Half A Cow October 2014 News

SMUDGE 20th ANNIVERSARY MANILOW TOUR!



To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Manilow Smudge have released their very own bootleg of the album on 180g vinyl. Sounds great too! Available at their shows, here at Half A Cow and Egg Records in Newtown.

Manilow LP
from Half A Cow

Special deal! Buy the vinyl of Manilow and get the double cd version of Manilow or This Smudge Is True compilation for the crazy price of $10.00 each. Don't spook the mutt!

Manilow LP/cd deal
from Half A Cow

See Smudge on tour:

OCTOBER
SAT 18 NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, NEWTOWN, NSW
FRI 24 BRIDGE HOTEL, CASTLEMAINE, VIC
SAT 25 NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, NOVEMBER
SAT 1 THE ASTOR LOUNGE, PERTH, WA
SAT 15 THE GRACE EMILY, ADELAIDE, SA
SUN 16 BLACKBEAR LODGE, BRISBANE, QLD



PIP PROUD




A Fraying Space


Japanese label EM Records has released a Pip Proud complilation of his first three albums (from the late 60s) called A Fraying Space and a single of Purple Boy Gang. All available now from Half A Cow Records. Get 'em before they go!

Imagine being a punk rocker before there were any others, or a hippie whose message of peace was infused with a sardonic whimsy. Thatís what it must have been like to be Pip Proud, in Sydney in the late 1960s, railing against the media and its hypocrisies, making a music that cut through all lies. ó David Nichols

Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s - except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access.

This collection has been selected by Proud's biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Proud's music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle oddball weirdo portastudio lo~fi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or US varieties, will find a precursor here.

Available on both 12-inch vinyl and CD with three bonus tracks, A Fraying Space also features liner notes by David Nichols as well as Proud's lyrics.

Available here from Half A Cow mailorder:
A Fraying Space




All the Half A Cow releases are available at Egg Records, 3 Wilson Street Newtown phone 02-95506056 email baz@eggrecords.com.au



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return from China Tour
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Sydney four-piece create one of the most magical debut albums you're likley to ever hear. Read more

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Real McCoy Wrong Sinatra

We have some copies of the new Fire version of the most recent (!) Smudge album Get it here


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What an album!
BERNIE HAYES
Every Tuesday, Sometimes Sunday

In October 1999, Bernie Hayes released his debut album and it has gone on to be seen as one of the greatest albums ever...by anyone...anywhere! To celebrate, if you buy the cd direct from us, you get both singles from it - 'Matchbox Cars and Marbles' and 'Mission In Life'.

GREETING CARDS
Christmas, No-mas, Anytime!


CLASSIC RE-ISSUES
    + Python Lee Jackson
    + the Purple Hearts
    + the Someloves
    + the Wild Cherries
    + the Missing Links
    + the Eastern Dark


BLASTS FROM THE PAST

2 LITRE DOLBY
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ART OF FIGHTING
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