Spinning Sunday or: The Haul 9/26/20

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The BCPF and I were up “early” to prepare for Record Store Day Drop #2. We were selected for the 930a spot and it was a perfect spot for us. We got everything on our list with the exception of one title but one of our friends and part of the RSD Crüe had found that one at another store after his slot. Things were calm and easy going for Jonathan, I believe. So, we did one non-RSD release but all the releases were brand new. I also included identifiers and attributes, where/when applicable, including how limited the run is. Here’s the haul:

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Surfer Blood – Carefree Theatre — This is the non-RSD release. I heard just one song from this as I was making the commercial for Underdog Records for The Less Desirables. I sent Jonathan a message and had him hold me one. I thought it was be great for The BCPF. She loved it. Straight indie rock.

The rest are RSD releases.

The Replacements – The Complete Inconcerated Live — Limited to 8500 copies. Comes in tri-gatefold packaging. 3xLP and it was a great show. Paul Westerberg had a rough night with his voice and some feedback but I love how raw this show is. They may have done some overdubs but I don’t think so, I think this is how it was. I dug it.

The Feminine Complex – Livin’ Love — 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pink. Gatefold sleeve, two pink LPs in white polylined inner sleeves. This was the one our friend got for us at a different store. The Feminine Complex was an all-girl garage band from the 60s and this is their only album.

Various – I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson — 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Pink, Blue. Exclusive Ltd. Edition Run of 1,000 copies. The BCPF really loves her Wes Anderson movies and I like them, too. This is a compilation of songs from his films. It’s 2xLP record 1 is “Margot Tenenbaum pink” (like The Royal Tenenbaums) and record 2 is “Life Aquatic blue” (like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou).

Mott The Hoople – The Golden Age Of Rock ‘N’ Roll — Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Blue, Gatefold.

Various – Wilcovered — According to Discogs:  “Wilcovered 19 covers of Wilco songs performed by renowned artists and friends of the band.” 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition. It was an interesting listen. The BCPF is a big fan of Wilco, I’m pretty indifferent. She liked it a lot more than I did.

McCartney – McCartney — Record Store Day release September 26, 2020. Limited pressing: 7000 copies. After cancelling the April 18, 2020 RSD, this release was rescheduled for the second RSD Drop on September 26, 2020.
However in some countries (e.g. Canada and France) it was accidentally distributed for the first RSD Drop on August 29, 2020. Comes in a Gatefold sleeve with a Red ‘Obi’ strip and an (A5-size) ‘Half-speed Mastering’ Certificate. Vinyl cut by Miles Showell using original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London, 5th November 2019. This half-speed master closely references the 2011 remaster by Steve Rooke and Guy Massey.
It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.

Son Volt – Live At The Orange Peel — 2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition. RSD 2020 – September 26. On transparent orange vinyl. Quantity: 1500. Recorded live at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on September 23, 2005, these songs were part of the 6 String Belief DVD, but have never before been released on vinyl. The BCPF knew nothing about this band, but I believe it will be things she digs. Again, she loves Wilco and Jeff Tweedy was in Uncle Tupelo with Jay Farrar. Uncle Tupelo broke up and Farrar started Son Volt. This was done in a venue that I’ve stood outside of (and was supposed to see Steven Wilson there two years ago, darn snow).

Fleetwood Mac – The Alternate Rumours — Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered. Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release, part of the September 26th drops. Limited edition of 16,000 copies. I was looking forward to this one the most, I think. I have really loved the Fleetwood Mac “Alternate” albums over the last few years. There was Alternate Mirage, Alternate Fleetwood Mac, Alternate Tango in the Night. This is perhaps their biggest of them all. I loved all the alternate takes on this album, save one. It’s my least favorite song on the album and I liked “I Don’t Want to Know (Early Take)” even less.

Roger Waters – The Wall (Live In Berlin 1990) — 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear, 180 Gram. Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release, part of the September 26th drops. 30th Anniversary limited edition, pressed on Clear 180 gram vinyl, gatefold cover in a total of 8.000 copies. When I first saw this concert (I think I own it on DVD), I was enthralled in the spectacle of it. I have always said that The Wall is my favorite Pink Floyd album and while I still prefer the Pink Floyd version, this was amazing.

The Doors – The Soft Parade: Stripped — Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition, Numbered, Clear. Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release, part of the September 26th drops. Limited to 12,000 units. Eight tracks (some repeats) some with new Robbie Krieger overdubs.

Various – Psyché France 1960-70 Volume 6 — The BCPF and I are suckers for French pop music. This is French pop music from the 1960s. It sounds new and it could be but supposedly it’s from back then. It was a great listen.

Tegan and Sara – Tonight We’re In The Dark Seeing Colors — Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple splatter. Recorded live from their ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You’ Tour. Includes exclusive versions of Tegan and Sara favorites on limited edition purple splatter vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.

Mark Snow – The Truth And The Light: Music From The X-Files — Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Glow-In-The-Dark.

Squirrel Nut Zippers – The Inevitable — Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue. Record Store Day 2020 first release, part of the September 26th drops. Limited to 1500 copies. The BCPF says this is her college days. I love the swing style and this is a great album.

Primus – Suck On This — Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Blue. Limited to a quantity of 5000. Release has 3D artwork, and nothing written on the spine. Live album from 1989.

The Alarm – Celtic Folklore Live — Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition. Record Store Day 2020 release in a total of 1.000 copies. Side-A recorded at Hammersmith Odeon London – February 9th 1988. Side-B recorded at Cabaret, San Jose, California – March 17th 1988.

Lenny Bruce – Is Out Again — A rare recording of Lenny Bruce, fully authorized by Lenny’s daughter Kitty Bruce, unlike the majority of the bootleg material that has been released in the past. This release was only ever sold in limited copies at clubs, directly by Lenny to fans. I haven’t heard this yet, but my favorite part of it is the letter on the back from a reverend. He basically says he feels that Bruce is grossly misunderstood.

It was a great day for us. Jonathan said at our scheduled time that everything was going very smooth. I haven’t sent him a message yet, as I normally do after each RSD. He’s probably relaxing today. You can check out any unsold RSD stock by visiting the Underdog Records website. He does contactless deliveries in the early part of the week and is open Thursday through Saturday 11a-7p. I use Discogs to keep track of my collection and share it with you!

I also want to wish The BCPF a happy sixth reception-versary. It’s our fourth and final “public” anniversary of every year.

Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
Scorp out!


“Broadway hasn’t been the same since we found lover’s lane. Standing on the corner of fourth and main. Dreaming of you way downtown in lover’s lane. Sun is down, moon is bright. Lover’s gonna stroll all night. Way downtown in lover’s lane.” – “Lover’s Lane” (Mathus)

Sounds Like Saturday or: Does It Really Matter?

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There are a number of releases celebrating anniversaries today. To me, the two biggest are Abbey Road (51) from The Beatles and Shout at the Devil (37) from Motley Crue. But, really do any other albums released today matter as much as Abbey Road? At least to me, they do not. It is probably my favorite album from the Fab Four, although, as I have said it jumps around between this, Sgt. Pepper, The Beatles (White Album), and Revolver. This is one of my favorite Beatles tunes regardless, but one of the best they’ve ever written and that’s saying something. This cover is airy and brilliant. Enjoy!

And don’t forget, today is RSD Drop #2! Yay, records!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Once there was a way to get back homeward. Once there was a way to get back home. Sleep little darling, do not cry and I will sing you a lullaby.”
– “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Lennon/McCartney)

Now Normal Chronicles or: TGIF

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Strange Days from The Doors is 53 today. Beaucoups Of Blues from Ringo Starr is 50. Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 is 48. Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle from J. Geils Band is 46. Technical Ecstasy from Black Sabbath is 44. Cruisin’ from Village People (with “Y.M.C.A.”) is 42. Entertainment! from Gang Of Four is 41. Wild Things EP from Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie) is 39. Forever Now from Psychedelic Furs is 38. Lincoln from They Might Be Giants is 32. Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! from Sugarcubes is 31. How could I pass on this? And with Boy George singing it? Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Young man, there’s a place you can go, I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough. You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find many ways to have a good time. It’s fun to stay at the YMCA” – Y.M.C.A. (Morali/Wills)

The New List or: Back to the Grind

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Well, it happened. Eight years after they published the last Top 500 Albums of All Time, Rolling Stone Magazine has released a fresh, brand new list. I will admit I haven’t read through it yet. But, I do plan on making a comparison between the 2012 list and this 2020 list and filling the gaps of listening. I am prepared to complain about some missing or knocked off. I am also prepared to question what the heck “they” were thinking. This was brought to my attention by Clay Howard as a joke, I think. But, it’s not joke to me. I will keep you informed on how that goes, as well. You know I have to blog about it, so… here’s your warning shot. It’s the only one you get.

Until tomorrow, and back to the list we go…
Scorp out!


“We received and tabulated Top 50 Albums lists from more than 300 artists, producers, critics, and music-industry figures (from radio programmers to label heads, like Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman).”Rolling Stone

Now Normal Chronicles or: Muchness

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There’s a lot of anniversaries today… Abraxas from Santana is 50 today. Aja from Steely Dan, Passage from The Carpenters and Little Criminals from Randy Newman are all 43. Parallel Lines from Blondie is 42. Tommy Tutone – 2 from Tommy Tutone is 39. The Nylon Curtain from Billy Joel is 38. This Nation’s Saving Grace from The Call and The Wishing Chair from 10,000 Maniacs are 35. Third Stage from Boston is 34. Legacy from Poco is 31. Better Living Through Chemistry from Fatboy Slim is 30. Some biggies on there. But, I just can’t pass this one up! And from a 12-13 year old doing it all solo. Great job, Matt! Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“All grown up and no place to go. Psych 1, Psych 2. What do you know? All your life is Channel 13. Sesame Street. What does it mean? I’ll tell you what it means. Pressure!” – “Pressure” (Joel)

Now Normal Chronicles or: Circus Baby

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Today is the 22nd anniversary of the last KISS album that had any substance, Psycho Circus, another polarizing and controversial album because Peter only played on one song, Ace only played on a small handful of tunes. I like it and with the exception of a tune here and there, it’s a good pop rock record. The best song on the album is the title track, I think. These ladies do a good job with it.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


I’ve been waiting here to be your guide. So come, reveal the secrets that you keep inside. Step up! No one leaves until the night is done. The amplifier starts to hum. The carnival has just begun. You’re in the psycho circus.” – “Psycho Circus” (Stanley/Cuomo)

Now Normal Chronicles or: They Come to Me in My Bed

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Today is the 41st anniversary of Cheap Trick’s Dream Police album. It’s one of my faves from CT. I’ve done the title track once in Heavens Sake and performed “Voices” with VSS. Lots of cool songs on here. This band does the title track really well. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I try to sleep. They’re wide awake. They won’t let me alone. They don’t get paid to take vacations or let me alone. They spy on me. I try to hide. They won’t let me alone. They persecute me. They’re the judge and jury all in one.” – “Dream Police” (Nielsen)

Spinning Sunday or: The Haul 9/19/20

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Yesterday was a pretty routine day. Well, maybe not. We got a late start. The BCPF finished her biggest project of the year, I was up way too late, yadda yadda yadda. We really only got to listen to a few records yesterday but we bought a few at Underdog Records. Here’s the haul:

Pink Floyd – A Dark Side Of The Moon — This is a European import of a live concert recorded at London Wembley Empire Pool on November 16, 1974. I’m assuming that it is VG+. I bought it “new” but a lot of these imports come unsealed, so I don’t know what the rating/grading is and if they are new or not. This is the gray sleeved version.

Bad Brains – Live ’79 Soundboard — I know nothing about Bad Brains, just that I’ve heard the name for years. This is another import and unofficial release, this one from Finland. I’ve seen a review or two that says it’s not worth money because while it is a “soundboard” recording it’s dubbed from some old wonky cassette or something. We’ll see. VG+?

John Prine – Sweet Revenge — I’ve only heard John Prine like three times outside of his comedy-ish song, “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian.” One was when I did the RS list and another a few months back when he passed away. I don’t necessarily care for him. I feel we already had a Bob Dylan, we didn’t need a cheap knock-off. I realize that he’s much more than that, now. But, while I have to say I enjoyed a good bit of this album, it’s still mostly “meh” for me. New.

Alexander Courage – Star Trek, From The Original Pilots: The Cage & Where No Man Has Gone Before (Original Television Soundtrack) — “The Cage” was the original pilot of STOS and instead of Captain Kirk, “Bones” and the like, it had “Number One” and Captain Christopher Pike. NBC thought it had out kicked the coverage of its viewing audience and refused it, ordering instead a second pilot. This is where “Where No Man Has Gone Before” comes in. It was the first episode America saw, with Kirk and Bones. “The Cage” was mostly recycled into one of the most famous STOS episodes, “The Menagerie.” This comes in one of three colors: Red Shirt Red, Science Officer Blue or Command Gold. But, you don’t know which color you get until you open it. This is sealed. Hold on, I’ll open it… Science Officer Blue!!

Beck – Kaos Radio Session – Olympia, WA. January 13, 1994 — So, another import/bootleg/unofficial release from Europe. The cover says January 26, 1994, but the back says January 13, 1994. Also, the Discogs entry has a red cover with yellow border, but mine is blue with a pink border. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a crappy copy but The BCPF is a huge Beck fan, so… VG+?

Pretenders – Live At The Palladium New York City, 1980: FM Broadcast — This is a limited edition unofficial release from Europe. It’s sealed, is on a true label and has a barcode. I hope it is of decent sonic quality. New.

Nirvana – Damage, Mon Amour — An Italian unofficial release. A Collection of live and radio recordings from 1989 through 1994. On blue viny VG+?

Nirvana – At The End Of Lonely Street — Another Italian unofficial release. A collection of bedroom, garage and studio demos from 1989 through 1992. VG+?

Bob Marley – The Best Of Bob Marley — German import. This is a rerecording of Bob Marley songs by Marley, not your typical compilation. As one reviewer said on Discogs: A great copy in term of musical quality. Not a lot of the greatest hits but some interesting takes on some well-known songs. Refreshing. VG+?

Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose — Yeah, I know. It was sealed and an original pressing from 1987. I’m a sucker for the Top 40 bubblegum of the time. I couldn’t resist. NM.

Jonathan was gearing up for RSD Drop 2 that happens next Saturday. You have until midnight tonight to register for the lottery for this weekend. Same deal as before except another half hour added, so that means six more people get to have a turn in-store. It starts at 8a and three people (and a possible +1) get 15 minutes to shop the store, including the RSD booty. When the 15 minutes are up, they have to check out and leave. 815a folks get to come in and the process repeats. Last month he cut it off at 11a. This month it goes until 1130a. He promptly closes the store and then takes inventory. Then, at 1p the website goes live with leftover stock from RSD. Remember, in the past, this hasn’t been allowed by the official RSD brass. This year, the are allowing it. Visit the Underdog Records website to register for your chance to be one of the lucky 42. Then come home and use Discogs to keep track of your loot.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I like the way you cross the street ’cause your precious. Moving through the Cleveland heat, how precious. Taking rides and all the kicks was so precious. But you know I was sh***in’ bricks ’cause I’m precious. Made me want to, made me want to, you made me make it. Oh, you’re so mean.” – “Precious” (Hynde)

Sounds Like Saturday or: Garden State

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Today is the 32nd anniversary of Bon Jovi’s New Jersey. Yeah, I know it’s cheesy hair stuffs but still, I dug it. And this was a minor hit from it and one of my faves. This band does a great job of it. They should, they are a Bon Jovi Tribute band. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I don’t need no license to sign on no line. And I don’t need no preacher to tell me you’re mine. I don’t need no diamonds, I don’t need no new bride. I just need you, baby, to look me in the eye. I know they have a hard time and your Daddy don’t approve. But I don’t need your Daddy telling us what we should do. Now there’s a million questions I could ask about our lives. But I only need one answer to get me thought the night.” – “Living In Sin” (Bon Jovi)

KISSmas Comes Early or: A Dayful of KISS

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Today is a day unlike any other in KISStory. September 18 had four solo albums, Lick It Up and Crazy Nights all come out. In addition to that, today is the day, 37 years ago that Paul, Gene, Eric and Vinnie showed their face publicly without makeup on MTV. So, happy 42nd anniversary to Gene, Ace, Paul and Peter’s solo albums, 37 to LIU and 33 to Crazy Nights.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Don’t wanna wait ’til you know me better…” – “Lick It Up” (Stanley/Vincent)