Today, James, Hana, and I went to Mandai, my fave place to get used CDs. While James and Hana looked at games, I went off to the used CD section. I was finding it hard to find anything decent, or cheap enough, and was about to give up when I hit gold in the C section.
I found Courtney Love’s 2004 album “America’s Sweetheart” for only 210 yen (NZ$2.40), so thought I would give it a go. And it is pretty damn good, much better than I was expecting. It is kind of like Hole, but maybe a bit more raucous and biting. I like it lots.
As I type I am listening to The Charlatans’ “Us and Us Only” album. I never thought I would buy a The Charlatans album, but it too was 210 yen, so I thought why not. I am only on the first song, but I can report that it is not too bad. We shall see.
Next was a The Cooper Temple Clause double EP thing called “Hardware EP/Warfare EP”. I know absolutely nothing about them, but decided to throw musical caution to the wind and give it a go. Bit of a silly name though. I’ll report about it once I have listened to it.
And I bought Cybil Shepherds “Mad About the Boy” album, which has Stan Getz doing the jazz thing. I read reviews for it on my smartphone before deciding to buy it, and it got favourable reviews. That and the fact that it is something different made it an easy addition to my nice little haul. I haven’t listened to it yet.
So, I am thinking now that I will concentrate on one letter at a time the next time I go there. I will elect the letter L as my next area of discovery.
And I bought that A Band Called Death album as I mentioned in my post about the doco film the other day. It is quite fabs, lots of raw energy and some great riffs. It is only seven songs though, but worth it.
Update: I have listened to everything, and all are good. The Cybil Shepherd is not quite as good as I hoped, but not bad. My fave would be the Courtney Love album, as well as A Band Called Death.
Album count 2014: 29