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jorge > 13 Apr 2015

RECORD STORE DAY

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April 18th

April 18th is Record Store Day, and to celebrate it we have some special releases that will be available at record shops from this Saturday. Volume 3 of our "R&B Hipshakers" series gets the double LP treatment, so you can have all those King and Federal killer cuts together. Handy! Also on 12", the first ever reissue of "Cántame esa canción que dice, yeah, yeah, yeah" by Five or Six, one of the less heralded acts of the classic Cherry Red era. Released only in Spain in 1982, the LP contains a few cuts from their fantastic early singles and EPs but Five or Six used this opportunity to offer mostly tracks unavailable elsewhere, all displaying the diverse and immense talent of a band that should be more well known. We also have a handful of 7"s, starting with the facsimile reissue of the 1981 debut by Philadelphia's Sic Kidz, one of the finest examples of psycho-garage-punk from the era. In 1975 Alex Chilton went into the Ardent Recording Studios with producer Jon Tiven and out of some tumultuous recording sessions came a number of loose and unpolished gems, which would ultimately become the "Bach's Bottom" album. Munster is proud to present a new 7" featuring previously unreleased alternate versions of three of those tracks, another instance of Alex Chilton magic. In 1971, Mexican band Antorcha released an EP documenting the transition from their beat origins as Las Antorchas to their politically-charged work in the 70s. Featuring three songs written by the band, two in English and the wonderful slow burner 'El jardín del edén' in Spanish, it's a a rare psych rock gem and a pivotal moment in Mexican rock. We also have a special split 7" featuring two untamed 60s nuggets from our "Algo salvaje" compilation. English band Tomcats visited Spain in 1965 and they recorded this rifftastic and fuzzed out version of the classic copla song 'A tu vera'. On the other side, 'Te fuiste' by Pamplona's Los Junior's is a spectacular midtempo driven by an imposing rhythm and an ondulating organ of clearly lisergic reminiscences. Finally, a fantastic 7" on Vampisoul by Orlando Julius. A few years into his music career, in the late 1960s he expanded his own band and began to explore an increasingly deeper, funkier highlife fusion, responding to rock, psychedelia and the funk grooves that were coming from the USA, as well as Fela Kuti's new Afrobeat direction. The two tracks featured on this 1970 single are wonderful examples of that constantly evolving sound, getting mellower, rootsier and always profoundly hip shaking.

 

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April 18th is Record Store Day, and to celebrate it we have some special releases that will be available at record shops from this Saturday. Volume 3 of our "R&B Hipshakers" series gets the double LP treatment, so you can have all those King and Federal killer cuts together. Handy! Also on 12", the first ever reissue of "Cántame esa canción que dice, yeah, yeah, yeah" by Five or Six, one of the less heralded acts of the classic Cherry Red era. Released only in Spain in 1982, the LP contains a few cuts from their fantastic early singles and EPs but Five or Six used this opportunity to offer mostly tracks unavailable elsewhere, all displaying the diverse and immense talent of a band that should be more well known. We also have a handful of 7"s, starting with the facsimile reissue of the 1981 debut by Philadelphia's Sic Kidz, one of the finest examples of psycho-garage-punk from the era. In 1975 Alex Chilton went into the Ardent Recording Studios with producer Jon Tiven and out of some tumultuous recording sessions came a number of loose and unpolished gems, which would ultimately become the "Bach's Bottom" album. Munster is proud to present a new 7" featuring previously unreleased alternate versions of three of those tracks, another instance of Alex Chilton magic. In 1971, Mexican band Antorcha released an EP documenting the transition from their beat origins as Las Antorchas to their politically-charged work in the 70s. Featuring three songs written by the band, two in English and the wonderful slow burner 'El jardín del edén' in Spanish, it's a a rare psych rock gem and a pivotal moment in Mexican rock. We also have a special split 7" featuring two untamed 60s nuggets from our "Algo salvaje" compilation. English band Tomcats visited Spain in 1965 and they recorded this rifftastic and fuzzed out version of the classic copla song 'A tu vera'. On the other side, 'Te fuiste' by Pamplona's Los Junior's is a spectacular midtempo driven by an imposing rhythm and an ondulating organ of clearly lisergic reminiscences. Finally, a fantastic 7" on Vampisoul by Orlando Julius. A few years into his music career, in the late 1960s he expanded his own band and began to explore an increasingly deeper, funkier highlife fusion, responding to rock, psychedelia and the funk grooves that were coming from the USA, as well as Fela Kuti's new Afrobeat direction. The two tracks featured on this 1970 single are wonderful examples of that constantly evolving sound, getting mellower, rootsier and always profoundly hip shaking.