Tag Archive for 'Record'

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+

US $5.99

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.

the doors
the doors

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”

DRUNKDRIVER “Knife Day” / ” January 2nd” 7″ WHITE VINYL Record

DRUNKDRIVER “Knife Day” / ” January 2nd” 7″ WHITE VINYL Record
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++ to NM

US $5.99

If you are unfamiliar with their sound, Drunkdriver plays drugged and blown-out quasi-hardcore. The vocals are nice and diseased, the guitars are punishing, but most of all, extremely interesting without being wanky, and the drums are nuts, yet controlled and pull everything together. Both of sides of this 7″ are flawless. I think I actually like the b-side “January 2nd” more, which contains one of the most astonishing endings I’ve heard in quite a long time.

the doors
the doors

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”

BRANCH MANAGER “Anything Tribal” + “s/t” 12″ LP Vinyl Dischord Records LOT of 2

BRANCH MANAGER “Anything Tribal” + “s/t” 12″ LP Vinyl Dischord Records LOT of 2
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Still UNPLAYED sealed in original shrinkwrap VG++

US $15.99

Reston, Virginia is one of the earliest planned communities in the United States. It’s located about twenty miles south of Washington and the kids that lived there would regularly come into DC for gigs. However, the bands that formed out there did not get much notice in town, and this situation created a bit of a satellite scene. By the early 1990s Branch Manager had already made a name for themselves within this scene and were beginning to create an impact in DC as well. Those who saw them swore by them, and a cult-following developed. After releasing two singles on local labels (one on VHF Records, and the other on Level Records) Branch Manager eventually caught the attention of the folks at Dischord and released two albums on the label in 1995 and 1997. During these years Branch Manager toured extensively, including a number of dates with Fugazi, and it was after a particularly grueling trip in 1997 that the band cracked up and disappeared from sight.

the doors
the doors
the doors

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED “Altered States of America 10” WHITE Vinyl Record Relapse 2003
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG++ to NM

US $9.99

Agoraphobic Nosebleed (abbreviated as ANb) is a grindcore band formed in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Its line-up has changed often during the years, leaving the only permanent member Scott Hull (guitars, drum programming), also a guitarist in Pig Destroyer. The current line-up also includes vocalists Jay Randall, Kathrine Katz of Salome, and Richard Johnson of Enemy Soil and Drugs of Faith, who also plays bass guitar. Agoraphobic Nosebleed are one of the most well-known drum-machine grindcore bands, and have influenced many drum-machine grindcore bands

the doors
the doors

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”

PULLING TEETH “Extinction” / “Grudgeholder” 7″ GREY/PURPLE MARBLE Vinyl 7″ Record COLOR

PULLING TEETH “Extinction” / “Grudgeholder” 7″ GREY/PURPLE MARBLE Vinyl 7″ Record COLOR
CONDITION: Great condition.Vinyl looks great! VG++ to NM

US $3.99

Pulling Teeth is an American hardcore/extreme metal band from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2005

the doors
the doors

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”

THE WHO Who’s Next 12″ LP Vinyl Record MCA 1971

THE WHO Who’s Next 12″ LP Vinyl Record MCA 1971
CONDITION: Great condition. Medium surface wear on sleeve. Very light surface wear on vinyl. VG-

US $8.99

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums). They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction. The Who have sold about 100 million records and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United Kingdom and United States with 17 top ten albums, with 18 Gold, 12 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”

AEROSMITH Live! 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Gatefold Record Columbia 1978

AEROSMITH Live! 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Gatefold Record Columbia 1978
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++ to NM

US $8.99

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”. Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1969. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. By 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. By the end of the 1970s, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the “Blue Army”. However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which resulted in the departures of Perry and Whitford, in 1979 and 1981 respectively. They were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing a lone album, Rock in a Hard Place, which went gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Although Perry and Whitford returned in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records, it wasn’t until the band sobered up and released 1987’s Permanent Vacation that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997). Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock ‘n’ roll history. After 39 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music.

Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold 150 million albums worldwide, including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and in 2005 they were ranked #57 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

the doors
the doors
the doors

To see larger images: right-click and select “view image”