Killer Album - Ruthless Rap Assassins

Killer Album
 Ruthless Rap Assassins broke the mould. They shifted the nucleus of UK rap away from the capital to their native Manchester, offering a thinking man's alternative to the indie-dance of Happy Mondays and Stone Roses. Their debut LP, KILLER ALBUM, reflected the black British experience in a unique, often poignant way. All the way live from the notorious North Hulme estate, the trio of Anderson, Carson and a pre- Black Grape Kermit eschewed the phony Brooklyn accents of many London contemporaries for a hard-bitten, sometimes bitter but always razor sharp trawl through the harsh realities of low-budget living packed with depth, humour and social comment. The 20th anniversary edition of KILLER ALBUM comes with extensive liner notes and rare photos.
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Crew From The North / Law Of The Jungle / And It Wasn’t A Dream / Go Wild! / Just Mellow / Here Today...Here Tomorrow / Justice (Just Us) / Posse Strong / Jealous MC / That’s My Nigger / To The Other MC’s / Yakety Yak / B Line / Three The Hard Way / Just Mellow (The Norman Cook 12” Remix) / And It Wasn’t A Dream (The Thinking Man’s Mix) / Justice (Just Us) (The Mase Remix)
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The Punk Singles Collection
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The Height Of Fashion
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Thoughts Released (Revelation 1)

MC Mell‘O’ is a UK hip-hop legend. The Battersea-born rapper first made his mark as part of several dance troupes throwing down in Covent Garden, prior to exploding into rhyme, initially as part of the Jus Badd crew. His steely presence secured a solo deal with Rough Trade's Republic imprint, Mell‘O’wasting little time in laying down a clear marker with 1989's super rare Comin' Correct EP. But that was the calm before the storm of his debut solo LP THOUGHTS RELEASED (REVELATION I) - a hugely accomplished set that still defines British hip-hop to this day. In a break from the norm, Mell‘O’ split the original vinyl LP into two distinct halves. The first catered directly to the straight- up rap fiend, yet Mell‘O’ showed another, more enduring dimension on the flip, peddling positivity by the pound. This expanded edition comes with 6 bonus tracks, including all 3 main features from Comin' Correct.

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Quality Street: Expanded Edition

· World Of Twist are a deeply revered, respected band and one of the greatest ‘lost’ bands from Manchester. Genius is a moniker often given too easily but in World Of Twist’s case, not nearly enough. They cut through the hazy end of Madchester with a suaveness, a wit and an knowingness showcased by their collection of psychedeliic, soulful, madcap indie pop. It set them apart from anything else at the time – "a Roxy Music for the space age” as Louder Than War put it.


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· The band left a mark on many people who have achieved greatness - Jeremy Deller, one of the finest artists the UK has ever produced, included a "We Miss The World Of Twist” float in his work ‘Procession’ at the Manchester International Festival. Noel Gallagher nearly called Oasis Sons Of The Stage and Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye have covered that track in tribute to a band who influenced them so much. Noel even personally insisted that Jamie Fry, whose photographs grace the album artwork, was used for Oasis shoots.


· Now after many years of being unavailable, this legendary album is now available on CD and LP.


· Expanded to 2CDs, the album comes with a selection of B-sides chosen by founder member, Gordon King, plus the two Radio 1 sessions for John Peel and Mark Goodier.


· The album will include a 24 page booklet featuring extensive sleevenotes by Gordon King and full of memorabilia and rare photos from the World Of Twist archive.


We miss the World Of Twist. Do you?

Available MID JANUARY 2014

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