Monday, December 21, 2009

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 12/19/2009

1. LP - Metallica "Kill Em All" Test Pressing - $6,660.00

2. LP - Vlado Perlemuter "Mozart Sonatas" Vox Box Set - $6,200.00

3. LP - The Beatles "Introducing The Beatles" VeeJay ad back - $4,939.00

4. EP - Misfits "Horror Business" Acetate - $3,751.01

5. LP - Can "Monster Movie" Music Factory German Pressing - $3,457.52

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

Bloodbath To Re-Release "Breeding Death" EP With Two Extra Songs

Swedish death metallers Bloodbath have issued the following announcement about re-releasing a limited edition version of their "Breeding Death" EP with two additional songs:

"After the quickly sold out Picture-LP of ‘Breeding Death’ Animate Records from Germany will release this album again as a high quality matt Gatefold-12?-MLP with black inner sleeve on 180 g vinyl. The LP contains two bonus tracks and will be limited to 999 copies (first 200 copies as collectors edition in golden wax). On side B there's an etched picture which is laser-manufactured and simply looks killer… The release date is set to January 8th, 2010


Radiohead To Resume Recording New Album In January
Ed O'Brien reveals...

Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien says the band plan to resume work on their new album in January.

In a message on the group's website, O'Brien said he was “genuinely excited” about completing the work they started in the summer.

“The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last Summer. I am so genuinely excited about what we’re doing, but for obvious reasons I can’t divulge anything more,” O’Brien posted on December 19th. “10 years ago we were all collectively (that’s the band) in the land of Kid A, and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn’t a fun place to be. What’s reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game.”

At present, it's not clear when the follow-up to 2007's 'In Rainbows' is due to be released.

However, O'Brien admitted that the band had come along way in the last ten years since the release of their fourth album, 'Kid A', in 2000.


Who Landmark

The venue where Pete Townshend smashed his first guitar has been declared a landmark by local officials. A plaque has been placed at the former location of the Railway Hotel in Harrow, England. A town councilman said "It seemed to us only right that music fans on pilgrimages around London can see another landmark associated with a true great of rock music."


Megadeth's Mustaine Ailing

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is talking seriously about retirement due to an on-going neck problem. He told Metal Hammer

"Yeah, retirement is a concern. It has to do with the limitations of my body. I’ve got stuff going on with my neck. I try not to make it obvious but the range of motion in my neck is becoming very limited. I don’t think it has as much to do with wear and tear, as it does with the lack of preparation. There were so many years where I would go out there and just start headbanging. I didn’t think, 'OK Dave, you’re an elite athlete, you do metal calisthenics with your left hand… so why don’t you limber up the rest of your body?"

Because Sound Matters $1000 Vinyl LP Giveaway

Because Sound Matters, the Warner Bros. vinyl store, is giving away a whopping $1000 worth of vinyl records in a contest running until December 24th.

The Rules: create an account at Because Sound Matters, fill out a two line contest form with your name and valid e-mail address, and you’re automatically entered into the Holiday Vinyl Giveaway.

The Prize: a single winner gets a collection of vinyl including vintage Neil Young titles from ‘69 and ‘70 put out as part of the Neil Young Official Release series, a set of Metallica 45RPM limited edition box sets, the complete Oasis collection, three Nirvana albums, Wilco vinyl and plenty of other goodies.

Free vinyl is always a good thing, even if you’re no fan of Metallica (especially Death Magnetic–yuck–, though the limited edition 180 gram vinyl set of …And Justice For All does not suck one little bit). The prize package is eclectic enough to entice some of us to sign up (yes, it’s true–at least one of us) and the Neil Young four disc set is enough to warrant a look all by itself.

If you are intrigued by the possibility of winning 30 vinyl LPs, some of which are nice, limited editions and at least one signed-by-the-band LP, have a look, register and sign up to enter the Because Sound Matters Holiday Vinyl Giveaway. You’ve only got until December 24th, so no procrastinating.

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