Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Vinyl Pulse

The Vinyl Pulse, is a weekly snapshot of what is selling on the big vinyl machine called eBay. This is a great way to keep your eyes peeled for a specific record and what you might have to pay for it to obtain it.

CollectorsFrenzy lists the top 25 real time ended auctions and the selling price for the collectible vinyl and is updated daily.


Top 10 Items for September 29, 2012


2. Ultra RARE S.F. Bay Area DOO WOP ~ WiLLiAM WiGFALL & LYRICS SKYLIGHT vocal group Sold for $1259.00 USD

3. THE WHO "DANCE SESSION" AUST EP Sold for $1215.64 USD

4.  Catherine Howe - What a beautiful place - Reflection - NM - Orig UK Sold for $1000.00 USD



7. 33CX1606 Pierre Fournier Cellist`s Hour No Stereo Exists RARE NM LP Sold for $696.00 USD



10. The Beatles Collection LP Box Set Sold for $600.00 USD

Please visit CollectorsFrenzy for daily updates!

also did some checking, there are 1,601,318 results found for the search term LP on eBay today, and this is up slightly from our last look. Lots of records for sale on the big vinyl machine. i did some other searches for popular artists:

11,390 results found for beatles LP

5,576 results found for rolling stones LP

1,552 results found for Bruce Springsteen LP

376 results found for green day LP

6,248 results found for Who LP

3,675 results found for queen LP

Friday, September 28, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

 Beatles On 180 Gram Vinyl November 13th!!

On November 13th (just in time for the Christmas season, and yes, it's sooner than you think!), the band’s original studio album remasters, which were all released on CD in 2009, will make their vinyl record debut.  All will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and the new vinyl versions will feature the stereo mixes of each album.

EMI and Apple note that the vinyl albums are pressed from the full 24-bit, 192KHz digital masters created in the 2009 remastering process, rather than the 16-bit masters used in production of the CDs, meaning the vinyl versions will be drawn from the full-spectrum source material.

Each LP will be available individually and also in a deluxe limited-edition 16-LP box set limited to only 50,000 copies. The boxed set will include a 12-x-12-inch, 252-page hardbound book with extensive photos and liner notes with back stories on the creation of each album and information on the restoration of the recordings for the vinyl pressings.


Bestial Warlust Demo "Satan's Fist" To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Hell's Headbangers has announced the vinyl release date for Bestial Warlust's "Satan's Fist - Demo '96" (also to be released on limited-edition CD) as October 31st.

Get more details at MetalUnderground


Brian Eno Releasing New LP

Brian Eno has recently announced that he will be releasing his first solo album since 2005. The new album, 'LUX,' is slated for release on November 13,  with the vinyl release scheduled for December 11th.


from our friends at

Green Day — “!DOS!” pre-order

While Billie Joe Armstrong seeks treatment (and we wish him a speedy recovery), the Green Day machine more or less rolls on. The second of the band’s new album trilogy, !DOS!, is slated for a Nov. 13 release. It’s the follow-up to !UNO! which was just released this week

Pre-order at ShopRadioCast


articles of interest:

Rolling Stones Reveal New Documentary Box Set Contents


Grammys Deadline Spurs Early Vinyl Releases From Cher Lloyd, Muse


Guitarist/Keyboardist Simon Oberender Of Beyond The Bridge Passes Away


Bat For Lashes talks naked album cover for 'The Haunted Man' - video


Pink Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Because "Breaking Bad" doesn't identify the music they use, someone once asked you to name the amusing Italian song heard in the Season 3 finale.

Now they've done it again, this time in what will be the last episode until mid-2013. As with the Italian tune, it's another unknown song with extremely fast singing.

This one is in English, and is playing while Walt and Todd are busy working in the lab. Because their activities are shown at double or triple speed, the rapid lyrics kind of fit what's going on.

Even IMDb lists only original music written specifically for the show, but nothing else.

Hope you can go two for two on "Breaking Bad."
—Andrea Parks, York, Pa.

DEAR ANDREA: You bring up the only criticism I've ever heard about "Breaking Bad," AMC's critically acclaimed and highly rated series. Meanwhile, until the producers and/or IMDb acknowledge the non-original music used, I will gladly handle the investigations (and maintain a high batting average).

Unlike the Italian tune we discussed last year, Quartetto Cetra's "Crapa Pelada (Testa Pelata)," one previously unknown outside Italy, the song you are asking about is quite familiar to oldies fans in America.

Titled "Goin' Down," it is by the Monkees, and is found on the flip side of their million-selling "Daydream Believer" (Colgems 66-1012).

All four Monkees, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, and Peter Tork, wrote and sing on "Goin' Down," though the lead vocalist is Dolenz.

As you say, Mickey's speedy singing is an ideal piece to accompany the fast-moving time-lapse sequence in "Breaking Bad."

Listen to it here:

DEAR JERRY: Most albums come wrapped in plastic, which must be removed to get to the disc.

Quite often there are stickers on the wrap, which usually get tossed in the trash along with the plastic.

Now I'm having second thoughts. Should I start saving those stickers?
—Erik Berman, Bakersfield, Calif.

DEAR ERIK: Unless the stickers are obviously ones applied by the retailer, such as for pricing or inventory purposes, cutting them away from the shrink wrap and sliding them inside the LP cover would be a good idea.

Stickers, or anything else in the way of extras from the record pressing plant, pertaining specifically to that album, will always be worth saving. And there's no risk in doing so.

Other commonly used inserts include: photos; booklets; artist bios; lyrics sheets; custom inner-sleeves; bumper stickers; decals; postcards; games; and publicity flyers.

Many examples exist where having the extras significantly increases the value of the album, especially with the more collectible artists (Elvis, Beatles, etc.).

IZ ZAT SO? It is possible "What's Your Name" sat around unnoticed for so long because radio programmers didn't recognize the names Don (Trone) and Juan (Johnson).

They likely didn't know that "Juan" Johnson previously sang with the Genies, the doo-wop quartet who charted in 1959 with "Who's That Knocking" (Shad 5002).

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.
Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

The Beatles & Frank Ifield Stereo ‘On Stage’ Album Sells For Over $22,000

This Beatles & Frank Ifield ‘On Stage’ album sold for a heavyweight price when the vinyl recently appeared for sale on eBay. The 10 day auction quickly started a bidding war, securing bids that took its .99 cent start price to $2500.00 in less than 90 minutes. It was all uphill from there, with the seller finally landing $22,268.68 for a record that was originally issued in 1964.

Please read the rest of the story at UltimateClassicRock


album cover art of the day:

Scelerata Reveals Album Cover Art For New Album

The new effort called 'The Sniper is scheduled for release on November 6, 2012 via Nightmare Records. According to a press release the album "will undoubtedly turn heads, forcing metal icons to watch their rearview mirrors as these guys pull up fast with the nitrous afterburners firing!"



articles and videos of interest

any 93 year old man who can enlist the help of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and more gets our thumbs up!

Pete Seeger's new albums showcase his vitality, spirit


'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84


this vinyl news from the uk:

Cancer survivor sells vinyl record collection to raise funds for charity


these classic rockers have their marketing hands on just about everything!

KISS Slot Game to Debut in Las Vegas


some cool cover art in the article, check it out:

20 Inspiring Album Cover Designs


vinyl records in another part of the planet!:

Tainan keeps black plastic magic alive


Video Premiere: Between The Buried And Me, “Astral Body”


why+the+wires Releases Third Album on Vinyl


we are all adults here, so for those who don't like the 'f' word, don't watch.  thsi is what punk rock is all about!  from the iHeartRadio Music Festival a few days ago.


French DJ Breakbot recently released his new LP called ‘By Your Side’ as a vinyl record that is made out of chocolate. Only 120 limited edition records were made and we guess that if you don't like the music, you can eat it! (mmmmm)



Neil Young & Crazy Horse: ??Walk Like A Giant (Official Video)


Slash - Bad Rain - Live!! The song comes off the former GUNS N' ROSES axeman's second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love", which sold around 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.



Vinyl Top 25:

1. Grizzly Bear - Shields
2. Band Of Horses - Mirage Rock
3. Dinosaur Jr - I Bet On Sky
4. Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
5. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
6. Luella & The Sun - Luella & The Sun 10"
7. The xx - Coexist
8. Shovels & Rope - O' Be Joyful
9. Bob Dylan - Tempest
10. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
11. Aimee Mann - Charmer
12. David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
13. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
14. The Sea & Cake - Runner
15. Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland
16. Title Fight - Floral Green
17. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Magic Door
18. Woods - Bend Beyond
19. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
20. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
21. The Whigs - Enjoy The Company
22. The Allah-Las - The Allah-Las
23. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat + Bone
24. North Mississippi Allstars - Upstairs At United Vol. 4
25. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz


Monday, September 24, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - September 25, 2012

65daysofstatic - The Destruction of Small Ideas
Abdecaf - Rebuild (EP)
Andrew Osenga - Leonard the Lonely Astronaut
Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet (reissue) (vinyl)
Angelica Abrams - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Angie Stone - Rich Girl
Animation - Transparent Heart
Anita Baker - Only Forever
Art Garfunkel - Original Album Classics
As I Lay Dying - Awakened
Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (vinyl)
B.B. King - Ladies and Gentleman...Mr. B.B. King (10-CD box set)
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of the Wildebeast (reissue) (vinyl)
Beach Boys - 50th Anniversary Greatest Hits
Beach Boys - All Summer Long (reissue)
Beach Boys - Beach Boys Party! (reissue)
Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe (reissue)
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (reissue)
Beach Boys - Shut Down Volume Two (reissue)
Beach Boys - Smiley Smile (reissue)
Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (reissue)
Beach Boys - Sunflower (reissue)
Beach Boys - Surfer Girl (reissue)
Beach Boys - Surfin’ U.S.A. (reissue)
Beach Boys - Surfs Up (reissue)
Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (reissue)
Before the Dawn - Rise of the Phoenix
Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five - The Sound of the Life of the Mind (vinyl)
Ben Sollee - Half-Made Man
Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful
Big Wreck - Albatross
Black September - Into The Darkness Into The Void
Blind Faith - Live in Göteborg, Sweden, June 3rd 1969
Bob Dylan and The Band - Down in the Flood (DVD)
Bowling For Soup - One Big Happy
Bullet - Full Pull
Buzzcocks - Orgasm Addict Live
Car Bomb - w^w^^w^w
Caspian - Waking Season
Chris Cohen - Overgrown Path
Circle Jerks - My Career as a Jerk
Circuit Rider - Circuit Rider
City Lights - I Just Got to Believe
DJ Shadow - Reconstructed: The Best Of DJ Shadow
Daft Punk - Homework (reissue) (vinyl)
Danny! - Payback
Deacon Blue - The Hipsters
Deadmau5 - >Album Title Goes Here<
Deep Purple - Live 1969-1972
Deep Purple - Total Abandon: Australia '99
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
Devin Townsend - Terria
Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll (vinyl)
Django Django - Django Django
Dog Society - Emerge
Dokken - Broken Bones (deluxe edition)
Dragonette - Bodyparts
Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze (12")
Durutti Column - Short Stories for Pauline (limited edition) (2 CDs)
Efterklang - Piramida
Ektomorf - Black Flag
Elitist - Reshape Reason
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (vinyl) (deluxe edition)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (vinyl) (deluxe edition)
Empty Flowers - Six
Fight Amp - Birth Control
Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green - Live at the BBC January 1970 (reissue)
Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green - Live at the Record Plant, Sausalito CA (reissue)
Flock of Dimes - Curtain/Apparition (7")
Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Boulez Conducts Zappa: Perfect Stranger (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (reissue)
Frank Zappa - London Symphony Orchestra, Volumes 1 & 2 (reissue) (2 CDs)
Frank Zappa - Man From Utopia (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'N Play Your Guitar (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Them or Us (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Thing Fish (reissue)
Frank Zappa - Tinsel Town Rebellion (reissue)
Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is (reissue)
Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender (DVD documentary)
Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital (EP) (vinyl)
Fu Manchu - The Action Is Go
Funeral Fire - The Rise of the Red Supergiant
Gary Moore - Blues for Jimi (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray)
Gary Numan - Here In My Car - The Best Of 1984-1998
Gatekeeper - Exo
Gentle Giant - Live In Essen, Germany 1971
Giorgio Moroder - On The Groove Train Pop & Dance Rarities 1975 - 1993 (2 CDs)
Glass Animals - Leaflings
Glenn Campbell - In Session (CD/DVD)
Gojira - The Link Alive
Gorephilia - Embodiment of Death
Green Day - American Idiot (reissue)
Green Day - Uno! (vinyl)
Gruppo Sportivo - 10 Mistakes (vinyl)
Hagfish - ...Rocks Your Lame Ass
Handguns - Angst
Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson (vinyl)
Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs Remixes
Heaven's Cry - Wheels of Impermanence
Hellwell - Beyond the Boundaries of Sin
Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues
Hiawatha - Language
High On Fire - The Art Of Self Defense (vinyl) (reissue)
Honour Crest - Metrics
Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil
Hour Of The Wolf - Decompositions Vol. II
How to Dress Well - Total Loss
INXS - Kick 25 (4 CDs)
Ike & Tina Turner - Live at Carnegie Hall - What You Hear Is What You Get
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
In Dying Arms - Boundaries
Indesinence - Vessels of Light & Decay
Invisible Things - Home Is The Sun
Jake Owen - Endless Summer
James Brown - Best of Live at the Apollo: 50th Anniversary
Jason Collett - Reckon
Jethro Fox - Blinding Light
Jimmy Page - Playin' Up a Storm (reissue)
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - Global A Go-GO (remastered) (reissue)
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - Rock Art and the X-Ray Style (remastered) (reissue)
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - Streetcore (remastered) (reissue)
John Frusciante - PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone
John Hiatt - Mystic Pinball
John Hiatt - Warming Up to the Ice Age (reissue)
John Lee Hooker, Jr. - All Hooked Up
John Zorn - Vision in Blakelight
Johnny Cash - Hello, I'm Johnny Cash (reissue) (vinyl)
Joseph Arthur - Come to Where I'm From
Kenny Rogers - Christmas Live!
Kiasmos - Thrown (EP)
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (reissue) (vinyl)
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (reissue) (vinyl)
Larry Graham and Graham Central Station - Raise Up
Lavender Diamond - Incorruptible Heart
Leaving Eden - 50 Bullets
Legacy of Disorder - Last Man Standing
Levek - Look A Little Closer
Local H - Hallelujah! I'm a Bum
Lower Than Atlantis - Changing Tune
Lucy Kaplansky - Reunion
Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
Machine Birds - Save Yourself
Medeski Martin & Wood - Free Magic
Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
Merle Saunders & Jerry Garcia - Keystone Companions: Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings (box set)
Michael Jackson - Live at Wembley 7.16.1988
Michael McDermott - Hit Me Back
Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
Miles Davis - Original Album Series (Rhino)
Millions - Failure Tactics
Mo Kenney - Mo Kenney
Monuments - Gnosis
Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Moving Sidewalks (2 CDs)
Mumford & Sons - Babel (vinyl)
Murder By Death - Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (vinyl)
Murs & Fashawn - This Generation
Nettlecarrier - Nettlecarrier
No Doubt - Push and Shove (vinyl)
Olly Murs - In Case You Didn't Know
Outlaws - It's About Pride
Ozomatli - OzoKidz
Pathology - The Time Of Great Purification
Patrick Wolf - Sundark & Riverlight
Paul Carrack - Good Feeling
Personable - Spontaneous Generation
Pete Seeger - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger - Pete Remembers Woody
Posthum - Lights Out
Premiere Cast - Carrie: The Musical Soundtrack
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - St. Peter and 57th
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection (box set)
Pride Of Lions - Immortal
Pro-Pain - Straight To The Dome
R.E.M. - Document (25th Anniversary Edition)
Rafiq Bhatia - Strata (EP)
Revocation - Teratogenesis
Richie Sambora - Aftermath Of The Lowdown
Ricky Skaggs - Music To My Ears
Ringo Deathstarr - Mauve
Roscoe Bandana - Time to Begin
Royal Republic - Save The Nation
Rumer - Boys Don't Cry
Satan's Wrath - Galloping Blasphemy
Sensastions’ Fix - Music Is Painting in the Air
Sera Cahoone - Dear Creek Canyon
Set It Off - Cinematics
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks 35th Anniversary Edition (reissue)
Steve Harris - British Lion
Steve Winwood - Arc of a Diver (reissue) (2 CDs)
Steven A. Clark - Fornication Under The Consent Of The King
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood (reissue) (vinyl)
Strategy - Strategy
Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious
The Bad Plus - Made Possible
The Bevis Frond - Triptych
The Casualties - Resistance
The Congregation - Right Now Everything
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat + Bone
The Killers - Battle Born
The M's - Future Women
The Mavericks - In Time
The Moons - Fables of History
The Queers - Later Days and Better Lays (reissue) (vinyl)
The Soft Pack - Strapped
The Wedding - No Direction
The XX - Coexist (vinyl)
This Or The Apocalypse - Dead Years
Thy Will Be Done - Temple
Toy - Toy
Trapper Schoepp And The Shades - Run, Engine, Run
Tussie - Tempest
U.K. Subs - A.w.o.l.
Ultrasound - Play For Today
Ungdomskulen - Secrecy
Unnatural Helpers - Land Grab
Various Artists - Dirty Dancing: The Anniversary Edition (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head
Various Artists - WOW Hits 2013
Various Artists - Lullaby Renditions of Prince
Various Artists - Frankenweenie Unleashed! (soundtrack)
Vehement Serenade - Refuse The Lie (7")
Vessel - Order of Noise
Vicki Carr - Viva La Vida
Vision Divine - Destination Set To Nowhere
Warren Zevon - Mr. Bad Example / Mutineer (reissue)
Waylon Jennings - Goin Down Rockin: The Last Recordings
We Need Surgery - We Need Surgery
Wickerbird - The Crow Mother
Winterfylleth - The Threnody of Triumph
Witchcraft - Legend
Wizard Rifle - Speak Loud Say Nothing
Woody Guthrie - Complete Governement Recordings (7 CDs)
Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon - YOKOKIMTHURSTON
Zodiac - Zodiac


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

New David Bowie Picture Disc Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of ‘The Jean Genie’

On November 16, 2012, EMI will mark the 40th anniversary of ‘The Jean Genie’ with the third in a series of collectible 7” picture discs that celebrate the anniversary of the original release of David Bowie’s UK singles.  The b-side will have the audio from the recently-recovered BBC Top Of The Pops performance of ‘The Jean Genie’ from January 1973.  Originally issued in the UK via RCA on November 14, 1972, ‘The Jean Genie’ was the first single taken from his then still-to-be released album 'Aladdin Sane.'


Dokken's Broken Bones Released In US Tomorrow

Dokken just posted up a new music video for the song "Empire," the opener to their new LP called 'Broken Bones.' The album was released in Europe last week and will be release on September 25, 2012, in North America through Frontiers Records. The album was produced by Don Dokken and mixed by Bob St. John.


in the CVR Blog inbox, all proceeds go to charity!


Chris Lawhorn Announces Charity Album Based Around Fugazi Samples

Chris Lawhorn will release his fifth album Fugazi Edits on October 30th on Case/Martingale Records. Fugazi Edits features 22 tracks, which were pieced together using excerpts from every song in the band Fugazi's discography.

The album's been in the works for almost two years. It's entirely instrumental and combines over 100 Fugazi samples with a variety of effects. Ian Mackaye (from the band and their label Dischord) has authorized the album's release. And, the profit from will be donated to a pair of charities—one that works with senior citizens in Washington, D.C. and another that provides aid globally to folks impacted by disaster and civil unrest.

Lawhorn started the Case/Martingale label in 1996, while playing drums for the (admittedly Fugazi-influenced) band Cataract Falls. A decade of disastrous tours and middling solo albums followed. Along the way, he became the staff DJ at a spring break company—playing for drunk, college students on South Padre Island each March—and recorded the rap album Pole Position.

This gradual switch from rocking to beat-making isn't exceptionally unique. But, it led to an 18 month stint as the resident DJ for Marie Claire magazine. When that concluded, Lawhorn began work on Fugazi Edits—in an attempt to make something that employed both the musical influences of his youth and his love of cutting up tracks and reassembling them.

Interested folks can visit to check out samples from the album, the artwork, and so on.

The CD release will be limited to 1,000 copies and followed by a digital release on iTunes, Amazon, etc.


Artilces of interest:

Author waxes on vinyl in latest novel


Iron Maiden to Return to Donington Festival to Celebrate 25 Years Since Seventh Son Perforemance


Neil Young, John Mellencamp + More Turn Out for Farm Aid 2012


An interview with photographer Storm Thorgerson, part one

CVR Blog Spin Clean® Record Washer System Review


OK, I'll admit it. I am a vinyl record nut, but I can live with it. The resurgence in the sale of vinyl records is not only about people who collect vinyl, it's also about a love of the format and a truer musical sound experience.

Some may scoff at this concept, saying that vinyl records wear out, damage easily and require too much time to clean. However, this is not the case, as we will learn. I've always maintained that cleaning vinyl records can be accomplished with some mild soap and water and a good carbon fiber brush. That might help, but the deep down grime at the bottom of the grooves will still be on the records and certainly audible.

Then I learned about and tried the Spin Clean® Record Washer System.

After contacting the folks at Spin Clean®, they were kind enough to send the CVR Blog a unit to review. I opened the box and was surprised at the simplicity of the unit. The directions were clear cut and the set up and cleaning process took less than five minutes; certainly off to a good start.

The Spin-Clean System Complete Kit comes with:

* Record Washer and Lid
* 4 ounce bottle of Record Cleaning Concentrate
* 32 ounce bottle of Record Cleaning Concentrate
* 2 pair of Washer Brushes MKII
* 1 pair of Washer Rollers MKII
* 7 washable Drying Cloths
* Instructions (in the lid)

The instructions suggested to use distilled water (which I did) rather than ordinary tap water to wash your vinyl LP records. Distilled water can usually be purchased from a local grocery store and costs about a dollar. The product also cleans both sides of the record simultaneously, with the drying cloths used to dry and shine the LPs.

What I wanted to see is if I could actually hear the difference. I pulled out an old dusty Jim Croce album and played the song "Time In A Bottle." I wanted a slower cut and a quieter song, so I could test the Spin Clean® product with not only my eyes, but my ears. I played the song once before cleaning it and one could say that the cut was ruined by all the clicks and pops, it sounded terrible. Then, I clean the record using the Spin Clean® Record Washer System.

Using my see through 'plastic 'deli gloves,' (this is something I have used for years, it is a way to handle vinyl records without worrying about getting fingerprints on the records), I placed the 'dirty' record in the basin as instructed. Again, following the precise directions, I turned the record three times, both clockwise and counter clockwise. I then pulled the wet record out of the basin and dried it with the drying towels in a clockwise circular motion as described in the instructions.

I then carefully placed the cleaned LP on my turntable and placed the needle down on the song again. What I heard was a more cleaner version of the song, but what amazed me the most is what I didn't hear. There was a definite decrease in the crackling, hissing and pops and miscellaneous clutter that I heard before I cleaned the record. I was sold on the product right away and went to their website  to gather more information. Here is what they had to say about their product:

The Spin Clean® Record Washer System's real effectiveness comes from its ability to impeccably clean both sides of any record simultaneously without using your turntable as part of the process. Your albums and singles will last longer and sound better than ever, while your turntable and stylus are saved from needless wear and tear.

The Spin Clean® Record Washer System has been one of the best value record washers since 1975. It is an extremely cost effective alternative, to all of the higher priced, automatic vacuum cleaner type machines. It uses a proprietary cleaning fluid that does not leave any build up or film on your records. It is also one of the few systems on the market that will clean albums, 45's and 78's. With the Spin-Clean system you mix the concentrated record cleaning solution with water in the clear reservoir base (small tank), The record stands vertically in the tray (as pictured), resting on adjustable rollers, as you rotate the record manually it passes through a set of two brushes that simultaneously deep cleans it on both sides. After you wash your records, you dry them off with a lint free cotton cloth. It's easy and anyone, even the most novice record collector, can handle the set up and cleaning process.

What is our secret weapon, however, is Spin-Clean® Record Washer MKII's special washer fluid. This special formula encapsulates the dirt that comes off the record from deep within the record grooves and sinks it to the bottom of the washer basin, so it is not re-deposited back on to your valuable LPs and 45s.

The CVR Blog wholeheartedly endorses the Spin Clean® Record Washer System, and I would recommend it as the perfect gift for any vinyl record lover. Additionally, because very little of the cleaning solution is used, the four ounce bottle will clean hundreds of LPs. In the end, music lovers and vinyl record junkies will love the cleaner, crisper superior sound that is the end result, and after all, isn't that what it is all about?

Here are some other comments about the Spin Clean® Record Washer System

"'s cheap and it really, really works...I cleaned some dirty, fingerprint-encrusted records, and when I removed them from the vat, all dirt and fingerprints were gone...not everyone wants to spend hundreds of bucks on a vacuum machine, and the Spin Clean got the job done." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, February 2010

"I've discovered a new system that makes it easy and affordable for anyone to have cleaner and better-sounding records. It's the Spin-Clean Record Washer System MKII." - Goldmine magazine



Friday, September 21, 2012

We Have A Winner in the Shock Radar "Live Like Lions" Record Contest

We have a winner in the Shock Radar "Live Like Lions" vinyl give away.  Congratulations to Alicia K from Merrick, NY for the winning email.

Thanks to all that entered and watch the CVR blog for more fun and surprizes

We Have A Winner in the Heart Book Contest!

The CVR blog has a winner in Heart's New Book Kicking and Dreaming contest. 

Congratulations to Mindy C from Connellsville, PA for the winning entry!

Please, no more emails for this contest, but the Shock Radar "Live Like Lions" is still active!

Win A Copy Of Heart's New Book Kicking and Dreaming


from Nicole at Miles High

The CVR blog has one copy of Heart's new book 'Kicking and Dreaming' to give away to one lucky emailer. The third email to this email address ( with the words "Heart Book Contest" in the subject line will win the copy. (one email per email address please!)


Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

The mystery of "Magic Man." The wicked riff of "Barracuda." The sadness and beauty of "Alone." The raw energy of "Crazy On You." These songs, and so many more, are part of the fabric of American music. Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans everywhere classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart—certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists.

In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with the help of critically acclaimed and bestselling music biographer Charles R. Cross, recount a journey that has taken them from a gypsy-like life as the children of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen back roads of Vancouver, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success—and sometimes excess. In these pages, readers will learn the truth about the relationship that inspired "Magic Man" and "Crazy On You," the turmoil of inter-band romances gone awry, the reality of life on the road as single women and then as mothers of small children, and the thrill of performing and in some cases partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and other rock legends. It has not always been an easy path. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a childhood stutter, body image, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the pain and disappointment of fertility issues and a failed marriage but ultimately found love again and happiness as a mom. Through it all, the sisters drew from the strength of a family bond that trumps everything else, as told in this intimate, honest, and uniquely female take on the rock and roll life.

Throughout their career, Ann and Nancy have never found an answer to the question they are most frequently asked: "What is it like to be a woman in rock and roll?" Kicking and Dreaming puts that question to bed, once and for all.



Sept. 17, 2012 - 7pm Barnes & Noble (Union Square) New York, NY
Sept. 18, 2012 - 7pm Book Revue Huntington, NY
Sept. 27, 2012 - 7pm Barnes & Noble (The Grove) Los Angeles, CA



"Heart’s first gig was at a Vancouver, B.C., club called the Cave. The name was literal." (Chapter 10)

"Our skill at doing Zeppelin became our calling card and earned us most of our first bookings." (Chapter 10)

"I had to pick between the code of the road, and the sisterhood. I always chose to protect the guys, and band unity, as best I could." (Chapter 10)

"By 1975, we had become ‘the number one cabaret band in Vancouver.’" (Chapter 10)

"I felt like such a bohemian intellectual, but I also felt lonely being away from home for the first time." (Chapter 10)

"’You should join the band,’ Anne said. I know one day we’d again be in a band together." (Chapter 10)

"I wrote another friend a similar letter, but put it more succinctly, in all caps: ‘SHOULD I JOIN THE BAND?’ She wrote back, ‘YES, YES, YES.’" (Chapter 10)

Good Luck To All!!

Win A Vinyl Copy Of Shock Radar "Live Like Lions"

Heard from Lee and he has a free copy of his release for the fifth email into the CVR blog inbox ( with the words "Live Like Lions" in the subject line.  Please one email per email address and the contest is limited to US residents please.

Shock Radar announced on September 4th, 2012 that their highly anticipated new limited edition 10" vinyl record - "Live Like Lions" is now available for purchase exclusively at

Shock Radar is the experimental art rock project of NY songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter Lee J Diamond. He has worked as a session musician for members of The Verve, Stabbing Westward, and Black and The Slits. After touring and recording for acts like The Feud, Aerial Love Feed/Rockethouse, and Blood City, he is now giving life to his own material as a singer and composer.

“I had been collaborating with an extraordinary group of musicians, and wanted to bring a song (Live Like Lions) into the studio without them hearing it. So the ideas were fresh and spontaneous. The whole project came together like a jigsaw puzzle, under the sonic microscope of Emandee Studios’ head engineer Mark Ospovat. Lyrically, the song’s about living in the moment.”

Written by vocalist/guitarist Lee J Diamond, the title track “Live Like Lions” and companion piece “Generator” were Recorded at Emandee Studios by Mark Ospovat and Mastered at Sterling Sound by Steve Fallone with Art Design by Michael Zinn.

“Generator is a blend of many guitar styles and influences from Allan Holdsworth’s fusion to Tony Iommi’s riff-rock, but in essence, it’s a classic Shock Radar song with a lot of rhythmic changes, odd-tunings and a vocal choir.”

The eccentric artistic styling of Shock Radar’s ‘Post-Pop’ songs is fresh and unique. Born and raised in NY where he worked at several record stores till attending Boston's Berklee College of Music on scholarship, and further studying art and journalism at New School University, Lee J Diamond has climbed his way to the top of the city's music scene, simply doing what he does best, mixing and playing all styles from around the world.

For more information on Shock Radar, please visit

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Velvet Underground Tribute On Banana-Yellow Vinyl

California's Castle Face Records, partnering with Universal Music, is releasing a full-length tribute of classic album, featuring cover versions by psych rockers Ty Segall, the Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence and more. The record is due out on November 6 and limited to 1,000 copies on "banana yellow" vinyl, with artwork by Scottish cartoonist David Shrigley.  Tracks from the tribute will be released digitally on various websites between October 15-29.


 1. Kelley Stoltz: "Sunday Morning"
 2. Warm Soda: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
 3. Ty Segall: "Femme Fatale"
 4. Blasted Canyons feat. Jeremy Cox (of Royal Baths): "Venus In Furs"
 5. White Fence: "Run Run Run"
 6. The Fresh & Onlys: "All Tomorrow's Parties"
 7. Burnt Ones: "Heroin"
 8. The Mallard: "There She Goes Again"
 9. Here Comes The Here Comes: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
 10. K. Dylan + The Black Angel's Death Songsmen: "The Black Angel's Death Song"
11. Thee Oh Sees: "European Son"


Peter Buck To Release New Album Exclusively On Vinyl

Soon after R.E.M. disbanded last year, Buck began working on his first solo record and he sings on eight of the albums 12 tracks (Corin Tucker sings on the others). The album also features Bill Rieflin on drums, Lenny Kaye on lead guitar and the Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee.  Buck is releasing the album through vinyl-only label Mississippi Records later this year.

“We recorded and mixed it in four and a half days,” Buck said, “and I’m hoping if I were to do another one to do it a little faster. I’m gonna try to get it down to two days. I only believe in doing things once and everyone laughs at me, but that’s really how I do it. And, you know, I love the way that that feels, and I love the spontaneity and I like the mistakes.”

 “If I had wanted to make it a CD, the CD would’ve been out three months ago,” he said, “but vinyl is what I want to do for right now. It’s a record—like all records, people will have to look for it, I guess. It’s not gonna be in Walmart. We’ll see about the digital. I’m sure it’ll be out before, say, Thanksgiving. I say that with hope.”


LED ZEPPELIN: 'Black Dog' Performance Clip From 'Celebration Day' Available 

LED ZEPPELIN's surviving members took part in a press event earlier today (Friday, September 21) to promote "Celebration Day", the film capturing the band's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena that will premiere in theaters around the world next month. Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones all were on hand to meet with the media, and also attend a screening of the movie.

See the clip and read more at Blabbermouth


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LIARS - "BRATS" remixed by Cadence Weapon



Liars are excited to announce remixes of their forthcoming single, "Brats", out on 12" and download on October 16th and the reissue of their first three albums on vinyl.  The "Brats" 12” and download includes remixes from Cadence Weapon, Vessel and David Scott Stone. Cadence Weapon recently shared Liars' stage for their North American tour and have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, remix credits include Lil’ Wayne and Lady Sovereign.

Liars - Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – also announce details of the re-release of three of their albums on vinyl. The band’s first three albums, They Threw Us In A Trench & Put A Monument On Top, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned and Drum’s Not Dead are reissued on 180g vinyl and a limited edition 7” featuring unreleased live recordings of ‘WIXIW’ and ‘Pillars Were Hollow And Filled With Candy So We Tore Them Down’ is available free, while stocks last, when you purchase from the band’s official shop:


album cover art of the day:

DESTRUCTION: 'Spiritual Genocide' Anniversary Album

'Spiritual Genocide,' the 30th-anniversary album from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, is slated for release on November 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. Here is the colorful, yet bizzare album cover art!


album cover art of the day, part two:

Rebellion Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Rebellion has recently revealed the album cover art by Felipe Machado for their forthcoming album called 'Arminius - Furor Teutonicus,' which is due out on October 26th via Massacre Records


and one more album cover, i like this one as well!

Manchester, U.K.-based metallers BABYLON FIRE will release their full-length debut, "Dark Horizons", on November 12 via Rocksector Records.


one can never have enough beatles records in their collection, but the price tag is a bit out of reach for on:

Remastered Beatles Albums Collected for 16-LP Vinyl Box Set


worth a look:

Light in the Attic Finds Old Records and Releases Them Like They're New


vinyl lovers have a place to go!

Revolution: Vinyl comes full circle at Black Dog Records


in the great northwest, a new record store for vinyl lovers!

New record store takes one back in time


jack white has done this, but i like the idea even more!!

Yeti Records trades bricks-and-mortar for record-truck


from our friends at VintageVinylNews

Review: Marc Bolan 35th Anniversary Concert @ Shepherds Bush Empire, London


New Music Releases ~ October 2012

Looks like October is a great new music release month with releases from Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Heart, Matt & Kim, John Cale, the Wallflowers and a six disc reissue set from Velvet Underground & Nico, all due in the first week!

The second week features new releases from Acacia Strain, Don Felder, Ty Segall, Jeff Lynne and John Fogerty as well as a slew of Steve Miller Band reissues, the 40th Anniversary Edition of Deep Purple's 'Machine Head,' the Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2 and the Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' on DVD and blu-ray.

The third week features the new Kiss album 'Monster,' Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and his solo effort, Donald Fagen's new album 'Sunken Condos,' and a new release from Brandy, just to name a few.

In the forth week of October, we have new releases by Lady Antebellum, Stone Sour, Bat For Lashes, Taylor Swift and more.  We also have the 25th Anniversary Box Set of Peter Gabriel's 'So,' and the Doors with 'Live at the Bowl ’68.'

And in the last week of October we have new releases from Andrew Bird, Black Country Communion, Cradle of Filth and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. We also have Blue Oyster Cult with 'The Columbia Album Collection' and if you can stomach it Rod Stewart with 'Merry Christmas, Baby.'

October 2

Axewound - Vultures
Beatles - Beatles Stories
Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
Blake Shelton - Cheers It's Christmas
Boys Noize - Out of The Black
Brandy - Two Eleven
Cher Lloyd - Sticks and Stones
Chris Rene - I'm Right Here
Cody Simpson - Paradise
Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll
Enslaved - RIITIIR
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Gangi - gesture is
Heart - Fanatic
Jackie Evancho - Songs From The Shiver Screen
Jerrod Niemann - Free the Music
John Cale - Shifty Adventuers In Nookie Wood
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
Matt & Kim - Lightning
MellowHype - Numbers
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
Muse - The 2nd Law
Papa Roach - The Connection
Rupa And The April Fishes - Build
Sun Airway - Soft Fall
Taken By Trees - Other Worlds
The Vaccines - Come of Age
Three Days Grace - Transit of Venus
Tift Merritt - Traveling Alone
Tilly @ the Wall - Heavy Mood Ultraista - Ultraista
Van Morrison - Born To Sing: No Plan B
Various Artists - Who Are You: A Tribute to the Who
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (six-disc reissue)
Wallflowers - Glad All Over


October 9

A.C. Newman - Shut Down The Streets
Acacia Strain - Death is the Only Mortal
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
August Burns Red - Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album
Bad Books - II Barbara Streisand - Release Me
Beach Boys - Greatest Hits’ and ‘Greatest Hits: 50 Big Ones
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (DVD, Blu-ray)
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy
Blackmore’s Night - A Knight in York
Chrome Canyon - Elemental Themes Citzens! - Here We Are
Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Deep Purple - Machine Head – 40th Anniversary Edition (UK only)
Django Django - Django Django Dio - The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2
Don Felder - Road to Forever
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky – the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Freelance Whales - Diluvia
Hostage Calm - Please Remain Calm
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave
John Fogerty - Wrote A Song For Everyone
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
Luther - 'Let's Get You Somewhere Else
Martin Eden - Dedicate Function
Motorhead - The World is Ours – Vol. 2
Nonpoint - Nonpoint
PAWS - Cokefloat!
Pete Townshend - Who I Am (autobiography)
Rick Springfield - Songs For The End Of The World
Steve Miller Band - Children of the Future (reissue)
Steve Miller Band - Sailor (reissue)
Steve Miller Band - Number 5 (reissue)
Steve Miller Band - Brave New World (reissue)
Steve Miller Band - Your Saving Grace (reissue)
Sylosis - Monolith
Tame Impala - Lonerism
The Birthday Massacre - Hide And Seek
The Cringe - Hiding In Plain Sight
Trash Talk - 119
Ty Segall - Twins
Weapon - Embers and Revelations
Why? - Mumps, etc.
Young Guru - Essentials Vol.1


October 16

A Fine Frenzy - Pines
Anberlin - Vital
Ben Gibbard - Former Lives
Brandy - Two Eleven
Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot (reissue with live tracks)
Conor Maynard - Contrast
DaVinci - The MOEna Lisa
Dethklok - Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum
Dethklok - Dethalbum III
Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
Double Naught Spy Car - Western Violence
Earlimart - System Preferences
Jamey Johnson - Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Jason Aldean - Night Train
Jason Lytle - Dept. of Disappearance
Kem - What Christmas Means
King Dude - Burning Daylight
Kiss - Monster
Martha Wainwright - Come Home to Mama
Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction (20th Anniversary Edition)
Mika - The Origin Of Love
No Bragging Rights - Cycles
Pinback - Information Retrieved
Scotty McCreery - Christmas With Scotty McCreery
Smoke & Jackal - EP1
Tamaryn - Tender New Signs TKTTSM - TKTTSM
That's Outrageous! - Psycho
The Infamous Stringdusters - Silver Sky
Trey Anastasio - Traveler


October 23

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs
Anita Baker - Only Forever
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
Behold… the Arctopus - Horrorscension
Being As An Ocean - Dear G-d...
Billy Ray Cyrus - Change My Mind
Bridgit Mendler - Hello My Name Is...
Diamond Rings - Free Dimensional
Further Seems Forever - Penny Black
Lady Antebellum - On This Winter’s Night
Main Attrakionz - Bossalinis & Fooliyones
Manowar - The Lord of Steel
Neal Schon - The Calling
Night Ranger - 24 Strings & A Drummer – Live & Acoustic
P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
Paul Banks - Banks
Peter Gabriel - So – 25th Anniversary Immersion Box
Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
Rah Rah - The Poet's Dead
Rick Berlin - Always On Insane
Shiny Toy Guns - III
Sister Sin - Now and Forever
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited II
Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones Part 1
Taylor Swift - Red
The Doors - Live at the Bowl ’68
The Sword - Apocryphon
Titus Andronicus - Local Business
Tony Bennett - Viva Duets
tweaker - call the time eternity


October 30

Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory
Black Country Communion - Afterglow
Blue Oyster Cult - The Columbia Album Collection
Calvin Harris - 18 Months
Cradle of Filth - The Manticore and Other Horrors
Early Graves - Red Horse
Indian Handcrafts - Civil Disobedience for Losers
Lulu Gainsbourg - From Gainsbourg To Lulu
Madness - Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da Meek Mill - Dreams and Nightmares
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay
Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby
Shining - Redefining Darkness
The Scenics - Dead Man Walks Down Bayview
The Soft Moon - Zeros
Tracey Thorn - Tinsel And Lights


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: I need to know if my grandfather is yanking my chain. He tried to convince me there once was a song on a 78rpm with the title "Abercrombie and His Zombie."

He said that some folks have a dog or a cat for a pet, but on this record, Mr. Abercrombie had a Zombie.

Is there any truth to this yarn?
—Corey Winskey, Baton Rouge, La.

DEAR COREY: Other than the erroneous reference to pets, there is plenty of truth here. Considering it's been 72 years since the tune came out, grandpa's memory is not too bad.

The correct title is "Abercrombie Had a Zombie," which you coincidentally used in your comments. It is a 1940 single, a 78 of course, written by Mort Greene and Vee Lawnhurst, and recorded by "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm (Bluebird B-10967).

Rather than adopting a living corpse as a pet, Abercrombie's zombie is nothing more than a mixed drink.

Most mixologists concoct a zombie using assorted rums; lime juice; falernum (sweet syrup); Angostura bitters; grenadine; Pernod; cinnamon syrup; grapefruit juice; and other exotic additives.

As a result of their popularity at the 1939 New York World's Fair, zombies quickly went viral. Coinciding with the sudden popularity of the drink, as well as the Fair, was Waller's "Abercrombie Had a Zombie."

In this humorous song, Abercrombie is normally a "meek and quiet" law-abiding fellow who, after a zombie or two, morphs into an out-of-control menace.

DEAR JERRY: In "Romeo and Juliet," the Reflections sing "I'm gonna put Romeo's fate right smack dab …" followed by what?

No one I've asked knows what those next few words are. Can you tell me?
—Kathy Sager, Milwaukee

DEAR KATHY: In William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," the fate of both key characters is the principal storyline.

In the 1964 hit song, it is the singing Romeo's hope to "find work tomorrow," thus avoiding a tragic ending for he and his Juliet. Optimistically, the plan, as well as the complete verse, is to "put Romeo's fate right smack dab on a date."

All of which is a roundabout way to say it's either get a gig or get dumped.

DEAR JERRY: An album I bought in the 1970s is the "Mahogany" soundtrack (Motown M6-858), and on the front cover it states "A Berry Gordy Film, Diana Ross in Mahogany."

Then just recently I spotted a very similar looking Motown LP (label only) on eBay, again with "A Berry Gordy Film, Mahogany, a Paramount Picture" prominently shown. This one is numbered M6-861.

Because the label image was small, I could not make out the tracks.

With only three numbers between them, this one must have also come out the same time as the film. Is it merely a repackage of M6-858?
—Sam Hobart, Clovis, N.M.

DEAR SAM: If the image were easier to read, you would know the only connection between the "Mahogany" soundtrack LP (M6-858) and M6-861 is they both include the "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)," along with the reference to it being from "A Berry Gordy Film."

No other tracks appear on both albums.

The "Mahogany" soundtrack came out in October 1975, and the self-titled "Diana Ross" LP followed in January '76. Both are fairly common.

IZ ZAT SO? One World's Fair reference in "Abercrombie Had a Zombie" that might be a mystery to most of the current population is "he never tried to wade in the Aquacade."

Billy Rose's Aquacade was a music, dance, and synchronized swimming show, and probably the Fair's most popular attraction.

While under the influence of multiple zombies, Abercrombie mistook the swimmers' venue for his personal wading pool.


Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail:   Visit his Web site:

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes



 (New York, NY) – 2012 marks the ten year anniversary of BRAD’s long out-of-print, third studio album, Welcome To Discovery Park.  To celebrate, Welcome To Discovery Park (originally released in August, 2002 on Redline Entertainment) will be re-issued in several configurations, including for the very first time, limited-edition 2LP gatefold vinyl.   

In addition, the release will be made available as a digipak CD and also as a digital download through all digital service providers.  Each configuration will include 2 bonus tracks (previously unavailable in North America) – “It Ain’t Easy” and “Make Me Crazy.”

New album artwork for Welcome To Discovery Park has been newly re-designed and created by BRAD drummer, Regan Hagar.

“Crazy how time flies!!  BRAD is very proud to be re-issuing our third record. One of my favorite BRAD tracks of all time is the stark and simple ‘Takin’ It Easy,’ the stunning melody and emotion in Shawn’s voice never fails to make me smile. We hope if some of you have been having a hard time finding …Discovery Park, this will brighten your day.  And if you haven’t heard about it, check it out,” says Stone Gossard. 

The reissue of Welcome To Discovery is the first in a series of Razor & Tie BRAD catalog re-issues.  2013 will also see the release of additional BRAD titles in multiple formats.

The Welcome To Discovery Park pre-order bundles are as follows:

* TIER ONE: CD only
* TIER TWO: Vinyl only (2LP gatefold vinyl)
TIER THREE: CD, Vinyl  (2LP gatefold vinyl) and T-Shirt

Formed in 1992, BRAD originated as an official side-project that developed into something much deeper for fans and band alike. Anchored by Shawn Smith’s astonishing vocals, the band’s soulful rock sound has spawned four official studio albums. Over the years, Brad has toured off/on and also performed on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Track List:
1. Brothers and Sisters
2. Shinin’
3. Drop It Down
4. Never Let Each Other Down
5. If You Could Make It Good
6. Revolution
7. Takin’ It Easy
8.  Sheepish
9.  All Is One
10. Couch T-Bone
11.  La La La
12.  Yes, You Are
13.  Arrakis
14.  It Ain’t Easy (Bonus Track)
15.  Make Me Crazy (Bonus Track)

You Can Also Pre-Order HERE


Heart's Kicking & Dreaming The Long Awaited Memoir From Ann And Nancy Wilson In Stores Now!

Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

The mystery of "Magic Man." The wicked riff of "Barracuda." The sadness and beauty of "Alone." The raw energy of "Crazy On You." These songs, and so many more, are part of the fabric of American music. Heart, fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fans everywhere classic, raw, and pure badass rock and roll for more than three decades. As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy have always stood apart—certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists.

In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with the help of critically acclaimed and bestselling music biographer Charles R. Cross, recount a journey that has taken them from a gypsy-like life as the children of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen back roads of Vancouver, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success—and sometimes excess. In these pages, readers will learn the truth about the relationship that inspired "Magic Man" and "Crazy On You," the turmoil of inter-band romances gone awry, the reality of life on the road as single women and then as mothers of small children, and the thrill of performing and in some cases partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and other rock legends. It has not always been an easy path. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a childhood stutter, body image, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the pain and disappointment of fertility issues and a failed marriage but ultimately found love again and happiness as a mom. Through it all, the sisters drew from the strength of a family bond that trumps everything else, as told in this intimate, honest, and uniquely female take on the rock and roll life.

Throughout their career, Ann and Nancy have never found an answer to the question they are most frequently asked: "What is it like to be a woman in rock and roll?" Kicking and Dreaming puts that question to bed, once and for all.

Buy it Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll


Aerosmith Announce New Fall 2012 Tour Dates

Aerosmith just announced dates for the second leg of The Global Warming Tour which will launch on November 8th.  Aerosmith spent the summer on the road with classic rock favorites, Cheap Trick, and the two bands will continue their musical friendship this fall.

Aerosmith Fall 2012 Tour:

 11/8 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Chesapeake Energy Arena
 11/11 — Wichita, Kan. — INTRUST Bank Arena
 11/14 — Kansas City, Mo. — Sprint Center
 11/16 — Austin, Texas — Erwin Center
 11/20 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden
 11/23 — Atlantic City, N.J. — Revel Resorts – Ovation Hall
 11/25 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
 11/27 — Toronto, Ontario — Air Canada Centre
 12/1 — Las Vegas, Nev. — MGM Grand Garden Arena
 12/3 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Staples Center
 12/6 — New Orleans, La. — New Orleans Arena
 12/9 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
 12/11 — Tampa, Fla. — Tampa Bay Times Forum
 12/13 — Nashville, Tenn. — Bridgestone Arena


album cover art of the day:

BLOODBOUND To Release 'In The Name Of Metal' In November

Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND will release their fifth full-length CD, "In The Name Of Metal", on November 7 via AFM Records

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


album cover art of the day (part two):

Gloria Morti Album Cover Art

Gloria Morti has recently announced the the new album 'Lateral Constraint' is scheduled for release in November, 2012.   The album was recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at D-studio and SoundSpiral, with mastering handled by Svante Försback at Chartmakers and cover artwork by Björn Goosses.


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Top Ten Bestselling Vinyl Records At SoundStageDirect

1.  In The Groove Vinyl Record Cleaner
2. Mark Knopfler - Privateering
3. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
4. Bob Dylan - Tempest
5. Residents - Eskimo
6. The Band - Rock of Ages
7. Steely Dan -  Aja
8. Stevie Ray Vaughan Box Set (45RPM) (Pre-Order)
9.  Weezer (Blue Album) (Pre-Order)
10. Rolling Stones - Some Girls - Live In Texas '78


from our friends at

Top 10 Albums – September 17, 2012

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of September 11 – September 17, 2012:

1. Angels and Airwaves – Love Part I & II 4XLP
2. Quicksand – Slip LP
3. Underoath – The Changing of Times LP
4. Bad Books – II LP
5. Yellowcard – One For The Kids LP
6. Sleep – Dopesmoker 2XLP
7. Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence 2XLP
8. The Starting Line – Direction LP
9. Pedro The Lion – It’s Hard To Find A Friend LP
10. Blaqk Audio – Bright Black Heaven 2XLP


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 9/10 - 9/16, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Bob Dylan - Tempest
2. The xx - Coexist
3. Paper Route - The Peace Of Wild Things
4. David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
5. Luella & The Sun - Luella & The Sun 10"
6. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
7. Cat Power - Sun
8. Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World
9. Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
10. Wanda Jackson - Tore Up 7"
11. Turbo Fruits - Butter
12. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
13. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
14. Rayland Baxter - Feathers & Fishhooks
15. Ty Segall - The Hill 7"
16. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
17. Calexico - Algiers
18. My Morning Jacket - Outta My System: Remixes 12"
19. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Magic Door
20. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
21. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
22. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
23. Shovels & Rope - O' Be Joyful
24. Wild Nothing - Nocturne
25. Seapony - Falling