Archive | May 2012

The "Nifty 60": Colored Vinyl Titles!

I reckon that nothing on this list is more than a month old?
Check out these new ‘colored vinyl’ titles. They are on the market right now!
UPDATE: June 5, 2010
Green Day~”dookie’ on CLEAR GREEN VINYL has SOLD OUT in 1 Day on the Hot Topic website.
Motörhead~March Ör Die has been confirmed on WHITE VINYL.
Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh? has been confirmed on BLUE VINYL.

1 GREEN DAY~”dookie” (CLEAR GREEN VINYL, “Hot Topic” Exclusive, only 1000 made)
2 MOTÖRHEAD~1916 (180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
3 GRAND FUNK~WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND (180 Gram GOLD VINYL, pressed at RTI)
4 WHITE ZOMBIE~LA SEXORCISTO: DEVIL MUSIC VOLUME 1 (180 Gram MILKY WHITE VINYL)
5 WHITE ZOMBIE~ASTRO CREEP 2000 (180 Gram CLEAR GREEN VINYL,  Hot Topic is cooler)
6 ANTI-FLAG~THE GENERAL STRIKE (180 Gram RED w/ BLACK SPLATTER)
7 THE DAMNED~MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE (180 Gram OPAGUE BLUE MARBLE VINYL)
8 THE MARS VOLTA~NOCTOURIQUET (180 Gram 2 LP OPAQUE ORANGE & BLUE VINYL , 3D)
9 THE KINKS~FACE TO FACE (2 LP 1 80 Gram BLUE VINYL, Mono & Stereo Versions)
10 THE KINKS~SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS (2 LP 180 Gram RED VINYL, Mono/Stereo)
11 THE KINKS~ARTHUR (2 LP 180 Gram WHITE VINYL, Mono & Stereo Versions)
12 ALICE COOPER~ALONE IN HIS NIGHTMARE (LIVE) (2 LP 180 RED VINYL)
13 PEARL JAM~THE 1993 RADIO & T.V. SESSIONS (2 LP 180 Gram PURPLE VINYL)
14 GARY NUMAN~LIVE AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE (2 LP 180 Gram ORANGE VINYL)
15 GARY NUMAN~EXILE (2 LP 180 Gram GREY VINYL)
16 GARY NUMAN~PURE (2 LP 180 Gram RED VINYL)
17 GARY NUMAN~SCARRED (LIVE) (2 LP 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
18 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS~ONE HOT MINUTE (180 Gram RED VINYL, Lenticulatr Cover)
19 ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS~KIDS ON THE STREET (180 Gram RED w/ 3 GREEN CIRCLES)
20 SANTIGOLD~MASTER OF MY MAKE BELIEVE (180 Gram GOLD VINYL)
21 V.A.~LONG LIVE BOOGALLOO (2 LP 180 Gram OPAGUE ORANGE & YELLOW w/ GREEN 7″)
22 THE MONKEES~GREATEST HITS (1969) (180 Gram OPAGUE ORANGE MARBLED VINYL)
23 THE MONKEES~INSTANT REPLAY (180 Gram RED VINYL)
24 THE ROLLING STONES~EXILE ON MAIN ST. (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT RED VINYL)
25 QUEENSRYCHE~OPERATION: MINDCRIME (original) (2 LP 180 Gram RED VINYL)
26  RUSH~LIVE AT THE B.B.C. (2 LP 180 Gram BLUE VINYL)
27 R.E.M.~SONGS FOR A GREEN WORLD (Radio Broadcast) (2 LP 180 Gram GREEN VINYL)
28 10 FT. GANJA PLANT~10 DEADLY SHOTS VOLUME II (GANJA PLANT GREEN MARBLE)
29 THE ACTION~ULTIMATE ACTION (Compilation) (180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT YELLOW)
30 MORRISSEY~TAKE A BOW (The T.V. Recordings) (180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT YELLOW)
31  A.C. &  MACHINES~DIE GRÜNE REISE (The Green Journey) (180 Gram LIME GREEN)
32 V.A.~HALLMARK GUITARS HOT ROD COMPILATION (GOLD VINYL)
33 NORAH JONES~LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS ( 2 LP 180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
34 OPERATION IVY~HECTIC E.P. (180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
35 OPERATION IVY~1st LP (180 Gram CLEAR VINYL)
36 THE CYNICS~SPINNING WHEEL MOTEL (HALF ORANGE/HALF GOLD)
37 THE CYNICS~SPINNING WHEEL MOTEL (HALF BLACK / HALF RED)
38 MONSTER MAGNET~SUPERJUDGE (180 Gram PURPLE/BLUE SWIRL)
39 SLIGHTLY STOOPID~EVERYTHING YOU NEED (180 Gram NEON YELLOW)
40 DR. DOG~BE THE VOID (180 Gram RANDOM BRIGHTS VINYL (Hot Pink?)
41 BROKEN BONES~F*** YOU AND ALL YOU STAND FOR (180 Gram RED w/BLK)
42 PEACHES~THE TEACHES OF PEACHES (180 Gram HOT PINK VINYL)
43 OF MONTREAL~PARALYTIC STALKS (2 LP 180 OPAQUE YELLOW VINYL)
44 PRIMUS~GREEN NAUGAHYDE (2 LP, GREEN VINYL & FREE CD)
45 THE GO-GO’S~BEAUTY AND THE BEAT 30TH ANNIV. (180 Gram PINK VINYL)
46 ACCEPT~BALLS TO THE WALL (180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
47 ACCEPT~METAL HEART (180 Gram BLUE VINYL)
48 ACE FREHLEY~ANOMALY (2 LP 180 Gram SILVER VINYL)
49 THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET~THE BEST OF (1st LP) (180 Gram GOLD VINYL)
50 VAN HALEN~A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID RED)
51 SOUNDTRACK~THE WICKER MAN (1973) (180 Gram COLORED VINYL)
52 MOTÖRHEAD~MARCH ÖR DIE (180 Gram COLORED VINYL)
53 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES~HOW WILL I LAUGH? (180 Gram COLORED VINYL)
54 XIU XIU~ALWAYS (180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
55 THE RED DEVILS~KING KING (LIVE) (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID RED VINYL)
56 NOFX~126 INCHES OF NOFX (180 Gram 18 Single BRONZE VINYL BOX SET)
57 MARIACHI EL BRONX~1ST LP (180 Gram MEXICAN FLAG COLOR VINYL)
58 ST. VINCENT~STRANGE MERCY (180 Gram WHITE VINYL)
59 U.F.O.`SEVEN DEADLY (2 LP 180 Gram SOLID BRIGHT ORANGE VINYL)
60 NEW FOUND GLORY~RADIOSURGERY (180 Gram GOLD VINYL & CD)

(Ed. Note: I didn’t include recent titles on colored vinyl from Record Store Day 2102 because they will cost you over $75.00…if you can even still find them. Flaming Lips, The Misfits, Abba, Social D., The Refused, Lee Perry, Peter Tosh, soundtracks of The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink & Empire Records etc. etc.)

Have Fun And Love Your Vinyl!!!

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New Releases/Re-Stocks: May 30, 2012

YOU CAN ORDER ALL THESE TILES ON THE WEBSITE RIGHT NOW:
1 Big Star~# 1 Record
2 Big Star~Radio City
3 The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette OPAQUE BLUE VINYL
4 Milton Nascimento~Clube Da Esquina 180 Gram 2 LP Set
5 Lo Borges~Lo Borges (self-tiled) 180 Gram Vinyl
6 Bukka White~Mississippi Blues 180 Gram Vinyl
7 Incredible String Band~Wee Tam 180 Gram Vinyl
8 Incredible String Band~ The Big Huge 180 Gram Vinyl
9 Wire~Pink Flag 180 Gram Vinyl
10 Miles Davis~Live-Evil 180 Gram 2 LP Set
11 Miles Davis~Pangaea 180 Gram 2 LP Set
12 Miles Davis~Dark Magus 180 Gram 2 LP Set
13 Aretha Franklin~I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You 180 Gram Vinyl
14 Aretha Franklin~Spirit In The Dark 180 Gram Vinyl
15 Jorge Ben~Forca Brut 180 Gram Vinyl
16  Cluster~Cluster ’71 180 Gram Vinyl
17 Allen Toussaint~Life, Love And Faith 180 Gram Vinyl
18 Allen Toussaint~Southern Nights 180 Gram Vinyl
19 Bauhaus~The Sky’s Gone Out 180 Gram Vinyl
20 The Kinks~Kinda Kinks 180 Gram Vinyl
21 Otis Redding~The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads 180 Gram Vinyl
22 Nico~Desertshore 180 Gram Vinyl
23 Herbie Hancock/The Yardbirds~Blow Up (Original Soundtrack) 180 Gram Vinyl
24 Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band~Doc At The Radar Station 180 Gram Vinyl
25 Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band~ Ice Cream For Crow 180 Gram Vinyl
26 The Modern Lovers~The Modern Lovers 1st LP 180 Gram Vinyl
27 Various Artists~No New York 180 Gram Vinyl
28  Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force~Planet Rock: The Album 180 Gram Vinyl
29 Spacemen 3~Walkin’ With Jesus E.P. 180 Gram Vinyl
30 Spacemen 3~Transparent  Radiation E.P. 180 Gram Vinyl
31 Spacemen 3~Take Me To The Other Side E.P. 180 Gram Vinyl
32 Spacemen 3~Performance 180 Gram Vinyl
33 Eddie Hazel~James From The Heart
34 Harmonia~Deluxe 180 Gram Vinyl
35 Can~Out Of Reach 180 Gram vinyl
36 Faust~Faust 1st LP w/ Original X-Ray & Silk Screen Cover and on 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL
37 The Flaming Lips~Oh My Gawd!! 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL
38 Mr. Bungle~1st LP 180 Gram Vinyl
39 Mr. Bungle~Disco Volante 180 Gram Vinyl
40 The Lemonheads~It’s A Shame About Ray 180 Gram Vinyl
41 The Breeders~POD 180 Gram Vinyl
42 Dead Moon~ In The Graveyard
43 Dead Moon~Defiance
44 Dead Moon~Unknown Passage
45 Spiritualized~Pure Phase 180 Gram 2 LP Set
46 Royal Trux~Thank You 180 Gram Vinyl
47 Catalyst~The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 2 LP Set
48 Catalyst~The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 2 LP Set
49 Hawkwind~1st LP 180 Gram Vinyl
50Funkadelic~America Eats Itself 180 Gram 2 LP Set
51 Funkadelic~Standing on The Verge Of Getting it On 180 Gram Vinyl
52 Funkadelic~Let’s Take It To The Stage 180 Gram Vinyl
53 Funkadelic~Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic 1809 Gram Vinyl
54 Funkadelic~Maggot Brain 180 Gram Vinyl
55 Funkadelic~Free Your Mind …And Your Ass Will Follow  180 Gram Vinyl
56 Nina Simone~The Amazing Nina Simone 180 Gram Vinyl
57 Nina Simone~Nina Simone  At Town Hall 180 Gram Vinyl
58 Nina Simone~Nina Simone Sings The Blues 180 Gram Vinyl
59 Nina Simone~To Love Somebody 180 Gram Vinyl
60 Nina Simone~Here Comes The Sun 180 Gram Vinyl
61 Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot~Bonnie And Clyde 180 Gram Vinyl
62 Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot~Initials B.B. 180 Gram Vinyl
63 Serge Gainsbourg~L’ Homme A La Tete De Chou 180 Gram Vinyl
64 Serge Gainsbourg~Aux Armes et caetera 180 Gram Vinyl
65 Gal Costa~Gal Costa (self-titled) 180 Gram Vinyl

That’s 65 new titles.
These are very interesting titles, but here are 5 always overlooked killer titles that you ABSOLUTELY need to sample:
1 Captain Beefheart~Doc At The Radar Station
2 The Modern Lovers~1st LP
3 Funkadelic ~Standing On The Verge
4  The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette
5 Wire~Pink Flag

Have Fun And Love Your Vinyl!!!!

Back On Black Records: Is The Well Running Dry?

Well, it sure looks like Back On Black records out of the U.K. are hitting a kind-of dry spell? Maybe I’m wrong and there just isn’t anything in the classic hard rock category to reissue because they’ve done the lot? No company ever had the guts to put out all the killer hard rock that Back On Black have done over the years. YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT TAKE THAT FROM THEM. Nobody, but nobody ever did it better than them.

OK, here’s a list of what has come out since like April; and some that will be coming out in the summer of 2012. It seems like a fairly weak list in my opinion. Again, it’s The Good, The Bad & The downright Ugly:
(Ed. Note: I’ve included the color of vinyl if known)

The Good:
1 Queensryche~Operation: Mindcrime (2 LP’s RED VINYL)
2 Accept~Balls To The Wall (WHITE VINYL)
3 Accept~Metal Heart (BLUE VINYL)
4 Krokus~Metal Renez-Vous
5 Krokus~Hardware
6 Krokus~Headhunter

The Bad:
7 Motörhead~1916 (CLEAR VINYL)
8 Motörhead~March Ör Die (WHITE VINYL)
9 Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…? (BLUE VINYL)
10 Accept~Kabuki Ban (LIVE Mini LP)
11 Krokus~Alive And Screamin’

The Ugly:
12 Accept~Russian Roulette
13 Krokus~The Blitz
14 Krokus~Change Of Address
15 Krokus~1st Lp (Switzerland)
16 Krokus~2nd LP Painkiller aka Pay It In Metal

Alright, here is what I think:
The Good =
Queensryche’s Operation: Mindcrime is an absolute classic…metal or otherwise.

Accept~Metal Heart was a peak LP for them. Everything went pretty much downhill sales wise for them after this.

Krokus~ Metal Rendez-Vous, Hardware & Headhunter are probably the best Krokus albums ever? It is a sin that they are not reissuing the other classic Krokus LP titled One Vice At A Time. Are they crazy? These would be the ‘mighty four’ by Krokus.

The Bad:
Motörhead~1916 and March Ör Die. Let’s face it; anything after 1980’s “Ace Of Spades” album is when Motörhead started to lose the real raw edge. “Iron Fist” was a huge mis-step if you compare it to their best album released only a year before. In fairness, it really had nothing to do with Lemmy moving to Los Angeles, California. Things just change, man. Having said that, I appreciate these two albums a lot more now than when they first came out. 1916 is the better one and I really like it now. It gets worse though, because anything after 1996’s “Overnight Sensation” is barely Motörhead in my opinion.

Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh? Look, it may have only cost them $1,200.00  to record their 1st LP for Frontier Records in 1982, but there was all magic on that thing. They were never, ever able to recapture that.  This is a pretty redundant album as a whole. It really doesn’t improve with age, either…Mom, all I want is ONE PEPSI…NO, I’M NOT ON DRUGS, MOM.

Accept~Russian Roulette & Kabuki Ban. This was the beginning of the end for Udo. He left the band after the dismal sales of Russian Roulette. There were about 3 or 4 very good songs though. The songwriting was not up to par. The live mini LP was just a substandard live piece. The only good thing was the killer choices of older song titles. Nevertheless, the studio versions were way better.
The Ugly:
Krokus~Alive, Change Of Address, The Blitz, early stuff. Each album seemed to get weaker and the live album is probably the best of this lot, but not essential. The early stuff was weak with a pretty bad singer. The Blitz is better than Change Of Address but these are both pretty much 2 star records. Both of these LP’s had lead-off singles that were cover songs that didn’t really match the originals, but I’m sure they were fun to play. Hence, they ran out of ideas and went too pop. If you take these with a grain of salt, you may be able to stomach these?

Please sample these titles first.
These titles need to be cherry-picked for sure.
I won’t buy them unless I get an Amazon 3rd party price that is ridiculously cheap…with the exception of a couple of these.
ROCK ON…if you can?

ATTENTION: GREEN DAY FANS!

We only have 4 of these left, so you better jump on this one!

We are selling the Super DeLuxe version of Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown” LP.
This thing is only $18.98 on our website. It includes three 10 inch 180 gram records pressed at Pallas, Germany; a huge, huge hardcover book + a CD of the whole album.

Greenday.com sells this for $75.00….so why not get it here for $18.98?
It weighs almost 5 pounds? Absolutely beautiful…and the CD alone is worth the $18.98.

I got mine!

IT'S HERE! The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette (Solid Blue Vinyl)

YAY! It’s here and the way product by the classic line-up of The Damned has been selling out these days, they should go quickly?

We currently have 6 copies on the beautiful Opaque Blue Vinyl. I can also confirm that this newly remastered reissue sounds fantastic and uses a killer reproduction of the exact inner sleeve found on the 1979 original Chiswick Records pressings, as well as the red title script and other details.

Here is the best part. We are selling it for only $19.98.
That is $4.00 cheaper than anyone else…including ANY OTHER online record shops.

Get it before they are all gone…I just pulled my copy!
Drastic Plastic Records only pressed 500 of these…sure to be gone soon.
(Ed. Note: This album needs no introduction. It is probably in any Top 50 list of classic punk albums ever issued?)

SMASH IT UP!!!

Sundazed Music Update: Summer Releases 2012!

Well, to start with, here is what is available on the market to you right now:
1 The Ventures~The Ventures On Stage (180 GRAM CLEAR RED VINYL, Stereo)
2 The Ventures~Wild Things (180 GRAM CLEAR GOLD VINYL, Stereo)
3 The Ventures~Super Psychedelics (180 GRAM CLEAR BLUE VINYL, Stereo)
4 The Ventures~Hawaii Five-O (180 GRAM CLEAR TRANSPARENT VINYL, Stereo)
5 ***The Ventures Play The Batman Theme has been WITHDRAWN***
6 Jimmy Bryant~The Fastest Guitar In The Country (Stereo)
7 The Five Americans~I See The Light (180 GRAM, MONO) ***coming very soon***
(Ed. Note: As far as the samples I’ve heard; I would say the Jimmy Bryant is better than all four of these Ventures titles put together. There are some killer Ventures songs, but very weak as a whole. We therefore, have decided not to carry any of these titles at this time. Sundazed could have done better, earlier choices instead of this very mediocre stuff).

Sundazed coming soon (July 31):
1 The Ronettes~Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica (180 GRAM, MONO)
2 The Crystals~Twist Uptown (180 GRAM, MONO)
3 The Crystals~He’s A Rebel (180 GRAM, MONO)
4 Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans~Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (180 GRAM MONO)

Sundazed coming soon: (August 28):
1 Jimi Hendrix~7″ Single w/ nice picture sleeve
A Side = Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) B Side = Calling The Devil’s Children
2 The Isley Brothers~Twist And Shout (180 Gram Stereo)
3 The Knickerbockers~Lies (180 Gram Mono)
4 The Knickerbockers~Jerk And Twine Time (180 Gram Mono)

Sundazed also has acquired 2 more titles from Syd Nathan’s legendary KING RECORDS.

Eh! Ahem! If you are unfamiliar with KING RECORDS, maybe you’ve heard of JAMES BROWN?
Here are the two upcoming titles:

1) John Lee Hooker~John Lee Hooker Sings Blues will be on 180 GRAM, MONO
2) Albert King~The Big Blues will also be on 180 GRAM, MONO

These 2 KING titles follow 2 other KING titles from about two years ago. They are:
1) Freddy King~Let’s Hide Away And Dance with Freddy King
2) Freddy King~Freddy King Gives You A Bonanza Of Instrumentals
(Ed. Note: These were 2 instrumental albums by Freddy; but why didn’t they do “Freddy King Goes Surfin’?)

Well, I sure can’t wait to hear those two rare LP’s by these two legendary blues artists. I didn’t even know they ever recorded for KING. Hence, I would assume that these are NOT essential LP’s?
But……very, very interesting!!
That is pretty much the summer releases from Sundazed.
Hopefully, they will do some more colored vinyl surf stuff in between? (hint, hint)

UPDATE JULY 4TH:
Sundazed has granted my wish with these cool, cool surf & oldies colored vinyl titles in a limited run of 100 pieces each:
1 The Brogues 7″ 4 track E.P. on OCEAN MISTY CLEAR w/ BLUE TINT VINYL (includes their classic “I Ain’t No Miracle Worker”)
2 Jerry Cole & His Spacemen~Surf Age LP on 180 GRAM CLEAR SPACE COLORED VINYL
3 Dick Dale & His Del-Tones~Surfer’s Choice on 180 GRAM OCEAN BLUE VINYL
4 The Guess Who~Shakin’ All Over Early Years Anthology 2 LP’s on 180 GRAM LIME GREEN VINYL
5 Johnny Cash~Johnny Cash Live At Town Hall Party 1958 on 180 GRAM GOLD VINYL
6 Johnny Cash~Original Sun Singles 2 LP’s on 180 GRAM GOLD VINYL
7 Eddie Cochran~Eddie Cochran Live At Town Hall Party 1957 on CLEAR RED VINYL
8 The Pretty Things~The Singles 1964-1968 2LP’s on 180 GRAM GOLD VINYL 


I’d call it a “Lucky Seven”…but there are Eight! Pay it no mind…get these mutha’s before they are gone!!!

 

Girls! Girls! Girls! Sundazed to reissue 2 classic Girl-Group LP's…

…but as usual, there is a huge kink in this series.
First of all, Sundazed is issuing pretty much the same record twice (one has a different cover.)

Here is what is coming out on Tuesday, July 31, 2012:

1) The Ronettes~…Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (180 gram, MONO)
2) The Crystals~Twist Uptown (180 gram, MONO. This was actually their 1st LP)
3) The Crystals~He’s A Rebel (180 gram, MONO. This was a straight -up reissue of Twist Uptown with the addition of the hit title track plus 2 other throwaway songs.)
4) Bob B. Soxx &  The Blue Jeans~Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (180 gram, MONO. I always pretty much thought this was a throwaway album with filler.)

Anyways, I sure wish someone out there would tell me if it’s a good idea to duplicate the same record with a different cover?
Yes, the first cover is sickeningly rare I’m sure.
I welcome your comments. I’m sure the mixes are exactly the same.