Archive | August 2012

Music On Vinyl…doing vinyl reissues right!!!

Making huge strides in coolness are a UK record company called Music On Vinyl.

They are expensive as heck; but well worth the extra dough.

Three huge reasons why this vinyl reissue company leave most of their competitors in the dust:

1 The reissued LP cover art colors and quality is never just as good as the original…it’s ALWAYS better. I said ALWAYS. For every single title…absolutely unbelievable.

2 They always reissue with the original labels that were on the original records. A&M, Columbia, Geffen, Epic etc. etc. A real reissue doesn’t have a cartoon of a dude and his dog walking on the beach on the record label.

3 When they say 180 gram colored vinyl, they mean it. All my records from them are thick, flat, and vivid colors. Usually, they don’t use wimpy colors like clear green, red or blue vinyl. These things are wildly colored marble to match the colors of the album cover or the theme of a record ie: The Wicker Man ost which is on a killer Fiery Burnt Orange Solid.

Here are their ‘colored vinyl’ titles which I’m aware of. Some are limited to 500 pieces:

1 White Zombie~La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One = MILKY WHITE VINYL
2 White Zombie~Astro Creep 2000 = CLEAR w/ SMOKEY GREEN MARBLED VINYL
3 Primus~The Brown Album (2LP) = METALLIC GOLD VINYL
4 The Red Devils~King King (LIVE) (2LP) = SOLID RED VINYL
5 Electric Light Orchestra~Out Of The Blue (2LP) = CLEAR BLUE VINYL w/ slight marble
6 Alice In Chains~Dirt = SOLID DIRTY RED VINYL
7 Alice In Chains ~MTV Unplugged (2LP) = RED VINYL (not sure of details)
8 Original 1973 Soundtrack~ The Wicker Man = SOLID BURNT FIRE ORANGE VINYL
9 Monster Magnet~Superjudge = SOLID PURPLE & BLUE MARBLED VINYL
10 Golden Earring~double 10″ on GOLD VINYL
11 The Shocking Blue~double 10″ on BLUE VINYL

Well, that’s 10 titles.
There is another one announced on FIRE RED by a woman whose name escapes me right now. It is also a double LP. Go to the Music On Vinyl website for more info.

Back On Black & Let Them Eat Vinyl…you’ve got some stiff competition. All these titles come NUMBERED, STICKERED, and in nice Japanese Sleeves. If that isn’t enough, their LP catalog ID starts with MOV ie: MOV319, MOV212. Very cool indeed!

Remember to love your vinyl.

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Sundazed…Bringing It All Back Home!

Sundazed Music is back on top of it’s game. Sundazed is about Psych, Surf, Garage & Hot Rod and here is a recent vinyl reissue checklist to prove it.
Upcoming and already released vinyl titles include:
(Ed. Note: Check the vinyl.com New Releases link, as we are carrying some of these now)

1 A cool Hot Rod LP by Jimmy Bryant
2 A cool Hot Rod LP by Ardian & The Sunsets (Breakthrough)
3 A cool Hot Rod LP by The Kustom Kings (Kustom City, U.S.A.)
4 A cool comp Hot Rod LP on GOLD VINYL also called The Kustom Kings
5 Two 7″ Singles w/ rare B-Sides by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6 More rare early Captain Beefheart 7″ Singles
7 Two classic LP’s by The Crystals (Twist Uptown & He’s A Rebel)
8 A classic LP by The Ronettes (Fabulous Ronettes feat. Veronica)
9 A classic LP by Bobb B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans (Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah)
10 A classic LP by The Isley Brothers (Twist And Shout)
11 Two classic LP’s by The Knickerbockers (The Fab. Knicks. (“Lies”) & Jerk And Twine)
12 A Three-Pak “colored vinyl” singles collection by The Sonics
13 Rare Blues LP’s originally released on KING records (John Lee Hooker & Albert King)
also…..
Limited COLORED VINYL pressings of classic Sundazed albums:
(Ed. Note: Most of these will be nice 180 Gram Pressings)
a) Johnny Cash~2LP Sun Singles Collection (GOLD VINYL)
b) Johnny Cash~Live At Town Hall Party 1958 (GOLD VINYL)
c) Dick Dale~Surfer’s Choice (BLUE VINYL)
d) The Best Of The Sir Douglas Quintet (GOLD VINYL)
e) The Music Emporium (PASTEL SOLID PURPLE MARBLED)
f) Jerry Cole & His Spacemen~Surf Age! (CLEAR VINYL)
g) Jerry Cole & His Spacemen~Hot Rod Dance Party! (CLEAR w/ SMOKEY BLACK VINYL)
h) Link Wray~Jack The Ripper (GOLD VINYL)
i) The Trashmen~Live Bird: 65-67 (BLUE VINYL)
j) The Guess Who~Shakin’ All Over 2 LP Anthology (BLUE & GREEN VINYL)
k) VA~Hallmark Guitars presents The Kustom Kings (GOLD VINYL)
l) The Pretty Things~Singles Collection 1964-1968 2 LP (GOLD VINYL)

..if that ain’t enough to blow yer mind, then here is Sundazed’s most awaited and anticipated release for 2102:

A 5 LP gorgeous box set of The Velvet Underground!

Personally for me, things haven’t been this exciting at Sundazed since they reissued all the Dick Dale LP’s about 3 years ag0.

Remember to love your vinyl.

11 New Kool Sundazed Vinyl Titles!

We should have these Sundazed vinyl titles in stock by this Friday, August 24, 2012 at the latest?

1 The Ronettes~Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica on 180 Gram (MONO)
2 The Crystals~Twist Uptown on 180 Gram (MONO)
3 The Crystals~He’s A Rebel on 180 Gram (MONO)
4 Bobb B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans~Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah on 180 Gram (MONO)
5 Johnny Cash~Live At Town Hall Party 1958 Volume 1 on 180 Gram GOLD VINYL (MONO)
6  The Music Emporium~self-titled on 180 Gram PURPLE PASTEL MARBLED VINYL (STEREO) with the Die-Cut Cover as original
7 Jerry Cole & His Spacemen~Surf Age on 180 Gram CLEAR VINYL (STEREO)
8 Dick Dale & His Del-Tones~Surfer’s Choice on 180 Gram BLUE VINYL (MONO)
9 The Guess Who~Shakin’ All Over: Early Guess Who Anthology, 2 LP BLUE & GREEN VINYL (MONO?)
10 The Pretty Things~Singles Collection:1964-1968, 2 LP on 180 Gram GOLD VINYL (MONO)
11 Various Artists~Hallmark Guitars presents The Kustom Kings on GOLD VINYL (STEREO)

OK, here are some notes on these:
a) An original copy of The Music Emporium w/ the Die-Cut cover books for over $1,000 for a clean copy.
b) The Dick Dale (Surfer’s Choice LP) on BLUE VINYL will SELL OUT world-wide pretty fast. Everyone should jump on this one very quickly if you are wanting it? I’m sure Sundazed is close to selling out by now?

Look for these on our website very, very soon and love your vinyl.

Other news:
Sundazed are also re-pressing the 2 LP set by Johnny Cash titled: The Sun Singles, 1955-1958 on a limited run to be on 180 Gram GOLD VINYL. Also, there will be a BLUE VINYL 180 gram STEREO pressing of The Trashmen: Live Bird (1964-65) and another Jerry Cole & His Spacemen LP titled “Hot Rod Dance Party” in STEREO on a 180 Gram CLEAR w/ SMOKEY BLACK VINYL. Also coming on September 24th; there will be 3 seven inch singles (all on a different color of vinyl with cool picture sleeves) of The Sonics. These are the three rare-as-heck singles that were originally issued in 1966 on the Jerden label (later stuff re-recorded hits.) All three A-Sides can be found on their lone album for Jerden called “Introducing The Sonics.” It was actually their 3rd long player following “Here Are The Sonics” &  The Sonics “Boom.” The Jerden album is extremely inferior (in my humble opinion) to the wild, raunchy earlier material.