Wednesday, April 29, 2009

There's GOLD in them thar LP's!!!

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Stock prices are down. Real estate has hit rock bottom. BUT if you still have you vinyl copy of Arrogance's "Lively" it could be time to cash in!! I was checking on some items on eBay and came across an auction for this classic LP and the price... Buy It Now for $227.77! Click here if you don't believe me! Uh.... NO I am not the seller. It is complete... has the "Dogbreath" EP and the sheet from Notorious listing the other merchandise for sale. Now don't every body flood the market at once. That will just bring the price down! Then we'll have an LP recession and have to get a bailout. (Hmm... I may have just figured out a way to make some dough!) High prices for certain LPs and CDs aren't uncommon. A few years ago an IRS copy of Let's Active's Afoot/Cypress CD was going for nearly $200. The price came down to earth once this was re-released on the "Collectors Choice" label, where it is still available. Now... if $227.77 is a bit steep and you just want clean copies of the songs you can buy them at a VERY reasonable price from the Comboland Radio Music Store. Every Arrogance recording, except "Suddenly", is available as a high quality MP3 download.

I also found a vinyl copy of "Rumors" from Arrogance for sale at a more reasonable 19.99. The listing says the LP features the "ULTRA RARE MONSTER DRUM BREAK LP **LISTEN". Someone may need to educate me on this as it is new to me! The 5'11" CD is on eBay for $75, and there are several "Suddenly" LP's available but at very low prices. This seems odd as "Suddenly" is the Arrogance recording I get the most questions about, yet I see vinyl copies on eBay on a frequent basis. I bought a sealed copy a few years ago for 9.99.

And there is a vinyl copy of "Give Us A Break" for sale. Now this is rare and the price is $300. Again, if you just want the songs this LP is available as and MP3 download from the Comboland Radio Music Store and includes both sides of the extremely rare first Arrogance single.

So if you have a working turntable there are a few LPs available that you might be interested in. If not you may be sitting on a gold mine!

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Gigs!!!!

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I just stumbled across this.... The Yayhoos are playing at Slim's Downtown in Raleighwood Saturday night, April 25th! This is one of the band's Terry Anderson plays with and they are HOT! I wish I could be there.... It will be packed so get there early!

The Embarrassing Fruits are playing in Wilmington TONIGHT at the Soapbox Laundro Lounge.

There will be a Cirkus reunion May 8th at The Brewery in Raleigh. This should be fun!!

Hear ALL of these bands and MANY others anytime on Comboland Radio!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dillon Fence Plays The Cradle!!

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Dillon Fence fans need to head to the Cat's Cradle this Saturday Night for the Mammoth Records 21st Birthday Party. Greg Humphreys and his band mates are getting together for the celebration! There will be other Mammoth artists appearing so go to the Cat's Cradle web site to get the info. Get tickets there too.

Greg has some additional gigs coming up both solo and with Hobex. 2 of the Hobex gigs are in Raleigh at The Brennan Station Concert Series on Saturday May 2nd, then at Bandtogether on June 6th at/in front of the Lincoln Theater. to to the Hobex web site and Greg's site for even more, including a stream of his most recent release "Trunk Songs".

Email me updates on what you have going on and I'll gladly pass the word. My crazy day job makes it nearly impossible at this point in time for me to search out info like this.

And... listen to Comboland Radio. Tell all of your friends and fans too so we can promote ALL of our music.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Spongetones CD!!!

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The Spongetones have a new CD out!!! The title is "Scrambled Eggs" and is on Jamie Hoover's "Loaded Goat" records. 13 cuts of new Spongetones material... and it's fab indeed!! Grab it from CD Baby along with other great Cd's from the Spongetones. My 2 faves are "All The Loving" and "Lost Weekend". As usual the musicianship and production on Scrambled Eggs is superb. Jamie Hoover has had a ton of practice in his production techniques but I continue to be amazed at how good his records sound. Even going back to the Sugarcreek stuff he did with Mark Williams his records have a rockin' sound that is not overdone. Loud but not harsh... full but not squashed. They sound great! Jamie is a prolific songwriter too and just keeps coming up with cool lyrics and great hooks. If you are new to the Comboland scene and the Spongetones the new record is a great place to start. Then you can start seeking out their catalogue items and Jamie's solo work, The Van Deleckies, The Jump Rabbits (with Don Dixon and Jim Brock) and you won't find a stinker in the bunch! Get Scrambled Eggs from the Spongetones today from CD Baby.

Comboland Radio is also playing new cuts from Hammer No More The Finger's new CD "Looking For Bruce". This is the second release from the 3 piece group from Durham. Their first CD got a bunch of airplay on CR and we are currently playing two cuts from the new CD in our "heavy current" rotation. This is a band you should have no trouble seeing live as their show schedule seems never-ending. Go to their MySpace page and just look at all of the gigs they have lined up between now and July.

I got an email from the Facebook Group for the dB's announcing that Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey will have a CD release show on June 27th at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill. hERE aND nOW is coming put on Bar None Records and if the taste of it we got from the arrogance @ 40 show is any indication it should be great! Someone on the dB's message board gave a URL to a "micro-site" for the CD, and from there is a link to a new site Peter appears to be working on.

The Olympic Ass Kickin' Team has a batch of new shows to announce. Check out Terry's blog, the Doublenaught Records site or the MySpace page for details. I continue to enjoy the new "National Champions" CD and have turned on several folks to it. And they have actually gone to the website and purchased the CD!!! Uh... no I don't make copies for people because the bands/artists actually use the money they make on CD's to enable them to make new music for future CD's/downloads. And remember the CD "officially" goes on sale at Amazon tomorrow (April 21st).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HNMTF - The OAK Team - The Othermothers!!!!

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The new CD from Hammer No More The Fingers is now out and available from the usual places. (I still prefer Amazon for downloads.) They have had some of the new cuts playing on their MySpace page for awhile so you may have heard some of the tunes already. Great CD!! Go download it now. Not only will you add some great tunes to your collection but you'll help out a great local band as well. You might even become a fan and decide to go see one of their many appearances! HNMTF is very active and usually playing somewhere. Maybe that's one of the reasons the level of musicianship is so good on their recordings. Download "Looking For Bruce" today!!

Speaking of Amazon I got an email from them today alerting me of the new CD from "Terry Anderson and The Olympic Ass Kickin' Team". They said I could pre-order it from them for the April 21st release date. I hope that went to a ton of their customers. Of course WE all know that the CD is already available directly from Doublenaught Records. This is another "must have" CD from a Comboland band.

The Othermothers are back!!!! Their lone LP "No Place Like Home" on the "Making Waves" label is a staple on Comboland Radio. They were early supporters of Comboland Radio and continue to keep us as a top friend. I really hate I will have to miss this show. It is April 11th (this Saturday... at least from the time this note was written) at The Green Bean on South Elm Street in Greensboro. Go see them!!

And remember these great bands and TONS of others are heard every hour of every day on Comboland Radio.