The hottest local blues jammers converge on Tumbleweeds Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach every Wednesday night. Continue reading “Magik Dayze Bass Player Mike DiMattio Hosts Weekly Blues Jam in Huntington Beach”
Popsike Magik Dayze Vinyl
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Russian Pirates Steal The Music Of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Magik Dayze And More
Multiple Russian and Ukraine based “free” music download sites offer music to stream or download with no royalties paid to the artists.
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More Rare Vinyl Sightings of Magik Dayze 1978
An Ebay sale from March, 2013. This one sold to the UK. Winning bid: US $140.10, Approximately £85.53.
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Moving Backwards and Forward at the Speed of Sound
The boys are back in the studio on the West Coast and the Midwest tracking and producing an album of new music due to hit juke boxes and ipods across the universe this summer. Chris Stoll at Zeta Studios in Toledo will be finalizing the mixing and mastering of the new CD. At the same time production is under way on several archival projects that were recorded at Katherine Drive Studio in Huntington Beach, CA, IAM Studios in Irvine, CA and a live concert collection. Look for these releases and an intergallactic tour later in the year.
CDs are ready to roll and rock!
We’re excited to announce that the CD of the 1978 Uncle Dirty’s session is in the final stage of completion. Freshly remastered and spruced up for 2012 it includes the tracks from the original vinyl pressing plus three additional songs – Sea Me Home, Love is the Key and Lucy. A 12 page insert booklet contains lyrics and photos from the session and performance photos shot by Steve Hough. The first 100 copies of this limited edition will also be signed by the band members during our private reunion show on May 26, 2012.
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Magik Dayze Vinyl Spotted at Rockaway Records
Extremely rare self-published album available at Rockaway Records in Los Angeles, CA.
The 12″ vinyl LP is listed at a sale price of $200. Brothers Wayne and Gary Johnson began re-selling albums in 1979 after attending one of the legendary record swap meets in the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood. What began as a hobby more than 30 years ago, quickly turned into a business when they were virtually forced to open a store, if only to house their growing collection!
Rockaway purchased “Rainbow Records”, a small well-known record store in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. They now started selling new and used records and cassettes in addition to collectibles. Rockaway grew so quickly, they had to move 2 more times, finally settling into the present Silver Lake location in 1992.
In 1984 another brother, Alan, opened a Rockaway in Mesa, Arizona. Sadly, that store is now closed. Then in 1992, yet another brother, Scott, opened a Rockaway in Brisbane, Australia.
While nearly every independent record store (and many chains) in Los Angeles has closed, Rockaway is flourishing. Wayne and Gary are aggressively acquiring extensive record industry collections and purchasing personal collections of CDs, records, DVDs, concert-related items, tour programs, toys, as well as rock ‘n’ roll promo items and collectibles. Frequently paying five and six figures for valuable collections, Rockaway recently paid $600,000 for a single collection of vinyl and $150,000 for a CD collection. Continue reading “Magik Dayze Vinyl Spotted at Rockaway Records”
“Highway Blues” hits the road
Another “sad to be leaving town” song. Features excellent lyrics and lead vocal by Robin. Nice overdrive on the guitar solos with just the right amount of Mellotron orchestration. A tight bottom end rhythm drives this song down the road.
“Lucy” – she’s on her way to heaven if there’s one
A song about a boy and his guitar.
“Nobody Can Stop Me Now” – a lover’s anthem
This song is about missing the one you love and getting back home as soon as possible. Robin wrote and sings this heartfelt tune with a nice callout on the talk box in his guitar solo. The usual tight rhythm section with nice Mellotron and synth flavorings.