Rowland S. Howard ‎– Pop Crimes

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(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny 3:51
Shut Me Down 4:21
Life's What You Make It 6:43
Pop Crimes 7:23
Nothin' 3:51
Wayward Man 3:43
Avé Maria 4:00
The Golden Age Of Bloodshed 4:31

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LMCD0088 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(CD, Album) Liberation Music LMCD0088 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
LMCD0171 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(CD, Album) Liberation Music LMCD0171 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
LMLP0088 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(LP, Album) Liberation Music LMLP0088 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
LMLP0088 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(LP, Album + CD, Album) Liberation Music LMLP0088 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
INFECT114CD Rowland S.Howard* Pop Crimes(CD, Album) Infectious Music, Liberation Music, Soyuz Music INFECT114CD Russia 2010 Sell This Version
INFECT114CD Rowland S.Howard* Pop Crimes(CD, Album) Infectious Music, Liberation Music INFECT114CD UK 2010 Sell This Version
FP1465-2 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(CD, Album, RE) Fat Possum Records FP1465-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
LMLP0088 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Liberation Music LMLP0088 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
FP1465-1 Rowland S. Howard Pop Crimes(LP, Album, RE) Fat Possum Records FP1465-1 US 2014 Sell This Version

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jeda23

jeda23

June 1, 2017
referencing Pop Crimes, CD, Album, LMCD0088
There has been another release of Pop Crimes on vinyl by Liberation. The first pressing came with the CD version sealed against the front cover. People who own this edition never needed to unseal the LP to 'check for a CD'. The second pressing had no CD. These two pressings are easy to distinguish from later Liberation re-press due to the use of the round Liberation symbol. When Liberation re-pressed Pop Crimes on red vinyl it appears the first 750 had the Obi strip and the remainder of the press number did not (or they re-pressed without Obi strip). These pressings of Pop Crimes use the rectangular Liberation logo. It appears there is a black vinyl pressing that has been available for some time now and it also makes use of the rectangular Liberation logo. All cat numbers and identifiers appear to be the same so it seems there is some confusion from sellers (or plain unscrupulous sellers) offering copies of Pop Crimes for sale against the incorrect release information. The most obvious way to tell the item is a re-pressing is the shape of the Liberation logo. I attempted to explain this to a seller after purchasing what I was led to believe was at least a sealed second pressing but he/she stubbornly rejected my explanation and continued to say cat numbers matched.
Kingloser

Kingloser

January 12, 2017
referencing Pop Crimes, CD, Album, LMCD0088
This Liberation digipack came signed in silver ink by Rowland S. Howard, as well as the vinyl version wich came with a cd and a poster.
sella44

sella44

August 23, 2016
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, LMLP0088
red vinyl edition sounds crap! compressed low resolution digital file on vinyl. save your money and buy the cd instead.
sella44

sella44

August 18, 2016
referencing Pop Crimes, CD, Album, LMCD0088
the red vinyl edition sounds absolutely crap. save your money and buy the cd!
streetmouse

streetmouse

April 10, 2016
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, RE, FP1465-1

Passing away in 2009, Rowland S. Howard, like Ian Curtis of Joy Division, has left us with a darkly unsettling body of work that will no doubt be poured over for years to come by fans of Birthday Party, Nick Cave, and The Boys Next Door, for hints at his demise, his tentative hold on his personal being, mysterious choice of covers, and the distillation of his lyrics, to etch out any hint as to who the man behind the man actually was.

Sounding dark and devious, as if he was perpetually pondering on a soapbox, ignored by all passerby's, guitar in hand, preaching of the final days, and the lack of human immortality ... in that who we are, and what we leave behind is a mere blurred vision of what we do and whom we effect.

Essentially, Pop Crimes is flawless at painting a perverse and askew image of pop culture in all of its subversive faded glory, complete with covers by both Talk Talk [“Life’s What You Make It”] and Townes Van Zandt [“Nothin”]. He tenders nether of these songs as one might expect, but then Howard seldom did anything by the numbers, leaving us to cypher the reasoning behind these choices. Listening to Pop Crimes is no easy task, it’s painful, it’s heartbreaking, it’s tar on your new shoes from summer heated city streets and the lack of breathable air, laboriously rolling on and on, like a man searching his pockets over and over, knowing he’ll never have the correct change for the subway to take him someplace more bearable.

If nothing else, Rowland S. Howard has managed to show us a presence, and in the world of rock n’ roll, that’s saying something.

Review by Jenell Kesler
pgspecialagent

pgspecialagent

October 23, 2015
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, RE, FP1465-1
no problem with my copy from Fat Possum. Sounds really good
3_kilos

3_kilos

June 14, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, LMLP0088
The 2nd pressing on red vinyl sounds great!
SecretRecords

SecretRecords

June 4, 2015
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, RE, FP1465-1

No problem with the sound quality of my copy. Sounds great and it's a great album
Gio.

Gio.

November 19, 2014
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, RE, FP1465-1

There's no doubt - album ifself is brilliant, but the sound quality of this pressing is awful, extremely poor and flat sound.
I hope Liberations red vinyl reissue sounds much better.
darkeyelids

darkeyelids

October 21, 2014
referencing Pop Crimes, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, LMLP0088
It appears there has been another pressing on red after the initial 750.
Only difference is that the 2nd pressing does not include an Obi strip.