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    Creatures Of The Night (Awaiting Repress)

    Celebrating four decades of decibels, KISS, Mercury Records and UMe proudly announce reissuing the legendary KISS albums on 180g audiophile vinyl
    starting in 2014. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity, these albums have never sounded so amazing and now
    vinyl collectors will get what they've been demanding. All posters, sleeve art, stickers, etc that appeared in the original LP release where applicable have
    been faithfully reproduced for the KISS Army.


    By 1982's Creatures of the Night, Kiss had finally ditched their plans of becoming respectable artists (starting with 1979's Dynasty) and had come to the realization that they were a loud, no-holds-barred heavy metal band. Easily their best since 1977's Love Gun, Creatures of the Night contains very little filler and sounds as if Kiss had been reborn (it also includes one of the heaviest drum sounds ever captured in the studio by any rock band). The band is inspired and enthusiastic throughout, especially on such rockers as the opening title track, Killer, War Machine, Saint and Sinner, and one of their great anthems, I Love It Loud. Also included is one of Kiss' better ballads, I Still Love You (later featured on 1996's Unplugged set), as well as Rock and Roll Hell, a song written about Ace Frehley, who would soon officially make his resignation from the band public. Guitarist Vinnie Vincent (real name: Vinnie Cusano) handles guitar duties here and was eventually named as Frehley's replacement, playing on the ensuing tour. Although Creatures of the Night deserved to be the album that put Kiss back on top of the charts, it performed below expectations (topping out at number 45), as did its tour. Hence, the album is one of Kiss' most underrated. It didn't take a genius to figure out that the makeup had grown stale and was now getting in the way of their music. The time had finally come for the band to unmask.


    - Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

    1. Creatures Of The Night
    2. Killer
    3. Keep Me Comin'
    4. Rock And Roll Hell
    5. Danger
    6. I Love It Loud
    7. I Still Love You
    8. Saint And Sinner
    9. War Machine
    Kiss
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    Crazy Nights


    180g Audiophile Vinyl Reissue


    Remastered To High Definition 192kHz/24-bit Audio For Maximum Fidelity


    Celebrating four decades of decibels, KISS, Mercury Records and UMe proudly announce reissuing the legendary KISS albums on 180g audiophile vinyl. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity, these albums have never sounded so amazing and now
    vinyl collectors will get what they've been demanding. All posters, sleeve art, stickers, etc that appeared in the original LP release where applicable have
    been faithfully reproduced for the KISS Army.


    Crazy Nights is the fourteenth studio album by Kiss, recorded in June 1987. This was the second album to feature the new line up of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, and Eric Carr. It featured keyboards which was another departure in their music style changing from their Creatures of the Night/Lick It Up/Animalize/Asylum heavy metal sound into a light metal sound.

    1. Crazy Crazy Nights
    2. I'll Fight Hell To Hold You
    3. Bang Bang You
    4. No No No
    5. Hell Or High Water
    6. My Way
    7. When Your Walls Come Down
    8. Reason To Live
    9. Good Girl Gone Bad
    10. Turn On The Night
    11. Thief In The Night
    Kiss
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    Lick It Up (Awaiting Repress)

    Due to the underachievement of their exceptional 1982 comeback album, Creatures of the Night, Kiss knew the time was right to drop the makeup, so in September 1983 the band shocked their fans by unmasking on MTV. Their first non-makeup album, Lick It Up, followed soon after and successfully re-established the band among the heavy metal masses worldwide. Kiss also reconnected with their stateside fans -- Lick It Up was the band's first record to achieve gold status since 1980's Kiss Unmasked. The album's success was spurred by MTV's repeated airing of the imaginative video for the album's strong title track, and songs such as Exciter, Not for the Innocent, A Million to One, and the rap-rocker All Hell's Breaking Loose confirmed that the band was back on the right track. Vinnie Vincent again proved to be a worthy replacement to original guitarist Ace Frehley but would unfortunately leave the band after the completion of the Lick It Up worldwide tour (eventually resurfacing with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in the late '80s). Lick It Up is undoubtedly Kiss' best non-makeup album.


    - Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

    1. Exciter
    2. Not For the Innocent
    3. Lick It Up
    4. Young and Wasted
    5. Gimme More
    6. All Hell's Breakin' Loose
    7. A Million To One
    8. Fits Like a Glove
    9. Dance All Over Your Face
    10. An On the 8th Day
    Kiss
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    Budapest Live

    By the time of this live date recorded in Budapest in April of 1983, Manfred Mann's Earth Band was a first-rate five-piece consisting of Manfred Mann on keyboards and synthesizer, John Lingwood on drums, Chris Thompson on vocals and guitar, Steve Waller on vocals and guitar and Matt Irving on bass. Live in Budapest was the last Earth Band album to be released on the Bronze Label and it contains live versions of eight of their classic hits including Spirits in the Night and Mighty Quinn.
    1. Spirits In The Night
    2. Demolition Man
    3. For You
    4. Davy's On The Road Again
    5. Lies (Through The 80's)
    6. Blinded By The Light
    7. Redemption Song
    8. Mighty Quinn
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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    Solar Fire

    After riding the worldwide pop music charts for over a decade, Manfred Mann created an even larger chapter in rock music history with his Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Created at the height of album rock radio, Manfred Mann's Earth Band landed their first three albums on the charts as they increased their loyal following throughout concert halls in the United States. 1974 proved to be a pivotal year for the band as they released their biggest selling album at that time with Solar Fire.


    Aside from the thematic approach of rocking tracks like the title song Solar Fire and In The Beginning, Darkness, this album really gained a whole new audience with the epic Bob Dylan remake of Father Of Day, Father Of Night. This ten-minute anthem would go on to be one of Mann's most respected and most articulate works of this era. The fans dug it and have gone on to make this album one of their most enduring of the Manfred Mann's Earth Band diverse catalog.

    1. Father of Day, Father of Night
    2. In the Beginning, Darkness
    3. Pluto the Dog
    4. Solor Fire
    5. Saturn, Lord of the Ring/Mercury the Winged Messenger
    6. Earth, The Circle, Pt. 2
    7. Earth, The Circle, Pt. 1
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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    Nightingales & Bombers (Awaiting Repress)

    The album that was Manfred Mann's commercial breakthrough was a departure from the previous albums made with the Earth Band. Though the personnel are the same and the musicianship is as mind-blowing as ever, the songs are shorter and punchier, in some cases more poppy. This is not to say that the band had sacrificed a bit of ingenuity or complexity, but the long jams are gone in favor of briefer sound portraits. Nightingales and Bombers included Manfred Mann's first cover of a Bruce Springsteen song, the album-opening Spirits in the Night, a single that charted, and became one of the only pieces written in 10/4 time ever to do so. It would prove to be an important move in their recording career, as 1976's Roaring Silence earned them a big hit with Springsteen's Blinded by the Light. Another foreshadowing of that tune can be detected in the track Fat Nelly, which includes a synthesizer part almost identical to the intro of the aforementioned hit. Also featured in Nightingales and Bombers are such synth-driven rockers as Crossfade, Countdown, and the title track, in which Manfred Mann appear to be trying to capture the prog rock crown. Nightingales and Bombers featured in almost every Best of the Year list for 1975.
    1. Spirits In The Night
    2. Countdown
    3. Time Is Right
    4. Crossfade
    5. Visionary Mountains
    6. Nightingales And Bombers
    7. Fat Nelly
    8. As Above So Below
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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    landmark (Awaiting Repress)

    "There's a moment in growing up when it becomes clear that the road you walk is your own to cultivate."


    A surprisingly profound sentiment for a band of 21-year olds. Nevertheless, it's a sentiment that animates much of landmark, the debut album from Minneapolis' Hippo Campus.


    From the resplendent "Way It Goes," a guitar led gallop about the Instagram-filtered church of cool, to the propulsive "Boyish," a horn-kissed rumination on children of divorce, landmark is shot through with a woozy dissonance between precocious wisdom and old-as-time coming of age stories. The result is a messy, brave, and earnest whole - not to mention, a tectonic shift forward for a young band still discovering itself.


    Of course, that should come as no surprise. Hippo Campus - comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jake Luppen, guitarist/vocalist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen - have done their fair share of growing up since forming in late 2013. Their pair of 2015 EPs, Bashful Creatures and South, catapulted a freshly-formed band onto sold out tours, radio airwaves, late night TV stages, timelines, feeds, and glowing screens the world over. After a 10-month stretch of work informed by their surprising ascent, Hippo Campus' first full-length showcases not only their trademark ear for ringing melodies and impeccably constructed pop frameworks, but a desire to dig deeper-both into their talent and in their selves-for inspiration.


    landmark's recording, helmed by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, etc.), primarily took place at Sonic Ranch, with finishing touches applied at Pachyderm Studios in the band's native Minnesota. The ranch, a residential studio located on a 2300-acre pecan farm near the border between Texas and Mexico, represented a big shift for four young men from the northern Midwest's cooler climes. "You're just in the middle of the desert, and there are these pecan trees for as far as you can see," says Stocker. "It's pretty surreal-kind of like a dream."


    Dreams are where the mind's deepest desires manifest, so it's fitting landmark is rife with up-close lyrics that reflect the struggles of crash-landing into an always-on world. "It's our most honest release yet, but it didn't start that way at all," says Luppen. "There are two halves to the record-the first half represents our first stage of writing, where we're showing off our ironic side and criticizing the culture of social media, and the youth culture that we're a huge part of now. It's a world we've been forced to plug into, whether we want to or not, and we talk about our qualms with that world."


    Perhaps nowhere on the album are those qualms more evident than on "Western Kids," one of landmark's most upbeat numbers, but also one of its most contemptuous: "I just love this, I swear I'll go viral, from the burbs to the streets now it's a revival," sings Luppen, tongue firmly planted in cheek. "The spirit is found in the idealistically idle, the age of excess."


    Meanwhile, "Sun Veins," the distortion-heavy track that opens the record, is a direct response to the expectations heaped upon the band as they grew: "'Sun Veins' represents an intense period in my life when I wanted to burn everything down, and it represents this moment of absolute clarity," says Luppen. "I'm talking about a person, but at the same time I'm talking about myself and us as a band. Throughout the past year, I thought that I had to be different and that the band had to be different, but it turned out that we had to look more inward and find ourselves again."


    Indeed, landmark invites introspection and close listening-even its most upbeat songs are rich with details, like the whistling break that lands in the middle of the galloping "Simple Season" or the spangles of guitar that slice through the clamor of "Tuesday." Elsewhere, the second half of landmark is dominated by a somber stretch that includes the lush "Monsoon," which slowly blooms into a quiet freak-out of reverb and synth, a revelation in the context of the band's catalog. "It was a breakthrough-we could use the studio and make something transcendent," says Luppen.


    Transcendence doesn't come easy. It's usually the payoff to a long journey. And while Hippo Campus' journey is still being written, with landmark, the band has never seemed more confident in the road they're walking.

    1. Sun Veins
    2. Way It Goes
    3. Vines
    4. Epitaph
    5. Simple Season
    6. Tuesday
    7. Western Kids
    8. Poems
    9. Monsoon
    10. Vacation
    11. Boyish
    12. Interlude
    13. Buttercup
    Hippo Campus
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    Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

    In April, horror rock mogul ROB ZOMBIE returns with his fifth solo album, and in his words, "It merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now this is the perfect combo of both worlds." Much more than self-serving hyperbole, this is the Devil's truth! 'The Girl Who Loved The Monsters' harkens back to La Sexorcisto, whereas 'Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures' would be right at home on The Sinister Urge. Throughout the 12 songs, pretty much every aspect of Zombie's musical career is touched upon; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is almost like a Greatest Hits comprised of entirely new material. First single 'Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town' is a fiery, barn-burner of a track highlighting "wasted youth - an angel of odd in her birthday suit." That being said, the award for worst song title of the year goes to 'Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga'. Musically, it's actually quite a good piece, but that title and chorus - what were you thinking Rob? Then there's 'Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)', centered around a tedious, electronic syncopated drum beat. All signs lead to dull and dreary, but when this kicks in, it'll knock you on your ass! 'Theme For The Rat Vendor' is an unexpected 62-second instrumental immersed in middle-eastern sounds. Pulling a decapitated rabbit out of the hat, Zombie and cohorts John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Ginger Fish on drums rock the shit out of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's 'We're An American Band'; talk about a job well done! And if there really is a fallen angel in hell, Zombie will play 'Lucifer Rising' every night on tour. Bound to be a fan-favourite, this makes you move and groove uncontrollably; it's damn near irresistible. 'Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin' ends this illicit affair with the perfect amount of sex, sleaze and violence. Forget the Pied Piper, it's time to embrace, cherish and worship those Venomous Rats!-- Aaron Small
    1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
    2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
    3. Revelation Revolution
    4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
    5. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
    6. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
    7. Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures
    8. White Trash Freaks
    9. We're An American Band
    10. Lucifer Rising
    11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
    12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
    Rob Zombie
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    Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Picture Disc)

    Picture Disc


    Horror rock mogul ROB ZOMBIE returns with his fifth solo album, and in his words, "It merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now this is the perfect combo of both worlds." Much more than self-serving hyperbole, this is the Devil's truth! 'The Girl Who Loved The Monsters' harkens back to La Sexorcisto, whereas 'Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures' would be right at home on The Sinister Urge. Throughout the 12 songs, pretty much every aspect of Zombie's musical career is touched upon; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is almost like a Greatest Hits comprised of entirely new material. First single 'Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town' is a fiery, barn-burner of a track highlighting "wasted youth - an angel of odd in her birthday suit." That being said, the award for worst song title of the year goes to 'Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga'. Musically, it's actually quite a good piece, but that title and chorus - what were you thinking Rob? Then there's 'Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)', centered around a tedious, electronic syncopated drum beat. All signs lead to dull and dreary, but when this kicks in, it'll knock you on your ass! 'Theme For The Rat Vendor' is an unexpected 62-second instrumental immersed in middle-eastern sounds. Pulling a decapitated rabbit out of the hat, Zombie and cohorts John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass, and Ginger Fish on drums rock the shit out of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's 'We're An American Band'; talk about a job well done! And if there really is a fallen angel in hell, Zombie will play 'Lucifer Rising' every night on tour. Bound to be a fan-favourite, this makes you move and groove uncontrollably; it's damn near irresistible. 'Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin' ends this illicit affair with the perfect amount of sex, sleaze and violence. Forget the Pied Piper, it's time to embrace, cherish and worship those Venomous Rats!-- Aaron Small

    1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
    2. Revelation Revolution
    3. Theme For The Rat Vendor
    4. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
    5. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
    6. Behold, The Pretty Filthy Creatures!
    7. White Trash Freaks
    8. We're An American Band
    9. Lucifer Rising
    10. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
    11. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
    12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
    Rob Zombie
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    Floating Features

    Los Angeles has often been described as a "dream factory"--both a mecca where dreamers
    converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions:
    enchanting tangerine sunsets diffused by smog, crystal-clutching spiritualists mingling with
    deep-pocketed narcissists, rows of scenic palms competing with garish billboards for
    commuters' attention.


    It was against this backdrop that the four members of La Luz--singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland,
    drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon--conceived
    of Floating Features, the band's third studio album. For this, their most ambitious release yet,
    La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological.


    References to dreams abound on Floating Features. "Loose Teeth" catalyzes nightmare fuel
    into a propulsive, intentionally-disorienting collision of honeyed harmonies and Takeshi
    Terauchi-esque jetstreams of distorted surf guitar. "Mean Dream" unsurprisingly mines dreamstate
    imagery, and the lyrics and melody for "Walking Into the Sun" actually came to Cleveland
    during a particularly-vivid night of deep sleep. Looming over the album's coterie of surreal
    figures (gargantuan cicadas, a monstrous "Creature," The Sun King, aliens, the titular "Lonely
    Dozer") is the magnificent "Greed Machine," a skulking, insatiable engine of consumption-Nathanael
    West's "business of dreams" fearsomely manifested.


    Only La Luz could conjure up Floating Features' Leone-on-LSD vibes, and the album finds the
    L.A. band at the height of their powers--golden rebels in a golden dream.

    1. Floating Features
    2. Cicada
    3. Loose Teeth
    4. Mean Dream
    5. California Finally
    6. The Creature
    7. Golden One
    8. Lonely Dozer
    9. Greed Machine
    10. Walking Into the Sun
    11. Don't Leave Me On the Earth
    La Luz
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