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  • The Crest (Awaiting Repress) The Crest (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Crest (Awaiting Repress)

    Axel Rudi Pells career began in 1980 with the band, Steeler, who sold over 30,000 copies of their commercially most successful release, Strike Back, and brought out their fourth and final album, Undercover Animal, in 1988. In November of that year, Pell formed his own group together with Jörg Deisinger (ex-Bonfire), drummer Jörg Michael, bassist Thomas Smuszynski (ex-U.D.O.) and the American vocalist, Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory). Their debut album, Wild Obsessions, arrived at the stores one year later, followed by Nasty Reputation, for whom Pell enlisted the American frontman, Rob Rock (M.A.R.S, Impellitteri), who was replaced during the subsequent German tour by former Malmsteen vocalist, Jeff Scott Soto.


    With Soto as a new member, the third album, Eternal Prisoner (1992), was undeniable proof that the band had found their own, unmistakable style. One year later, Pell brought out The Ballads, an album featuring his most accomplished rock ballads. With Between The Walls (1994) and the live recording, Made In Germany, the guitarist from Bochum held on to his typical style even in the post-grunge era. The subsequent Black Moon Pyramid (1996) was the second Pell album in succession to make the German album charts. 1997 saw the arrival of Pells eighth offering, Magic, featuring a thematically consistent concept based on supernatural stories. Magic also entered the charts, followed by Oceans Of Time, the commercially most successful album at that time by the Axel Rudi Pell band, and the continuation of Pells ballad concept (The Ballads II, 1999).


    Following the departure of Jeff Scott Soto, Pell enlisted American vocalist Johnny Gioeli (ex-Hardline) for the production of Oceans Of Time, The Ballads III and his 2000 release, Masquerade Ball. His characteristic voice also enhanced the subsequent releases, Shadow Zone (2002) and Kings & Queens (2004), as well as the highly accomplished Mystica (2006) and the covers album, Diamonds Unlocked. Tales Of The Crown (2008), the last studio recording by the ARP Band surprised with a number of innovations and made it to # 41 of the German album charts. The Crest (2010) improved on this feat by going straight to # 22 in the German Charts.

    1. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
    2. Too Late
    3. Devil Zone
    4. Prisoner Of Love
    5. Dreaming Dead
    6. Glory Night
    7. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt.II: The Dark Side)
    8. Burning Rain
    9. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
    10. The End Of Our Time
    11. Snake Eyes (live) (Bonus Track)
    Axel Rudi Pell
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    Beneath The Brine (Awaiting Repress)


    "One of the exciting new bands we recently discovered is The Family
    Crest. The Headwinds, blends rock, classical, folk, and jazz, and is an
    immediately compelling listen." - WXPN


    "The San Francisco-born collective arm themselves with sharp strings,
    galloping percussion, and an ambition wide enough to swallow you
    whole. Dive in... - SPIN


    Following on the heels of last summer's The Headwinds EP (which earned
    fans in WXPN and Paste), Beneath the Brine shows that singer Liam
    McCormick's ambition was well placed. The expansive breadth of arrangments - from dark, classical romanticism ("Beneath the Brine") to horn-laden sounds akin to the Roaring 20s ("Howl") - are complemented by the
    incredible range of McCormick's voice. Beneath the Brine also showcases
    The Family Crest's ability to infuse pop into complex arrangements, with
    songs like "Love Don't Go" and "The World." The album is a sweeping
    soundscape befitting the oceanic theme of the title and what SPIN notes as
    "ambition wide enough to swallow you whole."

    1. Beneath the Brine
    2. The World
    3. Love Don't Go
    4. William's Dirge
    5. Howl
    6. The Water's Fine
    7. I Am the Winter
    8. She Knows My Name
    9. As We Move Forward
    10. When the Lights Go Out
    11. There's a Thunder
    12. Make Me a Boat
    The Family Crest
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  • Bringing The War Home EP (Discontinued) (On Sale) Bringing The War Home EP (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Bringing The War Home EP (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Beyond their unique amalgam of musical stylings, there is also the highly charged message behind the Cobra Skulls music, both of which are on full display on their Fat Wreck Chords debut Bringing the War Home. Their disdain for the modern human condition far surpasses the typical targets of most punk bands; transcending class, creed and dogma, nothing is safe from their scope. All five songs that comprise Bringing the War Home exemplify this, delivered on the crest of Devin's soulful vocals, and driven by Cobra Skulls' contagious invigorating music.
    1. Doomsday Parade
    2. ICE In The Night
    3. Hot Sand
    4. Give You Nothing
    5. Life In Vain
    Cobra Skull
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  • Let's Go (20th Anniversary Reissue) Let's Go (20th Anniversary Reissue) Quick View

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    Let's Go (20th Anniversary Reissue)

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of two very special releases in our history, Epitaph Records is proud to present
    deluxe 20th Anniversary editions of Rancid's Let's Go and NOFX Punk In Drublic. Released on the cresting wave
    of second generation punk bands that brought the Offspring, Rancid and NOFX (alongside Green Day and Nirvana)
    to massive success, these LPs are finally receiving the treatment they deserve, remastered and pressed on 180
    gram vinyl, with beautiful heavy-stock embossed sleeves. These limited editions won't be around for long (maybe
    in another 20 years?), so order now and enjoy!
    1. Nihilism
    2. Radio
    3. Side Kick
    4. Salvation
    5. Tenderloin
    6. Let's Go
    7. As One
    8. Burn
    9. The Ballad of Jimmy & Johnny
    10. Gunshot
    11. I Am The One
    12. Gave It Away
    13. Ghetto Box
    14. Harry Bridges
    15. Black & Blue
    16. St. Mary
    17. Dope Sick Girl
    18. International Cover-Up
    19. Solidarity
    20. Midnight
    21. Motorcycle Ride
    22. Name
    23. 7 Years Down
    Rancid
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  • Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 Quick View

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    Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

    With this release, Comb & Razor Sound launches its exploration of the colorful world of popular music from Nigeria, starting with the post-disco era of the late 1970s and early 80s. The years between 1979 and 1983 were Nigeria's Second Republic, when democracy finally returned after twenty-three years of uninterrupted military dictatorship. They were also the crest of Nigeria's oil boom, when surging oil prices made the petroleum-producing country a land of plenty, prosperity and profligacy. The influx of petrodollars meant an expansion in industry and the music industry in particular. Record companies upgraded their technology and cranked out a staggering volume of output to an audience hungry for music to celebrate the country's prospective rise as global power of the future. While it was a boom time for a wide variety of popular music styles, the predominant commercial sound was a post-afrobeat, slickly modern dance groove that retrofitted the relentless four-on-thefloor bass beat of disco to a more laidback, upbeat-and-downbeat soul shuffle, mixing in jazz-funk, synthesizer pop and afro feeling. At the time, it was still mostly locally referred to as "disco," but has since been recognized as its own unique genre retrospectively dubbed "Nigerian boogie." A Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness collects 15 pulsing Nigerian boogie tracks in a lovingly compiled package chronicling one of the most progressive and creative eras in the history of African popular music.

    1. Mixed Grill - A Brand New Wayo
    2. Kris Okotie - Show Me Your Backside
    3. Murphy Williams - Get On Up
    4. Joe Moks - Boys and Girls
    5. Amas - Slow Down
    6. Oby Onyioha - I Want To Feel Your Love
    7. Dizzy K. Falola - Excuse Me Baby
    8. Chris Mba - Funky Situation
    9. Bayo Damazio - Listen to the Music
    10. Martha Ulaeto - Music Alone
    11. Segun Robert - Big Race
    12. Amel Addmore - Jane
    13. Honey Machine - Pleasure
    14. The Stormmers - Love or Money
    15. Emma Baloka - Letís Love Each Other
    Various Artists
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    Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress)

    About the best one can say about 1974's Bluejeans & Moonbeams is that it's not as bad as his other release of the year, Unconditionally Guaranteed. In fact, there are two tracks, the pretty reverie Observatory Crest and the stomping blues-rocker Party of Special Things to Do, that are actually quite good. The rest of the album, however, is fairly dire. Recorded with anonymous studio musicians who are clearly out of their league and glossed to a soul-less polish by producer Andy DiMartino, Bluejeans & Moonbeams never catches fire even at its best, and its worst tracks -- those would be Pompadour Swamp and the utterly wretched proto-disco Captain's Holiday -- are the worst things that have ever borne the Captain Beefheart name. Captain Beefheart would eventually return with the revitalized Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) in 1978, but Bluejeans & Moonbeams sounds like a tired and cynical make-work project.
    Party of Special Things To Do
    Same Old Blues
    Observatory Crest
    Pompadour Swamp
    Captains Holiday
    Rock 'n Roll's Evil Doll
    Further Than We've Gone
    Twist Ah Luck
    Bluejeans and Moonbeams
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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    The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and Clark

    In 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America's answer to the Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High. Gene was front and center as tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early 1966 he flew the Byrds' coop. A gifted songwriter, expectations ran high for a stellar solo career, but those hopes were dashed when his debut solo album and single both failed to chart. Dropped by Columbia Records the following year, Gene's career remained in limbo until teaming up with banjo player extraordinaire Doug Dillard.


    What emerged from a series of informal jam sessions in and around Laurel Canyon was a loose-knit group of pickers seeking to break bluegrass music out of its traditional confines and redefine it in a contemporary country-rock context. The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is a groundbreaking album that helped define country-rock and set the template not only for that genre but the entire alt-country, Americana and Roots Rock movements of the '90s. Together with future Eagle Bernie Leadon, who co-wrote Train Leaves Here This Morning, with Gene (featured both on the Fantastic Expedition album and later on the Eagels' debut release), the Dillard & Clark merger represents a high-water mark in Gene Clark's impressive anon of recordings and one of the most satisfying periods in his often troubled career.


    The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark ranks among a handful of seminal 1960s country-rock experiments. I think we made our mark in country rock, muses Doug Dillard. We didn't make the charts but we sure influenced a lot of people. To insure that their influence carries on, Sundazed proudly presents this newly mastered edition, sourced from the original A&M analog tapes, available on resonant high-definition vinyl packaged in a vibrant recreation of the original cover artwork.

    1. Out On the Side
    2. She Darked the Sun
    3. Don't Come Rollin'
    4. Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
    5. With Care From Someone
    6. The Radio Song
    7. Git It On Brother (Git In Line Brother)
    8. In the Plan
    9. Something's Wrong
    Gene Clark
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    Separate Oceans

    With no less than a mansion, a state beach, and a three-mile
    stretch of road bearing his fabled family's name, Ned Doheny
    easy-glided into the 1970s on a crest of wealth and privilege.
    Signposting Ned's sojourn through the LA recording industry
    were Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Chaka Khan,
    Graham Nash, "Mama" Cass Elliot, Bonnie Raitt, and David
    Geffen-each a household name both inside and far from
    southern California. And while no bust of Ned Doheny
    appears alongside those of his Laurel Canyon brethren in the
    pantheon of classic rock, it's not for lack of songwriting abilities
    or recording chops.

    Over the last three decades, Doheny's albums have slid in and
    out of print on LP and CD, budget jobs without any involvement
    from the self-described "avatar for casual vulgarity." Separate
    Oceans examines Ned Doheny's first ten years adrift in song,
    pulling together choice album cuts and 11 previously unissued
    demos. An 8000 word essay is illustrated by images from the
    archives of noted rock photographers Henry Diltz, Moshe
    Brahka, Clive Arrowsmith, and Gary Heery, creating the first
    ever overview of this unheralded marina rocker.

    1. Get It Up For Love
    2. Each Time You Pray
    3. Whatcha Gonna Do For Me
    4. To Prove My Love (Vocal version)
    5. Labor Of Love
    6. A Love Of Your Own
    7. I've Got Your Number (Demo)
    8. If You Should Fall (Demo)
    9. When Love Hangs In The Balance
    10. Fineline (Demo)
    11. On And On (Demo)
    12. I Can Dream (Demo)
    13. I Know Sorrow
    14. Standfast
    15. A Love Of Your Own (Demo)
    16. Swingshift (Demo)
    17. The Devil In You
    18. Love's A Heartache
    19. Get It Up For Love (Demo)
    Ned Doheny
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    Houdini


    First Time On Vinyl Since 1993


    Mastered Directly From Original Analog Tapes


    Six Tracks Produced By Kurt Cobain


    Cover Art By Legendary Artist Frank Kozik


    Includes The Vinyl-only Bonus Track ''Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)'' Originally By The MC5


    Signed to Atlantic Records in the hubbub after Nirvana's Nevermind exploded, the Melvins' fifth album Houdini was a conscious attempt by the band to make a record that wouldn't alienate their fans but that the band members themselves would also enjoy. Their best-selling release by a country-mile, this album crested at number 29 on on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Houdini would be most folks introduction to the band and songs like ''Honeybucket'' received MTV airplay.


    LP Packaging: Single pocket gatefold sleeves, direct to board

    Manufacturer: United Record Pressing

    1. Hooch
    2. Night Goat
    3. Lizzy
    4. Going Blind
    5. Honey Bucket
    6. Hag Me
    7. Set Me Straight
    8. Sky Pup
    9. Joan of Arc
    10. Teet
    11. Copache
    12. Pearl Bomb
    12. Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
    Melvins
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  • Beak & Claw (Discontinued) (On Sale) Beak & Claw (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Beak & Claw (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Comes with a digital download card! Stranger things have happened, but rarely do they make such beautiful music. The three esses that comprise the enigmatically titled s / s / s are as follows: Sufjan Stevens, he of the Fifty States Project and various baroque folk-pop opuses; Serengeti, the wry-witted rapper known for in-depth on-record character studies; and Son Lux, silken-voiced singer, studio wizard and singular beatsmith. The project's roots reach back to 2009's Dark Was the Night compilation, where Stevens and Geti met over a Buck 65 remix of a song written by psych-folkie Castanets. Continuing in the spirit of (unlikely) collaboration, the pair passed beats and raps back and forth, eventually enlisting Son Lux to dream Beak and Claw into fruition.


    While this momentous EP comprises a mere four songs, each covers an immense stretch of sonic territory and emotional range. At six minutes, "Museum Day" may be the most adventurous and also the most satisfying, opening with a swath of AutoTuned heartache courtesy of Stevens, cresting with the darkly detailed raps of Geti, and closing in a hail of crashing cymbals, orchestral glitch and haunted coos from Son Lux. "Beyond Any Doubt" exchanges that taut splendor for deeper grooves whose farthest-out moments bring to mind Shabazz Palaces' cracked futurisms, albeit spiked with a falsetto'd pop hook. Fuzzy bass and industrial clang crash into lines about unrealized escapism and unpaid bills. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond lends "If This Is Real" its Andrews Sister-like chorus, an immaculate contrast to the aural chaos that eventually overtakes the song. Meanwhile, Doseone (Subtle, Themselves) lends a similar buoyancy to "Octomom," an electrospackled, mostly spoken piece that plays like a Laurie Anderson track for the reality television generation (also featuring jaw harp and harmonica by Ohio folk vet Hal Walker). Because of its subject matter, this final song goes a long way to illustrating Beak and Claw's strange magic and, ultimately, why s / s / s works at all. Geti's humor and humanity are matched by playfulness and poignancy every step of the way. In the end, sublime confluence prevails.

    1. Museum Day
    2. Beyond Any Doubt
    3. If This Is Real
    4. Octomom
    S / S / S
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    June Gloom

    Big Deal might have become synonymous with the structurally sparse yet emotionally stinging guitar pop as showcased on their critically acclaimed debut "Lights Out", but get ready for a dramatic expansion of sound with their latest album "June Gloom". The London based duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, aka Big Deal, are set to release the new album on Mute in Summer 2013.


    Last year's thunderous teaser 'teradactol' track, with its monstrous riffs and galloping drums was no red herring: on "June Gloom" Underwood and Costelloe flesh out their delicate, nocturnal tones with the help of a full band. Drums and bass take their sound to deeper, darker and more intoxicating heights, courtesy of producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding).


    As a result, the 11 other tracks here are an exploration of the newfound confidence of 'teradactol', with a refinement and bold directness in singing and songwriting. Here, you'll find a re-imagination of the golden age of alternative-rock; crunching grunge pop anthems sitting neatly alongside shimmering love songs aching with weariness and longing. If Big Deal's earlier tracks felt emotionally lacerating, this new body of work is noisy, boisterous, with a more than assured melodic hook.


    This evolution is made defiantly clear in the opener 'golden light', which deliberately wrongfoots the listener by opening with some sweetly strummed chords and interlocking vocals before building to a rousing climax. Similarly, 'dream machines' crests on a jagged undertow of pounding drums, and the sinister 'pillow' gradually opens up to become something vast, scorched and desolate. The pair infuse the volume with their own inimitable, off-kilter take on angst-ridden emotional terrain; on the aptly titled 'pristine', they sing, "darkness wash over me, I let it in, it let me be", while on the otherwise upbeat 'call and i'll come' Costelloe plaintively asks, "What if no one else compares/ what if no one else cares?".


    It all reaches a beautiful crescendo with the finale 'close your eyes', which explodes from an almost unbearably intimate confessional ("I won't ask why/ if it was love/ we let it die") into a coruscating maelstrom that is as indelibly affecting as it is thrilling. With "June Gloom", Big Deal have expanded their sonic palette for sure, but they have certainly lost none of their potency.

    1 golden light
    2 swapping spit
    3 in your car
    4 dream machines
    5 call and i'll come
    6 teradactol
    7 pristine
    8 pillow
    9 catch up
    10 little dipper
    11 pg
    12 close your eyes
    Big Deal
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  • Plays Double Bass Plays Double Bass Quick View

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    Plays Double Bass

    Gary Karr became an audiophile favorite largely as a result of the King Super Analogue recording of Albinoni's Adagio in G minor played by Gary Karr on solo bass with organ accompaniment. In 1959, Gary Karr made his first record entitled "Gary Karr Plays Double Bass" a collection of pieces from Eccles, Ravel, Bloch and others for Golden Crest Records. A few years later a second recording of Alec Wilder compositions for Bass and Piano and Bass and Guitar was also released on Golden Crest. On this outstanding second effort Gary Karr is accompanied by Bernie Leighton on piano and Fredrick Hand on guitar. After auditioning the master tapes we decided that these two wonderful recordings by a stellar bass musician needed to be reissued which is what we have done here by combining the recordings into a two disc set as part of the "Classic Records Presents " Series. Both titles were mastered and transferred by Bernie Grundman in Hollywood California from the original analog master tapes and cut on Classic Records' "All Tube" cutting system. If you are a Gary Karr fan then this is a must have release, If you are unfamiliar with "Mr. Bass" then these recording are a great place to start.
    Gary Karr
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    Beyond The Martyrs


    Gatefold Edition With Poster


    Filled with doom-tinged, traditional heavy metal, Argus' third album is sure to force metal heads everywhere to raise horn-crested fists to the sky. Beyond the Martyrs contains all of the hallmarks of their previous works - twin guitars, soaring vocals, and a driving rhythm section; it is heavy, melodic, epic, and brooding all at once. If you don't like this album, you don't like metal!

    1. By Endurance We Conquer
    2. No Peace Beyond the Line
    3. The Hands of Time Are Bleeding
    4. Trinity
    5. Four Candles Burning
    6. The Coward's Path
    7. Cast Out All Raging Spirits
    8. Beyond the Martyrs
    Argus
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