Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Banquets Release 'Top Button Bottom Shelf'

The debut album from Jersey City's Banquets is now available for Pre-Order. 'Top Button, Bottom Shelf,' the album is slated for release on August 23rd from Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Static Radio, NJ).

The vinyl is limited to 500 on three different colors (100 Pink w/ Black Swirl, 150 Blue w/ Silver Swirl, 250 Yellow w/ Blue Swirl). A limited edition CD version will also be available from Black Numbers. German-based label Coffeebreath And Heartache will be issuing a limited edition pressing of 200 records on mixed colored vinyl with handscreened covers as well.


Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffett 180 Gram Vinyl Record Releases

180 Gram Records, announces the release of Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffet on 180 gram vinyl, available for a limited time through Kickstarter.com. This music project with Kickstarter involves all 7-LPs from Johnny Cash's early work for Sun Records, and two of Jimmy Buffett's earliest albums from Barnaby Records. These albums will be created from the original audio files using all original artwork for the albums, sleeves and jackets. They will be mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio with the manufacturing support of Chad Kassem at Quality Record Pressings.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 ~ 180 Gram Records announces the release of Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffet on 180-gram vinyl, available for a limited time through Kickstarter.com. This music project with Kickstarter involves all 7-LPs from Johnny Cash's early work for Sun Records, and two of Jimmy Buffett's earliest albums from Barnaby Records.

Each collection will be created in the best audiophile format available today: 180-gram virgin vinyl. 180-gram vinyl is a premium format chosen by audiophiles for its warm, rich tones, increased durability after many playbacks, and exceptional audio reproduction. In addition, 180 Gram Records will be using all original artwork and masters for the production of both artists' works.

180 Gram Records’ Mark Carter says, “Our goal is simple: to honor and commemorate the artistry of the amazing performers and musicians who have contributed to our rich heritage of popular music, by re-releasing their albums in the best audio format available.” This will be the first re-release of either group of works, in vinyl, since their initial pressings. Kevin Gray of Cohearant Audio will master each collection, with the manufacturing support of Chad Kassem at Acoustic Sounds/Quality Record Pressings.

Supporters of this project will be helping to restore the music and art of these never-re-released LPs, support the continuing growth and restoration of vinyl records, and promote great music to all generations of listeners. Pledges can be as little or as much as they choose and each supporter will receive any or all of these albums, depending on the amount of donation.

Multiple pledge packages are available, each with a thank you gift to the donator. Choose from bronze, silver, gold, platinum or double platinum packages or make a donation of your own chosen amount. There is a deadline for this project so time is essential.

180 Gram Records is a premier producer and distributor of collectible vinyl records from best selling music artists and other limited-run collectible merchandise. They offer select and expertly crafted items to satisfy the demands of collectors, music enthusiasts, and fans alike. For additional information about either collection or about 180 Gram Records, please visit their web site at www.180gramrecords.com .


this from our friends at vinylcollective.com

Top 10 Albums – August 1, 2011

Here are the top 10 albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of July 26 to August 1, 2011:

1. Mariachi El Bronx – II (Tricolor LP)
2. Ready Set/That’s Outrageous! – Young Forever Split 7″
3. Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground LP (w/ Free Coozie & Coasters)
4. Sundowner – Four One Five Two LP
5. The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
6. Dwarves – Fake Id 10″
7. Thrice – Major/Minor
8. NOFX – “Untitled” 10″ (Hardcore Covers)
9. Portugal The Man – Church Mouth LP
10. Mock Orange – Disguised As Ghosts LP (Exclusive)


cool cover art!

BIOHAZARD: New Album Title, Artwork Unveiled

Seminal New York City hardcore/metal band BIOHAZARD has set "Reborn In Defiance" as the title of its tenth studio album, due in Europe on September 26 (three days earlier in Germany) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band's first new studio CD in six years and the first with the original lineup — Evan Seinfeld (vocals, bass), Billy Graziadei (guitar, vocals), Danny Schuler (drums) and Bobby Hambel (guitar) — since 1994's "State of The World Address" was produced by Toby Wright, who has previously worked with KORN, SLAYER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KISS, FEAR FACTORY, IN FLAMES, STONE SOUR and OZZY OSBOURNE, among others.

Read more at Blabbermouth  



1. Adele :21
2. Kidz Bop Kids :Kidz Bop 20
3. 3 Doors Down :Time Of My Life
4. Beyonce :4
5. DJ Khaled :We The Best Forever
6. Blake Shelton :Red River Blue
7. 311 :Universal Pulse
8. Jason Aldean :My Kinda Party
9. Amy Winehouse :Back To Black
10. Selena Gomez & The Scene :When The Sun Goes Down

1. LMFAO :Party Rock Anthem
2. Katy Perry :Last Friday Night
3. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
4. Nicki Minaj :Super Bass
5. Adele :Rolling In The Deep
6. Lil Wayne :How To Love
7. Hot Chelle Rae :Tonight Tonight
8. Lady Gaga :The Edge Of Glory
9. One Republic :Good Life
10. Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars :Lighters


1. Amy Winehouse :Back To Black
2. Adele :21
3. Beyonce :4
4. Adele :19
5. Amy Winehouse :Frank
6. Caro Emerald :Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor
7. Lady Gaga :Born This Way
8. Bruno Mars :Doo Wops and Hooligans
9. Chase & Status :No More Idols
10. Amy Winehouse :Frank/Back To Black

1. JLS :She Makes Me Wanna
2. The Wanted :Glad You Came
3. DJ Fresh :Louder
4. Ed Sheeran :The A Team
5. Beyonce :Best Thing I Never Had
6. Loick Essien :How We Roll
7. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer :Give Me Everything
8. Amy Winehouse :Back To Black
9. Katy Perry :Last Friday Night
10. Nicki Minaj :Super Bass


Vinyl Record Talk Is Going Live On Radio Dentata Tuesday 8pm PT / 5pm ET

Vinyl Record Talk will be starting live today on Radio Dentata at our usual time of 8pm PT / 5pm ET.

After 40 plus shows and some major computer repair, Norm and Jane are confident they can broadcast live without causing any fires. Each week VRT brings you rare and hard-to-find 45RPM finds, various pop culture lessons in Psych and Soul, occasional interviews, the Top 5 Auction Report, and music and vinyl news.

Check out the show at Vinyl Record Talk


and in music history for today:

In 1958, Johnny Cash left his first record label, Sun, to sign a major-label contract with Columbia, where he would remain for the next 26 years.

In 1962, Robert Allen Zimmerman legally changed his name to Robert Dylan.

Also in 1962, Aretha Franklin made her TV debut on American Bandstand.

In 1964, The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a ‘new and unknown London group’, was The Kinks.

In 1972, Brian Cole, an original member of The Association, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28. He played bass on the hits "Windy", "Cherish" and "Never My Love".

In 1975, The Eagles went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “One of These Nights,” the group's second U.S. #1 single

In 1976, Peter "Puddy" Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd died of a heroin overdose. Watts supplied the crazed laughter on the groups ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ album.

In 1983, James Jamerson died of complications stemming from cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure and pneumonia in Los Angeles, he was 47 years old. As one of The Funk Brothers he was the uncredited bassist on most of Motown Records' hits in the 1960s and early 1970s including songs by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and The Supremes. He eventually performed on nearly 30 No.1 pop hits.

In 1986, Peter Cetera started a two-week run at #1 on the US charts with the theme from the film 'Karate Kid II', 'The Glory Of Love',

In 1987, David Martin, bass player with Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs died of a heart attack at the age of 50. Martin co-wrote the group's #1 hit "Wooly Bully". After leaving the group in 1966 over management conflicts, he returned to Dallas and opened a television and video repair store.

In 1991, singer Rick James, who scored a 1981 hit with "Super Freak", pleads innocent to charges he imprisoned, tortured and sexually assaulted his 21-year-old girlfriend, Tanya Hijazi in his California home. He would be arrested again in 1992 for similar charges and in 1994 was sentenced to five years and four months for cocaine use and assaulting two women. After serving two years, he was released from prison and continued his career.

In 2000, Jerome Smith from KC and the Sunshine Band died after being crushed by a bulldozer he was operating. Had the 1975 US No.1 single 'Get Down Tonight' and the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up.'

In 2000, Liverpool music store Rushworth and Dreaper closed down after 150 years of trading. The store had become famous after supplying The Beatles and other Liverpool group's with musical instruments.

In 2001, Ron Townson of The 5th Dimension died of heart failure at the age of 68.

Born today Joe Lynn Turner, singer, Rainbow, Deep Purple (1951) and Butch Vig, record producer and the drummer with Garbage. Produced Sonic Youth, The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Nirvana's Nevermind album. (1957)