Friday, April 12, 2013

Music Record Shop Weekly

Welcome to the new weekly feature (look for it every Friday) called MusicRecordShop Weekly.  Here we take a look at new releases and some hard to find vinyl that will easily satisfy even the most serious record collectors.  Here's five that we think you will enjoy!

1.  Live - Throwing Copper Vinyl 

180 grams audiophile vinyl supplement As LIVE 1994 "Throwing Copper" published, the album languished around a few months at the lower end of the album charts, to the alternative scene finally got wind of LIVE's new album. From then on, the album climbed higher and higher. The global radio hits "I Alone", "All Over You" and "Selling The Drama" should ultimately define the sound of the nineties. the spiritual texts of singer Ed Kowalczyk and his passionate performance touched millions of fans and took LIVE on one of the most authentic and demanding bands of that era. , Throwing Copper "transported hear too many of us back to the days of baggy pants and dreadlocks Pogotanzen like there's no tomorrow.
  • Label Music On Vinyl
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Record - LP - Sealed
  • Limited Edition - 1000
  • Number
  • Colore Vinyl - Copper
Track Listing
1. The Dam At Otter Creek
2. Selling The Drama
3. I Alone
4. Iris
5. Lightning Crashes
6. Top
7. All Over You
8. Shit Towne
9. T.B.D
10. Stage
11. Waitress
12. Pillar Of Davidson
13. White, Discussion
14. Horse

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This item is on sale Sale  $15.99

When Mumford & Sons entered the studio to commence work on their second album, Babel, in August of 2011, they never envisioned it would be to follow-up a debut record that had connected with so many music lovers from all different corners of the globe, and all the roads in-between. Their success is even something the four members struggle to trace. "It sort of just happened," Marcus Mumford has often mused to journalists. The earliest memories of the band performing together are within the close confines of a rehearsal room in Putney, and of last minute street-side jamming sessions on the pavement outside Bosun's Locker (a now defunct basement venue on Kings Road in London) ahead of a show. It was a scene already common to the band as musicians falling in and out of bands of each and every genre. Ben Lovett and Marcus were already working on songs together from their school days, but those songs didn't realise their full potential until Winston Marshall (armed with a banjo and dobro), and Ted Dwane (double bass, but with a penchant for being a multi-instrumental marvel) had learned and lived those songs, given them new arrangements, and injected them with a real 'band' dynamic.
1. Babel
2. Whispers In The Dark
3. I Will Wait
4. Holland Road
5. Ghosts That We Knew
6. Lover Of The Light
7. Lovers' Eyes
8. Reminder
9. Hopeless Wanderer
10. Broken Crown
11. Below My Feet
12. Not With Haste

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3.  Ramones - Acid Eaters

Tearing through a bunch of psychedelic and garage rock classics from the 1960s, the Ramones regain much of the fun and abandon of earlier records, making Acid Eaters easily their best record in a decade; the guest appearances of Pete Townshend ("Substitute") and ex-porn star Traci Lords ("Somebody to Love") help make the record a blast.

1. Journey To The Centre Of The Mind
2. Substitute
3. Out Of Time
4. The Shape Of Things To Come
5. Somebody To Love
6. When I Was Young
7. 7 And 7 Is
8. My Back Pages
9. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
10. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
11. I can't Control Myself
12. Surf City

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A series of special limited edition IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc albums are due to be released by EMI starting in October 2012. Comprised of the first eight albums of Maiden's career, all released in the 1980's, each picture disc will be packaged in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner bags and the heavyweight vinyl will be cut from the original album master tapes. The albums will be released chronologically between October and February, starting with 'Iron Maiden' and 'Killers' on 15 October 2012 followed by 'The Number Of The Beast' and 'Piece Of Mind' in November 2012. To open the new year 'Powerslave' and the double album 'Live After Death' will be released in January, with the final two titles, 'Somewhere In Time' and 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' coming out in February 2013. These vinyl picture discs are being released to commemorate IRON MAIDEN's current Maiden England tour which comprises largely 80's material, in particular focusing on the 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' album.
1. Aces High
2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
3. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
4. Flash Of The Blade
5. The Duellists

1. Back In The Village
2. Powerslave
3. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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Mention the phrase Love Shack and anyone youre talking to will immediately know to what youre referencing. Few songs stick in the brain with such lasting power, fond memories, and sing-a-long potential as the B-52s blissful 1989 smash, one of the many moments that make the bands Cosmic Thing such a timeless affair. The groups melodies were never sharper, its vibes never as carefree, and attitude as joyous as on this multi-platinum affair that stayed on the charts for more than a year. Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system at pressed at RTI, this Sliver Label LP dazzles with glorious textures, deeper low-end frequencies, more pronounced midrange information, and enhanced vocal dynamics absent from prior editions. Especially noticeable is the additional color and sense of rhythmic involvement in the already-persuasive pop-rock tunes, guaranteed to lighten any mood and ignite any celebration. Urging listeners to roam around the world on one of the two Top 5 singles here, the B-52s follow their own instructions, constructing lively fare assembled from quirky riffs, bizarre albeit smooth harmonies, strident lead vocals, jagged tempos, and infectious choruses. At heart, Cosmic Thing is a dance-your-ass-off soiree. Leader Fred Schneider delights in kitsch, his deliveries combining goofy pronouncements and half-rapped words that speak the co-ed ensembles long tradition of originality, flair, campiness, and irreverence.
  • Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label
1. Cosmic Thing
2. Dry Country
3. Deadbeat Club
4. Love Shack
5. Junebug
6. Roam
7. Bushfire
8. Channel Z
9. Topaz
10. Follow Your Bliss

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Musicology 101

Let's have a little fun, so here are some rock and roll nuggets so you can win at music trivia games and become a top musicologist!

Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, and Rory Gallagher all have something in common. They are three of the candidates who didn't get past the jamming phase in their unsuccessful bid to replace The Rolling Stone's Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood, of course, won the gig.

Albert Hammond's 1972, Billboard #5 hit "It Never Rains In Southern California" was actually written in London, England, which receives about 29 inches of rainfall every year. According to the National Climatic Data Center, Southern California can receive as little as 1.6 inches of precipitation annually.

In 1963, The Isley Brothers hired a new kid to play lead guitar for them at a rate of $30 per night. This young man's name was Jimi Hendrix.

Brian Wilson and Mike Love got the inspiration for The Beach Boys' hit "Fun, Fun" Fun" after drummer Dennis Wilson said about his girlfriend, "We'll have fun 'til her daddy takes the T'bird away."

Originally the title of The Beatles' ninth album was supposed to be "A Doll's House", but that was scrapped when it was discovered that a British band called Family had already issued an LP called "Music in a Doll's House". After some design problems, the double disc effort was simply issued in a plain white jacket, embossed with the words "The Beatles". Fans would call it 'The White Album.'

During his Presidential campaign in 2000, George W. Bush was asked by Oprah Winfrey what his favorite song was. He replied "Wake Up Little Susie by Buddy Holly." 

Many of the sets and props used by Screen Gems for The Monkees' TV show were left over from The Three Stooges short films.

The Doors' "Light My Fire" topped the Billboard chart for three weeks in the summer of 1967, but Jim Morrison often indicated that he never liked the song and resented having to sing it. Ironically, it was the last song he ever did with the band during their final public performance at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 12, 1970.


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

We have a winner in the LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR CONTEST congrats to Michael G. from the UK for being the 5th emailer!   Enjoy the film!


learned about a record label from the UK called Easy Action here's a bit about what they do ( i hope to have more info about them next week!!):

Easy Action presents Rock ‘n’ Roll s primeval aristocracy including Iggy & the Stooges, halcyon Lou Reed, high voltage kings the MC5, and quintessential glam Icon, Marc Bolan. Whether you want quality archive material, previously unreleased recordings or never before seen footage, Easy Action deliver the goods in lusciously packaged CD, Vinyl & DVD formats.

Not just another reissues label, Easy Action presents the key moments of some of the most influential artists of the epoch, on stage, in concert and forever.

Here's one of their releases:

Johnny Thunders - Hurt Me (Ltd Edition Vinyl LP)

Completely Re Mastered and available in Ltd quantity of 750 copies only

Johnny Thunders was a rock and roll/punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the early 1970s as a member of the New York Dolls and later played with The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist.   Dolls bass guitarist, Arthur Kane, later wrote about Johnny Thunder's guitar sound, as he described arriving outside the rehearsal studio where they were meeting to jam together for the first time: "I heard someone playing a guitar riff that I myself didn't know how to play. It was raunchy, nasty, rough, raw, and untamed. I thought it was truly inspired..." Adding, "His sound was rich and fat and beautiful, like a voice."

Side One :
1. Sad Vacation      2.15
2. Eve of Destruction    1.20
3. Too Much Too Soon   1.07
4. Joey     2.12
5. I'm A Boy I'm A Girl    2.25
6. Go Back To Go    1.13
7. I Like To Play Games   2.00
8. Hurt Me   3.13
9. Illegitimate Son of Segovia   3.00
10. It Ain't Me, Babe  0.21

Side Two  
1.Diary of a Lover    2.48
2.I'd Rather Be with the Boys  1.56
3.You Can't Put Your Arms around a Memory  2.54
4.She's So Untouchable  2.29
5.Ask Me No Questions  2.05
6.She's So Strange  1.41
7.Lonely Planet Boy  1.37
8.Mia   1.37
9.Cosa Nostra  1.17

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Austin, TX--- April 12, 2013 --- Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce the limited edition vinyl release of the Oblivion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring new music by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Joseph Trapanese (TRON: Uprising, The Raid: Redemption).  This collaboration was an exciting project for Mondo to once again combine theirlove of film music with gorgeous custom artwork. The artwork for the vinyl album cover and interior comes from Mondo artist Kilian Eng and will be a 180 gram 2X LP in Deluxe Gatefold packaging. The Oblivion vinyl will be available for purchase on April 26 at for $25 and will also be available for retail sale starting May 28. 

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Oblivion will be released in theaters and IMAX on April 19.

Artist Kilian Eng was born 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden. His commissioned work has mostly been for the music industry creating artwork for bands around the world, including The Gaslamp Killer, Miami Horror, Lazer Sword and Tesla Boy. His visuals often connect to sci-fi and surrealist themes. Some of his greatestinspiration comes from French and Belgian artists like Moebius, Philippe Druillet and Hergé.

Discussing his work on the Mondo vinyl packaging, Kilian said, "When I was given the honor to create artwork for the Oblivion soundtrack, I wanted toconvey the feeling of a world that was left behind; a place full of traces and remnants of a civilization long gone. An environment that truly makes the person exploring it feel small is a theme I often come back to in my artwork. For the front cover I wanted to describe this in a peaceful way. The warm colors of a sunset, or sunrise, adds an air of tranquility, providing the image a nice balance against the sharp, dark silhouettes in the foreground."

The Oblivion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 andJoseph Trapanese (TRON: Uprising, The Raid: Redemption). The score is a hybrid of the traditional M83 electronic sound combined with sweeping orchestral elements. It has 16 score cues, along with a brand new song by M83 featuring Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfor used as the end title for the film.

Track listing:
Jack's Dream (1:22)
Waking Up (4:09)
Tech 49 (5:58)
StarWaves (3:41)
Odyssey Rescue (4:08)
Earth 2077 (2:22)
Losing Control (3:56)
Canyon Battle (5:58)
Radiation Zone (4:11)
You Can't Save Her (4:56)
Raven Rock (4:33)
I'm Sending You Away (5:38)
Ashes Of Our Fathers (3:30)
Temples Of Our Gods (3:14)
Fearful Odds (3:09)
Undimmed By Time, Unbound By Death (2:26)
Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfor) (5:57)

For the exact sale time on April 26 follow @MondoNews on Twitter.
About Mondo
Mondo is a division of the Alamo Drafthouse championed for bringing art back to movie poster design. Utilizing the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen-printed posters based on all things film, television and comic properties including Star Wars, The Avengers, DC Comics, Back to the Future and Universal Monsters. In addition to stunning artwork for beloved and future classics, Mondo also releases time-honored and contemporary movie soundtracks on vinyl, such as Drive, as well as VHS re-issues. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtakingoriginal artwork and limited edition screen prints. Having worked with filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Wes Craven, Zack Snyder and Duncan Jones, Mondo has also partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to further archive and preserve the company's growing collection of original film posters.



VinylFest Debuts in Louisville

Unique New Event at Crowne Plaza Louisville Celebrates Music

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- A new music festival debuts in Louisville, Kentucky this summer.  VinylFest brings together vinyl enthusiasts, album artists, musical artists, music-related movies, vendors and much more at Crowne Plaza Louisville.  It all starts with a Friday Night Pre-Show on June 14th and is packed with entertainment and activities through Sunday, June 16th.  The popularity of vinyl records continues to grow among people of all ages and VinylFest will draw visitors from across the country.

The line-up includes co-founder and president of Sojourn Records in New York City, Mark Ambrosino.  He is a professional drummer who performed with many notable musicians and performers over the years, including Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston.  Mark will share his experiences and how to blend basics with new technologies.

Guests will also meet and greet legendary album cover artists Ken Kelly and William Stout.  Kelly is a fantasy artist who, over the course of his 30-year career has painted album covers for several rock groups including KISS, Manowar, Rainbow, Coheed & Cambria, Alabama and Electric Magma.  His most well-known album cover is the KISS Destroyer album.  Stout gained notoriety for his 45 rock 'n' roll "bootleg" album covers.  He began creating album covers in 1973 with The Firesign Theater.  Stout's new book Legends of the Blues will premiere at VinylFest.  The book contains 100 full color portraits of blues singers and musicians born prior to 1930. 

VinylFest is also proud to present a concert from R&B musician Blessing Offor.  Born in Africa, Blessing came to the U.S. at a young age.  He found his love in music with influences from every end of the music spectrum.  Blessing has performed at the Kennedy Center and as the opening act for such legends as The Temptations, Average White Band, Tower of Power, and New Orleans Blues legend Dr. John.

Crowne Plaza Louisville is the Official Hotel of VinylFest.  Special package rates for VinylFest attendees are available through May 15th. The rates for Crowne Plaza Louisville packages are $99 for single occupancy; $109 for double occupancy; $119 for triple occupancy; and $129 for quad occupancy. Packages include one ticket for one day per registered occupant. (Rates do not include tax.)

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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 4/01 - 4/07, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:
1. Dawes - Stories Don't End ('bootleg' blue vinyl)
2. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow
3. The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
4. Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
5. David Bowie - The Next Day
6. The Strokes - Comedown Machine
7. Bombino - Nomad
8. Cold War Kids - Dear Miss Lonelyheart
9. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
10. William Tyler - Impossible Truth
11. Devendra Banhart - Mala
12. Jim James - Regions Of Light & Sound Of God
13. Wavves - Afraid Of Heights
14. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
15. The Beatles - Abbey Road
16. Besnard Lakes - Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
17. Bleached - Ride Your Heart
18. Caveman - Caveman
19. Bonobo - North Borders
20. Night Beds - Country Sleep
21. Ivan & Alyosha - All The Times We Had
22. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
23. Bonobo - North Borders
24. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
25. The Features - The Wilderness