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First Pressing On Vinyl
Rock 'N' Roll Singer is the debut solo album from
Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek.
The seven song album was released on CD in 2000
while Kozelek's final album with his previous band
Red House Painters was in limbo with record label
mergers. Rock 'N' Roll Singer features three
original songs, three completely deconstructed
AC/DC covers (these versions are not found
elsewhere) and a John Denver remake. Rock 'N'
Roll Singer has sold over 25,000 copies in the U.S.
This is the first pressing on vinyl.1. Find Me, Ruben Olivares
2. Rock 'N' Roll Singer
3. You Ain't Got a Hold on Me
4. Metropol 47
5. Around and Around
6. Bad Boy Boogie
7. Ruth Marie$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLA-9617xJoan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Love Rock And Roll (Deluxe)Sophomore album from the former Runaways member and Rock 'N' Roll icon. Joan Jett has been a force in Pop Culture since she was 15 years old. She is an originator, an innovator, a leader and a visionary. Not only is she an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist with eight platinum and gold albums and nine top 40 singles, she also has her own independent label, Blackheart Records.1. I Love Rock 'n' Roll
2. (I'm Gonna) Run Away
3. Love Is Pain
5. Crimson and Clover
6. Victim of Circumstance
7. Bits and Pieces
8. Be Straight
9. You're Too Possessive$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)Jesus Rocked the Jukebox offers a spirited celebration of some of the most foundational songs in American musical history, tracing the evolution of the modern Soul, R&B, and Rock n' Roll genres via the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Swan Silvertones, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, and The Chosen Gospel Singers featuring LouRawls.LP 1
1. People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing
2. Jesus Gave Me Water
3. Uncloudy Day
4. Where Shall I Go
5. I Am So Glad
6. I Dreamed That Heaven Was Like This
7. Oh Sinner
1. God Has Not Promised
2. Let Jesus Lead You
3. Let Me Ride
4. Sinner Man
6. Wade In the Water
1. Just Another Day
2. The Way Up The Hill
3. Living For My Jesus
4. Pray On
5. Sinner's Crossroads
6. This May Be The Last Time
7. It's in My Heart$49.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shot Of LoveRemastered
Shot of Love is the twenty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released on August 10, 1981, by Columbia Records. It is considered to be Dylan's last of a trilogy of Christian albums. Arrangements are rooted more in rock'n'roll, and less in gospel than Dylan's two previous albums.1. Shot of Love
2. Heart of Mine
3. Property of Jesus
4. Lenny Bruce (Album Version)
5. Watered-Down Love (Album Version)
6. The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar
7. Dead Man, Dead Man (Album Version)
8. In the Summertime
9. Trouble (Album Version)
10. Every Grain of Sand$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Horses (Speakers Corner)Ranked 44/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Patti Smith, the first published poet to move her poetry completely into rock 'n' roll and to entice experimental rock fans into the forbidden cinema of her hallucinatory fantasy (New York Times), began her musical career unconventionally. It took off at a poetry reading where she was backed by Lenny Kaye on guitar; later star photographer Robert Mapplethorpe financed her punk-rock cult single Hey Joe. In 1975, encouraged by her success, Patti Smith released Horses, an album in which she fused rock riffs and spoken rhythms to create a punk-trash sound. The rock scene was electrified, raging about the best garage sound of the 70s (Creem Magazine) and conjectured that Smith had drawn up material from Rimbaud, Burroughs, Dylan and Velvet Underground into a hot needle and injected it under the skin (Sounds Magazine). Later productions were dismissed as sentimental and self-loving outpourings, since the rock-poet didn't continue in the same vein as Horses, with its metallic harshness and raw language. That's why this recording remains an impressive unique production by a visionary rock 'n' roll singer.
- Patti Smith (guitar, vocals)
- Richard Sohl (piano)
- Lenny Kaye (bass, guitar, vocal)
- Tom Verlaine, Allen Lanier (guitar)
- Ivan Kral (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals)
- Jay Dee Daugherty (drums)
Recording: January 1975 at Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, by Bernie Kirsh
Production: John Cale
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Gloria
2. Redondo Beach
4. Free Money
6. Break it Up
8. Elegie$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SUB-6518xRed House Painters
Old RamonOld 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
4. Between Days
10. Kavita$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
From The Vanishing PointLed by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue has built an exceedingly loyal fanbase throughout the heartland with a live show that knocks 'em dead but leaves 'em talking. With only the aid of word of mouth, Red Wanting Blue has established a following that regularly draw up to 1000 fans to its hometown gigs and has enable this band of underdogs to sell nearly 300,00 tracks from its self-release catalog of albums.
The passionate and poetic songs, driven by the unshakable backbeat of real rock-n-roll and anchored by Terry's powerful and unforgettable dbaritone, could only be written by a man who lives his life on the road. The band's latest album From the Vanishing Poin marks an official move to the national stage for a band that will always remember where it's from.1. Stay On the Bright Side
3. White Snow
5. Love Remains
7. Walking Shoes
9. Running of the Bulls
10. Ballad of Nobodies
11. Hope On a Rope
12. Pour It Out$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Straight ShooterStraight Shooter is the second studio album by British supergroup Bad Company. The original album was released in April 1975.
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England's Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock 'n' roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock 'n ' roll and a huge songwriting talent.
Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free's impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free's minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free's dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, All Right Now, one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free's main songwriter.1. Good Lovin' Gone Bad
2. Feel Like Makin' Love
3. Weep No More
4. Shooting Star
5. Deal With The Preacher
6. Wild Fire Woman
8. Call On Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Straight Shooter (Deluxe)Straight Shooter is the second studio album by British supergroup Bad Company. The original album was released in April 1975.
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England's Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock 'n' roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock 'n ' roll and a huge songwriting talent.
Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free's impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free's minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free's dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, All Right Now, one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free's main songwriter.LP1
1. Good Lovin' Gone Bad (2015 Remastered)
2. Feel Like Makin' Love (2015 Remastered)
3. Weep No More (2015 Remastered)
4. Shooting Star (2015 Remastered)
5. Deal With The Preacher (2015 Remastered)
6. Wild Fire Woman (2015 Remastered)
7. Anna (2015 Remastered)
8. Call On Me (2015 Remastered)
1. Good Lovin' Gone Bad (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)
2. Feel Like Makin' Love (Take Before Master)
3. Weep No More (Early Slow Version)
4. Shooting Star (Alternate Take)
5. Deal With The Preacher (Early Version)
6. Wild Fire Woman (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)
7. Anna (Alternate Vocal)
8. Call On Me (Alternate Take)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Light (Awaiting Repress)Whether they move minds or bodies, Uncle Lucius is out to make music that can lift
our spirits. And rock our souls.
Though Austin roots band Uncle Lucius has worn a Southern rock tag for most of
its 10-year existence, the band's fourth studio album, The Light, charts a course
designed to convey just how vast that musical territory really is. The Light dips into
regions where blues, R&B, jazz, soul, country and gospel took form, mapping a sound
that captures the true meaning of Americana.
Containing songwriting contributions from all four band members, The Light also
seeks to illuminate a different landscape: the sometimes-rocky terrain of our hearts
and minds. Tracked at Austin's Treefort Studios with producer George Reiff, these 12
songs deliver what guitarist Mike Carpenter, a Houston native, likes to call "Southern
rock for the thinking man. Rock 'n' roll for the soul."
Lead singer, Kevin Galloway, admits his ultimate goal is to turn musical energy into
a catalyst for humanity's evolution. This is music with depth, made by men given to
truth seeking on levels both existential and literal.1. The Light
2. Age of Reason
3. Taking in the View
5. End of 118
6. No Time Flat
7. Wheel's in Motion
8. Gulf Coast Gypsies
9. Flood Then Fade Away
10. Don't Own the Right
11. Nothing to Save
12. Someday is a Far Cry$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Once Upon a Hell of a Time...Enigmatic singer-songwriter and Canada's own rock'n'roll son, Matt Mays returns with a brand new studio album, his sixth, Once Upon a Hell of a Time. Matt co-produced the record with collaborator Loel Campbell (Wintersleep). This new album follows up the award-winning Coyote, which landed Matt a 2014 JUNO Award for Rock Album of the Year.
Constantly on the move, Matt recorded Once Upon a Hell of a Time all over North America with sessions in California, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New York.
"The full album has a pretty strong theme or feeling and I wanted that to come across right away," says Matt. "This is party rock for the heartbroken. And you can't leave a party short of tunes, or better yet, you can't leave the sad and lonely folks with just one song to cry to. So, why just release one song when you can leak four?!"
After departing the seminal alt-country collective The Guthries back in 2002, Matt alternated between solo projects (his self-titled debut, the faux soundtrack When the Angels Make Contact) and band projects (the now legendary Matt Mays & El Torpedo record and 2008's Terminal Romance). Following the dissolution of Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Matt released Coyote in 2012.LP 1
1. Trust Life
2. Sentimental Sins
3. Faint of Heart
4. Drive On
5. Howl at the Night
6. NYC Girls
7. Dark Promises
1. Perfectly Wasted
2. Drunken Angels
3. Ola Volo
4. 78's, 33's & 45's
5. Station Out of Range
6. Never Say Never$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
At Her Majesty's PleasureGentlemans Pistols formed in 2003 as a three piece with initial influences being the classic glam bands, Slade and especially The Sweet and heavy 70s bands such as Deep Purple and Captain Beyond. In 2006, the band released their first 7, Just A Fraction b/w Heavy Petting on the Leeds based Art Goes Pop imprint. Soon after, Rise Above records released another 7 for the band with the tracks, The Lady b/w Creamy Lid which was followed a year later with self-titled debut album. The album was well received by the music press with Classic Rock giving it 8/10 and Metal Hammer scoring it 9/10, saying Put simply, there should be more bands like Gentlemans Pistols around.
At Her Majestys Pleasure was produced by singer/guitarist James Atkinson and represents a labor of love, not to mention copious late nights, equipment malfunctions and frayed nerves. Despite developing a broadened musical palette including the use of strings and supplementary percussion, the recording nonetheless aimed to capture the band as they are in the raw, with little in the way of editing used. Indeed, what you hear on the record is how it was played, warts and all, with much of what is on the record captured within a couple of takes.
The album was recorded at James own Mutiny studios in Bradford, where the band practices. They had completed demos of the LP by the end of 2009 and were looking forward to getting the real thing laid down in the New Year. Come February however, they were all ready to go into the studio. Unfortunately, it seemed to be the coldest it had been in a long time. Due to the studio being in an old mill building, warmth wasn't a luxury we were entitled to, laughs James. Undeterred by this, the band soldiered on.
Despite quite a few issues with keeping the guitars in tune due to the temperature changes between rooms, most of the basic tracks were laid down relatively easily and by the end of Feb, they decided to take a little break before tackling the vocals and overdubs.
The end result is a collection of storming and strutting rock that should have little problem in putting Gentlemans Pistols at the forefront of UK rock n roll.Side 1
1. Living In Sin Again
2. Comfortably Crazy
3. Midnight Crawler
4. Some Girls Don't Know What's Good For Them
5. Your Majesty
6. Into The Haze
1. I Wouldn't Let You
2. The Ravisher
3. Sherman Tank
4. Peeping Tom
5. Feed Me To The Lions
6. Lethal Woman$37.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
"Blond and boisterous, music's newest hot chick" - Teen Vogue
"Artist To Watch" - Esquire
"Blown away by her voice" - Perez Hilton
"Dangerously Catchy" - Entertainment Weekly
Pop, blues, soul, and rock'n'roll singer/songwriter/guitarist/ banjoist Elle King announces today that her debut album LOVE STUFF will be released on RCA Records.
Elle worked with acclaimed collaborators on LOVE STUFF including Jeff Bhasker (Fun., Kanye West, The Rolling Stones), Eg White (Adele, Sam Smith), Jacknife Lee (R.E.M., U2, Crystal Castles), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney), Martin Johnson, and Dave Bassett, among others.
Her single "Ex's & Oh's" was #1 Most Added at AAA radio upon release and has received tremendous praise: Billboard raves "Mix Duffy's vocals, the Black Keys' urgent rhythms and a hook and tempo that recalls P!nk's So What, and you have Elle King's catchy and clever RCA debut." Perez Hilton writes: "She's like a modern-day Janis Joplin! Elle King is the real deal! A true talent!" Muumuse declares: "Elle King, the man eatin', shit talkin' spitfire of your dreams or nightmares. (Boys: You've been warned)."
LOVE STUFF showcases Elle's powerful voice, tremendous songwriting, playful spirit, and bad-ass ways with lyrics that chronicle bad boyfriends, passionate relationships, and heartbreak.
Elle has toured with Of Monsters and Men, Train, Ed Sheeran, Michael Kiwanuka, and many others. With the release of her critically acclaimed 4 track EP,THE ELLE KING EP, Elle made her network television debut with her single "Playing For Keeps" on the Late Show With David Letterman (click here to watch her performance).The track was featured as the theme song for VH1's "Mob Wives Chicago" and chosen for the national TV ad campaign for Mad Men. With the release of her EP, Elle has been featured by Esquire, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.1. Where The Devil Don't Go
2. Ex's & Oh's
3. Under the Influence
4. Last Damn Night
5. Kocaine Karolina
6. Song of Sorrow
7. America's Sweetheart
8. I Told You I Was Mean
9. Ain't Gonna Drown
11. Make You Smile
12. See You Again$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-PIA-5259xJoan As Police Woman
The ClassicI'm in the best place I've ever been in my life, declares Joan Wasser, and she's just recorded the album that proves it. The Classic, the fourth album of originals by the uniquely charismatic artist known as Joan As Police Woman, builds on the creative impetus and success of its 2011 predecessor The Deep Field, on which Joan strove to create music rooted in an intimate, elemental and uplifting brand of soul combined with her own unique serene, torch-singing temperament, with a more liberated feel than ever before. The result is a perfect reflection of her efforts to address - and solve - personal issues and so reject the singer-songwriter's traditional melancholic disposition for an unashamed lust for life. As graffiti in the artwork of her 2006 debut album Real Life read: Evolve and Be Brave.
The Classic is named after one of its ten tracks. Part is to do with the way we recorded mostly live; the way records used to get made, she explains. But I wrote 'The Classic' itself as a classic girl-group doo wop song, and the lyric refers to classic old songs like Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell 'You're All I Need To Get By', Stevie Wonder's ' Joy Inside My Tears' and Danny & The Juniors' 'Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay'. And at the end, I spell out the name of the song, like Aretha Franklin did with 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'! The song begins 'I am home in your arms' and it's solely joyful, expressing jubilation. Melancholy is still part of my life, but it's no longer leeching energy from my life.1. Witness
2. Holy City
3. The Classic
4. Good Together
5. Get Direct
6. What Would You Do
7. New Year's Day
10. Ask Me$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-NON-3335xThe Black Keys
El CaminoReviewing The Black Keys' 2010 Top Ten breakthrough album Brothers, Rolling Stone called the duo a two-man combo with a big-band mind. That description seems downright prophetic now. With the hard-rocking El Camino, The Black Keys' fourth Nonesuch release, guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney conjure up an exhilarating, stadium-sized sound in collaboration with producer and friend Danger Mouse. El Camino boasts a no-nonsense brilliance: The pace is fast, the mood is upbeat, the choruses unfailingly addictive made for shouting along, preferably in a large, sweaty crowd.
A band already at the top of its game has gotten even better. And The Black Keys have done pretty damn well so far this year, with three 2011 Grammy awards for Brothers under their belt, an MTV Video Music Award for Tighten Up, more than 850,000 copies of Brothers sold in the U.S., and upwards of a million units worldwide, plus innumerable licensing placements in film, TV, and commercials. El Camino features one stand-out track after another, such as first single Lonely Boy, Gold on the Ceiling, and the surprising, acoustic-guitar-driven, tempo-shifting Little Black Submarines.
This record is more straight ahead rock and roll raw, driving, and back to basics, says Auerbach. As Carney has put it, The Black Keys respect the past while being in the present, and that formula has made them sound like nothing less than the future of rock and roll. While the largely self-produced Brothers, recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, had a more soul and blues-oriented sound, El Camino often recalls the blitzkrieg-paced British-style rock of the 1960s and 70s, post-Beatles and pre-punk: artists like T-Rex, The Sweet, and Gary Glitter, along with the heavier swing of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
The references are there, but the sound is very much contemporary and utterly their own, equally informed by The Black Keys' passion for hip hop and R&B and bolstered by the atmospheric production approach of Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton), who was behind the boards for 2008's Attack & Release and collaborated with them on the funky Tighten Up for Brothers. As Auerbach notes, Brian understands all the different kinds of music we're into. He's got really great ideas about melody and song structure. For him it's all about the song. Also rejoining them is consistently innovative mixing engineer Tchad Blake, who Auerbach calls a genius with audio, a complete wizard.
El Camino arrives just in time to serve as the ideal holiday gift for The Black Keys' rapidly growing fan base. It came together quickly in an unfettered burst of creativity by the hard-charging pair. They recorded these 11 tracks between tour dates for Brothers at Auerbach's new Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where he and Carney have now relocated after years of working in their native Akron, Ohio. The duo plans to embark on a six week European Tour at the start of the New Year, with U.S. dates to follow shortly thereafter-including several arenas.
In a time of global austerity, The Black Keys work simply and efficiently, with a minimum of tools and a wealth of ideas, to produce the richest, fattest, coolest music around. Upon the release of Brothers last year, Britain's Uncut magazine called them one of the best rock'n'roll bands on the planet, and El Camino, confirms that.1. Lonely Boy
2. Dead And Gone
3. Gold On The Ceiling
4. Little Black Submarines
5. Money Maker
6. Run Right Back
8. Hell Of A Season
9. Stop Stop
10. Nova Baby
11. Mind Eraser$24.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Moody Blues: CollectedImport
4 Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Solid Selection Of Songs By The Band's Career, Including Go Now, Nights In White Satin, Never Comes The Day, Gypsy, I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred, I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'n Roll Band) And Many More
The Moody Blues formed in the early 1960s in Erdington, Birmingham, England. Ray Thomas, John Lodge, and Michael Pinder had been members of El Riot & the Rebels. They disbanded when Lodge went to college and Pinder joined the army. The pair recruited guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine, band manager-turned drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The five appeared as the Moody Blues for the first time in Birmingham in 1964.
It was the single, Go Now (released later that year), which launched their career. The single became a huge hit in the U.K. and landed the number 1 spot in the charts. The band soon realised that their style of R&B-derived rock and pop was not working for them and decided to develop an original new style, featuring the symphonic sounds of the mellotron and Ray Thomas' flute.
Assigned to make a rock and roll version of Antonin Dvorák's New World Symphony, Moody Blues insisted that they be given artistic freedom and be left without supervision. The result was Days of Future Passed (1967), which combined the band's tracks with orchestral interludes arranged and conducted by Peter Knight. The album plus two singles, Nights in White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon, became substantial hits.
Their follow-up album was In Search of the Lost Chord (1968). The album was again a big success with hits as Ride My See-Saw and Voices in the Sky. Their next album On a Threshold of a Dream (1969) featured the sensitive ballad Never Comes a Day and was their first number 1 album in the U.K.
The band's music continued to become more complex and symphonic, resulting in 1969's To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album. It closes with the fan-favorite Watching and Waiting. To Our Children's Children's Children was also the first release of the group's own founded label, Threshold Records.
Released in 1981, Long Distance Voyager was a success, reaching number 1 on Billboard and top 5 in the U.K. The album featured the hit, The Voice, written by Hayward.
The remaining Moody Blues trio continues to tour and to this day the Moody Blues are one of classic rock's most enduring institutions, with world-wide sales of nearly 80 million albums and a following that continues to support the band. COLLECTED by Moody Blues is a careful selection of the distinctive sound of the band, presenting the different periods the band has gone through.LP 1
1. Go Now
2. Boulevard De La Madeleine
3. Nights In White Satin
4. Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
5. Voices In The Sky
6. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
7. Ride My See-saw
8. Legend Of A Mind
9. Never Comes The Day
10. Dear Diary
11. Gypsy (Of A Strange And Distant Time)
12. Watching And Waiting
13. I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred
1. Candle Of Life
2. Melancholy Man
4. The Story In Your Eyes
5. Isn't Life Strange
6. I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'n Roll Band)
7. Emily's Song
8. King And Queen
9. Had To Fall In Love
11. The Voice$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Full Circle Nightmare
Ever since his debut album Dolls of Highland was
released on Sub Pop in 2016, Kyle Craft has been
a critic's dream. Based in Portland, he serves up
all the observational, storytelling talent with none
of the attitude that so often comes with male
singer-songwriter territory. "I've found my place,"
he says. "I'm not one of those people that
approaches music for anyone other than myself.
My favorite part about music is when it's just me
and a notebook." Speaking of, his second
forthcoming album Full Circle Nightmare is
entirely autobiographical. Sonically, thematically,
lyrically, it's a huge leap forward from his 2016
The title Full Circle Nightmare refers to a moment
where Craft saw his life for what it is and told
himself to be satisfied. "But that's nightmarish to
me," he laughs. He described his debut record as:
"like walking down this long hall of bizarre
characters and surreal experiences, moving
through the spider web of love and loss." This
album is when you get to the end of that hallway,
turn around and see all the stuff you've been
through, then walk through the door, close it and
start a new chapter in an even crazier hallway. A
straight-up rollicking rock'n'roll album, it traverses
all the different nuances of the genre; from the
bluegrass twang of 'Exile Rag,' to the gothic style
of 'Gold Calf Moan,' it's a timeless piece that could
exist in any of the past five decades.
In terms of contemporary peers, Craft likes to stay
in his own lane. He's an old soul who sticks to his
tried and tested influences. Social media is not
his game - it's just not interesting to him. He's not
fussed about preaching his politics or discussing
the status quo either. "I don't really like writing a
time piece. I don't wanna get trapped in the
'Donald Trump era of Kyle Craft,' you know? I'm a
very off-the-grid sort of person. As much as I am
traveling across this giant place sometimes I just
feel so outside of it. Also, I'm not necessarily a
stand-up citizen so it's hard for me to say: here's
Kyle Craft's America, ladies and gentlemen."
The ironic thing is that Full Circle Nightmare
sounds exactly like Kyle Craft's America. That is
what he's built for us: the story of one man's trials
and tribulations to find his passion and voice for
art and creativity in this vast opportunistic
country. Where did he find it? Among the historic
riches of America's most honest sounds.1. Fever Dream Girl
2. Full Circle Nightmare
3. Heartbreak Junky
4. The Rager
5. Exile Rag
6. Belmont (One Trick Pony)
7. Slick & Delta Queen
8. Fake Magic Angel
9. Bridge City Rose
10. Gold Calf Moan$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rest In ChaosLet me explain what it's like to summarize Rest in Chaos. What you have here is, in the first place, the book of Genesis as deftly reconceived by Todd Snider who has been inhabited by a spirit resembling Philip K. Dick. The rest of the Hard Working Americans are under the direction (or perhaps in the thrall) of an older wiser Jimi Hendrix and a Frank Zappa no less exacting than he was when he departed. It is rock'n'roll music, past, present and future, and that's no dream, it's just a fact. There are moments here when the walls of Babel might be falling, there are moments when they are reinvented and every time you try to pin it down, it shows you something else. "Half Ass Moses," the third song, ends by declaring "The song wasn't all that complicated."
Like hell it isn't. When, in the very next song, "Dope is Dope," Todd Snider is a voice more inflammatory and gritty than I have ever heard from him before, "His mother didn't understand him / Whose mother ever does?" am I supposed to laugh, cry, applaud or beg for mercy. All that's really sure is, you're not leaving 'til the show's over. Even if you want to. There's nowhere else to go, and even if there were, the music's too good.
So much for metaphysics. The actual physics of the thing is seven billion people out for what they only think is a stroll, armed with nothing more than some quite treacherous Roman candles Rest in Chaos might, if these Hard Working Americans were scientists of something other than sound, be the story of the entropy of the universe, and if you think I'm kidding that's only because you haven't taken the deep dive into its complexity, which if not quantum is at least a quandary. Albums aren't this good anymore; they're not this ambitious; their parts are not so finely conceived, the risks they take are not so reckless, the ways they resolve contradictions are not so elegant. Most of all they don't kick you in the preconceptions anywhere near so often. (How did they manage to create harmonies in "Something Else" that recall both the Hollies and the Mothers of Invention?)
Todd's songs sound like he swiped part of them from Billy Joe Shaver and part from Tim Buckley and welded them together with spare parts from Iggy and Paul McCartney. There's a nightmare embedded here, and what cares the weight of it, the aspect of doom and the hint of doom is Dave Schools' bass. Neal Casal, who might be the most under-rated guitarist in rock, is constantly making the chaos more beautiful than you'd think possible. The roots of the sound are in the jam bands and Americana groups and singer-songwriter sessions the band members have played in but when they get to "Throwing Goats" (OK, maybe I should have said Thomas Pynchon or John Barth rather than Dick) and "Something Else" (both parts), they've joined the ranks of the rockers who no longer look for interstellar overdrive, because they've already found it.
All this is, of course, metaphor. Well, most of it. Some of it. The part about how strong it is, how smart, how completely the product of the past ("stand up for your brother, stick it to the man") and how anticipatory of one of the best futures anyone has shown us is straight up. It's one of the most well-sustained albums I've heard in years, and what it sustains is not only my faith in rock'n'roll or even how hard the Hard Working Americans really do work to make their magic, but how much it means to them, which is the only way it can mean very much to the rest of us.
Let me put it this way: I've heard Rest in Chaos any number of times and there's no way I'm done with it. I can tell you about its surface but I haven't gotten to the bottom of it. I'm not really sure there is one. It is humbling to confront it, and reassuring to know that there is all the rest of our lives for that. "The High Price of Inspiration"? A bargain.1. Opening Statement
2. It Runs Together
3. Half Ass Moses
4. Dope Is Dope
5. Burn Out Shoes
6. Roman Candles
7. Ascending Into Madness
8. Throwing The Goats
9. Something Else
11. The High Price of Inspiration
13. Purple Mountain Jamboree$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Orphan"Sharp, creative and bringing a commendable freshness to the sometimes drearily derivative world of contemporary rock, Empires are a remarkably good
rock 'n' roll band. In a world full of faceless, regurgitated rhythms and emotion-by-numbers, the band's music is strikingly compact, precise and non-excessive: There is a there there, and there are no wasted notes anywhere Their music is some of this year's very best"
Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings, The War on Drugs, Explosions in the Sky), Orphan is a collection of songs immersed in classic
post punk and indie rock 'n' roll circa 1989-1991, exploring the sonic adventurers and emotional heft of artists such as Roxy Music, Wire, and Nick Cave &
The Bad Seeds.
The guitars are rich and atmospheric, the rhythms subtle and fluid yet more powerful at the same time. Throughout the album, singer SeanVan Vleet's
raw croon rises to match the band's musicality, conveying anxieties, secrets, and a heartfelt longing for transcendence.1. Silverfire
7. How Good Does It Feel
8. Please Don't Tell My Lover
9. Stay Lonely
11. Journey Kid$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nothing Is Wrong (Awaiting Repress)Dawes self-proclaims themselves as an American rock n roll band, which at first blush sounds absurdly vague. Obviously they play rock n roll in America so did Dead Kennedys and arguably Taylor Hicks. But the roots rock country folk that the LA band churned out on their 2009 debut North Hills may just be the new touchstone for a true and specific American rock n roll band. Dawes is back to let freedom ring on their new album Nothing Is Wrong due out June 7th via ATO Records.
We didnt change up our approach too much and yet we were able to create something that I feel has a new identity from our first record, singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith says. Its definitely taking a step in a direction and at the same time, its maintaining what it needs to maintain.
The album also features appropriate guests spots from Benmont Tench of The Heartbreakers and Mr. Jackson Browne, and will be ushered out on the road this summer.1. Time Spent in Los Angeles
2. If I Wanted Someone
3. My Way Back Home
4. Coming Back to a Man
5. So Well
6. How Far Weve Come
7. Fire Away
8. Moon in the Water
9. Million Dollar Bill
10. The You Laugh
11. A Little Bit of Everything$19.99Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
American SlangAmerican Slangs marks an extraordinary leap forward for the Gaslight Anthem, revealing a triumphant rock 'n' roll band honed by two years of nearly non-stop touring. Singer/guitarist Brian Fallon's lyrical approach has grown more personal and introspective, his raw throated vocals stronger and more resonant against the band's boundless dynamic force. American Slang is a classic rock and roll album, that will be a benchmark of the genre.1. American Slang
2. Stay Lucky
3. Bring It On
4. The Diamond Church Street Choir
5. The Queen of Lower Chelsea
8. Old Haunts
9. The Spirit Of Jazz
10. We Did It When We Were Young$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chickenfoot IIIHaving established themselves in record time as one the premier rock bands with their gold-certified 2008 self-titled debut, Chickenfoot, the illustrious, virtuosic supergroup formed by legendary singer Sammy Hagar, guitar god Joe Satriani and the renowned rhythm section of Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith.
Chickenfoot III is a superlative, rip-roaring rock 'n' roll album that simply must be experienced from start to finish. Tough yet full of intricate textures, played by musicians at the top of their game, this is the kind of record that bands both young and old dream of making.1. Last Temptation
2. Alright, Alright
3. Different Devil
4. Up Next
5. Lighten Up
6. Come Closer
7. Three and a Half Letters
8. Big Foot
9. Dubai Blues
10. Something Going Wrong$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American DreamerThis 10-song debut album from one of Brooklyn's finest rock 'n' roll bands lives up to the expectations set by their previous EP. The arrangements here are simple and uncluttered, with plenty of room for singer Jeremy Fury to dip his vocals in slapback echo reminiscent of Sun Records-era Elvis Presley, and for the backing quartet to bring out the best in songs that reflect the influences of Leiber & Stoller, Eddie Cochran, and The Del-Lords. While the sound retains a '50's-'60s retro vibe, the lyrics apply themselves to universal and even modern concerns (Cam Girl says: Your profile came up on my MacBook screen.)1. Trip Into The Light
2. Heart of Stone
3. Cam Girl
4. Right Out Of Love
5. Some Days
7. White Star Bright Love
8. Settle Down
9. You're My Halo
10. Sunlight In The Rain$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fantastic Plastic (Awaiting Repress)The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a self-released 10-inch album called "Sneakers," which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first real album, "Supersnazz," on the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin' Spoonful): "Flamingo," and the now revered classic "Teenage Head." Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as frontman. They continued their style of straight ahead guitar driven rock n' roll but this time with a more 60s rather than 50s influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early '70s. In '76 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop: "Shake Some Action," "Flamin' Groovies Now," and "Jumpin' In The Night." Another lineup change ensued in the next decade with Wilson moving to England and joining the Barracudas. Jordan later formed a new band called Magic Christian while Wilson released solo albums in Europe.
Now in 2017, the lineup featuring Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson are BACK IN ACTION, as they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock n roll with such cult classics as Slow Death, Shake Some Action, Teenage Head, and a new set which includes brand new songs off their new soon-to-be-released album, "Fantastic Plastic. It's hard to say just why the group hasn't gotten the attention they deserve (at least in the USA) but they're back to give everyone another chance at hearing and seeing just why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock n' roll bands ever.1. What the Hell's Goin' On
2. End of the World
3. Don't Talk to Strangers
4. Let Me Rock
5. She Loves You
6. I Want You Bad
7. Crazy Macy
8. Lonely Hearts
9. Just Like A Hurricane
10. Fallen Star
11. I'd Rather Spend My Time With You
12. Cryin' Shame$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now