RSD Black Friday 2021
1971: The Road Starts Hear [LP]
Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On."
1971: The Road Starts Hear [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Cassette: $15.98 Buy
Boston 1971: A historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room - just the band, crew and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records, and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem ”Dream On”.
A1 - Rehearsal Room A2 - Somebody A3 - Reefer Headed Woman + Walkin' The Dog
B1 - Movin' Out B2 - Major Barbra B3 - Dream On B4 - Mama Kin
Albert's House [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Chet Baker is highly regarded as one of jazz's greatest trumpet players, and he recorded numerous albums over his 35 year recording career. Recorded in 1969, Albert's House features eleven instrumental compositions by Steve Allen, who produced the recording session to assist Baker in restarting his career after a horrific dental injury in '68. The sessions feature an all-star group of players with Paul Smith on keyboards, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jim Hughart on bass and Frank Capp (of Wrecking Crew fame) on drums.
This release for RSD Black Friday marks the first time this record has been re-issued on vinyl.
1) Albert's House
2) Farewell, San Francisco
4) I Should Have Told You So
5) How Dare You Sir
6) End of the Line
7) Pretty People
8) Sunday In Town
9) A Man Who Used to Be
10) Never Had This Feeling Before
12) Nice Little Girls
John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [RSD Black Friday 2021]
John Carpenter recruited an unbelievable cast of musicians to record the soundtrack to this sci-fi horror film starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. Steve Vai, most of Anthrax, (including Scott Ian), Elliot Eason of The Cars, Buckethead and Robin Finck of NIN and Guns and Roses are among the featured players. This soundtrack is apocalyptic and an important mark in John Carpenter's unparalleled career as a Director/Composer. Released on “Red Planet” vinyl in conjunction with the film's 20th anniversary.
1. Ghosts Of Mars (3:44)
2. Love Siege (4:37)
3. Fight Train (3:15)
4. Visions Of Earth (4:08)
5. Kick Ass (6:06)
1. Slashing Void (2:46)
2. Power Station (4:37)
3. Can't Let You Go (2:17)
4. Dismemberment Blues (2:52)
5. Fightin' Mad (2:40)
6. Pam Grier's Head (2:35)
7. Ghost Poppin' (3:21)
Thot Breaker [RSD Black Friday 2021]
MP3 Album: $9.99 Download
The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Thot Breaker, his fan-favorite 2017 project, remains an iconic album. Featuring hit songs “Can You Be My Friend” and “My Baby”, this is the first release on vinyl.
1. Alone (Intro)
2. Can You Be My Friend
3. My Baby
4. You & Me
6. Couple Of Coats
7. Grab A Star
8. You My Number One
9. So Cal
10. Drank Head
11. My Head
12. Slow Dance (feat. Young Chop)
13. Going Home
Larry Coryell (The Godfather of Fusion) & The Eleventh House is one of the best known 70s fusion groups. At Montreux was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz and Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1974. The album is critically acclaimed as "The cutting Edge of Jazz-Fusion" and "A Coll Fusion Good Time". This deluxe package includes: an OBI strip, Single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeve, original record label and specialty "double split" red translucent/yellow translucent vinyl.
Improvisation On Villa Lobos - Prelude No. 4 In E Minor | Tamari | Joyride | Rasputin | Song For A New York Rainmaker | The Eleventh House Blues
Rat Child EP [RSD Black Friday 2021]
For RSD Black Friday, the first physical release of the Rat Child EP, featuring guest performances from Frank Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther). A 12” fluorescent green vinyl release, with an exclusive poster.
1. Mountain (feat. Frank Bello)
2. Kiss it Goodbye (feat. Howard Jones)
3. Everyone Dies (feat. Stix Zadina)
4. Rat Child
Live-Evil [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Miles Davis’ Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Captured live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC’s Cellar Door, then edited by producer Teo Macero, the recording features Miles joined by a murderer’s row of musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album’s striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two slabs of limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
2. Little Church
3. Medley: Gemini/Double Image
1. What I Say
2. Nem Um Talvez
2. Funk Tonk
1. Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts
Songs From The Deep [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
The album is a collector’s edition on Audiophile 180g vinyl of Eric Essix’s 27th album, Songs From the Deep.
Because the South is his life and it’s always been home, both physically and spiritually, Eric has carried those artful and passionate Southern breezes through some of his best recordings, including the albums Southbound (2000) and Birmingham (2009). Songs From the Deep captures our collective moment perfectly with a sense of personal nostalgia (Late Night Drive, Back Porch), sociopolitical resolve (Forward March), and several powerful shout-outs to recently departed civil rights icon and fellow Alabamian John Lewis (Walk With the Wind, Stand).
Late Night Drive
Walk With the Wind
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Fall In Philadelphia: The Definitive Demos 1968-71 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $24.99 Buy
Recorded in the throes of their Philadelphia folk-rock phase during the late ‘60s, this record is a collection of rare early recordings by Daryl Hall & John Oates, before their signing to Atlantic Records. Prior to releasing their debut album, Whole Oats,' these two composer-performers had sketched out a series of songs, several of which went on to become early Hall & Oates classics. A great piece of rock history showcasing that early Philly sound before Hall & Oates went on to become one of America’s greatest pop-rock duos.
Pressed on heavyweight transparent orange vinyl with individual hand-numbering.
1 In Honor Of A Lady
2 Good Night And Good Morning
3 Past Times Behind
4 The Reason Why
6 If That's What Makes You Happy
7 The Provider
8 They Needed Each Other
9 Deep River Blues
12 I'll Be By
13 Dry In The Sun
15 Back In Love Again
16 Fall In Philadelphia
18 Months & Weeks & Days
19 A Lot Of Changes Comin'
20 I'm Tired Of Wearing Buckskin
One of rock ‘n’ roll's pioneers of shock rock, the indescribable Screamin' Jay Hawkins paved the way for music performance art and glam artists to come. His classic "I Put A Spell On You," included on this set, was banned from radio in 1956 for sexual overtones. His legendary performances had him dressed in gold and leopard costumes with props including rubber snakes, a smoking skull on a stick, and his signature coffin. Over his career he didn't record many studio albums. In 1972 he released "A Portrait Of A Man and His Woman." Long out-of-print, it was re-released on CD in 2001 as "My Little Shop Of Horrors," adding a recording of his signature hit, "I Put A Spell On You," which included cover versions of Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe," Fats Domino's "Please Don't Leave Me," and Jesse Belvin's "Guess Who."
This 12 track CD reissue makes its vinyl debut here.
1) I Put A Spell On You
2) Portrait Of A Man
3) What’s Gonna Happen On The 8th Day
4) We Love
5) Please Don’t Leave Me
6) I Don’t Know
7) What Good Is it?
8) Don’t Deceive Me
10) It’s Only Make Believe
11) Guess Who
12) Same Damn Thing
Postcards From Ireland [RSD Black Friday 2021]
A jazzy happy plea for the most wonderful time of the year to HURRY UP ALREADY! Made famous by Alvin and the Chipmunks, this version is also a star on Norah Jones' new Christmas record, I Dream of Christmas (in record stores October 15).
Christmas Don't Be Late
The Iron Giant [RSD Black Friday 2021]
This first ever picture disc for the soundtrack of this heartwarming 1999 animated film celebrates The Robot, his best friend, Hogarth, and a cast of characters. Music composed by Michael Kamen, (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard), well-known for his work with Eric Clapton, Metallica and Pink Floyd in addition to his brilliant theatrical scores.
1 The Eye Of The Storm 2:31
2 Hogarth Hughes 0:21
3 Into The Forest 3:34
4 The Giant Wakes 1:25
5 Come And Get It 1:46
6 Cat And Mouse 0:56
7 Train Wreck 1:05
8 You Can Fix Yourself? 1:18
9 Hand Underfoot 2:00
10 Bedtime Stories 2:26
11 We Gotta Hide 0:50
12 His Name Is Dean 0:48
13 Eating Art 0:43
14 Space Car 0:59
15 Souls Don't Die 4:09
1 Contest Of Will 4:36
2 The Army Arrives 1:34
3 Annie And Dean 1:19
4 He's A Weapon 2:44
5 The Giant Discovered 4:28
6 Trance-Former 4:27
7 No Following 4:05
8 The Last Giant Piece 1:07
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the 1996 Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions. One of two versions for RSD Black Friday 2021 the Christmas Tree version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and green vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
Downhill Sleigh Ride | Christmas Rule | What Child Is This | Christmas Blues | Journey of the Three Wise Men | Baby Boy | You're Still Standing | Silent Night | Holiday Marmalade | Holiday Segue
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the 1996 Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions. One of two versions for RSD Black Friday 2021 the Candy Cane version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and white vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
Downhill Sleigh Ride | Christmas Rule | What Child Is This | Christmas Blues | Journey of the Three Wise Men | Baby Boy | You're Still Standing | Silent Night | Holiday Marmalade | Holiday Segue
Recorded Live for the BBC In Concert Series in 1971, and produced by Series producer Stanley Dorfman, Carole King performs hits from the seminal album Tapestry. Backed by members of Jo Mama (who were featured on the album), including her longtime friend and collaborator Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar on guitar. The setlist includes her songs “I Feel the Earth Move”, “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman”, “So Far Away” (ft. James Taylor), “It's Too Late”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof.” Never before released on vinyl.
1. I Feel The Earth Move
2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
3. So Far Away
4. It's Too Late
1. Smackwater Jack
2. Way Over Yonder
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
4. Up On The Roof
All You Can Eat [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
"All You Can Eat is both the most brazen and conventional album she's ever made, and one of her best" - Entertainment Weekly.
Originally released in 1995, All You Can Eat is now on colored yellow-orange mixed vinyl, available first for RSD Black Friday.
If I Were You
World of Love
Infinite and Unforeseen
I Want It All
Once Again [RSD Black Friday 2021]
The sophomore studio album from multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning musician John Legend includes the hits “Save Room”, “P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)” and “King & Queen” featuring Mary J. Blige. Legend worked with a great list of producers and co-writers on Once Again, including Kanye West, will. I. am, Raphael Saadiq, Craig Street, Sa-Ra, Eric Hudson, Devo Springsteen, Dave Tozer and Avenue. Celebrating fifteen years since its release, Once Again is released for RSD Black Friday as a gold vinyl double album.
1. Save Room
4. Show Me
1. Each Day Gets Better
2. King & Queen
3. P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)
4. Slow Dance
3. Where Did My Baby Go
1. Maxine’s Interlude
2. Another Again
3. Coming Home
Muddlin Gear [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Cassette: $13.99 Buy
Originally released in 2000 by Warp Records.
"Jamie Lidell has taken the Trash Collective's aural-invasion aesthetic and tweaked it for far subtler ends. Though this album doesn't present a baseline criterion, Muddlin Gear will prep you for when the body-snatching pods land to give you the most visceral baseline experience of your life."--Pitchfork
1. The Entroscooper
2. Said Dram Scam
3. The Ečp.
4. Ill Shambata
5. La Scappin Rööd
6. In Inphidelik
7. Silent Why
8. Da Doo Doo
1. Daddy's Car
3. The Cop It Suite
5. Daddy No Lie
Music From The Penn Gala in 1983 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Cassette: $9.98 Buy
1. More Than This [Roxy Music cover]
2. I'm Not In Love [10CC cover]
1. Right Down The Line [Gerry Raferty Cover]
2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) [Michael McDonald cover]
Lera Lynn performed a virtual instore full set at Nashville record store Vinyl Tap and recorded it for this special RSD Black Friday LP.
1. Eye, Eye, Eye
4. Dark Horse
5. Black Hole Sun
6. Shape Shifter
7. Make You Ok
8. A Light Comes Through
9. What I'm Looking For
10. What Is Love
Independence [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $30.98 Buy
Matata (which means “trouble” in Swahili) was an African funk band who took nightclubs by storm and jammed with some of the biggest giants in soul, jazz and Latin music. The band had its roots in the Congo although it formed in Kenya in the mid-sixties. Matata was based around the famous ‘Starlight Club’ in Nairobi. The group retained elements of traditional music by incorporating instruments such as the ‘ngoma’ (a large drum) and an eight stringed guitar-harp called the ‘nyatiti’…this brought something different to their style and made for a unique sound. Each of the songwriters sang lead in their native tongues and this meant they used vocals in three African languages (next to the songs sung in English). As the sixties drew to an end Matata (sometimes also known as ‘Air Fiesta Matata’) were regulars on Kenyan television and enjoyed a national following.
In 1971 when the BBC held a competition to find the best band in Africa, Matata submitted a song and came in first. They were sent to visit London, performed at the BBC and stayed around to do some gigs (after years of playing at the ‘Starlight Club’ the band was tight and well-rehearsed). The timing was perfect because there was a serious cross-fertilisation taking place between musicians from many different genres and nationalities…and this brought such vibrancy to cultural life in the capital. Matata arrived in London just as Assagai and Osibisa – groups led by African musicians who also played a fusion of styles – released their debut albums, paving the way for their peers.
The band signed a two-album deal with the UK-based label President Records (who would go on to release Matata’s ‘Air Fiesta’ in 1972 & ‘Independence’ in 1974). Several singles also came out of this and Matata scored hits in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. With a wealth of material and a dynamic live act to its name they would play packed gigs every night. The group was a visual, as well as musical feast and quickly became favorites at several well-known London nightclubs. Tours were numerous and the band played all over the world including having residencies in the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Hong Kong & Germany (where they got the chance to jam with Miles Davis in Cologne). There would be no further Matata recordings and sadly the band split after releasing their second album. Luckily, we are left with the unique documents that are ‘Air Fiesta’ and ‘Independence’.
The album we are presenting you today (Independence from 1974) comes swinging right out the gate with a set of no less than TWELVE monster tunes. It’s a musical gumbo full of irresistible rhythms, punchy blasts, snappy vocal hooks, reverb-laden ‘Santana’ guitar solos, a little reggae and Afrobeat filled horn arrangements, plus everything else needed to get dancers working overtime. On ‘Independence’ the group leaned mightily on James Brown for their groove, and laid out a heavy, rock solid variation on JBs funk with an African percussion base of fluid congas and bongos at the core.
Independence is a quintessential record that every serious collector or fan needs to have in his/her collection. Matata’s marriage of percolating African rhythms delivered one butt-shaking, finger-popping club hit after another that can still fill a dance floor to this day. Hard funky soul with an Afrobeat backbone…it’s all about the grooves here!
Originally released in 1974 on President Records, Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of this seminal Afrobeat/Afrofunk album. This unique record comes as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide) with obi strip and featuring the original artwork. This reissue also comes with an insert featuring pictures of the band and extensive liner notes from award winning author John Masouri. Released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2021.
01 Return to You - 02 Good Good Understanding - 03 Gettin' Together - 04 I Believed Her - 05 Good Samaritan - 06 I Feel Funky - 07 I Don't Have to Worry - 08 Something in Mind - 09 I Want You - 10 Love Is the Only Way - 11 Gimme Some Lovin' - 12 Talkin' Talkin'
Eve of Destruction [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
The first vinyl reissue in more than 40 years - now on 180g vinyl!
Includes the iconic protest song and title track, which hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1965. “Eve of Destruction” was recorded by McGuire with the original composer P. F. Sloan on guitar, Phil Spector’s Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine (Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys)) on drums, and Larry Knechtel (The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel) on bass. The song would be covered by countless artists (The Turtles, Johnny Thunders, The Pretty Things, Public Enemy), and was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Good Morning Vietnam, among other anti-war movies and TV shows. A dominating hit single, it charted higher than any protest song written by Bob Dylan (McGuire covers two of Dylan’s songs on this album: “She Belongs to Me” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”).
1. Eve of Destruction
2. She Belongs To Me
3. You Never Had It So Good
4. Sloop John B.
5. Baby Blue
6. The Sins Of A Family
7. Try To Remember
8. Mr. Man On The Street - Act One
9. You Were On My Mind
10. Ain't No Way I'm Gonna Change My Mind
11. What Exactly's the Matter With Me
12. Why Not Stop & Dig It While You Can
Cassette: $13.99 Buy
JD McPherson presents SOCKS, A Christmas Album. Featuring eleven original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. SOCKS is an album of holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree. Come get warm by the fire with songs such as “All The Gifts I Need” and “Every Single Christmas”.
1. All The Gifts I Need
2. Bad Kid
3. Hey Skinny Santa!
5. Every Single Christmas
6. Ugly Sweater Blues
1. Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy
2. Santa’s Got A Mean Machine
3. What’s That Sound?
4. Claus Vs. Claus (feat. Lucie Silvas)
5. Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Bird In LA [RSD Black Friday 2021]
CD: $19.95 Buy
Previously unreleased historic recordings from Charlie Parker's legendary and highly eventful visits to Los Angeles.
CD 1 –
1. I Waited For You / How High The Moon [Medley]
2. Harry The Hipster
3. Cement Mixer / Blues [Medley]
4. Dizzy Atmosphere
5. Fifty-Second Street Theme
6. Groovin' High
7. Shaw 'Nuff
8. Dizzy Atmosphere
9. Salt Peanuts
10. Billie's Bounce
12. All The Things You Are
13. Blue 'N' Boogie
17. Dizzy Atmosphere
18. Out of Nowhere
CD 2 –
1. Scrapple From The Apple
2. Au Privave / Dance Of The Infidels [Medley]
3. Night In Tunisia
4. How High The Moon / Ornithology [Medley]
5. Embraceable You
6. Hot House
7. Cool Blues
9. Scrapple From The Apple
10. Au Privave
Following the meteoric success of the viral mega hit "Dat Stick" Rich Brian comes with his debut studio album, Amen. Primarily produced by Rich Brian himself, with help from a few friends, the album proves the rapper from Indonesia is more than just an internet sensation. Fourteen tracks, the album includes hit singles "Glow Like Dat," "Attention," and "Introvert,” and featured artists include fellow labelmate Joji, Offset, NIKI, and AUGUST 08
The vinyl pressing available first at record stores on RSD Black Friday is on blue and tan “color-in-color” vinyl.
1. Amen | 2. Cold | 3. Occupied | 4. Introvert (feat. Joji) | 5. Attention | 6. Glow Like Dat | 7. Trespass | 8. Flight | 9. See Me | 10. Enemies | 11. Kitty | 12. Little Prince (feat. NIKI) | 13. Chaos | 14. Arizona (feat. AUGUST 08)
Healing [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Healing is Todd Rundgren's ninth studio album, released in 1981. The album's themes are spirituality and the human condition, something Rundgren had touched on many times in earlier works but never with the consistency exhibited here as every track explores a different aspect.
This RSD Black Friday reissue is pressed on clear vinyl and includes a bonus 7” with two tracks.
Side A: Healer / Pulse / Flesh / Golden Goose / Compassion / Shine
Side B: Healing Part I / Healing Part II / Healing Part III
7” single: “Time Heals”/ “Tiny Demons”
Better Days [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $20.98 Buy
An EP of four brand new tracks from Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs).
1. Better Days
2. Got a Hold On Me
1. Hate And Love
2. Ride Again
Sons Of Kemet
African Cosmology [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
This RSD Black Friday exclusive single features two never-before-heard B-sides from the same sessions as the globally acclaimed new Sons of Kemet record, Black To The Future. “Rites of Passage” is an 11-minute exploratory, contemplative composition led by Shabaka Hutchings’ colorful melodies. “Myth Science” showcases Kemet at their most realized, a rich arrangement coupled with driving, inter-woven percussions and lyrical horn playing.
1. Rites of Passage (11:08)
2. Myth Science (4:40)
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Lost Songs Of Doc Spouchon [RSD BF 2021]
Vinyl: $20.99 Buy
Since 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view.
In 2020, fans were able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny. Now, on the heals of the successful reunion album from SNZ members Jimbo Mathus, "13 Stories," "Lost Songs of Doc Souchon " is finally available on limited edition vinyl for RSD Black Friday 2021.
Lost Songs Of Doc Souchon follows the band’s last studio album, Beasts Of Burgundy, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart. Also, Andrew Bird makes his first appearance on a Squirrel Nut Zippers album since Perennial Favorites (1998, Mammoth)
“This new album was inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus. “It speaks to the hidden roots of where our aesthetic, interests and philosophy comes from. It pulls on the hidden thread.”
Lost Songs Of Doc Souchon contains ten new tracks, a combination of newly written Zippers material, along with a few songs from past times.
The first single from the album “Animule Ball” was originally recorded back in 1938 by Jelly Roll Morton. In keeping with that time period, the band turned to Fleischer Studios (home of Betty Boop) to use some of their historic animations for a brand new video for the track.
“When I first started the Zippers the Max and Dave Fleischer cartoons were a huge part of our inspiration. The look, the music, all of it," commented Jimbo Mathus. "So to have their blessing to use some of these characters and create something new with it is thrilling to me.”
“Fleischer Studios has a long history of bringing together the best in music and animation, so the opportunity to continue that great tradition with a band like the Squirrel Nut Zippers, nearly 100 years after debuting the first sound cartoon in 1926, is a wonderful honor; and one that would surely put a smile on Max Fleischer's face,” commented Jeni Mahoney.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.
Between 1995-2000 the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums. Their watershed album, Hot (1996) was recorded in the heat of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of booze and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old world jazz. This passion mixed with klezmer, blues and random bits of contemporary musical leanings became the bands signature style. At the time, there were few other bands inhabiting this space. The album would eventually break free of any “jazz” stereotypes and land on commercial radio, taking the band to remarkable heights for what was essentially an anti-establishment sound.
Animule Ball (Unknown)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Crewe/Gaudio, arr. Dr. Sick)
She's Ballin (Mathus)
Train On Fire (Mathus)
Mr Wonderful (Mathus)
I Talk To My Haircut (Rev Fred Lane)
Purim Nigrum (Unknown)
Cookie (New Orleans Willie Jackson)
Happy Days Are Here Again (Ager/Yellen)
Summer Longings (Stephen Foster)
Originally released in 1962, The Twenty-Fifth Day Of December is The Staples Singers' holiday classic, featuring traditional songs such as "Joy To The World, "Silent Night," "Go Tell It On The Mountain" and more. This reissue features the original album artwork and ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180g vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing and housed in a tip-on jacket.
Side A: 1. The Last Month Of The Year 2. The Virgin Mary Had One Son 3. Go Tell It On The Mountain 4. Joy To The World 5. Holy Unto The Lord 6. The Savior Is Born
Side B: 1. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 2. No Room At The Inn 3. There Was A Star 4. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 5. Wasn't That A Mighty Day 6. Silent Night
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Joe Strummer’s critically acclaimed Global A Go-Go album Dark Horse Records will release a 12” Color reissue of the original Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros 7” single “Johnny Appleseed.”
Both included tracks are remastered by Paul Hicks (The Beatles/John Lennon/The Rolling Stones/David Bowie) and will be cut at 45rpm on 12” vinyl for maximum audio quality.
Side A: "Johnny Appleseed" // Side B: "At The Border, Guy"
The 2013 album featuring Jadakiss, NORE, Raekwon, and Sheek Louch produced by Scram Jones and pressed on vinyl for the first time, weed-green splattered vinyl.
1. Float Intro 2. Manson Murder (feat. N.O.R.E.) 3. Bodies In The Basement 4. Hater Love (feat. Sheek Louch) 5. Take It Back 6. Haze Vs. Sour Skit 7. I Need Weed 8. Red Eye (feat. Jadakiss) 9. Reckless (feat. Raekwon) 10. Shoot You Down 11. Open Up (feat. Bullpen) 12. Screw Y’all (feat. Scram Jones)
A Very Teddy Christmas [RSD Black Friday 2021]
MP3 Album: $5.99 Download
A new Christmas release from Teddy Swims, on vinyl for the first time for RSD Black Friday.
“Christmas truly is and has always been the most wonderful time of the year! A time regardless of differences or distance where we all come together and celebrate love and togetherness! Christmas songs are truly timeless and never get old! Me and all my best buddies came together and recorded some of our very favorite Christmas songs that our biggest influences have done over the years! I can only hope it brings you a bit closer this year! Happy Holidays!” Available on black vinyl.
1. Silent Night
2. This Christmas
3. Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas
1. Please Come Home For Christmas
2. O Christmas Tree
3. The Christmas Song
Debut solo EP from Tierney Tough of the indie rock/electronic band The Pauses. Features guest performances by members of Cursive and How To Dress Well on an alternate take of “Friends of Mine” by The Zombies. First and only pressing. Limited to 250 copies.
SIDE A: 1. Apartment 54 2. Tired Swing SIDE B: 1. Friends of Mine (The Zombies)
Gloria 40th Anniversary [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U2 single “Gloria”, originally released as a single in October 1981, the second single to be taken from the second studio album October. It remains a staple in U2’s live set.
This 40th anniversary limited edition EP includes the studio version of “Gloria” plus three live versions from three different decades.
The 1990s are represented by the Point Depot show on the band’s home turf of northside Dublin (track A2). Although ticketed as 31st December 1989, the show started at midnight on 1st January 1990 and was broadcast across Europe at the time.
Side B contains two previously unreleased live recordings of “Gloria” – recorded at the Fleet Center in Boston during the Vertigo tour in 2005, and at London’s O2 Arena during the third night of their run of shows in the English capital as part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in 2015.
• 4-track 12” EP, cut at 45 rpm
• Pressed on 180gsm transparent sun yellow vinyl
• Full color gatefold outer sleeve with high gloss finish, featuring portraits of the band
• Large poster (600mm x 600mm, folded) with montage of photos from the various live shows across the decades