Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

back to the regular posts and I hope that everyone took advantage of the MusicRecordShop.com Deal Of The Day posts.  Stop by the site, there's lots of classic rock to be had on vinyl!!!   We are close to the end of the contest for the steve miller LP (on the left), enter today!

been on the net, lots of things going on, here's some great stuff!

very cool write up at www.noisecreep.com about the guitar god, well worth the read....

Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday: Rock Historian Raises New Questions About Iconic Guitarist's Untimely Death


Track-by-Track Preview: People, Hell and Angels - Jimi Hendrix


C.F.A. Unveil Superhero Alter Ego's in the Band's First Comic Book


Continuing along with the mindset that rock n’ roll can still be fun, C.F.A. (Cody Foster Army) and Ripple Music are proud to present:"Cody Foster Army and the Smelter's Curse", a full color, 42 page, independently released comic book chronicling the band's superhero alter ego and their exploits in the City of Destiny.

The book was written and illustrated by Tacoma artist and author, Potter, who has plans for another 2 stories to the series, and possibly even more.

The book is a fun, tongue-in-cheek story of destruction, bravery and overcoming selfishness in an unforgiving world. This comedic sci-fi superhero adventure is light-hearted entertainment the whole family can enjoy whether you have a familiarity of the band or not! 100 Limited Edition signed and hand numbered copies are being made available at select locations, while individual print copies can be ordered through the Indy Planet web site.

You can purchase a digital copy for Android & iPad from Indy Planet Digital.

Limited Edition, signed and numbered copies will be available through the band or at the following select locations:

Rocket Records
3843 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-5186

Poison Apple
907 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402


Soon to be available on Kindle and other formats!




2013 Marks the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame; 27 Recordings Added to Collection Residing at the GRAMMY Museum®

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2012) — Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® collection. This latest round of inducted recordings helps celebrate 40 years of highlighting diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 933 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE.

"With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2013 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from AC/DC's Back In Black album to Frank Sinatra's recording of "Theme from 'New York, New York.'"

Also added to the highly regarded list are Billy Joel's "Piano Man," Paul McCartney & Wings' album Band On The Run, Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack," the Drifters' "On Broadway," Charles Mingus' album Mingus Ah Um, and self-titled albums from Elton John and Whitney Houston. Other inductees include the Broadway cast recording of "Lost In The Stars," and recordings by James Brown, Bob Dylan, Carlos Gardel, Buck Owens, Richard Pryor, and Little Richard, among others.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.
For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame or the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (to be broadcast live on Feb. 10, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network), please visit

For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, and www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

For a complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, please go to:


interesting perspective....

The Subculture of Vinyl Record Fans


story of a local record store:

The return of the record — Johnny’s, a haven for vinyl lovers, still going strong


vinyl did well again this year!

Holiday sales spin at indie record stores  -  Third annual 'Back to Black Friday' fills coffers at 1,200 retailers


Britain's rarest record – yours for £200,000

The 2014 edition of the Rare Record Guide lists 100,000 UK vinyl releases, from mindbendingly obscure 60s psych to ultra-rare Beatles and Sex Pistols acetates. But who collects these gems?


The 50 worst record sleeves of 2012


Vinyl's growth brings need for turntables


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Announce New Album, Push the Sky Away


Jimmy Page Talks About Upcoming Led Zeppelin Remasters


VOIVOD: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming


Pete Townshend’s Windmill Came from Keith Richards


Lynyrd Skynyrd "Homegrown" Video Released

Here's the newest video from the classic rockers, who by the way, still are kick ass in concert!


For shits and giggles, under the category of now I have seen everything.....I give you: "Guitar Pee!"

Billboard - Guitar Pee (ENG) from AlmapBBDO Internet on Vimeo.


and as a record collectors it pains me to see the way these records are stored.....

Vinyl Record Collectors Strike Gold in Corpus Christi

KiiiTV3.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases ~ November 27, 2012

ADULT. - Resuscitation (reissue)
Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
Amenra - Mass V
Atlas Genius - Through the Glass (EP)
Big Dipper - Big Dipper Crashes on the Platinum Planet
Blood of the Sun - Burning on the Wings of Desire
Blow Monkeys - Animal Magic
Blow Monkeys - Limping for a Generation
Brian Eno - LUX (vinyl)
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Spacegirl and Other Favorites (reissue) (vinyl)
Challenger - The World Is Too Much for Me
Climax Blues Band - Blues From the Attic
Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps
Curved Air - AirWaves - Live At The BBC Remastered / Live At The Paris Theatre
Dean Blunt - The Narcissist II
Delegation - Delegation II
Delegation - Eau De Vie
Dependency - Love Not Wasted
Dexy's Midnight Runners - At the Royal Court
Dragonette - Fixin to Thrill (vinyl)
Frank Zappa - Yellow Shark
Fulfillingness - First Finale (vinyl)
George McCrae - George McCrae
Grateful Dead - Spring 1990-So Glad You Made It (vinyl)
Hot Chip - In Our Heads (deluxe edition)
I Am Abomination - Let The Future Tell The Truth
Ian Matthews - If  You Saw Thro' My Eyes
Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc (vinyl)
John Zorn - Concealed
Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm
Joshua James - From the Top of Willamette Mountain
Judy Collins - Judy Collins Live at the Metropolitan Museum of
Junkie XL - Synthesized
K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Part 3
k-os - Black on Blonde
Last Call - Dog Years
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (vinyl)
M83 - Steve McQueen
Mestis - Basal Ganglia
Mouse on Mars - Wow
My Education - A Drink For All My Friends
Nektar - A Spoonful Of Time
Nico - Reims Cathedral - December 13, 1974 (remastered)
Pac Div - G.M.B.
Panos - Panos
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - Playlist: The Very Best of Wagoner & Parton
Radiators - Last Watusi
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (20th Anniversary Edition)
Robin Guthrie - Fortune
Skyy - Skyy Line
Sleeping Bag - Women of Your Life
Solange Knowles - True
Soup Dragons - 20 Golden Greats
Star Slinger - Ladies in the Back (EP)
Stereolab - Dots and Loops (reissue) (vinyl)
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (reissue) (vinyl)
Steve Goodman - Steve Goodman/Somebody Else's Troubles
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness First Finale (vinyl)
Tea Party - Reformation Tour: Live in Australia (vinyl)
Teen Mom - Mean Tom
The Child of Lov - Heal (7")
The Jam - Classic Album Selection (6-CD box set)
The Pogues - The Pogues in Paris (4-disc box set)
The Sea and Cake - The Sea and Cake (reissue) (vinyl)
The Very End - Turn Off The World
The Winter Sounds - Runner
Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal
Throbbing Gristle - Desertshore / The Final Report
Times New Viking - Over & Over (vinyl)
Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From First Psychedelic
Various Artists - Glee: The Music - Season 4 Vol 1
Wanda Jackson - Rockin' With Wanda
Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block - Wu-Block