Music for Neighbors by the Trypes is available for pre-order now. Out next tuesday. Information on the Acute website.
― dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
of course that should be:
great work, dan! so good.
― tylerw, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
These are all out 5/22
THE GERMS, DŪROCS, JERRY REED, MICK FLEETWOOD’S ZOO,TERRY KNIGHT & THE PACK, CHUBBY CHECKER, THE ORLONS:WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE BUT REAL GONE MUSIC IN MAY? All of that plus the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks, Volume 29 too. LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real Gone Music enters its first Spring with a potpourri of reissues that are definitely not garden variety, with releases ranging from hardcore punk to power pop to Motor City rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop and Summer of Love fixtures the Grateful Dead, all due in late May. The only album by seminal Los Angeles punkers The Germs, (GI), will be reissued alongside the Dūrocs’ self-titled album, Jerry Reed’s The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground, I’m Not Me by Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, plus twofers from Terry Knight & the Pack (Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections), Chubby Checker (It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again), The Orlons (The Wah-Watusi/South Street) and Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1. And if that’s not enough to put in one’s pipe and smoke, the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks series continues with the six-CD set Dick’s Picks Vol. 29—5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL. Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia, the Dūrocs were the brainchild of Scott Mathews and Ron Nagle. Mathews had played at the Fillmore with Elvin Bishop at the age of 15, formed a band (Ice) with future Journey lead singer Steve Perry, and, with the guidance of music industry legends Jack Nitszche and David Rubinson, was one of the music industry’s most sought-after session men and producers. Nagle, meanwhile, had been the main singer-songwriter and keyboard player in the Mystery Trend and had released a cult classic solo album produced by Nitszche, Bad Rice. Together, the two wrote songs for platinum-certified artists and in 1979 released their own LP, which received a five-star rating in Rolling Stone and scored some European hits. For the first time, with Mathews’ and Nagle’s cooperation, the legendary album will be reissued on CD with no fewer than eight unreleased “bone us” tracks, complete with liner notes by Gene Sculatti. In addition, Real Gone will manufacture a 500-unit, limited-edition vinyl pressing in an appropriately porcine shade of pink with the original track listing and album packaging intact. Power pop fans will agree it’s time to bring home the bacon. Produced by Joan Jett, The Germs’ (GI) is a seminal album not just in West Coast punk, but in punk rock, period, wellspring of the Darby Crash legend and start of the illustrious career of Pat Smear (Nirvana, Foo Fighters). Astonishingly, this album (originally issued on Slash Records) has been out of print on CD for years. The Real Gone reissue places the platter inside a four-panel wallet featuring the original album graphics (including lyrics) with additional photos by noted punk scene photographer Jenny Lens and new liner notes by Richie Unterberger featuring fresh quotes from drummer Don Bolles. Real Gone Music will issue two classic late-’60s albums from Jerry Reed for the first time in CD: The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground. The titles of these, his first two records, tell the tale: Jerry was an unbelievably good guitarist and singer, and songwriter can be added to the list — at least Elvis thought so, as he covered both “Guitar Man” and “U.S. Male” from Unbelievable (and hired Jerry to play guitar on both). Jerry returned the favor by writing an Elvis tribute song (“Tupelo Mississippi Flash”) on 1968’s Nashville Underground, which lives up to its title by presenting a revelatory blend of country, rock ’n’ roll, folk, blue-eyed soul and even progressive pop. Though Reed was a protégé of Chet Atkins, his eclectic taste and irrepressible personality — later on full display in the Smokey and the Bandit films — ensured that this record busted out of the countrypolitan mold that held sway in Nashville at the time. Both of these albums are must-listens for any alt-country and roots music fan. Chris Morris contributes notes that place the two albums in context of Jerry’s incredible (and, to this day, underappreciated) career. Terry Knight and the Pack hailed from the same fertile, late-’60s Michigan soil that spawned the MC5, the Stooges, the Frost, the Amboy Dukes, SRC, Bob Seger and the Last Heard and other likeminded outfits. And these two fuzz-laced albums, Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections, originally released on the Cameo Parkway subsidiary Lucky Eleven, definitely fit right into that Midwestern mold — in fact, the band did notch several regional hits (“I [Who Have Nothing],” “You’re a Better Man Than I,” both collected here) but never quite broke through nationally. However, they remain famous among rock fans for one very important fact: this is the band where Mark Farner and Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad got their start (and Knight went on to manage the band). Jeff Tamarkin’s liner notes chronicle the saga. Released by Real Gone Music and ABKCO Music & Records. Though I’m Not Me, the 1983 album by Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo is commonly thought of as a Mick Fleetwood solo record, it really was the product of a band, and a helluva band at that. Aside from the drummer — who lays down the primal, bedrock rhythms for which he is famous — the denizens of this Zoo include Billy Burnette and Steve Ross on guitar and vocals, session bass player supreme Roger Hawkins and, on background vocals, none other than Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham (the band got its start backing Buckingham on a Saturday Night Live appearance). Though produced by Richard Dashut, producer of Rumors and Tusk, I’m Not Me was almost the anti-Tusk, a low-key affair showcasing the considerable singing and songwriting talents of Burnette, Ross and Hawkins. Given the talent assembled and the fact that it scored a hit in “I Want You Back,” it’s odd that this engaging, infectious album has never been out on CD. The Real Gone reissue includes notes by Scott Schinder. Also on deck are two albums from the height of the Chubby Checker twist phenomenon: It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again. Chubby flat-out ruled the charts in 1960 and 1961; the title cut of It’s Pony Time went to #1, his only #1 hit besides “The Twist,” while Let’s Twist Again, his fourth album, went to #11, shortly to be followed by three Top Ten albums in a row. Jim Ritz’s liner notes document the Chubby Checker phenomenon; the two albums appear here straight from the original tapes in radio-ready, primed-to-party mono, just like they were originally released. The twofer is another “twist” in the Real Gone Music/ABKCO Music & Records partnership. Discovered by high school classmate Len Barry, The Orlons (Shirley Brickley, Marlena Davis, Rosetta Hightower and Stephen Caldwell) were probably Cameo Parkway’s most popular vocal group and certainly the label’s top girl group. This twofer presents their only two charting albums, their 1962 debut The Wah-Watusi and 1963’s South Street — each featuring Top Five title tracks — in their original, pristine mono, with notes by Gene Sculatti that include great quotes from band member Caldwell (he of that ultra-low “frog” voice). More classic, early Philly soul from Real Gone Music and ABKCO Music & Records. The Philadelphia-based Cameo Parkway label was one of America’s great independent labels for vocal groups, home to big stars like the Dovells, Tymes and Orlons. But right alongside the big names and big hits in the label’s vaults lie untold doo-wop treasures waiting to be discovered, and that’s what this 24-track collection, Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1 really delivers. While the big names are represented, with the Dovells and Tymes each contributing one track unreleased until this collection, it’s the lesser lights on this collection that will shine the brightest for doo-wop and vocal group collectors, and with a full 23 out of the 24 tracks new to CD, and all but three from the original tapes, even the casual vocal group fan will find much to savor. Ed Osborne’s liner notes illuminate the street corners from which these artists hailed. ABKCO’s chief engineer Teri Landi produced the reissue. Finally, Real Gone Music will issue the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks Vol. 29—5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL. Start talking tours to any Deadhead you know and just say “Spring ’77”— chances are a big smile will steal across their face. That’s because of all the road trips in the Dead’s long history, arguably the one that saw the most consistently high level of playing was the spring ’77 tour the band undertook in support of its forthcoming Terrapin Station album. And that’s why, out of the 36 volumes in the Dick’s Picks series, only one, this one, is a six-CD set (there isn’t even a five-CD set). Inside are two complete shows minus one encore (from the Florida show), plus unlisted bonus tracks from a 10/11/77 show in Norman, Okla., all impeccably recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson. Highest among the many highlights from the Fox Theatre show are the version of “Sugaree” and the incredible segue from “Playing in the Band” to “Uncle John’s Band” (also don’t miss the unbilled, primal version of “Not Fade Away”). But the Lakeland show just may take the cake — two medleys, a breathtaking “Scarlet Begonias/Fire on the Mountain” and a jaw-dropping “Estimated Prophet/He’s Gone/Drums/The Other One/Comes a Time/St. Stephen/Not Fade Away/St. Stephen/One More Saturday Night,” are the icing. This package, never previously available in stores, comes with original slip-cased packaging and in HDCD sound. About Real Gone MusicReal Gone Music, formed and helmed by industry vets Gordon Anderson and Gabby Castellana, aims to establish itself as the most eclectic and prolific catalog and reissue label in the country. The label has announced distribution through by Razor & Tie. Anderson and Castellana each started businesses in 1993 — Collectors’ Choice Music and Hep Cat Records & Distribution, respectively — that became two of the most important outlets for buyers and sellers of vintage music recordings. Now, 18 years later, they have joined forces to launch Real Gone Music, a reissue label dedicated to serving both the collector community and the casual music fan with a robust release schedule combining big-name artists with esoteric cult favorites. Real Gone Music is a music company dedicated to combing the vaults for sounds that aren’t just gone — they’re REAL gone!
Street date May 22:Dūrocs: Dūrocs (CD and Limited-Edition Pink Colored-Vinyl LP)The Germs: (GI)Jerry Reed: The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville UndergroundMick Fleetwood’s Zoo: I’m Not MeTerry Knight & the Pack: Terry Knight & the Pack/ReflectionsChubby Checker: Terry Knight & the Pack/ReflectionsThe Orlons: The Wah-Watusi/South StreetVarious Artists: Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1
― dow, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitaliaNamed after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitaliaNamed after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitaliaNamed after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitaliaNamed after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia
― aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Looks like all the Talk Talk albums were reissued in the UK Apr 16. But no bonus tracks? And hey, looky here:
My Bloody Valentine - EPs 1988-1991 (Sony UK) May 7My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything [Reissue, 1988] (Sony UK) May 7My Bloody Valentine - Loveless [2CD Reissue, 1991] (Sony UK) May 7
― Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
Terry Knight & the Pack/ReflectionsThe Orlons: The Wah-Watusi/South StreetChubby Checker It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again
These were all just reissued on Collector's Choice 2 years ago (I have copies of all those) -- Did that label fold?
received a five-star rating in Rolling Stone
I'm skeptical about this. But I do remember the Durocs LP being reviewed in Creem at the time.
― xhuxk, Friday, 27 April 2012 00:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
From what I gather, Collector's Choice the label folded after Anderson left. Real Gone has been redoing some CC titles alongside regular reissues.
― Raymond Dubious Davies (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 27 April 2012 02:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
uncle tupelo - still feel gone, march 16-20 1992, no depressionstereolab - transient random noise bursts with announcements, mars audiac quintet
― omar little, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Out today:Thin Lizzy - Nightlife (Universal, 74) [2CD]Thin Lizzy - Fighting (Universal, 75) [2CD]
Sugar - Copper Blue (Edsel, 92) [3CD] May 28Sugar - Beaster (Edsel, 93) [2CD] May 28Sugar - File Under Easy Listening (Edsel, 94) [3CD] May 28
― Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Out on May 22. Love this band.
The Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique (Water, 80) The Monochrome Set - Love Zombies (Water, 81)The Small Faces (Hip-O, 66) [2CD] May 29The Small Faces - From The Beginning (Hip-O, 67) [2CD] May 29The Small Faces - Ogdens Nut Gone Flake (Hip-O, 68) [2CD] May 29
― Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:36 (11 months ago) Permalink
The Small Faces reissues are already out as imports. Ogdens' is three discs: mono, stereo, and outtakes. I've been listening to nothing else over the last week or so, and they're all brilliant. Mono Ogdens' is revelatory.
Supposedly, Autumn Stone and a 5-disc box (with no overlap from these reissues, so say Jones and MacLagan) are due in the fall.
― Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:40 (11 months ago) Permalink
Lion records is releasing Michael Angelo "S/T" (Guinn Album) + "Sorcerer's Dream" + "Nuts": 2xCD set!!
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 08:37 (11 months ago) Permalink
I've never heard the latter 2, any good?
They're also finally doing the Rotomagus collection!
― strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 08:46 (11 months ago) Permalink
I've never heard them either, don't even know what 'Nuts' is. 'Sorcerer's Dream' was a unissued record that Void releases awhile ago. I'd like a decent copy of the first record, but my pockets aren't that deep for this record yet. I would buy this though. The Heaven & Earth reissue from last year looked nice.
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:00 (11 months ago) Permalink
Should I know who Rotomagus is?
― JacobSanders, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:02 (11 months ago) Permalink
French heavy freak-rock band, they were on that "Tetes Lourdes" compilation of "Proto Metal de Francais" that came out a while abck.
― strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:21 (11 months ago) Permalink
Agh where is T2 Boomland on 180g deluxe double vinyl?
― Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 11:07 (11 months ago) Permalink
Good question. I feel like there's a ton of already reissued but out of print psych stuff that could stand good reissues right now but no one seems to want to do it.
― strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:04 (11 months ago) Permalink
I just discovered that BGO have the 3 SRC lps being reissued in one package on June 25th http://www.bgo-records.com/details_divs.asp?CatalogNo=BGOCD1051I assume that means that they're getting remastered nicely. BGO tends to get decent sound I think.
I think the 1st 2 of these are considered classic, certainly the 1st one which seems to concentrate more on sustain than the impactful dunt of most other Detroit rock. They've been thought of as anglophile and certainly seem more proggy on at least the 2nd lp than most other US bands. Don't think the 3rd lp is quite as well looked upon though.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to hopefully getting a new decent version of these lps. I've got the first one in its One Way incarnation from about 20 years ago.
Not sure if anything crucial is missing. I think there were a number of outtakes released some time ago. A full lp's worth on a One Way cd plus some bonus tracks on another release.There were also a couple of live sets circulated a while ago, I think one from '69 featuring Gary Quackenbush before he left and another one from I think '71 when he'd returned before the band morphed into Blue Scepter.
Gary Quackenbush seems to still be playing since a couple of live sets by him have appeared on torrent sites over the last couple of years. One about a month ago.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:10 (11 months ago) Permalink
i like the third SRC album better in some ways but yeah it's not as prog-influenced as the predecessors
― (REAL NAME) (m coleman), Sunday, 10 June 2012 12:36 (11 months ago) Permalink
"Morning Mood" isn't on there, which is quite nice. Never realized that wasn't on the first album. (It was a bonus track on a CD version of it.)
― timellison, Sunday, 10 June 2012 20:52 (11 months ago) Permalink
does anyone like this UV PØP - No Songs Tomorrow reissue on sacred bones?
― carly rae (flopson), Friday, 15 June 2012 19:38 (11 months ago) Permalink
ken oath i do!! really great record
― relatively joan rivers (electricsound), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:11 (11 months ago) Permalink
― carly rae (flopson), Saturday, 16 June 2012 18:11 (11 months ago) Permalink
H'mmm seems promising, if you're ready to dig some more Cali sunshine polish and principles: another lady from the canyon, spinning the detailed tale of one "Jethro," presumably not The Beverly Hillbillies J (not "laidback," as this sheet claims)
CAROL KLEYN TO REISSUE TAKIN' THE TIME AUGUST 21ST ON DRAG CITYDOWNLOAD/SHARE CAROL KLEYN'S "JETHRO"
The musical journeys of Carol Kleyn continue with the reissue of Takin' the Time, her eclectic, second album, originally released in 1980. Eight years after writing her first songs and dropping out of college to pursue her passion as a street musician, Carol was still following the love, making music and magic as she roamed free up and down the California coastline. The harp that Bobby Brown gave her back in 1971 was still her main axe whenever she played, and the primary instrument she used on her debut album Love Has Made Me Stronger. That record had been self-produced, and Carol sold copies wherever she played, but for the production of Takin' the Time, Bobby Brown stepped into the producer's role. He had already produced two incredible albums for himself (The Enlightening Beam of Axonda and Bobby Brown Live) and, in the studio, he succeeded in marrying his sound to Carol's, producing a sleek, light vibe that conveyed all the hope and joy that Carol's songs held within themselves. As Carol's music danced with a band, for the first time, on the first half of the album, the other half embraced the more familiar solo setting, that her audience knew and loved. These were smooth sounds for a new decade that included concerns about the environment and an ever-present prayer for peace.
Takin' the Time was recorded for Carol's own label, Turtledove Records, and was followed three years later by Return of the Silkie - but that's a story for yet another time - and another reissue from the singular discography of Carol Kleyn. For now, it's time to let Takin' the Time take you away, like a sun-filled afternoon, on a summer's day, dancing ever so lightly on a polished LP . . . accompanied by the golden photos and Carol's own recollections of those laid-back, California days.
Drag City Records will reissue Takin' the Time on August 21st. Listen to Carol Kleyn's "Jethro" off Takin' the Time, and read Carol's story about it below.
DOWNLOAD/LISTEN TO/SHARE CAROL KLEYN'S "JETHRO":
"In 1976, I was stepping into an elevator in the United Artists Records building on Sunset Blvd. with my dog, Mom, at my side, wearing a POCO t-shirt and carrying my harp when a man standing inside the elevator started talking to me and soon asked if I'd like to come up to his office and play him some songs. His name was Artie Mogull and he was then President of United Artists Records . . . soon to become CEO and owner of United Artists . . . who'd signed greats like Bob Dylan and discovered Laura Nyro. After I played a few songs for him, he asked me to go home, write a new song and come back the next day to play it for him. I wasn't sure I could write anything that fast, under that kind of pressure, but ended up writing 'Jethro' that night (which I decided was more upbeat than most of my other songs). I came back the next day and played it for him and for a producer he'd invited to be there: Milt Okun. (Milt produced artists like John Denver, Peter Paul and Mary and Laura Nyro) Afterwards, Milt gave me a positive nod, along with his phone number and I, of course, hoped for that break, but somehow, I was never able to reach him and the connection was lost.
After this album was recorded, in 1980, I often wished they could hear it again, with the drums and that electric guitar . . . "
Takin' the Time tracklisting:
01. Takin' The Time
03. She Lost Her Crown
04. Sailor Take Me
05. Could Be Heaven
06. Tides and Crazy Moons
07. Missy Robin
09. How Long Till Forever
― dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:17 (10 months ago) Permalink
i liked Love Has Made Me Stronger. extremely hippie dippie, but nice nonetheless.
― tylerw, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:22 (10 months ago) Permalink
The Enlightening Beam of Axonda rings a distant bell--anybody heard it?
― dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:32 (10 months ago) Permalink
She's got a nice rippling skill set.
― dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:33 (10 months ago) Permalink
The Enlightening Beam's cover. I wanna hear it!
― dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:38 (10 months ago) Permalink
Oh it's a total classic
― Trip Maker, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:41 (10 months ago) Permalink
I see that Til Tuesday's Voives Carry has recently been reissued/remastered. It's ther worst album, but this still makes me kinda happy.
― to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:45 (10 months ago) Permalink
Enlightening Beam of Axonda is great
― dmr, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 19:26 (10 months ago) Permalink
is that getting reissued anytime soon? Think I came across it mentioned in the same places as These Trails, not sure if that's any guide to it though.But if it was, might it not be something they'd be interested in doing.Looks like Akarma did it in 2004 but it's getting high prices on Amazon etc market places.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:46 (10 months ago) Permalink
They = Drag City who reissued These Trails and the above mentioned Bobby Brown produced lp.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:47 (10 months ago) Permalink
Enlightening Beam of Axonda is, IMO, MUCH MUCH better than his two other LPs. Though some people disagree with me violently on that.
― one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:14 (10 months ago) Permalink
Somebody please describe it, enlighten meee
― dow, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:28 (10 months ago) Permalink
On September 17th, Strut release the second album in the FAC. DANCE series, bringing together sought after 12" versions and rarities from Manchester's revered Factory Records imprint. Despite a reputation for austere post-punk, the label's first decade produced a slew of landmark dance records, primarily brought to the label by Rob Gretton, who valued tunes and beats over Situationist theory and laboratory experiments in popular art. Conversely, founder Tony Wilson disparaged pure dance music as lacking intellectual rigour. As a result, this second collection of early Factory dance sides occupies a compelling middle ground. Revisiting the peerless studio work of Martin Hannett, Be Music (the collective pseudonym of New Order members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Peter Hook) and ACR drummer Donald Johnson, among others, FAC. DANCE 02 fleshes out Factory's varied early forays into dance territory, widening the spectrum yet further from Volume One. The early version of A Certain Ratio's angular funk classic "The Fox" from the band's debut album To Each... rubs shoulders with Cheba Fadela's Algerian rai blast, "N'Sel Fik"; Kalima's uplifting dancefloor jazz also features, along with a sprawling electro dub of 52nd Street's UK boogie classic "Can't Afford"; we spotlight Dutch electronic band Minny Pops with the motorik "Blue Roses" alongside the heavy dub and reggae stylings of The Wake, X-O-Dus and ACR alter ego Sir Horatio; the Manchester / New York axis is also revisited once again with two potent post-punk funk blasts from E.S.G., the first US band to appear on Factory. FAC. DANCE 02 is released in conjunction with Factory Records Ltd. The CD and LP packages feature detailed track notes by Factory biographer James Nice, together with rare photos. The digital version of the album features five tracks not featured on the physical formats. CD 1 1. A CERTAIN RATIO - THE FOX 3.472. ESG - MOODY 2.463. MINNY POPS - BLUE ROSES 2.334. THICK PIGEON - BABCOCK + WILCOX 3.445. BITING TONGUES - MEAT MASK SEPARATIST 4.576. SIR HORATIO - SOMMADUB 7.187. X-O-DUS - SOCIETY 4.208. THE DURUTTI COLUMN - SELF PORTRAIT 4.409. SECTION 25 - KNEW NOISE 4.4310. SHARK VEGAS - YOU HURT ME 6.5911. FADELA - N'SEL FIK 7.0612. KALIMA - LAND OF DREAMS 6.47 CD 2 1. 52nd STREET - CAN'T AFFORD (Unorganised mix) 10.022. NYAM NYAM - FATE 8.063. A CERTAIN RATIO - LUCINDA 3.534. ESG - YOU'RE NO GOOD 3.095. SWAMP CHILDREN - SOFTLY SAYING GOODBYE 4.096. QUANDO QUANGO - GO EXCITING (12" mix) 5.577. SURPRIZE - IN MOVIMENTO 5.338. ANNA DOMINO - TAKE THAT 4.139. THE WAKE - HOST 7.5710. ROYAL FAMILY AND THE POOR - VANEIGEM MIX 6.2211. SECTION 25 - SAKURA 3.5812. AD INFINITUM - TELSTAR 3.13
― dow, Saturday, 30 June 2012 20:56 (10 months ago) Permalink
From Maggie Vail:
Introducing Bikini Kill Records
Hello all, I have some very exciting news to share with you this morning from Bikini Kill:
"As our 25th anniversary approaches, Bikini Kill has decided to start our own record label called Bikini Kill Records. The Bikini Kill back catalog is currently available digitally as of July 17, 2012 via bikinikill.com, eMusic & iTunes. The Frumpies and Casual Dots are also up for sale now. We are working towards reissuing the physical Bikini Kill records one at a time. There are brand new Bikini Kill T Shirts available from bikinikill.com at this time with more merch to come in the near future.
Bikini Kill's Self-Titled EP will come out in the fall of 2012 to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of its original release. We also plan to re-release our original demo tape, which contains songs that were previously unavailable and/or hard to find on vinyl & CD. We are currently going through our archive, which include photographs, practice tapes, live recordings, unreleased songs, films, video, writing, interviews, zines and flyers that we intend to feature on future releases and document on our website. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive news about our progress."
― dow, Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:26 (10 months ago) Permalink
from the archive BK is starting at bikinikill.com (they welcome contributions like this)
― dow, Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:31 (10 months ago) Permalink
― dow, Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:32 (10 months ago) Permalink
Anybody heard this? I'm not usually into fusion, but maybe--?Previously unavailable on CD, Hermann Szobels Szobel was originally released by Arista Records in 1976. Over the years the album has established a worldwide cult following and the mysterious Mr. Szobel has become a bit of an enigma. Szobel was a 17-year virtuoso pianist who arrived from Austria with aspirations to become a star in the world of jazz. He also happened to be the nephew of rock impresario Bill Graham. Originally intended for release on Aristas Freedom jazz imprint, the decision was made by Clive Davis to release the debut album on Arista proper in order to give it a chance at a broader appeal. An extraordinary band was assembled to record Szobels highly complex music: Michael Visceglia on bass, Bob Goldman on drums, Dave Samuels on percussion including marimba and vibraphone, and Vadim Vyadro on tenor sax, clarinet, and flute.Szobel was highly influenced by Martial Solal and Frank Zappa. His compositions are rooted in jazz, rock and Western classical composition. They are extremely complex and the recording sessions were quite laborious. While he gives space to all of the musicians, his phenomenal technique as a pianist is clearly displayed. In the September 6, 1976 issue of Downbeat the review said that Szobel had "a conception and technique far in advance of most musicians twice his age." Upon its release the album did not sell well and Szobels behavior became more and more eccentric. In the middle of recording a second (still unreleased) album, rumor has it that he suffered a mental breakdown. He disappeared from the music world forever. Since then rumors have swirled and a mythology has been created. Unconfirmed reports have Mr. Szobel currently living in Austria. Szobel has now been mastered for CD release by audiophile engineer Bob Katz. Extensive liner notes by bassist Michael Visceglia unlock some of the mysteries of Hermann Szobel. Hermann SzobelSzobelThe Lasers Edge17 July 2012
― dow, Friday, 20 July 2012 19:41 (10 months ago) Permalink
ha, i have this -- i asked my brother in law to play me his most obscure record and he brought it out. it's cool! kinda zappa fusion 70s jazz.
― tylerw, Friday, 20 July 2012 19:48 (10 months ago) Permalink
What the heck, I'll check it out. Never heard much piano-centric fusion. thanks for the tip.
― dow, Friday, 20 July 2012 19:58 (10 months ago) Permalink
my brother in law says that he bought it because someone told him it was actually zappa under a psuedonym. which doesn't seem to be true, but kind of funny.
― tylerw, Friday, 20 July 2012 20:04 (10 months ago) Permalink
Maybe Frank wanted to try his hand at the pianner?
― dow, Friday, 20 July 2012 20:08 (10 months ago) Permalink
so, Willie Lowery, leader of Plant And See and Lumbee, the latter named for his North Carolina Indian tribe. Couple of whole tracks as sep streams, which I haven't checked yet, but really appealing excerpts in this featurette, with bobbing bass lines (Plant And See's bass player was Latin), reminds me of Jerry Ragavoy songs from the same era, with some of what might've attracted Joplin to "Piece of my Heart", for inst. It's all groovy! http://www.npr.org/2012/07/21/157117448/a-tribal-anthems-author-and-a-cult-rock-hero
― dow, Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:29 (10 months ago) Permalink
I got the Plant and See reissue. It kind of reminded me of Smith and bands like that. But better, especially on the more rocking tunes.
Also, Don Cherry's Organic Music Society reissue is out dudes.
― Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:02 (10 months ago) Permalink
"Relativity Suite" kind of reminds me of both Arthur Russell and Alemu Aga.
― Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:07 (10 months ago) Permalink