It’s hard to believe that it’s already October, and even harder to believe that Record Store Day Black Friday is right around the corner. We’re thrilled to have two stellar titles included in this year’s offerings. Read all about our upcoming releases below, and make sure to find your local participating store(s) and mark your calendars for Friday, November 27, 2020.
Jesus. People. Music. That was the sequence of things. First the faith, experiencing a revival in the Summer of Love. Then, people gathered in song, raising their voices over the rock & roll sounds that came naturally to them. All along the West Coast, then throughout the country, tiny fires of the Holy Spirit began catching among longhaired youths. Their fellow hippies labeled these countercultural Christians “Jesus Freaks,” but before long, Jesus People were self-identifying using the term.
‘The End Is At Hand’ is the first volume in a series of compilations that exemplify the sound of the Jesus People movement of the 1960’s and 70’s in America. From Spokane, Washington to northern New Jersey, devoted musical groups were embracing the psychedelic overtones of the bohemian lifestyle, and intertwining their faith with the spirit of the times. The need to proclaim the End of Days produced some of the most fiery music of the genre—fuzzy hymns backed by cosmic choirs and heavy psych populated with frightening scenes from the Book of Revelation—but the songbook and its lyrical focus was varied, populated with lo-fi loner folk, simmering with yearning hope, and tripped out countrified songs about eternal devotion as well. Available exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2020 on electric blue colored vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt are back with another tribute to The Stooges, a full 50 years after the release of their seminal album, Fun House. Mullins and Watt played together in the most recent iteration of The Stooges. This 7” vinyl release features their unique take on the classic tune “1970”, divided into two parts. The Stooges’ Steve Mackay lends his signature saxophone sound to the new version. The pressing is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and is available exclusively for RSD Black Friday. Half of the pressing comes on a split red and yellow color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl. The two editions will be randomly mixed and shipped, so you’re in for a surprise when you open the shrink-wrap.