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10 New Music Releases on Amoeba.com, 3/20/20

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 20, 2020 01:00pm | Post a Comment

Lots of things in our lives may have been canceled, but not music! Here's a list of 10 of our favorites from this week's new releases, available on Amoeba.com (FREE SHIPPING TO THE U.S.)! See all the new releases HERE.

Wild Chile!

Various Artists: Wild Chile! A Collection Of Rare & Wild 60's Chilean Rock 'N' Roll

A collection of rare and wild '60s Chilean rock n' roll. A new installment of the Wild series, focused on wild, untamed Latin American rock n' roll from the '60s. This time Pinche Discos takes you to the beautiful land of Chile for a rollercoaster of wild sounds and smashing and obscure hits. In Wild Chile! you'll find, of course, wild rock n' roll but also crazed out twist, soul stompers, and a few fiery instrumentals too. If you know the previous two volumes of this series you know what to expect: a record perfectly designed to make your next party explode, pure dynamite! Features Willy Monti & Los Tiburones, Los Atomos, Pepe Pato & Los Stereos, and more.

Amoeba SF's Holiday CD BOGO Blowout Sale, 12/20-12/22

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 13, 2019 07:55pm | Post a Comment

You've acquired the perfect presents, you found all the right festive foods...but what about your holiday soundtrack?! As far as joyous ambiance is concerned, it's more important than those snowman candles you bought. Fear not as there is still time to build up your merry collection!

Buy any red tag Holiday CD at Amoeba SF and get the 2nd one (of equal or lesser value) FREE, Friday 12/20 - Sunday 12/22! Make this year's celebrations one to remember.

Sale is valid in-store only at Amoeba SF.

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Up for Preorder, Out May 6

Posted by Billy Gil, April 25, 2016 10:57am | Post a Comment

Did you take a Twitter vacation over the weekend? If you weren't already aware, Beyonce just went right ahead and Beyonce'd again, releasing a (sort of) surprise album called Lemonade. Though it was previously only streaming on Tidal, for which you have to have a paid account, it's coming out on CD/DVD May 6th! You can preorder it now.

Anyone who's played her previous album to death, 2013's excellent Beyonce, knows they're in for something special. To boot, this new album features work by The Weeknd, James Blake, Jack White and Kendrick Lamar, plus samples and inspiration from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Soulja Boy and Animal Collective. Production was handled by Just Blaze, Diplo and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.

Shop Vinyl at Amoeba's Next Sidewalk Sale, April 13th

Posted by Billy Gil, March 27, 2013 04:55pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Hollywood's next Sidewalk Sale is coming up, and this time it's all about VINYL. On Saturday, April 13th, from 12 - 5pm, we'll have a huge assortment of goodies, including:

- 45s

- Hip-Hop and Dance 12" records

- Full-length LPs from from $1 and up

- Classical LPs

In addition, we'll have our usual DVD deal — buy three, get one free — sales on DVD box sets (two for $10), CD bargains, and more, including toys and collectibles.

For those who can't make it out to the sale, shop our Clearance section online for some sweet finds.

All sidewalk sales are final. Store credit cannot be used to purchase items from the sidewalk sale.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Compact Discs -- Reflections on the Format

Posted by Eric Brightwell, October 1, 2012 05:09pm | Post a Comment

Billy Joel 52nd Street


On this day (1 October) in 1982, the first album released on CD came out -- Billy Joel's 52nd street


Carmen RiveroOn the day of that occasion, I still hadn't really discovered music for myself yet. My dad played '50s, '60 and '70s jazz records on the rare occasions that he mustered the paternal energy required to make his children grilled cheese sandwiches. My mother was more likely to play Carmen RiveroJohann Sebastian Bach, Bill Monroe, Aretha Franklin or Otis Redding records that she'd purchased back in the ancient, vinyl 1960s. We also had a Victrola which was fun because you had to crank it if you wanted to rock out to some Earl Rogers or other shellac 78.

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