Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cheering myself up after missing out on Mad Season and Gaslight Anthem

Hunting through the racks – what a feeling. Especially when you find a bargain…….so you can guess how happy I was to find 5!!!!

First up, Silversun Pickups amazing debut, Carnavas – on limited 2x LP with a free 7″ – and all for $14.99!

Then, the amazing (and still their best) Where You Want To Be by Taking Back Sunday……..on gorgeous green vinyl. A steal at $12.99

Third, and most expensive, Mastodon’s first live LP – Live At The Aragon, complete with DVD – a bit pricey at $31.99, but well worth it.

Next up is a blast from the past – Queensryche’s Empire reissue. Awesome!

Then last and, well actually, least. Price wise that is. At $4.99, it’s Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX’s I’ll Take Care Of U

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And that concludes today’s update

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Black Friday – Part Three

So day two in Boston started with leisurely stroll to Newbury Comics on Newbury Street to hunt down the remaining RSD Black Friday pieces I was after.

The hunting was off to flyer when, to much joy, all the BF items were nicely displayed above the record racks – including a pile of the Mogwai – A Wrenched Virile Lore (on limited coloured vinyl) – which completed the shopping list for Gary.

Next up, after some hunting, M83 – Reunion Remixes was located (hiding in the M83 section)

Which only left the Mad Season and Gaslight Anthem items – which, unfortunately could not be found.

So, here they are …..

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In my sadness, I thought I would look at what other things I might fancy.

Uh-oh

Black Friday – Part Two

So, landed in Boston, MA at 5.45pm – and did what any self respecting vinyl collector would do……checked in at hotel, showered (bearing in mind it was a 7 hour flight) and head straight to Newbury Comics @ Faneuil Market to see what was in their record collection.

And look what I found…..

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What a result, 2 of the 5 pieces that I was after. A copy of the Lumineers’ Winter E.P for myself and one for Gary, together with the Edward Sharp Split 7″

Fingers crossed that the Newbury Street Store will have the remaining items:
Mad Season 12″
M83 12″
Mogwai LP on coloured vinyl

Black Friday – Part One

Yay – Black Friday has come and gone, and the following items have been added to my collection (from the UK releases)

White Stripes – 3x 7″ singles:

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Coheed & Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension // Big Beige Demos

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Now to fly out to the US to try and get some of the US only releases 😀

New Collectible – Gold King Dunny

Got hold of the new Gold King 8″ Dunny, that has been released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kid Robot.

The Gold King Dunny is a sought-after piece that was released in the very first Dunny Series of collectible figurines in 2004, a popular line that still continues today. As one of the original pieces that helped establish Kidrobot’s supremacy in art and collectibles, the majestic gold figure is the perfect way to celebrate the company’s ten illustrious years in business.

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October Vinyl

October was good month for coloured vinyl. First up was the purchase of The Gaslight Anthem’s “Handwritten” LP. Available in electric blue 180gram vinyl……nice

Then, a trip to see the amazing Wintersleep at Bush Hall in London, was made even more amazing by the purchase of “Hello Hum” on 2x clear 180gram vinyl

Next up was the release of new Coheed & Cambria LP “The Afterman: Ascension” on none other than bright Orange vinyl.

Add to this lot, the farcical Beatles release (lucky enough to have both mispressed and corrected, but still with incorrect catalogue number) and the RHCP singles collection.

Then finally, the month was rounded off with the acquisition of Reuben’s 2004 masterpiece “Racecar is Racecar Backwards” – and whilst not presented on glorious rainbow colour vinyl (just boring black) – this is particularly nice to have as it was limited to 1,000 and fully signed by the band members.

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