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    Riding With The King

    When it comes to the greatest rockin'
    bluesmen in history, at the top of the
    electrified traditional list is B.B. King;
    at the top of the contemporary list is
    Eric Clapton. Riding With The King
    brings the two living legends together
    for an entire album for the first time.
    When it comes to rockin' blues, Riding
    With The King is as great as it will
    ever get.


    GUEST ARTISTS:

    Nathan East, bass

    Steve Gadd, drums

    Andy Fairweather-Low, guitar

    Jimmie Vaughan, guitar

    Doyle Bramhall, guitar, backing vocals

    Tim Carmon, organ

    Susannah Melvoin, backing vocals

    Wendy Melvoin, backing vocals

    Joe Sample, keyboards


    PRODUCERS:

    Eric Clapton

    Simon Climie

    1. Riding With the King
    2. Ten Long Years
    3. Key To the Highway
    4. Marry You
    5. Three O'Clock Blues
    6. Help the Poor
    7. I Wanna Be
    8. Worried Life Blues
    9. Days of Old
    10. When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
    11. Hold On, I'm Comin'
    12. Come Rain or Come Shine
    Eric Clapton And B.B. King
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    Riding With the King

    Import (Germany)


    1. Riding With the King
    2. Ten Long Years
    3. Key to the Highway
    4. Marry You
    5. Three O'Clock Blues
    6. Help the Poor
    7. I Wanna Be
    8. Worried Life Blues
    9. Days of Old
    10. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer
    11. Hold On I'm Coming
    12. Come Rain or Come Shine
    Eric Clapton
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Ride The Lightning (Deluxe Box Set)

    Limited To 30,000


    Ride The Lightning Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Double LP Featuring A Previously Unreleased Live Set At The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA, 1985


    Creeping Death Picture Disc


    6 CDs Including Ride The Lightning Remastered, Unreleased Interviews, Rough Mixes & Demos, And Previously Unreleased Live Sets


    Live DVD Featuring 3 Songs And An Interview From MTV's Day On The Green In 1985, As Well As A Previously Unreleased Live Set From Metal Hammer Festival At Freilichtbuhne Loreley In St. Goarshausen, Germany


    64 Page Book Including Essays, Never-Before-Seen Photos, Various Ephemera


    Mini-Book Of Handwritten Lyrics


    Poster Set (3 Posters From European Tour In 1984)


    Deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning including four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including never before seen photos, a mini-book of handwritten lyrics and a set of three posters.


    The LPs include a newly remastered 180 Gram pressing of Ride The Lightning, a previously unreleased double LP - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th, 1985, and a Creeping Death picture disc.


    The CDs include a remastered Ride The Lightning, three previously unreleased interviews (one with Metal Forces in 1984, one with WUSC Cleveland Radio in 1985, and one with Metal Madness in 1985), a CD of previously unreleased rough mixes and demos from Lars' vaults, and three full live shows from London, UK in 1984, San Francisco, CA in 1985, and Castle Donington, UK in 1985.


    Additionally, the box set contains a DVD featuring three live songs and an interview from MTV's Day On The Green, as well a previously unreleased live set from the Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany, a 64 page hardcover book featuring new essays and never-before-seen photos, as well as a poster set containing three posters from their 1984 European tour.


    Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band's concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Whilst still rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partially because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and because he had more input in the songwriting. It was the last album to feature songwriting contribution from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine.


    Ride the Lightning received positive response from music critics, who saw it as a more ambitious effort than its predecessor. Metallica promoted the album on the Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang European tour in late 1984, and on its North American leg in the first half of 1985. The band performed at a few major music festivals, such as Monsters of Rock and Day on the Green later that year. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. Ride the Lightning peaked at number 100 on the Billboard 200 with no radio exposure. Although 75,000 copies were initially pressed for the American market, the album sold half a million by November 1987. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. Many rock publications have ranked Ride the Lightning on their best album lists, saying it had a lasting impact on the genre.

    LP 1: Ride The Lightning (Remastered) 180 Gram
    1. Fight Fire With Fire
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fade To Black
    5. Trapped Under Ice
    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death
    8. The Call of Ktulu


    LP 2: Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
    1. The Ecstasy of Gold
    2. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
    3. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    4. Phantom Lord (Live)
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    7. No Remorse (Live)
    8. Fade To Black (Live)
    9. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    10. Creeping Death (Live)
    11. Am I Evil? (Live)
    12. Motorbreath (Live)


    LP 3: Creeping Death Picture Disc
    1. Creeping Death
    2. Am I Evil?
    3. Blitzkrieg


    CD 1: Ride The Lightning (Remastered)
    1. Fight Fire With Fire
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fade To Black
    5. Trapped Under Ice
    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death
    8. The Call of Ktulu


    CD 2: Metallica Interviews *Previously unreleased
    1. Metal Forces Interview with Lars, November 1984
    2. WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview with Cliff & Kirk, February 1985
    3. Metal Madness Interview with Lars, March 1985


    CD 3: Demos & Rough Mixes From Lars' Vault *Previously unreleased
    1. Ride The Lightning (Studio Demo)
    2. When Hell Freezes Over (Studio Demo)
    3. Creeping Death (Studio Demo)
    4. Fight Fire With Fire (Studio Demo)
    5. Ride The Lightning (Garage Demo)
    6. When Hell Freezes Over (Garage Demo)
    7. Fight Fire With Fire (Garage Demo)
    8. Ride The Lightning (Boom Box Demo)
    9. Blitzkrieg (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
    10. Am I Evil? (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)


    CD 4: Live At Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA - March 15th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
    1. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
    2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    3. Phantom Lord (Live)
    4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    7. No Remorse (Live)
    8. Fade To Black (Live)
    9. Creeping Death (Live)
    10. Guitar Solo (Live)
    11. Am I Evil? (Live)
    12. Motorbreath (Live)


    CD 5: Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK - December 20th, 1984 *Previously unreleased
    1. Phantom Lord (Live)
    2. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    3. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
    4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    5. No Remorse (Live)
    6. The Call of Ktulu (Live)
    7. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    8. Whiplash (Live)
    9. Creeping Death (Live)
    10. Guitar Solo (Live)
    11. Metal Militia (Live)


    CD 6: Live At Castle Donington, UK - August 17th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
    1. Creeping Death (Live)
    2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
    4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
    5. Fade To Black (Live)
    6. Seek & Destroy (Live)
    7. Whiplash (Live)
    8. Motorbreath (Live)


    DVD: Metal Hammer, Day On The Green & Danish TV
    Metallica Live at MTV's Day On The Green at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA - August 31st, 1985
    1. Creeping Death
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    MTV Day On The Green Interview with Lars and James
    Metallica Live at Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany *Previously unreleased
    1. Creeping Death
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. Disposable Heroes
    4. No Remorse
    5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
    6. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    7. The Four Horsemen
    8. Fade to Black
    9. Seek & Destroy
    10. Whiplash
    11. Fight Fire With Fire
    12. Guitar Solo
    13. Am I Evil?
    14. Motorbreath

    Metallica
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set + 6 CDs + DVD - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ride The Lightning Ride The Lightning Quick View

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    Ride The Lightning

    Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band's concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Whilst still rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partially because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and because he had more input in the songwriting. It was the last album to feature songwriting contribution from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine.


    Ride the Lightning received positive response from music critics, who saw it as a more ambitious effort than its predecessor. Metallica promoted the album on the Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang European tour in late 1984, and on its North American leg in the first half of 1985. The band performed at a few major music festivals, such as Monsters of Rock and Day on the Green later that year. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. Ride the Lightning peaked at number 100 on the Billboard 200 with no radio exposure. Although 75,000 copies were initially pressed for the American market, the album sold half a million by November 1987. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. Many rock publications have ranked Ride the Lightning on their best album lists, saying it had a lasting impact on the genre.

    1. Fight Fire With Fire

    2. Ride The Lightning

    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls

    4. Fade To Black

    5. Trapped Under Ice

    6. Escape
    7. Creeping Death

    8. The Call Of Ktulu
    Metallica
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    Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Instrumentals

    Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde is, simply put, one of the most perfect albums in the history of recorded music regardless of genre. From the lyrical flow of Slimkid3, Bootie Brown, Imani and Fatlip to the cover art by Fuct the project is the embodiment of excellence start to finish. Musically, the foundation of this perfection is the production work of J-Swift. His use of jazz samples, phat beats and live instrumentation had the ultimate effect of "creating their own sonic utopia", as NME put it.


    As such it's more than fitting that Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde be released as an all instrumental outing. Swift's adventurous use of samples from jazz, R&B, funk, classic rock and more melded with his personal additions of live instrumentation including piano, bass, and Fender Rhodes along with drum arrangements from fellow producer JMD create a lush, jazzy soundscape that works well as a stand alone recording.


    Though the west coast's predominant G-Funk sound of the time or the east coast's conscious kings De La Soul may have sold more records at the time, The Pharcyde and J-Swift's work on Bizarre Ride has stood the text of time and continues to resonate with fans new and old in a way that few records have or ever will.

    1. Oh Shit
    2. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
    3. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    4. On The DL
    5. Officer
    6. Ya Mama
    7. Passin' Me By
    8. Otha Fish
    9. Return Of The B-Boy
    Pharcyde
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    King Of The Surf Guitar

    During his string of intense, sold-out 1961 shows at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, Dick Dale is credited with creating the surf guitar sound. An avid surfer himself, Dick strove to recreate the feeling of riding the waves in his music. He accomplished that feat through innovative use of reverb and a rich playing technique that incorporated everything from from short staccato picking to long, legato melody lines. Known far and wide as The King of the Surf Guitar, Capitol Records signed him and named his 1963 label debut album after his undisputed title. Ranging from blistering instrumental takes on tunes like Riders in the Sky and Hava Nagila, to spirited vocal selections like Dick Dale Stomp and Whatd I Say, the album truly captures all aspects of surf culture. All hail the King!


    Sourced from the original Capitol Records stereo masters, this Sundazed Music edition of King of the Surf Guitar is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes complete original artwork. Surfs up!


    1. King of the Surf Guitar
    2. The Lonesome Road
    3. Kansas City
    4. Dick Dale Stomp
    5. What'd I Say
    6. Greenback Dollar
    7. Hava Nagila
    8. You Are My Sunshine
    9. Mexico
    10. Break Time
    11. Riders In the Sky
    12. If I Never Get to Heaven
    Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
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  • Me And Mr. Johnson Me And Mr. Johnson Quick View

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    Me And Mr. Johnson

    On Me And Mr. Johnson, Eric Clapton
    covers 14 of the 29 songs Robert Johnson,
    the most mythic figure of the blues, wrote
    and recorded in his lifetime. For fans of
    deep blues, it doesn't get any better than
    this. After the success of Clapton's first
    two traditional blues albums-1994's Grammy®
    -winning triple-platinum, #1 pop From
    The Cradle, and 2000's Grammy-winning,
    double-platinum, #3-charting Riding With
    The King collaboration with B.B. King-Me
    And Mr. Johnson finds Claptononce
    more at the crossroads of blues and rock.


    BAND:

    Eric Clapton, lead guitar, lead vocals

    Andy Fairweather Low, guitar

    Doyle Bramhall II, guitar

    Billy Preston, keyboards

    Jerry Portnoy, harmonica

    Nathan East, bass

    Steve Gadd, drums


    PRODUCERS:

    Eric Clapton

    Simon Climie

    1. When You Got a Good Friend
    2. Little Queen of Spades
    3. They're Red Hot
    4. Me and the Devil Blues
    5. Traveling Riverside Blues
    6. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    7. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
    8. Milkcow's Calf Blues
    9. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
    10. Come On In My Kitchen
    11. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
    12. Love In Vain
    13. 32-20 Blues
    14. Hell Hound On My Trail
    Eric Clapton
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    Colors (Pre-Order)

    BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have built their reputation as one of hard rock's most inventive and ambitious bands. Sharing a lineage with such luminaries as Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Tool, they continue to explore new territory with a genuine passion to push themselves and their audience.

    Colors, the band's fourth album, is a sonic labyrinth of grand proportion. It's an organism completely in its own class and at the nerve center is a band that encourages the listener to take the bold ride from beginning to end. The record is a continuous movement of savage metal, lush prog-rock and stimulating mood that morphs into some of the most forward thinking music today. Yet for a record that is so fierce and complex, it is also engaging and comfortable. It challenges the myths of what we expect from modern rock, demonstrating just how much potential there is in a band and the people who experience their craft.

    1. Foam Born (A) the Backtrack
    2. (B) the Decade of Statues
    3. Informal Gluttony
    4. Sun of Nothing
    5. Ants of the Sky
    6. Prequel to the Sequel
    7. Viridian
    8. White Walls
    Between The Buried And Me
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    K20

    Simon Price is a master of creating music that is at once infinite and immediate. As a member of British heavyweights The Heads, he has journeyed with the band through two decades of brain-bending heavy psych, releasing 20 full-lengths in various editions, recording several Peel Sessions, and cultivating a following that surpasses most definitions of "cult." As kandodo, Price offers a more introspective take on the empyrean. On k2o, kandodo's second full-length, Price presents listeners with languid expanses of guitar and keyboard that are deceptively detailed and immaculately constructed.


    k2o is liquid psych: fully immersive and steadily drifting towards the horizon. "slowah" eases us into Price's world as layered guitars and keyboards slowly build and fellow Head Wayne Maskell joins in on percussion. Field recordings pepper the album, from the tranquil sounds of the Italian shoreline on "waves" to the Graceland tour guide on Price's tribute to the King, "grace and."


    The massive "swim into the sun," clocks in at 22 minutes and occupies the album's entire b-side. Like a heavy "Hallogallo," a steady motorik beat and single chord forms a rhythmic infrastructure for Price's unrestrained soloing and tidal washes of guitar. Extra drums kick in after 15 minutes, courtesy of Wayne again, riding the wave home.The basic track was recorded to cassette on Price's walkman, and slowly added to and built up over the course of two years. It is one of Price's most ambitious and triumphant creations yet.


    k2o was recorded in Bristol, London, Memphis, and on the Italian shoreline over the course of three years using his dependable Fender Mustang, microkorg, and as much fuzz as he could gather. Price has ventured deeper down the rabbit hole of his own rich imagination, and we are all the better for it.

    1. Slowah
    2. Grace and
    3. Waves
    4. Kandy Rock Mountain
    5. July 28th
    6. Swim Into the Sun
    Kandodo
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    Love Must Be Tough

    Import


    In a direction first hinted at on Early Hours, Eleanor McEvoy's 7th album, Love Must Be Tough adds in an entirely new twist. With a supporting cast of Irelands finest musicians in the form of the South King Street Band, Eleanor takes a retro ride back to the late '50s/early '60s birth of rock & roll replete with ragtime jazz trumpets, trombones and saxophones. Originally conceived as a covers album based on the theme of hitting 40 and mid life crisis, Love Must Tough has emerged as a hybrid; mainly covers/interpretations, but mixed with an original and a handful of co-written numbers.


    The album opens with a quirky almost bossa nova version of the 1965 Jagger/Richards penned Mothers Little Helper, the line what a drag it is getting old setting the scene for the whole set. Its followed by the title track co-written with Johnny Rivers, a track as good as anything Eleanors ever done. Not far behind is Old New Borrowed And Blue, one of two tracks co-written with The Beautiful Souths Dave Rotheray.


    Love Must Be Tough is a bold break from the approach of Out There, but while exploring old ground with a fresh slant it nevertheless remains an album that has all the hallmarks weve come to expect from Eleanor; great songs, fantastic production and, of course, Eleanors wonderful vocals.

    1. Mother's Little Helper (Jagger/Richards)
    2. Love Must Be Tough (E. McEvoy/Johnny Rivers)
    3. Old New Borrowed And Blue (E. McEvoy/D. Rotheray)
    4. Lubbock Woman (Terry Allen)
    5. If You Want Me To Stay (S. Stewart)
    6. Roll Out Better Days (E. McEvoy)
    7. The Night May Still Be Young But I Am Not (E. McEvoy/D. Rotheray)
    8. Hands Off Him (Bowman/McShann)
    9. Shame On The Moon (Rodney Crowell)
    10. Easy In Love (E. McEvoy/B. Parker)
    11. He Never Spoke Spanish To Me (Butch Hancock)
    12. I Knew The Bride (When She Use To Rock N Roll) (Nick Lowe)
    Eleanor McEvoy
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    Tookah

    Tookah is Emiliana Torrini's fourth album and it follows 2008's critically acclaimed Me And Armini. It sees Emiliana back in the studio with her long-time producer/collaborator Dan Carey.


    'Tookah' was written at different stages over a 3 year period, the oldest song being "When Fever Breaks" which was written having come off a tough two year tour which took it's toll in many ways.


    "The only way to deal with things is to go into the studio and do music, it is like brain scrambling. You come out of the session clearer as you get to step out of yourself take a look and deal with it."


    Other songs like 'Autumn Sun' were written in Iceland.


    "We had done that before, gone on a week's writing trip to Iceland, wrote five songs in that week which all made it onto ´Me and Armini´. We were kind of expecting the same to happen. It didn´t. We only wrote 'Autumn Sun'. It was extremely frustrating. Lyrics were hard to write for this album and I spent day and night trying to finish it - with Dan standing over me in military mode. The only time in my life I did not like him much."


    On the airplane we realized Dan had left his computer at the airport - it had the only copy of the song. He ran out to find it and just made it back just before the doors closed. We had a terrifying landing that almost ended badly. We grabbed each other and the only thing we said was "Nooo the song! It will be lost forever!"


    This record was my sound journey. I had not long had my baby and was getting my head around this huge love I had for him and then being absolutely devastated that I might have dragged him out of a world where he was wild and free, riding horses, swimming in rivers and eating over open fires, to this world where the bad is too much to handle. I had a new identity to figure out and the record was the tiger in the rowing boat. It was going nowhere. I did not like the music we were doing because we had done it before. We knew how to craft that. I needed a challenge, proof that something in me had shifted and it had to be musically as well. I was driving myself too hard.


    Dan told me I was not ready to make a record, that I should forget about it for a while, just hang out.


    So, we started hanging out, in the studio. In my head the difference was we were not making a record. I discovered the Oberheim on Youtube and that changed everything. That and the Swarmatron Dan had bought. We knew we would plaster it all over the record before we knew what the record was.


    I pulled some friends together I was writing with Simon Byrt, ("Blood Red", "Elísabet"), Ian kellett (´Elísabet) and Matt Robertson who are real synth nerds and we started playing around and having fun. We went to Dan´s and jammed and started doing some synth symphonies.


    After you have a baby there comes a time where you need to go out with your girlfriends and dance. I went to the studio with Dan and did a dance track "Speed of Dark." We danced. It had to be on the record it was a part of the journey. From that the sound of the record was born, it was a challenge bringing it all together.


    The sound was worked very visually. There are almost two stories to each song there is the lyrical visual and then there is a whole different visual that comes with the instrumental and that is how the sound was often directed. "Home" is a very good example of how the sound was built from a visual. When we were writing it, it was clear it had to have a very certain feeling. ´I wanted it to have the visual of you standing in snow blinding white, watching your breath in the cold, not feeling the cold. You look to your left and a lake stretches out frozen and huge. You walk over it to the other side into a forest, you lose direction. Completely lost and helpless. Fireworks start lighting up the sky and you feel a wave of relief. You walk towards them. In the king blue sky they start changing into jelly fish in neon flashing colours, leading the way to home.´ We did not stop until we saw that when playing it.


    'Tookah' is a made up word. It came when I was improvising and I connected with that word or name in a very deep blissful way. It is the core of you. The 'you' you were when you were born, before life decorated you like a Christmas tree with all the baggage. It is what connects us with everyone and everything.


    It is what the sufis spin for, what we are looking for all our lives. It is the sudden thankfulness you feel when doing nothing in particular, where everything is gently perfect for a moment. God has many names. I call mine 'Tookah'.


    - Emiliana Torrini

    1. Tookah
    2. Caterpillar
    3. Autumn Sun
    4. Home
    5. Elisabet
    6. Animal Games
    7. Speed of Dark
    8. Blood Red
    9. When Fever Breaks
    Emiliana Torrini
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    A Fiendish Threat (Awaiting Repress)

    The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project "3".


    Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.


    Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 "my mind is all over the place". But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.


    The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on Possum In A Tree by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.


    With the release of Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be. For this touring cycle, fans will get to taste the hardcore punk horror rock of A Fiendish Threat, a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats that are as much a part of Hank 3's musical identity as his country roots. But A Fiendish Threat, like all of the man's musical output, is anything but a formulaic, by-the-numbers rehash of what has been previously done by others. Stand up bass, fiddle, and banjo are not exactly standard instruments in punk rock, but they are on this record, riding beneath 3's howling distorted vocals. Perhaps this is the birth of rebelcore punk? Whatever you want to call it, Williams has left his own touch on the genre, even utilizing a bizarrely beautiful Hula-music-on-acid sounding Hawaiian guitar at times. Some of the songs can make the listener feel like someone dropped LSD in their cheap draft beer at a CBGB matinee show headlined by a ghoulish Hawaiian punk band. A Fiendish Threat is yet another of Williams already numerous signature sounds, and he's excited to put it in front of the audience for the first time. You know when you do a new record, you just want to play it for all your friends. That's what I'm excited for with this punk record, I get use a voice that doesn't get used that often, and pay respects to some of my influences at the same time. Doing this record made feel like I was growing stronger- it took some of the years off me, to tell you the truth. Playing it makes me feel young again, he laughs, How long I will be able to pull it off all depends on the voice, man."


    With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, Hank3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.


    Listen to Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, go to a show, and find out for yourself. Just remember the next day, after a few aspirins, a dinner at your own table, and a sleep in your own bed, that Hank3 will be down the road doing his thing again, and for that rebel, "doing the best I can" means something a little different than it does for the average man.

    1. Can I Rip U
    2. Different From the Rest
    3. There's Another Road
    4. Broke Jaw
    5. Watchin U Suffer
    6. Breakin Free
    7. Face Down
    8. New Identity
    9. Feel the Sting
    10. Fight My Way
    11. Full On
    12. Your Floor
    13. A Fiendish Threat
    Hank3
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    Hi-Vis High Tea

    After two and half decades, 8 studio albums, and their recent greatest hits record We Lived Like Kings; it is safe to say that FRENZAL RHOMB are Australian Punk royalty. Now, with "most hospitalized band in the world" (broken arms, detached retinas, tapeworms in the brain ) added to their resume, nothing can slow these Aussies down. For Hi-Vis High Tea, FRENZAL RHOMB pulled out all the stops, and returned to the unswerving Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room to create 20 blistering tracks clocking in at just over 30 minutes. From the opening track "Classic Pervert" to "Don't Cast Aspergers on Me" and "Sneeze Guard"; Hi-Vis High Tea takes Frenzal fans on a familiar ride which only FRENZAL RHOMB operate. With loads of touring lined up, and the bumps and bruises all healed, 2017 looks to be a big year for FRENZAL RHOMB! Hi-Vis High Tea, their first new record since 2011, is sure to have FRENZAL RHOMB fans far and wide clamoring to get their fix.
    1. Classic Pervert
    2. Ray Ahn Is My Spirit Animal
    3. Cunt Act
    4. Sneeze Guard
    5. I'm Shelving Stacks (As I'm Stacking Shelves)
    6. The Criminals' Airline
    7. Storage Unit Pill Press
    8. School Reunion
    9. Ex Pat
    10. Beer and a Shot
    11. The Black Price
    12. Bunburry
    13. Pigworm
    14. Digging a Hole for Myself
    15. Don't Cast Aspergers on Me
    16. Messed Up
    17. Everyone I Know Has Mental Problems
    18. Waiting for the Postman
    19. Organ Donor
    20. Food Court
    Frenzal Rhomb
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    Dark Snack

    Who in tarnation is making all that racket, peeling out of the driveway and disappearing into the night? Oh come on, folks, you know that voice cackling from behind the wheel - once you've heard the unmistakable Mississippi drawl of Melissa Swingle, you just don't just walk off and forget it. That voice owns everything it touches - from swampy, Southern rockers Trailer Bride where Swingle once mined the dark and gloomy road with the best of the No Depression crowd to her new Chapel Hill duo, The Moaners. With The Moaners, she's ditched the dirges in favor of an Impala--trunkload full of rock, a cat named Squirrel and a cooler of Sparks tall boys (caffeinated malt liquor - and Sparks, if you're listening, they're waiting by the phone for a promotions deal). The newfound voltage relies in no small part on the pounding drum assault of Swingle's shotgun-riding cohort, Laura King (who played in Grand National with Ed From Ohio Crawford of FIREHOSE).
    Heart Attack

    Too Many People

    Terrier

    Elizabeth Cotton's Song

    Flannery Said

    Oh Christy

    Water Preview

    Talk About It

    Paradise Club

    Hard Times

    Secret Joy

    Chasing the Moon

    The Moaners
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    Skin Deep

    Buddy Guy's new album, Skin Deep is his 10th Silvertone/Zomba studio release and it features all original material as well as collaborations with fellow guitar luminaries Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.


    Elaborating on his inspiration for the album title and song Skin Deep, Guy touches upon a powerful series of personal memories and observations on the ways in which were all the same underneath it all. I used to play with this boy, ride horses, down close to where I was born, he says. Then when we were 13, his parents made us stop. They used to say you had black blood or white blood, but wed get a flashlight and hold it up to our skin and wed just see red blood. Thats what I mean by 'Skin Deep.'


    In a career spanning more than 45 years, Buddy Guy continues to add to his ever-growing legacy. At the age of 72, he graced the cover of Rolling Stone, as part of the magazines recent '100 Greatest Guitar Songs' issue (his cataclysmic 1961 recording of Stone Crazy made the list) and he also turned in a show-stopping performance in Martin Scorseses Rolling Stones concert film, Shine A Light. Guy has won five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy 'wards (the most any one blues artist has received), a Congressional Medal of Arts and Billboard Magazine's prestigious The Century Award for 'distinguished artistic achievement. In 2005 Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by friends Eric Clapton and B.B. King.

    1. Best Damn Fool (Featuring Memphis Horns & Willie Mitchell)
    2. Too Many Tears (Featuring Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi)
    3. Lyin' Like A Dog
    4. Show Me The Money
    5. Everytime I Sing The Blues (Featuring Eric Clapton)
    6. Out In The Woods (Featuring Robert Randolph)
    7. Hammer And A Nail
    8. That's My Home (Featuring Robert Randolph)
    9. Skin Deep (Featuring Derek Trucks
    10. Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes (Featuring Quinn Sullivan)
    11. Smell The Funk
    12. I Found Happiness
    Buddy Guy
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    Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb

    Drunk Is The New Sober and Stupid Is The New Dumb are the twin subtitles of Drunk & Stupid, Dots Will Echo's debut album on Asthmatic Kitty, but those aren't just arch witticisms, they encapsulate the apparent contradictions that power the New Jersey duo's music. The warmly weird world created by multi-instrumentalist Nick Berry and drummer Kurt Biroc seems simultaneously sacred and profane, edgy and accessible, sad and transcendently silly. What else would you expect from a group that describes itself as "dour moralizers and drunken assholes" and identifies its key influences as "A little bit The Incredible String Band, a little bit AC/DC?"



    "I can see the carnival lights from here," sings Berry in a half-crazed, half-elated tone at the beginning of the opening track, "I Like It," sounding like either a psychotic infatuated with his own attractive fantasy world or a genius inventor marveling at the luminous landscape he's created. It's up to the listener to decide which, but either way it's 100% Dots Will Echo.



    Everything on Drunk & Stupid was played by Berry and Biroc, with the basic tracks recorded in a single marathon, three-day session. "I meant this to be a very raw recording, capturing the way we sound live," says Berry, who plays everything from guitars and keyboards to Autoharp, glockenspiel, and Andean charango over the course of the album, as he and Biroc build their own beautifully ramshackle universe from the ground up before your very ears.



    "A poorly played violin can sound better than a well played piano," says Berry half-jokingly of the organic, offhand feel of the tracks. From the first moment, Drunk & Stupid makes the listener a fly on the wall for a day in the life of Dots Will Echo, with snatches of goofy studio chatter interspersed between tunes. The bit that leads into the crooked campfire singalong "I'm a Monkey" is particularly telling, as Berry spontaneously announces, "I want to try a song I dreamt the other night," Biroc disapprovingly asks, "In the studio?" and Berry blithely counters, "Yeah, why not?"



    In fact, Berry dreams a large percentage of his songs. "Some are stupid, but I let 'em fly anyway," he says self-deprecatingly, "but the really stupid ones, nobody's ever gonna hear." By the time they enter our waking world, Berry's tunes bear trace elements of psychedelia, power pop, field-recording folk, DIY post-punk, and tantalizingly trashy garage rock (the duo does in fact rehearse in Biroc's garage). "What You Tryin' To Do," for instance, comes off like Sister Lovers-era Big Star recording for Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, while the giddy blastoff of "Rocket Girl" evokes early XTC covered by Guided By Voices, and the fragile, almost-ominous beauty of the hushed, acoustic ballad "Gates of Eden" feels like the greatest song Neil Young never wrote for Galaxie 500.



    The black humor that inhabits an impressive amount of real estate in the Dots Will Echo neighborhood isn't the whistling-through-the-graveyard variety, but rather the kind that finds all of creation to be a bit of a knee-slapper. Like the great writers in every medium, Berry finds the human dilemma a source of endless hilarity, even though you can always hear the big, gently bruised heart beating at the core of every song on Drunk & Stupid. Berry sounds like an amphetamine-fueled tour guide as he walks us through a field of mankind's folly on "Seven Deadly Sins," his loopy lyrics punctuated by Captain Beefheart-esque bursts of six-string cubism.



    Even when things get apocalyptic, as on the minimalist stomp of the cautionary "Shitstorm," Berry exhibits so much obvious glee in announcing the impending arrival of the titular phenomenon that you can't help singing "there's a shitstorm coming" right along with him and bobbing your head randomly to the track's triumphantly spastic anti-groove. The deceptively mellow-sounding anthem of global dystopia "History's Grave" was written in early 2008, but Berry notes, "Since then many of the events mentioned or alluded to have come to pass. This made me feel a little bit like a character in a Stephen King novel."



    At the same time, Drunk & Stupid sports songs like "Be a Friend" and "So Deep the Night," lambent, low-key ballads that balance between bittersweet and unabashedly sentimental without ever turning mawkish. On these tracks, the Lennon-like undertone in Berry's voice rises to the top of the mix, tapping into an almost spiritual vibe and making for some of the most undeniably poignant moments on the album.



    Berry and Biroc, who also work together at the same day job (the drummer is Berry's boss), have been making music together since 2004, hashing out their ideas in Biroc's garage and documenting them in Berry's basement studio. Along the way, they've made unofficial micro-pressings of their work, mostly for passing around to friends and admirers in an ad hoc fashion, but Drunk & Stupid represents the first time the duo's freewheeling work has ever been properly presented to the public at large as a full-on album. With all the material the prolific pair has been stockpiling, they had a huge tally of tunes to haul along with them for this project, and hearing it is a little like stumbling for the first time into a lost world with a long legacy of its own rituals, relics, regalia, and history. But once you wander in, you can't imagine how you ever existed without it.



    Originally meant to be two separate discs (the vinyl version is a double LP with download codes for bonus tracks), Drunk & Stupid is a wild ride that clocks in at just under 80 minutes and boasts 19 songs overflowing with insanely catchy melodies, endearingly off-kilter arrangements, and a strangely satisfying blend of the divine and the absurd." As Berry says, "We try to allow for the will of the universe to have a large part in our music. There must be something sacred in mistakes. This is our explanation for being fuck-ups."


    1. Untitled
    2. I Like It
    3. Untitled II
    4. I'm a Monkey
    5. Shitstorm
    6. Be a Friend
    7. Whatcha Tryin to Do
    8. Rocket Girls
    9. Caroline
    10. Run Away Anna
    11. History's Grave
    12. Sweet Sweet Sanity
    13. Anime
    14. Who Left You Here
    15. The Future
    16. Untitled III
    17. Peace in Your Life
    18. Our Little Part of the World
    19. Untitled IV
    20. Gates of Eden
    21. Visions of Light
    22. Seven Deadly Sins
    23. So Deep the Night
    Dots Will Echo
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    Document (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Ranked 470/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Urgent 1987 Breakthrough Catapulted Band to Stardom: Includes Classics Such as "The One I Love" and Unforgettable "It's the End of the World As We Know It"


    Half-Speed Mastered From the Original Master Tapes: RTI-Pressed 180 gram LP Abounds With Incredible Dynamics, Faithful Tonalities, and Tremendous Imaging


    Scott Litt-Produced Set Overflows With Mature Creativity, Fiery Intent, Catchy Hooks, and Stellar Songwriting


    The last album R.E.M. made before migrating to Warner Bros., and very arguably the last start-to-finish masterpiece the band created in its acclaimed career, Document turned Georgia's celebrated sons into mainstream stars. Musically unadulterated and sonically pure, the group's 1987 work epitomizes the unmistakable sound and feeling of college rock during a period where innocence, experimentation, and adventurousness freely collided before being co-opted and branded as "alt-rock." Document is the record to which everyone refers when citing R.E.M. as the premier example of how a respected band is expected to behave, evolve, and maintain its integrity after experiencing mass success.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and carefully pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP edition of this breakthrough set explodes with unrivaled instrumental signatures, deep soundstages, and faithful tonalities that allow listeners insight into the actual makes and models of the guitars utilized on the recording. Sharp and clean, Scott Litt's widescreen production throws the band into clear relief, magnifying its razor-edged melodies and drummer Bill Berry's foundation-establishing beats. R.E.M. has never sounded so muscular or righteous.


    Indeed, the quartet plays as if on a mission, its electrified energy teeming with a contagious fervor that helps fuel political numbers such "Welcome to the Occupation," "Exhuming McCarthy," "Disturbance at the Heron House," and "King of Birds." R.E.M. comes into its own, peeling back the layers on vagueness and utilizing Michael Stipe's biting lyrics and Mike Mills' amped-up guitar riffs to punctuate its catchy fare. Aptly, songs dance around a central image of fire.


    The group's hallmark jangle-pop motifs and swooning refrains remain, yet they exhibit a determined attitude and wily quality that brings everything up to another notch. Toss in surf-rock fills, feedback accents, deep-South rootsiness, and subversive undertones, and Document stands as near-flawless statement: A reaction to the social and material currency of its era, a call-to-arms to overcome trauma via hope, humor, and justified anger.


    All these characteristics bleed into the manic anthem "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," a renegade shot of beat poetry, delirious delivery, punk-infused vitality, and bounce-around-the-room chaotic abandon that never grows stale. Is R.E.M. serious or joking? Or both? Part of the genius is that it's still impossible to tell. R.E.M. delights in taking listeners for a ride on Document, the swerving, drifting, stylistic interplay, and brief detours all of a whole, the group relishing in the fun of going for broke and succeeding at all of its goals.


    We don't need to go on about R.E.M.'s standing as a group that's influenced countless artists and inspired millions of listeners. If you own just one of the quartet's albums, it should be Document.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Finest Worksong
    2. Welcome to the Occupation
    3. Exhuming McCarthy
    4. Disturbance at the Heron House
    5. Strange
    6. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
    7. The One I Love
    8. Fireplace
    9. Lightnin' Hopkins
    10. King of Birds
    11. Oddfellows Local 151
    R.E.M.
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    Generation

    Joyrides atop a walloping disco beat and furious percussive guitars, headed somewhere between the Rapture, Chic, and Talking Heads, but with a cartoonish giddiness that takes me back to the heyday of Junior Senior and Scissor Sisters. - Stereogum


    Rising stars - DJ Mag


    On their full-length 2014 debut Voyage, L.A duo De Lux learned how to
    take their influences and create a sound all their own-a beyond-their-years
    synthesis of post-punk, disco, funk and of course synthesizer wizardry,
    drawing inspiration from the same combination of agitation and exhilaration
    that helped LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads deliver some of the most
    danceable social commentary ever. And now that they've found their sound,
    De Lux are creating a story to go with it on their new album Generation: "All
    of these things that they put us through," sings co-founder and multi-instrumentalist
    Sean Guerin, "I'm writing it down / I'm writing it down."


    They first started writing Generation in the kind of uncommitted
    instances that happen so rarely once a new band puts out its first album. Once
    Voyage was released, De Lux found themselves playing and interviewing and
    touring and remixing-"All fun!" says Sean-but they had to fight to find time
    to write. A random Instagram of work-in-progress song "It's A Combination"
    was the tipping point, when Sean and co-founder Isaac Franco realized they'd
    been rough-drafting for a year: "Let's finish it now," they decided, and that's
    the exact moment when Generation officially started.


    They returned to the L.A. practice space where they wrote and recorded
    Voyage, this time with new instruments-like the little-known but sought-after
    synthesizer guitar beloved of King Crimson's Adrian Belew-and new inspirations,
    chief among them punk peformance artist Karen Finley, whose 1987
    debut album Sean discovered at a Seattle record store simply because it
    looked promising. Her infamously uncensored lyrics made him realize there
    was more he could sing about, too: "You admire the ambition behind her
    saying whatever she wants," he says.


    So if Generation is a darker album than Voyage-and it's inherited plenty
    of the modern urban anxiety of David Byrne-that's because it's a fearlessly
    honest and candid album, too. In fact, call it a millennial documentary. In
    Generation's eleven songs, De Lux chart the distance between childhood and
    adulthood, nostalgia and aspiration and dream and reality, all with unflinching
    autobiographical detail. (And with a secret nod to the Pokemon theme, too.)
    Says Sean: "When I write lyrics, I try and be as specific as possible. We think
    about if someone listens to us in 30 years: 'Oh, that's what was going on at
    that time.'"


    The result is a sort of Less Than Zero for the post-Social Network era.
    Think of it as a nighttime freeway drive that starts with the propulsive "L.A.
    Threshold" and rides the borderline between feel-good rhythm and artfully
    sophisticated sentiment. "There's dark moments, but it's still fun," explains
    Sean. "The first album was just more innocent." There's new space in De Lux's
    sense of rhythm and groove, says Isaac, for Sean to say what he needs to say:
    "The song gives him the freedom to be himself."


    And so Generation is an album about high highs, low lows and the vast
    space in between. "Center of L.U.B" is a roller-skate jam that starts with a
    Can-style guitar riff before spinning into an examination of one utility company
    employee's ennui-you knew this wasn't going to be a love song,
    right?-while "It's A Combination" is a brooding Italo disco track and
    unexpected piano piece "Conditions" is like Harry Nilsson or John Lennon
    suddenly transplanted to Rough Trade Records. Then there's the alternately
    hilarious and harrowing "Oh Man The Future"-a satirical reading on the shape
    of things to come, propelled by a bass-and-drum rhythm right off one of ESG's
    first EPs-to the desolate-yet-funky "When Your Life Feels Like A Loss," where
    De Lux dissect just what happens when "you think you're special/no, you're
    not special/you're just an average guy."


    In other words, Generation isn't a departure. This is De Lux going
    deeper, not farther away, and the result is surely the most anthropologically
    daring dancefloor album of the year. That might seem difficult to pull off, but
    that's why they did it, explains Sean: "At some point we realized creativity is
    just limitless," he says. "You can do anything. There might be certain people
    who think, 'Oh, you can't do that.' That's when you say, 'Well-I'm doing it!'"

    1. LA Threshold
    2. 30
    3. Living In An Open Place
    4. Center of L.U.B.
    5. Simba Simba Simba
    6. No One Really Cares Who You Are
    7. Oh Man The Future
    8. Conditions
    9. When Your Life Feels Like A Loss
    10. It's A Combination
    11. Someday Now
    De Lux
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    Todd


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes


    As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer
    Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most
    prolific and celebrated rock artists.


    For his 5th album Todd, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge double album event complete with 17 stellar
    performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with many of his solo albums, Todd
    played mostly all of the instruments, sang, wrote and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundren's
    marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single A Dream Goes On Forever.


    Album opener How About A Little Fanfare immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only
    Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like I Think You Know, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery
    and his soulful vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this tune. More smashes abound as A Dream Goes On Forever sets
    the other three sides of this masterwork into full swing.


    Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul
    sound on The Last Ride. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Everybody's Going To Heaven/
    King Kong Reggae and the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, the future electronica of In And Out The Chakras We Go, the soulful pop
    of Izzat Love, and the superlative album closer Sons of 1984 all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some
    of his most enduring work ever recorded.


    This amazing two album set hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to
    announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Todd. As a continuing
    installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will
    also be presented for a very short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover artwork, photo
    and lyrics, not seen in decades.


    Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars)
    at Friday Music Studios, the Todd album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this fall.


    Todd Rundgren Todd A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
    180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Todd Rundgren & Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings from
    Friday Music.

    LP 1
    1. How About A Little Fanfare
    2. I Think You Know
    3. The Spark Of Life
    4. An Elpee's Worth Of Toons
    5. A Dream Goes On Forever
    6. Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song
    7. Drunken Blue Rooster
    8. The Last Ride
    9. Everybody's Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae


    LP 2
    1. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
    2. Useless Begging
    3. Sidewalk Cafe
    4. Izzat Love?
    5. Heavy Metal Kids
    6. In And Out The Chakras We Go formerly: Shaft Goes To Outer Space)
    7. Don't You Ever Learn
    8. Sons of 1984

    Todd Rundgren
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    Different Creatures (Pre-Order)

    Two years on from their youthfully nervy debut, Liverpool's Circa Waves are showing signs of an assured maturity on their sophomore album, 2017's confidently delivered Different Creatures. On 2015's aptly titled Young Chasers, Circa Waves lead singer/songwriter Kieran Shudall cooed and sneered his way through a wave of kinetic post-punk that seemed born as much out of teen angst and a boyish enthusiasm as his obvious love of influences like Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes.

    While still clearly carrying a torch for early-2000s neo-post-punk, Shudall and his Circa Waves bandmates are now road-hardened tour vets, indie rock prodigal sons returned home to reconnect with old mates over a pint, figure out how their relationships went so awry, and contextualize the insanity of the past few years. It's a vibe perhaps best expressed on the yearning Without You, in which Shudall sings, Finally getting some, thank god for home/So, shit food and sleeping pills/Cheap drinks and cheaper thrills/Oh pour me, pour me/And I and I, I will lead this parade/And I will travel for days to get to you. It's a catchy song, as are many on Different Creatures, reminiscent of their previous efforts but with an added layer of muscular guitar fuzz that brings to mind the bombastic '90s sludge of the Pixies crossed with the passionate alt-rock swoon of The Bends-era Radiohead.

    It's probably no coincidence that, prior to working with bands like the Killers and Interpol, Different Creatures producer Alan Moulder made his name working on albums by such alt-rock icons as Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nine Inch Nails. With Moulder at the helm, Circa Waves deliver a varied set of driving anthems that do recapture much of the convergent energy of the '90s Brit-pop and alt-rock scenes. Without overwhelming you with a sense of dÉjà vu, cuts like Out on My Own, Stuck, and Goodbye are massively hooky blasts of guitar rock that subtly draw cues from both older acts like Smashing Pumpkins and similarly inclined contemporary bands like the Killers and Kings of Leon. Elsewhere, Shudall showcases his stylistic range on the John Lennon-esque acoustic ballad Love's Run Out, and leavens the Killers/Kings of Leon influence with some Lindsey Buckingham-ish, Fleetwood Mac-level pop grandeur on the uber-catchy standout Fire That Burns.

    Part of what makes Circa Waves so compelling is that they are able to match the sound of their influences while still believably making the results sound their own. They've grown into an assured rock entity, but they've retained their fundamental sense of working-class Liverpudlian blues. As Shudall sings on Old Friends, I can't believe I'm still up/I can't believe this conversation is still going/I need to really grow up/I drank so much I can't see straight son/What am I doing? Ultimately, with Different Creatures, Circa Waves sound like they know exactly what they are doing.

    - Matt Collar (All Music Guide)

    1. Wake Up
    2. Fire That Burns
    3. Goodbye
    4. Out on My Own
    5. Different Creatures
    6. Cryin Shame
    7. Love Runs Out
    8. Stuck
    9. A Night on the Broken Tiles
    10. Without You
    11. Old Friends
    Circa Waves
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    The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project "3".


    Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.


    Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 "my mind is all over the place". But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.


    The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on Possum In A Tree by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.


    Hank3's latest country record is just that- country, and the realness of it shines throughout the record like moonlight hitting a mason jar of corn liquor- it ain't always the smoothest, and it doesn't come wrapped in a fancy package, but it's 100% pure whoop-ass in a bottle that gets the job done quicker and better and reminds you of where you originally came from once you figure out what just hit you. On Outdoor Plan he sings of fishing and hunting as a way of life, and it's a fact that more than one deer and turkey has met its maker at the end of Hank3's gun's barrel. The title track, Brothers of the 4x4 celebrates the wide open full throttle love of off roadin' and rootin' in a four wheel drive - the cover of the record shows Williams mud bogging in a custom 4x4, and it's not some redneck rental - that's his ride. And because life ain't always happy, when the heartbreak and hard times cracks through the sonic celebration on songs like Loners 4 Life and Ain't Broken Down, it's because Hank3 is well acquainted with the darker side of life, and not as some tourist. The album is a rich and gritty sounding mixture of sadness, pride, hope- in other words, it's a great country record.


    With the release of Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be.


    With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, Hank3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.


    Listen to Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, go to a show, and find out for yourself. Just remember the next day, after a few aspirins, a dinner at your own table, and a sleep in your own bed, that Hank3 will be down the road doing his thing again, and for that rebel, "doing the best I can" means something a little different than it does for the average man.

    1. Nearly Gone
    2. Hurtin' For Certin
    3. Brothers of the 4×4
    4. Farthest Away
    5. Held Up
    6. Outdoor Plan
    7. Deep Scars
    8. Lookey Yonder Commin
    9. Ain't Broken Down
    10. Overdrive
    11. Loners 4 Life
    12. Dreadfull Drive
    13. Getting Dim
    14. Possum in a Tree
    15. Broken Boogie
    16. Toothpickin
    Hank3
    $24.99
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    Now Here is Nowhere (Out Of Stock)


    First Time On Vinyl In The U.S. - Out Of Print Since Original Release In 2004


    Each 2 LP Set Is Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited


    180g, Color Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry


    Comes In A Gatefold Double Pocket Aqueous-Gloss, Old School Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With Replicated Inner Lyric Sleeves


    Secret Machines, the three piece "Space Rock" alternative band from Dallas consists of Brandon Curtis on vocals, bass and keyboards, Benjamin Curtis on guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Garza on drums.


    Best described as progressive rock with some Krautrock mixed in, the band's first full length release, Now Here is Nowhere, was recorded at Stratosphere Sound in NY and released May 18, 2004 on Reprise Records. All Music Guide gave the album 4 out of 5 stars. Their second album, Ten Silver Drops, like their first, did not make an impact commercially but garnered many favorable reviews. Following the release, the band was interviewed by David Bowie on radio; purported to be a big fan.


    Benjamin left the band in March of 2007. The Secret Machines followed with two non-Reprise albums that failed to break and Benjamin tragically passed away from lymphoma at the age of 35. They have toured with the Foo Fighters, Spiritualized, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Interpol and many others. They have been inactive since 2010. Anyone interested in Pink Floyd, NEU, Ride, Spacemen 3, Mercury Rev, the Flaming Lips, U2, Super Furry Animals, Sparklehorse & Broken Social Scene should have this album in their collection.


    "The Secret Machines create songs that are just as spacey and concept-heavy, if not quite as quirky, as those on Yoshimi and the Sophtware Slump." -Pitchfork


    "A spiraling blend of infectious psychedelic pop that froths and fuzzes for a noisy hour." -Q Magazine


    "The Machines have grasped that the zero tolerance of punk for the values of Yes did as much harm as good" -NME


    "It's like John Bonham playing with CAN, or Pink Floyd-meet-Spirtualized with a barely repressed pop consciousness" -Uncut


    "Beautifully spacey and searingly brash all at once." -Billboard


    "They take Pink Floyd psychedelia, Led Zeppelin stomp and Who-inspired choruses and charge them full of big-rock beats, atmospheric keyboards and all kinds of electronic whooshes."-Rolling Stone

    LP 1
    1. First Wave Intact
    2. Sad and Lonely
    3 The Leaves Are Gone
    4. Nowhere Again


    LP 2
    1. The Road Leads Where It's Led
    2. Pharaoh's Daughter
    3. You Are Chains
    4. Light's On
    5. Now Here is Nowhere

    Secret Machines
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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