Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ebay Top Vinyl Record Sales for September 2009

The results have been compiled and we have the top selling vinyl records sold at eBay during the month of September of 2009, sorted by week. There are some interesting sales for the month including the top money sale going to the Beatles LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" (Stereo Parlophone Gold UK First Press) coming in at just below $8,700, a Beatles "Yesterday and Today" First State Butcher Mono sold for $2,600.00, and an 45rpm record from Elvis Presley, "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" (Sun 209) which sold for $2,999.99. Other interesting sellers included a number of jazz recordings including: Lee Morgan "City Lights" on the Blue Note record label which sold for $2,655, two Sonny Clark LPs, "Cool Struttin," also on Bluenote Blue Note, which sold for $2,940 and "Sonny's Crib" (Blue Note) which sold for $1,691. Another jazz classic Dexter Gordon’s LP "Blows Hot And Cold" on red vinyl sold for $2,866.

Here are the weekly results:

Week Ending 09/05/2009

1. 45 - The Crystals "The Screw Pt 1" / "The Screw Pt 2" Philles - $3,499.99
2. LP - The Beatles "Yesterday and Today" First State Butcher Mono - $2,600.00
3. 45 - Nirvana "Love Buzz" 243/1000 Sub Pop - $2,499.00
4. 45 - David Bowie "Space Oddity" / "Starman" RCA Mexico Picture Sleeve - $2,333.00
5. LP - Led Zeppelin "I" Atlantic UK Turquoise 1st Press - $2,244.31

Week Ending 09/12/2009

1. 45 - Pink Floyd "See Emily Play" / "Scarecrow" Odeon Japan WLP Red Wax - $4,716.00
2. LP - Barney Wilen "Tilt" Swing France - $2,250.00
3. 45 - Gene Toones "What More Do You Want" / "How It Feels" Simco - $2,175.00
4. LP - Jimi Hendrix "Axis: Bold As Love" White Label Promo - $2,000.00
4. 45 - The Rolling Stones "Stoned" / "Wanna Be Your Man" London Canada - $2,000.00
5. 45 - Bob & Fred "I'll Be On My Way" / "I'll Be On My Way Instr" Big Mac - $1,947.00

Week Ending 09/19/2009

1. LP - Lee Morgan "City Lights" Blue Note BLP 1575 - $2,655.00
2. LP - Pink Floyd "More" Odeon Japan Red Wax - $2,500.00
3. World's Experience Orchestra - The Beginning Of A New Birth - $2,127.00
4. 45 - Necros "Sex Drive" w/ Inserts KBD - $1,975.00
5. LP - Sonny Clark "Sonny's Crib" Blue Note BLP 1576 - $1,691.00

Week Ending 09/26/2009

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Stereo Parlophone Gold UK First Press - $8,689.75
2. 45 - Larry Clinton "She's Wanted" / "If I Knew" Dynamo - $3,188.88
3. 45 - Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" / "Gates Of Eden" CBS Mayalysia w/ Picture Sleeve - $3,063.00
4. 45 - Elvis Presley "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" Sun 209 - $2,999.99
5. 45 - Slayer "25 Years Of Showing No Mercy" Fan Club Issue - $2,700.00

Week Ending 10/03/2009

1. 45 - Beer "Some Kind Of Rich Girl" / "Anymore" Sgt. Golden - $4,929.98
2. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $4,605.00
3. LP - Sonny Clark "Cool Struttin" Blue Note - $2,940.00
4. LP - Led Zeppelin "I" Atlantic UK Turquoise 1st Press - $2,903.83
5. LP - Dexter Gordon "Blows Hot And Cold" Dootone DL-207 Red Vinyl - $2,866.00

As always, a special thank you to Norm at for this great data. Stop in and listen to their unique radio show Accidental Nostalgia with Norm & Jane On Radio Dentata - 60 minutes of rare records and nugatory narration. Every Tuesday 4PM PT/7PM ET, Sunday 9AM PT/12PM ET & Monday 12AM PT/3AM ET

Music News & Notes

Genitorturers Ready New Album, "Blackheart Revolution"

Renowned for their status as agents provocateur of the underground hard rock and industrial metal scenes, the Genitorturers return with the November 3rd release of "Blackheart Revolution" [G-Force/MVD Entertainment]. The album was co-produced by David “Evil D” Vincent [Morbid Angel] and Scott Humphrey [Motley Crue, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne], the album is a roller coaster ride of musical twists, sonic turns and reckless abandon.

“We wanted to make a big rock record that translates the same excitement I felt when I heard AC/DC’s Highway to Hell for the first time, combined with the dark intrigue of Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare,” says Gen of the new release. “We wanted something that shakes the walls, grabs you by the balls, and scares you a bit in the process!”

The lead single from Blackheart Revolution, “Cum Junkie,” is currently available via digital release, as well as in limited-edition, 7-inch vinyl. The collectible physical release will be the first in a series of vinyl singles to be released from the album, each complete with expansive packaging and uncensored artistic detail.

The Genitorturers live spectacle returns to the road October 24, with the first leg of dates running through November


IN MOURNING's 'Shrouded Divine' To Be Released On Vinyl With New Artwork

"Shrouded Divine", the 2008 debut album from Swedish melancholic metallers IN MOURNING, will be released on vinyl on November 20 via Kolony Records. Limited to 500copies worldwide, it will come with new exclusive artwork for this version only and inner sleeve containing all lyrics and info.

The album is available for pre-order at this location.

The band will present the LP in advance during their show at Kolony Metal Fest in Lonato del Garda (BS), Italy on November 28.

IN MOURNING recently entered Black Lounge Studio (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE, STEEL ATTACK, etc.) with producer/engineer Jonas Kjellgren to begin recording its second album for an early 2010 release via Pulverised Records.

"Shrouded Divine" gained a massive amount of attention and also very positive responses worldwide with the band's brand of heart-wrenching melodic passages entwined with progressive elements but yet still retaining all the brutality of death metal aggression.



Indie-folk all-stars Monsters of Folk sat down with AOL Spinner to discuss the highly anticipated new material. Rather than merely talk about their individual efforts, the interview became a showcase for their camaraderie and mutual respect for each other’s music. In addition to the interview, the band has revealed the album cover art- a painting-like rendition of each of the members, with a whimsical feel.

3 full songs are already available, from the soon to be released self-titled debut. “Say Please,” “Dear God (Sincerely MOF),” and “The Sandman, The Brakeman, and Me” can be heard on the band’s Myspace page at:



Hope's First Beatles MA Students Get Ticket to Ride

Fourteen new students from countries around the world including USA, Canada, Belgium, Venezuela and the UK arrived at Liverpool Hope University this week to begin their studies on the worlds first ever MA in The Beatles.

The brand new MA in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society is the only one of its kind in the world and since being launched earlier this year has attracted an unprecedented amount of interest and enquiries from around the world.

During the first few days of the course, a television crew from Japan was on hand to record students' initial experiences for a report covering the course, taking in a visit to the Beatles Experience exhibition, as well as a trip to the gates of Strawberry Fields (pictured).


Animal Collective to release new EP Fall Be Kind?

According to, Animal Collective will be releasing a new record on December 8th. Visits to Domino’s US site have turned up devoid of any information… so far. Presumably, this will end up as an E.P., given Amazon’s $11.38 and $9.98 price tags for vinyl and C.D. respectively.

Back in August, fan site Collected Animals posted that a new EP would be coming sometime this year with live tracks “From a Beach” and “Grace” making appearances on the EP. It’s safe to assume that a new song “Fall Be Kind” could appear on this new recording, given the band’s penchant for naming EPs after previously unheard material.


Death Cab Video

Death Cab for Cutie’s video for “Meet Me on the Equinox,” premiered last night at MTV. It's the first single from the soundtrack for Twilight sequel New Moon, check it out:


New Kraftwerk Album For 2010

Space rockers Kraftwerk, who are currently re-releasing their catalog in single albums, vinyl and as a box set, are planning to go into the studio over the winter to record a new album, which should be out in 2010. Ralf Hutter told Billboard that he is also looking at upgrading the three pre-Autobahn albums not included in the new box.


KISS Sonic Boom LP

In the 35 years that they've been together, KISS has never had a #1 album. Their best showing ever was 1998's Psycho Circus which got to #3 (Alive! peaked at #9).

It's still early to tell, but Hits Daily Double is reporting that, after one day of sales, their new Sonic Boom album is tracking towards first week sales of 150 to 170,000. However, there is a new release that could give them trouble, the new one from Michael Buble which comes out Friday, the same day he does an interview on Oprah.


BMI London Awards

The BMI London Awards were held on Tuesday at London's Dorchester Hotel, honoring the most performed songs on U.S. radio and television stations over the last year. Those being honored are members of PRS for Music, the U.K.'s performing rights society, who are also represented by BMI in the United States.

The Icon Award went to Donovan as an artist who has had “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” From a BMI press release:

Donovan transformed popular music in the 1960s, earning 12 consecutive Top 40 hits, including Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, There Is a Mountain, Lalena, Epistle to Dippy, Atlantis, Hurdy Gurdy Man, and Jennifer Juniper, all of which he wrote alone. His compositions have also resurfaced in hit films and television series, as well as various advertising campaigns. In 1965, Catch the Wind earned an Ivor Novello Award for best contemporary folk song, marking the first time the honor was bestowed on an artist’s debut single. Donovan received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Hertfordshire in 2003, and in 2009, he became Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Minister of Culture, France, and garnered the American Visionary Art Museum Baltimore’s prestigious Grand Visionary Award. A man not only of unfathomable talent but of rare conviction as well, he is a well-known proponent and student of Transcendental Meditation and leads the musical wing of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace. Hard at work on a new album entitled Ritual Groove, Donovan plans to tour continuously through 2010.

Pete Townshend once again received three awards in the field of TV Music Awards for the Who songs used as themes for CSI, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.

The Robert S. Musel Award for Song of the Year went to Pocketful of Sunshine which was written by the original singer, Natasha Beddingfield and songwriter Danielle Brisebois. Now, Brisebois does not qualify as a veteran musician, but she is a veteran of the entertainment business, having cut her teeth playing the Bunker's niece Stephanie on the TV series All in the Family for a number of seasons. The song also won College Song of the Year.


New Radiohead Album In 2010

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien said in a recent interview (with NME) that Radiohead will definitely be releasing a new album in 2010 in CD, vinyl, and (of course) download formats.

This contradicts an interview that Thom Yorke gave a couple of months ago where he indicated that Radiohead wasn’t planning on recording another album any time soon.

O’Brien said they planned on recording the new album this winter but he wouldn’t give any details on what songs would be on the album or what direction they were taking except to say that recent (free, download only) Radiohead release “These Are My Twisted Words” was a “one off” rather than an indicator of what the next album would sound like.

Radiohead’s last album was 2007’s In Rainbows which was their 7th studio album to date. All anyone can say is who knows?


U2 Want Their Own Version Of 'Rock Band', Just Like The Beatles

U2 say that they would love their own version of the video game Rock Band, just like The Beatles.

Bassist Adam Clayton explained that the Irish group previously held talks with Rock Band game makers MTV Games and Electronic Arts but a deal couldn't be reached.

However, speaking to USA Today, the 49-year-old said he was optimistic they could forge a deal in the future.

He said: "We definitely would like to be in there, but we felt some of the compromises weren't what we wanted.

“That could change. I love the idea that that's where people are getting music and we'd love to be in that world. We'll figure something out."

Clayton said they had a change of heart as soon as they saw The Beatles Rock Band.

"What The Beatles have done, where the animation is much more representative of them, is what we’re interested in, rather than the one-size-fits-all animation. We didn't want to be caricatured," he added.


Tyler Getting Healthy - Aerosmith To Return

Aerosmith will return to the stage next week for the first time since singer Steve Tyler broke his shoulder in August.

The US band will play a private gig for the software company Oracle Corp, which is owned by billionaire Larry Ellison.

A spokeswoman for the company told Reuters: “Aerosmith is a go.”

The concert comes just two months after Tyler was injured when he fell off stage during a gig in South Dakota.