I moved this to Monday because yesterday was Ma Mère’s birthday and I wanted to honor her. So, here we are today. The BCPF and I went to Underdog Records and ate at Willows for the first time in 287 days on Saturday. We came home and listened to records whilst watching football. Here’s the haul:
The Hu – The Gereg — If you haven’t heard (or heard of) The Hu (pronounced just like the British Invasion band), you’re truly missing out. It’s Mongolian folk metal. Mongolian throat singing, using Morin khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (a two- or three-stringed lute) and hard rock. All that in one place. It’s really interesting and a great listen. This is the 2×LP deluxe edition that has all the bonus tracks with The Hu doing tunes with Lzzy Hale, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and From Ashes to New. It’s in cream colored vinyl. New.
Kraftwerk – The Man•Machine — Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Stereo, Red Translucent, 180g. “SPEZIAL EDITION FARBIGES VINYL” says the hype sticker. Reissue of the 1978 album from one of the most famous electronic bands ever. I have never heard it, so I’m excited. New.
Donovan – Mellow Yellow — Contains the title track and a lot of Donovan goodness. He was definitely the influence on Belle and Sebastian. They are both from Glasgow, after all. Mono. VG+.
The Rascals – Search And Nearness — From 1971. VG+.
Patachou – Paris C’est Une Blonde — Parisian fare and we love that. VG+.
There are actually several $1 records that we bought but I’m out of practice with those and after I cleaned them… forgot to put them in Discogs. I’ll do that later.
Underdog is open odd hours this week. He’s open Monday-Wednesday (he’s usually closed during those times) 11a-7p and is closed from Thursday, 12/31 until Wednesday, 1/6, reopening on 1/7. No porch deliveries until 1/11. Did you get gift certs or gift cards? Go buy some records! Jonathan is taking a well-deserved Staycation. Jonathan and I will have news after the first of the year! I use Discogs to track my collection.
Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
“I’m-a just mad about Saffron. She’s just mad about me. They call me mellow yellow (quite rightly).” – “Mellow Yellow” (Donovan)