The second release in Fu Manchu’s 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue series, The Action Is Go Deluxe Edition, celebrates the band’s 4th album and debut of guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Brant Bjork, which was originally released on 7 October, 1997.
Produced by White Zombie’s J. Yuenger and recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios and also at Grandmaster Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Action Is Go is considered a classic of the '90s and a pillar for the "stoner rock" movement.
Highlights include the lead single "Evil Eye", which was featured on the soundtrack for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 and is included on the reissued version released 4 September 2020 alongside live staples "Grendel, Snowman,” “Hogwash” and “Saturn III”.
This limited edition 1,000 unit double LP run is cut at 45 RPM for maximum heaviness and the gatefold package design includes never before seen photos of the band.
Also included is a bonus Sparkle vinyl 7” of “Swami’s Last Command” and an alternate version of “Module Overload” recorded during The Action Is Go album sessions, both of which were previously only available on the European pressing of the original album.
Both the LP and 7” feature newly remastered audio for optimum fidelity.
"Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording” - Live album producer Dave Draper
At a time when we are craving live shows more than ever, Round Records presents “ The Wildhearts - 30 Year Itch”, recorded live during the band’s The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours during 2019. The 17-track album showcases the incendiary energy that has made The Wildhearts one of the best loved UK live rock acts of the last thirty years.
A perfect moment in time, thirty years from the band forming, that shows a band still at the height of their powers, bristling with energy as they deliver classic tracks such as “Caffeine Bomb”, “Suckerpunch”, “Let Em Go”, “Vanilla Radio” and “I Wanna Go Where The People Go”.
Ginger says, “There are a few authorised bootleg live albums of The Wildhearts doing the rounds, but as soon as Danny rejoined the band I knew I had to capture the classic Wildhearts line up on record. There were a few reasons for this, the main one being that we're still alive, which is a situation that could change at any second with this group.I also wanted people to hear how insanely powerful The Wildhearts are as a live band. Pounding drums, chainsaw bass and bombastic guitar riffs, all underpinning harmony vocals and huge anthemic songs that every member of the audience sings like a football crowd. It's a surprisingly emotional blend of noise, passion and unity. As far as I'm concerned this is a classic album by a unique band playing timeless songs that don't fit into any established genre. Is it rock? Is it punk? Who cares, it's The Wildhearts.”
Although the release date of the album was set pre Covid, the albums Imminent release will give the fans a little taste of what they can’t have with the current situation. Mastered once again by maestro Dave Draper, this double album captures the band’s balls out performance that still kicks the ass of crowds up and down the country, 30 years since they started!
Dave explains “‘Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung‘ was my first adventure into the world of working with The Wildhearts. I carried a lot of pressure on my shoulders to make sure it was as close to the experience of actually being in the crowd. Judging on what the feedback has been since it came out, I can say I think it worked out just fine. So when the time came around to make another live album for the boys, myself and Elliot Vaughan once again jumped in the car and captured a few shows from The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours of 2019. When it came to the mixing, like on ‘Never Outdrunk…’, it was really good to hear older tracks having a new lease of life and power from the boys…. the two songs from ‘Endless Nameless’ that have made this new album are highlights for me and I’m sure many of you will agree. Timeless songs with all you mad bastards singing your hearts out on. What’s not to like? Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording, Thank you for making my job a lot easier, guys!”
The album will also be released featuring an exclusive yellow vinyl version and also a CD version with 4 exclusive postcards, that will only ever be available with this version.
The Wildhearts are one of the UK’s best loved rock acts. Fronted by the mercurial Ginger, the band have written countless anthems that are woven into the fabric of UK rock music.
The band have nine studio albums, from the iconic debut “Earth Vs The Wildhearts” through to 2019’s critically acclaimed “Renaissance Man”, their first new studio in ten years.
The band are an established live act who consistently sell out venues across The UK and Europe. For all those fans of live music craving something to fill the gap until life returns to normal then this is the album you must have.
Tracklisting: 1. Dislocated 2. Everlone 3. Suckerpunch 4. Anthem 5. Diagnosis 6. TV Tan 7. The Jackson Whites 8. Let Em Go 9. Vanilla Radio 10. Urge 11. Mazel Tov Cocktail 12. Sick Of Drugs 13. Someone Who Won’t Let Me Go 14. The Revolution Will Be Televised 15. Caffeine Bomb 16. Love U Til I Don’t 17. I Wanna Go Where The People Go
“Damage Control” LP is the double album that combines both EPs released by The Vacant Lots on Anton Newcombe's label A Recordings - "Berlin” EP and "Exit” EP.
This is the first time all tracks will be made available on CD and including liner notes from the band. All tracks were produced and recorded by Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) at Anton's Cobra Studio in Berlin.
Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots says, "working with someone who made you want to make records is fucking inspiring. You not only learn a lot working with Anton in the studio – you become a better artist in the process. Through this collaboration we were able to distill ideas on the spot and turn fragments into songs. Anton pushes you further to get the best results and that really drives the process of making records.”
The Vacant Lots have recently released their critically acclaimed third album "Interzone" on Fuzz Club and have previously released singles with Mexican Summer and Reverberation Appreciation Society.
The duo has collaborated on their debut album “Departure” with Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, and their second album “Endless Night” with Alan Vega. The group has toured with Suicide, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Growlers, Dean Wareham, The Dandy Warhols, and Spectrum.
Tracklisting: 1. Bells 2. Silence 3. Disordered Vision 4. Funeral Party 5. Promise Me 6. Verschwinden 7. Land 8. Funeral Rites
Limited edition crystal clear LP comes with exclusive mosaic 2'x2' poster.
All orders will come with a postcard signed by the band.
THE LAST EXIT is the fifth studio album from Still Corners, which will be released on 22nd January 2021 on Wrecking Light Records.
With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, THE LAST EXIT takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, mysterious shapes on the horizon, and long trips that blur the line between what’s there and not there.
Greg says, “We found something out there in the desert – something in the vast landscapes that went on forever."
THE LAST EXIT consists of eleven beautifully crafted songs with organic instrumentation, clean-toned guitar, spacious drums and the smoky croon of Tessa Murray.
Album highlights include “The Last Exit”, “White Sands” and “Shifting Dunes” all of which evoke the vast space of the desert and rolling unconcerned skies.
Tracklisting: 1. The Last Exit 2. Crying 3. White Sands 4. Till We Meet Again 5. A Kiss Before Dying 6. Bad Town 7. Mystery Road 8. Static 9. It’s Voodoo 10. Shifting Dunes 11. Old Arcade