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In Space (Expanded)
 
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Price: $15.00
Artist: Big Star
 
 
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18 years after officially disbanding, original members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens joined forces with The Posies’ Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow for a live performance, which led to a tour, and years of concerts. While the live shows were a joy and surprise, a bigger surprise happened in 2005.  After over a decade playing together: a new studio album.  In Space” featured new 12 tracks (11 originals and a cover of The Olympics’ “Mine Exclusively”) recorded where Big Star began, at the classic Ardent Studios. The new line up was creating a new chapter for the band while minding and honoring its past.  Thanks to the folks at Omnivore Records, “In Space” returns as an expanded CD with 6 bonus tracks including “Hot Thing” (previously available on the out-of-print “Big Star Story”) and 5 previously unissued demos and alternate mixes. Packaging contains liner notes from original album co-producer/engineer Jeff Powell, assistant Ardent engineer Adam Hill, and surviving band members Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow, and Jody Stephens. “The addition of Auer and Stringfellow has succeeded in making Big Star sound more like the bands they influenced than either ‘Number One Record’ or ‘Radio City’.  That's not to say that ‘In Space’ isn't fun or well-made. The song ‘Dony’ is a catchy fusion of garage and power pop, and it isn't the only killer on the album. Much of the disc plays like a pastiche of the glory days of power pop: they've got the obligatory slow, meditative pop numbers (‘Lady Sweet,’ ‘Turn My Back on the Sun’) which probably would have gone head-to-head with Eric Carmen and The Raspberries if this were 1973, while the jangly R&B of ‘A Whole New Thing’ and ‘Hung Up With Summer’ have the feel of the ‘Shake Some Action’-era Flaming Groovies.  The songs are well-written and produced, but instead of the tight crunch of British Invasion rock and roll which they exuded in their glory days, the album plays more or less like an Alex Chilton solo album. Chilton, who has been known to regard the recording of his solo material more as happenings, or works of art complete with happy accidents, has applied this same technique here which has resulted in a looser, sloppier Big Star. Chilton fans may revere such an atmosphere, although the sloppiness does grow on you after repeated listenings.” – PopMatters.com  EXCELLENT!!


 
Lockdown Session: June 2020
Price: $13.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor and The Harmonizers
Description:

What appears to be the final installment of “The Lockdown Session” series by the recently extremely prolific Andrew Taylor!  This third session was ... read more »

Green Meadows Sketchbook
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bertling Noise Laboratories
Description:

Involved in music since the '90's, Nick Bertling primarily made his name as a drummer in Baltimore. Bands such as Puddle, Gary B & The Notions, Naked Blue, Alto Verde, They Hear and others.read more »

Freeride To Neverwhere + bonus disc
Price: $17.00
Artist: Borgh
Description:

Trainspotters may recognize Janne Borgh as the bass player in the fab ANC4, but he is also a songwriter, singer and guitar player in his own right.  He’s a self-proclaimed Anglophile who loves layered harmon ... read more »

When The Dust Just Won’t Settle
Price: $15.00
Artist: Captain Wilberforce
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Come Into My Studio
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dana Countryman
Description:

For most outside of our world of power pop/pop, Dana Countryman remains a mystery.  read more »

Gotta Get Back To New York City
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dr. Boogie
Description:

Real deal rock ‘n’ roll comin' atcha from Los Angeles.  We don’t know which gutter these guys crawled out of, but wherever it is, these dudes are comi ... read more »

Even Time
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 7 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

When Night Meets Day
Price: $14.00
Artist: Erk
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  The label and CD debu ... read more »

Stumbling Blocks
Price: $11.00
Artist: Exploding Flowers
Description:

Led by singer songwriter Sharif Dumani, read more »

Hue Spotting
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

On their 10th studio album, Ex Norwegian take a psychedelic trip driving thru progressive pop territories under multi-coloured skies with 10 original tracks sending a love letter to classic British psychedelia.read more »

Spotting Hues
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ex Norwegisn
Description:

The companion to “Hue Spotting” is a very, very kool kollection of kovers by the band who display excellent taste, knowledge, and loving care in delivery of their song selection from between the years 1968-1982.&nb ... read more »

Cloud Cover
Price: $11.00
Artist: Green Seagull
Description:

London based Green Seagull return with “Cloud Cover”, their second long-player.  Since forming in 2016, ... read more »

Hold Me In
Price: $12.00
Artist: High On Stress
Description:

After four strong albums in 11 years, this Minneapolis foursome disbanded from 2014-2018. “Hold Me In” is their first LP since read more »

Jerry Lehane
Price: $9.00
Artist: Jerry Lehane
Description:

It was 30 years ago today.  Well, maybe 29 but close enough for rock ‘n’ roll.  R ... read more »

To The Left Of The Moon's Reflection
Price: $14.00
Artist: John Howard
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 21 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!   read more »

Silver Raven
Price: $15.00
Artist: Kai Clark
Description:

There is no middle ground with tribute albums.  They either turn out as a haphazard collection of fan musings with a lot of hits and eve ... read more »

Bulletproof
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lolas
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

The Earth Years
Price: $16.00
Artist: Magic Bus
Description:

Brand new release from this The Devon, U.K band who have been weaving together their own cosmic tapestry for 10 year ... read more »

Silver Man
Price: $16.00
Artist: Matt Purcell
Description:

Inspired in part by ’60s guitar bands, Matt has been carving out an impressive niche for himself. Initially learning his trade with Aussie out ... read more »

Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse
Price: $16.00
Artist: Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse
Description:

Matt Purcell is an Australian-born singer now based in Ireland.  This is his 2010 debut. read more »

Thiensville
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Pipitone
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 14 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  We’re thrilled to welcome ... read more »

Downtime
Price: $14.00
Artist: Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men
Description:

“Downtime” is the first album by Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men. After 4 successful solo albums beginning with 2013's "13 In My Head", Nick felt like it was time to shake things up with a new band.  ... read more »

Things That Happened Then
Price: $17.00
Artist: Orgone Box
Description:

2002 release.  “One ... read more »

The Orgone Box
Price: $17.00
Artist: Orgone Box
Description:

2001 release.  “Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer Rick Corcoran, who plays nearly every instrument here, is the only mem ... read more »

There's Something Wrong With Everyone
Price: $7.00
Artist: Peter Hall
Description:

WOW!!  Peter Hall’s music combi ... read more »

Circus Days
Price: $14.00
Artist: Please
Description:

Sink into a vision of a dreamy psychedelic universe which seems to have been Peter Dunton’s own on “Circus Days," the third collection of previously unreleased ... read more »

Sea Change
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The ever-prolific Richard Turgeon is back with “Sea Change”, his fourth release on the Kool Kat label!  Richard explains - “Th ... read more »

Poets & Sinners
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rogers & Butler
Description:

After releasing a well-received, four-song EP, “Diana Dors”, Ed Rogers and Stephen Butler have unleashed their first full-length album, “Poets & Sinners”.& ... read more »

Sideways To New Italy
Price: $11.00
Artist: Rolling Blackouts C.F.
Description:

After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coa ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #106
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #106
Description:

Marsha Hunt graces the cover: Before and after 1969.  Her adventures in music, and in the counter-culture.  Other features include The Cyrkle ... read more »

Man On The Sea
Price: $12.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

Canterbury, England's Spygenius returns with their fifth (and in our opinion, BEST) long-layer, “read more »

Work and Love
Price: $14.00
Artist: Sunshine Boys
Description:

Though Sunshine Boys have been referred to as indie rock royalty, they prefer to think of themselves in more modest terms: as t ... read more »

Open Road & Blue Sky
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tad Overbaugh
Description:

Tad Overbaugh (formerly of roots poppers The Kickbacks) & the Late Arrivals are a 4-piece, heartland inspired, rock 'n' roll band from Boston.  Mixing their blue collar rock and classic country influence ... read more »

The Bushmen
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Bushmen
Description:

You can't get much closer to the raw, beating heart of garage punk than this. The Bushmen were a quintessential explosion of teenage hormones, primal rock 'n' ... read more »

Boxer At Rest
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Description:

The Bye Bye Blackbirds are back with their fifth album.  “The band has always been labeled as power pop, which is not that acc ... read more »

Gospel Morning
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Chamber Strings
Description:

2020 REISSUE OF THIS OUT-OF-PRINT CLASSIC!!  The Cham ... read more »

Last Call: Live At The Music Box
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Choir
Description:

In case you didn't know this band from Ohio called The Choir basically had one hit single in the 60’s, and never released an album in its prim ... read more »

Temsecal Telegraph
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Corner Laughers
Description:

The Corner Laughers fifth album marks their Big Stir Records label debut!   The record features guest appearance by Rex Broome (Armoires) and Bradley Skaught (Bye B ... read more »

Lost And Found
Price: $21.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description:

An 18-track collection of previously unreleased studio recordings, demos, live recordings and radio jingles spanning the years 1982-2019 by one of the best Mod ... read more »

Second Dose
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dirty Truckers
Description:

The Dirty Truckers got together back in 1999 when songwriter Tom Baker chose to pursue a decidedly American rock n' roots direction. Drawing on kick-ass influences such as Che ... read more »

Ocean Moon (New Songs and Hidden Gems)
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Foreign Films
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Bill Majoros is a ... read more »

Songs For The Loveless
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Gentle Scars
Description:

The Gentle Scars hail fr ... read more »

XOXO
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Jayhawks
Description:

How is this read more »

Threesome Vol. 1
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

JELLYFISH ALERT!!!!  The Reflectors are a 4-piece power pop/punk outfit out of Los Angeles CA JOINT RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK/FDR LABELS!!read more »

The Sands Of Time
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sunchymes
Description:

After teasing us by occasionally releasing new songs on Bandcamp, Aaron Hemmington is finally back with The Sunchymes’ first full-length release in 5 years!  And, ... read more »

Present...
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sunchymes
Description:

Brit sunshine poppers The Sunchymes (Aaron Hemmington) returned in 2015 with this, their third album.  Their music has quite accurately been described as a synthesis of the "Pet Sounds"/"Smile"-era Beach Boys and ... read more »

Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sunchymes
Description:

The music of The Sunchymes is a summery fusion of power pop and psychedelia which has been compared to the likes of The Beach Boys, Wondermints, Beatles, The Byrds, Jellyfish and Baby Lemonade.read more »

Shifting Sands
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sunchymes
Description:

The Sunchymes is a solo project by Aaron Hemmington which has received positive comments from the likes of Jeff Foskett and Nelson Bragg.  A ... read more »

For Those About To Pop!
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Yum Yums
Description:

Hooray!!!  The Yum Yums are back!  The Yum Yums are back!  This is the sophomore “solo” outing fromread more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #54
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #54
Description:

DUE MID-AUGUST – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!   This special issue pays tribute to P ... read more »

Good Weather Machine – Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1972
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Good Weather Machine” is Teensville's sixth look at the turned-on sounds of late 60’s pop spanning the sunshine, soft and studio styles.  It features 31 commercial examples of highly produced ... read more »

Fuzzy Patterns – A Tribute To Tages
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Sweden’s Tage's career started when they were crowned the West Coast Beatles in 1964. The first prize was a record recording that also became their first number one on ... read more »

Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics (40 Junkshop Britpop Greats)
Price: $21.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Super Sonics” is a 2CD, 40-track celebration of the multi-faceted British alt rock/pop scene which flourished from 1992-1998, midway through attracting the term Brit ... read more »

Surrender To The Rhythm: The London Pub Rock Scene Of The Seventies
Price: $28.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Surrender To The ... read more »

Tiny Little Movies
Price: $13.00
Artist: Will Hoge
Description:

Will Hoge has long been the kind of songwriter that reveals big, bold, and immersive emotions, with lyrics that pour forth from out of way places, seemingly inconsequential lives, and a dialed in small story approach. ... read more »