Music Trivia — July 26, 2013

Here are this week’s trivia questions — answers posted here on Monday! Name the only Dutch band and song that crossed the waters to hit #1 on the US charts in 1970. What were the two final lead vocal works that Phil Lesh sang? What is Courtney Love’s real name? What is the name of […]

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New Video Player

At Discogs, we’re continually working to ensure that pages load as quickly as possible. This is especially important for release pages, which are very highly-trafficked and are often the first thing a new visitor will see! Today we’re switching from our self-hosted JWPlayer installation to standard YouTube embedded playlists. The old player was very large […]

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The Top 5: “Summer” Tracks

July is winding down, but there’s still plenty of summer left — plenty of time for sitting on the back porch, in a lawn chair, or on the window sill and listening to your favorite tunes in the last light of the day, a cold drink in one hand, good friends hanging around. Today we’re […]

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This Week in Music — July 21 – 27

Some interesting bits-n-pieces from this week in music history: Releases: July 21: AC\DC released “Back in Black” in 1980; Guns N’ Roses released “Appetite for Destruction,” in 1987. July 22: The Who released “Join Together,” in 1972. Births: July 22: George Clinton (1941) and Rufus Wainright (1973). July 23: Slash, of Guns N’ Roses (1965). […]

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Release Day — July 23, 2013

It’s Release Day again, and there are some great options to look over this week! Gypsy punk / folk / rockers Gogol Bordello have a new album out today, and jazz fans may be interested in picking up the BBC’s latest “Vault” series release, this one featuring Ella Fitzgerald (that one’s tempting me, I’ll admit). […]

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Artist of the Week: Atmosphere

This week we’re highlighting Minneapolis-based hip-hop group and independent music icons Atmosphere. Formed in 1989 by Slug (Sean Daley), A.N.T. (Anthony “Ant” Davis) and Spawn (Derek Turner), the group quickly released their first full-length album, Overcast! Spawn then left to pursue other projects, leaving Slug to soldier on, with A.N.T. continuing to provide support as […]

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Music Trivia — July 19, 2013

Here’s a bit of music trivia for you to ponder over the weekend, courtesy of Discogs staff member Liz M: What song has this opening line “In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey?” Which band had a UK hit with ‘Tragedy’ in 1998? Which year was ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 3’ […]

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Remember When Track

The year for me was 1997, and I was 16 years old. I was driving with a friend on a really hot summer day. This wasn’t that memorable other than the elementary fact that it was summer vacation, and I had just been ungrounded. My friend had just received her drivers license, and it was […]

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The Top 5: Seattle Sound

Since we kicked off the week with Soundgarden, and another Pacific Northwest favorite The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made our release list, I figured we’d keep the regional love rolling! Today’s Top 5 theme is: Top 5 “Seattle Sound” tracks. These are favorite tracks from bands that either represented, or influenced, the music scene that began […]

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This Week in Music — July 14 – 20

Some interesting notes on this week in music history: Releases: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s debut album, Creedence Clearwater Revival, was released in 1968. Elvis Presley’s first release on the Sun Records label, That’s All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky was released in 1954. Bob Dylan’s single Like a Rolling Stone was released in 1965; Dylan […]

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