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The Catherine Wheel’s Adam & Eve To Be Reissued Next Month

Music On Vinyl is reissuing The Catherine Wheel’s 4th album, Adam & Eve, on vinyl. English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel was evolving quite fast to a band which made an impression in both the shoegaze as Britpop scene. Their fourth album Adam & Eve didn’t sound like any of the band’s previous albums. It was a new beginning, both musically as artistically. This unique record strikes a balance between the alternative rock, guitar pop and the dreamy world they created. They’re constantly shifting in volume, keys, and guitars, but every song is connected with the next. It is one of the most underrated albums of all time, as this can compete with ’90s records by Radiohead and Spiritualized. Just take your first spin and you won’t be disappointed.

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Blake Babies compilation available for pre-order

Around 1991 an old friend made a mixtape for me to introduce me to new music. This tape contained songs from bands from The Pixies to the Lemonheads, and many others.

It contained this tune called ‘Downtime’ from the Blake Babies which I became quite fond of. I still have this mixtape in my car that still has a cassette player and 6-disc changer. (Both hardly ever get used now that I installed a bluetooth adapter.)

The Blake Babies were a 3-piece with Juliana Hatfield, John Strohm, and Freda Love.


This leads me to the announcement from American Laundromat Records that they are re-issuing the Blake Babies compilation, Innocence And Experience, on vinyl.

It’s up for pre-order now. There are several color choices and you can also get a test pressing. It’s been remastered by Sean Glonek.

Innocence and Experience
Pre-order Innocence and Experience

It contains other great Blake Babies tunes such as Lament, Cesspool, and Girl In A Box.

American Laundromat has also recently released Juliana’s latest solo album and an album covering Olivia Newton-John songs.

Be sure to read Jack Rabid’s interesting interview with the Black Babies at rockandrollglobe.com.


Hum’s Matt Talbott to sell ‘Downward is Heavenward’ reissues next Sunday

1990s Champaign, Illinois Alternative Rock band Hum will be selling reissues of their Downward is Heavenward album on vinyl next Sunday, January 6th at 12 PM CST. (1 PM EST / 10 AM PST)

You can also order an exclusive Jay Ryan poster with the album.

Downward is Heavenward was released nearly 21 years ago on January 27, 1998 and made it to #6 on the US Indie charts.  In 1999, Pitchfork placed the album at #81 on their top 100 albums of the 1990s.

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