New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

It’s another week at our record store, and we are once again recovering from a very busy “Record Store Day” weekend. Apparently we’ve got to do a few more of these yet before the year is over still… one in October and a Black Friday Record Store Day in November. We are trying to get the shelves stocked back up into this week with fresh new and used LPs, 12″ singles, CDs, cassettes, and more. We had plenty of the new Attic Salt record and then sold out right away… hoping to get more back in stock at some point today. Don’t forget we also have our big “Virtual Cash Mob” coming up a week from Thursday on October 8th! Even with no shows, there still is a lot going on! Okay, now let’s look at what’s new:

New LPs
Abest – Asylum
The Avett Brothers – The Gleam III
Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go
Blondie –  Parallel Lines
Bob Mould – Blue Hearts
Kataklysm – Unconquered
LMI – Excess Subconscious
The Messthetics – Anthropocosmic Nest
Praise – Leave It All Behind
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – …What That Is!
Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
Tegan And Sara – Tonight In The Dark We’re Seeing Colors
100 Demons – 100 Demons

Used LPs
ABBA – Super Trouper
Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova
Anne Murray – Christmas
Aretha Franklin – Today I Sing The Blues
Billy Satellite – Billy Satellite
Bobby Bar – Folsom Prison Blues
Brothers Four – Beatles Songbook
Burl Ives – It’s Just My Funny Way of Laughin’
Conway Twitty – A Night With Conway Twitty
Corey Hart – Boy In The Box
Diana Ross – To Love Again
Diana Ross / Marvin Gaye – Diana & Marvin
Don Ho – Greatest Hits
Don Williams – Greatest Hits
Eric Burdon – The Animals Greatest Hits
Exotic Guitars – I Can’t Stop Loving You
Frank Sinatra – Swingin’ Session!
Frank Zappa – You Are What You Is
Gap Mangione – Gap Mangione!
Gentle Giant – Live: Playing The Fool
Grateful Dead – Terrapin Station
It’s A Beautiful Day – Choice Quality Stuff / Anytime
The J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame
Joe Cocker – I Can Stand A Little Rain
Johnny Mathis – Johnny’s Mood
Johnny Rivers – Borrowed Time
Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King
Kitaro – Silk Road
Kool & The Gang – Celebrate!
Manhattans – Crazy
Marty Robbins – Just A Little Sentimental
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Dirty, Silver & Gold
Peter Gabriel – Waiting For The Big One
The Producers – The Producers
Quincy Jones – Roots
Rare Earth – Get Ready
The Ray Brown Trio – Soular Energy
The Rockets – No Ballads
Roy Hamilton – With All My Love
The Side Effects – The Side Effects
Spooky Tooth – Witness
Steeleye Span – The Steeleye Span Story
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Texas Flood
Tony Bennett – In Person!
Tony Orlando & Dawn – Skybird
U2 – October
Various – Jazz Gala Concert
Wynton Marsalis – Wynton Marsalis

12” Singles
Information Society – How Long
Jodeci – Freek’n You
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
Tia – Boy Toy
The Time – Jerk Out

New / Used CDs
Alison Krauss – I’ve Got That Old Feeling
Beth Nielsen Chapman – You Hold The Key
Billie Holiday – Greatest Hits
Chely – Never Love You Enough
Dave Koz – The Dance
Diana Krall – The Girl In The Other Room
Diamond Rio – Four
Diamond Rio – One More Day
Dion – The Very Best of Dion
Dr. Dolittle 2 – Original Soundtrack
Echo And The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
Echo And The Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
Emmylou Harris – Brand New Dance
Emmylou Harris – Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town
Girls Against Boys – Cruise Yourself
John Michael Montgomery – John Michael Montgomery
Mahalia Jackson – The Best of Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson – My Home Over There
Mozart – Your Favorite Mozart
Obie Trice – Cheers
Panorama – Modest Mussorgsky
Pennywise – Pennywise
P.O.D. – Brown
Pat Green – Cary On
The Psychedelic Furs – Should God Forget: A Retrospective
The Presidents of the United States II
Rachmaninoff – Greatest Hits
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
R.E.M. – Murmur
R.E.M. – Green
Rob McConnell – Even Canadians Get The Blues
Rossini – The Barber of Seville
Russell Malone – Look Who’s Here
RUN-D.M.C. – King of Rock
Simon And Garfunkel – Collected Works
Snoop Dogg – The Last Meal
Snoop Dogg – Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$
The Source Presents – Hip Hop Hits Volume 3
Terri Clark – How I Feel
Toby Keith – Unleased
Trick Daddy – Book of Thugs
Vince Gill – Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever

Downtown Pinball Tournament Round 3: RECAP

Things are really narrowing down to a few remaining businesses for our big Downtown Springfield Pinball Tournament! Yesterday marked the last day for ROUND 3, so here we are today bringing you a RECAP of those scores! Here are the final scores for ROUND 3:

CUSTOM CUP = 1,040,330
MAYOR JIMMY LANGADANG = 1,793,010
PRAIRIE ARCHIVES = 4,907,790 (WINNER)

THE PHARMACY = 2,287,110
ARLINGTON’S = 1,287,650

PUBLIC MARKET = 1,112,780
OLD STATE CAPITOL = 2,417,180

CRAFT BEER BAR = 2,865,440
REVERIE APPAREL = 798,340

Now for ROUND 4, we have FOUR remaining competitors including Prairie Archives, The Pharmacy, Old State Capitol, and Craft Beer Bar. This round features the game Asteroids (1979) which is not a pinball- the round goes from now (September 28th) until Saturday, October 3rd. Keep following our facebook page for daily updates on this round.

We have some big things planned for the final round, which will be broadcasted live right after our Virtual Cash Mob at noon on Thursday, October 8th.

Deezy Da Paperboy feat. Alexa Redd: “No Justice”

New song and video from Deezy Da Paperboy alert! Deezy is a Lincoln, Illinois-based hip hop artist who has been very active for the past few years. A couple of days ago he dropped a new song and video for “No Justice” also featuring Alexa Redd, which you can check out on the player embedded below. From the youtube page:

“No Justice” – By Deezy Da Paperboy (feat. Alexa Redd) is a Song about societal inequality, systemic racism, human rights activism and peaceful protest, to help bring about much needed cultural change. its crazy to me, because we recorded this song roughly 2 years ago, and the Relevance today is still just as Pure as when it was inspired, I fight everyday for Equal Justice through out all Race, tax brackets, and cultures, when there is #NoJustice There will be #NoPeace – Deezy Da Paperboy

Also check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other local music videos shot over the years.

Attic Salt: “Get Wise”

Springfield pop punk / indie band Attic Salt have officially released their second full length album, Get Wise, out on Jump Start Records. You can check out the album embedded on the player below, or head on over to the Jump Start bandcamp page where you can purchse the download or order the physical album directly from them.

The album is available on vinyl on black or a very nice looking blue transparent. Believe it or not we thought we were stocked full of these records on Friday the day it was released, and then we ran out right away. The plan is for us to get it re-stocked at some point soon this coming week!

Today at Dumb Records: “Record Store Day 2020 Drop Date 2”

It’s been a long time since we’ve made any “today” or “tonight” at Dumb Records posts. Last month, the first Record Store Day “drop date” was a success and we were able to stick to our own guidelines of masks and limiting the number of people in the store, so we are ready for another one of these today. Today is the second of the three drop dates, which are happening at the end of August, September, and October. For these days we are getting in a number of exclusive Record Store Day releases. We listed out some of them on this post, and you can find some pictured above. Once again we have a more limited amount of these exclusives compared to normal Record Store Days we have participated in in the past.

In addition to those exclusive releases, we plan on putting out some more new and used records onto the shelves for today.

Our store is open today a little bit earlier than normal – we open at 10:00 am and are open until 7:00 pm. Masks are required and we are limiting the number of people in the store to 10.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “Storment Drome,” “Steps,” “Pursuant”

Happy new local music Friday everyone! It’s just been a lot of pinball lately, not a whole lot going on here in terms of new local music. Let’s get back to it! Recently, local sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell dropped three new releases in the forms of albums and songs up online. We have ALL three embedded on players below!

Storment Drome is on the bottom and is two tracks over 7 minutes long. These are “raw drone synth noise field recording weird.” Steps is in the middle, includes five new tracks. Then at the top Pursuant is one track over 8 minutes – “Studio jam on microKORG and Electro-Faustus Drone Thing Mostly in 18/4 time….”

Check all of that out on the player below, or head on over to the Timothy Donavan Russell bandcamp page for more music!

October 8th at Noon: Dumb Records Virtual Cash Mob, Pinball Tournament *FINAL ROUND*, *NEW GAME REVEAL* (All Live)

Are you ready for us to dump a ton of stuff happening all at once on you right now??? Get ready…

On Thursday, October 8th, at NOON, on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page:

We are participating in a “VIRTUAL CASH MOB.” What is this? What does this mean? It means we are going to be selling a bunch of stuff exclusively through an online store at this time along with a live video showing you these items. There are going to be some really really good deals, so you are going to have to be logged in watching the live video to act quick! This live video will be shown on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page. We will have the link up to an online shop where each item will be for sale as well. For this you can expect good deals on new and used records, turntables and speakers, exclusive t-shirts and merch items, and more surprises along the way!! Expect the cash mob to go for 30 minutes from 12:00 to 12:30 pm. It will also be hosted by Momentum on Main Street member Kristina Barbee. For other examples of Cash Mobs other downtown businesses have been doing, check out the Downtown Springfield Inc facebook page! We will be posting more hints on our facebook page of items we are going to be selling on the virtual cash mob leading up to the event.

The OTHER big thing that is going to be happening LIVE, IMMEDIATELY after we are done with our cash mob also on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page on the same live video is THE FINAL ROUND OF OUR PINBALL TOURNAMENT. By this time the tournament will be down to TWO competing businesses. The game they will be playing, *live* is going to be Blackout (1980). This is a fast moving game, and the winner of the tournament will be the best two out of three of that game. This will be intense. The winner will get a trophy and a gold key to our our arcade, and a champion t-shirt.

THEN, last but not least the WINNER of our tournament will be pulling back the curtain on a NEW GAME that we WILL HAVE in our ARCADE!!!! LIVE!!!!!

That’s it for now. Be sure to follow the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page and tune in on that day and time for all of the fun.

News Channel 20: “Dumb Records Hosts Pinball Tournament”

You are probably all sick of hearing about this pinball tournament from us by now. Well, it’s still going on, and will be until October 8th. Things are getting more intense, and now even News Channel 20 has caught on to our madness and has decided to cover the story. We appeared on the nightly news this past Sunday night. The article along with video clip online “Dumb Records Hosts Pinball Tournament” can be found online right here. From the article:

“It’s been a blast, it really had. It’s been a great way to just build community. We already have a great community downtown but it’s been a way to further that community,” said Tyler Smith, with the Public Market.

Brian Galecki, co-owner of Dumb Records says it’s a great way to have fun.

As you can see in the video, Dumb Records owner Brian Galecki’s mask has fallen down past his nose. Dumb Records the corporation acknowledges that this is not the appropriate wear to wear a facemask during this pandemic, and proper precautions are being made to notify owner Brian Galecki making sure this will never happen again.

Continue following us on facebook or log on to our underground pinball forum for more updates on the tournament.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

It’s another week. Yes, that is right we do more than pinball here – we are in fact, a record store that sells records sometimes. And this week we have plenty of good and juicy new and used LPs, CDs, 12″ singles, cassettes, and more hitting the shelves. We are giving you a list that is just a taste of some of it this week. And we are still open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm here at 418 E Monroe downtown. Check out our online discogs store. Okay, let’s jump into what’s new:

New LPs
Bikini Kill – Pussy Whipped
Bikini Kill – Revolution Girl Style Now
Clear Channel – Hell
Converge – Unloved and Weeded Out
Escuela Grind – Indoctrination
Fireburn – Don’t Stop The Youth
Foundation – Turncoat
Fugazi – 7 Songs
I AM – Hard 2 Kill
Joyce Manor – Songs from the Northern Torrace
Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II
Neko Case – Furnace Room Lullaby
The Pineapple Thief – Versions of the Truth
Tenement – Bruised Music Vol. 2
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Xibalba – Anos En Infierno

Used LPs
Alice Cooper – Goes To Hell
Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts
Black Sabbath – Vol. 4
Blue Cheer – Outside Inside
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
Diana Ross – Diana
Duke Ellington – Ellington Uptown
Electric Light Orchestra – Olé ELO
Engelbert Humperdinck – His Greatest Hits
Gary Moore – After The War
George Harrison – Cloud Nine
Isaac Hayes – Joy
James Taylor – One Man Dog
Jimmy Smith – Plays Fats Waller
Johnny Griffith – Together, Togetherness
The Kingston Trio – Time To Think
The Kinks – Arthur Or The Decline And Fall of the British Empire
Klymaxx – Klymaxx
Lynn Anderson – It Makes You Happy
Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace
Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street
Queen – Hot Space
Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story
Sawbuck – Sawbuck
Scorpions – The Best of Scorpions
Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert in Central Park
Stan Getz – The Melodic Stan Getz
Stanley Turrentine – Sugar
Styx – Best of Styx
Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night
Tranquility – Tranquility
Ultimate Spinach – Ultimate Spinach
U2 – Joshua Tree
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
Various – The Giants of Jazz
The Ventures – Beach Party
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
William Jackson – Heart Music
Wings – London Town
Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart – The World’s Greatest Jazzband
Yes – Yesterdays

New / Used CDs
Ali – Original Soundtrack
Alison Krauss – Now That I’ve Found You
America – View from on the Ground
Anthony Papa – Choo Choo Records Volume 1
Billie Holiday – Love Songs
Chris LeDoux – Whacha Gonna Do With A Cowboy
Dion – Drip Drop: His Greatest Hits
Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
Everlast – Whitey Ford Sings The Blues
Go Go’s – Greatest Hits
Go Go’s – Beauty And The Beat
Guster – Lost And Gone Forever
Hüsker Dü – Land Speed Record
Hüsker Dü – Candy Apple Grey
Incubus – When Incubus Attacks Vol. 1
Incubus – A Crow Left on the Murder
Itzhak Perlman – Greatest Hits Volume 2
Itzhak Perlman – Bits and Pieces
Jason Moran – Black Stars
Jan & Dean – All-Time Greatest Hits
Jeff Carson – Real Life
John Michael Montgomery – Brand New Me
Keith Sweat – Keep It Comin’
Koko Taylor – Force of Nature
Liz Phair – Exile in Guyvile
Liz Phair – Whitechocolatespaceegg
Mickey Gilley – Hits, Honky Tonks and More
Mindy McCready – Mindy McCready
P. Diddy – We Invented The Remix
Pat Metheny – One Quiet Night
Patty Loveless – Up Against My Heart
Pat Green – Wave on Wave
P.O.D. – The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & The Lash
The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Psychedelic Furs – Mirror Mirror
Puddle of Mudd – Life on Display
Ramsey Lewis – Priceless Jazz
R.E.M. – Out of Time
The Replacements – All Shook Down
The Replacements – Pleased To Meet Me
Sara Evans – No Place That Far
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Mack Daddy
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come
Steady Flow – Straight Outta “P”
Terri Clark – Terri Clark
Terri Clark – Just The Same
Various – Bad Boys: 10th Anniversary
Vince Gill – When I Call Your Name
Vince Gill – The Things That Matter
WAR – Groves & Messages
Yo-Yo Ma – Simply Baroque
Yo-Yo Ma – Simply Baroque II

Downtown Springfield Pinball Tournament Round 2: RECAP

These sure are exciting times downtown. We are now right in the middle of our big downtown Springfield pinball tournament and there continue to be many twists and turns! Saturday was the last day of Round 2. Right at the buzzer, Tyler Smith representing Public Market downtown came through with the highest score for the whole round on No Good Gofers with 18,644,600. News Channel 20 rushed in to interview him right away (pictured above). Here is a complete recap on all of the scores for round 2:

ROUND 2: NO GOOD GOFERS (SEPT 10-19TH)

CUSTOM CUP = 8,588,630
BUZZ BOMB = 6,560,210

SPRINGFIELD VINTAGE = 10,989,410
MAYOR LANGFELDER = 11,826,380

KRISTI MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY = _
PRAIRIE ARCHIVES = 13,705,500

DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD = _
THE PHARMACY = 11,870,540

GOOD HEART TATTOOS = 4,226,760
GALLINA’S PIZZA = _
ARLINGTON’S = 11,581,250

PUBLIC MARKET = 18,644,600
USPS = 16,877,700

THE SAA COLLECTIVE = 8,533,690
LONG NINE = _
OLD STATE CAPITOL = 14,544,100

HEAD WEST = _
CRAFT BEER BAR = 18,591,431

ANVIL & FORGE = 13,234,580
REVERIE APPAREL = 14,31,040
RESOURCE ONE = 7,343,370

Great job, all of the participating businesses. Things are getting more competitive and more intense as we get further into this tournament. Now we are going into the third round, which features the game “PIN•BOT” and goes until this upcoming Sunday, September 27th. There are nine competitors left including eight local businesses and one mayor. Here are the brackets for the current round:

CUSTOM CUP = _
MAYOR JIM LANGFELDER = _
PRAIRIE ARCHIVES = _

THE PHARMACY = _
ALRINGTON’S = _

PUBLIC MARKET = _
OLD STATE CAPITOL = _

CRAFT BEER BAR = _
REVERIE APPAREL = _

Good luck everybody! Continue following our facebook page for more updates.