Today is the 33rd anniversary of The Church’s Starfish album which features their biggest hit, this song. I have always loved this song and love it to this day. The whole album is great, though. I don’t know how they didn’t get bigger than they did, even in Australia, their home country. With this version, I never pass up the opportunity to play Mike Massé’s version of anything. Also, one part I hate about doing acoustic gigs in restaurants and pubs. The people who come up and want requests and stuff while you’re in the middle of playing. Irks me to no end. Anywhat! Enjoy!
It was a slow walking day, only 3011 steps which I’ll explain more about later this week.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel… Scorp out!
— “Wish I knew what you were looking for. Might have known what you would find.” – “Under the Milky Way” (Kilbey/Jansson)
Yesterday was the third edition of RSD 2020 (the April version that got spread over three months). There will be an RSD Black Friday edition which I think is ridiculous and shows a money-grab. That doesn’t mean I won’t participate. I just think this year, dragging us through what will be four months straight is crazy. They should have reset next year. I’m not complaining about the cost or the organization, I’m just saying for 2020 they should have let the Black Friday version lie.
Anywhat! Here’s the haul, and as the last few have been, when applicable, I will include why these are special from Discogs and they’re all “new.”
Judas Priest – Sad Wings Of Destiny — Record Store Day 2020 first release, part of the October 24th drops. Limited to 2,700 copies. Comes in a gatefold jacket. 2×LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Color In Color, Embossed, 180 Gram vinyl. I have this in its original form, single LP, but only in VG condition. We didn’t get this from Underdog Records, the gentleman in front of me picked up the last one. We had to go somewhere else and we felt dirty doing that.
Alice Cooper – Live At The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow // 19.02.82 — 2×LP, Limited Edition. Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release. Limited to 7,000 copies. Sticker: Classic live show from Alice Cooper’s “Special Forces Tour”. First time on vinyl. The Very Last Show on the Legendary Special Forces Tour! Recorded live at Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland – February 19, 1982. FM / Soundboard recording – Original broadcast by Radio Clyde. This was a great show!
Frumpies – Frumpie One Piece — LP+7″, Limited Edition, Limited to 1500 Copies. LP on White Vinyl. 7″ is on black vinyl. Featuring: Tobi, Kathi, Billy (BIKINI KILL), Molly (BRATMOBILE), and Michelle (THE MAKE UP). Hype sticker reads: Collecting their six seven inches recorded in the 90s across and LP and 7″. Includes a lyric zine.
The Rolling Stones – Metamorphosis — Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, Green, 180 gram. Special Edition Hunter Green Vinyl. Full Color Exclusive Iron On Cover Art. The iron-on transfer is cool, but of course, I wouldn’t actually use it.
Skid Row – Slave To The Grind — 2×LP, Limited Edition, Red. Gatefold Version, comes with Lyric Sheet. Limited to 4000 Copies Worldwide. So good to hear this album on vinyl. Sebastian Bach’s vocals were on fire then. Sonically rich and fantastic.
The Church – Gold Afternoon Fix — Limited Edition, Reissue, Gold. First-ever LP reissue of the 1990 classic from the legendary Australian indie band. Gold Vinyl Pressing. Limited to 1750 copies! This was a great listen.
Cheap Trick – Out To Get You! (Live 1977) — 2×LP, Limited Edition. Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release. Limited to 4,700 copies. Comes in a gatefold jacket. Recorded from four shows over two days, an early and late show, each, on June 3 & 4, 1977 at Whiskey A Go-Go.
Modern English – I Melt With You — 12″, Single, Reissue. I don’t usually do 12″ singles, but The BCPF wanted it. We didn’t get that at Underdog Records. They were sold out so we had to go somewhere else.
Beck – Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix) — “No Distraction (Khruangbin Remix)” is marked “A” on the label. St. Vincent not credited as the other main artist on the release. We also don’t usually do the 7″ either but, again… The BCPF wanted it.
We also got three selections that were NOT part of the RSD haul. We just decided we wanted them. They are:
The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives — This is NOT a RSD release. 2×LP, Limited Edition, Gold Metallic. One thing cool about this was the Matrix etching on each side: MRG 716 SIDE A TALES FROM THE BEFORE-TIME J POWELL; MRG 716 SIDE B WHALES VISIBLE FROM THE SHORE-TIME J POWELL; MRG 716 SIDE C ALL HANDS TO THE FACTORY FLOOR-TIME J POWELL; MRG 716 SIDE D REFORGING THE HAMMER OF THOR-TIME J POWELL.
INXS – Kick — Limited Edition, Reissue, Green. I had this on CD and never on vinyl. I love this album and it was so fun to listen to it on vinyl. It’s a not-quite mint green.
Mercyful Fate – Mercyful Fate — 12″, 45 RPM, Mini-Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear With Black Smoke. Mercyful (yeah, spelled right) Fate, if you don’t know is the band helmed by Kim Bendix Petersen, which may be more recognizable as his stage name, King Diamond. Four songs.
It was a great day and a great haul. I look at what I got through three RSD drops and if this had been all on one day, I either wouldn’t have gotten all that I did or I would have lost my arse on spending. Another reason, I think I’m a bit miffed about the Black Friday, thing. Jonathan was in good spirits yesterday, during what I know was a stressful time. He did say that for RSD Black Friday, he was going to allow people to lineup and rake through like normal. Some people have complained about the lottery format and griping about stupid stuff. I think Jonathan did the best he could as, hello!!! We are still in a fricken pandemic!!!!!! Okay, I’m done with that. Jonathan put all remaining RSD inventory on the Underdog Records website, at 1pm on the dot yesterday. I haven’t looked so I don’t know what is left but check it out. He does touchless deliveries, curbside, in-store pickups Monday-Wednesday and the store is open Thursday-Saturday. I also use Discogs to track my collection.
Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’… Scorp out!
— “We could live for a thousand years. But if I hurt you I’d make wine from your tears. I told you that we could fly, ’cause we all have wings but some of us don’t know why. I was standing. You were there. Two worlds collided and they could never ever tear us apart.” – “Never Tear Us Apart” (Farriss/Hutchence)
Today is the 31st anniversary of The Church’s Starfish album and its most famous tune is done here by the amazing Mike Massé. I never pass up an opportunity to expose Mr. Massé to my friends. Anything he does is always a good version of a song. Enjoy!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty, sound of their breath fades with the light. I think about the loveless fascination. Under the Milky Way tonight.” – “Under the Milky Way” (Kilbey/Jansson)
“Under the Milky Way” by the Church is one of my new obsessions. I love that song and I look for a lot of recreations. Since I’ve spent a lot of time with Clay Howard this week (and will again tonight), and one of the first conversations he and I ever had was about doing a Rick Springfield tribute band, and this is a pretty good cover, then here ya go. Enjoy (and come to Test Pattern tonight)!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Lower the curtain down on Memphis. Lower the curtain down all right. I got no time for private consultation under the Milky Way tonight. Wish I knew what you were looking for. Might have known what you would find.” – “Under the Milky Way” (Kilbey/Jannson)
The BCPF’s and my trip to Underdog Records was a bit of a lighter load than normal, yesterday. That’s okay. It helps with the pocket book. I will include two albums on this that we got previously but not on Discogs because I had to enter them myself; they’re after the line. That’s a long and arduous process. All the credits need to be included individually in each song, person, etc. Again, long. For one album alone it took me almost an hour to do. Anywhat! Here’s the haul:
So, a shorter list this week and that’s okay. If you want to get back into vinyl after a long hiatus or are looking to see what all the buzz about vinyl is, then head over to Underdog Records and talk to Jonathan. He can direct you. The new and used vinyl are all competitively priced and you’ll find deals every day. Listen to The Less Desirables each week to hear what that week’s Underdog/TLD special is. And when you start buying again, archive it all on Discogs and show pride in your collection.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
— “Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty, sound of their breath fades with the light. I think about the loveless fascination under the Milky Way tonight.” – “Under the Milky Way” (Kilbey/Jansson)