Ring, ring goes the bell-- and new Norton releases are IN SESSION! We're nearing the one year mark since Sandy and have a lot of reasons to celebrate-- we're doing so by releasing some our greatest records ever, and we have blasts going all fall long- it's an autumn almanac for… the record books! Before digging in, two big news bits--Grand Theft Auto 5 has just been released, and features a Norton track -- Hasil Adkins' GET OUT OF THE CAR … and… the New Surfsiders have been featured onbeachboys.com!!! With these stellar moments in mind, come aboard the Norton train for one wild, wild ride! Also be sure to check our non-Norton records on the Norton website- we have just added several hundred single copy out of print and hard to find LP's and 45s. Use the pull down menu for VINYL and rev up!
OCT. 3-5 (Thurs-Sat)PONDEROSA STOMP (New Orleans) Sonics, Standells, Boogaloo, Ty Wagner, Chris Montez and more! Plus daytime panels and interviews including Chris Montez interviewed by Cyril Jordan of the Flamin Groovies and the Sonics interviewed by Michael Hurtt and Billy Miller! See you at the record show there!
OCT 3 (Thurs) HIP DROP(New Orleans) PONDEROSA STOMP KICK OFF DANCE PARTY
OCT 4 (FRI) INTERVIEWS! CHRIS MONTEZ is quizzed by Flamin' Groovie CYRIL JORDAN 1:30-2:30 and THE SONICS tell all to BILLY MILLER and MICHAEL HURTT 4:30-5:30! Don't miss!
OCT 19 (Sat 11 AM) LA LA BROOKS on the MICHAEL SHELLEY SHOW! Michael interviews La La and plays her new record(s)-- tune in worldwide at wfmu.org
OCT 19 NYC RECORD + CD EXPANSION SHOW (New York City) Norton will have two tables at this show with thousands of records including tons of $2 Norton singles!
OCT 26 (Sat) FOOL’S PARADISE 1 PM,WFMU (Worldwide web radio!) Rex will be joined by Billy and Miriam from Norton Records yapping about wild records!
OCT 27 (Sun) 188.8.131.52s /A-BONES/GUITAR LIGHTNIN' LEE AND HIS THUNDER BAND (Bell House, Brooklyn) Japan’s rock n’ roll gals' only US club date is gonna be a hi-octane fueler with the A-Bones burning rubber and Guitar Lightnin' Lee and band gunnin' engines and bustin' gaskets!
NOV 8 (Fri) CHARLES PLYMELL An evening of motorvating with the great road poet beat originator CHARLES PLYMELL, introduced by GERARD MALANGA! BENZEDRINE HIGHWAY rolls off the presses Oct 15! Met you at Jefferson Market Library NYPL, 425 Sixth Ave (at 10th St) Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Free kicksbooks.com
NOV 9 (Sat) CHARLES PLYMELL (original publisher of Zap Comix!) will stop in to sell and sign at the first annual Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival at Mt. Carmel Church, 275 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY Show runs 11 AM to 7 PM but Charley will only be in for a short while so git him while the gittin's good!
NOV 15 (Fri) SONICS - FLAMIN GROOVIES plus DADDY LONG LEGS wit DJ's Josh Styles and Todd-O-Phonic Todd (Warsaw, Brooklyn NY) Scenic Presents Norton Records Hurricane Sandy 1st Anniversary Blast (Day #1)-- details to follow on this massive weekender! Tickets on sale Friday at noon at TICKETWEB! Doors at 8 Show at 9. The Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222 Tickets available at the venue or thru Ticketweb.com
NOV 16 (Sat) REIGNING SOUND with Very Special Guest LA LA BROOKS/ A-BONES with MICK COLLINS/ BLOODSHOT BILL-- followed by NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN SOUL CLAP with DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN! Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY Day #2 of the Norton Records Hurricane Sandy First Anniversary Blast continues the fun and debuts La La Brooks with her new Norton album! Dig the A-Bones with Mr Collins on guitar! Come early for BB's fine eats and stay late to work it off with Jonathan's legendary NIGHT TRAIN midnight ramble!
NOV. 22-24 WFMU RECORD FAIR This is the big New York City record show- washed out by Hurricane Sandy last year, now it is back with a bang! Check out all the new Norton wares at our usual double tables! Plus lots of Sandy wax and rare and unusual fare!
NOV 22 (Fri, midnight) KNON 89.3 FM Join Miriam Linna, Homer Henderson, and Randy Reeves live in Dallas as they start off this dark night's legendary Mansion Of Madness show, exploring the making of Norton's Tragic Songs From The Grassy Knoll . Streaming worldwide! Tue in at midnight sharp CST.
NOV 23 (Sat, 2-5 PM) TRAGIC SONGS FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL: JOHN F. KENNEDY 50th ANNIVERSARY RECORD RELEASE EVENT (Top Ten Record Shop, 338 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas) Join Norton crew two blocks from the Texas Theater as we quiver to these rare and unissued 1963 recordings, and quake to the haunting and accurate music of HOMER HENDERSON, live in person. Details coming soon!
376 VARIOUS – SAND SURFIN’: EL PASO ROCK VOL. 9 (LP/CD) Latest volume features Texas surf and garage rarities!
390 LA LA BROOKS – ALL OR NOTHING (LP/CD) Explosive new set from the lead singer of the Crystals produced by Mick Collins!
112263 VARIOUS ARTISTS - TRAGIC SONGS FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL: JOHN F. KENNEDY ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (LP/CD) Heartfelt JFK country tribs includes two Hasil Adkins songs!
45-178 BLOODSHOT BILL - SHACKIN’ UP/DADDY LONG LEGS - ALL THE TIME Norton stars perform each other's hits!
45-180 LA LA BROOKS - WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS/THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU La La does King Khan and BBQ and a non-LP take on Mary Wells!
KB8 BENZEDRINE HIGHWAY by CHARLES PLYMELL (Kicks Books) Out of print for decades, Plymell's first collection of poetry, APOCALYPSE ROSE, arrives complete with his mind shattering road novel LAST OF THE MOCCASINS with new intro by the author- the rhythm n' blues beat king from Wichita- read him and REV UP!
388 VARIOUS ARTISTS – GOLDEN GROUPS VOL. 56 (LP) 389 VARIOUS ARTISTS – GOLDEN GROUPS VOL. 57 (LP) We continue the legendary Relic Records Golden Groups series with two volumes of vocal group jumps and ballads from the vaults of Norton!
391 SUN RA – MY WAY IS THE SPACEWAYS (LP) Fourth spoken word set direct from Saturn!
392 THE DING-DONGS – RAMA LAMA DING DONG (LP) Killer second album from Bloodshot Bill and Mark Sultan!
45-177 PURPLE MAJESTY - IN THIS DAY AND AGE/I CAN’T KEEP FROM CRYING Mickey Leigh's 1967 garage band produced by 15 year old Joey Ramone!
45-179 JERRY AND THE DEL-RAYS - I NEED YOUR LOVIN’/QUESTION MARK Unissued 1964 Detroit teenage rock n' roll!
45-181 FLAMIN GROOVIES - SOMETHIN’ ELSE/TOO LATE FOR YOUR LIES Teenage Head warm up blast b/w Flamingo demo!