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  • YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra Quick View

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    YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra

    This first YMO album was released in 1978 in Japan ('79 in Europe) and set a precedent in the music industry like never before. By releasing this daring album, YMO shook the world with their Synthpop','at the time a revelation as well as a revolution.


    YMO created their own sound, far ahead of its time. The band was amongst the first to use a computer music composer, which was a programmed Roland MC-8 Microcomposer developed by Hideki Matsutake (composer, arranger and computer programmer). The trio mainly used electronic equipment on this album. The only acoustic instruments used were a piano and marimba percussion set. This type of production was never heard of before and set about a new movement within the music business.


    Featuring the hit Firecracker, an infectious and exotic Martin Denny cover, which became a staple in the early Hip Hop scene in New York.

    LP1
    1. Computer Game theme From The Circus (instrumental)
    2. Firecracker (instrumental)
    3. Simoon (album Version)
    4. Cosmic Surfin' (instrumental)
    5. Computer Game theme From The Invader (instrumental)
    6. Yellow Magic (tong Poo) (instrumental)
    7. La Femme Chinoise (album Version)
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Music (instrumental)
    9. Mad Pierrot (instrumental)


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    1. Computer Game theme From The Circus (instrumental)
    2. Firecracker (instrumental)
    3. Simoon (instrumental)
    4. Cosmic Surfin' (album Version)
    5. Computer Game theme From The Invader (instrumental)
    6. Tong Poo (instrumental)
    7. La Femme Chinoise (album Version)
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Music (instrumental)
    9. Mad Pierrot (instrumental)

    10. Acrobat (instrumental)

    Yellow Magic Orchestra
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • After Service After Service Quick View

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    After Service

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve / 4 Page Booklet


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Vinyl


    On their 2nd live album, recorded during their 83-84 World Tour and released in 1984, again YMO succeeded in producing a live album with incredible audio quality.


    Vibrant, lively, energetic and infectious as ever, the crowds can't seem to get enough. Listen to this live album and you will want to go back in time to experience the brilliance yourself.

    LP 1
    1. Propaganda

    2. Tong Poo
    3. Behind The Mask

    4. Solid State Survivor

    5. La Femme Chinoise
    6. Ongaku

    7. Focus
    8. Ballet

    9. Wild Ambitions

    10. Kai-Koh


    LP 2
    1. Expecting Rivers

    2. See-Through

    3. Key

    4. Technopolis

    5. Rydeen

    6. You've Got To Help Yourself
    7. Kageki Na Syukujo

    8. Kimi Ni Mune Kyun - Uwaki Na Vacances

    9. Firecracker

    Yellow Magic Orchestra
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  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Awaiting Repress) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 91/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    2014 Remaster by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering From The Original Analogue Tapes


    Mastered For Vinyl by Doug Sax & Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Inc, Ojai, CA


    2014 version of the iconic 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album mastered for vinyl by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, California.
    This is two discs of heavy 180GM audiophile quality vinyl. Selling over 31 million albums worldwide and going platinum in the US seven times over,
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is widely regarded as the album that made Elton John a household name. Includes 'Benny and The Jets', 'Goodbye Yellow
    Brick Road', 'Candle In The Wind', 'Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting' and 'Harmony'.

    1. Funeral For a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)
    2. Candle in the Wind
    3. Bennie and the Jets - (live)
    4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    5. This Song Has No Title
    6. Grey Seal
    7. Jamaica Jerk-Off
    8. I've Seen That Movie Too
    9. Sweet Painted Lady
    10. Ballad of Danny Bailey, The (1909-34)
    11. Dirty Little Girl
    12. All the Girls Love Alice
    13. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'N Roll)
    14. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
    15. Roy Rogers
    16. Social Disease
    17. Harmony
    Elton John
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine Quick View

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    Yellow Submarine

    Sourced From the Original Master Tapes


    Pressed on 180 gram vinyl


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios


    The soundtrack to The Beatles' animated film of the same name, Yellow Submarine presents four new Beatles tracks recorded between 1967 and early 1968. In addition, George Martin's score for the film rounds out the effort. While not considered a "proper" album, Yellow Submarine contains many memorable moments-George Harrison's psychedelic "Only a Northern Song," peppered with organ and candid sentiments, and "It's All Too Much," carried on the shoulders of a mesmerizing Mellotron, gigantic percussion, and titanic guitar feedback.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.

    1. Yellow Submarine
    2. Only A Northern Song
    3. All Together Now
    4. Hey Bulldog
    5. It's All Too Much
    6. All You Need Is Love
    7. Pepperland
    8. Sea of Time
    9. Sea of Holes
    10. Sea of Monsters
    11. March Of The Meanies
    12. Pepperland Laid Waste
    13. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland

    The Beatles
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Yellow House Yellow House Quick View

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    Yellow House

    Upon releasing their lauded album Yellow House, in 2006, Grizzly Bear has become one of independent music's most internationally-renowned talents. This break-through album is being made available now for the first time on 180 gram, heavy-weight vinyl.
    1. Easier
    2. Lullabye
    3. Knife
    4. Central and Remote
    5. Plans
    6. Little Brother
    7. Marla
    8. On A Neck, On A Spit
    9. Reprise
    10. Colorado
    Grizzly Bear
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Yellow Moon Yellow Moon Quick View

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    Yellow Moon

    The Neville Brothers made a bid for pop/rock stardom with the well-produced A&M debut album Yellow Moon. For this album, they enlisted the help of producer Daniel Lanois to meld their voices and rhythms with his swampy dreamscapes. Continuing with its vinyl reissue initiative, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on standard weight black vinyl for the first time in over 20 years.
    1. My Blood
    2. Yellow Moon
    3. Fire and Brimstone
    4. A Change Is Gonna Come
    5. Sister Rosa
    6. With God On Our Side
    7. Wake Up
    8. Voodoo
    9. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
    10. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
    11. Healing Chant
    12. Wild Injuns
    The Neville Brothers
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  • Green And Yellow Green And Yellow Quick View

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    Green And Yellow

    First Ever Reissue


    Green and Yellow is the collected recordings of
    legendary lost 1970s Deep South freaksters, THE
    STROKE BAND. Seen and heard, until now, by only a
    few South Georgia pot heads, rednecks, sheriffs,
    strippers, and intoxicated U.S. Marines. Fronted by
    Bruce Joyner - a swamp rat synthesis of Buddy Holly,
    Bryan Ferry and Jerry Lee Lewis - The Stroke Band were
    an art-punk aberration to anything else happening in
    South Georgia in 1978 - 79. This Anthology Recordings
    re-release of the Green and Yellow album is the first in
    any form since the private press LP came out in 1978.

    1. Don't Get Angry
    2. Fiction Non-Fiction
    3. Green and Yellow
    4. Gun Fighting Man
    5. Janie's Living in a Cell
    6. Latin Melody
    7. Rat Race
    8. Son of Sam
    9. Spaced
    10. The Waves Rush In
    The Stroke Band
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  • Rega Turntable Mat - Yellow Rega Turntable Mat - Yellow Quick View

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    Rega Turntable Mat - Yellow

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Yellow Turntable Mat!


    Now you can customize the look of your Rega turntable with a unique, colored mat!


    The turntable mats are made from 100% wool.


    They are 2 mm in thickness.


    Suitable for use with the Rega P2, P3, P5 and P7 turntables.


    These mats are NOT suitable for use with the P9 turntable.

    Rega
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    Rega Turntable Mat - Yellow Buy Now
  • The Yellow Princess (Pure Pleasure) The Yellow Princess (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Yellow Princess (Pure Pleasure)

    This particular John Fahey LP is a personal favourite of many of his devout fans for several reasons. And although such a judgment is tough, if one were looking to own only one album by this unique guitarist, The Yellow Princess could be the one. The recording sound is among the best of his many releases; at the proper volume, the effect is as if one had taken up residency inside the sound hole of a giant acoustic guitar. The program of pieces is marvellously emotional and varied, with many moments of precisely stated harmonies moving at courageously slow tempos. The second piece on the first side, View (East from the Top of the Riggs Road/B&O Trestle), is surely one of his masterpieces, on a par with Charles Ives for musical Americana. It is a great added bonus to have liner notes by the artist, some of the best and most absurd text he ever came up with. Yet another reason this is one of Fahey's top sides is it allows a chance to hear one of his few collaborations with other musicians. Several members of the fine rock group Spirit are present, along with drummer Kevin Kelley, for several lovely pieces, including the March! For Martin Luther King, a remarkably heartfelt tribute that could have gone on much longer. Taped sounds and electronic effects on The Singing Bridge of Memphis, Tennessee certainly predict the more noisy stuff Fahey would get into in the later part of his career.




    Musicians:



    • John Fahey (guitar, vocal)

    • Jay Ferguson (organ, piano)

    • Mark Andes (electric bass)

    • Matt Andes (guitar)

    • Kevin Kelley (drums)




    Recording: 1968 at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, USA

    Production: John Fahey & Barret Hansen




    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    SIde One

    1. The Yellow Princess

    2. View (East From The Top Of The Riggs Road / B&O Trestle)

    3. Lion

    4. March! For Martin Luther King

    5. The Singing Bridge Of Memphis, Tennessee

     

    Side Two

    1. Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Invisible City Of Bladensburg

    2. Charles A. Lee: In Memoriam

    3. Irish Letter

    4. Commemorative Transfiguration And Communion At Magruder Pars
    John Fahey
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Club Album Live From Yellow Lounge The Club Album Live From Yellow Lounge Quick View

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    The Club Album Live From Yellow Lounge

    In May of 2015, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a truly unique concert: rather than standing on stage in one of the world's renowned well-tempered grand concert halls, she spent two evenings playing in a tiny graffiti-scrawled nightclub in Berlin. Recorded in front of a standing-room only audience, this new 2-LP release includes popular works by Bach, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and many more. Mutter is joined by Mahan Esfahani, Lambert Orkis and the Mutter Virtuosi
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    1. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Concerto In G Minor, RV 315, The Summer - Presto
    2. Gershwin - Three Preludes - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
    3. Gershwin - Three Preludes - Andante con moto e poco rubato
    4. Gershwin - Three Preludes - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
    5. Tchaikovsky - Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42 - MÉlodie
    6. Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.1 In G Minor, WoO 1
    7. Debussy - Children's Corner, L. 113 - Golliwogg's Cakewalk (Arranged by Jascha Heifetz)
    8. Debussy - Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - Clair de lune (Arranged by Alexandre Rolens)


    LP2
    1. Copland - Rodoe - Hoe Down
    2. Bach - Ava Maria
    3. Benjamin - Jamaican Rumba
    4. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Concerto In F Minor, RV 297, The Winter - Allegro non molto
    5. Williams - Schindler's List - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Theme
    6. Bach - Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - Vivace
    7. Bach - Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - Largo ma non tanto
    8. Bach - Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - Allegro
    9. Schubert - 12 Bagatelles, Op. 13 - L'Abeille

    Anne-Sophie Mutter
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Hail Hail / Black, Red, Yellow Hail Hail / Black, Red, Yellow Quick View

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    Hail Hail / Black, Red, Yellow

    Hail, Hail is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music co-written by guitarist Stone Gossard, bassist Jeff Ament, and guitarist Mike McCready, Hail, Hail was released in 1996 as the second single from the band's fourth studio album, No Code (1996). The song managed to reach the number nine spot on both the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock Billboard charts.
    1. Hail, Hail
    2. Black, Red, Yellow
    Pearl Jam
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  • The Idiot (Red/Yellow) The Idiot (Red/Yellow) Quick View

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    The Idiot (Red/Yellow)


    Red/Yellow Colored Vinyl


    Originally released in 1977, this was the first album Iggy Pop made after the dissolution of the Stooges, several jailings and a self-imposed stay in a mental institution. Produced by David Bowie, and including music written almost entirely by him, this is Iggy's most introspective and heavy work. Much more mechanical than the sleazy proto-punk of the Stooges, The Idiot was a huge influence on the post-punk sound of folks like Joy Division and Magazine. An absolute classic on red - yellow vinyl.

    1. Sister Midnight
    2. Nightclubbing
    3. Funtime
    4. Baby
    5. China Girl
    6. Dum Dum Boys
    7. Tiny Girls
    8. Mass Production
    Iggy Pop
    $26.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Profan (Yellow Vinyl) Profan (Yellow Vinyl) Quick View

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    Profan (Yellow Vinyl)

    Yellow Colored Vinyl


    Kampfar presents the fiercest and most intense recording of their career. Since its first conception in 1994 with folk and classical music influences, via the colder winds on Kvass, the band has kept on renewing, and elevated into the black metal authority that reaches its peak on "Profan". Songs like "Pole In The Ground" and "Profanum" hearken back to the vibes of the early 90s black metal while keeping the edge of 2015 Kampfar, while slow burners like "Daimon" and epic album closer "Tornekratt" shows that Kampfar can go deep down and still deliver such intensity that few in the world of metal can match.


    Visually the band has chosen to go back and acquire several paintings by Polish master Zdzisaw Beksiski. "What Kampfar captures with sound is an essence that we have only seen mirrored in Beksiski's work, and thus it is only natural to use his art to front our music." - Ask Ty (Drummer). "Profan" is a fitting end to a long journey through nature's magic, the power of perseverance in the face of gargantuan forces, and finally acceptance that there is no such thing as resolution.


    To paraphrase from the words spewed in "Skavank", there will be: 'no prayers, no prophecies, no hymns, no rituals, no life'.' But there will be fire.

    1. Gloria Ablaze
    2. Profanum
    3. Icons
    4. Skavank
    5. Daimon
    6. Pole In The Ground
    7. Tornekratt
    Kampfar
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  • Thorens TD 2035 (Yellow) Turntable Thorens TD 2035 (Yellow) Turntable Quick View

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    Thorens TD 2035 (Yellow) Turntable


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    The New Acrylic Series


    The new Acrylic-Series is stunning - not only from a visual point of view. Thanks to elaborate control circuitry, an extremely stable acrylic plinth and a heavy aluminium platter, the turntables are made to sound as exciting as they look.


    The external motor unit of the Thorens Acrylic-Series was constructed in a way that there is no mechanical contact to the plinth, thus avoiding transfer of vibration. In addition, the entire turntable rests on special feet which effectively dampen all kinds of air-born or footfall vibrations and eventually ensure a continuous, undisturbed run of the platter.


    The TP 92 Tonearm

    The TP 92 tonearm, which was specially designed for Thorens turntables, uses an ultra-low-friction bearing and an innovative magnetic anti-bias system with zero stiction. The arm tube is made from rolled aluminium that is damped using RMR (Reduced Modal Resonance) technology. The brass counterweight at the end of the arm tube is double-decoupled, and the tonearm is so designed that its centre of gravity is level with the stylus.


    Thorens Turntables
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  • The Grinding Wheel (Yellow And Black Vinyl) The Grinding Wheel (Yellow And Black Vinyl) Quick View

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    The Grinding Wheel (Yellow And Black Vinyl)

    Pressed On Yellow And Black Vinyl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1. Mean, Green, Killing Machine
    2. Goddamn Trouble
    3. Our Finest Hour
    4. Shine On
    5. The Long Road
    6. Let's All Go To Hades
    7. Come Heavy
    8. Red, White And Blue
    9. The Wheel
    10. The Grinding Wheel
    11. Emerald
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    LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL will be Morrissey's first studio album since
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    with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new
    label, Etienne Records. LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL was recorded at
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    name a few).


    Morrissey's talent for combining political statements and beautiful
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    Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went
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    all ten of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album
    charts, including 3 entries at the #1 position. Releasing his debut
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    Your Arsenal, and hugely successful comeback album You Are the
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    1. My Love, I'd Do Anything for You
    2. I Wish You Lonely
    3. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage
    4. Home Is a Question Mark
    5. Spent the Day in Bed
    6. I Bury the Living
    7. In Your Lap
    8. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel
    9. All the Young People Must Fall in Love
    10. When You Open Your Legs
    11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police?
    12. Israel
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    From one of our very favorite bands here at Drastic, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, came 1987s Smashed Hits a collection of the finest tracks from their earlier releases. This document gathers the best examples of the bands crisp, repetitive guitar-driven pop overlaid with front man Chris Reeds deep, baritone vocal delivery. Similar to proto-gothic peers The Sisters of Mercy, they distinguish themselves by creating music less self-conscious of its dark motifs, more focused on simple melodies, and driven by its rhythms and personal themes, an essay of abstract sound thats surprisingly danceable.

    Side A
    1. Beating My Head
    2. Take It All
    3. He's Read
    4. Hollow Eyes
    5. Monkeys on Juice


    Side B
    1. Generation
    2. Spinning Round
    3. Hold Yourself Down
    4. Cut Down
    5. Chance

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    2. Lift Your Head Up High
    3. Fire Water Burn
    4. I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks
    5. Why's Everybody Always Pickin On Me
    6. It's Tricky
    7. Asleep At The Wheel
    8. Shut Up
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    10. Boom
    11. Going Nowhere Slow
    12. Reflections Of Remoh
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    1. Back To The Start
    2. Make It Easy
    3. Friends Of Mine
    4. Life Dudes (Tripping Through Royal Park)
    5. You Can Be There
    6. Are You Acting?
    7. Don't Wait Your Turn
    8. Beaches Of Love
    9. Don't Forget The Night
    10. Azizam
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    While Kraftwerk was emerging in Europe and became an influence and inspiration to the Japanese superstars, YMO stayed true to their unique sound.


    YMO's second album Solid State Survivor was released in 1979, and represented numerous crossover tracks from Techno to New Wave. Solid State Survivor is probably the most sampled YMO album, as over the years several artists performed numerous covers of Behind The Mask. This extremely popular album peaked at # 1 in several charts all over the world

    1. Technopolis
    2. Absolute Ego Dance
    3. Rydeen
    4. Castalia
    5. Behind The Mask
    6. Day Tripper

    7. Insomnia
    8. Solid State Survivor
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    Special limited edition yellow vinyl reissue of the legendary UK punk band's classic 1986 album! G.B.H. celebrated their 35th anniversary this year with a high profile US tour!

    1. Limpwristed
    2. Future Fugitives
    3. Too Much
    4. Iroquois
    5. Guns & Guitars
    6. Horror Story
    7. Midnight Madness and Beyond...
    8. Chance for Living
    9. The Seed of Madness
    10. Sam Is Your Leader
    11. How Come
    12. Blood
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    Faithful replication of the original 1970 Upsetter pressing of this classic album, produced by the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry! Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing in a reverse board jacket!

    1. Soul Rebel
    2. Try Me
    3. It's Alright
    4. No Sympathy
    5. My Cup
    6. Soul Almighty
    7. Rebel's Hop
    8. Corner Stone
    9. 400 Years
    10. No Water
    11. Reaction
    12. My Sympathy
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    Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of CSC's final album before their split in 1995 that features some of the group's most accessible songs such as "It Only Hurts When I Breathe," "Suckerpunch" and more! CSC drummer Phil Puleo has been a permanent member of Swans since 2010 while vocalist Tod A. went on to form the world punk band.

    1. Interference
    2. It Only Hurts When I Breathe
    3. Last Legs
    4. Two At A Time
    5. Slackjaw
    6. Lullaby
    7. Any Day Now
    8. Swimming In Circles
    9. Turning Inside Out
    10. Ambulance Song
    11. Suckerpunch
    12. The Divorce
    13. Money-Drunk
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    An absolutely electric performance from Sonny and Linda Sharrock with their group The Savages, recorded for NYC radio station WKCR on March 21, 1974. Sonny's guitar playing on this set is a revelation and Linda's wordless vocals complement it perfectly. Groove based experimental jazz at its absolute finest. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent yellow vinyl.

    1. Intro
    2. Sweet Butterfingers
    3. 1953 Blue Boogie Children
    4. Peaceful
    5. Highlife
    6. End Of The Rainbow
    7. Gary's Step
    8. Apollo
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