Are you ready to hear about another Record Store Day that’s coming up? We know what you are thinking, “Are they doing Record Store Day every month now? or every weekend?” Yes, it does seem that way since normal Record Store Day this past year got split into three dates, and we still have the third one coming up on Saturday, October 24th. We are just along for this ride, and it hasn’t ben too bad.
Black Friday Record Store Day is happening this year on Friday, November 27th. The official list of exclusive releases has already been released on the Record Store Day website. Our order was even already due! We ordered it ALL this time!! The number of exclusive releases comes to 133 different releases this time, and we ordered at least one copy of everything. Go check out the Record Store Day website for more that full list as well as info on each release.
We’ll be posting more info on our Black Friday Record Store Day later on, but we will go ahead and say that we ordered all of these exclusive releases and our store will be open that day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Wow, we are already halfway through October. It will be November before you know it, and we will all be stuck inside for the rest of the winter. This is a little bit of a late post to let you know that we have new copies of Activator Magazine (October 2020 edition) available for free inside our store.
This one features Peoria-based artist (and also full band) Ashley Bean on the cover. It’s jam-packed with other stuff too. There are plenty of local and non-local album write-ups and reviews, also an interview with another Peoria-based band Terribly Happy, Champaign-based artist Emily Blue, another Peoria band called Still Shine, hip hop artist “KP”, Failed Poem Records, a photospread of 217 Burlesque & Curiosities Troupe, and more! Wow!
Pick up a copy of Activator Magazine for free at Dumb Records or other various locations around Central Illinois. Also consider supporting Activator Magazine by donating to their Patreon page!
Time for us to do a little bit of catching up on some local music that’s been coming out lately. Earlier this month or late last month a new single dropped from local hip hop artist “Fly Rich.” That song is called “Damn!” and you can find it streaming on the youtube player embedded below. This one was engineered by Shawn “Push” Freligh.
It’s Wednesday. What’s going on? We are turdlin’ it up over here at Dumb Records lately. (Just playing a lot of turldes pinball in the back room). If you got any turdle tips, we would love to hear about them on our forum. Once again this week we have piles of new and used LPs, 12″ singles, CDs, and more. It’s a lot of fun. Our store is open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm every day. Okay, here is a list of what’s new:
New LPs Berzum – Draugen – Rarities Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind Foo Fighters – Greatest Hits Future Islands – As Long As You Are Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper – Split John Prine – The Best of John Prine John Williams – Star Wars Trilogy Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance Melvins – Bullhead Minus The Bear – Acoustics Muse – Showbiz Pedro The Lion – Achilles Heel Surfer Blood – Carefree Theatre Sylvan Esso – Free Love Thelonious Monk – Palo Alto The Zombies – The Zombies
Used LPs Ace Cannon – That Music City Feeling Albert King – Albert Live April Wine – Power Play Billie Holiday – All or Nothing At All Captain Beefheart – Bat Chain Puller Casey Anderson – The Bag I’m In Carly Simon – Have You Seen Me Lately? Cat Stevens – Matthew & Son Chick Corea – Circling In The Crusaders – Chain Reaction Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual The Cult – Electric The Dave Brubeck Quartet – The Last Set At Newport Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends Eric Anderson – Bout Changes N’ Things, Take 2 Deep Purple – Made In Japan Deodato – First Cuckoo Don Henley – Building The Perfect Beast The Fabulous Four Freshmen Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Sinatra Frank Sinatra – The Main Event Live Jack Costanzo – Bongo Fever! Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love Gato Barbieri – Euphoria Grand Funk Railroad – On Time Grand Funk Railroad – Survival Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer – Like Children Julie London – The Best of Julie London KC & The Sunshine Band – Do You Wanna Go Party Kingdom Come – Kingdom Come Lazy Smoke – Corridor of Faces Louis Armstrong – Ambassador Satch Lynn Anderson – 2 Records Mike Bloomfield / Al Kooper – The Live Adventures Of New Colony Six – Colonization Paul McCartney – Press To Play Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway Paul Revere And The Raiders – Alias Pink Puzz Pete Fountain – Music To Turn You On Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio – A Woman Needs Love Red Rider – Nuruda Ringo Starr – Ringo’s Rotogravure Roy Buchanan – Second Album Rush – Grace Under Pressure Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus Stan Kenton – Cuban Fire! Steely Dan – Gold Steven Miller – Singing Whale Songs In A Low Voice Styx – Cornerstone The Supremes – More Hits By The Supremes UFO – Lights Out Van Morrison – Beautiful Vision Various – Country Hall of Fame Vol. 2 Various – Jazz Hall of Fame Vol. II Various – Windham Hill Records Sampler ‘84 Woody Herman – Woody Herman: 1964 The Young Rascals – Collections
12” Singles Do Or Die – Diamenz (Remix) Do Or Die – V.I.P. Ice Cube – Why We Thugs Ice Cube – The World Is Mine The KLF – Justified & Anciet
New/Used CDs Billy Dean – It’s What I Do Billy Dean – Men’ll Be Voys Bobbie Gentry – Greatest Hits Carlene Carter – Little Love Letters Deana Carter – I’m Just A Girl Deana Carter – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright Emmylou Harris – Duets Hoodoo Gurus – Blow Your Cool! Hüsker Dü – Flip Your Wig Jeff Foxworthy – Greatest Bits Jimmy Dean – Greatest Songs Lee Greenwood – Stronger Than Time Mendelssohn – Greatest Hits Nelly Furtado – Whoa. Nelly! Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Puya – Fundamental Romantics – What I Like About You Too $hort – Short Dog’s In The House Too $hort – You Nasty Trina – Diamond Princess Various – Punk-O-Rama 7 Various – Mozart for Massage Vince Gill – Pocket Full of Gold Zubin Mehta – Puccini Turandot/ The 2Live Crew – Sports Weekend 3LW – A Girl Can Mack
Here is a post to tell you about the third and final Record Store Day “Drop Date” for 2020, which is happening on Saturday October 24th (coming up QUICK). Well… the last “drop date” for 2020, but then Black Friday Record Store Day is just around the corner on November 27th and is still happening. (Maybe we’ll have a separate post for that one go up shortly).
For this third RSD Drop Date, we ordered the most exclusive releases out of all of the drop dates. We will also be sure to be dropping a few other extra new and used records on the shelves for this day. Our store will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm this day. You can view the whole list on the Record Store Day website right here. This time around we did not order everything, but we did order most of the exclusives. Looks like we have a total of 40 releases coming in. Here is the list of what we ordered:
Asking Alexandria “Stand Up & Scream” Beck “No Distraction” Booker T & The MG’s “McLemore Ave” Jon Brion “Syndecoche New York” Johnny Cash “Classic Cash” Cheap Trick “Out To Get You! Live” Chief Keef “Back From The Dead 2” Chromeo “Needy Girl” Alice Cooper “Live From Apollo” Miles Davis “Double Image” Eminem “My Name Is / Bad Guys Always Die” Frankie & The Witchfingers “Sidewalk” Frumpies “Frumpies Forever” Freddie Gibbs & Madlib “Pinata: The 1974 Version” Jimmy Giuffre “Graz” Ice Nine Kills “Silver Scream: Killer Cuts” Infectious Groovies “Take You On A Ride” J.J. Johnston & Kai Winding “Stonebone” Judas Priest “Sad Wings of Destiny” Lil’ Kim “9” Makeup & Vanity Set “Heart of Batman” Obsessed “Incarnate Ultimate Edition” Keith Richards “Hate It When You Leave” Rolling Stones “Metamorphasis UK” Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Thank Me” Soul Asylum “Hurry Up And Wait” Specials “Dubs” Sumy “Funkin’ In Your Mind” Toto “Live In Tokyo 1980” Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Sountrack Double Whammy!: A 1960’s Garage Rock Rave-Up Lethal Weapon Original Soundtrack Rough Guide To Brazilian Psychedelia Wick Records Presents The Battle of the Bands Vol. 1 Vitamin String Quartet Performs Lana Del Rey Who “Quick Live One” Frank Zappa “You Can’t Do That On Stage” Warren Zevon “Greatest Hits”
As how Record Store Day usually goes, each exclusive release will be available in very limited copies (we only ordered one of each one this time, sorry). They will be available on first-come first serve basis. After the full day is over we will be listing leftovers online on our Discogs page.
A LOT just happened yesterday and we are still trying to recuperate from all of it. For now though, here is our best shot at offering a RECAP of the pinball tournament’s final round, our “virtual cash mob”, and our big new game reveal.
The Virtual Cash Mob was a great success. Thank you to all who purchased items or just tuned in, and thank you to Downtown Springfield Inc. for giving us the opportunity to do that. Our online store from that is now taken down, so if you missed out on those deals we are sorry. Maybe we will do it again sometime. And maybe some tie-dye shirts will make their way into our store eventually.
As for the great Downtown Pinball Tournament of 2020, PRAIRIE ARCHIVES is the winner after winning two out of three games in the game “Blackout” against Craft Beer Bar. Congratulations to Robb and Prairie Archives, who took home the glass trophy made by the SAA Collective. Thank you to all 30+ businesses that participated in this whole tournament, this whole thing turned out better and more fun than we ever could have imagined. You can bet we’ll be doing this again next year, maybe with some tweaks.
Robb got to pull back the curtain on a brand new pinball game in our arcade which turned out to be TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2020). This game has a built in high definition TV screen, a spinning magnetic pizza, six balls, and is some next-level material.
Earlier this week a video was released by On The Move With Reco Hill – a new local video series which has mostly featured video interviews orchestrated by Reco Hill and filmed by Elijah Settles.
The new video is of some featured performances by some newer up-and-coming local hip hop artists, entitled the “OTM Freshman Class 2020 Cypher.” It was filmed inside of our own space (the closest thing we have had to a show here since March), and you can check that out streaming on the player embedded below. Also check out the On The Move With Reco Hillyoutube page for more videos right here.
We have a lot happening for this “Virtual Cash Mob” live video that’s going on tomorrow at noon, and we realize that a lot of you might be confused or have no idea what’s going on. That is okay. We are here to try to explain more today.
Here is what you need to know: tomorrow (Thursday) at NOON, there will be a live video on the Downtown Springfield, Inc. facebook page. From there, and also on our own facebook page there will be a link to an online store where we will be listing exclusive deals and products for a limited time. We do not have that link right now, because that store does not go live until noon tomorrow. Don’t worry, if you are following the live stream, there will be links to each product as we list them out and talk about them.
Many of these products will be limited (such as most of the records), so they will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Other products there are more than one of (such as orange tie-dye t-shirts, which we printed ten of) (but still fairly limited).
It might be handy to have our online store pulled up on a computer, and the live video playing from a separate tab or phone screen. (Just a little tip, not necessary to participate)!
When you are purchasing an item from us through the cash mob, local pickup, local delivery ($2 extra), and shipping ($4.90) will be an option for most items. These options will be available at checkout.
All of these items will be available for a full 24 hours. So we will leave up everything we don’t sell during the live video on the online store until Friday at noon. After that leftover items will just be going into our store where you can purchase them in person (however some items may have different prices at that point).
So what’s going on for the final round of the PINBALL TOURNAMENT??? The two final businesses going head to head are Prairie Archives and Craft Beer Bar. This will likely happen at 12:30pm, and all apart of the same live video. They will be playing the best two out of three games in BLACKOUT (pinball game) and we have a trophy for the winner. The winner will also be revealing a new pinball game in the arcade.
Welcome to another Tornado Drill Tuesday here at Dumb Records! You know the drill, there are plenty of good new and used LPs, 12″ singles, CDs, and more hitting the shelves. Here is a list of some of those. Also of course don’t forget we have a big “Virtual Cash Mob” going live on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page this Thursday at noon where we will be offering many great exclusive deals on more records, turntables, LPs, shirts, and some more surprises!!! We’ll have more info on that and also the third Record Store Day “drop date” also happening later this month very very soon!! Alright, let’s take a look at what’s new in this week:
New LPs Black Kites – Songs Written While Things Were Chainging Change – Closer Still Deftones – Ohms Germs – Cat’s Claus Guns N Roses – Greatest Hits Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ In The Moonlight Iron Maiden – Powerslave Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual Knuckle Puck – 20/20 Lana Del Rey – Violet Bent Backwards Mac Miller – Kids Napalm Death – Utopia Banished Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For Space Semisonic – Feeling Strangely Fine Sufjan Stevens – The Asension The Weeknd – After Hours
Used LPs The Andrews Sisters – Too Shy Bing Crosby – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Bloodrock – Whirlwind Tongues The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz Impressions of Eurasia David Houston – A Loser’s Cathedral The Doobie Brothers – The Best of the Doobies Vol. II Earl Bostic – Harlem Nocturn Erroll Garner – The One And Only Gene Pitney – Only Love Can Break A Heart Gentle Giant – Free Hand Gong – Expresso II Grateful Dead – Wake of the Flood Gregg Allman – Laid Back Focus – Focus III George Wright – The Genius of George Wright Grover Washington, Jr. – Anthology Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – South of the Border Ian Hunter – Welcome To The Club: Live Jackie Gleason – Music For Lovers Only José Melis – A Dance Party With Juice Newton – Juice King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues in Aspic King Crimson – Earthbound The Kinks – Sleepwalker Lenny Dee – The Lenny Dee Tour Linda Ronstadt – Hasten Down The Wind Lynyrd Skynyrd – Best of the Rest Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors Mystic Moods Orchestra English Muffins Nancy Sinatra – Country, My Way Peppermint Rainbow – Will You Be Staying After Sunday Ramsey Lewis – Mother Nature’s Son Redd Foxx – Wild Party The Rolling Stones – Aftermath Sammy Davis Jr – Spotlight On… Stee Hackett – Please, Don’t Touch! Sting – The Dream of the Blue Turtles Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever Tanya Tucker – Strong Enough To Bend Various – Tribute to Steve Goodman Yes – Yessongs
12” Singles EPMD – Never Seen Before Kajagoogoo – Too Shy NV – Let Me Do You
New / Used CDs Attic Salt – Get Wise Bottom Bracket – I Don’t Care Enough To Stay Brand New – Daisy Charlie Byrd – Great Guitars / Straight Tracks David Gray – White Ladder Deana Carter – Did I Shave My Legs For This? Diamond Rio – Diamond Rio Echo & The Bunnymen – Evergreen Enter Shikari – Take To The Skies Fort Minor – The Rising Tied Hoodoo Gurus – Bite The Bullet Hospital Job – The Believer Hospital Job – Never Get Cold Ja Rule – The Last Temptation Judgement Night – Music From The Motion Picture June Tabor – Aleyn Juice – Original Soundtrack Lil’ Flip – Underground Legend Mates of State – My Solo Project Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral Pennywise – Wildcard / A Word From The Wise Pennywise – Straight Ahead Puya – Union Rawkus Presents – Soundbombing II Rusted Root – Welcome To My Party Rusted Root – Remember Snoop Dogg – Greatest Hits Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell Too $hort – Shorty The Pimp Various – So So Def Bass All Stars Various – Inside Out Studio Premier Collection Vince Gill – The Key Vitamin String Quartet – Tribute To R.E.M. Wanda – Live! At Third Man Records