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January 2000 Amoeba Music Magazine Ad Harks Back to A Different Time

Posted by Billyjam, August 16, 2016 10:20pm | Post a Comment

Sixteen and a half years ago the above Amoeba Music magazine print ad was published, right at the beginning of the new century. In one respect it's not long ago but in another it is a whole other time period in many ways. Hence this ad is a historic capsule that captures a bygone era in terms of the music industry, technology and Amoeba Music itself. This was still almost two full years before the Hollywood Amoeba Music store would open in November 2001 (see pic left).

It was also before this Amoeba Music website, that you are currently reading, became an important entity and integral part of Amoeba's distribution of music and information. Telling is that the Amoeba ad does not even include a URL web address, just street addresses and phone numbers. Noticeable also is that the ad was for CDs only. In the relatively short time since then vinyl has undergone a real resurgence while CDs have dropped in popularity with music collectors.

Prepared in the final weeks of 1999, it appeared in the January 2000 issue of Flyer SF which like so many print publications, once staples of the music industry, is long gone.  The ad filled the fold-out center pages of the pocketbook size zine that specialized in San Francisco club listings and reviews of related music. The print ad promoted an Amoeba in-store sale of various hip-hop and beat driven music by Jazzanova, Dieselboy, DJ Kicks, Blackalicious and also various artists on the Quannum and Solesides compilations that included DJ Shadow, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Lyrics Born.

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Joel Selvin Discusses Altamont at Book Passage Corte Madera, August 18

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 15, 2016 07:14pm | Post a Comment

Altamont, Joel SelvinOn Thursday, August 18th, rock journalist Joel Selvin discusses his new book Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day at Book Passage Corte Madera (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA) at 7:00pm.

Selvin's cultural history tells the definitive story of The Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert with exclusive and never-before revealed details.The Altamont Speedway Free Festival, held on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the biker club hired as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth...until now.

The product of 20 years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring 16 pages of color photos, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock’s formative and most turbulent decade.

More info about the signing HERE!

The 10 Best Madonna Albums

Posted by Billy Gil, August 15, 2016 06:30pm | Post a Comment

10 Best Madonna Albums

Madonna celebrates her 58th birthday Tuesday, Aug. 16,  and to celebrate, we’re putting all Madonna items on sale at our stores! Get 20% off anything Madonna — music, DVDs, T-shirts, mugs, posters and more — in-store only on Aug. 16. (Discount not valid online.)

If you're at Amoeba Hollywood be sure to enter for your chance to win Madonna goodies, including an American Life messenger bag, test pressings, vinyl and more!

Plus, Amoeba San Francisco is keeping the party going with a special Madonna DJ set starting at 4 p.m. Direct from Hollywood, DJs Nikki Finn and Benderico will get you into the groove from 4-6 p.m., spinning all the classics, rare mixes and B-sides by the one and only Madonna! It's free and all-ages, of course.

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Check out our list of our favorite Madonna albums below, as picked by Amoeba’s Billy Gil, Brad Schelden, and Brent James.

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10. Evita [OST]

New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with City and Colour

Posted by Amoebite, August 15, 2016 05:13pm | Post a Comment

City and Colour Dallas Green What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

You know those groups you listen to and you think to yourself, "I wish I was in that band." Well, Godspeed You! Black Emperor is one of those bands for City & Colour's Dallas Green. "It's so good," he says holding up their latest LP, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distresses, "and they're such a cool band." Green was at Amoeba Hollywood recently and took us with him as he shopped for records and books, including albums by some of his all-time favorites.

City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You - Amoeba MusicCity & Colour is the folk project of Canadian indie musician Dallas Green. After stints with the bands Alexisonfire and Helicon Blue, Green began releasing City & Colour tracks online in 2005. Those tracks would become his debut, Sometimes, which was reissued in physical format for the first time by Vagrant Records in 2009. His follow-up, 2008's Bring Me Your Love, found Green moving in a more folk-inflected direction than before, as well as opening for Tegan & Sara and Girl In A Coma. City & Colour's first US headlining tour came two years later, when Green hit the road once again to promote Bring Me Your Love. He also toured the UK, supporting Pink and Butch Walker.

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Hip-Hop Rap Up: Atmosphere, Yasiin Bey/Mos Def, Drake, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Bad Boy 20 Years, Simpsons, The Get Down, Lando Chill +

Posted by Billyjam, August 14, 2016 04:19pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music Hip-Hop Top Five: 08:12:16

1: Atmosphere Fishing Blues (Rhymesayers Ent.) (LP/Vinyl and Cassette)

2: Lando Chill For Mark, Your Son (Mello Music Group) (LP/Vinyl)

3: Various  Bad Boy Entertainment: 20 Years Box-Set CD (Bad Boy) 

4: Slim Thug  Hogg Life Vol. IV: American Life  Deluxe Version (Hogglife Entertainment)

5: BadBadNotGood IV (LP/Vinyl)
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Vinyl Reissue of the Week:
Guru Jazzmatazz (Virgin)

Among the new vinyl to arrive into the crates of Amoeba's hip-hop section this week is the "Vinyl Reissue of the Week" above: Guru's Jazzmatazz. Originally on Chrysalis via EMI, now re-released 23 years later by Virgin as part of their aptly titled Respect The Classics series, this classic and influential jazz infused 1993 solo debut, multi-collaborative project form the late great emcee half of Gang Starr stands the test of time. The talent-packed 12 track LP's many musical collaborators include Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Jordan, and N'Dea Davenport. The music video for the LP's bi-lingual, head-nodding track featuring French emcee MC Solaar "Le Bien, Le Mal" appears below along with other video clips, many related to the above chart, including the track "Coroner" off the latest from Mello Music Group's Lando Chill For Mark, Your Son (also avail vinyl).

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