Posted on December 25, 2018
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you. We’re closed Christmas day and Wednesday, but back at ya Thursday.
Lots of archival one only items today, and nice batch of restocks from ARF ARF too.
Also a few WAREHOUSE FINDS, stuff I thought was long gone, but unearthed a few copies. Check the pretty pink box to see it all.
Wonderful article on the PEBBLES series from my friend Peter Jonsson, check it out here.
And of course get your PEBBLES VINYL, BOX SETS, and CDS here.
Thanks for making it another wonderful year at BOMP/ALIVE.
NEW ARRIVALS AND ONE ONLY!
BEACH BOYS- All Summer Long -Label:CAPITOL CD, Album, HDCD, Reissue, Remastered, Mono, Stereo SEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $10 SKU:20710
BROWN,JAMES -It’s a Mother- Funk MAsters Collection- French Label:LMLR Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $15 SKU:20711
CLARK, GENE - Two Sides to Every Story - Deluxe eco book-Label:HIGH MOON SEALED Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Packaged in deluxe Hardbound Eco-Book with deluxe 24-page full-color booklet, which features lengthy liner notes and previously-unseen photos along with a reproduction of original LP's inner-sleeve. The CD replicates the original RSO label design. CD $20 SKU:20705
CLASH ON BROADWAY BOX SET - TRIPLE CD, Compilation, Remastered with BOOK and Lyrics. Label:EPIC/LEGACY UNSEALED With nice book . Box has a few minor scuffs, but otherwise MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $40 SKU:20703
CREAMERS - Stick it in Your Ear (West Coast punk) Label:TRIPLE X "The Creamers were a seminal part of the "second wave" of the West Coast punk rock scene. The band was famous for churning out their brand of Ramones style, gut twirling , ear-rupturing brand of punk rock. The Creamers were also one of the first L.A. punk bands to feature "girls on guitar". Today it's taken for granted that woman can and do play guitar, bass and drums in rock bands - but in 1986- it was an anomaly. If you love OLD SCHOOL PUNK ROCK with scalding female vocals, this one’s for you CD $5 SKU:20707
PANNA FREDDA - Uno w 6 bonus tracks -(Legendary obscure Italian Prog TWO ONLY Label:BTF (Italy) One of those legendary, but so obscure albums, "Panna Fredda Uno" is mostly based on a very effective guitar-keyboards interplay. The arrangements are great with lots organ and excellent guitar. Classical influences are evident, but the music contains a lot of melodic and a instrumental research. The voice is good, the lyrics original and the album has no weak points. A great album sometimes evoking EGG or CARAVAN! Recorded in 1970, Panna Fredda's lone work is one of the earliest pioneers of the ISP genre, one of the trailblazers of the distinct style of festive experimentation that would characterize so many great Italian bands. It's really an overlooked title in the Italian progressive rock universe. Heavy and dark with a distinct baroque twist and an emphasis on exploration, "Uno" was right there with other first wave titles from Le Orme, The Trip, and Osanna. CD $20 SKU:20679
SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE - The River-Label:COLUMBIA Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP CD $5 SKU:20706
ZZ TOP - Chrome Smoke & BBQ - 4 CD BOX SET Label:WARNERS Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP Sealed promo copy( Small slit thru bar code) 4 CD Box Set Including FlipBook, 88 page 'Menu' Booklet, promo sticker & action figure playset. Comes in a hard-plastic/cardboard 'roadside shack' box. CD $75 SKU:20709
DUDE, YOU ROCK - Rare DAllas TExas METAL -Label:TRIPLE X Rare Dallas,Texas based rock and metal compilation on Triple X Records, USA. Released in 1990. Features 13 bands, an eclectic mix, ranging between thrash metal rigor mortis to rockabilly of Rev Horton Heat, Etc. COMP CD $5 SKU:20708
SCEPTER RECORDS STORY - VA 61-62 - TRIPLE CD BOX SET -Label:CAPRICORN UNSEALED With nice book . Box has a few minor scuffs, but otherwise MINT Archive copy previously owned by either the owner of ALIVE or BOMP COMP CD $20 SKU:20704
NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES - ST (60s style powerpop goddesses w Peter James of the ROMANTICS ) ELECTRIC BLUE VINYL Label:BOMP Records New pressing on gorgeous BLUE VINYL! Garage pop goddesses. The band was always in top form, led by ex-Romantic Peter James. This LP, from 1980, is their testament. LP $18 SKU:20702
RESTOCKS AND WAREHOUSE FINDS
ALLEN, GREG GROUP - Just for You (NEW YORK DOLLS) Label:BONAFIDEROCK Greg Allen was the last guy to play with Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers) - and the CD is dedicated to him - but don't expect another Johnny Thunders clone. He's got a unique song writing style that evokes a New York city that doesn't exist anymore through a cast of twisted characters. The music is pure rock and roll and includes performances by Johnny Rao (David Johansen Band/Helen Schneider and the Kick) and other luminaries. Get this while you can. "Greg Allen happens to be quite a musician and he writes good songs...He's good. He's really, really good."- Jerry Nolan, Tee Vee Tunes Records interview, 1991"Greg Allen played with ex-New York Doll Jerry Nolan and his band features some other folks with good bloodlines. They play rock music or, more specifically, "the kind they don’t make anymore..."- Bob Gulla, The Providence Phoenix, 2004 (Jun 18, 2004) CD $10 SKU:19309
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE-RELATED-The SNAKES 60S PSYCH STYLE- LAST COPIES Label:EVIL LAST COPIES Deriving influences as diverse as the Velvet Underground, mid-sixties electric Dylan, and psychedelia, they have navigated a path that is uniqauely their own. Formed in LA and consisting of members Lenny Pops (guitar & vocals, ex-Brian Jonestown Massacre), Chris Camacho (bass, ex-Bloom), Dan Joewright (drums), Deonna Boman (guitar) and Gordon Bowen (keyboards). CD $10 SKU:4370
CASE, PETER- The Case Files (PLIMSOULS/NERVES) digipak ltd ed -Label:ALIVE The Case Files collects demos, out-takes, one live shot and other unreleased material from the 1985-2010 span of PETER CASE’s solo career following his work with his pioneering bands THE PLIMSOULS, THE NERVES & THE BREAKAWAYS. Compiled by Peter himself, this long-overdue collection combines rockin’ full band electric tracks with a selection of dynamic acoustic performances, and also features collaborations with many of Peter’s talented friends, such as Stan Ridgway, Eddie Muñoz, T-Bone Burnett, Ron Franklin and Tony Marsico, among others. CD $5 SKU:12835
HYPSTRZ - Live At The Longhorn 1979 (high energy garage)Label:BOMP Records The complete 1979 live performances at the Longhorn, released for the first time on CD, entirely remastered and with liner notes. The release features their LP 'Hypsterization!', originally released on Voxx in 1980, as well as the band's first EP, plus an array of previously unreleased material; a total of 37 tracks on brilliant high-energy garage. "A high-speed hurricane of mid-'60s Brit snot and MC5 revolutionary rama lama. Along with the Chesterfield Kings on the East Coast and the Crawdaddys in San Diego, the Hypstrz were the first to mine a fogotten motherlode of hopeless obsucre 45s dropped worldwide by hapless teen combos" - City Pages CD $5 SKU:4324
KNOWBODY ELSE - Soldier of Pure Peace (brilliant 60s psych masterpiece )-Label:ARF ARF Hailing from the northeast corner of Arkansas, Knowbody Else was a ground-breaking musical force during the Summer of Love, caught up in the post-Sgt Pepper / Byrds-ian dayglow era. What they created at Ardent Studio in 1967 with legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson is nothing short of a truly brilliant psychedelic masterpiece influenced by the times that were a changin’. How these ten unreleased original songs have remained unknown and unheard for 45 years is both a mystery and a crime. Arf! Arf! has worked closely with the Dickinson estate for this authorized release taken directly from the original master-tapes. The music comes wrapped in a luscious, 24-page booklet chock full of photos, memorabilia, and insightful notes by noted artist Glennray Tutor, who witnessed their magic back in the day. CD $14 SKU:14791
LIGHTNING - 1968-1971 (Mpls 60s garage LEGENDS)Label:ARF ARF Lightning was an offshoot of Minneapolis '60s legends Litter that featured guitar wizard Tom 'Zippy' Caplan. After recording the Litter's 1966 garage classic Distortions and 1968 psych masterpiece $100 Fine, Caplan split from the Litter and formed Lightning. The band started out as a power trio and cut one fierce Cream-inspired single 'William' b/w 'Of Paupers And Poets' in 1968 under the White Lightning moniker with Twin Cities record producer Warren Kendrick. The band regrouped into a quintet and scored a record deal with P.I.P. which issued their eight-song album. That album has since become a highly collectable LP. Lightning became one of the Midwest's hardest working rock acts and toured extensively throughout the region during their three-year tenure. This authorized CD reissue includes their entire LP, the aforementioned 45, plus six additional bonus tracks (including edited 45 mixes of two album tracks) all wrapped in an archival 12-page booklet with lots of photos and liner notes by Litter-scribe Doug Sheppard. Between this package and Arf Arf's White Lightning Strikes Twice [1968-1969] release, the band's entire musical legacy has been properly archived. Fans of Blue Cheer, Cream, Hendrix, and Arf Arf's four psychedelic Dose comps will really dig this new disc CD $14 SKU:12952
MOVING PARTS, THE- Wrong Conclusion (late 70s BOSTON Pere Ubu style) -Label:ARF ARF In the late '70s, Boston’s the Moving Parts created intensely challenging, offbeat music. Members Roger Miller, Clint Conley and Erik Lindgren later became the core of Mission Of Burma. This 15-track CD retrospective feat unre material all digitally remixed. For anyone into early Pere Ubu, Wire or Devo. 15 tracks CD $14 SKU:1032
VICTORS - Victorious ( Brit Invasion)- Label:ARF ARF “Before there was the Litter, there were the Victors. Including two future members (bassist Jim Kane and vocalist Denny Waite) of that fab Minneapolis combo, the Victors didn’t have the psycho-destructo stage show, fiery sound, and psychedelicized pyrotechnics of their successors. But their repertoire of British Invasion covers laid the groundwork for the Litter, and they had the teen garage sound that propelled them to battle of the bands victories and into the hearts of garage fans when five unreleased recordings were first unearthed by Arf! Arf! on The Scotty Story (now out of print) in 1993 Victorious expands the Victors’ legacy with not only those five, but also 21 previously unreleased tracks, including eight relics from their beginnings as a surf-styled band, a stunning seven-song demo tape, five spirited covers from a 1966 rehearsal, and a raw romp through “Gloria” (or “G-L-O-O-R-A,” as they erroneously spelled it!) straight off an acetate. It also includes the now legendary 1965 Scotty single, “Beer Bust Blues” b/w “Scotch Mist,” in which four-fifths of the band (billed as the Scotsmen) romped as their friend Pete Lokken did his best “Surfin’ Bird”/“The Crusher” vomit-tone into the mikeVictorious traces the evolution of the Excelsior, Minn. miscreants from a ’64 surfy combo (named after a Dick Dale song, “The Victor”) following in the footsteps of the Trashmen and fellow Minnetonka high school pals the Ready Men and the Yetti Men to a British Invasion-styled combo covering Them and the Yardbirds in 1965—before it was cool It was all over for the Victors by 1966, but their legacy lived on when Kane and Waite joined former members of the Tabs to form the Litter, a band that grew from garage Yardbirds roots into one of the most innovative hard rock bands on the scene by the late ’60s—and that has been documented on four Arf! Arf! CDs. Victoriousadds to that legacy with 31 stompin’ tracks and an extensive 20-page book featuring tons of archival photos and graphics, a band history by Doug Sheppard of Ugly Things magazine, and recollections from their producer, Warren Kendrick, the man who wrote and produced the Litter’s definitive version of “Action Woman.” CD $14 SKU:6167
30 SECONDS BEFORE THE CALICO WALL - VA ( 60's U.S. garage psych dementia) -Label:ARF ARF 28 splendid cuts pounding out muscular US garage/psych dementia circa '66-'68 at its absolute peak. Equally excessive and mandatory musical experience for fans of 1990's Beyond The Calico Wall compandium. Features Haymarket Riot, Brain Train, Ron Wray Light Show, Pepper & The Shakers, Dennis & The Times, Chateaux, etc. Superb sound plus 16 page booklet packed with facts and inside dope. COMP CD $14 SKU:16080
ELECTRIC RADIO SAMPLER -- VA - Last copies of rare 93 promo sampler Label:MARILYN/ ALIVE Mini-Album, Compilation, Limited Edition,
1 –Chris Wilson (3) & The Sneetches If Wishes Were Horses 5:04
2 –Phil Gammage* The Stranger 5:49
3 –Phil Gammage* High Roller 3:55
4 –Chris Wilson (3) & The Barbary Coasters The Derelicts 2:20
5 –Kim Fowley Rockin' In The Balkans 2:48
6 –GG Allin & The Murder Junkies I Pledge Allegiance To Disobedience 3:2 COMP CD $5 SKU:2357
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MIND EXPANSIVE PUNKADELIC GARAGE ROCK INSTROS - But Were Afraid to Ask ( 60s Pebbles style garage ) -Label:ARF ARF The title says it all! 27 rare tracks a la Pebbles without the vocals. Includes the Shades, Pinnochio and his Puppets, Unbelievable Uglies, Vaqueros, Spellbinders, etc. COMP CD $12 SKU:20043
GARAGEAHOLIC - VA Psychedelic! Outsider Music!-Label:ARF ARF Obscure sixties garage punk and psychedelic rock may be the imprint’s main thrust, but every so often they wander outside such territories and release music that is just plain weird. For those not hip to the Arf! Arf! label, this thirty- track sampler serves as a fine overview of what they’re all about. And for those who have been supporting the record company’s cause all these years, you’re still in for a treat, as how nice it is to have such groovy tunes situated in one place. From the spit and swagger of “I Can’t See You” by The Starlites to the absolutely stupid yet utterly charming “Stinky Poodle” by Tangela Tricoli, here’s a disc that offers something for everybody. On the instrumental front, there’s the acid damaged delight of "Kaleidoscope" from Peter Pan and The Good Fairies and Erik Lindgren’s totally gorgeous version of The Edgar Winter Group’s "Frankenstein," which takes classical muzak to new and improved heights. Erik further shares his talents on “Route 28-American Kids Still Wanna Rock,” a super catchy pop rocker where his inner Rick Springfield meets Bryan Adams is revealed. Charted of shuffling rhythms, The Rising Storm’s “Love Starvation” pays loving homage to Bo Diddley, “Flyte” by The Flowerz pairs social oriented prose with the bracing bite of The Rolling Stones and The Standells, The Legends unveil a dosage of wah-wah battered guitar reflexes on “High Towers” and Changin’ Tymes travel a heavy duty psychedelic route on “Blue Music Box.” A strong Jefferson Airplane influence arises on the rebellious tones of 6 Feet Under’s “Inspiration In My Head,” The Victors turn in a loyal cover of Them’s “Little Girl” and The Litter quake and shake on “Mindbreaker.” Stacked from top to bottom with enjoyable sounds, “Garageaholic! Psychedelic! Outsider Music!” is the best greatest hits album that never was. COMP CD $8 SKU:20009
IGL ROCK STORY - VA PART 1 (Iowa 60s garage pop) Label:ARF ARF IGL is an acronym for the Iowa Great Lakes Recording Studio, the first one in that state. When the studio/record label scored big with Dee Jay and the Runaways' "Peter Rabbit" (included here along with other early tracks by the group) after leasing it to a major label, the bands came from all over the state and beyond, hoping lightning would strike for them too. On this sumptuous collection of 31 tracks we hear the first fruits of such studio recordings, capturing the more notable bands from 1965 to 1967. The IGL studio had a crude, echoey sound that made drums sound enormous and vocals reverberate all over the place, but as a scrapbook of the studio's early days and Iowa's mid-'60s output, this collection is invaluable. Cub Koda, All Music GuideCOMP CD $14 SKU:5694
PARTY PARTY PARTY- VA (34 Raw, Ruthless And Rugged Sixties Garage Rockers ) - Label:ARF ARF Torque out to these 34 raw, ruthless, and rugged first generation garage rockers from the US of A. Here we unleash nothing but the wildest and most elusive mid-Sixties sounds guaranteed to be the life of the Party Party Party. COMP CD $12 SKU:1605
GREEN -ST (Ultimate reissue of 80s power pop classic !)Label:LION •The ultimate reissue of this vaunted power pop classic!•Limited edition of 500 copies •Color insert comes with notes, lyrics, and photos from band leader Jeff Lescher
Green arrived on the alternative rock scene in the mid-80s, amidst a Chicago scene that included bands like Naked Raygun, Big Black, and Ministry. While Green bypassed the major label-express that other bandsrode to fame and fortune, they continued to make records their own way, records which were lauded in the pages of Trouser Press, Spin, and The Village Voice, among others. And with each passing year there are those many who are convinced that their debut LP is worthy of those Mojo/VH1/Spin/ lists of the top 50 or 100 rock albums of all time. Green may be the bee’s knees for power poppers, but they deserve much more notice than that. They were an all-embracing band, with a taste for punk, glam rock and soul—and with the twitchy sort of energy that burbled around in the late-80s, pre-grunge underground (a little Feelies anyone?). It remains a mystery why so many other bands are fixed in the collective memory as the era's best; at the very least, Green should make a list of top obscure pop groups of all time! Color insert has band history and lyrics, plus many a fine photo, all courtesy of band leader Jeff Lescher. LP $15 SKU:19293
WEIRDOS - Destroy All Music -AUTOGRAPHED BY CLIFF ROMAN - 30th Anniv Ed. LTD EDITION GREEN VINYL reissue of 1979 classic -Label:BOMP Their 1977 Bomp single "Destroy All Music" was a nihilistic anthem, and is now regarded as a classic, "Destroy All Music - 30th Anniversary Edition " compiles the now classic 1977 EP Bomp and the 1979 "Who, What, When, Where, Why?" mini-LP in its entirety and includes previously unreleased early demos. AUTOGRAPHED LP $20 SKU:19446