In rotation: 11/13/17

The United States holds the title for the most record shops in the world: According to a survey conducted by Discogs and VinylHub, the United States currently hosts the most record shops compared to other countries around the world. With reports about vinyl sales continuing to increase specifically in the United States even in the age of digital streaming, it’s unsurprising that vinyl-selling businesses are booming. An impressive 1,482 record shops are in operation in the United States, leading by a landslide ahead of subsequent countries. The UK follows with 537 and Germany with 453. Unsurprisingly, a closer look reveals that the top record shop owning cities in the US are New York (47), Chicago (30) and Los Angeles (29).

Teen label founder Jarrett Koral celebrates 5 years of success at JettBlast: “My father and uncle run a record store called Melodies & Memories in Eastpointe, and my father would bring me with him into the shop. This is when I was around 5 years old. While I was there, I’d spend a lot of time in the Dollar Record Room in the back. I got my first turntable kit when I was 6 years old and played those dollar records and just quickly developed a real love for music. It wasn’t until I was 11 that I realized how important all of this music that came out of Detroit was: the Stooges, the MC5. I quickly became more appreciative of (Detroit’s contemporary) garage rock scene…”

Beastie Boys’ Final Albums Get Vinyl Reissues, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, To The 5 Boroughs, and The In Sound From Way Out! are getting repressed: The Beastie Boys have announced vinyl reissues for three of their albums. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011), To the 5 Boroughs (2004), and their compilation record The In Sound From Way Out! (1996) are all receiving represses. Their second-to-last LP, the 2007 instrumental album The Mix-Up, is not among the new reissues. The records are due out December 8 and available for pre-order now. View the cover art below. Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock (aka Adam Horowitz) recently scored the comedy film The Truth About Lies. Back in September, the remaining members of the group sanctioned the use of “Sabotage” for a “Destiny 2” video game ad, despite their reputation of rarely allowing their songs to be used in ads.

Waxwork Records Releases The Exorcist Soundtrack On Vinyl: There are only a handful of truly iconic horror scores. Halloween (John Carpenter), Psycho (Bernard Hermann), and Suspiria (Goblin), are always on lists featuring the all time greats. Waxwork Records, a company that specializes in the release of genre film soundtracks, announced this January that they will be reintroducing you to one of the greatest of all time. Right now, to the delight of Horror Fiends everywhere, their deluxe vinyl of The Exorcist soundtrack is finally available to order. Directed by William Friedkin, 1973’s The Exorcist took the world by storm. People from all walks of life flocked to the theaters to check out the film, partly due to the controversy surrounding the content.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Turntables money can buy: Haynes are a legend in UK book publishing. If you’ve got a car or a motorbike, there’s every chance that you’ve also got a copy of the Haynes Manual that allows you to keep the damn thing running. Need to change the carburettor on an ancient Mazda? There’s every chance your Haynes manual will lead you safely through the process. The success of the manual — and the iconic cutaway technical drawings that adorn their covers — has led to some unusual publications. There’s a Haynes Manual for the Space Shuttle. There’s a manual that features the schematic diagrams from the Imperial Death Star. And now there’s a manual for vinyl owners…Here’s Haynes’ guide to the 10 most expensive turntables in the world.

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