Rocktober Is Here!
Iconoclassic Records loves to rock...and we know you do too!
That's why we've got three rockin' new releases for your to enjoy.
Rochester rock heroes Duke Jupiter are one of music’s great ‘should have been’ stories. Emerging in the late ’70s, the band opened for the era’s biggest names, including ZZ Top, Bob Seger, REO Speedwagon, Toto, Foreigner, Blue Öyster Cult, David Bowie, and many more. In 1982, the band played a free concert in Rochester and 25,000 fans attended — more than 10 times as many as expected. The show caused the biggest traffic jam that the city had seen and ended up making national news. Somehow, those wins were not enough to cement stardom for the hard-working quartet. But Duke Jupiter remains fondly remembered not only in upstate New York but among power pop and melodic rock enthusiasts worldwide.
1982’s Duke Jupiter 1 makes its official CD debut digitally remastered by Vic Anesini from the original master tapes. It features the early MTV favorite and Billboard Top 20 rock chart hit “I’ll Drink To You.”
“I don’t appeal to the masses and they don’t appeal to me”
– Graham Parker, “Sharpening Axes”
Following several acoustic-based albums, Acid Bubblegum found pre-punk angry young man Parker roaring back into venomous form backed by the all-star band of Jimmy Destri (Blondie), Andrew Bodnar (The Rumour) and Gary Burke (Joe Jackson). The bracing lyrical attack of Acid Bubblegum is, if anything, only more relevant today.
Includes new liner notes essay by Graham Parker.
Acid Bubblegum won't be in stores until October 27th, but you can buy it exclusively from Iconoclassic Records right now for immediate shipment. There's a big stink under the shrinkwrap...yeah, oh, yeah.
Grab two from yer Packet of Three
Originally released in 1984 in abridged form on the independent Aura Records label, Packet of Three kicked off the third chapter of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Marriott’s legendary career, after two decades fronting the Small Faces and Humble Pie. This live album captures a smokin’ set at Dingwalls in London, with Marriott in spectacular voice and the power trio format spotlighting his underrated guitar playing across a set of Small Faces and Humble Pie classics, blues standards, and covers.
Packet of Three is the only official live album from this era, produced and promoted by Marriott. This 2 LP reissue adds 6 bonus tracks that did not feature on the original 1984 single LP, presenting the complete concert on vinyl for the first time.
Includes revealing liner notes by Ralph Chapman drawing upon newly conducted interviews with surviving Packet of Three bandmate Jim Leverton and Aura Records head Aaron Sixx.