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    A couple boxes of the out-of-print 2009 vinyl LP on the Camera Obscura label came our way - get one while they last! "...simply another batch of superb songs: the pop nuggets "Valerie Rose" and "Watching Jaime Dance," the brooding beauty "The Mystery," the naked plea "Please Come Home," the folk-rock confection "Lady of Spain." Great stuff." - Michael Toland, Trouser Press From the Camera Obscura website... Much along the lines of the earlier Narcotic Kisses compilation, Hidden Minutes is a compilation of odds'n'sods that seemed to beg to be brought together into neat package for fans of Jeff Kelly's fertile song-writing imagination and psych-pop recording stylings. Various singles that had been made available on the internet only needed a place on the "permanent record." So here you have it, a virtual cornucopia of tracks that in an ideal world would be spinning out of your car radio in classic 7" fashion.
  • The Green Pajamas - To The End of the Sea
    "For those who know the Pajamas and their music, the new album will be another step forward.  For those who don’t, the music above will give you an idea of why many of us hold the band in such high regard.  I steal this from the one-sheet which came with the CD to give you an idea of what the album entails. The album tells the story of a lighthouse keeper, the mysterious woman he finds on his beach after a storm one night and what happens from there.  Who is Juliet?  Fallen from a star, a mermaid or maybe just a mysterious woman?  It is sort of a sci-fi romance micro-rock-opera seasoned with a pinch of gothic.  Most of the songs are short, tied into two long medleys.  Many were in fact recorded in that fashion, with one song running right into the next.  Bang, bang and onto the next song. They fashion albums, do the Pajamas.  And Jeff Kelly has honed his craft as songwriter and arranger.  If you don’t have any Pajamas albums in your collection, To the End of the Sea is a great place to start." Frank Gutch Jr. – Segarini: Don’t Believe A Word I Say  
  • Green Pajamas - If You Knew What I Dreamed
    "This release offers further evidence of the song writing genius of Jeff Kelly and the power of The Green Pajamas..." Simon Lewis - The Terrascope "Jeff Kelly (who has always written the majority of Green Pajamas material) is a bit of a genius, a graduate from the classic school of pop songwriting who combines Beatlesque melodies with imagery you'd more reasonably expect to encounter in classic gothic literature. His songs often contrast chiming guitar riffs with wistful, melancholy melody lines in a way that leaves the listener expecting a twist around every corner. All of which makes the fact that this release focuses solo on Kelly's compositions a very good thing indeed. "If You Knew What I Dreamed" is a live-in-studio release with a few new songs and several GP deep cuts as well as fleshed out band arrangements of some of the very best tracks from Kelly's solo albums." Nathan Ford - The Active Listener
  • The Green Pajamas - Death By Misadventure
    ‘Death By Misadventure’ is a wacky exercise in psychedelia. Just accept that the moon is made of cheese and give Death By Misadventure a good listen, it’s well worth it. Mark Whitfield - Americana-UK "this is fine stuff, and in the tradition of all the best concept albums, is best enjoyed without trying to follow the somewhat dubious storyline ... the Pajamas continue to do what they do best, namely tuneful acid-pop laced with inspired guitar work, harpsichords, a playful sense of English whimsy not heard since the late sixties, and naturally, choruses that sound like they've been plucked from some great undiscovered songbook in the sky. Nathan - The Active Listener
  • The Hitmen - Smashface

    The Hitmen – Smashface

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    "Smashface mixes an eclectic batch of influences into an infectious set of songs that will alternatively have you shaking your head and singing along. Guitarist/songwriter Joe Leonard is the driving force here – his bottomless bag of guitar tones and techniques alludes to everybody from Andy Gill and Will Sergeant to Jimmy Nolan and Eddie Van Halen, sometimes all at once, and his colorful synth excursions further fill out the bands varied sound. Singer/songwriter Mark Palmer manages to keep up with solid rhythm guitar chops and an endearingly nerdy voice that sits comfortably amid the melodic chaos. Echoes of power pop (“Medicine Hat,” “Perfect Pain,” “Ice Age”), soulful balladry (“This Must Be the Place”), funk (“Cold War”), saloon crooning (“My Love Ran Out”) and, er, heavy metal/ska/psych/pop (“Thrasher’s Corner”) keep the record eclectic, but the band’s consistent writing and appealing personality tie everything together with common threads.  Spin Smashface and become the first member of the new cult of the Hitmen." Michael Toland - The Big Takeover
  • Green Pajamas - Ghosts of Love
    LPs are the original 1991 vinyl pressing. Download contains bonus tracks from CD. "An astonishing album of such incandescent intensity that the Pajamas all but self-destructed during its making," Phil McMullen - Ptolmaic Terrascope. "The Green Pajamas vision as we know it first coalesced on Ghosts of Love. As the sole songwriter here, Kelly lets a folk undercurrent flow lushly through the album; many of the melodies sound like the first generation of American music, when Scotch-Irish and British song were still fresh in the cultural memory. Combining olde worlde tunes with Kelly's newfound skill at storytelling, "Wedding Day," "Surfacing" and "The Death of Molly Bernard" wander the record's landscape like ghosts from which you can't look away, even as their fingers caress your cheek. He lightens the tone, if not exactly the mood, with the catchy pop cuts "Walking in the Rain" and "The Thousand Days," the gnarly rocker "End of Love," the moody swoonfest "Angles of Passion" and the epic folk rock meditation "The Ghost of Love." Throughout, the group's love of '60s psychedelia informs the music without dominating it. With a graceful balance of modern production values, carefully wrought arrangements and consistently strong songwriting, Ghosts of Love stands as one of Green Pajamas' masterpieces." Michael Toland - Trouser Press "Yet another early Green Pajamas album that screams out injustice because way too few were giving it the proper exposure. At this point Jeff Kelly has taken over all the songwriting and lead vocals and we, the listeners, are richly rewarded for it. Just listen to 'Angles of Passion' and feel the vibes as layers of instruments from all over Fremont frame the exceptional vocals of Jeff. Other great songs are strategically dispersed among some mellower tracks. Seattle’s best kept secret is still an active band and enjoying a long run." otismidnight
  • Monkey Business
    GMR Exclusive! Original 1986 12” vinyl pressing for all vinyl freaks. Every song here is on the "It Crawled" comp, so only buy this if you want wax! "you'll want to crush and maim your way to the checkout line and PURCHASE. Bruce Pavitt - The Rocket "If you are a human being you will like this. If you are a human being and don't, I am not wrong, you are confused." Parkers Bark "a very good cross-section of Seattle acts on this compilation. 'Peppermint Stick' is one of those must haves songs." Frank Beeson - Option Named Top Seattle Comp of 1986 by The Rocket, ahead of Popllama's 12" Combo and the now famous Deep Six comp! Whee!