For the vinyl fan who has “everything”

No they don’t.

It might seem like it, especially if you have to share space with them, but there are tons of records they don’t have. Every collection needs a certain number of weird records. Here is a guide to records that are sure to delight a vinyl fan with unusual tastes. They happen to be in stock at many Bull Moose locations.

Abdou El Omari – Nuits d’Ete Avec Naima SaminSummer Nights

This record  has a wonderful mix of styles. It has that North African sound, but the organ adds a certain loungey element. There’s even kind of a bossa novaish beat in the first track. Naima Samin must be the singer. She can do a lot of things with her voice that most Western singers cannot.

Gundella – Hour of the Witchgundella

Many collectors love colored vinyl. The Hour of the Witch is on green vinyl (see the green on the cover?) This is a reissue of Gundella’s self-released spoken word LP about witchcraft. She explains her ideas about magic on side one. Side two should teach you how to cast your own spells. It includes a great booklet with all sorts of newspaper clippings and an essay by her daughter.

The Free Design – Kites Are Fun

You have to the freedbe careful with this one. At first listen, The Free Design might strike you as Partridge Family-level cheese. Careful listening reveals a super creative approach, especially with the vocal arrangements. It’s like if The Mamas and the Papas backing tracks were written by Ennio Morricone’s assistant.

On Kites Are Fun The Free Design are two brothers and a sister. Their other sister joined for future albums. 59th Street Bridge (Feeling Groovy) didn’t seem to fit on whatever Simon & Garfunkel album it’s on. The Free Design manage to capture whatever S&G couldn’t. I guess you could say they made it groovy.

Forrest Ackerman – Music For Robots

This is wmusic for robots.JPGhat you get when a science fiction fanzine editor teams up with a Hollywood sound effects guy. Using late 1950s/early 1960s technology, they pulled off something pretty darn cool.

Side one contains Forrest Ackerman’s history of science fiction. He switches back and forth between his history and actual science fiction, it’s hard to tell if what he’s saying is real or not. He takes us on a time travel trip at the end. Frank Coe adds sound effects.

Frank Coe fills side two with the titular music for robots. It’s an electronic sound collage, much denser and more interesting than what was coming out of academic electronic music studios at the time.

Only 300 copies were pressed. Make sure to tell your collector that.

Beatle Barkers

beatle barkersThis is better than it looks because it’s not just dogs doing Beatles songs. There are a bunch of farm animals on other songs.

It’s pretty hard to listen to this, so I’d only get it for the Beatles fan who needs to have everything. Beatles fans love rare stuff and there are only 300 of these.

Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk Rock 1969-1973

As advertised.even a tree

I love hearing US/UK music reinterpreted by other cultures. A bunch of Japanese artists I have never heard of do their own versions of folk rock.

The album starts on the mellower side and gets more rocking as it goes. It ends with The Dylan II’s version of “I Shall Be Released.” I think that’s what it is. They definitely borrowed the melody.

Some of this is really, really good. I mean excellent like you’d put it on a mix tape with Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

Kaleidoscope – Tangerine Dream

Tkaleidoscopehis isn’t the band Tangerine Dream. Tangerine Dream is the title of the album.

Your fan of obscure psychedelic music will like this because it touches on several things vinyl collectors love.

  1. The first 1000 copies are on tangerine colored vinyl. Other pressings will be black and therefore not as desirable.
  2. It hasn’t been officially available in almost 50 years.
  3. It’s in mono.
  4. It includes a bonus 7″ with early versions of two of their songs.
  5. The lead singer numbered them by hand.

Sortilegio soundtrack

Soundsortilegio.JPGtracks to obscure Italian films are big. Sortilegio is so obscure that nobody has ever seen it.

The soundtrack is a fine example of early 1970s Italian film and television music. At times it’s thrilling, funky, or just kind of weird.

Paul McCartney colored vinyl

There have been questions. This is what we know.

  • 500 copies of each album will be spread out among indie stores in the U.S.
  • U.S. indies cannot take pre-orders or make the albums for sale online. You have to physically go to the store on 11/17 to buy one.
  • Sir Paul’s website and/or Universal’s website is where you go if you want to buy online.
  • The colored vinyl will not be available anywhere else.*
  • Release date is 11/17/17

All eight albums will be released on black vinyl and CD the same day. Those are normal releases so you can buy them however you want to. Suggested Retail Price for the black vinyl is $10 less than the colored vinyl.

*We don’t know what is happening in other countries. If I lived outside the U.S., I would be a regular at the best store(s) in town. I’d ask my local store what’s up if I needed the colored records.


St. Vincent Vinyl Comparison

We are getting questions about the difference between Standard and Deluxe editions of St. Vincent’s next album. For the extra $7.00, the Deluxe Edition includes the same pink vinyl and poster in the Standard Edition. Exclusive to the Deluxe Ed. is a much larger booklet, a sticker sheet, and a different label on the record. The Deluxe comes in a clear PVC jacket.

Please note that if this is the same PVC jacket usually used for picture discs, it’s 99% guaranteed to split. We can put a man on the moon, but…





Phish – A Live One side breaks

A couple people who follow us on Twitter asked for more details.

Tracklists on our website don’t support two-sided discs (good thing laser discs are gone). Above is a screen shot of how the tracks are broken up by side. Note that “Tweezer” was too long to fit on a single LP side.

Details on the red and blue are not yet available. We don’t know if the records are solid colors, split, swirl, splatter, or with a piece of the Utica Memorial Auditorium floor embedded.

Master of Puppets pack shot

Metallica-Master of Puppets Deluxe Box Set

10CD/2DVD/3LP/1 cassette

Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card


  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)


  1. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  2. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  3. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

Includes Digital Download (MP3) Card
Previously Unreleased Soundboard Recording


  1. Battery (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:54)
    *Note: Someone didn’t hit record until after we started playing.
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (8:18)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:22)


  1. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:12)
  2. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:15)
  3. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (2:57)
  4. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:14)


  1. Fade to Black (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:01)
  2. Seek & Destroy (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (7:22)
  3. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:20)


  1. The Four Horsemen (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (5:23)
  2. Guitar Solo (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:12)
  3. Am I Evil? (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (3:42)
  4. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:44)



Layne Case, owner of AMITY Publications of Barrington, NH, and author of the ”Charlie” book series, will be holding a book signing and story-telling at Bull Moose, 419 South Broadway, Salem, NH on September 26, 2015 at 10am.

Layne, a native of Salem, NH, began her career as a children’s author in 2007 when she published “Charlie,” her first children’s book written 40 years ago. She now has five ”Charlie”books and offers writing classes, teaching children what it takes to become an author. Her company offers publishing services as well. Many of her students are now published authors and will be visiting that day.

This event will also include a visit from “Tucker”, the real dog who is a character in Layne’s latest book “Charlie and His Lost Friend”.

All of the “Charlie” books as well as children’s books written by the young authors will be available for purchase.



Z. Rider’s first love is horror, and her first horror novel, SUCKERS was released on February 17, 2015. INSYLUM, followed in June, and MAN MADE MURDER, book one of the Blood Road trilogy, comes out in October, all from Dark Ride Publishing.

MAN MADE MURDER, will be available for purchase early at the Salem meet & greet!

Z. believes that authors have the biggest stake in the success of their books and are therefore the best people to control the publishing of their books. She also believes that fear is a powerful and universal emotion, that our fears are inexorably bound to all that we stand to lose—from the mundane to the things we hold most precious. That’s the horror Z most enjoys reading; that’s the horror she strives to write.
Z. Rider spent her formative years hanging out in billiard halls, rec rooms, and wherever else she could find a pool table—not that it’s made her an especially good player, but it is great for shutting up the noise in her head. She used to test air-to-ground missiles for the Air Force. And she enjoys being crammed against the front of a stage in small, dark clubs across the Southeast while her favorite hard-working, underrated bands kill her over and over with their music.
Born and raised in southern New Hampshire, these days Z. lives in the mountains of northeast Tennessee with her husband, two dogs, and a skeleton named Knuckles.

Z. is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors.











Welcoming back Grace Potter to the Scarborough Bull Moose!

In-Store Signing/Meet & Greet
Wednesday, August 19th
at 6 PM
Bull Moose Scarborough

Bring your favorite Grace Potter album, t-shirt, or poster in on Wednesday, August 19th at 6 PM and get it autographed!
The appearance coincides with the release of Potter’s new CD, Midnight, due out on Friday, August 14. The release is the first solo album from Potter, who is best known as the lead vocalist of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, a Vermont band formed in 2002. As a solo artist, Potter has shown diversity in performing with everyone from country star Kenny Chesney to rock group Gov’t Mule, which was founded by longtime members of The Allman Brothers Band. Recently, she opened for The Rolling Stones and joined them onstage to perform “Gimme Shelter.”
The event is free, tickets aren’t required!
Pre-order Midnight now or pick it up a copy at the event. We have it for just $9.97!

Meet Children’s Author & Illustrator Russ Cox

Meet Children’s author & illustrator Russ Cox at the Bull Moose in Scarborough on Saturday August 15th from 10-12PM!
Join us for a reading, drawing demo & signing of his new book Faraway Friends!
Faraway Friends:
This is the story of the adventure of a little boy named Sheldon and his dog, Jet. When Sheldon’s best friend moves away, Sheldon spies the word “Jupiter” painted on the side of the moving truck. Sheldon feels sad at first, but realizes that this is a sign—what he needs is a rocket ship! So Sheldon and Jet do some sketching and some scrounging, and, with a wagon full of equipment and supplies, the two future astronauts head to the backyard. With a glop and a wham, piece by piece the ship begins to take form, and soon it’s Commander Sheldon A. Flyer and Space Cadet Jet ready for takeoff! The duo jets around satellites, zooms by planets, speeds through space storms, and zips past other flying saucers . . . until plop, they’ve arrived, somewhere with a green, alien life-form and a furry black blob

This book encourages children to channel loneliness and boredom with creativity and imagination, and ultimately it is a story of new friendship. Featuring vibrant illustrations by debut author and illustrator Russ Cox, this action-packed story is sure to appeal to young readers in search of something that is out of this world!

He has illustrated Freddy the Frogcaster series (Regnery Kids), written by Janice Dean; Puppy Pirates series (Penguin Random House) written by Erin Sodersberg; Merry Moosey Christmas (Islandport Press), written by Lynn Plourde; and many other children’s books. Faraway Friends (Sky Pony Press) is his first book as both author and illustrator.