Via Numero Group:
With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once—as much in the tradition of rock n’ roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists’ formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience. The themes of getting wasted, driving around in hotted-up cars, being trapped in crap jobs, and paranoia were their subject matter. Machine throb bass and drums with jagged car-wreck guitars were their modus operandi. Fitting into no place or time they spurned all but the most rudimentary and elemental of rock structures to create a sound all their own.
-2LP version boils the box down to 22 essentials, plus unpublished photographs, discography, and fold out Perth Punk family tree.
“The Scientists proved to me that rock ‘n’ roll could be played by gentlemen in fine silk shirts half unbuttoned and still be dirty, cool and real.”—Thurston Moore
“They wrote fantastic singles and looked like they just crawled out of the ooze. What more could you ask for?” —Warren Ellis
“The Scientists turned my head around and made a man out of me! They grew hair on my palms and made my socks stink!”—Jon Spencer
Numero has released one of the most important music box sets, of the year, for those of us who love the 70’s New York Punk scene, with ‘Ork Records, New York, New York.’
In August of 1975, the world’s first punk record label was born. Ork Records: New York, New York is a tale of Terry Ork, a film-obsessed fugitive of Warhol’s Factory set. Ork’s impresario ear would pull damaged, literate new rock music from the pregnant Bowery grime of CBGB, resulting in debut 45s by Television and Richard Hell, as well as landmark recordings by the Feelies and Lester Bangs. It’s a tale of Charles Ball, who’d steer Ork Records through solo exploits by Big Star’s Alex Chilton and the dBs’ Chris Stamey. And it’s a tale told across 4 LPs s in scorching sides by Richard Lloyd, Marbles, Prix, Mick Farren, Cheetah Chrome, the Idols, the Erasers, the Revelons, Student Teachers, and more. Our deluxe 190-page hardback book features evocative, unseen imagery, a portal opened by on-the-scene photojournalists as crucial to documenting punk’s conception in the squalid Lower East Side as the walls of CBGB itself. Ork Records: New York, New York is a visionary glimpse of punk and new wave as invented, nurtured, feted, and forgotten by the street-level artisans who attended the genres’ arrival.
Band’s performance filmed by Julien Temple…
Footage of The Clash’s 1977 New Year’s concert at infamous Covent Garden venue the Roxy has surfaced for the first time.
The clip, captured by filmmaker Julien Temple, has been revealed in a new BBC documentary about punk in ’70s England. It also includes other archival footage including media broadcasts.
The January 1 concert cemented The Clash and the Roxy venue’s historic place in London’s exploding punk scene. It also saw the band debut new drummer Rob Harper and a new song, “I’m So Bored With the USA”.
Watch the full documentary below.
We are pleased to announce that we have Big Iron’s critically acclaimed album, ‘We Will Fall’ in stock.
Slow Motion Commotion @RWM Ian Johnson, Taylor Gwin and Shane Deaver
We had a blast last night, with three very talented musician, who are Slow Motion Commotion. Enjoy the video below.
We ended our Sunday afternoon, at RWM, with the Ramones and we decided to begin our Tuesday with an injection of punk and the Ramones.
When The Trouble Comes
Red Kate & Bad Ideas 7″ On My Mind/New Dreams
Via Red Kate:
Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Red Kate has been pounding the pavement in the name of high octane rock and roll since 2007. Formed out of the remnants of such regional and national acts as Truck Stop Love, Wayback Machine, Squadcar, and the River City Revelator’s, Red Kate’s experience has helped them persevere in an industry that can love you one minute and spit you out the next. Sonically, the band tips a cap to the beer soaked barroom floors of the short lived early 70’s British Pub-Rock scene and the modern blues-punk sounds that have since taken root in the Midwest’s dive bars and basements. Hard working both on and off the stage, the band’s locale has lent its perspective in sound, lyric, and work ethic. Straight off the factory line, Red Kate hearkens back to a time when musicians played hard, stayed up late, and carried a union card.
Check out the videos below.
Even though Canadian punkers, Fucked Up, just released a new LP, ‘Glass Boys,’ they’ve just dropped two new tracks, “Blink” and “The Way We Did.” Both tracks can be streamed below.
You can grab the 7″ here.
We should never forget Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics. Need a refresher? We have the ’10 Years Of Revolutionary Rock & Roll Picturedisc/DVD’ in stock for your ear bleeding pleasure. The DVD is a 2 hour ‘rockumentary’, spans the full 10 jaw-dropping years, the arrests, triumphs and challenges, interviews with critics, band and crew members plus over an hour of bonus footage.
1. Butcher Baby
2. Master Plan
3. Goin’ Wild
4. Fuck and Roll
5. A Pig is a Pig
We are proud to say we own the movie (?) ‘Reform School Girls’ on DVD.
Check out the Wendy O. videos below.
Wendy O. “Reform School Girls”
Wendy O. Gets “Kicked Off” Live Talk Show! (Rare Video)