Second batch from the Chirp Record Fair. #vinyl
I finally received all of the DIIV 7” from Captured Tracks.
I went record shopping today at Reckless Records and picked up a couple things I’ve wanted for my collection. I also received a package full of records I ordered from my buddy Andy, who owns Vertical House Records in Huntsville, Alabama. It’s time to get the turntable spinning.
From Vertical House:
My purchases at Electric Fetus in Minneapolis this past weekend. Time to give ‘em a spin.
I stopped by Reckless Records today on Broadway and found two albums I’ve been wanting to add to my collection for quite some time. I picked up Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (original pressing on Sire Records from 1981) and I also bought Bob Dylan’s Planet Waves (original pressing on Asylum Records from 1974). Both records sounded amazing on my turntable and I’m happy I finally found them, especially Planet Waves because Dylan is backed up by The Band on that record and it was one of the only things I was missing from them.
I’m stuck inside this afternoon working on a few assignments, so I won’t be participating in Record Store Day this year. However, that won’t stop me from spinning some vinyl as I write a paper.
The first record I decided to put on was a old Blue Meanies 10” that came out in 1996 on Thick Records. This was one of the first records I bought back in the day at one of the Chicago Winter Nationals. Do you remember those shows?
I didn’t have to work today since the school I work at is still on their winter break, so today I decided to hit up Reckless Records on Broadway. I found some amazing records for super cheap. I picked up Bruce Springsteen’s The River for $8 and Justin Townes Earle’s Midnight at the Movies (only 2000 pressed) for $12. But, I really hit the jackpot by finding Braid’s debut record, Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five, for $30. Only 300 copies of this particular record exist. It was handmade, recycled and screen printed by the band in 1995 and Divot Records released it. I’m so fucking happy about owning this record!
There is a company in the UK called And Vinyly that is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favorite tunes or their last will and testament. I suppose this would be the ultimate way to go out, if you are a serious vinyl junkie. You can read more about them here.