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Kick Out The JamsRanked 294/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Rather than try to capture their legendary on-stage energy in a studio, MC5 opted to record their first album during a live concert at their home base, Detroit's Grande Ballroom, and while some folks who were there have quibbled that Kick Out the Jams isn't the most accurate representation of the band's sound, it's certainly the best of the band's three original albums, and easily beats the many semiauthorized live recordings of MC5 that have emerged in recent years, if only for the clarity of Bruce Botnick's recording.
From Brother J.C. Crawford's rabble-rousing introduction to the final wash on feedback on Starship, Kick Out the Jams is one of the most powerfully energetic live albums ever made; Wayne Kramer and Fred Sonic Smith were a lethal combination on tightly interlocked guitars, bassist Michael Davis and drummer Dennis Thompson were as strong a rhythm section as Detroit ever produced, and Rob Tyner's vocals could actually match the soulful firepower of the musicians, no small accomplishment. Even on the relatively subdued numbers (such as the blues workout Motor City Is Burning), the band sound like they're locked in tight and cooking with gas, while the full-blown rockers (pretty much all of side one) are as gloriously thunderous as anything ever committed to tape; this is an album that refuses to be played quietly. For many years, Detroit was considered the High Energy Rock & Roll Capital of the World, and Kick Out the Jams provided all the evidence anyone might need for the city to hold onto the title.
-AllMusic.com1. Intro/Ramblin' Rose
2. Intro 2/ Kick Out The Jams
3. Come Together
4. Talk/Rocket Reducer No. 62
6. Motor City Is Burning
7. I Want You Right Now
8. Starship$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Back In The USA
Ranked 451/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
"Back In The USA" was the second album by Detroit's legendary MC5 but the first to be recorded in the studio. Originally released in 1970 this album takes a step back from the raw in your face sound of their classic debut "Kick Out The Jams" for a more focused, tighter approach. Their sophomore effort features a fine selection of originals such as "The Human Being Lawnmower", "The American Ruse" and "Shakin' Street" plus choice covers of Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and Chuck Berry's "Back In The USA". A top 500 pick for best albums of all time from NME and Rolling Stone now reissued on 180 gram vinyl from 4 Men With Beards.1. Tutti-Frutti
3. Teenage Lust
4. Let Me Try
5. Looking At You
6. High School
7. Call Me Animal
8. The American Ruse
9. Shakin' Street
10. The Human Being Lawnmower
11. Back In the USA$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
High TimeHigh Time is the second studio album (and third album overall) by MC5, originally released in 1971 by Atlantic Records.1. Sister Anne
2. Baby Won't Ya
3. Miss X
4. Gotta Keep Movin
7. Over and Over
8. Skunk (Sonicly Speaking)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CBGB: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackWATCH OUT! PUNK IS COMING!
By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and the Carpenters were the bestselling
young recording act in America. Rock 'n' roll was dead!
Enter Hilly Kristal, who dreamed of running a country & blues bar in the Bowery. Instead, the club he opened, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, Blues) became
the birthplace of punk and underground music. CBGB was the modern-day salon for the disenfranchised youth of New York City and Kristal gave these
young local bands a stage. Artists such as the Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Ramones, Dead Boys and Television all started at this iconic club.
The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club will be coming to theaters this October when CBGB hits the big screen. The film has an all-star ensemble cast headed by Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series, Die Hard) who plays Kristal. Co-starring with Rickman will be Malin Akerman (The Proposal,Suburgatory), Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy), Ashley Greene (The Twilight series), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Stana Katic (Castle) and
Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series).
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD and naturally, double-LP (with first pressing on translucent
pink vinyl). An essential collection of songs that made the punk movement, CBGB presents twenty slices of original American music, many rarely
compiled or unavailable for years. The soundtrack contains music from influential artists that informed the scene (The Velvet Underground, The Stooges
and MC5), to acts that broke through with huge commercial acclaim (Talking Heads, Blondie and The Police). And there's even music from bands whose
legendary status will forever be linked to the club that gave them a voice (Dead Boys, Television. Wayne County, The Dictators and more).
PUNK IS HERE with CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
This item is not eligible for further discount.1. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
2. Kick Out The Jams (Uncensored Version) - MC5
3. Chatterbox - New York Dolls
4. Soul Twist - Mink DeVille
5. Careful - Television
6. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
7. Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies
8. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
9. Out Of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
10. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
11. All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (Live) - Tuff Darts
12. All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
13. California Sun (Original DEMO) - The Dictators
14. I Got Knocked Down (But I'lL Get Up) - Joey Ramone
15. Get Outa My Way - The Laughing Dogs
16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) - Blondie
17. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
18. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
19. Roxanne - The Police
20. Birds And The Bees - Hilly Kristal$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Hard Stuff
120g Red-Opaque Vinyl
Limited Edition Vinyl Reissue Of The Iconic MC5 Guitartist's First Solo Album, Originally Released In 1995 On Epitaph
Wayne Kramer is a songwriter whose reputation writing music for film and television could very well supplant his legend as one of the world's stellar
guitarists. Wayne was a teenage greaser and leader of the MC5, widely recognized as the prototype for punk rock and heavy metal. In 1969, the MC5
released the incendiary album Kick Out The Jams on Elektra Records. After Elektra dropped them due to "radical antics", they released two albums on
Atlantic: Back In The USA, produced by Bruce Springsteen's manager Jon Landau and the masterpiece High Time. Between world tours, Wayne scored
Gold and The Living Theatre's film production of Paradise Now.
Wayne spent 1976-1978 in Lexington Federal Penitentiary, where he was tutored by fellow inmate Red Rodney, trumpeter for the Charlie Parker Quintet.
It was Red who taught Wayne how to read music and the two formed a prison band. After release, Wayne co- wrote the acclaimed R&B musical The Last
Words of Dutch Schultz with Mick Farren, then joined Don Was' revolutionary acid funk band Was (Not Was) as its original guitarist. Wayne helped define
the band's sound through, of all things, the dance hit "Wheel Me Out". In the 1980s in New York City, Wayne teamed up with infamous Johnny Thunders
for a short-lived, headline grabbing, punk rock group Gang War.
In 1994, Wayne moved to Los Angeles and signed with Epitaph Records. He recorded four records in as many years. He produced the album Full Circle
with provocateur John Sinclair and produced an MC5 retrospective collection for Rhino Records entitled The Big Bang, as well as a hits compilation
Wayne is recognized nearly as often as a vigorous social activist. Along with wife Margaret Saadi Kramer and British singer Billy Bragg, Wayne founded
Jail Guitar Doors USA, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that provides guitars for prisoner rehabilitation. Known as "the loudest charity on
planet earth," JGD-USA launched at Sing Sing Prison in 2009 and has since intervened in over 50 adult and juvenile facilities. Shepard Fairey donated
the charity's logo and board member Adam McKay's company Funny or Die donated the design of its interactive site. Shira Piven and Adam McKay
directed a short film entitled The Beast & The Angel for PBS as part of their new LifeCasters series. It is a film about Wayne and it is currently in
Wayne's brand new album Lexington entered the national jazz charts at #6 in May, 2014. It is the flagship release for the launch of his label Industrial
Moving forward with the past, Wayne is re-releasing the now infamous The Hard Stuff. The Hard Stuff features members of The Melvins, Clawhammer,
Bad Religion and long-time friend/collaborator, UK anarchist Mick Farren. Released in 1995, this album was the best-selling album of Wayne's solo
career. Nearly 20 years later, Wayne's tunes are finally getting out there again to wow old fans and new fans alike!1. Crack in the Universe
2. Junkie Romance
3. Bad Seed
5. Realm of the Pirate Kings
6. Incident on Stock Island
7. Pillar of Fire
8. Hope for Sale
9. Edge of the Switchblade
10. Sharkskin Suit$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
We're All Alright! (Deluxe)Cheap Trick has announced the release of a new album, We're All Alright. Named in tribute to the band's 1978 hit Surrender, the album is the follow-up to last year's Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello, voted the 12th best album of last year by Classic Rock.
The band has also released a new song, Long Time Coming. Its riff bears more than a passing resemblance to The Kinks' classic All Day And All Of The Night, and it features the kind of keyboard motif that underpinned so many of the band's classic hits. It's our interpretation of Slade and MC5 and AC/DC and Aerosmith, Rick Nielson tells Billboard, but they're not steals. It's just, like, all the bands we like.
Y'know, we always write, but it's more fun to write for a project and write for a reason, he says. We have a company (Big Machine Records) that believes in us and they like the work and they're letting us make more records, which is cool. Making records is one of the ambitions we've always had. I don't think the desire has ever gone away.
We're All Alright was co-produced by the band Julian Raymond, and will be available in Standard and Deluxe Editions. The latter including three additional bonus tracks, among them a cover of The Move's 1968 hit Blackberry Way.
(teamrock.com)1. You Got It Going On
2. Long Time Coming
4. Radio Lover
6. Brand New Name On An Old Tattoo
7. Floating Down
8. She's Alright
9. Listen To Me
10. The Rest Of My Life
11. Blackberry Way
12. Like A Fly
13. If You Still Want My Love$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Following 3 studio albums with original material (all available on Music on Vinyl) Rage Against The Machine
offered a tribute to their musical heroes, showing a broad variety in their favourite artists and genres. The
album (rel. 2000) proved to be their latest studio album and includes songs originally made famous by artists
like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, MC5, The Rolling Stones, Cypress
Hill, Devo and Afrika Bambaataa.
Instead of just giving each song the hard-riffing-and-rapping treatment, each song is treated differently,
resulting in a musically varied album. For instance, Renegades of Funk and ´Microphone Fiend´ have never
been rocked so hard before, whereas The Ghost of Tom Joad is Rage Against The Machine more subtle than
youve ever heard before!Side A
Pistol Grip Pump
Kick Out The Jams
Renegades Of Funk
In My Eyes
How I Could Just Kill A Man
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Down On The Street
Street Fighting Man
Maggie's Farm$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Kick Out The Jams! 1966-1970Ranked 294/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Limited edition 12" picture vinyl compilation spanning the critical early years of Detroit's own massively influential proto-punk quintet including "Kick Out The Jams," "Shakin' Street," and more!That Side
1. The American Ruse (1969)
2. Kick Out The Jams (Original Uncensored Version 1968)
3. Shakin' Street (1969)
4. Skunk (Sonically Speaking) (1970)
5. Tutti Frutti (1969)
6. Poison (1970)
7. Gotta Keep Moving (1970)
1. Tonight (1969)
2. Sister Anne (Live with Lemmy 2003 - Bonus Track)
3. I Can Only Give You Everything (1966)
4. I Just Don't Know (1966)
5. Looking At You (Original "A-Square" Single Version 1968)
6. Baby Please Don't Go (Live 1966)$26.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Breakout...!!!Motor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B, influencing rockers from the MC5 to Springsteen. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels shot to fame, propelled by Ryder's sweat-soaked soulful vocals, the piercing, mile-a-minute guitar sting of Jim McCarty, and the piledriver drum attack of Johnny Bee. Sundazed presents the 180 gram vinyl debut of their second album, 1966's Breakout...!!!, in galvanizing mono from the absolute original analog master tape, with original album artwork and liner notes faithfully reproduced and an ultra-rare bonus track!1. Walking The Dog
2. I Had It Made
3. In The Midnight Hour
4. Oo Papa Doo
5. I Like It Like That
6. Any Day Now
7. Little Latin Lupe Lu
8. Devil With A Blue Dress On
9. Shakin' With Linda
10. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
11. You Get Your Kicks
12. I Need Help
13.Breakout$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The New OrderRed Colored Vinyl
Limited edition red vinyl reissue of the first (and only) album by the mythical mid-'70s proto-punk rock project featuring Stooges alumni Ron Asheton and Jimmy Recca with MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson! Features the underground classic "Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers," which has been covered by The Hitmen and The Hellacopters, as well as a special bonus track!1. Lucky Strike
2. Declaration of War
3. Hollywood Holidays
5. I Can't Quit Ya
6. Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers
7. Of Another World
8. 1975 (Bonus Track)$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New York Before The WarJesse Malin returns in the New Year with a brand new album: New York Before The War, preceded by a single, Addicted.
Arriving almost five years on from his last record (2010's Love It to Life), Jesse's artistic ambitions for New York Before the War, were high: he knew he had to make it count. "I wanted to make a record that encompassed everything I've done, since I started with my hardcore band, Heart Attack, when I was twelve or or thirteen through bands like D Generation and then my solo career, but I also wanted to challenge the listeners who have been with me - and challenge myself."
Pared down from close to forty songs, New York Before the War album more than matches that ambition: A soundtrack to a life lived with meaning. "This is an era when music is so disposable," Malin worries. "People talk about the death of the album and even the death of rock & roll. But this is not just a shuffle of songs. There is a cinematic thread, a story."
Sessions for the album began in Virginia, Nashville before moving on to New York, finishing up at the Magic Shop in Soho. Players include such downtown New York all-stars as guitarist Derek Cruz, bassist Catherine Popper and drummer Randy Schrager. Don Dilego produced early sessions for the album in Virginia, and Malin and Cruz co-produced in New York. Brian Thorn, who worked on David Bowie's The Next Day, engineered and mixed the album.
Opening with The Dreamers, a haunting ballad that evokes both the alienation and the sense of deep connection that travel can bring (and very nearly became the album's title track), the album moves on through darker meditations like She's So Dangerous and Bar Life. Elsewhere, taut, upbeat rockers like Freeway (which features a blistering solo by the MC5's Wayne Kramer) and Turn Up the Mains (with Alejandro Escovedo on backing vocals) dictate the pace and Peter Buck contributes a vintage R.E.M.-style guitar part to I Would Do It For You, a tale of personal loyalty filled with longing and an aching sense of conviction.1. The Dreamers
3. Turn Up The Mains
4. Oh Sheena
5. She's So Dangerous
6. The Year That I Was Born
7. Boots of Immigration
9. Bent Up
10. She Don't Love Me Now
11. Death Star
12. I Would Do It For You
13. Bar Life$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King Of The WavesIts been nearly five years since Little Barrie has released new material, but King of the Waves definitively proves that its been absolutely worth the wait. Since 2007, the band has dedicated themselves to honing their musical reputations, doing everything from appearing live with Primal Scream to collaborations with the likes of Morrissey and Mark Ronson.
Guitarist/frontman Barrie Cadogan and bassist/vocalist Lewis Wharton are joined on the album by the new addition of drummer/vocalist Virgil Howe, son of renowned Yes guitarist Steve Howe. The resulting sound produced by the band is as intensely electrifying as one might expect from such a dynamic and in-demand group of individuals. It calls to mind an old school Detroit rock n roll showdown between Link Wray and The Creation, with the MC5 and Motowns best in attendance to cheer both sides, and the omnipresent threat of a killer wave lurking just overhead.
Longtime friend and collaborator Edwyn Collins co-produced the album with Little Barrie, and sings backing vocals on the track Money In Paper. Engineer Sebastian Lewsley also returns on King of the Waves, recorded at Collins West Heath Studios in north London. Available on 180g vinyl in gatefold jacket.1. Surf Hell
2. How Come
3. Does The Halo Rust
4. Precious Pressure
5. King Of The Waves
6. Now We're Nowhere
7. Dream To Live
8. Tip It Over
9. I Can't Wait
10. New Diamond Love
11. Money In Paper$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Radios AppearOriginally released in 1977, Radios Appear is the debut album from one of most important Australian bands of all time. Though they are often lumped in with the punk-rock sound of their contemporaries in London and New York, they actually owe more to the earlier sounds of Detroit, specifically the Stooges and the MC5. Their debut is a scorching piece of snotty rock and roll unparalleled in their country or beyond. Reissued here on 180g vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket and insert.1. TV Eye
2. Murder City Nights
3. Anglo Girl Desire
4. Man With Golden Helmet
5. Descent Into the Maelstrom
6. Monday Morning Gunk
7. Do the Pop
8. Love Kills
9. Hand of Law
10. New Race
$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
The Heart Watches While The Brain BurnsMike Doughty, founder, songwriter, and singer of Soul Coughing, has released 10 solo albums in the 21st Century, including Haughty Melodic, Stellar Motel, and Sad Man Happy Man. He's published a memoir, The Book of Drugs, and creates electro tracks and improvised-music pieces under the pseudonyms UUL and Dubious Luxury. His opera Revelation was staged in conjunction with WNYC, and he's currently writing a second memoir, and writing songs with Wayne Kramer from the MC5.1. Wait! You'll Find a Better Way
2. I Can't Believe I Found You in That Town
4. There Is a Way Out
5. Sad Girl Walking in the Rain
7. You Could Fly
9. Don't Jerk the Wheel
10. Making Me Lay Down
11. Give Me Something
12. The Wild Creatures$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the WhoStars of Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, and Country gather together to pay tribute to one of the most successful and influential bands of all-time, The Who.
Featuring performances by Iggy Pop, The Raveonettes, Sweet, Todd Rundgren, and Gretchen Wilson plus members of The Kinks, Asia, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Cream, King Crimson, MC5, Herman's Hermits, Yes, The Vibrators, The Damned, and more.
Brilliant cover versions of the band's best loved anthems including "Baba O'Riley," "My Generation," "Who Are You," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and lots more.LP1
1. Eminence Front - John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
2. Baba O'Riley - Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
3. I Can See For Miles - Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
4. Love Reign O'er Me - Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
5. My Generation - Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks)
6. The Kids Are Alright - The Raveonettes
7. Won't Get Fooled Again - Sweet
8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
1. I Can't Explain - Iggy Pop
2. Behind Blue Eyes - Pat Travers
3. Magic Bus - Peter Noone (Herman s Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
4. Who Are You - Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
5. Pinball Wizard - Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
6. Squeeze Box - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
7. Bargain - 38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
8. The Seeker - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Radios Appear (Colored Vinyl)Pressed On Red & Black Swirled Vinyl
Deluxe Tip-On Jacket
Originally released in 1977, Radios Appear is the debut album from one of most important Australian bands of all time. Though they are often lumped in with the punk-rock sound of their contemporaries in London and New York, they actually owe more to the earlier sounds of Detroit, specifically the Stooges and the MC5. Their debut is a scorching piece of snotty rock and roll unparalleled in their country or beyond. Reissued here on red & black swirl vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket and insert.1. TV Eye
2. Murder City Nights
3. Anglo Girl Desire
4. Man With Golden Helmet
5. Descent Into the Maelstrom
6. Monday Morning Gunk
7. Do the Pop
8. Love Kills
9. Hand of Law
10. New Race$25.99Colored Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Grand Olympic AuditoriumZack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk formed Rage Against The Machine in 1991 and released their highly successful self-titled debut album in 1992. Their fiercely polemical music against cultural imperialism and government oppression, mixed into a Molotov cocktail of punk, hip hop and thrash was a groundbreaking style.
Live At The Grand Olympic Auditorium is a double LP and contains material of Rage Against The Machine's last two shows recorded in September 2000.
Hits such as Killing In The Name, Bulls On Parade, and Bullet In The Head are even more intense than on the studio albums and the two covers (MC5's Kick Out The Jams and EPMD's I'm Housin') complete this true collector's item that's fetching high prices on Ebay, Discogs etc.
A must-have for all record collectors and RATM-fans alike!LP1
1. Bulls On Parade
2. Bullet In The Head
3. Born Of A Broken Man
4. Killing In The Name
5. Calm Like A Bomb
7. Bomb track
8. War Within A Breath
1. I'm Housin'
2. Sleep Now In The Fire
3. People Of The Sun
4. Guerrilla Radio
5. Kick Out The Jams
6. Know Your Enemy
7. No Shelter
8. Freedom$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Angels Watching Over Me"I was very reluctant to put this stuff out because there's a ton of rootsy cornballs out there doing this kind of stuff and all of them play guitar way better than me. But I think I have something here that doesn't really
sound like anything else. The numbers that bounce really bounce. The numbers that drone really drone. I'm excited about this." -Danny Kroha
As a mainstay on the Detroit music scene for over thirty years, Danny Kroha has consistently pushed himself to reinvention. As founding member of garage legends the Gories, he's influenced countless imitators and poseurs. His axe work with Rocket 455 is the most quintessentially "Detroit" rock and roll this side of the MC5. And his turn as a pastied playgirl in the Demolition Doll Rods proved that even in drag, he was undeniably solid. So with his first full-length release under his own name, it may come as an unexpected turn that he's dealing in classic gospel and folk songs. Playing every instrument himself, spanning guitar, banjo, baritone dulcimer, diddley bow, washtub bass, jug and mouth organ, the end result is a collection of
compelling, timeless traditional songs. Angels Watching Over Me is the real deal, seeming that it could've been recorded at any time over the past 70 years. With this album, Kroha firmly establishes himself as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of a genre in desperate need of someone with his creativity and vision in moving forward the classic American art form.1. Angels Watching Over Me
2. I Want to Live So God Can Use Me
3. Rowdy Blues
4. Holy Ghost Don't Leave Me
5. Take Me Back
6. John Henry
7. Walking Boss
8. Run Little Children
9. The Road is Rough and Rocky
10. Cannonball Blues
11. You Got To Move
13. Before This Time Another Year
14. Jack O'Diamonds
15. Pretty Little Pink
16. Lonesome Valley$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Born A Lionorn a Lion is a fierce mother of an album, fairly exploding with crunching riffs and thunderous rhythms. Sure, the lyrics may be a bit ham-fisted, but with music this aggressive and cocky, that almost seem necessary. Guitarist/vocalist Danko Jones fancies himself a rock & roll outlaw, the illegitimate spawn of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, raised on a steady diet of 1970s hard rock and punk. His bare-bones, knuckle-dragging brand of hard rock is, in fact, mostly about attitude, combining the solid three-chord crunch of AC/DC with the furious MC5-informed attack of Sweden's Hellacopters. He and his cohorts--bassist John Calabrese and drummer Damon Richardson--bully their way through 11 bruising cuts, never pausing for anything more than a brief musical breakdown to let Jones testify (a la the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion). It's a solid formula that they seem unwilling to tamper with much, and why should they? If it works well on the opening Play the Blues, it'll be just as good on the closing Love is Unkind. Yep, above everything else, Born a Lion is a consistent album from start to finish, and while not exactly fresh sounding, for 30-plus minutes it kicks some serious ass. --Adem Tepedelen1. Play The Blues
3. Sound Of Love
5. Soul On Ice
6. Word Is Bond
7. Way To My Heart
8. Caramel City
9. Get Outta Town
10. Suicide Woman
11. Love Is Unkind$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bang Zoom Crazy... HelloCheap Trick is part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock 'n' roll. Frontlined since 1974 by Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar), the Rockford, IL-born band is set to impact still another era with the spectacular new BANG ZOOM CRAZY HELLO, their 17th studio collection and first in more than five years.
Co-produced by Cheap Trick and GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball), songs like "Heart On The Line" and the turbulent first single, "When I Wake Up Tomorrow," are deeply connected to the band's own irrepressible history just as they accelerate their trademark sound and vision into the now. The glorious "Long Time No See Ya" marks another in a long line of salutations spanning "ELO Kiddies" and "Hello There" to "Goodnight" and "Say Goodbye," while the piledriving "Do You Believe Me" showcases dueling solos from Nielsen and six-string icon Wayne Kramer - a milestone meeting of the long established Midwestern mutual appreciation society between Cheap Trick and the mighty MC5. BANG ZOOM CRAZY HELLO prove Cheap Trick to be as energetic and idiosyncratically irresistible as ever before, a callback to their classic canon yet somehow as inventive and exciting as a bunch of crazy kids just coming out of the garage.1. Heart On The Line
2. No Direction Home
3. When I Wake Up Tomorrow
4. Do You Believe Me?
5. Blood Red Lips
6. Sing My Blues Away
7. Roll Me
8. The In Crowd
9. Long Time No See Ya
10. The Sun Never Sets
11. All Strung Out$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MVDR-LON-0312xBirth of Joy
Prisoner"...really freaky and psychedelic, so plan your drug usage accordingly. Not that one needs substances to dig this Dutch trio, whose instrumental makeup - guitar, organ and drums - and sound conjure hazy memories of The Doors, among other '60s greats. The group is already a big deal in France, and with the release of 'Prisoner,' they'll likely turn some heads - and blow some minds - here in the States." - Diffuser.FM
After 97 shows in 2013 all over Europe and USA, Dutch psychedelic rockers BIRTH OF JOY have already proven to be a true live rock sensation! The band is Master in invoking a primal emotion that lays hidden in many of us. The kind of emotion that craves to burst out when you experience something pure, something real, something authentic. Well, these guys are exactly that, they ARE the real deal: sex, drugs and rock&roll! Blood, sweat and... well, mostly alcohol! Influenced by psychedelica, blues and steaming rock&roll this trio takes you back to the good old times of MC5, The Doors and even Pink Floyd. At the same time they introduce a modern twist influenced by stoner, grunge and punk and hence create their own sound! With a drum- player that could be John Bonham's son, an organist that harasses his instrument to death and a singer/guitarist that seems to be the power-incarnation of Jim Morrison, this band is bound to catapult psychedelic rock&roll back into our modern times with an energy you can't resist!
The new album PRISONER was recorded and produced in November 2013 by Joris Wolff (e.g. De Staat, Within Temptation and Mister and Mississippi) and mastered by Brian Lucey (e.g. The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, David Lynch and Dr. John)1. The Sound
2. How it Goes
3. Keep Your Eyes Shut
4. Three Day Road
6. Rock & Roll Show
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What A Way To DieThe archetype for the '60s-era girl group was etched indelibly into stone, like a commandment: three pretty girls with matching outfits and bouffant hairdos would sing, with musical backing supplied by a bunch of guys standing in the shadows. The Quatro sisters shattered that archetype forever with the Pleasure Seekers, an all-girl teenage rock & roll group who played all the instruments themselves and were fully capable of wiping the stage with any male band that crossed their path.
The Quatro girls had been brought up in a musically-minded family, nurtured with classical piano and vocal lessons. As Patti recalls, "By 1964, I had been taking guitar lessons, hanging with musicians in the local music scene. We had seen a Beatles concert, and I was quite dazed and focused at the event, watching the audience cry and scream out of control. It was my epiphany moment, and I was determined to start an all-girl band."
Shortly thereafter, the first lineup of the Pleasure Seekers fell into place with Patti Quatro (lead guitar), Marylou Ball (rhythm guitar), Suzi Quatro (bass), Diane Baker (keyboards), Nan Ball (drums) and vocal duties shared by all. Around the fall of 1965 the girls dared local teen club manager Dave Leone to give them a slot at his popular Hideout Club, claiming they were better than most of the other live bands there. "You're on," responded Leone, "in two weeks. Three songs!"
The Pleasure Seekers were soon a popular feature at the club, honing their skills alongside the likes of the Rationals, the Amboy Dukes and Bob Seger & the Last Heard. "In the beginning, there was a lot of skepticism," remembers Patti, "especially the first night. The boys crowded the stage, the girlfriends pulled them away with laughter, as if 'Girls playing?! Yeah, right!' It was always satisfying to see them be silenced quickly when we began playing. We grew used to seeing slack jaws open in surprise." Next they were asked by Leone to record and release a single on his Hideout label.
That March 1966 release is now regarded as the greatest "girl garage" single of the era: "Never Thought You'd Leave Me" b/w "What a Way to Die." "Dave brought lyrics, and we put the songs together quickly," remembers Patti. "We felt very legit in making this record at a small local studio. Nan was the sexy voice on 'Never Thought You'd Leave Me,' and there was lots of laughter as Marylou added the screams on 'What a Way to Die.'" Suzi Quatro remembers the recording as "very important and memorable."
The Pleasure Seekers were soon in demand in the region, playing teen clubs, parties, colleges and local TV shows. After a series of lineup changes, the band brought in older Quatro sister Arlene (keyboards) and Darline Arnone (drums), the first female drummer sponsored by Slingerland Drums. A short time later, Pami Benford joined-up on guitar and bass (that lineup lasting through most of 1968). "It was a very versatile group," remembers Patti, "with Pami and Suzi sharing bass, and Pami and I sharing lead and rhythm guitars."
"The gender bias was my hot button," recalls Arlene, "along with confidence in our musical abilities. With women musicians dismissed as a novelty, I delighted in watching the audience go from skepticism/ridicule, to shock/cheers." For Suzi, though, this period was where she learned her craft: "I considered myself a musician, and didn't really think about gender too much." Two tracks recorded in 1967, but unissued at the time, "Elevator Express" and "Gotta Get Away," highlight the band's growing musical maturity since their Hideout debut. "Detroit was the best learning ground in the world for musicians," recalls Suzi, "with an amazing energy and creativity that is in every successful artist that has come out of the city." "We were actually one of the earliest Detroit bands traveling the country," adds Patti. "Everyone wanted this unusual all girl band who rocked an entire Motown revue (changing instruments and singers throughout) and an entire Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour revue, as well as covering English bands, acid rock and everything in between."
Signing up with Associated Booking Corporation, the group began making the transition from local to national act. Producer Dick Corby caught the Pleasure Seekers at Trude Heller's in New York's Greenwich Village and signed them to a Mercury Records deal in early 1968. To keep rein on their finances in NYC, Patti recalls, "We booked Arthur's nightclub for a month, staying at the infamous rock Gorham Hotel, recording by day-playing by night." Also in residence were the Who, the Blues Magoos and an assortment of other bands. "Hitting NYC as young teens, it was exciting, scary, fun-all emotions churning," she continues. "We felt we had hit the big time, going from the tiny local Hideout session to the huge Mercury professional studio facility, complete with session people adding strings and other elements."
A single pairing "Good Kind of Hurt" and "Light of Love" was released in April 1968, while a third song, "Locked in Your Love," remained in the can. The group then headed out to the Northwest for a lengthy tour. "The Northwest tour was awesome," remembers Patti. "We were billed with Canned Heat, Boyce & Hart and Merilee Rush, and were held over six weeks to tour with Eric Burdon and the Animals. The Mercury single was out, momentum was surging." Both sides of the single were getting airplay, but ultimately it failed to gain any traction. "Really neither song reflected our own sound," admits Patti. "We rearranged 'Light of Love' for live performance, feeling disconnected to the record, yet realizing we had to play ball with the executives to keep us rolling."
Ultimately Mercury's vision for the Pleasure Seekers clashed rather sharply with the band's vision. "The suits wanted tits and ass," recalls Darline, "wowing Vegas crowds, playing tinkly tunes in lavish costumes." "In that male-dominated music era, we were strictly a novelty, and a high-risk endeavor," adds Patti. "The record executives felt women musicians would fall in love or get pregnant so were not worth investing the time and money. We had to kick down many doors. We were serious musicians, and in it for the right reasons. In the end, we were not happy with a forced direction that Mercury Records had in mind, and ended up leaving the label to rock our music in our own fashion."
After a memorable 1968 Far East tour, playing for wounded returning American soldiers from Vietnam, the Pleasure Seekers (with new drummer Nancy Rogers) returned to a Detroit that was now, in Patti's words, "exploding with heavier sounds. That sparked us to change direction with new ideas we had been exploring. Arlene left the band and we brought in our youngest sister Nancy (vocals). With Suzi's Joplinesque vocals combined with Nancy's wailing 'female Robert Plant' style, we enjoyed a harder edged, 'double-punch' effect."
The last four songs on the album, "White Pig Blues," "Brain Confusion," "Where Have You Gone?" and the atmospheric psychedelic mover "Mr. Power," all date from this 1968-69 period when the Pleasure Seekers were playing the Grande Ballroom alongside the MC5, Alice Cooper, the Stooges, the Amboy Dukes and SRC. With this change in musical direction and the departure of Arlene and Pami, the band forged on as Cradle. Suzi Quatro departed for England in 1971, launching a successful solo career. Patti and Nancy continued with Cradle until 1973 when Patti joined another pioneering female rock group, Fanny.
The Pleasure Seekers reunited recently in April 2012 (minus Suzi) for a well-received show in their hometown, where they were inducted into Detroit's Hall of Fame. "I think all of us Quatro girls are extremely proud of our pioneering days" reflects Patti. "In a renaissance-era of music, we kicked down doors for women to rock heavy. There were key times in our lives of making decisions that may have turned us towards larger fame, but less happiness-depending on your philosophy of such things. The Pleasure Seekers could have been a Las Vegas show act bringing in buckets of money or on Motown, turned very formulaic girlie-soul. But we stayed true to our goals, and I don't think any of us have any regrets of staying our course and playing the music that moved us. It's all been a thrilling ride with great memories."
- Mike & Anja Stax (Ugly Things magazine)1. Intro By DJ The Lord
2. Gotta Get Away
3. Never Thought You'd Leave Me
4. Light Of Love
5. Good Kind Of Hurt
6. What A Way To Die
7. Elevator Express
8. Locked In Your Love
9. White Pig Blues
10. Brain Confusion
11. Where Have You Gone
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Each LP Is Individually Numbered
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Comes In A Single Pocket Silver Foil, Tip-On, Stoughton Sleeve With Brand New Artwork
Includes 2 Of The Band's Early Singles: A Cover Of Them's "I Can Only Give You Everything," And An Early Original, "Looking At You," As Well As The Uncensored Version Of The Legendary Song, "Kick Out The Jams"
The MC5, born out of the ashes of industrial Detroit, recorded only 3 full-length albums and lasted less than a decade but left an indelible stain on the world of Rock & Roll both musically and culturally. Like their Detroit brothers The Stooges, they helped lay the initial groundwork for the punk movement with a simple, hard-driving, high energy, loud and gritty style of Rock that includes elements of garage rock, hard rock, blues and psychedelic rock.
Whether proven or otherwise, they influenced a laundry list of hard rockers such as Bad Brains, Black Flag, the Damned, Circle Jerks, Husker Du, The Melvins, The Dead Kennedys, The New York Dolls, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, the White Stripes and many more. They are widely considered one of the most important and influential hard rock bands of the era.
This limited, numbered, color vinyl, Run Out Groove release is the first legitimate vinyl compilation of the band's Elektra and Atlantic recordings and belongs on every Rock collector's shelf, if not for the sonic music assault then the audacious packaging alone. This record provides a killer ensemble of tracks from their halcyon days, including the original uncensored version of "Kick Out the Jams." Stick alive with the MC5 and f%@! Run Out Groove!1. I Can Only Give You Everything
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