It was a routine Saturday for The BCPF and me. Underdog Records, breakfast, records, dinner, movie. That’s how it was and that’s how we like it. Here’s our haul:
Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension — I learned very early on in my relationship, nay, my knowing of the existence of The BCPF that Sufjan Stevens is one of her all-timers. Yet, she insists every time we put something new or even old by him, in apologizing because she doesn’t know if I’ll like it. She does that with a lot of her music. I feel don’t be apologetic about it. If you like it, dig it. I picked it out for her because I heard it whilst making the commercial this week for Underdog Records on The Less Desirables. It was a bit more electronica than I was expecting but I really enjoyed it. It’s indie-exclusive clear vinyl. New.
The Doors – Live At The Stockholm Konserthuset, Stockholm, September 20th, 1968 – Radio Broadcast — From the notes on Discogs: “Copyright 2019 Supernaut Records. Manufactured in the EU. Broadcast in 196X. Not exportable for the USA. This is an indipendent [sic] production , released strictly in accordance with the 1988 Copyright Act. Limited to 500 copies.” And, yet, here we have it. I’m okay with that. Import (obviously), unofficial (obviously). New.
Green Day – Dookie — #193 on the RS List (that matters). The band’s major-label debut. The album had five singles: “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “Welcome to Paradise,” “When I Come Around” and “She.” Back when this came out, I hated it, because, I didn’t understand it. I understand it. I like it. I couldn’t believe I didn’t already have it in the collection. New.
Ulver – Flowers Of Evil — Ulver means “wolves” in Norwegian. This band started out as a black metal band in Oslo. They have “developed” over the years. They were black metal, then blending experimental rock, electronica, ambient, trip hop, symphonic and chamber traditions, noise, progressive and experimental music into their oeuvre. I like that word. Ulver’s Oeuvre. Sounds like a band. Anywhat! This is more along the lines, at least to me, of some goth synth pop. I enjoyed it and The BCPF did, too. I heard it whilst making the Underdog Records commercial for TLD. White vinyl. New.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland — #55 on the RS list (that matters) and #53 on the ridiculous new list, this was Jimi’s last album before he passed. “Crosstown Traffic” and Jimi’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” were probably the biggest hits from the record at the time, but “Voodoo Child” and “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” have become pretty popular, too. The hype sticker reads: The Authorized Hendrix Family Edition. 180 Gram Audiophile LP Pressing. All Analog Remaster From The Original 2-Track Master Tapes By Jimi’s Original Engineer. Complete Original Artwork, 8 Page LP sized booklet with Rare Photos and Liner Notes. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve. It’s new!
Kiss – The Originals — So, Jonathan just gave this to me. The cover is beaten up, the records have scratches and my search still continues for a good copy but I at least have one in my possession. This is a second printing of the collection, which includes the full albums of KISS, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed To Kill, their first three albums. Again, it’s a pretty crap copy but I have one. But, as I said, I will continue to search for a decent copy. Graded G at best.
That’s the haul. The fair and beautiful weather made for a slow morning for Jonathan, I think. He had added some new stuff in the “Freshly Used” section. He will be going through more this week. Remember he does store to porch deliveries Monday through Wednesday and the brick-and-mortar store is open Thursday through Saturday from 11a to 7p. You can order, anytime, day or night by visiting the Underdog Records website. Hey, do me a favor and tell him that I sent you. Also, use Discogs to track your collection, vinyl, CD, cassette, whatever.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Do you have the time to listen to me whine about nothing and everything all at once? I am one of those melodramatic fools, neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it. Sometimes, I give myself the creeps. Sometimes, my mind plays tricks on me. It all keeps adding up. I think I’m cracking up. Am I just paranoid? Am I just stoned?” – “Basket Case” (Armstrong/Prichard/Wright)