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Jonathan was having truncated hours yesterday, so The BCPF and I headed to Underdog Records right around 1015a or so and while our haul is short, we had good conversations with Jonathan (masked up, of course) and then went to have some lovely crêpes at Penny Path. Here’s the haul:Ernest Jenning Record Co.

Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston_Built to Spill

©Ernest Jenning Record Co.

  • Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism — the former Mr. Zooey Deschanel, Ben Gibbard, leads this band and The BCPF is a big fan. I liked it, too. It’s a great listen. It came out in 2003 and this was a 2xLP reissue. New.
  • Built to Spill – Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston — Doug Martsch, the only permanent member of Built to Spill was friends with (and played back up on his final five tour dates before retirement) Daniel Johnston. Johnston was an eclectic, lo-fi, and mentally-troubled musician who was born in California, raised in West Virginia (wow) and made a name for himself for writing in the “outsider” genre of music. He was also a visual artist. Johnston passed away from a suspected heart attack in September of last year. This is Martsch’s tribute to him. I like the songbook, with lyrics and chord charts, that is included. A good listen. Yellow vinyl. New.
  • Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood — To me, this is the last Mötley Crüe album. Okay, there was the John Corabi Mötley Crüe album and Generation Swine and New Tattoo and all that crap, but that’s what it was. Crap. Well, not the Corabi album, but it wasn’t Crüe. This is heavier but still as poppy as Theater of Pain (which I love, by the way) and that’s okay. There were a lot of good songs on this album. The title track is a fave, of course. “Without You” and “Kickstart My Heart” were cool, too. Another cool feature on this album is that David “Shuffle” Steele from the bands The Beat (English Beat for us Americans) and Fine Young Cannibals after Ranking Roger and Dave Wakeling left to form General Public, sings backup vocals throughout the album. But that’s not the end of the guest stars. Byran Adams, Steven Tyler, Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees, Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander from Cheap Trick, all of Skid Row and Mike Amato (the tour manager for bands such as Arcade Fire, Green Day, KISS, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Cinderella, AC/DC, Skid Row, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Daughtry, Daniel Powter, Godsmack, Slipknot, etc.) all also sang back up. Nice. Reissue. New.
  • Spirit  – Feedback —This band had Jay Ferguson in the beginning. You know, “Thunder Island.” This album was the first without him and without their original bassist. I don’t know what any of that means but I’m sure we’ll find out when we listen to it. VG+.
  • Strauss – The Best Of Strauss — Yep. Strauss. “Used” but still sealed and in NM condition. Right on.

Jonathan is still doing deliveries during the week and the store is only open on Friday and Saturday for the time being, though I think he’s considering expanding into Thursday, but for now. Just Friday and Saturday. You should watch his Instagram and Facebook pages for things he’s just gotten in, used and new and you can order from him directly. You can shop new vinyl, anytime, day or night, by visiting the UR website. I use Discogs to track my collection, pick randoms and share my collection with friends. You should too!

Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
Scorp out!

“Cops on the corner always ignore somebody’s getting paid. Jimmy’s got it wired, law’s for hire, got it made in the shade. Got a little hideaway, does business all-day but at night he’ll always be found sellin’ sugar to the sweet people on the street. Call this Jimmy’s town.” – “Doctor Feelgood” (Mars/Sixx)