Wednesday, June 20, 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 06/19/2012

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3. U2 Acthung Baby Made In Venezuela SONORODVEN LP - VERY VERY RARE - Excellent
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5. Harry Nilsson/Unknown - Without You UK 45 APPLE ACETATE
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8. ITALIAN JAZZ " HELEN MERRILL / UMILIANI " Parole e musica Top Rare RCA Lp
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Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: One of the music trivia blogs I read talked about Phillip Phillips, the 2012 American Idol winner, and that his new single, "Home," just debuted on Billboard at No. 10.

They also state that the nine songs above him are all in the same position as last week, but they don't say how unusual that is.

They also didn't say if the entire Top 10 ever remained exactly the same for two consecutive weeks.

This information does not seem to exist anywhere.
—Jennett Swanson, Blaine, Wash.

DEAR JENNETT: Actually it does, but only for someone curious and determined enough to pour over each individual weekly survey — which is exactly what I did for you, and for future generations.

Beginning with the first week of January 1950, I reviewed the Top 10 singles on every week's chart up to now (June 9, 2012), bringing to 3,195 the total number of surveys reviewed!

Having trudged through more than 1,600 charts without an unchanged Top 10 got me thinking it probably never happened. A few pages later I finally got a bite.

The Top 10 hits for August 28, 1982 are precisely the same as the week before (Aug. 21):

1. "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor)
2. "Hurts So Good" (John Cougar)
3. "Abracadabra" (Steve Miller Band)
4. "Hold Me" (Fleetwood Mac)
5. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Chicago)
6. "Even the Nights Are Better" (Air Supply)
7. "Keep the Fire Burnin'" (REO Speedwagon)
8. "Vacation" (Go-Go's)
9. "Wasted on the Way" (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
10. "Take It Away" (Paul McCartney)

Then, against even greater odds, I noticed that numbers 11 and 12 were also unchanged from the week before:

11. "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" (Melissa Manchester)
12. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Donna Summer)

Moving forward just seven months (April 2, 1983), I found not 10 or 12, but an unchanged Top 11:

1. "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson)
2. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (Culture Club)
3. "Hungry Like the Wolf" (Duran Duran)
4. "You Are" (Lionel Richie)
5. "Back on the Chain Gang" (Pretenders)
6. "We've Got Tonight" (Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton)
7. "Mr. Roboto" (Styx)
8. "Separate Ways" (World's Apart) (Journey)
9. "One on One" (Daryl Hall & John Oates)
10. "Twilight Zone" (Golden Earring)
11. "Come On Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners)

Nearly 21 years later (January 10, 2004), and now in the digital era, we find the last of these rare occurrences, once again with 12 titles:

1. "Hey Ya!" (OutKast)
2. "The Way You Move" (OutKast & Sleepy Brown)
3. "Milkshake" (Kelis)
4. "You Don't Know My Name" (Alicia Keys)
5. "Stand Up" (Ludacris & Shawnna)
6. "Walked Outta Heaven" (Jagged Edge)
7. "Suga Suga" (Baby Bash & Frankie J)
8. "Here Without You" (3 Doors Down)
9. "Slow Jamz" (Twista, Kanye West & Jamie Foxx)
10. "Me, Myself and I" (Beyonce)
11. "It's My Life" (No Doubt)
12. "Someday" (Nickleback)

In the midst of this research, I discovered three additional weeks when the Top 10 songs did not change, although two positions flip-flopped (Feb. 16, 1959; Dec. 19, 1992; and July 5, 1997). Then, in addition to the recent week you reference (June 9, 2012), there are three other weeks when positions one through nine stayed the same (Feb. 23, 1957; Jan. 17, 1981; and Jan. 25, 1997).

After all of the above was written, Mike Stenz (Riverside, Calif.) provided an accurate list of an unchanged Top 14, and one that I missed in my original research. Funny thing is, it is for the week of Aug. 19, 1978 ... and Aug. 19 is my birthday. Thank you, Mike!

1. "Three Times a Lady" (Commodores)
2. "Grease" (Frankie Valli)
3. "Last Dance" (Donna Summer)
4. "Miss You" (Rolling Stones)
5. "Hot Blooded" (Foreigner)
6. "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (A Taste of Honey)
7. "Love Will Find a Way" (Pablo Cruise)
8. "Copacabana" (Barry Manilow)
9. "Magnet and Steel" (Walter Egan)
10. "An Everlasting Love" (Andy Gibb)
11. "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Olivia Newton-John)
12. "Life's Been Good" (Joe Walsh)
13. "My Angel Baby" (Toby Beau)
14. "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

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

Red Hot Chili Pepper Announce Vinyl Singles  

The Red Hot Chili Peppers just announced a special vinyl release of nine 45's comprised of 18 new tracks from the 'I’m With You' sessions.. The sleeve artwork is being done by Kelsey Brookes, all of which will be able to be combined to form a larger piece of art.

Schedule for the nine releases:

1. August 14, 2012 - Strange Man / Long Progression
2. September 11, 2012 - Magpies / Victorian Machinery
3. October 2, 2012 - Never Is A Long Time / Love Of Your Life
4. November 6, 2012 - TBA
5. December 4, 2012 - TBA
6. December 18, 2012 - TBA
7. Early 2013 - TBA
8. Early 2013 - TBA
9. Early 2013 - TBA


freaky album cover art:

Decades Of Despair Reveals Album Cover Art

France's metal outfit Decades of Despair has recently revealed the cover artwork for the band's new album called 'Alive,' with artwork by Grindesign.


Threshold Release Details For New Album

UK based progressive metal band Threshold are set to release their new album called 'March of Progress' on August 31, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was recorded at Thin Ice Studios by Karl Groom and Richard West. The album marks the studio return of original vocalist Damian Wilson, who rejoined the band after the passing of Andrew McDermott last year.

1. Ashes
2. Return Of The Thought Police
3. Staring At The Sun
4. Liberty Complacency Dependency
5. Colophon
6. The Hours
7. That's Why We Came
8. Don't Look Down
9. Coda
10. Rubicon
11. Divinity (Bonus Track)


Animal Collective Reveal Album Cover Art, Tracklist

The album called 'Centipede Hz' is scheduled for release on September 4 via Domino Records. It will feature more of a traditional rock band sound according to Brian "Geologist" Weitz. "We got a little practice space in this barn on Josh [Dibb]'s mom's property and it was basically like being a garage band again," he recently told BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. "This one we wrote more as a rock band in a room and we wanted to record it that way as well."

1. Moonjock
2. Today's Supernatural
3. Rosie Oh
4. Applesauce
5. Wide Eyed
6. Father Time
7. New Town Burnout
8. Monkey Riches
9. Mercury Man
10. Pulleys
11. Amanita


from our friends at

Top 10 Albums – June 18, 2012

Here are the Top 10 Albums for the week of June 11 – June 18, 2012:

1. Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten LP
2. The Starting Line – Direction LP
3. At The Drive In – Vaya 10″
4. Gaslight Anthem – ’45 / You Got Lucky 7″
5. The Swellers – Vehicle City Blues 7″
6. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American 3XLP
7. The Menzingers – The Obituaries 7″
8. Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment LP
9. The Get Up Kids – Woodson 7″
10. We Came As Romans – To Plant A Seed LP

You can purchase these and other releases at ShopRadioCast


from our friends at

Relapse Top Ten Best Sellers

1. Death - Individual Thought Patterns (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
2. Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Digi Book 2xCD
3. Baroness - Yellow & Green Deluxe Hardbound Book 2xLP (Yellow - Opaque)
4. Baroness - Yellow & Green Standard 2xLP (Yellow A/B Green D/C)
5. Spawn of Possession -Incurso CD
6. Toxic Holocaust/Midnight - Japanese Benefit 7"
7. Death - Human (3CD Deluxe Reissue)
8. Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun - Deluxe 2xLP 180 Gram (Red/Black Marble)
9. Repulsion - Horrified
10. Dying Fetus -Reign Supreme CD (Limited Deluxe)


Sandi Thom to release new album "Flesh and Blood" on August 14th

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie,

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her No.1 platinum album Smile... It Confuses People and hit single I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the August 14th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album was recorded at 16 Tons studio in Nashville, Tennessee. It is Sandi's fourth album following 2010's critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves, which won Album of the Year at the Scottish Music Awards.

The first single, Sun Comes Crashing Down is available as a free download on It's currently No. 2 on the UK's Amazon Free Download chart.

Pre-order Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood is Sandi's second release on the independent label she founded and heads as CEO, Guardian Angels Records (distributed by Fontana, Universal).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavored Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

It features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowes member and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed; respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and a stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

"Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album," reflects Rich Robinson, "Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi's made a great record. It was a joy to work with her."

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and the duet with Buffy Sainte Marie on Big Ones Get Away.

"Sandi's writing is fantastic," says Shirley, "and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit."

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her "life-changing" love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple has been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. "My life just turned crazy," says Sandi. "Yet that's what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you."

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. "All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people," says Sandi. "With this album I've finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won't recognize me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me."

Sandi first gained widespread attention from a series of webcasts she staged from her London apartment which caught the attention of RCA Records, who released her debut album Smile... It Confuses People.

With supporters such as Paul McCartney, it entered the UK album sales chart at #1 fueled by the popularity of single Punk Rocker, which won an Ivor Novello award; it was also nominated for a BRIT award and a Digital Music Award. Sandi has sold over 2 million records worldwide, reaching No. 1's in UK, Ireland, Sweden and Australia, and has headlined world-renowned festivals such as Glastonbury and the Fuji Rock Festival.

In keeping with her webcast roots, Sandi currently releases a new cover song performance each week via Facebook and Youtube. She has 5 million Youtube views and counting...

Sandi will embark on a world tour this year, visiting the US, UK, Europe and Australia.

1. Help Me (4:34)
2. I Owe You Zero (3:24)
3. Flesh And Blood (4:28)
4. Sun Comes Crashing Down (4:03)
5. In The Pines (4:59)
6. The Big Ones Get Away (4:05)
7. Stormy Weather (4:31)
8. I See The Devil In You (3:55)
9. Rise As One (3:06)
10. I Love You Like A Lunatic (4:52)
11. Save Some Mercy For Me (4:37)
12. Lay Your Burden Down (5:40)

SOURCE Guardian Angels Records