Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Mortal Sin Reveals New Album Title As "Psychology Of Death"

Australian thrash metal veterans Mortal Sin have recently announced that their upcoming new studio album will be called, 'Psychology Of Death.'

In a recent update, the band stated:

"We're currently in the studio mixing the new album with producer/engineer Darren 'jENK' Jenkins. We would also like to welcome guitarist Ryan Huthnance to the Mortal Sin ranks. Ryan joined the band back in August 2010, replacing Mick Sultana."


poke at the pope? this should raise a few eye brows!

PESTILENCE: Legendary Progressive Tech Metallers To Release New Full-Length

Legendary progressive tech metallers, PESTILENCE, will release their sixth full-length to North American masses on July 19, 2011 via Mascot Records. Titled Doctrine, the 11-track long player finds the Dutch metal collective at their most extreme, offering up a torrent of thought-provoking lyrics, dissonant chords, complex rhythm patterns and low-tuned, monster riffs. While not a “concept album” in the traditional sense, the record is largely based around the various ways humanity often suffers under the burden of religion and politics. “I always put a lot of effort in the lyrics,” comments vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli. “I never felt the need to write ‘gore’ lyrics, like so many other bands do. I am aware of what is going on in the world and I have the feeling that I have something to say about it.”


NRBQ Returns With New Lineup and Album

Terry Adams has reclaimed the NRBQ name for the new album Keep This Love Goin’, which is scheduled for release on July 19. In addition to Adams, the 12-track album will feature Scott Ligon, Terry Adams, Pete Donnelly, and Conrad Choucroun. The eclectic disc will include everything from material inspired by zyedco musician Wilson “Boozoo” Chavis to an adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor” redone as a country song.

Former NRBQ member Tom Ardolino created the cover art for the album and also plays drums on two of the tracks. When asked about the new NRBQ members Adams commented:

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more about young's newest release, the la times does a great job covering the details:

Neil Young releases what Geffen Records didn't consider 'A Treasure'

The collection of live performances from around 1984 and 1985 of Neil Young with the International Harvesters showcases the sound that led the label to sue him.

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

The recent news that country singer Tim McGraw's record company is suing him over his latest album is just the latest of many stranger-than-fiction examples of artist-label relations going south.

In 1993, the head of John Fogerty's record label sued him for sounding too much like … John Fogerty, arguing that his single "The Old Man Down the Road" was merely a remake of Fogerty's old Creedence Clearwater Revival hit "Run Through the Jungle." (Fogerty won.)

That had followed an equally surreal case from 1984, when Neil Young was sued by his label at the time, Geffen Records, for not sounding enough like himself.

That's the backdrop for the release of a collection out of the Canadian rocker's archive, "A Treasure," a batch of live performances circa 1984-85 when he'd assembled a country-rock band that toured as the International Harvesters.

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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 6/06 - 6/12, 2011

Top 25 Vinyl:

1. Abigail Washburn - City Of Refuge
2. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
3. The Features - Rambo 7"
4. KORT - Please Don't Touch 7"
5. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
7. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
8. Battles - Gloss Drop
9. Black Lips - Arabian Mountain
10. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
11. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It & See
12. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes & Keys
13. Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
14. David Bazan - Strange Negotiations
15. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
16. Cults - Cults
17. Iron & Wine / The Low Anthem - Daytrotter Sessions
18. White Denim - D
19. Efrim Manuel Menuck - Plays High Gospel
20. Appleseed Cast - Middle States
21. Jeff The Brotherhood - Mellow Out 7"
22. Kids On A Crime Spree - We Love You So Bad
23. KORT - Invariable Heartache
24. Battles - Ice Cream 12"
25. Robert Plant - Band Of Joy


and in austin, texas, here are the best selling vinyl records at  for the week ending June 11th, 2011

Top Ten Vinyl:

1. My Morning Jacket WR
2. F#cked Up
3. Battles WR
4. Fleet Foxes WR
5. Lady Gaga
6. Death Cab for Cutie
7. Iron & Wine TX/Low Anthem
8. Arctic Monkeys
9. Adele
10. Cults



1. Lady Gaga :Born This Way
2. Adele :21
3. Death Cab For Cutie :Codes and Keys
4. Eddie Vedder :Ukulele Songs
5. My Morning Jacket :Circuital
6. Brad Paisley :The Is Country Music
7. Various :Now 38
8. Jason Aldean :My Kinda Party
9. Flogging Molly :Speed Of Darkness
10. Soundtrack :Glee The Music Season Two

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


1. Lady Gaga :Born This Way
2. Adele :21
3. Adele :19
4. The Pierces :You & I
5. Jessie J. :Who You Are
6. Seasick Steve :You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
7. Bruno Mars :Doo-Wops & Holligans
8. Alec Blacc :Good Things
9. Take That :Progress
10. Status Quo :Quid Pro Quo

1. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
2. Aloe Blacc :I Need A Dollar
3. Alexandra Stan :Mr Saxobeat
4. LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
5. Bruno Mars :The Lazy Song
6. Alex Gaudino :What A Feeling
7. Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi :Beautiful People
8. Rihanna :California King Bed
9. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta :Sweat
10. Jennifer Lopez :I'm Into You


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


and in music history for today:

In 1963, 21 year old Kyu Sakamoto became the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart with a song called "Sukiyaki". The original title of the song was "Ue O Muite Aruko", which translates "I Look Up When I Walk". Sakamoto was killed on August 12th, 1985 when JAL Flight 123, a Boeing 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43.

Jan and Dean's "Surf City" was released in 1963. The song featured Brian Wilson on backing vocals and would prove to be the duo's only US number 1 record.

In 1966, the Beatles L.P., "Yesterday and Today" is released by Capitol with the controversial "butcher" cover, with the Beatles smiling amongst a group of decapitated baby dolls. The original photo became a huge publicity problem for Capitol and was quickly replaced by a more conventional cover.

In 1967, five teenagers from Mansfield, Ohio, called The Music Explosion found themselves with a monster hit on their hands when "Little Bit O' Soul" peaked at #2 on the Hot 100. The group would be awarded a Gold Record for their efforts, but although they would release more material, none of their follow-ups reached any higher than #63. Drummer Bob Avery would later go on to the band Crazy Elephant, who reached #12 on both sides of the Atlantic with "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'".

Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the US album in 1985 chart with, 'Brothers in Arms.'

In 1989, Nirvana's debut album Bleach was released in the US.

In 1993, Ray Charles made music history when his album "My World" showed up on Billboard's Hot 200, marking the sixth decade he had a charted LP. amazing.....

In 1996, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songboo was the first of eight Songbook sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex?"

In 2002, a rare autographed copy of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000 ($57,800), more than five times the estimated price.

In 2005, Coldplay went straight to #1 on the U.S. album chart with their third album X&Y having already entered at #1 in the U.K. The last time a British artist had a simultaneous U.S. and U.K. #1 was in November 2000 with 1, a compilation of hits by The Beatles. The last studio album to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic was Radiohead's Kid A in October 2000. X&Y went on to top over 30 global charts.

celebrating birthdays today (among many others are Steve Walsh (Kansas) (60), Ice Cube (42) and Noddy Holder (Slade) (65)

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