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Clash London Calling'
Ranked 8/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Recorded in 1979 in London, which was then wrenched by surging unemployment and drug addiction, and released in America in January 1980, the dawn of an uncertain decade, London Calling is 19 songs of apocalypse, fueled by an unbending faith in rock & roll to beat back the darkness. Produced with no-surrender energy by legendary Seventies studio madman Guy Stevens, the Clash's third album skids from bleak punk (London Calling) to rampaging ska (Wrong 'Em Boyo) and disco resignation (Lost in the Supermarket).
The album was made in dire straits too. The band was heavily in debt and openly at war with its record company. Singer-guitarists Joe Strummer and Mick Jones wrote together in Jones' grandmother's flat. Joe, once he learned how to type, would bang the lyrics out, Jones said. Then I'd be able to bang out some music while he was hitting the typewriter. Strummer, Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon spent nearly three months rehearsing and demoing songs in a garage in the Pimlico section of London - with one light and filthy carpet on the walls for soundproofing, recalled Strummer in 1989. We felt that we were struggling, he said, about to slide down a slope or something, grasping with our fingernails. But Stevens was on hand for inspiration. He threw chairs around the room if he thought a track needed zapping up, according to Strummer. The album ends with Train in Vain, a rousing song of fidelity (unlisted on the back cover because it was added at the last minute) that became the sound of triumph: the Clash's first Top 30 single in the U.S. - Rolling StoneLP 1
1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
5. Rudie Can't Fail
6. Spanish Bombs
7. Thr Right Profile
8. Lost In The Supermarket
10. The Guns Of Brixton
1. Wrong 'Em Boyo
2. Beath Or Glory
3. Koka Kola
4. The Card Cheat
5. Lover's Rock
6. Four Horsemen
7. I'm Not Down
8. Revolution Rock$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shudder (Discontinued)Savor this moment in time. Imagine being around when THE CLASH released London Calling or SOCIAL DISTORTION released their self-titled record. It's
that moment when one of our generation's most celebrated underground rock n' roll bands prepares the imminent release of their career-defining record.
In the case of "generation whatever-you-call-it," that record is called Shudder, and it's from New York City's BAYSIDE.
BAYSIDE has charmed the critics, converted the skeptics and toured the world; pouring out their hearts and souls with every performance. They are this generation's band of working-class, troubadour songwriters and story-tellers, and this is the record that will immortalize them for the ages.
Ask any BAYSIDE fan and they will tell you that this band is the real deal. They are for the people and by the people. They are telling the stories of a generation and they do so with honesty and integrity. Shudder is the next chapter in the BAYSIDE tale that takes the band and their fans into the next stages of life.
It's about growing up and moving forward into a new frontier that deals with personal growth, living life, trusting your friends and finding family where
you thought you didn't have any.
"We are feeling youthful and excited," says vocalist and guitarist Anthony Raneri. "It is going to be the fastest, catchiest record we have ever made." It is a passionate and furious record that will make them the true leaders of today's rock, and if you haven't taken notice, then you better start now.
Inevitably, everything that's popular and every generation of music gets exploited and watered down, but there needed to be bands like METALLICA in
the 80s and NIRVANA in the 90s to stand the test of time and stand in the ashes of a scene that went away. BAYSIDE is proving that they are the band that will stand the test of time.
This is the band for this decade. This is a Cult. This is BAYSIDE.1. Boy
2. The Ghost of Saint Valentine
3. No One Understands
4. What and What Not
5. A Call to Arms
6. I Can't Go On
8. Have Fun Storming the Castle
10. Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors)
11. I Think I'll Be OK
12. Moceanu$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Combat Rock (Awaiting Repress)
Newly Remastered By The Clash From Original Tapes To Audiophile Quality
All Artwork Recreated From Original Release Including Replicated Fully Printed Inner Sleeves With An Exclusive Pennie Smith Photo Print
On the surface of things, Combat Rock appears to be a retreat from the sprawling stylistic explorations of London Calling and Sandinista! The pounding arena rock of Should I Stay or Should I Go makes the Clash sound like an arena rock band, and much of the album boasts a muscular, heavy sound courtesy of producer Glyn Johns. But things aren't quite that simple. Combat Rock contains heavy flirtations with rap, funk, and reggae, and it even has a cameo by poet Allen Ginsberg -- if this album is, as it has often been claimed, the Clash's sellout effort, it's a very strange way to sell out. Even with the infectious, dance-inflected new wave pop of Rock the Casbah leading the way, there aren't many overt attempts at crossover success, mainly because the group is tearing in two separate directions. Mick Jones wants the Clash to inherit the Who's righteous arena rock stance, and Joe Strummer wants to forge ahead into black music. The result is an album that is nearly as inconsistent as Sandinista!, even though its finest moments -- Should I Stay or Should I Go, Rock the Casbah, Straight to Hell -- illustrate why the Clash were able to reach a larger audience than ever before with the record.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)1. Know Your Rights
2. Car Jamming
3. Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
4. Rock The Casbah
5. Red Angel Dragnet
6. Straight To Hell
7. Overpowered By Funk
8. Atom Tan
9. Sean Flynn
10. Ghetto Defendant
11. Inoculated City
12. Death Is A Star$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do"Flowers' early gigs have shown heaps of promise" - NME
"A little Jesus And Mary Chain, a lot of Black Tambourine, and one hell of a voice." - DoNYC
"The trio blasted the stage with their sprawling guitars, booming percussion and epic vocals" - PREFIX MAG (Artist to Watch)
Often it's the moments of silence that hit you hardest. - This is Fake DIY
"A radiant, warm and endearingly amateurish talent. THE FADER
"Steeped in indie lore, in a charming, self-effacing way of translating emotion into sound" CLASH MUSIC
London based trio Flowers ends their live shows with singer Rachel Kenedy utterly still, accompanying herself on a one string bass guitar, soul laid bare. It is a stark and quiet moment in comparison to what came before, which can be characterized by Sam Ayres blur of kinetic energy on guitar and Jordan Hockley's urgent and precision drumming all performed with a sense of minimalism and brevity. It is this minimalist approach that best characterizes the fourteen deceptively simple pop songs that comprise Flowers debut, Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do.
Produced by Bernard Butler, Flowers' genius is in their ability to convey a remarkable amount of emotion with minimal instrumentation. Rachel possesses one of those beautiful pop voices to die for, with echoes of Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) and Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays). Haunting, mesmerizing and intense, Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do is an impressive calling cared from a sensational new band.1. Young
2. Forget the Fall
3. Drag Me Down
4. Worn Out Shoes
7. If I Tell You
9. I Love You
10. All Over Again
12. Be With You
13. Plastic Jane
14. Stuck$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hits For KidsImport
Includes A CD Copy Of The Album
After releasing the Venus & Mars 10 earlier this year, Jett Rebel stirred up the music scene in The Netherlands by playing numerous gigs on festivals like Lowlands and Pinkpop, and receiving several national awards for his musical artistry. It is safe to say, 23 year old Jelte Tuinstra is simply bound for stardom.
Debuting with 14 psychedelic, pure Pop songs, his first full-length album is called Hits For Kids. As Jett himself explains, Hits For Kids implies that it's something you don't expect. It fits the theme of the record; nothing is what it seems. Tuinstra himself calls Hits For Kids songs for free spirits. Songs for people that want and dare to be themselves. Jett (or Jelte) really tells a linear story with Hits For Kids. The 14 songs are interweaved into one listening experience, telling the story of his coming-of-age since the first moment of his breakthrough last year.
Everything on the album has been written, composed and played by himself: drums, bass, guitar, vocals, organ, accordion, synth, percussion, even flute & sax. Hits For Kids was mixed in London by Tony Platt, known for mixing Bob Marley, AC/DC and Foreigner. The album is mastered by Ray Staff, who also mastered Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Clash and Muse.
This vinyl edition of Hits For Kids includes a CD copy of the album!1. Pineapple Morning
2. When She's Older
4. Dance Underneath The Sheets
6. Mary Anne
7. Tyrannosaurus Rex
9. Goosebumps Galore
11. Feels Like Loving To Me
12. Hold You
14. Harmony$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now