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Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales

Following the huge recent success of King Rocker, spotlighting The Nightingales as one of the best band’s in Britain, comes the soundtrack and DVD to one of 2021’s break-out films.

Comedian Stewart Lee and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London) investigate a missing piece of punk history. Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades. But how, if at all, does Robert want to be remembered? The anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art. All of the highlights from the film are here, along with rarities which won’t appear on any of the deluxe reissues of the Nightingales’ catalogue, among them 7″ versions of “Use Your Loaf”, the Bob Luman hit “Let’s Think About Living” and “Black Country”, a glam remix of crowd favourite “Thick And Thin” and a version of Christy and Emily’s “Ghost” which rivals the Nightingales’ take on TLC’s “Unpretty” for sheer beauty. The only act with roots in the punk era that have gone on to make records more captivating, cutting and entertaining today than at any point in their past.

2CD - This special King Rocker bookback DVD/CD deluxe package includes the full length feature film with over 90 minutes of extras and unseen footage alongside the soundtrack. This collector’s edition is beautifully encased with 20 pages of unreleased behind the scenes photos and liner notes from Michael Cumming and Stewart Lee.

The Nightingales

King Rocker

Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales
CD

$33.99

Bookback DVD and CD Set. Features the Film, 90 Minutes of Extras and Soundtrack CD

Released 05/20/2022Catalogue Number

DVD-KROCK-001

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Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales
LP+

$32.99

Includes poster & booklet

Red Vinyl

Released 05/20/2022Catalogue Number

LP-KROCK-001C

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Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales
LP

$32.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 09/09/2022Catalogue Number

LP-KROCK-001

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The Nightingales

King Rocker

Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales
CD

$33.99

Bookback DVD and CD Set. Features the Film, 90 Minutes of Extras and Soundtrack CD

Released 05/20/2022Catalogue Number

DVD-KROCK-001

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales
LP+

$32.99

Includes poster & booklet

Red Vinyl

Released 05/20/2022Catalogue Number

LP-KROCK-001C

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for King Rocker by The Nightingales
LP

$32.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 09/09/2022Catalogue Number

LP-KROCK-001

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Following the huge recent success of King Rocker, spotlighting The Nightingales as one of the best band’s in Britain, comes the soundtrack and DVD to one of 2021’s break-out films.

Comedian Stewart Lee and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London) investigate a missing piece of punk history. Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades. But how, if at all, does Robert want to be remembered? The anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art. All of the highlights from the film are here, along with rarities which won’t appear on any of the deluxe reissues of the Nightingales’ catalogue, among them 7″ versions of “Use Your Loaf”, the Bob Luman hit “Let’s Think About Living” and “Black Country”, a glam remix of crowd favourite “Thick And Thin” and a version of Christy and Emily’s “Ghost” which rivals the Nightingales’ take on TLC’s “Unpretty” for sheer beauty. The only act with roots in the punk era that have gone on to make records more captivating, cutting and entertaining today than at any point in their past.

2CD - This special King Rocker bookback DVD/CD deluxe package includes the full length feature film with over 90 minutes of extras and unseen footage alongside the soundtrack. This collector’s edition is beautifully encased with 20 pages of unreleased behind the scenes photos and liner notes from Michael Cumming and Stewart Lee.