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    Marquee Moon is a revolutionary album, but it's a subtle, understated revolution. Without question, it is a guitar rock album -- it's astonishing to hear the interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd -- but it is a guitar rock album unlike any other. Where their predecessors in the New York punk scene, most notably the Velvet Underground, had fused blues structures with avant-garde flourishes, Television completely strip away any sense of swing or groove, even when they are playing standard three-chord changes. Marquee Moon is comprised entirely of tense garage rockers that spiral into heady intellectual territory, which is achieved through the group's long, interweaving instrumental sections, not through Verlaine's words. That alone made Marquee Moon a trailblazing album -- it's impossible to imagine post-punk soundscapes without it. Of course, it wouldn't have had such an impact if Verlaine hadn't written an excellent set of songs that conveyed a fractured urban mythology unlike any of his contemporaries. From the nervy opener, "See No Evil," to the majestic title track, there is simply not a bad song on the entire record. And what has kept Marquee Moon fresh over the years is how Television flesh out Verlaine's poetry into sweeping sonic epics. It is impossible that 'post punk' would have happened without this album. (Eletra/Rhino Records)
  • Television were part of the late-'70s punk nucleus that put New York's CBGB club on the map. Driven by Tom Verlaine's raw-nerve songwriting and both his and Richard Lloyd's guitar playing - dual strands of slashing hooks and cathartic riffs - their music is spare yet structurally complex, artistic yet unpretentious. Among rock's true innovators, Television put a new face on punk and influenced everything from New Wave to jam-rock. Adventure is the band's second album and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Marquee Moon. Four of the songs, Foxhole, Ain't That Nothing, Careful and The Dream's Dream were older compositions from the band's live set. (Rhino Records)
  • In Through the Out Door is the eighth and final studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded over a three-week period in November and December 1978 at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and released by Swan Song Records on 15 August 1979. This is the final album released prior to the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, shortly after which the group decided to disband. The original album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag. Each cover showed an alternate angle of a man in a bar. The scenario has been photographed from 6 different viewpoints within the bar and then 6 different sleeve variations have been created (with the letters A - F at the top of the spine denoting each variation). The inner sleeve features a 'magic' ink in different colours which appear on the design when gently wetting. Comes in a brown paper bag. (Swan Song/2015)
  • LED ZEPELLIN | IV | LP

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    The untitled fourth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records. It was produced by guitarist Jimmy Page and recorded between December 1970 and February 1971, mostly in the country house Headley Grange. The album is notable for featuring "Stairway to Heaven", which has been described as the band's signature song. 180gr vinyl in gatefold sleeve with insert. (Atlantic/2014)
  • Presence is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31 March 1976. The sticker on the front cover reads: THE CLASSIC 1976 ALBUM ON 180G VINYL Includes "Achilles Last Stand" and "Nobody's Fault But Mine" Remastered & Produced by Jimmy Page. The cover has embossed writings: "LED ZEPPELIN PRESENCE" on top right corner of the front cover and The Swan Song symbol on the bottom left corner of the rear cover. Includes insert. (Swan Song)
  • Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album is a musical companion to the hit Amazon Prime Video Original Series "The Man in The High Castle," based on author Philip K. Dick's award-winning book. Set in 1962, the series explores an alternative history of what it would be like if the Allied Powers had actually lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. In the storyline, the Germans now have control the Eastern seaboard, the Japanese the west coast, and in between is a small strip of land controlled by neither. This neutral zone is the refuge of holdouts, revolutionaries and rebels trying to keep the American dream alive through both active and passive resistance, and from where Resistance Radio is broadcasting. Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album is produced and curated by Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen, and is the imagined soundtrack to the series, and features 18 songs from 1962 to coincide with theme of show. Bringing together the talents of today s most popular Indie and Alternative artists, the project features Beck, Kelis, Norah Jones, The Shins, Angel Olsen, Benjamin Booker, Karen O, and many more. The pilot episode "The Man In The High Castle" premiered in January of 2015, and was Amazon's 'most watched since the original series development program began.' The series was immediately picked up for a full 10 episode season that began airing in November of 2015. A second 10 episode season premiered in December of 2016, and in early 2017 Amazon announced it had renewed the series for a third season. (Columbia/2017)
  • The compilation album Heures sans Soleil was originally released in October 1985 in an edition of 1000 copies. It was the fourth vinyl release on LTM, the label I founded while still at school in Edinburgh, and followed on from singles by Minny Pops and A Primary Industry, as well a live album by Crispy Ambulance. . . . I can't claim the idea of an artsy cosmopolitan compilation album was terribly original. I was 19 years old at the time, and still deep in the thrall of earlier Crépuscule collections such as From Brussels With Love and The Fruit of the Original Sin." Includes extended liner notes by James Nice. Released in collaboration with LTM/James Nice. 180-gram vinyl. Includes tracks by Section 25, Anti-Group, Minny Pops, Tuxedomoon, Mazowsze, Eric Random, Dislocation Dance, The Happy Family, Section 25 , Crispy Ambulance, and A Primary Industry. (Song Cycle Records)
  • PORTISHEAD | dummy | LP

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    Portishead are an English band formed in 1991 in Bristol. They are often considered one of the pioneers of trip hop music. The band is named after the nearby town of the same name, eight miles west of Bristol, along the coast. Portishead consists of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, while sometimes citing a fourth member, Dave McDonald, an engineer on their first records. Their debut album, Dummy, was met with critical acclaim in 1994, quickly becoming a landmark album in the trip hop genre. Two other studio albums have been issued: Portishead in 1997 and Third in 2008, both of which received similar acclaim. In 1998, the band released a concert album, Roseland NYC Live. (Go! Beat)
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    UNWOUND | fake train | LP

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    After the Pacific Northwest grunge raids of the early ’90s that saw Nirvana, Mudhoney, and even the Melvins hoisted up the major label flagpole, Unwound’s 1993 debut came as a welcomed reprieve for underground noise-niks everywhere. A pulsing cluster of wiry feedback, lurching bass, and single stroke rolls, Fake Train entangles the energies of frustrated backpack emo, faded Riot Grrrl back issues, and their own dash of teen spirit and unleashes it all in an earsplitting 10-song assault. (Numero Group Records)
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    An album Maximum Rock 'N' Roll deemed not punk enough to review, Unwound's 1994 sophomore effort was a lethal depth charge aimed at major label grunge and independent hardcore alike. From the off-kilter, vertiginous rhythm of "Entirely Different Matters" to the neck-snapping velocity of "What Was Wound" to the relentless pounding at the end of "All Souls Day," New Plastic Ideas is the Sonic Youth-loving older sister to Fake Train's post-punk-obsessed little brother. (Numero Group Records)
  • BIG BLACK | bulldozer | LP

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    Originally released in 1983 in limited edition galvanized metal album jackets on Fever Records and re-released on Touch And Go Records in 1992. Recently remastered by Steve Albini and Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering. Includes coupon for an MP3 download of the album and a 24" x 36" poster insert. (Touch And Go Records)
  • BIG BLACK | racer x | LP

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    Originally released in 1983 on Homestead Records and re-released on Touch And Go Records in 1992. Recently remastered by Steve Albini and Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering. Includes coupon for an MP3 download of the album. Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he was attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Lungs, the first Big Black release was recorded by Steve on a borrowed 4-track. He played everything on the EP himself - except the sax bleating courtesy of pal John Bohnen and the drums courtesy of Roland. Soon after, Steve recruited Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) on bass, and Santiago Durango (also Naked Raygun) joined them on guitar. In 1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they recorded the Bulldozer EP. By 1984, the band had done some touring and recorded the Racer X EP and the start of the Il Duce 7”. After that, Jeff returned to Naked Raygun and was replaced by Dave Riley. In 1985, Big Black recorded their first full-length, Atomizer, as well as finishing the Il Duce 7”. Atomizer was released in 1986 along with the release of the Hammer Party compilation CD. In 1987, the Headache EP and Heartbeat 7” were released. That same year, the band recorded and released the 7” of The Model/He’s A Whore as well as their second full-length album, Songs About Fucking. They toured extensively (for Big Black). And they broke up. (Touch And Go Records)
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    M.D.C. finally goes acoustic: the hardcore punk legend around DAVE DICTOR records their classics as "Millions Of Dead Cowboys" in a completely new guise. LP in a 350 gram cardboard cover with printed inlay and download code on Twisted Chords. While every second US punk rock singer feels like he has armed himself with a check shirt and acoustic guitar in the past 15 years and tries to shine ambitiously in the fields of country, folk and Americana, things are a little different with MIKE SMITH and DAVID DICTOR. Although the twelve selected songs were recorded almost continuously acoustically or at least with an undistorted guitar, iconic classics such as "John Wayne Was A Nazi", "Corporate Deathburger" and "Nazis Shouldn't Drive" not only retain their entirety due to the unmistakable singer own flair. So M.D.C. unplugged a kind of acoustic "radical rock" rather than arriving in the Nashville canon, steel guitar, violin or banjo was deliberately avoided. The songs are calm, catchy and profound - not a genre homage, but a completely unique version of themselves. From personal stories from a turbulent life to the biting self-defense against American realities, the band's smashers work perfectly even in the reduced setup. (Twisted Chords Records) https://twistedchords.bandcamp.com/album/tc187-mdc-millions-of-dead-cowboys
  • Pelican, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, are set to release their first new music in almost six years. Channeling the visceral bombast of their live shows, “Midnight and Mescaline” is an unrelenting riff marathon, careening from bombastic heaviness to metal-infused fretboard frenetics to cathartic melody in under five minutes. Paired with b-side “Darkness on the Stairs”*** the new release taps into the band member’s shared roots in the late 90s DIY music scene, exuding an undeniably punk intensity and propensity for impassioned ferocity. ***contains unreleased track: “Darkness on the Stairs” Tracklist A Midnight And Mescaline 4:56 B Darkness On The Stairs 4:48 (Southern Lord Records)
  • Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 2007. Tracklist: 1A Addicted 2A Just Friends 3A Cherry 4A Back To Black 5A Tears Dry On Their Own 6A Fuck Me Pumps 7A Love Is A Losing Game 1B Valerie 2B Poor Little Rich Girl 3B Rehab 4B You Know I'm No Good 5B Me & Mr. Jones 6B Monkey Man (Unoficial Release)  
  • In 2019, Bob Mould bucked the era’s despair with his melodic, upbeat album Sunshine Rock. Cut to spring 2020, and he has this to say: “We’re really in deep shit now.” That sentiment informs his new full-length album, Blue Hearts, the raging-but-catchy yin to Sunshine Rock’s yang.
    To be sure, we were in some shit in 2018, when Mould recorded Sunshine Rock. Back then, he had a song called “American Crisis” that didn’t fit the album. “That song is the seed for what we’re talking about now,” Mould says from his home in San Francisco during the COVID-19 lockdown.
    “American Crisis” is the third song in a walloping album that spits plainspoken fire at the people who fomented this crisis. “This is the catchiest batch of protest songs I’ve ever written in one sitting,” he says. Through some of the most direct, confrontational lyrics of his four-decade career, Mould makes his POV clear: “I never thought I’d see this bullshit again / To come of age in the ’80s was bad enough / We were marginalized and demonized / I watched a lot of my generation die / Welcome back to American crisis.”
    Why “welcome back”? Because Mould experienced deja vu writing Blue Hearts in the fall of 2019. “Where it started to go in my head is back to a spot that I’ve been in before,” he says. “And that was the fall of 1983.” Back then, Mould was a selfdescribed “22-year-old closeted gay man” touring with the legendary Hüsker Dü and seeing an epidemic consume his community. Leaders were content to let AIDS kill a generation. Mould later realized why his mind wandered back there for Blue Hearts. “We have a charismatic, telegenic, say-anything leader being propped up by evangelicals,” he says. “These fuckers tried to kill me once. They didn’t do it. They scared me. I didn’t do enough. Guess what? I’m back, and we’re back here again. And
    I’m not going to sit quietly this time and worry about alienating anyone.”
    Recorded at the famed Electrical Audio in Chicago with Beau Sorenson engineering and Mould producing, Blue Hearts nods to Mould’s past while remaining firmly planted in the issues of the day. Acoustic opener “Heart on My Sleeve” catalogues the ravages of climate change. “Next Generation” worries for who comes next. “American Crisis” references “Evangelical ISIS” and features this dagger of a line: “Pro-life, pro-life until you make it in someone else’s wife.”
    “Leather Dreams,” “Password to My Soul,” and “The Ocean” were composed during a writing binge before a January 2020 Solo Electric tour, when Mould stayed up for three straight days. “Songs just kept coming out,” he says. “‘Leather Dreams’ and ‘The Ocean’ both appeared within hours. I barely remember writing them.”
    That feels right for an explosive, hook-laden album like Blue Hearts. Only there’s nothing forgettable about it. (Merge Records)
  • ‘Pandemonium’ – originally released in 1984 and partially recorded inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, this is KJ’s biggest-selling album to date. The Re-issued double LP version – featuring new cover artwork from designer Mike Coles – stays true to the original track-listing, with both of the celebrated Cybersank Re-mixes for ‘Pandemonium’ & ‘Millennium’ included. (Spinefarm Records)  
  • BIG BLACK | headache | LP

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    Remastered By Steve Albini And Bob Weston At Chicago Mastering. Headache is the 1987 EP by Big Black. A noisier affair than Atomizer, the four-song Headache EP was accompanied by a band-written sticker warning that it's not as good as the preceding LP. However Ready Men and Grinder are satisfyingly ornery, and the noise-fest of My Disco isn't far behind.
    12" - With Download. (Touch And Go Records)
  • L7 is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. They released their fourth studio album Hungry for Stink in 1994. Album's single “Andres” charted in the UK, USA, and Australia. Vocalist Donita Sparks' growls and howls were at their prime on this record. Their music is fast, dirty, and profound. 180 gram audiophile vinyl Insert (Music on Vinyl Record)
  • Bob Mould returns with his next solo album titled 'Patch the Sky' via Merge Records. It is both his darkest and catchiest work. While written in solitude, Mould is backed on the record by longtime drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats) and bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single). The first side of the LP is simple and catchy whilst he back-half of the record heavier in spirit and tone. (Merge Records)
  • The cliché that circulated after the 2016 election foretold a new artistic golden age: Artists would transform their anger and anxiety into era-defining works of dissent in the face of authoritarianism. Yet Bob Mould calls his new album Sunshine Rock. It's not because Mould - whose face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of alternative music - likes the current administration. His decision to "write to the sunshine," as he describes it, comes from a more personal place - a place found in Berlin, Germany, where he's spent the majority of the last three years. Here Mould would draw inspiration from the new environments. "Almost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break," Mould explains. "I started spending time in Berlin in 2015, found an apartment in 2016, and became a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life changing experience. The winter days are long and dark, but when the sun comes back, all spirits lift." "To go from [2011 autobiography] See a Little Light to the last three albums, two of which were informed by loss of each parent, respectively, at some point I had to put a Post-It note on my work station and say, "Try to think about good things." Otherwise I could really go down a long, dark hole," he says. "I'm trying to keep things brighter these days as a way to stay alive."
    (Merge Records)
  • Two different sources for this rare radio sessions compilation: side A is from Hilversum in Holland, June 1993, and Central Park Ballroom, WI. From October 1991: pure early 90's Smashing Pumpkins greatness! Tracklist: Rocket Cherub Rock Today Disarm Spaceboy Dancing In The Moonlight Blue Siva Smiley Suffer Rhinocerous (Mind Control Records)
  • PJ HARVEY | rid of me | LP

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    Reissue on vinyl second PJ Harvey studio album in the Island Records catalogue, and her album. Produced by Steve Albini and originally released in May 1993, Rid Of Me features the singles ‘50ft Queenie’ and ‘Man-Size’. The album charted at number 3 in the UK. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering under the guidance of Steve Albini. Originally released in 1993 and produced by Steve Albini Rid of Me adds only a touch of polish to the raw debut Dry keeping everything pretty much stripped down and burning. The album contains sone of harvey's must enduring songs - 50ft Queenie, Me-Jane and her storming take on Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. Pressed on 180gsm vinyl Includes download card (Island Records, 2020)  
  • Steady Diet of Nothing is the second full-length studio album by American post-hardcore band Fugazi, released in July, 1991 The style of this is different from "13 songs" and "repeater" but it still has the FUGAZI sound. Here they got more abstract and artsy - but it really works. So if you like any of their other stuff go and buy this. The vinyl was re-cut and re-mastered in 2009 and comes with a digital download card. (Dischord Records) https://fugazi.bandcamp.com/album/steady-diet-of-nothing
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    FUGAZI | the argument | LP

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    2001’s The Argument was the final Fugazi album before the band took an extended and possibly permanent hiatus. It’s easy to see why the venerated D.C. group would be comfortable closing its career here; The Argument brings its four players full circle. Guy Picciotto’s “Full Disclosure” and Ian MacKaye’s “Epic Problem” give the album two songs—one from each frontman—that reconnect to the bracing physicality that defined Fugazi in its earliest years. At the same time, the album marks the final step of the group’s long trek to extricate itself from its early punk roots. With deep dub inflections and whispering piano, “The Kill” and “Strangelight” might make listeners think that film composing should be the band’s next chapter. As has always been the case with Fugazi, the songs that blend extremes stand out from the pack. “Cashout,” “Life and Limb,” and “The Argument” join the ranks of the group’s classic songs. (Dischord Records)