Radiation Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
A classic album from The Telescopes, dating from 1992, during psychedelic shoegaze’s imperial phase. This second LP (originally released by Creation) has ‘the hits’ of the band, or at least the most immediately ear-grabbing of their gorgeously hazy tunes. The Telescopes is pressed to vinyl (for the first time in a decade) courtesy of Radiation.
Lol Coxhill was a member of Kevin Ayers' backing band Whole World. They feature, along with Robert Wyatt, on his 1971 album Ear Of The Beholder. The album is a sprawling, mesmerising and daring avant-jazz masterpiece that stood out as ‘different’ at a time when new ground was being broken frequently. It was originally released on Dandelion, the label owned by legendary DJ John Peel.
Lesser-spotted British folk-rock group Medicine Head recorded their debut album New Bottles Old Medicine in 1970. Between the 2 of them, Peter Hope-Evans and John Fiddler play an array of percussion, guitar and harmonica, successfully channeling Delta Blues and rural English folk idioms alike. Something special about this one, where has it been hiding all these years? Reissued on thick 180g vinyl by the Radiation label.
Classic punk name for a classic anarcho-punk band. Disorder, hailing from Bristol, have been active since 1980, and such a lengthy career has prompted an urge to reissue their earliest material. The Singles Collection gathers up 3 7”s and a 12”, granting you a full twenty tracks of hardcore action on one vinyl LP. On Radiation.
What’s that? Didn’t know that Bristol had a damn-fine post-punk scene in the late 1970’s? Quick, rectify your ignorance with Avon Calling, a compilation from the time that has now been reissued on vinyl. All the many hues of post-punk are represented, and you get a good aerial shot of 70’s Bristol on the cover too. Bands include Private Dicks, Glaxo Babies and Vice Squad.
Fronted by vocalist and keyboardist, the late Jennifer Miro, The Nuns eponymous debut is a San Franciscan punk rock classic. The Nuns formed in 1976 and fuse punk, new wave and goth to make a sound all of their own. This album features songwriting contributions from alt. country maestro Alejandro Escovedo.
The Nuns is available on vinyl LP
The Nuns reformed in 1986, ten years after their original inception to record their second album, Rumania. The album went largely unnoticed at the time but in the years that followed the album gained a cult status, being regarded as a classic of the dark wave genre due to Jennifer Miro’s gothic synth style.
Rumania is available on vinyl LP.