No, Dear Reader, you’re not reading that incorrectly, the date is for last Saturday. The BCPF and I didn’t go to Underdog Records yesterday as we had some errands to run that kept us from our favorite candy store. But, because last Sunday was Father’s Day and Monday was my ‘Rents’ anniversary and Tuesday was making up for that and blah blah blah… I didn’t post last week’s haul at all. So, I’ll do that this week instead. So here we go:
Of Montreal – Aureate Gloom — Neither of us knew anything about this band other than 1) they were from Athens, Georgia, like R.E.M. and 2) they were of relevance to other bands that she likes and 3) part of the Elephant 6 Collective (in company with Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System, Beulah, and more. These are things that she likes and wants to get to know more about. Blue Marble. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Includes an 18″ x 24″ poster and a code to download an mp3 version of the album. Blue/white marketing sticker on jacket. New.
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting — This didn’t sound like Crowded House of old, but that’s okay. It’s still pretty righteous. In this band, Neil Finn’s kids, Liam (guitar) and Elroy (drums) join him and original Crowded House bassist, Nick Seymour. I believe Liam and Elroy’s mum, Neil’s wife Sharon sings a little on here, too. It’s a family affair! New.
Yes – Time And A Word — The second album from Yes. I’m trying to get my Yes discography collection up and as complete as possible. Reissue, 180gr. New.
Jeffrey Dean Foster – I’m Starting To Bleed — My pal and stage sharer, Jeff Foster for the Record Store Day “regional” selections that they put out. I haven’t opened it yet. Proceeds go to Shalom Project which is a local non-profit running several programs to assist our neighbors in need. New.
I also got My Attention Span (my friend Tony Dagnall)’s long-awaited album, …There Abouts but it isn’t in Discogs, yet. I haven’t had time to put it in and it’s a limited run, I believe. So, I will get to it soon. Perhaps I’ll write a blog post about it soon. It is a truly wonderful album. New.
Madonna – True Blue — This album was big the year I moved to WSNC. A lot of great tunes on this and I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that. “Live to Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” the title track, “Open Your Heart,” “La Isla Bonita,” and so on. This is a club version in VG+ condition.
So, I don’t like missing weeks at Underdog Records, so, hopefully next week we get back to where we love to be! RSD drop 2 is coming in a couple of weeks, so check out the website to find what you may want from that. Watch the Underdog Records social media to see what Jonathan has just gotten in and is putting up for purchase. That could be new or used stuff. It could also be stereo equipment. Don’t forget about that. You can purchase new vinyl 24/7 by visiting the Underdog Records website.
I use Discogs to track my collection and you should, too!
Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
“Tropical the island breeze, all of nature wild and free. This is where I long to be, La Isla Bonita. And when the samba played, the sun would set so high. Ring through my ears and sting my eyes, your Spanish lullaby.” – “La Isla Bonita” (Madonna/Leonard/Gaitsch)