Me and my dude La Dave hit Newbury in North Attleboro and Providence, as well as Time Capsule in Seekonk and Olympic Records on Wickenden Street — pretty much how I predicted the day to go. I scooped all of the exclusive stuff at Newbury and shopped around a little at the others. Here’s how I ended up broke that weekend…
The Animals – The Animals is Here 10″, new: Their version of “Gonna Send You Back to Walker” is such a gem. Glad to have a clean play on vinyl.
Black Milk – Synth or Soul 12″ EP, new: I can’t think of any other instrumental album to drop this year, so this is the best of 2013 to date by default. It’s definitely a good spin, and I believe I heard of a new Black Milk LP being in the works. Exciting stuff.
Dinosaur Jr. – “Now the Fall” b/w “Ricochet” 7″, new: This was the only non-RSD exclusive I picked up at Newbury. The songs are from DJ’s I Bet on Sky sessions, their most recent and most non-heinous record (which I also bought on vinyl sometime in late ’12/early ’13).
El Michels Affair – Enter the 37th Chamber 12″ LP, new: I’m glad to finally own a legit copy of this album. It sounds so good on wax.
Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten – “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” 7″, new: SCHWING!
Blues at Newport 1963 LP, new: This was one of two Vanguerard RSD releases. (The Newport Folk Festival, 1965 was the other.) I like it, and need to go back to it soon — at least before the summer ends. The record has a great sweltering-hot summer-day feel.
Rob Zombie – “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” b/w “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” 10″: How could I not buy this? I mean, “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy”? That’s classic stuff right there. I only wish the artwork was a little better.
Carole King – Tapestry, vinyl, used: I liked it so much on CD that I bought it on vinyl. Being $3 made it an easy choice.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps, vinyl, used: Rust Never Sleeps is my first platter from Neil, but I have high hopes of scoring some more. Zuma, Tonight’s the Night, Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, and On the Beach for starters. I don’t care what editions, I just want them on record for that extra crunch.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory, vinyl, used: This was in the $1 bin and I grabbed it because I thought it was ironic how “Who’ll Stop the Rain” was on the most water-damaged record I’ve ever seen. I took it to the register with the others, and the guy gave it to me for free. A couple of months later I picked-up some chick with my usual long hair don’t care routine, and within minutes of her discovering I had Cosmo’s on vinyl I was balls deep. Thanks, Time Capsule.
J. Mascis – Several Shades of Why, vinyl, new: This has literally become one of my favorite albums of all time. I think I’ve played it more than anything I’ve ever owned. J is such a boss hog.
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