I might have talked somewhat about these elsewhere, but...
The Leaves "Are Happening" kicks the shit out of most of the sixties popular acts. WOW! Great album! Bands that have ripped their songs off left and right, too.
Saggitarius "Present Tense" -- hoo boy! Love it!
The Yellow Balloon-- even sugarier than the Beach Boys and maybe twice as nice, too! Fagnificent!
Les Fleur De Lys -- "Retrospective"-- worth every penny. Amazon sells it cheap.
These are some of my new PRIZE possessions. They are real gems, I tell you. Certainly more interesting than most of the modern indie, punk, electronic, alternative, garage and retro acts that have been taking up shelf space lately.
So what's new to you that you love and what's new to you that you don't like?
― Nude Spock, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
On the good side, I'm totally in love with the new Built To Spill. At
first, I thought this sounded like "Keep it Like a Secret", but upon
closer inspection, there's that little something that kept me from
loving KiLaS. Other goodies include the Boards of Canada EP, the
Fully Loaded edition of Loaded and 'Mars Audiac Quintet' which is
rapidly becoming my second-favourite Stereolab album ("Transient
Random..." being the first).
― alex in montreal, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Mike Hanle y, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Constantly playing the comp 'best Northern soul allnighter
EVER'. More heartache, joy and pain in a Kim Weston or Doris
Troy track than the entire Slipknot CD.
― Billy Dods, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Kris, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― anthony, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― the pinefox, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― gareth, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Not to take out one sole record on a whole genre but I'm becoming
wearier of purchasing new indie records nowadays because of this.
However I just got my hands on the This is...Beaumont (ex Blueboy)
album and it's amazing!!!
Siesta has such a lovely way of packaging their records, me thinks.
― JC, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Jason, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Bad records I've bought / been given recently:
I Am The World Trade Center: Out of the Loop
(feeble St Etienne rip)
She's married to Philippe Katerine, who is wonderful and produced this,
but it's way too slick and normal.
The Ladybug Transistor / Elf Power / All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
I got given these and found nothing worth playing twice, alas.
These Cologne types got too laid back and lazy on this release.
Sunaga T Experience: Crouka
This guy wants to be Yoshinori Sunahara very badly. Sunahara himself is
sounding a bit creaky now anyway (that loungecore thing dated quickly),
even if 'Take Off And Landing' was admirably ambitious in conception.
Squarepusher: Go Plastic
I can't even listen to this now. I wanted it to take me somewhere
fresh, but it led straight back to the heart of 1997.
Eel: Kung Fu Master
A Japanese band doing a sort of rap Yukari Fresh thing.
Busy Signals: Pretend Hits
Cleverly appealing, geek pop. New Orderish in the way they make fey
synthy gestures and sing somewhat feeble silly lyrics, yet manage to
Blond Redhead: Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
Doesn't sound quite as good as the Best of mp3 version I had earlier in
the year. Singer a bit neurotic / narcissistic, methinks.
Joan of Arc: How Can Anything So Little Be Any More
Rather fascinating. How can a rock band push so close to the cut and
paste avant garde? How can they eschew sense and recognisable structure
yet still communicate?
Scratch Pet Land: Solo Soli iiii
I don't know about life changing, but this record will change my work.
Work changing! Fresh and friendly. New pathways opened in my brain
between Belgium, Cologne and Africa. Electroacoustic and ludic.
Cale produces Nico in 1972. Takes me to another place. Oddly soothing
and maternal, though the mother is Death. Die Mutter ist der Tod.
Trattoria's compilation of Dymaxion 7 inch releases, 95-98. They make
lofi sampling sound more fun than anybody else. But they're also dry
and erudite. Cartoon formalism.
Pre Fuse 73: Vocal Studies and Uprock Narratives
At first this disappointed me, but now I like it. Bits of rap radio cut
up (the way MTV cuts up rap vocals to avoid obscenity) until the voices
are mere texture.
Yximalloo: Various 'Worst Of' CDs
A prophet crying in the wilderness. When he told me these CDs only sell
about 100 copies I almost wept. They're full of simply wonderful
invention and startling new combinations of texture and sound.
Nobukazu Takemura: Childisc Label
Almost everything on Childisc is wonderful. I particularily like Asao
Kikuchi and Nobuyasu Sekonda.
Ski-pp Records Compilation
Fantastique! This is where I discovered Scratch Pet Land. DAT Politics
are also excellent. Cuts, clicks, laptop experimentation.
He processes the sound of springs, vibrating chopsticks, his body and
his voice through a laptop using his own software, Max MR. Great! An
extraordinary din! I want to start all over again and be this kind of
Has anyone heard Simian? These sound files (from Other Music) sound
intriguing (open with RealAudio):
― Momus, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
That as a recent purchase, also: the new Chameleons (lovely stuff,
they haven't lost it but they haven't specifically repeated themselves
either), the most recent slew of stuff on Burning Shed, including a
great collection of unreleased No-Man songs and Peter Chilvers' He
Wrote This. The new Cranes will be arriving shortly as well, and
what I've heard of it = sublime. Great to see them still around and
doing what they love. New Marc Almond is grand too, but a grower.
No poorchoices recently, to my knowledge. I generally know what to
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Thanks for those recommendations, actually -- now tell me, Momus, you
should know -- given the horrific prices in America for Japanese CDs,
what is the best possible outlet to find such things at reasonable
cost, either online or in the flesh? I say this because I do want to
maybe sneak in a little record shopping around NYC before the wedding
I'm there for.
Last good purchase I made: Pink Floyd's "Relics" in the third
format I've bought it in. Anything for "Bike."
Last poor choice: NOT having bought "The Ethel Merman Disco
Album" in the last century.
― X. Y. Zedd, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
probably the only records i have purchased this year that i didn't
― keith, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― gareth, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Josh, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― ethan, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Paul Strange, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― kevan, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Mike Hanle y, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Also: Prefuse 73! Four Tet!! And the 400% Dynamite compilation,
Beta Band, SFA.
And, in the finally category: best of Shangri-Las, Dexys'
"Searching for the Young Soul Rebels."
worst recent purchases: Thankfully none, although the most
recent Mull Historical Society single is sort of underwhelming.
― scott p., Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
I also bought a the Boss's Tunnel of Love (a fiver) and Scott Joplin
on CD for a mere £1.99. I'm pretty excited about these too.
Blimey, and I thought pop records could never excite me again. Maybe
I'd better not play them, just in case.
― the pinefox, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
And a propos nothing: I am going to see DJ Assault tonight :) Hope he
plays "Ass 'n Titties" or i'll complain to the manager.
― Omar, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Bad: a three-sided Joe Jackson mid-80s album that shows Joe
messing around in the vicinity of world music while still
pathetically sounding like a spunky young white kid circa 1979. I
have no excuse for this one, except the gimmick of 3 sides.
Bad: a Jimmy Ruffin greatest hits, despite the presence of "I'll
Say Forever My Love' (a song that Dexys fans will doubtless
recognise). Jimmy may have been a brother of a Temptation, but
he sure got the middling to mediocre Motown stuff during the
Bad: a Captain Sensible double. I don't know what possessed
me, and I don't have the strength of will to withdraw it from its
Good: Dr Feelgood - Stupidity. Although I wouldn't advies paying
more than £2 for this, this live album rocks very hard indeed.
lean, mean and with an extra added dosage of Wilko Johnson.
Great: Various - Soul Archive. It's got a beautiful cover, and three
Betty Everett songs on. Tip for anyone seeking out 60s soul: if
you go for any compilation with Ms Everett on, you ain't going to
be too disappointed. This one also has the Impressions'
sublime 'Say That You Love Me' on, and some far obscurer stuff -
the Willows, anyone? - so I was in soul heaven.
The remainder was bought on CD in HMV...
Middling: Specials - Stereo-Typical. Now don't get me wrong. I'd
been looking for this 3CD compilation for some time now, and
the price was reduced to 18 quid, but frankly it's unneccessary.
The first two albums are what you need, and the singles, and if
you have those - even just the first album at a pinch - then you
certainly don't need this (there was a reason why 12-inch
extended versions were put on the B-side). If you're really looking
to bolster your Specials collection, then buy the BBC Sessions
instead. I did. And I'm happy.
Killer: Judy Garland, live at Carnegie Hall. Oh yes. Talk about
Killer: the Undertones singles box set, marked down to 11 quid
for a reason that totally escapes me. Obviously I already have
them all - er, three times, including all the original picture
sleeves - already, but this set is so sweet! I love CDs that just
come in a cardboard slip case: begone you nasty jewelled thing.
Likewise killer are the Magazine and Subway Sect compilations I
also picked up for a song. The Magazine one is called "Maybe it's
right to be nervous now' and is super-fine, especially their
version of Boredom. Take it from one who distrusted them back
in the day for being art school ponces.
Middling: Neu 2. Good album, overpriced. (But don't buy the third
― Jerry, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Now if only I could play some of those damn rags on my piano.
Manitoba "Stop Breaking My Heart".
amazing love it.
Cannibal Ox "The Cold Vien"
Innovative hip hop which is very melodic.
I haven't bought it yet but I will as soon as I can get hold of a copy
-------Four Tet. I've only got MP3's of his stuff but I want to give
the man money anyway.
― tom, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Dr. C, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Neu! 2 is mischievous. That's why I like it. You can't imagine
Spiritualised (say) being so naughty.
Today I bought a CD by Chavela Vargas, LE CANTA A MEXICO, which I'm
listening to right now. It's live, which wasn't mentioned anywhere on
the super-ugly packaging. But I love her voice.
I also illegaly copied onto a CD a bunch of stuff by Jimme Dale Gilmore
for my wife. I can't stand him.
― Mr. Mark Lerner, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
I'll go put it on again - wasn't expecting to find such an ardent
I really do need to get this someday. Soon, soon.
Re: Neu! -- I'm a fan of all three albums and find the varying moods
and experiments on each subtly captivating. I still remember when I
first heard them back in 1994 or so and realized, "Ah, *that's* what
Stereolab was doing!"
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― X. Y. Zedd, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
PS Jerry: I used to be able to play those rags, 15 years ago. But I
certainly can't play them now.
Whatever. I certainly won't be playing sides 1 or 3 again, and
fortunately there isn't a side 4. But thanks for turning me onto
'Together'. I'll shove it on a compilation tape shortly.
Piano Magic - Low Birth Weight... will possibly become my most
listened to album this year.
V/A - Body & Soul 3... b/c the second one was excellent and this
has Aztec Mystic's "Jaguar" on it, which = classic. Still haven't
listened to it properly, though.
Aaliyah - Aaliyah... my ardour has cooled slightly (there are
definitely a few slightly weaker tracks) but otherwise this is hella
good and nicely consistent for an R&B album.
Throwing Muses - University... inspired by the recent
discussions here. And lo, it is charming.
The only bad stuff has been review freebies that I feel petty
complaining about, but nonetheless: Musiq Soulchild and
Real Ibiza 4 are not worthy of your time and money.
― Tim, Friday, 20 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Damian, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
About Joe Jackson - OK, OK, I admit defeat, or disagreement. But I am
surprised, esp. by that 'showtune' claim. I like showtunes too, but
I've never thought of this record this way. (It was recorded live,
wasn't it? He's one for the gimmicks.)
Look at the tracklist. 'Wild West' is rock-pop; 'Home Town' is a sort
of jangle; 'Right & Wrong' is kind of funk-pop. 'Big World' is (as
you said earlier) a kind of World pastiche.
'Shanghai Sky' fits your Show bill - but I really like it! He sings a
great melody in a bad falsetto, as I recall. 'Forty Years' - hm -
that's a big ballad too. 'Survival', that kind of concept-title
sounds ominous from Jackson (cf. 'Discipline' on the Blaze of Glory
LP, 1989). Side 3 is the worst, in fact.
Oh, well. The 3-side gimmick is notable, if nothing else.
Started on Berlin: Alma Cogan sings 'Cheek To Cheek'. Best version
of 'Cheek To Cheek', anyone? Frank?
― the pinefox, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Sterling Clover, Saturday, 21 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Loser EP is kewl
― "Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 11 December 2015 22:38 (two years ago) Permalink
did you get the official Ecstasy and Wine release or the bootleg? the official CD is rare and OOP, and even the bootleg is pretty sought-after, judging by the discogs listings. I've never seen either one in stores.
― scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Friday, 11 December 2015 22:42 (two years ago) Permalink
xpost: Yeah! I was stoked for all the extras. It was only $2! They also had the promo-only CD single for 'Dreams' for only $40. Haha.
I hope the Ecstasy and Wine I got is official because I paid $30 for it! Is there a way to tell that you know of?
― Austin, Friday, 11 December 2015 22:45 (two years ago) Permalink
according to the discogs entry, the bootleg has 'no matrix text other than the catalogue number. The center of the disc is painted black, and isn't clear. The text is blurry and the colors lighter.' hopefully you got the real Lazy release.
I still have trust issues because I bought the Glider and Tremolo EPs in 2011 (thinking that they'd never be reissued) and then the EP collection came out about a year later and rendered my purchase obsolete. to be fair, they were only maybe $5 apiece.
― scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Friday, 11 December 2015 22:53 (two years ago) Permalink
Well, I remember seeing Ecstasy and Wine at Amoeba in Berkeley about ten years ago and they wanted $40 for it and I've never seen it since so I jumped on this one. For what it's worth, it sounds fine. The center of this one is painted black, but the text isn't blurry (or not what I would call blurry). Enh, I'm happy.
― Austin, Friday, 11 December 2015 22:59 (two years ago) Permalink
Today's haul, Amoeba in Hollywood. . .
LPs:Steve Tibbetts — Safe JourneyThe Comsat Angels — Chasing Shadows
CDs:David Bowie — Scary MonstersDavid Bowie — LodgerJohn Fahey — RequiaJohn Fahey — The Transfiguration of Blind Joe DeathJulia Holter — Loud City Song
― Austin, Friday, 8 January 2016 23:52 (two years ago) Permalink
Another haul from Amoeba in Hollywood, all CDs. . .
David Bowie — The Man Who Sold the WorldDavid Bowie — Hunky DoryDavid Bowie — Ziggy StardustDavid Bowie — HeathenDavid Bowie — The Next DayDavid Bowie — ★Beck — Devil's HaircutJandek — Modern DancesEberhard Weber — EncoreRadiohead — Ok Computer Deluxe EditionRadiohead — Kid A Deluxe Edition
― Austin, Friday, 22 January 2016 21:56 (two years ago) Permalink
My box from Dusty Groove showed up today as well!
Jon Hassell — Earthquake Island vinylAbdullah Ibrahim — Reflections CDAbdullah Ibrahim — African Space Program
― Austin, Saturday, 23 January 2016 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink
Skids - The Virgin Years boxBarry Andrews - Haunted Box Of Switches Vol. 1&2Aztec Camera - Knife (expanded)David Sylvian - Damage (his mix)Cairo Gang - Goes MissingDavid Bowie - Zeit boxDrive-By Truckers - It's Great To Be Alive 3CDTelevision - TelevisionPosies - Dream All Day (Best Of)Wussy - Attica!V/A - Mojo's Instant GarageV/A - The Roots Of Power Pop
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 23 January 2016 03:31 (two years ago) Permalink
hey Austin, glad you are still around. funny thing is i just sold Hail to the Thief and The Bends deluxe collector editions for insane money. still have OK Computer up but upped the price on Amazon. i bought them from BMG Music when they were going under but they are the official release. i sold them because i own every CD single anyways and didn't really need all of them collected on one disc if i could make some cash.
― Bee OK, Saturday, 23 January 2016 04:04 (two years ago) Permalink
i miss buying CD at Amoeba.
― Bee OK, Saturday, 23 January 2016 04:05 (two years ago) Permalink
Yeah, believe it or not, there were some tracks on the OK Computer deluxe edition that were new to me, even after all these years. They were fairly expensive ($40 for OK Computer and $30 for Kid A). The live stuff on Kid A is totally killer, so hooray. Good poorchoices.
― Austin, Saturday, 23 January 2016 17:01 (two years ago) Permalink
Last several weeks of acquisitions:
LPs:The Lines — Hull DownAndrew Bird — Are You Serious (with bonus 7")Glenn Jones — FleetingJulia Holter — Tragedy
CDs:KING — We Are KINGJames Blake — The Colour in AnythingBill Evans — Some Other TimeJulia Holter — EkstasisDavid Byrne — The Catherine WheelDavid Byrne + Brian Eno — My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (remastered + expanded)Talking Heads — Stop Making Sense (remastered + expanded)Stephen Stills — Manassas
― Austin, Monday, 30 May 2016 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink
Kvelertak - Nattesferd 2LP Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time LP (nice used copy for cheap)Vektor - Terminal Redux 2LPKing Gizzard & cet. - Nonagon Infinity LP (fancy "Emu Egg" colored vinyl)Halo of Flies - Music for Insect Minds 2LP reissueBlood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony LPHorse Lords - Interventions LPBombino - Azel LPBoredoms - Super Go!!!!! [Shine In * Shine On] 12" Boredoms - Super Roots 7 12"Boredoms - Soul Discharge LP Ulver - Bergtatt LP reissueUlver - Kveldssanger LP reissueUlver - Nattens Madrigal LP reissue
plus replacement copies of several beloved old deerhoof & stereolab albums
― like $500 billion in stuffed fart sales and I have an idea (contenderizer), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 01:27 (one year ago) Permalink
More. Always more.
LPs:William Tyler — Modern CountryBen Watt — Fever Dream
CDs:Talking Heads — The Name of This Band is Talking Heads (remastered + expanded)Roger Waters — The Pros and Cons of Hitch HikingRoger Waters — Radio K.A.O.S.Roger Waters — Amused to DeathDavid Gilmour — self-titledDavid Gilmour — About FaceDavid Gilmour — On An IslandDavid Gilmour — Rattle That LockPink Floyd — The Endless RiverGrimes — HalfaxaVampire Weekend — self-titledVampire Weekend — ContraVampire Weekend — Modern Vampires of the CityLianne La Havas — Is Your Love Big Enough?Lianne La Havas — BloodNeil Young — Live at the Cellar DoorPaul McCartney — McCartney (remastered + expanded)Paul McCartney — Ram (remastered + expanded)
― Austin, Saturday, 11 June 2016 02:53 (one year ago) Permalink
Made the drive into LA this morning to do some trading at Amoeba. Walked away with:
CDs:Gang of Four — Solid Gold / Another Day Another Dollar Bert Jansch — MoonshineVashti Bunyan — Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind: Singles and Demos 1964-1967
LPs:Angel Olsen — Strange CactiBert Jansch — AvocetBert Jansch — s/tBert Jansch — It Don't Bother MeGlenn Mercer — Wheels in Motion
The price of vinyl reissues has really gotten out of hand.
― Austin, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 02:15 (one year ago) Permalink
spock's original post:Les Fleur De Lys -- "Retrospective"-- worth every penny. Amazon sells it cheap.
Liar is a particular gem, but there are too many personnel/style changes to get a handle on their thing
― Dr X O'Skeleton, Thursday, 23 February 2017 20:04 (one year ago) Permalink
Another trip to Hollywood this morning. . .
CDS:Eyeless in Gaza — Original Album Collection (Photographs As Memories / Caught in Flux / The Eyes of Beautiful Losers EP / Drumming the Beating Heart / Pale Hands I Loved So Well / Recollections + Rarities)Eyeless in Gaza — Rust Red SeptemberThe Names — SwimmingSad Lovers + Giants — Epic Garden MusicSad Lovers + Giants — Feeding the FlameMagazine — The Correct Use of SoapThe Rain Parade — Emergency Third Rail Power Trip / Explosions in the Glass Palace EP
LPs:Julia Holter — In the Same RoomThe Jesus + Mary Chain — Damage + JoySpoon — Hot Thoughts
― Austin, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:58 (one year ago) Permalink
hit up an online sale for my birthday week:
porter ricks - shadow boat epangelo badalamenti - twin peaks: fire walk with mesecond woman - s/w orphx - archive 93-94
― a landlocked exclave (mh), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 00:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink
last weeks cd charity shop excess :
chapterhouse - whirlpool. (original cd as opposed to the reissue as there apparently dreadful sound quality issues with the cherry red reissue.)dj food - kaleidoscope. (been wanting this for years, but all cd copies in charity shops are in dreadful condition (bloody digi-packs!), but this one was perfect.)evil nine - y4kcrystal castles - amnesty. (i really like this. possibly more than the original line up albums.)
digital - excellent groupees/synthwave bundle that includes, albums by dance with the dead, confrontational, absolute valentine, occams laser, meteor, robert parker and timecop1983.
― mark e, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 09:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Took a therapeutic trip into Amoeba this morning, traded a bunch of stuff and got a bunch of other stuff. I went in looking to check out some Section 25 albums, but despite having section cards for the band in both the vinyl and CD racks, both were empty. Oh well. Mostly used my credit to fill holes in my collection and used the opportunity to finally delve properly into Pere Ubu. Here's what I came away with:
LPs:Cavern of Anti-Matter — Blood Drums (reissue)
CDs:Sigur Rós — Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do EPSigur Rós — Untitled 1 (a.k.a. "Vaka") EPTalk Talk — The Party's OverTalk Talk — It's My LifePere Ubu — The Hearpen Singles 1975-1977Pere Ubu — The Modern DancePere Ubu — New Picnic TimeUncle Tupelo — Still Feel GoneUncle Tupelo — March 16-20, 1992Roger Waters — is this the life we really want?Lindisfarne — Nicely Out of TuneAlice Coltrane — Transcendence Tom Petty — The Last DJTom Petty — Highway CompanionTom Petty — Mojo
― Austin, Thursday, 8 June 2017 01:07 (ten months ago) Permalink
Should've just got the Datapanik box set while you were at it!
Get the other Uncle Tupelo albums if you don't have them.
Recent physical objects I've acquired (mostly via Amazon):Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology Kevin Salem - Box Of WordsLift - Too Much To Say EPCaptain Beefheart - Strictly PersonalSlowdive - SlowdiveJustin Currie - This Is My Kingdom NowWire - Silver/LeadGavin Osborn - all 3 albums he's released
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 8 June 2017 18:46 (ten months ago) Permalink
I did not see / was not aware of the Datapanik set, though it does look enticing. Need to digest what I've gotten at this point, but holy hell, the initial singles on the `75-`77 set are all kinds of amazing.
I already had No Depression and Anodyne on vinyl, so that completes them for me.
Strictly Personal is rad. But, hoo boy, what a loud bunch of ruckus. Can only take that stuff in small increments.
― Austin, Thursday, 8 June 2017 19:06 (ten months ago) Permalink
Ordered from Discogs today:
Fred Anderson, Dark Day/Live in Verona 2CDFred Anderson/Kidd Jordan/William Parker/Hamid Drake, 2 Days in April 2CD
Purchased from a Facebook friend:
V/A, Best of House Music, Vol. 1-4 box set (the old Profile Records compilations)
― grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 8 June 2017 20:01 (ten months ago) Permalink
buying CDs in 2017 is embarrassing
thrift shop poorchoices:
Innocence Mission - s/tMono - Formica Blues (it's a cutout, but the front cover is autographed by the band: "TO Laurie Love Siobhan De Maré + Martin Virgo")Lee Perry - Arkology box setStereolab - Transient Random-Noise BurstsStereolab - Mars Audiac QuintetJan Garbarek - DisGeorge Russell - Ezz-theticsBoards of Canada - MHTRTCBoards of Canada - Campfire Headphase
[there were a ton of krautrock/progressive electronic CDs in the new arrivals bin (early Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Steve Hillage, Edgar Froese) but most of them were priced at $10-$15, so they probably consult discogs]
record store poorchoices:
Max Tundra - Mastered by Guy at the ExchangeMax Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads YouXela - In Bocca Al LupoBoards of Canada - Geogaddi
― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Thursday, 15 June 2017 16:44 (ten months ago) Permalink
tack>>head : the lost tapes - 2 cd set, one cd of unreleased tracks from their golden era, another cd of random remixes of their recent comeback album.tack>>head : the message - a dubstep/jungle/dub reversion album of their recent comeback album by rob bass hi-fi.kraftwerk : 3d the catalogue - had to be done. prince far i : cry freedom dub ("come for the voice, stay for the dub")shy fx and t power : set it of.
― mark e, Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:11 (ten months ago) Permalink
Ark-Ology is such an honorable attempt at compiling such a ludicrous amount of great music.
― Austin, Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:27 (ten months ago) Permalink
until now the only the only Perry I'd heard was Super Ape, so it's definitely a lot to take in.
― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:56 (ten months ago) Permalink
Ape-ology is also good as is the Wonderman years and I think there are a couple of other good ones in that Sanctuary Trojan series.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 15 June 2017 18:05 (ten months ago) Permalink
I think there are a couple of other good ones in that Sanctuary Trojan series
the sanctuary era of trojan was a wonderful wonderful thing.a lot of care and attention went into those releases.the packaging, the extensive sleevenotes, the deep archive album releases with tons of extra tracks, the mad themed comps .. suspect we will never see that kind of reissue program for the catalogue again.
― mark e, Thursday, 15 June 2017 18:40 (ten months ago) Permalink
At least the ones that came out at the time seem to have reappeared over the last couple of years after being OOP for several years.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:26 (ten months ago) Permalink
Was in downtown LA this morning for a meeting, so I made a trip over to Amoeba to do some more trading. Here's what I came away with (all CDs):
Bobby Hutcherson — Live at MontreuxAbdullah Ibrahim — Good News From AfricaAlice Coltrane — Translinear LightFugazi — 13 SongsFugazi — Repeater + 3 SongsFugazi — Steady Diet of NothingFugazi — In on the Kill TakerFugazi — Red MedicineFugazi — End HitsFugazi — The Argument
― Austin, Monday, 26 June 2017 20:12 (ten months ago) Permalink
Bought the 2005 2CD reissues of the Stooges' s/t debut and Fun House, just 'cause I didn't have physical copies in the house (though I do have the Complete Fun House Sessions box).
― grawlix (unperson), Monday, 26 June 2017 20:29 (ten months ago) Permalink
I found the following used records last week and am very happy with them
Ultravox! : s/tLocust: Morning LightPere Ubu: Dub HousingTuxedomoon: Half MuteDanielle Dax: Jesus Egg That Wept
― akm, Monday, 26 June 2017 20:58 (ten months ago) Permalink
Those Stooges 2CD deals are pretty great.
I also recently got Dub Housing and I like it!
― Austin, Monday, 26 June 2017 22:03 (ten months ago) Permalink
i have kind of a hard time with it (and most pere ubu) to be honest, but I got a deal on it and I'm trying to enjoy it more.
― akm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 05:35 (nine months ago) Permalink
I was wondering what cds that promised to be great ended up stinking up your earholes.
Pumarosa - The WitchJoan Shelley - s/t
― Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:31 (nine months ago) Permalink
The covers of the Stooges cds seem to have been remastered as well as the audio, quite notably with Funhouse. I think it's even more noticeable on the vinyl version since it's larger would love a poster of that same remastered image. Is remastered the right word for an image?Anyway you could feel yourself sinking into the image the quality is that good. I grew up with a pretty bad reproduction on a single non-gatefold sleeve on my vinyl version and the old cd was as bad
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:39 (nine months ago) Permalink
The covers of the Stooges cds seem to have been remastered as well as the audio, quite notably with Funhouse. I think it's even more noticeable on the vinyl version since it's larger would love a poster of that same remastered image.
funny you should say, but a friend of mine emailed me yesterday saying exactly the same thing re the stooges covers.along with the cover for Led Zep II which he says 'looks like its sun bleached in comparison to the colours on the original.'
― mark e, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:09 (nine months ago) Permalink
I found Dub Housing to be more conventional, and therefore more accessible, than the one after it (New Picnic Time).
But yeah, in general, I've had a hard time getting into Pere Ubu. But, I've come around lately.
― Austin, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 15:51 (nine months ago) Permalink
Pere Ubu for me has always been about The Modern Dance. That was really a small step for David Thomas but a big step for mankind. Unsettling and attractive at the same time. After that nothing ever really brought back that weird feeling of estrangement. Does that word even exist in English?
― Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:01 (nine months ago) Permalink
Hit a used record store on father's day and picked up:
The Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt 12"Monk Higgins - What Fah / Ceatrix Did It 7"JJ Barnes - Baby Please Come Back Home / Chains of Love 7"The Velvettes - These Things Will Keep Me Loving You / Since You've Been Loving Me 7"
― city worker, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:11 (nine months ago) Permalink
i just picked up a Barbra live cassette and a cassette of native american flute recordings at an outdoor flea market in Woodstock. super cool, both of them
― surm, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:14 (nine months ago) Permalink
bought a 3-CD lot of In C CDs on ebay from some guy in Wisconsin:
In C (Terry Riley, 1968)In C (Shanghai Film Orchestra, 1989)In C (25th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
the Chinese version is fun, although it has sort of a rushed vibe - "this aleatoric stuff is making me nervous -- can we please just get this over with?" and the 25th anniversary version isn't nearly as out-there as I'd hoped it would be, given the personnel involved. maybe I should try the Acid Mothers Temple version, or maybe I should just download 50 versions at random on slsk
― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Monday, 10 July 2017 11:32 (nine months ago) Permalink
L'Infonie, a weird French Canadian prog group, did a version too.
― Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 10 July 2017 21:47 (nine months ago) Permalink
cool, I'll have to check that one out!
― the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Monday, 10 July 2017 23:49 (nine months ago) Permalink
Austin & grawlix, I've been finding things to check out through your posts--on the basis of things I've had 30, 40, even 45 years that you are checking out now that you list as successes. So thanks for that, I'll take a chance on things NOT in my collection that you've picked up. Now, I don't think I would've picked up Fugazi & Abdullah Ibrahim or Alice Coltrane on the same trip, but if I recall, the last (only) time I've been to Amoeba & Rasputin in Berkeley, I came away with equally disparate choices.
I have the unique perspective of having bought many of these (on this entire thread) in LP, cassette, and CD--haha, I never got sucked into mini-disc format!!!!
The last several years, I've been in paring down mode, selling off cds as I digitize. Maybe some of my recycles will end up in your hands (though I'm in Michigan, so...)
― j arthur rank, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:51 (nine months ago) Permalink
Cool! Glad to hear it.
Sadly, I did get into minidiscs in the early 2000s.
― he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:22 (nine months ago) Permalink
Indeed, nice to hear.
Just got a copy of Sunn O)))'s Oracle in the mail - bought it on Discogs for $25. It's not easy to come by on CD; the 2-disc version (the one I got) was only 2000 copies, made specifically for an Australian tour in 2007 or so. It's great, though; the main disc is two long tracks that sound like their tribute to Einstürzende Neubauten (James Plotkin plays jackhammer!), and the bonus disc is a 48-minute montage of live clips. It's one of their least-known releases, but one of my favorites.
― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 15:26 (nine months ago) Permalink
a buck a pop:
Slipknot IowaGravenhurst Flashlight SeasonCannibal Ox Cold VeinThe Format Dog ProblemsBeach House Teen DreamMy Morning Jacket Circuital
― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 15 July 2017 05:45 (nine months ago) Permalink