Time again to catch up on music purchases, in no particular order, and whilst listening to the fine sounds of Jackie Mittoo.
They Might Be Giants, Factory Showroom
I just bought this today. But, my CD ripping program refused to rip the first track which is a bummer. It is the first time I have bought a used CD which would not rip completely, and there is no visible damage. Quite off! I have not listened to the remaining 12 tracks yet, but I am expecting good stuff.
Rancid are a ska punk band that have been around since 1991. When looking at them you would think they are a G.B.H. tribute band, they have the spikes, boots, and tats at the very least. But, in fact they have a very ska punk sound, and are not too shabby.
Lou Reed, New York
Well, it’s Lou Reed, so there you go.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Question the Answers
This is a band I have been wanting to check out for ages, and when I found this used and at a price much less than a regular coffee at Starbucks, I snapped it up. And I quite like it, more than Rancid truth told. The lead singer, Dicky Barrett, is also the announcer on a show called Jimmy Kimmel Live! which is some American music show or something.
Sum 41, All Killer, No Filler
Apart from their latest album, I have their entire album discography. Fun band.
Graham Coxon, Crow Sit On Blood Tree
I bought this because I like Blur a lot. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I have heard another album. Graham is only 13 days older than me!
Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
Over the years in my CD music browsing I have seen albums from this band, but have never considered buying one. Well, yesterday I decided to jolly well buy one. I just had a quick listen to a song just now and I liked what I heard. I may have to buy another album I saw by them yesterday as well.
Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
I bought this on Bandcamp, which if I want to buy new music, is now my outlet of choice (new CD albums here are a tad expensive). And it is fantastic as you would imagine, they just get better and better. And apart from their first album I now have their entire album discography, which makes me feel all fuzzy inside.
Album count 2017: 72