catl. “Soon This Will All Be Gone” 2012. catl. Records. Punk-blues duo from Toronto (who will be playing at one of my favorite Milwaukee bars, Boone & Crockett, next month). Soon This Will All Be Gone is their third album and is steeped in traditional American blues, folk and hillbilly music and then shredded with punk attitude and attack. They cover Robert Johnson on “He’ll Make My Way,” Abner Jay on “Cocaine,” Led Belly on “Goodnight, Irene” and Hasil Adkins on “Get Outta My Car.” But my favorite tracks are their originals like the rollicking “Gotta Thing For You” and the driving blues, organ-infused “5 Miles.”
We saw catl play last summer in Indianapolis at Romanus Records Fest (their latest album, Bide My Time Until I Die, came out on Romanus) and we were blown away: I’m a huge fan of women on rhythm and percussionist Sarah K. not only beats the shit out of her drums (and tambourine, maracas, organ, accordion) she does it standing/dancing which provides an even more dynamic live experience. She takes the lead vocals on several tracks and occasionally shares vocals with singer/guitarist Johnny LaRue, whose voice is exactly the right tone for punk-blues: a little nasal sneer. I think their April performance will be their first time in Milwaukee (though I’m not totally sure) and I can’t wait to see them again.
The Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds has announced that it will release the first ever UK single to feature nothing but birdsong next month. So that’s fun. It aims to highlight the massive decline in some species of bird, which is less fun.
Titled ‘Let Nature Sing’, the two and a half minute track will feature 25 of the UK’s most endangered birds, including the blackbird, robin and…
METALLICA Master Of Puppets. Ultra Rare 1986 French-only wide centred 7" vinyl single on the New Electric Way label, also including Welcome Home ‘Sanitarium’, within the original picture sleeve featuring the superb album artwork on the front anda great group picture on the reverse. This example has come all the way from Japan where it has been its whole life, the sleeve displays only lightest signs of edgewear and is otherwise in near mint condition, the labels remain clean and thevinyl looks barely played. An absolutely stunning example of this hard to find pressing.
PET SHOP BOYS Introspective. Rare 1988 US 9-track promotional triple vinyl 12" set including Devices Shep Pettibone Mix and Device Mix, Always On My Mind Shep’s Holiday Mix, Shep’s House & In My House Mix and Domino Dancing Base Remix. Each 12" comes in their own die-cut card sleeve and this copy is still factory sealed with the original numbered stripey title sticker on the front, therefore mint and unplayed.
Last week, Nugs.net, the leading live music distribution platform for concert recordings and live streams, offered a free live stream of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS playing live from Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. This was the first time any event has been live streamed from the last-standing wonder of the ancient world.
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LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV. Rare 1971 UK fifth issue 8-track vinyl LP, on the plum & red label with band name at the top, Jimmy Page production credit at the bottom and misprinted ‘Misty Mountain Top’ title, complete with first style textured flipback lyric inner, gatefold picture sleeve with original flipback lyric inner. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & minor general shelfwear, the inner has a seam split along the bottom edge. The vinyl remains in excellent conditionwith just a few light surface scuffs and very little spindle wear to show for its forty five years.
GONG Angels Egg. Rare 1973 13-track vinyl LP on the black & white ‘two virgins’ label, gatefold picture sleeve with the highly sought after 16-page booklet Radio Gnome Invisible – The Mystery Histories ‘written and performed by Gong band and family on earth under the influence of the Mother planet’. The sleeve has just a few spots of discolouration, whilst the all-important booklet is in fantastic condition, secure at the staples [which are still bright] and has just light wear. The vinyl shows just a few very faint scuff marks and is Excellent – ultra cosmick!