This Just In: Ooooohio

Expanding on their Punk 45 series, Soul Jazz Records just dropped two collections of 70’s/early-80’s punk from, uh, Ohio. A seemingly random regional selection at first glance, but some people consider Ohio the “true birthplace of punk music in the mid-1970s.” Makes a lot of sense when you consider the familiar names on these comps (e.g. Devo, Pere Ubu, The Waitresses). But for all the obvious, there’s also multiple tracks from some lesser-knowns to round out the offerings. Both collections are available on 2LP and CD, and as per Soul Jazz protocol, come with extensive liner notes. It’s like you get a record and a book – seriously. Pick these up alongside something from this week’s complete in-stock list below!

Various – PUNK 45: Extermination Nights In The Sixth City – Cleveland, Ohio: Punk And the Decline Of The Mid West 1975-82 2LP, CD
Listen: Pere Ubu – “Final Solution”
Various – PUNK 45: Burn Rubber City Burn! – Akron, Ohio: Punk And The Decline Of The Mid West 1975-80 2LP, CD
Listen: The Waitresses – “The Comb”

“Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Punk 45’ album Extermination Nights In The Sixth City charts the rise of underground punk in the mid-west city of Cleveland, Ohio, which for many people is the true birthplace of punk music in the mid-1970s.Featuring a fantastic collection of punk 45 singles from Cleveland groups including Pere Ubu, electric eels, The Pagans, Rockets From The Tomb, Mirrors, X–X and more.

Burn, Rubber City Burn charts the rise of the music scene in the mid-west city of Akron, Ohio at a time when the city and the rubber industry it was associated with was in deep decline. Featuring a fantastic collection of Akron groups including Devo, The Bizarros, Rubber City Rebels, Jane Aire, Chi-Pig, The Waitresses and more.”


New releases, reissues & restocks: The decline of your savings 😉
5,6,7,8’s – Teenage Mojo Workout LP
A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology 2LP
Air – Moon Safari LP
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave LP; Summer 12″ EP
Aaron Dilloway – The Beauty Bath Picture LP
Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers 2LP; Luxury Problems 2LP
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion 2LP
Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin LP
Basic Channel – Q Loop 12″
Beach House – Bloom 2LP
Beautiful Swimmers – Sleepyhead (Test Pressing) 12″
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Vol. 1 LP
Boards Of Canada – Hi Scores 12″
Bonobo – Flashlight EP 12″
Brazil Classics 5 – Hips Of Tradition: Return Of Tom Ze LP
Brian Eno – Nerve Net 2LP; The Drop 2LP; The Shutov Assembly 2LP
Brian Jonestown Massacre – And This Is Our Music 2LP; Braveryrepetitionandnoise LP; Methodrone 2LP; Take It From The Man! 2LP
Budos Band – Burnt Offering LP, CD
Checker Kabb – By My Side 7″
Coil/NIN – Recoiled LP
Daft Punk – Alive 2007 2LP; Discovery 2LP
Danny James Etc. – Pear LP*
Dazzle – Layin In The Shade LP
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism 2LP
DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
Entombed – Same Difference 2LP*
Erykah Badu – Baduizm LP
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear 2LP*, CD*
Feedtime – Flatiron 7″*
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit LP
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues 2LP; S/T 2LP
Foo Fighers – Foo Fighters LP; Greatest Hits 2LP
Gene Clark – No Other LP
George Smallwood – You Know I Love You 12″
Hazylujah – How Can You Hide… 12″
Heiress – Of Great Sorrow LP*
Helms Alee – Sleepwalking Sailors LP
High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis 2LP
Iggy Pop – American Caesar 2LP
Initials – Message In The Music 7″
Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days LP; Shepherd’s Dog LP; The Creek Drank The Cradle LP; Woman King LP
J Dilla – Beats Batch 1-4 10″s
JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll LP*
Jah Thomas – Meets Scientist In Rock Dub LP
James Brown And His Fabulous Flames – Please Please Please LP
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.SS 2LP
John Cale – The Academy In Peril LP
Johnny Cash – At San Quentin LP; Live From Austin TX LP
Justice – Cross 2LP
King Tubby – Crazy Bald Head Dub LP; Iyatha LP; Roots Of Dub LP
Legowelt – Los Alamos Motel EP 12″
Madlib – Shades Of Blue LP
Makaveli – The Don Illuminati 2LP
Marvin Gaye – I Want You LP; Trouble Man LP*
MF DOOM – Operation Doomsday 2LP ; Special Herbs 5 & 6 2LP + 7″
Michael Jackson – Thriller 25th Anniversary Picture LP
Mikael Seifu & Dawit Eklund – 1432R002 12″
Mikael Seifu – Yarada LIJ EP 12″
Miles Davis – Collectors’ Items LP; Kind Of Blue LP; Sketches Of Spain LP
Miles Davis All Stars – Walkin’ LP
Misfits – Collection II LP
Mississippi Fred McDowell – Delta Blues LP
Moon B – III Realms LP
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade 2LP; Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge LP
Neil Young – Live At The Cellar Door LP
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left LP
NOFX – Punk In Drublic LP
Nuclear Santa Claust – Je Ne Sais Claust LP*
ODESZA – In Return 2LP
Outkast – ATLiens 2LP
Pantera – Cowboys From Hell 2LP; Vulgar Display Of Power 2LP
Pissed Jeans – Shallow LP+7″
Prima Donna – Nine Lives And Forty-Fives LP*
Psychic Mirrors – Charlene 12″
Sam Cooke – Encore LP
Sleaford Mods – Divide An Exit LP
Shannon & The Clams – Dreams In The Rat House LP
Shins – Chutes Too Narrow LP; Oh, Inverted World LP; Wincing The Night Away LP
Sleater-Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One LP; No Cities To Love LP, CD; The Woods 2LP
Southern Culture On The Skids & Fred Schneider – Party Ay My Trouse 12″*
Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up… LP; Seer 3LP
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker 2LP; Lonerism 2LP
The Killjoys – Naive LP*
The Postal Service – Give Up LP
The Souljazz Orchestra – Freedom No Go Die LP*; Manifesto LP*
The Ting Tings – Super Critical LP
The Trash Company – Having Fun 12″
Thelonious Monk Quintet – S/T LP
Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane – S/T LP
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes LP*
Throbbing Gristle – D.O.A. LP
Thurston Moore & John Moloney – Full Bleed LP*
Tool – Lateralus 2LP; Opiate 12″
Twerps – Range Anxiety LP
Ty Segall Band – Live In San Francisco LP, CD
Uku Kuut & Maryn – Suggestive 12″
Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub LP
Various – A Rough Guide To Arabic Jazz LP
Various – Black Fire! New Spirits! 3LP
Various – Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical LP
Various – Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas 2LP
Various – Calypsoul 70 2LP
Various – Chicago Soul 2LP
Various – Decadubs 2 2×12″; Decadubs 3 EP 12″; Decadubs 4 EP 12″; Decadubs 5 2×12″
Various – Love, Peace & Poetry: British Psychedelic Music LP
Various – Miami Sound CD
Various – Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! 2LP
Various – Psych-Funk 101 2LP
Various – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik 2LP
Various – Studio One Dancehall 3LP
Various – Studio One Rocksteady 2LP
Various – Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 2 LP
Various – The Music Of Tanzania 2LP*
Various – Tropicalia 2LP
Various – Turkish Freakout Vol. 1 2LP
Various – Vibe 2 2LP
Various – Where Soul Began: 2 1955-1962 2CD
Various – William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet OST LP*
Various – Witchcraft In The Air: Detroit Soul 57-62 2CD
Wiley – Life Is A Game Of Snakes & Ladders 2LP*
World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5 – Who Is William Onyeabor? CD
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Zs – Xe LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue