Sunday, July 24, 2016

Afghan Whigs - Sister Brother Sub Pop

Sub Pop Sunday #2. The Afghan Whigs.. Some of the most powerful music to slam out during the grunge era. I saw them in concert a few times, the last time was most notable. It was at the Mercury Cafe in Denver Colorado. Several of the songs that night eventually were put on the What is Jail Like release [I have a promo 12" for that release]. So without more interruption,  here is one of my favorites with a copy of the promotional video as well











Afghan Whigs - Sister Brother Sub Pop

Sub Pop Sunday #2. The Afghan Whigs.. Some of the most powerful music to slam out during the grunge era. I saw them in concert a few times, the last time was most notable. It was at the Mercury Cafe in Denver Colorado. Several of the songs that night eventually were put on the What is Jail Like release [I have a promo 12" for that release]. So without more interruption,  here is one of my favorites with a copy of the promotional video as well











Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Love - A House Is Not A Motel

Fantastic B Side from a fantastic 45.This 45 was from January 68 and the A side, Alone Again Or was reissued again 1970 with a different B side.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Beat Happening - Red Head Walking Sub Pop

Wow, it's been a month since my last upload. My laptop has been having problems with charging and I'm waiting for the repair shop to get the part in. Damn thing is only 2 years old. Anyway, I'm working off older stuff recorded and scanned or working with my All In One Computer...what a pain.

One of the things I had planned since making this blog more inclusive of my collection was my plan to share some of my favorite Sub Pop 45's. I've been collecting Sub Pop since pretty much their beginning. I have a World Class Sub Pop collection [yeah, kinda of bragging but I have pretty much everything but the Nirvana Love Buzz 45]. Each Sunday I plan a Sub Pop upload. Today's is one of my all time favorite 45s. I bought the black and red vinyl version new in 1990. I found my 1st green vinyl about 10 years ago and recently scored another copy on green which is slightly different than my marble version. The Green Vinyl copies have been known to be really pricey. I highly recommend Dreamy, the LP this song came from.







Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Church - The Unguarded Moment

This was a good week for reflection.  I have had some adversity & challenges in my life lately and on the way home from work on Friday I listened to the funeral of Mohammad Ali. Listening and learning more about his life than I knew gave me some perspective on my own "things" Ali faced great backlash and threats to his life and personal freedom as well as terrible health issues but he did not waver and continued to remain true to his beliefs and remain positive to those around him. Yesterday and today I watched the movie Ali with Will Smith [which I hate to admit I had never watched] and also watched another movie dealing with Ali's Supreme Court battle. At the end of the 2nd movie, it showed an interview with Ali asking him why he was not angry for losing those years when he could have fought. He said [and I am paraphrasing] that he would be a hypocrite if he was angry as the people that charged him as they were only doing what they believed was right, just like he did what he thought was right and that he had faith it would all work out. That level of forgiveness is so rare in this world. It is so easy to hold grudges and become so angry. He was a man of God and I can only hope that in my life I can be as forgiving  What I am dealing with in no way impacts my safety, or my personal freedom or health.  I will deal with what I have to deal with and during any moment of thoughts of anxiety or anger, I will think of Ali as inspiration and I will use him as strength.

Tonight's posting is by the Church. I have been a fan of theirs from the first time I heard this 45 when it was released. As you can see, I have a few different variations from different countries.  I have never seen a stock US copy. but I know it exists thanks to a picture on 45 Cat. The Church were last in Raleigh a four or five years ago and I so desperately wanted to go  but I was in the middle of Graduate school and I just could not swing it. I saw them twice in Denver many many years ago. I thought of this song due to Ali, especially the phrase "It's so hard, finding inspiration".  God bless Mr. Ali and be with God.










Monday, May 30, 2016

Ventures - Fuzzy And Wild

I had searched far and wide for this difficult to find picture sleeve and finally obtained a copy recently. Here is the B side. I now have all the US Ventures pictures sleeves for their 45s but I am still on the prowl for several of the hard cover extended juke box 45s. May the search continued.



Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Verlaines - Death And The Maiden

I've been listening to alot of Flying Nun releases lately. My wife and I played cards on Friday evening and I played an early Bats EP I had. I also pulled out some of my Verlaines lp's. I recommend all the Homestead Lp's as well as their 2 US major label releases. This was one of their first and my favorite 45 of theirs.




Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Bearings - I Can't Take It

Cool Garage B Side from the fantastic Pyramid Label. I had a good day with record finds. Picked up a bunch of Jazz 10" including a Chet Baker 10", 20 albums and over 400 45's with quite a few 60's soul