Archive for the ‘Merchandise/Memorabilia’ Category

Johnny Thunders Super 8 footage

May 22, 2007

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Johnny Thunders was a pivotal rock’n’roll guitarist and singer, first with the New York Dolls, the proto-punk glam rockers of the early ’70s. and later, a hugely important figure on the New York punk scene, both with The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. His influence on punk is massive and now, you can capture some bespoke footage thanks to eBay.

Up for grabs is some Super 8 sound film of Johnny Thunders appearing solo at legendary venue Max’s Kansas City, New York City, 1976.  Film made by Bruce Balboni and the picture is good, sound quality is OK and the film includes several songs and some off camera scenes outside Max’s. Essential for fans of music with a bit of cash behind them.

Johnny Thunders Super 8 Footage

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Yellow Bird T-Shirt Project

February 1, 2007

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The Yellow Bird Project is a Montreal-based, non-profit initiative which has collaborated with musicians in designing some T-shirts which they print up and sell on their website, with all of the money going to charity. Devendra Banhart, Wolfmother, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and King Creosote (pictured left) have all designed shirts and will nominate a charity for the proceeds to go to.

The shirts are going for $25, and you can buy them by clicking here.

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Single of the Year – LazyBones/Mik Mak Mok double A-Side

December 6, 2006

Gardensticks_releaseLadies and Gentlemen, something incredible fell into my lap this morning and it is, without question, the finest thing you’ll hear all year. The Gardensticks recording company is a beguiling, mysterious creature, sending out beautiful handcrafted vibrations into the ether and they’ve hit gold again after the successes and critical acclaims
of their John Stammers‘ releases.

This time, they have two new talents
who find themselves on the fringes of psychedelia and acid-folk, namely
Mik Mak Mok (as broken first by PopJunkie) and the stupendous talent of Lazy Bones. Buy this record now, or forever kick yourself. Read on…

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Super rare Velvet Underground acetate for sale

December 5, 2006

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Fans of the Velvet Underground, it’s time to start counting up your copper jar because a super rare VU acetate has been put up for sale on listings site eBay, and bids have reached a staggering $124,000.

The acetate is reported to be the only surviving copy of the Velvets’ debut album, with markedly different versions of classic songs like "Heroin" and "Venus In Furs".

According to the seller, this is "arguably the rarest and most important rock ā€˜nā€™ roll and pop-art artifact in the world".

For more info about its history and how it came to be bought originally for a mere 75 cents, read the full listing on ebay (it’s worth a read on it’s own) Click over for the link and a nice video.

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Book Review – The Lost Tribes of Pop by Tom Cox

November 15, 2006

The_lost_tribes_of_popTom Cox has been penning his Lost Tribes of Pop article for a while now, and quite rightly, the good folk at Portrait Books have published it as a book. Compiling all those weird muso people you bump into in various coffee houses and record shops, The Lost Tribes of Pop won’t fail to bring a wry grin to your face, and worse still, make you recognise a few of your own obsessive compulsions.

Featuring wonderfully spotted vignettes about the people who frequent a music fans’ life, Cox has managed to hit the nail on the head with every character. One particular favourite of mine is The Posh Hippie. We’ve all met one, and boy has Cox got them down pat.

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Ugly Things – All your music needs and reads

September 29, 2006

BrianjonesFor those of you sixties obsessives out there (and fans of the very things that shaped the lead up to the sixties), you may be keen to know that there is a rag that caters for your needs! No, it aint Mojo (and their recent Elton freakin’ John obsession), but the slap down, all attitude heir to Lester Bangs, Ugly Things!

In their own words, ‘UGLY THINGS’ coverage of 1960s Beat, Garage, and Psychedelic music is second to none and continues to be the magazine’s main focus, with deeply-researched articles and interviews with some of the finest overlooked artists from the 20th century’s most tumultuous decade. However, UGLY THINGS prides itself in covering a wide range of "Wild Sounds From Past Dimensions", from 1920s rural blues to 1950s R&B to obscure ’70/’80s punk rock’. For more info, click here.

Editor’s Top Ten Picks

September 27, 2006

EditorspicksOk, here’s yet another opportunity to impose my records on you with the latest top ten picks.

1. Candie Payne ‘All I Need To Hear– A cracking little seven that needs to be snapped up quick (try ebay) as a limited run of 500 was pressed. A soulful Memphis pop song that takes in Dusty, Stereolab, Broadcast and The United States of America all in one. Fabulous.

2. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ‘The Letting Go’ – Cracking new long player from Will Oldham. Epic country melts into heart-breaking folk with his strongest album yet.

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Editor’s Top Ten Picks

September 27, 2006

EditorspicksOk, here’s yet another opportunity to impose my records on you with the latest top ten picks.

1. Candie Payne ‘All I Need To Hear– A cracking little seven that needs to be snapped up quick (try ebay) as a limited run of 500 was pressed. A soulful Memphis pop song that takes in Dusty, Stereolab, Broadcast and The United States of America all in one. Fabulous.

2. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ‘The Letting Go’ – Cracking new long player from Will Oldham. Epic country melts into heart-breaking folk with his strongest album yet.

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Rock & Roll T Shirts

September 21, 2006

Lord_sutchFancy barging around the pub in a Scream Lord Sutch T Shirt? I know I do. Or how about having The International Submarine Band across your chest?  Well, the fine people at DJTees have come up with a dynamite range of gear which looks at the bands that are often overlooked from the world of psych, folk, prog, rock’n’roll and more!

All we need now is a nice Sonics T-Shirt please.

Mof Gimmers

Rock & Roll T Shirts

September 21, 2006

Lord_sutchFancy barging around the pub in a Scream Lord Sutch T Shirt? I know I do. Or how about having The International Submarine Band across your chest?  Well, the fine people at DJTees have come up with a dynamite range of gear which looks at the bands that are often overlooked from the world of psych, folk, prog, rock’n’roll and more!

All we need now is a nice Sonics T-Shirt please.

Mof Gimmers