This past weekend found us visiting NYC, meeting up with friends and attending the annual WFMU record fair. Featured below are some of the mementos purchased and scores made over the weekend...and a few from a little earlier this month.
Handy record tote supplied by the kind folks over at Norton Records—showcasing the one-and-only Eskew Reeder Jr. Regrettably, the M- copy of the Alarm Clocks' No Reason To Complain 45 that Billy Miller had available for trade, was not included with its purchase.
Both volumes of TORTURA: The Sounds of Pain and Pleasure were finally picked up. Unlike most of the copies spotted over the years, these are in surprisingly clean condition. The Eric Stanton-esque covers are exactly what those insidious record frames were made for. Preparations are already being made to get these set up in the guest bedroom.
Two more volumes of Tim Warren's Garage Punk Unknowns series from the 80s. One more to go—which is currently en route—and a set of the original seven (with paste-on covers) will finally be completed!
Some record fair purchases, a few (Jimmy Jukebox & the Easybeats) provided by pals and one (Damned) found locally. It's nice to finally have Motor Boat, Sorry, Long Gone, Blood Splattered With Guitars, Die Trying, and Do You Wanna Know in their original forms. Although we finally found a Chantal Kelly single, we're still on the lookout for her Notre Prof D'anglais EP. Help?
Promo glossy of the Arrows in top form & two Drew Friedman prints depicting perennial household favorites: Don Knotts and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
Lastly, a couple of 60s Danish teak curios found in a small vintage shop in the East Village. The duo are complete with designer tags noting a Mr. Tonny Gerbsch. A quick internet search provided no results, so anyone with further details is invited to write us.