Record Store Day “Haul” with Lindsarella, JudyJams, and Dougernickel
National Record Store Day was this past Saturday (4/17), and we gleefully used this excuse to go on a shopping spree. We enjoyed supporting our favorite local record stores, of course, and made stops at Soundfix, Academy Records, and the Academy Annex! Below are some photos of our “haul,” and, as you can see, we were quite successful:
First up, 7 inches! All limited RSD exclusives…Ted Leo & the Pharmacists with 2 non-album tracks from his latest the Brutalist Bricks LP, a Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings split with the Budos Band (Sharon Jones tune from the brand-new I Learned the Hard Way, Budos Band side a cover of “Daytripper”), and Fucked Up‘s, at this point, annual RSD 7 inch, Spiral Scratch, with organ-drenched, psych rendition of “Crooked Hand” and a maddening check list of all their previous 7 and 12 inch releases. Also of note were a series of covers featuring their favored record stores from across the country; our (JudyJams and Dougernickel’s) copy has Spiral Scratch Records from Buffalo, NY.
You can listen to the track “I Learned the Hard Way” from the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings album here:
Lee Fields & the Expressions, “Do You Love Me Like You Say You Do.” We also nabbed this killer single by the legendary Mr. Fields, also a Daptone regular. (Fields himself appears in the opening sequence of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ new video for “I Learned the Hard Way.”) This was his first single for Truth & Soul Records, released in ’04, and it features a B-side remake of his hit “Honey Dove,” a slow soul tune with a sweet-as-hell guitar lick. Butter.
Lee Fields & the Expressions, “Honey Dove”
Devo‘s second record, Duty Now for the Future, reissue released on Record Store Day. Interesting to hear the movement away from the guitar-driven work of their debut to their signature synth heavy sound on 1980’s classic Freedom of Choice.
You can listen to a live version of the track “Come Back Jonee” here.
Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Soul Messin’. I (this is Linds here!) was super-stoked when JudyJams spotted Soul Messin’, the 2009 release by funky Aussies Cookin’ on 3 Burners. The highlight of this record for me is “This Girl,” a catchy retro-soul jam that was one of my favorite singles of last year, featuring the chilled-out vocals of fellow Aussie Kylie Auldist. Recommended for fans of beautiful female vocals, summertime jams, bedroom dancing, and happiness. (You can find it on Toast N’ Jams for Breakfast: Mix #1, here.)
Magik Markers 2007 Ecstatic Peace album Boss, in limited edition vinyl reissue (300 unit run). Features what appears to be a hand stenciled sleeve. This record is one of the best song oriented noise records in recent years, and will rip your face off and then throw a piano ballad at you just to complete the mind meld.
Betty Davis‘s “lost” final album, Is It Love or Desire. After recording this gritty, raunchy, and totally raw funk album in 1976, Ms. Davis fled the music biz. Thanks to Light in the Attic Records, the album—originally called Crashin’ from Passion—is finally available. She may have been known to most as “the woman too wild for Miles,” but she was a groundbreaking artist in her own right, a sexy space-age feminist funk goddess. Listen to samples from the record here.
Listen to “If I’m in Luck I Might Get Picked Up,” a cut off her self-titled album, here:
Scored the latest entry into FU’s Year of… series, Year of the Rat. Yes, another 12″ of 10 minute long hardcore tunes. Oddly, the label says 45, but it’s meant to be played at 33 rpm.
Have you heard Talibam!, Brooklyn’s own electro free jazz urban guerrillas? They are definitely one of the more exciting groups making “new” music in NYC. Normally a two piece (synth and drum), on this outing saxophonist Daniel Carter joins Kevin Shea (ex. Don Cab, Coptic Light, Storm and Stress) and Matt Mottel for 2 sides of frenzied improvisation. If you don’t know these guys and you like free/experimental music, definitely worth checking out.
One of our used finds, a personal find of sorts for Dougernickel, replacing a long-lost former copy. No Age, the comp from which the eponymous band takes its name, was a 1987 comp of instrumental music from the SST catalog. Features tracks from Blind Idiot God, Steve Fisk, Lee Ranaldo and Fred Frith.
Australian garage rocker’s Eddy Current Suppression Ring‘s third long player, Rush to Relax. Their previous record, Primary Colours, was a slow burn but very rewarding once you let it get under your skin, on first listen this one seems like it might move to the top of play list a little faster.
Phew! That’s all! If you have any questions about any of the music, let us know!