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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

    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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  • Transgender Dysphoria Blues Transgender Dysphoria Blues Quick View

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    Transgender Dysphoria Blues

    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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    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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  • 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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  • Evil Empire Evil Empire Quick View

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    Evil Empire

    Import

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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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  • Against The Grain Against The Grain Quick View

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    Against The Grain

    Re-Mastered from the Original ¼ inch Tape

    Featuring the Original Restored Album Artwork with a Printed Inner Sleeve!


    After releasing two albums in 1973 and a live, contract-fulfilling disc in 1974, Gallagher returned rested and recharged in 1975 with a new record label, Chrysalis, and a band with almost three years of hard touring under their belts. With its attention to detail, Against the Grain sounds more practiced and intricate than most of Gallagher's previous studio discs, but still includes some of his most powerful rockers. The supercharged Souped-Up Ford, where Rory howls and wails, with his voice and smoking slide, and All Around Man, an urgent blues rocker that begins with Gallagher screaming and crying together with just his electric guitar until the band kicks in with a stop-start blues rhythm, are two of the definitive moments. Bought and Sold adds congas to the mix to bring a more rootsy and even jazzy feel to Rory's table. But it's on the acoustic tracks where the guitarist and his band really lay into the groove. Gallagher's version of Leadbelly's Out On the Western Plain, with its combination of Indian chords, American Delta folk and cowboy yippee-ki-yay chorus is one of the Irishman's unheralded highlights, and Cross Me Off Your List is affecting in its yearning melody, subtle keyboard and minor key. A playful and forceful romp through Sam and Dave's I Take What I Want shows Gallagher's soul roots. Its well-rounded menu of country, Delta blues, and blues-rock is indicative of his approach; though few of these songs became classics in the guitarist's extensive catalog, they're far more mature and eclectic than most blues-rock bands' best work. --Allmusic.com

    1. Let Me In
    2. Cross Me Off Your List
    3. Ain't Too Good
    4. Souped-Up Ford
    5. Bought And Sold
    6. I Take What I Want
    7. Lost At Sea
    8. All Around Man
    9. Out On The Western Plain
    10. At The Bottom
    Rory Gallagher
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  • 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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  • Unbreakable / Back To Me (7 Single) Unbreakable / Back To Me (7 Single) Quick View

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    Unbreakable / Back To Me (7 Single)

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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 Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Soundtrack Quick View

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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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    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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
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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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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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    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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    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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    Other People's Songs

    Other People's Songs is a collection of eight covers that Kinsella
    recorded this spring in Chicago with trusted producer Neil
    Strauch.


    At first glance, the list of the rock and punk artists whose tracks
    Kinsella tackled -- among them Against Me!, Depeche Mode,
    The Promise Ring, and Lungfish -- might seem at odds with
    the often quieter, lushly arranged music he releases under the
    Owen moniker. But upon closer inspection, one finds the kind of
    excellent songwriting and lyrical wit that are hallmarks of Kinsella's
    own recorded output.


    With the help of female vocalist Sarah Mitchell, as well as
    occasional touches of violin and cello, Kinsella transforms his
    selections in unique and surprising ways. Consider Other People's
    Songs to be Kinsella's carefully curated mixtape of songs he loves
    then and now, from him to you.

    1. Descender (Lungfish)
    2. Girl in a Box (Blake Babies)
    3. Some Kinda Angel (Mojave 3)
    4. Forget Me (The Promise Ring)
    5. Judas (Depeche Mode)
    6. Just Like Them (All)
    7. Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart (Against Me!)
    8. Under the Blanket (The Smoking Popes)
    Owen
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    The Black Market

    "There's a lot of raw emotion on this record," begins Rise Against singer and guitarist Tim McIlrath as he describes the Chicago punks' highly anticipated
    and searing new album, The Black Market on Interscope Records. "It's a raw nerve," he clarifies, "it's going to be a hard thing to ignore."


    These words should not be taken lightly. After 15 years, and six incendiary albums, Rise Against have become one of the most successful, challenging
    and revered punk rock bands on the planet. While selling four million albums globally across their last four releases - with 2011's Endgame debuting at
    number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard charts - they've also always adhered to the idea of music as a vehicle for
    change. In doing so, they've appeared alongside superstars like Adele and Sting on Amnesty International's Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob
    Dylan compilation in 2012, toured with Rage Against The Machine's iconic guitarist Tom Morello, campaigned against gun violence with the Demand A
    Plan organization and advocated the Make It Stop campaign's attempt to raise awareness of LBGT teen suicides and bullying, working closely with "It
    Gets Better." It's important to keep this rich heritage of protest in mind when discussing The Black Market.


    On the one hand, The Black Market was forged like other Rise Against records. Tim McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, guitarist Zach Blair and drummer
    Brandon Barnes recorded it between January and March, 2014, at the Blasting Room Studios, with long-time producers Bill Stevenson and Jason
    Livermore. But something was different this time around.


    The Black Market focuses on the cost of self-awareness. "Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band," says Tim. "We've
    always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me." The intensely melodic strains of "I Don't Want To Be Here
    Anymore" is a case in point - riding a huge chorus and speaking of universal themes of entrapment and escape.


    The Black Market also marks the maturation of Rise Against's sound. The melodic breadth, the impassioned screaming, scissoring guitars, bubbling
    basslines and whipping drums still exist, but other moments have no reference point in their discography.


    The Black Market casts Rise Against's relationship with their own music and social struggle in a stark new light. It may be a raw nerve to behold, but's it's
    also a magnificent one that will surely be felt across the world. It deserves to be.

    1. The Great Die-Off

    2. I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore
    3. Tragedy + Time

    4. The Black Market

    5. The Eco-Terrorist In Me

    6. Sudden Life

    7. A Beautiful Indifference

    8. Methadone

    9. Zero Visibility

    10. Awake Too Long

    11. People Live Here

    12. Bridges
    Rise Against
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    Agitations

    Cobra Skulls have been on an upward trajectory since they sloughed off the shackles of their hometown of Reno, and started bringing their unique musical stylings to the masses back in 2005. Even with two full-lengths and 4 EPs to their credit already, not to mention a brutal tour schedule, the guys haven't let the breakneck pace slow them down.


    Less than a year after their heralded debut release on Fat Wreck Chords, Bringing the War Home, they are set to deliver a follow-up full-length titled Agitations. As has become their calling card, the music on Agitations runs the gamut from rockabilly to folk/punk and hits all points in between. Any discerning listener can pick out hints of The Misfits, Against Me, The Clash, Chuck Berry, and any number of other varied artists in Cobra Skulls' music. The mastery of their craft is in the way they seamlessly blend an array of influences, giving nods to each, yet maintaining an old school punk fabric throughout each song.


    The other hallmark of a Cobra Skulls record is the urgent message they propagate and the content on Agitations is no different. The lyrical themes on the album reflect a passion and vitriol uncommon in today's punk music and serve as an accelerant to the bonfire that is Agitations. All 13 tracks jolt the listeners' ears and conscience with a whiplash like intensity, just as a true punk rock album should.

    1. Six Degrees

    2. Iron Lung

    3. Now You Know

    4. The Mess

    5. On & On

    6. All Drive

    7. Drones

    8. The Mockery

    9. Solastalgia

    10. The Minimum

    11. Hiding

    12. Running Out

    13. Believe
    Cobra Skulls
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    Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham (Book)


    Exclusive 7" Vinyl Record Featuring Rare Unreleased B-Sides From Manchester Orchestra And Minus The Bear


    Ryan is one of the greatest photographers working today." - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)


    "Ryan is an exceptional talent." - Hayley Williams (Paramore)


    Celebrated rock photographer Ryan Russell has announced plans to release his first travel photography book, "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham," via No Sleep Records.


    Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rock's biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham." In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.


    "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham" will also include an exclusive 7" vinyl record featuring rare unreleased B-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear, two bands that Russell has shot extensively over the last several years.


    Ryan is one of those rare photographers that can truly put you at ease while he takes superb and entirely honest photos," says Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. "A master at capturing the most fleeting and candid of moments, we always look forward to working with him so we were extremely honored to be asked to be apart of this project.

    1. Manchester Orchestra - Sure Shot
    2. Minus the Bear - Surf-N-Turf
    Minus The Bear & Manchester Orchestra
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    War On Women

    Baltimore, MD co-ed feminist punk act War On Women have announced their debut full-length, War On Women. Featuring 11 tracks, this S/T record was recently recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage (Against Me!, Coliseum, Lemuria). These new tracks are a natural progression for the band and a little more polished than their previous efforts, while remaining as blistering as ever. Vocalist Shawna Potter has …plenty of material to pull from when it comes to writing lyrics, considering the pervasive sexism in modern America, she commented.


    War On Women formed in 2010 by several veterans of the Baltimore rock scene, including members of AVEC and Liars Academy. Describing their sound as thrash rock meets riot grrrl, War On Women write songs too inventive and too loud to be overshadowed by their equally powerful messages. The band's furious live sets capture all of the brevity and intensity of hardcore punk with another level of lyrical and musical sophistication. War On Women's songs attack sexist attitudes and institutionalized patriarchy women everywhere still face in the 21st century with humor, intelligence, righteous anger and monster riffs.

    1. Servilia
    2. Say It
    3. Meathead
    4. Second Wave Goodbye
    5. Swagger
    6. Roe V. World
    7. Glass Cit
    8. Jordan
    9. Pro-Life?
    10. YouTube Comments
    11. Diana La Cazadora
    War On Women
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    Lights Camera Revolution

    Music On Vinyl are thrilled to unleash the fourth studio album from Venice Beach, L.A. heavyweights Suicidal Tendencies, Lights Camera Revolution (1990).


    Album opener and unmistakable anthem You Can't Bring Me Down - S.T.'s rally against vicious rumours and their notorious ban from playing public places in L.A. - sets the tone for the record, with 'Cyco' Mike Muir's lyrics of social commentary handled with intelligence, humour and a punk rock middle-finger. Lights Camera Revolution boasts the line-up now deemed classic. Suicidal's flirtation with the mainstream (complete with obligatory criticism of 'selling-out') went Gold in the US with over half a million copies sold, and to this day remains an essential record in any Metal or Punk collection.


    For fans of: Anthrax, Metallica, Biohazard and Black Flag.

    1. You Can't Bring Me Down
    2. Lost Again 488
    3. Alone
    4. Lovely
    5. Give It Revolution
    6. Get Whacked
    7. Send Me Your Money
    8. Emotion No. 13
    9. Disco's Out, Murder's In
    10. Go'n Breakdown
    Suicidal Tendencies
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    The Distance Is So Big

    Without a distinguishable understanding of the pop and intensity, a silent video of a Lemuria show would appear to be that of a blistering hardcore trio. To the viewers surprise, turning the audio on they'd find the stage diving mania and screamers are really chanting Maybe I should wear lipstick too or You fit in my skin, softest I've let in as guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella's dynamic, melodic voice guides the unlikely chorus.


    Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you'll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music.


    Releasing their early 7 EPs and splits on drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns' label Art of the Underground, they landed their debut full length Get Better on west coast pop-punk label Asian Man Records. Following their debut, and worked into an ambitious DIY touring schedule, they sprinkled 7 releases around on labels such as Hex, No Idea Records, and Suburban Home. Eventually, they would settle in with the Boston-based Bridge Nine Records with their 2011 sophomore album, Pebble. Pebble received great critical acclaim and was featured with SPIN, RollingStone.com, and countless other magazines and websites.


    Now, Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort The Distance Is So Big on Bridge Nine Records on June 18th. Their most mature and best effort to date, this album was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) earlier this year.

    Michael and Stephen Moon
    Brilliant Dancer
    Clay Baby
    Scienceless
    Paint The Youth
    Dream Eater
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Chihuly
    Bluffing Statistics
    Public Opinion Bath
    Congratulations Sex
    Survivors' Guilt
    Ruby
    Lemuria
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    First Issue

    180 Gram Viny


    Includes Gatefold Jacket, Poster and Stickers!


    In 1976 Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols set the agenda for punk's year zero with 'Anarchy In The UK', a song that summed up the spirit, sound and attitude of the band in one shocking package. Two years later, the Sex Pistols were in tatters, but Rotten was as unsentimental as you'd hope. He reverted to his real name - John Lydon - and set about forming a band whose very identity kicked against press and media manipulation. Featuring bassist Jah Wobble, drummer Jim Walker and guitarist Keith Levene, his new group were Public Image Limited. The public image would be limited.


    PiL were a very distinct prospect from the Pistols, founded with a greater thought for rhythm, and with a sound that turned the page from snarling punk to a more experimental sound fusing rock, dance, folk, ballet, pop and dub. But that's not to say Lydon's new outfit lacked vitriol. 'Public Image' hits out against the notorious British tabloid press, who never gave Lydon an easy ride, and against his own Sex Pistols public image - "You only saw me for the clothes I wore".


    The debut single (and the album that followed) operated as a theme song and a manifesto: " my entrance/My own creation/My grand finale/My goodbye," as the lyrics had it. It is, essentially, the sound of four people letting loose in a studio - and not caring what anyone else thought.

    1. Theme
    2. Religion I
    3. Religion II
    4. Annalisa
    5. Public Image
    6. Low Life
    7. Attack
    8. Fodderstompf
    Public Image L.T.D
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