Journalists decry it. Politicians disavow it. But every congressman knows-the way to get reelected is to bring home the pork to your district.
Well, we here at Real Gone certainly want to keep you, our constituents, well-fed and coming back for more. Therefore, our headlining release for the upcoming May 22 street date is indeed a big slab of tune pork: the sole, self-titled release from The Durocs. The product of the twisted minds of Scott Mathews and Ron Nagle, and named after a breed of pig known for its productivity and prodigious, er, equipment, this 1979 album of warped pop has never appeared on CD, and is "marbled" with 8 unreleased "bone-us" tracks from the duo's archives. Scott and Ron have signed 30 booklets that we're offering free with your purchase, too (and don't forget we still have signed booklets from Ceasar Berry of The Tymes, Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash, Mark Lindsay and Jody Miller)!
Next up on May 22 are a series of releases from the fabled Cameo-Parkway label archives, the fruit of our continuing partnership with ABKCO Music & Records. Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1 features 24 doo wop and girl group tracks, all but one new to CD and all but three from original tapes. Speaking of girl groups, our Orlons twofer of The Wah-Watusi/South Street features two Top Five title tracks and comes straight from the master tapes with great liner notes.
Cameo-Parkway was known as a pop-rock and soul label, but the imprint did delve into heavier sounds. Our Terry Knight & the Pack twofer-originally released on the Lucky Eleven sub-label-offers 24 tracks of sweaty, fuzz-laden Midwestern garage rock starring two future members of Grand Funk, Mark Farner and Don Brewer! Finally, we "twist" back to Cameo-Parkway's bread-and-butter with two albums from Chubby Checker, It's Pony Time and Let's Twist Again, both in original, primed-to-party mono.
Our May 29 releases are every bit as eclectic-this is Real Gone Music, after all! Start with the first two albums from Jerry Reed, The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground. Elvis himself thought so much of Unbelievable that he covered two songs from the album, "Guitar Man" and "U.S. Male" (and hired Jerry to play guitar on them)! Nashville Underground, meanwhile, is just what it says-a fantastically progressive country album that was a far cry from what Jerry's mentor Chet Atkins was overseeing at RCA during the time. We've added great notes from Chris Morris and a fresh remastering-never before on CD!
Our final Real Gone release for May highlights a man who usually stays out of the spotlight: Fleetwood Mac's rock-solid drummer Mick Fleetwood. His 1983 album,Mick Fleetwood's Zoo: I'm Not Me, enlists an A-list of singer-songwriters (Billy Burnette, George Hawkins, Steve Ross) and a couple of folks you may have heard of, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, for a relaxed, thoroughly enjoyable spin through a mix of originals and covers (e.g. the Beach Boys' "Baby Come Home"). Again, new notes (from Scott Schinder), fresh remastering and a CD debut!
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