11/2/11

NORTON NOVEMBER ASTRO-SCOPE!



NORTON BLASTS • NEW RELEASES
MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD DEPT. 


Norton's 25th Anniversary Weekender arrives under November 10th's full Beaver moon, followed up by Friday's highly charged numerologically significant 11-11-11. What all this means is anyone's guess, but let it be known that Algol is not in minima!   
Our festival features over one hundred musicians representing thirty stellar Norton combos that have descended upon Brooklyn from exotic ports the world over to make a racket for all of you-- the greatest rockin' fans in the universe! 


NORTON 25th ANNIVERSARY RADIO BLAST 
WITH DAVE THE SPAZZ!


Start your engines by tuning in to Dave The Spazz and his  Music To Spazz By show on  WFMU-- this rabid radio rampage is this Thursday Nov. 3 from 9 PM til midnight!   Join us for a three hour Norton Anniversary celebration live broadcast hosted by Dave The Spazz! Stars will be calling in, the Norton Customer Of The Year will be announced, and the Norton staff will be enjoying beer and pizza on their cultural field trip to a real radio station! Tune in, turn on and we’ll drop a needle on some new and old Norton platters!
Hey, kids-- Norton’s got a comic book! Come celebrate the launch of KICKSVILLE CONFIDENTIAL: TORRID TALES FROM THE WILD WORLD OF NORTON RECORDS! This full-on label mash is illustrated by top comic artist AVI SPIVAK, of HUMAN BEING LAWNMOWER fame! Dig 28 action-packed pages of totally insane, entirely true, absolutely hair raising rock n’ roll shenanigans in a comic book format that all you kids can enjoy, featuring stories on Norton Records legends HASIL ADKINS, ESQUERITA, LINK WRAY, ANDRE WILLIAMS, RUDY RAY MOORE, KIM FOWLEY, RON HAYDOCK and boatloads mo’ stars from the famed Brooklyn wax hatchery. Following the bookstore launch at Desert Island Books (540 Metropolitan Avenue), 7pm - 9pm, join us across the street for a rock n’ roll dance bash at Union Pool (484 Union Avenue). There will be live “entertainment” plus wild wax spun by Intoxica Radio DJ HOWIE PYRO from 9 PM til 3 AM! Both the book blast and the dance bash will be hosted by Norton artist KIM FOWLEY, author of the upcoming LORD OF GARBAGE due from KICKS BOOKS in 2012. This party is the day-before, pre-festival meet n’ greet for the sold out NORTON RECORDS 25th ANNIVERSARY ALL STAR SPECTACULAR at the Bell House, November 10-13th.
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm - November 10 at 3:00am
Desert Island Books/Union Pool, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY
Admission: free to both events!

NORTON 25th ANNIVERSARY ALL STAR SPECTACULAR
THE BELL HOUSE, 149 7th STREET, BROOKLYN NY                 
NOVEMBER 10, 11, 12 and 13
ALL FOUR NIGHTS ARE SOLD OUT!
Ticket holders -- rally early and romp 'til the break of day!

DOORS  7 PM • FRONT ROOM 7:30 • MAIN STAGE  9 PM • MERCH ALL NIGHT • DAWNBUSTIN' DEEJAYS EVERY NIGHT! • SUNDAY DOORS AT 6 PM •

Four frantic nights of loud sound abundance from the stellar Norton stable!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10
BLACK LIPS Atlanta teen faves top off the first night’s festivities with their own brand of mayhem!
 5.6.7.8.s Japan’s frantic femmes blast forth! Dig their holiday and Stones sevens on Norton!
 ALARM CLOCKS Cleveland’s greatest garage kings celebrate 45 years since their double sided teen snarler Yeah/No Reason To Complain! Two albums on Norton!
 PHANTOM SURFERS San Francisco’s masked surf legends celebrate 20 years since their Norton debut album 18 DEADLY ONES!
 DEX ROMWEBER DUO Flat Duo Jets front man Dex and his frantic drummer sis Sara - on tour now! Dex has four albums on Norton!
 NOR-TONES Norton’s all-employee band includes members of the Little Killers, Daddy Long Legs, Stalkers, Girls At Dawn and LiveFastDie playing the hits of the Norton catalog!

Norton super soul sensations top the bill on 11-11-11
• NORTON R&B/SOUL REVUE 
- MELVIN DAVIS Dynamic Motor City soul legend tears through all his high geared hits!
- ANDRE WILLIAMS Norton icon Mr. Rhythm delivers the diddlie diddlie whomp from his vast arsenal of greasy greats!
- DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ The Happy Organ man is back with a brand new album – his first recordings in forty years!
- THE MIGHTY HANNIBAL Southern soul king and fan favorite! Get in the groove with some Hannibalism!
  with LONNIE YOUNGBLOOD AND THE BLOODHOUNDS The sax legend known as The Prince of Harlem!
  featuring MICK COLLINS of the Dirtbombs!
 REIGNING SOUND Explosive rock n’ roll from Greg Cartwright and the gang!
 JACKIE AND THE CEDRICS Rippin’ surf blasts from Tokyo’s tycoons of teen!
 MARK SULTAN The one and only – dig Mark’s powerful no bullshit rock n’ roll scorch!
 GREAT GAYLORD WITH THE CONDO FUCKS The Sultan of Squat ably backed by this mysterious slop crew! 
 NOR-TONES … back for more!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
 QUESTION MARK AND THE MYSTERIANS Unstoppable Michigan garage gods, baby!
 RANDY FULLER FOUR (with DEKE DICKERSON) Randy Fuller and DeWayne Quirico of the Bobby Fuller Four return - first time in New York City since 1966! Backed by BF4 enthusiasts Deke Dickerson and Chris Sprague!
 UNTAMED YOUTH  From the cow pastures of Missouri to the bright lights of Hollywood – long overdue East Coast appearance from the band in demand!
 LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES Snarly East LA rockers bring Brain Jail to our side of the Great Divide—new holiday wax out now!
 SOUTH BAY SURFERS West Coast cousins of King Uszniewicz and the Uszniewicztones! Their only East Coast appearance!
 HENTCHMEN Greatest Detroit group since the Underdogs!
 DADDY LONG LEGS Brooklyn blues stompers! Not to be missed!
 NOR-TONES…and more!

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
 SONICS Kings of Northwest rock n’ roll wrap up our weekend wig out with The WitchPsychoStrychnine and more!
 REAL KIDS Rave on with Boston’s best – first NY show in five years!  
 TANDOORI KNIGHTS King Khan and Bloodshot Bill crank it up with their spicy hot sounds! Hotter than a plate of vindaloo! New 45 out now!
• A-BONES Brooklyn’s own racket squad!
 FIGURES OF LIGHT New Jersey proto-punk legends deliver their new album DROP DEAD produced by Mick Collins!
 BLOODSHOT BILL Banned from entering the States five years and back in action! Special commemorative single sold only at the festival!
 NOR-TONES…andmoreagain!

SPECIAL GUESTS THIS WEEKEND
CYRIL JORDAN and ROY LONEY of the FLAMIN GROOVIES
LA LA BROOKS of the CRYSTALS

PLUS IN THE FRONT ROOM AT 7:30

FRIDAY
KICKS BOOKS PRESENTS
ANDRE WILLIAMS author of SWEETS
KIM FOWLEY author of LORD OF GARBAGE

SATURDAY
ANDY SHERNOFF acoustic
GREG CARTWRIGHT acoustic

SUNDAY
ANDY SHERNOFF acoustic
ROCKIN’ ENOCKY one man band

MCs
KIM FOWLEY
ANDRE WILLIAMS
TOM “SPONGEBOB” KENNY

DJs
HOWIE PYRO (Intoxica radio)
DAVE THE SPAZZ (Music To Spazz By, WFMU)
JOSH STYLES (Smashed! Blocked!)
REX  (Fool’s Paradise, WFMU)

BLOODSHOT BILL EMANCIPATION DAY 11-11-11
Norton artist Bloodshot Bill has been banned from entering the States for the past five years (we told him that running moonshine was not a very good idea and he just wouldn’t listen), but now he’s back to show you he could really shake ‘em down! On 11-11-11, the calamity that is Bloodshot Bill returns to our country, both as a one man band and as a member of the Tandoori Knights! To show that there’s no hard feelings between BB and the border officials, we have pressed up a super limited number of one sided red vinyl commemorative singles of Bloodshot Bill performing Chuck Berry’s Back In The USA to be sold at the Norton shindig!

OOH IT FEELS SO GOOD!
In honor of Norton’s first artist, the immortal Hasil Adkins, we have pressed a limited seven inch single on orange wax, a cover of Slim Harpo’s Don’t Start Cryin’ Now b/w Haze’s own Everybody Loves Somebody – not available in stores! Get them at the Norton blast!


Here's a map of Brooklyn showing the Bell House, subway stops and the  proximity to the hotels and stuff. Dig the links at the Bell House pages, too!







NEW RELEASES NOVEMBER 22   
ADVANCE COPIES AT WEEKENDER

FIGURES OF LIGHT – DROP DEAD (377) The Figures return with fifteen blazing Stooges/Velvets inspired new songs recorded live in one night in a Brooklyn basement studio! Original members Wheeler Dixon and Michael Downey are joined by Mick Collins (who produced the LP), Miriam Linna and Marcus “The Carcass” Natale.  My Box Rocks/Fifteen Minutes Of Fame/Alice/Black Plague Blues/With A Girl Like That/You’re So Innocent/ Is It A Dream?/Colleen/World Of Pain/Mellow The Fuck Out/Family Fun Night/Screwed/A+/You’re Just Another Macaroon/Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You



VARIOUS – BATTLE OF RAT FINK HILL (378) Unissued Link Wray and Bo Diddley inspired Pittsburgh teen band instrumentals 1961-63 all from master tapes! OUTCASTS - Scotora Mull/Sleepy/Hollow Rock/Burning Rubber/Let’s Do The Ubangi Stomp/Emergency Exit/Jose Meteres Theme GALAXIES - Malibu Beach KEYS - If You Wanna Be Happy/Louie’s Louie Louie MAD HATTERS - Raw-hide/Peter Gunn/Jack The Ripper/Mumblin’ Guitar SONICS - Blow Out/Super Sport/Torture/Road Runner


DEL SHANNON – MOVE IT ON OVER (379) First ever comp of Del’s 1964-66 in-credible Amy sides with tuff backing by the Royaltones! Incl. unissued Link Wray style instro Torture – don’t miss this one! Move It On Over/I can’t Believe My Ears/Do You Wanna Dance/That’s The Way Love Is/Keep Searchin’/I Wish I Wasn’t Me Tonight/Mary Jane/Break up/Stranger In Town/Broken Promises/Why Don’t You Tell Him/Handy Man/Over You/She Still Remembers Tony/I Go To Pieces/Torture



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DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ WITH LONNIE YOUNGBLOOD AND HIS BLOODHOUNDS (380) Killer new instrumental workouts from “Baby”, the man who topped the charts in 1959 with The Happy Organ – his first new recordings in decades! Dave is joined by sax legend Lonnie Youngblood who recorded with Jimi Hendrix just prior to the Experience! Produced by Mick Collins! The Lemon Drop/ Sammy Sue/Let’s Do A Slow Dance/Central Avenue Cruise/Bumper Cars/Rollin’ Out/Hot Cakes/Flame Gettin’ Higher, Fire Getting’ Hot/Midnight Sun/Soul Rub


SEVEN NEW SEVENS!



VARIOUS – GIANT GILA MONSTER VOL. 1 (165) Rare 1959 West Coast rock n’ roll from the vaults of Cascade Records! Joe Johnson – Gila Monster/Bob Norris – Party Time/Joe Johnson – Cool Love
VARIOUS – GIANT GILA MONSTER VOL. 2 (166) More wild sounds from Cascade Records! Tommy Knackin –Worry Worry Worry/Joe Johnson – Gila Monster (alternate take)/Three Dimensions -Alone

KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE – (CHRISTMAS AT) MONTSEGUR/THREE MAGI OF DAMASCUS (167) New holiday sides from everyone’s favorite obnoxious Christian Rock band!



QUALITIES – IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME/HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU (169) Reissue of impossibly rare 1955 Sun Ra doo wop chants!

TANDOORI KNIGHTS – I HEAR SOMEONE CRY/BHAJI BLUES/WILD WILD EAST (172) King Khan and Bloodshot Bill return with more Eastern musical delicacies!
LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES – WHO LIKES CHRISTMAS ANYWAY?/I KNOW YOUR MIND (173) Yuletide scorch from East LA’s premier rockers! Feliz Navidad it ain’t!




DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ – JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH/LONNIE YOUNGBLOOD AND HIS BLOODHOUNDS – MONKEY MAN (9664) Instrumental Stones dance floor shakers from two R and B giants! Produced by Mick Collins!

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