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Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending September 12, 2014

Rimage2222eview and video: Eight unmissable New Music Releases this September

 

 

 

 

 
LENNY-KRAVITZ-STRUT-large570Lenny Kravitz On His New Album ‘Strut’ And His Dream Of Working With Prince

 

 

 

 

 

 

afghanwhig_gentlemenlpThe Afghan Whigs to reissue Gentlemen with unreleased material

 

 

 

 

 
hhhhhhhhhhhhhThese New Puritans to Release Live LP Expanded Featuring 35-Piece Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

MonoVinyl_Press03Beatles’ mono vinyl brings fans back to the start

 

 

 

 

 
British singer Paul McCartney performs oPaul McCartney Tribute Comp: Bob Dylan, Kiss and More Cover the Beatle – Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey and more sing their favorite McCartney songs for the comp, due out this fall

 

 

 

 

 

David-BowieDavid Bowie box set to feature new and unreleased music

 

 

 

 

 

 

U2U2 releases its new album for free today exclusively on iTunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen-shot-2014-09-09-at-12-03-37-pmLed Zeppelin’s Robert Plant plans collaboration with Jack White

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guns N Roses Perform Live At Rock In Rio II - January 15 199115 Innovative Album Releases That Shook the Music Industry – From Radiohead’s payment scheme to Beyoncé’s midnight surprise, the most usual drops in recent history

 

 

 

 

 

British Summer Time 2014 - July 12thNeil Young releases new song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” — listen

 

 

 

 

 

 

lumineers-bighassleThe Lumineers Begin Work on Second Album

 

 

 

 

 

 

aaaaaaaaaaCut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Real Estate, Kurt Vile and the Violators, More to Play Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA – 60 artists and 30 shows coming to Los Angeles this November

 

 

 

 

 
RushRush Releasing 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Robert FRIPP and KING CRIMSONKing Crimson in Albany: The Best New Band in Prog Begins a U.S Tour – Robert Fripp and company come to America with a set list that includes songs they haven’t played in 40 years

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxLykke Li Discusses Singing on U2′s New Album, U2 Post Behind-the-Scenes Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

btonf1Randy Bachman on BTO’s Offhanded Smash ‘Not Fragile’ – Exclusive Interview

 

 

 

 

 

 
JBs3-665x400Lost James Brown / Bootsy Collins album surfaces for limited vinyl release this autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

candy2Philip Glass’s ‘Candyman’ Score Gets First Vinyl Release via One Way Static

 

 

 

 

 

 

riot-fest-map-300x154FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Riot Fest Chicago’s Best ‘Under The Radar’ Acts

 

 

 

 

 

 

chansons-cover-c86e16beaca941ff9affd4f2551efc8ae7cd1812-s6-c85Nonesuch At 50: A Record Label Without Borders

 

 

 

 

 

 

stock8Vinyl record sales have jumped to 6 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

brucedickinsonlord_420x237BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN HUGHES Perform DEEP PURPLE’s ‘Burn’: Clip From ‘Celebrating Jon Lord’ DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 
TheStrokes_SimoneJoyner_GettyJulian Casablancas Says a New Strokes Album Is Likely

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – August 18 – August 24

ringo-starr_010On August 18, 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with the Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of the Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

 

 

 

 

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On August 18,1969, the Woodstock festival closes after morning performances by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha Na Na and finally, at 9 AM, Jimi Hendrix, who performs his rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

 

 

 

 

 

220px-Bon_jovi_slippery_when_wetOn August 18, 1986, Bon Jovi released their third studio album, ‘Slippery When Wet,’ which peaked at #1 on the US charts, going on to sell over 28 million copies worldwide. The set featured two US chart toppers, “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Livin’ On A Prayer.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitches_brewOn August 19, 1969, at Columbia 30th Street Studios in New York City, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis began three days of recording sessions for the jazz-rock fusion album ‘Bitches Brew,’ which became his first Gold record. Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul were among the musicians who took part in the groundbreaking recording. Upon release, it received a mixed response, due to the album’s unconventional style and revolutionary sound. Later, Bitches Brew gained recognition as one of jazz’s greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre, as well as a major influence on rock and funk musicians.

 

 

 

The_Monkees_1966On August 19, 1968, the final “Monkees” TV show aired on NBC. The last song performed on the show was “Zor And Zam.” Since the its initial run, almost every major cable network has aired re-runs of the show, including a popular stint on CBS from 1969-1972 . The series was filmed by Screen Gems, and many of the same sets and props from the Three Stooges short films made by the studio were used on The Monkees.

 

 

 

 

Fleetwood_Mac_-_The_DanceOn August 19, 1997, Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album ‘The Dance’ was released. This was the last Fleetwood Mac album to feature Christine McVie, who departed the group a year after the album’s release. Debuting at #1 in the Billboard 200, the LPe became the fifth best-selling live album of all time in the US, with over 5 million copies sold. The concert was recorded for Fleetwood Mac’s MTV The Dance special at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California on May 23, 1997, and features the University of Southern California Marching Band who perform on the tracks “Tusk” and “Don’t Stop.”

 

 

 

 

 

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On August 20, 1969, after finishing “I Want You, (She’s So Heavy),” the Beatles worked on the running order for the Abbey Road album. A preliminary master tape was compiled, the medley was originally slated for side one of the album, and the placement of “Octopus’s Garden” and “Oh! Darling” was reversed from the final version. The album was to end with the slashed guitar chord that finishes “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” This was the last time all four Beatles were together in Abbey Road studios. (later three of the Beatles came together in the studio to overdub tracks from the ‘Let It Be’ sessions.)

 

 

 

On August 20240px-Mick_Jagger_in_red, 1973, the Rolling Stones released “Angie,” a Mick Jagger composition that is rumored to be written about David Bowie’s wife, Angela Barnett. In fact, the song was written almost entirely by Keith Richards, whose daughter Dandelion Angela had just been born, and the name was one of Richards’ contributions to the lyrics. Keith Richards has since written in his autobiography that Angie at the time was his nickname for heroin during his attempt to detox in Germany, to once and for all “say good by.” 

 

 

 

 

Prince_GraffitiOn August 20, 1990, Prince released his 12th studio album, the soundtrack for the Prince movie, ‘Graffiti Bridge.’ The album produced the hit singles “Thieves in the Temple” and “New Power Generation,” an anthem in two parts celebrating Prince’s newly created backing band, The New Power Generation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On August 21, 1961, Patsy Cline recorded the classic Willie Nelson song, “Crazy.” She was still on crutches after going through a car windshield in a head-on collision two months earlier. It spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of her signature tunes. Nelson wrote the song in early 1961; at the time he was a journeyman singer-songwriter who had written several hits for other artists but had not yet had a significant recording of his own. Cline’s version is #85 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

 

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On August 21, 1965, Barry McGuire’s “Eve Of Destruction” was released. The single was released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians who recorded the legendary cut were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording “leaked” out to a DJ, who began playing it. The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded. The single hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

 

 

 

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On August 21, 1997, Oasis’ third album ‘Be Here Now’, became one of the fastest selling albums ever, selling over a million copies on the first day of release. As of 2008, the album had sold eight million copies worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On August 22, 1906, the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, New Jersey began to manufacture the Victrola (record player). The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, retailed for $200. Records were purchased separately, usually in the appliance stores that sold the machines, at a cost of between $1 and $7. Famed conductor John Philip Sousa predicted “a marked deterioration in American music” and said that generations of amateur musicians would give way to “canned music.”

 

 

 

 

Chipmunks_Beatles_USOn August 22, 1964, Liberty Records reported the album “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles” was selling 25,000 copies a day. The stereo mix of the album mimics the stereo mixing of the early Beatles albums, with vocals predominantly in one channel and the instrumental backing in the other. In a December 1982 Goldmine magazine interview, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. remembered that his father “thought it would be a cute idea for a Chipmunk record and he spoke with the Beatles. When he was in London, he even met the Beatles, who were very supportive of the idea.”

 

 

 

 

HeyjudealbumOn August 22, 1969, before filming a video for “The Long and Winding Road,” the Beatles held their last group photo shoot on the lawn of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s home in Tittenhurst in Ascot, England. Three pictures from this session were used for the front and back covers of the compilation album ‘Hey Jude.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beatles_-_She_Loves_YouOn August 23, 1963, the Beatles’ single “She Loves You” with “I’ll Get You” on the flip side is released in the UK. There was tremendous anticipation ahead of the release – thousands of fans had ordered the group’s next single as early as June, well before a title had been known. By the day before it went on sale, some 500,000 advanced orders had been placed for it. The single set several British sales records. It will enter the British charts on August 31st and remain there for thirty-one consecutive weeks, eighteen of those in the top three.

 

 

 

 

NothingsShockingOn Aug. 23, 1988,  Jane’s Addiction’s official studio debut ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ was released. It is often cited as the group’s best albums. But, despite this, it peaked at #103 on the Billboard 200. The single “Jane Says” reached #6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The album was ranked #312 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.” Perry Farrell created the cover image which features a sculpture of a pair of nude female conjoined twins sitting on a sideways rocking chair with their heads on fire. Farrell said the image, like much of his artwork, came to him in a dream.

 

 

 

 

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On August 24, 1956, at the 20th Century Fox Stage 1 in Los Angeles, Elvis Presley recorded his immortal cut “Love Me Tender.” The song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the week ending November 3, 1956, remaining in the position for 5 weeks and reached #11 on the charts in the UK. “Love Me Tender” also reached number three for three weeks on the R&B chart. It was also an achievement as “Love Me Tender” succeeded another Presley single, “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” at #1. This occurrence marked two important events in Billboard history. During this time, Elvis accomplished another record; the longest consecutive stay at number one by a single artist, sixteen weeks, though this was tied by Boyz II Men in 1994 and stood for eight years until being surpassed by R&B singer Usher in 2004 who spent 19 weeks at the top of the charts.

 

 

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On August 24, 1966, the Doors started recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

 

 

On AuQueengust 24, 1975, Queen started recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales – the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. Brian May, Mercury and Roger Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for 10 to 12 hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

 

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – August 4 – August 10

220px-PrincepurplerainOn August 4, 1984, Prince started a 24-week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain.’ His sixth studio album which features the hits “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy,” as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time. In 2012, the album was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”

 

 

 

 

 
american_Bandstand_svgOn August 5, 1957, American Bandstand first aired on US television. Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year, when the show was still called Bandstand. The first record Clark played on the network debut show was “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and his first guests were the Chordettes. The smooth talking Clark hosted the show until 1989 when he was replaced by David Hirsch, but the show would be cancelled five months later. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including ABBA, The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.

 

 

RevolverOn August 5, 1966, the Beatles album ‘Revolver’ was released in the UK via the Parlophone label and produced by George Martin. (released August 8 in the US) Many of the tracks on Revolver are marked by an electric guitar-rock sound, in contrast with their previous LP, the folk rock inspired Rubber Soul (1965). The cover illustration was created by German-born bassist and artist Klaus Voormann, one of the Beatles’ oldest friends from their days at the Star Club in Hamburg. Voormann’s illustration, part line drawing and part collage, included photographs by Robert Whitaker. Voormann’s own photo as well as his name (Klaus O. W. Voormann) is worked into Harrison’s hair on the right-hand side of the cover. The album is often regarded as one of the greatest achievements in music history and one of the Beatles’ greatest studio achievements.

 

 

PinkFloyd-album-piperatthegatesofdawn_300On August 5, 1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album, ‘The Piper At the Gates of Dawn,’ which would reach #6 in the UK. The LP did not contain the two singles released earlier in the year, “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play.” It only managed to climb to #131 on The Billboard Hot 200 and took nearly 27 years to be certified Gold when it received the honor in March, 1994. Since its release, the album has been hailed as one of the best psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s.

 

 

 

 

 

HelpOn August 6, 1965, in the UK, the Beatles released their fifth album and soundtrack to their second film ‘Help!’ which included the title track, “The Night Before,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” “You’re Going to Lose That Girl,” “Ticket to Ride” and “Yesterday.” In 2012, ‘Help!’ was voted 331st on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

 

 

 

220px-Going_Up_the_Country_single_coverOn August 6, 1968, at I.D. Sound Recorders in Hollywood, Canned Heat began recording “Going Up The Country.” The band’s Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, who died of a drug overdose two years later, sang lead on the song and is also credited as its composer. The track was completed the following day.

 

 

 

 

Rick_JamesOn August 6, 2004, Rick James was found dead at his Los Angeles home. James had died from pulmonary failure and cardiac failure with his various health conditions of diabetes, stroke, a pacemaker, and a heart attack. Known as “The King of Punk-Funk,” James scored the 1981 US #3 album ‘Street Songs’ and 1981 US #16 single “Super Freak part 1.” In the late ‘60s James worked as a songwriter and producer for Motown, working with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The-Quarry-Me-in-1957-010On August 7, 1957, the Quarry Men played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp). The Cavern was still a jazz club, but skiffle was tolerated, but when John Lennon dared to play “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” the club owner sent a note to the stage saying, “Cut out the bloody rock!”

 

 

 

 
220px-Goose_Lake_poster_1970On August 7, 1970, the Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival. Acts who appeared included, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After, Mountain, Chicago, Bob Seger, John Sebastian, James Gang, Stooges with Iggy Pop, Brownsville Station, MC5, Rod Stewart and Flying Burrito Brothers.

 

 

 

 

220px-JohnLennon-albums-doublefantasyOn August 7, 1980, after a five year hiatus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording their album ‘Double Fantasy’ at New York’s Hit Factory Studio. The LP would go to number one in the US after its release in November, less than a month before Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment. ‘Double Fantasy’ received the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

 

 

 

 

GodsmackOn August 7, 2007, Godsmack headlined the third night of the Rock ‘N The Rally music festival in Sturgis, SD. It’s part of the five-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. “Godsmack is more excited about this show than any other show we’ve played in the last decade,” says singer Sully Erna. “Not only is biking truly a part of our lifestyles, but Sturgis is the Cadillac of events.” The concert was filmed for DVD release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
AbbeyRoadOn August 8, 1969, the cover photo for the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album was taken, showing the Fab Four striding across the road outside Abbey Road studios in London. Six shots were taken and the photo session was completed in less than ten minutes. The front cover design, a photograph of the group traversing a zebra crossing, was based on sketched ideas by McCartney. At around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic. The image of the Beatles on the crossing has become one of the most famous and imitated in recording history.

 

 

 
Rising_sun_animals_USOn August 8, 1964, “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals was released in America. Although the band would put 14 songs in the Top 40, this would be their only US #1 hit. It was reported that the song was recorded in just one take and the band was actually in the studio for less than ten minutes. It ranked #122 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

 

 

 

 
BillyJoel_AnInnocentManOn August 8, 1983, Billy Joel released the album ‘An Innocent Man.’ The album featured three Billboard Top 10 hit singles: “Tell Her About It,” which reached #1, “Uptown Girl,” which peaked at #3 and “An Innocent Man,” which peaked at #10. The LP received a nomination for the 26th Grammy Award for Album of the Year, but Joel lost the award to Michael Jackson’s epic ‘Thriller’ album. Joel was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Uptown Girl,” but Jackson won in that category as well. The album cover artwork was taken on the front steps of 142 Mercer Street, just north of the intersection of Mercer and Prince Street in the SoHo neighborhood in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

RSG_Screenshot2On August 9, 1963, the first ever edition of ‘Ready Steady Go! was shown on UK TV. Introduced by Keith Fordyce and 19 year-old Cathy McGowan. The first show featured the Searchers, Jet Harris, Pat Boone, Billy Fury and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes. The final show was in Dec 1966 after 175 episodes. Originally 30 minutes long, it expanded to 50 minutes the following year, and soon attracted the most popular artists, including the Beatles, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Rolling Stones, the Four Tops, the Kinks, the Who, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five and many, many others.

 

 

 

 
Sly-family-stone-1969-promoOn August 9, 1969, “Hot Fun in The Summertime,” by Sly and the Family Stone was released. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart and #3 on the Billboard soul singles chart in autumn 1969. Rolling Stone ranked the song #247 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

 

 

220px-Jerry-Mickey_at_Red_Rocks_taken_08-11-87On August 9, 1995, singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, co-founder of the Grateful Dead, died of a heart attack while a patient at a Northern California drug treatment center at age 53. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarist’s of All Time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 
220px-Summer_in_the_CityOn August 10, 1966, “Summer In The City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful hit the topped of the Billboard singles chart. The song started out as a poem written by John Sebastian’s brother, Mark, before the band changed some words and then set it to music. The record reached #8 in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

220px-Money_for_Nothing_singleOn August 10, 1985, “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits peaked at #4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV,” who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network started on August 1, 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

260px-Isaac_Hayes_2On August 10, 2008, singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65. Police were called to his home after his wife found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hayes won an Oscar for the 1971 hit “Theme From Shaft” as was also known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park. He was married four times and had 12 children.

 

 

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending July 4, 2014

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motorheadbandaftershock_638MOTÖRHEAD’s ‘Aftershock – Tour Edition’ Pushed Back To August

 

 

 

 

 

338185daBlack Keys, Jack White, James Blake, Disclosure, St. Vincent, Phosphorescent Do Glastonbury: Watch

 

 

 

 

 
Who Hits 50The Who Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Plot New Album

 

 

 

 

 
1307691aPitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Summer 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Adams_Good-353xRyan Adams Reveals Album Details, Johnny Depp Plays Guitar on B-Side

 

 

 

 

 

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Korn-The-Paradigm-Shift-World-Tour-EditionKorn Unveil ‘The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition’ Release Details

 

 

 

 

 

mastodonlivepinkpop2014_638MASTODON To Perform On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

 

 

 

 

 

220px-Oasis_-_(What's_The_Story)_Morning_Glory_album_coverOasis Reissuing ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ With Tons of Extras

 

 

 

 

 

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More Than 100 Rare Bob Dylan Acetates Discovered After 40 Years – Recordings cover singer-songwriter’s working process on ‘Nashville Skyline,’ ‘Self Portrait’ and ‘New Morning’ albums

 

 

 

 
reissues-306-1404305952The Best Reissues of 2014 – A frequently updated round-up of our favorite deluxe box-sets, lovingly curated compilations and recently unearthed treasures

 

 

 

 
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oldThe 10 Albums You Need to Hear in July

 

 

 

 

 

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Slipknot-Corey-Taylor1Corey Taylor: New Slipknot Album ’98 Percent Done’

 

 

 

 

 

Paul-StanleyKISS’ Paul Stanley: Peter Criss + Ace Frehley Wanted ‘Equal Say’ Without Doing ‘Equal Work’

 

 

 

 

 

vesc3600Jack White stages elaborate secret show in London, quarantines fans, gets taken away in ambulance

 

 

 

 

 

Screen-Shot-2014-07-03-at-2_34_37-PMJimi Hendrix Biopic Starring Andre 3000 Trailer Released

 

 

 

 

 

stock7SoundScan Mid-Year: Albums Down, Stream Equivalents Nearly Double, Vinyl Continues Gain

 

 

 

 

 

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barry-x600-1404163005Barry Gibb: The Last Brother – Gibb looks back on the monster hits, the long-simmering feuds and the tragedy of life as a Bee Gee

 

 

 

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending June 27, 2014

kurtcobainperformance_638_0NIRVANA Bassist Says KURT COBAIN Wouldn’t Have Killed Himself If Sober

 

 

 

 

 
screen-shot-2014-06-22-at-11-07-55-pmPrince has two new albums on the way, song inspired by Prince meme

 

 

 

 

 
193Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies + Exodus Announce 2014 Fall U.S. Tour

 

 

 

 

 

NY-DB526_NYVINY_G_20140622164414Ryan Adams, Norah Jones and an $80,000 Stereo System – Artists Rock Vinyl, Talk Music With Chuck Klosterman

 

 

 

 

 
Lenny-KravitzLenny Kravitz to release new album

 

 

 

 

 
Robert-PlantRobert Plant Releases ‘Rainbow’ Single and New Album Info

 

 

 

 

 
daft-punk-0626Daft Punk to be subject of forthcoming documentary

 

 

 

 

 
ddddddddddddDylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ draft sells for $2M

 

 

 

 

 
tyranny-580x580Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Announce Debut Album Tyranny for September 2014 Release

 

 

 

 

 
Avenged-Sevenfold-Waking-the-FallenAvenged Sevenfold Announce ‘Waking the Fallen’ Album Reissue Plans

 

 

 

 

 
Peter-Frampton_HummingbirdPeter Frampton Release New Album

 

 

 

 

 
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Michael Jackson’s Secret Rock and Roll History

 

 

 

 

 

15286666-mmmainBasin Street Records gets back into the vinyl business with new Rebirth Brass Band albums

 

 

 

 

 
VINYL-RECORDS-large570The Act of Listening’s Changed Since Music Went Digital

 

 

 

 

 

 

the-strokes8 Bands That Never Appear On Album Covers: Radiohead, The Strokes, And More

 

 

 

 

 
220px-78_rpmCollectors Of 78s Remain Addicted To The Old Sounds – Connecticut Devotees, Young And Old, On The Hunt For Rare Gems

 

 

 

 

 

karen_o_2613562Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O Announces Solo Album, ‘Crush Songs’

 

 

 

 

 

la-1872826-et-0527-stoughton-jackets-jlc-01-jpg-20140626As vinyl returns, they’ve got it covered

 

 

 

 

 

marilynmansonking2013_638MARILYN MANSON: Bomb Threats And Protests Force Cancelation Of Two Shows in Russia

 

 

 

 

 

screen-shot-2014-06-27-at-9-12-51-amHAIM’s sophomore album is “coming very soon”

 

 

 

 

 
Judas-PriestJudas Priest Announce 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

 

 

 

 

 
arcArcade Fire Perform at Glastonbury: Watch – “We Exist” and “Reflektor”, complete with fireworks and a team of male dancers

 

 

This Week In Music History – June 23 – 29

220px-Smokey-miracles-page-displayOn June 23, 1965, Motown Records released “Tracks Of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. The song was written by the group, based on a riff that Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin had come up with. Their version would reach #16 on the US Pop charts. It has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and is listed by Rolling Stone magazine as #50 in its listing of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 
220px-Supertramp_-_Breakfast_in_AmericaOn June 23. 1979, Supertramp‘s album, ‘Breakfast in America‘ rose to the top of the US album chart on the strength of three hit singles, “The Logical Song” (#6), “Goodbye Stranger” (#15), and “Take the Long Way Home” (#10). The LP would win two Grammys and sell in excess of 18 million copies worldwide.

 

 

 

 
220px-Hammer_TouchOn June 23, 1990, the decline of the music industry was never more evident than when MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” topped the Billboard R&B chart. By simply talking over Rick James’ 1981 hit, “Super Freak,” Hammer (real name: Stanley Kirk Burrell) would go on to win Grammy Awards for Best Rhythm & Blues Song as well as Best Rap Solo Performance.

 

 

 

 

 

EndlessSummerBBCoverOn June 24, 1974, the Beach Boys released the compilation album ‘Endless Summer.’ The double album spent 155 weeks on the Billboard album chart, and peaked at #1. It was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA for selling over three million copies in the US. Initial pressings of this album contained a poster depicting an airplane flying a Beach Boys banner. While the album is limited entirely to the band’s sixties material, the cover artwork reflected the Beach Boys’ seventies appearance.

 

 

 

Eric_Clapton2_in_1978On June 24,  2004, a Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed ‘Blackie’ sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. The proceeds of the sale went towards Clapton’s Crossroads addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

allyouneedisloveOn June 25,1967, 150 million people in 26 countries saw the Beatles perform “All You Need is Love,” live via satellite as part of the TV global link-up, Our World. The Beatles were asked to come up with a song containing a simple message to be understood by all nationalities. “It was an inspired song and they really wanted to give the world a message,” said Brian Epstein. “It cannot be misinterpreted. It is a clear message saying that love is everything.”

 

 

 

220px-PrincepurplerainOn June 25.  1984, the soundtrack ‘Purple Rain, by Prince was released five weeks ahead of the film. The two main songs from Purple Rain, “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy,” would top the US singles charts and were hits around the world, while the title track would go to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and #72 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

 

 

 

michael-jackson310314On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died while in his bed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles. Attempts at resuscitating him by Conrad Murray, his personal physician, were unsuccessful. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics received a 911 call at 12:22, arriving three minutes later at Jackson’s location. He was reportedly not breathing and CPR was performed. Resuscitation efforts continued en route to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and for an hour after arriving there at 1:13. He was pronounced dead at 2:26 local time. He earned the title of “The King Of Pop” by collecting 13 Grammy Awards and 13 US number one singles. Jackson’s death triggered an outpouring of grief by music fans around the world, creating unprecedented surges of Internet traffic and causing sales of his music and that of the Jackson 5 to increase dramatically. Michael had been scheduled to perform his This Is It concert series to over one million people at London’s O2 arena from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010.

 

 

Beatles_-_She_Loves_YouOn June 26, 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle, England while on tour there with Roy Orbison and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The single set and surpassed several records in the UK charts, and set a record in the US as one of the five Beatles songs that held the top five positions in the American charts simultaneously on April 4, 1964. In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked “She Loves You” #64 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

Don_McLean_-_American_PieOn June 26, 1971, Don McLean’s 8:36 long epic “American Pie” debuts on WNEW-FM radio in New York. McLean would later say, “The song starts off with my memories of the death of Buddy Holly. But it moves on to describe America as I was seeing it and how I was fantasizing it might become, so it’s part reality and part fantasy, but I’m always in the song as a witness or as even the subject sometimes in some of the verses.” The single would rise to #1 in the US and #2 in the UK.

 

 

 

 

Elvis_Presley_68_Comeback_SpecialOn June 27, 1968, Elvis Presley started filming what would become known as his Comeback Special. It would eventually air in December. The show featured the king performing on a small, square stage, surrounded by a mostly female audience. Presley was outfitted in black leather and belted out many of his early recordings, including “That’s All Right Mama,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” The highlight of the show was his final number of the evening, which featured Elvis, alone on the stage, dressed in a white suit, singing “If I Can Dream.” Presley was extremely nervous about performing live for the first time in seven years, and was told by producer Steve Binder that once he went out there, he could just get up and leave if he found he couldn’t handle it. A close look at the video tape reveals that, once on stage, he pretended to do just that. Elvis performed two of these jam session shows – one in the afternoon and one in the evening. His memorable performance later served as the inspiration for MTV’s “Unplugged” series.

 
The_B-52's_-_Cosmic_ThingOn June 27, 1989, ‘Cosmic Thing‘ by the B-52′s was released. The album contains the singles “Love Shack” and “Roam,” which remain two of their most popular tunes. The success of the album served as a comeback after the death of former guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

 

 

 

 

NeilYoungMirrorBallOn June 27, 1995, ‘Mirror Ball’ by Neil Young & Pearl Jam was released. Tying in with the album title, a mirror ball graces the album’s cover art. Because of legal complications between their respective record companies, only Young’s name appears on the album sleeve, although the individual members of Pearl Jam are credited individually in the album’s liner notes. The album reached #5 on the Billboard 200 album chart and has been certified gold by the RIAA.

 

 

 

 

 

Kinks_Lola_Uk_CoverOn June 28, 1970, the Kinks released the single “Lola” in North America (June 12 in the UK). The song details a romantic encounter between a young man and a possible transvestite or transgender person he meets in a club in Soho, London, with the narrator describing his confusion towards a person named Lola who “walked like a woman and talked like a man.” The song reached #2 in the UK charts and #9 in the US. It was ranked #422 on the List of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 
Elton_John_-_CaribouOn June 28, 1974, Elton John released the album ‘Caribou,’ recorded at the Caribou Ranch Studios in Colorado. The album contains the singles, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” which reached #16 in the UK Singles Chart and #2 in the US and “The Bitch Is Back,” which reached #15 in the UK and #4 in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

buddyholly300-5b2752a281088b596533f2e083fd187ffa355e9c-s6-c85On June 29, 1957, Buddy Holly recorded the song “Peggy Sue.” The song was originally called “Cindy Lou”, and was named for Buddy’s niece, the daughter of his sister Pat Holley Kaiter. The title was later changed to “Peggy Sue” in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison’s girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron, with whom he had recently had a temporary breakup. The song went to #3 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957. The song is ranked #194 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song went to #3 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957.

 

 

 

Saucerful_of_secrets2On June 29, 1968, Pink Floyd‘s second album ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’ was released in the UK. (June 27 in the US). It was recorded at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios on various dates from August 1967 to April 1968. It is both the last Pink Floyd album on which Syd Barrett would appear and the only studio album in which all five band members contributed. This is the first of several Pink Floyd album covers designed by Hipgnosis.