Record Store Day Black Friday November 27th, 2020

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.

Activator October 2020 Issue Available Now

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!

Fly Rich: “Damn!”

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.

Check out Fly Rich’s youtube channel for more music.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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

Record Store Day “Drop Date” #3 on Saturday, October 24th

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.

Pinball Tournament Final Round RECAP

photo by Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal Register

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.

On The Move With Reco Hill: “Freshman Class 2020 Cypher”

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 Hill youtube page for more videos right here.

More Info On Tomorrow’s Virtual Cash Mob + Pinball Final Round

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.

Be sure to tune in to the Downtown Springfield, Inc. facebook page tomorrow at noon!

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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