Monday, February 14, 2011

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 02/12/2011

Jack White could spit chewing gum in a wrapper and stick it on a paper sleeve to make a piece of vinyl shoot up to several thousand dollars. This week is the third time the "Hang You From The Heavens" test pressing has made the Top 5. One hundred and fifty were produced and each was hand painted by a member of the band. They were given way at the opening of Third Man Records in Nashville, and as that event occurred less than two years ago this is by far the most recently issued record to make the Top 5.

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $4,320.27

2. 45 - Dead Weather "Hang You From The Heavens" / "Are Friend Electric?" Test Pressing "Opening Night" $3,150.00

3. 45 - The Black Exotics "What Am I Waiting For" / "Theme Of Blackbyrds" United - $2,800.00

4. LP - Vashi Bunyan "Diamond Day" Philips - $2,280.14

5. LP - Pete Dello & Friends "Into Your Ears" Nepentha - $2,033.73

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

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2011 Grammy Award Winners

As someone interested in music, I watched a little bit of the Grammy Awards last night. OK, I'll be honest, I could only stomach a few minutes of it all. I watched Lady GaGa and her birth from the egg and thought to myself, 'if this is what is popular music these days, I feel sorry for our youth.' However, all was not lost as great musician after great musician were honored. Train, John Legend, Muse, Stanley Clarke and Neil Young all won awards.

But, Arcade Fire took home one of the the biggest awards of the night during the 2011 Grammy Awards. The Montreall-based group won the Album of the Year Award beating early favorites and more popular musicians like Eminem. The indie rock band composed of Win Butler, RĂ©gine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Sarah Neufield, Tim Kingsbury, Will Butler and Jeremy Gara were all in shock and thanked all their fans. Apparently, they played the end of the show (the commercials in the video give that away) , however, I missed it, should have been there to watch this performance

Winners at Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards:

Album of the Year: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire  Buy The Suburbs on Vinyl Here

Arcade Fire - Ready to Start

Record of the Year: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Pop Vocal Album: "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: "Hey Soul Sister," Train

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga

Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Just The Way You Are," Bruno Mars

Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young

Rock Album: "The Resistance," Muse

R&B Song: "Shine," John Legend & The Roots

R&B Album: "Wake up!" John Legend & The Roots

Rap Solo Performance: "Not Afraid," Eminem

Rap Song: "Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Rap Album: "Recovery," Eminem

Female Country Vocal Performance: "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert

Male Country Vocal Performance: "'Til Summer Comes Around," Keith Urban

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Country Album: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Latin Pop Album: "Paraiso Express," Alejandro Sanz

Contemporary Jazz Album: "The Stanley Clarke Band," The Stanley Clarke Band

Classical Album: "Verdi: Requiem," Riccardo Muti, conductor

Traditional Gospel Album: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin

Dance Recording: "Only Girl (In The World)," Rihanna

Electronic Dance Album: "La Roux," La Roux

Alternative Music Album: "Brothers," The Black Keys

Spoken Word Album: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)," Jon Stewart

-----------------------’s Top 50 Guitar Riffs of All Time – #10-1

There’s a bit of magic in that mystical combination of notes that makes up a good riff. And there’s no perfect formula for success. Sometimes it takes a pile of rapid-fire shots to do the trick. In other cases, it only takes three. recently called upon its editors, writers and – most importantly – readers, to weigh in on the greatest riffs in music history. After all the votes were tallied, we were left with the Top 50 Guitar Riffs of All Time.

Did "Smoke On The Water" make the list? Read more about the Top Ten at

Take a look at the Top 50 HERE


Buffalo Springfield Planning Reunion Tour

Bryan Wawzenek

David Crosby has revealed that Buffalo Springfield will embark on a reunion tour later this year. Crosby told Rolling Stone magazine that the ’60s folk-rockers, which include Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, will perform some dates in the Fall. It will be the band’s first tour since 1968.



Radiohead Set To Release New Album 'The King of Limbs' This Saturday

The album’s title refers to a 1,000-year-old oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, which was three miles away from where Radiohead recorded In Rainbows.

Newspaper Album - PRESALE

Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album, comprising:

•Two clear 10" vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve.
•A compact disc.
•Many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together.
•The Newspaper Album comes with a digital download that is compatible with all good digital media players.
•The Newspaper Album will be shipped on Monday 9th May 2011 you can, however, enjoy the download on Saturday 19th February 2011.
•Shipping is included in the prices shown.
•One lucky owner of the digital version of The King Of Limbs, purchased from this website, will receive a signed 2 track 12" vinyl.


Pains Of Being Pure At Heart to release new album in March

The Brooklyn quartet will release 'Belong', the follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut album, on March 28, 2011.  ‘Belong’ has been produced and mixed by U2 and Nine Inch Nails collaborators Flood and Alan Moulder.

The band have scheduled a European tour for March, with a UK show set for London’s King’s College Students' Union on March 3.


Occult Detective Club's Crimes Coming Tomorrow

Occult Detective Club's new album Crimes will be released tomorrow, February 15th, through Alive Records on CD, Digital and LTD. Edition Vinyl formats (The first vinyl pressing of 500 copies comes with free MP3 download).


Album Review: Corinne Bailey Rae – The Love EP


Did You Know?

more stuff everybody should know...

A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.

In 1391 - Toilet paper first produced in China (for the Emperor's use). Each sheet 2' by 3'

In 1857 - Joseph Gayetty sells first factory-made toilet paper These were loose, flat, sheets of paper

And in 1871 - Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated wrapping paper

Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.

Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.

Crickets hear through their knees. What?

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

Every photograph of an American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don't, you can't see it.

and in music history today:

In 1931 Ted Lewis' version of "Just A Gigolo" is the most popular tune in America. David Lee Roth would score a number 12 hit with the same song 54 years later in 1985.

In 1967, Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect."

In 1968, Manfred Mann were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song “The Mighty Quinn.”

In 1970, The Who recorded their album Live at Leeds during a show at Leeds University.

Also in 1970, the Jaggerz, a six piece group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, entered the Billboard chart with a song called "The Rapper". Although the tune would rise to #2 during an eleven week run, it would be the band's only chart appearance.

In 1974, "Americans," a spoken word record by Byron McGregor, hit number one on the Cash Box Best Sellers Chart. McGregor was a newsman at Windsor Ontario's CKLW radio and recorded an editorial that was written by Canadian journalist Gordon Sinclair. The record described how Americans donate food, medicine and millions of dollars to those in trouble around the world and are rewarded with protests and flag burnings in other nations.

The B-52's made their first public appearance in Athens, GA in 1977..

In 1977, singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine's Day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song “At Seventeen,” she had never received any.

Dire Straits started recording their first album in 1978.

In 1985, Whitney Houston's self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine's Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, "You Give Good Love" (#3), "Saving All My Love For You" (#1), "How Will I Know" (#1), and "Greatest Love Of All" (#1).

In 1999, Buddy Knox, who scored a #1 hit in 1957 with "Party Doll", died of cancer at the age of 65.

In 2009 - Bruce Springsteen's 16th studio album, Working on a Dream, went to number 1 in the U.S.

And in 2010, Dale Hawkins, a Rockabilly artist most often remembered for his 1957 hit "Susie-Q", lost his battle with colon cancer at the age of 73.