I return to you folk with more tales of my foolish expenditures. Why continue to spin the hamster wheel each week if not to earn enough scratch to waste on the most inconvenient way to consume music? I'm gonna share a few of my recent cops from online record purchasing (as I live in the heart of a southern swamp that is literally 195 miles from the nearest record emporium).
With all that out of the way, I present these to you, the curious reader. Don't forget to shower me in social media upvotes and hearts. Additionally, please respond in the comments if you know of some hot new music I should be wasting money on. Daddy is sick and needs his medicine.
The Warriors (Music From The Motion Picture) OST
2018 2xLP issue on Boppers Purple wax via Waxwork Records
One of the dopest movies ever committed to film also has a wonderful soundtrack, including my personal favorite, Joe Walsh’s In The City. This edition from Waxwork comes in a fancy gatefold jacket with new art and the soundtrack spread over 2 Boppers Purple LPs. Once I knew this was available, I had to have it.
Elder– Reflections Of A Floating World
2017 2xLP issue on clear rainbow splatter via Armageddon Shop
This was easily my favorite album of 2017. I had pre-ordered the standard edition because I was already bought into the Elder family 4 lyfe, but upon hearing how dope this thing was, I had to track down multiple variants from the first pressing batch. This edition of the album is on clear LPs with rainbow splatter. I also have a few other colored variants with looks closer to the hues on the album jacket. If you like stoner rock or a bit of doom with a side-helping of prog, this is highly recommended.
Candlebox – Lucy / Candlebox
2017 2xLP issue on smoky swirl black wax via Maverick Records
A mini box set containing the first two Candlebox albums—of course I bought this. The charcoal-colored swirl looks cool, but I kind of wish each got different colors. Not a biggie, though. Lucy gains a much bigger sound improvement on vinyl compared to the Self-Titled, which sounds more or less identical to the original CD. If I knew Kenny Powers was coming to my house, this is what I would put on the stereo.
Dio - Holy Diver (Rocktober 2018 Edition)
2018 issue on translucent red wax via Rhino Records
This one doesn’t need any explanation. One of the most legendary metal albums of all time in a limited edition offering with all-new mastering. It was way cheaper than a clean original and sounds wonderful. This went out of print really fast, causing a secondhand market spike in value.
Torche - Meanderthal
2018 issue on translucent orange wax via Robotic Empire
Still my favorite Torche record, this one slaps as hard as anything that followed it and has a healthy amount of pop-punk to keep things interesting. This first-pressing edition has an insanely cool die-cut cover that opens to show off the orange record within. If they weren't so expensive, I might try to source the other colors from this 2008 run.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by for my livejournal and I hope to see you next time when I share more dumb shit that I shouldn't have bought!