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BacklashBlack Joe Lewis & the Honeybears has reclaimed their original moniker and announced their fourth full-length album Backlash.
Backlash sees the return to their celebrated take on classic soul and punked-up R&B, though the album is their most stylistically adventurous work so far. Recorded in the band s hometown of Austin, TX, the 10-track album expands their sound by bringing gritty guitar tones and Stax-styled horn sections to intricate, danceable arrangements inspired by the likes of Nile Rodgers. I wanted to go for more of a soul/blues/rock-and-roll sound compared to the last one-the kind of stuff I was doing back in the day, but with the songwriting a little more evolved, notes eponymous frontman Lewis.
The album also confronts the ugly reality of dealing with the backlash from the things you ve done in the past, delivering a host of songs rooted in regret but steeped in a defiant spirit. Bombastic but nuanced, Backlash ultimately unfolds as an album both joyfully chaotic and intensely cathartic.
- Troy Michael (Innocent Words)1. Flash Eyed
2. Sexual Tension
4. Nature's Natural
5. Lips of a Loser
7. Freakin' Out
8. Shadow People
11. Maroon$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Just awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the U.K.'s prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, bluesrock guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa is set to release his tenth full-length solo album, BLACK ROCK, on March 22, 2010. This album was recorded at, and named for, Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece. "With this album, we wanted to explore a 'world' feeling, and this was the inspiration behind going to record in Greece and using some of the best Greek musicians to add a little flavor to a couple of the tracks. But it's by no means a 'world' album. We wanted Joe's usual youthful and energetic tones to play alongside the worldly vibes of the Greek bouzouki and clarino," said producer Kevin Shirley. Bonamassa says, "It was the kind of record Kevin and I wanted to make. We needed to rock again a bit like on my first album. I wrote the whole thing there." Also Joe signed up Blues legend B.B. King for a duet on his new album. The song they perform together is a rendition of the Willie Nelson-penned song, "Night Life," which appeared on King's 1967 album BLUES IS KING. Shirley says about the experience, "This is a rollicking Stonesy-vibe version of the Willie Nelson song on which B.B. King duets with Joe, both vocally and on his famous Lucille guitar. What a joy and an honor to work with the legend who is possibly the pivot point and unifying musician between Blues and Rock." Other tracks appearing on BLACK ROCK include Jeff Beck's "Spanish Boots," Leonard Cohen's poetic "Bird On A Wire," Otis Rush's "Three Times A Fool," Bobby Parker's "Steal Your Heart Away," Blind Boy Fuller's "Baby, You Gotta Change Your Mind," John Hiatt's "I Know A Place," and James Clark's "Look Over Yonders Wall," as well as the originals "When The Fire Hits The Sea," "Quarryman's Lament," "Wandering Earth," "Athens To Athens," and "Blue and Evil."1. Steal Your Heart Away (Bobby Parker)
2. I Know A Place (John Hiatt)
3. When The Fire Hits The Sea (Joe Bonamassa)
4. Quarryman's Lament (Joe Bonamassa)
5. Spanish Boots (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood)
6. Bird On A Wire(Leonard Cohen)
7. Three Times A Fool (Otis Rush)
8. Night Life (Willie Nelson, Walter Breeland, and Paul Buskirk)
***WITH SPECIAL GUEST BB KING***
9. Wandering Earth (Joe Bonamassa)
10. Look Over Yonders Wall (James Clark)
11. Athens To Athens (Joe Bonamassa)
12. Blue And Evil (Joe Bonamassa)
13. Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind (Blind Boy
Fuller)$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black WhipClassy jazz/funk guitarist and his band with covers by McCartney, Elton John, Leon Russell and his original compositions. Originally released in 1973. Limited pressing.1. Black Whip
2. My Love
5. Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
6. Crank Me Up$31.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album
Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's title
track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul's tribute to his recently
deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market an audiophile first
time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!1. Black Market
2. Cannon Ball
4. Elegant People
5. Three Clowns
6. Barbary Coast
7. Herandnu$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of their era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Despite many personnel changes over its 16 year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guidance of Joe Zawinul.
Bandmembers Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all played the bands of Miles Davis and at first Weather Report was a direct extension of Miles' 'In A Silent Way'/ 'Bitches Brew' period.
But when bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of 'Black Market'.
This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as world fusion.1. BLACK MARKET 06:30
2. CANNON BALL 04:35
3. GIBRALTAR 07:45
1. ELEGANT PEOPLE 05:02
2. THREE CLOWNS 03:14
3. BARBARY COAST 03:05
4. HERANDNU 06:35$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Beauty28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")
Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews
Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)
Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)
Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)
Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.
It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?
It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?
For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.
On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.
-Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)1. Young & Able
2. Midnight Sun
3. Can't Find It
4. Walk Right In
6. Beep Beep
7. Stay Away
8. Lonely Pigs
9. See Myself In You
10. Product Of The Times$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-JRA-2489xBeth Hart/Joe Bonamassa
Black Coffee (Awaiting Repress)
180 Gram Red Colored Vinyl
It's been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and #1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was
released by singer-songwriter Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee -
another collection of scorching interpretations of ten soul gems that pair Hart's breathtaking vocals and Joe's
masterfully expressive playing. Featuring songs made famous by; Ray Charles, Etta James, Lucinda Williams and
more. 180g red vinyl and contains an exclusive bonus track.1. Give it Everything You Got
2. Damn Your Eyes
3. Black Coffee
4. Lullaby Of The Leaves
5. Why Don't You Do Right
7. Sitting On Top Of the World
9. Soul On Fire
10. Come Rain Or Come Shine$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Man In Black180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl
Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering
Features Rare Studio Photo From The Columbia Archives In The Gatefold Art
In 1971 after a plethora of chart topping albums, a treasure trove of smash singles and a top rated t.v. show, Johnny Cash put together one of his finest albums ever with his masterpiece "Man In Black." Recorded in Nashville, TN, Cash wrote and sang some of his most personal and thought provoking songs from the era with such a conviction that he would forever be known as "The Man In Black."
The "Man In Black" Lp features not only the amazing hit title track, but another top hit with the stellar "The Preacher Said "Jesus Said" featuring the great Billy Graham. More favorites like "Ned Kelly", the heart wrenching "Dear Mrs." as well as his tribute to the brave military with "Singin' In Viet Nam Talkin' Blues" all made this album the more introspective and top charter album that to this day is still loved by millions.
In honor of The Man, the Music, the Legend, The Man In Black, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Johnny Cash classic Man In Black.
As another classic installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its true audiophile glory. Mastered impeccably by long time fan and Johnny Cash reissue producer Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Man In Black will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Johnny Cash fans everywhere.
For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the original LP cover elements as well as a rare studio photo of the legend in the inside gatefold art from the Sony Music Archives.
Johnny Cash .Man In Black .A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release . first time gatefold cover ..is now an audiophile translucent blue vinyl dream come true .From your friends at Friday Music .1. The Preacher Said, "Jesus Said" (with Billy Graham)
2. Orphan Of The Road
3. You've Got A New Light Shining In Your Eyes
4. If Not For Love
5. Man In Black
6. Singin' In Viet Nam Talkin' Blues
7. Ned Kelly
8. Look For Me (with June Carter Cash)
9. Dear Mrs.
10. I Talk To Jesus Every Day (with June Carter Cash)$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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
9. Zero Visibility
10. Awake Too Long
11. People Live Here
12. Bridges$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Black Light Bacchanalia (Awaiting Repress)Limited Edition
Great over the top LP Box set
Their first new album since 2006 features 11 brand new songs.
Book in LP format with the complete history of Virgin Steele written by David DeFeis.
Extra-large full-color poster.
All LPs come in printed inner sleeves.
Comprising David DeFeis (vocals, keyboards), Jack Starr (guitar), Joe O`Reilly (bass) and Joey Ayvazian (drums), US rock band Virgin Steele were always likely to appeal to heavy metal purists. Like Manowar, they eschewed any considerations of subtlety in favour of excess - be it in musicianship or stage appearance. The band made its debut for Music For Nations in 1983, the first record to be released on that increasingly dominant independent, with a self-titled collection that established their modus operandi. It also brought them considerable acclaim in the heavy metal press. Over subsequent albums, however, Virgin Steele became subject to internal rifts, with Jack Starr opting for a solo career in 1984.LP 1
1. By The Hammer Of Zeus(And The Wrecking Ball Of Thor)
2. Pagan Heart
1. The Bread Of Wickedness
2. In A Dream Of Fire
01. Nepenthe (I Live Tomorrow)
02. The Orpheus Taboo
1. To Crown Them With Halos (Parts 1 & 2)
2. The Black Light Bacchanalia (The Age That Is To Come)
1. The Tortures Of The Damned
2. Necropolis (He Answers Them With Death)
1. Eternal Regret
2. When I'm Silent(Bonus Track)$49.99Vinyl LP + Book - 3 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Black Rose: A Rock Legend (Awaiting Repress)Recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to their mega successful Live And Dangerous, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and new guitar sensation Gary Moore forged ahead once again with their trademark hard rock sound and continued their assault on audiences worldwide with Black Rose: A Rock Legend.
With the powerful drum entrance of Brian Downey, the opener Do Anything You Want To kicks the album into full gear. Featuring the dual lead guitars of Scott Gorham and Gary Moore, known for creating some of the finest and most familiar guitar riffs in music history, they continue their legendary style with this metal anthem. Phil Lynott's vocal and bass attack notched up another career defining song as well, which served the band well for years and has truly been one of their most revered tunes.
Seven more incredible performances from these rock and roll warriors continue to thrill the listener including more Phil Lynott hard rock classics like Waiting For An Alibi and the stellar With Love. More rockers flow like the funk infused Got To Give It Up and the punk metal feel of Toughest Street In Town. Even the heartwarming ballad My Sarah, which showcases a softer side of Lynott's writing and vocal ability, truly made this album a fan favorite for years to come. The incredible album closer Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend truly emphasizes the band's love for their homeland of Ireland and pays tribute to their heritage in a hard rock Celtic performance never to be duplicated on wax ever again.
Tragically, we lost the musical genius Phil Lynott in 1986 and more recently the passing of guitar legend Gary Moore. This was their first collaboration together as members of Thin Lizzy, and with the impeccable musicianship of Scott Gorham and Brian Downey all delivering the goods, Black Rose: A Rock Legend is considered one of their greatest achievements in their enduring album catalog.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Music tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood with Ron McMaster, Friday Music is very honored and enthusiastic to welcome back the much heralded Thin Lizzy classic Black Rose: A Rock Legend for the first time on 180g audiophile vinyl in North America.
To make this more of a treasure for your limited edition Thin Lizzy collection, Friday is also including a first time gatefold cover which features the original album cover art as well as the original photos and artwork included in the album inner sleeve not seen in years. As usual, they will include a poly sleeve to protect your hard rockin' audiophile vinyl and a poly bag to preserve your very cool album cover.1. Do Anything You Want To
2. Toughest Street In Town
3. S & M
4. Waiting For An Alibi
5. My Sarah
6. Got To Give It Up
7. Get Out Of Here
8. With Love
9. Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Black Mirror - Nosedive (Music From The Original TV Series)Deutsche Grammophon will release a soundtrack album for the Black Mirror episode Nosedive. Max Richter (The Leftovers, Waltz with Bashir, Miss Sloane, Disconnect, Testament of Youth) has composed the episode's original music. The Nosedive episode is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Hanna) and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton and Cherry Jones. The episode is written by co-written by Rashida Jones & Mike Schur and has been described as a social satire about identity in the social media age.
- filmmusicreporter.com1. On Reflection
2. Dopamine 1
3. The Sorrows of Young Lace
4. Dopamine 2
5. The Journey, Not the Destination
7. The Consolations of Philosophy$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Condolences (Gray w/Black Splatter)Pressed On Gray Vinyl With Black Splatter
A grimly glamorous ghoul who first slithered from the cobwebbed shadows of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early 90s, WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly established himself as the world's premier purveyor of balls-out horror punk insanity. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, he has been one of rock's most prolific protagonists, spreading his credo of grave-robbing rock 'n' roll and Hallowe'en debauchery around the globe and unleashing a seemingly endless stream of blood-spattered albums and EPs.
"All my favorite stuff, like KISS and ALICE COOPER and TWISTED SISTER, those guys set the bar pretty high," he states. "I always wanted to do something in the worlds of those bands. That's the blueprint. It had to be as outrageous and crazy as that and I wanted to be on someone's wall one day and have their parents say 'Oh my god, what is that?' The formula's still there from when I started doing it as a kid and started wanting to be in a band. It's just GI Joe and Dracula!"
After several years of sharpening his creative teeth, WEDNESDAY 13 emerged from the fetid crypt of obscurity with his band FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13, those masters of snotty schlock rock that released an astonishing five studio albums and six EPs between 1996 and 2002. Always the leader of the revolting pack, WEDNESDAY 13 then became a bona fide international rock star as frontman for the MURDERDOLLS, his collaboration with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. The band took the world by storm, with Europe and the UK, in particular, succumbing to the feral charms of 2002 debut album, »Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls«; a raucous eruption of big tunes and bad attitude that noisily redefined the horror punk genre. After MURDERDOLLS went on an extended hiatus in 2004, WEDNESDAY 13 embarked on a widely lauded solo career that again provided him with an outlet for his relentless outpouring of fiendish musical and lyrical ideas. Albums like »Transylvania 90210« (released by Roadrunner in 2005), »Fang Bang« and »Skeletons« all cemented our pallid hero's reputation as the bastard son of ALICE COOPER and THE MISFITS, while his outlaw country project, BOURBON CROW and one-off glam metal vehicle, GUNFIRE 76 proved that he had sufficient versatility to survive outside the graveyard and abattoir.
MURDERDOLLS reconvened in 2010 for the vicious »Women And Children Last« album and another successful world tour before disappearing once more into the freezing midnight fog, leaving WEDNESDAY to revive his solo career with a few thousand volts of wicked electricity yet more highly praised albums and tours including 2014's scintillating acoustic opus »Undead Unplugged« and the following year's thunderous »Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague«. However, absolutely nothing that WEDNESDAY has created in the past has even touched upon the horrifying potency and allure of his brand new studio album, »Condolences«.
Frustrated with the arduous process of releasing his own music, our favorite black-hearted freak has thrown himself and his music into a whirling maelstrom of reinvention. The result is not just the heaviest and most authentically disturbing record of the great man's career but also a huge creative leap forward, neatly encapsulated by the new album's simple and direct title.
"It's more of a serious WEDNESDAY 13 record, I guess," he says. "The campiness has gone and it's taken a darker vibe. It's definitely not in the camp, sleazy world anymore. The band is visually stronger and that's taken things to a new level. Normally my album titles are parodies of something, like »Women And Children Last«, that's a VAN HALEN album title gone wrong! (laughs) So I wanted to make sure that this record came across as a brand new version of WEDNESDAY 13."
In musical terms, »Condolences« showcases WEDNESDAY's growing obsession with the world of heavy metal and its endless possibilities for exploring tales of horror and violence. Produced by renowned studio guru Zeuss, new songs like anthemic first single 'What The Night Brings' and the pile-driving 'Blood Sick' still exhibit a dash of B-movie weirdness and are full of WEDNESDAY's trademark twisted lyrics, but where previous albums were rooted in the worlds of punk rock and glam metal, »Condolences« is a full-on modern metal record with gigantic balls and the attitude to match. From the glowering menace of 'Good Riddance' to the grandiose hellishness of the album's 7-minute title track, it's living, breathing, murdering proof that the WEDNESDAY 13 of 2017 means business. And business is mean.
"The punk rock vibe has left the building and it's become a full-on metal vibe," WEDNESDAY agrees. "I've been the horror-punk guy for years, but this is horror metal. It's just evolution. Over the last ten years, I've become a metalhead for the most part. That second MURDERDOLLS record just amped the whole thing up, and the guys in the band have influenced me with so much other stuff. It's not just me with my SEX PISTOLS, ALICE COOPER and RAMONES records anymore! (laughs) Now I've got my band incorporating everything from death metal to rock'n'roll. It's all across the boards. There are no rules. We can do whatever we want, whatever fits."
Manifestly the strongest, heaviest and most individual album of his lengthy career, »Condolences« promises to push WEDNESDAY 13 into heavy music's upper echelons once again. With determined plans to tour relentlessly in support of the new record, the future is looking dark, dangerous, exhilarating and wildly, unapologetically theatrical.
"It's non-stop touring once the record comes out," WEDNESDAY concludes. "We just did our first video for 'What The Night Brings' and the visuals are really cool. I've incorporated a lot of stuff I've been doing live, like this devil character I've been transforming into at shows, and that got worked in. We're taking the music, the imagery and the entire stage show up a level. It's gonna be a full-on theatrical stage production, so I'll be busy as fuck on stage! I've been doing this shit for so many years, I started thinking 'How can I make this fun again?' (laughs)"1. Last Rites
2. What The Night Brings
4. Blood Sick
5. Good Riddance
6. You Breathe, I Kill
7. Omen Amen
8. Cruel To You
9. Eulogy XIII
10. Prey For Me
11. Lonesome Road To Hell
13. Death Infinity$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-JR-3885xBlack Country Communion
2 (Awaiting Repress)Black Country Communion, the English-American rock supergroup featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), will release their much-anticipated sophomore album 2.1. The Outsider
2. Man In The Middle
3. The Battle For Hadrian's Wall
4. Save Me
5. Smokestack Woman
7. An Ordinary Son
8. I Can See Your Spirit
9. Little Secret
11. Cold$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sloe Gin is the seventh solo album by Joe Bonamassa, voted by Guitar Player readers as 2007's Best Blues Guitarist, blues-rock guitar virtuoso, vocalist, and songwriter. Sloe Gin re-teams him with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Satriani, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Leppelin), who produced 2006's You & Me, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues Chart in June of last year.
Sloe Gin effortlessly ranges through heavy blues and acoustic numbers alike, a textured flow that Bonamassa says was in part inspired by Rod Stewart's legendary 1969 debut solo LP.1. Ball Peen Hammer
2. One Of These Days
4. Dirt In My Pocket
5. Sloe Gin
6. Another Kind of Love
7. Around The Bend
8. Black Night
9. Jelly Roll
11. India$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LION-JR-5014xBeth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Beth Hart, known for her raw and powerful blues-rock sound, wraps her expressive vocals around classic soul cover album Dont Explainan album that grew out of her friendship with blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes), the album features Harts interpretations of ten soulful blues songs, with Bonamassa on guitar and his ace band filling out the tracks.
Dont Explain is scheduled for release on September 27 on J&R Adventuresthe independent label founded by Bonamassa and his longtime manager and business partner, Roy Weisman.1. Sinners Prayer
2. Chocolate Jesus
3. Your Heart Is As Black As Night
4. For My Friend
5. Dont Explain
6. Id Rather Go Blind
7. Somethings Got A Hold On Me
8. Ill Take Care Of You
9. Well, well
10. Aint No Way$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mister AsylumHot Pink Colored Vinyl
Debut album Mister Asylum produced and mixed by Joe Hamilton (Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits). Band drawing comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Band of Skulls and early Kings of Leon.1. Mister Asylum
4. Bath Salts
5. 23 (feat. Sasha Dobson)
8. F**k Me Up
10. Claudeland$17.99Colored Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Blues DeluxeOriginally released on CD in 2003, Blues Deluxe is now available on 180 gram black vinyl for the first time.LP 1
1. You Upset Me Baby
2. Burning Hell
3. Blues Deluxe
4. Man Of Many Words
5. Woke Up Dreaming
1. I Don't Live Any Where
2. Wild About You Baby
3. Long Distance Blues
4. Pack It Up
5. Left Overs
6. Walking Blues
7. Mumbling Word$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dust BowlOriginally released on CD in 2011, Dust Bowl is now available on 180 gram black vinyl for the first time.LP 1
1. Slow Train
2. Dust Bowl
3. Tennessee Plates
4. The Meaning Of The Blues
5. Black Lung Heartache
6. You Better Watch Yourself
1. The Last Matador Of Bayonne
3. No Love On The Street
4. The Whale That Swallowed Jonah
5. Sweet Rowena
6. Prisoner$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Beacon Theatre - Live From New YorkOriginally released on CD and DVD in 2011, Beacon Theater - Live From New York is now available on 180 gram black vinyl for the first time.LP 1
1. 72nd St. Subway Blues
2. Slow Train
3. Cradle Rock
4. When The Fire Hits The Sea
5. Midnight Blues
6. Dust Bowl
7. The River
1. I'll Take Care Of You
2. Sinner's Prayer
3. You Better Watch Yourself
4. Steal Your Heart Away
5. Bird On A Wire
6. Down Around My Place
7. I Know A Place
1. Blue & Evil
2. Walk In My Shadows
3. Fire and Water
4. Mountain Time
5. Young Man Blues
6. If Heartaches Were Nickels$39.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Ballad Of John HenryOriginally released on CD in 2009, The Ballad Of John Henry is now available on 180 gram black vinyl for the first time.LP 1
1. The Ballad Of John Henry
3. Last Kiss
4. Jockey Full Of Bourbon
5. Story Of A Quarryman
6. Lonesome Road Blues
7. Happier Times
1. Feelin Good
2. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
3. The Great Flood
4. From The Valley
5. As The Crow Flies$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ballad Of John HenryImport
Seventh studio album from renowned American Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes) the album sees Bonamassa deliver another collection of rocking Blues workouts. Featuring six original tracks penned by Bonamassa himself, he also takes on six covers, including Tom Waits' 'Jockey Full Of Bourbon', Sam Brown's 'Stop' and the Newley/Bricusse penned classic 'Feelin' Good'.
1. The Ballad Of John Henry
3. Last Kiss
4. Jockey Full Of Bourbon
5. Story Of A Quarryman
6. Lonesome Road Blues
7. Happier Times
8. Feelin' Good
9. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
10. The Great Flood
11. From The Valley
12. As The Crow Flies$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Acton Town HallFirst Time Ever On Black Vinyl
Benefit concert recorded 11/15/2002. Features one of the final live performances by Strummer who passed just 4 weeks later.
Features 3 tracks with Mick Jones, on stage reunion with of the former Clash song writing partners.LP 1
1. Shaktar Donetsk
2. Bhindee Bhagee
3. Rudy Can't Fail
4. Tony Adams
5. White Man In Hammersmith Palais
6. Mega Bottle Ride
7. Get Down Moses
1. Police and Thieves
2. Cool 'n' Out
3. Police On My Back
4. Johnny Appleseed
5. Coma Girl
6. I Fought The BankRobber (encore w/Mick Jones)
7. White Riot (encore w/ Mick Jones)
8. London's Burning(encore w/ Mick Jones)$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic EveningOn January 21st and 22nd of 2016, world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall An Acoustic Evening. An evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favorite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs on rich vinyl. The 3-LP set is on 180g black vinyl housed in a deluxe, tri-fold package.
The concert was part of a special all-acoustic tour and featured an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians. Acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer, who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records, including on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's No Quarter: Unledded Tour. Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto round out the band.
Everyone knows the old saying about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but Bonamassa has truly lived that advice. His entire life and musical career had been practice for this moment, and a young blues-boy finally made good on a childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world. This stripped-down, all-acoustic show allowed his fans a glimpse into his soul and presented a thrilling and musically dangerous spectacle akin to walking a tightrope without a net.LP 1
1. This Train
3. The Valley Runs Low
4. Dust Bowl
5. Driving Towards The Daylight
6. Black Lung Heartache
1. Blue And Evil
2. Livin' Easy
3. Get Back My Tomorrow
4. Mountain Time
5. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
1. Song Of Yesterday
2. Woke Up Dreaming
4. The Rose$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now