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Today Belongs To Me: Complete Recordings 1977-1980 (2CD)
 
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Price: $18.00
Artist: The Flys
 
 
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After witnessing the Birmingham leg of The Clash's White Riot tour in the spring of 1977, Coventry rock band Midnight Circus adopted a more streamlined, urgent sound and a more punk-friendly name.  As The Flys, they issued a self-financed five-track EP at the end of the year before signing with EMI on the back of a tour with Buzzcocks. Over the next three years, The Flys were responsible for a dazzling run of witty, supremely melodic, endlessly inventive singles and two superb albums, “Waikiki Beach Refugees” and “Own”, with the latter standing some 40 years later as the “Great Lost Album” of the pop-punk era.  However, a lack of commercial success and endless internal bickering saw guitarist, singer and chief songwriter Neil O'Connor pull the plug in mid-1980 to join sister Hazel during her rise to prominence with the film “Breaking Glass”.  The 2CD “Today Belongs To Me” is the first complete anthology of a band that, despite critical acclaim and major label support, somehow fell through the cracks. It includes every known studio recording - including that early pre-EMI EP - as well as nine previously unreleased, from-the-masters studio demos, with two early versions of 1979 single “Living In The Sticks” joined by seven previously-unheard late '70s songs in the classic Flys tradition.  “Today Belongs To Me” is the definitive document of the greatest pop-punk band never to score a Top Thirty single.  As opposed to the more traditional 1-2-3-4 buzzsaw style of punk, The Flys come at it from a different angle while still retaining the sense of urgency.  Sounding like the Cure or vice versa on the brilliantly entitled 1978 single ‘Love & Molotov Cocktail’. Try also ‘Waikiki Beach Refugees’ released the same year.  By then not a trace of punk as we know it Jim but catchy.  In fact listen to it closely and hell, they could have flogged it to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers!  A steady release of singles and an album saw them veer towards a Mod-ish look and sound.” – Punk.77.co.uk   “The Flys are a relatively rare example in 70s Punk/New Wave in that they only really came into their own after their first album. The second disc of this collection is simply glorious, zingers from practically start to finish.” – LouderThanWar.com  GREAT!!


 
Desperate Days
Price: $12.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

WOW!!  The second solo outing from Brian Bringelson (a/k/a Paul Starling) is a “must have” melody and harmony-drenched masterpiece!  read more »

forever fresh!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bruce Moody
Description:

A new (old) set of pop-centric tunes from Bruce Moody, one of the 80’s power pop names that's been bouncing around for years and has only recently been investigated.  Back in the early 80's Terry Carolan (True H ... read more »

Forget About It
Price: $11.00
Artist: Classic Ruins
Description:

Having emerged with the '80s garage rock revival, this now re-activated combo from Boston returns to the scene with its kick-ass 2020 full-length.  For “Forget About It” The Classic Ruins reco ... read more »

Life Gets Strange
Price: $11.00
Artist: Cliff Hillis
Description:

Rising to the challenge of collaborating with his band during the pandemic, Cliff along with co-producer/musician Greg Maragos (Smash Palace, In The Pocket) and drumme ... read more »

Over & Over
Price: $13.00
Artist: Clover
Description:

An archival release of sorts from Ireland’s by way of Australia Matt Purcell.  In 1994, Matt’s ... read more »

Radiophonic Supersonic
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dave Caruso
Description:

“Radiophonic Supersonic” is the followup to Dave’s 2017 “Buddah Pesto Manifesto” release.  Dave explains “Oread more »

Forever Together (3CD)
Price: $28.00
Artist: Doug Fieger
Description:

A 3CD/48 track (featuring a total of 25 previously unreleased songs - 10 previously unreleased by the Knack) career retrospective.  Doug Fieger and his power pop band ... read more »

So Long, Yesterday
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dream Phases
Description:

After Brandon Graham’s band Nacosta split, he hung around with other LA Psych bands, and continued to write songs.  read more »

Turning Circles + bonus disc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

The 2020 reissue of Dropkick’s 2007 album “Turning Circles” comes as an expanded CD.  This was the first album the Andrew/Alastair/Roy/Stu line up made before “Dot the I” and “Pa ... read more »

New York: Live
Price: $15.00
Artist: Eddie & The Hot Rods
Description:

Having reformed in 2000, this was the band’s third US tour for th ... read more »

Corporation Pop!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Since early 2020’s “Soak Up Th ... read more »

This Time You’re On Your Own
Price: $11.00
Artist: Foxycontin
Description:

Philly’s Foxycontin are four men devoted to playing high-spirited, pop punk.  Formed in 2003, the band features members of Philly punk legends The Electric Love ... read more »

Quaranteenage Kicks
Price: $11.00
Artist: Gallows Birds
Description: “Quaranteenage Kicks” by Gallows Birds is an album most obv ... read more »

Swelter In Place/The Great Dissention
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gerry McGoldrick
Description:

Keen-eyed trainspotters will recognize Philly’s veteran punk rocker Gerry McGoldrick as the frontman for Solid For Sixty, a band that also counted Frank Brown (Flight Of Mavis/Buzz Zeemer/Travel Lanes) among its ... read more »

Power On
Price: $13.00
Artist: Helen Love
Description:

If you're a diehard fan of all things indiepop, chances are you've heard of Helen Love!  They (she) have been releasing records on a regular basis for nearly 30 y ... read more »

Jokers, Idols & Misfits
Price: $13.00
Artist: JIm Basnight
Description:

Although recognized for his excellent original material, Jim chose to compile an album of 21 (!) covers for his latest release that pays homage to his wide-ranging influences.  “’Prince Jones Davies Suite’  ... read more »

Savoury-Toothed Tiger
Price: $12.00
Artist: Marveline
Description:

Marveline is the solo project from Fallon Cush/The Native Strip bass player Pete Marley.  read more »

Catspaw
Price: $15.00
Artist: Matthew Sweet
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Never Too Late
Price: $8.00
Artist: Mike Browning
Description:

A fan of The Spongetones from day one, Mike Browning was absolutely thrilled at a chance meeting with Jamie Hoover at a Dairy Queen in Oak Island, NC.  Upon conversing, Mike not only discovered he and Jam ... read more »

Greetings From Muckingham Palace
Price: $13.00
Artist: Muck and The Mires
Description:

Those fine and upstanding American ambassadors of grooving garage-rock, Muck And The Mires, are back once again with aread more »

Howl
Price: $12.00
Artist: mylittlebrother
Description:

Based in Cumbria, UK, Mylittlebrother makres their Big Stir Records debut with “Howl”, a record featuring read more »

Oh By the Way...it's Natalie Sweet
Price: $11.00
Artist: Natalie Sweet
Description: Natalie Sweet is the former lead singer for The Shanghais.& ... read more »

Shipwrecked Commotion
Price: $11.00
Artist: Paul Starling
Description:

With Brian Bringelson’s profile raised recently courtesy of his recent “Desperate Days” pop gem, AND as we get ready to issue his prior (download-only) 2019 solo outing “Burning Backwards” on CD ... read more »

Forever and Never
Price: $21.00
Artist: Psychotic Youth
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  THIS IS THE JAPANESE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM THAT INCLUDES TWO BONUS TRACKS ... read more »

Shiftinggears
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE JANUARY 29 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Rich Arithmetic is back after a prolonged absen ... read more »

Sleep In A Wigwam
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description:

1995’s “Sleep In A Wigwam” is the album that introduced Rich Arithmet ... read more »

Dream Dream
Price: $13.00
Artist: Secret Colours
Description:

Have to admit, Secret Colours fell off our radar for a few years since we featured their early releases.  But ... read more »

EP3
Price: $7.00
Artist: Secret Colours
Description:

In 2011, the band released the 5-song “EP3” that includes a very cool cover of The Kinks’ “Sunny Afternoon”!  “They read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #111
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Mahazine - Issue #111
Description:

Sly & The Family Stone grace the cover: A riot’s goin’ on, the descent of the soulful multiracial collective.  Other features include read more »

The Cost Of Living
Price: $11.00
Artist: Simon Felton
Description:

Over the past five years, Pink Hedgehog supremo Simon Felton has released his “therapeutic trilogy” of albums - “Emotional Feedback” (2015), “Return to Easton Square” (2016) and “Topsy Turvy” (2017) - all solo record ... read more »

Decayed
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

It has been ten years since The Galileo 7 played their first gig!  read more »

Everybody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt.
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Great Affairs
Description:

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What Could Be Better
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Happy Fits
Description:

The Happy Fits are as out of their depth as the rest of us on their second full-length that operates on the thin line between thrill and apprehension, wrapping panic in a layer of exuberance.  The trio is Luke D ... read more »

Savage Young Krayolas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Krayolas
Description:

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Time To Wake Up
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lemon Clocks
Description:

Jeremy ... read more »

Reflections
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nines
Description:

The Nines are one of a very few reliable power pop artists who've produced consistently great music since 1998.read more »

Lifetime Of Comedy
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Parson Red Heads
Description:

On “Lifetime of Comedy”, founder Evan Way, new guitarist Jake Smith and the rest of the band navigate new terrain, excavating the bedrock of their well-honed sound and ... read more »

Another Season Passes
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Strand
Description:

Who says you can't go back home again?  A 80’s track from The Strand is featured on the “Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987” collection that was just released.  “Another Season Passe ... read more »

9:30 Girl
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Tummies
Description:

Meet The Tummies: step back in a time when all you wanted was a date on Saturday night, a cool car, and a great place to hang out with your friends. This is what The Tummies are all abou ... read more »

Mars Casino
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Vibrators with Chris Spedding
Description:

British guitar icon Chris Spedding joins UK punk legends The Vibrators on the band's newest studio album th ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Description:

This issue details the history of the Magic Fern, one of the key bands in Seattle’s psychedelic music scene in 1966-68.  Photographer Eric Hayes shares his journey through th ... read more »

Action Now: 20/20 Re-Envisioned
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

An extremely kool co-release from the fine folks at Big Stir Records and Futureman Records that sees artists from both labels and other familiar names paying tribute to one of power pop’s all-time great bands that sn ... read more »

Le Beat Bespoke 9
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Dr. Robert’s (Rob Bailey) passion is discovering long-forgotten underground 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this compilation series.  “ ... read more »

Pop Parade Vol. 11
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The latest installment of this terrific jangle and crunch-filled pop-centric series features another great collection of artists showcasing their pop wares!  The series is dedicated to showcasing the best curren ... read more »

Souvenirs: Little Gems Of Pop Volume 3 (vinyl)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

IN STOCK!!  For decades now, Sound Asleep Records’ head honcho Jerker Emanuelson has issued music compilations that have represented the organic side of power-pop and ... read more »

Not Scared Anymore
Price: $13.00
Artist: Warm Morning Brothers
Description:

If Warm Morning Brothers conjures images of a lazy ... read more »

Goodnight My Sweetheart The Devil
Price: $10.00
Artist: Zane Drake & The Buffalo Brides
Description:

Often when an album has been around for 25 years, it is labeled a classic.  Zane Drake’s new album “read more »