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Silver Raven
 
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Price: $15.00
Artist: Kai Clark
 
 
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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 even more misses, or as well-thought-out collected reflections on important genres.  Making a good tribute album involves a well-thought-out idea, careful selection, and a true emotional element that treats the music that is being covered or re-imagined with respect and care.  The first hurdle Kai Clark had to surmount here was such a mercurial shadow that his father, Gene Clark has cast.  Gene’s catalog is so vast and studded with some of the best Americana, rock, country, and folk music around. The second is the personal and emotional element of how do you treat such great music without any pitfalls and coming out with a cohesive set of songs.  “Kai does his father proud with a judicious song selection (some favorites – ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, ‘Eight Miles High’, bona fide classics – ‘Silver Raven’, ‘Polly’, and some deeper cuts).  In addition, his voice has a slight touch of his father’s and he even enlisted Carla Olson to sing on several of the songs.  The song selection covers his father’s career from The Byrds to his final recordings.  ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ and ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ don’t stray much from the original arrangements, but have a fine robust punch to them.  When Kai turns to one of the highlights of The Byrds’ first album, ‘Here Without You’, you catch a glimpse of pop’s majesty and it’s perfectly played and sung here.  There’s an excellent rendition of ‘I Found You’ which is punkier, almost as if it were a 1966 Arthur Lee snarling the words.  ‘Kansas City Southern’ rolls into town with an insouciant bar band swagger and ‘Train Leaves Here This Morning’ is given a wonderful and woozy back porch country rock delivery with an old buddy of Gene’s, Byron Berline, adding fiddle.  ‘Polly’ and ‘Through the Morning, Through the Night’, sparkles with their cosmic pedal steel and ringing Rickenbacker chimes.  The title track is given due reverence given its provenance but it has to be said that the son turns in a pretty powerful performance with slide guitar wailing away over some fine family harmonies.  However, the best performances here lie in the latter songs.  ‘Gypsy Rider’ (with Berline on fiddle and Carla Olson reprising her original role) is both thrilling and chilling.  ‘Your Fire Burning’, a posthumous release, closes the album properly (‘Eight Miles High’ is listed as a bonus track).  Kudos must go to Kai for this fine reflection on his father’s genius. The album stands on its own two feet and if you are a Gene Clark fan it’s certainly worth a listen while a casual listener just might find it an intriguing entry point into the Gene Clark rabbit hole.” – Paul Kerr  The accompaniment is stellar!  There’s plenty of jangle and twang for everyone!  You’ve done your dad proud Kai!!  GREAT!!


 
an Apple a day…
Price: $16.00
Artist: Apple
Description:

Apple made one of the rarest albums of the psychedelic era (a copy recently sold on eBay for just under £4,000), while their two singles included one of the gen ... read more »

The Secretariat Motor Hotel
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ashley Park
Description:

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The Homebound Tapes
Price: $8.00
Artist: Blake Jones
Description:

The new EP from Blake Jones (of Blake Jones & The Trike Shop) features six brand new tracks recorded during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.  “Music has gotten quieter and more inti ... 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 »

Other Broken Dreams
Price: $10.00
Artist: Bubble
Description:

Bubble is a NYC power pop group got its start on the anti-folk scene in the early 90’s as an acoustic rock trio featuring songwriter Dave& ... 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 »

Late Checkout
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dent May
Description:

“Full speed ahead now, no more looking back,” Dent May confidently croons on his fifth LP, “Late Checkout”.  The un-nostalgic sentiment and sobering clarity of his latest body of work signifies taking a refl ... read more »

Don’t Blame Yourself
Price: $14.00
Artist: Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
Description:

One of the first, original punk bands was The Boys who were the first band of the era with a full record ... 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 »

Zombie
Price: $15.00
Artist: El Goodo
Description:

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

Led by singer songwriter Sharif Dumani, read more »

This Wicked Pantomime (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: FaB
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE NOVE ... read more »

Typically Stereo
Price: $11.00
Artist: Garfields Birthday
Description:

Gar ... read more »

Your Face Is Weird
Price: $11.00
Artist: Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis
Description:

Geoff Palmer explains “Got time to kill? Make some music!  2020 is canceled, and my schedule is wide-open; it gives me time for projects to come to life. I had always loved John Prine's track "In Spite of Oursel ... read more »

Wishing On A Dark Star
Price: $10.00
Artist: Greg Pope
Description:

“Pop Monster” Greg Pope (joined for this release by “The Pope Boys” – sons Asher Noah, a ... read more »

Such Open Sky
Price: $11.00
Artist: Gretchen's Wheel
Description:

Gretchen’s Wheel is essentially a single-person operation steere ... 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 »

A Place In The Sun – The Complete Jason Crest (2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Jason Crest
Description:

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Richard
Price: $14.00
Artist: Joe Pernice
Description: While The Pernice Brothers have made many excellent lush, highly orchestrated alb ... read more »

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

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

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  With a career that spans nearly 50 years, “To The Left Of The Moon’s Reflection” represen ... read more »

Long Overdue
Price: $12.00
Artist: Librarians With Hickeys
Description:

The band started off 2019 with their self-released debut single “Until There Was You” and “And Then She's Gone” which showcased the twin guitar jangle and chime of Ray Carmen (vocals, guitar) and Mike ... read more »

Paper Airplane
Price: $10.00
Artist: Marshall Holland
Description:

It has been six years since Marshall Holland’s last album of accessible singer-songwriter pop (2014’s “Marshall Holland and the Etceteras”).  In March of 2020, facing a day-job layof ... read more »

More Kicks
Price: $16.00
Artist: More Kicks
Description:

The London trio fronted by Sulli from Suspect Parts has fully delivered on the "pop explosion" it's been promising all along.  The band's self-titled debut was knocked out in just two days, recording everything ... read more »

Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Price: $11.00
Artist: Muck and The Mires
Description: Buckle up and prepare yourself for a rocket trip fueled on ... read more »

Thankyou & Goodnight
Price: $18.00
Artist: National Flag
Description: WOW!!  Formed in Kingston on Thames, South London in ... read more »

Thiensville
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Pipitone
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  We’re thrilled to welcome Nick Pipitone back to the Kool Kat family o ... read more »

Pretty, But Killing Me
Price: $12.00
Artist: Pacific Radio
Description:

Pacific Radio’s sound is an infectious mix of energetic garage rock. read more »

High Upon The Mountain
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pacific Range
Description:

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

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I Don't Fit In (Book + 7" Single)
Price: $35.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description:

TO GUARANTEE PRICE & DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 21.  AFTER OCTOBER 21, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF PRICE/AVAIL ... read more »

I Don't Fit In (Book)
Price: $25.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description:

TO GUARANTEE PRICE & DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 21.  AFTER OCTOBER 21, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF PRICE/AVAIL ... read more »

I Don't Fit In (Book + 7" Single)
Price: $45.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description: ATTENTION NON-US CUSTOMERS – YOU MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER U ... read more »

I Don't Fit In (Book)
Price: $35.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description: ATTENTION NON-US CUSTOMERS – YOU MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER U ... read more »

Another World – The Best Of The Archives
Price: $15.00
Artist: Paul Collins' Beat
Description:

As we all know, The Beat were one of the best bands to emerge from the West Coast new wave/power pop boom of the late 70’s merging tough, but hook-laden tunes with vig ... read more »

Old Hat
Price: $11.00
Artist: Peter Lacey
Description:

Peter’s back with 12 brand new songs that are destined to “cap-tivate” your ears.  And if ... read more »

Putting The L In Wooltones
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rob Clarke and The Wooltones
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEl!!read more »

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

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #108
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine
Description:

“A wizard and true” cover star of this issue is Todd Rundgren: 68 Record productionsread more »

Talk Loud
Price: $15.00
Artist: Shy Boys
Description:

On their third full-length album, the Kansas City quintet push themselves artistically at nearly every turn, crafting 11 songs that explore new instrumentation, intric ... 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 »

Calliope
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Bookends
Description:

The Bookends’ “Calliope” is like an amusement ride for your heart and soul.&nbs ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Volume 3
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Chris White Experience
Description:

“Volume Three” of The Chris White Experience spans songs recorded between 1969-2019, and is the third in a multi-CD collection covering Chris’ career between the dissolution of the original Zombies up to the curre ... read more »

In Search Of The Family Gredunza
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dupont Circles
Description:

Thirty years in the making and it is finally here.  Canada’s The Beautiful Music has finally released the long-anticipated debut album ... read more »

Second Album
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Empty Hearts
Description:

The sophomore release from this terrific guitar pop supergroup that features drummer Clem Burke (Blondie), guitarist Elliot Easton (The Cars), bassist Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings) and singer ... read more »

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 »

Myraid
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lovetones
Description: Matthew J. Tow and The Lovetones return with their newest masterpiece of indie-psych!  “read more »

Sex Crazy
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Lurkers
Description:

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

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

Almost Night (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Palisades
Description:

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

Smiling Lessons
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

The time has finally come for the release of the latest sonic delight from indie rock power pop outfit read more »

The Shivvers
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Shivvers
Description:

Untouchable early '80s Power Pop from Milwaukee’s favorite cult power pop quintet The Shivvers!  They only released one 45 during their existence (“Teenline”), but ... read more »

Radio Sounds
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Speedways
Description:

"Radio Sounds" is the follow up of their highly acclaimed debut album, 2018’s "Just Another Regular Summer".  It is all you need when you love guitar driven infectious pop music with the knack of early punk on B ... read more »

March to the Tune
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Sterling Loons
Description: For their 2010 Kool Kat debut, we bet that prior to creating this record, Eamon Nordquist and mates raided someone's very kool record collection ("Pebbles", "Nuggets", "Rubble", and "Boulders" volumes had to have been in there) to have come up with a gem that's very heavily steeped in the tradition of late-60's influenced g ... read more »

Pack Up Your Shadows + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description: JOINT RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK/FDR LABELS!!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 »

Land Of Sensations & Delights: Psych Pop Sounds Of White Whale Records (1965-1970)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

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

“The Seventh Wave” represents the second entry in the series to collect Big Stir’s weekly Digital Singles issued during the Pandemic Era.  The collection showcases the artists of the global pop rock community, ... 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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