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Doug Jerebine is Jesse Harper on Drag City.

Ha! Cool. I think the Kissing Spell version of this has been out of print for over a decade now.

The Outsiders / The Sound reissues on CD.


the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah I still haven't gotten the Disco Zombies and Happy Refugees cuz $14USD for FLAC is a bit steep. Don't see what's so difficult about selling directly for a more reasonable price, or doing Bandcamp.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's the same as me. I have all the Acute releases up to those two. Dan mentioned Bandcamp before either of the two got released, but I don't know what happened. Acute is a label I like to support, but there's only so many $$$ and, well, you know how it goes!

crustaceanrebel, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I still want to know how VOD nailed the John Bender set. I emailed him but never got a response. Also didn't offer a multiple volume box set though.

I'll look into getting the Acute releases out there losslessly and cheaper. It hasn't really been on our radar. I think I had only mentioned bandcamp before I realized Boomkat offered lossless files, so I figured we were set with that. Hadn't really thought about how much it costs and haven't heard any complaints till now.

As far as packaging is concerned. The iTunes download comes with a complete PDF of the booklet (16 pages for Happy Refugees, 12 for Disco Zombies). The PDF also comes with the download card as a bonus. It's frustrating if other retailers don't include bonus files like this. However, somebody from Germany emailed me last week who likes to buy from Amazon, I told him to send me a screenshot of the receipt and I sent him the PDF. Not suggesting that makes it worth as much as nice physical packaging, but if you do end up buying from Boomkat or Amazon and need the liner notes, let me know. Any idea if Bandcamp's downloads can include something like a PDF?

I was frustrated that ILX was down when Happy Refugees came out and I wasn't able to promote it properly here! It's actually sold really really well and gotten some nice buzz, but the press response has been relatively quiet. Disco Zombies was a bit better but not much. I don't know if it's because we sent out fewer promos or mostly relied on digital promos, or they got lost in year end shuffles...or people don't rate them as important enough. Anyway, it's not too late!

Meanwhile Happy Refugees even came to NY a few weeks ago for a little adventure, playing with the likes of Crystal Stilts and Regal Degal, appearing on WFMU, etc. More info here:

Trypes may still take a while, I'm trying to do something unique with the artwork and it's a bit of a hassle. It's really gonna blow people away though. First the reissue of the already released stuff...people who haven't heard that stuff are in for a treat. Then there's an entire side of the earlier stuff that's really cool and raw, then as a bonus with the download a whole other set of unreleased/unrecorded later songs recorded at rehearsal sessions at maxwells. Like you can hear the radio on in the background before they go into these epic lo-fi psychedelic numbers with Toni and Brenda singing harmony. Really great.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:26 (six years ago) Permalink

re: bandcamp:

"Bonus Download Items: Upload PDF liner note booklets, videos, alternate art... pretty much whatever goodies you like, and we'll include them in the downloaded album's zip file."

dan selzer, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:29 (six years ago) Permalink

The problems with Boomkat is they raise the price from £6.99 for MP3 to £8.99 for FLAC, which seems senseless to me. That may be a reasonable price in the U.K., but with exchange rates the way they are, $14 USD is a bit prohibitive for many people who are used to getting a CD for that kind of price range.

Dan it would be fantastic if you did Bandcamp or some cheaper alternative. I will definitely buy all the latest releases as soon as you do! Also, while I don't care so much whether I get new releases in CD or flac, I prefer to buy CDs of special reissues for the liner notes, and to have something to keep and collect on my shelf. What was the thinking behind not doing CDs at all?

Look forward to the Trypes!

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:39 (six years ago) Permalink

It's a few things...sales of CDs dropping, combined with looking at the future. I actually spent a few years trying to move to just doing digital releases. I believe(d) that to be the wave of the future, but nobody was interested. While there are certainly people still buying CDs, I felt like taking a sort of stand and being able to focus on putting together a good virtual package, and for the people who want physical product, so many of them are turning to vinyl, especially for the kind of stuff we're releasing, that it seemed to make sense to go that route. We'd love to be able to make stuff as accessible as possible, but at the same time the demand for lossless files, seems really small while the demand for CDs is really falling off. For what it's worth we did pretty well with our last CD, better than the 4 or so before it, but not enough to inspire much confidence.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Not sure what the sales numbers are, but I'd think lossless is growing in popularity, especially when it's offered at non-jacked up prices.

Captain Beefheart - Bat Chain Puller (Barfkoswill) 76 [Jan 15]

The End Records are reissuing a big batch of stuff by Spiritual Beggars, Witchery, Lost Horizon, Hardcore Superstar and Firebird on Jan. 31.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:07 (six years ago) Permalink

came out late last year but the Lion Productions reissue of the folk-psych classic "Refuge" by Heaven & Earth is a thing of absolute beauty and wonder

back in gloom (electricsound), Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Curious about these (just reissued on Mississippi):

questino (seandalai), Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I actually spent a few years trying to move to just doing digital releases. I believe(d) that to be the wave of the future, but nobody was interested. While there are certainly people still buying CDs, I felt like taking a sort of stand and being able to focus on putting together a good virtual package, and for the people who want physical product, so many of them are turning to vinyl, especially for the kind of stuff we're releasing, that it seemed to make sense to go that route. We'd love to be able to make stuff as accessible as possible, but at the same time the demand for lossless files, seems really small while the demand for CDs is really falling off. For what it's worth we did pretty well with our last CD, better than the 4 or so before it, but not enough to inspire much confidence.

The demand for lossless files is small largely due to the continued existence of CDs. Should CDs disappear (or become rare enough that one can't rely on them happening), the demand for lossless files will really explode. (I should note that I've had access to research studies about this.) Some companies, like Rhino, have released stuff in lossless formats for which there is a demand, but (currently) no CD. Tim Buckley's "Starsailor" is a great example. The CD has been out of print and goes for big bucks. An MP3 version of the album is available most places (Amazon, iTunes, etc) - but made available a lossless version for $10.49 (still 50% more than the MP3 version) and it's done quite well. That's occurring more and more.

I understand issuing new stuff on vinyl and MP3 these days, but I think you're losing sales by not having at least *some* form of digital lossless format available. I'd prefer CD myself, but I know sales / distribution are tough and getting tougher. Lossless is going to happen sooner than you think. I hope it happens with the Trypes!

crustaceanrebel, Friday, 13 January 2012 00:48 (six years ago) Permalink

As mentioned, our releases are available lossless from Boomkat. It's just the price that's an issue.

dan selzer, Friday, 13 January 2012 00:57 (six years ago) Permalink

stan hubbs 'crystal' now up on the digital sites. p groovy stoned 70s rock. unfortunately the vinyl reish is long gone..

mazzy deathstarr (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 01:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Reissues of first four Small Faces records -- THREE-disc deluxe editions -- coming May 7:

Also in the works is a 6 or 7 disc box. Supposedly, these will be the first/only Small Faces CDs mastered from the original tapes.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

golden-pavilion has reissued the first Time Wasters record!

JacobSanders, Monday, 30 January 2012 05:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Todd Rundgren 'Disco Jets' coming in March!

Jeff W, Friday, 10 February 2012 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

OK. Exploring bandcamp and it may work out. But if you really love it, please send them an email and tell them to allow queing up of multiple uploads at once asap, because uploading 15 to 20 WAV files 2 at a time is pretty tedious!

dan selzer, Saturday, 11 February 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

^can sympathise

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Saturday, 11 February 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Tronics Love Backed By Force LP reissue out. Technically on Valentine's day, though it seems to have hit Other Music early. Both cd and LP, though I don't know if there are more of one or the other. But I think the vinyl has a download code.

Michael Train, Sunday, 12 February 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

And, I should add, on What's Your Rupture. Sounding a little richer than on this clip, but you get the idea. "Shark Fucks" 7" out too.

Michael Train, Sunday, 12 February 2012 01:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I take it back. Ixnay on the andcampBay. Issues with exclusive licensing and this and and that.

I think our releases, as FLAC on Boomkat, come out to 14 dollars, which isn't that bad. If you purchase it, send me a screenshot and I'll forward you the liner note PDF.

dan selzer, Monday, 13 February 2012 06:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Cotton Mather's 90s power pop masterpiece Kontiki gets deluxe 2CD reissue!

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

On Jan 31, Sundazed came out with a mono version of Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum sourced from the original Philips Records reels. Has anyone heard it?

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought it. Some slight differences - a few more vocal bits that were cut out on the stereo version, I think, especially in "Rock Me Baby." Overall it's a little more "cramped" sounding and you don't get that super stereo FREAKOUT sound on some of the guitar solos, but it's definitely worth hearing if you're a die hard fan of the album.

Will the waveform be unbroken? (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Check out what Volcanic Tongue has to say about Happy Refugees...

dan selzer, Monday, 27 February 2012 20:56 (five years ago) Permalink

got my Drywater and Eddie Callahan reissues on time-lag today. so beautifully done.

gobbie billespie (electricsound), Friday, 2 March 2012 01:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I really love this Wendy Rene re-issue on Light in the Attic, but there's something going on with the vocals on several of the tracks, where they sound super in-the-red or compressed (or something that someone with knowledge of this kind of thing might be able to identify). I suppose it's native to the recordings, though I feel like some of the YouTube clips of these songs from other sources don't have it as much. Has anyone else heard this record?

Walter Galt, Friday, 9 March 2012 12:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I have 2 Wendy Rene 45's and her vocals sound insanely in the red., but in a good way. That collections looks great, exciting to see they dug up more of her!

JacobSanders, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

from what i've heard of wendy rene, she was definitely peaking the mics, but i haven't heard the new reissue. want to get it though, she's great.

tylerw, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Haven't heard anything by her but Barbecue which was on one of the Northern Soul collections probably The In Crowd. Pretty good track.

Stevolende, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Yall know about the live Trypes on Tyler's site, right? Live Janis w Big Brother streaming here,get it while you can; ditto Feedtime (haven't had time to check either yet)

dow, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Spectrum Spools doing a vinyl reissue of Franco Falsini's "Cold Nose" (aka "Naso Freddo") LP, seventies electronic soundtrack to a movie about cocaine or something.

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 03:59 (five years ago) Permalink

UNWUCHT records?

i deliberated for too long on the Krypton Ten reissue, and i'm now doing the same about the Sixteen Impossible Things 12" by Bill Direen. anyone heard it? seems pricey.

bulge renaissance (+ +), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Is that on any of the Flying Nun Bilders compilations?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, looks like all those reissues were on the FN collections that came out in the 90s. I've got them, Bill's a Kiwi Robert Pollard, brilliance mixed with failed experiments. Good stuff!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Just got the Vacuum single from silt breeze. Early Direen with Stapleton.

dan selzer, Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:03 (five years ago) Permalink

feedtime - The Aberrant Years. Can't believe I almost forgot about this, as I've been looking for these albums for over 20 years. Aussie avant postpunk minimalists who were consistent as The Ramones or Motorhead, but also uniquely out of step with most bands in 1985-89 aside from maybe the Melvins. I picked it up at Reckless last weekend, four CDs for $17.99. Now THAT'S a real damn good value.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

My wallet cries in joy and pain for these upcoming INA-GRM reissues

Spectrist, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh MAN. Going to have to buy those. Buy them so hard.

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Reissues I've liked so far this year:

Feedtime – The Aberrant Years (Sub Pop)
(Various) – Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology (Profile/Legacy)
Bleeding Hearts – What Happened? (Aztec Music)
Fela Kuti – Live In Detroit 1986 (Knitting Factory)
(Various) – Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 (Chocolate Industries)
(Various) – Tension: Spanish Experimental Underground 1980-1985 (Munster)
Eric Gradman – Man & Machine (Aztec Music)
(Various) – Listen, Whitey!: The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-1974 (Light In the Attic)

xhuxk, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:49 (five years ago) Permalink

thank you staubgold!

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

(Various) – Tension: Spanish Experimental Underground 1980-1985 (Munster)

Yeah, I was really curious about this none - xhuxk, did you review it? Can I find samples anywhere?

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 March 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

this one, not none, obviously.

benernienie taumaupin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 25 March 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there a decent source out there for new/upcoming VINYL reissues?

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there a decent source out there for new/upcoming VINYL reissues?


dan selzer, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

oh man, those GRM reissues on emego. just take my money now and get it over with!

original bgm, Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyone heard this? A good time or needless crate-scraping?

A decade in the making, Soul Cal is the definitive survey of America’s best, independent, 70s soul-ensembles. Profiled within this album and book are the bands that transitioned from funk to disco; the bands that kept up the backbeat as rhythm moved to the backseat. Against the odds, they left recorded artifacts for we at Now-Again to dig out, dust off and restore. Collected here for the first time are the musical dreams of dozens, dreams that were deferred but were never discarded.

James Bond Jor (seandalai), Friday, 30 March 2012 04:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Dio - Holy Diver [2CD] 83
Dio - The Last In Line [2CD] 84
Dio - Sacred Heart [2CD] 85

Funny, the press release wrote this about Sacred Heart: This was to become a much-loved DIO album, and contained the tracks "Rock N' Roll Children" and "Hungry For Heaven". The stage show that was to accompany this album was hailed as a spectacle, involving a mechanized dragon as well as lasers. Ronnie and his band were to refer to the dragon as Denzil. This was the last studio album to be released by DIO that included guitarist Vivian Campbell.

Much loved! I always thought it was supposed to be a big, fat dud. But I'm always open for a few more good Dio choons.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 6 April 2012 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Superior Viaduct did a Black Humour reissue (kinda Flipper meets Factrix maybe?) and they put out a Noh Mercy LP (female drum/voice and occasionally synth/guitar duo) and I like both. Upcoming reissues of Factrix's album, Factrix/Cazazza and a couple of Tuxedomoon EPs.

Oxnard Cohen (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Not saying this doesn't sound cool, but ANOTHER Jam reissue/box set/etc?!

this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Friday, 28 September 2012 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Yep. So the original Bat Chain Puller did finally ship in Feb, courtesy the Zappa site? Only seen a couple reviews, a rave from David Fricke, a confusing description in Pitchfork (describing versions from Shiny Beast, or is that a typo) Interesting point though: if more conventional original version had come out, and if it had been more commercially sucessful, "it might have taken the edge off the man", and we wouldn't have gotten the incisive final three albums, as we know them. Anyway, anybody heard the 2012 legit BCP? Thoughts?

dow, Friday, 28 September 2012 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

'Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard : Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music : 1923-1936' Available as a 3LP/3CD box set November 6th, 2012


Work, play, pray - the lifecycle of the rural America that created our greatest generation of country music, 1923 to 1936. These volumes survey songs of labor and occupation, hardship and loss; dance tunes, comic numbers, and novelties that provided distraction and fun; and the hymns and sacred pieces that reached beyond the raw material of daily existence for something enduring. Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard features 19 previously un-reissued sides and is largely drawn from the collection of the late Don Wahle of Louisville, Kentucky. A hillbilly 78 collector for many years, his records were hours away from the dump when producer Nathan Salsburg recovered them. Compiled and annotated by Salsburg with accompanying essays by Sarah Bryan (editor of the Old Time Herald), Amanda Petrusich (New York Times; author of It Still Moves), and John Jeremiah Sullivan (Southern editor of the Paris Review; author of Blood Horses and the essay collection Pulphead).

Work Hard:
Side A 1. Earl McCoy, Alfred Meng, and Clem Garner: John Henry the Steel Drivin' Man (1930) * 2. David McCarn: Poor Man, Rich Man (Cotton Mill Colic No. 2) (1930) 3. Allen Brothers: I've Got the Chain Store Blues (1930) * 4. Fiddlin' John Carson: The Farmer Is the Man Who Feeds Them All (1923) 5. Oscar Ford: The Farmer's Dream (1930) * 6. Earl Johnson: When the Roses Bloom Again for the Bootlegger (1930) * Side B 1. Harry "Mac" McClintock: Jerry, Go Ile that Car (1928) 2. & 3. Red Gay & Jack Wellman: Flat Wheel Train Blues, parts 1 & 2 (1930) * 4. Pierre La Dieu: Driving Saw Logs on the Plover (1928) * 5. Darby & Tarlton: All Bound Down in Texas (1929) 6. Buell Kazee: Poor Boy Long Ways from Home (1928) * 7. Georgia Crackers: Diamond Joe (1927)
Play Hard:
Side A 1. Gid Tanner and band: Work Don't Bother Me (1930) 2. North Carolina Hawaiians: Soldier's Joy (1928) * 3. Bill Chitwood and His Georgia Mountaineers: Fourth of July at the Country Fair (1927) * 4. Warren Caplinger's Cumberland Mountain Entertainers: McDonald's Farm (1928) * 5. Carolina Ramblers String Band: Barnyard Frolic (1932) * 6. Cherokee Ramblers: Home Brew Rag (1935) * 7. Herschel Brown and His Boys: Corn-Shucking Party In Georgia (1928) Side B 1. Charlie Wilson & His Hayloft Gang: The Beer Party (1933) * 2. Aiken County String Band: Charleston Rag (1927) * 3. Whit Gaydon: Tennessee Coon Hunt (1929) * 4. Hack String Band: Too Tight Rag (1929) 5. Allen Brothers: Cheat 'Em (1928) 6. Oscar Ford: Hide Away (1927) 7. Tennessee Ramblers: The Preacher Got Drunk and Laid Down His Bible (1928)
Pray Hard:
Side A 1. Gid Tanner: You've Got to Stop Drinking Shine (1930) * 2. Happy Four: Climbing the Golden Stairs (1927) * 3. McDonald Quartette: Oh Declare His Glory (1927) * 4. Dixon Brothers: Easter Day (1936) 5. Georgia Yellow Hammers: I'm S-A-V-E-D (1927) 6. Corley Family: Way to Glory Land (1929) * 7. Fields Ward and the Grayson County Railsplitters: You Must Be A Lover of the Lord (1929) 8. Sid Harkreader & Grady Moore: The Gambler's Dying Words (1927) Side B 1. Kentucky Holiness Singers: I'm On My Way (1930) * 2. Snowball & Sunshine: Leave It There (1931) * 3. Alfred G. Karnes: Where We'll Never Grow Old (1927) 4. Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers: If the Light Has Gone Out of Your Soul (1928) 5. Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers: When the Moon Drips Away Into the Blood (1928) * 6. Red Brush Singers: Beyond the Starry Plane (1928) * 7. Elder G. P. Harris: My Christian Friends In Bonds of Love (c. 1933)

* First issue since 78-rpm release.

Available Nov 6, 2012
3CD Set : TSQ 2776 / 3 LP Set : TSQ 2783
Distributed by INgrooves/Fontana in the US, Cargo UK for Europe, FUSE for Australia

dow, Monday, 1 October 2012 18:26 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 1 October 2012 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

from Numero: Alfonso Lovo's La Gigantona (The Gigantic Lady) with friends incl Chepito Areas of Santana

dow, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

La Gigantona is of the Latin cosmos, reviewed here:

dow, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

hey you guys keep up with reissues can one of u alert me (via remote electrocution of penis) when this thing gets reissued on vinyl:

flopson, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink


Track Listing
1) Double Dare Ya
2) Liar
3) Carnival
4) Suck My Left One
5) Feels Blind
6) Thurston Hearts The Who
Bikini Kill Records, the label formed in 2012 by feminist punk band Bikini Kill, is excited to announce its first release on November 20th, 2012: a 20th anniversary reissue of the band's debut 12" EP. The vinyl reissue will include a new fanzine in the form of a 34" x 21" poster featuring interviews with Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi) and Molly Neuman (Bratmobile), liner notes by Layla Gibbon (Skinned Teen, MRR), excerpts from the band's zines (Bikini Kill #1 and #2, Jigsaw #4), and photos from bandmembers' personal archives.

The self-titled EP, originally released in the fall of 1992, comprises four songs recorded by Ian MacKaye at Inner Ear Studios; one song from the band's 1991 demo cassette, record by Pat Maley (Yo-Yo Studios); and one song recorded during Bikini Kill's live performance April 4th, 1992, at Washington, D.C.'s Sanctuary Theater.

This EP marks the beginning of a larger campaign to release the complete Bikini Kill catalog, including previously unreleased material, on vinyl and CD, in addition to the digital downloads that are available now at
Bikini Kill are available for interviews.

dow, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

news from

Streaming Soundcloud previews from the forthcoming Analog Africa compilation, Diablos Del Ritmo - The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 - 1985

Bajo El Trupillo Guajiro - Sexteto Manaure
Busca la Careta - Andrés Landero
Lumbalú - Calixto Ochoa y Los Papaupas
Schallcarri - Grupo Abharca

Released 11/20/2012 on double CD and 2 x Double LP
After half a decade in which seven expeditions were made to Barranquilla, Analog Africa is honored to present “Diablos del Ritmo”, an anthology of - and tribute to - the immense sound of 1970s Colombia. Thousands of records were collected and boiled down to a colorfully diverse selection of 32 tracks (available on Double CD, 2 x Double LP and digital format), Split between Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Psychedelia-inspired rhythms on Part 1 and an array of danceable tropical rhythms on Part 2.

Diablos Del Ritmo release details:

There are a number of theories as to how, in the mid-20th century, African music made its way to Colombia's vibrant port city of Barranquilla, today's mecca of Caribbean tropical music. Some maintain that a man named "Boquebaba" remains responsible. Others claim that seafaring traders and merchants imported the first sizeable amount of African vinyl. An absolute certainty is that in March 2007 Analog Africa-founder Samy Ben Redjeb arrived in Barranquilla, by some still considered the "Golden Gate of Colombia". After half a decade in which seven expeditions were made to Barranquilla, Analog Africa is honored to present Diablos del Ritmo, an anthology of -- and tribute to -- the immense sound of 1970s Colombia. Thousands of records were collected, boiling down to a colorfully-diverse selection of 32 tracks split between Afrobeat, Afrofunk and psychedelia-inspired rhythms on Part 1 and an array of danceable tropical rhythms on Part 2. Colombian music in general, especially the music from the Caribbean coast, is heavily influenced by the drums, percussion and chanting of African rhythms. Music from big players of the day -- from Nigeria, The Congo, The Ivory Coast and Cuba -- entered Barranquilla constantly. Afrobeat, terapia and lumbalú clashed effortlessly with the tropical sounds of puya, porro, gaita, cumbiamba, mapelé and chandé to create a rich amalgam of irresistible dance music while traditional styles were refined by an elite cadre of accordion players that included Alejandro Duran, Alfredo Gutierrez, Calixto Ochoa, Anibal Velasquez and Andres Landero. The heights Afro-Colombian music had reached by the early '80s was nothing short of exceptional. But, none of it could have been possible without two vital engines. One was the Picó sound systems -- roaming street clubs dedicated to mobilizing and spreading the rawest music of Africa, the Caribbean and the rest of the transatlantic black world. The second were forwarding-thinking producers. Discos Tropical, Felito Records and Machuca, amongst several other key players, governed and diversified the psychedelic and coastal music scene of Colombia. Alongside an all-encompassing 60-page booklet including 40 vintage photographs, 24 interviews and documented first-hand knowledge, the deep cuts of Analog Africa's 12th compilation will instantly transport any listener to Colombia's thriving Caribbean coast to indulge in the succulent belly of tropical music's untold historic tales.

dow, Thursday, 4 October 2012 20:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72
comes to DVD on November 20

An intimate look at the dynamic Ike and Tina Turner at their creative peak...
From the lens of legendary rock photographer BOB GRUEN

By combining soul music with an explosive stage show, complete with the high energy dance choreography of Tina Turner and the Ikettes, and an ingredient sorely missed in today's soul - gritty rock n' roll - Ike & Tina Turner gained a reputation as one of the great live acts of all-time. In the early 70's, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya toured with Ike & Tina, filming them performing, on the road, and behind the scenes. Now for the first time ever this footage is available to the public... This is a look inside a hardworking band as well as an iconic couple

With portable video recorders not as prominent during that era as they are nowadays, no one has seen scenes like this. But with the release of Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72, fans are finally treated to a must-see behind-the-scenes view of the band, at the peak of their powers. Similar to an earlier DVD set, The New York Dolls: All Dolled Up, the Gruens toured with Ike & Tina and documented everything in black and white (and some color as well). Now, 40 years later, fans get to experience what it was like to be with one of the most popular touring/recording bands of this time period.

In addition to simply awesome renditions of several Ike & Tina classics, we also get a glimpse of the group at work in the recording studio, Tina and the Ikettes practicing their dance routines (and primping their wigs!), and goofing around on airplanes and in airports. We even get to see inside Ike & Tina's house and the couple's funky retro '70s home décor, as Tina cooks dinner for her kids.

A lot has been written about Ike and Tina's relationship over the years (mostly in the negative light). But for many years, they were able to coexist together in the public eye, and in the process, created some of the most exciting and gripping soul/rock music ever recorded. Now with Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72, we have a more than worthy visual accompaniment to their classic sounds.

"The film Whats Love Got To Do With It? shows why Ike and Tina Turner broke up," says Gruen. "Ike & Tina: On The Road: 1971-72 shows why Ike and Tina were together for twenty years before that."

Track Listing
River Deep, Mountain High
Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is)
Oh Devil
Gulf Coast Blues
Shake A Tail Feather
There Was A Time
Heard It Through the Grapevine
A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knockin' Every Day)
Under The Weather
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Walking the Dog
You've Got to Get That Feeling
Try a Little Tenderness
Proud Mary
I Smell Trouble
Instrumental Theme Song
I Want to Take You Higher

dow, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Update on Numero Omnibus box:


Yesterday (Wednesday) two massive trucks showed up at Numero HQ. Inside were 14 pallets of books and boxes for our gigantic Eccentric Soul: Omnibus 45x45 box set. Three harrowing hours of bucket-brigade style box moving later, we are finally ready to begin collating and shipping this beast of a project out the door early next week. Still haven't pulled the trigger? Fear not, there's still time! Just not much.

As only 1500 copies of Omnibus were manufactured, the pressing is technically already sold out. However, mailorder customers have always held a spot in our hearts, and we like to reward that direct support with special offers, bonus material, and other crap we make up on the spot. Buying Omnibus from our website today almost guarantees you the bonus pre-order only 46th 45. We say almost because we have very few left. Once we rip through those 500, the plates go into the vault and you'll have to fight bare-knuckle in the secondary market for a copy to complete your Numero run. Or, you could just pre-order the damn thing.

To be clear. We are sending copies to the finest retailers the world over, however, most shops will get only two copies. Do you want to fight bare-knuckle at the record store with your arch nemesis for a box of limited edition singles? (If this does happen, please video tape and send us a copy). I mean, look at that thing! Is it not beautiful? Could you not see it boiling the blood of Frankie and Johnny?

Perhaps you've not heard of Omnibus. We'll explain: Back in early 2003, when Numero was still in an embryonic state, our inaugural release was envisioned as a 10-record, 20-artist pile of peculiar soul 45s, packaged in a cardboard clamshell mailer. It was cobbled together from what, at the time, seemed like a unique selection of singles: off-key vocalists and over-the-top guitar soloists, one-piece string sections and piecemeal brass lines, each of them ostensibly helmed by a savant mad-scientist producer working in jury-rigged, barely functional studio conditions. Its working title was Eccentric Soul.

The imagined box of ten 45s was scrapped, replaced by Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label, the project that became Numero 001. From the wreckage of the original set, Altyrone Deno Brown turned out to be a bedrock voice, a central story, and the cover image on 003, Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label; the Dynamic Tints brightened one small corner of Twinight’s Lunar Rotation; and Lady Margo’s “This Is My Prayer” later found a home inside Pepper’s Jukebox, the double LP that accompanied Michael Abramson’s photography in 2009’s Light: On The South Side hardcover book.

All 14 volumes of Eccentric Soul that pre-date this Omnibus sketch a given skein of connective tissue, but fully fleshed out here are the colorful strands linking any given record to untold others: untimely deaths, racial injustice, kid groups dimmed of charm by oncoming adulthood, military base installment, the bitter duty of Vietnam, the state of Alaska, tantalizing flirtations with fame. All of it is evidence that the darkened corners of the music business looked much the same in the pale light of Fresno, California, or Owensboro, Kentucky, or Benton Harbor, Michigan: record labels run by wannabe gangsters, managers with sticky fingers, radio promotion men funneling payola into disc jockey pet projects, marching bands turning into stage bands, youth centers turned into soul schools, and master tapes lost to fire, storm, and flood. Most of these 45s appear austere and simple at a glance, but every crude, hand-drawn logo, every missing or misspelled bit of crucial information, every malapropism-laden band name belies a deep well of unique history. PVC footholds in an uphill battle against badly stacked odds, these were records willed into existence through pure determination.

Omnibus Vol. 1 is an attempt at laying bare a tangled mess of loose ends that Numero (and cohorts) have been tripping over for years. Too disconnected and isolated from one another for expansion into full-length CD or LP projects, we’ve bound together 90 songs and 45 stories, cross-referencing each town and year of issue, and gathering it all into a compact and elegant monument to America’s soul diaspora.

And the package itself? It's only 45 7” singles from the dustiest corners of the United States, replicated down to the tiniest detail. Housed in a custom Numero-patterned 45 box, replete with metal hardware and handle in 19 different color combinations. Clothbound hardback book with a word count of almost 50,000, covering the bizarre histories of each group, the early history of Numero, plus an absurdly detailed series of indices.

Still not convinced? Watch this video

Isn't that a gorgeous case? Want to order it separately? You can. We also made some rad little spindles for the spindly challenged. Is it the lack of a track listing that's holding you back? Do you need sound clips? Fine, go here:

13th Amendment "Hard To Be In Love" b/w "The Stretch"
Aggregation "A Child Is Born" b/w "Can You Feel It"
Black Fur "When We Get Together Soon" b/w "Feel The Shock"
Black Soul Express "Party Time" b/w "When I Left You"
Crystal's Image "A Friend" b/w "Crystal's Image (Cold Crush Theme)"
Darker Shades LTD "Trackin' Down Jody" b/w "Part 2"
Deep Heat "Do It Again" b/w "She's A Junkie (Who's The Blame)"
Directory "Feel It In Your Bones" b/w "World And Creation"
Duracha "Jody Is Gone" b/w "Ghet-To Funk"
Elements of Peace "Together" b/w "Part II"
Energettics "You Make Me Nothing" b/w "Rainy Days And Monday"
Everyday People "(Loose Booty) Is A Real Thing" b/w "Get Next To You"
Family Connection "This Time" b/w "Lost Her Love"
Flack & Company "Disco-TNT" b/w "Been Loving You So Long (Don't Want To Stop)"
Free Mind "Just Jammin'" b/w "After We’re Gone (The World Keeps On Turnin’)"
Hifadelics "Hifidelics Groove" b/w "Quiptown"
Hot Snow "Four Times The Love" b/w "Me & You"
Inbassador "Everyday" b/w "Everybody's Doing It"
Intentions "Dig It (Shovel)" b/w "Blowing With The Wind"
Curtis Indications Liggins "Funky Monkey Right On" b/w "What It Is?"
Majestees "Take Back All Those Things" b/w "Let Her Go"
Mixed Breed "Gotta Get Home" b/w "Wise"
Morning After "Hey Girl" b/w "Disco-Tick"
Now "Land Of Now" b/w "Lovin' You Is Easy"
Procedures "Magic Mirror" b/w "Give Me One More Chance"
Prophets of Peace "The Max" b/w "You Can Be"
Rokk "Patience" b/w "Don't Be No Fool"
Sag War Fare "Don't Be So Jive" b/w "Girl You Better Change"
Sky's The Limit "Don't Be Afraid" b/w "Part 2"
Soul Walkers "Can I Say It Again" b/w "Stay Ahead"
Pat Stallworth "Questions" b/w "Part 2"
Stone Creations "Hands On A Golden Key" b/w "The 'It' Song"
Super Soul Movement "Bad Bad Bad" b/w "Part 2"
Suspicious Can Openers "Fever In Your Hot Pants" b/w "Tuesday In The Rain"
Techniques "Get Technified" b/w "When You're Away"
Third Generation "Mother Nature" b/w "Love Is Gonna Rain Down On Me"
Three Days Ahead "Face It Man" b/w "Rolling Love Part 2"
Tickled Pink "Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand)" b/w "Never Can Say Goodbye"
Trinikas "Black Is Beautiful" b/w "Remember Me"
Trust "Funk Power" b/w "Explosion"
Two Plus Two "I'm Sure" b/w "Look Around"
Union "Strike" b/w "Come Over To My House For Lunch"
Volumes "I've Never Been So In Love" b/w "I'm Gonna Miss You"
Walter & the Admerations "Life Of Tears" b/w "Man Oh Man (What Have I Done)"
Clifton White "The Grade A" b/w "Ain't No Love"

And with that, we're out of enticements. We'll let peer pressure and and the natural anxiety that comes with collecting do the rest.

Get Omnibus.


dow, Friday, 12 October 2012 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Pagan Altar - Judgement Of The Dead (Cruz Del Sur, 1982)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks (Comm Mktg, 1977) [2CD]

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 12 October 2012 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Is this an actual remastered version of Never Mind, finally?

this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Friday, 12 October 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

from Riot Act Media (so a little giddy)


This double LP is an expanded edition of a CD of the same name. That disc—originally issued by Glitterhouse in 2000—collected Califone’s first two EPs (on Perishable and Road Cone), plus two new songs. Four more songs – unreleased outtakes from the final Red Red Meat recording sessions—have been added here, to this new and expanded version. It’s all you need when it comes to the genesis of this well-regarded Chicago-based group. Califone started as the solo project of singer/ guitarist Tim Rutili in the late 1990s, after the dissolution of his band Red Red Meat. Soon enough, Red Red Meat members Ben Massarella and Tim Hurley joined the group, who recorded with RRM’s Brian Deck as well as at their own space and with Warren Defever in Livonia, MI.

These songs appear to fall apart and come back together again while you are listening to them. The first song on their first EP, the sleepwalking “On The Steeple W/ The Shakes (XMas Tigers),” sounds like a blues-rock anthem that got dosed at the Christmas party. Rutili says that the song was “made with a drum machine that I stole from my four-year-old son and a brown air organ from the thrift store. We were trying to make our own version of dub music.” Naturally it is followed immediately by a gorgeous, largely acoustic folk-pop number, “Silvermine Pictures.” Rutili and company were superb at giving you what you didn’t expect. Remember, Sub Pop had expected RRM to be the next Pearl Jam based on the success of their first record for them… and their last album was a Christmas-themed banjo-prog record released in late February of 1997.

“On the first two Califone EPs, we were definitely trying to allow some deep change and possibility into what we were doing, and the door was always wide open to accidental music and automatic writing,” Rutili explains. “We built a lot of this music on accidents and chance occurrences. Some of the songs are really good; some of it sounds like an expedition that got lost in the woods. I was still playing with toy drum machines, cheap or borrowed synths and a cassette 4track, trying to make songs out of all these insane sounds.”

This music is catchy and kind of weird. It’s aged as well as any of your favorites from the 1990s, from the Lily’s ‘Better Can’t Make Your Life Better’ to Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison”—which is to say, awesomely.

• The first time this collection has been available on vinyl
• Double LP with deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket with all new artwork
• Side D contains 4 previously unreleased songs
• Includes code for digital download of the entire record





dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 14:49 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes, from Drag City (yall know about the reissue of Accelerator from that Royal Trux thread rat?)
Speaking of reissues! We're not just back at you with the forward-singing music of Royal Trux on this fine date, we're also here with something barely-remembered from 1990! To have the album Its Cosy Inside by Woo brought to our attention by the weirdos at Yoga has been odd for us, since we recall scouring the bins back in those days and being fond of Independent Project, the label that originally released this record! We must have been high! (no comment - ed.) Ore maybe we were just distracted trying to keep the "Demolition Plot J-9" 7" in print. Whatever, the reason, who cares? This is the beauty of recorded music and the glory of the object - twenty-two years after the release of this record, we're talking about it again. And it sounds very in tune with today's vogue for kraut-inflected, post new-wave ambient music. Woo's muse is realized on It's Cosy Inside via guitars, electronic percussion, clarinet, bass, treatments, voices and violin. Mark and Clive Ives seemed to enjoy working in miniature - there are sixteen pieces on the album, varied in nature, but all of which ripple rhythmically through the speakers. Sometimes the beat is a pulse, sometimes it has a crisp accent. The classic flavors of exotica are filtered and modulated into something newer in the process, something that predicts the moves of Stereolab and High Llamas, but something that sits very comfortably next to Blues Control as well! So, also new on October 9th: something borrowed, something Woo. It's Cosy Inside - get in there!
Also Woo-related on this day is a 7" single that serves as an appeteaser for anyone who is turned on by the description of It's Cosy Inside but isn't sure they want to buy it and they don't know how to pluck it like an apple from the ripe young internet - a split single with a Woo song that didn't make it onto the album and a Nite Jewel piece that doffs her eponymously-encrusted cap in the direction of the Woo sound. Buy that and make up your mind about the album later! Or buy both and ask your local shopkeep for a discount. Woo, we'd like to be there when that deal goes down.

dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 16:47 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 16:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Drag City re thee above image:
So yeah - Tony Caro and John. Their lone album All On the First Day has been blowing up the brains of the private press crew for the past decade and more. What can we say? People love their folk music hybrids. In the 90s, if some old record had "Sally Free and Easy" on it, you had to have it! While Tony Caro and John weren't quite that pure of a traddy folk outfit, they have that angle. There's an early Incredible String Band-quality to the singing, but the they were firmly folk-rocky with sweet sexy guitar leads (that burned as often as they twinkled) and odd electronic keyboard touches, all of it captured in a primitive, home-recorded process that allow the trippy elements to shine though in uncompromising sheets of mono sound. Blue Clouds projects slides mostly from the years following All On the First Day's "release" (they made 100 copies and spray-painted jackets and sold them at shows): recordings of a more accomplished quality but retaining their wide-eyed essence. The song "Forever and Ever" has an straight-up pop-rock appeal! Plus, there's an outtake from All On the First Day, and a 1974 live rendition of "There Are No Greater Heroes," but Blue Clouds charts the road beyond for Tony Caro and John - and provides a second, distinctive listen from the fantastic three!

dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 16:56 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

And Mad Music is definitely like, mad! Like most of the records brought to us by Yoga Records, the music of Mad Music Inc has a distinctly outsider quality to it, as if made by folks who couldn't or wouldn't fit in to the world as it was, so they didn't! At the same time, these albums from such varied types as Dwarr, Jeff Eubank, Social Climbers, Matthew Young and yeah, Woo are all examples of places and times that while gone, have left traces in the new generations - all of whom will be thrilled to experience a straight taste of those odd DNA strands that exist within them. Wait, what are we talking about here? Music baby - Mad Music Inc. And that's just about all we have to say on the topic - because the story of Mad Music Inc is that there isn't a story. Ah, thank god - I was gonna go blind if I had to read one more set of liner notes telling me why this record that no one ever heard actually changed the world (note to self: idea for a sci-fi story?)! All there is to say is that the record showed up in racks around the Boston area in 1977, elaborately packaged with random inserts and no other information. The music revolves around a nicely-reverbed piano, but over the course of the title-less first side, sounds come and go, briefly making their play: guitar, harp, flutes, gong, wah-wah, cymbals, sitar, wordless female vocals and tabla, massed vocals and a saxophone and kick drum, finally giving way to a transcendent moment of pure synthetic/progressive art-disco. Side two comes down easy from these heights - primarily spent in a shimmery solo piano wilderness with a bit of flute etc coming in for a bit), the open space of which is dreamy. The artists who made this and purpose for releasing remain unknown. And really, should that ever matter (of course! - discography-scouring ed.)? Get Mad - Mad Music, that is.

dow, Monday, 15 October 2012 16:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Well this looks like a good idea, and approved by Toussaint. From Ace, out Nov. 6 (in the States, anyway)
2. HERCULES - Boz Scaggs
3. WHAT IS SUCCESS - Bonnie Raitt
4. OCCAPELLA - Lee Dorsey
5. LET'S LIVE - Aaron Neville
7. RIDE YOUR PONY - The Meters
8. SOUL SISTER - Allen Toussaint
10. GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN - Solomon Burke
11. SWEET TOUCH OF LOVE - Irma Thomas
12. SHOORAH - Frankie Miller
13. YES WE CAN CAN - The Pointer Sisters
14. FORTUNE TELLER - Benny Spellman
21. TAMPIN' - The Rhine Oaks
22. A CERTAIN GIRL - Warren Zevon
23. HOLY COW - Lee Dorsey
24. SOUTHERN NIGHTS - Glen Campbell

dow, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:25 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Also out Nov. 6: import box, as pictured above--a dollar a song, no track listings yet:
Due to the phenomenal and totally unprecedented demand for Island's complete Sandy Denny Box Set, released in November 2010, Universal Music is issuing a limited edition four CD version. The original box set has become one of the most collectible box sets of all time, changing hands for between œ1000 - œ1500 but now, for fans that missed out, this new four disc edition will include many of the original 19 discs highlight. It will be limited to 3500 copies worldwide and boasts 75 of the cream of the rarities, demos and outtakes from the box set, including 17 demos taken from Sandy's home recording tapes. Among these is the first known recording of Who Knows Where The Time Goes', a home demo recorded in 1967, plus demos and alternate version of many Fairport and Fotheringay classics as well as outtakes and demos from her solo albums.

dow, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:32 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Tony Caro and John had a fav track on one of the Love, Peace and Poetry comps IIRC.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 22 October 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

How was it? Also wondering about this:

Out Nov. 13--is it good?
1. Entierro Del Primer Juguete (Burial of the First Toy)
2. Bajo Tierra (Under the Earth)
3. La Catedral De Los Puercos (The Pigs Monastery)
4. Los Mendigos Sangrados (The Holy Beggars)
5. La Muerte Es Un Nacimiento (Death Is Birth)
6. Curios Mexicano (Mexican Curios)
7. El Agua Viva (Living Water)
8. Vals Fantasma
9. El Alma Nace en la Sangre (The Soul Born in the Blood)
10. Topo Triste
11. Los Dioses De Azucar (The Sugar Gods)
12. Las Flores Nacen En El Barro (Flowers Born in the Mud)
13. El Infierno De Los Angeles Prostitutos (The Hell of the Prostituted Angels)
14. Marcha De Los Ojos En El Triangulos (March of the Eyes in the Triangles)
15. La Miel Del Dolor (The Pain of the Honey)
16. 300 Conejos (300 Rabbits)
17. Conocimiento A Traves De La Musica (Knowledge Through Music)
18. La Primera Flor Despues Del Diluvio (The First Flower after the Flood)
Championed by everybody from John Lennon to Peter Gabriel and decried by "Establishment" critics ranging from Vincent Canby to Gene Siskel El Topo remains one of the controversial movies ever made. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky's bizarre, blood-soaked blend of spaghetti Western, druggy surrealism, Christian allegory, Zen Buddhist themes and avant-garde sensibilities gave rise to the entire "Midnight Movie" counterculture phenomenon of the early '70s and forever changed the way adventurous audiences viewed film. Or, for that matter, heard film; for no soundtrack, before or since, has embraced so many styles in its pursuit of spiritual and artistic goals. Atonal, Tibetan Buddhist thighbone trumpets clash with beautiful, even sentimental, chamber orchestra pieces alongside pan flute rhapsodies, brass bands and parlor jazz; that Jodorowsky himself composed the score after, no doubt, intently studying the work of Morricone--is almost as impressive an artistic achievement as the film itself.

dow, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Almost bought It's Cosy Inside yesterday but put it down when I came across Accelerator. Maybe I will go back for it today cuz it really is lovely.

Trip Maker, Monday, 22 October 2012 15:39 (five years ago) Permalink

El Topo soundtrack is good, but I got it as part of the Jodorowsky boxed set that came out a couple of years ago.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 22 October 2012 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

"There Are No Greater Heroes" is the song and yes it (and the comp in general) are quite good.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 22 October 2012 16:23 (five years ago) Permalink

dow, Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink


Available on limited edition vinyl and as a two-CD set combining the original
with a previously unissued 14-track live show from 1981

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Omnivore Recordings will release a newly remastered 30th Anniversary limited edition LP and two-CD set of the long lost, out-of-print, landmark 1981 album Heartbreak, by seminal Scottish folk guitarist, singer, and composer Bert Jansch on November 6. The first pressing of the LP will be issued on 1,500 pieces of clear vinyl (with subsequent pressings on black vinyl), while the two-CD collection includes the original Heartbreak album in its entirety along with 14 previously unreleased tracks recorded during an intimate live show in June 1981 at the storied venue inside McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif.

Set for release just days after what would have been Jansch’s 69th birthday (November 3), this is a collector’s must-have, featuring extras including special photos and liner notes by legendary English folk musician Ralph McTell and the album’s original producers.

Recorded in June 1981 (and released in 1982), Heartbreak was produced by two enthusiastic fans, Rick and John Chelew. This was the first time in the studio for Rick and his brother John (producer of the pivotal John Hiatt album Bring the Family, three Grammy award-winning albums for The Blind Boys of Alabama, and many others). They borrowed money from their mother to finance the sessions and to pay enlisted musicians like renowned guitarist Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, The Everly Brothers, Bill Wyman) and noted singer/songwriter Jennifer Warnes to accompany Bert in the small Silverlake Studio where the album was recorded. During the sessions, Bert played a few live solo shows around California, including the legendary folk club McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Fortunately, Rick and John had the foresight to document these concerts, and now the 30th Anniversary Edition of Heartbreak has been further enhanced by a previously unreleased, complete live show from McCabe's Guitar Shop.

Bert Jansch was one of the most important and central figures in folk music, both for his solo recordings and his work with influential British folk group, Pentangle. Born in Scotland, he was steeped in American blues and jazz, North African music, and folk early in his career, and by the beginning of the ’60s he was playing the British folk clubs, extending his musical education. Artists like Martin Carthy and Anne Briggs turned him on to songs in the British folk tradition.

By the mid-’60s Jansch had set up residence in London where he began and playing live shows, and began making the studio recordings that would come to influence a generation of songwriters, singers, and guitar players. Classic artists like Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Donovan, Elton John, and Nick Drake, all the way up to present artists like Fleet Foxes and Devendra Banhart, have acknowledged Jansch as a major influence and innovator of acoustic guitar playing.
By his second album, Jansch was collaborating with John Renbourn, another seminal British folk guitar giant. Together in 1967, they formed Pentangle, one of the most important British folk groups of the ’60s. Bert Jansch is listed as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 100 Guitar Players of All Time.”
According to McTell on his liner notes, “Around this time, Bert was in a very dark place. . . Heartbreak marked an opening up in Bert’s approach to his work, and from here on, although times were often difficult, Bert began to sort out his life through his music.”

Jansch died on October 5, 2011.

About Omnivore Recordings:
Founded in 2010 by longtime, highly respected industry veterans Cheryl Pawelski, Greg Allen, Dutch Cramblitt, and Brad Rosenberger, Omnivore Recordings preserves the legacies and music created by historical, heritage, and catalog artists while also releasing previously unissued, newly found “lost” recordings and making them available for music-loving audiences to discover. Omnivore Recordings is distributed by EMI.

dow, Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

John (producer of the pivotal John Hiatt album Bring the Family)

lol (but still excited for this and thanks for posting!)

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns - Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns
CD (Out Now), LP (Pre-order)

Spring of 1974 witnessed the birth of psychedelic power trio Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns. "In Korean, yupjun literally means a brass coin," Shin explains. "However, during that time it was used as slang to describe a sense of unpleasantness and dislike. Since I was so unpleasant and dissatisfied [in my career], I told myself, 'Ok, fine, I am just a yupjun,' and named my band with a rebellious attitude." He began by renting a room at Seoul's Tower Hotel to serve as a creative base for the group. After six months of preparation, the group cut ten powerful songs filled with monster grooves, fuzz guitar, emotive singing, and top-notch songwriting. The album was pressed up as a broadcast-only promotional vinyl to test radio response; the response wasn't what anyone expected, and the record label refused to release the album. The band re-recorded the album, but it is this, the original ten track version, that has become legendary—with good reason. An astounding record, and one that we are privileged to bring to the rest of the world for the first time.

Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns - Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns (LIONCD664 / LIONLP123) pre-order now at
- Companion to much-heralded Light in the Attic label compilation, Shin Joong Hyun Beautiful Rivers and Mountains
- Rare photos, lyrics and great stories about Shin Joong Hyun and his continuing place of prominence in the Korean music scene.
- 180 gram vinyl version comes in a deluxe old-style jacket, with OBI, and has a full color insert with liner notes and rare photos
- Deluxe mini-LP sleeve CD version has a 20-page booklet with rare photos

I hate Tig Notaro so much I gave Louis C.K. a dollar (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 26 October 2012 06:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, Death Waltz is doing the Halloween II and III soundtracks on vinyl.

I hate Tig Notaro so much I gave Louis C.K. a dollar (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 26 October 2012 06:16 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...



With insurance money from a recently overturned Buick Century, brothers Andre and Pierre Lewis went on a recording tear through the Twin Cities in 1978, cutting a half-dozen songs in as many studios. Combining the astro-sexuality of Parliament with the sophisticated flammability of Earth, Wind & Fire, the Lewis Connection's misspelled debut captures the Minneapolis Sound's founding fathers at the paradigm-shifting confluence of funk, jazz, and pop for which the Land of 10,000 Lakes is famed.

Notorious child prodigies and party animals, the Lewis Connection's self-titled debut was smoked and snorted by frenzied audiences, with few copies rising to the surface in the intervening decades. Over thirty years later, the seedy masterpieces of Pierre and Andre Lewis remain a freaky hallmark in the canon of Midwestern funk.
Recently declared "one of the country's leading reissue labels" by New York Magazine and heralded as "the world's greatest reissue label" by SPIN, The Lewis Connection LP (out February 12th) is the first entry in Numero Group's ongoing excavation of the deep trenches of the Twin Cities' musical history and subhistory.

dow, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Harry Nilsson's The Point: The Definitive Collector's Edition

out now via MVD Entertainment Group
The animated classic returns to DVD with over

25 minutes of bonus features!

Directed by Academy Award-winner Fred Wolf, "The Point" tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed boy living in the land of "Point," where everything and everybody has one. Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, is banished to the Pointless Forest. The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and includes songs written and sung by Grammy Award-winner Harry Nilsson. The definitive collector's edition.

Track Listing
Me And My Arrow
Everything's Got 'Em
Poli High
Think About Your Troubles
Life Line
P.O.V. Waltz
Are You Sleeping?

Bonus Materials
Includes Four Never-Before-Seen Bonus Featurettes:
Who Is Harry Nilsson?
Pitching The Point
Making The Point
Legacy Of The Point


"Finally, a new generation of kids can float away on the entrancing cartoon creation of Harry Nilsson (1941-94), the American singer-songwriter who counted the Beatles among his admirers. The Point is a prime example of mass-culture outreach by a countercultural artist (dig the psychedelic number ''P.O.V. Waltz''). B+"
- Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

"Never has nonconformity been celebrated with such charm."
-Jeff Miers, Buffalo News

Hi Res Cover Art:">
Format: DVD
UPC: 760137536796
Street Date: 11/20/12
PreBook Date: 10/16/12
Genre: Animation (not Anime/Manga)
Run Time: 74 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Year of Production: 1971
Director: Fred Wolf
Producers: Fred Wolf, Jerry Good, Larry Gordon, Harry Nilsson

dow, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

promotional excerpt from The Point

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Some of Numero's 2013 releases, but offers kick in nowsville:
Subject: Numero's Class of 2013

(Seasons) Greetings Numerophiles!
Another year in the books and we are no wiser, wealthier, or healthier. Such is the life of running "the world's greatest reissue label" (Spin Magazine said it, but who can disagree?)—a title we aim to hold onto in 2013 by upping the ante from custom 45 boxes and gold embossed velvet to four alternate LP covers and a playable board game. 2013 marks our tenth year in business, a headboard notch we'll scratch in elaborate fashion over the coming year. We hope you can join us on this journey.
Announcing: The 2013 Numero Subscription line:
We're very aware that the last two titles of 2012 Vinyl Subscriptions have yet to ship. If we had it our way, both Medusa: First Step Beyond LP and Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label 3LP would be in our warehouse and awaiting placement in a custom mailer. But alas, delays at the manufacturer have made these impossible to ship before the 10th of January. Oddly enough, however, the first three subscription items for 2013 are already in house and will be on your doorstep before the menorah is stowed for 2014. Part One is a mixed bag of soul, garage, hard rock, funk, and gospel, split across ten LPs and six 45s. As always we'll be offering a bonus 45 and a 15% discount on our entire catalog. On deck:
NUM701 Pretty: Mustache In Your Face+3 2x7"
Recorded in an actual cave in western Missouri, the quartet formerly known as the Fabulous Four emerged from the depths in 1969 with an album’s worth of wasted psychedelia. Helmed by the Electric Prunes’ Michael Quint, the session produced one promo-only 45, bearing the truly un-pretty Squeakie label—a madman’s face in red-on-white, howling out of the spindle hole. The songs blend backwards guitar lines, Flamenco runs, triple tracked vocals, heavy distortion, handclaps, key vamps, a Stones rip, and extremely absurd lyrical content. “Mustache In Your Face” and its flip have been paired with two other magical numbers, their five business card story, and stuffed into a cherry gatefold sleeve.
NUM702 Wicked Lester: You Are Doomed+3 2x7"
No, not the first incarnation of Kiss, just three wasted kids from Cleveland, Ohio, infatuated with the new wave of british heavy metal. Kick-started in Cleveland in 1979, girls, drugs, sports, and jock rivalry fueled Wicked Lester’s aggressive “fuck the draft” sound. Minted at Boddie in 1981, Wicked Lester’s lone single paired “Here Comes My Girlfriend” with the lovesick, late-Pink Floyd moves of “Say Your Prayers,” recorded on the same ominous day that John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan. We’ve added two unreleased tracks, thrown all four sides into a beautiful gatefold 7” sleeve, and added a couple thousand words about their near-meaningless existence.
NUM703 Cave Dwellers: Run Around+3 2x7"
Recorded in 1967 at Chicago’s Universal Studios and laboriously laden with Buckinghams-style horns and strings, the Cave Dwellers thought they’d locked their first hit down. Given just a few minutes to produce a b-side, the quintet unleashed their primitive and theretofore-unheard power. “Run Around” ended up a punk precursor that took contemporary rock to its tough, angry, and logical conclusions, scorching past anything the radio ran in its day. Intending only to tear off something fast and easy, the Dwellers had achieved one of Chicago garage rock’s most ferocious moments. That original Jim-Ko single has been reproduced alongside two previously unissued rockers and housed in a glorious gatefold sleeve with copious notes and quotes from a confused newsman about the “longhair” invasion.
NUM043 Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label 2LP
Born out of the largesse created from Rene & Rene's Hot 100 Tejano tornado "Angelito," Dynamic Records was but one of half a dozen labels run by San Antonio music and real estate mogul Abe Epstein. His flag ship group, the Commands, took their AFB circuit-honed chops up to the middle of the charts in 1966 with "No Time For You," paving the way for 20 other soulful singles over Dynamic's impressive two and a half year run. Epstein's open door policy led to a diverse cross section of the population converging inside his studio on General McMullan Drive, as whites, blacks, and Latinos were swapped in and out of groups as needed. That melting pot mentality is well represented by the Tonettes, Little Jr. Jesse & the Tear Drops, Don & the Doves, Willie Cooper & the Webs, Bobby Blackmon & his Soul Express, and Doc & Sal. Compiled here are 28 of Dynamic's most intriguing sides, representing the first layer of a treasure trove of San Antonio soul we'll be unleashing over the coming year.
CT-102 Mickey & the Soul Generation: Complete Recordings 3LP
For the tenth anniversary of DJ Shadow's Cali-Tex records' reissue of Mickey & the Soul Generation's complete works, Numero has gone back to the scene of the crime and re-canvased for new leads. Expanded liner notes, a previously unissued ballad, and the first ever vinyl issue of the second CD's contents are included here, alongside half a dozen previously unpublished photographs of this multi-ethnic funk combo from San Antonio, Texas.
NUM040 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns 2LP
The third entry into our Good God! series abandons funk altogether, instead focusing on the esoteric moments found buried deep on private-issue LPs from the the Me Decade. Featuring four unique album covers pulled straight from the pages of the Century stock jacket catalog, Apocryphal Hymns examines a world buried deep on side 2, those lost moments of experimental praise and devotion recorded as an after thought for a listener who needed no turntable.
N44004 King Bullard Version LP
The fourth release in our trad LP-only Numerophon line gathers highlights from James Bullard's BOS label. BOS got its start inside Lester Johnson and Bill Branch's Way Out concern, running the gospel wing of Cleveland's largest black-owned record company, and picking up a ton of Way Out's soulful flavor in the process. This single LP features 14 songs, with liner notes by noted gospel historian John Glassburner.
NUM047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label 2LP
A king's ransom of soul and funk from the City of Fountains (Kansas City for the uninformed), all produced under the watchful eye of TV producer Ellis Taylor. Though the label's star was James Brown Revue castaway Marva Whitney, Taylor's 15-year yield included singles by the likes of the Fantastiks, Gene Williams, Lee Harris, the Rayons, the Four Darlings, Everyday People, Sharon Revoal, Louis Chachere, Tony Ashley, the Fabulous Rhythm Makers, and Marva's brother James Whitney.
The compact disc edition of our 2013 subscription surfs the above edges, but is a bit... well... more compact, and cheaper. Our plan is to issue only six titles in our main line next year, though to be fair, one of them is an elaborate double disc. We're not quite sure what the final disc of 2013 is going to be, but it will be either an entry into our Buttons or Local Customs series. Of course all six will meet or exceed our standard for packaging, notes, research, and over all quality, plus you get the 15% discount and the bonus 45.For $120 you'll recieve:
NUM043 Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label CD
NUM040 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns CD
NUM047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label CD
NUM048 Title TBA CD
Hair, Hobbits, and Hard Rock. Let these 15 hard rock blasterpieces from the private '70s soundtrack to your next D&D or Magic the Gathering night. Dungeon map and 20 sided die included.
NUM050 Title TBA 2CD+Book
In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound was bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Not known for its abundance of soul nor a sizable African American population, Minneapolis still harbored a tight-knit community of musicians who, between 1976 and 1984, manipulated the dance music of their coastal contemporaries into a brightly lit, multicolored, energetic fusion, taking R&B's innate danceability and giving it a glam-rock sheen. The most shakeable moments have been compiled onto two discs, with a hardback book packed with photos and stories from this vibrant scene. Lesser royalty? Perhaps. But the blood here runs purple.
Finally, we're officially launching our 45 subscription. The Eccentric Soul 45 subscription guarantees two 45s every other month, delivered directly to your door. Content will be a mix of previously unissued material and straight-up rare-as-all-get-out 45s from the soul diaspora. All singles are housed in a glorious duotone sleeve and slide perfectly into the Numero 45 box for easy storage. We're even tossing in the subscriber-only bonus 45 from the CD and LP subscriptions. The first three singles are as follows:
ES-030 Signs Of The Time "Hurts So Bad" b/w "I Think Of You"
ES-031 Notations "That Girl" b/w "I'm For Real"
ES-032 James Dockery "My Faith In You Is All Gone" b/w "Giving You The Love You Need"
Let's recap:
2013 Vinyl Subscription (Part 1): $150
2013 CD Subscription: $120
2013 Eccentric Soul 45 Subscription: $75
International subscriptions will ship in blocks of two to keep prices low.
Your patronage, as always, is appreciated. We couldn't do this without you.
Until 2013,
The Numero Group

dow, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

NUM048 and NUM050 need to be mine!

you only write about... pleassssure (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New Captured Tracks sublabel Body Double just reissued the Blissed Out Fatalists album, which I had never heard of but is kind of amazing. Like really early Jesus & Mary Chain with a little bit more noise and some surprising worship of the Fall on side 2. Really good.

flared bass (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 29 December 2012 05:14 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I forgot to post my reissues list!

1. Sleep – Dopesmoker (Southern Lord, 1995)
2. Can – The Lost Tapes (Mute, 1968-77)
3. Tim Maia – World Psychedelic Classics 4 – Nobody Can Live Forever – The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia (Luaka Bop, 1971-78)
4. Various – Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 – 1985 (Analog Africa)
5. Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain (Edsel, 1983)
6. The Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (EMI, 1984)
7. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks (Universal, 1977)
8. Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds, 1980)
9. Bill Withers – The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums (Sony/Legacy)
10. Manilla Road – Crystal Logic (Shadow Kingdom, 1983)
11. The House Of Love [3CD] (Cherry Red, 1988)
12. The Monochrome Set – Love Zombies (Water, 1980)
13. Simple Minds – X5 [6CD] (Virgin Catalogue, 1979-1982)
14. The English Beat – I Just Can’t Stop It [3CD] (Edsel, 1980)
15. Candy McKenzie – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Presents Candy McKenzie (Trojan, 1977)
16. The Blue Nile – Hats (EMI, 1989)
17. The Ruts D.C. – Animal Now (Virgin/Westworld, 1981)
18. Bleeding Hearts – What Happened? (Aztec, 1977)
19. Lee Scratch Perry – Disco Devil: The Jamaican Discomixes (Trojan, 1977-79)
20. Blissed Out Fatalists – Blissed Out Fatalists (Body Double Ltd., 1987)
21. Bessie Smith – The Complete Columbia Recordings (Columbia/Sony Legacy, 1923-32)
22. Pagan Altar – Judgement Of The Dead (Cruz Del Sur, 1982)
23. Thin Lizzy – Night Life (Universal, 1974)
24. Codeine – When I See The Sun Box Set (Numero, 1990-93)
25. feedtime – The Aberrant Years (Sub Pop, 1982-89)
26. The Cleaners From Venus – Volume One CD Box Set (Captured Tracks)
27. The Jam – The Gift (Polydor, 1982)
28. Thin Lizzy – Fighting (Universal, 1975)
29. Duke Ellington – The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958 (Columbia/Sony Legacy)
30. My Bloody Valentine – EPs 1988-1991 (Sony)
31. The English Beat – Wha’ppen (Edsel, 1981)
32. The English Beat – Special Beat Service (Edsel, 1982)
33. Barrington Levy – Sweet Reggae Music 1979-84 (17 North Parade)
34. Etta James – Queen Of Soul (Kent, 1964)
35. Atomic Forest – Obsession ’77 (Now Again, 1981)
36. Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (Born Bad)
37. Kiki Gyan – 24 Hours In A Disco (Soundway)
38. Avengers – The Original Pink Album (Water, 1979)
39. Lives Of Angels – Elevator to Eden (Dark Entries, 1983)
40. Bedemon – Symphony Of Shadows (Svart)
41. The Trypes – Music For Neighbors (Acute, 1986)
42. Dio – Holy Diver (Universal, 1983)
43. Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns (Lion, 1974)
44. Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum (Mono) (Sundazed, 1968)
45. Manilla Road – Open The Gates (Shadow Kingdom, 1985)
46. Manilla Road – The Deluge (Shadow Kingdom, 1986)
47. Various – Fac. Dance 02 (Factory/Strut)
48. Betty Wright – Explosion! (Action/Soul Brother, 1976)
49. Captain Beefheart – Bat Chain Puller (Barfkoswill, 1976)
50. The Monochrome Set – Strange Boutique (Water, 1980)
51. Leslie Winer – Leslie Winer &c. (Wormhole)
52. Marcia Griffiths – Marcia & Friends (VP)
53. Tronics – Love Backed by Force (What’s Your Rupture?, 1981)
54. Michael Chapman – Rainmaker (Light in the Attic, 1969)
55. Lee Hazelwood – The LHI Years: Singles Nudes & Backsides 1968-71 (Light in the Attic)
56. Lee Hazelwood – A House Safe for Tigers (Light in the Attic, 1975)
57. Franco Falsini – Cold Nose (Spectrum Spools)
58. Sensations’ Fix – Music Is Painting in the Air 1974-1977 (RVNG Intl)
59. Rodriguez – Searching for Sugarman OST (Light in the Attic)
60. Bert Jansch – Heartbreak (Omnivore, 1982)
61. Dio – The Last In Line (Universal, 1984)
62. Spiritual Beggars – Mantra III (The End, 1998)
63. Various – Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (Ace)
64. Sugar – Copper Blue (Edsel, 1992)
65. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (Sony, 1991)
66. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (Sony, 1988)

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