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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.
California Playboys, The - Trying To Become A Millionaire
California Playboys, The
Trying To Become A Millionaire
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Manufactured)
22,99 €*
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.
Smart Remarks - Foreign Fields: 1982 - 1984
Smart Remarks
Foreign Fields: 1982 - 1984
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Manufactured)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
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.
Manikins, The - From Broadway to Blazes
Manikins, The
From Broadway to Blazes
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Manufactured)
20,99 €* 29,99 € -30%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
From the same scene that begat the Scientists and the Victims came Perth, Australia's The Manikins. Founded by Neil Fernandes - a former member of the legendary Cheap Nasties with future Scientists member Kim Salmon - the Manikins bridged the rawness of their Aussie punk contemporaries with melodic Power Pop. „From Broadway to Blazes“ features all the bands' essential recordings from 1971 to 1981, including the three criminally rare and outrageously expensive self-released 7-inch singles („Models for Mankind“, „Premonition and Love at Second Sight“), their DiY cassette and more unreleased studio recordings as well as detailed liner notes by Fernandes. Manufactured Recordings presents one of the final, untold stories of the original Australian Punk and New Wave scene.
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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.
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