New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s another week, so a new fresh batch of records have been hitting the shelves at Dumb Records downtown (really they are hitting the shelves every day). Again, for those of you who do not know we are now located at 418 E Monroe Street downtown. We are very very very close to announcing more info on a grand opening, and then info on plans for live shows happening in our new space. The store is currently open for six hours a day from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. This Thursday we are adding yet another hour and will be open from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Let’s take a look at those hours and then what’s new:

Tuesday (today): 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday: 1:00 – 8:00 pm

New LPs
VCR – R.I.P. Sportsboy
Violence Creeps – The Gift of Music

Used LPs
Bill Gove – People Love To Buy
Brick – Good High
Carole King – One To One
Carole King – Rhymes & Reasons
Castles – Joy Of Cooking
Cat Stevens – Back To Earth
Cat Stevens – Catch Bull At Four
Central Traditional Music Orchestra – Spring On A Moonlit River
Chambers Brothers – The Time Has Come
Chicago – VI
Chiliwack – Lights From The Valley
Clarence Carter – Let’s Burn
Diana Ross – An Evening With Diana Ross
Diana Ross – Baby It’s Me
Earl Klugh – Late Night Guitar
Evan Bishop – Raisin’ Hell
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Still Together
Jan & Dean – Surf City
Juice Newton – Quiet Lies
Julian Lennon – The Secret Value of Daydreaming
Julian Lennon – Valotte
Keith Carradine – I’m Easy
King Curtis – Live At Fillmore West
Kool & The Gang – Open Sesame
Le Pamplemousse – Le Spank
The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
Leo Kottke – Guitar Music
Let’s Pretend – Sleeping Beauty And Cinderella
The Limeliters – The Limeliters
Mo-Dettes – The Story So Far
Nancy DeMoss – Life Eternally Yours
Olivia Newton-John Have You Never Been Mellow
Rod Stewart – Smiler
Rose Royce – Stronger Than Ever
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Havin’ A Party
State – All Wrong
Steppenwolf – Slow Flux
The Stylistics – You Are Beautiful
Styx – Crystal Ball
Sugarloaf – Sugarloaf
Various – The Hills Have Amps
Various – We Used To Drink Together
Violent Minds – We Are Nothing
Wes Harrison – The One And Only
101 Strings – Million Seller Hits
101 Strings – The Soul of Spain

12” Singles
Lazard – 4 O’Clock In The Morning
Legit Ballaz – Tattoo / You Know Me
Lenny Kravitz / Jay-Z – Storm
Too $hort – Ain’t No…
Too $hort – You Nasty / She Knows

New CDs
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
The Beatles – Revolver
B.J. Thomas – Best of B.J. Thomas
Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears
Boz Scaggs – Hits!
Boz Scaggs – Other Roads
Bread – Guitar Man
Bread – Anthology of Bread
Celine Dion – One Heart
Celine Dion – The Colour Of My Love
Chad & Jeremy – Greatest Hits
David Lanz – Piano Sounds: Heartsounds
Dionne Warwick – Sings Cole Porter
Dionne Warwick – The Definitive Collection
The Doobie Brothers – Best of The Doobie Brothers Live
The Doobie Brothers – Sibling Rivalry
Don McLean – Starry, Starry Night
Don McLean – The River Of Love
Herman’s Hermits – Their Greatest Hits
The Hollies – Evolution
James Taylor – Mud Slide Slim
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Jim Croce – Bad, Bad Leroy Brown And Other Favorites
Joe Cocker – Across From Midnight
Joe Cocker – Super Hits
Johannes Liinstead – Sol Luna Tierra
Kansas – Two For The Show
Kansas – Drastic Measures
Lamya – Learning From Falling
Love – Forever Changes
Loverboy – VI
Loverboy – Get Lucky
The Moody Blues – Keys of the Kingdom
Regina Bell – Reachin’ Back
Ringo Starr & His All Star Band – Tour 2003
Ringo Starr – Bad Boy
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
Seals & Crofts – Greatest Hits
Styx – Styxworld Live 2001
Styx – Crystal Ball
Tomita – The Planets
Tomita – Greatest Hits
The Turtles – She’s My Girl
The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits
Vangelis – Portraits
Vangelis – Chariots of Fire
Various – Pure Moods III
Zhane – Pronounced Jan-Nay

Dumb Records In The Running For “Best Music Store”, “Best Twitter” on SJ-R Reader’s Choice Awards


Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Or… one of those times of year since The Illinois Times “Best Of Springfield” is held in the fall. Now it’s the “Reader’s Choice Awards” as put on by the State Journal Register. There are many many many categories for local businesses, people, bands, and even the non-local businesses. It’s impossible for us to keep up with them all. From what we gather however, Dumb Records is in the running for a few things this year – “Best Music Store” and “Best Local Twitter”?!? (We are not sure if we’ve ever been in the running for either of these categories, but we’ll take it!

BIG warning / disclaimer: do not ever EVER head over to our twitter page if you plan on taking anything seriously!!!

It turns out that Black Sheep is also in the running in the category of best live band venue!?!? (This makes sense if this is a recap of the past year of Springfield).

To go vote, head over to the State Journal-Register site right here. To vote for Black Sheep, the best venue is in the “entertainment category”, the best twitter is in the “fun” category, and “best music store” is in the “shopping” category. We also love all of our local business friends, so vote for everyone! Or whoever you want to!

WQNA FM Back On Air!


We are thrilled to announce this afternoon that our community radio station WQNA – 88.3 fm which hosts The Black Sheep Radio Show / The Dumb Records Radio Hour is back on air after nearly a month-long hiatus! A few dedicated volunteers to the station have been hard at work to make sure a new computers to power the station are up and running and also managed to get a damaged / frozen transmitter fixed. The station still isn’t coming in completely full power just yet – but it soon will. You can also stream the station (in full power) online at We have been told that the station schedule listed on the site is also getting updated today. Find an online article in the SJ-R about WQNA being back on air right here.

Yes, this means “The Dumb Records Radio Hour” will be back on air this upcoming Friday at our normal time of 4-6pm.

Sadface Killer: “Domino Line”


Happy Valentines Day from us over at Dumb Records. Today we are bringing you some new emo music – not exactly from right here in Springfield but it is featuring one member that goes to school here at UIS and also volunteers at Dumb Records so it counts as Springfield music by us. That is Sadface Killer‘s newest album Domino Line – 13 tracks which you can find streaming all on the player below. Nice. Head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album.

Sadface Killer played one of the final Black Sheep shows back in December with Park and Earthwitch. They don’t have any Springfield shows currently lined up.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Happy Wednesday! We are halfway through the week, and our store is still being constructed with shelves going up every which way every day it seems (wow)! There is also new inventory being entered onto the shelves every day. Tomorrow the store will also take on yet another hour of being open, with our hours of operation being 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. That’s six whole hours! Again, we are now located at 418 E Monroe Street downtown Springfield. Let’s take a look at the hours for the store for the next week and then look into what’s new:

Thursday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Bad Breeding – Divide
Bare – Things Change
Big Star – Big Star’s Third
Birthmark – How You Look When You’re Falling Down
Black Baron – Abject Skin
Broken Prayer – Misanthropocentric
DJTH – Dead Lover’s Twisted Heart

Used LPs
The Alan Parsons Project – The Best Of
Anne Murray – Snowbirds
Bernie Taupin – He Who Rides The Tiger
Billy Paul – Let ‘Em In
Billy Taylor – Impromptu
Bob Marley – Chances Are
The Box Tops – Super Hits
Cat Stevens – Teaser And The Firecat
Dave Mason – Let It Flow
Death Index – Death Index
The Disappeared – Bridges
Dolly Parton – Here You Come Again
Donna Summer – Greatest Hits Volume Two
First Platoon – Connected
Glen Campbell – The Glen Campbell Album
Glenn Yarbrough – It’s Gonna Be Fine
Goose Creek Symphony – Words of Earnest
Hank Snow – Country & Western Jambouree
Henri Mancini – Charade
Herbie Mann – At The Village Gate
Joe Sun – Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You
Johnny Horton – Greatest Hits
The Kings – Are Here
Living Marimbas – Tijuana Taxi
Lord Snow – Solitude
Mansions – My New Best Friends
Neil Diamond – Touching You Touching Me
Paul Anka – His Best
Paul Anka – Feelings
Peaches And Herb – Peaches And Herb
Percy Faith – The Theme From Romeo And Juliet
Ramshackle Glory / Ghost Mice – Shelter
Seals & Crofts – Collection
Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday
Starship – Knee Deep In The Hoopla
Steve Goodman – Words We Can Dance To
Summer Lovers – Original Soundtrack
The Tarney Spencer Band – Three’s A Crowd
Temple – The Conscience Of The King
Temptations – Temptations Live
Various – Golden Sounds of Country Music
Various – The Best of Louie, Louie
Zamfir – The Magic of Zamfir

12” Singles
Five – When The Lights Go Out
Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff / Crushed
Spark 950 and Timbo King – Nuff Ruffness

New CDs
Atlanta Rhythm Section – The Best of Atlanta Rhythm Section
The 5th Dimension – 36 All-Time Greatest Hits
The 5th Dimension – Master Hits
Blues Traveler – Bridge
Blues Traveler – Travelogue
The Beatles – 1962-1966
The Beatles – Anthology 2
David Lanz – Songs From An English Garden
David Lanz – East Of The Moon
The Doobie Brothers – Cycles
The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute
George Harrison – Living In The Material World
Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot – Gord’s Gold
The Handcuffs – Model For A Revolution
Herb Alpert – Passion Dance
Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream
The Hollies – The EP Collection
Inner Peace Music – Music For Yoga
James Taylor – Greatest Hits Volume 2
James Taylor – Flag
Jim Croce – The 50th Anniversary Collection
Kansas – Leftoverture
Kansas – Best of Kansas
Kazu Matsui – Bamboo
Kraftwerk – Expo Remix
Lifescapes – Calming Sea
Lifescapes – Celtic Bagpipes
Little River Band – 36 All-Time Greatest Hits
Loverboy – Wildside
Loverboy – Loverboy
The Mama’s And The Papa’s – The Singles
The Mama’s And The Papa’s – California Dreamin’
Mannheim Steamroller – Yellowstone
Mannheim Steamroller – 25 Year Celebration
The Moody Blues – Octave
The Moody Blues – To Our Children’s Children’s Children
Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Jackie Blue
Peter, Paul And Mary – 10 (Ten) Years Together
Peter, Paul And Mary – (Moving)
Ray Lynch – Best of Volume One
Ringo Starr – Ringo The 4th
Ringo Starr – VH1 Storytellers
Spiritus – Breath of Life
Steve Roach – Structures From Silence
Steve Roach – Early Man
Three Dog Night – The Best of 3 Dog Night
Three Dog Night – Captured Live At The Forum

Vintage Love Tour (Kicking Off Now) Today At Dumb Records


Happy Saturday! Today is a big day for us over at the new Dumb Records because it’s our first day being open all throughout the entire day! No, no grand opening yet. Today is the “Vintage Love Tour” organized by Springfield Vintage happening at various locations around town including our own store (or next door to our store at our venue space). Just show up to 418 E Monroe Street today and say “hi”! There are five vendors set up over here selling vintage items, maybe some clothes, some roller skates, some cacti shaped like little hearts. Wow!

The Vintage Love tour is going on from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will still have our record store open until 8:00 pm tonight (so we are open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm). Come on by and say hi! More info on the Vintage Love tour and other locations can be found on the facebook event right here.

Tours: Bottom Bracket


Springfield emo punk band Bottom Bracket have announced a run of dates to happen in the middle of this month. Check out those dates on the tour flier above or below:

2/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Murray Attic

2/16 – Detroit, MI – Old Yeller

2/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Witch House

2/18 – Chicago, IL – Downstairs at SubT

Bottom Bracket will be playing next here in Springfield on February 25th at The CFP. We’ll have a more official announcement for that show on this site at some point soon. Bottom Bracket has also been working on some new stuff in the studio which will hopefully be out there for you all to hear sooner than later.