Good morning on this cold, cold, day! Since we are so cold we might as well launch a sale to heat things up around here. And we’ll make it last a few days so you don’t have to come out today when it’s zero degrees out. We were going to have a couple of Dumb Records 8 Year Anniversary shows around this time, but another wave of covid hit harder than ever and we had to cancel our shows once again. So we are just going to move forward with a Dumb Records sale, happening January 7th-12th! Here’s what we got going on!
– 10% OFF ALL NEW VINYL!! – 20% OFF ALL turntables!! – 30% OFF all USED vinyl!! – 40% OFF ALL CDs!! – 50% OFF arcade entry!! – 60% OFF all dollar records!!
Have any questions? No, those sales are not good for online, just in our store. Oh yeah, we have new t-shirts printed. There isn’t a sale on those.
It’s been a minute since we’ve posted one of these. Okay, it’s been a minute since we posted anything. COVID-19 is still raging across the globe and it’s also cold outside. We cancelled all of our shows pretty much. Our store is still open 10am-7pm every day though and we are continuing to put new records out on the shelves. We still have an 8 year anniversary sale going on starting tomorrow: January 7th-12th. We’ll probably do a separate post for that tomorrow. But for now, here is a long list of some new and used LPs that have recently hit the shelves of our store that are not re-stocks.
New LPs Adele – 19 Aretha Franklin – The Queen Of Soul Black Midi – Schlagenheim Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rasta Revolution Brutal Truth – Extreme Conditions Demand… CAN – Delay 1968 Coheed And Cambria – The Unheavenly Creatures The Decemberists – Picaresque Demi Lovato – Dancing With The Devil: The Art Of Starting Something Over Dolly Parton / Emmylou Harris / Linda Ronstadt – Trio: Farther Along Dr. John – The Best Of Dr. John Extreme Noise Terror – Extreme Noise Terror Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit The Flaming Lips – Here It Is The Flaming Lips – Oh My Gawd… The Flaming Lips Flogging Molly Within A Mile Of Home Framtid – Defeat Of Civilization Frank Turner – Poetry Of The Deed Fucked Up – David Comes To Life Fucko – Dealing With The Weird GBH – Momentum Iron Maiden – Legacy Of The Beast: Live John Prine – The Tree Of Forgiveness Madvillain – Madvillainy Instrumentals Megadeth – United Abominations Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – The Future Nikki Giovanni – Like A Ripple On A Pond Nikki Giovanni – The Way I Feel Pharoah Sanders / The London Symphony Orchestra – Floating Points Queens Of The Stoneage – Villains Radiohead – Kid A Mnesia Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 U2 – Pop Various – Cameroon Garage Funk Various – Even More Dazed And Confused Various – Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon: A Tribute To Pink Floyd
Used LPs The Astronauts – Go… Go… Go!!! Bang – Music Benny Goodman – Swings Again Bessie Smith – The World’s Greatest Blues Singer Billy Paul – 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul Bloodrock – Bloodrock 3 Bobby Darin – Oh! Look At Me Now Bobby Hackett – Moonlight Becomes You Cactus – Restrictions The Chantels – There’s Our Song Again Chet Atkins – Guitar Genius China – China Dave Brubeck – All The Things We Are Dave Gardner – It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us! Dave Starr – The Nearer The Bone… Dee Dee Bridgewater – Just Family Earl Grant – Winter Wonderland Emerson, Lake & Palmer – The Best Of Eminem – Recovery Hammersmith – Hammersmith Harry Connick, Jr. – 20 Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Do It Yourself Freddy Cannon – Explosive Guy Lombardo – Is That All There Is? Jackie Gleason – Presents Merry Christmas Joe Ely – Hi-Res John Wesley Ryles – Shine On Me K-Tel Records – Souther n Fried Rock Los Hermanos – Resurrection EP Les Paul And Mary Ford – The Hit Makers! Leslie West – Mountain Lindisfarne – Nicely Out Of Tune Lindisfarne – Roll On, Ruby Michal Urbaniak – Fusion Milt Jackson – Feelings Nick Kamen – Nick Kamen Paul McCartney – Press To Play Paul Revere & The Raiders – Like Long Hair Paul Revere & The Raiders – Here They Come Paul Revere & The Raiders – The Best Of… Percy Faith – Christmas Is… Phoebe Snow – Phoebe Snow Rabies – Test Your Might Ray Campi And His Rockabilly Rebels – Wildcat Shakeout The Righteous Brothers – One For The Road Roger Daltrey – Daltrey Rosemary Clooney – Christmas With Rosemary Clooney Ruth Bebermeyer – The First Steps And The Last Steps The Shirelles – To Know Him Is To Love Him Spirit – Spirit Of ‘76 Steppenwolf – The Best Of Steppenwolf: Reborn To Be Wild Steve Goodman – Steve Goodman Steve Gray & Jubilation – Promises Tané Cain – Tané Cain Tin Huey – Contents Dislodged During Shipment Tower Of Power – Urban Renewal Trapeze – Medusa Various – Midnight Cowboy Original Soundtrack Various – Cruisin’ 1961 The Voids – Sounds Of Failure, Sounds Of Hope Walt Disney – The Story Of An Incredible Journey Weston Priory – Calm Is The Night Zella Jackson Price – My Eyes Have Seen The Glory 8ball – Almost Famous
12” Singles Condition Red – Don’t Get Caught Slipping Cousin Ice – Can I Get A Witness Digital Underground – Oregano Flow Infamous Blu Steel – Jumpin’ In Here Kalyan – Disco Reggae (Tony’s Groove) Kurupt – Who Ride With Us Nikki D. – Lettin’ Off Steam Salt-N-Pepa – Twist And Shout Sir Mix-A-Lot – My Hooptie Snoop Dogg – Loosen’ Control
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
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.
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 here. And 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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’
Good morning! Tonight we’ve got another show happening at our space! There are only three acts performing instead of six – how appropriate for a Tuesday night show!
For this show we have the national touring indie/emo band from Atlanta, Georgia called World’s Greatest Dad. (That’s WGD for short, and you can stream their latest release on the bandcamp player embedded below). Actually you know what, stream both of their latest releases on the player below. Also on this show is Tilt Warning – the fairly new three-piece emo band from here and Central Illinois. Opening things up is indie rock act Kate Laine, who we are excited to see back here at Dumb for the first time since before the pandemic!
All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. And yes we WILL once again be checking for proof of vaccines and masks will be required. Find a facebook event for this one right here!