Often referred to as Earle's first Rock record, Earle himself calls Copperhead Road (1988) the world's first blend of Heavy Metal and Bluegrass. Whatever you call it, the album introduces Country music's storytelling and three-chord structures to Rockabilly and contemporary Rock. On the song "Johnny Come Lately" Earle is backed by The Pogues.
Released in 1974, Changes One is the first part of two Changes albums originally released on Atlantic Records. Changes One contains four Mingus classics ("Remember Rockefeller at Attica", "Sue's Changes", "Devil Blues" and "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love") recorded by a band that's feeling adventurous and positively unpredictable. Music On Vinyl's release is the first reissue since 1975!
A BIG INCUBUS BATCH!
Music On Vinyl proudly presents no less than FIVE Incubus albums on 180 gram vinyl! Starting off with their second full length S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997) all the way to their 2006 offering Light Grenades, this batch spans the heyday of this seminal Alt-Rock band: including Make Yourself (with the radio hit "Drive"), the Incubus essential Morning View ("Wish You Were Here", "Nice To Know You") and its follow-up A Crow Left Of The Murder ("Megalomaniac").
All these Incubus releases come in double LP gatefolds.
Technically their second full-length album, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. put Incubus on the radar of American nu-metal fans, offering a clean-cut form of alternative heavy Funk Rock. It allowed them to tour the States in support of Korn [Life Is Peachy: MOVLP066, Issues: MOVLP109], Primus [Brown Album: MOVLP546] and Sublime.
Incubus returned to the studio shortly after touring in support of S.C.I.E.N.C.E. [MOVLP694]and released Make Yourself in 1999. It further expanded their fan base by entering the album charts and selling over two million copies. The hit "Drive" indeed drove the popularity of this five piece from California leaps forward.
Following the success of Make Yourself [MOVLP695] and their hit "Drive", their biggest smash album to date became Morning View from 2001. It entered the album charts at number two, which resulted in headlining tours all over the world. The hits "Wish You Were Here", "Nice To Know You" and "Warning" further popularized their unique blend of melodic Funk, Rock and Nu-Metal grooves.
Delivering an equally strong album after the wildly popular Morning View [MOVLP696] may have sounded like a hard task, but the band from California succeeded in just that. A Crow Left Of The Murder came out in 2004 and hit the album charts at number two as well - what are the odds? The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who's known for his Pearl Jam production work. O'Brien shaped a sound that Incubus needed in this stage of their development: crisp and clean, but still heavy enough to allow for an effective variation between heavy riffing and fine acoustics.
Light Grenades  shows the growth of a band that has stayed true to their musical roots but at the same time added incredible musical prowess and variation in their songs, as well as increasingly serious lyrical content. A bit more upbeat than their previous album A Crow Left Of The Murder [MOVLP697], Light Grenades has it all: varying from catchy hooks in "Diamonds And Coal" to acoustic ballads like "Paper Shoes" and everything in between. Diversity still is the band's middle name and that's not a small feat in a cookie cutter Pop world.