Friday, February 18, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Notes, Did You Know?

Hull Announce Special Vinyl Release

Hull is set to release their 'Viking Funeral' EP, initially self-released in 2005, on vinyl via Science of Silence Records this spring.

The limited edition wax version will come in 180 gram blood red/black swirl vinyl with the song on one side, a laser etched image on the other and a parchment insert with the detailed Viking Funeral saga as well as a sticker and digital download info all wrapped in a Viking Funeral poster and wax-stamped with the band's logo.


The Bouncing Souls Record Store Day Special Release

The Bouncing Souls are scheduled to have a special release for fans on Record Store Day. NYC's Generation Records announced the release of The Bouncing Souls - Live At Generation Records.
The 12-inch vinyl LP showcases 11 tracks from the band's celebrated acoustic performance at the store on Record Store Day 2009.

It includes fan favorites like "Lamar Vannoy," "Quik Chek Girl," "Joe Lies," "Gasoline" and a special cover of Sick Of It All's "Good Lookin' Out."

Live At Generation Records will be released on Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th). The record is a one-time, limited edition pressing (only 1500 copies!) and will be exclusively distributed by the Independent Label Collective.


Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, Crosby & Nash, more to Play Benefit for Arizona Shooting Victims

A long list of artists will be at the Tuscon Convention Center on Thursday, March 10 to participate in a fundraiser for the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona and the newly established Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding.

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Boris to Release Two Albums on the Same Day

This spring, Japanese fuzz-rock overlords Boris will pull a Guns N' Roses/Springsteen/Bright Eyes and release two albums on the same day. Outside of Japan, Sargent House will release the new albums Heavy Rocks and Attention Please on April 26.



as a longtime fan of, I am excited to pass this along (from our friends at Vintage Vinyl News)

Preview: 40 Odd Years - Loudon Wainwright III (4-CDs/1-DVD)

Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
Title: 40 Odd Years
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Label: Shout! Factory
Format(s): 4-CDs/1-DVD

The career of Loudon Wainwright III will be celebrated by Shout! Factory on May 3 with the release of 40 Odd Years. The 4-CD/1-DVD set features songs from throughout Wainwright's career from his first album to 2009's High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project.

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Michael Jackson Estate Earns $310m Since Star's Death

It's being reported that the estate of Michael Jackson has earned $310million since the singer's death in June. The figure, which includes album sales, the concert film This Is It and other merchandise, was revealed in court papers.

The estate's administrators have used $159milllion to pay the singer's debts, which stood at more than $400million when he died, reports Reuters.

"Although there remain unresolved creditor claims, pending litigation and additional challenging business, tax and legal issues, and the estate is not yet in a condition to be closed, the executors have made substantial progress in reducing the estate's debt," the documents state.


The Pretty Things S.F. SORROW Limited Edition Colored Vinyl LP

Breathe the perfumed air of PRETTY THINGS psychedelia! The Pretties’ landmark longplayer, S.F. SORROW is NOW AVAILABLE on a limited run of cool, green-clear vinyl, with original U.K. artwork



Did You Know?

more stuff everybody should know...

A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.

Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down -- hence the statement "to get fired."

Clark Gable used to shower more than 4 times a day.

Evian (the bottled water) spelled backwards is "naive."

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'

and in music history today:

The Beatles recorded "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" in 1965.

The Buckinghams reached number 1 in the U.S. in 1967 with "Kind of a Drag."

Also in 1967, Petula Clark's version of the Charlie Chaplin penned "This Is My Song" tops the UK chart for the first of a two week stay. After singing the song in French, German and Italian, Petula reluctantly recorded the song in English, even though she thought the lyrics were corny and old fashioned. The tune would go on to be a Top Ten hit in America, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Norway.

In 1968, Pink Floyd members fired Syd Barrett from the band and permanently replaced him with David Gilmour. Roger Waters later wrote and dedicated the song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" to the increasingly unstable Barrett, who checked into a psychiatric hospital before going into seclusion.

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band made their New York debut in 1971.

In 1974, Yes sold out the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden without any advertising. Fans learned of the show from listings at ticket outlets.

Bon Jovi hit number 1 on the U.S. Singles chart in 1987 with "Livin' on a Prayer."

Guitarist Bob Stinson from The Replacements died from a drug overdose in 1995, his body was found in his Uptown, Minneapolis apartment.

In 2003, singer Johnny Paycheck died at the age of 64. He had been in a nursing home, suffering from emphysema and asthma. During his career, Paycheck recorded 70 albums and had more than two dozen hit singles, the biggest of which was the working man's anthem, "Take This Job and Shove It".

In 2006 - In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the Rolling Stones gave a free concert before a crowd of over 1 million people at Copacabana Beach.

In 2010, Gordon Lightfoot was headed to the dentist when he heard on the radio that he was dead. "It seems like a bit of a hoax or something," the 71-year-old singer said. "I was quite surprised to hear it myself."

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