Monday, August 29, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

nice to see Daniel doing well, cheers Daniel!!!

Pacific Palisades Restaurant to Serve Up the Delicious Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen

Mayberry Restaurant will display an exhibit of Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen from August 27 through October 10. Having shown work at VH1 corporate headquarters in New York, Edlen is excited to share his work in his home town.


PACIFIC PALISADES, CA, August 25, 2011

Mayberry Restaurant in Pacific Palisades, CA presents a solo exhibit of Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen. The work will be on display from August 27 through October 10, 2011.

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is portraiture on vinyl records. Handpainted with white acrylic, the portraits of musicians and entertainers grace albums of their creation. Instead of Elvis on velvet, think Elvis on an Elvis record.

Some 30 pieces by Edlen will surround diners at the local, family friendly restaurant that caters to those seeking both health food and comfort food. "Having grown up in the Palisades, it's a wonderful opportunity to share my work there," says Edlen.

Edlen's artwork has recently delighted those at VH1's corporate headquarters in New York, NY. He has also been commissioned by the David Lynch Foundation in their fundraising efforts. "It's David Lynch!" Edlen exclaims when asked why he donated over 20 pieces to the charity music label created by the foundation.

Following the display at Mayberry, Edlen's work will be exhibited at the Santa Monica Airport Art Studios' Open Studios event on October 15 & 16.

For more information please contact Daniel Edlen at 480-239-1688.

LOCATION: Mayberry Restaurant
1028 Swarthmore Ave.,
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

More about Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen:

A Palisades native, Daniel Edlen grew up around art and music. In art classes from 6 years old, collecting music since high school, Edlen combined his love for both with his Vinyl Art. Derived from Pointilism, the fine dots of white acrylic layer on top of the black vinyl to create the striking depth.

CONTACT: Daniel Edlen, Owner/Artist Vinyl Art 480-239-1688


temperature control to produce quality vinyl, who knew? read on:

The LP comes of age: Quieter and better-sounding than ever

By: Steve Guttenberg

As any record buyer knows, LP quality varies a lot. I'm not just referring to the dusty old records sold at yard sales; some new records have noisy grooves, clicks and pops, or they're not flat. Those imperfections are common vinyl woes; making consistently quiet records has never been easy. That's why I was thrilled to hear that Quality Record Pressings (QRP), in Salina, Kansas, employs the most advanced technology ever used to manufacture LPs. The proof is in the listening, and the sound is spectacular.



don't usually report on digital releases, but this is heaven!

Aerosmith Catalog To iTunes

The classic Aerosmith catalog will be available to purchase and download on iTunes and other digital retailers as full albums or individual tracks. The band's catalog releases include: Aerosmith (1973) - Get Your Wings (1974) - Toys In The Attic (1975) - Rocks (1976) - Draw The Line (1977) - Live! Bootleg (1978) - Night In The Ruts (1979) - Aerosmith's Greatest Hits (1980) - Rock In A Hard Place (1982) - Classics Live (1986) - Classics Live II (1987)

Rarities And Stand Alone Tracks:
'Subway' (b-side of 'Sweet Emotion' remake)
'On The Road Again' (from Aerosmith sessions)
'Major Barbara' (from Get Your Wings sessions)
'Rattlesnake Shake' (Live Radio Broadcast 1971)
'Krawhitham' (from Draw The Line sessions)
'I Wanna Know Why' (Live Texxas Jam)
'Big Ten Inch' (Live Texxas Jam)
'All Your Love' (from Draw The Line sessions)
'Soul Saver' (from Rocks sessions)
'Adam's Apple' (Live Indianapolis 1977)
'Kings And Queens' (Live Boston 1978)
'I Live In Connecticut' (from Night In The Ruts sessions)
'Let It Slide' (from Night In The Ruts sessions)
'Downtown Charlie' (from Night In The Ruts sessions)
'Sh*t House Shuffle' (from Night In The Ruts sessions)
'Riff And Roll' (from Rock And A Hard Place sessions)
'Chip Away The Stone' (alternate version)
'Helter Skelter' (from Toys In The Attic sessions)


Neutral Milk Hotel New Box Set

Neutral Milk Hotel have recently announced plans to self-release a vinyl edition box set that compiles the band's entire body of work and also includes 15 previously unreleased tracks.

The set will include the band's two albums, 'On Avery Island' and 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,' along with the 'Everything Is' EP, an EP of unreleased songs 'Ferris Wheel on Fire,' and three 7-inch singles along with two posters. The box sells for $108 in the US, with a dollar from each set donated to the Children of the Blue Sky charity.


SACRIFICE To Release Demo Anthology Double LP

Canadian thrash pioneers SACRIFICE are set to release a vinyl-only demo anthology titled "198666" on October 28 via Canadian label War On Music Records. The limited double vinyl release will include the legendary "Exorcism" demo tape (featuring tracks which would later be included on "Torment In Fire"), the 1986 "Forward To Termination" demo sessions (including a rare cover of DISCHARGE's "Possibility Of Life's Destruction"), and the full 1989 "Soldiers Of Misfortune" demo sessions. This is some of the best early recordings of any classic thrash act; the tapes sum up the raw power that was early SACRIFICE and showcase the bands evolution from album to album through the '80s. The double LP release will be strictly limited to 666 hand-numbered copies on blood-red vinyl in a gatefold jacket featuring the stunning artwork of Hans Memling.


Paul McCartney's 1965 Aston Martin Up For Sale

The former Beatle had ordered the iconic Aston - made famous by James Bond in the film Goldfinger - direct from Aston Martin's factory before his band's 1964 world tour. He requested for a string of extra features including special suspension and chrome wire wheels. When it was delivered, the motor, with a top speed of 150mph, even had the ultimate Bond-style gadget for a 60s pop star - a Philips record player.

McCartney's former car, now grey, will be sold on September 21 at Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridgeshire by auctioneers H&H and the fully-restored British-built Aston Martin DB5 is expected to fetch more than $600,000 at auction.

Marketing manager for the Cheshire-based firm Richard Caton said:

"The car has undergone an extensive back-to-bare-metal restoration which was completed earlier this year. Sir Paul chose the car and its specification and it has had several very careful owners since. But it is now a wonderful opportunity for an Aston enthusiast or a Beatle fan to own a unique part of motoring history."

i'll check my piggy bank, maybe i have enough...nope bank empty!


one of my favorite singers has a new LP out tomorrow, here's an interview he did recently:

Robert Earl Keen: Growing creatively, loving life and 'Ready for Confetti'

By John T. Davis

Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen releases his 15th album, "Ready for Confetti," on Tuesday and celebrates with a CD release show on Thursday at Antone's. Last Thursday, Keen took a little time off from celebrating his wife Kathleen's birthday to talk about the album, the songs and life its ownself. We spoke to him by phone from his office in Kerrville.

Read the interview at


this caught my eye, interesting that the records are part the treasure

Big Band records lie with B17 bomber 

by Linda McGrory

A STASH of rare 120 Tommy Dorsey records evoking the wartime Big Band era would be music to the decompressed ears of scuba divers searching for them on the wreck of a B17 bomber in Co Donegal. The vinyl records by the American trombonist and band leader as well as a record player are among the items yet to be salvaged from 'The Meltin' Pot' which crashed in Lough Foyle in September 1942. The plane and its eleven young servicemen had endured a harrowing trans-Atlantic journey after suffering engine failure early in their flight from Newfoundland to England.

Read the rest at


Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Laughs Off Bandmate’s Critical Comments

Drummer Mickey Hart believes “as long as we’re above ground, there’s always a possibility” that the Grateful Dead will reunite for a tour, going on to state there’s absolutely nothing holding them back other than timing.

When the band last toured in 2009, they experienced some personal tensions and creative differences and in turn, went their separate ways. Still, Hart never says never and is quick to acknowledge that there are differences in every family. When it comes to the jam band truckin’ forward, all things are negotiable.

Read the rest at


Ian Anderson to Take Thick as a Brick on Tour

Peter Hodgson

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson will perform the band’s classic album Thick as a Brick on tour to mark the album’s 40th anniversary next year.

The tour will begin in Great Britain in mid-April 2012, before heading through Europe in the late spring and summer, and winding up with U.S. dates spanning September, October and November.

Read the rest at


Jellyfish Albums To Get Re-Issued On Vinyl

Omnivore Records is set to release re-issues of both Jellyfish albums (Bellybutton and Spilt Milk) on vinyl this September.

The records are being mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering and the original flat analogs are being used for the new cuts. The re-issues will feature both albums in their entirety, with the first 1,500 copies of each album pressed on translucent vinyl (blue for Bellybutton and purple for Spilt Milk). In the case of Bellybutton, those limited copies will also feature the original gatefold sleeve. Both albums will be released September 27th, and pre-orders are being accepted at

1.The Man I Used To Be
2.That is Why
3.The King is Half-Undressed
4.I Wanna Stay Home
5.She Still Loves Him
6.All I Want is Everything
7.Now She Knows She’s Wrong
8.Bedspring Kiss
9.Baby’s Coming Back
10.Calling Sarah

Spilt Milk
2.Joining a Fan Club
3.Sebrina, Paste, and Plato
4.New Mistake
5.Glutton of Sympathy
6.The Ghost at Number One
7.Bye, Bye, Bye
8.All is Forgiven
9.Russian Hill
10.He’s My Best Friend
11.Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
12.Brighter Day


Rock Legend Joe Cocker Preps New Album "HARD KNOCKS"


PRNewswire/ -- Joe Cocker is without a doubt, a true musical legend. With 40 years and counting as a major force in pop music, the singer with that unmistakable blues/soul voice has earned countless accolades for his artistry—Grammys, Golden Globes, Academy Awards and platinum selling albums worldwide. The iconic singer is now signed to 429 Records in North America and is gearing up for the release of "HARD KNOCKS"—his 21st album.

"HARD KNOCKS" is a collection of 9 all new songs plus a cover version of the Dixie Chicks' "I Hope." Produced by Matt Serletic (Matchbox 20, Carlos Santana), "HARD KNOCKS" has the timeless 'Cocker' sound fusing rhythm and blues, soul, and pop into an undeniable infectious mix of unique contemporary style. "HARD KNOCKS" will be available on 429 Records on November 22nd.

The recording sessions took place in Serletic's own Emblem Studios in Los Angeles involving a host of acclaimed musicians like Ray Parker Jr., Tim Pierce and Joel Shearer on guitar, Josh Freese, Matt Chamberlain and Dorian Crozier on drums, Chris Chaney on bass and Jamie Muhoberac on keyboards. The songs were mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and mastered by Bob Ludwig. Songwriters Kara Dioguardi of recent American Idol Fame and Marc Broussard contributed songs to the collection.

Says Cocker, "I don't really know what you would call this album: 'rock/pop'? It's a little more pop than I've been into for quite a while so it would scare me sometimes. I would do the basic tracks and then Matt would go away and do some of these overdubs and he had all these electronic things on there. It was sometimes like 'Oh, my god!'. But I wanted to work with Matt very much. And I always knew what kind of record we would be making."

•Hard Knocks
•Get On
•The Fall
•So It Goes
•Runaway Train
•Stay The Same
•I Hope

For more information visit:

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

SOURCE 429 Records


this from our friends at

Top 10 Albums – August 29

Here are the Top 10 Albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of August 22 – August 29, 2011:

1. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP
2. Thrice – Major/Minor
3. Nirvana – Nevermind 4XLP [Deluxe Edition]
4. Dead To Me / The Flatliners – Under the Influence Volume 16 7″
5. The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
6. Cheap Girls / Noise By Numbers – Under the Influence Volume 15 7″
7. Iron Chic – Not Like This
8. The Menzingers – A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology LP
9. Comeback Kid – Turn It Around LP
10. Gregory Alan Isakov – That Sea, The Gambler LP


and in music history for today, August 29th:

George Harrison joined the Quarrymen in 1958.

Also in 1958, Alan Freed's Big Beat Show opened in Brooklyn with Frankie Avalon, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Clanton, Bill Haley & the Comets, Bobby Freeman and the Elegants

In 1959, the Quarrymen perform for about 300 teenagers at the opening of The Casbah Coffee Club, located in the basement of a family home owned by Pete Best's mother, Mona. The group consists of John, Paul, George and guitarist Ken Brown. Still without a drummer, the band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A. system and would return for six more Saturday night engagements for 15 shillings each per night.

In 1964, Billboard magazine reported that guitar sales in both the US and the UK, have skyrocketed in the wake of the British Invasion.

Roy Orbison's single "Oh, Pretty Woman" was released in 1964. The song was Orbison's second #1 hit.

In 1966, the Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crown of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) brought cameras on stage and took pictures between songs. During this tour, The Beatles did not play a single song from their latest album, Revolver. They finished the show with a version of Little Richards “Long Tall Sally.”

In 1967, Brian Epstein's funeral was held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.

In 1970, Edwin Starr's "War" was the top tune on the Billboard singles chart. It would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

The Kinks' epic single "Lola" was released in 1970.

In 1976, Jimmy Reed died in San Francisco following an epileptic seizure just before his 51st birthday. Reed was a major influence on The Rolling Stones, he had the 1957 hit “Honest I Do” in 1957 and “Baby What You Want Me to Do” in 1960.

In 1977, three people were arrested for trying to steal the body of Elvis Presley. As a result, his remains would be moved to Graceland.

In 1986 - The original American Bandstand studio was placed on the National Register of Historical Places

In 1987, The East LA band, Los Lobos had the number one single on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with a remake of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba", from the movie of the same name. Singer Cesar Rosas said that the song itself is a traditional Mexican tune that means "wedding song".

In 2005, Fats Domino was rescued from his home in New Orleans during flooding from hurricane Katrina.

In 2009, the Los Angeles coroner announced that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide based on the anesthetic Propofol which was found in his system.

Also in 2009, a 1970 interview with John Lennon, in which he revealed some of the reasons that the Beatles split, appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. John said that his band mates disrespected and "insulted" his wife, Yoko Ono, adding, "They despised her... It seemed I had to be happily married to them or Yoko, and I chose Yoko." He also took a shot at his former songwriting partner, saying "We got fed up with being sidemen for Paul."

birthdays today include (among others) me (i am 54!) Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (68), Chris Copping (Procol Harum) (66), Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) (44) and Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult) (58)


d.edlen said...

Thanks so much for sharing my show! I really have appreciated your encouragement.


Robert Benson said...

My pleasure Daniel, your Vinyl Art is an inspiration to all of us!!!