Sunday, August 10, 2014

Used Kids is happy to host a Matinee show on Saturday, August 30th as a part of FeMMe Fest. Check it out!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Record Store Day April 19th 2014

Set your alarms! RSD exclusives, local bands all day, great deals as always. UKR002 7" split Connections / Nom Tchotchkes! Pizza and drinks courtesy of yours truly. See ya then.  
                                                    20% OFF EVERYTHING USED!!!                                                          

12:00 - 12:30 - The Franklin County Landfillers 

12:45 - 1:15 - Wayfarers

1:30 - 2:00 - Dick Mackey

2:15 - 2:45 - Amelia

3:00 - 3:30 - Mahogany & Leather 

3:45 - 4:15 - Goners

4:30 - 5:00 - Mike Shiflet

5:15 - 5:45 - WV White

6:00 - 6:30 - Echolocation

6:45 - 7:15 - Envelope

7:30 - 8:00 - Nervosas

8:15 - 8:45 - Psychic Wheels

9:00 - 9:30 - Sega Genocide

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ms. 45 Soundtrack on Death Waltz in stock!

In celebration of the incredible soundtrack for Abel Ferrarra's epic film Ms. 45, which has NEVER been released on any format, we thought we'd post the movie here for you to watch, if you haven't seen it already. Read more about the release below.


Score by Joe Delia
Artwork by Alice X. Zhang

Like Abel Ferrara, Death Waltz Recording Company are not prone to shying away from the more extreme corners of culture, and are delighted to be presenting a true underground classic for the first time ever. Ferrara’s pictures often tread the line between grindhouse trash and art-films with insightful social commentary – and unflinching realism – and MS. 45 is his most notorious film, with much of its power coming from Joe Delia’s grimy yet haunting music. A sparse piano motif initially creates a lonely voice for the (mute) heroine but it’s overshadowed by wailing trumpet, electric guitar, and menacing synths that paint a disturbing musical picture of the world she inhabits.

Delia’s music is so great at creating a vivid image in your head and you begin to imagine the grubby streets, the sleazy sex-shops, the leering onlookers, with it building and building until it reaches sensory assault. The instruments sound as violent as the acts on screen, as loud synth stings ring out like gunshots, edgy jazz beats unnerve you, and a repeating brass motif becomes a theme for violence and vengeance – even during the awesome ‘Dance Party’. You may need a shower after listening, but you’ll be right back to play it again and again.

180 gm Bad Habit coloured vinyl (White & Black split)  housed in a gatefold heavyweight tip-on casebound sleeve.
Includes a giant fold out poster and booklet featuring all new exclusive sleevenotes from composer Joe Delia.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

What Went On in What Goes On #3

One of the cool artifacts that we attempted to sell at the Columbus Flea was this issue of What Goes On, a Velvets Fanzine from the early 80s. Aside from the awesome layout, the great editorials, and comparatively superior content to other VU zines of later origin, we happened to notice that our friend and Cheater Slicks drummer,  Dana Hatch penned a very well written article for this very issue, once upon a time, chronicling live Velvets records and related projects. So, great people of the interwebs, here it is for you to read and appreciate. And maybe if you ask nicely in the comment section, maybe someday we'll scan the whole issue.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Arrivals! 2/11/2014

Dead Moon - Trash and Burn (Reissue)
Mississippi/ Change Records

One of their harder to find and more perfect records. An absolute monster of a rocker. Killer high energy songs. Once again DEAD MOON deliver a record of all hits with no misses. Pure as can be. Lovingly remastered by TIMOTHY STOLLENWERK.

Ti Paris et Sa Guitare LP
Little Axe
A true masterpiece by one of the legends of Haitian music. The debut album by Haiti's favorite troubadour reissued for the first time on vinyl. Beautiful guitar playing with the minimal rhythmic accompaniment of maracas. Haitian blues music at its best.  ‬

Troubadour music never belonged in studios. It was happening in the backyards of Haiti in the 50s & 60s, played for small gatherings & chickens.  Very minimal, but inventive, entrancing guitar playing, inspired by the Rara Voodoo tradition. His voice hoarsed by too much clairin, the haitian moonshine, he sings of the eternal blues of poverty, simple joys & tough romance. Fans of Joseph Spence will dig this.

His songs, covered over the years by so many Kompa orchestras, are still hummed in Haiti & all over the diaspora. Try whistling Bam Pam Ladan to any Haitian & watch them smile. Some know these wonderful songs that were crafted by Ti-Paris a long time ago, but very few have heard the original versions. Here they are. 

Peter Buck - I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again LP

New solo album from Peter Buck.

A second dose of solo weirdness from Peter Buck – whose best known, of course, as guitarist and co-founder of REM – but he's been a lot of cool and interesting stuff with the Minus Five, The
Baseball Project and more in the post REM years – and we admire the heck of his freewheeling solo stuff, too! This one's filled with skronky blues rockers and poetic acoustic tunes alike, with lots of dissonant guitars and unpredictable twists and turns. Other players include Scott McCaughey and other frequent collaborators and special guests. Includes "Ride That Road", "My Slobbering Decline", "Life Is Short", "Southerner", "Here In Heaven", "(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet Of The Apes", "Welcome To The Party", "Drown With Me", "West Of Sunset", "Roswell" and more. (Vinyl only release!)   

Peter Buck- S/T LP

A loose, raw and charmingly informal first ever solo album by Peter Buck! If memory serves, he was the one in REM who most sounded in interviews like he wanted to cut out of the rock star racket and wished to play what they wanted, where they wanted, be it in a garage, a gymnasium or wherever – and bless him, here he is with a purposely under-the-radar, vinyl-only release for the mostly archival Mississippi label! Frequent collaborator Scott McCaughey, the Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, legendary guitarist Lenny Kaye, Sleater Kinney's Corin Tucker and other guests make up the band. Includes "10 Million BC", "It's Alright", "Some Kind Of Velvet Sunday Morning", "Give Me Back My Wig", "Nothing Matters", "So Long Johnny", "Hard Old World", "Nowhere No Way", "Vaso Lovo", "I'm Alive" and more.


Lori Goldston
Cello solos.
Musings, explorations, meditations, ramblings and a spooky folk song on acoustic—and a bit of amplified—cello. Recorded by Mell Dettmer and released by Mississippi Records.

Based in Seattle, Lori Goldston is a classically trained cellist with quite the CV. Her past collaborations include Nirvana, David Byrne and Cat Power just to name a few. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and joined the Seattle band Earth a few years back.
Lori Goldston has scored and/or provided music for several films and shorts including Bass Ackwards (Linas Phillips), Humpday (Lynn Shelton), and Crashing Waves (Britta Johnson) and has also been commissioned to do live scores for several silent films.


V/A - 100 Moons LP

Hindustan Vocal Compilation

Absolutely great compilation of early Indian vocal 78s. Features artists such as FAIYAZ KHAN, HIRABAI BARODEKAR, DATTREYA VISHNU PALUSKAR, and BADE GHULAM ALI KHAN. Mediative and exciting vocals from the masters.  Great liner notes and mastering by IAN NAGOSKI complete with photos. A co-release with Canary Records

V/A Anxious Color: Stranger Than Fiction Psych Rock 1966 to 1967 LP

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ABOVE DEATH / Ghanaian Movie Posters

One of the benefits of buying junk is that sometimes, every once in a while, you find something super interesting. This handpainted Ghanaian movie poster was found earlier this year in a whole-sale lot. After doing a bit of research we found out more about the painting, its purpose, and the history behind Ghanian movie posters, and mobile video clubs that emerged in the late 80s. Basically, these mobile cinemas consisted of a VCR, a TV and a power generator. The operator would move the setup from town to town showing films in social clubs, houses, and open air. In order bring out more people, and to advertise their business, artists were commissioned to create large interpretations of scenes from the film (which would be shown to them ahead of time) using acrylic paint on flour sacks. Painters were encouraged to change scenes, or add elements beyond the film's content to make the screenings seem more appealing. Depending on the poster, a depiction might represent personal or social form of expression. Sometimes, the title of the film itself could even be mis-translated. Posters were folded and/or rolled for easy transportation along with the other equipment. Read  more about this interesting history below, and check out the photos of the painting that we found! If you would like to bid on this piece of history, visit the auction on our ebay page. There is also a great book, "Extreme Canvas: Handpainted Movie Posters from Ghana" with hundreds of other great examples that is worth checking out.

TYPE:  Horror
DATE OF CREATION:  probably 1990s
ARTIST: SA MAGASCO for Peace Video
SIGNED: SA MAGASCO lower right verso
SIZE:  43.5” W x 60” H
MEDIUM:  Acrylic on flour sack canvas

CONDITION:  This is an original authentic piece in good condition.  The painting is mostly complete, the perimeter of the poster worn away and discarded due to usage, travel and light exposure. Please see photos.  

GENERAL BACKGROUND:  In the late 1980s a cottage industry developed in Ghana, West Africa composed of entrepreneurs who possessed three pieces of property – a TV, videocassette recorder (known then as a VCR), and a portable, gas powered generator. Armed with these tools they set up itinerant, make shift theaters inside social clubs, houses, and restaurants where they showed movies on the VCR and sold tickets to a delighted and noisy audience.  Sometimes, they even traveled from village to village; but it was the need to attract customers that gave birth to what is now recognized as a distinctive, compelling collectible — the Ghanaian movie poster.

Generally speaking, the movies they showed fall into four broad categories: Hollywood movies, most often obscure titles with an occasional hit thrown in for good measure; Bollywood movies from India; Kung Fu movies from the Hong Kong film industry; and Nollywood movies from Nigeria along with their Ghanaian counterparts.
The artists who created the posters were essentially commercial illustrators who used acrylic paint to make shop signs and other forms of advertising. When it came to the canvas their own economic circumstances and resourcefulness led them to use opened-up flour sacks.  This material was cheap, readily available, and the perfect size for large posters. These were posters meant to be displayed outside, and surviving posters often have the patina of authenticity, having “aged” in a distressed, engaging manner.

Ghanaian movie posters always present a lurid, colorful patchwork of images intended to attract, engage and entice the viewer. Each and every time they succeed in sucking the viewer into an imaginary, surreal world which may or may not be relevant to the film. As art and advertising, they are wildly successful, and it is the combination of the two which makes them memorable, indeed unforgettable when compared to other movie memorabilia and poster art in general.  Today, the creation of these posters has all but disappeared as they have been replaced by printed advertising.  This and the other original posters we are selling represent a brief moment in time when art, ingenuity and advertising met in the cross hairs of history - and then they were gone.