Monday, February 7, 2011

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 02/05/2011

After several years of depressed prices, and weird and fetishistic one off acetates, private press records and countless Led Zeppelin road boxes making the list, bidders are returning to push up prices of the standard-bearers from Elvis, the Beatles, and moving 50's European classical box sets past the $10k mark. Sell your gold and swiss francs, and give away the horded canned goods and bags of rice; the dreaded mob of vegetarian child molesting Muslim communists will not be taking over. The world is returning to normal.

1. LP - Annlies Schmidt "Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Alone" Ducretet-Thomson 300 C 043/4/5 - $11,212.00

2. LP - Margarita Madrigal "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" Warhol Cover - $4,550.00

3. LP - The Beatles "Revolver" Parlophone UK Mono 1st Press - $3,112.23

4. 45 - Elvis Presley "Little Sister" Compact 33 Jukebox Press w/ Pic Sleeve - $3,050.00

5. LP - Linda Hoyle "Pieces Of Me" Vertigo - $2,264.32

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.

Vinyl Record News & Notes, Did You Know?

The Republic Tigers Announce Record Store Day EP

The Republic Tigers are set to release a 4-song EP, "No Land's Man," on Record Store Day, April 16, 2011. The effort is self-produced and was recorded in the band's hometown of Kansas City, MO. "No Land's Man" includes three new songs, plus "The Nerve (Nervous Dancing)," an uptempo reworking of the song "The Nerve" from "Keep Color."

"No Land's Man" will be available exclusively at independent record stores in celebration of Record Store Day. The digital configuration of the EP will be available the following Tuesday, April 19 at all online retailers. In addition to the EP, the band will release a colored vinyl 7" piece featuring "Merrymake It With Me," the first track on the EP, and "Whale Fight," an exclusive b-side.


Jimmy Eat World To Re-Release Bleed American For Record Store Day

Jimmy Eat World have announced they will be re-releasing their platinum selling album, 'Bleed American' on vinyl for Record Store Day 2011.

The deluxe 3xLP vinyl set will be released through ORGMusic.


not usually a big fan of digital releases, however, some might be interested that you can get a free download of some fantastic music. I'm heading over to listen to a band I recently heard of called Flight:

Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Dirty Beaches Release Free Compilation

ZOO MUSIC presents Flowers In The Dustbin, an exclusive release that features eight previously released ZOO MUSIC tracks from Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Dirty Beaches and many more. The record is available for a limited time free of charge. Amazon Link

ZOO MUSIC is best known for limited edition vinyl runs from some of independent music's most influential emerging artists. This is a rare opportunity for fans to get selections from their now-sold-out 7" pressings over the past year.

Additionally, ZOO MUSIC is gearing up for a busy start to 2011 with upcoming releases and re-issues from Dirty Beaches, Crocodiles and Pink Playground.

Track Listing:

1.Neon Jesus - Crocodiles
2.If You're Gold, I'm Gone - Woven Bones
3.Restless - Reading Rainbow
4.True Blue - Dirty Beaches
5.White Hate - Beaters
6.Turns To Blood - Flight
7.Sunny Skies - Pink Playground
8.Mercury Mary - Dum Dum Girls


Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner To Release New EP Next Month

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner is scheduled to release a new six-track EP comprising of original material that was recorded for Richard Ayoade‘s forthcoming film Submarine.

The EP is set for release through Domino on March 14th, and will be available in CD, 10″ vinyl and digital formats. Submarine, a Welsh-set comedy/drama starring Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine, is due for release in the UK on March 18th.

Submarine EP tracklisting:

‘Stuck On The Puzzle (Intro)’
‘Hiding Tonight’
‘Glass In The Park’
‘It’s Hard To Get Around The Wind’
‘Stuck On The Puzzle’
‘Piledriver Waltz’


Vinyl revived: Knoxville's music market reflects growing popularity of records


nice article about vinyl at the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Turntables still spinning in Pittsburgh


WIZARD To Release New Album In March

German true metal squad WIZARD will release its ninth studio album, "...Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes", on March 25 on CD and limited-edition vinyl via Massacre Records. The concept effort, based on the story written by the famous German fantasy writer André Wiesler, was recorded by Volker Leson at the Magic Hall Studio in Bocholt, and was mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER). The cover artwork for the album was designed by Steve Argyle


Accent Records Founder Scott Seely Passes Away At 99

Scott Seely the owner and founder of Accent Records Passed away January 20th at his home in Palm Desert. He was 99 years old. Seely worked the LA music scene since the 1930s. He started his label Accent Records in 1951. It was located on Hollywood Boulevard until the late '60s when he moved out to Palm Dessert. His records documented an entire segment of 1950s and 1960s era of the LA and Palm Springs Music. A genre of Country, Easy Listening and Pop music. His label released almost 600 45s and over 200 LPs and numerous CDs in his lifetime.


Classic rockers Yes will return to the U.S. this March and April for a series of shows.

The tour is being put on by House of Blues talent whose spokesman, Michael Yerke, said "We're tremendously excited to be working with Yes on this incredible tour through so many of our House of Blues and other theaters. House of Blues is all about bringing music, artists and fans together in great venues. These concerts will be memorable and absolutely deliver on that promise."

get the tour dates and more at more:


Vinyl records attracting new customers


Did You Know?

more stuff everybody should know...

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

In the film 'Star Trek : First Contact', when Picard shows Lilly she is orbiting Earth, Australia and Papa New Guinea are clearly visible .. but New Zealand is missing.   Who actually notices shit like this?

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.


In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light !

and in music today:

In 1957, Iraq bans the films Rock Around The Clock and Bus Stop, saying they are "dangerous to teenagers and youths."

In 1959, Buddy Holly was buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads "Holley", the correct spelling of his given surname and includes pictures of a guitar. Buddy's pallbearers were Joe Mauldin, Jerry Allison, Niki Sullivan, Bob Montgomery, Sonny Curtis and Phil Everly. 

In 1963, the Beatles "Please Please Me" was released in the U.S. It was their first single released in the states.

In 1970, Shocking Blue, a three man, one woman band from Holland, had the top single in America with "Venus". What few know is that they have many, many other great cuts, buy an old LP, I am sure you will agree...

In 1979 - Stephen Stills was the first rock artist to record on digital equipment.

1981 - A Jersey City sextet called Kool And The Gang, which featured Robert "Kool" Bell on lead vocals, had the top tune in America with "Celebration".

While battling cancer in 2000, Lonesome Dave Peverett, lead singer of Savoy Brown and Foghat died from double-pneumonia at the age of 56.