So, yeah, yesterday was a self-care day. So, I’m doing the Spinning thing today. We had a short “haul” list and Underdog Records will be closed this whole week because Jonathan is in dire need of a vacation. He’s taking that. Good for him. Here’s the haul:
- The Replacements – Tim — The BCPF asked if I got this album because it was called “Tim.” I said I got it because it was on the RS list and I needed it. But, also because it was called “Tim.” Tim is #137 on the RS list and I really don’t remember much about it. We also didn’t have much listening time so we’ll get to it this week. New.
- Wilco – Ode To Joy — The newest release from Jeff Tweedy and company. It was a bit dragging for me, but I think The BCPF liked it. New.
- Bikini Kill – Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah — This is one of those things that The BCPF warned me about. “I have to warn you that this is might be pretty awful. But, it’s part of my high school memories.” I’ll give her that. It’s a reissue of the EP but with extra tracks, so it’s full LP length. New.
- Bad Company – Rough Diamonds — The last Bad Company album with the original lineup, including the last with Paul Rogers. He went on to do some solo stuff after this. The biggest tune on this is “Electricland.” VG++.
- Uriah Heep – Look At Yourself — This is one of those albums that I had when I was a kid. I don’t know that I ever listened to it. I just liked the cover. That’s why I got it. It was in VG- condition, too. If I ever find my old records at my parents’ house, I’m sure this is with them.
- Graham Parker And The Rumour – Stick To Me — The third studio album by Parker/Rumour. The original tapes were destroyed in the recording process by oxidation or something and they had to rush to rerecord everything. They had an 80-piece orchestra and everything. Nick Lowe was the producer and put it together hastily (like in a week’s time) and it is a really lo-fi album, although that’s not what Parker wanted. He said he didn’t like it at all, but now, once they got rid of the 80s-style Phil Collins drums in the 90s it was kind of grungy and that’s appealing to him, but at the time, nah. VG++.
Like I said, Underdog Records is closed this week because Jonathan is on vacation. The “official story” is that he won the lottery and moved to Morocco. That’s not what happened but thought it was funny. Of course, there is no TLD/UR special this week, either. I used Discogs to go through my choices this weekend, making sure we didn’t already have some of the things we got. A great tool.
Until tomorrow, keep spinning…
“God, what a mess, on the ladder of success. Where you take one step and miss the whole first rung. Dreams unfulfilled, graduate unskilled. It beats pickin’ cotton and waitin’ to be forgotten. We are the sons of no one, bastards of young.” – “Bastards of Young” (Westerberg)