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Smart Remarks - Foreign Fields: 1982 - 1984
Smart Remarks
Foreign Fields: 1982 - 1984
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Manufactured)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Smart Remarks began in 1980 with Todd Ellis (guitar, vocals), Chris Gordon (bass), and Ant Barbalace (drums) as an original punk/ power pop trio out of Bordentown, NJ. School friends and co-workers at the local Ocean Spray Cranberry factory, the band was influenced by early power pop bands like Paul Collins’ Beat, The Records, The Knack, and especially the Staten Island, NY three-piece Dirty Looks. Smart Remarks recorded their first single Was It Something We Said… in 1982, which spawned the power pop classic “Mary’s Got Her Eye On Me.” Often the opening act for larger bands that came through town (The Replacements, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Haircut 100), the band became the favorite house band at Trenton, NJ’s famous City Gardens Night Club. Smart Remarks re-entered the studio in 1984 to record the five track EP Seriously Speaking with new bassist Steve DeStefano, which would become their final recording together. Collecting Smart Remarks' entire discography and including liner notes from Randy "Now" Ellis, the famed owner of City Gardens, „Foreign Fields: 1982- 1984“ is a must for fans of classic, catchy US power pop.
Milton Marsh - Monism
Milton Marsh
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Manufactured)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1975, Milton Marsh released his first album“Monism”for the Strata-East label. Marsh, a composer, arranger, saxophonist and flautist, recorded the album in New York City from 1973-1974. The musicians onMonismrepresent some of the finest living in NYC at the time: pianist Cedric Lawson, bassist Don Pate along with two rising stars at the time, David Ware on saxophone and Greg Bandy on percussion. Ironically, all of these artists would go on to record several volumes of music in their careers except for Marsh, who recorded only one additional album, 1985’s“Continuum”, after a decade long absence. Marsh composed and arranged all of the album’s six compositions, each of which featured between nine and 17 players. This sizable headcount explains the album’s ability to soar from quiet, minimal moments to robust, dissonant explosions, depending upon the track. “Vonda’s Tune”, the album’s opener, begins with a brief solitary and somber horn solo, which later opens up to the more “avant” sounds of “Community Music”. The title track is where Marsh’s compositions reach their most unpredictable and exciting moments, however. “Monism” closes out the A side with a free Jazz jamboree, complete with a spoken word delivery of a Sufi poem from Marsh himself. The album’s B-side is relegated to more traditional structures, and features some of the most driving piano, drum and saxophone playing fans of the genre could hope to hear; at once loose and decidedly collaborative in its delivery. Perhaps prompted by Marsh’s ten-year disappearance from the recording world, this long out of print recording has become a collector’s edition for those familiar with it. Original copies have been known to sell for more than $100 among collectors. Manufactured Recordings is proud to present this reissued volume again on vinyl for the first time in 40 years.
Brother Ah - Sound Awareness
Brother Ah
Sound Awareness
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Manufactured)
26,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music, with a recorded output spanning more than 30 years. Born in 1934 and raised in the south Bronx, Brother Ah was playing jazz trumpet as early as fifteen years of age. Following a classical French horn education at Austria’s Vienna State Academy, he emerged in the late ‘50s and established himself as a skilled and consistent session musician, playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway theater orchestras. Brother Ah recorded well into the ‘60s with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, the Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. In the late ‘60s, his interest in non-western music developed, and his ‘70s recordings, incorporated elements of Eastern and “Third World” music, fusing them with jazz structures. His first solo recording,“Sound Awareness”was released on the Strata East label in 1972. By this time, Ah had recorded extensively with the Sun Ra Arkestra and his solo work continued the boundary-pushing approaches he explored with that ensemble. Consisting of two side-length tracks, “Beyond Yourself (TheMidnightConfession)”, and “Love Piece”, the album features notable appearances by percussionist Max Roach and theM'Boom Re:percussion Ensemble, as well as a 90-piece vocal choir. The 22-minute “Beyond Yourself” is billed as “a sound journey” in seven parts, outlining a man's struggle to either give up drugs or become a monk.
Million Dollar Ecstacy - Million Dollar Ecstacy
Million Dollar Ecstacy
Million Dollar Ecstacy
LP | 1987 | US | Reissue (Manufactured)
22,99 €*
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The enigmatic electro/synth funk artist known as Million Dollar Ecstacy is actually the
work of multi-instrumentalist songwriter Schyl Perry. In 1987, Perry released this selftitled
eight song private press 12" on the Sacred Light label. Drawing from influences
both expected (Michael Jackson, Prince, Quincy Jones) and unexpected (Kiss, Jackie
Wilson and L.L. Cool J), this unique and seldom-heard record exhibits some of the
most adventurous electro-funk sounds of its era, accompanied by colorful samples and
bold instrumental flourishes. Lyrically, Perry's songs illustrate the disparities he
observed in the world around him at the time: the greed and projected opulence of
'80s Oakland street culture, as well as the darker implications of the crack epidemic of
the time. The album has experienced a renewed interest among collectors in the
ensuing years, often fetching more than $150 for original copies. Manufactured
Recordings is proud to make this lost classic available aga in for the first time in 28
years. This CD reissue includes all 8 original tracks, as well as never before released
photos of Perry, liner notes and an interview conducted by noted hip-hop/ funk
collector and columnist Chairman Jeff Mao, all of which are unique to this release
Wild Poppies, The - Heroine: The Wild Poppies Complete Collection (1986-1989)
Wild Poppies, The
Heroine: The Wild Poppies Complete Collection (1986-1989)
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Manufactured)
32,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Some time in 1986 (exact memories are a bit hazy, it seems), The Wild Poppies formed in Wellington, New Zealand and recorded one full-length album (their debut Heroine) and a single, called "Where Is Wellington?". As if in response to that question about their city of origin, they promptly relocated to the U.K. There, in the city of Oxford, amidst learning to play their songs, touring for a few years with well-known local contemporaries such as Ride and Swervedriver (their housemates at the time), they forged a name for themselves in their chosen home.

Arriving at the back end of the '80s, their signature "Warm Wall of Sound" resided somewhere between the jangle pop of other indie scene favorites such as The Rain Paradeand The Church and the proto-shoegaze of Loop, Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine. They enjoyed a "1001 night" season as a touring favorite in the U.K., before releasing the ironically named “Out of Time EP” and dissolving in the face of the impending rave culture that had by then emerged. After that, as original guitarist Nick Taylor states, "Nobody ever saw The Wild Poppies. Very few at least, and I suspect that those few that did can actually remember it now. I certainly can't, and I was IN the Wild Poppies."

Compiling, for the first time ever, their long out-of-print “Heroine” LP on Poppie Records, the “Stare at the Sun” 7" the “Out of Time EP” as well as demos for many latter-day tracks (both released and unreleased), Manufactured Recordings, in association with Spain's Pretty Olivia Records presents “Heroine: The Wild Poppies Complete Collection, (1986-1989)”.

This comprehensive release also features photos from the period and liner notes detailing from Nick Taylor detailing The Wild Poppies brief and vibrant time together. Original copies of this LP often sell for more than $100, but are offered in this expanded volume for a fraction of its typical price.
Beach Bullies - We Rule The Universe
Beach Bullies
We Rule The Universe
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Manufactured)
25,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
From 1975 -1979, things were going well for James A. Smith, musically speaking. He was writing prolifically, getting encouragement from his contemporaries -- namely, his friend Robyn Hitchcock of The Soft Boys -- and his band, The Containers, had recorded some promising demos and were playing regular live gigs. But, by January of 1980, The Containers disbanded suddenly, and James was on his own. ""Sod it!"" he thought, and, rather than waste time lamenting the situation, he plotted a new course as a solo artist. Armed only with his guitar, a drum machine and his flatmate's girlfriend, Jill Fricker, to sing backup vocals, James forged ahead with his new project: The Beach Bullies.

The Beach Bullies somehow manage to sound simultaneously classic and exceptionally ahead of their time. Fans of kindred spirits from the same era, such as The Television Personalities, Young Marble Giants, and yes, The Soft Boys, will find much to admire in The Beach Bullies. On the other hand, their alternating vocals, stripped-down aesthetic and minimal arrangements will also appeal to fans of artists who would emerge much later, such as The Vaselines, The Pastels, Shop Assistants and Small Factory.
California Playboys, The - Trying To Become A Millionaire
California Playboys, The
Trying To Become A Millionaire
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Manufactured)
30,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the early 1970s, the collective known as The California Playboys was the backing band for R&B singer Lester Young (not to be confused with the jazz saxophonist of same name) on a series of singles, before recording their sole album under their own name, „Trying To Become A Millionaire“.

The instrumental precision of „Trying To Become A Millionaire“ is immediately evident; clearly the product of a group of seasoned session musicians. Incorporating Latin music elements, pre-disco rhythms, bouncy funk bass lines and seamlessly clean guitar, the album calls to mind the music of Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers and Bobbi Humphrey. Depending on the track, the vocal delivery is at times reminiscent of Bobby Womack, Donny Hathaway or even Marvin Gaye, but all provide a complimentary gravity and substance to the flawless instrumentals.

The album was never repressed or reissued since its initial run on the San Francisco-based label Loadstone in 1976. As a result, it has become incredibly sought-after in the ensuing years. Original vinyl copies, when they even appear, have been known to sell for $1,000 or more among collectors. For the first time in nearly 40 years, Manufactured Recordings presents this highly coveted soul treasure on LP to a new audience of fans.
KG - Come Closer, We're Cool
Come Closer, We're Cool
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Manufactured)
23,39 €* 25,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Manufactured Recordings’ Shoegaze Archive presents Come Closer, We’re Cool, a collection of early 90’s fuzzy noise pop by KG, the longtime project of Mulhouse, France’s Rémy Bux. Started in 1988 as a solo bedroom project named after the German word Kriegsgefangener (prisoner of war), Bux’s early experiments involved a two-track recorder, a rigged synthesizer, and a great deal of ingenuity. Eventually procuring a four-track recorder, Bux began recording more seriously.

Following a move to Strasbourg near France’s German border to study musicology in 1991, Bux began playing in local bands and sending his KG demos around, which eventually brought him in contact with Lo-Fi Recordings in Paris. It wasn’t until 1993 that Bux went into Strasbourg’s Downtown Studio to record the first KG 7”. A second single co-released by Lo-Fi and Orgasm Records featuring the same line up was released in 1996.

Come Closer, We’re Cool compiles these early singles as well as tracks from a shelved release on Slumberland Records and other unreleased tracks. While similarities to Isn’t Anything-era My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus & Mary Chain’s Psychocandy abound, KG’s approach is markedly different by blending the swirling textures of shoegaze and dream pop with the immediacy and minimalism of punk. Though KGnever took off as a rock band – Bux has turned his efforts towards making electronic music under the KG moniker at the beginning of the century, and is nowadays producing a mix of both styles – Come Closer, We’re Cool showcases one of the underrated greats of the 2nd wave of shoegaze.
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Hörförstaelse - Listening Comprehension (1980-1982)
Listening Comprehension (1980-1982)
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Manufactured)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Born out of the instant high of first hearing the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" and the Sex Pistols, Dan Personne and Klas Björkman threw out their hard rock records and formed a band together with creative/doer Anders Sjölander in suburban Stockholm. Taking advantage of Sweden's close proximity to London, they shuttled back and forth to explore punk and new wave and scoured Rough Trade for the latest sounds. This eventually gave birth to Hörförståelse including new members Mats Wigerdal (formerly of minimal synth legends Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons), Örjan Magnusson and Olle Öfverberg in 1980. "Förläst Jävel" (which roughly translates as "overeducated bastard") is one of the keystone DIY punk 45s of the era. Casual ranting over a dizzying bassline and a scrappy keyboard which sounds like it was recorded in the apartment next door, Hörförståelse channels bands like The Fall or The Desperate Bicycles but through an intangible yet somehow distinctly Swedish filter. The band moved a bunch of copies of the record through its own distribution network, which included donating 50 copies to the aforementioned Rough Trade shop in London, but as the story usually goes, the record garnered little attention even domestically. With the punk era starting to wane and Swedish labels increasingly prioritizing English-language bands, there was no one willing to take a chance on Hörförståelse. Thankfully for us, the band went into the studio again in 1982 to record 8 hitherto unreleased songs, making up the backbone of this collection. This very rare collection also includes the track “Förläst Jävel” and the Dub version the much sought-after single.
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