These are all in stock and can be ordered right now:
1 The 13th Floor Elevators~The Psychedelic Sounds Of…
2 Can~Can self-titled 1979 LP (180 Gram Vinyl)
3. The Chi-Lites~Give It Away
4. The Ch-Lites~I Like Your Lovin’ (Do You Like Mine?)
5. Gene Chandler~The Girl Don’t Care
6. Howlin’ Wolf~Moanin’ In The Moonligfht (180 Gram Vinyl)
7. Iggy Pop~Zombie Birdhouse
8. Jimmy McGriff~Fly Dude
9. John Lee Hooker/Coast To Coast Blues Band (Any Where, Any Time, Any Place)
10. Junior Parker~You Don’t Have To Be Black To Love The Blues
11. Mandrake Memorial~self-titled
12. Mandrake Memorial~Medium
14 Nina Simone~Baltimore
15. Nina Simone~Little Girl Blue (Jazz As Plyed In An Exclusive Side Street Club)
16. Sun Ra~Universe In Blue (Regular Weight Vinyl)
17. Sun Ra~Universe In Blue (180 Gram Vinyl)
18. Z.Z. Hill~The Brand New Z.Z. Hill/Blues At The Opera
Go For It!
I don’t know what brings me to my local Salvation Army store. I feel so sorry for those old people who volunteer and know nothing about collectables. I was told some kid was moving, and made a hasty decision to not tote all his vinyl records. This guy had about 150 killer reggae records. They normally sell vinyl albums for $1.00 each. The old man gave me all three huge stacks for $30.00. I felt so bad I bought him a coffee and large doughnut. He was thrilled.
Only in California could this happen.
Here are 90 titles of the best stuff from this GOLDMINE:
(some titles I already even had, but these were immaculately clean)
1 MAX ROMEO & THE UPSETTERS~War In A Babylon
2 BUNNY WAILER~Blackheart Man
3 COUNTRYMAN (film soundtrack)
4 BLACK UHURU~(1980 self-titled on Virgin UK)
5 REGGAE SPECTACULAR~1976 A&M 2 LP Set w/ Jimmy Cliff
6 AUGUSTUS PABLO~East Of The River Nile
7 JUNIOR MURVIN~Police & Thieves
8 BLACK UHURU~Black Sounds Of Freedom
9 LEE “Scratch” PERRY~Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread
10 JOHN HOLT~1000 Volts Of Holt (covers LP #1)
11 JOHN HOLT~2000 Volts Of Holt (covers LP #2)
12 JOHN HOLT~3000 Volts Of Holt (covers LP #3)
13 AUGUSTUS PABLO~King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown
14 BLACK UHURU~Love Crisis
15 PETER TOSH~The Toughest: The Collection (Capitol/Parlophone, U.S.A.)
16 ROCKERS (film soundtrack)
17 BUNNY WAILER~Protest
18 DESMOND DEKKER & THE ACES~Isrealites (1968, Uni Stereo, U.S.A.)
19 THE HEPTONES~Night Food (Island U.S.A., Black Label)
20 JUDY MOWATT~Black Woman (the best reggae LP by a female…EVER!)
21 JUDY MOWATT~Only A Woman
22 JUDY MOWATT~Love Is Overdue
23 CLUB PARADISE (film soundtrack)
24 MAX ROMEO~Open The Iron Gate (Liberty Records U.S.A. compilation)
25 LEE “Scratch” PERRY~Judgement In A Babylon b/w One Drop, UK 12″
26 JACOB MILLER~Dread, Dread (Liberty Records U.S.A. compilation)
27 MAX ROMEO (feat. Keith Richards)~Holding Out My Love To You
28 RAIDERS OF THE LOST DUB (Sly & Robbie Dubs LP)
29 JACOB MILLER~I’m Just A Dread
30 GREGORY ISAACS~Private Beach Party
32 IDENTITY~All In One
33 BUNNY WAILER~Liberation
34 INNER CIRCLE~Blame It On The Sun (Trojan, 1975 w/ Jacob Miller)
35 MAX ROMEO~The Many Moods Of Max Romeo (UK pressing of early ska)
36 SLY & ROBBIE~Blackwood Dub
37 LEE PERRY & THE UPSETTERS~Kung Fu Meets The Upsetter
38 JACOB MILLER & AUGUSTUS PABLO~Who Say Jah No Dread
39 JACOB MILLER~Greatest Hits (R.A.S. Records)
40 CHANNEL ONE~Well Charged (compilation)
41 YELLOWMAN~Mister Yellowman
42 YELLOWMAN & FATHEAD~Bad Boy Skanking
43 FRONT LINE III~(Virgin Records UK compilation)
44 REGGAE REWIND~The Singers Part Two
45 GREENSLEEVES REGGAE SHOWCASE VOLUME ONE (UK compilation)
46 BUNNY WAILER~Bunny Wailer Sings The Wailers
47 BIG YOUTH~Everybody Skank! The Best Of Big Youth (Trojan, UK)
48 JUNIOR MURVIN~ Muggers In The Street
49 MANGO’S CALYPSO SEASON (compilation)
50 ARROW~Knock Dem Dead
51 BURNING SPEAR~Resistance
52 THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS~Vital Selections (UK, Virgin)
53 LEE “Scratch” PERRY~From The Secret Labratory
54 SUGAR MINOTT~Ghetto-Ology
55 MIKEY DREAD~Dread At The Controls
56 THE WAILERS BAND~I.D.
57 THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS~DEEPER ROOTS (Back To The Channel) (UK, 2 LP)
58 JOHN HOLT~Peacemaker
59 REGGAE SUNSPLASH ’81~A Tribute To Bob Marley (2 LP, film soundtrack)
(Ed. Note: There have been dozens of Susplash LP’s. Nothing even comes close to the quality & importance of this original 2 LP set on Elektra Records).
60 REGGAE SUNSPLASH LIVE~1992
61 YELLOWMAN~One In A Million
62 YELLOWMAN~Them A Mad Over Me
63 GREGORY ISAACS~One Man Against The World: The Best Of Gregory Isaacs
64 DENNIS ALCAPONE~Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan, UK)
65 SUGAR MINOTT~Sufferer’s Choice
66 MANGO REGGAE GREATS~Jacob Miller and Inner Circle
67 MANGO REGGAE GREATS~Strictly For Rockers
68 BAD MANNERS~Gosh It’s….Bad Manners! (UK)
69 BAD MANNERS~Can, Can (a singles compliation, UK)
70 JIMMY CLIFF~The Harder They Come (film soundtrack)
71 CULTURE~Two Sevens Clash
72 BLACK UHURU~Brutal
73 BLACK UHURU~Postitive
74 THE TWINKLE BROTHERS~Praise Jah (Virgin, UK)
75 ASWAD~New Chapter (CBS, UK)
76 SMOKE THAT HERB: The 2nd Pound (compilation)
77 CULTURE~Nuff Crisis!
78 SUFFERER’S CHIOCE (UK, compilation)
79 INNER CIRCLE~One Way
80 INNER CIRCLE~Black Roses
81 INNER CIRCLE~Identified
82 THE TWINKLE BROTHERS~Crucial Cuts (Virgin, UK, compilation)
83 SKANKIN’ ROUND THE WORLD (UK, compilation)
85 GREGORY ISAACS~Night Nurse
86 GREGORY ISAACS~Gilbert
87 TIPPA IRIE~Is It Really Happening To Me? (UK)
88 THIRD WORLD~You’ve Got The Power (UK, Picture Disc)
89 THIRD WORLD`Rock the World! (UK, Picture Disc)
90 LEE PERRY & THE UPSTTERS~Return Of Wax
Let’s get one thing straight:
These three English musicians are classified under ‘pub rock’, or in the case of Nick Lowe who has been called ‘powerpop.’
Anyone who believes this can just stick it up their ‘pub.’
THIS IS PURE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL. I think Graham Parker said it best, “By the time we got to “Squeezing Out Sparks” (1979), we were doing something completely different. Something only an idiot would call pub rock.”
It didn’t matter if Nick sounded punk or country. It didn’t matter if Dave was into 60’s country or Chuck Berry. It didn’t matter if Graham Parker was influenced by Bob Dylan, reggae or soul music. The end result was always just rock ‘n’ roll. Another funny thing is that these three guys (at least in their early years) didn’t even dress like rock ‘n’ rollers (maybe Graham with his cool shades?) One thing they all had in common is what I like to call the Stiff Style. Let me explain. Stiff Records (thank God) gave a home to musicians that no other label would absolutely ever touch. Everybody on that label was a musical misfit. A picture is worth a thousand words. Look at that cover of the LIVE STIFFS album. It is a picture of Larry Wallis, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Wreckless Eric, and Ian Dury. The only one who looks like a real rocker is Larry Wallis. All the others did not look like rockers. But, boy could they drink ‘n’ roll. Wreckless Eric looked to me like Ralph Malph from the “Happy Days” T.V. show!
That was the beauty of Stiff…they just DID NOT give a ****. Having said all this, it was Elvis Costello who became the biggest act who ever recorded for Stiff.
OK, here are some facts ‘n’ picks:
1) NICK LOWE~
His best LP would be 1978’s Jesus Of Cool. It was titled Pure Pop For Now People in the U.S.A. It had a slightly altered front cover, completely different rear cover and slightly different track list than the UK one. Usually, the UK version blows away the U.S.A. version. NOT IN THIS CASE. The U.S.A. one flows much better. This (to me) can also be called a ’77 classic punk album. Actually, a record company called YepRoc reissued this album as a 2 LP set in 2008. It included both versions and ALL the B-sides and some extra punky tracks. It even has all the original artwork for both versions. It sounds better than ever and comes on 180 gram vinyl.
(Ed. Note: In May of 2012, there was even a very limited repress on Red/Yellow vinyl with a FREE download card. It’s ‘sold out’ already)
2) DAVE EDMUNDS~(Love Sculpture/Rockpile)
This guy didn’t do too many bad records (or productions for that matter). Things really started to get weird around 1983 after he released the Information LP. Everything before that; he could do no wrong. Information does have a few killer tracks, but it had some overproduction on it (and synths~yik!). As far as I’m concerned, his best stuff was probably the 4 records he did in a row for Led Zeppelin’s “Swan Song” label from 1977-1981. They are:
1) Get It (1977)
2 Tracks On Wax 4 (1978)
3) Repeat When Necessary (1979)
4) Twingin’ (1981)
My favorite is 1977’s Get It and 1979’s Repeat When Necessary (his best selling for Swan)?
I have a friend who swears by Dave’s country-ish LP called D.E.7 (his first for Arista).
I’ll tell you man, “Get It” is the best record he ever, ever did.
3) GRAHAM PARKER~
This guy is very talented, but to be truthful…he only had 3 killer albums. They are:
1) Squeezing Out Sparks 1979 (RIGHTFULLY CONSIDERED HIS GOD)
2) Howlin’ Wind (June 1976)
3) Heat Treatment (October 1976)
I tend to like Howlin’ Wind better because it has (what I would call) his best ever song: “Don’t Ask Me Questions” with Brinsley Schwarz playing killer lead guitar. Also on that LP was the punky rockin’ out “Back To Schooldays”. I think in America, Heat Treatment pretty much got him recognized with some airplay? Incidentally, Brinsley Schwarz was home to one of Nick Lowe’s first professional bands. He sang lead and played bass for them. Pick up their Greatest Hits LP/CD if you ever see it? It is kind of sad that Graham never did anymore classic albums and no one has reissued any of them because (I reckon) there just isn’t the interest? He is a real talented songwriter though, and I’ll tell you: there are at least 3 or 4 killers songs on every LP he’s done. His last (I believe) radio airplay hit was 1985’s “Break Them Down” from his only album on Elektra Records…Steady Nerves. I think it is safe to say that Elektra Records dropped him from the roster? If you were smart, you would order the Rhino Records remastered 2CD Anthology called “Passion Is No Ordinary Word”. The sound is absolutely killer and all the killer songs are here. God only knows how much eBay is charging for that Australian LIVE. E.P. called, The Pink Parker? It came on a SOLID HOT PINK COLOR back in 1978? Another weird thing is that his U.K. label (Vertigo) actually issued three different greatest hits albums in 6 years (which I have thankfully collected, somehow?) Starting in 1979, there was High Times. In 1980 there was one called The Best Of Graham Parker & The Rumour. Then in 1984, there was one called It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing. The dumb thing is that they all had pretty much the obvious songs on them, and all three were only slightly different to each other. And now, you can’t find any of his cool records the way you used to be able to, it seems? The misfortune of Graham Parker is that he had Mercury Poisoning and could never be on STIFF for very long. I’m sure he would be more of a legend if he was part of that LIVE STIFFS tour? He will always be a STIFF in my mind. In fact, I think all three of these guys are more punk than many punks…if that means anything?
Let’s get back to Nick Lowe here for a second. Yes, he was the punkest of these three guys…not forgetting two things:
1) He produced the 1st punk album ever issued (Damned Damned Damned by The Damned, 1977)
2) His lyrics included, “she was a winner…who became a doggie’s dinner; she didn’t mean that much to me”. Nick had his biggest AM pop chart hit in the U.S.A. in 1979 with Cruel To Be Kind. The LP that it is on (Labour Of Lust) is another solid rock ‘n’ roll album. Then he got together with Dave Edmunds and did the absolutely fantastic Seconds Of Pleasure album under the name Rockpile. Then there were a couple of other good albums and then 2 very country things which were still quite good.
Here is your tip-of-the-day:
Nick did an LP for Reprise in 1990 called “Party Of One”. It has Dave Edmunds playing all over it and is the closest he has ever gotten to the feel of 1978’s Jesus Of Cool”. IT ROCKS! Just pure good ole rock ‘n’ roll played in different styles with Dave Edmunds having a ball and being the guitar hero.
Even Nick’s last 3 LP’s have been critically acclaimed. Catch him playing live at your favorite California Winery NOW?
Sample some of this…..Rock ‘N’ Roll……and love your vinyl!
Here is (yet another) Top 10 list of vinyl LP’s you’ll find in great condition at any flea market for a buck for the most part? And these are the original pressings found for the cheap price.
It pains me to diss Friday Music, because they do reissue some KILLER TITLES.
(Ed. Note: Solomon Burke, Muddy Waters & the Etta James were ‘the bomb’, man)
But Friday Music has gone nuts. WHY OH WHY OH WHY don’t they do these on colored!!!!! ?????
Can’t they get the clue? All 3 of their Monkees colored vinyls SOLD OUT in 1 week.
Each of these titles is on 180 gram boring black and costs around $27.00…RIP OFF CITY!!
1 The Byrds~Greatest Hits (even easily found still sealed)
2 Jim Croce~You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (a nutso choice)
3 Paul Revere & The Raiders~Greatest Hits (too bad it’s in the common Stereo format)
4 Deep Purple~Stormbringer (almost their worst…Lady Double Dealer saves this LP?)
5 Joe Cocker~Sheffield Steel (God Bless Sly & Robbie…but even they couldn’t save it)
6 Chicago~Chicago V (OK, OK, this ranks as one of their 5 best…but easily found sealed)
7 The Grateful Dead~Skulls & Roses (2LP’s) not too bad for $40.00 new. Usually whipped)
8 Cyndi Lauper~She’s So Unusual (easily found clean…but you never see the PicDisc)
9 Cyndi Lauper~True Colors (even though it sold as much as the first…it’s not as fun)
10 Elvis Costello~Almost Blue (I love this album…but it’s absolutely not for everyone)
You can say what you want about Hot Topic and all the expensive, overpriced garbage quality clothing they sell. They KICK BUTT on really cool vinyl reissues. This one was no exception:
GREEN DAY~ “dookie” on a special CLEAR GREEN COLORED VINYL.
This thing sold out in about a day. There were only 1000 made for Hot Topic and if you think kids have no money, or that cool looking limited colored vinyl isn’t the HOTTEST thing in the world at this moment…YOU LOSE!
By the way, I can confirm these two things:
1) This DOES NOT use the rare back cover with the ‘Sesame Street’ puppet toy shown in the crowd. When the album broke big, this was quickly removed after the 1st pressing; pending a threatening lawsuit from the ‘Sesame Street’ creators.
2) This reissue DOES include the original lyric/photo insert with Billie Joe holding up his lit spliff to a cameraman; hence where the Green Day name came from.
I really got nervous because HT didn’t send me a confirmation number. I called and they gave me a tracking number and it is 12 miles from my HT store and will be delivered tomorrow.
I’m so sorry for all the kids who didn’t jump on this. I had a crazy feeling inside and called my boss and told him I’ll be 30 minutes late so I could get down to my HT kiosk and order the mutha.
All the frenzied panic?? Well worth it!
Do I really have to remind everyone the importance of this album and it’s place in history?
GROOVING IN GREEN….INDEED!!!
I reckon that nothing on this list is more than a month old?
Check out these new ‘colored vinyl’ titles. They are on the market right now!
UPDATE: June 5, 2010
Green Day~”dookie’ on CLEAR GREEN VINYL has SOLD OUT in 1 Day on the Hot Topic website.
Motörhead~March Ör Die has been confirmed on WHITE VINYL.
Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh? has been confirmed on BLUE VINYL.
1 GREEN DAY~”dookie” (CLEAR GREEN VINYL, “Hot Topic” Exclusive, only 1000 made)
2 MOTÖRHEAD~1916 (180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
3 GRAND FUNK~WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND (180 Gram GOLD VINYL, pressed at RTI)
4 WHITE ZOMBIE~LA SEXORCISTO: DEVIL MUSIC VOLUME 1 (180 Gram MILKY WHITE VINYL)
5 WHITE ZOMBIE~ASTRO CREEP 2000 (180 Gram CLEAR GREEN VINYL, Hot Topic is cooler)
6 ANTI-FLAG~THE GENERAL STRIKE (180 Gram RED w/ BLACK SPLATTER)
7 THE DAMNED~MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE (180 Gram OPAGUE BLUE MARBLE VINYL)
8 THE MARS VOLTA~NOCTOURIQUET (180 Gram 2 LP OPAQUE ORANGE & BLUE VINYL , 3D)
9 THE KINKS~FACE TO FACE (2 LP 1 80 Gram BLUE VINYL, Mono & Stereo Versions)
10 THE KINKS~SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS (2 LP 180 Gram RED VINYL, Mono/Stereo)
11 THE KINKS~ARTHUR (2 LP 180 Gram WHITE VINYL, Mono & Stereo Versions)
12 ALICE COOPER~ALONE IN HIS NIGHTMARE (LIVE) (2 LP 180 RED VINYL)
13 PEARL JAM~THE 1993 RADIO & T.V. SESSIONS (2 LP 180 Gram PURPLE VINYL)
14 GARY NUMAN~LIVE AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE (2 LP 180 Gram ORANGE VINYL)
15 GARY NUMAN~EXILE (2 LP 180 Gram GREY VINYL)
16 GARY NUMAN~PURE (2 LP 180 Gram RED VINYL)
17 GARY NUMAN~SCARRED (LIVE) (2 LP 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
18 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS~ONE HOT MINUTE (180 Gram RED VINYL, Lenticulatr Cover)
19 ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS~KIDS ON THE STREET (180 Gram RED w/ 3 GREEN CIRCLES)
20 SANTIGOLD~MASTER OF MY MAKE BELIEVE (180 Gram GOLD VINYL)
21 V.A.~LONG LIVE BOOGALLOO (2 LP 180 Gram OPAGUE ORANGE & YELLOW w/ GREEN 7″)
22 THE MONKEES~GREATEST HITS (1969) (180 Gram OPAGUE ORANGE MARBLED VINYL)
23 THE MONKEES~INSTANT REPLAY (180 Gram RED VINYL)
24 THE ROLLING STONES~EXILE ON MAIN ST. (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT RED VINYL)
25 QUEENSRYCHE~OPERATION: MINDCRIME (original) (2 LP 180 Gram RED VINYL)
26 RUSH~LIVE AT THE B.B.C. (2 LP 180 Gram BLUE VINYL)
27 R.E.M.~SONGS FOR A GREEN WORLD (Radio Broadcast) (2 LP 180 Gram GREEN VINYL)
28 10 FT. GANJA PLANT~10 DEADLY SHOTS VOLUME II (GANJA PLANT GREEN MARBLE)
29 THE ACTION~ULTIMATE ACTION (Compilation) (180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT YELLOW)
30 MORRISSEY~TAKE A BOW (The T.V. Recordings) (180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT YELLOW)
31 A.C. & MACHINES~DIE GRÜNE REISE (The Green Journey) (180 Gram LIME GREEN)
32 V.A.~HALLMARK GUITARS HOT ROD COMPILATION (GOLD VINYL)
33 NORAH JONES~LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS ( 2 LP 180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
34 OPERATION IVY~HECTIC E.P. (180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
35 OPERATION IVY~1st LP (180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
36 THE CYNICS~SPINNING WHEEL MOTEL (HALF ORANGE/HALF GOLD)
37 THE CYNICS~SPINNING WHEEL MOTEL (HALF BLACK / HALF RED)
38 MONSTER MAGNET~SUPERJUDGE (180 Gram PURPLE/BLUE SWIRL)
39 SLIGHTLY STOOPID~EVERYTHING YOU NEED (180 Gram NEON YELLOW)
40 DR. DOG~BE THE VOID (180 Gram RANDOM BRIGHTS VINYL (Hot Pink?)
41 BROKEN BONES~F*** YOU AND ALL YOU STAND FOR (180 Gram RED w/BLK)
42 PEACHES~THE TEACHES OF PEACHES (180 Gram HOT PINK VINYL)
43 OF MONTREAL~PARALYTIC STALKS (2 LP 180 OPAQUE YELLOW VINYL)
44 PRIMUS~GREEN NAUGAHYDE (2 LP, GREEN VINYL & FREE CD)
45 THE GO-GO’S~BEAUTY AND THE BEAT 30TH ANNIV. (180 Gram PINK VINYL)
46 ACCEPT~BALLS TO THE WALL (180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
47 ACCEPT~METAL HEART (180 Gram BLUE VINYL)
48 ACE FREHLEY~ANOMALY (2 LP 180 Gram SILVER VINYL)
49 THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET~THE BEST OF (1st LP) (180 Gram GOLD VINYL)
50 VAN HALEN~A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID RED)
51 SOUNDTRACK~THE WICKER MAN (1973) (180 Gram COLORED VINYL)
52 MOTÖRHEAD~MARCH ÖR DIE (180 Gram COLORED VINYL)
53 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES~HOW WILL I LAUGH? (180 Gram COLORED VINYL)
54 XIU XIU~ALWAYS (180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
55 THE RED DEVILS~KING KING (LIVE) (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID RED VINYL)
56 NOFX~126 INCHES OF NOFX (180 Gram 18 Single BRONZE VINYL BOX SET)
57 MARIACHI EL BRONX~1ST LP (180 Gram MEXICAN FLAG COLOR VINYL)
58 ST. VINCENT~STRANGE MERCY (180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
59 U.F.O.`SEVEN DEADLY (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT ORANGE VINYL)
60 NEW FOUND GLORY~RADIOSURGERY (180 Gram GOLD VINYL & CD)
(Ed. Note: I didn’t include recent titles on colored vinyl from Record Store Day 2102 because they will cost you over $75.00…if you can even still find them. Flaming Lips, The Misfits, Abba, Social D., The Refused, Lee Perry, Peter Tosh, soundtracks of The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink & Empire Records etc. etc.)
Have Fun And Love Your Vinyl!!!
YOU CAN ORDER ALL THESE TILES ON THE WEBSITE RIGHT NOW:
1 Big Star~# 1 Record
2 Big Star~Radio City
3 The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette OPAQUE BLUE VINYL
4 Milton Nascimento~Clube Da Esquina 180 Gram 2 LP Set
5 Lo Borges~Lo Borges (self-tiled) 180 Gram Vinyl
6 Bukka White~Mississippi Blues 180 Gram Vinyl
7 Incredible String Band~Wee Tam 180 Gram Vinyl
8 Incredible String Band~ The Big Huge 180 Gram Vinyl
9 Wire~Pink Flag 180 Gram Vinyl
10 Miles Davis~Live-Evil 180 Gram 2 LP Set
11 Miles Davis~Pangaea 180 Gram 2 LP Set
12 Miles Davis~Dark Magus 180 Gram 2 LP Set
13 Aretha Franklin~I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You 180 Gram Vinyl
14 Aretha Franklin~Spirit In The Dark 180 Gram Vinyl
15 Jorge Ben~Forca Brut 180 Gram Vinyl
16 Cluster~Cluster ’71 180 Gram Vinyl
17 Allen Toussaint~Life, Love And Faith 180 Gram Vinyl
18 Allen Toussaint~Southern Nights 180 Gram Vinyl
19 Bauhaus~The Sky’s Gone Out 180 Gram Vinyl
20 The Kinks~Kinda Kinks 180 Gram Vinyl
21 Otis Redding~The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads 180 Gram Vinyl
22 Nico~Desertshore 180 Gram Vinyl
23 Herbie Hancock/The Yardbirds~Blow Up (Original Soundtrack) 180 Gram Vinyl
24 Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band~Doc At The Radar Station 180 Gram Vinyl
25 Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band~ Ice Cream For Crow 180 Gram Vinyl
26 The Modern Lovers~The Modern Lovers 1st LP 180 Gram Vinyl
27 Various Artists~No New York 180 Gram Vinyl
28 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force~Planet Rock: The Album 180 Gram Vinyl
29 Spacemen 3~Walkin’ With Jesus E.P. 180 Gram Vinyl
30 Spacemen 3~Transparent Radiation E.P. 180 Gram Vinyl
31 Spacemen 3~Take Me To The Other Side E.P. 180 Gram Vinyl
32 Spacemen 3~Performance 180 Gram Vinyl
33 Eddie Hazel~James From The Heart
34 Harmonia~Deluxe 180 Gram Vinyl
35 Can~Out Of Reach 180 Gram vinyl
36 Faust~Faust 1st LP w/ Original X-Ray & Silk Screen Cover and on 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL
37 The Flaming Lips~Oh My Gawd!! 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL
38 Mr. Bungle~1st LP 180 Gram Vinyl
39 Mr. Bungle~Disco Volante 180 Gram Vinyl
40 The Lemonheads~It’s A Shame About Ray 180 Gram Vinyl
41 The Breeders~POD 180 Gram Vinyl
42 Dead Moon~ In The Graveyard
43 Dead Moon~Defiance
44 Dead Moon~Unknown Passage
45 Spiritualized~Pure Phase 180 Gram 2 LP Set
46 Royal Trux~Thank You 180 Gram Vinyl
47 Catalyst~The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 2 LP Set
48 Catalyst~The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 2 LP Set
49 Hawkwind~1st LP 180 Gram Vinyl
50Funkadelic~America Eats Itself 180 Gram 2 LP Set
51 Funkadelic~Standing on The Verge Of Getting it On 180 Gram Vinyl
52 Funkadelic~Let’s Take It To The Stage 180 Gram Vinyl
53 Funkadelic~Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic 1809 Gram Vinyl
54 Funkadelic~Maggot Brain 180 Gram Vinyl
55 Funkadelic~Free Your Mind …And Your Ass Will Follow 180 Gram Vinyl
56 Nina Simone~The Amazing Nina Simone 180 Gram Vinyl
57 Nina Simone~Nina Simone At Town Hall 180 Gram Vinyl
58 Nina Simone~Nina Simone Sings The Blues 180 Gram Vinyl
59 Nina Simone~To Love Somebody 180 Gram Vinyl
60 Nina Simone~Here Comes The Sun 180 Gram Vinyl
61 Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot~Bonnie And Clyde 180 Gram Vinyl
62 Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot~Initials B.B. 180 Gram Vinyl
63 Serge Gainsbourg~L’ Homme A La Tete De Chou 180 Gram Vinyl
64 Serge Gainsbourg~Aux Armes et caetera 180 Gram Vinyl
65 Gal Costa~Gal Costa (self-titled) 180 Gram Vinyl
That’s 65 new titles.
These are very interesting titles, but here are 5 always overlooked killer titles that you ABSOLUTELY need to sample:
1 Captain Beefheart~Doc At The Radar Station
2 The Modern Lovers~1st LP
3 Funkadelic ~Standing On The Verge
4 The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette
5 Wire~Pink Flag
Have Fun And Love Your Vinyl!!!!
Well, it sure looks like Back On Black records out of the U.K. are hitting a kind-of dry spell? Maybe I’m wrong and there just isn’t anything in the classic hard rock category to reissue because they’ve done the lot? No company ever had the guts to put out all the killer hard rock that Back On Black have done over the years. YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT TAKE THAT FROM THEM. Nobody, but nobody ever did it better than them.
OK, here’s a list of what has come out since like April; and some that will be coming out in the summer of 2012. It seems like a fairly weak list in my opinion. Again, it’s The Good, The Bad & The downright Ugly:
(Ed. Note: I’ve included the color of vinyl if known)
1 Queensryche~Operation: Mindcrime (2 LP’s RED VINYL)
2 Accept~Balls To The Wall (WHITE VINYL)
3 Accept~Metal Heart (BLUE VINYL)
4 Krokus~Metal Renez-Vous
7 Motörhead~1916 (CLEAR VINYL)
8 Motörhead~March Ör Die (WHITE VINYL)
9 Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…? (BLUE VINYL)
10 Accept~Kabuki Ban (LIVE Mini LP)
11 Krokus~Alive And Screamin’
12 Accept~Russian Roulette
13 Krokus~The Blitz
14 Krokus~Change Of Address
15 Krokus~1st Lp (Switzerland)
16 Krokus~2nd LP Painkiller aka Pay It In Metal
Alright, here is what I think:
The Good =
Queensryche’s Operation: Mindcrime is an absolute classic…metal or otherwise.
Accept~Metal Heart was a peak LP for them. Everything went pretty much downhill sales wise for them after this.
Krokus~ Metal Rendez-Vous, Hardware & Headhunter are probably the best Krokus albums ever? It is a sin that they are not reissuing the other classic Krokus LP titled One Vice At A Time. Are they crazy? These would be the ‘mighty four’ by Krokus.
Motörhead~1916 and March Ör Die. Let’s face it; anything after 1980’s “Ace Of Spades” album is when Motörhead started to lose the real raw edge. “Iron Fist” was a huge mis-step if you compare it to their best album released only a year before. In fairness, it really had nothing to do with Lemmy moving to Los Angeles, California. Things just change, man. Having said that, I appreciate these two albums a lot more now than when they first came out. 1916 is the better one and I really like it now. It gets worse though, because anything after 1996’s “Overnight Sensation” is barely Motörhead in my opinion.
Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh? Look, it may have only cost them $1,200.00 to record their 1st LP for Frontier Records in 1982, but there was all magic on that thing. They were never, ever able to recapture that. This is a pretty redundant album as a whole. It really doesn’t improve with age, either…Mom, all I want is ONE PEPSI…NO, I’M NOT ON DRUGS, MOM.
Accept~Russian Roulette & Kabuki Ban. This was the beginning of the end for Udo. He left the band after the dismal sales of Russian Roulette. There were about 3 or 4 very good songs though. The songwriting was not up to par. The live mini LP was just a substandard live piece. The only good thing was the killer choices of older song titles. Nevertheless, the studio versions were way better.
Krokus~Alive, Change Of Address, The Blitz, early stuff. Each album seemed to get weaker and the live album is probably the best of this lot, but not essential. The early stuff was weak with a pretty bad singer. The Blitz is better than Change Of Address but these are both pretty much 2 star records. Both of these LP’s had lead-off singles that were cover songs that didn’t really match the originals, but I’m sure they were fun to play. Hence, they ran out of ideas and went too pop. If you take these with a grain of salt, you may be able to stomach these?
Please sample these titles first.
These titles need to be cherry-picked for sure.
I won’t buy them unless I get an Amazon 3rd party price that is ridiculously cheap…with the exception of a couple of these.
ROCK ON…if you can?
We only have 4 of these left, so you better jump on this one!
We are selling the Super DeLuxe version of Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown” LP.
This thing is only $18.98 on our website. It includes three 10 inch 180 gram records pressed at Pallas, Germany; a huge, huge hardcover book + a CD of the whole album.
Greenday.com sells this for $75.00….so why not get it here for $18.98?
It weighs almost 5 pounds? Absolutely beautiful…and the CD alone is worth the $18.98.
I got mine!
YAY! It’s here and the way product by the classic line-up of The Damned has been selling out these days, they should go quickly?
We currently have 6 copies on the beautiful Opaque Blue Vinyl. I can also confirm that this newly remastered reissue sounds fantastic and uses a killer reproduction of the exact inner sleeve found on the 1979 original Chiswick Records pressings, as well as the red title script and other details.
Here is the best part. We are selling it for only $19.98.
That is $4.00 cheaper than anyone else…including ANY OTHER online record shops.
Get it before they are all gone…I just pulled my copy!
Drastic Plastic Records only pressed 500 of these…sure to be gone soon.
(Ed. Note: This album needs no introduction. It is probably in any Top 50 list of classic punk albums ever issued?)
SMASH IT UP!!!