Ahhhh Black Friday, that can only mean two things, turkey sandwiches made from leftovers and limited edition vinyl! This year for Record Store Day “Black Friday” we are releasing a limited edition 12” EP from Seattle’s legendary funk outfit, Robbie Hill’s Family Affair. Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions was originally recorded at RCA Studios in Los Angeles on January 1975 with Executive Producer Cuba Gooding Sr. and The Main Ingredient, these five previously unreleased tracks remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. Nothing could be more of a testament to the group’s bond than their longevity, which continues on to the present day, surviving in Seattle’s Central District, carrying on nearly half a century long tradition. This one time only run is limited and hand-numbered to 2,000 copies worldwide SO DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS! Order your copy now from LightInTheAttic.net
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Grateful Dead – One From The Vault: Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 8/13/75
FDR 607 (3xLP)
Available: December 3, 2013
We are proud to announce, on this fine Halloween afternoon, our forthcoming reissue of the Grateful Dead’s performance at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on August 13th 1975. The band only played 4 shows during that entire year, which was remarkable for a band that toured non-stop for decades. For this performance, the band rolled multi-track tape, allowing them decades later to properly mix the show. Because the Great American Music Hall holds less than 1,000 people (another unique thing about this show), it was an invitation only performance in which the band debuted their recent studio album Blues For Allah in a live setting.
- 3xLP housed in a deluxe uncoated tri-fold jacket
- First ever American vinyl release
- Newly re-mastered by Joe Gastwirt
Robbie Hill’s Family Affair – Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions
LITA 110 (LP)
Available: November 29, 2013 for Record Store Day “Black Friday”
Almost 10 years ago, Light In The Attic and DJ Supreme La Rock compiled the first ever set of vintage Pacific Northwest soul on Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 featuring such rare sides as “I Just Want To Be (Like Myself)” by legendary funk outfit Robbie Hill’s Family Affair. Originally recorded at RCA Studios in Los Angeles on January 1975 with Executive Producer Cuba Gooding Sr. and The Main Ingredient, these five previously unreleased tracks remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. Nothing could be more of a testament to the group’s bond than their longevity, which continues on to the present day, surviving in Seattle’s Central District, carrying on a nearly half a century long tradition.
- Previously unreleased session from ’75 recorded at RCA in Los Angeles
- Limited and hand-numbered to 2,000 copies worldwide
- Official Record Store Day “Black Friday” release
It’s Free Basin’ Friday! We’re going to do things a little differently this time, but don’t worry, you’ll still get the chance to win a killer prize! In the spirit of Record Store Day, we want to encourage you guys to get off your computers and out into the world.
So here’s the deal: Tomorrow, while you’re out and about digging for all the titles on your list (hopefully ours are among them), purchase and snap a picture of yourself with one of our official Record Store Day releases and post it to Instagram (@lightintheatticrecords) and/or Twitter (@lightintheattic), tag us, and mark it with the hashtag #LITARSD
Winner will receive a rare test-pressing of the album pictured! One entry per release. The more releases you buy and tag, the greater shot you have at a win!
Winner will be chosen and announced next Friday! Learn more about all four of our official Record Store Day titles at LightInTheAttic.net! Happy hunting, and have a killer Record Store Day!
Record Store Day is just around the corner, along with the launch of Issue 5 of our anual Light In The Attic Zine! It’s been an exciting year here at LITA, which makes for a killer read!
Issue 5 is jam packed with news on our upcoming releases, exclusive interviews, articles, prose from Light In The Attic’s own, and an updated catalog with an old school style tear-out order form, and much much more! The LITA crew will be out and about on Record Store Day (4/20/13), hand-delivering stacks to some of our favorite shops in Seattle and Los Angeles. Such as: Everyday Music Seattle, Silver Platters, Easy Street, Sonic Boom, Wall Of Sound, Amoeba, Mt Analog, Mono Records, Origami Vinyl, Vacation, Permanent, Rockaway Records, Gimme Gimme Records, Pooh Bah, Freakbeat, Wombleton, and CD Trader! Follow us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK to track us down and snag a copy!
If you’re not in Seattle or Los Angels, or if you plan on hiding under the covers on Record Store Day, don’t worry. You can order a copy of the zine direct from us, at LightInTheAttic.net! Copies will also be included inside select releases throughout 2013!
- “Thoughts From The Top” by Matt Sulivan
- John Trennoff on the 2012 LITA Road Trip
- Alex Maas of The Black Angels talks with Roky Erickson
- Jim Horn on Phil Spector
- Patrick McCarthy on Big Boys
- Stephen “Sugar Man” Segerman on Rodriguez
- “Native North America” by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes
- “Inner Expansions: Ray Stinnett” by Jessica Hundley
- A conversation with Marcos Valle $ Rodrigo Amarante
- “Dig The Looks: Stoughton Printing
- “This Was The Love Moment: D’Angelo’s Voodoo” by Jason King
- “Every Bit Of Stock I Have: George Ginn & The Record Album”
For those who worship at the altar of vinyl, Record Store Day is like Christmas, Eid, Thanksgiving and Diwali, all rolled into one. It’s a day when artists and labels celebrate the unsung heroes of the music business – the guys and gals of independent record stores – and it’s just around the corner! This Saturday, April 20th, to be exact.
As you might already know, we have a slew of tasty releases coming at you in honor of this joyous holiday. For a sneak peek inside all four of our official Record Store Day 2013 titles, watch the video below!
- Public Image Ltd: “Public Image” b/w “The Cowboy Song” - 1978 debut single by former Sex Pistol John Lydon’s new band, Public Image Ltd. The record comes in an exact reproduction of the original fold-out newsprint sleeve, and is available for the first time in the US.
- Roky Erickson: “Mine Mine Mind” b/w “Bloody Hammer” - the snarling Roky Erickson track that welcomed a changed performer back from the brink following the collapse of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Limited pressing of 4,000 on pink-swirl vinyl
- Mercury Rev: Deserted Songs - rare demos, extra cuts and lost tracks that fell through the cracks of the 1998 classic, Deserter’s Songs. Pressed on blue and white vinyl (randomly packed) and housed in a hand-numbered tip-on jacket, including an insert with a note from Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper.
- Various Artists: Theppabutr Productions: The Man Behind The Molam Sound 1972-75 - double LP in an old-school, tip-on gatefold jacket housed in an o-card, plus a fold-out poster. 400 random copies are pressed on gold wax. The release follows the celebrated Thai Funk: ZudRangMa compilations and gives an in depth look at the work of the man who was, essentially, the Berry Gordy of Thailand’s Molam sound.
Just like you, we’ll be hitting the streets this Saturday, showing our undying love and affection for the stores that keep us in the biz and satisfy our undying hunger for discovering great tunes! Be sure to follow us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK to track our RSD 2013 pilgrimage and be privy to some killer giveaways and prizes!
We are also stoked to announce that Roky Erickson will be dropping by Waterloo Records in his home town of Austin Texas to say hello and sign copies of his RSD 7″! If you’re in town be sure to stop by!
600 N. Lamar Blvd
Roky Erickson signing
Happy Record Store Day, y’all! Be safe out there and have fun! More announcements coming this week – STAY TUNED!
TGIF! It’s Friday and we have en EPIC giveaway to bestow upon all you vinyl-thirsty record heads. This week we’re giving away a grandiose mega pack containing ALL FOUR of our 2013 Record Store Day releases!
One lucky winner will receive Mercury Rev’s Deserted Songs, Theppabutr Productions’ The Man Behind The Molam Sound, Rocky Erickson’s “Mine Mine Mind” 7″, and Public Image Ltd.’s debut single, “Public Image,” all stuffed inside this handsome throw-back Light In The Attic tote bag!
Hot damn! For your chance to win, leave a comment below and tell us the best thing that’s ever happened to you inside a record store! Tell us ANYTHING, as long as it took place inside a record store. Make sure to leave your name and email address (kept private) in the proper fields so we can contact you if you win! Winner will be chosen and announced next Friday (the day before Record Store Day 2013)!! Good luck, and have a killer weekend.
To learn more about our official 2013 Record Store Day Releases, head to LightInTheAttic.net!
For those who worship at the altar of vinyl, Record Store Day is like Christmas, Eid, Thanksgiving and Diwali, all rolled into one. It’s a day when artists and labels celebrate the unsung heroes of the music business – the guys and girls of independent record stores – by releasing super-limited issues, picture discs, rarities and one-offs. It’s a day that we here at Light In The Attic hold dear to our hearts.
To mark this year’s event, taking place on Saturday, April 20th, 2013, we have four incredible releases to share with you.
Firstly, there’s a limited edition (4000 copies, all hand-numbered) of one of the 20th century’s most pivotal singles: Public Image b/w The Cowboy Song, the 1978 debut single by former Sex Pistol John Lydon’s new band, Public Image Ltd. The record comes in an exact reproduction of the original fold-out newsprint sleeve, and is available for the first time in the US. Our exploration of Public Image Ltd’s catalog, expressly for the U.S. market, will continue later this year, with the expanded re-release of the group’s debut album First Issue, from which ‘Public Image’ was taken.
Another essential 7″, again in a hand-numbered, limited pressing of 4000 but this time on mind-bending psychedelic swirl vinyl, is Mine Mine Mind b/w Bloody Hammer, the snarling Roky Erickson track that welcomed a changed performer back from the brink following the collapse of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators. The single will launch Light In The Attic’s reissue series of Roky’s early solo masterworks.
Theppabutr Productions: The Man Behind The Molam Sound 1972-75 is a double LP in an old-school, tip-on gatefold jacket housed in an o-card, plus a fold-out poster. 400 random copies are pressed on gold wax. The release follows the celebrated Thai Funk: ZudRangMa compilations and gives an in depth look at the work of the man who was, essentially, the Berry Gordy of Thailand’s Molam sound.
Completing the set of ever-so-special releases is Deserted Songs by Mercury Rev. Following the re-release of the band’s celebrated Deserter’s Songs last year, this album presents, for the first time on vinyl, the rare demos, extra cuts and lost tracks that fell through the cracks of the 1998 classic. Pressed on clear and white vinyl and housed in a hand-numbered tip-on jacket, including an insert with a note from Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper.
To find out where and how you can get your hands on these records and more, visit the official Record Store Day website. And remember, for as long as there are record stores, Light In The Attic will keep giving you reasons to visit them.
Today is the day! For this very special Record Store Day / Black Friday, we give you – Lee Hazlewood Industries: You Turned My Head Around 1967-70. Available now to order directly from us online here or at your favorite record store, worldwide.
Part of the sheer joy of Light In The Attic’s excavation of Lee Hazlewood’s back catalogue has been exploring the output of his own, late ‘60s label, Lee Hazlewood Industries, which issued dozens of long forgotten 45s and LPs. Whether acid-folk, country-rock, pop-psych or soul, LHI artists were united by the patronage of the underdog hero of 1960s music, the moustachioed maverick Lee Hazlewood.
The best of these have been now collected in You Turned My Head Around, a lavishly packaged, 3000-edition box set of eleven 45s, featuring such LHI favorites as Suzi Jane Hokom, Honey Ltd., Kitchen Cinq, Ann-Margret, and of course the undeniable Mr Lee.
To say Lee Hazelwood neither sings nor appears on many of these tracks, You Turned My Head Around tells the listener much about the cult singer-songwriter, producer, film star and latter-day cowboy. Like Hazlewood’s own output, these are pop songs coloured by sadness, pain and wisdom. Hazlewood’s character is there in every long, spiral groove thanks to his stunning production.
That’s not to say there’s no variety. Artists include the Nico-like Lynn Castle with Last Friday’s Fire, the Zombies-like psych-poppers The Kitchen Cinq, blues-rockers Hamilton Streetcar, the sweet, trippy vocal group Honey LTD, instrumental group The Woodchucks, the Bobbie Gentry-like Ann Margret, psychedelic crooner Danny Michaels and the country stylings of Eve.
Then there are those tracks featuring Lee himself: Suzi Jane Hokom proves to be every bit the worthy counterpart to the big man’s sonorous baritone, just as Nancy Sinatra did before, and Hazlewood’s solo ‘Troublemaker’ – a song about a conscientious objector – could be the rebellious performer’s theme song.
For fans of the lesser-discovered parts of the ‘60s music cannon, this is a treasure trove, chronicling the rise and fall of the flower power ideal from multiple perspectives; not just that of the young bands looking to ride the groovy train to pop stardom but from the perspective of Lee himself, a man already with a long career behind him, an accidental pop star for whom the hippy movement was to be viewed through eyes with deeper crow’s feet than most.
As with all Light In The Attic releases, You Turned My Head Around has been produced with a great eye for detail. Housed in a custom-made, magnetic flip-top box, the package includes anLHI adapter and a free download card for all songs (handy for when you’re away from your beloved turntable). The eleven 7” singles each come in their own picture sleeve, making this a delight to hold, to see and to listen to.
Remember the first time you heard Nuggets? Get ready to get that feeling all over again. Lee Hazlewood Industries: You Turned My Head Around 1967-70 is available now, Black Friday (November 23rd, 2012), at great record shops across the globe and at LightInTheAttic.net!
- Eleven 45RPM singles featuring original label/sleeve art, including an ultra-rare Woodchucks picture sleeve.
- Housed in a gorgeous, custom-made, magnetic flip-top box, and packaged with a special, LHI 45 adapter to play those pressed middles in style.
- Only 3000 hand-numbered copies produced, worldwide
- Includes Lee Hazlewood puzzle, to keep you busy on those lonely nights
- All tracks meticulously remastered – they’ve never sounded better
- Free download card for all songs
The response to The LHI Years on Record Store Day was flat out overwhelming! Lots of people kept asking if this was going to come out on CD (you know, for the car or to get for your younger brother who doesn’t know what a record player is). Well, here it is! Today you can now purchase the CD edition (same stellar sound, book-deep liner notes and rare archive photos) direct from us here. Check out the “What’s Inside?” video below for the full scoop on the CD.
Seriously, y’all…the hits just keep coming! Celebrating our Record Store Day release (out TOMORROW!), Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71), we teamed up with our buds-in-arms Rotter and Friends to bring to you this truly awesome shirt designed/illustrated by Jess Rotter. Let’s see, how might we describe this…a stoic-faced Hazlewood visage with ever present cigarette looks off in the distance as his cast of dames contort their bodies to spell out his name?!? Yes! Pick one or both up here and scope the awesome photos by David Black below.
So for this week’s Free Basin’ Fridays, we’re keeping the love going for our man Lee. For your chance to win your choice of either shirt, leave a comment below (with your name and email address, kept private) and tell us about your all time favorite band shirt, whether you actually owned one or not. We’ll get the ball rolling for you with a little list of our all time (and mostly long lost) band shirts:
Matt – PJ Harvey XXL (it fit like a dress!) shirt from circa Rid Of Me – RIP
Josh – (Josh is burried in RSD orders so we’ll answer for him) Metallica shirt from the Black Album tour! – RIP
Cassie – og Cure shirt from the Boys Don’t Cry tour! RIP
Patrick – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult “Daisy Chain For Satan” shirt – RIP