So after messaging back and forth, and he seemed like such a quality seller, we made a deal off of Discogs for me to pick up one more record.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
300 pressed on purple vinyl.
Along with the Refused pressing there are still a few copies that I need for this record. Hope that I can get them all at some point.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Chris over at Unwavering Spirit was a good barometer for current bands doing this style well, and a couple years back he let me know about this band called Moonkisser. Their first EP was good, but it was extremely difficult to get the record, so I really only gave those songs a handful of listens at the time.No Echo that Moonkisser had a new record on the way this year, I quickly preordered it. There was no way that I was going to find myself empty handed again for this band. No Echo name drops bands like Quicksand and Shift, but Moonkisser has my ear tuned more to the records from Christie Front Drive and Lincoln. Either way, this band definitely has that mid-90's thing going on, and when I need something a bit different than what I'm usually spinning, Moonkisser gives me what I need.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
When I picked up a few Japanese 7 inch singles a few months ago, I wasn't sure where I was going with it or if I'd reallyl continue with that stupid obsession, but goddamn, it was a lot of fun and I couldn't stop thinking about expanding the MTV singles collection. I've spent more time on Discogs searching for these things over the past couple of months that I've probably spent looking at any other records, so inevitably I was going to pull the trigger on more of them.Down Under is a bit cheesy and is probably overplayed, but it was definitely a part of my childhood, so I needed it in the collection...plus, that koala cover looks rad. Maneater, that shit is smooth. Apparently, I can dig some 80's pop sax. Who knew?
Friday, October 09, 2020
For the record release pressing the dust sleeve for the record is printed and numbered out of 150. Damn, this looks absolutely fantastic. The record also comes with a fanzine style booklet with a bunch of photos and writings from friends reflecting on the band.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Circle Jerks have long been a favorite band of mine, but outside of the five pressings of Group Sex, I don't own any of their albums. I've been reading the XXX Fanzine book that Bridge Nine published a couple years ago, and while reading the Keith Morris interview and listening to some early Circle Jerks, I was inspired to finally pick up Wild In The Streets.
A few years ago, I heard someone say that they preferred the original Faulty Records mix of Wild In The Streets. At the time I had no idea there were different mixes, and having only owned the CD version from Frontier Records, I was interested to hear the original.
Now, I'm not much of an audiophile, and there are times when I can barely hear differences in mixes, but yeah, this original pressing of Wild In The Streets definitely has a more raw sound. There are some things that I prefer on the Frontier remix...the typewriter sounds from the original mix of Defamation Innuendo is kind of annoying, but overall you can put me in the camp of preferring the original Faulty mix.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
High Spirits stick with what they do best. If you liked their previous albums, you will enjoy Hard To Stop, if you want something more from the band, move along, they won't be changing your mind here.
As much as I was looking forward to the new High Spirits, I wasn't excited about paying the overseas shipping to order this from High Roller Records in Europe, so I hesitated when it came time to preorder the album. Thankfully, the band made some available in their bandcamp store for US fans, and I was able to grab this white vinyl copy there. 300 pressed on white.
Sunday, October 04, 2020
I love this band so much, that when I saw they had a split release coming out this year I jumped to order a copy...even though it was just a cover song...and on a flexi.
Rule Them All got together with The Fight to release a two song flexi named Fight Them All, where they each provide a cover song. I'm really not a fan of The Fight, although they do a decent take on Discharge's Fight Back, but the Rule Them All cover of Dag Nasty's Values Here is kind of fun...you know, for a cover song. This isn't anything that I'll probably listen to that much, but it is still cool to have something "new" from Rule Them All.
Saturday, October 03, 2020
When I saw someone on Instagram post a photo of a bootleg from the Legacy Of The Beast tour, I started my desperate search to get my hands on a copy. I checked eBay and a number of overseas sellers had the record available for around $70 which was disappointing, but I did find one seller with an auction starting at $50. Even at $50, I thought it was too expensive, but I was so desperate to get my hands on a copy, so I placed a low bid and hoped that no one else made a play for it.
Immediately after placing my bid, I remembered that Hells Headbangers distro sometimes carries Maiden bootlegs, so I quickly checked their store and sure enough, they had the record available. $30. Fuck. Not wanting to miss out on this great price, I quickly ordered one and then just hoped that I was outbid on eBay. Thankfully, it all worked out, as seconds before the auction ended, someone came in and placed a bid higher than mine.
This bootleg delivers the goods. The sound quality is great, and the packaging is absolutely stunning.
From the amazing cover art, to the gatefold packaging with some great photos from the tour...bootlegs are some next level stuff these days. Boots didn't look like this when I was a kid.
The OBI strip shows that there are three other records in the Legacy Of The Beast series for shows in Sweden, France and England. They all look great, but I think that I'll just stick with this one from Brazil...especially since Maiden announced their official live record from their Mexico shows on this tour, which will be released next month, and of course I'll need to get that one.