COMING JUNE 2017
JUST LIKE JACK – PETER LEWIS
(Shagrat Records ENT 023 12"/Hookah Records XX003)
In collaboration with Hookah Records, we are thrilled to present a limited edition 12” LP (500 copies only) of new material by Moby Grape mainstay Peter Lewis, Just Like Jack.
The album licensed from Austin’s Steady Boy Records, features 10 cuts recorded over the past few years by Rocky Erickson and the Explosives drummer, Freddie Krc. Freddie will be releasing the CD version (with one different cut to the vinyl release) on Steady Boy in the US at the same time.
This new Peter Lewis set will appear on a very auspicious date – the 50th anniversary of that awesome debut Moby Grape album, though that is where comparisons end.
Says Peter: ‘I really think this is the first time I have been able to put down my true thoughts. So much of the song writing adventure for me has been about image. Moby Grape was a character driven experience in which the band members tended to type cast each other. Some great music came out of it for sure. But the soul wants to change and I believe that's what this record is about. At least, when I listen to it, that's how I feel about this collection of songs’.
Full track listing and details of how to order coming soon.
SOLD OUT - SORRY !
BRIDGET ST. JOHN : Shagrat Records Lazy Sunday afternoon joint - on a Saturday !
Saturday Feb 4th 2017 3-6pm
(doors open 2.45pm)
Upstairs at The Betsey Trotwood
56 Faringdon Rd, London EC1R 3BL
We finally have re-scheduled the Bridget St. John show that was snowed off back in 2012 - this is Bridget's only UK gig whilst she is over here in January & February.
Tickets are selling fast - it's a small room - so please email
as soon as you can to reserve your place.
We're delighted that Bridget will be joined by Tony Poole and Jack Sharp, both of whom are doing solo sets. Bridget will be on between 3.45 and 4.45 pm approx.
PLEASE NOTE that there will be a kitchen at the Betsey selling hot food between 12.00 and 14.30pm on the 4th.
(Click the poster to see full size)
Malcolm Morley LIVE ! Saturday 29th October 2016
The Betsey Trotwood /Upstairs
56 Farringdon Road
EC 1R 3BL
Doors open 8pm admission £5 on the door
Performance starts 8.30....8.45 ish
Nearest Tube: Angel Islington (Northern Line)
Buses: 19, 38
Martin Taylor of the Green Ray Band with Guitar and Songs
Malcolm Morley and Jari from Jariland with Guitar and Accordion, Songs and Tall Tales.
AT THE RAINBOW - GLENN PHILLIPS (ENT 021 12" VINYL ONLY)
Following on from 2015’s 40th anniversary deluxe edition of ‘Lost at Sea’, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new Glenn Phillips’ album, featuring never-before-released material.
Glenn’s fans already know what a unique and superbly creative player he is, one of the finest electric guitarists of his generation, and also know how in 1977 following a wave of acclaim from the underground media in the UK, Virgin Records signed Glenn to the label and issued his independently-released debut LP ‘Lost at Sea’ over here.
PLEASE NOTE VINYL ONLY (Not available on CD)
Out now ! Read all about it and order your copy here ...
BRILLIANT first review in already - many thanks to Terrascope Online - Read it here !
SHAGRAT AUTUMN NEWS UPDATE
Hope you have had a good summer - thanks to those who came to our Isle of Wight event - a small audience but a great day's music!
We have two new releases due:
AT THE RAINBOW - GLENN PHILLIPS (ENT 021 12")
Mostly live album recorded at Glenn's appearance at the Rainbow Theatre, London on 3rd November 1977 (all tracks previously unreleased)
Release date: 3rd October 2016 (more details soon)
BRIDGET ST. JOHN SPECIAL 70th BIRTHDAY 7" 45
Bridget turns 70 on 4th October and to celebrate this momentous occasion we are releasing a special 45 - coming November 2016 (more details soon). Happy Birthday Bridget!
Please note that we now have very low stocks on:
SCREW - 'BANKS OF THE RIVER' b/w 'DEVIL’S HOUR' 10",
WIZZ JONES with FORMERLY FAT HARRY - 'Easy Rider',
STARRY EYED AND LAUGHING 7” 45 'FOREVER YOUNG' b/w 'ECHOES'
Powder 7" Spinning My Wheels b/w It's So Simple
The Green Ray CD
We are literally down to the last 10 copies of the Glenn Phillips 'Lost at Sea' LP (and Stateside both Feeding Tube and Snow Star are both sold out) so if you have been prevaricating on buying this don't delay as it is surely destined to sell out in the coming weeks.
Please remember also that if you want to buy more than one item to email us here
first to get the best postal rate
You might also be interested in the following:
GOING BACK TO NEW YORK CITY & IN THE PINES - BANANAFISH
(Hookah Records 7" 45)
To celebrate their 2016 summer tour and appearance at the Shagrat Records Isle of White Festival, our mate Ross Hannan has released a fine 'Smash Hit Single' collaboration by Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish) and Banana (Youngbloods).
Largely acoustic and done at Owl Mountain Studio where the 'Get Together' double 10" was recorded, this is a must have item (just 200 pressed folks) - the pair who have been collaborating regularly over recent years are in fine fettle on their version of Michael Barclay's 'Going Back to New York City' and the traditional 'In the Pines'.
Also features another gem of a sleeve by John Hurford. You can buy this for £7 (UK), £8 (Europe) and £9 (rest of world) by sending the money to Ross at Paypal at the address below:
'Rural Bliss' is a new book by our friend and artistic collaborator John Hurford. A beautiful collection of black and white photographs taken between 1981 and 1986 by John depicting life on the farm and countryside in Devon with John and Jane Hurford, family and friends - really nice stuff and a great early Xmas present. You can get more details and buy here:
SAVE THE DATE !
Shagrat Isle of Wight Festival 2016
in association with
Museum & Galleries (http://www.dimbola.co.uk/)
Sunday 10th July 2016
(Banana from The Youngbloods
& Barry 'The Fish' Melton)
Compere,Poetry & Song:
Book launch and signing:
Book by Phone:
Dimbola 01983 756814
We're doing a show in the West Country with our mate Chill Hill, featuring the Hoodle a trio comprising Willie Wilson, Steve Turner and Emma Spires on Friday 15th April
- see flyer for more details.
is a great bass player who has recently toured the UK with Little Feat
's Paul Barrere
and Fred Tackett
Back in the late 60s Steve Turner
was a legend, one of the most revered bass players in my old stamping round of Blackpool. Nowadays he's a highly revered guitarist with an astonishing CV to his name..
is a veteran drummer - he played in two of my fave bands, Quiver
(and lest we forget with Syd Barrett
and Dave Gilmour
). More recently he played in the great Cornwall band, the Bucket Boys
with fellow Quiver member Tim Renwick
, singer Rick Worthy and the aforementioned Mr Turner!
It should be a great night.
To book a place, please email: email@example.com
NEW BOOK FROM JOHN HURFORD
'Later Graphic Work' by John Hurford (Wixon Editions, Hardback)
Johnny has produced a stunning new book which basically compiles a lot of stuff he has been doing over the past five years including designs for Shagrat and Judy Dyble (some little seen or never seen before) - stunning full colour reproductions of sleeves, flyers and other material all carefully and sometimes amusingly annotated by John.
This is the perfect Christmas present - but hurry only 200 copies printed.
More details here:
The Book Launch is on 28th November 2015 at Broomhill Popup Gallery, Barnstaple:
BANANA LP LAUNCH - SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER
Please join Shagrat and Hookah Records for the launch of the double 10" vinyl release by Banana, 'Get Together
' as he recalls all of the Youngbloods' classics including Sugar Babe, Darkness Darkness, Euphoria, Hippie From Olema
and, of course the anthem, Get Together
. As a special treat the album also contains Banana's raw version of Fred Neil
's Another Side of This Life
Guests on the album include Jesse Colin Young, David Grisman, Peter Stampfel, Ry Cooder, Michael Hurley
(who also provided illustrations for the 12 page booklet that accompanies the release), Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur
and David Nelson
Our hosts for the afternoon are Le QuecumBar
in Battersea who will staff the bar but no food will be available. We recommend a visit at other times to take a dip in to their menu and to listen to Django Reinhardt inspired Gypsy Jazz. http://quecumbar.co.uk/
Support acts will be provided and the record will be available to purchase.
The Schedule is being finalised but Banana will be performing selections from the album from about 4:30 onwards.
Tickets are limited and it is very likely the event will sell out, so booking early is recommended.
You can book here:
GET TOGETHER: BANANA RECALLS YOUNGBLOODS CLASSICS
Double 10” Album (ENT 019/Hookah XX 002)
It was 50 years ago today! Well give or take a few days!
October 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of one of our favourite groups, the Youngbloods when Jesse Colin Young, Jerry Corbitt, Banana and Joe Bauer got together to form one of the great bands of the folk rock and psychedelic eras. Their story has been chronicled many times and though the band split up in September 1973 (with a short-lived reunion in the 80s), their spirit lives on.
Sadly Jerry and Joe are no longer with us, but last year Banana undertook a fascinating project, Get Together in which he re-visited some of the many songs that the Youngbloods had in their repertoire.
Banana is releasing the set in the US as a digi-pak CD but here in Europe Shagrat in cahoots with Ross Hannan’s Hookah label, are releasing it as a double 10” set with a tri-partite gatefold sleeve. And the good news is that we are offering not only the full length version of ‘Supersonic Transport’ in all its six-minute plus glory (edited for the CD) but also an exclusive additional cut of Banana performing Fred Neil’s ‘Other Side of This Life’.
Read all about it and order here !
By now most of you will know that we lost a truly original human being, friend and one of the greatest electric guitars players of his generation Richard Treece at the end of May.
His close friend and former Help Yourself band mate Malcolm Morley is organising a musical tribute on 13th September - please see flyer here.
Photo courtesy George Platts
POWDER/THOMAS & RICHARD FROST & SPLIT 7"
The more eagle-eyed among you will know that Powde
r, the mod-psychedelic maestros from San Mateo, California are over here for two live dates this July. (See below ...)
To celebrate these shows we are releasing a split 7" featuring one of each from Powder
and the band's founding members Thomas & Richard Frost
This is an incredibly small run of just 60 copies and comes in plain white bag (labels designed by John Hurford
) and as we are giving 20 of these to the band, there are just 40 up for grabs
ensuring this will probably be the rarest release we ever do!!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER !
Heroes & Friends: Pete Brown & Piblokto! - read it here ... !
Lazy Sunday Afternoon Joint on a Saturday !
Saturday July 25th 2015 2-6pm at The Betsy Trotwood, London
plays THOMAS AND RICHARD FROST
from STARRY EYED AND LAUGHING
from the MYSTIC RIVER
**IMPORTANT ! PLEASE NOTE !**
You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org
to get on the guest list and pay on door
Poster by the Amazing John Hurford
GIG News - Bridget St John + Michael Chapman - May 31st 2015
The wonderful Bridget St John is touring later this month and she's added an additional show:
Sun 31st May - 2pm matinee £13.50 in advance
Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN
Bridget St John + Michael Chapman
Bridget St John recorded three albums on John Peel’s Dandelion label from 1969-72, before moving to NY. Her impressive voice is deep and resonant. It’s a voice made for melancholy, and you can’t argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work.
Michael Chapman, who was also championed by Peel, is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a wonderful rasp to his voice, and also possessed of a quick dry wit. This is a special chance to catch two world class artists on tour together!
An evening with Malcolm Morley
Saturday 2nd May 8-11pm
Upstairs at the Betsy Trotwood
56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL
Malcolm will be playing selections from the recent 'Raw' EP as part of his set
.....some folk and blues....one or two Morley songs from the past....the odd tall story.....a first airing for the poem Rubber Duck...........an appearance by the wonderful Ms. Kakie Taylor-Black.....conversation, conviviality and a drink or two from the Trotwood bar for those who like to imbibe the hard stuff.
STARRY EYED AND LAUGHING 7” 45
'FOREVER YOUNG' b/w 'ECHOES'
(Shagrat/Aurora YOUNG 1)
Shagrat Records in association with AURORA
is proud to present a limited edition 7” (run of 100 copies) of ‘Forever Young’ and ‘Echoes’ by Starry Eyed & Laughing, two numbers recorded in 1974.
The more eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that SE&L head honcho, Tony Poole has been involved with Shagrat for some years now as our audio guru, design demon and website wunderkind, so we’re thrilled to be finally releasing some music by him.
Single ships first week of March 2015
READ ALL ABOUT IT AND PRE-ORDER HERE !
Shagrat voted 5th place in Shindig! mag's 2014 Awards for Best Record Label !
We'd like to thank all the readers who voted for us in the poll
- thank you for your continuing loyal support and we hope to bring you some more amazing releases in 2015
Watch this space for a limited run of a STARRY EYED AND LAUGHING 7" 45 rpm single in January - 100 copies only
Reviews in for Phil Greenberg's 'London 1969-72' - Read them here ...
Review of Kimberley Rew's "Flower Superpower b/w Bloody Old England" single
By Kris Needs in SHINDIG! - Read it here ...
And an *** EXCLUSIVE OFFER ! ***
We have x 2 white label copies of the Kimberley Rew single - they are signed on the label by Kim and Lee Cave Berry and come as part of set with a ticket (nos 5 & 35) and a poster for the launch party back in September - both are designed by John Hurford - the posters measure 42mm wide by 60mm high approx. (we had just 25 printed) - the poster ships separately to the 7" and ticket
- if you are interested please write in
for postage rates
Price £27.50 (inc Paypal charge)
November 2014 MALCOLM MORLEY "RAW" – (ENT018 10”)
(formerly of Help Yourself
and Bees Make Honey
) has recorded some new solo songs we are overjoyed to be releasing as a 10” EP.
It’s entitled ‘Raw
’ because that’s exactly what it is – undiluted Malcolm Morley – just his voice and guitar, occasionally augmented by sparse accompanying instrumentation on some tracks – done in the spirit of those old blues and folk recordings.
The EP ships first week of December 2014 and for those that buy this vinyl release, there will be a free digital download as part of the package.
This will NOT be available on CD.
Read all about it here !
KIMBERLEY REW's New Single "Flower Superpower b/w Bloody Old England" – (ORC 007 7" Vinyl)
Launch gig :
FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
46 St Pancras Way
£6 ADVANCE TICKETS from email@example.com
Ex-Soft Boys/Katrina & The Waves guitarist and singer Kimberley Rew is the man who penned such classics as 'Walking On Sunshine', 'Goin' Down To Liverpool' and 'Love Shine A Light'.
He will be joined by his regular band of Lee Cave Berry on bass and vocals and Tony Hill on drums to perform both sides of his latest waxing, original songs from his extensive solo back catalogue and a few choice cover versions.
July 2014 - **New !** - Kimberley Rew "Flower Superpower b/w Bloody Old England"
Kimberley Rew is well known as guitarist/singer/songwriter with bands like the Soft Boys
and Katrina & the Waves
In recent years he’s been writing and recording magnificent, very English solo albums and we are delighted to announce a 7” 45 on Shagrat limited to just 250 copies.
It comes in a plain white bag and with beautiful labels designed by the great John Hurford
SHIPS FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST - Pre-Order your copy here !
MICK HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
We were devastated by the passing of Mick Farren
, who incidentally died the same week as another of our beloved artists Andy 'Chicken Legs' Weaver
As some of you might recall, Mick wrote the evocative liner to Chicken Legs Weaver's 'Wishbone Hands'
We miss Mick and Andy sorely - they were great guys and very original figures.
To commemorate Mick's ascendency to the Big Gig in the Sky, we asked John Hurford
to design a beautiful poster around Byron Coley's wonderful ode to the great man, 'Mick Has Left the Building
Only 100 of these were printed and most were given away to Mick's band mates, close friends and family but we have a few left which we are happy to sell to cover our costs including a handful signed by Mr Hurford.
Please write in HERE
for further details.
May 2014 - **New !** - PHIL GREENBERG "LONDON 1969-72" – (ENT 016 10” Vinyl)
We're thrilled to announce the release of 60s cult hero Phil Greenberg's
Issued as a limited edition of just 300 copies, and housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, designed by John Hurford, with extensive sleeve notes by Phil himself and some evocative archive photos, this 10” release features seven largely acoustic original Greenberg numbers together with a version of ‘Catalina Sunset’ his friend Jack O’Hara from Eggs Over Easy
wrote during his stay in London in 1971 plus a live version of the folk classic ‘Golden Apples of the Sun’ recorded in 1966 live off the PA at the Jabberwock.
A must for Formerly Fat Harry
Available 26 May 2014
July 2013 MICK FARREN RIP 27th July 2013
It is with great sadness we have to report that singer, writer, counter culture icon and all round good guy Mick Farren passed away over the weekend. Mick was performing with the Deviants early on Saturday evening as part of the Atomic Sunshine show at the Borderline club in London when he collapsed after the band's third number, 'Cocaine and Gunpowder'- he suffered massive irreversible and progressive brain damage, and never regained consciousness. Even amidst tragedy, there was a certain poetic ring to his passing. At least if he had to go, he was doing what he loved best, performing up on stage with some of his oldest friends. Full obit to follow
May 2013 ** THE DEVIANTS return with a brand new single !
Yes folks we’re stoked to announce the imminent arrival of a brand new single by the legendary Deviants.
Fury of the Mob b/w A Better Day Is Coming
(ORC 006 7”)
Also available as a Digital Download !
** New BRAINIAC 5 Vinyl EP !
... plus ** HORACE Review in Terrascope !
BRAINIAC 5 - 'SPACE IS THE PLACE'
- Shagrat Records: ENT014 10" Vinyl EP
The first new recordings in over 30 years from this legendary psychedelic Cornish band
The Brainiacs can rock out like the Yardbirds and the Move but follow smoke trails laid down by figures as diverse as
Lee Perry, Funkadelic and seminal West Coast acts like Spirit and Skip Spence.
This beautiful 10" vinyl features Space Is The Place, dedicated to Sun Ra, plus Matelot Mick and Kabul, recreations of songs originally performed in the early ‘70s by the mysterious Half Human Band and until recently thought to be lost forever.
New ! Review in The Wire by Byron Coley