MAY 30 on AMAZON.com:
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nuthin’ Fancy, CD, new, $4.99, free shipping: Although I’d probably rank the first three Skynyrd albums in their chronological order (which is exactly how I’ve bought them), Nuthin’ Fancy has some really fantastic tunes — “Whiskey Rock-A-Roller” being one of my favorites of the trio of long-players. LS has some deep cuts and none of the shit-ton of greatest hits collections I’ve seen in stores can hold a candle to owning even just these three albums.
Two more Ronnie Van Zant’s to go, them I’m complete. Creek that.
Qwel & Maker – Beautiful Raw, CD, new, $13.69, free shipping: I hate when I can’t grab an album like this on its release date, but Newbury Comics never carries any G4 releases. So here I am. Complaining. Blogging about the tough life and internet shopping.
Anyway, Beautiful Raw is exactly what we’ve all come to expect from the frequent collaborators: Dope. Next to The Harvest — Q&M’s shining achievement regarding their career as a duo, as well as in their separate endeavours – I’d say this album is the finest collective effort from the Windy City hip-hoppers.
Qwel and Maker are set to release Beautiful Raw in a couple of weeks, May 7th to be exact. The Galapagos 4 mainstays are offering this single, “Long Walkers,” for your listening pleasure to pregame it.
Nicely composed and put together as things usually are from the Typical Cats camp. The new album should be dope. The duo released a video for this track as well, hit up here. I’m not a huge fan of videos where no one raps on camera, but this joint is at least comical and has the ups and downs, climaxes and happy endings of classical theater. Seriously.
This post has been deleted a number of times already. In its prior versions, I cried mostly about digitalization and how it facilitates the short-lived shelf lives of today’s music. And how I still prefer buying any format of music before settling on digital, which, aside from what I do on here, I’m almost completely opposed to supporting. But I kind of sounded like a dinosaur dick, so here I am now with this abbreviated version.
Moving on. Now the point of this post is to let those who read our site know how I’m opening a new section — “Recent Purchases.” Doing so will hopefully encourage me to write more about the new music I’m buying and, just as importantly, the music I’m still catching up on. I buy primarily CD’s, but also scoop up a fair share on vinyl. My cassette collection is now at two, thanks to this catastrophe. I’ve marked this bad boy right here as the first of “Recent Purchases” because that post alone cost a few hundred dollars and it’s a good example of what to expect in the future.
The following is most of what I’ve bought so far in 2013…
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