Guitar legend and Television co-founder Richard Lloyd has had a profound influence on rock & roll, with people like Jeff Tweedy citing Lloyd as his “musical hero”. Yet Lloyd’s solo career has somehow largely been overlooked and under-appreciated.With the release of his critically acclaimed 2017 memoir, Everything is Combustable, there is a renewed interest in his post-Television work. Perhaps the most obscure of his solo releases is Lodestones, an album that was released in 2010 only as a digital download. That album came to vinyl with this 2018 pressing.
Unknown Instructors are an all-star outfit featuring the former rhythm section of Minutemen and Firehose, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, with poet Dan McGuire. Dinosaur Junior guitarist J Mascis was recruited for their fourth effort, Unwilling To Explain. The album is the group's first recording which was not entirely improvised. They seamlessly blend flavors of jazz, punk rock, spoken word, noise, and art rock for a truly unique listening experience. Unwilling To Explain was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering.
Track List: 1. Acquainted with the Night 2. Ballad of the Unknown Instructors 3. Election Day in Satchidananda 4. Hand in Hand 5. Out in the Cold 6. How it's Done 7. Initiation 8. The Hero 9. The Patriot
The Loneliest Punk is the debut solo album by Fatlip (of the seminal LA hip-hop group The Pharcyde). The album was originally released on Delicious Vinyl records 2005. The album was produced by acclaimed hip hop producer J-Swift (who was responsible for The Pharcyde’s debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde) and producer Squeak E. Clean, among others. It features guest MCs Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) and Shock G (aka Humpty Hump). Out of print since its original release in 2005, the album we previously available exclusively for Record Store Day 2019, and is now widely available in a fantastic swirl color pressing. The vinyl includes a digital download card of the entire album and more.
A1 Fat Leezy A2 First Heat A3 Today’s Your Day (Whachagonedu?) A4 Freestyle A5 Joe’s Turkey A6 I Got The Shit A7 Writer’s Block A8 The Story Of Us B1 Cook B2 Walkabout B3 All On Fly B4 Lyrical Styles B5 Freaky Pumps B6 He’s An Outsider B7 What’s Up Fatlip? B8 Dreams
Tracklist Side A More Than 2 Sides (Hillyard) Measure of a Man (Sherley) Now That You Know (Wheeler / Pitman) The Giver (Hillyard / Wheeler) Somebody Done Changed The Lock on My Door (Weldon) Song of the Underground Railroad (Traditional arr. Hillyard)
Side B Home is Where the Hatred Is (Scott-Heron) Take a Chance on Me (Hillyard) Ulysses (Hillyard) Someone Else’s Love Song (Hillyard) Dark Before Dawn (Hillyard)
Personnel: David Hillyard – Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, Backing Vocals on 5 Larry McDonald – Percussion Jimmy Boom – Drums Chiquis Lozoya – Bass, Backing Vocals on 2-5, 8-10 Devin Morrison – Guitar Ray Jacildo – Organ, Piano Sean Wheeler – Lead Vocals on 2-5, 7-10 Alex Desert – Backing Vocals on 2-5, 8-10 Glen Pine – Trombone on 1-3, 7 Buford O’Sullivan – Trombone on 5, 8, 10,11 Luigi De Gaspari – Trombone, Bass Trombone on 4, 6, 10 Rich Graiko – Trumpet on 1, 6, 7, 8, 10 Rolf Langsjoen – Trumpet on 2,4, 5 Tommy Mattioli – Balafon on 6, Vibraphone on 7,10,11 Jayson Nugent – Pick Guitar on 4 , 7 Micah Nelson – Harmonica on 9
Recorded at Hen House Studios by Harlan Steinberger.
Additional overdubs recorded by David Hillyard at Studio Slack, Nico Leonard at Pum Pum Hotel, Luigi De Gaspari, Buford O’Sullivan, Ray Jacildo, and Rich Graiko.
All songs mixed by Harlan Steinberger at Hen House Studios.
Produced by David Hillyard, Andrew Rossiter, and Harlan Steinberger.
Mastering by Bernie Grundman.
Photos of Larry McDonald & David Hillyard by Kristin Laughter
Photo of Sean Wheeler by Brian Kasnyik.
Cover art design and layout by Jeremy Lublin
Special Thanks to: All our families, All the musicians who played on the album, Harlan Steinberger and Hen House Studios, Andrew Rossiter at Org Music, and all the Rocksteady 7 band members worldwide, past and present.
Teamed up with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath for a club date at Copenhagen's Montmartre in 1967, the great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin really stretches out on four numbers: "The Man I Love," "Hush-A-Bye," "Blues for Harvey" and a memorable version of "The Masquerade Is Over." Griffin shows why he was early on billed as "the world's fastest tenor" although he also displays warmth on "Sophisticated Lady." A fine example of Griffin's underrated talents. The album was remastered for vinyl from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
Pop The Clutch is a compilation of rare and obscure rockabilly tracks, carefully curated from the catalogs of iconic (and now defunct) labels such as Del-Fi Records and Atco Records. Many of the songs that appear on this one-of-a-kind LP are nearly impossible to find in their original 45RPM 7? form, making this must have for any serious collector of early Rock & Roll and/or rockabilly music. This limited release features brand new artwork and is pressed on a beautiful white color LP.
A1 Chan Romero - My Little Ruby
A2 Gerry Langford - Tell Me
A3 Buddy Knox - Swingin Daddy
A4 Ronnie Hawkins - Forty Days
A5 Jimmy Lloyd - I Got a Rocket in My Pocket
A6 Sonny West - Rave On!
A7 Dale Hawkins - Women - That's What's Happening!
A8 Jimmy Isle - Goin' Wild
A9 Arvee Allens - Fast Freight
B1 Johnny Strickland - She's Mine
B2 The Rock-A-Teens - Lotta Boppin'
B3 Johnny Rivers - Baby Come Back
B4 Baby Ray and the Ferns - How's Your Bird
B5 Mel Jackson - Move it Over Baby
B6 The Hawks - Fussy
B7 The Addrisi Brothers - Cherry Stone
B8 Ritchie Valens - Come on Let's Go
B9 Cecil Moore & The Notes - Diamond Back
Würm was a sludge metal band started in 1973 by bass player Chuck Dukowski, who would later join Black Flag. Without Würm, the genres of punk rock and hardcore would never have been the same. The band’s practice space, the Würmhole – a hangout for musicians in Hermosa Beach during the mid-late 70’s – is where Keith Morris and Greg Ginn met Dukowski and ultimately formed the original Black Flag line-up. The band’s only album, Feast, was released in 1985 after the band’s demise. With the help of Chuck Dukowski, the long-out-of-print LP is being “exhumed” and reissued, along with a second LP featuring unreleased tracks, demos, and more. The package comes complete with retrospective liner notes from Dukowski himself, plus never-before-seen photos from the early days. Previously released on limited edition blue color vinyl for Black Friday 2019, this double LP release is now widely available on black vinyl.
A1 Feast A2 Should We Be Proud A3 98 Da A4 Bad Habits B1 Padded Cell B2 Where Will We Run B3 Nailed To The Wall B4 Song For Jimmy B5 Robin Doggin B6 Death Ride C1 I’m Dead C2 We’re Off C3 Time Has Come C4 Modern Man C5 Black Swan D1 Sewer Rock D2 Daily Dose D3 Guitar D4 Depth Charge D5 I’ve Heard It Before
The Ad Libs, a phenomenal yet under-appreciated American vocal group hailing from Hudson County, NJ, had their first and only smash hit within their first year as a group, with ‘The Boy From New York City.’ Though several other singles from the doo-wop group landed on the Billboard R&B chart’s, The Ad Libs never released a full length album. Presenting The Ad Libs is the group’s debut album that never happened. A collection of singles, b-sides, and unused studio cuts come together to show the 1960’s soul singers in a whole new light. The tracks were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany on purple color vinyl.
Never before been pressed to vinyl, Shirley Horn’s Softly is reflective of the album’s late night recording sessions at Peirre Sprey’s home recording studio in rural Maryland, aptly named Mapleshade Studio. The 1988 release is commonly referred to as one of Horn’s most introspective and emotionally intensive records to date. With her sidemen Charles Ables (bass) and Steve Williams (percussion) gathered into a quaint, pastoral living room full of recording equipment, the trio plowed through the tunes, tracking almost until dawn. The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
Track List: A1 Since I Fell For You A2 You're My Thrill A3 My, How The Time Goes By A4 Dindi B1 Forget Me B2 I Watch You Sleep B3 Softly, As I Leave You B4 Estate (Summer)
Arkansas-reared, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is set to make the holidays merry with his first collection of Christmas standards, A Tav Falco Christmas. A fixture on the international music scene since 1981, Falco has been described by The New York Times as “A singer, guitarist and researcher of musical arcana who hasn’t let his increasingly technical expertise and idiomatic mastery compromise the clarity of his vision.” At the start of a scorching hot July in Memphis last year, Falco and his distinguished group of American/Euro vagabonds ensconced themselves at Sam Phillips Recording Service studios in Memphis. The lineup includes bassist Mike Watt, guitarist Mario Monterosso, and drummer Toby Dammit.
Side A: A1 Santa Claus Is Back In Town A2 White Christmas A3 Jingle Bell Rock A4 Blue Christmas
Side B: B1 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer B2 Christmas Blues B3 Holly Jolly Christmas B4 Soulful Christmas
Flying Lessons is the upcoming third album from LA-based Fool's Gold, officially out on May 19th via ORG Music. Each pre-order comes with an instant download of the first single, "I'm In Love", along with a remix by fellow Los Angelenos, Poolside. The vinyl includes a download code for the entire album. The first 50 orders will include a free Fool's Gold sticker.
"Flying Lessons encompasses everything we've been about for the last 7+ years, both musically and emotionally. It is the culmination of countless hours of travel, gigs, success, failure, darkness, joy, and the stubborn insistence to move forward and create our best work to date." - Luke Top (Lead Singer, Bassist, and Co-Founder)
A1 This Kind Of Love A2 Devil Doll A3 You're My Baby A4 Tryin' To Get To You A5 It's Too Late A6 Rock House
B1 You're Gonna Cry B2 I Never Knew B3 Sweet And Easy To Love B4 Mean Little Mama B5 Ooby Dooby B6 Problem Child
At The Rock House is the first full length album by Roy Orbison, recorded in 1956 but not released until 1961 by Sun Record Company. The record showcases Roy Orbison’s early work, which falls somewhere between the rock & roll that was happening in mid 50’s and the more lush, dramatic sound that he later perfected. Previously out of press on vinyl, it has now been remastered for a high quality vinyl pressing. This limited, numbered pressing was first made available for Black Friday Record Store Day 2014.
The record comes in white, red, and silver color vinyl, randomly selected and shipped, so you're in for a surprise.