The perfect single

When it comes to perfect pop singles, The Boy With A Thorn In His Side always comes to mind. This single has a very strong a-side track, which is my top 10 of Smiths songs, but it also has easily the best two Smiths b-sides tracks. Especially Asleep still remains an amazing song. 

This version is an interesting one,  this 12″ was intended for the Brazilian market. They added a lot of small details which makes it stand out from regular pressings. Pretty cool to find a copy.

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Pencil Geek

State of Alert is high on my playlist this week. I am still not sure if I like the demo more or the 7″.

I was looking for more State Of Alert and I bought this 7″ without seeing a decent picture, the seller told me it would be grey/brown vinyl. What color would you call it?

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Kitchen Sink Drama’s

I don’t even know how many Smiths bootlegs are out there. Some are great, some suck really bad. This one is a bit in between. All recordings have been published on bootlegs before, but this one has a nice mix with a good flow of songs and decent to good audio quality. Like the artwork and the matching label artwork a lot.

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More Live rage

This bootleg has been popping up a lot lately. Yesterday I decided it was the time to take it home with me. Pretty decent live recording with good sound quality.

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It’s so easy

Another Guns N Roses single that was missing was the It’s So Easy 7″. Somehow this one is much harder to find. This single actually has a double a-side with the other song being Mr. Brownstone. Probably it wasn’t a big hit, so that is why copies are harder to find.

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Welcome to the Jungle

It has been a slow month and it looks like next month won’t be any better. I do have a few crazy finds like that State Of Alert 7″ a few days ago, but be prepared for less frequent updates. This has mostly todo with a lot less of new bands/records popping up and my want list becoming smaller and smaller. Which is actually a good thing.

After the Guns N Roses show earlier this month, I had to pick up a few missing singles. One of them is this Welcome To The Jungle 7″. I love how the first few singles have a very basic design. Just the band logo with the song title on a different color background. Simple but effective.

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The quest for green is on

Two weeks ago, I wanted to play some State Of Alert, so I grabbed the single and put it on. While playing the single, I grabbed my other copy to check out the lyric sheet and I noticed that, that copy was also a second press. 

I always assumed I had a second and third press, turns out I owned two second presses. Not sure how this has happened. I did found a dirt cheap copy once and bought it without making any further inquerements, probably the auction didnt had any decent pictures and expected it to be 3rd press and I didn’t check it thoroughly and put it away. 

Anyhow, when I noticed the mistake, the hunt was on for a copy. Like a miracle a good looking copy showed up within days, so I went for it. Now the hunt is on for a copy on green vinyl.

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Brass Monkey

Slowly I have been collecting all Licensed To Ill singles. The last regular available European one, is the Brass Monkey single. Somehow this one is somewhat harder to find. Don’t know why actually.

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Cutting Through

One of my favorite demos of last year got an vinyl release. Obviously I had to order it and I went all the way. Black vinyl, colored vinyl and a test press.

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Division

This band passed me unnoticed, despite it being right up my alley. I am pretty sure it went unnoticed for a lot more people too, since I haven’t heard any other of the usual suspects talking about it. Straight up youth crew from the North West USA area. Well played, good lyrics. I enjoy it a lot.

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