Stumbled across a unicorn today: a used record store in midtown Manhattan. RPM Underground is literally around the corner from my old office, located on 54th between Broadway and 8th. It’s been there for seven months and has a solid selection of jazz and classic rock staples. Things are priced to reflect a Manhattan location—most albums seem to be $19.95; a moderately rare copy of Yardbirds spinoff Armageddon was $40 while I’ve typically seen it run $30 or so. Still, given the location—around the block from the HQs of most major record labels—I bet it sees a lot of promos flow in and out, so I’d imagine that despite the small size that it’s worth frequent visits if one is often in the area.
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Pressed at Optimal Media, Remastered by Ed Stasium, EXCELLENT liner notes by Mr. Steve Albini.
4 sides of The Ramones, Live At The Rainbow Theatre, London, December 31, 1977
I won’t insult you be reviewing the music. The energy is palpable, anyone who’s seen ‘em live will relive some of those pogo-feels.
Wandering through New York City the other day,I passed this spot—the corner. 3rd and Sullivan in Greenwich Village. The unique iron fence gives it away that this is where the cover to Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush album was shot.
My beloved walked by this place, Turntable Retro Bar, on 33rd in NYC today when its windows were open because of the heat. Once she saw the inside, she ran in and took all these photos to send to me because it was jammed with records and all kinds of cool, ancient tech. She’s awesome. Next time I’m in town, I’m grabbing a pint at this place!
“And if I had a dollar, I might give you 99…” so that you could buy a UK Spin Doctors picture disc of “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” That’s what it sold for back in the day in England, priced cheap to help get the song on to the charts. It’s fun to watch the disc go round and round, but the real revelation of this is a live B-side of “What Time Is It” with a guest appearance by John Popper of Blues Traveler. I have to say that I am not typically a fan of Popper, but wow, what a phenomenal solo; it’s just plain jaw dropping.
Find out where these classic record covers were shot, what those places look like today, and lots more at my “Rock N Roll Staycation: Cool Music Landmarks Of New York” program, 7PM tonight at Northport Public Library!
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Happy birthday, Debbie Harry. Photo of the Shepard Fairey mural at the corner of Bleeker and Bowery, across the street from the former site of CBGBs.
Today, I spent about 6 hours walking around Manhattan, taking shots for my upcoming Rock N Roll Landmarks Of New York library program. Anyone want to guess the significance of this place? Minor Hint—an album released on vinyl.