Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

very busy day at the CVR blog, lots of record store day news (ya think?) starting with the folks in Long Beach, CA  who get a special treat!

Foo Fighters To Headline Record Store Day In-Store Rock Show

On Saturday, April 16th, Record Store Day, Fingerprints will play host to one the world's most beloved rock bands, Foo Fighters. "I'm proud to be a part of Record Store Day. I grew up discovering music that changed my life in record stores like Fingerprints and will always do everything I can to keep that experience alive for generations to come," says head Foo Dave Grohl



Holy Ghost And Eskuché Team Up For Record Store Day Release

Lifestyle audio headphone innovator eskuché (es·koo·chay), have announced the release of their third installment of "Obsessive Compulsive Frequency," a series devoted to showcasing exclusive content of emerging and innovative artist who are defining new genres today.

Beginning Record Store Day, Saturday, April 16th, Volume 3 of eskuché's "Obsessive Compulsive Frequency" vinyl series features Brooklyn based DFA recording artist Holy Ghost!, whom are known around the globe for their party starting singles and their unparalleled ability to get bodies moving on the dance floor.

Limited to 50012" vinyl records, the installment features Holy's Ghost's original track "i know, i hear," while filling the grooves on the wax is a remix from label mate Jacques Renault as well as a dub remix from Eric B.



Bad Brains Reissue 'Pay to Cum' Single For Record Store Day

For Record Store Day (April 16th), legendary label ROIR and hardcore godfathers Bad Brains are teaming up to re-release one of the most important pieces of wax in the punk canon: the 'Pay to Cum' 7" vinyl single. The reissue will feature a remastered version of the single, which was originally produced by Jimmy Quidd and released in 1980.

'Pay to Cum' returns to store shelves with its original artwork and lyric sheet insert. The 7" will be available in standard black vinyl, as well as in a limited number of colored vinyl.  There will be 250 red and 250 green copies pressed.


and in the uk,

Sony Music Supports UK Record Store Day 2011

A global event, Record Store Day sees over a thousand record stores taking part across 18 countries and four continents. More than 150 UK indie record stores took part in last year’s event and over 180 are signed up for this year.

Sony Music has lined up its best ever series of releases to support the event. Additionally Columbia Records’ The View have recorded the anthem for the event in the form of their new release 'I Need That Record'.

Mike Smith, Managing Director of Columbia Records, says: “I’m thrilled that once again that Columbia Records and Sony Music have come up with a fantastic selection of bespoke releases for Record Store Day. It’s heartening to see how this event has grown in such a short space of time for independent record stores and it’s now a genuinely exciting day in the music calendar each year. I think The View have perfectly expressed how we all feel about records and music.

Pete Leggatt, VP Of Sales, Sony Music says: “With over twenty very different products & over 20k units manufactured, Sony Music is more committed than ever to ‘Record Store Day’ and the valuable Indie retail sector it represents”

AC/DC – “Shoot To Thrill” - special 7” vinyl b/w “War Machine”.

BETH DITTO – “I Wrote The Book” – Special 4-track EP on CD and vinyl –ltd to 500 copies.

BOB DYLAN –“Subterranean Homesick Blues”Ting Ting Remix – 7” vinyl in customised Tong Tings sleeve

BROKEN BELLS –“Meyrin Fields” – Ltd edition 3 track EP.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – “Gotta Get The Feeling”/”Racing In The Park” – Special 10” Vinyl.

CULTS – “Do You Know What I Mean” - UK exclusive 7” vinyl with etched b-side.

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – “Puerto Rico 1972” – Single vinyl bootleg concert release, limited and numbered.

FOO FIGHTERS – “Medium Rare” – special 13 track limited edition covers album.

JIMI HENDRIX – “Fire” – Ltd edition red vinyl.

KINGS OF LEON - “Holy Roller Novocaine” – 5 track EP on 10” vinyl.

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA - ”Simple Math”/”The Plan” – Ltd edition 7” vinyl.

MICHAEL JACKSON – “Hollywood Tonight”/”Behind The Math” – 7” vinyl.

MILES KANE – “A Girl Like You” - Produced by Edwyn Collins, 1k ltd edition 7” vinyl.

MURRAY JAMES – “Protect Me “ - Debut Deconstruction single on 7” vinyl only.

PETER GOLDMARK – Ltd edition Columbia T-shirt - (Peter Goldmark invented the 12” vinyl).

PRIMAL SCREAM – “Screamedelica” – Numbered triple vinyl in gatefold sleeve with booklet.

RAPHAEL SAADIQ – “Radio”/”Can’t Jig Anymore” - 7” vinyl.

RAY LAMONTAGNE – “Live – Fall 2010” – special vinyl 6 track album.

THE CLASH – “Magnificent Seven”/ “The Cool Out” – Numbered red vinyl and CD single.

THE VACCINES – “LIVE FROM LONDON” – Limited edition bootleg album on CD and 12” vinyl.

THE VIEW – “I Need That Record” - Limited numbered 7”vinyl with etched B-side.


a big fan, i hope that he adds more shows, i'd love to see him in milwaukee!

Former Yes Frontman Jon Anderson Goes On Acoustic Tour

Former Yes frontman Jon Anderson has announced "An Acoustic Evening With Jon Anderson" spring tour in support of Anderson's forthcoming solo album 'Survival and Other Stories.'

The tour will feature material from Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis as well as classic Yes songs, along with new compositions from his pending CD, and promises a magical and memorable evening of enchanting music for all who attend!

"An Acoustic Evening With Jon Anderson" tour dates:

4/23/2011 - Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA
4/26/2011 - Havana New Hope - New Hope, PA
4/28/2011 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
4/30/2011 - B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
5/02/2011 - Musikfest Cafe ArtsQuest Center at Steel Slacks - Bethlehem, PA
5/04/2011 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
5/06/2011 - Princeton University - McCarter Theatre - Princeton, NJ
5/07/2011 - New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Victoria Theatre - Newark, NJ
5/09/2011 - Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD
5/11/2011 - Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD
5/12/2011 - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium - Halifax, Nova Scotia
5/13/2011 - The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performing Center - Plymouth, NH
5/15/2011 - Bates College Olin Arts Center - Concert Hall - Lewiston, ME
5/18/2011 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
5/19/2011 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
5/21/2011 - Woodstock Town Hall Theatre - Woodstock, VT
5/25/2011 - Ellsworth Grand Auditorium - Ellsworth , ME


as a fellow collector and thrift store rival, nothing beats finding some great vinyl at a local thrift shop. he had some interesting finds, read about the top ten records he found

Ten choice thrift store album finds

Check out Andy's great music scores

Andrew Merey

Although vinyl records are making a comeback, for many years they weren't in vogue. But one fairly good source for buying them (and very inexpensively at that) was the retail thrift store.

A local Goodwill branch closed a while back, ending my 10-year stretch of frequenting the place, primarily in search of used albums and singles.

There are still other similar outlets around, but Goodwill's donors seem to overall offer better product.

Discovering prized items in good condition involves ingenuity. Since it's a hit-and-miss situation, consistently regular visits are imperative for maximum results. You'd be surprised how many record collectors are in competition.....



a nice story out of utah, where vinyl is getting its due!

The comeback of vinyl

By Paul Nelson

SALT LAKE CITY -- In an age of digital music that can be instantly downloaded into you mp3 player, the vinyl record is gaining in popularity.

Greywhale Entertainment co-owner Dustin Hansen said, "Almost every new release comes out on vinyl now. Very rarely is there something that doesn't."

Hansen says there's a collector's mentality that he believes is the main driving force behind the popularity of the old-fashioned record.




1. Those Darlins – Screws Get Loose

2. Cold War Kids – Mine Is Yours

3. The Flaming Lips w/ Neon Indian – S/T 12″

4. Radiohead – King Of Limbs

5. The Vaccines – The Vaccines 10″

6. Broken Bells – Meyrin Fields EP

7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong

8. The Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck

9. The Strokes – Angles

10. Mars Classroom (Robert Pollard) – The New Theory of Everything

11. Peter Bjorn & John – Gimme Some

12. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

13. D. Watusi – Summer Nights 7″

14. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

15. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

16. Hunx & His Punx – Too Young To Be In Love

17. Dow Jones & The Industrials – Can’t Stand The Midwest 7″

18. Diarrhea Planet – Aloha 7″

19. PUJOL – How High 7″

20. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

21. J Dilla – Donuts

22. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Scandalous

23. UV Race – Homo

24. Dug Dug’s – Smog

25. Howlin’ Wolf – The Howlin’ Wolf Album


fantastic q and a with a legend of rock:

Ray Davies on His New Album of Kinks Covers and What It Would Take to Get a Kinks Reunion

Read it at


Cleveland record shop uses old album covers as flooring

not really sure i like the idea, seems wrong. however, that said, and if you didn't have the vinyl for these albums, what else are you to do with old cardboard?


and in music history for the day:

In 1956, Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-picture deal just five days after his first screen test in Hollywood. Elvis was to be paid $100,000 for his first movie, $150,000 for the second and $200,000 for the third.

In 1956, Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, was dedicated. It was the first circular office tower designed in America. It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter.

Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" was released in 1957.

The Kingsmen recorded their version of the song "Louie Louie" in 1963.

The Beach Boys recorded "California Girls" in 1965.

In 1966, the first session for what would become The Beatles’ Revolver album started with the recording of “Tomorrow Never Knows” at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London.

Apple Corps Ltd., the Beatles' record company and management and publishing firm, opened in 1968.

In 1968, it was announced that Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett suffered from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use.

The California Jam 1 festival took place in Ontario, California in 1974, featuring the Eagles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Earth Wind & Fire, ELP, Black Oak Arkansas and Seals & Croft. Over 200,000 attended. man, i'd a been there if i could.....

Also in 1974, a seven piece group called Blue Swede became the first Swedish act to top the US charts when their version of "Hooked On A Feeling" went to number one. Although the arrangement brought a fresh sound to the old B.J. Thomas hit, the single didn't chart at all in the UK. and, no, i won't put a youtube video of this ooga chaka freakin' song!

In 1998, Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics, died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars.

In 1998, the “first lady of country music” Tammy Wynette, who scored 12 hit singles, sold over 30 million records worldwide, married five times and once filed for bankruptcy, died aged 55

In 2004, 66 year old Niki Sullivan, one of the original Crickets, passed away at his home in Independence, Missouri. Sullivan joined up with Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison and Joe Mauldin in 1956 and played on most of the songs the band recorded. The hassle of touring finally forced him to drop out of the group in 1957. He retired from the music business, but occasionally performed at Holly tribute events.

birthdays today include Frank Black of theThe Pixies (1965) & Stan Cullimore of The Housemartins (1962)

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