Utopia, Lamb of God, Bar-Kays, Peter Green, Sista, Sandy Coast, Wheatus, Matthew Sweet, Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler, and The D.O.C.
Deface the Music is a concept album by the band Utopia, and pays homage to The Beatles. This final release from our Todd Rundgren/Utopia series is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on silver vinyl. To help you all through this difficult time and in celebration of this wonderful series, we're giving away the five Utopia records. These are all limited editions on colored vinyl. All you need to do to participate is go to our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram page and follow the instructions in the post about this contest. You can enter until March 29th, and the winner will receive a private message the next day.
Lamb of God's sixth album Wrath reached the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 chart and is a classic in its own kind. The title is available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on gold vinyl and the package includes a 4-page booklet. Soul Finger is the debut album of the Bar-Kays and includes some great Stax/Volt instrumental music from the '60s. Peter Green's strong psychedelic trip record The End of the Game is a hallucinatory mix of jazz, fusion, and blues. It's a journey that Fleetwood Mac didn't want to make, but Green did it in a mind-blowing way.
4 All the Sistas Around da World is the debut and sole studio album by Sista, best known for its member Missy Elliott. Their funky r&b/hip-hop songs were produced by Timbaland/Devante Swing. Available on vinyl for the first time and the package includes an insert with credits. Sandy Coast released its second album From the Workshop in 1968, it includes their well-known songs “Capital Punishment” and “My Friend Abdullah”. This title is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on silver vinyl.
The self-titled Wheatus debut album was recorded in the basement of vocalist and guitarist Brown's mother's house. Available as a 20th-anniversary edition of 1000 numbered copies on turquoise vinyl and 1000 copies on yellow vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet. Released in 1995, 100% Fun is the fifth album by Alternative Rock musician Matthew Sweet. Now available as a limited 25th-anniversary edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package includes an insert. American Country music legend Chet Atkins and British singer-songwriter, guitarist and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler joined forces to produce the wonderful album Neck And Neck. The title is available as a 30th-anniversary edition of 2000 numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl. No One Can Do It Better is the 1989 debut album by The D.O.C. and is produced by the then-upcoming Dr. Dre. This release is available as a limited numbered edition of 1000 copies on silver colored vinyl.
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Released in 1995, 100% Fun is the fifth album by Alternative Rock musician Matthew Sweet. Matthew Sweet's guitar-dominated, hook-laden power Pop runs through its 12 songs at a swift pace.
Soul Finger is the debut album of the Bar-Kays, recorded by Tom Dowd and Chris Huston. The instrumental band was tutored by Al Jackson, Jr. and the other members of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, which shows in the tightness of the rhythm section.
The American heavy metal band Lamb of God have been blazing mercilessly away at the forefront of heavy music for the last 20 years, upholding metal's intrinsic values of honesty, intensity, and creativity while also daring to push boundaries and think outside the heavy box.
Deface the Music is a concept album by the band Utopia, which pays homage to The Beatles and creates songs that sounded very similar to their tunes throughout the various stages of their career. It delves into Beatlemania without sounding like a direct copy, as the music perfectly fits in the vibe of the '80s. It's a pure homage to The Beatles, clocking in 13 numbers, the same amount of numbers as "A Hard Day's Night”.
This strong psychedelic trip record clearly shows how great Peter Green was at the time. The End of the Game is a hallucinatory mix of jazz, fusion, and blues. The edited pieces of a long jam session are experimental and all instrumentals. Peter Green's wah-wah Gibson guitar is incredibly expressive as is his band.
4 All the Sistas Around da World is the debut and sole studio album by Sista, best known for its member Missy Elliott. The album received many positive reviews from music critics. It is a superb album, showing how skilled the four were at that time.
The D.O.C., short for Department of Correction, is a highly-skilled battle rhymer from Dallas, USA. In addition to his solo career, he was a member of the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew and later collaborated with gangsta rap group N.W.A where he co-wrote many of their releases. After Fila Fresh Crew split up in 1988, The D.O.C. went on to pursue a successful solo career.
The self-titled debut album by Wheatus was recorded in the basement of vocalist and guitarist Brown's mother's house. The debut single "Teenage Dirtbag" was released in July 2000 as a single and peaked at number 2 in the UK and number 7 in the U.S. charts. The single was later certified platinum in the UK.
Sandy Coast was a Dutch rock band fronted by Hans Vermeulen, who achieved chart success in the '60s and '70s. In 1968 they released their second album From the Workshop, which includes their well-known songs “Capital Punishment” and “My Friend Abdullah”.
Originally released in 1990, two generations of leading and ground-breaking guitarists combined their efforts to create this legendary album. American Country music legend Chet Atkins and British singer-songwriter, guitarist and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler joined forces to produce the wonderful album Neck And Neck.