Friday, March 15, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

more from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

Original Soundtrack - Reservoir Dogs - 180 gram audiophile vinyl 

Could you think of any other contemporary movie producer that picks better soundtracks than the widely revered Quentin Tarantino? Inventing a genre on his own, his string of best-selling nouvelle violence movies started out in 1992 with the low budget cult classic Reservoir Dogs.

The film follows a band of criminals preparing for a diamond heist and follows the characters in the crime's aftermath. Its cast consists of sublime actors such as Harvey Keitel (whose comeback was a direct result of this film), Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn (Sean's brother) and Steve Buscemi as the legendary character of Mr. Pink. The film's sparkling dialog catapulted Reservoir Dogs to eternal cult status and remains a favourite among movie fans all over the world, a fame to which its soundtrack contributed a great deal.

Music On Vinyl is proud to release these so called 'Super Sounds Of The Seventies', a selection of seminal and sometimes wacky hits by artists such as Stealers Wheel, Harry Nilsson ("Coconut" is included on Nilsson Schmilsson [MOVLP279] and Joe Tex. The movie also raised public interest in the Dutch band George Baker Selection, due to the use of his "Little Green Bag" in the film's opening titles. Keep On Truckin'!

Side 1

"And Now Little Green Bag..."  0:15
1. George Baker Selection –  Little Green Bag 

"Rock Flock Of Five" 0:11 
2. Blue Swede –  Hooked On A Feeling
"Bohemiath"  0:34 
3. Joe Tex –  I Gotcha  
4. Bedlam  –  Magic Carpet Ride Producer
"Madonna Speech"  0:59

Side 2
1. Sandy Rogers –  Fool For Love 
"Super Sounds"  0:19 
2. Stealers Wheel –  Stuck In The Middle With You 
3. Bedlam  –  Harvest Moon
"Let's Get A Taco"  1:02 
"Keep On Truckin'"  0:16 
4. Harry Nilsson –  Coconut    
"Home Of Rock"

Raveonettes - Pretty In Black

The second full-length album of Danish Fifties/Psych Pop duo The Raveonettes was released in 2005. On Pretty In Black, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo abandoned the strict recording rules the band laid upon themselves on their preceding efforts (including limiting the amount of different chords in one song, keeping an entire album in one tuning - which was in fact B Flat Major for The Chain Gang Of Love [MOVLP069]) and keeping song running times under three minutes.  Instead, the group further expand on their signature sound of Fifties inspired Rockabilly Noise Pop with the eerie feel of a thriller movie soundtrack. 

Special appearances on this album are made by Maureen Tucker of Velvet Underground on drums, Martin Rev on drum machine and Ronnie Spector, also known as Veronica Bennett of the fabulous Ronettes [MOVLP674] on backup vocals.

First 1.000 copies are pressed on pink / black marbled vinyl!
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First 1.000 limited & numbered on coloured vinyl
Side One:
1. The Heavens                                    
2. Seductress of Bums     
3. Love in a Trashcan                   
4. Sleepwalking                                            
5. Uncertain Times                      
6. My Boyfriend's Back              
7. Here Comes Mary

Side Two:
1. Red Tan                                     
2. Twilight                                       
3. Somewhere in Texas                            
4. You Say You Lie                        
5. Ode to L.A.                                
6. If I Was Young

Taste - Taste - 180 gram audiophile vinyl 

Before he went on a highly successful solo streak, Rory Gallagher fronted Taste - a highly influential Irish Blues Rock power trio that sound-wise had many things in common with contemporaries Cream. Besides Gallagher, band members in Taste were Charlie McCracken on bass (who jammed with Steve Winwood and Spencer Davis Group just prior to their breakthrough) and John Wilson, who used to kick the drums with Them before their popularity soared.  Charlie and John lay out perfect rhythms for a very young Gallagher in his pre-twenties, who showed heaps of talent for making his guitar sing the way only Rory can.  Taste's eponymous debut album from 1969 contains harder edged Rock jams like "Blister On The Moon" but also Blues traditionals like Leadbelly's "Leaving Blues" and "Catfish". Crucial material for any Blues or Rock fan.

Side 1
1 Blister On The Moon             
2 Leaving Blues                             
3 Sugar Mama                
4 Hail

Side 2                                                
1 Born On The Wrong Side Of Time                     
2 Dual Carriageway Pain                           
3 Same Old Story                         
4 Catfish                           
5 I'm Moving On


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Pentagram - "Last Rites"

Pentagram's 2011 release "Last Rites" on red colored vinyl. IMPORT LIMITED EDITION


Slayer - Live Undead (Picture Disc)

This Special Edition "Live Undead" Colored Vinyl Disc is a must have for any Slayer fan. Printed on silver vinyl with red splatter marks.


Job For A Cowboy - Genesis (Picture Disc)

Glendale, AZ extreme metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY blend stunning musicianship and cutting edge song craft to create the absolute embodiment of modern day extreme music. The fast-rising band, known for their intense songs, explosive live performances and forward thinking vision, released their highly anticipated full-length debut, entitled "GENESIS" in 2007.



EARTHEN GRAVE Signs Exclusive Worldwide Deal With Ripple Music

Chicago's EARTHEN GRAVE is thrilled to announce their recent signing to Heavy Rock Leader, Ripple Music for worldwide release of their debut album, Earthen Grave.

The album will be available on CD and double vinyl on July 9th via Ripple Music.

Formed in 2008, EARTHEN GRAVE is a five-piece Chicago metal band that marries the sounds of metal past and future with a sweaty, pummeling live show. EARTHEN GRAVE boasts an undeniable collective metal and musical pedigree. Each member is an accomplished musician and a veteran of the metal scene, including Ron Holzner who was a member of the seminal and seismic doom pioneers TROUBLE - a band widely regarded as one of the most important unsung American metal bands of all time. In addition, EARTHEN GRAVE has that "extra something special" with occasional guest 6th member live and boasting a Full collaboration on the new release with Rachel Barton Pine. Rachel, a world-renowned classical violinist brings her frightening classical chops to a relatively new instrument, the Viper.

Originally released in 2012, EARTHEN GRAVE's self-titled debut features 10 tracks of blistering Doom and Metal that left the critics grasping for superlatives. Terrorizer Magazine hailed "...Earthen Grave sounds old school without being retro, managing to go through every element on which lesser bands usually fail with exquisite grace and solemn subtlety..."
Now to be reissued through Ripple Music, the new edition of the album, produced by Ron Holzner, has been completely remastered with four bonus tracks including the new song, "Death is Another Word...." with new drummer Chris Wozniak (LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR) and the epic live Stargazer (Rainbow) with string section and virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

And now the album will finally see a vinyl release! Double gatefold vinyl to be precise, featuring the 10 song remastered debut with the new song "Death is Another Word...." plus three bonus live tracks. One of the live tracks, "Death March Intro - End of my Daze," features TROUBLE guitarist Bruce Franklin. That's a whole new side of vinyl featuring the epic live Stargazer (Rainbow), plus three more live, never-before-released tracks.

EARTHEN GRAVE is dedicated to exploring new possibilities for the genre. As guitarist Jason Muxlow says, "It's not about being the heaviest band or the slowest - it's about having good songs. " second guitarist Tony Spillman and I played doom metal before it was even called that," Ron continues. "And for Jason, the music we pioneered was his influence. We're bringing the strands of the music together - and with the addition of Rachel using the violin as a core component of a metal band, and featuring multi-talented vocalist Mark Weiner we're taking the genre on a new journey."

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Soundgarden to Unleash ‘King Animal’ Demos for Record Store Day Vinyl Release


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