Originally released in October 1998 and now available on standard weight black vinyl. Without You I’m Nothing is the second studio album by Placebo. Recorded in mid-to-late 1998, it was released on 12 October 1998 by Hut and Virgin Records. Molko’s skill lies in his inherent grasp of what makes for an exciting pop record. He might cite Sonic Youth as his prime influence, but they have never made a record that’s come close to matching the muscular force of this album. The sheer clarity and power of the sounds here frequently take your breath away: the cranked-out guitar line of Pure Morning, the rumbling fuzz of Allergic (To Thoughts Of Mother Earth), the strung-out, mechanical beauty of My Sweet Prince, they’re all fantastic moments, glossed and fattened by Steve Osbourne’s amazing production and strongly reminiscent of both Nirvana’s Nevermind and Hole’s Celebrity Skin.
Originally released in October 2000 and now available on standard weight black vinyl. Black Market Music is the third studio album by Placebo from 2000. Black Market Music may not contain anything as immediately catchy as Without You I’m Nothing’s Pure Morning, but the dark hooks of Taste in Men, Special K, and Slave to the Wage, with its Pavement sample, sink in deep after just a few listens. Spite and Malice, featuring a guest turn from One Inch Punch rapper Justin Warfield, is a surprisingly successful marriage of Britpop and hip-hop, while the moody drone of Passive Aggressive showcases the band’s more reflective side.
Placebo is the eponymous debut studio album by Placebo. It was released on 16 July 1996 by record label Hut. It is the only album recorded with drummer Robert Schultzberg before his departure from the group. Placebo is a compelling record of abrasive yet refreshingly original soundscapes complete with angst-filled lyrics and choruses that stuck in your head like pop songs.
Originally released in April 2003 and now available on standard weight black vinyl. Sleeping With Ghosts, Placebo’s platinum-selling fourth album includes the singles The Bitter End, Special Needs, This Picture and English Summer Rain.
Originally released in June 2009 and now available on standard weight black vinyl. With a thirteen year history that takes in five studio albums, ten million album sales, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzy swell of global success, Placebo are still brimming with new ideas. Recorded over three months by producer Dave Bottrill (chosen by the band largely because of his work with Tool) in his Toronto studio and mixed in London by My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails supremo Alan Moulder, Placebo’s sixth album is a startling, alive, vital and boundary-vaulting record that marks a whole new era for a band that were in need of a change.
he 1973 album continues in the same vein as Ball of Eyes, though it’s definitely more funky and head boppin’ than the debut. The real ear grabber is the superb Moog soloing by Moulin. Placebo is grooving your socks off in the first half of the album and a more concentrated jazzy swing can be found on the second half. Original copies of 1973 are in short supply and overwhelming demand, making this official reissue a much needed one!
Marc Moulin (1942 – 2008) was a Belgian musician and journalist. In the early Seventies he was the leader of the Jazz-Rock group Placebo. Moulin was one of Belgium’s jazz legends, making jazz-influenced records for over 30 years. Marc Moulin’s three Placebo albums are the ‘Holy Grail’ for the rare groove crowd, a sector of music fans who love that unique 70s style of cool.
In memory of the passing of Marc Moulin 10 years ago 1973 is now available as a Limited edition of 1.000 Individually numbered copies on White coloured vinyl.
Placebo’s debut LP Ball of Eyes is a remarkably focused Soul Jazz record, without the experimentation or Free Jazz moments which were still in vogue during the first half of the ’70s. Excellent covers of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Sam & Dave’s “You Got Me Hummin'” as well as his own compositions make Ball Of Eyes a perfect example of the genius of Marc Moulin and his incredible band.