Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2022: Part Three - Totally Righteous Punk & Soul

Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2022: Part Three - Totally Righteous Punk & Soul

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Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2022

Rhino is geared up and ready for 2022 with their new batch of Start Your Ear Off Right albums. This year has some interesting diversity to it, so we’re going to check out a few different genres and albums. Our third and final installment covers two punk rock classics, two amazing R&B albums and one 80’s classic.

Ramones - Rocket To Russia (Clear Vinyl) Click To Order - The first four Ramones albums are bonafide classics, and Rocket To Russia may be the best of the bunch. With Teenage Lobotomy and Shenna Was A Punk Rocker, its hard not to love it. 


Cretin Hop 1:55

Rockaway Beach 2:06

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 2:47

Locket Love 2:09

I Don't Care 1:38

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 2:49

We're A Happy Family 2:47

Teenage Lobotomy 2:00

Do You Wanna Dance 1:52

I Wanna Be Well 2:28

I Can't Give You Anything 1:57

Ramona 2:35

Surfin' Bird 2:37

Why Is It Always This Way 2:32


Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation (Translucent Blue Vinyl) Click To Order- One of the original NYC punk bands, their music was part punk, part no wave and their visual style, including safety pinned clothes, would influence the burgeoning punk rock movement in the UK. Blank Generation is a fantastic album.


Love Comes In Spurts 1:59

Liars Beware 2:50

New Pleasure 1:52

Betrayal Takes Two 3:33

Down At The Rock And Roll Club 3:37

Who Says? 2:07

Blank Generation 2:41

Walking On The Water 2:14

The Plan 3:53

Another World 8:10

A-Ha - Hunting High & Low (Green Vinyl) Click To Order -  An absolute 80’s classic due to the smash hit, Take On Me, a song that is as much a part of the history of 80’s music and MTV as almost any other song imaginable. What’s so great about Hunting High & Low is that the rest of the album is just as good as Take On Me. 


Take On Me 3:46

Train Of Thought 4:11

Hunting High And Low 3:43

The Blue Sky 2:22

Living A Boy's Adventure Tale 5:00

The Sun Always Shines On T.V. 5:06

And You Tell Me 1:51

Love Is Reason 3:04

Dream Myself Alive 3:06

Here I Stand And Face The Rain  4:30

Otis Redding - The Best of Otis Redding (Translucent Blue Vinyl) Click To Order - Otis Redding is one of the best singers and performers of all time, taken from us far too soon. This 16 track best of is completely amazing and still showcases some of what made him one of the greatest of all time. This compilation is one of my top ones for SYEOR and is a must have for me. Mr. Pitiful is one of my favorite songs of all time.


These Arms Of Mine

Pain In My Heart

Stand By Me

Mr. Pitiful

That's How Strong My Love Is

I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)


My Girl

I Can't Turn You Loose


Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)

Try A Little Tenderness


(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

Hard To Handle

I've Got Dreams To Remember

Aretha Franklin - Sparkle (Crystal Clear Vinyl) Click To Order - While this is also technically a soundtrack, the 1976 movie Sparkle features songs written and performed by Aretha and Curtis Mayfield. While the songs were performed by the movie stars in the film, the soundtrack is all Aretha. This will be its first reissue since its original 1976 pressing.


Sparkle 4:10

Giving Him Something He Can Feel 6:15

Hooked On Your Love 4:57

Look Into Your Heart 4:01

I Get High 4:08

Jump 2:18

Loving You Baby 3:45

Rock With Me 3:10

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