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Blue Gold
 
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Price: $16.00
Artist: Al Manfredi
 
 
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“Blue Gold” is a little-known West Coast rock masterpiece from 1973.  Al Manfredi’s dreams of securing a record deal with this album faded, but he spent the rest of his life recording music.  Born into a musical family Al started writing songs when he was child. As a teenager in 1965, he formed the Nuts & Bolts in the small beach town of San Clemente, CA.  Inspired by the Kinks, the Beatles and the Byrds, the group separated themselves from the pack by also performing original material written by Manfredi and band mate Mike Ingram.  In late 1966 they changed their name to the Lost & Found and relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where they cut a rare single, “Don’t Move Girl” b/w “To Catch the Sun,” which now commands high coin from ‘60s garage collectors.  When they returned to San Clemente in early 1967 their music had taken a more psychedelic direction. The Lost & Found were riding high that year, until tragedy struck. Ingram was found hanged under suspicious circumstances and soon after Lost & Found drummer Mike Ryer died of cancer at the age of 19. Heartbroken, Manfredi gave up on the band scene completely and moved to Garden Grove to teach at his family’s music store. Alone, behind closed doors, he kept writing songs and working on his music, recording hours of tapes, often tracking all the instruments himself.  In 1973 he chose six of his best songs, some of them written back in the Lost & Found days, and had them custom-pressed as an LP. Only a handful of copies were pressed, and most of these were sent out to various record companies in the hope of landing a deal. Despite the outstanding quality of the music, there were no takers.  Decades later, collectors discovered the album and hailed it a West Coast rock masterpiece. In his “Acid Archives” book, Patrick Lundborg called its discovery a “deus ex machine” (unexpected pleasure), comparing it to David Crosby’s first solo album and Hawaii-era Merrell Fankhauser, “not just because of the acutely captured mellowness, but the self-confidence and the talent.”  Al Manfredi died in 1995.  This 2CD version of the album, with Manfredi’s story told by Ugly Things’ founder Mike Stax, presents the complete package of an incredible lost and found artist.  EXCELLENT!!


 
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 »

You and Me and Everybody Else
Price: $11.00
Artist: DC-3
Description: 2006 project led by Derek Cintron! "Powerful songs, beautiful songs, get-up-and-jump-around songs, sit-back-and-take-it-all-in songs – all of them with great melodies, vocal harmonies and a strong musical backbone of drums, bass and guitar. Woven with classic rock/pop songwriting sensibilities and strong yet sensitive ly ... 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: Power pop is the driving force behind the debut from Steven Bradley.  The record touches ground somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Nick Lowe and will keep any Matthew Sweet fan happy.read more »

Summer Bliss and Autumn Tears
Price: $13.00
Artist: Steven Bradley
Description:

Power pop is the driving force behind the debut from Steven Bradley.  The record touches ground somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Nick Lowe and will keep any Matthew Sweet fan happy.read more »

Can't trust the rain + bonus disc
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
Description: read more »

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 »