Another week rolls by and another week’s worth of stock has been pumped into the shop by our lovely team of nerds. This week the blog will feature Slayer, Joy Division, Palace, Unkle and loads more. Let’s get cracking:
Slayer, Repentless, limited edition box set with picture disc, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. On Nuclear Blast from 2015. The other titles included in the set are as follows: Repentless CD, Live At Wacken Blu-Ray 2014, Making Of Repentless Blu-Ray, Repentless LP, Live At Wacken DVD 2014, Making of Repentless DVD, Live At Wacken CD 2014. Also includes a poster and 12″ photo cards.
Mike Cooper, Do I Know You?, rare UK first pressing from 1970 on the Dawn label in a gate-fold sleeve.
Vaughan Thomas, Vaughan Thomas, rare UK original pressing on Jam Records from 1972. This is Thomas’ only release that he made when he was just 24. This album is a melodic pop-gem with some psychedelic undertones, produced by Mike Batt.
Joy Division, Atmosphere, UK Factory Records original 12″ from 1980. It’s the black vinyl version but does come with UK printed on the bottom rear sleeve. It features the tracks Atmosphere and She’s Lost Control. This started out as a French single but was re-released on Factory following Ian Curtis’ death just two months after the release of Atmosphere only with a different b-side.
Palace Music, Viva Last Blues, UK pressing on Domino from 1995. Comes with a bonus 7″ and poster featuring a painting by Cynthia Kirkwood, the cover art is by Dianne Bellino. As with most Palace related releases, Will Oldham’s brother Ned appears on this album and it was produced by Steve Albini. The 7″ features the tracks Black/Rich Tune and “You Have Cum In Your Hair And Your Dick Is Hanging Out” (alt. version).
Big Black, Sound Of Impact, UK Not records pressing from 1986. This was a limited edition release, it’s unnumbered but does come with the photo booklet. This release is an official live bootleg. I couldn’t find any of the single tracks from this album but you can stream the whole thing on YouTube if you like. Anyway, here’s one of my favourite Big Black tracks.
Andy Stott, We Stay Together, double 12″ release with six tracks [Submission, Posers, Bad Wires, We Stay Together (Part One), Cherry Eye, Cracked] and is on Modern Love from 2011. Andy Stott is a Manchester-based producer who has released four albums through Modern Love, he also records under the name Andrea.
UNKLE, End Titles… Stories For Film, sealed, double LP copy of this 2008 release on Surrender All. This album features collaborations with Josh Homme and Black Mountain (among others) and is full of tracks inspired by film, television and computer game soundtracks.
UNKLE, Psyence Fiction, 1998 original UK pressing on Mo Wax with a gate-fold sleeve. This is UNKLE’s debut album and was produced by DJ Shadow, it features collaborations with Richard Ashcroft, Thom Yourke, Cool G Rap and Mike D (among others). There are a huge amount of samples used in this album, you could probably make some kind of drinking game but who’s got the time…
Kerr, Back At Ya, 1984 electro boogie release on Tra-San Records, features a Club Mix and Instrumental. This track was sampled in 2004 by Michael Grat on his track The Weekend, I say sampled, it’s basically just the same track with
awful different vocals.
Various Artists, Psychemagik: Magik Sunrise, 2013 double LP compilation of psychedelic, leftfield, ambient, prog and disco on Leng. This is a limited edition release complied by Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney of Psychemagik. Together they’ve made four compilations in the Magik series and all of them are bangers. This comp has tracks from the likes of Walter Hawkins, Iasos, George Oban, Cherubin and Jeff Liberman (among others). Here’s a mix that was… mixed? to promote this release.
Funk, Inc., Superfunk, US pressing of this 1973 album on Prestige. Produced, arranged and conducted by David Axelrod and features Jackie Kelso and George Bohanon on brass.
As always, a playlist version of all the tracks featured on this week’s blog can be found here. Or on our YouTube channel.