Dumb Records April Pinball Contest!

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!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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 Drags: “Breakable” (Video)

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.

Robot Army: “2021 EP”

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!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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

Arlin Peebles: “Someone Else’s Dream”

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.

We are adding this one as the sixth release we have kept track of so far for 2021 on our Springfield album archive page.

Illinois Times: “Performing In A Pandemic”

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.

From the article regarding the upcoming Levitt AMP series for 2021:

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.

March 2021 Activator Available Now

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!

Local Drags “Keep Me Glued”

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.