Friday, June 12, 2015

Linda Smith - "Gorgeous Weather" 7"

Linda Smith – “Gorgeous Weather” 7”
Harriet Records, 1990
Acquired: Love Garden Shotgun Room, Used, 2007
Price: $.25
My experience with Harriet Records is limited, but that doesn’t stop them from being one of my favorite bygone record labels. I’ve always thought of them (and idolized them) as a sort of American Sarah Records. When I hosted Pop Rocks!—an indie pop worship showcase on KJHK—Harriet artists got a ton of play. The Magnetic Fields, Tullycraft, the Extra Glenns, and any band featured on the label’s amazing compilation The Long Secret were A-OK in my book and got a ton of play. The lo-fi production values of Linda Smith’s dreamy pop makes for an interesting listen and reminds me why I am constantly looking for the little illustration of Harriet the Spy on labels when I go record hunting.

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