Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday:
ARTIST: Jane’s Addiction
ALBUM: Nothing’s Shocking, Ritual de lo Habitual
BACKSTORY: Although they’re technically being released Saturday for Record Store Day, the new deluxe 180-gram vinyl reissues of the two classic Jane’s studio albums likely will start showing up in shops Tuesday with the rest of the new releases.
ARTIST: John Doe and the Sadies
ALBUM: Country Club
BACKSTORY: The legendary X man teams up with The Sadies to churn out an album of country classics by the likes of Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, as well as three tunes by the Sadies and one Doe cowrote with X’s Exene Cervenka.
ARTIST: Grand Duchy
ALBUM: Petits Fours
BACKSTORY: The debut album from the Pixies’ Black Francis and his wife, Violet Clark, veers slightly into synthpop, but still features guitars and driving bass, plus vocals from both.
ARTIST: Talking Heads
BACKSTORY: Like the Jane’s Addiction releases, this 180-gram vinyl reissue of the Heads’ seminal first album technically comes out Saturday as part of the Record Day promotion.
ARTIST: The Mission
ALBUM: Live and Last
BACKSTORY: This two-disc live album marks some of the final performances of the Mission — aka The Mission UK around these parts — in Europe last year.
ALBUM: Walk Among Us
BACKSTORY: Yet another Record Store Day reissue; this time it’s the classic 1982 debut from the Misfits, reissued on 140-gram vinyl.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS:
- Pixies’ Black Francis teams up with wife for Grand Duchy album, warm-up tour
- Sonic Youth, New Order, The Smiths issuing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day
- Wayne Hussey chronicles The Mission’s final gig with ‘Live & Last’
- X letting fans help pick setlists on ‘Total Request Live’ tour
- Jane’s Addiction opens up its ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ with new box set