Johnny Thunders In Cold Blood book coverTwo e-books on Johnny Thunders are due on his birthday, July 15.
‘Johnny Thunders ... In Cold Blood’, the official biography by Nina Antonia is pre-selling as a new illustrated e-book edition.
And a new interactive e-book ‘Johnny Thunders Sleeve Notes’ to accompany the digital albums, with links to listen to each album, is published alongside it.

JOHNNY THUNDERS ... IN COLD BLOOD

The official biography of the New York Dolls and Heartbreakers' guitarist. ‘Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood’ is the cult bible of all things Thunders. It is the definitive portrait of the condemned man of rock'n'roll, from the baptism of fire and tragedy that was the New York Dolls, through the junkie punk years of the Heartbreakers and beyond. It is an unflinching account of a unique guitarist whose drug problems often overshadowed his considerable style and talent. Johnny was a hugely influential figure in both the glam-rock and punk eras and his music and style still resonates today.

Nina Antonia discovered Johnny Thunders and the New York Dolls when a young teenager and spent her formative years as a dedicated fan. Writing was her other passion and she commenced his biography in the early 80’s. Then Johnny came to London, he and his manager read her drafts, decided the book should be an authorised biography, and uniquely gave her full access to Johnny’s life.

The book covers Johnny from his early life through the New York Dolls, Heartbreakers and solo, with interviews of many of the characters involved in his career. It then changes tone and the story is continued in the present tense as Nina describes her first-person experiences of mixing with the real-life Johnny and his associates.

Johnny died in mysterious circumstances in New Orleans in 1991, leading to much speculation.

Johnny Thunders Sleeve Notes ebookFirst published in 1986, it was updated and revised in 2000 after Johnny’s death and with further insights gained from Nina's biography of the New York Dolls (Omnibus). ‘In Cold Blood’ has also been published in Italy and Japan.

This new e-book edition contains over 120 pics and illustrations, including unseen photos. Book length: over 80,000 words.

Pre-order 'Johnny Thunders - In Cold Blood' e-book here

JOHNNY THUNDERS SLEEVE NOTES

Johnny Thunders sleeve notes by biographer Nina Antonia, with interactive links to listen to each album. An essential guide to the digital album versions and a vital companion to Nina’s biographies. It gives background info on albums by Johnny Thunders, The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers and Gang War, plus bonus notes on Nico, originally published in the CD and LP releases.                           Read more: Johnny Thunders - two e-books

HME Sparky Sessions FREUDLP131 cover 225px 300dpiThe Hillbilly Moon Explosion are a European band playing their own versatile vision of American rock'n'roll ‘with a lot of style and sass’ (LA Weekly) – recently performing it to Americans on tour. They’ve long held the USA in their hearts; way back in 2006 they travelled to San Diego to record an album ‘All Grown Up’ with producer Mark Neill (Black Keys).

Since then they’ve become a viral phenomenon, with their ‘My Love For Evermore’ song from ‘Buy Beg Or Steal’ attaining worldwide cult obsession status - inspiring myriad tattoos, cover versions, 7” pressings and sixteen million Youtube views.

That murder-ballad love song was their first duet with Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips, the wayward singer from Welsh psychobilly band Demented Are Go. His well-worn vocals contrasted with the sultry Emanuela Hutter and made the pairing one that had to be repeated on their next two albums.

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FREUDLP129 RGB 300dpi 225pixJohnny Thunders' 1985 studio album – remixed and revamped with many unheard tracks.  Remixed by Pat Collier, it features two new tracks discovered on the album 2-inch tapes along with six unreleased outtakes.

The album features Wilko Johnson, Mike Monroe, John Perry, Patti Palladin, Henri-Paul Tortosa, Nasty Suicide, Stiv Bators, JC Carroll, Glen Matlock amongst others.  The bonus LP has one side of studio outakes and five live tracks on the other.

A Record Store Day release on April 13 2019, in a limited edition in purple and white vinyl.  It includes an insert with unseen pics, and the gatefold sleeve has comprehensive new background notes by Johnny Thunders biographer, Nina Antonia.

FREUDLP122 RGB300dpi 225pixRecently unearthed ‘lost recordings’ from the early New York ska scene in 1980, in limited edition milky clear vinyl LP, CD and digital services. 

When the New York City ska scene germinated in parallel to the UK Two-Tone movement, the max’s kansas city club was at the heart of it.  The clubs pioneering record label, run by Max’s booker Peter Crowley, recorded a number of sessions in 1980, including with legendary Skatalites founder Roland Alphonso.  But only two 7” singles, by San Francisco’s The Offs and NYC’s The Terrorists, ever got issued prior to the label folding.
 
Subsequently the NY ska scene exploded, with many bands achieving great success.   Now these five studio recordings of Roland Alphonso's most well-known ska instrumentals and unissued sessions by The Terrorists and The Offs finally can be heard.

FALLLP061 Cover 225pxThe Vibrators’ KNOX with HANOI ROCKS – their 1984 rock collaboration, in a 35th Anniversary Issue Record Store Day 2xLP limited edition in ochre and blue vinyl.

The album comes with a bonus LP of singles & b-sides and has notes and band interviews by Carol Clerk in the gatefold sleeve, along with unseen photos.

The unique 1984 collaboration.  In 1984 Hanoi Rocks were signed to CBS, about to hit the charts, and found themselves with a few weeks off.   Meanwhile The Vibrators were also taking a break, and Knox had some great new songs sitting there waiting for fate to intervene.   It did, and they got together for this much-lauded, very enjoyable album.  

FREUDLP130 RGB300dpi 225pixRecord Store Day Limited Edition LP in transparent green khaki vinyl. 

Produced by Mark Neill (Black Keys) in San Diego, USA in 2006, it features many HME favourites incl. Little Lil, Brown Eyed Boy, Long Way Down, Tornado etc
• Unavailable on LP or CD for many years; selling expensively on Discogs

A limited edition in transparent green khaki vinyl. Since the recording in San Diego with producer Mark Neill (Black Keys) in 2006, HME have flourished as a hard-touring live act and reflected in Youtube viewer activity of many tens of millions. This album has not been available for years on either LP or CD; and the original vinyl sells for up to $150 on Discogs. 

FREUDCD126 RGB225pix 300dpiGeraint Watkins - ‘Geraint Watkins & the Dominators’ (1979), ‘Watkins Bold As Love’ (1997) - the first two, quite different albums of his lengthy career are reissued.

‘Geraint Watkins & The Dominators’ is issued on CD and digital for the very first time, together with bonus unreleased sessions.  It’s been repackaged with unseen pics and ‘the story of the album’ notes from Andy Fairweather Low.

‘Watkins Bold As Love’ is reissued on CD and for the first time on digital after being unavailable for fifteen years.  It’s also been repackaged.

Geraint Watkins, singer, songwriter, sideman is for most an undiscovered treasure.  Recently known for idiosyncratic live Facebook sessions, he’s however often heard on the radio and already features FREUDCD127 RGB225pix Whitein most record collections.

Geraint Watkins was born in South Wales in the 50’s, and after art school in Portsmouth he moved to London, gaining an apprenticeship in the 70’s pub rock scene.  Hearing a radio session, Andy Fairweather Low tracked Geraint down to produce an album. ‘Geraint Watkins & the Dominators’ was released on Vertigo in 1979, launching Geraint and the band as an accomplished group of intense rock’n’rollers.  All bar one track were covers, although the one Geraint composition ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’ swiftly became a favourite and was itself often covered.

More tracks with original songs were then cut with an unrealised plan of a second album.  Later, famed producer Glyn Johns heard the band, also decided to champion them, and recorded ‘The Dominators’ for three weeks of sessions.  These comprise eight bonus tracks on the CD reissue, now heard for the first time.  The back-story to the album is told by Andy Fairweather Low in the sleeve-notes and narrated in a coming video.

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This is their 1990 breakthrough debut album – the first time on vinyl since then. It went to #1 in the indie charts and then the UK top 30 on re-release, and features the top 40 chart hit Sheriff Fatman.  Their next four LPs were all UK Top 10, one at UK #1. 

Based in South London, England, Carter and Morrison originally were in an indie band called Jamie Wednesday, issuing two singles. Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (later shortened to Carter USM) formed when Fruitbat and Jim Bob were the only band members to turn up for a gig, and went on stage as a duo with backing tapes.

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Urban Dogs 'Urban Dogs' 35th Anniversary Issue on limited red vinyl with bonus LP of mostly unheard tracks, for Record Store Day.

Urban Dogs is the 1983 punk rock collaboration between UK Subs’ CHARLIE HARPER and The Vibrators’ KNOX, together with the Subs’ Alvin Gibbs plus Matthew Best. The bonus album comprises a previously unreleased live gig alongside 3 7" b-sides.

This is the first time on vinyl since the original release. Now in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork, a photo-collage by Knox in tribute to the Stones' Exile on Main Street cover. Following RSD it'll also be issued on CD for the first time since the 90's. 

King Kurt Ooh Wallah Wallah LPKing Kurt release a 35th anniversary edition of their debut 'Ooh Wallah Wallah' LP in transparent yellow vinyl for Record Store Day. It includes their chart hit Destination Zululand, and their original version of Mack The Knife.

King Kurt first appeared on Thin Sliced Records in 1982 with the ‘Zulu Beat’ 7” in twenty different vinyl editions.  They built up a following at riotous gigs, famously strewn with all sorts of muck thrown around, amongst also offering haircuts and drinking competitions – their mission was to have fun in dour times.

Signed to Stiff Records in 1983 they hit the Top 40 with ‘Destination Zululand’.  The album Ooh Wallah Wallah, was produced by Dave Edmunds at Rockfield and entered the UK top 100.  They followed up with Top 50 singles the re-recorded ‘Mack The Knife’ and ‘Banana Banana’

Eden House 'Live in Session' LP CoverThe Eden House 'Live In Session' - a Record Store Day exclusive vinyl-only LP

Live sessions from 2017 & 2009 from the prog-goth, trip-rock musical collective. This is a Vinyl-only release: these exclusive sessions are not available on CD or digital.

The Eden House are a post-goth musical collective who’ve issued three full-length albums and headlined festivals in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Poland.  Their sound is a dramatic amalgam of Pink Floydian guitars, big dubby bass, cinematic violins, sultry female vocals, with melodies welded in a haunting, modern trip-hoppy atmosphere, and startling, expanded codas. Formed in 2008 by Stephen Carey with Tony Pettitt of Fields of the Nephilim, musicians include Simon Rippin ex-The Nefilim and Bob Loveday of Penguin Café Orchestra, and often joined by other guests including an array of exceptional singers.  

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Flamin' Groovies 'Grease' 2xLP, a limited edition in violet vinyl. Exclusive for Record Store Day, a remastered collection of the Skydog Records singles and EPs, 1973 -81.

One of America’s greatest, most influential, and legendary cult bands, who came out of the San Francisco area in 1965.  They were part of the flower-power scene but their music, 3-minute power-pop blasts, wasn’t.  Despite playing the wrong kind of music at the wrong time, and not looking the part by sporting British Invasion mop-top haircuts, they played great greasy, bluesy rock’n’roll music which has sustained a career for four decades.  Their 1968 self-produced ‘Supersnazz’ was snapped up by Epic, then the classic albums ‘Flamingo’ (’70), and ‘Teenage Head’ (’71) appeared on Kama Sutra.  

FREUDCD124 LAMF Live at the Bowery Electric LP sleeve 225pxMembers of Blondie, Replacements, MC5 & Heartbreakers perform Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers' classic 1977 'L.A.M.F.' album.

Sole surviving Heartbreaker Walter Lure was joined by Blondie's Clem Burke, The Replacements' Tommy Stinson and MC5's Wayne Kramer over two nights at New York City’s ‘Bowery Electric’ club in November 2016, and captured for posterity.

Joining them on stage were guests Jesse Malin of D-Generate, Liza Colby and the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome. The DVD features bonus material of interviews with all four band-members along with Jesse Malin.

 

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The Heartbreakers – Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath (replacing Richard Hell) and Jerry Nolan – were formed in 1975 out of the ashes of the New York Dolls.  In 1977 they were at the centre of the London punk scene, having been invited by the Sex Pistols onto the infamous 'Anarchy Tour'.  UK punks treated the US band as rock royalty because of their New York Dolls pedigree.  Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren had briefly managed the Dolls in New York.

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The Eden House ‘Songs For The Broken Ones’ CD & 2LP

The Eden House are a musical collective, who over their previous two albums have collaborated with a wide variety of vocalists and musicians.

On much of their third full-length album, ‘Songs For The Broken Ones’, they’ve worked with Monica Richards.  An eco-activist veteran of the DC punk scene and sometime Conflict member, she's most known as half of Faith & The Muse.  One of her previous Eden House tracks features on the new Japanese ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ manga movie soundtrack.

Other lead vocalists featured are Lee Douglas of Anathema, Louise Crane, Meg Pettitt and Kelli Ali of Sneaker Pimps.  Musicians include Bob Loveday of Penguin Café Orchestra & Van Morrison Band and Simon Hinkler of The Mission.  

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The historic ‘Max’s Kansas City 1976’ LP from the pioneering NYC club is extended to a double-CD with forty tracks.  Also on a double-LP with a selection of twenty-five tracks.

Includes many exclusive, rare and collectable tracks, from one of the birthplaces of punk.  Features WAYNE COUNTY, SUICIDE, THE FAST, THE HEARTBREAKERS, STILLETTOS, NEW YORK DOLLS, CHERRY VANILLA, IGGY POP, NICO, SID VICIOUS & many many more.

On 2xCD with a 20-page booklet, and a limited edition 2xLP red vinyl Record Store Day edition in gatefold sleeve.

 

Sad Vacation - the Last Days of Sid & Nancy DVD cover'SAD VACATION: The Last Days of Sid & Nancy'
A film by Danny Garcia.  

Coming to select theatres, and to DVD on January 13 2017.

An up close and personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen

SAD VACATION is the latest documentary film by Danny Garcia ('The Rise and Fall of The Clash'/'Looking for Johnny'), on the lives and deaths of punk icons Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.  It features insider interviewees with first-hand accounts from the NYC Chelsea Hotel and more. With Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Walter Lure (Heartbreakers) and many others.

 

Get the DVD from our ebay store here.

 

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Double-LP gatefold in limited edition red & white & clear vinyl, with free poster.

Iggy & The Stooges re-united after 30 years, captured live in Tokyo in 2004 - the follow-up to the notorious 1976 ‘Metallic KO’ album from Skydog. Coincides with Jim Jarmusch’s Iggy & the Stooges documentary ‘Gimme Danger’.

 

 

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Family Fodder ‘Foreverandever’ CD

An album of rare recordings documenting a turbulent affair.  Reassembled from unreleased and little heard tracks.
Featuring avant-vocalist Viv Corringham.

Family Fodder, best known for their string of idiosyncratic, playful post-punk singles such as Debbie Harry, Savoir Faire, Film Music and Playing Golf, have been active with a buzz of recent activity.

'Foreverandever' comprises recordings made a couple of decades ago for an album – which remained properly unreleased until now. 

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Family Fodder ‘Sex Works’ 7” & digital EP

Four sex-themed songs – in a limited edition of 300 7" in yellow vinyl.

You Came (again) is from the forthcoming ‘lost’ album Foreverandever – a trove of 1990’s recordings that documented a turbulent affair.  

Nerd Sex is a new recording celebrating sex for obsessives, from the revived line-up that toured Europe in 2014 (with new singer Bee Ororo).

Fu<k You Till I’m Dead is the track deftly covered by US electro-band YACHT this year, causing worldwide headlines with a backfiring video stunt.  Here is a tweaked version of the original USA Dark Beloved Cloud 2003 CD-single, Tender Words.

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New 7” and digital single from the ‘Waking The Dead’ album, with a limited edition transparent RED vinyl.  It’s an epic 6-minute song backed with the previously unreleased track, ‘Keep A Light Shining’.

The single features former Cradle Of Filth guitarist James McIlroy and Fields of the Nephilim’s Tony Pettitt.  An epic video filmed in L.A. is released simultaneously.

NFD are a London and now part LA and Italy-based hybrid Goth/Rock band led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Peter ‘Bob’ White.  The band consist of guitarist Chris Milden, Italian drum force Luca Mazzucconi who both also play in Lahannya, The Eden House & Fields of the Nephilim bassist Tony Pettitt and ex-Cradle Of Filth lead guitarist James McIlroy.

Hillbilly Moon Explosion 'With Monsters & Gods' coverThe Hillbilly Moon Explosion ‘With Monsters and Gods’ LP & CD

‘With Monsters and Gods’ is The Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s sixth album, and certainly their best.  Who knew that rock’n’roll could still be so exhilarating … and musically diverse?

A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, they’ve honed their craft without distraction for many years.  Searching for the right sound they’ve previously recorded in San Diego, Camden and Tooting, but for this album they went back to the local Swiss studio where they made their early rockabilly albums, allowing more time to get it spot on.

Iggy and the Stooges 'Metallic KO' LP gold sleeveIggy and the Stooges ‘Metallic K.O.’ - the original 1976 LP - the notorious ‘Last Ever Iggy & the Stooges Show’

40th Anniversary Limited Editions in Silver & Gold vinyl and sleeve versions, with poster.

‘Metallic K.O.’ is the remarkable album of Iggy & The Stooges confrontational ‘last ever gig’ (until their reunion almost 30 years later).  Effectively the fourth Stooges album with then brand new and unheard songs, it was released in 1976 three years after ‘Raw Power’ while Iggy was in limbo.  Soon after the gig Iggy checked into a mental hospital.

 

Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers 'Vive La Revolution'Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers ‘Vive La Revolution’ limited edition LP

Live 1977 at the PARIS BATACLAN, the final date of the Heartbreakers’ European year. The soundtrack to an unreleased film, recorded by Marc Zermati of Skydog Records.

The first time ever on vinyl! Limited edition of 1,500 worldwide in mustard vinyl for Record Store Day.

One year earlier, THE HEARTBREAKERS had arrived in London to join the Sex Pistols on the ‘Anarchy’ tour.  They spent most of 1977 there, recording ‘L.A.M.F.’ and cementing their status as elder statesmen of the punk movement. This last date of their European tour was to be their very last as a band – until the reunions of course. Drummer Jerry Nolan had already jumped ship; his substitute is The Clash’s Terry Chimes. The gig was filmed for a movie that was never to be – this is the soundtrack recording.

Wayne County & the Backstreet Boys 'Max's Kansas City 1976' 7" coverWAYNE COUNTY and the Backstreet Boys ‘Max’s Kansas City 1976’ 7”

Wayne County (later Jayne) with her 1976 roll-call of the famous NYC club. Reissued on limited white vinyl 7” to herald the ‘Max’s’ 40th anniversary album. Coincides with the recreation of the ‘Max’s’ club in Martin Scorcese & Mick Jagger’s coming ‘Vinyl’ HBO series.

In 1976 the New York City club ‘Max’s Kansas City’ entered a new musical phase, with the underground movement that became punk developing within its walls.  Resident DJ Wayne County wrote a song for the club cataloguing the new bands that regularly played there: New York Dolls, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television, Blondie, Iggy Pop, the Heartbreakers and many more.

Conflict FREUDCD068 cover enlarged 225pxCONFLICT ‘There Must Be Another Way’ - the singles (2x vinyl LP)

All of Conflict’s studio singles on double vinyl LP for the first time. Comes with an A2 size, 2-sided poster insert with singles info & discography and gatefold sleeve with lyrics to all 24 tracks. Conflict are still active, playing huge festival gigs in 2015 in USA & around Europe.

Conflict have been described as the world’s foremost activist anarchist punk band. First heard on their mentors Crass’s label, their ‘To A Nation of Animal Lovers’ EP inspired anti-vivisection, anti-hunt campaigns.

 

Hillbilly Moon Explosion 'My Love For Evermore' best of CD & LPThe HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION 'My Love For Evermore' 'best of' album

Limited French CD and 180g LP ‘best of’ album from the Anglo-Swiss hybrid rockabilly outfit.  The title-track is their Youtube and 7” hit, plus all the well-known 7” and videos plus 3 brand new tracks and a dub remix.  


'My Love For Evermore' is the Youtube and 7" hit (feat. Sparky of Demented Are Go), many millions of views and seven vinyl pressings.  Not mere rock’n’roll revivalists, Hillbilly Moon Explosion are inspired by 21st Century jazz, ska, swing, European balladry, and much more.  Most songs on this album have shown their popularity through hundreds of thousands of Youtube plays.  

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FAMILY FODDER have various albums reissued on CD, LP and digital, coinciding with a cover version of one of their songs.

Family Fodder, best known for their string of idiosyncratic, playful experimental post-punk singles between 1979-82 such as Debbie Harry, Savoir Faire, Film Music and Playing Golf (all found on the 'More Great Hits' CD) have a torrent of activity in late 2015.

The early recordings are being given a respectful reissue treatment on both CD and LP by German label Staubgold. ‘Monkey Banana Kitchen’ came out with extras last year. Now in December comes ‘Sunday Girls (Director’s Cut)’, the original mini-album plus an obscurity released as ‘Frank Sumatra’ and various singles as extras.  

This comes after US band YACHT releases a souped-up electro-pop cover version of I Want To Fu<k You Til I’m Dead on Downtown Records on October 16, following in the footsteps of Unrest and Zion Train who’ve both also paid tribute to Family Fodder’s unique song-craft. YACHT are currently touring the US and then in November visit the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Turkey on a European tour.

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A Record Store Day release on multi-coloured vinyl of the classic live album, with the rarely heard Volume 2 added for the first time on vinyl.

Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan formed the Heartbreakers out of the ashes of the New York Dolls in 1975.  Gaining infamy in London touring with the Sex Pistols on the Anarchy tour of ’76, they went on to produce just one album, the classic L.A.M.F. in 1977.

The Heartbreakers split up When Track Records folded early in 1978.  But in the fall of ’78, Johnny Thunders, Billy Rath and Walter Lure found themselves in New York and decided to do a couple of gigs for ‘old times sake’ and some ‘chump change’.

Looking For Johnny - Original Soundtrack Album coverLOOKING FOR JOHNNY - the legend of Johnny Thunders: Original Soundtrack Album

Soundtrack album with rare and exclusive tracks released on double-CD, following a sold-out limited double-LP red vinyl RSD release

As a founding member of the hugely influential New York Dolls, and key player in the birth of punk rock with The Heartbreakers, Johnny Thunders influenced countless musicians and left behind an iconic legacy.

His unique musical style, personal battles with drugs, and mysterious death in 1991 are now the subject of ‘Looking For Johnny’, a feature length documentary by filmmaker Danny Garcia (‘The Rise and Fall of The Clash’), which opened to critical acclaim at a continuing series of screenings across the globe which commenced in the latter half of 2014.

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NFD release their full album follow-up to the 2013 mini-album ‘Reformations’.  It’s their first full-length album since 2006 and features amongst others Cradle Of Filth guitarist James McIlroy and Fields of the Nephilim’s Tony Pettitt.

NFD are a London and now part LA-based hybrid Goth/Rock band formed by singer, guitarist and songwriter Peter ‘Bob’ White just over 10 years ago out of the ashes of The Nefilim and Sensorium, by teaming up with Simon Rippin (Sensorium/Nefilim) and founding Fields of the Nephilim member Tony Pettitt.  

Hillbilly Moon Explosion 'Call Me' 7" coverThe HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION 'Call Me' / 'Bop Til You Drop' 7"

Two brand new tracks - a 7" vinyl and digital single release, not on any album.

A Blondie cover, backed with a Ramones cover, given the Hillbilly Moon unique treatment.

There's also a new video of 'Call Me' to check out, here. The 7" is now in its second limited edition of 500, in clear vinyl, as the initial white vinyl pressing sold out in the week of release.

Based around ex-patriot Englishmen Oliver Baroni and Duncan James together with Italian/Swiss chanteuse Emanuela Hutter, they’ve long been showing Zurich how to rock’n’roll.  Having conquered both their domestic residence and neighbouring France, in 2013 they made a full, 10-nation European tour. 

 

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CHIP BAKER films in association with JUNGLE RECORDS presents a DANNY GARCIA FILM:
  
a documentary on the life of the late New York Dolls and Heartbreakers guitarist

Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock’n’roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general.  
‘Looking For Johnny’ is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.

When Johnny Thunders died in New Orleans on April 23rd 1991, he left behind a mystery. Though MTV and international broadsheets reported the guitarist’s demise, for many in the mainstream, Thunders was perceived as an enigmatic outlaw. He was adored by a legion of devotees and cited as an influence by at least three successive generations of musicians. Thunders refused to play the corporate game and was both elevated and damned for it.

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'Warm, witty and heartfelt, dispensing alternately rueful and wry nuggets of wisdom from the badlands of middle age.' – Graeme Thompson, The Word.

'A suave refinement of deep-seated influences... matching a spare sophisticated style with a connoisseur's touch. Astringent, observational songs seal the deal.' – Gavin Martin, Uncut.

Geraint Watkins, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, is to release his fourth solo studio album 'Moustique' on both CD and LP in early 2014.

 

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Seven inch singles prove to be a hit.

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion 7" 'My Love For Evermore' is now on its seventh pressing. 

Together with the coloured vinyl limited editions of the new 'Flying High Moaning Low' and the 'Maniac Lover' EP limited editions (black one not pictured), they make a pretty picture. 

Got yours yet?

 

 

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NFD announce a their first release for five years – a mini-album titled ‘Reformations’.

NFD are a London-based hybrid Goth/Rock band led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Peter ‘Bob’ White.  The band now comprises Cradle Of Filth lead guitarist James McIlroy, The Eden House & Fields of the Nephilim bassist Tony Pettitt, guitarist Chris Milden and Italian drum force Luca Mazzucconi both of Lahannya.

 

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WALTER LURE was the co-frontman and songwriter for The Heartbreakers, responsible for songs such as One Track Mind, Get Off The Phone, All By Myself and Too Much Junkie Business.  He formed The Waldos in the late 80’s, and their album ‘Rent Party’, produced by The Dictators’ Andy Shernoff, was released in 1994.

Rebounding from the punk maelstrom and bad habits, Walter famously survived by getting a job on Wall Street.  However, many of his band-mates did not survive – in addition to Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan, The Waldos’ Tony Coiro and Charlie Sox and Walter’s brother Ritchie Lure from his earlier outfit The Heroes, all passed on.

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The long-awaited new album from this gothic-prog rock band. 

Features an array of guests, including vocalists Lee Douglas (Anathema) and Monica Richards (Faith & the Muse), guitarists Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) and Simon Hinkler (The Mission).

The London-based gothic/prog rock/trip-hop band The Eden House release a new single and album on CD, 180g vinyl LP and download, four years after their acclaimed debut album ‘Smoke & Mirrors’.  

 

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‘Damn Right Honey!’ LP & CD

Damn Right Honey!’ follows up the 2011 ‘Buy Beg Or Steal’ album that spawned the viral and vinyl hit murder ballad duet with Sparky Phillips,My Love For Evermore’. 

Based around ex-patriot Englishmen Oliver Baroni and Duncan James with chanteuse Emanuela Hutter, they’ve long been showing Zurich how to rock’n’roll.  Now having conquered both their domestic residence and neighbouring France, as part of a 10-nation European tour they returned to the UK in May and visit again in August 2013:

9. London Camden Underworld; 10. Cardiff Bogies; 11. Blackpool Rebellion Festival.

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Four more brand new recordings on 10" vinyl and digital EP from the esteemed Welsh singer-songwriter.

As seen in 2012-13 on world tour support to Nick Lowe, and in Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

Geraint Watkins releases a second 10" vinyl and digital EP of brand new songs, 'Mosquito Vol. 2 – at the gates of dawn'. Produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe), and recorded at Goldtop Studio in London, it follows 'Mosquito Vol. 1', building up to a new album due soon.

 

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New CD-single, featuring guest vocalist Monica Richards (Faith & The Muse) and guest guitarists Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), and Simon Hinkler (The Mission). New album ‘Half Life’ follows in May, along with live dates.

The London-based gothic/prog rock/trip-hop band The Eden House are to release a new single and album, four years after their acclaimed debut album ‘Smoke & Mirrors’.  

The Eden House is a collaborative project known for featuring an eclectic selection of guest artists, each adding their diverse talents to the music. 

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A 4-CD clam-shell box set with a 44-page booklet and 4 badges.
Includes the original 1977 Track LP restored, with the infamous ‘mud’ removed, plus 13 early demo tracks, including previously unreleased tracks with Richard Hell, and 21 alternative mixes from the epic 1977 mixing sessions at five London studios.

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath & Jerry Nolan) were at the centre of the London punk scene in 1977, having been invited by the Sex Pistols onto the infamous ‘Anarchy Tour’.  UK punks treated the US band as rock royalty because of their New York Dolls pedigree.  Malcolm McLaren had briefly managed the Dolls in NY.

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Four brand new recordings on 10” vinyl and digital EP from the esteemed Welsh singer-songwriter.  As seen in 2012 on world tour support to Nick Lowe, and in Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.

Geraint Watkins releases a brand new 10” vinyl and digital EP, ‘Mosquito Vol. 1’.  Produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe), and recorded at Goldtop Studio in London, it will be followed by ‘Mosquito Vol. 2’ and then a new album in Spring 2013.

 

 

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·    A viral and vinyl hit single!
·    A London Olympics opening event!
·    More UK gigs, from sublime to anarchic!
·    Retrospective compilation LP and CD to coincide.

Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s wide appeal is best demonstrated in that uniquely they are to play both the Jazz Café and the hardcore Rebellion Punk Festival in the same week.  And just prior to those dates, there’s the little matter of representing Switzerland at their London Olympics opening event…

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Re-issue of classic, 1984 debut studio LP by the ex-Discharge speed-metal punk band, packaged in original gatefold sleeve artwork with lyrics.  Unavailable on vinyl for over a decade!  New DMM cut.

Broken Bones formed in 1983 by members of leading hard-core punk band, Discharge.  The ‘Dem Bones’ LP was first released on Fall Out Records in 1984, produced by Clay Records’ Mike Stone who had also produced Discharge. 

Broken Bones added a metallic crunch to their sound without ever sacrificing any of the power and aggression, influencing many bands to come.  From the ‘Potteries’ area, Stoke-On-Trent, they issued two 7”, Decapitated and Crucifix prior to the album, and later Seeing Thru My Eyes, all fast and furious anthems and UK indie chart Top 10 entries. 

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FALLEN ANGELS 'In Loving Memory' & 'Wheel Of Fortune'

Knox of The Vibrators’ side-project: two albums first time on CD, in a two-CD set.   With nine bonus tracks and 12-page booklet.  Features Hanoi Rocks members Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide.

In 1984, Knox found he had some spare time away from The Vibrators and a bunch of new songs.  He teamed up with Hanoi Rocks who were also kicking their heels to form ‘Fallen Angels’ and recorded an eponymous album.

The project continued for a further two albums, now issued on CD for the first time.  With Hanoi Rocks busy, in 1986 he formed a regular line-up with guitarist Matt Kellet, Vibrators bassist Mark Duncan and drummer Richard Wernham (aka Ricky Slaughter of The Motors). 

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More decades than we can remember!

Jungle is celebrating this milestone.  How did that happen?  As an aide memoire, we've inserted a few highlights and amusements to our Timeline on our Facebook page.  And added a new music page. 

So come over there and slap our backs, give us 'spect, high fives, loves and more appropriately, likes.

When we started out, both CDs and cyberspace were pure science fiction.  Here comes the next 30!

 

 

 

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A new mini-album is released on February 27 2012 on cardpak CD and 180g LP from this acclaimed gothic / ethereal rock band.  The Eden House are based around the nucleus of former Adoration/NFD/This Burning Effigy guitarist Steve Carey, ex Fields of the Nephilim bassist Tony Pettitt, and twice Grammy-nominated Pink Floyd sound architect, guitarist Andy Jackson

This release also features The Mission guitarist Simon Hinkler guesting on lead track ‘Neversea’, alongside vocalists Valenteen, Amandine Ferrari and Meghan-Noel Evans.  The band will be gigging in both UK and Europe to support.

 

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Former SKELETAL FAMILY / GHOST DANCE vocalist Anne Marie Hurst releases her debut album ‘Day Of All Days’ after a 20 year hiatus.  Backed by original Skeletal Family members plus special guests PAUL WELLER and OCEAN COLOUR SCENE’s Steve Cradock.

Anne Marie has teamed up with Skeletal Family founder members Stan Greenwood (guitar) and Roger “Trotwood” Nowell (Bass) to create ‘Day Of All Days’.  It was written and recorded over the last two years at both Paul Weller's Black Barn Studio and Vale Studios, Worcester and mixed by Steve Carey of The Eden House.

In the 80’s Skeletal Family regularly topped the UK indie charts and toured with the likes of Sisters Of Mercy and Siouxsie & the Banshees.  Following two albums they split, and Anne Marie formed Ghost Dance, signed to Chrysalis for a national chart album and toured with The Ramones. 

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BONE ORCHARD ‘Stuffed To The Gills & Other Fishy Tales’ CD+DVD

The first time on CD for this cult Post-punk / Gothic / Psychobilly-jazz blues 80’s band from Brighton.  A comprehensive 17-track anthology of the best of their series of Jungle releases, PLUS a DVD with seven video promo clips + seven archive live performance tracks, & 12-page booklet with 1,000-word history by Grave Jibes webzine editor, lyrics and photos.

Bone Orchard grew out of an alternative Brighton nightclub run by singer Chrissy McGee in 1983.  Their first 4-track demo led to a John Peel session, which quickly led to a record deal with Jungle (and a publishing deal with Mute/Sonet).  

THE HEARTBREAKERS return to the UK!

This Autumn, the two surviving members of (Johnny Thunders &) The Heartbreakers return to the UK, some 35 years after they first arrived from the USA for the ‘Anarchy Tour’ with the Sex Pistols, Damned & Clash.

WALTER LURE, guitarist, co-frontman and songwriter of many of the ‘L.A.M.F.’ classic tracks, and BILLY RATH, the bass-player who’s reappeared after over 25 years out of the music scene, have both announced UK tour dates.

But although they’ve played together recently in the USA, their UK dates have been booked separately – coincidentally over consecutive weeks!  

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·    Two million Youtube views for ‘My Love For Evermore’!
·    Six 7” single pressings of ‘My Love For Evermore’!
·    Gigging extensively around Europe and the UK.

The Anglo/ European ‘neobilly’ Youtube sensations return to the UK for a brief series of gigs in February.

It’s their first visit since their ‘Buy Beg or Steal’ album and ‘My Love For Evermore’ single featuring Sparky Phillips (Demented Are Go).  The video is a Youtube hit with well over half a million views to date, and the 7” now has a fifth, green vinyl pressing. 

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New album from the unreleased 3rd album and other 1977 & 1978 studio sessions, plus bonus live album.  Reformed after 32 years, and touring Europe, coinciding with Sean Tyla's autobiography!

In 1977 former Ducks Deluxe front-man Sean Tyla’s new project The Tyla Gang was the second artist signed to the newly-formed Stiff Records, with the 7” single ‘Styrofoam’.  Then came the ‘Suicide Jockey’ 7” on Skydog.  Next it was to new US-based label Beserkely Records, home to The Modern Lovers, who issued two albums: ‘Yachtless’ (1977) and ‘Moonproof’ (1978). 

 

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New album collecting both early (1973/4) and new (2009) previously unreleased DUCKS DELUXE recordings.

Ducks Deluxe were prime movers in the UK pub-rock scene from 1972-1975, alongside others such as Brinsley Schwartz, Ace and later Dr. Feelgood, etc. 

Led by vocalist Sean Tyla and guitarist Martin Belmont, they got a strong live following playing well-honed good-time rock’n’roll, and issued two albums on RCA as well as releases on French indie pioneer Skydog Records.

 

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Debut album from modern folk singer-songwriter Katy Boyd & violinist Benny Wain, produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe) at Goldtop Studio

Boyd and Wain are an award winning Anglo American Americana/Folk duo. Their music is pure roots and rhythm and the songs are compelling, home grown tales of every day life… Katy pokes fun as easily as she tells a story of unfulfilled dreams. The sound is honest and original, the vocals are passionate and Benny’s fiddlin’ is just plain brilliant. 

In a previous life, Katy Boyd won the prestigious USA West Coast Songwriter’s Association’s annual contest.  She ran off to England for adventure, and stayed. Benny Wain has been playing fiddle in festivals, pubs and concert halls since the age of 12, sharing stages with the Oyster Band, Shane McGowan, the Dubliners and Davey Arthur. 

 

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Sid Vicious 'Sid Lives' 2xCD and 2xLP

This Sid Vicious timeline history (see below), from his beginnings to the Sex Pistols and beyond, is taken from the 'Sid Lives' CD's 24-page booklet and LP gatefold sleeve of the double-album. 

It's the full recordings of four of Sid's last performances from Max's Kansas City, September 1978, with guitarist Steve Dior and the New York Dolls rhythm section, Arthur Kane and Jerry Nolan.

It includes Steve Dior's fascinating recollections of life with Sid, and the background to each song, only available in hardcopy in the 2xCD booklet and the vinyl 2xLP sleeve.

Listen to 'Sid Lives' - on Spotify, Apple & iTunes or Amazon

 

'Sad Vacation - the last days of Sid & Nancy' is a film by director Danny Garcia (The Clash, Johnny Thunders).  It's an up close and personal account of their tumultuous and stormy relationship.  Buy the DVD on ebay.

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King Kurt

'Ooh Wallah Wallah' CD + DVD


King Kurt release for the first time on CD, their debut, break-through Stiff Records album ‘OOH WALLAH WALLAH’. 

It comes with seven extra tracks, being all the early singles, including their chart entries Destination Zululand, Mack The Knife and Banana Banana; plus a DVD – featuring all the video promos, documentaries and much more.

  In 1983 King Kurt hit the Top 40 with ‘Destination Zululand’ on Stiff Records.  They’d already built up a frenzied following at their riotous gigs, famously strewn with all sorts of muck thrown both at and from the audience whilst also offering haircuts and drinking competitions!  

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The Eden House 'The Looking Glass' DVD + CD.

The Eden House have a new release 'The Looking Glass', coinciding with a European tour.  It's a 2-disc set: a DVD with 9 songs filmed at Goldtop studio, plus a CD with five new recordings of interesting covers. 

As on their debut album 'Smoke & Mirrors', it features a number of female singers: Julianne Regan, Evi Vine and Amandine Ferrari, plus new guest vocalist: Tallulah Rendell

This is the first release to feature Andy Jackson on guitar (he's Pink Floyd's twice Grammy nominated recording engineer), alongside Bob Loveday on violin (of Van Morrison and Bob Geldof's bands), Simon Rippin on drums (ex NFD and Nefilim), and the core duo of guitarist Steve Carey (Adoration/This Burning Effigy) and bassist Tony Pettitt (Fields of the Nephilim).