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Zinc Alloy - 50th Anniversary (RSD24 EDITION)

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    Rex Omar

    Rex Omar

      Soundway, presents the four premier cuts for a new self-titled EP, along with Kele Ngele taken from his 2004 album Ajala. Finally given the vinyl treatment, it's a London-centric blend of street-soul-come-highlife 90s RnB, certain to captivate the discerning ear. Staying true to its original colab effort, London based producer Aroop Roy steps in with a modern rework of the four-to-the-floor scorcher Dada, revisited and repurposed for today's dancefloor.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1
      1. Dada
      2. Tokota
      3. Konka

      Side 2
      1. Osisi
      2. Kele Ngele
      3. Dada (Aroop Roy Rework)

      Mark Volman & John Cody

      Happy Forever : My Musical Adventures With The Turtles, Frank Zappa, T. Rex, Flo & Eddie, And More

        Mark is one of the most indomitable yet gentle spirits I ve ever met. He will always be one of my favorite artists I ve ever worked with. And someday when I grow up, I want to be just like him.

        Alice Cooper. This book is a puzzle. The outside frame pieces are about me, but the picture wouldn t be complete without the perspectives of all the people telling you about me.

        Mark Volman. Mark Volman has led a storied life, and many of those stories are contained in Happy Forever. A true son of southern California, he has gone from topping the charts with The Turtles ( Happy Together ) to underground cred with Frank Zappa and beyond.

        As Flo & Eddie, Mark and his longtime singing partner Howard Kaylan were the not-so-secret ingredient on many other artist s records, taking Bruce Springsteen into the Top 10 for the very first time and helping T. Rex dominate the British charts. Then came The Ramones, U2, Blondie, Duran Duran, and so many more; the list of credits is long and varied.

        Happy Forever covers all of that, along with subsequent forays into animation, a stint as a radio personality in Los Angeles and New York, and a midlife return to academia, which led Mark to create and run innovative college programs in LA and Nashville. But this is not the world according to Mark Volman, and it is not your average musical autobiography. Alongside his own comments, this uniquely insightful book contains contributions from more than one hundred of Mark s peers, friends, and lovers who share their thoughts on the man himself and on topics that span the social and cultural landscape of past half-century.

        Happy Forever s cast list reads like a who s who of popular music, featuring members of The Doors, The Monkees, The Byrds, The E Street Band, and many more; producers Tony Visconti, Bob Ezrin, and Hal Willner; voice actors from The Simpsons and the Firesign Theatre; and key figures from the worlds of radio, animation, and academia. The book also includes previously unseen photographs and forewords by Alice Cooper and Chris Hillman.

        Rex

        C - 2023 Reissue

          Rex’s seminal 1996 sophomore album C , now on deluxe double vinyl for the first time. Every one of C ’s 66 minutes is a delightful exploration at the intersection of slowcore and alt- country, weaving heartfelt Americana, stately strings, progged-out rhythms and crashingly heavy climaxes into captivating epics. Remastered from the original analog tapes, C has been given a second life beyond the CD- era, and comes housed in a tip-on jacket with restored artwork from guitarist Curtis Harvey

          TRACK LISTING

          SIDE A
          1 Morning
          2 Ride Home
          SIDE B
          3 New Son
          4 Critella
          5 Audrey La ‘Mort
          SIDE C
          6 Jubin
          7 C
          SIDE D
          8 All Waves
          9 Porcelain
          10 New Dirge / Farther Along

          Rex Orange County

          Who Cares?

            WHO CARES? was made in close partnership with musician Benny Sings, over the course of a few sessions in Sings’ Amsterdam studio. After spending the bulk of 2020 quarantined back home in the UK due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rex made the trek to Amsterdam that fall to record with Sings. What started as sessions without expectations turned into an incredibly productive 48-hour window of recording with Benny, prompting a follow-up trip to Amsterdam.

            The subsequent 10 days of work together produced his fourth album, made in close partnership with Benny, that is a playful record by an artist in a playful mood. The album also finds Rex reunited with Tyler, The Creator, who contributes a verse to "OPEN A WINDOW," which marks the first time the two have collaborated since Tyler's 2017 album Flower Boy.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Keep It Up
            2. Open A Window (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)
            3. Worth It
            4. Amazing
            5. One In A Million
            6. If You Want It
            7. 7am
            8. The Shade
            9. Making Time
            10. Shoot Me Down
            11. Who Cares?

            Various Artists

            Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan & T. Rex

              An extraordinary tribute album to one of rock's great composers, Marc Bolan, which was also made under the direction of the legendary Hal Willner, ‘Angel Headed Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex’ is a collection of major stars including Elton John, U2, Joan Jett, Nick Cave, Peaches and Marc Almond who have reinterpreted and reimagined some of Marc Bolan &T.Rex’s greatest tracks including Jeepster, Bang A Gong (Get It On) and Ride A White Swan.

              The album, which was made under the direction of Hal Willner who sadly passed away on 7th April, is launching along with the audio and video of Nick Cave’s moving reinterpretation of ‘Cosmic Dancer’. The video will be included onNick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tee Vee, a newly launched 24 hour Nick Cave stream.





              STAFF COMMENTS

              Andy says: On his final project before his passing in April, Hal Willner invited a suitably diverse group to pay tribute to Marc Bolan. But ‘Angelheaded Hipster’ is just as much a testament to Willner’s uncanny knack for connecting people as it is to the source material; How else do you explain a musical cast containing Kesha, Elton John and Todd Rundgren?

              Rex Orange County

              Bcos U Will Never B Free

                Bcos U Will Never B Free is the debut album by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rex Orange County. Written and recorded in his bedroom at the age of 16, it caught a wave of interest when it was self released on 4th September 2015 on his bandcamp page. Its lo-fi textures and hi-def emotions led to a hook up with Tyler, The Creator who asked the teenager born Alex O’Connor to come to Los Angeles, where he wrote and sang on two tracks on the album that became Flower Boy. Rex has subsequently released 2 studio albums, 2017’s Apricot Princess and 2019’s Pony which charted top 5 in the UK, US and Australia.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Rex (Intro)
                2. Paradise
                3. Belly (The Grass Stains)
                4. Corduroy Dreams
                5. Japan
                6. Portrait Of Ned
                7. Green Eyes, Pt II
                8. A Song About Being Sad
                9. Know Love
                10. Curfew…

                T. Rex

                Venus Loon/Til Dawn

                  Latest of the alternative T.Rex singles has a slightly different twist as this was rumoured to be scheduled but never ended up being released as a single. In red house bag. 500 copies on red vinyl & 500 picture discs. The last recordings of the classic line up of T. Rex {Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Mickey Finn, Bill Legend) and with Tony Visconti producing. Recorded whilst on tour in the U.S. The released version of ‘Til Dawn’ (which was left off the forthcoming Zinc Alloy LP and included in the following ‘Bolan’s Zip Gun’ Lp in 1975) had new drummer Davey Lutton’s drums dubbed over the top. These recordings are from Marc’s own tapes (part of the material stolen from his & Gloria s house and now repatriated with the estate).

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A: Venus Loon 3:02 (Bolan) (Aug 1973 Electric Ladyland NYC Early Version) Published By Spirit Holdings Inc

                  B: Til Dawn 4:53(Bolan)

                  T. Rex

                  Hot Love

                    All royalties go to The Light of Love Foundation (These recordings and many more were amongst the tapes stolen from Marc & Gloria’s home in 1977, some of this material was returned to The Light of Love Foundation last year). This year sees T. Rex inducted into the U.S Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in May and has already seen the profile of T.Rex heightened.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A: Hot Love (Alternative Early Version) 4:57
                    B: Hot Love (U.S Single Edit Version) 3:19

                    Rex Orange County

                    PONY

                      The album was written, recorded, and performed almost entirely by Rex himself at Strongroom Studios in East London with frequent collaborator Ben Baptie co-producing, engineering and mixing the album.

                      Pony includes "10/10", which Rolling Stone called "triumphant" and a "song you need to know" and Rex was described by Wonderland as "fast becoming a national treasure..."

                      The album follows standout performances at a handful of major festivals this year, including UK's Glastonbury (where he first debuted "10/10"), Paris' We Love Green, Berlin's Lollapalooza, and Australia's Laneway Festival.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. 10/10
                      2. Always
                      3. Laser Lights
                      4. Face To Face
                      5. Stressed Out
                      6. Never Had The Balls
                      7. Pluto Projector
                      8. Every Way
                      9. It Gets Better
                      10. It’s Not The Same Anymore

                      Rex Orange County

                      Apricot Princess

                        It’s been a pretty crazy 12 months for Rex Orange County, aka 19-year-old Alex O’Connor, from Haslemere, Surrey. After two guest slots on Tyler the Creator’s album Flower Boy, he’s played live with Frank Ocean and Skepta, all the while working on his debut album, Apricot Princess. The self-released record is full of sumptuous hooks, jazzy piano figures and musical left-turns that suggest a true original at work. Apricot Princess has an amazingly effortless feel to it, filled with emotive and impacting tracks throughout. Presented on limited orange vinyl and booklet.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Apricot Princess
                        Television
                        So Far So Good
                        Nothing (featuring Marco McKinnis)
                        Sycamore Girl
                        Untitled
                        4 Seasons
                        Waiting Room
                        Rain Man
                        Never Enough
                        Happiness

                        Rex The Dog

                        The Rex The Dog Show

                          Imagine someone, after having started up their time machine, flying over the mountains and valleys of music history, snatching at everything that looks somehow interesting: A little bit of 1984, a taste of 2011 and a long, extended free flight over 1990 - a time when the human voice was replaced by bleeps and clonks! Yep, that's what Rex The Dog has done. It is rumoured that Rex is an alias of Jake Williams, aka JX, who had a slew of top ten hits in Europe in the early 90s. Others claim Rex is a German electro / techno producer. Others claim he is a super intelligent mutant dog. Regardless of his exact identity, Rex The Dog makes some pretty fine music, and this album collects together some of his best tracks and remixes, including 2004 debut "Prototype".


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