Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! from Live Wire

Wanna Wish Everyone a Happy Halloween!

It's funny how you type in "Pumpkin Pictures" in google and 3/4 of the pictures are Billy Corgan *lol*

Here's a Rock 'n' Roll Halloween Story for everyone from Alice Cooper

While unpacking his clothes in a farm house in upper New York to do some songwriting with Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Alice got called away to another room.  Upon returning to finish putting his clothes away he noticed that the closet doors had all been closed, along with all the dresser drawers.  The following night he and Joe were eating dinner, while sounds of furniture being moved around in the basement, at that point they both questioned if  they were the only ones in the house.  Joe also stated that every time he came back to a room to pick up his jacket where he’d last placed it….it would be gone.  By the way, the house they were in was the same house Jay Anson wrote The Amityville Horror.
And now some alleged hauntings by deceased Artists themselves...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PSP Clearance Sale!

Live Wire will be clearing out all PSP games from $3 - $8 each
& Buy 2 Get 1 "FREE"

List Includes:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lou Reed dies @ 71


"I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it's going to happen."

I'm sadden to find out that we've lost another rock icon....Lou Reed has past away this past Sunday. I started listening to Velvet Underground when the Doors movie came out back in 1991 and Venus in Furs played in the background when Jim Morrison met Andy Warhol for the first time.

I had bought my own tape of "The Doors Sountrack" @ Radioland that month for the Doors & Velvet Undergrounds songs on this tape. Ironic enough I still have that copy I bought back then but I eventually ended up getting "The Velvet Underground & Nico"
album on cd.

Here's my favorite song in memory of Lou Reed 

Monday, October 28, 2013

50c to $1 vinyl available @ Live Wire

1000's of Lps to choose from the sale including:

BTO - Not Fragile

Chubby Checker - Limbo Party

Roger Daltry - Ride a Rock Horse

John Denver - Greatest Hits

Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer

Fastway - All Fired Up

The Inmates - First Offence

Joe Jackson - Body & Soul

Waylon Jennings - Greatest Hits

Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown

Max Webster - A Million Vacation

Michael Shenker Group - Built to Destroy

Nazareth - Greatest Hits

Ted Nugent - State of Shock

Elvis Presley - You'll Never Rock Alone

Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

Steppenwolf - Gold: Their Greatest Hits

Styx - Pieces of Eight

Venom - Acid Queen/Bursting Out

West, Bruce & Lang - Why Dontcha

Record Sleeves now available

12'' vinyl record sleeves just came

25c Each \ 20 for $5

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pictures from the fall Record Expo

Here's some people that went to the expo last Saturday

Vinyl Clearance Sale

Live Wire will be clearing a bunch of used vinyl

$2 and under: 50c each or 3 for $1

$3 - $5: $1 each or 3 for $2

All other used vinyl is 25% off sticker price

Sale ends November 1st 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Record Expo Door Prize Winners

1. Gilles Thibodeau
2. S. Jones
3. Hannah Tibet
4. Julie Michaud
5. Nick Lowe
6. G. Bosma
7. Shane Porter
8. Helen Cormier
9. Lisa Baxter
10. Gab Surette
11. Adam Dunn
12. Mike Walsh
13. Aliera
14. Randy Smith
15. Rod ???
16.  Gabriel Levesque
17. Melvin Perez
18. Kris R.
19. Presious H.
20. Shane T.
21. Chris Walsh
22. Justin Leblanc
23. Chantal Barnaby
24. Allen S.
25 Jeff McCain
26. Ricky Leblanc
27. Jim Craft
28. David ???
29. Kris Kennedy
30. Louis Duncan
31. Brian Lewis
32. Dallas Burns
33. Adam ???

Door Prizes to these lucky winners included:
- Beatles Yellow Submarine LP (180 Gram Vinyl )
- The Damned Music For Pleasure (180 Gram Vinyl )
- Grateful Dead T-shirt
- Rush Ltd Ed. Stamps
- Live Wire Gift Cert.
- Free Pass to the Record Expo
- Beatles & Kiss Guitar Picks
& Other Door Prizes

Congratulation to all...You can claim your prize at the store.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Article from the Moncton paper for the Record Expo

Record Collecting - North of the Border

Exhibitors say today's young music fans are rediscovering the sounds of the '60s and '70s on vinyl

In the late 1980s, the big record companies declared that vinyl was a dead format and compact discs were the way of the future.

Collectors, however, continue to buck the trend and prefer to listen and seek out their favourite music on the big 12-inch discs.

"A lot of people still prefer the sound and the large format artwork," says David Eisener, who runs Select Sounds, a record emporium in Bedford, N.S. "They like the format and want it on vinyl, especially the classic rock albums, because that's the way it was intended to be listened to."

Eisener is one of many exhibitors bringing loads of vinyl records to Moncton for this Saturday's Fall Record Expo. The expo, now in its seventh year, will bring together dozens of exhibitors from all over Atlantic Canada with thousands of albums and 45-rpm singles for collectors to pore over.

There will also be lots of audio gear and music-related collectibles.

The Record Expo is next Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Main Street in Moncton. The expo's early bird will start at 8am and admission is $5 and after 10 a.m. to 6 p.m General admission will be $3.

For many music collectors, the 12-inch vinyl album represents the golden age of music production when bands and record companies released elaborate fold-out covers complete with photo booklets, lyric sheets and artwork.

When record players were replaced by compact disc players, many collectors replaced their albums with CDs and their collections were scattered to the winds. The prized albums usually ended up in cardboard boxes at flea markets and yard sales for 50 cents or $1 each.

Eisener started his store in 1994, a time he says was the low end of interest in buying vinyl. But he saw business pick up after four or five years and, today, collectors of all ages are still seeking out prized copies of classic albums by such timeless performers as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Eagles and U2.

The collectors are also looking for more recent vinyl copies of newer albums by bands like the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, along with the collectible rarities, limited editions and bootlegs that put vinyl into the realm of obsessive hobbies like hockey cards and comic books.

Eisener says collectors come from all ages and demographics. Surprisingly, many of the collectors are in the 15-25 age group, people who are seeking out albums that are older than they are. One of the reasons for this is that album collecting can help music lovers trace and understand the history and evolution of pop and rock music.

For example, many of today's bands say they were influenced by such '70s supergroups as Led Zeppelin. But when you dig back a bit deeper, you will find that the Zeppelin musicians drew their inspiration from many sources of blues, reggae, folk and rockabilly. Indeed, the story of rock music's evolution shifts like the tide from one side of the Atlantic to the other over time with each generation adding its own ingredients to the recipe.

Many of the collectors are people who grew up with vinyl and got rid of most of their collections years ago, but recently decided to dust off their turntable and get started again.

Eisener says collecting vinyl is reasonably cheap with most records selling in the $5 to $20 range, allowing collectors to gather together a portfolio without spending too much money. And while there are some big-money collectibles floating around, they rarely land on the counters at record stores in Atlantic Canada.

Marty LeBlanc, who runs the Live Wire record shop on Mountain Road and has been organizing the Record Expo for seven years, says some exhibitors travel to Japan and bring back imports and collectibles from around the world.

LeBlanc says record shop owners and appraisers rely on several "bibles" to determine a fair price for a true rarity or collectible.

Collectors have quite a few resources and numbers to check, to find out whether an album is actually worth a lot of money or simply a counterfeit or reissue of something more famous.

One of the most sought-after collectibles is the infamous "butcher cover" of The Beatles' Yesterday and Today album. Released in June of 1966, the album included such big hits as Yesterday, Drive My Car and Day Tripper. The cover photograph showed The Beatles dressed in white butcher smocks covered in fresh-cut meat and cradling decapitated dolls. The photo was so shocking to the industry that all copies of the album were recalled after the first day of release. The record company made up stickers with a much tamer photo of The Beatles posing in a travel trunk, and had them pasted over the offensive cover. A few of the original "butcher cover" albums survived and have been appraised at over $10,000.

LeBlanc says old Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic rock bands are among the most popular, and people also love to collect the lunch boxes, jigsaw puzzles, toys and other marketing memorabilia that go along with the hobby.

People can also find turntables, speakers, amplifiers and needles to keep their stereo sets humming so they can enjoy their collectible albums.

"The real collectibles are like a fine wine. You have to crack it open once in a while and enjoy it," he says.

LeBlanc says all tables for the expo are sold out but people can bring parts of their own collection to sell to the exhibitors.

"Sometimes you have a gem and sometimes you don't."

From Metal 2 Rock News 4 U

KISS: Alan Parker To Direct "You Wanted The Best… You Got The Best - The Official KISS Movie"

 You Wanted The Best You Got The Best might already be billed as the definitive official Kiss documentary (due out next year), but you won’t be seeing co-founders Ace Frehley or Peter Criss in it. Director Alan G. Parker recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about Ace and Peter’s decision to not be involved: “Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] were shocked at first, but now they don't seem to be. There's been so much bitchiness down the years, and so much said about and done to Ace and Peter that they interpreted the request to be in the movie as a favor to Gene and Paul. Because of that, they won't go anywhere near it. The negotiations were interesting, to say the least." Parker plans to use footage of Frehley and Criss filmed by current lead guitarist Tommy Thayer back in 2001. A wide release is planned for fall 2014

KISS singer/rhythm guitarist PAUL STANLEY says: “We are thrilled to have Alan on board to help tell the definitive KISS story. Alan’s knowledge of the band amazed even us.”

Band manager Doc McGhee added: “It’s an epic undertaking and everyone’s committed 100 per cent to bring this story to the big screen. We knew Alan was the only man for the job and we can’t wait to get started.”

Parker is currently in New York where work on the movie has just started. He comments: “I’m incredibly proud to be on board for this film, telling the story of a band I love so much and that has such a rich history.”

David Lee Roth is gearing up to release a new CD/DVD set called Greatest Hits/The Deluxe Edition on November 19. The set will include Diamond Dave favorites from  Crazy From The Heat, Eat 'Em And Smile, Skyscraper and more.  David personally selected and sequenced the newly remastered songs and the videos for the collection.

This week in Rock'N'Roll history

October 3rd, 1978 – Aerosmith bails fans out of jail after they're arrested for smoking pot at their concert

Aerosmith’s 1978 North American tour, held in conjunction with their Live! Bootleg concert album, was
fraught with problems – not least that several of their fans got arrested at their gigs.

While Steven Tyler and company were performing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the show was disrupted by a police raid; officers arrested scores of audience members for smoking marijuana. (Due to conflicting eyewitness accounts, the number of arrests is generally estimated between 30 and 50.) The irate band bailed their fans out of prison after their set before they left town for their next gig in Cincinnati, Ohio, which went more smoothly. However, one month later, pandemonium ensued yet again: during the band’s Philadelphia stop, Tyler was hit by a glass bottle, forcing the band to cancel the show.
The Live! Bootleg album is notable for including one of Aerosmith’s first concert takes on the Beatles’ "Come Together," which they would come to revisit often onstage and perform in the legendarily misguided 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
October 4th, 1970: Janis Joplin diesLess than three weeks after the untimely passing of Jimi Hendrix the rock world was struck with another profound blow: the accidental death of tortured, viscerally talented Janis Joplin.
The vulnerable blues singer rose from modest origins in Texas (where she worked temporarily as a computer programmer) to become the psychedelic goddess of Big Brother and the Holding Company and other soulful outfits. On the night of her death, she went drinking in Los Angeles with her Full Tilt Boogie bandmate Ken Pearson before returning to the Landmark Motor Hotel, where she was found dead the next morning by her road manager, John Cooke. The cause was determined as an accidental heroin overdose, likely combined with more alcohol. She was 27.
Joplin’s success in the male-dominated world of rock & roll paved the way for countless other female artists to follow. She ranks Number 28 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time

Birthday Wishes This Week To

October 13: Former Van Halen singer/Chickenfoot frontman Sammy Hagar (66)

October 13: Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna (53)


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sale today to celebrate John Lennon's 73rd birthday

" You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are,
You are what you are! "

We'll be having a sale today only on all Beatles merchandise @ 50% off sticker price


Vintage Beatles 1964 Birthday Cake Figures "4 packs set"

& Paul McCartney Pack

Beatles - Live @ the BBC ( CD & Tape )

"A Hard Days Night" T-shirt

Beatles 1964 Hair Gel

& Much More!

John Lennon
Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze skiffle; his first band, the Quarrymen the, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded the group in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.
As of 2012, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. (From Wikipedia)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Records that came in over the weekend

7'' Singles

Gentleman Reg - You Can't Get it Back

Last In Line (Splater Grey Vinyl)

Makara - "The Antique Dream"

Make! Believe! (Red Vinyl)

The Shemps - To Hell & Back

Smogtown - Ugly American Makeover

12'' Record Albums

( PUNK )


Beyond The Pail Horse (Root Beer Vinyl)
pressing of 480 copies 50 on coke, 420 on root beer.
180 g pressing gatefold sleeve

In the Heat of the Moment (Clear Vinyl)

Bottled Lightning of An All Time High (Splater Purple Vinyl)

Cancer Bats - Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

The Creepshow - They All Fall Down (Red Vinyl)

The Cramps - Can Your Pussy Do the Dog

The Real Mckenzies - Shine Not Burn ( 2lps )


Johnny Cash - With His Hot & Blue Guitar

Hank Williams - The Essential

- Night in the Ruts
-Toys in the Attic

Cars - Shake It Up
Guess Who - Wheatfield Soul
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

-A Kind of Magic
-Queen II

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Zipper Cover)
Steely Dan - Aja
Steppenwolf - Gold Greatest Hits