About a year ago Zack and I went to Amoeba. There were four copies of All Things Must Pass in the dollar section. It was insane. I made him buy one.
Bryan, is that you're nice way of saying that I did, indeed, overpay? And yes, $1 for that album is a crazy stupid deal - were the boxes all torn to shreds or something?
Naw, I paid about $15 for my copy. It was just crazy that they had that many copies of that album in the dollar bin. They were mostly in good condition too: no real mess on the boxes, the discs were all fine. I was confounded.
That's really strange, as you don't expect to find those kinds of deals at Amoeba.
Serious. But, to be fair, if you spend enough time with the dollar section you can come away with pure gold. I got most of my Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, John Fahey and AC/DC records from there, and one day I found the Replacements - Let It Be and Pleased To Meet Me.
Bet $3 I've ever spent:
The Gerbils - Battle of Electricity
I'm with Bryan, the clearance bin is where I do the majority of my best work. And I actually have two copies of All Things Must Pass. How could I pass up a NM copy w/ poster for $5? Impossible. Now I have one copy to play and one to keep.
EDIT: And speaking of clearance, I saw this guy the other day training his daughter.
Yessss. My birthday present from my brother arrived.
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - S/T
*fappity fap fap*
Had a pizza delivery first thing this morning.
^ thats awesome
Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
2pac - All Eyez on Me
Ten City - Classics 2 (promo)
The Men - Electric b/w Water Babies
Various Artists - Rocket Infinity: The Global Rise of Rocking Music, 1942-62
Dillinja - Muthafucka b/w Sky
DJ Hype - Remixes Vol. 2
Kenny Larkin - Loop 2
Banque Allemande - Eins, Zwei
Banque Allemande - Willst du Chinese...
Follakzoid - II
The Holydrug Couple - Noctuary
Monoshock - Walk to the Fire
Spray Paint - Spray Paint
PS Bryan (and everyone else)...you need to check out all of the LPs mentioned in the above post. Banque Allemande is super minimal punk rock from Germany. Reminds me a lot of Feedtime, in terms of relentless pummeling. I've pushed Follakzoid and the Holydrug Couple on here before -- both are Chilean and rooted in psychedelia. Follakzoid is more krautrock sounding, Holydrug is more heavy psych. Monoshock is crazy, blown-out garage with a Hawkwind feel. The record above is described as psychedelic punk, which is pretty accurate. Spray Paint is angular punk rock that gets weird but is tuneful too.
Anyway, all of said bands are worth learning about. Check em out.
I've listened to both Follakzoid and Holydrug per your and others recommendations: awesome stuff. Banque Allemande sounds interesting, but Monoshock is the one that sounds like they most deserve my ears. That description is fantastic.
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
They had it at Barnes & Noble for only $8! This album will go down as a classic, god it's soo good.
I just had the urge to support Greg Ginn:
Black Flag - Slip It In
Black Flag - Loose Nut
Black Flag - In My Head
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
crowdsourced represses... http://www.beatdelete.com/
Anybody up for buying any vinyls? Got two 45" rare Rage Against the Machine LP's, The Ghost of Tom Joad and Evil Empire. PM me if you're interested.
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
And with this, my Ditch Trilogy collection is complete. Stoked.
NICE. The only Reprise record with a black label.
the reissued version of the MARS 3xcassette box set finally hit stateside. you should absolutely grab one, seeing as it is one of the coolest things that was released last year. no chance this will last long. http://www.fusetronsound.com/label.php?whomart=MARS it is a rad compilation of stuff mark dug out of old cassettes he had. mostly outtakes and weird alternate, rambling versions of songs and not songs.
Fustron shows it as already sold out.
damn. that was fast. looks to be sold out from all of Anomia's US distributors. you might poke around and see if any int'l ones have it. it's worth it. you'll love it.
also, email chris at fusetron and see if there are any leftovers.
Rodriguez - Searching For Sugar Man OST
so fucking good.