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    Clear Spot

    Clear Spot is the seventh album by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.


    After Trout Mask Replica, which was critically acclaimed but sold poorly, each of the group's following three albums was slightly more conventional than the one before. Beefheart wanted more commercial success - hence his decision to work with the widely respected team of producer Ted Templeman and engineer Donn Landee, who also created hits for artists such as the Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon and Van Morrison. Clear Spot gathers together much of the lyrical material that Beefheart had created or formulated at the beginning of The Spotlight Kid recordings. (via Wikipedia)

    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    8. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    9. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    10. Kiss Where I Kain't
    11. Circumstances (Alternate Version 2)
    12. Little Scratch
    13. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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  • Translucent Fresnel Live 72/73 Translucent Fresnel Live 72/73 Quick View

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    Translucent Fresnel Live 72/73

    From the late 1960's through to 1980, John Peel collected tapes of recordings of Captain Beefheart's live shows particularly those in the U.K. During a tidy up at Nan True's Hole in 2003 he discovered around six large reels of tape containing many of Beefheart's live U.K. performances and he sent these on to Ozit Morpheus Records.


    Here is Volume 1 of material from those tapes, songs mainly from the Clear Spot era tour. The title, Translucent Fresnel, comes from a reworking of Beefheart's album Clear Spot as a Fresnel is a type of spotlight lens used in lighthouses. 180g double vinyl with gatefold sleeve.

    1. Suction Prints

    2. Crazy Little Thing
    3. Electricity
    4. Golden Birdies
    5. I'm Gonna Booglarize You, Baby
    6. King Bee/Sugar Mama
    7. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    8. Mirrorman
    9. Peon 2
    10. Peon
    11. Bass Solo
    12. Suction Prints
    13. Sugar 'N' Spikes

    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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  • Live At The Afro Spot Live At The Afro Spot Quick View

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    Live At The Afro Spot

    White Colored Vinyl


    Live At The Afro Spot W/ The Koola Lobitos, 140 Gram LP - White Vinyl In Clear PVC Sleeve

    1. Everyday I Got My Blues
    2. Moti Gborokan
    3. Waka Waka
    4. Ako
    5. Oloruka
    6. Lai Se
    Fela Kuti
    $32.99
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  • Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Quick View

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    Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973

    Limited Edition Four LP Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes.


    Recorded over a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 at United Recording Group in Hollywood, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released the following October. One of Van Vliet's favorites, the album represents the apex of his dissonant style and includes such standout tracks as the quirky-funny I Love You, You Big Dummy and the exquisite solo guitar piece One Red Rose That I Mean.


    Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965-1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range,Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition.

    LP 1 - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
    1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    2. Doctor Dark
    3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
    4. Peon
    5. Bellerín 'Plain
    6. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
    7. Japan In A dishpan
    8. I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
    9. Petrified Forest
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean
    11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
    12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
    13. Space-Age Couple
    14. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
    15. Flash Gordon's Ape


    LP 2 - The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'N Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin 'Stage
    10. Glider


    LP 3 - Clear Spot (November 1972)
    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Clear Spot
    8. Crazy Little Thing
    9. Long Neck Bottles
    10. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
    11. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
    12. Golden Birdies


    LP 4 - Out-Takes (Previously Unreleased)
    1. Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
    2. Harry Irene
    3. I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
    4. Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
    5. The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
    6. Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
    7. Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
    8. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    9. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    10. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    11. Kiss Where I Kain't
    12. Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
    13. Little Scratch
    14. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

    Captain Beefheart
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  • Prestige Series Gold Cartridge Prestige Series Gold Cartridge Quick View

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    Prestige Series Gold Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Silver1 and Gold1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Silver1 and gold1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold1 model is selected from the Silver1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold1 models.


    What People are saying about the Gold... "The Prestige Gold's sound was readily identifiable, but after just a few seconds it didn't matter much, so engaging were the results."

    - Wayne Garcia - The Absolute Sound


    "It's a definite Best Buy!"

    - Hi Fi Choice / Alan Sircom


    "Beefheart's Clear Spot, the undoing of many an under-performing cartridges, didn't faze the Grado." - Hi Fi Choice / Alan Sircom "It was lively and detailed but never edgy on vocal sibilants, and didn't over-emphasis leading edges on acoustic guitar."

    - Hi Fi Choice / Alan Sircom


    "While the Prestige Gold cannot provide quite the same ultra-refined, take-you-to-the-mountaintop listening experiences that big buck moving coils can, it takes you a long way up the path toward analog excellence, and for a pennies-on-the-dollar price."

    - Chris Martens / The Absolute Sound


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 35

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
    $260.00
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  • Directors Of Photography Directors Of Photography Quick View

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    Directors Of Photography


    Vinyl Packaging Includes Full Color Gatefold Jacket With Spot Gloss Finish, Double Clear Vinyl, &
    Full Album Lyrics


    Dilated Peoples have released four acclaimed albums, toured extensively and enjoyed
    sustained success as solo artists. Now, after an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples returns with
    Directors Of Photography, the group's remarkable debut album under the Expansion
    Team/Rhymesayers Entertainment banner.


    Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu's new collection demonstrates how the group has
    been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and
    dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire.


    With Directors Of Photography, Dilated Peoples shows it only improved during its hiatus,
    returning to a genre quick to dismiss veterans. "I think the statement we made this time around
    is that the three of us are still here standing, making quality Hip Hop from our hearts," DJ Babu
    says. "We never chased trends and we always stayed true to ourselves. Even with the changes
    in the music industry and the world, we still managed to stay cutting edge and classic and, in
    many ways, independent. This LP is very full circle for us."

    1. Intro
    2. Directors
    3. Cut My Teeth
    4. Defari Interlude
    5. The Dark Room feat. Vince Staples
    6. Good As Gone
    7 Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc
    8. Figure It Out (Melvin's Theme)
    9. Let Your Thoughts Fly Away
    10. Century Of The Self feat. Catero
    11. @mrevidence Interlude
    12. The Reversal
    13. Opinions May Vary feat. Gangrene
    14. Trouble
    15. L.A. River Drive feat. Sick Jacken
    16. The Bigger Picture feat. Krondon
    Dilated Peoples
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  • Dark Hearts Dark Hearts Quick View

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    Dark Hearts

    The astounding following up to Slingshot Dakotas' The Golden Ghost, Dark Hearts is packed with twelve tracks and over 40 minutes of music. The LP Jacket features a spot UV Varnish on the cover.


    The first pressing of this record is limited to 1,000 units and split 200 grey w/ white and black splatter, 300 translucent purple w/ black smoke, and 500 Clear. This item is for the single LP and a digital download of the album.

    1 Intro
    2 May Day
    3 Gossip
    4 Disaster
    5 Rasta Bacca
    6 Never Hear
    7 Starting Over
    8 Light
    9 Living/Dreaming
    10 Cassette
    11 Words
    12 Good Year
    Slingshot Dakota
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  • Come Clean Come Clean Quick View

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    Come Clean


    Limited First Pressing Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Clear Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    Includes 4 Page Insert With Song Lyrics And Credits


    Featuring The Hits Blurry, She Hates Me And Control


    First Time On Vinyl!


    Come Clean is the the highly succesfull major-label debut and second studio album by the American rock band Puddle of Mudd. Originally released in 2001, the album's music was responsible for breaking Puddle of Mudd into the mainstream music scene. The album reached the Billboard 200 Albums chart peaking at #9. It has sold over 5,000,000 copies and was certified 3 times platinum by the RIAA.


    The lead single Control was also the theme song for WWE's Survivor Series 2001, which was critically acclaimed. The second single off the album, Blurry turned out to be Puddle of Mudd's most successful single, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart, and also winning an ASCAP song of the year award. Drift & Die was also released as a single spending six weeks at the No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The fourth single, She Hates Me reached the No. 1 spot on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and won the ASCAP award for most played rock song of the year.


    In support of the album the band embarked on a European and American tour as the opening act for Godsmack and Deftones, and were also a part of the Family Values 2001 tour, alongside Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, and Staind.


    Available on vinyl for the very first time, Come Clean is pressed on clear vinyl, limited to 1.000 numbered copies!

    1. Control
    2. Drift & Die
    3. Out Of My Head
    4. Nobody Told Me
    5. Blurry
    6. She Hates Me
    7. Bring Me Down
    8. Never Change
    9. Basement
    10. Said
    11. Piss It All Away
    Puddle Of Mudd
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  • Volcano Volcano Quick View

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    Volcano

    James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys) - are set to release their new album, Volcano, via Fat Possum.


    All the elements people loved with Temples' debut, Sun Structures, remain intact, but this time, there is a noticeable evolution presented from the outset. It's clear Volcano is the sound of Temples squaring up to their potential, immediately evident with "Certainty." Its beefed-up beats reveal an expanded sonic firmament, one in which bright synth hooks and insistent choruses circle around each other over chord sequences that strike just the right balance between nice and queasy. "If there's a sense of scale," says frontman James Bagshaw, "It was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didn't know about the first time around. We didn't even have a subwoofer to listen back to things that we did on Sun Structures, so there was nothing below 50Hz on that record. We didn't even know those frequencies were there!"


    Entirely self-produced and written by all four members of the band, Temples' melodies seem to come effortlessly. There are sun-dazed numbers and lysergic dream-pop songs and those where synth and mellotron interweave to beguiling effect. One thing is certain; it's harder to spot the influences this time around. Mystical language has been supplanted by something more direct. They've been broken down and blended together - fossilized into a single source of creative fuel, resulting in a sound that is undoubtedly Temples. As described by co-founding member Warmsley, "we discovered a lot as we went along, and the excitement at having done so radiates outwards."

    1. Certainty
    2. All Join In
    3. I Wanna Be Your Mirror
    4. Oh The Saviour
    5. Born Into The Sunset
    6. How Would You Like To Go?
    7. Open Air
    8. In My Pocket
    9. Celebration
    10. Mystery Of Pop
    11. Roman Godlike Man
    12. Strange Or Be Forgotten
    Temples
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  • Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972 Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972 Quick View

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    Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972

    Hollywood's Sunset Strip was fertile breeding ground for folk-rock songwriters on the make during the mid-'60s. One of these kids with an acoustic guitar jumped right into a historically important album project within weeks of his arrival. Michael Fennelly quickly became one-seventh of The Millennium, who produced Begin, a lush audio carpetorium of an album that found a cult audience upon its reissue thirty years later. After the Millennium shattered, Fennelly jumped directly into his next effort, the power pop legends Crabby Appleton. The group managed to crack the American Bandstand market with"Go Back," a big hit on the charts and a prized fave among pop collectors today. Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972 charts the development of Fennelly as a songwriter.


    Starting with his earliest demos produced during the Millennium era and closing with stripped-down renditions of his Crabby Appleton songs, Love Can Change Everything makes the argument for Fennelly as a power-pop legend, a man whose way with a melody and a crystal-clear voice earned him a deserved spot in the LA pop pantheon. None of this material has ever appeared before, in any format - Love Can Change Everything is a true lost classic in the making. Featuring liner notes from legendary pop writer Domenic Priore and detailed track notes from Michael Fennelly himself!

    LP1
    1. I've Been Found
    2. I Don't Think That I'll See That Time Again
    3. I Couldn't Find The Words
    4. Try To Understand
    5. Dancing Dandelions
    6. Breakdown
    7. Iris Please
    8. Love Can Change Everything
    9. Leanna
    10. I Don't Need A Map
    11. Under The Trees And Moonlight
    12. Hunger For Love


    LP2
    13. The Other Side
    14. Some Madness
    15. Peace By Peace
    16. How Long Will It Take
    17. Can't Love My Life Without You
    18. Never Met A Girl
    19. Go Back
    20. Try
    21. Over My Dead Body
    22. You're A Good Girl
    23. Dark Night
    24. Flyer

    Michael Fennelly
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  • Symptoms Symptoms Quick View

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    Symptoms

    What's more punk rock than being a punk in the Middle East? Nothing. Which is why Israeli miscreants Useless ID are not only the longstanding ambassadors of Middle East punk rock, but they're also way punker than you. Armed with 18 years of experience and a tour history that includes such out-of-the-way spots as China, Belarus, and even Siberia, these boys from Haifa City have finally found a home with longtime friends Fat Wreck Chords for the release of Symptoms. The 12 tracks on Symptoms ooze with all the irresistible appeal of songs popularized by genre heavyweights Rise Against, No Use For A Name, and Alkaline Trio, yet clearly maintain a cohesive and unique perspective from start to finish.
    1. Live Or Die
    2. Before It Kills
    3. Normal With You
    4. Erratic
    5. Manic Depression
    6. Sleeping With Knives
    7. Symptoms
    8. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    9. New Misery
    10. Waiting For An Accident
    11. Fear In The Mirror
    12. Somewhere
    Useless ID
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  • Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Quick View

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    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3


    The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman


    Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
    decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
    millions of fans all over the globe.



    In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
    bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
    Tears.



    BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
    brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
    trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.


    This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
    when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
    MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
    the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
    smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
    making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
    recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood,
    Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their third legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat
    & Tears 3.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles
    in quite some time.


    We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
    the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold
    cover From your friends at Friday Music. Hi-De-Ho!!!

    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia MacEvil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire and Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
    8. He's a Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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  • Change Becomes Us Change Becomes Us Quick View

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    Change Becomes Us

    Only Wire would attempt to make their fourth album after their tenth. At the beginning of their career, between 1977 and 1979, the great British art punk quartet released three perfect albums, Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154, each wildly different from the other. Then they splintered, though a bunch of post-154 songs-in-process came to light later, in the dodgy live recordings that made up the bizarre, messy Document and Eyewitness (1981) and 1996's Turns and Strokes.


    Since they first reunited in 1985, Wire has had an exceptionally weird relationship to its own past. During their commercial peak in the latter half of the 80s, they refused to play anything from the pre-breakup era, and for the first few years of their current incarnation, they mostly acted as if they'd jumped straight from Pink Flag to the year 2000. At the beginning of this decade, they started looking back in earnest-- not in a hey, kids, we wrote 12 x U, remember? way, but in a cleaning up loose ends way. 2011's Strays EP contained four pieces that had been kicking around their live repertoire for a long time but had never been recorded to their satisfaction before; the Black Session album that came out last year actually included a few relatively faithful versions of old songs.


    And now they've gone back to the material they'd have recorded for the album that never happened after 154. The 13 titles on Change Becomes Us are new, but the songs themselves aren't; they're all more or less newly rewritten versions of the Document and Eyewitness/Turns and Strokes repertoire. It's not the first time they've reckoned with some of those sketches, either. B/W Silence and Time Lock Fog are respectively adapted from Lorries and 5/10, which singer/guitarist Colin Newman previously reworked on his 1982 solo album Not To. Doubles & Trebles is a new version of Ally in Exile, which Wire mutated first into Art of Persistence on 2000's The Third Day and then into I Don't Understand on 2002's Read & Burn 01; positioned as the new album's opener, its arrangement and lyric (about a solitary agent in enemy territory) explicitly allude to the way Reuters introduces Pink Flag.


    The Wire of 1980, and the band's members on the solo records that immediately followed the split, were radicals who were trying to pry open the pop-recording form and avoid repeating themselves. The Wire of 2013 have settled on a sweet-and-prickly sound that suits them, and sonically Change Becomes Us is of a piece with Red Barked Tree and Object 47, the other studio albums they've recorded since the 2004 departure of guitarist/texturalist Bruce Gilbert. (These days, his spot is filled by Matt Simms, who's 30 years younger than the rest of the band.)


    Considered as a set of songs, though, it's fantastic-- a clear look at the twisty, glittering material that had previously only been a few sparkles of possibility shining through the muck of those difficult live albums. The band who wrote these songs were a couple of years away from becoming hardcore punk icons-- there are hints of that when drummer Robert Grey breaks into a high-speed two-step on Adore Your Island and Stealth of a Stork. And they were so deeply invested in non-obviousness that their lyrics sometimes read like cryptic crossword clues: the hook of Eels Sang Lino-- recast here as Eels Sang-- is an anagram for in Los Angeles.


    But the Wire of 1979 and 1980 were also developing their enduring fascination with unlikely kinds of beauty, and their 21st century incarnation has built some of their most fetching songs from some of the most ragged and jagged ideas to come from their younger selves. (Re-Invent Your Second Wheel, sung by bassist Graham Lewis, is a languorous waltz whose DNA has traces of the in-your-face Document and Eyewitness experiment Zegk Hoqp.) History and transformation are, understandably, recurring themes in the new lyrics on Change Becomes Us, and it's a treat to have this missing link in the Wire story repaired, even if it's as much an anomaly in the present moment as Document and Eyewitness was in its time.


    - Douglas Wolk (Pitchfork)

    1. Doubles & Trebles
    2. Keep Exhaling
    3. Adore Your Island
    4. Re-Invent Your Second Wheel
    5. Stealth Of A Stork
    6. B/W Silence
    7. Time Lock Fog
    8. Magic Bullet
    9. Eels Sang
    10. Love Bends
    11. As We Go
    12. & Much Besides
    13, Attractive Space
    Wire
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  • Don't Smoke In Bed (Pre-Order) Don't Smoke In Bed (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Don't Smoke In Bed (Pre-Order)

    Multiple Styles Displayed On Holly Cole's 1993 Sophomore Album


    Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Master Tapes


    Plating And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Old-Style Gatefold Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Holly Cole brings her own dimension to the tradition of cabaret, a strong voice that's still capable of nuance, an ear for quirky repertoire, and a light touch that keeps some of these performances floating just at the edge of irony.


    On her second album, 1993's Don't Smoke in Bed, Cole explores varied musical styles, adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz. It's a favorite of ours, which is why for this Analogue Productions reissue we've given it the reissue treatment it deserves. Bernie Grundman did the mastering, from the original analog tapes, at his Los Angeles studio, giving this release a spectacular foundation. Plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl was done by Gary Salstrom and crew at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Lastly, we wrapped up the whole package in a premium gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. There's nothing but aces in this smokin' hot reissue and the quality shines through.


    Holly's delivery of more traditional fare shines on Cole Porter's witty Get Out of Town and Kurt Weill's torchy Je Ne T'aime Pas, while she brings clarity, power, and anthemic passion to the surprising treatment of Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now. She's generally well supported in this intimate set by pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, while there's sparing and effective use of strings. There are fine guest spots by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, on Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday, and David Lindley, whose steel guitar contributes to the strange country music of Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart.

    1. I Can See Clearly Now
    2. Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
    3. Get Out Of Town
    4. So and So
    5. The Tennessee Waltz
    6. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
    7. Blame It On My Youth
    8. Ev'rything I've Got
    9. Je Ne T'Aime Pas
    10. Cry (If you Want To)
    11. Que Sera Sera
    12. Don't Smoke In Bed
    Holly Cole Trio
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    It's Not The Eat, It's The Humidity (On Sale)

    The Alternative Tentacles Reissues of Necessity is back! We've hooked another live one from the swirling depths of the most obscure, desirable, and just plain deranged.
    Like many early punk pioneers The Eat operated in a near-total vacuum, in that infamous cesspool of clueless retirees and moronic sun worshippers known as South Florida. Forming in 1978 and playing their first show in July of 1979, it took another year before they were able to record. Their classic 7s were rare and sought after from the moment they came out, distribution was nil, most were given away at shows and crushed on the spot, some even wound up lining a parrot cage. The result is that their 7-inches Communist Radio and God Punishes the Eat are some of the most sought after and obscenely expensive Killed By Death items ever!


    Sure the limited/mangled pressings helped, but the band's twisted angle on the world has a lot to do with the value placed on their early vinyl. Specifically: political concerns like Communist Radio, Nut Cops, Kneecappin' and Nixon's Binoculars. Environmental awareness like Manatee Smacker, M-80 Ant Death, and Living Like a Pig, as well as numerous celebrations of that seedy Florida lifestyle like Catholic Love, Silly Drug Songs, Money for the Police and Psychotic McHale's Navy.


    The Eat reappeared sporadically clear through the mid-'90s, yet still seem unaware how wide their cult and notoriety has spread, especially among people who've never actually heard them. There's a lot of information packed into this package to help those latter folks out, in full color!


    Both early 7s are here, the audio dropouts in the five God Punishes songs fixed up at last, followed by the entire Scattered Wahoo Action cassette album and all the unreleased songs from their aborted Hialeah album that was chopped down to their third and final seven inch. Sound is top-floor melodic punk 'n' roll - sort of a sped-up Real Kids with rock-bottom Angry Samoans-style lyrics. Disc One's a whopping 30+ studio tracks, many never before released.

    LP1
    1. Communist Radio
    2. Catholic Love
    3. Jimmie B. Goode
    4. Dr. Tv
    5. Silly Drug Songs
    6. Nut Cop
    7. Kneecappin'
    8. Party Line
    9. Living Like A Pig
    10. Mary Mary
    11. Hey Jackass
    12. Sub-human
    13. Nixon's Binoculars
    14. I Led Two Lives
    15. Ballbusters On Parade
    16. Open Man
    17. She's Pissed Off
    18. Get Me High
    19. Young Guy
    20. One Call To Cuba
    21. Shoes Shoes Shoes
    22. Mr. Brown
    23. Manatee Smacker
    24. Dream Of Yogi
    25. Money For The Police
    26. Octopus
    27. Psychotic Mchale's Navy
    28. Search My Car
    29. M80 Ant Death
    30. Hialeah


    LP2
    1. We're An American Band (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    2. Open Man (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    3. Sub-human (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    4. Hey Jackass (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    5. She's Pissed Off (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    6. Communist Radio (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    7. Nixon's Binoculars (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    8. Catholic Love (premier Club 4/12/80)
    9. Nut Cop (premier Club 4/12/80)
    10. Get Me High (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    11. M80 Ant Death (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    12. Mary Mary (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    13. I Led Two Lives (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    14. Flower Punk (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    15. La Woman (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    16. Jimmie B. Goode (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    17. Sub-human (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    18. The Car (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    19. Wooly Bully (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    20. Communist Radio (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    21. Open Man (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    22. Nut Cop (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    23. Kneecappin' (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    24. I Led Two Lives (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    25. Get Me High (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    26. Question Of Temperature (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    27. Party Line (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    28. Silly Drug Songs (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    29. Young Guy (polish American Club 9/26/81)

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