Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:24am
Gabba gabba hey, have you heard that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ self-titled debut album? For those who weren’t there in ’76 with their ears pealed upon the LP’s release, you can’t really wrap your head around just how much it changed the musical status quo for these “bruddas” from Forest Hills to suddenly show up and rip their way through punk-pop numbers the way they did. The songs were as catchy as they were loud and raw, and they transformed more than a few kids into full-fledged punk rockers as a result of the wondrous material they delivered on that album, and its iconic status is why we’ve released a special 40th anniversary edition of Ramones.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:11pm
When Faith No More regrouped to release last year’s SOL INVICTUS, the band’s first new studio album in nearly two decades, we here at Rhino celebrated the occasion by delivering deluxe reissues of their albums THE REAL THING and ANGEL DUST. In an effort to spread the wealth, we opted to wait a little while before dropping the next two albums in the deluxe-reissue series, but now it’s time to kick things off again: as of tomorrow, you’ll be able to pick up the 2-CD reissues of KING FOR A DAY…FOOL FOR A LIFETIME and ALBUM OF THE YEAR. Better yet, you’ll also have the opportunity to pick up double-LP versions of the albums on 180-gram vinyl.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 12:21pm
Given that they released a new album just about a year ago (MUSIC COMPLETE), it’s a little early to start hassling New Order about when they’re going to put out another new album, but to tide you over ‘til they decide to return to the studio, there’s a compilation arriving tomorrow that’s well worth your time: SINGLES, a 32-track collection of – you guessed it – New Order’s SINGLES.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 2:31pm
Back in May, we proudly presented the 180-gram vinyl reissue of The Cure’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, along with the re-release of the deluxe CD reissues of the band’s studio albums from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me all the way back to their debut, Three Imaginary Boys. Now we’re back, and we’ve reissued all of those early Cure albums on 180-gram vinyl, too, so here’s a quick reminder of the six different ways we’re providing you with some of the best (and gloomiest) LPs of the 1980s.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 2:05pm
Okay, okay, we know “Doing a 140” doesn’t have even remotely the same ring as “Doing a 180,” but what can we tell you? These particular reissues are on 140-gram vinyl rather than 180-gram vinyl, so we felt like it was better to be factual. It’s just the right thing to do, you know? (Also, it’s the legal thing to do, so there’s that as well.)