Sir Belham (w/ SuperTiny): “The Golden Lobes”

Good morning. We are trying our best to tell you about some local music around here. It’s hard with all of these records flying in and out of our store so fast anymore. Here is another brand new project put together by multi-instrumentalist recording extrodinaire in town, Mark Schwartz (Forest Saints, Demons on Wheels, Tin Ghost, and more). This one is called “Sir Belham (w/ SuperTiny)” (is Mark Schwartz both Sir Belham and SuperTiny)? We don’t know. The album is called The Golden Lobes and you can find all 23 tracks streaming on the player below. You can head on over to the Sir Belham w/ SuperTiny bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album.

We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page of course. This brings us to just eight releases we have kept track of this year, but we are missing a lot! Whoops!

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

It’s another Tuesday here at Dumb Records! Things sure aren’t slowing down at our store, it’s busy as heck and we are trying are hardest to keep up with putting out stacks of records every day. We are open here downtown from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm now. Spring has sprung and the tree outside has flowers on it. Our online store can still be found at and our arcade is also still open during store hours. Okay now let’s dive into what’s new!

New LPs
AC/DC – The Razors Edge
Ariana Grande – Positions
Back To The Future – Music From The Motion Picture
Blistered – The Poison of Self Confinement
Busta Rhymes – Extinction Level 2: The Wrath of God
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Reggay Roun’ The World
Caithlin De Marrais – Red Coats
Chicago News – Have You Heard The News?
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Decades/Failures – Goodby3
Dennis Brown – Visions of Dennis Brown
DJ Kayslay – Homage
Downpresser – Don’t Need A Reason
Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo
Guns ’N’ Roses – Acoustic At CBGB’s 1987
Guns ’N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I
Ice Cube – War & Peace Vol. I
Jack M. Seriff – These Northwood Blues
Jet Black – L’ere Du Vide
Joliette – Luz Devora
Kings of Leon – Walls
Megadeth – Live In Los Angeles 1995
Old Wounds – From Where We Came
Ramones – Live At The Hollywood Palladium
The Residents – Duck Stab
Strife – Witness A Rebirth
Townes Van Zandt – Live At The Old Quarter
Train – Drops of Jupiter
The Upsetters With Vin Gordon – Musical Bones
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Used LPs
Arthur Smith – Great Country & Western Hits
The Association – Live
Barbra Streisand – Butterfly
The Bill Gaither Trio – I Am A Promise
Billy Vaughn – Golden Gems
Bob Barnard Jazz Band
Bob Wills – Country Music
Buck Owens – The Best of Buck Owens
Butterfield Blues Band – The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
Camel – Breathless
Carl Smith – I Want To Live And Love
Center Stage – Enter Center Stage
Chip Taylor – Chip Taylor’s Last Chance
Chris Conor – Sings Lullabys of Burdland
The Church – Starfish
Dave Brubeck – Jazz Goes To Junior College
Dottie West – Feminine Fancy
Duke Ellington / Arthur Fiedler – The Duke At Tanglewood
Earl Thomas Conley – Treadin’ Water
Erroll Garner – Encores in Hi Fi
Estrogen Highs – Here Me On The Number Station
Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Trust
Exile – The Best of Exile
Gary Lewis And The Playboys – Hits Again!
Genesis – Reflection: Rock Theatre
Genesis – Trespass
Glan Campbell – Basic
Grady Martin And The Slew Foot Five – Hot Time Tonight
Guy Lombardo – An Evening With
Hank Williams – A Home In Heaven
Hank Williams, Jr. – Songs My Father Left Me
Jimmie Rodgers – His Golden Year
King Crimson – Discipline
Lee Greenwood – If There’s Any Justice
Les And Larry Elgar – The New Elgart Touch
Liona Boyd – Classical Guitar
The Manhattan Transfer – The Best Of
Michael Pinder – The Promise
The Moirs – State of Shock
Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind
The New Professionals – Fireballs of Freedom
Noel Paul Stookey – Band & Bodyworks
OK-4 – A Album
Oral Roberts – Country Roads
Orphan Fam – Hurt Me / In The Summer
Peanuts Hucko – Pied Piper Quintet
Perez Prado y Carlos Molina – En Mexico
Polly Bergen – The Party’s Over
Rare Earth – Rarearth
Ray Conniff – Plays The Bee Gees & Other Great Hits
Regis Philbin – It’s Time For Regis!
Richard Roberts – Searching Questions
Robin Lane – Heart Connection
The Roches – Another World
The Roches – Nurds
Roger Blackburn – Barbershopping In Brass
Ronnie Milsap – Live
Spyro Gyra
So Cow – So Cow
Tammy Wynette And George Jones – We Go Together
TKO – Let It Roll
Traffic – Welcome To The Canteen
Traffic – Mr. Fantasy
Various – Go With The Greats
Vicki Sue Robinson – Half and Half
Walter Carlos – Switched-On Back II
Weather Report – Heavy Weather
Wild Cherry – Wild Cherry
The Who – Odds & Sods

12” Singles
Beelow – Let Me See You Twerk
Benzino – Rock The Party
Black Eyed Peas – Joints & Jam Remixes
Black Eyed Peas – Request Line
Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t It Funny
Malaysa – I Don’t Give A Damn
Memphis Bleek – What You Think Of That
Mike Control – Rhyme For Rhyme
Monica – Before Dark
Mystikal – Round Out The Tank / Life Ain’t Cool
Trina – For All My Ladies
Willy Gleamz – Move My Body

April 2021 Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now

Here we are in another month, and there is yet another issue of Activator Magazine, which is approaching 3 years of being around covering local music and art in Central Illinois! As you can see pictured above, this one features local hip hop artist VGE FROST on the cover.

What else does this issue have in store? It’s got… plenty of album reviews for all different types of artists, we also have our “Dumb Perspective” column written by Brian Galecki, this time with a short interview segment with Drew Kodrich about There is also an interview with Liz Fitz, who just released a CD called Cover Me, a “10 up 10 down” with Zach Moad, interview with new local punk band “Fist Fight”, an interview with After School Special, Robot Army, and a nice “Soundcheck” segment checking in on many other local musicians from around the area. All of that plus more!

You can pick of free copies of Activator at Dumb Records and various other local businesses around town. We usually have a few back issues as well. Also consider heading over to the Activator Patreon page to become a monthly donor in support of the magazine!

Now Booking Private Parties At The Dumb Arcade

Today we are announcing us doing something a little new that might kiiiinda be the next step for us as we ease back in to some type of normalcy and are eventually able to host shows again. Starting NOW we are open to booking private parties at the Dumb Records arcade after or before our regular store hours. (Our store is now open every day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm at 418 E Monroe Street downtown).

We are now doing a limited offer of $50 an hour to rent out our venue and arcade spaces for private parties up up to 12 persons. You can come in the store to talk to us about reserving calendar space, or email us at or give us a call at 217-691-8991. This is a limited offer and we are trying things out, so we could change our policies on private parties in the future!

Titles Announced For Record Store Day “Drops” June 12th & July 17th

It is April now and spring is springing outside. For many Aprils our store has existed it has been a big month for us because of Record Store Day holding their annual event typically this month. The pandemic has effected both this and last year’s events and for 2021 it was announced that Record Store Day will be split into two different “drop dates” to happen on Saturday June 12th and Saturday July 17th. Our store will be participating in this event as we always do, and so is Recycled Records also downtown.

Today, all of the releases for both of these “drop dates” were announced through the Record Store Day website. You can check all of those out – nearly 500 exclusive releases including re-issues, brand new albums, compilations, and more right here.

If you find something on this list you really want, how does this work? We can not do any special orders or set anything aside for anyone off of this list – we must operate on a first come first serve basis on both of the drop dates. However, we are trying to get an idea of how many of each item to order – so feel free to comment here or on our facebook post with any releases you especially want to see us well stocked with!

We will be back with a separate announcement for what our store will be doing exactly for both of those dates (probably no live music still) – but for now we will say we will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm both of those Saturdays.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

It IS a tornado drill Tuesday today, huzzah! We are ready for that drill with piles upon piles of new records in our store! It’s all records this time once again, no CD’s or any of that other stuff. Our store is open every day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm right now at 418 E Monroe Street downtown. There is still a big green elephant outside. Our online stores can still all be found at Oh by the way, check us out on youtube if you are bored! Okay here are our new arrivals for the week:

New LPs
Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets
Caithlin De Marrais – My Magic City
Caithlin De Marrais – What Will You Do Then?
Droughts – Stay Behind
Evanescence – The Bitter Truth
The Damned – Punk Oddities & Rare Tracks: 1977-1982
Dikembe – Chicago Bowls
Dikembe – Muck
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee At State’s End
The Greeting Committee – This Is It
Jack M. Seriff – Good To Know You
Knola – The Black Beach
La Dispute – Tiny Dots
La Femme – Paradigmes
Lovechild – Migraine Music
Mover Shaker – Another Truck Stop
Mush – Thank You We’re Mush
Noga Erez – Kids
The Notorious B.I.G. – Born Again
Ostraca – Last
Tigers Jaw – Charmer

Used LPs
ABBA – The Album
Alex Taylor – With Friends And Neighbors
Barbra Streisand – Barbra Joan Streisand
Barbra Streisand – Yentl
Bellamy Brothers – Howard & David
Bing Crosby – Shillelaghs And Shamrocks
Bobby Bland – Here We Go Again
Bobby Vee – Golden Greats
BoDeans – Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams
Bootsy – Ultra Wave
Brook Benton – Brook Benton Today
Buck Owens – All Star Jamboree
Cannonball Adderley – Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
Charlie Weaver – Sings For His People
Chicago – Presents The Innovative Guitar Of Terry Kath
Chris Montez – The More I See You
Christopher Parkening – Parkening Plays Bach
Estrogen Highs – Friends & Relatives
Dan Fogelberg – High Country Snows
Dave Grusin – One of A Kind
Don Williams – Cafe Carolina
Donna Summer – Cats Without Claws
Doris Day – Cuttin’ Capers
Focus – Hamburger Concerto
Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti
Gary Lewis & The Playboys – A Session With
Gary Morris – Faded Blue
The Gaynotes – Strictly Barbershop
Genesis – Three Sides Live
George Jones – Sings The Songs of Dallas Frazier
George Shearing – The Shearing Touch
Glenn Yarbrough – The Bitter And The Sweet
Grand Funk – Closer To Home
Henry Mancini – The Best Of Vol. 3
Jello Biafra – No More Cocoons
Jimmy Wakely – Heartaches
Joe Wayman – Anything Can Happen
John Schneider – Tryin’ To Outrun The Wind
Johnnie Taylor – Eargasm
Ken Medema – Sunday Afternoon
The Knack – Get The Knack
Lee Greenwood – Christmas To Christmas
Lee Greenwood – Love Will Find Its Way To You
The Living World – Reason To Live
Lucifer’s Friend – Where The Groupies Killed The Blues
Marillion – Heart of Lothian
Mel Tillis – Mel Tillis’ Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Michael Martin Murphey – Best Of
Mick Taylor – Mick Taylor
Mike & Dean – Rock ’n’ Roll Again
The Miracles – The Miracles Greatest Hits
Neil Young & The Bluenotes – This Note’s For You
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Life
Neil Young & The Shocking Pinks – Everybody’s Rockin’
Neil Young – Freedom
Neil Young – Landing On Water
Nikki Price – Introducing The Beautiful Nikki Price
Nots – Live At Goner Records
Norman Wallace – Recipes For Romantic Rendezvous
Oregon – Oregon
Oscar Peterson – Soul Espanol
Pee Wee Russell – Pee Wee Russell
Peggy Lee – Lover
Ray Price – I Won’t Mention It Again
Ronnie SPector – Unfinished Business
Sammy Davis Jr. – Greatest Hits
Sergio Mendes – Confetti
Spyro Gyra – Alternating Currents
Spyro Gyra – Carnaval
Susan Raye – Pitty, Pitty, Patter
Terry Baxter – The Best of ‘69
Third World – You’ve Got The Power
Two For The Show Trio – On Track
Various – 10 Years of Barbershop Champions
Various – 20 Country Hits
Various – Bomb Catalogue 1981
Various – Music For The Easy Hours
Wayne Newton – The Best Of Live
The Yardbirds – Greatest Hits

12” Singles
Big Lew / Popeye Reds – How We Do
Crimewave – Think Big
Diamenz – Do Or Die / Sex Appeal
Do Or Die – Do U?
The Lords – Take Dat
TLC – Hands Up
TLC – My Life
Trav – Get This Poppin’
Trina Broussard – Love You So Much
3rd Storee – Party TOnight
50 Cent – Rowdy Rowdy

The After School Special “Last Of The Curlews”

Today we are bringing you a brand new release by a newer local act (at least new to us)! This is a duo called After School Special, who are an acoustic folk duo in town featuring Aasne Daniels and Jerry Setnicky. They play “a very wide variety of tunes from a host of artists and genres.” And guess what! They have a new 10-track album and we actually have copies available on CD in our record store. The album is called Last Of The Curlews. You can check out some of that on the youtube player embedded below. To find a link to stream the full album and more about the band, check out their website.

As the weather starts warming up and vaccines become more widely available we are going to start seeing some live shows popping up! After School Special actually does have a few lined up, and you can check out their facebook page to see what those are. We’ve also added their album onto our Springfield album archive page for this year, bringing us to 7 local releases we have kept track of (and there are many, many more we need to catch up with).

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 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 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