Friday, March 2, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

SKELETONWITCH Gatefold Vinyl Reissues Coming Soon

Prosthetic Records will reissue "Breathing The Fire" and "Beyond The Permafrost" from American metal masters SKELETONWITCH at the end of March. The deluxe, limited gatefold packages will be made available to coincide with the band's U.S. tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NILE and HOUR OF PENANCE.

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More Record Store Day Releases

SideOneDummy Records Announce Three Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Releases

SideOneDummy Records is pleased to announce their continued support for the 5th annual Record Store Day. The label will be pressing some unique 7" singles from Flogging Molly, The Horrible Crowes, and Dave Hause all to be released on April 21, 2012.

Press Release

Flogging Molly and Side One Dummy recently dusted off the 2 inch tape from the Drunken Lullabies recording sessions and uncovered the original version of the title track mixed by engineer Steve Albini. The B-side will feature a previously unreleased acoustic version of "A Prayer For Me In Silence," a song that appears on the band's most recent album Speed of Darkness. The release will be pressed on red vinyl and limited to 2,000 copies.

The Horrible Crowes Records Store Day 7"was recorded during the band's in-store appearance on September 15, 2011 at Fingerprints Music, an independent record store located in Long Beach, CA. It features live versions of "I Witnessed A Crime" and "Blood Loss. " A limited pressing of 300 copies on blood red vinyl will be available exclusively at Fingerprints, with an additional 1,000 copies pressed on black vinyl that will be available at the 700+ other independent record stores around the United States..

Dave Hause' Resolutions is the first in a series of 7" releases on various independent labels. Hause, the front-man for Philadelphia based punk band The Loved Ones, is teaming up with Jade Tree Records, Chunksaah Records, Bridge Nine Records and Side One Dummy. Each release will feature Hause covering two songs from the respective label's catalog. Resolutions will feature covers of Audra Mae's "The River" (From the 2010 release The Happiest Lamb) and Flogging Molly's "Whistles The Wind" (From the 2004 release Within A Mile of Home.) The Hause originals "Resolutions" and "Melanin" will also appear on the release. The pressing is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl and 300 on white vinyl.


Metallica Record Store Day Vinyl Pressing

According to the band’s official site, the ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP will receive its third release for Record Store Day. After starting as a digital-only purchase and then to CD, the four-song collection will be available on vinyl.

Added in the post was this tidbit: “To add to the fun, this is no ordinary black vinyl release, but instead will be on silver vinyl with an exclusive Metallica sticker included in the package.” It will be available “at your favorite local record store and on”


'Drive' Soundtrack Headed For Vinyl Release

Last year's cult hit is scheduled to be released on vinyl via Invada, the Bristol-based label owned by Portishead's Geoff Barrow. The soundtrack is to hit the streets on 21st May.

The original soundtrack was one of the most praised aspects of the film, which featured Ryan Gosling as a stuntman/getaway driver and was released last year to generally rave reviews. Featuring original music by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx, Cliff Martinez, The Chromatics, Desire and Riziero Ortolani, amongst others, the soundtrack's digital release sold impressively well upon the film's release.

"I am very excited for Invada Records to release the Drive soundtrack on vinyl," said Barrow of the release. "It is nice to see good music allowed to play a pivotal role in a great film."


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THE LONESOME SAVAGES - "All Outta Love" EP 7" (Turk 009)

The Lonesome Savages are a Madison band featuring members of DEAD LUKE as well as ex-members of ZOLA JESUS. The first thing you'll notice about this release is Max Elliott's unmistakable howl, which you might recognize from his solo work on Sacred Bones Records. Alongside it you've got Dead Luke's searing leads (also from Sacred Bones Records along with Florida's Dying, Sweet Rot and Moon Glyph), and the original collaborator with his then-girlfriend (now ex-girlfriend), Nika/Zola Jesus. They've created a punkabilly masterpiece that teeters on Crampsesque infatuation but never really comes across as ripping them off. Just honest 50's inflected rock n roll revamped with elements of the current garage punk sound. This thing is loud as hell and the production straddles the line between blown out madness and vintage rock n roll warmness. The 7"'s digital download comes with an added 2 track solo digital single from Dead Luke! One unreleased track plus his cover of Suicide's "Ghost Rider"! Limited to 350 hand-numbered copies so they WILL go fast! First 100 are on color vinyl and available exclusively from the label directly.

Kind Turkey has some pretty fun upcoming projects in the works...

The Pharmacy's 4th LP "Stoned and Alone"
Natural Child 7"
Bare Wires 7"
Night Beats 7"

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never was a fan of drunk driving....people should be smarter than that....i applaud jack daniels for the pro-active approach...


Jack Daniel's Drinking School Featuring Zac Brown Band Aims to Inform Consumers About Responsible Consumption

LYNCHBURG, Tenn., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Daniel's announces that it has started a "drinking school," and it's not what most folks will think it is.

In fact, the "Jack Daniel's Drinking School" is a new way to educate consumers about responsible consumption through an on-line based program ( that provides helpful tips and reminders. Jack Daniel's is also debuting its new television campaign featuring two-time GRAMMY Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band sharing a message of loyalty and responsibility among friends and band members.

As part of a recently-formed partnership with Zac Brown Band, the Jack Daniel's Drinking School will offer concertgoers the opportunity to register for free designated-driver rides to and from select Zac Brown Band concerts in cities across the U.S. through BeMyDD. To receive one of the 100 free rides per eligible concert market, consumers must watch one of a series of online videos featuring the Zac Brown Band reminding folks to enjoy themselves, but to also take care of themselves as well as those around them. The videos are supplemented with information from leading expert organizations on responsible consumption and fighting drunk driving including The Century Council. Those who receive a free ride can also bring along up to three friends, ensuring the safety of many concertgoers as well as making the roads safer for others.

"Our emphasis on responsible consumption is incorporated into all of the ways we communicate with our friends across the country," said Jack Daniel's Senior Brand Manager Jennifer Powell. "The Jack Daniel's Drinking School is a great vehicle for this message and further proof of how strongly we feel about responsibility."

In addition to the free rides, the Jack Daniel's Drinking School offers concert attendees at select Zac Brown Band tour stops the opportunity to register as a designated driver for the evening of the show. Upon arrival at the concert venue, registered designated drivers can stop by a predetermined site to receive a Jack Daniel's Drinking School keychain and armband signifying their willingness to get their friends home safely following the show.

"Our partnership with Jack Daniel's provides concertgoers with a responsible solution to safely get to the show and back home," said BeMyDD President and CEO Arthur Simanovsky. "By letting BeMyDD do the driving, consumers can enjoy the evening with the peace of mind that they've made the responsible choice."

In addition to the Drinking School, Jack Daniel's is launching a national television campaign which includes a spot in which Zac Brown reminds viewers to "Protect Your Band" just as he and the rest of his crew feel it's their responsibility to take care of each other. The spot includes scenes of the band playing together and conveys a feeling of loyalty for those around you and love for what you do.

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All Star Cast Including Tim Robbins, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Ralph Steadman, Annie Ross And Others Bring Author's Masterpiece To Life With Music And Narration

"This is it. This is pure Gonzo!!"—Bill Cardoso

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 429 Records through an exclusive license with Paris Records, is set to release "THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED BY HUNTER S. THOMPSON"—featuring an all-star cast of musicians and actors led by Tim Robbins, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Ralph Steadman, Annie Ross, John Joyce III and Will Forte who bring Thompson's classic Gonzo reportage on the 1970 Kentucky Derby to life through spoken word and musical composition. Conceived by executive producer Michael Minzer, the project was produced by Hal Willner who brought together a stellar group of musicians led by composer and arranger Bill Frisell and including Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Ron Miles (trumpet), Eyvind Kang (viola), Doug Weiselman (woodwinds), Jenny Scheinman (violin), Hank Roberts (cello) and Kenny Wolleson (drums, percussion). Ralph Steadman does double duty portraying himself in the narration and contributing original artwork for the project. "THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED BY HUNTER S. THOMPSON" will be available on April 3rd.

In 2005, Paris Records founder Michael Minzer called up his friend Hal Willner with the idea of recording a definitive performance of an all time classic piece of journalism, "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved." Originally published in Scanlan's Monthly in June of 1970, it's the quintessential example of Hunter S. Thompson's uniquely humorous and piercing insight—the article that inspired the term Gonzo Journalism (coined by the late Bill Cardoso). Minzer and Willner had collaborated before on several "wide open" tributes to such literary luminaries as Allen Ginsberg's "The Lion For Real", William S. Burrough's "Dead City Radio" and Terry Southern's "Give Me your Hump!." Hal was friends with Ralph Steadman who's involvement was a major boost in getting the project off the ground. Hal also was able to enlist Tim Robbins as lead narrator and Bill Frisell to oversee the music and the project was off to the races so to speak.

Says Michael Minzer: "The big challenge was to match Bill's sharply drawn moody vignettes with the perfect segments of a very long reading. When we realized that it all worked out beautifully, Hal just said 'I told you I had worked on this!''

Says Tim Robbins: "I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this project—who could say no to such an opportunity to toast the king of Gonzo journalism? It's been a great pleasure diving into the chaotic, genius prose of Hunter and I feel flattered to be working with such a stellar group of creative folks like Hal Wilner, Ralph Steadman, Bill Frisell and Michael Minzer who made it come alive so brilliantly."

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and in music history for march 2nd:

In 1955, Bo Diddley has his first recording session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, where he lays down "Bo Diddley", which will top the US R&B chart by the following June.

In 1955, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black performed at Porky's Rooftop Club in Newport, Arkansas.

In 1960, after completing his military service with the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32nd Armor, Elvis Presley left Germany. On his way back to America, he set foot on UK soil for the first and only time when the plane carrying him stopped for refueling at Prestwick Airport in Scotland.

In 1961, the Everly Brothers had their third UK #1 single with the two sided hit "Walk Right Back" / "Ebony Eyes".

In 1963, the Four Seasons score their third consecutive Billboard #1 with "Walk Like A Man". It made #12 in the UK. During the recording session, the room directly above the studio caught fire, and smoke and water began pouring in. Producer Bob Crewe was so intent on finishing the production that he blocked the studio door and continued recording until firemen broke the door down.

In 1963,the Cascades achieved their only Billboard Top 40 hit when "Rhythm Of The Rain" topped out at #3. The song was also a top 5 hit in the UK.

In 1963, Chubby Checker hosted a "Limbo Party" at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, featuring performances by Marvin Gaye, the 4 Seasons, the Crystals, Lou Christie, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Paul & Paula, and Dick and Dee Dee.

In 1964. "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles was released in the US.

In 1967, in Studio A at Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, Diana Ross and the Supremes began recording "Reflections." The track was completed on May 9, 1967.

In 1967, At the ninth annual Grammy Awards, Frank Sinatra wins Record of the Year for "Strangers in the Night" and Album Of The Year for "Sinatra, a Man and His Music". Song of the Year goes to John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "Michelle" and The New Vaudeville Band wins Best Contemporary Rock and Roll Recording for "Winchester Cathedral".

"Summertime Blues" by Blue Cheer was released in 1968. They recorded their version of "Summertime Blues" in 1967 and included it on their 1968 release called 'Vincebus Eruptum.' The single peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, pushing the sales of the album even higher to #11. While not as widely played or recognized as The Who version, it certainly is more distorted with a far more intense guitar sound. This version was ranked #73 on the list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" of Rolling Stone.

In 1969, at the 11th Grammy Awards, Glen Campbell is presented with Album Of The Year honors for "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" is named Record Of The Year. Jose Feliciano is dubbed Best New Artist and the Bobby Russell composition "Little Green Apples" is given the nod as Song Of The Year. Mason Williams won Best Instrumental Performance for "Classical Gas" and Judy Collins takes home a statue for Best Folk Performance for "Both Sides Now".

In 1974, Terry Jacks, who had left The Poppy Family in 1970, had the top song in the US with "Season's In The Sun". The tune was originally written in French, titled "Le Moribund" ("The Dying Man") and recorded as an album cut by The Kingston Trio. It was recommended by Jacks to The Beach Boys, who did record it, but declined to release it. Their decision worked out well for Jacks, who sold over eleven and a half million copies of the record.

Also in 1974, Stevie Wonder is presented with five Grammy Awards during ceremonies held at the Hollywood Palladium. He is honored for Album of the Year ("Innervisions"), Best Pop Vocal Performance ("You Are the Sunshine of My Life"), Best R&B Song ("Superstition"), Best R&B Vocal Performance ("Superstition") and Best Engineered Recording ("Innervisions").

In 1975, Los Angeles Police pull over Paul McCartney's Lincoln Continental for allegedly running a red light. They detect the smell of marijuana and arrest Linda McCartney for having six to eight ounces of the drug in her pocketbook. Paul was driving but is not charged with anything.

In 1983, Sony, Philips and Polygram introduce a revolutionary new digital audio system called a Compact Disc that contains up to 1 hour of music.

In 1984, Hollywood's Gold Star Recording Studios closed after 34 years of operation. The list of artists who recorded some of their biggest hits there includes Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, the Chipmunks, Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Sonny & Cher, Buffalo Springfield, Duane Eddy, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, the Ronettes, Dick Dale, the Righteous Brothers, Iron Butterfly, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Jan & Dean, Bobby Darin, the Monkees, the Band, the Go-Go's, the Association, Art Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Tina Turner. The building was eventually torn down to make room for a shopping plaza.

In 1988, Paul Simon's "Graceland" is named Record Of The Year at the 30th Grammy Awards. "Bring On The Night" by Sting is awarded Best Pop Vocal Performance and George Michael and Aretha Franklin win Best R&B Performance for "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)".

In 1989, Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premiered worldwide in a Pepsi commercial.

In 1991, 21 years after its initial release, "All Right Now" by Free reached #2 on the UK singles chart when it was reissued to coincide with its use in a Wrigley's Chewing gum TV ad.

In 1993, Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held the night before the fifteenth annual Grammy Awards. Despite the honor, he is furious over being given the acknowledgement off camera and not during the main presentations.

In 1999, Dusty Springfield died of breast cancer at the age of 59, after a five year battle. She would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame less than two weeks after she passed away, having placed 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970.

In 1999, the House of Blues opened in Las Vegas with Bob Dylan and a guest appearance by Bono.

In 2002, Jerry Lee Lewis was a no show at his induction into the Delta Music Hall of Fame when he didn't like the plane sent to pick him up.

In 2003, Hank Ballard, the writer and original performer of "The Twist", died at his Los Angeles home after suffering from throat cancer. His exact age is uncertain as most biographies say he was 66, but friends say he was actually 75. He originally released "The Twist" on the B-side of his 1959 tune "Teardrops On Your Letter", but after Chubby Checker took the song to number one, Ballard re-released his version and had a Top 30 hit with it as well in 1960. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

In 2004, Metallica opened the North American leg of their Madly in Anger tour in Phoenix, AZ.

In 2005, the iTunes Music Store reached 300 million songs sold.

In 2008, singer/guitarist Jeff Healy died of cancer at the age of 41.

In 2009, Liverpool Hope University launched a first-of-its kind Masters degree program based on the Beatles, Popular Music and Society, examining the studio sound and compositions of the Fab Four. Twelve students signed up, and former Miss Canada finalist Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy was the first to graduate.

birthdays today include (among others): Chris Martin (Coldplay) (35), Lou Reed (70), Mark Evans (AC/DC) (56), John Cowsill (Cowsills) (56) and Jon Bon Jovi (50)