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A Fireside Chat With Lucifer - 2024 Reissue

An F-bomb saturated hip-hop call & response club cut...from Sun Ra?! While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee ‘Nuclear War,’ there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra.

The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to ‘Nuclear War,’ Ra’s organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells.

Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist’s intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything... except predictability.

First ever reissue of this iconic album!


Nuclear War
A Fireside Chat With Lucifer


In The Garden - 2024 Reissue

    Organ Drenched Proto-Prog! Enter a garden of progressive celestial harmonies, tight bass grooves, and organ-drenched solos that ripple through the band's 1971 sophomore release Given more room to freely experiment, Gypsy brings even more latin- favored progressive rock through frontmen and principle songwriters James "Owl" Walsh and Enrico Rosenbaum's wildly creative minds.


    Around You
    Reach Out Your Hand
    As Far As You Can See
    Here (In The Garden) Part One
    Here (In The Garden) Part Two
    Blind Man
    Time Will Make It Better

    Various Artists

    Surfin' The Great Lakes: Kay Bank Studio Surf Sides Of The 1960s

      Board bustin' banshees from landlocked America! Surfin' The Great Lakes takes a largely instrumental spin through surf rock and surf-themed gems. From the twistin' twitcher Trashmen, stripped down Chuck Berry covers, Mancini jams cut by The Mustangs, to The Satisfactions doing their take on a Beach Boys B-side! This sonic tsunami of West Coast surf and R&B music floated below sea level for over 50 years... Until now! This compilation showcases the best of what Kay Bank had to offer. Surf's up!


      1. Jonah - The Vaqueros
      2. Heaven's Devil - The Boss Tweads
      3. Caliente - The Marauders
      4. Island In The Sun - The Vaqueros
      5. Shot In The Dark - The Mustangs
      6. Disintegration - The Readymen
      7. Comin' Home Baby - The Vaqueros
      8. Girl Don't Tell Me - The Satisfactions
      9. 80 Foot Wave - The Vaqueros
      10. Za Boo - The Valients
      11. Bird Gasp '65 - The Trashmen
      12. Surfin' Blues - The Readymen
      13. The Furys - Little Queenie (instrumental Version)
      14. Space Journey Ranger 7 - The Vaqueros
      15. Surf Beat - The Chancellors
      16. Greensleeves - The Trashmen

      Howard Bomar

      I Who Have Nothing

        Howard "Youngblood" Bomar's long overdue debut album finally makes landfall! Howard Bomar was a man who slipped through everybody's fingers but his artistry escapes that fate thanks to I, Who Have Nothing, the first full length Bomar release! This collection features his early '60s 45 soul sides and largely unissued R&B recordings, including a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." Mixing explosive renditions of familiar favorites with outtasite originals, Bomar's music makes you wonder why his music never surfaced in the first place. Includes 5 CD-only bonus tracks!


        LP Tracklisting
        Set Down Fo I Fall Down
        I Who Have Nothing
        I'm Gonna Love You
        Best Of Luck To You
        I'll Be There
        Let It Be Me
        What Love Has Joined Together
        I Who Have Nothing
        She's A 911
        Purple Rain

        CD Tracklisting
        Set Down Fo I Fall Down
        I Who Have Nothing
        I'm Gonna Love You
        Best Of Luck To You
        I'll Be There
        Let It Be Me
        What Love Has Joined Together
        I Who Have Nothing
        She's A 911
        Purple Rain
        Down Home Georgia Girl* (CD-only)
        Crazy Bout You Baby* (CD-only)
        Something Beautiful* (CD-only)
        I'd Like To Be* (CD-only)
        Just Let Me Love You* (CD-only)

        The International Submarine Band

        Safe At Home

          This all analog promenade through the seminal 1968 album by Gram Parsons' International Submarine Band is widely regarded as the record that launched the country-rock movement and was the first album to spotlight Parsons' charismatic vocals and visionary songwriting. Cut all analog from the original mono masters!


          Blue Eyes
          I Must Be Somebody Else You've Known
          A Satisfied Mind
          Folsom Prison Blues/That's All Right
          Knee Deep In The Blues
          Miller's Cave
          I Still Miss Someone
          Luxury Liner
          Strong Boy
          Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome?

          Various Artists

          Garland Records Pacific Northwest Snuff Box

            Rare and unissued Pacific Northwest rootsy Americana! In addition to stellar ‘60s psych and garage, Salem Oregon’s Garland Records churned out some high quality, foot stompin’, ‘Country & Northwestern’ music. Archived here are a barn load of true Americana from unheard originals like the Cascade Sweethearts’ ‘Hard Workin’ Woman,’ The Heard’s unissued ‘Sweet Thang’ to stunning takes on Bob Dylan & Kris Kristofferson cuts. This is a PNW platter that you’d swear came from south of the Mason Dixon.

            TRACK LISTING

            Tippy Toeing By Cascade Sweethearts
            Since Daddy’s Not Around By Jim Thompson And The Colts
            China Doll By Geronia Coyle And The G-Tones
            Hard Workin’ Woman By Cascade Sweethearts
            Don’t Be Angry By Chuck Wray
            Friends Of Mine By The Heard
            You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Dylan) By TYME
            Me And Bobby McGee (Kristofferson) By Clint Briggs
            Sweet Thang By The Heard
            Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got) By Laura
            (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got) By Chuck Wray
            There’s A Time And A Place For Everything By Hubert Averette And The G-Tones
            Fools Hall Of Fame By Clint Briggs

            Milton Delugg & The Little Eskimos / The Fleshtones

            Hooray For Santa Claus


              A 45 RPM 7” single of Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos’ original performance of ‘Hooray For Santa Claus’ with The Fleshtones doing their take on the flip!

              Pressed on martian green vinyl, this little bundle of festive joy includes The Film Detective’s print of the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on DVD, paired with some equally bough rockin’ festive oddities from the Something Weird vault!

              The Shadows Of Knight

              Live 1966

                Besides releasing two classic longplayers and many more singles (including the smash, “Gloria”), touring/behaving badly all across America and appearing on TV shows like ‘Upbeat’ and ‘Where The Action Is’, the Shadows of Knight also ruled at suburban Chicago’s hands-down hippest teen club, The Cellar. Over the decades, their Cellar performances have become the stuff of legend.

                Miraculously, two reels of tape of the Shadows of Knight live on stage at the Cellar (in 1966!) were eventually uncovered by Sundazed. As early as their ‘Gloria’ album debut in spring ’66, the Shadows of Knight had separated themselves from the garage band pack with a heavily Chicago Blues-based, wildly rocking repertoire. Their trademark sound is on full display in this attitude-drenched, anarchic live recording from late in that exalted year.

                For this expanded edition, the original sets and correct song sequence have been faithfully restored. And to top that, additional and until now completely unheard bonus material is rescued from those old reels. Specifically, added to an already scorching set are previously-unheard takes of “Peepin’ and Hidin’” (sung by blues legend Joe Kelley), “Willie Jean” (with a vocal from drummer Tom Schiffour) and “Any Way That You Want Me”. Equally important, the packaging now equals the musical contents thanks to an all-new, eye grabbing sleeve highlighted by John Hora’s amazing original photography from ’66.

                Unlike their comparatively harnessed studio recordings, the Shadows of Knight are presented here raw ‘n’ alive, sloppy bordering on brilliant and with all the subtlety of a bulldozer. Would you want ‘em any other way?

                TRACK LISTING

                Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
                Don’t Fight It
                Got My Mojo Working
                Any Way That You Want Me
                Gospel Zone
                Got To Get You Off My Mind
                It Takes A Long Time Comin’
                Hey Joe
                Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day
                Peepin’ And Hidin’
                Let It Rock
                Willie Jean
                Oh Yeah
                Dark Side

                The Litter

                Action Woman / A Legal Matter - Blue Vinyl Edition


                  The 1966 debut by the Minneapolis-based Litter! “Action Woman” and “A Legal Matter” are stomping, searing ’60s sides - an unstoppable collection of snotty vocals and fuzzy guitar lines. The Litter become a determined collective mind on these performances, and the result is a coupling that stands side-by-side with other iconic recordings of the era, like “Sweet Young Thing” and “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” Even the tambourine and maracas have loud and clear attitude that few other records can match! The original Scotty 45 is a cornerstone of any serious 1960s record collection, and now is reproduced in this lovingly created edition that features a Scotty Records-styled sleeve with a rare vintage group photo and notes by TeenBeat Mayhem! author Mike Markesich. “Action Woman” is a flawless hallmark performance, and “A Legal Matter” takes the Who’s music from the Mod clubs into the suburban garage with jet fuel-powered tempo and aggression. With in-the-studio presence and clarity taken from the original masters, this is the sound of garage rock maturing into psychedelia - prime, postured and pulsating!

                  • New picture sleeve with a rare photo of the Litter, plus notes by author Mike Markesich!
                  • Stunning audio taken from the original reels - pressed on blue wax!
                  • Scotty Records 45 labels, just like the 1967 original!!!

                  Link Wray

                  Slinky / Rendezvous


                    Taut and tough Wray from his heyday! One of the original heavy metal heroes, Link Wray basically invented power chord riffing - both Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend have credited their interest in becoming guitarists to him - and his recordings are a monument to the relentless infl uence of his unique razor-blade extended guitar sound. “Slinky,” from 1959, was the his third Epic Records single, a mysterious, stinging riff that builds into a frenzied solo, then coolly resolves…the perfect soundtrack for a gang of leather-jacketed teenagers looking for trouble on a warm city night! “Rendezvous” suggests gentler side of Wray, beginning as a mellow mid-tempo cha-cha, but ultimately evolving into a snarling stroll with a killer guitar solo. Backed on both sides by the sympathetic swagger of Wray’s brothers Doug and Vernon, these two recordings show a key personality in the development of rock ’n’ roll, at a time when record labels continually wanted to soften him and make him safe, continuing to follow his metal muse and lay down recordings that would inspire thousands of rock, punk and surf guitarists for decades to come. Features a reproduction of the ultra-rare original picture sleeve, and promotional labels - get this Wray today!

                    • Reproduction of the ultra-rare original picture sleeve and original Epic promo labels!
                    • Limited edition for Record Store Day 2014!
                    • Mastered from the original reels!

                    The Incredible String Band

                    The Incredible String Band

                      The 1966 debut from the forward-thinking furry folkies. Recorded as a trio before their inspiring trips to Morocco and Afghanistan, it's a straight-ahead blend of traditional and original material, played in a mix of American and Celtic folk styles.

                      Various Artists

                      Garage Beat '66 Volume 2: Chicks Are For Kids!

                        Second in this series of vintage North American garage rock. Here's the absolute tops in garage rehearsin' teens and 20 somethings, who within minutes of the Beatles' first Ed Sullivan appearance conspired to overthrow the world with rock 'n' roll.

                        The Byrds

                        The Preflyte Sessions

                          The most comprehensive collection of the Byrds' pre-Columbia recordings ever assembled! Back in the days when they were so heavily influenced by the Beatles they should have adopted scouse accents and gone the whole hog. Its a deluxe double CD set with a super 52 page booklet. These tracks pre-date their hits, as they spent countless hours creating and refining their sound at LA's World Pacific Studios. There are brilliant early versions of tracks like "Mr Tambourine Man" and lost gems such as "You Showed Me" (later a smash for the Turtles). The 2xCD (and double 180g gatefold LP) "Preflyte Sessions" capture the fire and enthusiasm of one of the most legendary and influential groups ever.

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