Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wow, where the hell have I been? I could come up with excuses sure, but that would slow us down from getting to this amazing update. So with no further adooooooo....

New Light in the Attic releases and distro items galore!

Cannibal Holocaust (Original motion picture sountrack) by Riz Ortolani

Finally available on wax! The soundtrack to the ultimate gross out Italian exploitation masterpiece. Bring the sounds of the Green Inferno into your hearts and homes and relive the nightmare again and again.

"Riz Ortolani’s incredible score for the brutal film Cannibal Holocaust, available for the first time ever on Vinyl. The score is distinct when paired with the film, as it is very untraditional for any horror film. Alone, it is powerful, haunting and beautiful. Featuring original artwork by Jock, and pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl." --Light in the Attic


Thin Lizzy: Thin Lizzy (1971)
            Shades of a Blue Orphanage (1972)
            Vagabonds of the Western World (1973)

Light in the Attic has outdone themselves once again. Here we have reissues of the first three slabs by the undisputed gods of Irish rawk. All three come in snazzy gatefold sleeves, convenient for rolling a joint and blowing your minds to the groovy sounds of... what was I saying again? Man this item description is far out maaaan. Nailed it.

Benny Soebardja: Gimme a Piece of Gut Rock (1977)
Admit it, you LOVE Indonesian psych rock. At least once a night you wake up in a cold sweat, just itching for the far out sounds of the far east. Well we got it, so relax already!

"Recorded in 1977, ‘Gut Rock’ is Benny Soebardja’s second solo effort, an album that was released through the independent studio SM Recordings. Having been allowed unlimited studio time and creative freedom, Benny took 30 days to record Gut Rock, backed by both Giant Step & Lizard. With English lyrics penned with the help of Bob Dook, this is an incredible piece of music and a staple within Indonesian collectors circles." --Light In The Attic

Selda: Selda (1976)
Finally back in stock, the second album by the undiputed queen of Turkish Psych-folk! Last time we got these they were gone in a flash, so don't sleep on it this time!

"Find out why this brawny mama couldn’t be stopped by a military government that put her on trial 9 times, and could call herself the bitter voice of the Turkish people." --Light in the Attic

Michael Chapman: Window (1970)

We got copies of the preorder edition here! Clear vinyl in an edition of 200. Probably the most neglected and often misunderstood record in Chapman's catalog, though no less compelling or essential!

Amadou Balake: Bar Konon Mousso Bar (1978)

Outstanding African funk!

"Hailing from remote Burkina Faso, Amadou Ballak√© stands as one of Africa’s most mesmerizing voices. He has achieved an amazing musical heritage with many albums and singles released along his long career, which started in the early 1960’s...
A beautiful reissue of this wonderful album by Amadou Balake. Original artwork and remastered tracks." -- Light In The Attic

Roky Erickson: Gremlins Have Pictures (1986)

Includes an incredible live version of the howling at the moon classic "Night of the Vampire"
Roky's third and arguably best solo record is actually a rather strange odds and ends affair: 

"Gremlins Have Pictures is an anthology of Erickson’s solo work following his extended incarceration at the Rusk State Hospital for the criminally insane... Collected here, the odds and ends of Erickson’s post-incarceration work tell a story of a man finding his musical feet, ranging from Dylan-like folk strumming to the big, Neil Young-like rock" --Light in the Attic

We also got....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A diverse selection of genre benders!

clockwise from top left:

The Smiths: Meat is Murder
* Do I have to say anything? All y'all Smiths fans are outta your minds on the Moz Kool-Aid  already, so don't act like you don't want it.
The Gun Club: Miami
* Holy god what an album! Go youtube the song Brothers and Sisters and you will see what I am talking about.

Echo and the Bunnymen: Porcupine
* Reissue of their classic third album from 1983

A Certain Ratio: To Each...
* 2014 reissue of the seminal post-punk classic!

Devo: Hardcore Devo vol. 2
* More early home recordings from everyone's favorite art-punk weirdos! We got volume 1 too!

The Raincoats: s/t
* Seminal pre-riot grrrl slab from 1979. Already like the Slits? Get it!

Here be some pre-Beatles rawk slabs!

Recently arrived reissues from thee original Rock n Roll era!

Clockwise from top left:

The Chantels: We are the Chantels
* features the original title and oddly controversial album cover.
In 1957, the Chantels recorded their massive hit "Maybe" which immediately infiltrated the white dominated pop charts as a superior slab of the popular teenage heartbreak craze. The group would unwittingly cause uproar once parents began seeing five young black women on the cover of their first LP released just a year later in 1958. Consequently, subsequent pressings were simply titled "The Chantels," and featured a white teenage couple on the cover. Thanks to Rumble records, we have a proper reissue of one of the all time great girl-group albums, up there with the Ronettes and the Shangri-la's. Get it!

Carl Perkins: Whole Lotta Shakin'
It's 1958 again! We got the original "Blue Suede Shoe" rocker's first slab on Columbia records. Stompin' Rockabilly sides that will make you tougher than nails.

Crystals: He's A Rebel
Three words: Phil Mothereffin Specter! An all time killer example of thee Wall o' sound brought to you by Sundazed recs.

Hasil Adkins: Peanut Butter Rock and Roll
The original hillbilly one man band! Superior cuts by the most deranged rocker of the 1950's and beyond.

The Shirelles & King Curtis: Give a Twist Party
More deeelightful girl group sounds, this time from the infamous Shirelles! Don't stop at "Mama Said," there are plenty more classics that will infest your soul and infect your dancin' bones.

Link Wray: Hillbilly Wolf (Missing Links Vol. 1)
Get down with the Punk Rock godfather and Surf axe wielder extroidinaire's rockabilly roots thanks to the mighty Norton records!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Numero Group Blitz!

First batch of Numero Group double LP's and box-sets just arrived.


Here's my thoughts on a few of em:

Numero 042
I Travel Alone, is a four LP Box with extensive liner notes honoring one of Cleveland Ohio's lost soul heroes, Lou Ragland. Yes, that's four LP's of material by a single musician that have barely seen the light of day. Talk about a guy who could not catch a break! The vast majority of the tunes are penned by Ragland himself, or members of his group Hot Chocolate. The style varies from stomping Northern Soul, to a kind of uptempo funk, usually stripped down to a simple Guitar, Bass, and Drums format. A must, especially if you dug that Syl Johnson box that Numero did a few years ago.


Numero 048
Living in lust as Satan must, or the gods shall turn you into dust!
There is just sooooo much to love about this comp. 16 American "hardrock" bands primarily from the early 70's. Think of it like the first wave of kids who heard Sabbath and Blue Cheer in their mom's basements accross America and immediately went out and bought Gibson SG's, turned the amps to ten, and eventually finegled some label into pressing a 45 that likely nobody bought... ever. Take equal parts Dungeons and Dragons style imagery, satanic worship and Tolkien style paganism, and you are nearly at the apex of what can only be described as Guitar Mountain! Serious must for anyone who digs proto- metal / proto-punk ala Crushed Butler, the Stooges, Death, etc, etc.

Numero 003
The Bandit Label may be the most baffling, outlandish, and downright disturbing record company to have ever spilled it's output on the unsuspecting masses of the Chicago area in the 1960's. Corruption in the music business (and Chicago for that matter) is truly old hat at this point, but Bandit label owner Arrow Brown may prove to be the perfect character study in true evil. Supporting himself and the record company using the welfare checks of his dozen or so "daughters" (i.e. concubines), Brown managed to live the highlife while almost never holding down an actual job. Hedging his bets on the thousands of aspiring singers and musicians in Chicago, Brown exploited and soon after repelled an astonishing number of talented acts. Not even his progeny were safe from his exploits; Brown's 7 year old son (pictured on the front cover) recorded a few tracks for his fathers label and soon after became a smash success on Broadway--Arrow Brown Sr of course collected the $$$ from that venture! But this isn't just Arrow Brown's story, the music produced is at times astonishingly good, featuring lush arrangements and undeniably powerful vocalists. The whole package itself is a sight to see: Two LP's worth of Bandit's entire singles catalog, and an additional LP of Bandit's sole full length issue by The Mighty Arrows (guess who named them!) in a replica of the original cardboard sleeve. Also included is a massive book telling the whole dang story...and yes there is plenty more!


Come and get em!


We Be Hard Boppin'

New Jazz arrivals are here! This is a small selection of the reissues I have been snapping up. Many Blue Note and Impulse titles available!


Clockwise from top left:

Hank Mobley: Soul Station
Blue Note Records circa 1960

Donald Byrd: Royal Flush
Blue Note Records circa 1961
features a very young Herbie Hancock!

Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil
Blue Note Records circa 1965

Lee Morgan: Cornbread
Blue Note Records circa 1965

Alice Coltrane: A Monastic Trio
Impulse Records circa 1967

Albert Ayler: Spirits Rejoice
ESP Disk circa 1965

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The two sides of our record section!

Side A 
Soon to be all new reissues and current releases!

 Side B
Our used section

Our next shipment of records will be arriving tomorrow! We got some amazing soul compilations from the Numero Group. Descriptions and pictures forthcommminnggg!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014