September 12, 2019
MONROE STREET FESTIVAL - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH:
Join us this Saturday from 9:30AM - 5PM for the 42nd annual Monroe Street Festival / Sidewalk Sale.
It's one of the most exciting days on the Strictly Discs calendar, as we roll out tens of thousands of CDs, LPs, cassettes and 45s, all priced at next to nothing, and ripe for digging.
We've also got a hoarder's paradise of music-related books and tons of DVDs covering a whole range of niches.
We will be set up on both sides of our corner at Harrison and Monroe.
Bring your boxes and bags and remember we have an express register outside for cash sales!
Swing over to our Instagram or Facebook page and enter to win a test pressing of the new Goo Goo Dolls album Miracle Pill!
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, we've crammed the New Arrivals full of classic rock, pop, and jazz this go round. Check out some classic, rare Beatles LPs plus a nice trove of bootlegs and live recordings from the Fab 4. Great ones are in from Led Zeppelin, ELO, Wings, Alice Cooper, BTO, the Dave Clark Five, Beau Brummels, the Kinks, Pink Floyd, the Who, Chuck Berry, Cream, Dylan, the Ventures, Badfinger, and Sleepy Hollow.
We’re busy getting everything prepped for Monroe Street Fest, but we’ve found time to squeeze in a healthy batch of used discs. The unquestioned highlights this week are the eight Leonard Cohen slim paper editions, comprising part of a Columbia box set. Look out for a six-pack of titles from Savoy Brown, along with nearly the entirety of the effortlessly elegant Sade’s discography. We continue to be blessed with more Bowie; this week it’s “Young Americans,” “Aladinn Sane,” and “The Man Who Sold the World.” Acid-damaged weirdness is abundant courtesy of Skip Spence, Spirit, Soft Machine and Soup, and yes, it is coincidence they all start with ‘s.’ We have a trio of Roxy Music albums, a pair of Peter Green affiliated works – one with the Mac, one apart – as well as stray shots from Laura Nyro, George Harrison, Television, Jack White and Bon Iver. There’s lighter quantities of jazz, soul and rap but still great stuff like the expanded version of Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly,” “Mama’s Gun” by Erykah Badu and the two “Genius of Modern Music” volumes cut for Blue Note by Thelonious Monk.
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OTHERS TALK BACK:
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Frankie Cosmos - “Close It Quietly” Frankie Cosmos is really just a vehicle for Greta Kline. She is the sole songwriter, arranger guitarist and lead vocalist. It may be hard to believe, but this is her fourth album in five years. That is an astronomical release rate for this decade. Most artists now seem to take three or four years between albums. And songs seem to flow out of Ms. Kline like water. “Close It Quietly” boasts a phenomenal twenty-one songs. And the songs that flow are really very good. Most deal with the painful process of growing emotionally through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love. Musically think of nineties heroes like Julianna Hatfield, Belly and Throwing Muses, but just a bit more idiosyncratic and a bit more twenty-first century. The quality of “Close It Quietly is as good as the other three albums. I think that it is obvious that Frankie Cosmos/Greta Kline is an artist that one should watch and listen to closely. - Ted
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Will, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Andy, Mark, Jack, Eric & Mike