HAVE RECORDS? WE'LL TRAVEL!!!
This week's list includes two stellar reissues of Beat of the Earth and Electronic Hole, A new one form Timmy's Organism, a new Video single, a lost Kurt Cobain single, a new LP from Wolf Eyes, and tons of great sealed stock of records from the 1960's and 1970's!! Check out the list below for further details…
Both shops are always buying used LPs, 7ins, and CDs. We've been acquiring so much great used stuff lately that we've decided to feature some of the higher quality LPs with a separate newletter altogether! So watch your inboxes for our Used LP Highlight Updates. They go out every Friday!
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CHICAGO SHOP STUFF
SPOT & Joe Carducci books event.
Sat. Dec 12 3pm at Permanent Records, Chicago.
LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
Thanks to everyone who came out for the MIND MELD, Frankie and The Witch Fingers, and Absurd Walls show on Saturday at The Lost Room!
LABEL RELEASE COUNTDOWN
LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 13 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.
LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, under 10 copies to go.
LP - Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Frankie And The Witch Fingers (Black Wax, Ltd 350) – Only 3 copies of this 2015 fuzzed ear pleaser!
LP - Heater - God And Hair (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.
LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Under 25 copies left, then it's OOP,c'mon creeps, there's still time!
LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 17 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!
LP/Screened Tour LP/Tour TAPE - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss- Only 7, 36, and 7 copies of this guitar skree masterpiece across various formats respectively!!
FEED THE FREAKS
And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS !!!
Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday. Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd. 10-2am.
Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests.
Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only. Absolutely, no bogus journeys.
EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS.
Check the full list below and hit us up:
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RELEASES & REISSUES
LP - Beat Of The Earth - This Record Is an Artistic Statement - Reissue - $22.99
From 1967, Phil Pearlman (The Electronic Hole (RAD 002LP) and the majestic Relatively Clean Rivers (ASH 3007CD)) leads a free assemblage of local Southern California acid-heads through loping Velvetica tribal incantations. The Beat of the Earth earns its name in two side-length jams brimming with eastern-tinged luminosity. It is the sun-dappled mirror of The Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray." Instead of the urban decay and black and white pop art of the Warhol scene, The Beat of the Earth represents the same idea, looking west across the Pacific. This comes from the same yet intrinsically polar opposite frame of mind from the VU noise marathons of their epic live shows. Mind-expanding psychedelia done by sun-gobbed hippies that were totally out of step with everything else happening in Southern California of the pop-psych '60s. This record stands as much an outsider statement as ESP-Disk's Cromagnon record (ESPDISK 2001CD/LP), or any of the Swedish bands of the Silence stable. It is a truly zonked masterpiece of tribal hippy culture dosed to the gills! Limited edition of 300.
LP - Electronic Hole - Electronic Hole - Reissue - $22.99
The Electronic Hole (1970) is a raw, noisy, droning, and completely mesmerizing album recorded by Phil Pearlman between the first Beat of the Earth album (RAD 001LP) and Relatively Clean Rivers (ASH 3007CD). Pearlman assembled The Electronic Hole in 1969. Recorded in local studios during off-hours, the album is entirely different from Beat of the Earth, as it abandons a free-form improvisational approach in favor of "compositions," including a wild cover of Frank Zappa's "Trouble Every Day." Pearlman plays sitar to great effect on the album, and another track has the thickest wall of fuzz guitars imaginable. It stands as the closest approximation of the West Coast version of what The Velvet Underground were doing with their first two albums. This is deep, brain-frying psychedelia in its purest definition. Limited edition of 300 copies.
LP - Martin Rev - Clouds Of Glory + VCSR - Tape #4 + Bitchin Bajas - Krausened "SYNTH GURU" BUNDLE - $33.99
LP - Girls - Punk-Dada Pulchritude - $19.99
LP - Pagan Myth - Moonrise - SEALED ORIGINAL STOCK - $9.99
LP - Rocket Robert - Rocket Robert - Reissue - $25.99
-Got Kinda Lost
LP - Timmy's Organism - Heartless Heathen - $19.99
How can KURT VILE fans sleep at night knowing that this fucking guy is out there, ruling the universe? Seriously, Timmy Vulgar - makes everyone else look like a fucking joke. — Mitch Cardwell, Maximum Rock'n'Roll
Couldn't have said it better ourselves, Todd and Mitch. Working with Timmy Vulgar and his outfit Timmy's Organism means yet another dream come true for Third Man Records. Fronting some of the most original, compelling and unpredictable bands (not only in Detroit, but the world) for over two decades, Tim Lampinen’s work with the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye has always held a rapturous cult following. Yet his work with his current trio, Timmy’s Organism, presents Lampinen (aka Timmy Vulgar) along with bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake “Bovver” Hill, ready for their close-up. With Heartless Heathen the group touches on their artistic and spiritual forbears of Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters, while amply ramping up the slop culture rapture of classic punk 'n' roll like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as well as contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees. There’s a reason why Lampinen won a $25,000 Kresge Grant for his work with his bands… he creates music that borders on art, live shows that border on theater. It’s high time the rest of the world take notice. Are you ready?
- Third Man Records
LP - Jean-Claude Vannier - L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches (Finders Keepers 10th Anniversary Edition) - $26.99
LP - Wolf Eyes - I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces - $19.99
- Third Man Records
7in - Kurt Cobain - And I Love Her b/w Sappy (early demo) - $11.99
Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings will be released on 2LP in December 2015 and includes the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain's creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.
In addition, this 45rpm 7-inch single featuring Kurt's haunting acoustic cover of The Beatles' "And I Love Her" and an early demo of Nirvana's "Sappy," which later appeared in a different version as a hidden track on the 1993 AID's benefit compilation No Alternative, will be issued in November. - Universal Records
7in - Video - New Immortals - $5.99
Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas, their intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax Museums (just to name a few), VIDEO stands on its own as one of the most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, VIDEO are pioneers of their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, VIDEO forges a new cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don’t miss out on the best thing going today. Long Live The New Faith, Long Live VIDEO.
-Third Man Records
MORE ORIGINAL SEALED STOCK
LP - Bill Withers - +'Justments - Original Sealed Stock - $29.99
"Back in March 2004 music magazine Mojo included Withers' fourth album on a list of "67 Lost Albums You Must Own." Whether 'Justments is indeed the stuff of legend remains debatable. Surely no holy grail like the similarly mentioned Cold Fact by Sussex labelmate Sixto Rodriguez, it seems at least unfairly ignored. Nothing here might be as compelling as "Grandma's Hands" or "I Can't Write Left-Handed," but there are plenty of melancholy reflections from a genuine soulman who came across more as a West coast singer/songwriter. Replacing the hired hands of his debut with former employees of Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band proved equally important in shaping Withers' identity. Not only had they been instrumental in creating a landmark with his second album Still Bill, follow-up Live at Carnegie Hall showed how easily they could replicate their unrestrained approach on-stage, performing quite a few tunes which hadn't yet appeared on a studio album. This experience further tightening a natural combination, the band was set for Withers' third studio album. The moody overtones of 'Justments suggest both band and singer might have suffered a bit from fatigue, a notion not altogether far-fetched since they would dissolve upon completing it. Not even Spanish minstrel José Feliciano could rescue a song like "Railroad Man" from getting stuck in a not unpleasant but ultimately unrewarding jam mode. Still, a few gems are worth mentioning. The spine-tingling string sections for "You" and "Ruby Lee" for instance invoke the memory of Still Bill's intriguing "Who Is He and What Is He to You." The former would be released as a single and crack the Top 15 R&B chart, as would "Heartbreak Road" and "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh." The demise of Sussex led to both the labels' catalog and Withers himself being transferred to Columbia. Though some of its feel would always shine through his releases for his new employer, 'Justments stands out for being the last album where the artist's unique character takes the foreground rather than being mostly left to drown in a glossy production. Thus, while its "lost album" status is mostly due to it being out of print for ages, in a just world it would be re-released back to back with 1975's Making Music. This just might turn out historically interesting, as it would document Withers' evolution towards the guilty pleasure of "Lovely Day." " - allmusic.com
LP - Kiss - Peter Criss - Original Sealed Stock - $19.99
""Peter Criss is a 1978 solo album by Peter Criss, the drummer of American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. The album was produced by Vini Poncia, who went on to produce the Kiss albums Dynasty (1979) and Unmasked (1980). Criss covered "Tossin' and Turnin'", which was a #1 hit for Bobby Lewis in the U.S. during the summer of 1961. The song was subsequently covered by Kiss on their 1979 tour. Much of the material on the album was originally written in 1971 for Criss's pre-Kiss band Lips." - Wikipedia
LP - Rita Graham - Vibrations - Original Sealed Stock - $29.99
"Rita Graham’s career as a jazz vocalist was jump-started when Ray Charles produced an album of lush standards for her in 1969. The album, Rita Graham Vibrations is the only major project that Ray Charles produced for a female artist on his label Tangerine Records (TRC-1507). As the lead vocalist in Rita and the Tiaras, Ms. Graham recorded the UK Northern Soul Classic, Gone with the Wind is My Love (Rita and the Tiaras).
A stint as one of Ray Charles’ Raelettes was followed by a two-year featured spot with the Harry James Orchestra, on European and Far East tours, and a series of recordings produced by TV composer Mike Post.
Rita was featured with jazz great Oscar Peterson, Mercer Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and comedian Redd Foxx. She originated the role of Coretta Scott King in Woodie King Jr.’s production of the Martin Luther King, Jr. documusical, Selma, off-Broadway.
Ms. Graham recorded and produced a live CD of jazz and blues standards Rita Graham Live at Sambuca Atlanta, where she was “The First Lady of Sambuca” from 1999 to 2009. Currently, Rita performs with several Atlanta bands and is featured with Sammy Blue and The All-Star Georgia Music Revue. While on tour in the Philippines, Ms. Graham experienced a stunning episode of deja vu, envisioning an historical incident, feeling certain that she had actually been present there in the past. She recalled vivid childhood dreams of that incident that inspired her fascination with life after life. This incident culminated in Rita’s book Karma Rising, a suspense novel about past life regression." - ritagrahamsings.wordpress.com
LP - Kokomo - Rise And Shine - Original Sealed Stock - $9.99
"Bluntly, Rise and Shine! stands as the finest British funk album of the 1970s, a set which counts only Roogalator among its rivals, but squeaks past by virtue of that group's failure to truly get it on in the studio. The opening "Use Your Imagination" has enough funkadelia around its edges to satiate the most demanding palate, while "Little Girl" might borrow its vocal arrangements from something slick by Hall & Oates, but nobody told the instruments that. Occasionally, the sublime groove does fade -- "That's Enough" is a ponderous dirge, again looking towards Hall & Oates for its impetus, and the strangely staccato ballad "Without Me" might have slipped off Bowie's Young Americans. But the title track is insistently nasty, while "Do It Right" and "Feelin' Good" are primal growlers in solid Sly Stone mold. With only "Rise and Shine" breaking the five-minute barrier, the album does err on the side of concise caution -- live, Kokomo were capable of some truly gargantuan grooves, and it would have been rewarding to catch a couple on vinyl. But still it is a pulse-pounding package, plus it packs one of the most appropriate sleeves of the era. Kokomo hit everyone with the force of an express train." - Allmusic.com
LP - Laura Lee - Two Sides of Laura Lee - Original Sealed Stock - $9.99
"The original title was Two Sides of Laura Lee, which went the way of the "Empty Bed Blues" promised on the jacket but still sums up the idea: soften up that man-hating persona. It succeeds, too, with songs from the Honey Cone's production team that give Lee, a gritty singer who can't match the power of a Millie Jackson or the spunk of an Ann Peebles, a chance to show off the recitatives at which she excels--I'm especially fond of "At Last," where Lee falls for a nice boy. But the prize is on the "other" side--"Rip Off," the real follow-up to "Women's Love Rights," which I'll bet was boycotted by male program directors because it was about property as well as sex." - Robert Christgau
LP - Laura Lee - I Can't Make It Alone - Original Sealed Stock - $29.99
"Lee shows a lot of singing skills here--without downplaying her natural rasp she achieves a gratifying fullness (even softness), and she knows how to put her range at the service of a song's drama. The best moment is a whispered ad lib in which Lee describes a seduction play-by-play. " - Robert Christgau
LP - Raices - Raices - Original Sealed Stock - $19.99
One Album Latin-Jazz Outfit
" A latin fusion album with a blend of Puerto Rican salsa and Brazilian batucada influences. A rare gem. Known to those in the 70's British jazz scene (produced by Bruce Botnick) although the musicians are from Puerto Rico. Lots of different instruments take their turns, I especially like the flute, all the musicians are spectacular. Of course there are some bongos here and there, great keyboard, scorching guitar in places, Santana like sometimes, and at others its very laid back. There's only one track near the end that is very average, the rest is great." - Rate Your Music review by Catwomyn
" What a wonderful record! Why those guys never mentioned when musicians like Chick Corea (don't get me wrong he is the master) takes all the glory? Extraordinary performances on fantastic jazzy compositions. Musicianship is top notch and production good enough to let you enjoy this masterpiece. Really overlooked gem that needs to be discovered!" - Rate Your Music review by Oracus
LP - Silver, Platinum & Gold - Silver, Platinum & Gold - Original Sealed Stock - $29.99
A1 Just Friends
A2 Never Seen A Guy Like You
A3 My Man
A4 Love In Her Eyes
A5 Comin' Up From The Roots
B1 Silver, Platinum And Gold
B2 I Got A Thing
B3 Looking For A Wish
B4 Why Don't We Make Love