I decided today that if I have to sit on the train for 45 mins to get to work, given that I am already listening to music, that i'd write some blog entries seeing as I am so far behind!
A couple weeks ago, Resist Records had a sale on in their physical and their webstore. I snoozed a bit on it, until I saw my mate Rory post about his purchases on his Facebook page. So I hit that shit up, and picked up 4 LP's for $60 post paid (which in Australia is a fucking bargain! Most LP's cost you between $24.99 and $39.99), and it included this record.
Now, I have loved NOFX for years, but this is right up there with my favourite records of theirs. I'd say it's almost up there with white trash, ribbed and punk in drublic. Big call I know, but it is (for the most part) intelligent and inciteful.
The opening lines of US A-holes is one of my fave lyrics of recent years.
It's hard to play NOFX at home when my chick is there though. She got into a huge fight with Mike about 8 years ago when they toured here, and she was hanging out with some friends and he was being a cunt about her being SXE and trying to talk her around to some lines of coke...
I had been chasing down this LP for some time now, and I saw it every now and again, but it was always really expensive, not that I didn't think it was worth it, but factor in postage, and I wasn't really keen.
About 2 1/2 months ago, I saw this copy from a dude in Brazil (yeah, didn't sound like the best idea I know, but it was only $10 BIN), so I snapped it up. Dude said he would send it Regsitered Post from Brazil, so I figured it was safe right? 1 month passes, no record. 6 weeks, no record. 2 months, no record. I am getting a little worried, but I forget to hit up the dude about the LP. It hits 10 weeks, and it is now too late to do anything (it was too late at 2 months anyways), and I was preparing to write an angry email to the dude about how he'd ripped me off, and it turned up in my PO Box. I was stoked!
I love this album so much. It reminds me of when I was 15 or so, and this dude who lived on the same estate as me, had it in his car (he was 21, a deaset loser, but was keen on the 24 year old sister of my best mate at the time, and he defs wanted to get himself into her. I did make out with her once at the park while drunk, but it didn't go down to well with my mate, or Matt to be honest), and he used to play it heaps, along with heaps of Nirvana, but also stuff like Short Dick Man by 20 fingers/Gillette and Rump Shaker by Wreckx-N-Effect, and one of my all time favs, Jump Around by House of Pain! Pure gold!
Anyways, I pinched the tape one night, and I actually still have it somewhere. I also didn't know that Mr Brett of Bad Religion fame contributed to their songs.
This is in pretty good condition, the cover is nice, the vinyl needs a clean, but is pretty good with no real scratches, but this pressing has no insert. Shithouse.
I picked this up at a record store I hadn't been to before, when I went in to buy some larger LP covers (Ones to fit over my big gatefold LP's), and I had a quick scan through what the guy had. It was mostly Pop and 60's & 70's stuff, not a whole heap tp grab my attention, but he had an old Punk section, and I had a squiz and came across this little guy.
I'll be honest, I haven't checked out Samhain before, and after this LP, I am pissed that I haven't. I really don't know why I hadn't before, I guess I just stuck to Danzig era Misfits, and Danzig's first 3 records...
I paid $30 for this, not sure if this was a good price, but I was pissed to find that it didn't have the insert, which I should have checked, as so many records of this era are missing the inserts, and I did my checks on Misfits Central, and it is indeed a first press. It has a version of Halloween on it called "Halloween II", and this is the only song that doesn't do it for me on the LP, probably because I love the OG version that he did with the Misfits so much.
Anyways, I love the cover art on this, and it is in pretty good condition, and I am sure it will get a good workout on my record player in the coming months. Oh, and I loooooove the pic of Danzig on the back cover. So Dark, So Brooding...
Another one of those records I grew up with that I didn't know existed on vinyl. Seriously, Discogs is a help and also the bane of my exsistence!
But anyways, I first got into Millencolin when I saw they play with No Fun At All at the Central Club for $8 in the mid 90's, and I got right into them from there! I bought this EP on CD at Missing Link, when it was a tiny store crammed to the walls with records and a few shirts at the front of the store. I fucking loved that old joint.
I bought this of a bloke in Japan. Only cost me $15 plus $6 for postage. Not bad for an old piece of my youth in 7 inches. The cover isn't in too bad condition, not great but not the worst I have seen. It's on shitty cardboard stock, and the colours are really washed out (that's not just a shitty pic) and the vinyl is shitty and thin, but I don't give a fuck. It sounds like it should to me. One thing though, each side has a different speed on it, so I got shitty, because I hate that, especially with my record player, where I have to take off the plate to chance the speed, but it was just a fuck up in the printing of the labels!
This record reminds me of skateboarding, hanging out in the summer sun, wagging school to skate and just having a much simpler life. Sometimes I miss those days, but not too often...
Stoked to have this, and now I want to get the Skauch EP, which will be pretty easy I reckon...
Early on in the week I got my order from Epitaph of a bunch of re-issues. I'll start with this one, as it is one of my favourite records.
I actually posted about the OG pressing here , So I won't go on about it, but I will mention a couple of things.
It's on Red in this case, and I fucking love Red Vinyl!
The artwork is on better quality stock, and the vinyl is thicker. Epitaph actually rectified something that was my biggest criticism of the OG pressing, to do with the sequencing. They have moved "It's not OK..." to the start of Side B so that it goes with "Crusader of Hopelessness", and I am so stoked they did this, but they forgot to change the labels and the back cover to reflect the change, so the info on all the art is wrong, as it lists the original Track listing. This kinda bums me out, as I would expect an amateur like myself to fuck something like this up, but not Epitaph. Oh well.
Other than that, stoked it is back in print. Now I really want "This just might be the Truth" to be re-issued. I am tempted to try and get the licensing myself for it, as it is a fucking good SXE record.