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    Unrest

    Import


    Limited Edition - Only 1000 Copies

    Includes Printed Inner Sleeve

    Dating from 1974, and following on from the re-release of Legend, this is
    the second in our series of vinyl reissues of the original Virgin Albums.
    Geoff Leigh had left the group and Lindsay Cooper joined on Bassoon,
    Oboe, Flute, Soprano Sax. The mix was more 'live' than Legend, with the
    drums much more up front. The first half is highly composed material, with
    some of the Cow's best loved tunes, like Half Asleep Half Awake and
    Bittern Storm Over Ulm. For the second half the material was all written in
    the studio, using loops, vari-speed tapes and electronics, and
    superimposing live improvisation and composed passages. 180 gram HQ
    vinyl on a limited edition of 1000 copies
    Classic, historic and still relevant.

    Side A:
    1. Bittern Storm Over Ulm
    2. Half Asleep; Half Awake
    3.Ruins


    Side B:
    1. Solemn Music
    2. Linguaphonie
    3. Upon entering the Hotel Adlon
    4. Arcades
    5. Deluge

    Henry Cow
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Blessed Unrest The Blessed Unrest Quick View

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    The Blessed Unrest

    Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles takes her piano-driven, platinum-selling songwriting to the next level on her album The Blessed Unrest. She has seen #1 albums, national sold-out tours and support slots with bands such as Maroon 5 and Sugarland. She has appeared on hit shows such as Community, 30 Rock and The Sing-Off(host). There's nothing that Sara Bareilles can't do.
    1. Brave
    2. Chasing The Sun
    3. Hercules
    4. Manhattan
    5. Satellite Call
    6. Little Black Dress
    7. Cassiopeia
    8. 1000 Times
    9. I Choose You
    10. Eden
    11. Islands
    12. December
    Sara Bareilles
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    BoySetsFire

    The captivating euphoria that has been building around long-running Delaware post-hardcore veterans BoySetsFire for years has been channeled into 13 songs that contrast with the rage of their previous album, 2013's comeback effort While a Nation Sleeps..., with rousing optimism seeping from every pore. BoySetsFire is a reawakening of all the strengths within the band, conveying sociopolitical unrest and personal joy through powerfully anthemic rock power and hardcore intensity.
    1. Savage Blood
    2. Cutting Room Floor
    3. Don't Panic
    4. Ordinary Lives
    5. One Match
    6. The Filth Is Rising
    7. Torches To Paradise
    8. Coward
    9. Heaven Knows
    10. Fall From Grace
    11. Dig Your Grave
    12. Breathe In, Bleed Out
    13. Bled Dry
    BoySetsFire
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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
    AC4
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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

    Insert


    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
    $34.99
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    Giving And Receiving

    On Lakes newest full-length album, Giving & Receiving, the sense that the world was at a serious state of unrest during its inception is haunting. The album was put together during the time when the Gulf oil spill was bumming everyone out, and this did a great deal to seep into the songs themselves, such as on the albums title track with the lyrics: there used to be fish in the ocean baby.


    But thats not to say that the album is depressing, it actually soars with beautiful melodies and gentle, yet deliberate instrumentation. Written partially while staying at a little cabin in Northern Sweden, which band member Ashley says is the only place shes ever truly heard silence, songs like Skeleton Costume, and Pilgrims Day were born in a shed there, and have the creaky barn wood/fresh air sound to prove it.


    The album as a whole is all about moving forward; realizing what we as people are given every day, and figuring out how to pay back for it whenever possible. In the bands own words: Giving and Receiving is meant to be uplifting. It offers an antidote to depression. The more that you give, the more that you receive.


    1. Intro

    2. One Small Step
    3. Roger Miller
    4. Within/Without
    5. The Stars
    6. Stumble Around
    7. Giving & Receiving
    8. Mother Natures Promise
    9. Skeleton Costume
    10. Bird and the Berry
    11. Interlude
    12. Pilgrims Day
    13. Efforts
    14. Distant Stars

    Lake
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  • A Sleep & A Forgetting A Sleep & A Forgetting Quick View

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    A Sleep & A Forgetting

    Islands new album A Sleep & A Forgetting continues the bands penchant for crafting adventuresome and infectious state of the art pop music. But this time band leader Nick Thorburn has infused the songs with a personal introspection that gives the record a new and powerful emotional resonance. The new album was produced by Thorburn and fellow Islands member Evan Gordon in less than two weeks, and the 11 songs were recorded live with hardly a single overdub. Its a stripped down process and beautifully understated sound which only reinforces the confessional content of the lyrics.


    This comes together to striking effect on songs like the darkly dramatic Oh Maria, written in the voice of Buddy Hollys anguished young widow and her reoccurring crash site dreams. She would have these dreams about being in the field where his plane went down,Thorburn says. She would be trying desperately to get past all the bystanders to see him one last time. Its such an evocative story it just stuck with me. And its absolutely consistent with the albums themes of heartbreak, death and dreaming. Far from being selfâ€pitying, A Sleep & A Forgetting powerfully transforms personal unrest into affecting and soulful pop music.


    The LP version of A Sleep & A Forgetting comes with a cool and unique hidden track, toward the end of side 2 the album comes to false end with a locking groove of ambient loops. Listeners may then lift the stylus and find a hidden bonus track that closes the LP.

    1. In A Dream It Seemed Real
    2. This Is Not A Song
    3. Never Go Solo
    4. No Crying
    5. Hallways
    6. Can't Feel My Face
    7. Lonely Love
    8. Oh Maria
    9. Cold Again
    10. Don't I Love You
    11. Same Thing
    Islands
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    More Faithful (Awaiting Repress)

    More Faithful is No Joy's third full-length for Mexican Summer, and bears the fruits of a band that redefined its work ethic in the gulf of time between recording sessions. The outcome - the juxtaposition of unrest and calm, beauty and chaos, truth and fantasy, in the throes of dimed amps and hair-whipping guitar goddess rock music - is as unwavering as ever. But where Wait To Pleasure balanced textural differences with the freewheeling novelty of the studio environment, More Faithful documents a much more rigorous creative process and performance, one in which the group, recording in NYC and Costa Rica, pushed themselves to new peaks of intensity.


    All of the record's 11 songs, in whole or in part, jump at the listener with atypical tunings and key changes, tension from odd time signatures and an upfront rhythmic presence, and the force demonstrated in their live show. It's the most forward, throttling record No Joy has made to date, taking their set of influences to the wall in a brazen display of beauty-laced power. Shoegaze and ethereal and alternative rock revivals be damned; More Faithful pushes No Joy to the breaking point. They've leveled themselves, turning a break-up record into a breakthrough.

    1. Remember Nothing
    2. Everything New
    3. Hollywood Teeth
    4. Moon in my Mouth
    5. Burial in Twos
    6. Corpo Dæmon
    7. Bolas
    8. Chalk Snake
    9. Rude Films
    10. I am an Eye Machine
    11. Judith
    No Joy
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    Total Explosion

    During his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, All I got to give is me. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, Excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me to the River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings I carry my piece, everywhere I go, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.

    -AllMusic
    1. I Only Have Love
    2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
    3. Star Bright Star Lite
    4. Whatch What You Do To Me
    5. Steppin' Out
    6. Take Me To The River
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
    9. That's Just My Luck
    Syl Johnson
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    Von

    The heaps of praise during 2000 surrounding 1999's Ágætis Byrjun brought surprisingly little attention to Sigur Rós' first record, released in 1997. Remaining available only through the band's Icelandic label, it took some effort to obtain, but those who did get a copy probably found it to be just as adventurous as Agætis. Though darker and more fractured than the string-laden nooks of the follow-up, it's just as sprawling and outright bombastic. It's remarkable that such a young band would be this experimental at this stage in their lifespan, but the sheer breadth gets to be an albatross. Poking fun at '70s prog rock is just as easy as shooting at cement gargoyles on a suburban rooftop, especially when you're an indie kid or a fan of post-rock. But Sigur Rós makes Yes look like the Minutemen. Whittled down to 40 minutes, Von would be considerably more effective than it already is. As a mood setter, the 10-minute opening track really takes about three minutes to do what it needs, and a few other spots seem to drag on for the sake of sucking time. That doesn't prevent Von from being impressive, veering from Gavin Bryars-style aquatic minimalism to My Bloody Valentine-style dream pop. Varying states of isolationist ambience run throughout, whether evoking unrest or tranquil rest. You can practically envision a stray headboard floating through the Sinking of the Titanic-type passages, and the lush Myrkur comes from a planet where MBV's Kevin Shields and Kitchens of Distinction's Julian Swales are accorded the level or worship that Earth gives to Hendrix and Clapton. And then there's that voice, one of the most distinctly unintelligible voices since the Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser. Boy? Girl? One would be hard-pressed to guess without liner notes. Based on pure sound, Von is just as much of a treat as the acclaimed follow-up.


    - Andy Kellman (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Sigur Rós
    2. Dögun
    3. Hún Jörð
    4. Leit að lífi
    5. Myrkur
    6. 18 sekúndur fyrir sólarupprás
    7. Hafssól


    LP 2
    1. Veröld ný og óð
    2. Von
    3. Mistur
    4. Syndir Guðs (Opinberun frelsarans)
    5. Rukrym

    Sigur Ros
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  • Payola (Deluxe) Payola (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Payola (Deluxe)

    More than a decade after putting out their first album,
    Desaparecidos return with a follow-up that breathes new life
    into their brutal fusion of protest music and punk. Though the
    band never truly parted ways, vocalist/guitarist Conor Oberst,
    guitarist Denver Dalley, keyboardist Ian McElroy, bassist/vocalist
    Landon Hedges, and drummer Matt Baum have spent much of the
    past 13 years pursuing other ambitions (including Oberst's work
    as a solo artist and Bright Eyes frontman). Fueling their Epitaph
    Records debut Payola with the same spirit of unrest that propelled
    2002's Read Music/Speak Spanish, Desaparecidos now match
    that passion with a fuller, more furious sound and gut-punching
    commentary on everything from immigration reform and the healthcare
    debate to gun control and Wall Street bailouts.


    With its title capturing what McElroy calls "these endless
    examples of what's wrong with the whole money culture happening
    in America today," Payola was co-produced by the band and their
    longtime collaborator Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, The Faint, Man
    Man). Recorded in several bursts over the past few years at ARC
    Studios in Omaha, the album's 14 tracks pack a barrage of outcry
    and insight into each sharply crafted lyric while storming forward
    with a ferocious energy. And in their implausibly melodic
    blend of blistering riffs, lead-heavy rhythms, and savage vocal
    work, Desaparecidos reveal a bottled-up intensity that suggests
    a band whose chemistry's stronger than ever before. "It wasn't
    like we were trying to recapture some former glory," says Oberst
    of Desaparecidos' long-planned reunion in the studio. "It was
    like we had to do this, and we had to do it now."

    1. The Left is Right
    2. The Underground Man
    3. City on the Hill
    4. Golden Parachutes
    5. Radicalized
    6. MariKKKopa
    7. Te Amo Camila Vallejo
    8. Ralphy's Cut
    9. Backsell
    10. Slacktivist
    11. Search the Searches
    12. 10 Steps Behind
    13. Von Maur Massacre
    14. Anonymous
    Desaparecidos
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    Total Explosion (Pure Pleasure)

    During his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Syl Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, »all I got to give is me«. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, »excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed«; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me To The River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings »I carry my piece, everywhere I go«, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.



    Musicians:



    • Syl Johnson (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Archie Turner & Earl Randle (piano)

    • Charlie Hodges (organ, piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)




    Recording: 1973 by Willie Mitchell at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee

    Production: Willie Mitchell




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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


    1. I Only Have Love
    2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
    3. Star Bright Star Lite
    4. Whatch What You Do To Me
    5. Steppin' Out
    6. Take Me To The River
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
    9. That's Just My Luck
    Syl Johnson
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    Hiss Spun

    Features Etching On Side D (No Music)

    While past albums operated on the intimacy of stripped-down folk music (The Grime and the Glow, Unknown Rooms), or the throbbing pulse of supplemental electronics (Pain Is Beauty, Abyss), Chelsea Wolfe's sixth official album Hiss Spun wrings its exquisiteness out of a palette of groaning bass, pounding drums, and crunching distortion. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), the album was conceived as an emotional purge, a means of coming to terms with the tumult of the outside world by exploring the complexities of one's inner unrest. I'm at odds with myself, she explains. I got tired of trying to disappear. The record became very personal in that way. I wanted to open up more, but also create my own reality. Hiss Spun features contributions by Aaron Turner (Old Man Gloom, SUMAC) and Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure).

    1. Spun
    2. 16 Psyche
    3. Vex (feat. Aaron Turner)
    4. Strain
    5. The Culling
    6. Particle Flux
    7. Twin Fawn
    8. Offering
    9. Static Hum
    10. Welt
    11. Two Spirit
    12. Scrape
    Chelsea Wolfe
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  • Give 'Em Enough Rope Give 'Em Enough Rope Quick View

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    Give 'Em Enough Rope


    Newly Remastered By The Clash From Original Tapes To Audiophile Quality


    All Artwork Recreated From Original Release Including Replicated Fully Printed Inner Sleeves.


    Listening to The Clash's sophomore release, Give 'Em Enough Rope, 23 years after its debut is a rare moment where sound and emotional intensity hold over time. This album is as relevant as ever, given the transition and volatility of modern times.


    Bolstered by some of the best rock 'n' roll riffs, melodies and lyrical observations, it's a joy to throw this old friend on the turntable, sit back, and listen to its familiar and poignant sounds.


    What sets The Clash apart from other punk bands is their attention to musicianship and the honest articulation of their frustration and unrest. From the heralding anthem Safe European Home, to the finale All The Young Punks, the record balances the viperous and angst-y zeitgeist of the late 1970s with catchy tunes and toe-tapping rock.


    The LP was rated 1978' Album of the Year by Rolling Stone and Time magazines. It has proven itself over time to be one of the greatest records by any band.

    1. Safe European Home
    2. English Civil War
    3. Tommy Gun
    4. Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad
    5. Last Gang In Town
    6. Guns On The Roof
    7. Drug-Stabbing Time
    8. Stay Free
    9. Cheapskates
    10. All The Young Punks (New Boots And Contracts)
    The Clash
    $24.99
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  • Walk In Africa 1979-81 (Discontinued) Walk In Africa 1979-81 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Walk In Africa 1979-81 (Discontinued)

    Remastered From Original Sources


    Vinyl Cut By John Golden And Pressed At RTI


    First Ever Anthology


    2xLP Housed In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Jacket With 20-pg Book, And Download Card Full Full Anthology


    Scholarly Liner Notes By Punk In Africa Film Director Keith Jones


    Unseen Photos, Flyers, And Band Ephemera


    The South Africa of the late 1970s was neither the right place nor time to launch a mixed-race punk band. Yet, following the student-inspired Soweto Uprising of 1976, it was also exactly the right conditions to foster a band like National Wake, one formed in an underground commune, and one whose very name exists in protest at the divisive, racist apartheid regime. Never before collected together, Light In The Attic is set to release National Wake's full body of work as Walk In Africa 1979-81.


    Featured heavily in the recent documentary Punk In Africa , National Wake played punk, reggae and tropical funk, equally at home in the city's rock underground and the township nightclub circuit. Ivan Kadey started the band with two brothers, Gary and Punka Khoza. The three were from different worlds - while Ivan was an outsider, a Jewish orphan born in the traditional Johannesburg immigrant neighborhood, Gary, Punka and their family were forcibly moved to the troubled township of Soweto under the apartheid regime. Later joined by guitarist Steve Moni, the whole band grew up against a backdrop of township unrest, social upheaval and suburban tedium that characterized apartheid-era South Africa.


    National Wake released just one album, in 1981. It sold approximately 700 copies before being withdrawn under government pressure. The band subsequently disintegrated, but their influence could be traced in the racially mixed post-punk underground centered around Rockey Street in Johannesburg throughout the 1980s, their legacy transmitted through fanzines and underground cassette trading.


    Sadly, Gary and Punka Khoza both passed away in their 40s. Kadey now works as an architect in Los Angeles, but his attention eventually turned back to the band as their legacy grew in the digital era, with the emergence of specialized music websites and Punk In Africa leading to their rediscovery. Czech State Radio memorably described the band as "perhaps the most dissident music scene of the 20th century: a multi-racial punk band in a fascist police state."


    In 2011, Kadey re-released the band's self-titled album on CD in South Africa, but spoke about having more than 20 tracks that had never seen the light of day - until now. "All of these recordings put together they speak of the whole evolution of the band," he has said. "From a sort of naive, almost belief that we could miraculously change everything to realizing what a struggle it was, and what the country was going through and what it would go through."

    LP1
    1. International News
    2. It's All Right
    3. Walk In Africa
    4. Time And Place
    5. Corner House Stone
    6. Mercenaries
    7. Wake Of The Nation
    8. Supaman


    LP2
    1. Speed It Up
    2. Beat Up The Lights
    3. Black Punk Rockers
    4. Stratocaster
    5. Everybody
    6. Vatsiketeni

    National Wake
    $24.99
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    Pollinator

    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
    Blondie
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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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