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    Secret Machines Live at the Garage
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    2019 04 10

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    A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing
    Sparks
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    A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing Sparks
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    A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, we will half-speed master from the original tapes
    • Would be pressed on 180g color vinyl at Record Industry and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on preorders

    Biography

    Sparks is a rock/pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1972 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals). The duo originally formed in 1968 under the name Halfnelson having developed an early taste for The Who, Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, The Kinks and the Move which all led to them describing themselves as Anglophiles. They came to the attention of Todd Rundgren, at whose urging Albert Grossman signed the band to his Bearsville label. Their debut produced by Rundgrean sold poorly but after switching to Warner Bros. and renaming themselves Sparks, a play on the Marx Brothers, the debut was reissued and spawned the minor hit song “Wonder Girl.” Their follow up album, “A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing,” led to a tour of the UK including a residency at the Marquee Club. The club appearances helped them secure their cult following. Known for their quirky songwriting, their music is often accompanied by sophisticated and acerbic lyrics, a theatrical stage show, typified in contrast between Russell’s animated front man antics and Ron’s deadpan scowling. They also became known for Russell’s distinctive voice and Ron’s rhythmic keyboard style. They have enjoyed a cult following in the U.S. while achieving chart success abroad. During the late 1970s the band reinvented themselves as a new wave/synth pop band, abandoning the traditional rock band line-up that they launched with. Their changing styles and visual presentations have kept them at the forefront of modern, artfully-crafted pop music. They are best known for the songs “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us,” which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart in 1974; the disco hit “The Number One Song in Heaven” in 1979; “When I’m With You” which topped the French Singles Chart in 1980; the single “I Predict”, which provided Sparks’ first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 60 in 1982; the 1983 single “Cool Places,” with the Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin, and “When Do I Get To Sing My Way” which topped the German and Euro charts in 1994/95 and was the top airplay record in Germany in 1994.

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    Live At the Starwood, Dec. 3, 1980
    The Germs
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    Live At the Starwood, Dec. 3, 1980 The Germs
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    Live At the Starwood, Dec. 3, 1980
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, this would be the first time this title would be available on vinyl 
    • Would be pressed on 180g color vinyl at Record Industry and come in a gatefold tip-on jacket.
    • Would include a fold out replica of the original poster, a repro of the handwritten set list and a four page fanzine – all included in the original CD edition.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on preorders

    Biography:

    The Germs were a punk rock band from Los Angeles, originally active from 1976 to 1980. The band’s early line up consisted of singer Darby Crash, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Lorna Doom and drummer Don Bolles. They released only one album during their short tenure – 1979’s “G.I.” produced by Joan Jett and were featured in Penelope Spheeris’ 1980 documentary film, “The Decline of Western Civilization” which chronicled the Los Angeles punk scene. Crash and Smear decided to form a band after getting kicked out of high school for allegedly using “mind control” on fellow students. Their original band name was “Sophistifuck and the Revlon Spam Queens” but they decided to shorten the name as they could not afford that many letters on a t-shirt! The Germs initially drew musical influence from Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Ramones, the Runaways, Sex Pistols and New York Dolls. Early on, Smear was the only musically experienced member; Doom survived early performances by sliding a finger up and down the fretboard of her bass while Rhia generally kept a minimal beat on the bass drum, periodically bashing the cymbal. Early performances drew raucous crowds made up of the band’s friends. As a result their gigs became notorious for being rowdy and usually verged on a riot. The band eventually developed a sound that was very influential. Throughout their career they had a reputation as a chaotic live band. Crash usually arrived onstage incoherent from drugs, singing everywhere but into the mic and taunting the audience between songs. Yet they delivered intense, theatrical and increasingly musical performances. Smear was a remarkably talented and fluid player and after his death, critics finally acknowledged his lyrics as poetic art. Following the release of their only studio album, GI on Slash Records, the Germs recorded six original songs with producer Jack Nitzsche for the soundtrack to the film, “Cruising,” starring Al Pacino. Only one of the six tracks found its way onto the soundtrack but the others were later released on MIA: The Complete Anthology. In 1980 Crash contacted Smear about doing a “reunion” show to put punk in perspective for the punks on the scene. Smear has said that Crash told him privately that he only wanted to earn money for heroin with which to commit suicide. On December 3, 1980, an over-sold Starwood hosted a final show of the reunited Germs. At one point, Crash told the audience “we did this show so you new people could see what it was like when we were around. You’re not going to see it again.” Crash committed suicide on Dec. 7, 1980 at age 22. He had overdosed on heroin in a suicide pact with friend Casey Hopkins who ended up surviving. He wrote a short suicide note to David “Bosco” Danford that stated, “My life, my leather, my love goes to Bosco.” Rhino Handmade officially released Live at the Starwood, Dec 3 1980 in 2010 on CD. The live set was previously unavailable in its entirety. If the Germs win our monthly vote, ROG will issue this classic live set on vinyl for the first time.

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    Times Have Changed
    The Impressions
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    Times Have Changed The Impressions
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    Times Have Changed
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, we will source from the original tapes and have lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Studio
    • Would be pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket.
    • Would be limited and numbered based on pre-orders
    • Would be the first U.S. repress on vinyl in 46 years

    Biography

    Easily one of the most talented and important R&B groups in music history, The Impressions were originally formed in 1958 in Chattanooga as the Roosters by Sam Gooden, Richard Brooks and Arthur Brooks. They eventually moved to Chicago and added Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield to their line-up; becoming Jerry Butler & The Impressions. By 1962 Butler, Richard and Arthur Brooks had departed and after signing with ABC-Paramount, Mayfield, Gooden and Fred Cash became a top selling soul act. Their first post-Butler single, “Gypsy Woman,” was their biggest single to date, hitting #2 on the R&B charts and #20 on the Pop chart. “It’s All Right” was issued in 1963 and was a million-selling gold single that topped the R&B charts and made it to #4 on the pop charts; becoming a signature song for the group. In 1964 they issued the single, “Keep On Pushing,” a Mayfield black pride anthem that became a Top 10 smash on both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts, peaking at #10 Pop. In the mid-1960s their writing took on increasing social consciousness and they were compared with Motown acts such as The Temptations, The Miracles and The Four Tops. Curtis created his own label, Curtom, and moved The Impressions to the label. The Impressions were a notable influence on Bob Marley & The Wailers and other ska/rocksteady groups during this period. After the release of the album “Check Your Mind,” in 1970, Mayfield left to begin a successful solo career. He continued to write and produce for The Impressions, who remained on Curtom. Leroy Hutson was the first new singer following his departure but successful singles eluded them and Hutson split in 1973. The Impressions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1991 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003. “For Your Precious Love” is ranked #327 and their hit “People Get Ready” is ranked #24 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Their album “The Anthology 1961-1977” is ranked at #179 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. “People Get Ready” was chosen as one of the Top 10 Best Songs Of All Time by a panel of industry songwriters and producers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Hal David and others as reported to Mojo Magazine.

  1. ROG Cornerstones are important records we feel should be a part of every music lover’s collection. These titles will be available for pre-order in pre-determined, limited amounts. Considered a classic of its period and influential on the development of hip-hop, The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend is expected to ship by May 10.
    Baby Huey The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend
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