New Releases — June 18, 2012 at 6:35 am

New releases: Bob Mould, Jane’s Addiction, Men Without Hats, Vicious Pink

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.


ARTIST : Bob Mould
RELEASE: Bob Mould + The Last Dog and Pony Show + Live Dog ’98
 Demon Music Group this week, in the U.K., follows up its recent Sugar reissues with a new 3CD set that collects 1996′s Bob Mould and 1998′s The Last Dog and Pony Show, plus Live Dog ’98, an 18-track concert disc recorded in London and released in 2002. Bonus material consists of five B-sides and an interview (see tracklist here).


ARTIST : Jane’s Addiction
RELEASE: Nothing’s Shocking
BACKSTORY: Attention audiophiles: The first studio album, originally released in 1988, from the Los Angeles alt-rock legends is released this week as an Audio Fidelity 24-karat gold disc. The album features “Jane Says,” “Mountain Song,” “Standing in the Shower Thinking,” “Ted, Just Admit It,” “Summertime Rolls” and more.


ARTIST : Men Without Hats
RELEASE: Love in the Age of War
 The reactivated Canadian New Wave stars release their first album in nine years in the U.S. this week on CD (the digital release was last). Frontman Ivan Doroschuk produced the album with former Skinny Puppy member Dave “Rave” Ogilvie, and it includes the first single “Head Above Water,” which you can stream here.


ARTIST : Vicious Pink
RELEASE: Vicious Pink: Expanded Edition
BACKSTORY:  The British synthpop duo’s self-titled debut receives an expanded reissue in the U.K. this week via Cherry Red, with the original album’s nine songs supplemented by seven bonus tracks taken from the band’s four Parlophone singles. The bonus tracks include four versions of the band’s best-known single, “CCCan’t You See.”




  1. Do the 24-karat discs make any difference at all? Ones and Zeros are Ones and Zeros no matter what the disc is made of aren’t they? Or is there some kind of actual science behind it? I’m still waiting on double disc reissues of “Nothing’s Shocking” and “Ritual”.

  2. nwilhelmy

    Slight correction: the Jane’s Addiction album is being released through the Audio Fidelity label, who are similar to Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab:

    I have a similar edition of The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” and it sounds amazing. I’ll definitely be picking up the Jane’s Addiction release.

  3. The Madcircle

    I would defeinitely get it because the remastering alone will crush anything Warner Bros did.

  4. The Madcircle

    And i too await the 25 year annivesary of Nothings Shocking next year. If they decide to do it at all.

  5. These Audio Fidelity release are nicely done usually. They also tend to go out of print so worth getting before they’re gone…

  6. Jim stewart

    I want the men without hats physical cd… Amazon & best buy both show it on back order… Wonder if it actually came out?

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