With “Rolling Dice”, the five Eastern Swiss reggae musicians from “Jar” are rolling out their second album (mixed & mastered by Umberto Echo) into the wide world under the Basel label “N-Gage Productions”. After the release tour of the 2020 debut LP “Love Rocket” had to be ended abruptly due to the pandemic, there was enough time for reflection. The lessons that the band brought into the studio: That you should let fate take its course, but still make the best of every situation. The dice have to roll. And so this work is thrown out into a world where basses swing again, people and smoke fill the dance halls again, the beer flows and friends lie close in each other's arms to good music.
LOS BILLTONES from greater Zurich have a very clear idea of how they want to sound: like the Jamaican rocksteady formations from the 60s and 70s, at the time when early reggae gradually emerged from ska. Rich riddims, soulful singing and big feelings. Several years of work went into her debut work “For A While”. The stories that are told are personal and yet timeless. With three-part vocals, LOS BILLTONES sing about unfulfilled love, longing and hope, in between organ, trombone and guitar outdo each other with heartbreaking melodies. And indeed: This band managed to sound as if someone had found a 50-year-old record on the attic, briefly blew the dust away and then turned on the record player.
Ramones is the debut album by the US punk band of the same name. It was first released on April 23, 1976 on the Sire Records label. With its fast, minimalist music, it is considered groundbreaking in the development of punk rock. With their debut album, the band established their reputation as a prototypical “three-chord garage band” with ironic, simply constructed songs played at high tempo. When the album was released, the majority of critics reacted with rejection or incomprehension. Its musical significance has only been recognized since the late 1990s. In 2001 the album was remastered by the record company Rhino Records. Since then, the cult album has been awarded several times with high rankings in music press best lists.
Leave Home is the Ramones' second music album. It was first published in January 1977 and only contains pieces of music that were already part of the group's repertoire before the release of the 1976 debut album Ramones. The album title alludes to the fact that at the time of the album's release the band had been able to increase their popularity beyond their hometown of New York through intensive touring. Leave Home is considered by critics and fans - just like the rest of the first four studio albums - to be " Classics” in the Ramones’ work.
Parallel to his career as the best singer ever fronting the best band ever, Joey Ramone spiced his creative life every now and then with collaborations with like-minded musician friends and other side projects. Presented here are a bunch of those and what a feast this is! From the awesome 7" he recorded with his brother as Sibling Rivalry to multiple collaborations with artists like Debbie Harry, Helen Love, Holly & The Italians, 22 Jacks or Furious George here's a great collection for all Ramones fans.
Finnish Band consisting of 3 women and 5 men, which climbs the dance floor with the ska spiced up by the soulful vocals of the Donna's Voice with melodic Horn Section and Rocksteady touch. *Stupido
LP by the ska band from Stuttgart limited to 500 copies with previously never released demo songs of well-known classics plus 2 rare live tracks *Mad Butcher
This vinyl re-release is based on a CD released in 2002 and contains recordings from the Underhill Studio sessions, the Fair Deal Studio sessions and the Mystery Studio sessions. Among the songs are the RUTS classics “Babylon’s burning” (four versions), “Society”, “Something that I said”, “Criminal minds” and “In a rut”. It should be clear that you can't be without RUTS, who combined punk and dub more consistently than THE CLASH. *Excerpt from review OX fanzine
The story of the Jamaican reggae harmony group The Silvertones started in 1964, when the band was founded after Delroy Denton joined the duo of Gilmore Grand and Keith Coley. They recorded their debut album Silver Bullets in 1973 with the legendary Lee Perry. It was the first album from Perry's Black Ark Studio and was released on Trojan Records later that year. It features the singles “I'll Take You Home” and “Rejoice Jah Jah Children”.
Arguably the best Jamaican soul singer of his generation, Ken Boothe burst onto the international stage when his sublime rendition of Bread's melancholic "Everything I Own" topped the British charts in the fall of 1974. Just months after that success, the Kingston native returned to the national charts with the captivating "Crying Over You," which peaked at No. 11 later in the year. Coinciding with the release of the latter, Trojan Records released the album Everything I Own; a deeply soulful collection that included his two international hits alongside a number of superbly produced songs recorded in both Jamaica and the UK. *Music on Vinyl
The Ethiopians were one of Jamaica's most popular bands in the late ska, rocksteady and early reggae era. They were founded by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston Morrison and recorded several hit singles including "Train To Skaville" and "Owe Me No Pay Me". When their third album was released, reggae music changed from rough and fast to a softer and slower level. With the soft vocals and organ sound in the background, they recorded Woman Capture Man. The album was produced by J.J. Johnson, who had a major influence on Jamaican ska and rocksteady music during the 1960s. Woman Capture Man is available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on gold vinyl. *Music on vinyl
Re-Issue of 1969 rocksteady / boss reggae classic, produced by Dandy Livingstone; 750 copies on orange 180g vinyl
"Unification" is not only the (chrono)logical conclusion in terms of the album title and offers another 15 brand new street punk and skinhead RnR songs! With songs like “Bent out of Shape” or “Beat it Kid”, Gimp Fist seem to be shaking off the last pandemic years with a lot of steam, speed and full of hate. to call the “Curtain Call” to look forward! "Stay True" (to yourself) has always been the band's motto with no ambition to break away from the scene for Mammon & success... "These Boots" are still not being hung up and with "Without you" there is probably one of the greatest hymns to all punks & skins.
Gimp Fist are back with Isolation. From melodic mid-tempo anthems, straight forward, pissed off, angry and fast guitars to their signature sound full of old school UK punk rock & Oi! Anthems and all with excellent songwriting and lyrics paired with great choirs
After their last album "Hurricane", Booze & Glory are releasing their new EP Raising The Roof on Pirates Press Records. There are four energetic tracks with street punk at its finest. Relevant singalongs that immediately carry you away, put you in a good mood and make it clear that the boys are clearly “ready for the good times”.
Limited Edition 12" vinyl (300 copies) of the best of 35 years Bluekilla with nice inner sleeve design. Track number 9 on the A-side isn't listed on any tracklisting neither on the back cover nor on the paper label.
The last OXO86 studio album from 2022 finally available again on vinyl. After just a few days, the first edition of the LP was sold out. Now the successful album is back in stores as a reissue with new colored vinyl and gatefolder at the same time as the release of the new record "And the usual suspects".
Repress on Radiation Records. The legendary Belfast punk band The Outcasts were formed in 1977. After signing with local punk label Good Vibrations for the single "Just Another Teenage Rebel", their popularity increased through radio airplay, paving the way for their debut LP "Self Conscious Over You". Full of teenage angst and romantic fixations, there is a nod to social issues on “The Cops Are Comin’,” but the album is primarily concerned with the torments and ecstasies of teenage life. It captures the band at their rawest and unfiltered, with jagged edges galore and hints of greater grandeur - it's worth a revisit for any fan of Belfast punk.
Big Boss Sound, the band around organist Nasser Bouzida, released this Boss Reggae album full of instrumental tracks on Liquidator. Nasser has not only become known worldwide over the last two decades through the bands Big Boss Man and Bongolian, but also began playing drums in the Loafers at a young age and accompanying Laurel Aitken live and in the studio.
The first live concert of the Madrid vintage reggae formation in Barcelona was a celebration of the scene, the ten songs recorded here give an idea of the exuberant night of celebration. Vinyl LP on Liquidator.