Springfield’s Own Magazine: “A Dumb Move”

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We are thrilled to be once again featured in SJ-R related publication Springfield’s Own Magazine with the article “Dumb Move” in the March/April issue which just recently came out hot off the presses. The article was written by Adam Nicholson and talks with Dumb owner Brian Galecki on the big dumb move to our new downtown location and how everything has been going with that so far. From the article:

Commensurately, downtown might stand to benefit from Dumb Records’ distinctive brand of levity in the face of business — one literally glaring example of being the backlit, storefront-wide poster of a rubbery, wrinkled old man’s face that has been staring out at Monroe Street from the Dumb Records windows since January, before the store officially opened its doors.

“It was a last-minute thing,” Galecki says of the garish fascinator–his idea— “and I’m very happy. I wouldn’t have done it any way different, looking back on it. It was perfect. And it’s still there. We’re having fun with it. We’re having fun with the announcement of us moving. And it’s also the way we ran our business in Southtown. Dumb Records: we kind of live up to the name a lot of the time. We’re not afraid to do things that other businesses would look at and call dumb. Like Free Record Day, just what it sounds like, or blowing up a 15-foot orange ball in front of the store. All sorts of goofy stuff. Doing that face and everything, it was just like taking that with us. I’ve been told that maybe this is the more grown-up version of Black Sheep and Dumb Records in some ways, but at the same time, we want to show that we’re not afraid to still be fun and do ridiculous stuff.”

You can find copies of Springfield’s Own Magazine for the full article for sale at Barnes And Noble, Quik N Eazy, or HyVee.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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Now that our new downtown store is “officially” open, expect us to be adding new records to the shelves every single day from here on out like never before! We are open at 418 E Monroe Street – right now from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and then on Thursday we will be taking on our permanent hours of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Don’t forget that we will be participating in the parade on Saturday as well at noon, and our store will be open that day at 9:00 am! Let’s take a look at all of these hours and then (some of) those new arrivals:

Tuesday (today): 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday (parade): 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Ama Dots – Ama-Dots
Amber – Lovesaken
Big Crux – Ponchito
Lenka – Shadows
Mane – Alpha Female
M.O.T.O. – Pack Your Troubles In Dreams
Perverts Again – Friday Night Light
Raekwon – The Vatican Mixtape Volume 3
RazorXFade – RazorXFade
The Rentiers – Here Is A List of Things That Exist

Used LPs
Adam Ant – Strip
Al Hirt – Al Hirt Now!
Bee Gees – Two Years On
Eddie Fisher – Young And Foolish
Fortune – Fortune
Gary U.S. Bonds – Dedication
Impalers – Impalers
The J. Geils Band – Sanctuary
Jimmy Dean – Is Here!
John Elliott – Organ Rhythms
John Fogerty – Centerfield
John Stewart – Live: The Phoenix Concerts
Leon Redbone – Champagne Charlie
Lou Rawls – Unmistakably Lou
Major Lance – The Monkey Time
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime
Obituary – Inked In Blood
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Hard ’N’ Heavy
Perry Como – The Songs I Love
Poco – Pickin’ Up The Pieces
Roberta Flack – Roberta Flack
The Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd
Raydio – Raydio
Redbone – Message From A Drum
Robert Palmer – Riptide
Ruff N’ Ready – Ready For The World
Rush – Signals
Skinless – Only The Ruthless Remain
Tim Weisberg – Hurtwood Edge
Tim Weisberg – Tim Weisberg
Wishbone Ash – Locked In

12” Singles
Carl Thomas – Emotional
Coco Lee – Do You Want My Love
DJ Quik – Do I Love Her?
E-40 – Hope I Don’t Go Back
E-40/Nate Dogg – Nah, Nah
Hangmen 3 – Holla Back / Rap Star
Raphael Saadiq – Be Here

New CDs
10,000 Maniacs – Our Time In Eden
Albert King – The Very Best Of
Alicia Keys – Songs In A Minor
Alicia Keys – The Diary of Alicia Keys
B.B. King – Why I Sing The Blues
B.B. King – Blues On The Bayou
Creedence Clearwater Revival – At The Movies
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Recollection
Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN
Crosby – Nash – Another Stoney Evening
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – So Far
Dr. John – The Very Best of Dr. John
Elmore James – The Very Best Of
Elton John – Here And There
Elton John – Made In England
Jimmy Buffett – Fruitcakes
Jimmy Buffett – License To Chill
James Taylor – Dad Loves His Work
Joe Mac And Eman – One Too Many
John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp
John Fogerty – Premonition
John Mayall – London Blues 1964-1969
John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers
John Waite – When You Were Mine
Lena Horne – Stormy Weather
Lena Horne – Love Is The Thing
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Lightnin’ And The Blues
Lightnin’ Slim – The Best Of
Lonnie Johnson – Steppin’ On The Blues
Mary J. Blige – No More Drama
Mary J. Blige – My Life
Michael Hill Blues Mob – Suit: Larger Than Life
Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust
Moby 18 – B Sides + DVD
The Monkees – Daydream Believer And Other Hits
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails – Broken
NOFX – Heavy Petting Zoo
NOFX – Pump Up The Valuum
Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder of Giants
Patti La Belle – Live! One Night Only
Patti La Belle – The Millenium Collection
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Eternal And Lowdown
Roomful of Blues – Watch You When You Go
Scott Henderson – Tore Down House
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – The Best Of
Slim Harpo – The Best Of
U2 – War
U2 – Zooropa
Various – 1969 Jukebox Hits
Various – Music From The Wonder Years
Weston – The Massed Albert Sounds
Whitney Houston – Just Whitney
Willa Ford – Willa Was Here