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La FuturaLa Futura, the first new studio album from ZZ Top in nine years, is set for release on American Recordings. The album harkens back to the hallmark raw sound of the band's formative years and will, inevitably, be considered a return to form on multiple levels. Produced by Rick Rubin and Billy Gibbons, the album finds the legendary group infusing their newly recorded work with the electric blues/roots approach that typified ZZ Top's earliest work while, at the same time, reaching for new sonic horizons. At its fundament, this is the incarnation of the band whose influence resonates today with such artists as The Black Keys, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age and many others.
The fact that the new album's title is in Spanish is a nod to an early ZZ Top tradition manifested in the titles of some of the band's earliest albums including Tres Hombres, Fandango!, El Loco and DegÜello. Known for decades by the sobriquet "That Little Ol' Band From Texas," ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards in 2004 and has maintained a very active international and domestic touring schedule over the intervening years. They signed to American Recordings a few years ago and have been working on what would become La Futura in spurts since then.1. I Gotsta Get Paid
4. Over You
5. Heartache In Blue
6. I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You
7. Flyin' High
8. It's Too Easy Manana
9. Big Shiny Nine
10. Have A Little Mercy$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
PerfectamundoPerfectamundo, the debut solo album from Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
inductee, is a blend of Blues, Jazz, Latin and Rock, as Gibbons explores songs with a new backing band, The
BFG's, who are a handpicked group of musicians selected for this unique outing. The album itself was inspired by
Billy's early influence of Cuban Jazz and studying Latin percussion with Tito Puente at an early age, along with
being invited to the Havana Jazz Festival.1. Got Love If You Want It
2. Treat Her Right
3. You're What's Happenin', Baby
4. Sal Y Pimiento
5. Pickin' Up Chicks On Dowling Street
6. Hombre Sin Nombre
7. Quiero Mas Dinero
8. Baby Please Don't Go
9. Piedras Negras
11. Q-Vo$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The DrifterA new album from Mike Flanigin featuring a who's who of Texas music greats: Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Reverend Gean West & The Relatives.1. The Devil Beats His Wife
2. Fit to be Tied ft. Alejandro Escovedo
3. The Drifter ft. Billy Gibbons
4. All Nite Long ft. Jimmie Vaughan
5. From the Dust
6. Nina ft. Kat Edmonson
7. Stop the World ft. Gary Clark Jr.
8. Tryin' to Make My Way Back Home ft. Reverend Gean West
9. One Little Heart ft. Kat Edmonson
10. This Life$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Complete CollectionLegendary Psychedelic Blues Classic originally released in 1968. Features pre-Z.Z. Top Billy Gibbons! Compiled with and completely endorsed by Billy Gibbons
Packed in a beautiful slipcase with a lavishly illustrated and annotated 52 page booklet.
This 2 LP release contains their original album
"Flash" in its entirety plus a second album comprised of alternate tracks and previously unreleased songs. Booklet features essays and a treasure trove of photos and ephemera.
The LP is 2 discs in a gatefold sleeve on 140 Gram vinyl. The music they had made lasts to this day, and in many ways sounds as new now as the day it was recorded. And while moving sidewalks may not have been the wave of the future, The Moving Sidewalks surely were.LP1 - Flash
2. Scoun Da Be
3. You Make Me Shake
4. You Don't Know The Life
5. Pluto-Sept. 31st
6. No Good To Cry
7. Crimson Witch
8. Joe Blues
LP2 - Non LP Singles & Unreleased Tracks
1. 99th Floor
2. What Are You Going To Do
3. What Are You Going To Do
4. Need Me
5. Every Night A New Surprise (Ames)
6. Every Night A New Surprise (Ames)
7. I Want To Hold Your Hand
8. I Want To Hold Your Hand
10. I Want To Hold Your Hand
11. Stay Away
12. Stay Away
13. Headin' Out
14. Billy Gibbons & The Fanatics
15. The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons) - 99th Floor
16. The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons) - Stay Away
17. The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons) - 99th Floor$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood BowlRecorded at the Hollywood Bowl in LA in 2016, the show is a 50 year celebration of Jeff Beck. Illustrious career
highlighted with songs from The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and his solo career. Jeff is a 7 time Grammy winner
and named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Billy Gibbons, Buddy
Guy, Steven Tyler, Jan Hammer and more perform with Jeff playing his classics and covers including The Beatles
"A Day In The Life" and Prince's "Purple Rain".1. The Revolution Will Be Televised [Live]
2. Over Under Sideways Down [Live]
3. Heart Full Of Soul [Live]
4. For Your Love [Live]
5. Beck's Bolero [Live]
6. Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew [Live]
7. Freeway Jam [Live]
8. You Never Know [Live]
9. Cause We've Ended As Lovers [Live]
10. Star Cycle [Live] 11.Blue Wind [Live]
12. Big Block [Live]
13. I'd Rather Go Blind [Live]
14. Let Me Love You [Live]
15. Live In The Dark [Live]
16. Scared For The Children [Live]
17. Rough Boy [Live]
18. Train Kept A-Rollin' [Live]
19. Shapes Of Things [Live]
20. A Day In The Life [Live]$55.99Vinyl LP + DVD - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Metal XmasRevised and updated for 2010 with 4 new tracks, "We Wish You A Metal Xmas & A Headbanging New Year" is the all hard rock and metal compilation of everyone's favorite holiday songs which features the likes of Dave Grohl (Them Crooked Vultures), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), George Lynch (Dokken) and more! The 2010 edition features 4 new recordings featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Doro Pesch, Steve "Lips" Kudlow (Anvil) & other metal greats!1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. Run Rudolph Run
3. Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Silver Bells
6. Little Drummer Boy
7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
8. Silent Night
9. Deck The Halls
10. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
11. Rocking Round The Xmas Tree
12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
13. O Christmas Tree
14. Auld Lang Syne
15. Frosty The Snowman
16. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Step BackBlues legend Johnny Winter will release a new studio album, Step Back, via Megaforce Records. The album, the followup to 2011's Roots, will find Winter exploring a more aggressive vintage-blues style.
The album also will feature a host of special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, Leslie West, Brian Setzer and Joe Bonnamassa.
"If there's good people, other good musicians, people enjoy it. I just love it, Winter says. [Step Back] is just to bring it to the people of today who haven't listened to the old music. It's better than anything they hear today.
Produced by Winter's guitarist, Paul Nelson, Step Back opens with "Unchain My Heart," which features Winter and his band joined by the Blues Brothers horns. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons is featured on "Where Can You Be."
"I never had the opportunity to jam with him [in the Sixties and Seventies]," Gibbons says. "I was content to remain in awe and admiration."
"If it weren't for Johnny Winter, I would have never picked up the guitar," adds Aerosmith's Joe Perry, who joins Winter on Lightnin' Hopkins' "Mojo Hand."
Other highlights include Winter's guitar and vocal trade-offs with Harper on Willie Dixon's "Can't Hold Out (Talk to Me Baby)," Winter and Clapton's rendition of Bobby Bland's "Don't Want No Woman" and Winter and Dr. John honoring Fats Domino with "Blue Monday."
"When you hear that sound come out of that Firebird guitar, you know it can be the one and only Johnny Winter," says Setzer, who is featured on Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Okie Dokie Stomp."
- Jackson Maxwell (Guitar World)1. Unchain My Heart - Johnny Winter
2. Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) - Johnny Winter with Ben Harper
3. Don't Want No Woman - Johnny Winter with Eric Clapton
4. Killing Floor - Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson
5. Who Do You Love - Johnny Winter
6. Okie Dokie Stomp - Johnny Winter with Brian Setzer
7. Where Can You Be - Johnny Winter with Billy Gibbons
8. Sweet Sixteen - Johnny Winter with Joe Bonamassa
9. Death Letter -Johnny Winter
10. My Babe - Johnny Winter with Jason Ricci
11. Long Tall Sally - Johnny Winter with Leslie West
12. Mojo Hand - Johnny Winter with Joe Perry
13. Blue Monday - Johnny Winter with Dr. John$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5042xBooker T. & The MG's
Soul DressingFollowing up their smash debut album Green Onions, 1965s Soul Dressing keeps the MGs party going in fine fashion. From the first smack of Al Jacksons crisp-as-a-potato-chip snare attack, the groove never lets up on these 12 original tracks. Guitarists will want to pay special attention to Steve Croppers aggressive, proto-fuzz/funk Telecastering (as surely, Jimi Hendrix, Ernie Isley and Billy Gibbons were all doing at the time). Add to that mix the cooking organ and high-voltage electric piano of Booker T. and rock salt-steady bass lines of original MG bassist Lewie Steinberg and youll have a dressing fit for any occasion. Hungry yet?
Want to mix up this dressing at home? First, youll need to pick up the original, done-to-perfection Stax Records analog master tapes. While stirring steadily, add a high-definition dose of the freshest vinyl available. Bake at 33 1/3 degrees until done to high glossy finish. Serve in the original, full color artwork and, PLEASE, no MSG, just BT&MG!!!1. Soul Dressing
3. Big Train
5. Aw' Mercy
7. Night Owl Walk
8. Chinese Checkers
9. Home Grown
10. Mercy Mercy
11. Plum Nellie
12. Can't Be Still$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lullabies To ParalyzeImport
In 2005 Josh Homme, eleven multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes and band members Van Leeuwen and Castillo recorded the Queens' fourth studio album 'Lullabies to Paralyze'. On this record Homme's voice blends into the band's sound as all the instruments bleed together as one, creating a hypnotic force that finds endless, fascinating variations of a seemingly simple sound. The result: an addictive album that begs listeners to get lost in its ever-shifting moods and slyly sinister sensuality. The record features the appearance of several guests, most notably ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and of course the sensational Mark Lanegan. The record debuted at number 5 in the Billboard Music Chart, the greatest initial success of any Queens Of The Stone Age record to date.Record 1
1. This Lullaby
3. Everybody Know
4. Tangled Up In Plaid
5. Burn The Witch
6. In My Head
7. Little Sister
8. I Never Came
9. Someone's In The Wolf
10. The Blood Is Love
1. Skin On Skin
2. Broken Box
3. You Got A Killer Scene There, Man...
4. Long Slow Good
5. Like A Drug - Side 2. Etched Side$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Awaiting Repress)In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of "For Your Love", "Beck's Bolero", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", "Big Block", "Over Under Sideways Down", "A Day In The Life", "Blue Wind", and more. The night also included a legendary list of special guests including Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy and concluded with a group encore of "Purple Rain" in honor of Prince.LP 1
1. The Revolution Will Be Televised (feat. Rosie Bones) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
2. Over Under Sideways Down (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O'Keefe) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
3. Heart Full Of Soul (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O'Keefe (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
4. For Your Love (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O'Keefe (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
5. Beck's Bolero (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
6. Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew(feat. Jimmy Hall) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
7. Freeway Jam (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
8. You Never Know(feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
9. Cause We've Ended As Lovers (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
1. Star Cycle (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
2. Blue Wind (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
3. Big Block (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
4. I'd Rather Go Blind (feat. Beth Hart & Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
5. Let Me Love You (feat. Buddy Guy) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
6. Live In The Dark (feat. Rosie Bones) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
1. Scared For The Children (feat. Rosie Bones) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
2. Rough Boy (feat. Billy Gibbons) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
3. Train Kept A-Rollin' (feat. Steven Tyler) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
4. Shapes Of Things (feat. Steven Tyler) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
5. A Day In The Life (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
6. Purple Rain (feat. Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Rosie Bones, Jimmy Hall & Steven Tyler) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]$44.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Paranormal"Paranormal" is Alice Coopers 20th studio album, his first album of original material in six years. It's a weird and wonderful collection of guitar-driven delights and produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple), and featuring guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members. "Paranormal" is full of surprises and riveting turns.
In keeping with his passion for the unexpected, the singer decided to steer clear of writing another concept album like 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," and focused on creating an explosive collection of unforgettable standalone songs. On "Paranormal", Alice Cooper and Bob Ezrin go back to their roots and create the raw garage sound that fans loved and still love. With the beloved sound of Cooper's early days, fans will feel like they're taken back straight to the 70s.
Perhaps the biggest surprise on "Paranormal" is the historic two-song mini-reunion with his former bandmates, guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith. The two songs, "Genuine American Girl" and the Who-inspired "You and All Your Friends" stand out, as in their iconic sound being instantly recognizable.1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
10. The Sound of A
11. Genuine American Girl
12. You And All Of Your Friends$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-PRO-5765xSupersonic Blues Machine
CalifornisoulCALIFORNISOUL! That's exactly what it is. It's the missing soundtrack to a summertime drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1971! Fabrizio Grossi explains. The album picks up right where the band left off on their well-received debut record, 'West of Flushing, South of Frisco'. Californisoul is all about great songs. Cry is a soul-searching, simmering piece of poetry and Lance Lopez preaches it in the most righteous way. I Am Done Missing You is another number that reaches down deep with a message that will resonate with both spurned lovers and those who have left their bad habits and way in the past. This Is Love could be the lovechild of Bob Marley and War with some stinging guitar action spread on top. Blues, rock, reggae, soul, it's all here in a joyous abundance and a celebration of life. That's the nature of Californisoul. Guests on the album include Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales and Walter Trout. Fabrizio adds, Lots of people have been saying to me 'why does Supersonic Blues Machine always bring guests around? You guys can stand your own ground', and there are three answers to that: 1) we're all super friends and we're having a blast, 2) most of them don't give lessons and for us this is the only way to learn their secret ways and 3) because of the inspiration and the challenge they bring to the table!LP 1
1. I Am Done Missing You
2. Somebody's Fool (feat. Robben Ford)
4. Broken Heart (feat. Billy F. Gibbons)
5. Bad Boys
6. Elevate (feat. Eric Gales)
7. The One
1. Hard Times (feat. Steve Lukather)
3. The Stranger
4. What's Wrong (feat. Walter Trout)
5. Thank You
6. This Is Love$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs (Box Set)
Includes Five Studio Albums Pressed On Heavyweight 180-Gram Vinyl
Presented In A Box The Design Of Which Has Been Inspired By The Custom Suits Made For Guitarist Billy F Gibbons' By Hollywood's Jaime Castaneda AKA "Jaime The Tailor"
Features Audio Sourced From The Original Masters
Artwork Faithfully Reproduces The Original Releases
Shipping On Or Around 6/01/18
ZZ TOP is set to dish out a second heaping helping of analog goodness with the sequel to its previous vinyl set. On the menu this time around are the albums that made That Little Ol' Band From Texas global superstars during the 1980s. The collection includes five studio albums pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, presented in a box the design of which has been inspired by the custom suits made for guitarist Billy F Gibbons' by Hollywood's Jaime Castaneda a/k/a Jaime The Tailor.
CINCO: THE SECOND FIVE LPs is set for release via Warner Bros. Records. Each album features audio sourced from the original masters and boasts artwork that faithfully reproduces the original releases.
Between 1979 and 1990, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard released five groundbreaking and earth-shaking albums including DegÜello, El Loco, Eliminator, Afterburner and Recycler.
The new collection picks up where the previous set left off, beginning with the band's 1979 release DegÜello. A certified-platinum success, it was the trio's fourth consecutive album to be certified gold or better. The record features several standout songs that remain fan favorites, like Cheap Sunglasses, I Thank You and I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide.
El Loco followed in 1981 and featured radio staples like Tube Snake Boogie and Pearl Necklace. Certified gold, the album also was a turning point for the band's sound, introducing cutting-edge contemporary technology into the mix for the first time. Electronica gets its due on ZZ TOP's eighth studio album Eliminator. It went on to become the best-selling record of the band's career so far. One of the few albums ever to have received Diamond Certification from the RIAA in recognition of album sales in excess of 10 million units -- in the U.S. alone. Songs like Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, Got Me Under Pressure and Give Me All Your Lovin' were all massive hits on radio and MTV.
The band's popularity continued to soar with the 1985 release of Afterburner. Certified five-times platinum in America, it includes hits like Rough Boy, Velcro Fly and Sleeping Bag. The final album featured in the new vinyl collection is Recycler. Released in 1990, it achieved platinum status on the strength of a trio of hit singles: Doubleback, (as heard on the soundtrack to the film Back To The Future III in which ZZ Top played a version of themselves from the past, Concrete And Steel and My Head's In Mississippi.
Featuring the following albums:
LP 1: DegÜello
- DegÜello (1979)
- El Loco (1981)
- Eliminator (1983)
- Afterburner (1985)
- Recycler (1990)
1. I Thank You
2. She Loves My Automobile
3. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
4. A Fool For Your Stockings
5. Manic Mechanic
6. Dust My Broom
7. Lowdown In The Street
8. Hi Fi Mama
9. Cheap Sunglasses
10. Esther Be The One
LP 2: El Loco
1. Tube Snake Boogie
2. I Wanna Drive You Home
3. Ten Foot Pole
5. Don't Tease Me
6. It's So Hard
7. Pearl Necklace
8. Groovy Little Hippie Pad
9. Heaven, Hell Or Houston
10. Party On The Patio
LP 3: Eliminator
1. Gimme All Your Lovin
2. Got Me Under Pressure
3. Sharp Dressed Man
4. I Need You Tonight
5. I Got The Six
8. TV Dinners
9. Dirty Dog
10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
11. Bad Girl
LP 4: Afterburner
1. Sleeping Bag
3. Woke Up With Wood
4. Rough Boy
5. Can't Stop Rockin'
6. Planet Of Women
7. I Got The Message
8. Velcro Fly
9. Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury)
LP 5: Recycler
1. Concrete And Steel
3. Penthouse Eyes
4. Tell It
5. My Head's In Mississippi
6. Decision Or Collision
7. Give It Up
8. 2000 Blues
9. Burger Man
10. Doubleback$114.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
- DegÜello (1979)
Freddy King Goes Surfin'Pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) and Sourced From the Original King/Federal Analog Tapes
Syd Nathan, impresario of Cincinnati's King Records, was the epitome of the old-school indie record label owner. Always hustling, Nathan regularly beat the odds to release hit after hit in multiple genres. He'd try anything if he thought it might work, or more precisely, if he thought it would make money. After issuing the hit album Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, Syd sensed untapped potential in the LP. Inspired by the West Coast surf scene, he conjured a little marketing magic...GET A NEW COVER WITH SOME SURF KIDS! THROW SOME CROWD NOISE OVER TRACKS SO IT SOUNDS "LIVE"! CALL IT...ERR...FREDDY KING GOES SURFIN'! PRESS IT AND HAVE IT ON THE SHELVES BY NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!
While it may not have happened EXACTLY like that, King Records did release the album containing the very same songs (in precisely the same running order) as Let's Hide Away...with crowd noise dubbed over the music. And it WORKED! Fellow Lone Star blues maven Billy F. Gibbons later picked it as one of his Top Ten Favorite Blues Albums of All Time. Sundazed is proud to present Freddy King Goes Surfin' in magnificent mono fidelity. Cowabunga!1. Hide Away
4. Side Tracked
5. The Stumble
6. Wash Out
8. Just Pickin'
9. Heads Up
10. In The Open
11. Out Front
12. Swooshy$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
By A ThreadWith over 1,000,000 Gov't Mule albums sold to date and over 2,000,000 downloads sold through Mule.net,
Gov't Mule is one of the most successful and respected bands in the world. Once lauded by Rolling Stone for successfully bringing the classic power-trio sound of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience into the 21st century - the band has completed work on 'By A Thread'. Their first studio album in three years.
Recorded largely at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio in 2009, the album's origins are apparent from the first track, "Broke Down On The Brazos," named after the nearby river, with a deep Texas stomp for the backbeat and featuring the trademark guitar-work of ZZ Top founder Billy Gibbons. Perhaps less descriptively named,
"Steppin' Lightly" is another burner, set off by the soulful vocals and mind-bending guitar work of Haynes, who proves anew why Rolling Stone named him one of the Top 25 guitarists of all time.
Other highlights include the lament "Railroad Boy," informed by both Celtic tradition and the Mississippi Delta; the expansive psych-rock of 'Monday Mourning Meltdown"; and the optimistic 'Frozen Fear," with
its lush harmony and even a hint of rocksteady skank. In recent months, Haynes has been spectacularly busy in his other dual roles as guitarist and singer for The Allman Brothers, who recently wrapped an epic stand 15 night stand at NYC's Beacon, and The Dead, where he recently drew raves from USA Today:
"Haynes has the toughest role to fill... he did so masterfully."
Gov't Mule tour dates this summer included Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Rothbury Music Festival, The Weesner Amphitheatre in Minneapolis MN, Mile High Music Festival in Denver, CO, Minglewood Music Hall in Memphis, TN, Sloss Furnace in Birmingham AL, The Fillmore in Charlotte NC, Masquerade
Music Park in Atlanta GA, Lincoln Theatre Street Stage in Raleigh NC, Innsbrook Pavilion in Richmond VA, National Harbor Pavilion in Washington DC, Bank of America Pavilion in Boston MA, Ives
Concert Park in Danbury, CT, Rocks The Harbor in Buffalo NY, RiverPlex in Pittsburgh PA, The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ, Party in the Park in Rochester NY.LP1
1. Broke Down On The Brazos
2. Steppin' Lightly
3. Any Open Window
4. Railroad Boy
5. Monday Mourning Meltdown
6. Gordon James
1. Frozen Fear
3. Inside Outside Woman Blues #1
4. Scenes From A Troubled Mind
5. World Wake Up$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-SPI-0176xTyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Tyler Bryant And The ShakedownA Band On The Verge Of Rock N Roll Greatness!
After carving out a fervent fan base and drawing widespread critical applause with their heady, high-voltage brand of guitar-driven rock, shooting from both hip and heart, Nashville's Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown find themselves at the epicenter of an advanced rock 'n' roll adventure that continues to take them around the world, appearing at some of the biggest venues along the way
Starting with a guest spot on AC/DC's 'Rock or Bust' World Tour in 2016, the quartet - Caleb Crosby on drums, Noah Denney on bass and backing vocals, Graham Whitford on guitar and Texas-born Tyler himself on vocals and guitar, a musician immersed in blues music from an early age - have continued to share events and stages with some of rock's most legendary names, including Guns N' Roses, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Deep Purple and ZZ Top.
At the same time as projecting their music into stadiums, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - The Shakedown to friends and fans - have continued to build their name and reputation as a headline act, and indeed it was backstage after a sold-out, bill-topping show in London (June 2017) that the band signed their new deal with Snakefarm Records - the most immediate and exciting result being an 11-track, self-titled studio album set to be the label's inaugural release, with November 3rd locked in as the day of the launch
"So many great things have happened over the past few months," exclaims Caleb, "and it's all just so surreal. I remember seeing that Guns N' Roses were playing two stadium shows in London on June 16th and 17th earlier this year, which are birthdays for Noah and myself, back to back, and I said wouldn't it be amazing if we appeared on both of those shows and we did!"
Rewinding back to 2008, Tyler moved to Nashville by himself at the ripe age of 17 to write songs and form a band. It was here he met Caleb, and together they put together what would become The Shakedown
"The instant we started playing, I knew there was something special," reflects Caleb. "We played our first show a week later and haven't stopped since!"
The next addition to the ranks was Graham Whitford, a young guitarist from Boston, Massachusetts. Introduced to Tyler as the guy who could put him out of a job, it was clear from the start that Whitford was a force to be reckoned with. As soon as Tyler heard him play, he asked him to uproot and move to Nashville to join the band.
All that was needed now was the right bassist: enter Noah Denney, who instantly added a whole new dimension to The Shakedown's sound. As Tyler recalls, "his bass sound scared me and he brought an edge and an attitude to the band that we didn't even know we needed."
2013's 'Wild Child' album announced the quartet's arrival with a bang as they logged time on the road with the likes of Aerosmith, Jeff Beck & ZZ Top, while receiving the endorsement of Guitar World, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Nylon, Interview Magazine and Paste. Taking over TV, they lit up the stage at both Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and AXS Live.
Following the release of 'The Wayside' EP (2015, produced by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell), the boys crisscrossed the country alongside Billy Gibbons & AC/DC on that celebrated 2016 run. April 2017 found them without a label and only a month out from joining Guns N' Roses on a European tour
"We had just decided to self-produce a record completely on our own," says Tyler. "I'll never forget driving home that morning and getting a call from our manager saying, 'You wanna go back to Europe with Guns N Roses?' That was a great kick-start to the first day of tracking."
So they hunkered down and set about writing & recording their second full-length album, with John Fields (Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg) coming on board to handle the mix. Blending a sense of history with a youthful, energetic heartbeat, this anticipated outing features a host of brand new tracks, some of which have become staples of the live set. It also stands as the start of a relationship with the newly-launched Snakefarm label.
Housed within the global infrastructure of Spinefarm Records (a UMG label), the Snakefarm brand will provide a targeted home for international artists, both established and new, from the increasingly buoyant roots rock world - music based on authenticity and emotion, under-pinned by core values and beliefs.
In this respect, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - who can lay claim to a fast-growing international presence, with major UK festivals such as Download, Ramblin' Man and British Summer Time already under their belt, alongside headline shows plus guest appearances with Nashville neighbors The Cadillac Three - are a flagship representation; what's more, in 'Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown' they've delivered a genuine genre-defying labour of love, a varied and infectious statement shot through with passion, pride and a welcome dash of glamour.
"This is the definitive Shakedown record as of now, and that's why we decided it should be self-titled," explains a fired-up Tyler. "It's the definitive Shakedown record due to the fact there were no other cooks in the kitchen. We put so much energy into writing and recording each song. It's not just a guitar album; it's a song album, and I'm proud to hang my hat on this one."
The first single / video, 'Heartland', introduces Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown with a one-two punch of gritty guitars and soulful vocals before slipping into a hypnotic bridge punctuated by airy clean guitars. Tyler sings, "There's a slow beat in the heartland, going down in the quicksand, stack 'em up and watch the cards fall, if it happens to one, then it happens to all".
"It's no secret that there's crazy stuff going on all over the world right now. There's madness all around and people are constantly picking sides. Every night when the Shakedown takes the stage, I'm amazed that music brings people together. Nobody is thinking about what side they're on when they're singing at the top of their lungs next to a complete stranger. I thought maybe through music I could remind myself and our TBSD family that when one person falls, the rest of us do, too. I wanna get together with a bunch of folks and sing that sentiment because it's one I strongly believe in.
Elsewhere, 'Backfire' struts along on a stomping drum groove driven by thick distortion with lyrics "about pulling the short end of the straw and feeling vengeful". Then there's 'Aftershock'. Hinging on hummable riffing, the track simmers at a steady swamp crawl before the Sabbathian refrain.
"That's a tune about feeling the effects of a situation long after it's come and gone.
As Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown spend 2017 lighting up stages with the likes of Guns N' Roses (again), The Who & Alice Cooper - as well as making their first appearance at Rock In Rio - this new album sees them fully realize their vision with a sound that resounds above the bleachers, plus a collective desire to keep the entertainment flag fully unfurled
"I want people to put this on and literally escape," Tyler leaves off. "I hope they feel free. That's what rock 'n' roll makes me feel. You don't have to think about your bills or any of the other things that have the power to bring you down when you've got your fist up in the air, your eyes closed and you're lost in the music. Angus Young told me, 'You've got to make the audience think you're taking them on a journey, and they'll go with you. If you believe it, they will too'. I believe it with this record."1. Heartland
2. Don't Mind The Blood
3. Jealous Me
5. Ramblin' Bones
6. Weak And Weepin'
7. Manipulate Me
8. Easy Target
9. Magnetic Field
11. Into The Black$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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2.Just Got Paid (Gibbons, Bill Ham)
3.Mushmouth Shoutin' (Gibbons, Ham)
4.Ko Ko Blue (Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard)
6.Apologies to Pearly (Gibbons, Hill, Beard, Ham) Instrumental
7.Bar-B-Q (Gibbons, Ham)
8.Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell (Gibbons)
9.Whiskey'n Mama (Gibbons, Hill, Beard, Ham)
10.Down Brownie (Gibbons)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock