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    Vinyl Releases of the Week: August 9, 2012

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    Can you imagine being in the shoes of Larry Kane, the only American reporter the Beatles let come along with them during their early U.S. tours? Well you can get a taste of his experience this week with the vinyl release of Larry Kane’s Ticket to Ride, featuring his most enlightening interviews with the Beatles. We also have an exciting Bad Brains live album, a Rob Zombie remix record, and fancy reissues from indie rockers Yo La Tengo and Archers of Loaf.

    The BeatlesLarry Kane’s Ticket to Ride (Vinyl Legacy)
    Picture disc vinyl featuring Larry Kane’s legendary interviews with the Beatles during each stop of their historic 1964 and 1965 tours of North America. Everything is discussed, from world politics to their fans and their fears.

    Bad Brains Live at CBGB 1982 (CBGB Records)
    Listen to the hardcore punk band at its peak on red, green, and gold swirl vinyl! This vinyl-only release contains audio selections from the DVD of the same name. But don’t be confused – these are not the live songs featured on the CD release.

    Rob Zombie Mondo Sex Head (Geffen)
    Double LP remix album curated by Jason Bentley, music director at L.A.’s KCRW. Includes remixes of White Zombie’s ‘90s hits “Thunder Kiss ’65” and “More Human Than Human.”

    Yo La TengoPopular Songs (Matador)
    Exquisite double vinyl reissue of YLT’s critically acclaimed 2009 album. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and presented in a heavy-duty gatefold sleeve.

    Archers of Loaf All the Nations Airports, White Trash Heroes (Merge)
    Archers of Loaf’s final two albums get the vinyl treatment courtesy of Merge Records. All the Nations Airports (1996) is presented on clear vinyl and White Trash Heroes (1998) on white vinyl.

    NasLife Is Good (Def Jam)
    “Queens’ rap godfather” is back with his first new studio album in four years. Life Is Good is a nostalgic record on which Nas draws influence from ‘80s golden age hip-hop and reflects on his personal life.

    AntibalasAntibalas (Daptone)
    An explosive new six-song LP from Brooklyn’s Fela Kuti-inspired Afrobeat ensemble.

    Los StraitjacketsJet Set (Yep Roc)
    The wildly original new album from the masked kings of instrumental rock, Los Straitjackets. Includes guest appearances by the Basic Cable Horns (from Conan’s show) and Finnish musician Irina Bjorklund on musical saw and the album’s only vocals. 180-gram vinyl.

    Charley PattonRough Guide to Charley Patton (World Music Network)
    Delta Blues legend Charley Patton is “reborn and re-mastered” on this comprehensive collection of his finest works. 180-gram vinyl.

    Antony and the JohnsonsCut the World (Secretly Canadian)
    A collection of live symphonic performances recorded in Copenhagen with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Features songs from the band’s four full-length albums, plus one new track, “Cut the World,” which was originally composed for Robert Wilson’s play “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic.”

    TurbonegroSexual Harassment (Volcom)
    The Norwegian glam-punk band returns with its ninth album, and one of its best to date according to NME.  Features new lead singer Tony Sylvester and plenty of cheeky rock and roll.

    Joe JacksonThe Duke (Ais Import)
    Vinyl import of Joe Jackson’s 2012 tribute to big band legend Duke Ellington. On the album the Grammy nominee interprets a series of Ellington classics with help from Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, guitarist Steve Vai, and the Roots’ drummer ?uestlove, among others.

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