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  • There's A Riot Goin' On There's A Riot Goin' On Quick View

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    There's A Riot Goin' On

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressing

    Gatefold Sleeve


    There's A Riot Going On was Sly & The Family Stone's answer to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?, the seminal Soul album that came out five months before the Sly Stone masterpiece. It's a dark, earthy Funk album, that went straight to number 1 upon release. Single Family Affair also topped the charts, and is still one of Sly Stone's most beloved tracks. It manages to capture the era of militant activism and deep social unrest in a brooding, moody album with tension that could cut through steel. It still appears on plenty of 'greatest albums of all time' lists (Rolling Stone placed it on #99 out of 500) and is seen as one of the most important and influential albums of the 1970s.

    Side A

    1 Luv N' Haight

    2 Just Like A Baby

    3 Poet

    4 Family Affair

    5 Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    6 There's A Riot Goin' On

    Side B

    1 Brave & Strong

    2 (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    3 Time

    4 Spaced Cowboy

    5 Runnin' Away

    6 Thank You For Talking To Me Africa

    Sly & The Family Stone
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Burn The World Burn The World Quick View

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    Burn The World

    AC4 is the no frills vision of musician Dennis Lyxzen, (Refused, International Noise Conspiracy, Invasionen, etc). In AC4, he is joined by friends and former members of Umea Hardcore bands DS-13, Step Forward, Regulations, and The Vectors. Together AC4 pay homage to bands like Minor Threat while adding their own spin to the tried and true spirit that brought inspiration in their youth.

    Released by a partnership of Deathwish and the Ny Vag label (Scandinavia) Burn The World is the second album from AC4. Burn The World is sixteen songs of social, political, and personal unrest transformed into primitive hardcore punk anthems. All of them awesomely executed and unforgettable.

    1. Curva
    2. Who's the Enemy
    3. All Talked Out
    4. Die Like a Dog
    5. Morality Match
    6. Bullet
    7. Dont Belong
    8. Diplomacy is Dead
    9. Burn the World
    10. Eye For an Eye
    11. I Won't Play Along
    12. Breakout
    13. Extraordinary Rendition
    14. I Don't Want It
    15. Off the Hook
    16. Left You Behind
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  • Pollinator Pollinator Quick View

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    You catch yourself when you ask Debbie Harry and Chris Stein,
    one of the most captivating creative pairings in music ever, about the
    creeping gentrification of New York City. You catch yourself because
    Blondie was formed during a 1970s era of urban decay - a time when
    the travails of being in a band, seeking an artistic outlet, or instigating a
    scene as a means of existence was a survival of the fittest among streets
    of heightened crime and social unrest. Certainly, those 1970s New
    York streets have been glamourised in the onslaught of retrospective
    looks at the punk, new wave, disco and hip-hop scenes that found their
    fundamental roots in that era. But it certainly wasn't an easier time to
    live there. The challenges and intensity of the city were just different.

    Blondie emerged the fittest. They've outlived the groundbreaking moment
    that birthed them and have adapted to time, space and industry
    evolution as much as the face of New York itself. Walk into any dance
    club tonight and hear a 'Call Me' or a 'Heart Of Glass'. Talk to
    any hip-hop historian and recall that Debbie was an original Beastie
    Boy who took rap music to the masses when it was still a block party
    concern. Read any tome on the history of punk and they're interwoven
    into the fabric of the one genre that still inspires most and every
    band to pick a name and find a practice space. Their active presence
    in our lives 40 million albums sales and countless accolades later
    (including a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2006 and
    NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014) isn't something anyone wants
    to take advantage of.

    That's what their 11th album 'Pollinator' sets out to establish. In true
    pop art fashion it's as post-modern as a concept gets and the perfect
    way to move on from 2014's 40th anniversary celebrations and the
    subsequent release of 'Ghosts Of Download'. In 'Pollinator' exists a
    giant feedback loop - one in which Blondie created, then generations
    were inspired, then those generation created and inspired, and are
    now teaming up with Blondie. When the time came for Chris, Debbie
    and drummer Clem Burke to "get the band back together" and make
    an album, choice pioneers from the decades since Blondie's birth
    were called upon to contribute songs for the record, thereby weaving
    their own way into the living, breathing story of the band, a group that
    directly affected their own genetic makeup. The list is enviable and
    reflects the dynamism of Blondie's very own cross-pollinating past:
    Johnny Marr, Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek (TV On
    The Radio), Nick Valensi (The Strokes) and The Gregory Brothers
    all lent their creations for Blondie to interpret, each building upon the
    aspect of their heroes that's bolstered their own sound.

    1. Doom or Destiny
    2. Long Time
    3. Already Naked
    4. Fun
    5. My Monster
    6. Best Day Ever
    7. Gravity
    8. When I Gave Up on You
    9. Love Level
    10. Too Much
    11. Fragments
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  • Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers Quick View

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    Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers

    No Use For A Name is one of THE most successful and prolific acts to come out of the 90's skate-punk scene. But there's a lot more to it than that. Just have a look at their family tree, it has bands like Spazz, Foo Fighters, and Suicidal Tendencies to count among its branches. No really, think about that: the dude from that infamous grindcore band was in NUFAN?!? Their long, unpredictable journey has been full of twists, turns, and alternate routes that led them to be one of the best-selling outfits of their genre. They've done it all: Warped Tour's main stage, MTV, a live record, and an even a recent greatest hits album entitled, All The Best Songs. Hey, you know you've made it when you finally get a greatest hits collection! Not bad for some goofy kids from San Jose who started out with a couple hardcore 7s

    Early No Use releases appeared on New Red Archives, a San Francisco punk label operated by Nicky Garratt of the UK Subs. Believe it or not, in the late 80's it actually made sense that they would be labelmates with Reagan Youth, Social Unrest, and Christ On A Crutch. An AllMusic review describes their early material as, hulking hardcore with mighty fists full of metal. Angry and Threatening. This was a gritty, hardcore punk band, known mostly for their growling vocals and dark lyrical themes. Then came the first unforeseen occurrence: frontman Tony Sly unexpectedly developed into a proficient songwriter and mastered melody like few punk bands can ever do. Nobody knows where those gifts come from and you never see it coming, but suddenly No Use For A Name was starting to make music that people actually liked.

    As is natural, the band kept evolving, and things changed in a major way for the band when they signed to Fat Wreck Chords in the mid-90's. Their 8-song Fat debut, The Daily Grind EP, drew comparisons to Bad Religion and was a marked step up, but it was 1995's, ¡Leche con Carne!, that would cement No Use For A Name as a successful band for years to come. The album was their best yet and bore a hit song (Soul Mate) that landed them on alternative radio charts, which, for a scrappy punk band, was a complete deviation from industry norms. Stranger yet, was that they made a music video and MTV even played the damn thing! What followed obviously was commercial success in the form of six-figure album sales, another anomaly in the world of indie-punk bands and something that would set the stage for later melodic punk bands like Blink 182, et al. From then on it was steady sailing with a string of successful records and tours from the band. Most notably was 1997's darker, and somehow faster, Making Friends; followed by 1999's hyper-catchy More Betterness!. It was during these halcyon days that Chris Shiflett held down 6-string duties for NUFAN before accepting an offer to join Foo Fighters on lead guitar.

    The years went by for the perennial punk powerhouse and the band did numerous world tours, amassing album sales that would eventually total in the 7 figures. Pretty remarkable when you think about it. The new millennium was also a fruitful time for the boys. It started in 2001 with the release of their Live In A Dive album, which was very successful abroad where people were especially hungry for No Use's live performances. In 2002 they released their poppiest effort, Hard Rock Bottom, which was stocked with upbeat tempos and radio-friendly melodies. Their most recent and seemingly final studio album came in 2008. Ironically titled The Feel Good Album Of The Year, the album was a tinge darker and more aggressive than their recent releases and the band reminded us all that their songs still had urgency and bite.

    After 25 years, No Use For A Name disbanded in 2012 when frontman Tony unexpectedly passed away. Anthony J. Sly (November 4, 1970 - July 31, 2012) died at home, in his sleep on a Tuesday morning, at age 41. Fat Mike-label head and long-time friend to Tony-was staggered by the news and offered, One of my dearest friends and favorite songwriters has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed. No one could've predicted his passing, and needless to say, it shook the very foundation of the Fat Wreck family and the underground music community as a whole. Tony was loved and respected by a wide variety of artists and musicians, and nowhere is that more evident than the roster of contributors to The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute; a compilation of NUFAN songs covered by bands like Bad Religion, Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, and many more. Bands from the Americas, Europe, Australia, UK, and even Israel contributed to this final chapter in the storied career of No Use For A Name. The collection will be released on October 29th, 2013, and all proceeds will go towards the Tony Sly Memorial Fund, which has been established to help Tony's wife Brigitte and their daughters, Fiona and Keira.

    1. Turning Japanese
    2. Hybrid Moments
    3. I've Heard
    4. Selwyn's Got a Problem
    5. Enjoy the Silence
    6. Badfish
    7. Dream Police
    8. Fairytale of New York
    9. Making Our Dreams Come True
    10. 1945
    11. Don't Cry for me Argentina
    12. The Munsters' Theme
    13. Beth
    No Use For A Name
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