Quite pleased with these acquisitions. I exercised great restraint, limiting my crate-digging due to store credit in the low four figures back at Amoeba. End result was one full record box floating mid-suitcase in a sea of dirty clothes.
  1. The Clique / Superman / 1969
    A true gem of a song. One of my very favorites. Was 50% sure I didn't already have a copy. I need to clean this.
  2. Country Funk / Country Funk / 1970
    New England's answer to Buffalo Springfield. Have always dug this one, never owned it, and the vinyl is in really good condition. Beck sampled their song "A Part Of Me" on "Sissyneck."
  3. Diva Original Soundtrack Recording / Vladimir Cosma / 1981
    Love this movie, love the score, realized I didn't own it the moment I came across it in a rad spot in Portland, Maine, called Moody Lords.
  4. France Gall / L'Amérique/Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges / 1965
    Peppy lil number. B-side is a Gainsbourg-penned bummerjam.
  5. Z.Z. Hill / Greatest Hits: Dues Paid In Full / 1972
    My friend Sam hipped me to this one as we were browsing at Sonorama in Montreal. He told me it was called Greatest Hits, despite only being the guy's first album. Turns out this isn't true. It is, however, a collection of his earlier singles.
  6. Mekons / The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
    Bought this because 1. I love Mekons and 2. The writing on the back cover...
  7. (The writing on the back cover)
  8. Privilege Soundtrack
    "A film so bizarre, so controversial, it shall crucify your mind to the tree of conscience." Enough said.
  9. Saâda Bonaire / Saâda Bonaire / 1984
    Gently used copy of this Captured Tracks reissue. Fell in love with these mutant jams from Germany the moment I heard them. Special shit, happy to finally own it.
  10. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens / Cold World / 2014
    She opened one of the shows on this tour. As soon as she was done I went out to the venue-operated merch booth to buy her record. I later learned that they ran my card twice! Didn't care too much. Because Naomi Shelton is that good.
  11. Cat Stevens / Izitso / 1977
    Soft folk goes electro-pop. Precursor to Sufjams. Saw it, realized I didn't own "Was Dog a Doughnut." Rectified situation.
  12. Sufjan Stevens / Exploding Whale / 2015
    Limited edition, tour-only 7" I sold out of every night. Started popping up on eBay for way too much. Delicious colored vinyl in two varieties: red, clear, and blue (for the b-side, a remix of "Fourth of July") or grey and red (which looks like an exploding whale). Not selling this on eBay.
  13. Swamp Dogg / Ratt On! / 1971
    Canadian pressing. Still one of the greatest cover images of all time. Also: totally rips.
  14. Time Zone featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa / World Destruction / 1984
    The human race / is becoming a disgrace.