Vinilisssimo Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
- Vinyl LP (MRSSS528)
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Blonde On Blonde
Blonde On Blonde were a Welsh psychedelic / prog band active for a couple of years from the late 60’s on. Their second album, Rebirth, has been allowed to sink into obscurity, with this being the very first time it has been officially reissued on vinyl. High energy melodic super-rock: what’s not to like? Reissued by Vinilisssimo.
Eduardo Polonio was one of the pioneers of electronic music in Spain, performing as early as 1970 in groups like Grupo Alea Electrónica Libre and Laboratorio Phonos. Acaricia La Manana is an LP from 1984 that showcases his synth and Farfisa sequencing skills. This Vinilisssimo reissue recreates the original LP design perfectly, and throws in a bonus 7” of previously-unreleased contemporary tracks too!
Five or Six were one of the most unheralded bands to emerge in the post-punk era. They had the opening track on the legendary 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation on Cherry Red but their debut was for some unfathomable reason only released in Spain. They join the dots between Joy Division, This Heat and Wire and this first ever re-issue of their early work is well worth picking up.
- Vinyl LP (MRSSS530)
- Limited edition
Remember cassette tapes? Sure you do. The joy of taping stuff of the radio when John Peel was on. The anger of having to sprint from one side of the room to the other while your tape deck chewed through your copy of the latest psychedelic pop band. Thirty years after their release on cassette, here’s The Green Pajamas album The Summer of Lust on vinyl.
As a member of Spacemen 3, Pete Kember, aka Sonic Boom made space rock that took its cues from Suicide and The Velvet Underground. Spectrum was his first solo album since the demise of the seminal band and served to placate his pop sensibilities. His trademark cosmic hypnosis still remained, however. Spectrum features a cover of Suicide’s Rock n Roll is Killing My Life which Kember uses to tip his hat in the direction of the New York duo and their influence on him.
Following the demise of the much lauded, game changing punk-rock pioneers The Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten sought to undo some of the preconceptions his audience (and the wider public in general) may have had about him when choosing the configuration and direction of his new outfit PiL. No longer would he be known as Johnny Rotten reverting back to his birth name John Lydon and stripping back the inherently rock'n'roll traits of his current outfit, instead replacing them with elements of dub, dance, pop and folk to help usher in a new era of post-punk and new wave, genre styles that helped re-imagine punk rock as a flexible entity capable of more than just spit and vitriol. Along with bassist Jah Wobble, guitarist Keith Levene and drummer Jim Walker Lydon's outfit PiL issued their opening statement in the UK in 1978 (originally deemed to uncommercial 'First Issue' was robbed of an official US release) that not only helped refine the musical landscape, post punk rock invasion, but questions the very relationship between artist and consumer, attacking the british tabloid press and the like for their unjust take on Lydon's own public image as a member of the notorious Sex Pistols. 'First Issue' not only wipes the slate clean, it ushers in era of profound creativity for Lydon and his group which now spans well over 20 years and ten studio LP's.
Overseen, co-ordinated and approved by Lydon and his personal management the re-release of their classic 1978 debut 'First Issue' has been meticulously reproduced and naturally expanded upon. The 2-disc CD set includes and un-editing interview with our protagonist conducted in 1978 by the BBC radio plus a rare B-side 'The Cowboy Song' as well as sticker reproductions of the iconic PiL logo. The LP edition includes the interview, b-side and stickers plus a replica fold-out poster, tabloid adverts from the time of it's original release and the obligatory download code.