As I mentioned not so long ago, it was my birthday in March. So, knowing that I like records, but not knowing where to begin, my family gave me a few Amazon vouchers. After giving careful consideration to what I was gonna get, I ended up snagging the following from the Marketplace. Hurrah!
Tom Waits – Bad As Me (2011)
I finally decided to own this one of vinyl. I was weighing up buying Mule Variations, but decided I’d buy this one instead due to that darn 1537 blog (I really need to stop reading that). Chicago, Hell Broke Luce, Get Lost and Face To the Highway are some of my favourite Tom Waits songs and they happen to be on here. Mule Variations will wait. Plus, the booklet inside is real nice.
The record itself happened to be scuffed and the cover beat up a bit which was right awful. However, the folks were kind enough to make that right by offering a 50% refund. Which I used towards another record (no such thing as saving pennies over here, eh?).
My Jerusalem – Preachers (2012)
One of my favourites from 2012. I owned this on CD, but moved it along during one of my clear-outs and sorta wondered why I’d done that. Guess that’s the kind of things fools like me do. Anyway, the title track is easily one of the best songs I’d heard in years, so I figured it was time to pick this one up again. Seriously, go listen to it. Tell me that aint awesome.
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts – Blaster (2015)
I’ll not go on about this one, cause I already done that not so long ago.
Secret Sisters – Secret Sisters (2010)
So, that Tom Waits refund? Picked up this one. This has long been a favourite over here. Bought the CD back in 2011 after seeing them at the Oran Mor. Wonderful old timey country. Despite the CD, I was really keen to add this to the record collection. It’s simply beautiful and it really does sound better (gritty) than the CD copy.
Marketplace (including postage)
Bad As Me – £8.64
Preachers – £10.07
Blaster – £16.61
Secret Sisters – £11.25
I hit the studio this week, so I’ll not be doing too much listening. Well, not as much as I usually do … so it’s a good job I’m already familiar with these ones.