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    Laughing Stock

    Virtually ignored upon its initial release, Laughing Stock continues to grow in stature and influence by leaps and bounds. Picking up where Spirit of Eden left off, the album operates outside of the accepted sphere of rock to create music which is both delicate and intense; recorded with a large classical ensemble, it defies easy categorization, conforming to very few structural precedents.
    1. Myrrhman
    2. Ascension Day
    3. After The Flood
    4. Taphead
    5. New Grass
    6. Runeii
    Talk Talk
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    X-Rated Fairy Tales

    Recorded with a fairly straightforward backing band (bassist Mark Duran, synth-player John Carlan, and drummer/keyboardist Bill Roth), Creed's first solo album still turned out to be something touched with the unmistakable mark of Chrome. The production was often murky and strange, effects processing was everywhere, Creed's vocals sounded on the edge of sanity, and, of course, the guitars. Still creating one massive rock surge after another, with feedback piled on top of feedback and, likely enough, more pedals than anyone had ever seen at any one time, Creed showed once again why his guitar-god reputation exists in the first place. That his first solo album continued the true vibe of Chrome where Damon Edge's own use and abuse of the name made him a laughing stock probably wasn't that surprising in the end. Creed himself thought of this album as a more stripped-down, less stony affair, but it's mostly a matter of splitting hairs from an outside perspective. Considering that the title track itself is an acoustic guitar-led acid folk number with appropriate crumbling guitar noises in the background and post-hippie vibes everywhere, one has to wonder what Creed considers to be really stoned music. The most crisp the album gets is with the rhythm section, which often has a good full-bodied punch to it (and if anything sounds a bit like the work of Can, one of Chrome's inspirations). There's a little less stuff about alien takeovers and lurking gods outside the solar system and the like -- there's even a semi-cover of the old Chuck Berry classic Johnny B. Goode -- but then again one almost-dancefloor number is called Sex Voodoo Venus, so go figure. Showdown is also a pretty focused, rhythmic number notable for chunky riffs rather than extended soloing, while the You don't like me/I don't like you lyrics are pretty funny (and maybe about Edge -- and who could blame him?).

    -All Music Guide
    1. The Descent
    2. Un-Human Condition
    3. Invitation
    4. X-Rated Fairy Tales
    5. Blood Red
    6. Mystery Room
    7. Showdown
    8. Sex Voodoo Venus
    9. Money Man
    10. Johnny
    Helios Creed
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    Event II

    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate (feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
    2. The Return
    3. Pay the Price
    4. Nobody Can (feat. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    6. Melding of the Minds (feat. Zach De La Rocha)
    7. The Agony (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    8. Back in the Day (feat. The Lonely Island)
    9. Talent Supersedes (feat. Black Rob)
    10. Look Across the Sky (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    11. The Future of Food (feat. David Chang)
    12. My Only Love (feat. Emily Wells)
    13. What Is This Loneliness (feat. Damon Albarn and Casual)
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    15. City Rising From the Ashes (feat. Mike Patton)
    16. Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
    Deltron 3030
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    Event II: Instrumentals


    INSTRUMENTAL VERSION


    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate
    2. The Return
    3. Pay The Price
    4. Nobody Can
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1
    6. Melding Of The Minds
    7. The Agony
    8. Back In The Day
    9. Talent Supersedes
    10. Look Across The Sky
    11. The Future of Food
    12. My Only Love
    13. What Is This Loneliness
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2
    15. City Rising From The Ashes
    16. Do You Remember
    Deltron 3030
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    Forever (Out Of Stock)

    The collection is FOREVER, a 14-track compilation that spotlights the group's biggest hits, as well as She Makes Me Laugh from the new album.
    1. I'm A Believer
    2. Valleri
    3. You Just May Be The One (TV Version)
    4. That Was Then, This Is Now
    5. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
    6. Pleasant Valley Sunday
    7. Daydream Believer
    8. Last Train To Clarksville
    9. She Makes Me Laugh
    10. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
    11. Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)
    12. Heart And Soul
    13. Words
    14. Goin' Down
    The Monkees
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    How To Clean Everything (Out Of Stock)

    The first wave of Canadian vegans to cross the US punk border. A whole bunch of fast melodic PC songs thatll make you wanna laugh as the government burns to the ground. Songs about megan, bacon, and vegans.
    1: Anti-Manifesto Download

    2: Head? Chest? Or Foot?

    3: Hate, Myth, Muscle, Etiquette

    4: Showdown (G.E./P)

    5: Ska Sucks
    6: Middle Finger Response

    7: Stick the Fucking Flag Up Your Goddam Ass, You Sonofabitch

    8: Haillie Sallasse, Up Your Ass

    9: Fuck Machine

    10: This Might Be Satire

    11: Who Will Help Me Bake This Bread?

    12: I Want U 2 Want Me
    Propagandhi
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    Far (Out Of Stock)

    Far is the highly anticipated follow-up to Regina Spektor's gold album Begin to Hope. Far continues to reveal new layers in Spektor's songwriting as she pursues the next level in her inimitable musical style. With her uninhibited imagination and her hands-on approach in the studio, Far not only succeeds with 13 impressive and accessible tracks, but it spotlights Spektor's remarkable gift to craft intelligent and refreshingly honest odes to life. Four exceptional producers collaborated with Spektor on Far: Jeff Lynne (ELO, The Traveling Wilburys), Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem), David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes) and Garret Jacknife Lee (Weezer, R.E.M.).


    Spektor's ability to explore rich soundscapes and combine them with her evocative and intricately structured melodies and lyrics has grown tremendously on Far. From the gripping lyrics of the first single, Laughing With to the intoxicating beat of The Calculation, from the multi-layered vocal work on Blue Lips to the rocking Eet, Far is the work of a talented, daring and important artist.


    Captivating audiences with songs that are distinctively her own, Begin to Hope allowed Spektor to go from hypnotizing small crowds to selling out 3,000 capacity venues worldwide with what Rolling Stone praised as one of the most intensely joyful rock shows we've seen. Begin to Hope also spent five weeks in a row at #1 on the Billboard new artists chart before moving to #20 on the Billboard Top 100 and one million copies worldwide (gold or platinum in seven countries).

    1. The Calculation
    2. Eet
    3. Blue Lips
    4. Folding Chair
    5. Machine
    6. Laughing With
    7. Human of the Year
    8. Two Birds
    9. Dance Anthem of the 80s
    10. Genius Next Door
    11. Wallet
    12. One More Time With Feeling
    13. Man of a Thousand Faces
    Regina Spektor
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Fountains of Wayne (Out Of Stock)

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Every so often, a band comes along that digs back into what pop music is all about -- good, fun tunes. Fountains of Wayne is one such band.


    Their self-titled debut studio album was released in 1996 and contains the hits Sink To The Bottom and Radiation Vibe. Recorded when the band was just a duo, Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger provided almost all the instrumentation during the recording. Schlesinger and Porter had also been members of The Belltower, and bassist Danny Weinkauf later played with Lincoln before joining They Might Be Giants.


    Written over a period of years as outlets to make each other laugh through inside jokes and references to suburban life in New York and New Jersey, the songs on the album were recorded in five days. The songwriting is straightforward and wonderful; nearly every song is a Pop gem. The result is an innovative album - very few albums released in the '90s have been this pleasant, charming, and all-round likeable.

    1. Radiation Vibe
    2. Sink To The Bottom
    3. Joe Rey
    4. She's Got A Problem
    5. Survival Car
    6. Barbara H.
    7. Sick Day
    8. I've Got A Flair
    9. Leave The Biker
    10. You Curse At Girls
    11. Please Don't Rock Me Tonight
    12. Everything's Ruined
    Fountains Of Wayne
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Single Mothers (Out Of Stock)

    After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant
    Records), Single Mothers.


    Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a
    recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we've not seen before on past records. "One day I just realized it's not cool to
    die young, and it's even less cool to die after 30," Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he's created is an album that's
    raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn't touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.


    Once compared to a man who wears many suits JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years.
    Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle's son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it's safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. Single
    Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.

    1. Worried Bout The Weather
    2. Single Mothers
    3. My Baby Drives
    4. Today and a Lonely Night
    5. Picture in a Drawer
    6. Wanna Be a Stranger
    7 White Gardenias
    8. Time Shows Fools
    9. It's Cold in This House
    10. Burning Pictures
    Justin Townes Earle
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  • Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2 (Out Of Stock) Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2 (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2 (Out Of Stock)

    Double LP set cut at 45 RPM and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Mastered at Sterling Sound


    Gatefold jacket


    The discovery of these 2-track masters comprising Stereo '57 - The Essential Elvis Volume 2, is nothing short of a miracle, and this 200-gram pressing cut at 45 RPM from Quality Record Pressings sounds so astonishing, your jaw will hit the floor!


    From the moment Elvis began working with a new song, sound engineer Thorne Norgar had the 15 ips mono tape machine rolling simultaneously with a 2-track protection copy. The machines weren't switched to pause until Elvis was satisfied with the take.


    A couple of years before the advent of the stereo LP in mid-1958, major record companies were experimenting with stereophonic recordings, often refered to then as binaural. Studios were using the new Ampex 2-track tape recorders for other purposes, such as for recording session back-ups. But few Elvis fans know how close history came to permanently losing these precious audio glimpses of a young Elvis engrossed in the creative process.


    Founded in 1933, Radio Recorders of Los Angeles was the preeminent recording studio of its day, and its director of recording, long-time engineer Thorne Nogar, engineered all of the Elvis sessions from 1955 to 1961. Some of popular music's greatest hits: Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Loving You, and Teddy Bear, are just a few of the blockbusters that Nogar oversaw Elvis record at the studios, located at 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.


    Elvis would be right in the center of everything, at every recording session, Nogar would later recall. Like with the Jordanaires when he sang, we would set it up with a unidirectional mike, so he would be standing right in front of them, facing them, and they would have their own directional microphone and they would be singing to one another.


    The 2-tracks from which this record was pressed could not have sounded better, and there was no one more careful, more experienced and technically skilled to record these historic sessions than Nogar, says Acoustic Sounds' founder and CEO Chad Kassem.


    Yet one day years later when Thorne was cleaning out his tapes closet, remarkably, he set these 2-track backup tapes aside, intending to dispose of them. Noted producer Bones Howe had worked for Nogar as a tape operator at Radio Recorders, and thanks to him the tapes were saved from a final resting place in the trash can. Bones took the tapes home with him. He'd put them safely away in a bank vault.


    These 2-tracks have erase clearly written on the master log sheets. They're from a January 1957 session at which Presley produced material for two EPs and the film Loving You soundtrack. They're the only known ones surviving from the pre-stereo era.


    RCA's Essential Elvis series was a vehicle for the release of Presley's alternate takes. On this double LP set, listeners hear Presley at work, refining band arrangements and working through the nuances of his vocal performance. The LP reveals the Jordanaires voices' sparkling with a natural lifelike sound that's both sonically rich and detailed.


    The Jordanaires, a vocal quartet originally formed as a gospel group in 1948, gained fame largely for being Elvis' background singers, both in live appearances and recordings, from 1956 to 1972. If discovering these rare, almost lost recorded treasures weren't enough, the sound reproduction puts this release over the top! When the Jordanaires sing Peace in the Valley, you'll swear you're hearing a melody sent from heaven. An audiophile's prayer come true!


    There are a number of first and second takes, during which Presley and his backing musicians make tentative passes at the material. As the record progresses, arrangements take shape and Presley, growing more confident that a keeper take is imminent, sings with more enthusiasm. Throughout, Presley is heard directing the proceedings and demonstrating a lot of aw shucks charm in the process, goofing with band members and laughing through his and others', flubs.



    Like other reissues pressed by QRP, this magnificent 200-gram LP is notable for its absolutely silent background. The vocal harmonies are tingle-inducing, life-sized and utterly natural.


    For serious Elvis fans and anyone else interested in the creative process, Volume 2 meets the first definition of essential as well as the second: it's indispensable stuff.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Beg Of You (Take 1)
    2. Is It So Strange (Take 1)
    3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love (Take 2)
    4. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Takes 1,2,3)
    5. Blueberry Hill (Take 2)
    6. Mean Woman Blues (Take 14)
    7. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Takes 2,3)
    8. Have I Told You Lately I Love You (Take 6)
    9. Blueberry Hill (Take 7)
    10. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Takes 4,5,6)
    11. Is It So Strange (Takes 7,11)
    12. I Beg Of You (Takes 6,8)
    13. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Take 7)
    14. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Takes 12,13)
    15. I Beg Of You (Take 12)
    Elvis Presley
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Gargoyle (Out Of Stock)

    Early in 2016, Mark was at home in LA, working on some ideas for what might turn into his next album when he got an email from a friend, an English musician named Rob Marshall, thanking Mark for contributing to a new project he was putting together, Humanist. The pair first met in 2008, when Marshall's former band Exit Calm supported Soulsavers, who Mark was singing with at the time. Now Rob was offering to write Mark some music to return the favour: "I was like, Hey man, I'm getting ready to make a record if you've got anything?'" Mark recalls. "Three days later he sent me *10 things !"


    In the meantime, Mark had written 'Blue Blue Sea', a rippling mood piece that he thought might be a more fruitful direction for his new record. "It's almost always how my records start," he explains. "I let the first couple of songs tell me what the next couple should sound like, and it's really the same process when I'm writing words. Whatever my first couple of lines are, tell me what the next couple should be. I've always built things like that, sort of like making a sculpture I guess."


    Within an hour, Mark had written words and vocal lines for two of the pieces Rob had cooked up at Mount Sion Studios in Kent and pinged through the virtual clouds to California. Rob's music fitted perfectly with the direction Mark had been pondering: in essence, a more expansive progression from the moody Krautrock-influenced electronica textures of his two previous albums, 'Blues Funeral' and 'Phantom Radio'. Eventually, Rob Marshall would co-write six of the songs on the new Mark Lanegan Band album. "I was very thankful to become reacquainted with him," Mark deadpans.


    The remainder of the album was written, recorded and produced by Lanegan's longtime musical amanuensis Alain Johannes at his 11 AD base in West Hollywood. Everything was done and dusted within a month, unusually fast by Lanegan's recent standards. "I definitely feel like I'm a better songwriting than I was 15 years ago," he says. "I don't know if I'm just kidding myself or what, but it's definitely easier now to make something that is satisfying to me. Maybe I'm just easier on myself these days, but it's definitely not as painful a process, and therefore I feel I'm better at it now. But part of the way that I stay interested in making music is by collaborating with other people. When I see things through somebody else's perspective it's more exciting than if I'm left to my own devices."


    While sharing roots with its two predecessors, on Gargoyle there's a significant up-shift in the swaggering power load of such keynote songs as Nocturne and Beehive, while the lyrics' tonal palette is more varied. The album title comes from a lyric in Blue Blue Sea - "Gargoyle perched on gothic spire" - and was chosen for its hint of self-deprecation. "I'm most proud of the songs that are atypical to stuff that I've done in the past," says Mark. "So I really like Old Swan, because it's an expression of positivity, which is completely anti-anything I've done before!" He laughs. "Y'know, I haven't played this record for too many people yet. I played it for Greg Dulli, who played on some of it, and he was like, 'Wow, I had to listen to it twice - it sounds like he's having a good time '


    It's been a long journey traveled, not always easy, but in 2017, at the age of 52, Lanegan's got the look of permanence about him. Like that gargoyle on the gothic spire .

    1. Deaths Head Tattoo
    2. Nocturne
    3. Blue Blue Sea
    4. Beehive
    5. Sister
    6. Emperor
    7. Goodbye To Beauty
    8. Drunk On Destruction
    9. First Day Of Winter
    10. Old Swan
    Mark Lanegan
    $23.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Bringin' It (Out Of Stock)

    Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin' It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band's 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display. With a list of growing accolades including his recent appointment as Artistic Director at the Newport Jazz Festival, hosting shows on SiriusXM ("The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian") and NPR ("Jazz Night in America," as well as frequent online contributions to various programs including "All Things Considered"), speaking engagements, and occasional DJ performances under the alias DJ Brother Mister, he's more than just a bandleader: Christian McBride is transcending that title to something more complete.


    If it is true that jazz is a sponge for musicians to absorb and then squeeze out what they hear to produce their own sound, McBride has been "bringin' it" for quite a long time. From his amazing quintet, Inside Straight, to his avant-garde leaning quartet, New Jawn, the contemporary sound of his fusion group, A Christian McBride Situation, to the critically acclaimed music he's made with his trio, the bassist has always disseminated his own unique 360-degree view of jazz.


    While the music played by the Christian McBride Big Band is on the cutting edge of 21st century large ensemble music, the orchestra's presentation, like its sound, respects the past while looking forward. Danny Ray, the legendary stage announcer for James Brown, travels with the group to give the leader an old-school intro before playing his thoroughly modern music. "I love having the show aspect of it as well, with Danny Ray there, and being able to create somewhat of a show while also having Melissa there as our vocalist."


    That would be Melissa Walker, who graces Bringin' It on two tracks: "Upside Down," originally done by Brazilian superstar Djavan, and the unlikely slick arrangement of "Mr. Bojangles." In addition to maintaining a career in jazz, Walker is also the co-founder of Jazz House Kids, the award winning jazz education center and she's Mrs. Christian McBride.


    Only two tracks on this 11-song set were not arranged by the leader: the "Upside Down" arrangement was contributed by Norman Simmons, while "Optimism" is from the person he's known the longest in his band, trombonist Steve Davis. Davis has the distinction of being the very last Jazz Messenger that Art Blakey hired before he died in 1990.


    "I saw that last Jazz Messengers band that Steve was in," McBride remembers. "Blakey was a huge influence on me and because of that, Steve and I share the same compositional and arranging DNA. You see, even though I've been influenced by every great big band and every great arranger I've ever heard, three of my greatest influences - not just as composers but also as improvisers - are Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter and Cedar Walton. I mean before, after and during the period when they were with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers."


    McBride played bass for Freddie Hubbard's quintet for nearly three years starting when he was 18. One of the songs he loved to play with the legendary trumpeter was "Thermo." A few years ago he brought this arrangement to a gig with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. When the four trumpeters had to work hard to go over the riffs in the tune, McBride felt a certain pride. "I just thought that Freddie was somewhere up in heaven laughing," says McBride.


    Perennial poll-topping arranger Maria Schneider has also been an influence on McBride. He cites times when he'd just bug her for hours, peppering her with questions, particularly on a recent trip to Europe. He honors her with his rendition of "I Thought About You." "She has an arrangement of 'Giant Steps' where she arranged the melody over a D pedal so I said let me try something like that," McBride recounts. "That's where that came from. She really gave me a lot of information and has been a great influence on me."


    Another aspect that has helped the bassist find his voice as an arranger is the fact that, except for drummer Quincy Phillips, this is the exact same band that recorded with him six years ago. "These guys know my sound. They know my style. They know what my compositional and arranging DNA is. I've been able to keep the exact same unit, so like Duke Ellington used to do, I can write for my guys because I know their sound and style.


    "As for my originals, they all have been recorded with my small groups," he continues on about the tracks "Gettin' To It," "Youthful Bliss," and "Used'ta Could." "As an arranger I'm still in the early stages of my development so it seems to me the best way to really make my hopeful ascension into a better arranger is to obviously take a song I've already written and try to add to that and make it a worthy large ensemble song."


    While the Wes Montgomery smoker "Full House" isn't a McBride original, it is part of his development as an arranger - it's a big band chart he first created for guitarist Russell Malone at Jazz Aspen in 2009. He says he's tweaked it since then for his go-to guitarist Rodney Jones. For the McCoy Tyner classic "Sahara," the bassist channeled his 20+ years of playing with the legendary Chick Corea, for which McBride won two of his five Grammys. Another one of his Grammys came from a co-op project with Tyner. "I always thought of Chick, in his early years, as being a branch from the tree of McCoy Tyner, if you will," he commented.


    McBride's work ethic is evident in the challenge he set for himself on the steamy old ballad "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning." "I decided to torture myself by writing that arrangement in the key of B. To me that's a very pretty key, but it is a very hard key for a double bass because I get to play no open strings," McBride explains. "When I play it live, every bass player in the house comes to me and says, 'is that in B? Why do you do that?' Maybe it's because I'm crazy, but I really wanted to do something difficult and keep myself on my toes."


    Planning to keep this group simmering while he simultaneously resurrects his Inside Straight band and introduces his new trio, Tip City, McBride is most excited to embrace the golden age of big bands while they continue bringin' it with more gigs and their first European tour. "With my big band I try to combine all of my journeys and goals as a musician and then try to put it in a wrapper of show business," the five-time Grammy® Award-winner comments. "I really think in that sense I'm following something of a big band tradition."

    1. Gettin' To It
    2. Thermo
    3. Youthful Bliss
    4. I Thought About You
    5. Sahara
    6. Upside Down
    7. Full House
    8. Mr. Bojangles
    9. Used 'ta Could
    10. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    11. Optimism
    Christian McBride Big Band
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    Ted Nugent (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound Using Legendary Mastering Engineer George Marino's Notes From His Original Mastering Sessions With The Original Analog Tapes!


    Remastered By Smith In George's Mixing Room Using Marino's VMS 80 Lathe


    200-Gram Vinyl Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings, The World's Finest Lp Maker!


    Self-Titled Album Made Nugent And His Gonzo Guitar A Rock Icon!


    There was a moment, in 1975 to be exact, when Ted Nugent was taken very seriously. As a musician. Before he decided to become whatever it is that he is now. ... Let's think back to 1975 when Ted was just a sex-crazed rock star who made a killer self-titled debut solo record that has now been remastered and reissued as a gatefold, by Chad Kassem's Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings. While his songwriting interests have never really changed, these were the best takes on all those ideas that Nugent would from this point on build his career on. ... on Ted Nugent his guitar riffs were never sharper, his playing never less indulgent. This is a record where even the inner cuts like 'Just What the Doctor Ordered' and 'Queen of the Forest' were good to great. - Robert Baird, Stereophile, May 2014


    We were fortunate with this one. Fortunate you say? How so? Well for starters, the late and lauded mastering engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound mastered and cut the original 1975 release of Ted Nugent. Almost 40 years later, after some digging by George's protege, Ryan Smith, on behalf of this Analogue Productions reissue - lo and behold - George's mastering notes resurfaced as well as the original analog tape masters.


    With the release of Ted Nugent, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman and god of gonzo guitar became not just a star, but one of rock 'n' roll's icons. The songs Motor City Madhouse and Just What The Doctor Ordered would become two of many of Ted's road anthems. These and the other 10 monster tracks on Ted Nugent were clear evidence that Ted was an artist to be reckoned with.


    Ted Nugent still likes to reflect back on what his critics were saying as he put his band, the Amboy Dukes, to rest and started the next phase of his career-one that would be under his own vision, his own direction and most importantly, his own name.


    I remember some of the more creative writers of the ilk claimed it would be 'the final nail in my coffin' - quote, unquote, Nugent says with a redemptive laugh. I knew better.


    The mention of Ted's name elicits different reactions from rock fans today in different parts of the country. Nods of familiarity on both coasts, and clenched fists and knowing grins in the vast Midwest and South. He's sold millions of albums. Rock radio couldn't play enough of him - and neither could promoters, who made him the hardest-working and top-grossing gunslinger of the mid- and late-'70s. While most other rockers posed with their sleek Stratocasters and Les Pauls, there was Nugent, whipping his mane of hair around his head as he cranked out sound on his big Gibson Birdland, a hog of a guitar with rich, thick and creamy tones - clearly not something to be trusted to amateurs. But in Nugent's hands it screamed, squealed and cried, providing a vivid 3-D voice for the monster crunch of Stranglehold, the menacing stomp of Stormtroopin and the fiery boogie of Hey Baby, Motor City Madhouse and Snakeskin Cowboys.


    We feel this is Ted's finest recording by far. And here, you'll hear this classic more clearly and vividly than ever before. This reissue was remastered by Smith in the late George Marino's mixing room at Sterling Sound using Marino's VMS 80 lathe and an ATR 102 tape machine modified by Mike Spitz-the only one of its kind in the world.. Then this 200-gram vinyl beauty was pressed by Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest LPs, where it was plated for vinyl by Gary Salstrom, QRP's master plating technician and general manager. The power burned into these grooves is difficult to find anywhere else this side of the Atlantic, and indeed it remains a rare commodity anywhere in the world.


    As Ted himself proclaims: If anyone wanted to know what rock 'n' roll was all about, this is the only album they'll need.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Stranglehold
    2. Stormtroopin'
    3. Hey Baby
    4. Just What the Doctor Ordered
    5. Snakeskin Cowboys
    6. Motor City Madhouse
    7. Where Have You Been All My Life
    8. You Make Me Feel Right at Home
    9. Queen of the Forest
    Ted Nugent
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    Pressed On Red Vinyl


    Limited Edition of 500 Copies


    Printed Dust Sleeve & Vinyl-Only Bonus Track


    At first glance, "Option Paralysis" seems like a highly inappropriate title to describe the constantly evolving output of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. But once you're faced with the cumulative power and vision of guitarist Ben Weinman, vocalist Greg Puciato, bassist Liam Wilson, guitarist Jeff Tuttle and new drummer Billy Rymer, you'll wonder-right after you pick yourself up off the floor-why more bands don't achieve similar force-of-nature status.


    "The title 'Option Paralysis' represents being in a situation where you have so many choices you can't decide, and end up being frozen," says founding member Weinman about the mindset permeating the band's fourth full-length album. "Back in the early days when I started to discover music, go to shows and find out about new bands, there were 'filters' from various circumstances - geography, economic status, etc - which deeply affected how a band sounded and what they stood for. Now, everyone is going through the same filter-namely computers and the internet-and everyone has the same circumstances: Everybody's seeing the same thing for the first time at the very same time, simultaneously all over the world. That very system is negatively affecting art and has created a situation where everything is influencing itself and art is not based on struggle, personal scarcity or unique and personal inspiration. This cultural revolutions is a big part of what determines our mission. We're not listening to any of the bands around us for some kind of input as to what we should sound like. At this point, we're using our own accomplishments as a measurement of what we need to do next."


    From their early days in the late-'90s as short-haired Rutgers, New Jersey, college students delivering hyper-complex thrash to audiences of boorish long-haired surly metalheads, to performing with NINE INCH NAILS on the pioneering electronic band's farewell shows, the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have merely one prerogative: to go forward in ALL directions simultaneously. Their groundbreaking 1999 debut full-length, "Calculating Infinity", is inarguably the essential technical-metal talisman for the 21st century, melding hardcore's blinding rage with a musical vision that made most progressive-rock bands sound positively lazy by comparison. "Irony Is A Dead Scene", the band's 2002 collaboration with Mike Patton, maintained their patented extremity while exploring electronic textures. The 2004 follow-up, "Miss Machine", (the first record to showcase frontman, Puciato) was a distillation of the band's work thus far, while including jaw-dropping flirtations with mainstream metal ("Unretrofied") that further enforced DILLINGER's desire-and ability-to take their music wherever the hell they wanted. 2007's "Ire Works" had the band finding inspiration from underground glitch and breakcore electronica, as well as indigenous music genres, in a world seemingly overrun with metalcore bores and screamo trend-hoppers. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's unerring sweat equity has consistently found resonance with listeners on both sides of the stages the band trod upon.


    "Option Paralysis" marks the beginning of another trajectory in the DEP mythology. After aligning themselves with the renowned Relapse label for most of their career, the band entered into a deal with the French label SEASON OF MIST to put out "Option Paralysis", tagging their new PARTY SMASHER INC label. "We signed a pretty traditional record deal with them for one record," explains Weinman. "What's exciting is that Michael [Berberian, SOM label founder] is a really big music fan and has a great understanding of how we operate. He was totally aware of the possibilities and limitations of working with a band like us-he's not expecting pop hits-and he's been extremely enthusiastic to dive right in and make it work for everyone."


    Produced by Steve Evetts, Dillinger's new music is positively abundant with possibilities. Drummer Billy Rymer, whom Weinman describes as "young and hungry," now occupies the engine room that powers the band. Frontman, Puciato has always had a knack with a bellow that could make reciting a grocery list seem like an exhortation to open the mouth of Hell. But feeling some of the lyrics on "Option Paralysis", you can't positively determine if the singer is handing down indictments ("Farewell, Mona Lisa") or feeling emotionally wounded. "This record is concept driven but there is still a very emotional and personal aspect to his lyrics," says Weinman soberly. "He's going through transitional stages in his life right now." Nothing so eloquently supports that statement than the six and-a-half-minute "Widower", where the band are joined by veteran David Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson for an aural excursion that incorporates piano-trio jazz, tender balladry and anthemic power. While there's no shortage of DEP plasma-balls on "Option Paralysis" ("Room Full Of Eyes", "Good Neighbor"), the band keep things fresh with the math-rock/free-jazz convergence of "I Wouldn't If You Didn't," the electro-tweaked "Chinese Whispers" and the closing "Parasitic Twins". The latter track sports lead vocals courtesy of guitarist Tuttle, as well as Beach Boys-styled harmonies and a major-key Weinman solo that's more Clapton (ca. Derek And The Dominos) than calculus crush. Clearly, this is not your older brother's DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. "We're just trying to make music we can be stimulated by," says Weinman about the assorted directions and sonic vistas on "Option Paralysis". "We consider ourselves songwriters, which is kind of odd when you consider the kind of band most would consider us."


    As passionate about their craft as ever, DEP are looking to ramp up things even more in 2010, with a planet-beating touring campaign that includes basement shows, a stint on the main stage at this summer's Vans Warped Tour, a performance at the legendary Cochella festival, and various points in between. But after 12 years of deliberately challenging themselves, as well as the preconceived notions of critics and the strict genre-specific zealots of the world's underground music scenes, the big question remains: What is the mission of the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN? It's a question Weinman addresses with equal parts melancholy, unwavering determination and humor. "I've been trying for a while to have someone explain that to me," he says, laughing. "Seriously, 'Option Paralysis' represents why we're here and why we're still making music. We started at a time when there wasn't all this access to the larger world. Our only goal was to make a small dent in the scene that we were in. The fact we've made it this far and that we're still relevant is really special to me. I feel that it is extremely important for bands like us to continue to represent the ethic and attitude that was present during a time that doesn't exist anymore."


    "That," he says, pausing to smile. "And I have to pay my mortgage somehow "

    1. Farewell, Mona Lisa
    2. Good Neighbor
    3. Gold Teeth on a Bum
    4. Crystal Morning
    5. Endless Endings
    6. Widower
    7. Room Full of Eyes
    8. Chinese Whispers
    9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
    10. Parasitic Twins
    11. Chuck McChip (vinyl only bonus track)
    Dillinger Escape Plan
    $21.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    White Colored Vinyl


    The 'friggin' hottest indie film of summer 04'


    Music from the ''cult'' hit of the summer ''Napoleon Dynamite'' featuring original score by John Swihart, songs from the film, exclusives such as Rogue Wave's ''Every Moment'' (acoustic) and a rare track from Figurine ''New Mate'' (f/ Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) and all your favorite ''laugh out loud'' classic Napoleon dialogue! 30 total tracks! Sweet!


    From Preston, Idaho comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a new kind of hero complete with a tight red 'fro,' some sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon lives with his Grandma (Sandy Martin) and his 30-year-old, unemployed brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and Kips' meddling Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives.


    Napoleon is left to his own devices to impress the chicks at school and help his new best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) win the election for Student Body President against the stuck-up Summer (Haylie Duff); all the while making sure to feed Grandma's pet llama Tina, and avoiding association with Uncle Rico and the herbal breast enhancers he sells door to door. Napoleon and Pedro put their skills to good use, but it is a surprise talent that leads the two to triumph in the end.

    LP1
    1. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
    2. Every Moment - Rogue Wave
    3. New Mate - Figurine
    4. Design - Fiction Company
    5. Sometimes You Gotta Make It Alone - Money Mark
    6. Solamente Una Vez - Trio Los Panchos
    7. Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
    8. Only You - Yaz
    9. Forever Young - Alphaville
    10. Time After Time - Sparklemotion
    11. The Promise - When In Rome


    LP2
    1. What Ever I Feel Like (Dialog) / Bus Rider - John Swihart
    2. Pull In Town (Dialog) / Nap Pulls Kip Return - John Swihart
    3. Locker Room 1 (Dialog) / Nap Pulls Kip - John Swihart
    4. Cagefighter (Dialog) / Granny ATV - John Swihart
    5. You Do Speak English? (Dialog) / A-Team Theme - John Swihart
    6. Vote For Me (Dialog) / Here's Rico - John Swihart
    7. Locker Room 2 (Dialog) / Summer's Cake - John Swihart
    8. Worst Video (Dialog) / Thrifty - John Swihart
    9. Suit (Dialog) / Suitwalk - John Swihart
    10. Talons (Dialog) / Kip Waits - John Swihart
    11. Ask It By Pedro (Dialog) / Nap Store Video - John Swihart
    12. Ninja Moves (Dialog) / D-Qwan Boogie - John Swihart
    13. Whole Milk (Dialog) / Nap Dance Bedroom - John Swihart
    14. Chapstick (Dialog)
    15. Nap Rico Van - John Swihart
    16. Nap Hangs Up The Phone - John Swihart
    17. Loch Ness (Dialog)
    18. Alternate Ending Montage - John Swihart
    19. Alternative Ending (Dialog)

    Various Artists
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Age of Fracture (Out Of Stock)

    The long-awaited new album from CYMBALS is named after a book by Princeton academic, Daniel T. Rodgers, which addresses the fragmentation of ideas towards the end of the last century and how collective meanings have become uncertain. Singer and guitarist Jack Cleverly writes: It hit me that I often feel paralysed by the feeling that everything is 'too complicated', and that many people I know feel that paralysis. I realised that this way of thinking can be traced through these songs. Produced by Dreamtrak (Swim Deep, Chad Valley, Hot Chip) in his Hackney studio and written collectively over the last 12-months, the group have taken their time to carefully piece the album together, song-by-song, in sequence. The album was completed following a final mix from Daniel Rejmer (Foals, Everything Everything) and the result is testament to the band s attention to detail: a cleaner, brighter sound than their brattier early recordings, edging towards the European sophistication of the end-of-the-century French house Jack grew up around. Singles 'Like An Animal', 'The End' and 'The Natural World' are characterized by an upbeat disco cool and all push the 7-minute mark, whereas Winter 98 , This City , and Call Me are brooding, stark synth-led numbers reminiscent of early-New Order, with some lyrics sung in Jack s native French. The literary inspiration runs further through the album. The track The 5% , more obviously making reference to the themes of the album's namesake, declares Time can be erased, you re stupid if you try and stay in place, over a pulsing bassline and swirling electronics. Like an Animal is inspired by the intellectual and moral confusion of the main character in Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. The album has even garnered literary responses of its own by British poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine. I told Joe about the book and the way the album was kind of a reaction to it, and he threw my rationalisation of it back at me through a short story inspired by the album. says Cleverly. It helped reveal the emotional territory of the songs. He showed me how I had been dividing things up artificially - desires and priorities, getting older and not being able to stop writing music... Through the writing of this album, CYMBALS have inevitably matured. We've never been in it just for a laugh, says Cleverly; but things got confused when we said we wanted to keep it fun we just didn't want to end up bitter, having chased a hollow dream. But this album is less about us; it's more outward looking, more aware of the world at large. Despite the weighty literary influences, the band are keen to separate themselves from the over-earnestness that can sometimes accompany such associations. I hate the whole 'serious earnest-singer-songwriter-thing, says Jack. With this album I really wanted to get away from that and make music that makes people want to dance and feel joy. Neil's kick drum is the most important thing we have to say as a band. Is this all fun? Yes, of course, but at the same time, not just that. Produced by Dreamtrak & mixed by Daniel Rejmer.
    1. Winter '98
    2. The Natural World
    3. You Are
    4. Empty Space
    5. The 5%
    6. The Fracture of Age
    7. Like An Animal
    8. Erosion
    9. This City
    10. The End
    11. Call Me
    Cymbals
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    A Fiendish Threat (Out Of Stock)

    The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project "3".


    Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.


    Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 "my mind is all over the place". But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.


    The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on Possum In A Tree by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.


    With the release of Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be. For this touring cycle, fans will get to taste the hardcore punk horror rock of A Fiendish Threat, a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats that are as much a part of Hank 3's musical identity as his country roots. But A Fiendish Threat, like all of the man's musical output, is anything but a formulaic, by-the-numbers rehash of what has been previously done by others. Stand up bass, fiddle, and banjo are not exactly standard instruments in punk rock, but they are on this record, riding beneath 3's howling distorted vocals. Perhaps this is the birth of rebelcore punk? Whatever you want to call it, Williams has left his own touch on the genre, even utilizing a bizarrely beautiful Hula-music-on-acid sounding Hawaiian guitar at times. Some of the songs can make the listener feel like someone dropped LSD in their cheap draft beer at a CBGB matinee show headlined by a ghoulish Hawaiian punk band. A Fiendish Threat is yet another of Williams already numerous signature sounds, and he's excited to put it in front of the audience for the first time. You know when you do a new record, you just want to play it for all your friends. That's what I'm excited for with this punk record, I get use a voice that doesn't get used that often, and pay respects to some of my influences at the same time. Doing this record made feel like I was growing stronger- it took some of the years off me, to tell you the truth. Playing it makes me feel young again, he laughs, How long I will be able to pull it off all depends on the voice, man."


    With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, Hank3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.


    Listen to Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, go to a show, and find out for yourself. Just remember the next day, after a few aspirins, a dinner at your own table, and a sleep in your own bed, that Hank3 will be down the road doing his thing again, and for that rebel, "doing the best I can" means something a little different than it does for the average man.

    1. Can I Rip U
    2. Different From the Rest
    3. There's Another Road
    4. Broke Jaw
    5. Watchin U Suffer
    6. Breakin Free
    7. Face Down
    8. New Identity
    9. Feel the Sting
    10. Fight My Way
    11. Full On
    12. Your Floor
    13. A Fiendish Threat
    Hank3
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    Will To Power (Box Set) (Out Of Stock)

    Deluxe Box Set Contains A CD Digipak, Black LP & An Exclusive 7 Featuring Cover Tracks.


    Also Includes A Slipmat, Patch & Postcards


    Gatefold LP Includes 12-Page LP-Booklet


    Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy. Formed in Sweden in the mid-90s by former Carcass/Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, this most explosive and proficient of modern metal bands have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way. And now, in 2017, Arch Enemy are ready to rise again and climb ever further up the ladder toward pure metal supremacy.

    Always focused but impervious to other's rules and expectations, Arch Enemy evolved once more in 2015 following the departure of Angela Gossow (now the band's manager). Replacing one of the most iconic vocalists of the modern age was never going to be easy, but in the shape of former The Agonist frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy found the perfect candidate. Unveiled on the ferocious, anthem-laden triumph of 2014's War Eternal, Alissa's powerful identity and extraordinary vocal talents proved a natural and instantly welcomed fit. Further extensive touring cemented the new line-up's thrilling efficacy, before one final line-up change - the arrival of legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis, formerly of Nevermore - completed the musical puzzle that Amott had been tinkering with for the best part of 20 years.

    Recorded in 2017, the tenth Arch Enemy album will be unleashed later in 2017 and promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy from a band that are still growing in stature as the years fall away. Will To Power will be the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up and as Michael Amott explains, diehard fans will be both thrilled to hear their favourite band on top form and somewhat surprised by their latest creative explorations.

    The goal is always to raise the bar yet again and create an epic masterpiece! he laughs. I think the album has a great balance between traditional Arch Enemy and some new influences that come through here and there. The most surprising thing on this album is that we've written our first ever ballad. It's still a very metal song, but there's no way around the fact that it is a ballad and that might be quite controversial for a band like us, I guess. I'm excited to hear what our fans will think of that one, but I do feel that we can afford to spread our wings a bit on our tenth studio album!

    Once Will To Power hits the streets, Arch Enemy will do what they do best, hitting the road and taking their latest batch of heroic metal anthems to the people. Achieving longevity is the toughest challenge that faces any band, but Arch Enemy have long since established themselves as a permanent fixture on the global metal scene and as standard bearers for upholding and celebrating of the heavy metal code. Right now, in 2017, no other band embodies the spirit of the genre with such flair and euphoric zeal. Long may their steel spirit prevail.

    It's always been about creating the best songs we can make and whatever success we've had is a direct result of the music speaking to people and our relentless worldwide touring, Michael grins. We are happy with the fact that the band has had growth spurt these last couple of years and it's exciting to put on a bigger and more complete live show for our fans. We obviously hope our fans will enjoy Will To Power and we're looking forward to getting back out there and performing live again, with a whole bunch of killer new tunes up our sleeve!

    LP
    1. Set Flame To The Night
    2. The Race
    3. Blood In The Water
    4. The World Is Yours
    5. The Eagle Flies Alone
    6. Reason To Believe
    7. Murder Scene
    8. First Day In Hell
    9. Dreams Of Retribution
    10. My Shadow And I
    11. A Fight I Must Win


    CD
    1. Set Flame To The Night
    2. The Race
    3. Blood In The Water
    4. The World Is Yours
    5. The Eagle Flies Alone
    6. Reason To Believe
    7. Murder Scene
    8. First Day In Hell
    9. Saturnine
    10. Dreams Of Retribution
    11. My Shadow And I
    12. A Fight I Must Win
    13. City Baby Attacked By Rats (G.B.H. Cover)*


    *CD Digipak Bonus Track


    Bonus 7-Inch
    1. Warsystem (Skitslickers Cover)
    2. Armed Revolution (Skitslickers Cover)
    3. SprÄckta Snutskallar (Skitslickers Cover)
    4. The Leader (Of The Fuckin' Assholes) (Skitslickers Cover)
    5. Nitad (Moderat Likvidation Cover)
    6. When The Innocent Die (Anti-Cimex Cover)
    7. City Baby Attacked By Rats (G.B.H. Cover)

    Arch Enemy
    $59.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set + CD + 7 - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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