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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #1
Price: $4.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine
Description: From the folks who present the “Big Stir” pop concert series in California (and soon in the UK), comes this very kool little fanzine that serves several purposes: to promote the concert series (natch), to spotlight the bands (The Armoires, The Condors, Spygenius, Plasticsoul, Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, et al) on the Big Stir label (natch again), along with news, reviews, pop culture, The Big Stir Story, rants…..including contributions from David Bash, Keith Klingensmith, and John Borack. A fun read! Issue #2 is already in the works….. ... read more »
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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #2
Price: $4.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #2
Description: Big Stir founders Rex Broome and Christina Bulbenko are true givers to the pop community and deserve your support! Aside from creating this fun to read, beautifully designed ‘zine, their main gig is staging multi-artist pop shows all around California and Europe – and paying the artists, and DJ’s who perform at them (what a novel idea). Brilliantly designed as always by Champniss of London, BSM #2 features regular correspondents: “Food Follies” with Christina Bulbenko (The Armoires, BSR), “Blake's Heaven” with Blake Jones of the Trike Shop, Steven Wilson of Plasticsoul with more “Mondo Obsesso”, notes from the Nashville desk with Patrick "Pooch" DiPuccio (The Condors, Flipside Fanzine), whatever Rex is on about, and new illustrated installments of "The Embarrassment of Satchmo PaNDa" and "Great Power Pop Things”, this time with “The Plasticsoul Story” Also on board this time: Ed Huerta of Rockford, The Creachies, Simon Glickman of The Ex Teens, Mark Cotton of Northampton England, Carl Cafarelli of This Is Rock & Roll Radio, Ray Gianchetti of Kool Kat Musik, David Bash and Rina Bardfield of IPO, Peter Marston of Shplang, Aaron Kupferberg of Powerpopaholic, Mark English of The Gold Needles (Hull, UK), Steve Rosenbaum of San Diego's Mess of Fun, John Borack of Goldmine Magazine & The Popdudes, Jeff Beals of Rockford (with a crossword puzzle!) and art from Ridley Broome, Larysa Bulbenko (The Armoires), Andy Rennie (The Fast Camels), and Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls). ... read more »
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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #3
Price: $6.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #3
Description: It's bigger (now at comic book size and 52 pages) and packed to bursting with articles and artwork by and about your favorite artists on the global pop scene, lavishly designed by the inimitable Champniss of London, all for a mere $6! Here's what's inside: Pets Of Pop Special: Learn all about the animal companions of the movers and shakers of the scene. Artist To Artist Interviews! Karla Kane (The Corner Laughers) talks to both Martin Newell (Cleaners from Venus) about autumn and more, and Robyn Hitchcock about cats. Steven Wilson (Plasticsoul) talks to Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher). And Christina and Rex (The Armoires) chat with Addison Love about his solo debut. Reviews and music memories from David Bash, John Borack, Carl Cafarelli, Ray Gianchetti, Aaron Kupferberg, Robert Lambert, Steve Rosenbaum, and more! Comics and artwork from Champniss, Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls), Rex Broome, Ridley Broome, Larysa Bulbenko (The Armoires), Edward Huerta (Rockford) and more! Fiction from Mark English (The Gold Needles) Musical musings from members of Spygenius, The Armoires, Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, The Walker Brigade, The Ex Teens, Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes, The Hangabouts, and more! ... read more »
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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #4
Price: $6.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #4
Description: Issue #4 is the most jam-packed issue to date! Beautifully designed (as always), and always a fun read, this issue features contributions from artists, and reviewers from around the world that reads like a who’s who of the pop community. Here are just a few of those present here: John Borack, Aaron Kupferberg (Powerpopaholic), yours truly (Kool Kat Musik), Nelson Bragg, Robbie Rist, Don Valentine (I Don’t Hear A Single), Rex + Christina of The Armoires/Big Stir, Alan Haber, Russ Tolman, Kai Danzberg, Nick Frater (Kool Kat Musik artist), Victor Erwin (Spyderpop Records), and more! ... read more »
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Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Price: $35.00
Artist: Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Description: Written by the New York Times best selling author Craig Dorfman, this book takes us inside the 90’s least appreciated (by the masses), but most appreciated (by power pop fans the world over), and most misunderstood band. Andy Sturmer and Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. Met as teenagers in the fall of 1980. Less than fifteen years later, the two of them had won jazz contests, written commercial jingles, become pen pals, joined a band with a San Francisco new wave icon, formed their own group, sparked a major label bidding war, recorded two critically acclaimed records, toured the world (twice), worked with a legendary producer, and backed a Beatle! In 1994 they agreed that their musical partnership, as well as their friendship, was over. They shook hands, wished each other well, and left. They have not spoken since. In the years that followed Jellyfish’s breakup, the band’s legacy grew. Fans devoted hours to analyzing every note of their two records. Power pop bands around the world worked to recreate their sound. Not Lame’s 2002 box xet “Fan Club” sold out three pressings – more thyan 8,000 units, in six months! Radio mainstays including Rooney, fun., The Darkness, and Drake Bell have all cited them as an influence. Beck’s touring band includes two ex-Jellyfish members (Roger Manning and Jason Falkner). And through it all, music lovers have wondered what drove Roger and Andy apart, and if they’d ever reunite. Drawing from dozens of interviews with all of the major – and many minor – characters in the Jellyfish story to create one seamless master narrative, “Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story” follows the course of that friendship from its earliest days in Pleasanton, CA through the two decades of silence in search of the answer to the nagging fan question “Why, oh why, isn’t there more Jellyfish music?” GREAT!! ... read more »
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Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Price: $50.00
Artist: Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Description: ALL NON-US CUSTOMERS MUST USE THIS ORDER LINK (TO ALLOW FOR EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS. YOU STILL MUST CHECK OUT AS A NON-US CUSTOMER. ... read more »
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Issue #13
Price: $12.00
Artist: Comes With A Smile Magazine
Description: LAST COPY!! This issue contains features on Death Cab For Cutie, Rogue Wave, The Essex Green, The Fire Theft, The Weakerthans, TheTwin Atlas, M. Ward + others + lots of reviews. 20 track CD contains rare/unreleased tracks by M. Ward, Rogue Wave, The Ess ... read more »
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Issue #12
Price: $12.00
Artist: Comes With A Smile Magazine
Description: ONLY 1 COPY LEFT!! Includes features on Bright Eyes, Calexico, Mark Eitzel, The Go-Betweens, Pete Krebs, The Mendoza Line, Spoon, The Sadies, Archer Prewitt + others + lots of reviews. 20 track CD contains rare/unreleased tracks by Calexico, Hayden, Damien Jurado, Pete Kre ... read more »
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Issue #11
Price: $12.00
Artist: Comes With A Smile Magazine
Description: LAST COPY!! Contains loads of reviews and features on Ben Kweller, Guided By Voices, Richard Buckner, Grant Lee-Phillips, Richmond Fontaine + others. CD contains exclusives by Guided By Voices, Richmond Fontaine, Ben Kweller, Grant Lee-Phillips + other ... read more »
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Issue #4 + CD
Price: $10.50
Artist: Heavy Soul! Magazine
Description: Issue #4 includes interviews with Paul Newman (ex-Clique), Ronnie Jones (Nightimers, Alexis Korner), Italian modsters Tailor Made, 80's modzine editor Kev Morgans, articles on Jimmy Smith, Lennon's plaque, Mini-modstock, The Beginning, The Game, Small Faces French EPs, Portmierion and a round up of new releases, reissues, gig reviews and latest news. COMES WITH A FREE 12 TRACK CD featuring Adrian Holder, The Effectives, Tailor Made, The Strides, The Frantic V, The Past Tense, The Beginning, The Ace, Sister Henry & The Prescriptions, Wideboy Generation, Peppermint Beat Band & The Caper Story! GREAT!! ... read more »
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The Lockdown Session – October 2020
Price: $13.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

Still stuck at home during the pandemic, Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor wrote and recorded these 10 songs (playing all of the instruments) for the ... read more »

an Apple a day…
Price: $16.00
Artist: Apple
Description:

Apple made one of the rarest albums of the psychedelic era (a copy recently sold on eBay for just under £4,000), while their two singles included one of the gen ... read more »

The Secretariat Motor Hotel
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ashley Park
Description:

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The Homebound Tapes
Price: $8.00
Artist: Blake Jones
Description:

The new EP from Blake Jones (of Blake Jones & The Trike Shop) features six brand new tracks recorded during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.  “Music has gotten quieter and more inti ... read more »

Is This Real?
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blank Pages
Description:

The world is a heavy place right now and “Is This Real?” (Blank Page’s ... read more »

Gudbye Stoopid Whirled
Price: $11.00
Artist: Brian Lisik
Description:

Ohio rocker Brian Lisik goes into an acoustic direction on his 10-track CD filled with good songs and lots of spontaneity. It isn’t an all-a ... read more »

Other Broken Dreams
Price: $10.00
Artist: Bubble
Description:

Bubble is a NYC power pop group got its start on the anti-folk scene in the early 90’s as an acoustic rock trio featuring songwriter Dave& ... read more »

The Book Of Strongman
Price: $11.00
Artist: Dennis Davison
Description: “The Book of Strongman” is the debut solo album by Dennis D ... read more »

Don’t Blame Yourself
Price: $14.00
Artist: Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
Description:

One of the first, original punk bands was The Boys who were the first band of the era with a full record ... read more »

Even Time
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 7 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Zombie
Price: $15.00
Artist: El Goodo
Description:

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Stumbling Blocks
Price: $11.00
Artist: Exploding Flowers
Description:

Led by singer songwriter Sharif Dumani, read more »

This Wicked Pantomime (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: FaB
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE NOVE ... read more »

Your Face Is Weird
Price: $11.00
Artist: Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis
Description:

Geoff Palmer explains “Got time to kill? Make some music!  2020 is canceled, and my schedule is wide-open; it gives me time for projects to come to life. I had always loved John Prine's track "In Spite of Oursel ... read more »

Wishing On A Dark Star
Price: $10.00
Artist: Greg Pope
Description:

“Pop Monster” Greg Pope (joined for this release by “The Pope Boys” – sons Asher Noah, a ... read more »

Such Open Sky
Price: $11.00
Artist: Gretchen's Wheel
Description:

Gretchen’s Wheel is essentially a single-person operation steere ... read more »

Looking For Diamonds X
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jared Lekites
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  While Jared Lekites has been the primary singer and songwriter in the cr ... read more »

A Place In The Sun – The Complete Jason Crest (2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Jason Crest
Description:

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Be True To Yourself
Price: $15.00
Artist: Joey Molland
Description:

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To The Left Of The Moon's Reflection
Price: $14.00
Artist: John Howard
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  With a career that spans nearly 50 years, “To The Left Of The Moon’s Reflection” represen ... read more »

After Party
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kurt Baker
Description:

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Long Overdue
Price: $12.00
Artist: Librarians With Hickeys
Description:

The band started off 2019 with their self-released debut single “Until There Was You” and “And Then She's Gone” which showcased the twin guitar jangle and chime of Ray Carmen (vocals, guitar) and Mike ... read more »

Paper Airplane
Price: $10.00
Artist: Marshall Holland
Description:

It has been six years since Marshall Holland’s last album of accessible singer-songwriter pop (2014’s “Marshall Holland and the Etceteras”).  In March of 2020, facing a day-job layof ... read more »

Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Price: $11.00
Artist: Muck and The Mires
Description: Buckle up and prepare yourself for a rocket trip fueled on ... read more »

Thankyou & Goodnight
Price: $18.00
Artist: National Flag
Description: WOW!!  Formed in Kingston on Thames, South London in ... read more »

Thiensville
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Pipitone
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  We’re thrilled to welcome Nick Pipitone back to the Kool Kat family o ... read more »

High Upon The Mountain
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pacific Range
Description:

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Painted Doll
Price: $19.00
Artist: Painted Doll
Description:

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I Don't Fit In (Book + 7" Single)
Price: $35.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description:

TO GUARANTEE PRICE & DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 21.  AFTER OCTOBER 21, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF PRICE/AVAIL ... read more »

I Don't Fit In (Book)
Price: $25.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description:

TO GUARANTEE PRICE & DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 21.  AFTER OCTOBER 21, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF PRICE/AVAIL ... read more »

I Don't Fit In (Book + 7" Single)
Price: $45.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description: ATTENTION NON-US CUSTOMERS – YOU MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER U ... read more »

I Don't Fit In (Book)
Price: $35.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description: ATTENTION NON-US CUSTOMERS – YOU MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER U ... read more »

Another World – The Best Of The Archives
Price: $15.00
Artist: Paul Collins' Beat
Description:

As we all know, The Beat were one of the best bands to emerge from the West Coast new wave/power pop boom of the late 70’s merging tough, but hook-laden tunes with vig ... read more »

Putting The L In Wooltones
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rob Clarke and The Wooltones
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEl!!read more »

Written & Produced By Shane Tutmarc (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Shane Tutmarc
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #108
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine
Description:

“A wizard and true” cover star of this issue is Todd Rundgren: 68 Record productionsread more »

Talk Loud
Price: $15.00
Artist: Shy Boys
Description:

On their third full-length album, the Kansas City quintet push themselves artistically at nearly every turn, crafting 11 songs that explore new instrumentation, intric ... read more »

SODO Pop
Price: $14.00
Artist: Supercrush
Description:

For years Supercrush confined themselves to the limitations of the two-song 7” single format, demonstrating a mastery of hyper efficient son ... read more »

Music For Abandoned Amusement Parks
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description:

Their sophomore outing is a kind of “rock opera” if you will that offers insights into various characters and themes of a record whose title ... read more »

Northern Songs
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

The Asteroid No. 4 have always worn their influences on their collective slee ... read more »

Calliope
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Bookends
Description:

The Bookends’ “Calliope” is like an amusement ride for your heart and soul.&nbs ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Volume 3
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Chris White Experience
Description:

“Volume Three” of The Chris White Experience spans songs recorded between 1969-2019, and is the third in a multi-CD collection covering Chris’ career between the dissolution of the original Zombies up to the curre ... read more »

In Search Of The Family Gredunza
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dupont Circles
Description:

Thirty years in the making and it is finally here.  Canada’s The Beautiful Music has finally released the long-anticipated debut album ... read more »

Second Album
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Empty Hearts
Description:

The sophomore release from this terrific guitar pop supergroup that features drummer Clem Burke (Blondie), guitarist Elliot Easton (The Cars), bassist Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings) and singer ... read more »

Demos & Alternate Takes Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Greek Theatre
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 23 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Myraid
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lovetones
Description: Matthew J. Tow and The Lovetones return with their newest masterpiece of indie-psych!  “read more »

Sex Crazy
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Lurkers
Description:

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Red Letter Glow
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Midnight Callers
Description:

The Midnight Callers aren’t here to jump o ... read more »

Almost Night (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Palisades
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  read more »

Smiling Lessons
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

The time has finally come for the release of the latest sonic delight from indie rock power pop outfit read more »

Shelf Life
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

“If there’s any upside to a global pandemic…”, Well Wishers frontman Jeff Shelton explains, “I suppose it’s being locked down and afforde ... read more »

A Suitcase Full Of Dreams – Living On Laurel Canyon
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tony Valentino
Description:

Solo effort from one of the founding members of 60’s garage rockers The Standells (“Dirty Water”, “Try It”, “Riot On Sunset Strip”, Sometime ... read more »

Idiot Optimism
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

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Are You Serious?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

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Big Stir Singles - The Seventh Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“The Seventh Wave” represents the second entry in the series to collect Big Stir’s weekly Digital Singles issued during the Pandemic Era.  The collection showcases the artists of the global pop rock community, ... read more »

JEM Records Celebrates John Lennon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

John Lennon’s 80th Birthday would have been on October 9th, 2020.  To commemorate the legendary rock icon’s ... read more »

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival (4CD)
Price: $42.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

4 COPIES LEFT!  read more »