Black Magic: The Music Illustration of Mark Rudolph


Detroit has always been blessed with tons of artistic talent and one its latest stars comes in the form of illustrator Mark Rudolph. The passion that goes into his incredible artwork is only matched by his fervor for the music that acts as his muse. From his ingenious contributions to projects like Henry and Glenn Forever to his work in his own books including Satan Is Alive: A Tribute To Mercyful Fate and Metal: The Illustration of Mark Rudolph, Mark's art can be appreciated by both comic and music fans. Read more

Light In The Attic Visits UHF On Annual Record Road Trip


The crew from Light in the Attic Records made their annual road trip around the country over the course of the past month or so. We had the pleasure of hosting them in the shop, as they brought along some of their killer reissues including legendary local records like Cold Fact and Coming To Reality from Rodriguez. While at UHF, the LITA crew interviewed the producer of the aforementioned records and legendary Funk Brother, Dennis Coffey. Read more

Sun Records Reissues From Third Man Records


Motown. Abbey Road. Electric Ladyland. Stax. Muscle Shoals. Sun Records. There are few studios who, at the mere mention of their names, take your mind and ears to a certain place in music history. You can name the songs and the albums that were cut there and the players who played on them. For the new Third Man Records reissue series featuring some of Sun Records early recordings, the newer Nashville label is forcing all eyes back on Memphis for another look at the birth of rock 'n' roll. Read more

Dead Moon Reissues from Mississippi Records


Throughout the past six decades of independent music, no musician has been more prolific than Fred Cole. No one. As the leader of gangly garage rock bands, fierce punk outfits and stripped down rock groups, Cole has released record after record and gone on tour after tour. What sets him apart from any of his journeyman contemporaries? All of the music is fantastic. Read more

Lee Hazelwood Archive Series

RecordStoreDetroitBlurring the edges between psychedelia, country and R&B, Lee Hazelwood remains only known as the mustachioed mainman behind Nancy Sinatra's hit single, "These Boots Are Made For Walking." That is, unless Light In The Attic Records has anything to do with it. Attempting to take Lee Hazelwood from being a music history footnote to a reformed legend, the Seattle reissue label is walking the same trail they've blazed when releasing records from Donnie & Joe Emerson and Detroit's own Rodriguez. Read more

Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label


Just as Devora Brown's Fortune Records was to Berry Gordy's Motown, Arrow Brown's Bandit Records was the dirty underbelly of the more mainstream funk and soul labels of Chicago in the 1960s. Churning out a decades worth of near-hits, the larger-than-life Brown not only choose his label's talent, but also wrote, produced, arranged almost every song released by the label. Now available for the first time on vinyl, the Numero Group has reissued their successful CD compilation of Bandit material as a three LP set. Read more