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Happy 71st Birthday, Keef! Who else was born on this day?
Chas Chandler (bassist, The Animals) - 1938-1996
Sam Andrew (guitarist, Big Brother & The Holding Company) - 73
Bobby Keys (saxophonist, The Rolling Stones) - 1943-2014
Alex Ligertwood (singer, Santana, Average White Band) - 68
Bill Nelson (singer/guitarist, Be Bop Deluxe, Red Noise) - 66
Randy Castillo (drummer, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue) - 1950-2002
Elliot Easton (guitarist/singer, The Cars) - 61
Geordie (guitarist, Killing Joke) - 56
Greg D'Angelo (drummer, White Lion) - 51
Dale Phillips (bassist, Girl Trouble) - fifty-something
Mick Collins (singer/guitarist, The Dirtbombs, The Gories) - 49
DMX - 44
Raymond Herrera (drummer, Fear Factory) - 42
DJ Lethal (DJ, Limp Bizkit, House Of Pain) - 42
Neil Busch (bassist, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) - 41
Knut Schreiner (guitarist, Turbonegro) - 40
Christina Aguilera - 34
Mackenzie Mercer - (singer, The Young Evils) - 26
The Seattle Times recently ran a front-page story on the joys (and for some, the agony) of Christmas music, which featured a carefully-curated list of the Easy Street elves' favorite songs of the season. We gave the Times our top twenty, but they only had space for ten, and since publication, we've had a few requests for "The Christmas List." So without further ado ... for your downloading or buying pleasure ... just in time for the holiday parties ... enjoy a merry little Easy Street Christmas!
The Kinks - "Father Christmas" - Download
The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" - Download
Low - "Just Like Christmas" - Download
The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York" - Download
Stan Boreson & Doug Setterburg - "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" (not available for download, but listen here)
Louis Armstrong - "Zat You Santa Claus?" - Download
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "I Believe In Father Christmas" - Download
Run DMC - "Christmas In Hollis" - Download
The Sonics - "Santa Claus" (not available for download, but listen here)
The Ramones - "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)" - Download
The Crystals/Phil Spector - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" - Download
Dean Martin - "Baby It's Cold Outside" - Download
XTC - "Thanks For Christmas" (not available for download, but listen here)
James Brown - "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto" - Download
Glen Campbell - "Old Toy Trains" - Download
Original Soundtrack: How The Grinch Stole Christmas - "Welcome Christmas" - Download
Bing Crosby - "White Christmas" - Download
The Waitresses - "Christmas Wrapping" - Download
Charles Brown - "Merry Christmas Baby" - Download
Temptations singer Eddie Kendricks (RIP) would've turned 75 today. Who else was born on this day?
Sy Oliver - 1910-1988
Tommy Steele - 78
Art Neville (singer/keyboardist, The Neville Brothers) - 77
Carlo Little (drummer, Cyril Davies & The All-Stars, Screaming Lord Sutch's Savages) - 1938-2005
Paul Butterfield - 1942-1987
Paul Rodgers (singer/guitarist/keyboardist, Free, Bad Company, The Firm) - 65
Mike Mills (bassist, R.E.M.) - 56
Sara Dallin (singer, Bananarama) - 53
Mick Quinn (bassist, Supergrass) - 45
Neil Sanderson (drummer, Three Days Grace) - 36
Benjamin Goldwasser (keyboardist/singer, MGMT) - 32
Taylor York (guitarist, Paramore) - 25
Cocoa Cris Cringle returns to Easy Street again this year for another round of fun holiday photos to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank! Tell Cocoa Cris if you've been naughty or nice this Saturday, 12/20, 4pm-9pm. $20 or $15 with non-perishable food donation includes one hardcopy photo printed on the spot.
Ho Ho Ho...see you this weekend!
Happy 65th Birthday, Billy Gibbons! Who else was born on this day?
Tony Hicks (guitarist, The Hollies) - 69
Benny Andersson (pianist/singer, ABBA) - 68
Robben Ford - 63
Michael McCary (singer, Boyz II Men) - 43
Paul Van Dyk - 43
Travis Morrison (singer, The Dismemberment Plan) - 42
Jason Molina (singer/guitarist, Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) - 1973-2013
Music Releases 12-15-14
D'Angelo - Black Messiah|
New CD: $13.99 $11.99
D’Angelo surprises us all with the release of his first album in nearly 15 years, Black Messiah. The follow-up to 2000′s Voodoo marks the long-awaited return of R&B’s prodigal son.
Gov't Mule - Dark Side Of The Mule|
New CD: $13.99
Dark Side Of The Mule presents Gov't Mule's 2008 Mule-O-Ween show in which they performed a bevy of Pink Floyd covers including "Fearless," "Money," "Have A Cigar" and "Wish You Were Here."
Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint|
New CD: $14.99 $12.99
The third full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Drake, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Lunchmoney Lewis, and Meek Mill.
Charli XCX - Sucker|
New CD: $13.99 $11.99
Following the release of her Top 10 hit, ‘Boom Clap’ - which has now sold over 1 Million copies in the US- and recent win at this year’s Teen Choice Awards (‘Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song’ for “Fancy”), Charli XCX is very pleased to announce details of her highly-anticipated sophomore album Sucker, through Neon Gold/Atlantic Records featuring a brand new single, ‘Break The Rules.’ New single ‘Break The Rules’ sees Charli XCX – 22-year-old Charlotte Aitchison from London - return with a bad-ass floor-filler, oozing rebellion and attitude, which is set to ignite the airwaves in the coming months.
Neil Young - Storytone [Deluxe Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $69.98
Two 12" Vinyl Black 180 gram vinyl pressed at QRP 4/c Gatefold Jacket, printed on special stock 28-page 12" x 12" booklet
5 Seconds Of Summer - Livesos|
New CD: $11.99
Peter Pan LIVE! - Peter Pan LIVE! (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event)|
New CD: $18.98
Fly into adventure as NBC presents a bold new production of the classic Broadway musical that has delighted audiences for generations. Filmed and broadcast live from New York, this wondrous adaptation of the original Broadway musical tells the beloved story of Peter Pan (Allison Williams, Girls), a mischievous boy who ran away to have adventures in Neverland and never grow up! This family classic from the producers of Chicago, Hairspray, and Footloose features Academy Award Winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and unforgettable songs including 'I'm Flying,' 'I Won't Grow Up,' and 'Never Never Land' that will have everyone singing along for years to come!
Jonny Greenwood - Inherent Vice [Soundtrack]|
New CD: $18.98
Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's new feature film, Inherent Vice, on December 15, 2014 (with the vinyl to follow March 3). An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters starting on December 12, is set in the tail end of the psychedelic '60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix Josh Brolin Owen Wilson , and . In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features "Spooks," an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie's era (complete track list follows).
Alexandre Desplat - Unbroken [Soundtrack]|
New CD: $18.98
Coldplay have written and recorded a new song, Miracles, especially for Universal Pictures upcoming film Unbroken. Directed and produced by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken is an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Louie Zamperini (Jack O Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand s ( Seabiscuit: An American Legend ) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Y.G. - Blame It On The Streets [w/DVD]|
New CD: $10.99
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $22.99
Black Vinyl Reissue of the first album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 180Gram Vinyl / includes free download card. 1st round in a series of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vinyl reissues in 2014 / 2015...round 1 features the first 4 albums: From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks, & Your Funeral...My Trial
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $22.98
Black Vinyl Reissue of the second album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 180Gram Vinyl / includes free download card. 1st round in a series of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vinyl reissues in 2014 / 2015...round 1 features the first 4 albums: From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks, & Your Funeral...My Trial
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $22.99
Black Vinyl Reissue of the third album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 180Gram Vinyl / includes free download card. 1st round in a series of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vinyl reissues in 2014 / 2015...round 1 features the first 4 albums: From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks, & Your Funeral...My Trial
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Your Funeral... My Trial [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $24.99
2LP Black Vinyl Reissue of the fourth album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 180Gram Vinyl / includes free download card. 1st round in a series of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds vinyl reissues in 2014 / 2015...round 1 features the first 4 albums: From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks, & Your Funeral...My Trial
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade [Vinyl With D-Side Etching]|
New Vinyl: $29.98
The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance's follow-up to its 2004 platinum major-label debut Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, "is way more dramatic, way more theatrical, completely over the top, borderline psychotic," says Gerard Way. "It's the most pure, intense thing we've ever been involved in." Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day), the album is a celebration of love and death and darkness. Join The Black Parade.
My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $20.98
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – The major label (Reprise Records) debut that established My Chemical Romance as one of the most talented & unique bands of the mid 2000’s. The band combined the best of punk, metal and emo to create a sound that brought hope to darkness. The Songs “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” “Helena” & “The Ghost Of You” and many others from this album inspired an army of fans (MCRmy) that have remained loyal to this day.
Fall Out Boy - Immortals [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]|
New Vinyl: $9.99
Collect this LIMITED EDITION Baymax 7-inch vinyl single which features original song 'Immortals' performed by Fall Out Boy from the original motion picture BIG HERO 6! Fall Out Boy was tapped to write and perform the song for the film's sequence in which the 'Big Hero 6' team is transformed from a group of super smart individuals to a band of high-tech heroes. 'The idea of this kid stepping up on behalf of his brother is what inspired the song's title 'Immortals,'' says Patrick Stump. 'Your victories aren't exclusively yours, so the fact that all of these people are coming together to help him get to the finish line is really exciting.' 'They're testing out their new super suits for the first time in the scene,' says Pete Wentz. 'Some of it works, some of it doesn't. You get the sense that they're stepping into a bigger role. The story's in the DNA of Fall Out Boy. It is an authentic story and it's who our band is. We've always identified with the underdog.'
Ryan Adams - Do You Laugh When You Lie? [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]|
New Vinyl: $5.99
Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014) [Single]|
New CD: $4.99
Bob Geldof organized an all-star cast for the 1985 recording of "Do You Know It s Christmas?" to raise funds for famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia. On the 30th anniversary of the release, the musician/philanthropist reworked the song to support West African nations in their fight against the Ebola virus. The 2014 version features cover artwork by Tracey Emin and a stunning line-up of pop superstars, including Bono, Chris Martin, One Direction, Bastille, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande Ellie Goulding and more. All proceeds from the sales go to The Band Aid Charitable Trust.
Starbomb - Player Select|
New CD: $13.98
Young Buffalo - Brain One [Vinyl EP]|
New Vinyl: $9.98
"Pooling from the creative nature of their home and the distinct personality each musician presents, the indie rockers' debut album mixes the best elements from pop and rock to create a collection of infectious tunes" - Pure Volume
Trip Shakespeare - Applehead Man|
New CD: $16.98
Reissue of their classic first album.
Trip Shakespeare - Are You Shakespearienced?|
New CD: $16.98
Reissue of the band's second album - featuring Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson of Semisonic.
Necro - Sadist Hitz|
New CD: $11.98
15 of the best Necro tracks plus 4 remixes and a brand new track Necro has been releasing records on his own label, Psycho+Logical-Records for over 12 years and recognized as an underground hiphop legend and pioneer in hardcore hiphop inventing his own style, "Death Rap" - one of The Godfathers of the New York City underground rap scene started in the early '90's
Native America - Grown Up Wrong [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
Kinks - The Anthology 1964 - 1971 [5CD Box Set]|
New CD: $79.98
The Kinks Celebrate 50th with 5-Disc Box Set / The Anthology 1964-1971 Out November 18 in the U.S. 100+ Song Collection Features remastered Pye Label Era Classics Alongside More Than Two Dozen Previously Unreleased Recordings
Saves The Day - Through Being Cool [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $19.98
Take That - III|
New CD: $13.99
2014 album from UK lads now slimmed down to a trio! Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, featuring the singles 'These Days' & 'Get Ready For It'.
Killswitch Engage - Disarm The Descent [Gold Colored Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $20.98
Disarm The Descent marks the return of original singer Jesse Leach to Killswitch Engage. Leach was the voice behind the genre defining release Alive Or Just Breathing. This new album has been hailed as one of the most anticipated releases of 2013 by magazines, blogs and most importantly the fans who are eagerly welcoming Jesse back into the band after 10 years away.
One Direction - Four [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $33.98
British pop superstars One Direction release their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, FOUR. FOUR is the follow-up to their third album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, the world's bestselling album of 2013.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Greatest Hits Live|
New CD: $9.99
1984 performance at the Church Street Station Theatre in Orlando with special guests Stella Parton and Gus Harding. One of the few bands to have success on both the rock and pop as well as the country charts, The Nitty Gritty Dirt band has had hit records in five different decades and has lasted longer than virtually any other country-based rock group of their era.
Foreigner - The Best of Foreigner 4 & More|
New CD: $7.98
Foreigner 4 spent more weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in the history of Atlantic Records, including AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, and went on to sell more than 9 million albums worldwide. Fans will see why it "Feels Like The First Time" when Foreigner debuts these new recordings of the best of Foreigner 4 along with several other chart hits. The band recorded these live high-definition versions of their most enduring anthems at the Borgata Hotel s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd & 4th, 2014.
Misfits - Project 1950: Expanded Edition [Vinyl]|
New Vinyl: $16.98
THE HIGHEST CHARTING RELEASE IN THE BAND'S LEGENDARY CATALOG RETURNS ALL-NEW EXPANDED EDITION W/ NEVER BEFORE RELEASED BONUS TRACKS! The Misfits special project showcasing punk covers of 1950's era rock 'n' roll classics assembles an all-star line-up to bring this creature to life! Founding member Jerry Only frontlines a spiked jukebox on Bass and lead vocals, with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena utilizing an arsenal of guitars to achieve a dynamic that best suits each song, and much more...
Movie Releases 12-15-14
The Maze Runner [Movie] - The Maze Runner|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, this adventure thriller for young adults follows a young boy named Thomas Dylan O'Brien who finds himself trapped within a giant, deadly maze with a group of other kids. While he has no memories of his life prior to being in the maze, he is plagued by nightmares about a shadowy organization known only as W.C.K.D., and hopes that these fragments of dreams will help him discover the secrets of his past and a way to escape.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [w/Bonus Mask]|
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay present this reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise with Wrath of the Titans' helmer Jonathan Liebesman directing. The sinister Shredder has seized control of New York City's police and politicians, leaving his ruthless Foot Clan to spread chaos in the streets. With no prospects for salvation in sight, mutant crime-fighters Raphael, Leonardo , Donatello, and Michaelangelo leap into action. They put up a fierce fight, too, though in order to truly defeat Shredder, the heroes in a half shell will need the help of courageous reporter April O'Neil Megan Fox and her quick witted cameraman Vern Fenwick Will Arnett as well. With their help, Shredder's plan will quickly unravel, and this once-great city will rise again.
Peter Pan LIVE! - Peter Pan LIVE! [Gift Set w/CD]|
New DVD: $26.98
Fly into adventure as NBC presents a bold new production of the classic Broadway musical that has delighted audiences for generations. Filmed and broadcast live from New York, this wondrous adaptation of the original Broadway musical tells the beloved story of Peter Pan (Allison Williams, HBO's Girls), a mischievous boy who ran away to have adventures in Neverland and never grow up! This family classic from the producers of Chicago, Hairspray, and Footloose features Academy Award Winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and unforgettable songs including "I’m Flying," "I Won’t Grow Up," and "Never Never Land" that will have everyone singing along for years to come!
Arrested Development [TV Series] - Arrested Development: Season Four|
New DVD: $29.98
Live At Wacken - 25 Years of Wacken: Snapshots, Scraps, Thoughts and Sounds|
New Blu-Ray: $19.99
On 11th december 2014, UDR Records celebrates the silver anniversary of the biggest cultural heavy metal festival in the world, W:O:A Open Air. It has grown from a small-town party to a republic all of it s own, a nation built by the international heavy metal community for everyone and anyone who wants to participate in several days of music, mayhem and uninhibited revelry. It all puts W:O:A Open Air alongside the elite likes of Glastonbury and Burning Man as not just a musical explosion, but a cultural experience.
Extant [TV Series] - Extant: The First Season|
New Blu-Ray: $76.99
From executive producer Steven Spielberg and starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry. In this thrilling drama, Berry stars as an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
This Is Where I Leave You [Movie] - This is Where I Leave You|
New Blu-Ray: $35.99
Four adult siblings whose lives are brimming with their own dramas reunite for their father's funeral, along with a host of childhood friends, spouses past and present, and their uncomfortably talkative mother.
Asking Alexandria - Live From Brixton & Beyond|
New DVD: $19.98
Cowboy Bebop [Anime] - Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series|
New Blu-Ray: $59.98
Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re they most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.
Grumpy Cat - Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever|
New DVD: $14.98
Grumpy Cats Worst Christmas Ever is far from a wonderful life. Grumpy Cat, a lonely cat living in a mall pet shop is passed-over day after day by customers, develops a very sour outlook on life, until a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store during the holidays and falls in love with the sour-pussed Grumpy Cat. A unique friendship forms between the two when Chyrstal finds she is the only person who can hear Grumpy Cat talk. The two friends find themselves thrust into adventure as Christmas draws near. Will Grumpy Cat learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be, in Grumpys words, the 'Worst. Christmas. Ever?'
The Americans [TV Series] - The Americans: Season Two|
New DVD: $39.98
Tootsie [Movie] - Tootsie [Criterion Collection]|
New Blu-Ray: $39.95
Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman, a brilliant but troublesome New York actor, has managed to alienate every producer on both coasts. Michael's agent George Fields Sydney Pollack can't even get his client a commercial since Michael complained that the tomato he was playing wasn't properly motivated. "You were a tomato!" screams George in desperation, adding that Michael is so obnoxious that he will probably never work again. Dorsey thinks otherwise; when he hears of an opening on a popular soap opera, he applies for the job--even though the job is for a woman. Posing as "Miss Dorothy Michaels," Michael wins the part and becomes a widely-known actress. Yet complications ensue when Michael falls for his co-star Julie Jessica Lange, in an Oscar-winning performance but, as Dorothy, is courted by Julie's widowed father Charles Durning. Michael ultimately finds that his disguise as a woman has made him a better man. One of the classic comedies of the 1980s, Tootsie's gender-bending premise boasts a screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal, and by a host of memorable supporting comic performances from Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, George Gaynes, and Bill Murray. Future Oscar-winner Geena Davis makes her screen debut as a daytime drama queen, which indeed she had been before Tootsie came along.
Lord Of Illusions [Movie] - Lord Of Illusions (Collector's Edition)|
New Blu-Ray: $29.93
From best-selling author and celebrated director Clive Barker comes a supernatural thriller that rips apart the boundaries between sanity and madness, and between the art of illusion and the terrifying forces of magic.