Record Store Day 2014

I missed out on the Dresden Dolls re-issue I was hoping to snag, but still came away with a pretty good haul this year.


One of my favorite songs by The Stranglers – Peaches. This is a 7″ 45 on green vinyl.


A 7″ 45 from The Specials – Sock It To Em J.B./Rat Race


Tears for Fears – Ready Boys and Girls?  has three exclusive covers of songs by Arcade Fire, Hot Chip and Animal Collective on 10″ white vinyl.

“My Girls”, “Ready To Start”, “Boy From School”


The The – Giant is a 12″ with “Giant” on one side and “Giant DJ Food Remix (2011)” on the other.


Joy Division – An Ideal For Living. This is a reissue from a newly cut master for the first ever Joy Division release.


Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950–Extended Play This is a 10″ EP on brown vinyl. Previously unreleased, from a 1950 radio show sponsored by Texas’ Naughton Farms Nursery, and brought about with the help of Williams’ daughter Jett.

SIDE ONE: “The Garden Spot Jingle”, “I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes), “Lovesick Blues”, “Closing/Oh Susanna”. SIDE TWO: “Farther Along”, “Mind Your Own Business”, “Fiddle Tune”, “Closing/Oh Susanna”.


I also picked up a 7″ single of Marianne Faithfull – Sister Morphine / Something Better.


Music Finland with The Line of Best Fit – This 10″ was created for Record Store Day and was included in my bag from Sunrise Records along with my purchases. It includes tracks from six Finnish acts – Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Mirel Wagner, Beastmilk, Satellite Stories, NEØV and The New Tigers.

You can stream the full thing here:

And we go Doot… Doot-Doot

I have this “Special extended 12″ mix” by a band whose name was a graphic squiggle, that was subsequently given the pronunciation Freur. I have to blame CFNY for this purchase, because they played it just often enough to make me want my own copy. It’s a perfect 6 minutes 4 seconds of Synth-Pop from 1983.

My copy of the record isn’t as out of focus as the one in the video above. Although I do have to admit that it may have been on some occasions. I also must admit that I love the cricket chorus at the very beginning of the track.

If you skip to the 6:00 minute mark you hear an snippet of someone talking, but the sound is played backwards. On the record it’s just before the needle heads in to the tail off groove at the end, and isn’t very loud.

I didn’t feel like running my turntable backwards, so I recorded it and then inverted it back again, using Audacity. Now you can hear what was being said.

I still don’t know what he’s saying. *sad trombone*