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It's About Time
 
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Price: $11.00
Artist: The Real Impossibles
 
 
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The Real Impossibles were an L.A. based Power Pop band (1983-1988).  They recorded two EPs and one 45 RPM single.  Lots of hooks, harmonies and well crafted songs are to be found here making this one a must for all power pop collectors.  80's California!!  Movies like “Valley Girl” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” were not just important but their soundtracks were equally as important for this time in Alternative Garage Rock.  Bands like The Plimsouls, The Knack, Dramarama, The Romantics, Lone Justice, and The dBs made their mark on the radio airwaves of this time on stations like KROQ LA and WLIR Long Island, and VJs on MTV like Martha Quinn heralded these bands.  Band member Mark Platt tells the story: “The band was formed in late 1983 after I had released my 5-song EP ‘Get The Big Picture’ under the name The Real Impossibles.   The first line-up with bass player Probyn Gregory, drummer Kelly Fair, lead guitar player Robbie MacDonald went on a five-year DIY journey releasing a single and band 4-song EP.  We were fortunate to work with a lot of great LA musicians like Peter Case, Darien Sahanaja and the late Nick Walusko (both later of The Wondermints) in the studio at times. It was a fun ride. This compilation features many of the released tracks, as well as the tracks that never saw a proper release until Zero Hour Records released their Australian compilation in 2014.  For this release on Rum Bar, the old recordings have been remastered and they really sound fresh.  ‘Here and Now’ is a track included from ‘Get The Big Picture.’  The first band single ‘Burned’/’Cherry Cherry’ kicks off the record, and really exemplify the raw and energetic live sound the band was known for.  ‘Talkin’ Bout You’ and ‘All Over This World’ are two songs that never saw proper releases on our original releases, but really sparkle on this compilation.  The version of ‘Something to Learn’ included here is actually a later version and not the one on ‘4 X 4’ EP produced by then Plimsouls’ front man Peter Case.  ‘Against the Grain’ and ‘Firing Line’ are the original versions from that record. There are other tracks not released on our original releases, but deserved to be included.  Peter Case also produced ‘With a Girl’ and ‘Guess You Feel It Too,’ a track on which he lends vocals and a blistering blues harp throughout.”   GREAT!! Kelly Fair, lead guitar player Robbie MacDonald went on a five-year DIY journey releasing a single and band 4-song EP. We were fortunate to work with a lot of great LA musicians like Peter Case, Darien Sahanaja and the late Nick Walusko in the studio at times. It was a fun ride.

This compilation features many of the released tracks, as well as the tracks that never saw a proper release until Zero Hour Records released their Australian compilation in 2014.

The band went through a few line-up changes throughout the run. Bass player Steve Kobashiawa joined in October 1985 and remained until we split up in November, 1988. Other past members included former Motels drummer Brian Glasscock, drummer Jim Hammers, drummer David Synwolt and his brother Jeff Synwolt played bass, as well.

For this release in the USA and worldwide, we have remastered the old recordings and they really sound fresh. “Here and Now” is the one track I included from “Get The Big Picture.” The fist band single “Burned/Cherry Cherry” single kicks off the record. These two songs really exemplify the raw and energetic live sound the band was known for. Steve Kobashigawa’s “Talkin’ Bout You“ & “All Over This World” are two songs that never saw proper releases on our original releases, but really sparkle on this compilation.

The version of Kobashigawa’s “Something to Learn” on this compilation is actually a later version and not the one on “4 X 4.” “4 X 4” was our EP produced by former Plimsoul’s front man Peter Case. “Against the Grain” and “Firing Line” are the original versions from that record.
The lead song from “4 X 4” “Turn My World” was produced by Rey Faubert at Baby O Studios in Hollywood.

Other Baby O recordings include “Is It Love” “Won’t Let You Down” and the aforementioned “All Over This World.” There are other tracks of note not released on our original releases, but are deserving to be included. Peter Case produced “With a Girl” and “Guess You Feel It Too,” a track he lends vocals and a blistering blues harp throughout the track.
 

 


 
Born Too Late
Price: $10.00
Artist: Asher and The Spinners
Description:

The pop apple doesn’t fall far from the pop tree, as Asher Pope is the son of top tier popper Greg Pope!  Nick’s DIY tribute to the Monkees!!  A multi-instrumentalist who makes and records the noise in these laboratories is a marvel.  “This ... read more »

...into thin air
Price: $6.00
Artist: Bertling Noise Laboratories
Description:

A multi-instrumentalist who makes and records the noise in these laboratories is a marvel.  “This colle ... read more »

The Frodis Tape
Price: $12.00
Artist: Berling Noise Laboratories
Description: Nick’s DIY tribute to the Monkees!!  < ... read more »

Don't You Think You've Had Enough?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bleached
Description:

On Bleached’s third release, sisters Jessie and Jennifer Clavin start with a foundation of basic big guitars, big drums, and big choruses of classic Cheap Trick or Weezer and eventually spin out into a handf ... read more »

The Glitterest, Sladest, Rockin’est, Laidest, Overtime-Paidist, Boogiest Band In Town
Price: $12.00
Artist: Creem Circus
Description:

Creem Circus hails from the dirty, grey streets of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, just a few blocks from where “Eraserhead” was filmed.  Creat ... read more »

She's The One
Price: $8.00
Artist: Dogmatics
Description:

Boston's legendary Dogmatics return with their first recording of brand new music in over 30 years!  “Back in the day”, the sound and sight of the Dogmatics was consummate, raucous rock and roll &# ... read more »

The Unraveling
Price: $14.00
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
Description:

“The Unraveling” is the first new Drive-By Truckers album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen ... read more »

The Scenic Route
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

As terrific and great as their back catalog is, their 16th album, “The Scenic Route” ... read more »

The Accidental Falls
Price: $13.00
Artist: Eyelids
Description:

Portland, OR's Eyelids, one of rock's best-kept secrets, step firmly out from the shadow cast ... read more »

Head On A Swivel
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gary Ritchie
Description:

This is Gary’s 5th solo record!  . After many "fits and starts" equipment breakdowns, a major relocation, and more, Gary and Jeff King (his former bandmate in Loose Lips) got it done. read more »

God Is A Bully
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gershwin Brothers
Description:

The duo of Dave Foster and Lane Steinberg (aka Sol and Al Gershwin) are joined by a local NYC musical crew (Mike Fornatale, Charles Roth, T ... read more »

Hindu Rodeo
Price: $11.00
Artist: Hindu Rodeo
Description:

Terrific pop from the Twin Cities!  Hindu Rodeo is led by Joel Sayles (bass/vocals/songwriting). ... read more »

Spiderbites
Price: $11.00
Artist: Indonesian Junk
Description:

The glam punk dirtbags in Indonesain Junk specialize in big ol, catchy power pop hooks.  “Spiderbites” is a brand new tuff n' catchy batch of instant classics. The three piece is frequently compare ... read more »

Blue Palms
Price: $10.00
Artist: Jimmy Haber
Description:

The third album from pop master Jimmy Haber is a top-notch jangle, hook ‘n harmony-filled affair that truly belies its dark influences.  Jimmy explains “When I officially began recording “Blue Palms” in Marc ... read more »

Jordan Jones
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jordan Jones
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  As most know, we here at Kool Kat Musik are 100% committed to physical product, especially the CD ... read more »

Give In To The Night
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Evolving from the first punk rock version of the band known as The B-Sides, and together since 2005, New York based indieread more »

Natural Beauty
Price: $14.00
Artist: Mo Troper
Description:

Mo Troper's latest solo effort was recorded in the uneasy yet fertile time after the singer, s ... read more »

Record Number Three
Price: $11.00
Artist: Nat Freedberg
Description:

Whether channeling psychedelic rock, guitar-driven blues, o ... read more »

Forest Of Love
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Northern Pikes
Description:

The legacy of the Northern Pikes continued in 2019 with the release of the band¡¯s brandThe debut release from four guys (including Lenny Grassa, formerly of The Leonards) from Detroit who are doing their part to keep a no frills, bar band brand of rock ‘n roll alive.  They cite influence ... read more »

Bloodshot Red
Price: $12.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

The debut release from four guys (including Lenny Grassa, formerly of The Leonards) from Detroit who are doing their part to keep a no frills, bar band brand of rock ‘n roll alive.  read more »

And Now For The Whatchamacallit
Price: $14.00
Artist: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Description:

Those looking for promiscuous breakfast foods on hallucinogens, unfortunately, you have been gravely misled.  Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are a four-piece rock outfit from Western Australi ... read more »

35 Years On
Price: $12.00
Artist: Quincy
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 28!!  A sonic blast of '77 era Vibrators-Undertones-Motors & Ramones with the sound, look, and ... read more »

Click
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Ratboys
Description:
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 21!!  DUE MARCH 6 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  ZOMBIES ALERT!!  ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Volume 1
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Chris White Experience
Description:

DUE MARCH 6 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  ZOMBIES ALERT!!  The popularity of The Zombies has soared over the last few years, and is growing since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2019. A ... read more »

All Too Beautiful! Live September 2017
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description: Brand new one from Scotland’s finest purveyors of Floyd/Barrett-inspired psych pop with hints of jangle of the highest order!  “The past decade or so has been a fine one for Scottish bands. Where a ... read more »

Full Of Strange + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fast Camels
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It's About Time
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Real Impossibles
Description:

The Real Impossibles were an L.A. based Power Pop band (1983-1988).  They recorded two EPs and one 45 RPM single.  read more »

3
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description:

RELEASED ON JANUARY 17 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Don't let read more »

Dirty Snakes
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tom Baker
Description:

Tom Baker delivers his first solo release backed by both of his bands - The Dirty Truckers and The Snakes – who ably assist in delivering a sonic wall of 70’s FM thunder welded by earnest blue collar rock n' roll.read more »

The Great British Beat! Volume Two
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: If you were lucky enough/old enough to remember when the Direct Hits and their fan ... read more »

Hit The Hay Vol. 11
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Celebrating their 25th year of presenting twangy and jangly roots pop, Sweden’s Sound Asleep Records brings us the eleventh installment of their terri ... read more »

An Indie All Star Tribute To Paul McCartney
Price: $11.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Ex-pat (Malaysia by way of Texas) Keith Spinney is the man responsible for fostering this project.  This album features performances by some ver ... read more »

Tea & Symphony: English Baroque Sound 1968-1974
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Young Guv only makes hits, baby. It's what he was born to do. Too many hits, in fact - since last summer, Guv (a.k.a. Ben Cook) moved to Brooklyn from his native Toronto and wrote music, because th ... read more »

Guv 1 & II
Price: $15.00
Artist: Young Guv
Description: read more »