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Genre pick of the week Cover of Garage Psychédélique (The Best Of Garage Psych And Pzyk Rock 1965-2019) by Various Artists.

Various Artists

Garage Psychédélique (The Best Of Garage Psych And Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)

    Two-Piers, the label that brought you ‘Pop Psychédélique (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019)’ bring you the second instalment in the series ‘Garage Psychédélique (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)’. A thrill a minute dive into the crazy awesome world of Garage Psychedelic Rock.

    From the Psych sound explosion onto the Underground club scene in the US and UK in the mid 1960s, its discovery by a wider audience via the exceptional Nuggets and Pebbles compilation series in the 1970-1980s. Through its mainstream revival with the Garage sound of the late 1990- early 2000s, to the current crop of exceptional bands flying the Garage Psych flag today, ‘Garage Psychédélique’ takes you on a journey and gives you a little taste of some of the finest music from the scene and the bands that blazed a trail for others to follow…..Sit back and enjoy the ride!

    From the opening bars of The Sonics ‘Have love Will Travel’ through the Psych workout that is Count Five’s ‘Psychotic Reaction’ to the joys of 60s Beat Psych groups from the US such as The Paragons, The Preachers, The Strangeloves, The Squires, and the eccentric stylings of The Monks. The album careers along at a blistering pace of Garage Psych brilliance, jammed packed full of Underground floor fillers a plenty.

    US legendary underground acts such as The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watch Band and MC5 all deliver classic tracks for the cause, and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson even makes a foray into the psych rock sound with ‘Jump into the Fire’.

    In recent years such bands as Thee Oh Sees, Moon Duo and Allah-Las from the US have taken the Garage Psych influence and 60s sound and made it their own. A whole crop of bands such as White Hills, Gnod and Goat from the scene have evolved the music into a heavier ‘Pyzk Rock’ feel with a darker and heavier vibe, but crucially still with the joyous undertones that the scene brings to its devotees.

    The Garage Psych sound has influenced groups from around the globe with bands like Liverpool’s The Stairs ‘Weed Bus’, Scotland’s finest The Poets with ‘That’s the Way It’s Gotta Be’, The Bogeymen, a largely undiscovered 90s Psych Hammond band from France with ‘Electrocution’. Hailing from Sweden Goat bring us ‘Gathering of Ancient Tribes’ and The Hives their dancefloor anthem ‘Main Offender’. From Perth, Australia Pond’s Psych leanings on ‘Fantastic Explosion of Time’ are clear to see. Finally, Kevin Parker’s band Tame Impala were very influenced by the whole garage psych sound in their early band incarnation, as perfectly showcased here on the epic wig out that is ‘Half Full Glass of Wine’ that closes the album.

    This isn’t meant to be a ‘crate diggers’ album or a compilation of ‘obscure hard to find tracks’ to out-do your mates. It is quite simply a celebration of the Garage Psychédélique scene and a chance to revel in its brilliance and dance around your kitchen. If it means you go down a rabbit warren of discovery to unearth more gems and brilliant bands from the Garage Psych scene then job done! 


    TRACK LISTING

    2LP Vinyl Tracklist:
    A1) The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
    A2) Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
    A3) The Paragons - Abba
    A4) Kim Fowley - The Trip
    A5) The Preachers - Who Do You Love **
    A6) The Strangeloves - Night Time
    A7) The Monks - Oh, How To Do Now
    A8) The Bogeymen - Electrocution
    B1) Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire (Single Version)
    B2) The Eyes - When The Night Falls
    B3) 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation (Doubt)
    B4) The Poets - That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be
    B5) The Squires - Going All The Way
    B6) The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
    B7) The Chocolate Watch Band - I’m Not Like Everybody Else
    B8) MC5 - Gotta Keep Movin’
    C1) The Stairs - Weed Bus
    C2) The Hives - Main Offender
    C3) Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time
    C4) Novella - Somethings Must Change
    C5) Thee Oh Sees - Web
    C6) Allah-Las - Catamaran
    D1) Moon Duo - Eye 2 Eye
    D2) White Hills, Gnod - Run-a-Round **
    D3) Goat - Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
    D4) Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine
    (** Exclusive To Vinyl)

    CD Tracklist:
    1) The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
    2) Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
    3) The Paragons - Abba
    4) Kim Fowler - The Trip
    5) The Strangeloves - Night Time
    6) The Monks - Oh, How We Do Now
    7) The Bogeymen - Electrocution
    8) Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire (Single Version)
    9) The Eyes - When The Night Falls
    10) 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation (Doubt)
    11) The Poets - That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be
    12) The Squires - Going All The Way
    13) The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
    14) The Chocolate Watch Band - I’m Not Like Everybody Else
    15) MC5 - Gotta Keep Movin’
    16) The Stairs - Weed Bus
    17) The Hives - Main Offender
    18) Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time
    19) Novella - Somethings Must Change
    20) Thee Oh Sees - Web
    21) Allah-Las - Catamaran
    22) Moon Duo - Eye 2 Eye
    23) Goat - Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
    24) Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine

    Alice In Chains

    Dirt - 2022 Reissue

      "Dirt" is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains. Originally released on September 29th 1992 through Columbia Records. The album received critical acclaim and has gone on to sell five million copies worldwide, making "Dirt" the band's highest selling album to date. It was also the band's last album recorded with all four original members. 'Rolling Stone' placed the album at No 26 on its list of the '100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time'. "Dirt" was included in the 2005 book '1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die'. It was voted "Critic's Choice Album of the Year". 'Guitar World' named "Dirt" as the best guitar album of 1992. 'Loudwire' named it as one of the best Metal albums of the 1990 s, and 'Rolling Stone' ranked it at No 6 on its list of "50 Greatest Grunge Albums" in 2019. 

      Ash Ra Tempel

      Join Inn - 50th Anniversary Edition

        After the 2021 Re-Release of “Schwingungen” (MG.ART612) and together with “Seven Up” (MG.ART613) we proudly announce “JOIN INN” as Part3 of the authorised 50th Anniversary “A.R.T.” Re-Edition Series.

        “JOIN INN” is the fourth album by Ash Ra Tempel. It was recorded at Studio Dierks and originally released on LP by Ohr Musik-Produktion, catalogue number OMM 556032. Each side of the LP comprises one long track.

        In 1972 ASH RA TEMPEL teamed up again with Klaus Schulze during the recording of Walter Wegmüller's Tarot album, and after one of the recording sessions, ASH RA TEMPEL members: Enke, Göttsching and Rosi, together with Klaus decided to "play it again" in a late night session. This recording led to the birth of the “JOIN INN” album, as well as two legendary last concerts in February 1973 in Paris and Cologne.

        Manuel Göttsching recalls Hartmut Enke on bass and Klaus Schulze on drums being a dream-team rhythm section for him to play his guitar, especially here to hear on “Freak'n' Roll”, that was ingenious and not to replace ever since. It was the last recording ever where Klaus Schulze (who sadly passed away this Year) played the Drums and also Hartmut (the Hawk) Enke soon after quit the Bass and music forever. Join Inn marks the end of the collaboration with Klaus Schulze.However, together with Ash Ra Tempel, their eponymous first album, which will be released in 2023 as the final edition of our Series, it is considered a highlight of the Krautrock movement.

        As for the music itself we again refer to Julian Cope´s review from his book “Krautrocksampler” (published by Head Heritage, 1st ed. 1995):

        ""Freak’n’roll” fades in like it never started - just was always there from the beginning of time, a dry wah-guitar freerock riff-out unlike any of the other Ash Ra Tempel LPs, and not much like any other music. Yes, there are bluesy riff but none of them have a blues context. Manuel Gottsching’s guitar is so confident that he sometimes drops down to a simple major chord groove, whilst the Hawk pushes that round woody bass into strange overlapping rumbling melody. And ... it’s the return of Klaus Schulze on drums which propels “Freak’n’roll” to its height. No-one but Klaus has the ability to transcend rock’n’roll in such an on-the-beat non-groove-y way and still send sparks of light into the cosmos as he does it.

        “Freak’n’roll” is so egoless that it even works at a quiet volume as meditational music. Themes rise from the high tempo pulse beat, then are carried along the muscles of the song into the main area where the riff actually becomes real and expressionist for just long enough before slipping back into the musical fabric of the song.

        As usual with Ash Ra Tempel, the other side is an enormous drift piece called “Jenseits (The Next World)”, a beautiful Klaus Schultze meditation of haunting synthesizer chords over which Rosi Muller tells the story of the Cosmic Couriers’ meeting with Timothy Leary. Gradually, the pulsing guitar becomes increasingly intense and turbulent, but Rosi never sounds less than freaked out. Essentially, “Jenseits” is a precursor to Klaus Schulze’s later spacey minor-key grooves.

        Unfortunately, this was the last Ash Ra Tempel album in its particular ‘series. (…) After “JOIN INN”, Manuel Gottsching took over the Ash Ra Tempel mantle alone.”

        Ash Ra Tempel – Join Inn
        HARTMUT ENKE - Gibson bass
        MANUEL GÖTTSCHING -guitar
        KLAUS SCHULZE-drums, synthesizers & electronics
        ROSI MÜLLER-voice

        * All tracks composed by Manuel Göttsching, Hartmut Enke and Klaus Schulze.


        TRACK LISTING

        1. Freak ’n’ Roll (19:14)
        2. Jenseits (24:14)

        Beak>

        Kosmik Musik

          Two years in the making Kosmik Musik is a collaboration between artist Joe Currie, writer Ben Wheatley and musical group Beak>, who worked closely with the artists to provide a musical accompaniment for the graphic novel.

          The soundtrack is pressed on 10" black vinyl and housed in a spined sleeve.

          Ben and Joe met at art school in the 90s where they both were involved in a lot of comic book drawing and reading. It’s taken thirty years to finally get their acts together and create this book. In the meantime Joe has been sculpting and painting. Ben has been writing and directing films.

          Kosmik Musik is melting pot of 2000ad, Metal Hurlant, Kirby tech, psychedelic 60s art, Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, Kraut Rock, Star Trek and Star Wars. A UK 70s English childhood basically.

          The project comes with a sonic accompaniment by Beak> who have live dates on the horizon including Primavera Sound in LA

          ABOUT KOSMIK MUSIK, THE GRAPHIC NOVEL: The galaxy is a big place–but not big enough for Mick and Eve as they are chased across it by cops, inter-dimensional plunderers, rogue artificial intelligences, middle-aged assassins and a third-tier superhero team. Come with us on a rip roaring, planet hopping adventure. Punches will be thrown, tears will be shed and music will be played on vinyl on vintage record players as Mick and Eve try to solve every sentient creature’s fundamental questions like why and what... and eh? Yes, dear reader, Kosmik Musik will unlock some of the more pressing mysteries of the universe. True Fact.


          TRACK LISTING

          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 1)
          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 2)
          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 3)
          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 4)
          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 5)
          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 6)
          KOSMIK MUSIK (Part 7)

          Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

          You Are Beautiful And You Are Alone : The Biography Of Nico

            A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces.

            'What I have in common with Nico is the understanding of her furious frustration at not being recognised.' - MARIANNE FAITHFULL

            The real story of Nico is one of determination, self-destruction and belief in one's artistic vision, at any cost. Nico was an ever-evolving myth, an enigma that escaped definition. Born Christa Paffgen, Nico grew up in war-torn Berlin before being scouted by a fashion photographer in her early teens. At age twenty-seven, she became Andy Warhol's newest Superstar, securing the position of chanteuse for the Velvet Underground. Though she is primarily remembered for contributions to their seminal debut album - and her relationships with Brian Jones, Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison - her own artistry and influence have often been overlooked.

            Nico spent most of her career as a solo artist on the road, enduring empty concert halls, abusive fans and the perilous reality of being a drug addict. Yet beneath the superficial denigrations and one-dimensional myths was a complicated visionary determined to make art that was truly her own. In You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone, defying the sexist casting of her life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her looks, youth and fame, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike cements Nico's legacy as one of the most vital artists of her time, inspiring a generation of luminaries including Bjoerk, Morrissey and Iggy Pop.

            Containing over a hundred new interviews and rare archival material, this is an empowering reappraisal of an underappreciated icon.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Javi says: One of the most enigmatic, problematic, and chameleonic figures in alternative music's history, who finally gets the biography she deserves. Iconic - Controversial - Nico.

            Scorched asphalt, cosmic rock and fried-psychedelia from this Japanese trio who deliver album number two on Guruguru Brain. Comprised of guitarist Ikuma Kawabe (ex Church of Misery), bassist / vocalist Kazu Gotoh and Robin (ex Minami Deutsch) who has joined as their new drummer.

            Jamming every week in Tokyo, “Soma” and “Invader Summer” are two songs that have naturally evolved from their high density performances. “Soma” kick starts the combustion engine in high, free spirits; a 60s glow piercing through the more modern, edgy distortion. “Invader Summer” sees them hit the highway in 5th gear, careering into the big open on some vintage Harley Davidsons.

            “Dead” sees the band explore drone, repetition and ethnic percussion; with a pagan and tribal vibe not a million miles away from Goat.

            The 20-minute long “Black Shrine” was inspired by the Japanese folklore Yokai, the spiritual and sometimes shapeshifting creatures living in the dark mountains of Japan. It’s a suitably enchanted acid-psyche-folk journey with some interesting leads and plenty of swirling SFX in the background with a thick, woodland vibe reminiscent of Carlton Melton.

            For the modern psychedelia lover – Dhidalah are the real deal! 


            TRACK LISTING

            Soma
            Invader Summer
            DEAD
            Black Shrine

            Divino Niño

            Last Spa On Earth

              Genre: Indie, Electronic, Latin. RIYL: Toro y Moi, Helado Negro, Rosalía, Tame Impala, Cuco.

              Divino Niño are no strangers to bold reinvention. When Camilo Medina and Javier Forero—friends whose bond dates back to their childhoods in Bogotá, Colombia—moved to Chicago and recruited guitarist Guillermo Rodriguez to form a band, they were psych-pop outsiders playing live shows with a drum machine. With the addition of drummer Pierce Codina, their 2019 breakthrough and debut LP for Winspear, Foam, solidified their place as local indie rock mainstays.

              Soon after, multi-instrumentalist Justin Vittori joined to round out their lineup. Once again, with their masterful, unpredictable, and eminently danceable new album, the band has done something radical: They totally upended the way they write songs, eschewing practice room jams for unrelentingly collaborative beats, implied grooves for immersive dance floor heaters, and mellow vibes for frenetic doses of reggaeton, electropop, and trap on their most adventurous and ambitious work to date.

              Welcome to the Last Spa on Earth. Written and recorded over the past two years, Last Spa on Earth deals in release and catharsis: confronting your darkest moments and coming out better for it. The album artwork, done by Medina, a longstanding visual artist, depicts a dreamy, yet graffiti-tagged spa, void of physical bodies so listeners can envision themselves in this unique environment. It represents the yin and yang approach Divino Niño took while creating the album: the serenity of the spa and the chaos of the party. Ultimately, the band’s desire is to provide healing in the same way one feels after sweating, shivering, stretching, and resting at the spa against the backdrop of the world’s darkness. Last Spa on Earth is the cathartic product of Divino Niño letting go of their musical preconceptions, past traumas, and future anxieties to embrace change, chaos, and each other’s contributions both to these songs and to each other.

              TRACK LISTING

              01. LSE
              02. Nos Soltamos
              03. Tu Tonto
              04. XO
              05. Toy Premiado
              06. Ecstasy
              07. Drive
              08. Miami
              09. Mona
              10. Especial
              11. Papelito
              12. I Am Nobody

              Duster

              Together

                Gather your loved ones, Together is here. Duster’s fourth album is a 13-song exploration of comfortable, interplanetary goth. A sonic Vaseline of submerged guitars, solder-burned synths, and over-driven rhythm tracks. “I know people say, ‘Oh Duster music so sad, we’ve even said it ourselves before,” Clay Parton said. “But it’s a lot more like absurdism than nihilism.”

                TRACK LISTING

                A
                1. New Directions
                2. Retrograde
                3. N
                4. Time Glitch
                5. Teeth
                6. Escalator

                B
                7. Familiar Fields
                8. Moonroam
                9. Sleepyhead
                10. Making Room
                11. Drifter
                12. Feel No Joy
                13. Sad Boys

                Timothy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel

                Seven Up - 50th Anniversary Edition

                  After the 2021 Re-Release of “Schwingungen” (MG.ART612) we proudly announce “Seven Up” as Part 2 of the authorised 50th Anniversary “A.R.T.” Re-Edition Series.

                  “Seven Up” is the third studio album by Ash Ra Tempel and their only album recorded in collaboration with American Ph.D. in psychology, Dr. Timothy Leary. The Coverart for “Seven Up” was designed by famous Swiss Artist Walter Wegmüller. Recorded in August 1972 at Sinus Studio in Berne, Switzerland, remixed September 1972 at Dierks Studios in Stommeln, Germany. First release in spring 1973 by OHR Musik – the first release on the new sub-label "Kosmische Kuriere", Kat-Nr. KK 58001.

                  We release “Seven Up” in a Re-Cut carefully overseen by Manuel Göttsching himself, on September 9th 2022, also being Manuel Göttsching´s 70th Birthday. Our Edition features the full original text for the “7 levels of consciousness” by Timothy Leary in English, i.e. “Instruction Manual for Pleasure Panel” plus a previously unreleased glimpse view of the original scripts incl. notes and mark ups as well as partly unreleased photos from the recording session.

                  As for the music itself we again refer to Julian Cope´s review and remarks from his book “Krautrocksampler” (published by Head Heritage, 1st ed. 1995):

                  “When the Leary Mob met the Kaiser Gang, the sparks flew ever Up-wards… 7up is a stone classic in every way. Yes, it is unlikely to find Timothy Leary singing lead vocal in a cosmic group, but even weirder that he chose to sing a wild yelping freaked out blues !

                  Manuel Göttsching and Hartmut Enke had begun their careers in The Steeple Chase Blues Band back in the mid-'60ies, and they quickly felt their way through what Barritt and Leary were aiming for. They reconciled it all as a kind of West Coast chordless psychedelia, where blues riffs sparkle out of nowhere and the sheer weight of synthesizers renders everything with an unreal Pere Ubu/early Roxy Music quality.

                  The greatness of Ash Ra Tempel burned so brightly on 7Up that there is really nothing else like it. Hartmut Enke and Manuel Gottsching here returned to their riffy roots. It can hardly be called a retro act, though, as the context of music is everything. And with Dierks at the controls, even the New Kids on the Block would have sounded psychedelic.7Up is like a late night radio show glimpsed through a shattered tuner where all but the most truly dangerous sounds have been allowed to stay, to drift and to dance around the performers.The result is an extreme gem, a flash of hysterical white lightning, and a pre-punk Technicolour yawn in the grandest of traditions.

                  In typical Ash Ra Tempel style, the record is divided into two pieces, “Space” and "Time”. Within this, though, Timothy Leary’s ideas are allowed to free-flow and the two sides are therefore divided into mini-songs all segued together. The highlight of Side 1 is “Power Drive”, a West Coast burn-up that transcends any W. Coast music I ever did hear. Leary and Barritt present the greatest twin-vocal of all time, coming on like Jagger and Morrison but too caught up in their own maelstrom to be anything less than Heralds of the Punkfuture still five years away.

                  In chaos it was conceived and in chaos it was recorded. Yet Dieter Dierks, the great Aural Architect of the Cosmic Couriers, turned 7Up into a personal triumph and a Kosmische dream.”

                  Timothy Leary & Ash Ra Tempel – “Seven Up”
                  TIMOTHY LEARY - voice
                  BRIAN BARRITT - voice
                  MICKY DUWE - voice & flute
                  LIZ ELLIOTT - voice
                  BETTINA HOHLS - voice
                  PORTIA NKOMO - voice
                  HARTMUT "HAWK" ENKE - bass, guitar & electronics
                  MANUEL GÖTTSCHING - guitar & electronics
                  STEVE A. - organ & electronics
                  DIETMAR BURMEISTER - drums
                  TOMMY ENGEL – drums
                  DIETER DIERKS - synthesizer & Radio Downtown


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Space (16:03):
                  Downtown
                  Power Drive
                  Right Hand Lover
                  Velvet Genes
                  Time (21:15):
                  Timeship
                  Neuron
                  SHeeee

                  Joni Mitchell

                  The Asylum Albums (1972-1975)

                    Joni Mitchell was at a turning point 50 years ago. After making four acclaimed albums with Reprise Records, including her 1971 masterpiece Blue, she left the label to join the brand-new Asylum Records in 1972. Over the next seven years, Mitchell would record some of the most acclaimed music of her career while changing her musical direction by adding more jazz elements into her song writing. The evolution culminated in 1979 with Mingus, her collaboration with jazz titan Charles Mingus, and her studio last album for Asylum.

                    The Asylum Albums (1972-1975), the next instalment in the Joni Mitchell archive series, explores the beginning of that prolific era. The collection features newly remastered versions of For The Roses (1972), Court And Spark (1974), the double live album Miles Of Aisles (1974), and The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975). All four were recently remastered by Bernie Grundman. The Asylum Albums (1972-1975 will be available on 23rd September on 5-LP 180-gram vinyl (Limited Edition Of 20,000) and as a 4CD set. The cover art for the set features a previously unseen painting by Mitchell. The set also includes an essay by friend and fellow Canadian Neil Young.

                    The Asylum Albums (1972-1975), follows Mitchell’s musical evolution over four albums as she embraced more jazz-inspired pieces and moved away from the folk and pop of her early years. It includes essential tracks like her first Top 40 hit, “You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio” and her highest-charting (#7) single “Help Me,” plus favourites like “Free Man In Paris,” “Raised On Robbery” and “In France They Kiss On Main Street.” Mitchell has been intimately involved in producing the collection, lending her vision and personal touch to every element.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Vinyl Track List:
                    LP 1
                    Side A
                    Banquet (2022 Remaster)
                    Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (2022 Remaster)
                    Barangrill (2022 Remaster)
                    Lesson In Survival (2022 Remaster)
                    Let The Wind Carry Me (2022 Remaster)
                    For The Roses (2022 Remaster)
                    Side B
                    See You Sometime (2022 Remaster)
                    Electricity (2022 Remaster)
                    You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (2022 Remaster)
                    Blonde In The Bleachers (2022 Remaster)
                    Woman Of Heart And Mind (2022 Remaster)
                    Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) [2022 Remaster]

                    LP 2
                    Side A
                    Court And Spark (2022 Remaster)
                    Help Me (2022 Remaster)
                    Free Man In Paris (2022 Remaster)
                    People’s Parties (2022 Remaster)
                    Same Situation (2022 Remaster)
                    Side B
                    Car On A Hill (2022 Remaster)
                    Down To You (2022 Remaster)
                    Just Like This Train (2022 Remaster)
                    Raised On Robbery (2022 Remaster)
                    Trouble Child (2022 Remaster)
                    Twisted (2022 Remaster)

                    LP 3
                    Side A
                    You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Big Yellow Taxi (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Rainy Night House (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Woodstock (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Side B
                    Cactus Tree (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Woman Of Heart And Mind (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    A Case Of You (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Blue (Live) [2022 Remaster]

                    LP 4
                    Side A
                    Circle Game (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    People’s Parties (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    All I Want (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Real Good For Free (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Both Sides Now (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Side B
                    Carey (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    The Last Time I Saw Richard (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Jericho (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    Love Or Money (Live) [2022 Remaster]

                    LP 5
                    Side A
                    In France They Kiss On Main Street (2022 Remaster)
                    The Jungle Line (2022 Remaster)
                    Edith And The Kingpin (2022 Remaster)
                    Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (2022 Remaster)
                    Shades Of Scarlett Conquering (2022 Remaster)
                    Side B
                    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (2022 Remaster)
                    The Boho Dance (2022 Remaster)
                    Harry’s House/Centerpiece (2022 Remaster)
                    Sweet Bird (2022 Remaster)
                    Shadows And Light (2022 Remaster)

                    CD Track List:
                    CD 1 - For The Roses (1972)
                    1. Banquet (2022 Remaster)
                    2. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (2022 Remaster)
                    3. Barangrill (2022 Remaster)
                    4. Lesson In Survival (2022 Remaster)
                    5. Let The Wind Carry Me (2022 Remaster)
                    6. For The Roses (2022 Remaster)
                    7. See You Sometime (2022 Remaster)
                    8. Electricity (2022 Remaster)
                    9. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (2022 Remaster)
                    10. Blonde In The Bleachers (2022 Remaster)
                    11. Woman Of Heart And Mind (2022 Remaster)
                    12. Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’s Tune) [2022 Remaster]

                    CD 2 - Court And Spark (1974)
                    1. Court And Spark (2022 Remaster)
                    2. Help Me (2022 Remaster)
                    3. Free Man In Paris (2022 Remaster)
                    4. People’s Parties (2022 Remaster)
                    5. Same Situation (2022 Remaster)
                    6. Car On A Hill (2022 Remaster)
                    7. Down To You (2022 Remaster)
                    8. Just Like This Train (2022 Remaster)
                    9. Raised On Robbery (2022 Remaster)
                    10. Trouble Child (2022 Remaster)
                    11. Twisted (2022 Remaster)

                    CD 3 - Miles Of Aisles (1974)
                    1. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    2. Big Yellow Taxi (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    3. Rainy Night House (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    4. Woodstock (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    5. Cactus Tree (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    6. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    7. Woman Of Heart And Mind (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    8. A Case Of You (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    9. Blue (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    10. Circle Game (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    11. People’s Parties (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    12. All I Want (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    13. Real Good For Free (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    14. Both Sides Now (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    15. Carey (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    16. The Last Time I Saw Richard (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    17. Jericho (Live) [2022 Remaster]
                    18. Love Or Money (Live) [2022 Remaster]

                    CD 4 - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
                    1. In France They Kiss On Main Street (2022 Remaster)
                    2. The Jungle Line (2022 Remaster)
                    3. Edith And The Kingpin (2022 Remaster)
                    4. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (2022 Remaster)
                    5. Shades Of Scarlett Conquering (2022 Remaster)
                    6. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (2022 Remaster)
                    7. The Boho Dance (2022 Remaster)
                    8. Harry’s House/Centerpiece (2022 Remaster)
                    9. Sweet Bird (2022 Remaster)
                    10. Shadows And Light (2022 Remaster)

                    Monster Magnet

                    4 Way Diablo - 2022 Reissue

                      Recorded in four different studios (Sound City Studios, American Studios, The Sunset Lodge and Hydeaway Studios) throughout 2006-2007, 4-Way Diablo is the seventh offering from legendary riff masters Monster Magnet. Featuring rippers such as “Wall of Fire,” “You’re Alive,” and a cover of an obscure Rolling Stones song “2000 Lightyears From Home,” 4-Way Diablo is a true gem in the Monster Magnet catalog. The album is being reissued on August 19th via Napalm Records on white vinyl with gold and black splatter, as well in a limited, special glow in the dark vinyl variant! Don’t sleep on an album Blabbermouth called: “A mix of MAGNET styles old and new, it still bears the unmistakable stamp of one of stoner rock’s most identifiable and unique voices.”

                      Motörhead

                      Iron Fist - 40th Anniversary Edition

                        Iron Fist is repositioned as a vital snapshot of Motörhead at a crucial period when they found themselves caught in the tornado ignited by success and, in true Motörhead style, careered into their next phase at such velocity it transcended logic or reason to become this trio’s final kamikaze joyride. Forty years later, with fall-out long dissipated and a proper mastering job that avoided it at the time, Iron Fist sounds like prime Motörhead with the gloves and seat-belts off. For sheer velocity, it could be fastest of them all, the ferocious title track earning such an accolade in Kerrang! in its tribute spread to Lemmy after he passed away.

                        By 1982, punk had been and gone, the new wave of heavy metal sounded squeaky and cliched next to its grubby godfathers and, while still trouncing all opposition, Motörhead retained that essential ability to laugh at everything, including themselves as they made lightning raids on every sense and orifice with everything cranked to overload.


                        Neu!

                        50!

                          NEU! announce the release of a brand new boxset marking the 50th anniversary of their first record, with a Tribute album featuring reworks from The National, Idles, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Mogwai, Fink, Stephen Morris (New Order) & more.

                          NEU!’s influence is undeniable. Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother, who had both previously been members of Kraftwerk, are a product not only of West Germany but of Düsseldorf. Like other experimental bands of the late 60s and early 70s gathered under the banner of Krautrock, they were driven by a mixture of political and artistic imperatives to reject the cliches and conventions of orthodox, blues-based Anglo-American rock and create a music that was, formally, West German in origin.

                          NEU! are one of the great, belated success stories of rock music. Their influence is widespread, international, continued. Ian Curtis (Joy Division) played the rest of the group NEU! as part of their weekly education classes, David Bowie often spoke of his love for the duo and called them “Kraftwerk's wayward, anarchistic brothers”, in the 1990s Stereolab paid NEU! homage in their Franco-Germanic avant-Europop and further co-signs come from Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sonic Youth and Placebo.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Hallogallo
                          A2. Sonderangebot
                          A3. Weissensee
                          B1. Im Glück
                          B2. Negativland
                          B3. Lieber Honig

                          C1. Für Immer (Forever)
                          C2. Spitzenqualität
                          C3. Gedenkminute (Für A + K)
                          C4. Lila Engel (Lilac Angel)
                          D1. Neuschnee 78
                          D2. Super 16
                          D3. Neuschnee
                          D4. Cassetto
                          D5. Super 78
                          D6. Hallo Excentrico!
                          D7. Super

                          E1. Isi
                          E2. Seeland
                          E3. Leb' Wohl
                          F1. Hero
                          F2. E-Musik
                          F3. After Eight

                          G1. Im Glück (The National Remix)
                          G2. Weissensee (Fink Version)
                          H1. Super (Mogwai Remix)
                          H2. Alexis Taylor – “4+1=5”

                          I1. Hallogallo (Stephen Morris And Gabe Gurnsey Remix)
                          I2. Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen Remix)
                          I3. Super (Man Man Cover)
                          J1. Negativland (Idles Negative Space Rework)
                          J2. Guerilla Toss - "Zum Herz"
                          J3. After Eight (They Hate Change Cover)

                          Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin

                          Ali

                            Ali Farka Touré trekked the world, bringing his beloved Malian music to the masses. Dubbed “the African John Lee Hooker,” one could hear strong connections between the two; both employed a bluesy style of play with gritty textures that elicit calm and fury in equal measure. While the influence of Black blues music prevailed, Touré created a West African blend of 'desert blues' that garnered Grammy awards and widespread reverence.

                            Though he transcended in 2006, Ali’s musical legacy lives on through his son, Vieux aka “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” an accomplished guitarist and champion of Malian music in his own right. On Ali, his collaborative album with Khruangbin, Vieux pays homage to his father by recreating some of his most resonant work, putting new twists on it while maintaining the original’s integrity. The result is a rightful ode to a legend. Ali isn’t just a greatest hits compilation. It’s a lullaby, a remembrance of Ali's life through known highlights and B-sides from his catalog. It is a testament to what happens when creativity is approached through open arms and open hearts. “To me, music is magic, it is spontaneous, it is the energy between people,” Vieux says. “I think Khruangbin understands this very well.” The genesis of the album dates back to 2019, when Khruangbin, coming off their breakthrough album Con Todo el Mundo, was beginning to play to bigger crowds. The record was finished in 2021, as a global pandemic shuttered businesses and forced us to take stock of what Earth was becoming. Indirectly, Ali captures this as a moment of peace within a raging storm, a conversation between past and present without allegiance to suffering. Now, given Khruangbin’s reach as a unit with legions of fans (including the likes of Jay-Z and Paul McCartney), they’re poised to bring Malian music to broader groups of listeners. Ali is a masterful work in which the love surrounding it is just as vital as the music itself, driving it to unforeseen places; Vieux and Khruangbin are spreading the good word to a completely new generation. “I hope it takes them somewhere new, or puts them in a place they haven't felt or heard,” Lee says. “It is about the love of new friendship and making something beautiful together,” Vieux continues. “It is about pouring your love into something old to make it new again. In the end and in a word it is love, that's all.”

                            The Veras

                            V For Veras

                              After playing shows backing soul legend PP Arnold on numerous occasions and having rock legends Kenney Jones (Small Faces, Faces, Who) and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) getting up to play with them on numerous occasions ,all sorts of folk were urging them to put out their own material. And so, after a 15 year hiatus, they have! And their second-ever gig playing their brand new material was with the aforementioned Glen Matlock and long-term David Bowie collaborator Earl Slick! The Veras' debut album is here! Rock 'n' roll, folk, freakbeat, psychedelia, glam, punk, new wave, indie - it's all there, fused together to create a unique, identifiable but kaleidoscopic Veras vibe.

                              Various Artists

                              End Of The Road Presents: Between The Music

                                Each year, in the weeks that follow End of the Road, the festival’s founder, Simon Taffe, receives a flurry of emails. There are notes of thanks, of course, and the tying up of festival business, but in amongst them he will find numerous messages asking urgent questions such as: “What was that song playing two songs before Mac DeMarco came on?” It was in answer to these persistent queries that End of the Road decided to launch the first of what will be an ongoing compilation series: Between the Music.

                                “A compilation based on all the tracks that I play in between bands on all the different stages. It’s not really necessarily bands that play End of the Road, it’s more like my whole record collection.”

                                Taffe has distinct memories of going to festivals that hadn’t given much thought to the music playing between performers; the repetition of it, the sudden jolt of it. When End of the Road first began, he was determined that his festival would not make the same oversight.

                                Before the first ever End Of The Road, Simon sat up all night with a friend, burning songs to CDs, considering every stage and every track in detail. He has continued this approach ever since, always finishing his playlists at the eleventh hour, always spurred on by the thought of what song will you have as the first song opening the main stage.

                                “I still get really excited to make a compilation, even though it’s a lot bloody harder these days because everyone’s heard everything on Spotify,” he says. “But I love sharing music with people and love introducing them to songs.”

                                To listen to Between the Music is something akin to spending a short while in Taffe’s company, or perhaps a long weekend at his festival. There is the sheer exuberant love for music, the sense of discovery, the delight in the unexpected rhythmic turn. Above anything, there is the feeling that Between the Music is a compilation series that could just play on forever.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1 Lifes To Short - The Lafayette
                                A2 Drip Drop - Dion
                                A3 Observeatory Crest - Beefheart
                                A4 Fallin Rain - Link Wray
                                A5 I Got A Name - Jim Croce
                                A6 Hey I Know You – Monzos
                                A7 Anchin Kifu Ayinkash - Hailu Megia Dahlak Band
                                A8 Im So Depressed - Abner Jay
                                B1 Have You Been Good To Yourself - Johnie Frieson
                                B2 Khala My Freind - Amanaz
                                B3 Looking For A Home - Al Kooper And Shuggie Ottis
                                B4 She Turns My Radio On - Jim Ford
                                B5 Any Other Way - Jackie Shane
                                B6 Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson
                                C1 Cripple Creek - Alexandra Skip Spence
                                C2 Sweet Memories - Micky Newbury
                                C3 Blue Vein - Lael Neale
                                C4 Mothers Last Words To Her Son -Washington Phillips
                                C5 I Stole The Right To Live - Michael Hurley
                                C6 Cold Bitter Tears - Ted Hawkins
                                C7 Child Of God - Josphine Foster
                                D1 Lucky Strikes And Liquid Gold - Jeff Cowell
                                D2 Clay Pigeons - Blaze Foley
                                D3 You Got Me - Crow Johnson
                                D4 Glücklich. Traurig. Seltsam - Die Wellttaumforscher
                                D5 Jesus Give Me Water - The Soul Stirrers
                                D6 Lazy Bones - Paul Robeson
                                D7 Please Stay - The Cryin Shames


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