Vinyl Archives: Week of June 3rd

Featuring Sonic Youth, Blondie, Bowie, and more!

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Sonic Youth – “Kool Thing”

Sonic Youth has just released their live album, Battery Park, NYC: July 4, 2008. The album was originally released as a bonus onto their final full-length record The Eternal in 2009. Now, the 10-track LP is available as a standalone album for the first time.

Blondie – “Call Me”

Blondie’s Debbie Harry is set to drop her new memoir Face It on October 1st. “There are many more stories for me to tell; some funny, some scary, some warm, and some chill to the bone,” Harry explained in a statement. “And if Face It appeals to the people then I will get to telling more of the anecdotal bits of the story of Blondie – like the time I met Rita Hayworth and Penny Singleton backstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.”

David Bowie – “Suffragette City”

David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is set to be re-released on 7-inch vinyl this summer. The double 7-inch single box set will have new Tony Visconti remixes in honour of the track’s 50th anniversary. The set will drop on July 10th, and will come accompanied by a double-sided poster and a photograph of Bowie taken by Ray Stevenson at the London Palladium on November 30th, 1969.

Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”

Iggy Pop is set to release a new lyric book on October 1st. The book will be called ‘Til Wrong Feels Right, and it’s currently available for preorder via Penguin Random House. The novel is set to include lyrics, essays, photos, and art all created by Pop throughout his lengthy career. ‘Til Wrong Feels Right, is 288 pages long and will also feature commentary from other musicians such as T. Rex’s Mark Bolan and Blondie’s Debbie Harry.

John Lennon – “Imagine”

Acclaimed writer and director Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting is back with his new feature film, Yesterday, which follows struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik who, after a freak bus accident and a worldwide blackout, is the only person in the entire world who remembers the Beatles. After failing to find any record of them online, Malik becomes a star by playing famed songs like “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” and “Something.”