A relatively unknown musician from the early 1970s who has gained popularity over the last decade has just received the remastering with two new reprints on CD and 180 gram vinyl. And they are available now.
When I mention Sixto Rodriguez to anyone I know, I get blank looks. I even talked to a few record dealers about the musician, and they have never heard of him. If Rodriguez just released an album, I could believe it, but he released two rock albums in the US filled with psychedelic folk and pop that were a perfect winning combination back then.
While he was an obscure artist – and still is for some – his albums are a must for anyone who considers himself a music lover, melomaniac or discophile. His music is melodically simple but full of social anthems about poverty, love, rebellion and the streets of Detroit, Michigan, where he was born and raised. If you like Donovan, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and other music from the late 60's and early 70's, you'll probably like Rodriguez.
And I'm not the only one who would say that to you. While he initially bombed in the US, his debut in 1
Almost 50 years later his albums do not sound outdated and reappear with "Cold Fact". and "Coming from Reality" by Sussex Records can be ordered from Amazon and other stores. Remastered on 180 gram vinyl, released on August 30, 2019, and you can both get for just over $ 20 apiece. If you still prefer the sound of vinyl over digital music in 70s rock, then these are classics you should not miss.
More about Rodriguez To get the best experience with these albums, you need a good turntable with a decent needle and a Book entitled "Sugar Man: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez" high quality speakers. There are many speaker options to choose from. For turntables, the Audio-Technica ATLP120USB is best with a price of $ 200 to $ 250. If that's a bit much, the Victoria Vintage 3-Speed Suitcase Turntable is a great beginner at under $ 50. The ION Audio Max LP turntable is a good option for under $ 190.
If you still hear most of your music digitally, remastered CDs are available for both Cold Fact and Coming from Reality.  Get Rodriguez's' 70s rock albums on vinyl or CD remastered ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>