Yesterday Rolling Stone debuted “Killing The Blues”, side A of BCR’s Record Store Day seven-inch release on the two artists. Side B is a cover of Waylon Jennings’ iconic song “I’ve Always Been Crazy” and features Lee Roy Parnell on the lead guitar. “Killing The Blues” will be available on April 18th in brick-and-mortar record stores on white vinyl. There is only a limited amount of these being made, so if you want to secure your copy, speak to your local record store — They can still order now by calling AEC and placing a new order, or by calling 1-844-REACH-BCR today!
As many of you know the BCR BAZAAR went down at the end of 2014. We have fully restored the system, but our database of accounts was lost. This was due to incredibly negligent behavior on the part of Host Gator. So we do apologize. As our reward, anyone who clicks this link below will receive 10 free download slots.
YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-SETUP YOUR ACCOUNT… NO accounts survived. Those of you who paid for more credits, we have a paypal record of each purchase, so we can re-commit it to you.
Thank you for your patience!
We have made a ton of changes here at BCR in the last few months. First, we decided to move our Nashville operation down to Memphis. That’s right! BCR now has a major presence in Memphis and we are proud to be a part of it. Second, we are pleased to let you know that Shooter’s tribute to Giorgio Moroder will now be a FULL LENGTH album set for release this summer. More details on that coming soon. Third, we have put together (arguably) our finest set of releases to date for the upcoming Record Store Day 2015 which takes place at independent record stores all across the country on April 18th. Waylon’s earliest documented performances from 1955, Billy Ray Cyrus and Shooter Jennings teaming up for an incredible 7″, America’s favorite high school principal Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding) records two songs for one of our favorite 7″ releases to date, and lastly Stargunn’s very rare first album! Details on all releases below…
BCR026 – Billy Ray Cyrus & Shooter Jennings “Killing the Blues” White 7″ Vinyl
Never to do what is expected of him, Shooter Jennings takes yet another creative turn by producing and collaborating with Billy Ray Cyrus on this white 7″ vinyl “Killing The Blues”. The title track & A side features Billy Ray, Shooter and band kicking up the dust and reinventing the Rowland Salley classic with synthesizers, fiddle, banjo and acoustic guitar. The B side, a cover of Waylon Jennings 1978 hit “I’ve Always Been Crazy” features Lee Roy Parnell on slide guitar and sounds more like something you would find on “Derek & The Dominos” than a country standard. After recieving much criticism by the elder Jennings, Waylon and Cyrus met on KDF radio in Nashville in the 90’s and became fast friends. Now many years later the son of the country legend, and his old friend collaborate for a very unexpected
project with a very, unique and psychedelic sound.
BCR027 – Stargunn “The Only Way Up Is Down” white 12″ vinyl
In 2000, Shooter Jennings and his band, Stargunn, drove across country from Nashville, TN to Los Angeles chasing a new home for their music. Ironically, their first record was recorded in 2001 in Nashville! “The Only Way Up Is Down” was the only full studio album released by the band, and until now it has been unvailable except for the first 1000 CDs printed by the band. Now BCR Los Angeles is proud to release a limited edition White 12″ Vinyl of the band’s debut album. With new updated art by BCR staff designer, Keith Neltner & Neltner Small Batch, this record is the ultimate collectors item for any Shooter Jennings or Stargunn fan.
BCR028 – Waylon Jennings “Waylon 55 Live”
In 1955 an 18 year-old Waylon Jennings was a radio DJ at KZZN in his hometown of Littlefield, TX. Waylon often hosted “Guitar Pulls”, or musical events where several local artists traded songs and licks on the air. In a very special instance, one of these Guitar Pulls were recorded on the air to tape, and years later, thanks to Waylon’s family, the recordings have been brought to light. This very special, never-before heard 30 minute long live performance event is the ultimate collectors item for the Waylon Jennings fan. To hear him perform with such grace and confidence at such a young age, in such good quality (restored to it’s best possible quality in the Coil), is something not to be missed! BCR Memphis is proud to release “Waylon 55 Live” as it’s inaugural release on beautiful white 12″ vinyl.
BCR029 – Dennis Haskins “Belding’s Blues”
Most people would be most familiar with Dennis Haskins’ work as Mr. Belding on the runaway hit 1990’s television show “Saved By The Bell”, but not many people would know that Haskins’ got his start singing in musicals long before his casting in the teen-dream drama. Having been long time friends with both Shooter Jennings and his manager Jon Hensley, and in the tradition of BCR’s bucking of tradition, BCR Los Angeles is proud to present “Belding’s Blues”. Printed on beautiful white 7″ vinyl, “Belding’s Blues” features experimental music composed and constructed by Shooter Jennings to accompany Haskins’ voice. The stand-out track, a musical mash-up of Tom Jones’ hit “Delilah” and Kris Kristofferson’s “For The Good Times”, titled “For The Good Times, Delilah”, features almost industrial soundscaping that echoes more of Radiohead and My Morning Jacket than it’s original versions. Surely a collectors item for the RSD crowd and the children of the 90’s.
Start calling your local record stores and asking for these releases! Only 1,000 copies will be printed of each record and even less will be printed of Stargunn (500 copies)! To locate a participating record store in your area Click Here!
Check out Shooter’s new video “She Talks To Rainbows” on the Black Country Rock official Youtube Channel! The song is available on the limited edition “BCR Mixtape 2014” available NOW on CD and digital from BCR Los Angeles.
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“She Talks To Rainbows”, directed by Christoph Heuer and produced by Blake Judd for Juddfilms, is a cover of the Ramones tune that Joey Ramone chose for Ronnie Spector to cover when he produced a record on her in 1999.
“I saw Ronnie Spector play at the Roxy this year and she performed that song with such fire and passion, it hit me so hard. I went out and recorded the song a week later.” Shooter said, “We didn’t know what to really do with it at first. ‘I’m in the middle of a Giorgio Moroder tribute album that is a follow up to my George Jones tribute album, what do I do with a Joey Ramone song?’ But we found a place”
One night while drinking heavily and playing Combat Arms, BCR had the idea to collect all the 7″ records and special recordings over the year and make them available on CD, Cassette and Digitally to reflect back on all the damage we’ve done this year. With that, we give you the “BCR Mixtape 2014”! On top of some of the greatest releases from year, we’ve also included two new Shooter Jennings tunes and two tunes Shooter produced on Jayke Orvis and James Hunnicut for your enjoyment! This sucker has a lot of music on one CD and is still delivered to you for only 10$. The “BCR Mixtape 2014” is only available online and is Limited in physical form, so get your copy now while you still can! The beautiful art is done by the great Keith Neltner for Neltner Small Batch as usual!
BCR Mixtape 2014 track list:
1. You Are My Sunshine – Jamey Johnson, Twiggy Ramirez and Shooter Jennings
2. She Talks To Rainbows – Shooter Jennings (exclusive to the mixtape)
3. Nashville From Afar – Shooter Jennings (exclusive to the mixtape)
4. Dirty Ol' Pines – Jayke Orvis
5. Heaven Won't Let You In- Last Daze
6. 'Till Tomorrow – James Hunicutt
7. Understanding and Appreciating Classical Music with Ron Jeremy
8. Waymore's Blues – Fenixon
9. Funnel of Love – Wanda Jackson
10. I Found the Body – Fenixon
11. All of This Cound Have Been Yours – Shooter Jennings
12. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone – Shooter Jennings
13. Crazy Christmas – Mick Foley
Produced by Shooter Jennings
Executive Producer: Jon Hensley
BCR Los Angeles flash-releases a brand new song from Shooter Jennings called “Nashville from Afar“. This single is the first taste of the forthcoming “BCR Mixtape 2014” album, available on 12/13/14. “Nashville from Afar” was recorded at Station House Studios in Echo Park, CA and features Ted Russell Kamp on the Bass, Aubrey Richmond on the Fiddle and Jaime Douglass on the drums.
The single will not be available on any streaming services but will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc this Friday (Nov 7). But, why wait? Buy it from us directly and get it before everybody else AND directly contribute to the BCR Del Taco fund.
The “BCR Mixtape 2014” is a collection of some of our favorite recordings from this past year including rare tracks that were part of our limited edition Record Store Day releases. On 12/13/14 it will be available on CD, cassette, and digital formats.
BCR Mixtape 2014 track list:
Black Country Rock partners with independent record stores nationally and announces two diverse Black Friday releases from country music icon Waylon Jennings and WWE Superstar Mick Foley.
“Louisiana Man, Kentucky Woman” is a collection of three unreleased 70’s-era tracks from Waylon Jennings. Originally intended for an exclusive Navy radio release and recorded at Scotty Moore’s “Music City Records” – these tracks feature Jennings in top form being backed by The Waylors. Of undeniable interest to aficionados of country music and deep cuts, this release will be available on limited-edition white 7″ vinyl on Black Friday.
“Crazy Christmas” is a spoken-word Christmas narrative told by New York Times Best Selling author and Hardcore Wrestling Legend Mick Foley, written by 10-year-old son Hugh Foley, with music and sound effects composed by Shooter Jennings.
“Narrating ‘Crazy Christmas’, the story my youngest son wrote as a gift for Santa Claus, was one of the joys of my life.” Foley said. “We handed our special holiday project off to Shooter Jennings, who took it on a wild and charming ride. I hope this collaboration with Shooter brings listeners the same sense of joy it has brought to me.”
“Crazy Christmas” will be available on limited-edition white 7″ vinyl on Black Friday, as well as available on iTunes beginning December 9, 2014.
Black Country Rock is multi-format record label and a proud supporter of independent music, brick and mortar stores, tangible goods, and advanced technology. To find a record store near you that will be carrying these releases please visit RecordStoreDay.com
New York native band Last Daze, whose debut album Symbols & Snares will be released in 2015 on BCR Los Angeles, have released two digital singles, “Heaven Won’t Let You In” and “Kentucky” via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other digital music distributors.
The dual single package offers the first taste of this young new band. Produced by Shooter Jennings, Symbols & Snares shows off a diverse and inventive young roots band on their way out of obscurity and into the minds and hearts of music-lovers everywhere.
“The best thing about Katy (Cole) and her voice and songs is that, one minute it reminds me of something you would get from Florence & the Machine and the next minute it might be a beautiful country ballad. Then something reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails will pop up on the record. It’s so unpredictable, which is the way I like my music. I was really glad they asked me to be a part of this project and I’m very proud of the record we’ve been making this year.”