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Circus Of Mirth
 
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Artist: Heirs Of Fortune
 
 
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FREE WITH ANY PURCHASE!!!  Terry Carolan’s (Blue Cartoon/True Hearts) latest hook-filled project is a tribute to a long lost friend and supporter. He explains the story behind “Circus Of Mirth” – “In 1974-75, Ralph Smith, Robert Watkins and Gary Heslin were the core of the band Amnesia in Tampa, Florida. I joined the band for about six months. Later, in 1976, Robert Woodrich, Gary Heslin, and I formed Just Boys. While in Amnesia, I met Gary Littleton, and our friendship, association and collaboration spanned decades. Gary became a fan of Amnesia, especially Ralph Smith’s songwriting, and it was at an Amnesia show that I first met him. Later, when I formed Just Boys, he became a spokesperson, sometimes benefactor and general cheerleader for the band, as he had with Amnesia. But in 1977, Littleton upped the ante by instigating and funding the recording sessions for the Just Boys single, and working with me to form Counterfeit Records for its release. From that time on, Gary became a key figure in many of my musical endeavors, as well as a close friend and a music fan who shared an essentially religious devotion to pop music with me, Ralph Smith and other like-minded people. Gary's interest and support for the music Ralph and I created never wavered. It is those years, and events within them, that are the inspiration for the ‘Circus Of Mirth’ album. In 2015 Ralph and I decided to collaborate on some recordings, and this collaboration brought Gary back into our thoughts, and reminded us of how supportive he had been to both Ralph and myself as songwriters. As our collaboration grew from the few songs we originally intended, to a full album, both of us knew the album should tell the story of Littleton's role in our musical lives, in a quiet and subtle way. We were joined by Robert Woodrich and Robert Watkins, and Heirs Of Fortune was born. It is intentional that the album's first song is ‘Invited’, an Amnesia recording from 1974 that has never before been released. Likewise, that the album is closed by an excerpt from Blue Cartoon's ‘If I Could Do It All Over Again’, the first song I recorded with the band while I was a member. These songs bookend the span of time and events that Gary was so much a part of. Gary Littleton was, in many ways, a contributor to our collective musical endeavors spanning more than thirty years. We were very fortunate for Gary’s help and friendship. We were indeed, Heirs Of Fortune, and Gary really was The Ringmaster of the ‘Circus Of Mirth’.”“A striking debut that couples heritage pop rock inspirations with modern strokes, resulting in a collection of tunes smacking of a timeless quality. Songs dripping with catchy melodies and hummable choruses will never date, and the band delivers these gripping elements in spades. Smooth and polished, but salted with an organic feel stemming straight from the heart and gut, tracks like the sweeping flourishes of ‘Aster Street Days’ and the poignant pulsations of ‘Goodbye My Friend’ twinkle and sparkle with a sense of longing surrounded by bracing George Harrison styled riffs. Bolstered by a curtain of gospel flavored harmonies, ‘Shine’ and the infectious pull of ‘How Can I Resist’ step in as further highlights, as well as a faithful cover of Big Star’s Chris Bell’s ‘I Am The Cosmos’ and the jaunty vaudeville romp of ‘Invited’. Layers of gorgeous keyboard passages, incorporated with tugging guitar dynamics and crisp and fresh vocals pierce every cut on this impeccably executed recording. Aside from doing a great job of keeping the power popping soul of celebrated bands such as Badfinger, Raspberries, Pilot and the aforementioned Big Star alive, Heirs Of Fortune streak their material with their own star-studded strengths. Flowing and fizzing with expressive emotions and sonic beauty, ‘Circus Of Mirth’ checks in as an album primed for repeated spins!” – ItsPsychedelicBaby.com GREAT!!

 
Footnotes 1992-1994
Price: $16.00
Artist: Adorable
Description:

Re-release of an 18-track compilation from (in our opinion) the very under-rated, former Creation Records Britpop act, Adorable.  & ... read more »

Blue Gold
Price: $16.00
Artist: Al Manfredi
Description:

“Blue Gold” is a little-known West Coast rock masterpiece from 1973.  Al Manfredi’s dreams of securing a reco ... read more »

Caught By Light
Price: $12.00
Artist: Armchair Oracles
Description:

Norway’s Armchair Oracles’ third long-player (and Kool Kat Musik label debut) is a flat-out stunner! But don’t just take our word for it!  Scotland's Attic LightsTotally rockin’ solo debut full-length from the frontman/ ... read more »

Wild Heart
Price: $13.00
Artist: Cassettes
Description:

Philadelphia’s Cassettes have described their debut album “Wild Heart” as their love letter to the FM era.  “You know what, their ‘love letter’ description ... read more »

The Whole Shebang
Price: $15.00
Artist: Charlie Faye & The Fayettes
Description:

Charlie Faye and her backing group the Fayettes (consisting of individually accredited vocalists Bettysoo and Akina Adderly) with emulating a vintage style circa the ‘60s and ‘70s. As their handle implies, the trio ... read more »

And The Losers Choir Sings
Price: $13.00
Artist: Colman Gota
Description:

A few years back, Colman ... read more »

Blessed Is The Boogie
Price: $15.00
Artist: Datura4
Description:

Fronted by Aussie legend Dom Mariani, who came to prominence on the music scene in the 80’s with legendary garage rock combo The Stems, and later went on to form revered power ... read more »

Scorpio Monologue
Price: $12.00
Artist: David Brookings & the Average Lookings
Description:

David Brookings has been a part of the indie pop scene since releasing his first record in 2000 at the tender age of 21. “While David Brooking’s catalog contains several fine albums, ‘Scorpio Monologue’ stands ... read more »

Obsolete
Price: $13.00
Artist: Eric Barao
Description:

Six years in the making, the sophomore outing from this brilliant popper is here!  Eric's 2013 debut album, which was produced by power pop darling read more »

It's Real
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ex Hex
Description:

On their sophomore outing, Ex Hex's commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage, post-punk approach that defined their deb ... read more »

Rips
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ex Hex
Description:

The 2014 debut from this power trio from Washington, DC.  Drums, bass, guitar, P90s, searing leads this is unapologetic rock 'n' roll spat out in the discipline's mothe ... read more »

If Not Now... Later
Price: $10.00
Artist: Eytan Mirsky
Description:

Eytan’s seventh album has just arrived!  “Since Hot on the heels of 2017’s gap filling Kool Kat Musik compilation, “ Description: WOW!! Top-notch pop outta Sweden from 2007! Despite the name, In Elvis Garage is neither about Elvis Presley nor about garage rock. However, as the name suggests there is an American influence and conn ... read more »

Slow Century
Price: $18.00
Artist: I Was A King
Description:

I Was a King team up with Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub (and, musically, it shows!) to create their most energetic, homesick and captivating album to date. Originating from the w ... read more »

Stand Tall
Price: $17.50
Artist: Jason Ringenberg
Description:

Brand new effort from THE Jason of Jason & The Scorchers that almost didn’t happen!  At one point, he had resigned himsel ... read more »

Love Club
Price: $14.00
Artist: Joel Sarakula
Description:

Do you like love songs?  After spending a lifetime spent avoiding this subject in song, Joel Sarakula finally admits that he does. He has travelled th ... read more »

Growing Up Schlockstar
Price: $11.00
Artist: Joe Sullivan
Description:

Joe Sullivan returns with a highly anticipated sequel to his 2014 gem ‘read more »

Kraig Jarret Johnson & The Program
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kraig Jarret Johnson
Description: Fronted by veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist Kraig Jarrett John ... read more »

Loser 1993-97 – Remasters and Rarities
Price: $14.00
Artist: Loser
Description:

These are the earliest professionally documented recordings of Chris and Sean Lund, aka "The Lund Bros". The first portion of the record was the result of Geffen Records' 1995 funding of the band's stu ... read more »

Live And Unplugged (2CD)
Price: $14.00
Artist: Loser
Description:

And the  Lund Bros. archival releases just keep on coming!  Here, the Lund Bros are captured here under their previous moniker, Loser, at ... read more »

Medium Cool
Price: $15.00
Artist: Luther Russell
Description:

You may already know Los Angeles native Luther Russell from his years as a hard-working guitarist/singer with The Freewheelers, and ... read more »

Ragged But Right
Price: $11.00
Artist: Memphis 59
Description: WOW!!! A BRILLIANT ROOTS POP GEM FROM 2009!!!!!   ... read more »

Days Go By
Price: $13.00
Artist: Mick Terry
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Released in the UK on vinyl only, the follow up to 2010’s release "The Grown Ups" makes its CD debut.read more »

The Grown Ups (2CD)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mick Terry
Description:

Mick’s 2010 debut is now back in print and on the Kool Kat label!!   Debut albums, more often than not, are a collection of songs over which the hip, young songwriter ... read more »

Better Late Than Never
Price: $11.00
Artist: Nat Freedberg
Description:

WOW!!  Nat Freedberg is a singer, guitar player and songwriter best known in the Rocque ‘n' Roll community as the front man o ... read more »

Nezrok
Price: $12.00
Artist: Nezrok
Description:

Florida-based Nezrok’s (aka Chris Korzen – he trades under his last name spelled backwards) latest release features a host of guests that includ ... read more »

Downey
Price: $13.00
Artist: No Win
Description:

No Win's debut album is a strong collection of songs nestled comfortably in between indie rock, pop punk, and power pop.read more »

Cover To Cover Remixed
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pezband
Description:

Originally released in 1979, “Cover to Cover” was Pezband's third album.  Fast forward to 2019, and it has been completely remixed and ... read more »

1967
Price: $40.00
Artist: Pyewacket
Description: read more »

Bloody Rubbish (The Best & Some of the Rest)
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ray Paul
Description: Boston’s Richie Parsons is back with a new Ken Stringfellow-produced effort (Ken also sings and plays on everything.)  “Parsons approximately sounds like a combo of J ... read more »

Diana Dors
Price: $8.00
Artist: Rogers & Butler
Description:

The new collaboration between Ed Rogers and Stephen Butler (Smash Palace), certainly two names that are familiar to pop fans everywhere, is one to behold.  ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #90
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #90
Description:

Issue #90 is something of a "French Special" with the stunning Francoise Hardy on the cover and a whole host of fascinating articles inside, looking at everything from all of the exciting new ... read more »

Used To Yesterday
Price: $14.00
Artist: Smokescreens
Description:

The sophomore effort from this LA-based, New Zealand-esque band On “Union”, Son Volt's present and past mingle into strong confluence. The thirteen songs written by founder Jay Farrar confront our turbulent politics and articulate the clarity and comfort music ... read more »

Blue Music
Price: $14.00
Artist: Sunshine Boys
Description:

Sunshine Boys are singer/guitarist Dag Juhlin (The Slugs, Poi Dog Pondering), bassist Jackie Schimmel (Big Hello), and drummer Freda Love Smith (The Blake Babies).read more »

Effluxion
Price: $15.00
Artist: Telekinesis
Description:

The fifth full length recorded by Michael Benjamin Lerner as Telekinesis.  It is a back-to-basics album-not j ... read more »

Live In New York
Price: $14.00
Artist: Th Bangles
Description:

This historic radio broadcast made for WNEW-FM, New York is available for the first time on CD.  This powerful, hit-packed performance (wefre guessing from 1986) features the clas ... read more »

Early Morning Sun: 60’s Harmony Pop Produced by Irving Martin
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Californians & Friends
Description:

For the first time ever, the fine folks at Teensville Records present an anthology of 60’s UK Beach Boys-influenced band The Californians...and so much more! read more »

From Canada To Europe
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Centaurs
Description:

The Centaurs were one of the top rock bands to come out of Vancouver, Canada in the mid-60’s. With their long hair and bad boy image, ... read more »

This Is My Voice
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Chocolate Watchband
Description:

The Chocolate Watchband made a name for themselves in the late 60’s, touring with both The Mothers of Invention and The Doors, along with a cameo appearance in the cult classic film “Riot On Sun ... read more »

Scene, Not Herd
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Decibels
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE APRIL 12!  ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Sometimes When
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Golden Rail
Description:

Their Nick Batterham-produced sophomore album was put together over the southern winter of 2018. The same four GR members are all present – Saki Garth, Ian Freeman, Dave Chadwick and Jeff Baker – but with ... read more »

Nothing Doing
Price: $11.00
Artist: The John Sally Ride
Description:

The followup to “A New Set Of Downs” (a Kool Kat label release that sat atop a lot of “Best of 2017” year-end lists) is here!read more »

Grand Reopening
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Keys
Description:

Finally it's happened! The music of the The Keys< ... read more »

North
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Morning Line
Description: Bread more »

Radio Silence
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Squires Of The Subterrain
Description:

Moving away from his traditional pop and rock efforts of the past, now coming from New Orleans to Memphis, dark shadows ... read more »

Memory Lane
Price: $14.00
Artist: Two Sheds Jackson
Description:

In 1987, Tom Loffler crossed the border into East Berlin one day to take a look at the local music scene.  Guitar case in hand, he quickly came to the realization that it was ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #50
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #50
Description:

DUE LATE APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  The latest from Vanilla is another pop gem!  The band features Jayson Jarmon (Liar's Club), Sean Gaffney, Danaread more »

Waiting: The Van Duren Story
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

Memphis musician Van Duren had it all going for himself. He was managed and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham (The Rolling Stones) in the 70’s, he was a contemporary of Big Star and was in a post-Big Star band (B ... read more »

3 X 4: The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Previously a Black Friday 2018 Record Store Day release, this is a very kool reord that features brand new recordings from four of the core “Paisley Underground” scene’s ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The First Wave
Price: $13.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The very cool “Big Stir Singles: The First Wave” collects the first twelve A-sides and B-sides from the label's ... read more »

Do You Wanna Be In The Show? A Pop Tribute To The Jetset
Price: $11.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

A very cool, 17 song album from 2009 featuring artists from the U.S. and the U.K. that pays a loving tribute to legendary British Mod/Power Pop quartet, The Jetset. One of the most influential bands to ... read more »

The Physical Kids
Price: $11.00
Artist: Zombies Of The Stratosphere
Description:

Taking their name from an old sci-fi movie about a zombie invasion, the band's style seems more influenced by the British Invasion of the 60’s than a 50’s-era B Movie.