Rolling Reissues 2020

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Just reposted your SLB news here, stevolende: Singing drummers
where I prev posted this, without having heard that those CDs were bootlegs(?) Got the legit orig lps, but only heard reissues and reunion on youtube:

Surprised that John Garner of Sir Lord Baltimore isn't on here. SLB's 1971 Kingdom Come is what would now be called proto-metal I guess---tagged as heavy metal when that was still a new, esoteric rock critic category---real good, and the follow-up was okay; way later when they were mentioned in CREEM again, somebody wrote in to say that Garner had become a Christian EMT and wedding singer. Then about 12 years ago the third album was finally released, earlier sessions re-worked with Christian-themed lyrics (considering the title of the debut, maybe this was always in there, but originally over my head if so). Kingdom Come's re-reissue on CD is prob OOP by now but worth looking for.

― dow, Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:30 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

Listening again---if you want visionary caveman vocals x drums for the wedding, Garner is your guy! Or was (RIP).

― dow, Thursday, September 6, 2018 1:17 PM

dow, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 21:39 (six months ago) link

Mercury/Polygram put the first two SLB albums on one CD way back in 1994; I still have a copy (and it might even still be in print). Weirdly, both albums had their sides reversed, so the CD ran

Kingdom Come, Side A
Kingdom Come, Side B
Sir Lord Baltimore, Side B
Sir Lord Baltimore, Side A

I think I'm gonna spring for the Cherry Red box. That third album was good; I interviewed the two surviving members when it came out in 2007.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 22:59 (six months ago) link

The Mercury set has been OOP for awhile; Garner himself published a review on Amazon complaining that he'd neither been approached nor compensated for it.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:02 (six months ago) link

Well, I've just pre-ordered the Cherry Red box (only about $27 including shipping to the US; release date 4/24, which is just far enough in the future that I'll have forgotten I ordered it by the time it lands in my PO box).

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:14 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

From Sounds of the Universe, Soul Jazz Records storefront:

OVER 60% OFF RETAIL PRICE - ESSENTIAL BOOK!

From the writers of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life', Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton have come up trumps again with this fabulous book 'The Record Players'!!!

Leading dance music writers Brewster and Broughton detail the visionary DJs who dramatically changed the course of music: from the very first nightclub DJs, to the founders of entire genres, including northern soul, hip hop, disco, techno, drum’n’bass and beyond.

These are the obsessives, the playboys, the musical eccentrics who founded the craft of DJing, developed amazing techniques for performing with recorded music, and revolutionised the way music is conceived, created and enjoyed. They gave us new ways to have the times of our lives and forged a worldwide industry of nightlife and dance music. From unsung pioneers to overheated superstars, all the biggest DJ names are here!

Includes Tom Moulton, Francois Kevorkian, Louie Vega, Marshall Jefferson, John Peel, David Mancuso, Alfredo, Shut Up & Dance, Danielle Badelli and lots, lots more!!!!!
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/the-record-players-the-story-of-dance-music-told-by-history-s-greatest-djs-by-bill-brewster-and-frank-broughton

dow, Sunday, 29 March 2020 19:49 (five months ago) link

also from SOTU:

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(update) SORRY SOLD OUT!!

Absolutely seminal dubby tripped-out POST-PUNK DANCE CLASSIC originally on New York's seminal 99 RECORDS in the USA and Goldman's tiny own label in the UK in 1981.

Recorded at the height of dance/punk crossover, Vivienne's seminal single features John Lydon and Keith Levene from PIL's production, and the flip produced by Adrian Sherwood. It's even got Robert Wyatt on percussion! It's the bomb!

This is a beautiful new exact reproduction of the single with its stunning original sleeve with paper inner and polyurethene plastic outer sleeve. It has been unavailable for 40 years and you have one chance to get this before it gets deleted!

*ONE COPY ONLY PLEASE*!!! Oh well you can still hear some of the a-side: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/vivien-goldman-launderette

dow, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 21:47 (five months ago) link

Haven't heard from Anthology Editions in years, thought gone!

Anthology Editions Announces 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History Book, Out April 21st
Their journey still occasions wonder and awe. For so many years, it was hardly told. Here it is, in pictures and words. This is the way, step inside.” - Jon Savage

13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History, written and curated by Paul Drummond and published by Anthology Editions, will be released April 21st, and is available for preorder now. Direct orders of the book through the Anthology website will be shipped immediately. 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History tells the complete and unvarnished story of a band, which, until now, has been thought of as tragically underdocumented. Drummond has spent years amassing an unprecedented archive of primary materials, including scores of previously-unseen band photographs, rare and iconic psychedelic artworks, and more. A full list of visual assets can be found belowBorn out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators formed in late 1965 when lyricist Tommy Hall asked a local singer named Roky Erickson to join up with his new rock outfit. Four years, three official albums, and countless acid trips later, it was over: the Elevators’ pioneering first run ended in a dizzying jumble of professional mismanagement, internal arguments, drug busts, and forced psychiatric imprisonments.

In their short existence, however, the group succeeded in blowing the lid off the budding musical underground, logging early salvos in the countercultural struggle against state authorities, and turning their deeply hallucinatory take on jug-band garage rock into a new American institution called psychedelic music. Before the hippies, before the punks, there were the 13th Floor Elevators: an unlikely crew of outcast weirdo geniuses who changed culture. 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History places the band finally and undeniably in the pantheon of innovators of American rock music to which they have always belonged.

13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History Visual Assets:
● Rare photos, including many newly-discovered color shots
● Family scrapbook photos and clippings
● Photography and ephemera from the band’s friends, a who’s-who of the 1960s Austin arts scene
● Stills from the band’s television appearances
● Contemporary newspaper and underground press clippings covering the band’s rise (and fall)
● Materials from the books that inspired the band’s unique iconography
● Internal documents from the band’s label International Artists documenting the disastrous business side of the Elevators’ career in detail
● Materials relating to the band’s legal troubles, from handwritten drug deal letters to Austin Police Department surveillance photos to mugshots and draft cards
● The most complete collection of show flyers and handbills ever assembled, including many rare alternate printings of iconic psychedelic posters

About the Author:
Paul Drummond is a renowned antiquarian bookseller based in London. He has spent years documenting every aspect of the history of the 13th Floor Elevators, and is the author of Eye Mind (2007), the exhaustive and definitive biography of the band.

Order 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History
https://shop.mexicansummer.com/product/paul-drummond-13th-floor-elevators/
(even if you don't want to pre-order, maybe check their reissues still available, like Tully's Sea of Joy)

dow, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:36 (five months ago) link

I wish Eye Mind would get put back into print. My copy got trashed and it's fetching ridiculous $$$ online.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:51 (five months ago) link

Matador's promo page for the new Alien Lanes vinyl re-ish includes this teaser at the bottom:

Other Matador Revisionist History Catalog Features Coming in 2020
April 11, 1995 — Pavement Wowee Zowee — 25th anniversary
May 2, 1995 — Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura — 25th anniversary
Anniversary releases for Chavez‘s Gone Glimmering, Bailter Space’s Wammo, and Mary Timony‘s Mountains to follow later this year.

morrisp, Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:05 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

New Zealand’s legendary group The Clean have dusted off several releases from their catalog and made them available on all digital platforms! Today marks the digital debut of the band’s 1996 studio album Unknown Country and that of Live Dead Clean, a six-song EP of early live tracks recorded in 1981 and 1982. Pop some “Champagne & Misery” to celebrate.

The Clean’s David Kilgour and Robert Scott on Unknown Country:

DK: The Clean always wanna try something different, but on this LP, we were obsessed with the idea. Tracks like “Wipe Me, I’m Lucky” and “Franz Kafka at the Zoo” are fine examples of the approach, I reckon. Quite a long way from “Tally Ho!” and “Beatnik”!

I remember we generally left vocal ideas to last, after the tracks were recorded, so we never really knew where we were headed. Might also explain all the instrumentals!

Made during the Balkan War, hence the reference. And for the freaks, I think “Balkans” is the only Clean track ever to not actually feature the Clean playing. It’s all Alan Starrett, as we removed the backing track.

RS: This album is very different from our other albums. We didn’t go into the studio with many “song” ideas—a lot of it was written on the spot. I really enjoyed recording this as it was free of expectation. We weren’t playing much live at the time. It does contain some of my favourite Clean songs such as “Twist Top,” “Wipe Me, I’m Lucky,” and “Valley Cab.” Certainly our most experimental album.

In addition to the releases mentioned above, Compilation, Vehicle, Modern Rock, and In-A-Live are available for your listening pleasure on your favorite digital service today!

contact: mike at mergerecords.com

dow, Monday, 27 April 2020 18:43 (five months ago) link

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So last year, Reappearing Records released a listening companion to Love and Death on the New York Dance Floor, the third volume of historian Tim Lawrence's NYC saga--link to stream that is on the below bandcamp page, for upcoming soundtrack of his first book, Love Saves The Day (stream for this not yet available):
With knowledge to share, and a readership as well as a dance floor to feed, Lawrence released Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor as the debut imprint on Reappearing Records. A year in the making, a compilation featuring rare and iconic tracks that appear in his much-loved and heavily-thumbed classic Love Saves the Day amounts to the follow-up. The collection features several tracks selected regularly by David Mancuso, the party host who exerted a prophetic and unparalleled influence on New York City party culture, as charted by Lawrence. It also includes choice picks from groundbreaking DJs such as Michael Cappello, Steve D’Acquisto, Francis Grasso, Richie Kaczor, Larry Levan and Nicky Siano, whose expressive contributions are faithfully recorded in Love Saves the Day. The compilation traces how disco grew out of the record collections and intuitive sensibility of these and other DJs, offering a unique survey of the era’s expansive sonic palette.

releases May 22, 2020, digital and vinyl
tracks:
1.
Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin - Dibwe Diambula Kabanda
2.
Chuck Mangione - Land Of Make Believe
3.
Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love (Part 1)
4.
Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love (Part 2)
5.
James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
6.
Jackson 5 - Hum Along And Dance (Uncut Version)
7.
Brainstorm - Lovin' Is Really My Game (12" Version)
8.
Domenic Troiano - We All Need Love (12" Version)
9.
Gladys Knight And The Pips - It's Time To Go Now

https://reappearingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/love-saves-the-day-a-history-of-american-dance-music-culture-1970-1979-part-1
Don't know if Part 1 refers only to the book's placement in series or if there will be a another audio release re the book.

PS:
this is how it's divided up on vinyl, according to Vinyl Factory:
Side A

1. Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin – Dibwe Diambula Kabanda
2. Chuck Mangione – Land Of Make Believe

Side B

1. Wilson Pickett – Don’t Knock My Love (Part 1)
2. Wilson Pickett – Don’t Knock My Love (Part 2)
3. James Brown – Give It Up Or Turn It Loose

Side C

1. Jackson 5 – Hum Along And Dance (Uncut Version)

Side D

1. Brainstorm – Lovin Is Really My Game (12 Version)
2. Domenic Troiano – We All Need Love
3. Gladys Knight And The Pips – It’s Time To Go Now

dow, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:56 (five months ago) link

Here's the one that came out last year, with 16 tracks:
https://reappearingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-death-on-a-new-york-dance-floor-1980-1983

dow, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 19:08 (five months ago) link

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This Delta 5 comp came out on CD in '06, then two vinyl editions and cassette were released late last year, but don't think I noticed---either way, listen/order here:
https://delta5.bandcamp.com/album/singles-and-sessions-1979-81
excerpts from post on that page:
Delta 5 - Biography
By Alan Riggs

Ros Allen - Bass guitar & vocals
Kelvin Knight - Drums
Bethan Peters - Bass guitar & vocals
Alan Riggs - Guitar & vocals
Julz Sale - Vocals

Formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK 1979.

There was a Leeds music scene at the time that revolved around the Leeds University Art Department, and local bands The Gang of Four and The Mekons were doing well. Kelvin had briefly replaced Hugo in The Gang of Four and was recommended to Delta 5 as a drummer. Kelvin and I played in a band in York together so I went along to audition and joined in May 1979.
...The single came out in December.

John Peel was given a pre-release copy and he decided to play it twice that night. The next day we got a call asking if we'd like to do a session for him - yes please!! Then, we were off and running.

"Delta 5" and "Make Up" included on this CD are from that session of February 1980. We recorded a follow-up, "Anticipation" / "You" in February 1980. We were gigging more often at this point and "You" turned out pretty well. More gigging in Europe and the UK; around 1980 - 81, we played quite a bit at The Lyceum in London and shared the bill with The Gang of Four a few times, Echo and the Bunnymen, B52s, Specials, Teardrop Explodes and U2 to name a few. We toured with The Gang of Four and Pere Ubu in 1980.

In September 1980 we did our second Peel session, which included "Triangle," which is included on this CD. Later in September 1980 we went to the USA.

We played New York and all along the East Coast. Then we went West, and "Shadow," "Circuit," and "Journey" are all from a show we did at the Berkeley Square in Berkeley, CA. Back to England in October and we recorded "Try"/ "Colour" with the Bad Manners horn section who we had met at a festival In Finland.
...We experimented quite a bit on the album and perhaps we should have just recorded the songs as they were - the session versions included here are more a reflection of how we were live as they were all recorded quickly in one or two takes.
...The early days were the best and although we did argue a lot, (what band doesn't!), we also had a lot of laughs - for a couple of years we got to play live and make some records, and then that was enough.

dow, Friday, 1 May 2020 17:36 (four months ago) link

PHIL OCHS
The Best Of the Rest: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
Coming to CD on May 22nd

"As much as has been written about the sixties, it's arguable that no one experienced that defining moment in American history more personally than Phil Ochs" - Steve Earle

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Phil Ochs is known primarily as a songwriter; however, his oeuvre extends far beyond that - to short stories, poetry, criticism, journalism and satire

More than a torrent, less than a flood-the songs poured out of Ochs so quickly in the early days of his career that not all were able to find their place on his albums, leaving a fair few in limbo. Some of those "betwixt and between" songs would only emerge decades later and a few have hitherto languished in the archives.

The Warner/Chappell demos which make up the main portion of this new album represent a time period spanning Ochs' last two albums for Elektra: I Ain't Marching Anymore and In Concert, when Phil was finding his full strength as a songwriter and moving to include the lyrical in his repertoire, alongside the topical and satirical.

Songs such as "In the Heat of the Summer" and "Here's to the State of Mississippi" will certainly be familiar to most Phil Ochs fans. Others, like "The Confession" and "I'm Tired" (the latter with subtlety adjusted lyrics) may be known only to those who have the Farewells and Fantasies and A Toast to Those Who are Gone albums, respectively (or perhaps Shawn Phillips' rare cover of "I'm Tired" on his 1965 album for Capitol, Favorite Things).

Readers of Broadside ("the national topical song magazine") issue 69, in April 1966 would have encountered Ochs' "Take It Out of My Youth. However, if they missed that issue, or did not have the rare good fortune to hear Ochs perform it live, then they might never have even been aware of the song. Rather than paying for a drink from a five or ten ("depending upon one's station in life"), Ochs suggests a more personal, and perhaps more draining, means of payment.

"I Wish I Could Have Been Along" is even more obscure-never published in any magazine, with no known live recordings or cover versions. The song ranges from (barely) repressed wanderlust and the desire for experience on the one hand, to introspection and mournfulness on the other (there are times when one can almost hear Ochs sing, "I Wish I Could Have Been Alone," son of "As I Walk Alone" perhaps?). Another line calls to mind an even more famous Ochs song, of similar vintage, "tell me of the changes in your mind."

"Sailors and Soldiers," perhaps partially inspired by the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument in Riverside Park in New York City-with Phil transposing the armed services, either for the sake of emphasis through unfamiliarity or, perhaps more likely for the sake of how the line would scan, lyrically. In any case, it too was completely unknown before being rescued and covered by the Long Ryder's Sid Griffin with Billy Bragg (Phil fans both) on Griffin's solo album Little Victories in 1997. The words ("far from the planners who sent them to die") cut as deeply today as they did when the song was written.

The bonus tracks delve even more deeply into the Ochs Archives. The version of "The War is Over" from a November 20, 1967 WBAI broadcast, in advance of the protest celebration five days later, features almost entirely divergent lyrics ("all the children play with Gatling guns, tattooed mothers with their tattooed sons") from those of the released version and is a wonderful example of Ochs never being satisfied with the merely clever and well-written, forever polishing to a fine poetic point.

"All Quiet on the Western Front," from 1969, was previously only known from incomplete versions recorded live in New York and Philadelphia (both missing, as though through some conspiracy, the opening verses). Ochs was more economical with his songs later in his career and this is a rare example of a lost song saved from those latter days.

In "No More Songs" we close with a familiar song, but something new-a rehearsal take, replete with comments on what instrumentation and countermelodies Phil envisioned. It is a rare glimpse behind the curtain and a fitting last word from Phil.

I'm Gonna Say It Now: the Writings of Phil Ochs (Backbeat Books, May 2020) compiles damn near all of Phil's non-song works, sourced, in part, from the Ochs Archives at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Phil is known primarily as a songwriter; however, his oeuvre extends far beyond that - to short stories, poetry, criticism, journalism and satire, all of which are included in this tome.

Spanning foundational texts written while still in school at Staunton Military Academy and Ohio State University-to the music criticism, polemics and satire penned in New York City (appearing in such diverse magazines as Sing Out, Mainstream, The Realist and Hit Parader). Onward, with ringing calls to action, from an absurdist point of view, for the two War Is Over rallies in Los Angeles and New York City-to exploring Phil's more lyrical side, via his poetry (the majority previously unpublished) to, finally, a recapitulation of sorts, in works written in the early 1970's touching on movies, travel (from his private journal), Bruce Lee and, dare we say it... Impeachment and the fate of presidents.
Track Listing
In the Heat of the Summer
That's What I Want To Hear
The Men Behind the Guns
Days of Decision
Here's To the State of Mississippi
Sailors and Soldiers (previously unreleased)
City Boy
I'm Tired
I Wish I Could Have Been Along (previously unreleased)
I'm Gonna Say It Now
Canons of Christianity
Song of Soldier
Colored Town
The Confession
Love Me, I'm A Liberal (previously unreleased)
Take It Out Of My Youth
Bracero
War Is Over: 20 November, 1967 (previously unreleased)
All Quiet On the Western Front (previously unreleased)
No More Songs (rehearsal, previously unreleased)
"Phil Ochs told the truth before it was ready to be accepted, before it was politically expedient. He was the kind of truth teller that made liberal allies nervous because his truth demanded an accountability to their own compromise."
- Tim Robbins

"Phil Ochs was a tireless crusader for justice. He is one of the all-time great activist troubadours. With wit and fire, his songs skewered the evildoers of his day and remain perfect examples of how to fight the power with guitar in hand."
- Tom Morello

"Phil Ochs was a born writer. He played guitar because that was the language his generation was speaking. Today, his questioning voice chimes as clearly as it ever did."
- Billy Bragg

dow, Thursday, 7 May 2020 23:42 (four months ago) link

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Volume 2 of Kyriakos Sfetsas' 1976 "Greek Fusion Orchestra" project. Sfetsas' vision behind the formation of GFO, was to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of Greek traditional music. The result was a Progressive-Jazz Fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions, performed by Athens' best musicians of the day.
more info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/--greek-fusion-orchestra-vol-2

dow, Friday, 8 May 2020 19:25 (four months ago) link

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Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).
LP, CD, mp3---more info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/black-riot

dow, Friday, 8 May 2020 19:30 (four months ago) link

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Far Out Recordings reissue Milton Nascimento’s 'Maria Maria'! Recorded in 1974 and unreleased until almost thirty years later, the album was written as the soundtrack to a ballet which dealt with the legacy of slavery in Brazil. Raw, atmospheric and emotionally charged, Maria Maria reveals one of Brazil’s greatest ever songwriters at his creative peak.

info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/maria-maria

dow, Friday, 8 May 2020 19:39 (four months ago) link

cor just got a crossword I couldn't finish a little closer to completion.
Probably ought to know that name a bit better though.

Stevolende, Friday, 8 May 2020 19:46 (four months ago) link

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A favourite within the rare-groove scene and Latin jazz scene alike, this classic from Eumir Deodato gets reissued via Far Out! At the height of Deodato’s productivity in the early 70s, 'Os Catedraticos 73' was recorded between Rio de Janeiro and New York, featuring a Brazilian rhythm section comprising Azymuth drummer Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti, percussion master Orlandivo and Sergio Barroso on bass, while the horn section features some of NYC's top players from CTI's in-house brass section.
More info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/eumir-deodato-os-catedrticos-73
They also have reissues of the Deodato-produced group Caterdraticos, Azymuth, and a bunch of other Brazilain on the Far Out Label.

dow, Friday, 8 May 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link

And speaking of jungle etc

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All Crews: Journeys Through Jungle/Drum & Bass Culture
By Brian Belle-Fortune
Killer book on the evolution of Jungle and Drum and Bass in the UK. The raves, the shops, the djs, the
mcs. Essential!

"The Definitive book on Jungle". GROOVERIDER
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/all-crews-journey-s-through-jungle-drum-bass-culture-by-brian-belle-fortune

dow, Friday, 8 May 2020 19:53 (four months ago) link

And several, maybe all, Felas on Knitting Factory, incl. The Complete (?) Works[/i]:

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One copy for sale £542 on Discogs! Buy it here for £442 less!

29 cds + dvd! The whole kaboodle, the whole nine yards, the big whammy. Complete indeed! Phew!
Info, no audio (for this particular release):
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/fela-kuti-the-complete-works-of-fela-anikulapo-kuti

dow, Friday, 8 May 2020 20:00 (four months ago) link

More Red Kross reissues/editions, optimistic tour dates----excerpt from Third Man Records press release:

Brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald formed Redd Kross (originally Red Cross) in Hawthorne, CA in the late ‘70s. Rumor has it that the band name was inspired by a prop from the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. Their first show was opening for Black Flag and they released their debut record the mythical Posh Boy EP in 1980 when they were just 17 and 13 respectively. The Posh Boy EP features Black Flag’s 2nd singer, Ron Reyes, on drums and founding member of Circle Jerks, Greg Heston, on guitar. 1982 saw a line up change and the release of Born Innocent, a high water mark of American Punk Rock. Containing nods to Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, Linda Blair, Lita Ford and breakfast cereal as well as a killer cover of Charlie Manson’s "Cease To Exist." Redd Kross loves pop culture.

The brothers have kept Redd Kross going through the decades (and line-up changes), releasing 8 studio albums and a slew of EPs and singles. They have also stayed busy with side projects, production gigs and even occasional acting jobs. What are Redd Kross? Punk Rock? Psychedelia? Heavy Metal? Bubblegum? Power Pop? Whatever they are they are 100% Redd Kross, the catchiest of catchy, chock full of hooks, melodies and harmonies, impossible to not smile and sing along.....maybe even dance. Their live show just keeps getting better. Redd Kross are one of those rare bands who would be equally at home in a dark punk club and on stage at the Enormodome.

Phaseshifter

The McDonald brothers are joined by drummer Brian Reitzell, guitarist Eddie Kurdziel (R.I.P.) and keyboardist Gere Fennelly on 1993’s Phaseshifter. Redd Kross leaves the ‘60s and ‘70s pop culture references at the door (well, most of them) and brings their strong melodies, dreamy harmonies, psychedelic punk/bubblegum metal to the front, tearing through 12 new Redd Kross tunes. Every track is a full-on Redd Kross gem, with standouts like "Crazy World," "Dumb Angel," "Pay For Love" and "After School Special."

Show World

Phaseshifter line-up intact (Gere Fennelly would soon move on, but plays all the keyboards on the recording), Redd Kross came back at us with amps turned up and smiles on their faces on 1997’s Show World. The album starts off with a spot on cover of The Quick’s L.A. power pop classic, "Pretty Please Me," and sets the tone for yet another killer album by the thinking person’s good time band.

Like all RK albums before and since, this one is all killer, no filler, with special highlights "Stoned," "Vanity Mirror," "One Chord Progression" and the absolutely sublime "Follow The Leader."

REDD KROSS

ON TOUR 2020

09-24 Cologne, Germany - Yard Club at Kantine

09-25 Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade

09-26 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser

09-27 Oslo, Norway - Krosset

09-29 Malmo, Sweden - Plan B

10-02 Hamburg, Germany - Headcrash

10-03 Berlin, Germany - Hole 44

10-05 Epinal, France - La Souris Verte

10-06 Paris, France - Petit Bain

10-07 Antwerp, Belgium - Kavka Zappa

10-08 Brighton, England - The Albert

10-09 London, England - The Lexington

10-10 London, England - The Lexington

10-11 Bristol, England - Exchange

10-13 Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast

10-14 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club

10-15 Manchester, England - The Deaf Institute

dow, Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:57 (four months ago) link

Oops. should have started w this info:
Third Man Records has released its reissues of Redd Kross' two beloved 1990s albums, Phaseshifter (1993) and Show World (1997). The 180-gram vinyl-only reissues, which come on the heels of their amazing 2019 album Beyond The Door and after 40 years as a band, mark the first-ever North American vinyl pressings of either album. Exclusive colored vinyl editions are also available -- Phaseshifter is available on red vinyl, and Show World on green. Purchase Phaseshifter HERE and Show World HERE. The band has also scheduled a slate of fall European tour dates, and will have the colored vinyl editions for sale on the road.

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dow, Sunday, 10 May 2020 02:04 (four months ago) link

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THE MYSTERY KINDAICHI BAND
The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke LP

The ‘imaginary’ soundtrack to the adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke, the cult detective book series by writer Seishi Yokomizo is on many DJ want-lists. Arranged by soundtrack master Kentaro Haneda and featuring a mysterious group of the best 70s Japanese Funk musicians, the album is pure undiluted Disco Funk. This reissue is the album's first official release outside of Japan. Remastered from the original tapes, it features artwork by renowned illustrator Ichibun Sugimoto, OBI strip and a 4 page insert with a new introduction by Anton Spice. Writer Seishi Yokomizo is an institution in Japan. He could be compared to Agatha Christie with his series of novels based on the adventures of detective Kosuke Kindaich...a peculiar character. He is a sort of goofy, yet scrupulous detective, not dissimilar to Columbo, and has become legendary in Japan over the decades. Yokomizo's novels have been a prime source for film and TV scenarios, so when, in 1977, Japanese label King Records decided to record a concept album based on the Kindaichi novels, it made complete sense. The writer was slightly surprised though...

The concept album was arranged by pianist Kentaro Haneda, a key TV and film composer who has worked on many anime films and is also famous outside of Japan for composing the music for the video game 'Wizardry'. For "The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke" album, he assembled a supergroup of some of the best Tokyo funk and City Pop musicians. The long list includes jazz pianist Hideo Ichikawa who played on the 1971 'Joe Henderson In Japan' album, Jun Moriya (ds), who is on Joe Hisaichi's cult 'Wonder City Orchestra' album, Tadaomi Anai (perc) who played with Disco singer Eri Ohno, Koji Hadori (tpt) who's featured on Haruomi Hosono's "Pacific" album. Also present on the album are Takeru Muraoka (sax) who plays on many Tatsuro Yamashita cult albums including "For You" and "Spacy", Kimiko Yamauchi (koto) who's on Akiko Yano's landmark "Japanese Girl" and, last but not least, Koji Yamaguchi (fr horn) who plays on Yazuaki Shimizu's "Kakashi" album Together they lay the funk on ten instrumentals filled with pur disco and funk breakbeats, making the album one of the highly-coveted Japanese LPs on international cratedigger scene.
This reissue which Wewantsounds is delighted to officially put back on the market, features OBI strip and a four page insert faithfully reproduces the original artwork plus audio remastered from the original tapes.

Hear some of it here: https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/the-mystery-kindaichi-band-the-adventures-of-kindaichi-kosuke-lp-wewantsounds/165913

dow, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 04:19 (four months ago) link

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VARIOUS ARTISTS
This Is Mainstream! LP
WEWANTSOUNDS

£24.98
2 x LP

Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad's grandchildren, Mia and Judd Apatow, to present a 2LP selection of 13 turntable-friendly Mainstream Records tracks recorded between 1970 and 1973 and showcasing the label's superb blend of Funk, Soul and Jazz. All tracks remastered from the original tapes, most of them released for the first time since their original release with a few highly sought-after ones. Liner notes by UK journalist Paul Bowler. The Mainstream sound is unmistakable: earthy, rich and funky, it's the signature sound of producer Bob Shad. After working with such geniuses as Charlie Parker, The Platters, Billie Holiday and Janis Joplin over three decades, Shad decided to go back to producing Great Black Music in the early 70s through his label Mainstream Records and started releasing a formidable series of jazz albums known as the 300 series. Released between 1971 and 1974, these albums are the main source of this set. Coincidentally, it opens with one of the two tracks on the tracklist not produced by Shad himself. Saundra Phillips' "Miss Fatback" is nonetheless fascinating as it's one of cult disco producer Greg Carmichael's earliest productions from 1975 (before he went on to produce Inner Life, Bumblebee Unlimited, Universal Robot Band with fellow producer Patrick Adams). The other track not issued by the Shad sound factory is Almeta Lattimore's 7" single "These Memories," a truly great soulful track from 1975 and now a sought-after classic on the international Soul scene. Shad's forte was Jazz, and the sessions usually used the best musicians you could think of, including Bernard Purdie, Billy Hart, Stanley Clarke, Dom Um Romao, Joe Sample, Freddie Robinson, Gordon Edwards, Larry Willis, Wilbur Bascomb to name just a few. Filled with gorgeous Fender Rhodes chords and heavy basslines, they define the unmistakable Mainstream sound which had one foot in the great jazz and bop tradition and the other in the sonic jazz explorations of the early 70s. Oscillating between jazzed-up covers of soul hits like Jay Berliner’s "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" or Afrique’s "Kissing My Love" and more introspective originals such as Hal Galper's "This Moment" or Dave Hubbard's "T.B.'s Delight", They all have this perfect
balance between groove and depth. One perfect example is Pete Yellin's "Bird and The Ouija Board," a superb 12 min opus starting off with a deep abstract improvisation before switching to an up-tempo funk beat fueled by drummer Billy Hart and bass player Stanley Clarke.

Audio etc.:
https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/various-artists-this-is-mainstream-lp-wewantsounds/162609

dow, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 04:29 (four months ago) link

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From Numero's Wayfaring Strangers series:

ACID NIGHTMARES

As the hippie movement hurtled towards its imminent demise, bad vibes infiltrated the rock world. Tainted LSD, loud motorcycles, and a series of brutal deaths spawned inspiration for guitar-wielding teenagers across the globe. Implementing deafening fuzz and satanic screams to create their proto-metal monstrosities, short-lived stoner bands pressed their lysergic experiments in microscopic quantities before blacking out entirely. Lifted from the ashes of the acid rock hell fire are 18 distorted tales of dope fiends, pill poppers, and the baddest of trips.

Deluxe 2LP comes housed in a blacklight poster-style jacket illustrated by Benjamin Marra, replete with flocking and lysergic neon. 24 pages documenting the creeping existential dread of the hard rock underground are tucked into the gatefold pocket alongside two dead dinosaur-heavy LPs. Compact disc is packaged in standard Numero slipcase, with digipak and 40-page book, limited to 2000 copies.
In the fall of 1967, signs of San Francisco’s darkening fell like leaves. The transient young people who’d invaded the Bay Area to cash in on the media’s cheap drugs/free love promises had departed for points east. Haight-Ashbury, what remained of it, had become an open-air market for illicit substances, overrun with speed freaks, panhandlers, and Hell’s Angels motorcycle club adherents. Throughout the summer, leather-clad Hells Angels had become a fixture in the San Francisco scene, their Harleys crowding sidewalks outside the Fillmore West and the Carousel Ballroom, on nights when hometown rock n’ roll heroes the Grateful Dead or Big Brother and the Holding Company crowded the stage.

Hippie harbingers Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters had established ties to the Angels in ’65, introducing the biker brutes to LSD at a house happening in the hills of nearby La Honda. The Angels turned on and, for the most part, got along with psychedelic types who just liked to get high and groove. They loathed Berkeley’s politico set and were far from peaceniks. In less than two decades of activity, Angels had racked up more than 800 felony arrests—for sexual aberrations, drug charges, assault, and even attempted murder. On August 24, 1967, a prominent Hell’s Angel known as Chocolate George cruised Haight and crashed—at high speed and most likely high otherwise—into the back of a ’55 Chevy. For droves of locals, the demise of Chocolate George signified the Summer of Love’s departure.
From his apartment at 369 Haight Street, San Francisco musician Dickie Peterson looked down on the deathscape of Chocolate George’s last ride. At summer’s end, suffused with the Haight’s baddest vibes, Peterson and his bandmates took to Amigo Studios in North Hollywood to capture their fried acid trips on tape. They named themselves Blue Cheer, after a potent strain of LSD cooked up by Grateful Dead engineer and chemist Augustus Owsley Stanley. Vincebus Eruptum—mangled Latin for some kind of conquering eruption—emerged at the dawn of ‘68. The LP’s lead single was a fuzzed-over rendition of Eddie Cochran’s 1954 hit, “Summertime Blues.” On May 4, 1968, the single hit #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, sending fuzz-fueled acid rock into wildfire combustion. With pained ears and expanded minds, early Stateside adopters wasted little time cutting their own lysergic episodes to wax.

In 1968, Ty Gilliland was introduced to hard drugs by a member of the Outlaws motorcycle club after a gig in Columbus, Ohio. “They liked us enough because we played some Stones songs,” Gilliland said. “One of the Outlaws they called Muscles came up to me after a show. He held out his hand and said, ‘This’ll make you feel better.’ It was speed. Boy, I could sure play fast on that stuff.” And so he did. One amphetamine addiction later, Gilliland wrote “Speed Freak” for his band, The Rituals. Four hundred miles away, on the eastern seaboard, Baltimore high schoolers The Cross Blood Experiment were turning on with LSD—Orange Sunshine, specifically, a varietal concocted by the Brotherhood Of Eternal Love. They named their distortion-drenched single after the stuff, and made the drug’s effects sound far less than sunny. The embodiment of a bad trip, it comes on slowly, weaving vivid lyrical trails before speeding on into a rhythmic gallop beside an unhinged guitar solo. Out in Kansas City, Paul Parkinson of Bulbous Creation was having just as little fun, on pot or smack or whatever it was that had him “Hooked.” “I’m sick of hearing myself,” he sang. “My head hurts like hell. My mouth so dry I can’t spit. Oh Lord, I wish I had another hit.”
Darkness billowed out of the psychedelic cloud in the final weeks of 1969. In the months leading up to the West Coast answer to Woodstock, lurid tales of Charles Manson’s deathcult and their affiliations with rock’s literati had spilled across the headlines. The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young were set to share the bill at Altamont Speedway in northern California on December 6. Bad vibes disturbed the air long before sunrise. Concert-goers arrived the night before, ill-prepared for near-freezing temperatures; for warmth, they burned fencing, garbage, and rock show road cases, adding a crusty stench to a cold, dusty valley. As the morning rolled on, the highway leading to Altamont clogged for miles. Hell’s Angels showed up for security duty, parting the dense crowd on 800-pound metal bikes. By noon, the medical tent overflowed with acid casualties. An hour later, when Santana took the stage, the Angels had long since helped themselves to handfuls of uppers, downers, wine, joints, and the $500 beer allotment they’d received in lieu of pay. Power-mad, they descended on any fan who posed even the slightest threat, unleashing flurries of fists and pool cues. At sundown, the Stones mounted the stage, as tension filled the air. "The vibes were bad,” Grace Slick recalled. "It was that kind of hazy, abrasive and unsure day. I had expected the loving vibes of Woodstock but that wasn't coming at me. This was a whole different thing." Breaking point at Altamont and “Under My Thumb” arrived together, when a juiced-up Angel stabbed 18-year-old fan Meredith Hunter repeatedly with a buck knife. Hunter had been armed; he’d been on speed; he died of his wounds. The 1960s were officially fried.

Noxious fumes quickly crossed the Atlantic, as evidenced by Black Sabbath’s emergence from the haze on a Friday the 13th in February of 1970 with their Billboard debut LP. It’s a record that bears the pall of the sunny ’60s into a drug-addled English wood; lyrics are written in Lucifer’s voice, and “The Wizard” is as much an ode to Gandalf as it is to the band’s dealer. Sabbath countrymen Brass Alley and Sardonicus got the memo, dropping pink pills on the way toward eroding their own brains. In Portugal, the like-minded band Xarhanga didn’t even bother to mince words, delivering an actual “Acid Nightmare” that spun at 45 RPM. And a Viennese group called Novak’s Kapelle planted a flag firmly in the drug rock canon with their daring single “Hypodermic Needle,” its message mangled by a language barrier and a misunderstanding of what exactly was happening in the U.S. rock scene.
As the ’70s dragged on, a deep, dark hangover set in. In the American Midwest, Whistler’s Mother, TNS, and Gollum came in dehydrated and fumbling with the child-proof cap on a bottle of expired aspirin before issuing “Dark Dawn,” “Times Up,” and “Prayer of Despair.” In the south, the Shy Guys fretted about the dangers of lightning, Mass Temper wrote an ode to a drunk driving casualty, and The Purple Sun preached of “Doomsday.” Terre Haute, Indiana’s Goliath had made most of their career abusing drugs, but the comedown came at a terrible cost. “I had two guitar players and both of them committed suicide,” said Goliath drummer Steve Peterson. “In those days, it was very hard to keep young guys straight.”

The nightmare is over, but the flashbacks remain.

DROP OUT

Bulbous Creation
YOU WON'T REMEMBER DYING
NUM1227
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Bulbous Creation
YOU WON'T REMEMBER DYING

Goliath
HOT ROCK & THUNDER
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HOT ROCK & THUNDER

Warfaring Strangers
DARKSCORCH CANTICLES
NUM048
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Warfaring Strangers
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dow, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 16:07 (four months ago) link

cd?
I thought they totally dropped those.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 19:14 (four months ago) link

From MVD Entertainment Group:

FLAMIN' GROOVIES To Reissue
"Now" and "Jumpin' In the Night" This Summer

The band that played a major role in the evolution of power pop and are considered a forerunner of punk rock readies two of their most popular albums.

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The Flamin' Groovies played a major role in the evolution of power pop and are considered a forerunner of punk rock. This summer they will reissue two classic albums: "Now" on July 10th and "Jumpin' In the Night" on August 7th.
NOW (CD, July 10th)

While it took a long and torturous five years for the Flamin' Groovies to find their way back to an American record deal with Shake Some Action, a year and a half later the band had a follow-up ready, and while 1978's Flamin' Groovies Now isn't quite as cohesive as the album that preceded it, in many respects the band sounds at once tighter and more relaxed, with some time on the road firming up the rhythm section while giving the songs a bit more room to swing (which wasn't one of the strong suits of the British Invasion bands that provided their aural template). The band lost guitarist James Ferrell during the post-Shake Some Action tour, but former Charlatans picker Mike Wilhelm proved to be a more than simpatico replacement on these sessions, and while leader Cyril Jordan didn't come up with another new song as transcendent as "Shake Some Action," "All I Wanted" comes pretty close. But it's significant that most of the songs on Flamin' Groovies Now are covers, and while all of them are played with love, enthusiasm, and the right period flair (especially the Beatles' "There's a Place," Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Ups and Downs," and "Move It," an early U.K. hit for Cliff Richard), they give the album a feeling of being padded, and just because covering the Rolling Stones rarity "Blue Turns to Grey" was a good idea didn't mean the Flamin' Groovies had any business tackling "Paint It Black." All in all, Flamin' Groovies Now is a terrific-sounding record that captures a fine band when it was in great form, but it also makes clear that the gremlins that often dogged the Groovies in the studio (namely their inability to make a 100 percent satisfying album) hadn't gone away.

Tracklist:
Feel A Whole Lot Better 2:26 Gene Clark
Between the Lines 4:15 Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson
Ups and Downs 3:07 Mark Lindsay/Terry Melcher
Move It 2:57 Ian Samwell
Take Me Back 2:50 Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson
Reminiscing 2:03 King Curtis
Good Laugh Mun 2:55 Dave Edmunds/Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson
Yeah My Baby 3:55 Dave Edmunds/Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson
House of Blue Lights 2:18 C. Miller/Don Raye/Freddie Slack
Blue Turns to Grey 2:29 Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
Paint It Black 3:04 Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
All I Wanted 3:02 Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson
Don't Put Me On 4:12 Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson
There's A Place 1:50 John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Credits:
Cyril Jordan: Lead/rhythm guitars, guitars, mellotron, vocals
Chris Wilson: Vocals, Rhythm guitar, harpsichord
Mike Wilhelm: Lead/rhythm guitars
George Alexander: Bass/vocals
David Wright: Drums
All percussion: David Chris, George
Dave Edmunds: Piano, guitar on "Move It" and Piano, vocals on "Yeah My Baby"
JUMPIN' IN THE NIGHT (CD, August 7th)

The third and last of the Flamin' Groovies late-'70s albums for Sire, Jumpin' in the Night storms out of the gate with the title song, a top-shelf rocker that brings the muscle of the Flamingo-era lineup of the Groovies to the more style-conscious British Invasion sonics of Cyril Jordan's version. Though Jumpin' in the Night never rocks that hard or that well again, it does sound decidedly tighter and tougher than 1978's Flamin' Groovies Now, and guitarist Mike Wilhelm, a new addition to the Now lineup, is much better integrated into their wall of guitars, with the Groovies sounding more solid than they did a year before. But while Jumpin' in the Night finds the Flamin' Groovies sounding better than ever, the material unfortunately lets them down. It's no wonder why the Flamin' Groovies loved the Byrds -- both were American bands who fell in love with the sounds of British rock and crafted their own variation on the style -- but three Byrds covers on this album is about two too many (especially given how clunky David Wright's drumming sounds on "5D"), and though having the Groovies tackle "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and "Please Please Me" sounds good on paper, the audible results are a bit underwhelming. (On the other hand, their cover of "Werewolves of London" is better than anyone had a right to expect.) The production and engineering by Roger Bechirian is crisp and flattering to the guitars, but lacks the resonance of Dave Edmunds' more layered approach on Shake Some Action and Now. A great band, the Flamin' Groovies often seemed to have a hard time reconciling their best qualities with the record-making process, and Jumpin' in the Night is probably the best example of this dilemma, though it has more than enough worthwhile moments to compensate.

Tracklist:
Jumping In the Night (3:24) - Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
Next One Crying (2:36) - Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
First Plane Home (3:50) - Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
In the U.S.A. (3:20) - Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
Down, Down, Down (2:49) - James Burton
Yes I Am (2:35) - Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
Werewolves of London (3:37) - LeRoy Marinelli; Waddy Wachtel; Warren Zevon
It Won't Be Wrong (1:57) - Roger McGuinn, Harvey Gerst
Please, Please Me (2:00) - John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
Tell Me Again (2:00) - Cyril Jordan; Chris Wilson
Absolutely, Sweet Marie (3:15) - Bob Dylan
5D (Fifth Dimension (2:41) - Roger McGuinn
Lady Friend (2:31) - David Crosby
Credits:
Cyril Jordan: Lead/rhythm guitars, mellotron, vocals
Chris Wilson: Vocals, Rhythm guitar, harpsichord
Mike Wilhelm: Lead/rhythm guitars
George Alexander: Bass/vocals
David Wright: Drums

dow, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:37 (four months ago) link

Expanded Editions added here:
https://elliottsmith.bandcamp.com/

dow, Friday, 22 May 2020 17:38 (four months ago) link

Ugly things has a review of a compilation of the songs cowritten by the pair of Chris Wilson and Cyril Jordan between 1971 and whatever.

Stevolende, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:28 (four months ago) link

Jackpot Records is coming out with five very special releases on August 29, the rescheduled first date of Record Store Day 2020

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Artist: DUNE - OST
Title: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
Format: Limited Edition Color Vinyl
Limited to 2000
Release Date: Aug. 29th, 2020 (Record Store Day)
Catalog Number: JPR063
UPC: 602508565625
LP Suggested List: $34.99
• Soundtrack to David Lynch’s 1984 cult film.

Composed by T
OTO and Brian Eno.
• Sourced from the original master tapes.

Limited “Spice” colored vinyl.

Includes 24 x 24 full color poster.

Audiophile Pressing a
t RTI.
• Limited to 2000 copies.
1. Prologue, Main Title
2. Robot Fight
3
. Leto’s Theme
4. The Box
5
.
The Floating F
at Man (The Baron)
6. Trip to Arrakis
7. First Attack
8. Prophecy
Theme
9. Dune (Desert Theme)
10. Paul Meets Chani
11. Prelude (T
ake My Hand)
12.
Paul T
akes The Water Of Life
13.
Big Battle
14. Paul Kills Feyd
15.
Final Dre
am
16.
Take My Hand

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Artist: Martin Denny
Title: Exotic Moog
NEW RELEASE FROM JACKPOT RECORDS
Format: Limited Edition Color Vinyl
Limited to 1500
Release Date: Aug. 29th, 2020 (Record Store Day)
Catalog Number: JPR061
UPC: 602508591679
LP Suggested List: $29.99
• The Inventor of Exotica/Cocktail Music goes
Electronic/Moog.

First time ever reissued.

Originally released in 1969.

“Exotic Moog” starts off
our reissue campaign of
Martin Denny classics coming out in 2020.

Colored Vinyl.

Audiophile pressing at RTI.

Limited to 1500 copies.

RSD exclusive.
Track listing
1. Quiet Village
2. I Talk To T
he Trees
3. Yellow Bird
4. The Enchanted Sea
5. Delilah
6. Let Go (Canto de Ossanha)
7. Midnight Cowboy
8. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
9. Let It Be Me (JeT’ Appartiens)
10.A Taste Of Honey
11.Was It Really Love
12.Love Me Tonight (All Fine Della Strada)

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Artist: Ted Cassidy
Title: The Lurch
Format: Limited Edition 7” - Limited to 500
Release Date: Aug. 29th, 2020 (Record Store Day)
Catalog Number: JPR060
UPC: 602508561603
LP Suggested List: $14.99
• Ted Cassidy (Lurch of TV - The Addams Family)
sings as Lurch, the Motown influenced monster
track : “The Lurch”.

One of the rar
est US Capitol Records 7”
picture sleeves.

Never before reissued.

Sourced from the original 1965 master tapes.

Limited to 500 copies.
Track listing
1.
The Lurch
2.Wesley

dow, Monday, 1 June 2020 20:24 (three months ago) link

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Artist: Wild Tchoupitoulas
Title: Wild Tchoupitoulas
Format: Limited Edition Color Vinyl Edition
Limited to 1500
Release Date: Aug. 29th, 2020 (Record Store Day)
Catalog Number: JPR062
UPC: 602508630811
LP Suggested List: $29.99
• 1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece of Mardi
Gras Indians backed up by The Meters and
The Neville Brothers.

Inducted into the Library Of Congress
National Recording Registry for its cultural,
artistic and historic importance.
• Sourced from the original master tapes.

Features liner notes and lyrics.
• Colored Vinyl audiophile pressing at RTI.

Limited to 1500.
Track listing
NEW RELEASE FROM JACKPOT RECORDS
1.Brother John
2.Meet De Boys On The Battlefront
3.Indians Here Dey Come
4.Hey Pocky A-Way
5.Indian Red
6.Big Chief Got A Golden Crown
7.Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas)
8.Hey Hey (Indians Comin’)

dow, Monday, 1 June 2020 20:30 (three months ago) link

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Artist: Wipers
Title: Is This Real? Anniversary Edition: 1980 – 2020
Format: Limited Edition Color Vinyl w/ 7”
Limited to 2000
Release Date: Aug. 29th, 2020 (Record Store Day)
Catalog Number: JPR059
UPC: 843563123706
LP Suggested List: $34.99
• Celebrating the 40 year Anniversary of the debut LP by the Wipers.
•Includes individually AUTOGRAPHED concert poster by Greg Sage.
• Bonus 45 with four songs from the original 4 track sessions.
• Transparent Clear Audiophile Vinyl pressed at RTI
with custom reflective mirror board jacket.
• Limited to 2000 worldwide.
RSD exclusive.
Track listing
1. Return Of The Rat
2. Mystery
3. Up Front
4. Let’s Go Let’s Go Away
5. Is This Real?
6. Tragedy
7. Alien Boy
8. D-7
9. Potential Suicide
10.Don’t Know What I Am
11.Window Shop For Love

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for more info on these releases, check jackpotrecords.com

dow, Monday, 1 June 2020 20:41 (three months ago) link

If they wanted me to publicize those RSD releases, why not let me post the jpegs they sent me---oh well here's some more RSD, from jambase:
Aug. 29 highlights include the archival ChangesNowBowie by David Bowie – spotlighting unreleased acoustic tracks circa 1996 stemming from a number of rehearsals at Madison Square Garden – as well as a 50th anniversary reissue of Paul McCartney’s solo debut, McCartney. Sept. 26 will spotlight Fleetwood Mac’s The Alternate Rumors – with alternate versions of the group’s iconic 1977 release... Also, according to the following linked pages:

ROBBIE BASHO
Selections from Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes(sampler rom forthcoming box on Tompkins Square)
DAVID BOWIE
I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)
PENDERECKI/DON CHERRY & THE NEW ETERNAL RHYTHM
Actions
DON CHERRY
Cherry Jam

For more info, check this list and click on artists/titles:
https://recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/9003

dow, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 01:10 (three months ago) link

One of my favorite Anthony Braxton albums, Town Hall 1972, has been reissued. It's a live set, obviously, featuring Braxton and John Stubblefield on various reeds, Dave Holland on bass, Phillip Wilson and Barry Altschul on percussion (Altschul also plays marimba), and Jeanne Lee on vocals. It's a Japanese reissue, but it's cheap - I got mine from importcds.com for the price of a regular domestic CD. Maybe my favorite album cover in the whole Braxton corpus:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71gpfhSy3DL.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 5 June 2020 17:29 (three months ago) link

Had a japenese version of that way back but I lost it after a couple of years and have wanted a new copy. cool

Stevolende, Friday, 5 June 2020 18:02 (three months ago) link

Third Man Records is excited to announce The Stooges' Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970. This previously-unheard, high-quality soundboard recording of the original Stooges lineup's final performance -- recorded just before the release of their earthshaking 1970 album Fun House -- will be available on vinyl, CD and digital on August 7, 2020, nearly 50 years to the day after the performance. Hear "T.V. Eye - Radio Edit" HERE, and pre-save the album HERE. More info: https://thirdmanrecords.com/news/third-man-records-announces-the-stooges-live-at-goose-lake-august-8th-1970-out-on-vinyl-cd-and-digital-on-august-7-2020

dow, Thursday, 11 June 2020 02:51 (three months ago) link

YouTube comment lol

James Williamson
What's this?!!!!
20 hours ago

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 11 June 2020 03:05 (three months ago) link

Well--pre-order and other links leading to blank pages so far, but meanwhile here's the basic news:

Fans of This Heat, the British experimental music group formed in late-1975 in Brixton, London, have never been able to enjoy all seven of the band’s challenging and rewarding releases digitally -- until now.

Multi-instrumentalists Charles Bullen (guitar, clarinet, viola, vocals, tapes), Charles Hayward (drums, keyboards, vocals, tapes) and the late Gareth Williams (keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals, tapes), have their entire discography offered to the world for endless plays for once in perfect sound---a sonic adventurer’s rare downloading delight come true.

RELEASE DATE: August 21, 2020
Includes the initial two studio albums and EP, This Heat, Deceit, and Health and Efficiency; as well as the three live records released from Light in The Attic and not available as downloads before; and more,
More info here when I get it.

dow, Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:26 (three months ago) link

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Music in Twelve Parts. Concert à Paris​,​1975
by Philip Glass
Lost PHILIP GLASS Recording from 1975 (1h10).

ORTF Recordings by the Philip Glass Sextet,
live at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris.

Also included a very rare Philip Glass interview from 1974 in his NYC loft during the rehearsals of this piece, produced for the french radio by Daniel Caux.
Remastered from the orginal master tapes (ORTF).
he newly discovered and unreleased concert from 1975 recorded by the Philip Glass Sextet at La Maison de Radio, Paris.
The sextet is composed of Philip Glass, Jon Gibson, Dickie Landry,
Michael Riesman, Joan La Barbara and Richard Peck.

Music in Twelve Parts is a set of twelve pieces written between 1971 and 1974. This performance in France includes part 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12 on a double LP.(+ download code)
© INA 1974-1975
℗ 2019 Transversales Disques
credits
released April 24, 2020

https://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/music-in-twelve-parts-concert-paris-1975

dow, Monday, 22 June 2020 20:05 (three months ago) link

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Live in Paris (1975)
by Pharoah Sanders

Deluxe Edition - Classic Gatefold Tip-On Jacket
including exclusive liner notes and pictures.
First official release.
Mastered from the original master tapes.

ORTF Recordings by the Pharoah Sanders Quartet,
live at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris.
Concert du Quartet de Pharoah Sanders,
Concert à Paris, 1975 - Enregistrements inédits.

Pharoah Sanders Quartet :
Saxophone ténor : Pharoah Sanders
Piano et Orgue : Danny Mixon
Contrebasse : Calvin Hill
Batterie : Greg Bandy

Enregistré le 17 novembre 1975 au Grand Auditorium / Studio 104 - Maison de la Radio.

Production exécutive : Jonathan Fitoussi & Sébastien Rosat.
Restauration sonore : Ian Debeerst.
Coordination juridique : Léo Puy.
Graphisme : Jean-Philippe Talaga.
Texte : Jacques Denis.

Photos : Pharoah Sanders performs live, 17/11/1975.
© Christian Rose - Fastimage.

© Ina 1975
℗ 2020 Transversales Disques ®
credits
released March 13, 2020
Mastered from the original master tapes.

https://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-paris-1975

dow, Monday, 22 June 2020 20:15 (three months ago) link

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Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo
by Ennio Morricone
For the first time on LP, Maestro Morricone's full score for "Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo". A 1969 giallo-noir, full of cruel twists, directed by Salvatore Samperi, .

This almost unknown soundtrack wasn't released at the time and the original master tapes were carefully archived in the vault of legendary C.A.M. label.

Conducted by Bruno Nicolai and featuring voices by Edda Dell'Orso.The maestro delivers one his best scores from the late 60's. A psych-baroque journey with typical beat arrangements, crazy organs solos, wah-wah guitars and tense harpsichord phrases.

Including the previously unreleased "Shake introspettivo".

REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
LIMITED EDITION
credits
released May 22, 2020

Music composed and orchestrated by Ennio Morricone.
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai.
Solo voices : Edda Dell'Orso.
* Previously unreleased.

This reissue : 2020 Transversales Disques.
Executive production by Sébastien Rosat & Jonathan Fitoussi.
Edited by Sébastien Rosat & Romain Turzi.
Mastering : Benjamin Joubert at Biduloscope.
Graphic design : Jean-Philippe Talaga.
(p) & (c) 1969 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. Srl, una società del Gruppo Sugar

https://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/uccidete-il-vitello-grasso-e-arrostitelo

dow, Monday, 22 June 2020 20:19 (three months ago) link

Previous years' reissues on this label: more Morricone, also Luc Ferrari, François Bayle, others:
https://transversales.bandcamp.com/

dow, Monday, 22 June 2020 20:26 (three months ago) link

Smog Veil Records Clearing The Air newsletter
July 2020

A few months back we started our series of FREE streams of entire releases in our catalog. These will run periodically from our SoundCloud site. There, you'll be able to listen to entire albums from our numerous releases for FREE. Enjoy the music in these troubling times.

Here's the next in the series...let it flow my friends...

This week we offer a limited free stream of Peter Laughner original compositions included in our Peter Laughner 5LP+book box set.

Peter Laughner was a singer songwriter from Cleveland like no other. Before his untimely death in 1977, he played in numerous bands, most notably Rocket From The Tombs and Pere Ubu, and also as a solo performer. He wrote for a variety of weekly newspapers and Creem, where he was a contemporary of Lester Bangs. He famously told Jane Scott of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he wanted to do for Cleveland what "...Brian Wilson did for California and Lou Reed did for New York." In many ways, Peter did in fact put the Cleveland underground on the map.

In cooperation with Peter's estate and his many collaborators, Smog Veil Records worked for 10+ years compiling the material contained in the 5LP+book box set. The box set is the definitive statement of Peter's musical talents and additionally showcases his writings and the many works he created with a variety of talented friends. Smog Veil's research team has looked in every basement, attic, and corner to uncover numerous gems and we are pleased to be able to place Peter's work on display.

More details about the box set are available by clicking HERE.https://www.smogveil.com/collections/frontpage/products/peter-laughner-box-set-5-lps-plus-book

This free stream sampler includes 16 tracks included in the box set, all written by Peter and will be available only until the end of the day on July 5, 2020.

Stream the tracks for free by clicking on this:
https://soundcloud.com/franklisa/peter-laughner-originals-sampler-from-box-set
Thanks fans--stay safe.

Updates for all the new stuff, reviews, mp3 samples and videos available daily at the Smog Veil Facebook fan page. Check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/Smog-Veil-Records-66696836527/?fref=ts
Or check us out on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/smogveilrecords/
Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmogVeilRecords

dow, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 23:43 (two months ago) link

The new BBC 90-min documentary 'Keith Haring: Street Art Boy' is now streaming on BBC iPlayer.

Soul Jazz Records' ESSENTIAL 'Keith Haring - The World of Keith Haring' CD & LP is available now on triple vinyl, double CD, large booklet, lots of text and exclusive photography. Features music by Sylvester, Jonzun Crew, Talking Heads, Yoko Ono, Fab 5 Freddy and many more! The World of Keith Haring coincides with the presentation of the first major exhibition in the UK of Keith Haring’s work at Tate Liverpool on now.

The album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats: Double CD + 48-page book; 3xLP + download vinyl version.* All formats of the album feature original photography, extensive sleevenotes and interviews.
1. B Beat Girls – For The Same Man
2. Damon Harris – It's Music
3. Pylon – Danger£0.99
4. The Jonzun Crew – Pak Man (Look Out For The OVC)
5. Funk Masters – Love Money£0.99
6. John Sex – Bump and Grind It£0.99
7. Sylvester – Over And Over (12" Disco Mix)
8. The Girls – Jeffrey I Hear You£0.99
9. Johnny Dynell and New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)£0.99
10. Talking Heads – I Zimbra (on CD version only)
11. Art Zoyd – Sortie 134 (Part 2)£0.99
12. Class Action – Weekend (Larry Levan Mix)
13. Adiche – Chuka-Ja (Get Ready)£0.99
14. The Girls – The Elephant Man£0.99
15. The Golden Flamingo Orchestra – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
16. Gray – Cut It Up High Priest£0.99
17. Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie£0.99
18. Convertion – Let's Do It
19. Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
20. Fab 5 Freddy – Change The Beat

More info, audio (*also mp3 album or some individual tracks, on this page):
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/the-world-of-keith-haring

dow, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 02:11 (two months ago) link

Which reminds me: just now ordered VA - Love Saves the Day : A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 - 2 X CD (though could get MP3, Flac, etc because bandcamp, but I'm old-fashioned)--Tim Lawrence's listening companion to his book--vinyl is going to be Parts 1 & 2 sold sep and more expensive. You can hear exactly 1 freebie streamer from Pt. 2 (none from 1) here: https://reappearingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/love-saves-the-day-a-history-of-american-dance-music-culture-1970-1979-part-2
And note on upper right rail of that page, link to prev Lawrence comp tie-in:https://reappearingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-death-on-a-new-york-dance-floor-1980-1983 His book of that title has some stuff about Haring, but wish there was more---move over, Basquiat!

dow, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 03:14 (two months ago) link

Scheduled for September 11, a box set covering Richard & Linda Thompson. Official announcement is forthcoming, but Linda Thompson herself let the cat out of the bag on her own Facebook page back in April when she posted some photos of the LP-sized book and told commenters it was for the box set. (The set was originally schedule for an April release before it was pushed back.)

Track list and cover leaked out today:

https://i.imgur.com/DzQHNd8.jpg

Track List:

DISC 1
01 SWEET LITTLE ROCK N' ROLLER / THE BUNCH (ALTERNATE VERSION / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
02 THE LOCOMOTION / THE BUNCH
03 MY GIRL IN THE MONTH OF MAY / THE BUNCH
04 WHEN WILL I BE LOVED / THE BUNCH (DEMO)
05 AMAZON QUEEN / RICHARD THOMPSON (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
06 SHAKY NANCY / RICHARD THOMPSON
07 THE ANGLES TOOK MY RACEHORSE AWAY / RICHARD THOMPSON
08 EMBROIDERED BUTTERFLIES / BRIAN PATTEN
09 AFTER FROST / BRIAN PATTEN
10 SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS (DEMO)
11 RESTLESS BOY
12 THE WORLD IS A WONDERFUL PLACE
13 SHADY LIES (LIVE AT LONDON UNIVESITY COLLEGE 25.10.1972)
14 NAPOLEON'S DREAM (LIVE AT THE MEMPHIS FOLK CLUB, GUILDFORD HOTEL, LEEDS, JANUARY 1973)

DISC 2
01 WHEN I GET TO THE BORDER
02 THE CALVARY CROSS
03 WITHERED AND DIED
04 I WANT TO SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TONIGHT
05 DOWN WHERE THE DRUNKARDS ROLL
06 WE SING HALLELUJAH
07 HAS HE GOT A FRIEND FOR ME
08 THE LITTLE BEGGAR GIRL
09 THE END OF THE RAINBOW
10 THE GREAT VALERIO
11 MOTHER & SON (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
12 DOWN WHERE THE DRUNKARDS ROLL (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
13 THE END OF THE RAINBOW (LINDA VOCAL VERSION / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
14 A HEART NEEDS A HOME (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
15 THE GREAT VALERIO (LIVE AT THE RAINBOW, UK, 16.03.1975)

DISC 3
01 HOKEY POKEY (THE ICE CREAM SONG)
02 I'LL REGRET IT ALL IN THE MORNING
03 SMIFFY'S GLASS EYE
04 THE EGYPT ROOM
05 NEVER AGAIN
06 GEORGIE ON A SPREE
07 OLD MAN INSIDE A YOUNG MAN
08 THE SUN NEVER SHINES ON THE POOR
09 A HEART NEEDS A HOME
10 MOLE IN A HOLE
11 HOKEY POKEY (LIVE ON MARC TIME, 1975 / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
12 A HEART NEEDS A HOME (ALTERNATE VERSION)

DISC 4
01 STREETS OF PARADISE
02 FOR SHAME OF DOING WRONG
03 THE POOR BOY IS TAKEN AWAY
04 NIGHT COMES IN
05 JET PLANE IN A ROCKING CHAIR
06 BEAT THE RETREAT
07 HARD LUCK STORIES
08 DIMMING OF THE DAY / DARGAI
09 WANTED MAN (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
10 LAST CHANCE (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
11 DIMMING OF THE DAY (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
12 THINGS YOU GAVE ME (LIVE AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 27.11.1975)
13 IT'LL BE ME (LIVE AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 27.11.1975)
14 CALVARY CROSS (LIVE AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 27.11.1975)

DISC 5
01 DARGAI (LIVE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON 25.04.1975)
02 NEVER AAGIN (LIVE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON 25.04.1975)
03 DARK END OF THE STREET (LIVE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON 25.04.1975)
04 BEAT THE RETREAT (LIVE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON 25.04.1975)
05 THE SUN NEVER SHINES ON THE POOR (LIVE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON 25.04.1975)
06 IF I WERE A WOMAN AND YOU WERE A MAN (LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON 01.05.1977)
07 THE MADNESS OF LOVE (LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON 01.05.1977)
08 NIGHT COMES IN (LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON 01.05.1977)
09 A BIRD IN GODS GARDEN (LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON 01.05.1977)
10 THE KING OF LOVE (LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON 01.05.1977)
11 LAYLA (LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON 01.05.1977)

DISC 6
01 RESTLESS HIGHWAY
02 SWEET SURRENDER
03 DON'T LET A THIEF STEAL INTO YOUR HEART
04 THE CHOICE WIFE
05 DIED FOR LOVE
06 STRANGE AFFAIR
07 LAYLA
08 PAVANNE
09 HOUSE OF CARDS
10 FIRST LIGHT
11 STRANGE AFFAIR (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
12 DRUNK (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
13 THE DUST OF YOUR ROAD (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
14 LAYLA (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
15 DIED FOR LOVE (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
16 FIRST LIGHT (DEMO)

DISC 7
01 CIVILISATION
02 BORROWED TIME
03 SATURDAY ROLLING AROUND
04 YOU'RE GOING TO NEED SOMEBODY
05 WHY DO YOU TURN YOUR BACK?
06 SUNNYVISTA
07 LONELY HEARTS
08 SISTERS
09 JUSTICE IN THE STREETS
10 TRACES OF MY LOVE
11 GEORGIE ON A SPREE (B-SIDE TO 'CIVILISATION'7")
12 LUCKY IN LIFE (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
13 SPEECHLESS CHILD (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
14 TRACES OF MY LOVE (DEMO / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
15 FOR SHAME OF DOING WRONG (GERRY RAFFERTY VERSION)
16 THE WRONG HEARTBEAT (GERRY RAFFERTY VERSION)
17 BACK STREET SLIDE (GERRY RAFFERTY VERSION)

DISC 8
01 DON'T RENEGE ON OUR LOVE
02 WALKING ON A WIRE
03 A MAN IN NEED
04 IT'S JUST THE MOTION
05 SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS
06 THE BACKSTREET SLIDE
07 DID SHE JUMP OR WAS SHE PUSHED
08 THE WALL OF DEATH
09 LIVING IN LUXURY (B-SIDE TO 'DON'T RENEGE ON OUR LOVE'7")
10 THE WRONG HEARTBEAT (SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS VERISON)
11 I'M A DREAMER (GERRY RAFFERTY SESSION / 1996 REMIX)
12 WALKING ON A WIRE (GERRY RAFFERTY SESSION / 1996 REMIX)
13 PAVANNE (LIVE AT SECOND STORY, BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, 29.05.1982 / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
14 HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (LIVE AT SECOND STORY, BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA,1982 / PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

birdistheword, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 03:38 (two months ago) link

Anthony Braxton albums, Town Hall 1972, has been reissued

does it have the poster ?

budo jeru, Saturday, 11 July 2020 23:25 (two months ago) link

https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/img/QkNKcmd4cklvbUkxUGgxVEpEVTdodz09/musical-bones-sleeve-front.jpg

The Upsetters with Vin Gordon
Musical Bones
Recorded at The Black Ark Studio in 1975
STUDIO 16

Very rare Upsetters & Vin Gordon album 'Musical Bones' was first released in the U.K. in 1975 only on a white-label pressing without a sleeve on Dip records (£400+). Only 300 were made at the time.

Superb Studio One rhythm recuts, deep, deep funk cuts - sparse, raw and edgy - CLASSIC Lee Perry!

The title is a play on word 'Trombone' being the instrument of the lead artist Vin Gordon. Produced by Lee Perry at The Black Ark, Kingston, raw Jamaican roots music 1975. Don't miss... 10 tracks.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/musical-bones

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Horace Tapscott Quintet
The Giant Is Awakened
FLYING DUTCHMAN
This album has been out of print for near on 50 years and is a 100% essential cornerstone deep, deep spiritual jazz release - don't miss out!

Seminal spiritual jazz masterpiece from 1969! Horace Tapscott's debut (and only) release for a major label - Flying Dutchman - occurred at the height of the civil rights/black power movement in the USA. Soon after the Watts Riots (65), Tapscott was the central figure at the heart of the community music scene (a precursor to that of Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus almost 50 years later).

Flying Dutchman was the only major label that Tapscott trusted to release his music - a testament to founder Bob Thiele who had produced John Coltrane's seminal Impulse releases throughout the 1960s. At the same time as Tapscott, Flying Dutchman signed Gil Scott Heron and Leon Thomas.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/horace-tapscott-quintet-the-giant-is-awakened_2

dow, Friday, 28 August 2020 00:09 (one month ago) link

Musical Bones was reissued on this 2CD set by Sanctuary in 2005, but credited to Lee Perry.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 28 August 2020 00:47 (one month ago) link

Sound Of The Universe: ltd. quantity August releases re Record Store Day, vinyl only? We shall see, when I've made all my extremely selective selections from a boatload:

Hawkwind At The BBC 1972

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Recorded live by the BBC on 28th September 1972 at the BBC’s famed Paris Theatre in London, this is the classic “Space Ritual” era Hawkwind featuring Dave Brock, Nik Turner, Lemmy Kilmister & Stacia Blake. This 11 track, hour long show of the stereo version features Hawkwind classics “Born To Go”, “Seven By Seven” & "Master of the Universe". The release also includes two bonus tracks recorded for Johnny Walker’s BBC Radio 1 show the same year; “Brainstorm” & “Silver Machine”. 13 tracks, 2 LPs.
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/at-the-bbc-1972

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 02:49 (four weeks ago) link

Kuumba-Toudie Heath:
Kawaida

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Limited 40th anniversary edition. An essential piece of spiritual jazz history featuring legends Herbie Hancock and Don Cherry. Pressed on heavyweight vinyl in original gatefold sleeve format. 5 tracks. More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/kawaida

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 02:53 (four weeks ago) link

This is out of stock at the moment, but worth checking back:

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Bass Culture / LKJ In Dub

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40th anniversary 2-LP edition of 'dub poet' Linton Kwesi Johnson's classic 1980 album, released on Island Records, with additional LP - 'LKJ in Dub', featuring dub versions of tracks from Bass Culture and previous studio LP 'Forces Of Victory'.Produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and the legendary Dennis Bovell ('Blackbeard'), the album is a fierce, politically-charged view of Britain at the time.The music however is both highly accessible and experimental, going beyond traditional reggae arrangements to include free jazz and avant-garde elements.Remastered at Abbey Road, released on heavyweight coloured vinyl:GREEN for Bass Culture / RED for LKJ In Dub.Features expanded artwork in a bespoke gatefold sleeve.Both albums out of print on vinyl for years.Includes download card.
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/bass-culture-lkj-in-dub

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:02 (four weeks ago) link

Kuumba-Toudie Heath
This was Tootie Heath’s name at the time? I have heard of this project through some of the other guys involved like Herbie Hancock, still need to listen to it.

Two Little Hit Parades (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:08 (four weeks ago) link

Dunno! Reminds me: now that my library has partially re-opened, better snake in there and check out that Heath brothers memoir/

Ennio Morricone---Peur Sur La Ville OST

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Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the very special reissue of one of Ennio Morricone's most striking soundtracks composed for Henri Verneuils' 1975 film Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over The City). This special edition includes the original score released in 1975 plus a second vinyl worth of bonuses which have never been out on vinyl. These includes two tracks making their official debut after 45 years.

Approved by Ennio Morricone and remastered from the original tapes with liner notes by fellow musicians AM and JB Dunckel (air). Gatefold sleeve designed by Eric Adrian.
2 LPs, 31 tracks.
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/peur-sur-la-ville-ost

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:12 (four weeks ago) link

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Milton Nascimento---Ultimo Trem

First time on vinyl! Following the release of Milton Nascimento's Maria Maria, Far Out Recordings proudly presents Nascimento's 1980 follow up.With the success of Maria Maria in 1976 behind them, Nascimento reunited with his writing partner Fernando Brant in 1980 to produce another ballet, 'Ultimo Trem (Last train)'.This time, they chose to tackle a more contemporarily relevant subject, the impact of the closure of a train line that connected certain towns and cities in the North East of Minas Gerais to the coast."The military government shut down the route and the whole region began to fade away," explains Milton."I love train rides" adds the composer, "But today there are almost no trains to Brazil.So when I go to the US and Europe, any time I can, I go by train.The longer the journey the better." Featuring much of the same all-star line-up as Maria Maria - including legendary Brazilian musicians Nana Vasconcelos, Joao Donato, Paulinho Jobim and members of Som Imaginario, amongst many others, like Maria Maria, the album holds what Milton himself considers to be the definitive versions of some of his most beloved tracks, including 'Saidas E Bandeiras' and 'Ponte de Areia'. The title track, 'Ultimo Trem' - performed exquisitely by ZezE Mota with a choir and piano - is a mournful lament about the human consequences of the axed line.The ballet brought great media attention to the campaign against closure."Most of Fernando's lyrics have some political tone," says Milton, "This one helped the area a lot because the politicians grew concerned about the subjects." Fernando's and Milton's shared passion for the sounds, smells and memories of trains, inspired the soundtrack for the production which premiered in 1980.'A Viagem (The trip)', launched with a train's steam whistle, sees Milton's guitar moving to a train's rhythm.In contrast to the usual lyricism, 'Bicho Homen (Beastly man)' and 'Decreto (Degree)' are atypically upbeat and funky, their vocals a mesh of wordless male voices resembling the then fashionable Swingles Singers' renderings of Bach.'E Dai? (And so what?)', and 'Olho d'Agua (Water's Eye)' were both drawn from 'Clube Da Esquina'.'Olho d'Agua' is mellow and delicate and Milton's homage to the great voices of Brazil whilst 'E Dai? (And so what?)' is a stunning mosaic of voices.The unusual 'O Velho (The Old Man)' conjures up an image of an old shaman singing alone into the wind against the cries of nature.Perhaps the most affecting songs are Nascimento's 'Itamarandiba' and 'OraCao (Prayer)'.The latter is a cry for a change in the situation whilst 'Itamarandiba' ends with an upbeat, whirling Hammond organ and guitar timepiece.The closing track 'Ponta de Areia (Sand Edge)', was based on one of Fernando's newspaper stories and became one of Milton's most famous pieces, covered by musicians across the planet, including Wayne Shorter and Earth, Wind and Fire.It reappeared as a ghostly 45-seconds memory on the 'Milton e Gil' album, his millennial collaboration with Gilberto Gil. After 27 years of being locked inside contracts and record company legalities, these sublime songs were finally released in 2003 as a double CD package, along with Maria Maria.Set for its first ever vinyl release for this year's Record Store Day, on limited edition red vinyl, Ultimo Trem sounds as fresh and relevant now as when Brazilian music was still a South American secret. 2 LPs, many tracks.
More info:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/ultimo-trem

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:18 (four weeks ago) link

Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul: s/t
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Official Mr Bongo re-issue for Record Store Day 2020 with a gatefold cover.The self-tiled Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul album from 1973 was the only album recorded by the group.The success of the hit song and album enabled the band to share the stage with big-name acts such as James Brown and Earth Wind & Fire.The album track '(I've Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind' even became a regular feature on the legendary TV show, Soul Train.These triumphs also drew the attention of record company executives who wanted to sign Joe as a solo artist; an offer he refused as he was not willing to abandon the band.The group members for the recording were neighborhood musicians and school friends from the Washington D.C area - George "Jackie" Lee (Guitar), Gregory Hammonds (Bass), Charles Steptoe (Drums), Karrissa Freeman (Keyboards), Johnny Freeman (Trombone), Leon Rogers (Sax/Vocals) and Joe (Trumpet/Vocals).The simple cartoon-like almost pre-Basquiat style record cover artwork has become iconic in its own right, but this was not the original intention.Joe had prepared a quick illustration for a photographer to depict in a collage for the album art, however, the label ended up using his original sketches for the final cover.Whatever was in the water, things all came together and aligned at the right time, and a true soul-funk classic record was born. 9 tracks.
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/sir-joe-quarterman-free-soul

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:27 (four weeks ago) link

Still in stock at the moment, unlike some other Exclusives:
Soul Jazz Records Present Studio One Rockers
Record Store Day Exclusive
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS
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Soul Jazz Records are releasing this 20th anniversary edition of their classic Studio One Rockers on unique Record Store Day edition EXCLUSIVE coloured vinyl + download code.

This new edition is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day

Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music.

The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field and has become the essential introduction to reggae fans throughout the world.

Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more. Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".

"Compilation of the year. 100% Essential” Time Out
"Compilation of the year. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome” DJ
"A who's who of Jamaican music” The Times
"An essential slice of musical history" Wire
15 tracks.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/studio-one-rockers-studio-one-rockers_2

dow, Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:34 (four weeks ago) link

Uriah Heep are releasing 50 Years in Rock, a giant box set with all 18 of their studio albums plus their 1973 live album, 4 compilation CDs curated by individual members, a book, a couple of Roger Dean art cards, and an LP of The Magician's Birthday (aka "the one with 'Easy Living' on it").

I really like Uriah Heep's early albums and their 21st century albums, but am largely ignorant of everything from roughly 1975-2000. I'm still not gonna buy this box set.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 31 August 2020 14:38 (four weeks ago) link

NightFlightPlus streaming service has a new documentary about TV Party, also individual episodes---here's synopsis of doc:
n 1978, two revolutionary trends emerged in New York City, public access cable TV and punk rock. These two phenomena came together spectacularly in Glenn O'Brien's TV Party. Hipsters tuned in to follow the antics of the TV Party gang and such guests as Iggy Pop, David Bowie, P-Funk's George Clinton, The Clash's Mick Jones, Kid Creole, Klaus Nomi were featured; also live performances.

Synopsis of an ep:There were two TV Party Heavy Metal Shows: one taped at the Mudd Club, now lost, and this live studio sequel featuring a "Mock Penis Envy" backdrop by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a guitar line up of Chris Stein, Lenny Ferrari, Patrick Geoffrois of the Contortions, plus Glenn, Basquiat, Snuky Tate and Walter Steding on guitar and vocals, and Bradley Field on electronic drums. As Glenn and Walter send up rock clichés and discuss the nature of electricity, the band churns out a harrowing electronic miasma. Highlights include an actual fight between Fab Five Freddy and Jean-Michel Basquiat over a guitar and Walter Steding destroying his "extra wide deluxe" guitar.

one more:he first 10% of this show sums up what we don't get on TV anymore. Technical difficulties. TV Party was live and improvised, and this meant casual disaster. This early episode gets off to an artistically agonizing start--the sound person is late, overdosing on drugs or both. Or it was the broken down equipment. Once the sound kicks in the show gets lively. Compton Maddux, a droll singer songwriter, is backed up by Debbie Harry and Glenn; the unique futurist countertenor Klaus Nomi does one of his post-modern arias; Adny Shernoff, of the Dictators, plays the Beach Boys' "Be True to Your School" backed up by pom pom girls Tish and Snooky, the Manic Panic designers. Downtown legend director Eric Mitchell announces the opening of the now famous New Cinema theater and shows a clip from his film "Kidnapped" with Arto Lindsay, Duncan Smith and Anya Phillips. Brit director David Silver and photographer Kate Simon do the "white people talk about reggae" segment. Blondie's Chris Stein and Debbie Harry and the Patti Smith Group's Richard Sohl drop in to smoke a reefer and take calls from all the crazies in cable land. Chris explains all this isn't chaos, it's art.
Before signing up, if you can stand to wait, can watch some TV Party, and the Debbie Harry/Amos Poe film Unmade Beds, via this:https://mailchi.mp/nightflight/tescovee-971158?e=42851f1305

dow, Saturday, 5 September 2020 02:45 (three weeks ago) link

Getting toward autumn, maybe tyme for these Drag City reissues:

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The first Espers album (2004) is back in print and circulation and the world. As a trio with some featured guests Meg Baird, Greg Weeks and Brooke Sietinsons created delicate-yet-full-toned arrangements strewn with classical and traditional touches, acid leads and a melancholy, folkish air. Espers idealism was rooted in an ongoing flow of ideas that continue to this day, and their debut album retains their mystic air, early two decades later.

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:03 (one week ago) link

Und also,

In the wake of their celebrated first album, Espers recruited a few more members in 2005 and set to making an album interpreting some of their favorite inspirational songs — not just traditional folk numbers, but songs by Nico, Michael Hurley, Durutti Column, Blue Öyster Cult and even Espers! After years out of print, The Weed Tree has grown back again.

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dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:07 (one week ago) link

Anyone know when Matador’s reissue of Mary Timony’s first solo album is coming out?

beamish13, Saturday, 19 September 2020 15:02 (one week ago) link

xp Thanks for posting that, Austin – it does look cool.

Scam Likely (morrisp), Saturday, 19 September 2020 17:52 (one week ago) link

This is cool too, think I listened on YouTube---reposted from upthread cos deserves it:

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Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).

More infor, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/black-riot

dow, Saturday, 19 September 2020 20:20 (one week ago) link

I don't know if I need this, but I kinda want it...

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of UNCONSCIOUS POWER – AN ANTHOLOGY 1967 – 1971, a newly remastered 7 CD boxed set featuring all of the albums and singles recorded by the legendary American acid / progressive rock band IRON BUTTERFLY recorded for Atlantic’s Atco label between 1967 and 1971 and additional recordings made at the Fillmore East in New York City in April 1968.

Iron Butterfly first came together in San Diego, California in 1966 with a line-up of Doug Ingle (vocals, organ), Danny Weis (guitar), Greg Willis (bass), Jack Pinney (drums) and Darryl DeLoach (vocals). After performing in the San Diego area the band relocated to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract, with Willis soon departing to be replaced by Jerry Penrod on bass. Jack Pinney also departed and was eventually replaced by Ron Bushy.

The band’s psychedelic and acid rock style was honed during regular appearances at LA venues such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Galaxy Club, which saw Iron Butterfly develop a loyal following and led to the band signing with Atlantic’s Atco label in 1967. In October that year the band recorded their debut album, HEAVY, but the group would endure further line-up changes prior to its release as Jerry Penrod, Danny Weis and Darryl DeLoach departed soon after recording sessions were completed. Faced with the possibility of the album remaining unreleased, Ingle and Bushy recruited 17 year old guitarist Erik Brann and bassist Lee Dorman to the band.

HEAVY was released in January 1968, entering the US Billboard charts and eventually earning gold disc status. The album IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA, issued in June 1968, would break the band into star status. Dominated by the side long title track featuring the instrumental dexterity of the new line-up, it was a masterpiece of acid rock and reached a height of number 4 in the US charts and went on to sell a million copies. An edited version of the title track was issued as a single and reached the US top thirty.

The band’s third album, BALL, was released in January 1969 and was even more successful, reaching number 3 in the US and spawning the hit singles Soul Experience and In the Time of Our Lives. The band undertook a punishing touring schedule and a series on concerts were recorded in May 1969, finally to be issued as LIVE in April 1970. Erik Brann departed the band in December 1969 and was replaced by guitarist and vocalist Mike Pinera and additional guitarist Larry Reinhardt.

This line-up would record the album METAMORPHOSIS in May 1970 which saw the band take a heavier direction. The dominant track on the record was the excellent thirteen minute Butterfly Bleu which saw one of the earliest uses of a “talk box” on a guitar solo. Following a tour with YES in early 1971, Doug Ingle announced his departure from the band. After releasing a final single, Silly Sally in April 1971. Iron Butterfly disbanded. Although they would reform in the mid-1970s and continue to perform and record sporadically afterwards, their recorded work for Atco Records remains their main legacy.

UNCONSCIOUS POWER – AN ANTHOLOGY 1967 – 1971 features all of the albums issued on Atco, all newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, and additionally includes the rare mono mixes of the albums HEAVY and LIVE, (the only true separate mono mixes of their albums), both previously unreleased on CD, along with two CDs of recordings made at the Fillmore East in New York City on the 26th and 27th April 1968. It also includes all of the band’s US non-album singles and single edits and a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay featuring interviews with Ron Bushy and Mike Pinera and a poster.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 21 September 2020 12:05 (one week ago) link

Erik Brann's approach to vocalizing later seemed like a foretaste of Hetfield's, but maybe better, prob. not worse. Never thought of them as prog, but haven't heard all thee albums---must check xpostMetamorphosis, with Larry "El Rhino" Reinhardt, who I hope also played with Wino, did play w Captain Beyond. Mike Pinera!
Mike Pinera and his group Blues Image were co-founders and house band at Thee Image, a Miami Beach concert venue they opened and co-headlined on weekends, playing with such groups as Cream, Grateful Dead, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Frank Zappa and many more. [1] Blues Image soon signed with Atlantic Records where they scored the major hit "Ride Captain Ride" which Pinera co-wrote and sang
[while he was with Butterly]... he and Lee Dorman produced the band Black Oak Arkansas, which went platinum. In 1972 Pinera and Jimi Hendrix's drummer Mitch Mitchell formed the band Ramatam on Atlantic Records and was produced by the legendary Tom Dowd, who was quoted as saying this album was one of his all time favorites.
In 1973 Pinera helped formed The New Cactus Band. They recorded the album Son of Cactus on Atlantic Records...He was the lead guitarist for Alice Cooper from 1980 to 1982. He is currently performing with his solo band and The Classic Rock All Stars.

Much more here, with links---did not know he did an album for Capricorn, wonder what that's like?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pinera

dow, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 00:22 (six days ago) link

Bassist Lee Dorman also went to Captain Beyond after Metamorphosis

dow, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 00:27 (six days ago) link

Xgau (from 1972 Zep concert review "A Power Plant," archived on his site):The idea for Led Zeppelin's name, as well as perhaps half of its musical concept, relates to Iron Butterfly, which, on the strength of its classic "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida," remained the premier American heavy rock band until the advent of Grand Funk Railroad. Always heard that the name came from Keith Moon, and some of the musical concept, when he and Beck and Page and JP Jones and Nicky Hopkins cut "Beck's Bolero," but maybe mega-successful early sound of IB was an influence too.

dow, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 00:45 (six days ago) link

Never trust Christgau on anything relating to heaviness.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 01:02 (six days ago) link

Yeah, that's almost complete bullshit on Xgau's part.

I have that Ramatam album. It's pretty good post-Hendrix rock. They had a female guitar player who was rumored to be trans; however the reasoning I've seen on that was sketchy to say the least.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 02:25 (six days ago) link

There's a remastered Gun Club Miami coming. Apparently from tapes given to the JLP family estate by Chris Stein.
Not sure how imminent but been told this from somebody involved over last few days.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 07:04 (six days ago) link

Does anyone have any experience with Vinyl Me Please reissues? They are coming out with Jorge Ben's Africa Brasil that I am interested in.

Quiet Storm Thorgerson (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 12:41 (six days ago) link

Feedback on discogs is mainly positive. No reissue, but I bought a translucent green copy Yaeji's What We Drew recently (didn't particularly look for this version, I just wanted a copy and this was the one they had at my record store) that sounds absolutely fine.

willem, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:27 (six days ago) link

UFO's Strangers In The Night is being blown up into an 8CD box set containing the original double live album (which I could swear fit on a single CD) plus six complete concerts, as follows:

CD1: Original album
1. Natural Thing
2. Out In The Street
3. Only You Can Rock Me
4. Doctor Doctor
5. Mother Mary
6. This Kid's
7. Love To Love

CD2: Original album
8. Lights Out
9. Rock Bottom
10. Too Hot To Handle
11. I'm A Loser
12. Let It Roll
13. Shoot Shoot

CD3: Chicago, Illinois 13/10/78
1. Hot N Ready
2. Pack It Up (And Go)
3. Cherry
4. Let It Roll
5. Love To Love
6. Only You Can Rock Me
7. Ain't No Baby
8. Out In The Street
9. Doctor Doctor
10. Lights Out
11. Rock Bottom
12. Too Hot To Handle
13. Shoot Shoot

CD4: Kenosha, Wisconsin 14/10/78
1. Hot 'N' Ready
2. Pack It Up (And Go)
3. Cherry
4. Let It Roll
5. Love To Love
6. Only You Can Rock Me
7. Ain't No Baby
8. Out In The Street
9. Doctor Doctor
10. Lights Out
11. Rock Bottom
12. Too Hot To Handle

CD5: Youngstown, Ohio 15/10/1978
1. Hot N Ready
2. Pack It Up (And Go)
3. Cherry
4. Let It Roll
5. Love To Love
6. Natural Thing
7. Out On The Street
8. Only You Can Rock Me
9. On With The Action
10. Doctor Doctor
11. Lights Out
12. Rock Bottom
13. Too Hot To Handle
14. Shoot Shoot

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CD6: Cleveland, Ohio 16/10/78
1. Hot And Ready
2. Pack It Up And Go
3. Cherry
4. Let It Roll
5. Love To Love
6. Natural Thing
7. Out In The Street
8. Only You Can Rock Me
9. On With The Action
10. Doctor Doctor
11. I'm A Loser
12. Lights Out
13. Rock Bottom
14. Too Hot To Handle
15. Shoot Shoot

CD7: Columbus, Ohio 17/10/78
1. Hot And Ready
2. Pack It Up And Go
3. Cherry
4. Let It Roll
5. Love To Love
6. Natural Thing
7. Out In The Street
8. Too Hot To Handle
9. I'm A Loser
10. On With The Action
11. Doctor Doctor
12. Lights Out
13. Rock Bottom
14. Shoot Shoot

CD8: Louisville, Kentucky 18/10/78
1. Hot N Ready
2. Pack It Up (And Go)
3. Cherry
4. Let It Roll
5. Love To Love
6. Natural Thing
7. Out In The Street
8. Only You Can Rock Me
9. On With The Action
10. Doctor Doctor
11. I'm A Loser
12. Lights Out
13. Rock Bottom
14. Too Hot To Handle
15. Shoot Shoot

I love UFO's early to mid 70s Chrysalis albums, but I don't know if I need six full concerts with barely varying set lists.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 25 September 2020 01:27 (three days ago) link


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