I have been catching up with the Johnny Marr solo stuff. Solid record but not as entertaining as his latest work.

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Hi Hello and other tracks

Two great Johnny Marr singles arrived last week. Hi Hello is particular good. It borders the greatness of The Smiths. Such a perfect song.

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Another want on my Smiths list crossed off. This is the first UK pressing of the Panic 12″ with the infamous sticker sheet.

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Low in high school

Probably the most boring post of the year. This is the promo/test pressing of the latest Morrissey record. Nothing much too look at, but a nice one for the collection.

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I love the alternate foreign sleeves for the Smiths singles. Germany had quite a few back in the 80″s. This is one of them. You can often find this on clear vinyl, but the black vinyl is hard to find.

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Idi Amin

Dangerhouse records output is flawless in my book. Even tho some people can’t enjoy this and the Howard Werth single that much. But somehow the title track gets stuck in my head all day, when I give it a spin.

Last year, I got a great deal on the green colored version, so I might as well complete the test with an orange colored version too. Sadly these don’t show up that often, plus there is a bootleg version out there too. Luckily enough it didn’t take me that long to cope a copy.

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State of the world address

Two of the 90’s records that had a huge influence on me was Shelter – Mantra and Biohazard – State Of The World Address, this showed me a different sound that was hard and awesome. I was mostly listening to grunge, metal & punk rock at the time. So picking up this re-release feels like a good thing to do.


A good beginning

The Julien Baker record came in on the last day of the year, so this is true first record of 2019 and it is an oldie. This single by the Vopo’s came out in 1978 and the band is one of the first generation punk bands from the Netherlands. I am pretty stoked to have found this one. Great start of the new year.



This record is on my want list for a while now. I wasn’t been able to find a copy her, but when New Bury Comics announced a special pressing on gorgeous colored vinyl. I took my chance and ordered a copy.


End of the year list


(just a random picture I took, that I wanted to share.)

This last year was a solid year, no exceptional highs in the record collecting department, but I found a few solid wants and a total amount of fourteen test presses.

The two tests that stand out are this Scream and this Beefeater test.

Some other finds I am still stoked about are this Therapy?, Underdog, Black Flag and The Cure records. All hard to find and all still so good after all those years.

Furthermore I found a good bunch of Smiths and Morrissey records for the collection. Some are difficult to find.

Also I bought a few signed records and let one get signed. Not really after that kind of thing, but when it crosses my path, I might as well go for it.

When it comes to new stuff, this is what kept me entertained during the year. Not so many hardcore releases as other years great my attention this year. I have been playing a ton of Shoegaze and post-rock and post-punk recently.

All in random order.

  • Free – Ex Tenebris + Demo MMXV 12”
  • Ecostrike – Voice Of Strength 12”
  • Supercrush – I’ve Been Around 7”
  • Down and Outs – Double Negative LP
  • Burn – Mountain 7”
  • Pale Waves – All Things I Never Said 12”
  • Hypocrite – The Mayhem Demo 7”
  • Fireburn – Shine 7”
  • Safe – Stay Strong 7”
  • Count Me Out – 110 demo 7”
  • Quicksand – Triptych Continuum 12”
  • Ceremony – L-shaped Man demo LP
  • Supercrush – I Can’t Lie 7”
  • Cutting Through – Empathy 7”
  • Red Hare – Little Acts Of Destruction LP
  • The Proletariat – The Murder Of Arlon Sterling 7”
  • Supertouch – Flying High (‘95) flexi
  • Shipwrecked – We Are The Sword 12”
  • Beach Rats – Wasted Time 7”
  • Circles – demo 12”
  • Turnstile – Time & Space LP
  • For Pete’s Sake – North Atlantic 12”
  • Iggy Pop and the Stooges – Rare Power LP
  • Shark Attack – Complete Discography LP
  • Slow Crush – Aurora LP
  • Johnny Marr – Call The Comet LP
  • Battle Ruins – Glorious Dead LP

Concert wise it was a slow year, but easily the best show was Dag Nasty in Eindhoven. Furthermore I enjoyed Johnny Marr, Underdog and Shipwrecked a lot too.


(me singing a long to Dag Nasty)

Next year I will probably post a bit less. I want to shift my focus on a few high ticket items and work a bit on other projects.

My want list for 2019 will look something like this:

  • Antidote – Thou Shall Not Kill (1st press) 7″
  • Black Flag – Nervous Breakdown (1st press) 7″
  • Common Cause – s/t (blue vinyl) 7″
  • Embrace – s/t (test press) LP
  • Faith – Subject To Change (clear vinyl) LP
  • Faith – Subject To Change (white vinyl) LP
  • Faith – Subject To Change (4th press $4.00 NO masterdisk etched, if it exits) LP
  • Keep It Clear – A Lesson… (record release edition) LP
  • Rhino 39 – Xerox (OG Dangerhouse) 7″
  • State Of Alert – No Policy (green vinyl, 1st press sleeve) 7″
  • Teen Idles – Minor Disturbance (1st press) 7″
  • Urban Waste – s/t 7″ (1st or 2nd press)

Maybe a bit ambitious but I will see, what 2019 will bring me.

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