On Second Thought

The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1967): On Second Thought

The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1967): On Second Thought

The Foundations’ ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’ didn’t just aspire to Motown’ classic sound. They captured it.

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

Bombastic and wildly ambitious, but also deeply moving.

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

Simultaneously the Beatles at their best, and the sound of a band disintegrating.

On Second Thought: The June – Magic Circles (2009)

On Second Thought: The June – Magic Circles (2009)

The surprise is a cover of a lesser-known gem from Badfinger’s Pete Ham.

On Second Thought: The Above – The Above (2010)

On Second Thought: The Above – The Above (2010)

This Brooklyn five-piece races down Carnaby Street, circa 1966.

On Second Thought: The JuJus – You Treat Me Bad (2009)

On Second Thought: The JuJus – You Treat Me Bad (2009)

These songs were an ideal vehicle for the Julus’ energy and vision.

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

A classic representation of everything that made a 1974 Dead show so special.

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 1 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 1 (2012)

Brimming with power and grace, this has become a treasured collector’s item.

On Second Thought: David + David – Boomtown (1986)

On Second Thought: David + David – Boomtown (1986)

Dark and intriguing, it left us eager for a second album that, alas, never came.

On Second Thought: Cheap Time – Exit Smiles (2013)

These aren’t garage acolytes, the kind who nail the details but miss the feel.