Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

February 16, 2019

upcoming reviews in Ugly Things #50

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 6:36 pm

The deadline for material intended for UGLY THINGS issue #50 is next week, and I’ve just finished the final review–another quick edit, and it will be on its way to editor/publisher Mike Stax.

I have 7 reviews of 8 items in the next UT:

various artists, NORMAN PETTY STUDIOS, VAULT SERIES VOLUME 6: 1965-1969 (Nor-Va-Jak CD)

norman petty 6

 

various artists, MOD JAZZ RIDES AGAIN (Ace-Kent, UK CD)

mod jazz

 

various artists, THAT’LL FLAT GIT IT!, VOLUME 30, RCA VICTOR RECORDS (Bear Family, Germany CD)

rca

 

various artists, FIDDLE  NOIR: AFRICAN AMERICAN FIDDLERS ON EARLY PHONOGRAPH RECORDS, 1925-1949 (Old Hat LP)

FiddleNoirHomePage10-18

 

JOHN LEE HOOKER, EARLY RECORDINGS, DETROIT AND BEYOND, VOLUMES 1 and 2 (Capitol/Third Man, two 2-LP sets)

johnleehooker_cover

 

ELVIS PRESLEY, THE ‘VIVA LAS VEGAS’ SESSIONS (RCA–Follow That Dream, Denmark, 3-cd box)

elvis viva FTD box

 

THE NOMADS, HITS OF THE NOMADS (Super Oldies)

6 panel wallet

Whenever a new issue of Ugly Things comes out, people put aside whatever they are doing for a few days and read the massive issue cover to cover. I’m proud to have been a part of the UT team for over 30 years. Mike Stax and UT have literally changed the way that 50’s-70’s edgy rock and roll is perceived and understood, much like the way that Something Weird Video affected the way that exploitation films and regional cinema are understood. Others have fought that good fight–the Kicks Magazine/Norton Records crew (Miriam Linna and the late Billy Miller); Chris Stigliano at Black to Comm/Blog to Comm (with whom I’ve also worked for 30+ years)–too over the decades, but Ugly Things has soldiered on, widened its distribution, and become a major player in the archival roots/punk/garage music world.

You can order the recent issues of the magazine and their music releases (it’s still 100% print and will remain so) at    ugly-things.com

Remember, the various artists compilations are in the very back of the magazine each issue, and 4 of my 7 reviews this time are of compilations. Go to back of the magazine or you might not notice most of my pieces! Thankfully, since everyone devours UT cover to cover, I don’t have to worry about people not getting around to reading my compilation reviews, which I might worry about in some lesser magazine!

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the kind words, but my fight has been only middling at best.

    Comment by Chris Stigliano — March 10, 2019 @ 9:07 am | Reply


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