Limited white vinyl LP pressing. IV is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock group Veruca Salt. After line-up changes in the group, founding member Louise Post returned to the studio along with Stephen Fitzpatrick (guitars), Kellii Scott (drums) and Nicole Fiorentino (bass). The result was Veruca Salt IV, a hard-hitting album which plays to all of the band's grunge, alt-rock and pop strengths. Highlights include the single 'So Weird' and the sprawling 'Salt Flat Epic'.
Vinyl LP pressing. In the week that their eighth studio album, Giants of All Sizes, became their third consecutive UK #1 album, Elbow played a series of special acoustic shows for select audiences in Leeds, Kingston and Manchester. Combining tracks from the new album with songs from their extensive and ever growing back catalog, the shows offered fans a rare opportunity to see Elbow in small venues, with the recordings emphasizing the special bond that exists between the band and their fanbase. The short tour included two sold out, hometown shows at Manchester's Ritz, a place that looms large in the band's history, being the site of a legendary headline show on the release of their debut album Asleep in the Back in 2001 that had the Manchester Evening News display their fortune telling skills when they suggested 'Elbow are on the verge of something big'.
Limited transparent orange colored vinyl LP pressing. The first instalment in Fu Manchu's 30th Anniversary vinyl 10' series, Fu30, Pt.1, includes 2 new original Fu Manchu songs, as well as a cover of The Doobie Brothers' 'Takin' It To The Streets.' The band will be releasing 2 more editions in this 10' series over this year making a total of 30' of new Fu Manchu music for the Fu30 anniversary. Each release will include 2 new original compositions and a newly recorded cover. Like the band's most recent album, Clone Of The Universe, Fu30, Pt. 1 was recorded at The Racket Room in Santa Ana, California by Jim Monroe (Adolescents, Ignite) and co-produced with Fu Manchu.
Signed to Atlantic Records in the hubbub after Nirvana's Nevermind exploded, the Melvins' fifth album Houdini was a conscious attempt by the band to make a record that wouldn't alienate their fans but that the band members themselves would also enjoy. Their best-selling release by a country-mile, this album crested at number 29 on on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Houdini would be most folks introduction to the band and songs like 'Honeybucket' received MTV airplay. First time on vinyl since 1993. Mastered directly from original analog tapes. Six tracks produced by Kurt Cobain. Cover art by legendary artist Frank Kozik. Includes the vinyl-only bonus track 'Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)' originally by the MC5. Gatefold sleeve. 180-gram vinyl.
Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue Between 10th and 11th, the second album by The Charlatans UK. Available on clear 2XLP, the reissue contains the original album plus eight live and remastered tracks from Isolation 21.2.91, recorded live in Chicago in 1991. Between 10th and 11th was originally released in 1992 and contained the band's biggest US hit, "Weirdo" which landed at #1 on the Alternative songs chart. Produced by Flood, you can hear the pure crispness in the audio. Entertainment Weekly said that "Between 10th and 11th consolidates the band's riveting, hypnotic attack, all musical tips o' the hat to the '60s and '70s, smeared over a smorgasbord of unrelenting dance beats and topped with hook ("I Don't Want to See the Sights") after hook ("Weirdo").". 2LP 2XLP with revised artwork, clear vinyl
Vinyl LP repressing. BLIND MELON was the eponymous debut album by acclaimed rock band Blind Melon, released in 1992, featuring breakthrough single 'No Rain'. Fronted by singer Shannon Hoon (who can be heard doing backing vocals on Guns N Roses' Use Your Illusion I and II) Blind Melon had a distinctive sound, influenced by Southern Rock and Psychedelic Rock. Songs like 'Soak the Sin' and 'Tones of Home' evoke Hard Rock with a funky sound; 'Time' resembles Grateful Dead-style improvisational music and acoustic songs like 'Change' and 'No Rain' hinted at Pop and Folk influences. The band recorded the bulk of the album with producer Rick Parashar (who had produced Pearl Jam's 'Ten') at London Bridge Studio in Seattle, Washington. Blind Melon's production is marked by the use of outdated amplifiers and other antiquated studio technology. Modern studio effects were not used in it's production as the band wanted to create a pure and intimate sounding record.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2009 debut album from the hotly tipped UK outfit fronted by Florence Welch. Lungs, produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford and Steve Mackay, is an intoxicating mix of delicate fragility, dark humor and twisted Tim Burton style fairy-tales. From the live favorite 'You've Got the Love' to the raw Blues-tinged 'Girl with One Eye' to the beautifully painful 'Between Two Lungs', the album is crammed with crowd pleasers. Also boasting fresh tracks like new single 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)', 'Drumming' - with it's epic denseness, the terrifyingly brilliant 'Howl' and 'Hurricane Drunk' with it's paradoxical charms of heartbreak, love and loss, Lungs promises to leave US wanting more of the insanely captivating Florence Welch.
The Colour and The Shape is the second Foo Fighter album, and followed the band's multi-platinum debut Foo Fighters. Despite the first album's success, few people at the time thought that drummer-turned-frontman Dave Grohl could possibly have a second great album in him. Nonetheless,The Colour and The Shape exceeded all artistic and commerical expectations and established Foo Fighters as one of the most vital bands of our era. With hits like Everlong, Monkey Wrench and My Hero, Foo Fighters became a cornerstone of modern rock radio and a perennial MTV favorite.
Double vinyl LP pressing including download insert. 2009 collection from Dave Grohl and the Foos including two brand new tracks, 'Wheels' and 'Word Forward', both recorded with producer Butch Vig (who also produced Grohl's former band, Nirvana!). This excellent collection features some of the finest melodic Rock released in the last 15 years including 'The Pretender', 'All My Life', 'Learn To Fly', 'Best of You', 'Times Like These', 'My Hero', 'Everlong', and many more.
Vinyl LP pressing of this 1993 album from the American Indie rockers. Low-rock and Fuck-rock are two descriptors enigmatic Morphine front man Mark Sandman used to describe his band's beat-inspired blues-jazz-rock holy racket. Hailed by the alternative college-rock community in the mid-1990s after motion picture soundtrack placements in Spanking the Monkey and the MTV animated series Beavis and Butt-head, such commercial endorsements did little to distract from Cure for Pain's deep soul.
Limited 180gm vinyl pressing of this classic 1991 album from Kurt Cobain and the boys. Nevermind became a surprise success in late 1991, largely due to the popularity of its first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". By January 1992, it had replaced Michael Jackson's album Dangerous at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also produced three other successful singles: "Come as You Are", "Lithium", and "In Bloom".
Two LP pressing of the 1991 funk-punk classic that brought the Red Hot Chili Peppers into the mainstream. The breakthrough multiplatinum album includes the alternative rock mainstays "Under The Bridge," "Give It Away," "Suck My Kiss," "Breaking The Girl" & many more.
UK 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1993 album from the British Showgazers. Widely regarded as their best album, it benefits from synthesizer contributions from co-producer Brian Eno on 'Sing' (which he co-wrote) and 'Here She Comes'.
Limited vinyl LP reissue of this album from the British band fronted by Brett Anderson including digital download. Named in 2010 as the best debut album of 1993 by the NME, Suede was the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK, and went on to win 1993's Mercury Music Prize. Includes 'Animal Nitrate', 'The Drowners', 'Metal Mickey' and more.
Deluxe double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of Alt-Rock trio's 1992 debut album Copper Blue and the Beaster EP from '93. Includes download code for both albums plus B-sides and a complete 1992 live show.
Released in May 2006 Broken Boy Soldiers was a critical and commercial success. The album's first single Steady, As She Goes became a monster radio hit. The album charted at #7 in the Billboard Charts and #2 in the UK's Album Charts, where it was Mojo Magazine's Album of The Year. Rolling Stone proclaimed, Expectations were sky-high, but The Raconteurs exceed them all and the band picked up the title of Best New Artist in their annual Readers Poll. It was the record's mix of warm harmonies with explosive guitars and layers of sometimes psychedelic rock with catchy sing-song choruses & witty rhymes which made it such an infectious and unique success.
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1986 album from the legendary British quartet. The Queen Is Dead is The Smiths' great leap forward, taking the band to new musical and lyrical heights. Opening with the storming track, the album is harder rocking record than anything the band had attempted before. Johnny Marr has created here a wide range of guitar styles that provide a musical bed for Morrissey's best set of lyrics. From which is crafted some of their finest, most affective songs, particularly "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" and the epic "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," two masterpieces that provide the foundation for a remarkable album.
Urban Hymns is the third studio album by English alternative rock band The Verve, released on 29 September 1997 on Hut Records. It earned nearly unanimous critical praise upon it's release, and went on to become the band's best-selling release and one of the biggest selling albums of the year. It is currently ranked the 17th best-selling album in UK chart history and has sold over ten million copies worldwide.