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Live At Town Hall Party 1959Following in the footsteps of our ultra-cool Johnny Cash Town Hall Party LPs, we're back with three more live-in-the-studio sessions from '58-'59, featuring Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Merle Travis. Taken from Tex Ritter's legendary Town Hall Party television series, our LPs capture rockabilly legends Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and guitar-picking icon Merle Travis at the absolute top of their games, each playing incredible live materialand never before released on vinyl. If you missed the TV coverage more than 45 years ago, here's your chance to breathe in the sweet magic of these historic sessions.1. Town Hall Party Intro
2. C'mon Everybody
3. Have I Told You Lately that I Love You
4. Don't Blame It on Me
5. Summertime Blues (encore)
6. Interview with Eddie Cochran and band members
7. Town Hall Party Intro
8. School Days
9. Be Honest with Me
10. Money Honey
11. C'mon Everybody$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Town Hall Party '58-'59Following in the footsteps of our ultra-cool Johnny Cash Town Hall Party LPs, we're back with three more live-in-the-studio sessions from '58?'59, featuring Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Merle Travis. Taken from Tex Ritter's legendary Town Hall Party television series, our LPs capture rockabilly legends Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and guitar-picking icon Merle Travis at the absolute top of their games, each playing incredible live material?and never before released on vinyl. If you missed the TV coverage more than 45 years ago, here's your chance to breathe in the sweet magic of these historic sessions.1. Fat Gal
2. If You Can't Go Right Don't Go Wrong
3. Bugle Call Rag
4. Main Street Breakdown
5. Nine Pound Hammer
6. Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon
7. Ike Everly's Rag
8. Cincinnati Lou
9. Back Home in Indiana
10. House of David Blues
11. Hominy Grits$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Town Hall Party 1958 & 1959Following in the footsteps of our ultra-cool Johnny Cash Town Hall Party LPs, we're back with three more live-in-the-studio sessions from '58 & '59, featuring Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Merle Travis. Taken from Tex Ritter's legendary Town Hall Party television series, our LPs capture rockabilly legends Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and guitar-picking icon Merle Travis at the absolute top of their games, each playing incredible live material?and never before released on vinyl. If you missed the TV coverage more than 45 years ago, here's your chance to breathe in the sweet magic of these historic sessions.1. Town Hall Party Intro
3. High Blood Pressure
4. Rip It Up
5. Town Hall Party Intro
6. Dance to the Bop
7. You Win Again
8. For Your Precious Love
9. High School Confidential
10. Town Hall Party Intro
11. Roll Over Beethoven
12. Over the Rainbow
13. She She Little Sheila$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5296xDick Dale And His Del-Tones
Rock Out With Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (Live At Ciro's)Prior to his emergence as a recording artist, surf guitar king Dick Dale first carved out his legend as a live performer. The artist's incendiary early shows in front of raucous surfer crowds at Balboa Beach's Rendezvous Ballroom established Dale as a regional sensation, and in the process helped to put surf music on the map. After he became an international star, Dale and his longstanding band the Del-Tones maintained the energy and innovation of their early performances, expanding their reputation as a peerless live act.
In 1965, Dale captured the infectious spirit of his live shows with this album, recorded on stage at the fabled Hollywood nightclub Ciro's. This vintage LP offers a bracing snapshot of the trailblazing guitar hero at his string-shredding best, tearing into his classic Let's Go Trippin', and applying his head-spinning instrumental fire to such diverse tunes as Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn, Lee Hazlewood's Angry Generation and Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind. He also unveils his underrated vocal skills on riveting readings of Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues, Barrett Strong's Money and Ray Charles' What'd I Say.
Out of print on vinyl for decades, the Sundazed edition of Rock Out with Dick Dale and His Del-Tones (Live at Ciro's) has been mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl, with completely restored original cover art.1. Peter Gun
2. Money Honey
3. Angry Generation
4. Summertime Blues
5. Blowin' in the Wind
6. Don't Stop Now (Movin' and a-Groovin')
7. Let's Go Trippin' 65
8. Bony Moronie
9. Watusi Jo
11. What'd I Say$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American DreamerThis 10-song debut album from one of Brooklyn's finest rock 'n' roll bands lives up to the expectations set by their previous EP. The arrangements here are simple and uncluttered, with plenty of room for singer Jeremy Fury to dip his vocals in slapback echo reminiscent of Sun Records-era Elvis Presley, and for the backing quartet to bring out the best in songs that reflect the influences of Leiber & Stoller, Eddie Cochran, and The Del-Lords. While the sound retains a '50's-'60s retro vibe, the lyrics apply themselves to universal and even modern concerns (Cam Girl says: Your profile came up on my MacBook screen.)1. Trip Into The Light
2. Heart of Stone
3. Cam Girl
4. Right Out Of Love
5. Some Days
7. White Star Bright Love
8. Settle Down
9. You're My Halo
10. Sunlight In The Rain$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Vincebus Eruptum (Awaiting Repress)Blue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal, and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk, grunge and stoner rock. While the rest of the rock world was mellowing out and embracing the spirit of the Summer of Love, the seminal San Francisco power trio was churning out ballsy blues-rock anthems whose fuzz-heavy, adrenaline-charged intensity helped to alter the course of contemporary music.
Vincebus Eruptum, Blue Cheers landmark 1968 debut, is widely regarded as Ground Zero of the heavy metal explosion. The album, featuring the classic Blue Cheer lineup of guitarist Leigh Stephens, bassist/vocalist Dickie Peterson and drummer Paul Whaley, includes the trios mind-melting reading of Eddie Cochrans Summertime Blues, which became a Top 20 single, along with such raw, overdriven originals as Doctor Please and Second Time Around and distinctive reworkings of the blues standards Rock Me Baby and Parchment Farm. Long out of print on vinyl, with original copies trading for steep collectors prices, this legendary debut is available once again in its original format, complete with its unique original cover design.1. Summertime Blues
2. Rock Me Baby
3. Doctor Please
4. Out of Focus
5. Parchment Farm
6. Second Time Around$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Town Hall Party 1958Just turned 21 and beautiful beyond words, Wanda Jackson ripped through a red-hot, live Town Hall Party rockabilly session in 1958 that helped define the parameters of this raw, young music. Discovered singing on an Oklahoma radio station only two years earlier by honky-tonk recording star Hank Thompson and encouraged to cut loose musically by genre superstar/touring partner (and onetime boyfriend) Elvis Presley, Jackson was a perfect fit for Town Hall Party, the Los Angeles-based TV show that had already welcomed sets by rockin' luminaries Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran. Backed by old friend and King of the Strings guitarist Joe Maphis, Jackson was in her element for the Town Hall Party session, tearing into Mean, Mean Man, a career-defining tune she'd recorded only a few months earlier. Highlights of Jackson's set also include Rock Your Baby, her current Capitol Records single, and Alone (With You), a Faron Young chart-topper, as well as her show-stopping finale, Jackson roaring through Hard Headed Woman, a scorcher from Elvis' current movie, King Creole. Jackson would soon become a substantial force on the country music charts, specializing in aching, honky tonk ballads for the rest of her career. Still touring today to rabid fan reaction, Jackson has never forgotten her red-hot rockabilly roots. And no live session ever caught Wanda Jackson as wild and rocking as she was on Town Hall Party in 1958, now available on Sundazed's high-definition, ten-inch vinyl.1. Town Hall Party Intro
2. Mean, Mean Man
3. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
4. Rock Your Baby
5. Town Hall Party Intro
6. Alone with You
7. Queen for a Day
8. Hard Headed Woman$15.99Vinyl LP 10 - Sealed Buy Now
Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les PaulCelebrating 50 Years Of Jeff Beck At Friday Music
His 2011 Grammy Nominated Rock Album Of The Year Is Back On Limited Edition 2-LP Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
Featuring His Stunning Les Paul Tribute With Friends: Brian Setzer, Imelda May, Trombone Shorty, Gary U.s. Bonds, Darrell Higham & Jason Rebello
In 2011, Jeff Beck along with some of his good friends like Imelda May, Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds and Trombone Shorty recorded the ultimate tribute to guitar legend Les Paul. The amazing Jeff Beck live album Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul was captured at Les Paul's famed Iridium Nightclub. The television special and recording from it were very well received and even warranted a Grammy Nomination for Best Rock Album in 2011.
Featuring 20 incredible rock and blues workouts by Jeff Beck and Co., the crowd was treated to such rockers as The Yardbirds revisit of Train Kept A Rollin', Eddie Cochran's' Twenty Flight Rock featuring Brian Setzer and Les Paul's classic How High The Moon with Imelda May.
Even more treasures abound with rock n' soul great Gary U.S. Bonds and Jeff Beck collaborating on Bonds' 60's masterwork New Orleans, plus a powerhouse tour de force performance enthralls with Imelda and Jeff on The Ronnette's classic Walking In The Sand. This was truly one unforgettable evening of stellar listening enjoyment.
Friday Music is pleased to welcome home on audiophile vinyl Jeff Beck's Rock N Roll Party Honoring Les Paul. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO/ Deuce Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck/Johnny Winter/Tommy Bolin), this deluxe limited edition 2 LP set truly a rockin' event for the history books!
To enhance your Jeff Beck listening hours, the album is presented in a masterful gatefold cover, featuring the artwork elements from the evening as well as Les Paul tribute liner notes by Jeff Beck.LP 1
1. Double Talkin' Baby
3. The Train Kept a Rollin'
4. Cry Me a River
5. How High the Moon
6. Sitting On Top of the World
7. Bye Bye Blues
8. The World is Waiting For the Sunrise
9. Vaya Con Dios
10. Mockin' Bird Hill
1. I'm a Fool To Care
2. Tiger Rag
3. Peter Gunn
4. Rocking is Our Business
6. Sleep Walk
7. New Orleans
8. Walking In the Sand
9. Please Mr. Jailer
10. Twenty Flight Rock$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Chris Shiflett And The Dead PeasantsChris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is a new project from Shiflett, already known as the lead guitarist for Foo Fighters and the frontman for Jackson United. Steeped in his love for classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings), rockabilly (Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran), and deep-rooted rock bands (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements), this new album is packed with soulful pedal steeland twang guitar-accented songs. The album highlights his talent and versatility not only as a skillful guitarist, but also as a songwriter. These infectious Americana-laced rock songs are some of the best hes penned, from the chiming keys and buoyant, ringing guitars of Get Along to the pedal steel- and mandolin-lined heartache of Bandaged, and from the spry, Old 97s-ian Baby, Let It Out to the rueful country swing of Death March.
Shiflett wrote the songs on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants over the course of 2008-09, inspiration first striking when a friend asked him to perform at Orange Countys punk-rockabilly Hootenanny festival in 2008. After re-immersing himself in his Americana and old country music collection to prepare a short set and then playing a brief acoustic tour with friend Joey Cape of Lagwagon, he began writing what eventually became the new album. Recorded at the Foo Fighters Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA, this past December and January, the core band on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is Shiflett (vocals, guitar), 606 house engineer John Lousteau (drums, in addition to engineering), and Derek Silverman (keyboards). The albums additional instrumentation was performed by an array of fine musicians, including Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt) on bass, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown) on pedal steel, Stevie Blacke (Beck, Weezer, Colbie Caillat) on violin and mandolin, and Audra Mae on backing vocals.1. Helsinki
2. Get Along
4. God Damn
5. Burning Lights (Joe Strummer cover)
6. An Atheists Player
7. Not Going Down Alone
8. Baby, Let It Out
9. Death March$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let Freedom RingImport
Prophet started his wild ride back in 1984, when Green on Red, the
seminal purveyors of American Rock-Roots, plucked him out of
Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight-year ride, and the
recording of as many albums. Since then Prophet has recorded nine
amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with the likes of
Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake, and Jonathan Richman, not to
mention production credits for Warren Zevon, Alejandro Escovedo
and Kelly Willis. Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke and Heart have
recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Prophet has never
been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out.
For his ninth solo album Let Freedom Ring, Chuck reached out to
some musicians and talked them into going down to Mexico City, The
Biggest City in the World (pop. 25 million). Recorded at Estudio 19, a
state-ofthe- art studio (well, circa 1958 state-of-the-art anyway) with
Greg Leisz (Beck, Wilco, Emmylou Harris) coproducing.
Within three days of arriving swine flu broke out and the indignity of
having to wear blue surgical masks just to fit in.
Over the course of the next eight days, the band set about recording
¡Let Freedom Ring!, enduring a poorly timed blackout, shakedowns
by the Policia, and a 6.4 earthquake mid-take - Mexico City might only
be 4 hours away by plane but it might as well have been on the other
side of the moon. But whilst mayhem ensued, the band buckled down
to the task in hand, all set up together in a tight little bamboo lined
room with the amps cranked. Chuck played his Fender Squire, Kelly
Stoltz on backing vocals, Rusty Miller (Jason Lyteâ€Ÿs band) played
bass while Drummer Ernest Boom Carter turned his sticks into
kindling. Carter played on Springsteenâ€Ÿs Born To Run - he promptly
quit the E Street Band after they spent 6 months recording it. The
results can be heard from the Clash inspired opener to the power pop
of Let Freedom Ringâ€Ÿ and the Eddie Cochran infused Good Time
Crowdâ€Ÿ.1. Sonny Liston's Blues
2. What Can A Mother Do
3. Where The Hell Is Henry?
4. iLet Freedom Ring!
5. You And Me Baby (Holding On)
6. American Man
7. Barely Exist
8. Hot Talk
9. Love Won't Keep Us Apart
10. Good Time Crowd
11. Leave The Window Open$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar PlayerIn the pantheon of under-the-radar American guitar heroes, Howard Roberts looms large. A remarkably versatile musician who was one of Los Angeles' most in-demand session players from the early 1950s through the 1970s, Roberts' career encompassed an incredible array of studio assignments. He recorded with a dizzying assortment of acts, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Dean Martin, Sonny and Cher, the Jackson 5, Peggy Lee, Eddie Cochran, Chet Atkins and the Electric Prunes. He also played on countless film and television soundtracks; his guitar work is featured prominently in the iconic theme music of The Twilight Zone, The Munsters and I Dream of Jeannie.
Roberts was also an accomplished musical educator, co-founding Hollywood's Guitar Institute of Technology, writing a regular instructional column on jazz improvisation for Guitar Player magazine, and penning several highly-regarded guitar instruction books. As a guitar teacher, one of his students was a teenaged Phil Spector, for whom Roberts would later work as a session man.
Impressive as his session resume is, for many guitar aficionados, the real highlights of Howard Roberts' body of work are the instrumental albums he released under his own name throughout his career. One of his best-loved solo releases is the memorably titled H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player, originally released by Capitol Records in 1963. Recorded at the legendary Studio A in the Capitol Tower, with a band that includes fellow studio legends Chuck Berghofer and Earl Palmer on bass and drums, H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player is a potent showcase for Roberts' fluid, swinging guitar work. The material offers ample opportunity for the artist to demonstrate his versatility, encompassing pop standards 9Lerner, Loewe If Ever I Would Leave You), bossa nova (Antonio Carlos Jobim's One Note Samba) and jazz (tunes by Herbie Hancock, Count Basie and Duke Ellington), along with such Roberts originals as Smolderin', Turista, Deep Fry and Dirty Old Bossa Nova.
Long unavailable in its original form, this vintage instrumental gem has been restored to its original vinyl glory by Sundazed Music. The album has been sourced from the original stereo masters and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.1.Watermelon Man
3. Liâl Darlin'
5. If Ever I Would Leave You
6. One O'Clock Jump
7. Deep Fry
8. Rough Ridin'
9. Satin Doll
11. One Note Samba
12. Dirty Old Bossa Nova$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP- Sealed Buy Now
Four Foot Shack (Awaiting Repress)How "deconstructed" can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That's exactly what everyone's favorite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. While Les is still pulling double duty with the Primus lads, he has also found the time to unite with his old buddy, Bryan Kehoe, who fans will recognize from several past Claypool projects, and also as one of the main actors from Les' hilarious jam band mockumentary, 'Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.' But unlike Primus, DDT focuses more on the Americana/rootsy side of things - as heard throughout the band's debut recording Four Foot Shack, to be released via ATO Records.
And as evidenced by DDT's live shows and debut, Les and Bryan mostly mix traditional tunes, popular covers, and readings of Primus classics (all of which are usually barely recognizable when compared to the original versions). Case in point, the inclusion of "Battle of New Orleans," "Stayin' Alive," "Man in the Box," "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver," and "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" on DDT's debut disc. "A lot of it is just stumbling across it," explains Les about how a tune is selected to be twang-ified. "You're twanging away, and then all of a sudden, something just comes out. And then you laugh about it or you don't. And then you move on. There are tons of songs that we've stumbled across, and these ones just happened to be the ones that stuck."
Upon hearing Four Foot Shack you'll quickly discover that Les and Bryan made it a point to keep things as live-sounding as humanly possible. "It was very live," admits Les. "In fact, it was a little difficult, with all the bleed of the stomping and the bass and the vocals. Every now and again you can hear the studio refrigerator come on or the dog barking at something outside in the background. Once it was there, you had to kind of leave it."
Les added, "The Twang project is me exploring a lot of stuff that I personally listen to; Johnny Horton, Vernon Dalhart, Jerry Reed, Bob Wills, Eddy Cochran stuff like that - it's another door for me to open. I'm doing this sort of Luther Perkins, Johnny Cash guitar-ish type part on my bass, by doing the old ding-dinka-ding, dinka-ding-dinka-ding on a lot of the stuff. It took me a little bit to get that. Now that I've gotten it, I can pull songs out of the air and it's surprising how many songs easily succumb to the twang, and can be complimented by the twang. When all is said and done, it's just a hell of a fun project for me right now. I'll do it 'til it's not fun anymore."1. Four Foot Shack" (Les Claypool's Duo de Twang)
2. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" (Primus)
3. Amos Moses" (Jerry Reed)
4. Red State Girl" (Les Claypool)
5. The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down" (Stompin' Tom Connors)
6. Boonville Stomp" (Les Claypool)
7. Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees)
8. Rumble of the Diesel" (Les Claypool)
9. Pipe Line" (The Chantays)
10. Buzzards of Green Hill" (Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)
11. Hendershot" (Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)
12. Man in the Box" (Alice in Chains)
13. D's Diner" (Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade)
14. Battle of New Orleans" (Johnny Horton)
15. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" (Primus)$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Images 13 (Out of Stock)
"Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were able to play together recently on tour. [He is] is one of the best kept secrets of the rock n roll underground." -Jack White, White Stripes
For a quarter century, Dex Romweber has trolled the dark corners and back shelves of the haunted thrift store of Americana ephemera and honed an extraordinarily idiomatic sound, a particular and readily identifiable DEXness for those in the know. It's a creepy doll collection of surf, proto-rockabilly, garage, dark and vengeful blues, and nobody, but nobody, plays it like Dex. First with the legendary Flat Duo Jets and now with his Duo, Dex distilled the punk ethos of less-is-more to the essential guitar/drums template. Left in the wake of his lecherous and slithery Silvertone were early acolytes like Jack White, Neko Case, and the Reigning Sound as well as a current crop of the indie pack like Ty Segall, No Age, Japandroids, and The Black Keys. All owe an unclaimed pawn ticket of debt to his sublime and spine-tingling sound. He is a live wire back to the murky, sometimes dangerous and always unpredictable headwaters of real rock and roll.
Dex, with his whip-wristed sister Sara Romweber on drums, take Images 13 through neon-lit alleys, full of pulp fiction juvey rock, sci-fi theme songs and greasy denim hipster jive. Effortlessly versatile and raucously dismissive of genre constraints, exciting and darkly romantic, Images 13 would make everyone from Duane Eddy to Stan Kenton to Lenny Bruce crack a smile, a joke or the seal on a fifth of rye and head for the Naugahyde ice bucket.
Recorded at Rick Miller's (Southern Culture on the Skids) Kudzu Ranch studio in North Carolina, the album bristles with a sense of drama, of tension, of release, of mystery. "Roll On" and "Long Battle Coming" display the cinematic sleaze nestled between The Cramps and West Side Story. Eerie ballads "Baby I Know What It's Like to be Alone" and "I Don't Want to Listen" reveal the crooning, bruised romantic, the harsh morning light of a strange hotel room, a Raymond Chandler novel on the bedside table. "Beyond the Moonlight" is part sea shanty longing and part campfire revival. Then, just as easily, the instrumentals take center stage. "Blackout!" updates Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme with a dynamic tension and sly cool, and Dex and Sara attack the big waves off Maui with a chaotic rush on "Blue Surf" - his guitar guiding you into the sweet spot of the pipeline and her drums pounding you into the sand. Hey Tarantino, wake up!
Digging into the skeleton-filled rock 'n' roll closet, Dex Romweber Duo comes up with some obscure and wonderful gems. The early Who track "So Sad About Us," featuring Mary Huff (SCOTS) on vocals, hits an uncharacteristically sunny power pop vibe. The hopeful "We'll Be Together Again" written by Eddie Cochran's girlfriend Sharon Sheeley about his death in a car accident (that she and Gene Vincent survived). The song was never released formally but recorded by Jackie DeShannon in the early '60s. Finishing up the album is the music of Harry Lubin, who did theme music for shows like The Outer Limits and One Step Beyond. "Weird (Aurora Borealis)" is the music from the latter when ghosts, UFO's, or odd paranormal experiences begin to rear their strange heads, complete with tribal drums and Melissa Swingle (Trailer Bride, The Moaners) on the saw.
Flat Duo Jets - so often emulated, so rarely duplicated - released the first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. They starred, alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s, in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out. Their first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps and they made a stunning impression on Late Night with David Letterman. Dex Romweber Duo's first record Ruins of Berlin featured guest appearances by Neko Case, Cat Power, and Exene Cervenka. Dex was name-checked by Jack White in the guitar superstar documentary It Might Get Loud, and the Duo recorded a single and live album with White for his label Third Man Records in 2009. Subsequently, the Duo has shared the stage with dozens of rock icons including Wanda Jackson, Cat Power, Neko Case, and The White Stripes. In 2012, the documentary about Dex's sometimes harrowing career Two Headed Cow was released.1. Roll On
2. Long Battle Coming
3. Baby I Know What It's Like To Be Alone
4. So Sad About Us
5. Prelude in G Minor
7. I Don't Want To Listen
8. Beyond The Moonlight
9. We'll Be Together Again
10. Blue Surf
11. One Sided Love Affair
12. Weird (Aurora Borealis)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Good Luck (Out of Stock)For the past eight years, Boston's rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name
for themselves through relentless touring (about 200 gigs a year worldwide), the release of four critically acclaimed records, a slew of local awards, including being the Boston Music Awards first act of its genre to win Act of the Year, and international awards (Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards). And, now, the hard-working band is refining their focus to the roots of rock 'n' roll with a twist of country on
their fifth album, "Good Luck," due on February 4, 2014 on Lonesome Day Records.
The foursome (Ward Hayden on vocals/guitar, Paul Dilley on electric and upright bass/piano, Josh Kiggans on
drums/percussion, and Chris Hersch on lead guitar/banjo) found inspiration for this record from early '50s rock
'n' roll icons such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Buddy Holly, as well as country greats like Hank Williams
and Johnny Cash.
"Good Luck" looks back to that era of music for a more rock 'n' roll-focused record that kicks off with the heartfelt, feel-good rocker "All the Way Up To Heaven," which sets the tone for the album thematically. "It's about finally winning in love and feeling that thrill of getting something good and having a true appreciation of it," says the singer.
Co-written with Jimmy Ryan (Blood Oranges), "All the Way Up To Heaven," is one of the three songs that Hayden did not singularly craft. He notes, "Jimmy Ryan has long been one of my favorite songwriters. He's got a gold tooth, a taste for whiskey and is possibly the best left-handed mandolin player on the planet. Which is part of what makes his songwriting so special. He doesn't try to get fancy or get flashy with technical intricacies. As a
songwriter he exemplifies three chords and the truth. Like Hemingway with a mandolin. He boils a song down to its bare bones, to where you can see and feel the grit. I think that makes him great. He serves the song from its inception."
The other songs were written over the past two years with the exception of two, "Shake Like Jello" and "UUU," which have been in the band's repertoire for about four years. "We never really had a place for those songs because we were viewing ourselves more of a country band than a rock 'n' roll band and those two songs are definitely more rocking. They fit perfectly on this album," he notes.
Another song close to GGG's heart and the band's Northeast roots is the ballad "Centralia, PA." "Chris and Paul are originally from Eastern Pennsylvania and we tour a lot in that area. We found out about this coal-mining town there called Centralia that was destroyed by a coal fire over 50
years ago. It's a ghost town now because it's unfit to live in. I became fascinated by the tragic story of the town and we kind of wanted to put Centralia back on the map with this song," he says.
Produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel (Nils Lofgren, Steve Earle, The Bottle Rockets), "Good Luck" was mixed by Ambel and recorded by Mario Viele at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and will be available on CD, vinyl and iTunes on February 4, 2014 via Lonesome Day Records. The band is up for Americana Artist of the Year the 2013 Boston Music Awards and Ward Hayden is up for Male Vocalist of the Year. And, Girls Guns and
Glory is currently on the road...as usual!All The Way Up to Heaven
Be Your Man
One Of These Days
Shake Like Jello
Come On Honey
Built For Speed
Rockin' Chair Money
You You You
It's Your Choice$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock