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Last Call: Live At The Music Box
 
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Price: $25.00
Artist: The Choir
 
 
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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 prime. The later 60’s incarnation of this band became the core of 70’s power pop pioneers The Raspberries when they joined forces with singer Eric Carmen.  “Last Call” is a 50th Anniversary live performance recorded at Cleveland's Music Box on September 20, 2019.  In 2018, when Omnivore Recordings released The Choir's first full length platter in the group's history, no one knew what impact the release of that recording would have. Sure, the group, in its many different manifestations during the 60’s, had released several singles, including a Top 10 smash ("It's Cold Outside") in the group's hometown of Cleveland. The song would reach #68 on the Billboard national charts. But the garage rock band whose many different members went on to form other important bands like Raspberries and James Gang, had never made an album of their own before, just assorted singles from 1966-1968.  So, 50 years on, when the tapes of an aborted album were found, mixed and released as “Artifact: The Unreleased Album” to unanimous critical acclaim, the 1968 version of The Choir (Phil Giallombardo on organ and vocals, Randy Klawon on guitar, keyboards and vocals, Jim Bonfanti on drums and vocals, Denny Carleton on bass and vocals, and Ken Margolis on keyboards and vocals)  suddenly found itself back in the limelight with a weighty decision... to reclaim their vision and perform live... back where they came from, the home of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland, Ohio.  Over a lengthy and varied 23-song set, they revisited original material from “Artifact” as well as covers of Jimmy Webb, Billy Preston, Procol Harum, and more.  Embracing their roots, they performed many of the songs that influenced them along the way which fans might have heard them perform in Cleveland in the 60’s – classics from Bob Seger (‘Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man’), The Kinks (‘David Watts’), The Nice (their proggy instrumental take on the West Side Story classic ‘America’ with dashes of the other Bernstein/Sondheim tunes), Billy Preston (‘That’s the Way God Planned It’ and ‘What About You,’ the latter a showcase for background vocalists Tonja Schleicher and Lori Rizzo), Spooky Tooth (‘Love Really Changed Me,’ equal parts boogie and riff-rock), and even Jimmy Webb by way of Richard Harris (‘MacArthur Park’).  Even without an orchestra, The Choir honored Webb’s majestic masterwork by faithfully playing it straight and in full as a prog-pop opus.  Procol Harum gets the most exposure here with the band’s fine renditions of the stately ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, ‘Shine on Brightly,’ ‘Kaleidoscope,’ ‘A Salty Dog,’ and ‘Conquistador.’  Whether tackling ambitious progressive rock or amped-up pop like The Easybeats’ ‘Good Times,’ The Choir conjures a raw, intimate, and immediate feel throughout this performance.” – TheSecondDisc.com   GREAT!!


 
The Lockdown Session – October 2020
Price: $13.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

Still stuck at home during the pandemic, Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor wrote and recorded these 10 songs (playing all of the instruments) for the ... read more »

The View From Halfway Down
Price: $15.00
Artist: Andy Bell
Description:

“The View From Halfway Down” is the debut solo release from Andy Bell of Ride. It is a pleasant melange of psych pop an ... read more »

No Fun Mondays
Price: $13.00
Artist: Billie Joe Armstrong
Description:

With touring paused, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (a popper at heart for sure) got to work.  He said, "While we've all been in quarantine, I've been reflectin ... read more »

Is This Real?
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blank Pages
Description:

The world is a heavy place right now and “Is This Real?” (Blank Page’s ... read more »

Gudbye Stoopid Whirled
Price: $11.00
Artist: Brian Lisik
Description:

Ohio rocker Brian Lisik goes into an acoustic direction on his 10-track CD filled with good songs and lots of spontaneity. It isn’t an all-a ... read more »

Rendezvous
Price: $11.00
Artist: Class Three Overbite
Description: It's really no surprise that in 2007, when Mike Elgert and Brad Jendza, two highly recommended pop artists in their own right whose individual titles we carry, teamed up that they would deliver a heavily 70's-influenced, true pop lovers gem of a release! "Every now and then, rock and roll will grace us with it's cool cous ... read more »

The Book Of Strongman
Price: $11.00
Artist: Dennis Davison
Description: “The Book of Strongman” is the debut solo album by Dennis D ... read more »

Turning Circles + bonus disc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description: The 2020 reissue of Dropkick’s 2007 album “Turning Ci ... 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 »

Zombie
Price: $15.00
Artist: El Goodo
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This Wicked Pantomime (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: FaB
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! read more »

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

Top 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 »

Looking For Diamonds X
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jared Lekites
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  While Jared Lekites has been the primary singer and songwriter in the cr ... 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 »

Be True To Yourself
Price: $15.00
Artist: Joey Molland
Description:

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After Party
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kurt Baker
Description:

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It's A New Day Tonight
Price: $15.00
Artist: MIchael Rault
Description:

WOW!!!   How did this guy fly under our radar for so long?  It’s too bad Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks already called their album “Sparkle Hard” in 1998, because that simple little phrase would wo ... read more »

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 »

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 »

Painted Doll
Price: $19.00
Artist: Painted Doll
Description:

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Nowhere To Go But Everywhere
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts
Description:

The title of Ryan Hamilton’s new album, and now a readily used quotation, is taken from Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road: Thereread more »

Written & Produced By Shane Tutmarc (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Shane Tutmarc
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  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 »

SODO Pop
Price: $14.00
Artist: Supercrush
Description:

For years Supercrush confined themselves to the limitations of the two-song 7” single format, demonstrating a mastery of hyper efficient son ... read more »

Music For Abandoned Amusement Parks
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description:

Their sophomore outing is a kind of “rock opera” if you will that offers insights into various characters and themes of a record whose title ... read more »

Northern Songs
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

The Asteroid No. 4 have always worn their influences on their collective slee ... read more »

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

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Demos & Alternate Takes Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Greek Theatre
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 23 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

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

Jeremy ... read more »

Red Letter Glow
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Midnight Callers
Description:

The Midnight Callers aren’t here to jump o ... read more »

Too Much Tension!
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mystery Lights
Description:

Their 2019 release about city-life stress, political mayhem and personal anxieties ... read more »

The Mystery Lights
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mystery Lights
Description:

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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 »

Fallout
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Queue
Description: A KOOL KAT RELEASE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THE FIRST TIME AROUND! It's our re-release of their 2004 debut effort that had Bucketful of Brains Magazine gushing "It's a very pop record - articulate and playful - with guitars and keyboards sharing prominence...has bags of confidence, an obscene amount of musical (and technical) s ... read more »

Sing It Loud
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Speeds
Description: In 2005, after two promising EPs, this Steel City trio finally delivered their solid, big-time poppin', 10-song full length debut on the Kool Kat label. This is top-notch Brit-inspired Power Pop that's chock full of crunchy guitars, hooks and terrific (Beatle-like at times) harmonies! Think Supergrass, The Shazam, The Jel ... 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 »

Shelf Life
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

“If there’s any upside to a global pandemic…”, Well Wishers frontman Jeff Shelton explains, “I suppose it’s being locked down and afforde ... read more »

A Suitcase Full Of Dreams – Living On Laurel Canyon
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tony Valentino
Description:

Solo effort from one of the founding members of 60’s garage rockers The Standells (“Dirty Water”, “Try It”, “Riot On Sunset Strip”, Sometime ... read more »

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

DUE MID DECEMBER – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  This issue details the history of the ... read more »

Idiot Optimism
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

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Are You Serious?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

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A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume Two
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: R U ready for Kristmas?? Well the kool kats and fine felines currently on the Kool Kat label roster (along with some of our favorite non-label artists) certainly are on the second installment of our Holiday-themed releases! The record features exclusive contributions by The Pencils (who re-formed to contribute their track ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When was the last time a great pop Holiday record was released? With contributions from both artists currently or soon to be on Kool Kat, this quite possibly could be just what the pop masses ordered! This 11-song Holiday Pop Fest features contributions from Maple Mars, The Smith Brothers, The Goldbergs, Parallax Project, ... read more »

The Kool Kat Kristmas Stocking Stuffer Bundle
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Get both volumes of "A Kool Kat Kristmas" for just $25! ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas Vol. 3
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Welcome to “A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 3”!  It’s been five years since we released “Volume 2”, and a followup release was long ... read more »

JEM Records Celebrates John Lennon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

John Lennon’s 80th Birthday would have been on October 9th, 2020.  To commemorate the legendary rock icon’s ... read more »

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival (4CD)
Price: $42.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

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Cool Yule
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Released in 1996, “Cool Yule” is a compendium of cool, original Christmas songs from the power pop and indie pop underground, a grunge-free celebration of a favorite holiday, replete with hints of 60’s harmonies, cat ... read more »

Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (2CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: This 28 track, 2CD collection is the first volume of Captur ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Eighth Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“The Eighth Wave” features ten pairs of A and B-sides from Big Stir’s weekly “Single Series”, released in July and August at the height of the 2020 pandemic (and often showcasing artistic responses to the turmoil of ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Yuletide Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

A welcome new addition to the library of pop holiday releases, “The Yuletide Wave” is a holiday gift from the Big Stir label that present a never-before heard songs of the season from the stars of the label’s release ... read more »

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

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE DUE MID DECEMBER.  ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW!  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 25, 2020  AFTER NOVEMBER 25, 2020 THERE IS GUARANTEE OF ... 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 »