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Losing The Frequency
 
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Price: $11.00
Artist: Kris Rodgers
 
 
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Known as "rock n' roll's secret weapon", Kris 'Fingers' Rodgers has been a recording & touring sideman in top touring acts like The Connection, Scott Sorry, and the Kurt Baker Band for years. Joining Kris’ backing band the Dirty Gems on this one is the one-and-only man-about-town, Kurt Baker on bass. “Given that I make no apologies for my love of classic rock, it's hardly a shock that I'm so stoked on this album - ten tracks of radio-worthy pop/rock/R & B that take me back to the glorious AOR of my youth. The first thing that came to my mind with this record was how great it sounds. I immediately had to check who produced it. It turns out it was Rodgers himself in the producer's chair! It's likely he will continue to get compared to Elton John for years to come, and not without good reason. But he's probably a little more like the new Leon Russell - a brilliant keyboard sideman who doubles as a formidable singer/songwriter in his own right. He has managed to carve out this very unique space for himself within our underground rock n' roll universe. Several of Rodgers's collaborators on the record are themselves well acquainted with the fine art of pop/rock songwriting. Kurt Baker plays bass, Wyatt Funderburk mixed the album, and the amazing Zach Jones makes a guest appearance on guitar. Now that's a star-studded cast! What you have to admire is how Rodgers incorporates his friends' immense talents in support of a musical vision that's uniquely his. Ably backed by The Dirty Gems (on this release Baker, Craig Sala, and Tom Hall), Rodgers has made a record that can stand toe-to-toe with those of his musical heroes. With just a few notable exceptions, all of the songs here hover right around the four-minute mark. That's right on par for the '70s/'80s era of radio rock from which Rodgers draws so heavily. Yet nothing about what he does sounds stale or bloated. With his booming, soulful voice and hook-laden songwriting style, Rodgers makes classic rock sound timeless instead of dated. Even the grandiose Queen-style epic ‘Who's Gonna Save You Now’ leaves me wanting more - quite a feat for an eight-minute track! I like how there are small touches (the gospel backups on ‘I Know’, the smooth saxophone on ‘Black Widow’) that bring to mind certain excesses of the '80s, yet Rodgers never strays far from a foundation of memorable choruses and strong melodies. ‘Rock N' Roll Radio’ fittingly sounds like a radio hit from an era when the radio still played hits. ‘Black Widow’, the elegant piano ballad gets the full rock treatment here and was a fine choice for the album's lead single. The snappy ‘Overrated’ puts a fresh spin on the '70s heyday of singing piano men. And even when Rodgers gets to show off his tremendous keyboard skills on a number like ‘No Place To Go’, it's completely in service of the song. This is an album that breathes new life into the classic rock form. Simply put, Kris Rodgers has a great voice and writes fantastic songs. Regardless of whatever else changes in the musical landscape, talent never goes out of style. Like label mates Watts, Rodgers creates music that will appeal not only to those of us who were weaned on the classics, but also to a whole new generation of fans.” – LouderThanWar.com GREAT!!

 
Nerd From The Suburbs
Price: $16.00
Artist: Adrian Whitehead
Description:

Adrian Whitehead’s stunning songwriting lays bare the human condition and shines a light into the dark corners of our inner w ... read more »

Bennett Wilson Poole
Price: $19.00
Artist: Bennett Wilson Poole
Description:

WOW!!  Since its announcement of impending release a ... read more »

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 (a ... read more »

Blue Mind
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blaine Campbell
Description:

If Blaine Campbell could afford therapy, he probably wouldn’t have to write songs. ... read more »

Before Your Summer Fades
Price: $12.00
Artist: Blank Pages
Description:

Can power pop be thought-provoking while celebrating the giddy excitement of a classic three-minute single at the same time? read more »

Teenage News 1976-1980
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blow-Up
Description: Blow-Up featured a pre-Condors Pat DiPuccio!read more »

NoHo Calling
Price: $10.00
Artist: Brady Harris Band
Description:

Hailing from North Hollywood (NoHo), CA, the Brady Harris Band is a rootsy-Beatlesque quartet big on harmonies, chord changes and the occasional female cover version (Go-Go ... read more »

Surrender To The Rhythm
Price: $15.00
Artist: Brinsley Schwarz
Description:

This 20-track compilation is an excellent retrospective of read more »

From The Jam Live!
Price: $19.00
Artist: Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings
Description:

Live release recorded in 2017 from Bruce Foxton (The Jam) and Russell Hastings, both of whom perform the hits of British mod icons The Jam. < ... read more »

Las Cruces
Price: $11.00
Artist: Buckley
Description:

NEIL YOUNG/CRAZY HORSE ALERT!!  read more »

Public Mono
Price: $14.00
Artist: Burning Ferns
Description:

Burning Ferns, from Newport in the UK, formed in 2009.read more »

Peaks and Valleys
Price: $11.00
Artist: Chris Richards & The Subtractions
Description:

WOW!!!!  read more »

Cross The Water
Price: $17.00
Artist: Daniel McGeever
Description:

Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Daniel McGeever is perhaps best known as the guitarist/vocalist of the pop band The Wellgreen.read more »

Popsided Guitar: Anthology 1984-2004 (2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Dom Mariani
Description:

WAREHOUSE FIND – DUE LATE MARCH/EARLY APRIL! read more »

Hi Seas
Price: $20.00
Artist: Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp
Description:

SIGNED/NUMBERED COPIES!!read more »

Longwave + bonus disc
Price: $17.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

Their latest (and 15th!) album was written and produced by Andrew Taylor and recor ... read more »

Furious Mind
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

The CD debut for this 2017, prev ... read more »

Roadmap
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

The CD debut for this 2016, p ... read more »

This Land Is Your Mind
Price: $13.00
Artist: I Think Like Midnight
Description:

The sophomore effort from this Philadelphia instrumental band ( ... read more »

Crowded Hour
Price: $9.00
Artist: Jef Litman
Description:

Jeff Litman was ... read more »

Kingdom of Mustang
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kingdom of Mustang
Description:

Kingdom of Mustang, the brand new project from Mark Roebuck (The Deal/Fresh Mowed Lawn), read more »

Take 1
Price: $11.00
Artist: K7s
Description:

KURT BAKER ALERT!  The K7s are a punk pop (with the emphasis on POP) group led ... read more »

First Days Of Summer (LP + CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Michael Simmons
Description:

VINYL LP THAT COMES WITH A CD!read more »

Self-Inflicted, No Sympathy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

On his fourth solo album, Nick returned to the themes of 2013's “Closing Time At Yah Y ... read more »

Lucky Cat
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

2014’s “Lucky Cat” came hot on the heels of “Closing Time At Yah Yah's”, and it couldn’ ... read more »

Closing Time At Yah-Yah’s
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

Picking up where his debut left off, the album bristles with spiky observations and stark self-realizations. Thematically, the album describes the reluctant, ... read more »

Second Lovers
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

With a lengthy band resume up his sleeve, including Cordazine, Blindside and The Earthmen, ... read more »

Golden Boy
Price: $16.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Nick’s fifth solo release just might be his most full realized effort to date.  "14 sumptuous tit ... read more »

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

Valley Lodge front man read more »

This Is Pat DiNizio (Expanded/2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Pat DiNizio
Description:

LIMITED EDITION PRESSING!  BACK IN PRINT – BUT NOT FOR LONG!!< ... read more »

Have Pity On The Boys! The Pop Hits And More (1965-1968)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Paul & Barry Ryan
Description:

AVAILABLE MAY 4 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Now a resident of Chicago, in the seven years preceding his re-location to the Windy City, read more »

Young Is The New Old
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ramirez Exposure
Description:

WOW!!  Victor Ramirez has ... read more »

The Stupid Truth
Price: $8.00
Artist: Shellye Valauskas
Description:

In 1999, power pop veteran Dean Falcone (The Excerpts with Jon Brion) paired up with Shellye. ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #78
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #78
Description:

Features include: Dread more »

12
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sloan
Description:

The title of the new Sloan album isn't just some random number. “12 ... read more »

Spiders From Mars
Price: $15.00
Artist: Spiders From Mars
Description:

The rhythm section for Da ... read more »

Pacephale
Price: $10.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description: NEW LOW PRICE!!  Now released in the US on Big Stirte Records.  Same tracks that are on the UK version we previously announced!  The latest (and fourth overall release) from these British psych pop pilgrims is a true adventure in style that demands your full attention when savoring. They’re an eclectic ... read more »

After Hours
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sufis
Description:

Sufis are an Anglo-Indian/American band based on the writing partnership of Calvin Laporte and Evan Smith. During a chance meeting at ... read more »

T-T-T-Technicolour Melodies
Price: $12.00
Artist: Super 8
Description:

UK-based singer/songwriter Paul Ryan performs, records, and produces original homegrown “Trippy Toons!” under “band” name ... read more »

Let Me In On This Action
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Bottle KIds
Description:

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Joie De Vivre
Price: $6.00
Artist: The Condors
Description:

This six-song mini album is a tribute to Condors' leader Pat DiPuccio's former band, Blow-Up. read more »

Wish You Success
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Connection
Description: AVAILABLE NOW!! ... read more »

The Best Of The Dirty Truckers
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dirty Truckers
Description:

The Dirty Truckers got together back in 1999 when song writer Tom Baker chose to pursue a decidedly American rock n' roots direction. Drawing ... read more »

Budget Buster
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Fleshtones
Description:

Forty years ago in Queens, New York, Keith Streng and his buddy Marek Pakulski discovered some guitars in a basement of a house they were renting. They didn’t know how to t ... read more »

Tear Your Minds Wide Open (LP + CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS ... read more »

Pearls.
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Originally formed as a studio project, The Gold Needles have expanded recently to become a full live ban ... read more »

Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Green Pajamas
Description:

“Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3” is the final installment of the “North ... read more »

Joy Comes In The Morning
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Jeremy Band
Description:

Brand new release from Jeremy Morris – this time with The Jeremy Band  (Dave Dietrich on drum ... read more »

Live In Berlin
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Jetz
Description:

The Jetz (prior to re-configuring as power poppers The Pencils) celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of this read more »

Eventually Is Now
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Junior League
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!read more »

Empire Of Mars
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description:

Remember The Steppes?  John Fallon (from The Steppes) is in this sometimes raw ... read more »

Change Of Living
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Only Children
Description:

JOSH BERWANGER ALERT!!  The powerful 2004 debut from former ... read more »

Hey! It’s The Pandoras
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Pandoras
Description: 80’s ALL-GIRL GARAGE LEGENDS RETURN WITH THEIR FIRST NEW RECORD IN 29 YEARS!!!   read more »

History Of Panic
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Description:

The debut full-length from The Shellye Valauskas Experience, almost ten years in the making, on which they are aided by Jon Auer ( ... read more »

Box It Up EP
Price: $6.00
Artist: The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Description:

Released in 2008, “Box It Up” contained the first new songs Shellye and Dean Falcone had written s ... read more »

Someplace Better
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Sick Rose
Description:

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Night Driver
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Speedlights
Description: A peek at their Facebook page uncovered a list of The Speedlights’ likes and influences: Cheap Trick, Big Star, The Raspberries, Nick Lowe/Rockpile, The Long Ryders, ... read more »

A View From Above
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

"It took 15 years and 9 albums ... read more »

The End
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Yancys
Description:

CRACKER ALERT!  Big ups go out to Chris Church for hipping us to The Yancys, whose read more »

Take You To Stay
Price: $9.00
Artist: Trevor and The Joneses
Description:

WOW!!!!read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #47
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #47
Description:

In this issue (and on the cover), a tribute to the recently departed FRED COLE and a feature story on his ‘60s era bands THE WEEDS and THE LOLLIPOP SHOPP ... read more »

My World Of Make Believe - Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1972
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

"Clouds of satin at your feet....rainbow flowers line the street....only love can get you in....'” read more »

Pop Parade Volume 9
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The latest installment of this “collect ‘em ... read more »

All Done With Rock ‘N’ Roll
Price: $6.00
Artist: Watts
Description:

Watts is most definitely not all done with rock n' roll.read more »