Posted on September 06, 2017
We’re back from our Labor Day weekend unscathed, you probably heard that there was a big fire in Burbank, home of the ALIVE/BOMP offices. Check the photo I took here to see just how close it was! Lots of ash and smoke, but we’re still here.
Today we got some more great finds for you guys. First we have our new ONE ONLY section, dedicated to titles that we are nearly out of and won’t be restocked. All at near cost, and all great finds. The newest adds are listed below, click on the pretty pink box or go to the section to view the complete list.
ALSO more adds to LAST COPIES, these are limited edition pressings of titles on our own labels that are nearly sold out and sure to be collectors items. (Just type LAST COPIES into the cart search or click here to see the list)
THE NEW BUFFALO KILLERS ‘ALIVE AND WELL IN OHIO” on starburst vinyl, classic black vinyl, and cd is selling fast, get your copy before it’s too late!
And on BOMP, the B Girls is still available on HOT PINK AND STARBURST, you can hear samples and read all about it on the ALIVE site too.
And get some T shirts, will you?? We got a big restock on your favorites, RADIO MOSCOW, BOMP, ALIVE, GOSPELBEACH, BEACHWOOD SPARKS, LEFT LANE CRUISER, AND MORE. We even have some hats.
Big RESTOCK from that great 60s label GEAR FAB too, at rock bottom prices!
Thanks for all,
ONE ONLY! THESE TITLES WILL NOT BE RESTOCKED, SELLING THEM AT NEAR COST!
KILLED BY DEATH-- Volume 12- Label:KBD 19 obscure punk gems. Feat. Rejects, Teenage PhDs, Cheaters, Genral Foodz, Lubricants, Legionnaire’s Disease,etc COMP LP $14 SKU:587
GRIM KLONE- Blank Space American Lost Punk Rock Nuggets #10 )Label:RAVE UP New Jersey pycho punkers on acid! Obnoxious and insane studio and live material recorded in 1978/79. You can hear their terrific sound on various volumes of the well know "Killed by Death" serie. Vintage photos and liner notes written by the lead singer "Major" Matt Grimm IMPORT LP $8 SKU:5113
KILLED BY DEATH - VA Vol 7 rare U.S. punk ) - Label:Redrum Compilation of tracks from extremely rare punk records (1977-1982) COMP LP $12 SKU:5568
GROUP DOUEH-Treeg Salaam(Visionary modern blues) SALE - Label:SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: Compiled from Group Doueh's personal cassette archives. Photos from Group Doueh archive. Group Doueh's follow-up to their now-legendary debut LP is here. While most would think it damn near impossible to top the former release, in terms of sheer "shock and awe," Treeg Salaam (trans. "Streets Of Peace"), blows hot and dusty from the infernal sand-swept dunes of the Western Sahara. Compiled from Group Doueh's personal archives, these five tracks (note: sidelong piece on the flip), are as brain-shifting in their ecstatic brilliance as any music ever heard. From the wah-stroked lead-off track to the blazing dexterity of "Ragsa Jaguar," the whole of the first side is an entrance to the lip-puckering tea den of Saharan trance heaven. Salmou Baamar's (Doueh) guitar/tinidit runs explode in cosmic shrapnel, raining down on the temporal nodes of the listener's brain. On side 2, we have a 20-minute, smoky, slow-burning, psychedelic excursion into the great unknown. A meditation on the arid and inhospitable landscape that inspires this music and its people. This is a one-time pressing of 1,500 copies. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and comes in a gatefold full-color jacket with great photos of the musicians. LP $15 SKU:9979
FUNGUS BRAINS- Ron Pistos Real World 80s Aussie psych - Label:LOAD RECORDS Vinyl only release limited to 650. Essential reissue of the 1983 classic by Melbourne, Australia's Fungus Brains. While it does feature a horn and unbridled guitar heaviosity from a very young Mick Turner (Dirty Three, Venom P. Stinger, Sick Things, Cat Power), it also sounds current with other AU records of the time from bands like the Birthday Party. This record received recognition in both Forced Exposure & Touch & Go 'zines at the time. Only approach if you like rock music & hallucinatory free range sounds." LP $14 SKU:12815
HAPPY KIDS - Play Their Own Songs - ltd to 300 copies SAALE -Label:GREY PAST Limited edtition 300 copies. It's a well-reported fact that The Happy Kids sneer at true musicianship. They are neither willing to compose, nor to play their instruments properly. Accordingly, at their live shows, they celebrate mass to plagiarizing whatever primitive ditty captures their attention. Ana Threat and Al Bird Dirt mangle their second-hand, second-rate equipment (a cheap, deranged Italian combo-organ and an off-key German Kaufhaus-guitar) accompanied by an audio cassette player that spits out pre-recorded beats at an inappropriate speed and volume. Yet, here it is: "The Happy Kids Play Their Own Songs"; twelve tunes out of which the duo claims the authorship of nine. The oeuvre perhaps wins through its repetitiveness (to put it mildly), which I presume Ms. Threat and Mr. Dirt understand is "art". Frankly, I do not know how they managed to assemble and record an entire album; let alone to persuade a prestigious record company - or even a third-rate pressing plant - to have it manufactured. Plus, I must admit, I am not exactly sure who on earth the producers expect to buy such a record. Still, I am delighted to file the album in my vast collection of contemporary "Rock music", as I am definite that there won't be any one like it to follow. Ever. For people interested in Suicide, the Seeds, The Cramps, DAF, Trio, Sonics, the Astronauts, Ramones, Throbbing Gristle. LP $15 SKU:13210
IT’S ZIMMERMAN’S WORLD - We Just Live In It A far-out collection of rare mid-'60s garage and folk 45 cuts - Label:PET LP version. "A far-out collection of rare mid-'60s garage and folk 45 cuts by groups that did their darndest to emulate their hero, the Beatnik Bard himself, Bob Dylan. If you dig Mouse and the Traps' 'Public Execution," the Trashmen's 'Same Lines' or David Blue's records then you'll flip for the sounds you're gonna hear here! It's Zimmerman's World features all kinds of obscure tracks by Terry and the Trip-Outs, the Toads, Billy Easley and the Gorillamen, the Changin' Times, the Love Society, and many more." Sixteen songs on the LP version. COMP LP $18 SKU:13650
GRUBERGER BROTHERS- Greetings From Reading PA - GIZMOS AFRICA KORPS Label:RERUN Mastered from the original tapes, and we even got Kenne Highland to give us his reactions to these recordings! Pressed in an edition of 500 on black vinyl, with full color cover and insert with liner notes. Jay and Solomon Gruberger were born to play music. They formed the legendary proto-punk/living room band O.Rex in 1973, when younger brother Jay was a mere 12 years old. Future Gizmos’ lead singer Kenne Highland joined the band for sporadic jam sessions in the Gruberger's Brooklyn home. Beating most punks to the punch, O.Rex managed to release a three song maxi-single on their own Oral Records in late 1976. By that time, Kenne was a member of the Gizmos as well as a full time Marine! Within a few months, Kenne and the Grubergers would meet Kim Kane of the Slickee Boys, and it was this meeting of the minds that would form the Afrika Korps. They immediately set about recording what would become their monster, 22 song debut LP. Music To Kill By was released to great critical acclaim in late 1977, but the Grubergers would soon part ways with the rest of the Korps. LP $10 SKU:15188
FRONT PAGE REVIEW- Mystic Soldiers 180 gram fuzzed-out 1968 psychedelic gem, insert with liner notes -Label:GUERRSEN Here's the definitive vinyl edition of this lost album from the late '60s Bosstown scene. Front Page Review rubbed shoulders with bands like Eden's Children, Beacon Street Union and Strawberry Alarm Clock. With legendary producer Alan Lorber behind the controls, they recorded a whole album for MGM which wasn't released at the time. 'Mystic Soldiers' is a prime example of late '60s US psychedelic rock, featuring a young Steve Cataldo (Saint Steven, Nervous Eaters) on vocals and as the main songwriter. All the right ingredients are featured here, like wah-fuzz guitars, organ, phasing and other psychedelic effects. The sound is taken from the master tapes and you get two bonus tracks, a new cover design featuring an unseen band photo, and an insert with detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost/Ugly Things), telling the band's story for the first time. LP $22 SKU:16061
GENERATION XLive At Sheffield (1978 recordings) Label:MUNSTER RECORDS (SPAIN) First vinyl release of this live show from December 1978, featuring mainly tracks from Generation X's first two albums and displaying all the angst and attitude of one of the original UK punk bands. 180-gram LP. "It is hard to realize that on December 10th, 2016, it will be 40 years since Generation X first took to the stage. I was the guitarist and Live At Sheffield is a recording from a later show in 1978, but still has the angst and rock'n'roll spirit that Generation X were known for. Always slightly apart from the initial punk movement with the good looks and fantastic playing, Generation X relished the live shows but up to the end of 1979, when I left the band, had only done a few tours of the United Kingdom, a couple of dates in Paris and a week in Japan. So the amount of people who actually saw Generation X live is pretty limited. Live At Sheffield gives you a chance to enjoy the sound of a Generation X gig (along with fake audience) and feel the power of what we did live. The songs are from the first two albums plus a strange medley of '100 Punks' and 'Kleenex' and the cover of 'Shakin' All Over'. Although the band only lasted three years, the music stands the test of time, and with Billy Idol's later success as a solo artist in America this recording has somewhat of an historical aspect. Billy continues to play quite a few of these songs live to this day and it may be interesting to compare, although comparisons are deadly. . . . At the time of this show Generation X had been on Top Of The Pops numerous times, but this was punk and nobody thought about anything but the moment. Playing live every night in a different town has a certain momentum, and like a great photograph, to capture a moment in time of rock'n'roll is just as visual. Play this loud, as Mark Twain once said about Wagner's music, 'It's better than it sounds'." --Bob "Derwood" Andrews LP $18 SKU:17599
GENERATION X-Sweet Revenge- (1979 recordings ) Label:MUNSTER RECORDS (SPAIN) The third LP by Generation X's original line-up, recorded in 1979 and unreleased until 1998. An essential piece in the discography of one of the original UK punk bands. 180-gram LP. "In early 1979 Generation X went to the English countryside to write and 'routine' the band's third album. We felt we had a new sound, simple songs delivered with more space than most rock'n'roll, so we went into Olympic Studios in Barnes, London and began recording with the house engineer, Doug Bennett, as co-producer. Most of the songs were recorded before our tour of Japan in June '79. On our return Billy came into the studio with an outline of a song called 'Dancing With Myself'. We went to work on it and pretty much finished it quickly and we felt it was the song to lead the album, a single I guess. . . . Then I left the band at the end of the year and carried the fuckin' stack of 1/4'' master tapes around the world for many years. A year or so later they changed the band name to Gen X and re-recorded four or five songs for the album Kiss Me Deadly. Billy later released the re-recorded version of 'Dancing With Myself' for his solo career in America and the rest is history. . . . After years in storage my tapes were nearing the end of their life, so I digitized them in order to save this lost treasure. I named the album KMD Sweet Revenge. Some time later the album was released in Germany, Japan, Spain and supposedly the USA, however the release in America was quashed until Capitol Records put out their own version within a 3-CD anthology of the band, using some different mixes of the songs from cassette tapes. The recordings are almost complete minus a few guitar solos and final mixes. Time on Generation X had run out, but this album clearly shows the direction the band were heading and is worth documenting and certainly worth playing. For your pleasure . . . Sweet Revenge." --Bob "Derwood" Andrews LP $18 SKU:17600
FLESHTONES- Blast off with- plus BONUS SINGLE Label:GET HIP INCLUDES BONUS 7" SINGLE WITH ALTERNATE TRACKS!! CLASSIC 1977 GARAGE MEETS SOUL MILESTONE BY NYC'S PURVEYORS OF FUN! LP $12 SKU:17704
FUNKADELIC - FREE YOUR MIND…AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW (GATEFOLD) -Label:WESTBOUND Funkadelic's second LP, originally released in 1970, is another straight-up masterpiece from the stoniest, strangest funk and R&B group of all-time. Includes a mind-bending 10-minute title track jam and five more undenibale slabs of future-funk! LP $17 SKU:18050
FUNKADELIC -MAGGOT BRAIN-Label:WESTBOUND 971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Eccentric funk jams are bookended by two of the heaviest tracks ('Maggot Brain' and 'Wars Of Armageddon') ever committed to tape.
LP $17 SKU:18051
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GOLDEN GRASS -VA 4-Way Split Vol. 2 (trippy psych!) -Label:HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS (ITALY) After spacing out fiercely on the first volume of the Heavy Psych Sounds 4-Way Split, it's time to hit the ground running! The HPS 4-Way Split Vol. 2 brings funked-out '70s boogie down the highway with heavy hitters Wild Eyes, recent HPS-signees Banquet, Brooklyn sunshine rockers The Golden Grassand fuzz traditionalists Killer Boogie. All four bands bring a fresh sound to classic heavy rock, and after uniting Naam, White Hills, Black Rainbows and The Flying Eyes to highlight trippy psychedelic groove, HPS 4-Way Split Vol. 2 gives an earthier take while continuing to feature some of the underground's best up and coming acts! COMP LP $34 SKU:17746
I DON'T CARE - VOL. 2: DUTCH PUNK 1977-1983 -TURQOISE VINYL DOUBLE LP Label:PSEUDONYM The image the term "Dutch punk" conjures up for many is that of the pitched battles during the squat clearances and the coronation of Queen Beatrix, in 1980. This is a shame as the equally tough, committed music that the Dutch punks made tends to get overlooked. Prey to many socio and economic forces, and often having to rely on its own ingenuity, Dutch punk was one of the most resilient and flexible of musical movements, spawning bands as brilliant as Ivy Green, Rondos, and as durable as Mecano Ltd. and The Ex. Luckily Pseudonym Records have released 'I Don't Care', a comprehensive collection brimful of brilliant, spiky and often innovative music. Exclusively restored, courtesy of dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes, and benefitting from an audiophile pressing on high quality 180-gram vinyl, this double LP compilation is a real "must-have" for collectors. The 37 tracks both highlight key players, and give a comprehensive overview of Dutch punk's finest and most interesting moments. This double LP also boasts 4 previously unreleased tracks and versions, an entertaining overview of the musical history of Dutch punk, and a wealth of obscure photos and related memorabilia. Compiled more or less in release order, and spanning the years 1977 to 1983, it also serves as a brilliant starting point for the curious, or those punk historians who may have overlooked the music that these turbulent years in the Netherlands unleashed. This compilation is housed in a deluxe 38- gram carton gatefold sleeve, and the cover is drawn by legendary "punk" illustrator Joost Swarte, who designed a number of classic punk covers. COMP LP $26 SKU:18094
INCREDIBLE SOUND SHOW STORIES- Vol 13 Far Away Roundabout (PSYCH)Label: BUZZ WITH THE FUZZ 'Buzz with the Fuzz' records (an immoral parade of fuzz diggers themselves) are now ready to unleash the five missing volumes on strictly limited vinyl pressings. Complete with inserts/booklets and various token gestures as prescribed in past fuzz exploits, they will finally bring the Incredible Sound Show Story to a glorious conclusion. 'Incredible Sound Show Stories Volume Thirteen - Far Away Roundabout' is the first intrepid step towards completing the series. This limited vinyl pressing (500 copies only) contains sixteen wild and exotic pleasures of psychedelic fancy from around the world. It's a stirring whopper of delightful magnitude that will have all and sundry reaching for their aural senses and this is only the start!!! The glorious and luminous acts that reveal their magic craft are:
COMP LP $15 SKU:18688
JERK BOOM BAM-VOL 4 Greasy Rhythm & Soul Party Girls Round 2- Label:Jerk! Boom! Bam! Records WOW! BRAND NEW series of KILLER late-1950s to mid-1960s American RHYTHM & BLUES and PRE-SOUL and GREASY SOUL! Volumes One and Two are all Male Groups/Artists belting out dance-floor fillers and wild party winners!
Volumes Three and Four are all Female Groups/Artists and cover a wide range of Cool Chick Chanters! KILLER SOUND, KILLER PACKAGING, KILLER HITS.. COMP LP $13 SKU:13417
JERK BOOM BAM - Vol 5 Blues & Nasty Soul Party Vol 5 -Label:Jerk! Boom! Bam! Records Another Fine Volume of Greasy R&B and Nasty Soul Stompers & Dancers. COMP LP $13 SKU:15391
JERK BOOM BAM- Vol 1 killer late-1950s to mid-1960s American rhythm'n'blues and pre-soul and greasy soul! -Label:Jerk! Boom! Bam! Records Fantastic series of killer late-1950s to mid-1960s American rhythm'n'blues and pre-soul and greasy soul! COMP LP $13 SKU:18349
JERK BOOM BAM- Vol 2 (killer late-1950s to mid-1960s American rhythm'n'blues and pre-soul and greasy soul! )Label:Jerk! Boom! Bam! Records Fantastic series of killer late-1950s to mid-1960s American rhythm'n'blues and pre-soul and greasy soul! COMP LP $13 SKU:18350
JIGSAW PUZZLE- Vol. #1 RARE 18 U.K. '60S/'70S PSYCH GEMS -Label:BOSS A TONE This is a wonderful compilation offering 18 psychedelic gems from the UK's late '60s-early '70s underground, selected by DJ Max Savana. COMP LP $22 SKU:17387
KEYSTONE EFFECT VOL.1:1964-74 -14 LOST GARAGE & PSYCHEDELIC TRACKS FROM THE PENNSYLVANIAN UNDERGROUND'.-Label:FRANKLIN 14 LOST GARAGE & PSYCHEDELIC TRACKS FROM THE PENNSYLVANIAN UNDERGROUND'. A collection of obscure, forgotten or never released mid-'60s/early-'70s garage and psychedelic rarities from the Keystone state. Limited 300 copies only, so order fast! COMP LP $20 SKU:17888
FOGBOUND -ST (LATE 60s PSYCH sound) PURPLE-Label:JOHN COLBY SECT Fogbound from La Coruña is submerged in the British sound of the late '60s. The band's magic potion of psychedelia and freakbeat features Hammond, distorted guitars and delightful vocal harmonies that evoke groups such as The Attack, Fleur De Lys or Barrett-era Pink Floyd. This is the debut album on PURPLE VINYL. LP $24 SKU:18844
FOWLEY, KIM - HOTEL INSOMNIA- LAST COPIES -Label:MARILYN Unsealed but mint. 1992 original pressing. LP $15 SKU:17144
FOWLEY, KIM & the PSYCHEDELIC DOGS Detroit Invasion -Label:THE END IS HERE produced by Matthew Smith of Outrageous Cherry LP $14 SKU:18440
FRANKLIN,RON - ST -Peter Case related LAST COPIES -Label:ALIVE From Bob Dylan to the Black Keys, Franklin went in search of his musical heroes-and found them-down on Highway 61. - Crawdaddy. "A young, super talented guitar and
mandolin playin singer with a lonesome but rockin' voice, knows music, especially blues and old music, writes great new songs." - Peter Case LP $10 SKU:7958
FUZZTONES -LEAVE YOUR MIND AT HOME PLUS 7” (1984) - Label:EASY ACTION A reissue of this 1984 release on which The Fuzztones perform covers of songs known by a.o. The Bees, Love, and We The People. The LP includes six bonus tracks and there also is a bonus 7-inch (on coloured vinyl) of the classic 'Bad News Travels Fast'. LP $22 SKU:17376
GARDENS - ST - GREEN VINYL LTD. EDITION with DOWNLOAD CARD Garage punk rock trio from Detroit.- Label:ALIVE Flashes of off-kilter inspiration, piano-organ blues and quirky a cappella lend an artsy flourish to Gardens’ primal rock ‘n’ roll base. A smartly conceived, confidently executed first effort from a band you’ll be hearing more about." – Brian McCollum / Detroit Free Press.
Raised on a diet of Terrence Mckenna,The Beatles, Syd Barrett, Nirvana, and Turkish psychedelic music, GARDENS is part of the new sound of Detroit. Formed by Matthew Mueller, Jeffrey Thomas, Julian Spradlin and Vincent Mazzola, they have already released a couple of singles and cassette, and toured the country, sharing the stage with the likes of Brimstone Howl, Thee Oh Sees, Detroit Cobras, Akron Family, and Tyvek, to name just a few. “Gardens” is their debut album, produced and engineered by Chris Koltay (Akron Family, Dirtbombs, SSM) at High Bias recordings, with Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive. LP $16 SKU:12920
GLASS FAMILY - Electric Band ltd ed of 250 DOUBLE LP reissue - Label:MAPLEWOOD FANTASTIC DELUXE DOUBLE LP REISSUE TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER! DELUXE REISSUE. The Glass Family released their LP 'Electric Band' in 1968, an acid-, folk- and blues-rock album, with distorted guitars, swirling organ and dirty vocals, that since then has never been reissued until now. Along with a nice remastering of the original LP, this double vinyl package also includes a second disc full of never before heard unreleased tracks from their initial 1968 recording sessions. Standout tracks from the second disc that has a far rawer sound are 'Where'd You Get That Smile' and 'Two x Two' and includes an alternate take of 'House Of Glass'. Within the gatefold packaging of this double LP are unique band photos and a biography of the band's experiences in psychedelic 1960s Southern California. The Glass Family where a part of the 1960s cultural revolution playing gigs and hanging out with people who are now legends. A very relevant release for fans of US '60s psychedelia. LIMITED TO 250 COPIES LP $10 SKU:16608
GONN - Gone with the Wind W/ INSERT & 8X10 - LTd ed mono Label:CME Their 1996 30th Anniversary Reunion album, released on CD (now out of print) 500 copies pressed on LP in 2002. Approximately 100 copies thought lost were recently found . Material includes rare GONN versions of obscure records by other 60's garage bands, group originals, and covers that GONN performed when they were new in 1966/1967! Comes with bio folder & bonus item (either a GONN sticker or a b&w 8x10 are included in each copy). LP $16 SKU:7542
GORIES- I Know You Fine But How You Doin 180G VINYL (Detroit Garage ) -Label:CRYPT BACK IN PRINT ON 180-GRAM VINYL!!! The second album from Detroit legends the GORIES originally released in 1990. Recorded at Easley Studios in Memphis, this is the band at their raw-assed best--eleven originals along with covers of John Lee Hooker, Mose Allision, Bill & Will, and Suicide. LP $14 SKU:8240
GORIES-HOUSEROCKIN' DELUXE GATEFOLD(Their raw as hell 1989 debut roar-fest! 12 great cuts - a classic! Label:CRYPT The deluxe reissue of The Gories' thunderous 1989 debut comes complete with a gatefold jacket featuring tons of photos and extensive liner notes from Mick and Dan. Make no mistake, people: this is ground zero for the modern garage rock explosion. LP $22 SKU:17666
GRAPHITE -CHESTNUT LOKE (69 ACID FREAKS)-Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES Graphite was a spaced-out, progressive, acid-freak band that formed at Reading University in 1969. Between 1970 and 1974 the group made a bunch of recordings of its Mellotron drenched, cosmic prog-rock material. This is the first ever vinyl release of those tracks. This edition is pressed on heavy black vinyl and limited to just 300 numbered copies. LP $26 SKU:17288
GRAVEDIGGER V - All Black & Hairy LTD ED of 150 CLEAR BLUE VINYL! (60 style Classic cave garage ) -Label:VOXX The one proper album the band released in its lifetime, All Black and Hairy is both perfectly named and perfectly performed -- if it's nothing but a re - All Black & Hairy LTD ED of 150 CLEAR BLUE VINYL! (60 style Classic cave garage ) -vivalist approach at heart, it's such a damn entertaining one that there's no cause for complaint. With its title track taken from the appropriately goonball back catalog of Screamin' Lord Sutch and its general snot-mouthed attitude from every last Nuggets and Pebbles selection ever, about the only thing missing are the lava lamps and garage stink. Saying the band uses the right combination of fuzztone guitars and echo and heavy frug rhythms is a bit like saying the sky is blue -- it's just one of those things to be expected -- but the sheer energy and abandon present keep everything from simply retracing the past to no point. Leighton's credit is for "lead screaming," and that about sums it up -- he's not so much singing as pulling off the ultimate teen-wannabe-Mick Jagger performance, only even more aggressively snotty. Ted Friedman's lead guitar solos with the right rave-up spirit and John Hanrattie keeps the core melodies going, while the Tom Ward/David Anderson rhythm section aims to get rears shaking instead of sitting. The album is half split between inspired originals (check out the concluding "Stoneage Stomp") and actual songs from the time, the latter resulting in fun versions of tracks like the Uncalled For's "Do Like Me" and Larry & the Bluenotes' "Night of the Phantom." About the only thing missing is the original studio recording of the band's best number, "It's Spooky," but anyone wanting a quick blast of '60s punk thrills filtered through later years could do much worse than to dig this one up. LP $18 SKU:16261
GREY MOUSE- Trip (Russian STONER PSYCH!) IMPORT-Label:ANAZITISI 'Trip' is the band's third album, featuring six tracks with English lyrics and female vocals. One of the songs from this album, the instrumental composition 'Snow (Spiral Walk)' from the album is selected for the compilation album 'Psychedelic World Music, Discovery, Vol. 1. LP $28 SKU:18182
GREYLOCK MANSION-ST (underground PSYCH 68 w 3 inserts)Label:Lysergic Sound Unother buried treasure of pure underground psychedelia: GREYLOCK MANSION, who emerged loudly from Tucson, Arizona in 1968. The band's sound (as heard on the opening track of LSD's best-selling "St. Albert's Dream" compilation) is powerful, deep underground psych with thick, dominant funereal organ and distorted fuzz guitar and effects, backed by heavy precise drumming. The Doors and Iron Butterfly influences are evident, and a touch of early Black Sabbath’s slow grinding sludge rears its head at times. LP $24 SKU:17972
HACIENDA - Big Red and Barbacoa ( prod by Dan of the Black Keys ) (YELLOW VINYL ltd ed last copies ) Label:ALIVE BIG RED & BARBACOA is the second album by South Texas' HACIENDA, and like its predecessor Loud Is The Night (Alive 2008), it was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Recorded on the tail-end of a year playing clubs and festivals across North America, Australia and Europe (opening for Dan Auerbach and Dr. Dog, and more recently for Alberta Cross), this new album brings heavier grooves and flavor to the '60s harmonies sound the band is known for. The result is a blend of Tex-Mex roots rock, retro-pop and R&B that can only be described as South Texas Soul. BIG RED & BARBACOA captures the attitude of a band ready to throw pretension to the roadside and play rock'n'roll the way it was intended.
[BEST OF WHAT'S NEXT - FEB. 2010] ...a mix of Beach Boys-esque harmonies, classic Stax Records grooves and a guitar sound that recalls the rootsier side of '60s pop-rock with its swirling melodies and irresistible swagger. - PASTE MAGAZINE
Hacienda write eccentric pop songs and play them with flashes of T. Rex and the Friends-era Beach Boys. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys produced the record with a kitchen-jam, bathroom-echo touch, like a central-Texas version of Paul McCartney's 1970 home-made solo debut - ROLLING STONE / FRICKE'S PICKS
Exhilarating. - THE WASHINGTON POST
Hacienda has a particular ego-less way of reviving these timeless sounds, as it they invited you into their living room for a vinyl session of The Beach Boys, The Band, Gram Parsons and some mild hallucinogenics, free and easy and light as a feather. - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
...satisfies from start to finish. - MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
...a slice of retro-pop heaven. These guys unapologetically wear their influences on their floral print sleeves, and thank goodness they do. - HOME THEATER AND HIGH FIDELITY LP $16 SKU:11391
HACIENDA - Loud Is The Night LTD ED of 200 on green vinyl ( Beatles style pop prod by DAN OF THE BLACK KEYS ) - Label:ALIVE From first note to last, Loud Is The Night is rammed with youthful rock and roll that flails around like a nun with a fork in her eye, raw riffs tussling with sleek 60s harmonies and intricate pop melodies to create something that's more than a little special. - Bearded Magazine LP $16 SKU:14389
HAIR- The Original Japanese Cast Recording WAREHOUSE FIND -Label:RCA The Japanese version of Hair! Rarer than rare, stranger than strange
GATEFOLD COVER , stereo 1969 . MINT DISC, COVER VG++ Performers credited both in English and Japanese in gatefold six-page sleeve. Tribe members credited only in Japanese, lead cast members credited in abbreviated form in English on labels. LP $50 SKU:17355
HANDSOME JACK- Do What Comes Naturally(blues fused rock and roll )Label:ALIVE Naturally” hits with blues fused rock and roll that truly grips you. There’s a certain charm in the mix… A real honesty that you find in those nowadaysands that are sectioned off from the mainstream… Handsome Jack deliver a confidence that only you can accept or deny. The truth isn’t for just anyone these days.
The only factor that suffers with a band like Handsome Jack is the reality of the fact, that music, of any genre, suffers. There is a lot of music out ‘there’ riding invisible rays and available thru a multitude of formats and accessibilities. You gotta dig deep and find what connects with you before it’s lost in the shuffle of the beast called Right Fucking Now. As listens of “Naturally” tallied, the more and more I appreciated the release as a whole… The sorts of fondness that would not be found in a big-shot music reviewer scanning ten seconds of each track then spit out a few adjectives to coincide with that press release. Fuck that.Rock N Roll isn’t dead if you don’t want it to be. Let’s try to spend some time with a CD or record or whatever, to connect once again. Yes, it comes naturally to just hit the button to most, but not because we want to, it’s because some have too. Take some time with “Naturally”. Turn it up. Sit a while. Open up your mind and your ears. You just might like something after all without being given permissions by the industry. LP $16 SKU:16214