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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+

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.

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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.

the doors
the doors
the doors

THE GO-BETWEENS Was There Anything I Could Do 12” vinyl single Beggars Banquet 1988

THE GO-BETWEENS Was There Anything I Could Do 12” vinyl single Beggars Banquet ’88
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

US $7.99

The Go-Betweens were an indie rock band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 1977 by singer-songwriters and guitarists, Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. They were later joined by Lindy Morrison on drums, Robert Vickers on bass guitar and Amanda Brown on violin, oboe, guitar, and backing vocals, before disbanding in late 1989. Forster and McLennan reformed the band in 2000 with a new line-up, McLennan died on 6 May 2006 of a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded again.

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The Jesus Lizard Fly on the Wall 7″ Vinyl Record Single on Touch and Go Records

The Jesus Lizard Fly on the Wall 7″ Vinyl Record Single on Touch and Go Records
CONDITION: Excellent condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks nice. Very small puncture on flont sleeve. VG

US $6.99

The Jesus Lizard is an alternative rock band formed in 1987 in Chicago, Illinois. After the breakup of the band’s first incarnation, Scratch Acid, singer David Yow relocated from Texas to Chicago and teamed up with former Cargo Cult guitarist Duane Denison. Finding his abilities on bass guitar lacking, David Yow recruited ex-Scratch Acid bandmember David Wm. Sims for a new project. The band used a drum machine for their earliest recordings and performances before adding drummer Mac McNeilly after recording their first EP Pure.

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THE BEASTIE BOYS Electric Worm 7” vinyl single EMI Records

THE BEASTIE BOYS Electric Worm 7” vinyl single EMI Records
CONDITION: Great condition! Vinyl looks very nice! NM

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Beastie Boys is an American hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York. The group comprises Michael “Mike D” Diamond,Adam “MCA” Yauch, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. Since the release of Hello Nasty, the DJ for the group has beenMichael “Mix Master Mike” Schwartz, who was first featured in the song “Three MCs and One DJ”.

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BECK “Ghettochip” / “Gameboy/Homeboy” / “Bad Cartridge” / “Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat” 12″ Single Vinyl EP 2005 Interscope

BECK “Ghettochip” / “Gameboy/Homeboy” / “Bad Cartridge” / “Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat” 12″ Single Vinyl EP 2005 Interscope
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

US $8.99

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970)  is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the stage name Beck. With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporatingsamples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being amongst the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock.

The four-time platinum artist rose to underground popularity with his early works, which combined social criticism (as in “MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack” and “Deep Fried Love”) with musical and lyrical experimentation. He first earned wider public attention for his breakthrough single “Loser”, a 1994 hit.

Two of Beck’s most popular and acclaimed recordings were Odelay (1996) and Sea Change (2002). Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by the American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and Mojo. Odelay also received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Sea Change was also awarded Album of the Year by Rolling Stone.

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NEW ORDER “Round & Round” + “Blue Monday” 12″ EP MAXI Single LOT of 2

NEW ORDER “Round & Round” + “Blue Monday” 12″ EP MAXI Single LOT of 2
CONDITION: Good condition. Heavy surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG-

US $9.99

New Order were an English musical group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, backing vocals, electronic drums) and Stephen Morris (drums, electronic drums, synthesizers). New Order was formed by the remaining members ofJoy Division following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were soon joined by keyboard player Gillian Gilbert.

New Order combined post-punk and electronic dance, and became one of the most critically acclaimed and highly influential bands of the 1980s. Though New Order’s early years were shadowed by the legacy of Joy Division, their immersion, with help from Morris D. Temple, in the New York City club scene of the early 1980s increased their knowledge of dance music. The band’s 1983 hit “Blue Monday” saw them fully embrace dance music, synthesizers and drum machines, and is the best-selling 12-inch single of all time. New Order were the flagship band for Factory Records, and their minimalist album sleeves and non-image reflected the label’s aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks. The band has often been acclaimed by fans, critics and other musicians as a highly influential force in the alternative rock, dance and rave music scenes.

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