NEW
LP
KKB - same, USA 1974 (SHADOKS 175)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
We are very happy to have this album on our label. With Bruce Kulick on guitar, who recorded this album in New York, 1974 and who later became very famous as the guitarist of KISS for 12 years, Meat Loaf (Kulick was a member of Meat's Bat Out Of Hell touring troupe), or Grand Funk Railroad (with whom he has been a member since 2001). Before he garnered praise from press the world over as a Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp counselor to be both respected and feared…Before all of that, Bruce Kulick was a fan of great rock music... Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yes, The Who.
With Bruce Kulick - guitars, Mike Katz - bass & vocal, Guy Bois - drums .
This power trio presents 8 amazing guitar loaded tracks, full of fuzz and wha wah effects, Jack Bruce type vocals, complex arrangements with the pure guitar power of albums such as Randy Holden Population II and Mariani. A very recommended album!

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LP
SEPI KUU - Rannan Usvassa, Finland 1980 (SHADOKS 176)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
We have licensed this album from Rocket Records Finland. Until now there has been no information at all about Sepi Kuu. We were not even certain if it was a real band. Sepi Kuu was a one-man project and the music has never been performed live. The artist kept his real identity hidden behind his alias and wants to keep it this way. It all started February-March 1980, when Maarit, the wife of the poet Mikko Tola got in touch with Sepi Kuu and asked him if he’d be interested in composing music for her husband’s poems. Sepi Kuu did all the arrangements and played all the instruments, except for the bass on track 6 for the album "Rannan Usvassa" ("on the misty shore").
Often the acoustic guitar was recorded first, except for one track where the drums were recorded first, then the other instruments: electric guitar, drums, synthesizer, flute, Indian bells and/or clay drums were added one by one. The vocal parts were always done last. The 12 songs that made up the album contained influences from psychedelic to folk and oriental. Sepi Kuu said rather the psychedelic-prog-folk of the English band Comus was a big influence for him. His music was inspired by something that caught his day in a twisted way... (Pere Ubu, Suicide, Joy Division).
This album is very rare and very very good if you like real stoned sounds, dreamy dark vocals, strange vibes and atmospheres, all conected to the poems of Mikko Tola. Great singing, Hawkwind type of sounds, Parameter, Dr. Hooker, stoned strange and spherical...an amazing cool and great album.

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LP+7"
PAN - same, Denmark 1970 (SHADOKS 177)
LP+SINGLE 500 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / A2 poster / 4 page insert / printed inner sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 7 " single with cover
Beside Culpeper's Orchard perhaps the most important underground prog album produced in Denmark. The whole concept of this album works out perfectly. Great songs, heavy, touchy, great guitars and organ, beautiful vocals, just a perfect match. Robert Lelièvre (vocals & guitar) did compose all of the music. He sadly passed away early in 1973.

In February 1970 producer Freddy Hansson lost the master tapes which where just recorded and the album had to be re-recorded again. Thomas Puggaard-Müller on lead guitar, Henning Verner on piano, organ, vibes, Arne Würgler on bass & cello and Michael Puggaard-Müller on drums.
Pan is a Danish rock band with cult status. Our release includes many unseen photos by the original photographer Teit Jørgensen including the poster, plus photos from Steen Møller Rasmussen, a 4 page insert with great stories and liner notes by our friend Claus Rasmussen, personal drawings by the family of Robert Lelièvre, the original single with cover - a complete PAN collection!
After Pan split up musicians became members of bands such as Blast Furnace, Culpeper's Orchard, Delta Blues Band.

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LP colored vinyl
CHARLIES - Jail Sessions, Finland 1969/70 (SHADOKS 173)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing COLORED VINYL / A2 poster / 4 page insert / printed inner sleeve,
After "Musiikkia Elokuvasta Julisteiden Liimaajat" and "Buttocks" here we have our 3rd release by the great Finnish band CHARLIES. This album was recorded in 1969 and 1970 in Charlies rehearsal room, an "drunk tank" at the local jail, since Kari Lehtinen's father (later on known simply by the nickname ”Pitkä”) was the local police officer, so the band could use this room for playing and recording. After Charlies got the 1969 Julisteiden Liimaajat album done, and even though they got a lot of positive feedback from it, they never thought the final product sounded right. Pitkä (bass) and Eero (guitars) spent a lot of time considering how to deliver a much harder sounding album as a follow-up, representing the true Charlies spirit. They got the chance to make a new album, one that would be released by the famous Love Records label. The result again was only as good as the budget resources provided. Although in the end, the album Buttocks gained a good, hard reputation, they were never content with it.

One night Pitkä said: ”Eero, we should have made our album from your tapes, the result would have been much different.” So the recording your hear now are those tapes the band was very happy with. Much heavier in sound, amazing electric guitar, 100% pure heavy underground sound. After 45 years this Charlies album comes out as the band wanted it to sound like with many alternative versions of songs from the Buttocks album and unknown songs as well. 100% pure Charlies!

CD
CHARLIES - Jail Sessions, Finland 1969/70 (SHADOKS 173)
CD: in jewelcase - 12 page booklet - 4 bonus tracks -
After "Musiikkia Elokuvasta Julisteiden Liimaajat" and "Buttocks" here we have our 3rd release by the great Finnish band CHARLIES. This album was recorded in 1969 and 1970 in Charlies rehearsal room, an "drunk tank" at the local jail, since Kari Lehtinen's father (later on known simply by the nickname ”Pitkä”) was the local police officer, so the band could use this room for playing and recording. After Charlies got the 1969 Julisteiden Liimaajat album done, and even though they got a lot of positive feedback from it, they never thought the final product sounded right. Pitkä (bass) and Eero (guitars) spent a lot of time considering how to deliver a much harder sounding album as a follow-up, representing the true Charlies spirit. They got the chance to make a new album, one that would be released by the famous Love Records label. The result again was only as good as the budget resources provided. Although in the end, the album Buttocks gained a good, hard reputation, they were never content with it.