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Turning On The Century Vol. 2 (Happy Sparrow)
 
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Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Jonson & Ramirez Exposure
 
 
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RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Hot on the heels of their 2022 masterpiece “Turning On The Century Vol. 1”, Marc Jonson and Victor Ramirez (aka Ramirez Exposure) are back with “Turning On The Century Vol. 2 (Happy Sparrow)!  Notable guests contributing their talents on the record include David Grahame and Ken Stringfellow!  “The great rock journalist/author David Dalton once asked the question ‘where do songs come from, the very air?’  For me, some songs I make up seem to reflect the mystery of childhood in my subconscious.  The wonder and excitement of hearing music on the radio, playing a piano for the first time and feeling the vibrations.  Discovery of all kinds leaves a lasting impression.  Today as I pick up my guitar and begin to play, those awakenings can spark again and a wealth of melody and spirit may follow!  Harmonies crossing and blending together from different voices can be very pleasing.  Pop music called rock’n’roll is abundant with harmony.  Victor and I surprise one another all the time with our approach to songs we work out together. Together from different countries and completely different time zones.  We both go in for harmony that has a certain color or feeling.  It’s ‘in the details’ as a friend of mine likes to say. One or two notes can change the overall of a composition. We gather together these original songs and I think the only requirement is that they have ‘Good Vibes’.  We live with them for a spell before some fall away and others wind up on the record.  We give each other encouragement when needed.  It’s simple, the mutual respect and appreciation  works!” – Marc Jonson  “Two of our most prized friends in harmony have delivered another helping of sounds fit to soothe even these most tricky 'n' troublesome times.  For like John, Paul, Felice and Boudleaux, Brian, Leiber, Pomus, Stoller et al before them, and us, Messrs. Ramirez and Jonson forever know precisely just which words and notes work best, where, and when.  While I may hear and there a Cowsill-worthy Casio line, or sense an Association of Mamas and Papas walking us to school, the ambience and atmosphere above and around is ultimately ‘nostalgic’ only in the way a dear old friend or favored, too-oft-forgotten pullover may feel.  This is indeed the kind of album that can take you away to spots which resonate as they reflect, refract, then surely replenish and rebuild the broken heart, the broken mind, and certainly the broken spirit.  Remember: Music can do that. Good musicians and songwriters make it so.  Go where these two magic music makers will lead, for this latest ‘Turning On The Century’ will make you glad to feel alive.  Trust me. 'Cause, you know, good vibes never lie.” – Gary Pig Gold  “The very 60’s-sounding ‘In The Rain (Happy Sparrow)’ has to one of 2023’s deepest earworms!!” – Max Humphries  GREAT!! 

 

 


 
Live Antone’s Austin, TX
Price: $18.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

Recorded during Billy’s 2022 US tour, “Live At Antone’s” was recorded on February 12 of that year.  The record features special guest Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet) on squeezebox and vocals.  Track listing:”Rockin’ Little Angel”, “Her Love Is So Fine”, “From Small Things (Big Things C ... read more »

PopCycle
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bruce Moody
Description:

Bruce Moody’s latest effort “read more »

Subject To Change
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bryan Estepa
Description:

Bryan Estepa is an Au ... read more »

Point Of View
Price: $12.00
Artist: Craig Marshall
Description:

In 2008, Craig Marshall delivered this self-produced, heavily Brit-inspired effort!  And it's a stone cold winner!  The press have cited artists like Richard X. Heyman, Badfinger, Marshall Crenshaw, and XTC to describe h ... read more »

Get It Good
Price: $14.00
Artist: David Woodard
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  In 2022, David Woodard released his first full length CD, the critically acclaimed “Stupid Kid”, and is back with the terrific followup “Get It Good”.  He has become a consistent force in the indie power pop music scene, churning out records that seam ... read more »

What's For Breakfast?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dent May
Description:

Every morning when Dent May wakes up, the first thing he says is, “What’s for breakfast?”  For the Los Angeles-based songwriter and pop auteur, this question is part inside joke with his girlfriend, part sitcom-style catchph ... read more »

Daylight Upon Magic
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dolour
Description:

Shane Tutmarc (aka Dolour) crafted one of 2023’s most infectious tunes with “Have I Finally Gone Insane.”  Now, he unveils a brand-new albu ... read more »

Live @ Milwaukee 50’s Diner Varedo, Italy November 2009
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dom Mariani & The Sick Rose
Description:

An outstanding, dream ... read more »

RADAR
Price: $11.00
Artist: Extra Arms
Description:

Extra Arms are a loud pop band from Detroit, MI.  Formerly known as Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, the band has transformed from a solo project to a full-fledged rock outfit known for writing crunchy rock songs in the vein of ... read more »

A New Tomorrow - The Glad & New Breed Recordings
Price: $16.00
Artist: Glad
Description:

In the mid 60’s, when ... read more »

Wiggle Your Fingers
Price: $15.00
Artist: GospelbeacH
Description:

With the new and fin ... read more »

Rain or Shine
Price: $14.00
Artist: Hanemoon
Description:

Hans Forster (Man Behind Tree, Seaside Stars, Sealevel) is based in Berlin, but for all we know, he may just as well be residing in Glasgow.  Under the alias Hanemoon, he crafts warm, strummy, and jangly power pop reminiscent of Glasgow icons Teenage Fanclub, and Scottish jangle-meisters Dropkick (big time!). &n ... read more »

Hey Panda
Price: $15.00
Artist: High Llamas
Description:

High Llamas present “Hey Pandaread more »

Byronesque
Price: $14.00
Artist: Janne Borgh Fanclub
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  “Byronesque” is Janne Borgh’s second solo release on the Kool kat label, and followup to 2023’s critically-acclaimed “Fanclub”.  He was raised on poetry and power chords, harmony ... read more »

Footprints
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jeremy
Description:

The ever-prolific Jeremy Morris is back with yet another collaboration with Ken Stringfellow of the Posies!  read more »

Sing
Price: $15.00
Artist: John Bromney
Description:

John Bromley's sole album, 1969's "Sing", remains a cherished chapter in the British popsike narrative, five decades on.  Think Like A Key Records’ 25 track reissue, including a cache of bonus tracks - assoc ... read more »

Constellation Prize
Price: $11.00
Artist: John Larson and The Silver Fields
Description: 5/24 RELEASE!  Following the ... read more »

Glad Days
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kingdom Of Mustang
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Indie ... read more »

Natural Magick
Price: $15.00
Artist: Kula Shaker
Description:

“Natural Magick” finds Kula Shaker harnessing the power to cast their most potent spell yet, incorporating blazing psychedelic sermons, raga rave-ups, stardust-coated pop pearls and mood-enhancing mantras.  They reformed pe ... read more »

No Fun - No Sun
Price: $16.00
Artist: Lancashire Bombers
Description:

Lancashire Bombers are a group of like-minded musicians, who have all individually travelled a long musical path, fusing Rhythm & Beat with Power Pop, and beyond, making two to three minute pounders.  With Brett Bol ... read more »

Sub Auroram
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lava Fangs
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!   ... read more »

Machines Can't Hear You
Price: $18.00
Artist: Mark & The Clouds
Description:

This is the fourth album from this UK-based pop psych outfit.  “A Marco Magnani album is always something to look forward to and the new Mark & The Clouds album doesn't disappoint.  The man will always be a master at psych pop, but just as ... read more »

Who Will You Believe
Price: $16.00
Artist: Pernice Brothers
Description:

Joe Pernice has been ... read more »

Gwent Gardens
Price: $16.00
Artist: Pete Ham
Description:

Pete Ham is best known as the founding member of Badfinger, the first act signed to The Beatles' new label, Apple Records, back in 1968. Pete's classic songs include “Day After Day”, “Baby Blue”, “No Matter What” and the all-time ... read more »

Holly Would
Price: $16.00
Artist: Phil Thornalley
Description:

Phil provides some insight regarding his latest effort “On ‘Swamp’, my first album as a solo artist in the 80’s, I wasted my time and talent trying to fi ... read more »

Yes It Is
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rockin' Horse
Description:

Rockin' Horse's “Yes It Is” is a 1971 Merseybeat gem that’s been rightfully celebrated as an early power pop classic.  This expanded reissue, containing 3 bonus tracks, was meticulously remastered by Prof. Stoned and richly ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #151
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #151
Description:

Q65 are the cover stars: The kings of Nederbeat unboxed!  Other features in Gene Clark, Kelly Stoltz, The Clique, Wally, La Luz, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, The Prisoners, Beautify Junkyards and David Hemmings!  Plu ... read more »

World Of Sound
Price: $15.00
Artist: Slumberjet
Description:

It took a ... read more »

Slumberjet
Price: $15.00
Artist: Slumberjet
Description:

Their 2010 debut!  Slumberjet are a Dublin based power pop trio led by Barry O'Brien.  This little known Irish band is a terrific find for lovers of Jason Falkner, Pugwash and XTC. For several years preceding this ... read more »

Songs From "They Came To Rock"
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description: “They Came To Rock” is a soun ... read more »

Power Pop Planet - The Lost Tapes (Expanded Edition)
Price: $27.00
Artist: The Bings
Description:

VINYL RELEASE!!  read more »

Real Pop Radio
Price: $8.00
Artist: The Boolevards
Description:

Chicago’s The Boolevards have a sound that shifts between 1965 and 1978 on “Real Pop Radio”.  “Get out your saddle shoes and step on up to ... read more »

Transit Of Venus
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Cherry Bluestorms
Description:

Their jangly and crunchy guitar-filled, trippy, 2007 debut is a garden of unearthly delights for those who love the vinyl pressed between 1964 and 1970.  Deborah Gee was placing songs from her solo album “Portal” in TV shows ... read more »

The Best Of The Cruzados
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Cruzados
Description:

The Cruzados were formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by the members of The Plugz, featuring members Tito Larriva, Tony Marsico, Steven Hufsteter and Chalo Quintana.   The band's self-titled debut album was released in 1985 o ... read more »

Please Stay (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Cryin' Shames
Description:

The latest release from Joe Meek's legendary “Tea Chest Tapes”.  Liverpool beat band The Cryin' Shames left behind a slim legacy of just two s ... read more »

Selling What You Want To Buy
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The Embryos are back with new sounds and a new album.  “Selling What You Want To Buy” is the culmination of a two year experience during which saw the band assume control of the th ... read more »

You, Me and Reality
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

"You, Me and Reality” is the newie from Medway garage-psych outfit led by Allan Crockford.  Since the early 80’s, Allan has been a major figure in Medway's garage rock scene, including playing for The Prisoners, Billy ... read more »

The Gordian Knot
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Gordian Knot
Description:

This group featureed Jim Weatherly (writer of “Midnight Train to Georgia”) and is often likened to the Association for their soft, trippy sound. ... read more »

Starstruck
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Hollywood Stars
Description: It would seem like every nook and cranny in rock ‘n’ roll h ... read more »

Hornet's Nest
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Hornets
Description:

The Hornets are a relatively new London band who've been receiving great notices for their live shows. The band consists of read more »

New Adventures
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Lemon Clocks
Description:

The Lemon Clocks, ar ... read more »

A Dream Is All We Know
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Lemon Twigs
Description:

Over the past years Michael and Brian D’Addario have clearly been working on their skills when it comes to their music, and it is so clear to see the difference in production, songwriting and overall presence on “ ... read more »

1 Step Forward…Further Steps
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Nuthins
Description:

“1 Step Forward…Further Steps” represents 90’s British garage band The Nuthins’ sole 1997 album and accompanying session tracks, plus their singl ... read more »

Making Tapes For Girls
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Pearlfishers
Description:

After a hiatus of five years, The Pearlfishers, Glasgow's finest, return with their ninth album for Marina - most probably their best and most immediate one so far.  Driven by main man David Scott's exception ... read more »

Morning Star
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Prisoners
Description:

Some things are worth waiting for…  The original Prisoners line-up of Graham Day (vocals, guitar), Allan Crockford (bass, vocals), Johnny Symons (drums) and James Taylor (Hammon ... read more »

The Rationals (Deluxe Edition)
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Rationals
Description:

Brand new Deluxe Edition reissue of the 1969 cult classic from this Ann Arbor Michigan R&B-influenced rock g ... read more »

THANK YOU!
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Real Numbers
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Eight years in the making, San Francisco’s The Real Numbers’ 4th release “THANK YOU!” almost wasn't.  After a 2015 EP entitled “Wonderful”, the quartet, led by Dave Ambrose ... read more »

Unwishing Well
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Reds, Pinks & Purples
Description:

Crystalizing the trag ... read more »

undertow
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Second Summer
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Cornucopia: Minerva
Price: $24.00
Artist: The Speed Of Sound
Description:

Manchester, UK-based Future-Retro-Modernist garage-psych stalwarts The Speed Of Sound return with a new album – their second for Big Stir Records – full of ambition, energy, and eccentric melodic brilliance.  ... read more »

The Stanleys
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Stanleys
Description:

Made up of Perth power pop stalwarts Mark Di Renzo (Gigantic) and Jamie Horsburgh, together with Oslo’s Tomas Dahl (Caddy), The Stanleys delivered in 2017, what was at the time, a long-awaited debut a ... read more »

Fairweather Friend
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Umbrellas
Description:

The Umbrellas’ debut ... read more »

Freeway Special
Price: $12.00
Artist: The World Record
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!  Featuring Andy Creighton (Guitars/Vox), Aaron Ballard (Bass), Brian James (guitarist) and drummer Jacob Summers, in 2012 The World Record delivered the goods big time on this, their long overdue follo ... read more »

World Gone Mad - The Remastered Deluxe Reissue
Price: $16.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description:

5/24 RELEASE!  n June of 1998 Thrift Halo released its one and only long-playing record, “World ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #65
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #65
Description:

The top cover story this issue - the Futuristic Sounds of the Yardbirds: Peter Stanfield explores their change of direction in 1965, their rivalry with The Who and ... read more »

Law And Order
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ulysses
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!  read more »

Shadows In Paradise
Price: $14.00
Artist: Valley Lodge
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL - AVAILABLE JUNE 7 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Up till now a digital and vinyl- ... read more »

Rock Indiana X Rock Indiana (2CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Spain’s Rock Indiana Records is one of the, if not the, best labels going there!  On “Rock Indiana X Rock Indiana”, 43 bands/artists, most of whom have had releases on the label, have c ... read more »

New Guitars In Town: Power Pop 1978-1982 (3CD)
Price: $33.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!   Wow!!  A brilliant 3CD/read more »

JEM Records Celebrates Jagger/Richards
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

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