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    Wave

    Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release!


    Wave turned out to be the last album the Patti Smith Group would record, as it was also last album Smith would record before a nine year hiatus.


    The Godmother Of Punk decided to focus on her family life and moved to Michigan, but not before leaving us with gems like the sexually mysterious 'Dancing Barefoot' (dedicated to her husband to be Fred 'Sonic' Smith) and her amazing, biting version of 'So You Want To Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)'. Produced by Todd Rundgren, this is her most pop-oriented album, and many at the time could not appreciate her more accessible sound. Nevertheless, 'Wave,' her spoken word tribute to Pope John Paul I (who reigned for only 33 days) is as touching and harrowing now as when it came out in 1979.


     

    1. Frederick

    2. Dancing Barefoot
    3. So You Want To Be
    4. Hymn
    5. Revenge


    1. Citizen Ship
    2. Seven Ways Of Going

    3. Broken Flag
    4. Wave

    Patti Smith
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    Soldier


    The Iggy Pop / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold LP Artwork


    Features David Bowie, Simple Minds, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) & Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group) & Barry Andrews (XTC)


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Capitol Records & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    A Definitive "Rock Of The 80's" Classic Album


    Iggy Pop continues to be known as one of the original pioneers of
    the punk rock and underground rock movement of the late sixties and
    seventies. Thrilling audiences with The Stooges or with his own innovative
    solo projects, Iggy's iconic history shows a plethora of amazing albums
    over the last 4 decades, truly creating some of the coolest music ever
    waxed for the classic rock era.


    In 1980, Iggy Pop delivered his hard hitting 80's alternative classic
    Soldier for Arista Records. Featuring the David Bowie collaboration Play
    It Safe, Solider was a solid effort which continues to be one of his most
    revered albums to this day. This stunning release featured a good amount
    of staple Iggy Pop classics like I'm A Conservative, Mr. Dynamite, Dog
    Food and the hard rockin' Take Care Of Me. Augmented with powerhouse
    musicians like Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols),
    Barry Andrews (XTC) and uncredited support from David Bowie and
    Simple Minds, this amazing 80's power punk classic hasn't been available
    on vinyl for many decades... that is until now!


    As another installment in our Iggy Pop series, Friday Music is
    very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Soldier by the legendary Iggy Pop.
    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (David Bowie/Iggy Pop/Alice
    Cooper) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood and
    manufactured at R.T.I., this original Arista Records classic truly reaches
    great sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. For a limited time, we
    have also included the colorful artwork elements in a first time gatefold
    cover, featuring the rare lyric insert art - now a part of the inside LP cover
    presentation.


    Knocking 'Em Down In The City

    1. Loco Mosquito
    2. Ambition
    3. Knocking 'em Down (In The City)
    4. Play It Safe
    5. Get Up And Get Out
    6. Mr. Dynamite
    7. Dog Food
    8. I Need More
    9. Take Care Of Me
    10. I'm A Conservative
    11. I Snub You
    Iggy Pop
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  • Party (On Sale) Party (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Party (On Sale)


    The Iggy Pop / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold LP Artwork


    Produced By Tommy Boyce (The Monkees)


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Capitol Records & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    A Definitive "Rock Of The 80's" Classic Album


    Iggy Pop continues to be known as one of the original
    pioneers of the punk rock and underground rock movement
    of the late sixties and seventies. Thrilling audiences with The
    Stooges or with his own innovative solo projects, Iggy's iconic
    history shows a plethora of amazing albums over the last 4
    decades, truly creating some of the coolest music ever waxed
    for the classic rock era.


    In 1981, Iggy Pop delivered his high energy rock of the
    80's classic Party for Arista Records. Featuring a smokin' new
    hit club and pop single with Bang Bang, this stunning release
    featured a good amount of staple Iggy Pop classics like Sincerity,
    Pumpin' For Jill and the powerful Houston Is Hot Tonight.
    Produced mostly by the late Tommy Boyce (The Monkees), Party
    was a captivating offering from this godfather of punk and even
    included two brilliant covers with the Phil Phillips' classic Sea Of
    Love and The Outsiders' garage band anthem Time Won't Let
    Me. Augmented with powerhouse musicians like Ivan Krall (Patti
    Smith Group) and The Uptown Horns, this amazing 80's power
    punk classic hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever
    the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Party by
    the legendary Iggy Pop. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso
    at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood
    and manufactured at R.T.I., this original Arista Records classic
    truly reaches great sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.
    For a limited time, we have also included the colorful artwork
    elements in a first time gatefold cover, featuring a rare inside
    photo never before issued with the original LP release.


    Rock And Roll Party

    1. Pleasure
    2. Rock And Roll Party
    3. Eggs On Plate
    4. Sincerity
    5. Houston Is Hot Tonight
    6. Pumpin' For Jill
    7. Happy Man
    8. Bang Bang
    9. Sea Of Love
    10. Time Won't Let Me
    Iggy Pop
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  • ...Ya Know? (Awaiting Repress) ...Ya Know? (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    ...Ya Know? (Awaiting Repress)

    BMG Rights Management presents Joey Ramone's second solo album, "...Ya Know?", eleven years after his life was cruelly cut short by lymphoma. The tracks were drawn from a cache of demos and unreleased recordings that Joey had cut at various times during the last decade and a half of his life.


    His brother, musician Mickey Leigh, executive produced the project. It was of the utmost importance to me that these remaining songs of Joey's be finished properly, and made available for the world to hear, Leigh says of "...Ya Know?", which is comprised primarily of never-before-heard songs written and sung by his brother.


    But this is no half-baked grab-bag of odds and ends. Rather, it's a riveting collection of first-rate songs that embody Joey's trademark intensity and wit, and that can stand proudly alongside his most beloved Ramones compositions. It's also a fitting, if belated, follow-up to Joey's first solo album Don't Worry About Me, which was recorded just prior to his death and released the following year.


    "...Ya Know?", whose title refers to the phrase that was a ubiquitous staple of Joey's conversation, adds a significant new chapter to the seminal punk icon's hugely influential body of work. Among the many talented people Mickey Leigh and Joey's manager Dave Frey reached out to in bringing "...Ya Know?" to fruition was veteran producer Ed Stasium, who was behind the board for many of the Ramones' greatest albums, including their early classics Leave Home, Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin.


    In addition to producing ten of the album's fifteen tracks, Stasium also contributed instrumentation and vocals to each. The swaggering album-opener Rock 'n' Roll Is the Answer (co-written with Plasmatics guitarist Richie Stotts) will be released as a limited-edition 7" single for Record Store Day on April 21, 2012.


    That song and the hometown shout-out New York City demonstrate Joey's knack for channeling his personal passions into bracing anthems. The playfully breezy Make Me Tremble (which Joey wrote and recorded with Dictators founder Andy Shernoff) and the bittersweet acoustic ballad Waiting for That Railroad find him exploring some of the more introspective territory that he'd been unable to visit within the format of his former band.


    Elsewhere on "...Ya Know?", I Couldn't Sleep is a collaboration between brothers Joey and Mickey, who also teamed up to record a romantic alternate version of the Ramones' holiday classic Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) in Joey's apartment. Meanwhile, a previously unreleased reprise of Joey's late-period Ramones tune Life's A Gas ends the album on an appropriately uplifting note.


    Also contributing to "...Ya Know?" is an assortment of musicians and producers whose prior relationships with Joey help to give the album an organic vibe that enhances its power and character. The cast of players includes Joan Jett, and Little Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar on Party Line and wrote the album's poignant liner notes, along with such notables as former Ramones drummer Richie Ramone, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, Richie Stotts, Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, punk survivor Holly Beth Vincent, members of the Ramones' punk-era contemporaries The Dictators, and producers Jean Beauvoir and Joe Blaney.


    The resulting album is a brilliant encapsulation of the qualities that made Joey Ramone one of rock's most unlikely, yet most beloved, heroes. Leigh reflects "Over the past eight years I've been getting barrages of emails and Facebook messages from Joey's fans, wanting to know when this album would be coming out. So having it finally become a reality gives me a feeling of triumph, not for me, but for my brother, and for his fans. And there's not the slightest doubt in my mind that people are gonna be blown away by it.

    1. Rock 'n' Roll Is The Answer
    2. Going Nowhere Fast
    3. New York City
    4. Waiting For That Railroad
    5. I Couldn't Sleep
    6. What Did I Do To Deserve You?
    7. Seven Days of Gloom
    8. Eyes of Green
    9. Party Line
    10. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
    11. 21st Century Girl
    12. There's Got To Be More To Life
    13. Make Me Tremble
    14. Cabin Fever
    15. Life's A Gas
    Joey Ramone
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  • Cry Is For The Flies (Awaiting Repress) Cry Is For The Flies (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cry Is For The Flies (Awaiting Repress)

    The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old
    vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful,
    hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.


    The band's songs and wildly cathartic live shows have often drawn comparisons to Karen-O, Patti Smith, Bikini Kill and many other female-fronted rock
    groups, but there's a theatricality to Le Butcherettes that brings a further reaching sense of mystery and imagery to the band.


    Originally forming as a duo, Le Butcherettes began in 2007 as the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Teri Gender Bender; a modern feminist who
    cites Sylvia Plath and Malcolm X as major influences. Born to a Mexican stage actress mother and a father who was a fervent lover of the arts, Teri was
    constantly surrounded by creative energy. Following the death of her father, Teri Gender Bender moved back to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to begin a
    new and eventful chapter in her life, and with that the first page of Le Butcherettes was written.

    1. Burn The Scab
    2. Demon Stuck In Your Eye
    3. My Child
    4. Your Weakness Gives Me Life
    5. Moment Of Guilt (Henry Rollins)/ The Gold Chair Ate The Fireman
    6. Boulders Love Over Layers Of Rock
    7. Shame, You're All I've Got Ft. Shirley Manson
    8. Normal, You Were
    9. Poet From Nowhere
    10. Crying Out To The Flies
    Le Butcherettes
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    Numun

    Johanna Warren is a songwriter based Portland, Oregon. Her new album, nmn, will be released worldwide on Team Love Records May 19, 2015. In Johanna's words, "This album is dedicated to the moon: by honoring her phases, I am restoring balance to my body and making peace with the cycles of all natural things; and to the divine feminine: by collectively cultivating her, may we restore balance to our world. Although Warren has lent her vocal talents to artists like Natalie Merchant and Iron & Wine, she identifies primarily as a songwriter. An intuitively self-taught guitarist, she channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry, in reverence of her patron songwriting saints Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. God has his plans, but I've got mine, and little good will come to those who stand in line" - Johanna Warren, Noise. Approaching music as a potent healing modality, Warren cultivates and honors the physically healing properties of sound and the spiritually healing powers of artistic expression. One cold winter evening in the waning weeks of 2014, Johanna and her touring partner Mitski (Double Double Whammy) passed through the Team Love gallery space in New Paltz, NY. Johanna invited the crowd to sit down on the gallery floor for her set. She requested the lights be dimmed as she lit a white candle and burned some sage. With only the candlelight to illuminate her face and separate her from the audience, she opened herself to a crowd that was swiftly transformed from unsure and vaguely uncomfortable to enraptured and mesmerized. These moments are the signature of Johanna's live performances, in which she consciously strives to provide listeners with a portal to an alternate realm in which healing can occur. Sound and light, scent, physical space, and the web of subtle energies created by a room full of human bodies are all elements of the universe that Johanna controls and shapes. She performs the same delicate manipulations within the world of nmn, an oceanic voyage from dark to light and back that is rich in sensual language, riveting self-reflective candor and surreal sonic landscapes (created entirely with acoustic instruments and found objects played by Johanna and her engineer Bella Blasko in an empty apartment unit). However, despite stepping into the role of High Priestess for the sake of creating art and facilitating group experiences, she warns us not to attach to any divisive illusions: You say I emanate some strange magnetic power, but don't be drawn to me-I may be here today, but soon black moss will cover over my dead body. Whether singing about her own mortality (Black Moss), updating the tedium of the party that Patti Smith first told us about (This Is Why) or daring one to imagine a world that transcends our notions of "the duality of wrong and right" (True Colors), Johanna Warren is a songwriter of daring vision. Her forthcoming album nmn flies into timeless space, focusing our gaze deep into the vastness of the heavens.
    1. Black Moon
    2. Follow
    3. True Colors
    4. Noise
    5. Apogee
    6. Less Traveled
    7. Pin Oaks
    8. This is Why
    9. Found I Lost
    10. The Wheel
    Johanna Warren
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  • Blank Generation Blank Generation Quick View

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    Blank Generation

    Richard Hell was one of the first men on the scene when punk rock first began to emerge in New York City as an early member of both Television and the Heartbreakers (he left both groups before they could record), but his own version of punk wasn't much like anyone else's, and while Hell's debut album, Blank Generation, remains one of the most powerful to come from punk's first wave, anyone expecting a Ramones/Dead Boys-style frontal assault from this set had better readjust their expectations.


    Love Comes in Spurts and Liar's Beware proved the Voidoids could play fast and loud when they wanted to, but for the most part this group's formula was much more complicated than that; guitarists Robert Quine and Ivan Julian bounced sharp, edgy patterns off each other that were more about psychological tension than brute force (though Quine's solos suggest a fragile grace beneath the surface of their neo-Beefheart chaos), and while most punk nihilism was of the simplistic Everything Sucks variety, Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the most literate and consciously poetic figure in the New York punk scene.


    While there's little on the album that's friendly or life-affirming, there's a crackling intelligence to songs like New Pleasure, Betrayal Takes Two, and Another World that confirmed Hell has a truly unique lyrical voice, at once supremely self-confident and dismissive of nearly everything around him (sometimes including himself). Brittle and troubling, but brimming with ideas and musical intelligence, Blank Generation was groundbreaking punk rock that followed no one's template, and today it sounds just as fresh -- and nearly as abrasive -- as it did when it first hit the racks.

    Love Comes In Spurts
    Liars Beware
    New Pleasure
    Betrayal Takes Two
    Down At the Rock and Roll Club
    Who Says?
    Blank Generation
    Walking On the Water
    The Plan
    Another World
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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    Blank Generation (Colored Vinyl)

    Richard Hell was one of the first men on the scene when punk rock first began to emerge in New York City as an early member of both Television and the Heartbreakers (he left both groups before they could record), but his own version of punk wasn't much like anyone else's, and while Hell's debut album, Blank Generation, remains one of the most powerful to come from punk's first wave, anyone expecting a Ramones/Dead Boys-style frontal assault from this set had better readjust their expectations.


    Love Comes in Spurts and Liar's Beware proved the Voidoids could play fast and loud when they wanted to, but for the most part this group's formula was much more complicated than that; guitarists Robert Quine and Ivan Julian bounced sharp, edgy patterns off each other that were more about psychological tension than brute force (though Quine's solos suggest a fragile grace beneath the surface of their neo-Beefheart chaos), and while most punk nihilism was of the simplistic Everything Sucks variety, Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the most literate and consciously poetic figure in the New York punk scene.


    While there's little on the album that's friendly or life-affirming, there's a crackling intelligence to songs like New Pleasure, Betrayal Takes Two, and Another World that confirmed Hell has a truly unique lyrical voice, at once supremely self-confident and dismissive of nearly everything around him (sometimes including himself). Brittle and troubling, but brimming with ideas and musical intelligence, Blank Generation was groundbreaking punk rock that followed no one's template, and today it sounds just as fresh -- and nearly as abrasive -- as it did when it first hit the racks.

    Love Comes In Spurts
    Liars Beware
    New Pleasure
    Betrayal Takes Two
    Down At the Rock and Roll Club
    Who Says?
    Blank Generation
    Walking On the Water
    The Plan
    Another World
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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    Blank Generation (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress)

    Richard Hell was one of the first men on the scene when punk rock first began to emerge in New York City as an early member of both Television and the Heartbreakers (he left both groups before they could record), but his own version of punk wasn't much like anyone else's, and while Hell's debut album, Blank Generation, remains one of the most powerful to come from punk's first wave, anyone expecting a Ramones/Dead Boys-style frontal assault from this set had better readjust their expectations.


    Love Comes in Spurts and Liar's Beware proved the Voidoids could play fast and loud when they wanted to, but for the most part this group's formula was much more complicated than that; guitarists Robert Quine and Ivan Julian bounced sharp, edgy patterns off each other that were more about psychological tension than brute force (though Quine's solos suggest a fragile grace beneath the surface of their neo-Beefheart chaos), and while most punk nihilism was of the simplistic Everything Sucks variety, Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the most literate and consciously poetic figure in the New York punk scene.


    While there's little on the album that's friendly or life-affirming, there's a crackling intelligence to songs like New Pleasure, Betrayal Takes Two, and Another World that confirmed Hell has a truly unique lyrical voice, at once supremely self-confident and dismissive of nearly everything around him (sometimes including himself). Brittle and troubling, but brimming with ideas and musical intelligence, Blank Generation was groundbreaking punk rock that followed no one's template, and today it sounds just as fresh -- and nearly as abrasive -- as it did when it first hit the racks.

    Love Comes In Spurts
    Liars Beware
    New Pleasure
    Betrayal Takes Two
    Down At the Rock and Roll Club
    Who Says?
    Blank Generation
    Walking On the Water
    The Plan
    Another World
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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  • My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe) My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe) Quick View

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    My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe)


    Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 3LP-Set


    Includes The Original Mono Album


    Features Mono Bonus Tracks & 11 Of Pete Townshend's Demos From Before The Album's Original Release


    In the half century since its release The Who's debut album MY GENERATION has lost none of it's raw visceral power and still stands as the ultimate musical declaration of teenage rebellion. The title track alone has been covered innumerable times by the likes of Oasis, Green Day, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden amongst many more.


    Back in 1965 the band were considered to be so dangerous that the tailors tasked with turning a Union Jack into a pop art mod jacket for the cover feared that they would be jailed for desecration of the nation's flag.


    The Who's surly demeanor that day in 1965 at London's Surrey Docks and the brazen appropriation of the symbol of state is the best advert possible for MY GENERATION It's an album that sounds like it looks: terse, confrontational and full of youthful angst and energy.


    Brunswick Records first issued MY GENERATION in the UK in December 1965, and later in the US, under the title THE WHO SINGS MY GENERATION, in April 1966. It was produced by Shel Talmy who shot to fame with his work with The Kinks, a group that the teenage Pete Townshend admired greatly.


    During a break in touring in 2015 Pete Townshend discovered tapes in his audio archive featuring previously unheard demos for the album which also included three totally unreleased songs that the other members of The Who hadn't ever even heard, 'The Girls I Could Have Had', 'As Children We Grew'and 'My Own Love'.

    LP 1: Original LP - Mono mixes
    1. Out In The Street
    2. I Don't Mind
    3. The Good's Gone
    4. La-La-La Lies
    5. Much Too Much
    6. My Generation
    7. The Kids Are Alright
    8. Please, Please, Please
    9. It's Not True
    10. I'm A Man
    11. A Legal Matter
    12. The Ox


    LP 2: Mono Bonus Tracks
    1. I Can't Explain
    2. Bald Headed Woman
    3. Daddy Rolling Stone
    4. Leaving Here
    5. Lubie, Come Back Home
    6. Shout And Shimmy
    7. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
    8. Motoring
    9. Anytime You Want Me
    10. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
    11. Instant Party Mixture
    12. Circles


    LP 3: Primal Scoop - The Demos
    1. My Generation (V 3)
    2. My Generation (V 2 - fragment)
    3. The Girls I Could've Had
    4. It's Not True
    5. As Children We Grew
    6. Legal Matter
    7. Sunrise (V 1)
    8. Much Too Much
    9. My Own Love
    10. La-La-La- Lies
    11. The Good's Gone

    The Who
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    X-Communicate

    Sometimes you have to rip it up and start again. It was a tough
    call for Dee Dee. Dum Dum Girls was her guise for most of a
    decade, an outlet through which she's crafted a resonant,
    instantly-identifiable body of work. Over the course of three
    albums, four EPs, and an array of singles, Dum Dum Girls
    morphed from the girl-group-gone-bad moves of their 2010
    debut, I Will Be, to the plush noir-pop of 2014's Too True, a dark
    heart burning bright. But as her music evolved, she found that for
    many she would be forever refracted through the prism of Dum
    Dum Girls' early work: retro-leaning female harmonies, a
    backdrop of lo-fi, fuzzed up guitars.


    In 2015, she decided to shed her skin, ditching Dee Dee for her
    real name, Kristin, and adding Kontrol. It was a spontaneous idea
    that resonated. The challenge was to start fresh, go further back
    into her relationship to music. Sweep all her loves together into
    one genreless experience. "The first music I felt was mine was
    classic 80s pop and 90s R&B, from Tiffany, Janet Jackson and
    Madonna to TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah," she says. "But for years I
    was hellbent on the rock'n'roll thing, revering Joan Jett, Patti
    Smith, Chrissie Hynde, -- a rebellion against her classical vocal
    training -- but I was like, fuck it, I'm just going to try it all. I'm
    going to pretend I'm Kate Bush covering Mariah.


    Refocused and inspired, Kristin wrote 62 songs, whittled the list
    to ten for X-Communicate, and finished the album with the help
    of new producers Kurt Feldman (who had produced her Christmas
    single a few years back) and Andrew Miller (who played
    guitar on the first Dum Dum Girls album and had joined the band
    in its last incarnation).


    Arguably the biggest shift, beyond the music itself, is that as
    Kristin Kontrol she tells her stories using a sonic palette splashed
    with bold pop melodies, her vocals showcasing a range hitherto
    unexplored on record. The songs that emerge from Kristin's
    universe -- a menagerie of new wave and R&B, European synth
    pop, and experimental disco -- are both familiar and unique,
    using genre rather than adhering to it, with a distinct nod to the
    present. It may be a leap into the unknown, but "little risk means
    little reward," as Karen O once counseled her. I feel free. I kind
    of excommunicated myself. Even if I have to rebuild my whole
    career, I'd rather work hard than feel stagnant. I feel excited
    again, and that's priceless.

    1. Show Me
    2. White Street
    3. (Don't) Wannabe
    4. X-Communicate
    5. Skin Shed
    6. Drive the Night
    7. What is Love
    8. Face 2 Face
    9. Going thru the Motions
    10. Smoke Rings
    Kristin Kontrol
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  • Bicentenary Blues - Boarding House, San Francisco 1976 (Out Of Stock) Bicentenary Blues - Boarding House, San Francisco 1976 (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Bicentenary Blues - Boarding House, San Francisco 1976 (Out Of Stock)

    On February 15th 1976, Patti Smith and her group played at the Boarding House in San Francisco - a performance which was broadcast live on FM radio. This deluxe LP captures this concert in its entirety and illustrates perfectly the strange power of this pioneering band and its dynamic, talented and foresighted lead singer and main songwriter.
    1. We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together (Live)
    2. Privilege (Set Me Free) [Live]
    3. Ain't It Strange (Live)
    4. Kimberly (Live)
    5. Redondo Beach (Live)
    6. Free Money (Live)
    7. Pale Blue Eyes (Live)
    8. Louie Louie (Live)
    9. Pumpin' (My Heart) [Live]
    10. Time Is on My Side (Live)
    11. Flying Saucers Rock and Roll Reading (Live)
    12. Gloria Part 1 & 2 (Live)
    13. My Generation (Live)
    Patti Smith
    $37.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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