“On Suicide’s First Rehearsal Tapes, recorded in 1975, Alan Vega and Martin Rev create minimalist aural structures, traces of which would surface on their eponymous debut album, released on the Red Star label in late 1977. “These songs are not a sketchpad of semi-formed ideas. The First Rehearsal Tapes comprise […]
The fourth LP in Tompkins Square’s series of private press solo guitar reissues, all by artists featured on the compilation Imaginational Anthem Vol 8 : The Private Press. LARRY CONKLIN bought his first guitar, a Gibson J-45, in 1970, after he got out of the army. “I taught myself to […]
The Beginning of a New Birth recorded August 3rd, 1975 at the Oasis, Boston, Mass., by Sidney W. Burton Jr. As Time Flows On recorded February 2nd 1977 in Boston, Mass. By Sidney W. Burton Jr. Restored and remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, USA. Lacquered by […]
It is almost impossible to over-estimate the effect of Slow on Canadian music. Formed in the mid-80s in Vancouver, and releasing only one album and one 7″ on Zulu Records, the band has consistently been called one of the most influential punk rock bands in Canada and forerunners of the […]
Quiet World was a studio recording project best known for being the first album to feature future Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and with a guest appearance from Steve’s brother, John. The Road is an impressive concept progressive rock album, this Quiet World’s sole LP is still a collector’s item.
1978 rare reggae album from Ken Boothe repressed on vinyl. Produced by Phil Pratt and featuring Sly and Robbie, this is one of the best lovers rock releases of the ’70s.
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys have the kind of name that leaves curious music lovers scratching their heads and wondering if it’s maybe the worst name they’ve ever heard. Honestly though, the name doesn’t mean a damn thing, because the music the four Australian lads lay down on tape is 100-percent […]
Vinyl LP pressing. 1990 release, the first album by alt-rock band Babes in Toyland. Spanking Machine was recorded in Seattle by now legendary Jack Endino at the now equally legendary Reciprocal Recording Studio. Spanking Machine was the record that kicked down many doors for Babes in Toyland. The working title […]
One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label – and that’s saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary jazz outlet! Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee’s father, Bill Lee, and his […]
Despite his status as a key figure in the history of Japanese ambient music, Hiroshi Yoshimura remains tragically under-known outside of his home country. Empire of Signs – a new imprint co-helmed by Maxwell August Croy, Spencer Doran and distributed by Light In The Attic – is proud to reissue […]