New Releases — July 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

New releases: Ramones on vinyl, plus Peter Murphy, They Might Be Giants, Lou Reed

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.


ARTIST : Ramones
RELEASE: Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, Road to Ruin
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases newly remastered editions of the punk legends’ first four albums on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, and, via the label’s website, each also will be availablein a special limited-edition set that includes a bonus 7-inch singles on blue vinyl (see full tracklists here).
BUY: (Vinyl), (Vinyl)


ARTIST : Peter Murphy
RELEASE: Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week reissues, in the U.K., an expanded 25th anniversary reissue of the former Bauhaus leader’s solo debut — remastered by Beggars Archive — featuring a bonus disc with 14 B-sides, remixes and alternate versions, including three different mixes of Pere Ubu cover “Final Solution” (see full tracklist here).


ARTIST : They Might Be Giants
BACKSTORY: After spending the last four years making children’s albums, the two Johns return this week with their first “adult” studio album since 2007’s The Else. The new 18-track album features such appropriately titled tracks as “Spoiler Alert,” “Judy is Your Viet Nam,” “Dog Walker” and “You Probably Get That A Lot.”
BUY: (CD, Digital)


ARTIST : Lou Reed
RELEASE: “Lollapalooza Live”
BACKSTORY: The legendary rocker’s 2009 set at the Chicago-based Lollapalooza festival gets a DVD release this week. The performance features eight classics such as “Sweet Jane,” “Dirty Boulevard” and “Walk On the Wild Side,” plus “a 15-minute mid-set section of instrumental noise performed by Lou’s Metal Machine Trio.”



  1. Not even a mention of ex-Simple Mind Jim Kerr’s solo album? For shame.

  2. Dave: That must just be a re-release of the LostBoy AKA! album that came out last year. I’ve seen nothing to suggest he’s got another new album out…

  3. Spinner is streaming it this week (although they have the artist name also being Lostboy). Red Letter Day & Remember Asia are the standout songs, IMO.

  4. I must have missed it at that time. Allmusic also has it listed as a new release. Interesting.

  5. OK, I stand corrected – it is the same album – it has finally gotten a US release.

  6. I agree Dave. Lostboy’s album is one of the best recordings of the last years.

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