Olivia Rodrigo Thursday Newsletter

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Olivia Rodrigo – Guts (Indie Exclusive, Lavender Colored Vinyl) and (Regular Black Version)

3-time GRAMMY® award winning recording artist Olivia Rodrigo ‘s GUTS was recorded with producer Daniel Nigro, who also collaborated with her on SOUR, her chart-topping, 4x platinum debut album. “For me, this album is about growing pains and about trying to figure out who I am at this point in my life and exactly what I want to say in my songs.”

Betty Davis – They Say I’m Different

One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can’t be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.

There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago – we live in an age that’s been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn’t get sexy with their ‘Lady Marmalade’ for another year while Millie Jackson wasn’t Feelin’ Bitchy until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty’s fierce style wasn’t completely out of Ike’s shadow until later in the decade. Ms. Davis’s unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song ‘Uptown’ for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late ’60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix – personally inspiring the classic album _Bitches Brew_. But her songwriting ability was way ahead of it’s time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty’s career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn’t fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal. Her 1974 sophomore album _They Say I’m Different_ features a worthy-of-framing futuristic cover challenging David Bowie’s science fiction funk with real rocking soul-fire, kicked off with the savagely sexual ‘Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him’ (later sampled by Ice Cube). Her follow up is full of classic cuts like ‘Don’t Call Her No Tramp’ and the hilarious, hard, deep funk of ‘He Was A Big Freak.’

Beyoncé – B’day (2LP)

Beyoncé – Lemonade (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Yellow Colored Vinyl, Download Insert, 2 Lp)

Big John Patton – Let ‘Em Roll (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

Kansas City-born Hammond B3 organ dynamo Big John Patton made a stellar run of soul jazz albums for Blue Note through the 1960s but Let ‘Em Roll stands among his finest with Patton adding vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson to a standard organ trio line-up with guitarist Grant Green and drummer Otis Finch. This stereo Blue Note Tone Poet Series was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.

Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska (180 Gram Vinyl)

Childish Gambino – Camp (Black, 180 Gram Vinyl)

The Cure – The Greatest Hits

Curtis Mayfield – Curtis (Rhino’s Start Your Ear Off Right Series, 140 Gram Vinyl Blue Colored Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)

The Cranberries – Stars (The Best Of 1992-2002)

Daft Punk – Discovery

David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (Picture Disc Vinyl, Remastered)

David Bowie – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (2017 Remastered Version)

Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch

Deftones – Adrenaline (180 Gram Vinyl)

Deftones – Koi No Yokan

Dr Dre – Dr. Dre 2001

Earl Sweatshirt – Sick! (Indie Exclusive, Light Blue Colored Vinyl)

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (Download Insert)

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Remastered, 2LP)

Erykah Badu – Baduizm (2LP)

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Live (Rhino, 2LP)

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Fleetwood Mac was at the top of its game in August 1977 when the band returned to its adopted home in Southern California to play three shows at The Forum in Los Angeles. RUMOURS had only been out a few weeks when the band left in February to tour the world, returning six months later to play three shows at The Forum for nearly 50,000 fans.

RUMOURS LIVE captures the energy and excitement of the band’s opening night at The Forum on August 29, 1977.

The concert’s setlist draws almost exclusively from FLEETWOOD MAC and RUMOURS, the first two albums recorded by the band’s latest incarnation: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie, and the newest members, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham. The lone nod to Fleetwood Mac’s other nine studio albums is a performance of “Oh Well,” a rock-guitar masterpiece originally released in 1969 and written by the band’s founder, guitarist Peter Green.

The concert remained unreleased for decades until 2021, when “Gold Dust Woman” and “World Turning” from the show were included as a bonus tracks on LIVE: DELUXE EDITION, Rhino’s expanded version of Fleetwood Mac’s 1980 concert album. The other 16 songs on the collection have never been released before.

Engineer Ken Caillat, who helped record RUMOURS, also recorded the concert at The Forum using the Record Plant’s mobile recording truck. He captured the band’s impassioned performance at a moment of peak RUMOURS frenzy, including powerful versions of “Landslide,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Songbird,” and “The Chain.”

Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night (180G)

Incubus – S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

J Dilla – Donuts

Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott: Words And Sounds, Vol. 1 (Limited Edition)

John Prine – Sweet Revenge

Juice Wrld – Goodbye & Good Riddance

Kanye West – Late Registration (2LP)

Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered.

Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd – (2LP, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered, Gatefold LP Jacket)

The Lumineers – Cleopatra

Mac DeMarco – Another One

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Digital Download Card)

Mac Miller – Circles (Clear Vinyl, Poster, 2LP)

MF Doom – MM…Food (Green, Pink Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

Michael Jackson – Bad (Gatefold Jacket)

Morphine – Like Swimming – (Blue Colored Vinyl)

Like Swimming is the fourth studio album by the alternative rock band Morphine, released in March 1997 by DreamWorks/Rykodisc. It was Morphine’s first album, out of two, released as part of their multi-album deal with DreamWorks and the last album released within the lifetime of singer and bassist Mark Sandman.

The Notorious B.I.G. – Now Playing

N.W.A. – Greatest Hits (Bonus Track, Remastered)

N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton

Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

OutKast – Stankonia (2LP)

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pixies – Bossanova (180 Gram Vinyl)

Portishead – Dummy (Import)

Prince – Batman (OST)

Hot off the back of the Lovesexy Tour, Prince agreed to record nine original songs for Tim Burton’s box office smash movie, Batman, starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger. The 1989 album was a phenomenal success, and featured hit singles “Batdance” and “Partyman”, as well as “Scandalous”.

Prince – Purple Rain (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Prince – Music From Graffiti Bridge (OST, 2LP)

After the hugely successful Batman soundtrack album, Prince returned in 1991 with yet another OST, this time featuring songs from his self-directed movie Graffiti Bridge, the follow-up to Purple Rain. Features the hit Prince single “Thieves In The Temple”, plus the Prince-produced Tevin Campbell single, “Round And Round”.

Prince – Purple Rain (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Radiohead – Ok Computer (180 Gram Vinyl, 2 LP)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (180 Gram Vinyl)

The Reverend Horton Heat – Liquor In The Front

Sub Pop is excitedly, finally repressing vinyl versions of three scorching ’90s psychobilly classics by Reverend Horton Heat. All three have been out of print on vinyl since the mid-’90s, with original pressings going for considerable amounts at the ol’ junk shop. 1994’s Liquor in the Front gets even more aggressive – heavy, even – sonically, with production by Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and the high-velocity opening pairing of the high-velocity instrumental “Big Sky” and the blistering lament “Baddest of the Bad.” The highest-selling of the Rev’s first three albums, Liquor… was originally co-released with Interscope Records, with the album hitting #18 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and the single “One Time for Me” hitting #40 on the Modern Rock chart. In the words of AllMusic, “for sheer crank, nothing in his catalog can touch it.”

The Reverend Horton Heat – Smoke ’em If You Got ’em

Sub Pop is excitedly, finally repressing vinyl versions of three scorching ’90s psychobilly classics by Reverend Horton Heat. All three have been out of print on vinyl since the mid-’90s, with original pressings going for considerable amounts at the ol’ junk shop. The band’s 1990 debut, Smoke ’em If You Got ’em, made quite the first impression with frantic stand-up bass, fiery guitar playing, and the Rev’s wild howls stirring up a volatile cocktail of ’50s rockabilly, punk energy, and sly humor. AllMusic said of the album “it’s all sleaze, it’s all wrong, and it’s all so very, very right,” while, on encountering the hit single “Psychobilly Freakout” Beavis and Butthead raved “This dude is weird!” “Yeah, yeah, he’s like… our kind of people.”

Silk Sonic – An Evening With Silk Sonic

Sleep – Dopesmoker

The Smiths – The Smiths (180 Gram Vinyl)

Sonic Youth – Goo

The Strokes – Is This It (International Cover, Import France, 180G, Remastered)

Sublime – 40oz. To Freedom (Gatefold LP Jacket)

Sublime – Sublime (Gatefold LP Jacket)

SZA – CTRL (150 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Green, Gatefold LP Jacket)

Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues (180 Gram Vinyl)

Tame Impala – Currents

Taylor Swift – Folklore (Colored Vinyl, Beige, Gatefold LP Jacket)

311 – 311 (180 Gram Vinyl)

TLC – Crazysexycool

Tom Waits – Small Change

Twenty One Pilots – Trench (Gatefold LP Jacket, Digital Download Card)

Tyler Childers – Country Squire (150 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Download Insert)

Tyler Childers – Rustin’ In The Rain (140 Gram Vinyl, Poster)

Rustin’ in the Rain is the eagerly anticipated new album from singer-songwriter Tyler Childers. This collection of new songs is Childers’ sixth studio album, and the follow up to his critically acclaimed release Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? Rustin’ in the Rain is produced by Childers alongside his longtime band The Food Stamps, and the album features the heartfelt single “In Your Love,” which Tyler first teased to fans earlier in 2023 during his Bonnaroo Music Festival performance.

Velvet Underground & Nico- The Velvet Underground & Nico

Viagra Boys – Street Worms

Wayne Shorter – Schizophrenia (Blue Note Tone Poet Series, 180G)

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket. Wayne Shorter’s 1967 album Schizophrenia found the legendary saxophonist at the pinnacle of post-bop with a sextet of like-minded musical explorers including James Spaulding, Curtis Fuller, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers performing Shorter originals like “Tom Thumb,” “Go,” and “Miyako.” This stereo Blue Note Tone Poet Series was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog tapes.

Weezer – Weezer (Blue Album)

Weezer – Pinkerton

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2022 Remaster, White Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Remastered)

Zach Bryan – Summertime Blues

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