Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TVD Weekly Wax | The Replacements

To be fair, I've been asking myself if I'd have been able to recognize the potential that The Replacements eventually exhibited on latter releases from these earlier tracks today (which harbor some live surprises, so download liberally.)

I'd have enjoyed their live sets, as ramshackled as they were, but could I have foreseen some of the brilliance realized on 'Let It Be' and 'Tim' as we'll get to in the coming days?

Trouser Press again: "When Hootenanny combined blues, power pop, folk, country, straight-ahead rock, surf (or, more accurately, ski) and punk in a way few hardcore bands could even imagine, people started taking notice. Stink's "Fuck School" gave way to "Color Me Impressed," a wise and soaring rock number about getting drunk and being bored by trendinistas that sounded pretty incongruous next to "Run It," a paean to beating red lights. Amid the roaring emergency of "Take Me Down to the Hospital" and the wacky Beatlesque collage of "Mr. Whirly," Westerberg reached into his bag of solo heartstoppers for a naked (yet never sappy) confession of loneliness, "Within Your Reach." A great album that hints at a broad and deep future for a band once thought to be just a bunch of crazy kids."

The Replacements - Take Me Down To The Hospital (Mp3)
The Replacements - Mr. Whirly (Mp3)
The Replacements - Color Me Impressed (Mp3)
The Replacements - Run It (Mp3)
The Replacements - Hayday (Mp3)
The Replacements - Within Your Reach (Mp3)

LP Cover Lover and The Vinyl District team to give you the shirt right off our backs!

It's certainly no mystery to us that the readership here at TVD is one creative bunch, and as such we've teamed up with our good pals over at LP Cover Lover, the web's premier site for the appreciation of the diverse and often quite bizarre world of album cover art, to give you the shirt right off our collective backs.

We're inviting readers of both blogs to supply the best caption to the album cover below - “Jungla” by Leo Soto on Musart. The brightest, wittiest commenter will win a men’s or woman’s LP Cover Lover T-shirt as shown above, courtesy of LP Cover Lover and The Vinyl District.

Head on over to LP Cover Lover to leave your winning caption in the comments section to the TVD/LPCL contest and we'll choose a winner this coming Friday, 1/16.

Now, who's got your back?

Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams (Mp3)

Radiohead singles to be reissued on vinyl

The band's hits and an obscure EP are set for release
Twelve Radiohead singles are reportedly set to be reissued on limited-edition vinyl.

After reissuing several of Radiohead's albums on vinyl last year, Capitol Records intends to release a handful of the band's singles on 180-gram vinyl, reports Atease.

The vinyl covers will feature the original 5" CD artwork printed as a sticker on the record jackets. They singles are due out on April 21 in the US, but can be pre-ordered now via Insound.

The titles to be reissued are 'The Drill EP', 'Creep', 'My Iron Lung', 'Just', 'Fake Plastic Trees', 'High And Dry', 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)', 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police', 'No Surprises', 'Pyramid Song', 'There There' and '2+2=5'.

(Via NME)

Radiohead - No Surprises (Mp3)