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a list of bad tim hcs

  • every time Bruce starts lecturing someone, Tim’ll stand slightly behind him and talk over him really loudly in a deeper voice until Bruce is looking like Murder
  • Tim, flashing two 5 dollar bills and a PIzza Hut coupon: “maybe this will convince you”
  • at galas, when Bruce has a pretty lady on his arm, Tim will lean over and whisper “she doesn’t have the range” “What??” “she doesn’t have the range, Bruce.”
  • one time he ate an entire 1lb bag of sour gummi worms in one sitting. he had never wished for death more than during those following hours of complete misery. his stomach was collapsing inwards and his tongue was numb
  • fell asleep at a WE meeting with his eyes open and freaked out half the people in the room. one guy thought he might have died and security was called. Bruce brings it up every time he’s pissed at tim.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles. Released on 1 June 1967, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at number one in the United States. Time magazine declared it “a historic departure in the progress of music” and the New Statesman praised its elevation of pop to the level of fine art. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honour.

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On this day in music history: June 21, 1948 - Columbia Records introduces the 33 1/3 RPM long playing LP at a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Developed by Columbia engineer Peter Carl Goldmark, he begins work on the project in 1939 as the successor to the 78 RPM record. Earlier in the 1930’s, Columbia had tested the slower speed with a 10-inch record, but is quickly phased out when various technical problems arise. The real breakthrough occurs when Goldmark and his team creative the “microgroove”. Measuring only .003 of an inch, it increases the playing time to just over 20 minutes per side to maintain optimal sound quality. The new records are pressed using polyvinyl chloride rather than the carbon and shellac compound used to manufacture 78 RPM records for nearly fifty years. Vinyl records prove to not only be more durable than the easily breakable 78’s, they also have benefit of a quieter playing surface. The first long playing LP released by Columbia Records is the “Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor” with soloist Nathan Milstein, and Bruno Walter conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (catalog number ML 4001). The album is reissued as a limited pressing on vinyl for its fiftieth anniversary in 1998 by Classic Records. Happy 69th Birthday to the vinyl LP!!

Paramore announced their new album After Laughter, will come out May 12th, their first LP since 2013. The Hayley Williams-fronted band also released the album’s first music video, “Hard Times." In the Andrew Joffe-directed video, the band goes full-on Eighties. Williams performs the bubbly synth-pop track amid a barrage of rotoscoped pastels and neons. Watch the video for Hard Times here.

“A vinyl edition of WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE will be available exclusively in select independent bookstores on April 29th! Visit our website for complete info including the list of stores that will be selling the record. Link in bio. @IndieBookstoreDay #bookstoreday

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GLUE - S/T MLP

Austin, Texas GLUE have built quite a reputation in the US hardcore punk scene, the result of intense and chaotic live shows (it’s not really surprising that the most representative photographs of the band include their singer casually sporting a bloody face). But this release on La Vida Es Un Mus is their first proper LP since they put out their demo cassette back in 2012. It’s fast, raw and has that in-your-face attitude that first made me love this band. It is also important to note that all the proceeds from digital sales are donated to Lysistrata NYC, “an organization that provides services to survival sex workers, who are disproportionately from already marginalized communities.”

“Pillowtalk” bowed with such a thunderous debut – the much-hyped first solo single released by the first solo-1Der, it topped the Hot 100 in its first frame – and the momentum from that proved so unsustainable for Zayn’s first LP cycle, that the song may have actually become somewhat underrated in retrospect. The thing was as exultant as anything we’ve heard on pop radio this decade, a visceral bedroom ballad whose brilliant, wait-for-it chorus was far more paradise than war zone, life-affirming in ways that precious few carnal anthems since Marvin Gaye’s heyday have even attempted to be.
—   Andrew Unterberger (Billboard) talking about “PILLOWTALK”
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On this day in music history: June 24, 1968 - “Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits”, the fifth album by The Rascals is released. Produced by The Rascals, Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd, it is the first greatest hits compilation from the New York based rock/R&B quartet. Featuring tracks recorded between 1965 and early 1968 from their first four albums and the recent stand alone single “A Beautiful Morning” (#3 Pop, #36 R&B). Surprisingly, the bands recently released single “People Got To Be Free” (#1 Pop) is left off of the album and not issued on an LP until their next studio album “Freedom Suite” in March 1969. The original LP is issued in a gatefold jacket featuring cover art with a comic strip styled illustration of the band that is inspired by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. On the first run of LP’s, Atlantic Records also accidentally presses the records using the gold and purple Atco style stereo labels (Atlantic stereo labels are yellow-green and aqua blue) of the period. The error is corrected on subsequent re-pressings. Out of print on vinyl for over twenty years, it is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram LP by Friday Music in 2012. The reissue also replicates the gatefold sleeve design, found on the original release. “Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits” spends one week at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: May 1, 1989 - “Disintegration”, the eighth studio album by The Cure released. Produced by David M. Allen and Robert Smith, it is recorded at Hookend Recording Studios in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, UK from November 1988 - February 1989. After the breakthrough success of The Cure’s 1987 album “Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me”, bandleader Robert Smith finds himself at odds with the tidal wave of fame and mainstream exposure that comes his way. Newly engaged to his childhood sweetheart Mary Poole, she and Smith move to the Maida Vale district of London, in semi seclusion to get away from the press and fans. Feeling pressured to follow up “Kiss Me”, and depressed at the prospect of turning thirty, Smith begins taking LSD to cope. The result is a return to the bands dark, gothic sound of years past. Upon hearing the finished album, The Cure’s US record label Elektra Records feel that Smith and the band have committed “commercial suicide” by making a deliberately “gloomy” record. They even go as far as asking Smith to push back the release date of the album feeling that it is “willfully obscure”. To everyone’s surprise, it becomes The Cure’s most commercially successful album. “Disintegration” also is the final Cure album to credit founding member Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst who is fired during the recording sessions. Originally The Cure’s drummer and later keyboardist, his contributions to the band diminish throughout the 80’s as his drinking and drug taking escalate. It’s later revealed that Tolhurst did not play on the album at all, but Robert Smith gives his old friend partial songwriting credit along with the other band members. It spins off four singles including “Fascination Street” (#1 Modern Rock, #46 Pop), “Lullaby” (#5 UK, #74 US Pop) and “Love Song” (#2 US Pop, #18 UK), the latter becomes The Cure’s biggest single in the US. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2010 as triple CD deluxe edition, featuring the original album on the first disc, the second disc featuring demos and tracks as works in progress. The third CD features an expanded version of the live album “Entreat” (titled “Entreat Plus”) including all twelve songs from “Disintegration” performed live. It is also reissued on vinyl as a 180 gram double vinyl LP, releasing the full album in that format in its entirety for the first time. Original LP pressings released on a single disc omitting “Homesick” and “Last Dance”. This is done to improve the vinyl LP’s sound quality. At nearly seventy two minutes, the full album is too long to fit on two LP sides comfortably.  "Disintegration" peaks at number three on the UK album chart, number twelve on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.