Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Polyvinyl Record Co.

Pre-Order STRFKR Jupiter -- Finally Back in Print!

After years of being out of print, Jupiter is now available again on CD!

Filled with STRFKR's infectiously upbeat tunes, many of the songs on Jupiter (including a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun") have become crowd favorites during the the band's numerous sold-out live performances and festival appearances.

Jupiter has been completely remastered and sounds better than ever. Now includes 3 bonus songs not found on the original version.

Pre-orders ship October 28.

All pre-orders receive an INSTANT MP3 full-album download at checkout along with a FREE button.

STRFKR Jupiter CD + MP3 -- $10

Also Available From STRFKR: Ltd. Edition Split 7" & "Julius" Remixes

A limited number of copies remain of the STRFKR/Champagne Champagne split 7". Only 1000 copies were pressed on clear green vinyl.

If you weren't able to grab one during the band's recent tour, be sure to pick up a copy in our E-Store and receive an instant MP3 download at checkout.

In stores October 11.

STRFKR/Champagne Champagne Split 7"+MP3 -- $5

As well, STRFKR recently enlisted the help of a few of their friends to remix the song "Julius" from their latest full-length Reptilians. Check out the new interpretations at the link below.

STRFKR Julius Remixes MP3 -- $2

Casiokids Aabenbaringen over aaskammen Shipping Now

Combining some of the band's catchiest and instantly dance-able material to date with enhanced instrumentation and production, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen is an album unlike any Casiokids have released thus far.

Stream the entire record courtesy of Paste.

Limited edition reflex blue vinyl (500 copies) includes 18" x 24" poster.

CD is limited to 3000 and includes an exclusive bonus track.

All orders include FREE button and sticker along with an instant MP3 full-album + bonus of Montreal remix of first single "Det haster!" at checkout.

Package deals featuring a new shirt design are also available.

In stores October 11.

Casiokids Aabenbaringen over aaskammen CD $10 / LP + MP3 $14 / T-Shirt+MP3 $20

Deerhoof/Jeff Tweedy Split 7"+MP3 Now Shipping

Behold A Raccoon In The Darkness is the fourth installment of Deerhoof's collaborative 7" series in which guest vocalists perform over an instrumental track from the band's latest full-length, Deerhoof vs. Evil.

The instrumental track, the melody, and the lyrics for "Behold" are unchanged from the original. But in place of Deerhoof chanteuse Satomi Matsuzaki, we hear the immediately identifiable pipes of Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), with harmonies by his son Spencer.

Side B features "Own It," an original song by The Raccoonists, a group comprised of Tweedy and his two sons, Spencer and Sam.

Limited edition of 2000 on clear pink vinyl.

In stores October 11.

Deerhoof/The Raccoonists Behold a Raccoon in the Darkness 7" + MP3 -- $5


Chris Daughtry Cover and Track List

American Idol season 5 rocker, Chris Daughtry, and his band have just unveiled their new cover and track list for their upcoming album titled 'Break The Spell.' The third album by the band will be out on November 21st. Frontman Chris Daughtry wrote all the songs on the album with bandmates Josh Steely , Brian Craddock and bassist Josh Paul or collaborators such as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee and Brett James.

1. Renegade
2. Crawling Back To You
3. Outta My Head
4. Start Of Something Good
5. Crazy
6. Break The Spell
7. We're Not Gonna Fall
8. Gone Too Soon
9. Losing My Mind
10. Rescue Me
11. Louder Than Ever
12. Spaceship


and in music history today, rock and roll royalty to start:

The song "Great Balls Of Fire" was recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis on Sun Records in 1957 and was written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer. The song was featured in a performance by Jerry Lee Lewis and his band in the 1957 Warner Brothers rock and roll film Jamboree, which also featured Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Buddy Knox, and Dick Clark.

The song is best known for Jerry Lee Lewis's original recording, which was recorded in the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, on October 8, 1957, and released as a 45rpm single on Sun 281 in November 1957. It reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts, #3 on the R&B charts, and #1 on the country charts. It also reached #1 on the UK pop charts, appeared on the New Zealand Singles Chart, and the Dutch Top 40.

Like Lewis' previous hit, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," this contained a lot of sexual innuendo, which was shocking for a southern musician in 1957. Lewis grew up in a religious household and was conflicted over whether or not he should record this. He and Sun Records owner Sam Phillips argued as Phillips tried to convince him to sing it. Tape was rolling during the spat and the exchange can be heard on some Sun Records collections.

In 1964, working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single “She’s a Woman” in seven takes plus overdubs, recording the song from start to finish in five hours.

In 1967, Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Brown and John’s Children all appeared at the Saville Theatre in London, England.

In 1971, "Imagine" was recorded by John Lennon.

Billy Joel released his album "The Stranger" in 1977.

Also in 1977, Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" began an eight week stay at the top of the Cash Box Best Sellers chart. The record also led the Billboard Hot 100 for ten consecutive weeks, becoming one of the most successful singles of the 1970s. if i ever hear this song again, i will be turned into stone!

In 1980, Bob Marley collapsed onstage during a show in Pittsburgh, PA. It was the last show he would ever perform. He died seven months later of cancer.

In 1987, the three members from ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. The boys are still waiting for confirmation of the trip.

In 1988, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd dropped out of the Billboard top 200 after 741 weeks. It has been back on and off ever since.

In 1989, responding to Rolling Stone guitarist Ron Wood's suggestion that The Who were only staging a 25th Anniversary Tour for the money, Pete Townshend fires back with: "Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop."

In 1990, Procol Harum's drummer, Barrie Wilson, died after several months in a coma following a car accident. He was 43. Wilson joined the group just after they recorded "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", which featured session drummer Bill Eyden.

In 1992, the US Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.

In 1994, Elvis Aaron Presley: The Tribute is broadcast live on pay-per-view TV in the US. In attendance at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis are Lisa Marie Presley and her husband, Michael Jackson.

In 2004, on the east coast, a tribute concert for the Ramones was held in New York with performances by the Strokes, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Joan Jett.

birthday's today include (among others): Ray Royer (Procol Harum) (66), Tony Wilson (Hot Chocolate) (64), Leeroy Thornton (Prodigy) (43), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Paul McCartney) (62), Mitch Marine (Smash Mouth) (48) and Robert Bell (Kool & the Gang) (61)