First off, notice I changed the title of this one. It seems my Sunday posts are a bit verbose at times, and they’re usually about records. Neither of which really lends to the “silent” aspect of Silent Sunday. So, I think I’m changing the “haul” posts up a bit. I’ll still do Silent Sunday for non-record posts.
Well, this is a little different in the record category, as well. I went to Underdog Records, three different times from Friday to Saturday. I went on Friday because I didn’t think I’d get there Saturday because of a party we were having with a dear friend of ours. That included a bus and beer. Yep. Bus. Beer. And, also, on Friday, I was given a few records by a friend of mine. She said, here you can have these. Some of them ended up crossing off a few entries off the RS List. So, here’s what we got:
- Poison – Open Up and Say…Ahh! – Yeah, I know it’s cheesy “hair metal” but I don’t care. I love this album. I think Bret Michaels sings perfectly well for what they were. Still, when people talk hair metal, I’d say 17 out of 20 would say Poison first. This was a reissue, so new.
- Dr. Dog – Critical Equation – A new album from a band that, to me, sounds like a mixture between Robert Smith of the Cure and Bob Dylan. It’s right up The BCPF’s alley and that’s why I picked it. New.
- Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville – #327 on the RS List, this was a reissue on 180g vinyl to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It’s a great album. She’s ballsy for a chick. That’s a good thing. New.
- Bob Dylan – Desire – #174 on the RS List. It was there in the used bin and in VG condition.
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome – Yep, this is the “Relax” album, which is all most people know about. My second favorite song from the band is also on this album, “Two Tribes (For the Victims of Ravishment).” VG
- Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book – Ella. ‘Nuff said. VG+.
- Crosby-Nash – Live – Another rendition/combination involving any or all members of CSNY. Jonathan said it’s great so well see. VG+.
- Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills 2 – Another in the CSNY shuffle.
- The Motels – All Four One – “Only the Lonely” is on this one. I love that song and I want to hear more from them. VG+.
- Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska – #226 on the RS List, it was a little more on the subdued side. That’s okay. I think I gave it a neutral review on the list. VG+.
- Journey – Infinity – The first with Steve Perry singing and the last with Aynsley Dunbar on drums. I’d say “Wheel in the Sky” was the big hit on this one. VG+.
- Stan Getz – Stan Getz I hope this is as good as the other Stan Getz things I have. I love his stuff. VG.
- Squeeze – Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti – I like Squeeze. It was there. I grabbed it. Done. VG+.
- Fleetwood Mac – Heroes Are Hard To Find – Pre-Buckingham/Nicks Mac with Bob Welch still in the band. I like Bob Welch. Let’s see what we got. VG+.
- The Alan Parsons Project – Eve – Another in the Alan Parsons Project cannon! VG++.
- 10cc – Bloody Tourists – I love the song “Dreadlock Holiday” which is about reggae. I think it’s a great song. We’ll see what the rest of it sounds like. VG++.
- Supertramp – “…Famous Last Words…” – I see a few of my friends talk about this album as something special. I like Supertramp, let’s see. NM.
These are the ones that were “gifted” to me:
- Joan Baez – Baptism – Joan Baez. The BCPF will enjoy this. VG.
- The Young Rascals – Collections – Some of these weren’t in the greatest shape but it wasn’t “damage” as much as it was “love,” right? This is one of those. G+.
- The Band – Music From Big Pink – #34 on the RS List. I don’t really care for the album but I need to give them another chance anyway. G+.
- Judy Collins – Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Another for The BCPF to listen to when I’m not around. VG.
- Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Leonard Cohen – The Godfather of depressing music. I have to take his depressed arse another time. G+
- Bee Gees – Idea – 1969 album when they still credited other folks on the album and track sheets. G+.
- The Beatles – The Beatles’ Story – A spoken word/musical journey in the history of The Beatles. VG+.
- The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) – Well loved copy. G+.
- The Liverpool Kids – Beattle Mash – This is an enigma to me. It’s clearly a Beatles-esque or Beatles-influenced band. Beatles is spelled wrong in the title and on the back but right everyhwere else, including the center label itself, where it credits the artist as The Schoolboys. Liner Notes credit artist as The Liverpool Moptops. So, who knows what’s going on. They cover “She Loves You” but the rest is just in British Invasion genre. G+?
- Elvis – Double Dynamite! – Not even credited to Mr. Presley, it just says Elvis, although the cover is clearly him. It also says it’s made from original RCA masters. Eh? VG.
- Richie Havens – Mixed Bag – VG.
So, a pretty big haul there. Thanks, Lori for the gifts. And thank you Underdog Records for providing me a “candy store” to be proud of. And thanks to Discogs for providing such a great place for me to catalog my stuff!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Winter is here again oh lord. Haven’t been home in a year or more. I hope she holds on a little longer. Sent a letter on a long summer day. Made of silver, not of clay. I’ve been runnin’ down this dusty road.” – “Wheel in the Sky” (Schon/Fleischman/Valory)