This week's list includes new titles from Mississippi Records, a live LP from '85 of the Necros, a new 12in from Exhaustion, and some killer Goblin reissues! 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 Q&A/Book Signing December 12th
BOOK EVENT – BULL SESSION
writer Joe Carducci and musician/producer Spot both formerly of SST Records and authors of new books:
SPOT – SOUNDS OF TWO EYES OPENING (SoCal Photography 196982)
CARDUCCI – LIFE AGAINST DEMENTIA (Anthology 19752007)
LIFE AGAINST DEMENTIA – ESSAYS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS 1975 – 2007
475 pages, w/ photos, illustrations
isbn 9780962761225 / $22.95
from the cover, James Parker (Atlantic, New York Times):
“The learning is profound, the critique is total.”
A collection of pieces done for The Match!, Damage, Details, Arthur, and other fine publications,
as well as a number of previously unpublished articles on music, film, politics, and sports.
We’ll interview each other, read bits from our books, then take questions and lie only when absolutely necessary.
Saturday December 12, 3pm FREE
Permanent Records 1914 W. Chicago Ave.
permanentrecordschicago.com/ | 7732781744
LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
Permanent Records Presents:
Faisons La Fête! @ Ace Hotel (Upstairs!)
Permanent Records Presents is back again!! Get ready for a night filled with French pop straight from the 60's and slightly beyond. Think Dutronc, Hardy, Bardot and of course, Mr. Gainsbourg. C'mon, let's party!!
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 6 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 - King Blood - Eyewash Silver (2013 Permanent Records Screened Fold-Over Special Edition) - Only 1 copy left, then it is OOP for good!
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 - Goblin - Phenomena (Original 1985 Soundtrack) - Import - $34.99
LP - Goblin - Suspiria - Import - $26.99
This legendary soundtrack combines elements of music and sound scary effects going far beyond traditional background scoring, becoming an integral part of the film. As critics say nowadays, SUSPIRIA music “is so perfectly integrated into the film, fares less well as a stand-alone item. All that pounding, howling, thumbing, and wheezing is enough to send chills down your spine even without the movie images (it is the perfect imaginary soundtrack), but not all of it could be called a pleasant listening experience (unless your idea of pleasant is having your nerves set on edge)”.- AMS
LP - Goblin - Profondo Rosso - Import - $26.99
This reissue is a faithful reproduction of the very first pressing from 1975 (pressed at the same pressing plant from back then).
A unique product for this truly legendary masterpiece! - AMS
"This 1975 soundtrack made an impressive debut for Goblin, a legendary group of Italian soundtrack specialists. Originally known as "the Cherry Five," this quintet was commissioned by Italian director Dario Argento to create a soundtrack for his terrifying thriller Profondo Rosso. The resulting album took the group to the top of the Italian charts and helped them build a worldwide cult reputation. Profondo Rosso is an ambitious affair that blends jazz, prog rock, and heavy metal into an effective and totally distinctive style. The title track is an impressive exercise in dynamics, building tension as it moves back and forth between a quiet, intricate riff doubled on acoustic guitar and keyboard, with a full-blooded variation of that theme led by surging, gothic-sounding organ. Other highlights include "Death Dies," a frantic piece of jazz whose pounding piano riff was later sampled by Beck, and "Mad Puppet," an atmospheric excursion that slowly adds layers of keyboard to a hypnotic, serpentine bass riff. However, the cut that prog buffs will probably like most is "Deep Shadows," a frenetic slice of King Crimson-style jazz-rock that slows down midway for a dazzling mid-tempo section where a mesmerizing rolling piano line duels it out with snaky solos from the bass and electric guitar. All in all, Profondo Rosso is a powerful album that will appeal to both soundtrack fans and prog rock addicts." - Allmusic.com
LP - Goblin - Tenebre - Import - $26.99
“Tenebre” is the last great collaboration between Argento and Goblin, before an almost 20-year long break until 2001’s “Non ho sonno”. Here Dario Argento moved from full and warm-coloured atmospheres to the aseptic and cold architectural spaces of Rome. The music of “Tenebre” responds to this change: Claudio Simonetti was returning from his first experiences in the techno/dance field and, since the band was missing a real drummer, synthesizers and samplers took over, in a mix between rock and electronic music that once again perfectly blends with the images of the film.
This reissue of the “Tenebre” OST vinyl follows the AMS Records tradition where a poster is attached to the LP replica, gathering informations for collectors about all the known exixting versions of the release, images of the discography and movie flyers and an essay presenting the filmand the soundtrack in detail. Not to be missed by any horror movie and soundtracks fans!
LP - Goblin - Zombi - Import - $26.99
Faithful replica of the original 1978 release, pressed onstunning 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
LP - Goblin - Contamination - Import - $26.99
LP - Goblin - Roller - Import - $26.99
Profondo Rosso, and is one of the very few Goblin records that was not intended to be a soundtrack.
By many considered their best effort, in Roller the band develops their dark, hypnotic and totally instrumental sound, but with an always vivacious and dynamic edge. The record also features new members Agostino Marangolo (from Flea) and Massimo Guarini.
Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl!
LP - Goblin - Il Fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark - Import - $26.99
This may sound quite funny and weird, but “Il fantastico viaggio” simply is a great prog album, surely the most symphonic of the Goblin production, it alternates the usual gloomy and scary Goblin sound with some nice acoustic interludes.
Goblin also played some live dates to promote the LP, a rather strange thing for a group who didn’t had a strong live activity at all!- AMS
LP - Goblin/Keith Emerson - La Chiesa - Import - $26.99
LP - Goblin - Amo Non Amo - Import - $26.99
The compositions of “Amo non amo” are varied, alternating melancholy and intimate pieces with hard rock and funky songs, but retaining the unmistakable ‘Goblin touch’ thanks to the presence of the classic Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, Agostino Marangolo, assisted by talented Carlo Pennisi (formerly of Flea, Etna, Libra and then in New Perigeo) on guitar and Antonio Marangolo’s saxophone, a regular collaborator of the band.
This edition edited by AMS Records sees the “Amo non amo” OST published in its entirety on vinyl. Among the ‘new’ pieces, in addition to the film version of the main issues, we have a short but wonderful “Amo non amo (alternate tensive film version)” and “Amo non amo (‘Notte’ alternate mix)”: the latter is an entirely instrumental and remixed version of “Notte”, which was originally inserted in “Il fantastico viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark”.
To finally make this a unique publication we have a new cover artwork especially made for this release by the Genoese graphic studio Giant’s Lab, and exclusive contributions on biographical and record information by two of the greatest experts of the ‘Goblin matter’, Fabio Capuzzo and Roberto Attanasio.
LP - Goblin - Patrick - Import - $26.99
Here keyboardist Maurizio Guarini re-enters the band’s line-up, after Claudio Simonetti left Goblin to produce disco-dance music:
Agostino Marangolo: Drums & Percussions
Antonio Marangolo: Sax
Carlo Pennisi: Guitars
Maurizio Guarini: Keyboards
Fabio Pignatelli: Bass Guitar - AMS
LP - Goblin - Buio Omega - Import - $26.99
The soundtrack of the film, whose main ingredients are keyboards and synthesizers, swings among echoes of Alan Parsons Project, funk / fusion and melancholic atmospheres. It was never officially published when the film came out, and was finally released on CD by Cinevox Record in 1997 (CD MDF 304) and again in 2008 (CD MDF 631) with two completely different tracklist.
Goblin here appear in an atypical shape, with Massimo Morante (guitar) and Claudio Simonetti (keyboards) replaced by Carlo Pennisi and Maurizio Guarini respectively, completing the line-up along with Fabio Pignatelli (bass) and Augustin Marangolo (drums).
Tape - Cuntz - Force The Zone - $6.99
Is “Chinese Dream Boat” a love song or one of loneliness and hate? Always polarising critics, mainly due to the band’s chosen moniker, those that didn’t get the sardonic humour present missed out on fully enjoying Aloha and Solid Mates, although one commenter nailed it when stating “…the informed listener can choose to either get it or be put off by the irreverence. Cuntz are dedicated to the hoon, and dedicated to supporting each other in their own respective hoons, and they don’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks about that.” - Homeless
LP - Exhaustion - Phased Out 12' EP - $12.99
LP - Necros - Live In '85 - $14.99 - GRAVE BLACK VINYL!
LP - Clearance - Rapid Rewards - $14.99
Rapid Rewards, quickly summed up, is the record Pavement should have made after Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Its totally possible that these four gentleman are actually from an alternant dimension where they invented these sounds, because this is a fully formed record from a group thats ready to get started taking on the world.
Not that Clearance is a straight up Pavement cover band. They've got hints of some of the Flying Nun scene, The Fall, and even a tiny bit of Guv'ner (All Praise to Pumpkin Wentzel) & The Electric Love Muffin (Philly Slackers of the highest order) . If Joy Division launched a million sound-a-like bands then its high time the slackercore scene of the mid-90s gets its devotes.
Satisfaction Guaranteed." - Tall Pat Records
LP - My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Japanese Import 2xLP - $34.99
To here knows When
When You Sleep
I Only Said
Come in Alone
Blown A Wish
What You Want
"Isn't Anything was good enough to inspire an entire scene of My Bloody Valentine soundalikes, but Loveless' greatness proved that the band was inimitable. After two painstaking years in the studio and nearly bankrupting their label Creation in the process, the group emerged with their masterpiece, which fulfilled all of the promise of their previous albums. If Isn't Anything was the Valentines' sonic blueprint, then Loveless saw those plans fleshed out, in the most literal sense: "Loomer," "What You Want," and "To Here Knows When"'s arrangements are so lush, they're practically tangible. With its voluptuous yet ethereal melodies and arrangements, Loveless intimates sensuality and sexuality instead of stating them explicitly; Kevin Shields and Bilinda Butcher's vocals meld perfectly with the trippy sonics around them, suggesting druggy sex or sexy drugs. From the commanding "Only Shallow" and "Come in Alone" to breathy reflections like "Sometimes" and "Blown a Wish," the album balances complexity and immediately memorable pop melodies with remarkable self-assurance, given its difficult creation. But Loveless doesn't just perfect the group's approach, it also hints at their continuing growth: "Soon" fuses the Valentines' roaring guitars with a dance-inspired beat, while the symphonic interlude "Touched" suggests an updated take on Fripp and Eno's pioneering guitar/electronics experiments. These glimpses into the band's evolution make Shields' difficulty in delivering a follow-up to Loveless even more frustrating, but completely understandable -- the album's perfection sounded shoegazing's death-knell and raised expectations for the next My Bloody Valentine album to unreasonably high levels. Though Shields' collaborations with Yo La Tengo, Primal Scream, J Mascis, and others were often rewarding, they were no match for Loveless. However, as My Bloody Valentine fans -- and, apparently, Shields himself -- will attest, nothing is." - allmusic.com
LP - Spyrals - Spyrals - $14.99
"The Spyrals's debut album is everything you want rock and roll to be. Loud, groovy, driving and melodic. This is the first full length album for the San Francisco trio and the first release for Los Angeles's Mock Records."
These three dudes are hitting the same hooka as the Night Beats, Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Black Hollies - rooted in Sixties psych a'la 13th Floor Elevators & the Velvet Underground, but laced with enough modern sensibility & sensitivity to make sure it doesn't seem like a retread. We can dig it! RECOMMENDED!
LP - Peter Brotzmann / Hamid Drake - Solid And Spirit - $26.99
Drake: drums & percussion.
- Nero's Neptune
LP - A. Kostis - The Jail's A Fine School - $12.99
- Mississippi Records
LP - Peter Buck - Warzone Earth - $14.99
Record comes in two different cover editions - both designed by none other than Mingering Mike - maybe the greatest album cover designer of all time! (the majority of his artwork was recently bought in whole by the Smithsonian). Comes with liner note insert.