Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wired Up

With work, school and wedding planning conspiring to eat up all of our free time, we haven't had much of a chance to keep up with records. Here are the meager offerings we've got to show for the past few months.

Here's a promo copy of Hector's Wired Up 45 w/ a three-page press-kit! Valery had been looking for this one for a while, so she was really happy to get a pristine copy with this uncommon li'l extra.

Finally scored a copy of Sanford Clark's menacing It's Nothing to Me—and all it set me back was $5 off a set sale list. Hands-down one of my favorite 45s outta my native copper state. This copy of The Zoo gets us that much closer to sewing up our Mickey Lee Lane collection ...anyone have a copy of Hey Sah-Lo-Nay up for grabs? Oh, and that mint, stock copy of the Malibu's' Cry came from our buddy Jason as his half of a trade we made last year ...that I'd completely forgotten about. Needless to say, I could use a few more pleasant surprises of that caliber. Thanks again, Jason!

Finally got Andrew Klimek's Felt Hammer EP for the nice price, and the Monte Carmont single was a punky slice (not much dancing) from 1980 that I'd never heard of prior to spying it at my pal Ryan's Ryebread Rodeo. Excellent and recommended!

Lastly, I turned up this copy of the Dils' I Hate the Rich single recently for $5. Easily one of the best record swap scores in recent memory, as it's a first-press copy with the distinctive Oils sleeve. Somehow, I'd never managed to find one of these the entire time I lived in Los Angeles. Our buddy Mike found this copy of Starshooter's debut 45 in a Phoenix antique store. A few months of persistent, friendly reminders resulted in him passing it along gratis. Thanks again, Mike!

That's it for now!

***Update: Looks like I misspoke earlier, as our French Flickr buddy Laurent sent along a package containing all manner of Starshooter records ...for FREE! Merci!

7 comments:

Genzilla said...

Sorry it took so long to send you out that Starshooter single. Glad it found a more deserving home. Enjoy?

Petro B Pettson said...

Nice scores, as usual! My band covers "The Zoo"...awesome song!

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thanks, dudes! Mike, I definitely appreciate the record--thanks again!

MODERN NEEDS said...

The Starshooter single was one I sold at the Antique Trove. Good to see it went to a good home. I kinda want it back. Great site.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thank you, Modern Needs--what a coincidence!

Also, checked out your blog and it was nice to see a lot of familiar faces ...and a few that've managed to evade our clutches. That Pettibon "Turn on the Radio" Black Flag flier is one of his best!

Yosef said...

Fusetron turned up some NOS copies of the Andrew Klimek EP a couple months ago. That's where I scored mine. I picked up the Monte Carmont EP on my last trip to Cleveland over the winter. It was like 3-4 bucks...at most. I was able to find at least one other Bizart release while there along with a bunch of other great finds. Cleveland is way underrated as far as record shopping goes.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Yeah, my Andrew Klimek ep came from Fusetron as well. The Monte Carmont EP was basically free.

Never been record shopping in Cleveland, but I can tell you the record shopping in Toledo sucked ass, the one time I came through town.