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RSD Black Friday 2017 MY TOP 5

November 24, 2017

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Below is a list and brief summary of my personal TOP 5 releases from the list. 

Richard Hell and the Voidoids "Blank Generation" 40th Anniversary Edition 2xlp Limited to 2,500 copies

Yes every punk rocker has Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ "Blank Generation". Many non-punks also love this classic LP. 

So why buy it again? Remastered original LP also includes a second LP, with previously unreleased, alternate studio versions, out-of-print singles, and rare bootleg live tracks from the band’s first appearance in 1976 at CBGB. The booklet also contains many previously unpublished photos of the band by Roberta Bayley (the renowned CBGB photographer who shot the LP’s original cover), a revealing essay by Hell along with compelling images from his notebooks and private papers, and an extensive new interview with Ivan Julian by Hell. 

Cheap Trick "Christmas Christmas" LP Limited to 2,000 copies
I'm a huge fan of Christmas records. Cheap Trick is one of my favorite bands plus they include covers of the Kinks and Ramones. 

1. Merry Christmas Darlings (3:44) 
2. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (3:35) 
3. I Wish It Was Christmas Today (3:14) 
4. Merry Xmas Everybody (3:17) 
5. Please Come Home For Christmas (3:29) 
6. Remember Christmas (3:01) 
7. Run Rudolph Run (3:59) 
8. Father Christmas (3:55)  (KINKS)
9. Silent Night (3:57) 
10. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) (2:07)  (RAMONES)
11. Our Father Of Life (3:20)  
12. Christmas Christmas (2:16)

Danny Elfman and the Knights of the Oingo Boingo "The Forbidden Zone Soundtrack" Limited to 1,350 copies

I am a fan of Danny Elfman's soundtrack work.

The cult classic film The Forbidden Zone was the first to be scored by legendary composer Danny Elfman. It was also the first major recording for the 80s new wave sensations Oingo Boingo, (Then known as The Knights of the Oingo Boingo). The soundtrack for The Forbidden Zone was originally released in 1980, and perfectly captures the band's transition from a Cabaret-style group of performers to the influential new wave band they would become. The original soundtrack is long out of print, but is being re-released for RSD Black Friday on translucent lime green vinyl! 

Willie Nelson "Spirit" LP Limited to 2,200 copies

I love Willie Nelson. I especially love the stripped down material he produces. I don't have this on vinyl. I hope to soon. 

Modern Classics is re-releasing Spirit, Willie Nelson's forty-ninth studio album, originally released in 1996. The album differs from Nelson's other work because his band used fewer instruments on the recording (two guitars, piano, fiddle) and it has a more classical/Spanish influence. Spirit reached the US Country top 20 when it was released, and David Fricke from Rolling Stone describes it as "low-key, acoustic, stripped to the rugged fundamentals of a good song and a superior voice." Spirit is an emotional concept album illustrating the forlorn tale of a man abandoned by the great love of his life. We follow him down the path of loss as he confronts grief, gets back on his feet, and eventually finds solace in acceptance. 

1 Matador 
2 She Is Gone 
3 Your Memory Won't Die In My Grave 
4 I'm Not Trying To Forget You Anymore 
5 Too Sick To Pray 
6 Mariachi 
7 I'm Waiting Forever 
8 We Don't Run 
9 I Guess I've Come To Live Here In Your Eyes 
10 It's A Dream Come True 
11 I Thought About You, Lord 
12 Spirit Of E9 
13 Matador

Steel Panther "Lower The Bar (Bitchin' Picture Disc Edition)" LP, limited to 1,400

Just got to witness Steel Panther live. They were quite profanely entertaining.

"Lower The Bar" is Steel Panther's fourth release, which includes the Cheap Trick cover "She's Tight," featuring Robin Zander on guest vocals. Steel Panther's Bitchin' Edition Picture Disc also includes one bonus track, and a download card which includes an additional bonus track.

Frank FOE

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