Lillie Mae <3
Hot off the presses at United, our next trio of Sun Records reissues is ready to make its way onto your turntable. This is the second installment of our ongoing partnership with Sun, (the first including The Prisonaires, Johnny Cash, and Rufus Thomas), with each release remaining faithful to its original issue. We’ve replicated the classic logo and label design and coupled it with a custom sleeve that employs the rooster that Sun founder Sam Phillips regretted losing when the label stopped pressing 78’s and moved exclusively to 45’s. One of the first releases to be pressed as a 45 by Sun during this transition is the first 7” included in this set, D.A. Hunt’s “Lonesome Old Jail” b/w “Greyhound Blues.”
Daniel Augusta Hunt, better known as Junior Hunt, was born in Munford, AL in 1929. On or around March 11th, 1953, Hunt recorded these two songs at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis and they were released in June of that year. For over 50 years, these songs were believed to only exist in 78 rpm form, until a copy pressed as a 45 rpm 7” single turned up in Minnesota. This only known copy was sold on eBay in 2010 for $10,323. This marks the first legitimate release of Hunt’s material on a 7” record, and both songs are outstanding examples of the heartbreaking, desolate nature of the solo bluesman accompanying himself on guitar and borrow heavily from the template set by Lightnin’ Hopkins. Hunt was arrested in Memphis in 1958 for stealing a saxophone and died in May 1962 in Phoenix, AZ.
Most likely recorded in June of 1956, “Rockhouse” is a prime example of quintessential, undiluted rockabilly. While Roy and the Teen Kings’ stint with Sun would be brief, the sheer power unleashed on these tracks is palpable. Most folks are only familiar with Orbison’s perfected pop orchestrations recorded for Monument Records in the ’60s, but his roots were firmly planted in the dusty West Texas sound, were influenced heavily by Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, and remain equally important as the work of both.
Like the Golden Gate Bridge, hot dogs, Wrigley Field, Converse All-Stars, and Jack Daniels, “Great Balls of Fire” is of the uppermost echelon of cultural exports America has ever produced. If you don’t already know this, it’s okay…you can buy this single now and no one will be the wiser. The Killer at his finest.
ARE WE THE FIRST RECORD LABEL TO RELEASE AN EFFECTS PEDAL?…..PROBABLY.
Perhaps the most exciting thing the musician in your life could find in his or her stocking this year is the Bumble Buzz Guitar Pedal, a buzz pedal made by Union Tube and Transistor and modeled after the pedal they made for Jack White to use while recording “I’m Shakin’.” Hand-produced with painstaking attention to detail, this pedal will arrive to its lucky recipient housed in a gorgeous wooden box (which includes custom bandana) and ready to crank out some stinging sounds.
Director: Michael Carter
Editing: Michael Carter and Harry Kagan
Filmed @Readymade Studio
"Bread and Water" written by Jack White
“Just Like Heaven” ☼ The Cure (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, 1987)
"Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick,
The one that makes me scream,” she said
"The one that makes me laugh," she said
Threw her arms around my neck
"Show me how you do it
And I promise you, I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you”
It’s always bugged me that people adore “Lovesong” but never give this song the recognition it deserves. “Just Like Heaven” is, in my opinion, one of the best love songs of all time, maybe the best. At any rate very few songs are as perfectly written & executed as this one & it’s my favourite Cure song by miles.
1. Are you satisfied with the way your life is right now?
No. Not in any way.
2. Do you drink enough water?
3. When was the last time you ate at Burger King?
5ish years ago. They’re foul.
4. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
Mountains. Beaches involve bathing suits & seriously, fuck that noise.
5. How do you usually feel when you wake up on a morning?
Sad & pissed that I’m awake.
6. Would you rather take someone on a date, or be taken on a date?
Neither, I’d rather be left alone. Dating involves people & people lead to disappointment.
7. When was the last time you wore high heeled shoes?
Prom maybe? I have a bad knee which makes walking in heels almost impossible.
9. How often do you cry?
I used to cry all the time but lately not so much.
10. Ever had a crush on a teacher?
I had a debilitating crush on my drawing professor in college, unfortunately I didn’t find out it was mutual until after I graduated & moved far away. He’s still hot as fuck.
11. Can you wire a plug?
12. Do you wear socks to bed?
13. What is currently bugging you?
Everything. I am not in a good position right now in any respect.
14. Where were you when you got your first period?
In the back of my mom’s van while she was in the UPS depot arguing with some idiot about how torn up a package had come. It was one of the worst days of my life because I knew what it meant.
15. Can you change a car tire?
Probably, but I’ve never had to.
16. Have you met more than ten celebrities?
Depends on how you define ‘met’. I have met quite a few of my heroes, like Chuck Palahniuk, Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright & Jack White (sort of).
17. Do you sleep naked?
If it’s not too cold,
18. What was the best music gig you’ve ever attended?
The White Stripes at the Roseland Ballroom on November 18th, 2003. That show literally changed my fucking life.
19. Have you ever had sexual feelings for anyone you follow?
I don’t know anyone I follow, but records make me hot so maybe for TMR?
20. Do you think bisexual candycorn is hot?
Bisexual anything is hot.
21. Favourite Disney princess?
Disney is evil & their princesses have brainwashed whole generations of girls into having unrealistic expectations for love & for their own capabilities as human beings. So FUCK THAT NOISE.
22. Favourite city?
I love NYC. Toronto is also fucking gorgeous and people are, no joke, way way way less shitty in Canada.
23. Can you drive?
24. Cigarettes or alcohol?
Both, all the time, forever.
25. Exercise or healthy eating?
Also both, although I’m way better at smoking & drinking.
26. Favourite and least favourite accents?
I love almost every accent, each one has its own charms. But the second someone from New Jersey or Long Island opens their mouth I want to gut punch them so I don’t have to hear their misshappen words.
27. What are you looking forward to?
My best friend/platonic soul mate is coming to visit on Friday & we’re gonna see Thor: The Dark World together & fangirl over Loki because we’re the only people we know who understand our respective nerdiness,
28. Did you play Red Rover when you were a child?
Once or twice in grade school. Dodgeball was way better.
29. Are you more attracted to men or women?
Mostly men but physical gender doesn’t have too much to do with it.
30. Do you like 1980s fashion?
As someone old enough to kind of remember how gross it was when it happened, no.
"Alfons Maria Mucha (Ivančice, 24 July 1860 – Prague, 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs."
I know there are some avid collectors out there, so I’ve bought two extra copies of Time with Benedict on the cover of course.
I will send it via post anywhere in the world (!), of course your ask-box better be open (or else I will have to choose someone else), and you’ll also have to give me your address (that’s the point I suppose). Two winners will be selected randomly (by one of those random-generators).
1. Must be following me
2. Only reblogs.
Thank you my 2,245 followers! I like you a lot, and will host a bigger give-away soon. This one ends on 21 of October 10:00 (GMT+01:00).
UPDATE: Bought two more today. So there will be four winners instead of just two!