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 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.
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
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!
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!
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!
|29th August||3 Pieces, The||Iwishcan William||Rogue Cat Resounds||12″|
|29th August||Acid Mothers Temple||Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo||Space Age Recordings||Double LP|
|29th August||Al Green||Green Is Blues||Fat Possum||12″|
|26th September||Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora||Yo Traigo Boogaloo||Vampisoul||LP|
|24th October||Alice Cooper||Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow, Feb 19, 1982||Rhino Warner||2 x 140g Black vinyl album.|
|29th August||Alison Limerick||Where Love Lives||Arista||12″|
|29th August||Amorphous Androgynous, The||A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble||FSOL Digital||LP|
|29th August||Anoushka Shankar||Love Letters||Mercury KX||1LP|
|29th August||Art Brut||Modern Art||Alcopop!||7″|
|29th August||Asha Puthli||Asha Puthli||Mr Bongo||LP|
|29th August||Bamboos, The||Twenty Years 2000-2020||Tru Thoughts||x2 gatefold 7″|
|29th August||Band Of Pain||A Clockwork Orange||Dirter Promotions||LP|
|24th October||Bardo Pond||On The Ellipse||Fire Records||2LP|
|29th August||Barry Dransfield||Barry Dransfield||Glass Modern||LP|
|29th August||Bastille||All This Bad Blood||VEMI||2LP|
|29th August||BBC Radiophonic Workshop, The||Four Albums 1968 – 1978||Silva Screen||6CD|
|24th October||Beck, St.Vincent||No Distraction / Uneventful Days||Capital US||LIMITED 7″|
|29th August||Ben Watt with Robert Wyatt||Summer Into Winter||Cherry Red||12″|
|29th August||Bert Jansch||Live In Italy||Earth Recordings||2LP|
|29th August||Biffy Clyro||The Modern Lepper / Modern Love||Warner Records Label||7″ White Vinyl|
|29th August||Big Moon, The||Record Store Day Exclusive / Live To Vinyl||Fiction Records||12″|
|29th August||Black Keys, The||Let’s Rock||Nonesuch||2x Black LP|
|29th August||Black Sabbath||Evil Woman / Wicked World & Paranoid / The Wizard||BMG||Double 7” Picture Disc|
|29th August||BMX Bandits||C86||Glass Modern||Yellow LP|
|29th August||Bob James||Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions||Resonance Records||LP|
|29th August||Bob Marley||Redemption Song||UMC||12″ Clear colour|
|29th August||Bobby Moore / Sweet Music||(Call Me Your) Anything Man / I Get Lifted||Soul Brother Records||12″|
|29th August||Bobby Parker||Soul Of The Blues||Rhythm And Blues||LP|
|29th August||Brian Eno||Rams: Original Soundtrack Album||UMC/UMC||1LP White Vinyl|
|29th August||Cat Stevens||But I Might Die Tonight||UMC / Island||7″ Single – light blue|
|29th August||Charlatans UK, The||The Charlatans UK v.The Chemical Brothers||Beggars Banquet||LP 12″ Transparent Yellow Vinyl|
|29th August||Charlatans, The||Live It Like You Love It||UMC/Island||2LP Transparent Orange|
|29th August||Charli XCX||Vroom Vroom||Atlantic||1 x 140gm Coloured Vinyl|
|29th August||Charlie Parker||Jazz At Midnight: Live at the Howard Theatre||UMe/Blue Note||1 LP color|
|29th August||Chemical Brothers, The||Surrender||VEMI||12″|
|29th August||Cherry Ghost||Live at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge – January 25 2015.||Heavenly Recordings||12″ Double Vinyl|
|29th August||Chet Baker||Mr.B.||Tidal Waves Music||LP|
|29th August||Christine and the Queens||La Vita Nuova: Sequences 2 et 3||Because Music||2 x 7”|
|29th August||Christy Moore||Prosperous||Tara Music (division of Universal Music Ireland)||LP|
|26th September||Clint Eastwood & General Saint||Stop That Train / Stop That Train b/w Talk About Run||Greensleeves Records||7 -Inch glow in the dark disc|
|29th August||Cradle||The History||Modern Harmonic||LP|
|29th August||Craig Finn||All These Perfect Crosses||Partisan||LPx2|
|29th August||Cure, The||Bloodflowers||UMC/Polydor||2LP Pic Disc|
|29th August||Cure, The||Seventeen Seconds||UMC/Polydor||1LP Picture Disc|
|29th August||Damned, The||Evil Spirits||3RD Party||12 Inch Trans Green|
|29th August||David Bowie||ChangesNowBowie||Parlophone||1LP, single sleeve with full colour inner.|
|29th August||David Bowie||ChangesNowBowie||Parlophone||1CD Digipack|
|29th August||David Bowie||I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) (STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL)||Parlophone||2LP widespine 2 inner sleeves.|
|29th August||David Bowie||I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ’74) (STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL)||Parlophone||2CD Digipack|
|29th August||Davy Graham||The Holly Kaleidoscope||Decca||LP|
|29th August||Delines, The||The Imperial||Decor||LP|
|29th August||Denzel Curry||Bulls On Parade / I Against I||Loma Vista Recordings||7″ (double A side)|
|29th August||Detroit Cobras, The||Feel Good||Wild Honey Records||7″ one side|
|29th August||Devil’s Witches||Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures||Majestic Mountain Records||10″|
|29th August||D-Mob||We Call It Acieeed (Remixes)||London Records||12″|
|29th August||Doctor Who||Doctor Who – The Massacre||Demon Records||2LP x 180g ‘Parisian Blaze’ heavyweight Vinyl|
|29th August||Doctors Of Madness||Dark Times||Molecular Scream||LP|
|26th September||Don Shinn||Departures||SUNBEAM||LP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / 7″ / 12 PAGE BOOKLET|
|26th September||Don Shinn||Temples with Prophets||SUNBEAM||LP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / 7″ / 12 PAGE BOOKLET|
|26th September||Doors, The||The Soft Parade: Doors Only Mix||Rhino Elektra||1 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.|
|29th August||Dr.John||Remedies||Get On Down||LP|
|29th August||DUNE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)||DUNE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)||Jackpot||LP|
|29th August||Duran Duran||A Diamond In Mind||earMUSIC||Pink 2LP|
|29th August||Durutti Column||Vini Reilly + Womad Live||Factory Benelux||2XLP + 7″|
|26th September||Durutti Column, The||Idiot Savants||Demon Records||LP x 180g heavyweight White Vinyl|
|29th August||Elton John||Elton John||Mercury/UMC||2LP transparent purple vinyl|
|29th August||Emerson Lake and Palmer||Live at Waterloo Concert Field, Stanhope, New Jersey 1992||BMG||1LP – “flame” coloured vinyl|
|26th September||Erasure||Blue Savannah||Mute||12″ EP – blue vinyl|
|Indie exclusive 10.7.20||Ex, The||All Corpses Smell The Same||SUPERIOR VIADUCT||7″|
|29th August||Ezra Collective||Samuel L. Riddim / Dark Side Riddim||Enter The Jungle||12″|
|29th August||Fall, The||[Austurbæjarbíó] – Reykjavík Live 1983||Cherry Red||2LP|
|29th August||Fall, The||Cerebral Caustic – 25th Anniversary Edition||Demon Records||LP x 180g Bonkers splatter-effect heavyweight vinyl|
|29th August||Fallen Angels||Paradise Lost||SUNBEAM||DOUBLE LP / HAND NUMBERED GATEFOLD SLEEVE / BOOKLET / REPRO A3 POSTER|
|29th August||Feeder||Feeling A Moment||Echo||10″ single – splatter vinyl|
|29th August||Fela Ransome Kuti & his Highlife Rakers||Fela’s First – The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session||Cadillac Records||10″|
|29th August||Field Music||Measure||Memphis Industries||Double LP colour|
|29th August||Fraternity||Livestock||Reel Music||12″ LP|
|29th August||Future Sound Of London||Cascade 2020||FSOL Digital||LP|
|29th August||Future Sound Of London, The||Papua New Guinea (Andrew Weatherall Mix)(Edit)/Stolen Documents||Jumpin’ & Pumpin’||7″|
|29th August||Fuzztones||Lysergic Emanations||Easy Action||LP Picture Disc|
|29th August||Gary Clark Jr.||Pearl Cadillac (Feat Andra Day)||Warner Records Label||1 x 140g 12″ clear & White vinyl single.|
|29th August||Gaston||My Queen||Soul Brother Records||LP|
|29th August||Gemma Ray||Lights Out Zoltar! (redux)||Bronzerat||12″|
|29th August||Gene Russell||New Direction||Real Gone Music||LP|
|29th August||Giorgio Moroder Ft Kylie Minogue||Right Here Right Now||Good For You Records||12″|
|29th August||Girl Band||Vicar Street Live||Rough Trade Records||2LP Black|
|29th August||Golden Earring||Radar Love (7″ + Golden Earring Adapter)||MUSIC ON VINYL||7″ + GOLDEN EARRING ADAPTER|
|29th August||Gong||Live! At Sheffield 1974 (Green Vinyl)||L.M.L.R.||DLP|
|29th August||Gorgon City||Realm||VEMI||12″ EP|
|29th August||Gorillaz||D-Sides||Parlophone||3 x 180Gm Black Vinyl|
|29th August||Gorillaz||G-sides||Parlophone||1 LP black vinyl|
|24th October||Grateful Dead||Buffalo 5/9/77||RBDO 2171||5 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.Side 10 etched.|
|29th August||Groundhogs, The||Split||Fire Records||2LP|
|29th August||Gruff Rhys||(Don’t) Welcome The Plague As A Blessing/ The Babelsberg Basement Files||Rough Trade Records||LP Split Coloured Black & White Vinyl|
|29th August||Guided By Voices||Hold On Hope||TVT||10″ EP|
|Indie exclusive 10.7.20||Guided by Voices||Vampire on Titus||Scat Records||LP|
|29th August||Halo||Let Me Do It / Life||Expansion Records||12″|
|26th September||Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys with Miss Audrey||1951 March Of Dimes||BMG||10″ red vinyl|
|29th August||Hanterhir||Schizophrenia(Sonic Youth)/Dancing out in space (David Bowie)||Easy Action||7″ Col Vinyl|
|29th August||Hawkwind||Quark, Strangeness & Charm||Atomhenge||2LP|
|29th August||Hawkwind||At The BBC 1972||Rhino||2LP|
|29th August||Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Jah Wobble||A Full Circle||GRÖNLAND||2×10″ (Triple Gatefold Sleeve – LTD.Edition)|
|24th October||Humble Pie||Official Bootleg Collection Vol 2||HNE||2LP|
|29th August||Ivan Conti||Poison Fruit (Special edition)||Far Out Recordings||LP + 7″ (Grey “splattered” Vinyl- both coloured)|
|29th August||Jackie Stoudemire, Al Stewart||Dancing||TAP Records||12″|
|29th August||Jenny lee||I’m So Tired / Some Things Last A Longtime||Caroline||12″|
|29th August||Jethro Tull||Stormwatch 2||Rhino||1 LP black vinyl|
|29th August||Joan Bibiloni||Selected Works 1982 to|
|NuNorthern Soul||12″ EP|
|29th August||John Lennon||Instant Karma! (2020 Ultimate Mixes)||USM||Black 7″ Single|
|29th August||John Massoni & Sonic Boom||The Sundowner Sessions||Space Age Recordings||Army Green coloured heavyweight 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP|
|29th August||Josephine Foster||This Coming Gladness||Fire Records||LP|
|29th August||Judas Priest||British Steel||CMG||x2 LP Vinyl|
|29th August||Juliette Greco||Jolie Mome:La Muse De Saint Germain Des Pres||Poppydisc||2XLP|
|29th August||Jungle Brothers||Because I Got it Like That / I’ll House You||Idlers||7″|
|29th August||k.d.lang||Angel with A Lariat||Warner Records Label||1 x 140g 12″ Red vinyl album.|
|29th August||k.d.lang||Drag||Warner Records Label||2 x 140g 12″ Clear & Black vinyl album.Side 4 etched.|
|29th August||Keane||Night Train||UMC/Island||1LP – Orange vinyl|
|29th August||Keith Cross & Peter Ross||Bored Civilians||Decca||LP|
|24th October||Keith Richards||Hate It When You Leave b/w Key To The Highway||BMG / Mindless Records||7″ red vinyl with gatefold packaging.|
|29th August||Kevin Morby||Oh Mon Dieu: Live à Paris||Dead Oceans||2xLP|
|29th August||Kinks, The||The Kink Kronikles||BMG|
|2LP – red vinyl|
|29th August||Kirsty MacColl||Other People’s Hearts – B-Sides 1988-1989||Demon Records||LP x 180g Clear heavyweight Vinyl|
|29th August||Kuumba-Toudie Heath||Kawaida||Reel Music||12″ LP|
|29th August||Leaf Library, The||About Minerals||Where Its At Is Where You Are||LP|
|29th August||Lee Perry & Black Ark Players||Guidance||VP Records||12″ Picture disc|
|29th August||Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Daniel Boyle.Feat Max Romeo||Horror Zone||Upsetter||12″ Crystal Clear|
|29th August||Linton Kwesi Johnson||Bass Culture / LKJ In Dub||UMC/Island||2LP – Green/Red vinyl|
|29th August||Loleatta Holloway||Cry To Me||Tidal Waves Music||LP|
|29th August||Loop||Sevens||Reactor||3X7″ BOXSET|
|29th August||Lothar & The Hand People||Machines: Amherst 1969||Modern Harmonic||CD|
|29th August||Lothar and The Hand People||Machines: Amherst 1969||Modern Harmonic||LP|
|29th August||Lovely Eggs, The||I Am Moron (RSD Special Edition)||Egg Records||Neon Pink Vinyl – LP|
|29th August||Luiz Eca Y Familia Sagrada||La Nueva Onda Del Brasil||Vinilisssimo||LP|
|29th August||Mac Demarco||Other Here Comes the Cowboy Demos||Macs Record Label||LP|
|29h August||Madness||Work, Rest & Play EP – 40th anniversary edition||Union Square Music / BMG||2 x 7″ – gatefold sleeve|
|29th August||Magic Numbers, The||The Magic Numbers||Heavenly Recordings||Crystal Clear 2LP + 7”|
|29th August||Magnum||Fully Loaded||Phoenix||LP|
|29th August||Manic Street Preachers||Done & Dusted||CMG||12″ Vinyl|
|29th August||Mansun||The Dead Flowers Reject||Kscope||LP|
|29th August||Marc Bolan & T.Rex||Shadowhead||Demon Records|
|29th August||Marika Hackman||Any Human Friend||VEMI||10″|
|29th August||Meatloaf||Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell||UMC / Virgin EMI||2LP Pic Disc|
|29th August||Mellow Candle||Swaddling Songs||Deram/Decca||LP|
|29th August||Membranes||Kiss Ass Godhead||Glass Modern||Pink LP|
|29th August||Metronomy||Metronomy Forever Remixes||Because Music||12″|
|29th August||Metronomy & Clara Luciani||La Baie / La Grenade||Because Music||7″ White|
|29th August||Michel Legrand||JAZZ ON FILM…Michel Legrand – The New Wave era best of||Moochin’ About||12″|
|29th August||Milton Nascimento||Ultimo Trem||Far Out Recordings||Double LP (Red Coloured Vinyl)|
|29th August||Minnie Riperton||Les Fleur / Oh By The Way||Selector Series||7″|
|29th August||Morrissey||Honey, You Know Where To Find Me||BMG||10″ single – transparent photo-vinyl|
|29th August||Motörhead||Ace Of Spades||BMG||Shaped 7″ pic disc|
|29th August||Mungo’s Hi Fi, Ft.Marina P, Dennis Alcapone & Tippa Irie||The Beat Goes SKA!||Scotch Bonnet Records||7″|
|29th August||Murder Capital, The||Live from London: The Dome, Tufnell Park||Human Season Records||12″ LP (45 rpm)|
|29th August||Mush||Great Artisanal Formats||Memphis Industries||7″|
|26th September||Nas||God’s Son||Get On Down||2LP|
|29th August||Nazareth||Love Hurts / This Flight Tonight||Salvo||10″ single – orange vinyl|
|29th August||New Clarence Reid, The||Cadillac Annie b/w Tired Blood||Phil-LA of Soul||7″|
|29th August||New Order||The John Peel Session 1982||Rhino||12″ SINGLE|
|29th August||Nick Mason||See Emily Play / Vegetable Man||Legacy||12″ Vinyl|
|26th September||Notorious B.I.G.||It Was All A Dream||Rhino||9 Lp Set|
|24th October||Obsessed, The||Incarnate (Ultimate Edition)||Blues Funeral||CD|
|24th October||Obsessed, The||Incarnate (Ultimate Edition)||Blues Funeral||DLP|
|29th August||Ocean Colour Scene||One From The Modern||UMC/Island||2LP Green Vinyl|
|29th August||Operation Ivy||Energy||Epitaph||LP|
|29th August||Opeth||Orchid||3RD Party||2LP 140 Gram, Pink Marble Swirl|
|The Godfather||Silva Screen||7″|
|24th October||OST: Austin Powers in Goldmember||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Maverick||1 x 140g 12″ Gold vinyl album.|
|24th October||OST: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me OST||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me OST||Maverick||1 x 140g 12″ Tan vinyl album.|
|29th August||OST: Dracula / The Curse of Frankenstein||Dracula / The Curse of Frankenstein (Hammer Horror)||Silva Screen||2LP|
|29th August||OST: Henri Crolla & Andre Hodeir||Jazz On Film…||Moochin’ About||12″|
|29th August||OST: Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy||The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Albums||3LP x 180g heavyweight Translucent Vogon Green, Magrathean Blue and Pangalactic Purple vinyl|
|29th August||OST: Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) & Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)||Fuktronic||MUSIC ON VINYL||1LP|
|29th August||OST: Monty Python||Holy Grail||UMC / Virgin EMI||1LP Pic Disc|
|29th August||OST: The Last Movie||Dennis Hopper’s ‘The Last Movie’||Earth Recordings||LP|
|24th October||OST: The Turning||The Turning: Kate’s Diary||MUSIC ON VINYL||1LP|
|24th October||OST: The Virgin Suicides||The Virgin Suicides||Ryko Rhino||1 x 140g 12″ Pink & Red vinyl album.|
|29th August||Pale Saints||Mrs Dolphin||4AD||LP Black and Green Marbled Vinyl|
|29th August||Pastels, The||Advice to the Graduate/Ship to Shore||Domino||7″|
|29th August||Paul Hardcastle||19: The Mixes||Chrysalis Records||12″ Black LP|
|26th September||Paul McCartney||McCartney 1||Capitol / UMe||1LP Half-Speed|
|29th August||Pennywise||The Fuse||Epitaph||LP|
|29th August||Peter Bruntnell||Normal For Bridgwater||Loose||12″|
|29th August||Phillip Glass||The Essential||MUSIC ON VINYL||4LP Box Set|
|29th August||Piero Piccioni , Armando Trovajoli, Carlo Rustichelli, Nini Rota||JAZZ ON FILM…Marcello Mastroianni – music from his classic Itallian films||Moochin’ About||12″|
|29th August||Pigbag||Dr Heckle & Mr Jive||Call of The Void||2LP|
|29th August||Pink Floyd||Arnold Layne (Live at Syd Barrett Tribute, 2007)||Warner Records Label||Black vinyl 7″ one side etched|
|29th August||Pogues, The||At The BBC 1984||Rhino||1LP – Single sleeve with poly lined inner bag.|
|29th August||Pretenders||Live! At The Paradise Theater, Boston 1980||Rhino Warner||1 x 140g 12″ Red vinyl album.|
|29th August||Primal Scream||Loaded||CMG||12″ Single|
|29th August||RAH Band, The||Producers Choice||Atjazz Record Company||2LP|
|26th September||Ramones||It’s Alive II||Rhino Warner||2 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.Side 4 etched.|
|29th August||Ravi Shankar||Chants Of India||BMG / Dark Horse Records||2LP – gatefold vinyl|
|29th August||Raw Material||Raw Material||SUNBEAM||DOUBLE LP / HAND NUMBERED GATEFOLD SLEEVE / BOOKLET / REPRO A3 POSTER|
|29th August||Refused||Not Fit For Broadcasting (Live At The BBC)||3RD Party||Ultra-Clear 12 Inch|
|26th September||Replacements, The||The Complete Inconcerated Live||Rhino Warner||3 x 180g 12″ Black vinyl album.|
|26th September||Residents, The||Icky Flix||New Ralph||2LP|
|29th August||Robert Parker||I Caught You In A Lie||Nola||7″|
|29th August||Robyn||Robyn||UMC/Island||2LP Coloured vinyl|
|24th October||Rolling Stones, The||Metamorphosis||UMC/ABKCO||1LP|
|29th August||Roxy Music||Roxy Music – The Steven Wilson Stereo Mix||UMC/Virgin EMI||1LP|
|29th August||Roy Redmond||Ain’t that terrible / A Change Is Gonna Come||Harlem Shuffle||7″|
|29th August||Sandie Shaw||Reviewing the Situation||UMC / Virgin EMI||2LP|
|29th August||Sarathy Korwar||Otherland||The Leaf Label||12″|
|29th August||Shakespears Sister||You’re History (Remixes) [RSD 2020]||London Records||12″|
|29th August||Shakespears Sister||#3||Do Yourself In||2LP|
|29th August||Shirley Collins & Davy Graham||Folk Roots, New Routes||Decca||LP|
|29th August||Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul||Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul||Mr Bongo||LP|
|24th October||Skid Row||Slave to the Grind||Rhino Custom Products||2 x 180g 12″ Red vinyl album.ROG.|
|29th August||Slint||Breadcrumb Trail b/w Good Morning, Captain||Touch & Go||12″ single|
|29th August||Slowdive||Slowdive||MUSIC ON VINYL||12″ EP|
|29th August||So Solid Crew||21 Seconds EP||UMC/Craft Recordings||Ultra-Clear Vinyl 12″|
|29th August||Soft Boys, The||I Wanna Destroy You / Near The Soft Boys (40th Anniversary Edition)||Yep Roc Records||2×7″ Gatefold|
|29th August||Spacemen 3||Threebie 3||Space Age Recordings||Single vinyl LP|
|24th October||Specials, The||Dubs||Two Tone Records||10 Single|
|29th August||Spectrum||Forever Alien||Space Age Recordings||Double LP|
|29th August||Status Quo||Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon||Sanctuary||LP – “fried egg” vinyl|
|29th August||Steve Earle||Times Like These / It’s About Blood||New West Records||7″|
|29th August||Suede||See You In The Next Life||Demon Records||LP x 180g Red heavyweight Vinyl|
|29th August||Sugarhill Gang||Sugarhill Gang||MUSIC ON VINYL||1LP|
|24th October||Sumy||Funkin’ In Your Mind||MUSIC ON VINYL||12″|
|29th August||Sun Ra||Egypt ’71||Strut||5xLP box set|
|29th August||Supergrass||Caught By The Fuzz||Echo||10″ Single – recycled/coloured/speckled vinyl|
|29th August||Sweet Inspirations, The||The Sweet Inspirations||Reel Music||12″ LP|
|29th August||Tal Ross||Giant Shirley||Tidal Waves Music||2XLP|
|29th August||Tangerine Dream||Phaedra – Tangerine Vinyl||UMC/Virgin EMI||2LP|
|26th September||Tegan And Sara||Tonight We’re In The Dark Seeing Colors||Warner Records Label||1 x 140g 12″ Violet & Black Splatter vinyl album.|
|29th August||Telescopes,The||Altered Perception||Space Age Recordings||Double LP|
|26th September||Television Personalities||Some Kind of Happiness: Singles 1995-1999||Fire Records||2LP|
|29th August||Terry Edwards||Stop Trying To Sell Me Back My Past||Sartorial Records||2LP|
|29th August||Terry Hall||Home||Heavenly Recordings||12″|
|29th August||The The||I WANT 2 B U||Cineola||7″|
|24th October||Thin Lizzy||Chinatown||UMC/Mercury||2LP|
|29th August||Throwing Muses||Purgatory/Paradise||Fire Records||2LP|
|29th August||Timeless Legend||Synchronized||Expansion Records||LP|
|29th August||Tito Puente||Dance Mania! (Volumes 1 & 2)||Poppydisc||2XLP|
|29th August||Tom Tom Club||Genius Of Live 2020||Nacional Records||LP|
|29th August||Tyler The Creator||Cherry Bomb||Legacy||x2 LP Vinyl|
|29th August||Tyrannosaurus Rex||Unicorn||UMC / Polydor||1LP Coloured vinyl|
|29th August||U2||11 O’Clock Tick Tock||UMC||4 track 12″ EP|
|24th October||UFO||Live In Youngstown ’78||Chrysalis Records||12″ Double Vinyl|
|29th August||Ultravox||Sleepwalk 2020 Stereo Mix||Chrysalis Records||12″ Clear Vinyl|
|29th August||Valentines, The||1967-1970||Demon Records||LP x 180g ‘Peculiar’ Black & White heavyweight Vinyl|
|24th October||Various Artists||The Blue Beat Label 60 Year Celebration Album||The Blue Beat Label||LP 1 x 12″ LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL.|
|29th August||Various Artists||The Blues Scene||Classics & Jazz UK||2LP|
|29th August||Various Artists||Pin-Up Girls||Vinyl Passion||LP Coloured vinyl|
|29th August||Various Artists||Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One 007 – Licenced to Ska||Soul Jazz Records||7″ box set|
|29th August||Various Artists||Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Rockers||Soul Jazz Records||LP|
|26th September||Various Artists||Dance Craze||Two Tone Records||LP|
|29th August||Various Artists||Brazil 45s Boxset/curated by DJ Format||Mr Bongo||5 x 7″ Clamshell Boxset|
|29th August||Various Artists||Flow||Mercury KX||LP Coloured|
|29th August||Various Artists||Champion Classics||Champion Records||6 x 12″ Box set|
|29th August||Various Artists||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Where Its At Is Where You Are||2 x 7″|
|26th September||Various Artists||Behind The Dykes – Beat, Blues And Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964 – 1972 (2Lp)||MUSIC ON VINYL||2LP|
|29th August||Various Artists||The Beat Scene||Classics & Jazz UK||2LP|
|29th August||Various Artists||The Rock And Roll Scene||Classics & Jazz UK||2LP|
|29th August||Various Artists||The Girls Scene||Classics & Jazz UK||2LP|
|29th August||Various Artists||The Ska (From Jamaica)||Trojan||1LP|
|26th September||Various Artists||Hi Tide Groove||Fat Possum||12″|
|29th August||Various Artists||Soul Jazz Records Presents…Brazilian Funk Power – Brazilian Funk & Samba Soul||Soul Jazz Records||7″ box set|
|26th October||Various Artists||This Are Two Tone||Two Tone Records||LP|
|26th September||Various Artists – A Mikey Dread Production||His Imperial Majesty||MUSIC ON VINYL||10″|
|29th August||Vaselines/Pooh Sticks||Split||Glass Modern||7″|
|29th August||Villagers||Becoming A Jackal||Domino||2xLP|
|29th August||Wake, The||Here Comes Everybody||Factory Benelux||LP + 7″|
|29th August||Warmduscher||European Cowboy||The Leaf Label||12″|
|29th August||Warsaw Pakt||Needle Time||Munster||LP+7″|
|24th October||Who, The||A Quick Live One||The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation||LP|
|29th August||Who, The||Odds and Sods||UMC-Polydor||2LP – Red /and Yellow|
|29th August||Wipers, The||Is This Real? (Anniversary Edition: 1980 – 2020)||Jackpot||LP|
|26th September||Wishbone Ash||Live Dates II (Yellow Vinyl)||L.M.L.R.||DLP|
|29th August||Wizz Jones||Wizz Jones||SUNBEAM||LP / HAND NUMBERED FLIPBACK SLEEVE / INSERT|
|29th August||Wolfgang Press, The||Unremembered, Remembered||4AD||LP Red Vinyl|
|29th August||Working Mens Club||Megamix||Heavenly Records||12” B-side|
|29th August||Xterminator||Earth Feel It||Xterminator||7 x 7″ boxset|
|24th October||Yann Tiersen||Lagniappe Session||Mute||12″|
|26th September||Yardbirds, The||Roger The Engineer – Expanded Edition||Demon Records||2LP x 180g White heavyweight Vinyl|
|29th August||Zoo, The||Presents Chocolate Moose||Reel Music||12″ LP|
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:
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!
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!
…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:
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.
This month sees the publication of an excellent new book entitled 100 Unhip Albums That We Should Learn to Love. Seeking to reappraise formerly ignored or derided albums, it makes the case for the unfashionable with examples from Van der Graaf Generator to David Essex, 10CC, Wings, and beyond. A refreshingly new idea, we thought, so by way of tribute, here are some of our choices ripe for critical makeover!
1. Cat Stevens – Foreigner
Upon it’s release in 1973, Foreigner was greeted by the critics with a mixture of polite indifference and outright hostility. The NME’s Roy Carr called it “one of the worst pieces of maudlin tripe pop music has had to suffer”. Harsh words indeed as, listening to it now, it has blossomed and has a great deal to offer. Four albums of mainly acoustic catchy folk-pop had set the template for success both artistically and commercially. But when Stevens announced that the next album would be recorded without regular producer Paul Samuel Smith, with sessions musicians, and in Jamaica, alarm bells began to ring! Upon its release, sales peaked and began to fall away as the new intense and serious style was not what the people were used to. Cat wasn’t quite as cuddly anymore! However, the music is played superbly by crack session players including Bernard Purdie & Phil Upchurch, and it has a free, loose, funky vibe, much in keeping with its Jamaican backdrop. Standout tracks ‘Sweet Blue Love’ and the finale, ‘Heaven Must Have Programmed You’, would have graced any of his previous works. Image result for cat stevens foreigner With the next album Buddha and the Chocolate Box, Stevens went back to the tried-and-tested set-up and with it gained the expected commercial success, but Foreigner is at least a pleasant interlude, and at best a brave artistic statement. Just for a moment, he was a honky cat that was a funky cat!
2. Linda Lewis – Woman Overboard
When the Raft label folded in the early 70s, it left Linda Lewis high and dry and without a contract. Three albums of charming folk-soul-pop had given her a loyal following and critical acclaim but ‘Rock-a-doodle Doo’ apart, they achieved modest commercial success. So, when Arista got Lewis to sign on the dotted line, they were determined to market her as a pop-disco diva with her high vocal range as her gimmick. This meant Lewis’s own songs were pushed into the background, onto B sides, in favour of cover-versions of soul classics and newly written pop fayre. Woman Overboard was released in 1977 and was very much a compromise between Lewis and the label: plenty of silky-smooth soul, pleasant though not particularly inspiring. What it does have are three outstanding songs, all completely distinct, which makes it a must-have for fans! First up is ‘Bonfire’, written for her by ex-squeeze Cat Stevens, which sadly only just dented the top 30. Next, there’s a beautiful version of ‘The Moon and I’ from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. This girl could handle opera with the best of them, and even though it’s a slightly less formal rendition, it’s not going to cause Arthur Sullivan any swivels in his coffin! The standout for me is her version of Family’s ‘My Friend, the Sun’. It’s a sweet autumnal acoustic, a shimmering masterpiece that still gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. So if you see this album, with its sexy 70s disco diva cover, languishing in a bargain bin, do yourself a favour – liberate it and give it a home immediately!
3. Eric Clapton – There’s One in Every Crowd
The follow-up to Eric’s bestselling comeback LP, 461 Ocean Boulevard, came as something of a disappointment to ‘Slowhand’ followers, who thought the new laidback Clapton was but a parting phase. This is about as laidback as it gets without actually falling over! After the opening two gospel-flavoured tracks, one of which, ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’, was rendered in a relaxed cod-reggae style, listeners could be forgiven for not pressing ahead with much enthusiasm. But Side 2 reveals three of Clapton’s most endearing compositions from this period: ‘Better Make it Through Today’ is a touching, heartfelt prayer to self-preservation, presumably inspired by the recent therapy and cure of his heroin addiction. Next up, ‘Pretty Blue Eyes’ and ‘High’ are vintage badge-esque melodic, bluesy pop songs that Clapton excelled at writing during the late 60s and early 70s. It’s not a masterpiece by any stretch but does contain some absolute gems and is definitely worth reinvestigation. Plus, it’s got a very cute dog on the cover…
4. Rod Stewart – Smiler
I don’t know what it is about 1974 but this seemed to be the year that established artists delivered albums that the critics dismissed as not up-to-scratch. Prime example was Rod’s Smiler. It has all the ingredients of previous smash hit sellers: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ and ‘Never a Dull Moment’ with the (or most of the) Faces backing him up, a ‘Maggie May’/You Where it Well’-style single & co-write with Martin Quittenton in ‘Farewell’, and some cracking cover versions in Sam Cooke’s ‘You Send Me’, Berry’s ‘Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller’, the obligatory Dylan cover (which is better than the original) ‘Girl From the North Country’ and a couple of top-grade, top-mates contributions in Elton’s ‘Let Me Be Your Car’ and ‘Mine For Me’ from Sir Lord of Macca! What it also has, however, is a slightly dodgy sleeve design with Rod resplendent in his 19th-century silks and satins facing out from an antique mirror laid on top o f a tartan cloak. A bit too Scottish for most of us (especially as he was from North London…). That apart, there’s much vintage Rod to enjoy here, so ignore the sleeve art and dig in!
Sad to say that for obvious reasons we now feel compelled to shut the shop as of this evening for an indefinite period (hopefully not for too long!). We will be loading as much stock as we possibly can onto our Discogs page, including new releases and plenty of new additions to our vintage vinyl as well- so please keep checking out our facebook page for our top picks! If you see anything you like then you can buy directly from our Discogs [https://www.discogs.com/user/CasbahRecords], or get in touch with us and pay by paypal or card and we will post it out to you. When the sun does rise again, we’ll see you all again in person. In the meantime, please keep buying our records, because we are nice people!
Hey there pop pickers! We’ll be stocking a cool selection of limited releases for the Black Friday mini Record Store Day event. Here’s a run down of some of the artists we’ll have:
SLIPKNOT, LOU REED, ALICE COOPER, THE DOORS, THE JB’S, THE HOLD STEADY, HERBIE HANCOCK, MILES DAVIS (two different titles), NAS, EDAN (U.S 60’s psych/soul), KINGS OF LEON, PEARL JAM, ELVIS, JEFF BUCKLEY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, HENDRIX, JOE SATRIANI, ARCADE FIRE, U2, THE COMET IS COMING, JAMES BROWN, PAUL McCARTNEY, ROYAL TRUX, ALBERT HAMMOND JR, BUFFY SAINT MARIE, NICK LOWE, T. RUNDGREN, FREDDY KING, BILL EVANS, STEPPENWOLF, WILLIE COLON, IAN & SYLVIA.
COMPILATION TITLES/VARIOUS ARTIST TITLES include: ‘More Oar’ , ‘Jingle Workshop’, ‘ File#733: U.F.O’ Motown Rarities compilation’, Daptone label’s ‘Rhythm Showcase’.
We’ll open at 10.30am as usual. Same rules as RSD proper apply (first come first served, one title per person, etc.). We’ll also have a poster in the window with the above and how many copies we’ve got of each. If you want more detailed info on the titles released you can go to the RSD website here (https://recordstoreday.co.uk/news/posts/2019/record-store-day-black-friday-to-take-place-29th-november/). Also, unfortunately the Zappa and the Madonna titles have been cancelled as they were not going to be ready in time.
See you down at the front, eager pop pickers!!
In honour of the ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ soundtrack to the Tarantino film, which was released last week, and in celebration of our new window display inspired by the film, here we have collected our pick of the Ten films that inspired ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’… Enjoy!
1. Cactus Flower
Frothy Rom-Com featuring Walter Matthau’s straight, middle-aged man romancing and seeing life anew from Goldie Hawn’s fresh, flower child perspective. She also happens to work in a groovy local record store (which is, from our point of view, worth watching for this fact alone)!
2. Easy Rider
All-time great hippie outsider film that spawned a thousand biker films in its wake… and probably the most popular wall-art of the decade! With an absolute killer soundtrack, it explores some of the darker aspects of American Sixties society. Featuring two standout performances by Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.
3. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Classic film from 1969, set in amongst California’s professional class turmed swinger circle, featuring Elliott Gould, Robert Culp, Dyan Cannon and Natalie Wood.
4. Wrecking Crew
Third and probably the weakest of the Matt Helm trilogy, starring Dean Martin’s over-the-top macho spy and adventurer. Quite a lazy film, luckily saved by Sharon Tate’s sparky character, which features her fight scene as curated by then marshal arts coach Bruce Lee.
5. Model Shop
One groovy soundtrack, featuring the band Spirit! Portraying the seedier side of Sixties Los Angeles. Directed by French legend Jacques Demy, who also directed the ground-breaking films ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ and ‘Lola’.
One of the few British films that have made it onto Tarantino’s list of name-checked movies, and for good reason. A tough and gritty British thriller with an international conspiracy theme, featuring a host of British stalwarts including Judy Geeson, Diana Dors and Peter Vaughan. A hard one to track down and rarely screened, but worth the effort as it is a real gem!
7. Enter The Dragon
Bruce Lee was catapulted from Hollywood TV star/fight coach to stardom with this marshal arts classic! Need we say more…
8. The Valley Of The Dolls
Probably Sharon Tate’s best acting performance! The film depicts three women who are all trying to make it in show business. When they finally do, they discover that it is not all that it is cracked up to be, with Tate’s character resorting to making porn in order to make ends meet. An exposé on the pitfalls of the Hollywood dream.
9. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
All time classic Spaghetti Western by Sergio Leone, with Clint Eastwood’s poncho-wearing hero shifting cigars from one side of his mouth to the other in every other close-up, all whilst dealing with a host of Mexican bandits and wrong-uns out to get him. Featuring the classic Morricone score (the essence of which seems to crop up in most of Tarrantino’s films) and epic, nerve-crunching shoot-outs.
10. Beyond The Valley of The Dolls
Similar in theme but a million miles away in style and content from the Valley of the Dolls! This is a story of a girl band travelling out to California to make it big on the Pop scene, journeying through the highs and lows of sixties counterculture. Featuring some amazing clips with The Strawberry Alarm Clock and a host of quotable lines, not least “this is my happening, and it freaks me out!”
Hard to imagine it these days, but back in the late Sixties and early Seventies many artists had a cushy little sideline performing hits of the day for compilations on budget labels such as Top Of The Pops, Saga, Rediffusion and Hallmark. There was also a craze for making uncredited guest appearances on friend’s records, mainly due to record company rules at the time. Was that not Mick Jagger in the background on Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’? Isn’t that Rod singing lead on ‘In A Broken Dream’ by Python Lee Jackson? John & Paul sang on the Stone’s ‘We Love You’; Clapton played
Roy Wood of Wizzard was, at the time of his huge hit ‘See My Baby Jive,’ dating TV and pop singer Ayshea Brough. Ayshea sang backing vocals and performed with them on Top Of The Pops, (sadly now wiped by the BBC). Roy then wrote, played on and produced what was essentially a Wizzard track for Ayshea called ‘Farewell’. Even the dream combination of Wood, Harvest Records and Pan’s People couldn’t get her a hit though!
The bubblegum pop song ‘You’re Ok With Us’ that accompanied the TV commercial for ‘Us’ underarm deodorant was sung by David Essex. This was released as a single before Essex-mania well and truly took hold.
All this led to much debate in the school playground, especially when it became known that certain popular superstars had been moonlighting in their pre-fame days and earning a few extra quid by doing session work for covers LP’s. These records were hugely
Elton John was the king of the cover version around 1970, before ‘Your Song’ hit the charts. There are some fabulous versions of songs like ‘Spirit In The Sky,’ ‘Yellow River’ and ‘Baby Loves Lovin’’ to be found on Top Of The Pops and the Chartbusters labels. These records are much sought after by Elton fans and can still be found at boot sales and charity shops for
This trend continued in the Rock underground scene, too. Thin Lizzy made a whole album of Deep Purple covers under the name of Funky Junction. Sixties Freakbeat band The Eyes made a tribute to the Rolling Stones on the Wing label under the nom de plume of The Pupils (get it?). The budget album of Raga pop by Sagram, ‘Pop Explosion Sitar Style’ on the Windmill label, was in fact the Acid folk band Magic Carpet. They, along with singer Alisha Sufit, went on to make a much sought after self-titled album on the Mushroom label.
Space Rock band Hawkwind did their super-fan sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock
Top Shelf Chic: The wonderful world and style of vintage glamour magazines…
Anyone who has ever delved into the vintage glamour scene of the 1960s and 70s will not need telling that they are a million miles away from their modern tacky and mind-numbingly boring counterparts! It may come as a shock and something of a pleasant surprise to some to discover that the 60s reader got a lot more for their 2/6 than the usual array of half-dressed models in soft focus. Playboy, Penthouse and our very own Mayfair magazines all reflected the times and pop culture in ways that were sadly lacking from the late-80s onwards.
Expect to find an abundance of articles written about the counterculture, politics, underground cinema, fashion and pop music within these earlier magazines. For example, in the late 60s Mayfair magazine ran at least twenty issues containing thought-provoking pieces by William Burroughs; Penthouse interviewed Germaine Greer and John & Yoko; and Playboy sought out real-life hippie chicks and groovy couples to get the lowdown on the era’s alternative lifestyles- albeit with the gradual removing of clothing. This was also the heyday of pop art: there are many examples of fantastic illustrations for articles on the hot topics of the day.
Alongside this, there were many fashion shoots involving both likely and unlikely pop and rock stars of the era. Check out symphonic pop geniuses Paul and Barry (Eloise) Ryan sporting the late 60s Mod look in one issue! In another, we found the doyen of British blues, Alexis Korner, looking suitably smug in his dandified threads alongside his female companion. There are some absolute classic adverts to be found as well, such as Peter Wyngarde’s Tabac ad!
It all adds up to a feast for fans of
Impress your friends in the pub with these fascinating Dylan facts, brought to you by our own unrivalled Dylan fan… Alice was truly in her wonderland with this one!
We take a closer look at the cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, which features Daniel Kramer’s iconic photograph. Lots of fascinating details to be uncovered here!
GNAOUA, the single-issue literary magazine produced by poet Ira Cohen in the spring of 1964, sits on the mantlepiece. Created while Cohen was living in Tangier, Morocco, alongside William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin and others in the artistic expat community, this magazine included contributions from Burroughs, Gysin, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Smith, among others. An intriguing collection of Beat poetry and Beat-influenced work! GNAOUA
2. Album: Lord Buckley, ‘The Best of Lord Buckley’
In Dylan’s own words, Buckley was the ‘hipster bebop preacher who defied all labels’.
3. Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan’s cat, Rolling
Of all the photographs taken, this was the only one that Rolling Stone looked directly into the camera for! See another snap from the photoshoot below:
(image: Daniel Kramer)
Dylan wears cufflinks given to him by folk singer Joan Baez. She later refers to them in her song, ‘Diamonds and Rust’:
‘Ten years ago I bought you some cufflinks
You brought me something
We both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust’
5. Dylan is reading an article about the original platinum blonde bombshell, Jean Harlow. A
6. More Records!
In a pile next to Dylan, we can see a small selection of records that greatly inspired him, including:
Ravi Shankar, ‘India’s Master Musician’
The Impressions, ‘Keep on Pushing’
Robert Johnson, ‘King of the Delta Blues Singers’
Lotte Lenya, ‘Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theatre Songs By Kurt Weill’
Eric Von Schmidt, ‘The Folk Blues of Eric Von Schmidt’
7. This particular cover of Time magazine from January 1965 shows President Lyndon B. Johnson, who succeeded JFK and sucked America deeper into the Vietnam War.
8. Sally Grossman, Albert Grossman’s wife, poses behind Dylan. Albert Grossman was Dylan’s manager at the time, also managing Odetta, Peter, Paul and Mary, John Lee Hooker, and Janis Joplin!
9. Dylan’s fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan, is just visible behind Sally Grossman.
We have a great selection of Dylan albums and even more Dylan-related records for all you Dylan-heads out there. We’ll leave you with this number from the man himself, filmed just behind the Savoy hotel in London!
Jessie Baylin, ‘Strawberry Wind’
New West Records, 2018.
I’m as guilty as anyone of letting Strawberry Wind slip under the radar! It should have been in my albums of the year, without a doubt. I was playing it through the other day and it’s an absolute gem of a record. Full of hooks and great melodies. Tracks like ‘In The Summertime’ and ‘Dream Catcher. invoke a woozy classic Sixties pop mixed with easy/bacharach style. The general vibe is of childlike wonderment at the world and if you appreciate Carole King, The Carpenters, sunshine pop you’ll absolutely love this!
Here we celebrate some cult underground gems and some plain old classics, which for some inexplicable reason are still around…
The Sallyangie, ‘Children Of The Sun’
A must have for any fans of British acid folk from the halycon days of the late Sixties. Recorded by brother and sister Sally and Mike Oldfield, this LP has some stunning melodies and guitar playing. Sally Oldfield’s vocals are beautifully sung in a ‘she could only be from England’ style and the guitar playing from brother Mike, indespersed with some lovey flute garnishes, are as exceptonal as you’d expect!
Not available on CD at the moment, so even more reason to snap this one up on glorious gatefold vinyl.
We have a UK original gatefold laminted sleeve on the Transatlantic label, 1969 issue. The sleeve is in excellent condition with just some light creases and foxing. The record plays great and only has a very minor bit of background noise on the quieter moments. Dreamy!
Here’s a taster of the record!
Steve Tilston, ‘An Acoustic Confusion’
Some lovely period artwork draws you into this album straight away. Looks great and itdoesn’tdissapoint. The songs are acoustic and melodic in a wistful folky style. Steve’s vocals are not a million miles away from Nick Drake and Al Stewart, particularly the latter. Any fans of those two should be keen as mustard to pick this one up.
We have a UK original pressing from 1971 on the Village Thing label. The sleeve and record are in near mint condition. A fab copy!
Here we have “I Really Wanted You”, one of the tracks from the LP:
Giles Farnaby’s Dream Band, ‘Giles Farnaby’s Dream Band’
You can’t fail to be intriged by the stunning artwork and by the cult Argo label- anything on Argo is at worst incredibly interesting! This is very much in the Trad/medieval folk rock genre. A really unusual sound. It was put together by a combination of music ensembles: St George’s Canzona (a Derby-based folk band), The Druids and Trevor Crozier’s Broken Consort. Add some seasoned Jazz players to the mix and what could go wrong!
I’ve never seen it for sale or sold this album in my thirty-odd years of buying and selling, so it’s a real rarity.
We have a UK original from 1973 on the Argo label. Sleeve in excellent condition as is the vinyl. Dreamy!
Here’s “Past Time With Good Company”, for a taste of Giles Farnaby’s Dream Band!