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Kickin' Child
 
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Price: $15.00
Artist: Dion
 
 
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Dion DiMucci (Dion and The Belmonts) first suggested that producer Tom Wilson add an electric band to Dylan’s version of “House of the Rising Sun.” Dylan loved the idea, allegedly moving him to plug in and add a band on one side of 1965’s “Bringing it all Back Home”. The same approach was used by Wilson on Simon & Garfunkel’s initially all-acoustic “Sound of Silence”, and between the two, it seems Dion’s idea helped formulate the electric approach to folk that remains a crucial turning point in music history. He had an album ready for release at Columbia in 1965, but it never made it out of the gate until now! Recorded fifty-two years ago, it is as atom-smashing now as it was when Dion rolled tape with producer Tom Wilson at Columbia Studios in '65. These sessions were the bridge between Dion’s pop/doo-wop late ’50s/early ’60s hits and his stirring, still moving, topical “Abraham, Martin and John” classic from 1968. The record is a prime example of how he predated the electric folk boom of the ’60s that Dylan, the Byrds et al. took to the bank, with worldwide legendary acclaim. Why was this album pulled from release and shelved? For that story, you'll have to consult Scott Kempner's illuminating liner notes here. Dion would be back on the Laurie label again a few years later, but this Columbia recording captures the doo-wop icon in a mid-'60s folk-rock state of mind, doing Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," "Farewell" and "Baby I'm in the Mood for You" plus Tom Paxton's "I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound" and the original songs "Kickin' Child" (co-written with Buddy Lucas and released as a single in '65), "Now" (featuring Al Kooper), "My Love," "Wake Up Baby," "Knowing I Won't Go Back There" and more (several of these songs were released on prior outtakes collections and retrospectives, some with different orchestrations). This is the first time that all these tracks are being issued together as the originally intended Dion album. “The songs are inescapably Dylan influenced (not surprisingly, three Dylan covers are included), with 10 written or co-composed by Dion. Dated? Sure, but also brimming with the drive and melodic inspiration so prominent in other Wilson-produced recordings of the period, in particular ‘Highway 61 Revisited.’ Dion, who reportedly was heavily into heroin around this time (he kicked it in ‘68), sounds in terrific form, singing with the determination and sensitivity that songs such as Dylan’s ‘Farewell’ require. His bluesy approach to originals like ‘You Move Me Babe’ dovetails beautifully with the chiming folk style favored for these recordings. And why a track as brilliant as ‘My Love’ wasn’t a hit single in the ‘California Dreaming’ era remains a mystery. Chalk it up to the right place/wrong time issues that have dogged Dion for decades. Sonically, these remasters are full of life and a youthful, vibrant crispness that make you wonder why it took 50 years for the bulk of them to make an appearance. The version of Dylan’s ‘It’s All Over Now Baby Blue’ (also recorded in ‘65) is stunning and shimmering. And even if the title track is a little too Dylan sounding, Dion has every right to recreate a style he was reportedly at the crossroads of inspiring.” – AmericanSongwriter.com GREAT!!

 
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Price: $14.00
Artist: Beaulieu Porch
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  WOW!!  Beaulieu Porch is Simon Berry. He released his debut self-titled Beaulieu Po ... read more »

Flickering Light
Price: $13.00
Artist: Benjamin Cartel
Description:

Benjamin Cartel is no stranger to making music that quickly connects with its listeners. That is something he is always excelled at, fir ... read more »

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 & ... read more »

Bird Streets
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bird Streets
Description:

In need of a creative rebirth after years on the music industry margins, John Brodeur, the man behind Bird Streets (the name is derived from a tiny real estate enclave in the Hollywood Hills), reached out to his fr ... read more »

MAKE
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blake Jones & the Trike Shop
Description:

Blake’s latest is his debut on the fast-growing Big Stir Records label roster. “Yeah, but what kind of music do you play?” Blake Jones has been ... read more »

Petty
Price: $14.00
Artist: Carpenter Smith & Jones
Description:

The late Tom Petty amassed what is arguably one of the best catalogues of material in the modern rock era, with boundless bona fid ... read more »

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

WOW!!!!  read more »

Star Cafe
Price: $18.00
Artist: Cleaners From Venus
Description: This DIY musical was written and produced by Martin Newell during 2017 in usual sloppy lo-fi fashion on a 4-track Tascam Pocketstudio.  Stand-alone CD version of what’s already being hailed as “what might just turn out ... read more »

First Thing Tomorrow
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dave Sheinin
Description:

Dave Sheinin is the national baseball writer for the Washington Post.  He’s not only a terrific baseball writer, but ... read more »

Lucky Day
Price: $17.00
Artist: David Myhr
Description:

Six years after his solo debut, The former Merrymakers frontman is back with his new full-length album “Lucky Day”read more »

Proto Retro
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dot Dash
Description:

Coming off of 2016’s amped-up, fuzzed-out “Searchlights”, “Proto Retro” (the band’s sixth full length)  sees Dot Dash taking a p ... read more »

Gene Clark Sings For You
Price: $15.00
Artist: Gene Clark
Description:

The very Teenage Fanclub-like Goodfellows formed at the end of 1995, and initially comprised of Description:

Lindsay Murray’s indie-pop solo project Gretchen’s Wheel returns with her fourth full-length releaseread more »

Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats
Price: $16.00
Artist: Hoodoo Gurus
Description:

Reissue of this 2012 release that coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the release of th ... read more »

10 More Rock Super Hits
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jeff Whalen
Description:

WOW!!read more »

Where Are The Strange People?
Price: $13.00
Artist: KiDD
Description:

Stuart Kidd, the other half of The Wellgreen and Doctor Cosmo's Tape Lab, has emerged from his cupboard recording “studio” with a batch of Imagine if Ray Davies and Todd Rundgren collaborated on a record – but Ray Davies was the Alpha Dog (well, that’s what it sounds like ... read more »

Live!
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lund Bros
Description:

Lund Bros (featuring Chris Lund on guitar/lead vocals) are a power trio with two prolific songwriters who write hard rock with great hooks, crunching guitar riffs, and k ... read more »

At Least We've Got This Madness
Price: $10.00
Artist: Luv Dot Guv
Description:

With influences ranging from Weezer to Grandaddy, ELO, The Beach Boys and more - NYC/UK based rockers Luv Dot Gov have been bringing their unique brand of indie rock to both sides of the pond sin ... read more »

There is no Blue
Price: $14.00
Artist: Michael Roberts
Description:

Melody is still the key ingredient but now it’s with a different direction. This is the second album by Michael Roberts "There is no Blue”.  The album ... read more »

Last Call For Breaking Hearts
Price: $10.00
Artist: MIchael Slawter
Description:

Michael Slawter holds a doctorate in the dialect of power pop, his songs are heavily influenced by the masters that came before him, but at the same time he has created his own unique style.read more »

Satisfaction-Promise
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mooner
Description:

Melding their signature double lead-guitar attack with deceptively simple pop songwriting that pays homage to Elvis Costello, Big Star and Warren Zevon, Mooner has become a favorite in the Chicago rock community si ... read more »

Geography and Luck
Price: $14.00
Artist: Neil Sturgeon & the Infomaniacs
Description:

Former Goldenhour’s Neil Sturgeon & the Infomanics’ debut is an album which ranges from Americana to pop with more than passing nod to folk rock. ... read more »

Nick_Eng
Price: $10.00
Artist: Nick Eng
Description:

Nick Eng is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Biggest Little City of Reno, Nevada. Heavily influenced by the sounds ... read more »

Temporary High
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Piunti
Description:

Nick Piunti began his musical journey as a 12 year old in his first band. He began writing songs immediately and though thePapernut Cambridge are one of those peculiar little bands, who carve a niche for themselves within their field, then continue to release album after album of the most wond ... read more »

Game Day
Price: $15.00
Artist: Peter Holsapple
Description:

RELEASED ON JUNE 27 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  This is Peter ... read more »

Phases Of The Moon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pete Donnelly
Description:

As most probably know, Pete is a founding member of power pop mainstays The Figgs and also spent time with Terry Adams’ legendary NRBQ.  On “Phases Of The Moon”, his many years of music explorat ... read more »

Without Your Love I’d Be Nowhere At All: Best Of The Solo Archives 1988-2004
Price: $19.00
Artist: Philip B. Price
Description:

Philip B. Price is best known as the lead singer and songwriter behind the acclaimed New England-based band Winterpills, but his resume stretches far back into the late 80 ... read more »

Party Music!
Price: $10.00
Artist: Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Description:

Now a resident of Chicago, in the seven years preceding his re-location to the Windy City, read more »

Lost Angeles
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

Richard Turgeon’s music has been described as “California pop” and has been compared to that of Matthew Sweet, Bob Mould, R.E.M., Guided by Voices, and Teenage Fanclub, among others.  ... read more »

Trouble Again
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rob Bonfiglio
Description:

Rob Bonfiglio has been making great solo outings since 2006.  As musical director and guita ... read more »

Acoustic Trouble
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rob Bonfiglio
Description:

Talk about truth in advertising!  Recorded ent ... read more »

Things Under Control
Price: $15.00
Artist: Roller Disco Combo
Description:

WOW!!  Big ups go to Don Valentine and his “I Don’t Hear A Si ... read more »

Shadowlands
Price: $15.00
Artist: Romantica
Description:

In 2017, after an extended hiatus, Romantica released their fourth and long-anticipated album, “ ... read more »

Outlaws
Price: $12.00
Artist: Romantica
Description:

There is some poignancy in this release that’s a collection of leftovers and tracks by frontman Ben Kyle that didn’t make it onto earlier albums for one reason or another.  ... read more »

Vol. 1
Price: $10.00
Artist: Rooftop Screamers
Description:

Rooftop Screamers is the name of the studio project for Portland based, Throwback Suburbia drummer/songwriter Mike Collins.  The p ... read more »

Winning Star Champion
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ruler
Description:

Ruler's music - hook-heavy, assertive, and inspiring - is made for motion. It's a soundtrack for moving forward, for getting better, in terms of both heal ... read more »

Through The Past Brightly
Price: $12.00
Artist: Screen Test
Description:

Formed in 1980 after The Flashcubes split up, and eagerly admitting their debt to the music of Badfinger and The Raspberries (and it shows) – ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Screen Test!read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #82
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #82
Description:

Cover stars are The Small Faces: Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake remembered, 50 years on ... read more »

Black Vinyl Shoes Anthology 1973-1978
Price: $25.00
Artist: Shoes
Description:

RELEASED ON AUGUST 31 2018.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO ... read more »

Bell House
Price: $14.00
Artist: Shy Boys
Description:

Preaching sounds of joy, Shy Boys have a unique, harmonious charm on their second album.   Consisting of brothers Collin and ... read more »

Sincerely_S_Love_x
Price: $20.00
Artist: Simon Love
Description:

Simon Love, the wry brain-trust behind '60s-inspired Welsh indie pop outfit read more »

Right As Rain EP
Price: $6.00
Artist: Smash Palace
Description: Smash Palace delivers the perfect soundtrack for the spring of 2018. The five rock n roll tracks represent the signature Butler brothers sound – 60’s jan ... read more »

Crowley and Me
Price: $13.00
Artist: Star Sponge Vision
Description:

PRETTY THINGS ALERT!!  UK popster Paul Ryan (a/k/a SUPER 8) is back with his second full-length release of 2018!  “Like ‘T-T-T-Technicolour Melo ... read more »

Don’t Be Mad At Me
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Davenports
Description:

Spearheaded by Scott Klass - and rounded out by "a rotating posse of pals" – The Davenports have been going strong for nearly 20 years .read more »

Forever (1977-2017)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Flashcubes
Description:

Between 1977-1980 Gary Frenay, Arty Lenin, Tommy Allen and Paul Armstrong did their "Hamburg Years" alongside the big guys (The Jam, Ramones, Police, Joe Jackson, The Romantics) playing the smaller clubs like The Rat, M ... read more »

The Record Collector
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Foreign Films
Description:

WOW!!  Previously only available as ... read more »

Ten & 2
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Great Affairs
Description:

After nearly a decade of toiling away at things DIY-style, The Great Affairs finally have gone and signed with a label (Kivel Records) for the The long-awaited follow-up to 2007's fantastic "Gallimaufry," “Torch Songs for Swingers” is a continuation of the impeccable song craft and eclectic instrumentation they’re known for, but with some unexpected twist ... read more »

Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Jayhawks
Description:

Gary Louris didn’t spend much time composing songs for the Jayhawks’ newest album. That’s because he had already co-written most of them.  On the intriguingly titled “ ... read more »

Sha La La
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Late Show
Description:

Believe it or not, “Sha La La” is the followup album to their 1980 power pop classic “Portable Pop” – a record considered one of the Top 50 power pop albums of all time.  The n ... read more »

In The Lover's Corner
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Love-Birds
Description:

The full-length debut by San Francisco’s The Love-Birds got some major assists from some familiar names!  Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake did the m ... read more »

The Orange Plane
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Mads
Description:

Formed in Milan in 1979 and active until 1983, The Mads became true underground legends on the Italian Mod scene - the recordings of that era remained unreleased until last year, when they were f ... read more »

Wild One
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Mayflowers
Description:

WOW!!!!!  If there’s a better Japanese power pop band out there in 2018, then please tell us!  read more »

Chorus
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mother Hips
Description:

Celebrating 25 years together, and the release of this, their 10th studio album, “Chorus” finds The Mother Hips still fully ablaze, the ragged melodies and determined stride s ... read more »

The 10th Century
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mourning After
Description:

ATTENTION FANS OF THE PRISONERS!!  On this, their third full length, 2018 is a milestone year for The Posies, who began their career exactly 30 years prior by releasing a home-recorded cassette called "Failure”.  It became an instant favorite around the Northwest, ea ... read more »

Mondo Deco + bonus tracks
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Quick
Description:

The Quick (Danny Wilde, later one half of the Rembrandts was their frontman) were the crucial link between the glam and punk eras in Los Angeles. Like The Runaways, they w ... read more »

Another Round (acoustic songs, covers, and b-sides)
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Right Here
Description:

Straight out of (one of) those beloved Twin Cities, The Right Here has been doling out their rowdy brand of rock’n’roll since 2010. read more »

Trip Through The Garden: The Rose Garden Collection
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Rose Garden
Description:

RELEASED ON 6/15 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  In December 1967, Los Angeles folk-rock quintet The Rose Ga ... read more »

A Night Of All Covers - Live At Koenji High, Tokyo
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Rubinoos
Description:

Recorded on November 9, 2017, the final performance of the band’s 4th Japanese tour, the Rubinoos (as only the ... read more »

Alive In '65!
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Shadows Of Knight
Description:

UNHEARD LIVE GRIT FROM THE EARLY SHADOWS OF KNIGHT!  Step back while BeatRocket Records loudly 'n proudly chronicles the mighty Shadows' pre-Dunwich days wi ... read more »

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

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Maybe
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

Previously only available on vinyl and as a download, the third full-length studio album by The Stan Laurels also makes its CD debut on the Kool Kat label.  It contains songs ... read more »

"Billi & Theodore" Soundtrack
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

Released in 2013 as a download-only, the second full-length studio album The Stan Laurels makes its CD debut on the Kool Kat label, containing score and songs featured in the independent motion picture “read more »

Death Of The Sun
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

The 2009 debut full-length by John Lathrop as The Stan Laurels. Being a full-blown concept album, it is a psychedelic pop/rock/prog debut of epic proportions. The concept? Boy meets girl, boy gets abducted by alien ... read more »

The Two Sided Face
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Supahip
Description: "The Two Sided Face" was 12 years in the making, and is the follow up to 2007's "Seize The World".  It sees Sydney based men of the world Mark Moldre and Michael Carpenter continue to dive into their in ... read more »

Songs Of Movement
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tom Curless
Description:

After all these years, and seven releases as Your Gracious Host, the man behind Your Gracious Host has stepped forward and unleashed his first solo outing!  read more »

Kill The Lights
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tony Molina
Description:

RELEASED 7/27 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Tony Molina has been following a fascinating trajectory on his recent string of releases.read more »

Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #48
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #48
Description:

In this issue (and on the cover), cool and colossal cover stories on West Coast psychedelic garage monsters The Other Half (featuring future Blue Cheer guitarist Randy Holden), and - dig this  ... read more »

Planet Beat From The Shel Talmy Vaults
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Big Beat Records continues to plunder the recently accessed, and one of the most worthy vaults known to UK 1960s rock history: the archives of producer Sh ... read more »

Reach The Top! (Rare Gems From The Tony Macaulay Songbook 1965-1974)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Teensville Records continues its string of high quality POP releases withRELEASED ON AUGUST 31, 2018.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO ... read more »

Quatro (Deluxe Edition)
Price: $8.00
Artist: William Duke
Description:

Celebrating the melodic drive of the Jayhawks, the jangle of Big Star, and the dedication to structure and harmony of the Beach Boys, William Duke continues his journey through psychedelic Americana on his ... read more »

Zeenith
Price: $20.00
Artist: Zuider Zee
Description:

An early/mid-1970s group that sound like a hybrid between T-Rex and Big Star, might sound like a band that should be universally adored but Memphis' Zuider Zee have remain ... read more »