HOMO, 99 44/100% NONSAPIENSRevised with new introductionby Gerald B. Lorentz.423 pages, $18.95file under: MisanthropologyApop Records (US ONLY)or Underworld Amusements (US ONLY)orAmazon.com (US / International)orAmazon.co.uk (UK/International)“We live under the sword of Damocles with each moment tenuously and precariously hanging by the thread of uncertainty. What does it profit a man to sweat and groan for a future that may terminate in the atomic rubble of the next moment? Why build a brave new world atop an active volcano?”- Gerald B. LorentzIn 2007, Gerald B. Lorentz was 91 years old and had retired to Hawaii with his wife. He’d lived a full life travelling the world, running various businesses and devoting himself to the study of history and the animal known by science as homo sapiens. At five years of age he began to question Santa Claus, and found the stories to be bunk. From there he had an incessant drive to dissect not only the mechanics of the physical world, but the mechanics of human society.Born in 1915, he would see massive shifts in society, and live through some of the most devastating and technologically astounding events. His keen sense of reason time and again lead him to a conclusion that man was not “wise” at all as the binomial nomenclature would have us believe. The near totality of the human was just as vicious, cunning and brutish as any other animal. His youthful skepticism of the traditional holiday myths developed into something harder. He writes, “History clearly proves that man is a plunderer, a killer, and a hypocrite. He cannot face the reality of his own despicable nature. Even when he kills he fancies that he performs a service to God or country. Capitalism satisfies all the predatory instincts natural to man in the economic purlieu; that is, satisfies his need to plunder, prey, defend; and to mask his predations with euphemisms and hypocorisms…” He spent time in London, Paris, Moscow, Istanbul, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, etc., and his position as radio/electronics officer left him with 90% of his time to study, reflect and dissect. In 1985 this life experience and mental conflagration culminated in the first edition of this, his magnum opus. In it he spells out and elaborates on his unorthodox and social Darwinian view of man. He devastatingly tackles the major human affairs one by one. His dedication is to truth with no consideration for phony morals and political correctness that cause many with socially heretical thoughts to remain quiet. Describing the work he said, “The essence of this book is an aversion to ignorance and a craving for unlimited knowledge.” Politics, Economics, Law, Religion, Science, Art and Race each successively come under his mental calipers and pliers. Eventually this culminates into a tearing down of the greatest human myth, that of Free Will.Lorentz does not stop at mere conclusions, feigning academic disinterest or fearing disapproval, he firmly submits resolutions.His book was met with little public acclaim, though it did become quite a sought after object by a certain type of thinker. Twenty-two years after publication Lorentz was approached for a new edition of his book, and it was one of the last public pronouncements that he made that his great work would not forever disappear into the nothingness. He died shortly after the agreement was solidified, and now APOP Records and Underworld Amusements have joined to finally republish it revised and with a new foreword and afterword by the author.It will stand as his vision of the world unvarnished. It is a view that will be rejected as too cynical or outrageous by most, certainly by the 99 44/100% of humans that are indeed unwise. ContentsForeword · 7Born to Kill · 11The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave · 49Nonsapiens, Politics, and Economics · 102Nonsapiens and Law · 155Nonsapiens and Religion · 197Nonsapiens, Science, and Art · 262Nonsapiens and Race · 319Nonsapiens and Free Will · 389Prologue · 419


HOMO, 99 44/100% NONSAPIENS

Revised with new introduction
by Gerald B. Lorentz.
423 pages, $18.95
file under: Misanthropology

Apop Records (US ONLY)
or 
Underworld Amusements (US ONLY)
or
Amazon.com (US / International)
or
Amazon.co.uk (UK/International)

“We live under the sword of Damocles with each moment tenuously and precariously hanging by the thread of uncertainty. 
What does it profit a man to sweat and groan for a future that may terminate in the atomic rubble of the next moment? 
Why build a brave new world atop an active volcano?”
- Gerald B. Lorentz

In 2007, Gerald B. Lorentz was 91 years old and had retired to Hawaii with his wife. He’d lived a full life travelling the world, running various businesses and devoting himself to the study of history and the animal known by science as homo sapiens. At five years of age he began to question Santa Claus, and found the stories to be bunk. From there he had an incessant drive to dissect not only the mechanics of the physical world, but the mechanics of human society.

Born in 1915, he would see massive shifts in society, and live through some of the most devastating and technologically astounding events. His keen sense of reason time and again lead him to a conclusion that man was not “wise” at all as the binomial nomenclature would have us believe. The near totality of the human was just as vicious, cunning and brutish as any other animal. His youthful skepticism of the traditional holiday myths developed into something harder. He writes, “History clearly proves that man is a plunderer, a killer, and a hypocrite. He cannot face the reality of his own despicable nature. Even when he kills he fancies that he performs a service to God or country. Capitalism satisfies all the predatory instincts natural to man in the economic purlieu; that is, satisfies his need to plunder, prey, defend; and to mask his predations with euphemisms and hypocorisms…” 

He spent time in London, Paris, Moscow, Istanbul, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, etc., and his position as radio/electronics officer left him with 90% of his time to study, reflect and dissect. In 1985 this life experience and mental conflagration culminated in the first edition of this, his magnum opus. In it he spells out and elaborates on his unorthodox and social Darwinian view of man. 

He devastatingly tackles the major human affairs one by one. His dedication is to truth with no consideration for phony morals and political correctness that cause many with socially heretical thoughts to remain quiet. Describing the work he said, “The essence of this book is an aversion to ignorance and a craving for unlimited knowledge.” Politics, Economics, Law, Religion, Science, Art and Race each successively come under his mental calipers and pliers. Eventually this culminates into a tearing down of the greatest human myth, that of Free Will.
Lorentz does not stop at mere conclusions, feigning academic disinterest or fearing disapproval, he firmly submits resolutions.

His book was met with little public acclaim, though it did become quite a sought after object by a certain type of thinker. Twenty-two years after publication Lorentz was approached for a new edition of his book, and it was one of the last public pronouncements that he made that his great work would not forever disappear into the nothingness. He died shortly after the agreement was solidified, and now APOP Records and Underworld Amusements have joined to finally republish it revised and with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

It will stand as his vision of the world unvarnished. It is a view that will be rejected as too cynical or outrageous by most, certainly by the 99 44/100% of humans that are indeed unwise. 

Contents
Foreword · 7
Born to Kill · 11
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave · 49
Nonsapiens, Politics, and Economics · 102
Nonsapiens and Law · 155
Nonsapiens and Religion · 197
Nonsapiens, Science, and Art · 262
Nonsapiens and Race · 319
Nonsapiens and Free Will · 389
Prologue · 419

Recent rarities and this week’s live shows! (FIELDED, KILT, INSERVIBLES, HEAD/HEAD)

We’re trying to enjoy the storms and recent cool down, but it’s tough to chill out when we see all these crazy records coming across the ol’ pricing counter. Due to scarcity and/or fanciness, many of these LPs/7”s are being kept behind the desk or on display—no grubbing!—but we want you to access these, we don’t mean to hide! So, after just a few paragraphs, will make you privvy to some of the eye-popping rare and drool-worthy wax that’s currently available for purchase. There are some other things that came in just before this update, too, that isn’t listed below (like original SPKChris and CoseyBruce HaackDennis WilsonKarlheinz StockhausenSun City Girls) but is definitely still in need of fiscal adoption! So, don’t forget to dig through our online shop!

St. Louis Record Show - Saint Louis, MO
This week we’ve several events and shows to tell you about. First up, the ol’ reliable ST. LOUIS RECORD SHOW is happening again this Sunday the 9th from 9 AM  - 3 PM. Deals all over the place for any respectable digger. Ben and Tiffany will be wheelin’-and-dealin’ the Apop slop; bringin’ along some of this here special vinyl we’re talkin’ so  much shit on.  Plus, plenty of Czech pilsners on tap. Beer, records, haggling? Get your hungover ass to Mars, already.
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And, we’re now co-sponsoring Mangia’s VINYL FIGHT, an open spin night in which you  bring your records and you be the DJ. Bottom line: you play what you want to hear. And if you bring in your receipt for any Apop purchase over $25, you get a drink on the house and a chance to enter the raffle for an Apop gift certificate for $25!
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Inservibles / Autonomy / Shaved Women / Dumpers

We have two pretty great shows in a row at the shop this week. First, some blackened raw punk from Mexico INSERVIBLES. Shaved Women, Carbondale’s melodic post-punk outfit Autonomy and the neo-weird, surprise hit of the Summer, Lumpy and The Dumpers, all provide support. That’s Tuesday the 11th!

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KILT / FIELDED / HEAD/HEAD / KINGSTON FAMILY SINGERS /

Then, the very next night, the 12th, we are very pleased to present you a night with converging tours of light and dark. Two levels of sounds: appropriately headlining the dark, dungeon, is KILT with their Hellfire Tour. Kilt is an industrial improvisational group featuring weathered professionals (Bob Bellerue, Raven Chacon, and Sandor Finta). Support comes from Belleville’s Kingston Family Singers.

Upstairs, two women of mystical means and electronic charms for miles. The ever impressive FIELDED (Ga’an’s Lindsay Powell) and San Fran’s HEAD/HEAD. Support comes from our own enchantress miss Larva. Powerful voices and song crafting, intense live performances all around.

That’s 9 pm at Apop on Wednesday Sept the 12th. Hope to see you there!

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That about wraps up this upcoming weeks’ happ’nin’s, however, don’t forget that RENE HELL (Type, Bathetic, Arbor, ol’ Jeffy poo!) is coming back to massagingly destroy us all on the 27th, (if he doesn’t get all ‘shroomed out this time, dang!) and that we’re sponsoring the R STEVIE MOORE / PURLING HISS gig on the 30th at Off Broadway. (We’ll be giving tix away for this, so stay tuned!)

And if you find yourself in South City this Monday night, our very own Gabe and pal Mark (of Apop Movie Night curation) will be debuting their new glam / power pop / rnr band BAD DATES at CBGBs! GET READY, STOMPERS!

 As always, a big hug from us to y’all for signing onto this letter and for keepin’ up with all we have to offer. We hope our love is requited!

Alright, you’ve made it! Here comes the list o’ joy!
Hugs’ndrugs,

Apop

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Tashi Plays Messiaen

Quartet for the End of Time (Peter Serkin, Fred Sherry, Ida Kavafian, Richard Stoltzman, Olivier Messiaen, Tashi)

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

rca

LP Record

$19.99

Lester Young Count Basie

Lester Young Memorial Album

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Epic

LP Record

$15.00

Oscar Peterson Trio

Live From Chicago (12 inch vinyl lp)

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Verve

LP Record

$16.00

Melvins / Guv’ner

Porn 2

Used but in great shape over all. Sleeve has some ring wear and crinkling. Vinyl is clean with only mionr surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Amphetamine Reptile

7” Record

$15.99

Smog

Look Now

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Drag City

7” Record

$15.00

Cherubs

Carjack Fairy/Daisy Poser

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Clear Vinyl. Each copy has unique wallpaper sleeve. Number 32/100

Trance Syndicate

7” Record

$20.00

The Ex / Brader Mûsîkî ‎

6.2

Sleeve is clean and bright though the top seam is coming unglued. Vinyl is clean with only minor surface scuffing. Includes booklet and inserts.

Ex Records

7” Record

$17.99

Cash, Johnny

Now Heres Johnny Cash [Vinyl]

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Get Back

LP Record

$16.99

Bill Horwitz

Lies, Lies Lies

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge and ring wear. Slight discoloration. Stamps on front and back. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes 3 ESP Disk related inserts.

ESP Disk

LP Record

$19.99

Black Flag

Nervous Breakdown

Used but in great shape. Sleeve has some light ring wear. light creasing and small stain on top front section of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play. All in all a great copy of a classic record.

SST

7” Record

$50.00

Guitar Wolf

Wolf Rock!

1GONE. Vinyl has light surface wear that does not affect play. Sleeve has light creasing/edgewear.

Goner

LP Record

$29.99

Milk n’ Cookies

Live at the Whiskey 1977

TWO UNRELEASED SHOWS FROM THE WHISKEY IN 1977 BY MILK N COOKIES WHEN THEY OPENED FOR THE RAMONES!!! RODNEY BINGENHEIMER INTRODUCES THEM TOO!!! SO COOL!!!!250 cassettes pressed and numbered!

Burger Records

Cassette

$14.00

Dropkick Murphys

Tattoos And Scally Caps

Sleeve and vinyl are clean. Red Vinyl

GMM

LP Record

$19.99

Dropkick Murphys

Fire and Ice

Sleeve is clean and bright. Slight bend in two corners and light ring wear.2 small stains on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Cyclone Records

7” Record

$90.00

Dropkick Murphys / Bruisers

Split

Sleeve and vinyl are clean.

Pogostick Records

7” Record

$34.99

The Bruisers

Intimidation

Sleeve is in great shape. Small tear at top of sleeve and sticker residue. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play. Clear red vinyl.

Patriot Records

7” Record

$45.00

Gang Green

Sold Out

Second pressing on green vinyl with green sleeve. Sleeve is clean though has some edge wear and creasing. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play. Includes Two TAANG advertisements for upcoming releases and a trade list.

TAANG!

7” Record

$55.00

Hewhocorrupts

Microeconomics Rejected Test Press

Generic Sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Gilead Media

7” Record

$15.00

NAKED RAYGUN

VANILLA BLUE 7 INCH (7 VINYL 45) US SANDPOUNDER 1987

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Light stain on b side label. includes insert.

SANDPOUNDER

7” Record

$9.99

Blitz

Solar / Husk

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Minor edge and ring wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Future Records

7” Record

$11.99

Blitz

Never Surrender / Razors in The Night

Sleeve is in great shape with strong edges and corners. Slight discoloration and edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

No Future Records

7” Record

$19.99

The Clash

Straight to Hell / Should I Stay or Should I Go

Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Comes in generic heavy plastic clear sleeve.

CBS records

7” Record

$12.99

Charles Bronson / Unanswered

Split

Sleeve and vinyl are clean. Vinyl has minor surface scuffing that does not effect play. Second or Third pressing with standard fold over sleeve on black vinyl.

Track Star Records

7” Record

$13.99

Blitz

New Age / Fatigue

Sleeve and vinyl are clean. Sleeve has very light edge wear and discoloration. Vinyl has light surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Future Records

7” Record

$30.00

Cock Sparrer

England Belongs To Me

Sleeve and vinyl are clean. Vinyl has minor surface scuffing that does not affect play. Second press from 1982.

Carrere

7” Record

$35.00

Inhuman Conditions

Secrets

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes insert.

Amok Records

LP Record

$13.99

Damage Digital

Moss

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge wear. Slight rounding in corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Self Released

LP Record

$12.99

Fetch The Rope

Klansmen

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. slight creasing along the edges. light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Klan Records

LP Record

$90.00

Skrewdriver

White Rider

Sleeve is clean and bright with no scuffs or marks that effect play. light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. No Insert.

Rock O Rama

LP Record

$80.00

Grinning Death’s Head

No Afterlife

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge wear and discoloration to the back of the sleeve. Inner sleeve has small split in bottom seam. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. White vinyl.

Youth Attack

LP Record

$20.00

Get Up Kids

Four Minute Mile [Vinyl]

Sleeve is clean and bright with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Light edge wear. Includes original inner sleeve in great shape. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Translucent blue vinyl

Doghouse Records

LP Record

$40.00

Botch

American Nervoso

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge wear. Slight rounding in lower corner. includes original inner sleeve. Sticker on inner sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Hyrda Head

LP Record

$60.00

Grief

Dismal

Sleeve Is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge and ring wear. Slight bending in corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Clear Yellow vinyl. Number 257/1000 First Press

Grievance Records

LP Record

$75.00

Parasites

Rat Ass Pie

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge wear. Some staining on the back of the sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Go Kart Records

LP Record

$18.00

V/A

I Cant Believe Its Not Water!

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play Blue marble vinyl. Includes insert.

Just Add Water

LP Record

$19.99

Brutal Attack

Stronger Than Before

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge and ring wear. Slight discoloration. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Rock O Rama

LP Record

$70.00

Shake Those Chains Rattle Those Cages

Shake Those Chains

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Sterile

LP Record

$24.00

You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath

Ache

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp corners. light edge and ring wear. Very light discoloration. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. No insert.

Self Immolation

LP Record

$100.00

CHRON GEN

CHRONIC GENERATION LP (VINYL) UK SECRET 1982

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Light edge wear. slight creasing at bottom corner. 2 price stickers on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Does NOT include 7”

SECRET

LP Record

$18.00

The Partisans

The Time Was Right

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge wear and creasing. Price sticker and small stain on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play. Includes original inner sleeve though the top seam has come unglued.

Cloak & Dagger Records

LP Record

$35.00

John Cage / David Tudor

Indeterminacy: New Aspect Of Form In Instrumental And Electronic Music

Box is clean and bright with strong corners and edges. Light discoloration. Top and bottom edges are torn from the spine. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original booklet.

Folkways Records

2x LP Record

$80.00

In Disgust

Reality Choke

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes insert. clear vinyl

16OH

10” Record

$35.00

Infa-Riot

Still Out of Order

1982 Secret. Vinyl is VG+, clean but with low-level surface noise throughout play. Sleeve has basic wear, bumped corners, some creasing, few chipped edges. Sticker OFC.

Secret

LP Record

$14.99

Springsteen, Bruce

Devils & Dust

Used but in great shape! Double LP. 2005 Columbia / Sony. Vinyl is VG+, clean with some light radial surface scuffs. Original inner liners. Sleeve has light corner fray, basic light shelf wear.

Columbia / Sony

LP Record

$99.99

LEE MORGAN

The Sidewinder

Blue Note, Stereo, BST 84157, 1963. with New York labels. Vinyl is VG+ with some light surface noise, otherwise sound is bright. Sleeve is VG with some pronounced rubbing, edge chipping, tanning, ringwear.

BLUE NOTE

LP Record

$16.99

Leonard Bernstein

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2.

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light edge wear. 2 inch seam split in top seam. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Columbia

LP Record

$18.00

Fleetwood Mac / Peter Green’s [Performer]

The Original Fleetwood Mac

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Slight edge wear. Sticker on back. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. CBS – 63875, CBS – S 63875

Sire Records

LP Record

$25.00

USTAD VILAYAT KHAN

GURU (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK LP, 1969)

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge and ring wear. Slight discoloration. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

RCA VICTOR

LP Record

$24.99

LES BAXTER

ports of pleasure LP

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Top seam is split about 3 inches. minor edge wear and discoloration. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that may produce background noise during play.

CAPITOL

LP Record

$20.00

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol. 2

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light edge wear with some discoloration. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Verve

LP Record

$20.00

Darkest Hour

So Sedated So Secure

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original insert. number 38/750

Victory Records

LP Record

$40.00

Evergreen Terrace

Burned Alive By Time

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Clear orange vinyl. number 33/205

Mind Over Matter Records

LP Record

$15.00

Hoods

The King Is Dead

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. light creasing along the spine. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Clear vinyl with red splatter.

Twelve Gauge Records

LP Record

$20.00

THE VENTURES; THE VENTURES [Performer]

THE VENTURES A GO-GO

MONO Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge and ring wear. bottom of spine slightly smushed in. Vinyl is clean and shiny with light surface scuffing that does not effect play. BLP-2037

DOLTON

LP Record

$17.00

Various Artists

Disco Not Disco 2 [Vinyl]

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. has some edge wear and creasing along the edges. Slight chipping along edges. Vinyl has some surface scuffing that may produce background noise during play.

Strut

LP Record

$23.00

Autechre

Incunabula

Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. Light edge wear. Slight discoloration. price sticker on front. Vinyl is clean and shiny with some minor surface scuffing that may produce background noise during play. Price stickers on center labels.

Warp Records

2x LP Record

$60.00

ELECTRONIC CONCEPT ORCHESTRA

moog groove LP

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. minor edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

LIMELIGHT

LP Record

$14.99

Doc Wor Mirran

Severe Pig

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Slight edge wear. Price sticker on back. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor scuffing. Includes insert.

RRRecords/Empty

LP Record

$20.00

Damita Jo

This Ones For Me

Vinyl has light surface noise. Sleeve is clean with some corner wear and fading near the top seam.

Mercury Wing

LP Record

$15.00

Tadashi Mori (Conductor)

Ondine

Time Records 52058. Vinyl is a strong VG+ with light surface wear that does not affect play. Sleeve is crisp with light corner wear and a 1” tear in glossy finish near the middle of sleeve opening. Sharp looking VG+/VG+ overall.

TIME

LP Record

$55.00

MEN

Herminutics

Autistic/Snat5 2001. Vinyl has light surface wear that does not affect play except for several tiny spots of surface noise. Sleeve has light edgewear and corner fray, partially split top and bottom seams. Hole punched bottom left.

Autistic Records / Snat5

LP Record

$80.00

Die Atlantikschwimmer

Die Atlantikschwimmer

ZZ 215. Vinyl is strong VG+ with light surface wear that does not affect play. Sleeve has light edgewear with a small tear on top seam and a 1” tear OFC top right. Light fray on bottom corners.

Zickzack

LP Record

$45.00

Will Montgomery / Robert Curvengen

Heygate / Looking For Narratives on Small Islands

Heygate is too good a musical piece to fall into my sloppy definition of sound art. The work meanders over a 20 minute duration, but its gently arcing movements don’t feel aimless. A comfortable predictability that starts to form by the eight-minute mark is then disrupted by the start and stop of electrified noise, not unlike the kind Joe Colley has unleashed in his work. The piece eventually eases back into sweeping drones whose luminescence reveal just enough restraint in the processing department.The Transparence sessions that make up Looking for Narratives… are pocked with the sounds of field recordings, guitar feedback and industrial fans. Like in Heygate, the individual sound or instrument disappears in the grandness of history, meaning, encryption and origin. Fortunately, a balance is struck in these works between a complexity in their concepts and a purity in their form, that meet in the middle to make music that has genuine perspective.”-Adrian Dziewanski, Dusted Reviews

Winds Measure

LP Record

$22.00

Pierre Boulez [Composer]; Giacinto Scelsi [Composer]; Earl Brown [Composer]; Quatour Parrenin [Performer]; New York String Quartet [Performer];

Boulez:Livre Pour Quartet 1.2.& 5 / Scelsi Quartet # 4 / Brown:String Quartet

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light edge and ring wear. Some discoloration. Writing on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Mainstream

LP Record

$21.00

Smashing Pumpkins

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness [Import] Limited Edition 3 Record

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light creasing along edges. light wear at corners that has caused some chipping. Made in England sticker on back. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Though there may be background noise during quiet passages. Includes original booklet. Record is in great shape over all. Number 14213

Hut Recordings

3x LP Record

$360.00

Wolf Eyes / Panicsville

Stabbed In The Face

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Nihilist

LP Record

$12.00

Twins

The Other Side Of

Sleeve is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. light wear at corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Synth Series

LP Record

$16.00

Om / Dom Um Romao

Om With Dom Um Romao

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light edge wear. Staining on front of sleeve. small notch out of spine. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

ECM

LP Record

$19.99

John Pfeiffer

Electronomusic: 9 Images

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Slight edge and ring wear. Writing on back, sticker on front. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Rca Victrola

LP Record

$22.00

Toshiro Mayuzumi [Composer]; Iwamoto Mari String Quartet [Orchestra]; Jun Date [Piano]; Yoko Hayashi [Violin]; Yasukazu Uemura [Flute]; Hiroshi Uchiyama [Clarinet]; Seizo Suzuki [Oboe]; Kaoru Chiba [Trumpet];

Japanese Classical: Toshiro Mayuzumi: Divertissement pour 10 Instructments. Prelude for String Quartet. Iwamoto Mari String Quartet. Vinyl.

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light edge and ring wear. sticker residue on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

King Stereo

LP Record

$40.00

Haunted Castle / Grey Skull

Split

Sleeve is clean and bright. Cobwebs and plastic spider are in great shape. Looks brand new overall. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. NO CDR

Not Not Fun

10” Record

$18.99

TROUM

autopoiesis LP

Sleeve is clear plastic with liner notes printed on it. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Picture disc.

SMALLVOICES

LP Record

$20.00

Oxes

Oxes / Arab On Radar Split

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.This 10” was released under the guise of it being a split between the bands Oxes & Arab On Radar. Shortly after it’s release it was found out that it was Oxes playing on both sides and Arab On Radar had nothing to do with this release. The B side was just Oxes imitating what Arab On Radar sounded like at the time.To avoid a lawsuit, Arab On Radar agreed to let them keep the release in print (they thought it was a pretty ingenious prank) as long as they had a sticker on the front cover that said “100% Oxes”

Wantage

10” Record

$7.99

Tards

Im Just Like You

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Sympathy For The Record Industry

8” Record

$11.99

S.O.U.L.

What Is It [Vinyl]

MS 3195. Vinyl is clean with light surface noise in several spots. Sleeve has several small stains on back cover and light ringwear, and a partially split bottom seam.

Beat Goes Public Bgp

$125.00

The Beatles

Meet the Beatles (Mono, 2nd Press)

Capitol T 2047 with black label, colorband, ASCAP after every track except “I want to hold your hand (BMI).” Vinyl has light surface noise throughout. Sleeve has some ringwear, fading and edgewear, and side seam is almost completely split. Small staple in top left corner.

Capitol

LP Record

$25.00

SOUL / S.O.U.L.

Can You Feel It?

MS 3230. Vinyl has light surface noise throughout. Sleeve has ringwear, edgewear and corner fray. Blue ballpoint signature/short message on front cover.

Musicor

LP Record

$25.00

SAM COOKE [Performer]

SHAKE—A CHANGE IS GONNA COME—-SAM COOKE LP

MONO Sleeve is clean and bright with strong edges and corners. some chipping along spine. sticker and small tear on back of sleeve. Vinyl has some minor surface scuffing that may create background noise during play but is in over all good shape.

RCA VICTOR

LP Record

$24.99

Orchid

Chaos Is Me

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. slight bending at corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original insert.

Ebullition

LP Record

$24.99

The Black Heart Procession

The Black Heart Procession

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Lower corner is slightly bent and smushed in. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Headhunter Records

LP Record

$29.99

Jimmy Eat World

Clarity [Vinyl]

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original insert.

Big Wheel Recreation

LP Record

$89.99

His Hero Is Gone

15 Counts of Arson [Vinyl]

Red Vinyl Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. slight creasing and bending in lower corner. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original insert.

Prank Records

LP Record

$29.99

Ravenous

Assembled In Blasphemy

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Edge and ring wear. light creasing along spine. slight rounding of lower corner. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

hammerheart records

LP Record

$19.99

Fog

The Eyes Of Night… Winged They Come

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. very light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Ordealis Records

LP Record

$29.99

Moog Synthesizer

THE COPPER PLATED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - PLUGGED IN POP

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. very light edge wear and discoloration along spine. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Command

LP Record

$14.99

JOE FARRELL; Performer-STANLEY CLARKE + JACK DeJOHNETTE JOE FARRELL + HERBIE HANCOCK

Moon Germs

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Light edge and ring wear. notch taken out of bottom of sleeve. Gatefold stuck together and some tearing has occurred due to this. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

CTI

LP Record

$19.99

V/A

Introspection, Neglected Jazz Figures of the 1950s and Early 1960s

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Light edge wear sticker residue on front. Tape on spine. writing on front and inside gatefold. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

New World Records

LP Record

$19.99

Ernst Fuchs & Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss ‎

Aphrica

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Light edge wear and creasing along edges. Sticker residue on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

Inteam GmbH

LP Record

$13.99

Cows

The Missing Letter Is You [Vinyl]

Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Comes in Generic heavy plastic sleeve.

Thick Records

10” Record

$14.00

7 Year Bitch

Miss Understood

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Mans Ruin Records

7” Record

$20.00

7 Shot Screamers

7 Shot Screamers

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

7 Shot Screamers

7” Record

$29.99
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Lovely Little Girls at Apop Records, St. Louis 6/08

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Lovely Little Girls at Apop Records, St. Louis 6/08

Punk and Metal: Recent Arrivals 8/22/12

Hey hey, y’all!

This week’s update features some good groupings of OG punk and metal vinyls. Gently partied wax from Bauhaus, Joy Division, Dark Throne, as well as a healthy smattering of VG++ issues of collectible metal/post-metally jams offa Hydrahead and Robotic Empire. Shit like funny colored, limited splits with Jesu, ya know? You know.

Otherwise, on the fresh and new tip, we got them GUN CLUB reish, the LOST SOUNDS collection, several bullying titles from PROFOUND LORE,  the new OM—a title Salyers is currently holding the defense for despite Moroni and Minx’s hateratin’—and the long awaited vinyl from the awareness collective MAXIMUM EFFORT.

Also, we have a very limited amount of cassettes from the trans-Mid-Western supergroup VOIGHT-KAMPFF, which are likely to sell out at the release show this Saturday:

NÜ SENSAE (Vancouver, BC)/ PSYCHIC BLOOD (MA) w/VOIGHT-KAMPFF, SHAVED WOMEN & THE FUNS

9PM / Enforced donation / Radness recommended

at Apop Records 8/25!

The list is below. Dig in, creep out, fuck off!

heart2heart,
Apop

Christian Mistress

Agony & Opium

In the Olympia, WA, music scene, punk and indie rock have long ruled the day, and the state capital has yet to make a relevant contribution to heavy metal. That changes August 2010 with the release of Christian Mistress’s debut LP Agony & Opium.In 2009, Christian Mistress released a four-song demo cassette, which quickly went on to move several hundred copies worldwide. The demo attracted the attention and praise of several underground luminaries and lovers of classic metal including infamous illustrator Dennis Dread, Ajna Offensive curator Tyler Davis and outspoken Darkthrone mastermind Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, who has repeatedly name-dropped the band in recent interviews. A two track 7-inch EP was subsequently released, further garnering the band underground accolades across the world.Hardly another throwback or mere tribute band, Christian Mistress plays music rooted firmly in the present with a respectable and dignified grasp of retrospect. On Agony & Opium the band unleashes six ripping tracks of precision-crafted American heavy metal that sets the bar for the modern classic sound that doesn’t simply ride the lightning of past scene glories and aesthetics, but brings new fresh ideas to the genre musically and lyrically. The shredding dual guitar-lead trade-offs, performed with the utmost class, never lose sight of memorable songcraft. Anchored by a tight, driving rhythm section and the raw and throaty, instantly memorable vocals of Christine Davis, the Christian Mistress sound is immediately familiar and yet sounds like no other heavy metal band currently working.As the members of Christian Mistress have been friends with 20 Buck Spin for some time, it was all too obvious that Olympia’s only heavy metal band would eventually join forces with the small city’s only metal label. Agony & Opium delivers the goods in a way few debut LPs have in recent memory. The band will take the show on the road throughout the rest of 2010 and into 2011.”They play heavy metal the old way, the exact way we enjoy it ourselves.” —Fenriz, Darkthrone (from Stereogum interview

20 Buck Spin

LP Record

$15.99

Watery Love

Die With Dignity / Leave Me Alone

Another two shots of bilious commentary courtesy of Philadelphia’s best band at the moment. The A-side is penned by Richard Charles; a litany of condescending, sneering lyrics behind the roar of what sounds like the gear shaft of a Kensington garbage truck being stripped out and blazing a path of fire down Girard Ave. You know, the kind of good timey tunage you can only light up somewhere between Mecht Mensh & Iron Cross. The flip is an interpretation of a song written by Louis Allan Reed. But Watery Love’s cover eschews all manner of hip, uptown vibrato found on the original, preferring to accessorize their stud w/the leather & switchblade swagger needed in a sketchy, downtown milieu. You know, the kind of controlled lunacy you can only sniff out somewhere between John Cale & Chain Gang. Thick black vinyl pressing housed in a sweet high gloss sleeve. One time edition of 330

Siltbreeze Records

7” Record

$9.99

Pink Reason

Desperate Living EP

PINK REASON is back with a raging slab of dark, desperate hardcore. The introduction of a full band lineup and studio recording makes this the first record of it’s kind by Pink Reason and the band’s first new record in over a year. Expanding upon territory first covered on their ‘Borrowed Time’ single (Fashionable Idiots), the band has unleashed their most aggressive release to date with a sound reminiscent of early Husker Du, The Wipers and perhaps a hint of Totalitar. The B-side features a cover of ‘Your Girlfriend’ by Columbus legends V3.

Almost Ready

7” Record

$7.99

Wire

Kidney Bingos

Restless 72245-0. Vinyl has light surface wear that does not affect play. Sleeve has light edgewear and corner bumping, 1.5” split center top, and the same about to develop on the spine. Strong VG+/VG overall.

Restless Records

LP Record

$6.00

Pist ‘n’ Broke

20 Years Strong

Brand new picture disc LP. Limited to 500 copies.

Randale

LP Record

$15.00

Shakes / Lindseys

Shakes / Lindseys D.H.O. Split 7

Sorry Dad, No Regrets, No Remembers.

Shakes / Lindseys

7” Record

$5.00

Lindseys

Trauma Quean

Fresh meat from Seattle! Highly recommended. Includes download code.

GGV ZLA

7” Record

$5.00

Clockcleaner

Nevermind

Fan Death Records is proud to bring you Clockcleaner’s legendary first LP, Nevermind, receiving its first vinyl release. Allegedly written while singer/guitarist John Sharkey was suffering from a weeks-long case of bilateral amnesia, Nevermind shocked those listeners lucky enough to hear it with its acidic, misanthropic noise-rock spew. Live, Clockcleaner took an uncompromising approach towards alienating audiences, bands, and venues, leading a local alt-weekly to crown them “the most hated band in Philadelphia” in a cover story. While more sensitive types bristled at tracks called “Interview w/ a Black Man” and “Gentle Swastika” (among others), those who were able to stand through their seizure-inducing live shows and vulgar display of reverb found that this band actually wrote songs. Darkly humorous songs with an attitude corrosive enough to melt the mustache off a Northern Liberties Man Man fan. After you’ve come to know and love Babylon Rules and Auf Wiedersehen, you’d be doing yourself a favor by coming back to where it all began.

Fan Death

LP Record

$14.00

Lumpy and The Dumpers

Demo 2012

PUNKEST PUNK DEMO from St Louis’ PUNKEST PUNK. 1 dollar per song: Eel Goo, Face the Meat, Future. 1-2-FUCK-YOU!

Lumpy

Cassette

$3.00

Bauhaus

The Singles (1981-1983)

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Some rubbing to the gold embossing. light edge wear. Vinyl is shiny and clean with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes insert.

Beggers Banquet

LP Record

$15.99

BAUHAUS

BAUHAUS / 4AD EP

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. very light edge and ring wear. Vinyl is shiny and clean with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Black vinyl.

4AD

LP Record

$19.99

BAUHAUS

SKYS GONE OUT LP (VINYL) UK BEGGARS BANQUET 1982

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Light edge and and ring wear. Discoloration on back of sleeve. Vinyl is shiny and clean with no scuffs or marks that effect play. includes original inner sleeve.

BEGGARS BANQUET

LP Record

$15.99

Joy Division

Shes Lost Control / Atmosphere - Joy Division - UK Import [12 Maxi Single]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. light edge and ring wear. Slight yellowing of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and bright with no scuffs or marks that effect play. U.S. Pressing L•2473 Run out etching. Black Vinyl.

Factory FACUS 2

12” Record

$22.99

The Birthday Party

The Bad Seed

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edge ans corners. light edge wear and creasing. 2 corners starting to round. Price sticker on front. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

4AD

12” Record

$20.00

ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE

WE ARE THE LEAGUE LP (VINYL) UK ID 1985

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. light creasing along edges upper corner lightly bent. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

WXYZ

LP Record

$19.99

The Clash

The Clash: Black Market Clash 10

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. very light edge and ring wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Epic 4E 36846

Drastic Plastic

10” Record

$12.00

Nature Boys

Nature Boys

Rippin punk from KC. Used but in great shape. Jacket has some minor creasing around edges and a small split top center. Record has a few small surface marks but plays fine.

San Huevos

LP Record

$7.99

Realicide

Lethal Gabber Smackdown

Original artwork and packaging. Overall in great shape.

Green

Cassette

$4.00

Realicide / Piasa

Split Tape

Limited to 100 copies. All original packaging. Overall in great shape.

Detournemont

Cassette

$3.99

The Conversions

Live and Loud

Limited to 100 copies. Original case. Overall in great shape.

self

Cassette

$4.00

Big Nurse

Who Wants to Kill the President

Record and sleeve in great shape. Some minor surface marks on vinyl, very light wear on sleeve.

High-Density Headache

7” Record

$4.99

Mons Wolff / Canyons

Split 7

White vinyl. Used but like new. Minimal wear on jacket and record. Includes original insert.

Mayfly

7” Record

$2.99

Alert! Alert!

First Aid

Used but looks great. Minimal wear on sleeve or red vinyl.

Cassette Kill

7” Record

$3.99

Modern Life is War

Modern Life is War

Used but like new. Minimal wear on jacket and record. Includes original insert.

Lifeline

7” Record

$3.99

Permanent

Sleeping

Yellow vinyl. Used but like new. No bends or creases on jacket. Minimal surface wear on record.

Rise and Fall

7” Record

$3.99

Ghost Towns / Lautrec

Split 7

Red/white cover, green vinyl. Used but in great shape. Faintest hint of ringwear/rubbing on sleeve. Original inserts. Minimal surface wear on record.

Guesthouse

7” Record

$3.99

FKS / Hewhocorrupts

Split 7

Used but like new. No creases or bends on jacket. Minimal surface wear on record.

First Blood Family

7” Record

$4.99

The New Flesh

Dog b/w Memory Scrap

Used but in great shape. No bends or creases on jacket. Minimal surface wear on record. Original insert.

Human Conduct / Terra Firma

7” Record

$3.99

Needles

Twisted Vision

Used but in great shape. Screened cover has no bends or creases. Minimal surface wear on record that does not affect play.

Lengua Armada

7” Record

$9.99

Pressvre

Beasts

Used but in great shape. No bends or creases in jacket. Record has minimal surface wear. Red/Black vinyl.

Burn Bridges

7” Record

$4.99

Realicide / Capital Hemorrhage

Split EP

Sleeve looks new. Record has minor surfacewear throughout, but plays fine. Original insert.

Realicide Youth / Outfall Channel

7” Record

$4.00

Sadaharu

Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot

Used but like new. Very close to NM.

Impose

7” Record

$4.00

Limbs Bin

Familiar Combatants 2008-2010

Case is cracked at hinge but intact. Overall in great shape.

Tickled Meat

Cassette

$4.00

Realicide

Byproduct of my Life

All original packaging. Overall, in great shape.

Spacelessjam

Audio Cassette

$6.00

Men as Witches

Demo 2010

2011 Reissue. Original case. In great shape.

self

Cassette

$4.00

Ultra Dolphins

Mar [Vinyl]

Vinyl is clear w/red smoke. Used but pretty much like new, very close to NM.

Robotic Empire

LP Record

$8.99

Usa Is a Monster

Sunset at the End of the Industrial Age [Vinyl]

Used but in great shape. Jacket is close to NM. Record has a few minor surface marks, nothing that affects play.

Load Records

LP Record

$8.99

Fat Worm of Error

Pregnant Babies Pregnant With Pregnant Babies [Vinyl]

Used but in great shape. Jacket has a minor crease but is otherwise close to NM. Record has some minor surface marks, but nothing that affects play.

Load Records

LP Record

$8.99

Realicide

Resisting the Viral Self

Used but in great shape. Very minor corner/edgewear and minor surfacewear on record that does not affect play.

Realicide Youth

LP Record

$10.99

Vagtazo Haloitkevek

Hello, Universe! / Get It Out, For Gods Sake!

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Alternative Tentacle

7” Record

$14.00

Burned Up Bled Dry

Kill The Body…Kill The Soul…

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Dissonant Sound Industries

7” Record

$2.00

Agalloch

Marrow Of The Spirit

PICTURE-DISC DOUBLE-LP VERSION, LIMITED TO 250 COPIES!!! Pacific Northwest dark metal band Agalloch is an entity like no other in the metal scene. Building on a foundation of black metal and neo-folk with lyrics exploring heathen lore, they add influences from post-rock, noise, experimental and ambient music for something distinctly their own. Over the course of their fifteen-year existence, they have released three full-length albums, a handful of EPs, and amassed one of the most dedicated followings of diehard fans in the realm of underground extreme metal. The group is fast approaching legend status. Marrow of the Spirit, Agalloch’s fourth album, is the band’s defining statement and the first metal release of the new decade that can truly be considered a masterpiece. Darker, colder and more aggressive than anything they have done in the past, it is their most accomplished work to date. Quite simply, Marrow of the Spirit is Agalloch at the height of their powers.“As atmospheric as it is aggressive, as reliant upon old-school bona fides as on imaginative flourishes, Marrow of the Spirit confirms Agalloch’s place at the frontier of American metal.” —Pitchfork (8.5 rating)

Profound Lore

2 X LP Picture Disc

$42.00

Timmy’s Organism

Raw Sewage Roq

Known predominantly for his work as the frontman of Clone Defects and Human Eye, Timmy Vulgar has spent over a decade being the definition of punk rock. He is also a 2010 Kresge Artist Fellow who was awarded for a “creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines.” For Timmy’s Organism, Vulgar wrangles up a trio of like-minded degenerates and leads them through dismantled punk, space-blues and debris-sodden noise with deft ease.Debut album Rise of the Green Gorillas, released in 2010 on Sacred Bones, was essentially Vulgar solo recordings, but Raw Sewage Roq is the full band pounding the kind of whacked-out, sci-fi-inspired, skuzzy skronk anyone familiar with his oeuvre would expect. Here, Vulgar jettisons most of the avant, jazzy Beefheartian leanings of Human Eye in favor of a direct, straight-ahead approach that owes more to KBD punk, Alice Cooper-style glam and Hawkwind. That said, “straight-ahead” by Vulgar standards is still pretty damned unhinged. You will hate yourself if you sleep on this one!“How can Kurt Vile fans sleep at night knowing that this fucking guy is out there, ruling the universe? Seriously, Timmy Vulgar—punko-futuro from Epileptix, Clone Defects and Human Eye—makes everyone else look like a fucking joke.” —Mitch Cardwell, Maximum Rocknroll

In the Red Records

LP Record

$15.99

Lost Sounds

Lost Lost Demos Sounds Alternate Takes & Unused So

Featuring early and alternate versions from Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout’s epic garage / electro-punk band Lost Sounds, Lost Lost collects songs off the Black Wave and Rats Brains and Microchips albums and their final self-titled EP, as well as ones that never saw proper release. The rare and unheard material ranges from captivating kitchen recordings and acoustic takes to fully realized studio tracks.Covers of garage obscurities like “I Cannot Lie” and originals like “No Count” betray the garage rock sensibilities that Reatard was still shedding during the earlier years of the band, while later recordings show the electropunk and black metal influences that crept into their sound.A great collection from a great band and a couple of great songwriters—maestros of tension without release—Lost Lost will appeal to everyone from garage and punk fanatics to Numanoids and metalheads.

Goner Records

LP Record

$16.99

The Normals

So Bad So Sad

More tracks from the vaults from New Orleans punk pioneers THE NORMALS. Ten studio recordings from 1979, plus an alternate mix of “Almost Ready.” A great companion to last year’s Vacation To Nowhere LP.

Last Laugh Records

LP Record

$20.75

Steel Pole Bath Tub

Unlistenable

Steel Pole Bath Tub put out a bunch of killer records between 1986 and 1996, most of which are long out-of-print. Towards the end of their tenure, SPBT was signed to a major label in the free-for-all signing bonanza of the post-Nirvana years. The second album SPBT recorded in 1996 for their major was deemed “unlistenable” by the suits and went unreleased until 2001, when it came out on CD via Zero to One. So here we are 14 years after the original recording of this incredible record, releasing it on vinyl for the first time. The entire SPBT catalog is great, and is highly recommended to fans of the noise rock released on labels like AmRep and Noiseville, and genre defying bands like Chrome and Melvins, but “Unlistenable” stands out as a stellar document of a weird band at their weirdest, and it’s a damn shame it took this long to finally hear it on wax.

Permenent Records

LP Record

$16.10

Coffins

march of despair

An all new EP from Japanese death metal heavyweights COFFINS. On March of Despair Coffins are firmly established as the underground’s leading purveyors of Neanderthal paced Doomed Death Metal. Previous albums The Other Side Of Blasphemy, Mortuary In Darkness and the classic Buried Death introduced Coffins’ black tar dirge to an audience eager for slowpressive maniac riffs and songs dragged forth like the arms of a lumbering ape with the impact of a huge bulldozer… no escape. 28 minutes of pure sludging hell, including a great cover of the Death/Massacre classic “Corpsegrinder.” Limited quantity available.

hammerheart records

LP Record

$17.99

Odz Manouk

Odz Manouk

A mysterious black metal entity from the Los Angeles area with ties to the infamous Black Twilight Circle of artists, Odz Manouk creates some of the most stunning, mind-warping and unearthly black metal today.With the band’s work previously available only in limited cassette runs, this special Profound Lore release collects their cult self-titled album for the first time ever on the CD format with bonus material. This is the future of raw underground U.S. black metal.

Profound Lore

Audio CD

$15.99

Tukaaria

Raw To The Rapine

A mysterious black metal entity from the Los Angeles area with ties to the infamous Black Twilight Circle of artists, Tukaaria creates some of the most stunning, mind-warping and unearthly black metal today.With the band’s work previously available only in limited cassette runs, this special Profound Lore release collects cult album Raw to the Rapine for the first time ever on the CD format with bonus material. This is the future of raw underground U.S. black metal.

Profound Lore

Audio CD

$17.99

Howling Wind

Of Babalon

Ryan Lipynsky is one of the most accomplished and underrated visionaries in the American extreme music underground. With Thralldom, he helped shape US black metal movement; with Unearthly Trance, he defined a new age of avant-blackened doom by forging one of the scene’s mightiest entities. His more recent venture, The Howling Wind, continues where Thralldom left off, with Lipynsky and collaborator Tim Parasitic (Aldebaran) pushing black metal into even more virulent territories.With their third album, not only do Lipynsky and Parasitic deliver the deadliest Howling Wind release yet, but in this current age where lines have been blurred, they present a fist-in-the-face genuine black metal album that realizes the true essence of the genre. Recorded by Colin Marston in his Thousand Caves studios, embodying unrelenting chaos and spiritual force in its music, lyrics and aesthetic themes, Of Babalon will yet again prove Lipynsky as one of America’s most important underground musicians today.

Profound Lore

Audio CD

$14.99

Evoken

Atra Mors

Formed almost 20 years ago, Evoken are one of the godfathers of epic funeral / death doom metal and among the first American bands to adopt the style, being influenced by the likes of Thergothon, Disembowelment and the early years of Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. Between 1998 and 2007, they released four albums, all considered milestones in the genre.Now, five years since their last full-length, the band triumphantly returns with Atra Mors, their most powerful work yet. In true Evoken tradition, the album is a step forward from its predecessor, adding old school death metal elements and incorporating some of the mellowest, most searing moments in their illustrious repertoire. An atmospheric masterpiece, Atra Mors is a crowning achievement that will once again earn one of America’s doom metal forefathers a rightful place on the throne.

Profound Lore

Audio CD

$14.99

Ash Borer

Cold of Ages

Arcata’s Ash Borer formed several years ago and in just a short time was recognized as one of the most prominent black metal bands from California. With a style of raw black metal that is bleak and atmospheric as well as harsh and searing, the group is aligned with such elite artists as the (now defunct) Weakling, Xasthur and Leviathan, along with the Black Twlight Circle (Volhan, Arizmenda, Dolovotre, etc.) and the Rhinocervs cult (Odz Manouk and Tukaaria). Their first demo, released in 2009, was just a mere glimpse of the coming sonic storm unleashed over the following years: a split EP with Santa Cruz’s Fell Voices, an acclaimed self-titled debut album, and a series of decimating live shows. The band’s new album Cold of Ages finds Ash Borer at the height of their powers, one of the most important acts hailing from the American scene alongside the likes of Negative Plane, Avichi, Inquisition, and the aforementioned Black Twilight Circle and Rhinocervs horde. A darker and much more devastating work than the debut, Cold of Ages is a surging, twisted, primal and sprawling epic and will find its place among the most prominent black metal releases of the year.

Profound Lore

Audio CD

$14.99

Composer-Puffy Areolas

Gentlemans Grip

One of the most pivotal bands currently infecting the Midwest universe, PUFFY AREOLAS are a pummeling ensemble of free jazz skronk, laid mercilessly on top of a proto-punk nuclear waste dump, still throbbing with orgone energy. A Hawkwind cum-Lucifer’s Crank-era Dwarves killing machine that doesn’t stop until no one is left breathing, or god forbid, unimpressed. A sophisticated mess of noisy bursts of animosity and intangible hate-fuck hysteria, that’s as captivating as it is alienating, pushing the boundaries of sanity, each and every performance. Once you tune your brain’s lower end into their freaked-out frequency, you’ll immediately FEEL THE NOIZE, and you’ll quickly see how those gut-churning riffs can peel the paint off the walls better than any crew of Ukranian contractors in this neighborhood, that’s for sure. First edition of 500 copies.

Hozac Records

7” Record

$6.99

ISIS

Oceanic Remixes / Reinterpretations

4 x 12” vinyl. White box has one small spot of dirt on the back, vinyl is sealed and insert is crisp and clean.

Robotic Empire

LP Record

$80.00

Mr. Bungle

Disco Volante

Plain 137. Still sealed. Stickers advertise 180 gram green vinyl and a bonus 7”. #760/1000.

PLAIN

LP Record

$20.00

Maximum Effort

Maximum Effort

UFO-chasing-suit-shredding punk rock. Top secret jams declassified by the DOD in mid 2012. NOYFB.

Problem Solved Industries

LP Record

$15.00

TUSK

Tree of no Return (White Vinyl)

#420/500 on white wax. Vinyl is clean with little perceptible wear. Inner sleeve is crisp, outer sleeve shows the slightest hints of corner wear. A very strong VG+/VG+.

INTERLOPER

LP Record

$18.00

Melt-Banana

Speak Squeak Creak [Vinyl]

AZLP-0004 with original lyrics sheet. Vinyl has light surface wear that does not affect play. Sleeve is crisp and clean except for some very light spine creasing, an old price tag on front and pinholes in the top right and left corners. Very clean copy overall.

A-Zap Records

LP Record

$22.00

Melt-Banana

Cactuses Come in Flocks [Vinyl]

AZLP 0002. Still sealed in original cellophane with two price stickers.

A-Zap Records

LP Record

$15.00

The Barreracudas

New York Honeys

Used but in great shape. Record has no visible defects, slightest hint of ringwear on front of jacket.

Douchemaster

7” Record

$6.00

Nightstick Justice

Mindless Violence

Used but pretty much looks like new. Includes insert.

Way Back When / Even Worse

7” Record

$5.50

Young Offenders

Big Man, Small House

Used but looks brand new.

Deranged

7” Record

$5.99

Hygiene

TV Girl

2nd press. Record and sleeve in great shape.

Dire

7” Record

$5.99

Young Offenders

Young Offenders EP

Black vinyl, in excellent shape.

Parts Unknown

7” Record

$4.49

ANS

Heinous

1-sided 7” with screened B-side on green vinyl. In great shape all around, pretty much NM.

DXOS

7” Record

$5.99

Tristess

Bara RocknRoll EP

Record and sleeve in great shape. Original insert. Old price sticker on front cover.

Kick’n’Punch

7” Record

$4.99

Exit Condition

Bite Down Hard

Original 1988 press on Pusmort. Record and sleeve are close to NM. Black vinyl, no insert.

Pusmort

7” Record

$7.99

End of the World News

1917

Record looks and plays great. A couple small creases on jacket. Has original insert.

Recess

7” Record

$5.99

Meat Mist

Smut

4-Track EP from KC noisemakers. Kindred souls of Shaved Women and the Iowa City DIY crew. Angular, pissed-off hardcore.

XO

LP Record

$10.99

Darkthrone

Plaguewielder

First press on Moonfog. Minor rubbing/edgewear and a small split on top of jacket. Record is close to NM. Original printed inner sleeve.

Moonfog

LP Record

$39.99

Limbonic Art

Chronicles of Limbo 6x Picture Disc Lp Box Set

6 x Picture-disc boxset in great shape. Box has minimal wear and includes poster and insert. None of the records show any surface marks or other signs of play.

Hammerheart

Boxset

$100.00

Triumphator

Wings of Antichrist

Gatefold jacket has minor edgewear but is in great shape overall. Original poster/insert. Record has a few minor surface marks that do not affect play.

Merciless

LP Record

$29.99

Old Funeral

The Older Ones

Used but in great shape! Includes insert, jacket has minimal wear and is still very glossy. Record looks and plays great.

Hammerheart

LP Record

$54.99

Darkthrone

Return to Ultima Thule

White vinyl, numbered 261/315. Minor rubbing/edgewear on jacket, but looks and plays great!

Darkthrone

LP Record

$39.99

Nargaroth

Amarok

Edges of jacket are a little beat up, but overall record is in great shape. LP looks great- few surface marks, if any.

No Colours

LP Record

$39.99

Enslaved

Monumension

Some rubbing and edgewear on jacket. Original printed inner sleeve. Record has a couple minor surface marks, but nothing that affects play.

Osmose Productions

LP Record

$44.99

Weltmacht

The Call to Battle

Record and jacket are in great shape. A couple corners dented on jacket, a couple very minor surface marks, but overall a beautiful copy!

Ma Kahru

LP Record

$40.00

Maniac Butcher

Epitaph

Used but in great shape. Jacket has minor ringwear and original price sticker. A few small surface marks on record, but none that affect play. Original insert.

Pussy God / Death to Mankind

LP Record

$11.99

Warsong

The Caravan EP

Here we go, from the ashes of INSOMNIO and NO ESCAPE comes WARSONG with their second release after their impressive “Ancient times” debut-LP. Five songs: all killer no filler (four original songs plus a Wipers song that hasn’t been covered to death – especially not in Spain). On a good day, this record will make out an instant classic, on a bad day you’ll have to play it twice to discover the depth and richness of this record, but you definitely won’t sell it to anyone else again, because real good records stay forever. If you want to describe the sound of WARSONG, put together a band with a young Clif Hanger (The Freeze) fronting an all star band with the best ingredients from DAG NASTY, ALL, THE WIPERS and the mighty ADOLESCENTS. Your wettest dreams come true, if their subject is pure melodic hardcore-punk in classic 80s style. The more often you play this record the bigger it grows … and it’s damn huge right now. (kalle stille)

Sabotage

12” Record

$15.99

Bi-Marks

The Golden Years

18 blistering tracks of non stop hardcore punk! Once you drop this wax on your turntable you will glue it down for a while. You can’t just listen to one song this is an addictive album that just refuses to stop! The gift that keeps giving…Bi Marks! - Sabotage

Sabotage

LP Record

$15.99

Terrible Feelings

Shadows [Euro Press]

EUROPEAN PRESSING.”The album was recorded at Tambourine Stu­dios in their hometown, in January 2012. Co-producer Erik Sunding spurred them to use more than ten different guitars and amps, a quirky violin bass played over a massive amp from the 70s, old beat up drums, farfisa, hammond, piano and tons of rippling percussion. The outcome is 12 quite different songs, somehow all tied together by a common notion; walking hand in hand towards a bleak future. For those with a weakness for melancholic yet danceable punkrock, this record might just prove to be an essential staple in any collection.” - Sabotage

Sabotage

LP Record

$15.99

Mundo Muerto

Entre El Kaos

***LP WARPED SLIGHTLY FROM SHIPPING, BUT PLAYS FINE!***”The debut lp by California’s mighty MUNDO MUERTO! Retaining the melody of theearlier 7” and 12” eps but with a harder, faster edge this lp is by far MM’sbest material to date. 11 tracks of pure hardcore punk greatness. From the buildup on the first track to the last note this smokes all the way through!!!! TheSpanish vocals only add to the amazingness of this lp and all the “whoa” partswill have you singing along even if you dont speak the language.This is some absolutely raging punk in the Spanish tradition, equally influenced by more melodic bands like Eskorbuto and RIP and the more raw bands. What you get is basic, four-the-floor hardcore with catchy as fuck, whoa-soaked vocals over the top of it. This thing is jam-packed to the hilt with hooks… fans of Vaaska and Peligro Social will dig HARD. Catch the Histeria!!!” - Sabotage Records

Sabotage

LP Record

$13.99

Suicide

Suicide [Vinyl]

Reissue of Suicide’s classic debut album.

Red Star Records

LP Record

$14.99

The Brainstems

Deadbeat Doggerel & Basement Scum

7-track demo CDR from Saint Louis garage-punk newcomers. Energetic drunk punk in the vein of The Gories in great hand-screened cardboard sleeves. These guys emerged seemingly fully-formed at the Useless Eaters show at CBGB’s a couple months back and have been on a rampage ever since. Watch out!

The Brainstems

Audio CD

$5.00

Minch / Breathilizor

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Green vinyl.

Wheelchair Full Of Old Men

7” Record

$3.00

Stymie / Kicking Spit

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Cowabunga Records

7” Record

$3.00

Sin Orden

Brutalidad Juvenil

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Lengua Armada Discos

7” Record

$5.00

Code13

A Part Of America Died Today

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Dark purple vinyl.

Havoc Records

7” Record

$3.00

Iconoclast

Groundlessness Of Belief

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Ebullition

7” Record

$3.00

Zeni Geva

Disgraceland [Vinyl]

Sticker with review of the record on front of sleeve taking up most of the front cover. Vinyl is clean

Alternative Tentacle

7” Record

$4.00

Space Streakings

Taco Beya

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Skin Graft

7” Record

$4.00

Mount Shasta

Nodule [Vinyl]

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Skin Graft Records

7” Record

$7.99

Step On It

Speak For Yorself

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

The Compound

7” Record

$3.00

Sloppy Seconds

I Dont Wanna Be A Homosexual

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Get Hip

7” Record

$5.00

Avon Ladies

Guns and Gold

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Katorga Works

7” Record

$6.00

Teenage Cool Kids

Remember Me As A Silhoutte

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

C and C Music Factory

7” Record

$12.00

The Locust

S/T

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Yellow White marble version. Just Locust on the cover no The.

GSL

7” Record

$5.99

Locust; Arab On Radar

Locust / Arab On Radar

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Green marble puddle shaped vinyl. Small marks on both sides of play surface.

GSL

7” Record

$4.99

Nunslaughter / Goatsodomy

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Hells Headbangers

7” Record

$5.00

Pop 1280 / Hot Guts

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Bad Master Records

7” Record

$5.00

The Imposters

Pool Maintenance

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Secret Records

7” Record

$4.00

Sacred Shock

Sacred Shock

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Schizophrenic Records

7” Record

$4.00

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. On “Mess” colored vinyl

Pass Judgement

7” Record

$4.00

The Retainers

Waste Of Time

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Fashionable Idiots

7” Record

$3.00

AFI / Swingin’ Utters

AFI / Swingin Utters: Bombing the Bay! [Vinyl]

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Second Press

Star Sessions

7” Record

$12.99

V/A

Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - A Music War

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Sleeve has slightly bent lower corner. Vinyl has minor surface scuffing that may create background noise.

Slap a Ham Records

7” Record

$18.00

The Sinks

I Drove The Sinks

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Fashionable Idiots

7” Record

$4.00

Underdog

Underdog

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Clear gold vinyl.

Bridge Nine

7” Record

$12.99

Slave / Mass Sterilization

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Blue Vinyl

Give Praise

7” Record

$4.00

Herds

Herds

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Fashionable Idiots

7” Record

$5.00

Herds

Spring / Katmai

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Deer Healer

7” Record

$5.99

Get Destroyed

Get Destroyed

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

625 Thrash

7” Record

$15.00

Bored Straight

Locked Up E..P.

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Data Control

7” Record

$4.00

U.X. Vileheads

First E.P.

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Deranged Records

7” Record

$7.00

Hjertestop

Åårh Fuck… Det Er HjerteStop !

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Fashionable Idiots

7” Record

$5.00

Morpheme

S/T

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Prank

7” Record

$4.00

Deeps Sleep

Manic Euphoria

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Grave Mistake

7” Record

$4.00

V/A

Barbaric Thrash #5 - SoCal Thrash Demolition

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

625 Thrash

7” Record

$3.00

The Rival Mob

Hardcore For Hardcore

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Purple vinyl.

Six Feet Under Records

7” Record

$17.00

Uzi Suicide / P.L.F.

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

RSR

7” Record

$4.00

Uzi Suicide

Comin At Cha

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

625 Thrash

7” Record

$5.00

Uzi Suicide

Uzi Suicide

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Blue Marble vinyl

625 Thrash

7” Record

$4.00

Uzi Suicide

We Steal Everything

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Pink marble vinyl. Includes insert.

Self

7” Record

$9.99

The Cramps

Eyeball In My Martini

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Vinyl has minor surface scuffing that may create background noise during play. Sticker on front of sleeve.

Big Beat Records

7” Record

$12.99

The Ergs / Lemuria

Split

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Clear Orange vinyl. Seconds press.

Art Of the Underground

7” Record

$7.99

The Ergs

Books About Miles Davis

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Black Vinyl.

Whoa Oh Records

7” Record

$6.00

Netjajev SS

Surfside Anthems Volume 1

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean.

Reprocreate Records

7” Record

$19.99

The Holy Mountain

Wrath

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. White and multi-color marble viny.

NO IDEA RECORDS

7” Record

$7.99

Young Widows; Melt-Banana

Young Widows Split Series Vol. 2 [Vinyl]

TRR152. Sealed in original shrink wrap. Appears brand new. Unsure of vinyl color.

Temporary Residence

7” Record

$10.00

Young Widows; Pelican

Young Widows Split Series Vol. 3 [Vinyl]

TRR153. Sealed in original shrink wrap. Appears brand new. Unsure of vinyl color.

Temporary Residence

7” Record

$10.00

Marc and the Mambas

Black Heart

Rare single from Marc Almond! Some creasing and minor splitting on jacket, but record is overall in great shape.

Some Bizzare

12” Record

$14.99

Noun

Holy Hell

With the band SCREAMING FEMALES, MARISSA PATERNOSTER has been known to shred until her fingers bleed. But with her 5-year-old low-profile solo project NOUN, Marissa dedicates less time to shrieking and soloing, and more to intricate studio work and lower-key instrumentation. Holy Hell, the first official Noun release, incorporates keys, organs, and toned-down guitars and drums. The result is clearly different than Screaming Females: it’s mellower, more melodic, and whereas the Screaming Females’ songwriting process is a three-way discussion, Marissa writes all of the songs for Noun. Similar to Screaming Females, Marissa’s friends are an important part of Noun. Holy Hell features drum work by ANEGELA BOYLAN (CHEEKY), MIRANDA TAYLOR (HUNCHBACK, BLACK WINE, FULL OF FANCY), and JARRETT DOUGHERTY (Screaming Females), plus bass lines by KING MIKE (Screaming Females)

Don Giovanni Records

LP Record

$14.99

Screaming Females

What If Someone Is Watching Their TV?

SCREAMING FEMALES’ second album, previously self-released and only available directly from the band! This record defined their sound and includes show favorites like “Boyfriend,” “Starve The Beat” and “Fun.”

Don Giovanni Records

LP Record

$14.99

Screaming Females

Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth is the first full-length from SCREAMING FEMALES. Recorded by the band in 2006 and originally self-released on CD the same year

Don Giovanni Records

LP Record

$14.99

Noun

Noun

Solo project from MARISSA PATERNOSTER (SCREAMING FEMALES). On this 7” she is joined by MIRANDA TAYLOR from BLACK WINE and HUNCHBACK for four of the best Noun songs to date

Don Giovanni Records

7” Record

$6.99

Screaming Females

What If Someone Is Watching Their TV?

SCREAMING FEMALES’ second album, previously self-released and only available directly from the band! This record defined their sound and includes show favorites like “Boyfriend,” “Starve The Beat” and “Fun.

Don Giovanni Records

Audio CD

$13.99

Screaming Females

Power Move

SCREAMING FEMALES bring the sweaty intensity of basement punk to a new level with their third and most scorching full-length, Power Move. Their urgent vocals, gritty guitar solos, and iron-strong rhythms have garnered the attention of Spin Magazine, Maximumrock’n’roll, and everyone in-between. Power Move has a startlingly original sound that incorporates elements of Hendrix-like jazz-fusion, screamed post-punk vocals, electrically charged basslines, and hypnotic melodies. In a nutshell, it’s indie rock with shredding. Were featured in last Sunday’s New York Times.

Don Giovanni Records

Audio CD

$13.99

Screaming Females

Castle Talk

Last year, SCREAMING FEMALES toured relentlessly in support of their critically acclaimed third album Power Move. Their hard work landed them spots opening for Dinosaur Jr., Throwing Muses, and Jay Reatard, plus dates touring with Arctic Monkeys and the Dead Weather. The year brought them to a wider mainstream consciousness, gaining attention for their punk rock sensibilities and their raucous live shows driven by front woman MARISSA PATERNOSTER’s famed guitar heroics. On their new album, Castle Talk, the trio proves their abilities as more than just a pint-sized guitar shredder. Castle Talk showcases their growth together as a unit, as a band, with some of their most complex and confident songwriting to date.

Don Giovanni Records

Audio CD

$13.99

Screaming Females

Singles

A low-priced CDEP comprising all of SCREAMING FEMALES’ singles and split 7-inch tracks to date! “The Females recently toured with the Dead Weather; no idea how Jack White had the balls to even walk out onstage after Pasternoster was done with it, or how there was still a stage left at all. Call it Guitar Hero: Riot Grrrl. Bow down.”.”—Village Voice

Don Giovanni Records

Audio CD

$11.99

Totally Gay Cop

Totally Gay Cop

Debut 7” from Saint Louis’ noise-wielding, name-calling, under-rated, over-hyphenated, sex-bomb-dropping fuck-ups. There is piss, there is puke, there is broken glass and vile hysteria, all wrapped up in flexed biceps and severely deprived of a good night’s sleep. They have only confused masculinity and a pair of dirty underwear to hide behind, which is to say, they have no place to hide. And so, whereas other male-dominated hardcore is often a product of sexuality being repressed, this recording shows it cornered, taunted, and baited into rage. Chains not included.

Totally Gay Cop

7” Record

$6.00

Mare

Mare [EP]

Clear blue vinyl with white splatter. No visible defects on jacket or vinyl. Pretty much flawless, great copy!

Hydrahead / Translation Loss

12” Record

$27.99

The Sunday Drunks

The Sunday Drunks

Record and jacket both in great shape. Very beginning of a split on top center of jacket.

Dead Beat

LP Record

$5.99

Moistboyz

III

Record looks unplayed. Jacket has a tiny amount of cornerwear on top-right and is otherwise NM. Original inner sleeve.

Ipecac Recordings

LP Record

$39.99

Servotron

No Room For Humans

UK press on One Louder Records. Used but in great shape. Minor ringwear/edgewear on jacket but no splits. Grey vinyl looks great. Original insert.

One Louder

LP Record

$13.99

Wolves in the Throne Room

Two Hunters

2008 Southern Lord. 180 gram, double LP. Record is sealed. Shows some slight external shelf wear.

Southern Lord

LP Record

$50.00

Wolves in the Throne Room

Diadem of 12 Stars [Vinyl]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners.Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Clear green vinyl. Includes original inner sleeves.

Southern Lord

LP Record

$50.00

Song of Zarathustra

Discography Vol 1

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Slight edge wear slightly bent corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play. Picture disc.

Blood Of The Young Records

10” Record

$10.00

Tar

Feel This / Hells Bells

VINYL LIMITED TO 300 QTY with download coupon. TAR. The Chicago 4 piece packed it up after a set at the Lounge Ax in 1995. 17 years later, they’re returning to perform this summer at the PrF BBQ in Chicago. To honor the occasion, Chunklet & Tar are proud to bring you a limited 7” featuring 2 previously unreleased songs - “Feel This” (outtake from the Touch And Go album “Over & Out”) & “Hell’s Bells” (yep, the AC/DC song). Remember, aluminum guitars are the best.

Chunklet Magazine

7” Record

$6.99

Black Dice

Repo [Vinyl]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Light ring wear and discoloration. creasing along edges of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes inserts.

Paw Tracks

LP Record

$11.99

Pere Ubu

Pennsylvania

Sleeve is bright and clean with strong edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes bonus 7” and original insert.

Lilith Records

LP Record

$17.99

Jesu

Lifeline Ep

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and bright with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Gold and black half and half vinyl.

Hydra Head Records

LP Record

$16.00

Pelican

March Into The Sea

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Pink marble vinyl

Hydra Head Records

12” Record

$27.99

Fucked Up

Year Of The Rat [Vinyl]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Ring wear and slight discoloration. upper corner slightly pushed in. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play.

What’s Your Rupture

12” Record

$7.00

RAPEMAN

TWO NUNS AND A PACK [Vinyl]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Light ring wear and a small dent on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that may produce some background noise during play. Includes original inner sleeve.

Touch & Go Reco

LP Record

$14.99

Blood Brothers

Rumors Laid Waste [Vinyl]

Sleeve Is clean with sharp edges and corners. scuffing and ring wear to both front and back of sleeve. This has caused the print to rub away and has produced white spots on the sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original inserts.

Sound Virus

10” Record

$9.99

Charles Bronson

Youth Attack! 10

Sleeve is bright with sharp edges and corners. edge and ring wear. Scuffing to sleeve at top and bottom of front. Small stain on front of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes inserts.

Coalition Records

10” Record

$22.00

Holy Molar

The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth

Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play. Picture disc. Sleeve is clean heavy plastic sleeve.

Youth Attack

10” Record

$7.99

Ulver

A Quick Fix Of Melancholy

Sleeve is bright and clean with strong edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. White vinyl. Hand numbered center label 4/120. Includes printed inner sleeve.

Viva Hate Records

10” Record

$70.00

Ulver

A Quick Fix Of Melancholy

Sleeve is bright and clean with strong edges and corners. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Clear red vinyl. Includes printed inner sleeve.

Viva Hate Records

10” Record

$31.99

Melt-Banana / Three Studies For A Crucifixion

Melt-Banana / Three Studies For A Crucifixion Split

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Slight edge wear and creasing. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Passacaglia

8” Record

$12.99

Redd Kross

Researching the Blues

First new album since 1997

Merge Records

LP Record

$17.99

Make-Up

Destination-Love Live! at Col [Vinyl]

LP reissue w/ download. Originally released in 1996

Dischord

LP Record

$14.99

Sound

Jeopardy

Reissue of post-punk pioneers’ classic debut, originally released in 1980.

101 DISTRIBUTION

LP Record

$17.99

Skoal Kodiak

Kryptonym Bodliak

VINYL LIMITED to 600 copies. Way more addictive than Oxycontin. Way more.

LOAD RECORDS

LP Record

$15.99

Mission of Burma

Signals Calls & Marches

Reconfigured w/ all 6 songs from the original EP release on side 1 & the 4 bonus tracks (the a & b sides of the first 7” & the long lost 1980 recordings of “Devotion” and “Execution”) on side 2

Matador Records

LP Record

$15.50

Pelican

What We All Come to Need (Dlx) [Vinyl]

LORD110 2xLP on black vinyl. Both discs are a strong VG+. Gatefold sleeve is clean and shiny.

Southern Lord

LP Record

$25.00

The Catalyst / Brainworms

The Catalyst / Brainworms

Black vinyl. 7” has light surface wear that does affect play. Outer sleeve is crisp and clean.

7” Record

$4.00

Most Precious Blood

Demo

Dose: 18. Vinyl and sleeve are clean. Original artwork/packaging.

Trip Machine

7” Record

$5.00

Inquisition

Revolution I Think Its Called Inspiration

Used but in great shape. Original artwork/packaging.

A-F Records

Audio CD

$7.00

Els Masturbadors Mongolics

Masturbadors Mongolics

Els Masturbadors Mongòlics were one of the first punk bands from Barcelona, formed in 1977 by Lluis Miracle with an ever-changing line-up which had guitarist Paco Martínez as its other constant member. Among the people involved was Manel, later guitarist of Decibelios. In the same way as legendary bands like La Banda Trapera Del Río, the usual lack of resources and general incomprehension towards Els Masturbadors brought them all kinds of problems, only made worse by their completely irreverent attitude, which caused chaos almost everywhere they played, including their participation in the festival Canet Rock in 1978 — all of which led to the break up of the band at the end of that year, just over a year after they first got together. Before that, they managed to record a number of tracks for EMI, which never saw official release and are now made available for the first time. It’s the evidence of a crucial period for the later changes in Spanish music, which were only possible thanks to the transgressive and no-holds-barred behavior of bands such as Els Masturbadors Mongòlics.

Munster Records

LP Record

$20.00

Pelican

Ephemeral [Vinyl]

sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. very light edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play. Black Vinyl

Southern Lord

LP Record

$14.99

the Flesh Eaters

A Minute To Pray A Second To Die

Sleeve is bright with sharp edges and corners. Ring wear and discoloration. Moderate edge wear. Scuffing on spine. chipping in upper front corner. price tag on back. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Includes original inner sleeve.

Ruby Records

LP Record

$59.99

JESU

Silver

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp edges and corners. Minor edge wear. Some moisture damage and discoloration to upper rear portion of sleeve. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no scuffs or marks that effect play. Grey vinyl includes original inner sleeve and insert.

HYDRA HEAD

LP Record

$30.00

JESU; ELUVIUM

Split (Vinyl)

Record is sealed though shows some signs of shelf wear. Sticker on front of shrink states that it is the Hydra Head LTD Version. Vinyl color unknown.

Hydra Head Records

LP Record

$24.99

JESU / ELUVIUM

Split (Vinyl)

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Still in shrink but opened. Bottom corner has slight dent. Vinyl is clean and bright with no marks that effect play. Black Vinyl. Shrink includes sticker that states that this is the Temporary Residence Limited Version.

Temporary Residence

LP Record

$19.99

Jesu

Jesu / Battle of Mice

Gatefold sleeve is bright and clean with no disfiguring marks. Vinyl is Shiny and clean with no marks that effect play. Black vinyl with golden burst.

Robotic Empire

LP Record

$19.99

Jesu / Envy

Split

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Very light edge wear. Vinyl is shiny and clean with no marks or scuffs that effect play. Silvery/Gray vinyl

Conspiracy Records

LP Record

$32.99

Nips ‘N Nipple Erectors

Bops Babes Booze & Bovver [Vinyl]

Collection of Shan MacGowan’s pre Pouges material.

Big Beat/Ace Records

LP Record

$19.99

Operation Ivy

Operation Ivy: Unity: The Complete Collection (Grey Vinyl) LP

Grey marbled vinyl. Legendary bay area ska-punk band’s original fan club singles on one LP for the first time ever! You get the “PLEA FOR PEACE” 7”, “69 NEWPORT” 7”, “LINT KING OF SKA” 7” and the ultra rare “RAMONES” 12”, which feat OPIVY doing RAMONES tunes! 15 tracks.

NA

LP Record

$17.50

Decibelios

Oi!

Decibelios are one of the pioneers and main reference points when talking about Oi! music in Spain. Formed in 1980 in Barcelona, their beginnings mixed late-’70s punk and hard rock, but they gradually introduced ska elements into their sound, always accompanied by a combative and in-your-face attitude. The culmination of that sound and attitude took shape on the 1984 LP Caldo De Pollo and the mini-LP Oi! from 1985, reissued now on vinyl for the first time. The latter presents the band and their proposal at their peak, and is one of the essential records of Oi! music recorded in Spanish. It contains fierce highlights from the band’s repertoire such as “Viento De Libertad” and “Subversión,” ska gems like “Ningún Nombre De Mujer” and a tremendous cover of The 4-Skins’ “Chaos.” On 180 gram vinyl with insert.

Munster Records

LP Record

$18.99

GG Allin & The Murder Junkies

Terror in America [Blue vinyl]

Legendary ‘93 live performance in Asbury Park, NJ on limited blue vinyl!

Alive

LP Record

$17.49

The Cramps

Smell of Female

One of the most renowned live albums of all time. Recorded at the legendary Peppermint Lounge, the band were in fine fettle, full flight and fantastic form.

Big Beat UK

LP Record

$18.99

Public Image Ltd

The Flowers of Romance

The third album from PIL, it was originally released in 1981. Another set of harsh, avant-garde, post-punk from John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols group. While Metal Box/Second Edition was characterized by throbbing bass tones and violent guitar scrapes, The Flowers Of Romance is much more drum and synthesizer heavy. Perhaps the most uncompromising PIL album and another classic post-punk title. 180 gram vinyl, glossy innersleeve.

4 Men With Beards

LP Record

$17.99

Om

Advaitic Songs

2012 release from the Drone/Noise band led by former Sleep vocalist/bassist Al Cisneros. Advaitic Songs achieves a level of composition that would’ve been impossible to foresee. There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records, but whatever drone-doom camp that OM had been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. Let’s call it “heavy world music”.

Drag City

Audio CD

$14.99

Om

Advaitic Songs

Philosophy/Religion. Heavy ascends to a level it would have been impossible to foresee, decimated by sheer imagination and expansive quality.

Drag City

2 X LP

$21.99

Dead Milkmen

Beelzebubba

Used but in great shape. Original artwork/packaging.

Restless Records

Audio CD

$7.99

Gun Club

Pastoral Hide & Seek

BANG!LP-62. Brand new and sealed. BANG! Records reissue of the Club’s 1990 album.

Bang Records

LP Record

$23.00

Mission of Burma

Unsound

Brand new and sealed.

Fire Records

Audio CD

$18.00

Voight-Kampff

Voight-Kampff

St. Louis/Minneapolis jams with classy J-cards. Brand new.

Voight-Kampff

Cassette

$6.00

The Clash

Sandinista

Red vinyl! Triple LP. Repro 1980 CBS EPIC FSNL 1. New but not shrinkwrapped, some very light shelfwear on corners.

CBS

LP Record

$41.00

Flesh Eaters

No Questions Asked

Brand new and sealed.

ATAVISTIC

Audio CD

$15.00

Isis

Oceanic

EA-19.0/IPC-32. First pressing on clear green vinyl. Strong VG+/VG+ with minor ringwear on inner sleeves, small partial bend lower left on outer sleeve.

Escape Artist / Ipecac

LP Record

$60.00

Composer-r

Judas Priest Point of Entry (Vinyl Record)

Sleeve is bright and clean with some edge and ring wear. one inch split in center of spine. Vinyl is clean and shiny with some surface scuffing that may create background noise during play.

epic

LP Record

$6.99

The Jam

Sound Affects

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp corners and edges. Small tear in the image on front of sleeve. slight discoloration. Vinyl is clean and bright with no marks that effect play. Includes bonus 7”

Polydor

LP Record

$12.99

Isis

Panopticon [Vinyl]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. lower corner slightly bent. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play.

Robotic Empire

LP Record

$39.99

JAM

the jam (absolute beginners +4) LP

Sleeve is bright and clean with with minor edge and ring wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play.

POLYDOR

12” Record

$7.99

JAM

the bitterest pill +4 LP

Sleeve is clean and bright with sharp corners and edges. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play.

POLYDOR

12” Record

$5.99

JAM

GIFT LP (VINYL) UK POLYDOR 1982

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. light discoloration and a stamp on the back. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play. Includes original inner sleeve

POLYDOR

LP Record

$9.99

JAM

dig the new breed LP

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. bottom corner has been cut off. Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play. includes original inner sleeve.

POLYDOR

LP Record

$9.99

SHAM 69

ADVENTURES OF HERSHAM BOYS LP (VINYL) UK POLYDOR 1979

Sleeve is clean and bight with strong edges and corners. Light discoloration inside gatefold. hole through sleeve Vinyl is clean and shiny with no marks that effect play.

POLYDOR

LP Record

$11.99

The Breaks

Get Saved seven inch recording

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Clear vinyl.

Firestarter

7” Record

$2.00

Kevin Seconds

Rise Up! Insomniacs [Vinyl]

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. Vinyl is clean with no marks that effect play. Clear blue vinyl.

Asian Man

LP Record

$7.99

The Fake Boys

Nice Knowing You

Vinyl and Sleeve are clean. Green marble mess vinyl.

Kiss Of Death Records

7” Record

$5.99

Mauser

Isolation

Massive speed fueled punk madness from Gainesville, Florida. Influenced by Japanese killers FRAMTID, MAUSER is drum-focused and driving, with simple and brutal punk riffs covered in distortion. On their first EP, End of The Line, they played a couple mid-tempo rockers, but this is mostly straight forward hardcore punk noise! They set themselves aside from most of the crappy noise punk coming out of the US by actually being able to write great songs and having an incredibly clear, powerful and harsh recording. FFO: speed, glue, noise, poppers, distortion, lots of tom rolls.

Vinyl Rites

12” Record

$15.99

Avengers

Avengers

Though not released until 1983 the AVENGERS’ self-titled record (aka The Pink Album) features the band’s recorded output from 1977-78, from the glorious first wave of punk rock. The Avengers were San Francisco’s preeminent punk band, led by PENELOPE HOUSTON’s snarling vocals and GREG INGRAHAM’s distorted guitar riffs, and one of the first anywhere to feature a female lead singer. One of punk rock’s most important original documents. CLASSIC. “The Avengers were San Francisco’s best punk band, in moments the best in the republic: fabulous songs, a snarling, confrontational presence, a primitive sound that could go anywhere.”—Greil Marcus

4 Men With Beards

LP Record

$17.99

Axeman

Arrive

The debut release on the new Darkest Heavy label. Originally released January 18, 2010 on cassette thru Crepusculo Negro, now mastered with high quality packaging. AXEMAN is the solo project of VOLAHN showing more of his crust roots of ‘80s style fusion of Amebix/G.I.S.M. mixed with ‘80s Brazilian/L.A. metal sound. With pure devotion to the ancient cults Arrive merges indigenous underworld apocalyptic destruction with high caliber song writing/execution as only the prophet can summon. For worshipers of Amebix, Slayer, Sepultura, G.I.S.M., Sarcofago, etc.

Darkest Heavy

LP Record

$17.99

Bizarros

Complete Collection 1976-1980

Unearthing their huge post-punk sound took a bit of time, attempting to bake original master tapes, developing original 30-plus year old film, and sifting through an Akron ton of rare music, Windian has put a large effort in bringing to the table a beyond quality double LP. These records span the short 5 years the band recorded music before calling it quits in 1980. From the singles released on the own band’s imprint Clone Records, to the scorching split EP with the Rubber City Rebels, the brutally amazing debut LP released on Mercury Records, live cuts, and even never before heard demos, this collection contains it all from a band cut short in their prime.

Windian

2 X LP

$18.99

Dicks

Kill from the Heart

Austin, Texas, 1980: In the dark ages before SXSW, there was a bar called Raul’s that was the center of the Austin punk scene. Actually, it basically was the whole scene and The Dicks were born from it. The Dicks made a big splash with their first single, Hate the Police, and then recorded Kill From the Heart just before vocalist Gary Floyd moved to San Francisco. In those magical couple years of the Dicks’ infancy in Texas, they made a dynamic impact on many people with a stellar live show that mixed punk and politics. Alongside Floyd, the original lineup was guitarist Glen Taylor, bassist Buxf Parrot and drummer Pat Deason. They imploded in 1983.

Alternative Tentacle

LP Record

$15.99

Dicks

These People

Phase Two of The Dicks began in San Francisco, 1983, when Gary Floyd relocated to a new city and reformed the groundbreaking band with a new lineup. Eschewing the traditional hardcore formula, Floyd along with drummer Lynn Perko, guitarist Tim Carroll and bassist Sebastian Fuchs evolved a more mature punk sound while still retaining their political edge. This incarnation recorded the Peace? 7-inch and These People album. They disbanded in 1986 and Floyd and Perko went on to form Sister Double Happiness.

Alternative Tentacle

LP Record

$15.99

Grass Widow

Internal Logic

GRASS WIDOW—HANNAH LEW, RAVEN MAHON, and LILLIAN MARING—write their hypnotic, layered melodies collaboratively. Their haunting songs, rich in metaphor and couched in reference and allusion, are mined from the personal narratives of each member. Vocal duties, shared equally all around, complete the overall sensibility. Grass Widow has no front-person, and offers a musical experience not based on celebrity or spectacle. In line with these principles, they have maintained their objective of playing age- and gender-inclusive shows since their formation.Grass Widow formed in 2007; their first release was a self-titled LP on San Francisco’s Make a Mess Records in 2009, followed by a 12-inch EP on Captured Tracks and their second full-length, Past Time, which came out in 2010 on Kill Rock Stars. The band has played in Europe and China, and recently started their own record label, HLR. The ready-steady build for Grass Widow is representative of their music and overall band aesthetic, and it reaches a new high point with the release of Internal Logic, their third album.

Hlr

LP Record

$16.99

Whitehorse

Progression

The Unholy beast returns! For the past seven plus years WHITEHORSE has gathered together members of Melbourne’s underground music community to create crushingly heavy, sludge-metal layered with electronics. Drafting members from the punk, grindcore, experimental and noise scene Whitehorse often garner comparisons to the likes of Corrupted and Khanate. Rifle fire-esque pops and crackles with pounding percussion leads to their own brand of slow motion metal riffage all while a tag team mammoth vocal rumbles and fiendish screams accent. Measured low-end sends the listener to plodding bass / guitar all the while pops and screeches fill out the ominous sound. Fortelling roars punctuated with the sound of falling artillery shells lead to demented screams signaling all is at its worst! Noise filled slow metal dirge anthem and repeate! “It’s not so much the feverish, rabid, frothing at-the-mouth imp-ish vocals that make Progression horrifically dark. It’s the murk around them: the dragging static and hanging distortion, the echoing empty spaces and rolling waves of sound…Whitehorse handle havoc deftly: in a covert, convincing manner that could influence an entire genre of musicians. 8/10”—Decibel Magazine

At A Loss

LP Record

$18.99

Cheap Time

Another Time

JEFF NOVAK and the boys strike back with their most straightforward, no frills punk rock they’ve ever done. The Aussie influence on these songs is undeniable and Novak’s guitar tone is as close as possible to the Saints’ “I’m Stranded” without having to pay Ed Kuepper royalties. If you like the idea of Cheap Time but feel they sometimes overdo it or put too many weird tangents in their songs, just buy this single and enjoy. Consider this your “no tangent” guarantee!

Cass Records

7” Record

$6.99

Druid Perfume

Says Dont Eat Em, Theyre Poison

After an awesome debut LP, DRUID PERFUME is back with more manic weirdness from Detroit! “Don’t Eat ‘Em They’re Poisonous” is a swampy stuttering scuzz journey backed with the B-side “Honk Your Horn,” which kicks up the tempo and weirdo swagger even more. Druid Perfume includes two members of the now defunct PIRANHAS.

X! Records

7” Record

$6.99

Rat Columns

Rat Columns

DAVID WEST, man of Perth now residing the Bay Area, adopted the nom de guerre RAT COLUMNS as a way of stepping away from his other outlets (past and present)—BURNING SENSATION and RANK / XEROX. Let’s just say it allows him to foist his pretty light new wave romance sounds on the masses all the while incorporating socially-maladjusted solo forms that may not be as obvious in his other work. For those keeping score, we have JAMES VINCIGUERRA (of current down-under punk-synth shredders / former SmartGuy artists TOTAL CONTROL) coming along for part of the ride. Sonically, the band brings to mind the soundtrack to an unmade John Hughes film scored by Joy Division/New Order with heaps of David Kilgour in the mix. Rat Columns: Four songs of dark, ill- fitting pop wanderings and mangled noises. Edition of 500 copies.

Smartguy

7” Record

$6.99

Victims Family

Have a Nice Day

Victims Family are back with a brilliant new 7-inch just in time for their Summer 2012 European tour! The trio’s twisted and technical style is instantly recognizable and their patented jazz / punk / funk / rock approach has influenced and amazed many in their nearly 30 years as a band.Victims Family exploded out of Santa Rosa, California, in 1984, quickly forming a long-standing friendship with Jello Biafra. Over the next three decades, the band toured and shared the stage with Nirvana, Green Day, Mr Bungle, Tad, Butthole Surfers, NoMeansNo, Descendents and countless others.When guitarist and vocalist Ralph Spight’s not playing with Victims Family, he can be found moonlighting in Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (who will be a releasing a new album later this year), Hellworms and The Freak Accident. Bassist Larry Boothroyd can also be found playing with Triclops!

Alternative Tentacle

7” Record

$6.99

Avengers

Avengers

Though not released until 1983 the AVENGERS’ self-titled record (aka The Pink Album) features the band’s recorded output from 1977-78, from the glorious first wave of punk rock. The Avengers were San Francisco’s preeminent punk band, led by PENELOPE HOUSTON’s snarling vocals and GREG INGRAHAM’s distorted guitar riffs, and one of the first anywhere to feature a female lead singer. One of punk rock’s most important original documents. CLASSIC. CD version features a bonus disc of previously unreleased live and studio material and liner notes by GREIL MARCUS.

Water

Audio CD

$22.99

Lost Sounds

Lost Lost Demos Sounds Alternate Takes & Unused So

Featuring early and alternate versions from Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout’s epic garage / electro-punk band Lost Sounds, Lost Lost collects songs off the Black Wave and Rats Brains and Microchips albums and their final self-titled EP, as well as ones that never saw proper release. The rare and unheard material ranges from captivating kitchen recordings and acoustic takes to fully realized studio tracks. Covers of garage obscurities like “I Cannot Lie” and originals like “No Count” betray the garage rock sensibilities that Reatard was still shedding during the earlier years of the band, while later recordings show the electropunk and black metal influences that crept into their sound.A great collection from a great band and a couple of great songwriters—maestros of tension without release—Lost Lost will appeal to everyone from garage and punk fanatics to Numanoids and metalheads.

Goner Records

Audio CD

$14.99

Steel Pole Bath Tub

Some Cocktail Suggestions

Classic noise rock album

Boner Records

Audio CD

$13.00

Steel Pole Bathtub

Miracle of Sound in Motion

Classic noise rock album

Boner Records

Audio CD

$14.99

Execution Techniques

Solitary Pain

The new jam. Punishing industrial rhythm and vox with special guitar from Shaved Women’s Chris Eck. Highly recommended.

Execution Techniques

Cassette

$4.00

Renegade Assault Tank

Dont Be One

Heavy jams at a quick pace in standard tuning. You won’t regret it. Includes awesome poster.

Execution Techniques

Cassette

$4.00

Deviants

Ptooff

Classic LP by Ladbroke Grove counterculture proto-Punks the Deviants. Founded by legendary counter-culture figure Mick Farren and Russell Hunter and inspired by The Fugs, the Deviants were first of the anarchic groups to emerge from the Ladbroke Grove area of London. Two years before Hawkwind burst on to the underground scene, the Deviants were preaching revolution and creating their own form of musical anarchy. Ptooff! was the band’s classic debut album, originally released in 1967 and only available by mail order from the pages of International Times. Resplendent in a lavish fold out sleeve and with liner note by John Peel, the record caused a sensation, one of the first truly independent British rock albums to be released. This edition restores the original foldout poster artwork and has been re-mastered from the original master tapes.

Cherry Red UK

LP Record

$28.00

Avengers

Avengers [Vinyl]

Though not released until 1983 the Avengers’ self-titled record (aka The Pink Album) features the band’s recorded output from 1977-78, from the glorious first wave of punk rock. The Avengers were San Francisco’s preeminent punk band, led by Penelope Houston’s snarling vocals and Greg Igranham’s distorted guitar riffs, and one of the first anywhere to feature a female lead singer. One of punk rock’s most important original documents. Classic. “The Avengers were San Francisco’s best punk band, in moments the best in the republic: fabulous songs, a snarling, confrontational presence, a primitive sound that could go anywhere.” —Greil Marcus. 180 gram vinyl version; double CD released on Water.

4 Men With Beards

LP Record

$19.99

Public Image Ltd

Second Edition [Vinyl]

The second album from John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols group is widely considered to be their magnum opus. Combining such diverse influences as Krautrock, dub, post-punk and the avant-garde, Second Edition is four sides of harsh and uncompromising, yet danceable music. While not the immediate influence and sensation that Never Mind The Bullocks was, this record is certainly John Lydon’s finest artistic achievement. 180 gram gatefold double vinyl.

4 Men With Beards

Vinyl

$24.98

Flipper

Sex Bomb Baby [Vinyl]

180 gram vinyl. Another essential release from San Francisco legends FLIPPER. Originally released in 1987, ‘Sex Bomb Baby’ is actually a collection of material dated no later than 1982, comprised of singles, b-sides, & compilation trks. The single version of “Sex Bomb” is an all out clasic - a frenetic, yelping punk answer to “Louie, Louie” & the rest is no slouch either. Outrageous, harsh, sludge-punk from SF’s finest

4 Men With Beards

LP Record

$19.99

Primitive Calculators

Primitive Calculators & Friends 1979-82

Originally released by Chapter Music in 2007. After reissuing the landmark 1979 live album by Melbourne’s ferocious synth-punk snarlers Primitive Calculators in late 2004, Chapter Music follows up with a crucial compilation of tracks by Primitive Calculators and their friends from the legendary Melbourne Little Band scene. Including the Calculators’ only studio recording, the single “I Can’t Stop It” b/w “Do That Dance,” plus the Little Bands compilation EP (both originally released in 1979 and now highly-prized collectors items), plus numerous live and rehearsal recordings, this CD examines a particularly fertile and distinctive time in Melbourne music history, which has been discussed in hushed tones ever since. It takes in bands with names like Thrush & The Cunts and Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, and ranges from disaffected Fitzroy art-punk to Sudanese tribal chanting recorded in London. With liner notes culled from a revealing interview with Prim Calcs members Dave Light, Denise Hilton and Frank Lovece, plus rare photos and song lyrics, Primitive Calculators And Friends is a revelatory companion piece to their live album, which received a rave review from Maximum Rock’n’Roll and a 10 out of 10 “Album of the Month” feature in the Australian version of Vice magazine, amongst other stellar reviews. Other crazed offshoots chronicled here include: Morpions, The Take, Ronnie & The Rhythm Boys, Zye Ye Ye, Take Two and The Egg.

Chapter Music

Audio CD

$17.99

Crime

San Franciscos Still Doomed

Reissue of a previous bootleg of unreleased demos (one 11 track session from 1978, the other a 9 track session from 1979), plus 2 alt. 7” takes. Doesn’t include the original studio recordings of their singles, that’s forthcoming on a Revenant release; medium quality, but it’s the only Crime release out there (for now). “One of the most artistically significant and visually subversive bands in the rock n roll universe was Crime. Having released the first independent punk record on the West Coast in 1976 they immediately set a precedent as one of the loosest, most raw, uncompromising and confrontational bands of all time. Dubbing themselves ‘San Francisco’s first and only Rock N Roll band’ only added to an already bubbling alienation from the punk scene at that time. They were simply too wild to contain, too stylized to ignore, and musically too violent for the faint of heart. San Francisco’s Still Doomed is a reissue of their classic San Francisco’s Doomed record with two unreleased bonus tracks (alternate takes of ‘Hot Wire My Heart’ and ‘You’re So Repulsive’), never seen before photos, updated liner notes and better mastering. Both bonus tracks are taken from the same session that produced the first Crime single.”

Swami Records

Audio CD

$17.99

Mekons

The Mekons Story

Originally released in 1982, The Mekons Story (also known as It Falleth like the Gentle Rain from Heaven) is a collection of rare and unobtainable tracks from the UK punk legends Jon Langford describes as ‘our revenge on the world.’ This 20 track CD includes brilliant outtakes, unreleased tracks, alternate versions, B-sides, as well as a handful of live radio sessions recorded between 1977 and 1982 during the first Mekons incarnation. With a drunken sounding David Spencer providing a between cuts ‘history’ of the band, this, more than any other Mekons recording, shows their crucial and comic post-punk development. From cacophonic punk, primitive disco, agitated funk and new wave, and synth pop, the consistent thread in this material is the sheer brilliance of the Mekons’ literacy in songwriting.

Buried Treasure

Audio CD

$15.50

Various Artists

Messthetics 104 Diy 1977-81 South Wales

D.I.Y. and (very) indie post-punk from South Wales and the Z-Block scene: ‘77-81 Messthetics’ most obscure collection to date. By the end of 1977, years of music industry neglect (and the abrupt departure for London of the few feckless punks who’d landed record-deals) had left South Wales’ fertile ground for D.I.Y. The most basic instrumentation, one-take recordings and black and white graphics ruled the day, so it’s no surprise that not one of the records here sold more than 1200 copies. Mindful of these feeble sales, a dozen alumni of Cardiff’s Z-Block label (and various mates) gave up releasing records altogether, and busied themselves in a frenzy of increasingly-sophisticated home recording. Here’s just the tip of that iceberg — 23 songs on the CD, plus six bonus MP3 tracks. 24-page booklet, lovingly documented with histories & photos galore, PLUS a ‘reunion’ appearance of the legendary Great Pop Things rock history comic. Messthetics #104 features (extreme) rarities by Reptile Ranch, Tax Exiles, Immortal Invisibles, Flying Brix, Decadent Few, Ralph & The Ponytails, Czechs, Current Obsessions, What To Wear, Spitfire Boys, Discount Chiefs, Puritan Guitars, Janet & Johns, Crash Action Winners, Addiction, Boywonders, and Hugh Volk. Unreleased recordings by Reptile Ranch [live], the Sane [ex-Dec. Few & Reptile Ranch], Table Table [ex-everyone, including YMG], John Marlon [pre-4AD, ex-Tax Exiles], The Filmstars, and the 12- and 13-year-old splendor of the Autonomes. Plus previously unpublished Moors Murderers tales and Great Pop Things featuring ‘Chuck Death’ (Jon Langford).

Hyped2Death

Audio CD

$14.99

Scientists

Sedition

Sedition is an ultra-high quality live recording from the legendary Australian garage-rock punk act, The Scientists. Recorded on May 11th, 2006 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, the superior sound-quality plus amazing set list make this album more of a “best of” than simply a live record. The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985: Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon together had the peculiar chemistry that produced the classics Swampland, Happy Hour, Blood Red River mini-LP and We Had Love. With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once — as much in the tradition of rock and roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, The Scientists’ formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience. They were about what it was like to be young and living in modern times in an Australian urban/suburban environment. The themes of getting wasted on alcohol and drugs, driving round in hotted-up cars, being trapped in crap jobs and paranoia were their subject matter. Machine throb bass and drums with jagged car wreck guitars were their modus operandi. Fitting into no place or time, they spurned all but the most rudimentary and elemental of rock structures along with other people’s modes of embellishment. They rejected the contemporary sound and look and so consequently were never able to carry around baggage that would allow them to sound dated. You could put on a Scientists record from this period and not know it was 23 years old! The Scientists might have been overlooked in their own time, but there has been no shortage of younger bands that have cited them over the years. Mudhoney, Nirvana, Jon Spencer, The Von Bondies, The White Stripes, The Drones and scores of others just keep coming along dropping their name. Presented in super-deluxe souvenir packaging (like a moleskin book) with liner notes by Thurston Moore, Jon Spencer, Warren Ellis, Gareth Liddiard and Henry Rollins.

Atp Recordings

Audio CD

$18.99

Various Artists: Versatile Newts; Prefects; Swell Maps; Accused; Digital Dinosaurs; Profile; Hardware; Spizzoil; Famous Explorers; Cravats

Messthetics #103 D.I.Y. and (very) indie post-punk from the Midlands 77-81, part 1

D.I.Y. and (very) indie postpunk from the Midlands, ‘77-‘81. The Messthetics #100-series hits the metal-weary Midlands, where it encounters a sparse but energetic rabble of (mostly) teens — happily raising their own musical racket, completely outside the mainstream music business. Faster, louder, and less arty than their ‘D.I.Y.’ counterparts elsewhere in the U.K. Messthetics #103 collects rare tracks from the Versatile Newts [pre-Felt], Swell Maps, Prefects [pre-Nightingales], the Accused, Profile, Hardware [pre-Pigbag], Famous Explorers, School Meals, The Shapes, the Buzz, Domestic Bliss, Cracked Actors, Lester and the Brew, Human Cabbages, 021, and Cult Figures. Also selections from the first releases from Digital Dinosaurs, Spizzoil, Cravats, and Dangerous Girls. 22 songs on the CD plus four bonus MP3 tracks. Lavishly illustrated and documented 24-page booklet, with histories, photos and ephemera.

Hyped To Death

Audio CD

$14.99

Cramps

File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-1981

Munster Records presents a compilation of the The Cramps’ early singles plus some tracks from the same period, 1978-1981, that were never issued in that format. Six replica sleeves and four new sleeves were especially designed for this edition, reproduced in the CD booklet, which includes photos of memorabilia. “I’ve no idea why The Cramps don’t seem to figure in a lot of alleged histories of punk or just plain music in general. This could be down to them being utterly or unpigeonhole-able (is that even a word?) or just outright ignorance. Perhaps a bit of both, but hey, let’s not concern ourselves with that. The band changed the face of culture. Period. Without bothering ‘the charts’ or playing too many stadiums, their seismic effect on everything you hold dear will be felt for all time. This ancient knowledge — some of their grooviest gravy — is presented here for your delectation and delight. So get a crack-a-lackin’ with blasting these twisted hymns morning, noon and night. And while the ruckus is in full swing, pray to whoever might listen that Ivy will get around to compile the ultimate document of her undulating combo in commemoration of their services to entertainment. The bloody gears of this here rockin’ machine will be rolling way beyond the foreseeable future. Reasons outwith anyone’s control might mean that you can’t see the band anymore but no one — no how — will be able to make this thing stop. Meanwhile, dig into this feast for the little ghouls that understood all along or indeed anyone with a decent set of ears.” —Lindsay Hutton

Munster Records

Audio CD

$18.99

Cheap Time

Wallpaper Music

Used but in great shape. Original artwork/packaging. Drill hole in bottom right corner.

In the Red Records

Audio CD

$9.99

Odes of Ecstasy

Deceitful Melody

Used but in good shape. Some scuff to the disc but previewed fine. Original art.

The End Records

Audio CD

$19.00

Performer-Odes Of Ecstasy

Embossed Dream In Four Acts

Used but in good shape. Disc has some scuffs, but previewed fine. Original artwork/packaging.

The End Records

Audio CD

$19.00

Stiff Little Fingers

Hanx

Chrysalis 1980 US press. Jacket looks great, minor cornerwear and minor ringwear on top of front and back. Record has a couple surface marks but plays great.

Chrysalis

LP Record

$11.99

Stockholm Monsters

Partyline

Close to NM except for some slight cornerwear on jacket and a couple surface marks on vinyl.

Factory

12” Record

$21.99

Mi-Sex

Space Race

Used but in great shape. Jacket would definitely be VG+ if not for “Peaches #8” written in permanent marker across front. Original label insert and printed inner sleeve. Record looks great, a couple surface marks but nothing that affects play.

CBS / Epic

LP Record

$6.99

Gun Club

Fire of Love [Vinyl]

2003 release. Jeffrey Lee Pierce — reggae enthusiast, heroin addict, and former president of the Blondie fan club — suffered a lonely, depressing death on March 31st, 1996 of a brain hemorrhage, after untold years of drug use and alcoholism. Why this event mattered much to anyone lay in a fantastic record his band, The Gun Club, recorded 16 years earlier: the masterful Fire Of Love. A visionary and fierce moment in time when The Gun Club took the raw, dripping meat of shopworn delta blues and infused it with the energy and fire of the LA punk rock scene. Inspired by bands like X, Television and the Cramps, he met Kid Congo Powers (who later played with Nick Cave and Cramps) and they formed the Creeping Ritual in 1979, soon to be renamed The Gun Club. Pierce was already a notorious drunk, exhibitionist, poet and fanboy. The Gun Club were quickly a dangerous new spoke on the spinning wheel of dynamic LA alt-culture. By 1980, Jeffrey Lee had moved into a deep reverence for Mississippi delta blues. The Gun Club paid more than passing homage: they wholeheartedly swiped complete riffs, words and attitude from the masters. Pierce participated in the great blues singer tradition by cobbling together distinct lines from other people’s songs to create new ones. Snatches of Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Robert Johnson can be heard throughout this debut LP — released in 1981 on Slash’s Ruby Records. What makes Fire Of Love such a brilliant listen long after its time is that this blatant homage to the blues was amplified, energized and kicked into overdrive — in a new style that combined the ghostliness of the original model with a FAST, unwound and supremely energetic beat. The engineering feats of Pat Burnette contributed to that sound: he wielded his Quad-Teck studios like a weapon, and mastered some of the greatest sides in LA music history (such as Germs’ GI). Pure fullness of sound and the raw hot throb of records that were made to stand the test of time. From the immensely dark and aggressive sexuality of “Sex Beat,” Gun Club’s most recognizable number, to the fetishistic salute to fellow traveler Poison Ivy of The Cramps in “For The Love Of Ivy,” including the hellfire classic “She’s Like Heroin To Me,” a 2:33 masterpiece in which everything comes together; Fire Of Love is pure perfection. It stands among the greatest classics of rock history, and shows the genius of the great Jeffrey, whose haunted singing has never been replaced. It proved out to be one of the most influential records of the ’80s, with countless musicians declaring their love for the Club.

Munster Records

LP Record

$19.99

Bad Brains

Bad Brains [Vinyl]

2005 release. “Legendary album from 1982, considered the definitive landmark for breaking the NYC hardcore scene. Number 16 on Spin Magazine’s ‘50 Most Essential Punk Albums’!”

Roir Records

LP Record

$15.99

Action Swingers

Bum My Trip

Grungy Noise Rock from New York. Unplayed dead stock copy.

NOISEVILLE

7” Record

$9.50

Germs

Media Blitz

Darby Crash’s vocals are a train wreck, Pat Smear’s guitar spins out of control, no one keeps time — and yet somehow the Germs live was some of the greatest punk rock that ever was. These rare recordings — made in 1978 at L.A.’s Hong Kong Café and in 1979 at the legendary Whisky a Go Go, plus two rehersals recorded at S.I.R. studios — are punk rock in the making, the likes of which has never been seen since.

Vinyl Lovers

LP Record

$25.00

Drunks With Guns

Dragon Razors

Post break up Mike Doskocil fronted Drunks With Guns from the early 90’s. Fans of sludgy punk won’t be disappointed.

NOISEVILLE

7” Record

$8.50

Bad Brains

Bad Brains [Vinyl]

Collector’s edition picture disc. “Legendary album from 1982, considered the definitive landmark for breaking the NYC hardcore scene. Number 16 on Spin Magazine’s ‘50 Most Essential Punk Albums’!

Roir

LP Record

$21.00

BULLETS FOR PUSSY

penetration boulevard ep 45 rpm single

Mike Doskocil’s post Drunks With Guns band. Similar to his former band and recommended to fans of DWG

NOISEVILLE

7” Record

$7.75

Cramps

File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-1981

Repressed on vinyl; Limited edition 7” boxset. Munster Records presents a compilation of the The Cramps’ early singles plus some tracks from the same period, 1978-1981, that were never issued in that format. Six replica sleeves and four new sleeves were especially designed for this edition. Plus a stamped envelope includes photos and memorabilia. “I’ve no idea why The Cramps don’t seem to figure in a lot of alleged histories of punk or just plain music in general. This could be down to them being utterly or unpigeonhole-able (is that even a word?) or just outright ignorance. Perhaps a bit of both, but hey, let’s not concern ourselves with that. The band changed the face of culture. Period. Without bothering ‘the charts’ or playing too many stadiums, their seismic effect on everything you hold dear will be felt for all time. This ancient knowledge — some of their grooviest gravy — is presented here for your delectation and delight. So get a crack-a-lackin’ with blasting these twisted hymns morning, noon and night. And while the ruckus is in full swing, pray to whoever might listen that Ivy will get around to compile the ultimate document of her undulating combo in commemoration of their services to entertainment. The bloody gears of this here rockin’ machine will be rolling way beyond the foreseeable future. Reasons outwith anyone’s control might mean that you can’t see the band anymore but no one — no how — will be able to make this thing stop. Meanwhile, dig into this feast for the little ghouls that understood all along or indeed anyone with a decent set of ears.” —Lindsay Hutton

Munster Records

Boxset

$100.00

Bad Brains

Pay To Cum!

ROIR is honored to be working with the Bad Brains to put this 45 RPM piece of punk rock history back on record store shelves. Originally recorded in 1979 at Dots Studio in NYC, and released in 1980 on Bad Brains’ own Bad Brains Records, the single features one of hardcore’s greatest songs… ‘one of the fastest, most furious songs ever recorded’, according to Filter Magazine. Trouser Press confirms that Pay to Cum is a ‘memorable… 1:33 of free-fire guitar rage’ that established Bad Brains’ ‘mastery’ of hardcore punk. A classic record from legends of the genre. With insert.

Roir

7” Record

$7.25
Slayin’! Ben S on Dicks, Odz Manouk, Timmy’s Organism, The Normals

This week’s reviews come from veteran Apopper, and frontman for Shaved Women, Ben Salyers. Shit he likes, shit he thinks you should like, too.

Kill From The HeartHate The Police

Dicks-Kill From The Heart / Hate The Police (Alternative Tentacles) LP, 7”, CD
For me,  The Dicks are one of those bands that I knew about forever but never got around to listening to, for one reason or another.  On first listen my initial thoughts were that they were just another generic hardcore band.  However,  on continued listens I began to notice the little things that set them apart. Beyond having catchy lyrics and hooks that really hook you,  The Dicks also have a distinct guitar style in comparison to other bands of their era. A more bluesy rock vibe is present in both the guitar and the vocals while still being firmly planted in the Punk / Hardcore realm. The only issue I still have with the album is an issue I have with so many early SST releases:  Spot’s flat production.  The CD version of the reissue reproduces all of the art and  inserts from the two records in a nice digipak. Though the album does not sound as full as I would like, the remaster job is great considering the source material that they were working with. These reissues were given the treatment they deserve as hardcore classics.


Odz Manouk
Odz Manouk- S/T (Profound Lore)
Odz Manouk belong to the Black Metal music collective the Black Twilight Circle. This Small group of individuals has, in the past few years, created countless projects. Though these projects often share membership, they all manage to sound unique and to take Black Metal as a genre in a new direction.  Odz Manouk surprised me when I first listened to them. They are what I think of as the second batch of Black Twilight Bands. While all of the second batch bands are great,  Odz Manouk sticks out to me the most. The songs on this album feature repetitive drumming over dissonant guitars and melodic leads.  The vocalist alternates between the tortured screams Black Metal is known for and the croaking vocal style popularized by bands like Immortal and Inquisition. While these things are nothing new in Black Metal,  the melodies that the bass keeps behind all of this chaos seems new to these ears. This gives the album an almost gothy, death rock feeling.  Of the newer Black Twilight Circle projects Odz Manouk is one of the best. They keep in the tradition of the flagship bands like Volahn and Arizmenda but bring a new angle to this style of Black Metal.   

Timmy's Organism

Timmy’s Organism - Raw Sewage Roq (In The Red)
Timmy Vulgar has been making fuzzed out garage punk with a psych edge for years. Whether with a band like Human Eye or Clone Defects, or Solo,  when you pick up an album he fronts you know what you are in for.  Vulgar has one of the most recognizable guitar tones in modern Punk: super fuzzed out and wild. On Raw Sewage Roq you get plenty of this signature guitar tone as well as Vulgar’s slurring vocal styles.   While musically this album has a lot in common with the most recent Human Eye recordings,  it’s lyrical content is far different. With The Human Eye,  the lyrics focus on  sci-fi tales of Martian Queens  and things coming from the sky.  On this album the themes are more grounded in reality. Tales of drugs, depression, and inter personal conflict are present.  The music also reflects these themes by taking a slower more thoughtful approach then the full-throttle  punk approach of The Human Eye. It is interesting and rewarding to see different aspects of the same artist. While this album has much in common with the latest Human Eye release it shows a different track for the same musical process and stands on its own as a great album.

So Bad So Sad

The Normals - So Bad So Sad (Last Laugh Records)
This is the second LP release of unreleased Normals material in as many years.  The band was active in New Orleans in the late 70’s through the early 80’s and are best known for their single Almost Ready,  which is a Killed By Death featured track. This band resides on the more Power-Pop side of the early punk spectrum with big hooks and catchy vocal melodies and lyrics. The songs on this album are comparable to the track on the previous Vacation to Nowhere album. While there isn’t much variation between the two albums,  there certainly isn’t a decrease in quality or consistency in the songwriting or the recording.  If you enjoyed the last one this one will be a good addition. How this band had 2 albums worth of unreleased material is beyond me. There isn’t a clunker in their whole catalog and their songs are just as good as their contemporaries. Last Laugh has been doing official reissues of KBD stuff for awhile now and The Normals have become somewhat of their flagship band, and with good reason;  few other KBD bands have a back catalog full of songs that are as good or better than the single they are known for.

 

—All reviews by Ben Salyers

Baby Gabe real talks on Ty Segall’s “Slaughterhouse”

Ty's Slaughterhouse
SLAUGHTERHOUSE
TY SEGALL BAND
In The Red

“All right,” mumbles Segall about twenty-five minutes into Slaughterhouse. “Extra fast.” Upon that command, the Ty Segall Band launches into a crunchy, burned-out cover of “Diddy Wah Diddy” that ends in a carefully calculated car wreck. Or maybe the take just went like that. Either way, it’s a reference to garage days that are pretty much over for Ty. The San Francisco rocker’s new 2x10” LP is a polished, heavy, amalgamation of his musical references. It shows how far he’s come in his career (Ty knows: “I’ve been to church and I’ve been to school,” he sings), but it’s unfortunate that he ground out the rough edges.

It’s telling that the album is split into two discs. The first half of the record is a crisply produced product of Ty’s work and influences to this point. In the four years since his solo debut, Ty has been constantly touring and putting out records. He’s become a seasoned touring musician, producer, and a wicked psychedelic guitar player. On fuzzed-out riff tracks like Death and Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart his shredding even starts to sound like James Williamson, but something doesn’t let him reach quite that high — the riffs and solos are massive but contained. Slaughterhouse has plenty of Ty’s trademark cooing falsetto as well, but the hummed melodies in “I Bought My Eyes” and “The Tongue” recall James Mercer and Colin Meloy more than they do the Sonics or the Mummies.

Fortunately, the second half of the record sounds a little bit more like the latter bands. Like the best tracks from Melted and Lemons, “Muscle Man” is straight-ahead, unpretentious rock n’ roll. Segall’s cover of the Fabs’ “That’s The Bag I’m In” is dead-on – the band really turns the fuzz and thunder into dynamic tension – instead of just going full blast. Too much of that guitar wail is abstracted in closer “Fuzz War.” The track is full of cool sounds, but it doesn’t fit into an album full of songs when those sounds could just be part of the songs.

The track serves as a reminder of the guitar wails that open Slaughterhouse, which is at least a unifying element in a very intentional-sounding record. Even the song titles are all about body parts (eyes, tongue, heart, muscles), and that’s pretty cool. But when a screaming Segall shuts down “Diddy Wah Diddy,” it just feels a little contrived. Anyhow, the banter draws us back to the garage for a couple of seconds before the band does up “Mary” from Ty’s first solo album. It’s like he’s taking new friends home to show them where he started his career, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just too bad that it feels like a guided tour.
Reviewed by Gabe Karabell

voight-kampff-band:

For those of you in or around St. Louis, there are 5 copies of the cassette available for purchase at Apop Records at 2831 Cherokee. These are the only 5 copies that will be available for public purchase, besides through mailorder, before the record release show because we only pressed 200.

voight-kampff-band:

For those of you in or around St. Louis, there are 5 copies of the cassette available for purchase at Apop Records at 2831 Cherokee. These are the only 5 copies that will be available for public purchase, besides through mailorder, before the record release show because we only pressed 200.

Sorry State’s WHATEVER BRAINS live at Apop Records July 31st!
WITCH, Ondatropica, Soviet Funk.. Recent World, Reggae, Exotica, Kraut… APOPAGANDA

Among the diverse international releases recently stocked, several are reissued classics of their region, with previous US exposure relegated almost exclusively to investigative music geeks. Hooked on the shag-thick guitar fuzz, and pelvis-grinding syncopated grooves, Zamrock, in particular, seems to be gaining the favor of afrocentric music enthusiasts.

WITCH

If not the definitive Zamrock issue, (The Ngozi Family poses stiff competition) then certainly the most ambitious, is this W.I.T.C.H. box, out on  NOW AGAIN.  ”We Intend To Cause Havoc” contains the 1970’s outfit’s comprehensive output sourced from the mastertapes. That’s 54 tracks, including some never-before released 7” onlies, on six LPs and includes a 24 page booklet featuring an exclusive interview with Emanyeo Chanda, W.I.T.C.H.’s  vocalist and only surviving member—sadly, the free-wheeling Zamrock community did not evade the still pandemic level Zambian AIDS crisis. This collection is going to set you back about a hundred bucks, however, when you consider that the two sole previously reissued titles (both by SHADOKS) are now OOP and, at the very cheapest, start at forty bucks a piece, this is pretty much a steal. Limited to a thousand copies so you’d better not shuffle!

 

SELECT NOW AGAIN RELEASES INSTOCK

Transgressors  Koroush

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Other notable non-domestic flashbacks include a cd compiling two early 1960’s EPs by the musically delinquent Les Blousons Noirs. A complete mystery, as in NOBODY knows the actual history of the members, the music or where these men went afterwards, all we have are sixteen rock n’ roll covers and a best-guess theory involving the dissolution of France’s occupation of Algeria, OK.  Primitive to say the least, these tracks predate many early examples of the degeneration of rock into proto-punk. If you like rock n’ roll, Nuggets, and LOVE, say, The Trash Women, Hasil Adkins, The Monks and The Shaggs, let thesemen be your mystery date  .

Another eye-opener is the Soviet Funk vinyl. Making good on their name, SECRET STASH's second installment bullies forth with “evidence” for the contested existence of an Eastern Bloc funk and jazz clandestine elite .

Soviet Funk 2

Unlike compilations that showcase a locale’s particular fusion of Western pop and ethnic tradition, at face value, this series is not indicative of a thriving bygone scene. And when viewed to be the farce that many native Ruskies claim, it is a lovingly crafted pseudo-retro artifact of contemporary American nostalgia and imagination.

Secret Stash’s official story:  A Soviet employee at the state controlled TV and radio communications, Pavel Sysoyev was able to use what authority and independence he had to sneakily procure American jazz and soul records, exposing an inner circle of classically trained musicians in discrete, afterhours sessions. Fortuitously, these parties were either ignored or never discovered, as the tapes of these jams eventually made their way with Pavel to the US where he got in touch with SS, allowing them the unbelievable opportunity to indulge in track cherry-picking ever since.

Too good to be true? According to many Russian music forums and sites, it is. Still greeted with a seemingly unanimous “Who?!” response to the artist names on the compilations,  there are also balkings at the too clean, too modern recordings. One of the more give-you-something-to-chew-on points Ru natives take issue with are the choices of song titles and band names they feel could only be the work of cheeky, arrogant New Worlders. From a SovietGroove blog post in 2010:

"Look at the titles: some are just sick, other reflects what West think about life in USSR: — vyrodok — degenerate; monster;— snokhachestovo (sic) — a practice of having sex with minor women in the big family; — agentura — hostile agents;— сhernosotenec — one of the Black Hundreds (a fascist-alike organization).”

One difference between this and the lies of reality-bending corruption and censorship, is that the revealed mythology behind an album or artist isn’t particularly disillusioning. As a less grave matter, the intrigue inspires desirability and secures continued interest. In this case, the spin only adds mystique to a reference of a place and era which already held so much Otherness.

At the very worst, the accused released some solid, jazzy funk records as idealistic fantasies of a secret, musical utopia that flourished amidst a relatively unfree, ungroovy environment. It’s an allegory on the potency of musical expression as a means to beat a restrictive reality. And that’s 100% valid.  (Alright, haters, Wanna hear some legit commie grooves? HERE YA GO.)

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Not all imported incomings need be mired in historical detective work. Britain’s purveyor of Afro-Latin sounds, SOUNDWAY RECORDS, represents with two reasons to return to the present where music production is witnessed, and therefore identified, for better or worse, from every angle and is enabled to freely globe-trot. ONDATROPICA is an open celebration of what is now and fresh in divergent styles of Colombia, with nods to history and legends grasping instrument alongside youthful innovators. The 7” single, for example, features a modern dance A-side backed by an accordion-grinding Sabbath cover delivering an ode to inebriation. (The title “I Ron Man”, contains the spanish word ‘ron’ for rum.)

Ondatropical 7Konkoma

KONKOMA is the debut release of an Afro-rock crew intent on reviving the ‘Ghana Special' sound. Built around two veteran Ghana-ian musicians from the OG scene, Konkoma riffs 1970s grooves into a refreshing progressive melange.

Both releases feature the striking art of the SOFRITO collective’s house designer LEWIS HERIZ. The man’s art is ubiquitous among the handful of import-eyed psych/soul reissue houses,  as illustrated in this photo of the “Dust, Ink and Scratches” show in Strasbourg.

Heriz album cover art

 

 

 

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Plenty of other international gems, from the Can Lost Tapes and early Inner Space soundtracks to Studio One compilations,  can be found in the following recent acquisition list! (in no particular order, unfortunately.)

Martin Denny

Martin Denny Quiet Village…the Exotic Sounds Liberty Records Stereo LST 7122 Exotic Sound Vinyl (1959)

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. light edge wear. Vinyl has minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Liberty

LP Record

$6.99

Peter Tosh

Legalize It

Sleeve is bright and clean with sharp edges and corners. light edge wear and the top seam has come unglued and ripped slightly. Vinyl has minor surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Columbia Records

LP Record

$6.99

Orchestre Poly

Rhythmo de Cotonou, Vol. 1: Vodoun Effect - Funk and Sato from Beninsobscure Labels 19 [Vinyl]

…Funk & Sato From Benin’s Obscure Labels 1972-1975. 2012 repress. Double vinyl version, in deluxe gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. Following the highly-acclaimed African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo ’70s — which featured several tracks by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, including the ground-breaking “Gbeti Madjro” — this new Analog Africa collection now focuses entirely on Orchestre Poly-Rythmo. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou is arguably West Africa’s best-kept secret. Their output, both in quantity and quality, was astonishing. During several trips to Benin, label-head Samy Ben Redjeb managed to collect roughly 500 songs which Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou had recorded between 1970 and 1983. With so much material to choose from, he decided to split it into Volume 1 and 2. While Volume 2 will be material the band recorded under an exclusive contract with the label Albarika Store, the band also “secretly” recorded with an array of smaller labels based around Cotonou, Benin’s largest city, and the capital city of Porto Novo. It is those tracks (all officially licensed) that are presented here on Volume One. The producers of those labels were genuine music enthusiasts, some of them ran these labels as a part-time occupation, with very limited budgets. They couldn’t afford high-quality recordings — all they had to work with was a Nagra (a Swiss made reel-to-reel recorder) and a sound engineer — courtesy of the national radio station. These sessions were recorded in private homes using just one or two microphones. The cultural and spiritual riches of traditional Beninese music had an immense impact on the sound of Benin’s modern music. Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (also Vodoun, or, as it is known in the West, Voodoo), a religion which involves the worship of some 250 sacred divinities. The rituals used to pay tributes to those divinities are always backed by music. The majority of the complex poly-rhythms of the Vodun are still more or less secret and difficult to decipher, even for an accomplished musician. Two Vodun rhythms dominate the music of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Sato, an amazing, energetic rhythm performed using an immense vertical drum, and Sakpata, a rhythm dedicated to the divinity who protects people from smallpox. Both rhythms are represented here mixed in with funk, soul, crazy organ sounds and psychedelic guitar riffs.

Analog Africa

LP Record

$29.99

The Inner Space [Can]

Agilok & Blubbo [vinyl]

LP version, limited 180 gram audiophile pressing in deluxe gatefold sleeve with extensive liner notes.”The Inner Space is the stuff of legend. This obscure outfit is best known as the antecessor band of Can and not much is known about them except it featured the core members of Can (Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit) and lasted just a few months before renaming themselves The Can and releasing Monster Movie. They left two ultra-obscure seven inches as their only recorded legacy and only the first of them is credited to The Inner Space, it contained two songs taken from the soundtrack of 1969’s underground film Agilok & Blubbo. Originally released by the German Vogue label in 1969, it currently fetches prices around the 300 euro mark in the collector’s circuit. Given the obscurity of both the band and its recorded output, we’re proud to present, for the first time to the public, not only the aforementioned singles but the complete soundtrack to Peter F. Scheneider’s offbeat political satire Agilok & Blubbo. Previously unavailable until now, the original master tapes of this soundtrack have been stored in the archives of legendary German producer and music publisher Hans Wewerka who produced the recording sessions back in 1969. Here you can hear history in the making, the first step of a group of musicians who’ll go on to achieve fame, success and recognition over the ’70s, helping define a sound (often called Krautrock) that has been highly influential to this day. Those familiar with Can’s output will recognize some of the band’s characteristic sound, albeit in an embryonic form. Songs like ‘Agilok & Blubbo’ or ‘Kamera Song’ already hint at their later pop brilliance whereas the short cues and extended free jams found elsewhere in this soundtrack reminds us from the heterogeneous roots of a bunch of musicians coming from rock, jazz and avant-garde backgrounds. All in all, an excellent glimpse into the early stages of an innovative band developing its own musical language. This reissue includes detailed liner notes by Wah Wah’s very own Raül G.Pratginestós and comes illustrated by original b/w shoots from the movie production. CD issue contains two bonus tracks: ‘Memographie,’ plus Irmin Schmidt’s 1967 composition ‘Hexapussy.’ In all, over 28 minutes of bonus material!”

Wah Wah Records/F-Minor

Vinyl

$30.00

La Dusseldorf

La Dusseldorf (180 Gram Vinyl)

180 gram LP version. “Upon the break-up of legendary Krautrock duo Neu!, drummer Klaus Dinger formed La Düsseldorf with his brother Thomas and keyboard player Hans Lampe. This, their self-titled debut, was recorded in 1975 and is a staggering mix of Dinger’s trademark motorik rhythms, glammy synths, pulsing organs, and urgent guitar work that altogether create a sound that, at times, predates both punk and post-punk, no small feat. Featuring their European hit single ‘Silver Cloud,’ La Düsseldorf’s debut record is classic Krautrock on par with the best offerings of Neu!, Kraftwerk, and Can.”

4 Men With Beards

Vinyl

$19.99

Irmin Schmidt & the Inner Space

Kamasutra

Crippled Dick Hot Wax presents Kamasutra — an unreleased soundtrack from 1968 composed and recorded by Irmin Schmidt and The Inner Space. No overlap in content with the other recent Inner Space release, Agilok & Blubbo, released by Wah Wah Records earlier in 2009. Better late than never? A good four decades after its making, a rare gem is up for release: the soundtrack to Kobi Jaeger’s erotic and educational epic Kamasutra: Consummation Of Love. A precursor to Krautrock pioneers Can, Schmidt’s 1968 recording assembles Can’s original line-up — Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and Malcolm Mooney — who later went on to craft the band’s seminal debut, Monster Movie. The film Kamasutra: Consummation Of Love switches between India and Germany and stars Bruno Dietrich and Barbara Schöne. A prime example of late-1960s German erotica and the so-called sexual revolution, it liberated the subject of sex from dingy red light cinemas and whisked it away to the exotic Far East, to the realm that — more than a millennium earlier — had spawned the erotic teachings of the Kamasutra. Fast-forward to the present day, and you will find the film’s well-intentioned, in parts pedagogical approach bristling with (un)intentional comedy. Many bands and composers from the late-1960s were intrigued by Eastern philosophy and influenced by sounds of the Orient. Besides several laid-back, percussive instrumentals laced with flutes and sitars, the soundtrack also features three vocal tracks: “I’m Hiding My Nightingale” (sung by Margareta Juvan), “There Was A Man” (sung by Malcolm Mooney) and “I’m Around You Everyday” (sung by Michael Karoli). Kamasutra was mastered from the original analog tapes by Calyx and is available as a CD digipack and limited gatefold double vinyl. Before Irmin Schmidt founded the now-legendary German band Can in 1968, he received a formal musical education and studied composition, piano, conducting and music ethnology. Amongst others his teachers were Karlheinz Stockhausen and Ligeti. Between 1962 and 1969 he conducted numerous orchestras, including his own compositions. During this period, he also composed music for various film and theater productions. Between 1969 and 1978, he worked exclusively with Can (in 2003 they received the prestigious ECHO Lifetime Achievement Award).

Crippled Dick Hot Wax/Forced Exposure

Audio CD

$17.99

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Uprising

Island 1983 US press. In great shape. Very minor ringwear/rubbing/creasing. Slight discoloration on jacket. Vinyl looks great, small scuff at beginning of Side 2 but plays fine.

Island

LP Record

$14.99

GUNTER SCHICKERT

samtvogel LP

There are records that come from the soul. No matter how primitive may be the recording techniques the musician has access to, the soul gets its way to the heart and mind of the listener. Samtvogel is one of those records. Günter Schickert recorded that amazing piece of human greatness in 1974, using the media he had at the time, putting his brain at work to find the best way of taping everything he had to say. ‘When I was recording Samtvogel in 1974 I had only 2 Taperecorders. I played one track and while listening I added the second one. And so on. Four times. When I mixed all together I borrowed a 3rd taperecorder. And still added the last track to the master. I had a small mixer with 2 stereo and 1 mono but it was possible to pan tracks. No equalization. It all came out of my still living G2000 Dynacord guitar amplifier, of course valve, with no master, even the voice recorded through it. If I made a mistake in 1 track I had to repeat it from the beginning. And if while mixing I was not fast enough in changing the tape I had to start again. So it took me more than 3 months to get ready.’ Thanks to these three months of work, between June and September of 1974, Samtvogel was privately issued that same year. It would later be issued on the Brain label, with a small change in the artwork — titles added to the front cover, which weren’t on the original private pressing. Brain also reissued it on the label’s Rock On Brain LP series, this time with a completely different sleeve. The album contained two tracks on side one and just one on side two, and its sound has often been compared to the most explorative works of Syd Barret — however it must be pointed out that Schickert did not need any mind spreading substances to allow his sounds to float out of his mind & soul, they just came out in the most natural way. It will also appeal to fans of the echoed atmospheric guitar work of other Krautrock innovators such as Ash Ra Temple, Manuel Götsching or A.R. & The Machines, and some may find on the vocal passages certain resemblances to Damo Suzuki on Can’s Tago Mago era. The Wah Wah reissue is limited to 500 vinyl LP copies only, housed in a quality sleeve that reproduces that of the original 1974 private pressing and featuring a 4 page insert with liners and photos, sound remastered at Eastside mastering Berlin. Get this bird now, before it flies away!”

WAH WAH RECORDS

LP Record

$17.99

Acid Mothers Temple; Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

La Novia [LP] [RE-ISSUE LIMITED PRESSING IN DELUXE GATEFOLD]

2012 gatefold, colored-vinyl reissue of one of the most sophisticated and respectable releases in the AMT canon; originally released by Eclipse in 2000. “The sprawling 40 minute title track is based on an Occitanian folk tune, and the unearthly acoustic opening with its overtone singing sounds like something that might have made its way onto a Werner Herzog soundtrack. Indeed, once the guitars come in and the band stoke up their mighty drone, the effect is that of an amped up Popul Vuh, the German band who soundtracked many Herzog films. Ashra Tempel or Amon Duul are other reference points. At times, it’s impossible to believe that this wasn’t recorded in Berlin in 1972, such is the authenticity of the enterprise. But Kawabata’s crew aren’t merely K-tel krautrockers; La Novia shows a deep respect for the traditional folk form and integrates it completely with the long forays into deep space of the leader’s fuzz.”

Prophase Music

LP Record

$18.99

Beat 4

Habia Una Vez

Originally released in Latin America, 1968. “This is the last of four albums Beat 4 has recorded (plus a later soundtrack) and it’s their most sophisticated LP, where they could create their own sounds and ideas for the first time without RCA telling them what to do. Beat 4 was one of the most popular bands in Chile, always in competition to create the strongest album as good and successful as the Beatles. Habi una Vez… (‘Once Upon a Time..’) was influenced by theatre experience by Willy Benitez after a long trip to the south of Chile (Patagonia). The album has a strong emotional touch and it is very well composed and played (as most other releases from Chile). If you prefer the sound of the Blops, Embrujo and Kissing Spell to the hard psych from Mexico, you will love this one very much. Transparent, fluid, wide open spaces, emotionally composed, with poetic lyrics and lots of humor.” 500 numbered copies with insert; heavy sleeve; on 180 gram vinyl.

Shadoks

LP Record

$45.00

TEMBO & NGOZI FAMILY, CHRISSY ZEBBY

My Ancestors

This might be the final chapter of our releases from Zambia (unless we find an unknown album which is as good as this one). Chrissy Zebby Tembo is the drummer of the Ngozi family. This time the album is under his name and Paul Ngozi is his guitarist. This album is so great, we left the best for the last Zam Rock release. Wild fuzz guitars all over (how do they get those sounds?), African beats and extra cool vocals. Complete stoned music. People say it is easily one of the best African psychedelic rock album ever recorded — raw, rough, with a gaping charm and tons of front and center fuzz guitar over basic, ultra catchy rock/pop tunes reminiscent in style to maybe the Velvet Underground. The songs are sung in English. Original albums on Chris Edition are rare as gold dust. 500 numbered copies; heavy sleeve; on 180 gram vinyl.

Shadoks

LP Record

$45.00

Mind Expanders

Vol. 1-Mind Expanders

180 gram vinyl version. Subtitled: In Search of the Orgiastic Flashtastic Psychspastic Groove. Classic compilation of groovy instrumentals from around the world that will flip your top. All the usual exploito moves that cover a wide spectrum of music, with sitars, twangy guitars, horns, and even a steel drum track that will bring a warm glow to your day. Includes detailed liner notes. Artists include: Los Diablos, Jokers, Jim Sullivan Sound, Dave Myers Effect, Guy Pedersen & Son Grand Orchestre, Blue Phantom, Emmanuel Brun, Crazy Elephant, Sound Of Lane, Morgans, Horror Charly, Le Apollo & La Danse Cosmique, Rowdies, Sun Rock Rodeo Roundup, Lord Sitar and Clubman.

Spiral Groove

LP Record

$22.00

Various

Islands In-Between (touch 33)

Plain white sleeve with label sticker. A new series of vinyl-only releases, “from the archives.” Islands In-Between was originally released on cassette in 1983. Indonesians often use the name Nusantara, meaning “the islands in-between,” when referring to the archipelago that forms their Republic. This LP covers only some of the cultural activity on Java and Bali, the best-known islands out of the 13,700 counted by statisticians, so it is not intended to be in any way definitive. The selections are more like musical postcards of two cultures balanced between tradition and tourism. Legend: meridian 105º - 115º east. Cut by Jason at Transition. Edited by Jon Wozencroft, Mike Harding and BJNilsen.

Touch

LP Record

$16.99

Various Artists: TV Sound and Image

Volume 2: British Television Film & Library Composers 55-78

The 36 track album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Jonny Trunk (Trunk Records). TV Sound and Image features British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century. Aside from John Barry, whose work on the James Bond films made him a household name, or Tony Hatch and Laurie Johnson, the majority of composers featured here - Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Reg Tilsley, Syd Dale, Keith Papworth – remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognisable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television. A quick role call of these would include Neil Richardson (who composed the theme tune to Mastermind) and Barry Stoller (who wrote Match of the Day). The Simon Park Orchestra’s Eye Level, theme song to the BBC series Van der Valk, reached number one in 1973. CCS’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love was the theme tune to Top of the Pops. And so on. This album is not however a stroll through the TV memories of the mind, but an exploration of the serious contribution that these creative musicians have on the landscape of popular music in Britain. Here then is a guide to the amazing music of many of the composers (both well-known and obscure) responsible for some of the most widely known music ever to come out of Britain in the second-half of the 20th century.

Soul Jazz

LP Record

$25.99

Various Artists: TV Sound and Image

Vol 1: British Television Film & Library Composers 55-78

The 36 track album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Jonny Trunk (Trunk Records). TV Sound and Image features British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century. Aside from John Barry, whose work on the James Bond films made him a household name, or Tony Hatch and Laurie Johnson, the majority of composers featured here - Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Reg Tilsley, Syd Dale, Keith Papworth – remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognisable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television. A quick role call of these would include Neil Richardson (who composed the theme tune to Mastermind) and Barry Stoller (who wrote Match of the Day). The Simon Park Orchestra’s Eye Level, theme song to the BBC series Van der Valk, reached number one in 1973. CCS’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love was the theme tune to Top of the Pops. And so on. This album is not however a stroll through the TV memories of the mind, but an exploration of the serious contribution that these creative musicians have on the landscape of popular music in Britain. Here then is a guide to the amazing music of many of the composers (both well-known and obscure) responsible for some of the most widely known music ever to come out of Britain in the second-half of the 20th century.

101 DISTRIBUTION

LP Record

$25.99

Chris Macro (King Tubby / Wu-Tang Clan)

Wu-Tang Clan: King Tubby vs Wu-Tang: Macro Dubplates LP

Plain brown sleeve. Yellow and Black labels. New Zealand super producer CHRIS MACRO’s killer mash up between the WU TANG CLAN and dub pioneer KING TUBBY finally sees light of day on vinyl. 9 cuts including “BROOKLYN BATTLE AXE”,”MONEY RULES EVERYTHING”,”METHOD MAN MEETS FAT MAN”, “DUBBING IT RAW”, “CRIMINOLOGY MOVEMENT…

Macro Dubplates

LP Record

$16.00

Various

Soviet Funk Vol. 2 (Red/Black Split Color Vinyl)

SOVIET FUNK VOL 2 is another great compilation that takes a closer look at the more jazz infused side of PAVEL SYSOYEV’s signature Soviet Funk sound. Recorded between 1971 & 1976, it includes more complex compositions & a more aggressive playing style, yet still groovy. Red & black vinyl!

Secret Stash

LP Record

$18.98

British Television Film & Library Composers 55-78

British Television Film & Library Composers 55-78

The 36 track 2CD album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Jonny Trunk (Trunk Records). TV Sound and Image features British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century. Aside from John Barry, whose work on the James Bond films made him a household name, or Tony Hatch and Laurie Johnson, the majority of composers featured here - Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Reg Tilsley, Syd Dale, Keith Papworth – remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognisable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television. A quick role call of these would include Neil Richardson (who composed the theme tune to Mastermind) and Barry Stoller (who wrote Match of the Day). The Simon Park Orchestra’s Eye Level, theme song to the BBC series Van der Valk, reached number one in 1973. CCS’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love was the theme tune to Top of the Pops. And so on. This album is not however a stroll through the TV memories of the mind, but an exploration of the serious contribution that these creative musicians have on the landscape of popular music in Britain. Here then is a guide to the amazing music of many of the composers (both well-known and obscure) responsible for some of the most widely known music ever to come out of Britain in the second-half of the 20th century.

101 DISTRIBUTION

Audio CD

$22.99

Omar Khorshid

Guitar El Chark

Double CD reissue of the out-of-print vinyl edition. With an additional ten bonus tracks and a 14-page booklet in a tri-fold digipak. The late Omar Khorshid remains an iconic legend of the Arab world, though he’s received criminally little international acclaim. Born in Cairo in 1945, the glittering age of Egypt’s cultural reinvention, Khorshid was soon to become one of its luminaries and most well-known, if short-lived, voices. He is regarded as the greatest guitarist the Arab world has ever known. By the mid-’60s, Khorshid was established with his group Le Petit Chats, an Egyptian beat group modeled after the prevailing influence of Elvis and The Beatles. It was at this time that one of the reigning figures of contemporary Arabic music, Abdel Halim Hafez, asked Omar Khorshid to join his orchestra. With Baligh Hamdi composing, Hafez with Khorshid in place would create some of the most innovative modern sounds in the Arabic musical canon. Time with the Hafez orchestra offered Khorshid instant fame, and it wasn’t long before he was asked to play with the queen of Arab music, the voice of Egypt herself, Oum Kalthoum. Over the next few years, Khorshid became a well-established and integral part of the Arab musical landscape. He was featured heavily in live concerts, national TV and radio and studio recordings, playing for the leading artists of the day. The guitar had now become an essential ingredient in the Oriental orchestra. Khorshid began recording albums under his own name for the prestigious Lebanese record labels Voice Of The Orient and Voice Of Lebanon. Working with visionary engineer Nabil Moumtaz at Polysound studios in Beirut, Khorshid would take his music into some of the most progressive musical terrain of its time. The tracks included here in this retrospective are from the prolific span of Khorshid’s career in Beirut from 1973 to 1977. The venerable Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish best encapsulated this time in Lebanon: “unfortunately, it was paradise.” Khorshid’s prolific instrumental music enjoyed recognition that transcended class and status during the brief period he shone. It’s a testament to his immense talent and some of the finest guitar music the world has ever heard.

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$22.00

Various Artists

African Voices

The anthology African Voices takes us across the continent from north to the south on a voyage of discovery of the greatest contemporary singers. Some, including Cape Verde’s Cesaria Evora, South Africa’s Mahotella Queens, Gabon’s Pierre Akendengue and Angola’s Bonga, are already legends, while others, such as Guinea’s Sia Tolno, Reunion Island’s Nathalie Natiembé and Chad’s Mounira Mitchala, are now opening a new chapter in the history of African music.

LUSAFRICA

Audio CD

$21.00

Blousons Noirs

Blousons Noirs 1961-1962

2007 release. A must-have for every fan of weird music and people who dig Hasil Adkins, The Shaggs, Los Saicos and other types of primitive rock n’ roll. Taken from the WFMU blog: “I was half-expecting this LP that arrived featuring gobbledy-gook, electric-guitar-played-with-mittens French covers of ‘Johnny B Goode’ and ‘Be Bop A Lula’ to be some kind of elaborate prank on the Norton/Crypt crowd, but the Born Bad label’s JB Guillot assures us of the bonafide primitive genius of Les Blousons Noirs, whose 1961 and 1962 EPs have just been issued on a single LP. If this is indeed the case, these guys have ascended to the automatic altar of Hasil, King Usniewicz and the U-Turns for pure stupe-rock greatness, and even predate The Shaggs by half a decade. Says JB: ‘Maybe it’s the first proto punk/DIY in the world … if I have a good memory, ‘Chicken Walk’ (Hasil Adkins) is from 1961, too. Even in France, nobody knows Les Blousons Noirs, this band is really the greatest discovery of my life as a record-digger. I have searched for members of this band for five years, but to no avail. I have published want ads in national magazines, talked with all the biggest French ’60s collectors, etc.) but never found anything. I met an old guy who worked with ’60s bands from Bordeaux, and in his opinion, Les Blousons Noirs were a couple of “pieds noirs” (“black feet” — French people who lived in Algeria during the French colonization. The studio Guilain where both EPs were recorded was located on a street with a clothing manufacturer on it. The guy thinks the band worked at this manufacturer and that they were only in Bordeaux temporarily. It could be one of the reasons we have never found them.’ Wowza.” —Brian Turner, WFMU

Born Bad Records

Audio CD

$16.99

Las Malas Amistades

Maleza

Las Malas Amistades — “the bad influences” — are from Bogota, in Colombia; Maleza is their third album for Honest Jon’s. Lovingly assembled, it presents 28 exquisite variations of saudade (a Portuguese term associated with poetic notions of love and nostalgia), in an acoustic, post‐punk take on Tropicalismo — knockabout, impromptu, snapshot and sublime. Vice Magazine describes Las Malas Amistades’ music as “kind of like if the Young Marble Giants sang in Spanish and didn’t fully know how to play.” Maleza was recorded over a period of four years at member Humberto Junca’s house in the middle of a busy and chaotic neighborhood. One member illustrates, however, the record “sounds as peaceful and quiet as if it were recorded in some cave in the hills…If you read the lyrics for the songs in Maleza, you may think that these four years were especially eventful in the sentimental department. There is a lot of despair and anger and distrust, as if each one of us had looked for and found an especially ill‐suited person to go out with so we could write a couple of sad songs about the whole experience. But if you don’t read the lyrics and just listen to the music, both vocal and instrumental, you might get a different idea. It all sounds very peaceful and fragile, as if beneath that layer of anger there was always a melancholic yet hopeful stream.”

Honest Jon’s Records/Forced Ex

Audio CD

$16.99

Primary Contributor-Tex Soul And The Bayonets

Uto Nwa / Osi Na Ngada (Academy Special Single Series)

Contemporary Afro-funk aficionados need not feel inadequate for not having heard of the musicians known as Tex Soul - even at the peak of his brief career in the mid-1970s, he never approached widespread national recognition in his native Nigeria. Unheard-of in the dance halls and on the radio waves of the country’s principal metropolis of Lagos, Tex Soul was a hero in the Eastern city of Aba, where his prowess as the consummate entertainer lived as the stuff of local legend. As a performer who could dance like James Brown, play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix, and belt out a song with the soulfulness of ages, Tex Soul’s name was prefixed by the word ‘Showman, almost as a permanent honorific. Now Voodoo Funk and Academy Records are proud to expose this tragically overlooked artist to a new audience, digging deep to unearth the single Uto Nwa b/w Osi Na Ngada, recorded by Tex in 1972 with his early soul group The Bayonets, forgotten even by the hardest Aba scenesters!”

Academy LPs

7” Record

$11.00

Ondatropica

Punkero Sonidero / I Ron Man

The first single from Frente Cumbeiro’s Mario Galeano and Will “Quantic” Holland’s new all-star Colombian band Ondatrópica gets served up here as a DJ-friendly 7”. “Punkero Sonidero” is a raw, instrumental tune and with an analog synth bass and four-to-the-floor feel. “I Ron Man” is a drunken take on Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” with a tongue-in-cheek title — “ron” being “rum” in Spanish. Includes a free mp3 download of the release.

Soundway

7” Record

$13.98

Kluster

Zwei Osterei

Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei surpasses the earlier Klopfzeichen album by some distance in terms of its harsh noisiness and near brutal sonic attacks. Everything that was left of the revolutionary verve of the late 1960s seems to have been distilled into this music with a burning glass: aesthetic destruction to liberate the mind and ears for utopian designs; the definitive coalescence of art and pop into something completely new; unbridled musical freedom, coupled with a love of noise. Zwei Osterei is all of this. How unsettling Kluster’s music must have been for the professional avant-garde of the period (music journalists, critics etc.). Kluster turned pretty much everything associated with so-called progressive pop music on its head. No song structure, no rhythm, little more than muffled pulsation. No heroic poses, no transfigured gestures on stage. This attitude, or rather anti-attitude is particularly in evidence on track two of Zwei Osterei. Still no electronic instruments, just guitar, drums and non-musical sonic sources as Kluster unleash a sound spectacle which anticipates the industrial artists who emerged some years later. Conny Plank played a pivotal role as sound engineer with the relatively limited studio equipment available to him. His meticulous reading of the band’s intentions led to the creation of pure, electroacoustic music — loud, violent, real-time improvisation. Shrill feedback, tape echo loops and layers of sonic cascades dominate this section of the album. This was no longer psychedelic, nor “progressive.” It was more like sonic warfare, waged against all musical categories and conventions. Many a listener posed the rather helpless question “What is that supposed to be??… art? Music? A happening?” According to statements made by the band, none of the above. It was simply Kluster. A lofty claim which Zwei Osterei fulfills one hundred percent. Translated, the statement is nothing more nor less than a challenge to ignore the accumulated theory of art and music, with all the risks and side effects this entails. Back in 1970, Kluster could not have known that they were setting in motion a process which would endure until the present day. But they no doubt hoped as much.

Bureau B

LP Record

$17.99

Moebius & Tietchens

Moebius + Tietchens

LP version with CD. With Asmus Tietchens and Dieter Moebius, two artists counting among the greats of German avant-garde electronic music have come together. Both have been active for well over 30 years: Moebius (since 1970) as a member of Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia, as well as solo and in numerous collaborations (Brian Eno, Mani Neumeier, Conny Plank, Mayo Thompson and many more), and Tietchens (since 1979) almost exclusively as a solo artist, beginning in the fields of electronic music and musique concrète and later mainly in the realm of abstract music. Moebius + Tietchens is now their first collaboration in 32 years. With this album, Dieter Moebius and Asmus Tietchens fulfill a promise that they made 35 years ago. That is, in 1976, when the five musicians of Liliental completed the recordings for their eponymous album and again scattered to the winds, Moebius called out to Tietchens from the already-moving car: “We have to make a record together sometime.” At least that is the report of an ear-witness. Whether or not it’s true… In any case, both decided in 2011 to record the album which is now released. Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia), since the early years of Cluster, has neither lost his curiosity nor his eagerness for experimentation. On the contrary: he has downright cultivated them. Tietchens is not only a true aficionado of Cluster’s music and friend of the duo, but has also released countless albums of electronic music and musique concrète since the 1980’s — like Cluster, initially on Sky Records — then later only in the field of industrial and abstract music. Their album may come from out of the blue, but the large amount of overlap in the music of both artists made it a forgone conclusion to finally make good on the aforementioned promise. Thirteen pieces carry the album. These are thirteen ideas that could hardly be heterogeneous — no two pieces are similar. From the rough sketch to densely-gripping rhythms, one can clearly hear just what these two old masters of electronic music have in their arsenals. This is not a result of the routine that comes with so many years of experience, nor a thin portion of tired old recipes for success. Other than a few faint echoes of a bygone era (perhaps as a sentimental reminder), Moebius + Tietchens is an album that could only emerge from the here and now. It is contemporary, new music.

Bureau B

LP Record

$17.99

Orquesta Olivieri

A Swinging Combination [Vinyl LP]

Exact repro of this 1968 album. ’60s NYC boogaloo/Latin tracks.

Speed

LP Record

$14.00

Konkoma

Konkoma

Rooted in 1970s Ghana, KonKoma is the brainchild of saxophonist Max Grunhard and producer Ben Lamdin (Nostalgia 77). The idea was to create a band around two highly-esteemed Ghanaian musicians — Alfred Bannerman and Emmanuel Rentzos. Both are mercurial talents who over the years have graced the stage with the likes of Bobby Womack, Hugh Masekela and Peter Green as well as being long-term members of the Afro-rock band, Osibisa. London-based Afro-funk outfit KonKoma now present their self-titled debut. Ghana was the first destination of Soundway’s acclaimed compilation series with Ghana Soundz Afro-Beat, Funk And Fusion In 70’s Ghana (SNDW 001CD). It has been a long-held ambition for the label to work with a contemporary Ghanaian band who can push the country’s unique take on Afro-beat and highlife forward. KonKoma adds a progressive edge to their rich blend of Afro-funk, jazz, soul and traditional African rhythms as well as acknowledging the ’70s recordings that spawned the sound. Guitarist Alfred Bannerman, founding member of teenage Afro-rock band Boombaya (featured on the Soundway compilation Ghana Special) has remained one of the mainstays of the UK’s African music scene for more than 20 years. Keyboardist Emmanuel Rentzos has been playing alongside his fellow Ghanaian since the early 1970s when he was the lead singer of the young Ghanaian outfit Santrofi. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year, Soundway’s Ghana Soundz compilation featured amongst others, Ebo Taylor, who inspired a young Alfred Bannerman in his formative years growing up on Cape Coast. Ten years on from that inaugural release, Soundway have signed a living, breathing live re-birth of the music found on their seminal Ghanaian compilations.

Soundway

LP Record

$28.00

Cedric Brooks & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

One Truth

Tracklist:1. Occupation2. Rockfort Rock3. Sattamassagana4. Ethiopian Serenade5. Song For South Africa6. Grounation7. Peace & Love

Visions

LP Record

$16.99

Solo Banton

Music Addict EP

After three deadly discs in our Maffi series Solo Banton is back with a vengeance and a full EP,flinging big tunes, the mic and nunchuks alike with the ease of a Shaolin master that would evenhave made Mr. Miyagi proud.Starting the ride, “Music Addict” is setting fire to dancefloors with an almost pyromaniac delightwhile still nicing up the area big time. Solo continues to spin a yarn about your friendly neighbour-hood robbers in “Put It Back”, his belt buckle slashing out just as hard as the beats. Witness anepic martial arts battle in “Kung Fu Master”, when ‘Black Belt’ Banton enters the dojo, riding theknucklebuster basslines crane style and shows Jet Li how it should be done. Keeping up thefighting spirit and finishing the trip is “One Of The Greatest”, written during and about the people’sstruggle for freedom in the ‘Arab spring’ earlier this year.All tracks have been produced by disrupt, who fills in the gaps with “Arcade Addict” and “Last Blade”to guarantee an extra-smooth overall flow of the matter. (Older versions of those songs can befound in our net release section HERE and HERE).To celebrate the 10TH 12inch on Jahtari, Ellen from MyLordSound designed an extra-breathtakingcover in the tradition of the classic Scientist series.

ERNI

12” Record

$11.99

Don Carlos

Inna Dub Style: Rare Dubs 1979-1980

12 TRACKS: 1) Spread Out In Dub 2) My Brethren In Dub 3) Bosrock Dub 4) I’m Gonna Make You Love Dub 5) Big Mouth Dub 6) Conscious Rasta Dub 7) Booming Dub 8) Infra Red Dub 9) Move Me Dub 10) Baby Don’t Care For Dub 11) Tribulation Dub 12) Too Late To Dub

Jamaican Recordings

LP Record

$13.99

John Holt

500 Volts of Dub

2011 collection of Dub releases from the Reggae vocalist’s prime ’70s period. John Holt carries one of the finest and most versatile voices to come out of Jamaica. Whether it is fronting the great vocal group The Paragons who he joined around 1965 or from his extensive solo career which saw him covering every musical genre from Pop, Lovers, Soul and his much overlooked Roots period. 16 tracks.

Jamaican Recordings

LP Record

$15.99

Bunny Lee

Creation of Dub

King Tubby and Producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee are intertwined in the birth of dub music. Tubby’s vast knowledge of electronics and Bunny’s vast catalogue of rhythms would lay the foundations of what today is taken as a standard; remix or version cuts to an existing vocal tune. The pairs work together is celebrated on “Creation Of Dub”, another landmark album from the Tubby-Lee reggae axis. If you loved Jamaican Recordings King Tubby reissue LPs, then this should be on your shopping list too!

Jamaican Recordings

LP Record

$15.99

Lee Perry

Skanking With the Upsetter

Rare Dubs from Lee Perry 1971-74.

Jamaican Recordings

LP Record

$13.99

The Source

What Have I Done?

12” EP is brand new and unplayed.

Renegade Masters

12” Record

$10.99

Dillinger

Hard Times

*”All Killer No Filler” compilation of classic cuts by legendary Jamaican Deejay, Dillinger* “One of the most consistently successful DJ’s to come out of Jamaica, fondly remembered for his massive ‘Cocaine In My Brain’ hit from the great CB200 album and the later reworked ‘Marijuana In My Brain’ which gave Dillinger crossover hits in both England and Europe. But the versatile DJ has many more strings to his bow…We have taken our set of tunes from his classic mid 70s period when Mr Dillinger could do no wrong. Alongside the big ‘Cocaine’ and ‘Marijuana’ hits the great opening track ‘Love Is All I Bring’ sees him working over Alton Ellis ‘Still In Love With You’ which itself turned into ‘3 Piece Suite’. ‘Money Alone is Not All’ where he works over Barry Brown’s ‘Mr Money Man’, ‘Hear And Deaf’ working over Johnny Clarke’s ‘Nobodies Business’. ‘King Pharoah Was A Baldhead’ has him working Frankie Jones’ ‘Jesse Black’ cut. ‘Concubine’ reowrks the Mighty Diamond’s ‘Mother Winney’ and ‘Time So Hard’ sees Dillinger telling it liek it is over Ronnie Davis’ original ‘Time So Hard’ cut, empathizing the points in fine style. A classic set of tunes al ‘Killer No Filler’ from the master of rhyme himself we hope you agree…..”

Kingston Sounds

LP Record

$13.99

Lloyd Brevette With Skatalites

African Roots

African Roots collects the majority of Lloyd Brevette’s hits from the late ’70s. Not only was he a member of the influential Skatalites, but Brevette was one of ska’s major songwriters, and a number of artists — including Roland Alphonso, Lester Sterling and Tommy McCook — made his songs into hits with the assistence of producers like Duke Reid and King Tubby. There hasn’t been a compilation that chronicled all of his hit songs in this fashion, and African Roots, featuring all of his best-known and most popular songs, makes a strong case for his talents. ~ Leo Stanley, Rovi

Grover

LP Record

$12.99

Congos

Feast

2006 album from the legendary vocal Reggae group.

Kingston Sounds

LP Record

$15.99

Aggrovators

Dubbing It Studio One Style [Vinyl]

12 TRACKS: 1) The Search For Dub 2) I’m Still In Love With You 3) Ain’t That Loving Dub 4) Mean Girls Dub 5) Let Him Dub 6) Not Just Another Dub 7) Happy Go Lucky Dub 8) Come To Dub 9) It’s Raining Dub 10) The Dub Conqueror 11) Live & Learn Dub 12) Undying Dub

JAMAICAN RECORDINGS

LP Record

$12.99

Easy Star All-Stars

Easy Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band [Vinyl]

Following the widespread critical and commercial success of 2003 s Dub Side of the Moon and 2006 s Radiodread, Easy Star Records announces the Easy Star All-Stars complete reggae re-imagining of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album, titled Easy Star s Lonely Hearts Dub Band, is set for release April 14 on Easy Star Records and features guest vocals from an impressive list of reggae, dancehall and dub greats including Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Luciano, U Roy, Bunny Rugs (Third World), Ranking Roger (English Beat), Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul, Max Romeo and The Mighty Diamonds. The first single, With A Little Help From My Friends, featuring Luciano, will be released as an iTunes exclusive February 10. It will be paired with a b-side dub version featuring the legendary U Roy.Dub Side of the Moon, (Easy Star s reggae tribute to Pink Floyd s Dark Side of the Moon) is one of the most successful reggae albums of the 21st century and spent over five years on Billboard s Top Reggae Chart. Mojo selected the record as the second greatest cover album of all time. Radiodread, which tackled Radiohead s OK Computer, spent over 18 months on Billboard s Top Reggae Chart and earned praise from Radiohead themselves.Of the decision to infuse reggae into the Beatles classic, producer Michael Goldwasser says We ve focused on re-envisioning concept albums as reggae and it s really important that the source material works as a whole and is not just a collection of songs. So, what better to take on next than the mother of all concept albums?Goldwasser is once more the musical mastermind behind this album, having arranged and produced the music, assembled the musicians and guest artists and played guitar throughout. Goldwasser is joined by Victor Rice (bass), Victor Ticklah Axelrod (keyboards) and Patrick Dougher & Eddie Ocampo (drums, percussion). Members of the touring version of the Easy Star All-Stars also contribute, including Ras I Ray, Jenny Hill, Buford O Sullivan, Ivan Katz, Kirsty Rock, Tamar-kali, Junior Jazz and Menny More. In addition to producing six albums for Easy Star, Goldwasser has produced albums for Corey Harris, Hatikva 6 and others, and has had compositions featured in the motion pictures Failure To Launch and Woody Allen s Cassandra s Dream.

Easy Star

LP Record

$17.99

Various

Roots Music: A Kingston Sounds Sampler

LP is brand new.

Kingston Sounds

LP Record

$12.99

Mungo’s Hi-Fi

Forward Ever

Mungo s Hi Fi are at the controls delivering their latest productions featuring megatons of talent from a dream lineup of MCs. Mungo’s Hi Fi champion the evolution of reggae, dub and dancehall music and are reinvigorating soundsystem culture. They have developed formidable live shows, touring every corner of the globe, but always sounding best when giving their own speakers a workout. They have collaborated with foundation veterans including Ranking Joe, Earl 16 and Sister Nancy as well as frequent shows with Kenny Knots, Solo Banton, Mr Williamz, YT and Scotland’s own lyrical legend Soom T. Their live work feeds directly into the studio productions. Mungo’s crucial releases, mainly on their own Scotch Bonnet label, have topped the reggae bestsellers on numerous occasions. ‘Soundsystem Champions’, their previous album released in 2008, has turned many on to their sounds and there has long been a clamour for a follow up. Forward Ever is a distilled concoction of soundsystem smashers that are taking the world by storm and engaging widespread new interest in bass culture with contemporary music that hasn t lost its roots. Forward Ever has originated and evolved in the Jamaican soundsystem tradition, capturing spontaneous moments from live sessions and taking them fresh into the studio. Each track has been picked for the positive reaction it has received when played out and the album has been compiled how Mungo s Hi Fi would play it in the dance. The album kicks off with the late great Sugar Minott s dubplate intro in a Scrubadub Style on Mungo s Greetings riddim, recorded in Scotland shortly before the legend s passing. Then comes an ode to diversity in the shape of Everyman Different with Rasta Pacey covering Errol Dunkley s hit, treating it to a massive rolling bassline. The tempo speeds up when Charlie P takes the mic and rips it up with his infectious Skidip on a pumping version of Billy Jean. Then it s lyrics time as Mr Williamz fires out Computer Age , talking about the advance of technology. You are guaranteed to have at least your head nodding by this point, and then it goes next level with Kenny Knots stonking Gimme Gimme on Mungo s Bogle riddim, bringing up the vibes with appeals for more love. This drops into a digital groove as Pupa Jim s poignant Boat People reminds us of the contemporary realities of inequality and injustice. Anger at comfortable complacency grows when YT is moved to Scream about the situation over Mungo s Bad From riddim, and the Babylon-beating steps up as Omar Perry confirms that Dem No Like It . Soom T brings things back to a personal level with her tale of a Bad Bad Boy over an updated ska riddim before we settle in to a New York Boogie with Ranking Levy s laidback foundation DJ style. Zeb And Scotty bring more oldschool dancehall vibes as they invite us to Warm Up and the digital reggae sounds continue with Biga Ranx and his evocation of soundsystem culture Session Pon Top . Then Soom T is back with machine gun lyrics challenging MCs to test the Soundboy Police which drops big time as Mr Williamz returns to present Musically Mad over the fattest bassline yet. The session is rounded off with a ganja anthem in the shape of High Grade featuring Gentleman s Dub Club building to a two tone mosh pit crescendo. Double LP version mastered at D&M Berlin is pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl and comes in a stylish gatefold sleeve.

Scotch Bonnet

2 X LP

$23.99

Prince Fatty

Supersize

Prince Fatty sound is designed to dub your feet with Rock Steady beats and stimulate brain waves in a jazz-like way… delivered in an up-beat, positive and organic funk fashion. Mixed in an analog haze of vintage spring reverbs, tape echoes and custom hi-grade mixing console, Prince Fatty won’t disappoint the lovers of the early 70’s sound.

Mr Bongo

LP Record

$14.99

Various

Ska Ba Dip: The Essential King Edwards

14 TRACKS: 1) Upsetters - Scandalizing 2) Baba Brooks - Musical Workshop 3) Bobby Aitken - Together 4) Shenley Duffus - Digging A Ditch 5) Higgs & Wilson - Gone Is Yesterday 6) Roland Alphonos - Shuffle Duck 7) Charmers - You Don’t Know 8) Upcoming Willows - Red China 9) Shenley Duffus - Heariso 10) Lloyd Briscoe - Jonah (The Master) 11) Eric Morris - Ungodly People 12) Patrick & Edwards All Stars - Iron Curtain 13) Andy & Clyde - We Have To Part 14) Roy & Cornell - Salvation

King Edwards

LP Record

$12.99

Horace Andy

Horace Andys Dub Box: Rare Dubs 1973-1976

Considering the high quality of Horace Andy’s canon, to speak of any one period as his best is absurd, yet still the songs the singer cut for Bunny Lee in the mid-’70s are undeniably superb, and remain fan favorites. Many of these singles were re-recordings of Andy’s earlier Studio One hits, among them “Skylarking,” “Money Is the Root of All Evil” (it’s title shortened to “Money Money”), and “Just Say Who,” all now driven by the fiery backings of the Aggrovators. During this period, Lee was making ample use of the talents of King Tubby, handing the remixer a plethora of platters to work his magic on, including, of course, Andy’s. Fourteen of the resulting simmering, sizzling versions are gathered up here on Rare Dubs. The dubmaster’s work is phenomenal, while his acolytes Prince Jammy, Scientist, and Prince Philip Smart, who occasionally took a hand at the controls, are already showing their skills. Vast, booming beats, thundering basslines, vocals and chords echoing into the distance, guitars and keyboards slicing through the thick, dense atmospheres, all merging into the ether to make this album dub at its mightiest. A spectacular set of riddims deconstructed and rebuilt into fiercesome aural assaults, a tribute to all involved. ~ Jo-Ann Greene, Rovi

Jamaican Recordings

LP Record

$14.99

Various

Man About Ska Town

14 TRACKS: 1) Lester Sterling - Man About Town 2) Bobby Aitken - Little Girl 3) Douglas Brothers - Down & Out 4) Eric Morris - Love Can Make A Man 5) Blues Blenders - Girl Next Dorr 6) Duke White - You Are Mine 7) Andy & Clyde - Never Be A Slave 8) Lloyd Briscoe - Mr. Cleveland 9) Ronald Wilson & Roland Alphonso - Kinston 11 10) Roy Panton & Cornell Campbell - Sweetest Girl 11) Shenley Duffus - La La La 12) Patrick & Edwrdas All Stars - Easy To Remember 13) Andy & Clyde - Lonesome 14) Cornell Campbell - Gloria

King Edwards

LP Record

$12.99

Various

Ninja Turtle Vol. 3

1) Cutty Ranks - Liberty2) Daddy Lizard - Kill Bow Cat3) Peter Metro - Boysie4) Clement Irie - Loving Me Need5) Papa San - Mandella Come6) Flourgon - Say No7) Daddy Lizard - Kill Sound Boy8) Lady Venus - Friend Me Mate9) Junie Ranks - X-Rated10) Wayne Fire - Who Say Man Done

Penthouse

LP Record

$7.99

Various

Penthouse Party Mix 8

2 TRACKS: 1) Side A: Continuous Mix With Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Richie Stephens, Cutty Ranks, Terry Ganzie, Michael Rose, Etc. 2) Side B: Continuous Mix With Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Richie Stephens, Cutty Ranks, Terry Ganzie, Michael Rose, Etc.

Penthouse

LP Record

$4.99

Various

Penthouse Dancehall Hits 9

10 TRACKS: 1) Buju Banton - My Woman Now 2) Jack Radics - Hang On In There 3) Thriller U - Anything For You 4) Twiggi - I Don’t Wanna Lose You 5) Lebanchulah & Sugar Black - You Are So Beautiful 6) Buju Banton - Love Wizard 7) Marcia Griffiths - Way I Feel About You 8) Beres Hammond - Real Love 9) Lenky - Hogans Heroes 10) Audrey Hall - Falling In Love

Penthouse

LP Record

$4.99

Sly & Robbie

Meet Bunny Lee at Dub Station

Tracklist:Dub TakeoverNobodies DubA Dub TribulationLiquidator DubAfrican Dub Child [part 1]None Shall Escape The House Of DubLegalise The DubSatta Massa DubA Bad Way To DubDub To The RootsZion Gates Of DubLooking In The Eyes Of DubAfrican Dub Child [part 2]Moving Out Of Dubland

JAMAICAN RECORDINGS

LP Record

$13.99

Earl Zero

And God Said to Man

12 TRACKS: 1) And God Said To Man 2) Musical Army 3) You’re Gonna Fall 4) Wake Up Dub 5) New Day Has Come 6) New Dub 7) None Shall Escape The Judgment 8) Judgment Dub 9) In A Thankful Mood 10) Thankful Dub 11) Root Of David 12) Jericho Dub

A-Lone Productions

LP Record

$15.99

Various

Soul Jazz Records Presents Steppas Delight, Vol. 2: Dubstep Present to Future, Pt. 1

Second volume of Soul Jazz Records’ Steppers Delight series of killer dubstep tracks – a mixture of new exclusives alongside the cream of recent dubstep 12”s over the last year.Featuring monster tunes from the likes of Joker, Benga, Martyn, Ramadanman, Appleblim and Pangaea, as well as killer exclusives from King Midas Sound, LD, Cluekid, Kutz, Mr Lager feat. Alys Be and loads more.This release is a continuation of Soul Jazz Records’ prolific Dubstep releases such as the Box of Dub And Steppers Delight Vol 1 albums as well as the many singles from the likes of Digital Mystikz, Skream, Ramadanman, Cotti, Kode9, Ladybug, Warrior Queen and many more.Steppas’ Delight 2 is made up of important tracks from the originators of the scene, as well as current new wave producers and exclusive unreleased cuts. 100% Essential!Complete with extensive sleeve-notes, interviews and exclusive photographs, this album comes as a deluxe-double CD pack with booklet and two heavyweight tripe-vinyl LP editions.

Soul Jazz

3 X LP

$24.99

Soul Jazz Presents 100% Dynamite NYC

Vol. 1-Soul Jazz Presents 100% Dynamite NYC [Vinyl]

An essential guide to the Dancehall Reggae/Hip-Hop clash that ruled New York in the early 1990s as Shinehead, Supercat, Mad Lion, Bobby Konders and many more rewrote the rules of Dancehall, Reggae and Rap. Killer heavyweight tracks, non-stop. Essential!From Kool Herc onwards, Jamaicans who grew up in New York City have played pivotal roles in the development of the city’s musical identity. Hip-Hop, born in the Bronx, was always hot-wired to Jamaica and in the 1990s the two became inextricably joined when reggae met rap in New York City.??Dynamite NYC brings together the many artists who created this unique scene, linking together two of the world’s most important musical cultures – hip-hop and reggae.?In the early 1990s, Jamaican dancehall - including artists from this home-grown New York scene - became the subject of close scrutiny by the US major record industry who, having made vast profits from hip-hop, searched out Jamaican or Jamaican-descended artists who could potentially crossover into the vast US hip-hop market. Jamaican dancehall artists were signed to big US contracts (Yellowman, Supercat, Capleton, Shabba Ranks). And New York, previously a satellite town of Kingston for visiting Jamaican artists, but now with its own unique dancehall scene became a focal point as artists such as Shinehead, Red Foxx, Jamal-Ski, Mad Lion, and others were quickly signed up to major record companies.??100%Dynamite NYC features these and many other New York reggae/hip-hop crossover artists in this first album to feature the music from this scene.REVIEWS“100%Dynamite NYC is a proper block party selection. What moves this from wicked to essential is its documentation of the cross-pollination between reggae and hip-hop.” FACT“ Soul Jazz gives proof that Yankee-Caribbean fusions run deep and they also make it an enjoyable lesson.” The INDEPENDENT

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various Artists

Studio One Rockers

Following on from the success of the 100% Dynamite series, here we enter the vaults of the most important Reggae label of all time, Studio One. 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. Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music. 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”. The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records. This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s. “Compilation of the month. 100% Essential” SEVEN “Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome” MUZIK “A who’s who of Jamaican music” MUSICWEEK “An essential slice of musical history” WAX “The most credible compilation of reggae you can possibly buy” LATER “A perfect intro into Jamaica music” NME

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various Artists

Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound

Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound. Tropicalia is one of the most significant cultural movements in Brazil encompassing music, film, visual art and theatre. ‘Tropicalia’ is the first album to bring together all the key artists involved in the movement – Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Gal Costa and more. The Tropicália movement was born in 1968, a momentous year around the world. It was the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, the Prague Spring, the Chicago Convention, the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the student rebellion in France, civil rights, the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union and the birth of the women’s movement. In Brazil, army violence that killed three protesters in the opening months of 1968 failed to keep students from protesting the four-year-old repressive Brazilian military dictatorship. It was against this extraordinary backdrop that Tropicália arrived. As a coherent movement allied to worldwide political and cultural unrest, Tropicália lasted little more than a year, yet it had – and continues to have – a profound effect on Brazilian society. Mixing psychedelic rock, avant-garde musique concrete (tape loops, sound experiments), samba, funk and soul, Tropicália was so radical – and its social implications so politically profound - that its leading protagonists, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, were arrested, imprisoned and finally exiled in 1969. Tropicália’s unique ideology mixed high art with mass culture. Tropicália created musical and cultural anarchy, a revolution in Brazilian sound with a legacy later to be internationally championed by such diverse artists as David Byrne, Beck, Kurt Cobain, Stereolab, The Bees and Tortoise. Tropicália artists loved the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. They loved such forgotten Brazilian musical radio heroes as Dorival Caymmi, Luis Gonzaga and Orlando Silva as much as they were interested in the avant-garde of John Cage and Stockhausen. The Tropicália artists loved Joao Gilberto even though the rise of Tropicália in many ways resulted in the demise of Bossa Nova, the elegant Brazilian music that had swept to international prominence at the start of the Sixties. REVIEWS “Essential! The vibrant sound of late 60’s Brazil” Q MAGAZINE”A near perfect primer to Brazilian psychedelica” TIME OUT”An exhilarating blend of Bossa Nova, acid rock and avant-garde samba, funk and soul” MOJO “Subversive, psychedelic and rocking. A superlative compilation” THE GUARDIAN (CD of the Week)

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various

Brazil Bossa Beat! Bossa Nova and the Story of Elenco Records, Brazil

Following on from our Bossa Nova album and deluxe book (compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker) comes this incredible collection of bossa nova tracks from Brazil’s infamous Elenco Records, the legendary record label whose releases represent a who’s who of bossa nova artists in Brazil in the 1960s – Vinicius de Moraes, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell, Nara Leao and many, many more.This deluxe CD-pack comes with a massive 75-page book (and superb limited double heavyweight gatefold vinyl edition) containing extensive text on the music of Elenco Records and the story of the label, whose iconic output represented the pinnacle of Bossa Nova music in Brazil during this celebrated era.The best artists, the best designs, the best music, the best everything! – Elenco is the definitive Bossa Nova label (the equivalent of Studio One in Reggae, Blue Note in Jazz etc).None of these tracks have ever before been released outside of Brazil, and have over the years Elenco releases have become the holy grail for fans and collectors alike of Brazilian music.Elenco’s superb, high quality output featured all the bossa nova major artists and defined everything that was great in bossa nova and Brazilian music with stunning graphics and sophisticated sound.The booklet comes complete with a gallery section featuring the iconic designs of Cesar G. Villela whose covers defined bossa nova – stylish, cool and hip.Essential for anyone interested in Bossa Nova and the music of Brazil!

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various

Studio One Kings

Studio One’s list of singers launched at the famous label reads like a roll call of Jamaican music. Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne and more. This album features classic and rare tracks that span the breadth of the legendary Studio One catalogue: Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Lovers and more from the 1960s and 70s. Sleeve-notes are by Chris Salewicz, the acclaimed writer who has written books on Joe Strummer, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones and many more.

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various

Dub Echoes

Soul Jazz Records’ journey into Dub and beyond, released to coincide with the new DVD film. Featuring an array of both legendary and current artists and producers connected to Dub.This monster double CD / triple LP is a lightning journey through Dub featuring Jamaican originators such as King Tubby, Lee Perry, Prince Jammy and Bunny Lee, alongside electronic futurists and Dubstep artists such as Kode9, Harmonic 313 (Warp) and LV (Hyperdub), as well as hip hop pioneer Roots Manuva and original junglist Congo Natty. Musical worlds collide as Francois Kervorkian meets Jamaican DJ legend U-Roy, and German techno giants Rhythm & Sound meet Cornell Campbell.This album is a celebration of all things Dub and related, featuring rare classics alongside new tracks from the pioneers and futurists of this electronic musical form.

Soul Jazz

3 X LP

$24.99

Sugar Minott

Brown Sugar - Granulated Sugar

Record is unplayed, but jacket has some minor ringwear / edgewear / creasing.

Black Roots

LP Record

$9.99

Studio 1 Roots

Studio One Roots, Vol. 2 [Vinyl]

This album delves deeper into the vaults of the legendary Jamaican Reggae label and features rare and classic roots as well as an unprecedented seven unreleased tracks that up till now have never seen the light of day. Roots and Rastafarian music was being recorded at Studio One by Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd from the early 1960s into the 1990s and this album reflects the depth and diversity of roots music at the label. From the slow-ska of Dudley Sibbley, to the deep instrumental jazz cuts of Cedric Im Brooks over classic roots rhythms to Winston Mathews stunning, eerie version of Bob Marley and the Wailers ‘Sun Is Shining’. Souljazz. 2005

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various

Studio One Soul, Vol. 2

Studio One Soul 2 is the long awaited second volume of one of the largest selling Soul Jazz/Studio One titles, Studio One Soul. Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson. Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One –few of which have ever been on CD - all lovingly digitally re-mastered for this release. The vinyl edition also comes on super-loud double vinyl.

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Various Artists

300% Dynamite!

Third in the series. From dancehall classics ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’ to Sister Nancy’s ‘Ba-Bam’ to the kings of ska & rockk steady such as Prince Buster, Hopeton Lewis & Lee Perry & everything in between. 1999 release.

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Wayne Smith / Patrick Andy

Show-Down Vol. 7

NEW SEALED COPY10 Tracks - A1: Patrick Andy - Modeling Woman A2: Patrick Andy - Unity A3: Patrick Andy - Smiling Face A4: Patrick Andy - Red Rose A5: Patrick Andy - Pretty Face B1: Wayne Smith - Wanted B2: Wayne Smith - Run A Come

Empire Records

LP Record

$13.99

Various

Studio One Rude Boy

The latest Studio One release to be released on Soul Jazz Records features another fine selection of classic artists from the foundation label of Reggae. Rude Boys are synonymous with Jamaican Dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of Sir Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid’s first sound-clashes in Kingston. Studio One Rude Boy features artists and songs about rude boys and rude boy culture from all periods of Studio One’s history. The album features Ska, Rocksteady, DJs, Roots and Dub.The album features classic tracks from Jamaica’s finest singers and groups such as The Wailers, John Holt, the Wailing Souls, Dennis Brown alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as Mr Foundation, Dudley Sibbley and The Soul Brothers all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. All the eighteen tracks have been newly digitally re-mastered for this album and the album comes with full sleevenotes, photos and text making this another essential Studio One Reggae release for connoisseurs of Reggae and newcomers alike. 2006.

Soul Jazz

2 X LP

$21.99

Bad Manners / Specials / Selecter +

Dance Craze: The Best Of British Ska …

Sleeve is clean with sharp corners and edges. Bottom corner of sleeve is cut off, sticker on front and slight ring wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny with only light surface scuffing that does not effect play.

Chrysalis

LP Record

$14.99

Burning Spear

Marcus Garvey [Vinyl]

Sleeve is clean with sharp corners but has a slightly bent corner. Vinyl has some surface scuffing that does not effect play but is over all looks good.

Simply Music UK

LP Record

$35.99

Various Artists

Bombshell Baby of Bombay

Featuring 12 tracks of bouncing BOLLYWOOD NIGHTCLUB music, recorded between 1959-1972. The Bollywood industry has alwayes loved anything that draws the crowds into the cinema, and allready in the early 50‘s it proved that the SEXY NIGHT CLUB SCENE was a big crowd puller in prudish India. Set in a dark club with a moody jazz or R&R band, a scarcely dressed vamp sipping whiskey and smoking cigarettes – would perform sexy hip shakes that set the whole male audience on fire. Needless to say that these CLUB DANCES contain some of the most exciting cross-over music ever made, mixing sitars and tablas with jazz, beat and rock & roll. On this album 12 tracks of the golden years night club music, including the classic GUMNAAM and LOAFER and many nuggets that we‘ve freshly dug up for you like the beatlesque sitar groover PRIYA and the infuriated bongo killer madness of KALA BAZAR.TRACK LISTING1 R.D. Burman – KATI PATANG – Mera Naam Hai Shabnam – Asha Boshle – 19702 Shankar-Jaikishan – GUMNAAM – Jan Pahechan Ho – Mohd. Rafi – 19653 SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI – Ek Bottle Hogal Mein – Kishore Kumar & Asha Boshle – 19714 O.P. Nayyar – KISMAT – One Two Three Baby – Asha Boshle & Mahendra Kapoor – 19685 Laxmikant-Pyarelal – LOAFER – Kahan Hai Woh Diwana – Asha Boshle – 19726 Shankar-Jaikishan – ANARI – 1956, 1957, 1958 – Lata Mangeshkar & Manna Dey – 19597 Chitragupta – HAMARA ADHIKAR – Bum Pam Bum Pam Pa Ra Ra – Kishore Kumar & Asha Boshle – 19718 S.D. Burman – KALA BAZAR – Sambhalo Sambhalo Apna Dil – Asha Boshle – 19609 O.P. Nayyar – KISMAT – Title Music – 196810 Kalyanji-Anandji – PRIYA – Pretty Pretty Priya – Anand Prayag & Chorus – 196811 Shankar-Jaikishan – EK PHOOL CHAR KANTE – Bombshell Baby of Bombay – Iqbal Singh – 196012 Title Kalyanji-Anandji – BLUFF MASTER – Title Music – 1962-The Bombay Connection

Bombay Connection

2 X LP

$26.99

Ike Reiko

You, Baby

This sexy sultry silly slab of seventies Japanese exotica, now on vinyl!Some of you are probably hip to the Pinky Violence films of early seventies Japan, especially with a handful of recently reissued dvd’s, an eye popping, mind blowing combination of not so subtle eroticism, extreme ultraviolence and over the top ACTION! The twist, being that the brutalizers tended to be bad ass Japanese women, cat fighting, beating the crap out of men, always seeming to be clad in boots and with their shirts ‘accidentally’ torn open to reveal their breasts. Which miraculously never kept them from kicking still more ass! What’s not to love?Sort of in concert with the movies, a whole genre of erotic music was spawned, Iroke Kayoyoku, a bastardized version of a more popular music, sexed up as it were with chanteuse like crooning, but most important of all, an amazing array of moaning and groaning and cooing and giggling, as if in the throes of EXTREME passion. And at the time, 1971 (THAT seemingly perfect musical year!) this was indeed pretty dang racy and risque.The sound is a blend of soft core soundtrack music, groove jazz, playful exotica, a little Spaghetti Western, with Herb Alpert horns, fluttering jazz flutes, Spanish guitars, smokey sax, hip shaking rhythms, marimbas and xylophones, very moody and dreamy sometimes, wild and playful at others, but always with Reiko’s sexy croon, and of course her very convincing sounds of passion, including an unexpected bout of spanking at one point (!) accompanied by the proper breathless exhalations of pain/pleasure.Wow! Wild and fun and sexy, but so so strange. Highly recommended for sure. - Aquarius Records

Bamboo

LP Record

$23.99

Witch

We Intend to Cause Havoc

WITCH is the best known Zamrock ensemble – they succeeded in releasing five albums in Zamrock’s 70s heyday. Although there have been two previous WITCH reissues by the Shadoks company, this 6LP box set marks the first time that their entire catalog – including rare, 7″-only tracks, all restored and remastered from the original tapes – has been available outside of Zambia.WITCH’s first two, self-produced albums – Introduction and In The Past, released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry – are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown. Their third album, Lazy Bones!!, is the band’s masterpiece – a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk. The band’s last two albums – Lukombo Vibes and Including Janet, recorded after the band toured with Osibisa – make use of traditional Zambian rhythms and folk melodies. They are the most “afro-rock” of WITCH’s oeuvre.These 54 rare and unreleased songs are presented as a 6 individual LPs – each with the original cover art – housed in a slipcase box with a 16 page booklet. The 6 LP box set is limited to 1000 pieces. More photos of each format, and a download of the restored master of WITCH’s “Introduction,” are below.

Now Again

LP Boxset

$99.99

Ustad Abdul Karim Khan

1934-1935

More than seventy years since his death in 1937, Ustad Abdul Karim Khan retains his reputation as one of the greatest singers India ever produced. Possessed of an elastic, honed voice that poured out like mercury, he influenced generations of singers including Mohammed Rafi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and Pandit Pran Nath. Born at the end of the 19th century to a family of musicians that extended back in time for centuries, his art was formed in the culture of the courts of the maharajas under British colonialism but was changed by his genius and imagination and a life marked by sacrifices for love, unsatisfied ambition, abandonment and heartbreak. These performances were culled from sessions made during his peak final years 1934-1935, newly transferred and restored and with extensive notes by Ian Nagoski.

IMPORTANT RECORDS

Audio CD

$15.00

Omar Khorshid

Guitar El Chark

Double CD reissue of the out-of-print vinyl edition. With an additional ten bonus tracks and a 14-page booklet in a tri-fold digipak. The late Omar Khorshid remains an iconic legend of the Arab world, though he’s received criminally little international acclaim. Born in Cairo in 1945, the glittering age of Egypt’s cultural reinvention, Khorshid was soon to become one of its luminaries and most well-known, if short-lived, voices. He is regarded as the greatest guitarist the Arab world has ever known. By the mid-’60s, Khorshid was established with his group Le Petit Chats, an Egyptian beat group modeled after the prevailing influence of Elvis and The Beatles. It was at this time that one of the reigning figures of contemporary Arabic music, Abdel Halim Hafez, asked Omar Khorshid to join his orchestra. With Baligh Hamdi composing, Hafez with Khorshid in place would create some of the most innovative modern sounds in the Arabic musical canon. Time with the Hafez orchestra offered Khorshid instant fame, and it wasn’t long before he was asked to play with the queen of Arab music, the voice of Egypt herself, Oum Kalthoum. Over the next few years, Khorshid became a well-established and integral part of the Arab musical landscape. He was featured heavily in live concerts, national TV and radio and studio recordings, playing for the leading artists of the day. The guitar had now become an essential ingredient in the Oriental orchestra. Khorshid began recording albums under his own name for the prestigious Lebanese record labels Voice Of The Orient and Voice Of Lebanon. Working with visionary engineer Nabil Moumtaz at Polysound studios in Beirut, Khorshid would take his music into some of the most progressive musical terrain of its time. The tracks included here in this retrospective are from the prolific span of Khorshid’s career in Beirut from 1973 to 1977. The venerable Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish best encapsulated this time in Lebanon: “unfortunately, it was paradise.” Khorshid’s prolific instrumental music enjoyed recognition that transcended class and status during the brief period he shone. It’s a testament to his immense talent and some of the finest guitar music the world has ever heard.

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$18.99

2

Neung Phak

In the pantheon of Western-tilted South East Asian tribute groups, Oakland, California’s Neung Phak (pronounced: “Noong PAHK”) have carved out a decade’s worth of inspired and unique recordings and performance since their 2001 debut, (birthed as a spin-off from legendary Bay Area group Mono Pause). Galvanized by exposure to thousands of South East Asian cassette tapes, LPs and radio broadcasts harvested during years of travels (co-founder Mark Gergis is a key conspirator with international record label Sublime Frequencies), the 7-piece group play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere, using a variety of Western and non-Western instruments. Neung Phak delivers international sounds that trade the gloss and sheen of so-called “World Music” for the energy and unpredictability you can find when you’re somewhere else. After two releases on Abduction and several performances and tours, Neung Phak have returned with their second full-length studio LP. 2 showcases molam-folk pop and acid-rock hauntings from Thailand’s yesterday and today, Javanese dancefloor dangdut, and Cambodian instrumental dramas — all retold in inimitable Neung Phak parlance. The stunning Indonesian pop gem, “Bang Toyib,” features guest Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on Bahasa vocals. Thai dance-pop cuts “Poot” and “Poo Jud” feature veteran singer Diana Hayes. The damning “Fucking USA” was purportedly recorded in a North Korean studio — and the epic retelling of the classic southern Thai-styled “Sat Chatri” closes down the album in sprawling, psychedelic form.

Abduction Records

Audio CD

$14.99

Various Artists

Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

Dabke is the celebratory music and dance found throughout the Levantine Middle East. By the mid-1990s, a new wave of high-energy electronic dabke music had emerged — to be heard at weddings, parties and cassette-stalls region-wide. New wave dabke was first introduced to Western ears by way of Omar Souleyman and his northeastern Syrian sounds. This collection presents a hypnotic and diverse selection of electrified dabke dance cuts from a region in the south of Syria known as the Houran. The Houran refers to a swathe of south Syria and northwestern Jordan, beginning just below Damascus, and encompassing the Syrian cities of Daraa, Suweida, Bosra and the Golan Heights. Its populations include Syrians, Bedouin, Druze, Palestinians and Jordanians — and this unique confluence of cultures is evident throughout these tracks. Hourani dabke is relentless and commanding, driven by heavy rhythms and weaving synthesizers. Long passages of intense musical fervor are punctuated by fierce male vocals, belting out calls for the audience to dance, alongside the lyrical laments and tributes to love and lust. But the sound of the Houran is best defined by the mijwiz — a double-reed bamboo flute famed for its droney overtones as well as shrill, buzzing melodic lines achieved by circular breathing techniques. Historically, Hourani dabke was played with mijwiz, hand percussion and narrative vocal chants. Electronic beats have inevitably embellished the contemporary sound, magnifying the intensity — and the mijwiz players have taken their craft to the microphone, in order to maintain the instrument’s prominence over the resulting volume. The sampled mijwiz sound has its own specific qualities and in recent years, can even be heard in combination with its organic counterpart. The recordings featured in this collection were captured live to the mixing desk during weddings and parties throughout the Houran during the 1990s and 2000s, and represent a mere sliver of the sounds found in tape and disc vendors throughout the region. Limited pressing of 1,000.

Sham Palace

LP Record

$19.98

Various Artists

Skanish Sound: Jamaican Influenced

…1964-1972. Trying to pinpoint the influence of Jamaican music on Spanish pop in the ’60s and ’70s, taking into account the sociopolitical situation in Spain, is like a script from Spanish director Luis García Berlanga. Despite Spanish public fervor for the suggestive, hot melodies coming from the Antilles, the Francoist censors tried to avoid any general lack of inhibition, minimizing the impact of the music’s most enticing elements on Spanish soil. In the margins, apart from sterile regime-promoted national flamenco and sleep-inducing ballads, one could find few black elements in Spanish pop. At that time they were found in their Latin form: rumba and salsa and even sometimes something like Afrobeat. So it was necessarily the case that only the less suspicious artists had an opportunity to copy what they could get their hands on from that treasure island. The first vibrations that arrived to Spain from Jamaica, via England, came in the form of records. Given the difficulties, none of the artists collected here would have had access to the original recordings nor to Jamaican radio. Clearly then, their method of absorption and assimilation was that of musicians the world over: they heard it, they liked it, they copied it. And if any Spanish musician active in the 1960s claims to have set foot in Jamaica, it was all but impossible. At most, some Spanish pioneers were lucky enough to cross the Pond in the 1960s as cruise ship musicians. In any case, it’s uncertain whether any of the players on this compilation came into contact with Jamaica by natural route. Equally uncertain is the occurrence of concerts by Jamaican artists in 1960s Spain. Therefore, what we have here is a captivating collection of tracks (mainly covers but also a few originals) which mix the enthusiasm and fascination of musicians who were captivated by the sounds coming from Jamaica. At times, the results they achieved fit within the expected sounds of the genre, but sometimes their efforts produced a mixture, whether intentionally or due to better intentions than skill, which gave Jamaican music a uniquely Spanish character. Most tracks reissued for the first time. Includes 4-page insert of informative liner notes by compiler Txarly Brown along with record sleeves and artist photos.

Vampisoul

LP Record

$22.00

Can

Lost Tapes

Spoon Records and Mute are delighted to announce the release of Can — The Lost Tapes, the long awaited box set of unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material. The Lost Tapes was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, compiled by Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore, and edited by Jono Podmore. When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to Gronau. Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on these until Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore started to go through over 30 hours of music. What they found was years of archived material, not outtakes, but rather tracks which had been shelved for a variety of reasons. This set includes material never released anywhere. Housed in a 10x10” square box in the style of an old tape reel container; includes 24-page booklet with sleeve notes from Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison.

Mute

Audio CD

$31.99

V/A Bombay Connection-Reworked & Remixed

Bombay Connection-Reworked & Remixed [Vinyl]

For this LP, seven remix artists and one NYC funk band give their spin on their favorite tracks from the Bombay Connection compilation series. This proposed 6CD series has simply exploded since its first release, The Bombay Connection: Funk From Bollywood Action Thrillers, 1977-1984. These compilations are the most vibrant Bollywood music you’ve ever heard, spanning a multitude of genres from the ’50s to the ’80s, compiled by Bollywood connoisseur, researcher and top collector, Edo Bouman. These reworkings provide a fresh take on ’60s and ’70s Bollywood, from deep funk to hard driving dance. The NYC funk outfit The Budos Band (project of Amy Winehouse guitarist’s band, The Dapkings) covers “Na Na Na Yeh Kya Karne Lage Ho, ” DJ Kypski remixes Benny Sings, Git Hyper remixes “Kya Jane Yeh Duniya Kya Jane,” and so forth to comprise an absolutely exhilarating package that reinterprets these Bollywood tracks you’ve come to cherish into modern danceables. Other artists include: Truly Pheasant, Kraak & Smaak, Easy Alohas, Gerry Arling and Thee J Johanz.

Normal

LP Record

$17.99

Harry Belafonte

Midnight Special

RCA Victor LSP2449 Stereo. Cover looks great, very faint ringwear and minor edgewear across bottom. Record has minor surface marks, but plays fine. Missing original inner sleeve.

RCA Victor

LP Record

$3.99

Acid Mothers Temple; Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

La Novia [LP] [RE-ISSUE LIMITED PRESSING IN DELUXE GATEFOLD]

The sprawling 40 minute title track is based on an Occitanian folk tune, and the unearthly acoustic opening with its overtone singing sounds like something that might have made its way on to a Werner Herzog soundtrack. Indeed once the guitars come in and the band stoke up their mighty drone, the effect is that of an amped up Popul Vuh, the German band who soundtracked many Herzog films. Ashra Tempel or Amon Duul are other reference points. At times, it’s impossible to believe that this wasn’t recorded in Berlin in 1972, such is the authenticity of the enterprise. But Kawabata’s crew aren’t merely K-tel Krautrockers; La Novia shows a deep respect for the traditional folk form and integrates it completely with the long forays into deep space that the leader’s fuzz**Limited Pressing of 1000 in four different color combinations** - Prophase Music

Prophase Music

LP Record

$18.99

King Ras John

Living in Jah World

King Ras John’s official CD release, straight from Belize’s #1 singer.

King Ras John

Audio CD

$10.00

Gregory Isaacs

Ruler 1972-1990: Reggae Anthology

Overall in excellent shape. Vinyl appears to be hardly played and jacket is very glossy with little to no wear. Technically used but might as well be new.

Vp Records

LP Record

$14.99

Benny Soebardja

Lizard Years

The self-proclaimed founder of the private press scene, Benny Soebardja is one of the most important figures from the Indonesian music industry. Having been a member of bands such as ‘The Peels’, ‘Shark Move’ and the infamous ‘Giant Step’, Benny left his mark across many memorable albums throughout the years, including his contributions to the recent “Those Shocking, Shaking Days” compilation on Now Again. During the mid 70’s, Benny also recorded solo efforts, which many regard as some of the best music to ever surface from the region. With the help of British poet Bob Dook, Benny recorded numerous English based songs filled with incredible musicianship and melodies that have an underlying progressive nature. Backed by the almost unknown ‘Lizard’ (which contained members of both ‘Giant Step’ and Harry Roesli’s ‘Philosophy Gang’), his solo efforts are in line with the sound of his other bands, yet stand on their own as a unique progressive offering. Having almost been signed to Virgin Records UK in the 70′s as a part of Giant Step, his talents were apparent and would be world renown by this time if not for his music being lost within Indonesia all these years. Here, for the first time we present to you his first three private press solo efforts, ‘Lizard’, ‘Gut Rock’ and ‘Night Train’.Unlike many bands within the Indonesian scene, Benny had no label influence while recording these offerings, making them true private press recordings without any filler. All three albums are included as a 2 x CD set with a 36 page booklet full of concert photo’s, album covers and information about Benny’s musical history.

101 DISTRIBUTION

Audio CD

$16.98

Benny Soebardja

Gut Rock

Recorded in 1977, ‘Gut Rock’ is Benny Soebardja’s second solo effort, an album that was released through the independent studio SM Recordings. Having been allowed unlimited studio time and creative freedom, Benny took 30 days to record Gut Rock, backed by both Giant Step & Lizard. With English lyrics penned with the help of Bob Dook, this is an incredible piece of music and a staple within Indonesian collectors circles. With multiple 7 minute songs, ‘Gut Rock’ not only contains beautiful song writing and harmonies, but also complex arrangements that will appeal to progressive collectors. An essential Indonesian rock album.

101 DISTRIBUTION

LP Record

$21.00

Benny Soebardja & Lizard

Lizard

Having released albums with The Peels, Giant Step and Shark Move, Benny Soebardja recorded ‘Lizard’ in 1975. After the success of the Shark Move LP, bootleg copies of the album started to appear on cassette in local markets, prompting Benny to produce an official version that would be released on Stones Fashions, a local clothing shop. Since Shark Move was recorded for the purpose of a vinyl release, he needed a B-Side for the cassette, which is what collectors refer to as Lizard. Having worked with British poet Bob Dook, Benny was able to craft songs using English lyrics, allowing him to speak on topics frowned upon by Indonesian officials. A true private press, he had no influence from labels, allowing him complete creative freedom. With the help of the band Lizard, and with the backing vocals of members of Harry Roesli’s ‘Philosophy Gang’, this is one of the most notorious independent releases within Indonesian collectors circles. A personal favorite, we are proud to present this album for the first time on vinyl, in a limited edition format with previously banned artwork.

Strawberry Rain

LP Record

$39.00

Benny Soebardja

Night Train

Recorded in 1978, ‘Night Train’ would be the last solo project Benny recorded with SM Recordings, and is potentially the rarest Benny Soebardja offering with cassette versions selling in the three figure range within the Indonesian market. Created around the same period Virgin Records UK showed interest in Benny’s group Giant Step, ‘Night Train’ would be the last appearance of Lizard in recorded format, and some even refer to the second side of the cassette as the second Lizard album. Unlike his other solo albums, ‘Night Train’ had a small run promotional LP for radio, however it only contained half of the songs from the cassette, and has become one of the most sought after Indonesian artifacts along with Shark Move and Ariesta Birawa. Here, for the first time ever we present all 11 songs on LP in a beautiful gatefold sleeve. Once again it’s full of wonderful harmonies & song writing, English vocals, and the progressive sound Benny made famous throughout his career. Another essential Indonesian rock collectable.Limited to 500 copiesHoused in old-school “Tip-on” jacket

101 DISTRIBUTION

LP Record

$28.99

Wermut

Ether

Slow burning kraut worship. 4 tracks, each consuming a side of vinyl each. Reue um Reue # RuR015, double LP, black vinyl in gatefold sleeve - 4 tracks - lim. ed. of 310 hand-numbered copies)After four years of intense cosmic labour, here comes full-length number five from the prog-electro duo, now turned trio with multi-instrumentalist NIEDOWIERZANIE joining forces, and assisted by guest drummer FALKO GRAU. The four long trance inducing Berlin-school influenced psychedelic pieces will take you on an 85 minutes long journey to the fountain of life. This new opus is without a doubt the band’s most traditionalist work to date, reflecting on the quintessence, the doctrine of the five elements, the cycles, the holy mountain, the world tree and what has been the bands most recurring symbolic interest: the heart of the world… Enter the realm of metaphysical Post-Kraut-Rock!

Reue Um Reue

2 X LP

$32.00

Augustus Pablo

This Is Augustus Pablo

Used but in great shape. Original artwork/packaging.

Vp Records

Audio CD

$9.99

Peter Tosh

Bush Doctor

Used but in great shape. Original artwork/packaging.

Capitol

Audio CD

$7.99

MARTIN DENNY

Paradise Moods

Sleeve is still in shrink but open. corners, edges and the image all look sharp and clean. Vinyl is clean and shiny with little sign of wear.

SUNSET

LP Record

$14.99

Martin Denny

Exotica, Vol. 2

Sleeve still has bright colors and strong edges. Mild ring wear. Water damage to lower corner of sleeve. price sticker on front of sleeve. Vinyl is still clean and shiny and shows little signs of scuffing or marks. LRP 3077 MONO

Liberty

LP Record

$10.99

MARTIN DENNY

exotic love LP

Sleeve has nice edges and corners but has a little ring and edge wear. Vinyl is clean and shiny and has few scuffs or marks.

LIBERTY

LP Record

$19.99

Martin Denny

[LP Record] Hawaii Goes A Go-Go, Martin Denny

Sleeve has good looking edges and corners, though it does have some slight ring wear and a one inch split in the top seam. Price sticker on front of sleeve. Vinyl is still clean and shiny and has few marks or scuffs.

Liberty Records, Inc.

LP Record

$7.99

Group Inerane

Guitars From Agadez (Music of Niger) (Reis)

2011repress of the first Group Inerane album from 2008. Group Inerane is the now sound of the Tuareg Guitar Revolution sweeping across the Sahara Desert and inspired by the rebel musicians that started this music as a political weapon used to communicate from the Libyan Refugee camps in the 1980s and 1990s. Spearheaded by the enigmatic guitar hero Bibi Ahmed, Group Inerane has been together for several years and carries the rich tradition of Tamachek guitar songs for another generation. These ten tracks are a combination of amplified roots rock, blues, and folk in the local Tuareg styles, at times entering into full-on electric guitar psychedelia. This music is performed with two electric guitars, a drum kit and a chorus of vocalists. The recordings were captured live in the city of Agadez in the Republic of Niger. Group Inerane was also featured in the Sublime Frequencies DVD Niger: Magic and Ecstasy in the Sahel. Recorded by Hisham Mayet, this CD reissue includes an 8-page insert with photos of the musicians and liner notes.

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$15.99

Group Doueh

Guitar Music From the Western Sahara (Reis)

2010 repress. If you think you’ve heard all the great electric guitar styles in the world, think again. This Saharan sand-blizzard of fine-crushed glass will grind your face to a bloody pulp. Group Doueh play raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. Doueh (pronounced “Doo-way”) is their leader and a master of the electric guitar. He’s been performing since he was a child playing in many groups before finally creating his own in the 1980s. Doueh says he’s influenced by Western pop and rock music especially Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged with an impressive display of virtuosity and style only known in this part of the world. His wife Halima and friend Bashiri are the two vocalists in the group. Sahrawi songs are from the sung poetry of the Hassania language. The music is based on the same modal structure as Mauritanian music, however, Doueh’s style is a looser appropriation infused with a Western guitar scope, one that relies, in his words, as much on Hendrix as it does traditional Sahrawi music. It also adds a playful pop element that rarely filters through in this region. Doueh has turned down countless offers from Morocco and Europe to release his music but he decided to offer Sublime Frequencies access to his homemade recordings and photo archive for this amazing debut. CD reissue of the first Sublime Frequencies LP release. Standard Sublime Frequencies 8-page CD insert includes great photos of the musicians and liner notes by Hisham Mayet.

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$15.99

Radio Thailand: Transmissions from the Tropical Ki

Radio Thailand: Transmissions From the Tropical

2006 release, repressed! This 2CD set is an exhaustive collection of Thai Radio transmissions recorded over a 15-year period from 1989 to 2004. These 23 collage tracks have been assembled and distilled from dozens of cassette and mini-disc recordings captured on location from the capital of Bangkok to Chaing Mai and Isan Province in the north to Hat Yai in the south. The music presented here is relentlessly mystifying and seductive: Molam, Luk Thung, Kantrum, folk and pop, classic Thai guitar rock, antique ballads, novelty tunes, traditional ceremonial music and other miscellaneous styles rarely heard outside the Kingdom. Also featured are various commercials, DJs, radio IDs, news reports, mysterious folk radio, language lessons, sacred chants, bumper cues and plenty of audio anomalies only the sheer genius of Thai Radio can supply. Tune in to the amazing audio experience of Thailand’s Tropical Kingdom!

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$18.00

Various Artists

Radio Phnom Penh

2005 release, repressed! “Cambodia’s people, economy, and culture have been ‘re-mixed’ perhaps more than any place on earth for the past 50 years. The name was even changed to Kampuchea and then back again to Cambodia. So it almost seems natural that modern Cambodian record companies have been re-mixing the old classic pop and rock tracks from the pre-Khmer Rouge era, overdubbing drum tracks, and sometimes all instruments leaving only the original vocal in tact. These re-mixes, designed to hold the interest of younger listeners, are the staple for current programming on Phnom Penh’s FM radio stations as the AM flagship ‘National Radio of Cambodia’ remains the only source regularly featuring the original master recordings. This brain-melting concoction of Radio transmissions is a combination of AM/FM samples from the airwaves of Phnom Penh. The older, classic Pop/Rock FM cuts are ALL re-mixed versions while the newer forms/other styles of Cambodian music collected here are not. All AM recordings are from the Original masters. Regardless of the debate between ‘original’ and ‘re-mix’, this is the most diverse assortment of Cambodian musical treasures you’ve NEVER heard. Flowing from traditional to Modern, from rock and pop to folk and hybrid, all excerpts are as unique as the best of what’s been presented by other compilations of late. And it’s sequenced here in the spirit of how it was captured: as radio programming designed to immediately transport you into the heart of Cambodia’s Capital.”

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$14.99

Various Artists

Streets of Lhasa

2005 release, repressed. “Streets of Lhasa lifts us to the high plateau of Tibet where anonymous street balladeers sell folk songs for a living and ghostly voices drift in an ambience of time forgotten. Children, birds, trains, prayers and a traditional temple activity called ‘bian jing’ (where monks discourse about scripture and punctuate their points by clapping loudly) provide the backdrop for this disc with the folk music of the street taking center stage. These enterprising musicians sing passionate songs and play instruments like the ‘Erhu’ and the ‘San Xian’. The recordings are as clear as the strings of these banjo and violin-like instruments scathed by leather fingers of the high, thin air. Tibet has been under Chinese control for nearly half a century and their leader, The Dalai Lama, resides in exile to the south in Dharamsala India. Buddhism remains of primary importance here and chants of song and prayer are heard throughout the plateau. This ornamental carnival of sound was recorded by Zhang Jian (of the Beijing-based sound collective ‘fm3’) on the streets of Lhasa, ZhaDa and Shigatse in August 2003. Liner notes written by Steve Barker (ON THE WIRE/BBC).”

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$14.99

Various Artists

Night Recordings From Bali

The island of Bali is Indonesia’s most popular place. With the modern beach resorts at Kuta and Legian, the lovely, tropic interior of palm-covered hills and rice paddies, and a rich variety of art, dance and music, the island is a destination of choice for travelers around the world. But, regardless of their increasing role of servicing an ever-demanding tourist industry, the Balinese are a strong-willed and tight-knit society. The island is a tiny enclave of Hinduism within a massive nation of Islam, yet, their Gamelan music is faster, tighter, and louder than their mighty neighbors to the west, the Javanese. Balinese Gamelan stylings and the Ketchak dance are legendary throughout the world and have been immortalized in sound recordings and on film for decades. But, beneath the creeping exterior of a pseudo-western culture slowly overtaking an amazing tradition of unique human expression, the moods of the island are governed by magic and superstition. The hills, forests, rivers, and crossroads are alive with tales of demons (Leyaks) and a flesh-eating Ogress (Rangda). A lesser-known darker side of Balinese life secretly balances the lighter side ‘tropical paradise’ of tourist brochures. This CD is entirely composed of field recordings from August and September of 1989. The majority of the recordings were made at night in and around the villages of Peliatan and Ubud. Amidst the excerpts from Gamelan and Ketchak are sounds of the forests and mysterious crossroads where packs of dogs seem to take on forms of angry demons. Also encountered here are odd folk stylings for flute and drum, outdoor village theatre, and other sound anomalies from the center of Balinese culture.”

Sublime Frequencies

Audio CD

$14.99

Various Artists

Pakistan: Folk & Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

Spending the greater part of the last decade assembling this masterpiece while tracking down most of the musicians in the process, Stuart Ellis of Radiodiffusion International has compiled a mind-blowing set of Pakistani instrumentals spanning the period between 1966 and 1976. It’s all here: rock and roll beat, surf, folk traditional mixed with pop, film tunes, electric guitars, sitar and organ solos, brilliant percussion and arrangements crafted by the grooviest bands of the period: The Panthers, The Mods, The Bugs, The Blue Birds, The Abstracts, The Aay Jays, The Fore Thoughts, Nisar Bazmi, and Sohail Rana. Situated between Afghanistan, India and Iran, the collision of cultural influences in Pakistan gave birth to music that was, and still is, unlike anything heard anywhere else on the planet. By the late 1960s, previous restrictions on musical expression began to soften and bands that were playing American and British pop covers became popular in Karachi’s burgeoning night club scene and at private dance parties. Long hair came into fashion among young men and hashish became the popular drug of choice on college campuses across Pakistan. Soon, hippies from both North America and Europe began flocking to Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. Very few of the bands that formed during this time actually got to record. Like their neighbors in India, the Pakistani record industry was more focused on releasing “filmi” music, which had just started to incorporate the electric guitar and electric sitar. Pakistan’s musical revolution ended in June 1977 after a coup d’état and the establishment of a pure Islamic state governed by Sharia law. This marked the end of the “Swinging ’70s” in Pakistan as night clubs and alcohol were banned throughout the country. Television and cinema, as well as popular music, were now subjected to government censorship. After the clamp-down, many Pakistani musicians left the country and moved to America, Canada and England. The audio quality here is top-notch, sourced straight from the original EMI Pakistan masters. This limited 2LP set is housed in a heavy-duty full-color gatefold jacket with superb photos of the musicians and extended liner notes by compiler Stuart Ellis.

Sublime Frequencies

LP Record

$27.00

Various Artists

Thai Beat a Go-Go 2 [Vinyl]

Finally on vinyl, Vol. 2 of the legendary Thai Beat compilation including 7 awesome, previously unreleased tracks from Thailand in the 1960s. Concentrates on Shadow music string bands, cosmic surf instros, mad garage/beat, mystic go-go organs, wild guitar rave-ups, psychedelic mind-benders, & exotic female singers. Ltd to 1,000

Subliminal Sounds

LP Record

$25.00

Various Artists

Folk & Pop Sounds of Sumatra 1/ Various

Limited edition full-color gatefold LP version of the first Sublime Frequencies CD release from 2003. The equator runs through only ten countries on earth and I bet that you cannot name them all without consulting a map. Indonesia is one of them and the only nation in Asia with the equatorial stripe impaling it. There are so many different cultures spread out on this chain of islands that it would take several lifetimes to experience them all properly. Within this umbrella of diversity is one of the world’s richest and most dazzling sound museums. Sumatra is the northwestern entry point to the great archipelago. Approximately the size of California, Indonesia’s largest island has a wide variety of natural wonders: dense jungles, picturesque mountain peaks, gargantuan lakes, lowland swamps, active volcanoes, and highly frequent seismic activity. Populating this gorgeous setting are orangutans, tigers, durian trees, the largest flower on earth, dozens of cultures and languages, myths and folklore, and much more music than you’ve ever been allowed to discover. The style selections on this LP include forms of droning beat pop, early Orkes Melayu songs, Batak Tapanuli, traditional Minang music, and folk drama soundtracks heard by only a handful of outsiders. The recordings are from old cassette tapes; decaying documents of various sound qualities containing some of the most eccentric artifacts ever uncovered from this fascinating island. Assembled and compiled by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) in July of 1989.

Sublime Frequencies

LP Record

$22.00

Martin Denny

A Taste Of Honey EP

Sleeve has edge and ring wear. Slight rounding at the corners. Sleeve has bright colors and is in good shape. Vinyl is clean and shiny with very few scuffs or marks.

Liberty

LP Record

$10.99

George Shearing Quintet

Latin Escapade [Vinyl LP]

Sleeve has some bending in a lower corner as well as some edge wear and a price tag on the front. Vinyl is clean and shiny with very few scuffs or marks.

Capitol

LP Record

$13.99

Thai Funk: Zudrangma

Vol. 2-Thai Funk: Zudrangma

Hey, Hey, never fear…THAI FUNK IS HERE! These are hot off an international flight from the past and ready to get in your head and mess things up. YUH! Compiled by Maft Sai (of Thailand’s ZudRangMa Records, who released the original CD versions), Thai Funk Volume 1 and Thai Funk Volume 2 are expanded and remastered and decked the funk out.Both volumes feature:Double LP housed in a deluxe “tip-on� Stoughton jacket. Beautifully packaged in a HAND-STITCHED CLOTH OUTER SLEEVE (10+ pattern variations).Meticulously restored and remastered audio. Features original album art and introduction by Maft Sai. Download card for full album + three bonus tracks!

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

LP Record

$26.99

Performer-the Bad and the Ugly) Ennio Morricone (Soundtrack to The Good

Soundtrack to the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

UAS 5172. Used but in great shape. Original artwork/packaging. Vinyl is VG+. Sleeve is as well, with some minor rubbing / ringwear.

UA:UAS 5172 united artists

LP Record

$10.99

Various

Vol. 1-Elektronische Musik

Volume One of Two. Double vinyl LP pressing of this 2010 collection concentrating on the groundbreaking and influential Experimental music scene that began to flourish in the ’70s. The first recordings of groups such as Kluster (later Cluster) were extreme experiments with sound; un-music, anti-melody and anti-rhythm - attempts to destroy any musical links with the past. Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt of Can studied music under the radical avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and Conrad Schnitzler studied art under the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. German rock groups were as interested in musique concrÅ te and serial composition as they were in the Psychedelia of Pink Floyd or the Rock, Soul and Jazz music played by resident American forces. From this beginning, German Rock music began an evolutionary journey of experimentation. Electronic music became a pathway to notions of space and the cosmos.13 tracks including cuts from Can, Popol Vuh, Neu, Faust and many others. SoulJazz.

Soul Jazz

LP Record

$22.99

Lee Perry & The Upsetters

Sound System Scratch

20 TRACKS: 1) Lee Perry - Dub Plate Pressure 2) Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters - Lama Lava Mix One 3) The Upsetters - Groove Dubber 4) The Upsetters - Groove Rider 5) The Upsetters - Jucky Skank 6) The Upsetters - Chim Cherie 7) Lee Perry & The Upsetters - The Rightful Organiser 8) Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Stagger 9) Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Big Neck Gal 10) The Upsetters - Zeal Of The Lord 11) The Upsetters - Dub Of The Lord 12) The Upsetters - Returning Wax 13) Winston Wright & The Upsetters - Bushweed Corntrash 14) Clive Hylton & The Upsetters - From Four Dub 15) Jr. Murvin & The Upsetters - Roots Train Number Two 16) Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Locks In The Dublight 17) The Upsetters - Moonlight Version 18) Carlton Jackson & The Upsetters - Dub History 19) The Upsetters - Groovy Dub 20) Keith Rose & The Upsetters - Living Dub

Pressure Sounds

2 X LP

$19.99

Various

Studio One Women

\Ska, Rocksteady, Funky Reggae, Roots, Dub Mixes, Disco Mixes… They’re all Here from the Queens of the Jamaican Music Scene. “Studio One Women” features a Wide Mix of Classics and Obscurities from the Finest Female Voices in Reggae. Most of These Tracks have Been Only on Extremely Hard to Find Jamaican Seven and 12 Inch Singles If You were Lucky Enough to Find Them. Artists Include Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (Here with her First Group the Soulettes) of the I-threes, (Along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley’s Backing Singers. Also Featured Are Hortense Ellis, Sister of Alton who Cut Many Smash Hit on the Island and Jennifer Lara, a Lady who Had a Long Career with Studio One, Singing on Countless Sides Until She Sadly Passed Away in 2005.

Soul Jazz / Studio One

2 X LP

$21.99

The Mighty Diamonds

I Need a Roof (Right Time)

LP is Brand New.

Channel One Records

LP Record

$12.99

Various

Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Rub-A-Dub

2007 Soul Jazz/Studio One Records release featuring classic 70s tracks from the foundation label of Reggae. In the 1970s, Clement Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records went through an amazing period of re-birth working with new artists such as Willie Williams, Lone Ranger, Michigan and Smiley, Horace Andy as well as continuing to work with classic artists such as Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, etc. Re-versioning classic Studio One rhythms became the order of the day in the 1970s, not just with Studio One boss Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, but with every Jamaican producer of note employing their own in-house musicians to copy the music emanating from Brentford Road. The music on Studio One Rub-A-Dub features classic and rare tracks from this amazing period, from the likes of Cornel Campbell, The Heptones, Johnny Osbourne and many other legendary artists. Sleeve-notes are by Chris Salewicz, the acclaimed writer who has written books on Joe Strummer, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones and many more.

SOUL JAZZ

2 X LP

$21.99

I Roy

Gussie Presenting I Roy

This album follows on from where Gussie and Big Youth produced the first of the new groundbreaking deejay albums “Screaming Target” (also on 180 gram vinyl!). These albums revolutionized the whole reggae genre and are highly collectible. This album stands out with it’s articulate, caustic social commentary and witty observations.Comes with a double sided insert featuring track by track breakdown and 3,000+ word biography.

SECRET RECORDS

LP Record

$17.49

Various

Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Story

Featuring Theophilus Beckford, Skatalites, Abyssinians, Heptones, Sugar Minott, Dub Specialist and more. Includes four hour DVD & a 100 page color booklet. Soul Jazz Records.

Soul Jazz / Studio One

2 X LP + DVD

$27.99

Jimmy Cliff

Hanging Fire

FC 40845. LP is Brand New.

Columbia

LP Record

$13.99

Third World

Hold on to Love (IMPORT)

LP is Brand New.

Jah’s Music - Sonis Sounds

LP Record

$10.99

Sly + Robbie

Rhythm Killers

LP is Brand New.

4th and Broadway

LP Record

$12.99

Trinity

Bad Card

LP is Brand New.

Joe Gibbs

LP Record

$13.99

Various

Reggaematic Sounds

LP is Brand New.

Studio One

12” Record

$11.99

Josie Wales / Early-B

Clash of the 80s, Volume 2

LP is Brand New.

Corner Stone

LP Record

$12.99

Barry Issac & Dougie Conscious

Problem Time

LP is Brand New.

Reggae On Top

LP Record

$13.99

King Kong

Evolution

LP is Brand New.

Jahspora

12” Record

$8.99

Ken Boothe

Youre No Good

LP is Brand New.

Attack UK

LP Record

$13.99

River Crest

Etherische Chemie

This latest entry in the Funeral Folk catalogue comes courtesy of Belgian deep-space wizards Rivercrest, a seven-member (not including guests) tribe who epitomize groove-laden, jam-based psychedelia. Seemingly forced through a space-time rift, “Etherische Chemie” updates the classic Krautrock slow build/heavy breakdown musical seesaw that we know and love, incorporating saxophone, flute and a really juicy production value. I’d place these guys alongside The Spacious Mind in terms of cosmic vibe and execution.The record seems to have been recorded live in front of an audience, as both of its meandering mantras feature hoots, hollers and applause from an appreciative group of onlookers. “Enter Energy Flux” – the shorter of the two jams – is a densely layered space chant, unhurriedly developing from ambient head-bobber to incinerating maelstrom. The twenty-five minute “Dissolve and Coagulate” is chock full of subterfuge, almost immediately scorching delicate brain matter, yet changing pace many times throughout its extended course. One of the most fascinating aspects of this disc is how TOGETHER these guys are when they perform! I know for a fact that I’ve used the phrase “a quality group of improvisers” at least a dozen times in various reviews, but Rivercrest are for certain the real deal! I highly recommend seeking out this disc! 9/10 — Bryon Hayes (18 March, 2008)

Funeral Folk

Audio CD

$11.99

Various Artists

Black Caribs Of Belize

In 2010, Soul Jazz Records embarked on their latest unique recording project, travelling to the Caribbean as they continue to document musical hot spots around the world. Their latest venture is to record the unique Afro-percussive music of the Black Caribs of Belize. Belize (or British Honduras as it was formerly known) was the last British colony in Central America and is currently celebrating its 30th year of independence from Britain. Soul Jazz Records travelled to Dangriga, epicentre of Garifuna culture, on the Caribbean coast of Belize, to produce this new album with Black Carib singers, drummers and musicians. The West African ancestry of the Black Caribs is a link to the other Afro-musics of the Caribbean and Latin America - the massive drum groups of the Samba Schools of Brazil, the Voodoo poly-rhythmical drums of Haiti, Afro-Cuban Salsa and the sacred Bata drums of Santeria, as well as the hypnotic rhythm of Nigeria’s Afro-Beat and other African musical forms. The album features the many different styles of Black Carib (or Garifuna) music. The most famous and popular form is the punta, a dance style that was updated in the 1970s when local artists electrified the sound to create punta rock. The most successful groups - Pen Cayetano with the Original Turtle Shell Band, and more recently Andy Palacio – were the first artists to bring Garifuna music to a wider audience. Another artist, Aurelio Martinez, is currently doing the same thing for the Garifuna community in Honduras. UNESCO has also recently proclaimed the music of the Black Caribs/Garifuna as one of the masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. The super-deluxe hard-cased CD pack comes complete with extensive text about the culture and history of the Black Caribs of Belize, as well as exclusive photographs of the sessions alongside song annotation and translations. There is also a very limited (1000 copies worldwide) double-gatefold vinyl edition (heavyweight vinyl and sleeve with full sleevenotes).

Soul Jazz Records

2X LP

$25.99

Scientist Meets Crazy Mad Professor, The

At Channel One

The Mighty Scientist meets Jamaica’s original Crazy Mad Professor in a dub showdownpitching their best musical shots against each other. The winner…..well only you can decide!!!.The connection between these two great Mixers/ Producers is that they both learned the tradeand also cut their musical teeth working with the master himself King Tubby. Scientist (b.OvertonBrownie,1960, Jamaica) and the Crazy Mad Professor (not to be confused with the London basedMad Professor, Neil Frazer , Ariwa Sounds) initially both helped King Tubby (b. Osbourne Ruddock)wind his transformers for his main business of electrical repairs. They both moved over toengineering and mixing when the need arose due to the heavy demands on Tubbys time andstudio became too great.Scientist and The Crazy Mad Professor built their careers on these formative years of training, asthey say if you learn from the best your knowledge can only hold you in good stead and it certainlyhas with both these talents. We have pitched both against each other on some great rhythmsrecorded at the legendary Channel 1 Studio’s and then mixed by them at King Tubbys Studio.As was often the case when rhythms needed voicing / versioning for that classic dub cut.So sit back and enjoy two of Jamaica’s finest having a sound off and pitched together for the firsttime on disc with some of their finest work. To be truthful there is no winner here as both talentshave already won and proven their musical worth many times over, but do please marvel at thetwo great artists if not competing with each other than at least showing their best sides……

Jamaican Recordings

LP Record

$16.00

Admiral Bailey

Science Again

Dancehall’s finest!

Rohit

LP Record

$11.99

Ronnie Davis & Tennors, The

Take Heed - Sings Hits From Studio One And More

Slight corner and edge wear from storage. Otherwise New!

Justice

LP Record

$15.99

Rose, Michael

Never Give It Up

Still sealed copy!

Heartbeat

LP Record

$7.99

Edwards, Max

Rockers Arena

Reissue of classic Max Edwards record. Still sealed.

Epiphany

LP Record

$14.99

Isaacs, Gregory

Gregory In Red

Original pressing of the classic 1988 album ‘Gregory In Red” by Gregory Isaacs. Still sealed, with exception of top right corner which has slight wear from storage and age.

Tappa

LP Record

$15.99

Peter Tosh

Bush Doctor

Still sealed copy of Peter Tosh’s “Bush Doctor” on Rolling Stones Records and Tapes.

Rolling Stones Records

LP Record

$19.99

Peter Tosh

No Nuclear War

Still sealed copy!

EMI

LP Record

$18.00

Dub Specialist

Version Dread: 18 Dub Hits From Studio One

Before there was Dub there was Version. On the flip side of Jamaican singles were instrumental versions of the A side. At first they were called Versions - mostly the music with snatches of vocals sometimes used a cappella. These flip sides became as important as the vocal release, and soon a new phenomenon known as Dub was born. Heavily remixed versions of the vocals, filled with echoes and radical equalization, drove the fans wild. Studio One, with its catalog of top hits, was able to provide this growing craze with its own brand of exciting Versions and Dubs.’Version Dread’ collects 18 of some of the most sought after B sides taken from Studio One 45s released between the years of 1966 to 1982. There are straight versions like Please Be True Version” and “Pick Up Version” to the more modern dub effects found on “Armagideon Version” and “Why Oh Why Version.” Never collected before, and long in demand by fans and collectors, the tracks on Version Dread are total excitement. Filled with top Studio One rhythms, this collection is essential.” - Press Release

Heartbeat

2X LP

$34.99

Isaacs, Gregory

Night Nurse

Beautiful repress of Gregory Isaacs 1982 classic “Night Nurse” by Tads Records - Includes four bonus tracks not on the original record.

Tads / African Museum

LP Record

$17.99

General Echo

Teacher Fe Di Class

Esteemed reggae historian and compiler Steve Barrow picks himself up and shakes of the dust thrown up by the recent and much lamented demise of the celebrated reggae reissue label Blood & Fire and steps back in the arena with this, the first release on a new label dubbed (pardon the pun) Equalizer that looks set to take up where his previous project left off. The subject here is the late, great General Echo, one of the progenitors of the modern deejay style, a huge influence on those who followed him, not least on the generation of UK based deejays that broke through internationally in the early eighties. Aka Ranking Slackness due to his penchant for the risqué couplet, as evidenced by his popular early eighties LP’s Slackest LP for Techniques and 12” Of Pleasure for Greensleeves. This album though finds the deejay on a more “conscious” tip. Produced by Dudley ‘Manzie’ Swaby in 1979 when it was originally issued under the title Rocking & Swing, Barrow has topped up the track count with extra 45 only titles and dubs. It’s appropriate though to re-name it Teacher Fi Di Class because of the huge impact Echo’s innovative style had on his contemporaries. Straddling the period between the “roots” period of the mid to late seventies and the early “dancehall” period of the new decade, Echo originates lyrics and vocal slurs that old school deejays such as Dillinger, Tapper Zukie and Trinity swiftly appropriated and paved the way for the new wave deejays such as Yellowman and Ranking Toyan. Apart from the roots killer Armagideon, most selections ride trusty riddims such as It’s Raining, Love Me Always, Skylarking and The Answer, though Hot Reggae Music utilises a Revolutionaries do-over of a classic Philly style disco beat, similar to Dillinger’s Cocaine In My Brain, over which the General raps. Evocative stuff.

Equalizer Music

LP Record

$13.99

Revolutionaries, The

Roots Man Dub

Brand new sealed vinyl from Heartbeat Records.

Heartbeat

2X LP

$23.99

Ennio Morricone

L Attentato

The original soundtrack recording for this obscure 1972 French-Italian political thriller, directed by Yves Boisset, is a dramatic & intense score by the maestro Ennio Morricone. The film stars Jean Seberg, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Roy Scheider & Michel Piccoli.

Dagored Records

Audio CD

$26.99

Can

Delay 1968

New Re-Issue of the classic Delay 1968 album from kraut-rock legends CAN!

Spoon

LP Record

$18.99

Can

Radio Waves

New not-on-label repro of Radio Waves.A1Paperhouse6:31A2Entropy15:08B1Little Star7:48B2Turtles Have Short Legs3:04B3Shikaku Maru Ten3:15B4Untitled[A1] Recorded for German TV, Beat Club, Spring 1971 [A2] Recorded live, Germany, 1970 [B1] Studio Recording, Schloss Norvenich, Germany April 1969 [B2] Non LP b-side of single Spoon recorded 1971 [B3] Non LP b-side of single Halleluwah recorded 1971

Not On Label

LP Record

$18.99

Neu!

2

new repro of UAG 29500, UAR / Brain Metronome

UA / Brain Metronome

LP Record

$18.99

Kimio Mizutani

A Path Through Haze

180 gram vinyl reissue of this ultra-rare ’70s Japanese rock album. Kimio Mizutani was the guitarist in the excellent Japanese freak-out group, Love Live Life + 1 and this reissue is of his first solo album from 1971. Mizutani plays electric and “folk” guitar and leads a largish ensemble (bass, drums, organ, Moog and vocals) through what is widely-regarded as one of the true psychedelic masterpieces of the ’70s Japanese scene. Sensitive interludes (accompanied by the Toyama String Quartet and the Etoh Wood Quartet), tasteful nods to progressive/fusionist extension and a lovely, hovering psych guitar from Mizutani dominate proceedings. A nice merger of hard rock conceptualization and the complexities that would evolve from it — and, until now, almost impossible to hear within the confines of western society.

Bamboo

LP Record

$24.00

Ike Reiko

Kokotsu No Sekai

LP version. Although Ike Reiko was a mere 17 years of age when she recorded 1971’s Kokotsu No Sekai, she was already a star in the world of Japanese erotic movies. Despite the tough-gal image, the music is pretty darn life-affirming, so don’t think for a second you’re getting an easy listening album here — this is about as sexual as music can get. Throw “French Kiss” out of the window and give a kiss goodbye to your Serge Gainsbourg records, Ike Reiko is more sizzling than a branding iron as it makes its mark on the farmer’s herd. The sex is literally dripping from every note on this record — the style is “Iroke Kayôkyoku” or erotic kayôkyoku (kayôkyoku being a style of Japanese pop) but the sort of naïve jazz and pseudo spy theme movie music is all draped in a shroud of sexual shouts, screams and coos from the clearly excited Reiko. One must assume that she was in some kind of state of euphoria in the recording studio from the evidence on offer here, either that or she’s a pretty realistic faker — it’s a smouldering collision, and that’s about all that needs to be said. Kokotsu No Sekai has to be one of the finest gifts for the music fan in search of that killer oddity. First 180 gram vinyl reissue.

Bamboo

LP Record

$24.99

Heptones, The

Party Time

Vinyl repress from Upsetter.

Upsetter

LP Record

$15.50

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals

African Dub All Mighty - Chapter Four

New vinyl! Features songs Side A: Crucial Attempt, Behind Iron bars, Ghetto Slum, Yard Music, Iron Gate and Side B: Power Pack, Free The Children, Fashion one, Rhythm Tackle, and Sniper.

Crazy Joe

LP Record

$13.99

Ranglin, Ernest

Ranglin Roots

Water Lily reissue of classic Ernest Ranglin record.

Water Lily

LP Record

$17.99

Brown, Barry

Step It Up Youthman

Reissue of classic Barry Brown LP.

Black Solidarity

LP Record

$18.99

African Scream Contest-Raw & Psychedelic Afro Soun

African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro

…From Benin & Togo 70s. 2012 repress, originally released 2008; including a 44-page booklet and slipcase packaging. The mission of Analog Africa is clear: searching in dusty warehouses for forgotten music to keep it alive. All tracks have been officially licensed, usually from the artists who label-head Samy Ben Redjeb also met with for detailed research. He conducted 16 interviews in various cities in Benin and Togo with artists, producers and sound engineers to reconstruct the history of the ’70s music scene for the booklet which also includes many rare photographs directly received from the artists. Like most modern music in French-speaking West African countries, the music of Benin and Togo was influenced by a few main musical currents: Cuban, Congolese and local traditional music, as well as Chanson Française. Additionally, the geographical location of Benin and Togo — sandwiched between Ghana and Nigeria — exposed Beninese and Togolese musicians to highlife music. The cultural and spiritual riches of traditional Beninese music had an immense impact on the sound of Benin’s modern music. Benin is the birth place of Vodun (or, as it is known in the West, Voodoo), and some of the rhythms used during traditional rituals — sakpata, sato, agbadja, tchenkoumé and many others — were fused to soul and Latin music as early as the mid-’60s and later to funk. That fusion is the essence of this compilation. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, rock and soul music started creeping into the region. In particular, the music of James Brown and Johnny Halladay became immensely popular with university students. It was then that the music scene in Benin really started to take off. What made this musical revolution even more interesting is that most of the musicians could not read music. Often the music they made sounded one semi-tone away from being out of tune, but somehow they always managed to bring all the elements together into something new and exciting. One of the greatest bands of their era, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, who are featured on this compilation, took the Afro sound to another level by showing their musical versatility in many forms. Although they were consciously copying Western artists, they would always inject a dose of psychedelic Afro grooves that would make their music unmistakably Beninese. Their biggest song, “Gbeti Madjro” is believed to have revolutionized the music industry in Benin in the ’70s when the country went through a period of political turmoil. The song is full of raw breaks and hypnotic rhythms, as well as screams à la James Brown. After this song, many bands in Benin started screaming on their recordings, hence the title of this compilation. Latin-influenced sounds are present on this compilation, too. Ouidah, a city on the Atlantic coast of Benin, is home to a large Brazilian community, or, as they are called in Benin, “Agoudas.” Members of that community are descendents of slaves who returned from Brazil at the end of the 19th century. Their dances and songs are still being performed and fused into the traditional Beninese rituals. That, too, can be heard in modern Beninese music. The proximity of the giant neighbor Nigeria can be heard on the track “Djanfa Magni” which features the amazing trumpeter/ saxophonist Tidjani Koné fronting the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo. Koné, whose career started in Mali as the founder and band leader of the Rail Band de Bamako, had played with Fela Kuti for a short while, hence the strong Afrobeat influence. There are countless stories to be discovered in the extremely well-researched booklet and the music is truly mind-blowing. So delve into the forgotten raw and psychedelic Afro sounds from ’70s Benin and Togo and experience the African Scream Contest.

Analog Africa

Audio CD

$23.00

King Tubby

Dancehall Style Dub

Reissue of King Tubby’s Dance hall Style Dub LP on the reputable Abraham imprint.

Abraham

LP Record

$15.99

Lepki, Lui

Late Night Movie

1981 release of original 80s dancehall legend Lui Lepki’s “Late Night Movie.”

Joe Gibbs Music Corp.

LP Record

$16.99

King Tubby

Explosive Dub

Beautiful reissue of King Tubby’s Explosive Dub. Reissued by the reputable Clocktower Records imprint.

Clock Tower

LP Record

$14.99

Brown, Dennis

The Crown Prince Of Reggae : Singles (1972-1985)

12 tracks on this singles collection of Dennis Brown tracks. Still sealed. On the reputable 17 North Parade label.

17 North Parade

LP Record

$14.99

Brown, Dennis

Classic Gold

Cited as Bob Marley’s favorite singer, the late great Dennis Brown came to rise through his prolific releases and becoming one of the major stars of lovers rock. LP is a repress from Rocky One. Features songs like “How Could I Leave” and “Words of Wisdom.”

Rocky One

LP Record

$12.99

Heptones, The

Sweet Talking

Sweet talking contains eighteen of the Heptones’ most legendary songs and many are presented on cd for the first time. Included are rare stereo mixes as well as hard to find extended versions that make this release a virtual treasure trove of top studio one hits. But it is the music itself that makes Sweet Talking an essential part of any reggae collection. 2X LP.

Heartbeat Records

2X LP

$22.99

Don Carlos with Gold & Gladiators, The

Show-Down Vol. 3

Hit Bound repress of classic 1984 record.

Hit Bound

LP Record

$14.99

Diplo

Riddimentary

Diplo’s compiled and mixed selection of classic Greensleeves recordings. Featuring Rankin Dread, Lone Ranger, Prince Jammy, Joe Gibbs, and more!

Greensleeves

Vinyl

$14.99

Various Artists

Ska - Down Jamaica Way (Volume 8)

This is volume 8 of the sensational 8-volume series. Each of the 8 volumes is a double-album presented in stellar packaging (thick jacket and 2 printed inner sleeves with liner notes). Absolutely perfect UK pressings. Do not miss the opportunity to grab these while they last (all are out of print and we have a small supply). Excellent quality and classic music! - Ernie B

Top Deck Records

2X LP

$20.99

Marley, Stephen

Revelation - Pt. 1 The Root of Life

Stephen Marley makes his return with the first of a two part album compilation with Revelation part 1: The Root of Life. Son of the infamous Bob Marley, the reggae artist already has Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life recorded and ready to go for a fall release. With The Root of Life, Marley hopes to show the root of reggae music, and bring a new generation into the discovery of “roots reggae”. Marley has already designated the album’s follow up Fruit of Life to showcase a more “electric feel”.The first track off the album “Made in Africa” has Marley’s vocals backed with the cast of Fela and rustic percussion, the later a feature throughout the album. Also featured on the track is rapper Wale who lends his tribute to “mama aftrica”. “Jah Army” is the first single off The Root of Life and features Marley’s brother Damian “Jr Gong Marley” in a timeless hard driving roots reggae tribute to Rastafarian beliefs. The track also features Buju Banton who also does not fail to deliver. Marley’s follow up single “No Cigarette Smoking” is a romantic reggae ballad that features the sultry vocals of Guyanese/Canadian singer Melanie Fiona. Together, Marley and Fiona deliver a memorable lovers-rock track that even made its debut on top of the iTunes reggae charts at number one. - theroxyonsunset.com

Ghetto Youths United / Universal Republic

LP Record

$22.99

Techniques, The

Classics Vol: 2

Record sleeve has slight crease from storage wear.

Techniques Records

LP Record

$16.99

King Tubby’s & Aggrovators, The

King Tubbys Controls

Beautiful repress from Clock Tower and Abraham.

Abraham

LP Record

$14.99

Dominick

Ready For Dominick

Still sealed copy of Dominick’s “Ready for Dominick” LP on Mango.

Mango

LP Record

$9.99

Jah Ruby

Dread Affairs

LP is Brand New.

Dynamic

LP Record

$14.99

Culture

Baldhead Bridge

LP is Brand New.

VP / 17 North Parade

LP Record

$14.99

Courtney Melody

Man in Love

LP is Brand New.

Tappa

LP Record

$14.99

Various

Jahspora

LP is Brand New.

JSS

LP Record

$9.99

Various

Java Java Java Java

LP is brand new

Impact / 17 North Parade

LP Record

$14.99

Tommy Mccook

Dubbing With Horns

LP is Brand New.

Jamaican Recordings

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Rebelution

Courage to Grow

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Silverback

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Mikey Dread

World War 3

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Dread At The Controls

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Lion Paw

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Gussie P

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I Roy

Truths and Rights

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MICRON MUSIC

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Various Artists

Studio One Scorcher (Instrumentals)

These Studio One Scorcher Instrumentals are the foundation of reggae. These rhythm tracks became the basis for all dancehall as countless artists & producers ‘re-versioned’ these classics. Featuring Jamaica’s finest musicians, Don Drummon, Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Lester Sterling, along with all the key players in the legendary Studio One house bands, The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension, The Soul Bros., Brentford Rockers & The Soul Defenders. 19 tracks. Slipcase. Soul Jazz. 2002.

Soul Jazz

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Yellowman / Charlie Chaplin

Yellowman Meets Charlie Chaplin

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Sonic Sounds

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Various Artists

Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture Volume Two

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Soul Jazz

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Barrington Levy

Englishman

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Live & Learn / Jah Life

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Various

Box of Dub: Dubstep and Future Dub

Three vinyl LP set. 2007 collection featuring all-newly recorded exclusive tracks of Future Dub and Dub-step from key artists in the scene. After two killer Digital Mystikz singles on Soul Jazz Records last year and an amazing amount of publicity around the Dub-step movement, this album shows clearly the influences of original electronic Dub pioneers such as King Tubby, Scientist and King Jammys on this new generation of artists and producers. Emerging out of South London, Dub-step has grown from its roots in Grime and Drum and Bass scenes to create a new movement of artists - such as Digital Mystikz, Kode 9, Burial - influenced by Sound-system culture as well as technology. With heavy bass-lines and complex drum patterns, this is dance music that also works for the mind, being both progressive and innovative. With a distinctly UK urban sound, this new album also shows a nod towards Jamaican Dub and electronic wizardry. SoulJazz.

Soul Jazz

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Various

Soul Jazz Records Presents Steppas Delight, Vol. 2: Dubstep Present to Future, Pt. 2 [Vinyl]

Second volume of Soul Jazz Records’ Steppers Delight series of killer dubstep tracks – a mixture of new exclusives alongside the cream of recent dubstep 12”s over the last year.Featuring monster tunes from the likes of Joker, Benga, Martyn, Ramadanman, Appleblim and Pangaea, as well as killer exclusives from King Midas Sound, LD, Cluekid, Kutz, Mr Lager feat. Alys Be and loads more.This release is a continuation of Soul Jazz Records’ prolific Dubstep releases such as the Box of Dub And Steppers Delight Vol 1 albums as well as the many singles from the likes of Digital Mystikz, Skream, Ramadanman, Cotti, Kode9, Ladybug, Warrior Queen and many more.Steppas’ Delight 2 is made up of important tracks from the originators of the scene, as well as current new wave producers and exclusive unreleased cuts. 100% Essential!Complete with extensive sleeve-notes, interviews and exclusive photographs, this album comes as a deluxe-double CD pack with booklet and two heavyweight tripe-vinyl LP editions.

Soul Jazz

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Roots Radics

Seducer Dub Wise

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Hit Bound/Channel One

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Various Artists

Studio One Groups

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Soul Jazz

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Sylford Walker

Nutin Na Gwan

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Crazy Joe/Joe Gibbs Europe

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Studio One Roots

Studio One Roots - Volume 3

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Soul Jazz/Studio One

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Jackie Mittoo

The Keyboard King at Studio One [Vinyl]

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Universal Sound

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Cocoa Tea

Weh Dem a Go Do…Cant Stop Coco Tea [Vinyl]

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Vp Records

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Various

Studio One Soul

UK reggae compilation featuring 18 tracks including Leroy Sibbles ‘Express Yourself’, Norma Fraser ‘Respect’, Otis Gayle ‘Still Water’ & Ken Boothe ‘Is It Because I’m Black’.

Soul Jazz

Vinyl

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Can

Tago Mago

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Not On Label

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Cocoa Tea

In His Early Days

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Corner Stone

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Various Artists

Studio One Dub

Continuing the ‘Studio One Series’ this album features classic & rare dub tracks from Studio One, many available for the first time in over thirty years.

Soul Jazz

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Tribulation

Don Carlos in Dub

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Attack Records

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John Holt

Love Songs Vol 2

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Tuff Gong

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Various Artists

Studio One Scorcher, Vol. 2

The legendary Skatalites, alongside the later Studio One in-house bands - the Soul Vendors, Sound Dimension, Soul Defenders and Brentford Road All Stars – were as much a part of the classic Studio One sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, Marcia Griffiths and Bob Marley and The Wailers. This album features many of the musicians involved with Studio One who literally defined Reggae music. From the Skatalites members Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo to killer sidemen such as trombonist Vin Gordon (A/K/A Don Drummond Jnr), saxophonist Cedric Im” Brooks, keyboardist and Twelve Tribes of Israel member Pablove Black. Many of the rhythms that these musicians created became the back-bone of the Jamaican musical world and their songs have been replayed and re-versioned by 1000s of Reggae producers ever-since. The album features classic and super-rare tracks all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. As well as sixteen killer tracks the album comes with new sleevenotes and photography by Dennis Morris and Adrian Boot making this another essential Studio One Reggae release for connoisseurs of Reggae and newcomers alike.”

Soul Jazz

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Various

Original Ska Explosion, Vol 1

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Carib Gem

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Earl (Chinna) Smith & The High Time Players Meets Flabba Holt and the Roots Radics Band

Musicians and Friends, Vol 2

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Corner Stone

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Various Artists

Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds Volume Two

Volume two of the Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds compilation compiled by Stuart Baker. Features tracks from King Jammy, Fat Eyes, South Rakkas Crew, King Tubby, Firehouse Crew, Computer Paul, Prince Jazzbo, and King of Kings.

Soul Jazz

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Triston Palma

Joker Lover

Reissue LP from VP Records of classic Triston Palma record.

VP Records

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Culture

More Culture

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VP / Joe Gibbs Music / 17 North Parade

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Various Artists

Tempo Explosion

Compilation featuring Sugar Minott, Chris Wayne, Willie Williams, Ras Menilik Dacosta, Jerry Johnson, and the Black Roots Players.

Black Victory / Dug Out

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Horace Andy

Skylarking

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Studio One

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Augustus Pablo

Ital Dub

Reissue of classic Augustus Pablo record.

Clock Tower Records

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Various Artists

Sleng Teng Extravaganza: 1985 Master Mega Hits Volume 2

Original stock, removed from shrinkwrap and put into a record sleeve. Shrinkwrap caused slight bending of corners. Otherwise “new.”Features tracks by: Pad Anthony, Super Cat, Singie Singie, Cocoa Tea, Super Morris and more.

Jammy’s Records

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Josie Wales

No Wey No Better Than Yard

ORIGINAL PRESSING of this classic album from Josie Wales.

Corner Stone

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Prince Buster

Sister Big Stuff

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Sunspot

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Keith Hudson

Entering the Dragon

2011 Repress reissue of classic Keith Hudson record. Originally released in 1974. Beautiful.

Sunspot

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Selvie Wonder

Long Road

Classic Wonder record featuring “Neighbourhood Watch (feat. Luciano)” and “Long Road (feat. Spanner Banner).

Rasheart / Jet Star

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Josie Wails

Josie Wails & The All Stars

Nothing but the best from Josie Wails.

Corner Stone

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Various Artists

All Star Top Hits

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Coxsone Records

LP Record

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Peter Tosh

Legalize It

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Columbia Records

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Sexual Poo Worship and the Death of Kuu: Let’s Talk About the New Skarekrau Radio Album

Copied and pasted from the Riverfront Times

Interview by Joseph Hess, photos by Mabel Suen

 Rick Wilson Skarekrau Radio

No-wave tends to work as an anti-music, a reaction to pop music slathered in classy hooks.The wondrous prog of yore dared not mix with the rough edges of hairy music from the outer crust. Skarekrau Radio is a cult under the pretenses of fantastical rock and experimental sludge. Calling on the shrieking feminine voices of the New York underground, this Midwestern troupe is as whimsical as it is appalling, with sound-scapes balancing the inane and bizarre.
Rick Wilson has shared his rank breath for 20 years of Skarekrau Radio, a religious sect of noise warriors who celebrate Kuu, a god who permits sexual freedom, promotes happiness and most importantly dissolves borders. Krau lives with a history of organic albums, which promote stream-of-consciousness structure with a penchant for static amongst feedback. Wilson dropped its latest effort on my digital doorstep recently, and in doing so raised my eyebrow with this concerted effort of solid rock music.

The Coital Mass of the Kuu Puu collects two years of musical massage, kneading the amoebic noise crew into an angled rock band. Breaks in structure occur throughout the album with pockets of expressive free jazz, but Krau shows a melodic penchant with riffs you can tightly grasp. With this release now swimming in record pressing hell, ears will have to patiently wait until an autumn release. With all tracking, mixing and mastering done, Kuu Guru Rick Wilson has joined us to speak more on this full length effort and the future of Skarekrau Radio.

Joseph Hess: Albums typically work as the bench marks in a band’s life. Skarekrau Radio tends to carry a bevy filled with messages for the listener. What can you tell us about this latest studio effort?

Rick Wilson: When I wrote the music for this album, I had in the back of my mind that it would be science fiction. I watched this thing on PBS about the second shuttle disaster, the one that came in and blew up in the atmosphere. Debris went all over Texas somewhere. It wasn’t the first one where the shuttle blew up as it was taking off, but the second one when the shuttle was coming in. What was really amazing about the documentary was that they had the scene of all the astronauts, all getting ready to go home after being in outer space, seconds before the whole thing blew up. And they’re all happy and cheerful and waving for the camera and they’re all excited about being home and then the next minute the whole thing blew up from the inside out.

Before the whole thing blew up, they noticed there was something wrong in the back and they hit the thrusters to hopefully slow the shuttle down, you know, before it just blew up to smithereens. I guess that energy of something coming in from outer space into the atmosphere is called orbital decay, because it’s basically the decay of a meteor or a satellite coming back in. That was something going on in my mind the whole time and there’s even a song called “Orbital Decay” on the album.

There seems to be an underlying message in having a song about orbital decay.

I wanted [the album] to be about how small we are, and how we can’t control the forces that keep us on this planet. It’s almost like we shouldn’t be leaving the planet, it’s almost telling us. We’re in this beautiful ecosystem, this beautiful Earth and we leave it because we want to be star-faring beings but we really don’t know what we’re dealing with. We don’t even know what’s going on at the bottom of our oceans. I think our resources should be more internal rather than external, and once we get there, then we can begin to explore space. A lot of the songs are about that.

The science fiction direction is quite different from the sexual themes of older albums.

With a lot of Skarekrau records, there are a lot of songs about sex and sexuality. The song [on this record] “Tropical Mattress” is about sex, and the sexual residues left over on your bed. I imagine it being like a small little insect going into this moist area and it’s like a jungle. It’s the tropics. You go from that and burning up in outer space and it’s about small worlds, large worlds.

It sounds like a celebration of your limits.

Yeah, that’s a good way of putting it. I never really thought about that, but yeah maybe that is what it is. Maybe the Kuu Puu is our existence on this giant piece of shit in the sky and how we’re living in it in different ways and how we can’t escape it.

The new record is titled The Coital Mass of the Kuu Puu. Elaborate on what that means to Skarekrau Radio.

It’s like mass is sort of like poo, and Kuu is our god, so it’s worshiping poo in a kind of sick way. Maybe not sick. The Coital Mass of The Kuu Puu is worshiping, sexually, God’s poo. And who knows what God’s poo is? Maybe the Earth is the poo of God, maybe we’re just living on it.

When did Skarekrau begin work on this record?

This album was recorded almost two years ago, in July of 2010 by Cooper Crane up in Chicago. We’ve made several trips up and down, and it’s been very frustrating. Cooper Crane recorded, produced, mixed and mastered this album.

What studio did you record at?

I don’t remember the actual recording studio’s name, but I can get it to you. It has a funny name, but it’s a beautiful recording studio and a lot of bands have recorded there. Bobby Conn has recorded there, Cave records there, Lazer Crystal records there, Ga’an records there. It’s beautiful, and has a basketball court floor and pianos and extra drums with a beautiful booth. It’s all analog, it’s a beautiful recording studio. We recorded there for two days and we left and came back and then did some overdubs, singing and stuff. We came back again to mix it and we came back again to master. So I would say we were there every step of the way.

How was it, working with Cooper Crane of CAVE?

Cooper’s magic, you know. He took most of the cymbals off the drums, he did all these goofy little things to make it sound the way he wanted it to sound. It sounds great I think, it sounds very powerful. It’s probably the most rock album that we’ve done. There is improv, but there’s not a lot improv. There’s actual beginnings and endings of songs, which is completely different from what we’re writing now. It’s sort of like this phase, like I said before, it’s about science fiction, story-telling, more like [the movie] Heavy Metal. I imagine us in space rockets, ships are failing apart but we’re barely hanging on. We’re moving around, getting sick, our puke’s bubbling around us and we don’t know. We’re supposed to grab this piece of space junk, bring it on board, take it to this satellite, deposit it there and now we’re back up in outer space again. That’s what goes through my mind. The album prior to it was mostly improvised with story-telling and this one is more internal, with us trying to play tight.

Having listened to the album, it is that sort of experience. It’s much tighter and there’s a concise sound where you can hear the instruments clearly.
We wanted it to be like a big rock album. We didn’t really think of it as being some experimental thing. Which is funny, because I don’t really listen to a lot of rock. When I was younger, that’s all I listened to. And maybe this record is for people who are younger than me who are just discovering rock music and there’s not so much rock music out there that is good anymore. There’s so much good experimental music out there, but I feel that with rock music in itself, everything has been done already, especially with rock, pop and a lot of people don’t listen to (rock) records anymore. Yesterday I was really surprised to see all these kids getting high and blasting Led Zeppelin in their jeep as they were leaving a noise show at Floating Labs. I was almost dumb-founded, I thought that was me back in high school, sixteen or seventeen, smoking pot right after class listening to Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin or something. I want this album to be what those kids listen to in their cassette player or CD player. With myself personally, I don’t know if I would listen to this album like I did back then, I might listen to it while looking for something weird or strange. And I feel this album has elements of both [experimental and rock] but I want this album to be for people who want to rock out. I don’t want this to be something to scrutinized or over-examined for its experimental-ness or anything. It’s not really that experimental, but we have weird time changes and go off in tangents.

Did you run into any challenges when laying down the pieces of this album?

During the vocal recording of “Waste Size,” Cooper wouldn’t let any of the other band members in the room. It was just (the singers) Larva and Lee. It got to the point where Larva was actually on top of Lee, choking him, and he was just talking while he was being choked. I think there was nudity and drugs involved, it was just this total bizarre…like Cooper wouldn’t even talk about it. I asked him “How’d it go?” He said, “Man.” It was just 3 or 4 in morning after we recorded the whole album. That part of the album also has heavy guitars in the background and it’s supposed to be this stoned-induced, drugged, sitting back on your couch wasted listening to this. I wanted to regain that feeling again, because I think that’s missing on a lot of rock albums coming out now. It’s something you can grab and feel like you can maybe even play yourself, and I want people to put the headphones on and pretend they’re playing the drum part or the guitar part because it’s so simple. It’s not simple, but it is simple enough.

Skarekrau Radio has had a revolving door of vocalists, and for that matter, songs. How does a 2 year old album play into future plans for the group?

Lee is the only singer on this album who still is a member. Larva left to focus on her own music. As of this coming show on July 12, we won’t be playing a lot of songs from the album, because it was made two years ago and the band’s moved on. I’m glad the album is still coming out, and I think it’s going to be good for everyone in the band and even though it’s older stuff, the release might rejuvenate us to play the old songs again. It’s unfortunate it didn’t come out sooner, but at the same time I’d rather have it out than not at all.

Apop Records has been a big part of your past work, are they helping to release The Coital Mass of the Kuu Puu?

It’s a combo of Apop Records and my label Cum Sun Curiosities. It’s going to be an LP, with six songs on one side and two songs on the other, which is great because it reminds me of old Genesis albums. I love that kind of stuff.

Any preview of cover art for our readers?

Lee, our vocalist, was doing the artwork. He had artwork made, but he was walking home from somewhere and he either got jumped or he blacked out and he lost the artwork. It was gone, it was a collage that he had made and he lost it. Lee started up a new one, and he’s working on it right now. It’s going to be a black jacket with a pasted on label like an old jazz record. We don’t know what it’s going to look like because Lee keeps making something, then ripping it apart then making another one. I think he’s having trouble finding exactly what he wants it to look like. He’s a wonderful artist who makes great flyers. I’m not saying what he’s doing is going to be the album art, because we don’t know what it’ll look like, but I’m pretty sure we’ll use it.

The Coital Mass of the Kuu Puu was recorded in the Summer of 2010 and you’re looking at a Fall 2012 release window. What gives?

The record got caught up in the middle of being pressed. There’s a whole story, I don’t know if I should legally be talking about it. Basically there was a bleed in of copyrighted song at the end of Waste Size, I don’t know if you caught it. Most people don’t catch it. The plates were made at Aardvark and they sent it to United, where Apop is having the Shaved Women and Strangulated Beatoffs records done at. We were going to do all bands playing together at a record release show. When the plates were sent to United they made the test pressings and listened to it, to see if there’s any samples on it because they had gotten in trouble with a major record label in the past for samples. Aardvark didn’t notice it, Dustin from Apop didn’t notice it, but United did notice it. Because of that, they wouldn’t press it. United is being pretty nice about it, they’re not being jerks, but they said they can’t press it. They made the labels already, so they’re going to give us the labels and the plates. Dustin has been wonderful about trying to right this problem, and I’m not sure if we’re going to a different pressing plant. What I think is going to happen is that we’re going to re-plate the second side without the bleed in. It’s an unfortunate thing that’s going to delay the release of the record, so I don’t know when this record is going to be released. I think it’s going to be in the Fall. I really hope it’s before Winter, because we’ll probably be ready to record again by Winter.

With the Coital Mass of the Kuu Puu set for release, what’s left for the future of the Krau?

The new material right now is one continuous album side song. We’re planning on doing another album side song, a non-stop song. The next album will be more or less two pieces. It’s about the death of our god Kuu. It’s more theatrical. The first song is a patterned roller-coaster that goes up and down and sort of reprises itself at times. It’s about how the world is turning to shit because Kuu doesn’t exist anymore. He died, he’s not anywhere anymore and we don’t know why he’s not around. And why the Mantis Head, which is the anti-Kuu, is taking over by teaching us what to buy and how to consume media and how we should view sex. The whole first side will be about humans being assimilated, it’s about population control. The world is getting bigger and bigger and religion is a part of it. Politics is almost small potatoes compared to how religion has forced us into a way of thinking. The new music is about the death of our benevolent Kuu god that makes us free and frolic nude with many people making love with no war. It’s very idealistic, our god is sort of about anarchy and not being controlled and being able to release your desires within reason.

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