SHIRLEY WALKER & JOHN CARPENTER: Escape from L.A.
Another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog to keep you warm on these cold nights!!!
JOHN CARPENTER wasn’t just a sci-fi and horror master, one of the best and most innovative directors of his generation—he was also a highly accomplished soundtrack composer whose pioneering use of synthesizers to create suspense and dread in his film scores influenced musicians both within the film world and without. And the score he composed—along with SHIRLEY WALKER—for his 1996 dystopic sequel ESCAPE FROM L.A. offered the creeping, atmospheric tension that Carpenter fans crave; although, as this film was set in L.A. and featured plenty of dark humor, Carpenter and Walker threw in a bit of rock ‘n’ roll as well. The original soundtrack release included a mere 16 tracks and came out on CD exclusively; now, REAL GONE MUSIC not only has added another 16 tracks to the release, but is also bringing it to vinyl for the very first time!
ALBUM TITLE: SHIRLEY WALKER & JOHN CARPENTER: Escape from L.A.—Music from the Motion Picture Score
LABEL NAME: Real Gone Music
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For the uninitiated, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES consist of Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape on the guitar, Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) on the other guitar, Lagwagon drummer and Fat Wreck utility superhero Dave Raun on the skins, and are rounded out by Fat Wreck-head-honcho/NOFX main-dude Fat Mike, and incomparable crooner Spike Slawson. This mega-hit collection — along with a couple shoulda-been-a-hit rarities is out now on FAT WRECK CHORDS!
BAND NAME: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
MOONBOW is the result of a heavy rhythm section from ex Hermano and Valley of the Sun, the Guitarist of Hank III, guest vocals from stoner legend John Garcia, and a lead singer, former pro-BMX racer and Season 5 Survivor contestant, Matt Bischoff. Their latest album, ‘War Bear’ is out on the ever pervasive RIPPLE MUSIC! See if you can still grab one of those splattered ‘Gold’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ records while you’re at it!
BAND NAME: Moonbow
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
Currently hard at work on their new game (Pyre), SUPERGIANT GAMES is currently offering the acclaimed soundtrack from TRANSISTOR to quell their fans. Featuring the award-winning original soundtrack by Darren Korb with vocals by Ashley Barrett, this “Milky Clea’ set of records comes in a gatefold jacket designed by Jen Zee and lyrics by Darren Korb. Get yours today at SUPERGIANT GAMES!
ARTIST NAME: Darren Korb
ALBUM TITLES: Transistor: Original Sountrack
LABEL NAME: Supergiant Games
North Carolina based Stoner/Doom trio TOKE are here with their latest LP on EMETIC RECORDS! Titled, ‘Orange’, (duh!) it’s opening riff fires up and its glowing heat draws you further in. Pick up one of those ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside discs from EMETIC today!
BAND NAME: Toke
LABEL NAME: Emetic Records
Started in 2011 in Olympia, WA, experimental black metal/doomers RAGANA have just dropped their fourth release, ‘You Take Nothing’ on AN OUT RECORDINGS! You can pick up one of those ‘White’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside discs from them now, or wait until they go out on tour this summer…
BAND NAME: RAGANA
LABEL NAME: An Out Recordings
Formed in 2009 and with 3 full length albums and one EP already protruding the roof of their discography in unison, MONOBROW have shed their riff lashes and shape-shifted their reflection in the form of a brand new concept album. ‘The Nacarat’ is their most ambitious work to date and continues on the progression of monstrously metallic hooks treading with progressive blues and exploding by way of class warfare. Released through their own TRILL OR BE TRILLED RECORDS, “The Nacarat” bridges the gap of instrumental stoner rock and downright lethal doom-laden ecstasy with a trail of fuzz so thick and groovy you’ll forget which side of the brow you reside. Check out that sick ‘White’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ color-in-color they picked, nailed it!
BAND NAME: Monobrow
LABEL NAME: Trill or be Trilled Records
Indie Pop Label / Recipe Delivery service TURNTABLE KITCHEN has created and offshoot and brings you a full album cover of Oasis’ landmark album “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” by YUMI ZOUMA! It’s the first release from their new subscription service that features bands performing full album covers of their favorite records and it’s only available through the new vinyl-only subscription SOUNDS DELICIOUS.
BAND NAME: Yumi Zouma
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
SIGH (サイ sai) is a Japanese extreme metal band from Tokyo, formed in 1989. They are credited as being one of the first Japanese black metal bands, producing music in the early 1990s when the majority of black metal came from Scandinavia. They gradually shifted from a traditional extreme metal sound to a more experimental, avant-garde style employing symphonic elements. Grab their debut 1993 full length from THE CRYPT today!
BAND NAME: SIGH
LABEL NAME: Dark Symphonies
Wargasm is often referred to as a ‘Thrash Metal’ band, and their music does contain elements of thrash, but the band has always viewed it’s music as a hybrid of thrash, traditional metal and the NWOBHM. If your lucky, THE CRYPT still has copies of ‘Ugly’ in that super sick ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Olive Green’ AsideBside with ‘Halloween Orange’ splatter!
BAND NAME: WARGASM
LABEL NAME: Dark Symphonies
The debut 1994 full length album, ‘The Ancient Catalonia’ from Black/Death metal pioneers PANDEMONIUM can now be found in THE CRYPT! The band would later change their name to Domain in 1995 only to change their name back to PANDEMONIUM in 2004. Go deeper with THE CRYPT!
BAND NAME: PANDEMONIUM
LABEL NAME: Dark Symphonies
Since forming in 2002, TERROR has become one of the hardcore genre’s most notorious and successful acts. Over the years the band has released 6 classic albums. Their signature sound, a punishing blend of hardcore, punk and thrash, has attracted a legion of diehard fans around the world and anyone who’s witnessed the sheer power of TERROR live and lived to tell about it can attest to the band’s authenticity and intensity. 2017 marks the beginning of a new chapter for TERROR with a new label behind them and a savage new EP on TRIPLE B RECORDS. Catch them on the road this May with God’s Hate and Abuse of Power!
BAND NAME: TERROR
LABEL NAME: Triple B Records
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