Playing a bit of catch up here…
Back in November I ordered the limited edition Kings Road variant of the Face To Face boxset. Due before Christmas, it of course arrived in January. Have to say the actual record sleeves had some wear on them, but seems to be a common issue with the boxset, not Kings Road fault, as the sets were sealed. Just a shame, considering the cost.
Three LP’s which are: Big Choice, Don’t Turn Away and the self titled LP.
Face To Face remain one of my favourite bands, so this was pretty much an essential for me to add to the collection. Looks great and of course sounds amazing.
Limited to 200 it says and this edition was curated by Trever Keith.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep this updated or not this year, but for now I will add the latest arrival.
Pumpkin Records had a sale, most 7” singles were 50% off, so I grabbed this one for a couple of quid and also a Moral Dilemma CD for a quid.
This is a six track 7” split from Nu, Pogodi! and Choose Your Poison which came out in 2013 via Pumpkin Records and Active Rebellion. Purple vinyl with a slight swirl effect going on as well.
The Discogs page for this one is here: https://www.discogs.com/NuPogodi-Choose-Your-Poison-Fuck-My-Womb-Im-Calling-In-Dead/release/6317077
I actually got this prior to Christmas, but haven’t had a chance to update before now.
Not even listened to this yet, cost me £3.50 posted from a very kind chap on a Facebook vinyl group.
I’m, not currently sure if I’ll continue this blog into 2017…. we’ll see I guess….
I pre-ordered the second Shit Present 12” back when it was announced and to be perfectly honest, I had totally forgotten about it, so when it arrived it was quite a pleasant surprise.
An indie punk band featuring Iona from Great Cynics, I loved their debut EP. This one is limited to 500 copies, 250 on clear vinyl and 250 on clear vinyl with a screen printed b-side. It looks really good, great job by the label (Specialist Subject) on this one.
Info here: https://www.discogs.com/Shit-Present-Misery-Disaster/release/9366420
Shit Present: https://www.facebook.com/shitpresent/?fref=ts
I also took advantage of the sale at the time and ordered a Bangers LP for just £4. This compilation came out in 2013 and is called “Dude Trips”. Great collection from of hardcore meets punk. Limited to 500, 100 were on blue, 400 on black, I have a black copy. Sadly Bangers are no more.
The first album by The Juliana Hatfield Three came out in the UK on August 2nd 1993. I know this for a fact as this was my birthday and I bought it on the day. But they only out one album out with the line up before another Juliana Hatfield solo LP happened. In 2015 a second album was released though, called “Whatever, My Love”. Released in America via a label called “American Laundromat” it was really limited. 375 copies of purple marble vinyl, 125 on clear. I looked into it but with shipping it would mean paying nearly £40 for a record, which I just can’t quite justify. So when a second pressing on black vinyl was announced this year I managed to get one on order, though the release date kept getting pushed back and back, eventually I got a copy. Limited to 500. Pleased to add this to my collection, huge Juliana Hatfield fan.
Info on the pressing here: https://www.discogs.com/The-Juliana-Hatfield-Three-Whatever-My-Love/release/8914674
Juliana Hatfield’s website: http://www.julianahatfield.com/
And here’s both albums on vinyl, next to each other.
Now I know it’s not really great that Sainsburys are stocking records, they used to have 20 very generic titles on a Crossley stand (Crossley suck!) and I have always avoided them. But I was in there for the ½ price toy sale and turns out they’ve added another approx. 30 titles to their range and I couldn’t actually resist picking one up.
I have always been a huge Ramones fan (probably first heard them in ’88, yes I know this is much later than most people, but I was around 12 when I discovered them thanks to my German exchange partner) and I have most of their stuff on CD. A couple of LP’s too but to grab this one would cost a lot more normally, and I am not overly fussed on owning original pressings, rather have the songs than not. So I did pick up the self titled LP.
It seems to be a 2011 pressing perhaps on Rhino. Info here: https://www.discogs.com/Ramones-Ramones/release/3303546
A pretty decent post day for me today.
First up was an eBay purchase. I’ve always loved The Mr. T Experience and with the news that they have a new LP out called “King Dork Approximately” it led to me revisiting once again some of their back catalogue. I only have one LP of theirs on vinyl, which is “Alcatraz”, I actually have most of their stuff on CD and a bundle of 7” singles too. So when I spotted a copy of “Everybody’s Entitled To Their Own Opinion” up for buy it now, it was a little more than maybe I should have spent, but I wanted the album (yes, I have it on CD) so just decided to treat myself to it. This is the 1990 repress on Lookout! Records rather than the 1986 original on Disorder Records, but I am so happy to have found this one and add to the collection. I guess now I’ll be keeping an eye out for the other LP’s I’m missing on vinyl. I’d really like copies of “Love Is Dead” and “Revenge Is Sweet, And So Are You” – one day. For now, picking this up has made me very happy.
Also today, a 12” turned up by the rather excellent Warm Needles. Gruffy punk rock and their album “Inconsolable” is simply amazing. This new 12” comes on a few variants and in conjunction with three labels. So, I obviously picked up the UK released on Different Kitchen Records. This is the UK exclusive version, limited to just 50 on “clear ice blue” vinyl.
The release isn’t on Discogs yet, but the band are online here: https://www.facebook.com/warmneedles/