My vinyl

Recently enjoyed. I forget when/where I got it, but I thank my stars I have it. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. But why, oh why did they leave “I’ll Be The One” off it. I’d have traded Suitcase for it.

Recently enjoyed. I forget when/where I got it, but I thank my stars I have it. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. But why, oh why did they leave “I’ll Be The One” off it. I’d have traded Suitcase for it.

admiralacademy:

This is awesome. Billy Bragg always does what’s right.

Still fighting the good fight. Right on, Billy.

admiralacademy:

This is awesome. Billy Bragg always does what’s right.

Still fighting the good fight. Right on, Billy.

(Source: standsfordecibels)

I don’t actually have this single, but I have the record. But I listened on my phone today. It’s hard to play vinyl when riding a bike. No way this isn’t the best Beach Boys song. Dat chorus. Dose lyrics!

So hard to answer future’s riddle
When ahead is seeming so far behind
So hard to laugh a child-like giggle
When the tears start to torture my mind
So hard to shed the life of before
To let my soul automatically soar

But I hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Sew up the wounds of evolution
And the now starts to get in my way
So what if life’s a revelation
If the mind speaks of only today
So real, the pain of growing in soul
Of climbing up to reality’s goal

But I hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
So knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Long promised road
Trail starts at dawn
Carries on to the season’s ending
Long promised road
Flows to the source, gentle force
Never ending, never ending

So hard to lift the jeweled scepter
When the weight turns a smile to a frown
So hard to drink of passion nectar
When the taste of life’s holding me down
So hard to plant the seed of reform
To set my sights on defeating the storm

So I hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
So knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

I don’t actually have this single, but I have the record. But I listened on my phone today. It’s hard to play vinyl when riding a bike. No way this isn’t the best Beach Boys song. Dat chorus. Dose lyrics!

So hard to answer future’s riddle
When ahead is seeming so far behind
So hard to laugh a child-like giggle
When the tears start to torture my mind
So hard to shed the life of before
To let my soul automatically soar

But I hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Sew up the wounds of evolution
And the now starts to get in my way
So what if life’s a revelation
If the mind speaks of only today
So real, the pain of growing in soul
Of climbing up to reality’s goal

But I hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
So knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Long promised road
Trail starts at dawn
Carries on to the season’s ending
Long promised road
Flows to the source, gentle force
Never ending, never ending

So hard to lift the jeweled scepter
When the weight turns a smile to a frown
So hard to drink of passion nectar
When the taste of life’s holding me down
So hard to plant the seed of reform
To set my sights on defeating the storm

So I hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
So knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Hit hard at the battle that’s confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Recently acquired. I just found this at my local. Music Matters. They were selling Rumors for $10, so I had to pause when this one was $40. But then, I never knew this existed and I love the songs. 90s vinyl is so elusive that I can’t resist it. So I bought it. With my credit card. 

If you haven’t heard this, it’s pre-Shins stuff. If you like the shins and don’t mind a little lo-fi experimentalism, it’s got all the trademark James Mercer magical hooks you have come to expect from the Shins (but haven’t gotten since e went all Broken Bells). In some ways I like this stuff best, but the production sucks. The fire in the belly ore than makes up for that and the songs are great.

Recently acquired. I just found this at my local. Music Matters. They were selling Rumors for $10, so I had to pause when this one was $40. But then, I never knew this existed and I love the songs. 90s vinyl is so elusive that I can’t resist it. So I bought it. With my credit card.

If you haven’t heard this, it’s pre-Shins stuff. If you like the shins and don’t mind a little lo-fi experimentalism, it’s got all the trademark James Mercer magical hooks you have come to expect from the Shins (but haven’t gotten since e went all Broken Bells). In some ways I like this stuff best, but the production sucks. The fire in the belly ore than makes up for that and the songs are great.

Recently enjoyed. I can’t remember where I got this, but it was about 5-10 years ago. Around the same time as my other Big Beat 1986 reissue. In addition to being cheaper, I also like the adorable photo of the lads partying. I pulled it out after finally watching the Big Star documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me. It’s on Netflix. Watch it if you haven’t. 

There’s a great bit where they interview Mitch Easter about being young and nerdy and making a pilgrimage to Memphis and visiting historical Big Star sites and posing in the same spot and the same pose as this photo. Apparently it’s at a TGI Friday’s. I think it’s safe to say that providing a venue for this photo is the greatest cultural contribution made by this particular restaurant chain. 

And of course I wouldn’t say that if I didn’t love this album so much. It’s packed with greatness. I can’t hear Oh My Soul without having flashbacks to my old bandmate who invariably lip-synced the whole thing with a sassy/swashbuckling imagined mic style suitable to the song’s groove. And September Girls is one of the greatest songs of ALL TIME. no matter what Rolling Stone says.

Recently enjoyed. I can’t remember where I got this, but it was about 5-10 years ago. Around the same time as my other Big Beat 1986 reissue. In addition to being cheaper, I also like the adorable photo of the lads partying. I pulled it out after finally watching the Big Star documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me. It’s on Netflix. Watch it if you haven’t.

There’s a great bit where they interview Mitch Easter about being young and nerdy and making a pilgrimage to Memphis and visiting historical Big Star sites and posing in the same spot and the same pose as this photo. Apparently it’s at a TGI Friday’s. I think it’s safe to say that providing a venue for this photo is the greatest cultural contribution made by this particular restaurant chain.

And of course I wouldn’t say that if I didn’t love this album so much. It’s packed with greatness. I can’t hear Oh My Soul without having flashbacks to my old bandmate who invariably lip-synced the whole thing with a sassy/swashbuckling imagined mic style suitable to the song’s groove. And September Girls is one of the greatest songs of ALL TIME. no matter what Rolling Stone says.

Recently enjoyed. I think I got this at Academy, or maybe Other Music. It’s a Big Beat 1986 reissue. Fine by me. It was only $14.00! I know it was about 5 years ago, because I remember seeing a copy of the original at Rhino Records in New Paltz for $80 and vowing to find it for less. I pulled it out because Give Me Another Chance was haunting me after finally watching the documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me. It’s on Netflix. Watch it if you haven’t. They seem to dance around comparisons to The Beatles-almost as good as any Beatles album and such like. C’mon, it’s totally as good as any Beatles album. It’s just a little more emotionally fraught. Sometimes that’s a good thing.

Recently enjoyed. I think I got this at Academy, or maybe Other Music. It’s a Big Beat 1986 reissue. Fine by me. It was only $14.00! I know it was about 5 years ago, because I remember seeing a copy of the original at Rhino Records in New Paltz for $80 and vowing to find it for less. I pulled it out because Give Me Another Chance was haunting me after finally watching the documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me. It’s on Netflix. Watch it if you haven’t. They seem to dance around comparisons to The Beatles-almost as good as any Beatles album and such like. C’mon, it’s totally as good as any Beatles album. It’s just a little more emotionally fraught. Sometimes that’s a good thing.

rustyginger:

I saw the ghost of Ronnie Lane at the free Teenage Fanclub show. It made me strangely happy to see someone rocking such a precise Laney vibe. I love this photo, because my other favorite singer songwriter bass player, Gerald Love, is on stage just above the Lane specter’s head. Teenage Fanclub are one of the best bands ever and try displayed their assets as per usual. They only played The Concept off their breakout album Bandwagonesque, but not than made up for it with generous helpings off Songs From Northern Britain (a superior record IMHO). Bless the Fannies!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I told him about how happy his look made me and he denied knowing who Ronnie Lane is. Fair enough. Then a friend told me that this guy is the singer for a band called Nude Beach who is texting? i got a new phone and your name is not listed with your your #. are apparently good. I guess I’ll check em out….

rustyginger:

I saw the ghost of Ronnie Lane at the free Teenage Fanclub show. It made me strangely happy to see someone rocking such a precise Laney vibe. I love this photo, because my other favorite singer songwriter bass player, Gerald Love, is on stage just above the Lane specter’s head. Teenage Fanclub are one of the best bands ever and try displayed their assets as per usual. They only played The Concept off their breakout album Bandwagonesque, but not than made up for it with generous helpings off Songs From Northern Britain (a superior record IMHO). Bless the Fannies!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I told him about how happy his look made me and he denied knowing who Ronnie Lane is. Fair enough. Then a friend told me that this guy is the singer for a band called Nude Beach who is texting? i got a new phone and your name is not listed with your your #. are apparently good. I guess I’ll check em out….

I saw the ghost of Ronnie Lane at the free Teenage Fanclub show. It made me strangely happy to see someone rocking such a precise Laney vibe. I love this photo, because my other favorite singer songwriter bass player, Gerald Love, is on stage just above the Lane specter’s head. Teenage Fanclub are one of the best bands ever and try displayed their assets as per usual. They only played The Concept off their breakout album Bandwagonesque, but not than made up for it with generous helpings off Songs From Northern Britain (a superior record IMHO). Bless the Fannies!

I saw the ghost of Ronnie Lane at the free Teenage Fanclub show. It made me strangely happy to see someone rocking such a precise Laney vibe. I love this photo, because my other favorite singer songwriter bass player, Gerald Love, is on stage just above the Lane specter’s head. Teenage Fanclub are one of the best bands ever and try displayed their assets as per usual. They only played The Concept off their breakout album Bandwagonesque, but not than made up for it with generous helpings off Songs From Northern Britain (a superior record IMHO). Bless the Fannies!

admiralacademy:

rustyginger:

Recently enjoyed. Happy birthday Joey! I forget where I got this, but it’s a Spanish import, so it was not too expensive. I know I got in the early 90s in Wisconsin. No lee than $15 bucks. Maybe 12! If I inly had one Ramones album it would be this one. Breezing through 28 songs on 4 sides. The best of their initial strike. The vice is driving, fun, and perfect. I saw them in the 90s with CJ and it was too fast and chaotic. This is fast, but together. Also, one of my favorite live albums of all time.

Sad. And strange to think they are all gone.

:’(

admiralacademy:

rustyginger:

Recently enjoyed. Happy birthday Joey! I forget where I got this, but it’s a Spanish import, so it was not too expensive. I know I got in the early 90s in Wisconsin. No lee than $15 bucks. Maybe 12! If I inly had one Ramones album it would be this one. Breezing through 28 songs on 4 sides. The best of their initial strike. The vice is driving, fun, and perfect. I saw them in the 90s with CJ and it was too fast and chaotic. This is fast, but together. Also, one of my favorite live albums of all time.

Sad. And strange to think they are all gone.

:’(

rustyginger:

Recently enjoyed. Happy birthday Joey! I forget where I got this, but it’s a Spanish import, so it was not too expensive. I know I got in the early 90s in Wisconsin. No lee than $15 bucks. Maybe 12! If I inly had one Ramones album it would be this one. Breezing through 28 songs on 4 sides. The best of their initial strike. The vice is driving, fun, and perfect. I saw them in the 90s with CJ and it was too fast and chaotic. This is fast, but together. Also, one of my favorite live albums if all time.

rustyginger:

Recently enjoyed. Happy birthday Joey! I forget where I got this, but it’s a Spanish import, so it was not too expensive. I know I got in the early 90s in Wisconsin. No lee than $15 bucks. Maybe 12! If I inly had one Ramones album it would be this one. Breezing through 28 songs on 4 sides. The best of their initial strike. The vice is driving, fun, and perfect. I saw them in the 90s with CJ and it was too fast and chaotic. This is fast, but together. Also, one of my favorite live albums if all time.