Good morning! We are late to the game on letting you know about this one here on our site, but that new January issue of Activator Magazine is now available in our store and various locations around town, and now we’ve even been re-stocked!
This is the annual Best In Local Music 2021 issue that we usually collaborate with Activator on putting together! Featuring your picks for best 2021 local releases, songs, hip hop releases, and shows! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this one as always! In addition to the best-of features on this issue, there are also more music reviews, interviews, live music calendars, and more.
Pick up a copy here at Dumb Records anytime! You should also check out the Activator Patreon page online and consider donating to help keeping the magazine going!
Whoops, it’s been a minute since you’ve heard anything from us here at Dumb Records headquarters. We’ve still been keeping shows cancels and also keeping our eye on the world, seeing what’s going on in this fourth or fifth wave of the pandemic. We have still been cranking out plenty of records onto the shelves of our store. Our store continues to be open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and the arcade during the same time. Today we are bringing you a long list of some new arrivals that we’ve gotten in to the shop – this does not include re-stocks (there a re a lot of those). Okay, check out this list below:
New LPs Andrew Gabbard – Homemade Atmosphere – Word? Blade Runner – Black Lotus Bowerbirds – Becalmyounglovers Bright Eyes – The People’s Key Calvin Johnson – A Wonderful Beast Citizen – Everybody Is Going To Heaven Cypress Hill – IV Dashboard Confessional – Crooked Shadows Elvis Depressedly – Depressedelica Ezra Furman – The Year Of No Returning Fiddlehead – Between The Richness The Fix – At The Speed Of Twisted Thought Hanson – Against The World L.A. Witch – Play With Fire The Lumineers – The Lumineers The Men – Devil Music Narrow Head – Satisfaction Pinegrove – Skylight Pink Floyd – A Collection Of Great Dance Songs Portrayal of Guilt – Portrayal Of Guilt Prince – Planet Earth Soul Asylum – Say What You Will… The Wombats – Fix Yourself, Not The World Underoath – Voyeurist 311 – Voyager
Used LPs Ace – Time For Another Al Caiola – High Strung Al Martino – I Love You More Every Day Aldo Nova – Twitch Ambrosia – Road Island Andy Williams – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head Andy Williams – You’ve Got A Friend American Flyer – American Flyer Baker Gurvitz Army – Elysian Encounter Bent Fabric – Operation Lovebirds Bing Crosby – The Best Of Bing Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. – Psyko Funk Bobby “Blue” Bland – Sweet Vibrations Buffalo Bob – It’s Howdy Doody Time Cartoone – Cartoone Chuck Berry – Concerto In B Good Eric Burdon And The Animals – Every One Of Us Erroll Garner – Magician Devo – Dev-O Live Dick Leibert – Love And Marriage Dizzy Gillespie – Featuring Dizzy Gillespie D12 – World Fabian – 16 Greatest Hits Fancy – Wild Thing Fred Astaire / Petula Clark – Finian’s Rainbow Gordon Calcote – Folsom Prison Blues Harry James – Comin’ From A Good Place The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother Jeanette MacDonald – Favorites In Stereo Jesse Crawford – Organ & Chimes For Christmas Jesse Crawford – Pipe Organ Magic Jim Reeves – The History Of Country Music The Jimmy Giuffre 3 – THesis John Fahey – John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album Johnny Mathis – What’ll I Do? Kid Creole And The Coconuts – Wise Guy KISS – Ace Frehley KISS – Paul Stanley Leon Russell – Best Of Leon The Lettermen – The Lettermen In Concert Lucy & Carly – The Simon Sisters Sing For Children Mac Davis – Song Painter The Magnificent 7 – Country & Western Million Sellers Martin Denny – Hawaiian A Go-Go Mel Blanc – Holly-Daze Melissa Manchester – Melissa Manchester The Merrill Staton Voices – Meredith Willson’s Here’s Love Morningstar – Venus Mott The Hoople – The Hoople The Platters – Super Hits Of The Platters The Purple Haze – Viejo El Viento Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz Rich James – Busin’ Out Of L Seven The Robert Pheims Choraliers – We Wish You A Merry Christmas Robert Gordon With Link Wray – Fresh Fish Special Robert Stolz – Twilight In Vienna Sammy Kaye – Dancing On A Silken Cloud Sidney Bechet – My Blue Heaven Slim Whitman – The Best Of Slim Whitman Taylor Swift – 1989 The Temptations – Cloud Nine Tom Rush – The Circle Game Trapeze – Hot Wire Trevor Rabin – Trevor Rabin Toscanini – Plays Light Classics Trickster – Trickster Triumph – Stages The Tubes – Young And Rich Wes Montgomery – Bumpin’ Widener College Jazz Ensemble – On The Road Again Witch Hunt – Blood-Red States The World’s Greatest Jazz Band – What’s New? Various – Detrola Presents The Original Artists Of Rock N Roll Various – Hawaii Stars Various – Interruptus Collectus Various – Save The Children Original Soundtrack Ultravox – Lament The Ventures – Flights Of Fantasy The 5th Dimension – Love’s Lines, Angels And Rhymes
12” Singles B.O.X. – Low Down Goodie Mob – Chain Swang Kid N’ Play – Gittin’ Funky Kool Mo Dee – How Kool Can One Blackman Be?
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.