Saturday, January 21, 2017

Post-Trump Record Dump

Another misty morning, another pile of vinyl.

Lots of new records in the shop this week, including some new releases (Run The Jewels 3, Killers, Bros, Pink Floyd reissues) and tons of restocked classics. As well, we have received several collections of vintage used vinyl in great shape. See the list below for a full list of new and used: 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Vinyl Arrivals for the Week of Jan 14

Tons of new vinyl arrivals at the shop this week. Hundreds of bargain bin records as well as freshly-pressed new releases and reissues plus our usual assortment of quality ised vinyl.

Full list after the jump:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Year, New Vinyl

Happy New Year! It's going to be a great year with lots of surprises in store and tons of great music!

It's been a busy holiday season at Royal Cat Records but new shipments have started to trickle in. This week we have a bunch of restocks and some new releases to share. As well, our 20% USED VINYL sale continues.

Check out the full list of new arrivals below:

AC/DC, Back in Black 
AC/DC, Highway to Hell (180g)
Adele, 25 
Alice in Chains, Live Facelift
Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst NIghtmare
Band, Music From Big Pink 
Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (180g mono) 
Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty (180g) 
Beastie Boys, Ill Communication 
Beastie Boys, Licence to Ill (180g) 
Beatles, White Album (180g) 
Billie Holiday, Complete Commodore Masters (180g) 
Billie Holiday, Lady in Satin (180g) 
Bjork, Debut (180g) 
Bjork, Homogenic (180g) 
Bjork, Post (180g) 
Bjork, Vespertine (180g) 
Black Sabbath, Never Say Die 
Black Sabbath, Paranoid (180g blue vinyl)
Black Sabbath, s/t (180g red vinyl) 
Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (180g) 
Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a Changin (180g) 
Bob Marley, Legend
Bon Iver, s/t 
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA (180g)
City and Colour, Bring Me Your Love 
City and Colour, Little Hell 
Clash, Combat Rock (180g) 
Clash, London Calling (180g)
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay, Ghost Stories 
Coldplay, Parachutes (180g) 
Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think 
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo’s Factory 
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Green River 
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie and the Poor Boys 
Daft Punk, Discovery 
Daniel Johnston, Is and Always Was 
Dave Brubeck, Time Out (180g) 
DAvid Bowie, Aladdin Sane (180g) 
David Bowie, Changes One (180g)
David Bowie, Hunky Dory (180g) 
David Bowie, Pinups (180g) 
David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust (180g) 
Depeche Mode, Black Celebration (180g) 
Dr. Dre, Compton 
Drake, If Youre Reading This Its Too Late 
Drake, Views 
D’Angelo, Black Messiah 
Father John Misty, Fear Fun
Fleetwood Mac, Greatest Hits 
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours 
Florence and the Machine, Lungs 
Guns n Roses, Appetite for Destruction 
Howlin Wolf, Moanin in the Moonlight (180g) 
Jack White, Lazaretto 
Jeff Buckley, Grace (180g) 
Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow (180g)
Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced (180g) 
Jimi Hendrix, Axis Bold as Love (180g)
Jimi Hendrix, Smash Hits 
John Lee Hooker, Burning Hell (180g)
Joy Division, Closer (180g) 
Joy Division, Substance (180g)
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (180g) 
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 
Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid MAAD City 
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar, Untitled Unmastered 
Kings of Leon, Walls 
Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo 
Lady Gaga, Joanne 
Lana Del Rey, Born to Lose (2lp) 
Led Zeppelin, I (180g) 
Led Zeppelin, II (180g) 
Led Zeppelin, III (180g)
Led Zeppelin, IV (180g) 
Lee Perry, Skanking With the Upsetter Rare Dubs 1971-74
Leonard Cohen, Greatest Hits (180g) 
Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker 
Leon Bridges, Coming Home 
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pronounced (180g) 
Madonna, Music (180g) 
Manic Street Preachers, Everything Must Go (blue vinyl) 
Massive Attack, Blue Lines
Massive Attack, Protection 
Massive Attack, vs Mad Professor
Metallica, Hardwired to Self-Destruct (red vinyl Indy Exclusive)
Metallica, Master of Puppets 
Metallica, s/t 
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool (180g) 
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew (180g) 
Miles Davis, Frantic (180g)
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (180g)
Motorhead, Ace of Spades 
Mumford and Sons, Babel 
Mumford and Sons, Sigh No More 
Nas, Illmatic 
Nas, Life is Good 
Nathaniel Rateliff, & the Night Sweats 
Neil Young, Zuma 
Nick Cave, Skeleton Tree 
Nick Drake, Pink Moon 
Nirvana, Nevermind (180g) 
Nirvana, Unplugged in New York 
NWA, Straight Outta Compton (180g)
Pet Shop Boys, Electric 
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon 
Pink Floyd, Obscured By Clouds (180g) 
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were You Here (180g) 
Pixies, Doolittle (180g)
Prince, Purple Rain 
Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Queen, A Night at the Opera 
Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire 
Ray Charles, Genius + Soul = Jazz (180g) 
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Greatest Hits 
REM, Out of Time 
Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed 
Rolling Stones, Some Girls 
Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (180g) 
Run the Jewels, II (teal vinyl) 
SheepDogs, Learn & Burn 
Strokes, Is This It 
Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell 
Tame Impala, Currents 
Tame Impala, Innerspeaker 
Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones 
Tragically Hip, Fully Completely 
Tragically Hip, Man Machine Poem 
Tragically Hip, Now For Plan A
Tragically Hip, Road Apples 
Tragically Hip, Tired As Fuck 7-inch (green vinyl)
Tragically Hip, Up to Here 
Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders 
Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here 
Van Morrison, Moondance (180g) 2
Various, Stranger Things OST Vol. II 
Various, Stranger Things OST vol I 
Wanda Jackson, There's a Party Going On
Weezer, Pinkerton 
Wild Nothing, Gemini 
Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Holiday Arrivals

Holiday craziness rules supreme at Royal Cat this week. We are super-excited to be sponsoring the special showing of the movie Jingle Bell Rocks this Tuesday at the eBar. But we also have been sorting and pricing tons of vinyl as usual. Some late arriving new releases and some quality used  as well. Plus a fun assortment of bargain bin records, cds, and even cassettes!

Here's a list of some of the most recent vinyl arrivals:


Arcade Fire, Neon Bible 
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs 
Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA picture disc 
Beatles, Revolver (180g) 
Black Lips, Good Bad Not Evil 
Bob Dylan, Freewheelin Outtakes picture disc 
Caribou, Our Love 
Clash, s/t (180g)
Dead Kennedys, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables 
Dead Kennedys, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death 
Dead Weather, Dodge and Burn 
Devo, Hardcore Devo Vol I 
Django Reinhardt, Django (180g) 
DOA, Fucked Up Donald 7-inch 
Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong, Ella and Louis Again 
Elliott Smith, XO (180g) 
Elvis Presley, s/t picture disc 
Frank Zappa, Joe’s Garage I, II & III (180g) 
Funkadelic, Maggot Brain 
Funkadelic, Standing on the Verge of Getting it On 
Future Islands, Singles 
Gord Downie, Secret Path 
Gorillaz, Plastic Beach 
Howlin Wolf, Moanin picture disc 
Howlin Wolf, s/t picture disc 
John Coltrane, Blue Train picture disc 
Kurt Vile, B’lieve I’m Goin Down 
Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get it On (180g) 
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool (180g) 
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (blue vinyl) 
Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime 
Monkees, Good Times 
Muddy Waters, Best of picture disc 
National, Boxer (yellow vinyl) 
Nine Inch Nails, Downward Spiral 
Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain 
Pink Floyd, Animals (180g) 
Pink Floyd, The Wall (180g) 
Pixies, Doolittle 
Pixies, Wave of Mutilation 
Pup, The Dream is Over (red vinyl) 
Raekwon, Shaolin vs Wu-Tang (red vinyl) 
Ramones, Live at the Roxy
Ramones, Ramonesmania 
Ray Charles, What’d I Say (180g) 
Run DMC, Christmas in Hollis picture disc (RSD2) 
She & Him, A Very She & Him Christmas 
Sigur Rós, Agætis Byrjun 
Sigur Rós, Meo Suo 
Skatalites, Treasure Isle 
Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material (180g) 
Sun Ra, Batman and Robin picture disc 
Tragically Hip, Tired as Fuck (green vinyl) 
Various, Stranger Things OST 
Wavves x Cloud Nothings, No Life For Me 
Ween, The Mollusk (180g) 
White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan 
White Stripes, Under Great White Northern Lights 

AC/DC, Back in Black 
April Wine, Best of / Rock Ballads 
Beach Boys, Endless Summer 
Belle & Sebastian, Fold Your Hands Child
Benny Goodman, The King Direct to Disc 
Billie Idol, Rebel Yell
Blondie, Autoamerican
Blood Sweat Tears, Greatest Hits 
Bob and Doug McKenzie, The Great White North 
Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan, Desire
Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy
Byrds, Play Dylan
Cat Stevens, Catch Bull at Four
Cult, Love
Dave McKenna Quartet, With Zoot Sims
David Gilmour, About Face
Deep Purple, Shades 
Doors, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
Duran Duran, Seven and the Ragged Tiger 
Eagles, s/t
Edith Piaf, Disques D’Or
Edith Piaf, Les Grands Success d’ (mono)
Edith Piaf, The Great
Elvis Presley, Blue Christmas 
Eric Clapton, Slowhand 
Frank Sinatra, A Man and his Music
Frank Sinatra, Ol Blue Eyes is Back
Frank Sinatra, One More for the Road
Frank Sinatra, That’s Life
Gene Autry, Rudolph
Genesis, Three Sides Live
George Michael, Faith 
Gerry Mulligan Quartet, With Chet Baker
Glenn Gould, Beethoven Sonatas
Glenn Gould, Goldberg Variations
Glenn Gould, Well-Tempered Clavier
Janis Joplin, Pearl
John Lennon, Shaved Fish
John Mayer Trio, Try
Joni Mitchell, Blue
Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
Joni Mitchell, For the Roses
Joni Mitchell, Miles of Aisles
Joni Mitchell, Mingus
Led Zeppelin, IV
Les Brown, Direct to Disc 
Madonna, Who’s That Mix 
Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells
Moe Koffman, One More Time 
Neil Young, Freedom
Neil Young, Hawks and Doves 
Neil Young, Landing On Water
Neil Young, Live At Fillmore East
Neil Young, Live Rust
Neil Young, Tonight’s the Night
Pretenders, Learning to Crawl
Rolling Stones, Goat Head Soup 
Sade, Promise 
Steely Dan, Aja 
Stephane Grappelli, Brandenburg Boogie
Steppenwolf, Sixteen Great Performances
Stevie Wonder, Hotter Than July
Supertramp, Eve in the Quietest Moments
Uriah Heap, Salisbury
Van Morrison, A Sense of Wonder
Van Morrison, Beautiful Visions
Van Morrison, Into the Music
Van Morrison, No Guru No Method No Teacher
Van Morrison, Poetic Champions Compose
Various, Round Midnight OST

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Don't Be a Grinch, Share Some Vinyl

 Don't be a Grinch, share your love of vinyl with others this holiday seasonat Royal Cat Records!

We've restocked the store this week with a ton of classic vinyl, both new and used. Tons of Christmas records, classic rock, and everything in-between. Tons of reissues and recent releases. Over 100 new records in the 5.99 bargain bins, including holiday hits as well. 

 Full list of new stuff after the jump:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Jingle Bell Rocks Screening with Director Mitchell Kezin

Royal Cat Records is proud to be sponsoring a special holiday screening of the cult classic documentary Jingle Bell Rocks at the eBar December 20. This event is being put on by The Guelph Film Festival and the film's director (and star!) Mitchell Kezin will be present for a Q&A after the film. This is our favourite movie about record collecting!
Tuesday, Dec 20
7:30 pm
eBar (second floor, Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St)
In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, “Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”
Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you’ve never heard.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Vinyl Countdown: Looking at Some Classic and Not-So-Classic Holiday Records

With the holiday season upon us, let's make like the Ghost of Christmas Past and look back at our historic examination of Xmas vinyl from 2015. Last year we devoted 25 days to listening to and singing the praises of some new and old records, all Christmas-themed. We still have many of these records in the shop, as well as some new classics. You should also check out our 5.99 bins, which are chock-ful of weird and wonderful Xmas records from all periods and genres.

This is a real "Good, Bad, and Ugly" type list, so be prepared for some duds, some crtiticisms, and some hidden gems.

Here's the list. (click on the albums to read our posts):

25. Santa Claus is Canadian by Various Artists
24. Christmas Cheer by Les Paul and Mary Ford
23. Imagene Peise: Atlas Eats Christmas by The Flaming Lips
22. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Fred Astaire and Friends
21. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio
20. Country Christmas by Various Artists
19. Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley
18. Rocky Mountain Christmas by John Denver
17. A Dave Brubeck Christmas by Dave Brubeck
16. Christmas Wishes by Anne Murray
15. An Oscar Peterson Christmas by Oscar Peterson
14. Merry Merry Christmas by New Kids on the Block
13. A Very Special Christmas by Various Artists
12. The Jackson 5 Christmas Album by The Jackson 5
11. Christmas Songs by Bad Religion
10. The Sounds of Christmas from Blacks by Various Artists
9. Christmas with the Chippers by The Chippers
8. Light of the Stable by Emmylou Harris
7. Ace Records presents Rhythm & Blues Christmas by Various Artists
6. It's a Holiday Soul Party by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
5. A Very She & Him Christmas by She & Him
4. Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You by Various Artists
3. Burl Ives' Christmas Album by Burl Ives
2. If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
1. Christmas 1979 by Wild Billy Childish