The Summer That Keeps Giving, Now Now Now, and 2 Great Gigs For Cork!

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well out there..

The summer keeps giving and giving doesnt it in fairness.. The poor record shop owners and the poor farmers though… Spare a thought lads as ye justify and ye dignify yer spotify, over yer barbequed “horse meat”  burgers… Spare a thought for the farmers and the record shop owners.
Moz… You can use a bit of that kid if you want.. (Sing it in yer heads Moz style)

All tongues removed from cheeks at the end of the day… June was the second best month of the year so far after the headiness of April… So look rock on Rocco.

Was at RUFUS WAINWRIGHT there on Monday night gone in da’operaa house… Jays he was impressive, savage pianist and a hell of a singer, a hell of a live singer… Wow like…and I liked him, he was engaging and the 95 or so minutes slipped by nicely… Very enjoyable I must say… Songs I knew by him, songs I didn’t know, new songs and a couple of Cohen covers… Slipping from piano to guitar seamlessly all evening… For a solo gig it was up there  I thought… Very good.

Right so, time to start selling stuff to ye… The fleet isn’t solar powered you know like… In the shop today are new albums by THE JAYHAWKS, DRAKE, DEAFHEAVEN, RICK ASTLEY, ALFRED HITCHCOCK as well as reissues by JASON ISBELL, THE LIBERTINES, THE NATIONAL, THE ROLLING STONES, ERIC B & RAKIM, CSN, TOM WAITS, GORILLAZ.

The Gorillaz “Demon Days”, STONES Newest one from the “From the Vault” series, WAITS “Foreign Affair”, and the JASON ISBELL should go well… I have a feeling the Isbell LP is pushed back or delayed though.

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Right so releases for the 20th… I suppose I have to start with NOW 100… I suppose we all probably bought a Now in our lifetime, so it is a bit of a symbolic one… NOW started in late 1983 and was pressed on vinyl until Now 35 IN 1996… Our humble corporation sold it’s first Now in 2001, and that was NOW 48… So we have seen 51 or so Now’s come and go… Easter, Summer, Christmas each year for 17 years… It was a total no brainer until quite recently… Buy 100, sell 100 and probably easily 30 or 40 more… No brainer, no bother… NOW 99 was the weakest performing Now of the 51 previous… I think some fella at some point said the times they are a changin…. I do feel a strange affinity with it though….. It’s a chart compilation Raymond, get a grip boy… I did use the word strange to be fair at the end of the day.

DRAKE’s new album is moved forward to the 13th so I never mentioned last week… Fifth studio album called “Scorpion”.

NOW 1, speaking of Nows, gets a CD and LP reprint… Uni also have the new KANYE WEST album on CD and LP… Nice to see this released as I don’t think the last album ever had a physical birth… Not exactly good for my business when something doesn’t get a physical birth.

Theres is a limited edition P.I.L. Boxset coming out… 6LP or 5CD/DVD.

To coincide with the release of a career-spanning documentary film about Public Image Ltd titled The Public Image Is Rotten, we’re pleased to announce a career boxset coming in the form of 5CD/2DVD and 6LP. This box set ‘The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart)’ will feature the PiL Singles Collection, B-sides, Rarities and Radio Sessions, 12” Mixes, Unreleased Mixes and Tracks + a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD will include PiL promo videos + some live footage from the BBC’s Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. Just in case that wasn’t enough, we’ve also included two live concerts, the first Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in Estonia 1988 and the 2013’s Enmore Theatre in Australia.

LASTLY UNI have some nice reissues on vinyl including TONE LOC, FRANK ZAPPA and SAM COOKE.

One more week to pre-order the new TROJAN “50th Anniversary” box set out on the 27th folks.. Lovely set.. 4LP, 6CD, 2 x 7”, albums, covers book, patch and slip mat.. Best price of 100EUR on this one.. Will have a bag of goodies to go with any pre-order

Warner for the 20th have some LP reissues by ALICE COOPER, AMORPHIS, DEATH, JOHN FOGERTY and EPICA… They also have the vinyl version of the new debut by ANNE MARIE, who supported ED SHEERAN down Da Pairc and who bucked the trend a good bit this year by selling quite a lot of CD copies.

Pias for the 20th of July have the reissue of SWANS “Soundtracks for the Blind” the last album before the Sabbatical… Mid 90s i’d say it was out… available as a 3CD or 4LP job.. First timer on vinyl for this… TY SEGALL and WHITE FENCE have a new album called “Joy” as well as a new album by PRAM and some really nice JOANNA NEWSOM cassette reissues..

I was down at KRAFTWERK last night… Well two nights ago as ye read this.. I tiredly one finger tap this every thursday night… It started slowly I thought, but was excellent from about the half an hour mark on… 2 hours i’d say… Great show, the 3-D thing worked really well…n Now weather they were watching the match or peppa pig up on stage, I can’t say… But I really enjoyed it… No sound issue for me… Half full maybe a bit more… In comparison to Alanis…which was jammed….

As regards the match… Ta siad ag dul abhaile… I be honest, I thought they would get over the Croatians but not to be after a dream start… By all accounts the better team won. I have mentioned Croatia once or twice on these pages but I think France have probably grown to be the best team in the tournament…  But you never know… It’s a cup final.

Sony for the 20th have THE INTERNET album.

Proper for the 20th have a nice indie vinyl compilation called Anthems…

The Orchard for the 20th of July have the new POWERWOLF album.

ROM for the 20th have a 3LP GOLDIE compilation.

Sin é for this week folks from a tired Mz HQ..

Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt

Ray
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