Friday, December 9, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes Top Sellers

1. Fucked Up - Year of the Tiger PRE-ORDER
2. The Black Keys - El Camino
3. Real Estate - Days
4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
5. Atlas Sound - Parallax
6. Tennis - Origins PRE-ORDER
7. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
8. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
9. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
10. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock

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this from a travel site, if you are in florida, be sure to stop by these record stores!

Bananas in St. Petersburg, the World's Largest Collection of Vinyl Records

Florida has at least four destinations for vinyl collectors, who are driving a remarkable resurgence in sales.

St. Petersburg's original Bananas Music store isn't just for the casual music browser.

Earlier this year, a Taiwanese dealer came into the quaint old shop and bought five pallets of vinyl records. That's about 5,300 records.

Buyers from Rio de Janiero, England, Israel, Estonia and places shop owners Doug and Michelle Allen barely knew existed have all drooled over Bananas' vinyl selection.

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Remastered Accüsed Reissues Out Now!

Three Accused records have been released on December 1!! The Accused's "The Return of Martha Splatterhead" (REMASTERED) LP, "More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral" (REMASTERED) LP, and last but not least, "Nasty Cuts - Best of The Nasty Mix Years 1991-1993" LP!! All three LPs are available at wholesale cost for $8.00 each!! Limited special colour wax is available from Unrest mailorder only!!

Pressing: 1000
Released: December 2011
Colour:.800 Black - 200 Beer Yellow w/ Black & Blood Splatter

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STRFKR/Champagne Champagne

After touring together during the 2011 Reptilians tour, STRFKR and Champagne Champagne wanted to commemorate their time on the road together with a split 7".

The A-side features STRFKR's "Dragon Queens" which became a crowd favorite during the band's Spring 2011 tour in support of their last album, Reptilians. A different version of "Dragon Queens" will be featured on the upcoming STRFKR full-length, slated for release in early 2012

The B-side is the Champagne Champagne original "I Fell Through." Champagne Champagne features two MCs along with their producer Mark Gajadhar (of Blood Brothers, Past Lives). Champagne Champagne is also currently working on a new full-length.

Both songs are exclusive to the 7”.

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interesting cover art

Therapy? Reveals New Album, "A Brief Crack Of Light" Release Date, Artwork

Irish alternative metal outfit Therapy? has revealed that their forthcoming new studio album, "A Brief Crack Of Light" will be released on February 6th through Blast Records, with a music video for the song, "Living In The Shadow Of A Terrible Thing" to premiere on January 23rd. In addition to this, the group will once again be working with artist Nigel Rolfe for the records front cover artwork

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for those who are interested (i don't have a cell phone or blueberry or ipod or whatever everyone is hooked up to)

Exclusive Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' Book Available Free On Apple's iBookstore Starting Today

LONDON, England, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent first anniversary of The Beatles catalog's worldwide digital exclusivity on the iTunes Store® (, an exclusive Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' book that lets readers tap their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to immerse themselves in the legendary film's colorful sights and sounds is available for free download on Apple's iBookstore worldwide starting today. The iBookstore is available via the free iBooks App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and at

The iBookstore's exclusive 'Yellow Submarine' book takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic, music-filled journey with The Beatles to an underwater dreamland featuring animated illustrations and text from the 2004 book, 14 full-color video clips from the original 1968 film, audio clips of classic Beatles hits and Sir George Martin's original score, original dialogue from the film, "read aloud" functionality to follow along as actor Dean Lennox Kelly narrates, as well as interactive features that let you tap the story's wild array of butterflies, starfish and sea monsters to make them come alive. A video trailer for the book is available for free streaming starting today at

The vibrantly illustrated book was designed by Fiona Andreanelli using Heinz Edelmann's original artwork from the film, and its story has been adapted by Charlie Gardner from the film's original screenplay, co-written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Eric Segal.

Inspired by The Beatles' song of the same name, 'Yellow Submarine' dives 80,000 leagues beneath the sea to Pepperland, a musical paradise where Sergeant Pepper's band plays on until the music-hating Blue Meanies invade, sealing the band inside a music-proof bubble and leaving it a silent wasteland. But Old Fred, captain of the Yellow Submarine, escapes to Liverpool and persuades Ringo - with a little help from his friends John, Paul and George - to join him on a magical adventure to return music and love to Pepperland.

Since first launching worldwide on November 16, 2010, The Beatles' exclusive digital releases on iTunes now include the band's 13 legendary remastered studio albums, a special digital edition of the GRAMMY®-winning 'Beatles Stereo Box Set,' the two-volume 'Past Masters' compilation, the classic '1962-1966' ('Red') and '1967-1970' ('Blue') collections, the GRAMMY-winning 'LOVE' album and 'All Together Now,' the feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil®, the band's remastered 'Anthology' music collections, and the record-breaking '1' hits collection.

The Beatles have now sold over ten million songs and over 1.8 million albums on the iTunes Store worldwide.

SOURCE Apple Corps Ltd.


Peter Frampton to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive at the Last Remaining Venue Where Portions of the Album Comes Alive Were Actually Recorded

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Bartalini Presents announced that Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton will perform Frampton Comes Alive in its entirety, plus more from his Grammy-winning career, at one of the places that started it all… The Marin Center in San Rafael. The Marin Center, where Frampton recorded portions of his live masterpiece, again hosts Peter Frampton on March 17, 2012 at 8 P.M. Frampton has referred to the Marin County venue as "hallowed ground." Tickets for the March 17 concert go on-sale Friday, December 9 at 11:00 A.M. at and

Due to the success of the 2011 world tour celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Peter Frampton's multi-platinum selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, the tour has been extended into 2012. The three-hour show features a complete performance of Frampton Comes Alive! that the Montreal Gazette describes as "a highly-spirited and expertly-played recreation of the live album." Frampton will also performs other highlights from his catalog, including his Grammy® Award-winning instrumental album, 2006's Fingerprints. Of the tour the Los Angeles Times says "…the British virtuoso is still making sweet music," while the Santa Barbara Independent describes Frampton's set as "pleasing those who came to hear the hits and impressing the musicians in the crowd with his still-smoking guitar chops."

Tickets for Frampton Comes Alive! 35 Tour go on-sale Friday, December 9 at 11:00 A.M. and are $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50. Tickets can be purchased at, and the Marin Center Box Office.


and in america's heartland, vinyl is all the rage:

Local bands capitalize on vinyl album boom

Text and Video by Brittany McNeal, NewsNetNebraska

Because of technological advances, libraries of music can now be stored in a device smaller than a deck of cards.

Although digital music has flourished, music sales have declined — except for vinyl.

Clearly, what was old is new again.

As of 2011, alternative and independent artists and labels are the main distributors of vinyl records. Local bands have gotten in on the trend.

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simple, yet striking album cover art

UNISONIC Featuring MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: 'Ignition' Cover Artwork Unveiled

UNISONIC, the new band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN) alongside Dennis Ward (bass) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums) of Germany's PINK CREAM 69 and Swiss guitarist Mandy Meyer (who has previously played with ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), will release its debut EP, "Ignition" in late January via earMUSIC/Edel. The effort will include the track "Unisonic" plus one demo song and a cover version of the HELLOWEEN classic "I Want Out", recorded live on October 15 at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan.

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Feeder To Return In March With New Album

British rock vets Feeder have recently announced their return and have news of a new single and album set for release early next year. The comeback single "Borders" is due to be released on January 29th 2012, and will be followed by the band’s eighth studio album ‘Generation Freakshow’ on March 26th.

‘Borders’ will be released on various formats, including a limited edition CD, 7” vinyl and retro cassette, and is to be backed with previously unreleased b-sides.


The Happy Mondays to Reunite in 2012

British alternative-rock group The Happy Mondays are going to follow in the footsteps of so many other groups as of the last few years and will reform to tour in 2012.

According to The Sun, Shaun Ryder is busily getting all the original group members together and he's making sure that it all gets documented as he has a film crew shooting the whole thing.

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time magazine posted this photo, be sure to click on the link and read the history behind it and others.

John and Yoko, as Never Before Seen: New Photos from the Famous ‘Bed In’

The following photographs are previously unseen images of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their "Bed In" for peace at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel in June 1969. Here, Tommy Smothers, an unknown friend, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Rosemary Leary and Timothy Leary.

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in my inbox today....i rarely feature digital downloads on the blog, however, i like the video and the song, let me know what you think!

The King Blues - Does Anybody Care About Us?

Released on Feb 12th, 2012

Digital Download

Is anybody gonna fight back?

'Does Anybody Care About Us?' is the brand new single from The King Blues, the fourth taken from their critically acclaimed 2011 album, 'Punk & Poetry'. A clear statement of intent as always from The King Blues, aggressively melodic, and with lyrics with a conscience, their latest offering continues to prove yet again this really is a band with something to say. Shot on a frosty Manchester morning, the band invited fans to become a part of the video, playing the subjects that are uncompromisingly thrown on to a pile of those left behind by recent heavy-handed coalition government policy.

"There's no fucking future for anyone but the privileged anymore, education needs to be for everyone, we need jobs, houses, and all they want us to do is pay our taxes, shut the fuck up and gratefully eat X-Factor. It makes me sick to my gut. Banker bonuses and politicians claiming thousands for their fucking duck ponds while they sweep the homeless off the streets and hose down where they're sleeping, taking away benefits while two and a half million people are unemployed, leaving empty houses to rot and trying to outlaw squatting during a homeless crisis. There's a battle going on and we're part of it whether we like it or not. Cameron says, 'in this together', easy to say if you're sitting on £30,000,000! He has no idea what life is like for the people he condemns, for the people he makes it most difficult for. He's a fucking scumbag and I've had enough of it, I know I ain't the only one either. I look around and I see resistance on every level. Call us what you like, striking workers, protesting students, rioting kids, the 99%, we are who we are, a product of a broken Britain being torn apart and yes, we are fucking angry - is anybody gonna fight back?" - Jonny 'Itch' Fox

Due for release on February 12th on digital download, the single will also include a live accapella version of 'Five Bottles of Shampoo' taken from the band's recent triumphant performance at The Roundhouse, London - their biggest headline show to-date, as a b-side. Fans can also look forward to re-living the rest of that electric night in Camden as the whole gig looks set to become part of a forthcoming limited edition King Blues DVD.


in music history for december 9th:

In 1955, Elvis Presley did two shows in Swifton, Arkansas: in the Swifton High School gymnasium, then at the B&I Club. He introduced his new song "Heartbreak Hotel," claiming "It's gonna be my first hit."

In 1957, Danny & the Junior's "At the Hop" was picked up by ABC-Paramount Records based on the strength and reaction to the group's performance on American Bandstand.

In 1961, the Beatles played at the Palais Ballroom in Aldershot to a crowd of just 18 people. The date had not been advertised, owing to the local newspaper’s refusal to accept the promoter’s check. After the show The Beatles became rowdy, getting themselves ordered out of town by the local police.

In 1961, the Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" topped the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers Chart for the first of a four week run.

In 1962, the Four Seasons sang their current hit, "Big Girls Don't Cry" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

In 1962, Brian Epstein took George Martin to the Cavern Club in Liverpool to see the Beatles.

Also in 1962, the first Supremes album, "Meet the Supremes," was released. The LP contained their first US Top 40 hit, "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes".

On December 9, 1967, in New Haven, Connecticut, prior to a Doors concert at the New Haven Arena, a policeman found singer Jim Morrison making out with an 18 year-old girl in a backstage shower and, after an argument, the policeman sprayed mace in Morrison's face. Once on stage, Morrison told the audience what had transpired and he began taunting the police, who eventually dragged him off the stage and arrested him for breach of the peace and resisting arrest. The crowd rioted and left the venue in disarray. Many fans were taken into custody. Later, more than 100 protestors gathered at the police station to demonstrate, resulting in even more arrests.

In 1968, the Supremes' and the Temptations' "TCB (Takin' Care of Business") special aired on NBC-TV.

In 1970, Helen Reddy became Australia's first female artist to have a number one record on the US chart when "I Am Woman" reached the top of the Billboard hit parade. Surprisingly, the song didn't chart at all in the UK. Reddy would achieve two more US number one singles over the next couple of years with, "Delta Dawn" and "Angie Baby".

In 1972, the Moody Blues hit number one on the US album charts for the first time with "Seventh Sojourn". It will be their last album of new material for more than five years as the group's members split to record and to tour as solo artists.

In 1972, "Tommy" was performed at London's Rainbow Theatre. The recording of the event was released the next year.

In 1974 - George Harrison released his first album on his Dark Horse label, entitled "Dark Horse."

In 1978, Chic started a seven-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Le Freak,” a #7 hit in the U.K.

Also in 1978, "Soul Man," John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's version, was released under the name, "The Blues Brothers." Belushi and Ackroyd would reach #14 in the US, while the original had topped out at #2.

In 1980, Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that read: "There is no funeral for John. John loved and prayed for the human race. Please do the same for him. Love, Yoko and Sean." She also pleaded with chanting and singing mourners outside The Dakota to re-convene in Central Park the following Sunday for ten minutes of silent prayer. Over 225,000 did.

In 1981, Sonny Til, the lead singer of the '50's Doo Wop group, The Orioles, died of a heart attack. He was 56.

In 1984, the Jacksons played their last show together in Los Angeles, CA.

In 1988, according to a poll released in the US, the music of Neil Diamond was favored as the best background music during sex. Beethoven was the second choice and Luther Vandross was voted third. What, no Ozzie?

In 1989, Billy Joel started a two week run at #1 on the Billboard Pop chart with "We Didn't Start The Fire". The song, in which Joel sings about headlining events that have occurred during his lifetime, was a #7 hit in the UK.

In 1992, Bill Wyman left the Rolling Stones after over 30 years with the group.

In 1995, "Free as a Bird," debuted on a six-hour ABC documentary on the Beatles. Even though they had disbanded 25 years earlier, the Beatles had the number one album in the US when "Anthology" hit the top for the first of three weeks. It would go on to sell over 4 million copies and included rare Beatle recordings in the form of demos, alternate takes, live versions and previously unreleased material.

In 1996, singer (I Know What Boys Like, Christmas Wrappings) Patty Donahue, lead vocalist of the Waitresses, died of lung cancer at age 40.

In 2000, Peter Yarrow has his guitar lost by Delta Airlines on a flight from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Washington, D.C. He had used the Larrivee guitar on every Peter, Paul and Mary album and in every concert since 1973.

In 2002, Paul McCartney released his live album, "Back In The U.S." Against the wishes of Yoko Ono, John Lennon's widow, the nineteen Beatles songs included on the two-disc set were credited to "Paul McCartney and John Lennon" rather than the usual "Lennon-McCartney."

In 2002, Pat Boone returned to Billboard's Hot 100 after a 40 year absence. His new song, "Under God", was written in response to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco by an agnostic who claimed his daughter's constitutional rights were violated by having to say the words "under God" when her school recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The record briefly rose to number 25, ahead of songs by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jay-Z. Boone's last Top 40 hit was "Speedy Gonzalez", which made it to number 6 in 1962.

In 2003, a grand jury in Rhode Island indicts the two owners of the club where 100 people were killed during a Great White concert, along with the group's road manager.

In 2005, a man charged with stealing more than $300,000 worth of Elvis Presley's jewelry from the Elvis-A-Rama museum appeared in a Las Vegas court. 30 year old Eliab Aguilar was arrested on November 3rd after police said he approached a retired Elvis impersonator and offered to sell him several items including Presley's 1953 class ring from Humes High School worth $32,000, a 41 carat ruby and diamond ring worth $77,000 and a gold-plated Smith & Wesson .38 special.

In 2005, Mike Botts, drummer for the Soft Rock band Bread, passed away in Burbank, California, one day after his 61st birthday, having suffered from colon cancer.

In 2006, singer (Dance With Me Henry, Tweedle Dee, Kiss Of Fire) Georgia Gibbs died of complications from leukemia at the age of 87.

In 2006, Fred Marsden, the drummer for the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died of cancer at the age of 66. The group disbanded in 1967. Gerry Marsden reformed the Pacemakers in 1973 but without Fred, who had given up the music business to be a telephone operator and later established The Pacemaker Driving School.

In 2010, jazz saxophonist/flutist/composer James Moody died of pancreatic cancer at age 85.

birthdays today include (among others): Sammy Strain (Little Anthony & the Imperials, O'Jays) (70), Dan Hicks (Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks) (70), Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) (65), Joan Armatrading (61), Jack Sonni (Dire Straits) (57), Paul Landers (Rammstein) (47), Brian Bell (Weezer) (43), Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers) (42), Geoff Barrow (Portishead) (40) and Tré Cool (born Frank Wright III) (Green Day) (39)

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