Love Theme From "Brutal Enigma"

quarecords:

misterlettuce its a second pressing from 1970, I think, since it has the green WB label, so I would imagine it is the original mix… though I can’t be 100% sure as I’m pretty unfamiliar with either mix. I was always under the impression the remix copies were the pressings with the white background on the front cover.

Ahh, green label. You’re right, that’s probably the original mix. I have a second mix with the Burbank label with the trees. It does have a purple cover though, I believe that the white background was only done for a short while later in the 70’s. That LP’s variants are hard to keep up with.

I’ve only run into this record twice, once last summer and once this summer and both were green labels, from what little I’ve read, I thought also that somewhere on the back cover it was mentioned that it was remixed in September of 1971. 

mediocretesofpedestrium is that copy I sold you last summer a W7 label or just a WB green label?

Although the cover art bears the W7 logo on both front and back, my copy has the Burbank label. According to Skeleton Key: A Dictionary For Deadheads, the remix was issued with the purple cover in 1972 and with the white cover in 1976. I would assume from what I know of WB labels that the purple cover remix would be be green label and the white cover would have the Burbank one.

iloveoldmagazines:

Life
1967 Vol. 62, No. 18

iloveoldmagazines:

Life

1967 Vol. 62, No. 18

aaronrosspowell:

To evaluate journalism, read reporting on a topic you know really well, then assume everything else is at least that bad.

arncrayonderson:

Demolition pizza party

arncrayonderson:

Demolition pizza party

rottentomatoes:

Happy Convenience Store Appreciation Day!

Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
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obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: The Last of the Ramones

Forty years after The Ramones played together for the first time, their last original member has died. Tommy Ramone, who was born Thomas Erdelyi in Budapest, passed away on July 11, 2014 at the age of 65.

The Ramones came together in 1974. At the insistence of bass player Douglas Colvin the group all took the last name “Ramone”, a pseudonymous surname used by Paul McCartney when signing hotel registries. Thus were born Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman, vocals), Johnny Ramone (John Cummings, guitar), Tommy Ramone (Mr. Erdelyi, drums), and DeeDee Ramone (Mr. Colvin).

Performing together for the first time in March of ‘74, within months the band became mainstays at the legendary CBGB. They performed at the club for a year bringing to audiences a sound comprised of fast tempos, catchy melodies, and memorable lyrics. They pioneered the style called punk along with other New York artists including Patti Smith and the New York Dolls.

In 1975, the Ramones signed their first recording deal with Sire Records. For about $6400, they recorded their first album Ramones in April 1976. It was released the same month. Although it sold slowly, the 14-song album (with only one song longer than 2:30), was a critical success. Two of the albums hits “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “I Wanna Be Your Boyrfriend” were written by Mr. Erdelyi.)

They released two more albums, Leave Home and Rocket to Russia, the following year. The second album was as big a hit as the Ramones would have, peaking at 48 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and receiving more glowing reviews. The group had also gained a strong following in the United Kingdom alongside the raunchier local punk band, The Sex Pistols.

Mr. Erdelyi left the group in 1978, replaced by Marc Bell (Marky Ramone). He remained with The Ramones as a songwriter and producer. (He had already co-produced the group’s last three albums including It’s Alive!, a concert recording.) 

The Ramones would remain relatively intact until 1996 when the group finally split, playing their final show in August of that year. The original group would come together one more time in 1989 for an album signing in New York but never performed again.

Joey Ramone, the group’s lead singer, died on April 15, 2001 from cancer at age 49. Just months later the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (The induction named Joey, Johnny, DeeDee, Tommy, and Marky as The Ramones.) The ceremony was DeeDee’s last public appearance. He was found dead of a heroin overdose two months later on June 5, 2002. DeeDee was 50 years old. Johnny Ramone succumbed to prostate cancer at age 55 on September 15, 2004. 

Mr. Erdelyi returned to the recording studio in 2006, releasing a bluegrass/folk album that he recorded with his partner Claudia Tiernan. The duo performed under the name Uncle Monk, and their album was self-titled.

He last recorded in 2011 at the Levon Helm Studios for a Chris Castle album.

Sources: LA Times, Variety, punknews.org, allmusic.com, and Wikipedia

(“Blitzkrieg Bop,” written by Mr. Erdelyi, and Ramones is copyright Rhino/Warner Bros.)

Other musicians of note on Obit of the Day:

Levon Helm - Drummer for The Band

Ray Manzarek - Keyboardist for The Doors

Also check out the Playlist of the Dead for 2011, 2012, and 2013

justjohn-jj:

Vacancies can provoke discord! 
(Photo of Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY.)

justjohn-jj:

Vacancies can provoke discord! 

(Photo of Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY.)