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Gang Of Four'
Entertainment!Ranked 490/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Some of the most memorable music of the late-'70s British postpunk era came courtesy of Gang Of Four. The band's 1979 debut, Entertainment!, poured punk, funk, and politics into a groundbreaking sound that continues to influence such worthy modern rock descendents as Hot Hot Heat, The Rapture, and !!!.
Rhino's 2005 issue of Entertainment! has been remastered and expanded with bonus material, including the rare Yellow EP and four previously unreleased tracks. Booklet contains vintage photos and liner notes by Our Band Could Be Your Life author Michael Azzerad.1. Ether
2. Natural's Not In It
3. Not Great Men
4. Damaged Goods
5. Return the Gift
6. Guns Before Butter
7. I Found that Essence Rare
10. At Home He's A Tourist
12. Anthrax$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-LAS-4013xEmily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
Choir Of The MindOrange Colored Vinyl
It's time: Emily Haines is back with Fatal Gift - the first listen from Choir of the Mind, the Metric singer's first release as her Soft Skeleton solo project in a decade.
Haines' vocals are definitely the focal point of Choir of the Mind. She used her voice to create spellbinding orchestrations for an effect that is subtle and ghostly on Wounded, lush on Fatal Gift and deeply powerful on Legend Of the Wild Horse, which she calls her soft anthem. Haines' voice is the only audible instrument on Strangle All Romance, and she creates mesmerizing layers that drift and swirl through the title track, which includes a spoken word part adapted from a poem by the Indian mystic Sri Aurobindo.
Haines recorded Choir of the Mind over several weeks in September And October of 2016, more or less alone in Metric's Toronto studio with a borrowed 18-foot grand piano built in 1850. Her longtime musical partner/Metric bandmate, James Shaw, helped flesh out the sonics with various instruments and rhythmic elements. (Shaw also mixed the album).Sparklehorse drummer Scott Minor, a member of the Soft Skeleton's first incarnation, returned to perform on Legend of the Wild Horse. Haines Says, The writing and recording process was heightened and intensive, the two became one thing.LP 1
2. Fatal Gift
3. Strangle All Romance
5. Legend of the Wild Horse
6. Nihilist Abyss
1. Minefield of Memory
2. Perfect on the Surface
3. Choir of the Mind
6. Irish Exit
7. RIP$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Solid GoldSolid Gold is the second album by the British post-punk band Gang of Four, released in 1981on 180gm vinyl from Rhino
Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students Jon King (vocals), Andy Gill (guitar), Dave Allen (bass), and Hugo Burnham (drums), Gang of Four (along with the Fall, Mekons, and Liliput) produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era of 1978-1983. Fueled by the fury of punk rock and radical political theory, Gang of Four successfully welded the two in an inspired display of polemics and music that addressed the vagaries of life in the modern world (including love and romance) as matters of political inquiry.
What made Gang of Four's polemical clang'n'roll so compelling was that it worked as harsh, bracing, and ultimately liberating rock & roll. With Allen and Burnham combining as a formidable and frequently very funky rhythm section, Gill didn't play guitar as much as emit thick wads of semi-tuneful distortion, while Kingsang in a dry, declamatory fashion similar to that of the Fall's Mark E. Smith. They have always remained, to the ears of those opened wide by punk rock, an extremely important band.1. Paralysed
2. What We All Want
3. Why Theory?
4. If I Could Keep It For Myself
5. Outside the Trains Don't Run On Tim
7. The Republic
8. In the Ditch
9. A Hole in the Wallet
10. He'd Send In The Army$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ContentContent, the new album from the post-punk legends Gang of Four is their first of new material in over 15 years. The album features 11 new songs written by Andy Gill and Jon King.
What we strive for in all of our songs is to interpret the world in a way you haven't seen nor thought of before, says Andy who also produced the album. We feel you'll hear this in Content. The tracks are simple: vocals, guitar, bass, drums. It is a tough, loud sound.1. She Said
2. You Don't Have To Be Mad
3. Who Am I?
4. I Can't Forget Your Lonely Face
5. You'll Never Pay For The Farm
6. I Party All The Time
7. A Fruitfly In The Beehive
8. It Was Never Gonna Turn Out Too Good
9. Do As I Say
10. Far Away$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The OwnerzThe Ownerz is the sixth and final studio album by the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, recorded two years before the duo
broke up. It was well-received critically and boasts four singles, Skills, Rite Where U Stand, Nice Girl, Wrong
Place, and Same Team, No Games. Continuing with the Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing
this classic album back on vinyl for the first time in over 10 years!LP1
1. Intro (HG, Goo, Panch)
2. Put Up Or Shut Up
3. Werdz From The Ghetto Child
5. Rite Where U Stand
7. Deadly Habitz
8. Nice Girl, Wrong Place
1. Peace Of Mine
2. Who Got Gunz
3. Capture (Militia Pt. 3)
5. Riot Akt
7. Same Team, No Games
1. In This Life...
2. The Ownerz
4. Eulogy$39.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Howlin' GangSlug Guts hail from the baron, heat stricken confines of Brisbane, Australia, a town as desolate as it is depressing and suburban. Slug Guts began when four degenerates had little else to do but form a band in the tradition of Pussy Galore, X (Australia not LA), and Birthday Party. In the first four months of the band Slug Guts recorded their first LP Down on the Meat which was released on Stained Circles Records (Jay Reatard, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Dirtbombs). Slug Guts will embark on their first US tour in March of 2011 including the Sacred Bones showcase at SXSW.
Making their intentions clear with the bleak opener Howlin, Slug Guts take an intentionally crude and nihilistic approach to Howlin' Gang. Like their Australian heroes the Birthday Party, they concentrate on the dark, fractured end of post-punk, riddling the 13 songs with tom-heavy, oil-can percussion, jagged guitar chords, meaty basslines, and snarling baritone vocals. Because the album was recorded with little overdubbing, in only a week, empty space plays a big part to give the feel of a band playing live in an open warehouse. The slow and sleazy pseudo-ballads Down in the Mornin' Sun and Angie (not the Rolling Stones tune) fill the void, with guest vocalists Angela Bermuda of Circle Pit and Sarah Spencer of Blank Realm. Otherwise, it's sleazy, cacophonous bashing for the majority of the generally disturbing, and immensely satisfying, remainder. - Jason Lymangrover1. Howlin'
2. Cold Bones
3. Chrome Crucifix
4. Praggin' the Cowboy
5. Hangin' In the Pisser
6. Down In the Mornin' Sun
8. Town Tied
9. Spring Hill Lair
10. White Cross
11. Wild Country
12. Down In the Hole
13. Angie$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Creative Adult comes from the diverse musical breeding ground of California's
North Bay Punk scene. The band's sonic blast careens between the harsh, noisy
punk of Scratch Acid and Gang of Four while carrying the brooding emotion
of Joy Division's darkest moments. This debut full-length is a grimey, paranoid
acid trip through 80s west coast punk. Engineered and produced by Efrim
Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Hotel 2 Tango Studios in Montreal.1. Control My Eyes
2. Charismatic Leader
4. Far Out
5. Half Way
6. Hyper Aware
7. Public Transit
10. Psychic Message
11. Deep End
12. Everyone Knows Everyone
14. Haunt$14.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
More Than Any Other Day
Debut Album From One Of Montreal's Most Talked-about Indie-Rock Bands.
Ought has been burning with a strong and steady flame since flickering to life in
Montreal in 2011. Holed up in a shared apartment that doubled as their rehearsal
space, the four band members self-recorded a first EP and played their first show
in these domestic confines, then busted out into the city's loft circuit, and into the
city streets during the Printemps d'Erable Quebec student general strike, in 2012.
These inspired months of mass mobilization against neo-liberal austerity
measures galvanized a wide range of agit-prop expression in Montreal, and
indelibly shaped the emerging sound, vision and social mandate of Ought.
Guitarist/vocalist Tim Beeler, who previously had been writing poetry and folk
music, drew new energy from electrification/amplification and solidarity/protest
alike; his declarative, observational vocal style ranges from wide-eyed to
worried, but never submits to cool irony or emotional detachment.
Ought's earnest, stately and exuberant post-punk is dextrous, deliberate, unfussy
and fluid, with debts to Cap'n Jazz, The Feelies, Lungfish, Gang Of Four and early
Talking Heads, among many others. The band shifts from sharp angles and stuttering
counterpoint to softer edges and chiming flow, with an economy of elements and
fidelity to their basic 4-piece constitution. The instrumental interplay is
consistently whipsmart, supple and deceptively simple. Beeler's speak-singing
can give way to melancholic melodic croons and ragged, desperate yelps, always
driven by sincerity of feeling and connection to his subject matter, whether that's
the conundrum of our fractured interiority or communion with others in our
fractured social space (or, for the most part, both).
Ought are a righteous and humble young band, fiercely dedicated to grassroots
organizing and artmaking, taking as self-evident the inseparability of politics
and aesthetics; we are proud and excited to be releasing their debut full-length.
More Than Any Other Day is the result of a week of recording and mixing at
Montreal's Hotel2Tango with engineer Radwan Moumneh (Suuns, Matana Roberts,
Jerusalem In My Heart) in November 2013; the album replaces the band's previously
self-released 5-song Bandcamp EP of the same name, which comprised a separate
set of recordings. Thanks for listening.1. Pleasant Heart
2. Today, More Than Any Other Day
4. The Weather Song
6. Around Again
8. Gemini$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-4AD-7901xGang Gang Dance
After a seven-year hiatus, Gang Gang Dance have announced their return. One of the most enduring and creatively vibrant musical acts of 21st Century New York, their new album Kazuashita will be released on 4AD.
Kazuashita - the band's first record together since the acclaimed Eye Contact in 2011 - is an intoxicating mix of shoegaze and electronic ambience, all held together by Lizzi Bougatsos and her otherworldly vocal. Bougatsos, alongside founding members Brian DeGraw and Josh Diamond, formed the group as an improvisational outfit in the early 2000s, and have consistently worked to blur the boundaries between music and art; as comfortable today performing at the Whitney Biennial as they are at Coachella and count Dash Snow & Nate Lowman, Tinchy Stryder and the Boredoms as previous collaborators.
Kazuashita was produced by DeGraw after recording sessions across several New York studios and art spaces, the band worked with drummer Ryan Sawyer (who met the band through the Boredoms' BOADRUM project) and Jorge Elbrecht (who worked on additional production and mixing duties) and features a cover image from photographer David Benjamin Sherry.<1. ( infirma terrae )
4. ( birth canal )
6. Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)
7. Snake Dub
8. Too Much, Too Soon
9. ( novae terrae )
10. Salve on the Sorrow$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FreedomRefused came to an end in front of 50 kids at a basement show in a Virginia college town in 1998,
just as their release of the same year, The Shape of Punk to Come, was taking its first steps toward
becoming an acknowledged classic and a massive influence on a generation of bands. Refused Are
Fucking Dead! became the slogan, as kids discovered Shape and its breakout track "New Noise"
only to find their new heroes disbanded.
Refused Are Fucking Alive! After a 2012 invitation to reform for the Coachella festival, Refused followed
its first shows in 15 years with a triumphant tour, as every kid who had discovered them after
death came out to see them reborn. Now comes Freedom, the first album in almost 20 years, on
Epitaph, the label that released The Shape of Punk to Come all those years ago. Freedom explodes
out of the speakers with opening track "Elektra," as frontman Dennis Lyxzen's throat-shredding
declaration that "nothing has changed" catapults Refused into the 21st century. If Shape blasted
apart the constraints of the punk and hardcore worlds with which Refused had long been associated,
Freedom goes a step further by incorporating the wide-ranging influences that have shaped
each band members' personal tastes. Produced by Nick Launay (Gang Of Four, Public Image Ltd.,
Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) with additional work by fellow Swede and longtime Refused fan Shellback,
Freedom is not just a follow-up to Shape, but a living breathing snapshot of a band, alive, now.
"It's not a reunion anymore," Lyxzen insists. "This is one of the most radical things we've ever done,
both musically and lyrically."1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go Farther In LightnessGo Farther in Lightness is the second studio album by Australian alternative band Gang of Youths. The album was originally released on August 18, 2017, and debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Charts. It was nominated for 8 awards at the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, winning 4: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer of the Year (Gang of Youths & Adrian Breakspear).LP 1
1. Fear and Trembling
2. What Can I Do If the Fire Goes Out?
3. Atlas Drowned
4. Keep Me In the Open
6. Do Not Let Your Spirit Wane
7. Go Farther In Lightness
8. Achilles Come Down
1. Le symbolique
2. Let Me Down Easy
3. The Heart Is a Muscle
4. Le rÉel
5. The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows
6. Our Time Is Short
7. Say Yes to Life$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Moment Of TruthReleased four years after its previous album, Hard to Earn, this album could be perceived as a comeback, with a
newer, updated style of the group's already-established jazz-tinged hip-hop. The album is the group's most
commercially successful album to date. The lead single, You Know My Steez, became the duo's second Billboard
Hot 100 appearance in 1997. Continuing with it's Respect The Classics campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic album back on vinyl for the first time in 15 years.1. You Know My Steez
2. Robbin Hood Theory
5. Above the Clouds
6. JFK 2 LAX
7. Itz a Set Up
8. Moment of Truth
9. B.I. vs. Friendship
10. The Militia
11. The Rep Grows Bigga
12. What I'm Here 4
13. She Knowz What She Wantz
14. New York Strait Talk
15. My Advice 2 You
16. Make 'Em Pay
17. The Mall
19. Next Time
20. In Memory Of$39.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rides Again (Awaiting Repress)
The Joe Walsh-Led James Gang Balances Edgy Hard Rock and Sincere Country-Tinged Ballads on 1970 Classic: Rides Again Features the Radio Favorite Funk #49 and Multi-Part Bomber
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI, and Strictly Limited to 4000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity 180g Vinyl LP of Rides Again Presents James Gang in Full-Scale Detail
Led by future Eagle Joe Walsh, the James Gang establishes a power-trio template for all times on its 1970 sophomore album. Home to the top-down favorite Funk #49, Rides Again sparks with a stylistic versatility, hard-rocking edge, and balladic vulnerability united by tight-knit musicianship. The quartet's penchant for crunch-laden boogies and focused jamming pours out on the first half of the record before the band pulls its trick bag out on the second half and injects keyboards into the stylistically varied mix. From start to finish, Rides Again is a 70s rock classic - and, now, one that at last features first-rate sonics to match the music.
Recorded at the then-brand-new Record Plant, the songs sound more authoritative and fun than ever before on Mobile Fidelity's restored analog pressing. Mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 4000 numbered copies, this 180g LP teems with involving textures, details, and depth hidden from view on prior pressings. The dimensional body and weight of the guitars, probing low-end of Dale Peters' bass lines, reedy timbre of Walsh's singing, and pacing of the crisp percussive cues are all enhanced. Increased separation between the instruments and airier, more open soundstaging add to the record's toe-tapping fun and seemingly unlimited groove quotient.
Walsh, without question, remains the biggest draw on Rides Again. The FM radio staple Funk #49 - kick-started by the irresistible declaration I sleep all day, out all night/I know where you're goin' - continues to be identified by many as a Walsh solo tune. Yet it, as well as the sexual thrust of the head-bobbing Woman and proto-metal slash of the multi-part The Bomber, fully represents the pure chemistry and locomotive momentum of the James Gang. With Walsh's Echoplex-equipped slide guitar making psychedelic- and blues-leaning comments, his mates pick up on the direction and answer with melodic responses.
Throughout the record, the trio's synergy clicks at every turn. Such interplay extends to the more diverse, country-tinged fare on Side B. Streaked with throaty organ passages and reflective moods, sincere midtempo ballads like Tend My Garden tease with rave-up structures and express a softer side of the group. Similarly, the acoustic-based Garden Gate and Jack Nitzsche-orchestrated Ashes the Rain and I showcase sincerity and diversity suggesting the James Gang prepared to defy limitations afforded most of its peers.
Yet Walsh's departure in 1971 changed the group's fortunes - and, by extension, upped the value of Rides Again, which survives as a near-flawless example of earnest 70s rock and organic playing.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Funk #49
4. The Bomber
5. Tend My Garden
6. Garden Gate
7. There I Go Again
9. Ashes the Rain and I$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Crystal Castles IIThe second eponymous studio album by electronic music band Crystal Castles is alternately referred to as Crystal Castles II. Produced by Ethan Kath, the album was recorded and written in contrasting environments around the world, such as a church in Iceland, a self-built cabin in Ontario, a garage behind an abandoned convenience store in Detroit and one song recorded in the London studio of Paul Phones Epworth.1. Fainting Spell
3. Doe Deeer
5. Year of Silence
8. Violent Dreams
11. Pap Smear
12. Not in Love
14. I Am Made of Chalk$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Return Of The Boom Bap1993's Return of the Boom Bap is the debut solo album from former Boogie Down Productions leader and rap pioneer KRS-One. Enlisting outside producers here such as Gang Starr's DJ Premier and Kid Cupri gives the music the weight to contend with KRS-One's cutting and socially conscious lyrics, making for a hard-hitting and thrilling ride in hip-hop history.1. KRS-One Attacks
2. Outta Here
3. Black Cop
4. Mortal Thought
5. I Can't Wake Up
6. Slap Them Up
7. Sound Of Da Police
8. Mad Crew
9. Uh Oh
10. Brown Skin Woman
11. Return Of The Boom Bap
12. P Is Still Free
13. Stop Frontin'
14. Higher Level$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Wounded RhymesProduced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John and recorded in Stockholm, Wounded Rhymes is the follow up to Lykke Li's critically-acclaimed debut, Youth Novels. Channeling the demise of The Shangri-La's Leader of the Pack, women under the influence, ladies and gentlemen of the canyon, a Kung-fu Marianne Faithful, and an armed Nancy Sinatra on peyote, Lykke Li has created a ten song album that sounds like no other. The record is packed full of pounding, voodoo drums, girl group gang vocals, sparkling guitar lines, woozy keyboards, love unrequited, hope reignited and her own very powerful voice, sounding bigger and bolder than ever before.1. Youth Knows No Pain
2. I Follow Rivers
3. Love Out Of Lust
4. Unrequited Love
5. Get Some
6. Rich Kids Blues
7. Sadness Is A Blessing
8. I Know Places
10. Silent My Song$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The New ClassicThe New Classic is the debut studio album by Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea. Azalea came to prominence after releasing her debut mixtape Ignorant Art and subsequently aligning herself with American rapper T.I. and his Hustle Gang imprint.
The album was preceded by four singles: the album's lead single "Work", performed well commercially, charting at number 17 in the UK charts. The album's second single, "Bounce", saw a similar success in the United Kingdom, peaking at 13. The third release "Change Your Life", peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, her first UK Top 10 single, and also made appearances on Australian, New Zealand and US charts. A fourth single, "Fancy", reached top-five in the United Kingdom, becoming her highest charting single to date. It also reached number one on Billboard Hot 100.LP 1
1. Walk the Line
2. Don't Need Y'all
4. Change Your Life
6. New Bitch
8. Impossible Is Nothing
2. Black Widow
3. Lady Patra
4. Fuck Love
7. Just Askin'$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Green Vinyl
4-Page Booklet Included
Homebrew is the second studio album by Neneh Cherry. The album features several different genres, including between Jazz, Funk and Trip Hop. Hip Hop legends Gang Starr co-wrote and produced Soul Sassy and I Ain't Gone Under Yet. Geoff Barrow wrote and produced Somedays.
Trout features a guitar riff sampled from Steppenwolf's version of The Pusher, and the drum track by John Bonham from When The Levee Breaks.Buddy X was allegedly inspired by Lenny Kravitz. It was remixed by Notorious B.I.G and the Dream Team. The track Move With Me later appeared on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Sliver.
Everything on this record is a gem. Cherry triumphs with a seamless and unorthodox blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Dance music, and Pop, and on Money Love and Trout, the presence of R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe brings Rock to the eclectic mix.1. Sassy (Featuring Guru From Gangstarr)
2. Money Love (Featuring J$ From 'Trout' On Guitar)
3. Move With Me
4. I Ain't Gone Under Yet
6. Buddy X
8. Trout ( Featuring Michael Stipe)
9. Peace In Mind
10. Red Paint$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Analog ManGrammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with the Fantasy Records/Concord release Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades! Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh's beloved wit, charm and chops, all encompassed by an incredibly raw and intimate sound.
Features Walsh's amusing take on the 21st century in the title track and Lucky That Way which boasts a guest appearance by Ringo Starr. The 10-track album was co-produced by Jeff Lynne with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the songs. It's been 20 years and I have a lot to say, said Walsh. These songs come from the heart.
Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar lick, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as a part of admired acts like The James Gang and Barnstorm. Fitting to a true Analog Man, the release is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl with a download card.1. Analog Man
2. Wrecking Ball
3. Lucky That Way
4. Spanish Dancer
5. Band Played On
7. One Day At A Time
8. Hi-Roller Baby
9. Funk 50
10. India$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
These Are The JBsThe Unreleased Album By James Brown's Backing Band: The Bootsy Collins-lead JB's
Never-before-heard James Brown and J.B.'s originals and covers of Jimi Hendrix, Kool & the Gang, the Meters. Contains a 12-page booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.
This album is the Rosetta Stone of funk's dominant idioms, yet its existence has barely been a rumor. In 1970 James Brown perfectly captured a definitive moment in modern music when he ordered Bootsy Collins into the studio to record the tracks that would be test pressed on King Records as These Are The J.B.'s. This album is the epitome of funk music, Brown's innovation that influenced everything that came after it, from Afro-beat to disco to hip-hop. And if there is any funk ensemble as influential as Brown's, in the post-"Cold Sweat" musical landscape, it's the Parliament/Funkadelic contingent. Those two streams, as Grammy Winning James Brown historian Alan Leeds details in this album's liner notes, converged for the first time here.
This link between Brown's funk and all that followed features Bootsy and his young band running through twelve-minute instrumental take of Marva Whitney's "It's My Thing," replete with blues chord changes, alongside interpretations of the Meters, Kool and the Gang and none other than Jimi Hendrix. This is a young band's James Brown-turned-on-his-head style of funk that they nail in a one-minute vamp that pre-dates their obscure but important work as the Houseguests ensemble and embodies the essence of the psychedelic-flavored music that would propel them into the orbit of
George Clinton and his mothership, where they poked cosmic holes in funk's polyrhythmic ozone layer in the mid-1970s.
There are only two extant copies of the original King Records test press LP of These Are The J.B.'s. This, the first commercial issue of this album, was overseen by Now-Again's Egon alongside Leeds and Universal Music Group's James Brown expert Harry Weinger. It was mastered specifically for vinyl by Elysian Master's Dave Cooley from the original two-track stereo master that James Brown and his engineer Ron Lenhoff delivered to production forty-four years ago. It comes with a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Leeds and Egon and many unpublished photographs and ephemera.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. These Are The JBs (Part 1 & 2)
2. I'll Ze
3. The Grunt (Part 1 & 2)
4. When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TV En Français13 years and 3 albums in, We Are Scientists are back with album number 4.
The new long player was recorded in New York City over the last year with producer Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead), and will land in the middle of the band's 5 month tour of Europe, America & Australia.
Asked to comment on the unusual title, bassist Chris Cain explains, It's in French, I think. At least some of the words.
Singer and guitarist Keith Murray elaborates: We wanted to get at the seemingly inevitable parallax that happens between two people in a relationship, that sense that you get the gist of what the other person needs and wants and how they feel about you, but only the gist - you're relying on these broad cues a lot of the time to tell you what the hell's going on.
We Are Scientists exploded onto the U.K. scene with one of 2005's iconic indie dance rock records, 'With Love & Squalor'. Years of touring followed, as did a second album, 'Brain Thrust Mastery', that spawned now-classic nightlife anthem 'After Hours' (a #11 charting single). Main stage slots at Reading & Leeds,
Glastonbury, T In The Park, and festivals all over Europe, as well as appearances on Later with Jools Holland, and their own series of comedic MTV shorts ('Steve Wants His Money'), followed by third album 'Barbara'. all served to cement and increase their legacy.
Now, after releasing a 7-inch and a 5-song EP in 2013, the band prepare to share their finest collection of songs to date.
According to Cain, The guy who was producing everything looked different from the one who did those other three records.
Murray further enthuses, Yeah, working for the first time with Chris Coady as producer had a huge effect - he has such a distinct and well-developed sense of what's cool and what sounds good, but he's also emphatic about keeping the rawness of the performances in there.
Drummer Andy Burrows, who also recorded 'Barbara' with W.A.S., relocated to New York for a year to work on the new album, and lends his world-class efforts behind the kit and elsewhere.
- Contact Music1. What You Do Best
2. Dumb Luck
3. Make It Easy
7. Return The Favor
8. Slow Down
9. Don't Blow It
10.Take An Arrow$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hot Pepper (Discontinued)The rise to fame of the talented Impossibles is one which will never be described as such. Historically regarded as a legendary and iconic 70s era string-pop band in their native land of Thailand, the Impossibles became well known internationally for their covers of Western rock songs.
Having become nationally recognized in 1970 after winning the Thai Musicians Award for best professional band in the country (an award they would win the next two years), the Impossibles knew that they could ride their wave of success to international heights. In 1972 they left Thailand for an engagement in Honolulu, Hawaii the one off gig turned into a year long string of performances, followed by a seventh month European tour a move which raised the stature of the Impossibles to international fame.
In 1975, the Impossibles became the first band in the history of Thailand to sign a recording contract with an international firm (Phonogram). Hot Pepper an all English language recording, was also the first such album recorded overseas by a Thai pop group. In addition to rock and pop, the band's sound frequently crossed over into funk, R&B, country and folk. Two cove rs of Kool and the Gang tracks (Give It Up and Love The Life You Live) appear on their heralded 1975 album Hot Pepper.
Get On Down is proud to present The Impossibles 1975 album Hot Pepper featuring audio completely remastered from the original audio tapes.1. Hot Pepper
2. A Hurting Man
3. Easy To Be Hard
5. Give It Up
6. Love Will Keep Us Together
7. Pretty Thing
8. It Doesn't Always Take Much Time
9. C'mon Baby
10. Love The Life You Live$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The NativeAn alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians who'd already logged more than a decade in their own punk and folk bands. Together, the guys make a different sound, mixing raw, rough-edged roots music with the focused, fiery storytelling of frontman Joshua Fleming.
We wanted to approach country music from a rock perspective, says Fleming, who filled the band's 2016 debut, Ameri-Kinda, with anthems about hitting the highway, draining beer bottles, rallying against your opponents and, occasionally, dropping acid. Behind him, the guys kick up plenty of fast-moving dust, filling the songs with train beats, gang vocals, blasts of brass and bursts of guitar.
The band takes things up a notch further on its sophomore record, The Native. Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, Vandoliers pay tribute to Texas by putting their own spin on the state's musical history. The Native is exactly what its title suggests: a tour of the many subgenres that originated in the Lone Star State, from outlaw country to Texas swing, electric blues, and even Tejano. At the same time, it's a twist on those familiar sounds, delivered with a wink of the eye and a bang of the head. It's twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It's Vandoliers.1. Bluebonnet Highway
2. Rolling Out
3. Endless Summer
4. Quick To Fire
5. Juke Joint Lover
7. Rain Dance
8. The Red Dress
9. The Native
10. Welcome Home$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UnlearnNamed after the rival child gang leaders from the 1994 movie War Of The Buttons, Fergus And Geronimo's music is at times both focused and loose, and comes from a wide range of unexpected influences. At the core of the group is Jason Kelly and Andrew Savage, who met while Kelly was recording and mixing a record for Teenage Cool Kids, a band started by Savage. During that four month process of recording, Kelly and Savage bonded over music, the creative process of recording, and the possibility of having a band that draws from a variety of sources. Black and Chicano doo-wop, the energy and atmosphere of classic soul, the precise control of Frank Zappa, psychedelia, and a thought to nearly everything in between.
Unlearn is the group's first full-length after releasing a handful of singles on various labels over the past two years. Unlearn is an 11-track history lesson on the world of popular music with lush R&B harmonies, authentic rock and roll energy, and a fair share of experimentation. Both members share writing duties and play and sing everything on the record, with the exception of Elyse Schrock's vocals on the title track, and Casey Carpenter and Monet Robbins on flute and sax, respectively. We went out of our way to treat every song as its own and to give each song different tones and atmosphere, says Kelly. This concept pays off like a jackpot, with each song as a unique piece of a patchwork quilt that fits all of the sounds and styles together like a brilliant puzzle. Unlearn at times sounds old and at times new, but always authentic and informed.1. Girls With English Accents
2. Wanna Know What I Would Do?
3. Powerful Lovin
4. Baby Boomer/Could You Deliver
5. Michael Kelly
6. Baby Dont You Cry
7. Where the Walls Are Made of Grass
8. World Never Stops
9. Forced Aloha
10. Could You Deliver
11. Unlearn$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now