Sunday, April 29, 2012
EPISODE: "There's No Bones In Ice Cream"
Syl has definitely been keeping this podcast up. Here's who we've got this episode: The Dolls (duh - of course!), Heartbreakers, Sylvain, Arthur Alexander, Chocolate Watch Band, Batusis, Dionne Warwick, Mott The Hoople, and more...
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I've always loved vinyl and have had turntables as part of my stereo setup for as long as I can remember. I've always listened to my parents' old college records (hey there Neil Young, CSN, and Woodstock - I still have 'em all) and then my dad's late 70s/early 80s bachelor pad collection (hello the Cars, the Knack, and other New Wave acts). When my brother and I would go over to my dad's place on the weekend circa 1980 I would always look for his copy of Lou Reed Live and show the back cover to my brother, who would run away scared and crying!
|South Euclid, OH in '78!|
Well, to make a very long story somewhat blog-sized, after my second child was born - and the resulting loss of my computer/stereo room - I had to stow away my turntable in the attic and the vinyl in the basement. Every once in a while I'd get the urge to listen to a record, but then I'd download the album if I didn't have it on CD already and I'd soon forget about the needle dropping. I was good with that state of affairs until I discovered the Vinyl Community (VC) on PooTube. And man...that got me jonesin' something fierce for holding that 1' square cardboard sleeve in my hands.
Here's an example of what I'm talkin' about (that's Dereck - the King of the VC):
I do have some self-imposed rules I abide by when making purchases. Not only will it save me money, but it will also prevent me from hoarding records I don't have the room for:
- I will not "Collect" records: This means I will not buy an album simply to have it. If I don't like the music then I won't buy it, regardless of whether it would "complete" a particular artist's discography. It also means most of the Rolling Stones' and Lou Reed's post 1982 catalog will not sit on my record shelves.
- I will not buy 12" singles or 45 rpms: Unless it's by an artist who ONLY issues releases on 7" I will not buy 'em. That's a lot of money (relatively speaking) for a couple songs. However, I WILL buy EPs.
- I will only buy LPs in "playable" condition: I might see an ultra-rare record marked WAY down because it is scratched and scuffed, but if it is too damaged to play on my turntable without skipping, I won't get it.
- I will almost never purchase a vinyl LP I already own on CD: With very few exceptions, I will not spend money on a vinyl copy of something I already own.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Pre-Order "…ya know?" now on iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/...ya-know/id519564569 . The album has been specially Mastered for iTunes for the 5/22 release and includes a digital booklet with lyrics, liner notes and foreword by the legendary Little Steven Van Zandt. You can also purchase "Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer" digitally on iTunes here http://bit.ly/InLlWK
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Damn, George! You held onto this LP for a long time, probably waiting for Diana to drop by and autograph it for you. Don't feel bad - she's a real bitch from what I hear.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Complete Solo Morrissey Discography
"VIVA HATE" [original edition]
"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"The Last Of The Famous International Playboys"
"I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong"
"Ouija Board, Ouija Board"
"November Spawned A Monster"
"BONA DRAG" [original edition]
"Sing Your Life"
"Pregnant For The Last Time"
"My Love Life"
"We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"
"You're The One For Me, Fatty"
"Certain People I Know"
"BEETHOVEN WAS DEAF"
"The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get"
"VAUXHALL & I"
"The Family Line"
"Hold On To Your Friends"
"Now My Heart Is Full"
"THE WORLD OF MORRISSEY"
"SOUTHPAW GRAMMAR" [original edition]
"The Boy Racer"
"VIVA HATE" [EMI100 edition]
"MALADJUSTED" [original edition]
"SUEDEHEAD - THE BEST OF MORRISSEY"
"Satan Rejected My Soul"
"MY EARLY BURGLARY YEARS"
"The CD-Singles 88-91"
"The CD-Singles 91-95"
"¡THE BEST OF!"
"UNDER THE INFLUENCE"
"Irish Blood, English Heart"
"YOU ARE THE QUARRY" [original edition]
"SONGS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE"
"First Of The Gang To Die"
"Let Me Kiss You"
"YOU ARE THE QUARRY" [deluxe edition]
"I Have Forgiven Jesus"
"Redondo Beach"/"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
"LIVE AT EARLS COURT"
"You Have Killed Me"
"RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS"
"The Youngest Was The Most Loved"
"In The Future When All's Well"
"I Just Want To See The Boy Happy"
"That's How People Grow Up"
"All You Need Is Me"
"I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris"
"YEARS OF REFUSAL"
"Something Is Squeezing My Skull"
"When Last I Spoke To Carol" (Toy Selectah mix - official download)
"SOUTHPAW GRAMMAR" [expanded & redesigned edition]
"MALADJUSTED" [expanded & redesigned edition]
"THE HMV/PARLOPHONE SINGLES '88-'95"
"THE 7" SINGLES '88-'91"
"THE 7" SINGLES '91-'95"
"BONA DRAG" [20th anniversary ed with bonus tracks]
"Everyday Is Like Sunday - 2010"
Saturday, April 14, 2012
(AP) LONDON - British media reports say former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital.
The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that 62-year-old Gibb is in a coma, citing a family friend.
Gibb's publicist, Doug Wright, declined to comment, but Gibb's son has acknowledged that the 62-year-old musician is seriously ill.
Gibb was hospitalized last year for stomach and colon problems and had intestinal surgery last month.
He was forced to miss the London premiere of his classical "Titanic Requiem" this week because of illness. His son Robin-John Gibb said the family was "praying for him and hoping he has a speedy recovery."
I am unable to listen to most of their disco-era work, but there's no question that at one time they were an incredible trio with more than a few classics I listen to on a regular basis. Barry may have been the handsome one, and his falsetto is what most people remember, but it was Robin's tenor that was the bedrock of the Bee Gees harmonies.
Friday, April 13, 2012
|Sucksex Records - SEX10|
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
|Sucksex Records - SEX13|
As for this, there were two editions of this 7" single pressed, both of 200 copies apiece.
Side A features Johnny Thunders and the Que Sera Sera 'Black Cats' band. It was recorded in 1985 at London's Tin Pan Alley Studios, with background vocals provided by Stiv Bators and Michael Monroe.
Side B features Jerry Nolan with the Teneriffa Cowboys again performing 'Countdown Love.' It was recorded in 1983 at Stockholm's Decibel studios.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
|Thank you much to Uncleskinny for the original pic/post.|
I am not going to argue with the reviewer here over his rating (not that there is much to argue about), but the final paragraph of the review says it all. Morrissey feels the need to tinker with perfection and keep pushing shit out to the public. Does he really need to think very hard about why his reissues sell so poorly? Maybe because it's because they aren't true re-issues, but re-imagined. I think what he has done to his remasters (Southpaw Grammar, Maladjusted, Viva Hate) is akin to what George Lucas did to the original Star Wars movies: tinker with perfection and end up with sub-par dreck.
He has become what he used to piss on. Re-issue, Re-package, Re-package!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This bootleg features a 1969 Flying Burrito Brothers' show at the Winterland Ballroom, in San Francisco, The recording quality is very good. Even though the mix is a bit murky, every instrument is distinguishable. This disc is highlighted by Burritos' favorites like "Sin City," as well as songs not available on any officially released recordings. - allmusic.com
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I spent most of my life in Cleveland and remember the the John Demjanjuk/Ivan The Terrible saga vividly. Being the most famous retired auto-worker in Cleveland history, his investigation and trial made the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer quite frequently. With his death last month the entire drama comes to a close. This obit, published in the Economist last week, sums it all up. His final years were spent in miserable emotional and physical pain, which is a much more comfortable decline than the victims he escorted to their deaths at Sobibor death camp.