adventures in records

blondie, parallel lines
we haven’t been super great about keeping this alphabetical; we’ve skipped a lot of records, like, all the big black and all the black sabbath and other little things besides. but i feel like as long as we stay basically within the B’s right now, we’re on par, so i’m posting parallel lines, which is good music to brighten up a sunday evening.
i bought this at buffalo records in ventura, CA, just after record store day in 2010 when owen and i were on vacation in california. the store had a ton of, like, rare beatles and things, and a great country section. this was the best price i’d ever seen for parallel lines, and in great condition. View Larger

blondie, parallel lines

we haven’t been super great about keeping this alphabetical; we’ve skipped a lot of records, like, all the big black and all the black sabbath and other little things besides. but i feel like as long as we stay basically within the B’s right now, we’re on par, so i’m posting parallel lines, which is good music to brighten up a sunday evening.

i bought this at buffalo records in ventura, CA, just after record store day in 2010 when owen and i were on vacation in california. the store had a ton of, like, rare beatles and things, and a great country section. this was the best price i’d ever seen for parallel lines, and in great condition.


big business, here come the waterworks
this is owen’s record, but i think i bought it for him? maybe?
there’s a lot to say about this one. sturdy, awesome sleeve. you pull it out to find a hard cardboard sleeve with cool band photos, credits, and art. inside that is a paper sleeve that says FUCK PLASTIC SLEEVES, which, yes, yes forever. and the vinyl itself is this cool, muddy black-and-brown. and the whole thing was $14. hats off to you, hydrahead. you know what’s up.
this is, for sure, my favorite big business release, and my favorite configuration of the band. i salivate for three piece sludge metal.big business, here come the waterworks
this is owen’s record, but i think i bought it for him? maybe?
there’s a lot to say about this one. sturdy, awesome sleeve. you pull it out to find a hard cardboard sleeve with cool band photos, credits, and art. inside that is a paper sleeve that says FUCK PLASTIC SLEEVES, which, yes, yes forever. and the vinyl itself is this cool, muddy black-and-brown. and the whole thing was $14. hats off to you, hydrahead. you know what’s up.
this is, for sure, my favorite big business release, and my favorite configuration of the band. i salivate for three piece sludge metal.big business, here come the waterworks
this is owen’s record, but i think i bought it for him? maybe?
there’s a lot to say about this one. sturdy, awesome sleeve. you pull it out to find a hard cardboard sleeve with cool band photos, credits, and art. inside that is a paper sleeve that says FUCK PLASTIC SLEEVES, which, yes, yes forever. and the vinyl itself is this cool, muddy black-and-brown. and the whole thing was $14. hats off to you, hydrahead. you know what’s up.
this is, for sure, my favorite big business release, and my favorite configuration of the band. i salivate for three piece sludge metal.big business, here come the waterworks
this is owen’s record, but i think i bought it for him? maybe?
there’s a lot to say about this one. sturdy, awesome sleeve. you pull it out to find a hard cardboard sleeve with cool band photos, credits, and art. inside that is a paper sleeve that says FUCK PLASTIC SLEEVES, which, yes, yes forever. and the vinyl itself is this cool, muddy black-and-brown. and the whole thing was $14. hats off to you, hydrahead. you know what’s up.
this is, for sure, my favorite big business release, and my favorite configuration of the band. i salivate for three piece sludge metal.

big business, here come the waterworks

this is owen’s record, but i think i bought it for him? maybe?

there’s a lot to say about this one. sturdy, awesome sleeve. you pull it out to find a hard cardboard sleeve with cool band photos, credits, and art. inside that is a paper sleeve that says FUCK PLASTIC SLEEVES, which, yes, yes forever. and the vinyl itself is this cool, muddy black-and-brown. and the whole thing was $14. hats off to you, hydrahead. you know what’s up.

this is, for sure, my favorite big business release, and my favorite configuration of the band. i salivate for three piece sludge metal.


the band, s/t
i bought this record for six bucks and i’ve seen nicer quality copies since then. probably not worth replacing; it doesn’t pop or scratch in any way that isn’t sort of advantageous to the sound.
the band is a great group for our communal record collection; i think both owen and i associate it with a feeling of home and chilling out cause of our hippie parents. View Larger

the band, s/t

i bought this record for six bucks and i’ve seen nicer quality copies since then. probably not worth replacing; it doesn’t pop or scratch in any way that isn’t sort of advantageous to the sound.

the band is a great group for our communal record collection; i think both owen and i associate it with a feeling of home and chilling out cause of our hippie parents.


beach boys, endless summer
This was the first record that I can remember putting on a turntable. This record was rescued from my parents and added to the collection maybe 5 years ago. I remember playing “Wendy” over and over as a boy.
While this isn’t THE record by The Beach Boys that blew my mind, that would be Good Vibrations, this was the album that set my standard for what “good” singing sounded like. This notion would later get shattered by Patti Smith. Still a fine record to put on well the weather is nice and a cold beer in hand.
(record is a little scratchy and could use an upgrade) View Larger

beach boys, endless summer

This was the first record that I can remember putting on a turntable. This record was rescued from my parents and added to the collection maybe 5 years ago. I remember playing “Wendy” over and over as a boy.

While this isn’t THE record by The Beach Boys that blew my mind, that would be Good Vibrations, this was the album that set my standard for what “good” singing sounded like. This notion would later get shattered by Patti Smith. Still a fine record to put on well the weather is nice and a cold beer in hand.

(record is a little scratchy and could use an upgrade)