The Dreamliners "Southwest Side Story – Vol. 19"
Prince’s Black Album. The Dandy Warhol’s Black Album. The Beach Boys’ Smile. David Bowie’s Santa Monica 1972. Modest Mouse’s Sad Sappy Sucker. What do all these albums have in common? Well, they were available in, umm, less than legitimate ways before their official releases. Enter Numero Group and their “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” take on the famed bootleg series East Side Stories. Because so many of those releases included occasional song that Numero has the ability to release legally, they figured “why not?” Southwest Side Story Vol. 19 is just such a release. Comprised of unbelievably OOP 45s from San Antonio Texas in the ‘60s. You’ve got quite a far ranging sound from an area just as diverse as these sounds. Check out the eerie, Tarantino vibes of “Just Me And You” from The Dreamliners.