Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hurts And Noises

Sorry, folks, the past few weeks have been hectic due to work and personal deadlines, so we've found ourselves with less time to spend 'round here. Fortunately, we've struck gold repeatedly lately, and our vinyl scores have made slogging thru the drudgery a fair bit easier.

Valery had been looking for this Nimbus 45 for longer than we've been together, and I'd made it my mission to locate a copy for her. Luckily, my pal Andreas (thanks, dude!) brought it to my attention because a.) the track she was after is the record's b-side (of course) and b.) the German PS misspells Lollipop, rendering all saved searches useless. I'm a complete sucker for the Pretty Things and being able to finally scratch the domestic pressing of their Midnight to Six Man single off my wantlist was a welcome relief indeed.

A few years back, my pal Michael gave me the Plugz Tie sleeve he'd inherited as part of David Wiley's (Consumers, Human Hands, etc) collection. I'd since kept the sleeve loose, storing it next to my standard copy of the EP, figuring I'd marry it up with a stray 45 eventually. Needless to say, I was stoked when my buddy Ryan recently came through with an unplayed sleeveless disc. Later that same week, my pal Marc pointed out a copy of the first Real Kids single that matched up splendidly with the mint picture sleeve (featured elsewhere) I'd found at last year's WFMU fair. Thanks again, fellas!

It should come as no surprise to you, dear readers, that those damn Gauls created some of our very favorite 70s punk rock, so imagine our elation at landing a Francophile 1-2 punch. How the Dogs' debut platter managed to elude us until now remains a total mystery. We'd been waiting and waiting for an unstamped, unclipped and unblemished copy of the Guilty Razors' sole vinyl offering for so long, it was beginning to look like we'd never succeed in snagging a copy. Many thanks to Hidehisa (and you, too, Mike!) for making this a reality!

You didn't think we'd leave you high and dry at the end, did you? Here we have a copy of the second Kriminella Gitarrer single—scored through sheer good fortune and, more importantly, on the relative cheap. Our hands-down favorite of their many fine moments ...although we would gladly change our minds if someone wanted to give us their Vårdad Klädsel 45.

Lastly, all of our li'l whittled models are recent acquisitions, too!


jamie@midcenturymania said...

I'm not familiar with the music but I sure do love that cat. Coooool Cat! Now I'll go research the music.

Hone said...

Dogs and Kriminella G. are killing it! I know not of this Nimbus, will have to investigate for my studies.

Viking armada from that last post? Whooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Genzilla said...

Nice vinyl haul. Your new mission is to find a copy of that Dogs single for me (hooked after you gave me the LP - thanks).
Also digging the wooden creatures... especially the hairy man-beast guarding the Dogs and Razors singles and the gawky bird in the first pic. Can't wait to see all your "collection" next month!!!

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

MCM: Glad you liked our feline. He's a Witco piece and we both fell in love w/ his shape & the acid-etched appearance of the wood.

HONE: Let me know if you need an MP3 of Nimbus. I think I can make this happen.

GENZ: Will do about the Dogs. Not sure why it took so long to finally get a copy--that record isn't exceptionally rare. The hairy man-beast is part of a trio of equally awesome apes.

It'll be good to see you in April!


Fuck off for your mother, fuck off for your teacher. In my top ten punk singles without a doubt! I'm gonna be buried with that one.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

We both agree that "Provocate" is the ace cut on the EP--though none of 'em are weak by any stretch. Definitely our #1 from France 10 of all time's got some pretty stiff competition.

Will discuss further this weekend.

Petro B Pettson said...

Maaaan...I found one of those wood cats at the salvation army about a month ago, but I was a dollar short ...and when I went back, it was gone.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

They make jumbo versions of the cats--like 3 or 4 feet tall. They're pretty unnerving.