Few guitarists, even ones leaning toward the eccentric, would dream of pasting together a 19-minute instrumental out of various improvisations. But John Fahey is on his own planet, and he assured that fingerstyle guitar would never be the same when he issued The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party on his own Takoma label in 1966. The album features Fahey's more experimental explorations on the guitar between 1962 and 1966, ranging from solo guitar on "Guitar Excursions Into the Unknown" to the eerie organ accompaniment on "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."
Four CD set containing enough tracks to keep the boogie in your feet all night long. Includes tracks from One Direction, Wham, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Dolly Parton, Avril Lavigne and many others.
Reformed Canadian rock trio The Tea Party to release live album and concert DVD on November 27! Live From Australia sonically documents their 2012 summer tour through Australia following their return to the stage. Seminal Canadian prog-rock pioneers The Tea Party have sold over 2 million records worldwide, including 4 double-platinum awards, 1 platinum and 4 gold albums in Canada over the span of their career. In addition they have toured Australia, the U.S.A. and Europe, received 13 JUNO Award nominations and have garnished 22 MuchMusic Video Award nominations including three People's Choice Awards for Favourite Music Video.
Tom Hanks stars in this raunchy teen comedy from veteran screenwriters Pat Proft and Neil Israel, who had previously collaborated on the amusing sketch film Tunnelvision (1976) and the disappointing Americathon (1980). Bus-driver Rick Gasko (Hanks) is engaged to wealthy Debbie Thompson (Tawny Kitaen), much to the chagrin of her father (George Grizzard), who considers Rick a loser. To keep an eye on her future groom, Debbie and her friends dress as prostitutes to attend his bachelor party, which quickly turns into a bacchanal of smutty debauchery. Familiar faces in the cast include action stars Michael Dudikoff and Ji-Tu Cimbuka, pin-ups Monique Gabrielle and Rosanne Katon, and teen-movie regulars Adrian Zmed and Wendie Jo Sperber. It's an occasionally hilarious excursion into bad taste, although one which two-time Oscar winner Hanks would probably like to forget.