Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Invention Claims To Clean Vinyl Records

 ran across this bit of information and if this works as it says it does (I will try and test it), it may bring old records back to life.  I had seen something similar, you could also do this with wood glue, although it would be very expensive.  Has anyone tried this product?  If so, what were the results?  Looks very interesting and I will follow up after I have tried the product.

New Inventions:

Record Revirginizer Website

The university award winning RECORD REViRGiNiZER cleans your vinyl records and removes all the pops and crackles from your valuable record collection.

RECORD REViRGiNiZER isn't just a record cleaner, it restores your vinyl records back to their original condition by using a revolutionary anti-static polymer that acts like a facemask on the your vinyl records.

It's the closest thing to a miracle for vinyl record cleaning and restoration ever invented.

The Process

Record Revirginizer is a new approach to cleaning vinyl records. It’s a liquid that you pour onto the record surface and then massage into the grooves until it has created a coating over the record about 1mm thick. You then leave it to dry for a few hours and then peel off, taking the ground-in debris it

Many record cleaning products use brushes to get into the grooves, but sometimes these can just push the dirt around without actually lifting it out of the groove, or they may even push the dirt in further.

The Record Revirginizer is a viscous, non-toxic liquid that is poured onto one side of the vinyl record and massaged into the grooves so the whole side is covered. It seeps right to the bottom of the grooves where it uses adherence as it sets into a film.

It is then peeled off the record, taking with it the grit and grease that has accumulated in the grooves.

Record Revirginizer is formulated so that it doesn’t create static when removed from the record. This is essential, as static is one of the major causes of dust and grit adhering to vinyl records in the first place.

Vinyl Stories

New Music Store Is Spinning With Vinyl Records Reporting

Ron Matz

CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) - If you're a fan of the LP, the long playing record, you have some reason to celebrate. A new store in Baltimore has opened and is selling only vinyl.

Ron Matz reports on a new trend in the music industry which seems to be going back to the future.

On Frederick Road, the music spins on the turntable at Trax on Wax, a music store where vinyl has become cool again.

Gary Gebler is the brainchild and owner of Trax on Wax.

"People bring me their albums. I put it on CD for them and charge a minimal fee, especially the older generation. I've had people bring in hundreds of albums that I've burned for them. And they just love it, makes them feel like a kid again," said Gebler.

Read the rest here:


Shepshed man reflects on passion for vinyl

DEREK Whittingtons home in Shepshed looks like any other three-bedroomed terrace from the outside.

But open the front door and you find yourself inside a treasure trove, a real music lovers fantasy, for the 58-year-old owns more than 18,000 records.

Reluctant to call himself a collector, Mr Whittington, has had a keen interest in music ever since he was bought his first LP for his fifth birthday.

I quickly discovered I loved music, he said. I would listen to my transistor portable radio and when other kids were out on their bikes and my father was at work I was quite happy to play my records on his radiogram.

The first record I bought was a 45 seven inch Rolling Stones single in 1960. I like all kinds of music, if I sit down and have a listening session I play rock, jazz, classical and drum and bass all in the one session.

Quite a lot of current releases, particularly if the record companies are sure they are going to be a success, do a vinyl release for a short period of time. I have got a collection of CDs, I probably have about 5,000 mainly from when I couldnt buy them on record.

Read the rest here:

Music News & Notes

Rapper Redman Reveals New Album Cover

Redman reveals his alter-ego Reggie on the cover of his seventh solo album (previously titled Reggie Noble 9 1/2). Redman next album is slated for a March 30th store release. In a recent interview with, Redman is quoted as saying; “Reggie Noble is doing the album, not Redman. Let’s get that clear.”


PANTERA: New Greatest-Hits Collection, Vinyl Reissues On The Way

A new PANTERA greatest-hits collectionis scheduled for releases on March 30, titled "1990-2000: A Decade Of Domination", according to The Pulse of Radio. No details of what will be included on the release have been announced yet. However, vinyl reissues of the band's three biggest albums — "Cowboys From Hell," "Vulgar Display Of Power" and "Far Beyond Driven" — are scheduled to surface on April 17. A 20th-anniversary remastered edition of "Cowboys", with bonus tracks and new artwork, is also expected to appear later in the year.


New MILLIONS EP To See Release!

Brutal Panda Records is proud to announce the release of MILLIONS‘ new EP, ‘Panic Program‘. The EP will be available in 7" vinyl format and will feature 4 brand new tracks. The tracks were recorded this past November at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL with the band and Andy Nelson (Harpoon, Weekend Nachos) handling production duties, and mastering being taken care of by Carl Saff (Young Widows, The Atlas Moth). The press will be limited to 500 copies with 300 on cosmic green and 200 on black asteroid.

You can hear the first track off the EP, “Kept Alive By Drugs And Magick” via the band’s official MySpace here.

The band will hit the road in support of the EP beginning late-spring and continuing into the summer. ‘Panic Program‘ will see an early March release with pre-orders being taken below.


JAVELINA ‘Beasts Among Sheep’ To See Limited Edition Vinyl Release!

BRUTAL PANDA RECORDS is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Philadelphia sludge warriors, JAVELINA’s second full-length LP, ‘Beasts Among Sheep’ on vinyl this October! ‘Beasts Among Sheep’ features eight brand new tracks and was recorded and mixed by Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican, The Gates of Slumber) at Volume Studios. The press will be limited to 500 copies with 300 on black ash vinyl and 200 on scorched red.


BLACK TUSK / FIGHT AMP Limited Edition Split 7? To See Release!

BRUTAL PANDA RECORDS is set to release a limited edition, vinyl only split 7" featuring Savannah sludge metallers BLACK TUSK and New Jersey noise rockers FIGHT AMP. The split will have a late July release date and will feature exclusive new artwork from BARONESS’ John Baizley. The release will feature all new material from both bands, with BLACK TUSK contributing the brand new track “Fatal Kiss” and FIGHT AMP contributing the new track “Fire & Stone” as well as an exclusive DEVO cover. The press will be limited to 500 copies with 300 on black vinyl and 200 on a special clear vinyl.


Everyone Everywhere Releasing Vinyl in May

Everyone Everywhere are a Philadelphia punk band who have released a few 7" singles, but now they’re venturing into the world of the 12" with their self-titled debut album due out May 4th on Tiny Engines.

You can take a listen to some of the songs on the album by clicking to the pre-order page, where you’re able to reserve your copy of the album being pressed in two different colors

* 150 copies on off-white vinyl
* 350 copies on maroon vinyl


Wednesday 13 Finishing Up 'From Here To The Hearse' Vinyl Release

Wednesday 13 is putting the final touches on a new LP (vinyl) only release entitled "From Here To The Hearse".

This very limited (1000 copies in the U.S.) gatefold, colored, vinyl release will showcase songs from the various stages of his self-release career. It will contain songs from Wednesday 13, Bourbon Crow and Gunfire 76 -- as well as one previously unreleased track.

The layout of the release will once again be done by Marlene Elizabeth, who has done most of Wednesday 13's previous artwork, while the photos will come from James Williams. James was discovered thru the website This site is a fan run website that allows the fans to connect to musicians thru various ways -- interviews, show reviews or photo passes. helps give professional fans a foot in the door to reach their creative goals. Wednesday 13 saw James' photos and believed they would be perfect for the release and is pleased to help him James get his name out there.

"From Here To The Hearse" is scheduled for an early spring release. Wednesday 13 is currently planning limited vinyl releases for all of his self-released product.


Nominon Reveals New Album "Monumentomb" Artwork

Swedish death metallers Nominon have posted the cover artwork online for their upcoming album "Monumentomb," which can be viewed here. The band also issued the following update about the album release:

"Ave Death Metal Lunatics! In just a couple of weeks from now it's time for the release of the brand new and fourth Nominon studio album 'Monumentomb.' We would hereby like to show you the cover of this extreme piece of art, done by the master ov death himself; Mr. Chris Moyen! Further recording info: Produced by Nominon & Tore Stjerna. Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studios, Stockholm, Sweden Sep-Oct 2009."


Ryko Analog Vaults Opened for Meat Puppets and Arling & Cameron Vinyl Releases

On February 23rd 2010, Ryko proudly kicked off the relaunch of the Ryko Analogue Series with two special vinyl releases, the 1984 re-mastered Meat Puppets' classic, Meat Puppets II, and the double-vinyl collection of Arling & Cameron's Music For Imaginary Films.

The Ryko Analogue Series brings cult favorites and essential classics back to life. Ryko Analogue culls pivotal releases from its extensive musical catalog and presents them on special edition vinyl. Each re-issue is carefully crafted to deliver the finest quality sound and visual presentation. Common features include deluxe packaging and re-mastered audio. Ryko Analogue provides the ultimate listening experience for both the avid collector and new enthusiast of vinyl.

Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II: Originally released in 1984 on SST Records, Meat Puppets II is completely re-mastered on this special vinyl edition. This crucial release from the Meat Puppets stunningly captures how Curt Kirkwood, brother Cris Kirkwood, and Derrick Bostrom experimented with acid rock and country western sounds.

Curt, Cris and Derrick formed a band called Atomic Bomb Club in the late 1970s in Phoenix, Arizona and decided to rename themselves the Meat Puppets in 1980. Their early hardcore punk songs caught the attention of SST Records, who released their debut eponymous album. After two breakups in 1996 and 2002, the Meat Puppets re-formed in 2006. The new lineup, comprised of the Kirkwood Brothers along with various guest drummers, continues to tour extensively and record.

Arling & Cameron Music For Imaginary Films: The Ryko Analogue Series celebrates the music of Arling & Cameron through the double-vinyl release of Music For Imaginary Films, a collection of theme songs for nonexistent movies and tv shows which was originally released on the Emperor Norton label in 2000. Available until now as a digital release, these pop collages from the minds of A&C demonstrate their zest for French pop, spy movie themes, lounge music, '70s light rock, and Japanese Shibuya-kei.

The Dutch electronic music duo of Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron began their partnership in 1994, holding 'easy tune' parties around Amsterdam. Collaborations with Pizzicato Five, Fantastic Plastic Machine, and Bebel Gilberto soon followed. The Emperor Norton label released the Voulez-Vous EP in 1998, and their debut album, All-In, in 1999 in the States.

High-concept albums are tricky, but Amsterdam's dance masters Gerry Arling and Richard Cameron pull off theirs with flair, humor, and not a little panache. With each cut styled after a different movie soundtrack genre, A&C merrily jump from theremin-inflected sci-fi sexcapades (''Spacebeach'') to funky cop romps (''Le Flic et la Fille'') to '70s disco epics (''Let's Get Higher''). The moods may vary, but the overall tone remains knowing and playful. Now if only someone could give these guys real film work. - Entertainment Weekly / (Grade: A)

A&C really cook, no matter how low-key or deliberately trivial they're sounding, and this is one way that they (usually, not always) avoid being camp or kitsch or cute. - Village Voice

Through a combination of Arling and Cameron's sharp studio skills, their sure feel for genre, and most importantly, an unfailing sense of humor, these two manage, somehow, to make the zillionth such retro LP sound fun and cool. – (7.2) Pitchfork

It's almost as if they've been raised on a steady diet of "Laugh-In" reruns, sugary disco beats, James Bond films, and the Ray Conniff Singers. – Billboard


REO Speedwagon 30th Year

Kevin Coyne of REO Speedwagon has written that the band will be playing a number of songs from their Hi-Fidelity album at coming shows to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

This year, and 2011, will mark the 30 year anniversary of the recording, release, and phenomenal success story of our Hi Infidelity album, which is a part of just under ten million people's record collections. I am not much into nostalgia, I prefer looking forward, growing, and creating new music, but this particular anniversary is just too special. We have chosen to embrace, and celebrate, this most magical series of events, and share this unbelievable feeling with the whole REO Family.

So, starting with the four sold-out shows this weekend with Styx and 38 Special, in Rockford, Springfield, Louisville, and Toledo, we will pay homage to the album, which after ten years of touring and recording, put our band on the map in 1981. We will be playing Hi Infidelity songs which have been rarities on our set lists over the years, including visual images from that time period in our stage production, and featuring special items at the merch stand to commemorate the album which altered the history of our band so immeasurably.


New Meatloaf LP Coming in April

Meat Loaf will be releasing a new studio album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear, on April 23, a concept LP built around a short story by Killian Kerwin. His rather eclectic guest list includes Queen's Brian May, Jack Black, Justin Hawkins from the Darkness, Steve Vai and House himself, Hugh Laurie.


Radiohead's Thom Yorke Names New Band, Announces US Tour

They'll play 8 shows ahead of Coachella...

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has given his side-project band a name and unveiled some US tour dates.

Writing on Deadairspace, Yorke revealed that the collaboration with Flea, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker is called Atoms For Peace and they will play eight shows ahead of their Coachella performance in April.

Support on the US shows will come from Flying Lotus.

Yorke wrote: “ok so in April the other band.. that i got together to do the eraser and other stuff u know .. Mauro, Flea, Me, Joey and Nigel is going back out to do some shows in the US.. ending with playing with Coachella. we had too much fun to just leave it there...“it has been decided that we call ourselves Atoms For Peace. hope you like the name.. it seemed bleedin' obvious.”

'Atoms For Peace' is the name of a track from Yorke's solo debut 'The Eraser'.