Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Polyvinyl Record Co.

Pre-Order matt pond PA Emblems 2xLP - First Time on Vinyl!

Emblems, one of matt pond PA's most beloved albums, is now available on vinyl for the first time and features three bonus tracks not found on the original release!

The deluxe 2xLP is limited to 1000 copies on 180-gram vinyl.

Pre-orders ship October 21. In stores November 1.

All pre-orders receive an INSTANT full-album MP3 download at checkout.

matt pond PA Emblems 2xLP + Instant MP3 -- $15

Ltd. Edition matt pond PA/Rocky Votolato Split 7"+MP3

After touring together this past winter, matt pond PA and Rocky Votolato are back on the road this fall with another co-headlining trek.

This time around they have a split 7" to commemorate their pairing.

Pressed on clear blue vinyl (limited to 500), the split features one exclusive song each from two of this generation's most prolific and respected songwriters.

matt pond PA/Rocky Votolato Split 7" + Instant MP3 -- $5

5 matt pond PA LPs + FREE 7" Package Deal

To celebrate the vinyl debut of Emblems, we are now offering a package deal featuring five matt pond PA albums (all on 180-gram vinyl) for one low price.

Included in the bundle are:

The Green Fury LP
The Nature of Maps LP
Last Light 2xLP
The Dark Leaves LP (limited to 1000 on clear green vinyl)
Emblems 2xLP (limited to 1000)
Each package includes a FREE copy of the limited edition matt pond PA/Rocky Votolato split 7" along with three posters.

Plus, receive an instant MP3 download of every album at checkout.

5 matt pond PA LPs + FREE 7" Package Deal -- only $49!

Pre-Order Owen Ghost Town -- Clear Vinyl is 2/3 Sold Out!

Pre-orders will be shipping soon for Ghost Town, the new album from Owen (Mike Kinsella of American Football, Cap'n Jazz, Owls).

But if you want to make sure your package includes a copy of the limited edition clear vinyl -- act now!

Less than 1/3 of the pressing's 800 copies remain and will soon be sold out.

All pre-orders receive an INSTANT full album download at checkout and include a FREE button, sticker, and two digital bonus tracks.

Pre-orders ship October 28. In stores November 8.

Owen Ghost Town CD - $ 10 / Clear LP - $14 / T-Shirt+MP3 - $20


this from our friends at

Six Foo Fighters Vinyl Pressings!

Looks like we are going to be able to finally get some of Foo Fighters greatest albums on vinyl! All six are due out November 21 with links to pre orders are as follows:

Foo Fighters – Skin And Bones 2XLP

Foo Fighters – One By One 2XLP

Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left To Lose 2XLP

Foo Fighters – In Your Honor 2XLP

Foo Fighters – Color and Shape 2XLP

Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters LP



Chuck Ruff, the American rock drummer best known for his drum duet with Edgar Winter and THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP on the 1972 No. 1 hit instrumental "Frankenstein", passed away in San Francisco, California on October 14 after a long illness. In 1977, Ruff joined Sammy Hagar and performed on the albums "Street Machine" (1979) and "Danger Zone" (1979), including the song "Bad Reputation", which is featured in the film "Fast Times At Ridgemont High".


Candlemass Begins Work On Final Studio Album

Doom metal masters Candlemass have recently signed a deal with Austria's Napalm Records, and the band is currently writing material for a final album.  Accoding to Napalm Records:

"Napalm Records is very proud to announce that the legendary Swedish doom metal legend Candlemass has joined their ranks. The band is currently working on material for their farewell album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release."

Candlemass commented on the signing: "Now it is official, Swedish doom 'meisters' Candlemass have signed with Austrian Napalm Records for their 11th and last studio album. The band is very happy and excited about this and are looking forward to work with such a great and growing label as Napalm, home of cool bands like Monster Magnet, Karma To Burn, and Isole."


and in music history for october 15th:

In 1955, Buddy Holly opened a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, TX.

In 1958, Jackie Wilson recorded "Lonely Teardrops", which went on to become his first US Top Ten hit, reaching #7 on Billboard's Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart.  In September 1975, while performing at the Latin Casino in New Jersey, Wilson collapsed from a heart attack and a stroke right in the middle of this song. He never recovered and remained in a coma for eight more years; he was hospitalized until his death on January 21, 1984 (age 49). In tragic irony, the last words he sung before collapsing were "My heart is crying." The audience at first thought that his fall was part of the act and they started applauding and cheering. It became evident that something was wrong when about half a minute later, he hadn't moved. The excitement instantly turned into confusion and shock as attempts to revive Jackie on the stage were to no avail.

It is a 1999 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee. The song is ranked #308 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

In 1960, Ringo Starr fills in for Pete Best when The Beatles play back-up at a recording session for Rory Storm and The Hurricanes' guitarist, Wally Eymond, in the small Akustik studio in Hamburg, Germany. Nine copies of a song called "Summertime" were pressed onto 78 RPM acetate discs, though none are known to have survived. It would be nearly two years before Ringo would join John, Paul and George on a permanent basis.

In 1963, the Rip Chords record "Hey Little Cobra", which features Doris Day's son Terry Melcher on lead vocal, with the high harmony added by future Beach Boys member, Bruce Johnson. The record will enter the Hot 100 next January and reach #4.

In 1965, Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.

In 1968, Led Zeppelin made its performance debut in England.

In 1971, it was almost a blessing in disguise when Rick Nelson played the seventh annual Rock 'n' Roll Revival Show in New York. He thought he was being booed for not playing his old hits and came away with the inspiration to write what would be his last Top Ten hit, "Garden Party", which would climb to number six in 1972. It was later revealed that the crowd was booing some trouble makers who had started a fight and were being escorted out of the building.

In 1973, Keith Richards was convicted of marijuana trafficking in Nice, France, receiving a suspended sentence, fine and ordered not to return to France for two years.

Also in 1977, The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters censor from the airwaves songs with drug-oriented lyrics.

"Slip Slidin' Away," by Paul Simon (with the Oak Ridge Boys providing background vocals), was released in 1977.

In 1977, Debbie Boone's first single, "You Light Up My Life" reaches #1 on the Billboard Pop chart, where it will stay for 10 weeks. It would go on to win a Grammy Award for Best Song and 21-year-old Debbie is named Best New Artist. The record only made it to #48 in the UK. In the 1980s she focused on Country music, resulting in the #1 hit, "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again". She later recorded Christian music, which garnered her four Top 10 Contemporary Christian albums as well as two more Grammys. if i ever hear the song again, i will turn to stone!

In 1979, Abba played their first concert in North America when they appeared in Vancouver, Canada.

In 1982, Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" enters the Billboard R&B singles chart on its way to number one. The song would also make the Top 10 in the UK and the Hot 100 and later win a Grammy as Best R&B Male Vocal Performance of the Year.

In 1988, Bon Jovi started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'New Jersey.'

In 1988, UB40 went to #1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine,” also a #1 hit in the UK.

In 1996, Ralph Middlebrooks, trumpeter for The Ohio Players died at the age of 57. The band reached Billboard's Top 40 eight times between 1973 and 1976, including two number ones, "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster" in 1975.

In 1997, Michael Jackson played the last date of his HIStory Tour in Durban, South Africa.

In 2003, Mike Smith, the former lead singer of The Dave Clark Five suffered a fall at his home in Spain that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Smith would die of pneumonia on February 28th, 2008, less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2008, Jon Bon Jovi demanded that the John McCain campaign stop using the Bon Jovi song Who Says You Can't Go Home at rallys.

birthdays today (among others) David Stead (Beautiful South) (45), Frank Dimino (Angel) (60), Barry McGuire (76), Mickey Baker (guitarist, Mickey & Sylvia) (86)

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