Thursday, October 8, 2009

Recent Acquisitions.

And when I say recent, I mean in the last few months. As I may have mentioned before, I'm trying to replace all my CDs with vinyl, and it's going to be a huge (and costly) process. I'm working on the A's and B's currently, and making some progress. Been putting in time on eBay, and getting some solid deals.

Finally found a copy of Icky Mettle by Archers of Loaf that didn't cost a fortune, and it's in incredible shape. Picked that one up on eBay, then found their LP White Trash Heroes at a record store here in town. It's not in the best shape, but the price was right.

Also picked up two Atmosphere 3-LP sets: Seven's Travels and Headshots: SE7EN. Still need to collect the three EPs that make up the Lucy Ford CD, along with You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having. That one is elusive. I'll probably get God Loves Ugly and Overcast! at some point, too. Those have been reissued and are much easier to find.

The Beastie Boys: I'm tackling it. Got an original copy of Licensed to Ill, the first go-round reissue of Check Your Head (1998, I think?), an original copy of Ill Communication, the "Pass the Mic" promo 12", the "Gratitude" 12", and the "Sure Shot" 12". Got swizzity deals on all of these. I thought the "Pass the Mic" single was the actual single, not the promo. The tracks are slightly different, so I'm going to have to get the original one. They go for about five bones on eBay, so no biggie.

The dude selling the Beastie Boys 12"s was also selling a copy of Fugazi's In On the Kill Taker, and for .99 (with the added bonus of combined shipping), I couldn't pass it up.

I also got a slammin' deal on a eight-panel original (I think) copy of Paul's Boutique, but that hasn't shown up, and I don't think it's going to. Seller said he'd refund my money, but hasn't responded to my last email. Not a good sign.

Otherwise, it's all been smooth. And it feels oh so good.

1 comment:

Biff Pocaroba said...

I wish I would have known that you were going to get into the Archers. I used to own "White Trash Heroes" on vinyl but I gave it to Samarin as a going away present. It's a really lackluster album (for me anyways) so your fine with a dinged up copy. I still own their "Vs. Greatest Of All Time EP," "Vitus Tinnitus EP," and "The Speed Of Cattle 2xLP" on vinyl. I'll be keeping those though. Nice work on the Fugazi record. Any LP bonuses that the CDs don't contain? Anything left out? I'm always fascinated by the differences in formats.