Spring Has Sprung!
Record Store Day was Saturday, April 18, and we offered three exciting releases!
Sessions ’64!! is a collection of Brian Wilson and Jimmy Bowen productions from The Honeys, The Castells, and The Timers; from MC Lyte comes a brand new LP titled Legend; and Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances, Vol. 2 which continues the tradition of last year’s popular release. If you couldn’t make it out, there are copies of all three titles available in our webstore while supplies last.
April 28 brings a sting from The Kingbees with a 35th Anniversary, expanded edition of their acclaimed debut. Get your retro on, and relive the days of great rock and roll with the original album and a flurry of demos and live cuts.
Thank you for being an Omnivore. Andrew Gold’s The Late Show-Live 1978 is a previously unissued live recording of the last set on the last night of his tour for All This And Heaven Too. The set features his hits, plus covers from The Beatles and Chuck Berry demonstrate that he was more than just the mastermind behind the scenes for a number of hits by other artists… Gold was, well, golden!
May brings the first in a series of expanded reissues from The Knack. Zoom appears with 5 bonus tracks on the 19th. Their final two albums follow in the ensuing months: Normal As The Next Guy on June 9 and Live From The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun Houseon July 14.
The Textones are another ’80s band who never got their proper due. We’re remedying that with reissues of their two studio albums, Midnight Mission and Cedar Creek on May 26. Both are loaded with bonus tracks, and have expanded artwork and new liner notes.
In the interim, we’ve moved warehouses and have a new company handling our webstore. While that’s good on its own, we also found some really cool stuff while cleaning out the old place. Yes, warehouse finds really do exist and we’re not yanking your chain! There’s a big sale on the way-things you know, and things we didn’t think we had anymore. You’ll be able to stock up and also pick up things you may have missed the first time around. More on that later…