Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

lots of great vinyl, from lots of great sources!:

Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock - Vinyl 3-LP

Live at Woodstock is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released on July 6, 1999. The album documents Hendrix's performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows at Woodstock Festival on August 18, 1969. Many of the tracks on this album were released in 1994 on Woodstock. Apart from the cover medley of "Gypsy Woman" with "Aware Of Love" (both songs by The Impressions) and his original, "Mastermind", which were sung by rhythm guitarist Larry Lee, Live at Woodstock contains the full set played by the band. The recording, sound mix and the 1999 remix were completed by Eddie Kramer, who has pointed out that the conditions were primitive; in view of that, the result has been acclaimed, though the radical editing results in the group sound being reduced to a three piece of Hendrix, Cox and Mitchell. Lee, as noted above, and the two percussionists are essentially edited out of the mix. The original recording of the complete performance can be heard on several bootleg releases and the full group is clearly audible, notably on "Foxey Lady" and Voodoo Child (Slight Return), where the volume of the two percussionists and Lee's guitar are noticeably a part of the whole.

Track Listings

1. Introduction
2. Message to Love
3. Hear My Train a Comin'
4. Spanish Castle Magic
5. Red House
6. Lover Man
7. Foxey Lady
8. Jam Back at the House
9. Izabella
10. Fire
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
12. Star Spangled Banner
13. Purple Haze
14. Woodstock Improvisation
15. Villanova Junction
16. Hey Joe

Get your copy at MusicRecordShop


from our friends at

Two Get Up Kids Vinyl Reissues

Workhorse Records will be reissuing two Get Up Kids albums on vinyl, “Eudora” and “On A Wire” for a September 17th release date! You are able to pre order now at Shop Radio Cast. Remember, if you want one of the albums we offer $2.99 pre order media mail shipping and only $3.99 if you want to pick both up! Do so now:

The Get Up Kids – On a Wire LP
The Get Up Kids – Eudora 2XLP

Also available from Get Up Kids:
The Get Up Kids – There Are Rules LP


Foghat - Fool For The City 

Fool For The City (1975) was Foghat s breakthrough album, earning a double platinum certification for over 2 millioncopies sold. The rock classic features the huge “Slow Ride” amongst a killer batch of often criminally overlooked classics.  The 2013 LP reissue is the first since release, on colored 180g audiophile vinyl with full lyrics inner bag and download card.

Available HERE

Heart Shaped Beatles Vinyl Records

Red colored heart shaped 7 inch vinyl. SIDE ONE - Love Me Do SIDE TWO - PS. I Love You Limited to 500 copies worldwide. An awesome collectible, if you can find it.  Supposed to be available via Amazon UK.


Escape from New York – Orange Vinyl

Exclusively re-mastered for this vinyl release including 6 tracks that never made it into the original film. John Carpenter not only directed Escape From New York but also composed and recorded all of its music too. This score sounds as fresh today as it did when it was first released. Laden with brooding electronic pulses, flashes of Krautrock and healthy dose of nu disco ensures that this soundtrack sounds as happy on the dance floor as it is in your headphones.

Exclusive cover art by Jay Shaw (aka Iron Jaiden) one of the most in demand poster artists working today, his recent work has been selling out in minutes creating a huge demand on the aftermarket. Jay is heavily influenced by the abstract posters of the polish film industry and is not afraid to experiment with his work.

Order HERE


Dr. Dog To Release New Album, B-Room, on ANTI- October 1st.

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog will release their new album entitled B-Room Oct. 1st on Anti-. Showcasing some of their most mature, streamlined and soulful writing to date, the record is the culmination of a complete overhaul of the band’s writing and recording process, which finds them in a new self-built studio, writing songs live in rehearsal, and using the rock solid groove of the band, honed through workmanlike touring, as a powerful compositional tool.

B-Room, in its purest form, is a soul album. It may be obvious as the first track opens with the Gamble and Huff inspired, “The Truth.” But as the album progresses the music continues to take on a soulfulness that is vibrant in its simplicity.  As McMicken put it, “The hallmark of soul music for me is the arrangements are simple rather than virtuosic, and that the sound creates a feeling that is intuitive rather than intellectual.”

The story begins with jackhammers instead of guitars. After ending the lease at home studio “Meth Beach” where they had been headquartered for the past eight years, the musicians took on the
commitment of constructing an entirely new recording space within a now defunct silversmith mill.  As the band’s bassist-vocalist Toby Leaman put it, “The whole process of recording really started with building the studio.”

As the band now understands, making a record is a lot like doing construction. Both require a similar amount of frustration, intensity, and cohesion. By building a space first and releasing all of that emotion, the band was then free to engage in their creative process without the expectation or preconception that they admittedly had brought into other sessions. Recorded primarily in live takes, the songs seamlessly fuse the spontaneity of the band’s live performances with the intricacy of their kaleidoscopic composition. Both Leaman and guitarist Scott McMicken credit their sonic evolution with relying less on the pre-produced demos and more with a reliance on the musicians surrounding them.

Pre-Order B-Room HERE



Pre-Order Wrongdoers In Various Bundles At Merch Now

Norma Jean will release their new studio album, Wrongdoers on August 6th through Razor & Tie.  The album was recorded at Covenant Recording Studios in Kansas City with producer Josh Barber and was mixed by Jeremy Griffith.   Wrongdoers is the band?s sixth full length album and their second Razor & Tie album to date. The album is the follow-up to the band?s critically acclaimed 2010 release, Meridional.

Available items include t-shirts, the digipak edition of the album, a poster as well as limited edition vinyl pressed in purple, blue/grey swirl and clear.  There is also an exclusive limited edition special 3.5" vinyl featuring B-sides "AHHH! SHARK BITE AHHH!" and "Chug On Three."

The Atlanta based, Grammy-nominated act has sold over 416,000 combined units in the United States and are esteemed for their aggressively artful sound which has garnered critical praise around the world as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive press that greeted the band?s previous R&T album Meridional which Alternative Press called, ?Norma Jean?s first true masterpiece.?. A.P. also named it one of their Top 10 ?Essential Albums of 2010? along with naming Cory Brandan ?Best Vocalist? in their MVR?s (Most Valuable Rockers) of 2010.

Pre-Order Wrongdoers now in various bundles HERE


Vinyl-only label Demon Records release exclusive reissue of The Beat’s ‘Wha’appen?’



John Dwyer's Coachwhips Reissue Debut Album on Vinyl


St. Louis Record Company Goes Back To Basics With All Vinyl Format


Nirvana: 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'In Utero' Due In September


Thin Lizzy: 'Thunder And Lightning' Deluxe-Edition Reissue Due In September


Black Oak Arkansas Announce New Album and Tour


Nilsson, ‘The RCA Albums Collection’ – Album Review


The 10 Most Infamous Band Feuds In Rock History


album cover art of the day:

BROKEN HOPE: 'Omen Of Disease' Cover Artwork Unveiled


album cover art of the day, part two:

Deimos Reveals "Beyond" Album Artwork


album cover art of the day, part three:

Sabaton: 'Swedish Empire Live' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed


and from our friends at


Monday, July 29, 2013

New Music Releases - July 30, 2013


Adam Franklin - Black Horses
Alela Diane - About Farewell
AlunaGeorge - Body Music 
Ameila Lily - Be a Fighter
Ashanti - Braveheart
Backstreet Boys - In A World Like This
Bebel Gilberto - In Rio
Billy Idol - Icon
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (Aerosmith members guest star)
Chimaira - Crown of Phantoms
Dan Swano - The Inheritance
Earl Klugh - Handpicked
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
Elitist - Between The Balance
Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell
Fortune Howl - Earthbound
Glen Campbell - See You There
Harry Nilsson - The RCA Albums Collection (17-CD box set)
James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance
Joan of Arc - Testimonium Songs
John Zorn - Dreamachines
Legion - Woke
Mercenary - Through Our Darkest Days
Michael Franti - All People
Missing Monuments - Missing Monuments
Moreland & Arbuckle - 7 Cities
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Russell Howard - City Heart +
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On: Gold Edition (remastered)
Steve Winwood - Icon
Swim Deep - Where the Heaven Are We
T. Hardy Morris - Audition Tapes
Tech N9ne - Something Else
The Clean - Vehicle (reissue)
Various Artists - Goody Goody Gems from the Reprise Vaults (3-CD box set)
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Reggae Playground
Various Artists - Rough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - Bakersfield
Waka Hasegawa - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Undiscovered Piano Works
Weezer - Weezer (reissue) (vinyl)
Whitesnake - Icon

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

The Vinyl Revival Just Keeps On Growing!

This is just a tiny percentage of overall recording sales, for now. Here's the latest 2013 sales projection for the US, based on half-year sales stats just compiled by Nielsen Soundscan.


Mos Generator Release In Concert Live Vinyl on Lay Bare Recordings

in the country of india, people seek out vinyl in the street markets!

Vintage records - Yaseen Music Centre in old Delhi's Meena Bazaar is home to one of the most sought-after music collections in the city


Freddie Mercury -Michael Jackson duets to be released


from our friends at

This Weeks Top Albums – July 29, 2013

Here is the list of the top 10 albums sold at Shop Radio Cast from July 23 – July 29, 2013:

1. Weezer – Weezer (The Green Album Limited Edition) LP
2. Off! – Live at the 9:30 Club LP
3. Streetlight Manifesto – Everything Goes Numb 2XLP
4. Catch 22 – Keasbey Nights LP
5. Streetlight Manifesto – Keasbey Nights LP
6. Against Me – True Trans 7″
7. The Dangerous Summer – Golden Record LP
8. At The Drive-In – Relationship of Command (Reissue) 2XLP
9. Weezer – Pinkerton (Limited Edition) LP
10. Faith No More – Angel Dust (IMPORT) 2XLP


Faith No More “Album Of The Year” Vinyl Pressing

Looks like Faith No More’s “Album Of The Year” Is finally getting a vinyl reissue however only in small quantities. Music On Vinyl are releasing this for an August 27th release date, making this an import.

Pre-Order at ShopRadioCast


Seefeel 'Quique' Reissued On Vinyl

Our Modern Classics Records imprint, in association with Medical Records, is marking the 20th anniversary of a unique record – Seefeel’s Quique. The London quartet’s debut album (pronounced ‘keek’) is a dreamy confluence of dub, abstract electronic music and minimalist composition techniques, and remains a touchstone record in the ambient and shoegaze movements.

Quique first oscillated into the world in July 1993 via UK label Too Pure, joining the dots between Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and Aphex Twin. Its most striking quality was its sheer sense of invention – and the fact it was instrumental except for wordless vocals from singer/guitarist Sarah Peacock, lying low in the mix and treated as another instrument.

The band emerged in London in 1992, releasing an EP, More Like Space, and finding a kindred spirit in fast-rising electronica star Aphex Twin. Before long, they were carving out an entirely new sound. “There was a sharp shift to wanting to do something definitive, because this is what I began to respect in others — a sense of striking out, of urgency,” says guitarist Mark Clifford in the extensive liner notes by Dave Segal accompanying this reissue. Being a debut album, it’s one that finds invention in economy. Quique’s unusual sound was not the result of an extravagant setup or a loaded, state-of-the-art studio, even if the guitars and vocals especially existed in a universe apart from everything else happening at the time. It was instead recorded in an attic studio in Camden, north London.

Seefeel left Too Pure for the more electronically-oriented Warp Records after Quique, and with the move assumed a more severe electronic approach. For its invention, its unique sound and the brevity with which its creators pursued it, Quique represents a prized moment for fans of electronica. The album is notable not just for the artists and records that trailed in its wake, but for the effect it has on listeners too. Clifford once noted, “_Quique_ was used with autistic children – I have letters from people [in Liverpool] saying they’ve used it therapeutically with children… And I’ve had letters from people who’ve given birth to Quique.”

 “We were not afraid of any possibilities,” says Seefeel bassist Daren Seymour in the liner notes. “And in fact, we enjoyed challenging the status quo as we saw it.”

Reissued on double vinyl in an expanded gatefold sleeve, now is the time to revisit this immersive record – or get lost in it for the first time.

• First time vinyl reissue
• Double-LP release housed in expanded gatefold tip-on jacket
• Liner notes by Dave Segal interviewing original band members
• 1,000 random copies pressed on blue wax

Available August 27, 2013

Pre-Order HERE


Acceptance - Phantoms 

This is the first time Acceptance's Phantoms has ever been pressed on vinyl. The 2005 release has forged a legacy of its own, still highly regarded as one of the best pop-rock albums ever made. We worked with Sony to finally get this on wax, and we're honored to have it as our first release!

The official "street date" is August 6. However, we already have the records in stock, as you can see in the photos! Records will begin shipping over the weekend of July 26-28.

Pressing Information
200 - Half Clear / Half Royal Blue
300 - Dark Blue w/ White & Grey Marble
500 - Royal Blue

Order HERE

Friday, July 26, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at

This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
2. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (On Sale)
3. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
4. Stone Temple Pilots - Core (Clear Vinyl)
5. Miles Davis - Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (On Sale)
6. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
7. Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (On Sale)
8. Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol 2 (On Sale)
9. Faith No More - Album Of The Year (Pre-Order)
10. Eagles - Hotel California

New Releases & Featured Vinyl Records
Rega RP40 Turntable (Pre-Order) by Rega Turntables
Holst The Planets by Zubin Mehta
The Great Divide by Von Freeman
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 by Herbert Von Karajan
Classic 3 (B-Stock) by VPI
Hard Bop by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Weezer (Green Album) by Weezer
4 by Foreigner
Aeroplane Flies High (Deluxe Edition) by Smashing Pumpkins


from our friends at

Here is a small import vinyl update which includes newly added or updated releases as well as a few vinyl import pre orders.

New Vinyl Import Releases and Pre Orders


new releases from our friends at

James Taylor - JT

Recorded in 1977, James Taylor's first album for Columbia Records made a huge impact on the hit charts. The album itself peaked at number 4 of the Billboard 200, and the singles "Handy Man" and "Your Smiling Face" hit high on the charts as well.

JT meant a new direction for the Folk Pop singer, as he shows a newly found positive approach to his songwriting material. Gone were his 'rainy day man' sensitive croons, in comes this mainstream, sunny easy listening vibe. Taylor mixes his patented acoustic guitar-based Folk sound with elements of Rock, Blues and Country to great effect.

Just like the original European pressings, the album is packed in a gatefold sleeve and contains a lyric sheet. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider

Having assembled a new line-up, Byrds front man Roger McQuinn hit the bull's eye with Ballad Of Easy Rider in 1969. Except for the title track, the album actually has little in common with the Hippie
movement-defining movie Easy Rider. However, the album profited from its association with the highly successful movie. 

Other great tracks are "Jesus Is Just Alright", the funky "Fido" and "Oil In My Lamp".  Regarded by many as one of the last great albums from the Byrds (which includes the equally fine Untitled Unissued  from 1970), Ballad Of Easy Rider is simply a must have for Byrds and Classic Rock fans alike. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

America - Homecoming

Just when America received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1973, they released their second album Homecoming to great critical and popular acclaim. The single "Ventura Highway" preceded the album and hit a Top Ten status. The album followed suit and stormed the Billboard Top Ten. Polishing their sound, they built further on the Folk Pop formula they invented on their debut America a year earlier.

Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley delivered a compelling and top quality set of songs, by many regarded as their best work. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart

At just 22 years of age, Otis Redding showed incredible maturity in his distinctive gravelly voice that became the vocal benchmark of Soul music. His very first album Pain In My Heart (1964) contained his first hit from 1962, "These Arms Of Mine". His versatility shows in the diverse selection of material, like "The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King, "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke and "Lucille" by Little Richard.

Backing him up are the rhythm section from Stax house band Booker T. & The MG's and the horn players from The Mar-Keys. The album promised a wonderful career of Redding, which unfortunately would only last a mere 3 years after the release of Pain In My Heart. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Grim Reaper - See You In Hell

The debut album from New Wave of British Heavy Metal stalwarts Grim Reaper was originally released in Europe in 1983, with the rest of the world following a year later. Despite being a perfect example of Heavy Metal clichés, See You In Hell sold around a quarter of a million copies, reaching #73 on the US Billboard Top 200.

Naturally, a band wearing leather and album artwork depicting 'satanic' imagery also received what is nowadays laughable allegations of demon-worship.  Sadly, we can assure you there are no hidden messages in this album if you play it backwards… For fans of NWOBHM, Motorhead, Saxon & Judas Priest.  180 gram audiophile vinyl

Billy Joel - Turnstiles

His fourth album Turnstiles (1976) marked Billy Joel's return to his hometown of New York, after his  previous two albums Piano Man [MOVLP521] and Streetlife Serenade [MOVLP412] were recorded in glitzy Los Angeles. Listening to Turnstiles it is clear that Joel felt right at home in the Big Apple (with "New York State Of Mind") whilst closing the chapter on his California days ("Say Goodbye To Hollywood").

With solid back up from his tried and true touring band, Turnstiles is an all-killer-no-filler set of eight songs pop classic.  From Sinatra to Springsteen, this Beatle-esque troubadour coasts along with a wide variety of Pop styles with the result truly Joel's own. 180 gram audiophile vinyl


interesting perspective:

Record Sales Up, But Are People Not Listening To The Vinyl They’re Buying?


cool article about an album cover artist and his work:

The Lasting Images of Cal Schenkel


Beatles Revue Opens on Broadway - New production is a tribute rock concert, not play


album cover art of the day:

RED FANG To Release 'Whales And Leeches' In October

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Creed Bratton Vinyl Contest Still Open For Entries

See the left margin or click HERE  for the details


Beatles Super Rare Album Cover Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Up For Auction

A cover shoot in which the faces of 40 Capitol Record executives are featured and produced for a record company party, is on the auction block at Heritage Auctions.

It's believed only 40-50 copies were ever produced and the UK's Record Collector magazine ranked it #1 on a list of the world's most expensive record covers. The 1967 cover is expected to bring $15,000+.

Here is the description that they give:

Internet Bidding Ends: Aug 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM CT - Followed By a Live Signature Floor Session on Aug 10, 2013

"Beatles Ultra Rare Album Cover Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Capitol SMAS 2653, 1967). Most collectors think of the censored "butcher cover" when the topic of rare Beatles album covers comes up. But this super-rare version featuring 40 Capitol Records executives' faces rather than the original collage of celebrities is much more scarce - it's believed only 40-50 copies were ever produced! They were distributed at a Capitol party, essentially one for each of the executives pictured! In a special poll conducted for the December, 2011 issue of the UK's Record Collector this cover was ranked #1 on a list of the world's most expensive record covers, valued at approximately £70,000 or more than $100,000. Noted Beatles expert Perry Cox describes it as "among the rarest and most interesting artifacts produced during the original era of the Beatles."

"The custom cover came out in late 1967 after the initial pressings earlier that year, and bears the "All Rights Reserved ..." print at the the bottom right back cover and "NEMS Ent ..." at the lower right back cover. "With a Little Help From My Friends" is printed correctly on the record, another marker of the later 1967 pressing."

"This particular copy belonged to Marvin Beisel, Capitol's national sales director, and one of the executives pictured on the cover. (Capitol SMAS 2653, 1967) Condition: EX 7 (cover)/ EX 7 (disc). LOA from Perry Cox. Estimate: $15,000 - up."

So empty your bank accounts, and do some bidding! Follow the auction HERE


a contest from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

NEWS - Win a coloured David Bowie LP!

We've got 5 coloured & numbered copies of David Bowie's Heathen [MOVLP470] available for 5 lucky winners.

Right now, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London are running a highly successful David Bowie exhibition. Last month we were asked to produce a limited run of 500 coloured Heathen LP's [MOVLP470] to celebrate the occasion. These sought-after items were sold out in an instant - all available copies were gone in just under 40 minutes.

In conjunction with V&A,, the Official David Bowie Facebook page and Sony Music we can make 5 David Bowie fans happy with a coloured V&A Heathen copy. There are only 5 copies available for this give away!

So, what to do: move over to our Facebook page and leave your e-mail address in the Sweepstakes tab. Sharing the contest increases your chance of winning, as for every friend that enters through your referral, you will earn an extra entry in the sweepstakes!

We welcome contestants from all over the world. Sweepstake ends August, 7, 9:00 AM CET. Find the competition rules here.

Thank you and good luck!



further proof that the vinyl revival is ON!

Indie Record Stores See 44% Growth In Album Sales

Here is a list of the twenty best selling albums via indie record stores so far this year.

1. David Bowie – The Next Day
2. Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
3. Stereophonics – Graffiti On The Train
4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
5. Courteeners – Anna
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
7. Atoms For Peace – Amok
8. Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
9. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
10. National – Trouble Will Find Me
11. Emeli Sand̩ РOur Version Of Events
12. Savages – Silence Yourself
13. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
14. Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing
15. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
16. Palma Violets – 180
17. Mumford & Sons – Babel
18. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
19. Texas – The Conversation
20. British Sea Power – Machineries Of Joy 


from the folks at WaxWorkRecords

Harrowing 'Rosemary's Baby' Score to Get Vinyl Reissue

"We are thrilled to announce our upcoming release of the score to the 1968 horror classic, Rosemary’s Baby, starring Mia Farrow and directed by Roman Polanski.  This special vinyl release features the original chilling score by composer Krzysztof Komeda (April 27, 1931 – April 23, 1969).   The LP package includes the original film score restored, mixed, and re-mastered directly from the original source master tapes.   This definitive version of the film score has never before been released on vinyl.   Audio mastering for vinyl will be undertaken by former White Zombie guitarist, J. Yuenger.   The LP package will include 180 gram vinyl housed in a printed inner sleeve, placed in a matte varnish heavyweight jacket with spot UV gloss finish.  Full album art will be created by Jay Shaw (Ironjaiden)."

A release date hasn't been announced yet, but i'll let you know when!


Tunnels - The Blackout

Tunnels is the solo moniker of Nicholas Bindeman from psychedelic wu¨nderband, Eternal Tapestry. The Blackout was originally released in the summer of 2011 and sold out almost immediately. We are  quite pleased to bring back The Blackout on limited white vinyl with download code.

On The Blackout Bindeman steps away from the heady guitar wizardry of Eternal Tapestry to craft a pulsing and dark record steeped in cold dread with a pop sheen.  Taking after synth pop pioneers such as Charles de Goal and Crash Course in Science, with a hint of Throbbing Gristle, The Blackout still manages to resonate with the new. Tunnels join the ranks of Silk Flowers, Gary War, and others that call labels like Not Not Fun and Sacred Bones home, all the while taking shards of the dark ‘80s pop sound reminiscent of Gary Numan and The Cure, and reconfiguring them for the underground.

Pick up a copy at ThrillJockey


i've been saying for years that vinyl is a great investment (especially beatles), now we have proof!

Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track


fantastic insight and interview at

Q&A: Paul McCartney Looks Back on His Latest Magical Mystery Tour


Austin City Limits 2013 schedule revealed


Steve Miller Band Tribute Features Members of Yes, Asia, Deep Purple


The Band’s Legendary 1971 Live Shows Get Boxed


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 7/15 - 7/21, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor
2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
3. Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me
4. Daft Punk - Get Lucky 12"
5. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
6. Andy Kaufman - Andy & His Grandmother
7. Daughter - If You Leave
8. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
9. The xx - Fiction 7"
10. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
11. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
12. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
13. David Lynch - Big Dream
14. Pet Shop Boys - Electric
15. Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy "bootleg edition"
16. Baths - Obsidian
17. Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
18. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
19. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
20. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
21. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
22. J Dilla - Donuts
23. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
24. David Bowie - Life On Mars pic-disc 7"
25. Sarah Siskind - Covered

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: In the early 1960s, in Long Beach, Calif., there was a Wal-Mart type store named Dooley's Hardware, that carried a little bit of everything. The draw for me was they sold brand new 45s for just 25-cents each.

They were so cheap because they were not current hits (those were 89-cents), but leftover ones from past years. Some were familiar oldies and some were totally unknown.

One in the latter category is a two-sided novelty, but not a break-in. All of the music used is original.

Among the characters I recall are Sherlock Holmes, Paladin, Dracula, and a monster. My searches using these common keywords turn up countless results, none of which help.

Is there any way to locate this record?
—Don Sardelli, Norwalk, Calif.

DEAR DON: Stores such as Dooley's were a great source for crisp new records on original labels, at a price that made taking a chance on an unknown tune a low risk adventure.

Obviously you no longer have this single, but here's everything you need to know to replace it.

The artist credit reads Buchanan and Ancell - Cast of Thousands, and the A-side title is "String Along with Pal-O-Mine."

Most if not all of that cast of thousands are voiced by Bill Buchanan and Bob Ancell.

Buchanan, previously with Dickie Goodman, sold over a million novelty break-ins in the '50s, thanks to their zany "Flying Saucer" series.

Cella (Ancell), teamed with Buchanan in 1957 for another charted break-in, "The Creature (From a Science Fiction Movie)." In a drastic departure from that format, "String Along with Pal-O-Mine" is a three-act comedy.

It is doubtful Bill and Bob's creation ever made it to the airwaves in 1959. Clocking in at over eight minutes was a longer running time than Top 40 stations would consider playing, no matter how entertaining it might be.

In this case, editing was not a sensible option. Clipping any part of the program would do more harm than good.

So why would ABC-Paramount invest so heavily to produce a record that had virtually no chance of being played?

Perhaps they were influenced by the recent success (December 1958) of Stan Freberg's "Green Christmas," which runs nearly seven minutes.

Maybe they felt broadcasters were ready to program other longer singles, which we now know they were not. Eventually, though, radio came around as we know from two tunes in 1968: Richard Harris' "MacArthur Park" (7:20) and the Beatles' "Hey Jude" (7:11). Despite their length, both were monster hits.

Speaking of monsters …

Side 1 is "String Along with Pal-O-Mine" (Act 1), the flip has "More String Along with Pal-O-Mine" (Act 2), and "Still More String Along with Pal-O-Mine" (Act 3).

Pal-O-Mine is a parody of TV's Paladin, played by Richard Boone in "Have Gun, Will Travel," one of the three most popular shows in the late '50s. The other two are also westerns: "Gunsmoke" and "Wagon Train."

The Transylvania townspeople called for Pal-O-Mine because "that crazy monster is on the loose again." Joining him on the case are Sherlock Homely, his assistant, Dr. Witless, and Igor Bentneck, the monster's best friend.

Since I'm sworn not to reveal the ending, there's no need here for a spoiler alert.

Finding this record (ABC-Paramount 10,003) online one day is likely, though I can't find a single one for sale at this time.

One is bound to be on the market soon, though not at Dooley's for a quarter. Now you can expect to spend $10 to $20 if you want to string along with Pal-O-Mine.

DEAR JERRY: Since I bought his first record, Jack Scott has been one of my favorite singers.

On some of those early records, Jack sang with a backup group, but I can't remember their name.

Do you know who they are?
—Jon Wiganowski, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

DEAR JON: As a fan of Jack's, you probably know he is a Canadian, whose hometown is Windsor, Ontario.

There in early 1958 he hooked up with the Chantones, a Windsor quartet fresh off their own smash hit, "Anne Marie" (Sparton 491).

The Chantones — Jack Grenier (lead); Larry Desjarlais (tenor); Jim Nantais (baritone); and Roy Lesperance (bass) — back Jack Scott on most of his hits, though are not always credited on the labels.

Here are some of his well-known songs on which the Chantones are heard:

"My True Love"; "With Your Love"; "Geraldine"; "Goodbye Baby"; "Save My Soul"; "I Never Felt Like This"; "The Way I Walk"; "What in the World's Come Over You"; "Burning Bridges"; and "It Only Happened Yesterday."

Of course they also appear on Jack's albums, but are most prominently credited on "The Spirit Moves Me" by "Jack Scott and the Fabulous Chantones (Top Rank 348/648).

IZ ZAT SO? As Jack Scott moved from one label to another, the Chantones not only continued working on his sessions, but their own label affiliation usually kept pace with Scott's.

In 1958, while Jack was with Carlton, the company issued the Chantones' "It's Just a Summer Love" (Carlton 485).

The Chantones' "Don't Open That Door" (Top Rank 2066) came out in 1960, while Jack was selling millions of records for Top Rank.

In 1961, Scott signed with Capitol, and so did the Chantones. The Capitol studio is where the quartet recorded perhaps their best tune, a doo-wop flavored rendering of "Stormy Weather" (Capitol 4661)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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American Sharks Announce Debut Album

New York, NY (July 23, 2013) - Stoner metal fuzz, plus punk rock speed and simplicity. American Sharks have created this sound, to amazing effect, on their self-titled debut album out September 17th on The End Records.

The band will be embarking on two US tours this summer. The first will be with The Sword and Castle which will run from July 25th to August 23rd. Followed up by their fall tour with The Sword and Clutch running form October 27th to November 23rd.

For a complete list of tour dates please visit

The album begins with guitarist Will Ellis’ simple two-note drone that’s been caked with fuzzy effects so the lead-off track “Iron Lungs” hits with maximum force. He’s soon joined by Mike Hardin’s bass and tortured, bellowing vocals and Nick Cornetti’s chugging drum beat on the song that bows out in one minute thirty four seconds, practically over before it started.

That’s sort of the ethos for this trio that originally formed in Houston and has managed to make the most of its stints opening for Austin metal heroes and “big brother” band The Sword. One big difference between the two, though, is that American Sharks shows – while similarly heavy on riffage and instrumental chaos – are Ramones-like in their consistent brevity and mark their mark with unrelenting speed and power.

“It comes from a kind of pop sensibility that I think has been lost, in that people forget you don’t have to drag a song out to make it memorable,” Hardin said. “That’s why our longest set ever is 30 minutes and we’ve always wanted to play 15 to 20 minute shows. When we first started things got pretty crazy because people didn’t know how to react to it and they’d show up and start throwing beer everywhere.”

Similarly, the new American Sharks record features nine track and clocks in just a few ticks more than 20 minutes, making it a perfect soundtrack for a morning commute as long as the listener can resist the urge to put the pedal to the floor during “Overdrive.”

Recorded quickly in four days at Austin’s Fifth Street Studios by Bryan Richie, the album’s sound and pace was obvious almost from the start with first takes on Cornetti’s drum tracks serving as the bedrock for the band’s sound.

“When we started doing takes we’d do one and Bryan would say ‘That’s great. That’s a keeper,’ but we’d do a couple more and when I listened back those first takes were always the ones that had the energy,” Cornetti said. “The more you do something the more you think about it, so most of the songs on the record are first takes.”

Cornetti echoed Hardin in talking about the band’s determination to avoid overzealous guitar work or epic-length songwriting while channeling the best bits of metal legends like Black Sabbath and Motorhead.

“We like going out and not doing crazy weird things that go on for eight minutes,” he said. “There’s no unnecessary solos and our thinking is, ‘Let’s find a way to simplify it and make it faster.’”

A key to the record’s impact is the expert mixing job of Jason Buntz, who figured out how to capture the band’s power and mind-altering brute force while keeping the songs lean and sonically agile. While the band’s early “Weedwizard” single came close to capturing its power and economy, Buntz has helped them take a massive leap forward.

Take a listen to the “Demon With Glass Sword,” which rides a Sabbath-worthy riff as fast as it will go, balancing the needed heft with a blazing rhythm that doesn’t need any more than the two minutes and change it takes to leave a listener dazed and enthused. That combination is what prompts repeated listens, and what the band hopes will be the key to large success as its music is distributed to a worldwide audience thanks to a deal with The End Records.  “Being on a label like that elevates us to a place where we can get worldwide distribution and we know someone is really going to be pushing to get the record into people’s hands,” Hardin said.

1. Iron Lungs
2. Overdrive
3. Satan's Overture Pt. 1
4. Indian Man
5. XVI
6. Freak Out
7. Demon With Glass Sword
8. Cocaine
9. 11:11



cool story:

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Bush – Science of Things & Razorblade Suitcase Available On Vinyl

Bush – Razorblade Suitcase LP

Bush – The Science Of Things LP



This Weeks Top Albums – July 22, 2013

Here are the Top 10 Albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of July 16 – July 22nd, 2013:

1. Refused – Everlasting EP
2. Weezer – Pinkerton (Limited Edition) LP
3. At The Drive-In – Relationship of Command (Reissue) 2XLP
4. Norma Jean – Wrongdoers LP
5. Nirvana – Unplugged In N.Y. LP6.) Propagandhi – How To Clean Everything (20th Anniversary Edition) LP
7. Copeland – Eat, Sleep, Repeat LP
8. Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King 2XLP
9. Smashing Pumpkins – Aeroplane Flies High (Deluxe Edition) 5XLP
10. Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue Acoustic LP


saw this online, a bit dated, but the process of manufacturing hasn't changed