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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Whispers Winds of Vinyl

December is here and so is the Christmas season. Tons of holiday-themed vinyl in the shop and new stuff arriving every day. In fact, it's hard to keep up most of the time. Here is a partial list of new arrivals and re-stocks. There is also a big list of used vinyl and we replenished the Bargain Bins with over 100 new additions, plus vintage Christmas records, and more! Tons of gifts for the vinyl collector on your list and maybe even something for your own collection...


Arcade Fire, Reflektor
Billie Holiday, All or Nothing At All (180g) 
Bing Crosby, Merry Christmas 
Black Keys, Turn Blue 
Bob Marley, Rasta Revolution 
Bob Marley, Soul Rebels 
David Bowie, Aladdin Sane 
Ella Fitzgerald, A Swinging Christmas 
Elvis Presley, Good Rockin Tonght (180g) 
Elvis Presley, The #1 Hits (180g)
Flaming Lips, Imagene Peise Atlas Eets Christmas 
Flaming Lips, In a Priest Driven Ambulance (pink vinyl) 
Flaming Lips, Telepathic Surgery (blue vinyl) 
Fleet Foxes, s/t with Sun-Giant 
Frank Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas 
Guided By Voices, Let’s Go Eat at the Factory 
Hole, Skinny Little Bitch 10-inch (white vinyl) 
Intended, Time Will Tell
Iron Maiden, The Clairvoyant 7-inch 
Iron Maiden, The Evil That Men Do 7-inch
Jackson 5, Jackson 5 Christmas Album 
James Brown, A Soulful Christmas 
James Brown, Live at the Apollo (180g blue vinyl) 
James Brown, Night Train (red vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix, Smash Hits
Johnny Cash, With His Hot and Blue Guitar 
Marilyn Munroe, s/t picture disc 
Michael Jackson, Bad picture disc 
Michael Jackson, Thriller picture disc 
Monkees, Logo picture disc 
Motorhead, Ace of Spades 
Motorhead, Iron Fist & the Hordes from Hell picture disc 
Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man (180g) 
New York Dolls, s/t (colour vinyl)
Outkast, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik 
Pearl Jam, Aladdin in Vegas 
Pete Seeger, Traditional Christmas Carols
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon (180g) 
Pixies, Bossanova 
Pixies, Wave of Mutilation 
Prodigy, Invaders Must Die 
Radiohead, In Rainbows
Rancid, Indestructible 
Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
Shaggs, Philosophy of the World
Small Faces, First Step (orange vinyl)
Sparks, s/t 
Stevie Wonder, Someday at Christmas
Thee Oh Sees, An Odd Entrances
Various, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (green vinyl) 
 Various, Kill Bill Vol One OST
Various, Stax Records Christmas in Soulsville
Various, Stax Records It’s Christmas Time Again 
Velvet Underground, and Nico picture disc
Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown Christmas (green vinyl) 
White Stripes, Under Great White Northern Lights
XX, Coexist 


Amazing Blondel, Blondel 
April Wine, Electric Jewels 
Beatles, Let It Be
Billy Joel, Glass Houses 
Billy Joel, Greatest Hits vol I & II
Billy Joel, The Stranger 
Billy Joel, Turnstiles 
Bing Crosby, Christmas Classics 
Bing Crosby, Merry Christmas
Bob & Doug McKenzie, Great White North
Bob Dylan, Desire 
Bob Marley, Exodus 
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run 
Cars, s/t 
Cream, Best of Cream 
Cyndi Lauper, She’s So Unusual 
David Wilcox, Out of the Woods 
Deep Purple, Machine Head 
Depeche Mode, Some Great Reward 
Depeche Mode, Speak and Spell 
Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms 
Dire Straits, Communique 
Dokken, Under Lock and Key 
Doors, The Soft Parade 
Eagles, Hotel California 
Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 
Elvis Presley, Blue Christmas 
Elvis Presley, Elvis’ Christmas Album 
Fleetwood Mac, Heroes Are Hard to Find 
Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night 
Frank Sinatra, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 
Genesis, Trick of the Tail 
George Michael, Faith 
Guy Lombardo, New Year’s Eve 
Harry Belafonte, Belafonte’s Christmas 
Harry Nilsson, The Point 
J. Geils Band, Best 
Jethro Tull, Minstrel in the Tapestry 
Joe Cocker, s/t 
Joni Mitchell, For the Roses 
King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King 
Kinks, Golden Hour
Led Zeppelin, IV 
Madonna, Like a Virgin 
Marianne Faithful, Broken English 
Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell 
Michael Jackson, Thriller 
Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song 
Neil Young, Zuma 
Peter Gabriel, Car 
Peter Gabriel, So 
Phil Spector, Christmas Album 
Pink Floyd, Animals 
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon 
Police, Synchronicity 
Police, Zenyatta Mondatta 
Psychedelic Furs, Mirror Moves 
Queen, The Game 
Rush, 2112 
Steely Dan, Gaucho 
Steppenwolf, Gold 
Stevie Nicks, Bella Donna 
Talking Heads, More Songs ABout Buildings and Food 
The The, Soul Mining 
U2, Rattle and Hum 
U2, The Joshua Tree 
Uriah Heap, Best 
Van Halen, s/t 
Van Morrison, Beautiful Vision
Various, A Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas 
Various, A Very Special Christmas 
Various, Fathers and Sons 
Waterboys, This is the Sea 
Whitesnake, s/t 
Yes, Fragile