While The Second Disc prides itself on connecting people to reissues and box sets they can keep on their shelves, it’s no secret that listening audiences are also digital – catalogue music lovers, too – and our passion is connecting people to music from the past that they might adore. So we’ve introduced a new feature: The Weekend Stream, which focuses on hidden gems that recently made it to digital channels that might make your playlists a little brighter!
Brian Wilson, BrianWilson.com Demos
With the welcome news of Brian hitting the road in the fall (with former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin), the legendary Beach Boys co-founder has a brand new website with a brilliant interactive timeline. Poke around long enough and you’ll find some unreleased rarities, including demos from albums like The Beach Boys Love You (1977), That Lucky Old Sun (2007) and plenty of rarities from the ’80s and ’90s as well. You’ll also hear some great interviews from Brian and bandmates on other parts of the site. This afternoon’s as good as any to get lost in the work of a true pop genius!
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the debut album by this genre-bending ’90s quartet! C.M.B. went triple platinum off the strength of hip-hop/R&B/pop singles like the No. 2 hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” (also featured on the soundtrack to New Jack City) plus the chart-toppers “I Adore (Mi Amor)” and “All 4 Love.” Now, it’s expanded with seven B-sides and rare mixes.
Released in 1987 – seven years after the legendary New Orleans jazzman passed away – the Grammy Award-winning House Party New Orleans Style is a cosmic gumbo of Longhair’s greatest hits (“Tipitina,” “No Buts and No Maybes,” “Big Chief”) in a studio setting just as he was starting to regain recognition as a concert tour de force.
The Mystery, Inc. gang entered a new millennium with this animated series that ran from 2002 to 2006 (featuring some of Casey Kasem’s final work as Scooby’s far-out best friend Shaggy). Pop-punkers Simple Plan, who’ve seen a few songs go viral off the strength of TikTok trends, introduce the beloved original theme to the series to digital music channels, for fans of the show to enjoy whenever they want!