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The Kinks Predictable 7″ PIC DISC Vinyl Arista Records

The Kinks Predictable 7″ PIC DISC Vinyl Arista Records
CONDITION: Excellent condition. Looks New.

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The Kinks are an English rock group formed on March 17th 1963, and categorised in the US as a British Invasion band. The Kinks have been cited as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time.

The Kinks first gained prominence in 1964 with their third single, the hit “You Really Got Me”, written by Ray Davies. The band’s name came from their “kinky” dress sense of leather capes and boots worn on stage. The group’s original line-up consisted of Ray Davies on lead vocals/rhythm guitar/keyboards, Dave Davies on lead guitar/vocals, Pete Quaife on backing vocals/bass guitar, and Mick Avory on drums and percussion. Following Quaife’s departure in 1969, the band centred around the three remaining original members and frequently changed bassists and keyboardists. In 1984, friction between Dave Davies and Mick Avory resulted in the latter’s departure, leaving only the brothers from the original line-up. However, the increasingly deteriorating relationship between the Davies brothers, together with a string of unsuccessful records, led to the break-up of the band in 1996. In late 2008, Ray Davies confirmed that the band are reuniting and are gearing for a possible new album and tour.

The band’s early hard-driving singles set a standard in the mid-1960s for rock and roll, while albums such as Face to Face, Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur, Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One and Muswell Hillbillies and their accompanying singles, are highly regarded by fans, critics, and peers, and are considered amongst the most influential recordings of the era. During the New Wave era, groups such as The Jam, The Knack, and The Pretenders covered Kinks songs and Britpop acts such as Blur, Oasis and Supergrass have cited them as a major influence. Many modern bands such as The Killers, The Libertines, and Franz Ferdinand acknowledge The Kinks and Ray Davies’ songwriting skills. In the VH1 documentary HEAVY: the Story of Metal The Kinks are mentioned as one of the early bands that can be traced with a heavy metal sound. Noel Gallagher, guitarist and songwriter for the English band Oasis, called The Kinks the 5th best band of all time.

As self-professed Kinks fan Pete Townshend said for The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: “The Kinks were much more quintessentially English. I always think that Ray Davies should one day be Poet Laureate. He invented a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning.”

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SPAZZ “Tastin’ Spoon” 5″ EP Vinyl PICTURE DISC Clean Plate Record 1996

SPAZZ “Tastin’ Spoon” 5″ EP Vinyl PICTURE DISC  Clean Plate Record 1996
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG++

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Spazz was an influential American powerviolence band active between 1992 and 2000. The trio released numerous records within this time, many of which are now highly collectible due to their relative rarity. The band’s releases often showcased their unusual sense of humour: absurdly long and nonsensical song titles, audio samples from b-movies and kung-fu films between songs and the occasional use of hip hopbeats as well as saxophones, banjos and other instruments rarely associated within hardcore punk. All three of the members shared vocal duties, usually changing in sequence from line to line.

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THE DWARVES Come Clean 12″ UNCENSORED PICTURE DISC LP Vinyl Record Hand Numbered 510/2000

THE DWARVES Come Clean 12″ UNCENSORED PICTURE DISC LP Vinyl Record Hand Numbered 510/2000
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG

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Dwarves is an American punk band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, in the mid-1980s. They are currently based in San Francisco, California. Formed as a garage punk band, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction before settling into an eclectic punk rock sound. They have been described as “one of the last true bastions of punk rock ideology in the contemporary musical age”.

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NO DOUBT “Don’t Speak” / “Greener Pastures” 7″ Vinyl Picture Disc 1996 Interscope

NO DOUBT “Don’t Speak” / “Greener Pastures” 7″ Vinyl Picture Disc 1996 Interscope
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG+

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No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California that formed in 1986. The ska-pop sound of their first album, No Doubt(1992), failed to make waves. The band’s diamond-certified album Tragic Kingdom helped to launch the ska revival of the 1990s, and “Don’t Speak”, the third single from the album, set a record when it spent sixteen weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart.

Following this the group released its next album, Return of Saturn, four years later. While a minor success commercially it could not match the success of their previous album and underperformed both commercially and critically. Fifteen months later, the band reappeared with Rock Steady, which incorporated reggae and dancehall music into their work. The album was primarily recorded inJamaica and featured collaborations with Jamaican artists Bounty Killer, Sly and Robbie, and Lady Saw. The album produced twoGrammy-winning singles, “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All”.

No Doubt released the compilation The Singles 1992–2003 and box set Boom Box in 2003, both of which contained a cover version of the Talk Talk synthpop song “It’s My Life”. Frontwoman Gwen Stefani launched her solo career the next year with several collaborations, including bandmate Tony Kanal as well as Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes, while guitarist Tom Dumont began his side project, Invincible Overlord. During its career, the band has won two Grammy Awards and sold 28 million records worldwide to date. The band embarked on a US national tour throughout the summer of 2009.

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MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT “Thaw Walt” 7″ Vinyl PIC DISC Record Paralogy

MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT “Thaw Walt” 7″ Vinyl PIC DISC Record Paralogy
CONDITION: Great condition with medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG+

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Men’s Recovery Project was an American experimental noise rock band formed by Sam McPheeters and Neil Burke in Richmond, Virginia, active from 1993–2002. The group’s post-modern absurdist musical attitude resulted in a diverse and consistently obtuse output, with varied material touching on electronic, avant garde, comedy and spoken word motifs that often alluded to their roots in hardcore punk.

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ACCEPT s/t Lady Lou 12″ LP Vinyl PIC DISC Record Metal Masters

ACCEPT s/t Lady Lou 12″ LP Vinyl PIC DISC Record Metal Masters
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve, small notch in sleeve lower left side. Vinyl looks great! VG++ to NM

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Accept are a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled in the early 1970s by Udo Dirkschneider. They played an important role in the development of speed metal and Teutonic thrash metal, being part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid 1980s. The band’s 1983 album, Balls to the Wall, subsequently became their most successful release, featuring its well-known hit with the same title. Following their disbandment in 1997 and brief resurrection in 2005, they reunited in 2009 without Dirkschneider

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The Dandy Warhols 7” square picture disc vinyl single

The Dandy Warhols 7” square colored vinyl single
CONDITION: Great condition! Promo hole in barcode on vinyl. VG++

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The Dandy Warhols is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1993. The band was founded by lead singerCourtney Taylor-Taylor, keyboardist Zia McCabe, guitarist Peter Holmström, and drummer Eric Hedford. Hedford left in 1998 to be replaced by Taylor-Taylor’s cousin Brent De Boer. The band’s name is a pun on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol.

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