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Remembering Ennio Morricone, Malik B., Charlie Daniels, Judy Dyble And Others Who've Died In 2020

Posted by Billyjam, August 2, 2020 07:28pm | Post a Comment
The Fabulous Little Richard LP - a 2019 vinyl issue from the iconic artist who died this year

It may only be a bit past half way into the year but already it seems we’ve lost too many talentedmusicians in 2020. These include such artists as Little Richard, McCoy TynerKenny Rogers, Bill Withers whose Naked & Warm LP was recently released on 180 gram vinyl, Betty Wright, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk, Bonnie Pointer, rapper Pop SmokeGenesis P-Orridge, Andy Gill of Gang of Four, Neil Peart of Rush and John Prine. Sadly Americana legend John Prine, whose upcoming vinyl reissue of D
iamonds In The Rough can be pre-ordered now, was just one of the many artists in 2020 to have died as a result of the coronavirus.  Others who tragically died due to the COVID-19 pandemic include jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz, African music icon Manu Dibango, Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers, gospel vocal star Troy Sneed, Adam Schlesinger of The Fountains of Wayne, 35 year old rapper Fred the Godson and 41 year old Broadway musical star Nick Cordero.

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Tommy Stinson

Posted by Amoebite, November 7, 2017 01:41pm | Post a Comment

Tommy Stinson What's In My Bag Amoeba San Francisco

Alt-rock/punk icon Tommy Stinson visited Amoeba San Francisco recently to show us some of his favorite records and share memories of his experiences listening to them. Holding up Bob Dylan's seminal 1966 double LP, Stinson says, "Blonde on Blonde is my go to record when I'm trying to get lyrical things happening in my head." When he's looking for inspiration Stinson puts the record on and "just kinda let(s) it seep in," saying it reminds him "of all the different things that (Dylan) was able to put into a lyric to describe a moment, a sound, a day, and place." Stinson had many anecdotes about his picks, which makes for a very interesting and fun What's In My Bag? episode!  

Tommy Stinson began his career playing bass for The Replacements while still a teenager. Trafficking in hardcore during the early '80s, the band released their debut LP, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash in 1981, followed by the Stink EP in 1982. By their second LP, 1983's Hootenanny, The Replacements were experimenting with other rock subgenres and moving towards their definitively raw alt-rock sound. That same year, Stinson dropped out of tenth grade for the band's first US tour. He stayed with the band until their dissolution in 1991, appearing on classic albums Let It Be, Tim, Pleased to Meet Me, and Don't Tell a Soul.

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12 Vinyl Releases to Look For on Black Friday

Posted by Billy Gil, November 9, 2015 09:45am | Post a Comment

Black Friday is coming up on Nov. 27, that big shopping day right after Thanksgiving. The folks at Record Store Day will be releasing more than 140 releases that day, not to mention it’s new release day, with new stuff out from Bjork, Parquet Courts and others. If you can't make it in to one of our stores on 11/27, there's still hope you can snag one of these titles. We'll be adding Record Store Day Black Friday releases to Amoeba.com throughout the day.

See a list (.pdf) of everything we’ll have for sale here, and check out our 12 picks for releases to look for on Black Friday below.

Ariel Pink – Heaven Knows What [OST]
[Pink Ninja Star Shaped 7”]

Ariel Pink wrote the song “I Need a Minute” for the indie film Heaven Knows What, which stars Arielle Holmes and is based on her memoir about heroin addiction. You can watch the video for the warped dream-pop track below. The B-side may be even more notable—it’s a collaboration between Pink and Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) called “Heaven Can’t Wait.”

Vinyl Reissues Out Now from Peter Gabriel, Son Volt & More

Posted by Amoebite, November 2, 2015 04:40pm | Post a Comment

Vinyl Reissues

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This week's vinyl reissues include Peter Gabriel’s first four self-titled solo albums remastered at half-speed on heavyweight 180gm vinyl. Here are the reissue highlights for October 30th, 2015:

Built to Spill

Built to Spill
There's Nothing Wrong with Love

Built to Spill’s second full-length is available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1994. Available on cream colored vinyl and on standard black.

Eels

Eels
Daisies of the Galaxy and Electro-Shock Blues 
[180 gram vinyl]

Gang of Four to Release Brand New Album in January

Posted by Amoebite, September 14, 2010 01:20pm | Post a Comment
Billboard and various other sources have announced that seminal band Gang of Four will release their first album of new material in 14 years this coming January! The group reunited in recent years, toured to great success and have parlayed that into writing a record's worth of new songs together.

The album will be called Content and will be released in the US sometime in late January 2011.

Bassist David Allen says to Billboard, "The biggest surprise is that we've been capable getting back to our roots. A whole bunch that we've done sounds like [1979's] Entertainment!. It's more aggressive, more angular. People might also be intrigued that [singer] Jon [King] is singing better than he ever did."

gang of four
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