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Wray Link - Early Recordings (Käytetty LP/12)€20,00
“This Ace album has it all. If you only have to have one Link Wray album this is it.” Bobby Gillespie
Listening to this record gives me the same feeling as Ritchie Valens’ brilliant instrumental ‘From Beyond’ – recorded in 1958, the same year ‘Rumble’ was released: the sense of electricity discovered and unchained. The electric guitar, once highlighted and harnessed to an unvarying, minimalist beat, turned into a sound of such melodic brutality that it appeared to embody all the existential threat of early rock’n’roll: the sound of the repressed – in these two cases Mexican Americans and Native Americans – seizing their moment and their place in the sun.
That’s a lot to load onto a series of brief, catchy instrumentals but there is a power in these records that goes beyond the simple desire to have a hit or even have some product you can sell at gigs. The Valens track was a one-off – who knows whether or not he’d have pursued this route if he had lived – but Link Wray continued to make haunting, tough, lean and mean records until 1966 that at once moved with the times, ‘Batman Theme’ for one, but also stayed close to that founding sense of marginality and danger.
“Early Recordings” was released in 1978, one of the earliest Chiswick LPs. Principally, it collected the singles Wray recorded for Swan between 1963 and 1966. You’ve only got to scan the titles on the back sleeve – ‘Ace of Spades’, ‘Jack The Ripper’, ‘I’m Branded’, ‘Cross Ties’, ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight’, ‘Deuces Wild’. This is music from the wrong side of the tracks, an outsider mythology that goes with the hip, stripped sound of the 45s, that conjures up mental images of smoky saloons, juke joints, late night poker games, black leather motorcycle gangs, chicken runs at 120mph: what the American Wild West became after the frontier was finally closed. The records totally live up to this promise, or is it a threat? Or both? Who cares? Let’s go!
In retrospect, 1978 was the perfect time to reissue these tracks, very few of which had been released in Britain. In their artistic minimalism and melodic fury, they signalled a straight line between first wave rock’n’roll, hard rock groups such as the 60s Who (Pete Townshend: “If it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ‘Rumble’, I would have never picked up a guitar”) and the scalding, distorted electricity of the early punk groups – most notably the Cramps, who adapted ‘Jack The Ripper’ in their version of Dwight Pullen’s ‘Sunglasses After Dark’. As Poison Ivy said in a 2000 interview: “My favourite guitarist is Link Wray. I just like hearing a lot of strings splashing all at once. And just the austerity and the starkness of how he plays, you know? The drama that’s created by not overplaying.”
Presley Elvis - King Creole (1958) (Blu-Ray)€20,00
Elviksen paras elokuva v. 1958. Vihdoinkin Blu-Raynä. Ei suomi teksitystä. Upea kuvanlaatu!
Aspect Ratio : 16:9 – 1.77:1, 16:9 – 1.78:1
Rated : Ages 12 and over
Package Dimensions : 16.8 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm; 60 Grams
Director : Curtiz, Michael
Run time : 1 hour and 56 minutes
Release date : 18 Jun. 2020
Actors : Jones, Carolyn, Presley, Elvis, Matthau, Walter, Hart, Dolores
Subtitles: : German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Language : Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Studio : Paramount Pictures (Universal Pictures)
Various - She’s All Right With Me! Girl Group Sounds USA 1961-1968 (LP)€27,50
For those who prefer to own their music on vinyl, here is an eclectic and gorgeously packaged selection of American girl group artefacts from the 60s. The album opens with Whirlwind by producer Gary Paxton protégées the Rev-Lons, the trio’s final recording but also their best, and closes with He’s All Right With Me by the Mirettes (the Ikettes incognito). Other highlights include the Supremes-style Cupid’s Got A Hold On Me by the Belles; the Sweethearts recording of Beauty Is Just Skin Deep, a song originally intended for the Ikettes; and Summertime Is Surfin’ Time by the Surf Bunnies three more terrific instances of the West Coast girl group sound. But not all the tracks here emanate from that part of the USA viz Mr Everything by New York-based Little Eva Harris and little-heard examples from the Pets, Tren-Teens and Lovettes, all from New Jersey. Felice Taylor here with her unissued-at-the-time Sing Me A Love Song graces the eye-popping jacket, which houses a colourful inner sleeve featuring a 3,000-word track commentary and an array of illustrations. Compilation and notes by Mick Patrick.
Waterhouse Nick - Live At Pappy & Harriet’s: In Person From The High Desert (2LP, Ltd) (LP)€37,00
A decade ago, journalists, fans, critics, and audiophiles alike were wont to compare Nick Waterhouse to his predecessors. And it was a convenient way to categorize an artist that has since proved uncategorizable-he had a voice that balanced somewhere between Van Morrison and Ray Charles, an aesthetic that caught the attention of style reporters at GQ, an ambitious production vision that stood out among the lo-fi rock and alternative bands of the zeitgeist. And he was disarmingly earnest in his own influences-citing artists like Mose Allison and Them as early inspiration. But now, coming off of his searching, intimate, self-titled album of 2019 and bringing us ”Nick Waterhouse Live at Pappy & Harriet’s; In Person from the High Desert” in 2020, it’s clear that comparisons, of any kind, no longer suffice.
Matchbox - The Albums 1979-82 (4CD Boxset) (CD)€33,00
- A 65 track 4 CD box set rounding up all of Rockabilly Revival band Matchbox’s recordings for Magnet Records between 1979 and 1982.
• Disc 1 is their self-titled debut for the label which reached No. 44 in the UK chart. It contains the hit singles ‘Rockabilly Rebel’ (No.18) and ‘Buzz Buzz A Diddle It’ (No.22) as well as the non-charting ‘Black Slacks’. Now comes with four bonus tracks including two recorded under the name of Cyclone.
• The second disc is 1980’s “Midnite Dynamos” album which reached No.23 in the British charts. The title track gave the band a No.14 hit single and the album also includes the No.4 smash ‘When You Ask About Love’. The eight bonus cuts include the No.15 hit ‘Over The Rainbow/You Belong To Me’ as well as two ultra-rare Japanese only singles, ‘I’m A Lover Man’ and ‘Little Lonely Girl’.
• Disc 3 is the “Flying Colours” album which contained the hit singles ‘Babe’s In The Wood’ (No.46) and ‘Love’s Made A Fool Of You’ (No.63).
• The final disc is the 1982 LP “Crossed Line”, released here on CD for the first time. It features the No.63 hit single ‘One More Saturday Night’ plus their collaboration with the late Kirsty MacColl on ‘I Want Out’.
• Housed in a sturdy clam shell box, each disc comes in a card wallet depicting the original LP art on the front. The 20 page booklet comes complete with in-depth liner notes plus pictures of all relevant singles sleeves and memorabilia.
Os Catalepticos - Hungry For Meat, Thirsty for Blood / Death March (Yellow) (7 single/EP)€15,00
Limited to 53 hand numbered copies on yellow translucent With Black Streaks vinyl.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in Curitiba-Brazil, December 2019
Two punch-in-the-face tracks from the brasilian legends!
White Buffalo - On The Widow’s Walk (Limited Gray Marble Vinyl) (LP)€35,00
Limited gray-colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. The White Buffalo is Jake Smith: singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of stories; an artist whose voice – an emotive timber-shakin’ baritone – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or restricted by genre. And now, The White Buffalo releases the studio album, On The Widow’s Walk – an 11 song, loosely-linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also plays piano and keys.
Stray Cats - Rocked This Town: From LA To London (Limited DELUXE Box, Stray Cats-themed coasters (2x), postcard and 2 stickers!) (CD)
Stray Cats teki komean paluun 40-vuotisjuhlakiertueellaan ja myös kotomaan Stray Cats fanit pääsivät näkemään bändin tiukkaa soittoa, nyt kyseiseltä juhlakiertueelta on taltioitu trion rock heittoa kaikille.
Little Richard - Southern Child (Ltd, RSD) (LP)€29,00
Following 1971’s King Of Rock And Roll, Little Richard did something no one would have expected-he allowed his up-til-then, unrecognized country-rock leaning to emerge. Further, unlike it’s predecessor, all 14 songs on Southern Child were written or co-written by Richard. While there is the funk, rock and soul one would expect from Richard during this period, Southern Child was a predominantly country-rock affair. And while Little Richard had proven he could master any genre, the label decided to shelve the album, leaving it unissued until the tracks appeared on a long out of print label retrospective in 2005.
Recorded in the Spring of 1972 in Los Angeles, the album was recorded, mixed, mastered and handed into the label. It was given a catalog number and cover art was designed, but Reprise opted instead to release The Second Coming in it’s place. Both albums were recorded with Bumps Blackwell in the producer chair, at around the same time, but the reasons Southern Child was left behind are lost to time. Perhaps the label felt Little Richard’s audience wouldn’t follow him into unfamiliar musical territory regardless of their artists’ desire to explore.
Now finally, Southern Child appears for the first time the way Little Richard intended it.
Parton Dolly - A Holly Dolly Christmas (Colored Vinyl, Red) (LP)€27,00
Limited red colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 holiday release. A Holly Dolly Christmas is the 47th solo studio album by legendary country music singer/songwriter Dolly Parton. It is Parton’s third Christmas album, following 1984’s Once Upon a Christmas with Kenny Rogers and 1990’s Home for Christmas. The album was produced by Kent Wells and features guest appearances by Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, and Parton’s brother Randy.
Hakala Aikka & The Bandits - True Stories Mostly (2CD) (CD)€20,00
Aikka Hakalan levyn ”True Stories Mostly” tuplalevyksi laajennettu erikoispainos julkaistaan vasta keväällä 2021. Syy tähän on se, että levyn julkaisun yhteyteen suunniteltu konserttia ei ole mahdollista järjestää nyt epidemian ja yleisötapahtumien rajoitusten vuoksi.
Aikka Hakalan kantria ja southern rockia sisältävä albumi ”True Stories Mostly” vuodelta 1997 julkaistaan uudestaan marraskuussa tuplalevyksi laajennettuna.
Tämän rajoitetun erikoispainoksen kakkoslevy on ennenjulkaisematon akustinen äänite, joka esittelee 14 kappaleen verran Aikan 90-luvun trubaduurikeikkojen ohjelmistoa. Mukana on hienoja versioita mm. Neil Youngin, Jerry Jeff Walkerin, Charlie Daniels Bandin , Elviksen ja Hank Williamsin biiseistä.
Kyseessä ei ole kuitenkaan livelevy vaan tasokas studioäänite millä Aikan laulu on upeimmillaan. Ainoa säestys bonuslevyllä on hänen itsensä soittama akustinen kitara ja huuliharppu.
HUOM! Ilmestyy 25.11.
Vaughan Jimmie - The Pleasure’s All Mine (The Complete Blues, Ballads And Favourites) 3LP Boxset (LP)€50,00
VARASTO LÖYTÖ!! 8 kappaletta! Upea uusintapainos. 3LP boxi! Aikoja sitten loppuunmyydyt ja helkutin hyvät levyt taas saatavilla.
Triple vinyl LP pressing. Collected together as a complete set for the first time, this 3 LP vinyl edition contains all 31 timeless recordings from Jimmie’s various Blues, Ballads and Favorites recording sessions.