4/17/14

Sun Ra Book Launch April 25



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KICKS BOOKS PRESENTS NEW "HIP POCKET PAPERBACK" PROPHETIKA: LOST WRITINGS OF SUN RA (VOL. 1) IS HERE!
In this centennial of Sun Ra's birth, Kicks Books delivers a new collection of lost parables and polemics. PROPHETIKA will be the tenth title from Brooklyn's unsinkable KICKS BOOKS COMPANY, which went underwater in Hurricane Sandy. All of its titles, which include works by Andre Williams, Nick Tosches, Harlan Ellison, Royston   Ellis, Kim Fowley and Charles Plymell, are back in print!

• KICKS BOOKS • THE OWL HAS LANDED •

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THE OWL has indeed landed... our new mascot arrives via our first-ever Kicks Books book bag, just in time for our big bash on April 25 at THE POETRY PROJECT at historic ST MARKS CHURCH IN-THE-BOWERY.. celebrating the publication of PROPHETIKA, an apocalyptic array of unpublished Sun Ra poems and polemics, timed to preview during the Grand Cardinal Cross and to coincide with with this month's solar eclipse.. all heralding Sun Ra's birth centennial... articulating the goods at the book launch will be beat poet king
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CHARLES PLYMELL of BENZEDRINE HIGHWAY fame, Sun Ra disciple/ rhythm & blues legend BARRENCE WHITFIELD, bi-coastal author / DJ/ saxophone stylist PHAST PHREDDIE, Detroit's destructo-guitar god MICK COLLINS of the GORIES and the DIRT BOMBS (who will leave his axe at home and go for an all-out oratory instead)... and "space" theremin- wielding Mike Edison who will make and break the mood as required, and pontificate at will...
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... and perfume will be available at the reading which will be followed by an all-niter at Jonathan Toubin's SHAKIN ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN stomp at Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie Street... join the pilgrimage over to Home Sweet Home, as Charles, Phreddie, Mick, Mike, Barrence and the Kicks krew spin outta site outer space dance floor
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rompers and stompers in the basement while the Saturn Room upstairs will provide a heavenly haven for snugglers and stargazers... CHARLES PLYMELL's birthday arrives at midnite, so causes for celebration shall multiply... THE ROYSTON ELLIS monthly series is off to the races with our format-busting SWEET EBONY in the new KICKS Big Book BLUE series.. you heard right.. a book a month for a year... watch for May publication RUSH AT THE END by Royston Ellis.. from Kicks Big Books LAVENDER BLUE.. genre busting, gender bending ... hard-edged and harder bitten... that's Ellis in a nutshell... and yes, limited fragrances are concocted for each book in the series...pick up some scents for mothers day and start your fragrance collection while you can... the ink is dry
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Mike Edison, Charles Plymell, Mick Collins, Phast Phreddie
on our agreement to publish WHEN PIMPS WERE KING as a he/she duo, a year in the life of a pimp... circa 1970... true story diary style combo... half pimp... half prostie... the pair is due for Kicks Books Blue series this summer... all roads now lead to our year end Kicks Books 5th anniversary... which will ignite with the anticipated publication of I FOUGHT THE LAW, the authorized biography of Bobby Fuller by Miriam Linna and Bobby's brother Randy Fuller. Fuller's musical legacy comes to the printed page with four wheels burning... details follow on all counts... STAY YE TUNED.. and see you at St. Marks Church and Home Sweet Home on April 25!

• SUN RA PROPHETIKA EVENT BALLYOO •

What: SUN RA CENTENNIAL! Kicks Books and The Poetry Project present the PROPHETIKA book launch with all nite dance to follow at Home Sweet Home hosted by Jonathan Toubin and Shakin All Over Under Sideways Down!
When: Friday April 25
Where: St Marks Church on the Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street NYC and after-prance is at 131 Chrystie Street NYC
Time: Doors 10 PM, event begins 10:20 sharp
What: Rants, raves and readings from Charles Plymell, Mick Collins, Phast Phreddie, Barrence Whitfield, and Mike Edison with occasional noise from the space theremin and the Phast sax. First availability of books and perfume.
Followed by: All night celebration with Sun Ra superfan Jonathan Toubin and crew at Home Sweet Home!
Join luminaries Barrence Whitfield, Phast Phreddie Boogaloo Omnibus, Mike Edison, Mick Collins, and CHARLES PLYMELL as they read the secret screeds-- long lost unseen pronouncements of doom and rancor from the Sun one. Hear, heed, read and then join the Jonathan Toubin brigade all nite Sun Ra dance-o-thon at Home Sweet Home ... from 131 E. 10th Street to 131 Chrystie Street... let the interconstellational Cardinal Grand Cross mayhem BEGIN!

• KICKS BOOKS • IN PRINT & ON KINDLE •

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12/18/13

Norton Stones Series!




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 • HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY KEITH RICHARDS • 

We're celebrating Keith's big 7-0 here at Norton Records by blasting our ever growing Norton Rolling Stones 45 RPM Series, now featuring over 50 early Stones compositions as performed by today's top hitmakers worldwide.
 On 45 RPM vinyl singles, of course.
On the Norton label.
Of course!

Dig the entire NORTON ROLLING STONES SERIES!

12/2/13

•STAX OF NEW WAX • STAX OF NEW WAX • STAX OF NEW WAX •

NEW NORTON RELEASES ARE HERE

PLUS DIG OUR HOLIDAY LISTINGS!


The Norton website is a great place to find records, books, vintage posters, t-shirts and T-Valentine sipper phones. Take a look at our souped up new website and use the pull-down menus to find great stuff for yourself and all the folks on your gift list. There are over 800 items in our "Merch" section alone- including Mexican movie posters, DVD's, Kicks Books and Perfumes, and great T-shirts including the excellent new Esquerita t-shirt in all sizes! We will gift wrap to your specifications-- free!
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NEW NORTON SEVEN INCHERS

177 (7”) PURPLE MAJESTY - IN THIS DAY AND AGE/I CAN’T KEEP FROM CRYING Mickey Leigh’s 1967 garage band produced by 15 year old Joey Ramone! Purple wax!
178 (7”) BLOODSHOT BILL b/w DADDY LONG LEGS Split tour single with guys doing each other's songs!
179 (7”) JERRY & THE DEL-RAYS - I NEED YOUR LOVIN’/QUESTION MARK Unissued 1964 Detroit teenage rock n’ roll! A lo-fi masterpiece!
180 (7”) LA LA BROOKS - WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS/THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU The lead singer of The Crystals does King Khan and BBQ along with a non-LP cover of Mary Wells!
181 (7”) FLAMIN GROOVIES - SOMETHIN’ ELSE/TOO LATE FOR YOUR LIES Roarin’ TEENAGE HEAD warm up blast b/w FLAMINGO demo in knockout sleeve!
1405 (7”) NEW SURFSIDERS - DANCE DANCE DANCE/LUAU Subtract some music from your day with new “concert” and “party" favorites!
883 (7”) DELI-CADOS - GRANNY BABY/SHADES -VOODOO WOMAN Over-the-top mega rare Detroit black group rocker b/w jungle jumper!

TONS OF NORTON TITLES BACK IN STOCK INCLUDING:

• LAVERN BAKER - HOW CAN YOU LEAVE A MAN LIKE THIS?
• HANK BLACKMAN - ITCHY KOO
• EDDIE KIRK - THE GRUNT
• SHIRLEY ANN LEE - HOW CAN I LOSE
• J.B. LENOIR - OH BABY
• TOMMY LOMONTE - YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!
• JESSIE MAE - DON’T FREEZE ON ME
• JERRY McCAIN - TRYING TO PLEASE
• LIGHTNING SLIM - NEW ORLEANS BOUND
• OTIS REDDING - SHOUT BAMALAMA
• OTIS RUSH - JUMP SISTER BESSIE
• PREACHER STEPHENS - WHOOPIN’ AND A HOLLERIN’
• JOHNNY WRIGHT - GOTTA HAVE YOU FOR MYSELF
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HOLIDAY FOOTLONG!

RUDY RAY MOORE - THIS AIN'T NO WHITE CHRISTMAS!! LP (292)
Back in stock as the ultimate holiday footlong. No gift wrap necessary!

NORTON HOLIDAY SEVEN INCHERS- 16 TITLES

004 UNTAMED YOUTH Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘Em Down/Santa’s Midnight Run Frantic!
022 HASIL ADKINS Santa Claus Boogie/Blue Christmas Yuletide hunchers!
031 FLAT DUO JETS I’ll Have A Merry Christmas Without You/Caravan Dex decks halls!
053 KAISERS Merry Christmas Loopy Lu/Tipsy Xmas ‘96 beat + instro flip!
054 JACKIE & THE CEDRICS Silent Night Rumble/Santa Claus Wray-tinged Xmas KO!
068 HENTCHMEN Come On Santa/ Merry Christmas Baby Killer 3 chord anthems!
069 ANDRE WILLIAMS Poor Mr. Santa Naughty and nice versions!!! Unreal R&B!
086 SWINGIN’ NECKBREAKERS Santa Claus Ain’t Comin’ This Year +1
098 WILDEBEESTS Rudolph’s Ruin/Plum Duff
111 CHRISTMAS PARTY EP (red wax!) Little Joey Farr- Rock & Roll Santa/Brendan Hanlon & The Bat Men - Christmas Party/Tornados- Santa Claus/Donny Burns- Cool Yule
120 5-6-7-8'S Rock N' Roll Santa/Harlem Shuffle
126 NATHANIEL MAYER Ride in My 225/Mister Santa Claus
167 KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE - (Christmas at) Montsegur/3 Magi Of Damascus
169 QUALITIES - Happy New Year To You/It's Christmas Time!
173 LUIS & THE WILDFIRES - Who Likes Christmas Anyway?/I Know Your Mind
1404 THE NEW SURFSIDERS - Little Saint Nick/'Til I Die
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KB8 BENZEDRINE HIGHWAY

by Charles Plymell Biggest hip pocket paperback ever from Kicks Books- 244 pages of hi-octane beat blasts from the creator of ZAP comix and the last daddy standing of the big boss beat generation!
Also available Dec. 3 - autographed ltd box set and Apocalypse Rose perfume for the ladies and Loser fragrance for the man in your life.

DIG THE EVER-GROWING KICKS BOOKS LIBRARY !

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TRAGIC TALES FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL (KBSP-1) (KBM1) Souvenir memorial booklet commemorating the record release event for the album TRAGIC SONGS FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL: JOHN F. KENNEDY 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. 33 page songbook with foreword describing several unique popular culture elements to the dark events of Nov 22-24, 1963. Limited edition features full color cover, black endpapers, black satin ribbon. 5.5" x 8.5" format.
Need help with the website? Want us to put together a gift box to remember? Let us help. And thank you to everyone who has stuck with us through the past year. Last year at this time, we were underwater, and made no holiday sales at all from Nov. 1- April 1. This year, we're ready to roll once again. We wish you all the very best now and always... with gratitude and attitude!