Rodan is one of my favorite bands, and they also happen to have one of the lightest discogs, with only one LP and a handful of other hard to find singles and compilation tracks. Inferior bootlegs have been floating around the internet for ages, but they are finally getting a rarities compilation courtesy of their label, Quarterstick. Below is from the official release information. I think I’m going to pre-order the vinyl now!
“After being hidden away for the last several years, Fifteen Quiet Years - all the important Rodan recordings that fans of Rusty have long wished they could unearth! - will be released on June 11th via Quarterstick Records. A celebratory document four years in the making, the collection includes the 1994 BBC Peel session, together with all of Rodan’s long-out-of-print 7”s and compilation tracks.”
Ministry Vinyl lot from Ebay Ebay takes some of the fun out of digging, but sometimes records just don’t manifest as quickly or as cheaply as you would hope. I periodically check auctions for Ministry’s The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste, which usually for for way more than I can afford. I was happy to win a great copy a few weeks ago for half the amount they seem to go for, as well as a couple 12” singles. Happy to add them to my collection.
May 2013 Mix - A First installment for May of the monthly mix series. Included is a mix of indie rock, classic era as well as newer post-punk inspired bands, electronic, pop and ends with a few quieter acoustic tracks.
5.05.13 Finds Somehow not content with the haul from the record fair yesterday, today we went to a street fair in Carroll Gardens where one of my favorite shops was having a dollar bin sale. The few things I picked up were more for fun, but while there I overheard someone talking about a sidewalk sale up the street with records for sale. Always on the hunt, I made my way over there and it turned out to be a 30-something hardcore kid selling off a really great small punk/metal collection. I couldn’t pick up everything I wanted, but managed to walk away with these 5 pieces for $20! All original pressings.
Yesterday I went to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at the Smorgusburg food fair in Williamsburg. With a combination of indie record labels and used vinyl vendors under one tent, it made for some interesting digging. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend but found a couple things I was looking for as well as a couple other cheap things I was happy to pick up.
Shellac - Phoenix Festival - Warwickshire - July 17th 1994 Spend an hour with Shellac and their absolutely stellar rhythm section that is Todd Trainer and Bob Weston. Oh, and some guy named Steve Albini plays guitar and sings.
One of the first times I saw them was just after my 21st birthday at the Claremont Lounge in Atlanta around 1995. It was one of the weirdest sensory overloads I’ve ever experienced.
April 2013 Mix - B This is the second installment for April of my monthly mix series, originally compiled on Spotify. Included is a mix of hip hop, electronica, metal, indie rock, some 80s tracks, and various other more recent songs. A bit eclectic as usual.
Brian Eno Imaginary Landscapes A super interesting documentary about Brian Eno that sheds some light on his brilliance. He discusses among other things, his approach to making work, the creative processes and what he finds most important in experiencing and evaluating other art.
I was slow to the draw on standing in line Saturday for Record Store Day releases. By the time I made it out to my favorite local shop, all the special releases were gone, but I managed to pick up a small selection of other vinyl.