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This amazing new deluxe large format hardback photography book featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eroc Dolphy, Leon THomas, Cecil Taylor and more!
The 100s of stunning photographs in this new book capture the radicalism and self- determination of pioneering jazz artists in the 1960s and early 1970s. In many ways this book follows on from our earlier cover art book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound - 100% essential!
Companion album to follow in September!
Legendary New York DJ Nicky Siano will be signing copies of the new DVD Love Is The Message about Nicky's equally legendary club The Gallery. Featuring unbelievably fantastic footage from the 1970s as well as interviews with David Mancuso and Frankie Knuckles it is a very good DVD - and comes with an album of new and classic music including Nicky Siano's classic collaboration with Arthur Russell as Loose Joints.
In short, Nicky Siano is the man and will be in our Soho store,
Sounds of the Universe,
7 Broadwick Street,
on: Sat 24 May from 4-6pm
signing copies of this new DVD. Come along and meet the legend!
To ensure your copy you can pre-order the DVD from our Sounds of the Universe store here
Featuring The Electric Eels, 101ers, Death, Crime, Mirrors, Hammersmith Gorillas, Hector, Victoria Vein, Cabaret Voltaire, Zolar X, Count Bishops, Simply Saucers, George Brigman and loads more!
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Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit!
After the Love & Before the Revolution:
Compiled and sleevenotes by Jon Savage
Read large new French article on our Punk 45 series in Chronicart magazine here
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This album features music recorded in Spain in the years 1965-74 and comes complete with over 60 pages of historical, biographical and musical text about the unique musical form of Gipsy Rhumba, a style that blended together flamenco, Caribbean and rock 'n' roll influences (text in English and Spanish).
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"This well-presented compilation drawn from 1965-74, is a capsule of supercharged clapping, joyous vocals, a piece of Catalonia caught up in New York Mambo. Startling."
"Catalan music gets new life. Discover a collection worthy of conquerering the world."
Dagens Nyheter newspaper feature, Sweden
REVIEWS AND FEATURES:
The Guardian newspaper: Here
El Pais, Spain large newspaper feature (in Spanish): Here
Buy now here 2xLP/Worldwide Digital/Deluxe CD
British Underground Punk and Post-Punk 1977-81
This new Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and post-punk singles from the likes of The Art Attacks, The Mekons, TV Personalities, Swell Maps, and many more – charting the rise of independent music and Do It Yourself culture that exploded in Britain in the wake of punk.
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"Famous punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash grabbed headlines as they captured the spirit of discontent in mid-Seventies Britain. Meanwhile they inspired thousands of teenagers to learn the very rudiments of music, shout about one thing or another and, if they got their act together, record a single or two before disintegrating. Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society proves what diamonds in the rough those singles so often were."
THE TIMES ****