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My first memory of Everybody’s Records was going there with my dad when I was a kid so he could sell off all of our vinyl. I’m not sure how many he had in his collection, but I remember there being boxes. The plural of box. So it was a few, which we probably traded for a James Taylor CD box set or something. What a sad day.

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The front of the store is dominated by CDs and band tees. I’m not really sure who buys either of these things anymore but someone does because Everybody’s keeps a good amount on steady supply and they’ve been open continuously since 1978 so they must know something I don’t.

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And here’s the back where they keep the glorious vinyl. They also sell stickers back here, which I forgot to get a good picture of. Stickers fall into the same category of CDs and band tees. I bet that guy in the Batman shirts buys lots of stickers. And I’m sure they look great on his Aerostar.

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I like this little corner back here. I’ve never found anything I want to buy back there but I like it anyway. It’s cozy…if I were to break into Everybody’s after a terribly whiskey bender this is where I would curl up and sleep/vomit.

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Ahh, the showcase wall. Lots of good stuff here, mostly a selection of cool classic rock this time around. I was tempted by a Bob Dylan box set up there but, you know, I don’t really listen to Bob Dylan all that much…I just want to pretend I do. That Pat Benatar picture disc is also pretty tempting for when the internet goes down.  Meeeyowwww.

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Another shot of the vinyl room. The stand to the right of the CDs holds most of the newer indie stuff. To the right of that is Jazz and Hip Hop. Rock lines the outside walls of the room. I couldn’t find the soundtrack section that I used to browse.

You’ll see on the floor the crates of 99 cent records. I was really lazy today and didn’t look through all of them. Well, I didn’t really need to because I found one stack that had a lot of good, cheap stuff that you’ll see below.

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Not really sure why I took a picture of this little collection. I guess it just looks classy, or basically if I was to wake up one day and have magically acquired a sense of class this is the type of class I’d like to evoke. Nice 60s suit class, there’s nothing like it.

 

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I bought this one solely for the cover. This is something I try to avoid because space is extremely precious in my SF apartment but there’s something very kinetic and powerful about this one…it’s definitely going on my wall. And I like trucks, they’re so big.

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Really excited to play this one. I’m staying with my parents while I visit Cincinnati and they don’t have a record player (I know, bummer, right?). But it has several mixes of “Bad” and I can’t wait to play this on the new Rebuilt Tranny’s Record Exchange show on Mutiny Radio.

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Again, super pumped about this one. At the time I was really debating the purchase. Looking back, I don’t even know who it was at that shop today. Pretty sure there are several Corbins. A total no brainer, daytime Corbin.

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One simply cannot have enough Daft Punk. Especially old school hard house Daft Punk. Check out this one.

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This one is kind of an album art grab, but I also peeped it before purchase. It’s great.

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Really excited about grabbing this one. XTC is great, you should listen to more XTC. This is why:

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I wish I had as much swag as The Cramps.

Here’s the overall rating for Everybody’s Records

Customer Service: 7/10

Selection: 6/10

Overall Score: 7/10

 

Check them out at www.everybodysrecords.com

I just had a  listen to a few of the new Daft Punk songs from Tron Legacy. Somehow I’ve been living under a rock for the past year and didn’t know they were doing the entire soundtrack until today. For about 10 minutes I was totally pumped until I heard the new tracks, at which point my heart sank like a very large stone.

The last thing I expected was an adagio from Daft Punk. Isn’t that a bit too DJ Tiësto?

Take a listen to the songs on the link above and let me know what you think. Homework and Discovery are two of the best albums of all time. Why can’t Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo get back to Burnin‘ shit up?

>>>Click here to download the Burnin’ UK 12″

Tracklist

Building
A1 Burnin’ (Ian Pooley “Cut Up Mix”) 5:20
Remix – Ian Pooley
A2 Burnin’ (Slam Mix) 6:48
Remix – Slam
A3 Burnin’ (Original Mix) 6:53
Redlight
B1 Burnin’ (DJ Sneak “Mongowarrior” Mix) 10:22
Remix – DJ Sneak
B2 Burnin’ (DJ Sneak Main Mix) 9:10
Remix – DJ Sneak

I have to admit that I was disappointed with Daft Punk’s last LP, Human After All. I know that Discovery was a really, really tough act to follow but I was still hopeful they’d fill my dreams with 4 more years of hentai fantasies. And maybe this sounds like a gripe that’s too little, way too late. So sue me, again, and this time you’ll end up owing me money. Don’t blame me, blame our broken judicial system.

Samples were the Shayne Graham of the last album. Now, let me stop everything right here. I don’t want you thinking that I’m against samples, because I’m not. If I may say so: au contraire, mon frère (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter would probably say that because they’re French!)

I’m all about samples. Daft Punk just dropped the baton, leaving the funk for Justice to grab with a clear line to the Slush Puppie vendor. But I’m still bummed that Guy and Thomas just dropped Le Groove. It’s not that the samples were bad. They were actually pretty good picks. But they didn’t do anything with them. It’s like a chef allocating the perfect lamb chop from a butcher and then placing that big, bloody, uncooked slab of wooly bully on your plate and saying, “Dig In.” You gotta prep, sucka!

Just take a listen to the next to two songs here. If you have the time give Robot Rock a good, full listen. Experience its repetitive beats with little variation.

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Now take a listen to “Release the Beast” by Breakwater from 1980.

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Notice any….similarities?

It’s basically the same damn song, although Breakwater’s original is a better musical representation of a Mylar glove, filled with testosterone, stuffed inside of a black velvet glove, slapping a Detroit traffic cop.

LUCKILY Daft punk released 12″ remixes of the songs from this album. In my not-so-humble opinion I feel that one of these Robot Rock remixes, especially the Soulwax Remix, should have taken the original LP spot. Soulwax took the original sample and made it something truly unique instead of just adding “ROCK, ROBOT ROCK. ROCK, ROBOT ROCK” over and over. It’s something clever, something catchy, something you’d hope to meet in a metallic bikini on a spring morning along the Uruguayan coast. Just take a listen-see to the next vid and download the damn thing.

>>>CLICK AND DOWNLOAD THE BEST VERSIONS

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Daft Club was first introduced online shortly after the French duo dropped Discovery. The songs were available for free download as a bonus for purchasing a legit copy of Discovery.  If you bought this you’ll remember opening up the CD case and finding a curious little Daft Card attached behind the plastic CD nipple thing. Initially the address on the front  just led to their fan page and not much else so it stayed dormant in my wallet for some time.

Luckily I kept checking back periodically and one day found the Daft Club MP3 collection unlocked by the individualized 16-digit number on the card’s face.  At first I was megapumped for a batch of free songs by my fav group but soon found out the horrible truth:  the sound quality was total shit.  I could never get into any of the new original songs or remixes because they literally hurt my ears.  I’m still dumbfounded that MP3s from one of the best produced groups on the globo were plagued with the terrible treble shimmer that dominated low bitrate rips throughout the dawn of the 21st century.

Flashforward to 2005.  I was flipping through the used bin at Everybody’s Records in Pleasant Ridge and what’s this?  Daft Club in all its square foot glory staring, maybe even giggling mischievously, at me in the midst of a slew of anonymous electronic records.  “What are you doing here little man?” I thought.

How could this have happened?  At the time I didn’t even know that Daft Club had made it onto CD, let alone vinyl.  And second, who would have let this gem fall into the grabby hands of the used bin?  Somebody fucked up hard.

Long story short, I got this baby home and an everlasting love flourished. We’ve been to several Fancytown Balls, taken weekend trips down Frogtown Road, and shared endless pints of Rocky Road. I keep her secrets and she mine.

But it might have never happened. I might have been forever stuck with her free floozy sister.  I can’t even imagine. Just the thought of those MP3s puts a terrible ring-a-ling-dingin in my fragile ears.  Luckily baby’s medicine is just down below.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DAFT CLUB – Password: ratrod

Tracklist

A1   Ouverture 2:40
A2   Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix) 6:11
A3   Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (The Neptunes Remix) 5:11
Remix – Neptunes, The
Vocals – Daft Punk
Written-By – E.Birdsong
B1   Face To Face (Cosmo Vitelli Remix) 4:54
Producer – Daft Punk , Todd Edwards
Remix – Cosmo Vitelli
Vocals – Todd Edwards
Written-By – T. Imperatrice
B2   Phoenix (Basement Jaxx Remix) 7:52
Remix – Basement Jaxx
B3   Digital Love (Boris Dlugosh Remix) 7:29
Remix – Boris Dlugosch
Vocals – Daft Punk
Written-By – C. Sosa , G. Duke
C1   Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Jess & Crabbe Remix) 5:58
Remix – Jess & Crabbe
Vocals – Daft Punk
Written-By – E.Birdsong
C2   Face To Face (Demon Remix) 6:59
Producer – Daft Punk , Todd Edwards
Remix – Demon
Vocals – Todd Edwards
Written-By – T. Imperatrice
D1   Crescendolls (Laidback Luke Remix) 5:25
Remix – Laidback Luke
D2   Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix) 3:36
Remix – Slum Village
D3   Too Long (Gonzales Version) 3:12
Producer – Gonzales
Written-By – A. Moore

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In 8th grade Daft Punk hit the scene and turned my world upside down.  At the time  I was wading in a sea of shitty punk and ska bands at Hopewell Junior School; just barely keeping my head above the turdy foam threatening to extinguish my angsty being.

Suddenly a lifeboat emerged on the horizon in the shape of Michel Gondry’s stupidly simple yet fantastically brilliant video for Around The World:

My 13-year-old “brain” didn’t know what I was seeing but loved it. The song and the video were such an enigma–how could such basic elements of sight and sound evoke this potent feeling of digital empowerment from deep within my pubescent belly?  I didn’t know then and to be honest I still don’t know now.  But it still gets my ass shake shake shakin’ none the less.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM

Tracklist

1. Around The World (Tee’s Frozen Sun Mix)

2. Around The World (I:Cube Remix)

3. Around The World (Album Version)

4. Around The World (Motorbass Vice Mix)