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OOP travesties

OOP travesties
June 24, 2007 03:39PM
Nick Lowe, Pure Pop
Nick Lowe, Labour of Lust

Leatherface, Mush

Moving Targets, Burning in Water
Moving Targets, Brave Noise

I'm a little bitter that I have to listen to these in crappy vinyl to mp3 format on my iPod while some albums are getting reissued 2 or 3 times. There's a lot of oop material that I'd like to hear sans pops and crackles, but some albums should absolutely. not. be. out of print. I think all of the above could/should get the bonus disc reissue treatment. Any others?
Re: OOP travesties
June 24, 2007 04:55PM
Tommy Keene's whole catalogue is practically out of print last time I checked. Sorta ridiculous really......

Re: OOP travesties
June 24, 2007 06:39PM
I'm bummed about those Nick Lowe albums.
Re: OOP travesties
June 24, 2007 08:24PM
Captain Beefheart - "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"

Most of the Effigies catalogue

All of the Feelies, I think.

Good call with the Moving Targets, Entropy. Last year I went to the Taang store in San Diego specifically to find those two albums (on one CD), but I got met with heart-crushing indifference. Luckily Amazon listed a cheap copy for once a week later.
Re: OOP travesties
June 24, 2007 11:17PM
those early segers are OOP

i'm telling ya: they are killer, and my modifiers never dangle except sometimes when they dangle and run free

i thought someone was doing something about the feelies or did it lately...
Re: OOP travesties
June 25, 2007 02:05PM
Rockin' & Romance/ It's Time for Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
-Jonathan Richman

1st album/Dig Yourself-Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Re: OOP travesties
June 25, 2007 04:06PM
I paid almost $200 bucks on Ebay for the Jazz Butcher CD "Big Questions", which I think only survived one pressing on CD back in 1987 and has been out of print ever since.

But by god I have completed my Jazz Butcher collection. Almost all of their output is criminally out of print with the exception of an odd compilation here and there.

Pat Fish ranks up there with Ray Davies and Pete Townsand imho.
Re: OOP travesties
June 26, 2007 01:39AM
Polyrock is finally available on disc, thanks to the good folks at Wounded Bird records:


Kind of odd, though - just the other day I was in a record store with a friend of mine and saw that EBN-OZN was out on disc and muttered something along the lines of "What the hell??? EBN-OZN is on CD now, but there's still no one bright enough to issue Polyrock????" Then just now on Wounded Bird's website I discover that they are also the label that has released EBN-OZN. So my apologies to Wounded Bird.

Was surprised to see that Tito Puente played on the EBN-OZN album. How'd they swing that?

Wounded Bird has a lot of good stuff out there, I see (as well as some surprising crap)...Holly and the Italians demos, Green On Red GRAVITY TALKS, Gang of Four HARD, Urban Verbs, Translator, Kissing the Pink!!! (Hot damn! I haven't heard "The Last Film" for years...) and...um.... Tuff Darts????? Ye godz! Has it really come to this????


(And I also see, in addition to Tuff Darts, that they have the surely much demanded DRIVE ON by the Ian Hunter-less Mott for sale. I may have to take back the nice things I just said about them.)

AND they have the first four Carlene Carter albums on two discs, but the rats put them out of order so the two Nick Lowe productions (the ones worth owning) are not on the same disc. Drat!

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wounded bird
June 26, 2007 03:18AM
Looks like Wounded Bird (which is right here in my neighborhood, though I've never heard of it) is run by a former A&R person from One Way Records (Albany, NY), which I remember reissuing the first Rick Danko solo album on CD a while back (the one you see Rick dicking around with in the studio in the Last Waltz). Funny that I cover music here and never heard of the label. I'll have to look into it. . .

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Re: OOP travesties
June 26, 2007 06:07AM
play with me and your wounded bird

yup, that's still how i hear it
Re: OOP travesties
January 27, 2008 08:28PM
brenda kahn - goldfish don't talk back
Re: OOP travesties
June 26, 2007 12:40PM
I became familiar with them after they released some obscure nuggets that I have on vinyl (James Gang, Randy Bachman, Jeremy Spencer, etc.). But I also see that they have Winger and the like, and that's a bit disappointing. Still, the audio quality of their reissues is always pristine. I've been a happy customer.
Re: OOP travesties
June 26, 2007 03:30PM
Wounded Bird also released the Dic's Manifest Destiny - so that exonerates them.

As for OOP, where to stop:
Breaking Circus
Desperate Bicycles (though I've heard they were admantly against CD, so no luck there)
Fleshtones - Hexbreaker, Speed Connection II
Hypnolovewheel - first two
Shriekback - Care, Jam Science
Slickees - Here to Stay, No Breaks

Chrome - Chrome Box
Radio Birdman - Under the Ashes

the last two really kill me, because I saw them both at the record store and decided it was too much to pay ($25 to $35, roughly). Now they routinely go on ebay for $100!

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Re: OOP travesties
June 26, 2007 08:23PM
Helios Creed's current label Noiseville recently announced a spate of Chrome reissues - at least the first three. Hopefully they'll continue on through the original albums.
Re: OOP travesties
June 28, 2007 04:06PM
Reivers/Zeitgeist - Translate Slowly

This seems like a perfect candidate for reissue from a label like Wounded Bird. I refuse to pay the inflated prices I've seen it for on eBay and elsewhere.
Re: OOP travesties
June 28, 2007 05:19PM
That would indeed be cool (though I picked my CD up for a song last year - probably because I live in the Reivers' home town).

In fact, I'd argue that the Reivers' entire catalog could use a reissue. I know Dualtone did the two Capitol Records, but they put lousy covers on them and deleted the lyrics sheets.

Translate Slowly and Pop Beloved were both on DB Records - I bet there's a treasure trove of stuff from that label that deserves reissue.
Re: OOP travesties
June 28, 2007 09:56PM
Yeah, I completely agree. I could see an outfit like Collectors Choice Music putting out all of those, much like they did with selected releases from Rank and File, dB's, and Let's Active. Dream on, right?
Re: OOP travesties
June 29, 2007 08:01PM
I got "pop beloved" (along with the feelies "time for a witness") 2 weeks ago in the cheapy bin at the used store. They were beat, but still sounded good. I would like to see all the Rievers out.

Crazy in a time when the record companies are pissing about poor sales that we are pissing about out of print material.
Re: OOP travesties
June 29, 2007 08:22PM
Don't forget, you're asking the industry to invest thousands of dollars in titles that will sell in the hundreds.

After xmas '07, it's probable that most marketing for the format will severely taper because the ROI will go red for all but a handful of niche labels.

Vinyl sales will again equal the compact disc in just a few years.

sort of on the same lines-
I find it odd that most of the public doesn't seem to know that all analog broadcast television will cease for good in Feb. 2009. (Congress moved the date back).

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Re: OOP travesties
July 02, 2007 08:05PM
Considering the obscurities that get reissued on CD that can't possibly make back the money spent acquiring the rights and designing the packages, so far the indie labels seem willing to do it. Rhino Handmade would be a good candidate, I should think - print up just a few thousand for those that really want 'em, a la the Guadalcanal Diary reissues, and be done with it.

Speaking of DB acts, Fetchin Bones just did a couple of reunion shows.
Re: OOP travesties
July 02, 2007 08:57PM
Fetchin' Bones: Wow, that takes me back to the late '80s, as a teen in the Army. I saw a lot of them, the Connells, and (a just emerging) Dillon Fence in N.C. and Nashville in the late '80s. Another southeast band I saw a few times back then, Dreams So Real (from Athens), got lost to the ages as well. I remember Peter Buck touting them (and producing them).
Re: OOP travesties
July 03, 2007 12:08PM
I dig Dreams So Real. I'd love for their first album to come out on CD - I don't think it ever did. The two Arista albums can be had for cheap.
Re: OOP travesties
July 03, 2007 01:10PM
Correction: the Amazon.com Marketplace has Rough Night in Jericho listed for $14. That seems a bit much. I know I got mine for under 10 a few years ago.

Gloryline is about 80 cents, though.
Re: OOP travesties
June 30, 2007 02:45AM

Write to Peter / Tarquin Katis
c/o philistines jr
old mill rd

PS - Renew either their hockey eqipment/ season pass sattelite subsciption package today!

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Re: OOP travesties
June 30, 2007 02:50AM
jayzues. I jumped the gun w/ my commercial.

I listened to Interpol's debut. via '02's CD Matador issue.



Way better than good.

I could see THAT Original Lp soon fetching a c-note.

Still doesn't mean it's any good though, does it?


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Re: OOP travesties
June 30, 2007 07:35AM

> I listened to Interpol's debut. via '02's CD Matador issue.

thought interpol were great up until the girls up front told me it was actually calla (the opening band) winning me over...

haven't been too blown away by either bands recordings.
Re: OOP travesties
July 02, 2007 03:36AM
rightee. The Kinks-Something else it ain't.

But the album carries the eighties/nineties ethos proud. It will stand firm as a top ten 2002 pressing.

The first time I heard the band was actually quite recently, on a tip from Ira about clear channel (trademark aknowledgement for the day#2) UNDIES channel (use TP's search here to find it)

I thought, and still do...JOHN CALE meets The CHAMELEONS, throw in Katis' production...and frost that cake up.

A great fucking album.

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Re: OOP travesties
July 02, 2007 10:56PM
I know it is counter productive to getting these CDs reissued but a great resource for finding a lot of these Albums and CDs is:


It is a board where independant record stores in the US and Europe put up hard to find CDs for sale (no bidding). If it is used it gives a lot of detail of the condition and I have used this service on a couple of hard to find items.

For example, I saw the The Reivers "Translate Slowly" CD listed for about $20.00 available from a couple of record stores (one in the US and one in Germany).

good hunting...
Re: OOP travesties
July 06, 2007 02:25PM
We've got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It - early singles and first album. It seems like everything else from them is being issued (BBC recordings, demo/reunion recordings etc.) except for this.

Fizzbombs - Surfin' Winter EP. C86 surf pop with Shop Assistants connection, totally fab.

Industrial Records in general - If only someone'd release a box set of all the EPs/singles released by said label like Mute Records did with their stuff.

Television - the live album. I know that Rhino Homemade released it, but talk about "blink and you'll miss it"...

Stuff released on 415 Records. Yeah there's Translator, et al, but I take it there's a reason why certain retrospectives (Mutants, Joe Pop-o-Pies) don't feature songs that were released by said label.

v/a - Can You Hear Me: Live From the Deaf Club. Comp featuring Dead Kennedys, Offs, Mutants, Tuxedomoon, KGB (No Alternative), and Pink Section. Some tracks have been included on retrospectives here and there, but you rarely get all the band's tracks from said release.

I can also rant about how certain mediocre punk tracks make it onto seemingly every punk collection out there (e.g. Banned's "Hey Little Girl") while the Offs, SSI, Pink Section, etc. languish in limbo, but that's another thread.
Re: OOP travesties
July 06, 2007 03:29PM
The 415 band I'd like to see get reissued is Wire Train.

As far as Television goes, the ROIR live album The Blow-Up is still available.
Re: OOP travesties
July 08, 2007 03:50PM
There is a Nick Lowe box set that came out in the UK back in 1999. I do have it & it does have a good selection of stuff from his albums, as well as unreleased tracks.
Re: OOP travesties
January 28, 2008 04:17AM
The "Urgh! A Music War" soundtrack. Actually it might be easier getting the clearances for that than the movie itself.
Re: OOP travesties
July 06, 2007 04:32PM
I'd love to see nice editions of those Nick Lowe records as well. I doubt it'll happen in America, though.

I'd like to see some of SST's non-"star" disks get reissued. Particuarly the Divine Horsemen's catalog.
Re: OOP travesties
July 07, 2007 01:02PM
I'd like to see a Nick Lowe box set with everything he's done including his one off singles ( disco brothers, etc.), and a couple of CDs of things he's produced. He's have to do the booklet notes on the produced band tracks.
I'd pay top dollar for that. The kid's education be damned, this is the Basher.
OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
July 17, 2007 02:12AM
I know more than one person who spent $100+ for the She's Having a Baby soundtrack...?

Another great soundtrack scam was the unofficial Valley Girl soundtrack that was widely available for a l-o-o-ng.

Any Fetchin' Bones and/or Dreams So Real reissues would warm this Southern boy's heart. I had a promo in the late eighties with Dreams So Real covering "Cinnamon Girl", long since stolen.

How about Slow Children? There has to be at least one CD's worth of interesting stuff. With Pal Shazar's solo career an ongoing venture...? In any case, I've always assumed legal issues were the problem.
Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
July 18, 2007 10:16PM
I hear things here and there but I'm still waiting for a re-issue of The Unted Colors of Blaggers I.T.A.
Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
July 19, 2007 08:47PM
i need a CD of the soundtrack for that John Hughes movie titled for a Temps song with whatsername as a drummer named Watts
Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
July 20, 2007 12:03AM
> i need a CD of the soundtrack for that John Hughes movie titled
> for a Temps song with whatsername as a drummer named Watts

some kind of wonderful!

mmmmmm, i love marty stuart masterson!

amazon has copies

but wasn't that a drifters tune?

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Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
July 20, 2007 01:15AM
Grand Funk's version r-o-c-k-e-d!

There's a "Blue's Clues" spin-off thing called "Blue's Room" that's pretty insane and not really worth watching, except they had an episode last year that featured Mary Stuart Masterson as Cinderella (remember: insane). Anyways, my 3-yr. old thought it was okay, but my wife wondered why he & I kept watching the same episode over and over. The movie Some Kind of Wonderful, with Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts, that's why.
Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
July 20, 2007 10:55AM
The Soul Brothers Six did the original version of "Some Kind of Wonderful", which appeared on one of the volumes of Rhino's Soul Shots back in the '80s.
Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
January 27, 2008 07:22PM
It looks like Jason & The Scorchers' great debut Lost & Found will be reissued with the EP Fervor on February 26th. It's about time.

If memory serves correctly, other albums that I believe are still disgracefully OOP:

Big Youth -Natty Cultural Dread
Holly & The Italians - The Right To Be Italian
Holly Beth Vincent - Holly & The Italians
Flipper - Generic
Tim Buckley - Starsailor
Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
Avengers- Avengers
Fleshtones - Roman Gods
The Hated (anything by them)

Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
January 28, 2008 10:10AM
My son's favorite: Thomas Songs And Roundhouse Rhythms. 6 used & new available from $52.95 for the CD which has driven me nuts for the past 3 years ??

The best collection of African jazz ever assembled: Township Jazz N Jive

The peak of Arto Lindsay's Samba phase: Mundo Civilizado

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Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
January 29, 2008 01:39AM

Lou Reed's second best 80's record (behind New York of course): New Sensations.

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Re: OOP (rip-offs) & travesties
January 30, 2008 03:32PM
Man, I'd love to see that.
Re: OOP travesties
January 30, 2008 03:34PM
Now that the Bongos' Drums Along the Hudson has gotten its second reissue, how about bringing back Beat Hotel and Numbers With Wings?

For that matter, how about a deluxe reissue of Ricard Barone's Cool Blue Halo, featuring the entire show from which the recordings came?
Re: OOP travesties
January 30, 2008 05:10PM
The two albums by Gary Myrick & the Figures (both on Epic) have been out of print for ages. I'd love to see them back in circulation, as they evoke great memories for me.
Re: OOP travesties
January 30, 2008 08:36PM
Zappa related oddities:
An Evening with Wild Man Fischer
GTO's - Permanent Damage
Alice Cooper - Pretties for You and Easy Action
Jeff Simmons - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
Tim Dawe - Penrod
Re: OOP travesties
January 31, 2008 12:09PM
Stains (LA)-s/t (SST Records)

NOTA-s/t (great hardcore punk from Oklahoma)

Leatherface-Mush (any of their stuff, actually)

Necros-Conquest For Death (don't hold your breath--one of the guys will probably never allow that to happen)

Suicide Commandos-Make A Record (came out on CD in the 90s but is apparently oop)

Flipper-Generic, Sex Bomb Baby (reissued in the 90s on the short-lived Infinite Zero label... pretty sure these are oop too)
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