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You Were So Young
 
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Price: $15.00
Artist: The Cigaretttes
 
 
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It was at the tail end of what would later be loosely termed “The Seventies”, in Lincoln, Merry England, that three teenagers formed, the consequences of their actions are captured here.  “You Were So Young” consists of everything that The Cigarettes ever recorded in what was their two year life span. From the very beginnings in the rehearsal room through to tracks recorded for an unreleased third single. It includes the two singles and their flip sides, some tracks that were included on a local compilation album, and their solitary John Peel session along with a handful that never found their way onto a record.  Over the years The Cigarettes have gained a wealth of interest, leaving many to scratch their heads and wonder how they slipped under the radar for so long. To get a copy of their debut single “They're Back Again, Here They Come”, you would need to shell out some serious money and “You Were So Young” has been viewed on Youtube over 1 million times!  “File this album next to ‘Singles Going Steady’ and ‘All Mod Cons’ if you haven’t already.  I have always loved this band. And this, in my opinion, is the re-issue of the year.  They were just brilliant – like the Jam with a sense of humour, the Buzzcocks with a bit of politics, and weirdly a bit like Supergrass (circa ‘Caught By The Fuzz’).  Mainly though, they were a punk, pop, mod guitar band who were supernaturally talented and should’ve been contenders, if not mega-stars.  The band tell their story and undersell themselves with a self-deprecating interview in the accompanying 20 page booklet, but the songs sound as magnificent as ever.  ‘I’ve Forgot My Number (Now I’m Telling You My Name)’ is a completely different kettle of fish - a perfect Undertones style pop song.  ‘Can’t Sleep at Night’ and ‘It’s the Only Way to Live (Die)’ are the band at their finest musically.  They both seem to be joined at the hip with a kind of jagged reggae/punk feel, and the feel of something off of side two of a ‘Different Kind of Tension’.  ‘Stay Inside’ has the most amazing bass line and playing you will ever hear and beautiful scrabbling guitar…they really were every bit as good as all of the Top Twenty chart punk bands. They just didn’t get the breaks, the management or the luck.  I won’t go on and on…  Just get hold of this album.  You won’t regret it. It’s the best thing which never came out in 1979 or 1980.” – LouderThanWar.com  EXCELLENT!!


 
Live at the University Of Cadiz
Price: $16.00
Artist: Adam Levy & the Brass Buttons
Description:

HONEYDOGS ALERT!!  Very kool recording of Honeydogs’ frontman Adam Levy terrific, spirited performa ... read more »

Very Uncertain Times
Price: $15.00
Artist: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Description:

The more things change, the more they seem to plummet down the shitter. Fortunately, rock ’n’ roll is alive and well and guaranteed to make us all feel a ... read more »

LAHS
Price: $13.00
Artist: Allah-Las
Description:

Over the last ten years, the Allah-Las have honed their abilities to craft the kind of music that immediately whisks you away to the Laurel Canyon of their na ... read more »

Somewhere To Be
Price: $16.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

“Somewhere To Be” is the second solo album written, performed and recorded by Andrew Taylor (Dropkick/The Boys With The Perpetual Nervous ... read more »

Maker
Price: $12.00
Artist: Andy Bopp
Description:

Brand new release from Andy Bopp!!  We’ll now defer to the eloquent Don Valentine who nails what this record is all about!  “Followers of Andy's solo care ... read more »

"age/occupation"
Price: $8.00
Artist: Ari Shine
Description: Ari Shine creates a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies.read more »

Whistling After Midnight
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ben Vogel
Description: Chicago’s (by way of Austin, TX) Ben Vogel describes his debut record as “guitar-dr ... read more »

2GTRSBSDRMS - Live At The Blackbird Academy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Bill Lloyd and The Tallymen
Description:

A brand new live Bill Lloyd CD that finds him with a smokin’ band that includes Pat Buchanan on guitar!  Bill revisits 10 tracks from his “Set To Pop”, “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants ... read more »

Live Archive Vol. 2: The Black Swan, Sheffield, UK
Price: $15.00
Artist: Brinsley Schwarz
Description:

This show was recorded on September 1, 1974 and captures Brinsley Schwarz playing an intimate pub venue to an enthusiastic audience. read more »

Sometimes I Just Don't Know
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bryan Estepa
Description:

Bryan Estepa’s sixth album came out of serious personal upheaval and sadness, the kind that smacks you around, hard, and makes day to day decisions, let alone major efforts, impossible to focus on ... read more »

From The Dark
Price: $11.00
Artist: Denny Smith
Description:

The Great Affairs’ frontman Denny Smith’s second solo record is a partially pretty stripped-down ... read more »

Something Unreal: The Best Of Ex Norwegian
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

Somehow through the cosmic forces a mystical hiccups it's entirely possible you've been missing out on one of music’s great treasures.  Following a musical lineage of power pop grea ... read more »

Stranger Things Have Happened
Price: $12.00
Artist: Fallon Cush
Description:

The newest from Sydney’s Fallon Cush is an album that rings loud and clear with a seemingly endless supply of melodies that cascade from the speakers in a near-perfect blend of indie rock and alt-country. The album finds the band drawing from a ... read more »

Voices
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jeffrey Foskett
Description:

It’s only appropriate that Jeffrey Foskett’s new release is entitled “This seven-song EP is a follow-up to Kai's celebrated 2019 album N ... read more »

Home
Price: $13.00
Artist: Lannie Flowers
Description:

Lannie Flowers has been a standard bearer for power pop.  Completing the story arc started by “Same Old Story” and continued by “Circles,” ... read more »

Give In To The Night
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Evolving from the first punk rock version of the band known as The B-Sides, and together since 2005, New York based indieread more »

Dromana-Rama
Price: $16.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description:

40 years later to almost the day they released their first single, Little Murders have released their eighth album! And 40 years have not diluted their energy one bit.  As the title suggests the album was i ... read more »

Mapache (Expanded)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Mapache’s self-titled CD was originally released in 2017 on a limited run that sold out instantly and is now available again courtesy of the folks ... read more »

Fortune Teller
Price: $14.00
Artist: Night Flowers
Description:

The latest from London’s indie dream poppers Night Flowers will immediately appeal to fans of Gretchen’s Wheel and Mazzy Star!read more »

Buzz And Fade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Norman
Description:

Norman question the usefulness of memory on this, their fourth studio album (and f ... read more »

Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation Of Power Pop (Book)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Paul Myers and S.W. Lauden
Description:

Here’s a terrific book that takes a more scholarly approach to the music we all love!  Paul Myers is a Canadian writer and musician living in Berkeley, CA ... read more »

The Art of the Empty Room
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Williams
Description:

Philly-born and raised in the area’s music scene in the 70’s/80’s, now living in North Carolina, Rich Williams is a grizzled music ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #98
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #98
Description:

The latest issue contains features on the year 1969, White Noise, Isobel Campbell, T ... read more »

Los Grandes Excritos (1994-2019)
Price: $12.00
Artist: Shplang
Description:

Shplang is an alternapop band offering an eclectic mix of psychedelia, pop and folk with e ... read more »

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

It’s been a while (9 years), but Dublin-based Slumberjet are finally back with their second album, another rich blend of past and present power pop and rock influences - short sharp catchy and well craf ... read more »

Get Ready To Go!
Price: $17.00
Artist: Squire
Description:

The 14 tracks present on ”Get Ready To Go!” capture the sound of the embryonic Squire.  Recorded in 1977 -78 and remixed earlier this year, (together with a read more »

Singles 2010-18
Price: $15.00
Artist: Theatre Royal
Description:

Medway, UK’s Theatre Royal were formed in 2009, naming themselves after the now demolished Theatre Royal in Chatham, Kent. The band released their debut album ‘from rubble rises…’ in 2010. ... read more »

Loudah
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description:

Who are The Amplifier Heads?  Amplifier Heads are those who hear everything lo ... read more »

#1
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Brothers Steve
Description:

After several starts, stops, and multiple hiccups, the utterly fantastic debut from The Brothers Steve is finally available on CD!read more »

Ramona
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fiction
Description:

It was 1978.  41 years ago Rob Griffiths and Rob Wellington formed a band. The Fiction were one of the first punk bands in Me ... read more »

esprit de floor
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Floor Models
Description:

With a more decidedly twangy, country vibe, “esprit de floor” contains four newly recorded tracks (including a ... read more »

The Golden Age Of Pop
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Hit Parade
Description:

Would be UK pop stars The Hit Parade took fate into their hands early upon formation in 1984, circumventing fame and founding their own imprint JSH records. They operated on their own budgets and sched ... read more »

Unfinished Business
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Irony Board
Description:

Just who are On their latest offering, The Kite Collectors invite you to flick back through a well crafted sepia toned snapshot album of memories, recollections, bygone days of steam trains, picnics, and long journ ... read more »

Shockerwick 135
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Kite Collectors
Description:

Led by Robby Allen (Mild Mannered Janitors), and known for well-crafted songs with a strong lyrical content, The Kite Collectors take their influences from the Mod movement, early psychedelia and ... read more »

Never Look Down
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Kite Collectors
Description: read more »

Spread The Feeling
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Pernice Brothers
Description:

Joe Pernice recorded a full length Pernice Brothers record a few years back, but ditched it after it was mixed. Scrapping it had everything to do with him not liking the songs. The playing, the recording and mixing were fantasti ... read more »

Electrical Living
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

“Electrical Living" is a phrase Persian Leaps’ main man Drew Forsberg saw on an old appliance brochure at a Minnesot ... read more »

Crybaby Bridge
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Pozers
Description:

The Pozers’ 7th album, “Crybaby Bridge,” may be the closest thing to a concept record we’ve seen from them in their 25 y ... read more »

The S'Cool Girls
Price: $12.00
Artist: The S'Cool Girls
Description:

GLAM ROCK ALERT!  Here’s a great one from 2004 that you might’ve missed!  Hailing from Los Angeles, the S’Cool Girls consisted ... read more »

Just Another Regular Summer
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Speedways
Description:

The Speedways have been making UK headlines for the past year.read more »

Mersey Christmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Spongetones
Description: 15 Holiday-flavored tunes! A mix of both the familiar ("It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", "The Christmas Song", "Jingle Bells", "Blue Christmas" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") along with some originals all done 'Tones style! With individual Holiday greetings from each band member a la The Beatles! COOL & GREAT!!!! ... read more »

Saratoga
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

The brand new one from Mick Chorba and his merry band might just be their best yet!  The band’s vision – built upon a tripl ... read more »

The Lost Soundtrack
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description: In 2014, Jeff Shelton was approached by a film production company to wr ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #52
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine
Description:

DUE LATE NOVEMBER – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Legendary rock photographer Chuck Krall (Creem, read more »

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 »

Magic In The Air: The Birth Of Cool Britannia 1966-1970
Price: $48.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

From the original authors behind the groundbreaking, 20 volume “Piccadilly Sunshine” compilations (if you don’t already own the ... read more »

Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country 1968-74 (3CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

At the height of psychedelia and the worldwide Summer of Love, Traffic retreated from the bright lights of the city and the music industry hurly-burly to get their act together in the wilds of rural Berkshire - where, away from ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Fourth Wave
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

As a collection, “The Fourth Wave” goes far beyond offering more of the sublime same. Its literal and spiritual centerpiece is a brand new track from LA's Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs, “Even Now”, written especially for the Giving Tuesday event w ... read more »