Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Oh Cancer! Up Yours!"

Back when our record collection consisted of let's say 50 beloved precious LPs and our cassetes were re-recorded over & over, when a walkman was my door to another dimension right before i sleep, i had taped the infamous "The Roxy London WC2" LP backed with i what i considered the best songs out of the "Burning Ambitions: A History Of Punk" compilation.Each side had it's X-Ray Spex moment, "Oh bondage up yours!" & "Identity" and i still can't tell if it was Poly's voice or that howling saxophone that made them so unique and special.What i can tell is that now, a good 25 years later (and more than 30 years since these tracks were originally recorded) they sound fresher than ever,Germ free Adolescents is established as one of the best debut albums ever recorded and Poly Styrene left for that other dimension.Through the years i was reading interesting things about her here & there,bipolar,hippie,hare krishna,punk icon, whatever, and she was one of the cases that always made me think how few things we knew about the people who were creating the music we love(d).She will be missed.As that crazy shiny girl with the braces and the bowl on the head.Or was that a helmet?   GF

***Poly's mini interview to Eli Jürgen Orzessek for Groove Guide***Tribe4mian's tribute

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Record Store Day 2011 in Sonic Boom Records with My Drunken Haze Live!

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Το Σάββατο 16 Απριλίου συμμετέχουμε στη διεθνή μέρα αφιερωμένη στα ανεξάρτητα δισκοπωλεία , κοινώς International Record Store Day. Όποιος μας τίμησε πέρσι (σχεδόν) ξέρει τι να περιμένει. Όποιος απουσίαζε να η ευκαιρία να επανορθώσει!

Θα έχουμε:

-τους My Drunken Haze live στο υπόγειο στις 18.00 το απόγευμα.

-έκπτωση 30% στις τιμές όλων των μεταχειρισμένων δίσκων & CD που υπάρχουν μέσα στο κατάστημα μας (και δεν είναι λίγα!),η έκπτωση αυτή θα ισχύει μόνο για αγορές μέσα στο κατάστημα τη συγκεκριμένη ημέρα.

-έκπτωση 10% στις τιμές όλων των καινούριων δίσκων & CD που υπάρχουν μέσα στο κατάστημα μας (αυτά είναι λίγα!),η έκπτωση αυτή θα ισχύει μόνο για αγορές μέσα στο κατάστημα τη συγκεκριμένη ημέρα.

-Τις κυκλοφορίες της Inner Ear Records σε ειδικές - μόνο για την ημέρα - χαμηλές τιμες!

-περιορισμένα αντίτυπα από ειδικές για τη Record Store Day κυκλοφορίες.

***Special Limited Record Store Day Releases***

Youth Of Today "S/T" 7" (Red Vinyl) edition of 1,000
Quicksand "S/T" (Blue Vinyl) edition of 1,000
Burn "S/T" 7" (Yellow Vinyl) edition of 1,000
Elliot "U.S. Songs" LP (Grey Vinyl) edition of 500
22-Pistepirkko 7" edition of 1000
13th Floor Elevators - Wait For My Love / May The Circle Remain Unbroken [7''] (Green Vinyl, limited to 1000)
Bad Brains - Pay To Cum! / Stay Close To Me [7''] (Limited to 1500, BB's debut 7 inch from 1980)
Red Krayola, The - Hurricane Fighter Plane / Pink Stainless Tail [7''] (Yellow vinyl, limited to 1000)
Steve Gunn / Ilyas Ahmed - split 7 inch [7''] (limited to 800 of which 200 random copies will be on clear vinyl, includes download)
White Stripes, The - Let's Shake Hands / Look Me Over Closely [7''] (Limited Red/Black Swirled Colored Vinyl)
White Stripes, The - Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good [7''] (Limited White/Black Swirled Colored Vinyl)

***Καταφέραμε να εξασφαλισουμε & περιορισμένα αντίτυπα απο τις ειδικές κυκλοφορίες περασμένων ετών***

Dead Weather, The - Hang You from the Heavens b/w Are Friends Electric? (Gary Numan cover) [7'']
Gomez - Airstream Driver / Edit (7'' in one-color, hand-numbered 'bootleg' style sleeve)
Hockey - Learn To Lose / Mercenary Days (non album track) [7''] (VERY LIMITED)
Hockey - Too Fake / What's Up Now Man (non album track) [7''] (VERY LIMITED)
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song b/w Standing In The Shower...Thinking (7'' with Picture Sleeve)
Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) & Elvis Costello - Carpet Baggers b/w Go Away (7'' with Picture Sleeve)
La Roux - Bulletproof Live & Remixed [7'' Vinyl]
Let's Wrestle/The Love Language - Split 7'' [7'']
New Order - Temptation b/w Hurt (7'' with Picture Sleeve)
Owl City - Fireflies / Vanilla Twilight [7'' Clear Vinyl]
Spokes - We Can Make It Out [7'']
Steel Train - Like a Ghost on the Turnpike / Bulletproof [7''] (Colored Vinyl in gatefold, B-side is acoustic cover version of La Roux hit)
Telekinesis - Dirty Thing [7'']
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeletons [7'' Vinyl]
Godsmack - Cryin' Like A Bitch! / Whiskey Hangover [7'' Orange Vinyl]
Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath/Dio) - Bible Black b/w Neon Nights (Live) (7'' with Picture Sleeve)
Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society - Skullage Greatest Hits [2 LP] (Limited Edition 180 Gram Green Vinyl, in Gatefold)

-καλή μουσική (ως συνήθως)

-ποτάκια , καφέ και καλή διάθεση για να γνωριστούμε , ξαναβρεθούμε , τα πούμε από κοντά.

Ελάτε να ψωνίσετε & να τα πούμε , ελάτε να τα πούμε και να μην ψωνίσετε , πείτε το σε φίλους , φέρτε την οικογένεια , θα σας περιμένουμε από τις 10.00 το πρωί έως τις 20.00 το βράδυ.

********** Σύρου 32 – Κυψέλη – Τηλ 2108253972 *********

On Saturday ,16th of April we will be participating in the International Record Store Day.
We will be open from 10.00 to 20.00 with 30% special discount on our whole used records stock,top music,some booze & good mood so we can have a good time together. Spread the word!

We know that all of you that live abroad can't actually come over,no worries though,just try to pay a visit to your local indie record store,we are pretty sure they will appreciate that!