Monday, September 24, 2012

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.


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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.


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