Monday, April 4, 2011

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - April 5, 2011

13th Floor Elevator - Albums Collection (4 CDs)
13th Floor Elevator - Bull of the Woods (2 CDs)
Acid Mothers Temple - Pink Lady Lemonade: You're From Inner Space
Adam Lambert - Sleepwalker
a-ha - Summer Moved On (single)
Albert King - Definitive
Alela Diane - Alela Diane and Wild Divine
Ambrose Akinmusire - When The Heart Emerges Glistening
Amores Vigilantes - You Can't Live Forever in Paradise on Earth (Without Me)
Asking Alexandria - Reckless & Relentless
B.B. King - Icon (2 CDs)
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Bill Evans - Definitive Bill Evans on Riverside & Fantasy
Billy Preston - I Wrote a Simple Song / Music Is My Life (2 CDs)
Blood Freak - Mindscraper
Blueprint - Adventures in Counter-Culture (vinyl)
Brian Robertson - Diamonds And Dirt
Burzum - Fallen
Cat Stevens - Icon
Code Pie - Love Meets Rage
Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade (reissue)(vinyl)
Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years (vinyl)
Crack the Sky - Cut
Crack the Sky - Ghost
Craig Campbell - Craig Campbell
Cute Lepers - Adventure Time
Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
Dan Milner - Civil War Navy Songs
Daniel Romano - Sleep Beneath The Willow
Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (reissue) (vinyl)
Dennis Edwards - Dont Look Any Further Import
Destroyer - Ideas For Songs
Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style (vinyl)
Elvis Presley - Walk a Mile in My Shoes-the Essential (5 CDs)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Original Album Classics (3 CDs)
Eric Clapton - Icon (2 CDs)
Etta James - The Essential Modern Records Collection
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Mysterious Power
FM Static - My Brain Says Stop But My Head Says Go
Fleshtones - Roman Gods / Up-Front Plus
Four Seasons - Working My Way Back to You (2 CDs)
Freelance Whales and Foals - Split (vinyl)
Gene Vincent - I'm Back & I'm Proud
George Jones - Radio Lover 1980-1989: A Critical Anthology
George Michael - The Lowdown (2 CDs)
Gerry Rafferty - City To City / Night Owl
Glasvegas - Euphoric / Heartbreak
Grateful Dead - Flashback With the Grateful Dead
Gretchen Parlato - The Lost and Found
Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade (vinyl)
Hank Williams, Sr. - Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings...Plus! (16-CD box set)
Henry Mancini - The Complete Peter Gunn (2 CDs)
Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy
Hot Tuna - Steady As She Goes
I'm from Barcelona - Forever Today
INXS - Original Sin
Iggy Pop - Original Album Classics (3 CDs)
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power Live: In The Hands Of The Fans (vinyl)
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep: Mounain High
Japan - Original Album Classics (3 CDs)
Jefferson Airplane - Flight Log 1966-1976 (2 CDs)
Jefferson Airplane - Original Album Classics (3 CDs)
Jim Jones - Capo
Jimmy Cliff - Original Album Classics (3 CDs)
Joe Cocker - Icon
John Brodeur - Tiger Pop Ten
John Zorn - Zorn: Nova Express
Judds - I Will Stand By You: Essential Collection
Justice - Civilization
Justin Bieber - X-posed
Kampfar - Mare (Napalm)
Kina Grannis - Stairwells
Kingdom Come - Rendered Waters
Leon Russell -The Best of Leon Russell
Lisa Lampanelli - Tough Love
Local H - Local H: The Island Years
Louise Cordet - Sweet Beat of Louise Cordet: Complete UK Decca Records
Madam Adam - Madam Adam
Mandisa - What If We Were Real
Mansions - Dig Up The Dead
Maritime - Human Hearts (vinyl)
Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray - Soul of the South
Marshall Tucker Band - Greatest Hits Expanded
Material Issue - International Pop Overthrow: 20th Anniversary Edition (remastered with bonus tracks)
Matthew Dear - Slowdance (EP)
McFly - Above the Noise
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
Miles Davis - Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige
Mint Condition - 7
Motorhead - No Sleep Til Hammersmith (vinyl)
Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride
Movits! - Out of My Head
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More - Limited Edition (with bonus track, live CD & DVD)
Murder Junkies - Road Killer (vinyl)
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Hey Baby! The Nino Tempo & April Stevens Anthology
No Man’s Slave / Mass Sterilization - Split 7″
Originals - California Sunset
Outsiders - CQ (vinyl)
Pat Benatar - Classic Albums (2 CDs)
Paul Young - Chronicles
Peter & Gordon - Lady Godiva / Knight in Rusty Armour / In London for Tea
Pharoahe Monch - We Are Renegades (vinyl)
Phil Everly - Phil Everly
Quincy Jones - Icon
Randy Edelman - Pacific Flow to Abbey Road
Raveonettes - Raven In The Grave
Ray Charles - Live in Concert (reissue)
Ray Davies - See My Friends
Ray Thomas - From Mighty Oaks
Ray Thomas - Hopes Wishes & Dreams
Residents - Meet the Residents
Robben Ford - Blue Line in San Francisco
Robbie Robertson - How To Become Clairvoyant
Roger Waters - Roger Waters the Album Collection (7 CDs)
Ronnie Milsap - 20-20 Vision / Night Things
Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection
Rush - Moving Pictures: Deluxe Edition CD/DVD Audio
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Mr. Bojangles
Scattered Trees - Sympathy
Sergio Mendes - Celebration: A Musical Journey (2 CDs)
Shannon and the Clams - Sleep Talk
Sharks - The Joys of Living 2008-2010 (vinyl)
Silver Shampoo - Higher & Higher (vinyl)
Smithereens - 2011
Spirit - Potato Land
Spirit Tales - From the West Side (2 CDs)
Surfer Blood - I’m Not Ready (EP)
Tangerine Dream - Ride on the Ray: Blue Years Anthology 1980-1987 (2 CDs)
Tangerine Dream - Sunrise in the 3rd System: Pink Years 1970-1973 (2 CDs)
The Disappearing Act - The Disappearing Act
The Kills - Blood Pressures (vinyl)
The Raveonettes - Raven In The Grave
The Residents - Meet The Residents (reissue)(vinyl)
The Submarines - Love Notes/Letter Bombs
The Who - Icon (2 CDs)
Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
Tubes - The Completion Backward Principle
Ultravox - Moments From Eden
Uriah Heep - Official Bootleg 3: Live in Kawasaki Japan 2010
Vains of Jenna - Reverse Tripped (vinyl)
Various Artists - Bristol Sessions 1927-1928 (5 CDs)
Various Artists - The Big Beat: The Dave Bartholomew Songbook
Various Artists - The Decline of Western Civilization Part II
Various Artists - The London American Label Year By Year: 1963
Various Artists - Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas
Various Artists - Late Night Tales - Midlake
Various Artists - Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired By Warriors
Various Artists - Northern Soul's Guilty Secrets
Various Artists - Piano Tribute to R.E.M.
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents Rumba Mambo Cha Cha Cha
Various Artists - Rio: Music From the Motion Picture
Various Artists - Songs for Japan
Various Artists - Tron (soundtrack)
Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers (vinyl)
Vintersorg - Jordpuls
Wolf Ram Heart - Betrayal of Hearts
Xylos - Xylos

New Jazz Releases

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Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/02/2011

A box set of every Led Zeppelin record on 180gm vinyl makes the top of the list. An acetate from 1951, recorded by the strange poet/jazz musician known as Moondog, gets the #2 spot. Another Madrigal learn Spanish LP makes the list. And Seattle band Fleet Foxes sells a test pressing of their yet to be released new album to help Japan's earthquake relief efforts. This record is by far the most recently recorded (if unreleased) piece of vinyl to make the Top 5.

1. LP - Led Zeppelin "Final Option" Box Set - $5,600.00

2. EP - Moondog "Music and Moondog" Acetate - $4,570.20

3. LP - Margarita Madrigal "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" Warhol Cover - $4,500.00

4. 45 - The Factory "Try A Little Sunshine" / "Red Chalk Hill" CBS - $3,927.60

5. LP - Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" Test Pressing - $3,350.00

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

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

found this very interesting. while i don't personally sell records on eBay at this time, i know many who do and the complaints are numerous. not to say there haven't been good times, but lately, from what i have heard and read, ebay is really making vinyl record sellers choose different avenues (,, and many others or even build their own websites) in which to do business. read on:

eBay Seller Caught in Over-reaching Enforcement of Dupes Policy

By: Ina Steiner

Ebay's number one product? Frustration.

Last year eBay announced that they were going to create an algorithm (computers - no human interaction) that was going to scan all of the listings to assure that people would not be able to gain the system by listing the same product with the same photo in duplicate listings thereby gaining more exposure and cluttering the pages of eBay. Ebay continues to be the leader in irrational reactions and untried policy and procedures.

I am a large seller of vinyl records and it attracts some of the pickiest customers in any business.

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great review at about this classic cut and the story that goes with it....the song was certainly a part of my childhood music, still love the cut, especially the way kay does it:

Steppenwolf Steps Away from the "Wild" Side in 1968's Powerful "The Pusher"


Read the name "Steppenwolf," and one image immediately comes to mind: Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda on motorcycles, cruising to the tune "Born to Be Wild." The emerging rock group gained nationwide fame through the 1969 counterculture classic, Easy Rider, where their hard-driving music perfectly accompanied the film's story of rebellion. In addition, Steppenwolf is commonly credited with inventing the term "heavy metal" through the "Born to Be Wild" lyrics "I like smoke and lightning/Heavy metal thunder." Their other major hit, "Magic Carpet Ride," seamlessly blended harder rock and psychedelia, with lead singer John Kay's gravelly voice adding a dangerous edge to the tune. But another song of their successful 1968 debut album particularly encapsulates their edginess and willingness to take risks: "The Pusher."

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if you are a fan of the smithereens (i am), there is a well written article/interview at

The Smithereens return with '2011'

By Tris McCall/The Star-Ledger

For 12 years, fans of the Smithereens have waited for an album of new material.

They knew frontman Pat DiNizio was a prolific songwriter. They picked up the entertaining covers albums made by the band: one devoted to Beatles songs, a Christmas album, a full-length treatment of “Tommy” by the Who. They caught the group in action at a Garden State bar or at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York. The legendary Jersey rock quartet had never broken up; they hadn’t even taken a break. They sounded as tough and tuneful, and as full of ideas, as they had in the mid-’80s. A follow-up to “God Save the Smithereens,” released in 1999, had to be arriving soon. Right?

“There was simply no demand from record companies for a new Smithereens album,” says DiNizio......

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found this post interesting, lots of pr from all the stunts (and of course, the beatles are on the list, however, they do not mention some of the silly quotes by john lennon - who liked to stir up the media every now and then) 

Top 10 Band Stunts, Schemes, and Gimmicks of All Time

By Gwendolyn Elliott

With Radiohead giving away copies of their newspaper, The Universal Sigh, in conjunction with their new album The King of Limbs, it seems like an appropriate time to look back on some of the more gimmicky notions bands have had over the years. Publicity stunts, shameless acts of self-promotion, honest attempts to engage their fans: Here are the 10 most memorable stunts our favorite bands made history with.



this from our friends at

Top 10 Records – April 4, 2011

For the Week of March 28 to April 4, 2011:

1.) Dance Gavin Dance – People We Knew 7″
2.) Deftones – Around The Fur LP
3.) Devil Wears Prada – Plagues LP
4.) Fake Problems – Songs For Teenagers 7″
5.) Transit – Something Left Behind
6.) Portugal The Man – Waiter: You Vultures! LP
7.) Fireworks – Gospel
8.) Living With Lions – Honesty, Honestly 7″
9.) Portugal The Man – Church Mouth LP
10.) The Menzingers – Chamberlain Waits LP


actually saw them on this tour, both put on an amazing show!

Mr. Soul: Social Distortion’s Mike Ness Talks Neil Young

Michael Wright

In a recent interview with, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recalled the group’s early ’90s tours with rock legend Neil Young. Social D first opened for Young in 1991, after the release of their classic self-titled album. The group hit the road again with the guitar great in 1993 in support of their Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell CD.

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and in music history for april 4th:

Elvis Presley recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight" in 1960.

Also in 1960, RCA Victor Records announced that it will release all Pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously, the first record company to do so. Elvis Presley's single, "Stuck on You" was RCA's first mono / stereo release.

In 1964, The Beatles held the top five places on the Billboard U.S. singles chart: #1 “Can’t Buy Me Love,” #2 “Love Me Do,” #3 “Roll Over Beethoven,” #4 “I Want to Hold You Hand” and #5 “Please Please Me.” The group also had another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to 14 singles on the Hot 100.

In 1968, Bobby Goldsboro received a Gold record for the single, "Honey", which had spent 13 weeks on the Billboard chart, including five weeks at number one. It remains heavily played on the radio to this day and has been covered many times, although Todd Leopold of CNN named it the "Worst Song of All Time" in April 2006.

After hearing the news of Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Al Kooper and Ted Nugent congregated for an all night blues, folk and rock session at The New Generation Club in New York.

In 1983, Danny Rapp of Danny and The Juniors, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His band achieved two classic 1950's hits, "At the Hop" (#1) and "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" (#19). He was 41 years old.

In 1996, Jerry Garcia's widow, Deborah, and Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir scatter part of Jerry's ashes in the Ganges River in India.

In 2008, Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker won his court battle over royalty rights to the band's most famous hit, 1967's "A Whiter Shade of Pale". In 2006, London's High Court awarded former keyboard player Matthew Fisher 40 percent of the copyright of the track, which has sold an estimated 10 million copies worldwide, after he successfully argued that he wrote the organ music to the song. Brooker appealed and judge John Mummery said that while Fisher should be credited with co-authorship, the fact that it took him 38 years to take the case to court meant he should not benefit financially.

born today, Dave Hill of Slade (1952) Frank Black of thePixies (1965) and the immortal Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) was born in 1913. (died April 30, 1983)