Just in. I mean JUST IN!!! Another great collection. about 40+ lp’s. Stop by and have a look at ALL of them



Just in. I mean JUST IN!!! Another great collection. about 40+ lp’s. Stop by and have a look at ALL of them (only a small amount are pictured here)…


These will all be online tomorrow night but stop by the store ’cause they are ALL for sale NOW..

http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php

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“Strange Tales From The Doc” #26 And you think I’M stupid? I’ll show who is really Stupid(s)…

“Strange Tales From The Doc” #26
And you think I’M stupid? I’ll show who is really Stupid(s)…

It was 1985 or 1986 when my buddy Brian and I were living in a condo in Upland. I was full on “addicted” to buying records at that time. Every extra penny I had was spent on buying vinyl at the local record stores throughout California; Toxic Shock, Rhino, Zed, Vinyl Fetish and more. I was also buying and trading with people in the U.K. You know, “I’ll buy this for you, if you buy that for me”. One person in particular that I traded lots of vinyl with was Tommy Stupid from the U.K. hardcore band The Stupids. (he was the singer and drummer). I bought their debut 7”ep., “Violent Nun” and I saw something in the thank you’s: “Get in touch if you are into trading” [or something like that]. So I did. At first you don’t really know if you can trust the person. You could easily send out a box of records and get NOTHING in return. But that was not the case with Tommy Stupid. Up front and honest from the beginning. He was after things that were difficult to get in the U.K. like; Speptic Death, Minor Threat 7”s etc… while I was after things like The Dickies, Newtown Neurotics and similar bands that I couldn’t find here in the U.S.


All went well for months or more and I was happy to have received a letter from him one day (remember this is all “pre-computer e-mail age”) that said,” can I stay with you if I come out?” I wrote back and said, “Sure, of course”. So a few months later, on the day he said, I get a phone call from Newport Beach and it’s Tommy asking me to drive out to pick him up. The trip was only about 40 miles or so and the beach is always a great place to go so no problem. I remember pulling up at an Alpha-Beta [out of business grocery store chain] seeing Tommy on a skateboard chewing Dr Pepper gum. He LOVED Dr Pepper! It was all new to him since Dr Pepper hadn’t made it over to the U.K. yet. He couldn’t get enough of that stuff! One mistake I made was in not asking him, “So how long do you plan on staying”. He really didn’t have any plans on that, or a job, so it got a little troublesome after a couple weeks [maybe longer?] of him sleeping on the couch. I was able to persuade the guys at Toxic Shock Records; Bill Tuck [Pillsbury Hardcore] and owner Bill that Tommy would be a great person to hire. Nope, I was wrong! Turned out Tommy was caught stealing boxes of records from Toxic Shock. I still feel bad for it!

Years later I ran into Tommy at Spanky’s Café in Riverside, Ca.. He was drumming for the short lived band “That’s It” which featured Shawn Stern of Youth Brigade on vocals. I’ll never forget, he was wearing a Madonna t-shirt (yes, as a joke) when I saw him. It was nice to see him. I’ve since lost touch with him but I do know The Stupids are back together and still putting out great Hardcore music, in the vein of early 80’s. Oh, I forget to mention it was a huge thrill to have bought their debut lp “Peruvian Vacation” in 1986 and while reading the thank you’s I saw a, “Thank You to Bill Plaster for all the great packages”. Great band and good memories! Here are a few Stupids items we have right now. If you like: Minor Threat, Necros, etc… check ‘em out:


*pictured is Tommy on my couch and I had an unused of picture of myself (black spiked hair) and my buddy Queve with Brian in the background [red white] taken “around” the same time at Brian’s house (before we lived together that is).

*Want more info on this story? e-mail me directly at drstrange@drstrange.com or if you want music, shirts, buttons etc… from this band or others, visit the world’s largest PUNK ROCK site at


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Friends, I know how tough things can be. So to help comfort you and the masses I, The Reverend Dr Strange, will offer some “words of wisdom” each sunday from the Holy Book of Strange…


Friends, I know how tough things can be. So to help comfort you and the masses I, The Reverend Dr Strange, will offer some “words of wisdom” each sunday from the Holy Book of Strange.

Today’s inspiration comes from the book of Livid-Lickus, chapter 4 verse 5;

“Diarrhea; cleanses the colon and cleanses the soul”.


Okay, now go out and live it.
Your Welcomed,
Doc
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Is Dr. Strange Records REALLY haunted?

Is Dr. Strange Records REALLY haunted? Recently a paranormal investigation group called PARA (Paranormal Activity Research Associates) came into Dr. Strange Records around 10pm to see if there is any ghosts haunting the record shop. It is said that a woman hanged herself inside the store when it used to be a general store back in the 1930’s. Dr. Strange Records is located inside the Henry Alpert Building, which was built in 1909 and is on the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s list of historic places. In some of these pictures you can kind of make out a ghostly face or body hanging from the rafters. The “ghost hunters” tried to get audio from “white noise” by asking question to see if any ghost would respond. There does seem to be a few replies from something, but the audio can be hard to make-out, here’s a list of what the researchers think the ghost is saying in the white-noise, listen close, and see if you hear anything out of the ordinary….

#ghosts #paranormal #haunted


 

Clip 1: Question- How long have you been here?
Reply- Noise, nothing?

Clip 2: DSR Backroom, voices talking?

Clip 3: Reply “This is not a record store”

Clip 4: In the basement- Female moan

Clip 5: Question: Can you light this all the way to the red?
Reply: “I am” (or noise)

Clip 6: Basement- Interference

Clip 7: Basement: Voice mumble

Clip 8: Voice or a noise

Clip 9: “Yeah I mind”

Clip 10: “Yes” or a noise

Clip 11: Female voice “Yes Sir”
What do YOU think? There does seem to be some things being said but it’s very faint. Maybe someone who is good at audio can take these and filter them out more to try and make the voices more clear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WADIClBFRz0

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About 40 rare punk record must-haves just arrived today, your collection is gonna suck until you get these, check it out…

About 40 rare punk record must-haves just arrived today, your collection is gonna suck until you get these, check it out… Jesus and Mary Chain– Barbed Wire Kisses (B-sides) Buzzcocks– Parts 1-3, & Another Music in a Different Kitchen, The Clash– Story of the Clash 2x lp, s/t, & Combat Rock, Dead KennedysGive me Convenience or Give me Death, Social DistortionMommy’s Little Monster & 1945, The Smiths– Viva Hate & The Queen is Dead, and The Stray CatsBuilt for Speed… need a turntable to put these bad mofo’s on? We got those too, see it all, now, here….

http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php

New arrivals list is updated every night after 9, keep it bookmarked and just like your meat, you can “beat” the crowd and get these before the other wankers…

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“Doc’s Spotlight” #2 Today’s “Doc’s Spot [light]” is on one of the 1st [since 1974 for god’s sake!] Punk bands; Devo!


“Doc’s Spotlight” #2 Today’s “Doc’s Spot [light]” is on one of the 1st [since 1974 for god’s sake!] Punk bands; Devo! The first time I heard Devo I hated them! I remember sitting in a math class in Junior High. It was 1978. The “cool” kid; Mike Lomath was playing a cassette, while in class of course, of Devo’s debut lp “Are We Not Men?”.

I remember thinking to myself, what the hell is this weird crap? I mean this isn’t music! WAY beyond me at that time. But a couple quick years later, while a freshman in high school, I was hanging out with my oldest buddy [since 3rd grade] Glen. Glen had an older brother [always one of those involved in a story like this huh?] who was a big Devo fan. I think it was “Duty Now For The Future” or maybe “Freedom of Choice” that turned me on to Devo. I can still remember being at home listening to Devo full blast, grabbing a pair of scissors while staring at myself in the mirror and cutting, REAL short, just the top of my hair so it would stick up!

Devo was the first band to really “motivate” me and they opened the door to a whole new way of thinking. I can’t thank them enough.
My only Devo regret? NOT going to see them when Glen’s older brother asked us to go see Devo, The Germs and Blondie in Hollywood (I think at The Whiskey). I’m sure I was way too scared but man I regret that!!!

Okay, stay tuned for another “Doc’s Spot [light]” next Friday. And remember, we are ALL Devo!

Click here for some Devo “stuff” we currently have:

http://www.drstrange.com/cart.php?m=music_search&xsubmit=Y&search=devo&format&label&go.x=0&go.y=0
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Here’s what’s on our turntable this week. Nothing but the “hits” baby!

Here’s what’s on our turntable this week. Nothing but the “hits” baby!

Speaking of the hits, I just added more to the site:

http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php

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“Strange Tales From The Doc” #25 This weeks “Strange Tales” is about the time my wife Crystal and I appeared on the cover (well kinda) of the 1993 Creamers cd “Hurry Up and Wait”



“Strange Tales From The Doc” #25 This weeks “Strange Tales” is about the time my wife Crystal and I appeared on the cover (well kinda) of the 1993 Creamers cd “Hurry Up and Wait”. The Creamers were a late 1980’s L.A. based punk band. They are actually the first full length release, entitled “Love, Honor, Obey” by the legendary Sympathy Records. That lp is still a killer release and one that flew under the radar by most. If you see it, GET IT! Female fronted Punk Rock plain and simple. [plus they put on an awesome live gig too].

For some time The Creamers were a band that we would see often and actually became friendly with. My old buddy Louis Beso became very close to the drummer Bob [no, not like “that” just good friends. They were both painters] so we always knew when and where they were playing. The Creamers had an idea for their upcoming full length “Hurry Up and Wait” and needed some “bodies” for a photo shoot. Crystal and I plus Louis and his wife Tina, their son Devon, Tim from The Mr T Experience and a spattering of others showed up to the “lovely” city of Willmington, Ca and stood wait at a barely used bus stop, while watching our backs, for this photo shoot.
Now you may remember [if you have ANY memory retention] I said we were on the cover of the cd “kinda”? Remember that? I’ll take a minute for you to re-read the FIRST sentence..Done? Good! Either we (me not Crystal) weren’t deemed good looking enough or maybe we were (Crystal not me) TO good looking, but we were “folded” and ended up on the other side of the fold (inside the cover). I’m the one with the fishing hat and Crystal is that Big Dope with the funny smile on her face. Why does she still look the same 20 years later?
We lost touch with The Creamers. The bassist Andi later went into to form the band Snap-Her but as far as the others go, I’m not sure. We’ll always have the good memories of a great band though! Until next time guys!
Oh, follow us on Instrgam! Trust me, you’ll live longer:
Is there an Insta-Ham? You knows I loves my Bacon! 

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Hey YOU! Yeah, the one that is “working” but you’re actually dicking around (while getting paid).

Hey YOU! Yeah, the one that is “working” but you’re actually dicking around (while getting paid). Don’t worry, you’re secret is safe with me. As long as you check out some FREE music and videos! All courtesy of Dr Strange. You owe me so much…

You Tube (50+ videos) up:

Sound Cloud:
ReverbNation:
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“Doc’s Diary” Entry 124, Superbowl Sunday 2014

Doc’s Diary; Entry 124, Superbowl Sunday 2014.

Crystal and I went to our friend’s house George for “Superbowl Sunday”. I accidentally walked in on his grandma taking a piss (why does she pee standing up?). Had a “foot long” and then a hot dog after that. Typical day. Good stuff! Speaking of good stuff, here are some goodies that arrived just yesterday…


http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php