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Run Out Groove Vinyl is a new vinyl-only label that that caters specifically to music fanatics, pressing limited edition titles made by music fans for music fans. Each month 3 prospective projects are put up for a vote. The project with the most votes then is made available for pre-order for 30 days. The finished products are individually numbered, high quality pressings with beautiful packaging.Production is a one time deal with quantities strictly limited to the number of pre-orders.

Down by the Old Mainstream was American Alternative country band Golden Smog’s first full-length album, released in 1995. Its title is from a line in both the Wilco song, “Someday Soon” from the album, Being There, and from “Radio King,” the last track on this album. Golden Smog was a loosely connected group of musicians comprising, at various times, members of Soul Asylum, The Replacements, Wilco, The Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, The Honeydogs and Big Star. Golden Smog’s lineup has often changed, but relative constants who appear on all the recordings are guitarists Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), along with bassist Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks).

This month, the classic 1995 Golden Smog album Down By The Old Mainstream is up for voting. Long revered by Americana enthusiasts, this album was only previously available on vinyl in a limited reissue in 2010, copies of which now command very high prices in the collector’s market. This is the first time the alt-country super group’s debut album will be reissued on vinyl since 2010. The deluxe package will be limited and numbered

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On this day (March 6th) in 1978: Elvis Costello closed out his second North American tour with two nights at the El Mocambo in Toronto, Canada. All the stops were pulled as The Attractions tore through a set of old Costello favorites & new material from the forthcoming album ‘This Year’s Model’. The concert was also broadcast by Toronto’s CHUM-FM. The concert was released only as a Canadian promotional album in the same year, but was heavily bootlegged.

It was first legally made available in 1993 (as “Live at El Mocambo”), either as one disc of Rykodisc’s ‘2½ Years’ box set, or to purchasers of the first three CDs, in exchange for tokens included in the CD packaging, directly from Rykodisc. The concert was issued as a mainstream release on September 29, 2009 by Hip-O Records, with the same content of the 1978 promotional album.

Track listing (all songs written by Elvis Costello):
“Mystery Dance” – 2:19
“Waiting for the End of the World” – 3:52
“Welcome to the Working Week” – 1:19
“Less Than Zero” – 4:08
“The Beat” – 3:33
“Lip Service” – 2:26
“(I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea” – 3:56
“Little Triggers” – 2:47
“Radio Radio” – 2:33
“Lipstick Vogue” – 4:46
“Watching the Detectives” – 5:48
“Miracle Man/Band Introduction” – 4:07
“You Belong to Me” – 2:32
“Pump It Up” – 4:42