Record Burning

Burning Barry

Forest Park, Ga. – Rock music record albums, including Barry Manilow, are burned in a bonfire outside the Landmark United Pentecostal Church outside Forest Park on March 17, 1982. Traveling minister Steve Timmons branded the music a tool of the devil and albums were thrown on the fire. Timmons, a Wisconsin Pentecostal minister who is taking his crusade against rock music across the country, drew a crowd of about 200 people. (Nancy Mangiafico/AJC staff).”

Photo courtesy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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The soundtrack for The Burning, composed by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, is being released on limited edition vinyl records and cassette tapes on September 30 via One Way Static Records.

The gatefold jacket features artwork by Silver Ferox. There are two vinyl color variants: clear with orange haze and clear/orange split. Each is limited to 500 and randomly inserted. Cassette are limited to 250.

You can pre-order The Burning score from Light in the Attic Records in the US ($30 for vinyl, $10 for cassette) or One Way Static Records in Europe (€25 for vinyl, €8 for cassette).

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Radiohead - Burn the Witch / Spectre

“We Know Where You Live”

Purchased from here (in store)

A. Burn the Witch
B. Spectre

My most prized possession (so far), with only 2,500 in existence! Burn the Witch was Radiohead’s first track and single off of AMSP, really heavy with the strings (like the rest of the album) and it’s really really good. Spectre was originally going to be the track for the most recent James Bond film of the same name, but I’m assuming they wanted to maintain the consistence of quality of the film by picking a song from Sam fucking Smith instead which he somehow won a fucking Oscar for?!

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Ladies of Now/Then benefit cabaret in Charlotte! (Alicia Taylor Tomasko, Emily Rogers, and very sexy Jackie Burns)

Asking Alexandria To Headline Sumerian Records’ 10 Years In The Black Tour

After a very successful tour earlier in the year celebrating 10 years of Sumerian Records with Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya and After The Burial to name a few, the well-known record label has just announced they’ll be returning for yet another go-around to embrace their 10-year anniversary.

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Si peu à perdre

Il y a 2 ans jour pour jour je postais ce texte. J’y revenais sur une anecdote que ceux qui me connaissent m’entendent régulièrement radoter. Comment la poursuite de You Can’t Keep a Good Band Down, le 3e album de Randy m’avait conduit à découvrir 1000 autres choses, et notamment une qui allait pour toujours bouleverser mon univers : Shellac.

Alors que j’avais depuis longtemps mis un terme à ce combat (il est pas si bien que ça ce disque), je commandais il y a quelques jours la réédition du You Fail Me de Converge, et j’ai eu envie d’aller jeter un coup d’oeil sur le reste du catalogue de la distro. Celle-ci est commune à Epitaph, Fat Wreck et Burning Heart, évidemment, et sans trop y prêter attention, j’ai machinalement cherché si ce disque s’y trouvait. Et contre toute attente, c’était le cas.

Voilà, ça y est. J’ai ce disque. Je n’ai plus rien à perdre, mais encore tant à trouver.

On July 12, 1973, a fire engulfed the top floor of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. The first firefighters arrived at the sixth floor of the building less than 15 minutes after the fire was reported, only to be forced to retreat as their masks began to melt on their faces.

The fire was unable to be controlled for more than 22 hours, even with 42 fire districts attempting to subside the flames. It was not until five days later that it was finally put out. Besides the burning of records, the tremendous heat of the fire warped shelves while water damage caused some surviving documents to carry mold.

About 73 to 80 percent of the approximately 22 million individual Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) stored in the building were destroyed. The records lost were those of former members of the Army, the Army Air Force, and the Air Force who served between 1912 and 1963. The NPRC staff continues to preserve the damaged records, having recovered about 6.5 million since the fire.

Image via Prologue: “Multiple engines try to contain the fire. Note the warping of the roof from the heat. Filing cabinets can be seen on the right. The center had to put out a call for people to return records that had blown away during the fire.”

for the record, Burn Notice is an excellent tv show to bake to