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Brian Eno Half Speed Vinyl Remasters Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, July 6, 2017 05:50pm | Post a Comment

Brian Eno Half Speed Remasters

Four of Brian Eno's pioneering early releases are getting served up as very special vinyl reissues on August 4th via Astralwerks. Remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road, each of these limited edition releases consists of a 180-gram double-LP to be played at 45RPM. You can pre-order them now at Amoeba.com. Kicking things off is Eno's 1974 solo debut, Here Come the Warm Jets. The reissue series ends with 1977’s Before and After Science.

Here's why each of these albums earned "legendary" status.

Another Green World

Another Green World

On Eno's third solo LP, he began moving away from his earlier, more rock-based sound, instead experimenting further with ambient soundscapes and synth-oriented minimalism. Produced by Eno and Rhett Davies, Another Green World features contributions from Robert Fripp, John Cale, and Phil Collins

July Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 6, 2017 12:46pm | Post a Comment

The Summer of Love is in full swing in the Bay Area, and Amoeba SF and Amoeba Berkeley are keeping it packed with sales, live shows, and in-store events all month long. Check HERE for more details and updates to our live show schedule.

Amoeba SF, Amoeba Berkeley

Rest in Peace Pierre Henry: French Experimental / Classical Composer, Musique Concrète Pioneer, & "Grandfather of Techno"

Posted by Billyjam, July 6, 2017 12:35pm | Post a Comment

Renowned, universally revered French experimental, avant garde, classical composer, pioneer of musique concrète, and "grandfather of techno" Pierre Henry  has died at 89 years of age, it has been reported by various French media outlets including the Agence France-Presse (AFP).  A prolific composer who’s scored films, ballets and other pieces in a variety of styles, Henry is most known for his pioneering role in the development of musique concrète and perhaps most commonly known for his 1960's three minute piece "Psyche Rock" that was utilized in the 1969 film Z, remixed by Fatboy Slim in 2004, and the inspiration for the theme music for Futurama.  In today's AFP's report on the passing of the artist, who would have turned 90 later this year, the French news agency quoted fellow French music composer and friend-of-Amoeba Jean-Michel Jarre in saying that Henry Pierre, whom he considered an influence, was an "innovator" and "poet" with his legacy being bringing, "a fusion between experimentation and poetry."  In recognition of the late artist's "enormous and impressive body of work" Jarre told the AFP that he hopes, "France grants him the homage that he deserves."

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Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood Saturday, July 15

Posted by Amoebite, July 6, 2017 11:22am | Post a Comment

Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

Amoeba Hollywood is having a Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 15th! It's your chance to score huge deals on music, movies, books, comics, posters and more, right outside the store from 12pm - 4pm.

Check out some of the bargains you'll find at our sidewalk sale:

  • DVD box sets: $4 each or 2 for $7
  • DVDs: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • Blu-ray: $4 each or 3 for $10
  • CDs: buy 1 get 1 free [of equal or lesser value]
  • Posters: $2 each or 3 for $5
  • T-shirts for $5
  • Great deals on books!
  • $1 LPs & much more!

Come out and treat yourself to some inexpensive new movies and music from Amoeba!

All sidewalk sale items are aggressively sale priced. Therefore, we do not accept store credits, gift certificates, coupons or other offered store sales for any sidewalk sale items. Additionally, we cannot offer customer holds or mail order. All sales are final.

See the full list of July events happening at Amoeba Hollywood.


Sidewalk Sale at Amoeba Hollywood

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Bob Weir

Posted by Amoebite, July 4, 2017 04:57pm | Post a Comment

Bob Weir What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"I'd totally forgotten about Bessie Smith until a few nights back," Bob Weir told us during a recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood. A few nights beforehand, Weir was accompanying country/folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliot at a club in Mill Valley, CA and the two played a couple of her tunes. "Oh, that's right," mused Weir, "these songs are great...she really had something going back then." Before his in-store performance to promote his latest solo album, Blue Mountain, Weir grabbed a compilation of Smith recordings, as well as some other great picks that had a lot of meaning to him.

Bob Weir Blue Mountain Bob Weir is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and founding member of the Grateful Dead. While still a teenager, he encountered Jerry Garcia playing guitar at a music store; he sat down and played some songs with Garcia and the pair decided to form a band together. Over the course of the Dead's thirty years, Weir played rhythm guitar, sang a significant portion of the band's non-Garcia lead vocals, and experimented with slide guitar. He released his first solo LP, Ace, in 1972. The other members of the Dead served as his backing band. Six years later, he released his sophomore solo album, Heaven Help the Fool. His next solo album came almost four decades later; Blue Mountain was released in 2016.

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