A couple of new Additions over the last week. Four of them. Two being double LPs. Popped into Mixed Up Records for the first time in a while last Saturday. There’s been some changes since I last visited. Subtle changes, but changes. And they have some new records. New as in brand new. This is good. Not because I’d necessarily hit the new records box. It’s just nice to see a bunch of new records in an independent store.
Anyhoo, as always I spotted a whole host of stuff I could have spent money on, but I decided to opt for Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks (1975) and Violent Femmes debut (1983). Blood On The Tracks is another of my favourite Dylan records, so it’s nice to have that. In fact, it’s basically a toss of a coin between this and Highway 61 Revisited. Violent Femmes is still a fine album. Plus it’s got Blister In The Sun and Gone Daddy Gone on there.
Earlier in the day I had popped into my local delivery office to pick up a missed parcel from the day before. I was fairly excited about this, as it was The Afghan Whigs’ Do To The Beast. First album in 16 years!! Two LPs. That’s four sides of new Afghan Whigs awesomeness. The blow, though, was the skip during Royal Cream on side D. Ouch. Still, the album is a cracker and a replacement is on the way. So yeah the disappointment is somewhat eased.
The last of the 4 is probably my pick of the bunch. Blues Funeral by the Mark Lanegan Band. I’ve had this on CD, but since the record player entered the home it’s been on my list. I was out a wander on Tuesday at lunch and found myself in a high street entertainment store. They were having some ‘massive stock clearance’ with a mighty ‘up to 70% off’. Usually means ‘selling-all-the-same-stuff-on-sale-that-we-can’t-get-rid-of-even-when-it’s-on-sale’. In fairness it was much the same. I had a look at the vinyl selection and spotted Blues Funeral. A nice wee 10% off. So, that was probably the best £15 I’ve spent in a while.
Blood on the Tracks – £7
Violent Femmes – £5
Do To The Beast – £16
Blues Funeral – £15