Records you've bought recently
Preemptive clarification: record means "piece of recorded music" and not specifically "vinyl record album".
What albums have you all bought recently? I went to an antique store today and got the first Weezer album, an REM compilation (best of the IRS years, '82-87), an NWA comp (Legacy, a comp which includes both NWA tracks and solo tracks from it's members after they broke up), and Eric B. and Rakim's Follow the Leader, all on CD.
My most recent haul before that netted me a live Bad Brains album, a couple of Motorhead albums (No Sleep Til Hammersmith and Ace of Spades), Gogol Bordello's ridiculously good double album Underdog World Strike, a 10" of Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing", and a handful of obscure punk EPs from local (NJ, USA) bands, all on vinyl (I used to buy mostly vinyls because they were cheaper at the local record store, which has sadly gone under recently, so now I go to a nearby antique store which sells CDs for cheap and vinyl at ridiculous markups).
Anyone get anything good recently?
Picked up the new Coheed & Cambria, which is awesome. Also got a couple of Flaming Lips CD's....Yoshimi and Soft Bulliten. Just got a bunch of new stuff thanks to Amazon's $2 sale..too many to mention and I haven't even listened to any of them yet!
But the cream of the crop...Steven Wilson's new album, The Raven That Refused to Sing. Got the high-res 5.1 channel BluRay. It's heavenly.
the guy who bought the final holdouts of my vinyl got a pretty good deal....i let go of a double hank williams set, a lou donaldson, a cannonball adderly, two association lp's, a sam cooke, carole king (an orig "tapestry" i picked up at a yard sale), zep's physical graffiti, roger waters "pros...", syd barretts "madcap...", and a time life set of four lp's--all swing from 1939-40. i got 20 bucks.
i don't have a record player anymore anyway. jeez dude wanna buy my 200+ cd's? i'm kinda over the physical media thing. i like enough stuff that sirius (thru dish network), pandora (the free one) and rhapsody (meh, 10 bucks) do me just fine. if i need to learn a tune, i just get it thru rhapsody. between tabs and experience, i haven't run into a problem learning a tune before it expires.
no more piles of cd cases (previously cassette cases, pre-previously lp sleeves) with nothing in them. no more scratches (previously warps, pre-previously scratches and/or warps) from mishandled media. no more cd doctor (previously tape splicing kit, pre-previously replacing styli, replacing said damaged media 'cuz there's no fix).... ya you get it. now to work on that land-line phone and picture tube television....
10,000 Days - Tool
The Promise - Earth, Wind & Fire
found em for 5 bucks a piece!
I like having CD's, especially if its an album I really like.
The Alabama Shakes and Mackelmore's latest. Both are top notch albums (don't judge Mackelmore on Thrift Shop, although that song is great satire).
The Aristocrats- Boing We'll Do It Live
Ahmad Jamal 8-album box set:
Count em 88
AJ Trio at Spotlight Cafe
But Not For Me - Live at the Pershing
Jamal at the Penthouse
All of You
Chamber Music of the New Jazz
That's enough listening & inspiration for a lifetime.
"Bought" is a little iffy. There's a local music shop that occasionally puts unsold used CDs out for the trash men. I walked by one time, sifted through them, and found Jurassic 5's "Feedback". Turned out to be a really good listen.
I was hooked on this song for a solid week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etB74LwLPvI
I've been on a bit of an old school kick lately.
Bought New Order's Power, Corruption, and Lies along with (Who's Afraid of) The Art of Noise.
Also, Dead Can Dane-Toward the Within. Awesome stuff IMO.
John Coltrane's Blue Train
I was gonna buy Ke$ha's Warrior album and whatever Brown Bird albums my local shop had but they had neither today
Got my hands on an old Tower of Power record. ****ing beautiful!
Yard sale find:
* Shirelles Greatest Hits
* Ike and Tina Turner
* Association, 1st album
* LOVE, 1st album
* Big Bother and the Holding Co. R. Crumb cover, 2nd album
Buying these gems set me back $2.50
I think Grooveshark is actually a better site for listening to music (and I can usually get it to work) because it doesn't work likeable radio (I have a radio for that). You just type inwhat you want to hear, click on it, and it plays.
I stopped at Half Priced Books last night and picked up
B.B. King- Live at Cook County Jail
King Floyd- Choice Cuts
Roy Buchanan- Live at Rockpalast
$11.95 for all three!
I hit that store at least once a week.
To be honest, there hasn't been anything that has come out in close to 20 years that I have wanted to buy. I have purchased songs from Itunes but can't remember the last time I bought a cd or vinyl. Having said that, I own over 2,000 vinyl albums and about 1,000 cds. Most of them are classic rock, country, blues and jazz albums from the 1930s to the early 1990s.
This year so far:
Everything Everything - Man Alive
Everything Everything - Arc
Bill Evans Trio - Live at the Village Vanguard
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
Bellowhead - Broadside
Bootsy Collins - Funk Capital Of Tha World
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Perennial Favourites
DJ Jazzy Jeff - Return Of The Magnificent
Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
Easy Star All Stars - Radiodread
And a couple of the Trojan Records collections that were on offer on Amazon. :)
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