He was the first real ambassador of Jamaican music worldwide, he was a voice of the third world — luckily for us, speaking in English, and that made him accessible to anyone in the rest of the world who spoke English and was willing to listen. At first he was picked up in this country largely by working-class kids who could probably relate to the subject matter.
Initially ska and reggae was mainly ignored or ridiculed by the mainstream and rock critics — maybe that was partly because Prince Buster was at the forefront of Jamaican lyricists, blatantly and unashamedly covering subject matter that was more or less unheard of in either Europe or America. From ghetto violence and crime, to sex in detailfrom black power and black pride, to commenting on social injustice and poverty, from advocating freedom from colonialism and solidarity with Africa, to other important matters like ridiculing his musical rivals or consigning them to the boneyard, or describing the music on his own record itself and how good that was — nothing was off limits.
In that way lyrically he influenced hip-hop and a lot that was to follow the world over. Buster and some of his Jamaican peers were liberating the sort of real language and subject matter years before it would eventually become commonplace not just in music, but in mainstream TV drama and comedy.
Stylisticallythe very idea of reciting over an instrumental backing track, which Buster was a pioneer of, became the basis of hip-hop years later when the Jamaican DJ Cool Herc introduced it to the Bronx. Buster was really the first king of Jamaican music and started an international process which, with the help of its second king, made reggae probably the most popular music in the world, only to be eventually surpassed in popularity by hip-hop, a form which it had itself helped create.
Myself and all the Two Tone bands owe him an enormous debt of gratitude. New York. Drawn from tapes recorded with King Tubby's Soul Syndicate band, the music included on 'Reckless Roots Rockers' is deeply ingrained with fissures of rhythm and dub melodies - bringing a vast array of talent to bear on some fabulously low-end material. With much of the album recorded in Jamaica, there were plentiful tributaries on which to draw, as the likes of Jah Carlos, Bullwackies Allstars and Joe Morgan all make fierce appearances.
Opening through the Reckless Breed's 'Dub Full Of Girls', we're immediately transported to a humid smoke-draped environ - as the familiar melody snakes its way through jaunty rhythms and an overarching sense of light that is a welcoming salve for a dark November night. For those who know about such things, the inclusion of Don Carlos' deadly 'Jah Man' will be of particular note - with this particular slice of dub fortitude crafted over a rhythm double-take of Wayne Jarrett's 'Bubble Up' unavailable anywhere else and now rightly resurrected for appreciative audiences to rediscover, whilst dubs of Wackies' vast Black Harmony rhythm crops up throughout like a welcome friend throughout.
Elsewhere, 'Exposure' from the Sylvesters is a lithe and uncluttered beast, Bullwackies Allstars 'Creation' contains some demon rhythms, whilst 'Chin Chow' from Reckless Breed will have you nodding till Sunday. Posted by Jillem on Wednesday, September 29, Killer heavy roots business. Jah Lloyd, a. He looked the part of the artist down on his luck, his frame wizened by poor health, his gait slow; but his clothing was flamboyant and his eyes keen.
Sitting on a shady porch, he allowed me to turn his attention from his daily struggle for a living to his great works done twenty years before.
He spoke about his songs with great care, almost tenderness. We made plans to meet again, but by the time I returned to Jamaica he had died. A: Under the name Pat Francis. And then I form a group called Meditators. A: I was about say 16, We used to sing and practice with the guitar lots of nights before we could go to studio.
They used to have audition on Saturday where lot of artists come, then they pick the best from a lot of them. Out of a hundred they might pick 20, or 10 from that. At the same session I do two for Upsetter label. Q: Back up for a minute. A: Yes. And I find that my voice could able to deejay. A: Jah Scuff. He just do that one song.
He was never interested to do more. So I produce songs for a lot of artists like Heptones, Mighty Diamonds. A: Yeah it was my song. Produced by me. North Parade Street.
A: No. Douglas Boothe. He always say he was his brother, but then I find out it was not his real brother. Know ye that the Lord is God, cause He made us and not we ourself.
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. So we take that song from there. And whosever believeth in Him shall never perish but ever live in light. With spiritual rhymes. Of Rastafari. Which we intend might be God or Jesus. But his version was very good. I still admire the way he do it. Shenley Duffus first did that as adapted song, a do-over song, on Upsetter label. I used to sell it in the shop.
So we do that piece from that version. That mean a certain amount of respect due to your mother and father and elders. It was a musical fight. So each time a artist come with a hit, you find something to answer back. But with love in our heart, we can show the world that there is no war.
People who is not righteous do not bear much fruit, or good fruit. Bitter fruit them bear. So, they are not governed by the spirit of God, or Jah. Q: When you did these great lyrics, did you sit down and work them out or…. A: That song came very quick, usually in those days songs came very quick to me, just like you hear the riddim, listen the riddim, and then [snaps his fingers] the inspiration just come.
A: Yeah [pants several times]! And Scratch laugh and say he running from something, police want him or something. A: Yeah. I think it was Horsemouth [Leroy Wallace] playing a little melody. The song whose lyrics gave their newest album its name, but doesn't appear on it gets its first physical US release on this special picture disc 7" for RSD Black Friday. Brand new record from Cherie Currie of the legendary Runaways! Chromatica is the highly anticipated 6th studio album by Lady Gaga.
LP pressed on milky clear-colored vinyl. Available May 29th. Originally released in following a 14 year-long break up, Hell Freezes Over celebrates its 25th anniversary with a remastered reissue.
Long out of print on vinyl and never before released in the US on this format. It contains four studio tracks and eleven tracks recorded live in April for MTV.
Their breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of 1 hit singles. Limited Edition and Numbered double gatefold sets presented on gram audiophile vinyl.
Available for the first time on vinyl. Psychedelic lo-fi garage rock. SIDE A 1. Eyes On Me 2. Powers Back On 3. Out Of My Head 4. Tommy 5. Yap Man 2. Velvet Johnny 3. Very Spooky 4. Dave 5. Amp Rental 6. New You. Double vinyl LP pressing. TRENCH finds Twenty One Pilots fearlessly reimagining the possibilities of their music through the same candid expression and genuine identity that helped to cement their place as one of the largest bands in the world. The Hot Rats Sessions box set celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums in the history of recorded music.
The original Frank Zappa album was the first record to be recorded on a prototype Track Tape Machine. Self-described as a 'Movie For Your Ears,' it was technically the second solo outing for the composer and the album that put FZ on the map as a guitar player. The recording sessions produced a wealth of material that ended up being sprinkled among multiple releases during FZ's lifetime.
This mammoth six disc collection documents and compiles every composition recorded during those days in Julyalong with an abundance of rare mixes, Vault nuggets and complete basic tracks mixed from the original multi-track masters by Craig Parker Adams in The box set also includes a Zappa Land board game in celebration of this release with custom game pieces, dice and playing cards.
Featuring 65 tracks, all but 6 tracks are previously unreleased. The 6 tracks previously available are from the CD mixes which have been out of print since Also available as a 1LP of the original album, pressed on hot pink vinyl, pressed at Pallas.
The album's songs were entirely written on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo for the first time in Weezer history, creating some of the most satisfyingly awesome songs in the entire LP) Weezer catalogue. With band members switching up instruments in the studio, and choruses filtered through Sitek's own encyclopedic musical references of everything from Gorillaz to Can to Pink Floyd, Weezer The Black Album is the bold next step in the winning streak of acclaimed albums they've released since Part of the Limited Purple Vinyl Series.
Presented on g Purple Vinyl. Rob Halford of Judas Priest. The title The Silver Scream fits like a bloody mask. I really love that. Originally released inthis is a highly sought after third studio album from genre-leading giants Napalm Death.
Harmony Corruption sees an evolution away from grindcore and blast beats towards a more expansive death metal sound. Recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida famed for the recording of many classic death metal albums. Limited gm vinyl LP pressing plus download of this album from the eclectic guitarist.
Although John Frusciante is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, he also has an active solo career, having released 11 albums under his own name. His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and LP). Limited edition gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Enigma Records took a chance on glam metal giants Poison - a their leap of faith that paid remarkable dividends.
Easily Enigma's best-selling record at the time, it also spawned three US chart hits, "Talk Dirty To Me," "I Want Action" and "I Won't Forget You," while the album's anthemic, radio-friendly contents which frequently drew comparisons to Kiss and Aerosmith had an immediate, across-the-board appeal.
Produced by David Bendeth Paramore, All Time Lowthe album is brimming with catchy riffs, intricate beats, and singer Kellin Quinn's soul-striking vocals. The track set takes Sleeping with Sirens to a new era in their career, while maintaining the unique spirit that has resonated with millions of listeners since their debut album.
The first single, "Legends" - a triumphant call-to-arms - is out now, alongside the lyric video, and has been named the official song of Team USA for Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang On Gossip, Sleeping With Sirens have reached the artistic heights they began moving towards since their debut nearly 10 years ago.
Musically, I feel like it's the first Sirens record that sounds specifically like us. We took chances, experimented, and continued to do what we do best: create art. It's something new. It has an authentic sound that we've been working towards all this time. Bad Religion's first record for a major label Atlantic Records opens with two guns blazing and doesn't stop firing until both sides of "Recipe for Hate" are San Antonio - Willie Nelson - Spotlight On Willie Nelson (Vinyl out.
Battling it out for more than a decade in L. Instead of toning down their act due to mainstream support, Bad Company came out with their most inventive and original album in years. Speaking truth to power as all true punks should, lead singer Greg Graffin and his mates continued turning the punk scene on it's ear.
Ultimately, this album rose to 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Own this original release on vinyl today. Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all the albums from the original analog masters, which are pressed on gram vinyl and presented in replica sleeves made to look like the original pressings.
All music overseen by executive producer Giles Martin. The seven LPs will be housed in die-cut jackets with a booklet in a library-style slipcase. Comes with an MP3 download card. To say In Heaven is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved on the eighth studio album from Strand of Oaks.
A stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment, In Heaven is a triumph in music making, and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography. Soon after, Stan, the cat they both adored, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Showalter quit drinking so he could take better care of his wife and help rebuild the life they shared. And within months, they decided to pack up and move across the country from Philadelphia to Austin, Texas. With clean sounds, Jeff Lynne-esque acoustics, and sophisticated songwriting, he approached In Heaven in a more poised and pop-leaning way than his past releases.
The result is something extraordinary, as Showalter has crafted a poignant narrative that transcends his personal experiences and achieves a universality rooted not only in loss but joy, celebration, and newfound strength. But any sense of hopelessness or melancholy yields to a different feeling entirely, just as he intended. Listen to San Antonio - Willie Nelson - Spotlight On Willie Nelson (Vinyl favorite records. And think about what it means to be alive.
Rock icon and multi-instrumentalist Roger Taylor introduces his new solo album Outsider. With much of Outsider recorded during lockdown, this new album finds Taylor in a reflective mood, conveying a palpable sense of isolation, concerns over the passing of time, and tellingly dedicated "to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines". A highly personal project, Outsider's instrumentation is almost entirely performed by Taylor, with his vocals matching the mood-piece atmosphere.
Austin indie folk duo make their Grand Jury debut with True Love. This album is about growth and nostalgia. Both band members got married. One had a kid. Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack is Johnny Marr, who is also the featured guitarist on the album, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro.
Performed and recorded over three nights in front of a sold-out crowd at The World Famous Theater in Harlem, NY December 4th - 6th,this album brings the electrifying performances that helped put Daptone on the map directly to your living room! This album is lovingly dedicated to the memory of our dear friends Sharon, Charles, Naomi, and Cliff. Certified 4x Platinum and a perennial best-seller, the soundtrack reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts in and 2 on the Billboard Vinyl Charts.
For this one-time only printing, the jacket has been wrapped in a silver foil while the embossed Peanuts characters and tree have never appeared more striking.
Critically lauded and deemed very much worth the wait, Interiors succeeded in reestablishing the band as the powerful and contemporary entity they had always been.
Distant Po p ulations has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than its predecessor; its 11 songs are concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note; and its raw power, its gripping lyricism, leaps out from the very first listening. It is a striking step up for the band.
The songwriting itself had been no minor process: Following the release of Interiors, the band successfully toured around the world and in the process fully re-established their chemistry together. Not a single one of these songs has ever been played live onstage.
Mickey co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album. Featuring I. The first live Steely Dan album in over 25 years. Wide Spine Jacket. Indie Exclusive Yellow 2 LP. This song smorgasbord will feature the Belcher family - Bob H. Fans, your order is up. Ten records in six years is some kind of prolific. The latest, a double album, suggests the artist has some songs worth paying attention to.
Not bad for a thirty-seven-year-old late bloomer. Charley Crockett has been a fairly remarkable artist to follow. He has a look. His voice is one-of-a-kind. His distinctive, plaintive vocals crack unapologetically with emotion, and he phrases his lines around the beat like a jazz singer, while he expounds upon personal relationships and the world beyond. Charley has endured the collapse of the recording industry, no money, petty crime, societal ennui, the Covid pandemic, open heart surgery, one-night stands, long distance rides in a van, loud truck stops and diners serving stale lukewarm coffee to get to where he is now.
The box set also comes with redesigned artwork and metallic ink on a clamshell box, plus a page booklet featuring archival photos and a retrospective essay by author Kim Reuhl. The album includes 1 photo book, 1 folded poster, sticker, photo card, postcard sticker, photo card, postcard: random 1 out of 9.
Dimensions mm x mm x 8. In the early s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapters in his studio catalog.
Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan's classic albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more. The songs. The songs stripped free of trappings, tampering, passing tastes, and judgements.
The songs broken down to the sound of people really doing this, right now, acting on instinct. The songs rough and rowdy, bruised and tender, joking and crying, nagging and striving and yearning. The songs were always there, and here they are still, keeping pace with us. While the heart of the record will be familiar to fans of his neo-soul and hip-hop-infused work, here Rakei dives deeper into his sound, merging electronic with acoustic, and rugged grooves with ambient atmospheres, to create something richer, more detailed, and more textural than before.
The band is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. Over the course of their career, the band has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide.
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I grew up with 60s, 70s Rock. The appeal of this farewell journey for the surviving members of a Made-for-TV pop band… does elude me. The Monkees hits are among some of the best pop-rock of the 60s. They did, and the records got even better. Michael Nesmith is a country rock pioneer and one of the great songwriters of our time. Micky Dolenz remains, in his mid 70s, one of the best pop-rock vocalists around.
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