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Queens of the Stone Age second Album released in 2000. First Ever US Vinyl Pressing featuring original blue album artwork. Pressed on 180G Black vinyl in a single pocket jacket with 12' x 24' insert. Includes the International vinyl bonus track 'Ode To Clarissa'.
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Released in 1980, Heartattack and Vine was Waits’ final album on Elektra /Asylum Records and it built on the raw blues approach of Blue Valentine with the incendiary title track, the funky, organ driven “Downtown” and the stomping NOLA blues of “Mr. Siegal”. This album also contains some of Waits most popular ballads, including “Jersey Girl” which was famously a hit for Bruce Springsteen. “On the Nickle” is a moving song about the homeless people who lived on 5th street in downtown LA, and “Ruby’s Arms” is a beautiful song with a lovely Bach-like melody.
Issued in 1975, this is the articulation of Zambia’s Zamrock ethos. While other albums - Rikki Ililonga’s Zambia, WITCH’s Lazy Bones!! - are competitors, it’s hard to best this album as it covers each major quadrant of the Zamrock whole: it came from the mines; its musicians were anti-colonial freedom fighters, it envelops Zambian folk music traditions, and it rocks - hard.
A Side: Amanaz, I Am Very Far, Sunday Morning, Khala My Friend, History of Man, Nsunka Lwendo
B Side: Africa, Green Apple, Making the Scene, Easy Street, Big Enough, Kale
C Side: Amanaz (Reverb Mix), I Am Very Far (Reverb Mix), Sunday Morning (Reverb Mix), Khala My Friend (Reverb Mix), History of Man (Reverb Mix), Nsunka Lwendo (Reverb Mix)
D Side: Africa (Reverb Mix), Green Apple (Reverb Mix), Making the Scene (Reverb Mix), Easy Street (Reverb Mix), Big Enough (Reverb Mix), Kale (Reverb Mix)