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Weekend Wround-Up: Ramones Vinyl (Plus), Warhol’s Legacy, A Voyage to Honnalee on DVD

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  • On Tuesday, July 19, Rhino is reissuing the first four Ramones albums on 180-gram vinyl with the original artwork and track lists (meaning Leave Home will have “Carbona Not Glue” on Side One). Those who order the first 500 copies of each LP directly from the label will receive a bonus 7″ with their respective albums.
  • Legacy Recordings will release a strictly limited box set in August to commemorate the life and work of Andy Warhol. 15 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol will feature three CDs consisting of 17 audio components (poetry, spoken word, music, or reminiscences) by 18 different artists, mostly friends and colleagues from the art world but also including musical luminaries like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Those components will also be replicated on four vinyl LPs; the box will additionally feature 16 12″x12″ silkscreened art pieces by the same artists. This box will be limited to 1,964 copies at $600 each; for the serious collector, a deluxe edition will feature the silkscreened prints as “numbered, signed or stamped” by their creator(s), and silkscreened by Warhol’s master silkscreener, Alexander Heinrici.” That set, of which only 85 copies will be made, will go for $20,000.
  • Shout! Factory will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary with the release of a special that commemorated the folk group’s 25th anniversary. Peter, Paul and Mary: The 25th Anniversary Concert, was taped at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville and broadcast on PBS in 1986, and makes its debut on disc on July 23 (as an Amazon exclusive).

Check out track lists and order links for the Ramones and Peter, Paul and Mary sets after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

July 8, 2011 at 12:51

Nick Lowe Welcomes You To “Kippington Lodge”

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Before he taught us that it was cruel to be kind, and even before he first wondered “what’s so funny  ‘bout peace, love and understanding?,” Nick Lowe was one fourth of the groovy lite psych-pop outfit by the name of Kippington Lodge.  The group, however, was short-lived, and morphed into pub-rock pioneers Brinsley Schwarz, folk/country/rockabilly revivalists.  Cherry Red’s RPM label is now giving fans the chance to listen to the complete recorded output of Kippington Lodge for a window into “what might have been” for Messrs. Lowe and Schwarz.  Shy Boy: The Complete Recordings 1967-1969, due the last week in July, is named for the debut single of Kippington Lodge, and collects all ten single sides plus five bonus tracks: an unissued song, two alternate takes and two BBC performances.

Nick Lowe first met Brinsley Schwarz at the Woodbridge School, where they made music with Barry Landerman and Phil Hall.  Lowe assumed bass duties and Schwarz guitar, while Landerman handled keyboards and Hall also guitar.  As early as 1964, this group was performing as Sounds 4+1, but Sounds was short-lived, and Schwarz regrouped with Pete Whale (drums) and Dave Cottam (bass) as Three’s a Crowd in 1966.  That, too, wasn’t destined to last, although Schwarz’s old friend Landerman joined in 1967 as the band was being renamed Kippington Lodge.

Continue the story of Kippington Lodge after the jump, plus the track listing and discography for RPM’s new release! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Joe Marchese

July 8, 2011 at 09:37