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Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory40TH ANNIVERSARY OF TRAFFIC'S SHOOT OUT AT THE FANTASY FACTORY!!!
Mastered impeccably from the original Island Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts
that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1973, the legendary founding members Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and percussionist Rebop Kwaku
Baah went back to the recording studio after releasing their 1971 smash The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (FRM-9180)
and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking prog masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of these English superstars. Whether
standout tracks from the pens of Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi like their rockin' opener Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
or the prog-rock jam classics Roll Right Stones and (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired, or Chris Wood's stunning Tragic Magic,
the Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important
albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.
Filled with the piano driven melodies, hard rocking guitar and vocals of the legendary Steve Winwood, the explosive
sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late Jim Capaldi, the percussion beat from
the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, and help from Memphis session greats Roger Hawkins and David Hood, the Shoot Out at the
Fantasy Factory album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career. No matter what track is
your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.
It is now with much anticipation and honor to continue the Traffic/ Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with
our fifth installment with their monumental rock classic Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray,
Traffic's Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album is truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year.
To make this an even more enjoyable 40th Anniversary limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also
including the very rare die-cut cover to go along with this first time 180 Gram Audiophile release!
Look to the Friday Music label for more Traffic masterpieces on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future.
Welcome back Traffic with their amazing top five masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory on pristine 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl a true rock classic only from your friends at Friday Music.Side One
1. Shoot Out at the Fantasy
2. Roll Right Stones
1. Evening Blue
2. Tragic Magic
3. (Sometimes I Feel So)
Uninspired$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys40th Anniversary!
Mastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic was one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1972, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash outing with John Barleycorn Must Die and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking classic The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Along with new members Jim Gordon (Derek & The Dominoes), Rick Gretch (Blind Faith) and Rebop Kwaku Baah, Traffic was back and on a roll artistically unlike many other important acts of the classic rock era.
Known for more than its amazingly cube shaped album cover, the multi-faceted music inside was a non-stop enjoyment of sounds never heard or recorded since. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Jim Capaldi like the hard rocking Light Up Or Leave Me Alone or the powerful balladry of ancient sounds with the Winwood/Capaldi classic Rainmaker, this brilliant album will most certainly be known forever for its classic title track, the massive twelve minute plus epic, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Filled with explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood, the piano driven and vocal delivery of master musician legend Stevie Winwood and the percussive vibrations of the late great Jim Capaldi, Jim Gordon and the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, the song was destined to become a huge success.
Friday Music presents the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series as we begin with our first installment with their monumental classic of the ages The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year. To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also going back to the original Tony Wright designed cube shaped die-cut album cover, for the first time in North America since its 1972 release!1. Hidden Treasure
2. The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
3. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone
4. Rock n Roll Stew
5. Many A Mile To Freedom
6. Rainmaker$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)Gold Colored Vinyl
Various Artists with Original Motion Picture Score by Cliff Martinez. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (''Nightcall''), The Chromatics (''Tick of the Clock''), Desire (''Under Your Spell''), College featuring Electric Youth (''A Real Hero''), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (''Oh My Love''). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.
The Drive soundtrack raced to the top of the iTunes album charts, hitting No. 4 within a week of its digital release and peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200. The soundtrack re-entered the charts in February 2012 when the film was released on DVD.
''One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,'' said Martinez. ''That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack... the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.''
This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.
Martinez has since received compositional credit on many of Steven Soderbergh's projects including Kafka, The Limey, Solaris, Gray's Anatomy, Schizopolis, Traffic (which earned four Oscars and earned Martinez a Grammy nomination), and the upcoming film Contagion. He also composed the music for Espion(s) and A L'Origine, two French films released in 2009 - the latter earned a Cesar Award nomination for best original score. His other credits include Pump Up The Volume, Wicker Park, Wonderland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.LP1
1. Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
2. Under Your Spell - Desire
3. A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
4. Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
5. Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
6. Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez
7. I Drive - Cliff Martinez
8. He Had a Good Time - Cliff Martinez
9. They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
10. Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez
1. Where's The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
2. See You in Four - Cliff Martinez
3. After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
4. Hammer - Cliff Martinez
5. Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
6. Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
7. My Name on a Car - Cliff Martinez
8. On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
9. Bride of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Mr. FantasyHeaven In Your Mind
House For Everyone
No Face, No Name, No Number
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hope I Never Find Me There
Giving To You
Hole In My Shoe
Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TrafficMastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time. In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash debut with Dear Mr. Fantasy and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking self-titled classic Traffic.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of this LP offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like the classic rock smash anthem Feelin' Alright? or the prog-rock masterpiece Winwood and Capaldi's classic Forty Thousand Headmen, the Traffic album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of the classic rock era.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Traffic album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' ten tracks that make up this masterwork. How about the smash sounds of Pearly Queen or another Winwood and Capaldi classic Means To An End, plus more Dave Mason treasures like You Can All Join In or Don't Be Sad. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.
Friday Music continues with their second installment in the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the monumental rock classic Traffic. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Traffic is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of 2012.
Friday is also including a very rare gatefold cover, which includes the original gatefold photo of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, for the first time in North America since its 1968 release!1. You Can All Join In
2. Pearly Queen
3. Don't Be Sad
4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
5. Feelin' Alright?
6. Vagabond Virgin
7. Forty Thousand Headmen
8. Cryin' To Be Heard
9. No Time To Live
10. Means To An End$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Last ExitLimited 45th Anniversary Edition on 180 Gram Vinyl with Rare Gatefold Cover and Original UK Photos of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi
Mastered by Joe Reagoso from Original Island Records Tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood went back to the recording studio after releasing two smash albums with Dear Mr. Fantasy and Traffic and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking third LP Last Exit.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Last Exit offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like his classic rock opener Just For You or the prog-rock Winwood and Capaldi's classic Withering Tree, the Last Exit album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Last Exit album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' seven tracks that make up this masterwork how about the smash sounds of Shanghai Noodle Factory or another Traffic classic Medicated Goo, plus more Windwood/Capaldi/Mason collaborations like Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe In addition to all of these brilliant tracks, there are two lengthy live performances captured at the Fillmore West with the jam vibes of Feelin' Good or the Bobby Blue" Bland belter Blind Man. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.1. Just For You
2. Shanghai Noodle Factory
3. Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe
4. Withering Tree
5. Medicated Goo
6. Feelin' Good (from the musical production "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd")
7. Blind Man$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
When The Eagle FliesFirst-time release on 180 gram vinyl with gatefold cover
In 1974, Traffic (Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi & Chris Wood)continued their winning streak with their final seventies studio classic When The Eagle Flies. Whether standout tracks like the rocking opener Something New or the jam infused classic Dream Gerrard, this brilliant LP will most certainly be known forever for its classic hit track Walking In The Wind. Filled with explosive sax, percussive drums & the piano/guitar/vocals of Stevie Winwood, When The Eagle Flies was destined to become a commercial success for the legendary Traffic.1. Something New
2. Dream Gerrard
3. Graveyard People
4. Walking In The Wind
5. Memories Of A Rock 'N' Rolla
7. When The Eagle Flies$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Heaven Is In Your MindTraffic was one of the most original and influential British groups of the 1960s, gathering a diverse set of individual talents in vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood, singer/guitarist Dave Mason, drummer Jim Capaldi and reeds player Chris Wood. The foursomes expansive talents and formidable creative chemistry allowed the musicians to integrate an array of folk, jazz, pop and R&B elements, infusing their eclectic stylistic mix with a playfully psychedelic spirit that perfectly captured the experimental sensibility of the times.
Traffics historic 1967 debut LP (produced by noted studio vet Jimmy Miller) was released in the U.K. as Mr. Fantasy, but initially reached U.S. shores in altered form as Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy. The American edition featured an altered track listing and new cover art with Winwood, Capaldi and Wood but not Mason, who had quit the band prior to the albums release.
The U.S. LP added the British singles Paper Sun, Hole in My Shoe and Smiling Phases to the albums running order, along with a short snippet of the U.K. single Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush as a recurring motif between tracks. The American edition also tacked on the short closing track Were a Fade, You Missed This, which is actually the fadeout of an alternate version of Paper Sun. The American LPs title was quickly amended to Mr. Fantasy, and it was under that name that most stateside fans came to know the album, with the original U.S. edition becoming something of a rarity.
In any form, and under any title, Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy ranks as one of the most audacious and inventive rock albums of its time. Such catchy tunes as Paper Sun, Hole in My Shoe and Heaven Is in Your Mind combine stylistic adventurousness with effortless melodic appeal, while more introspective numbers like Dear Mr. Fantasy and Coloured Rain capture early stirrings of prog-rock and jazz-fusion.
Sundazeds new vinyl edition of this seminal vintage disc completely restores the albums rare original U.S. cover art. The LP also features the albums incredibly rare mono mix, which differs substantially from the albums more familiar stereo mix. Pressed on pristine high-definition vinyl, Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy now looks and sounds better than ever.1. Paper Sun
3. Coloured Rain
4. Hole in My Shoe
5. No Face, No Name and No Number
6. Heaven Is in Your Mind
7. House for Everyone
8. Berkshire Poppies
9. Giving to You
10. Smiling Phases
11. Dear Mr. Fantasy
12. We're a Fade, You Missed This$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Produced by Beck
Coming off a triumphant year of Pavement reunion shows, Stephen Malkmus has returned to the studio with Beck producing to record his fifth solo album, Mirror Traffic. Early press reactions are already calling this gorgeous, crystalline production the album weve been waiting 10 years for him to make, and it certainly contains the most heartfelt and indelible songs hes written in years. Gone are the long guitar workouts and jams that marked the last couple of Jicks albums, replaced by incredibly
catchy and endearing pop songs.
Recorded in Becks studio over a period of two years, the 15-track album ranges from hard-rocking political commentary (Senator), to touching, winsome folk (No One Is), to astonishingly virtuosic but melancholy and contrite kiwi pop (Stick Figures In Love). The sonics are stunningly clear and impactful, while the lyrics are as inventive as ever but more meaningful than they have been since Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.1. Tigers
2. No One Is (As I Are Be)
4. Brain Gallop
6. Asking Price
7. Stick Figures In Love
9. Long Hard Book
10. Share The Red
11. Tune Grief
12. Forever 28
13. All Over Gently
14. Fall Away
15. Gorgeous Georgie$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Traffic From Paradise200-gram super silent pressing from Quality Record Pressings!
Never before released as a vinyl LP in the U.S.
From the moment she first appeared in front of us on Saturday Night Live in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has challenged her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the stayed and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. Neither punk nor pop, she tottered on a thread of her own device, jazz - the old musical kind, and R&B - the Motown thread that permeates her work.
Her self-titled debut album, released by Warner Bros. in March 1979, had an immediate and profound impact in the music world and the culture at large ultimately becoming a multi-million selling hit. Jones secured five Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist, which she won at the January 1980 ceremony. She won a second Grammy in 1989 for Best Jazz Performance for her duet with long time pal Dr. John on Making Whoopee.
Traffic from Paradise, released in 1993, features contributions from Leo Kottke, David Hildago and Jim Keltner among others. Now it's being reissued by Analogue Productions as an LP in the U.S. for the first time in its history.1. Pink Flamingos
2. Alter Boy
3. Stewart's Coat
4. Beat Angels
6. Rebel Rebel
7. Jolie Jolie
8. Running from Mercy
9. A Stranger's Car
10. The Albatross$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blood // Sugar // Secs // TrafficHey, what's this? Well that, my friend, is the newest album from The
Gotobeds, entitled Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. It's their second
full-length LP and their first for Sub Pop. Whoa, whoa, please slow down.
I'm already completely lost. What you just said sounded like a stream of
complete gibberish. Okay, I'll lay it out for you and if you have any
questions could you yell them at me? SOUNDS GOOD. The Gotobeds
formed vaguely around 2009 in Pittsburgh and play a mutant strain of rock
music that is often filed under punk, indie rock, or 99-cent discount bin.
WAIT, THE GOTOBEDS? I HEARD THEY WERE KNUCKLEHEADS! Only if
the knuckle is the part of the human body that contains the brains. Much
like their previous releases on underground stalwart labels like Mind Cure
and 12XU, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation
into a dying art form. It's a harder feat than you'd think.
And sure, their live shows have often been compared to an all night party
where I feared for my life and the lives of everybody in the five block
radius, and their recorded output is akin to the sonic manifestos of four
men deprived of human love and raised on beer and Swell Maps, Mission
of Burma, and old Fall records. But what you get with The Gotobeds,
delivered in spades on this album, is smart, noisy rock with just the right
amount of stupid.
FAIR ENOUGH. SO HOW'D THIS GET MADE? It was recorded in bursts
over several months of 2015 in their friend My War Matt's basement in
Pittsburgh. Unlike previously, the songs were conceived and recorded in
blocks, which resulted in a more experimental feel. But this is no chin
stroking curate's egg. You like loud, double guitar leads? OF COURSE I DO.
WHO DOESN'T? You're in luck, because this album is carpeted with em,
thanks to Eli Kasan and TFP. On a song like 'Bodies,' it sounds as if
you've walked into the biggest Guitar Center, but, you know, not terrible.
Keeping it all locked down is the rhythm section of drummer, Cary Belback
and bassist, Gavin Jensen. They allow the downright prettiness of a song
like Red Alphabet to shine, and the lyrics on the anti-sexism thrash of
Crisis Time to punch through.
THIS ALL SOUNDS WONDERFUL, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED
TO CARE ABOUT? Eh, probably not. Except that Tim Midyett (Silkworm,
Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile) and some bum (Protomartyr) are featured as
guest vocalists on Rope and Why'd You, respectively. Also, I'd be remiss
to not mention the fact that the band's live show is a testament to the
cathartic nature of speed, skill, repetition, noise, and red stage lights. If
you don't believe me, ask the bands they have played with, like Total
Control, Tyvek, or The Replacements. Also, they rep Pittsburgh harder than
anyone possibly could and come off better for it...which is saying
I THINK I UNDERSTAND. BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC IS THE
GREATEST ALBUM SINCE THE LAST GOTOBEDS RECORD? Yes. Now
please stop yelling. -Joe Casey, Protomartyr1. Real Maths/Too Much
3. Brass Not Rash
5. Why'd You
6. Red Alphabet
7. Cold Gold (LA's Alright)
8. Crises Time
10. Glass House
11. Amazing Supermarkets$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
$18.99 $15.00 Save $3.99 (21%)
Territory (On Sale)Territory is the follow up to the Charlottetown band's Polaris Prize nominated and internationally acclaimed sophomore album, Little Jabs. Once again produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop gems for the heart and head. The album also finds Two Hours Traffic discovering the shadows at the side of the road. Right from the get go this becomes apparent as the gold into lead alchemy of the rousing opener Noisemaker kicks in and by the time the title track tells its tale of disillusionment and betrayal you know you are settling in for a drive to the darker side. Indeed, songs such as Weightless One, Drop Alcohol, Wicked Side, and Lost Boys all explore the approaching dusk but just like the more hopeful tracks on the album (Happiness Burns, Sing A Little Hymn) they all lock into the close your eyes, sing along choruses and instantly memorable lyrics that have put Two Hours Traffic on the melodic map.
Initially conceived as a two-piece, lead singer Liam Corcoran and guitarist Alec O'Hanley recruited bassist Andrew MacDonald and drummer Derek Ellis while attending university in their hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. After releasing their April Storm EP in 2003 a friendship was struck up with Halifax hero Joel Plaskett who offered to produce the band's first proper album. They've been working together ever since. While their eponymous debut and their follow up Isolator EP were received warmly by critics, it wasn't until 2007's breakthrough Little Jabs that the world really took notice. Appearing on dozens of year-end best of lists, Little Jabs also garnered an ECMA for Best Pop Recording and was a finalist for the coveted Polaris Music Prize.1. Noisemaker
2. Wicked Side
4. Weightless One
5. Painted Halo
6. Just Listen
7. Drop Alcohol
8. Monster Closet
9. Lost Boys
10. Happiness Burns
11. Sing a Little Hymn
12. Heroes of the Sidewalk
15. Backstreet Sweetheart$18.99 $15.00 Save $3.99 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Criminal MindedIn listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to
stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie
Down Productions' undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded.
Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine
the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which
features the songs "South Bronx," "Criminal Minded" and "The Bridge is
Over," captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies
hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One's aggressive yet intelligent
lyricism backed by Scott La Rock's hard-hitting, stripped-down beats.
A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine,
The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all
time. Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to
present Criminal Minded, presented inn a double-LP pressing.LP 1
2. South Bronx
3. 9mm Goes Bang
4. Word From Our Sponsor
1. Dope Beat
2. Remix For P Is Free
3. The Bridge Is Over
5. Criminal Minded$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Criminal Minded 7 Box SetTraffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present one of the most influential and
original albums in music history: Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions in a never before released form. One of the most legendary releases in the history of music is now available as a unique and collectable 7" box set. The entire original album is included across five 45s, housed in a durable box lined with two versions of the B-Boy Records logo. Each 45 is enclosed in a mini replica of the B-Boy 12" jacket.
A true classic, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th
century. KRS-ONE's combination of street slang and Webster's dictionary knowledge backed by Scott La
Rock's hard hitting, minimal beats helped set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. With this now-classic debut album, BDP's hardcore stylings helped to redefine the New York rap music scene. Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousness-raising medium. Since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most
prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.
This deluxe 7 inch box set is a new chapter in the storied history of one of recorded music's genuine
treasures, Criminal Minded.Record 1:
Side A: Poetry
Side B: South Bronx
Side A: 9mm Goes Bang
Side B: Word From Our Sponsor
Side A: Elementary
Side B: Dope Beat
Side A: Remix For P Is Free
Side B: The Bridge Is Over
Side A: Super-hoe
Side B: Criminal Minded$49.997 Vinyl Single Box Set - 5 Singles Sealed Buy Now
TRAF-TRA-0217xDel The Funky Homosapien
I Wish My Brother George Were HereIn the early 90s hip hop took a turn and gangsta-style rap dominated, making waves off
the West Coast that rattled throughout the world. The East Coast's dominance was
descending despite the success and positivity of Native Tongues acts like De La Soul
and A Tribe Called Quest, who favored thought-provoking humor and cleverness over
gangsta rap's grittiness and grim outlook. It was in this landscape that Oakland, CA's
Del The Funky Homosapien emerged in 1991, with his debut release
I Wish My Brother George Was Here.
Cribbing equally from the East Coast's irreverence and wit, and the West Coast's
P-Funk inspired production, (the album was produced by Del's cousin Ice Cube) Del's
debut has rightly been heralded as a benchmark album for underground hip hop. I Wish My Brother George Was Here not only produced the underground classics Dr. Bombay and Mistadobalina (#9 on the 1992 Hot Rap Tracks Charts), but also set the scene for the success of the other less gangsta West Coast
artists like The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and of course Del's compatriots in Souls of Mischief.
Above all else, Del is credited with injecting some much needed light-heartedness at a moment when it was truly needed.
Since his debut Del has gone on to work alongside Gorillaz, Wu-Tang Clan, El-P, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and
as a member of the acclaimed hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030, and even with Dinosaur Jr.
Traffic Entertainment now presents I Wish My Brother George Was Here as a special double LP reissue, featuring the
original artwork, and all of The Funky Homosapien's witty and innovative rhymes intact.1. What Is a Booty
3. The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
4. Pissin' On Your Steps
5. Dark Skin Girls
6. Money for Sex
7. Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
8. Dr. Bombay
9. Sunny Meadowz
10. Sleepin' on My Couch
11. Hoodz Come in Dozens
12. Same Ol' Thing
13. Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Brand New Heavies1. BNH
2. Dream Come True
3. People Get Ready
4. Never Stop
5. Put the Funk Back in It
6. Gimme One of Those
7. Ride in the Sky
9. Stay This Way
10. Shakedown$16.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In God We TrustWith Grand Puba's departure shortly after the issue of the group's debut full-length, Brand Nubian as a trio
was no more. Grand Puba went on as a solo artist while Lord Jamar and Sadat X (formerly Derek) kept the
Brand Nubian name and released the amazing follow up In God We Trust. The album quickly silenced anyone
who had any doubt that they would be able to follow up their debut classic with another classic as they did just
"Allah U Akbar starts things off and was a clear sign that they were back in business in a very real way. Songs
like "Pass the Gat" and "Steady Bootlegging" show the no nonsense style that had come to be expected from
the Nubians, while "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" surprised all with how perfectly they blended the subject
matter of woman and relationships, without it being corny. "Black Star Line", "The Travel Jam" and "Ain't No
Mystery" all round out the album and are a perfect mix of cutting edge production and the five percent subject matter the group is known to espouse.
The albums classic single, the Diamond D produced "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down" was the cut that truly
lit a fire under hip hop's collective rear-end. The album version of the song went hard but the remix utilized in
the music video-confirmed that THIS Brand Nubian were here to stay.LP1
1. Allah U Akbar
2. Ain't No Mystery
3. Meaning Of The 5%
4. Pass The Gat
5. Black Star Line (feat. Red Foxx)
6. Allah And Justice
7. The Godz...
1. The Travel Jam
2. Brand Nubian Rock The Set
3. Love Me Or Leave Me Alone
4. Steal Ya 'Ho
5. Steady Bootleggin'
6. Black And Blue
7. Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
TRAF-TRA-1617xCold Crush Brothers
Troopers1. My Record Is Hot2. When No One Cares3. Big Beat4. She's A Dog5. Red Alert Promo6. Feel the Horns7. She's No Good8. My Guitar9. We Can Do This10. Troopers11. Pump It Up12. Cold Crush13. Bronx14. I Like It15. Take It To The Top16. My Record is Hot$17.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Mr. Hood1. Mr. Hood At Piocalles Jewelry
2. Who Me?
3. Boogie Man!
4. Mr. Hood Meets Onyx
5. Subroc's Mission
7. Figure Of Speech
8. Bananapeel Blues
1. Nitty Gritty
2. Trial 'N Error
3. Hard Wit No Hoe
4. Mr. Hood Gets A Haircut
5. 808 Man
6. Boy Who Cried Wolf
8. Preacher Porkchop
9. Soulflexin'$16.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Einstein Rosen BridgeBionic Oldsmobile
Crown Of The 12 Stars
Terminator Of Criticism
Let's Build For A Sec
Physical Jewels (Kasz Remix)
Physical Jewels (Thugg Remix)
So Intelligent (Dan The Automator Remix)
Terrorworks$17.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
TRAF-TRA-0416xSouls Of Mischief
93 Til InfinityOne of hip-hop's great lost masterpieces, 93 'Til Infinity is the best single album to come out of Oakland's Hieroglyphics camp, and ranks as a seminal early classic of the West Coast underground. The Souls of Mischief weren't even out of their teens when they completely redefined the art of lyrical technique for the West Coast, along with fellow standard-bearers Freestyle Fellowship, the Pharcyde, and Hiero founder Del tha Funkee Homosapien. The Souls come off as four brash young MCs who are too smart for their own good, yet they're so full of youthful exuberance that it's impossible to dislike them for it. They're also excellent storytellers, punctuating their tales with a wry wit and clever asides; still, they're able to take on the grittier subjects of violence and death with a worldliness beyond their years.
The production -- all by various core Hieroglyphics members -- is just as good as the raps, driven by complex beats, unpredictable basslines, and samples drawn from spacy fusion records and East Coast jazz-rap crews. Main Source and Gang Starr both provide track foundations here, and it's possible to hear the intricately constructed loops of the former and the lean attack of the latter (circa Step in the Arena) in the record's overall style. A better comparison, though, would be to the effortless flow and telepathic trade-offs of A Tribe Called Quest. In fact, 93 'Til Infinity seems to actively aspire to the fluidity of the best Tribe albums; tracks often segue directly into one another without pause -- and the transitions are seamless. Although the title cut is an underappreciated classic, 93 'Til Infinity makes its greatest impression through its stunning consistency, not individual highlights. Put it all together, and you've got one of the most slept-on records of the '90s.
- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)
1. Let 'Em Know
2. Live and Let Live
3. That's When Ya Lost
4. A Name I Call Myself
6. What A Way To Go Out1. 93 'Til Infinity2. Limitations feat. Casual
3. Anything Can Happen
4. Make Your Mind Up
5. Batting Practice
6. Tell Me Who Profits
7. Outro$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
TRAF-TRA-4410xBoogie Down Productions
South Bronx Teachings: A Collection of Boogie Down ProductionsSouth Bronx Teachings: A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions culls material from the legendary hip hop group's Criminal Minded era as evidenced by the first five cuts which are tracked in order to mirror their iconic 1987 debut and is rounded out by even more tracks from that seminal release and early cuts like the Sugarhill-esque Advance and D-Nice Rocks The House which famously samples James Brown's Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud.1. Poetry
2. South Bronx
3. 9mm Goes Bang
4. Word from Our Sponsor
7. D-Nice Rocks The House
8. The Bridge Is over
10. Criminal Minded
11. P Is Free$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TRAF-TRA-0613xDel The Funky Homosapien
No Need For AlarmAfter breaking out of the Bay Area underground scene in the early 90s Del The Funky Homosapien made a radical turn with his sophomore release, 93's No
Need For Alarm." Casting aside the familiar G-funk vibe of his debut, perhaps as "No Need" was produced without the involvement of his cousin Ice Cube, he moved into a jazzier - some would say more East Coast direction on this project. The verbal content on "No Need" shifted as well, moving away from comic interludes and towards a focus on battle raps. "No Need For Alarm" was produced with his Oakland based Hieroglyphics Crew with Domino, A-Plus and Casual all contributing beats making the record one of the three "Hiero Golden Age" releases (along with Souls of Mischief's "'93 til Infinity" and Casual's "Fear Itself").
Though some critics are harsh on "No Need For Alarm" and claim it's not as strong an effort as Del's debut, many disagree and see this release as being
the first where Del really stood out. Regardless of which side of the fence one falls on that topic, it's without doubt that No Need For Alarm has stood the test of time and remains a challenging and uncompromising follow up from one of the most talented and eccentrically gifted artists to to ever emerge from the world of west coast hip hop.LP1
1. You're In Shambles
2. Catch A Bad One
3. Wack M.C.'s
4. No Need For Alarm
5. Boo Boo Heads
6. Treats For The Kiddies
1. No More Worries (feat. A-Plus, Casual & Snupe)
2. Wrong Place
3. In And Out
4. Don't Forget
5. Miles To Go
6. Check It Ooout
7. Thank Youse$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Sleeping Bag SessionsWhether it's Hip Hop, it's face pointed reverentially to the Old School, or House stealing Disco riffs by the truck load,
people are increasingly intrigued by back-in-the-day. And common to both the aforementioned scenes and much more
is one person, Arthur Russell, a man some regard as the best songwriter of the 20th century.
In 1981 Arthur set up Sleeping Bag Records with Will Socolov. The first release was the album "24-24 Music" as
Dinosaur L. If you're wondering about the name it would appear Arthur would often use the names of extinct or
near-extinct animals. On one production credit he's "Killer Whale, whilst the logo for Sleeping Bag is a Koala bear! Will
remembers how they came up with the name for their label.
"We were joking about names, and James Brown was on with "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" and I was sleeping in a
sleeping bag in my apartment and I kind of made a joke about that, and Arthur said that was a great idea for the name
of the company!"
The line up was pretty much the same as the Loose Joints sessions, (which boasted the Ingram Brothers rhythm
section) and a similar stream-of-conscience approach was taken with the recording itself. Russell arranged the beats
so there'd be a change every 24 bars (hence the title) and the band would have to improvise the songs over the top. He
also made sure he went into the studio when there was a full moon! The album is again very experimental, and makes
occasional uneasy listening but the same magic is very much in evidence.
Arthur would continue to be involved in production and mixing duties for the label, but parted company with Socolov
in 1985. Arthur sadly died of AIDS in 1992 leaving behind many songs; as one obituary put it, it was though he simply
vanished into his music.1. Bonzo Goes To Washington - 5 Minutes (B-B-B Bombing Mix)
2. Felix - Tiger Stripes (Extended Version)
3. Felix - You Can't Hold Me Down (Extended Version)
4. Clandestine Featuring Ned Sublette - Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L S-M-A-R-T) (Extra Cheese Mix)
5. Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn - Chill Pill (Underwater Mix)
6. Indian Ocean - School Bell / Tree House (Original 12 Version)
7. Indian Ocean - Treehouse (Extended Bootleg Edit)
8. Dinosaur L - Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons Mix)
9. Bonzo Goes To Washington - 5 Minutes (R-R-R Radio Mix)
10. Clandestine Featuring Ned Sublette - Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L-S-M-A-R-T) (Dub Mix) (Killer Whale)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now