Free Basin’ Friday | LITA Survival Pack

Friday, March 28th, 2014


Friday at last! Time for another installment of Free Basin’ Friday. This week we’re giving away a Light In The Attic survival pack: tote bag, patch, slipmat and the latest issue of our zine (available April 19th for Record Store Day).


To win this week’s prize, we would like you to tell us what your favorite Light In The Attic release is and why. The winner will be chosen next Friday via email.

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31 Responses to “Free Basin’ Friday | LITA Survival Pack”

  1. Justin Hanford says:

    Lee Hazlewood: the lhi years….it’s lee hazlewood and a killer cover. what more could you ask for?

  2. David says:

    Donnie & Joe Emerson’s “Dreamin Wild” because it’s so baby!

  3. Greg Carlson says:

    You Turned My Head Around: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1967-70. Three words: Psychedelic Ann-Margaret.

  4. Dominick John Diglio says:

    Karen Dalton’s “1966″ because it’s the most honest, raw compilation of recordings from the “Billie Holiday of the Blues”

  5. Jorge says:

    PIL – First Issue — punk and post-punk at it’s finest!

  6. Andrew says:

    It has to be the upcoming Lewis reissue. Y’all deserve some sort of government commendation for putting that out in the world.

  7. Patrick says:

    The Marcos Valle reissues are incredible- they flipped the way I think about music and songwriting, super inspirational stuff. Still hoping for a ‘Vila Sesamo’ reissue!

  8. Thiemo says:

    The Free Design reissues. This showed how sweet Pop can be.
    Complete overwhelmed by kites are Fun. So sweet. My Number One Sunday Breakfast Music

  9. Pete Donofrio III says:

    Mark Lanegan, Has God Seen my Shadow. It had to be done, and Light in the Attic was just the label to do it. Mark is a talent to be reckoned with, a great writer, performer either with a full band or just him and a guitarist. His presence fills the room. Besides that he is a very nice guy just to talk to.

  10. Kaley says:

    Jim Sullivan – UFO

    It really kicked the doors of my mind open to the realization of how AMAZING records can slip so far into the cracks. They’re just waiting to be found (and heard). That one was a game-changer for me.

  11. William says:

    The Black Angels LPs: beautiful design, amazing music.
    I Am the Center: great collection, should win awards for design and liner notes (these are seriously good)

  12. John says:

    “Accadde A…….”


  13. John says:

    “Accadde A…….”


  14. Paul says:

    Mercury Rev’s “Deserted Songs”, as it’s a fine companion to one of my favorite albums ever.

  15. Teagan O'C says:

    Hi guys! I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again…

    Lee Hazlewood- House Safe For Tigers! Unexpected awesome. Something that I thought would be a novelty record turned into something I play at least once a week! Quirky orchestrated awesomeness!

    Runner up: The Summer Records Anthology. A favourite because it was my first introduction to LITA! Mellow jams. Great for lazy days or late nights!


  16. Jonathan says:

    The Brothers and sisters – Dylan’s gospel!!!
    What a tremendously overwhelming killertune.
    God bless!

  17. Jim Bruzzese says:

    I gotta go way back to LITA 33 The Black Angels Directions To See A Ghost. I love a lot of the LITA catalogue and picking a favorite should be very difficult but this release is a whole package deal for me. The amazing music is phenomenal. The first three songs are epic. It’s a triple record and the packaging is as great as the sound. The texture to the jacket… shit. If you are reading this, and don’t have this in your collection, you are missing out in a huge way. Pick it up. Pick it up! PICK IT UP!!!!

  18. Cullen Angus Lane says:

    ‘Has God Seen My Shadow?’- Mark Lanegan is Light in the Attic’s finest release. Three LP’s, excellent packaging and booklet make it a most worthy purchase. All of these things aside, the sequencing of the entire Anthology is flawless. I find that not going for the typical (boring) chronological sequence added to the strength and timelessness of Lanegan’s music. This has to be my favourite anthology I own…great driving music!

  19. Jen says:

    Country Funk 1969-1975! This release was a dream come true. Learned about so many new/old artists, and I shared ‘em with my parents, grandparents, and dog. I love the vision behind this album, the eclectic-but-familiar sounds, and the cover art, too. One of my favorite records ever.

  20. Abe says:

    I’ll always go back to the great compilation of lost Seattle funk & soul on The Wheedle’s Groove. As a decades-long fan of Northwest music, this was and continues to be a revelation. I have the comp, the Kearny Barton collection, the 7″ box set and the DVD. Thanks!!

  21. Rosario says:

    There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries has to be my favorite. Lee was a very interesting man and the LITA box set further illustrates how much of an enigma he was; music that runs through various genres and yet all manage to have the Hazlewood style. Having a remastered Cowboy and the Lady is probably my favorite part of the set, however; Ann Margret’s maestro fuzzed singles, and Lynn Castle’s singles are right up there. Being a big Lee Hazlewood fan it was my favorite christmas gift. So much good stuff!

  22. Andrew says:

    A hard call, but Hiss Golden Messenger’s Haw is just a beautiful album as a whole. Rock my baby to sleep while listening to it nightly. She’s got good taste.

  23. Darrell says:

    Like A Ship… By TL Barrett. I have never liked gospel music, but this album is amazing!

  24. Dougie Fresh says:

    Morphine’s Cure For Pain – literally nothing else like it, and it’s one of those albums that *demands* to be played on a turntable with the lights down low.

  25. Ian says:

    Roky Erickson – The Evil One is a record that I have had to re-buy because I played it one time when I had a girl over and she proceeded to get super pumped up in the way you are usually trying to get a girl pumped up when you have a girl over late at night. In the morning she left while I was still sleeping and took my Roky Erickson record with her. I was starting to wonder if I had just paid a girl for physical pleasure with a record, a conundrum similar to when Jerry starts sleeping with his maid in that one episode of Seinfeld, when luckily she texted me and told me that if I wanted it back I would have to go get it at her house after we got drinks again. Phew! Right? Nope, she never answered my text again but I saw her with some dude crossing the street a few weeks later.

    With all that said,
    I Am The Center is my fav. The Evil One was the one, but I have to hide it from chicks now, much like my hearty stash of blowcaine-type-drugs and Fiona Apple cds.

  26. Ken S. says:

    I’ll have to go with the 2x-vinyl TOBE re-release – LITA 058. Smoooooooth.

  27. Steve B. says:

    SERGE GAINSBOURG – Histoire de Melody Nelson

    Equal parts sexy and unsettling. This album feels so live and loose, unlike anything you hear today. That shaky bass fills every room with smoke.

  28. Andrew says:

    Pretty sure I’ve worn the grooves down on the Kris Kristofferson record. Pure Americana that goes well with late-Friday nights and Sunday mornings.

  29. Josh Davis says:

    Jim Sullivan. UFO. I wasn’t expecting it to be incredible. That record swept me away it’s remorse and fantasy. A sci fi folk classic.

  30. Cono D says:

    Donnie & Joe Emerson – Dreamin’ Wild… Because I was (am) that dreamer on the other side of Spokane oblivious to this classic record made by fellow Spokies until you unearthed it… hip hip hooray for Light in the Attic! Further proof that the center of the universe is indeed somewhere in the Inland Empire…

  31. Mark Murray (Australia) says:

    The Brothers and Sisters – “Dylan’s Gospel”

    Admittedly I am a part time Dylan fan, but this record just breathed new life into some popular tracks. I cant wait to play it on a Sunday

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