Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Vinyl Reissue

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have released a vinyl edition of their 2010 self-titled album. The limited edition release will included an exclusive 7” single containing the band’s take on the Jefferson Airplane classic “White Rabbit” as well as a band favorite from the most recent album sessions “Fooling Myself.” In addition to the 7” single, the gatefold package contains a digital download to the entire album.


R.E.M. Begin Work on New Album (Already)

Peter Hodgson

R.E.M. only released Collapse into Now in March, but the band are already in the studio working on the album’s follow-up, and vocalist Michael Stipe is posting updates on the sessions via iPhone.

Images from the sessions can be seen on the website of Stipe’s friend Jane Pratt, a radio host and founder of Sassy magazine. The pics can be found in the “Jane’s Phone” section of her website.

Read more at Gibson.com


The Raincoats Reissue 'Odyshape' On Vinyl

We ThRee has just scheduled a reissue of 'Odyshape,' The Raincoats' 1981 sophomore album.

The reissue comes on 180-gram vinyl and was remastered from original masters. Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon wrote the liner notes for the reissue, which will be available on September 13.


The Devil Wears Prada Reveal 'Dead Throne' Cover Art

The Devil Wears Prada have recently released the cover art for their upcoming fourth studio album, 'Dead Throne.' The album is scheduled for release on September 13th via Ferret Records.

'Dead Throne' will be The Devil Wears Prada first full-length studio album to be released since 2009's 'With Roots Above and Branches Below.' Between full-length's the band did hold over fans by releasing 'Zombie' EP on August 24, 2010. That EP debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Independent Albums chart, which is their highest Billboard ranking to date


Bush to Release First New Album in 10 Years

Bush have recently announced the details of their first album in 10 years. The band will release the LP 'The Sea Of Memories' on their own label Zuma Rock Records on September 13.

Tracks slated to appear on the album, their first since 2001's 'Golden State', include "The Sound Of Winter," "The Heart Of The Matter" and "All Night Doctors."

The band have also lined up comeback gigs for later in the summer, at New York's Bowery Ballroom (July 28) and Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles (August 20).


Dexys Midnight Runners Working On New Album

Dexys Midnight Runners have revealed that they are working on their first new album since 1985. It’s been over 25 years since the release of their last studio LP 'Don’t Stand Me Down', but the band – who are now known simply as Dexys – confirmed on Twitter.com/dexysofficial that they had been rehearsing in the studio and hoped to release the new album in 2012.


Patti Smith Set To Release 'Greatest Hits' LP 'Outside Society'

Patti Smith is scheduled to release a new 'Greatest Hits' compilation called 'Outside Society' on September 12.

The 18-song LP will span Smith's entire body of work, from her 1975 debut all the way to her cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in 2007. The special package will also feature brief recollections of each song written by Smith herself.

The tracklist:

'Free Money'
'Ain’t It Strange'
'Pissing In A River'
'Because The Night'
'Rock 'N' Roll Nigger'
'Dancing Barefoot'
'So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star'
'People Have the Power'
'Up There Down There'
'Beneath The Southern Cross'
'Summer Cannibals'
'Glitter In Their Eyes'
'Lo And Beholden'
'Smells Like Teen Spirit'


thanks to our friends at vinylcollective.com  for this great info:

Top 10 Albums – July 11, 2011

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of July 5 – July 11, 2011:

1. Sundowner – Four One Five Two LP
2. Dead To Me / The Flatliners – Under the Influence Volume 16 7″
3. The Menzingers – A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology LP
4. Cheap Girls / Noise By Numbers – Under the Influence Volume 15 7″
5. Ruiner / Attica Attica Under the Influence Volume 14 7″
6. Nothington – More Than Obvious 7″
7. The Wonder Years – Suburbia I’ve Give You All And Now I’m Nothing LP
8. Mariachi El Bronx – II
9. Mock Orange – Disguised As Ghosts LP (Exclusive)
10. Against Me! – Russian Spies 7″


this was one of my favorite bands as a kid, they did have some great pop music back in the day, he will be missed

Rob Grill of the Grass Roots Passes Away at 67

Rob Grill, the bass player and lead singer on most of the hits of the Grass Roots, passed away on Monday morning at the age of 67. Grill fell about four weeks ago and has been battling a subdural hematoma.

Read more at our friends at vintagevinylnews.com


2012 London Olympics Speculation Includes Performances by Paul and Ringo

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics are always showcases for the country where the games are being held and London is looking to continue that tradition. Enter Paul McCartney who drops a few hints to add to rumors Paul and his former bandmate Ringo Starr might get involved.

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Yoko Ono Threatens To Sue Pub

Yoko Ono has allegedly threatened to sue the owner of a Scottish bar which is dedicated to her late husband John Lennon.

The singer’s lawyers have sent a legal letter to Mike Craig from Dundee, Scotland, that accuses him of copyright infringement.

However, Craig claims to have spent thousands of pounds on Beatles memorabilia for his pub, which is called 'Lennon’s Bar.' But, the letter from Ono’s lawyers is demanding that he removes all the memorabilia and changes the venue’s name within 14 days.

He said: "It’s ridiculous. The pub’s been called Lennon’s for about five years, but the signs will be removed this week."


and in music history for the day:

In 1954, 19-year-old Elvis Presley quit his day job as a truck driver for the Crown Electric Company and signed a recording contract with Sun Records. He also inked a one year, personal management deal with Scotty Moore, who would receive 10% of all earnings from Presley's live appearances.

In 1957, Alan Freed's show The Big Beat debuts on ABC-TV with guests The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox and Connie Francis. The show was later canceled after an episode in which Frankie Lymon was seen dancing with a white girl, which reportedly offended the management of ABC's local affiliates in the southern states.

In 1962, the Rolling Stones played their first concert at the Marquee club in London. Their line-up consisted of lead vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones, Dick Taylor on bass, pianist Ian Stewart and Mick Avory, later of the Kinks, on drums. Avory and Taylor would be replaced by Tony Chapman on drums and Bill Wyman on bass. Chapman didn't work out and drummer Charlie Watts completed the Stones' line-up in January 1963.

In 1964, the Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs, whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles' world tour. On the way to the gig, George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar. Pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.

In 1965, the Beach Boys record "Sloop John B", a 1927 Folk song that featured rhythm guitarist Al Jardine on lead vocal. The record would climb to number three in May, 1966.

In 1968, the Beatles were in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). "Don't Pass Me By" is brought to near-completion. Overdubs include bass, piano, and violin (played by Jack Fallon). Fallon was also an agent, and he had booked the Beatles for a performance in Stroud on March 31, 1962. A second recording, begun at midnight, sees John Lennon overdub another lead guitar part onto "Revolution" (the faster version released on the flip side of the "Hey Jude" single). Paul McCartney adds another bass part to the song.

In 1969, after being released just three weeks earlier, the futuristic ballad "In The Year 2525" was Billboard's number one song. After getting a lot of requests to sing the song that they included in their live act, Denny Zager and Rick Evans had invested just $500 to press 1000 copies of the tune. After a Texas radio station added it their play list, RCA signed the duo, but the record would prove to be their only US chart entry. It did however stay at #1 in the US for 6 weeks, which was longer than any other song that year and earned it the distinction of #1 record of the year 1969

Blind Faith made their live U.S. debut at Madison Square Garden in 1969.

Janis Joplin played her first show with the Full Tilt Boogie Band in Louisville, KY in 1970.

In 1971, the New Seekers re-record a song they did as a commercial for Coca-Cola last year, re-naming it from "I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke" to "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing". The effort would reach #7 on the Billboard chart.

In 1975, K.C. and The Sunshine Band make their US Pop chart debut with "Get Down Tonight". It's the first of four singles by the group to make it to Billboard's number one spot.

In 1979, American singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton died of cancer. She was 31. The Stevie Wonder-produced song “Loving You” gave Minnie a #1 hit in the States in 1975. Previously, she had worked at Chess records, singing backup for various artists including Etta James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.

Also in 1979, Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition in between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

In 1983, former Traffic member Chris Wood died of liver failure after a lengthy illness. Wood also played with Jimi Hendrix in

In 1988, Michael Jackson went to the U.K. for his first ever live shows in Britain. Over eight nights, he performed for 794,000 people.

In 2000, A statue erected in the memory of John Lennon is unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square. The sculpture features a revolver with a knotted barrel created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward.

birthdays today (among others) include: Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) (68), Walter Egan (63), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) (49) and John Wetton (King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Asia) (62)