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  • Chicago VI Chicago VI Quick View

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    Chicago VI

    Chicago VI was another solid platinum plus smash for Chicago. Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like Just You 'N' Me & Feelin' Stronger Every Day, their sixth platter was chock filled of even more smashes like the piano driven opener Critic's Choice and Hollywood. Friday Music is honored to announce the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with our first chapter CHICAGO VI This LP features the original core line-up of Lamm, Kath, Cetera, etc. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records/ Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso, also presented in a nice gatefold cover.


    Chicago: Terry Kath (vocals, guitar); Robert Lamm (vocals, keyboards); Lee Loughnane (vocals, trumpet); Peter Cetera (vocals, bass); James Pankow (trombone); Walter Parazaider (woodwinds); Danny Seraphine (drums). Additional personnel: J.G. O'Rafferty (pedal steel guitar); Laudir De Oliveira, Joe Lala (congas). Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado in February 1973.Includes liner notes by Don Heckman. All tracks have been digitally remastered. The album on which Chicago fully dropped its early jazz-rock roots and went strictly pop, 1973's CHICAGO VI features two of the band's finest singles, the romantic Just You 'N' Me and the uplifting Feelin' Stronger Every Day, along with a solid set of album tracks. Although Robert Lamm's solo piano ballad Critics' Choice reveals a thin skin concerning the group's poor reviews from the hipster press, Terry Kath's What's This World Coming To and Lamm's dreamy Something in This City Changes People are nearly as strong as the big hits. Elsewhere, the country-fried In Terms of Two proves an interesting stylistic detour. Chicago has always been a definitive singles band, but those looking to explore their catalogue beyond the hits should check out this excellent release.

    1. Critics' Choice
    2. Just You 'N' Me
    3. Darlin' Dear
    4. Jenny
    5. What's This World Coming To
    6. Something in This City Changes People
    7. Hollywood
    8. In Terms of Two
    9. Rediscovery
    10. Feelin' Stronger Every Day
    Chicago
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  • AudioQuest Chicago Interconnect Cable MULTIPLE LENGTHS AVAILABLE AudioQuest Chicago Interconnect Cable Quick View

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    AudioQuest Chicago Interconnect Cable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    RCA to RCA


    Custom Lengths Available Upon Request


    Every March 17 on St. Patrick's Day, New York City merely paints a green line down the center of its Fifth Avenue parade route-a stunt easily pulled off by any city-but only Chicago dyes an entire river the perfect shade of emerald green to honor Irish culture. Why green? Thanks to Ireland's lush vegetation, the island is often lovingly referred to as the Emerald Isle. To the Irish, a green display of pride is not to be taken lightly. In the United States, even those of non-Irish descent know to wear green clothing on St. Patrick's Day, or else be playfully pinched by an Irish friend or colleague! But it's one thing to don a green shirt or tie, another thing altogether to transform a 156-mile long river. Chicago's Stephen M. Bailey, the man who orchestrated the transformation, boasted that he'd turn the River Chicago into the River Shannon (Ireland's longest) for a day, and, eventually, he did.


    There was no specific recipe for successfully dyeing a river. A bit of trial and error was required. Initially, over 100 pounds of dye was used, and the river stayed green for a week! In the second year, 50 pounds of dye kept the river green for three full days. In the third year, it was found that using 25 pounds of dye would turn the river green for a single day. Two years later, environmental concerns led to the formation of a new vegetable-based dye that produces a perfect sea of green and lasts for four or five hours-40 pounds of the stuff does the trick. Following suit across the nation, major canals, minor creeks, city blocks, drinking fountains, and even the Presidential Fountain at the White House are dyed green for St. Patrick's Day-all thanks to the wonderful example set in Chicago.


    SOLID LONG-GRAIN COPPER (LGC) CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Chicago's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding "loss" without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.


    NITROGEN-INJECTED HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION: Nitrogen-Injected Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest's video and digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. 'Hard' foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic impedance of the cable is consistent.


    METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.


    DOUBLE-BALANCED GEOMETRY: Two ideal audio conductors separate from the cable's shield. Not only does this prevent the shield from being used as an inferior audio path, but it further optimizes sound quality by only grounding the shield at one end, reducing system ground-plane modulation.


    COLD-WELDED GOLD-PLATED PLUGS: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.


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    $74.95
    Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available
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  • Chicago II Collector's Edition (Pre-Order) Chicago II Collector's Edition (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Chicago II Collector's Edition (Pre-Order)

    CHICAGO II: LIVE ON SOUNDSTAGE underscores the enduring popularity of Chicago's second album with an energized performance of the entire double-album in front of a live audience.


    Originally released in January 1970 as Chicago (and later dubbed Chicago II ), the album was a major breakthrough for the band and features some of the group's biggest hits, including the Top 10 singles: 25 Or 6 To 4, Make Me Smile and Colour My World.


    Nominated for three Grammy awards and certified double-platinum, the album is also known for several extended song cycles: Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon by trombonist/composer James Pankow; Memories Of Love by guitarist Terry Kath and composer Peter Matz; and It Better End Soon by keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm. Robert Lamm and James Pankow have also become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.


    CHICAGO II: COLLECTOR'S EDTION comes with the Soundstage performance on CD and DVD, as well as the original Chicago II album remixed by acclaimed producer Steven Wilson on both CD and double-LP.

    1. Movin' In
    2. The Road
    3. Poem For The People
    4. In The Country
    5. Wake Up Sunshine
    6. Make Me Smile
    7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
    8. Anxiety's Moment
    9. West Virginia Fantasies
    10. Colour My World
    11. To Be Free
    12. Now More Than Ever
    13. Fancy Colours
    14. 25 Or 6 To 4
    15. Prelude
    16. A.M. Mourning
    17. P.M. Mourning
    18. Memories Of Love
    19. It Better End Soon 1st Movement
    20. It Better End Soon 2nd Movement
    21. It Better End Soon 3rd Movement
    22. It Better End Soon 4th Movement
    23. Where Do We Go From Here
    Chicago
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  • The Great Chicago Concert 1956 (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) The Great Chicago Concert 1956 (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Great Chicago Concert 1956 (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    There has never been (nor will there ever be again) a musician so beloved all over the world as Louis Armstrong. Artistically, he was not only the single most influential fount and inspiration for every pop-music instrumentalist and singer of his time and thereafter, but he was quite easily the greatest entertainer ever to step on the stage, musical or theatrical. And where Louis was concerned, there was no separation; he was as theatrical as he was musical.



    This album documents just one of his countless concert appearances. It is unique and typical at the same time, for the evening began with a review of '50 years of Jazz' (which also paralled Armstrong's life, for he and jazz were both born at the turn of the century - Louis in 1901, as a baptismal certificate discovered after his death has established, not 1900, as he had always believed), followed by a standard-issue Armstrong All Stars program.



    Although his choice of selections would change slightly from one night to another, and then more so from one year to the next, certain elements remained constant. No matter how often a composition was repeated (he opened every show "Sleepy Time Down South", almost invariably followed by "Indiana"), Louis Armstrong gave his all every performance - no matter how many or few in the audience, and no matter if the decades of nearly non-stop touring had left him exausted on a particular night.



    Musicians:



    • Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocal)

    • Edmond Hall (clarinet, vocal)

    • Trummy Young (trombone, vocal)

    • Billy Kyle (piano)

    • Dale Jones (bass)

    • Barrett Deems (drums)

    • Velma Middleton (vocal)



    Recording: June 1956 live at Medina Temple, Chicago

    Production: George Avakian



    Format: 3LPs 33rpm / Box, booklet



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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



    1. Medley: Flee As A Bird To The Mountain/ Oh, Didn't He Ramble

    2. Medley: Memphis Blues/Frankie And Johnny/Tiger Rag

    3. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
    4. Basin Street Blues
    5. Black And Blue

    6. West End Blues
    7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    8. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
    9. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

    10. Medley: Manhattan / When It's Sleepy Time Down South

    11. Indiana
    12. The Gypsy
    13. The Faithful Hussar

    14. Rockin' Chair

    15. Bucket's Got A Hole In It

    16. Perdido
    17. Clarinet Marmalade
    18. Mack The Knife
    19. Medley: Tenderly / You'll Never Walk Alone

    20. Stompin' At The Savoy

    21. Margie
    22. Big Mama's Back In Town
    23. That's My Desire
    24. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)
    25. When The Saints Go Marching In
    26. The Star Spangled Banner
    Louis Armstrong
    $89.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricula De Chicago (Awaiting Repress) Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricula De Chicago (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricula De Chicago (Awaiting Repress)

    Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal '79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here.
    1. Ebirac All-Stars featuring La-Plena Matrimonial
    2. Justicia - Stone Flower
    3. Juventud Tipica '78 - Afro Theme
    4. Juventud Tipica '78 - Ano Nuevo Y Reyes
    5. Under The Sun Orchestra - Under The Sune (Instrumental)
    6. La Solucion - A Bailar Son Montuno
    7. Tipica Leal '79 - Donde Estabas
    8. Justicia - Alegre Hibarito
    9. Justicia - Las Frutas Del Pais
    10. Justicia - Guaguanco Coroco
    11. Justicia - Bwana Tambula
    12. La Solucion - El Gordo Y El Flaco
    13. La Solucion - Mini Minoso
    14. La Solucion featuring Mongo Sa - Mozambique
    15. Ebirac - Ebirac Radio Spo
    Various Artists
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  • Bangin' 3 EP Bangin' 3 EP Quick View

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    Bangin' 3 EP

    DJ Escape is one of the biggest touring circuit DJs in America, with residencies in NY, Miami, DC, Chicago, SF, and LA. Well-known among dance music fans as the creative force behind the Strictly Rhythm / Groovilicious mix series, "Party Time", DJ Escape's "Bangin' 3 EP" takes the dance floor home.


     

    1. Work It (Play With It) vs. Touch It

    2. Work It (Play With It)

    3. Wired (DJ Escape Mix)

    4. Little Bit Of Lovin' (Escape vs. Guido Remix)

    5. Cha Cha Heels

    DJ Escape
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  • Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Quick View

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    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3


    The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman


    Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
    decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
    millions of fans all over the globe.



    In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
    bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
    Tears.



    BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
    brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
    trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.


    This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
    when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
    MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
    the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
    smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
    making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
    recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood,
    Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their third legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat
    & Tears 3.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles
    in quite some time.


    We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
    the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold
    cover From your friends at Friday Music. Hi-De-Ho!!!

    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia MacEvil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire and Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
    8. He's a Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Soma Records Story: Vol. 3 - A Man's Gotta Be A Man! Soma Records Story: Vol. 3 - A Man's Gotta Be A Man! Quick View

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    Soma Records Story: Vol. 3 - A Man's Gotta Be A Man!

    The record world was a completely different place in 1965.
    Kids wanting to take home a piece of the rock 'n' roll action they frugged to at the Armory dance last weekend or a wild tune they heard the local bossjocks spin on the way home from school, inevitably had to deal with seven-inchers made by independent record labels. The single was the thing in the mid-60's, not the album. In even the hippest big city record emporiums, you could thumb through the entire recorded canon of British Invasion-influenced LPs - no more than a hundred or so - in about five minutes. But, ahhh, those singles. And nobody did them better than the shoebox companies sprouting up like bread mold all over the country, labels who could tap into the best local talent and get their show-stopping songs into the local record shops.


    Just about every sector of the US had its own scene, red hot local chart entries that kids three hundred miles away were destined to never hear. And that's why the legendary indie labels - from International Artists in Houston or Autumn in San Francisco to Dunwich in Chicago or Etiquette in Tacoma - and hundreds more just as groovy, are revered today more than ever.


    The Soma Record Company of Minneapolis caught the national spotlight by releasing hits from the likes of the Castaways and the Gestures. But Liar Liar and Run, Run, Run are just the tip ofthe iceberg. If you've always suspected that thousands of great singles from the '60s that you've yet to hear are lurking in the bushes, guess what? You're right. Step into the dusty Soma vaults with us - brush aside those cobwebs, if you would - point your flashlight towards the strobelight flickering at the far end of the tunnel and keep walking. When the cool Fender 'n Farfisa sounds finally grab you by the shirt collar, just keep telling yourself: This isn't a dream. It's what I was born to do.

    1. The Chancellors / I Can Tell*
    2. The Castaways / A Man's Gotta Be A Man
    3. The High Spirits / (Turn On Your) Love Light
    4. The Gestures / Don't Mess Around
    5. The Del Counts / Let The Good Times Roll
    6. The Titans / Reveille Rock
    7. The Messengers / My Baby
    8. The Gamins / Freeway
    9. The Gestures / Run, Run, Run
    10. The Chancellors / Surf Beat*
    11. The Torres / I've Had It
    12. The Shades / Please Please Please
    13. The Fabulous Rumbles / I'll Be Gone
    14. The Titans / Tchaikovsky Rides Again
    15. The Castaways / Should Happen To Me
    16. The Sounds Like Us / The Other Side Of A Record
    Various Artists
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  • Live In Chicago, 1999 Live In Chicago, 1999 Quick View

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    Live In Chicago, 1999

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    LP 1
    1. It's Easier To Drink On An Empty Stomach Than Eat On A Broken Heart
    2. Who's Afraid Of Elizabeth Taylor?
    3. If It Feels / Good, Do It
    4. Live In Chicago, 1999
    5. (I'm 5 Senses) None Of Them Common
    6. Me (Plural)


    LP 2
    1. I'm Certainly Not Pleased With My Options For The Future
    2. When The Parish School Dismisses And The Children Running Sing
    3. Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James
    4. (In Fact I'm) Pioneering New Emotions
    5. Better De'd Than Read
    6. Sympathy For The Rolling Stones
    7. All Until The Greens Reveal Themselves At Dawn

    Joan of Arc
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  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Chicago/The Blues/Today! (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Chicago/The Blues/Today! (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    In early 1966, blues history was made with the issuance of a three-volume set of new recordings produced by blues historian Samuel Charters. This series was known as Chicago/The Blues/Today! and the release sent shock waves through the world of rock & roll. Every artist on the three volumes had recorded before (some, like Otis Rush and Junior Wells, had actually seen small hits on the R&B charts), but these recordings were largely their introduction to a newer -- and predominately white -- album-oriented audience. These recordings have stayed in print and have been reasonably good sellers over the years since their original release, all coming out on compact disc. This new packaging puts all three volumes together, but with no bonus tracks, as no extras were recorded for these sessions.



    A plus in the new packaging, is that it features a nice booklet with detailed, updated notes from Charters, a nice appreciation from Ed Ward, and absolutely eye-boggling session photos taken by Charters' wife, Ann. Even if you still have the original vinyl or CDs, this is one of the times when it would be best to spend the dough and add this one to your collection, because blues records seldom come as important, innovative, or just plain pleasurable to listen to as this set. File under 'essential'.




    Musicians:



    • J.B. Hutto

    • Junior Wells

    • Otis Spann

    • Otis Rush

    • Jimmy Cotton

    • Johnny Shines Blues Band

    • Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band

    • Homesick James

    • and Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band with Memphis Charlie Musselwhite




    Recording: 1965 at RCA Studios, Chicago

    Production: Samuel Chartersdeutsch



    Format: 3LPs 33rpm / Box, booklet



    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.



    LP1
    1. Help Me (A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson)
    2. It Hurts Me Too
    3. Messin' with the Kid
    4. Vietcong Blues
    5. All Night Long
    6. Going Ahead
    7. Please Help
    8. Too Much Alcohol
    9. Married Woman Blues
    10. That's the Truth
    11. Marie
    12. Burning Fire
    13. S P Blues
    14. Sometimes I Wonder
    15. Spann's Stomp


    LP2
    1. Cotton Crop Blues
    2. The Blues Keep Falling
    3. Love Me or Leave
    4. Rocket 88
    5. West Helena Blues
    6. Everything's Gonna Turn Out Allright
    7. It's a Mean Old World
    8. I Can't Quit You Baby
    9. Rock
    10. It's My Own Fault
    11. Dust my Broom
    12. Somebody Been Talkin'
    13. Set a Date
    14. So Mean to Me


    LP3
    1. One More Time
    2. Kid Man Blues
    3. My Black Mare
    4. Stealin' Back
    5. I Got Mine In Time
    6. Tighten Up On It
    7. Dynaflow Blues
    8. Black Spider Blues
    9. Layin' Down My Shoes and Clothes
    10. If I Get Lucky
    11. Rockin' My Boogie
    12. Mr. Boweevil
    13. Hey Hey

    Various Artists
    $99.99
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  • Opus III Opus III Quick View

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    Opus III

    Ryley Walker discovered this LP in a Chicago record store. John Hulburt was in legendary Chicago garage band
    The Knaves before releasing this great private press solo guitar record (with a couple of vocal tracks) in 1972.
    Reissued for the first time ever, with notes by Ryley Walker, Hulburt's sister, Cynthia Fritz, and Gene Shay (The
    Knaves.
    1. Inside & Otherwise

    2. The Freak On The Black Harley

    3. Street Singer's Rag

    4. Guitar On My Knee
    5. Evil Olive Waltz

    6. John Hulburt's New Rag

    7. Wooden Mistress

    8. Sunrise

    9. The Noble Ash Can

    10. Clark Street
    11. All Night Waitress

    12. The Freak On The Black Harley (Revisited)

    13. Variations On Yet Another Stolen Theme

    14. O' For The Twelve-String

    15. Coffee House Theme

    16. In Search Of The Muse

    17. Libby

    18. Polydiom No. 2

    19. Inner Garden
    20. Halelujah ! I'm On Parole Again
    John Hulbert
    $18.99
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  • Kenny Dennis III Kenny Dennis III Quick View

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    Kenny Dennis III

    This is the second Kenny Dennis LP, and the third installment of Serengeti's
    foray into the guise of Kenny Dennis. It furthers Serengeti's hilarious, absurdist, and
    subtly humane saga of a Chicago-born man with a Mike Ditka mustache,
    whose lovable delusions and diehard loyalty fall somewhere between
    Homer Simpson and a Bill Swerski Superfan.


    "Kenny's rapping the only way that he knows how. He's not really
    current with what's happening in the game. This is his take on rap and
    everything that influences him on his day-to-day life schedule,"
    Serengeti says. "He's a man rapping because he loves to rap and he
    cares for people, wants to spread wisdom. He's not preaching; he's
    just calling it the way he sees it.


    Kenny Dennis might be "normal," but Serengeti's creativity is
    unrivaled. As bizarre as it is brilliant, it's like the deranged comic
    vision of an imaginary super group comprised of Andy Kauffman, Mellow
    Gold-era Beck, and MF Doom.


    Interspersed with the songs is the narrative between Kenny and Ders,
    who he met around 1988 at the Sharper Image on Michigan Ave. While
    futilely attempting to return a non-fogging shaving mirror, Kenny
    noticed the young Ders and generously bestowed him with a shower radio
    ("a good piece of merchandise.") Kenny Dennis III takes a few tracks to
    chronicle the duo's attempt to start a rap group called Perfecto. Though they
    tour the midwest playing malls and winning battle of the band contests
    things eventually fall apart.

    LP 1
    1. No Beginner
    2. Off / On
    3. Shidoshi
    4. Win Big

    5. Perfecto
    6. On The Road
    7. @ The Mall
    8. Buddy Guy
    9. Tanya T
    10. Damn DZ


    LP 2
    1. Big Betty
    2. DZ Goes On
    3. Mr. Drummond
    4. Ain't No Joke
    5. Get Back To Rap
    6. Parkour
    7. Lose Big
    8. Need Clarity
    9. Tickled Pink

    Serengeti
    $18.99
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  • Mermaid Avenue Vol. III (Awaiting Repress) Mermaid Avenue Vol. III (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mermaid Avenue Vol. III (Awaiting Repress)

    When American folk legend Woody Guthrie died in 1967, at the age of 55, among his stored belongings were thousands of complete song lyrics for which he had not written out music or made recordings. Many of them had been written in the 1940s and '50s, in the Guthrie family home on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The lyrics remained in boxes for decades, but once his daughter Nora found them in the 1990s, she knew they had to be shared. She approached English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg to select some to set to music. The Chicago rock band Wilco came aboard soon after, with Jeff Tweedy writing music-along with his late bandmate Jay Bennett on some songs-and the band recording with both Tweedy and Bragg on vocals. Natalie Merchant joined the group to sing a duet with Bragg and two solo songs, and guitarist/singer Corey Harris, who wrote two songs and co-wrote one, performed on many tracks.


    In 1998, the first batch of songs was released to critical acclaim as Mermaid Avenue, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. This second volume followed in 2000. This third volume, released in conjunction with Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions.

    LP 1
    1. Bugeye Jim
    2. When the Roses Bloom Again
    3. Gotta Work
    4. My Thirty Thousand
    5. Ought to Be Satisfied Now
    6. Listening to the Wind That Blows
    7. Go Down to the Water
    8. Chain of Broken Hearts


    LP 2
    9. Jailcell Blues
    10. Don't You Marry
    11. Give Me a Nail
    12. The Jolly Banker
    13. Union Prayer
    14. Be Kind to the Boy on the Road
    15. Ain'ta Gonna Grieve
    16. Tea Bag Blues
    17. I'm Out to Get

    Billy Bragg & Wilco
    $29.99
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  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G; Overture 'Leonore No.3' Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G; Overture 'Leonore No.3' Quick View

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    . . . in one word is superb. The range of Ashkenazy's tone is tremendous Sir Georg Solti's accompaniment is righton the spot and his Chicago orchestra is recorded with a fine depth of sound. - Gramophone Magazine
    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Andante con moto
    3. Rondo (Vivace)


    Beethoven: Leonore No.3, Op.72b
    4. Overture

    Vladimir Ashkenazy / Sir Georg Solti
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    Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981

    White & Black Vinyl


    On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters' club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.

    LP
    1. Introduction Instrumental
    2. You Don't Have To Go
    3. Baby Please Don't Go
    4. Hoochie Coochie Man
    5. Long Distance Call
    6. Mannish Boy
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Next Time You See Me
    9. One Eyed Woman
    10. Blow Wind Blow
    11. Champagne & Reefer


    DVD
    1. Sweet Little Angel
    2. Flip Flop and Fly
    3. Muddy Waters Introduction
    4. You Don't Have To Go
    5. Country Boy
    6. Baby Please Don't Go
    7. Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. Long Distance Call
    9. Mannish Boy
    10. Got My Mojo Working
    11. Next Time You See Me
    12. One Eyed Woman
    13. Baby Please Don't Go (instrumental)
    14. Blow Wind Blow
    15. Champagne & Reefer

    The Rolling Stones
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  • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije/ Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije/ Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale Quick View

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    Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije/ Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    One of the most sought-after Living Stereos and deservedly so, especially for the Song of the Nightingale which is one of Mohr and Layton's finest efforts. The sound is truly wonderful on the Stravinsky too. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for this LP in the Analogue Productions reissue series.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60


    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Song Of the Nightingale

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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  • Respighi: Pines of Rome & Fountains of Rome Respighi: Pines of Rome & Fountains of Rome Quick View

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    Respighi: Pines of Rome & Fountains of Rome

    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered And Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade A. The exceedingly rare 1s/1s pressing of this disc has been celebrated and sought after ever since Carol B. Kessler wrote her famous article in TAS on the best RCAs (she ranked the 1s/1s Pines the #3 RCA of all-time). If you don't have a 1s/1s pressing, you will doubtlessly find this remastering sensational. Since I do have a 1s/1s, I'd have to say that there are aspects of the 1s/1s that are marginally superior to the Analogue Productions reissue - and vice versa. Though beautiful, string tone doesn't seem quite as silken on the Kassem reissue as it does on the RCA original; on the other hand, the staggeringly powerful bass on The Pines of the Appian Way (replete with gong and organ) retains all of its thunder and then some on the Analogue Productions re-pressing with, once again, a fair measure of tape-like ease and authority. (As with The Reiner Sound, the base is a little murky in spots, probably the results of mic preamp overload. In any event that occasional murkiness is also present on the 1s/1s and the Classic reissue.) - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    A highly sought-after RCA shaded dog Living Stereo title, the performance and sonics found within rate a 10/10. A must have - the dynamics are monstrous! Whichever other Respighi tone poem recordings you ultimately purchase, you MUST own this one. Since the early '60s it has been the standard by which all others have been judged, and in terms of both sound and performance, it has never really been surpassed. The final march of Pines is simply incredible: Thundering bass drum, crashing cymbals and gongs, bellowing brass - nobody since has brought the whole thing off with the same combination of excitement and discipline.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Pines of the Villa Borghese
    2. Pines Near a Catacomb
    3. The Pines of the Janiculum
    4. The Pines of the Appian Way
    5. The Fountain of the Valle Giulia at Dawn
    6. The Triton Fountain at Morning
    7. The Fountain of Trevi at Midday
    8. The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered And Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade A. Another triumph with ravishing string tone, so sweet and liquid it could've been poured from a jar. Not as spectacular as the previous two titles because the (mostly) AlbÉniz compositions aren't as consistently slam-bang dynamic, though when the music heats up so do the sonic thrills. - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    This record includes Falla's Dance from the Three-Cornered Hat and La Vida Breve and Albeniz's Trina from Oberia. Transcribed for Orchestra by Arbos. Great performances and sensational sonics woofers beware!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Granados
    Goyescas: Intermezzo


    Falla
    La Vida Breve: Intermezzo and Dance
    Dances From 'The Three-Cornered Hat'


    Albeniz
    Iberia: Navarra
    Iberia: Fete-Dieu A Seville
    Iberia: Triana

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Hailed as one of the greatest - perhaps the greatest violinists of this century - Jascha Heifetz delivers what is considered an unequaled performance of Tchaikovsky's beloved concerto. Conductor Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in top form, provide the perfect context for Maestro Heifetz's dazzling performance. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for this LP.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Special one-sided Pressing of Heifetz
    2. first movement part 1 - Side 1 of 3
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Music For Bang, Baaroom, And Harp

    Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings bring you this remastered and improved pressing so that a whole new generation of audiophiles and even casual music lovers can discover for themselves the wizardry, wit and wonder that is Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp!


    Remastering and lacquer cutting by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track tapes


    200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings!


    Little did any of us who were involved in the planning and recording of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp know, back in 1958, what an impact this album would have on the record industry and how it would effect my career, writes Dick Schory, about the audiophile instrumental classic, the first stereophonic recording in the industry to be classified a Best Seller.


    Now, revel in the enhanced clarity and sonic richness of a 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings, and remastering and lacquer cutting by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, giving this classic a fresh, vibrant appeal. The superb remastering from the original 3-track master tapes brings out subtleties of the instruments, arrangements, performance and ambiance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall lacking from the original pressing and subsequent versions.
    >[?
    The concept for this album is simple: Dozens of standard and exotic percussive instruments (re: manifold from a 1946 Chevrolet) were employed in original and standard tunes arranged by Schory, Bobby Christian, Mike Simpson, Willis Charkovsky and Skitch Henderson, who at the time was musical director for NBC's Tonight Show. Three tracks are of particular note: the quirky Tiddley Winks and the exotic Baia and Typee. The jacket, depicting Schory poking out from a pile of instruments, is a classic of LP art.


    The recording, utilizing RCA Victor Record's Red Seal Classical Division's equipment - the same used to record the Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston Symphony orchestras at the time - was recorded in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on June 2 and 3, 1958. Two custom Ampex 300-3 half-inch 3-track tape recorders, running at 15 and 30 inches a second, captured the performances by eight percussionists together with other performers from the Chicago Symphony on piano, string bass, guitar, banjo and harp.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. National Emblem March
    2. B aía
    3. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
    4. Ding Dong Polka
    5. April In Paris
    6. Holiday In A Hurry
    7. Buck Dance
    8. Duel On The Skins
    9. September In The Rain
    10. Tiddley Winks
    11. The Sheik Of Araby
    12. Typee
    Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble
    $34.99
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    His Greatest Sides Volume One

    Limited Edition Pressing On Bright Red Opaque Vinyl


    Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles, from Chicago blues artist Howlin' Wolf. Originally recorded from 1954-1965.


    Howlin' Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would be come the foundation of rock and roll in the early 1950s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences and his signature growlin' mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.


    Howlin Wolf helped make Chess Records a historic label and solidified Chicago as the worlds capital of blues.

    1. Down In The Bottom
    2. No Place To Go

    3. Sitting On Top Of The World
    4. Smokestack Lightnin'
    5. The Red Rooster

    6. Spoonful

    7. Evil

    8. Killing Floor

    9. Do The Do

    10. I Ain't Superstitious
    11. Who's Been Talkin'

    12. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

    13. Back Door Man

    14. Wang Dang Doodle
    Howlin' Wolf
    $25.99
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    Field Notes

    Wil Blades Field Notes features guitarist Jeff Parker of Tortoise and drummer Simon Lott from New Orleans.


    "He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, of the B-3." - Dr. Lonnie Smith


    When Wil Blades sits down at the Hammond B3, count on inspired music to follow. The 34-year old, Chicago-native, Berkeley-based artist is a cornerstone organist of his generation-a modern voice in a lineage that includes giants like Richard "Groove" Holmes, Charles Earland and Brother Jack McDuff.


    Having studied at the feet of the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith and played alongside the likes of John Lee Hooker, Melvin Sparks and Idris Muhammad, Blades has absorbed the spirit of the masters. His extensive collaborations also reflect the high regard in which he's held by contemporaries, including Stanton Moore, Anders Osborne and Nicholas Payton.
    Having released a critically acclaimed co-led duo album Shimmy with Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin in 2012, Blades returns with a deeply soulful and sinuous nine-track effort, Field Notes, on which he's found fronting his own trio featuring Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and New Orleans' drummer Simon Lott.


    From the recording's outset, it's easy to picture Blades fingers free-flowing across the keys, feet gliding along the bass pedals in a continuous dance. Syncopation drives songs like "Miller's Time" and "Addis" as the trio locks in tight to a relentless groove. But there's also a refined harmonic vision and deep affection for melody on tracks like "(I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott of You" and "Dewey" where Blades' Clavinet adds a fresh sonic dimension to the proceedings. Shades of psychedelia are weaved within "Parks 'N' Wreck," while a tip of the hat to vintage soul jazz balladry informs "Forgetful" and classic pop swing is at the heart of "I Get The Blues When It Rains."


    In its sum, Field Notes is a masterful statement from an artist who's poised to keep the timeless sound of the Hammond B3 organ as vital and compelling today as it's ever been in the history of modern jazz and rock.

    1. Miller's Time
    2. (I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott of You
    3. Chrome
    4. Dewey
    5. Addis
    6. Park N' Wreck
    7. Forgetful
    8. Red Lanterns Are Blue
    10. I Get The Blues When It Rains
    Wil Blades
    $17.99
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    Remember My Name (Deluxe Edition)

    One of the rising stars of Def Jam's crop of Chicago rappers, he uses his lyrics to talk about the city rap scene and
    life in Englewood, on the South Side.He self-released his early mixtapes through his own OTF (Only the Family)
    label. His first single for Def Jam, Dis Ain't What U Want, release in 2014, expressed his frustration with what he saw as the misplaced blame for Chicago's street violence.
    LP 1
    1. 500 Homicides
    2. Amber Alert
    3. Like Me
    4. Lord Don't Make Me Do It
    5. Don't Judge Me
    6. Tryna' Tryna'


    LP 2
    1. Higher
    2. Resume
    3. What Your Life Like
    4. Why Me
    5. Ghetto (Grew Up)
    6. Remember My Name

    Lil Durk
    $25.99
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    Superchunk's sophomore effort put the Chapel Hill kids on the map with huge guitars and perennial faves like Skip Steps 1 & 3 Produced by Steve Albini, No Pocky for Kitty is still a fan favorite. Remastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Company.
    1. Skip Steps 1 & 3
    2. Seed Toss
    3. Cast Iron
    4. Tower
    5. Punch Me Harder
    6. Sprung a Leak
    7. 30 Xtra
    8. Tie a Rope to the Back of the Bus
    9. Press
    10. Sidewalk
    11. Creek
    12. Throwing Things
    Superchunk
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