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Complete RiotLimited Edition Clear Vinyl
The classic UK Subs line-up reunited on this spectacular 2LP set featuring the complete, critically acclaimed 1996 Quintessentials / Riot sessions!LP1
1. Jump On It
3. War on the Pentagon 1&2
5. State Of Alert
6. The Day of the Dead
7. AK 47
8. Media Man
9. Mouth on a Stick
10. Outside Society
11. Bitter & Twisted
12. Accident Prone
13. Killer Cops
15. Squat 96
3. Rebel Radio
4. Power Corrupts
7. Chemical War
8. Paradise Burning
9. House Of Cards
10. Human Rights
11. Guilty Man
12. Lost Not Found
13. Music For The Deaf
14. Beggars & Bums
15. My Little Red Book
16. Flat Earth Society$25.99Clear Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Endangered SpeciesRe-issue of UK SUBS' 1982 studio album! The classic 1982 album by first wave British punkers, U.K. Subs, features "Down On The Farm," a song covered by Guns N' Roses on their Spaghetti Incident? album!
This limited edition vinyl re-issue includes 2 bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the album!1. Endangered Species
2. Living Dead
5. Lie Down And Die
6. Fear Of Girls
7. Down On The Farm
8. Sensitive Boys
9. 8 x 5
10. Ice Age
11. I Robot
12. Flesh Wound
13. Plan Of Action (Bonus Track)
14. I Don't Need Your Love (Bonus Track)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At ReadingRanked #1 in Kerrang magazine's 100 Gigs That Shook The World and voted as Nirvana's #1 Greatest Moment by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana's historic August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at the UK's Reading Festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock 'n' roll. Now, fans finally can own a pristine copy of that entire performance complete with remastered audio.
While the show's centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire Nevermind tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn't be released until a year later on In Utero: All Apologies,Dumb, and, in its first ever public performance, Tourette's. The career-spanning set list also reached back to the band's 1989 Sub Pop debut album, Bleach, for Blew,About A Girl, School, Negative Creep, and the band's first single Love Buzz, and even further back for Spank Thru.
Other songs from the Reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: Aneurysm, Been A Son and Sliver. Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound: The Money Will Roll Right In by Fang and by The Wipers.1. Breed
2. Drain You
6. In Bloom
7. Come As You Are
9. About A Girl
12. Lounge Act
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. On A Plain
15. Negative Creep
16. Been A Son
17. All Apologies
20. Stay Away
21. Spank Thru
22. The Money Will Roll Right In
24. Territorial Pissings$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Flood of LiesUK Subs 6th official album which reached No.15 in the Indie Chart when first released in 1983.LP1
1. Flood Of Lies
3. Soldiers Of Fortune
5. Tampa Bay
6. After The War
7. Violent Revolution
8. In The Red
9. Dress Code
10. Revenge Of The Jelly Devils
11. In The Wild
12. Seas Of Mars
1. Another Typical City (7" Version)
2. Still Life
3. The Spell
4. Private Army
5. Multiple Minds
6. Primary Strength
7. Another Typical City (12" Version)$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Endangered SpeciesClear Vinyl
1000 Only Limited Edition
Re-issue of UK SUBS' 1982 studio album! The classic 1982 album by first wave British punkers, U.K. Subs, features "Down On The Farm," a song covered by Guns N' Roses on their Spaghetti Incident? album!
Deluxe Vinyl Edition1. Endangered Species
2. Living Dead
5. Fear Of Girls
6. Lie Down And Die
7. Down On The Farm
8. Sensitive Boys
9. 8 X 5
10. Ice Age
11. I Robot
12. Flesh Wound
13. Plan Of Action
14. I Don't Need Your Love$32.99140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Punk EssentialsA rawkin' collection of essential tracks by UK
punk heroes, UK Subs!! Features the signature guitar work of original Sub Nicky Garratt on such classics as "Stranglehold," "Police State," "Endangered Species" and more!1. C.I.D.
2. Tomorrow's Girls
5. Emotional Blackmail
7. New York State Police
8. Party In Paris
9. Endangered Species
10. Down On The Farm
11. Police State
13. Rebel Radio$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Past, Present & FutureLegendary pioneers of Krautrock return with a brand new studio album featuring the band's most ambitious and melodically sophisticated compositions since their extraordinary 1970 debut album Cottonwoodhill!
Joel Vandroogenbroeck brought on board an exceptionally talented group of musicians to help bring his vision to life including UK Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt, JÜrgen Engler of Die Kurpps, Jason Willer & Kephera Moon from Nik Turner's band, and others!
Full publicity push including consumer print ads in Classic Rock Presents PROG, Progression magazine, Shindig, and others!1. Dancing On The Volcano Part 1
2. Dancing On The Volcano Part 2
3. Reality Of Dreams
4. Proto Alchemy
5. Riding The Comet
6. East Moon
8. Egyptian Gods Of The Sky
9. Brainticket Blues$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
CoranachWere there a United Nations of Punk, the trilateral union of nationalities in Cross Stitched Eyes would make an excellent security council. Not only do they collaborate across American, German, and English boundaries, but they would probably scare rogue nations into submission.
Rightly compared to Amebix, Rudimentary Peni, and Killing Joke, Cross Stitched Eyes, formed in 2005, breathe new life into the anarcho-crust genre. Drummer and vo- calist Jason Willer played in Lookout Records' Enemies (with Dave Ed of Neurosis), The UK Subs, and Drain the Sky; guitarist Tim Crow was in Sworn Liars, Zygote, Bad Influence, and Smart Pils; and guitarist Chris Hutto played in Black Mass. Rounding out the rhythmic pedigree is bassist Mr. Stevie of Tourette Syndrome and Anger of Bacteria, plus Subhumans (UK) drummer Trotsky. All this name-dropping and reference-checking only matters insofar as the music kicks ass with a steel-toed boot.
After releasing a 7-inch on Ruin Nation and an album on Active, Cross Stitched Eyes pack fourteen short but perfectly compact songs together for their Alternative Tentacles debut. Unafraid to let loose with noise damage on Substance or get melodic with Breath of Lies, the band shows a diversity of styles on Coranach. Dirgey and doom-y elements abound and the sound quality surpasses the muddy fidelity of the band's predecessors.
This LP comes with a CD so you can have your vinyl AND your digital! Brand New!1. Stitched
3. Birth of Night
5. Mourn For Life
6. Become Earth
7. Age Of Consumption
9. Breath of Lies
10. Eyes$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DecompositionDecomposition, the second full-length by US/UK/German collective Cross Stitched Eyes, follows in the tradition of anarchist punk and death rock (Rudimentary Peni, Cortex, The Mob, Killing Joke). Embracing the many irrational and visceral shades of this style's darkest corners, the album decidedly rejects traditional copy-and-paste guidelines of musical conformity with a puncturing attitude.
The harsher side of Cross Stitched Eyes derives directly from the band's artistic influences and its deconstructed presentation. Decomposition's leadoff track "We Follow" evokes reactions to seemingly unchanging lifestyles with a vitriolic diatribe. Others like "Animated Corpse" and "Earth's Defiant" display a lyrical depth seldom heard these days. At times benign, at others aggressive, Decomposition explores the complicated relationship between dark and light.
Cross Stitched Eyes features members of Zygote, Alaric, U.K. Subs, Smart Pills, Anger of Bacteria and Endrophobia. Don't judge them by their other activities because they all bring a special component to this multinational collective. Tim Shapland produces all the band's recordings and captures the urgency of their sound; he also shreds on the guitar. Jason Willer drives the beat and his vocals shape the songs, leading with the direction of an intuitive scavenger on the hunt. Steve Daniel anchors the low-end rhythmic components with an industrious attitude that is uniquely his own.1. We Follow
2. Vile Corpse
4. Animated Corpse
5. Broken Mind
6. Earths Defiant
7. All Superior
8. The Void
10. Life Internal
11. Scars of Past
12. Sluglord$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rarities Vol. 1: The CoversNo Use For A Name is one of THE most successful and prolific acts to come out of the 90's skate-punk scene. But there's a lot more to it than that. Just have a look at their family tree, it has bands like Spazz, Foo Fighters, and Suicidal Tendencies to count among its branches. No really, think about that: the dude from that infamous grindcore band was in NUFAN?!? Their long, unpredictable journey has been full of twists, turns, and alternate routes that led them to be one of the best-selling outfits of their genre. They've done it all: Warped Tour's main stage, MTV, a live record, and an even a recent greatest hits album entitled, All The Best Songs. Hey, you know you've made it when you finally get a greatest hits collection! Not bad for some goofy kids from San Jose who started out with a couple hardcore 7s
Early No Use releases appeared on New Red Archives, a San Francisco punk label operated by Nicky Garratt of the UK Subs. Believe it or not, in the late 80's it actually made sense that they would be labelmates with Reagan Youth, Social Unrest, and Christ On A Crutch. An AllMusic review describes their early material as, hulking hardcore with mighty fists full of metal. Angry and Threatening. This was a gritty, hardcore punk band, known mostly for their growling vocals and dark lyrical themes. Then came the first unforeseen occurrence: frontman Tony Sly unexpectedly developed into a proficient songwriter and mastered melody like few punk bands can ever do. Nobody knows where those gifts come from and you never see it coming, but suddenly No Use For A Name was starting to make music that people actually liked.
As is natural, the band kept evolving, and things changed in a major way for the band when they signed to Fat Wreck Chords in the mid-90's. Their 8-song Fat debut, The Daily Grind EP, drew comparisons to Bad Religion and was a marked step up, but it was 1995's, ¡Leche con Carne!, that would cement No Use For A Name as a successful band for years to come. The album was their best yet and bore a hit song (Soul Mate) that landed them on alternative radio charts, which, for a scrappy punk band, was a complete deviation from industry norms. Stranger yet, was that they made a music video and MTV even played the damn thing! What followed obviously was commercial success in the form of six-figure album sales, another anomaly in the world of indie-punk bands and something that would set the stage for later melodic punk bands like Blink 182, et al. From then on it was steady sailing with a string of successful records and tours from the band. Most notably was 1997's darker, and somehow faster, Making Friends; followed by 1999's hyper-catchy More Betterness!. It was during these halcyon days that Chris Shiflett held down 6-string duties for NUFAN before accepting an offer to join Foo Fighters on lead guitar.
The years went by for the perennial punk powerhouse and the band did numerous world tours, amassing album sales that would eventually total in the 7 figures. Pretty remarkable when you think about it. The new millennium was also a fruitful time for the boys. It started in 2001 with the release of their Live In A Dive album, which was very successful abroad where people were especially hungry for No Use's live performances. In 2002 they released their poppiest effort, Hard Rock Bottom, which was stocked with upbeat tempos and radio-friendly melodies. Their most recent and seemingly final studio album came in 2008. Ironically titled The Feel Good Album Of The Year, the album was a tinge darker and more aggressive than their recent releases and the band reminded us all that their songs still had urgency and bite.
After 25 years, No Use For A Name disbanded in 2012 when frontman Tony unexpectedly passed away. Anthony J. Sly (November 4, 1970 - July 31, 2012) died at home, in his sleep on a Tuesday morning, at age 41. Fat Mike-label head and long-time friend to Tony-was staggered by the news and offered, One of my dearest friends and favorite songwriters has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed. No one could've predicted his passing, and needless to say, it shook the very foundation of the Fat Wreck family and the underground music community as a whole. Tony was loved and respected by a wide variety of artists and musicians, and nowhere is that more evident than the roster of contributors to The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute; a compilation of NUFAN songs covered by bands like Bad Religion, Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, and many more. Bands from the Americas, Europe, Australia, UK, and even Israel contributed to this final chapter in the storied career of No Use For A Name. The collection will be released on October 29th, 2013, and all proceeds will go towards the Tony Sly Memorial Fund, which has been established to help Tony's wife Brigitte and their daughters, Fiona and Keira.1. Turning Japanese
2. Hybrid Moments
3. I've Heard
4. Selwyn's Got a Problem
5. Enjoy the Silence
7. Dream Police
8. Fairytale of New York
9. Making Our Dreams Come True
11. Don't Cry for me Argentina
12. The Munsters' Theme
13. Beth$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BlurredHaving evolved from engaing underground prospect into a fully established international DJ and producer in recent years, the time has now come for Huxley, born Michael Dodman, to release his debut album. Entitled Blurred, it will land on Will Saul's Aus / !K7 on October 21st 2014. Since debuting as Huxley five years ago, Dodman has continued to evolve and mature his sound in ways most cannot. Initially precipitating something of a garage house revival with his early EPs, ensuing releases on key labels like 2020 Vision, Hypercolour and Tsuba have seen him roam into percussive and deep house territories, but always with a fresh modern twist that has seen him find favour with a diverse array of press and peers from Pitchfork to Mixmag, Pete Tong to The Black Dog. One lead single from the album has already been premiered: Callin is a collaboration between Huxley and house veteran Roger Sanchez in his revered S Man guise and with its deeply infectious drum loops, earwormy vocal hooks and slick production is indicative of the album overall. Elsewhere the LP excels with original vocal performances from Yasmin (who has seen chart success working with Gorgon City), FEMME aka Laura Bettinson (a vocalist in Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich's band, Ultraísta), Thomas Gandey and emering UK talent Obenewa. Starting with the deeply emotive melodies and snug sub bass of I Want You , the album coherently unravels through fractured garage beats and classic LFO wobble, anthemic and idyllic pop leaning vocal cuts, screw face bass tracks and tough techno stompers. Tying it all together is a polished sheen, a deeply rooted musicality and Huxley s trademark sense of irresistible groove. Certainly marking yet another step up in the musical evolution of Huxley, Blurred more than captures the contemporary dance zeitgeist: it truly defines it and will do so for plenty of time to come.1. Callin feat. S-Man
2. Machina feat. Jack Wilby
3. Tendered Mess
4. Oil Spill$23.99Vinyl LP + CD- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Total Life Forever
Antidotes, the acclaimed debut album by UK quintet Foals, won them attention, and the opportunity to evolve in a space of their own. Coming two years after that impressive introduction is Total Life Forever, the sound of a band settling into and surveying the decay of old protocols. Written primarily in the basement of their Oxford HQ and recorded in Gothenburg, Total Life Forever is an album as persuasive emotionally as Antidotes was physically.1. Blue Blood
3. Total Life Forever
4. Black Gold
5. Spanish Sahara
6. This Orient
8. After Glow
10. Two Trees
11. What Remains$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bigger and BlackererLimited Edition Vinyl LP + DVD
Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening in Boston, MA. Only by watching the DVD will you learn of Daivid Cross unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the editorial machinations behind the Bible, and marvel at how well a bald, middle aged white guy can fill out a pair of jeans. Yet one must listen to the LP in order to hear about gastro-intestinal misadventures with his dog Ollie Red Sox, or sing along with The Sultans Revenge, the swinging, Vegas-style opening number composed by Cross and his good friend Mark Rivers (author of the theme to Mr. Show).
Bigger and Blackerer is David Cross third album, preceded by Its Not Funny (2004) and Shut Up You Fucking Baby! (2002). The latter was actually nominated for a Grammy Award. Cross was also the first comedian signed to Sub Pop Records, paving the way for Eugene Mirman, Flight of the Conchords, and dozens of other hopeful comics.
During his illustrious career, David Cross has played recurring roles on the TV programs Arrested Development and The Colbert Report, and won an Emmy Award for his contributions to The Ben Stiller Show. He has also starred in such films as Waiting for Guffman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Bob Dylan fantasy Im Not There (in which he portrayed Allen Ginsberg), and Kung Fu Panda. He is currently working on the UK show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (broadcast on IFC in the USA).1. Opening Song (The Sultans Revenge)
2. If You Care
3. That One Show About Drugs and Stuff
4. Me and Drugs
5. Black Stuff
6. ...Or Worse
7. Where We Are Now Back in Sept. '09
8. Silly Religious Crazies
9. Really Silly Religious Crazies. I Mean, Double, Triple Crazy!
10. Random Goofabouts
11. I Can't Get Beer in Me...
12. Lesson Learned$24.99Limited Edition Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rave TapesRave Tapes is the eighth studio album by Mogwai and their second
for Sub Pop. Since their formation in 1995, the Scottish quintet
has established itself internationally through a prolific recorded
output and a commitment to touring that few of their peers can
With Rave Tapes, Mogwai's mastery of sound and space is firmly
at its apex. The album is a lustrous collection mined from the same
quarry as its predecessors, wreathed in painterly textures underpinned
by increasingly electronic beats. The haunted strains of "Deesh"
channel the slow-burning ecstasy of their 2006 song "Auto Rock"
(a key presence in the denouement of Michael Mann's film of Miami
Vice that year), while the guitars on which Mogwai built their
reputation remain, if less overtly belligerent this time round, as
evidenced by the somnambulant opener "Heard About You Last
Night" and the sonic scowl of "Hexon Bogon."
In the past year, the band have broadened their reach with the
soundtrack to the acclaimed Canal+ supernatural drama series Les
Revenants (retitled The Returned when broadcast on Channel 4 in
summer 2013, averaging 1.8m viewers a week; the show is now
broadcasting in the US on the Sundance Channel, and being remade
for A&E). As the show reached its climax on UK TV screens in July,
Mogwai returned to their predecessor to Les Revenants, the 2007
soundtrack to Douglas Gordon and Philippe Pareno's film Zidane:
A 21st-century Portrait, in sell-out performances with the band
playing live while the film was projected above them.
Having barely had time to draw breath, the ever-restless band
kicked off 2013 with the release of the Les Revenants EP, and
wrote and recorded Rave Tapes at the band's Castle Of Doom studio
in Glasgow, Scotland. Rave Tapes was recorded with Paul Savage,
who also worked with the band on their 2011 Sub Pop album,
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The release of Rave Tapes
will signal the beginning of a frantic year of live activity, including
the group's maiden foray into Africa. Fasten your seatbelts.1. Heard About You Last Night
2. Simon Ferocious
4. Hexon Bogon
6. Master Card
8. Blues Hour
9. No Medicine For Regret
10. The Lord Is Out Of Control$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
God's Balls (Deluxe Edition)TAD was a mighty force in the late-'80s/early-'90s Seattle scene. Their heavy, churning rock/metal/punk buzz was a crucial part of Sub Pop's early years, and, along with peers like Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, they defined the sound that reinvigorated the rock world in the early '90s. TAD was led by the physically imposing yet incredibly sweet singer/guitarist TAD Doyle, with bassist Kurt Danielson (ex-Bundle of Hiss), drummer Steve Wied, and guitarist Gary Thorstensen. With an image that sometimes cast the band as deranged lumberjacks, and influence from Head of David and Killdozer, TAD put a uniquely rain-and-fog-coated Northwest spin on '80s underground rock. The band released two albums and a few EPs on Sub Pop between 1988 and 1991, all of which are now lovingly remastered by the band's friend and engineer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees) and repackaged with expansive liner notes.
God's Balls, TAD's punishing, noise-drenched debut album, was recorded with Jack Endino at Reciprocal Recording in Seattle in 1988, and released early the following year. In addition to their usual arsenal of guitars, bass, and drums, the band employed a variety of unusual instruments - an empty gas tank from a car, a hacksaw, a large brass tube from a microwave transmitter, CB radio mics, a cello bow used on cymbals to emulate guitar feedback - to thunderous effect, adding a Neubauten-esque clang to the band's rock riffs. After releasing God's Balls, TAD flew to Europe with Nirvana for both bands' first European tour. The now-legendary, month-long tour took the bands to the UK, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Denmark and Sweden1. Behemoth
2. Pork Chop
4. Tuna Car
5. Sex God Missy (Lumberjack Mix)
6. Cyanide Bath
7. Boiler Room
8. Satan's Chainsaw
9. Hollow Man
10. Nipple Belt$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Zayna Jumma (Discontinued) (On Sale)LP version of Group Doueh's record Zayna Jumma. From the gorgeously cracked yet all-embracing opening drum roll of Zayna Jumma (the title track), it's evident this band is hell-bent on redefining the sound of its influences and in turn, shape the future sound of its surroundings. It's musical alchemy in its purest, most remarkable form, pushing at the boundaries of geographical divergence while simultaneously speaking to the shared resonances between Western rock rhythms and the pulse of the Saharan trance tradition. Since its inception, Group Doueh's ability to craft pop hooks from a foundation of saharoui roots music has been a manifestation of sheer song craft and innovation. The tracks on Zayna Jumma are a deeper excavation of the group's forged terrain: a collision of contemporary Afro-Saharan grooves balanced with the searing modalities of Doueh's desert origins, finally nuanced by the transcendental pop/rock/desert blues elements honed from gestating in the fringes of the Sahara desert. For the latest installment of this Dakhla family's musical dynasty, Doueh recruits his next eldest sons El Waar (synth) and Hamdan (drum kit), and wife Halima is augmented by three female back-up singers. The band keeps evolving and this album reveals its newest phase -- that of a formidable ROCK unit. The songs on this record were recorded in 2010 -- a busy year for Doueh, maintaining its day job as the go-to group of the Saharan wedding industry while still managing recording sessions and a tour with Tony Allen (Fela Kuti's long-time drummer). On the heels of this momentum, Zayna Jumma is released to coincide with the group's 2011 spring/summer tour of the UK, Europe and a first-ever U.S. tour. This band continues to redefine the musical landscape and keep listeners amazed and transfixed. It's the perfect ecstatic music for the impending apocalypse, a rogue sound rooted in the past and yet boldly harnessing the aural possibilities of the landscape ahead... go ahead and jump aboard. Recorded on location in Dakhla, West Sahara in 2010 by Hisham Mayet. Housed in a full-color heavy-duty gatefold tip-on jacket.1. Zayna Jumma
2. Ishadlak Ya Khey
3. Zaya Koum
5. Jagwar Doueh
7. Ana Lakweri
8. Wazan Doueh$22.99 $18.16 Save $4.83 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Modern StreetsBeat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style - instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere. From his legendary output with the band Spacek - Curvatia (2001), Vintage Hi-Tech (2003); solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J.Dilla; to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project for dBridge's Exit Records and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, his fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.
Beat Spacek sees him once again take the reigns as a solo artist creating a record that is as much a love letter to the future as it is an ode to the past. Created largely using iPhone and iPad apps, the album once again finds Steve liberated through new technologies, excited by the prospects of "the new" whilst expressing notions of the past. It's a journey through the evolution of modern Britain from a futurist perspective.
Framed against a particular period in the 1980s when Steve was growing up as a young man in New Cross, South East London, Modern Streets is rooted in the duality of the past and the future. Flim-Flams was the club where he first experienced the clash of sounds and styles that characterised South London's racial, ethnic and cultural melting pot. A spot where Punks, Soul Heads, New Romantics, Dread Locks and Skinheads all converged brought together through a love of music and new sounds.
From the paranoid, post-punk, sleng teng musings of I Wanna Know to the nu wave pop-powered love song Inflight Wave, Modern Streets is a direct reflection of that experience, envisioned through the mind of a 21st Century Rudeboy. Ghanaian Highlife is re-imagined in digital form on Tonight; Stand Firm tips its hat to the dancehall with a futuristic rinse; whilst the sub-bass powered anthem Alone in Da Sun draws on the finest elements of dubstep's sonic vocabulary and reworks them into a loose, new age club jam, brimming with soul and charisma.1. I Wanna Know
3. Inflight Wave
4. Modern Streets
5. I Want You
6. Gotta Get Some Music
7. If You Are My Chalice
8. There is a Love
9. Stand Firm
10. Compact n Sleep
11. Back to School
12. You're the Only One
13. Alone in Da Sun$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)"Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!
During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.
Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.
Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.
Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.
This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''1. Eight Miles High
2. Why$9.997 Vinyl Single Mono - Sealed Buy Now
JuntoJUNTO-due out via Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS America--marks pioneering U.K. electronic music duo BASEMENT JAXX's seventh studio album.
Globally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, BASEMENT JAXX blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90's with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and Kish Kash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with JUNTO, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band's legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts.
In May, the pair debuted the club-ready, jacking Unicorn, the first track to be taken from Junto. It has met with universal praise, working as a perfect taster of what the full length has to offer. They soon followed with Mermaid Of Salinas, a samba sensation just in time for the World Cub festivities. Then came Never Say Never, the first official single from the album, currently sitting at #4 on Billboard's Club Play chart and racing up Billboard's Dance Radio chart.
Spanish for 'together,' the concept behind JUNTO is one of unity and soulfulness, fusing dance music's sub-genres into one cohesive multi-flavored confection. It's a bold, boisterous, brilliant album full of amazing guest vocal performances, richly layered production and the irresistible sense of groove that has set them apart from the very beginning. Summer is here, and the JAXX are back.
- Broadway World1. Intro
2. Power To the People
4. Never Say Never
5. We Are Not Alone
6. What's The News
7. Summer Dem
9. Rock This Road
10. Sneakin' Toronto
11. Something About You
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