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Leave No TraceFool's Gold return with their sophomore album Leave No Trace. After two years of non-stop touring around the world, the band is back with a tighter sound that takes familiar influences and blends them with '80s new wave and indie pop.1. The Dive
2. Wild Window
3. Street Clothes
4. Leave No Trace
6. Narrow Sun
7. Tel Aviv
9. Bark and Bite
10. Lantern$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Orange Vinyl
A few years ago, A-Trak got together with the pioneering house/garage producer Armand Van Helden to form the playful dance duo Duck Sauce, and they quickly scored a vast international hit with 'Barbra Streisand.' Now, nearly four years after that song landed, they're finally ready to release Quack, their giddy and engaging debut album, which features singles like 'Radio Stereo,' 'It's You,' and, yes, 'Barbra Streisand.' The album is not a typical dance album but a whole lot of fun: Quack pushes the boundaries of house music and sampling into an absurdly visual listening experience, interwoven with skits, scratching and irresistible loops.LP 1
1. Chariots Of The Gods
2. Charlie Chazz & Rappin Ralph
3. It's You
4. Goody Two Shoes
5. Radio Stereo
3. Ring Me
4. Barbra Streisand
6. Time Waits For No-One$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fool's GoldTranslucent Gold Vinyl
My greatest hope is that it ends up becoming the soundtrack to some perfect romance, or at the very least a great cocktail party," says Jill Barber of her new album, 'Fool's Gold. Jill - aka "Canada's sweetheart" - is a two-time Juno Award nominee and Montreal Jazz Fest headliner whose last album hit #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts, and landed her a national segment with NPR. She has collaborated with Josh Ritter, Ron Sexsmith, and Kris Kristofferson has called her a "damn good songwriter." She also published a children's book, entitled 'Music is for Everyone,' this May. 'Fool's Gold' explores every nook of Jill's musical history: sultry torch songs, Hank Williams-inspired ballads, an homage to the golden era of the Brill Building, Motown and beyond. Lead single "Broken For Good" ventures into the early days of Motown with its strong backbeat, horns, a driving bass line and immediate pop appeal. She channels Patsy Cline on "The Careless One," a bittersweet Western, full of resignation and sorrow. As Jill puts it, "It hurts me to sing it, just a little. But that's how I know it is a keeper." The record was produced in Toronto by longtime collaborators and bandmates Les Cooper and Drew Jurecka.1. Broken For Good
2. The Least That She Deserves
3. Let's Call It Love
4. The Careless One
5. If Only In My Mind
6. To The Last
7. Lucky In Love
8. Darlin' It Was You
9. Only You
10. If You're Going To Break My Heart$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Astonishing Collection of The Queen of Soul's Greatest Songs for Atlantic Records: Aretha's Gold Includes Nine Top Ten Hits: Respect, Chain of Fools, and Think Among Them
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Breathtaking Sonics on Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold Get to the Heart of Franklin's Range, Emotions, Expressiveness
Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the singer score nine Top 10 hits and define soul music, a era chronicled on Aretha's Gold. Pairing with producer Jerry Wexler and a flawless Muscle Shoals studio band, Franklin unleashed bolder sides of her artistry kept under wraps during her tenure at Columbia. The rest is history - a history that, until now, has never been in heard in true audiophile sound. And if there's any voice you want to experience to the most realistic extent, it's that of the vocalist Rolling Stone crowned the Greatest Singer of All Time.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold presents Franklin's most seminal early Atlantic songs with reference-standard sonics. Finally, hear the full range of the Queen of Soul's depth, reach, and expressiveness. Complementing her timeless classics with tremendous dynamics, restored balances, and stunning clarity, this collectible analog set sheds new light on Franklin's power and technique, honesty and confidence, enunciation and directness.
Hear why Franklin is even better than you likely think or remember. You just haven't been able to hear the Detroit native on a format that mirrors exactly what went down in the studios when she recorded songs that, to this day, remain the bar by which all other singers are measured. The same goes for Franklin's backing band, known as the Swampers, whose instrumental savvy, feel, and textures are so unique, the group is credited with creating its own style: The Muscle Shoals Sound. On this vinyl edition of Aretha's Gold, experience every picked guitar note, brushed snare, and fluid bass line. Seldom has a band and vocalist ever made a more formidable, memorable, and emotional combination.
The evidence plays out across these 14 songs, each a soul landmark, each unforgettable thanks to Franklin's impassioned performances and empowering attitude. The Sweet Impressions (Franklin's backing vocalists) and sweeping string arrangements bolster the foundation, but the material belongs to Franklin. A veritable hit parade, the track listing on Aretha's Gold reads like a dictionary of soul.
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You), Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), Think, The House That Jack Built, I Say a Little Prayer, Baby I Love You: All Top 10 hits. Plus five more tunes, including a riveting cover of Sam Cooke's You Send Me, that charted.
You know the songs by heart. You know the voice by memory. But you've never quite known them so intimately. Aretha's Gold on Mobile Fidelity gives the Queen the royal treatment she deserves.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
4. Dr. Feelgood
5. Baby, I Love You
6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
7. Chain of Fools
8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
9. Ain't No Way
11. You Send Me
12. The House That Jack Built
13. I Say a Little Prayer
14. See Saw$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Aretha Franklin/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Queen Of Soul's Greatest Hits!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - #1 R&B Album In 1969!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
Aretha Franklin will be forever known as The Queen Of Soul and one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock
Aretha Franklin created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where she spent almost two decades creating
some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music ever waxed.
In 1969, Aretha was honored with her first greatest hits collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply
titled Aretha's Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1's and other smash hit singles, most of them featuring Duane
Allman, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Roger Hawkins, Spooner Oldham and Jimmy Johnson, dominated the top
of the soul and pop charts for over a year. Her songs and soulful delivery on these hits truly illustrate how important her
force was then and still is today, over four decades since!
Aretha was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not
only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of her biggest hits have been covered by many artists over the years as
well. Jam packed with the original Atlantic recordings of solid senders like her classics Chain of Fools, See Saw, Baby, I
Love You and of course Respect, Aretha's Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!
Even more soul and pop classics abound as you'll hear her scream and shout with the best of the blues with Dr.
Feelgood, one of her most beautiful ballads with (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and her soulful touch on Burt
Bacharach's classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
that is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
Aretha's Gold. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also
included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Aretha Franklin by James J. Kreigsman, as
well as the original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray
Charles, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Aretha Franklin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will
be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
4. Dr. Feelgood
5. Baby, I Love You
6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
7. Chain of Fools
8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
9. Ain't No Way
11. You Send Me
12. The House That Jack Built
13. I Say a Little Prayer
14. See Saw$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 (Awaiting Repress)
The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
Celebrate The 55th Anniversary Of 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!!!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and
as a struggling young truck driver, Elvis cut some demos as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few
dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term
deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the
most successful solo artist of all time!
For the remainder of the 1950's, Elvis Presley would release several more hit albums, smash singles and movies before spending time in the
Army. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, RCA Victor awarded their superstar artist and his fans with the King's second greatest hits
collection Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2, also known as 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong.
Featuring a treasure trove of his most familiar top charting hit singles Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 went on to become one of his most
memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums, as well as one of the most copied album covers of all time.
Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, A Fool Such As I, I Got Stung and A Big Hunk O' Love, this collection of
Elvis Presley's biggest hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of his rocking trademark
sound. The 1959 album also was another blockbuster for The King as it topped the upper rungs of the pop charts, making this one of his biggest
albums of his career as well as one of his most revered. Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 also included some of his finest ballads like Don't, My Wish Came True and the soulful Doncha' Think It's Time,
plus more top rock and roll hits like I Need Your Love Tonight, and I Beg of You. In total, the album showcases ten important Elvis Presley hit recordings
which have truly gone on to become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time limited
55th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 - 50,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
by Elvis Presley.
As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high
fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 will be a
much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For a limited time only, we are also including a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1959 artwork elements and
rare picture sleeve art in the inside gatefold . As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve to help keep
your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original monophonic first time audphile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music1. I Need Your Love Tonight
3. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
4. My Wish Came True
5. I Got Stung
6. One Night
7. A Big Hunk O' Love
8. I Beg of You
9. (Now And Then There's)
10 Fool Such As I
11. Doncha' Think It's Time$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Walk Of ShameWalk Of Shame is the debut album from IAMSOUND recording artist Nikki Lane. Throughout the 12-song set, Lane weaves in and out of ballads of heartache, one-night stands, leaving, lust and longing. She plays the rambler and sometimes drunkard with such an ardent aptitude shed fit right in alongside classic country icons like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Walk Of Shame was produced by David Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, Secret Sisters) and Lewis Pesacov of Fool's Gold (Best Coast).1. Lies
2. Walk of Shame
3. Coming Home to You
4. Gone, Gone, Gone
5. Sleep For You
6. Look Away
7. Hard Livin'
8. Save You
9. Come Away Joe
10. Blue Star In The Sky
11. I Can't Be Satisfied
12. 30 Days In (vinyl only bonus track)$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-628xThe Stone Roses
Turns Into StoneImport
The Stone Roses were the leaders of the Britain's late eighties' Madchester scene, merging Pop, Dance and Indie Rock in a seemingly effortless manner. Their sound resonated with a number of bands that followed The Stone Roses in their footsteps: the Charlatans UK and Happy Mondays among others. When released in 1992, Turns Into Stone functioned as a sop to Stone Roses fans expecting another smash album like their eponymous debut album from 1989. Silvertone Records released Turns Into Stone as a comprehensive collection of early Stone Roses material, hits and B-sides of exceptional quality. Includes their biggest hit Fools Gold.1. Elephant Stone
2. The Hardest Thing In The World
3. Going Down
4. Mersey Paradise
5. Standing Here
6. Where Angels Play
8. Fools Gold
9. What The World Is Waiting For
10. One Love
11. Somethings Burning$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Life DollarsBig Search is the ever-present alter ego of Matt Popieluch as he continues to make his way through Californian life, channeling the cross-currents of romance, upheaval, and casual adventure.
After over a decade of making music in various bands like Foreign Born and The Cave-Ins, and assisting in bands Papercuts, Fools Gold, Glasser, Cass McCombs, Taken By Trees and Sky Ferreira, Big Search has been steadily uncovering the music being revealed to him in flow-states. After two albums and a number of singles, Please Do Not Explain was included on the first compilation from Danger Mouse's new imprint 30th Century Records and the label will now be releasing the full album Life Dollars.
*Life Dollars are accrued by attending matinees and barbecues, taking stoned naps, water sports, romantic escape and all the other things you think you haven't earned. In opposition to the monetizing of self worth, Life Dollars can not be measured by numbers, only vague piles.1. Please Do Not Explain
2. Distant Shore
3. Can't Understand The News
4. Dream of Returning
5. The Only One
6. Don't Change My Eyes
7. Anna, Don't Go
8. I Feel Good
9. Warm Machine
10. Look My Way$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Love You To DeathPressed On Colored Vinyl
Love You to Death is the follow up to Tegan and Sara's pop breakthrough album Heartthrob, which featured the singles Closer, which was certified gold in the US, and I Was a Fool. In addition to this, the band were featured on the LEGO Movie single Everything is Awesome with The Lonely Island, and were invited to perform that song as part of the 2015 Oscar telecast.1. That Girl
2. Faint of Heart
4. Dying To Know
5. Stop Desire
6. White Knuckles
10. Hang On to the Night$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Best Of The Doobie Brothers II
Cut From Analogue Masters
As one of the most popular California pop/rock bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Along the way, the band racked up a string of gold and platinum albums in the U.S., along with a number of radio hits like Listen to the Music, Black Water, and China Grove.
Having released a further three albums since the band's initial first greatest hits release, Livin' on the Fault Line, Minute by Minute and One Step Closer facilitated 1981's Best Of The Doobies - Volume II's creation. The record showcased the band's new blue-eyed soul sound with soft rock emphasizing keyboards and horns, including the Top Ten hits "Real Love" and Grammy Award winning Record of the Year "What A Fool Believes"1. Little Darling (I Need You)
2. Echoes Of Love
3. You Belong To Me
4. One Step Closer
5. What A Fool Believes
6. Dependin' On You
7. Here To Love You
8. One By One
9. Real Love
10. Minute By Minute$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-PUR-2904xQuicksilver Messenger Service
Quicksilver Messenger Service (Pure Pleasure)Quicksilver Messenger Service's debut effort was a little more restrained and folky than some listeners had expected, given their reputation for stretching out in concert. While some prefer the mostly live Happy Trails, this self-titled collection is inarguably their strongest set of studio material, with the accent on melodic folk-rock. Highlights include their cover of folksinger Hamilton Camp's Pride of Man, probably their best studio track; Light Your Windows, probably the group's best original composition; and founding member Dino Valenti's Dino's Song (Valenti himself was in jail when the album was recorded). Gold And Silver is their best instrumental jam, and the 12-minute The Fool reflects some of the best and worst traits of the psychedelic era.
- John Cipollina, Gary Duncan (guitar, vocal)
- David Frieberg (bass, vocal)
- Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)
Production: Nick Gravenites, Harvey Brooks & Pete Welding
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Pride Of Man
2. Light Your Windows
3. Dino's Song
4. Gold And Silver
5. It's Been Too Long
6. The Fool$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2
The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation
Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.
After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!
The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."
The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.
Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
2. Sugar Sugar
3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
4. I'm A Midnight Mover
5. A Man And A Half
6. Born To Be Wild
7. She's Lookin' Good
8. I'm In Love
9. Hey Joe
10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
11. Hey Jude
12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
13. I Found A True Love$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Joe Jackson - Collected
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
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Featuring ''Fools In Love'', ''Is She Really Going Out With Him?'' And ''It's Different For Girls''
Joe Jackson's debut single, ''Is She Really Going Out With Him?'', was not an immediate hit; however, by the time his debut album Look Sharp! was released, the song had reached charts in the U.K. and U.S., earning him a gold record. For the follow-up, he produced the top 5 hit ''It's Different For Girls'', Joe received the highest musical accolade of the Netherlands, the Edison Award.
After two edgy new wave pop records, his next tracks included some reggae influences such as the tracks ''One to One'' and ''Mad At You'', while ''Jumpin' Jive'' - recorded with jazz musicians - was full of old jump blues and swing tunes.
The huge commercial success came with his crafted pop songs ''Steppin' Out'' and jazzy ''Breaking Us In Two'' climbing the charts worldwide. Joe Jackson produced even jazzier hits in 1984 such as ''Happy Ending'', (a duet with Elaine Caswell), ''Be My Number Two'' and ''You Can't Get What You Want''.
The album Big World (1986), a live album of entirely new material including ''Home Town'', was recorded during six concerts. It is not a regular live album though, the audience was asked to be quiet during the songs and the applause was edited out.
The pop song ''Nineteen Forever'' was part of a larger construction from the album Blaze Of Glory, designed to tell a semi-autobiographical story. In 1991 Joe Jackson decided to abandon pop once and for all in favor of more serious music. It spawned the track ''Stranger Than Fiction''.
Joe Jackson - COLLECTED is a comprehensive series of sounds Joe Jackson has gone through, from old to new, this collection will never get boring!LP 1
1. Fools In Love
2. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
3. Look Sharp!
4. Got The Time
5. Sunday Papers
6. It's Different For Girls
7. I'm The Man
8. Mad At You
9. Beat Crazy
10. One To One
11. The Harder They Come
12. Jumpin' Jive
13. Another World
14. Steppin' Out
1. Real Men
2. A Slow Song
3. Breaking Us In Two
4. Be My Number Two
5. You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
6. Happy Ending (feat. Elaine Caswell)
7. (He's A) Shape In A Drape
8. Nineteen Forever
9. Stranger Than Fiction
10. Home Town (Live)
11. Is She Really Going Out With Him? (A Capella Live)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Picture Disc LP Version
Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, Institutionalized, was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance).
Suicidal Tendencies proved influential for future speed/thrash metal bands, but despite its early success, the quartet's reputation preceded them, as no other record label was willing to take them on (in addition, Los Angeles banned the group from playing around this time, lasting until the early '90s). Not much was heard from the group for several years afterward (leading many to believe that Suicidal had broken up), but Muir and company eventually found a home with Caroline Records. By this time, half of the original lineup had left; Muir and Mayorga were the only holdovers, while guitarist Rocky George and drummer R.J. Herrera rounded out the group. 1987 saw the release of Suicidal's sophomore release, Join the Army, which spawned another popular skatepunk anthem, Possessed to Skate, as more and more metal heads began to be spotted in Suicidal's audience. Soon after, Suicidal was finally offered a major-label contract (with Epic), as another lineup change occurred: Mayorga exited the band, while newcomer Bob Heathcote took his spot; and a second guitarist, Mike Clark, was added as well. This Suicidal lineup's first album together, 1988's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, showed that their transformation from hardcore to heavy metal was now complete, as did a compilation of two earlier EPs, 1989's Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...DÉjà Vu.
Suicidal's first release of the new decade, 1990's Lights, Camera, Revolution, was another success; its video for the explosive You Can't Bring Me Down received repeated airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program, while the album (in addition to the Controlled by Hatred comp) would be certified gold in the U.S. a few years later. The release also signaled the arrival of new bassist Robert Trujillo, whose penchant for funk added a new element to the group's sound. The group tried to broaden their audience even further by opening a string of arena shows for prog-metallists Queensrÿche during the summer of 1991. Their next release, 1992's The Art of Rebellion, proved to be one of Suicidal's most musically experimental albums of their career. Muir and Trujillo also teamed up around this time for a funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves (including several other participants, such as Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) and issued a debut release, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move. Upset that the group's classic debut had been out of print for several years by this point, Muir decided to re-record the entire record with Suicidal's '90s lineup under the title of Still Cyco After All These Years.
But after one more release, 1994's Suicidal for Life, Suicidal Tendencies decided to hang it up. A pair of compilations were issued in 1997: a best-of set, Prime Cuts, plus Friends & Family. Muir and Trujillo continued to issue further Infectious Grooves releases (Sarsippius' Ark and Groove Family Cyco), in addition to Muir pursuing a solo career under the alias of Cyco Miko (Lost My Brain Once Again) and Trujillo touring and recording as part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band (appearing on Osbourne's 2001 release, Down to Earth). Muir formed a new version of Suicidal Tendencies in the late '90s (with Clark being the only other familiar face), resulting in such further studio releases as 1999's Freedumb and 2000's Free Your Soul and Save My Mind. Muir and Trujillo joined forces once more for a fourth Infectious Grooves studio release in 2000, Mas Borracho; while another Cyco Miko release surfaced, Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child, along with a follow-up up to their earlier compilation, Friends & Family, Vol. 2. After releasing the compilation 'Year Of The Cycos' in 2009 that included a selection of all brand new songs from Suicidal Tendencies and side bands Infectious Grooves, NoMercyFool and Cyco Miko, the band released in 2010 the first record in 10 years 'No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family' that included re-recordings of classic jems off the 'Join The Army records' and infamous recording 'Widespread Bloodshed' for Mike Muir and Mike Clark side band No Mercy back in early eighties.
Now the band will be back with their brand new album in 13 years Story has yet to be written!1. Shake It Out
2. Smash It!
3. This Ain't A Celebration
4. Who's Afraid?
5. Show Some Love...Tear It Down
6. Cyco Style
7. Slam City
8. Till My Last Breath
9. Life...(Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It)
10. This World$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now