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  • Girl Happy (Discontinued) (On Sale) Girl Happy (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Girl Happy (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Import

    Remastered


    Elvis Presley became a film star in 1956, and would go on to appear in a total of 33 feature films in a span of 14 years. The accompanying soundtracks are fan-sought rarities (both on CD or LP), but 8 of these albums will be available again this time in remastered sound. These 8 are among the best Elvis LP's recorded for his feature movies.

    1. Girl Happy

    2. Spring Fever

    3. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce

    4. Startin' Tonight

    5. Wolf Call

    6. Do Not Disturb

    7. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die

    8. The Meanest Girl In Town

    9. Do The Clam

    10. Puppet On A String

    11. I've Got To Find My Baby

    12. You'll Be Gone
    Elvis Presley
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    Happy Feet
    Wait And Let Tomorrow Decide
    Rock
    Call Me
    You Can Do It
    Another Love Song
    Keep Dancing
    I Don't Want You To Leave Me
    In The Basement
    Al Hudson & The Partners
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    Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure)

    Ranked 189/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love? and Mona, as well as the lesser lauded - yet no less intense - contribution of Gary Duncan's (guitar/vocals) Calvary. This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina (guitar/vocals), Greg Elmore (percussion), David Freiberg (bass/vocals), and the aforementioned Duncan retain the uncanny ability to perform with a psychedelic looseness of spirit, without becoming boring or in the least bit pretentious. The side-long epic Who Do You Love? suite is split into an ensemble introduction and coda as well as four distinct sections for the respective bandmembers.



    Musicians:



    • John Cipollina (guitar)

    • Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals)

    • David Freiberg (bass, vocals)

    • Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Who Do You Love - Part 1
    2. When You Love
    3. Where You Love
    4. How You Love
    5. Which Do You Love
    6. Who Do You Love - Part 2
    7. Mona
    8. Maiden of the Cancer Moon
    9. Calvary
    10. Happy Trails
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Smiling Like I'm Happy (Pure Pleasure) Smiling Like I'm Happy (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Smiling Like I'm Happy (Pure Pleasure)

    One of the unsung heroes of British blues, this one-man band was a fine harmonica player and singer, a decent guitarist, and a soulful enough singer to make one overlook his distinctly unbluesy high voice. The opening Worried Mind - just Duster on harp, guitar, voice, high-hat and kick drum - is a marvelously sloppy shuffle romp that holds its own with the Fabulous Thunderbirds' work ten years hence. On other tracks Bennett is backed by three-fourths of the original Fleetwood Mac, who provide simple, effective support without stealing any limelight; solos are kept to a minimum. Originals My Lucky Day (with chromatic harmonica) and Jumping at Shadows (which Mac would later cover) are absolutely outstanding, and Duster does justice to Magic Sam's My Love Is Your Love.



    Musicians:



    • Duster Bennett (vocal, harmonica, guitar, percussion)

    • Ham Richmond (piano)

    • Stella Sutton (vocal)

    • Peter Green (guitar)

    • John McVie (bass)

    • Mick Fleetwood (drums)




    Recording: July and September 1968 at CBS Studios, London

    Production: Mike Vernon




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Worried Mind
    2. Life Is a Dirty Deal
    3. Country Jam
    4. Trying to Paint It In the Sky
    5. My Lucky Day
    6. Times Like These
    7. Got a Tongue In Your Head
    8. Jumping At Shadows
    9. 40 Minutes From Town
    10. Shame Shame of Shame
    11. My Love Is Your Love
    12. Shady Little Baby
    Duster Bennett
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  • Happiness LTD. (Discontinued) (On Sale) Happiness LTD. (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Happiness LTD. (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    2007's Happiness LTD., the group's third effort, is a return to the energy of their first release, while still experimenting with new directions. Tunes like Let Me In and 5 Times Out of 100 bounce with fun, nervy grooves, offsetting the unexpected somberness of the title track opener. The variety makes for an interesting listen and the band sounds better than ever here. Fans of the band's first two albums will find strong elements from both and more on Happiness LTD. Also includes a Bonus CD!
    1. Happiness LTD.
    2. Let Me In
    3. 5 Times Out Of 100
    4. Harmonicas & Tambourines
    5. Outta Heart
    6. My Best Friend
    7. Conversation
    8. Give Up?
    9. Good Day To Die
    10. So So Cold
    11. Waiting For Nothing
    Hot Hot Heat
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  • Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope Quick View

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    Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope

    Reba McEntire has never been one to "rest on her laurels" (Associated Press) and continues to prove that her strong work ethic couples well with passion as she prepares to release SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE in 2017 jointly through Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group. For an entertainer with an illustrious career that has elicited 35 No. 1 singles, over 56 million albums sold worldwide, prestigious industry awards, lead acting roles and brand endeavors, new is a rarity - yet an art form she has perfected.


    "SING IT NOW was the perfect title for this album because the message and melody throughout the song connects the dots between the traditional hymns I grew up on and new music that has been uplifting for me in challenging times," said Reba.


    Reba let her heart and friends help guide the song selection, which includes the first tune she ever sang in public, "Jesus Loves Me," a former Reba co-star's suggestion of "Oh Happy Day" and an introduction from a close associate to "From The Inside Out."

    LP 1
    1. Jesus Loves Me
    2. Oh, How I Love Jesus
    3. When The Roll is Called Up Yonder
    4. Oh Happy Day
    5. Amazing Grace
    6. I'll Fly Away
    7. In The Garden / Wonderful Peace (feat. The Isaacs)
    8. Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Swing Down Chariot
    9. How Great Thou Art
    10. Softly and Tenderly (feat. Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)


    LP 2
    1. Sing It Now
    2. Angels Singin'
    3. God and My Girlfriends
    4. Hallelujah, Amen
    5. There Is A God
    6. I Got The Lord On My Side
    7. Back To God
    8. Angel On My Shoulder
    9. From The Inside Out
    10. Say A Prayer

    Reba McEntire
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  • The Superions (On Sale) (Discontinued) The Superions (On Sale) (Discontinued) On Sale Quick View

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    The Superions (On Sale) (Discontinued)

    Formed in Orlando, Florida in 2006, THE SUPERIONS are the most exciting group to hit the music scene since Elvis or Lady GaGa (or Susan Boyle for that matter). FRED SCHNEIDER (B-52s), NOAH BRODIE and DAN MARSHALL were just somewhat normal guys when their bodies, minds, and souls were taken over by alien beings from the planet Superion. Now real talented, they perpetrated magic with their first digital release, Totally Nude Island on October 31, 2008. Take soft tradewinds, a healthy dose of tropical passion, and a deadly volcano and voila!: an instant classic destined to sell millions, or a lot less, was born. Following on the heels of this multi-plat... er, real popular song, The Superions return with the new smash Who Threw That Ham At Me. Destined to be another hit (they hope). Ham is a cautionary tale about the serious crime of shoplifting, set to a bouncy disco beat. Their debut seven-track EP also includes the original version of Totally Nude Island, along with remixes by THE LOLLIGAGS and MARSHAMALLOW COAST, and a Ham remix by CASPER & THE COOKIES. No Export Outside of North America


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    1. Those Sexy Saucer Gals
    2. Who Threw That Ham At Me
    3. Totally Nude Island [The Lolligags Remix]
    4. Who Threw That Ham At Me [Casper & The Cookies Remix]
    5. Totally Nude Island [Ursula 1000 Remix]
    6. Totally Nude Island [Marshmallow Coast Remix]
    7. Totally Nude Island
    The Superions
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    Big World

    Listening to San Francisco East Bay s Happy Diving it s hard to believe that they ve only been together since 2013. A year ago, friends Matt Berry, Samuelito Cruz, Mikey Rivera, and Matt Yankovitz decided to form a band after previous projects fell apart. Since then they ve released a self-titled EP in late 2013 that fans of Tony Molina, Connecticut s Ovlov and early Weezer can appreciate. Their debut full-length, Big World, out worldwide on October 21, 2014, was recorded over a whirlwind two days at The Atomic Garden in East Palo, CA, with the help of producer Jack Shirley (Deafhaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr). Big World sees the band channeling the energy first displayed on their Self-Titled EP, as well as their deafening and vivacious live shows, into ten concise, sludgy pop songs. We recommend you listen to this album while road tripping across the country, but if you don t have the time to pack up your cares and get away, Big World fits perfectly into a 30 minute lunch break.
    1. Small World
    2. Space Ooze
    3. Weird Dream
    4. Big World
    5. Sad Planet
    6. Mikey's Rules
    7. Whenever
    8. Always Noon
    9. Explorer
    10. 10
    Happy Diving
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    Darklands

    The second album from the brothers Reid, originally released in 1987. Darklands is more accessible and hooky than Psychocandy, leaving most of the feedback and some of the noise behind to focus on the songs and to make a clear break from The Jesus And Mary Chain's legendary debut. With tracks such as April Skies, Darklands, Happy When It Rains and Nine Million Rainy Days, the Reids proved they had plenty of great songs in them and that they wouldnt be boxed in by the past. An all out classic from the 1980s reissued on 180g vinyl.
    1. Darklands
    2. Deep One Perfect Morning
    3. Happy When It Rains
    4. Down On Me
    5. Nine Million Rainy Days
    6. April Skies
    7. Fall
    8. Cherry Came Too
    9. On The Wall
    10. About You
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
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  • The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (200 Gram) The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (200 Gram) Quick View

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    The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (200 Gram)

    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Walsh's ability to swing wildly from one end of the rock scale to the other is unparalleled and makes for an album to suit many tastes.


    This is the album that proved to be Joe Walsh's commercial breakthrough, largely on the strength of two rock classics, one of the most beloved rock songs of the 1970s, "Rocky Mountain Way" and "Meadows." This isn't your typical '70s classic rock album with bass, drum, guitar and vocals - it is a masterful score covering so many moods from the dark "Wolf" to the bouncy "Happy Ways" to the breezy "Days Gone By." The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get is essential for Joe Walsh fans, a superb album by anyone's standards.


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    1. Rocky Mountain Way
    2. Book Ends
    3. Wolf
    4. Midnight Moodies
    5. Happy Ways
    6. Meadows
    7. Dreams
    8. Days Gone By
    9. Day Dream (Prayer)
    Joe Walsh
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    Darklands (Colored Vinyl)


    Blue Colored Vinyl


    The second album from the brothers Reid, originally released in 1987. Darklands is more accessible and hooky than Psychocandy, leaving most of the feedback and some of the noise behind to focus on the songs and to make a clear break from the legendary debut album. With tracks such as "April Skies", "Darklands", "Happy When It Rains" and "Nine Million Rainy Days" the Reid's proved they had plenty of great songs in them and wouldn't be boxed in by the past. An all out classic from the 1980s reissued on blue vinyl.

    1. Darklands
    2. Deep One Perfect Morning
    3. Happy When It Rains
    4. Down On Me
    5. Nine Million Rainy Days
    6. April Skies
    7. Fall
    8. Cherry Came Too
    9. On The Wall
    10. About You
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
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    Sadnecessary

    You never know who you're going to meet on the first day of school. Sometimes, you can end up being introduced to one of the best friends you'll ever
    know. That was the case for Clemens and Philipp-otherwise known as Milky Chance. The Kassel, Germany duo met in an Advanced Music Course at
    the start of eleventh grade, and they creatively gelled right off the bat.


    They got along so great that they played in a local band until graduation. Even though the group disbanded when their drummer left Kassel, Clemens and
    Philipp kept on making music. Weaving together elegant electronic production with acoustic guitars and lilting, lush vocals, they harnessed a style
    unequivocally their own.


    Clemens put it best, Think of it as the singer-songwriter spirit mixed with electronic beats. Somehow, it's always a little bit melancholy, but there's a
    positive spin. You can dance to most of it too! Melancholy is something that I carry within me. I write the best songs when this mood catches me."
    In order to capture that, the boys built a tiny studio in the quiet house Clemens grew up in. Over the course of two weeks in 2013, they cut their full-length
    debut, Sadnecessary, on a minimalist setup, spending hours getting the settings just right. They didn't need anything more than a rudimentary interface,
    microphone, and computer. That's why Sadnecessary sizzles so much.


    After cutting the tracks, Clemens and Philipp uploaded the first single Stolen Dance to YouTube. With its bright handclaps, plaintive acoustic guitars, and
    his own gravelly smooth delivery, the song became a viral sensation, eventually racking up over 30 million-plus YouTube views and made them the most
    blogged about act on HypeM for that month.


    About the song, he says, It's less of a story than a feeling. The feeling in the song refers to a certain moment I wanted to hold on to. It's the sentiment you
    experience when you miss somebody you really like and just can't spend time with that person. You're sad the other person isn't there, but you're also
    happy for the beautiful moments you've spent together.


    Sadnecessary, released on the musicians' own Lichtdicht Records in Europe, became a phenomenon followed by packed shows around the continent. In
    early 2014, Republic Records inked a deal with Milky Chance to release the record stateside, opening them up to their largest audience yet.


    Now, songs like Down By The River flow between poetic musing and delightfully danceable grooves. Clemens remains honest at every turn though.
    There is actually a personal story behind 'Down By The River', he adds. In general it's about being in love, but there's a lot of room for interpretation.
    That's important to us.


    Ultimately, because of that emotional expanse, these songs will resonate loudly with listeners everywhere. Clemens leaves off, At the end of the day,
    we're most happy when people discover our music for themselves and have fun at one of our concerts. It's just great when they listen to a song and
    connect it to a personal experience. That's the most amazing thing, and we'd love to encourage that.


    Led by the irresistibly catchy, danceable track "Stolen Dance" - which has already hit #1 in 15 countries and amassed over 50 million views on YouTube -
    German duo Milky Chance are now poised for greatness in the states as well.


    The duo weaves elegant electronic production with acoustic guitars, along with lilting, lush vocals. It's a unique sound that is unequivocally their own.

    1. Stunner
    2. Flashed Junk Mind
    3. Becoming
    4. Running
    5. Indigo
    6. Sadnecessary
    7. Down By The River
    8. Sweet Sun
    9. Fairytale
    10. Stolen Dance
    11. Loveland
    12. Feathery
    Milky Chance
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    Sittin' In

    Limited Edition


    Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina are one of rock musics most enduring and successful partnerships. Their legendary songs, incredible vocals and outstanding musicianship is second to none. Either separately or together, Loggins & Messina continue to make musical manna truly deserved of their gold and platinum plus status.


    When they released their watershed debut album in 1972 with Sittin In, this multi-platinum venture took the music world by storm. Initially a Kenny Loggins solo album with Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield/Poco) producing, Sittin In obviously became a solid joint venture as the sessions progressed, and to this day, a lot of record buyers are very happy Loggins & Messina
    is a trusted name for quality and time honored classic rock music.


    Friday Music proudly announces the 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl of Loggins & Messinas amazing debut album Sittin In. Featuring all of the huge classic songs like Dannys Song, Vahevala, Nobody But You and of course House At Pooh Corner. The album could have been a greatest hits collection on its own merit, as many artists like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Anne Murray went on to have smash hits of their own with interpretations from this classic album.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the original Columbia Records tapes at RTI/AcousTech, this first time high quality vinyl release of Sittin In is truly one album perfect for this audiophile domain. The musicianship of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina is truly exhibited in rich detail, the vocals, the harmonies, the tones from the acoustic instruments, all truly shine throughout on this wonderful rock masterpiece.


    As an added Friday Music extra, this limited edition release also comes with a extremely rare gatefold cover, which makes the listening experience even that more enjoyable. Plus, they packaged it in a poly sleeve to protect your vinyl investment and a poly bag for the album cover.


    1. Nobody But You

    2. Dannys Song
    3. Vahevala
    4. Trilogy (Lovin Me/To Make A Woman Feel Wanted/Peace Of Mind)
    5. Back To Georgia
    6. House At Pooh Corner
    7. Listen To A Country Song
    8. Same Old Wine
    9. Rock N Roll Mood

    Loggins and Messina
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    The Best Ways To Disappear (On Sale)

    Colored Vinyl with Etching


    Candy Hearts' style is described by Violently Happy Records founder (and New Found Glory guitarist) Chad Gilbert as truthful lyrics sung to a sweet, honest melody over a '90s-alt-rock-meets-East-Bay-gritty-punk-rhythm. This EP follows up their 2011 full-length, Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy, with six new catchy songs produced by Gilbert himself.

    1. Bad Idea
    2. Matchbox Cars
    3. Miles and Interstates
    4. Replacement Parts
    5. Sick of It
    6. Ticklish
    Candy Hearts
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    What A Way To Die

    The archetype for the '60s-era girl group was etched indelibly into stone, like a commandment: three pretty girls with matching outfits and bouffant hairdos would sing, with musical backing supplied by a bunch of guys standing in the shadows. The Quatro sisters shattered that archetype forever with the Pleasure Seekers, an all-girl teenage rock & roll group who played all the instruments themselves and were fully capable of wiping the stage with any male band that crossed their path.


    The Quatro girls had been brought up in a musically-minded family, nurtured with classical piano and vocal lessons. As Patti recalls, "By 1964, I had been taking guitar lessons, hanging with musicians in the local music scene. We had seen a Beatles concert, and I was quite dazed and focused at the event, watching the audience cry and scream out of control. It was my epiphany moment, and I was determined to start an all-girl band."
    Shortly thereafter, the first lineup of the Pleasure Seekers fell into place with Patti Quatro (lead guitar), Marylou Ball (rhythm guitar), Suzi Quatro (bass), Diane Baker (keyboards), Nan Ball (drums) and vocal duties shared by all. Around the fall of 1965 the girls dared local teen club manager Dave Leone to give them a slot at his popular Hideout Club, claiming they were better than most of the other live bands there. "You're on," responded Leone, "in two weeks. Three songs!"


    The Pleasure Seekers were soon a popular feature at the club, honing their skills alongside the likes of the Rationals, the Amboy Dukes and Bob Seger & the Last Heard. "In the beginning, there was a lot of skepticism," remembers Patti, "especially the first night. The boys crowded the stage, the girlfriends pulled them away with laughter, as if 'Girls playing?! Yeah, right!' It was always satisfying to see them be silenced quickly when we began playing. We grew used to seeing slack jaws open in surprise." Next they were asked by Leone to record and release a single on his Hideout label.


    That March 1966 release is now regarded as the greatest "girl garage" single of the era: "Never Thought You'd Leave Me" b/w "What a Way to Die." "Dave brought lyrics, and we put the songs together quickly," remembers Patti. "We felt very legit in making this record at a small local studio. Nan was the sexy voice on 'Never Thought You'd Leave Me,' and there was lots of laughter as Marylou added the screams on 'What a Way to Die.'" Suzi Quatro remembers the recording as "very important and memorable."


    The Pleasure Seekers were soon in demand in the region, playing teen clubs, parties, colleges and local TV shows. After a series of lineup changes, the band brought in older Quatro sister Arlene (keyboards) and Darline Arnone (drums), the first female drummer sponsored by Slingerland Drums. A short time later, Pami Benford joined-up on guitar and bass (that lineup lasting through most of 1968). "It was a very versatile group," remembers Patti, "with Pami and Suzi sharing bass, and Pami and I sharing lead and rhythm guitars."


    "The gender bias was my hot button," recalls Arlene, "along with confidence in our musical abilities. With women musicians dismissed as a novelty, I delighted in watching the audience go from skepticism/ridicule, to shock/cheers." For Suzi, though, this period was where she learned her craft: "I considered myself a musician, and didn't really think about gender too much." Two tracks recorded in 1967, but unissued at the time, "Elevator Express" and "Gotta Get Away," highlight the band's growing musical maturity since their Hideout debut. "Detroit was the best learning ground in the world for musicians," recalls Suzi, "with an amazing energy and creativity that is in every successful artist that has come out of the city." "We were actually one of the earliest Detroit bands traveling the country," adds Patti. "Everyone wanted this unusual all girl band who rocked an entire Motown revue (changing instruments and singers throughout) and an entire Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour revue, as well as covering English bands, acid rock and everything in between."


    Signing up with Associated Booking Corporation, the group began making the transition from local to national act. Producer Dick Corby caught the Pleasure Seekers at Trude Heller's in New York's Greenwich Village and signed them to a Mercury Records deal in early 1968. To keep rein on their finances in NYC, Patti recalls, "We booked Arthur's nightclub for a month, staying at the infamous rock Gorham Hotel, recording by day-playing by night." Also in residence were the Who, the Blues Magoos and an assortment of other bands. "Hitting NYC as young teens, it was exciting, scary, fun-all emotions churning," she continues. "We felt we had hit the big time, going from the tiny local Hideout session to the huge Mercury professional studio facility, complete with session people adding strings and other elements."


    A single pairing "Good Kind of Hurt" and "Light of Love" was released in April 1968, while a third song, "Locked in Your Love," remained in the can. The group then headed out to the Northwest for a lengthy tour. "The Northwest tour was awesome," remembers Patti. "We were billed with Canned Heat, Boyce & Hart and Merilee Rush, and were held over six weeks to tour with Eric Burdon and the Animals. The Mercury single was out, momentum was surging." Both sides of the single were getting airplay, but ultimately it failed to gain any traction. "Really neither song reflected our own sound," admits Patti. "We rearranged 'Light of Love' for live performance, feeling disconnected to the record, yet realizing we had to play ball with the executives to keep us rolling."


    Ultimately Mercury's vision for the Pleasure Seekers clashed rather sharply with the band's vision. "The suits wanted tits and ass," recalls Darline, "wowing Vegas crowds, playing tinkly tunes in lavish costumes." "In that male-dominated music era, we were strictly a novelty, and a high-risk endeavor," adds Patti. "The record executives felt women musicians would fall in love or get pregnant so were not worth investing the time and money. We had to kick down many doors. We were serious musicians, and in it for the right reasons. In the end, we were not happy with a forced direction that Mercury Records had in mind, and ended up leaving the label to rock our music in our own fashion."


    After a memorable 1968 Far East tour, playing for wounded returning American soldiers from Vietnam, the Pleasure Seekers (with new drummer Nancy Rogers) returned to a Detroit that was now, in Patti's words, "exploding with heavier sounds. That sparked us to change direction with new ideas we had been exploring. Arlene left the band and we brought in our youngest sister Nancy (vocals). With Suzi's Joplinesque vocals combined with Nancy's wailing 'female Robert Plant' style, we enjoyed a harder edged, 'double-punch' effect."


    The last four songs on the album, "White Pig Blues," "Brain Confusion," "Where Have You Gone?" and the atmospheric psychedelic mover "Mr. Power," all date from this 1968-69 period when the Pleasure Seekers were playing the Grande Ballroom alongside the MC5, Alice Cooper, the Stooges, the Amboy Dukes and SRC. With this change in musical direction and the departure of Arlene and Pami, the band forged on as Cradle. Suzi Quatro departed for England in 1971, launching a successful solo career. Patti and Nancy continued with Cradle until 1973 when Patti joined another pioneering female rock group, Fanny.


    The Pleasure Seekers reunited recently in April 2012 (minus Suzi) for a well-received show in their hometown, where they were inducted into Detroit's Hall of Fame. "I think all of us Quatro girls are extremely proud of our pioneering days" reflects Patti. "In a renaissance-era of music, we kicked down doors for women to rock heavy. There were key times in our lives of making decisions that may have turned us towards larger fame, but less happiness-depending on your philosophy of such things. The Pleasure Seekers could have been a Las Vegas show act bringing in buckets of money or on Motown, turned very formulaic girlie-soul. But we stayed true to our goals, and I don't think any of us have any regrets of staying our course and playing the music that moved us. It's all been a thrilling ride with great memories."


    - Mike & Anja Stax (Ugly Things magazine)

    1. Intro By DJ The Lord
    2. Gotta Get Away
    3. Never Thought You'd Leave Me
    4. Light Of Love
    5. Good Kind Of Hurt
    6. What A Way To Die
    7. Elevator Express
    8. Locked In Your Love
    9. White Pig Blues
    10. Brain Confusion
    11. Where Have You Gone
    12. Mr. Power
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    The DOUBLE LP Is Limited To 250 Copies Only!


    After a very long hiatus, the handsome young men in The Bamboo Kids have returned with not just an LP's worth of work, but a DOUBLE LP!


    Though The Bamboo Kids may argue with that. Whatever. We geniuses here at Drug Front know a masterpiece when we hear it, and "Safe City Blues" is just that. An absolute rock-n-roll masterpiece. It's already being heralded by both Rev. Nørb (singer of Boris The Sprinkler/author of the new "The Annotated Boris") and Designated Dale from Razorcake and the much-missed Flipside magazine as contender for record of the year. Those two guys don't fuck around and mince words. They mean it. And we mean it, too! "Safe City Blues" was well worth the wait since their last LP that came out many years ago.


    Just to give you an idea what's up, I will let Designated Dale wax poetic about The Bamboo Kids. He writes:


    "Not too long ago, I reviewed an EP from the 'Kids in these very pages, and was pleasantly surprised that such a great rock'n'roll band like this exists these days. This double full-length, which includes the songs from that EP, further prove that NYC is far from finished when it comes to laying down the goods in the studio, as well as producing some of the better live acts that you and your more discriminating, music-craving pals can catch these days. Those keen on the vinyl will also be happy to know that the 150 gram vinyl version of this set is limited to 250 copies. Safe City Blues is a healthy dollop of getting your riffed-filled rocks off, and there's no correct side of the genre dividing line you have to stand on to appreciate these rekkids. Simply put, if you like good music (as Sam Cooke one time asked), chances are you'll have a helluva good time spinning this vinyl. The Bamboo Kids' soundscape mixes and matches with some of the better influences of our time: Dead Boys/Stiv's post-Dead Boys solo work, the non-wanking era of The Stones, that all-too-brief 1973 to 1974 window of the New York Dolls, a healthy dusting of Bowie's glitter era, the catchiness of Mott The Hoople, and those awesomely solid hooks that Dramarama still bring to the table to this day, and this is just what I hear the first couple of times around. Fans of Prima Donna should find the 'Kids right up their dirty little alley, as well. These three guys have been at it for ten years now, and not only does it keep getting more and more solid, but they deliver just as much as most four or five piece bands do. Yeah, think about that while you dig on this." Yep.


    Let's just say that if you love rock-n-roll. You will love "Safe City Blues" by The Bamboo Kids.

    LP1
    1. Ain't A Man
    2. Batshit Crazy
    3. Privacy
    4. Money (Worry All The Time)
    5. The Most Important Rule
    6. Dumb For Life
    7. The Way Things Are
    8. Don't Believe All You Hear
    9. Señorita Carmen
    10. What I Miss


    LP2
    1. My Way Is Down
    2. Assembly Line
    3. Daylight Be Damned
    4. Back To Brooklyn
    5. You Don't Know Nothing (Like I Do)
    6. Digging A Grave
    7. Streets Of New York City
    8. Central European Time
    9. No Fool No Care
    10. Wrecking Ball

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    Candy Heart's highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed Violently Happy Records debut, The Best Ways To Disappear. All The Ways You
    Let Me Down was produced by Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory, A Day To Remember) and features the bands mix of catchy 90's influenced punk rock.
    1. I Miss You
    2. The Dreams Not Dead
    3. The One To Get Me Out
    4. All The Ways You Let Me Down
    5. Michigan
    6. Coffee With My Friends
    7. Fool's Gold
    8. Somethings Missing
    9. Brooklyn Bridge
    10. Playing With Fire
    11. Top Of Out Lungs
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    Executive Produced By Icon Brian Setzer


    Produced By The Legendary Peter Collins


    True to his roots, Bell delivers on something that defines originality- Examiner


    Unapologetic know-how in his delivery- Ultimate Guitar


    McCartneyesque... with enchanting harmony vocals.- All Music


    Drake Bell is the most popular TV star in Nickelodeon's history, but his talent goes way beyond acting. With music being his first love, Drake has just made the most rockin' and exciting album of his career. Wait 'til you hear this collection of melodic pop, and at the same time hard-hitting rock n roll, on his new record. Drake's millions of fans around the world (and many more new ones about to come) will be very happy with what they hear. And so will you! Executive Produced by icon Brian Setzer. Produced by the legendary Peter Collins.

    1. Sunny Afternoon
    2. Bull
    3. I Won't Stand In Your Way
    4. Bitchcraft
    5. Runaway Boys
    6. Makes Me Happy
    7. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me
    8. Melina
    9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    10. California Man
    11. Back Of My Hand
    12. Give Me A Little More Time
    Drake Bell
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    Sonik Kicks: The Singles Collection (Box Set)

    Sonik Kicks The Singles Collection box set contains all 4 of the previously released 7 singles on black vinyl and in their original sleeves. In addition, this box set contains a 5th seven-inch (on black vinyl) with two new recordings: That Dangerous Age (Live Acoustic) and Be Happy Children (Live Acoustic). These two tracks were recorded live in Weller's Black Barn Studio.


    NOTE: For Record Store Day 2013 Yep Roc released a limited edition RSD version of this box set, with all 7 pressed on their original colored vinyl and a poster hand autographed by Paul Weller. The Standard Edition set is pressed on black vinyl and does not include a poster.

    Paul Weller
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    Double Gatefold Jacket


    24-Page LP Sized Book


    "The Satanist is magic. It's dangerous. It's adventurous, and it's organic," states Nergal, the driving force behind Behemoth since their inception in 1991, and brief exposure to the band's tenth album more than supports this statement. While instantly recognizable as the work of the Polish blackened death quartet it takes their sound in previously unimagined and riveting directions. A writhing, densely layered, brutally violent and sinister record, it is quite unlike anything ever unleashed within the canon of heavy music. As such it demands attention, offering ever greater sonic and emotional depths with every listen. "You may hear the title and think it's very primitive and one-dimensional, and yes it is, but when you look beyond that it's as primitive as it is complex and multidimensional, and that applies to everything about the record."


    It has been a rocky road leading to the realization of the album. Having dropped 2009s Evangelion to almost universal critical acclaim they saw it top the chart in their native country and dramatically expand their following around the world, and playing some of the best shows of their lives the band seemed truly unstoppable. But, in August 2010 Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia, stopping them in their tracks. Forced to abandon their ongoing tour in support of Evangelion Nergal was hospitalized, and both he and Behemoth faced an uncertain future. With the search for a bone marrow donor ultimately successful Nergal underwent a transplant, leaving the hospital after six months and beginning down the long road to rehabilitation. "I knew I was pretty much fucked and there was a battle to be won, and I had no fucking idea if it was going to take six months or twelve months or maybe four years, because with cancer you never know. I learned from being in the hospital that there are things in life that you can control and things that you can't control. The sooner you realize which is which it's going to make your life so much easier, and since then I started to focus on the right things. I could be determined, I could have discipline, I could have faith, but everything else is not under my control, and it really was a case of just crossing fingers for the best possible outcome. I was fortunate enough that that recovery period was relatively fast, and that I was really strong and very determined to get back into shape made a real difference."


    Rather than immediately getting down to working on a new album, the band - also comprised of drummer Inferno, bassist Orion, and guitarist Seth - set out to complete the abandoned touring cycle for Evangelion, hitting the road for the aptly titled Phoenix Rising Tour. Wanting to prove they were stronger than ever the first show was the only time doubts crept into Nergal's mind. "I was a fucking wreck, and I almost didn't make it to the end of the set. The venue was really smoky, and that was stuffing my nose and my lungs, and physically I felt that I couldn't pull it off. I did, but I was close to passing out on stage. I was literally shocked by this, I remember thinking while we were playing shit, what if I can't do this anymore? I'm just a human being after all. Going into the next show I had no sleep because of all the nerves and anxiety, but it was fucking amazing. With every following show I would get stronger and stronger and grow more confident, and aware of the fact that yes, we will do this."


    Having returned to full force the band were ready to once more move forward, and they began work on what would become The Satanist. While many bands might be concerned with how to follow up a record as devastatingly powerful - and successful - as Evangelion Nergal faced no such doubts. "I don't race myself, and I don't need to prove anything to anyone. Evangelion was a very important record to us, and yes, it was very successful too, but in making The Satanist it wasn't a point of beating that. The point was to do what was organic, and make a natural and honest and sincere album, and that's it. Now the record is finished I like to think of it as an album that is just so different that you can't really compare it to our previous works, which is the best outcome I could hope for." One thing is inarguable, and that is the record is the most sonically rich and complex released under the Behemoth name. With layer upon layer of sound it has great sonic density, but there is intricacy to this, and nothing is forced or contrived. "I don't have a kid but I think the process of raising one is comparable: you invest a lot of your energy and effort and wisdom and money and you educate them, but there's never a one hundred percent guarantee he's going to become a lawyer and not a serial killer. It's the same story with the records - we supply the elements but we just don't know how these elements mixed together are going to come out, and I think it's fortunate that we don't have one hundred percent control over it! It makes for something special."


    The title of the record itself is undeniable in its power, and Nergal sees it as capturing the primal wisdom that the band have always tried to maintain. "To me it's not pretentious at all. It's very straight up, very sincere, and a devastating, conquering statement. There's no compromise or bullshit or gimmicks. What I love about it is that it just speaks for itself. On one hand it's a very black and white title: The Satanist is like a fucking nail through the hand of Jesus Christ, period. No more, no less. But then again, as with everything else you put a hundred people together and ask them what the name The Satanist means to them and you're going to hear a hundred different opinions, which they can then discuss and fight over." Likewise, Nergal views the lyrical content of the record as similarly open to interpretation, encouraging this. "There's a lot of symbolism and reflections and impressions in there, and it's using millions of metaphors to express a certain very sinister and very captivating atmosphere, but there are no answers. People always like to have a deeper insight into what we do, but that's not what we want to give with this record. The way I see it is that between us we can make a huge fucking pyre and set the world on fire, but what we're doing is just giving you the matches, giving you the spark, what you want to do with it is up to you. Personally, if I sat down with the lyrics in front of me I too would probably come up with a lot of different interpretations and concepts, it's a never ending process, and that's exciting to me."


    Twenty-three years and ten albums into their career, that Behemoth is still in the ascendant is a statement to their commitment, determination and capacity for writing such powerful music. If ever a band was to go out on a high The Satanist would make for one hell of a swan song, but don't expect them to disappear any time soon. "I remember before we we had a record deal I was having a conversation with Baal, the band's original drummer, and we said okay, if one day we manage to record an album and put it out how cool would it be to split up right after that? It would be one record and no more, and there was something about that that had an appeal, but y'know what, it doesn't work like that for individuals like myself. Hunger has always driven me through life, and I can never sit in one place and relax for too long because I have the need to explore this whole universe in every possible way. Now, over two decades later it's the same story. I can tell you I have no problems with finishing my career after this record. Just say the title itself: The Satanist. How the fuck am I gonna beat that title? It sounds like the ultimate definition of our art - but then again, I remember that conversation with Baal, and I know it doesn't work like that, so I know there will probably be other incarnations of our artistic identity, one way or another. All I know is I love being here and now, and I just want to underline that I couldn't be more proud and happy with my own music. It really drives me through the day, and now I just want to sit back and hear any and all opinions of it."

    1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
    2. Furor Divinus
    3. Messe Noire
    4. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
    5. Amen
    6. The Satanist
    7. Ben Sahar
    8. In the Absence ov Light
    9. O Father O Satan O Sun!
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    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
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    Hailing from Tennessee, Cheap Time has been around in one incarnation or another since 2006. The nucleus has always been Jeffrey Novak, who writes and sings in addition to playing guitar and keyboards. The band began with members of the band Be Your Own Pet rounding out the lineup. Theirs was a sound of a teen punk band with more attitude than musicianship, owing more than a little to early Redd Kross. By the time Cheap Time recorded their debut album, the personnel had changed drastically and, in addition to improved musicianship, Novak brought in influences of '70s glam and power pop acts like Sparks and The Quick.


    The band followed this with more lineup shuffles and a sophomore album, Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations), that was darker, moodier and more complex than its predecessor. Despite the many changes, however, Cheap Time has always been a sum of its parts. A quintessential ingredient is the low-fi bombast with which they scuzz up their otherwise lightweight brand of simplified 1970's glam punk, packing an impressive amount of adolescent snottiness into two-minute blasts of sound with both precision and melody.


    Cheap Time are now back with their third and by far strongest record to date. Recorded in Novak's new home studio, Wallpaper Music distills perfectly all the phases through which the band has passed. Retaining both the punk moves and pop-damaged glam jams, the band delivers their most realized, cohesive record yet. Songs like "More Cigarettes" and "Another Time" are Aussie-esque punkers in a Saints-like vein, while "Underneath the Fruit Flies" shows that Novak has found a happy medium between his punk tendencies and his desire to experiment. This latest installment will satisfy anyone who has been keeping track of this band's trajectory and make them look forward to what might come next.

    1. More Cigarettes
    2. Straight and Narrow
    3. Hall of Mirrors
    4. Another Time
    5. Take It If You Want It
    6. Dream It Up
    7. Night To Night
    8. Witches In Stock
    9. Typically Strange
    10. Underneath the Fruit Flies
    Cheap Time
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    Horns And Halos' - mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios, Finland - is the follow-up to 2011's critically-acclaimed 'Sensory Overdrive', winner of Classic Rock Magazine's 'Album Of The Year' and a No. 1 record in MM's Finnish homeland.


    It's been a while since that brilliant piece of work that was Sensory Overdrive, just enough time for a job well done. No need to rush, especially when you have to re-adjust to song writing minus Ginger Wildheart.


    So it happens that the irresistible poptastic element loses out a little bit to darker shades here and there, like on the rather unexpected 'Ritual' or 'Stained Glass Heart'; yet our blonde energy powerhouse doesn't fail to throw in unforgettable hooks - see 'Child Of The Revolution' or rock party anthem 'Saturday Night Special' - sure to get the crowd going on the next round of live shows.


    The opening 'TNT Diet' breaks in raw and unmerciful, followed by the memories of an unforgotten NY past in single 'Ballad of the Lower East Side'. There's a touch of classic/bluesy, even a hint of prog in 'Eighteen Angels', then it's strokes of bright colours and grey shades on the familiar coarse canvas that is Michael's voice. The unmistakeable soundscape courtesy of Sami Yaffa, Steve Conte, Dregen and Karl Rosqvist ensures continuity despite sparks of unusual - let 'Soul Surrender' surprise you - leaving fans happy yet never bored.


    It's not 'Sensory Overdrive', but 'Horns and Halos' was definitely worth the wait. No album, doesn't matter how good, should ever be written twice as long as you have any music left in you; Michael Monroe, luckily, still has a lot left to offer.


    - Cristina Massei (Sonic Shocks)

    1. TNT Diet
    2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side
    3. Eighteen Angels
    4. Saturday Night Special
    5. Stained Glass Heart
    6. Horns And Halos
    7. Child Of The Revolution
    8. Soul Surrender
    9. Half The Way
    10. Ritual
    11. Hands Are Tied
    Michael Monroe
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