The Vinyl Underground Thursday Newsletter: The Talking Heads

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The Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition 2 LP + 28 page Booklet)

Stop Making Sense full concert for the first time ever on vinyl. 2 LP with a reproduction of the original booklet from the 1984 limited edition pressing and additional pages with never before seen photos. Includes brand new notes written by Chris, David, Jerry and Tina. The tracklist includes previously unreleased tracks “Cities” and “Big Business/I Zimbra.” Among the most adventuresome bands in rock history, The Talking Heads drew from funk, minimalism, and African and Brazilian music in promulgating a new sound that was both visionary and visceral.

ABBA – Gold: Greatest Hits

Aerosmith – Greatest Hits

THE ULTIMATE GREATEST HITS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AEROSMITH! 10 tracks spanning their five-decade career on standard weight black vinyl. Featuring “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Crazy,” “Cryin’,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and many more!

Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul (Silver Colored Vinyl)

A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds [Stereo] (180 Gram Vinyl)

Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 20th Anniversary Edition (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Blink 182 – Cheshire Cat

Blink 182 – Dude Ranch

Booker T. & The M.G.s – Green Onions (Limited Clear Vinyl)

The house band at Memphis’ legendary Stax Records, Booker T. & the M.G.s played on some of the most legendary and unforgettable soul records in history. Originally released in 1962, the title-track of their debut LP Green Onions is arguably the most recognizedable piece of instrumental pop and soul ever to be relae3sed, an absolute stone classic of a jam, with Booker T.’s organ at the fore. In addition to being a class group, Booker T. & the M.G.’s were one of the first soul and rock groups to have bothwhite and black memebers, and understandably their muisc is often associeated with teh Civil Rights Movement that was goin on all aournd them in the American south of the 1960s.

Cake – Prolonging The Magic (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)

The Carter Family – Music From The Foggy Mountain Top 1927-35

Pioneering Southwest Virginian collective, The Carter Family, were one of the very first groups to be captured on disc and are now recognized as ‘The First Family of Country Music’. ith rich vocal harmonies and innovative musicianship, Sara Carter, husband A.P. and sister-in-law Maybelle, would shape future generations with their earthy mix of traditional folk, bluegrass, and Southern Gospel. This collection, pressed on 140g black vinyl, presents some of their finest work and celebrates their undeniable importance. Their influential sound would shape the future of Americana and all aspects of music which sit under that umbrella including bluegrass, folk, gospel, rock and, of course, country. This 14-track LP includes famous songs such as Can The Circle Be Unbroken, I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes, Wabash Cannonball and their biggest seller Wildwood Flower. A fascinating portrait which celebrates The Carter Family’s vital contribution to US culture.

The Cult – Sonic Temple (Indie Exclusive, Clear Green Colored Vinyl, Anniversary Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket)

Death Grips – The Money Store (180 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)

Death Grips – No Love Deep Web

Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch

Deee-Lite – World Clique

Deftones – Around the Fur (180 Gram Vinyl)

Deftones – White Pony

Domi & JD Beck – Not Tight

Dr. Dre – The Chronic

Earth Wind & Fire – Their Ultimate Collection (180 Gram Vinyl, Yellow Colored Vinyl)

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Folk Implosion – Take a Look Inside (Clear Vinyl)

They say there’s always something special about the first time and this record is that first time for the Folk Implosion. The band left the acoustic guitars and fragmentary sketch modus operandi of their earlier cassette behind to focus on an eccentric version of home studio craft, held together by a few cheap microphones (including a Radio Shack PZM) and a Tascam cassette 4-track recorder sequestered under the eaves of a 3rd floor, Cambridge Massachusetts double-decker house apartment. Wood floors and Christmas lights were as much a part of the vibe as an Ampeg VT 40 guitar amp and a small chord organ. The duo would wait until the downstairs neighbor went to work in the morning and then would play until the tunes snapped like a high-pitched snare drum. The setup would close down just before the neighbor came home from work, keeping the peace long enough to see the project through to completion.

Once tracked, the band snuck into Fort Apache studios with Tim O’Heir (producer of Sebadoh’s ‘Bakesale’ LP) early one morning, freeloading off the Sebadoh sessions that were set to get going that afternoon. Tim mixed the songs through a very hi-fi Neve board in a matter of hours with the Tascam sitting right on the giant board like a tugboat keeping time with an oil tanker. The duo hoped that the spirits of ancestors like The Troggs, Devo, Al Green, and The Bee Gees would be pleased with the scent of tribute that arose from the ashes of the pyre. Today, they are pleased to see the Slaps and the Sputniks on view again nearly 30 years later.

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out! (2LP)

George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1

Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces of a Man

Gorillaz – Gorillaz

John Prine – Sweet Revenge

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Limited Edition, Poster)

Kendrick Lamar – Damn.

Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana (Eco-wax Edition)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava  (Indie Exclusive, Colored Vinyl, 180 Gram Vinyl)

Lauryn Hill- Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lee Morgan – Infinity (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket. Lee Morgan’s Infinity, which was recorded in 1965 but not released until 1981, finds the great trumpeter leading a robust quintet featuring saxophonist Jackie McLean, pianist Larry Willis, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Billy Higgins to the far reaches of the hard bop tradition and beyond. Blue Note Tone Poet Series is remastered from the original analog tapes.

Leon Bridges – Coming Home (180 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Deluxe Edition)

Mac Dre – Al Boo Boo (Yellow, Orange Colored Vinyl)

Mac Miller – Circles (Clear Vinyl, Poster)

Mac Miller – Swimming

Madonna – True Blue (180 Gram Vinyl)

Metallica – Garage Days Re-Revisited (Remastered)

Metallica – Kill Em All (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Michael Jackson – Thriller (Gatefold LP Jacket)

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (Mono)

Kind Of Blue (Import,Deluxe Blue Coloured Vinyl)

Mort Garson – Journey To The Moon & Beyond

My Chemical Romance – I Brought You Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love

My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Nirvana – In Utero (180 Gram Vinyl)

N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton

Osees – Intercepted Message

“A pop record for tired times. Sugared with bits of shatterproof glass to put more crack in your strap. At long last, verse / chorus. A weathered thesaurus. This is Osees bookend sound. Early grade garage pop meets proto-synth punk suicide-repellant. Have a whack at the grass or listen while flat on your ass. Heaps of electronic whirling accelerants to gum up your cheapskate broadband. Social media toilet scrapers unite! Allow your 24-hour news cycle eyes to squint at this smiling abattoir doorman. You can find your place here at long last. All are welcome from the get go to the finale… a distant crackling transmission of 80s synth last-dance-of-the-night tune for your lost loves. Suffering from Politic amnesia? Bored of AI-generated pop slop? Then this one is for you, our friends. Wasteland wanderer, stick around. Love y’all. For fans of Teutonic synth punk and Thee Oh Sees (who the f*** are they?)” -John Dwyer

OutKast – Aquemini

Pearl Jam – Ten (150 Gram Vinyl)

Pixies – Doolittle

Pixies – Surfer Rosa

Pretenders – Pretenders (2018 Remaster)

Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (180 Gram Vinyl, Bonus Track)

Rage Against the Machine – Evil Empire (180 Gram Vinyl)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (180 Gram Vinyl)

R.E.M. – Out Of Time (180 Gram Vinyl, MP3 Download)

The Smiths – Queen Is Dead

The Smiths – The Smiths (180 Gram Vinyl)

Soundgarden – Superunknown (Remastered, 180 Gram Vinyl, 2 Lp’s)

Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy

Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights

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

The Strokes – Is This It (Limited Edition)

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

Sublime – Sublime (Gatefold LP Jacket)

Stone Temple Pilots- Core (2017 Remaster)

Van Halen -Van Halen II

Various Artists – Abbey Road Reimagined – A Tribute To The Beatles (Purple Colored Vinyl)

The very best and brightest musicians, vocalists and artists from across the spectrum of genres and generations unite to reinvent and reimagine one of the most crucial rock records in history, The Beatles’ Abbey Road! Includes performances by Matthew Sweet, Jellyfish’s Roger Manning, Vulfpeck’s Charles Jones, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, GnR cohort Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Paul Shafer, God Of Hellfire Arthur Brown and lots more! Produced by highly respected multi-instrumentalized musical savant Fernando Perdomo!

Various Artists – Trainspotting (Music From the Motion Picture)

The Talking Heads – Fear of Music (180 Gram Vinyl)

The Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings And Food (180 Gram Vinyl)

The Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues (180 Gram Vinyl)

Taylor Swift – 1989

Taylor Swift – Reputation (Picture Disc Vinyl, 2LP)

TLC – Crazysexycool

The Traveling Wilburys – The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1

Tool – Undertow

Tyler The Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost (Gatefold LP Jacket, Poster)

Viktor Vaughn – Vaudeville Villain (Silver Colored Vinyl)

In 2003, MF DOOM introduced us to one of his most intriguing alter egos, Viktor Vaughn. As the story goes, Viktor Vaughn was an interdimensional time-traveling MC from another realm where Hip-Hop was banned. He’d been exploring time and space looking for new dimensions to sharpen his MC skills, which eventually led him to 90s era NYC, where he found himself stranded from a mechanical mishap with his time machine. He began hitting open mics and small venues, battling other MCs and picking up side-hustles in order to raise the funds to repair his time machine.

Vaudeville Villain is a concept album like no other, where MF DOOM re-envisions himself as a younger, hungrier, more brazen persona in order to explore a different point of view. Of course, developing a second self from a more technologically advanced universe, he took a new approach to the production too. Viktor Vaughn fittingly raps over next-school beats that move freely in spaces between Electronica and Hip Hop, courtesy of Sound-Ink producers King Honey, Heat Sensor and Max Bill, along with one track from RJD2. Vaudeville Villain is one of the more uniquely creative entries in the MF DOOM universe.

Wu-Tang Clan – Enter Wu-Tang

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