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


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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


Rock and Roll Trivia Quiz- Test Your Knowledge About Songs and Music History

i was going through some old files and found this, i made this about three years or four years ago and thought it would be fun to test your memory!

1) We know that the 5th Dimension had a hit single with "Wedding Bell Blues," but they also released another 'couples song,' which was it?

A) One Less Bell To Answer
B) Wedding Song
C) Love Is Strange
D) To Know Him Is To Love Him

2) This Thurston Harris song was his only Top 40 charting song:

A) Kansas City
B) Someone To Love
C) Little Bitty Pretty One
D) Little Star

3) The Cowsills Biggest Single was:

A) The Rain, The Park & Other Things
B) Indian lake
C) Hair
D) Poor Baby

4) This Dovell's singer went solo in the 1960's and hit #2 in 1965 with 1-2-3:

A) Richard Barret
B) Ron Dante
C) Bobby Darin
D) Len Barry

5) This band burst on to the scene in 1969 with their hit "Venus":

A) Blue Cheer
B) Blue Magic
C) Blue Swede
D) Shocking Blue

6) This hard rock trio from San Francisco hit #13 with a remake of "Summertime Blues":

A) Blue Cheer
B) Blue Mink
C) Blue's Magoos
D) Blue's Image

7) This Canadian group, with Tom Cochrane on vocals, was able to land two hits on the Billboard Top 100:

A) Red Rockers
B) Red Rider
C) Redman
D) Redeye

8) The co-star of the classic TV show "My Three Suns," Don Grady, was able to land a hit in 1967 with this colorful band:

A) Yello
B) The Yellow Ballon
C) Yellow Orchestra
D) Yellow Bananas

9) While we are on the subject, what character did Don Grady play on "My Three Suns"?

A) Chip
B) Bert
C) Ernie
D) Robbie

10) Paul Simon wrote this tune for the Cyrkle:

A) Red Robin
B) Red Rubber Ball
C) Red Sunset
D) The Red Birds

11) Who gave the band Cyrkle their name?

A) John Lennon
B) Paul Simon
C) Ringo Starr
D) George Harrison

12) This army Sgt. scored big with "The Battle of the Green Berets":

A) Sgt. York
B) Sgt. Pepper
C) Sgt. Barry Sadler
D) Sgt. Jim Lowe

13) This song by Bullet is their only Top 40 hit:

A) White Lies, Blues Eyes
B) Green Tambourine
C) White Caps Of Dover
D) Brown-Eyed Girl

14) Booker T. & the MG's took this song to #3 in 1962:

A) Red Apples
B) White Snow
C) Green Onions
D) Black Cats

15) Jim "Dandy" Mangrum was the vocalist for what Southern rock band:

A) Black Oak Arkansas
B) Blackflag
C) Blackhawk
D) Black Crows

16) This band added the dreadful "oogachuga" to this classic song and hit #1 in 1974:

A) BJ Thomas
B) Blues Magoos
C) Blue Swede
D) Blue Stars

17) "Once Bitten Twice Shy" was a Top 40 hit for:

A) Great White
B) Whitesnake
C) White Lion
D) White Clouds

18) This bayou rocker hit #8 in 1969 with the song "Polk Salad Annie":

A) Billy Joe Blue
B) Al "Fingers" Green
C) Billy Bob Blue
D) Tony Joe White

19) This sweet band hit it big in August of 1970 with the song "Green-Eyed Lady":

A) Sugarloaf
B) Sugarland
C) Sweet Sugar
D) Sugar & Spice

20) This song by Dobie Gray was re-done by Uncle Cracker in 2003:

A) Driftwwod
B) Drift Away
C) Drifting Away With You
D) The Drift Dance

21) Cream scored a #6 hit in 1968 with:

A) White House
B) White Room
C) White Horses
D) White Hot Summer Love

22) "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane hit #8 in this year:

A) 1967
B) 1968
C) 1966
D) 1969

23) Originally a flop with Fleetwood Mac, this second band had much more success with a certain song:

A) Black Mamba
B) Black Magic Woman
C) Black Eyed Peas
D) Black Skies

24) What is the name of the band who out did Fleetwood Mac with their version of the song in question 23?

A) Santana
B) Beatles
C) Monkees
D) Cream

25) Donovan had some help recording his hit "Mellow Yellow" Who can be heard whispering in the background of this hit?

A) John Lennon
B) Harry Nilsson
C) Paul McCartney
D) Ringo Starr

26) Donovan returned the favor in this silly song by the Beatles:

A) I Am The Walrus
B) Bulldog
C) Yellow Submarine
D) Octupus's Garden

27) This brother and sister team on Nino Tempo and April Stevens went to #1 with this colorful ditty:

A) Deep Purple
B) Purple People Eater
C) Purple Lilacs
D) Soft Purple Lace

28) Who sang the song 1958 hit "Purple People Eater?"

A) Stan Getz
B) Sheb Wooley
C) Ian Glover
D) Joe P. South

29) Who originally recorded the song "Delta Dawn?"

A) Dolly Parton
B) Tanya Tucker
C) Judy Collins
D) Helen Reddy

30) This Van Morrison hit peaked at #23 on the Billboard charts in 1971:

A) Blue Thunder
B) Brown-Eyed Girl
C) Green Grass Of Home
D) Blue Money

31) This Black Sabbath cut peaked at #61 in 1970:

A) War Pigs
B) Paranoid
C) Sweetleaf
D) Iron Man

32) Bobby Vinton hit it big in 1963 with this hit:

A) Blue On Blue
B) Black and White
C) Blues Skies
D) Roses Are Red

33) Vinton also scored a #1 hit in 1963 with this song:

A) Roses Are Red
B) Red Rain
C) Blue Rain
D) Blue Velvet

34) Who wrote the classic rocker "Blue Suede Shoes?"

A) Elvis Presley
B) Jerry Lee Lewis
C) Carl Perkins
D) Little Richard

35) "My Baby Loves Lovin'" was a hit song for this band"

A) Rose Garden
B) Lemon Pipers
C) Vanity Fair
D) White Plains

36) Barry White's highest charted single was:

A) Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
B) I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
C) It's Ecstasy When You Lay Next To Me
D) You're The First, The Last, My Everything

37) Which band from Liverpool was the first to top the American charts?

A) Beatles
B) The Searchers
C) Peter and Gordon
D) Gerry and the Pacemakers

38) What was the first Lennon/McCartney song to land on the charts in America?

A) Please Please Me - Beatles
B) World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
C) From Me To You - Del Shannon
D) I Saw Her Standing There - Dion

39) Who was the lead singer on the Beach Boy's hit "Barbara Ann?"

A) Dennis Wilson
B) Al Jardine
C) Dean Torrence
D) Mike Love

40) What was the #1 song in the US when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?

A) In the Year 2525
B) Let It Be
C) Bad Moon Rising
D) Moon River



1. A
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. D
6. A
7. B
8. B
9. D
10. B
11. A
12. C
13. A
14. C
15. A
16. C
17. A
18. D
19. A
20. B
21. B
22. A
23. B
24. A
25. C
26. C
27. A
28. B
29. B
30. D
31. B
32. A
33. D
34. C
35. D
36. A
37. D
38. C
39. C
40. A