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  • Light Grenades Light Grenades Quick View

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    Light Grenades

    Available for the first time on vinyl! Double gatefold sets presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.


    On their fourth album, A Crow Left of the Murder, Incubus got heavier, both musically and lyrically, which might have developed their music but it shrank their audience. It's hard not to see their 2006 follow-up, Light Grenades, as a reaction to this situation -- not that they shrink away from the progression of Crow, but they polish and streamline their innovations from that album, resulting in a record that's sharper, cleaner, and more immediate in every respect. This naturally means that Incubus doesn't sound as heavy as they did earlier in their career, but they're still pretty somber here; even when the rhythms crash and the guitars wail, this is serious music, but they have a lighter touch here than they did on Crow. They also have a greater mastery of mood, as well as a greater musical variety than they displayed on the outset of their career. Often, they use trippy, vaguely psychedelic soundscapes to set a tone that they later blast apart with tightly focused blasts of fury, such as the skittering Anna Molly or the intense two-minute ballast of the title track -- or even how the acoustic introspection of Earth to Bella is ripped apart by shards of noise, not unlike Radiohead's Creep. Radiohead comes to mind a few times on Light Grenades, largely in how Incubus uses echoed guitars on their expansive mood pieces, but more often they sound like a leaner, hungrier latter-day Pearl Jam in their sense of purpose and dedication to serious rock. Perhaps that's why Diamonds and Coal stands out so strongly in the latter half of the record: it's a tightly constructed pop song, their catchiest ever, that's unlike anything else on the record in its hookiness, which makes it all the more impressive. And instead of suggesting that the rest of the record is lacking in hooks, it actually points out how Incubus has grown: that they not only feel comfortable releasing a piece of alt-pop as catchy as this, but they don't emphasize it, they merely present it as another dimension to their sound, just like how the delicate acoustic-driven Paper Shoes also sounds unlike the rest of the album yet still fits comfortably into the record's tapestry. These moments of lightness illustrate the confidence Incubus now has and their increasing musical dexterity too. On Light Grenades, they are a tightly focused, purposeful band, shifting moods and textures at the drop of a dime, proving that they have become a rare thing: a modern heavy rock band that actually grows and improves with each album.

    -AllMusic.com

    LP1
    1. Quicksand
    2. A Kiss to Send Us Off
    3. Dig
    4. Anna Molly
    5. Love Hurts
    6. Light Grenades


    LP2
    1. Earth to Bella (Part I)
    2. Oil and Water
    3. Diamonds and Coal
    4. Rogues
    5. Paper Shoes
    6. Pendulous Threads
    7. Earth to Bella (Part II)

    Incubus
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs (Box Set) Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs (Box Set) Quick View

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    Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs (Box Set)




    Includes Five Studio Albums Pressed On Heavyweight 180-Gram Vinyl


    Presented In A Box The Design Of Which Has Been Inspired By The Custom Suits Made For Guitarist Billy F Gibbons' By Hollywood's Jaime Castaneda AKA "Jaime The Tailor"


    Features Audio Sourced From The Original Masters


    Artwork Faithfully Reproduces The Original Releases


    Shipping On Or Around 6/01/18


    ZZ TOP is set to dish out a second heaping helping of analog goodness with the sequel to its previous vinyl set. On the menu this time around are the albums that made That Little Ol' Band From Texas global superstars during the 1980s. The collection includes five studio albums pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, presented in a box the design of which has been inspired by the custom suits made for guitarist Billy F Gibbons' by Hollywood's Jaime Castaneda a/k/a Jaime The Tailor.


    CINCO: THE SECOND FIVE LPs is set for release via Warner Bros. Records. Each album features audio sourced from the original masters and boasts artwork that faithfully reproduces the original releases.


    Between 1979 and 1990, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard released five groundbreaking and earth-shaking albums including DegÜello, El Loco, Eliminator, Afterburner and Recycler.


    The new collection picks up where the previous set left off, beginning with the band's 1979 release DegÜello. A certified-platinum success, it was the trio's fourth consecutive album to be certified gold or better. The record features several standout songs that remain fan favorites, like Cheap Sunglasses, I Thank You and I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide.


    El Loco followed in 1981 and featured radio staples like Tube Snake Boogie and Pearl Necklace. Certified gold, the album also was a turning point for the band's sound, introducing cutting-edge contemporary technology into the mix for the first time. Electronica gets its due on ZZ TOP's eighth studio album Eliminator. It went on to become the best-selling record of the band's career so far. One of the few albums ever to have received Diamond Certification from the RIAA in recognition of album sales in excess of 10 million units -- in the U.S. alone. Songs like Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, Got Me Under Pressure and Give Me All Your Lovin' were all massive hits on radio and MTV.


    The band's popularity continued to soar with the 1985 release of Afterburner. Certified five-times platinum in America, it includes hits like Rough Boy, Velcro Fly and Sleeping Bag. The final album featured in the new vinyl collection is Recycler. Released in 1990, it achieved platinum status on the strength of a trio of hit singles: Doubleback, (as heard on the soundtrack to the film Back To The Future III in which ZZ Top played a version of themselves from the past, Concrete And Steel and My Head's In Mississippi.


    Featuring the following albums:



    • DegÜello (1979)
    • El Loco (1981)
    • Eliminator (1983)
    • Afterburner (1985)
    • Recycler (1990)
    LP 1: DegÜello
    1. I Thank You
    2. She Loves My Automobile
    3. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
    4. A Fool For Your Stockings
    5. Manic Mechanic
    6. Dust My Broom
    7. Lowdown In The Street
    8. Hi Fi Mama
    9. Cheap Sunglasses
    10. Esther Be The One


    LP 2: El Loco
    1. Tube Snake Boogie
    2. I Wanna Drive You Home
    3. Ten Foot Pole
    4. Leila
    5. Don't Tease Me
    6. It's So Hard
    7. Pearl Necklace
    8. Groovy Little Hippie Pad
    9. Heaven, Hell Or Houston
    10. Party On The Patio


    LP 3: Eliminator
    1. Gimme All Your Lovin
    2. Got Me Under Pressure
    3. Sharp Dressed Man
    4. I Need You Tonight
    5. I Got The Six
    6. Legs
    7. Thug
    8. TV Dinners
    9. Dirty Dog
    10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
    11. Bad Girl


    LP 4: Afterburner
    1. Sleeping Bag
    2. Stages
    3. Woke Up With Wood
    4. Rough Boy
    5. Can't Stop Rockin'
    6. Planet Of Women
    7. I Got The Message
    8. Velcro Fly
    9. Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury)
    10. Delirious


    LP 5: Recycler
    1. Concrete And Steel
    2. Lovething
    3. Penthouse Eyes
    4. Tell It
    5. My Head's In Mississippi
    6. Decision Or Collision
    7. Give It Up
    8. 2000 Blues
    9. Burger Man
    10. Doubleback

    ZZ Top
    $114.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Thunderpussy Thunderpussy Quick View

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    Thunderpussy

    What if Thor's Hammer of the Gods from "Immigrant Song" landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy.


    The quartet-Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]-do the most rock 'n' roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock 'n' roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process. Think of it like an inverse Frank Frazetta painting where it's the Amazonian siren wielding all of the world's power instead of Conan (he's on the sidelines in awe). More simply, instead of Page and Plant, Perry and Tyler, and Jagger and Richards, you get Molly and Whitney. Known for earth shattering pipes, heart-stopping performance art, and a propensity to literally writhe through a crowd, Molly is the consummate ideal front-person-bold, brilliant, brazen, and beautiful. At her righthand, you've got Whitney as the ultimate 21st century axe-slinger-cool, collected, and crazy on that fretboard. Rounding out the fray, Leah and Ruby cook up the tightest rhythm section this side of Cream (no kidding).


    So, what is it that turned the Seattle-based group into a quiet phenomenon with the endorsement of Rolling Stone and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as well as a string of already legendary performances under their high-waisted belts (we're looking at you, Sasquatch)? It'd be too easy to say it's the power of the P----


    Whitney steps in, "People talk about that magic. There's some voodoo happening between Molly and I, which is like a cosmic connection. She has this power. Somehow, I'm under her spell when we're performing-we all are."


    "The truth is, I feel the same way about Whitney, Leah, and Ruby," smiles Molly. "We're all in this together."


    That unity drives the band's forthcoming full-length debut Thunderpussy [Stardog Records/Republic Records] produced by Sylvia Massy. The lead single Speed Queen begins with a revving engine and arena-size percussion before snapping into a muscular and majestic riff and vocal proclamation, "Long live the Speed Queen."


    "The 'Speed Queen' is this mythic and magical woman who rides a motorcycle and travels around the country," explains Whitney. "Nobody knows too much about where she came from or where she's going, but she changes everyone she meets because she's that powerful. I was thinking of Molly when I wrote it."


    Its companion track "Badlands" evokes bluesy Zeppelin-style mysticism with a fury that certainly wouldn't be out of place on Aerosmith's Rocks-but is completely at home on Speed Queen.


    "It nods to that classic Terrence Malick movie Badlands with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek," adds Molly. "It's an on-the-run love song between two outlaws."


    Among its arsenal, Thunderpussy also boasts a song produced by McCready "Velvet Noose." Everything comes together into one cohesive and classic vision of rock music recharged, reinvigorated, and resurrected in what can only be described as a diamond in the muff: Thunderpussy.


    "Being a lover of rock 'n' roll music for my whole life, you either have it, or you don't," Whitney leaves off. "If you find it, cultivate it, treat it like a wild animal, and tame that raw energy, but not too much. That's what this is."

    1. Speed Queen
    2. Badlands
    3. Fever
    4. Torpedo Love
    5. Velvet Noose
    6. Gentle Frame
    7. All In
    8. The Cloud
    9. Pick It Up
    10. Utero Tango
    11. Thunderpussy
    12. Young & Pure
    Thunderpussy
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