Liberetino Esclavo Cerdo y Vinilo

I have four purchases to speak of today with three of them appearing only just today, so it was a good day.

The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun / Death On The Stairs

This is a Japanese release of two EPs from The Libertines. It is very Libertines.

I bought it last week at Book Off for 280 yen.

Slaves – Are You Satisfied?

I was noodling on the internet, on the NME website to be exact, and I came across a band called Ho99o9 (Horror, but they are also known as Triple 9 Death Kult) which is an American experimental hip hop / hardcore punk band. I had a listen to one of their songs on YouTubes and liked what I heard, so I sought out their album. It proves to be a bit pricey to get here so I skipped that for the moment. I saw on their website that they had supported a band called Slaves while touring in England and I thought that Slaves must be pretty decent, so I looked them up on YouTube. After watching two videos and some of a live gig I was hooked, so I ordered their first album from Amazon which arrived today. Check out that live video, I’ll bet it is the first time you have seen a lead singer/drummer quite like that!

This is quite refreshing stuff. It is described as punk, but it is very much a 21st century style of punk with a bit of garage mixed in. Deffo a band I would like to see live.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed The Rats

Some time ago I bought this band’s first release The Wizard and the Seven Swines which is a one-song download from Bandcamp that lasts 21 minutes. This album (well, it is three songs but is album length) was released last year, but I finally got around to buying it tonight.

I have not listened to it in full yet, but I had a quick listen and I like what I heard. I like the cover; click on it to go to the Bandcamp page.

Stanley Clarke – Stanley Clarke

I was in the central city today so decided to drop by the record shop with the intention of buying something. I had fun flicking through the bins full of delectable vinyl and had a lot to choose from including Paul’s Boutique (it was a bit too much for my budget, otherwise I would have bought it), Black Sabbath Vol.4 (very pricey but I would love to add it to the collection), The Stranglers Raven (with a nice hologram cover), and plenty more. But, I decided to buy something I have not heard before, and something a bit different to the usual fare I buy, so Stan it was.

I have yet to listen to it, but here is the first song which sounds pretty good. This is his second album.

The cover and vinyl are absolutely pristine, and it appears to be an original 1974 pressing. Not bad considering it cost only a little more than a Big Mac combo (super-sized with Diet Coke and fries).

Music count 2018: 58

Seven Silver Shimmery Discs

I decided to remedy the glut of music CD purchasing by going out and seeking new music from my fave outlets of used music, and I had a rather successful hunt. Here they are in no particular order…

Bassnectar – Vava Voom
Quite a score this one. I snapped it up at a Book Off that is way across town (there are six in all around the city), a place that I have visited only once before. Whats more, it was in the 280 yen (just a bit more than the price of two cans of Coca Cola from a vending machine) section, so I was most chuffed. There was a lot of decent stuff there, but this one was a surprise to find as I have never seen a Bassnectar CD used. Bassnectar is a dude who plays dubstep, a genre of music I got into a few years back after I saw this video…

The Orb – u.f.orb
Also at the above mentioned Book Off, and in the same section, I found this which I instantly clutched onto as I really wanted to listen to The Orb, a band I have never really paid attention to, but I felt they are gold.

Suicidal Tendencies – Freedumb
The last 280 yen CD from the same shop was this. I have been listening to Suicidal Tendencies for a very long time. I remember having a tape of their first album which I played over and over again on my Sony Walkman. Great album that. This one was released in 1999 and is more of the same from them, but it is not too bad.

NOFX – I Heard They Suck Live!
This was also 280 yen at my local Book Off (280 and 500 yen CDs are mixed together in the same section). I have seen it there for months, so decided I would give it a home. NOFX are a hardcore punk band and are OK but nothing great. I have not listened to it yet.

Brian Eno – Neroli
Also at the local Book Off was this one, which I just had to have, and also at 280 yen. It consists of one 57 minute song which is the kind of song you would play just before bedtime as it is calming and dreamy. Excellent.

The Libertines – Up the Bracket
The Libertines are a band I like, but not as much as other bands of their ilk. This is their first album, and is a good listen.

The Offspring – Ixnay on the Hombre
My The Offspring collection is now almost complete with this album, their fourth. Good stuff, very The Offspring.

And that brings my total to 100 CDs purchased this year, and a grand total of 885 CDs sitting to my right, a sight I always take great pleasure in looking at.

Music count 2017: 100