Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Earth Crisis Reveal Cover Art For "Neutralize The Threat"

Earth Crisis have scheduled their hardest hitting piece of work in recent memory, 'Neutralize the Threat' for a July 12th release date. The most controversial band in hardcore also teamed with artist Ryan Clark to create the artwork surrounding the latest album culminating in the cover.

Read more and get the tracklist at pluginmusic.com


Art Pop Legends The Feelies Reform, Release New Record, Announce Shows

The Feelies are celebrating the release of "Here Before," their first album of all new original material in 19 years with select East Coast dates. The new album touches on different styles from the Feelies' long history while adding new grooves and musical ideas to the mix. Electric and acoustic guitars melt together in archetypal Feelies fashion on songs like "Nobody Knows" and "Should be Gone. " Elsewhere there are slabs of driving garage rock like "When You Know" and "Time Is Right" and the down-tempo "Bluer Skies," and harmonically rich "Later On." The new album is being released on Bar/None Records.

Get all the details at pluginmusic.com


Consfearacy Posts Self-Titled Album's Cover Artwork

Consfearacy recently inked a deal with Massacre Records for the release of the band's self-titled album, which is due out on July 1st, 2011. The cover artwork was handled by graphic designer Dennis Sibeijn.

Read more at metalunderground.com


what a wonderful story, remembering the iconic group and their fans

The Rolling Stones 'live' in Middlesbrough, 1963

By Paul Delplanque

Love them or loath them, The Rolling Stones are still rolling and even now attract huge audiences around the world. Next to The Beatles they are without doubt the greatest band to come out of the 1960s, selling millions of records world-wide. Back in 1963 the new band had been going for about a year and were about to embark on their first tour of the United Kingdom. The place they chose to kick-off that tour was none other than Middlesbrough, it was the very first time the band had played outside the London area.

Read the rest at rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.uk


this from our vinyl friends at vinylcollective.com

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of May 23, 2011 – May 30, 2011:

1.) The Menzingers – A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology LP
2.) Living With Lions – Holy Shit
3.) Fireworks – Gospel
4.) Dance Gavin Dance – People We Knew 7″
5.) Into It. Over It. / Koji Split LP
6.) The Creepshow – Run For Your Life LP (EXCLUSIVE Purple)
7.) Balance and Composure – Separation
8.) The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits LP
9.) Against Me – Russian Spies 7″
10.) The Creepshow – They All Fall Down (Picture Disc)



1. Adele :21
2. Seether :Holding Onto Strings
3. Various :Now 38
4. Jason Aldean :My Kinda Party
5. Mumford and Sons :Sigh No More
6. Beastie Boys :Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
7. The Lonely Island :Turtleneck and Chain
8. Justin Bieber :Never Say Never The Remixes EP
9. Fleet Foxes :Helplessness Blues
10. Il Volo :Il Volo

1.Adele :Rolling In The Deep
2.Katy Perry feat. Kanye West :E.T.
3.Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
4.Black Eyed Peas :Just Can't Get Enough
5.Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull :On The Floor
6.Bruno Mars :The Lazy Song
7.Britney Spears :Till The World Ends
8.LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
9.Lupe Fiasco :The Show Goes On
10.Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes :Look At Me Now


1. Adele :21
2. Kate Bush :Director's Cut
3. Adele :19
4. Hugh Laurie :Let Them Talk
5. Bruno Mars :Doo-Wops & Holligans
6. Friendly Fires :Pala
7. Chase & Status :No More Idols
8. Jessie J. :Who You Are
9. Foo Fighters :Wasting Light
10. Caro Emerald :Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor

1. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
2. Bruno Mars :The Lazy Song
3. Aloe Blacc :I Need A Dollar
4. LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
5. Alexandra Stan :Mr Saxobeat
6. Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi :Beautiful People
7. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta :Sweat
8. The Saturdays :Notorious
9. Lady Gaga :Judas
10. Swedish House Mafia :Save The World


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. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull :On The Floor
2. Rihanna :S&M
3. Adele :Rolling In the Deep
4. Lady Gaga :Born This Way
5. Black Eyed Peas :Just Can't Get Enough
6. Jessie J. feat. B.o.B. :Price Tag
7. Katy Perry :E.T.
8. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta :Sweat
9. LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
10. Bruno Mars :Grenade


Put Your Records on Your Wall with the Vertical Vinyl Record Player

they (ionaudio) claim it saves 'space', however, how much room does a turntable take up? they also say: A fun, new way to experience your records, VERTICAL VINYL will also impress your friends and guests by defying gravity when playing records sideways!

i guess, to each his or her own.....


and in music history for today:

In 1956, Buddy Holly sees the John Wayne movie The Searchers and gains some song writing inspiration when Wayne utters the line "that'll be the day."

Dick Dale performed Let's Go Trippin' for the first time in 1958, possibly signaling the start of surf music.

In 1964, The Dave Clark Five appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first of 11 appearances.

The Monkees began filming their TV series in 1966.

In 1968, working on what will become 'The White' album. The Beatles added overdubs of bass and vocals on “Revolution.” After numerous overdubs have been added, the final six minutes of the song evolved into chaotic, jamming, with Lennon repeatedly shouting "alright” and Yoko Ono speaking random phrases. The jam becomes the basis for “Revolution 9,” and this session was the first that Yoko attends.

In 1975, 17 weeks after entering the Billboard Pop chart, Freddy Fender's "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" made it all the way to number one. The song was written in the late 1960s and had already been recorded more than two dozen times. Fender would later recall "The recording only took a few minutes. I was glad to get it over with and I thought that would be the last of it."

Also in 1975, the Rolling Stones kicked off a New York City press conference on their next tour by playing on the streets in the back of a flatbed truck.

In 1976, the Who appear at the Charlton Athletic Grounds in England and put their name into the Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest rock band ever when their set measures at 120 decibels. That record has since been surpassed.

In 1977, Britain's BBC announced a ban on the Sex Pistols' anti-royalist song "God Save The Queen", saying it is 'in gross bad taste'. The cover of the single showed a picture of The Queen with a safety pin through her lip. Shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record, but it still managed to reach #2 on the UK chart.

In 1980, although the Disco craze was running out of steam, a group from Minneapolis, Minnesota called Lipps, Inc., that featured Cynthia Johnson on vocals, reached the top of the US charts with a tune called "Funkytown". It was a UK #2 hit. The record would be certified Platinum, but the group's only other Hot 100 entry would stall at number 64.

In 1999, Phil Kramer, who took Lee Dorman's place when Iron Butterfly re-formed in 1975, was found in a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, over four years after he called a police to say he was going to commit suicide. At the time of his death, he was 42.

In 2000, Johnnie Taylor, best remembered for 1968's "Who's Making Love" and 1976's "Disco Lady", died following a heart attack in a Texas hospital. He was 62 years old.

In 2010, Ali-Ollie Woodson, who led The Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and helped restore them to their hit-making glory with songs including "Treat Her Like A Lady", "Sail Away" and "Lady Soul", died of cancer at the age of 58.

celebrating birthdays today (among many others) are Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) (73) and Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornadoes (71)

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