Monday, May 30, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

in new zealeand, news about vinyl is fantastic!

He's a fan for fair play, for the record

Merania Karauria

Dave Record was aptly renamed by a friend when he was 18 because of the thousands of vinyl records he owned.

Mr Record, from New Plymouth, was one of the traders in Wanganui yesterday at a record fair in the Rock'n' Roll Clubrooms.

He described the event as a fair for like-minded souls who did not attend church.

Mr Record said that, as a young person, he did not know what he wanted to be when he grew up.

He had started out as a punk rocker, his next phase was the Nik Kershaw new romantic, then Duran Duran, but that did not do it for him.

Next there was Twisted Sister, and then his epiphany - the Sex Pistols.

Vinyl had taken over and it was time to look for a career, so Mr Record did his apprenticeship as a carpenter.

But when you have 10,000 LPs and 10,000 45s, you use your skills to build record shelves - big steel frames to accommodate the collection that is carefully catalogued in alphabetical order in various genres.

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a wonderfully crafted article from the san diego union-tribune, well worth the read:

A librarian's many, many records

Brian Schottlaender's life of a million cuts

By Peter Rowe

Brian Schottlaender’s Lonely Arts Club Band: Six Tracks on A Fading Theme

1. Yesterday

At 58, Brian Schottlaender is the very model of a modern major league librarian. He has an impressive title, “Audrey Geisel University Librarian,” and a massive task, overseeing all libraries on the UCSD campus. Last year, he won the American Library Association’s most prestigious prize, the Melvil Dewey Medal.

But he suffers from an incurable fever, one that compels him to chase albums by obscure industrial rock bands like Current 93 (“Christ and the Pale Queens Mighty in Sorrow”). This is an illness, one that may have begun with his childhood exposure to one of the most popular groups in history.

“My mother is British,” he explained, “so the Beatles were a big deal in our family.”

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in music history for the day:

In 1956, Time Magazine prints an article entitled Teener's Hero, which tries to explain Elvis Presley's mystique. After a drawn-out description of his singing style, the writer says of Presley's appeal: "his movements suggest, in a word, sex."

In 1962, Benny Goodman (on his birthday, no less!) led the first American jazz band to play in the Soviet Union.

In 1964, "Love Me Do" became the Beatles fourth US number one hit. The version released in America is one that had Andy White playing drums while Ringo played the tambourine. The British single was a take on which Ringo played the drums.

In San Francisco, CA in 1966, Jefferson Airplane performed at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization.

The Beatles began recording the "White Album" in 1968. The first track they lay down is "Revolution".

In 1972, John Ryanes of The Monotones passed away. The group had one big hit, "Book Of Love", which reached number 5 in the US in 1958.

Led Zeppelin began recording "In Through the Out Door" in 1978.

In 1980, Carl Radle, bass guitarist for Derek and The Dominos, died of kidney failure partially caused by his drug abuse in the seventies. After The Dominos split, he continued to work with other artists such as George Harrison, Joe Cocker and J.J. Cale. He was just 37 years old.

In 1990, Midnight Oil closed down 6th Avenue in New York City as they played a protest concert in front of Exxon's offices. The protest was in reaction to the Exxon Valdez disaster.

Neil Young had to cancel his European tour in 1997 because he had cut his finger while slicing a ham sandwich. oops....

In 1999, in New Jersey, Lenny Kravitz walked off stage after 40 minutes and collapsed from heat exhaustion. He had been performing in a fur coat. ummm, no need to comment....

Also in 1999, Tim McGraw made an unannounced appearance to open a concert for his wife, Faith Hill. awwww.....

In 2003, British record producer Mickie Most, who is credited with producing more number one hits world-wide than any other producer, died of a rare form of cancer. He was 64. During a long career he recorded with the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan, Lulu, The Yardbirds, The Nashville Teens, Hot Chocolate, Kim Wilde and many others.

birthday wishes to Nicky "Topper" Headon of The Clash (1955), Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine (1964) and Patrick Dahlheimer from Live (1971), to name a few....


Slavaki presents his new limited vinyl on Elusive Records including a smashing remix of Yapacc!

Elusive Records is back with two slices of dubby electronic pleasure served by label’s head Slavaki, supported by deep atmospheric musical mindtrip on the flip side delivered by the master of funk and atmosphere himself, Mr. Yapacc.

PRLog (Press Release) – May 30, 2011 – With this record, we continue to bring joy to all of you, true lovers of subtle groove and electronic music with soul. First limited number of copies comes on beautifully designed clear marbled 12”.

Already enjoying great support from friends and well known artists around the world, such as Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Silicone Soul, Slam, Paco Osuna, Nooncat, Tom Dazing, Andrew Grant, Martin Eyerer, Randall Jones, Brothers' Vibe, Franco Bianco, Reynold, Alland Byallo and many others!

This record is simply set to become a timeless classic. From now on, you can finally get your copy at, and all your favourite vinyl and digital stores!

Here more information:

A1 – Slavaki – Skunkie’s Back (Original Mix) – 07:29
A2 – Slavaki – Release Yourself (Original -1369009163 Mix) – 07:33
B1 – Slavaki – Skunkie’s Back (Yapacc Remix) – 09:54

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Elusive Records from London is a true underground music orientated label and spreads sounds of pure positive vibes.