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The Beach Reporter on Oglio’s 20th Anniversary

Oglio is preparing to enter our 20th year in the music business. It has been a wild two decade ride with quite a few unexpected twists. Thanks to all the artists, employees and colleagues that made the first 20 possible.

Our favorite local South Bay newspaper - The Beach Reporter - sent over Michael Hixon to do a story on Oglio's coming 20th anniversary. Turns out Michael is a great guy with a pretty awesome gig covering entertainment for The Beach Reporter. Check out his story here:

http://tbrnews.com/lifestyle/rolling-with-the-times-oglio-entertainment-celebrates-th-anniversary/article_c6270870-43fe-11e2-8aa6-001a4bcf887a.html

Bill Frenzer – Laugh Cry Video

Laugh and cry with Bill on this hysterical 90 second roller coaster. We encourage you to make your own version of "Laugh Cry" and post it to YouTube as a video response.

You know him from The Ogden Edsl and his man hits on the Dr Demento show - "Dead Puppies" "Kinko The Clown" "Daddy's Money" and more!

The Fellowship – In Elven Lands (Second Edition)

 

The Fellowship takes a musicological approach to imagine how the ancient cultures described by J.R.R. Tolkien might have sounded, performing on an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments that includes harp, lute, hurdy-gurdy, krumhorn and gong. Their international cast of singers deliver stunning performances using dialects of Sindarin, Quenya, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English. Their songs are based on ancient composition techniques which can be at times delicate and at others, quite bombastic.

The album title, "IN ELVEN LANDS" is taken from the lyrics of their song "Beware The Wolf":

...let us ride before the break of day
through woven woods in Elven lands
to find the starry-jeweled hand...

This digitally remastered Second Edition features previously unreleased material and several entirely new performances, including J.R.R. Tolkien's original song "Namárië", plus an entirely new song with lyrics by the noted Tolkien linguist Helge Kåre Fauskanger.

Digital album downloads include a fully illustrated 50-Page digital booklet with album notes and lyrics.

TRACKS:
1. Tîr Im
2. The Longbottom Leaf
3. The Silver Bowl
4. The Man in the Moon
5. A Verse to Elbereth Gilthóniel
6. Elo Elleth
7. Beware the Wolf
8. Oromë: Lord of the Hunt
9. Creation Hymn
10. Silmesse
11. Elechoi Mirnu Aglaron
12. When Dûrin Woke
13. Eala Earendel
14. Namárië
15. The Battle of Evermore
16. The Blood of Kings
17. Canticle to Elbereth Gilthóniel
18. The Evening Star
19. Terra Beata

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The Forbidden Language Series

Have you always wanted to learn a foreign language but thought that there wasn't a practical reason to invest the time? Well, Oglio and Extra Curricular Learning have the answer for you - The Forbidden Language Series!

You can choose from Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Yiddish, Russian and even Ebonics. You'll learn practical translations such as these from Forbidden Spanish:

Eat me! - ¡Come me!
Eat shit and die! - ¡Come mierda y muerete!
Fuck you! - ¡Chingado!
Fuck your mother! - ¡Chinga tú madre!
Go fuck yourself! - ¡Vete a chingarte!
Shut the fuck up! - ¡Callate el pinche hocico!
Will you go to bed with me? - ¿Puedes ir a la cama conmigo?
Are you using birth control? - ¿Usas algo para controlar ponerte encinta?
Your body makes me hot. - Tu cuerpo me pone caliente.

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The Forbidden Language Series

Ray Manzarek and Michael McClure – The Piano Poems: Live From San Francisco

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Michael McClure is a Beat Generation poet, playwright and songwriter. Ray Manzarek is a founding member of The Doors, songwriter and music producer. Together they take their loyal fans on a musical mind expanding journey with their creations. Their collaboration was documented in the Oglio Home Video release “The Third Mind” and brought to life in this all new album of thought provoking poetry.

The Doors were influenced by the 1960s beatniks and that spirit continues with this collaboration. When asked “What’s the difference between Jim Morrison’s rock lyrics and a poem?” Ray responded that “There really is no difference between Jim’s poetry writings and his music lyrics.”

Jim Morrison introduced Michael McClure to Ray during the recording sessions for “Waiting For The Sun.” That fateful meeting is still bearing fruit today with “The Piano Poems: Live From San Francisco.”

Larry Kassin is featured on flute in 13 of the 14 tracks on this collection. Larry founded the internationally recognized Noe Valley Music Series in 1981, at the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco, California.

Oglio Records has released a soundtrack album ("Love Her Madly") and a DVD ("The Third Mind") with the legendary Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. This latest release, a collaboration with Ray and poet Michael McClure entitled "The Piano Poems: Live From San Francisco", takes Ray's music to another dimension.

Michael McClure states:

On a cold, foggy night in San Francisco after a great Japanese meal, Manzarek and I stepped onto the stage and there were sparks of consciousness — the stage was on fire with poems and piano Improvisations. The symbiosis and the synergy made lights. Then Larry Kassin stepped up to join us with his jazz flute and Lou Judson was recording. This is a live album with its heart still beating — no tricks, gimmicks, or second takes. We are bringing together my poetry and Ray’s improvisations that shape my word-sounds into richer meanings: Piano Poems.

There’s no way to be without a politics or an antipolitics, no way to be without art, without anger and generosity, without laughter and kindness.

That’s the edge we’re whetting on this album.

—Michael McClure

More details coming soon. Release date: August 14, 2012.
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Crappy Records Presents: Have A Crappy Summer!

Oglio Records and our sister label Crappy Records are proud to announce the June 5th release of our first Crappy compilation, Have A Crappy Summer! Check out this awesome track listing:

Album Track listing:
1 Bowling For Soup - T.G.I.S.
2 Allstar Weekend - Buzzed
3 Dollyrots - Super Mega Ultraviolet
4 Erik Chandler - Malibu Classic
5 Linus Of Hollywood (feat. Brett Anderson of The Donnas) Summer Fling
6 Nerf Herder - I'm The Droid You're Looking For
7 Hollywood Ending - Famous
8 Jarinus (feat. Paul Gilbert) - Why's It So Hot?
9 MC Lars - Summer Camp Love (It's So In Tents)
10 Patent Pending - These Pools Were Made For Hopping
11 Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes - Ask
12 Sunderland - Wherever You Wanna Be
13 People On Vacation - This Is Me
14 Super Happy Fun Club - OK OK
15 Madina Lake - Every Little Thing
16 Ryan Hamilton - We've Got the Summer (Digital Download Only Bonus Track)

Buy the CD and digital download:

Crappy Records Store
iTunes Music Store
Amazon.com (Digital and physical CDs)

Pat Cooper – Comedy Ringtones

Pat Cooper releases his first batch of ringtones with all of his classic phrases that you know and love from the Howard Stern Show. Pat is at his best with these classics for your iPhone, Android and most other mobile phone models:

King Of All Media
Who The Hell Is This?
Hello Goodbye
A Very Important Call
You're A Bum
Your Pussy Is Calling
Are You Going To Just Let The Phone Ring?
Why Don't You Answer The Phone?
Is That A Phone Vibrating In Your Pocket?
Leave Me A Message
I Wish You A Peaceful Death
Shut Up, Sit Down!

 

Pat Cooper Ringtones now available on iTunes and Amazon:

Pat Cooper Ringtones - Pat Cooper

Kurt Baker – Special Edition 4GB USB 8-Track and Cassette

Kurt Baker 8-Track 4GB USB

  • This is a USB Flash Memory Stick shaped like a classic 8-Track or audio cassette.
  • Plus it is loaded with awesome Kurt Baker songs!
  • Contains the entire new EP "Rockin' For A Living"
  • and the entire classic covers album "Got It Covered".
  • Files are in MP3 and WAV format with bonus PDF booklets and surprises on the drive.
  • Compatible with most MAC and PC systems.
  • Some computer systems may need an extension cable (not included) due to the size of the USB memory stick and the location of your USB ports.

Kurt Baker 4GB USB Cassette OpenRockin’ For A Living - Track Listing:
1. Just Forget About It
2. Don't Steal My Heart Away
3. Can't Have Her Back
4. Kiss Me
5. Why You Gotta Lie?
6. The Problem

Got It Covered - Track Listing
1. Let Me Out
2. Hanging On The Telephone
3. Pump It Up
4. I’ve Done Everything For You
5. Is She Really Going Out With Him
6. Cruel To Be Kind
7. Turning Japanese

 

 

Kurt Baker 4GB USB Cassette BackKurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n' roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying "Have a Good Time All the Time". He is a founding member of the notable pop/punk outfit the Leftovers, who formed in 2002 and released many acclaimed records and toured all over North America and Europe. Kurt Baker's signature unique blend of ultra catchy Beach Boys/Beatles styled melodies under a relentless wall of high energy guitars and pounding rhythms have earned him the praise of Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout Records), Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel) and Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup).

Kurt emerged as a solo artist with a "labor of love" solo EP, "Got It Covered", (2010 Oglio Records). Produced by Los Angeles based pop genius, Linus of Hollywood, "Got It Covered" featured Baker's take on some of his favorite Power Pop songs of the 70's and 80's and featured guest appearances from Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo) and Adam Marcello (Katy Perry). Kurt's love of these classic songs all had one thing in common- "a key sense of melody.. and melody has always been the most important aspect of music to me. If you have a catchy hook in your song, you can do no wrong. I've always strived to write music that is catchy and fun.. that will be stuck in your head for hours after listening".

After a successful solo-tour of Europe in the fall of 2010, backed by Italy's best Power Pop band, The Radio Days, Baker focused on taking his solo act back to the USA. A brief stint of shows throughout the Midwest brought together a group of musicians featuring Mike Bryne (the Methadones), Wyatt Funderburk (Second Saturday), Geoff Useless (the Guts) & Craig Sala (Planeside), to make up the Kurt Baker Band.

Kurt Baker – Rockin’ For A Living CD

Kurt Baker - Rockin' For A Living CD
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Rockin’ For A Living - Track Listing:
1. Just Forget About It
2. Don't Steal My Heart Away
3. Can't Have Her Back
4. Kiss Me
5. Why You Gotta Lie?
6. The Problem

Rockin' For A Living - Vinyl LP Track Listing
Side A:
1. Just Forget About It
2. Don’t Steal My Heart Away
3. Can’t Have Her Back
4. Kiss Me
5. The Problem

Side B:
1. Why You Gotta Lie
2. I’ve Done Everything For You
3. Think It Over
4. Since You’ve Been On My Mind
5. Let Me Out

Vinyl LP Notes: It's a 10 song LP featuring 2 cover tunes and 8 brand new originals including one Kurt co-wrote with Tommy Dunbar of The Rubinoos. very very limited edition from Kurt's European tour.

Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time”. He is a founding member of the notable pop/punk outfit the Leftovers, who formed in 2002 and released many acclaimed records and toured all over North America and Europe. Kurt Baker’s signature unique blend of ultra catchy Beach Boys/Beatles styled melodies under a relentless wall of high energy guitars and pounding rhythms have earned him the praise of Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout Records), Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel) and Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup).

Kurt emerged as a solo artist with a “labor of love” solo EP, “Got It Covered”, (2010 Oglio Records). Produced by Los Angeles based pop genius, Linus of Hollywood, “Got It Covered” featured Baker’s take on some of his favorite Power Pop songs of the 70’s and 80’s and featured guest appearances from Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo) and Adam Marcello (Katy Perry). Kurt’s love of these classic songs all had one thing in common- “a key sense of melody.. and melody has always been the most important aspect of music to me. If you have a catchy hook in your song, you can do no wrong. I’ve always strived to write music that is catchy and fun.. that will be stuck in your head for hours after listening”

After a successful solo-tour of Europe in the fall of 2010, backed by Italy’s best Power Pop band, The Radio Days, Baker focused on taking his solo act back to the USA. A brief stint of shows throughout the Midwest brought together a group of musicians featuring Mike Bryne (the Methadones), Wyatt Funderburk (Second Saturday), Geoff Useless (the Guts) & Craig Sala (Planeside), to make up the Kurt Baker Band.

By January 2011, Baker had recruited longtime friends Josh Malia (The Taxis, Hi Fivin White Guys) and Kris Rodgers (Goodnight Process) into the fold. They soon returned to the studio to record the new “Rockin’ For A Living”, Kurt’s debut full-length solo album, due out October 25th 2011 on Oglio Records. As a special favor to Kurt’s European fans, “Rockin” For A Living” will be released as a limited-edition vinyl by Stardumb Records (Holland) and Torreznetes Entertainment (Spain). A tour of Europe has been booked as well as dates in the US to support the record.

When looking at what drives Kurt’s musical passion, he can pinpoint the second his life was changed by music. “The first record I ever loved was “Rubber Soul” by the Beatles. I must have been 5 years old when my uncle played me his cassette tape in his gigantic van as we drove through the rolling hills of Wisconsin. I’ll never forget the feeling that I felt when I first heard the opening chords of “Drive My Car” and the rockin’ shuffle of “The Word”.. even the melodic 12 string intro of Harrison’s “If I Needed Someone” hit me as something totally new and foreign. The songs in “Rubber Soul” just struck something in me.. it was exciting, and almost indescribable. I finally felt like I understood something.”

Kurt Baker
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“There are a couple of things I pride myself in, buy first is my ability to spot raw talent. The first time I met the Leftovers - goofy teens from Maine who drove ten hours just to play a free party in Queens - I knew they were the real thing. Kurt Baker's got an ear for pop melody that only comes along a few times in a generation, and a true love for the minutiae and history of rock 'n' roll. I can't wait to hear what he comes up with next.” - Jim Testa, Jersey Beat

“Kurt Baker is an amalgamation of all my favorite things. He’s got a biting vocal swagger (reminiscent of Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson), a comprehensive knowledge of classic pop music, a lovable Joey Ramone-esque personality and the songwriting chops of a man twice his age. I’m continuously excited by his creativity, positivity and prolificness.” - Linus of Hollywood
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Shonen Knife

Wikipedia (September 2011) - Shonen Knife, which transliterates as Shonen Naifu, literally "Boy Knife," is an all-female Japanese pop-punk band formed in Osaka, Japan, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock acts, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs expressing infectious melodies and simplistic, exuberant lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal '90s alternative rock acts such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. The band has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones.

Shonen Knife - Genki Shock

Shonen Knife - Genki Shock

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Shonen Knife came back in 2006 with the all new Genki Shock! In their 25th anniversary as a group, Shonen Knife stay true to their "Ramones Of Japan" punk pop roots. Fans call this sharper edged release their best in years. The US version has been re-recorded in English, it features a new sequence, and it has a new version of the album art with English lyrics in the liner notes.

"The word 'Genki' means cheerful, high-spirited, vigorous or spry in Japanese. I’d like you to be 'Genki' with this album. Also the word 'Genki' is similar to the Japanese word 'Denki'. 'Denki Shock' means 'Electric Shock'. If you listen to Shonen Knife, you will get a cheerful shock. Have fun!"

- Naoko Yamano

Tracks:

  1. Introduction
  2. S-P-A-M
  3. Jeans Blue
  4. Anime Phenomenon
  5. Spider House
  6. My Magic Glasses
  7. The Queen Of Darkness
  8. Forest Walk
  9. A World Atlas
  10. Broccoli Man
  11. Rock Society
  12. Under My Pillow
  13. Giant Kitty
Shonen Knife Catalog

Shonen Knife Catalog

The Japanese trio Shonen Knife made major fans out of Alt-rock's elite including Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross, among many others. They built a solid worldwide cult following and have spawned new fans with their tours including Lollapalooza, the release of a Shonen Knife tribute CD, as well as new material. Much of Shonen Knife's earlier material has been unavailable for quite some time and because of the pent up demand and to support their upcoming 2005 tour, Oglio Records has decided to re-release their first four discs at a very attractive price.

Shonen Knife "712" Tracks:

  1. Shonen Knife
  2. Lazybone
  3. Diet Run
  4. Blue Oyster Cult
  5. Rain
  6. The Luck Of The Irish
  7. My Favorite Town
  8. Faith Healer
  9. Redd Kross
  10. White Flag
  11. Superstar
  12. Expo '90
  13. Fruit Loop Dreams
  14. The Moon World
  15. Baggs
  16. Lazybone (Live Bonus Track)
  17. Blue Oyster Cult (Live Bonus Track)

Shonen Knife "Yama-no Attchan" Tracks:

  1. An Angel Has Come
  2. Cycling Is Fun
  3. Elmar Elevator
  4. Banana Leaf
  5. Chinese Song
  6. Flying Jelly Attack
  7. Cannibal Papaya
  8. Dali's Sunflower
  9. Insect Collector
  10. Bye Bye
  11. Flying Jelly Attack (Live Bonus Track)
  12. Insect Collector (Live Bonus Track)

Shonen Knife "Burning Farm" Tracks:

  1. Miracles
  2. Parallel Woman
  3. Twist Barbie
  4. Elephant Pao Pao
  5. Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner's Theme
  6. Animal Song
  7. A Day At The Factory
  8. Burning Farm
  9. Parrot Polynesia
  10. Watchin' Girl
  11. Banana Fish
  12. Watchin' Girl (Live Bonus Track)
  13. Twist Barbie (Live Bonus Track)

Shonen Knife "Pretty Little Baka Guy" Tracks:

  1. Making Plans For Bison
  2. Summertime Boogie
  3. I Wanna Eat Chocobars
  4. Public Bath
  5. Devil House
  6. Antonio Baka Guy
  7. Ice Cream City
  8. Ah, Singapore
  9. Riding On The Rocket
  10. Kappa Ex.
  11. Riding On The Rocket (Live Bonus Track)
  12. Kappa Ex. (Live Bonus Track)
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