Insanely raw soul from 1971! Extremely rare and being reissued for the first time here. Gloria Barnes teams up with The Ohio Players and Lee Moses to create her only LP, Uptown, that would become highly desirable in the deep soul/funk market and is just now seeing the light of day again in 2017. This is one of those records that all you have to do is drop the needle and you know it’s for real.
In partnership with Checkered Past Records, Firewater‘s seminal world punk debut album Get Off the Cross…We Need the Wood for the Fire will be reissued on translucent purple vinyl LP on June 2nd! Pre-order here.
On wax for the first time for its 20th anniversary! Limited edition of 500. New handmade cover art by Tod A, inner sleeve with lyrics. Featuring members of Cop Shoot Cop, The Jesus Lizard, Soul Coughing, Laughing Hyenas, and Eysian Fields. Globally minded, strongly opinionated, and fully aware that we need to blow off some steam and have a party…
Retail Space‘s You Can Catch A Lobster With Eggs But Not Egg Salad album was recorded to a 1/2″ 8 track Otari MX5050 and was mixed to an 1/4″ 2 track Otari MTR-12. Therefore, it sounds best on it’s natural analog medium of vinyl.
Includes digital pre-order of You Can Catch A Lobster With Eggs But Not Egg Salad. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
Morricone Youth performed this original live score composed and performed by MORRICONE YOUTH to Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 German animated silent film at Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 28, 2012. This vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies, and is available now.
Devon E. Levins – Guitar
John Castro – Bass, Vocals
Dan Kessler – Keyboards, Percussion
Fraser Campbell – Tenor/Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Glockenspiel
Timur Yusef – Drums, percussion
Ayo Awosika – Vocals
Conrad Harris – Violin
Quinn McCarthy – Percussion
The Whale in the Thames is a Band built of Rock, Wood, Liquid and Love. Formed in 2011 when 6 friends got together for a Private Underground reunion Jam, Songs Sung in French, English and Gibberish flowed from their own roots of respect and reality.
Charismo is the Hackensaw Boys record you’ve been waiting to hear. The 11-track album feels like the zenith release of the band’s 17 years, gathering their diverse life experiences and myriad of roots influences, and crystallizing them into a magnum opus on the Hackensaw way of being. Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but it’s injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the band has become known for over the years.
Produced by Larry Campbell – who has lent his talents to Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and countless others – Charismosees the band reeled in and slightly refined, though still as spirited as ever. The songs (all written by longtime Hackensaws David Sickmen and Ferd Moyse) are tinged with an attitude of scrappy resilience, spinning tales and metaphors of everyday, working class struggles and triumphs. With Campbell’s production, the Hackensaw’s somewhat casual, porch-front aesthetic is sharpened around the edges, focusing in on the simple beauty of their melodies and the earnestness in their delivery.
The Quaker City Night Hawks – Sam Anderson and David Matsler on vocals and guitars, Pat Adams on bass, Aaron Haynes on drums — are a Southern band, to be sure. But it’s not the South we’ve come to expect from Rock and Roll. Equally influenced by ZZ Top and science fiction, the Dallas Observer’s Best Band of 2015 writes of landscapes both familiar and foreign, and they are set to deliver their 9-track El Astronauta debut on Lightning Rod Records. Eras collide in every aspect of the album, from the title—which merges Texas’ Spanish and Mexican roots with its role at the center of the modern space race—to its pop art cover, which depicts a classic ‘70s hot rod that’s been modified into a spacecraft hovering over an exotic desert landscape.
We hope that you will support and celebrate record stores every day, but it’s still fun to celebrate at your favorite local retailer for this annual event – try to find the titles below that are being released on RSD and were pressed here at GGR:
Allen Toussaint – Live In Philadelphia 1975
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells – The Criteria Sessions
Devo – It’s All Devo
Gene Washington & The Ironsides – Next To You Single
Husker Du – In A Free Land 7inch
JD Crowe – The New South 40th Anniversary Edition
Miracle Legion – Portrait of a Damaged Family
Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money, Mo Problems 12inch Single
One Voice LP Compilation
Patti Smith – Horses Live At Electric Lady Studios
The Reduced – Drastically Reduced!