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100
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100 (book)
Cat: 655113 Rel: 26 Jun 17
 
Limited edition 200 page hardback book containing front & back covers for Robert Pollard's 100 studio albums
Notes: On April 7th 2017, Guided by Voices released August By Cake, a double album. For anyone who knows the band this isn't necessarily a newsworthy event. The band and its leader are extremely prolific and release multiple albums every year. What made this one special, what made it historic, was that it marked the 100th studio album release for Robert Pollard.

It is arguable as to whether any other artist has released that much music. What we know for sure is that no other artist has released 100 studio albums with every one of them on vinyl.

This book contains the front and back covers for all 100 albums. Less a testament to Pollard's extensive career and more a study in album art, the book is a large format (12" x 12") hard cover document containing over 200 pages printed to the edge.

Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
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1000 Record Covers
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1000 Record Covers (hardback book)
Cat: 661777 Rel: 04 Sep 17
 
Hardback book with 1000 of the best record covers from the 1960s to 1990s
Notes: Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground.

This edition of "Record Covers" presents a selection of the best rock album covers of the 60s to 90s from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs' enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form.
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3001 Record Collector Dreams (hardback book)
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Cat: 614410 Rel: 13 Jun 16
 
Hardback book featuring images and info on rare folk, psychadelic, garage & beat records from the 60's & 70's
Notes: Volume 3 in the fantastic series of books on rare records from the '60s and '70s. Another cream of folk, psychedelic, progressive, garage and Beat records.

Over 1000 colour images of the rarest album covers from over 40 countries. A kaleidoscopic overview of the most expensive collectable albums from all over the world.

An indispensable book for all serious collectors with accurate description of origin, label, value and rarity, printed on glossy paper and issued as a hard-cover.

This edition has 15 pages more then previous issues featuring a host of British beat.
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5001 Record Collector Dreams (hardback book)
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Cat: 614413 Rel: 13 Jun 16
 
Hardback book featuring images and info on rare rock ,folk, garage & beat records
Notes: 5th book in the series "Record Collector Dreams". This new book has 144 pages, with 59 pages all about collectable UK items. The book has around 1200 pictures of sleeves - including 18 pages from the Best of "Rare Record Cover Book", including actual values. This edition comes with an index, printed as a seperate booklet.
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90 Degrees Of Shade: Image & Identity In The West Indies: Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean
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Cat: 551691 Rel: 10 Nov 14
 
252 page hardback book celbrating over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean
Notes: This book celebrates over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean. From calypso kings to Vodou priests, revolutionaries to dictators, colonialism to independence, slave trade to tourist paradise - the many uses and abuses of the Caribbean are vividly captured here.

The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people, a melting pot of races created out of the participants of the 400 year slave trade - enforced Africans, indigenous Caribbeans and their colonisers - French, Spanish, Dutch, English.

From luscious and beautiful backdrop of tourism and hedonist retreat, to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat within North America's backyard, the complex identity of the Caribbean stands at the intersection of tourism, the detritus of the slave trade, the decline of colonialism and the region's tropicality.

The regions politics span an almost constantly changing path of ideas, radicalism and revolutionaries - from Castro's Cuba and Michael Manley's Jamaica, to the violent right-wing dictatorships of Haiti's Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier and the Dominican Republic's Rafael Trujillo.

The hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs featured here illustrate more than one hundred years of Caribbean history, culture and industry as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England, Canada and elsewhere.

Introduction by Paul Gilroy. Edited by Stuart Baker.

Paul Gilroy is the author of There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation (1987), The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), Black Britain - A Photographic History (2004) amongst others.

Stuart Baker is the editor of a number of photography and design books all of which deal with culture and identity including Punk 45 (with Jon Savage), Dancehall (with Beth Lesser), Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti (with Leah Gordon), Voguing (with Chantal Regnault), Bossa Nova, Freedom, Rhythm & Sound (both with Gilles Peterson) and more. He is also the founder of Soul Jazz Records.collection.
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A Crackup At The Race Riots
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A Crackup At The Race Riots (paperback book)
Cat: 487054 Rel: 22 Apr 13
 
A crackup at the race riots paperback 172 pages
Notes: The original Ritalin kid, Harmony Korine burst on the scene with Kids, a film so gritty and unsettling in its depiction of teen life that it was slapped with an NC-17 rating and banned in some theaters across the country. In some ways, the media frenzy over the rating overshadowed the harrowing portrait of teenagers destroying their lives and the then twenty-one-year-old screenwriter who created them. "Whether you see the movie as a masterpiece or as sensationalism," wrote Lynn Hirshberg, "the movie is relentless and brilliant and extremely disturbing. It's powerful-both steel-eyed and sexy; horrifying and captivating."

Now, in this first book of fictional set pieces, Korine captures the fragmented moments of a life observed through the demented lens of media, TV, and teen obsession. Korine reinvents the novel in this highly experimental montage of scenes that seem both real and surreal at the same time. With a filmmaker's eye and a prankster's glee, this bizarre collection of jokes, half-remembered scenes, dialogue fragments, movie ideas, and suicide notes is an episodic, epigrammatic lovesong to the world of images. Korine is the voice of his media-savvy generation and A Crack-Up at the Race Riots is the satiric lovechild of his dark imagination.
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A Melange Of Musical Pipedreams & Pandemonium
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Cat: 648660 Rel: 26 Jun 17
 
768 page paperback book
Notes: This stunning encyclopaedic guide covers in great detail rock, pop, beat, R'n'B, folk, psych, prog and more from Australia, New Zealand, Africa (expanded to include 'Afro-rock' music from Sub-Saharan Africa) and, for the first time, Turkey and the Middle East, between 1963 and 1976.

The guide contains detailed discographies, line-up data, bibliographies, comment on their music, compilation appearances, and an up-to-date rarity scale for all album releases between 1963 and 1976, for the artists featured.

Illustrated throughout and includes 12 pages in colour. There is nothing currently in print similar to this!
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A Pale Blue Door
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A Pale Blue Door (book + CD)
Cat: 584607 Rel: 12 Oct 15
 
68-page short story with accompanying 60 minute Rapoon CD
Notes: Robin Storey, best known for his musical avatar Rapoon, has written his first book, a 68 page short story about a group of characters navigating an unfamiliar and changing world. A Pale Blue Door takes place in the past, the present and the future, and may involve time travel. The people in the story are trying to live their lives as best they can, but a mysterious spaceman floats in and out of view, affecting them in different ways, and never quite touching the ground. A Pale Blue Door is a tightly written, well paced tale that reveals its secrets slowly. Robin Storey's prose is concise and economical, engaging and seductive. The book begs to be read again and again. Accompanying the book is a 60 minute Rapoon CD, also titled A Pale Blue Door. The compositions utilise recordings of stars, manned space missions, radio signals and emissions made available through NASA's official website. There are also field recordings made on the marshlands of the Solway Firth in Cumberland.
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Ace Records: Labels Unlimited
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Cat: 411028 Rel: 29 Nov 10
 
Visual guide to the history of modern music and discovery of the stories of the people behind, with archive photographs, rare artwork and newspaper clippings (190 pages, paperback, black & white/colour)
Notes: Now the world's foremost blues, rockabilly, soul and rock n roll reissue label, Ace Records has been responsible for unearthing lost classics and neglected pioneers for over three decades and provided some of the finest and most influential records of the post-war era. The first comprehensive history of this fascinating label, Ace Records takes in some of the finest and most enduring modern music, rock n roll, soul, funk, blues, jazz, R&B, garage rock and punk.

To read the Ace Records: Labels Unlimited is to explore the history of modern music and to discover the stories of the people that made it. The book chronicles this fascinating label and profiles a diverse range of artists including BB King, John Fahey, Lee Hazlewood and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Riff Raff, Johnny & the Self Abusers, Drug Addix and Rocky Sharpe & The Replays. Illustrated with many unseen archive photographs dating back to the 1920s, rare artwork and newspaper clippings and written by established music journalist and author David Stubbs, the Ace Records: Labels Unlimited is a highly entertaining and visually stunning guide to a pioneering alternative to the mainstream UK music scene.
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Big Bad & Heavy (hardback book)
Cat: 663235 Rel: 29 Sep 17
 
Hardback book featuring the story of jungle DJ Jumpin Jack Frost
Notes: Big, Bad & Heavy is the story of legendary jungle DJ Jumpin Jack Frost; a man who lived his life at the break-neck speed of the music he played.

Raised on the tough south London streets of Brixton, Nigel Thompson was saved from a life of crime and punishment, by music. A pirate DJ on Passion FM, when acid house broke down virtually every cultural boundary in the UK, Frost was right there at the forefront of the British rave revolution. Then, when hardcore splintered into jungle in the early nineties, Frost became one of the figureheads of this uniquely British phenomenon; releasing many of the tunes that defined this scene, on his and fellow DJ Bryan Gee's hugely influential record label V.

V would go on to break artists such as the Mercury-Prize winning Roni Size, a success story that saw Frost travelling the planet on his quest to take jungle global. A life of sex, drugs and drum and bass followed as Frost became established as one of the hardest working DJs on the circuit.

But no matter how hard he tried to evade the criminal lifestyle that had taken many of his friends down, prison, guns and violence were never far away. And when his drug use started to spiral out of control, Frost faced a battle that threatened to take everything he had.

Featuring contributions from Goldie, Roni Size, Congo Natty, Bryan Gee, Jazzie B, DJ Ron, Tipper Irie and many more, Big, Bad & Heavy is the compelling story of one man's bruising journey through the deepest, and darkest, jungle of all...
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Black Fire! New Spirits! Images Of A Revolution: Radical Jazz In The USA 1960-75
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Cat: 533561 Rel: 02 Jun 14
 
187 page hard-back 12 x12 book
Intérprete: Soul Jazz Records
BMR Legacy Funk Legends featuring George Clinton, Gap Band, Maceo Parker, War, Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield, Cameo and more (Japan Text)
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Bristol Boys Make More Noise: The Bristol Music Scene 1974-1981
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Cat: 543978 Rel: 06 Oct 14
 
214 page paperback book with articles and photography detailing the thriving Bristol music scene from 1974-1891
Notes: 214 page book with photography by John Spink and words by Gill Loats. The book tells the story of the Bristol music scene 1974-1981 as recorded by Johns brilliant photos. Features Bristol bands Magic Muscle, The Dragons, The Cortinas, Shoes For Industry, The Fabulous Ratbites From Hell and many more.

Amazing pictures from Ashton Court Festival in 1977. Plus rare unseen photos of out of town bands visiting Bristol Johnny Thunders with Steve Jones and Paul Cook (The Sex Pistols), Ian Dury, Elvis Costello and Big Youth. These 100 copies available from the website will be signed by Gill Loats and some of the artists from the era. Also includes digital download of the CD.
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Cover Story  :Album Cover Art (240 classic, obscure and weird record covers, compiled by the Wax Poetics team)
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Cat: 294749 Rel: 17 Dec 07
 
Wax Poetics presents Album Cover Art, featuring 240 classic, obscure and weird record covers.
Intérprete: Michael Coxen
Deux Mondes: Panic In Berghain
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Cat: 566033 Rel: 23 Mar 15
 
Paperback book about the legendary nighclub in Berlin, written in French language
Notes: Two Worlds is the first part of a literary triptych. Today: Berlin. Tomorrow: Tokyo & Paris.
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Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art Of Disco Records: Presented By Disco Patrick & Patrick Vogt
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Cat: 551575 Rel: 17 Nov 14
 
12" x 12" hardback book detailing the cover art of Disco records, over 2,000 covers featured
Notes: Massive new 360 page deluxe 12" x 12" hardback book Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide To The Cover Art of Disco, featuring over 2,000 album cover designs as well as over 700 12" sleeves, including sections on roller disco, disco instruction albums and more. As well as being a comprehensive visual document on the era, the book comes complete with interviews of a number of important disco figures, histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies. Sections on Roller Disco sleeves, Disco Instruction albums, 12" sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads are all brought together in one stunning and stylish package.

Forewards by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery), also interviews with Mel Cheren (West End Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude), label features and more. The book is compiled by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, introduction by Claes Widlund.







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Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting - Second Edition
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Cat: 546859 Rel: 01 Dec 14
 
Second and revised edition of the hugely book "Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting"
Notes: A stunning 436 page photography and interview coffee table book about the world's most fascinating and accomplished vinyl collectors. Created by noted photographer Eilon Paz.

The second revised edition of the book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors, featuring a foreword by the RZA and interviews with Questlove, Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, and more.

(This edition has 20 more pages than the first edition)

Eilon Paz's 436 page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments- their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging.

Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves.

Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.

Eilon Paz has shot for Israel's top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta
Airlines' Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.
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Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge In Europe 1989
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Cat: 558611 Rel: 05 Jan 15
 
Hardback book covering a dramatic 8 day period in the career of the grunge band Nirvana
Notes: The dramatic eight days covered in this book, from November 27 through December 4, 1989, represent a turning point for Nirvana. In this brief period, the young band goes from breaking up in Rome to winning over the influential music press in London at Sub Pop's LameFest UK showcase, setting the stage for their imminent popularity.

On November 27, 1989, when Pavitt and business partner Jon Poneman arrived to meet the band in Rome, they were almost finished with a grueling six week tour of Europe. Although determined to promote their grungy, riff-heavy debut album, Bleach, their travels with fellow Sub Pop act Tad had left them exhausted. Providing label support, Pavitt and Ponemon did their best to revive the spirits of a frustrated and downcast Kurt Cobain, who then managed to continue to London where Nirvana played the biggest and most important show of their career to date.

LameFest UK, held at the 2,000-capacity Astoria Theatre, featured three Seattle Sub Pop acts: Nirvana, Tad and popular headliners Mudhoney. Although Nirvana opened the show, their heart-pounding performance won over the crowd as well as the powerful British press, who went on to proclaim that Nirvana was, "Sub Pop's answer to The Beatles." It was then that the world's attention began to focus on the band that would become the biggest rock act of their generation.
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Freedom Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83
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Cat: 659739 Rel: 04 Sep 17
 
Large format (12" x 12") plexi-bound deluxe book, 180 pages with amazing collection of record sleeves
Notes: Soul Jazz Records are proud to present this amazing collection of sleeves from the deepest, deepest jazz music ever - compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).

This is a unique collection of cover artwork of revolutionary jazz music between 1965-83. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to jazz artists finding new paths - both musical and economic.

Years before the D-I-Y cultural revolution of punk, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and others 'took control' of their own work by recording, releasing and distributing their own music themselves.

The record sleeves of this era are as iconic and historically unique as the music itself and a striking reflection of the time; pre-desktop publishing, pre-internet these small-run (sometimes as low as 500 copies), self-made sleeves are graphically bold and radical.

'Freedom, Rhythm and Sound' is the first ever collection of this fascinating goldmine of album art, which represents the first wave of inspired independent production within popular music.

'Freedom, Rhythm and Sound' includes a large introduction contextualising the music and artwork as well as features on many of the people involved. Alongside the musicians mentioned above these include Rashied Ali, Steve Reid, Mary Lou Williams, Horace Tapscott, Lloyd McNeil, Tribe, The Last Poets, The Pharoahs, Philip Cohran, Black Artists Group and many others.
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Full Watts Book #2
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Cat: 589863 Rel: 12 Oct 15
 
150 page paperback book compiling features and interviews from 90's "Full Watts" fanzine
Notes: Compilation of features and interviews, most of which first appeared in Steve Milne's reggae fanzine Full Watts during the mid to late nineties and into the early noughties,. Includes articles on Alton Ellis, Mikey Dread, Johnny Clarke, Marcia Griffiths, Clive Chin, Big Youth, Sugar Minott, Mad Professor, Ticklah, Everton Blender, Soul Syndicate guitarist Tony Chin and many more. Published in concert with Ray Hurford's Muzik Tree.
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Funk & Soul Covers
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Funk & Soul Covers (hardback book)
Cat: 661778 Rel: 04 Sep 17
 
Hardback book featuring over 500 legendary funk & soul record covers
Notes: Following the success of Jazz Covers, this epic volume of groove assembles over 500 legendary covers from a golden era in African-American music. Psychedelia meets Black Power, sexual liberation meets social conscience and street portraiture meets fantastical cartoon in this dazzling anthology of visualized funk and soul.

Gathering both classic and rare covers, the collection celebrates each artwork's ability to capture not only a buyer's interest, but an entire musical mood. Browse through and discover the brilliant, the bold, the outlandish and the sheer beautiful designs that fans rushed to get their hands on as the likes of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Jackson and Prince changed the world with their unique and unforgettable sounds.

Featuring interviews with key industry figures, Funk & Soul Covers also provides cultural context and design analysis for many of the chosen record covers.
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Goethe Faust Remix
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Goethe Faust Remix (unmixed CD + german language book)
Cat: 254822 Rel: 02 Apr 07
Headman aka Robi Insinna: 6 Album Artbook
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Headman aka Robi Insinna: 6 Album Artbook (hand-numbered book + MP3 download code)
Cat: 548223 Rel: 29 Sep 14
Notes: Headman/Robi Insinna's Artbook Album '6' comes together with '6' digital album. It is a mix of a Fanzine and an Artbook. The outside is screenprinted 1c, the inside is 2c. Every cover is individual, so every book isAa one off art piece. The Book comes in a envelope also screenprinted on the outside. It includes a free album download code on the inside. On each page of theAbook there are Robi's images and some stills from the "Work" video. It's all designed by Robi himself.
VIDEO: http://youtu.be/P1AY8X19YVM
Artist, producer and DJ Robi Insinna aka Headman released his first album 'It Rough' in 2001. He has also released tracks as 'Manhead' and remixed the likes of Roxy Music, Gossip, Franz Ferdinand , Richard Fearless, Nitzer Ebb, The Units, Unknown Cases, Gina X and Klein & M.B.O. The new album "6" feels like the conclusion of the music he has been putting out over the years. There are many collaborations on the album, with friends and artists he has worked with over the years.
Featuring on the album are Brassica, The Emperor Machine, Red Axes, David Shaw, Sam from Gramme, Rosie from hot new Berlin Act Ballet School, Brassica, Bozzwell and Tara from It Rough fame!
The album release comes accompanied by a Fanzine like Art Book with a download code for the album, there will be 2 x 12" vinyls together with the digital and CD release. The concept is further developed in the video for the first vinyl EP which is directed by Robi and has been premiered on THUMP/VICE TV. It's a fusion of art, fashion and music, the 3 things that in Robi's eyes should always go together. VIDEO: http://youtu.be/SWkaaVEX_mk
'6' is quite an eclectic album with a strong grounding in electronica whilst also staying true to the previous output of Robi and Relish Recordings. Some tracks can sound more like post punk ESG influenced, some more like pre-detroit machine funk, and some of the vocal tracks have a more pop sensibility!
The album was produced with loads of analog equipment which gives that organic feel, but Robi always stresses that he does not want to be just Retro, but take the best from the past and use it together with the technologies from now to create something modern.
Style is always something very important for his projects, the use of old synths, guitar pedals, tape delays, drum machines or emulations, and old Vintage gear was essential to create a vintage / classy sounding album, which is also reflected in the art book and the video. The video is filled with references from the past, late 70's 80's and 90's but again with a style and taste that makes it very modern.
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Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 3: 1983-1984
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Cat: 576426 Rel: 05 Oct 15
 
Volume 3 of of the graphic hip-hop chronology
Notes: Third volume of graphic hip-hop chronology recounting the birth of the old school.

Following the runaway success of the first two Hip Hop Family Tree instalments, Ed Piskor hits us with another block-rocking volume.

Ed Piskor's acclaimed graphic novel series continues! VOLUME 3 highlights RUN-DMC's rise to fame and introduces unassailable acts like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. The Beastie Boys became a rap group. And Rick Rubin meets Russell Simmons to form Def Jam

The famous TV pilot to the dance show Graffiti Rock and the documentaries Style Wars and Breakin' and Enterin' are all highlighted in this volume spanning 1983 - 1984. Piskor continues to deliver the goods in this comprehensive history of hip-hop!
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I Ain't Mad At Ya
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I Ain't Mad At Ya (paperback book)
Cat: 652157 Rel: 14 Aug 17
 
280 page paperback book
Notes: 'I Ain't Mad at Ya' by Owen Broomfield (aka Hulk) is a document of the social, cultural and political realities of growing up in the 60's/70's, as a black youth on the Aston/Handsworth border.

Owen exposes the issues faced by the black, predominately African-Caribbean, community and the daily racism they faced in school, on the streets and in the workplace. He then takes us through his seminal years of growing up, from the physical fights with white racists to the battle of wills with teachers and sports coaches. But the book really comes into its own when Owen writes about his three constant companions and passions: sport, music and his family.

Owen excelled at a number of sports and could have been a professional basketball player if fate (and a rehearsal) hadn't interfered. Instead he turned to music, which came naturally to him, and for a few fleeting years was part of an extraordinary movement in Birmingham's and indeed the UK reggae scene.

He vividly brings to life some of the musicians, characters and hustlers of Handsworth and the venues where they plied their trade, giving a voice to these lost and hidden bands, encouraging the reader to discover them. As an added bonus, the discographies at the end of each chapter are incredibly deep and will offer even the most knowledgeable reggae lover something to discover.

The book's central theme is of Owen's spiritual journey and of the love he shares for his mom Gladys, a formidable but loving presence through his life, Dad Hartnel, and brother Lewis as well as a dizzying cast of relatives.

'I Ain't Mad at Ya' offers a rare insight into Birmingham's black community and shines a light on the incredible amount of black music culture produced in the vibrant suburb of Handsworth and the role its musicians and entrepreneurs have played in shaping and influencing popular music in the UK.
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I Am Very Far: The Lyrics
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Cat: 430751 Rel: 25 Jul 11
 
Hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision for Okkervil River's album I Am Very Far (36 pages, hardback, black & white)
Notes: Will Sheff of Okkervil River has long been recognized for his writing: a contributor to McSweeney's, Sheff was nominated for a Grammy for his liner notes for Roky Erickson's 2010 album True Love Cast Out All Evil, The New York Times declared that, Sheff writes like a novelist.

The I Am Very Far: The Lyrics is a hard bound lyric book containing the full scope of Sheff's vision for his latest and most refined album to date, Okkervil River's I Am Very Far. The I Am Very Far: The Lyrics is meant to function as a distinct entrance point into the content of the music. More than a complement to the albums themselves, Sheff's prose weaves tales both subtle and dynamic and enriches the content of his songs. Including the lyrics for Mermaid and other songs recorded during the I Am Very Far sessions, the book is a complete work in its own right.

Limited to only 50 copies for the UK and Eire.
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I Drive A Valence: The Collected Lyrics Of Bill Callahan
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Cat: 548939 Rel: 08 Dec 14
 
A collection of Bill Callahan's lyrics, presented along with 116 illustrations
Notes: Until we have a feature film in which Bill Callahan's words are spoken by the true and deep characters who exist within the songs, the best format will be this lyric book - wait, no, the best format will always be the albums featuring the songs, since they are sung by Bill Callahan, the author and singer, in his own inimitable and completely individual fashion. I Drive a Valence, however, which spans two decades of Smog/Bill Callahan songs, is a fairly unforgettable look-see; in fact, it's a definitive-yet-concise trip through the mirror, collecting the lyrics to 70 songs and pairing them with 116 dreamy ink-wash images by the man himself.

The nuances and ambiguities within plain-spoke expression are at the exquisite center of Callahan's gift, and the plain fact of words on paper nails them down in a concrete fashion that signals eternity somehow more concretely than sounds in the air can conjure.

I Drive a Valence does this for the listener - makes him/her a reader, while putting Bill Callahan's songs on another shelf where they sit just as entirely as they do on LP shelves around the world.
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In Between Days: The Cure In Photographs 1982-2005 (Deluxe Edition)
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Cat: 636243 Rel: 30 Jan 17
 
Limited edition 240 page hardback book
Notes: The Flood Gallery is proud to announce the second book from the archives of celebrated music photographer Tom Sheehan. Having worked with The Cure for over 20 sessions across 3 decades, the book offers a stunning photographic journey, shown in chronological order, of one of the most important and successful UK bands of the last 40 years.

The book features an introduction by Robert Smith and includes many photographs never seen before, all carefully scanned and retouched to show Tom's work at its glorious best.

Featuring many previously unseen images, "In Between Days" is divided into three parts focusing on specific phases of their history. Part 1 (1982-84) traces their early travels at home and abroad, also including portraits of Smith's parallel career in Siouxsie & The Banshees and the side-project The Glove.

Part 2 (1985-89) highlights their imperial period through a trio of classic albums The Head On The Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintegration, including rare behind the scenes images from the celebrate The Cure in Orange concert film. Finally, Part 3 (1990-2005) collects Sheehan's latter portraits of Smith and the group as they cement their status as one of the biggest alternative bands in the world, still touring today.

Each section is accompanied by an essay by acclaimed Author and music journalist Simon Goddard (Ziggyology).

- Strictly limited edition of 2500
- 240 pages with many unseen images
- Foreword by Robert Smith
- Printed on 170gsm matt art paper
- 3mm rigid board slipcase
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In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art Of Wilfred Limonious
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Cat: 632158 Rel: 14 Nov 16
 
272-page hardback book featuring 285 colour & 69 black-and-white illustrations
Notes: In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art Of Wilfred Limonious is a book and exhibition by Christopher Bateman and Al "Fingers" Newman, celebrating the work of pioneering Jamaican illustrator, Wilfred Limonious (1949-99).

Compiled over a number of years, the book features examples of Limonious' newspaper comic strips alongside his illustrations for the publications of JAMAL (the Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy, and his distinctive artwork for the burgeoning dancehall scene coming out of 1980s Jamaica. Includes a foreword by Beth Lesser and additional words from Orville "Bagga" Case and Dr Donna P Hope.

- Designed by Emery Dash and Al Fingers
- First edition, published by One Love Books, 16 Aug 2016
- 285 colour and 69 black-and-white illustrations
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Jackson C Frank: The Clear Hard Light Of Genius
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Cat: 554319 Rel: 10 Nov 14
 
250 page paperback book detailing the life of musician Jackson C. Frank
Notes: The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles. And yet he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The album would go on to be seen as one of the greatest folk albums of the decade - maybe of all time - and its opening track "Blues Run the Game" has become a standard covered by hundreds.

Jim Abbott's book is the result of years of research piecing together evidence, relations and apocryphal stories from Frank's life. It is also part memoir, as Abbott cared for Frank through the final decade of his life. Their friendship was fraught with difficulties, which Abbott portrays with the honesty of a journalist. In doing so, he draws a portrait of a uniquely gifted songwriter, blessed with talent and besotted by demons. At 250 pages, Abbott's memoir shows a flawed and caring individual whose struggle was best depicted in his songs.

Following the release of Jackson C. Frank: The Clear, Hard Light of Genius, Ba Da Bing will release three volumes of Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings in early 2015, compiling work from throughout his life, including unreleased material.
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Jaguar Ride: Memoir Of An Electric Eel
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Cat: 639495 Rel: 06 Mar 17
 
Memoirs of Brian McMahon, founding member of Ohio proto-punk band Electric Eels - 300 page book, 1st edition of 500 copies
Notes: The Electric Eels have left a serious scar on the face of music like few other originals have so far, a complex yet primitive pulsation of audio animosity shot through the universe right at the exact moment when nobody could comprehend it. Chicago may be the Midwest hub population-wise, but we all know that Ohio was Punk's true Mesopotamia, and nothing spells that out more succinctly as the Electric Eels.

Founding guitarist Brian McMahon's long-awaited memoir of his wild proto-punk days is finally here, the first-ever book covering the primordial ooze of Cleveland's wiry mutants in all their prickly-detailed glory. Over the course of 300 pages, you can really crawl inside the brain of one of America's finest overlooked musical miscreants, a fascinating glimpse into the vivid details and sickening dreams of one half of the songwriting contribution to the Electric Eels demented noise. To be so ahead of their time with so little to lose, now just the utterance of their name holds instant reverence with the punk cognoscenti, but that took a while. Once the meat of their recordings was unearthed and had time to circulate, now everyone is tripping over themselves to drool at their feet, and rightfully so.

Jaguar Ride: Memoir of an Electric Eel taps into the once impenetrable inner space of life around this ground-breaking "band" quite effortlessly. Like the eye of the universe opening up just enough for your weary legs to slip past and dangle in it's toxic waters, McMahon leads us through his haziest experiences with incredible recollections of what it felt like to stand at the edge of the cliff of possibilities. The Electric Eels were true originals that streaked across time and space for a very short amount of time in the early-to-mid 1970s, creating nothing short of atonal atrocities glistening with punk promise. Deranged Rust Belt pop songs blanched in chemical waste and chopped mercilessly with a broken food processor and left for dead, only to be rediscovered when the coast was clear for cultures so noxiously curdled to finally thrive. Now that experience is finally here in book form for you to absorb and indulge, and as the mysteries of the Eels go many layers deep, fear not and embody their pioneering spirit, finally in print.
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Jazz Covers
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Jazz Covers (hardback book)
Cat: 661779 Rel: 04 Sep 17
 
Hardback book featuring illustrations & information on over 500 record covers from the history of jazz
Notes: Part design history, part trip down musical memory lane, this anthology of Jazz album artwork is a treasure trove of creative and cultural inspiration. Spanning half a century, it assembles the most daring and dynamic Jazz cover designs that helped make and shape not only a musical genre but also a way of experiencing life.

From the 1940s through to the 1990s, each chosen cover design is distinct in the way it complements the energy of the album's music with its own visual rhythms of frame, line, text, and form. To satisfy even the most demanding of music geeks, each record is accompanied by a comprehensive fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more.
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Martin Hannett, His Equipment & Strawberry Studios
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Cat: 641067 Rel: 27 Mar 17
 
175 page A4-sized paperback book
Notes: This book covers Martin Hannett and the equipment he used for producing sounds with Joy Division and early New Order plus for Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks, Nico, Magazine, Stone Roses and U2. It also covers Strawberry Studios which was opened and initially used by 10CC for their best albums and singles and block booked by Factory and Hannett from 1979 for many of the post punk recordings.
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More Axe 4
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More Axe 4 (150-page booklet)
Cat: 546253 Rel: 08 Sep 14
 
Booklet focusing on late 70's/early 80's dancehall, with interviews and articles
Notes: The fourth volume of Ray Hurfords stirling little More Axe booklets focusses on the late 70's early 80's dancehall era, with typically in depth interviews and articles featuring Sugar Minott, I Roy, Barrington Levy, Ranking Joe, Jah Life, jah Screw, Michael Prophet, Edi Fitzroy and Mikey Dread
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More Axe 8
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More Axe 8 (paperback book)
Cat: 604345 Rel: 14 Mar 16
 
Paperback book featuring articles on various Roots artists
Notes: Roots book featuring articles on Lynn Taitt, U Roy, Max Romeo, Earl 16, Dwight Pinkney, Winston Grennan, Admiral Tibbet, Clevie Browne and Hedley Jones. Writers include David Katz, Beth & Dave Kingston, Carter Van Pelt.
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Nice Guys Dont Work In Hollywood: The Adventures Of An Aesthete In The Movie Business
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Cat: 495299 Rel: 17 Jun 13
 
272 page paperback book which chronicles the career of director Curtis Harrington
Notes: A charming, often barbed observation of the evolution of American mainstream filmmaking over the course of its first century, this memoir chronicles the unusual, multidecade career trajectory of Curtis Harrington. Conveyed in a witty and campy style, it follows the strange arc of a man who created avant-garde films as part of Kenneth Anger's inner circle, directed critically acclaimed and cult adored horror films like Night Tide and Games, and then descended down the "slippery slope" of television work by directing episodes of Charlie's Angels and Dynasty.

As a fast paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, it acts alternately as a personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of the entertainment business. As Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood, the book additionally gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. Doubling as both a serious study of film aesthetics and a gossipy tell-all, this truly unique look at the Hollywood dream includes an unlikely cast of characters, including Dennis Hopper, Christopher Isherwood, Shelley Winters, Marilyn Monroe, Stanley Kubrick, and Aaron Spelling, as it reveals a portrait of the machinations of the film and television business.

Curtis Harrington was a film and television director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He was a close associate of groundbreaking cult film pioneer Kenneth Anger and is considered one of the forerunners of New Queer Cinema.

The book includes a mid section of black and white photographs.
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Only Love Can Bring You Peace: Selected Lyrics
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Cat: 597056 Rel: 28 Dec 15
 
Book of song lyrics from selected works of songwriter Simon Joyner
Notes: For twenty-five years, Nebraska songwriter Simon Joyner has crafted haunting, honest songs about the unsettled dust of lovers and strangers. A pioneer of the Omaha music scene, Joyner has earned the praises of Conor Oberst, Beck, Gillian Welch, John Peel, John Darnielle, and more. As Dennis Callaci explains in his heartfelt foreword, Joyner has spent those years and earned those praises for songs about the "sorrow and southbound turns" of "the put-upon, the tortured, builders of arcs."

Only Love Can Bring You Peace is the first selection of Simon Joyner's lyrics (assembled and edited by Simon and his wife Sara) to appear in book form, showcasing the images and characters of over 15 albums, EPs, and rare releases. It also features two interviews with Joyner (from Aquarium Drunkard [2015] and Circumstantial Evidence [1996]), rare liner notes, and illustrations from over a dozen guest starring friends.

Whether you're new to Joyner's work, or you've had his songs stuck in your head since 1992, this book serves as a sturdy companion to what Callaci calls "the grass, branch and bone of a lifetime."
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Piano Works Vol 1
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Piano Works Vol 1 (book + MP3 download code)
Cat: 655186 Rel: 17 Jul 17
 
2-colour printed book with MP3 download code
Notes: The first publication of piano pieces by Erased Tapes composer and musician Peter Broderick features 20 works and an exclusive album of recordings plus unique notes from the composer. In this, his first volume of sheet music, Peter Broderick collects 20 works for solo piano alongside exclusive new recordings. Taken from his piano-led records such as Docile, Float, How They Are, Partners and Grunewald, some are original solo works while others have been stripped back and arranged for solo piano for the first time. The collection also includes the composer’s performance and repertoire notes.
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Pure Austrian Design & Audio Furniture
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Cat: 202103 Rel: 19 Dec 05
Rhythm Wise One & Two
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Rhythm Wise One & Two (paperback book)
Cat: 565566 Rel: 16 Mar 15
 
204 page paperback book
Notes: Reggae music is a living music, and much of it's history is a mystery. It would be impossible for anyone to say that there are only X amount of versions to a rhythm, unless that rhythm was brand new. The only claim being made is that having checked over 1000 LP's and about the same amount of 7" & 12" this is the imformation that has been gathererd. The music available for checking starts in the ska era and goes up to the Ragga era 1988.

50 Rhythms sorted by Rhythm, Producer and Artist.
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Small Axe Bookzine 1: Junior Byles
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Cat: 646856 Rel: 08 May 17
 
50 page A5 paperback book/magazine
Notes: New series of pamphlets, or "bookzines" as Ray puts it, from the Small Axe publishing house. No. 1 features Junior Byles - packed with info and graphics.
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Small Axe Bookzine 10: George Faith
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Cat: 663543 Rel: 26 Sep 17
Small Axe Bookzine 3: Culture
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Cat: 646858 Rel: 08 May 17
 
50 page A5 paperback book/magazine
Notes: New series of pamphlets, or "bookzines" as Ray puts it, from the Small Axe publishing house. No. 3 features Culture - packed with info and graphics.
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Small Axe Bookzine 4: Reggae 68-71
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Cat: 646859 Rel: 08 May 17
 
50 page A5 paperback book/magazine
Notes: New series of pamphlets, or "bookzines" as Ray puts it, from the Small Axe publishing house. No. 4 features Reggae 68-71 - packed with info and graphics.
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Small Axe Bookzine 6: U Roy
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Cat: 663537 Rel: 26 Sep 17
FORTHCOMING
Small Axe Bookzine 7: The Blackstones
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Cat: 663538 Rel: 26 Sep 17
FORTHCOMING
Small Axe Bookzine 8: Roy Cousins
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Cat: 663539 Rel: 26 Sep 17
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Small Axe Bookzine 9: Freddy McKay
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Cat: 663541 Rel: 26 Sep 17
Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980 - 1988
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Cat: 556089 Rel: 24 Nov 14
 
Index of American local independent music scenes between 1980 and 1988
Notes: Over 1,000 recording artists hunted down and hyped in their original indie habitats, including Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, the Wipers, Dinosaur Jr., Run-D.M.C., Slayer, Beastie Boys, Mudhoney...plus an entire nation of inspired amateurs.

In 1979, Bruce Pavitt moved from Chicago to Olympia, Washington, and began programming a show called Subterranean Pop on local community radio station KAOS-FM. In 1980, he launched Subterranean Pop magazine, dedicated to the unsung punk, new wave, and experimental regional bands of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Calvin Johnson of K Records joined the zine's staff later that year, beginning with the second issue.

The Sub Pop zine puzzled punk and new wave fans from major cities; readers were surprised that there were enough bands in the forgotten cities and states to devote a column, let alone an entire fanzine. Even more puzzling was the exclusion of artists like the Clash, Gang of Four, Blondie, or PIL, solely because of their major label associations. Driven by the power of independent thinking, early issues featured impassioned rallying cries for local action that make more sense than ever today, alongside early published artwork by Linda Barry, Charles Burns, and Jad Fair.

In 1983, Pavitt moved to Seattle and commenced his widely-read Sub Pop USA column in the Rocket newspaper, each month exposing new underground and independent artists. From Beat Happening and Pell Mell to early records by the Beastie Boys, Metallica, and Run-D.M.C., Sub Pop was a 1980s independent music bible, written with a diverse appreciation for happening scenes across the USA. In 1986, Pavitt put his ideas into practice, launching Sub Pop Records with the historic Sub Pop 100 compilation and Soundgarden's first release, Screaming Life. While the Sub Pop Records legacy is today legendary, the groundwork and creative wellspring that put Seattle on the musical map is assembled here for the first time.
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Synthesizer Colouring Book  A Collection of Over 30 Images Inspired By Vintage Analog Synthesizers, Sequencers and Other Tools That Shaped Modern Music.
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Notes: A collection of over 30 images inspired by vintage analogue synthesizers, sequencers and other tools that shaped modern music. In addition to the colouring pages, this book also features a brief history of synthesizers and the release year of each synthesizer and sequencer.
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