Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Fans Can Vote For 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

For the first time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning today and continuing through December 5th, the public can cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a "fans’ ballot" that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees.

Here is a list of the nominees:

Albert King (Eligible since 1988 - First nomination)

Chic (Eligible since 2003 - Seventh nomination (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013))

Deep Purple (Eligible since 1994 - First nomination)

Donna Summer (Eligible since 2000 - Fifth nomination (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Heart (Eligible since 2002 - Second nomination (2012, 2013)

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Eligible since 2006 - First nomination)

Kraftwerk (Eligible since 1996 - Second nomination (2003, 2013)

Marvelettes (Eligible since 1987 - First nomination)

Meters (Eligible since 1995 - First nomination)

N.W.A. (First year eligible)

Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Eligible since 1989 - First nomination)

Procol Harum (Eligible since 1993 - First nomination)

Public Enemy (First year eligible)

Randy Newman (Eligible since 1990 - Second nomination (2005, 2013)

Rush (Eligible since 1999 - First nomination)

You can vote at


Smashing Pumpkins 'Mellon Collie' Reissue On Vinyl

The Smashing Pumpkins' career-defining 1995 double LP 'Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness' has earned Diamond certification by the RIAA for sales of 10,000,000 discs and digital equivalent per disc (5 million copies of the double album). They also benefit from Emi Music's extensive reissue campaign honoring their legacy with a vinyl resissue. It drops December 3 in North America and December 4 internationally.

Vinyl Package
  • 4LP (180gram), Original album remastered for first time, 28 tracks
  • Remastered vinyl features the original record spread out over 8 sides (4 LPS) for the first time to ensure the optimum sound
  •  MCIS never before released on vinyl in the US (original vinyl previously released in the UK)
  •  Housed in 12x12 rigid slipcase with 2 books containing personal notes, new collage artwork, lyrics and more.

Rare Vinyl and Memorabilia at Annual WHFR Record Show

It's called the WHFR Record Show, but this fifth annual event at Henry Ford Community College features more than just vinyl records. A social event for collectors and music lovers, the show draws vendors selling and trading CDs, videos and music and pop-culture memorabilia.

Read more about it at The Detroit News


Fela’s Vinyl Box Set For Release

As activities to celebrate the life of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti gather momentum, Knitting Factory Records is set to release the second of the long-awaited vinyl re-issues from the FELA KUTI catalog.

The brand new Vinyl Box Set, Showbiz Trends was curated by Fela’s friend and collaborator, Ginger Baker, and it will hit the streets on October 9th. The box contains six albums chosen by Baker, a frequent Fela collaborator. They are 'Live with Ginger Baker' (1971), 'Roforofo Fight' (1972), 'Confusion' (1974),' Alagbon Close' (1974), 'He Miss Road' (1975) and 'Na Poi' (1976).

Also to be included in the box will be 12-page full-colour booklet with an essay by Baker and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist, Chris May


The Replacements Reunite For EP

The Replacements' Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson recently reunited to record a four-song EP to help pay guitarist Slim Dunlap's medical bills. The singer and bassist spent a day in a Minneapolis studio late last month to cut four cover songs that will be released as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl.

250 copies of the EP will be auctioned online and the proceeds will be donated to Slim Dunlap, The Replacements' guitarist from 1987 to 1991, who had a severe stroke in February this year.


album cover art of the day

Dabelyu Reveal Album Cover Art

Dabelyu, Spanish hard metallers have recently released the album cover art for their debut album. The album is called '11' and contains eleven tracks of authentic and genuine alternative metal with spanish lyrics.


WARLORD's 'Lost And Lonely Days / Aliens' To Be Reissued

Following the worldwide re-release of WARLORD's classic "Deliver Us" album, the Sons of A Dream Music label has announced that the band's "Lost And Lonely Days / Aliens" EP from 1984 will also receive the same remastering treatment and will be available worldwide from iTunes and AmazonMP3 on October 20. A CDand vinyl reissue will follow at a later date.

Read more at Blabbermouth


BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Guest On 'Rockline'

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's Eric Bloom and Donald "Buck" Dharma will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, October 31 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

Read more at Blabbermouth


album cover art of the day, part two

Trapt Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art, Release Date

California rockers Trapt have announced they'll be releasing their fifth studio album, Reborn, on Nov. 20. The record will be hitting stores via Epochal Artist Records and distributed via EMI Label Services and will be available in a standard version as well as a deluxe edition which will feature five acoustic songs from Reborn as well as the never before released fan-favorite "Avelyn."

Get the rest of the story at


The Mohawk Lodge Announce Release Date for New LP

The Mohawk Lodge will be launching their much anticipated new album Damaged Goods on October 23rd. Damaged Goods will be released on 180-gram vinyl and digitally. The album is available for pre-orders now.


articles of interest:

if you love album cover art, this is neat!

Bob Egan's 'Popspots' Returns Classic Pop Album Covers To Their Original Locations


near pittsburg, owning a record store is about adapting

Still Spinning: 720 Records in Lawrenceville has vinyl and more


inspiring story, well worth the read!

For the record: Music fan builds an archive of old record label


The Vinyl Closet in North Wales keeps feel, sound of records alive


for shits and giggles:

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John's Cheesy New Album Cover!


wonderful post at loudwire and the story behind the cover art!

Hooded Menace ‘Effigies of Evil’ Album Artist Goes in Depth on Creating Stunning Cover


GRIMEYS BEST SELLERS 9/24 - 9/30, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Mumford & Sons - Babel
2. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
3. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
4. Grizzly Bear - Shields
5. Fox Fun - Squawk 7"
6. The Killers - Battle Born
7. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
8. The xx - Coexist
9. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
10. Jamey Johnson - Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
11. David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
12. Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
13. Dinosaur Jr - I Bet On Sky
14. Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things 12"
15. The Wallflowers - Glad All Over
16. Woods - Bend Beyond
17. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
18. Joe Strummer - Rock Art & The X-Ray Style
19. Luella & The Sun - Luella & The Sun 10"
20. Band Of Horses - Mirage Rock
21. Bob Dylan - Tempest
22. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
23. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Never Is A Long Time 7"
24. Green Day - Uno
25. JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers