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  • Controversy Controversy Quick View

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    Controversy

    Prince's Smash 1981 LP Back on Vinyl for First Time in Ages: Provacateur Turns More Sultry and Political, Increases Synthesizers and Sonic Range


    Mastered from the Original Tapes: Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering


    Pressed at RTI and Features Complete Reproduction of Original Packaging: Comes With Collectable Poster


    Continuing on with the pioneering directions he began pursuing on Dirty Mind, Prince again comes up roses on 1981's Controversy, an enterprising record on which he turns more political and furher assimilates keyboards and synthesizers into arrangements. Dirty Mind is also home to the piano ballad and chart smash Do Me, Baby, a sensitive song that's considered by many as his finest vocal effort. Given that we're talking Prince, that's saying something.


    As had already become customary, Prince again handles all production, arrangements and composition duties, using Controversy, Annie Christian, and the unsparingly direct Ronnie, Talk to Russia as potent sociopolitical statements during an era which responsibility had lapsed and conservatism set in. Willing to stir it up, Prince injects contagious grooves, melodies, and refrains into arrangements that mix new wave, rock, funk, and pop, all serving to heighten the immediacy of the lyrics. And he knows how to have fun. Saucy, stylized, and sexy, Jack U Off and Let's Work are tailor-made for getting the opposite sex between the sheets.


    After more than two decades of being out of print, Controversy is finally back on vinyl--and how. Mastered from the original tapes, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl, this is the very best version you'll ever hope to hear. No longer will you have to settle for the slightly compressed original or nearly unlistenable CD versions. Rhino's analog reissue also boasts replicate original packaging and comes with the poster that accompanied the first-generation pressings.


    Let's go crazy!


    1. Controversy

    2. Sexuality
    3. Do Me, Baby
    4. Private Joy
    5. Ronnie, Talk To Russia
    6. Let's Work
    7. Annie Christian
    8. Jack U Off

    Prince
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  • Ramblin' Man Ramblin' Man Quick View

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    Ramblin' Man

    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as "Monday Night Football."
    1. Ramblin' Man
    2. Fearless Boogie
    3. Okie From Muskogee
    4. The Only Hell (My Momma Ever Raised)
    5. On My Own [Full Length Version]
    6. Marijuana Blues
    7. Hang On
    8. Runnin' & Gunnin'

    Hank Williams III
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  • Take As Needed For Pain Take As Needed For Pain Quick View

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    Take As Needed For Pain


    Gold Colored Vinyl


    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as "Monday Night Football."

    1. Get Outta My Life (w/Rebel Meets Rebel & David Allan Coe)
    2. Ruby, Get Back To The Hills
    3. Torn Between Suicide & Breakfast
    4. No Values
    5. Gotta Buy Paw A Truck
    6. Take As Needed For Pain
    7. White Trash
    8. King Cartel
    Hank Williams III
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  • Naked In The Summertime - Vol 1 Naked In The Summertime - Vol 1 Quick View

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    Naked In The Summertime - Vol 1

    This two instalment release features Prince performing at Madrid's Vicente Calderón Stadium on 22nd July 1990, on the European leg of the tour, during which the band perform a stunning mix of old and new cuts, including numbers from Batman, and others going back to Controversy and 1999.


    As bonus tracks, this two part set also includes songs from the group's gig in Tokyo, Japan on 31st August the same year.

    1. Dat Intro
    2. The Future
    3. 1999
    4. Housequake
    5. Sexy Dancer
    6. Kiss
    7. Let's Jam It
    8. Purple Rain
    9. Take Me With U
    10. Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes
    11. Blues In C (If I Had A Harem)
    12. Alphabet St.
    13. It Takes Two/Volare/The Latest Fashion
    14. The Question Of U (instrumental)
    15. An Honest Man (instrumental)
    16. Under The Cherry Moon (instrumental)
    17. The Question Of U/Electric Man
    18. Controversy/D.M.S.R.
    19. Do Me, Baby
    20. Ain't No Way
    21. Nothing Compares 2 U
    22. Batdance
    Prince
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  • Naked In The Summertime - Vol 2 Naked In The Summertime - Vol 2 Quick View

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    Naked In The Summertime - Vol 2

    This two instalment release features Prince performing at Madrid's Vicente Calderón Stadium on 22nd July 1990, on the European leg of the tour, during which the band perform a stunning mix of old and new cuts, including numbers from Batman, and others going back to Controversy and 1999.


    As bonus tracks, this two part set also includes songs from the group's gig in Tokyo, Japan on 31st August the same year.

    1. Partyman
    2. When Doves Cry
    3. Baby I'm A Star/Rock The House
    4. Respect
    5. Game Boyz Groove
    6. We Can Funk
    7. Baby I'm A Star/Horny Pony
    8. I'm In The Mood
    9. Bambi
    10. Alphabet St./It Takes Two
    11. The Question Of U
    12. Little Red Corvette
    13. Partyman/What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    14. Baby, I'm A Star/Respect
    Prince
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  • Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Greatest Hits

    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as Monday Night Football.
    1. Straight To Hell/Satan Is Real- Medley
    2. Country Heroes
    3. Crazed Country Rebel
    4. Mississippi Mud
    5. Pills I Took
    6. Cocaine Blues
    7. 3 Shades Of Black
    8. Low Down
    9. D Ray White
    10. My Drinkin' Problem
    11. Six Pack Of Beer
    12. Thrown Out Of The Bar
    13. I Don't Know - By Hank Williams Jr.
    14. Cecil Brown
    15. Smoke & Wine
    Hank Williams III
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    Inflammable Material

    The debut album from Belfast's finest punk band, originally released on the Rough Trade label in 1979. Inflammable Material features two of the greatest songs recorded on the controversy and violence surrounding Northern Ireland. Suspect Device and Alternative Ulster indict both sides of the conflict, the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Irish Republican Army, in driving punk rock form. Those tracks, along with Rough Trade (which blatantly attacks their own record label), and the Bob Marley cover, Johnny Was, make up the highlights of one of the greatest albums of the first wave of punk. Reissued on 180g vinyl.
    1. Suspect Device
    2. State of Emergency
    3. Here We Are Nowhere
    4. Wasted Life
    5. No More of That
    6. Barbed Wire Love
    7. White Noise
    8. Breakout
    9. Law and Order
    10. Rough Trade
    11. Johnny Was
    12. Alternative Ulster
    13. Closed Groove
    Stiff Little Fingers
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    Honey's Dead (Gold Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Gold Vinyl


    Originally released in 1992, Honey's Dead is the fourth studio album from Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid. The title refers to one of the band's early hits, Just Like Honey and the complete departure from their earlier musical style. Honey's Dead was recorded and mixed in the band's London studio with famed engineers Alan Moulder and Flood. Alternative radio stations picked up Far Gone And Out which remains one of the band's most popular singles to date while the album's first single Reverence attracted some controversy for the lyrics I want to die just like Jesus Christ and I want to die just like JFK. On gold vinyl.

    1. Reverence

    2. Teenage Lust
    3. Far Gone And Out
    4. Almost Gold
    5. Sugar Ray
    6. Tumbledown
    7. Catchfire
    8. Good For My Soul
    9. Rollercoaster
    10. I Can't Get Enough
    11. Sundown
    12. Frequency

    The Jesus and Mary Chain
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    Dark Side Of The Spoon

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time

    Dark Side Of The Spoon is the seventh studio album by Industrial Metal band Ministry, released in 1999. The song Bad Blood was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2000.

    There are two theories behind the title (which occurs in the lyrics of the opening track), the first being a simple play on words, referencing Pink Floyd's record The Dark Side Of The Moon. The second is a reference to the blackened or dark side of a spoon when heated to dissolve heroin, as the band suffered from addiction to said substance at the time.

    The album's cover, which features a naked fat woman sitting in front of a black board with I will be god written numerous times gained controversy and was banned from Kmart. The woman and the words on the blackboard were later airbrushed out.

    This is the first issue of Dark Side Of The Spoon on vinyl!

    1. Supermanic Soul
    2. Whip And Chain
    3. Bad Blood
    4. Eureka Pile
    5. Step
    6. Nursing Home
    7. Kaif
    8. Vex & Siolence
    9. 10/10
    Ministry
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  • Hate (Picture Disc) Hate (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Hate (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Of 1,000


    First Time On Picture Disc


    Nuclear Blast brings you a new ritual offering of darkness from Thy Art Is Murder. Simply titled Hate, the band's second full length is the pointed result of their growing dissatisfaction with all aspects of modern life - political, religious, social and environmental - everyone is to blame. Fusing the blasting technicality of metal luminaries The Black Dahlia Murder with thunderous breakdowns and the intensity born of their nascent hometown scene; the blackened grandeur of Behemoth and the pit churning groove of Tampa originators Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse, the furious musical arrangements provide a bloody canvas for vocalist CJ McMahon's outpourings of bile. No strangers to stoking controversy and criticism, the band have not toned down their art for the sake of palatability and have introduced a morose melodicism into their maelstrom - the rumination before pulling the trigger.

    1. Reign Of Darkness

    2. The Purest Strain Of Hate

    3. Vile Creations
    4. Shadow Of Eternal Sin

    5. Immolation

    6. Infinite Forms

    7. Dead Sun

    8. Gates Of Misery

    9. Defective Breed

    10. Doomed From Birth
    Thy Art Is Murder
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    Is This It

    Ranked 367/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Is This It is the debut studio album by American indie rock band The Strokes, recorded at Transporterraum in New York City with producer Gordon Raphael.


    For the album, The Strokes strived to capture a simple rock sound that was not significantly enhanced in the studio. Building on the work of their 2001 debut EP, The Modern Age, the band members molded compositions largely through live takes during the recording sessions, while songwriter Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth. Following the completion of Is This It, The Strokes embarked on a promotional world tour before its release. The album's cover photograph courted controversy for being too sexually explicit and was replaced for the U.S. market. The American track listing was also amended in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


    Promoted by the music press for a melodic pop-influenced sound, The Strokes garnered critical acclaim and commercial attention. Is This It was praised for its charisma and rhythm, which often referenced the works of 1970s garage rock bands. The record is considered crucial in the development of other alternative bands and of the post-millennial music industry. It has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of the 2000s and of all time.

    1. Is This It
    2. The Modern Age
    3. Soma
    4. Barely Legal
    5. Someday
    6. Alone, Together
    7. Last Nite
    8. Hard to Explain
    9. New York City Cops
    10. Trying Your Luck
    11. Take It or Leave It
    Strokes, The
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  • Welcome To The Pleasuredome Welcome To The Pleasuredome Quick View

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    Welcome To The Pleasuredome

    Import

    Remastered


    Frankie Say Relax
    Those three words in black letters on white oversized T-shirts persist as a main part of the imagery of the eighties. But even if you take away all the Malcolm McLaren-styled-marketing, Welcome To The Pleasuredome still stands out as one of the seminal records of the decade.


    Produced by Trevor Horn (Art of Noise, The Buggles and briefly YES), it should. The sometimes over-the-top songs are interspersed with snippets of a Ronald Reagan impersonator and bombastic orchestral compositions. Put their most famous song 'Relax' in the middle of this and the song that created so much controversy when it was first released becomes a model of restraint. The irresistibly pounding yet simple bass line makes it as much a floor-filler today as it was in 1984.
    The Orwellian 'Two Tribes', released at the height of the Cold War, still seems strangely poignant. 'The Power Of Love', the hyper-ballad that topped the British charts for a number of weeks, is still deliciously cheeky.


    The re-mastering of this album will make your head spin and is the first that does the Trevor Horn production justice. As this is the first re-issue of the album on vinyl in 25 years, it's a damn good thing Music On Vinyl is releasing it on 180 grams audiophile vinyl!

    1. Well...
    2. The World Is My Oyster
    3. Snatch Of Fury
    4. Welcome To The Pleasuredome
    5. Relax
    6. War
    7. Two Tribes
    8. Fury
    9. Born To Run
    10. San Jose
    11. Wish The Lads Were Here/The Ballad Of 32
    12. Krisco Kisses
    13. Black Night White Light
    14. The Only Star In Heaven
    15. The Power Of Love
    16. Bang
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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    Never Stop

    For the past ten years The Bad Plus, Reid Anderson on bass, Ethan Iverson on piano and David King on drums, have created an uncompromising body of work by shattering musical convention. Rolling Stone called their amalgam of jazz, pop, rock and avant garde about as badass as highbrow gets, while The New York Times said the band is better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have generated as much controversy while audaciously bucking musical trends.


    Ten years together is a milestone we chose to mark with a set of originals, said Iverson. The new album, Never Stop, is a ten-track set, the groups first album of all-original material, strictly an instrumental affair and a collection whose live groove belies its studio origins. Its a rapid-fire succession of engaging performances showcasing the bands range as well as its three distinct personalities. From gentle and melodic to fierce and abstract, from swing to 80s techno, Never Stop does just what the title says: it keeps rolling and flowing, a kinetic playground of new sounds.

    1. The Radio Tower Has A Beating Heart
    2. Never Stop
    3. You Are
    4. My Friend Metatron
    5. People Like You
    6. Beryl Loves To Dance
    7. Snowball
    8. 2 PM
    9. Bill Hickman At Home
    10. Super America
    The Bad Plus
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  • United Nations United Nations Quick View

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    United Nations

    Originally released in 2008, United Nations' eponymous debut
    album was destined for commercial controversy from the
    moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its
    release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the
    enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of Thursday,
    Glassjaw, and Converge. When the album finally dropped, its
    lawsuit-baiting artwork - essentially the originally cover of The
    Beatles' Abbey Road album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in
    flames - immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain
    (rhymes with Not Tropic) to destroy all of the several thousands
    of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then
    recalled, destroyed, and repackaged with artwork presumably
    less offensive to Sir Paul and Co. The vinyl has been out of print
    ever since, and that original artwork has become more myth
    than material.


    United Nations has been remastered for this special deluxe vinyl
    edition, and includes an infinite bonus track. The original
    banned artwork has been restored to its litigious glory, now
    expanded to include the previously unreleased panels to
    complete the original triptych - all printed on a massive 12x36
    full-color foldout poster. Not content to merely flirt with fire, we
    have housed this infamous, inflammatory artwork inside a
    custom embossed, numbered old-style gatefold jacket that is
    curiously reminiscent of the original Beatles' White Album
    jacket.


    Each album is stamped with a sequential number, in a limited
    edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued.
    Again.

    1. The Spinning Heart Of The Yo-Yo Lobby
    2. Resolution 9
    3. No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship
    4. The Shape Of Punk That Never Came
    5. My Cold War
    6. Model UN
    7. Filmed In Front Of A Live Studio Audience
    8. Revolutions In Graphic Design
    9. I Kept Living The Same Day
    10. Subliminal Testing
    11. Say Goodbye To General Figment Of The USS Imagination
    United Nations
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  • II - Livets Andhallplats II - Livets Andhallplats Quick View

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    II - Livets Andhallplats

    Limited Edition Gatefold LP


    Osmose Productions presents a Limited Edition pressing of Livets Andhallplats, the 2nd LP by controversial Swedish metal band, Shining.

    1. Ett Liv Utan Mening
    2. Att Med Kniv Göra Sig Illa
    3. Ännu Ett Steg NÄrmare Total Utfrysning
    4. Död
    5. Svart (Ur Dagerman's Perspektiv)
    6. Livets Ändhållplats
    Shining (Sweden)
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    I - Within Deep Dark Chambers

    Limited Edition Gatefold LP


    Osmose Productions presents a Limited Edition pressing of Within Deep Dark Chambers, the cult debut LP by controversial Swedish metal band, Shining.

    1. Reflecting In Solitude

    2. Stonelands
    3. Vita Detestabilis

    4. Ren DjÄvla Ångest

    5. Inisis
    6. And Only Silence Remains
    Shining (Sweden)
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    Esoteric Warfare

    Esoteric Warfare is the fifth studio album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.


    It has been seven long years since MAYHEM released their fourth and last full-length Ordo ad Chao. Founded as early as in 1984 in Oslo, Norway by the late and legendary frontman Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous, bassist Jørn Necrobutcher Stubberud, and Kjetil Manheim Haraldsson on drums, the band took its name from the VENOM song Mayhem with Mercy. Continuing and renewing the Black Metal style heralded by the English trio, MAYHEM soon became the instigators of the so called second wave and were at the heart of every controversy surrounding that genre. The suicide of misanthropic frontman Per Yngve Dead Ohlin. The murder of Euronymous by guest bass player Count Grishnakh alias the notorious Varg Vikernes. Church burnings, drugs and prison sentences, MAYHEM were always at the centre of the storm. Yet not even death could stop the Norwegians, who released one musical milestone after the other. The incredible rawness of the Deathcrush EP (1987) was followed by the still iconic and genre defining De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994), which featured devilish drummer Jan Axel Hellhammer Blomberg, who had joined in 1988. The vocalist on this album was the Hungarian Attila Csihar of TORMENTOR fame, who returned later in 2004 to take over from his meantime heir, the enigmatic original singer Sven-Erik Maniac Kristiansen. The latter was featured on the Wolf's Lair Abyss EP (1997), which was written mostly by highly talented guitarist Rune Blasphemer Eriksen, who scored a massive success with the highly controversial Grand Declaration Of War (2000). Those were followed by the more classic Chimera (2004) and a masterpiece of utter darkness called Ordo Ad Chao (2007) with Attila singing again, which inspired many bands to follow in its tracks. MAYHEM had always witnessed many line-up changes due to the circumstances described above. Therefore even the loss of Blasphemer, who decided to focus on his other band AVA INFERI in 2008, did not stop the band. Activities mainly revolved around live shows, until the right balance was found again with the recruitment of Morten Teloch Iversen. The guitarist had already made a name for himself with NIDINGR, which is highly regarded amongst black metal enthusiasts yet remained mostly an underground phenomenon. Now his first compositional work with MAYHEM is unleashed and demonstrates how perfectly Teloch has captured the essence and spirit of the Norwegian legend by linking the band back to its roots, while at the same time taking a step forward into the spearhead position of the genre instead of dwelling in nostalgia. The A-side, Psywar comes with a different mastering than the album version. The B-side, From Beyond the Event Horizon is a rare track taken from the much rumoured Budapest Recording Sessions, which the band decided to scratch. Tremble world, MAYHEM are back with a vengeance!

    1. Watchers
    2. Psywar
    3. Trinity
    4. Pandaemon
    5. MILAB
    6. VI.Sec.
    7. Throne of Time
    8. Corpse of Care
    9. Posthuman
    10. Aion Suntelia
    Mayhem
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    Blondie

    Blondie is the eponymous debut album by American rock band Blondie. The first single X Offender was originally entitled Sex Offender but since radio stations would not play a song with such a controversial title, the band renamed the song.
    1. X Offender
    2. Little Girl Lies
    3. In the Flesh
    4. Look Good in Blue
    5. In the Sun
    6. A Shark in Jets Clothing
    7. Man Overboard
    8. Rip Her to Shreds
    9. Rifle Range
    10. Kung Fu Girls
    11. The Attack of the Giant Ants
    Blondie
    $24.99
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  • Cro-Mags Cro-Mags Quick View

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    Cro-Mags

    Twelve new tracks from founder of the Cro-Mags, the always controversial Harley Flanagan. Brutality in the vein of the Cro-Mags' Age of Quarrel and Revenge exploding with heavy intensity and pure anger. The return of the NYHC icon!
    1. I Come In Peace
    2. Can't Give In
    3. Betrayal
    4. Webster Hall
    5. Guilty Until Proven Innocent
    6. To All My Friends
    7. Mess With The Bull
    8. Don't Tell Me
    9. I'll Fuck You Up
    10. Fighting the Urge to Kill
    11. Ascending
    12. Trust No One
    Harley Flanagan
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    Volunteers

    Jefferson Airplane Volunteers on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Seminal 1969 Album Steeped in Revolution, Vitality, Protest: The Aural Equivalent of a Demonstration March, Jefferson Airplane's Uncompromising Volunteers Rooted in Belief Music Can Change World


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Wider, Deeper Grooves on 180g 45RPM 2LP Set Yield Superior Transparency, Rich Nuances, and Engaging Dynamics on Set Ranked #370 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Defiant, Assured, Cohesive Songs Filled With Driving Psychedelia, Rustic Country, and Crunchy Acid-Rock: Guest Musicians Include Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills, and David Crosby


    Awash in controversy and loaded with revolutionary protest, Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers stands as the last album made by the group's classic lineup and brings insurgent closure to the peace-and-love era. The potent 1969 record confronts war, politics, greed, and environmental ruin in head-on fashion matched by few peers. Steeped in the belief people and music could transform the world, it steers the band in community-minded and county-rock directions, and features charged playing by guest luminaries such as Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and Nicky Hopkins. Volunteers also benefits from being one of the first 16-track recordings. And now, the historic set can be heard in the fidelity the artists and producers intended.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Volunteers teems with soul-affirming energy, dynamics, immediacy, and standout textures. The wider and deeper grooves translate into finer pacing, enhanced information retrieval, and superior transparency. Soundstages stretch far and extend back, with instrumental separation giving all of the musicians their own place in the mix. As a result, subtle albeit important details - Hopkins' rollicking piano, guitarist Norma Kaukonen's biting tones, Garcia's deft pedal-steel work - emerge in three-dimensional fashion amidst a musical canvas that manages to be both edgy and produced, raw and revealing. Jefferson Airplane has never sounded more vital.


    Much had changed in America - and within Jefferson Airplane - in just the two short years since the release of the San Francisco collective's breakthrough smash Surrealistic Pillow. The countercultural movement had darkened, government involvement in Vietnam escalated, and regard for human rights fallen. Retreating from the excessive experimentalism that graced its prior two LPs, the Airplane responded to the social circumstances with defiant, assured, and cohesive songs shot through with driving psychedelia, crunchy acid-rock, and rustic country. From start to finish, it's the aural equivalent of a demonstration march.


    Having drawn attention for the inclusion of profanities in multiple tunes, the Top 20 LP also ran up against the nonprofit Volunteers of America after the sextet wanted to title the record Volunteers of Amerika in order to express further dissatisfaction with the country. While Grace Slick and Co. gave into the charity's desires to switch the name, there's nothing compromising about Volunteers. Kaukonen's leads cut searing swaths through urgent fare like Eskimo Blue Day and anthemic We Can Be Together, which boldly speaks out against convention and in favor of chaos and anarchy.


    Indeed, in organizing a pseudo summit of many of the counterculture's leading musical figures to participate on Volunteers, the Airplane treats the album as an orchestrated stance against the establishment. Stills and Crosby assist in rocking the boat on a turbulent cover of Wooden Ships lined with Slick and Marty Balin's overlapping lead vocals. Hopkins gooses the call-to-arms title track with frisky boogie-woogie lines. Garcia lends The Farm a suitable rustic vibe, and on his final appearance with the Airplane, drummer Spencer Dryden helms the pastoral sing-a-long A Song for All Seasons.


    Ranked #370 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Volunteers remains a cultural and musical touchstone.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. We Can Be Together
    2. Good Shepherd
    3. The Farm
    4. Hey Fredrick
    5. Turn My Life Down
    6. Wooden Ships
    7. Eskimo Blue Day
    8. A Song for All Seasons
    9. Meadowlands
    10. Volunteers
    Jefferson Airplane
    $49.99
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    Spectre


    First New Laibach Album In 8 Years


    "Laibach at their best blur art and confrontation" - Guardian Live Review


    Spectre, the new album from Laibach, is their first
    studio album since 2006's Volk. This follows their the
    original soundtrack for film Iron Sky
    (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2012).


    Laibach once again 're-invents' itself with Spectre in
    a newly born, yet polished and solid formation. As is
    now their custom, Laibach calls into question all the
    rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices)
    about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy
    and ideology.


    Spectre sounds like a political manifesto in poetic
    form. With these lyrics and songs, Laibach, who has
    always given a controversial impression / impression of
    controversy, is now very clearly taking a position on the
    political spectrum and probably abolishing its own (to
    some extent quite comfortable) political 'freedom'
    and neutrality.

    1. The Whistleblowers
    2. No History
    3. Eat Liver!
    4. Americana
    5. We Are Millions And Millions Are One
    6. Eurovision
    7. Walk With Me
    8. Bossanova
    9. Resistance Is Futile
    10. Koran
    Laibach
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    Na Poi

    Na Poi, originally released in 1972, was re-released in 1976. Another version was included on 1976's Yellow Fever. The title track was hugely controversial and was banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Company on original release. In Yoruba, the expression literally means "things will collide," and in the lyric Fela describes what men and women get up to in bed together in graphic detail.
    1. Na Poi (Part 1)
    2. No Poi (Part 2)
    3. You No Go Die .Unless
    Fela Kuti
    $19.99
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    Severed Survival (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Picture Disc


    Limited edition picture disc version of Autopsy's seminal debut release from 1989, featuring artwork from the controversial original edition plus the alternate 'surgeons' cover.


    The birth of the band's career of highly influential gore-soaked Death Metal sound.

    1. Charred Remains
    2. Service For A Vacant Coffin

    3. Disembowel

    4. Gasping For Air

    5. Ridden With Disease

    6. Pagan Saviour

    7. Impending Dread

    8. Severed Survival

    9. Critical Madness

    10. Embalmed

    11. Stillborn
    Autopsy
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    Some Girls

    Ranked 269/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Stones' Classic Remastered on 180 gram LP


    Universal Music Group and The Rolling Stones present the remastered version of their groundbreaking 1978 album, Some Girls, which introduced the band to a whole new generation of fans. Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career.


    Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, their eighth U.S. #1, to the country-flavored Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let's not forget the sensuous, Beast of Burden, one of Keith Richards' finest tunes, which reached #8 on the U.S. singles chart, the garage rocker Shattered, the albums' third U.S. Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group's version of The Temptations' Just My Imagination, another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.


    Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band's ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group.


    Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features the Keith Richards' classic Before They Make Me Run, a signature song he still performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger's love of 1970's funk reflected in Miss You, the dance track that wrong footed many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to 'go disco'.


    The 1978 album also courted controversy because of Jagger's tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furor around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag, a nod in the direction of the picture on the 1966 single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn't been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.


    Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, with Richards since described as a sense of renewal. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to 'elevate' the sound.


    The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album's most memorable tracks, including When the Whip Comes Down and Shattered. He also co-wrote the Shattered B-side Everything Is Turning To Gold. Some Girls also marked a move to the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group's most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman.


    Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones album since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood's bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica player Sugar Blue (discovered busking on the Paris metro), made Miss You in particular sound brighter than ever.


    Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered vinyl edition of Some Girls shows exactly why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main Street. The album stands as both a time capsule and a timeless listen and it features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital.

    1. Miss You
    2. When the Whip Comes Down
    3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
    4. Some Girls
    5. Lies
    6. Far Away Eyes
    7. Respectable
    8. Before They Make Me Run
    9. Beast of Burden
    10. Shattered
    The Rolling Stones
    $24.99
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