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Hip-Hop Rap Up 09:14:17: New, Reissues, & Vinyl: Opio, Dalek, Sean Price, Kool G Rap, Alchemist, Blockhead, Edo G, Slick Rick

Posted by Billyjam, September 14, 2017 07:30pm | Post a Comment
Dälek Endangered Philosophies (also on vinyl/LP) (Ipecac Recordings)  Note that the 2LP set
has three sides. The second side of second LP (side D) is blank. 


Hip-Hop Top Seven Albums (inc. reissues) 09:14:17
 

1: Sean Price Imperius Rex (Duck Down)

2: Blockhead Funeral Balloons (also avail vinyl/2LP set) (Backwoodz)

3:  Dälek Endangered Philosophies (also on vinyl/LP) (Ipecac Recordings)

4: The Alchemist + Budgie  The Good Book II (Business As Usual)

5: !Mayday! Search Party (Strange Music)

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Power Trip

Posted by Amoebite, September 13, 2017 02:53pm | Post a Comment

Power Trip What's In My Bag?

Texas crossover thrash metal band Power Trip stopped by Amoeba Hollywood recently hunting for records. The five members had very eclectic picks, ranging from black metal to Britpop, post-punk to alt-country, and they had a lot to say about all of them, especially their home state heroes, ZZ Top. "This is one of the greatest American rock bands," proclaimed bassist Chris Whetzel as he held up the band's breakthrough record, Tres Hombres. "If you don't like this band then I have some words for you."

With roots in the genres of hardcore, metal, and punk, Dallas-based Power Trip has shared the stage with a remarkably diverse range of artists, including Merchandise, Big Freedia, Title Fight, Power Trip Nightmare LogicAnthrax, and Napalm Death. Founded in 2008, the current lineup consists of Riley Gale, Blake Ibanez, Chris Ulsh, Nick Stewart, and Chris Whetzel.

After self-releasing an early collection of demos, the group first began attracting notice with the release of their Armaggedon Blues EP. Power Trip toured relentlessly, putting out a self-titled three-song EP in 2011 and then signing on for an appearance at the 2012 Pitchfork Festival. The following year, the band signed to Southern Lord and released their first full-length, Manifest Decimation. Their sophomore LP, Nightmare Logic, followed in early 2017. Power Trip is touring North America this fall with Obituary, Exodus, and Dust Bolt.

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Radiohead LP Top 5 List: Amoeba Vinyl Crates includes 3LP “OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017” feat. “Lift” (New Video)

Posted by Billyjam, September 13, 2017 08:59am | Post a Comment
Still from the video for Radiohead's "Lift" from : OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017
(also avail 3LP set as well as LP box set with hardcover book)


Yesterday’s popular YouTube upload of the Oscar Hudson directed music video (see below) for Radiohead'’s “Lift” - one of the outtake tracks from the band’s 1997 album OK Computer- was a reminder of just how deep the bonus tracks go on the band’s recently released 20 year anniversary reissue of the 1997 album: OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (also avail 3LP set as well as LP box set with hardcover book). 

Upon its initial June release, Amoeba described the many new bonus tracks as, “an entire album of material recorded in the period of OK Computer’s conception which didn’t make the cut” with “live cuts, eight B-sides from the OK Computer-era singles, and three previously unreleased studio recordings. These three songs: “Lift,” “Man Of War,” and “I Promise” have been previously referred to as the holy grail of unreleased Radiohead material.”

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The Damned Top Ten: 10 Video Version of 70's UK Punk Pioneers Who Are Recording 2018 Album with Producer Tony Visconti

Posted by Billyjam, September 11, 2017 08:11pm | Post a Comment
Punk Oddities & Rare Tracks 1977-1982 (2LP) by The Damned (Let Them Eat Vinyl)


Earlier this year The Damned announced a new deal with Search & Destroy who would release the UK 70's punk pioneers 11th studio album. To be released in 2018 the band begins recording the new album next month in a Brooklyn recording studio with production from legendary producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex, U2, Stranglers, Iggy Pop etc.) plus engineering from Grammy winning producer Kevin Kline.  The Damned's current line up is founding members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible along with Monty Oxymoron, Andrew 'Pinch' Pinching, plus the recent return of former bassist Paul Gray who takes over from band bassist Stu West.  Gray played bass on The Damned albums The Black Album and Strawberries.

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Prolific 90's SF Rap Musician Barry "Race" Smith To Be Honored At Memorial Tonight With Producer TC & Other Old Friends

Posted by Billyjam, September 9, 2017 11:27am | Post a Comment


If you are a fan of 11/5, U.D.I., Rappin' 4 Ray, JT the Bigga Figga, Dush Tray, I.M.P., Neva Legal, Totally Insane and other 1990's San Francisco Bay Area rap artists then you've already heard the work of prolific musician Barry "Race Smith who was a staple of that scene. The 57 year old San Francisco artist, who played bass and did background vocals on numerous tracks from that era, recently died and will be honored in a memorial service tonight at a studio in his San Francisco hometown. Among those in attendance will be longtime friend and musical collaborator, producer TC who worked together with Race on numerous projects.

“We worked together on everything from 11/5 to U.D.I. to Duce Tray. We did tracks for 51.50, Rappin’ 4 Tay, Andre Nickatina, Herm, Primo, Key-Lo, and the list goes on. It was a lot,” TC told the Amoeblog by phone. The producer added that, “He played bass and that’s what a lot of people think of him for but he also did vocals. He did the background singing thing too. He did a lot. He did the vocals on such tracks as Tay Da Tay's “Slangin’ Dope” and the vocals on U.D.I. “I Wanna Get High.”    

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