Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New pic: "Sherlock" season 4

Beach Boys celebrated "Good Vibrations" with vinyl LP

A 50th anniversary LP collecting several versions of the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" is set for release Oct. 10.

Here's the skinny:

October 10th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of one of popular music's most iconic songs of all time, The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations." The Beach Boys and Capitol/UMe will celebrate the golden milestone with the worldwide release of "Good Vibrations" (50th Anniversary Edition) on a 12-inch sunburst vinyl EP on October 7. Named the "Greatest Single of All Time" by MOJO magazine, "Good Vibrations" is a musical treasure for the ages.

Recorded across several sessions at four Hollywood studios between February and September 1966, "Good Vibrations" was a revelation upon its release, wowing musicians, critics and music fans and rocketing to the top of singles charts around the world. A crown jewel of popular music, "Good Vibrations" has been called a "pocket symphony," with its still-innovative production, lush, layered arrangements and range of instruments, including the world's most celebrated use of the theremin.
The "Good Vibrations (50th Anniversary Edition) vinyl EP features the original 7" single version, an alternate studio take, an edit of the song with elements from various sessions, an instrumental, and a live version from a Honolulu rehearsal in August, 1967 that was originally intended for the lost album Lei'd in Hawaii, plus the single's B-side, "Let's Go Away For Awhile." A pull-out lithograph of the single's original Japanese cover art, with its "Good Vibration" title typo intact, is included in the EP package, which features the original 1966 U.S. single cover art on its front.
Fans in North America and the U.K. are invited to share their "Good Vibrations" with The Beach Boys for a chance to be featured in a special 50th anniversary tribute video. For more information, visit
The Beach Boys:  "Good Vibrations" (50th Anniversary Edition) [sunburst vinyl EP]SIDE A1. Good Vibrations (original 45 rpm single version)
2. Good Vibrations (various sessions)
3. Good Vibrations (alternate take)
SIDE B1. Good Vibrations (instrumental)
2. Good Vibrations (live concert rehearsal: August 25, 1967) 
3. Let's Go Away For Awhile (original B-side)

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Hear Jack Kirby's granddaughter on "The Women of Marvel" podcast

Marvel Comics continues its Kirby Week celebration with podcast interview Jillian Kirby, who speaks about her grandfather's legacy, the Kirby4Heroes campaign in support of comics creators in need, and her love of science.

This Sunday marks what would've been Jack Kirby's 99th birthday.

 Listen here.

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See bloopers from "Captain America: Civil War"

Pop Culture Roundup: Marie Severin; Marvel merchandising; Superman; Disney, more

Via BoingBoing: "Radio drama" staircase at the BBC.


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Booksteve shares some Superman-related news clippings from the 1940s.


Lots of fun stuff from Barry's Pearls of Comic Book Wisdom: The Marvel Age of Merchandi$ing : 1965-1977.

Via 13th Dimension: A birthday gallery of comics covers by the most-excellent Marie Severin.

New Music Friday: Beach Boys, Monkees

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Full trailer: "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders"

We featured a preview last week, here's the full trailer for the new, straight-to-home video animated flick the reunites the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.

Marvel kicks off Jack Kirby Week 2016

It's so nice to see Marvel officially paying homage to the co-creator of its flagship characters. After decades of conflict, the publisher and the estate of Jack Kirby have finally come to terms and are playing nicely.

In celebration of what would be the artist's 99th birthday Aug. 28, Marvel this week is celebrating some of his greatest creations with a series of online articles. First up is a piece on the Hulk, created by Kirby and Stan Lee back in 1962.

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