We had NO agenda yesterday. The BCPF and I got up, showered, spent time with Jonathan at Underdog Records, had a fantastic breakfast at Young Cardinal Cafe, listened to records, dinner at Davie Tavern and started re-watching one of our favorite Brit Coms, ever. It was a glorious Saturday. Here’s the haul:
Wilco – A.M. — This is the debut album from the band from 1995. There was competition between former Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar. Tweedy started Wilco and Farrar started Son Volt. Son Volt’s debut did much better, but I think in the long run, Wilco is more memorable. I am not a fan of either band, really, but I’d go with Wilco over the two. I haven’t listened to this, yet. 2×LP, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered. Deluxe Edition including the original album plus 8 previously unissued outtakes. 2-LP set pressed on 180 gram black vinyl. Gatefold jacket and includes printed inner sleeves with photos, liner notes and credits. New.
U2 – Zooropa — The record was a continuation of the group’s experimentation with alternative rock, electronic dance music, and electronic sound effects that began with their previous album, Achtung Baby, in 1991. I don’t know that I’m a fan of it, but I haven’t listened to it in about 10 years. It’s time to revisit it. 2×LP, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gr. Includes Lemon (The Perfecto Mix), the
B-side to “Lemon”, and Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix) from the “Melon” CD for Propaganda. New.
Pavement – The Secret History, Volume 1 (1990-1992) — From the hype sticker (that isn’t on here): First in a series of Pavement rarities: 25 tracks available on vinyl for the very first time! All the B-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel Sessions, and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted & Enchanted era, 1990-1992. 30 tracks total. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Each LP comes in a custom inner sleeve. 2×LP, Compilation. NM.
The Soft Pack – Strapped — The Soft Pack is an indie rock band from San Diego. I had never heard of them but the packaging looked cool and every once in a while I get in the mood for something new. This was the latest of those. We listened to it. It is some The BCPF kind of music. So, I did good. It was “used” but still sealed. We opened it right up. Limited Edition, Numbered #351 out of 2000.
Various – Good Morning, Vietnam – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — I loved the film and had this soundtrack on cassette when it came out, then on CD and now on LP. VG.
Daryl Hall & John Oates With David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick – Live At The Apollo — Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin were from The Temptations. This is a mixture of their classics and some then-current songs by Hall & Oates. VG+.
Various – The Hollywood Knights – The Original Soundtrack Album — Issued with a die-cut gatefold sleeve, with a peel-off
license plate sticker to cover the butt crack underneath. I liked the film, although I haven’t seen it in a hot minute. VG.
1970s Film Stock – Third Anthem — My friend Eddie Garcia’s one-man act released an album on vinyl and it’s not in Discogs yet. I haven’t heard it yet, but I made sure to pick it up! New.
Jonathan was hyped because his Atlanta Braves (the MLB team I hate the most) are in the NLCS. People were doing their mask thing without arguing, at least when we were there. Watch the Underdog Records social media (especially Instagram) to see what Jonathan had gotten in and is putting out for purchase. You can shop and order new vinyl day or night 24/7/365 on the Underdog Records website. And, use Discogs to track your collection or shop for hard-to-find records. You can even track your CD collection on there.
Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
“Don’t move. Don’t talk out-a time. Don’t think. Don’t worry, everything’s just fine. Just fine.” – “Numb” (U2)