New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Happy Tuesday, it’s been a minute since we’ve done one of these! There are so many new records going out in the store that we can hardly keep up with anything anymore. This is just a list of some of what’s been new in the shop – not even including re-stocks and not including 7″s, cassettes, or CDs. Wow. Alllll records. Don’t forget for any of you last minute holiday shoppers that we do sell gift cards for any amount. We are open every day 10:00am-7:00pm. We will be closed for Christmas, but open the day after and prooooobbably open the day before. Friday, December 24th? Let’s say we’ll open normal time and probably close early. Okay here is what’s new:

New LPs
Alice Coltrane – Huntington Ashram Monastery
Bon Jovi – Bounce
Carl Zitter – Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things
Common – A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2
David Bowie – Heroes
Exodus – Persona Non Grata
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Herschell Gordon Lewis – The Gruesome Twosome
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psycho Candy
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
Jammin’ Sam Miller – Donkey Kong Country
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – African Dub Chapter 3
Lynn Taitt & The Jets – Rock Steady Greatest Hits
Queen – Innuendo
Magician Lord Original Soundtrack
Manchester Orchestra – Hope
Mewithoutyou – [Untitled] E.P.
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Primus – Stanford University Broadcast 1989
Slayer – Spirit In Black
The Specials – Protest Songs
The Specials – The Best Of The Specials
Sun Ra – Omniverse
Tenor Saw – Fever
Tigers Jaw / Balance And Composure – Split
Various – Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young
Weezer – Pacific Daydream
West Dylan Thordson – Split

Used LPs
The Alarm – The Alarm
Alvino Rey And His Orchestra – Uncollected 1946
Ablert King – The Lost Session
Alfred Apaka – The Immortal Hawaiian
Average White Band – Cut The Cake
Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows – Big Twist
Bill Withers – Live At Carnegie Hall
Booker T. And The M.G.’s – Soul Limbo
Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs
The Brothers Four – A New World’s Record
The Brothers Four – The Honey Wind Blows
Brother Dave Gardner – Kick Thy Own Self
Carl Reiner / Mel Brooks – At The Cannes Film Festival
Charlie Rich – Sings Country & Western
Charles Gross – Country
Chickenman – The Best Of Chickenman
Cliff Richard – I’m Nearly Famous
Dimentia 13 – Flat Earth Society
Dinah Washington – Unforgettable
Doug Kershaw – Ragin’ Kershaw
Ellen McIlwaine – We The People
Ethel Merman – 12 Songs From Call Me Madam
Ferrante & Teicher – Midnight Memories
Gene Richardson – Through The Year
Godrey Cambridge – Cotton’ Pickin’ Days Is Over
Guy & Ralna – You Asked For It
Hacki Tamas – Futtykoncert – Whistle Concert
The Iguanas – Hungry And Horny
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Dancer With Bruised Knees
KISS – Gene Simmons
KISS – Love Gun
Jim & Jesse – Diesel On My Tail
Jimmy Smith – Hoochie Coochie Man
John Lee Hooker – Jealous
Julie London – The End Of The World
The Lettermen – Special Request
Lincoln Mayorga – Brahms
Lincoln Mayorga – The Missing Linc
Lou Rawls – Soulin’
Lucifer’s Friend – Sneak Me In
Murray McLauchlan – Boulevard
Murray McLauchlan – Day To Day Dust
Paul Eakins – Old Time Circus Calliope
Piper Featuring Billy Squier – Can’t Wait
Plasticland – Confetti
The Piranhas – The Piranhas
The Platters – The Best Of The Platters
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Randy Travis – No Holdin’ Back
The Ray Charles Singers – Al-Di-La
Ray Noble – Broadcasting From Beverly Hills, Calif.
Richard Beirach – Breathing Of Statues
Ritual Tension – The Blood Of The Kid
The Rivingtons – Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
Rockin’ Louie And The Mamma Jammers – It Will Stand
Roger McGuinn – Roger McGuinn & Band
Roxy Music – Siren
Rust College Quintet – Solidrock Spirit
Seon Series – ABC Classics: The First Release
The Single Singers – Bach’s Greatest Hits
Skeeter Davis – Why So Lonely?
Skeeter Davis – Foggy Mountain Top
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Exit 0
Thelma Houston – The Devil In Me
Tina Rainford – Silver Angel
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
Various – 20 Heavy Hits
Various – Rock-O-Rama
Various – Super Hits Volume 5
Various – The Super Hits Vol. 4
The Vogues – Till
Wayne King – Dream Time
Work Force – Work Force
Woody Woodbury – The Best Of Woody Woodbury

12” Singles
Space – Carry On, Turn Me On
Non Phixon – I Shot Reagan
Sef The X-Cutioner – Evian
Shannon – Sweet Somebody 
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut

Tonight at Dumb Records: Die, Prevention, Split, War And Rumor

Good morning and happy Sunday. We’ve got a show happening at Dumb Records TONIGHT. It’s another hardcore show. This is also our last show happening this year??

Okay, for this show we’ve got a band called “Die” from Chicago! Stream their music on the player embedded below. Didn’t we just recently have a band called Die play here? Yes, but that was “DYE” from Kansas City, apparently a different band. Also on this show of course is heavy hitting hardcore band Prevention. Then another band called SPLIT. Didn’t they recently play here too? No, that show got cancelled and they didn’t get to play here, so now they are. And we’ve got War & Rumor from Jacksonville.

All of that is tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. You better believe we are still checking for proof of vaccine or negative COVID test within 72 hours at the door. And duh, masks are required. Find a facebook event for this one right here.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Flatfoot 56, Night Night Boy, Yap Trap

There’s a big one going down here tonight at Dumb Records. There’s been a slight lineup change since this one was first announced.

We still have big time headliner Flatfoot 56 on the bill – American Scottish / Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois. They have played here in town a couple of times before, at least once as far back as a full decade ago at The Black Sheep Cafe. They have been a band since the year 2000 – that’s 20+ years. You can stream their latest album, Black Thorn on the player below. Also on this gig is the Brandon Carnes alternative short-song rock band “Night Night Boy“ – playing for the first time since the pandemic. The lineup change we have is that Attic Salt is no longer performing, instead we have a newer band called Yap Trap from Champaign! They don’t have any music recorded yet as far as we know.

This show is a $10 banger, and starts at 7:00 pm like most of our other shows. Find a facebook event right here. Also check out our shows page for a list of upcoming shows right hereAnd this part we’re serious about – like our other shows, we will be enforcing masks worn by all attendees and checking for proof of vaccine (either in physical card form or photos of one), or negative COVID test within 72 hours.

Tonight at CFP (House): SlutBomb, False Negative, Pucker Up

There’s a short and sweet show going on at a house in town we figured we might as well tell you about happening tonight! This one is at the CFP House and features three hardcore/punk bands.

Tonight the C.F.P. features the band “SlutBomb” from Ohio. That’s a pretty punk sounding band name, see if their music matches up on the player below. Also on this show is False Negative – from here? From the 217? Where is this band from, here or Champaign? Boy we are out of the loop. Opening things up is the newer hardcore band Pucker Up from right here in Springfield featuring members of other bands.

That all starts at 7:00 pm at C.F.P. We can’t tell you where the house is, you have to go on a scavenger hunt to find it. Admission is $7, sounds like masks are required and if you are unvaccinated you better stay at home. No facebook event either, this is the future.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “TILT!”

We sure haven’t been caught up on a lot of local music that’s been released lately. But whenever an arcade or pinball related music release pops up you KNOW we are all about it. This past year we saw the band “Tilt Warning” and their demo emerge, also a special arcade release from solo electronic act Imaginary Colours, and now looks like we have yet anotherone pop up from local sound artist and ambient musical expert Timothy Donavan Russell.

That newest release from Timothy is called “TILT!” and you can stream those three tracks on the player embedded below. From Timothy’s website:

Full Tilt! Pinball is a pinball video game developed by Cinematronics and published by Maxis in 1995. It features pre-rendered 3D graphics and three tables—Space Cadet, Skulduggery, and Dragon’s Keep. A version of Space Cadet was bundled with Microsoft Windows from 95 to XP.

Also head on over to Timothy Donavan Russell’s bandcamp page where you can purchase the download for the release and check out more of his music. We’ve also included this one in our end of the year Best Of Local Music 2021 Poll which is ongoing now until Wednesday December 15th.

Best Of Springfield Music 2021 Poll

It’s that special time of year again. Boy it sure snuck up on us. That time when team up with Activator Magazine and we all get together and talk about our favorite local releases that came out this year! Also our favorite songs, shows, and all of that good stuff!

This year we have a total of 110 local releases listed out into three sections: a general category, hip hop releases, and then Mark Schwartz related projects. *That number is subject to change too if we can think of any more, or if anybody gives us any more to add. Usually we keep track of these things along with links to listen on our Springfield Album Archive Page, but we are very behind on that this year. We have to give a special shout-out to Activator for helping compile most of this list!

Our poll is live online RIGHT HERE! It will be open for voting now through 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 15th!

In addition to voting for your favorite releases, we are once again asking for you to list your favorite songs that came out from local artists in 2021, and this time around we brought the “live shows” section back as well! We also added a section for any mentions of other Central Illinois releases outside of Springfield, and also suggestion boxes for Activator and Dumb Records.

The results of this poll will be published in the January 2022 issue of Activator! It might be published online on our site at some point after that. We might be looking for help in doing write-ups for all of the winning entries here in the coming days and weeks.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Whoops, it’s probably been a couple of weeks since we have done one of these. There are a lot of people coming in asking for things now a days. We are still putting out a lot of records. The store is very busy. It’s holiday shopping season. We are here downtown every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm. It’s a tornado drill Tuesday! Alright here is a list of some new stuff:

New LPs
Big D & The Kids Table – Do Your Art
Björk – Greatest Hits
Black Label Society – Doom Crew Inc.
Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight
Bull Cult – Demo
Budgie – In For The Kill
Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
Carnifex – Graveside Confessions
Cigarettes After Sex – s/t
Cock Sparrer – Guilty As Charged
Cokie The Clown – You’re Welcome
Cold Meat – Hot And Flustered
Donovan – Fairy Tale
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Fela Kuti – Confusion
Glenn Danzig – Black Aria
Grateful Dead – Fox Theatre, 1971
Grateful Dead – The Best Of: Skeletons From The Closet
Ignite – Past Our Means
Into Another – Into Another
JB’s – More Mess On My Thing
Jeff Rosenstock – Ska Dream
KMD – Bl_ck B_st_rds
Little Simz – Grey Area
L7 – L7
MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
Motorhead – Bastards
Sam Russo – Back To The Party
Sarchasm – Beach Blanket Bummer Pop!
Saves The Day – Ups & Downs: Early Recordings And B-Sides
Sheryl Crow – Live At The Capitol Theatre 2017
Various – Revelation Records Presents: Generations

Used LPs
Al Martino – Spanish Eyes
Alabama – Just Us
Andy Williams – Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes
Anita Sheer – Flamenco
Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Best Of
Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Girl From Ipanema
The Byrds – Byrdmaniax
The Byrds – …In The Beginning
The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Carl Smith – Silver Tongued Cowboy
The Central Park Sheiks – Honeysuckle Rose
Chilliwack – Chilliwack
Dazz Band – Hot Stuff
Dean Martin – Radio Station Sampler
Dells – New Beginnings
Dionne Warwick – Sings Her Very Best
Don Bowman – Funny Folk Flops
Don Ho – Tiny Bubbles
Duke Ellington – Such Sweet Thunder
Ed Burce – Home Coming
Elvis Presley – Elvis For Everyone!
Elvis Presley – Love Letters From Elvis
The Everly Brothers – Christmas With The Everly Brothers
George Shearing – The Best Of George Shearing
Gerry Niewood – Slow, Hot Wind
Gianni Marchetti – The Wild Eye
Gino Dentie – Direct Disco
Greg Guidry – Over The Line
Highway 101 – 101*2
Hoyt Axton – Southbound
Humble Pie – Lost And Found
Humble Pie – The Best
Jerry Vale – The Impossible Dream
Jim Nabors – Kiss Me Goodbye
Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsys
Joe Jackson – Body And Soul
John Lee Hooker – Kabuki Wuki
Johnny Keating – Here’s Where It Is
The Johnny Mann Singers – Roses And Rainbows
Julio Iglesias – Hey!
The Kingston Trio – Best Of The Kingston Trio Vol. III
The Kingsmen – Greatest Hits
Korn – The Serenity Of Suffering
La Toya Jackson – Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’
The Living Strings – The Spirit Of Christmas
The Lovin’ Spoonful – The Best Of The Lovin’ Spoonful Volume II
Marty Robbins – Gold
Mary Wilson – Mary Wilson
McCoy Tyner – Fly With The Wind
Meat Loaf – Bad Attitude
The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra – Rendezvous In Rome
Monty Python – Live At Drury Lane
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Stars & Stripes
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – What Child Is This?
Nardo Ranks – Rough Nardo Ranking
Nat King Cole – Just One Of Those Things
The Nerve Agents – The Nerve Agents
The Oak Ridge Boys – Step On Out
Paul Winter – Earthdance
Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood
Proctor And Bergman – Give Us A Break
Ralph Towner – Solstice
Ray Bohr Pipe Organ – The Big Sounds On Broad-way
Reg Owen And His Orchestra – Deep In A Dream
Robert Goulet – Sincerely Yours
Seether – The Very Best Of Seether
Sinking Ships – Disconnecting
Sir Ralph Richardson – A Christmas Carol
Sons Of The Purple Sage – At Western Campfires
Soundcraftsmen – Instructional Test Record
Starship – Love Among The Cannibals
The Suntones – Somewhere
The Sylvers – Showcase
The Sylvers – Disco Fever
Taj Mahal – Recycling The Blues
The Telemann Society Orchestra – Dance Music Of Old England
Ten Years After – Positive Vibrations
Thelma Houston / Jerry Butler – Thelma & Jerry
Tim Sheppard – Songtailor
Tim Weisberg – 4
The Travelers 3 – New Sounds
Various – All American Pop Collection Vol. 3
Various – The Golden Age Of Comedy Volume I
Various – Motown Greatest Hits
Various – To The Good Life
Vic Dana – Shangri-La
The 4 Seasons – New Gold Hits

12” Singles
C-Rayz Walz – Mood Swings / Make It Happen
Daddy-O – Brooklyn Bounce
Def Jef – New Mixes
Lonnie-O – I Don’t Know Why
Nappy Roots – Good Day
Nonchalant – 5 O’ Clock
2 Hyped Brothers & A Dog – Ya Rollin’ Doo Doo
5th Ward Boyz – Poppin’