Happy Monday! It’s May – and we are now very stocked up with the new issue of Activator Magazine here at Dumb Records.
This one is packed with content – this one features local musician / artist Kristin Walker on the cover. Kristin recently released a new solo EP called Etheric Bodies. In addition to the interview with Kristin – you can also find a list of new local releases and some reviews for those, also an interview with Tebe Zalango from Decatur, The Dry Look from Champaign, Tim Reynolds (of the bands Horrible Things, Hospital Job, and Time Thieves), Balki Bros, Vincent Sebastian, and another “sound-check” segment checking in with different local musicians. All of that and more! No “Dumb Perspective” segment this week, sorry Brian Galecki was way too busy record farming and putting together youtube videos.
You can pick up a copy of Activator Magazine here at Dumb Records for free and various other locations around town – we usually have a few back issues in stock as well. Also check out the Activator Patreon page for bonus exclusive content and consider donating!
Are you young? Like 25 years of age or younger young? Do you know someone who is – an particularly someone who knows how to use social media? Well, Downtown Springfield Inc. just may be looking for you for a new fun program they are doing this summer called “Rep The City”! They are searching for “social media ambassadors” 25 years of age or younger to come downtown and post about some of the cool things we have going on down here, – and discounts for different downtown businesses and special events are included.
That flier pictured above is in our store right now and as you can see has one of those scanny doo-dads on the bottom left hand corner – which is a link to the online application, which can be found right here. More information about the program for now can be found on the application – there will likely be more of an official announcement from Downtown Springfield Inc. once ambassadors are chosen on what the program is and what’s going on this summer.
This is just a post to let you know that our Fish Tales Pinball contest has happened, and it’s over, and we have winners! Congrats to Chris O, with the number one high score of 100,664,040. Cole J came in a close second with 100,337,690, and Greg from USPS was also close behind with 97,456,220. Brian G blew all of those scores out of the water in the “staff” section though with a score of 154,168,600 (good thing staff is not in the running for the real contest).
When will we do another arcade contest? Maybe next month in June. For this month, enjoy our brand new game – CROSSBOW (1983).
Look at that, we can make pictures circles now. In case you haven’t heard, our Dumb Records arcade now has a new game. That game is CROSSBOW – manufactured by a company called Exidy and released in 1983. As you can see, this game has a built in crossbow. Here’s a description of what goes on from Wikepedia:
The player protects a band of adventurers from afar by shooting objects that threaten them. The adventurers enter from the left-hand side of the screen and attempt to cross the screen unharmed. If the player helps them reach the opposite side of the screen safely, the adventurers survive to the next scenario, and new adventurers are occasionally granted between scenarios.
In addition to the obstacles, the adventurers are vulnerable to the player’s shots. The first time the player shoots an adventurer, an on-screen message is shown: “DON’T SHOOT YOUR FRIENDS!” Thereafter, shooting an adventurer will cause him/her to emit a cry of pain, and to walk at a slower pace the rest of the way. A second shot will kill the adventurer.
Scenarios are chosen by shooting a destination on a map screen, which include: town, desert, volcano, cave, bridge, jungle, and castle. The goal is to reach the final scenario, past the castle, in which the player confronts the Master of Darkness, who presumably created the dangers in the game. Defeating the Master of Darkness requires shooting him in the eyes when they turn red (and deadly). The player is treated to a brief congratulation and a challenge to defeat the Master of Darkness again, “IF YOU DARE”. Following this screen the player starts over with however many adventurers survived the confrontation.
We are now up to 13 games in the arcade including six pinball machines, 1 racing game, now 2 shooting games, and 4 other standing arcade machines. Our arcade is open during store hours right now from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Don’t forget we are still doing a limited offer of renting out the space for private parties during after hours.
Good morning! It’s another Tornado Drill Tuesday, AND there was an actual tornado drill that happened last night – what is going on here?? The amount of killer new and used vinyl we have coming in on the shelves at Dumb Records however is NOT a drill – this is the real deal. We got new and used LPs, 12″ singles, some 7″s, CD’s, cassettes, and all of that flying in all of the time. The list below is only a fraction of what’s new in this week. Our store is open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm every day now, and open early at 10:00 am on Saturdays. Our online store is still at shopdumbrecords.com – where you can also get a heads up on some things as they are hitting the shelves of the store. Okay let’s dive into what’s new!
New LPs Brenden Kelly & The Wandering Birds – I’d Rather Die Than Liver Forever Bruce Lee Band – Rental! Eviction Carrie Underwood – My Savior Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um The Copyrights – Learn The Hard Way Dan P. And The Bricks – When We Were Fearless The Dinosaurs – The Dinosaurs Direct Hit – Brainless God Dogbreth – Second Home E-40 – Federal Eddie Harris – Plug Me In Funkadelic – Standing On The Verge: The Best of Funkadelic Girl In Red – If I Could Make It Go Quiet Glassjaw – Worship And Tribute The Haskels – The Haskels J Dilla – The Diary Of… KISS – Kissworld: The Best of Kiss Leadbelly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Lightnin’ Rod – Hustlers Convention Manchester Orchestra – The Million Masks of God Medical Tourists – Medical Tourists Melvins – Ozma M.O.T.O. – Motoerectus PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her Reagan Youth – Youth Anthems Run D.M.C. – King of Rock Saucers – Third Saucer From The Sun Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade Thing – Thing Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston Turnover – Altogether Various – Saturday Night: South African Disco Pop Hits! We Are The Union – Who We Are
Used LPs Alan Price – Alan Price Aretha Franklin – Aretha Now Bob James – Foxy The Booze Bros. Revue – Rockin’ Rhythm n’ Booze Bruce Forman – 20/20 Buffy Sainte-Marie – Moonshot The Butterfield Blues Band – Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin’ The Cadets – The Cadets Greatest Hits Carly Simon – Coming Around Again Cavallaro – Cavallaro With The Latin Beat Champion Jack Dupree – The Women Blues of Champion Jack Dupree Count Basie And His Orchestra – Echoes Of An Era Cheap Trick – In Color Dave Davies – Dave Davies David Liebman Quintet – If They Only Knew David Moreno – Spanish Guitars Dionne Warwick – The Best Of Don Gibson – The Very Best of Don Gibson Donovan – Fairytale Eddy Arnold – I Want To Go With You Elmore James – Greatest Hits Eric Burdon And The Animals – Eric Is Here Floyd Cramer – The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer Genya Ravan – They Love Me Glenn Miller – Pure Gold Gloria Gaynor – Experience George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers The Guess Who – Road Food Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick – A Man And A Woman Isaac Stern – None But The Lonely Heart Jack DeJohnette’s Directions – New Rags Jack Paar – The Best of What’s His Name James & Bobby Purify – The Pure Sound of the Purifys John Coltrane – Coltrane Plays The Blues John Coltrane – Impressions Johnny Cash – Story of a Broken Heart Jon Anderson – Animation Kitty Wells – Greatest Hits Kohn Kay & Steppenwolf – Rock & Roll Rebels Joni Mitchell – Blue Linda Ronstadt & The Stoney Poneys – Stoney End Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You Luther Vandross – Never Too Much Maria Muldaur – Open Your Eyes Maria Muldaur – Waitress In A Donut Shop Martin Denny – A Taste of Honey Mitchell Trio – The Slightly Irreverent Mitchell Trio The Monkees – Greatest Hits Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps New Riders Of The Purple Sage – Feelin’ Alright Oregon – Winter Light Paul Davis – Singer of Songs – Teller of Tales Paul Revere And The Raiders – Goin’ To Memphis Percy Faith – Great Moments of Percy Faith Peter Warren – Solidarity The Pointer Sisters – The Pointer Sisters Ray Charles – The Ray Charles Story Volume Four Rebel Heels – One By One By One Renato Rossini – My Guitar Rick Nelson – Million Sellers Rick Nelson – Memphis Sessions Robert Plant – The Principle of Moments Robin Lane & The Chartbusters – s/t Roxy Music – Country Life Sam Rivers – Sizzle Sandy Nelson – Rock N’ Roll Revival The Statler Brothers – The Best of the Statler Brothers Steve Martin – Comedy Is Not Pretty Suzi Quatro – Suzi… And Other Four Letter Words Teena Marie – Emerald City Tennessee Ernie Ford – Bless Your Pea Pickin’ Heart Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Southern Accents Tony Mottola – The Tony Touch Valerie Wellington – Million Dollar Secret Various – The Best of Country Music Wayne Raney – Real Hot Boogie Wild Child Butler – Lickin’ Gravy
12” Singles Cool Breeze – Cre-a-tine Get Some Crew – Run Forrest Run Ice-T I’m Your Pusher / Girls LGBNAF Ms. Jade – Dream Timbaland & Magoo – Roll Out Xzibit – X 2Pac – Papa’z Song / Peep Game
There are a lot of records out there in the world. We have a lot of records in our store nowadays too – and they definitely don’t stop comin’! All different genres, new and used! Our store is located at 418 E Monroe St. downtown and we are open every day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. We open early on Saturdays at 10:00 am. The farmers market downtown is kicking off their 2021 season in just two weeks! Check out our online store at shopdumbrecords.com. Below is a long list of just some of what records we have gotten in in the past week. We put out new and used records onto our shelves every single day.
New LPs Against Empires – Thieves And Leeches Autarch – Soothsayer Bill Withers – His Ultimate Collection Braid – The Age of Octeen CaP’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology Chris Farren – Born Hot Deftones – Gore Great Plains – Born In A Barn Great Plaines – The Mark, Don & Mel EP J Dilla – Ruff Draft M.O.T.O. – Ampeg Stud! No Direction – No Direction Oceanator – Things I Never Said Of Montreal – The Early Four Track Recordings Red City Radio – Skytigers The Retros – Inner City Rockers Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit T-Bone Walker – The Truth The Upsetters – Super Ape
Used LPs Allan Holdsworth – Velvet Darkness Aretha Franklin – Soul ‘69 The Beach Boys – Stack O’ Tracks Bob Crosby – In Disco Order, Volume 7 Bonnie Pointer – Bonnie Pointer B.T. Express – Energy To Burn Charlie Parker – History of Jazz The Chipmunks – Around The World With The Chipmunk Con Funk Shun – Loveshine Culture Club – Colour By Numbers Dave Loggins – Apprentice (In A Musical Workshop) David Crosby / Graham Nash – Whistling Down The Wire Dean Martin – This Time I’m Swingin’ Dean Martin – Winter Romance Della Reese – Della Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant Diana Ross – Eaten Alive Dinah Shore – Dinah, Yes Indeed Dionne Warwick – Friends Dionne Warwick – Finder of Lost Loves Don Thompson Quartet – A Beautiful Friendship Donna Summer – Walk Away: Collector’s Edition Ed Ames – The Impossible Dream Eiji Kitamura – Swing Eiji Erroll Garner – Gemini Fats Domino – Trouble In Mind Gary Lewis – New Directions Gladys Knight & The Pips – Everybody Needs Love Gladys Knight & The Pips – Motown Legends Glen Campbell – Hey Little One Hank Williams Jr. – Greatest Hits Hank Williams Jr. and Lois Johnson – Removing The Shadow Henry Mancini – Mancini ‘67 High Sierra Jazz Band – Make A Joyful Noise Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra – Midnight Cowboy Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen – Aftenland Jean Kittrell With The St. Louis Rivermen – At The Vinegar Hill Mall Jelly Roll Morton – Mr. Jelly Lord John Fischer – New Covenant Johnny Cash – Big River Jose Greco – Flamenco Rhythms Kevin Eubanks – Face To Face Kevin Eubanks – Guitarist Keith Green – Songs For The Shepherd Lawrence Freeman – The Joy of Sax Magic Key Records – Rumplestiltskin Mantovani – Songs To Remember Meco – The Wizard of Oz The Merrill Station Voices – Sounds Broadway! Miles Davis – E.S.P. Milt Jackson & John Coltrane – Bags & Trane Nat King Cole – You’re My Everything Nat King Cole – Those Lazy-Hazy Crazy Days of Summer Nino & April – Sing The Great Songs Ohio Players – Mr. Mean The Platters – Reflections Pointer Sisters – Special Things Randy Newman – Good Old Boys Ray Anthony – Swim, Swim, C’mon Let’s Swim The Rolling Stones – BLack And Blue Sam Rivers – Contrasts Saunders King – What’s Your Story Morning Glory Sea Level – On The Edge Seals & Crofts – Unborn Child Steps – Paradox The Supremes – Floy Joy Tammy Wynette – D-I-V-O-R-C-E Teresa Brewer – My Golden Favorites Timbuk 3 – Greeting From Timbuk 3 Tom Jones – Help Yourself Tom Jones – Live In Las Vegas Val Cliburn – My Favorite Encores Various – Golden Graffiti Greats Various – Nashville Steel Guitar Various – 20 Country Classics Various – Pennies From Heaven Vikki Carr – One Hell Of A Woman The Waikiki Surfriders – The Waikiki Surfriders
12” Singles Debelah Morgan – Yesterday R&B Remixes Eminem – When I’m Gone Fred Fowler – Times Are Changin’ Meechie – Bring Me Joy M. Doc – Free MC Rajah – Doin’ The House The Organization – The Big Beats Queen Pen – Party Ain’t A Party Run-D.M.C. – The Beginning (No Further Delay) Spice 1 – High Powered Xzibit – Multiply Remix
Local artist and musician Vincent Sebastian has released a new hit song and video for “Free Skin” which features another area musician Dexter Anodyne. You can stream the new song and check out the video on the player embedded below. And you can check it out on bandcamp along with the demo version and the “800% slower” version??!?
Vincent Sebastian released his hit album Interference a couple of years ago now in 2019. Also check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other local music videos from over the years.
Happy Wednesday afternoon, we are diving back into a little more of the local music!! Here is a brand new release from the new Taylorville / Springfield garage punk project that arose from the ashes of Snuff Rider called “Balki Bros“! They performed in our space at one point earlier this year as we were trying to figure out how to do live streaming (it worked out fine, but we decided we couldn’t pull off continuing to do that). (Sorry). Balki Bros debut release is here. It is called Sex • Drugs • Taco Bell, and you can stream it on the player below! Also head on over to the Balki Bros bandcamp to purchase the download for yourself.
We have added this one to our Springfield albums archive page. It’s like number 8 for this year or something. We still probably have a lot of catching up to do. That’s okay.
Good morning everyone – surely we hope that after yesterday we have seen all there is to see for snow for this winter and it’s just warmer nicer weather from here on out. We especially hope it will be nice out for this Saturday (4/24) because the Downtown Springfield annual Sidewalk Sales are supposed to be taking place! This is when a lot of downtown businesses offer special sales, put things out on the sidewalk, and it’s a great spring Saturday to go downtown! Here’s a full list of who is participating:
How nice! For this sale we will be offering 50% off all dollar records and also 20% off all Dumb Records apparel! Cool! That’s pretty much it. Our store is also open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays. And our arcade is also open during those hours.
Good morning and happy Tuesday! Is it supposed to snow today or something? What the heck is up with that? Anyways, this week we are still adding pile after pile of new and used records to our inventory. Our store is still open every day from 11:30am to 6:00pm, and we open at 10:00am on Saturdays. This Saturday there’s even a big “sidewalk sale” day happening throughout downtown. For that we are doing 50% off dollar records and 20% off all Dumb Records apparel! Our online store is still at shopdumbrecords.com. Okay here is what’s new for this week:
New LPs Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me Alice Coltrane – Live At Carnegie Hall, 1971 Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed? Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Reggay International Grandaddy – Last Place Greta Van Fleet – The Battle at Garden’s Gate Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off Hüsker Dü – The Complete Spin Radio Concert, 1985 Jeff Russo – Star Trek Discovery Jimmy Eat World – Surviving Jon Batiste – We Are Knife Hits – Eris Lucky Daye – Painted Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd Live From Jacksonville Nigel Godrich – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World The Modern Lovers – Live Oiltanker – No Tomorrow The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll Parasol – Nowhere To Go Pine Barrens – Kingmaker Protestant – Reclamation Ray Chalres – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Robin Thicke – On Earth, And In Heaven Selve – Eleo Slayer – El Infierno Te Espera Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Tom Petty – Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions) Tutti I Colori Del Buio – Initiation Into Nothingness Various – Rush Dem: Room Jointz Weak Teeth – What A Plague You Are
Used LPs Amy Grant – In Concert Arthur Sullivan – The Tempest Bing Crosby – Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings The Border Brass – Tijuana Christmas Cameo – Single Life Casey Anderson – More Pretty Girls Than One Catfish Hodge – Bout With The Blues Chicago – Chicago X Connie Francis – Do The Twist With Connie Francis Davey Dex – Bangin’ Beatz Deerhoof – Reveille Dawn Featuring TOny Orlando – Tuneweaving Dionne Warwick – Golden Hits Part 2 Dionne Warwick – Greatest Hits Don Francisco – Got To Tell Somebody Duke Ellington – Afro-Bossa Duke Ellington – The Stereophonic Sound Of Kermit Schafer – All-Time Great Bloopers Gladys Knight & The Pips – A Little Knight Music Gladys Knight & The Pips – Nitty Gritty Gloriia Gaynor – Glorious Harry Chapin – Heads Harry James – The Golden Trumpet Of… Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Volume 2 Hoyt Axton – Greenback Dollar Isaac Hayes Movement – Disco Connection John Abercrombie / John Scofield – Solar John D. Loudermilk – Just Passing Through KajaGooGoo – White Feathers Kay Starr – Enchanting Larry Clinton – In Hi-Fi Lefty Frizzell – Sings The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers Leo Kottke – Circle ‘Round The Sun Les Brown And His Orchestra – The Uncollected 1944-46 Louis Prima / Keely Smith – The Hits of Louis & Keely Mario Lanza – Student Prince Marty Robbins – A Lifetime of Song Marty Robbins – More Greatest Hits Nat King Cole – Sings Nat King Cole – The Velvet Moods of Nat King Cole The New Tony Williams Lifetime – Million Dollar Legs Pat Martino – Footprints The Pat Terry Group – The Pat Terry Group Pete Seeger – The Essential Peter, Paul & Mary – Peter, Paul & Mommy Phil Keaggy – The Master & The Musician Ronco Records – Get It On! Roy Clar – Greatest Hits Volume 1 Roy Orbison – Orbisongs Sidney Bechet – Sidney Bechet Silversun Pickups – Better Nature Squeeze – Argybargy Steve Martin – Let’s Get Small Sweet Cream – Sweet Cream & Other Delights Teddy Wilson – Three Little Words Terry Ross Altman – Crosswalk Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco Wayne Newton – One More Time Wayne Newton – Now! Wes Montgomery – Jazz Guitar The White Stripes – White Blood Cells The Wilburn Brothers – Country Gold Woody Herman – Encore Woody Herman / Harry James – The Battle of the Bands Vol. 1 Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey Various – Blue Ribbon Country Vol. II Various – Rush Hour Soundtrack Various – Where The Action Is
12” Singles A+ feat. Chico Debarge – It’s On You Deadly Venoms – Don’t Give Up DL – Josephine D’Mello – Best Love Story The Madd Rapper – Ghetto / Whateva Mariah Carey – The One Phajja – Checkin’ For Me Rah Digga / Lloyd Banks – Party Over Here Sheeba Black – Check Yo’ Style