Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

2013 Record Store Day Releases

from Wax Poetic, a blog about vinyl records, box sets, and the one and only Record Store Day and their numerous releases.  I won't post the list here, as the man says, he spends a lot of time and energy to compile the list, give credit where credit is do and a thank you from all vinyl lovers:

Record Store Day 2013/RSD #6—April 20, 2013 #RSD13 Release List..198 TITLES AND GROWING


Jimi Hendrix Photo Used As the Official Poster for 6th Annual Record Store Day


find this to be intriguing, will have to learn more and get back to you:

Out of Press Vinyl Pledge Site Beat Delete Launched by Ninja Tune

Launched at the start of 2013, Beat Delete is a specialised Kickstarter, a website which allows fans to potentially rescue lost vinyl releases.

Customers can pledge to buy a copy of a record currently out of stock by the label. When a certain level of pledges have been made, the record will be re-pressed and once again will become available to the wider world. In many cases, pledgers will receive numbered or exclusive limited editions, or other benefits outlined for each release.

Developed from an idea by a Ninja Tune employee and “powered” by the same label, the 2013 launch of Beat Delete responds to the lasting impact of the fire at the Sony-DADC warehouse in Edmonton during the summer 2011 riots which destroyed 3.2m releases. For independent labels, the cost of re-pressing the small releases that make up the bulk of their catalogue is hard to justify. According to the Beat Delete press release:

"It’s easy enough to put in an order of 1000 copies of something you know will sell through in a matter of weeks, but what about that record that may take several years to recoup the investment? That means warehousing costs on top of expensive shipping and manufacture, and many labels can’t afford to take that risk. As a result, we’re all – as music buyers – impoverished. There is less choice, less chance of coming across a little gem, less excitement. This is particularly true of vinyl, where the costs of re-pressing small quantities of a record are prohibitively high."

Since the beta launch of the site at the start of the year there have been steady orders. King Geedorah's - Take Me To Your Leader on Big Dada has been fully funded, Amon Tobin's Permutation and Bricolage LPs are both 80% complete, while Bonobo, Hexstatic, Roots Manuva and more are waiting for your support...

Beat Delete is already supported by the following labels: Accidental, Ninja Tune, Beggars, Big Dada, Brainfeeder, Cat Skills, Domino, Sunday Best, Tru Thoughts.

Beat Delete will be looking to consistently add new record labels and releases to the site. Any labels large or small who would like make available out of press products to the Beat Delete community please contact


always on the look out for interesting album cover art and i have another for you:

HOWL: New Album Cover Artwork, Trailer Released

Providence riff militia HOWL will unleash its second full-length of molten metal filth this April. Entitled "Bloodlines", the ten-track offering was recorded at the infamous Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Read more at Blabbermouth




The End are happy to announce the release of The Red Paintings latest EP, 'You're Not One Of Them' out April 16th. The EP showcases a selection of highlights and rare tracks from the band’s early releases, including the Australian radio hits ‘We Belong In The Sea’  and 'Pickles.’

‘You’re Not One Of Them’ has already picked up steam overseas ahead of the release, having been added to over 100 stations across the UK & Europe, including spins on XFM, Kerrang and BBC Radio.  The incredible video clip for the track follows a series of award-winning clips from the band which have been screened at film festivals worldwide.

Also included are tracks that fans will recognise from the band’s last US tour supporting the Dresden Dolls – their covers of ‘Sing’ and ‘Mad World’

1. You're Not One Of Them
2. Destroy The Robots
3. Sing
4. We Belong In The Sea
5. Pickles
6. Mad World

Having just returned from a 40-date tour spanning across Europe, the orchestral art rock group have been tapped as main support for Mindless Self Indulgence on 10 dates of their forthcoming US tour
Known for their vibrant stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, theatrics & more, The Red Paintings are often compared to acts like Radiohead, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins & The Arcade Fire. Having shared stages with the Dresden Dolls, Mindless Self Indulgence, Saul Williams, The Posies and Mogwai, The Red Paintings are one of those few acts that will take you on a journey into the future with a lively and visionary performance that is sure to inspire your mind and senses alike.

The Red Paintings Tour Dates:

April 20 @ The Fillmore, Detroit MICHIGAN *
April 21 @ House Of Blues, Cleveland OHIO *
April 23 @ Bogart’s, Cincinnati OHIO *
April 24 @ House Of Blues, Chicago ILLINOIS *
April 25 @ Mill City Nights, Minneapolis MINNESOTA *
April 26 @ Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS *
April 27 @ Ogden Theatre, Denver COLORADO *
April 28 @ In The Venue, Salt Lake City UTAH *
April 30 @ The Showbox, Seattle WA *
May 1 @ Roseland Theater, Portland OREGON *
* with Mindless Self Indulgence

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Having recently watched "Brigadoon" on television, I was a surprised to not hear "Come to Me, Bend with Me." I figured it probably was one of those segments that gets dropped or edited when they modify movies for TV.

However, because it's my favorite "Brigadoon" song, I ordered the original, full-length, theatrical version from Netflix.

Still, there was no "Come to Me, Bend with Me."

Now I'm really confused. Am I mistaken about this song being in "Brigadoon"?
—Norman R. Stewart, Brown Deer, Wis.

DEAR NORMAN: Yes and no.

In case you are even more confused now, here is the expository explanation.

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's "Brigadoon," a mythical Shangri-la-like village in the Highlands of Scotland, opened on Broadway March 13, 1947, at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

Sandwiched between "The Heather on the Hill" and "Almost Like Being in Love," was "Come to Me, Bend with Me," performed by Lee Sullivan.

The LP had not yet been invented, so, in what would be RCA Victor's first ever original cast album, there were five 78 rpm singles (RCA Victor K-7). In 1951 the "Brigadoon" original cast appeared for the first time on long-playing vinyl records (RCA Victor LOC-1001), and the first track on Side 2 is "Come to Me, Bend with Me."

After many years out of print, RCA Victor repackaged the original cast in 1981 (AYL1-3901).

All of RCA's original cast records include Pamela Britton's "My Mother's Wedding Day," an accounting of a wedding that turned into a drunken brawl spiced up with an alcohol-fueled tryst.

Considered a bit too rowdy at the time, "My Mother's Wedding Day" was not chosen for use in the upcoming (1954) MGM film soundtrack.

Stronger objections were made to "The Love of My Life," thus it did not appear on record until 1958, when the censors began to loosen their grip on pop culture.

"Brigadoon" became Lerner and Loewe's first truly successful musical, but Lerner alone wrote the screenplay, which he completed in 1953. Late that year, MGM began the recording sessions for the music to be heard in the film, including "Come to Me, Bend with Me," voiced by John Gustafsen.

At the time, the plan was to have Jimmy Thompson, the actor cast as Charlie Dalrymple, lip-sync to Gustafsen's audio track.

The film, starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, and Van Johnson, premiered in 1954.

Unfortunately, the "Come to Me, Bend with Me" and "There But for You Go I" sequences remained on the cutting room floor. Silly as it seems by modern standards, "My Mother's Wedding Day" and "The Love of My Life" were summarily scratched.

After these cuts, MGM was left with just enough film music to fill about one-half of the soundtrack album. But by reinstating "Come to Me, Bend with Me" (John Gustafsen) and "There But for You Go I" (Gene Kelly), plus some incidental music by the MGM Studio Orchestra, they beefed up the running time to nearly 30 minutes.

Inexplicably, the front cover and record label both state: "Recorded Directly from the Sound Track of the M-G-M CinemaScope Film." This is false, since roughly half of this LP (MGM E-3135) is material that is neither in the film nor on the sound track.

MCA reissued this MGM soundtrack in 1986 (MCA-39062), providing you with one more source for "Come to Me, Bend with Me."

Finally, in 1958, a "Brigadoon" studio cast came out with "My Mother's Wedding Day" and "The Love of My Life," both brilliantly performed by Susan Johnson. Also headlining this cast are Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy, and Frank Porretta.

Except for the 1958 "Brigadoon" (Columbia CL-1132) — widely regarded as the most desirable collection — all of the above records, plus several others not discussed here, are easily available on compact discs for less than $10.

IZ ZAT SO? So what is it about "The Love of My Life," a truly marvelous song, that spooked the producers for so many years?

What we have here is a 16-year-old Scottish lass, whose father encourages her to "audition" several candidates in search for a husband.

One by one, her outdoor overnight rendezvous in the glen end badly. Not once does she find the love of her life. Ever the optimist, before spending the night with each lad, she is convinced he is the real love of her life.

For all we know, she may still be conducting interviews.

To give you an idea, here's the official summary of applicant number one:

At sixteen years I was blue and sad
Then father said I should find a lad
So I set out to become a wife
And found the real love of my life

His name it was Chris, and the last was McGill
I met him one night pickin' flowers on the hill
He had lots of charm and a certain kind of touch
And a certain kind of eagerness that pleased me very much
So there neath the moon where romance often springs
I gave him my heart … and a few other things
I don't know how long that I stayed up on the hill
But the moon had disappeared, and so had Christopher McGill

So I went home and I thought I'd die
Till father said, make another try
So out I went to become a wife
And found the real love of my life

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 2013 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

still waiting to hear back from the winner in the Razor and Tie Joe Jackson Test Pressing Contest so i will announce the winner as soon as possible!

I will be running another contest for the weekend, so stay tuned!


stunning album cover art:

Spiritual Beggars Reveal Album Cover Artwork

Sweden's classic rockers Spiritual Beggars finished work on their 8th studio album release called, 'Earth Blues,' which celebrates their 20th anniversary as a band. The album will be released via InsideOut on April 15th, 2013 in Europe and April 16th in North America. 


SODOM: 'Epitome Of Torture' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed 

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release their new studio album, "Epitome Of Torture", on April 29 in Europe and May 7 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


album cover art of the day:

GLORYFUL To Release 'The Warrior's Code' In May 

German metallers GLORYFUL will release their debut album, "The Warrior's Code", on May 24 via Massacre Records.

Read more at Blabbermouth


Q&A: Jack White on New Dead Weather and Solo Tracks, Radio City Walk-off


great read about a local record store

Local music stores cashing in on resurgence of vinyl records


neat story behind the scenes, heck, someone has to fix the old turntables!

Analog audio making comeback thanks to turntable restorers


Rare Electric Light Orchestra Recordings


Previously Unreleased Bob Dylan Songs Coming for Record Store Day


Tool Unleashing Limited-Edition ‘Opiate’ EP Reissue


Foreigner's Mick Jones on the Classic Rock Staple That Changed His Life, Collaborating With Ozzy Osbourne


Deep Purple Reveal New Album Title, Single Release Date


Frank Zappa’s ’200 Motels’ to Make Full-Length Live Orchestral Debut


and for all you drinkers out there:

AC/DC Beer Now Available in Europe


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 2/18 - 2/24, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
2. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
3. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
4. Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth
5. Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
6. Shovels & Rope - O Be Joyful
7. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
8. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
9. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
11. Night Beds - Country Sleep
12. Marcos Valle - Previsao do Tempo
13. Marcos Valle - Vento Soul
14. Ben Harper w/ Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
15. Pissed Jeans - Honeys
16. Jesus & Mary Chain - Sound Of Speed
17. Local Natives - Hummingbird
18. Tame Impala - Lonerism
19. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
20. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
21. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
22. Arcade Fire - Funeral
23. My Morning Jacket - Z
24. Jeffrey Novak - Baron In The Trees
25. Blind Willie McTell - Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Music Releases - February 26, 2013

10,000 Maniacs - Music from the Motion Picture
10cc - Deceptive Bends
10cc - How Dare You!
50 Cent - Street King Immortal
Alcoa - Bone & Marrow
Alice Russell - To Dust
Apparitions - Kiss Me Sleeping
Arctic Monkeys - Favorite Worst Nightmare (reissue) (vinyl)
Atoms For Peace - AMOK
Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
Bear Ceuse - Don Domestique
Bill Frisell - Silent Comedy
Boy - Mutual Friends
Braid/Balance and Composure - Split (EP)
Bret Michaels - Good Songs & Great Friends
Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys - The Street Giveth...And The Street Taketh Away
Clint Mansell - Stoker (soundtrack)
Corrosion of Conformity - Corrosion of Conformity
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
Deathfix - Deathfix
Doldrums - Lesser Evil
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors - Good Light
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon
Fanny - Fanny
Freddie King - The Complete King Federal Singles
Girl Names - The New Life
Gold Fields - Black Sun
Golden Grrrls - Golden Grrrls
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 25 - 5/10/78 New Haven, CT, 5/11/78 Springfield, MA (4 CD set)
Grave Babies - Crusher
Greg Lake - Songs of a Lifetime
Hello People - Fusion
Ivan and Alyosha - All the Times We Had
Jeff Healey - House on Fire: Demos & Rarities
Joan Armatrading - Starlight
John Zorn - Lemma
Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson - Every Song Tells a Story
Johnny Marr - The Messenger
Justin Hayward - Spirits Of The Western Sky
KMFDM - Kunst
Kavinsky - Outrun
Kinks - Give the People What They Want (reissue)
Kinks - Low Budget (reissue)
Kinks - Misfits (reissue)
Kinks - Preservation: Act 1 (reissue)
Kinks - Preservation: Act 2 (reissue)
Kinks - State of Confusion (reissue)
Kinks - The Kinks Present a Soap Opera (reissue)
Kinks - Word of Mouth (reissue)
Metal Mother - Ionika
Mister Lies - Mowgli
Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple
Nektar - Journey to the Centre of the Eye (reissue)
Nick Drake - Pink Moon (reissue) (vinyl)
Pearl Necklace - Soft Opening
Permanent Makeup - Void It Creeps
Player - Baby Come Back
Plumb - Need You Now
Popstrangers - Antipodes
Rod McKuen - Listen to the Warm: Deluxe Edition
Rod McKuen - Sold Out at Carnegie Hall: Deluxe Edition
Rolling Stones - Between the Buttons (reissue)
Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis (reissue)
Rolling Stones - Singles Collection: The London Years (reissue)
Sally Shapiro - Somewhere Else
Saxon - Sacrifice
Shout Out Louds - Optica
Small Houses - Exactly Where you Wanted to Be
The Fabulous Thunderbirds - On the Verge
The Lovely Bad Things - The Late Great Whatever
The Mavericks - In Time
The Sharp Things - Green Is Good
Traffic - When the Eagle Flies (reissue)
Various Artists - Dick Clark's Jukebox Gems
Various Artists - A Concert for Kirsty MacColl
Various Artists - EMI Eminence: Original Jacket Collection (50-CD box set)
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Vintage France
Various Artists - Reason to Believe: Songs of Tim Hardin
Various Artists - Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Muse
Various Cruelties - Various Cruelties
Ventures - Another Smash! (reissue)
Ventures - Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (reissue)
Ventures - The Colorful Ventures (reissue)
Ventures - The Ventures (reissue)
Ventures - Walk, Don't Run (reissue)
Vietnam - an A.merican D.ream
Wake Owl - Wild Country EP
Wayne Hancock - Ride
Who - Odds & Sods  (reissue)
Who - The Kids Are Alright (reissue)
Who - The Who by Numbers (reissue)
Who - Who Are You (reissue)
Woodpigeon - Thumbtacks + Glue
Yacht Rock Revue - Yacht Rock Revue


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

still waiting to hear back from the winner in the Razor and Tie Joe Jackson Test Pressing Contest so i will announce the winner as soon as possible!

We had run a Spin-Clean Record a couple of  weeks ago (congrats to the winners!)  If you missed out you have another chance!

Go to MusicStack  for more information


George Harrison, ‘The Quiet Beatle’, would have turned 70 today, February 25.


from our friends at Releapse

Call Of The Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path LP (White) 3/19/13

Rarely does a debut record come bursting out of the gates this ferociously angry and, frankly, awesome.  Stirring up a pissed off mix of Napalm Death and His Hero Is Gone, Colorado’s CALL OF THE VOID pound out a furious ten song grand f*ing slam of a record.
Pressing Information:
Black Standard Gram x 700
White x 300
Clear x 100 (Do Not Request Clear)

Order at Relapse

Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay 2xLP (Yellow) 5/2/13

 NEUROSIS’ critically acclaimed, tenth studio album, Honor Found In Decay, will see its official vinyl release on February 5th via Relapse Records/Neurot Recordings. This deluxe 2xLP edition comes packaged in a gorgeous Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket and is accompanied with a stunning 16 page LP sized Booklet. The audio was cut directly from the original studio master tapes and pressed on 180 gram weight vinyl.
Order at Relapse

i'd get this just for the cover art!
Incantation - Diabolical Conquest 2xLP (Black) 3/8/13
Reissue on Hells Headbangers! Comes with a killer engraving on side "D"

Order at Relapse


some great new vinyl from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Original Soundtrack - West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice

In 1993 the world was startled by the horror story of the murder of three 8-year old boys near Memphis, Tennessee. Three local teenagers were arrested and given life sentences, one of them was to be executed. Then in 2011, after a tireless campaign involving rock stars, movie actors and supporters from the public the three were released. These famous people all contributed to create awareness and prove the innocence of the three convicted men.

Famed movie director Peter Jackson decided to shoot a documentary on the subject, called West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice. Amongst others, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Patti Smith used their songs for various benefit activities for the case. Johnny Depp's version of Little Lion Man, as well as all the other songs on the soundtrack, played an important role in the life of prime suspect Damien Echols whose innocence was proven in 2011. After eighteen years in prison he declared: "Music has always played a huge role in my life. In my early years it allowed me to escape the crushing poverty I was born into. Then, when I was put on trial, it was music they used against me. My love of heavy metal was considered 'proof' that I was evil and a satanic murderer. And then, ultimately, it was music that helped to free me" said Damien Echols.
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Including tracks from Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story + Live LP
The Gun Club was formed by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, former head of the Blondie fan club in Los Angeles. By 1982, the band had signed to Blondie guitarist Chris Stein's Animal Records and temporarily relocated to New York to record their first major label album Miami (MOVLP630).
Following its success, the band recorded The Las Vegas Story (1984) which proved to be their most visionary and coherent record to date. Sonically, the band delivers heavy desert Rock, coloured by earthy slide guitars and primal rhythms – a unique blend of New Wave, Garage and Mod with a post-punk attitude. The Las Vegas Story benefited from an impeccable production, culminating in album highlights "Walkin' With The Beast", "Eternally Is Here" and "Give Up The Sum".
As a special bonus the first 1.000 copies of this record contain a live bonus LP. Don't miss out on this one!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Printed innersleeves
  • First 1000 copies will have a BONUS live album

Godflesh - Hymns
Hailing from Black Sabbath's stomping grounds of Birmingham, England, Godflesh are sometimes respectfully labeled as Sabbath's younger sibling. On their seventh and final studio album Hymns (2001), the undisputed leaders of British industrial metal return to a lean line up of guitar, bass and a human drummer. Adding more variety to the mix, guitarist and band leader Justin Broadrick occasionally sings without a distorted grunt on a number of songs. This doesn't mean the band have lightened up or lost their brutal, pessimistic  outlook. Their authentic sound still presents you with angst, coldness and a mechanical feel, and overall the band sounds in better shape than ever. Too bad it proved to be their last effort. Highlights of this album are the incredibly emotional "Anthem", the deep and slow "Defeated" and "Paralyzed". Hymns is finally available on vinyl for the first time with remastered audio and an exclusive bonus track!
Be quick, because first 1.000 copies are pressed on yellow/orange vinyl!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • First time on vinyl !
  • Remastered audio
  • Bonus track ("If I Could Only Be What You Want")
  • First 1.000 copies are pressed on yellow/orange vinyl
Run-DMC - King Of Rock

Before Run DMC's collaboration with Aerosmith "Walk This Way" (1986) smashed the hit charts and proved to the mainstream that Rock and Hip Hop are mere sides of the same coin, the seminal Hip Hop group already introduced both styles to each other on their second album King Of Rock (1985). This groundbreaking record was the first Hip Hop album to go platinum. As its title implies, the dynamic trio claim their supremacy by combining heavy 808 beats and massive guitar riff samples, proving they were the baddest group on the block, period. Their sound influenced late eighties Hip Hop on the whole, most notoriously by their label mates the Beastie Boys. King Of Rock's influence is phenomenal. Not only did it introduce Rock fans to a new music, its fresh sounds also made all Hip Hop that came before it sound dated. This 1985 record is a trailblazing album to the umpteenth degree!    
  •  180 gram audiophile vinyl

Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello
Viewed by many as one of his best albums, Goodbye And Hello followed up on his crucial debut album Tim Buckley [MOVLP676] in 1967. There are quite some Sergeant Pepper-esque experimental influences to be found on Goodbye And Hello, making this a highly varied album with much to offer for Buckley fans. Outstanding tracks include "No Man Can Find The War", the title track and "I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain". Classic must-have album!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • His second album from 1967
  • Gatefold
Visit MusicOnVinyl for more information

this from
The Residents - The Third Reich N Roll (red vinyl)
Funny, innovative, challenging and bonkers to a fault, The Residents' second album comprised a remarkable reinvention of a host of Rock and Pop standards.
Beating well-known melodies into Residents defined shapes, the album posited the theory that America's youth were being lulled into political inaction by the fake rebellion offered by Pop culture. The costumed Avant-Garde mavericks were here to save them with music unlike any heard before.
Available as a very limited numbered red vinyl edition in a gatefold cover.
1. Swastikas on Parade (17:30)
2. Hitler Was A Vegetarian (18.27)
Buy at BurningShed

Neptune Towers - Caravans to Empire Algol (vinyl preorder)
Neptune Towers' rare 1994 debut of Ambient Soundscapes.

Bleak and evocatively atmospheric, Neptune Towers was the brainchild of Darkthrone's Fenriz and took its inspiration from the likes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk.
This edition of Caravans To Empire Algol contains liner notes by Fenriz and is presented on 180gm black vinyl.
Pre-order now for 29th April release.
Buy at BurningShed








Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Music Releases ~ March 2013

March 5

.38 Special - Special Delivery (remastered)
Anthony Child - The Space Between People & Things
Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
At The Drive-In - Acrobatic Tenement (reissue) 
Autechre - Exai
Bajofondo - Presente
Blackguard - Storm
Blanche Blanche Blanche - Wooden Ball
Boz Scaggs - Memphis
Brooke Waggoner - Originator 
Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
Cave Singers - Naomi
Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving
David Bowie - The Next Day
Devendra Banhart - Mala
Dido - The Girl That Got Away 
Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (7-disc box set)
Helado Negro - Invisible Life 
Highasakite - In and Out of Weeks (EP)
Hollis Brown - Ride On The Train
How To Destroy Angels - Oblivion Beckons 
Iron Reagan - Worse Than Dead
Javelin - Hi Beams [Luaka Bop]
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced‘ (mono vinyl) (US and UK editions)
Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love (mono vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angels (unreleased tracks)
John Murry - The Graceless Age
Josh Ritter - The Beast In Its Tracks 
Julia Kent - Character
Julianna Barwick - Pacing (EP)
Kate Nash - Girl Talk
Krokus - Dirty Dynamite
Luke Bryan - Spring Break … Here to Party
Making Movies - A La Deriva
Marcus Canty - This Is… Marcus Canty
Matthew Herbert - Herbert Complete (box set)
Neaera - Ours Is The Storm
Ólöf Arnalds - Sudden Elevation
Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
Painted Palms - Carousel (7")
Psychic Twin - Strangers  (7")
RED - Who We Are: The RED Anthology
Replacements - Songs For Slim (EP) 
Rhye - Woman
Robyn Hitchcock - Love From London
Rotting Christ - Kata Ton ??imona Eaytoy
Saxon - Sacrifice
Shlohmo - Laid Out (EP)
Sigur Rós - Valtari Mystery Film Project
Soilwork - The Living Infinite (2-CD)
Son Volt - Honky Tonk
Starkill - Fires Of Life (Century Media)
Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
Stubborn Heart - Stubborn Heart
Superhuman Happiness - Hands
Suuns - Images Du Futur
The ACBs - Little Leaves
The Mary Onettes - Hit the Waves
The Men - New Moon
The Thermals - Fuckin’ A (reissue)
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine (reissue)
The Thermals - More Parts Per Million (reissue)
The Woolen Man - The Woolen Man
They Might Be Giants - Nanobots
Tom Browne - Rockin Radio: Expanded Edition
Vreid - Welcome Farewell
Walter Egan - Fundamental Roll (reissue) 
Walter Egan - Not Shy (reissue)
Wampire - The Hearse (7")
Water Liars - Wyoming 
Waxahatchee - American Weekend 
Young Dreams - Between Places
Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse

March 12

Adrenaline Mob - Coverta 
Amy Grant - Icon
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Bon Jovi - What About Now
Brandt Brauer Frick - Miami 
Carmen Villain - Sleeper
Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen - Live From The Island
David Bowie - The Next Day
Devendra Banhart - Mala 
Duane Allman - Skydog: Duane Allman Retrospective
Ellen Alien - LISm 
Eric Clapton - Old Sock (vinyl)
Fantasia - The Side Effects of You
Fit For A King - Creation/Destruction
Hot Lunch - Hot Lunch
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
John Mellencamp and Stephen King - Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler (vinyl) (reissue)  
Megan Hilty - It Happens All the Time
Mice Parade - Candela
Mindless Behavior - All Around The World
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken: 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition (vinyl)
Off With Their Heads - Home
Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Fans-Orange Goblin Live 2012 (CD/DVD)
Orianthi - Heaven in this Hell
Pete Swanson - Punk Authority (EP)
Rachel Zeffira - The Deserters
Redbone - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans (reissue)
Shooter Jennings - The Other Life
The Virgins - Strike Gently 
Vanna - The Few and the Far Between
Various Artists - Sound City: Real To Reel
Wild Belle - Isles

March 19

AC4 - Burn The World
Alpha Rev - Bloom
And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures
Anthrax - Anthems (EP)
Atom™ - HD 
Batillus - Concrete Sustain
Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail
Black Crowes - Wiser For The Time (live album)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast
Bobby Bare - The Real Thing / I Hate Goodbyes / Ride Me Down Easy
Brandt Bauer Frick - Miami
Call Of The Void - Dragged Down A Dead End Path
Cannibal Corpse - Dead Human Collection: 25 Years Of Death Metal (box set) 
Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated (25th anniversary) (vinyl)
Captain and Tennille - Icon
Clutch - Earth Rocker
Colleen Green - Sock It to Me
Cult Of Luna - Vertikal (vinyl)
Daughter - If You Leave 
Deptford Goth - Life After Defo 
Ella Fitzgerald - Best of the BBC Vaults (CD/DVD)
Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite (legacy edition)
Ensemble Pearl - Ensemble Pearl 
Fabulous Thunderbirds - On The Verge
Fol Chen - The False Alarms
Heidi Happy - On The Hills
Hope For The Dying - Aletheia 
Hundredth - Revolt
Imperium Dekadenz - Meadows of Nostalgia
Inter Arma - Sky Burial
Intronaut - Habitual Levitations
Josh Rouse - The Happiness Waltz
Jungle Rot - Terror Regime 
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
KEN mode - Entrench
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Karl Bartos - Off the Record
Lecherous Nocturne - Behold Almighty Doctrine
Lordi - To Beast or Not to Beast
Lost Society - Fast Loud Death
Lotus - Build
Low - The Invisible Way 
Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia
My Bitter End - Nostalgic Sentiments
Nails - Abandon All Life
Nero Di Marte - Nero Di Marte
Otis Redding - Complete Stax / Volt Singles
Palma Violets - 180 
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Purling Hiss - Water on Mars
Reign Supreme - Sky Burial
Reverend And The Makers - @Reverend_Makers 
Sarah Vaughan - Divine: Jazz Albums 1954-1958
Six Feet Under - Unborn
Stronoway - Tales From Terra Firma
Suede - Bloodsports 
Team Ghost - Rituals
Tear Out The Heart - Violence
Tecla - We Are The Lucky Ones
Thalia Zedek - Via
Throw The Fight - The Vault
Tombstone Highway - Ruralizer
Various Artists - Love for Levon‘ (tribute concert for Levon Helm)
Various Artists - Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
William Tyler - Impossible Truth

March 26

Alex Calder - Time 
Amaranthe - The Nexus
Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story …
Caravels - Lacuna
Cian Nugent - TBA (7")  
Cnoc An Tursa - The Giants of Auld
Conditions - Full of War
Crime & The City Solution - American Twilight
Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards - Blindspot
Dark Sermon - In Tongues
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
Finntroll - Blodsvept
Gamma Ray - Master of Confusion (EP)
Hot As Sun - Night Time Sound Desire
Hypocrisy - End of Disclosure
Iron Maiden - Maiden England ’88‘ (DVD) (CD) (vinyl)
Julian Eastman - The Julius Eastman Memory Depot
Julian Lynch - Lines
Jungle Rot - Terror Regime
Kvelertak - Meir
Lapalux - Nostalchic 
Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being II
Maggie Rose - Cut to Impress
OneRepublic - Native
Peter Frampton - Live in Detroit (1999 live DVD)
Sebastian Bach - ABachalypse Now (live CD/DVD)
Senses Fail - Renacer
Sevendust - Black Out The Sun
Smoke Fairies  Blood Speaks
Stephen Stills - Carry On
Strokes - Comedown Machine 
Stryper - Second Coming
The Color Morale - Know Hope
The Horrors - Higher (2CD) (4LP) (DVD box set) 
Thompson Square - Just Feels Good
Twinstar - The Sound Of Leaving
Tyga - Hotel California
Van Halen - Studio Albums 1978-1984 (1st six albums boxed)
Warm Soda - Someone For You
Wavves - Afraid of Heights
Wax Idols - Discipline + Desire
Wire - Change Becomes Us

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne

DEAR JERRY: As far as I know, the only hit record of "I've Told Every Little Star" is the one by Linda Scott. I have never heard it by anyone else, not even once.

Which accounts for my surprise when an old-timer recently told me it was a popular song back in the 1930s, by someone whose name he could not recall.

If true, I doubt it would have been played on the radio during my lifetime, but you'd think at least once a dee jay playing Linda Scott's version would have mentioned something about it being out long ago by so-and-so.

I'm counting on you for the rest of the story.
—Zoni Herwin, Madison, Wis.

DEAR ZONI: Chances are that very few among the living know this song by anyone other than Linda Scott, though in more recent years other versions are easily available on the Internet.

Jerome Kern, reportedly inspired by a songbird at his window, composed the melody in 1932. His venerable partner, Oscar Hammerstein II, crafted the lyrics. The result, performed by Walter Slezak as schoolteacher Karl Reder, was first heard in the stage play, "Music in the Air."

In December 1932, Victor issued a 78 rpm single by Jack Denny and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra featuring Paul Small (No. 24183), backed with "The Song Is You," also from the musical.

Denny's record soon ranked among the country's best-sellers, the only waxing to do so for nearly 30 years, when Linda Scott's bouncy rendition made it to No. 3 on Billboard, in May 1961.

In "Music in the Air," and on all of the record labels from the '30s, the title is "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star." Linda Scott's single (Canadian-American 123) replaces "Ev'ry" with "Every."

By avoiding gender-specific lyrics, Hammerstein created a song that anyone could sing without changing pronouns.

Mary Ellis, former star on Broadway as Rose Marie La Flamme in "Rose Marie" (1924-1926), appears to be the first female to record "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star."

A perdurable centenarian, Miss Ellis (1897-2003) is one of the few who included Hammerstein's seldom heard introductory verses. They account for nearly one minute leading up to the first "I've told every little star, just how sweet I think you are." Jan Peerce is another vocalist who didn't omit the lengthy launch.

Linda Scott, as you know, works her way toward the first verse with about 15 seconds of perfectly executed "dum-da-dum, da-da-da-da-da-da-das."

DEAR JERRY: The music playing at our car club get-togethers is always the oldies, and they recently inspired this trivial pursuit.

We tried to name what would be the first and the last recorded song title, alphabetically.

Here is what we finally agreed on, and would like to run it by you: from "Abacab" (Genesis) to "Zorro" (Chordettes).

Did we nail it, or are we not even close?
—Hot Rod Evans, Jackson, Miss.

DEAR HOT ROD: You didn't nail it on either end, but you came very close. I am impressed with the effort.

Having not stated any parameters, such as time frame, format, or degree of success, opens the field to any recorded song, period.

First is "A" by Barenaked Ladies, from their 1994 "Maybe You Should Drive" album.

The "A" here stands for a mish-mash of words, including: angry; adult; applesauce; Adam; Arthur; argument; apparent; antagonism; attention; algebra; a-yaa; affection; arousal; attitude; arrogance; acting; abhorrently; and asshole.

Pulling up the rear is "Zydecosis," by Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, from the 2002 album, "Talking to the Sun," as well as the 2007 "King Cake," a GRAMMY Nominee in the Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album category.

As Haley's doctor explains in song:

"You caught Zydecosis
All cause of that music
Everybody catching it
And there ain't no cure"

IZ ZAT SO? If the A-Z titles were restricted to Top 60 hits, Zoni would be one-for-two:

It is "A Team" (SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966) and a completely different "A Team" (Ed Sheeran, 2012) through "Zorro" (Chordettes, 1958).

If for Top 10 hits we have "ABC" (Jackson 5, 1970) through "Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah" (Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, 1963).

For No. 1 hits, again it's "ABC" (Jackson 5, 1970) but this time through "Young Love" (Sonny James or Tab Hunter, 1957).

Finally, for hit-making artists (disregarding symbols and initialisms):

Aaliyah (1994) through ZZ Top (1972).

And to think how often we hear "From ABBA to Zappa," which is not correct at either extreme.


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 2013 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Razor and Tie Joe Jackson Test Pressing Contest ends tomorrow at noon, you still have time to enter!



Owns a record store. CHECK. Heads a record label. CHECK. Makes all kinds of records. CHECK. We can think of no one better to fly the flag for Record Store Day 2013, can you?   Let’s let Ambassador White speak for himself, both on video and in his official Ambassadorial quote.

Read the rest at the RecordStoreDay website




 Maverick soul artist Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams) has been described as the “soul genius that time forgot," and “a strange combination of Sly Stone’s progressive funk with Frank Zappa’s lyrical absurdism." In the '70s he even made the famed Nixon’s Enemies List.

Alive Naturalsound Records is proud to bring you Swamp Dogg’s first two albums, newly remastered and re-released for the very first time on vinyl since their original release in the early '70s. Total Destruction To Your Mind (1970), has been called “one of the most gloriously gonzo soul recordings of all time," while Rat On! (1971) was ranked as having one of the top ten worst album covers of all time, an achievement that Swamp Dogg is rightfully proud of to this day.

The two remastered reissues of Swamp Dogg's early '70s albums Total Destruction To Your Mind and Rat On! will be available on Black Vinyl and CD on March 5th. In addition, there will also be a very limited pressing of Colored Vinyl for both albums exclusive to mailorders through Bomp!



"He sings like some unfrozen Atlantic soul man of the sixties - his voice clarion pure, his phrasing a model of smoldering restraint." - ROLLING STONE

"He's made some of the maddest, funny, baddest, odd, angry, funkiest soul records." - MOJO

"Vocally, Swamp Dogg sounds like a cross between General Johnson (of Chairmen of the Board) and Van Morrison; as a songwriter, he’s his own man. With the exception of Sly Stone, no other soul men of the period were investigating controversial topics with such infectious musicality and good humor." – AMG





Mark Lindsay, lead singer/songwriter/producer for the seminal 60’s Garage Rock band Paul Revere & the Raiders has released “Like Nothing That You’ve Seen,” the first single from his upcoming album which is slated for an early May 2013 release.

  The song was co-written and produced by Gar Francis, songwriter/guitarist of New Jersey Garage Rock veterans, the Doughboys. “Like Nothing That You’ve Seen” features backing vocals by Myke Scavone (Doughboys), Kurt Reil (Gripweeds), and special guest, Little Steven Van Zandt. The single follows in the butt-kickin’ footsteps of Lindsay’s classic 60’s tracks with the Raiders like “Kicks,” “Stepping Out,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” and “Just like Me.”

 “I first met Mark Lindsay when I was recording the new Doughboys album Shakin' Our Souls,” explains co-writer/producer Gar Francis.  “I had asked Kurt, the owner of House of Vibes, if he knew of anyone who could add saxophone to a track I was working on called ‘It's A Crying Shame.’ Kurt mentioned that he was doing some sessions with Mark Lindsay, the singer from Paul Revere and the Raiders, who was also a great sax player.

“Mark came down and added the sax parts and also sang background vocals for the track. As he was leaving the session, I had casually mentioned that if he ever wanted to collaborate on some songs to give me a call.  Well after he returned home to Florida, he gave me a call and we started working on songs via e-mail for the next three months, producing a boat-load of tunes for a new Mark Lindsay album.

"’Like Nothing That You've Seen, is one of the first songs we came up with, and we decided to go into the studio to cut and release it as a single before the album. I wanted Mark to return to his Garage roots and I think we did a good job of capturing that spirit. I hope you dig it as much as we do. “

Watch for more information coming soon!


some sad news from our friends at but I love what they are doing, stop by and pick up the release HERE

RELAPSE RECORDS:  Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan

Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications.  In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed. 

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie.  Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family.  The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location  for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want.  Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to 

The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:

1. Brian Posehn - More Metal Than You
2. Exhumed - The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
3. Mastodon - Mother Puncher
4. Kingdom of Sorrow - Screaming into the Sky
5. Baroness - Take My Bones Away
6. Red Fang - Wires
7. Death - A Moment Of Clarity
8. Revocation - Teratogenesis
9. Brutal Truth - Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus - Second Skin
11.Black Anvil - Ultimate Reality    
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Sword Swallower    
13. Zombi - Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer - The American's Head
15. Toxic Holocaust - Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct - No Question, No Comment    
17. Horseback - Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan - Sunshine the Werewolf    
19. Abysmal Dawn - In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction - In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors


Kurt Von Stetten - Androlafi

The term "bedroom project" carries numerous pejorative connotations, namely lo-fi, half-baked experimentation. But in the world of Kurt von Stetten, the bedroom is merely ground zero for songs that transcend time and genre. Harnessing von Stetton's love of early 90s indie rock (think Pavement, Sebadoh and early Modest Mouse) interweaved with his own insecurities, fears and passions, von Stetton's seventh solo outing Androlafi is his most accomplished and self-assured, a record that proudly stands alongside DIY revisionists Kurt Vile and Ty Segall, and also the seminal 90s output of his heroes.

Kurt von Stetten began experimenting with music and recordings in Boston during the summer of 1996. During this time, he began to experience terrible bouts of "self proclaimed"  bromhidrosis (look it up), forcing him to record alone in his bedroom. For a period of 10 years, von Stetten holed up in his bedroom studio and learned how to play guitar and drums by recording himself over and over again. Since 2006 he has released a full-length album every year for the last 7 years on which he plays every instrument (Guitar, Vocals, Cello, Keys, Drums/Percussion and Bass).

The themes of Androlafi (aka Witches) are conjured from von Stetten's obsession with gothic folklore and the eternally frightening cautionary tales told to children. "I think that most of these songs reference fear and how people deal with fear," explains von Stetten. "Many of the songs are based on the stories my mother and father told me about their childhood and the stories that were told to them. These stories were fun and fantastic, but meant to mask great anxieties. Fear is a powerful motivator and the impetus for a lot of beauty." 

"First Daughter" SoundCloud


out of the great state of california, a record store doing very well, thank you!

The Explorist Spins Back Vintage Vinyl — and Profits


and in the category that no one dislikes a naked lady on a horse, why not use that as an album cover:

HEAVEN SHALL BURN: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed   

German death metal and hardcore fusionists HEAVEN SHALL BURN will release their new album, "Veto", via Century Media Records.....the cover of "Veto" shows the John Collier painting of Lady Godiva (c.1898).

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


Our Most Treasured Recordings Are Dying: Congress Has a Plan to Save Them


Robert Plant Hints At 2014 Led Zeppelin Reunion


Heart to Reunite Original Lineup for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 


Jeff Lynne and ELO to Release Three Albums in 2013


Elton John to Play In-Store Gigs to Help Save HMV


Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ Surpasses 10 Million Copies Sold


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 2/11 - 2/17, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
2. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
3. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
4. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
5. Tame Impala - Lonerism
6. Natural Child - Hard In Heaven
7. Local Natives - Hummingbird
8. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
9. D. Watusi - Dark Party
10. Leagues - You Belong Here
11. Mumford & Sons - Babel
12. The Black Keys - El Camino
13. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
14. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
15. Various - United Sacred Harp Convention: The Alan Lomax Recordings, 1959
16. Stereolab - Dots & Loops
17. Mississippi Sheiks - Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1
18. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
19. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
20. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
21. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
22. J Dilla - Donuts 45 box
23. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
24. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
25. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

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