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  • On The Impossible Past On The Impossible Past Quick View

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    On The Impossible Past

    Scranton-raised, Philadelphia-based punk rock outfit The Menzingers drop their Epitaph debut On the Impossible Past, after two acclaimed albums on small indies. The bands fiery early releases and dynamic live performances supporting Anti-Flag and Against Me! have created a serious buzz and landed the group on several best of lists.


    The band caught the attention of Epitaph founder and President Brett Gurewitz, who says, These guys play the kind of pure punk rock that I grew up with. They are seriously talented songwriters and Im happy to welcome them to the Epitaph family. I think the band is a great fit here.


    Their high energy sound features crashing power chords, rock steady drumming and anthemic sing-along choruses alongside poetic salt of the earth lyrics in the vein of Against Me! and Gaslight Anthem. Recorded and produced at Atlas Studios with longtime collaborators Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms) and Justin Yates.

    1. Good Things
    2. Burn After Writing
    3. The Obituaries
    4. Gates
    5. Ava House
    6. Sun Hotel
    7. Sculptors and Vandals
    8. Mexican Guitars
    9. On The Impossible Past
    10. Nice Things
    11. Casey
    12. I Can't Seem To Tell
    13. Freedom Bridge
    The Menzingers
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    The 59 Sound

    Although New Brunswick, NJ's Gaslight Anthem have only been around a couple years, they've become one of the punk underground's most celebrated acts. They've toured with Against Me, The Loved Ones, and The Bouncing Souls. Their Side One Dummy debut reconciles their love of classic rock and soul icons Bruce Springsteen, Otis Redding, and Tom Petty with their NJ punk roots to create a unique musical amalgam.

    1. Gaslight Anthem, The

    2. '59 Sound, The

    3. Old White Lincoln

    4. High Lonesome

    5. Film Noir

    6. Miles Davis & The Cool

    7. Patient Ferris Wheel, The

    8. Casanova, Baby!

    9. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

    10. Meet Me By The River's Edge

    11. Here's Looking At You, Kid

    12. Backseat, The

    Gaslight Anthem
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  • White Crosses (Awaiting Repress) White Crosses (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    White Crosses (Awaiting Repress)

    Repress of punk rockers Against Me!'s fifth studio album, and their second released on Sire Records. Produced by
    legendary producer and Garbage drummer, Butch Vig. Featuring the top tracks; I Was a Teenage Anarchist, White
    Crosses, & Because of the Shame. This 10 track version has not been available since the original release in 2010.
    The LP is heavyweight 180G black vinyl.
    1. White Crosses
    2. I Was A Teenage Anarchist
    3. Because of the Shame
    4. Suffocation
    5. We're Breaking Up
    6. High Pressure Low
    7. Ache With Me
    8. Spanish Moss
    9. Rapid Decompression
    10. Bamboo Bones
    Against Me!
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  • Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Awaiting Repress) Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed On Translucent Blue Colored Vinyl

    Translucent Blue Vinyl pressing of Against Me!'s 6th studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, originally released in 2014. Featuring the hit 'True Trans Soul Rebel.'

    1. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
    2. True Trans Soul Rebel

    3. Unconditional Love
    4. Drinking With The Jocks
    5. Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ
    6. FUCKMYLIFE666
    7. Dead Friend
    8. Two Coffins
    9. ParalyticStates
    10. Black Me Out
    Against Me!
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  • As The Eternal Cowboy (Awaiting Repress) As The Eternal Cowboy (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    As The Eternal Cowboy (Awaiting Repress)

    1. T.S.R.

    2. Cliche Guevara

    3. Mutiny On The Electronic Bay

    4. Sink, Florida, Sink

    5. Slurring The Rhythms

    6. Rice And Bread

    7. A Brief Yet Triumphant Intermission

    8. Unsubstantiated Rumors...

    9. You Look Like I Need A Drink

    10.Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists

    11. Cavalier Eternel

    Against Me!
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  • The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner) The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner)

    The Doobie Brothers weren't brothers, nor were they called Doobie. The band started life as Pud in 1969 in Chateau LibertÉ, a club in the mountains of California. The group took on the slang name for marihuana cigarettes (doobie) one year later. The Doobies' music, however, never sounded like that of befuddled, half-stoned junkies. Heavy metal hard rock was their thing which made their record company Warner target the bikers of the rocker scene. The idea backfired, though, because the band had far more to offer than explosive hard rock.



    The album The Captain And Me is considered to be the group's most concentrated and versatile production since it contrasts aggressive, hard numbers with gentle ones full of melodiousness. The very first number, Natural Thing, shows how winsome vocal folk music and electric guitar riffs can be amalgamated into rock music. Amongst these titles, decidedly angry numbers such as Without You and Evil Woman became real trailblazers. Now and then, an extensive harp solo or nonchalant licks from the acoustic guitar remind one of the pungent bluegrass style emanating from the South. That even the sweet wailing of the steel guitar (South City Midnight Lady) finds room for expression seems quite logical in this well-thought-out musical concept.



    Musicians:



    • Tom Johnston (guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, vocals)

    • Patrick Simmons (guitar, synthesizer, vocals)

    • John Hartman (percussion, drums, vocals)

    • Tiran Porter (bass, vocals)

    • Michael Hossack (drums, conga, percussion)



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Natural Thing
    2. Long Train Runnin'
    3. China Grove
    4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
    5. Clear As The Driven Snow
    6. Without You
    7. South City Midnight Lady
    8. Evil Woman
    9. Ukiah
    10. The Captain And Me
    The Doobie Brothers
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • New Wave (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) New Wave (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    New Wave (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited to 1,000 Yellow and Black Split Colored Vinyl


    Reissue of the 2007 major label debut of one of the most controversial modern day rock acts. Features the singles ''Stop'' and ''Thrash Unreal''.


    For Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel (now Laura Jane Grace), sometimes you have to get the hell out just to find your way back in. Since 1997 we have seen Gabel rise from acoustic folk-punk gunslinger in the dives of Gainesville, Florida to releasing Against Me!'s searing, blood-smeared slices of scrappy punk. The 2007 release, New Wave, was their major label debut, one that Spin magazine anointed as their Album Of The Year. And while Gainesville was home, Gabel felt the walls closing in when touring for New Wave came to an end. So he split. With his then-wife, he left behind the ''didja-hear-about-so-and-so'' insular Gainesville world for the sleepy beach town of St. Augustine, wandering the streets and driving dusty back roads: searching, pining, hoping for inspiration.


    Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana's Nevermind, The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream, Garbage).

    1. New Wave
    2. Up The Cuts
    3. Thrash Unreal
    4. White People For Peace
    5. Stop!
    6. Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart
    7. Piss And Vinegar
    8. Americans Abroad
    9. Animal
    10. The Ocean
    Against Me!
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  • Searching For A Former Clarity (Awaiting Repress) Searching For A Former Clarity (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Searching For A Former Clarity (Awaiting Repress)

    Black and White Vinyl
    1. Miami

    2. Mediocrity Gets You Pears (The Shaker)

    3. Justin

    4. Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners

    5. From Her Lips To God's Ears (The Energizer)

    6. Violence

    7. Pretty Girls (The Mover)

    8. How Low

    9. Joy

    10. Holy Shit!

    11. Even At Our Worst We're Still Better Than Most (The Roller)

    12. Problems

    13. Don't Lose Touch

    14. Searching For A Former Clarity

    Against Me!
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  • Shape Shift With Me Shape Shift With Me Quick View

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    Shape Shift With Me

    Four years is a measurement of time that America has used for centuries to indicate change. Presidential terms last four years; high school diplomas and college degrees typically take four years apiece, too. It's not an arbitrary thing, either: It typically takes that much time from the declaration of something changing for it to actually change.


    Meet Laura Jane Grace. Four years ago, the Against Me! frontwoman came out as transgender; 18 months later, she released the band's sixth album, the fiery Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one which she began working on before her transition and helped document the struggles she was facing. It was an intensely personal record that took on a life of its own, connecting with thousands of new listeners drawn to Grace's honesty and complexity while still pleasing Against Me!'s dedicated fanbase.


    Now, four years after Grace's public reintroduction, Against Me! is ready to release their new album, Shape Shift With Me, on Total Treble. While much has changed in the lives of Grace and her bandmates-guitarist James Bowman, bassist Inge Johansson and drummer Atom Willard-in that time period, it's clear that those intervening years have done wonders for creativity.


    "Everything with Shape Shift With Me has been really about keeping momentum going," she says. "In between every tour we did for Transgender Dysphoria Blues, I would have a couple songs I had written and we would demo them. At the end of two years of touring, we had an album ready to record. Usually, you come off of touring for a record and you're back at square one. But this was so fully formed it felt like there was no choice but to go ahead and record the songs."


    Shape Shift With Me has the distinction of the first album Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It's an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace's songwriting for the past 20 years.


    "Tons of people have written about love. But while love is clichÉ, it's infinitely relevant. For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That's what I ended up being drawn to this time. It's writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations."


    As such, Shape Shift With Me is a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.


    "Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?" she asks rhetorically. "There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville and the Streets' A Grand Don't Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There's been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak."


    With Grace's new motivation came a new outlook on the band, as well. Previous albums found the songwriting process to be a largely solitary experience, but she embraced the spirit of collaboration for Shape Shift With Me-so much so that when Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers sent her some demos of songs he was working on for another project, she became inspired and ended up co-writing "Boyfriend" and "Norse Truth," two of the album's most memorable tracks, with him.


    "It was just about opening up to whatever comes my way karmically," Grace says. "Whatever everyone in the band is willing to offer, I just wanted to be open to it. I didn't want it to be like what it was in the past where it may have felt closed. I want it to be different."


    In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album-it's poppy and catchy ("Rebecca," "Suicide Bomber"), aggressive and in-your-face ("ProVision L-3," "Dead Rats"), sentimental and longing ("Crash," "All This And More"). Moreover, it's the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace-there's no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.


    "While I've always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness," she admits. "I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That's what I've always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals.


    "David Bowie put out 27 full-lengths. Prince put out 39 full-lengths," Grace remarks. "That is so inspiring to me-working, creating art, creating records and let everyone else sort it out. That's what I've always wanted to do and that's what I will keep on doing."

    1. ProVision L-3
    2. 12:03
    3. Boyfriend
    4. Crash
    5. Delicate, Petite & Other Things I'll Never Be
    6. 333
    7. Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
    8. Dead Rats
    9. Rebecca
    10. Norse Truth
    11. Suicide Bomber
    12. All This And More
    Against Me!
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  • Total Clarity Total Clarity Quick View

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    Total Clarity

    With the release of their second full-length As the Eternal Cowboy, Against Me had firmly established themselves as a genre defying success. The band was drawing praise from seemingly every corner of the industry and with mention of a third album in the works, fans and critics alike were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the new material. As it happens, the building wall of anticipatory pressure proved too great a force and eventually a handful of demos from the upcoming album, Searching For a Former Clarity, were stolen/leaked to the public.


    The initial response to the songs was unanimously positive. It started a firestorm of chatter that rapidly spread from the lucky few that heard the stolen demos to the pining masses who hadn't. Eventually Searching For a Former Clarity was released and more than satisfied all curiosity and expectation. Yet, even years later, in the wake of the album's massive success the leaked demos continue to be the subject of so much rumor and speculation that they've taken on a Yeti-esque quality.


    Finally, with the release of Total Clarity, everyone will have the chance to peek behind the curtain, as it were, and judge for themselves. That's right, not only did Against Me decide to officially release the legendary leaked tracks, they added a bunch more never before heard recordings from the very same demo session.


    In addition, among the 15 selections that comprise Total Clarity, there are 3 songs that were never recorded for the Searching For a Former Clarity album. Sonically, Total Clarity offers a gritty simplicity that reconciles the songs to the passionate essence Against Me is loved for. Considering the 6 years of mammoth anticipation and speculation about these recordings and the band's ever increasing popularity, the acclaim of Total Clarity is a foregone conclusion.


    1. Miami

    2. The Shaker
    3. Justin
    4. Exhaustion & Disgust
    5. Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners
    6. The Energizer
    7. Violence
    8. The Mover
    9. How Low
    10. Joy
    11. Holy Shit
    12. Lost And Searching In America
    13. Problems
    14. Money Changes Everything
    15. Total Clarity

    Against Me!
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    Exister

    Hot Water Music have never had a hit single or seen their faces plastered all over MTV, but over the years the act has done something far more impressive: they've achieved a lasting relevance that most of the aforementioned acts could only dream of. Since forming in the early '90s in Gainesville, Florida, Hot Water Music have released seven full-length albums, countless singles and toured with everyone from Flogging Molly to Coheed And Cambria along the way, but all of those stats are overshadowed by the fact that for nearly two decades this four-piece have stayed true to their roots, themselves and their music in the face of countless fads and generational shifts.


    Hot Water Music was born in 1993 and since then the four-piece has never looked back. By combining elements of punk rock, and post-hardcore, with rock and roll, the band pioneered a unique blend of music that has set them apart as innovators of a movement that has inspired bands like Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, and Against Me!.


    Ironically, Hot Water Music seem bigger these days then ever before. They've been able to keep all of their old fans, as well as establish a whole new generation of fans, whose enthusiasm for the band is just as strong, if not stronger. With high expectations set by critics and fans alike, Hot Water Music headed into the studio with Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, The Descendants, NOFX) to craft their highly anticipated new album Exister.


    The people spoke and demanded a new Hot Water Music album, and with these 13 tracks, the band responded with their best body of work to date, cementing them as the legacy punk band with the most heart and longevity.

    1. Mainline
    2. Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone
    3. State of Grace
    4. Drown In It
    5. Drag My Body
    6. Safety
    7. Exister
    8. Wrong Guy
    9. Take No Prisoners
    10. Pledge Wore Thin
    11. No End Left In Sight
    12. The Traps
    13. Paid In Full
    Hot Water Music
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  • Call Me (Speakers Corner) Call Me (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Call Me (Speakers Corner)

    What connects celebrity chefs and pop stars is their fine nose for ingredients, especially when hot and spicy ones are mixed with milder elements to create an aromatic result. A combination of 'sweet' and 'funky' is the secret of Al Green's gloriously sentimental and sensual pop songs, which in the sexually free Seventies were often referred to as »songs to make love by«. What swings along gently is, however, Al Green's subtly controlled falsetto, which he can tone right to the threshold of audibility. But watch out! This music belts out some fiery sounds right from the very first number. The sinuous, swinging request in the brilliant hit single Call Me, the relaxed and groovy Stand Up, with its sharp wind interjections which demand one's unerring attention, are typical for Green's style, just as is his almost disturbing capability to gain comfort from loneliness (I'm So Lonesome, I Could Cry). This rhythmically powered music can best be described as light, intensive, dynamic but never flashy (Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun). It finds its earthly culmination in soul (I'm Waiting) and spiritual depth.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon, arranger)

    • Andrew Love (tenor sax)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Mabon Hodges (guitar)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner (piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)

    • The Memphis Strings



    Recording: 1973 at Royal Recording Studios, Memphis, TN, by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Al Green and Willie Mitchell




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Call Me (Come Back Home)
    2. Have You Been Making out O.K.
    3. Stand Up
    4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
    6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. You Ought to Be with Me
    9. Jesus Is Waiting
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Monk, Trane, Miles & Me Monk, Trane, Miles & Me Quick View

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    Monk, Trane, Miles & Me

    Coryell made his HighNote debut with this All-Star line-up and pays tribute to the jazz giants
    who influenced him and helped him develop his unique jazz guitar style which has made him the
    touchstone against which all other jazz guitarists are measured. With the great John Hicks on piano,
    saxman Willie Williams, drummer Yoron Israel laying down the foundation and the imaginative bass-ics of Santi Debriano, Larry pours some new wine into the old bottles with innovative takes on classic tunes by Monk, Trane, Miles and, of course, Larry Coryell.
    1. Star Eyes
    2. Trinkle Tinkle
    3. All Blues
    4. Naima
    5. Fairfield County Blues
    6. Up Against the Wall
    Larry Coryell
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  • Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Quick View

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    Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense

    Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense: Fela explains the role of the teacher in any society with the concept that: all the things we consider as problems, and all the good things we accept from life as good, begin with what we are taught. The individual teaching begins with when we are children - our mother is our teacher. When we come of school age, our teacher is the school-teacher. At the university, the lecturers and professors are our teachers. After university-when we start to work, government becomes the individual's teacher. When then is government's teacher? 'Culture and Tradition' says Fela. This is the order of things everywhere in the world. However, it is the problem side of teacher and student that interests Fela in this song. Because every country in this world except in Africa, it is the respective culture and tradition of that country that guides the government on how to rule their people. Going for specifics, Fela mentions France, Germany, England, Korea, Japan, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Etc., it is the culture of these countries that shapes and guides their respective government's decisions. The culture and traditions of these countries serve as a teacher to their respective governments. Turing his attention to Africa and her problems. Problems which he had sang about: corruption, inflation, mismanagement, authority stealing, electoral fraud, the latest addition which even makes him laugh is -austerity. Fela says if you ask him why 'austerity makes him laugh? The answer is that it is beyond crying. The government steals money from the country, the same government is introducing austerity measures-forcing the poor people to pay for their own greed and calling it 'austerity measures'. How funny if to say the least. Who taught African 'leaders' to rule the way they do today? 'Na the oyinbo' (meaning in Yoruba language: 'it is them white folks') referring to ex-colonial ruler of each country. Take electoral fraud, which is a true test of our democracy. Many African leaders rig elections with impunity and their respective ex-colonial rulers say nothing against this form of 'democracy'. While the same 'white folks' are quick to claim credit for Africa's 'civilization'-which Fela disputes in this song. Is this democracy? , he asks. Turning to other problems like the ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor. Particularly, since the rich are the rules, and also the people stealing the country into poverty. Is this democracy? Or dem-all-crazy? In conclusion, as an African personality, Fela says he is not in the same league as those who believe in dem-all-crazy, so he calls on the Western powers who claim to be Africa's teachers not to teach him nonsense-Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense.


    Look and Laugh: By 1981 when Fela wrote and started to perform live the song Look And Laugh, he was living a life that could be described as a recluse. Fela, who loved to go out in public places, clubs, etc. Suddenly, was always found sleeping or playing sax at home with women around him, or performing at the Africa Shrine. His old attitude of keeping abreast of events, giving lectures at universities and institutions of higher learning stopped. He rarely gave press conferences or press releases, like he used to do. Finally he wrote the song to explain what was going-on with him. He sang: ' many of you go dey wonder why your man never write new song! wetin I dey do be say I dey look and laugh.' Meaning: many of you must have been wondering why, your man has not written new songs! what I am doing is just look and laugh! Fela went on to explain his contributions and sacrifices for the cause of black emancipation, the countless beatings and arrests from the Nigerian police and army, his trials and tribulations, his ultimate sacrifice being the burning down of Kalakuta by the Nigeria army. But despite his sacrifices and sufferings like millions of other Africans, it was obvious that things were not getting better for the average man on the street. There is still injustice everywhere, no freedom, no happiness. All these made him feel disillusioned and all he could do about the situation is to Look and Laugh.


    Just Like That: This song is a call to arms from Fela to all Africans to rise up and do something about the political, economic, social and cultural retrogression that has plagued Africa since independence. For more than three decades of independence, there is glaring mismanagement of people's lives, corruption in the highest echelon of government-all these carried out with impunity-'Just Like That' he sings. Using the Nigerian experience as an example of the 'lack of maintenance culture', in Africa's present day neo-colonial administrations, he says: 'White man ruled us for many years, we had electricity constantly, our leaders take over! No electricity in town-Just like that!' Fela explains that the attempt to transplant 'Western style democracy' in an African society is the cause of all the problems. Despite calls for African Unity from leaders like Kwame Nkrumah, who said: '..Until all foreign institutions and culture are removed from the African land, that is when the African genius will be born and African personality will find its fulfillment..'. Instead of heeding Nkrumah's call, Nigeria's political founding fathers, like most African leaders at independence, chose the option of fashioning the constitutions of their respective countries after those of the departing colonial 'masters'-Just Like That. The ambiguity of such decisions can be seen in the poor imitation we make of our attempt at 'Western style democracy'. Persistent political gangsterism, military coups, and sometimes wars, are means used to enforce the already compromised constitutions. As another example of enforcing a fragile constitution, Fela stresses the face that in 1966, Nigeria for a civil war to keep the country ONE. General Gowon, the military head of state, divided Nigeria into twelve administrative regions, subsequent administrations divided the regions into more-Just Like That. He adds that if the idea of the civil war was to keep the country ONE, sub-dividing Nigeria into more regions would separate rather than unite the country. Turning to the position of traditional rulers in the mess called government, Fela sings: ' nothing good for town to give the youths good examples, how our traditional ruler they do, them come make youths look-up to Europe and USA, in those places them don lose them common sense, na the number of Nuclear weapons you get, na him give you power pass! Right now! Fight now! Suffer must stop! Just Like That". Therefore, calling on the people to fight now for a better society.

    1. Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
    2. Look and Laugh
    3. Just Like That
    Fela Kuti
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    Of Mice & Men are one of the largest bands on the Rise Records roster. They've spent the past couple of years growing into a well-respected rock act, earning praise from critics, their peers, and even their icons. They've sold over 830,000 albums in the US alone, they've had atop 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, and they have been busy touring arenas and amphitheaters with the likes of Linkin Park, Slipknot,Marilyn Manson, Rise Against, A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon. They've graced the covers of multiple publications(Revolver, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, Blunt), and have constantly been able to nurture and develop a rabid following that feels more like a family than a fan base.

    The band took a recent break from touring and recorded two brand new singles, Unbreakable and Back To Me. Both songs were produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, All American Rejects), and the result is 2 very powerful tracks that have quickly become fan favorites. Both songs have had great success on all of the streaming services (Unbreakable has over 5,042,374 streams& Back To Me has over 2,075,738 streams).

    1. Unbreakable
    2. Back To Me
    Of Mice & Men
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    Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Soundtrack

    Honored in 2012 with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has recorded his last song.
    I'm Not Gonna Miss You was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond specifically for a new documentary titled GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME. Produced by Raymond, the song was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Sunset Sound Factory and East West Recording Studios.


    With a mere handful of piano chords, then a swell of harmonies, I m Not Gonna Miss You opens into the poignant, yet clear-eyed revelation of the things Alzheimer s steals. Almost lumbering through the melody, Campbell s weathered tenor confesses the painful truths of what is lost, the cost and the reality that it will all be lost to him, the man who can t remember. Pedal steel weeps, strings bathe the melody that rises against drums and an electric guitar that mirrors the unbreakable passage of life and time.


    GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME is an epic human drama that intimately showcases the man and his music throughout Campbell s struggle with Alzheimer s. Chronicling the story of love, laughter, resilience and power of song, this film shows how against all odds, America s greatest country star would not give up. Directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day).


    Big Machine Records will proudly release a soundtrack for the film that also features The Band Perry, who previously paid tribute to Campbell during the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. The project also features Campbell s daughter Ashley who performs an original song.


    We are so honored to not only release Glen Campbell s final recording, but to be associated with such a profound film that will help raise awareness of those suffering from Alzheimer s and spotlight the important role of those who care for them, remarked Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta who serves as the project s Executive Producer with Keach.


    Additionally, several of today s biggest musical stars appear in the film to pay tribute to the legend including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge (from U2), Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith, and The Band Perry.

    1. I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell and The Wrecking Crew
    2. Gentle on My Mind (Documentary Version) - The Band Perry
    3. Remembering - Ashley Campbell
    4. All I Need Is You - Glen Campbell
    5. The Long Walk Home - Glen Campbell
    6. Wichita Lineman (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
    7. A Better Place (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
    8. Gentle on My Mind (Single Version) - The Band Perry
    9. Home Again - Ashley Campbell
    10. I'm Not Gonna Miss You (Single Version) - Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell & The Band Perry
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    Sunday Run Me Over (Awaiting Repress)

    Sunday Run Me Over is the second album released in 2012 by Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, following early spring's Long Distance, a collection of her older garage rock material re-recorded in a distinctly more Americana/honky tonk style. Long the queen of the garage, Holly Golightly's work with her strange partner Lawyer Dave acting as the entirety of the Brokeoffs has seen the punk energy that brimmed over in scrappy solo albums (or even more so with work in the early femme-stomp of Thee Headcoatees) shift somewhat into a country-tinged sound, possibly a product of her new environment, as Ms. Golightly left her London home for life on the farm in rural Georgia with Lawyer Dave sometime in the late 2000s. The photo of ducks, dogs, and chickens in the artists' backyard that graces the inside cover of Sunday Run Me Over is a far cry from the gritty dive-bar settings imaginable as the backdrop for Golightly's early solo material, and likewise the music is removed from that early garage grit. The fifth album from the duo finds them working in the country-blues mode they've been cultivating for a while, but with more energy and manic gusto than before. Starting off with the down-home holler of Goddamn Holy Roll, overdriven slide guitars and tambourines right out of Sunday morning church service explode out of the speakers, with Holly and Dave in a wild-eyed duet for the entire duration of this spirited stomper. Tones of deep South religion, retribution, and redemption feel buried throughout the record, with humid originals like the rocking Tank and the goofy saloon singalong of One for the Road butting up against traditional country arrangements of old-timey hits like I Forgot More and the Stonesy Hard to Be Humble. The album's down-on-the-farm or confessin'-on-the-pulpit vibes have enough rock & roll in them to keep Sunday Run Me Over in the same boozy, reckless mode of rock that Golightly is famous for, just reconfigured a little bit. The bitterness and spite that tempered the good times rolling on albums like Truly She Is None Other and Serial Girlfriend are still alive and well on tracks like Goodnight, even if sung with a bit more of a drawl than a British accent. All told, the album is a riveting romp of country-fried garage rock recorded on an actual farm. Fans of Golightly's earliest work might miss the garage days, but listening closely will reveal that the spirit of those days is alive and very much kicking.

    - Fred Thomas (All Music)
    1. Goddamn Holy Roll
    2. They Say
    3. Tank
    4. I Forgot More
    5. One For The Road
    6. Turn Around
    7. A Whole Lot More...
    8. Hand In Hand
    9. The Future's Here
    10. Hard To Be Humble
    11. Goodnight
    12. This Shit Is Gold
    Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs
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    Give Me The Night (Pure Pleasure)

    This is the peak of George Benson's courtship of the mass market -- a superbly crafted and performed pop album with a large supporting cast -- and wouldn't you know that Quincy Jones, the master catalyst, is the producer. Q's regular team, including the prolific songwriter Rod Temperton and the brilliant engineer Bruce Swedien, is in control, and Benson's voice, caught beautifully in the rich, floating sound, had never before been put to such versatile use. On Moody's Mood, Benson really exercises his vocalese chops and proves that he is technically as fluid as just about any jazz vocalist, and he become a credible rival to Al Jarreau on the joyous title track. Benson's guitar now plays a subsidiary role -- only two of the ten tracks are instrumentals -- but Q has him play terrific fills behind the vocals and in the gaps, and the engineering gives his tone a variety of striking, new, full-sounding timbres. The instrumentals themselves are marvelous: Off Broadway is driving and danceable, and Ivan Lins' Dinorah, Dinorah grows increasingly seductive with each play. Benson should have worked with Jones from this point on, but this would be their only album together.

    Musicians:

    • George Benson (vocal, guitar)
    • Lee Ritenour (guitar)
    • Herbie Hancock (electric piano, synthesizer)
    • Kim Hutchcroft (saxophone, flute)
    • Jerry Hey (trumpet)
    • Abraham Laboriel (bass)
    • Paulinho Da Costa (percussion)
    • Carlos Vega (drums)

    Recording: 1980 by Bruce Swedien
    Production: Quincy Jones

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Love X Love
    2. Off Broadway
    3. Moody's Mood
    4. Give Me The Night
    5. What's On Your Mind
    6. Dinorah, Dinorah

    7. Love Dance
    8. Star Of A Story (x)
    9. Midnight Love Affair
    10. Turn Out The Lamplight
    George Benson
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    Americans Abroad!!! Live In London!!! (Awaiting Repress)

    17 live tracks (one previously unreleased) and a live video that capture the unbridled enthusiasm and excitement of the Against Me! live show. You can practically smell the sweat.

    1. Brief Yet Trimphant Introduction, A

    2. From Her Lips to God's Ears

    3. Rice and Bread

    4. Reinventing Axl Rose
    5. American's Abroad
    6. Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious...

    7. Miami
    8. Don't Lose Touch
    9. Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners

    10. Sink, Florida, Sink
    11. You Look Like I Need I Drink

    12. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
    13. T.S.R.

    14. Promblems
    15. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
    16. Cliche Guevara

    17. We Laugh at Danger and Break All the Rules
    Against Me!
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    Candy Cigarettes Capguns Issue Problems And Such (Discontinued)

    Candy Cigarettes Capguns Issue Problems And Such is a compilation of all of this Phoenix, AZ band's out of print 7s and unreleased material, clocking in at 20 tracks in just over 43 minutes of folky punk that's similar to Frank Turner, Against Me! and Mountain Goats.
    1. Smokin'
    2. Jesus
    3. Darling, I Love You
    4. Scenesters
    5. Daddy
    6. FWP
    7. God Made Dirt
    8. Ladykiller
    9. Love Song
    10. Cigarette
    11. Dylan Cook's Theme Song
    12. Brave As A Noun
    13. Survival
    14. Bad Stuff
    15. People
    16. Randall's House
    17. Powerplant
    18. I'm Going To Love My Children
    19. David J Is A Siccness
    20. Pacific To Be Specific (Keep Downtown Ruff remix)
    21. Little Brother
    22. The Freedom Tickler
    Andrew Jackson Jihad
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    In Desolation

    Minneapolis punk band Off With Their Heads are well on their way to carving out their own punk rock story with their modern take on anthemic four-to-the-floor rock and roll. In the gritty tradition of bands like the Bronx and Against Me, Off With Their Heads write songs that invite fist-pumping singalongs. For their Epitaph debut In Desolation, the band has produced a hook filled masterpiece, a record that puts the punk back in punk rock.
    1. Drive
    2. Their Own Medicine
    3. Trying To Breathe
    4. ZZYZX
    5. The Eyes of Death
    6. Old Man
    7. All I Can Do
    8. I Need You
    9. Spare Time
    10. I Just Want You To Know
    11. My Episodes
    12. Clear The Air
    Off With Their Heads
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    Home

    Off With Their Heads were signed to Epitaph after label head (and Bad Religion cofounder) Brett Gurewitz dubbed them "the best punk band going right now." Since their 2010 debut, the band have been winning converts opening for such iconic artists as Bad Religion, The Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, Less Than Jake and Dropkick Murphys. In Desolation won glowing press, such as Absolute Punk's description of "a walloping 34-minutes of Midwestern-bred punk rock with a dose of Descendentslike melody...plenty of gritty honesty and good-natured humor, like a punk rock Fresh Prince." The band has been on the road virtually non- stop, inspiring spirited singalongs, celebratory beer throwing and additional good
    natured chaos. Now comes Home, chronicling the massive development of frontman Ryan Young's songwriting, and the new sonics that producer Bill Stevenson of the Descendents brings to the band's sound. For their many fans, this is more of what they want; for the waiting fans of Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! and great punk rock, this is the album to discover. This LP comes with a CD of the full album.
    1. Start Walking
    2. Shirts
    3. Nightlife
    4. Focus On Your Own Family
    5. Altar Boy
    6. Don't Make Me Go
    7. Come Find Me
    8. Janie
    9. Seek Advice Elsewhere
    10. Always Alone
    11. Stolen Away
    12. Take Me Out
    Off With Their Heads
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    Rage Against the Machine's long-awaited follow up to their 1993 self-titled debut was well worth the wait as its brand of revolutionary rap/protest metal has never been matched elsewhere. Tom Morello again sets the pace here with his guitar wizardry while Zach De La Rocha assaults his subjects with rage and resolve. The results are both profound and just plain powerful. Evil Empire debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, Bulls on Parade and People of the Sun received Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and Tire Me took home the 1996 Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.

    1. People of the Sun
    2. Bulls on Parade
    3. Vietnow
    4. Revolver
    5. Snakecharmer
    6. Tire Me
    7. Down Rodeo
    8. Without a Face
    9. Wind Below
    10. Roll Right
    11. Year of tha Boomerang
    Rage Against The Machine
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    District Line

    Guitarist/singer/songwriter Mould returns to form as a solo artist on his Anti debut. District Line combines the fire of his earliest work in Husker Du, the accessibility of his alternative rock, genre-defining trio Sugar, and the introspection found in his solo releases. He describes it as stories of my simple life in a complicated town, that being his adopted city of Washington, DC. Working with Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, Mould has returned to the live band sound of Husker Du and Sugar to kick out ten songs that sound as youthful, energized, and immediate as anything he has ever recorded. This is a full on rock 'n' roll record, featuring members of Fugazi, and will appeal to fans of that band, as well as new fans raised on Alkaline Trio and Against Me.
    1. Stupid Now
    2. Who Needs To Dream?
    3. Again and Again
    4. Old Highs New Lows
    5. Return to Dust
    6. The Silence Between Us
    7. Shelter Me
    8. Very Temporary
    9. Miniature Parade
    10. Walls In Time
    Bob Mould
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