We are so grateful to Deb from Dallas Observer for writing this wonderful review of Dolly and our treasured psychic Melinda! Unbeknownst to us, Deb came in last Saturday for a reading. Pick up a copy and see what she had to say! Here are a few highlights.
Tonight at Double Wide, Jessica (Horseshoes and Hand Grenades) will be DJing classic country, western, and blues at Double Wide. Joining her will be DJ Ol’ Timer, (Steve Berg from 1100 Springs) who is also one of our awesome vendors. With $3 U Call Its all night, why wouldn’t you go?
If you haven’t enjoyed comedy via vinyl, you’re missing out! Some of our favorite, raunchiest, comedies from the vaults of Cloud 8.
(Top Left) Lenny Bruce’s American is a must have for Bill Hicks fans. Lenny, who was put on trial in 1964 for his obscene methods of social critique and satire, was forced into bankruptcy, and died from morphine overdose in 1966. Known for his performances to be at their best when he was at his worst, by the time he passed, he had been blacklisted by nearly every nightclub in the United States. On December 23, 2003, 37 years after his death, New York Governor George Pataki, granted Lenny Bruce a posthumous pardon for his obscenity conviction.
(Bottom Left) The third album released by Richard Pryor, “That Nigger’s Crazy” was recorded live at Don Cornelius’ Soul Train nightclub in 1974. It won him a Grammy for Best Comedy Album and maintained a spot at #1 on Billboard music charts for four weeks.
(Top Right) Brother Dave Gardner, Kick Thy Own Self, released in 1960 on RCA, after being discovered by Chet Atkins. Gardner was known for his “beatnik” style comedy and one-liner zings… “folks used to pray to God for rain, and now they call Washington,”, “Say, a Democrat is somebody who expects somethin’ fer nothin’, and a Republican is somebody who expects nothin’ fer somethin’, an’ a Independent is a cat that greases his own car,” and “If I were bound by either party, well then, I might ferget America,”
(Bottom Right) A spin off from National Lampoon Magazine, “That’s Not Funny That’s Sick!” was released in 1977 on vinyl and is a collection of sketches from National Lampoon Radio Hour running Nov. 17, 1973 to Dec. 28, 1974. Performers include Richard Belzer, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, Mel Brooks, and Paul Shaffer.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, new, custom, one of a kind pieces from Reincarnate.
(Bottom Left) (A Beginning) : Released in 1972 on Fly Records after the successful release of Electric Warrior in 1971. This is a compilation double album containing the albums My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows and Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages.
(Top Right) The Slider : This was the seventh studio release, second in glam rock style and was released in 1972. One of the most popular T. Rex albums then and now, its famous for its two hit singles, “Telegram Sam” and “Metal Guru”. This is an incredibly rare promo copy, in excellent condition.
(Bottom Right) A Beard of Stars : Fourth studio album release, comprising Marc Bolan on vocals, guitar, organ and bass and the first release with new partner Mickey Finn (percussion). Released in 1970, it is the first album with electric guitars. This is a SUPER MINT gate fold cover, still in the original shrink! Very rare in the U.S.
Cloud 8 has been making a big push to broaden the country music LP selection in the store. Here are a few from Country music legend, George Jones. “No Show” Jones was widely known and often celebrated for his hard-drinkin’, fast-livin’, unreliable reputation which preceded him in the 60′s and 70′s. With over a 150 hit songs under his belt and buckle, he became an avid, and public complainant of pop influenced, modern country music in his later years. The 90′s saw Jones and many of his colleagues removed from radio air play for new, weekly, pop hits. He continued to perform and record right up until the end of his life however, to an ever growing and dedicated fan base. On April 26, 2013, after being hospitalized for fever and irregular blood pressure, Jones died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81 years old.
In honor of Record Store Day, Cloud 8 Records will be taking 20% off ALL of its music inventory at the store, April 20th and 21st. Bucks (owner of Cloud 8) will be hanging out all day (both days) giving out sweet deals, even some freebies! So when you are done chasing down deals all over town on new release vinyl, come by and pick out your old favorites at Dolly!
(LEFT) A fabulous, super obscure, collectors album; Nudie & His Mandolin is an original pressing from the famed western Tailor & creator of the “Nudie Suit”, worn by Hollywood and Nashville stars alike. The inside booklet contains dozens of pictures of Nudie and his celebrity friends. The inside cover includes autographs by Nudie and Guy Madison. Record is in good condition, minor wear on cover.
(RIGHT) An album recorded by chance on December 18th 1969: Buddy and The Juniors is a raw, informal, acoustic session consisting of Chicago’s greatest blues artists; Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, and Junior Wells. The impromptu recording was done in one day, followed by one day of mixing in the studio, and later released on the Blue Thumb label in 1970. Its creation began a long feud with Guy’s label at the time, Vanguard. After they refused to pay for his flight to New York to mix an album he’d already cut with Junior Mance and Gary Bartz, Guy responded by teaming up with “the Juniors” and Blue Thumb boss, Bob Krasnow, to produce this gritty, must have album for blues lovers. This marble colored vinyl is in great condition, with minimal ware on cover.
The Auto Graflex was a simplified answer to Graflex earlier cameras with, among other additions, had a “New Simplified Focal Plane Shutter” a cloth curtain that was simple, reliable and fast, with speeds up to 1/1000 sec. This handsome looking, functional camera could be applied as intended or set as a centerpiece to a camera collection.