If you read yesterday's post about our Start Your Ear Off Right campaign, then you already know that we've just reissued the Velvet Underground's classic Live at Max's Kansas City on CD as well as on a 2-LP set 180-gram vinyl, newly remastered for your listening enjoyment. What you may not know, however, is the origin story behind the album.
Picture it: August 23, 1970, New York City. The Velvet Underground, now on Atlantic Records, are nearing the end of a nine-week engagement at the nightclub known as Max's Kansas City, one that kicked off on June 24 and is set to wrap up on August 28. They've been playing songs from their career up to that point, of course, but they've also been throwing in a fair amount of numbers from their yet-to-be-released album Loaded.
Now that we’re all settled into 2016, it’s time to remind you of something new we’ve got for this new year of ours that – hooray! – kicks off tomorrow.
As most music consumers know, January tends to be a month that’s relatively devoid of new releases, with record companies often still frazzled from the holiday season that they’re still just trying to get their heads together for the first few weeks of the year. We here at Rhino are doing our darnedest to try and change that, and our first step involves our Start Your Ear Off Right campaign, with which we’ll be delivering a variety of exclusive reissues from our back catalog that’ll have you chomping at the bit to place an order.
Innovator. Inspiration. Icon.
These are words reserved for music’s greatest artists and no one embodies them more than David Bowie.
In his music you can hear a dazzling array of ideas, sounds, styles and references, you can pinpoint new genres emerging and you can trace the roots of many celebrated artists who came after him.
It is the remarkable legacy of a remarkable man.
When we ushered in 2016, we resolved to change the musically barren wasteland known as January. On January 19th, Rhino will "Start Your Ear Off Right" with 17 titles from revolutionary acts including Bad Company, The Cars, Devo, Grateful Dead, The Monkees, The Replacements and The Velvet Underground. The albums will only be available at participating brick and mortar retail outlets. Check out the full list of albums and retailers here.