We finally feel that it is time… to announce… our next contest to happen at the arcade!! It’s been a while since we have done anything like this due to us being cautious in re-opening things fully. We feel that for the month of April it’s time to hold another contest to see who can get the highest score on a certain game, and for this month it is going to be: FISH TALES PINBALL.
This contest is open to everyone, and you can try as many times as you would like to get a Fish Tales high score. Normal arcade entry rules apply: entry is $5 or free with purchase of $10 or more in our store. We are limiting arcade occupancy to 6 persons right now.
Throughout the month, the first place highest score will receive: $100 in downtown gift certificates to locations including Good Heart Tattoo, The Elf Shelf, and La Piazza. Second place prize will receive a lava lamp. Third place price will receive a free Dumb Records t-shirt.
You better get practicing! The contest will be throughout the month of April, ending at the end of the 30th, but we will accept score entries starting today. If you are looking for some Fish Tale tricks and trips, you better check out our underground pinball discussion forum! Good luck!
It’s another week here at our record store! It’s been busy as ever. Yesterday was actually the first day we had to take a break from putting out records in a long time. But don’t worry, there’s been plenty that has gone out this week. We are over here at 418 E Monroe Street in downtown Springfield, still with the big dumb giant green elephant outside. Our store is open from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm every day. Shop with us online at shopdumbrecords.com. Play our arcade games. Join our discussion forum. Okay, let’s take a look at some of what’s new!
New LPs Aaron Lee Tasjan – Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! Agnostic Front – Get Loud! The Antlers – Green To Gold Beirut – Gallipoli Black Pumas – Black Pumas The Cowboys – Room of Clons Ennio Morricone – Exorcist II: The Heretic Fall Out Boy – Believers Never Die Volume Two Here Lies Man – Ritual Divination Fleetwood Mac – The Best of Peter Green’s Freak Genes – Power Station Jupiter Styles – Ultra St. Opera Neil Young – Young Shakespeare The Runaways – The Runaways SG Lewis – Times Smarts – Who Needs Smarts, Anyway? The Toms – The 1979 Sessions Trauma Harness – Tried My Hardest Wilco – Wilco (The Album) Wild Pink – A Billion Little Lights
Used LPs Alberta Hunter – Classic Alberta Hunter Andres Segovia – Five Pieces From Platero And I Anne Murray – Sings For The Sesame Street Generation The Auto-Towners – Let’s Here It Barbara Mandrell – The Midnight Oil Barry Harris – At The Jazz Workshop Billy Boy Arnold – Blow The Back Off It The Blues Project – Projections Bob Hope – Holidays Brenda Lee – The Best of Brenda Lee The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man / Turn Turn Turn Celi Bee – Fly Me On The Wings of Love Conway Twitty – Greatest Hits Cowboy Copas – Songs That Made Him Famous Culture Club – Waking Up With The House On Fire The Elvin Bishop Band – Rock My Soul Dan Hartman – Instant Replay Denise LaSalle – Right Place Right Time Dionne Warwick – Go With Love Dorothy Donegan – The Explosive Earl Thomas Conley – Fire & Smoke George Carlin – Indecent Exposure George Jones – The Great George Jones George Strait – Greatest Hits Volume Two Gentle Persuasion – Gentle Persuasion The Hartsmen – Encore! High Dive – High Dive Janie Fricke – The Very Best Of Johnny Horton & Sonny James – Favorites Jon Lucien – Premonition Julie Andrews – Christmas With Julie Andrews Kim Carnes – Romance Dance King Crimson – Islands Laura Branigan – Branigan Lee Greenwood – Somebody’s Gonna Love You Leo Sayer – Leo Sayer The Lettermen – Hurt So Bad The Lettermen – Love Is… The Marshall Tucker Band – Together Forever Mark-Almond – 73 Marty Robbins – All-Time Greatest Hits Michel Legrand – The Young Girls of Rochefort The Nighthawks – The Nighthawks Ohio Players – Pleasure PRI Records – Jammin’ Ray Stevens – The Feeling’s Not Right Again Ric Ocasek – Beatitude Roger Miller – Making A Name For Myself Ronnie Dove – Cry Ronnie Spector – Siren Sammy Davis Jr. – As Long As She Needs Me Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time Slim Boyd – Hits Made Famous By Hank Williams The Speedboys – Look What Love’s Done To Me Now Spider – Between The Lines Status Quo – Live Teddy Pendergrass – Love Language Ted Nugent – Survival Of The Fittest Tiny Hill – The Uncollected Vol. 2 1944 Todd Rundgren – The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect Tom T. Hall – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Tony Bennett – Love Story Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece Various – Old King Gold Volume 1 Various – Country Boys & Country Girls Various – Country Chartbusters Various – An Hour of Tops In Pops Various – New Wave Surf Party! Various – Phil Spector’s Greatest Hits Various – The Touch of Country Love Warren Zevon – The Envoy WCFL – The Sound of Beautiful Music Woody Herman – Golden Favorites Woody Herman – Greatest Hits
12” Singles Big Noyd – Come Thru El Debarge – Somebody Loves You Mariah Carey – Boy (I Need You) Mykill Miers – Raw Shit Romantics – Mystified Sfootaz – The Heist II SK – Single Black Female Skillz – Crew Deep Snoop Dogg – G Bedtime Stories West Coast Bad Boyz – R.I.P. Tupac
There’s a lot. We got a lot. We are getting a lot. There is a lot going on. A lot of records. New and used. All of the time, and our store. Wow. Seriously you guys, we are getting so many records all of the time and it is so busy over here any more. Woof! Our store is here downtown at 418 E Monroe Street and we are open every day from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and we open up on Saturdays at 10:00 am. We are still open online too – you can go to shopdumbrecords.com for a nice old fun time online. Our arcade is open too! Okay let’s dive into what’s new:
New LPs Adele – 25 Arcade Fire – Reflektor B.B. King – Going Home B.B. King – Easy Listening Blues Beta Boys – Late Night Acts Bob Marley – The Best of Bob Marley The Cowboys – The Bottom Of A Rotten Flower Chris Cornell – No One Sings Like You Anymore Cigarettes After Sex – Cry Cradle – The History The Crystals – Uptown Daisy Chain – Straight Or Lame Dame – Dame Eric Church – Chief The Explorers Club – Rarities Volume 1 Fall Out Boy – Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die Fleet Foxes – Shore GAZM – Heavy Vibe Music Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun Green Day – International Super Hits! Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown Johnny Cash – American II: Unchained Johnny Cash – The Sound of Johnny Cash Kaleidoscope – Volume 3 The Landlords – House Party Megadeth – The World Needs A Hero The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – While We’re At It Miles Davis – Miles Davis’ Greatest Hits Muro – Pacificar Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch Parliament – Chocolate City Parliament – Osmium Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn Protruders – Poison Future Rage Against The Machine – Renegades Radiohead – OK Computer Ringo Starr – Zoom In Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova Steve Earle & The Dukes – J.T. Sweeping Promises – Hunger For A Way Out Tigers Jaw – I Won’t Care How You Remember Me Various – Punk N’ Bleach: A Tribute To Nirvana The Zombies – Greatest Hits
Used LPs Above The Law – Time Will Reveal Alvin Lee – Detroit Diesel The Bell System – Good Friends Are For Keeps Billy May And His Orchestra – Jimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi Billy Squier – Emotions In Motion Bobby Sherman – Portrait Of Bobby Brook Benton – Born To Sing The Blues The Byrds – Greatest Hits Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles – Live! Cynthia Clawson – You’re Welcome Here Dave And Sugar – Greatest Hits Dick Curless – End Of The Road Dottie West – A Legend In My Time Earl Hines – At The Crescendo Vol. II Eddie Harris – E.H. In The U.K. Elmer Fudpucker – At The Nudist Colony Engelbert Humperdinck – We Made It Happen Foghat – Boogie Motel Foghat – Tight Shoes Frank Sinatra – In The Beginning 1943 to 1951 George Strait – Greatest Hits Glen Gray – The Uncollected Glen Gray 1939-40 Harry Chapin – Greatest Stories Live Head East – Get Yourself Up Head East – U.S. 1 The Hollies – What Goes Around… The Hollies – Clarke, Hicks, Sylvester, Calvert, Elliott The Hollies – A Crazy Steal Jim Croce – The Faces I’ve Been John Handy – Carnival Kenny Rogers & Dottie West – Every Time Two Fools Collide K-Tel Records – Country Super Stars Lawrence Welk – Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Louis Bellson And Explosion – Note Smoking Loverboy – Loverboy Michael Franks – The Art of Tea Moose And The Mudbugs – Milk Crate Takeover The Monks of Western Priory – Locusts And Wild Honey Ohio Players – Honey Ohio Players – Angel Pearl Bailey – The Real Pearl Pearl Bailey – More Songs For Adults Only Peter Brown – A Fantasy Love Affair Quicksilver – Anthology REO Speedwagon – Good Trouble REO Speedwagon – Wheels Are Turnin’ Sarah Vaughan – Pop Artistry Shogun – 31 Days Slim Goodbody – Healthy Is Wealthy Various – The Best From Buddha Various – The Happy Days of Rock N’ Roll Various – The Original Artists Of Rock & Roll Various – The Most Volume 4 Various – The World of Private Music Various – A Christmas Album Various – Windham Hill Piano Sampler The Ventures – The Ventures’ Christmas Album World of Strings – Million Sellers From Hollywood
12” Singles All Natural – Currency Exchange / Young Girl Lost Curtis Mayfield And Ice-T – Superfly 1990 Dilated Peoples – The Platform MC Chi-Guy – Bottomgottom Method Man – What’s Happenin’ / The Motto Snoop Dogg – Those Gurlz Wu Tang Clan – Pinky Ring
Local band Local Drags have a new hit music video come out for one of their new hit songs, which is on their new hit record, Keep Me Glued, which is available at Springfield’s very own hit record store Dumb Records on vinyl. This video premiered about a month ago now on punknews.org, so the project has officially made the big times. You can also stream the video embedded below.
Keep Me Glued is the band’s second album which was released on Stardumb Records. You can stream the entire album online right here. Also check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other local music videos shot over the years.
Okay, more local music! Do y’all like to rock? Well we are pretty sure Robot Army from Taylorville does, and they are here with a brand new 2021 EP featuring 5 new tracks of their metal / punk / rock music. As far as we can tell, this release is streaming on spotify online right here and also on youtube music right here! Oh, and even another site right here! None of those we could find to embed into our website post though, sorry.
We do not have physical copies of this EP in the store at Dumb Records (sorry if the picture is misleading)! We are adding this one to our list of 2021 local releases on our Springfield album archive page!
Happy Tuesday! We have been dumping out records (new and used) onto the shelves at Dumb Records at a dangerous rate. So dangerous lately in fact, that we need help obtaining new collections of new records. Do you know of anybody looking to sell their collection?? Send them our way, because we are always buying used collections of records!! This week we’ve got a lot of stuff. These are all records (no CDs this time, sorry). Our store is open currently every day from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm downtown, and we open early at 10:00 am on Saturdays. Here is that list of what’s new:
New LPs Aretha Franklin – Songs of Faith Bad Example – Bad Music Beastie Boys – The In Sound From Way Out The Beatles – Help! Boygenius – Boygenius Charles Bradley – Black Velvet The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Outtakes Fleetwood Mac – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold The Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead Jimmy Eat World – Inverted Jimmy Eat World – Stay On My Side Tonight John Coltrane – Blue Train John Lee Hooker – John Lee Hooker Kishi Bashi – Omoiyari Lady Gaga – Joanne Local Drags – Keep Me Glued Metallica – 5.98 EP Moses Sumney – Aromanticism Morrissey – This Is Morrisey Motorhead + Lemmy – Live To Win My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand New Order – Technique Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence No Doubt – No Doubt Radioactivity – Radioactivity Radiohead – Hail To The Thief Rob Zombie – The Lunar Injection… Roosevelt – Polydans Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds Santana – Soul Sacrifice Spelljammer – Abyssal Trip Turnover – Magnolia Twentyone Pilots – Blurryface Wire – Chairs Missing
Used LPs Amy Grant – In Concert Volume II Andy Williams – Happy Heart The Atkins String Company – The Night Atlanta Burned Benny Goodman – Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol. 1 Billy Campbell – Make The World Go Away Bobby Enriquez – Live In Tokyo Bobby Gordon – The Lamp Is Low Bobby Sherman – With Love, Bobby Bobby Vee – The New Sound From England Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Cheap Trick – Next Position Please Cheap Trick – Standing On The Edge Cheap Trick – One On One Count Basie – Sixteen Men Swinging The Cryin’ Shames – A Scratch In The Sky David Bowie – Never Let Me Down Dick Curless – Tombstone Every Mile Dionne Warwick – No Night So Long Duke Ellington – The Best Of Fleetwood Mac – Behind The Mask Focus – Moving Waves Gary Morris – Why Lady Why The Gator – Amateur Cartography George Jones And Tammy Wynette – Golden Ring Hank Williams – Hank Williams Herb Alpert – Beyond Horst Jankowski – More Genius of Jankowski The J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame Jerry Jeff Walker – A Man Must Carry On Jethro Tull – Under Wraps Jethro Tull – Stormwatch Jethro Tull – Crest of a Knave Kansas – Song For America Kathy Troccoli – Stubborn Love Kim Carnes – Barking At Airplanes The Kinks – Come Dancing With The Kinks Leon Russell – Hank Wilson’s Back Vol. 1 Lou Rawls – When You Hear Lou, You’ve Heard It All The Manhattan Transfer – Pastiche Mason Proffitt – Come And Gone Martin Denny – Exotica Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Greatest Hits The Music Improvisation Company – The Music Improvisation Company Neil Diamond – His 12 Greatest Hits Null – Sleepwalking Days The Partridge Family – The Partridge Family Album The Partridge Family – Sound Magazine Peter Finger – Acoustic Rock Guitar Rainbow – Bent Out Of Shape Ray Conniff – Jean Roger Miller – Roger Miller Same Cooke – Also Starring Charlie Francis Stan Kenton – The Comprehensive Kenton Tom T. Hall – I Wrote A Song About It The Trammps – Disco Inferno Various – Country Christmas Favorites Various – A Mowtown Christmas Various – Roots 5th Anniversary Album Xavier Cugat – Latin For Lovers
12” Singles Cher – Hell On Wheels Ghostface Killah – Never Be The Same Again N.O.R.E. – Live My Life Outerlimitz – Packaged In Plastic Ramming Speed – When You Walk In The Room Tumchee – Live In Stereo
In case you were not already aware by see in the cover of this month’s Activator Magazine (found all over town) – local singer / songwriter Arlin Peebles has a brand new 5-song EP out. And it’s real nice. Arlin’s newest release is called Someone Else’s Dream and it was recorded down in Carbondale during this pandemic. You can stream some of that on the youtube player embedded below. Also head over to Arlin’s bandcamp page to find more of his music. From Arlin’s blog:
My new EP “Someone Else’s Dream” is entering its final phase and I hope to have it released by the end of the year. It’s been over a year in the making with lots of help from my friend Kevin Ohlau. It was a really fun process to make this record. I recorded the guitar and vocal parts at home and then took my mobile recording rig down to Carbondale to have Kevin fill in the cracks. He added piano, bass, organ, sax, backing vocals, drums and whatever else we could find laying around his studio. It really pays to have your best friend be a talented multi-instrumentalist. We did this all in January and February before the virus hit and I’ve been mixing and mastering at home ever since. There were a couple tracks that weren’t quite finished so I sent the files down to Kevin and he’s recording them as I type.
Dumb Records co-owner Brian Galecki was / is one of many members of the music and arts community in Springfield featured in an article that came out within this past week in the Illinois Times called “Performing In A Pandemic.” Rachel Otwell put the piece together touching base with a lot of music art spaces in town and what they have been doing while “normal life” or normal live shows are still somewhat on hold. You can find the entire article online right here, or by picking up a copy of The Illinois Times at various locations around town for free. Also featured in the article is The Hoogland Center For The Arts, The Legacy Theatre, Springfield Dance, Springfield Ballet Company, UIS, CAMP, DSI, the Springfield Area Arts Council, and more.
“Downtown Springfield Inc. (DSI) is planning for an outdoor concert series this year. It will be free to attend. In 2019, DSI secured its first Levitt AMP grant to host outdoor concerts on the Y block. It again got the grant for 2020, but the series was canceled. DSI recently learned it is guaranteed a Levitt AMP grant for 2021 as well as 2022.
DSI director Lisa Clemmons Stott said the plan is to create pod seating arrangements, where families and groups of up to six people sit together, but wear masks when not in their own socially distanced area. It’s too soon to announce a lineup, Clemmons Stott said. “Right now we’re looking to expand our partnerships and looking to expand the number of sponsors.” She said the 2021 venture will be more expensive to produce than it had been in 2019, with the goal for sound to cover the entire block where people will be spread out.“
Great news everybody, we once again have the new issue of Activator Magazine! It’s March 2021. This issue features local singer/songwriter Arlin Peebles crawling out of a snowy cave.
In addition to the interview with Arlin Peebles – this month continues to feature a column by Dumb Records co-owner Brian Galecki called “Dumb Perspective” exploring some Central Illinois local music history. This time it’s about Golden Voice Recording Co. which existed from 1966-1978 and some other stuff. This issue also features plenty of local and non-local music reviews, an interview with new Springfield band The Lovelorn, an interview with Derrick Streibig, a “soundcheck” section checking up on local musicians, and much much more.
Pick up a copy of Activator Magazine for free at Dumb Records or other locations around town! We have some back issues available as well! Also check out the Activator Patreon page and consider donating!
Guess what!? Today’s a release day for a brand new local album that is being put out on WAX! *(You know we love it when that happens). That’s the second full length album from Springfield / America local band Local Drags! The new album is called Keep Me Glued and you can stream it on the player below! This one is being released by Stardumb Records, and we have plenty of copies in the store – both on “chemical lake blue” and “black” vinyl! Head on over to the Local Drags bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album or check out more of their music.
Local Drags released their first album Shit’s Lookin’up a couple of years ago. (We also have vinyl of that one in store)! They’ve also released some EPs and Tom Petty covers.