RSD Black Friday!

It’s BLACK FRIDAY on the 28th. 😎🥳We’ll be stocking lot’s of the limited RSD releases that are released on that day. All should be available from 6pm that evening via our Discogs page; https://www.discogs.com/user/CasbahRecords. Either place an order online or contact us direct. If your ordering direct we can put by till the next Wednesday when we re-open. Here’s a list of artists we’ll be stocking; UNCLE TUPELO BANGLES, HIGH PULP, NANCY & LEE, FRED NEIL, SUN ))), HERBIE HANCOCK, LOU REED X two titles, JARVIS COCKER X two titles, GEORGE HARRISON, VINCE GARULDI, JONATHAN WILSON, PETE ROCK, THE EDITORS, CHRIS CORNEL, THE WEEKEND, U2, COMET IS COMING, NORA JONES, BEASTIE BOYS, MAGNETIC FIELDS< COREY TAYLOR< MOTERHEAD< MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE< NICK CAVE< HANK WILLIAMS< MICK FLEETWOOD< PUSCIFER< OL’ DIRTY BASTARD plus STUDIO ONE comp. It’s a tasty world..😋😋

#loverecordstores ‘Independent albums of the year’

#loverecordstores launches Inaugural ‘Independent Albums Of The Year’ Initiative

List Announced on December 3rd – New, Vinyl Exclusives Available to Buy & Pre-Order instore & Online on December 5th London, November 24th 2020 – #loverecordstores, the campaign launched earlier this year to raise awareness of the challenges faced by record stores during the COVID-19 pandemic is launching a new initiative; the inaugural ‘independent Albums of the Year’ list.This new campaign is aimed primarily at the UK’s wider independent music sector, including artists and record labels, in time for the last quarter of 2020 , a crucial time in the run up to the all-important Christmas period. The #loverecordstores ‘Independent Albums of the Year’ list is 2020’s favourite releases from independent labels voted for by a cross section of notable independent record stores including Drift, Resident, Rough Trade, Normans, Piccadilly, Bear Tree, Assai, Banquet, Stranger Than Paradise, Bleep and Monorail among many others. The full list will be unveiled on Thursday 3rd of December. To celebrate the launch , independent record stores across the UK will be making exclusive vinyl pressings of albums included in the list available to buy and pre-order from 6pm on Saturday the 5th of December. #loverecordstores started life as a social media campaign with a huge range of artists including Elton John, Paul Weller and Kae Tempest to name only a few and the wider music community uniting under the hashtag to encourage music fans to continue shopping online while stores were shuttered during the lockdown. The #loverecordstores campaign culminated in a hugely successful, day-long event on 20th June featuring over 130 independent record stores, which saw dozens of new and re-issued vinyl releases from the likes of Oasis, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys among many others being made available to music fans and over £1m in revenue generated. To complement the day, which had Tim Burgess as its Ambassador, #loverecordstores also organised the world’s biggest online instore event featuring live performances, DJ sets, interviews, readings and more from a wide range of artists such as Fontaines DC, Craig David, Circa Waves, John Grant, Black Pumas and many more, curated by a number of the world’s best-known independent labels including Play It Again Sam, Rough Trade, Partisan Records, Secretly Group, Domino, Ninja Tune, XL Recordings, 4AD, Warp, Heavenly Recordings, Transgressive, Mute, and Bella Union among others.The #loverecordstores campaign has shone a spotlight on the work of the wider independent community of record shops, labels & fans who have supported each other and their artists at a time when so many of their traditional marketing and engagement opportunities such as live shows have not been possible.Jason Rackham , UK Managing Director of [PIAS] and co-founder of #loverecordstores said, “As we head into the winter months it is clear that record stores face a challenging end to the year. We hope and believe that this celebration of the year’s best independent music will help to support the record stores and remind people to continue to support this vital sector of our industry.”Instagram @LoveRecordStoresTwitter @LoveRecsStoresFacebook @LoveRecordStoresPlease visit www.loverecordstores.com for more information.

RSD Drop 3, Saturday 24th October

It’s here again. The third and final instalment of RSD will be happening this Saturday 24th October! As usual, we’ve got a great selection of limited releases on offer. Please see below (in no particular order) what we’ve got available:


Eminem, Steven Wilson, Booker. T & the MG’s, Various – Double Whammy (Psych/Garage), Calexico, Various – Strum & Thrum American Jangle 83-87, Various – Blue Beat 60s Years, Frank Zappa, Mark Knopfler (Metroland), Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Rory Gallager, Down ‘N’ Outz EP, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, JJ. Johnson/Kai Winding, Inhaler, Beck/St. Vincent, Austin Powers, Menswear, London Suede, Humble Pie, Pineapple Thief, The Who, Frankie & the Witch, Geraint Watkins, Snoop Dogg, Virgin Suicides, Lou Reed & John Cale, Alice Cooper, Dexter Gordon, UFO, Skid Row, Keith Richards, Specials, Miles Davis, Cheap Tricks, The Lemonheads, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Yann Tiersen, Jessie Baylin, Bardo Pond, Tony Joe White and Toto!


A few more titles still to arrive. We’ll be opening at 10.30am as usual. Normal rules apply, first come first served. Feel free to email if there’s something you’re interested in that’s not on our list. Good luck, and see you down the front!

ANNOUNCEMENT RE. RSD SEPTEMBER DROP

💔 ANNOUNCEMENT RE. RSD SEPTEMBER DROP 💔

Unfortunately, due to distribution issues, we have not received any RSD stock of the McCartney I, Daft Punk, Rolling Stones 10″, Black Crowes, and the Hackers soundtrack.We are very sorry to have to break this news to you, we’re as disappointed as you are! 💔

RSD Drop 2, 26th September 2020

💔 ANNOUNCEMENT RE. RSD SEPTEMBER DROP 💔Unfortunately, due to distribution issues, we have not received any RSD stock of the McCartney I, Daft Punk, Rolling Stones 10″, Black Crowes, and the Hackers soundtrack.We are very sorry to have to break this news to you, we’re as disappointed as you are! 💔

Good morning pop pickers! We’ll be taking part in the September RSD event. We’ll be opening at the normal time of 10.30am. The usual rules apply and we’ll be operating on a first come first served basis. Not everything has arrived at this time of writing but the following titles should be available on the day; Angelo Badalamenti (Twin peaks), Wedding Present, Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, Tron (soundtrack), Roger Waters, Ellie Goulding, Black crowes, Mikey dread, Charlie Mingus, Dave Pike, T.V Personalities, Nas, Ole Dirty Bastard, Notorious B.I.G, Various ‘Behind the dykes (Dutch Psych), Various; ‘Psyche France Vol 6’, Clint Eastwood & general Saint, Mark Snow (the X.Files), The Doors, The Replacements, Ramones, F.mac, Erasure, Hank Williams, ‘Wilcovered’, Two Tone; ‘Dance Craze’ & ‘This Are Two Tone’, Hotrats, Yardbirds, Durutti Column, Feminne Complex, Nativity In Black,( Black Sabbath Covers), ‘Serpico’ soundtrack, The Residents, Don Cherry, Snapped Ankles, Lee Fields, Johnny Thunders, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Currensy, Murs & 9th Wonder, Bill Evans, Human race, Willie Tee, The Live band, Gray, Mickey & The Soul.., T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, The King James, Tommy Mcgee. That’s it as it stands but there might be some late arrivals so feel free to ask if there’s a particular title you’re interested in. See you down the front! 😃👍

RSD Releases list at Casbah Records

Here we have our list of titles which we have ordered for the RSD ‘drops’ this year. We expect to get at least one of every title, but please note that there may be instances where a title has been cancelled or moved to a subsequent ‘drop’., or may not have arrived in time for the day. Please be aware of the release date for these titles, as there are three ‘drop’s for RSD this year: 29th August, 26th September, and 24th October.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if there is something specific that you are looking for!

Release DateArtistTitleLabelFormat
29th August3 Pieces, TheIwishcan WilliamRogue Cat Resounds12″
29th AugustAcid Mothers TempleNam Myo Ho Ren Ge KyoSpace Age RecordingsDouble LP
29th AugustAl GreenGreen Is BluesFat Possum12″
26th SeptemberAlfredo Linares Y Su SonoraYo Traigo BoogalooVampisoulLP
24th OctoberAlice CooperLive From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow, Feb 19, 1982Rhino Warner2 x 140g Black vinyl album.
29th AugustAlison LimerickWhere Love LivesArista12″
29th AugustAmorphous Androgynous, TheA Monstrous Psychedelic BubbleFSOL DigitalLP
29th AugustAnoushka ShankarLove LettersMercury KX1LP
29th AugustArt BrutModern ArtAlcopop!7″
29th AugustAsha PuthliAsha PuthliMr BongoLP
29th AugustBamboos, TheTwenty Years 2000-2020Tru Thoughtsx2 gatefold 7″
29th AugustBand Of PainA Clockwork OrangeDirter PromotionsLP
24th OctoberBardo PondOn The EllipseFire Records2LP
29th AugustBarry DransfieldBarry DransfieldGlass ModernLP
29th AugustBastilleAll This Bad BloodVEMI2LP
29th AugustBBC Radiophonic Workshop, TheFour Albums 1968 – 1978Silva Screen6CD
24th OctoberBeck, St.VincentNo Distraction / Uneventful DaysCapital USLIMITED 7″
29th AugustBen Watt with Robert WyattSummer Into WinterCherry Red12″
29th AugustBert JanschLive In ItalyEarth Recordings2LP
29th AugustBiffy ClyroThe Modern Lepper / Modern LoveWarner Records Label7″ White Vinyl
29th AugustBig Moon, TheRecord Store Day Exclusive / Live To VinylFiction Records12″
29th AugustBlack Keys, TheLet’s RockNonesuch2x Black LP
29th AugustBlack SabbathEvil Woman / Wicked World & Paranoid / The WizardBMGDouble 7” Picture Disc
29th AugustBMX BanditsC86Glass ModernYellow LP
29th AugustBob JamesOnce Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio SessionsResonance RecordsLP
29th AugustBob MarleyRedemption SongUMC12″ Clear colour
29th AugustBobby Moore / Sweet Music(Call Me Your) Anything Man / I Get LiftedSoul Brother Records12″
29th AugustBobby ParkerSoul Of The BluesRhythm And BluesLP
29th AugustBrian EnoRams: Original Soundtrack AlbumUMC/UMC1LP White Vinyl
29th AugustCat StevensBut I Might Die TonightUMC / Island7″ Single – light blue
29th AugustCharlatans UK, TheThe Charlatans UK v.The Chemical BrothersBeggars BanquetLP 12″ Transparent Yellow Vinyl
29th AugustCharlatans, TheLive It Like You Love ItUMC/Island2LP Transparent Orange
29th AugustCharli XCXVroom VroomAtlantic1 x 140gm Coloured Vinyl
29th AugustCharlie ParkerJazz At Midnight: Live at the Howard TheatreUMe/Blue Note1 LP color
29th AugustChemical Brothers, TheSurrenderVEMI12″
29th AugustCherry GhostLive at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge – January 25 2015.Heavenly Recordings12″ Double Vinyl
29th AugustChet BakerMr.B.Tidal Waves MusicLP
29th AugustChristine and the QueensLa Vita Nuova: Sequences 2 et 3Because Music2 x 7”
29th AugustChristy MooreProsperousTara Music (division of Universal Music Ireland)LP
26th SeptemberClint Eastwood & General SaintStop That Train / Stop That Train b/w Talk About RunGreensleeves Records7 -Inch glow in the dark disc
29th AugustCradleThe HistoryModern HarmonicLP
29th AugustCraig FinnAll These Perfect CrossesPartisanLPx2
29th AugustCure, TheBloodflowersUMC/Polydor2LP Pic Disc
29th AugustCure, TheSeventeen SecondsUMC/Polydor1LP Picture Disc
29th AugustDamned, TheEvil Spirits3RD Party12 Inch Trans Green
29th AugustDavid BowieChangesNowBowieParlophone1LP, single sleeve with full colour inner.
29th AugustDavid BowieChangesNowBowieParlophone1CD Digipack
29th AugustDavid BowieI’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) (STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL)Parlophone2LP widespine 2 inner sleeves.
29th AugustDavid BowieI’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) (STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL)Parlophone2CD Digipack
29th AugustDavy GrahamThe Holly KaleidoscopeDeccaLP
29th AugustDelines, TheThe ImperialDecorLP
29th AugustDenzel CurryBulls On Parade / I Against ILoma Vista Recordings7″ (double A side)
29th AugustDetroit Cobras, TheFeel GoodWild Honey Records7″ one side
29th AugustDevil’s WitchesGuns, Drugs and Filthy PicturesMajestic Mountain Records10″
29th AugustD-MobWe Call It Acieeed (Remixes)London Records12″
29th AugustDoctor WhoDoctor Who – The MassacreDemon Records2LP x 180g ‘Parisian Blaze’ heavyweight Vinyl
29th AugustDoctors Of MadnessDark TimesMolecular ScreamLP
26th SeptemberDon ShinnDeparturesSUNBEAMLP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / 7″ / 12 PAGE BOOKLET
26th SeptemberDon ShinnTemples with ProphetsSUNBEAMLP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / 7″ / 12 PAGE BOOKLET
26th SeptemberDoors, TheThe Soft Parade: Doors Only MixRhino Elektra1 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.
29th AugustDr.JohnRemediesGet On DownLP
29th AugustDUNE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)DUNE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)JackpotLP
29th AugustDuran DuranA Diamond In MindearMUSICPink 2LP
29th AugustDurutti ColumnVini Reilly + Womad LiveFactory Benelux2XLP + 7″
26th SeptemberDurutti Column, TheIdiot SavantsDemon RecordsLP x 180g heavyweight White Vinyl
29th AugustElton JohnElton JohnMercury/UMC2LP transparent purple vinyl
29th AugustEmerson Lake and PalmerLive at Waterloo Concert Field, Stanhope, New Jersey 1992BMG1LP – “flame” coloured vinyl
26th SeptemberErasureBlue SavannahMute12″ EP – blue vinyl
Indie exclusive 10.7.20Ex, TheAll Corpses Smell The SameSUPERIOR VIADUCT7″
29th AugustEzra CollectiveSamuel L. Riddim / Dark Side RiddimEnter The Jungle12″
29th AugustFall, The[Austurbæjarbíó] – Reykjavík Live 1983Cherry Red2LP
29th AugustFall, TheCerebral Caustic – 25th Anniversary EditionDemon RecordsLP x 180g Bonkers splatter-effect heavyweight vinyl
29th AugustFallen AngelsParadise LostSUNBEAMDOUBLE LP / HAND NUMBERED GATEFOLD SLEEVE / BOOKLET / REPRO A3 POSTER
29th AugustFeederFeeling A MomentEcho10″ single – splatter vinyl
29th AugustFela Ransome Kuti & his Highlife RakersFela’s First – The Complete 1959 Melodisc SessionCadillac Records10″
29th AugustField MusicMeasureMemphis IndustriesDouble LP colour
29th AugustFraternityLivestockReel Music12″ LP
29th AugustFuture Sound Of LondonCascade 2020FSOL DigitalLP
29th AugustFuture Sound Of London, ThePapua New Guinea (Andrew Weatherall Mix)(Edit)/Stolen DocumentsJumpin’ & Pumpin’7″
29th AugustFuzztonesLysergic EmanationsEasy ActionLP Picture Disc
29th AugustGary Clark Jr.Pearl Cadillac (Feat Andra Day)Warner Records Label1 x 140g 12″ clear & White vinyl single.
29th AugustGastonMy QueenSoul Brother RecordsLP
29th AugustGemma RayLights Out Zoltar! (redux)Bronzerat12″
29th AugustGene RussellNew DirectionReal Gone MusicLP
29th AugustGiorgio Moroder Ft Kylie MinogueRight Here Right NowGood For You Records12″
29th AugustGirl BandVicar Street LiveRough Trade Records2LP Black
29th AugustGolden EarringRadar Love (7″ + Golden Earring Adapter)MUSIC ON VINYL7″ + GOLDEN EARRING ADAPTER
29th AugustGongLive! At Sheffield 1974 (Green Vinyl)L.M.L.R.DLP
29th AugustGorgon CityRealmVEMI12″ EP
29th AugustGorillazD-SidesParlophone3 x 180Gm Black Vinyl
29th AugustGorillazG-sidesParlophone1 LP black vinyl
24th OctoberGrateful DeadBuffalo 5/9/77RBDO 21715 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.Side 10 etched.
29th AugustGroundhogs, TheSplitFire Records2LP
29th AugustGruff Rhys(Don’t) Welcome The Plague As A Blessing/ The Babelsberg Basement FilesRough Trade RecordsLP Split Coloured Black & White Vinyl
29th AugustGuided By VoicesHold On HopeTVT10″ EP
Indie exclusive 10.7.20Guided by VoicesVampire on TitusScat RecordsLP
29th AugustHaloLet Me Do It / LifeExpansion Records12″
26th SeptemberHank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys with Miss Audrey1951 March Of DimesBMG10″ red vinyl
29th AugustHanterhirSchizophrenia(Sonic Youth)/Dancing out in space (David Bowie)Easy Action7″ Col Vinyl
29th AugustHawkwindQuark, Strangeness & CharmAtomhenge2LP
29th AugustHawkwindAt The BBC 1972Rhino2LP
29th AugustHolger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Jah WobbleA Full CircleGRÖNLAND2×10″ (Triple Gatefold Sleeve – LTD.Edition)
24th OctoberHumble PieOfficial Bootleg Collection Vol 2HNE2LP
29th AugustIvan ContiPoison Fruit (Special edition)Far Out RecordingsLP + 7″ (Grey “splattered” Vinyl- both coloured)
29th AugustJackie Stoudemire, Al StewartDancingTAP Records12″
29th AugustJenny leeI’m So Tired / Some Things Last A LongtimeCaroline12″
29th AugustJethro TullStormwatch 2Rhino1 LP black vinyl
29th AugustJoan BibiloniSelected Works 1982 to
1989
NuNorthern Soul12″ EP
29th AugustJohn LennonInstant Karma! (2020 Ultimate Mixes)USMBlack 7″ Single
29th AugustJohn Massoni & Sonic BoomThe Sundowner SessionsSpace Age RecordingsArmy Green coloured heavyweight 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP
29th AugustJosephine FosterThis Coming GladnessFire RecordsLP
29th AugustJudas PriestBritish SteelCMGx2 LP Vinyl
29th AugustJuliette GrecoJolie Mome:La Muse De Saint Germain Des PresPoppydisc2XLP
29th AugustJungle BrothersBecause I Got it Like That / I’ll House YouIdlers7″
29th Augustk.d.langAngel with A LariatWarner Records Label1 x 140g 12″ Red vinyl album.
29th Augustk.d.langDragWarner Records Label2 x 140g 12″ Clear & Black vinyl album.Side 4 etched.
29th AugustKeaneNight TrainUMC/Island1LP – Orange vinyl
29th AugustKeith Cross & Peter RossBored CiviliansDeccaLP
24th OctoberKeith RichardsHate It When You Leave b/w Key To The HighwayBMG / Mindless Records7″ red vinyl with gatefold packaging.
29th AugustKevin MorbyOh Mon Dieu: Live à ParisDead Oceans2xLP
29th AugustKinks, TheThe Kink KroniklesBMG

BMG
2LP – red vinyl
29th AugustKirsty MacCollOther People’s Hearts – B-Sides 1988-1989Demon RecordsLP x 180g Clear heavyweight Vinyl
29th AugustKuumba-Toudie HeathKawaidaReel Music12″ LP
29th AugustLeaf Library, TheAbout MineralsWhere Its At Is Where You AreLP
29th AugustLee Perry & Black Ark PlayersGuidanceVP Records12″ Picture disc
29th AugustLee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Daniel Boyle.Feat Max RomeoHorror ZoneUpsetter12″ Crystal Clear
29th AugustLinton Kwesi JohnsonBass Culture / LKJ In DubUMC/Island2LP – Green/Red vinyl
29th AugustLoleatta HollowayCry To MeTidal Waves MusicLP
29th AugustLoopSevensReactor3X7″ BOXSET
29th AugustLothar & The Hand PeopleMachines: Amherst 1969Modern HarmonicCD
29th AugustLothar and The Hand PeopleMachines: Amherst 1969Modern HarmonicLP
29th AugustLovely Eggs, TheI Am Moron (RSD Special Edition)Egg RecordsNeon Pink Vinyl – LP
29th AugustLuiz Eca Y Familia SagradaLa Nueva Onda Del BrasilVinilisssimoLP
29th AugustMac DemarcoOther Here Comes the Cowboy DemosMacs Record LabelLP
29h AugustMadnessWork, Rest & Play EP – 40th anniversary editionUnion Square Music / BMG2 x 7″ – gatefold sleeve
29th AugustMagic Numbers, TheThe Magic NumbersHeavenly RecordingsCrystal Clear 2LP + 7”
29th AugustMagnumFully LoadedPhoenixLP
29th AugustManic Street PreachersDone & DustedCMG12″ Vinyl
29th AugustMansunThe Dead Flowers RejectKscopeLP
29th AugustMarc Bolan & T.RexShadowheadDemon Records
29th AugustMarika HackmanAny Human FriendVEMI10″
29th AugustMeatloafBat Out Of Hell II: Back Into HellUMC / Virgin EMI2LP Pic Disc
29th AugustMellow CandleSwaddling SongsDeram/DeccaLP
29th AugustMembranesKiss Ass GodheadGlass ModernPink LP
29th AugustMetronomyMetronomy Forever RemixesBecause Music12″
29th AugustMetronomy & Clara LucianiLa Baie / La GrenadeBecause Music7″ White
29th AugustMichel LegrandJAZZ ON FILM…Michel Legrand – The New Wave era best ofMoochin’ About12″
29th AugustMilton NascimentoUltimo TremFar Out RecordingsDouble LP (Red Coloured Vinyl)
29th AugustMinnie RipertonLes Fleur / Oh By The WaySelector Series7″
29th AugustMorrisseyHoney, You Know Where To Find MeBMG10″ single – transparent photo-vinyl
29th AugustMotörheadAce Of SpadesBMGShaped 7″ pic disc
29th AugustMungo’s Hi Fi, Ft.Marina P, Dennis Alcapone & Tippa IrieThe Beat Goes SKA!Scotch Bonnet Records7″
29th AugustMurder Capital, TheLive from London: The Dome, Tufnell ParkHuman Season Records12″ LP (45 rpm)
29th AugustMushGreat Artisanal FormatsMemphis Industries7″
26th SeptemberNasGod’s SonGet On Down2LP
29th AugustNazarethLove Hurts / This Flight TonightSalvo10″ single – orange vinyl
29th AugustNew Clarence Reid, TheCadillac Annie b/w Tired BloodPhil-LA of Soul7″
29th AugustNew OrderThe John Peel Session 1982Rhino12″ SINGLE
29th AugustNick MasonSee Emily Play / Vegetable ManLegacy12″ Vinyl
26th SeptemberNotorious B.I.G.It Was All A DreamRhino9 Lp Set
24th OctoberObsessed, TheIncarnate (Ultimate Edition)Blues FuneralCD
24th OctoberObsessed, TheIncarnate (Ultimate Edition)Blues FuneralDLP
29th AugustOcean Colour SceneOne From The ModernUMC/Island2LP Green Vinyl
29th AugustOperation IvyEnergyEpitaphLP
29th AugustOpethOrchid3RD Party2LP 140 Gram, Pink Marble Swirl
29th AugustOST:
The Godfather
The GodfatherSilva Screen7″
24th OctoberOST: Austin Powers in GoldmemberAustin Powers in GoldmemberMaverick1 x 140g 12″ Gold vinyl album.
24th OctoberOST: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me OSTAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me OSTMaverick1 x 140g 12″ Tan vinyl album.
29th AugustOST: Dracula / The Curse of FrankensteinDracula / The Curse of Frankenstein (Hammer Horror)Silva Screen2LP
29th AugustOST: Henri Crolla & Andre HodeirJazz On Film…Moochin’ About12″
29th AugustOST: Hitchhikers Guide To the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Albums3LP x 180g heavyweight Translucent Vogon Green, Magrathean Blue and Pangalactic Purple vinyl
29th AugustOST: Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) & Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)FuktronicMUSIC ON VINYL1LP
29th AugustOST: Monty PythonHoly GrailUMC / Virgin EMI1LP Pic Disc
29th AugustOST: The Last MovieDennis Hopper’s ‘The Last Movie’Earth RecordingsLP
24th OctoberOST: The TurningThe Turning: Kate’s DiaryMUSIC ON VINYL1LP
24th OctoberOST: The Virgin SuicidesThe Virgin SuicidesRyko Rhino1 x 140g 12″ Pink & Red vinyl album.
29th AugustPale SaintsMrs Dolphin4ADLP Black and Green Marbled Vinyl
29th AugustPastels, TheAdvice to the Graduate/Ship to ShoreDomino7″
29th AugustPaul Hardcastle19: The MixesChrysalis Records12″ Black LP
26th SeptemberPaul McCartneyMcCartney 1Capitol / UMe1LP Half-Speed
29th AugustPennywiseThe FuseEpitaphLP
29th AugustPeter BruntnellNormal For BridgwaterLoose12″
29th AugustPhillip GlassThe EssentialMUSIC ON VINYL4LP Box Set
29th AugustPiero Piccioni , Armando Trovajoli, Carlo Rustichelli, Nini RotaJAZZ ON FILM…Marcello Mastroianni – music from his classic Itallian filmsMoochin’ About12″
29th AugustPigbagDr Heckle & Mr JiveCall of The Void2LP
29th AugustPink FloydArnold Layne (Live at Syd Barrett Tribute, 2007)Warner Records LabelBlack vinyl 7″ one side etched
29th AugustPogues, TheAt The BBC 1984Rhino1LP – Single sleeve with poly lined inner bag.
29th AugustPretendersLive! At The Paradise Theater, Boston 1980Rhino Warner1 x 140g 12″ Red vinyl album.
29th AugustPrimal ScreamLoadedCMG12″ Single
29th AugustRAH Band, TheProducers ChoiceAtjazz Record Company2LP
26th SeptemberRamonesIt’s Alive IIRhino Warner2 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.Side 4 etched.
29th AugustRavi ShankarChants Of IndiaBMG / Dark Horse Records2LP – gatefold vinyl
29th AugustRaw MaterialRaw MaterialSUNBEAMDOUBLE LP / HAND NUMBERED GATEFOLD SLEEVE / BOOKLET / REPRO A3 POSTER
29th AugustRefusedNot Fit For Broadcasting (Live At The BBC)3RD PartyUltra-Clear 12 Inch
26th SeptemberReplacements, TheThe Complete Inconcerated LiveRhino Warner3 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.
26th SeptemberResidents, TheIcky FlixNew Ralph2LP
29th AugustRobert ParkerI Caught You In A LieNola7″
29th AugustRobynRobynUMC/Island2LP Coloured vinyl
24th OctoberRolling Stones, TheMetamorphosisUMC/ABKCO1LP
29th AugustRoxy MusicRoxy Music – The Steven Wilson Stereo MixUMC/Virgin EMI1LP
29th AugustRoy RedmondAin’t that terrible / A Change Is Gonna ComeHarlem Shuffle7″
29th AugustSandie ShawReviewing the SituationUMC / Virgin EMI2LP
29th AugustSarathy KorwarOtherlandThe Leaf Label12″
29th AugustShakespears SisterYou’re History (Remixes) [RSD 2020]London Records12″
29th AugustShakespears Sister#3Do Yourself In2LP
29th AugustShirley Collins & Davy GrahamFolk Roots, New RoutesDeccaLP
29th AugustSir Joe Quarterman & Free SoulSir Joe Quarterman & Free SoulMr BongoLP
24th OctoberSkid RowSlave to the GrindRhino Custom Products2 x 180g 12″ Red vinyl album.ROG.
29th AugustSlintBreadcrumb Trail b/w Good Morning, CaptainTouch & Go12″ single
29th AugustSlowdiveSlowdiveMUSIC ON VINYL12″ EP
29th AugustSo Solid Crew21 Seconds EPUMC/Craft RecordingsUltra-Clear Vinyl 12″
29th AugustSoft Boys, TheI Wanna Destroy You / Near The Soft Boys (40th Anniversary Edition)Yep Roc Records2×7″ Gatefold
29th AugustSpacemen 3Threebie 3Space Age RecordingsSingle vinyl LP
24th OctoberSpecials, TheDubsTwo Tone Records10 Single
29th AugustSpectrumForever AlienSpace Age RecordingsDouble LP
29th AugustStatus QuoMa Kelly’s Greasy SpoonSanctuaryLP – “fried egg” vinyl
29th AugustSteve EarleTimes Like These / It’s About BloodNew West Records7″
29th AugustSuedeSee You In The Next LifeDemon RecordsLP x 180g Red heavyweight Vinyl
29th AugustSugarhill GangSugarhill GangMUSIC ON VINYL1LP
24th OctoberSumyFunkin’ In Your MindMUSIC ON VINYL12″
29th AugustSun RaEgypt ’71Strut5xLP box set
29th AugustSupergrassCaught By The FuzzEcho10″ Single – recycled/coloured/speckled vinyl
29th AugustSweet Inspirations, TheThe Sweet InspirationsReel Music12″ LP
29th AugustTal RossGiant ShirleyTidal Waves Music2XLP
29th AugustTangerine DreamPhaedra – Tangerine VinylUMC/Virgin EMI2LP
26th SeptemberTegan And SaraTonight We’re In The Dark Seeing ColorsWarner Records Label1 x 140g 12″ Violet & Black Splatter vinyl album.
29th AugustTelescopes,TheAltered PerceptionSpace Age RecordingsDouble LP
26th SeptemberTelevision PersonalitiesSome Kind of Happiness: Singles 1995-1999Fire Records2LP
29th AugustTerry EdwardsStop Trying To Sell Me Back My PastSartorial Records2LP
29th AugustTerry HallHomeHeavenly Recordings12″
29th AugustThe TheI WANT 2 B UCineola7″
24th OctoberThin LizzyChinatownUMC/Mercury2LP
29th AugustThrowing MusesPurgatory/ParadiseFire Records2LP
29th AugustTimeless LegendSynchronizedExpansion RecordsLP
29th AugustTito PuenteDance Mania! (Volumes 1 & 2)Poppydisc2XLP
29th AugustTom Tom ClubGenius Of Live 2020Nacional RecordsLP
29th AugustTyler The CreatorCherry BombLegacyx2 LP Vinyl
29th AugustTyrannosaurus RexUnicornUMC / Polydor1LP Coloured vinyl
29th AugustU211 O’Clock Tick TockUMC4 track 12″ EP
24th OctoberUFOLive In Youngstown ’78Chrysalis Records12″ Double Vinyl
29th AugustUltravoxSleepwalk 2020 Stereo MixChrysalis Records12″ Clear Vinyl
29th AugustValentines, The1967-1970Demon RecordsLP x 180g ‘Peculiar’ Black & White heavyweight Vinyl
24th OctoberVarious ArtistsThe Blue Beat Label 60 Year Celebration AlbumThe Blue Beat LabelLP 1 x 12″ LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL.
29th AugustVarious ArtistsThe Blues SceneClassics & Jazz UK2LP
29th AugustVarious ArtistsPin-Up GirlsVinyl PassionLP Coloured vinyl
29th AugustVarious ArtistsSoul Jazz Records Presents Studio One 007 – Licenced to SkaSoul Jazz Records7″ box set
29th AugustVarious ArtistsSoul Jazz Records Presents Studio One RockersSoul Jazz RecordsLP
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsDance CrazeTwo Tone RecordsLP
29th AugustVarious ArtistsBrazil 45s Boxset/curated by DJ FormatMr Bongo5 x 7″ Clamshell Boxset
29th AugustVarious ArtistsFlowMercury KXLP Coloured
29th AugustVarious ArtistsChampion ClassicsChampion Records6 x 12″ Box set
29th AugustVarious ArtistsKiss Kiss Bang BangWhere Its At Is Where You Are2 x 7″
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsBehind The Dykes – Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964 – 1972 (2Lp)MUSIC ON VINYL2LP
29th AugustVarious ArtistsThe Beat SceneClassics & Jazz UK2LP
29th AugustVarious ArtistsThe Rock And Roll SceneClassics & Jazz UK2LP
29th AugustVarious ArtistsThe Girls SceneClassics & Jazz UK2LP
29th AugustVarious ArtistsThe Ska (From Jamaica)Trojan1LP
26th SeptemberVarious ArtistsHi Tide GrooveFat Possum12″
29th AugustVarious ArtistsSoul Jazz Records Presents…Brazilian Funk Power – Brazilian Funk & Samba SoulSoul Jazz Records7″ box set
26th OctoberVarious ArtistsThis Are Two ToneTwo Tone RecordsLP
26th SeptemberVarious Artists – A Mikey Dread ProductionHis Imperial MajestyMUSIC ON VINYL10″
29th AugustVaselines/Pooh SticksSplitGlass Modern7″
29th AugustVillagersBecoming A JackalDomino2xLP
29th AugustWake, TheHere Comes EverybodyFactory BeneluxLP + 7″
29th AugustWarmduscherEuropean CowboyThe Leaf Label12″
29th AugustWarsaw PaktNeedle TimeMunsterLP+7″
24th OctoberWho, TheA Quick Live OneThe Monterey International Pop Festival FoundationLP
29th AugustWho, TheOdds and SodsUMC-Polydor2LP – Red /and Yellow
29th AugustWipers, TheIs This Real? (Anniversary Edition: 1980 – 2020)JackpotLP
26th SeptemberWishbone AshLive Dates II (Yellow Vinyl)L.M.L.R.DLP
29th AugustWizz JonesWizz JonesSUNBEAMLP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / INSERT
29th AugustWolfgang Press, TheUnremembered, Remembered4ADLP Red Vinyl
29th AugustWorking Mens ClubMegamixHeavenly Records12” B-side
29th AugustXterminatorEarth Feel ItXterminator7 x 7″ boxset
24th OctoberYann TiersenLagniappe SessionMute12″
26th SeptemberYardbirds, TheRoger The Engineer – Expanded EditionDemon Records2LP x 180g White heavyweight Vinyl
29th AugustZoo, ThePresents Chocolate MooseReel Music12″ LP

Record Store Day 2020!

Casbah Records is pleased to participate in the 2020 edition of RECORD STORE DAY UK on Saturday 29th August!

Opening time 9AM!

Please join us in-store for…

~EXCLUSIVE VINYL RELEASES~

To see the full list of releases, please see the official RSD 2020 website here:
https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-drop-august/

We will be posting our list of stock in the week before on our blog page- stay tuned for regular updates on our facebook page! Get in touch with us if there is anything specific that you are after and we will let you know if we have ordered it in. Please note that this may be subject to change, as the list of releases is being amended and updated regularly. Around 80% of the RSD releases this year will be in the August event. There will also be smaller RSD drops on 26th September and 24th October, more information on this to follow!

~COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION~

As in previous years, we are running an in-store event. We operate on a first-come-first-served basis and are unable to reserve any releases in advance. Our advice is to come down early, join the orderly and socially-distanced queue, and enjoy the good vibes!

We highly recommend that you write a list of RSD titles you would like in advance of your visit, ready to hand over to us at the counter so that we can get these together for you asap!

Safety measures in place and things to consider:

*We will have a maximum of 5 people in the shop at any one time. Please be considerate of other people waiting outside and browse smartly. We don’t want to limit anyone’s browsing time, but if we can help you to find a specific non-RSD title then please do let us know! It gets quieter in the afternoon, so this might be an ideal time to return if you want to browse more leisurely.

*Please remember to wear face masks in the shop

*Please respect social distancing guidelines whilst queuing outside and inside the shop

We look forward to seeing you at Casbah Records for RSD 2020!

‘Missed by the Masses’: Susan James, ‘Sea Glass’

Recorded in 2015 then reissued on vinyl in 2019, Susan James’s ‘Sea Glass’ is a Californian peach of a record which hasn’t reached the audience it deserves. James teamed up with High Llama Sean O’Hagan to help with the musical vision and arrangements and together they produced an absolute gem of a record. Susan herself calls the style a “California hybrid of melodic psychedelic folk rock” and that’s spot on! From the opening track ‘Poseidon’s Daughter’ to ‘Hey Julianne’ we’re treated to some beautiful lilting melodies set against a subtle orchestrated backdrop that I’m sure Brian Wilson would be very happy with. Echoes of The Free Design, The Poppy Family, Laura Nyro and the Beach Boys abound throughout and the harmonies and instrumentation are reminiscent of late 60’s Californian sunshine pop. There’s a limited aquamarine coloured vinyl out there at the moment and I strongly urge you to track down a copy, you won’t be disappointed!

DRACULA AD 1972: “The count is back, with an eye for London’s young blood!”


…So ran the rather lurid tag line from London’s billboards in 1972! The film was initially inspired by the story of the Highgate vampire—a media sensation of the time involving disturbed tombs and grave robbing in Highgate cemetery. Hammer films decided for Christopher Lee’s sixth and penultimate outing as the count that the franchise needed updating to the present. And so, with the help of some young fresh blood in the shapely form of upcoming starlets Stephanie Beacham, Caroline Munroe, and (straight out of ‘Hair’) Marsh Hunt, also ably assisted by Michael Kitchen and Christopher Neame, we have Dracula AD 1972!

The main thrust of the story is this: Neames character Johnny Alucard (Dracula spelled backwards) is a descendant of one of Dracula’s side-kicks from the 19th century. His mission is to bring Dracula back to life and in doing so gaining power and eternal life for himself. It just so happens that the group he latches onto includes Stephanie Beacham’s character Jessica—the latest in the line of Van Helsings. Alucard convinces ‘the group’ that he has a ‘new way’; ‘the ultimate kick’ to shake off this ‘tired scene, man’! …A black mass, no less, in an old abandoned church! This is where it all starts to go horribly wrong for the kids… Various members come a cropper or are ‘turned’ before Jessica’s grandfather, an expert in the occult, gets involved (played by—yes, you guessed it—Peter Cushing). Cushing knows a thing or two about tackling vampires and he soon gets on the trail of Alucard before finishing off the count in time honoured fashion. 

Whilst Hammer purists at the time (and some even now) are decidedly lukewarm about the film, citing its cringe worthy use of hippie speak and blatant attempt to appeal to younger hip audience, for the student of Sixties/Seventies pop culture there’s much to enjoy here! The first scene set in the 20th century features a party with the American band Stoneground (they replaced the Faces who were first choice) playing some funky rock to the assembled ‘kids’ and some rather shocked oldies! There’s some full-on seventies gear on show: hot pants, frilly shirts, crushed velvet, floppy hats… the lot! There’s even the groovy surroundings of the Cavern coffee bar in the Kings Road where the group hang out. This was situated at 372 Kings Road and was still a café up to recent times. Alucad’s flat (72 Hollgate Place in Notting Hill), where he takes Marsha Hunts character Gaynor for some late-night action, is all 70s decadence. And then there’s the music… Mike Vickers of Manfred Mann wrote the score, a funky brass laden gem, plus you have the aforementioned Stoneground, and for the Black Mass scene the far out ‘electric storm in hell’ by Delia Derbyshire’s White Noise can be heard (on reel to reel tape, of course). Best of all though is the dialogue! Christopher Lee was appalled when he read the script and you can see why. However, watching it now there’s a certain period charm to be enjoyed, as long as you like your horror with a large helping of cheese!

Here’s a few choice examples:

Alucard to Gaynor as he puts a record on: “They were really zonked when they made this” 
Gaynor: “yeah, aren’t they always”
 

Alucard at the black mass: “Dig the music, kids”

Van Helsing to the police inspector: “There is a satan” 
Inspector: “Of course, otherwise we wouldn’t need a police force, would we?”.
 

Gaynor: Is this the place Johnny?” 
Alucard: “Yeah, why don’t you drop in for a bite?”

The film has now reached cult status with some fairly prominent fans amongst them, notably horror writer Kim Newman and U.S. director Tim Burton. It’s what most people would describe as ‘so bad, it’s good’ and I can see that. But I adore it! It’s probably up there in my list of top ten films, not just horror films, but all-time greats. A few years ago, I managed to get my DVD copy signed by Caroline Munroe, which was a thrill and, hey, it was released on the 28th of September which is my birthday—That must mean something!

Here’s the trailer:


Update on Record Store Day 2020!

Here’s the latest from the RSD official website:

“29th April 2020: In 2020, the world is a different place. And for that reason, Record Store Day has had to adapt to fit into this different place.

Record Store Day will unfortunately no longer be taking place on June 20th.

Instead, the titles on the RSD 2020 official list will be available from independent record shops (INCLUDING CASBAH RECORDS!) on one of the three following RSD “Drop” Dates: Saturday 29th August, Saturday 26th September and Saturday 24th October.”

To see more and check out the latest info on RSD 2020, visit the RSD website here.