Email February 8, 2018
VALENTINE'S DAY SALE:
It's almost Valentines Day, Strictly Discs shoppers. If you forgot, you're welcome! We thought about writing love poems to each of our customers, or buying chocolates for all of you, but let's get real. What you truly want is a sale! So, starting today, Saturday, and running through Wednesday the 14th, all new LPs, CDs & equipment be 14% OFF!
This sale is only for you, our beloved mailing list recipients, so please mention the Valentine's discount at the counter before you check out and -*poof*- savings!
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
USED VINYL ALERT:
Moving downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we have a seriously, honest to goodness, near-miracle of a high grade collection for you to check out. Continuing with our momentum so far this year, this set of records goes especially deep on the soul, jazz, and blues areas, but don't worry, all of your favorite styles get a rep or two this week!
Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, April 10th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM. Save the date for May 8th!
RECORD STORE DAY 2018 - SAVE THE DATE:
Save the date - April 21st, 2018 is Record Store Day (RSD) 2018!
OTHERS TALK BACK:
This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.
Roxy Music – “Roxy Music” This is a reissue of their first album, remastered with a separate disc containing fourteen BBC sessions. When this album was released in 1972 it must have sounded to the average music fan, like that band had come from Venus to live and play on Earth. Much like Bowie, Roxy Music reset music from the prog and metal that was popular at the time. To a certain extent Roxy Music was a return to rock and roll from the fifties and early sixties, but fused with decidedly avant-garde sounds. The band also looked like they were from Venus, with an off-the wall but sophisticated sense of style. The original album has never sounded better, and there is an attached twenty-five page booklet detailing the formation of the band and the recording of the album. The BBC sessions are the real treasure of the release. Five of the sessions include Davy O’List, formerly of the Nice with Keith Emerson. Mr. O’List’s playing is much more 1972 rock and roll than Phil Manzanera’s playing after Mr. O’List left the band shortly before recording this album. Mr. O’List’s playing gives the song a different feel than the songs on the album. All of the tracks from the album, with the exception of one, are tackled on the four BBC sessions, with many of the BBC session cuts being longer than the album proper cuts. Any self-respecting Roxy Music fan will absolutely have to have this release, along with any fan of seventies and glitter rock. Although sometimes lumped in with glitter rock, Roxy Music was always much more than a typical glitter band. Even today “Virginia Plain,” their first single, still sounds as astounding as it did those decades ago. - Ted Talks
The James Hunter Six – “Whatever It Takes” Mr. Hunter has been playing since the mid-eighties. He was involved with Van Morrison for several years before he struck out on his own some twenty years ago. His first release in the US only came out in 2006. This is Mr. Hunter’s second album for Daptone Records. The obvious point of reference for Mr. Hunter would be rhythm and blues and soul from approximately 1958 to 1962. Mr. Hunter has the sound down to perfection and his careworn vocals mirror the vocalists of the era. What Mr. Hunter has, but which most soul revivalists don’t possess, is an ability to write killer songs that rank with some of the best of the era. It is quite astounding when a 55 year old Englishman can rival some of the best from the r&b and soul era. You will certainly find that on “Whatever It Takes.” - Ted Talks