Another record that was long overdue picking up. The first Jimmy Eat World record I got in touch with back when it came out. The Middle was playing every time in the local indie disco (like in any other indie disco around the world most likely). I can still enjoy this LP after all these years.
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Monday, 10 July 2017
Well, you get what is advertised. Two songs by The Evens, another band I've meant to check out for a long time. There are a few people who apparently can't do any wrong musically. And at the top of the list is Ian MacKaye. Whatever band he's involved with, I like the music. Admittedly, I haven't listened to all of his bands, but the ones I'm familiar with I'm really into. The Evens is no exception.
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Another long overdue pickup. Outspoken's one and only LP, and what a great one it is. This is 2nd press copy on orange vinyl out of 275 copies. I really like the "We must continue..." stamp, which sadly doesn't show all that well in the picture.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Another record I've meant to pick up in forever. I've had The Geeks 7" What's Inside forever, but never got around to picking up any of their other releases. 2000's modern hardcore is my jam and everything about this record screams 2000's modern hardcore. I may be in the minority here, but I really dig this band and this LP. 250 copies on green vinyl.
Saturday, 24 June 2017
I've been taking it kind of slow lately. Lots of work and grown-up stuff have kept me from doing fun stuff. I picked up my first and only copy of Mindset's Leave No Doubt at their last show in Europe. But seeing that it was only the most common repress, I wanted to sort of upgrade it if there was an opportunity. So here it is, 1st press on blue smoke out of 200 copies. Such a powerful record.
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Another Boy Sets Fire 7" that I picked up. Boy Sets Fire cover two Coalesce songs and vice versa. It also gave me the chance to check out Coalesce again. Sorry, Marcus, but the voice is still so off-putting to me. Can't get into it at all. So, Boy Sets Fire clearly wins this one for me.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
7" from when Boy Sets Fire were still good and Nathan Gray hadn't discovered social media. I really like the BSF song and the cover of Elton John's Rocket man is great as well. 1000 copies on clear yellow vinyl.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Monday, 22 May 2017
About two years ago I traded away my copy of Betrayed's Suffering 7". I don't even remember the colour of the record, but a very good friend of mine needed that colour to complete his collection, so I gladly traded it to him. I always meant to replace the record with at least a black copy, but lo and behold, two years had gone by and I hadn't gotten around to it. Coincidentally, said friend decided to downsize his collection recently and I got this copy on blue vinyl (/200) from the person I had traded my original copy to.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
I've really been enjoying the first Enough 7", so when I had the chance to get a version with a special sleeve, I jumped on it. Crippled Youth rip-off cove. I don't have any idea how many copies there are though, so any input is welcome.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
There was a time when basically all I was listening to was Dookie and Insomniac by Green Day. That was a loooooong time ago and as you might have guessed, this is another stroll down memory lane. I still have the CDs lying around here, but it was high time to pick up Dookie on vinyl. I wanted to treat myself a little bit, so I went for the nice pink vinyl. Still holds up for me after all these years.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
So, I'm about to turn 35 in a couple of days. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to many , especially many fellow collectors who have a few more miles on their meter, but it somehow feels like it to me. 40 is not that far away once you turn 35. Yeah, age is just a number and you're only as old as you feel, yadda yadda. But deep down, we all know these are just hollow phrases. Subconsciously (or not) I've been listening to a lot of music I was listening to when I first got into hardcore and punk. Yesterday I wrote that the Beastie Boys were a gateway band for me, well the same is true for Rage Against The Machine. They were touring on this LP when I caught them live at a big festival and that turned everything around for me. It also helped they had Guerilla Radio on THPS2, which was basically all I was doing when I was not skateboarding. All of that seems forever ago and growing older just sucks.
Monday, 8 May 2017
I absolutely love the Beastie Boys. Hands down one of the best and most influential bands ever and one of my gateway bands to, well, everything. Hello Nasty was the first of their LPs that I got to experience back when it came out in 1998 and I remember listening to this record non-stop and falling absolutely in love with it. And that love hasn't changed. If anything, it has become stronger. Having said that, Hello Nasty is probably not the best Beastie Boys LP, but for nostalgic reasons alone it's probably my favourite one. I had the CD back then and it took me only forever to finally get a copy on vinyl. If I could listen to only one band for the rest of my life, the Beastie Boys are right up there. Current repress on 2x180g vinyl.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
On occasion I help some friends of mine when they set up shows. At the last show they did, this rather new German band Tides Denied was playing and I really dug their set. So I picked up their current 7" to check them out on vinyl. I thought they were better live, but I'm into the songs on vinyl, too. I really like the cover art of this 7" and I love the vinyl colour. 270 copies of this awesome transparent turquoise vinyl.
Close up, held up against the light.
Close up, held up against the light.