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Indie Exclusive * Rock Konducta is the fifth installment in Madlib’s Beat Konducta series. Previous entries include: Beat Konducta : Movie Scenes, Beat Konducta: in India, Beat Konducta: Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suites and Beat Konducta in Africa. Rock Konducta grabs its source material from various worldwide rock scenes from the 60s through the 80s, from American psychedelia to Germany’s krautrock to acid-soaked Spanish prog to synthy, early-80s oddities. Tied together by Madlib’s unique sensibility, these scenes coalesce into a new whole. Who knew that rock music sounded like this? Well, there’s one obvious answer to that question.
Madlib - Rock Konducta Pt. 1 [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear LP]
$27.99
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Indie Exclusive * John “Illa J” Yancey, younger brother of late, great genius producer James Yancey (aka Jay Dee, J Dilla), is currently completing his debut album for Delicious Vinyl. With the multi-talented Illa J rhyming and singing over a treasure trove of previously untouched Jay Dee gems, the project represents both a full-circle collaboration and a whole new beginning in the story of the musically exceptional Yancey brothers. When Jay Dee passed away from complications relating to lupus in February 2006, he left behind an extraordinary legacy of production work, including hits for Common, Janet Jackson, and Busta Rhymes. One mother lode of previously untouched beats dates from his time working on the Pharcyde’s sophomore album “Labcabincalifornia” (1995). As DV owner and founder Michael Ross explains, “From ‘95 through ‘98 Jay Dee was my go-to guy for hot beats and remixes. He was always making beats, always. So there was a select amount of tracks that he composed for me during that time, tracks as good as anything he’d done, only they never got used. When I finally met Illa J last year, I gave him a CD containing those unreleased beats.” It was a case of pure serendipity, since 21-year-old Illa J had just relocated to Los Angeles and constructed a studio built around Jay Dee’s own recording equipment, dubbing it Yancey Boy Studios in tribute to their fraternal bond. “Dilla was twelve years older than me,” Illa J says. “So back in the day in Detroit I was just a little kid, sitting on the stairs in our house, watching him make those first beats for Slum Village. So I always felt my brother’s tracks and had an instinct for what I wanted to do over them.” When Illa J set to work in early 2008 on recording the album, the project flowed quickly as he entered the proverbial can’t-miss zone. As Illa J says, “One of the things I learned from my brother is that you don’t get that much time, so make the most of it. That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate my life to doing what I love: music. To work with Delicious, the label that released those hits my brother made with The Pharcyde (“Runnin’” and “Drop”) is really special.” Michael Ross says, “Illa J can write, sing, play instruments and rap. Not just a little bit of each, he’s really the complete package! And anyone who loves Jay Dee’s music is going to flip out when they hear what Illa J’s been laying down. For over a decade these beats have been waiting in the vault for this moment. It’s like Jay Dee made these tracks with an extrasensory purpose, so that Illa J could make this album. There is no question that this is exactly what they were meant for. These beats belong to Illa J, they’re his birthright, and I really believe Jay Dee would be proud of what his brother is doing.”
Illa J - Yancey Boys [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Coke Bottle Clear 2LP]
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"Indie Exclusive * In the mid-2000s The Diplomats were nearly unstoppable. The hip hop collective formed in the late 90s by Cam’ron along with childhood friend Jim Jones had grown in both membership and influence. Though solo efforts by Dipset members were abundant, only two full length Diplomats projects were issued during this heyday. Diplomatic Immunity 2 was first issued in 2004 filled to the top with verses from J.R. Writer, Juelz Santana, 40 Call, Hell Rell and of course both Jim Jones and Cam’Ron. The vinyl issue of the release was minimal and mainly a clean/promo only version, so the demand from Dipset/vinyl fans has never been fully satisfied. The album hit a respectful position on the Billboard Top 200 chart while landing top 10 on the R&B/Hip Hop album chart and securing the number 3 slot on the Independent Album chart."
The Diplomats - Diplomatic Immunity 2 [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Olive Green 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive * Sometimes the album title says it all. Featuring Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Bun B This is the humble beginnings of the now household name super producer DJ Kahlid.
Terror Squad Presents: DJ Khaled - We The Best [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Gold 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive * First time on colored vinyl * Chemistry is the first collaborative studio album by Black Moon front man Buckshot and producer 9th Wonder. It was originally released on June 21, 2005 through Duck Down Music as a part of the label's "Triple Threat Campaign", preceded by Sean Price's Monkey Barz and followed by Smif-N-Wessun's Reloaded. Production was handled entirely by 9th Wonder and features guest appearances from Keisha Shontelle, Little Brother's Big Pooh & Phonte, Joe Scudda, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Sean Price and O.G.C.'s Starang Wondah. This will be the first time the record has been pressed since the original pressing in 2005.
9th Wonder & Buckshot - Chemistry [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear w/Red Splatter 2LP]
$41.99
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Indie Exclusive * First time on colored vinyl * Amidst much anticipation from collectors, record stores, and DJ’s alike, the repress of Gloria Ann Taylor’s musical output on Selector Sound is now available. Originally released in 2015 as a deluxe double LP that included her "Deep Inside You" EP, this updated version is a single LP package with the 10 tracks compiled from her 7in singles on Selector Sound and comes with a booklet of photos and extensive liner notes.
Gloria Ann Taylor - Love is a Hurtin' Thing [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Coke Bottle Clear LP]
$37.99
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Indie Exclusive * The Wu Tang crew is back with a sting!!! Produced by the Rza and featuring Ol’ Dirty, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and many more. This album is reissued on vinyl for the first time since its initial release in 2002.
Killa Beez - The Sting [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Yellow 2LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive * The second solo record from the Wu tang OG is finally on vinyl for the first time! With beats from the legendary Ayatolla this is essential for any True Wu fan.
Inspectah Deck - The Movement [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Black Ice 2LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive * 50th Anniversary Edition * When Jodorowsky wanted, in his words, “another kind of music—something that wasn’t entertainment, something that wasn’t a show, something that went to the soul, something profound,” for the soundtrack to The Holy Mountain, jazz legend Don Cherry and crack studio musician (and one-time member of the Archies) Ron Frangipane came forward to share composing and, along with Jodorowsky, conducting duties. The result was a score that is every bit as hallucinatory as the fantastic visual imagery in the film itself. A cornucopia of musical styles that range from deep, primordial chants, to sitar folk melodies, to blaring orchestral riffs and romantic string arrangements provide the perfect aural accompaniment to a film that follows the philosophical and spiritual journey of its protagonist.

Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Holy Mountain (Original Soundtrack) [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Cloud & Blue Sky 2LP]
$52.99
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50th Anniversary Edition. Fresh expands and brightens the slow grooves of There's a Riot Goin' On, turning them, for the most part, into friendly, welcoming rhythms. Fresh winds up more varied, musically and lyrically, which may not make it as unified, but it does result in more traditional funk that certainly is appealing in its own right. It finds Sly precisely balancing funk and pop, creating an album that wound up being his last masterwork and one of the great funk albums of its era. A documentary on Sly & The Family Stone, directed by Questlove, is tentatively scheduled for 2023.

Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh [RSD Essential Neon Orange LP]
$31.99
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RSD Essential 039 * The Avett Brothers' 2007 release "Emotionalism" is the album that caught the attention of legendary producer Rick Rubin and got him to sign the band to their first major studio. "Emotionalism" also was their first album to crack the charts. Full of new Folk, Blues and Bluegrass riffs for a modern world, it is a lively take on everything from romance to paranoia. Of course, they still kick in some solid Rock 'N' Roll for good measure.

The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism [RSD Essential Sea Glass Blue 2LP]
$39.99
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Indie Exclusive * First time on colored vinyl * TRST, the debut self-titled record from Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski, features tales of lust, wax, and erotomania carried along on a dense black vapor of speed, space and tears. TRST's "malevolent, sexy synth-pop" (Pitchfork) erupted out of Toronto's fertile underground music scene alongside darkwave contemporaries Crystal Castles and Austra. Lead by Alfons' otherworldly, gender-bending vocals and Postepski's genre-defying production, the album deftly moves across electronic pop, industrial, trance, and more. After two singles on Sacred Bones Records, TRST signed to Arts & Crafts for the album's release with accolades pouring in from outlets like NME, Pitchfork, and Under The Radar. To date, the album has sold 30,000 units in the US.

TRST - TRST [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Opaque Purple 2LP]
$34.99
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RSD Essential 041 - ‘There Goes Rhymin' Simon’ is Paul’s Simon’s third solo studio album and one of his most critically acclaimed and beloved releases. Partly recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Studio, it shows Paul exploring a variety of musical textures in classic songs like “Kodachrome”, “Take Me To The Mardi Gras”, “Loves Me Like A Rock” and “American Tune.” The album was nominated for Grammy Album Of The Year and this 50th Anniversary RSD Essentials version is pressed on opaque orange vinyl.

Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon [RSD Essential Opaque Orange LP]
$28.99
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"Indie Exclusive * First time on colored vinyl * Cali Iz Active is the fourth studio album by rap group Tha Dogg Pound and is also the name of the album's title track and lead single. It was released through Koch and Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle Records on June 27, 2006. Besides Daz and Kurupt, the album also features Tha Dogg Pound family (Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, Nate Dogg, RBX, and Lady of Rage). Also appearing are David Banner, Ice Cube, Paul Wall and producers Battlecat, Fredwreck, Swizz Beatz and Jazze Pha. Cali Iz Active is arguably the strongest album from the crew and a West Coast fiend's dream come true."
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Blue 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive * First time on vinyl * The Game's follow-up to the Dr. Dre produced, The Documentary was 2006’s G.A.M.E. He preaches the hardcore gospel with as much fervor as its predecessor, serving up narratives of street hustling hardships as gritty and lean as any of his contemporaries. The sound is still steeped in Dre's trademark languid, hazy G-funk grooves, as the opener "Anything You Ask For" proves. A successor to Compton's rap heritage, yet fresh and contemporary enough to make his own mark, the Game is the voice of the next generation of West Coast hardcore. Originally released on Get Low Recordz and has guest features with JT the Bigga Figga, Bootleg & Shoestring.

The Game - G.A.M.E. [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White 2LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive * Visionary artist Augustus Pablo is among the most important figures in reggae history. Widely credited with popularizing the use of the melodica in reggae, Pablo was a talented musician and an innovative producer who became an early dub pioneer. Now regarded as classics, his memorable 1970s recordings were part of the remarkable creative surge that vaulted the Jamaican music scene to international prominence. Much of this material was released by Rockers, an independent record label founded by Pablo and named after his popular Kingston sound system. Now, Nature Sounds is proud to present Roots, Rockers, & Dub, a new Augustus Pablo vinyl collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rockers. Featuring classic dubs along with rare and out-of-print tracks, the album captures Pablo’s immense contribution to roots reggae by highlighting a wealth of material spanning his entire career, all released on Rockers. Fully remastered and released in partnership with the Pablo family, Roots, Rockers, & Dub is a fitting tribute to an artist whose music still reverberates heavily more than two decades after his passing.

Augustus Pablo - Roots, Rockers & Dub [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Evergreen 2LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive * First Time on Colored vinyl and the first pressing since the orginal pressing in 2010 * From the band - Some of our favorite lyrics we’ve ever written are on this album. I probably won’t have a grave stone, but if I did, I’d like these lyrics printed on it: “TIRED DOGS REST THEIR PAWS”
Matt & Kim - Sidewalks [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Blue LP]
$24.99
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RSD Essential 037 * Includes a bonus 7" - Live in Bonnaroo 2013 - exclusive to this pressing * From the band - We self produced/recorded this album in a room with no heat in the middle of winter. We never expected you, the person who is reading this, would ever hear it. I think that’s really part of the magic of it.

Matt & Kim - Grand [RSD Essential Yellow w/Orange & Black Splatter LP+7in]
$29.99
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Big Star

#1 Record [RSD Essential Metallic Gold LP]

Vinyl: $32.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Recorded at Ardent Studios and released in 1972, the album has gone on to become one of the most influential and iconic debut albums of all time. This 50th-anniversary edition is pressed on 180-gram metallic gold with purple smoke vinyl and features all-analog mastering by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl. The album has been included in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with the song “Thirteen” featured in its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Big Star - #1 Record [RSD Essential Metallic Gold LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive * Bonus Tracks! * Sally Cinnamon is acknowledged as the first release in the style which would come to be recognized as the Stone Roses' trademark sound. This EP includes 12" single mix, all the B Sides and additional live tracks. This is the first time this new configuration has ever been released. Exclusive Red heavy weight 180 gsm Vinyl. Half-speed mastered to the highest possible quality and DMM – Direct Metal Mastered with protective polypropylene inner bag. There will be other colored variants in the marketplace 90 days after this is released.

The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon EP [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Red LP]
$24.99
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"Indie Exclusive * After being highly sought after by collectors, Jackpot Records is proud to release this definitive reissue. The New Dawn’s “There’s A New Dawn” is hailed as one of the rarest and best psych/garage private press albums to come out of the late 60s/ early 70s. Fuzz guitar, minor-chord organ dirges, monumental bass are the calling cards of this private press gem. Includes full download with 4 bonus tracks. "

The New Dawn - There's A New Dawn [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange Metallic Swirl LP]
$27.99
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"Indie Exclusive * This collection of rare swinging big band transcriptions was originally intended for Radio Broadcast only during the second World War in 1944. Basie's orchestra personnel was ever-changing as thousands of musicians were called for duty, which affected the many dance orchestras of the '40s. These recordings here feature incredible talents of the time, including Bill “Count” Basie, Artie Shaw, Rudy Rutherford, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, Harry ""Sweets"" Edison, Jimmy Rushing and Thelma Carpenter. Comes pressed on heavyweight translucent colour vinyl with detailed liner notes and imagery about wartime transcription recordings, and quotes from Big Bill Basie himself. "
Count Basie & His Orchestra - The Transcription Recordings [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Mint Green LP]
$27.99
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Indie Exclusive * First time on vinyl * This album includes a heavy dose of Ghostface Killah alongside the RZA and all of the other core Wu-Tang group members. Dark, raw tracks produced by the RZA together with members of the Brooklyn based band the Revelations provide a solid foundation for the crews tales of violent New York street life and debauchery. Legendary Weapons features performances by Sean Price, Roc Marciano, AZ, Action Bronson, M.O.P., Trife Diesel, Killa Sin and Bronze Nazareth.
Wu-Tang - Legendary Weapons [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver LP]
$27.99
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"Indie Exclusive * First time on vinyl * Although it is not actually a group album, RZA is the executive producer for the album, and it features several members of the Wu-Tang Clan collaborating with New York hip hop veterans; AZ, Kool G Rap, M.O.P., Sadat X, Sean Price, Cormega, Masta Ace, and Havoc of Mobb Deep. The album also includes several philosophical spoken word tracks from the RZA. The album's production features live instrumentation by Brooklyn soul band, The Revelations. Chamber Music has a sound inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery that resembles the signature Wu-Tang Clan sound. RZA “This album has a very live element of today’s musicians playing the vibe of Wu-Tang. The vibe we would normally sample, the vibe of things that we would accumulate through old soul songs, jazz songs, kung fu movies, whatever, now you’ve got musicians that can play this vibe with Wu-Tang MCs rapping over it. The goal of this album is definitely paying homage to our early sound.” "

Wu-Tang - Chamber Music [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Red 2LP]
$32.99
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Indie Exclusive * First repress since the original in 2001. Copies on Discogs sell for well over $100. Weird Revolution is the eighth studio album by the band, released on Surfdog Records and Hollywood Records. It is in large part a rerecorded version of an earlier album, tentatively entitled After the Astronaut, that was abandoned in 1998. The Surfers teeter on the brink of conventional rock values. However, throughout the album, singer Gibby Haynes drives the proverbial truck into the ditch with rambling psychotic speeches.

Butthole Surfers - Weird Revolution [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
$24.98
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Indie Exclusive * Recorded April 20, 2001, in Detroit, MI, Live Volume is the first live album by Corrosion of Conformity and first time back on vinyl since 2016. Although the group began with strong punk leanings, indeed they were one of the first groups to merge punk and metal, the selections on this album eschew the material from that era.
Corrosion Of Conformity - Live Volume [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Transparent Red 2LP]
$37.99
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Indie Exclusive * In the Arms of God is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity, released on April 5, 2005. Last pressed on vinyl in 2018; To date, it is the only album of the band to not feature drummer Reed Mullin and the last to feature Pepper Keenan on vocals and guitar until 2018's No Cross No Crown. The record was a proper step sideways, one which saw the band embracing old-school fans' demands for thrash, as well as new converts' desires for catchy. It was one of those rare cases where both sides could be satiated.
Corrosion Of Conformity - In the Arms of God [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Natural 2LP]
$37.99
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Indie Exclusive * America's Volume Dealer is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity, released on September 26, 2000. Back on vinyl for the first time since 2016; It was the last album to feature longtime drummer Reed Mullin for nine years until his return in 2010.
Corrosion Of Conformity - America's Volume Dealer [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear w/White Swirl LP]
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Newly Remastered - 50TH Anniversary Edition. Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall was recorded 50 years ago on a rainy Friday evening, but it is still regarded as one of the best live performances in the history of Soul music. With beautiful renditions of his classics "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Grandma's Hands" and of course his biggest hit "Lean On Me", this shouldn't come as a surprise. Withers' brand of melancholy Soul plucks at your heartstrings and creates a wistful yearning, but it is still one of the most uplifting pieces of music you will ever find.

Bill Withers - Live At Carnegie Hall [RSD Essential Custard 2LP]
$42.99
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Indie Exclusive * The spirit of Count Basie lives on in the swingin'-est musical collaboration this side of late-night featuring Terence Blanchard, Talib Kweli, Nicholas Payton, Cimafunk & more. The spirit, prestige, and musicianship established by Basie lives on, and his influence is felt especially in the bands that dominate the late-night television landscape. Pressed on an exclusive turquoise vinyl, this new celebration of Count Basie captures the essence of the legend of late-night.
Various Artists - Late Night Count Basie [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Turquoise LP]
$29.99
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Indie Exclusive * Third album from former Temptations member David Ruffin, the LP made it into the US R&B Top Five in 1973. David Ruffin was ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2008, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his work with The Temptations. Marvin Gaye once said admiringly of Ruffin: “I heard in [his voice] a strength my own voice lacked.”

David Ruffin - David Ruffin [RSD Essential Audiophile LP]
$32.99
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After making tsunami level waves in the industry after his 6 track appearance on Dr. Dre’s latest album, Compton–Los Angeles’s Anderson .Paak returns with his brand new LP, Malibu. After a whirlwind of press, accolades, performances and studio sessions with greats, Anderson .Paak took all those experiences and stirred them into his pot to formulate the silky-smooth Malibu album. The follow-up to 2014’s Venice features appearances from The Game, ScHoolboy Q, Talib Kweli, Rapsody, and BJ The Chicago Kid. The sonic backdrop to the album was provided by some of today’s hottest producers from 9th Wonder, Kaytranada, Madlib, Hi-Tek, RobertGlasper, DJ Khalil and more. With the good Dr.’s co-sign, Anderson’s talent, and his captivating live show, Malibu is sure to make Anderson .Paak a household name very soon.

Anderson .Paak - Malibu [RSD Essential Orange w/ White Splatter LP]
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Indie Exclusive * First time on colored vinyl * Karl Hector has teamed up with Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, and founder of the now defunct Hotpie & Candy Records) and Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlinja, founders of the Malcouns. Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich-based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija have crafted nearly twenty tracks that follow the musical roads that Hector has travelled. The underlying groove that ties these ideas together, of course, is as rooted is James Brown as it is Fela Kuti. As informed by Mulatu Astatke of Ethiopia as it is by Jean-Claude Vannier and Can. This is an album of the world. Not "world music"- but that will appeal to any culture ever transfixed by rhythm on "the one."
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear 2LP]
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ESSENTIAL Iggy & The Stooges- Raw Power we’re proud to offer the pressing on gold vinyl.  Includes both the original 1973 David Bowie mix and the 1997 remix of the album.

Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power [RSD Essential Gold 2LP]
$39.99
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RSD Essential 036 * Think Indie Exclusive * The Offspring preserve the essential ingredients of their chosen genre--guitars grinding out three chords, shouted vocals, and plenty of vitriol--and layer them over a melodic base that packs considerable popular appeal. The singles from Smash, the Offspring's breakthrough album, still receive considerable radio airplay: "Gotta Get Away," "Come Out and Play," and "Self Esteem." With these and Smash's 11 other tracks, the band chronicles the adolescent experience with clarity and surprisingly incisive wit. That pretty much describes all of their albums, but this is the one to get. It's got more shape than their earlier material and isn't as disturbingly poppy as their more recent recordings; it's the perfect blend of riffs and rage. Smash is the best-selling independent album of all time with over 20 million sold worldwide. Alongside Rancid’s And Out Come the Wolves and Green Day’s Dookie, Smash signaled the arrival of punk rock as a commercial force upon it’s initial release in 1994.

The Offspring - Smash [RSD Essential Milky Clear LP]
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Indie Exclusive * So named because the CD version originally clocked in time-wise at 29 minutes and 29 seconds, ‘29:29 Split Vision’ was recorded in December 1985, just after the band had split up, and they wanted to bring some closure to that period by recording the new songs they were working on at the time, alongside some of their older material that hadn’t yet been properly recorded. Whilst the B-side hints at the underlying reasons the band split up – the inevitable ‘musical differences’, with the three newest songs on the release literally worlds apart (excuse the pun) from their classic material - the five songs on the A-side are veritable belters, and ‘Split Vision’ remains a frustratingly fascinating offering from this most unconventional of punk bands.
Subhumans - 29:29 Split Vision [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
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