June 9, 2015 § 4 Comments


Dude! I went to visit my friend Rhys the other day to pick up his MicroKORG synth (also dreadfully exciting, but more on that later) and he was clearing out a bunch of his records; a golden door of opportunity indeed. I had a quick scan through and pulled these out to start off with … and what a swathe of quality plastic I brought home. LOOK AT THIS:

(Left to right, top to borrom): Jay Reatard – See/Saw / Screaming Hand … Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More / You Mean Nothing to Me … Jay ReatardPainted Shut / An Ugly Death … Jay ReatardI Know a Place / Don’t Let Him Come Back … Black Time – ICU / Corpse Life / Doomsday Parade … Francis Harold and the HologramsThe Eagle Can’t Fly with One Wing … Francis Harold and the HologramsMirror of Fear / Retreat … Jay Reatard / Deerhunter – Fluorescent Grey / Oh It’s Such a Shame … Black Lips – O Katrina … Deep Sleep – Manic Euphoria … Kim Phuc – Wormwood / Freak Out the Squares … Masstrauma – The Adoration of the Devil’s Ass … Extortion / Jed WhiteysplitExtortion – S/T … Extortion – Control … Extortion – Terminal Cancer.

Mint. I’m pretty jazzed about the Jay Reatard haul, and the Exortion S/T is the original print, still with the sticker. Sweet. I’m tempted to slap the sticker on something because, there is no way in hell I would ever sell this beauty, so posterity be damned. But still …. hmm. Love the nod to Deep Wound’s artwork on the Deep Sleep cover, and if I’m not mistaken, the Kim Phuc art is by Alex Heir. I’m yet to listen to Francis Harold and the Holograms but Rhys assured me they’re like Flipper or No Trend, so chances are they’re keepers too and to make it all a little sweeter, Rhys even threw in a double of the Cluster/Eno 12″.


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