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  • The Cretin Hop The Cretin Hop Quick View

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    The Cretin Hop

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    Previously unreleased on vinyl, this live broadcast features rare performances of Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna Be Sedated, and many more Ramones classics!


    In addition to the main show, seven bonus tracks are included too, all taken from TV broadcasts across the groups career and include cuts from a 1982 TV special, The Tonight Show in 1992 and Letterman Shows in 1991 and 95 respectively.


    Features:




    • 2LP - 1,000 only limited edition on Yellow Vinyl


    LP1
    1. Rockaway Beach
    2. Teenage Lobotomy
    3. Blitzkrieg Bop
    4. I Dont Want You
    5. Go Mental
    6. Gimme Gimme Some Shock Treatment
    7. Rock N Roll High School
    8. I Wanna Be Sedated
    9. I Just Want To Have Something To Do
    10. Bad Brain
    11. Im Against It
    12. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
    13. Havana Affair
    14. Commando
    15. Needles And Pins
    16. Im Affected


    LP2
    1. Surfin Bird
    2. Cretin Hop
    3. Listen To My Heart
    4. California Sun
    5. I Dont Wanna Walk Around With You
    6. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    7. Pinhead
    8. Do You Wanna Dance?
    9. Suzy Is A Headbanger
    10. Lets Dance
    11. Chinese Rocks
    12. Teenage Lobotomy (TV broadcast, San Bernadino, California, 9th Mar 1982)
    13. Pet Semetary (Letterman Show 1991)
    14. Censorshit
    15. Take It As It Comes
    16. I Wanna Be Sedated (Tonight TV Show 1992)
    17. I Dont Wanna Grow Up (Letterman Show 1995)

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  • Condolences (Black & Red Vinyl) Condolences (Black & Red Vinyl) Quick View

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    Condolences (Black & Red Vinyl)

    Pressed On Black & Red Colored Vinyl


    A grimly glamorous ghoul who first slithered from the cobwebbed shadows of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early 90s, WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly established himself as the world's premier purveyor of balls-out horror punk insanity. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, he has been one of rock's most prolific protagonists, spreading his credo of grave-robbing rock 'n' roll and Hallowe'en debauchery around the globe and unleashing a seemingly endless stream of blood-spattered albums and EPs.


    "All my favorite stuff, like KISS and ALICE COOPER and TWISTED SISTER, those guys set the bar pretty high," he states. "I always wanted to do something in the worlds of those bands. That's the blueprint. It had to be as outrageous and crazy as that and I wanted to be on someone's wall one day and have their parents say 'Oh my god, what is that?' The formula's still there from when I started doing it as a kid and started wanting to be in a band. It's just GI Joe and Dracula!"


    After several years of sharpening his creative teeth, WEDNESDAY 13 emerged from the fetid crypt of obscurity with his band FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13, those masters of snotty schlock rock that released an astonishing five studio albums and six EPs between 1996 and 2002. Always the leader of the revolting pack, WEDNESDAY 13 then became a bona fide international rock star as frontman for the MURDERDOLLS, his collaboration with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. The band took the world by storm, with Europe and the UK, in particular, succumbing to the feral charms of 2002 debut album, »Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls«; a raucous eruption of big tunes and bad attitude that noisily redefined the horror punk genre. After MURDERDOLLS went on an extended hiatus in 2004, WEDNESDAY 13 embarked on a widely lauded solo career that again provided him with an outlet for his relentless outpouring of fiendish musical and lyrical ideas. Albums like »Transylvania 90210« (released by Roadrunner in 2005), »Fang Bang« and »Skeletons« all cemented our pallid hero's reputation as the bastard son of ALICE COOPER and THE MISFITS, while his outlaw country project, BOURBON CROW and one-off glam metal vehicle, GUNFIRE 76 proved that he had sufficient versatility to survive outside the graveyard and abattoir.


    MURDERDOLLS reconvened in 2010 for the vicious »Women And Children Last« album and another successful world tour before disappearing once more into the freezing midnight fog, leaving WEDNESDAY to revive his solo career with a few thousand volts of wicked electricity yet more highly praised albums and tours including 2014's scintillating acoustic opus »Undead Unplugged« and the following year's thunderous »Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague«. However, absolutely nothing that WEDNESDAY has created in the past has even touched upon the horrifying potency and allure of his brand new studio album, »Condolences«.


    Frustrated with the arduous process of releasing his own music, our favorite black-hearted freak has thrown himself and his music into a whirling maelstrom of reinvention. The result is not just the heaviest and most authentically disturbing record of the great man's career but also a huge creative leap forward, neatly encapsulated by the new album's simple and direct title.


    "It's more of a serious WEDNESDAY 13 record, I guess," he says. "The campiness has gone and it's taken a darker vibe. It's definitely not in the camp, sleazy world anymore. The band is visually stronger and that's taken things to a new level. Normally my album titles are parodies of something, like »Women And Children Last«, that's a VAN HALEN album title gone wrong! (laughs) So I wanted to make sure that this record came across as a brand new version of WEDNESDAY 13."


    In musical terms, »Condolences« showcases WEDNESDAY's growing obsession with the world of heavy metal and its endless possibilities for exploring tales of horror and violence. Produced by renowned studio guru Zeuss, new songs like anthemic first single 'What The Night Brings' and the pile-driving 'Blood Sick' still exhibit a dash of B-movie weirdness and are full of WEDNESDAY's trademark twisted lyrics, but where previous albums were rooted in the worlds of punk rock and glam metal, »Condolences« is a full-on modern metal record with gigantic balls and the attitude to match. From the glowering menace of 'Good Riddance' to the grandiose hellishness of the album's 7-minute title track, it's living, breathing, murdering proof that the WEDNESDAY 13 of 2017 means business. And business is mean.


    "The punk rock vibe has left the building and it's become a full-on metal vibe," WEDNESDAY agrees. "I've been the horror-punk guy for years, but this is horror metal. It's just evolution. Over the last ten years, I've become a metalhead for the most part. That second MURDERDOLLS record just amped the whole thing up, and the guys in the band have influenced me with so much other stuff. It's not just me with my SEX PISTOLS, ALICE COOPER and RAMONES records anymore! (laughs) Now I've got my band incorporating everything from death metal to rock'n'roll. It's all across the boards. There are no rules. We can do whatever we want, whatever fits."


    Manifestly the strongest, heaviest and most individual album of his lengthy career, »Condolences« promises to push WEDNESDAY 13 into heavy music's upper echelons once again. With determined plans to tour relentlessly in support of the new record, the future is looking dark, dangerous, exhilarating and wildly, unapologetically theatrical.


    "It's non-stop touring once the record comes out," WEDNESDAY concludes. "We just did our first video for 'What The Night Brings' and the visuals are really cool. I've incorporated a lot of stuff I've been doing live, like this devil character I've been transforming into at shows, and that got worked in. We're taking the music, the imagery and the entire stage show up a level. It's gonna be a full-on theatrical stage production, so I'll be busy as fuck on stage! I've been doing this shit for so many years, I started thinking 'How can I make this fun again?' (laughs)"

    1. Last Rites
    2. What The Night Brings
    3. Cadaverous
    4. Blood Sick
    5. Good Riddance
    6. You Breathe, I Kill
    7. Omen Amen
    8. Cruel To You
    9. Eulogy XIII
    10. Prey For Me
    11. Lonesome Road To Hell
    12. Condolences
    13. Death Infinity
    Wednesday 13
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  • Rocket To Russia (40th Anniversary Deluxe) (Pre-Order) Rocket To Russia (40th Anniversary Deluxe) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Rocket To Russia (40th Anniversary Deluxe) (Pre-Order)

    Ranked 105/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



    Features New 40th Anniversary 'Tracking Mix' By Original Rocket To Russia Engineer/Mixer Ed Stasium


    Limited To 15,000 Copies


    Rhino will continue their Ramones archive releases with a 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of the band's third album, Rocket to Russia.


    The 1977 album is reissued as a 3CD+LP set and features two mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary 'Tracking Mix' by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The latter provides a 'back-to-basics' version of the album, and has a different track listing from the 1977 original. Stasium explains things in the sleeve notes: "When putting together this new Tracking Mix, I decided to include the versions of 'I Don't Care' and 'It's A Long Way Back to Germany,' since they were recorded during the Rocket To Russia sessions at Mediasound, and are completely different takes that have never been heard before. Sheena has been omitted, as it was recorded in a totally different session a few months prior, in-between the Leave Home and Rocket To Russia albums." Both of these are squeezed onto the first CD.


    The second CD contains 24 rare and unreleased recordings including rough mixes from sessions at Mediasound and The Power Station. There's also an early version of Needles And Pins (with Tommy on drums), the B-side single mix of Babysitter, an alternate version of It's A Long Way Back To Germany with Dee Dee on vocals and more.


    The final CD includes a complete unreleased concert included on the third disc. The gig is from 19 Dember 1977 at the Apollo Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. This has been newly mixed from the multi-track tapes by Ed Stasium.


    The fourth disc is a vinyl LP which actually features the tracking mix, not the original album.


    As with previous sets this comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book and will be limited to 15,000 copies. The pages in the book feature stories about the band by Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, details about making the album by Stasium, and extensive liner notes by Jaan Uhelszki.

    Disc One: Original Album

    Remastered Original Mixes


    1. Cretin Hop

    2. Rockaway Beach

    3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    4. Locket Love

    5. I Don't Care

    6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

    7. We're A Happy Family

    8. Teenage Lobotomy

    9. Do You Wanna Dance?

    10. I Wanna Be Well

    11. I Can't Give You Anything

    12. Ramona

    13. Surfin' Bird

    14. Why Is It Always This Way?

    40th Anniversary Tracking Mix

    15. Cretin Hop

    16. Rockaway Beach

    17. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    18. Locket Love

    19. I Don't Care - Version 2

    20. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - Version 1

    21. We're A Happy Family

    22. Teenage Lobotomy

    23. Do You Wanna Dance?

    24. I Wanna Be Well

    25. I Can't Give You Anything

    26. Ramona

    27. Surfin' Bird

    28. Why Is It Always This Way?


    Disc Two: Bonus Material
    Mediasound/Power Station Rough Mixes


    1. Why Is It Always This Way? - Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics *

    2. Rockaway Beach - Power Station Rough *

    3. I Wanna Be Well - Power Station Rough *

    4. Locket Love - Power Station Rough *

    5. I Can't Give You Anything - Power Station Rough *

    6. Cretin Hop - Power Station Rough *

    7. Happy Family - Power Station Rough *

    8. Ramona - Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics *

    9. Do You Wanna Dance? - Mediasound Rough *

    10. Teenage Lobotomy - Mediasound Rough *

    11. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Mediasound Rough *

    12. I Don't Care - Version 2, Mediasound Rough *

    40th Anniversary Extras

    13. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Acoustic Version *

    14. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - Version 1-Dee Dee Vocal *

    15. Ramona - Sweet Little Ramona Pop Mix *

    16. Surfin' Bird - Alternate Vocal *

    17. Teenage Lobotomy - Backing Track *

    18. We're A Happy Family - At Home With The Family *

    19. Cretin Hop - Backing Track *

    20. Needles And Pins - Demo Version *

    21. Babysitter - B-Side Version

    22. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - B-Side Version

    23. Joey RTR Radio Spot Promo *

    24. We're A Happy Family - Joey & Dee Dee Dialogue *


    Disc Three: Live at Apollo Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (December 19, 1977)

    1. Rockaway Beach *

    2. Teenage Lobotomy *

    3. Blitzkrieg Bop *

    4. I Wanna Be Well *

    5. Glad To See You Go *

    6. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment *

    7. You're Gonna Kill That Girl *

    8. I Don't Care *

    9. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker *

    10. Carbona Not Glue *

    11. Commando *

    12. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow *

    13. Surfin' Bird *

    14. Cretin Hop *

    15. Listen To My Heart *

    16. California Sun *

    17. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You *

    18. Pinhead *

    19. Do You Wanna Dance? *

    20. Chain Saw *

    21. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World *

    22. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy *

    23. Judy Is A Punk *

    24. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue *

    25. We're A Happy Family *


    LP: 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix

    1. Cretin Hop

    2. Rockaway Beach

    3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    4. Locket Love

    5. I Don't Care - Version 2

    6. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - Version 1

    7. We're A Happy Family

    8. Teenage Lobotomy

    9. Do You Wanna Dance?

    10. I Wanna Be Well

    11. I Can't Give You Anything

    12. Ramona

    13. Surfin' Bird

    14. "Why Is It Always This Way?


    * Previously Unreleased

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  • End Of The Century End Of The Century Quick View

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    End Of The Century

    The fifth studio album by the American punk rock band The Ramones. It was released on February 4, 1980 and was produced by Phil Spector. After Spector became interested in the band, he offered to produce their next record. Vocalist Joey Ramone was an avid fan of Spector's early work, including albums by many girl groups and Let It Be by The Beatles. As an attempt at a Top 40 record and mainstream acceptance, the songs are more produced and longer in duration, averaging around three minutes.
    1. Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio?
    2. Im Affected
    3. Danny Says
    4. Chinese Rock
    5. The Return Of Jackie And Judy
    6. Lets Go
    7. Baby, I Love You
    8. I Cant Make It On Time
    9. This Aint Havana
    10. Rock N Roll High School
    11. All The Way
    12. High Risk Insurance
    Ramones
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  • Last Chance To Dance Last Chance To Dance Quick View

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    Last Chance To Dance

    While Fat has a long history of bands influenced BY the Ramones (Chixdiggit!, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Screeching Weasel), releasing an album FROM an actual Ramone is a first and a true honor. Last Chance to Dance is CJ Ramone's second solo album and was recorded with the stellar backing band of Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (Social Distortion). With a sound and style true to the Ramones, CJ has created a positively infectious punk rock record. Sometimes you just "need a Ramones fix," the expression goes, and CJ Ramone's Last Chance to Dance satisfies that craving in spades. And now, a word from the man himself, CJ RAMONE:


    Hey kids CJ Ramone here. My new record Last Chance to Dance is coming out November 25th!!! It's 12 tracks of everything you'd expect from a CJ Ramone record. Hard chargin' and vicious with some sweet melodies to smooth out the edges. Keep an eye for dates for our 2015 World Tour. See y'all on the big road.

    -CJ

    1. Understand Me?
    2. Won't Stop Swinging
    3. One More Chance
    4. Carry Me Away
    5. 'Til The End
    6. Long Way To Go
    7. Mr. Kalashnikov
    8. Pitstop
    9. Grunt
    10. You Own Me
    11. Last Chance To Dance
    12. Cluster Fuck
    CJ Ramone
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  • Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    Ranked 33/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



    180 Gram Vinyl Is A Previously Unreleased Mono Mix, Newly Remastered By Original Album Producer Craig Leon


    Includes 12x12 Hardcover Book


    'Limited Edition' Of 19,760 Individually Numbered Copies (Nod To Year Of Release)


    Warners/Rhino will mark the recent 40th anniversary of the Ramones 1976 self-titled debut with a four-disc deluxe edition.


    The "Greatest Punk Album Of All Time" (to use the words of Rolling Stone) is brief - it only runs for 29 minutes - but its impact was enormous both in terms of the early punk scene on both sides of the Atlantic and in subsequent decades for countless other artists.


    This new deluxe edition features on disc one, the stereo mix and a previously unreleased mono mix of the album, newly remastered by original album producer Craig Leon, who recalls, "We had an idea to record at Abbey Road and do both a mono and stereo version of the album, which was unheard of at the time. I'm thrilled that now, 40 years later, we followed through on that original idea."


    The anniversary edition's second disc spotlights single mixes, outtakes, and demos. Of the 18 tracks selected, eight of them have never been released, including demos for I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, 53rd and 3rd, and Loudmouth.


    The third and final CD captures the band performing two full sets live at The Roxy in West Hollywood on August 12, 1976, with the evening's second set making its debut here. The set is completed by the unheard mono mix pressed onto a vinyl LP.


    This set comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book which features production notes about the recording of the album by producer Craig Leon, an essay looking back on the Ramones' early days by journalist Mitchell Cohen, along with additional pictures taken by Roberta Bayley, who took the iconic album cover photo. With a nod to the year of release, this Ramones deluxe is a 'limited edition' of 19,760 individually numbered copies.

    40th Anniversary Mono Mix LP
    1. Blitzkrieg Bop*
    2. Beat On The Brat*
    3. Judy Is A Punk*
    4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
    5. Chain Saw*
    6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
    7. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement*
    8. Loudmouth*
    9. Havana Affair*
    10. Listen To My Heart*
    11. 53rd & 3rd*
    12. Let's Dance*
    13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You*
    14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*


    CD 1
    Original Album Stereo Version:
    1. Blitzkrieg Bop
    2. Beat On The Brat
    3. Judy Is A Punk
    4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
    5. Chain Saw
    6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
    7. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
    8. Loudmouth
    9. Havana Affair
    10. Listen To My Heart
    11. 53rd & 3rd
    12. Let's Dance
    13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World


    Original Album 40th Anniversary Mono Mix:
    15. Blitzkrieg Bop*
    16. Beat On The Brat*
    17. Judy Is A Punk*
    18. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
    19. Chain Saw*
    20. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
    21. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement*
    22. Loudmouth*
    23. Havana Affair*
    24. Listen To My Heart*
    25. 53rd & 3rd*
    26. Let's Dance*
    27. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You*
    28. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*


    CD 2: Single Mixes, Outtakes, and Demos
    1. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Stereo Single Version)
    2. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Mono Single Version)
    3. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Stereo Single Version)
    4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Mono Single Version)
    5. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Original Uncensored Vocals)*
    6. I Don't Care (Demo)
    7. 53rd & 3rd (Demo)*
    8. Loudmouth (Demo)*
    9. Chain Saw (Demo)*
    10. You Never Should Have Opened That Door (Demo)
    11. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Demo)*
    12. I Can't Be (Demo)
    13. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Demo)*
    14. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (Demo)*
    15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Demo)
    16. I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed (Demo)
    17. You're Gonna Kill That Girl (Demo)*
    18. What's Your Name (Demo)


    CD 3: Live at The Roxy (8/12/76)
    Set One
    1. Loudmouth
    2. Beat On The Brat
    3. Blitzkrieg Bop
    4. I Remember You
    5. Glad To See You Go
    6. Chain Saw
    7. 53rd & 3rd
    8. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
    9. Havana Affair
    10. Listen To My Heart
    11. California Sun
    12. Judy Is A Punk
    13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
    16. Let's Dance


    Set Two
    17. Loudmouth*
    18. Beat On The Brat*
    19. Blitzkrieg Bop*
    20. I Remember You*
    21. Glad To See You Go*
    22. Chain Saw*
    23. 53rd & 3rd*
    24. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
    25. Havana Affair*
    26. Listen To My Heart*
    27. California Sun*
    28. Judy Is A Punk*
    29. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You*
    30. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*
    31. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
    32. Let's Dance*


    * Previously Unreleased

    Ramones
    $64.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono + 3 CD - Sealed Buy Now
  • Leave Home (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Leave Home (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Leave Home (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    3xCD/1 Vinyl LP Deluxe Edition Features New 40th Anniversary Mix By Album Engineer/Mixer Ed Stasium

    Also Includes A Newly Remastered Version Of The Original Mix, Rarities, And Unreleased Studio And Live Recordings

    Includes 12x12 Hardcover Book

    Limited Edition Of 15,000 Individually Numbered Copies

    Following the success of last year's 40th-anniversary edition of the Ramones' debut album comes a deluxe version of the group's follow-up, Leave Home. Originally released in January 1977, this 30-minute opus of buzzsaw rock introduced fans to classics like "Pinhead" "California Sun," and "Swallow My Pride."

    To celebrate the album's indelible legacy, Rhino will release the 3xCD/1 Vinyl LP LEAVE HOME: 40th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION. It contains two different mixes of the album, a remastered version of the original and a new 40th-anniversary mix by original Leave Home album engineer/mixer Ed Stasium, along with a treasure trove of unheard recordings, and an unreleased live show recorded in 1977 at CBGB's.

    The deluxe edition will be produced in a limited and numbered edition of 15,000 copies worldwide and comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book. In addition to the music, the set also features stories about the band by legendary former manager Danny Fields, as told to renowned music scribe Michael Azerrad, as well as details about making the album by Stasium.

    The first disc features two different mixes of Leave Home, opening with a remastered version of the original stereo mix. The highlight is the new 40th-anniversary mix of the full album, created by Stasium from the original multi-track tapes, and designed to better reflect the Ramones' raw power and beef up the sound. In the set's liner notes he writes: "Generally, the consensus was [the original] maybe sounded too clean, the guitars panned completely left-right detracted from the band's foreboding presence, and the reverb effects especially were a little excessive." The new 40th-anniversary mix is also featured on the LP that accompanies this deluxe edition.

    The second disc is overflowing with more than two dozen rare and unreleased recordings. It begins with rough mixes for 15 tracks recorded for Leave Home at Sundragon studio in New York. Most are missing elements that had yet to be recorded, offering a fascinating insight into the band's recording process and the development of the album. Also included are "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" and "Babysitter," both of which served as replacement songs on the US and UK versions of the album, respectively, when the band removed "Carbona Not Glue" from the track list shortly after initial release. The disc concludes with a combination of 18 alternate mixes and instrumental versions of all tracks from the album.

    The final disc features an unreleased recording of the band's concert at CBGB's on April 2, 1977. The show took place a few months after Leave Home was released and includes live performances of album tracks like "Suzy Is A Headbanger," "Oh Oh I Love Her So," and "Babysitter," the latter of which was only performed live a handful of times, along with classics like "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue."

    LP: 40th Anniversary Mix
    1. Glad To See You Go
    2. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    3. I Remember You
    4. Oh Oh I Love Her So
    5. Carbona Not Glue
    6. Suzy Is A Headbanger
    7. Pinhead
    8. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
    9. Swallow My Pride
    10. What's Your Game
    11. California Sun
    12. Commando
    13. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    14. You Should Have Never Opened That Door


    CD 1: Original Album / Remastered Original Mix
    1. Glad To See You Go
    2. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    3. I Remember You
    4. Oh Oh I Love Her So
    5. Carbona Not Glue
    6. Suzy Is A Headbanger
    7. Pinhead
    8. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
    9. Swallow My Pride
    10. What's Your Game
    11. California Sun
    12. Commando
    13. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    14. You Should Have Never Opened That Door
    40th Anniversary Mix
    15. Glad To See You Go
    16. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    17. I Remember You
    18. Oh Oh I Love Her So
    19. Carbona Not Glue
    20. Suzy Is A Headbanger
    21. Pinhead
    22. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
    23. Swallow My Pride
    24. What's Your Game
    25. California Sun
    26. Commando
    27. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    28. You Should Have Never Opened That Door


    CD 2: Bonus Material
    Sundragon Rough Mixes
    1. Glad To See You Go*
    2. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment*
    3. I Remember You*
    4. Oh Oh I Love Her So*
    5. Carbona Not Glue*
    6. Suzy Is A Headbanger*
    7. Pinhead*
    8. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy*
    9. Swallow My Pride*
    10. What's Your Game*
    11. California Sun*
    12. Commando*
    13. You're Gonna Kill That Girl*
    14. You Should Have Never Opened That Door*
    15. Babysitter*
    40th Anniversary Extras
    16. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Single Version)
    17. I Don't Care (B-Side Version)
    18. Babysitter (UK Album Version)
    19. Glad To See You Go (BubbleGum Mix)*
    20. I Remember You (Instrumental)*
    21. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (Forest Hills Mix)*
    22. Oh Oh I Love Her So(Soda Machine Mix)*
    23. Carbona Not Glue (Queens Mix)*
    24. Suzy Is A Headbanger (Geek Mix)*
    25. Pinhead (Psychedelic Mix)*
    26. Pinhead (Oo-Oo-Gabba-UhUh Mix)*
    27. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy (Bowery Mix)*
    28. Swallow My Pride (Instrumental)*
    29. What's Your Game (Sane Mix)*
    30. California Sun (Instrumental)*
    31. Commando (TV Track)*
    32. You're Gonna Kill That Girl (Doo Wop Mix)*
    33. You Should Have Never Opened That Door (Mama Mix)*


    CD 3: Live At CBGB's April 2, 1977
    1. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement*
    2. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
    3. Blitzkrieg Bop*
    4. Swallow My Pride*
    5. Suzy Is A Headbanger*
    6. Teenage Lobotomy*
    7. 53rd & 3rd*
    8. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy*
    9. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker*
    10. Let's Dance*
    11. Babysitter*
    12. Havana Affair*
    13. Listen To My Heart*
    14. Oh Oh I Love Her So*
    15. California Sun*
    16. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You*
    17. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*
    18. Judy Is A Punk*
    19. Pinhead*


    * Previously Unreleased

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    Live At German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978

    On September 13th, 1978, the RAMONES were guests in the tv-studios of Radio Bremen. It was the first tv-appearance of the band in Europe at all. For the at that time successful tv-series MUSIKLADEN they played 25 titles in about 50 minutes and left an ecstatic audience. Here is this unbelievable appearance - unabridged with all encores for the first time on vinyl & DVD. For the band it must have been quite a shock when they entered the stage at the tv-studio of Radio Bremen. Although the slightly ragged backdrop of MUSIKLADEN was okay to Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and Marky Ramone, this was not valid to the main group of the audience. Joerg Sonntag, today director and editor, former assistant of Mike Leckebusch, remembers in an interview (bonus-title on the dvd) that the night before the concert he strolled around the bars and pubs of Bremen and gave away free tickets. The RAMONES performed songs mostly compounded out of their first two studio albums. Finally they succeeded to leave an overwhelmed audience. For the american punk legends this first tv-appearance not only meant hardest work but also the final breakthrough in Europe.
    Rockaway Beach
    Teenage Lobotomy
    Blitzkrieg Bop
    I Don't Want You
    Go Mental
    Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    Don't Come Close
    I Don't Care
    She's The One
    Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
    Havana Affair
    Commando
    Needles & Pins
    Surfin' Bird
    Cretin Hop
    Listen To My Heart
    California Sun
    I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    Pinhead
    Do You Wanna Dance
    Judy Is A Punk
    Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
    We Are A Happy Family
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    Old Ramon

    Old Ramon, the sixth Red House Painters album, recorded in the
    fall of 1997 through the spring of 1998, was intended for release
    that summer. But the mega-major label merger catastrophe that
    left hundreds of bands homeless spared few. Red House Painters
    looked for a brief moment like survivors, but subsequent delays
    eventually turned into permanent layoff. Old Ramon sat in limbo
    and grew into legend as another great, lost album only the
    privileged few would ever properly hear. They've unintentionally
    put the wait back into the term "long-awaited."


    Singer Mark Kozelek kept busy with a series of other projects. He
    served as producer for Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver.
    As archivist for the 4AD Red House Painters Retrospective album,
    assembling rarities and live tracks. As solo artist with several
    tracks on the Shanti Project album, and two albums Rock 'n' Roll
    Singer and What's Next to the Moon, a collection of AC/DC songs
    reinterpreted. As live performer, touring the United States, United
    Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and his first ever shows in South Korea.
    As film scorer for the independent film Last Ball. And, finally, as
    actor in Cameron Crowe's critically acclaimed Almost Famous.


    But while playing a musician in a movie-Kozelek appears as the
    bassist of Stillwater in Almost Famous-was an exciting diversion,
    it also pointed out the absurdity and irony of the situation. He'd
    been writing and performing his own music since the 1980s, with
    Red House Painters since the early 1990s. He was a musician, not
    just someone who might play one on TV.


    With Old Ramon sitting on the shelf, it was like reading a book
    with a chapter missing. Kozelek had written most of the album
    throughout 1996 and 1997. There were "Between Days" and
    "Wop-a-din-din," written during the months he stayed in Oaxaca,
    Mexico about his time there and his cat waiting at home in San
    Francisco; "Cruiser" written on an airplane ride from Los Angeles
    to San Francisco about a friend he'd met during the John Cale
    tour; and "Golden," a song in tribute to John Denver, written and
    recorded in a single day during December of 1997, just a few
    months after Denver's tragic death. "Michigan" and "River" had
    been road-tested on the band's previous tour.


    The album, in fact, had come together with a good feeling, reuniting
    the band with their old friend and engineer Billy Anderson,
    who'd worked on their earlier records Down Colorful Hill and the
    two self-titled releases (Rollercoaster and Bridge by their covers).
    Sessions in San Francisco, Mendocino, California and Austin,
    Texas resulted in several hours' worth of music being recorded.
    The band had spread out and worked up various arrangements for
    a majority of the tunes. Sadly, a twenty-minute version of "Michigan"
    fell to the cutting room floor.


    But the ten songs packed onto Old Ramon (the title comes from a
    Spanish children's book that caught Kozelek's fancy) well
    represent the band that will take to the road for the first time in
    several years with extensive touring throughout the United States
    and Europe. Once freed from their major label commitments,
    reputable independent labels bid for the band's services. This,
    however, is the album exactly as it was intended-untouched-three
    years to the month of its completion. Good news:
    The wait is officially over.

    1. Wop-A-Din-Din
    2. Byrd Joel
    3. Void
    4. Between Days
    5. Cruiser
    6. Michigan
    7. River
    8. Smokey
    9. Golden
    10. Kavita
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    Ramones: Live On Air

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    Collection of live performances from American punk rock band the Ramones. The footage was recorded between 1978 and 1988 in America, France and Finland. Among the songs featured are 'Rock 'n' Roll High School', 'Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy' and 'Sheena Is a Punk Rocker'.

    1. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    2. Sheena Is A Punkrocker
    3. Habana Affair
    4. Cretin Hop
    5. Listen To My Heart
    6. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    7. Pinhead
    8. Do You Wanna Dance
    9. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
    10. Rock And Roll High School
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    The Muffs (Colored Vinyl)

    140 Gram Green Colored Vinyl

    Limited To 500

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Pallas In Germany

    The Muffs erupted onto the California music scene in the early 90s and debuted their first, self-titled album in May 1993. The High-energy quartet features Ramones-style power-chords combined with the punk power pop of Blondie. The album includes such gems as radio hit Lucky Guy and Angry Samoans cover Stupid Jerk. Drastic Plastic presents this sweet and snarky album for the first time on vinyl!

    1. Lucky Guy
    2. Saying Goodbye
    3. Everywhere I Go
    4. Better Than Me
    5. From Your Girl
    6. Not Like Me
    7. Baby Go Round
    8. North Pole
    9. Big Mouth
    10. Every Single Thing
    11. Don't Waste Another Day
    12. Stupid Jerk
    13. Another Day
    14. Eye To Eye
    15. I Need You
    16. All For Nothing
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    American Beauty

    American Beauty is the newest full-length from former RAMONES bassist CJ Ramone.
    1. Let's Go
    2. Yeah Yeah Yeah
    3. You'll Never Make Me Believe
    4. Before the Lights Go Out
    5. Girlfriend In a Graveyard
    6. Tommy's Gone
    7. Run Around
    8. Steady As She Goes
    9. Without You
    10. Be a Good Girl
    11. Moral to the Story
    12. Pony
    CJ Ramone
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    The Muffs (180 Gram) (Pre-Order)

    180 Gram Black Vinyl

    Limited To 500

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Pallas In Germany

    The Muffs erupted onto the California music scene in the early 90s and debuted their first, self-titled album in May 1993. The High-energy quartet features Ramones-style power-chords combined with the punk power pop of Blondie. The album includes such gems as radio hit Lucky Guy and Angry Samoans cover Stupid Jerk. Drastic Plastic presents this sweet and snarky album for the first time on vinyl!

    1. Lucky Guy
    2. Saying Goodbye
    3. Everywhere I Go
    4. Better Than Me
    5. From Your Girl
    6. Not Like Me
    7. Baby Go Round
    8. North Pole
    9. Big Mouth
    10. Every Single Thing
    11. Don't Waste Another Day
    12. Stupid Jerk
    13. Another Day
    14. Eye To Eye
    15. I Need You
    16. All For Nothing
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    It's Alive

    One of the greatest live albums of all time, It's Alive captures the Ramones at their absolute peak. Recorded at London's Rainbow Theater on New Year's Eve 1977, the album contains songs (every one a classic) from the band's landmark first three albums: Ramones, Ramones Leave Home, and Rocket to Russia performed at breakneck speed in under an hour. In fact, the band only pauses long enough for bassist Dee Dee to count off the next tune -- one-two-three-four! -- and for singer Joey to complain about some bad chicken vindaloo. It has often been said that the Ramones helped save rock & roll by making it fun again -- It's Alive is the perfect case in point. Long live the Ramones!

    - Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music)
    LP1
    1. Rockaway Beach
    2. Teenage Lobotomy
    3. Blitzkrieg Bop
    4. I Wanna Be Well
    5. Glad To See You Go
    6. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    7. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
    8. I Don't Care
    9. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
    10. Havana Affair
    11. Commando
    12. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    13. Surfin' Bird
    14. Cretin Hop


    LP2
    1. Listen To My Heart
    2. California Sun
    3. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    4. Pinhead
    5. Do You Wanna Dance
    6. Chainsaw
    7. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    8. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
    9. Judy Is A Punk
    10. Suzy Is A Headbanger
    11. Let's Dance
    12. Oh Oh I Love Her So
    13. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue

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    Pinheads In Buenos Aires

    Pressed On 140 Gram Clear Vinyl


    Live At River Plate Stadium - Buenos Aires, Brazil - March 16th, 1996


    On 16th March 1996, the Ramones played a farewell concert to 45,000 fans in Buenos Aires in what had been initially planned as the final show of their storied 20-year career. The River Plate Stadium, home to one of South America's most famous football clubs, had filled to the brim, while none other than Iggy Pop played as the opening act before the Ramones took to the stage. The band returned to the States on the Lollapolooza bill, playing their last show in Los Angeles on 6th August 1996. Nonetheless, they had built such a fiercely dedicated fan base down south that they had become, as branded by a major Buenos Aires daily paper, The Argentine Punk Band, "La Banda Punk Argentina."

    LP 1
    1. Intro / Durango
    2. Teenage Lobotomy
    3. Psycho Therapy
    4. Blitzkreig Bop
    5. Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio?
    6. I Believe In Miracles
    7. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
    8. Rock N Roll High School
    9. I Wanna Be Sedated
    10. Spiderman
    11. The KKK Took My Baby Away
    12. I Don't Want To Grow Up
    13. I Just Want To Have Something To Do
    14. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
    15. Rockaway Beach
    16. Pet Sematary
    17. Strength To Endure


    LP 2
    1. Cretin Family
    2. Do You Wanna Dance?
    3. Somebody Put Something In My Drink
    4. Surfin' Bird
    5. Wart Hog
    6. Cretin Hop
    7. R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
    8. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    9. Pinhead
    10. The Crusher
    11. Poison Heart
    12. We're A Happy Family
    13. My Back Pages
    14. 53rd & 3rd
    15. Beat On The Brat
    16. Chinese Rock
    17. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

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    The Grinding Wheel (Yellow And Black Vinyl)

    Pressed On Yellow And Black Vinyl

    Armed with pioneering pure metal proposals like Death Rider, The Beast Within, and Raise The Dead already in 1982, New Jersey's Overkill were a rock-solid part of the first clutch of bands forging in fire this music known as thrash metal. Along with Metallica, Exodus, Slayer and cross-town doppelgangers Anthrax, D.D. Verni and Bobby Blitz Ellsworth were helping to create a new form of metal that is still as vibrant today as when the band's first album, Feel the Fire was issued by Jonny Zazula's Megaforce Records back in the spring of '85.

    Witness Overkill's 18th album of blistering yet precise and thought-provoking thrash magic, The Grinding Wheel, a record on which thrash's ultimate team of five machined parts shows up and executes to perfection with a little punk thrown in for bad measure.

    But a life dedicated to metal can be a grind, hence the title of this sparks-a-flyin' record. It just makes sense for us, reflects D.D. If you've been making metal for almost 40 years like we have, it can be a grind. But we also liked the old school metal idea of referencing Grinder, the Judas Priest song, which suits the album because it has classic metal parts on it as well as the thrash parts. There's a blue collar feel to that title too, and that's how we approach Overkill. The guitar case is basically a lunchbox and we go to work.

    One of the principles-if not characteristics-of the band is that it's been grinding through for long, long periods of time, seconds Blitz. Decades to this point. And not necessarily with huge gains with regards to popularity, but for sure, with huge gains in as much as we can earn a living while doing the kind of music that we want. And so the idea of grinding it out over the decades became a device for writing the album, whether it would be riffs or lyrics.

    Despite, as D.D. says, the album's classic metal references (such as Black Sabbath in Come Heavy and Iron Maiden in The Long Road and the epic and cinematic title track), when the band gets up a full head of thrash steam, they bring to the party a trademark punk aesthetic, forged from trips on the train to CBGB and Max's Kansas City to witness original punk legends such as The Damned and The Dead Boys.

    Punk is huge for Overkill, confirms Verni. And it's something we very specifically brought back to the band in a sort of second wave, beginning with Ironbound in 2010 and then The Electric Age and White Devil Armory. I know from my end, it came from talking to the band and talking to fans. We had some of those metal records in the middle of our career where I wasn't paying enough attention to the punk rock vibe of the band. But just before we started writing Ironbound, I was very specific about getting back into that mentality, picking up on that energy again. You're not going to hear any Green Day or Ramones in us, but the energy and the attitude of punk mixed with the New York vibe that's what Overkill is, compared to other bands. You don't hear any of that in Megadeth; you don't hear any of that in Slayer. It's more specific to what we brought to the thrash world.

    Central to that premise is the incendiary Let's All Go to Hades which is sure to become a pit favourite. This one was a hell of a lot of fun, says Blitz. You know, I've always written abstractly. I'm not the guy who says, 'I'm going to crush your skull into dust.' I like writing more so from an abstract point of view, putting a slew of thoughts together that create one idea, like a puzzle more than a specific black or white. And when I looked at all these lyrics when I was done, I said, oh my God, I'm 57 and I finally matured (laughs). Oh, this is gross! (laughs). But I do like tongue-in-cheek songs like 'Hades,' where it says, sort of let's all go to the Bataclan, you know, stand arm in arm and sing 'Killed by Death.' I kind of tied in not long ago events, specifically what happened in Paris, with losing Lemmy. After that, I'm on a train from Paris to Istanbul on the Orient express, which actually existed (laughs)-it actually went from Paris to Istanbul. So that one is mapped out a bit more.

    Adds D.D., It's not a 'smash your face into the wall' kind of song. It got a little bit of fun in it. I know any time you talk to the really heavy thrash guys, they go, 'Oh, no, no, no-no fun allowed. It's got to be heavy and brutal every second.' But that song definitely has a bit of fun in it. And we've done that before, with things like 'Old School' and 'Fuck You.' We're not afraid to do a bit of that sometimes.

    Another favorite lyric of Blitz', which is set to a non-nonsense old school thrash track, is Our Finest Hour. It's about the recognition of sameness, explains Ellsworth. I think people are comfortable when they recognize themselves in someone else. And 'Our Finest Hour' is kind of a detailed journey through that concept. It's like, 'Come on over here; I recognize you.' I've always been a firm believer in the fact that it's great to accomplish things on your own, but people are always stronger as a group-that's the basic outline of that tune.

    At the other end of the spectrum from punk is a song like The Long Road. D.D. readily agrees that there was a Maiden influence as part of this one's crafting. Oh yeah, for sure. The opening, along with a little section in there with the vocals, definitely feels like New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

    More evident in the band's panoramic classic metal passages, but even articulated here on Our Finest Hour, is another storied Overkill trademark, the definition one gets in the band's bass parts. Combine this with the Mensa-like percussive wizardry of Ron Lipnicki (laid bare for all to hear at headphone levels through the smack of his gravity-defying double bass work), and The Grinding Wheel emerges as a record with a remarkable rhythm section foundation from which to rise.

    I've had that kind of sound now for a long time, says Verni. There are a lot of bass players that say, 'I want to feel the bass.' And it's like, I just couldn't give a shit about feeling the bass. To me that's low-end. Guitars have low-end, kick drums have low-end, bass has low-end-I want to hear the bass, not feel it. So from a long time ago, that's what I would be doing on my EQ. I would be tweaking and turning knobs until not only could I feel it, but I can hear it separate from the guitars. And as a result, the bass just got more and more aggressive. I'm not a finesse player at all, on a bass. I bang the shit out of it, and I kind of do that to get away from the guitars and give it its own identity, its own sound, its own thing, so the bass has its own personality, not just serving as a foundation for the guitars.

    This affects the writing as well, says Blitz. Don't forget, D.D. is a guitarist. He's been playing guitar probably more so than bass in his spare time since the late '80s. This is a guy who has two-and-a-half decades of six strings under his belt. So we get more of a unique perspective; it gives this band its unique qualities when it comes to songwriting. Because it's a guy holding six strings who's got plenty of experience playing those six strings, but thinking from the other perspective. So you get a punchier thing; you don't get a lot of fluff. When you compare Overkill to some of our contemporaries, there you get a guitar player writing guitar-based songs. D.D. is writing, first and foremost, from a rhythm perspective, and that's what drives the songs. Add Dave Linsk to the picture, once there's a ten-note riff written, then you have the best of both worlds.

    Which brings us back to the aforementioned machine-like efficiency of the five guys that comprise Overkill, this idea that there are no weak links within this particular classic five-piece with two guitars lineup of metal warriors.

    That's the strength of the band, explains Blitz. Dave is really the one that holds the guitar reigns in this band. He's a writer at his core. You know, he's one of these guys who brushes his teeth and hears a rhythm the way the bristles are hitting the enamel (laughs). He's that dude. 'Oh wait a second, I have another idea.' He has an idea a minute, and if that's the case, some of them are going to be great. So he holds the reins. When it comes to Derek, he's more the opinionated thought later on. And so when it runs through the machine, being D.D. and myself, then Dave, Derek comes in and can change that song. It's always kind of good to have, let's say, a chief and some Indians. And it depends who's wearing the chief hat at any particular time. But I think at the end of the day, when you're looking for a clean perspective, it goes through Derek-that's usually what his contribution is, more of a finalization.

    And Ron? He's one-of-a-kind, says Verni. He's a great drummer. I've worked with him for a bunch of records now. This is our fifth record together and so I really understand how he plays at this point. Working with him in the studio is just a pleasure, because he's so right on it.

    After heaping all manner of praise on legendary producer Andy Sneap (brought on only for mix given Verni's proven acumen at the task), D.D. further clarifies the reason Overkill can be at the top of their game 18 records into their distinguished run.

    I have a studio and I did most of it at my place; I've been doing it that way for a while now. And now the group of guys we have in the band has been pretty consistent for a while. So we have a nice mix; everybody kind of knows their role, and is good at their role. Everybody brings a little something to the party. And I think that's why these last couple of records people ask, 'How is it that your records get better after 25 years?' And I think part of it is that everybody has a role in the band, everybody is comfortable with their role, and they're really good at the part they have. So the records actually get better. It's like having a team, instead of having a whole bunch of chiefs and no Indians.

    But a proven people's band like Overkill-a more personable bunch you'll never meet-fully recognizes that part of the band's success in being able to survive and thrive with the grind is due to the allegiance of the band's considerable worldwide fan base.

    For sure, says Blitz. One of the things with regard to grind, with regard to four decades of Overkill, it's good to be here, but it's obviously earned, not just by us but by the people that support this in general. The fact is that it's not just us grinding it out. I mean, maybe it is when it comes to the studio and writing and recording songs, from that selfish perspective. But the reason something exists for decades is based on group effort. Like we had talked about earlier with 'Our Finest Hour,' people are stronger together. In that light, this band is, let's say, not just our project, but it's a project by and for all those who hold it dear.

    1. Mean, Green, Killing Machine
    2. Goddamn Trouble
    3. Our Finest Hour
    4. Shine On
    5. The Long Road
    6. Let's All Go To Hades
    7. Come Heavy
    8. Red, White And Blue
    9. The Wheel
    10. The Grinding Wheel
    11. Emerald
    Overkill
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    Into The Future

    Considered to be the holy grail of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American
    punk groups who garner the same respect as Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and The
    Clash. It's a return to form for the band that helped define American Punk and Hardcore music.
    1. Into The Future
    2. Popcorn
    3. We Belong Together
    4. Youth Of Today
    5. RubADub Love
    6. Yes I
    7. Suck Sess
    8. Jah Love
    9. Earnest Love
    10. Come Down
    11. Fun
    12. Maybe A Joyful Noise
    13. MCA Dub
    Bad Brains
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    Sweet Sister Funk (Pure Pleasure)

    From the mid to late 60's the producer Sonny Lester was at the helm of some of the period's most significant jazz music (Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington's 70th birthday concert) and also some of the genre's biggest hits (mostly from organist Jimmy Mcgriff). With the folding of the Solid State label in 1971 Sonny Lester formed the aptly named Groove Merchant label (named after the tune Jerome Richardson wrote for the Jones-Lewis Orchestra). He then produced some of the periods most notable soul/jazz, jazz/fusion from the likes of McGriff, Richard Groove Holmes, Reuben Wilson, Lonnie Smith to name but a few.



    This gem of an album from Ramon Morris, and one of the hardest to find on Groove Merchant, was recorded during what many people would consider to be the classic period for this particular brand of jazz/funk/soul/fusion. It was recorded not long after he'd spent time with Art Blakey as a Jazz Messenger appearing on his 1972 Prestige album Child's Dance along with Stanley Clarke and Woody Shaw. He then also recorded on the Woody Shaw album, also from 1972, Song Of Songs.



    He now teaches at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.



    Musicians:



    • Ramon Morris (tenor saxophone)

    • Albert Dailey (electric piano)

    • Mickey Bass (bass)

    • Mickey Roker (drums)

    • Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet)

    • Lloyd Davis (guitar)

    • Tony Waters (conga)




    Recording: 1972

    Production: Sonny Lester



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




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    1. First Come, First Serve
    2. Wijinia
    3. Sweet Sister Funk

    4. Sweat
    5. Don't Ask Me
    6. Lord Sideways
    7. People Make the World Go Round
    Ramon Morris
    $34.99
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    We Are The Champions

    We Are The Champions is the self-produced new release from Jeff The Brotherhood. Recorded by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Velvet Underground) and described as psychedelic, classic rock, kraut-punk, garage pop, monster metal, scrungy, filthy, fizzy and fresh.


    The music they play is easy to love, vintage three-string party rock somewhere on the continuum between the Ramones and Black Sabbath. - Village Voice

    1. Hey Friend

    2. Cool Out
    3. Bummer
    4. Shredder
    5. Diamond Way
    6. Endless Fire
    7. Ripper
    8. Mellow Out
    9. Stay Up Late
    10. Health and Strength
    11. Wastoid Girl
    Jeff The Brotherhood
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    Fiend Club Lounge

    The two unlikely worlds of punk rock and the martini-sipping lounge scene have collided as the Misfits Meet the Nutley Brass on a hip, swinging collection entitled Fiend Club Lounge.


    Officially endorsed by the Misfits and released via their Misfits Records label imprint, Misfits Meet the Nutley Brass: Fiend Club Lounge is a smooth ride through 11 Misfits classics, as performed by Sam Elwitt's Nutley, N.J., bred Nutley Brass.


    If Grandpa Munster had a band as a teenager it would have sounded like the Misfits Meet the Nutley Brass! said Misfits founding member Jerry Only. Fun for monsters of all ages.


    FranchÉ Coma, original guitarist for the Misfits, added: 'The Misfits meet the Nutley Brass: Fiend Club Lounge' is one of the best renditions of some of the best Misfits songs ever recorded. Any true, and I mean true, musician will appreciate the intricacies of the instrumentations on this record. It takes punk music to a different level. It shows us how anything is possible if you want to make it happen.


    The lounge-core tribute to the legendary horror-punk band was envisioned by the project's Producer, John Cafiero, who had been directing a Ramones DVD and was in touch with Elwitt for use of some of his music from The Ramones Songbook as Played by the Nutley Brass. Cafiero had discovered the Nutley Brass back in 1995 and after contacting Elwitt about the Ramones DVD, the concept of Fiend Club Lounge began to develop.


    Even legendary composers of the genre like Gert Wilden, Esquivel and the Jaguar God himself, Les Baxter would be proud of these Misfits classics, served with a twist and scientifically proven to soothe your road rage, said Cafiero.


    It's supposed to be fun and funny, Elwitt said. It's not supposed to replace or improve on Misfits recordings in any sense. It's supposed to complement them. Think of it as just another way to enhance your overall Misfits experience.

    1. Last Caress
    2. Astro Zombies
    3. Where Eagles Dare
    4. Some Kinda Hate
    5. Hybrid Moments
    6. Hatebreeders
    7. Teenagers From Mars
    8. Attitude
    9. Angelf*ck
    10. Skulls
    11. Die, Die My Darling
    Misfits Meet The Nutley Brass
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    Bad Reputation

    Joan Jett's debut album is an infectious romp through her influences, ranging from classic '50s and '60s rock & roll through glam rock, three-chord
    loud'n'fast Ramones punk, and poppier new wave guitar rock. Half the songs on the original album (not counting bonus tracks on the remastered reissue)
    are covers, but whether it's Lesley Gore's feminist girl-group anthem You Don't Own Me (featuring the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and Paul Cook) or a
    roaring version of Gary Glitter's Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah), Jett makes them all work. The production can be a little weak in spots, but Jett's
    exuberance and tough-girl attitude overcome most deficiencies. Plus, the title track is a classic. - Steve Huey
    1. Bad Reputation
    2. Make Believe
    3. You Don't Know What You've Got
    4. You Don't Own Me
    5. Too Bad On Your Birthday
    6. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    7. Let Me Go
    8. Doing All Right With The Boys
    9. Shout
    10. Jezebel
    11. Don't Abuse Me
    12. Wooly Bully
    Joan Jett
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    The Stranger

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Joels Breakthrough Record Loaded With Smash Hits: Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, Shes Always a Woman


    Getting It Right: Mobile Fidelitys Half-Speed Mastered Version Brings Phil Ramones Celebrated Production into Full-Color Detail


    1977 Set a Grammy Winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year


    Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joels formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Certified ten-times platinum, Joels artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark. Better still, it now sounds astonishing.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelitys Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Far superior to the previous Sony and Simply Vinyl analog reissues, this edition emphasizes the crucial touches and insightful techniques Ramone brought to a batch of material that ranks among Joels most clever, catchy, and sagacious.


    Whereas a handful of Joels preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramones more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalists bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.


    A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, Just the Way You Are epitomizes Joels balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated Only the Good Die Young bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, Shes Always A Woman hints at trouble underfoot. And then theres the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.


    Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate Movin Out (Anthonys Song) and Scenes From an Italian Diner, each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.


    Don't pass up this seminal pop-rock work in the best fidelity its ever enjoyed.


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    1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. Shes Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)
    Billy Joel
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Build A Nation

    First Time On Vinyl In 10 Years


    For Each Unit Shipped A Donation Will Be Made To The Jed Foundation, Who Protect The Emotional Health And Prevent Suicide For Our Nation's Teens And Young Adults


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Mention the name Bad Brains to any music fan today and you will get a jaw-dropping response! Considered by some to be the holy grail' of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and the The Clash. The Bad Brains iconic legacy brought a new dimension to music by melding punk and reggae into a innovative style that has yet-to-be copied. And with this new studio album, Bad Brains essentially returns to their core wit a raw analog-driven chaos produced by MCA (aka Adam Yauch) of the Beastie Boys.Build a Nation has clearly brought out the best in the band.


    All original members, Dr. Know, Darryl Jennifer H.R. and Earl Hudson, deliver an explosive arsenal of riffage and bad ass bag of voices. Producer MCA recorded the album at the Beastie Boys' Oscilloscope studio in NYC. It is the first studio album released by the Oscilloscope laboratories, outside of Beastie Boys' albums. Sometimes reactionary, sometimes volatile, Bad Brains simply define the American punk experience.

    1. Give Thanks and Praises
    2. Jah People Make the World Go Round
    3. Pure Love
    4. Natty Dreadlocks Pon the Mountain Top
    5. Build a Nation
    6. Expand Your Soul
    7. Jah Love
    8. Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
    9. Universal Peace
    10. Roll On
    11. Until Kingdom Comes
    12. In the Beginning
    13. Send You No More Flowers
    14. Peace Be Unto Thee
    Bad Brains
    $19.99
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    Exploding Head

    Exploding Head is A Place To Bury Strangers' sophomore album and first for Mute. The band had one simple goal during the recording process: The original idea, says vocalist/guitarist Oliver Ackermann, was to create the craziest, most f'ed-up recording ever.


    In late 2008, shortly following a support slot on MGMT's U.K. tour, APTBS began tracking new songs at Death By Audio, the rehearsal/recording/living space that Ackermann helped build in 2005. The DIY-or-die building is also an independent venue and the headquarters of Ackermann's Death By Audio company, a customized guitar pedal manufacturer that counts U2, TV on the Radio and My Bloody Valentine among its many happy customers.


    During the Exploding Head recording process engineer Andy Smith (Paul Simon, David Bowie) took the band to a whole other level says Ackermann. I love the interplay and contrasts between something that's pretty and something that's scary, he explains. Taking listeners to different places, even in one song, is so important, whether it makes them cry or pissed off. If you listen closely, some of the riffs on this record are actually like Ramones songs or '60s bubblegum pop.

    1. It Is Nothing

    2. In Your Heart

    3. Lost Feeling

    4. Deadbeat

    5. Keep Slipping Away

    6. Ego Death

    7. Smile When You Smile

    8. Everything Always Goes Wrong

    9. Exploding Head

    10. I Live My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart
    A Place To Bury Strangers
    $20.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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