Thursday, May 02, 2013

Primitive Sound System & Chuck Daly at D.C.'s Tavern - Thursday May 2 from 9:30PM to Closing

Hello Y'all,
I don't think I have been this busy in a very long time.  I didn't get to do a gig drawing which bums me out but I did have time to hit some stores on Record Store Day.  Many, many years ago I read that there were more songs recorded when Husker Du did the sessions for the "Statues" 7-inch.  "Statues" wasn't the breakneck bulldozer that was soon to come on Land Speed Record.  Ironically it leaned more towards what later became their own version of Hardcore, a more Pop or well crafted song played at double-timed speeds.  I picked up "Statues" about a year after it came out and it promptly made appearances on almost every mixed tape I ever made. At one point I read that the remaining songs were to come out possibly on the B-side of a 12-inch but that never happened.  Recently I read that the two songs, "Writer's Cramp," and "Let's Go Die" would finally be released by Numero Group as a 10" on Record Store Day 2013.  Despite all of my dislikes for Record Store Day there was no way I was going to miss out on this release.  I contacted a few local stores and both Iris Records in Jersey City and Tunes in Hoboken said they ordered the single.  I queued up at Tunes at around 8:30AM and made it inside where I was able to get a copy.  It certainly did not disappoint.  Later that day I got to spin a set at Iris and pick up a few more things including a couple of records I have been looking for, for a long while.  If Wretched Store Day is truly about your local record shop than Iris and Tunes are definitely two of my favorites.

As seems to be the routine each of these vinyl holidays, stores and patrons alike wish that the releases could be ordered and then pressed in numbers so that the actual customers that frequent the store can purchase the releases from their favorite record store.  This way they wouldn't have to beat the sharks and assholes that just buy as much as they can, from as many stores as they can get to and then dump the records on eBay.  I assume these are the same assholes that call records, vinyls.    

I have way too many record stores that are or have been my "favorite" to list them all.  I have been able to find amazing records on every vacation I have been on or touring around with my band.  Anyone who ever thought vinyl was dead never really collected records or appreciated how much better analog is to digital.  If you are anywhere near Hudson County make sure you stop at both Iris and Tunes.  If you enjoy both White Man(n)as equally then make sure you also hit The Record King while in Hackensack.  Proof of the enduring nature of the format a friend is opening a shop upstate New York in a few weeks - Clockwork Records 6 Spring St, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706.

Larry the Hunter will keep pouring you drinks until the music stops.  It's like the most dizzying game of musical chairs ever.  It's been a few months since Chuck has been at the tables so this should be a good one.

See you there.

- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Thursday, May 2nd - 9PM to Closing
Pat. James Longo - Primitive Sound System
Chuck Daly - DJ YouCan'tPutALabelOnMe

D.C.'s Tavern
505 8th Street
Between Jefferson and Madison
Hoboken, New Jersey
PH: 201-792-5550


Some new records…


Nick Drake - (S/T compilation)  (Island Records Ltd. cat. 3732604)

Big Star - "Nothing Can Hurt Me"  (Omnivore Recordings cat. OVLP - 61 (Orange Vinyl))

The dB's - "Revolution of The Mind"  (Orange Sound cat. ORA 1012 (Clr Orange Vinyl))

Karriem Riggins - "Alone Together" Record 1 & 2  (Stones Throw cat. STH 2296 & 2297)

CSC Funk Band - Funkincense"  (Electric Cowbell Records cat. ECR 707)

Wyldlife - "Time Has Come To Rock & Roll"

Mary Lou Williams - "Zoning"  (Mary Records Inc. cat. M103)

Golden Void - S/T  (Thrill Jockey cat. THRILL 318)

Metz - S/T  (Sub Pop cat. SP 1015)


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Animal X"  (Kobalt Label Services cat. LC 29472 (Pic Disc))

Sir Douglas Quintet - "Interpreta en Espanol"  (Smash / Mercury cat. S2 - 268)

dB's - "Picture Sleeve" b/w "Write Back"  (Orange Sound cat. ORA1011)

Roky Erickson and the Aliens - "Mine, Mine, Mind" b/w "Bloody Hammer"  (Light In The Attic cat. LITA 45-027 (Pink Vinyl))

JD McPherson - "Fire Bug" b/w "A Gentle Awakening"  (Rounder / HiStyle cat. 1161 876-1 (Red Vinyl))

Sir Doug Espaniol

Husker Du - "Amusement" & "Statues" b/w "Writer's Cramp" & Let's Go Die"  (Numero Records cat. 25764 17047)

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - "The Bottle" b/w "Your Daddy Loves You"  (Charly cat. CHARLY 115 S (Ltd Ed of 300 on Green vinyl)

Mike Watt + The Black Gang - "Rebel Girl" b/w "30 Days In The Hole"  (Org Music cat. ORGM - 2001)

The Rolling Stones - "Five By Five"  (ABKCO cat. 8936)

Elvis Costello - "Live at Hollywood High" ep  (Record Store Day release ltd ed No. 0660)

Golden Void - "Rise to the Out of Reach" b/w "Smiling Raven"  (Thrill Jockey cat. THRILL 332)

Big Star - "In The Street" b/w "When My Baby's Beside Me"  (Ardent cat. ADA 2902)

Dusty Springfield - "Am I The Same Girl? (Soulful Strut)" b/w "Earthbound Gypsy"  (Philips cat. 326 996BF (w/ Pic Slv))

Lyn Collins - "Mama Feelgood" b/w "Fly Me To The Moon"  (People cat.PE 618)