We love to let people know about the latest selections we’re adding to our expanding and epic vinyl collection. In today’s blog, Black Cat Records and Comics in Dallas, TX, is looking at Earl’s Closet: The Lost Archive of Earl McGrath, 1970-1980, featuring songs from The Jim Carroll Band, Hall & Oates, and more!
Meet Earl McGrath
Earl McGrath was a bit of everything. A record executive, an art dealer, a screenwriter, and a film executive. He counted the biggest names in film, music, and literature as his closest friends. But he’s most known for his association and support of the biggest musical acts of the 70s and 80s. He partied with the Stones, he discovered Hall & Oates, and he corresponded with Jack Kerouac. When he died in 2016, his apartment was discovered to be a treasure trove of papers and correspondence, but also tons of never-before-heard demos and songs from tons of amazing musicians.
Over 200 tapes were discovered and purchased from the estate, and then journalist Joe Hagan and producer Pat Thomas catalogued, researched, and compiled them into the epic collection Earl’s Closet: The Lost Archive of Earl McGrath, 1970-1980. This album features songs from The Jim Carroll Band, Hall & Oates, Shadow, Norma Jean Bell, and more. We’re so excited to get this in stock, and hope you will check it out!
Records, Comics, and More
We bring in vinyl of all kinds and every genre. We love the chance to connect people to new sounds and artists, and we have listening stations so you can try them out before you buy. Plus, we have new staff selections playing in the store every week. You can see our stock in person from Tuesday through Saturday, 11am until 6pm. You can also visit our Discogs page too, and order them from there as well. Don’t forget, we also have a specific selection of comics, manga, collectibles, board games, and more. We’re your one-stop shop for all things pop culture, with new stuff arriving every week!
We would love for you to stop by soon. Be sure to keep an eye on our Events page too, as we often have popup shops around DFW and will be welcoming musicians, podcasters, DJs, and more to our store for special events.
Stop By Your Dallas, TX Record Store Soon!
We have the newest sounds and rarest finds for your record collection! To learn more about our latest additions to our vinyl selection, then you can contact Black Cat Records and Comics in Dallas, TX, by calling (469) 913-7079. We’re going to be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am until 6 pm, and will be closed on Sunday and Monday, so make an appointment today!