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The Best of the Grateful Dead Live: 1969-1977 - Vol 1The live albums the band released during its 30-year career are the primary source for the collection, with some performances selected from the growing number of live releases that have emerged since 1995. Vol. 1 covers 1969-1977 with fan-favorite tracks such as "Bertha" from the 1971 Skull & Roses, and "Truckin'" and a searing rendition of "Morning Dew," from the revered double-album Europe '72.
"We wanted to follow up the 2015 The Best Of The Grateful Dead studio set with a live counterpart, and have focused our efforts on the band's primary live albums as well as some key tracks from archival concert releases," says band archivist and producer David Lemieux. "Just as there was nothing like a Grateful Dead concert, there is also nothing like a live Grateful Dead recording; it's no secret that as good as the Dead's studio recordings were, they excelled in front of an audience, and this set provides an overview of just how great the Dead were live in concert."LP 1
1. St. Stephen (Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69)
2. Bertha (Live at The Fillmore East, New York, NY 4/27/71)
3. Wharf Rat (Live at The Fillmore East, New York, NY 4/26/71)
4. Sugar Magnolia (Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris France 5/4/72)
5. Jack Straw (Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris France 5/3/72)
1. Truckin' (Live at Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72)
2. Morning Dew (Live at Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72)
3. Brown-Eyed Women (Live at The Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 4/14/72)
4. The Music Never Stopped (Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 8/13/75)
5. Estimated Prophet (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 5/8/77)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live & DeadlyColored Vinyl
Limited edition vinyl version of this live album from the queen of Hollywood glam metal, Miss Lita Ford - pressed on both pink and blue vinyl! Recorded live at "one of Lita's favorite watering holes" in 2000, this album explodes with astonishing energy as Ford rips through her finest cuts including the blockbuster single "Close My Eyes Forever" plus the smash hits "Kiss Me Deadly," "Hungry," "Shot Of Poison" and more!1. Larger Than Life
2. What Do You Know About Love
3. Black Widow
4. Falling In And Out Of Love
5. Bad Love
6. Close My Eyes Forever
7. Shot Of Poison
9. Kiss Me Deadly
10. Rock Candy$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Birth Of The Dead Volume Two - The Live SidesExclusive Only To This LP Release: First Time Sitting Photos Of The Dead By The Legendary Herb Greene
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA With Ron McMaster
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead scored for over four decades a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible career. Spearheaded originally by the late great Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kruetzmann and the late Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, these five gentlemen set the world on fire with their magnificent artistry and musicianship unparalleled to this day.
With their very first San Francisco live gigs and when they were locally known as The Warlocks, the historical importance of these debut concert recordings would soon become a blueprint for the music world as the Grateful Dead would become one of the biggest concert attractions of all time.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 14 super rare live recordings from the mid-sixties. None of these recordings were ever previously released at the time. Recorded in San Francisco from a July 1966 performance, when they were signed to the Scorpio Records label, this ultra rare concert tape simply became manna for the fans and was truly a find for any collector of fine rock and roll and
early psych and garage rock fare.
Dead fan favorite Viola Lee Blues kicks off the rare collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Grateful Dead classics like Don't Ease Me In and the stellar Jimmy Reed classic Big Boss Man truly become a very important and interesting listen to any fan of the Dead or classic rock in general.
Known for their jams in concert, you will get to hear stellar takes on rare blues tracks like One Kind Favor, Next Time You See Me and
of course their super rare Bob Dylan interpretation of It's All Over Now Baby Blue, which would be an interesting choice not knowing there
would be future collaborations with Dylan in both of their important later careers.
Even superlative covers of Otis Redding's Pain In My Heart and the Slim Harpo blues champion I'm A King Bee are included in this amazingly important and historic rock release from this much loved band.
These Grateful Dead recordings have never been released on the vinyl format that is until now
Friday Music is very pleased to announce for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - The Grateful Dead's Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides. This deluxe 2 LP set not only has the original 14 live performances unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes for the very first time anywhere several unearthed photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene. These first time issued photos show the very first sittings of the Grateful Dead and will make your listening hours that much more enjoyable as you stare at the
brilliant pictures of your favorite rockers in this very special era.
As a further installment in the exclusive and authorized Grateful Dead Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this fine album
is part of a historical two part audiophile vinyl series along with the Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions which was released
in late 2013.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides will truly be a welcome addition to your Dead collection.
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides a historic album first time release in the audiophile domain only from your friends at Friday Music Don't Ease Me InLP1
1. Viola Lee Blues
2. Don't Ease Me In
3. Pain In My Heart
4. Sitting on Top of the World
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
6. I'm a King Bee
1. Big Boss Man
2. Standing on the Corner
3. In the Pines
4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
5. Next Time You See Me
6. One Kind Favor
7. He Was a Friend of Mine
8. Keep Rolling By$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Birth Of The Grateful Dead Volume One - The Studio Sides
First Time Limited Edition 2 LP 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Exclusive Only To This LP Release: First Time Sitting Photos Of The Dead By The Legendary Herb Greene
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA With Ron Mcmaster
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead scored for over four decades a plethora of wonderful recordings
throughout their incredible career. Spearheaded originally by the late great Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kruetzmann and the late
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, these five gentlemen set the world on fire with their magnificent artistry and musicianship which is unparaleled to this day.
With their very first San Francisco gigs and studio recordings when they were locally known as The Warlocks, the historical importance of these debut sessions would soon become a blueprint for the music world as the Grateful Dead would become one of the band's
and biggest concert attractions of all time.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 17 super rare studio recordings from 1965 through 1967. Aside from an ultra rare
45 on Scorpio Records and a collaborative effort with Jon Hendricks on Verve Records, none of these recordings were ever released.
Ranging from the very first sessions at Autumn Records (Beau Brummels, Sly Stone) and then the Scorpio Records sides, these tracks
simply became manna for the fans and were truly a find for any collector of fine rock and roll and early psych and garage rock fare.
Gordon Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain kicks off the collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Dead classics like I Know
You Rider, Don't Ease Me In and Cold Rain and Snow truly become a very important and interesting listen to any fan of the Dead or
classic rock in general.
Known for their jams in concert and in the studio setting, you will get to hear stellar takes on rare tracks like Tastebud, The Only
Time Is Now, and of course the super rare Jon Hendricks (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) protest rocker Fire in the City.
These amazing Dead recordings have never been released on the vinyl format that is until now
Friday Music is very pleased to announce for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - The Grateful Dead's Birth Of The
Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions. This deluxe 2 LP set not only has the original 17 studio sessions unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes for the very first time anywhere, several unearthed photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene. These
first time issued photos show the very first sittings of the Grateful Dead and will make your listening hours that much more enjoyable as
you stare at the brilliant pictures of your favorite rockers in this very special era.
As a further installment in the exclusive and authorized Grateful Dead Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this fine
album is part of a historical two part audiophile vinyl series along with the Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides which will be
released in early 2014.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions will truly be a welcome addition to your Dead
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions a historic album first time release in the audiophile
domain only from your friends at Friday Music Don't Ease Me InLP 1
The Autumn Sessions
1. Early Morning Rain
2. I Know You Rider
3. Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)
4. The Only Time Is Now
5. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
6. Can't Come Down
The Scorpio Sessions
7. Stealin' (Instrumental)
8. Stealin' (With Vocals)
9. Don't Ease Me In (Instrumental)
10. Don't Ease Me In (With Vocals)
The Scorpio Sessions
1. You Don't Have to Ask
2. Tastebud (Instrumental)
3. Tastebud (With Vocals)
4. I Know You Rider
5. Cold Rain and Snow (Instrumental)
6. Cold Rain and Snow (With Vocals)
The Hendricks Session
7. Fire in the City$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Workingman's Dead (Awaiting Repress)Sublime, Stripped-Down 1970 Americana Classic Steeped in Country, Blues, and Folk
You've Never Heard This Roots-Based Marvel Sound Better: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Given Extra-Wide Grooves on 45RPM LP
Ranked #264 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Airy Harmonies, Simple Structures, Concise Arrangements, and Burnished Tones Anchor Songs
Workingman's Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman's Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this first-ever 45RPM version. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures that furnish the songs a transcendence associated with timeless American music. Colorful, relatable characters seemingly torn from working-class histories and old-time fables inhabit the narratives.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LPs at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition of this period-defining recording renders the stripped-down fare with immense detail, rich airiness, and reach-out-and-touch-it realism. Longtime Deadheads and newcomers alike will hear significantly more information, experience wider and deeper soundstages, and become swept away by incredible tonal and vocal balances-traits made possible by the format's wider grooves. Instrumental melds and refined accents, such as guest David Nelson's nimble fills on "Cumberland Blues," are part of a larger whole that gives the impression you are witness to the world's coziest campfire session. Frontier tales and refined performances further this feeling.
The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman's Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials. Its wistful, relaxed state-immediately apparent via the innocent album-opening invitation "Will you come with me?" on "Uncle John's Band"-owes to the circumstances and conditions surrounding its creation. At the time, the Dead owed a considerable financial debt to Warner Bros. and were hobbled by a recent drug bust and financial scandal. Most significantly, the band was recovering from-and reacting to-the tragic events of the Altamont Music Festival and symbolic end of the peace and love era.
As such, Workingman's Dead acts as a retreat from chaos and uncertainty, its songs emblems of simpler times and pleas for compassion in the face of hardship. Lyricist Robert Hunter said he aimed to capture the vintage elements of late 1940s country-and-western jukebox singles as well as old blues classics. In that vein, fare such as the Bakersfield-leaning "Cumberland Blues," pastoral ballad "Dire Wolf," and bluesy "Easy Wind" hit the mark. Leader Jerry Garcia's occasional pedal-steel underpinnings arrive as a bonus.
Of course, aside from the economical concision and thematic consistency, the genius of Workingman's Dead resides in the group's expressive harmonies. Taught by Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Dead produce live "air blends" of multi-part vocal harmonies that provide the foundations of nearly every track. "Uncle John's Band," "High Time," "New Speedway Boogie" (with the iconic refrain "One way or another/This darkness has got to give" referencing the ill wind that greeted the new decade), and the radio favorite "Casey Jones" practically float on the ensemble's communal vocal beds.
Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM edition renders these invigorating, refreshing, and engaging characteristics in three-dimensional sound that transports you to the event. Recordings don't get more lifelike. Workingman's Dead-an iconic, ageless record that drew countless listeners to the band's unique style because of its accessibility and charm-deserves nothing less. Neither do you.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Uncle John's Band
2. High Time
3. Dire Wolf
4. New Speedway
5. Cumberland Blues
6. Black Peter
7. Easy Wind
8. Casey Jones$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Night Of The Living Dead Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)Original live score composed (except where noted) and performed by MORRICONE YOUTH to George A. Romero's 1968 Zombie Classic.1. Driveway To The Cemetery (Main Title)
4. At The Gravesite
5. Beat 'Em Or Burn 'Em
6. Another One For The Fire (End Title)$20.9912 Vinyl EP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Living & The DeadThe Living and the Dead, Jolie Holland's new album, is quite simply a breakthrough, the album her adoring fans have been waiting for. With a vocal style hailed by the Village Voice as sultry and sweet, despairing and lonely, Jolie has experimented in the past with various settings for her unique, jazzâ€inflected voice; this time, working with collaborators like M. Ward and Marc Ribot, Ms. Holland has embraced both the rocking side of her roots and the compositional possibilities of the recording studio, multiâ€tracking her voice extensively for the first time. The results have intensified the evocative moodiness that has always existed in Holland's music, but also brought out a rollicking looseness that serves her tales of love and loss perfectly. An artist who transcends genres and demographics, Jolie Holland offers us an invite into her own warm, welcoming world.1. Mexico City
2. Corrido Por Buddy
4. You Painted Yourself In
5. Fox In Its Hole
6. Your Big Hands
7. Sweet Loving Man
8. Love Henry
9. The Future
10. Enjoy Yourself$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Deep Dead Blue - Live At MeltdownImport
180 Gram Vinyl
Available on Vinyl For The First Time
A lovely, understated exercise in minimalism, Deep Dead Blue documents a set of otherwise unaccompanied guitar/vocal duets between Bill Frisell and Elvis Costello, recorded live at the Meltdown Festival in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 25, 1995.
Frisell co-wrote the title track, one of the five songs bearing a Costello credit; the others are underexposed items from Costello's mid- to late-'80s catalog, plus selections by Charles Mingus (Weird Nightmare) and Lerner & Loewe (Gigi).
Costello is once again the refined, mature vocal stylist of Painted From Memory, but Frisell expertly controls the dynamics of each piece, often stripping his part down to single-note lines, which lends surprising emotional impact when he allows full chords to wash over Costello's voice.1. Weird Nightmare
2. Love Field
3. Shamed Into Love
5. Poor Napoleon
6. Baby Plays Around
7. Deep Dead Blue$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dawn of the Dead: Live At Max's Kansas CityA rare live gem from the driving force behind legendary NY punk bands the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers issued on a highly collectible 12" picture vinyl courtesy of Cleopatra Records. Featuring Thunders' takes on such iconic cuts as (I'm Not) Your Stepping Stone, These Boots Are Made For Walking, Like A Rolling Stone and (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man among others.1. Intro: Ask Me No Questions/The Wizard
3. (I'm Not) Your Stepping Stone
4. Great Big Kiss
5. The 10 Commandments Of Love
6. These Boots Are Made For Walking
7. Like A Rolling Stone
8. Endless Party
10. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
11. Personality Crisis$26.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-LEG-1716xBob Dylan & The Grateful Dead
Dylan & The DeadDylan & the Dead is a collaborative live album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, originally released on February 6, 1989.1. Slow Train (Live)
2. I Want You (Live)
3. Gotta Serve Somebody (Live)
4. Queen Jane Approximately (Live)
5. Joey (Live)
6. All Along the Watchtower (Live)
7. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Live)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dead Language (Awaiting Repress)If you spent every minute, every penny of your adult life on the road, you might make a record like Dead Language.
There's something that happens when four people have been playing music together, day in and day out, for ten years. In every basement, every colossal concert hall, every small European nation that would have them, the same four people playing the same four instruments. A full decade of plane tickets and van repairs and hangovers and fast food. At some point, the interaction between instruments, between members, transcends the brotherly love of most touring bands and enters the terrifying realm of twin telepathy. The Flatliners aren't just four dudes banging out riffs five hundred miles from home every night. They're four dudes banging out riffs in the hallways of the Overlook Hotel just like the unsettling twin girls in the The Shining. You see what I'm getting at yet?
It's been three years since Cavalcade (2010), The Flatliners' most successful album to date. A behemoth of a record, it brought famous friends like A Wilhelm Scream and Dillinger Four into the fold for huge songs like "Shithawks" and "Bleed."
Which is why Dead Language is the perfect response - it's the brutally crisp sound of four people in a room, the sonic payoff of a decade of learning how to play as one fierce unit. Its strength doesn't come from racks of guitars or bass drops, but from its sparse precision. The band's songwriting chops are as honed as their playing, allowing them the freedom to bang out their point quickly ("Young Professionals") or take their time to make an impact ("Ashes Away").
The Flatliners' records have always been an accurate, honest portrait of where the band lived, from the youthful explosion of Destroy to Create (2005) to the nuance of blooming adulthood on The Great Awake (2007), Which is why Dead Language, the band's most direct and vital record to date, is the monument to the honesty of ten years in the trenches that it has to be.1. Resuscitation of the Year
2. Bury Me
3. Birds of England
4. Drown in Blood
5. Sew My Mouth Shut
6. Caskets Full
7. Ashes Away
9. Dead Hands
11. Tail Feathers
12. Young Professionals
13. Brilliant Resilience$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Love From With The DeadWith the Dead - Love From With the Dead
Doom is all around us. The optimism of a new millennium has steadily disintegrated. The light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be a burning tower block and the powers-that-be are dancing in the smouldering ruins. Humanity is eating itself and we're all terminally fucked. As a result, it makes perfect sense that the emergence of British doom metal mavens With The Dead would strike a dissonant chord with so many people. Formed in 2014 by former Cathedral/Napalm Death frontman and Rise Above Records boss Lee Dorrian and ex-Electric Wizard/Ramesses bassisit/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, the band coalesced in a monetary burst of spontaneity and shared fury, resulting in the release of their eponymous debut album in 2015: one of that year's most widely acclaimed releases and a welcome shot in the arm for fans of merciless, unrelenting sonic despair.
"We were very happy with the way the first album was received," says Lee. "To be honest, there were no real expectations with the first LP. It's hard to explain. We just got together and did it. There was no big anticipation. We knew it was going to be well received by certain people, just because of the sheer heaviness of it, but we didn't think it would get the reaction it did. It sold really well and got a good response all around. It came together so strangely and so fast. We hadn't gone round, sweating in the clubs, although we've all done that previously. The record came out on Rise Above so it was easy and there were no demands from anyone except ourselves. The important thing is, we didn't want it to be seen as some novelty project band."
Hell-bent on staking a further claim to be doom metal's most intense and remorseless practitioners, With The Dead have now completed work on their second album, Love From With The Dead. Comprising tracks recorded during two separate sessions with celebrated studio guru Jaime Gomez Arellano, the new material represents the first fruits of the band's recently retooled line-up. Joining Lee and Tim are bassist Leo Smee and drummer Alex Thomas, who replaces the departed Mark Greening. As Lee explains, the band's new incarnation generated great chemistry from the start.
"Tim came over from New Jersey, where he still lives, and we booked four nights' rehearsals with Leo and Alex to see how it was going to work. Literally, on the first night, they had the whole set nailed within three or four hours. It sounded better than ever before, too. So the next three nights were pointless and we didn't need them, so we spent the time going over ideas for new songs and by the end we had four brand new songs. It was crazy. Then we thought 'While Tim's over, let's go in the studio and record them ' Luckily, Gomez was free and we went over to his studio and recorded the four new tracks, they're the last four on the album, and it was all done just like that. The other three tracks were recorded nearly a year later, again with just one night's rehearsal. It was all done super quick."
For those who flinched at the sheer, unforgiving brutality of With The Dead's first record, the songs on Love From With The Dead are liable to cause major emotional trauma. Darker, denser, more despondent and sickeningly heavy in numerous senses of the word, this is an album that re-establishes doom as a genre that embraces the extreme and not just some cosy, nostalgic reimagining of the early '70s. From opener Isolation's slithering howl of torment and the crushing, schizophrenic barrage of Egyptian Tomb through to the expansive, drone-driven horrors of the closing CV1 (a mournful lament to Lee Dorrian's home city of Coventry that features a guest appearance by home-town comrade and electro-noise maverick Russell Haswell), Love From With The Dead grimly extinguishes the light of hope and hammers home the hatred and futility that plagues our brief and brittle lives.
"The thinking was that the first LP was meant to be the heaviest we could possibly make, but then what do you next?" Lee muses. "Well, the only thing you can do is make the next one even heavier. So that was the ambition and the intention, to make it even more crushing. But to be able to do that you have to be crushed yourself. This last couple of years have been quite soul-destroying. There's been a lot of personal shit going on, and during this whole process so much fucking bad shit has happened in my personal life and other people's personal lives. Everything you hear on this LP, the angst is very real. I've never felt so disillusioned with life and the world around me, not since the first Cathedral album!"
Irrefutable evidence that With The Dead are a formidable and substantial proposition, the quartet's second album could hardly provide a more apposite soundtrack to the deeply fucked up and irrevocably dysfunctional state of the world in 2017. Both a fine example of the simple, savage power of the riff and an authentic outpouring of anger, bitterness, bile and vivid existential dread, it is the living, breathing, screaming embodiment of heaviness itself. Cometh the hour, cometh the bringers of doom
"I'm 50 next year and you're supposed to mellow out when you get older, but why?" Lee asks. "I don't feel like mellowing out. The world's getting worse, the atmosphere is getting heavier, people treat each other like shit and there's so much negativity, how are you supposed to chill out when all that's going on? I'm in a privileged position to be able to be in a band like this, so why fuck around? The band's called With The Dead and it's a doom band, why would you want to mellow out? It's got to be pure nihilism or nothing."
Dom Lawson, July 2017.1. Isolation
2. Egyptian Tomb
3. Reincarnation of Yesterday
4. Cocaine Phantoms
5. Watching the Ward Go By
7. CV1$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wake The Dead (Awaiting Repress)It's a beautiful thing when a good band turns to great; when they put out an album that ends all skepticism concerning the band and turns everyone's head. Such is the case with Comeback Kid's spectacular sophomore effort, Wake The Dead.
The band's passion-filled debut, Turn It Around, put this band near the forefront of the straight edge hardcore movement, with its breakneck speeds and heart-stomping breakdowns. Still, people argued that it was a bit too generic for comfort, and that the album's songs blended into one another after five songs, making for a rather boring listen after ten minutes. Now, I don't know if the band took those comments to heart, but Wake The Dead has remedied any problems the band has had in the past and has turned out to be a flawless effort from a band who will no doubt be name-dropped as one of the most elite bands in hardcore after this release.
Where Turn It Around failed, Wake The Deaad excels; each song is rather distinct, not in the fact that there are a lot of "departures" to be found, but that each song has its own identity and its own parts that are unique to the song. Also, the length of the album has been cut short by four tracks, from fifteen to eleven, making for a more concise (but no less intense) listen. Lastly, the production is as in-your-face as a hardcore album could sound, making the move to Victory Records (I know, we all groaned when we heard it) a seemingly helpful move. Simply put, Wake The Dead sounds as amazing as the music is. The vocals are cleaner, the drums are more effective, and the gang vocals sound fuller. Check the end of the title track for proof; it's the best sing-along since Bane's "Can We Start Again."
Comeback Kid's music has also taken a turn towards the more punk rock-influenced hardcore spectrum, exchanging breakdowns for sheer speed and surprisingly more melodic (but no less hard-hitting) riffs. In fact, there's almost nary a breakdown to be found here; you've got your typical slower-paced rhythms to get the kids stomping, but nothing as earth-shattering as the end of, say, "All In A Year," the opener from the band's debut. The most amazing part is that you will not even notice; the songs are that good. Besides, you can still get all of the breakdown mayhem found on their debut if you see them live, which I highly consider, for they're currently on the straight edge hardcore tour of a lifetime, opening for Bane and With Honor.
There's also nothing like listening to an album for the first time and being ripped in half by an amazing album opener; "False Idols Fall" is the quintessential hardcore anthem. It's got speed, power, gang vocals, and a powerful closing, and all you can do after the song is over is smile because it was just so absolutely perfect. I can't remember the last hardcore song that made me smile. From the opening, to the insane gang vocals of "Wake The Dead," to the anthemic and soon-to-be crowd favorite "Partners In Crime," to the technicality of "Bright Lights Keep Shining," you're left in awe at how good this band sounds. Scott Wade's vocals are top-notch and unbelievably charismatic, and the guitar work is spectacular, not for its technicality and hard-to-play parts, but just for making some of the best hardcore riffs I've ever heard. Every song is excellent, and, as stated before, each has its own identity, something that is hard to come by in recent years with hardcore music.
This is a hands down ten out of ten. I've heard very few albums that have knocked me on my ass past a month's worth of listening, but Wake The Dead has done it. This is one hell of musical accomplishment, and is 100% deserving of a perfect rating. Pick this up TODAY.
- Dan Perrone (Punk News)1. False Idols Fall
2. My Other Side
3. Wake the Dead
4. The Trouble I Love
5. Talk is Cheap
6. Partners in Crime
7. Our Distance
8. Bright Lights Keep Shining
9. Falling Apart
10. Losing Patience
11. Final Goodbye$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Box Set)The historic 1962 experimental jazz and poetry event featuring pianist Stan Tracey, Jeff Clyne, Laurie Morgan, John Mumford and Bobby Wellins, together with poets Pete Brown (co-writer/Cream) and Michael Horovitz (Britain's Beat Laureate). Contains a deluxe full-size booklet featuring the complete Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead text, plus rare photos, essays, and memorabilia.LP 1
1. McTaggart's Blues
2. Flying Home
4. Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Pt 1)
1. Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Pt 2)
2. Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Pt 3)
3. Afro Charlie$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dragged Down A Dead End PathRarely does a debut record come bursting out of the gates this ferociously angry and, frankly, awesome. Stirring up a pissed off mix of Napalm Death and His Hero Is Gone, Colorado's Call Of The Void pound out a furious ten-song grand slam of a record. Dragged Down A Dead End Path truly lives up to its name, because this is a record that beats listeners into submission. Blending hardcore, sludge, powerviolence, crust and grind, Call Of The Void are legit rising stars in hardcore and metal. Dragged Down A Dead End Path's crust and grind elements seamlessly merge to conjure visions of grind godfathers Pig Destroyer while effortlessly treading the abrasive caustic nature of Converge's hybrid progressive hardcore and Mastodon's technical metal-tinged rock mastery.1. Failure
2. Theory of Mind
3. Bottom Feeder
4. Endless Ritual Abuse
6. Breeding Grounds
7. Napalm Lungs
8. The Liar's Heart
9. I Hope You Two Fuck
10. Faith & Filth$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Queen Is Dead (Box Set)Ranked 216/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Widely considered to be both The Smiths' finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, 'The Queen Is Dead' has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. Now Warner Bros. Records can confirms the details of a newly mastered and expanded version of the album.
The album features several of the band's finest moments including the title track and 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out', as well as the iconic singles 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' and 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'.
You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve, says Morrissey. You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve - and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead.
Johnny Marr adds, The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live.
5LP Vinyl Boxset - featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the 'Live In Boston' recording. Housed in lift off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single.Original Album - 2017 Remaster
1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
8. Vicar In A Tutu
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
1. The Queen Is Dead (Full Version)
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (Demo)
3. I Know It's Over (Demo)
4. Never Had No One Ever (Demo)
5. Cemetry Gates (Demo)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again (Demo)
7. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo)
8. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Demo Mix)
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
10. Rubber Ring (B-side)
11. Asleep (B-side)
12. Money Changes Everything (B-side)
13. Unloveable (B-side)
Live In Boston (Previously Unreleased)
1. How Soon Is Now?
2. Hand In Glove
3. I Want The One I Can't Have
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Stretch Out And Wait
6. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
7. Cemetry Gates
8. Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring
9. Is It Really So Strange?
10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
12. The Queen Is Dead
13. I Know It's Over$99.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
An Anthology Of Dead Ends (Awaiting Repress)BACK IN PRINT! A good day for Botch consisted of utterly laying to waste everything in their path and having a grand ol' time while doing so. The same is true of their recordings, huge monstrous concoctions of metal, noise, indie rock guitar trickery, full of depth and minute secrets which slowly secreted themselves with successive listens. There is no question that part of what made Botch so great is their ability as players, but more important, and even more impressive perhaps, was the way they fit the pieces together - odd time signatures, seemingly impossible riffs made to sound easy, the occasional melodic passages, and devastating anthemic movements that managed to inspire hordes while simultaneously escaping the redundant simplicity of the conventional hardcore sing along.
Botch has continued to tour both the US as well as the European continent and have seen many new bands emerge, building upon the tracks they themselves helped to create. Bands like Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, and many others have continued to push the envelope of technical ferocity and awe inspiring performances in the live setting, but still Botch stand alone - proving themselves to be ultimately one of the most entertaining, challenging, and unique entities to have ever existed with in the hardcore realm and beyond it.
This tremendous 6 track EP is a fitting testament to their will and intent, cementing their legacy as one of the untouchable greats, destined to influence the coming generations. We are more than sad to see them go, but as shown from the opening notes of "Spaim", they absolutely refuse to go down quietly and we can all rest assured that the echoes of this explosion will shake us for years to come.1. Spaim
6. Micaragua$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Zombie LivePressed On 2x 180-Gram Black Vinyl
Rob's first ever live album, Zombie Live was recorded over several nights during the 2006 Educated Horses Tour showcasing the raw power and chaos of Zombie's performances with concert staples like "Living Dead Girl," "More Human Than Human" and "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)." The performance of "The Lords of Salem" was Grammy®-nominated in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance.LP 1
1. Sawdust In The Blood
2. American Witch
3. Demon Speeding
4. Living Dead Girl
5. More Human Than Human
6. Dead Girl Superstar
7. House Of 1000 Corpses
8. Let It All Bleed Out
9. Creature Of The Wheel
1. Demonoid Phenomenon
2. Super-Charger Heaven
3. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
4. Black Sunshine
6. The Devil's Reject
7. The Lords Of Salem
8. Thunder Kiss '65
9. Dragula$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack Volume 1 (Awaiting Repress)
Limited Edition LP With Gatefold Jacket And Full Color Inner Sleeve
Includes 18x24 Poster
Based on one of the most successful and popular comic book series of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, AMC's The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocolypse. The series follows a group of survivors led by police officier Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, rather than the zombies, it is the living who become the true walking dead. Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Rider), Rick's sherff's department partner before apocolypse and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break) is Rick's wife Lori Grimes. Additional cast includes: Lori Holden, Steven Yuen, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton and Melissa McBride. Guest stars include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, and Pruitt Taylor Vince.1. Jamie N Commons - Lead Me Home
2. Bear McCreary - Main Title Theme Song (UNKLE Remix)
3. Voxhaul Broadcast - You Are the Wilderness
4. Baby Bee - Love Bug
5. Fink - Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix)
6. Of Monsters and Men - Sinking Man
7. Emily Kinney & Lauren Cohan - The Parting Glass
8. Delta Spirit - Running$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ADAD-SPI-6517xThe Dead Daisies
Live & LouderPressed On 2x 180-Gram Vinyl
Includes Bonus CD
'Live & Louder,' The Dead Daisies' highly-anticipated live outing, is set for release on Spitfire Music / SPV and perfectly captures the awesome vibe of their supreme, sweat-drenched, roof-raising live sets, recorded on a heady high at the end of an unbelievable 2016.
Not to turn down a good opportunity, the band recorded a number of shows on their UK / European Tour with the same team that made 'Make Some Noise' blow speakers worldwide. The album was mixed by Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Bad Company, Metallica, Santana) at Focxhole Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg.
They assembled a true monster in the vein of the great live albums of the 70s. You can feel the sweat drip from the ceilings and the energy of the crowd becoming one with the band, as they scream, holler and forget about our often mundane reality for a night of true Rock'n'Roll.
Warts 'n all, 'LIVE & LOUDER' is a document of a band in their prime; a raw slice of visceral energy, an in-your-face assault on the senses. Simply: THE DEAD DAISIES in their element and at their best!LP 1
1. Song And a Prayer
3. Make Some Noise
4. Song And a Prayer
5. Song And a Prayer
6. We All Fall Down
7. Lock 'N' Load
8. Something I Said
1. Last Time I Saw The Sun
2. Join Together
3. With You And I
4. Band Intros
6. Helter Skelter
7. American Band
8. Midnight Moses
1. Long Way To Go
3. Make Some Noise
4. Song And A Prayer
5. Fortunate Son
6. We All Fall Down
7. Lock ‚ N' Load
8. Something I Said
9. Last Time I Saw The Sun
10. Join Together
11. With You And I
12. Band Intros
14. Helter Skelter
15. American Band
16. Midnight Moses$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Long Live The KingAs a fitting bookend to the most successful year of the bands career, The Decemberists will release a new EP entitled Long Live The King. Similar to the critically acclaimed, chart-topping bow The King is Dead, the EP is a mostly-acoustic set of 6 Americana-based songs, recorded around the same time as The King is Dead, and including their stunning cover of the Grateful Dead track Row Jimmy. The EP was produced once again by Tucker Martine.1. E. Watson
3. Burying Davy
4. I 4 U & U 4 Me
5. Row Jimmy
6. Sonnet$19.9910 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spookshow International LivePressed On 2x 180-Gram Black Vinyl
Spookshow International Live is Rob Zombie's second live album and features new live performances of 19 tracks recorded on his 2014 tour. Featuring "Dead City Radio," "Dragula," "Thunder Kiss '65" and "Jesus Frankenstein," this album is the ultimate Rob Zombie live collection.LP 1
1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
3. Living Dead Girl
4. Dead City Radio
5. Drum Solo
6. More Human Than Human
7. Sick Bubblegum
8. House Of 1000 Corpses
9. Meet The Creeper
10. Never Gonna Stop
11. Blitzkreig Bop
1. Thunder Kiss '65
2. Jesus Frankenstein
3. We're An American Band
5. Demonoid Phenomenon
6. Pussy Liquor
7. Demon Speeding
8. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Iron Butterfly Live
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Features The 1970 Concert Classic 19 Minute Version Of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Iron Butterfly is truly an amazing success story in the record business. For over forty years, this band remained a significant force in the classic rock world with their original mix of rock, metal and classic leanings, solidifying them as one of the true purveyors of the progressive rock movement. Founded by the multi-talented keyboardist/vocalist Doug Ingle in San Diego in 1966, the band hit the charts immediately and soon became one of the key favorite biker bands and west coast hard rockers alongside entities like Steppenwolf, Grateful Dead and The Doors.
Their live performances were challenging, loud, exciting and definitely original, which brought them huge popularity in a very short period of time. 1968 changed everything as In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida became a massive smash garnering Iron Butterfly major success globally. This tune displayed the first example of a driving hard rock jam and lyric, with classical, organic and tribal rhythms, making it one of the most important songs of our time. Featuring Doug Ingle's keyboard and vocal expertise, Lee Dorman's power bass, guitar shredder Erik Brann, and Ron Bushy's primitive drum beat, this amazing stage shows will forever be associated with the acid rock era, which paved the way for heavy metal bands into the seventies and beyond.
ATCO Records knew the power of their live performances,therefore the quartet was awarded with another smash Lp, the concert recording masterwork chart topper Iron Butterfly Live. The 1970 smash contained 6 smokin' selections from their first three hit albums. Hard rock is abounding like the 19 minute workout on In-A Gadda-Da-Vida and other killer jams like Soul Experience, Are You Happy and Filled With Fear.
This masterpiece has been out of print on vinyl for many decades that is until now! Friday Music is very proud to offer another installment in our Iron Butterfly 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their classic 1970 smash album Iron Butterfly Live .
Impeccably mastered from the original Atco tapes by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead/Yes/Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios, this limited edition 180 Gram LP is also presented in the original album cover layout, featuring the original photos and artwork elements not seen in years.
We believe this is the definitive sounding version of this monumental recording and will be one of the more anticipated audiophile releases of 2016. Iron Butterfly Live Their greatest hits in concert First Time 180 Gram Vinyl From your friends at Friday Music In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida !!!1. In The Time Of Our Lives
2. Filled With Fear
3. Soul Experience
4. You Can't Win
5. Are You Happy
6. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Brown Reason To Live
This is where it all began for these acid casualty reality trippers. Brown Reason To Live is their very first release; it came out in 1983. Here it is on vintage thick wax. 12 vinyl, 7-song ep- their first classic slab o' wax, and still as crazed and lysergic as ever! P.S.- And the answer to the timeless question, what speed is this meant to be played on? It's meant to be played at 69 rpm, of course! (But if your turntable doesn't have a 69 setting, try it on 45 instead.) 'I am the ultimate god!' followed by the sounds of a man nearly breaking down in tears- it's one of the most emotional and honest moments in rock history. Oddly enough it's at the end of a song called 'The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave' off of the superb Butthole Surfers debut EP 'Brown Reason To Live.' It's that accidental shift from extreme bravado to mournful regret that most bands only dream of pulling off, and it's all courtesy of some of America's most drug-addled pranksters. The following 6 tracks put experimental punk on the map. No one was quite sure what to make of it. Was it psychedelia, was it punk rock, or was it just crap? But everyone was certain that it was nothing like anything else. Insane, but not cheesy, lyrics that sounded passionate while the music sometimes grooved, rocked, irritated, or just became noise... this sounds brilliant. Drums that pound and words have the clarity required to catch such oddball lines as 'I got a stiff upper lip because I'm half dead' and 'they shot the pope's ass... and I feel good! Kids, everyone, this is required listening. This is their peak... - Punk Planet Gibby Haines' [sic] insane crew started life on AT with this appropriately scatologically-themed mini-album [Brown Reason To Live]. Song titles include The Revenge of Anus Presley- enough said.Side 1
1. The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave
1. Bar-B-Q Pope
2. Wichita Cathedral
4. The Revenge Of Anus Presley$14.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now