Friday, January 11, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Music History - January 11th


In 1964, "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen was the number one song on the Cash Box music chart.

In 1965, the Beach Boys recorded "Do You Wanna Dance."

In 1967, Jimi Hendrix started recording "Purple Haze."

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Please Please Me’


long time followers of the blog know i love album cover art...and have found another two that caught my eye:

Summoning Album Cover Artwork Revealed

Vienna, Austria-based epic/atmospheric black metal oufit Summoning is scheduled to release their new album, 'Old Mornings Dawn,' later this year via Napalm Records and have released the stunning cover art for the effort.


LOST SOCIETY: Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka

More to the story at Blabbermouth


this out of the uk:

Are these the worst album covers of all time? Music fan's collection of record sleeves features accordions, cows and a man in a gorilla suit


ABKCO Records To Release Eric Burdon's 'Til Your River Runs Dry On January 29th


New Film ‘Imagines’ a Life Inspired by John Lennon


Mad Season’s ‘Above’ To Be Reissued With New Material in April


Music Sales In 2012 Prove Digital Is Rising, CDs Are Dead And ... Vinyl Is Alive Once Again?


Crosby Stills & Nash Announce 2013 Tour Dates


Bob Seger Announces 2013 Tour Dates


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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 12/31/12 - 1/06/13

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
2. D. Watusi - Dark Party
3. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
4. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
5. Tame Impala - Lonerism
6. The Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone
7. Mumford & Sons - Babel
8. Jack White - Blunderbuss
9. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Live From Alabama
10. JEFF The Brotherhood - Castle Storm
11. Ponychase - Ponychase 10"
12. Kopecky Family Band - Kids Raising Kids
13. The Lumineers - Winter EP 10"
14. Dr. John - Locked Down
15. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
16. Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album)
17. Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain
18. Natural Child - 1971
19. Radiohead - In Rainbows
20. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
21. The Black Keys - The Big Come Up
22. Television - Marquee Moon
23. Crystal Castles - III
24. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
25. JEFF The Brotherhood - Dark Energy 7"