2 Ene 2007, 15:29
7 Jun 2006, 10:11Continuing the theme of re-buying albums that I used to own, I recently picked up a 2-CD edition of 3 Feet High and Rising for £5 at Fopp. The second CD contains B-sides and remixes (some of which I have on vinyl, some of which are new to me).
Potholes in My Lawn appears in the middle of the album; it's weird hearing it there. I first owned 3ft, on tape, when I was 14; I guess the 2-side challenge meant that they had to rearrange the tracks slightly.
7 Mar 2006, 11:07
31 Ene 2006, 12:06With cash burning the proverbial hole in my pocket, I duly made maximum use of it at Fopp, my fave little big chain-store independent record shop.
For the grand total of £21, I purchased:
* Rage Against the Machine
* Treva Whateva - Music's Made Of Memories
* The Grind Date
Plus a King Tubby three-CD set:
* Declaration Of Dub
* Dub Fever
* Crucial Dub
Add that to Takk, which (rather bizarrely) Kathy gave me on her birthday, it's been a satisfyingly binge-like new music couple of days.
8 Dic 2005, 9:33I've just listened to the saccharine, if worthy, Podsafe For Peace track What If Every Day Were Christmas, on the end of Adam Christianson's MacCast. Maybe I'm not American (or Westlife-lovin') enough to appreciate it. I'm sure it will do very well in the US, and raise lots of money for UNICEF.
But I feel dirty now. I'm listening to Psyence Fiction to cleanse my soul ;)
31 Oct 2005, 13:05...by buying ( ) from Fopp for £7. Not a bad price and an excellent album. Ágætis byrjun is also £7, though Takk (why isn't it listed here?) is £12.
The artwork is as enigmatic as the music. An outer sleeve carries a label, which instructs: "please remove after purchase". If you do this (I haven't yet) you're left with a CD case printed only with the name of the band and the name of the album.
Sigur Rós are already third in my overall artist list. This could be interesting...
14 Oct 2005, 16:00I probably stopped spending so much money on music when I was in my final year of uni, so 1998 is a pivotal year for me.
DJ Cam - DJ Kicks mix album
Music Has the Right to Children
Bring It On
Before These Crowded Streets
The Divine Comedy - Fin de Siècle
Ladies & gentleman we are floating in space
Two Pages (disc 1: Page 1)
11 Oct 2005, 13:36...that I went to their official site and downloaded the available tracks. I have no idea what they're singing about (not because it's in Icelandic: it's in Hopelandic), but the variety of musical styles (there's a drum and bass track in there somewhere!) and the lush strings and beautiful vocals make this a bittersweet musical experience to rival anything by The Verve or Radiohead.
Now to buy some of their full albums...
28 Sep 2005, 15:02Thanks to the HMV sale :)
I had a copy on tape back in '89 or '90, then a vinyl copy in '91, both of which I sold in a time of financial desperation.
So good to hear it again. Weirdly, I suddenly got the lyrics in She Bangs The Drums, when I had been mishearing them for sixteen years.