The Man With The Iron Fists OST on limited PINK vinyl. What a beauty! But wait, there's more...
November 3, 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of one of the most explosive debut albums ever. Formed in 1991, Rage Against The Machine laid the groundwork for an aggressive new rock-rap genre with their politically-charged first album. To this day the album, and the band, remains the standard-bearer for uncompromising, incendiary rock. Music On Vinyl got hold of brand new remastered audio for this legendary release, and we've thrown in a printed innersleeve for good measure.
Live from 1972 cemented Hathaway's reputation as one of the forerunners of Soul, giving wonderful Jazzed-up interpretations (two of them running over the 10-minute mark) of classics. Hathaway plays with the audiences of the Troubadour in Hollywood and the Bitter End in New York like a preacher from the pulpit; their call-and-response is one of the elements that makes this album a classic of epic proportions.
A movie inspired by '70s Kung Fu movies and godfathered by Quentin Tarantino, The Man With The Iron Fists is RZA's first step into directing as one of his many contributions to this film: the fabled producer of the Wu-Tang Clan is credited as writer, director, main actor AND score producer of this violent outburst of humor and action. For the soundtrack RZA worked together with genre defining artists like Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan and Kanye West. The Man With The Iron Fists OST will have a limited first run on pink vinyl; definitely something to look out for!
Gene Clark was one of the founding members, singers and principal songwriters of The Byrds. His body of work stands out as a beacon in the Country Rock genre. No Other from 1972 was a visionary recording. According to Allmusic: "What it adds up to is a sprawling, ambitious work that brought elements of country, folk, jazzed-out gospel, blues, and trippy rock to bear on a song cycle that reflects the mid-'70s better than anything from that time, yet sounds hauntingly timely even now."
Debut album Heavy (1968) contains raw songs with the psychedelic rock sound that Iron Butterfly would become famous for: a loose vibe, heavy riffs, pulsating organs, thunderous drums and bluesy soloing. Highlights include the groovy "Fields Of Sun", the reverb-laden "Iron Butterfly Theme" and an infectious cover of "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" by Allen Toussaint. Heavy is the only Iron Butterfly album that features the all-original line-up.
The Land Of Rape And Honey was Ministry's breakthrough album released in 1988, which laid the foundation for a series of successful 'Tech Metal' albums that appealed to alternative audiences all over the globe. Drawing heavy on the sampler, synthesized sounds and thick layers of distorted guitars, this group preceded highly successful acts such as Fear Factory and Nine Inch Nails.
As the title suggests this is a real Best Of and not a Greatest Hits album. Although there are five successful singles on the album ("Do You Believe in Magic", "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice", "Daydream", "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" and "Summer In The City"), the seven other tracks emphasize the band's assets as a whole and not only John Sebastian's song writing and singing abilities.