Monday, June 21, 2010

New Music Releases ~ June 22, 2010

ABBA - Voulez-Vous: Deluxe Edition
Allstar Weekend - Suddenly
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (vinyl)
Athlete - The Getaway EP (vinyl)
Automatic Loveletter - Truth Or Dare
Baths - Cerulean (mp3) (vinyl)
Ben Frost - By the Throat (vinyl)
Billy Joel - Storm Front (Vinyl)
Bitchin Bajas - Tones & Zones (vinyl)
Bob Dylan - Dylan: 2010 World Cup Edition
Bobby Rydell - Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones / Rydell at the Copa
Brdigit St. John - Best of
Brenda & the Tabulations - I Keep Coming Back For More (Expanded)
Ceremony - Rohnert Park (vinyl)
Chain & the Gang - I've Got Privilege b/w Detroit Music (vinyl) (mp3)
Chamillionaire - Venom
Chemical Brothers - Further (CD & DVD) (mp3) (vinyl)
Chet Atkins - The Art of Chet Atkins: Teensville / Chet Atkins in Hollywood
Chief - Night & Day (vinyl)
Chubby Checker - It's Pony Time / Let's Twist Again
Clint Eastwood - Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites (reissue)
Closed Heart Surgery - The Blue Girl Diaries [iTunes]
Coliseum - House With A Curse (mp3) (vinyl)
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever (vinyl)
Cyndi Lauper - Memphis Blues
Dadawah - Peace & Love
Daniel Johnston - Daniel Johnston: The Story of an Artist (6-disc box set) (vinyl box set)
Danzig - Deth Red Sabaoth (mp3)
David Bromberg - Wanted Dead Or Alive / Midnight on The Water
Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs
Dion - Wonder Where I'm Bound
Dire Straits Alchemy (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (dvd)
Diskjokke - En Fin Tid (mp3)
Dweezil Zappa - Return Of The Son Of... [Live]
Early Graves - Goner
Editors - Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool EP
Ellen Allien - Flashy Flashy EP (vinyl)
Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits: 2010 World Cup Edition
Eminem - Recovery
Eric Clapton - August (Vinyl)
Fol Chen - Part 2 - The New December (mp3) (vinyl)
Francis and the Lights - It'll Be Better
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring - America I Hear You Singing
Frank Sinatra - Main Event Live
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Jobim
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
Front Line Assembly - Improvised. Electronic. Device.
Gigi - The Hundredth Time b/w Some Second Best (vinyl)
Ginger Baker - Live in Milan Italy 1980 (2 CDs)
Gladys Knight & the Pips - About Love
Grave Maker - Ghosts Among Men
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels (vinyl with bonus disc & mp3 download)
Green Day - Last of the American Girls

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Helmet - Seeing Eye Dog
Herbie Hancock (with Jeff Beck, Chaka Khan, Chieftans, more) - The Imagine Project
Isley Brothers - It's Our Thing
Ital Tek - Midnight Colour (mp3) (vinyl)
Jamie Foxx - Body
Jaron and the Long Road to Love - Getting Dressed in the Dark
Jeff Beck - Wired (Vinyl)
Jeff Mangum - Live At Jittery Joes (vinyl reissue)
Joe Tex - Singles As & Bs 1:1960-1964
Journey - Greatest Hits: 2010 World Cup Edition
Judas Priest - Ram It Down (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Judas Priest - Turbo (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Keith Sweat - Ridin' Solo
Kele - Tenderoni (vinyl)
Kele - The Boxer (mp3)
Kode9 - DJ-Kicks (mp3) (vinyl)
La Otracina - Reality Has Got To Die (mp3) (vinyl)
Lamont Dozier - Black Bach
Laurie Anderson - Homeland (CD/DVD)
Lemonade - Lifted EP (mp3)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins/His Blues (2 CDs)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Live From Freedom Hall (CD/DVD) (Preview)
Macy Gray - The Sellout
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 6 Brain Wreck Show
Man Forever - Man Forever (mp3)
Marc Almond - Variete (with bonus CD)
Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed
Nina Nastasia - Outlaster (mp3) (vinyl)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal (mp3) (vinyl)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (reissue)
Orlons - Wah-Watusi/South Street
Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (vinyl) (mp3)
Ozzy Osbourne - Scream
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Say No to Love (vinyl) (mp3)

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Pan Sonic - Gravitoni (mp3)
Patti Smith - Twelve-2010 World Cup Edition
Paul Weller - Find the Torch Burn the Plans
Paul Weller - Find the Torch Burn the Plans Pt. 1 (vinyl)
Paul Weller - Find the Torch Burn the Plans Pt. 2 (vinyl)
Perfume Genius - Learning (mp3)
Phil Ochs - On My Way
Pierce The Veil - Selfish Machines
Procedure Club - Doomed Forever (mp3) (vinyl)
Psychic Ills - Catoptric (vinyl)
Rage - Strings to a Web (with DVD)
Ray Charles -Great Ray Charles (Vinyl)
Revive - Blink
Robert Pollard - Moses on a Snail (mp3) (vinyl)
Robert Randolph and the Family Band - We Walk This Road
Roots - How I Got Over
Roscoe Dash - Ready Set Go!
Sabbath Assembly - Restored To One

Sarah Harmer - Oh Little Fire (mp3) (vinyl)

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Sebastian Blanck - Alibi Coast
Semi Precious Weapons - You Love You
Sia - We Are Born
Sister Sin - True Sound Of The Underground
Son of the Sun - The Happy Loss (mp3)
Spectrals - 7th Date (vinyl)
Stars - The Five Ghosts
Steve Mason - Boys Outside (mp3) (vinyl)
Steve Vai - Western Vacation
Sun Dial - Return Journey: Complete Second Album Sessions
Sun Ra - College Tour Vol. 1 (mp3)
TV21 - Snakes & Ladders, Almost Complete: 1980-82
Tender Trap - Dansette Dansette (mp3)
Terry Knight & the Pack - Terry Knight & the Pack / Reflections
The Constellations - Southern Gothic
The True Jacqueline - Nice Bird
Thelma Houston - Sunshower
This Or The Apocalypse - Haunt What’s Left
Tradewinds - Excursions
Trentemoeller - Into the Great Wide Yonder (CD & DVD) (mp3) (vinyl)
U2 - U2 - 360 at the Rose Bowl (super deluxe edition 3-DVD & vinyl box set)
Uffie - Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans
Uncle Kracker - Happy Hour - The South River Sessions [EP]
Various Artists - A Real Cool Time Revisited: Swedish Punk Rock, Pop and Garage Rock 1982-1989
Various Artists - All We Wanna Do Is Rock
Various Artists - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (vinyl) (mp3) (vinyl)
Various Artists - Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth (remastered)
Various Artists - European Connection (2 CDs)
Various Artists - Radiogram: 24 Songs That Inspired Gram Parsons
Various Artists - Real Cool Time Revisited: Swedish Punk Rock (2 CDs)
Various Artists - Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups: Volume 1
Various Artists - Smooth Sounds: The Future Hits of Wckr Spgt: A 20th Anniversary Shrimper Compilation (mp3)
Various Artists - The Old Grey Whistle Test
Various Artists - This Comp Kills Fascists Vol. 2
Various Artists - This Is the Blues Volume 1
Various Artists - This Is the Blues Volume 2
Various Artists - What Is It (vinyl)
Various Artists - You Baby - Words & Music By P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri
Vernons Girls - We Love the Vernons Girls 1962-1964
Vince Neil - Tattoos & Tequila
Wanda Jackson - Love Me Forever / Blues in My Heart
We Are Scientists - Barbara (vinyl)
Windsor for the Derby - Against Love (mp3) (vinyl)
Wovenhand - The Threshingfloor (mp3)
Yakuza - Of Seismic Consequence

New Jazz Releases June 22, 2010

Africa-My Jazz - Africa-My Jazz (Phantom )
After Work-My Jazz - After Work-My Jazz (Phantom )
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy/ Casino (Bgo Uk/Zoomstar )
Anthony Jackson - Interspirit (Abstract Logix/City Hall )
Art Tatum - Jazz Biography (AAO Music )
Avramina 7 - Seahorse And The Storyteller (Truth & Soul )
Bernard Peiffer - Piano Et Rythmes (Universal Distribution )
Bill Coleman - From Boogie To Funk
Billy Wallace - Soulful Delight (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Bob Baldwin - Never Can Say Goodbye (Trippin 'N' Rhythm )
Bobby Jaspar - Jazz In Paris: Modern Jazz Au Club Saint Germain (Universal Distribution )
Bossa Nova Guitar - Bossa Nova Guitar
Chet Baker (Trumpet / Com / Vocals - And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar
Chris Che Cheek / Lee Konitz - Jugendstil II (Esp Disk LTD. )
Chris Cheek - Jugendstil II (ESP-Disk )
David Rothenberg - One Night I Left My Silent House (ECM )
David Weiss - Snuck In (Sunny Side )
Diana Krall - Live In Rio (Universal Japan/Zoom )
Dinner For Two-My Jazz - Dinner For Two-My Jazz (Phantom )
Django Reinhardt - Great Artistry Of Django Reinhardt (Universal Distribution )
Donald Byrd - Jazz In Paris: Donald Byrd Quintet Parisian Thoroughfare
Doug Macdonald - It's Blue World (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Durchatmen-My Jazz - Durchatmen-My Jazz (Phantom )
Elek Bacsik - Guitar Conceptions
Fantastic Sound Of Wer - Fantastic Sound Of Wer (Phantom )
Fern Von Dir-My Jazz - Fern Von Dir-My Jazz (Phantom )
Frank Strazzeri - Dream Of Kreopatra (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Fred Hersch - Whirl (Palmetto )
Freiheit-My Jazz - Freiheit-My Jazz (Phantom )
Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (Original Recordings )
Girls From Ipanema - Girls From Ipanema (Phantom )
Glenn Miller - Very Best Of (Phantom )
Guy Lafitte - Blue & Sentimental (Universal Distribution )
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man: The Ultimate H (Blue Note )
Hilario Duran - Motion (Alma )
Hilario Duran Trio - Motion (Alma UK )
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold (Royal Potato Family )
Jason Moran - Ten
JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC - Les Tricheurs (Universal Distribution )
Jazz Club-Party Jazz - Jazz Club-Party Jazz (Phantom )
Jazz For Rainy Days-My - Jazz For Rainy Days-My (Phantom )
Jazz For Seasons In Love - Jazz For Seasons In Love (Phantom )
Jazz Macchiato-My Ja - Jazz Macchiato-My Ja (Phantom )
Jean-Luc Ponty - Jazz In Paris: Jazz Long Playing (Universal Distribution )
Jimmy Smith - Eigth Wonder Of The World (Phantom )
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz (Phantom )
John Mclaughlin - Electric Guitarist/ Electric Dreams (Bgo Uk/Zoomstar )
John Wright - Light Changes & Light Coices (Amj Jap/Zoom )
John Wright - Light Changes & Light Choices (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Ken Colyer - 1966 (Phantom )
Klanggold-My Jazz - Klanggold-My Jazz (Phantom )
Ladies' Jazz-My Jazz - Ladies' Jazz-My Jazz (Phantom )
Laurie Antonioil - American Dreams (Intrinsic Music)
Lenny White - Anomaly (Abstract Logix/City Hall )
Lionel Hampton - Jazz In Paris: Lionel Hampton & His French New Sound, Vol. 1
Lionel Hampton - Jazz In Paris: Lionel Hampton & His French New Sound, Vol. 2 (Universal Distribution )
Loud Minority-Deep Spiritual Jazz From Mainstream - Loud Minority-Deep Spiritual Jazz From Mainstream (BGP (Beat Goes Public)
Louis Armstrong - Original Album Classics (Masterworks)
Lucky Thompson - Jazz In Paris: Modern Jazz Group (Universal Distribution )
Matt Herskowitz - Jerusalem Trilogy (Phantom )
Maurice Meunier - And His Orchestra (Universal Distribution )
Max Roach - Jazz In Paris: Parisian Sketches (Universal Distribution )
Mel Torme - Performance (Fuel)
Michael Gregory Jackson - Clarity (Esp Disk LTD.)
Michel Legrand - Jazz In Paris: Paris Jazz Piano (Universal Distribution )
Midnight Jazz-My Jazz - Midnight Jazz-My Jazz (Phantom )
Miles Davis - Mile In The Movies
Music For Jazz Dancers - Music For Jazz Dancers (Phantom )
Norman Brown - Sending My Love (Concord)
Nur Mit Dir-My Jazz - Nur Mit Dir-My Jazz (Phantom )
Piano Jazz-My Jazz - Piano Jazz-My Jazz (Phantom )
Pierre Michelot - Round About A Bass (Universal Distribution )
Puma - Half Nelson Courtship (Rune Grammofon )
Quincy Jones - Q:Soul Bossa Nostra (Universal Japan/Zoom )
Quincy Jones - I Dig Dancers (Universal Distribution )
Relax & Dream-My Jazz - Relax & Dream-My Jazz (Phantom )
Rene Thomas - And His Orchestra (Universal Distribution )
Rene Urtreger - Jazz In Paris: Joue Bud Powell (Universal Distribution )
Romantic Gentlemen-My - Romantic Gentlemen-My (Phantom )
Romantic Jazz-My Jazz - Romantic Jazz-My Jazz (Phantom )
Ronnell Bright - Ronnell Bright Trio
Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan A Paris (Universal Distribution )
Scott Joplin - Classic Ragtime & Rare Piano Rolls (Micro Werks/Hepcat )
Slide Hampton - Exodus
Sonny Criss - Jazz In Paris: Mr. Blues Pour Flirter
Sonny Lester - Ann Corrio Presents: How To Strip For Your Husband (Collectors' Choice Music )
Sonny Lester - Ann Corrio How To Strip For Your Husband / More
Sonny Rollins - Original Album Classics (Masterworks)
Stanley Clarke - Modern Man/I Wanna Play For You (BGO - Beat Goes On )
Stanley Clarke - Modern Man/ I Wanna Play For You (Bgo Uk/Zoomstar )
Stanley Clarke - Rock Pebbles & Sand
Stephen Haynes - Parrhesia (Egr )
Steve Lacy - November (Phantom )
Stian Westerhus - Pitch Black Star Spangled (Rune Grammofon )
Sun Ra - Antique Blacks (Phantom )
Sun Ra - College Tour Vol. 1: The Com (Esp Disk LTD. )
Sun Ra - College Tour, Vol. 1: The Complete Nothing Is... (ESP-Disk )
Toots Thielemans - Jazz In Paris: Blues Pour Flirter (Universal Distribution )
Voices Of The World-My - Voices Of The World-My (Phantom )
Wes Montgomery - Jazz Biography (AAO Music )
What A Wonderful World - What A Wonderful World (Phantom )
Willie "The Lion" Smith - Willie The Lion Smith (Universal Distribution )
Wynton Marsalis - From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf: Live In Marciac (Future Aco )

Art Blakey - Paris Jam Session (Emarcy)
Donald Byrd - Byrd in Paris (Emarcy)
John Coltrane - Coltrane Plays The Blues
Stephane Grappelli - Django (Universal )

New release information provided by  The Upcoming Release Center at is the most comprehensive new release listing for jazz music on the internet. The information is updated biweekly by John Kelman


Have news of new music releases (especially vinyl), please email me at and I can add it to the list!

Vinyl Comeback Special

When I first started I wanted to do a website for younger fans. More or less my generation, the one before, and the one coming after. Basically the age group of 16-45 was my target audience.

Though I have always been an avid fan of the vinyl format for listening to music, I assumed this age bracket would be accustomed to CD and MP3 listening. Therefore, I focused on the CD releases from the mid 1980s to the present.

Nothing happened.

I got bombarded with email regarding the (unexpectedly) controversial articles regarding the fact that Elvis is physically dead and not alive, but nothing about the music articles.

To be totally honest, I was really out of touch with the current format market. I loathe, hate, and despise the MP3. That’s just me. And I spent most my time in stores that exclusively sold used vinyl.

In casual browsing and expanding my searches to find many of the older deleted Elvis CD’s , it opened up my eyes as I began noticing new vinyl in many of these stores, as well as unexpectedly large sections of used vinyl. I also became very surprised to see stores like Target selling record players. I knew old vinyl collecting had never died, but became curious as to how big the format’s resurgence actually was?

And then I saw the Nielsen Sound Scan report for 2009. Vinyl is up 33% !

Just prior to this, I had decided that I lacked any passion in reviewing old Elvis CD’s, and made the decision to change my review articles.

This change resulted in me reviewing an album on the format it was originally released on. Therefore, if an album came out on vinyl first, I would review the original vinyl and visa verse.

At this stage, suddenly things changed for the site. The focus began to shift from the “Alive” topic and instead seem to attract the readers I wanted. This is likely due to tagging and internet search engines, but that meant people were searching for articles on Elvis vinyl. My reader subscription head count also tripled. From a couple dozen to several. Emails began to flood in with questions regarding vinyl. And they were coming from teenagers and young adults. This was more than encouraging and exciting to me.

I also noticed that the amount of Elvis vinyl on eBay had actually doubled in only six months. In the Spring of 2009 the average amount of Elvis vinyl on eBay was 7-8000 records. As of Winter 2010 it was up too 14,000. A small percentage of this could be attributed to the economy, but to double it would certainly require more. There has to be a demand to meet that kind of supply.

Artists who are unpopular in collecting circles but were initially high sellers in their heyday such as Barbara Streisand, Mantovani, Ray Conniff, and others had rather minimal amounts of vinyl for sale on eBay. Why? After time has passed, people simply give up on trying to sell something that won’t. In Elvis Presley’s case, I have calculated almost 65% of the vinyl listed on eBay has a bid, or multiple bids. This means the merchandise is actually moving.

The good news, is this surge in popularity among new vinyl collectors who simply want to buy the album to listen too ( as opposed for a show piece) are not paying the old inflated prices that Elvis vinyl was often listed at. As a result, crooked dealers are dropping their ridiculous opening bids for items they are now in fierce competition to sell.

So what is it with vinyl? Why vinyl?

In these times of major technological advances, we’ve lost a part of ourselves. With MP3 downloads and Kindle books, it begins to leave a human being with a laptop and not much else. Maybe staring at those empty shelves and listening to the joy of music on a small device smaller than their hands has left people feeling a bit empty.

Or is it the warmth, quality, and beauty of the vinyl record? Let’s face it. New vinyl costs a bit more than a CD, but what are you getting? With a Compact Disc you get a few pieces of plastic, and a booklet that is printed on recycled magazine paper. You’re still shelling out 20$. Then you download it, or leave it in your car and it gets trashed. It’s worthless. You eventually gather them all up and take them somewhere to sell, and what do you hear?

“We’re not really buying CD’s that much these days”.

One assumes it is because everybody is downloading. But on your disappointing exit from the store, you notice a large section of vinyl. And I’ve witnessed first hand, this section can get a little competitive and fierce. This behavior is displayed by people who only a couple years ago didn’t even know what these were.

That’s right. People are buying records again. New, used, and whatever they can get their hands on.

I went to two local music stores which sell new and used CD’s and vinyl. I asked to speak to the manager and found that Vinyl is selling 4-1 against the CD.


That’s fairly serious. So serious in fact, they also said they are paying dollars for records and cents for CD’s.

This scenario was just the opposite only a few years ago. Also, to have both stores state

4-1 with no hesitation was an interesting co-incidence.

Both stores also indicated, when they can increase their inventory, their vinyl sections will be their main focus and point of attention. Both stores co-incidentally told me the following are their intended areas of sales targets.

[1] Vinyl Records

[2] DVD

[3] T-shirts, Magazines, Posters

[4] Vinyl supplies & equipment.

In April, FTD (Follow That Dream) the Elvis Presley officially licensed fan club label offered a 12” double vinyl edition of “Jailhouse Rock”. An album that outside of South Africa had never been issued on long play format with it’s original U.S. cover. This FTD release had sold out in less than a month. Though neither FTD or EPE would respond to my inquiry’s as to how many copies sold, the success of previous FTD vinyl indicated a large number of these had been made.

The “Blue Hawaii” FTD vinyl edition has also proved to be a big seller, as it is almost sold out as well. No word on how “The Jungle Room Sessions” or “Standing Room Only” have done in sales, but both are still available.

Sony/BMG released a vinyl version of Presley’s debut album last year “Elvis Presley” on Sony Legacy Vinyl and is widely available outside of indie record chains. However, no other vinyl releases have been announced or seen. Though corporations like Sony/BMG are sadly out of touch with the fan base, it is likely word will spread about the success of the FTD vinyl and hopefully see a full re-issue campaign underway at some point. We all know EPE and Sony/BMG loves to sell us the same thing multiple times, but this would likely fall into the hands of first time buyers. A promotional campaign may be a good move for the corporate giant.

An incredible European label called “Speakers Corner” have begun re-releasing select albums from Presley’s catalog on superb high quality vinyl editions as well. Comparing these to the Sony/BMG re-release of “Elvis Presley” is like rotten fruit to fresh fruit. The Speakers Corner releases go above and beyond the call of high quality, and surpass that level! They are with no doubt, the best re-releases seen since the 1960s.

As people, industry insiders, and analysts endlessly debate the vinyl phenomenon, all a person has to do in Elvis world is simply listen to the old records. It quickly becomes clear that years of tampering , compression, and overly digitizing the Presley catalog had made it lose much of it’s original luster and kick. Something that first time vinyl buyers will immediately notice on the Speakers Corner re-releases, and the the pre-1980s re-issues.

A full article on Speakers Corner will be forthcoming next month, until then check out their website at

On a final note, when you see articles in local papers etc. about used record stores closing after so many years, it should be noted that this is due to bad management, location, and over-pricing. Owners of these stores tend to play the ‘pity’ card that vinyl is dead. Research has shown the exact opposite.

Feel free to email me at any length with any questions.
Elvis collectors are seriously advised to pick up a copy of  “Presleyana” by Jerry Osborne at

Special thanks to Steven B. Roberts over at for this great article and exclusive permission to rerpint the material.

Steven B. Roberts – Website Writer & Publisher

Steven B. Roberts is available for T.V. , Radio, Films, Consulting, and questions. I am available to do reviews of your Elvis products. Email for details.  

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 06/19/2010

78 RPM records topping the eBay Top 5 list for the second week!! And we'll play Kid Brown's "Bo-lita" on this week's VRT

1. 78 - Kid Brown and his Blue Band "Bo-lita" / "Saturday Night Hymn" Black Patti - $4,483.00

2. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $4,108.76

3. LP - The Rolling Stones promotional album Decca UK Pressing - $3,199.47

4. 78 - Big Memphis Marainey "Baby, No, No!" / "Call Me Anything, But Call Me" Sun 184 - $3,056.00

5. LP - Music Emporium self titled Sentinel - $3,050.00

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.

Music News & Notes

CONAN O'BRIEN - Live At Third Man (12" Vinyl)

Catalogue Number: TMR046

This is the live LP of a truly amazing and one of a kind evening at Third Man Records on June 10, 2010. Conan and The Legally Prohibited Band blazed through an amazing set of rock and roll tunes and hilarity. Features 7 Nation Army and Jack White joining in on Eddie Cochran’s "20 Flight Rock."

***This item is available for pre order and is expected to be ready for shipping by mid to end of July, any items purchased with this item will be held and shipped together***



Ukrainian black metallers BALFOR are proud to unveil the cover art and track listing of their upcoming Pulverised debut Barbaric Blood. Designed by Martin Saavedra at Uruguay's Spina Studio (Aborted, Daath, Divinity etc.), the cover is at once dark, brooding and apocalyptic.

Barbaric Blood was recorded at Blacklight Studio, Ukraine in August 2009 and mixed and mastered by Shaddar.

Comments BALFOR frontman/guitarist Thorgeir of the cover: "It's always a long journey making an album. First it has to be written and rehearsed. Then it has to be recorded and mastered, and that's where most people think it ends. But it doesn't quite end there. An important factor that everyone forgets about is the artwork, and yet this is often what people notice first. So we are particularly pleased that the artwork for Barbaric Blood has been so well executed by Martin of Spina Studio. He has captured both the concept behind the album, and the band itself."


Weekend Nachos Release Limited Edition 12" EP, Announce Tour Dates

Weekend Nachos see the release of their brand new "Bleed" EP, available now on 12" vinyl. "Bleed" features two new tracks, "Bleed" and "Observer," and has been pressed on black vinyl with a limited number on white that will be available directly from the band during their upcoming shows. Weekend Nachos has posted the "Bleed" title track online now on their MySpace page.

Weekend Nachos will be hosting a Bleed record release show on July 18th in Chicago, IL followed by a run of California dates with Low Threat Profile. The band is also currently booking a full European tour for the fall. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with updates being posted at the band's MySpace page.

"Bleed" follows-up the band's "Unforgivable" full-length that was released last September. "Unforgivable" was released on CD as well as digitally.


Selfmadegod Records To Re-Issue Dead Infection Debut In LP Format

Poland's Selfmadegod Records has announced the reissue of the debut album from country-mates Dead Infection. The cult goregrind outfit's first full-length, "Surgical Disembowelment," was originally released on CD and LP in 1993 by now-defunct German label Morbid Records.

The vinyl re-release of "Surgical Disembowelment" contains the same ten tracks as the original version of the album, which was recorded in 1993 at PR Studio in Olsztyn, Poland. This re-issue of the album is strictly limited to 500 gatefold copies, with 100 on red vinyl and 100 on green. A final release date in early July will be confirmed shortly, but a pre-order package is available now at Selfmadegod's website.


Suicidal Angels' Official Release To Reign Hell On North America

Greek old-school thrash assassins Suicidal Angels' new full-length "Sanctify The Darkness" will see North American release on Sonic Unyon Metal in mere weeks. Already released across Europe on Nuclear Blast in November of 2009, the album will see official release in North America on June 22nd, 2010, and will mark Suicidal Angels' first official North American release, versus being imported from Europe on previous releases.

The North American version of Sanctify The Darkness will include two bonus music videos for album tracks "Apokathilosis" and "Beyond The Laws of Church."


This Date In Music History - June 21


Ray Davies - Kinks (1944)

Miguel Vicens - Los Bravos First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single. (1944)

Chris Britton - Troggs (1945)

Joey Molland - Badfinger (1948)

Greg Munford - Strawberry Alarm Clock (1949)

Joey Kramer - Aerosmith (1950)

Nils Lofgren, guitar, piano, vocals. He joined Neil Young's band at age 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. From 1971 to 1974 recorded four albums with his own band, Grin. Joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band in 1984. Also member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. (1953)

Mark Brzezicki - Big Country (1957)

Sonia Clarke (Sonique) - singer, DJ (1968)

Pat Sansone - Wilco (1969)

Justin Cary - Sixpence None the Richer (1975)

Lee Gaze - Lostprophets (1975)

Michael Einziger - Incubus (1976)

Brandon Flowers - Killers (1981)

They Are Missed:

Angus MacLise, Velvet Underground's first drummer, died of tuberculosis in 1979 (age 34). He had quit the band in 1965.

German orchestra leader and songwriter Bert Kaempfert died in 1980 (age 56). Both Frank Sinatra ("Strangers In The Night") and Elvis Presley ("Wooden Heart") covered his songs. Kaempfert released over 50 albums. In 1961, he hired The Beatles to back Tony Sheridan on recording sessions for Polydor, (these were the Beatles' first commercial recordings).

John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep in 2001 (age 83). Had hits will "Boom Boom," "Dimples" and "I'm In The Mood." His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. He also appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.

Born on this day in 1936, O.C. Smith, singer, (1968 #1 single 'Little Green Apples"). He died on November 23, 2001.


In 1948, Columbia Records began the first mass production of the 33 1/3 RPM LP.

In 1952, Fats Domino's "Goin' Home" became his first #1 hit.

Johnny Cash's first single, "Cry Cry Cry," was released in 1955.

In 1955, Elvis Presley played two shows in Beaumont, Texas, with bassist Bill Black and guitarist Scotty Moore.

Bobby Vee recorded "Take Good Care Of My Baby" in 1961.

The Beatles opened for Bruce Channel in concert near Liverpool in 1962 and Bruce's harmonica player, Delbert McLinton, gave John Lennon tips that served John well later on the single "Love Me Do."

Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club, London in 1966.

After a North American tour in 1966, the Rolling Stones sued 14 hotels over a booking ban in New York, claiming that the ban was violating civil rights laws.

Working at Abbey Road studios in London in 1966, the Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song "She Said She Said." The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD.

In 1972, Led Zeppelin appeared at Denver Coliseum, Denver on their North American tour.

The last Bread concert was held, in Salt Lake City in 1973.

1975, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus and The Eagles all appeared in front of 120,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London in 1975. Tickets cost $5.95.

“Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)” peaked at #11 in 1975. The Doobie Brothers hit is a cover of a Holland/Dozier/Holland song originally recorded by Kim Weston.

James Taylor's "How Sweet It Is" was released in 1975.

Captain and Tennille started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with the Neil Sedaka song "Love Will Keep Us Together."

Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple in 1975 to form his own group Rainbow.

Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten was attacked in a brawl outside the live music venue Dingwalls in Camden, London in 1977.

In 1980, police arrested The Stranglers after a concert at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot.

It’s The Who’s 25th anniversary trek. The Kids Are Alright Tour: 1964 -1989 begins at the Glen Falls Civic Center in New York in 1989.

In 1994, George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn't be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003.

Master P was at #1 on the US album chart in 1998 with ‘MP Da Last Don.’

In 1999, Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.

In 2000, 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.

In 2005, American Idol runner-up Bo Bice releases his debut single, "Inside Your Heaven." This normally wouldn’t be worth mentioning except that the B-side has a cover of the Ides Of March hit “Vehicle” with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Bice got a lot of milage out of the 1970 hit during the Idol competition. Desmond Child, a longtime Bon Jovi collaborator, produced both songs.

Disturbed were at No.1 on the US album chart in 2008 with ‘Indestructible’ the bands third consecutive US #1.

In 2009, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer invites 20 wounded soldiers to attend the band's performance in Bristow, VA, to help him celebrate his 59th birthday. "I can't think of a better gift to receive on my birthday than to have the privilege of sharing a night of our music with these brave and heroic warriors," says Kramer. The troops are Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and patients from the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Also in 2009, the Video of the Year honor for "Gotta Be Somebody" is one of three trophies Nickelback receives at Canada's 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The also nab the MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year and Post Production of the Year (wow!) awards. "Our greatest reward in making music has always been the fans wanting us to make more," says Nickelback in a statement. The band closes out show with "Burn It To The Ground."