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NEW RELEASES:

Sings Favorites - Mark Kozelek
Mark Kozelek
Sings Favorites
Good Times - Monkees
Monkees
Good Times
Kidsticks - Beth Orton
Beth Orton
Kidsticks
X-Communicate - Kristin Kontrol
Kristin Kontrol
X-Communicate
By Default - Band of Skulls
Band of Skulls
By Default
Masterpiece - Big Thief
Big Thief
Masterpiece
Goodness - Hotelier
Hotelier
Goodness
Everything's Beautiful - Davis,Miles / Glasper,Robert
Davis,Miles / Glasper,Robert
Everything's Beautiful
Skin - Flume
Flume
Skin
Dam-Funk Dj-Kicks - Dam-Funk
Dam-Funk
Dam-Funk Dj-Kicks

STAY TUNED

STRICTLY DISCS WILL BE OPEN MEMORIAL DAY 11AM-5PM


USED VINYL ALERT:


Greetings vinyl fiends! We've got a lot of great records (2500+) for you to check out this week!

First off the bat, we have a whole lot of fun in store for the bargain shoppers (aka "everyone"). The center island of bins in the basement is now packed full of fresh, never before flipped dollar records. There's a little bit of everything in here, including plenty of very rare records that are yours for next to nothing. Country, psych rock, classic rock, new wave, dance and electronic, hip hop, oddball records of every stripe, they're all here, while they last!

We've also moved the sale bin for new vinyl downstairs for the weekend and added 200+ newly marked-down titles to that section as well, so be sure to check it out!

On to the used records! For the rock fans, we've got some fine ones from the Grateful Dead, Yardbirds, XTC, Velvet Underground, Sabbath, Bowie, Zeppelin, Stones, Scorpions, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Buddy Miles, the Monkees, Tom Petty, Van Dyke Parks, Nilsson, Yes, Phil Manzanera, Mungo Jerry, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page and Ned Doheny.

In the psych and pop world, we've got Mandrake Memorial, Roxy, Pidgeon, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, the Beat of the Earth and Syd Barrett.

Looking for punk and post-punk, this week's got some nice ones from the Stranglers, Young Fresh Fellows, Stiff Little Fingers, Shoes, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Bauhaus, Public Image Ltd, Sisters of Mercy and Black Flag.

We've got a whole slew of newer releases from Mew, Tool, Iron and Wine, Tuneyards, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Chris Forsyth, Cian Nugent, Ryan Adams, the Flaming Lips, Arctic Monkeys, Nickel Creek, Head and the Heart, Ben Harper, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, Sarah MacLachlan, Hospitality, Jason Molina, La Sera, Low, Mazzy Star, Quasi, Run the Jewels and Earl Sweatshirt.

Soul, jazz and funk from Eddie Henderson, Persuasions, Sly, Prince, Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner.

We've got some fine Fela, Charanjit Singh, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Milton Nascimento and some other nice Brazilian, Latin and Calypso LPs.

Looking for folk? Try Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Peter Lang, Nick Drake, Richie Havens, Buffy Sainte Marie, Tommy Hunter, Leo Kottke, Gordon Bok, and Arlo Guthrie.

A whole lot of great electronic and experimental this week from Bonobo, Gabi, Carlos Giffoni, some essential Tangerine Dream, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Lee Gamble, a very cool Razormaid box set, Trance (the German group), SunnO))) and OMD.

We top it off with some Yma Sumac, a bunch of Moog LPs, and classical from Strauss, Debussy, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Mahler and Beethoven. Come have yourself a look!

UPCOMING INDIE-ONLY VINYL EDITIONS:




Radiohead returns on June 17th with their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The indie-only version is a 2LP 180Gram pressing on white vinyl - pre-order now in the shop or by phone (608.259.1991).

NEW OR NOTEWORTHY THIS WEEK:

A handful of names get rightfully tossed around when discussing the best producers to ever make disco; Giorgio Moroder, the Cayre Brothers at Salsoul Records, Philadelphia's team of Gamble and Huff. But for my money, the best to ever do it was NYC's Patrick Adams, the man behind the boards for countless of disco's finest tracks and deeply hidden gems. Adams' synthesizer work defined the sound of groups like Musique, Phreek, the Universal Robot Band and Bumblebee Unlimited, but found it's purest distillation in Adams' releases as Cloud One. The songs on this 1978 LP boil down the basics of classic disco: a four on the floor kickdrum and hi-hat rhythm, insistently funky guitar lines, and a relentless pace, while adding Adams' signature mark, the wailing, serpentine sound of his Minimoog synth, which often stands in for vocals altogether (Adams never fancied himself much of a singer). Each of the five long tracks here is a minor masterpiece, resisting the excess and dross of many songs from this era, while summoning a spacious, nebular grandeur designed merely to elevate the dancefloor.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
LP $21.99

Eddie Hazel changed the guitar game forever with his blazing work on the early Funkadelic records, particularly the blues-funk bogsoup of 1972's Maggot Brain. Hazel took the proud showmanship of Hendrix to even more crazed lengths, pioneering a freewheeling funky fusion that still resonates decades later in the music of acts as disparate as Rage Against the Machine, Fishbone, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. After Funkadelic's move towards druggy electro pushed Hazel to the sidelines of that group, he cut a solitary solo album, 1977's majestic Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs. Lacking a major radio hit, and soaked in a psychedelic brine that could peel the paint off a Chrysler, the album sold poorly for Warner Brothers and fell out of print. That's been remedied at last, with the London reissue label Be With Records (who also brought us recent reprints from Ned Doheny) restoring this record to its full glory. With a lineup that's basically Funkadelic minus George Clinton, prepare yourself for a clockwork rhythm section like no other, as Hazel casts comet-streaked guitar lines into the cauldron with enough tone mastery to send a thousand suburban dads scrambling toward's the nearest Guitar Center. Simply one of the best records ever, in any genre you could stick it in: rock, funk, soul, psych, take your pick.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
LP $34.99

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NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH AT THE HIGH NOON SALOON:




Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, June 7th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM.

OTB:

This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

She was a member of three of the best and most important bands of the eighties and nineties, namely the Breeders, Throwing Muses and Belly. She hasn't released an album since 2006, but from 2013 to 2014 she released five eps in a series called "Swan Song Series. This three disc, 31 track collection gathers all of the tracks from those eps. These tracks showcase what Ms. Donelly excelled at, expressive folk-rock with a different attitude than any other concurrent performer. Rest assured, there are rockers, but the majority of the songs showcase her autumnal side with the unique and arresting melodies that only she can come up with. This collection is available at a very reasonable price for a hefty parcel of her best in the last several decades.
- Ted Talks

This album of mainly singles is released due to the presence of Jay Reatard. Since Jay's death in 2010, there isn't any new music to release, so there is a need to go back into Jay's past to highlight the music that he made before he produced the albums that made the world notice his talent. The music was recorded in 2005 and 2006, and besides singles, there are an additional three tracks recorded at a session in Montreal. The songs are almost like primitive blueprints of the music that Jay would produce in just a short time. This is punky pop (not pop-punk) that includes several covers (Devo, Wire and two others) whose treatment fits into the spirit of the proceedings. This album is surprisingly good and a must for any Jay fans. This is not to denigrate the talents of Miss Alix Brown who was the co-leader and co-singer of this band.
- Ted Talks

This 2 disc collection compiles tracks from 1964 through 1968. It includes versions of their biggest hits, but it also includes r&b, rock and roll, Merseybeat and lesser known songs of that special kind of pop that the Zombies did so well. The music is culled from BBC overseas syndication discs that vary slightly in quality due to the age and condition of the sources. This collection of live cuts is a fascinating look at the band and includes cuts that never made it on to any albums and singles. "The BBC Sessions" is a must for any Zombies fan, fans of sixties pop and for fans of top-notch pop.
- Ted Talks

This is Mr. Dennen's 6th album since 2004. This album is also a continuation of the excellence that Mr. Dennen has displayed over his last several albums. At his best and at his most simple, Mr. Dennen is a master of melody and he produces those gorgeous melodies almost effortlessly. He then wraps the melodies in compelling folk-rock. He puts his vocals upfront to set the melodies. There is also a return to the acoustic and sparse songs of his early work on several cuts, With this album, the listener gets the best of all of Mr. Dennen's musical incarnations. "Por Favor" is simply a great album from a performer whose time has come to be noticed.
- Ted Talks



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