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It's About Time
 
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Price: $11.00
Artist: The Real Impossibles
 
 
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The Real Impossibles were an L.A. based Power Pop band (1983-1988).  They recorded two EPs and one 45 RPM single.  Lots of hooks, harmonies and well crafted songs are to be found here making this one a must for all power pop collectors.  80's California!!  Movies like “Valley Girl” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” were not just important but their soundtracks were equally as important for this time in Alternative Garage Rock.  Bands like The Plimsouls, The Knack, Dramarama, The Romantics, Lone Justice, and The dBs made their mark on the radio airwaves of this time on stations like KROQ LA and WLIR Long Island, and VJs on MTV like Martha Quinn heralded these bands.  Band member Mark Platt tells the story: “The band was formed in late 1983 after I had released my 5-song EP ‘Get The Big Picture’ under the name The Real Impossibles.   The first line-up with bass player Probyn Gregory, drummer Kelly Fair, lead guitar player Robbie MacDonald went on a five-year DIY journey releasing a single and band 4-song EP.  We were fortunate to work with a lot of great LA musicians like Peter Case, Darien Sahanaja and the late Nick Walusko (both later of The Wondermints) in the studio at times. It was a fun ride. This compilation features many of the released tracks, as well as the tracks that never saw a proper release until Zero Hour Records released their Australian compilation in 2014.  For this release on Rum Bar, the old recordings have been remastered and they really sound fresh.  ‘Here and Now’ is a track included from ‘Get The Big Picture.’  The first band single ‘Burned’/’Cherry Cherry’ kicks off the record, and really exemplify the raw and energetic live sound the band was known for.  ‘Talkin’ Bout You’ and ‘All Over This World’ are two songs that never saw proper releases on our original releases, but really sparkle on this compilation.  The version of ‘Something to Learn’ included here is actually a later version and not the one on ‘4 X 4’ EP produced by then Plimsouls’ front man Peter Case.  ‘Against the Grain’ and ‘Firing Line’ are the original versions from that record. There are other tracks not released on our original releases, but deserved to be included.  Peter Case also produced ‘With a Girl’ and ‘Guess You Feel It Too,’ a track on which he lends vocals and a blistering blues harp throughout.”   GREAT!! Kelly Fair, lead guitar player Robbie MacDonald went on a five-year DIY journey releasing a single and band 4-song EP. We were fortunate to work with a lot of great LA musicians like Peter Case, Darien Sahanaja and the late Nick Walusko in the studio at times. It was a fun ride.

This compilation features many of the released tracks, as well as the tracks that never saw a proper release until Zero Hour Records released their Australian compilation in 2014.

The band went through a few line-up changes throughout the run. Bass player Steve Kobashiawa joined in October 1985 and remained until we split up in November, 1988. Other past members included former Motels drummer Brian Glasscock, drummer Jim Hammers, drummer David Synwolt and his brother Jeff Synwolt played bass, as well.

For this release in the USA and worldwide, we have remastered the old recordings and they really sound fresh. “Here and Now” is the one track I included from “Get The Big Picture.” The fist band single “Burned/Cherry Cherry” single kicks off the record. These two songs really exemplify the raw and energetic live sound the band was known for. Steve Kobashigawa’s “Talkin’ Bout You“ & “All Over This World” are two songs that never saw proper releases on our original releases, but really sparkle on this compilation.

The version of Kobashigawa’s “Something to Learn” on this compilation is actually a later version and not the one on “4 X 4.” “4 X 4” was our EP produced by former Plimsoul’s front man Peter Case. “Against the Grain” and “Firing Line” are the original versions from that record.
The lead song from “4 X 4” “Turn My World” was produced by Rey Faubert at Baby O Studios in Hollywood.

Other Baby O recordings include “Is It Love” “Won’t Let You Down” and the aforementioned “All Over This World.” There are other tracks of note not released on our original releases, but are deserving to be included. Peter Case produced “With a Girl” and “Guess You Feel It Too,” a track he lends vocals and a blistering blues harp throughout the track.
 

 


 
Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to fully realize a dream come true when we’re able to work with artists/bands that are some of our all-time faves!  Several years ago, it was ... read more »

Under The Tidal Wave
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blaine Campbell
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE! (comes with digital download code)  On his third full-length effort, Blaine Campbell and his band, The California Sound, take you away to discover what goes on “Under the Tidal Wave ... read more »

Backwards Compatible
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

With 2017’s “Limitations Of Source Tape”, Chris laid to rest any notion that his power pop leanings had taken a backseat to any of his other very music musical proclivities.  The record garner ... read more »

Collector
Price: $14.00
Artist: Disq
Description:

Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences.  The record’s title, “ ... read more »

Rebuilding Permit
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

AVAILABLE APRIL 3 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Seven years since the Chicagoland singer-song ... read more »

Fixers and Elixirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: Frederick Julius
Description:

Frederick Julius is an underground, lo-fi pop music that conjures the vital sound of early Beach Boys records with 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 »

Mammals
Price: $15.00
Artist: Hanemoon
Description:

Hanemoon is the solo project of Hans Forster who is/was the front man with other great acts such as read more »

Kingdom Of Sleep
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jonny Polonsky
Description:

This is Jonny's sixth full length release.  With also finger cymbals, gongs, bass clarinets, piccolos, harmonica, bass fiddles, and a children’s choir, this record features guest vocals by Cedric Bixle ... read more »

Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Price: $9.00
Artist: Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Description: Since 1990, Ken Fox has been laying down his bass chops, writing, recording and touring the ... read more »

Whatever It Takes
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Vincent
Description:

2020 sees Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

Never Not Together
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nada Surf
Description:

On their ninth album, Nada Surf continue pursuing their humanistic vision of the world through hooky, catchy rock songs with sharply drawn, yet tenderly felt lyrics. & ... 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 »

We Have The Technology
Price: $10.00
Artist: Protest Kids
Description:

John Brownell, the songwriter and lead vocalist for the Missoula rock band Protest Kids, writes the kind of hooks that people will sing along to at a gig.read more »

35 Years On
Price: $12.00
Artist: Quincy
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  A sonic blast of '77 era Vibrators-Undertones-Motors & Ramones with the sound, look, and ... read more »

Collection 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Red Skylark
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Columbus, OH musicia ... read more »

Rookie
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rookie
Description:

Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock 'n' roll that's more at home next to their parents' battered LPs than on their friends' streaming playlists. < ... read more »

Anybody Out There?
Price: $12.00
Artist: Sadler Vaden
Description: read more »

Record and Pause + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Seth Timbs
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  The fabulous Beau Brummels are this issue’s cover stars.  Other features include:  read more »

Elektrafied: The Elektra Years 1979-1982
Price: $30.00
Artist: Shoes
Description:

TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY ALL ORDERS HAD TO HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN MARCH 27!!read more »

A Gentlemen's Guide...to sophisticated savagery.
Price: $11.00
Artist: SMASH Fashion
Description:

On their 2006 debut, SMASH Fashon made it clear that their world is one of vol ... read more »

Heavy Rainbow
Price: $11.00
Artist: Soft Targets
Description:

Still sounding as fresh today, Soft Targets'WAREHOUSE FIND!!  This Top 200 Al ... read more »

Can't trust the rain + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Niall Toner Jr. began playing in a post-rockabilly/ garage rock band in ... read more »

The Birthday Party (Expanded) (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Idle Race
Description:

JEFF LYNNE ALERT!!  Having emerged from the ashes of beat boom hopefuls Mike Sheridan and The Night Riders, by late 1966 Birmingham band The Idle Race were ... read more »

Blackie Ford's Revenge
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Revelators
Description:

Born and raised in the wilds of Minnesota, growing up half Irish and half Slav in the land of 10,000 Scandinavians turned young Kevin Bowe into your typical outcast songwriter ... read more »

GOOD/GRIEF
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Roseline
Description:

The Roseline is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter Colin Halliburton and a myriad of collaborators.  Five albums in ... read more »

Backwards In Reverse
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tor Guides
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!  NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!   read more »

Music For Sale
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

Tommy Sistak has been performing in rock bands since the age of 12, sharing the stage with such international acts as Davy Jones of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Eric Burdon and The ... read more »

On
Price: $10.00
Artist: Travel Lanes
Description:

Travel Lanes are a band with a past. They hail from Philadelphia with only one wish......your time......and maybe a few bucks so they can record a few more tunes.  Since his days leading the local bands Fli ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Description:

DUE SOON – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  WOW!!  A very, very kool 2CD tribute to to one of Britain’s best creative ‘n quirky pop purveyors!  The impressive lineup of artists appearing here are Pete Donnelly ... read more »

While You Still Can + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Vinny Peculiar
Description:

A tip of the cap goes out to Edward Rogers who has hipped us to Vinny Peculiar (and, interestingly, upon listening, there are definite musical similarities between Ed and Vinny).read more »