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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!!

 
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 »