We are serving up boxsets from The Fall and Iggy & The Stooges this week! PLUS, ahead of the big day tomorrow, Lawrence presents the first single under the name Mozart Estate – Record Store Day #NewMusicFriday #RSD
The Fall: Are You Are Missing Winner
• The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band existed until 2018 and was essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group’s music went through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.
• The band is noted for its prolific output and released over 25 studio albums (more than triple that counting live albums and other releases). They never achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late 1980s, but maintained a strong cult following. The band were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, “They are always different; they are always the same.”
• Are You Are Missing Winner is the twenty-second album by British post-punk band the Fall, released in November 2001. Since the bands last record Mark E Smith had replaced the entire line up. The album was recorded very quickly and very much on the cheap and band member Ben Pritchard described it as a very miserable experience. The influence of Rockabilly is very much seen throughout the album and saw them covering Lead Belly’s ‘The Bourgeois Blues’.
• This re-issue of the 2001 album comes with three bonus discs, live sets recorded at The Knitting Factory, The Garage and the ATP Festival. As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce.
• This is the latest release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”
Iggy And The Stooges: Born In A Trailer – The Session & Rehearsal Tapes ´72-´73, 4CD Box Set
• Extensive 4CD set documenting the final years of The Stooges. A companion set to 2020’s well-received ‘You Think Your Bad, Man?’.
• Featuring studio sessions and rehearsal recordings made in London, New York, Detroit, L.A. and Michigan as the band prepared to record and tour their ‘Raw Power’ masterpiece.
• Includes seminal Stooges classics – ‘Search And Destroy’, ‘Raw Power’, ‘Gimme Danger’ – alongside countless lesser known tracks and material which was never recorded professionally.
• Sleevenotes from Iggy aficionado, the legendary Kris Needs and produced in association with MainMan.
• An intimate study of a band on the edge, captured as The Stooges began their final descent into rock ‘n roll immortality.
Following a two year hiatus, and by fair means or foul, The Stooges reunited in 1972 for their final assault on the heart of American rock ‘n roll. ‘Born In A Trailer’ compiles legendary recordings made by the band at London’s Olympic Studios and in assorted rehearsal spaces across the US as they wrote and rehearsed for the studio dates that would result in ‘Raw Power’, and their famously intense live shows of 1973 and 1974.
Filled with focussed recordings showcasing a band still determined to make it, and produced in conjunction with Tony Defries’ MainMan organisation, who famously steered the careers of Bowie, Iggy and Lou Reed during that period, ‘Born In A Trailer’ is a must-hear document of one of the great bands of the age accelerating into the final lap of a career which inspired a new generation of anti-establishment rock ‘n rollers in the years immediately following their demise.
Waylon Jennings: Singer Of Sad Songs / The Taker-Tulsa / Good Hearted Woman / Ladies Love Outlaws
• One of the finest country singers of all time, Waylon Jennings ranked No. 7 in Rolling Stone magazine’s poll of 100 greatest country artists.
• In a 37 year recording career Waylon achieved 100 country chart singles and 60 chart albums.
• He led the “Outlaw” music movement of the mid-1970s together with Willie Nelson and Tompall Glaser.
• Waylon hailed from a dirt farm on the outskirts of Littlefield, a small town on the Texas side of Highway US-84 that ran from Lubbock across state into Clovis, New Mexico, two significant music towns.
• He was born Wayland Arnold Jennings on 15th June 1937 but, due to a mistake by a Baptist preacher, the name was recorded as Waylon.
• Waylon played bass guitar for Buddy Holly on the ill-fated “Winter Dance Party” tour in 1959. On 3rd February 1959 he famously gave up his seat to The Big Bopper on the private plane hired by Holly. The plane crashed that night killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens as well as The Big Bopper.
• Waylon Jennings was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
• He died of diabetes on 13th February 2002.
• These 4 albums on 2 CDs were recorded between 1970 and 1972 and are available for the first time in this format.
You can find the new single by the inimitable Lawrence (of Felt, Denim, and Go-Kart Mozart fame) here…
Here’s some weekend listening for you, hit play on our Hidden Gems playlist for little-known treasures from the Cherry Red vault: