Sunday, May 31, 2009

Revenge of the Goldfish

I need to re-archive the disc.

It will be reposted as soon as possible.

Go Buy It

Soulja Boy - AKA Music. Bargain bin.


My brother asked me about Revenge of the Goldfish the other day.

Since today is his birthday, I suppose I can deliver.

Inspiral Carpets - Revenge of the Goldfish. Used.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Inside Out - Live at KXLU 1991.

Slint - Spiderland.

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Think Tank, the post-Graham Coxon Blur endeavor was, for the most part, average at best.

Except for the Coxon co-penned "Battery In Your Leg."

It is one of my favorite Blur songs.

When I think about that song it makes me even more excited for his "return." Not that I'll ever spend the money to see them live. Abroad or stateside.

Graham Coxon - The Sky Is Too High. ??? New.

Don't Forget, Manchester

For some reason I was convinced I would have trouble tracking down their albums.

This was some time around 1997.

On a trip to Montreal I came across Life during my obligatory out-of-town compact disc shopping. A highlight of any trip. Regardless of city, state, country.

I thought this was an unbelievable score. It wasn't.

Over the next year I realized I hadn't been searching that hard for their releases. I began to see Life with some regularity. Apparently I had been shopping at the wrong stores.

When I started to use eBay, it became even easier to pick up their catalog.

And now with, I continue to work at completing the discography.

Inspiral Carpets - Devil Hopping. Used.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Should've, Didn't

Like Camper Van Beethoven, another band I should have listened to long before I ever did.

The first time being last week.

I always knew of them. I just had never heard them.

Talk about missing out.

The Trash Can Sinatras - Cake. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The initial solo releases from each member of The Wu-Tang Clan are so good. Most equal to Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

To a point.

Personally I began to lose interest by the time the U-God and Inspectah Deck released their albums.

But Method Man, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. I can't get enough of those first releases.

Sadly the follow ups are a lot more hit or miss, not unlike The Wu-Tang Clan as a whole.

Method Man - Tical. ??? New.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


A Select magazine purchased sometime around 1999-2001 came with a compilation compact disc.

This was common. And introduced me to a number of bands, both domestic and overseas.

This particular compilation featured Alpinestars. I took an immediate interest in them. They were added to page one of my three page "things to buy" list. Items were added alphabetically. Searching from A-Z or Z-A depending on the week.

I would come across B.A.S.I.C. on occasion. Passing it over due to cost.

Alpinestars continued to sit towards the top of the list. Year after year.

Eventually the list became unwieldy. It was broken down into multiple lists, each utilized depending on my musical moods.

My need for Alpinestars faded away.

They were forgotten until a bi-weekly bargain bin hunt put them into my hand. The price was right. I had to make the purchase.

Alpinestars - White Noise. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My First

Wake Up! was my first purchase by The Boo Radleys.

Like many first purchases, it remains my favorite.

Although I soon learned it was much different than previous releases.

I suppose more commercially accessible.

I'm not sure what that says about me.

Probably nothing.

The Boo Radleys - Wake Up!
eBay. Used.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Two Bells for British Rock (Pop)

I dream of an Erasure/Ride split.

Trading Andy Bells.

I have no way of knowing what the potential tracks would sound like. But I like to think the entire release would match and exceed my expectations.

Ride - Twisterella. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Art Appreciation

How much does Squire art go for?

Gracing the cover of the majority of Roses releases. All Pollock all the time.

A quick search of eBay shows me nothing.

This is only to satisfy my own curiosity. I am certain Squire pieces are well out of my price range.

Considering I can't even afford the art of coffeehouses, bars and restaurants.

The Stone Roses - Turns Into Stone. eBay. Used.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Monkey Genius

The genius was in Brown, not Squire.

So says their post-Roses output.

You could say they brought out the best in each other.

You would be wrong.

Brown's best was yet to come.

The Stone Roses. ??? Used.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Revive Repeat

Once again it is acceptable to like Earth Crisis.

I was never in denial. Although many were. And many still are.

So hold onto those American Nightmare records.

The revival is inevitable.

Earth Crisis - The Oath That Keeps Me Free. Used.


The first time I listened to Space Monkeys I was immediately less impressed with Kasabian.

Space Monkeys - The Daddy of Them All. New.

Go Buy It

Keri Hilson - In A Perfect World... Target. New.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Versus Again

Orbital versus Orb.

Both existed during the same dance time-frame of my mind.

I know they are different. One considerably more ambient than the other.

It didn't stop the confusion. Especially as part of the larger electronic genre.

Orb should have been metal.

Easier for me.

Orbital - The Middle of Nowhere. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

To Paraphrase

Nick: Do you have any Candy Flip? The band, not the drug cocktail.

Peter: No. Who are they?

Nick: Madchester.

Peter: I'll order it and send it your way.

Two months later. I finally deliver.

Candy Flip - Strawberry Fields Forever. Used.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Mondays Movies

Michelle, not my cousin, mentioned 24 Hour Party People on Thursday.

Reminding me that Michelle, my cousin, still had my copy.

I can watch that movie over and over again.

On the other hand I can barely get through one viewing of Control.

Which is a shame because I really enjoyed the book.

Watching and waiting for him to hang himself. Too many teasers.

End it Ian.

Happy Mondays - Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out). Spaceboy. New.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mondays North

One evening I decided to purchase the output of Factory bands I had never heard of.

This was one such release.

I had no idea what to expect.

A little bit Mondays. A little bit Lightning Seeds.

Broudie produced. Which makes sense.

I'm disappointed it took me so long to discover them.

Now I'm making up for lost time. Looking for more.

The Wendys - Gobbledygook. Used.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Sorry for the break in posting.

I have been bogged down with finals. With the election. And with a possible move to Scranton.

I appreciate your patience.

The Verve - Sonnet. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


The Stone Roses - Second Coming.

Big Chief - Mack Avenue Skullgame-Original Soundtrack.

The Lightning Seeds - Sense.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Two, Three, Eight, Ten

If you only listen to those tracks that feature The Notorious B.I.G. you end up with one hell of an E.P.

A Biggie E.P.

Puff Daddy & The Family - No Way Out. Used.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Do the Things I Do

Catherine did me a favor and picked up a couple of Catherine Wheel discs for herself.

Which also means for me.

For years I avoided them. Ten years. Maybe fifteen. Entirely on purpose.

I have no reason why.

It was all very deliberate. Although still a mystery to me.

Catherine Wheel - Ferment. AKA Music. Used.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Walking Backwards

I first heard of Primal Scream in a column about Velocity Girl.

Around 1992.

I first heard Primal Scream when I bought Screamadelica.

Around 1993.

Primal Scream - Screamadelica. ??? New.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mistakes Were Made

I find it hard to believe that this far into the compact disc game a major label listed the wrong tracks on the case.

Apparently it happens.

Primal Scream - Riot City Blues. Christmas. New.

Ex Something or Other

Irving Plaza. The Bowery Ballroom. It was one or the other.

I was there to see Ian Brown. I had no idea what bands were opening.

Standing around I noticed a number of hardcore kids in attendance. True blue hardcore kids. Camo shorts. Hooded sweatshirts. Nikes. A stereotype for sure. But I can pick them out.

Granted the rest of the crowd were likely ex-hardcore or post-hardcore. Myself included. That seems to be the going theme at shows at the Brit end of things.

Not including the ex-pats of course.

I wasn't paying attention as the first band took to the stage. I still wasn't paying attention as the music started.

Until the singer opened his mouth.

"This sounds like Quicksand."

Now I was paying attention. I realized this must be a new "Walter band."

Rival Schools United By Fate.

Everything made sense.

Ian Brown - Remixes of the Spheres. Used.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

One Was Enough

Chad wanted to know if I had anything more than the debut.

He wanted more songs before seeing them live.

This was the only additional item I could provide.

Not that I was any help. The show was a few days ago.

Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage. eBay. New.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Ceremony of Fire.

Stones to Mark a Fire.

Two compilations. Released around the same time. Both to benefit Rod Coronado. Some of the same bands. Possibly some of the same songs.

Each release a different label. Different artwork.

I have repurchased one. I still need the other.

If only for Operation Cliff Clavin.

Ceremony of Fire. Used.