Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Song Titles for New Phish LP


Party Time (working title) is Phish's fourteenth album, scheduled for release sometime in 2009. Phish collaborated with producer Steve Lillywhite on the album, having worked with Lillywhite previously on 1996's Billy Breathes.

The band already has 20 demos wrapped up and will hit the studio with Lillywhite in April to start work on the new album.

RUMOR: Steve Lillywhite to Produce New Phish Album!
March 2009 Rolling Stone interview with Trey Anastasio Page 1,2,3

One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater

This was one of my favorite songs as a kid.

I had a triple(?) album called Kooky Classics (I don't remember the correct spelling), which is, sadly, out-of-print.

It had "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron," "Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop," "Monster Mash," "Short Shorts," "Beep Beep," "Cement Mixer," "Splish Splash," and tons of other novelty songs from the late-1950s and early '60s.

I'd kill for a copy of those records.

This is a great video that someone made utilizing MS Paint. My kids love it and so do I.

Pixies Albums Being Reissued for “Minotaur” Box Set

All of the Pixies' studio records are being reissued in Limited Edition and Deluxe Edition box sets titled Minotaur that will be released on June 15, 2009.

Rolling Stone has learned that the sets — which include the Come on Pilgrim EP (1987), Surfer Rosa (1988), Doolittle (1989), Bossanova (1990) and Trompe Le Monde (1991) — are being repackaged with the assistance of the two men responsible for art directing and shooting the photographs for the original albums, from Surfer Rosa’s iconic flamenco dancer to Trompe’s popping eyeballs: Vaughan Oliver and Simon Larbalestier.

Jeff Anderson, the founder of A+R (Artist in Residence), who is overseeing the project, says he didn’t want to touch the original master recordings of the Pixies' albums, so the reissues will feature the music as it was originally released.

The sets will not feature any live tracks, and decisions about bonus tracks haven’t been finalized. But the packages will definitely be stocked with bonus artwork — and they’re named after a mythic creature befitting the band’s powerful, warped rock & roll. Here’s how they break down:

For $175, the Deluxe Edition gives fans the five albums on a 24k layered CD and a Blu-ray for a total of five discs, plus a DVD of the band’s 1991 Brixton Academy gig (a year before their split) that also includes all their videos.

The Deluxe Edition features additional artwork by Oliver and a 54-page book.

The Limited Edition costs $450 and includes the entire Deluxe Edition plus all five albums on 180 gram vinyl, a Giclée print of Oliver’s artwork and a 72-page hardcover book. The Limited Edition comes with a slipcase, the Deluxe in a custom clamshell.

Pre-order information is available at the A+R Website.