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The Monkees on Colgems Records 7″ Juke Box 45 “Words”/”Pleasant Valley Sunday”

The Monkees on Colgems Records 7″ Juke Box 45 “Words”/”Pleasant Valley Sunday”
CONDITION: Good condition with medium surface wear on sleeve and vinyl.

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The Monkees were a pop singing quartet assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The primary members were Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who were the public face of a music production system under the supervision of Don Kirshner. At the start, the band members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band’s name. The group undertook several concert tours, allowing an opportunity to perform as a live band as well as on the TV series. When the show was cancelled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1970. In the 1980s, the television show and music experienced a revival, which led to a series of reunion tours, and new records featuring various incarnations of the band’s lineup.

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The CLASH “Rock The Casbah / Long Time Jerk” 7″ Vinyl Record punk CBS 1982

The CLASH “Rock The Casbah / Long Time Jerk” 7″ Vinyl Record punk CBS 1982
CONDITION: Excellent condition with light surface wear on sleeve and vinyl. Vinyl looks nice. VG+

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The Clash were an English rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk rock. Along with punk rock, they experimented with reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, The Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones’s departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

The Clash were a major success in the UK from the release of their debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, brought them popularity in the United States when it came out there the following month. It received wide critical acclaim; a decade later Rolling Stone magazine declared it the best album of the 1980s.

The Clash’s politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular. They became widely referred to as “The Only Band That Matters”, originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group’s record label, CBS. In January 2003 the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked The Clash number 30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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LOU REED Live 12” vinyl EP RCA 1975

LOU REED Live 12” vinyl EP RCA 1975
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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Lou Reed Live is a live album by Lou Reed, released in 1975. It was recorded at the same concert as Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal ; on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein’s Academy of Music in New York. It features three songs from Transformer, one song fromThe Velvet Underground & Nico (Reed’s former band’s debut album) and two songs from Berlin. In 2003, BMG Special Music Products re-issued this album under their “Extended Versions” series. The title was changed to reflect this, but the contents remained unchanged. This live album’s stereo mix differs from its counterpart in that guitarist Dick Wagner is heard on the left channel, and Steve Hunter is on the right; this arrangement is reversed on Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal.

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YES “Songs” 3 x (Triple) 12″ LP Gatefold + “Time and Word” 12″ LP Vinyl 1973, 1970 Atlantic Records

YES “Songs” 3 x (Triple) 12″ LP Gatefold + “Time and Word” 12″ LP Vinyl 1973, 1970 Atlantic Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Medium to Heavy surface wear on sleeve. Inner gatefold panels look nice with light wear. Vinyl looks good with only traces of light wear. Sounds great!

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Yes is an English progressive rock band that was formed in London in 1968. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts, extended song lengths, abstract lyrics, and a general showcasing of instrumental prowess. Yes blends symphonic and other ‘classical’ structures with their own brand of musical style. Despite a great many lineup changes, occasional splits within the group and the ever-changing trends in popular music, the band has continued on for over forty years and still retains a large following. Band members Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White toured in late 2008 and early 2009 with vocalist Benoît David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman on the In The Present Tour.

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THE BEAT FARMERS “Riverside” 12″ LP Vinyl Single Record

THE BEAT FARMERS “Riverside” 12″ LP Vinyl Single Record. Same label on both sides.
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

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1983 – A former record store owner, and past president of The Kinks Preservation Society fan club, Country Dick Montana, drummer for the pioneering San Diego punk band The Penetrators and the Crawdaddys, formed the Beat Farmers with ex-Shames singer-guitarist Jerry Raney. The two musicians quickly recruited singer-guitarist Bernard “Buddy Blue” Seigal and bassist Rolle Love from local rockabilly band The Rockin’ Roulettes. The new group began a residency at the Spring Valley Inn (having to move the pool table out of the way before performances), then moved to Bodie’s, near San Diego State University. The band started to gain a following in San Diego and Los Angeles clubs, satisfying a need for roots-based rock ‘n’ roll.

1984 – By March they were signed to a record deal with Rhino Records for a one-off-deal with a $4,000 budget. The first album, Tales of the New West, was produced by Blasters / Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin and released in January 1985. It included Happy Boy, frequently played on the Doctor Demento show, a favorite of the group’s live shows and the song was extensively played on San Diego radio station KGB-FM by disc jockeys Jim McInnes and Pat Martin. The album also included cover songs Reason to Believe by Bruce Springsteen, and There She Goes Again by The Velvet Underground, along with 12 other original songs.

1985 – During a month-long tour of England, the band recorded a six-song EP for Demon Records, Glad ‘N’ Greasy. It was co-produced by Graham Parker & The Rumour keyboardist Bob Andrews. The EP included a sped-up dancehall version of Neil Young’s Powderfinger, as well as an outrageous version of Beat Generation performed in a Rod-McKuen-meets-Richard-Hell style by a bassoon-voiced Montana and featured intoxicated backing vocals from Dave Alvin, Nick Lowe, Gene Taylor, Dan Stuart, and Loudon Wainwright III.

The English critics loved the band; the editor of Melody Maker followed them around and subsequently compared them to The Beatles. 1986 – After England came a grueling American tour and a seven record deal with Curb Records followed by a souring experience making the next Beat Farmers record, Van Go. According to Blue, “Curb Records wanted the next Dire Straits.” A disgusted Blue gave his notice and went solo. Montana wanted to replace him with Joey Harris and Paul Kamanski, both formerly of top local rock band The Fingers. Raney objected that the band does not need three singer-guitarists, so only Harris is added to the lineup. Joey Harris, a guitarist and mandolinist, had worked earlier with Montana in a precursor to the Beat Farmers called Country Dick and the Snuggle Bunnies.

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R.E.M. Orange Crush 12” colored vinyl single Warner Records 1988

R.E.M. Orange Crush 12” colored vinyl single Warner Records ’88
CONDITION: Great condition. Crease on upper left corner of outer sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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“Orange Crush” is a song by the American alternative rock bandR.E.M. It was released as the first single from the band’s sixth studio album, Green, in 1988. It was not commercially released in the US despite reaching number one as a promotional single on both the Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks (where it at the time had the record for longest stay at number one with eight weeks,beating U2. It peaked at number 28 on the UK Singles Charts, easily making it the band’s then-highest chart in Britain.

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SOUNDGARDEN The Telephantasm / Gun (live) 7″ vinyl record A&M 2010 no. 0799

SOUNDGARDEN The Telephantasm / Gun (live) 7″ vinyl record A&M 2010 no. 0799
CONDITION: Sleeve in perfect shape, vinyl looks unplayed VG++

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Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band’s permanent drummer in 1986 while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990.

Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records, in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized “grunge” in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam.

Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman”. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. On January 1, 2010, Cornell alluded to a Soundgarden reunion. On April 5, 2010, it was announced that Soundgarden would play Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 6–8, 2010. A secret reunion concert under the name “Nudedragons” was held at the Showbox at the Market in Seattle on April 16, 2010. It was Soundgarden’s first show since 1997.

As of 2010, Soundgarden had sold over nine million records in the United States,[1] and an estimated twenty one million worldwide.

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