Rockadrome band t-shirts now available!

Finally, we have some of our artist T-shirts becoming available over at the Rockadrome Store. Grab some now and show your support for Rockadrome and these great bands.

At the moment, we have shirts available from Truth & Janey, Jerusalem, Iron Claw, Icecross, Ashbury and also a Rockadrome label shirt! Coming soon, Winterhawk and Cain shirts! Here are some examples:

Jerusalem Shirt

Truth and Janey Shirt

Ashbury Shirt

Iron Claw Shirt

 

Rockadrome vinyl represses are here!

Vinyl represses have arrived at the Rockadrome store! Several of our most popular titles are now back in print on vinyl, including our most popular release of all-time, JERUSALEM! Now’s your chance to grab this killer UK hard rock monster from 1972 while it lasts. Housed in an awesome thick gate-fold cover and presented as a near exact reissue of the original relesase. Remastered from the original tapes, it sounds even better than expensive original pressing!

Jerusalem LP

Also, back in stock is the near exact vinyl reissue of the ultra-rare dark Icelandic hard rock debut album from ICECROSS. Includes a poster and an insert with liner notes and photos. As of this writing, we still have a some of the limited edition (only 100 made) white vinyl packages available! These won’t be around forever, once they are gone, that’s it.

Icecross LP white vinyl

IRON CLAW 2-LP is back again as well. We blew out of the limited edition red-vinyl edition and then the black vinyl followed. We did a limited repress for those who missed out on the first go around. Remastered for vinyl by Tony Reed (Mos Generator) this one is a killer heavy rocker, housed in heavy duty gate-fold cover and including a poster and an insert! A must for those into heavy rock like Tear Gas, Leaf Hound, Jerusalem, Ancient Grease, Toad, Sir Lord Baltimore, Incredible Hog or Elias Hulk!

Iron Claw LP

 

Jerusalem track featured on Mojo Magazine sampler

classicrockjerusalemcdMojo magazine’s upcoming Black Sabbath issue includes the Heavy Nuggets Vol. II sampler CD featuring the Jerusalem track “Frustration.”  Jerusalem’s 1972 Decca label release is still available on CD from the Vintage/Rockadrome label, including pre-Lp demo material and has been widely hailed as classic from the era.

 

Pussy Interview on BattleHelm.com

PUSSY are in no way a new band. They are actually pretty much as old as I am, if not older. That apart I had not even heard of them until I came upon them on MySpace. With a name like PUSSY I knew I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 for BattleHelm.com  The following in a excerpt, the whole interview can be found here.

To me Jerusalem and in the extension Pussy were completely unheard of. The only Jerusalem I knew of was the Swedish one. Give all of us infidels a brief run through?

-The Swedish Jerusalem appeared about 3 years after we disbanded and were basically a Christian Rock Band. Our Jerusalem, although in the midst of what was then Heavy Rock, was very different from the mainstream rock bands. What people say now is that we were years before out time, we were playing a form of Metal, Doom, Stoner etc., years before they became recognised/successful genres. We played throughout the UK and parts of Europe, mainly Germany and the large Rock Festivals in Europe. Most of the press and the public at the time did not really understand what we were doing, which is why to an extent we became more of a cult band with very little media exposure.   [Read more…]

Pussy – Invasion CD audio samples and cover art revealed!

Pussy Invasion CDThe forthcoming Pussy – Invasion CD, to be released on Rockadrome’s Vintage label, features classic UK hard rock with post-Jerusalem members Paul Dean and Ray Sparrow, along with Bob Cooke, who was eventually replaced by Brian Goff. The release will contain 16 tracks, produced by Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), and recorded between 1972 and 1973, including both tracks from the groups only official release, a single from 1972 on the Deram/Decca label. The expanded booklet will contain extensive liner notes from bassist Paul Dean, along with lyrics and photos. Cover art seen here has been revealed for the first time.

Below you will find 60 sec web quality (32khz/96kbps) audio samples from Invasion release.

Pussy – The Knife

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Pussy – Feline Woman

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Pussy – Pig Mansion

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Pussy – Man of This World

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Pussy – Take Me Home

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Pussy – Riding Down the Red Flag

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Jerusalem interview on It’s Psychedelic Baby blog

Jerusalem bassist Paul Dean was interviewed recently for the It’s Psychedelic Baby blog site. Read on as Paul touches on the early years of the band, it’s origins, touring, the infamous artwork, post-Jerusalem group Pussy and more.

Interview: http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/jerusalem-my-interview-with-paul-dean.html

1. When and how was band Jerusalem formed?

In 1967 when Ray and I were 16 and still at school we went to see John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and were absolutely blown away with a form of music we had never heard before. The next day we decided to form a band along with another friend Chris Skelcher. None of us had ever played an instrument before, Ray took drums, Chris guitar and I took bass and vocals.

2. Can you tell me about the early years when you just started your band?

None of us had any major influences, so we actually learnt how to play as we went along. I started writing as we decided we didn’t want to do any covers and liked the idea of creating something of our own that was a bit different. We practised at every opportunity and did part time and holiday jobs to pay for equipment. Our only focus was the band. Hardwork, but well worth it in the end.

3. Before Jerusalem, were you or other band members in any other bands? Any releases (45,tape..) from then?

No, none of us had ever touched an instrument before or had done anything musical. Even when Ray and I brought in Bill, Phil, Bob and Lynden at different times, none of them had actually been in another proper band. All performing virgins. The first recording we ever did was when Ian brought Roger Glover to Salisbury to do some recording on Rogers newly acquired Revox 2 track. Don’t know what happened to the tapes. Phil was the singer at this time.
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