Vinyl Pressing Review

Jack Logan & Scott Baxendale


Bones in the Desert


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 07.05.2013

Recorded at FTF Studios in Athens, GA, alt-country, blues, and rock congeal into a generous slab of Americana on this LP. However, Logan and Baxendale avoid devolving into the trite, formulaic, revivalist music that has dominated radio airwaves over the last couple of years. Veteran musicianship, professionalism and strong songwriting are all hallmarks of this release.



Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:

8.00

Clear production on a release that flirts with a variety of styles and genres. It's a balanced mix. The vocals are upfront. The pressing handles crunchy, overdriven blues and straightforward acoustic tracks with ease.
 

Pressing Quality:

8.00

Our copy featured some very minor warping. Not enough to effect the sound, but enough to move the needle a bit. No noticeable weaving. The black vinyl is heavy and durable. There was some slight bending on the corner of the jacket, but this could have been related to shipping. Paper sleeve is standard issue.
 

Vinyl Noise:

9.00

Crystal clear playing throughout the LP. No static whatsoever. Almost eerily quiet! Both between songs and during the tracks themselves.
 

Overall Artwork:

8.00

I love the artwork on the cover. It features a hand-drawn desert scene set against a backdrop of subtle skulls, with psychedelic lettering for the album title and artist names. The rear jacket features a blaack and white photograph of the two musicians at a bar. No additional artwork included with the release.
 

Overall Extras:

7.00

Not much to talk about here. The LP includes a digital download, but there isn't much else to speak of. No lyric sheet or additional artwork of any kind. The sleeve is standard issue, white paper.


Reviewed By:
Rob Peoni

I'm a longtime music junkie who began collecting vinyl around three years ago. I have around 300 titles that span a broad variety of genres. I tend to gravitate toward...

Rob has reviewed 48 other Records.

 

Total Score

: 4.00

 


Info

Label: FTF Records
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 15.00
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: black
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:
paper
 







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Thanks for sending us your record, Scott! I really enjoyed giving it a spin. Best of luck with the release and keep us posted on your future musical endeavors. -Rob
07.30.2013Rob
Thanks for the nice review! The vinyl was pressed by URP in Nashville. This is the first release on vinyl, by FTF records which is located in the Mysterious Blue Diamond Room in Athens. Our album release show will be Aug. 9th in Athens Ga at the World Famous. Hearing our record for the first time on vinyl was an experience I will never forget! Vinyl Rules!
07.16.2013Scott Baxendale