Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Rage Against the Machine - XX, commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album by a great American rock band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Originally released in November 1992, Rage Against the Machine signaled the arrival of a revolutionary musical force, a band straddling the worlds of hip-hop and heavy metal with a scorching streetwise sound that rapped and rhymed hardcore across a musical backdrop as menacing and inspirational as graffiti. Rage Against the Machine entered the popular lexicon as more than just a revolutionary American rock band, the group's very name provided a rallying battle cry for the ongoing struggles for liberation--psychic and political--on planet earth.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band's literate and politically-charged debut album. Driven by Tom Morello's unmistakeable guitar wallop and vocalist Zack de la Rocha's salient bulletins from the front, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, Rage Against the Machine - XX will be available as a CD in three configurations: 1) 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12" 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster; 2) 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and 3) 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12" 180gm vinyl editions--a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction--of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

Compact Disc One of the newly remastered Rage Against the Machine - XX will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original Rage Against the Machine demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band's deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of Rage Against the Machine - XX marks the first time the entire RATM demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine's historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making "Killing in the Name" the UK's Number One Single during Christmas week 2009. Also included is the band's groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage's debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994 which features the full set of RATM's first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

Rage Against the Machine - XX will include new liner notes, penned especially for the band's 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

A full tracklist can be found HERE


T. Rex's 'The Slider' Anniversary Remaster

1972 was Marc Bolan's year ' and T.Rex 'The Slider,' the album that captures the 'First Man of Glam Rock' at his creative and commercial peak, has now been lovingly remastered for the first time by original producer Tony Visconti. This remastered version will be exclusively available in T.Rex ' The Slider 40th Anniversary Box Set scheduled for release by DMG's Edsel label on 26 November 2012.

Although Marc Bolan died in a tragic car accident in 1977, his influence is alive in the music of Suede, Oasis, Placebo and numerous left-field indie bands, in high profile commercials, and in cinema where his songs contributed enormously to the success of Billy Elliot. And as the first of the great ultra-glam pop icons, blending post-hippie exoticism with dashing Hollywood panache, Bolan's trailblazing and often outrageous style has left its mark on everyone from David Bowie to Lady Gaga.

Most extraordinary of all, as this new edition of The Slider so thrillingly reveals, Bolan's work sounds as vibrant now as it did when he was rewriting the pop rulebook during the early 1970s.

Now remastered for the first time by Tony Visconti, this classic album ' released in July 1972 on the back of three chart-topping T.Rex LPs ' provides a perfect snapshot of the era the press dubbed 'T. Rextasy' and is proof of Bolan's extraordinary and enduring appeal across the generations.

The Slider contained 2 UK Number 1 hit singles, Telegram Sam and Metal Guru - the latter famously regarded by Morrissey as 'pop perfection'. It was the first to bear the T. Rex Wax Co imprint, a seal of approval from EMI Records, who felt Bolan sufficiently important to warrant having his own record label. And it marked the climax of the most frenzied period of pop hysteria since Beatlemania a decade earlier, brilliantly captured in Born To Boogie, a documentary film based around T.Rex's groundbreaking concerts at the Empire Pool, Wembley in March 1972 and shot by Ringo Starr.

It was, screamed the headlines, 'The Day That Pop Came Back'. And The Slider, with its iconic cover photo of Marc Bolan in a Mad Hatter's hat, was confirmation of his extraordinary pop prowess.

T.Rex - The Slider captures Bolan at the peak of his writing ' from effortless 'Bolan Boogie' (Baby Strange, Baby Boomerang) to spellbinding melancholy (Ballrooms Of Mars, Mystic Lady), hard rocking 'Zep Rex' (Buick Mackane, Chariot Choogle) to pop poetry at its finest (Spaceball Ricochet, Rabbit Fighter).

Marc Bolan was a unique and extraordinary pop artist. The Slider, both intensely personal and hugely accessible, was and remains a unique and extraordinary album. This expansive, lovingly produced T.Rex ' The Slider 40th Anniversary Box Set, now tells the full story for the first time. As well as producer Visconti's remaster of the original 13-track album, there are B-sides and numerous outtakes, including a previously unreleased demo of the title track from Visconti's private collection.



To commemorate 20 years since Rancid’s inception in 1992, this boxset contains 92 sides of music - 46 re-mastered 45rpm 7”s housed in this [leather] boxset. This truly is the essentials - fully documenting twenty years of Rancid in audiophile quality & top-of-line digs.

Boxsets come in three different versions:

• Red Vinyl (1000pcs)    • White Vinyl (Ltd. Ed. 500pcs)    • White Vinyl w/ Red Splatter (Ltd. Ed. 500pcs)

7” Boxset Includes:
• Self-Titled 7” EP (1992)
• Rancid (1993)
• Let’s Go (1994)
• …And Out Come The Wolves (1995)
• Life Won’t Wait (1998)
• Rancid (2000)
• Indestructible (2003)
• B Sides and C Sides (2007)
• Let The Dominoes Fall (2009)
• Let The Dominoes Fall (acoustic) (2009)

Order HERE


album cover art of the day:

ENDEZZMA: Debut Album Details Revealed

Norwegian black metallers ENDEZZMA will release their full-length debut, "Erotik Nekrosis", on November 28 in Europe and February 5, 2013 in the U.S. via Agonia Records.

Get more info at Blabbermouth


album cover art of the day, part two:

DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT: New Album Artwork Unveiled 

The mesmerizing album artwork (see below) for "Widowmaker", the new album by U.K. extreme metal band DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, was completed by Norwegian occult artist Sindre Foss, and its imagery creates the perfect foreshadowing of what you can expect to hear on their highly anticipated new release.

"Widowmaker", which is set for a November 6 release on CD and MP3 and a November 13 release on vinyl via Prosthetic Records, consists of three haunting tracks that combine into 40 minutes of pure aural debauchery.

Read more at Blabbermouth


Preview: GRRR! - Rolling Stones

Artist: Rolling Stones
Title: GRRR!
Release Date: November 12, 2012 (Worldwide except U.S.), November 13, 2012 (U.S.)
Label: ABKCO
Format(s): See Below

The Rolling Stones will commemorate their 50th anniversary with the career spanning hits set GRRR!, due out on November 12.

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Top 10 Albums – October 8, 2012

Here are the Top 10 Albums sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of October 2 – October 8, 2012:

1. Angels and Airwaves – Love Part I & II 4XLP
2. The Starting Line – The Early Years LP
3. Quicksand – Slip LP
4. Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album) LP
5. Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends LP
6. Anberlin – Vital 2X10?
7. Motion City Soundtrack – Making Moves 7?
8. The Starting Line – Direction LP
9. Mumford and Sons – Babel LP
10. Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension LP


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 10/01 - 10/07, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Mumford & Sons - Babel
2. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
3. Grimes - Visions
4. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
5. David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
6. Grizzly Bear - Shields
7. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
8. The xx - Coexist
9. Dinosaur Jr - I Bet On Sky
10. Bob Dylan - Tempest
11. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
12. Natural Child - For The Love Of The Game
13. MUSE - The 2nd Law
14. Wanda Jackson - Wanda Jackson 7"
15. Coathangers / Heavy Cream - split 7"
16. Tim Maia - Nobody Lives Forever: World Psychedelic Classics 4
17. Luella & The Sun - Luella & The Sun 10"
18. Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
19. Rayland Baxter - Feathers & Fishhooks
20. Turbo Fruits - Harley Dollar Bill$ 7"
21. Jack White - Blunderbuss
22. JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers
23. Skyblazer - Album
24. Radiohead - King Of Limbs
25. Majestico - Love Is God 7" 


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