Ready for more beloved 45s? Well here you go, another handful of party platters. Let’s start with a couple of soul jams courtesy of the Secret Stash label.
Sonny Knight and The Lakers bring it with “Hey Girl,” an upbeat dancer that has Sonny Knight pitching woo. He got his start in the ’60s so you know he’s got the moves. The flip is a soul tribute to the Sugarman, originally by Detroit’s Rodriguez. From the same label we have The Valdons with “Stop, Wait A Minute Girl/Love Me Or Leave Me.” A group that has their roots in the Twin Cities, not only are they from the early ’70s, but so are these two cuts. A couple of soul burners from Prince’s home town.
The next single is brought to us by Rev. Louis Overstreet and his rockin’ guitar carrying a gospel sermon. Great guitar work with an uplifting spiritual message. Taken from a ’70s session and gifted to us from the Little Axe label. Fans of Missipppi releases, this is for you.
From Germany, we have the Kidnappers. With past releases on Rip Off and Alien Snatch, you know what to expect. Hard fast rock n roll with a powerpop tinge. Also on the rock n roll tip we have Endless Bummer on In the Red Records.
Co-founders of Permanent Records, Liz Tooley and Lance Barresi, get together with Greg T from the Spits to bring us Endless Bummer. Four songs of dark, sludgey tunes recorded by Ty Segall and released by In the Red in a limited pressing. It doesn’t stop here folks, we a got a couple more for ya.
M.O.T.O. has too many releases to count and “Shitty Kids” holds its own with all of them. Not only is Paul Caporino the Master Of The Obvious, he is also a master at writing a song with nonstop riffs and a great pop edge.
Last on our list is from supergroup Altamont. With members of Melvins, Big Business and Acid King and art work by Alan Forbes, I’m sure you know what to expect. But in case you don’t, here is a taste of this and the other singles we mentioned. The Rev Louis Overstreet is not the song from the before mentioned single, but it gives you an idea of his powerful voice and great guitar playing.
Keep 45s alive!!!
Drag City Records has been Ty Segall’s home for his last four full lengths, and this week they have released a limited edition LP-only reprise to Twins called Gemini.
As Drag City puts it, “The tracklist is familiar. The artwork’s a burnt-eyed reminder reminder of shapes we know so well, but it’s not Twins. It’s a few minutes older, and it’s Gemini.”
This very limited LP is demos of cuts on Twins and some tracks that didn’t make it. This release was made available only to record stores that deal direct with the Chicago-based Drag City. It will not be around for long and once they’re gone be prepared to get into a bidding war on Ebay.
Hurry down to Streetlight Records and grab one while they last and one per customer please. We want to be fair to all of Ty’s vinyl fans, so act fast because once they’re gone we will not be able to restock them.
Sorry CD and MP3 fans this is a vinyl only release.
Out now, just in time for the holidays, Eric Clapton’s 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival album and video. This year’s festival featured a ton of top-notch performers including Gary Clark Jr., Los Lobos, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo, Derek Trucks, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer, BB King and of course Eric Clapton. Here’s Clapton doing his thing:
Here is an update for you singles hounds!
Remember when GG was Rock N Roll and didn’t have a face covered in poop? Here he is with the Jabbers to remind you.
“You Move Like Garbo’s Daughter” says Kim Fowley under the guise of Jimmy Jukebox on the classic Junk Shop Glam tune Motorboat.
Before the Clash there was the 101′ers and Joe Strummer wants the keys to your heart.
Classic LA punk rockers The Germs’- Lexicon Devil.
Last in the bunch are two releases from the Canadian reissue label Ugly Pop: Cockney Rejects and the Business.
Stay hungry cause there’s lots more to come.
Available on Black Friday, Ten Big Stiffs, a limited, RSD exclusive collection of 7″ singles from Stiff Records, dubbed the most world’s most flexible label. Here’s some more info about the label.
Are you starting to think about Black Friday and all the cool, indie-only exclusives that will be released thanks to our mates at Record Store Day? The list of titles hasn’t been released yet, but here’s a link to the official Black Friday FAQ where you can get some more info.
by Mat Weir
Music isn’t just an art form, it’s a way of life. We at Streetlight Records understand that just as much as you, our customer. That’s why we carry a number of lifestyle items centered around our obsession. However, the classic way to show off your religious devotion has always been the band shirt. That’s why we carry an eclectic mix of shirts for all your various tastes. Why go messing with a good thing, right?
Want to support local metal but you can’t go to shows because THE MAN says you have to be at work in the morning so you can pay your bills? NO PROBLEM! We have a great selection of local shirts like Fiends at Feast and A Band of Orcs.
Need something for the lil’ one that shows the other kids in the sandbox who’s boss? Then check out our new shorties line by our own Streetlight employee, Hanna!
Pete Saporito is a local photographer who has been entrenched in the Bay Area music scene since the days when many of us bought our first Green Day record in 6th grade and thought that was punk. Now you can wear some of his gems on your threads like this one taken at the OFF! show at 924 Gilman last year. If you look closely, you might even see a few familiar faces from around town.
We also have hoodies with Pete Saporito’s pics since winter is just around the bend.
And last but not least we have our new fall-line of Streetlight Records shirts, featuring the “Santa Carla” design by our own, Mari.
So come on in and start the Fall Season flossin’ with a brand new shirt!
It’s time for Vanguard to decide which titles they let out of the vault for Record Store Day 2014…and they want us to help. While choosing between outstanding artists including Big Mama Thornton, Doc Watson, Richard and Mimi Farina, James Cotton, Otis Spann and lots more is no easy task, take the opportunity to weigh in and let your choices be heard. Once you do you can see how others voted.
by Mat Weir
“The only constant is change.” Heraclitus said that. He was a Greek philosopher long before Socrates and a seemingly smart person. Later in life he became a misanthrope, and lived outside of society feeding on herbs and grass. He eventually developed dropsy, one day treating himself with homemade balm of cow manure and then baked in the sun, thinking it would dry out the fluids. He died the next day. The only constant is change.
As we dive into September and the fall season, the days grow shorter and the winds begin to sweep away summer’s corpse. Kids go back to school, the rainwear is dusted off, and 2013 sees its creeping doom on the horizon. Yes, change is inevitable, and here at Streetlight Records we flow with the stream of life. We’ve been stirring the pot o’ change and came up with some quality gems at ol’ record shoppe; all in the name of good deals, timeless music and the joy of physical media.
One of our biggest changes is the new Mix & Match Deal. For all items priced at $2.00 (found in the bottom bins), you can buy 3 for $5 or 10 for $10. And just like the name says, we’ll not even let you mix-n-match mediums, we encourage it! Want 3 DVDs? $5! Feel like buying 2 DVDS, 2 CDs, 3 LPs and 3 Laser Discs? $10 for all 10 items! Boom!
Our second change is just for all you vinyl nuts. Sometimes we aim too high, expecting certain albums to sell more than they do, but our mistake is your advantage. We now have SALE LPs by the back counter, all BRAND NEW and all marked at BELOW COST! You never know what jam you might pull out of that basket of berries.
Now, onto the gems. . .
Thanks to a couple of local collectors who decided it was time to change with the seasons and do some cleaning, Streetlight Records is proud to present our new, Fall Collection just for Santa Cruz.
First up, we have a beautiful array of original punk vinyl. That’s Bad Religion’s Suffer, NoFx’s color reissue of their Maximum Rock’N'Roll album (only about 500 copies were pressed with a couple hundred lost in a warehouse fire) and a rare, GG Allin, Rape GG. All tested through time and all on wax, the way they were meant to be heard.
What’s this? Oh nothing, just ORIGINAL COPIES of D.R.I.’s Dirty Rotten LP and Iggy & the Stooges Raw Power! Did I mention the Raw Power is a UK import? Yeeaaahh, that’s a thing of beauty right there.
The Surf Punks are looking ready to be played on a turntable near you!
But if good ol’ Rock ‘n Roll is your jam, don’t worry! We have a wide variety of used LPs that just hit the floor and guarantee there’s something for everyone!
Finally, our metal section has been given a serious adrenaline boost with the inclusion of new LPs by local acts the Bad Light, Bl’ast!, and newbies on the scene, straight from L.A., Witches of God.
So there you have it, straight from the speakers and right into your eardrums; new collections, new deals, and new happenings here at Streetlight in Santa Cruz. Think globally, shop locally and your local shop will be good to you. Until next time kiddies, keep those turntables spinning.