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November 20, 2015 03:04PM
@rchecka, Yes I remember your 7'' punk tribute. Very interesting. I don't know Olivelawn's discography all that well, but the LP I posted is generally regarded as their best work. If you don't like that one, maybe the band isn't your cup of tea.



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November 20, 2015 05:52PM
The Stalin - Mushi LP



I think I posted this band's first album, Stop Jap, awhile back. As great as that album is, I think this one is even better. Very well, recorded, very tightly played early 80s Japanese hardcore punk here. This one is a bit faster pasted and more aggressive than the first album. The mix things up a bit too with some slower, spooky, plodding parts as well. Such a great album. This copy is a Japanese pressing from the early 80s and I rarely, if ever see stuff like this in local stores. The one time I did, it was this particular copy, which an old punker brought into a store with some stuff because he had fallen on hard times. He even sold his leather jacket with a lot of LPs which included this one. The store owner priced it at the usual high prices stuff like this goes for, and it just sat on the wall for a couple weeks. Eventually the priced dropped to a level where I could feel comfortable buying it. There is also a Japan only CD version that might still be in print, that one was about as much as I paid for this record, i.e. not cheap.

As always, watch out for books of Japanese stuff like this in punk distros. Record like this are among the most commonly bootlegged and typically those aren't going to sound very hot. It's worth the extra effort to track down an official copy on CD or LP.







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November 24, 2015 09:16AM
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks LP




An album we all know, not much to say about the musical content per se, other than it's a record I didn't really like that much until a few years ago. I've had a few different editions of this on CD and LP, and none of the are necessarily bad sounding either. The interesting thing about this pressing (from 2014, UK/EU Import on Universal) is that the source is the original master tapes (or a high rez transfer of them) whereas the widely available U.S. Rhino reissue from 2008 uses a higher gen source. This is because the master tapes were lost until 2012. Even though the differences are subtle, this LP wins out in terms of sound quality. One word of warning: this LP is cut aggressively, with not a lot of deadwax space on each side. My carts tracks it fine, but some carts may generate IGD on this.



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November 24, 2015 11:50AM
^ @LM . Interesting. Informative as always. Thx. New York is my fav off this lp.
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November 24, 2015 03:35PM
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Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks LP

An album we all know, not much to say about the musical content per se, other than it's a record I didn't really like that much until a few years ago.

I'm about to say something sacreligous in all punk circles...worried I really do not like that album at all. I have the original pressing, sounds great, but for every time I have tried to endure listening I have failed. Sure, there's the must have tracks on that but even those "hits" do nothing for me.

It's one of those quintessential punk albums that all punk heads are supposed to get first and love and I've had it forever and hated it for ever. Frankly I think it all boils down to me disliking Sid's vocals and the extreme simplicity of the album overall. His voice just fucking grinds on my nerves, there I said it.

Punk is supposed to grind on your nerves to an extent but this one does so for me for real so I cannot appreciate it. The only thing keeping me from selling it is that it's one I'm supposed to like, and it's in mint condition, but I'm starting to think that reason isn't good enough to keep it.



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