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Releases on the Oglio Records label.

Jamie James – Crossroads

Jamie is best known as the leader of the Kingbees, one of the first rockabilly bands to augment nostalgia with an original approach. Their album spawned a #1 hit in Detroit with the single "My Mistake". On this release, Jamie brings home a more country sound but remains unmistakably true to his rock roots. The stand out track "Country Girl Blues", was inspired by Jamie’s short but intense friendship with actress Demi Moore.

Tracks:

  • Country Girl Blues
  • For Your Love
  • Remind Me To Forget
  • Sweet Memories
  • I’m Over You
  • It Might Be Love
  • Fame & Love
  • Don’t Tease Me
  • End Of Time
  • The Sun’s Goin’ Down

The Plimsouls – One Night In America

Years after their breakup, the Plimsouls and Oglio Records are proud to announce the release of “One Night In America.” This live CD, originally recorded in 1981 but completely re-mastered for this release, captures the bands unique mix of progressive punk and power pop in a tight, sometimes messy, energetic performance. Featuring classic tunes such as “A Million Miles Away” and How Long Will it Take,” the band has included a few covers with the their version of the Kinks’ “Come On Now” and The Outsiders’ “Time Won’t Let Me,” here in all of their raw, live glory.

Though their fame was short-lived, the Plimsouls definitely carved out a niche in the early 80’s. The band’s Peter Case’s shrewd songwriting and straight-ahead guitar rock appealed to a throng of new wavers looking for music with a little more balls and has influenced numerous bands since. This is rock & roll in its purest form that will sure to excite fans everywhere.

Tracks

  • Hush Hush
  • Now
  • How Long Will It Take?
  • I Want What You Got
  • A Million Miles Away
  • Time Won't Let Me
  • In This Town
  • One More Heartache
  • Help Yourself
  • I'll Get Lucky
  • Dizzie Miss Lizzie
  • Come On Now

Bonus Track:

Sorry

 

Ray Manzarek

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The evocative and eclectic instrumental score to the Ray Manzarek directed film, "Love Her Madly" features Ray with composer Bruce Hanifan, and includes an appearance from fellow Doors alumni Robby Krieger. As Ray himself said about the score, "have a glass of wine and put your ears on it." - Ray Manzarek

Tracks:

  • Too Close To The Sun
  • I Could Be Anything
  • J'ai Vu Ta Vie
  • Hadley's Cruise
  • Nightride
  • At First Sight
  • Paper Kimono
  • Expresso
  • The Golden Bough
  • J'ai Vu Ta Morte
  • Obsession

Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure

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"The Third Mind" DVD

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William Burroughs said that when two minds collaborate, a third mind is created. This is the third mind between the psychedelic and beat sensibilities of Ray Manzarek and Michael McClure (who was a poetry mentor to Jim Morrison). This DVD features live performances interlaced with commentary on the nexus between spoken word and music. With appearances by Alan Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, Ed Sanders, Lee Ranaldo,and Ann Waldman, "The Third Mind" DVD is a compelling primer on the impact of music on the Beat Generation.
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keeReilly – Kick Ass Celtic Christmas

"Irish/Celtic Rock is much more than just fiddles, bagpipes, and boozin'. The Celtic culture expands into, and has influences from, Spain (the Irish nation of Galicia), varying sections of Africa, Eastern Europe and the Near East (the bouzouki originated in ancient Persia), and mountain Appalachia (the use of the 5-string tenor banjo). Thus, our album is about more than leprechauns and pots o' gold, it's our fun, rocking variation based on authentic Celtic history." - Reilly

TINKER SOLO at MULLIGAN'S
Tuesday, April 19
8933 S. 27th St. in Franklin, WI
Happy hour show from 5 - 7 p.m.

TINKER SOLO at THE LANDING
Thursday, April 21
2234 E. Layton Ave. in Milwaukee, WI
Early show from 6 - 8 p.m.

REILLY at T.J. MALONEY'S
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23
800 E. 81st Ave inside the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, IN
Showtimes 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

REILLY has it's Milwaukee Irish Fest date set for Saturday, August 20th. More info on that and other outdoor dates as we move along through the spring and the snow?!

See ya at the pub! In the meantime, check us out on Facebook and Twitter! And be sure to pick up REILLY music via our main website.

Richard Cheese – Lounge Against The Machine


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America's loudest lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin' Vegas versions of rock, rap, and Top 40 hits, "swankifying" contemporary songs into traditional pop vocal standards. Cheese has released 6 albums and has sold more than 100,000 CDs, starting with his 2000 debut CD, "Lounge Against The Machine." The hardest working Dick in show business has played sellout shows around the world, from New York to New Orleans, from Las Vegas to London, from Hollywood to Honolulu. He's made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, CNN, MTV, Fox News Channel, and NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly as the house band. With his swanky jazz trio, his tiger-striped tuxedo, and his enormous microphone, Richard Cheese presents the perfect mix of music, martini, and madcap!

Excerpt from AllMusicGuide.com album review by Alex Henderson

...Richard Cheese has a good laugh at the expense of lounge music on Lounge Against the Machine. But this goofy CD doesn't butcher Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra; instead Cheese turns his attention to mostly alternative rock hits of the '90s. In Cheese's hands, everything from Nirvana's "Rape Me," Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," and Radiohead's "Creep" to Rage Against the Machine's "Guerilla Radio" and Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" gets a lounge makeover. The songs' angst-ridden lyrics and Cheese's frivolous, Vegas-minded arrangements make for odd, ironic contrasts, and that's exactly what the singer is going for. In addition to lampooning lounge music, Cheese is laughing at the abundance of angst that one hears in a lot of alternative rock...

Lounge Against The Machine

Track Listing:

    • Nookie/Break Stuff  (originally by Limp Bizkit)
    • Guerilla Radio  (originally by Rage Against The Machine)
    • Come Out And Play<  (originally by Offspring)
    • Closer  (originally by Nine Inch Nails)
    • Wrong Way  (originally by Sublime)
    • Bullet The Blue Sky  (originally by U2)
    • Creep  (originally by Radiohead)
    • Last Resort  (originally by Papa Roach)
    • Rape Me  (originally by Nirvana)
    • What's My Age Again  (originally by Blink 182)
    • Smack My Bitch Up  (originally by Prodigy)
    • Fight For Your Right  (originally by Beastie Boys)
    • Only Happy When It Rains  (originally by Garbage)
    • Suck My Kiss  (originally by Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    • Holiday In Cambodia  (originally by Dead Kennedys)
    • The Rockafeller Skank  (originally by Fat Boy Slim)

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Richard O’Brien – Absolute O’Brien

Richard O'Brien is the creative force behind the classic midnight feature "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." In addition to writing the stage and screen versions of RHPS, Richard starred in both as Riff Raff and sang many of the show's memorable tunes. On this, his latest effort, Richard shows off his talent with smooth music he likes to call "apartment jazz."

Tracks:

  • Incubus Of Love
  • It's Up To You
  • Ain't That To Die For
  • Fixation
  • Dance Of Love, The
  • One Hundred Dollars An Hour
  • Rhythm Of The Heartbeat
  • I've Been There Before
  • Running With The Noisy Boys
  • I Will Always Hold You In My Heart
  • Angel In Me

Richard O'Brien "TW2K Time Warp Two Thousand"

The creator of the Rocky Horror Picture Show remakes his classic Time Warp for the year 2000. With a contemporary sound this CD features three great dance mixes plus a bonus track from Richard's new album Absolute OBrien.

Tracks:

  • Time Warp 2000
  • Time Warp 2000
  • Time Warp 2000

Angel In Me (from Absolute O'Brien)

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. – Catnip Dynamite

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Track Listing

01. The Quickening

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - The Quickening

02. Love’s Never Half As Good

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Love's Never Half As Good

03. Down In Front

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Down In Front

04. My Girl

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - My Girl

05. Imaginary Friend

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Imaginary Friend

06. Haunted Henry

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Haunted Henry

07. Tinsel Town

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Tinsel Town

08. The Turnstile at Heaven’s Gate

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - The Turnstile At Heaven's Gate

09. Survival Machine

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Survival Machine

10. Living in End Times

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Living In End Times

11. Drive Thru Girl

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Catnip Dynamite - Drive Thru Girl

Bonus Tracks – Live From Fuji Rock, Japan

12. Europa and the Pirate Twins

13. You Were Right

14. Love Lies Bleeding

The founding member of Jellyfish, Imperial Drag, TV Eyes and Malibu who has collaborated with artists such as Beck and Air will unleash a new solo LP this February

ROGER JOSEPH MANNING JR.

Catnip Dynamite

(Oglio Records)

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Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. could easily achieve world domination if he decided to do so. For the past 20 years, he has infiltrated television sets, radio airwaves, films and dancefloors worldwide. Fortunately there are not any hidden messages provoking anarchy – just an enjoyable display of Roger’s talent. On February 3, 2009, he will unleash his latest solo endeavor, Catnip Dynamite, on Oglio Records/Franklin Castle.

Many are familiar with Roger’s work through such original group endeavors as Jellyfish, Imperial Drag, The Moog Cookbook and TV Eyes. Roger has also assisted artists like Beck and Air both in the studio and in live performances. He has worked as a keyboardist, vocalist, arranger and songwriter in a more behind the scenes capacity with hundreds of artists from Johnny Cash to Paris Hilton and on films such as “Lost In Translation” and “Team America.” With his most recent appearances on forthcoming records from Morrissey, Glen Campbell and Cheap Trick, Roger has also served as a remixer who has reworked the songs of everyone from Felix Da Housecat to Henry Mancini.

Catnip Dynamite does a great job of referring back to a rich heritage of former eras of pop music – but then catapults it into the future. Make sure to rock out the three bonus live tracks on the US release which includes a cover of the Thomas Dolby track “Europa and the Pirate Twins,” a raucous live version of Roger’s previously released track “You Were Right” and an epic cover of Elton John’s “Love Lies Bleeding.”

Check the infectious track “Down In Front” which musically touches on the early ‘70s British scene when artists like Sparks and Alvin Stardust ruled the airwaves. “I’ve always found great power and joy from rock that was still tough and happy,” says Roger. “Down In Front is in celebration musically of AM radio where long-haired tough rock n’ rollers weren’t scared to make a track that was happy but still kicked ass.”

Kicking ass is right. Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. might just achieve world domination – of the world of pop, that is.

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past praise for Roger Joseph Manning Jr.:

"...indie pop masterpiece." – Blender

"The Land of Pure Imagination bursts with lush arrangements, whether channeled to driving anthems with soaring choruses, introspective chamber pop or croony numbers that belong in a 007 soundtrack." – Los Angeles Times

"...the toppermost of the poppermost in ‘06 is The Land of Pure Imagination, with one knockout melody after another. Imagination? You bet. And pure pop for Beatle people." – Sound & Vision

"God’s gift to the keyboards...The Land of Pure Imagination is simply dazzling. He transforms this epic, arena sound into the catchiest, nicely-packaged pop songs" – Performing Songwriter

"...ignoring Manning’s cornucopia of talent is nearly impossible" – Under The Radar

"Manning's songs are beyond intricate: each contains enough melody for three songs. Despite the complexity of the arrangements, the songs proceed from start to finish effortessly... A staggering amout of intelligence and energy was poured into The Land of Pure Imagination, and it's evident in every track. Though Manning Jr. has gained a reputation as a skilled musical collaborator, he's proven that he's more than just a hired gun. More like a one-man army." - Prefixmag.com

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Ron Flynt – 12 Strings and Tambourines

12 Strings and Tambourines

Track Listing

  • Our Man Flynt
  • Because
  • I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll)
  • Message To Martha
  • Poor Side Of Town
  • Hello Mary Lou
  • Sky Pilot
  • Chimes Of Freedom
  • When My Baby's Beside Me
  • Make It Right
  • Memorial Road

Scott Goddard – You Break It, You Bought It

Ex-Surf Punk Scott Goddard made his own mark on the music scene with the hit "Cowpunk" which has become a staple of 80s flashback shows. This compilation features "Cowpunk" and other solo material, along with a couple of Cowpunk surf punk classic to make this collection the complete Scott Goddard experience.

Tracks:

    • Cowpunk
    • Two Triple Cheese
    • 10,000 Camaros
    • TJ Weekend
    • Manny, Moe & Jack
    • Your Fool
    • Hair Club For Men
    • Junior Is A Skinhead
    • Blue, Blue Heart
    • Concrete & Clay
    • Beverly
    • I'm A Valley
    • Panic In Van Nuys
    • You're Gonna Miss Me
    • Talk Talk

Get Rhythm

  • Running Bear
  • She's About A Mover
  • Ballad Of Jed Clampett
  • Some Kind Of Miracle

 

Excerpt from AllMusic.com review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

You Break It, You Bought It finds ex-Surf Punk Scott Goddard at the top of his form, turning out clever, catchy, humorous songs in a jangly college-rock vein...

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