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Artist: HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
Title: Haw
Format: LP
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Comes in a tip-on jacket with full color inner sleeve and digital download coupon. Haw, herein, is an album of eleven songs about family, faith, and an ill-prophesied future, an artifact almost as archaic, lovely and seldom heard today as directional commands for beasts of burden. M.C. Taylor, who wrote these songs, once lived hard by the Haw with his wife Abigail and their son Elijah ? Well I come from the bottom of the river Haw, he sings -- but he doesnt live there anymore. Having followed the slipstream to the relative bustle of nearby Durham, North Carolina, he has composed a new clutch of tunes that conjure the half-remembered dreams of peace promised by our pasts. Taylors writing and singing here achieve a tenebrous clarity, invoking -- and occasionally challenging -- a intermingling cast of prophetic characters both sacred and profane: Daniel, Elijah, the Apostles, and the Son of Man, sure, but also the Peacock Fiddle Band, Mississippi John Hurt, and by implication, Lew Welch, Waylon Jennings, Michael Hurley, and our friend Jefferson Currie II. Say whatever prayer you want: to Jehovah or Yahowah, or Red Rose Nantahala. More than ever before, the supporting players of Hiss Golden Messenger feature as tellers of the tale. Each episode earns a meticulously turned ensemble statement." - Paradise of Bachelors.

Artist: PLANT AND SEE
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Paradise of Bachelors is honored to celebrate the life and music of influential songwriter, singer, and guitarist Willie French Lowery (1944-2012) with the first-ever reissue of the sole eponymous album by his interracial swamp-psych band Plant and See. Originally released in 1969 on L.A. label White Whale--home of Jim Ford, the Turtles, and the Rockets--Plant and See is the strange fruit of disparate people, places, and players in dialogue. Its humid, storm-cloud guitars, ductile vocal harmonies, and intuitive, loose-limbed drumming are redolent of a specifically Southern syncretic musical identity and sense of place, testifying to the outstanding, colorblind musicianship of Lowery, African American drummer Forris Fulford, Latino bassist Ron Seiger, and Scotch-Irish backup vocalist Carol Fitzgerald. Deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket." -Paradise of Bachelors.

Artist: RED RIPPERS, THE
Title: Over There... And Over Here
Format: CD
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Edwin Bankston, the albums nine battle-scarred country-boogie dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets in Vietnam and back home. Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There... and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthe- sis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early 80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads, weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the records ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted mans efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War." -Paradise of Bachelors.

Artist: RED RIPPERS, THE
Title: Over There... And Over Here
Format: LP
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Vinyl edition housed in a thick 24 pt matte jacket, including a digital download coupon and insert. Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Edwin Bankston, the albums nine battle-scarred country-boogie dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets in Vietnam and back home. Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There... and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthe- sis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early 80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads, weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the records ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted mans efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War." -Paradise of Bachelors.

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