Ryley Walker

We’d like to announce a very special show we’re putting on…Ryley Walker.. all the way from Chicago, Ryley’s first album “All Kinds Of You” came out recently on Tompkins square and is already down as one of Uncut’s albums of the year…. it just so happens to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of Music’s Not Dead (and they said we’d never last) so come and help us celebrate…Tickets just £5

Music’s Not Dead present
Ryley Walker + Support
DJ Jonny Morris
Rich’s nut roast raffle

Saturday 20th September
The Albatross Club
Bexhill On Sea

RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES in stock Saturday 19th April 8am

ARTIST TITLE
Adam And The Ants Dirk Wears White Sox
Aerosmith Draw The Line
Aerosmith Night In The Ruts
Aerosmith Rock In A Hard Place
Aerosmith / Rocks Rocks
Al Kooper LIVE
ALANIS MORISSETTE LIVE IN SWITZERLAND 2012
Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Stomp
ALICE COOPER LIVE IN SWITZERLAND 2005
Allman Brothers Band Selections From play all night
Anamanaguchi Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (RSD)
Anathema Untouchable
Anne Briggs The Hazards Of Love
ART OF NOISE LIVE AT THE END OF A CENTURY (LTD PIC DISC)
Ásgeir Here it Comes / Heart Shaped Box
AT THE GATES / DECAPITATED Captor Of Sin / Mandatory Suicide
Autumn Defense / Josh Rouse Sentimental Lady / Trouble
Barbara Mason World In A Crisis / Give Me Your Love
Bardo Pond Looking For Another Place
Beach Boys Surfin Safari
Beans On Toast Best Of Toast
Billy Riley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Warren Smith Flyin`Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll
Bis Data Panik Etcetera
Bis/Ghosts of dead airplanes Minimum wage
Black Sweetest Smile
BLACK LIPS Funny
Bob Dylan 1st album
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Transcriptions
Bok Bok Come Back To Me b/w Misfit 
Bombay Bicycle Club To The Bone/ Reign Down
BONOBO Get Thy Bearings
Brian Jonestown Massacre/Magic Castles Split
BROKEN BELLS “HOLDING ON FOR LIFE”
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “AMERICAN BEAUTY”
BUILT TO SPILL Built To Spill
CAMERA OBSCURA 4AD SESSION
Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet Son of Dustsucker
CARCASS / CEREBRAL BORE I Told You So (Corporate Rock Really Does Suck) / Horrendous Acts Of Iniquity Split 7”
CARO EMERALD The Shocking Miss Emerald Acoustic Sessions
CHARLES BRADLEY I Hope You Find The Go
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Hey Joe (Feat. Beck) / Hey Joe (Sebastien Remix)
Chills, Verlaines, Stones, Sneaky Feeling Dunedin Double
Chrissie Hynde Dark Sunglasses
CHROMEO Ezra’s Interlude (feat. Ezra Koenig)
Chvrches We Sink
CLARENCE CARTER SLIP AWAY – THE ULTIMATE CLARENCE CARTER 1966-1971
Clint Mansell Filth OST
CLUTCH / LIONIZE RUN JOHN BARLEYCORN RUN / ETHER MADNESS
COLDPLAY Midnight
Common Tongues Tether And Twine
Computers Live & Inconsolable
Computers Live & Inconsolable
CONOR OBERST Hundreds Of Ways / Fast Friends
CORDUROY LONDON ENGLAND LIVE
Coves No Ladder (Toy Remix)
Creedance Clearwater Revival 1969 Singles (RSD)
Curved Air Live Atmosphere
CUZ (MIKE WATT & SAM FROM THE GO TEAM!) TAMETEBAKO
DAMON ALBARN Hollow Ponds / Lonely Press Play
dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip You Will See Me
Darkness Permission To Land (Picture Disc)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Songs From Common Ground
DAVID BOWIE Rock n Roll Suicide
David Lynch The Air Is On Fire
David Lynch The Big Dream Remix EP
Davy Graham & Bert Jansch Live in Edinburgh
Dawes Conor
Dead Kennedys Original Singles Collection 1979-1982
Deep Purple Black Night/Woman From Tokyo (RSD)
DEEP PURPLE Shades Of Deep Purple
Deer Tick Eel Bowel
Deerhoof & Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog Split 7″
Delines, The The Oil Rigs At Night
Diana Dors So Little Time (RSD)
Diana Dors Swingin’ Dors
Dinosaur Jr Fossils
Disclosure Apollo
DJANGO DJANGO Porpoise Song
Dodos Yours Truly
DONNY HATHAWAY Live at the Bitter End
DOUG PAISLEY   Growing Souls b/w Lies To Lies 
DREAM THEATER Illumination Theory
Duane Eddy Moovin N Groovin
Duane Eddy Rebel Rouser
DUB SEX OVER & OVER & OVER
Echo & The Bunnymen Ocean Rain
ED BANGER Ed Banger Classics Deluxe Box Set
EDWYN COLLINS GORGEOUS GEORGE
Elbow Charge
Elmer Gantry’S Velvet Opera 7- Flames
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo Songs Beneath The River
Eric B & Rakim Paid In Full
ESG Dance to the best of ESG
Everything But The Girl Eden
Exit Exit ep
FAIRPORT CONVENTION FROM CROPREDY TO PORTMEIRION
FAIRPORT CONVENTION MOAT ON THE LEDGE – LIVE AT BROUGHTON CASTLE
FAIRPORT CONVENTION XXXV – THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM
Fela Kuti Se E Tun De / Waka Waka
FENCH SOLAR FENECH-SOLER REMIXED
Flaming Lips 7 Skies H3
FLEETWOOD MAC Dragon Fly b/w Purple Dancer
Frank Zappa Don’t Eat Yellow Snow/Down In The Dew (RSD)
Garbage Girls Talk
Gemma Ray Motorbike (feat Alan Vega)
GEORGE EZRA “CASSY O”
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Vs Sam Duckworth Starrcade (RSD EXCLUSIVE EP)
Gil Scott Heron Nothing New
Gloria Jones Tainted Love/Come Go With Me (RSD)
Grace Jones Me! I Disconnected From You (RSD)
Graham Dee Duckin’ And Divin’
GRAM PARSONS 180 Gram: Alternate Takes from GP and Grievous Angel
GRATEFUL DEAD Live at the Coliseum
GREEN DAY Demolicious
GREEN DAY Demolicious
GREEN DAY Demolicious
GREGORY ISAACS / OSSIE HIBERT & REVOLUTIONAIRES Mr Know It All / Way Of The Stars
Gregory Porter Gregory Porter Remixes
Haim Forever
Half Japanese Volume 1
Hamilton Leithauser Alexandra/In The Shallows
Hank Mizell Jungle Rock
Hawklords 25 Years EP
HAWKWIND CHURCH OF HAWKWIND
HENRY MANCINI “PINK PANTHER”
HOLGER CZUKAY ON THE WAY TO THE PEAK OF NORMAL
HORACE ANDY Zion Sessions
HUSKER DU Candy Apple Grey
ICE- T Greatest Hits
IDLE RACE Birthday Party
Inspiral Carpets Dung 4 + The Cow EP
J Spaceman & Kid Millions Live At Le Poisson Rouge
Jack Bruce Fields Of Forever / Drone
Jake Bugg Live At Silver Platters
James Vincent McMorrow Cavalier
James Williamson & Carolyn Wonderland (feat. The Stooges) Open Up & Bleed / Gimme Some Skin
JAY Z / LINKIN PARK Collision Course
JBs Food For Thought
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project Double A Side Split
JETHRO TULL LIVE IN SWITZERLAND 2003
John Foxx Metamatic
John Foxx & The Maths Interplay
John Grant Gets Schooled
John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest Ancient Waves EP
John Martyn May You Never (RSD)
Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar
JOHNNY OSBOURNE Give A Little Love / Give A Little Dub
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion She’s On It/Jack The Ripper
JOY DIVISION An Ideal for Living
JULY July
KATY B “LITTLE RED: REMIXES”
Kim Richey Thorn In My Heart : The Work Tapes
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Head On/Pill
KINGS OF LEON “WAIT FOR ME”
Kitchens Of Distinction Extravagance EP
KODALINE “COMING UP”
KYLIE MINOGUE Golden Boy
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Live The Final Show NYC
Lee Perry Rastafari on Wall Street
Lemonheads If Only You Were Dead
Liars MESS ON A MISSION
LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS ANY OTHER CITY
Little Barrie Fuzzbomb / Only You
LITTLE DRAGON Klapp Klapp
London Grammar Hey now
Luke Haines Lou Reed / Jeff Starship Superhero
Machine Head Killers & Kings
Marc Bolan Marc Bolan At The BBC – Electric Sevens 2 (RSD)
Marianne Faithful Sister Morphine/Something Better (RSD)
Marillion You’re Gone
MARK CHADWICK RED SKY
Martin & Eliza Carthy Happiness / Queen Of Hearts
MASTODON Live At Brixton
MATT BERRY MUSIC FOR INSOMNIACS PART IV
Maximo Park On The Sly/Random Regrets
MAZZY STAR I’M LESS HERE
MCDERMOTT’S 2 HOURS / LEVELLERS DIRTY DAVEY / DIRTY DAVEY LIVE
Meade Lux Lewis Melancholy
MEDICINE Part Time Punks Live
Melt Yourself Down Live At The New Empowering Church
METRONOMY Love Letters (Soulwax Remix)
Mgmt Congratulations
Mgmt Oracular Spectacular
MICHAEL CHAPMAN Playing Guitar The Easy Way
MILK N COOKIES Not Enough Girls b/w Nots
MOTORHEAD Aftershock
MOTORHEAD MOTORHEAD
MOTORHEAD WHATS WORDSWORTH
Mudhoney On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle
My Darling Clementine Lucky Bag EP
MYSTERY ARTIST Mystery
NATASHA KHAN (BAT FOR LASHES) & JON HOPKINS Garden’s Heart
Neko Case & Jason Lytle Satellite of Love
NEON NEON Years Of Lead EP
NILE RODGERS DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO (IMS ANTHEM) (EATS EVERYTHING REMIXES)
NILE RODGERS DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO (IMS ANTHEM) (ROB DA BANK REMIXES)
Nina Persson Sometimes
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nirvana Pennyroyal Tea (RSD)
NOTORIOUS B.I.G Life After Death
Oasis Supersonic
Of Montreal Jigsaw Puzzle
Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the attic
Omar Souleyman Jazeera Nights
ONE DIRECTION “MIDNIGHT MEMORIES”
Oneohtrix Point Never Commissions 1
OPETH Watershed
Ost Amarcord
Ost King kong
Ost Terminator
Otis Clay I Can’t Take It
Otis Clay Trying To Live My Life Without You
OTIS REDDING Pain In My Heart
Outkast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Ozric Tentacles Sploosh!
Pagans / The Controllers Soul Jazz Records presents: Punk 45 Single
PANTERA /POISON IDEA The Badge
PARAMORE Ain’t It Fun
PARQUET COURTS SUNBATHING ANIMAL
Paul Weller Brand New Toys/ Landslide
Pet Shop Boys Fluorescent 12″ remixes
Pete Molinari Look To The Wind / Girl Called Mine
Peter Murphy Hang Up
PHOSPHORESCENT Song For Zula
Pissed Jeans The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009-2013, Live at the BBC
Pixies Indie Cindy
PSYCHIC TV HACIENDA
PSYCHIC TV THEE FABULOUS FEAT OV FLOWERING LIGHT
Public Image Limited Death Disco/Warrior (RSD)
Public Service Broadcasting Elfstedentocht
Pussy Galore Pussy Gold 5000
Quantic You Will Return
R.E.M Unplugged
RAINBOW ROCKPLAST 1995 – BLACK MASQUARADE
Rammstein Pussy/Mein Tell
RAMONES Meltdown With The Ramones
RAY LAMONTAGNE “SUPERNOVA”
RAY PARKER JR “GHOSTBUSTERS”
REGINA SPEKTOR You’ve Got Time
RICHARD HAWLEY Rollin’ and Tumblin’
RIVAL SONS Electric Man / Belle Star
Robert Glasper Porter Chops Glasper
RODDY FRAME WESTERN SKIES
Roger Taylor Fun On Earth
Roger Waters Hello I love you
Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance Ooh La La Anniversary (RSD)
RONNIE SPECTOR & THE E STREET BAND “SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD”
Rpm Turntable Football A Two-Player Game Played at 33 1/3 RPM
Ruts Highest Energy Ruts Live
Sam Cooke Ain’t That Good News (RSD)
SCORE BY CLINT MANSELL INTO THE WALL
SCORE BY NICO FIDENCO EMANUELLE PERCHE ‘VIOLENZA ALLE DONNE? AKA THE VIOLATION OF EMANUELLE
SCORE BY NICOLA PIOVANI ILL PROFUMO DELLA SIGNORA IN NERO AKA THE PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK
SCORE BY WALTER RIZZATI 1990: I GUERRIERI DEL BRONX AKA THE BRONX WARRIORS
Screaming Trees Last Words
SEAHAWKS PARADISE FREAKS
SEBASTIEN TELLIER L’INCROYABLE VERITE
SECTION 25 Section 25
Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks 7×7″ RSD Box Set (RSD)
Sharon Jones Dap Dippin
Shocking Blue Send Me a postcard
Shonen Knife Overdrive
SikTh Death Of A Dead Day
SKRILLEX Recess
SLIPKNOT Vol. 3 The Subliminal
Smoke Fairies Smoke Fairies
SONGS: OHIA Journey On: Collected Singles
Sonics / Mudhoney Bad Bettie / I Like It Small
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band City Slang
Soundgarden Superunknown – 10″ Sngles Box (RSD)
Spacemen 3 Translucent Flashbacks
Star Spangled Banana Nag Nag Nag
STATUS QUO PICTURES – LIVE IN SWITZERLAND
Status Quo Tokyo Quo (RSD)
STEPHEN JOHN KALINICH A World Of Peace Must Come
STEVE EARLE TOWNES (THE BASICS)
Steve Mason Greg Wilson and Derek Kaye Remixes
Strypes 4 Track Mind
Suede Let Go
Sun Ra Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Sun Ra The Futuristic Sounds Of..
Surfer Blood Pythons (demos)
T.Rex Tanx
Tame Impala Live Versions
Teenage Filmstars (There’s A) Cloud Over Liverpool
Teeth of the sea A field in England
Temples/Jagwar Ma Shelter Song/Man I Need
The Action 7″ Singles Box Set
The Amorphous Androgynous The Cartel & Remixes
The Black Angels Clear Lake Forest
THE CIVIL WARS “LIVE AT EDDIE’S ATTIC”
The Creation 7″ Singles Box Set
THE DOORS Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine
THE DRESDEN DOLLS The Dresden Dolls
THE EVERLY BROTHERS Roots
The Fall White Lightning
The Farm All Together Now
THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE “LIVE AT MONTEREY”
THE LEVELLERS CARRY ME EP
THE POGUES The Pogues with Joe Strummer Live in London
The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It (EP) (RSD)
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (EP) (RSD)
THE SPECIALS Sock It To ‘Em JB b/w Rat Race’
THE STRANGLERS Peaches
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Up In The Sky / Tender
THE THE “GIANT”
The Twilight Sad Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
The Ukrainians Never Mind The Cossacks
THE YARDBIRDS Little Games
THIEVERY CORPORATION SAUDADE
TIM BURGESS OH MEN
TIM BURGESS OH MEN
Tomas Barfod True to You / Happy
Toy Join The Dubs
Tracey Thorn Molly Drake Songs
Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy New Trip On The Old Wine
Twin Atlantic Body & SOUL
UK SUBS LEFT FOR DEAD
Various DJ Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist
Various Pop Yeh Yeh
Various The Muppet Movie (RSD)
Various Artists Africa Express presents: Maison des Jeunes
Various Artists Electro Convulsive Therapy 2
VARIOUS ARTISTS If 2.0
Various Artists Sun Records Curated By Rsd
Various Artists The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Volume 1)
Various Artists The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood
VARIOUS ARTISTS THE SPACE PROJECT
Various Pressure Sounds Artists Pressure Sounds Presentd
Villagers Occupy Your Mind
Volbeat Doc Holliday
Wave Pictures Helen EP
WAYLON JENNINGS/SANDFORD CLARK Audio Recorders Archive
Wedding Present EP4 Can
Whirlwind heat Do Rabbits wonder
White Denim A Place To Start
WILLIAM ONYEABOR WHAT?!
Wreckless Eric Le Beat Group Electrique
WYE OAK SHRIEK
Yardbirds Sounds I heard

2013 so far (according to an over-enthusiastic customer).

I haven’t posted on here for a while, partly because I lost the passwords that Del and Rich gave me for the sit and partly because I’ve been steeped in Moby-Dick-related English Literature coursework. Since you ask, I found Moby-Dick, the novel, similar to Moby-Dick, the whale: big and unenjoyable. I never feel I’ve done enough to contribute to my local record shop though, so, now we’re six months in, here’s a short top 5 of what I think are the best records of the year so far. The opinions expressed are my own (an enthusiastic customer) and not of Music’s Not Dead.

#5.  The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

In a word? Demanding. Karin and Olof Dreijer have been busy – Olof did an entire degree in gender politics and Karin borrowed his reading list; she also made the soundtrack to a collection of feminist porn films and together they co-wrote an opera about Charles Darwin. I doubt I’m the only one who thinks this backstory sounds like Spinal Tap Goes To Art College, but this level of “taking yourself too seriously” pays off with records like this. While it seems so intimidating, epic, aggressive (and, yes, overblown) on the surface, pushing past the shock value of Shaking The Habitual reveals a strangely human and passionate record. Both the lyrics and artwork are steeped in political agendas, while the music itself varies from thrilling to eerie to pretty and all of the above. The Knife have once again taken electronic music to new territories, in between vicious techno and sparse ambient – it took me several listens to properly dig deep into this thing, but now I can’t seem to turn away from it. Demanding? Sure. Rewarding? Definitely.

#4. Deerhunter – Monomania

Me trying to write about this band is like a devout Muslim trying to write about Mohammed so I’ll try to keep this short. Just as a guideline, since The Knife’s last album, Deerhunter have managed to cram in three LPs and two EPs, alongside five individual solo albums between the two frontmen. Being prolific, however, comes at a price – frontman Bradford Cox started to notice how his bandmates were getting married and were generally doing well for themselves. All he was doing was making music, obsessively and relentlessly, and it’s this mind-set that bleeds through ‘Monomania’. The band’s more ethereal dreampop influences are almost completely binned here in favour of a grimy ramshackle garage rock. From the furious analogue screech of ‘Leather Jacket II’ to the Television-ish almost-pop of ‘Back To The Middle’, ‘Monomania’ is a record proud to wear its influences on its sleeve somewhat, but having said that, it’s a record only Deerhunter could have made.

#3. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

Good memories came pre-packaged with Tomorrow’s Harvest. Being the drooling gawkish fans we are, my flatmate and I refused to go near any online streams so we could listen to the vinyl on the best speakers we could find.  More often than not, a Boards Of Canada record takes some breaking in – few people seem to take to them on the first play – but even we were surprised at how instantly loveable Tomorrow’s Harvest was and still is. The paranoid beats and eerie synths are all still paranoid and eerie, but this time the outright gorgeous bits are doubly gorgeous. And while it’s the band’s most immediate record yet, it still has the depth of their best work, revealing more and more subtleties on each play, and is as suited to sound-tracking blinding sunshine as it is to Biblical deluges of rain.

#2. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile was my least favourite gig of last year. In the packed Kentish Town Forum which I had travelled 2 ½ hours to get to, the band played to the rudest audience I’ve ever seen, talking so loudly I actually had to strain my ears to try and filter it out. After being stuck next to a woman who only ever stopped talking to her boyfriend about her job to shout “Oh I know this oooonnnnneee!!” at the start of every other song, I left. I’m pretty glad I went to that gig though, because in thirty years time, someone will say to me “No way, you saw Kurt Vile in 2012?!” “That’s right,” I would smugly reply, “and you know what, hardly anyone was even listening.” Right now I feel like he’s on track to being one of those American icons alongside Jack White (though sounding nothing like Jack White). The songs on Wakin’ On a Pretty Daze are warm, often thoughtful, often fun, often really bloody long, but consistently great. It sounds ear-friendly and pretty on first play, but cuts deeper with each listen, and whether he’s talking about growing old, giving up smoking, paranoia, or that old chestnut “love”, he does so with an honesty, humility and humour possessed by very few.

 

#1.  The Pictish Trail – Secret Soundz Vol. 2

Gimmickry alone can never make a record good, but it can lure you in long enough to listen properly. I doubt I would have listened to The Pictish Trail if I hadn’t heard of the ridiculous concept of ‘In Rooms’, consisting fifty 30-second songs recorded in 100 days. Even so, when I actually bought it on a whim, I found just how much emotion, silliness and brains a great songwriter like Johnny Lynch can pack into such small packets and I listened to it on shuffle/repeat, over and over in different combinations. The first (also great) album was called ‘Secret Soundz vol.1’, the second was ‘In Rooms’, and finally, five years after the first instalment, ‘Secret Soundz vol.2’ outstrips them all. This record occupies a weird no-man’s-land between the modern Scottish folk of King Creosote and the sparky electro-pop of Hot Chip. Some sounds have gotten noisier, dirtier, but elsewhere it’s more lush and fluid than ever – the songs themselves are often cryptic, but there’s always raw sentiment that shows through. I find something heartbreaking in the way Lynch sings “Good morning, I don’t care” in The Handstand Crowd, just as I find something completely joyous in the way he sings “You’re so completely now” in Long In The Tooth – I still don’t know what either song means. Maybe my opinion will change, but ‘Secret Soundz vol.2’ continues to grow and grow on me and I can honestly say there has been no record released this year that I have enjoyed more than this one.

–Joe Anthony Hill