Vinyl. Our way of life since 2004 (877) 929-8729

VPI Dealer Authorized & Certified
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
LP12 - 12% Off Vinyl
Home > Products for: '

The National

'
Results per page:
  • Trouble Will Find Me Trouble Will Find Me Quick View

    $26.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Trouble Will Find Me

    Trouble Will Find Me, The National's highly anticipated sixth album will be released on May 21
    on 4AD. Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron
    (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar),
    and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf
    (drums). The band's previous 4AD release, High
    Violet (May 2010), was met with critical acclaim
    and impressive sales, debuting # 3 on the Billboard chart with 295k scanned to date.


    The National recruited quite a collection of guest musicians to appear on their new album, Trouble Will Find Me. In an interview with The Gothamist, The National's Bryan Devendorf revealed that Sufjan Stevens provided drum machine and synths and both St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Sharon Van Etten appear as guest vocalists.
    Other contributors include Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Doveman, and Nona Marie Invie from Dark Dark Dark. -- consequenceofsound.net

    1. I Should Live in Salt
    2. Demons
    3. Don't Swallow the Cap
    4. Fireproof
    5. Sea of Love
    6. Heavenfaced
    7. This is the Last Time
    8. Graceless
    9. Slipped
    10. I Need My Girl
    11. Humiliation
    12. Pink Rabbits
    13. Hard to Find
    The National
    $26.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sleep Well Beast (Pre-Order) (On Sale) Sleep Well Beast (Pre-Order) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $27.99 $23.79 Save $4.20 (15%)

    Buy Now
    x

    Sleep Well Beast (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    White Colored Vinyl

    The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album,Sleep Well Beast, to be released on 4AD.

    Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessnerwith additional production by Matt Berninger and BryceDessner. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recordedat Aaron Dessner's Hudson Valley, New York studio, LongPond.

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. Nobody Else Will Be There
    2. Day I Die
    3. Walk It Back
    4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
    5. Born to Beg
    6. Turtleneck


    LP 2
    1. Empire Line
    2. I'll Still Destroy You
    3. Guilty Party
    4. Carin at the Liquor Store
    5. Cark Side of the Gym
    6. Sleep Well Beast

    The National
    $27.99 $23.79 Save $4.20 (15%)
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Boxer Boxer Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Boxer

    The follow-up to 2005's Alligator is filled with lush arrangements and sees the band incorporating new instrumentation and expanded musical elements such as piano, trumpet, and more prominent background vocals.


    ...churning grooves and shambling new wave rips, turning up depressed guitar poetry that's both elegantly wasted and kinda murky

    1. Fake Empire
    2. Mistaken For Strangers

    3. Brainy
    4. Squalor Victoria
    5. Green Gloves
    6. Slow Show
    7. Apartment Story
    8. Start a War
    9. Guest Room
    10. Racing Like a Pro
    11. ADA
    12. Gospel
    The National
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Return To The Moon Return To The Moon Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Return To The Moon

    EL VY (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with 'hell pie') is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls.


    The album is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America's west coast. Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.

    1. Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)
    2. I'm The Man To Be
    3. Paul Is Alive
    4. Need A Friend
    5. Silent Ivy Hotel
    6. No Time To Crank The Sun
    7. It's A Game
    8. Sleepin' Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
    9. Sad Case
    10. Happiness, Missouri
    11. Careless
    El Vy
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Daydream Nation Daydream Nation Quick View

    $43.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Daydream Nation

    Ranked 329/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Original Double LP super remastered!


    Plus previously unreleased Eric's Trip bedroom demo


    Plus previously unreleased Daydream Nation LIVE action!


    Plus bonus tribute tracks


    Includes 14 page 12x12 booklet


    The Original Album (Released 10/88)

    LP 1
    1. Teen Age Riot
    2. Silver Rocket
    3. The Sprawl
    4. 'Cross The Breeze
    5. Eric's Trip
    6. Total Trash


    LP 2
    1. Hey Joni
    2. Providence
    3. Candle
    4. Rain King
    5. Kissability
    Trilogy:
    6. a) The Wonder
    7. b) Hyperstation
    8. c) Eliminator Jr.
    Live Daydream


    LP 3
    1. The Sprawl
    2. 'Cross The Breeze
    3. Hey Joni
    4. Silver Rocket
    5. Kissability
    6. Eric's Trip
    7. Candle
    8. The Wonder
    9. Hyperstation


    LP 4
    1. Eliminator Jr.
    2. Providence
    3. Teen Age Riot
    4. Rain King
    5. Totally Trashed
    6. Total Trash
    Cover Songs
    7. Within You Without You
    8. Touch Me I'm Sick
    9. Computer Age
    10. Electricity
    11. Eric's Trip (demo)

    Sonic Youth
    $43.99
    Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers

    The Nationals seminal first two releases are finally available on vinyl! Their sophomore album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, showcases the songwriting and raw emotive power of the quintet: brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner, brothers Bryan and Scott Devendorf and childhood friend Matt Berninger.


    At the outset of The Nationals second album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, you just know these boys got it bad. - Rolling Stone

    1. Cardinal Song
    2. Slipping Husband
    3. 90-Mile Water Wall
    4. It Never Happened
    5. Murder Me Rachael
    6. Thirsty
    7. Available
    8. Sugar Wife
    9. Trophy Wife
    10. Fashion Coat
    11. Patterns of Fairytales
    12. Lucky You
    The National
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • High Violet High Violet Quick View

    $26.99
    Buy Now
    x

    High Violet

    High Violet, the new full-length record by The National, is a nervy, melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that finds the band at the height of their collaborative powers. The music is wide-ranging in its moods, by turns intimate and rough, expansive and spare, full of atmosphere. Berninger's singing: wild, half-broken and sly evokes a feeling of being haunted, by love, paranoia and something just out of reach. High Violet may be The National's most thematically twisted record to date but it also manages to be their most infectious and immediate.
    1. Terrible Love
    2. Sorrow
    3. Anyone's Ghost
    4. Little Faith
    5. Afraid of Everyone
    6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
    7. Lemonworld
    8. Runaway
    9. Conversation 16
    10. England
    11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
    The National
    $26.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Alligator Alligator Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Alligator

    Their third critically acclaimed album released in April 2005 is now available on high quality 140 gram vinyl. Alligator has scanned over 20,000 units to date. This release coincides with their new album Boxer and a host of upcoming tour dates. A dark and worthy soundtrack to fading youth in the new millennium, this is one of the best albums you will hear this year - Relix. 'Alligator' finds them pushing the tempos and trying on bigger shoes without losing the stately sense of pacing and dour melody that made their first two albums so pleasing - Pitchfork.
    1. Secret Meeting
    2. Karen
    3. Lit Up
    4. Looking For Astronauts
    5. Daughters of the Soho Riots
    6. Baby, We'll Be Fine
    7. Friend of Mine
    8. Val Jester
    9. All the Wine
    10. Abel
    11. Geese of Beverly Road, The
    12. City Middle
    13. Mr. November
    The National
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Virginia EP The Virginia EP Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Virginia EP

    Now Available For The First Time on Colored Vinyl!


    These tracks originally released as a companion piece to the DVD package A Skin, A Night are now available for the first time on vinyl. The vinyl version of The Virginia EP will be on high quality 180 gram vinyl with a special black & yellow color splatter. There are 4 demos, a cover, live versions, a radio session and b-sides all from the Boxer era. The last three National albums have collectively scanned over 60K on vinyl alone.

    1. You've Done It Again Virginia
    2. Santa Clara
    3. Blank Slate
    4. Tall Saint (Demo)
    5. Without Permission
    6. Forever After Days (Demo)
    7. Rest Of Years (Demo)
    8. Slow Show (Demo)
    9. Lucky You (Daytrotter Session)
    10. Mansion On The Hill (Live)
    11. Fake Empire (Live)
    12. About Today (Live)
    The National
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nation Nation Quick View

    $42.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Nation

    Nation is the eighth studio album by the Brazilian metal band Sepultura, released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records. Nation features guest appearances from artists such as Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Ill Nino singer Cristian Machado, Bile frontman Krztoff and Apocalyptica.
    Sepulnation
    Revolt
    Border Wars
    One Man Army
    Vox Populi
    The Ways Of Faith
    Uma Cura
    Who Must Die?
    Saga
    Tribe To A Nation
    Politricks
    Human Cause
    Reject
    Water
    Valtio
    Sepultura
    $42.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Cherry Tree Cherry Tree Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Cherry Tree

    The National's sophomore album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003), found the band emerging onto a larger stage. Uncut called it a genuine treasure and named it an album of the year; it was hailed by Rolling Stone and the inde media; and Magnet, La Liberation (Paris) and the Chicago Tribune all tapped it for their year-end lists.


    In France, the band had become such a sensation that renowned DJ Bernard Lenoir invited them to perform on his Black Sessions, following U.S. buzz bands like The Rapture and Interpol. A track from that session, Murder Me Rachael occupies the warm-blooded heart of Cherry Tree, a 7-song collection that delves the depths and brought their tension-wire rock to new heights.


    Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, Cherry Tree was an EP, a mini-LP, or a bridge to the future. It features five new songs and two bonus tracks, including one of those aforementioned live performances from France inter radio and a trans-oceanic duet between the National's singer Matt Berninger and Clogs' Padma Newsome.


    Vinyl edition includes download card and a third National poster which completes the triptych started on the first two vinyl National releases, the self-titled release and Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers.

    1. Wasp Nest

    2. All the Wine
    3. All Dolled-Up in Straps
    4. Cherry Tree
    5. About Today
    6. Murder Me Rachael (Live)
    7. Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind
    The National
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Parklife (Special Edition) Parklife (Special Edition) Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Parklife (Special Edition)

    To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of their debut release, Blur's breakthrough 1994 album Parklife has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, Arcade Fire, New Order, Joy Division), with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street. Expanded across two discs, the LP format of the Parklife remaster is cut on heavyweight 180g audiophile vinyl and is housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork.


    British pop's defining record of the 1990s, Parklife became part of the national consciousness, English vocabulary and was the first of five consecutive #1 albums for Blur. The album continued the lyrical themes of its predecessor, but stylistically reaching further afield featuring torch song balladry, instrumental waltzes, disco and angular new wave. Parklife garnered Blur two top ten singles, four Brit Awards and classic album status

    LP1
    1. Girls and Boys
    2. Tracy Jacks
    3. End of a Century
    4. Parklife
    5. Bank Holiday
    6. Bad Head
    7. The Debt Collector
    8. Far Out


    LP2
    1. To the End
    2. London Loves
    3. Trouble in the Message Centre
    4. Clover Over Dover
    5. Magic America
    6. Jubilee
    7. This Is a Low
    8. Lot 105

    Blur
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The National The National Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The National

    The Nationals seminal first two releases are finally available on vinyl! Having played few live shows before recording this first self-titled release, this was the album that brought early attention to the Ohio-Brooklyn transplants. This dazzling debut should be the portent of good things to come. - Billboard
    1. Beautiful Head
    2. Cold Girl Fever
    3. The Perfect Song
    4. American Mary
    5. Son
    6. Pay For Me
    7. Bitters & Absolut
    8. Johns Star
    9. Watching You Well
    10. Theory Of The Crows
    11. 29 Years
    12. Anna Freud
    The National
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
  • Seven Nation Army / Good To Me Seven Nation Army / Good To Me Quick View

    $6.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Seven Nation Army / Good To Me

    One of four black vinyl pressings of The White Stripes' biggest Elephant-era hits, audio remastered and artwork tidied up. This single also features the non-album b-side ''Good to Me,'' a cover by Brendan Benson and Jason Falkner. Housed in ''soft touch aqueous coating'' sleeves (yes, really), these are the best feeling 7''s that are missing from your collection and they feel like a cross between rubber and lambskin. It's nice.


    ''Seven Nation Army'' b/w ''Good To Me'' (written by Brendan Benson and Jason Falkner, originally released on Benson's 2002 album Lapulco.)

    A Seven Nation Army
    B Good To Me
    The White Stripes
    $6.99
    7 Vinyl Single Buy Now
  • Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation (Awaiting Repress) Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation (Awaiting Repress)

    Colored Vinyl


    A bastard child born of the mid 90s punk/metal/hardcore movement, Darkest Hour combines the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal. In a decade-without-a-name, Darkest Hour defined the entire new wave of American metal sound and gave the metal and hardcore/punk world a revitalization it surely needed. This new style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 80s with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.


    2003's Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation, their third full-length overall, saw Darkest Hour working in Sweden with producer extraordinaire Fredrick Nordstrom. The politically charged 10-song set would make the band a household name as one of the hottest metal/punk bands in the underground. As a result, the band was asked to participate in 2004's Ozzfest alongside legendary bands like Slayer, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slipknot and many other metal heavy weights. Colored 2LP pressing from Victory Records with MP3 digital download.

    LP1
    1. The Sadist Nation
    2. Pay Phones And Pills
    3. Oklahoma Video
    4. Marching To The Killing Rhythm
    5. The Misinformation Age
    6. Seven Day Lie


    LP2
    1. Accessible Losses
    2. The Patriot Virus
    3. Veritas, Aequitas
    4. For The Soul Of The Savior

    Darkest Hour
    $22.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Build A Nation (On Sale) Build A Nation (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $35.99 $28.43 Save $7.56 (21%)

    Buy Now
    x

    Build A Nation (On Sale)

    Give Thanks and Praises
    Jah People Make the World Go Round
    Pure Love
    Natty Dreadlocks 'pon The Mountain Top
    Build A Nation
    Expand Your Soul
    Jah Love
    Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
    Universal Peace
    Roll On
    Until Kingdom Comes
    In The Beginning
    Send You No Flowers
    Peace Be Unto Thee
    Married Again
    Bad Brains
    $35.99 $28.43 Save $7.56 (21%)
    7 Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • All The Nations Airports All The Nations Airports Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    All The Nations Airports

    Colored Vinyl!


    Merge Records Reissue Remastered by Bob Weston!


    Merge is proud to reissue All the Nations Airports and White Trash Heroes, the final two albums from Archers of Loaf. Both albums have been remastered by Bob Weston and feature re-imagined cover art, new liner notes and copious bonus material. Each album is presented on colored vinyl.


    With All the Nations Airports, originally released in 1996, Archers of Loaf were uncompromising in their efforts to push themselves in new directions. They delivered an album that included some of the more simple indie pop songs that had made them famous as well as four instrumental tracks, layered tape loops and even a solo piano song, but the song structures became much more complex. These songs provided a wide range of color and emotion but somehow none of the songs seemed out of place on the album.


    In Stephen Thompson's liner notes for the All The Nations Airports reissue, he says, "It's music that exists because it must, with all the bile, beauty, and bluster of youth and all the disaffected paranoia of a perpetually worried mind. The album might not have fulfilled Archers of Loaf's commercial potential at the time, but that makes an awful lot of sense. The band tended to craft its greatest art when it saw fit to scribble in the margins."


    LPs are limited edition and pressed on colored vinyl housed in gatefold jacket with printed Euro sleeve.


    Liner notes by Stephen Thompson, art by Ian Dingman.


     

    1. Strangled by the Stereo Wire
    2. All the Nations Airports
    3. Scenic Pastures
    4. Worst Defense
    5. Attack of the Killer Bees
    6. Rental Sting
    7. Assassination on X-mas Eve
    8. Chumming the Ocean
    9. Vocal Shrapnel
    10. Bones of Her Hands
    11. Bumpo
    12. Form and File
    13. Acromegaly
    14. Distance Comes in Droves
    15. Bombs Away
    Archers Of Loaf
    $19.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • National Lampoon's Animal House Soundtrack National Lampoon's Animal House Soundtrack Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    National Lampoon's Animal House Soundtrack

    No toga party would be complete without this classic soundtrack from one of the most popular comedies of all time,
    National Lampoon's Animal House, the 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The soundtrack is a
    mix of rock and roll and rhythm and blues with the original score created by film composer Elmer Bernstein. Universal will
    be reissuing this classic back on vinyl in over 10 years.
    1. Faber College Theme
    2. Louie, Louie
    3. Twistin' The Night Away
    4. Tossin' and Turnin'
    5. Shama Lama Ding Dong
    6. Hey Paula
    7. Animal House
    8. Intro
    9. Money (That's What I Want)
    10. Let's Dance
    11. Dream Girl
    12. (What a) Wonderful World
    13. Shout!
    Various Artists
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
  • Our Nation Our Nation Quick View

    $17.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Our Nation

    Our Nation, the second album from Shine 2009 is a brightly colored affair that expands on their signature brand of stylish pop. Set squarely in the band's native country of Finland, the lyrics poke at its national culture with wit and reverence. While Our Nation is more organic than previous material, it distinctly maintains their sense of flair and finesse.
    1. Eurozone
    2. Older
    3. No Thanks
    4. Good Times
    5. Love, Love, Love
    6. Running Around
    7. Suomen Sydan
    8. Me & U
    9. Our Nation
    Shine 2009
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Beasts Of No Nation Beasts Of No Nation Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Beasts Of No Nation

    Beasts Of No Nation, originally released in 1989, was an indictment of the corruption and repression in post-colonial Africa. The album, whose single track took up both sides of the vinyl LP, addressed a variety of targets, each of them, said Fela, guilty of enslaving Africans: the Nigerian regime, the South African apartheid regime of P.W. Botha, Britain's Margaret Thatcher, America's Ronald Reagan, and the ineffectual United Nations. In addition to being vilified in the lyrics, Botha, Thatcher and Reagan are among the political leaders portrayed as beasts and devils on the front sleeve
    1. Beasts of No Nation (part 1)
    2. Beasts of No Nation (part 2)
    Fela Kuti
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Build A Nation Build A Nation Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Build A Nation

    First Time On Vinyl In 10 Years


    For Each Unit Shipped A Donation Will Be Made To The Jed Foundation, Who Protect The Emotional Health And Prevent Suicide For Our Nation's Teens And Young Adults


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Mention the name Bad Brains to any music fan today and you will get a jaw-dropping response! Considered by some to be the holy grail' of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and the The Clash. The Bad Brains iconic legacy brought a new dimension to music by melding punk and reggae into a innovative style that has yet-to-be copied. And with this new studio album, Bad Brains essentially returns to their core wit a raw analog-driven chaos produced by MCA (aka Adam Yauch) of the Beastie Boys.Build a Nation has clearly brought out the best in the band.


    All original members, Dr. Know, Darryl Jennifer H.R. and Earl Hudson, deliver an explosive arsenal of riffage and bad ass bag of voices. Producer MCA recorded the album at the Beastie Boys' Oscilloscope studio in NYC. It is the first studio album released by the Oscilloscope laboratories, outside of Beastie Boys' albums. Sometimes reactionary, sometimes volatile, Bad Brains simply define the American punk experience.

    1. Give Thanks and Praises
    2. Jah People Make the World Go Round
    3. Pure Love
    4. Natty Dreadlocks Pon the Mountain Top
    5. Build a Nation
    6. Expand Your Soul
    7. Jah Love
    8. Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
    9. Universal Peace
    10. Roll On
    11. Until Kingdom Comes
    12. In the Beginning
    13. Send You No More Flowers
    14. Peace Be Unto Thee
    Bad Brains
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • While A Nation Sleeps While A Nation Sleeps Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    While A Nation Sleeps

    It's been almost three years since post-hardcore act BoySetsFire first announced they got back together, and now the reinvigorated outfit are ready to unfurl their first reunion LP. Titled While a Nation Sleeps, it drops June 11 via Bridge 9.


    A press release notes that the 13-song set, which follows 2006's The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years, was recorded earlier this year at Newark, DE's Signal 2 Noise Studio, and it apparently features the band's heaviest, most aggressive and scathing material to date - as well as some of their most melodic.


    Our new record is maybe more punk, maybe faster than our other records but it's still a BoySetsFire record, guitarist Joshua Latshaw said in a statement. It's emotional post-hardcore with elements of metal, punk and melody. We can't wait for you to hear it!


    The current lineup reunites Latshaw with founding vocalist Nathan Gray and fellow six-stringer Chad Istvan. Bass duties on the LP were shared between old member Robert Ehrenbrand and the band's good friend Chris Rakus, while drummer Dan Pelic is new to the fold.

    1. Until Nothing Remains
    2. Closure
    3. Heads Will Roll
    4. Phone Call (4 a.m.)
    5. Everything Went Black
    6. Save Yourself
    7. Reason to Believe
    8. Far from Over
    9. Let It Bleed
    10. Never Said
    11. Wolves of Babylon
    12. Altar of God
    13. Prey
    BoySetsFire
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

    Ranked 78/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    25th Anniversary


    I hated that record, said Public Enemy's Chuck D. Believe it or not, he's referring to Bring the Noise, the frenetic first track of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the group's 1988 agit-rap masterpiece and breakthrough album. Public Enemy had recorded the song in October 1987 for the soundtrack of the forgettable Less Than Zero. When Chuck (a.k.a. Carlton Ridenhour) first heard the final version, he said, I practically threw it out the window.


    He changed his mind later that year when Public Enemy were on tour in England. I kept hearing people ask, 'What's this record you've got out? People are going crazy over it,' he remembered. I was like 'OK, pull that acetate out, and let's play it [in concert].' People went berserk.


    Bring the Noise, along with Rebel Without a Pause and Don't Believe the Hype - all conceived in 1987 at the group's Hempstead, Long Island, studio, Spectrum City - would become the foundation of It Takes a Nation of Millions, an album that's loud, obnoxious, funky, avant-garde, political, uncompromising and hilarious all at once. Chuck may have been disgruntled over Bring the Noise, but he always liked Rebel Without a Pause, the track that introduced Public Enemy's trademark sirenlike horn squeals. Hank Shocklee of PE's production team, the Bomb Squad, says that Rebel started out as a response to Eric B. and Rakim's I Know You Got Soul. We were going for something that had the same feel but with more aggression, Shocklee said. Because we were angry.


    For Rebel, PE coupled piercing squeals (a snippet from the J.B.'s' The Grunt played backward) with James Brown's Funky Drummer (Because that song was my milk, said Shocklee). Then it fell on Chuck to write the lyrics. I remember locking myself in the house for 24 hours, Chuck said. He emerged with verses that emulated Rakim's off-the-rhythm flow but stayed true to his own booming-baritone persona (Soul, rock & roll, comin' like a rhino); Chuck also dropped the name of black activist Joanne Chesimard, hinting at the political direction that his rhymes would soon take.


    Don't Believe the Hype, recorded just before Bring the Noise, was Chuck's first foray into full-fledged polemics, in this case against the media. The lyrics were inspired by a slight against Chuck by New York-area radio DJ Mr. Magic. PE had serious doubts about that song, too. We thought 'Hype' was just garbage, said Shocklee. Again, they saw the response the song got when DMC (of the group Run-DMC) blasted the track out of his Bronco in Harlem on a Saturday night. The whole block was grooving to it, says Shocklee.


    In January 1988, it all fit together. You had the combination of the noise from 'Rebel,' says Chuck, the tempo of 'Bring the Noise' and the subject matter of 'Don't Believe the Hype.' It set off Takes a Nation pretty nice.


    - Rolling Stone

    LP 1
    1. Countdown To Armageddon
    2. Bring The Noise
    3. Don't Believe The Hype
    4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor
    5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
    6. Mind Terrorist
    7. Louder Than A Bomb
    8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?


    LP 2
    1. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
    2. She Watch Channel Zero?!
    3. Night Of The Living Baseheads
    4. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
    5. Security Of The First World
    6. Rebel Without A Pause
    7. Prophets Of Rage
    8. Party For Your Right To Fight

    Public Enemy
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • United Nations United Nations Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    United Nations

    Originally released in 2008, United Nations' eponymous debut
    album was destined for commercial controversy from the
    moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its
    release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the
    enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of Thursday,
    Glassjaw, and Converge. When the album finally dropped, its
    lawsuit-baiting artwork - essentially the originally cover of The
    Beatles' Abbey Road album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in
    flames - immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain
    (rhymes with Not Tropic) to destroy all of the several thousands
    of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then
    recalled, destroyed, and repackaged with artwork presumably
    less offensive to Sir Paul and Co. The vinyl has been out of print
    ever since, and that original artwork has become more myth
    than material.


    United Nations has been remastered for this special deluxe vinyl
    edition, and includes an infinite bonus track. The original
    banned artwork has been restored to its litigious glory, now
    expanded to include the previously unreleased panels to
    complete the original triptych - all printed on a massive 12x36
    full-color foldout poster. Not content to merely flirt with fire, we
    have housed this infamous, inflammatory artwork inside a
    custom embossed, numbered old-style gatefold jacket that is
    curiously reminiscent of the original Beatles' White Album
    jacket.


    Each album is stamped with a sequential number, in a limited
    edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued.
    Again.

    1. The Spinning Heart Of The Yo-Yo Lobby
    2. Resolution 9
    3. No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship
    4. The Shape Of Punk That Never Came
    5. My Cold War
    6. Model UN
    7. Filmed In Front Of A Live Studio Audience
    8. Revolutions In Graphic Design
    9. I Kept Living The Same Day
    10. Subliminal Testing
    11. Say Goodbye To General Figment Of The USS Imagination
    United Nations
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go to top