MVD announces plans for Vinyl

Music News | Sep 18th, 2008

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God I hate Vinyl. Why is it making a comeback? Only people that own record players are hipsters and record store employees. Which is practically the same thing…

From MVD:

Devo, G.G. Allin, Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics, and the Dwarves are among the first.

MVD Entertainment Group (MVD) has announced plans to issue several releases on vinyl including new and previously unreleased tracks by Devo and the Dwarves, plus reissues by G.G. Allin, Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics, and more. MVD and Big Daddy have deep access to a great amount of quality content from some very collectible artists.

We are very fortunate to be able to revisit this great catalog and bring these gems back to life in their originally intended format, said Ed Seaman, COO of MVD.

This comes in response to a resurgence of fans, collectors, and true audiophiles who prefer the warm sound of vinyl. According to a July 2008 article in Billboard, Indie retail started the party, but now some of the chains are carrying vinyl too. In addition to Fred Meyer and Borders, Best Buy has said publicly that it will experiment with carrying LPs. Since retailers are becoming increasingly supportive, it was a no-brainer for MVD.

“I love vinyl…always have and always will, Seaman. The look, the feel, and of course the sound. And most importantly – with vinyl you get an easily digestible chunk of music to listen to – about 15 minutes per side. And then, it is time to make a decision: do I flip the album over and play the other side? Or do I pick a new record?”

Upcoming releases include

DEVO Watch Us Work It
This will contain four versions of the song Watch Us Work It: Teddy Bears Version, Original Devo Demo Version, Karaoke Version, and “Still Workin'” Version. It was recorded at Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles and produced by Sweden’s famous Teddy Bears. The DELL company heard it when Paul Malmstrom and Linus Karlsson at the Mother agency in NYC pitched it as a possibility for a TV campaign for the newly developed, high-end laptop computer. DELL loved it, so they used it for nationwide TV ad campaign. The vinyl will also include Devo Was Right About Everything by Attery Squash (re-mix by Robert and Gerald Casale).

GG ALLIN – Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies
Vinyl edition of what is probably GG Allin’s greatest studio album. This was GG’s fourth album when it was originally released on Homestead Records in 1988. Recorded with a backing band featuring members of New England punk/thrash heavies Psycho, this one contains some of GG’s best songs. “Die When You Die” is arguably the most famous GG Allin song and this album features the original, best version of the live warhorse. It also includes GG’s rewrite of David Allen Coe’s “Longhair Redneck” titled “Outlaw Scumfuc.” The punkest man alive (at the time) at his peak.


PLASMATICS – WENDY O WILLIAMS Beyond the Valley of 1984
This is their second album and features some of the best songwriting of their career, as well as a lean and tight sound combing metal, punk and hard rock. A truly ground breaking release that sums up everything the band stood for and still sounds completely fresh over 25 years after its release.


DWARVES – Dwarves Limited 10 Inch
Way limited 10″ picture disc vinyl split, one side Dwarves, live KSZU FM Stanford, recorded in 2004. The other side is Dwarves singer Blag Dahlia covering AC/DC (Big Balls) and the Ramones (The KKK Took My Baby Away) as well as some originals. This record is limited to 1030 copies and these are the last of them. Full color picture disc of a delightful young woman in a Mexican wrestling mask and not much else.