The holiday break was over! The BCPF and I went to breakfast, got our hair cut and went to Underdog Records. It was so good being back in the “candy store.” Our haul was slim but I feel we got good stuff. Here’s the haul:
Whitesnake – Slip Of The Tongue — 2×LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered. Gatefold sleeve. 30th Anniversary Remaster MMXIX. I believe by this time, Vivian Campbell had left to join Def Leppard. Steve Vai came in to handle guitar duties and did almost (if not) all of the guitar work. Adrian Vandenberg had suffered from a hand issue and couldn’t play. That means that the two albums that Vandenberg was associated with in Whitesnake, he never played a single note on the records. Richard Page, the lead singer and bassist of Mr. Mister, did most of the backup vocals with Tommy Funderburk, who is a writing partner with Martin Page. This has outtakes and alternate versions of some songs. New.
Mammoth WVH – Mammoth WVH — WVH is Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s son. Mammoth was the band’s name before they went with the eponymous designation. After Eddie passed away, Wolf made his own album and I think it’s pretty kick-arse. He took a lot of flack for not trying to sound like his famous guitarist father. I am proud of Wolf to sticking to his guns, wanting to be his own man with his own style doing his own thing. In fact, he did all of it himself. All the instruments and vocals were done by him. It’s cool. Haters should just shut UP! 2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Black Ice Translucent vinyl. New.
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Here We Rest — We still know little about Jason Isbell but The BCPF wanted it, so we got it. Simple as that. Recorded at the Nutthouse, Sheffield, Alabama and FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The album comes with a bonus 7″ single. Side B of bonus single also appears on the No More Fake Labels Guided By Voices tribute album Sing For Your Meat. NM.
This was not gotten at Underdog Record but from a crowd-sourced project:
Two Pound Planet – Songs From The Hydrogen Jukebox: The Mitch Easter Sessions & More — Two Pound Planet was the early band of my friend Jerry Chapman (yes, THAT Jerry Chapman). They did a rerelease of this album on vinyl and CD. I bought the regular 180g black vinyl edition (this listing, which is the only one in Discogs), the Transparent Green, and Orange & White Pinwheel versions. I got a cassette of Urban Edge, an autographed 8×10 of the band, and a “triple fat” t-shirt (my words not theirs), too. All from my pledge. We listened to it yesterday when I was putting The BCPF’s new desk together in her “StephCave.”
Again, it was so fun being back at Underdog Records. You can shop 24/7/365 by visiting their website. Also, watch the Underdog Records Instagram and Facebook pages to see what he’s just gotten in, whether it be new records, used records, reissues, equipment, and so on…
I use Discogs to track my collection. You should, too.
Until next time, keep spinnin’…
“Will you wake me? I’m falling down. But I’ve never felt so alive. Will you hate me when it’s all done? ‘Cause I’ve never felt more alive.” – “Epiphany” (Van Halen)