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Real Art Way Movie Ticket Give-Aways

Hey! Ready for a contest? We are giving away movie tickets from Real Art Ways! Real Arts Ways is contemporary arts organization out of Hartford. They’ve been supporting local arts since 1975 and since 1996 have been running their own theater screening movies. We have 2 rounds of movie ticket give-aways right now:

#1 The Harder They Come

The first pair (2) tickets will be for “The Harder They Come“!  All you have to do is be the first person to come into the store and ask for Jimmy Cliff. [Editor’s note: keep an eye on our updates for this soundtrack because it is all killer no filler. Not in stock now, but it comes in from time to time.]

#2 This Is Spinal Tap

The second pair (2) of tickets will be for a screening of Rob Reiner’s classic “This is Spinal Tap“! To win these tickets just be the first one to ask anyone at the front to turn it up to 11! [Editor’s Note: Yo! This has a fun/ny soundtrack too! See prior editor’s note.]

Screening time and more information on Real Arts Way can be found at

11th of May 2012 Update / R.A.W. Give-Away / RSR New Haven

11th of May 2012 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records
First, I have to confess that I accidentally filed the new stuff for the week into our full inventory so some of this list is me hurriedly going over invoices to fill in the blanks (excuse any short-hand; I hope it’s decipherable at least). I may also have missed something or another so please ask if you’re curious about a particular release you’re looking for (do this always actually – we encourage it).
We’ve also got a contest for another movie showing at Real Art Ways! And, finally, our friends at Intercambio have a wall of records that we’ve supplied. More on that below as well.
All right, so quickly, the Punch Brothers documentary How To Grow A Band is playing at Real Art Ways through next weekend (started today). If you’d like to see this one for free I have a bunch of passes to give-away and I just need you to email me at with the name of the famous banjo picker who recently passed away and has a banjo picking technique named after him. So simple! Free movie!
Redscroll Records in New Haven!
We’ve been talking about Intercambio a bunch lately and with cause. It’s an exciting new thing in New Haven and they’re working with us on a few levels (and we with them, of course).  Now, they have some records from us down there. So, if you’re in New Haven and don’t get up to Wallingford much you can now just stop in there and buy some records from us at that location.  Mind you, it’s a small selection and we’ll rotate it from time to time, but if you keep an eye on our updates or peruse our inventory on Discogs and you want something delivered to Intercambio we’ll gladly do that. They’ve just done a lot of work on the space and have it ready for an exhibition of works by Dan Greene called “Knife Thrower” (which you should check out for yourself – sneak peak in the photo below). Intercambio is open during special events of course (some of the time the records may be put away depending on the event). 
There will also be regular gallery hours:
Thursday and Friday 1-7PM
Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM
LPs & 12″s
AC/DC    “Highway To Hell (Red Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)”
Balaclava    “Crimes Of Faith “
Beach House    “Bloom (2LP + D/L)”
Beatles, The    “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Fan Club Edition)”
Beatles, The    “Rubber Soul (Fan Club Edition)”
Best Coast “The Only…”
Blur    “Modern Life Is Rubbish (White Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)”
Bowie, David    “Toy (Fan Club Edition)”
Brainworms “II”
Caminiti, Evan “Night Dust”
Castevet    “Mounds Of Ash”
Cramps, The    “A Date With Elvis (Orange Vinyl; Fan Club Edition)”
Dictaphone “Poems From…”
Earthlings?    “Earthlings? (1998 Debut + Bonus Tracks By Members Of QOTSA, Scream, Wool, Goatsnake, …)”
Fennesz “Black Sea”
Guns N’ Roses    “Appetite For Destruction (Original Cover Art, Red Vinyl, Fan Club Edition)”
Her Breath On Glass / Khere (10″)
Innergaze “Mutual Dreaming”
Iron Maiden    “Behind The Iron Curtain: Live Tracks From Germany & Poland 1984 (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition /500)”
J.B.’S, The (James Brown)    “Doing It To Death (Reissue)”
Jam, The    “All Mod Cons (Reissue)”
Janka Nabay “Bubu King”
Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang “An Letah”
Jealous Sound, The    “A Gentle Reminder (Colored 150 Gram Vinyl + D/L)”
Jones, Norah    “Little Broken Hearts (180 Gram White Vinyl + D/L 2LP Gatefold)”
Le Super Borgou “Bariba… (2LP)”
Lemonade “Neptune”
Man Forever “Pansophical”
Merchandise “Children of Desire”
Misfits    Session “Volume One (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition)”
Misfits    Session “Volume Two (White Vinyl Fan Club Edition)”
Mrs. Magician    “Strange Heaven (+ D/L)”
Mutilation Rites    “Devoid”
MV & EE    “Space Homestead”
Pearl Jam    “5 Alive: Recorded Live At The Riverside Club, Newcastle, UK – 22ND February 1992 (Fan Club Edition)”
Pearl Jam    “Monkey Business: Recorded Live At The Monkey Wrench Radio Seatle Jan 31ST 1998 (Fan Club Edition)”
Pentimento / The Young English
Pink Floyd    “The Wall (Pink Vinyl; Movie Art Gatefold Cover 2LP; Fan Club Edition)”
Residents, The    “Fingerprince (+ D/L)”
Rolling Stones, The    “Sticky Fingers: More Sticky Fingers – Record Contains Alternate And Early Mixes/Outtakes (Fan Club Edition)”
Rolling Stones, The    “Some Girls – The Outtakes (Fan Club Edition)”
Rolling Stones, The    “More Exile On Main St. (Red Vinyl Fan Club Edition)”
Royal Headache    “Royal Headache (+ D/L)”
Running    “Asshole Savant”
Smaldone, M.D. “Big Blood”
Spectres “Last Days”
Sugarman 3 “What The…”
Tenacious D    “Rize Of The Fenix (+ Poster + D/L)”
Toure, S. “Koima”
Velvet Underground, The    “Praise Ye The Lord (Fan Club Edition)”
Violens    “True “
Waits, Tom    “The Heart Of Saturday Night (Fan Club Edition)”
Waits, Tom    “Small Change (Fan Club Edition)”
White Fence    “White Fence & Family/Perfume Vol. 2 (Of 2)”
Windhand    “Windhand (Gatefold)”
Electronic 12″s & LPs
Actress/Con “Vault V1”
Bassnectar    “Vava Voom (2LP Gatefold + D/L)”
Blacc, Aloe “Loving You (Black Label)”
Distal “Civilization”
Dubkasm “Emotion”
Fhloston Paradigm “King Britt”
Last Step    “Sleep (+ D/L)”
Tini “Tessa Remix”
Various Artists “RKS ALlstars V.3”
Amen Dunes    “Ethio Covers: Covers Of Songs By Unknown Ethiopian Artists”
Big Eyes     “Back From The Moon  / I Don’t Care About Friday Night”
Black Swans, The / Ed Askew    “Nap / My Best Friend”
Black Tambourine    “One Two Three Four: Songs By The Ramones (2×7″)”
Burian, Al / Remix, Timothy    “Split (Tanglefoot / Ill-Ego)”
Coffins / Sourvein    “Coffins / Sourvein”
Daylight    “The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams”
Grasswidow / Nature    “Grass Widow / Nature”
Guided By Voices    “Class Clown Spots A UFO”
Her Breath On Glass / Sofy Major    “Her Breath On Glass / Sofy Major”
Indians    “Magic Kids / New”
Shook Ones    “Merriweather Post Pavilion / Fancy”
Rock CDs
Aldebaran    “Embracing The Lightless Depths”
Battles     “Dross Glop (Gloss Drop Remixes)”
Entombed    “Clandestine (Ltd. Ed. CD+DVD)”
Mad Sin    “Young, Dumb & Snotty: The Psychotic Years 1988-1993”
MeWithoutYou    “Ten Stories”
Nadja    “Thaumogenesis”
St. Vincent “Stranger Mercy (CD+DVD)”
White, Jack    “Blunderbuss”
Non-Rock CDs
Barrow, Geoff / Salisbury, Ben    “Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One (Deluxe Ltd. Ed.)”
Death Grips    “The Money Store`”
Last Step    “Sleep”
Lovelock (Steven Moore Of Zombi)    “Burning Feeling”
Sissy Spacek    “Wastrel Projection “
Squarepusher    “Ufabulum “
Various Artists    “Robot Elephant Vs. Tundra Dubs”
Stone Titan 7″ 
If you love Eyehategod or Buzzoven, then Stone Titan is for you. They’ve got those loose whiskey-soaked blues riffs & heavy-as-hell-slow-as-fuck qualities that will bring out your inner hatred for just about everything. Connecticut really needed this sort of doom rock injection.  This two-song 7″ (songs titled: “Planet Melter” & “I Fucking Hate You”) is their first non-cassette release, but it just isn’t enough. I want to hear what these guys do with a full length, which I hear is on its way. The only draw back here is the lack of a lyrics sheet, but I’m sure if you e-mailed Scott, he’d hook you up. 
[Reviewer: Josh]

Supreme Dicks Breathing And Not Breathing CD
Even though this Amhurst, MA-based band stayed pretty underground, their unique, explorative style of experimental/psych/indie rock was highly influential on bands like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. (the former of which they’d open for) during their heyday in the early-to-mid 90s. This 4-CD release compiles over 4 hours of music from their discography, which includes their two albums The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague (both of which were recently released on their own double-LPs for the first time.) This set also compiles the early recording collection Working Man’s Dick and the released-only-in-Italy This Is Not a Dick E.P., as well as some rare/unreleased tracks. It’s clear to see their influence on 90s art/noise rock, with their sharply tuned guitars, eerily poetic lyrics and overall non-confrontational nature. Even with unconventional elements such as increasing-in-speed-and-complexity guitar work, tracks like “Jack Smith” sound quite cozy, telling an intimate account of a “glowing creature” that “reached across an empire.” The more experimental, meticulously artistic soundscapes in tracks like “Country Of Nuns” and the particularly eerie, spoken-poetry backed “Cows Of Light” help explain where Sonic Youth drew some inspiration from.
[Reviewer: Mark] [Note: This is not yet in the store, but keep an eye out for it soon.]
Unsane Wreck CD/LP
(Alternative Tentacles) [Buy From RSR Online]
It’s been over 20 years since this notorious post-hardcore/noise rock trio from NYC released their self-titled debut, complete with an actual photo of a man decapitated after getting run over by a subway train. It’s a perfectly ghastly representation of the sound that Unsane remains true to on their seventh full-length. Like an unforgiving, deeply inner-city landscape, it’s sonically rough, eerily nerve-wracking (the guitar twang in “Ghost” is an excellent example) and filled with concrete-thick bass riffs that feel heavy enough to splatter you if they fell on your head. It’s especially impressive that, even with their attachment to the same basic sound as before, they still sound fresh by mixing the energy and aggression of punk with the brutal, ruminating song structure of metal. One of my favorites is the ominous “No Chance,” which stays very close to Unsane’s traditional “you’re doomed” atmosphere, complete with an unnerving harmonica and lyrics (“you’re too close, but you’re just out of reach / can’t lay down / watch us drown.”) Another easy standout is the closing track: a very well translated cover of Flipper’s “Ha Ha Ha,” lined with many additional creepy “ha’s” throughout to provide an additionally sinister spin.
[Reviewer: Mark]

Film Pass Give-Away: The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye

Film Pass Give-Away: 
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye

Rick: I love Throbbing Gristle. Love ’em. I love the individual projects (and paired, etc.) that have come after. I love the myriad projects that have been influenced by the mere existence of T.G. (not all of ’em, but y’ know). So, it’s incredible that this film is playing in Hartford and equally incredible that I now get to offer pairs of free passes to the first three (3) people (3×2=6 people getting in free) to tell me what the following symbol is associated with  in regards to post-T.G. projects and this film:


You should still go to Real Art Ways and maybe you’ll see me there!

 Movie Synopsis (

Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, he is the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions (1969-1976), Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981), and Psychic TV (1981 to present), all of which merged performance art with rock music. Celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of “industrial music”, his innovations have transformed the character of rock and electronic music while his prodigious efforts to expand the boundaries of live performance have radically altered the way people experience sound in a concert setting.
But that’s just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye (née Jacqueline Breyer), who remained his other half and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. Genesis called this project “Creating the Pandrogyne”. Influenced, like so much of Genesis work, by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs Cut Ups , it was an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.
This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art. Marie Losier brings to us the most intimate details of Genesis’s extraordinary, uncanny world. In warm and intimate images captured handheld, Losier crafts a labyrinthine mise-en-scene of interviews, home movies, and performance footage. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness, one in defiance of the daily dehumanization of the body by the pervasive presence of advertising and pornography, conveying beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.

Give-Away: Everyday Sunshine (The Story Of Fishbone) + CD + Signed Poster!

Movie Ticket Give-Away: 
Everyday Sunshine (The Story Of Fishbone)

Our friends at Real Art Ways (click for show times and more info – including information on post-film discussion with the directors) have been nice enough to extend some more tickets our way to see a screening of this funky flick (seriously, it’s has to be funky, right?). The film-makers have been nice to us as well and have given us permission to give away a CD and a signed poster (by the band, not the film-makers).  We have the tickets on hand and the CD and poster will be mailed to the winners.  

We can have 2 winners (each will get a pair of tickets, a CD and a signed poster). All you have to do is come in and tell whoever is at the front counter one thing you like about Fishbone. 

Here’s the rundown straight from the film’s website:

EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.”

Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California’s legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.

At the heart of the film’s story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling, out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.