Monday, May 4, 2009

Classic Rock Videos

Pink Floyd "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Syd Barrett Tribute

Music News & Notes

Prince Says No To Guitar Hero

It's being reported that Prince turned down an offer from Activision to have his music in the Guitar Hero video game franchise. On last week's Tavis Smiley show, he commented:

"I just think it's more important that kids learn how to actually play the guitar. It's a tough instrument. It's not easy. It took me a long time, and it was frustrating at first. And you just have to stick with it, and it's cool for people who don't have time to learn the chords or ain't interested in it. But to play music is one of the greatest things."

A sign of the times, hopefully....


New Augury Album “Fragmentary Evidence” Out August 11th

After 5 years and numerous lineup changes, Canadian progressive death metal masters Augury are finally set to release another album. “Fragmentary Evidence” comes out on August 11th in the US.

Since “Concealed” came out in 2004, the band has replaced former drummer √Čtienne Gallo with newcomer Antoine Baril, and female vocalist Gabrielle Borgia also left the band. If the two promo songs released in 2006 are any indication however, the new album will see Augury developing and streamlining their approach to death metal while still retaining the progressive approach that set them apart on their debut. Both tracks on the promo, ‘Skyless’ and ‘Faith Puppeteers’ will also appear on the new release.

“Fragmentary Evidence” is definitely a release to watch out for if you’re a fan of progressive and technical death metal. Check Augury’s MySpace page for updates and eventually samples of their new album.


New Wolfmother Music

Aussie rockers Wolfmother debuted their new lineup for hundreds of eager fans at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum this past Friday night. The recently reconstituted band previewed several hard-rocking tracks from their forthcoming album, Cosmic Egg, at the sold-out show. Curly-haired frontman Andrew Stockdale — the only remaining member since two-thirds of the trio left in 2008 due to “irreconcilable personal and musical differences” — put his new group through the paces as they ironed out the kinks of their embryonic incarnation.

New Vinyl Releases

New vinyl being reissued soon, the classics never get old!

May 12, 2009

Anthrax - Fist Full of Metal (3-LP)

Steve Earle - Townes (2-LP)

Ace Frehley - Greatest Hits Live (Picture Disc)

Warren Haynes - Tales of Ordinary Madness


May 19, 2009

Leonard Cohen - Live Songs

Leonard Cohen - New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Room

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate

Jethro Tull - Live at Montreux 2003

Booker T. Jones - Potato Hole

King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open

Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi (2-LPs/1-CD)


June 2, 2009

Alice Cooper - School's Out

Deep Purple - History, Hits and Highlights 1968-1976

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends - On Tour with Eric Clapton

Faces - A Nod Is as Good as a a Blind Horse

UFO - The Visitor


June 16, 2009

Beach Boys - Sunflower

Beach Boys - Surf's Up

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (Remastered) (2-LPs)

Merle Haggard - Mama Tried

John Lennon - Live Peace In Toronto

Megadeath - So Far, So Good, So What

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Uplift Mofo Party Plan

Roxy Music - Country Life

Roxy Music - Stranded

Sex Pistols - Sex, Anarchy & Rock N' Roll Swindle

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 05/02/2009

1. 45 - Joy Divison "An Ideal For Living" Enigma Original - $3,938.88 - Start: $500.00 - Bids: 35

2. 12″ - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $3,355.00 Start: $0.01 Bids: 68

3. 45 - Nirvana "Love Buzz" 383/1000 Sub Pop - $2,849.00 - Start: $5999.99 - Bids: Best Offer

4. LP - Sylvie Vartan Panel Deluxe 2LP Box Set Japan SEALED - $2000.00 - Start: $2000.00 - Bids: 1

5. LP - Aguatrubia self-titled Arena Chile - $1,934.00 - Start: $9.98 - Bids: 15

The Joy Divison 7" on Enigma keeps rising in value and gets the #1 spot for the second time this year, selling for over $3.9k. Two more old friends get the next two spots on this week's Top 5, the Led Zeppelin album catalogue on 12" vinyl bids up past $3.3k, while a low numbered Nirvana "Love Buzz" 7" does very well on a Best Offer at a dollar less than halfway over $2.8k.

French Ye-Ye singer, Sylvie Vartan, gets the #4 spot with a Japanese double LP set that gets its asking price at $2k. And last, a Chilean Psych LP sells for over $1.9k

As always, thanks to Norm at for this great data!