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  • As Good As Dead As Good As Dead Quick View

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    As Good As Dead

    Local H will dig into their back catalog and release their breakthrough album As Good As Dead on 180 gram vinyl via srcvinyl. This re-issue marks the first time that the album will ever be available in this format. The high-quality, double LP will have a premium gatefold jacket and insert.


    As Good As Dead, Local H's second full-length album, was produced by Steven Haigler (Quicksand, Pixies) and was originally released on April, 16, 1996 on Island Records on CD and cassette. The record was the band's first foray into making a concept album and is centered around life in a dead-end, small town. Venerable rock critic Robert Christgau gave the album a stellar A- review in the Village Voice, writing, at the time, "...I wish Pearl Jam, whose leader stars in the title song, packed such isometric power -- that sense of tremendous force bravely exerted against implacable reality -- and I say the exercise makes all of us stronger."


    "The question I get asked the absolute most is when are we gonna put the older records out on vinyl?" says Local H frontman, Scott Lucas. "Here's the answer -- in the best possible way. The package is looking pretty good and I'm ALMOST as excited as anybody to finally drop the needle on this album -- on double vinyl, at last."


    As Good As Dead spawned four modern rock radio hits including the above-referenced "Eddie Vedder," "Fritz's Corner," "High-Fivin' MF" and "that copacetic song" -- "Bound for the Floor," a track that remains a staple on alternative radio station playlists around the the country two decades later. The band made videos for each of the singles.


    Local H, whose members during this time period were Lucas and original drummer Joe Daniels, toured the U.S. non-stop for two years after As Good As Dead was released, headlining their own small and large club shows; opening for Silverchair in bigger venues and Stone Temple Pilots in even bigger arenas (including Madison Square Garden in New York and Rosemont Horizon in Chicago); and performing to audiences of thousands at radio station festivals across the the country, including 1997's HFStival at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. They toured Australia and played some played some European shows on this album, as well.

    LP 1
    1. Manifest Density Pt. 1
    2. High-Fiving MF
    3. Bound For The Floor
    4. Lovey Dovey
    5. I Saw What You Did And I Know Who You Are
    6. No Problem
    7. Nothing Special


    LP 2
    1. Eddie Vedder
    2. Back In The Day
    3. Freeze-Dried (F)lies
    4. Fritz's Corner
    5. O.K.
    6. Manifest Density Pt. 2

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    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
  • Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies Quick View

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    Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies


    Randomly Mixed Split Color Vinyl



    Reissue of a long out of print LP tribute to the Pixies. Originally released in 1999, this unique compilation brought many key bands of that time together for a tribute to the highly influential Pixies. Each track was hand selected and recorded independently by each band with their unique take on a Pixies track.


    Featuring The Get Up Kids, Braid, Sense Field, SuperDrag, Weezer, Local H, Reel Big Fish, Nada Surf, Promise Ring, and others.



    1. Eve 6 - Allison
    2. The Get Up Kids - Alec Eiffel
    3. Weezer - Velouria
    4. Far - Monkey Gone To Heaven
    5. Braid - Trompe Le Monde
    6. Superdrag - Wave Of Mutilation
    7. Teen Heroes - Manta Ray
    8. Local H - Tame
    9. Reel Big Fish - Gigantic
    10. The Siren Six! - The Holiday Song
    11. Nada Surf - Where Is My Mind?
    12. Promise Ring - Gouge Away
    13. Samiam - Here Comes Your Man
    14. Weston - La La Love You
    15. Sense Field - Caribou
    Various Artists
    $19.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • O T H E R O T H E R Quick View

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    O T H E R

    Folk-pop act Any Kind is comprised of a handful of regulars from the local music scene: three members from This is Me Smiling and one from Inspector Owl, guys who move between bands often enough that it's like Chicago's music scene is their own personal swinger party.


    It's pretty clear from the first listen of their self-titled debut album that these kids have been playing together for a long time. They have a comfortable chemistry, more lo-fi, relaxed, and naturally flowing than what you'll hear from This is Me Smiling. The album's opening track, "Only Gonna Let You Down" is a good example, with sparse and scratchy guitar play, light drumming, and lyrics that follow the train of thought of a wary lover. The act also has a knack for infectious beats, like in "Never Seen Anyone Out There Like You" and "One More."

    - Sarah Cobarrubias (Chicagoist)

    1. Aria
    2. Make You See
    3. Lost Again, I Am
    4. My Brother
    5. Five
    6. Hold Please
    7. Loving You For So Long
    8. Sightseeing
    9. Welcome To The Neighborhood
    10. Creep All Night
    Any Kind
    $17.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • New Normal Catastrophe New Normal Catastrophe Quick View

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    New Normal Catastrophe

    This 5-song 12 EP is blazing fast and intelligent hardcore, 80s style, a la AOF's classic What We Want Is Free EP (1982) & Give Thanks LP (1984). Recorded at Chicago's Million Yen Studios (Cheap Trick, Effigies, Local H, Smoking Popes) on July 4, 2010, these 5 songs show the band members' continuing political involvement and brutal musical chops. This lineup had not written or recorded together since 1985's In This Life LP.


    New Normal Catastrophe was mixed by J. Robbins (of Jawbox & Report Suspicious Activity [a collaboration between J. Robbins and AOF's Vic Bondi]) in Baltimore, MD.


    This 5-song 12 is released in time for the return of the original lineup to the stage at Chicago's annual RIOT FEST from October 6-October 10, 2010. This lineup has not played live together since July 1985!

    1. With A Vengeance
    2. Coming Off The Rails
    3. New Normal Catastrophe
    4. Hammer Song
    5. Brother John
    Articles of Faith
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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