Ptooff! - Deviants (The)

Ptooff!
Released 27/04/09. April 2009 sees Esoteric Recordings release the classic trilogy of albums by Ladbroke Grove counter culture proto-Punks the Deviants. Founded by legendary counter-culture figure Mick Farren and Russell Hunter and inspired by The Fugs, the Deviants were first of the anarchic groups to emerge from the Ladbroke Grove area of London. Two years before Hawkwind burst on to the underground scene, the Deviants were preaching revolution and creating their own form of musical anarchy. 'Ptoof!' was the band's classic debut album, originally released in 1967 and only available by mail order from the pages of International Times. Resplendent in a lavish fold out sleeve and with liner note by John Peel, the record caused a sensation, one of the first truly independent British rock albums to be released. This Esoteric edition restores original the artwork and has been re-mastered from the original master tapes.
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Futile Combat
Skeletal Family remain one of the adventurous, and most loved of all the bands associated with the 80s Goth scene. Originally released in 1985 on Red Rhino Records, the Futile Combat sessions featured Waterboys saxophonist Anthony Thistlewaite and Graham Pleeth of Fischer Z on keyboards. Long out of print, the album features in the recent Record Collector article about the 50 greatest Goth rarities. As well as the original studio tracks, the package includes liner notes written in collaboration with the band, plus an array of never before seen photographs! Our Price: £9.95

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Beatsongs (2CD)
The Blue Aeroplanes burst out of Bristol in 1984, a pyrotechnic blur of dulcimers, bagpipes, turntables, dancing and lots of guitars, all bound together in tendrils of freeform poetry. For a select few they were a revelation, and the debut LP Bop Art was a source of comfort in trying musical times.
In 1989, the band signed a new deal with Ensign, and gained a new audience by touring the UK with long-time admirers REM. Those who witnessed the fourteen-guitar finale at the Hammersmith Odeon - where Stipe, Buck, Berry, Mills, half the road crew, and an assortment of music journalists joined the band on-stage for Breaking in My Heart - still speak in hushed tones. Fresh from this live triumph, the band headed for the studio, and began work on the superlative Swagger LP.
Swagger became the band's biggest critical and commercial success to date, bolstered by their new-found success and recognition, the band headed for LA to record the follow up to Swagger, entitled Beatsongs."The best album to bear a UK postmark in a long, long time" (Select)
This second album on the major label was their highest charting, reaching no. 33 in the UK album charts, this expanded version of the record, combines the album with a bonus disc of rare B-Sides and unreleased tracks all curated by Gerard Langley. Lovingly packaged in the classic Blue Aeroplanes style, this great record can only enforce the legacy of the band that still tour and release albums to this day


Release Date: 28/1/2013
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Desert Orchid 2CD
With band members called Porkbeast (bass), Fast Transatlantic Dick and Reverb (guitars), Vom (drums) and plain ol’ Anderson (vocals), Crazyhead were never going to be a band one could easily ignore. Formed in Leicester in 1986, they emerged through the contrived UK Grebo scene – a music press catch-all term for a loose collection of bands generating 60s garage & alternative rock, electronica, hip hop and pop – of the late 80s and early 90s.
Singed to Food Records who in-turn operated under the umbrella of EMI, Crazyhead gained instant indie chart success with their debut and follow-up singles, ‘What Gives You The Idea That You’re So Amazing Baby?’ and ‘Baby Turpentine’ which reached number 2 and 4 respectively. Their debut album ‘Desert Orchid’ was so named following a successful flutter by the band from a day at the races when the steeplechase legend of the same name was first past the post at one of his many meetings.
Crazyhead’s outwardly lackadaisical image belied the aptitude and vigour of the album’s song writing. Tracks such as, ‘Time Has Taken Its Toll On You’ and ‘Rags’ (both also released as singles), along with ‘Buy A Gun’ and ‘I Don’t Want That Kind Of Love’ display an innate ability to instantly latch onto ones cerebral cortex and forever remain. Their cover of Richard Berry’s, ‘Have Love Will Travel’ is arguably one of the definitive versions of this 50s hit, a version of which can be heard in the current LV= car insurance TV ad. campaign.
This long overdue Re-mastered Collector’s edition of the album gathers all the single b-sides, alternative mixes and live performances from the era onto a second disc, plus a cover of label mates Diesel Park West’s, ‘Like Princes Do’, which appeared on the Food Records Christmas EP in 1989.
Fully Re-mastered & Expanded Collector’s Edition of Crazyhead’s debut album.
Includes 15 bonus tracks of single b-sides, alternative mixes and live recordings.
16 page booklet with story of the album sleeve-note and rare photos and images from the period.

Release Date: 24/03/2013

DISC ONE: ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. IN THE SUN
2. JACK THE SCISSOR MAN
3. TIME HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON YOU
4. HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL
5. WHAT GIVES YOU THE IDEA THAT
YOU’RE SO AMAZING BABY?
6. I DON’T WANT THAT KIND OF LOVE
7. DRAGON CITY
8. BUY A GUN
9. RAGS
10. TOWER OF FIRE
11. CARDINAL PHINK
DISC TWO: BONUS TRACKS
1. BANG BANG
2. OUT ON A LIMB
3. DOWN
4. TIME HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL IN YOU (EXTENDED MIX)
5. LIKE PRINCES DO (FOOD XMAS EP)
6. (HERE COMES) JOHNNY
7. BALLAD OF BABY TURPENTINE
8. RUB THE BUDDHA
9. FORTUNE TELLER
10. SCREAMING APPLE
11. RAGS (EXTENDED MIX)
12. BABY TURPENTINE (LIVE)
13. SNAKE EYES (LIVE)
14. (HERE COMES) JOHNNY (LIVE)
 

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Waiting For The Floods 2CD
Due to public demand - we're delighted to announce the reissue of this seminal album plus a 2nd CD of bonus material. Originally released in 1985 on Parlophone this reissue is the most complete collection available of the band's material.
This 2CD 29 track compilation includes the original album, plus 7" & 12" mixes and many b-sides.
This collection features various versions of the band's singles: ‘Castles In Spain’ (album / single DJ edit and 12" Wubb Dug mix), ‘We Can Be Brave Again’ (album / single remix / extended version), ‘Glory Of Love’ (album / single DJ edit / Universal mix), ‘New York City’ (single / N.Y. A Go Go mix / John Robie remix / John Robie Dance mix).
Other bonus material features the b/sides: ‘Innocents Abroad’, ‘Is It A Wonder’, ‘Catherine’, ‘A Gathering’, ‘Ring Those Bells’, ‘Higher Than The Instrumental’, ‘Tender Is The Night’ and ‘Whirlwind’ spanning 1984-1987.
The original LP version was reissued on CD 12 years ago, copies of which now change hands for £50 plus.
Also included from the cassette version of the original release is ‘Jungle Of Cities’.
The album has been remastered.
The CD booklet will feature many of the original sleeves and a full UK discography.
19 of the tracks appear on CD for the first time.
The Armoury Show were formed in 1983. Richard Jobson and Russell Webb came from the ashes of The Skids. John McGeoch ejoyed stints in Magazine and Siouxsie & The Banshees. John Doyle also had been in Magazine who had disbanded in 1981. The band signed to Parlophone and released 6 singles including a 2nd outing for "Castles In Spain" and one full studio album "Waiting For The Floods".

Release Date: 29/04/2013

Track Listing:

DISC ONE

1. CASTLES IN SPAIN
2. KYRIE
3. A FEELING
4. JUNGLE OF CITIES
5. WE CAN BE BRAVE AGAIN
6. HIGHER THAN THE WORLD
7. GLORY OF LOVE
8. WAITING FOR THE FLOODS
9. SENSE OF FREEDOM
10. SLEEP CITY SLEEP
11. AVALANCHE
12. INNOCENTS ABROAD
13. IS IT A WONDER
14. CATHERINE
15. A GATHERING
16. RING THOSE BELLS
17. WE CAN BE BRAVE AGAIN - Single Remix
DISC TWO

1. CASTLES IN SPAIN - Single DJ Edit
2. GLORY OF LOVE - Single DJ Edit
3. CASTLES IN SPAIN - Wubb Dug Mix
4. WE CAN BE BRAVE AGAIN - Extended Version
5. GLORY OF LOVE - Universal Mix
6. HIGHER THAN THE INSTRUMENTAL
7. TENDER IS THE NIGHT
8. NEW YORK CITY - 7" Single
9. WHIRLWIND
10. NEW YORK CITY - N.Y.A. Go Go
11. NEW YORK CITY - John Robie Remix
12. NEW YORK CITY - The John Robie Dance Mix








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Everybody is Fantastic
· Microdisney began recording in their native town of Cork, Ireland. Their first few singles, including 1983's "Pink Skinned Man", were produced by Dave Feeley, and released on indie labels Kabuki records.

· After relocating to London, they signed to Rough Trade, and utilised John Porter (producer of The Smiths) to produce their debut album, Everybody is Fantastic. At this time, the band became acquainted with John Peel, who championed their music, and gave them the first of several celebrated Peel Sessions.

· This re-issue done in conjunction with the band contains rare single B-sides and the complete Peel session recorded at the time. With notes in collaboration with the band and a book packed with memorabilia this release serves as a great re-introduction to this finest of Irish bands.

Available 28/10/2013
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