Monday, March 28, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes has a rundown on the silliest and most inane album cover art, i think we have seen them all before, but's it's always good for a quick laugh! and, i actually saw a few that i have never seen before, what a cool thread!

None of these album covers should have ever seen the light of day

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Permanent Records and the new vinyl store

By David Wicik

Talking to the duo who've set down roots in a hostile music sales world.

Making a brick and mortar record store work in a time of virtually unfettered digital file-sharing and generally declining revenues in the music industry takes a special kind of brilliance. It’s been five years since giants Coconuts and Tower Records shuttered their doors. One imagines that even Nick Hornby’s fictional Championship Vinyl would be facing deep profit gashes in this market.

Co-owners of Chicago vinyl hotspot and indie label Permanent Records Lance Barresi and Liz Tooley could probably teach a course in the current landscape of music commerce. Their own physical store opened in 2006 in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood, and instead of eking out a narrow margin, it has actually managed to flourish. So much so, in fact, that Permanent will be opening a new store this summer in Los Angeles.

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DESTRUCTOR's 'Forever In Leather' Album Reissued On Vinyl

Auburn Records and Germany's High Roller Records have collaborated on a license deal to reissue DESTRUCTOR's "Forever In Leather" album on vinyl. The effort was originally released on CD in 2007 by Auburn Records.

The High Roller Records vinyl reissue is limited to 666 copies — 316 black vinyl, 250 clear/black splatter vinyl and 100 ultra-clear vinyl — and includes a four-page lyric insert.

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Neil Young Takes Artist of the Year at Canada's Junos

The final eight awards were given out on Sunday night for this years Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammys. Thirty-two other awards were given during a Saturday night gala.

The big winner on the night was Arcade Fire. They had already won Alternative Album for The Suburbs and, on Sunday night, added Album of the Year, Group and Songwriter awards. Justin Bieber took two with Pop Album and the Juno Fan Choice Award.

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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 3/14 - 3/20, 2011

Top 25 Vinyl Records:

1. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous
2. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
3. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
4. D. Watusi - Summer Nights 7"
5. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
6. Adele - 21
7. J Mascis - Several Shades Of Why
8. The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness 7"
9. The Black Keys - Brothers
10. Dodos - No Color
11. Brave Irene - Brave Irene
12. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
13. The National - High Violet
14. PUJOL - Bonedaddy 7"
15. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong 7"
16. Mike Watt - Hyphenated Man
17. Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare Bird Alert
18. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh
19. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will
20. Davila 666 - Tan Bajo
21. The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
22. Those Darlins - Be Your Bro 7"
23. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
24. Radiohead - OK Computer
25. U2 - Joshua Tree


this from our friend in vinyl Virgil over at  

Here are the Top 10 Records For the Week of March 21 to March 28, 2011:

1.) Portugal The Man – Waiter: You Vultures! LP
2.) OFF – Compared to What / Rotten Apple 7″
3.) The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits LP
4.) Yellowcard – When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes LP (Exclusive)
5.) Portugal The Man – Church Mouth LP
6.) Glassjaw – Worship And Tribute LP
7.) Silverstein – Rescue LP (Exclusive)
8.) Frank Turner – Rock & Roll EP 10″
9.) Green Day – Awesome As F**k 2XLP
10.) Fake Problems – Songs For Teenagers 7″


1.Adele : 21
2.Marsha Ambrosius : Late Nights & Early Mornings
3.Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
4.Justin Bieber : Never Say Never The Remixes EP
5.Various : Now 37
6.Dropkick Murphys : Going Out In Style
7.Aaron Lewis : Twon Line (EP)
8.Justin Bieber : My World 2.0
9.Bruno Mars : Doo-Wops & Holligans
10.Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far

1.Lady Gaga : Born This Way
2.Cee Lo Green : Fuck You
3.Rihanna : S&M
4.Pink : Fucking Perfect
5.Jennifer Lopez : On The Floor
6.Bruno Mars : Grenade
7.Ke$ha : Blow
8.Katy Perry feat. Kanye West : E.T.
9.Enrique Eglesias : Tonight (I've Lovin' You)
10.Katy Perry : Firework

1.Adele : 21
2.Jessie J. : Who You Are
3.Beady Eye : Different Gear, Still Speeding
4.Adele : 19
5.Rihanna : Loud
6.Bruno Mars : Doo Wops & Hooligans
7.Clare Maguire : Light After Dark
8.Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
9.Alexis Jordan : Alexis Jordan
10.Cee Lo Green : The Lady Killer

1.Adele : Someone Like You
2.Jessie J feat. B.o.B. : Price Tag
3.Rihanna : S&M
4.Lady Gaga : Born This Way
5.Adele : Rolling In the Deep
6.Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown : Champion
7.Alexis Jordan : Good Girl
8.Chris Brown : Yeah 3X
9.Bruno Mars : Grenade
10.Jessie J : Do It Like A Dude

1.Take That : Progress
2.Rihanna : Loud
3.Bruce Springsteen : The Promise
4.Shakira : Sale El Sol
5.Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far
6.Bon Jovi : Greatest Hits
7.James Blunt : Some Kind Of Trouble
8.Susan Boyle : The Gift
9.Kings Of Leon : Come Around Sundown
10.JLS : Outta This World

1.Bruno Mars : Grenade
2.Adele : Rolling In the Deep
3.Rihanna : What's My Name
4.Katy Perry : Firework
5.Martin Solveig : Hello
6.Black Eyed Peas : The Time
7.David Guetta feat. Rihanna : Who's That Chick
8.Taio Cruz : Higher
9.Bruno Mars : Just The Way You Are
10.Duck Sauce : Barbra Streisand


and in music history for the day:

In 1958, Buddy Holly kicked off the first night of a 43-date tour at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, New York. Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell and Ed Townsend. On most days, the acts played two shows.

In 1964, Jan and Dean's double sided hit, "Dead Man's Curve" / "New Girl in School" enters the US chart where it will rise to #8.

In 1967, Van Morrison recorded "Brown Eyed Girl", which will enter the Billboard chart next August and rise to #10. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.

Also in 1967, the Beatles worked on the Sgt. Pepper track, “Good Morning, Good Morning,” at EMI Studios, London. John Lennon, who was inspired to write the song from a Kellogg’s Cornflake TV commercial, decided he wanted to end the song with animal sound effects.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Woodstock" was released in 1970.

In 1974, Delta blues singer and guitarist Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, who wrote “That’s All Right, Mama” (covered by Elvis Presley) and “My Baby Left Me,” died of a stroke at the age of 68.

In 1982, David Crosby of the Byrds and CSNY is arrested in San Diego for possession of drugs and a gun. When asked why he carried the gun, his reply was two words: "John Lennon."

In 1985, 6000 radio stations in the US and Canada simultaneously played "We Are the World", the fundraising song for African famine relief recorded by 45 superstar performers. Sales of the single, album, video and related merchandise initially raised more than $38 million US.

In 1998, Kiss played the first of five sold-out nights on their ‘Alive II’ World Tour at the Tokyo Budokan, Japan.

In 2001, the artist formerly known as both Puffy and Puff Daddy said in an MTV interview that he now wanted to be known as “P. Diddy.” In August 2005, he changed his stage name again to simply “Diddy.” and in the same year, i changed my name to an indescribable symbol, then to bobbo, but now, just call me bob.....

birthdays today include Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)(1986) and Reba McEntire (1955) among others.

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