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The Live Anthology (Sold Out)This one is a must. Decades in the making and culled from hundreds of hours of live concert recordings covering every era of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tours, The Live Anthology spans 1978-2007 and represents the best tracks as personally chosen by producers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, and Ryan Ulyate. The Live Anthology comes on the heels of two sold out tours, the Grammy-winning documentary Runnin Down A Dream (directed by Peter Bogdanovich), and a headline performance at the Super Bowl XLII halftime show. Now, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, one of rock and rolls greatest touring bands, mark their unparalleled string of successes with the release of this landmark collection of live recordings that is unlike anything previously available. This is the bands story told through the music alone.
The producers made no fixes or overdubs, letting the newly-mixed original recordings showcase the invention, spontaneity, craft, and the musicianship that has made Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers among the most celebrated live performers of their time. Along with powerful interpretations of their own classic hits and originals, The Live Anthology features the band tackling some of their best-loved cover material, from classics to obscure beauties to unexpected adaptations including the theme from Goldfinger, the Zombies I Want You Back Again, the Grateful Deads Friend of the Devil, early Fleetwood Macs Oh Well, Booker T. and the MGs Green Onions, James Browns Good, Good Lovin and many more. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers travel wide, paying their musical debts through song and showing just how confidently the band moves across genres and over time.
The Live Anthology features artwork and packaging by renowned contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. All 51 tracks were mastered specifically from the original live performance recordings and pressed onto 7 x 140g audiophile-quality vinyl LPs. An accompanying deluxe book with liner notes offering personal perspective on the band and their music by Tom Petty, Warren Zanes, Bill Flanagan, Robert Hilburn, Joel Selvin, Austin Scaggs, and Phil Sutcliffe rounds out this once-in-a-lifetime set.
This title is not eligible for discount.Ladies And Gentlemen...
Even The Losers
Here Comes My Girl
I Need To Know
A Thing About You
I'm In Love
I'm A Man
Straight Into Darkness
Something In The Air
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Drivin' Down To Georgia
Lost Without You
Diddy Wah Diddy
I Want You Back Again
Friend Of The Devil
A Woman In Love [It's Not Me]
It's Good To Be King
Angel Dream [No. 2]
Learning To Fly
Like A Diamond
Mary Jane's Last Dance
The Wild One, Forever
Any Way You Want It
Runnin' Down A Dream
Crawling Back To You
My Life/Your World
I Won't Back Down
Have Love Will Travel
Don't Come Around Here No More
Good, Good Lovin'
Alright For Now$149.99140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs SealedSold Out
AnthologyAnthology serves as a celebration of The Clean, a band whose influence extends
so far beyond their New Zealand home that even if you have never heard of The
Clean before, you have surely heard of some of the bands (Pavement, Yo La Tengo,
and Superchunk, to name a few) who have been influenced by their unique blend of
homemade garage rock, hook-filled melodies, and psychedelic experimentalism.
The album is a compilation from across The Clean's legendary career, which began in
1981 and continues today. Merge originally released the 2-CD Anthology in 2003, but in
celebration of our 25th anniversary, we felt the time was right to release this essential
collection on quadruple LP.
Anthology kicks off with The Clean's call-to-arms debut "Tally Ho!"; the story of the
infectious track's $60 recording bill is now legendary. It continues with the early EPs
Boodle Boodle Boodle and Great Sounds Great in their entirety. The hits-"Billy Two,"
"Anything Could Happen," "Beatnik," and "Getting Older"-and live favorites like
"Point That Thing Somewhere Else" and instrumentals "Fish" and "At the Bottom"
all serve up memories of the joyous noise that characterized The Clean of that time.
These recordings, mostly made by the band with Chris Knox and Doug Hood at the
helm of the 4-track, capture the bright, raw sound of a classic garage band.
After a brief breakup, the band recorded Vehicle in 1989. Vehicle was made in three days
and engineered by Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody
Valentine). The sounds of Vehicle and the two albums that followed it, Modern Rock
(1994) and Unknown Country (1996), make up the bulk of discs 3 and 4 of the vinyl
Anthology. In addition to selections from these full-length recordings, Anthology includes
two songs released only on an American 7-inch and two that appeared on a bonus
flexi-disc with the Modern Rock LP.LP 1
1. Tally Ho
3. Billy Two
4. Thumbs Off
5. Anything Could Happen
6. Sad Eyed Lady
7. Point That Thing Somewhere Else
10. Side On
11. Slug Song
2. End of My Dream
3. On Again/Off Again
4. At the Bottom
5. Getting Older
6. Scrap Music
7. Whatever I Do Is Right
8. Two Fat Sisters (live at the Rhumba Bar)
10. Quickstep (live at the Gladstone)
11. At the Bottom (live at the Gladstone)
1. Drawing To A Hole
2. I Wait Around
3. The Blue
5. Big Soft Punch
6. Diamond Shine
7. Big Cat
8. Outside the Cage
9. Safe in the Rain
10. Secret Place
11. Do Your Thing
1. Linger Longer
2. Too Much Violence
3. Trapped in Amber
4. Psychedelic Ranger
5. Late Last Night
7. Wipe Me, I'm Lucky
8. Franz Kafka at the Zoo
11. Indigo Blue
13. Twist Top$47.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Playback: The Brian Wilson AnthologyBrian Wilson's eponymous solo debut for Sire in 1988 launched an extended period of renewal for the iconic Beach Boys songwriter. Rhino revisits Wilson's solo career with a new 18-song collection that mixes studio and live recordings with two previously unreleased tracks: Run James Run, a new song Wilson wrote and recorded for this collection, and Some Sweet Day, an unreleased gem he wrote with Andy Paley in the early 1990s for an unfinished recording project.1. Love And Mercy
2. Surf's Up
3. Heroes And Villains
4. Melt Away
5. Let It Shine
6. Some Sweet Day (previously unreleased)
7. Rio Grande
9. Lay Down Burden
10. The First Time
11. This Isn't Love
12. Soul Searchin'
13. Gettin' In Over My Head
14. The Like In I Love You
15. Midnight's Another Day
16. Colors Of The Wind
17. One Kind Of Love
18. Run James Run (previously unreleased)$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998As one quarter of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century, Maureen Moe Tuckers work in the Velvet Underground created a template for all rock drummers that followed. Even today, Moes primal, tribal rhythms can be heard in countless songs from artists around the globe. Her no-nonsense style, spare kit, no drum stool, almost no cymbals, conveyed an urgency and an honesty that was the foundation of the bands sound. In a patchouli-soaked world of 20 minute double-bass drum solos, Moe kept it simple, direct and to the point. As Lou Reed put it, Shes the driving force. The hardcore heart of the Velvets mindset.
Following her tenure with VU, Moe emerged as a solo artist, building a body of work that stretched over three decades. Ranging from home recordings to collaborations with members of Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes, Half-Japanese and her former band, the songs cover a gamut of styles but all bear the unmistakable thumbprint of their creator. Released by various independent labels on LPs, EPs, singles and compact discs, collecting her catalog has been a daunting task. This compilation finally gathers those far-flung tracks in one place.
More than just a drummer, Moe is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, sax, keyboards, harmonica and whatever else the song might need. For prime examples of her DIY recording technique, check out her rendition of Chuck Berrys Around and Around from her debut LP Playin Possum. Recording that album at home on a four-track tape recorder allowed Moe to reconnect with her rock roots and eventually led to a return to live performing.
Moving to Douglas, Georgia as a single mother in the early 80s greatly impacted her songwriting. Themes of workaday blues and tough times are reflected in songs like Spam Again and Thats B.A.D. Loss is also a recurring topic, as in Andy, a touching tribute to the late Andy Warhol. However, it is not all darkness and melancholia. Bursts of exuberance in songs like Hey Mersh! and her loving cover of Bo Diddley radiate infectious joy. Moe also faces the VU legacy head on, reinterpreting seminal tracks like Heroin, Im Waiting for the Man, Pale Blue Eyes and Im Sticking with You and making them her own. Of all the former Velvets, Moes solo work is perhaps the most direct continuation of the bands sound and structure. She never lost her love for pure, lean rock and roll.
This collection has been mastered by Sundazeds Bob Irwin and includes notes by David Fricke. Available on three LPs, Sundazed is honored to present this first-ever career anthology for an uncompromising artist of remarkable tenacity and vision.1. Bo Diddley
3. Slippin and Slidin
4. Around and Around
5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
5. Im Sticking With You
7. Guess Im Falling in Love
9. Hey Mersh!
10. Pale Blue Eyes
12. Talk So Mean (alternate mix)
13. Fired Up (single version)
14. Too Shy (single version)
15. Thats B.A.D.
17. Blue, All the Way to Canada
18. Then He Kissed Me
19. Im Not
20. Im Waiting for the Man
21. Spam Again (live)
22. Crackin Up
23. Ive Seen Into Your Soul
24. Poor Little Fool
25. I Wanna
26. To Know Him is to Love Him
27. Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend
28. After Hours$47.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
An Anthology Of Dead Ends (Awaiting Repress)BACK IN PRINT! A good day for Botch consisted of utterly laying to waste everything in their path and having a grand ol' time while doing so. The same is true of their recordings, huge monstrous concoctions of metal, noise, indie rock guitar trickery, full of depth and minute secrets which slowly secreted themselves with successive listens. There is no question that part of what made Botch so great is their ability as players, but more important, and even more impressive perhaps, was the way they fit the pieces together - odd time signatures, seemingly impossible riffs made to sound easy, the occasional melodic passages, and devastating anthemic movements that managed to inspire hordes while simultaneously escaping the redundant simplicity of the conventional hardcore sing along.
Botch has continued to tour both the US as well as the European continent and have seen many new bands emerge, building upon the tracks they themselves helped to create. Bands like Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, and many others have continued to push the envelope of technical ferocity and awe inspiring performances in the live setting, but still Botch stand alone - proving themselves to be ultimately one of the most entertaining, challenging, and unique entities to have ever existed with in the hardcore realm and beyond it.
This tremendous 6 track EP is a fitting testament to their will and intent, cementing their legacy as one of the untouchable greats, destined to influence the coming generations. We are more than sad to see them go, but as shown from the opening notes of "Spaim", they absolutely refuse to go down quietly and we can all rest assured that the echoes of this explosion will shake us for years to come.1. Spaim
6. Micaragua$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (Awaiting Repress)LPs Cut from the Original Masters at Sterling Sound by Iconic Engineer George Marino
58-Track Behemoth Includes 45 Previously Unreleased Hendrix Studio and Live Recordings
Hendrix's Journey Traced in Music: From Little-Known R&B Sideman to Rock Superstar
Ultimate Hendrix Set is the Jewel of Legacy's Catalog Restoration Project
The wave of newly re-mastered, all-analog Jimi Hendrix titles culminates in the long awaited release of West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. This definitive career-spanning 8-LP Box Set tracks Hendrixs remarkable journey from R&B sideman to international guitar hero. The deluxe set is filled with previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix Experience recordings plus demos, alternate takes, and more. This newly assembled Jimi Hendrix anthology also includes a new Hendrix documentary DVD, directed by the Grammy award-winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, and Beatles: The Studio Recordings). The LPs have been cut from the original masters at Sterling Sound in Manhattan by iconic engineer George Marino.
This long-awaited career-spanning box set tracks Hendrix's remarkable journey from little known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings. West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is not a collection of existing Hendrix albums but instead 45 unreleased Hendrix live and studio recordings including demos and alternate versions of songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland.
West Coast Seattle Boy includes Hendrixs never before heard version of Bob Dylans 'Tears Of Rage, solo acoustic recordings of Electric Ladyland favorites like Long Hot Summer Night and 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be) as well as never before heard live performances from Berkeley and the legendary Band Of Gypsys Fillmore East concert on New Year's Eve 1969 combined together with such new Hendrix songs as Hear My Freedom, Hound Dog Blues, Lonely Avenue and more.
A centerpiece achievement in Legacy Recordings' monumental Jimi Hendrix catalog project, West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is the first Hendrix collection to bring fans access to a comprehensive treasure trove of fresh material -- including demos, alternate takes, live concert jewels and more -- from all phases of the artist's recording career (1964 -1970). It offers the most complete collection of Jimi's pre-Experience R&B performances (including his singles with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, Don Covay, King Curtis and more) to ever be officially anthologized, while bringing together the most comprehensive and revelatory set of fully realized songs, never before heard live performances, alternate studio takes, acoustic and electric demos, and other rarities drawn from every chapter of Hendrix's remarkable life and career.
The newly curated and assembled West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology also includes Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child, a new 90-minute documentary directed by the multiple Grammy-award winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings, Band of Gypsys). An autobiographical journey told in the legendary musician's own words as read by Parliament-Funkadelic's Bootsy Collins, the film incorporates interviews with Hendrix, coupled with the artist's letters, writings and recordings to provide new insight into one of the most enduring icons of popular culture.
The documentary features some of Jimi's greatest performances as well as rare and never before seen footage and photos including--for the first time ever--examples from the Hendrix family archive of the late guitarists personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, and lyrics.
Who better to tell the incredible story of a man's life than the man himself? Jimi was amazing and only his music, with tones and textures that he conjured, can capture the colorful and expansive essence of his time here on earth. I am enthralled with this all-encompassing new anthology which not only illuminates his years on both sides of the Atlantic and beautifully reveals his versatility as a performer, from his R&B origins to his explosion on the pop culture scene, but highlights who he was for those who knew and loved him, says Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix and co-producer of West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology.
An essential and historic addition to the Jimi Hendrix catalog, West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology brings together, for the first time, many of Hendrix's earliest commercial recordings, providing a rare glimpse of the rising rock guitar hero through a series of stellar sideman performances on a set of highly collectible pre-Experience R&B singles.Included on the first 2LPs of West Coast Seattle Boy:
1. Isley Brothers - Testify (1964
2. Don Covay & the Goodtimers - Mercy, Mercy (1964 - #1 Cashbox R&B - #35 Billboard Hot 100)
3. Don Covay & the Goodtimers - Can't Stay Away (1964)
4. Rosa Lee Brooks - My Diary (1965 - written by Arthur Lee)
5. Rosa Lee Brooks - Utee (1965)
6. Little Richard - I Don't Know What You Got But It's Got Me (1965)
7. Little Richard - Dancing All Around The World (1965)
8. Frank Howard & The Commanders - I'm So Glad (1966 - written by Billy Cox)
9. Isley Brothers - Move Over And Let Me Dance (1965)
10. Isley Brothers - Have You Ever Been Disappointed (1965)
11. Ray Sharpe - Help Me (Get The Feeling) (Part I) (1966)
12. The Icemen - (My Girl) She's A Fox (1966)
13. Jimmy Norman - That Little Old Groovemaker (1966)
14. Billy Lamont - Sweet Thang (1968)
15. King Curtis - Instant Groove (1969)
The third and fourth LPs of West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology focus on 1967-68 and Hendrix's breakout sessions with the Jimi Hendrix Experience:
16. Fire (1967) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
17. Are You Experienced (1967) - Previously Unreleased Recording
18. May This Be Love (1967) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
19. Can You See Me (1967) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
20. Love Or Confusion (1967) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
21. Little One (1967) - Previously Unreleased Recording (featuring Dave Mason on sitar)
22. Mr. Bad Luck (1967) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
23. Cat Talking To Me (1967) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
24. Castles Made Of Sand (1967) - Previously Unreleased Recording
25. Tears Of Rage (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
26. Hear My Train A Comin' (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
27. 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be) (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
28. Long Hot Summer Night (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
29. My Friend (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
30. Angel (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
31. Calling All The Devil's Children (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
32. New Rising Sun (1968) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
The fifth and sixth LPs of West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology revisit 1968-1969, both a peak and pivotal period for Hendrix in which the artist was exploring bold new directions on stage and in the studio:
33. Hear My Freedom (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
34. Room Full Of Mirrors (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
35. Shame, Shame, Shame (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
36. Messenger (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
37. Hound Dog Blues (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
38. Untitled Basic Track (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
39. Star Spangled Banner (1969) - Previously Unreleased Original Mix
40. Purple Haze (1969) - Previously Unreleased Original Mix
41. Young/Hendrix (1969) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
42. Mastermind (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
43. Message To Love (1969) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
44. Fire (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
45. Foxey Lady (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
Opening with Hendrix's incendiary New Year's Eve performance of Stone Free at New York's Fillmore East on December 31, 1969 and closing with a previously unheard recording from Hendrix alone in his Greenwich Village apartment in 1970, the seventh and eighth LPs of West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology provides a fascinating portrait of an artist at his fiery best, working on the future:
46. Stone Free (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
47. Burning Desire (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
48. Lonely Avenue (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
49. Everlasting First (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording (featuring Arthur Lee)
50. Freedom (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
51. Peter Gunn/Catastrophe (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
52. In From The Storm (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
53. All God's Children (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
54. Red House (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
55. Play That Riff [Thank You] (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
56. Bolero (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
57. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
58. Suddenly November Morning (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording$99.99Vinyl LP - Limited Edition 8 LP Box Set Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
12. Dark Star
13. Christine$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1001 Nights Limited
1001 Nights is a comprehensive anthology of the ethereal Damon and Naomi featuring videos and live performances by the duo from 2001 through 2009. This road trip through the decade includes live footage of Damon and Naomi and friends they met up with along the way including: Ghost, The Clientele and Richard Youngs. Damon and Naomi curated 1001 Nights and included a rare live version of Blue Thunder that was originally performed by their legendary previous band-Galaxie 500.Limited Edition includes: Damon & Naomi: Live in San Sebastian.1. Judah and the Maccabees
2. The New World
3. Eye of the Storm
4. Song to the Siren
5. The Navigator
6. The Great Wall
7. I Dreamed of the Caucasus
8. New York City
10. Turn of the Century
11. Love$34.99Box Set Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
40 Greatest HitsImport
Legendary Country singer Hank Williams (1923 - 1953) lived a short and troubled life. But despite his short career, he scored many number 1 hits in the USA. Williams's vocals, steeped in emotion, have influenced generations of artists. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous musicians, and have been hits in various genres including Pop, Gospel and Blues.
The 2LP includes such number 1 hits as Lovesick Blues, Jambalaya (On The Bayou), Kaw-liga and Your Cheatin' Heart. This anthology is the perfect starting point for newcomers to Hanks Williams' recorded legacy.LP1
1. Move It On Over
2. A Mansion On The Hill
3. Lovesick Blues
4. Wedding Bells
5. Mind Your Own Business
6. You're Gonna Change (or I'm Gonna Leave)
7. Lost Highway
8. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
9. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
10. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living
11. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
12. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
13. Why Don't You Love Me
14. Why Should We Try Anymore
15. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
16. Moanin' The Blues
17. Nobody's Lonesome For Me
18. Cold Cold Heart
19. Dear John
20. Howlin' At The Moon
1. I Can't Help It (if I'm Still In Love With You)
2. Hey, Good Lookin'
3. Crazy Heart
4. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
5. Baby, We're Really In Love
6. Ramblin' Man
7. Honky Tonk Blues
8. I'm Sorry For You My Friend
9. Half As Much
10. Jambalaya (on The Bayou)
11. Window Shopping
12. Settin' The Woods On Fire
13. You Win Again
14. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
16. Your Cheatin' Heart
17. Take These Chains From My Heart
18. I Won't Be Home No More
19. Weary Blues From Waitin'
20. I Saw The Light$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ain't It Hard! Garage & Psych from Viva RecordsThe short-lived Viva Records label was one wildly eclectic outfit. Helmed by hitmaker Snuff Garrett, this Los Angeles-based imprint targeted the teen marketplace with a series of extraordinary garage / psych / pop singles. The labels command of popular styles prevailed across these Top 40 hopefuls, ranging from the stomping beat of the Shindogs to the psych-fuzz nirvana of the Sound Sandwich. And theres Class of 66 garage-grunge from the Wailers and the Second Helping (yes, thats a teenage Kenny Loggins howling at the moon on the positively snarling Let Me In, among other selections). With a supporting cast led by Leon Russell and J.J. Cale and bolstered with choice Snuff Garrett Productions like Gypsy Trips and Sunday Servants, Aint It Hard! stands as an essential anthology of Sunset Strip sixties sounds!1. Apothecary Dream - The Sound Sandwich
2. Let Me In - The Second Helping
3. Psychotic Reaction - The Leathercoated Minds
4. I Don't Want to Follow You - The Wailers
5. Ain't It Hard - Gypsy Trips
6. Hard Times - The Second Helping
7. Eight Miles High - The Leathercoated Minds
8. On Friday - The Second Helping
9. Tow Away - The Sound Sandwich
10. Who Do You Think You Are - The Shindogs
11. Floating Downstream on an Inflatable Rubber Raft - The Second Helping
12. Zig Zag News - The Sound Sandwich$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (Awaiting Repress)Natalie Merchant's career began when, as a college student, she joined the seminal alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Serving as lead vocalist, lyricist, and sometime pianist, Merchant released five critically acclaimed studio albums with the band, including the platinum-selling In My Tribe (1987), Blind Man's Zoo (1989), Our Time in Eden (1992), and MTV Unplugged (1993). Merchant left the group in 1993, after 12 years, to record her first solo album. Tigerlily (1995) was certified five-times platinum, and was followed by the platinum Ophelia (1998), Natalie Merchant Live (1999), and Motherland (2001).
In 2010, Merchant returned with a thematic double album entitled Leave Your Sleep, her debut for Nonesuch Records. A meditation on childhood and mothering, the anthology comprised 19th and 20th century American and British classic children's poetry by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Robert Graves, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings that Merchant had set to music. The result was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, with The Wall Street Journal calling it an ideal fit between poetic and musical forms, and the Independent, a hugely ambitious and beautifully realized double album.1. San Andreas Fault
2. Beloved Wife
5. The Letter
6. Where I Go
7. I May Know the Word
8. Seven Years
9. Cowboy Romance
11. Wonder$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New DumbDrunk Is The New Sober and Stupid Is The New Dumb are the twin subtitles of Drunk & Stupid, Dots Will Echo's debut album on Asthmatic Kitty, but those aren't just arch witticisms, they encapsulate the apparent contradictions that power the New Jersey duo's music. The warmly weird world created by multi-instrumentalist Nick Berry and drummer Kurt Biroc seems simultaneously sacred and profane, edgy and accessible, sad and transcendently silly. What else would you expect from a group that describes itself as "dour moralizers and drunken assholes" and identifies its key influences as "A little bit The Incredible String Band, a little bit AC/DC?"
"I can see the carnival lights from here," sings Berry in a half-crazed, half-elated tone at the beginning of the opening track, "I Like It," sounding like either a psychotic infatuated with his own attractive fantasy world or a genius inventor marveling at the luminous landscape he's created. It's up to the listener to decide which, but either way it's 100% Dots Will Echo.
Everything on Drunk & Stupid was played by Berry and Biroc, with the basic tracks recorded in a single marathon, three-day session. "I meant this to be a very raw recording, capturing the way we sound live," says Berry, who plays everything from guitars and keyboards to Autoharp, glockenspiel, and Andean charango over the course of the album, as he and Biroc build their own beautifully ramshackle universe from the ground up before your very ears.
"A poorly played violin can sound better than a well played piano," says Berry half-jokingly of the organic, offhand feel of the tracks. From the first moment, Drunk & Stupid makes the listener a fly on the wall for a day in the life of Dots Will Echo, with snatches of goofy studio chatter interspersed between tunes. The bit that leads into the crooked campfire singalong "I'm a Monkey" is particularly telling, as Berry spontaneously announces, "I want to try a song I dreamt the other night," Biroc disapprovingly asks, "In the studio?" and Berry blithely counters, "Yeah, why not?"
In fact, Berry dreams a large percentage of his songs. "Some are stupid, but I let 'em fly anyway," he says self-deprecatingly, "but the really stupid ones, nobody's ever gonna hear." By the time they enter our waking world, Berry's tunes bear trace elements of psychedelia, power pop, field-recording folk, DIY post-punk, and tantalizingly trashy garage rock (the duo does in fact rehearse in Biroc's garage). "What You Tryin' To Do," for instance, comes off like Sister Lovers-era Big Star recording for Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, while the giddy blastoff of "Rocket Girl" evokes early XTC covered by Guided By Voices, and the fragile, almost-ominous beauty of the hushed, acoustic ballad "Gates of Eden" feels like the greatest song Neil Young never wrote for Galaxie 500.
The black humor that inhabits an impressive amount of real estate in the Dots Will Echo neighborhood isn't the whistling-through-the-graveyard variety, but rather the kind that finds all of creation to be a bit of a knee-slapper. Like the great writers in every medium, Berry finds the human dilemma a source of endless hilarity, even though you can always hear the big, gently bruised heart beating at the core of every song on Drunk & Stupid. Berry sounds like an amphetamine-fueled tour guide as he walks us through a field of mankind's folly on "Seven Deadly Sins," his loopy lyrics punctuated by Captain Beefheart-esque bursts of six-string cubism.
Even when things get apocalyptic, as on the minimalist stomp of the cautionary "Shitstorm," Berry exhibits so much obvious glee in announcing the impending arrival of the titular phenomenon that you can't help singing "there's a shitstorm coming" right along with him and bobbing your head randomly to the track's triumphantly spastic anti-groove. The deceptively mellow-sounding anthem of global dystopia "History's Grave" was written in early 2008, but Berry notes, "Since then many of the events mentioned or alluded to have come to pass. This made me feel a little bit like a character in a Stephen King novel."
At the same time, Drunk & Stupid sports songs like "Be a Friend" and "So Deep the Night," lambent, low-key ballads that balance between bittersweet and unabashedly sentimental without ever turning mawkish. On these tracks, the Lennon-like undertone in Berry's voice rises to the top of the mix, tapping into an almost spiritual vibe and making for some of the most undeniably poignant moments on the album.
Berry and Biroc, who also work together at the same day job (the drummer is Berry's boss), have been making music together since 2004, hashing out their ideas in Biroc's garage and documenting them in Berry's basement studio. Along the way, they've made unofficial micro-pressings of their work, mostly for passing around to friends and admirers in an ad hoc fashion, but Drunk & Stupid represents the first time the duo's freewheeling work has ever been properly presented to the public at large as a full-on album. With all the material the prolific pair has been stockpiling, they had a huge tally of tunes to haul along with them for this project, and hearing it is a little like stumbling for the first time into a lost world with a long legacy of its own rituals, relics, regalia, and history. But once you wander in, you can't imagine how you ever existed without it.
Originally meant to be two separate discs (the vinyl version is a double LP with download codes for bonus tracks), Drunk & Stupid is a wild ride that clocks in at just under 80 minutes and boasts 19 songs overflowing with insanely catchy melodies, endearingly off-kilter arrangements, and a strangely satisfying blend of the divine and the absurd." As Berry says, "We try to allow for the will of the universe to have a large part in our music. There must be something sacred in mistakes. This is our explanation for being fuck-ups."1. Untitled
2. I Like It
3. Untitled II
4. I'm a Monkey
6. Be a Friend
7. Whatcha Tryin to Do
8. Rocket Girls
10. Run Away Anna
11. History's Grave
12. Sweet Sweet Sanity
14. Who Left You Here
15. The Future
16. Untitled III
17. Peace in Your Life
18. Our Little Part of the World
19. Untitled IV
20. Gates of Eden
21. Visions of Light
22. Seven Deadly Sins
23. So Deep the Night$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Mojo (Out Of Stock)Some time in the last few years Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers took a left turn. Maybe it was when Petty woke up in the night with the idea of reuniting his first band, Mudcrutch, to cut the album they never got a chance to make back in the early 70s. Maybe it was when the Heartbreakers assembled the mammoth multi-disc The Live Anthology, which detailed thirty years of concerts. Maybe it was when they gave all their home movies, outtakes and live footage to director Peter Bogdanovich to create the Grammy-winning four-hour career documentary Runnin' Down A Dream. There have been side projects and experiments since the band last went into the studio to cut a new Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. With Mojo, they have taken their recent freedom and experimentation to heart. They have gone off the reservation and all signs indicate they aren't coming back.
The first thing that hits you about Mojo is that the spirit of the Mudcrutch sessions has carried on with the Heartbreakers. This is the sound of a band playing together in a room, not a studio, facing each other, all singing and playing at the same time. The music is alive, with no overdubs or studio trickery. What you hear is what they created on the spot at that time.
Tom Petty says, With this album, I want to show other people what I hear with the band. Mojo is where the band lives when it's playing for itself.
As for the songs, Mojo showcases a wide variety of American music from rock n' roll to country and both electric and acoustic blues. And then there are the images in Petty's lyrics which slip in on the melodies and set up a home in your head: The barefoot girl in the high grass chewing on a stick of sugar cane, the run-in with the law that begins when a carload of buddies decide to party with the motel maids, and the hilariously audacious idea of opening an album with an electric blues rocker about Thomas Jefferson's love affair with Sally Hemings.
Mojo has juice and guts but it also has some sweet balladry for the slow dancers and even a wacked-out reggae number that is unlike anything that the Heartbreakers have done before. It's the kind of album nobody's supposed to be able to make anymore. It got here just in time.LP 1
1. Jefferson Jericho Blues
2. First Flash of Freedom
3. Running Man's Bible
4. The Trip to Pirate's Cove
6. No Reason to Cry
7. I Should Have Known It
1. U.S. 41
2. Takin' My Time
3. Let Yourself Go
4. Don't Pull Me Over
5. Lover's Touch
6. High In the Morning
7. Something Good Coming
8. Good Enough$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock