Happiness is … circular, usually black, and very, very loud

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment


So I turned 40 a couple weeks ago, something that I was in two minds about but old age is inevitable so, whatever. Although, if clicking over into a new decade tends to yield a swathe of quality plastic like this then hell, I might just do it every year. Yeah!

I have awesome friends who know me well enough to just give me records for my birthday, and these friends have taste. So a big thanks to Matt & Mel, Ned, Rob & Shanna, Lisa & Rich, Cole & Cathrine, and J and Rosa of course (those ones are yet to come … I’ve been given carte blanche to scour record shops when we go to Germany in December … look out, Bis Aufs Messer … I’m coming, & I’m bringing cash).

L to R: Suffer, Lone … Swans, The Seer … Tom Waits, Mule Variations … Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Yanqui U.X.O … Agnostic Front, Victim in Pain … Pere Ubu, Dub Housing … Exodus, Fabulous Disaster … Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Allelujah! Don’t Bend, Ascend … James White & the Blacks, Off White … Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time … Nico, Desert Shore … Rudi Bohn and his Band, Percussive Oompah (a title you just have to love) … V/A, Breakdance (the poster is missing … if you have it and want to trade, let’s talk) … The Specials, More Specials … No Comment, Downsided 7″ … Iron Lung, Exposed 7″ … Spazz/Brutal Truth, split 7″ … Hatred Surge/Insect Warfare, Gulf Coast Grindcore split 7″ … Dead Kennedys, Too Drunk to Fuck 7″.

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