VMP May Newsletter/Member Store Picks

vinyl junkies vmp vj Vinyl Me, Please Newsletter - May 2017

Our Vinyl Junkies Live broadcasts have proven to be quite popular! Awesome, glad you’re enjoying them. Most of it isn’t directly related to VMP so I’ve edited down the bits that do. I wouldn’t call these “reviews” per se; I just ramble on about music and share personal anecdotes. Hope you enjoy them.

 Here’s a full list of titles from the May VMP Member Store (Opens May 16th). Notes/suggestions are there, I don’t bother writing about what I don’t know but there’s some real beauties to choose from!  Here are some favorites:

<>MEMBER STORE EXCLUSIVES<>

  • Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter (Clear Vinyl w/ Black Smoke, LTD to 600) (MUSIC)

    • (If you’ve watched 20 Feet from Stardom on Netflix, you’ll recognize Merry Clayton as the female voice on Gimme Shelter.  She’s also worked with Ray Charles, Lynyrd Skynyrd,  Neil Young, even Elvis Presley. Her resume as a backup singer never really led to any personal success within the music industry, despite having released a half dozen solo albums.  This here is the first time her debut solo album has ever been reissued, since 1970.  It flopped commercially.  Big deal. It’s an amazing album and commercial success don’t mean shit.  Recommended, especially for fans of deep soul/funk and Rolling Stones completists) Big props to VMP for picking this one up.
  • Noga Erez – Off the Radar (Transparent Blue Vinyl, LTD to 500) (MUSIC)
  • Daniel Norgren – Skogens Frukter (Northern Lights Vinyl, LTD to 1,000) (MUSIC) 

READ: The World’s Greatest David Bowie Fan’s Top 100 Songs

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<>CURATED NEW RELEASES<>                      

  • Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child (MUSIC)      
    • New Willie.  No need to go further.  Paypal murder, but you need.  Willie don’t make bad music.           
  • Sam Amidon – The Following Mountain (MUSIC)                                      
  • Tops – Sugar at the Gate (Yell-O Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • Whitney – You’ve Got a Woman / Gonna Hurry 12” EP (MUSIC)
  • Woods – Love is Love (Translucent Gold Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • Helado Negro – Private Energy (2LP, Expanded Edition) (MUSIC)
  • Beach Fossils – Somersault (Red Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • Don Bryant – Don’t Give Up on Love (Marbled Violet Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • She-Devils – She-Devils (MUSIC)
  • Hoops – Routines (MUSIC)
  • Land of Talk – Life After Youth (MUSIC)
  • Nick Hakim – Green Twins (MUSIC)
  • Serpentwithfeet – Blisters ep (Maroon Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • Girlpool – Powerplant (Translucent Red Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • Wavves – You’re Welcome (Blue Vinyl) (MUSIC)
  • (Sandy) Alex G – Rocket (MUSIC)
  • Superorganism – It’s All Good / No One Cares 7” (MUSIC)
  • Joe Goddard – Electric Lines (MUSIC)
  • John Moreland – Big Bad Luv (MUSIC)
  • Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man (Loser Edition) (MUSIC)
  • Benjamin Booker – Witness (Ltd. Edition Blue Vinyl) (MUSIC)



<>CURATED REISSUES<>

  • Funkadelic – Live at Meadowbrook 1971 (MUSIC)

    • Funk-psych killer!  I go into the back story of this album in the vid above.  Plus, it’s released by Tidal Waves Music.  They do vinyl right.
  • Digable Planets – Blowout Comb (MUSIC)

    • CLASSIC 90’s hip hop, chock full of smoky vibes n’ jazzy beats.  Serious, serious album for the headz among you.  More deets in the vid.
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (200g, 45 RPM, Analogue Productions Pressing) (MUSIC)

    • Analogue Productions = highest audiophile quality.  Can’t miss, buy with confidence.
  • Massive Attack – Mezzanine (MUSIC)
  • The Notorious B.I.G. – Life after Death (3LP) (MUSIC)                                              
  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2LP, 50th Anniversary Edition) (MUSIC)                                                                                                
  • Charles Manson – Sings (Red Vinyl) (MUSIC)                                                        
  • Sia – Some People Have Real Problems (MUSIC)
  • New Members of the Purple Sage – Powerglide (MUSIC)
  • MC5 – The Motor City Five (Blue/Burgundy Marbled Vinyl, Numbered) 

<>BOX SETS<>

  • GAS – Narkopop (3LP + CD Box Set) (MUSIC)

    • Ambient electronic goodness doesn’t get much better, Eno/Aphex Twin level excellence.  Listen to the link above, imagine 6 sides of that while you hit the bong.
  • Various Artists – The Bob’s Burgers Music Album (3LP, Colored Vinyl +7″ Deluxe Box Set) (MUSIC)
  • Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! (VR Vinyl Box Set) (MUSIC)