Drive-By Truckers – Live In Studio-New York (Electric Lady Land | RSD17 Title)
Seven live tracks recorded at Electric Lady Studios exclusive to this clear vinyl release.
SIDE A: 1. Surrender Under Protest 2. Guns of Umpqua 3. Filthy and Fried 4. This Fucking Job
SIDE B: 5. Ramon Casiano 6. Ever South 7. One of These Days
Madonna – Dance Mix (RSD17 Release)
Dance Mix is a 1985 four track EP originally released only in South America. The rare 12″ features Madonna’s ground-breaking hit “Into The Groove” from the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan in which Madonna starred, an extended dance mix of 1984 single “Angel” produced by Nile Rodgers and mixed by Nile Rodgers and James Farber, a 12″ “Chica Material (Material Girl)” remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez and produced by Nile Rodgers and “Vacacion” (Holiday) produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez. Dance Mix is being released for the first time worldwide for Record Store Day 2017. (Limited worldwide release of 8000.)
SIDE A: “Into The Groove (Single Version)” 02 “Angel (Extended Dance Mix)” SIDE B: “Material Girl (Extended Dance Remix)” 02 “Holiday”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Go Robot (Live)”/”Dreams Of A Samurai (Live)”
Picture disc containing two unreleased live RHCP tracks, “Go Robot”, recorded live at in Paris, France at AccorHotels Arena in 2016 and “Dreams of a Samurai” recorded live in Madrid, Spain at Barclaycard Center in 2016.
“Go Robot (Live)”/”Dreams of a Samurai (Live)”
Dennis Wilson – Bambu (The Caribou Sessions | RSD17 Release)
Bambu (The Caribou Sessions) features highlights from the recording sessions for the planned second album by Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. Recorded in 1978 as the follow-up to Wilson’s classic Pacific Ocean Blue, these eclectic and ambitious recordings were left unreleased when Wilson died in 1983, and remained so until 2008. Now, the power and emotion of Wilson’s lost masterpiece can be heard on a newly designed 2LP set pressed on colored vinyl and featuring new liner notes by Ken Sharp, author of Dreamer: The Making Of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue
Wussy – Funeral Dress
Its hard to know whether the Ass Ponys broke up or gave up, but they gave the thing every possible shot before their day was over. Six albums, including a stint on A&M. National van tours, a little critical adulation, decent notices, but its not like we were really going to hear Chuck Cleavers peculiar voice (much less his songs) on the radio. And hard to know which was more idiosyncratic, the high, drifting sound he made singing or the songs he wrote. Wussy is his new band: two men, two women, vocals split between Cleaver and Lisa Walker, songwriting credits split all around. So its not really his band, but their band, and his is just one of the instruments at play. And for all their mordant tones, these songs really are fun. OK, so the opening Airborne is a divorce set-piece with what seem knowing nods to X, though Walker is a much more adept singer than Exene Cervenka and Cleaver sounds nothing like John Doe. And the next one, Funeral Dress, has guitar sounds straight from Blondie, and Soak It Up is really sprightly until you realize Walkers singing but I never thought I could drive this far without a gun. It goes like that. Walker has a flexible voice that fits nicely around Cleavers harmonies, and the whole band sounds like they know exactly what theyre doing. Whatever it is. Whatever theyre doing, it works.