It’s Vinyl Tuesday! Record Exchange customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased and have access to early and exclusive releases. This week’s releases:
TEENAGE TIMEKILLERS – Greatest Hits Vol. 1 [exclusive indie doublemint vinyl and standard black vinyl]
The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan, Neanderthal) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal legends spanning decades. Joining Reed on drums and Mick on guitar on the album’s 20 mostly original tracks and few covers of underground classics (including the Rudimentary Peni deep cut that inspired the project’s title) are: Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike “IX” Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin’s Corrosion of Conformity bandmates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many, many more. All instrumental tracks on Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 were recorded at Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, Calif. The album was produced by John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy, and engineered and mixed by John “Lou” Lousteau at 606.
SUPERGRASS – I Should Coco: 20th Anniversary [black vinyl w/bonus red 7-inch]
20th Anniversary; 180-gram black vinyl, single sleeve + 7inch single of ‘Stone Free’/’Odd?’ on red vinyl (3-CD deluxe edition coming o11/3). The front cover has been re-photographed at high resolution from the original painting by The Moody Painters, who created all artwork for the original release and singles. The package has been designed by Nick Bax at Human Studios, who was also responsible for graphic design the first time around. The reissue is dedicated to David Norland, founder of Backbeat Records, who died at the age of 40 last year from cancer. The LP includes a special bonus: The original 7-inch single of ‘Stone Free’/’Odd?’ on red vinyl with a reworked red/yellow classic Parlophone 45 label but in its original retro Parlophone housebag. ‘Stone Free’ was originally recorded during a long night at Falconer Studios April 12, 1995 just after the band returned home from their first American tour. ‘Odd?’ was recorded at BBC Maida Vale on Jan. 10, 1995, as part of their first John Peel session, which was initially broadcast Feb. 4, 1995. It was Rob Coombes’ first appearance on keyboards with the band.
WISHBONE ASH – Pilgrimage [vinyl replica CD]
This vinyl replica CD is an import. Pilgrimage is the second studio album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. The album focuses more on folk and acoustic music as opposed to the blues rock sound that dominated the first album. The album also contains an instrumental jazz workout (“Vas Dis”) and a four-part harmony vocal track in the spirit of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (“Valediction”).The album sold well, reaching #14 in the UK charts, but the band would reach their creative and commercial peak with their next studio album release.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – B.I.P.P.P.: French Synth-Wave 1979-1985
An influential blueprint for the evolution of French electronic music, the majority of the performers featured on B.I.P.P.P.: French Synth-Wave 1979-1985 never made it beyond limited DIY pressings of 500 or 1,000 copies of 7-INCH vinyl singles. Wired called them “lost synthwave gems” and Interview called it “A veritable treasure trove of post nuclear pop.” Includes the bonus track “Rainbow Man” by Busy P (sampling the track Comix’s “Touche Pas Mon Sexe”) as heard endlessly on TV behind the GooglePlay campaign! On limited edition double colored vinyl with poster.
ABOUT VINYL TUESDAY
With the move to a global Friday street date in July, Vinyl Tuesday was established to celebrate music in physical form and give record store customers access to early and exclusive releases. For artists, it’s a chance to showcase special releases on a special day and not get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.
* Must be redeemed at time of purchase. Offer valid during regular business hours (10am-9pm) on Tuesdays only. The Record Exchange will not issue store credit for any unused portion of the Vinyl Tuesday used vinyl bonus.