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What is so civil about war anyway?

I found this somewhat rare Spanish promo E.P. of Guns N Roses, made to promote the new single Civil War and the upcoming shows in Spain around that time. This was the first Guns N Roses single that wasn’t released on vinyl. A few later singles did see a vinyl release.

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Drugstore vinyl

Look what I found at my local drugstore; cheap vinyl. Shitty cover, but a cool live set. Vinyl hype is real.

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Use Your Illusion II

The last Guns N Roses record (that matters) that was missing from my collection is this one. But thanks to the good discount I got a new copy for a low price. I think if they would have made one record out of it would have been amazing. Now there are a few fillers on this one. Still I can’t rap my head around how good Enstranged is. Probably my favourite song.

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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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Live in Chicago

I am going to see Guns N Roses for the first time in two weeks. Despite listening to this band for over 27 years, I never wanted to see that badly as now, with the nearly original line up.

To celebrate that and to get into the groove, I decided to pick up this semi-legal live LP from the pharmacist. (The eighties are back) Nice selection of tracks recorded in Chicago back in 1992 and great sound quality. But horrible artwork. The back is even worse and screams bootleg.

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Use Your Illusion I

I took me close to 25 years to get a copy of this on vinyl. I kept holding on to my tape copy for all those years but I never found an affordable copy on vinyl.

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Words Are Not Enough – End Of A Year (2016)

It’s the end of a year…
There’s another one coming

Another year has passed and my collection has grown a bit when it comes to non-hardcore records. Especially in the Smiths, Morrissey and Bruce Springsteen department the grow was steady with some great records.

Looking back it has been a bit of dull year when it comes to hardcore. Luckily I had a ton of other cool and uncool stuff to keep my occupied. But my amount of shows visited is at an all time low, only 17 this year. I did however went to some amazing shows, best one was by far was Dag Nasty at Groezrock.

My top 5:

  1. Dag Nasty @ Groezrock
  2. The Cure @ Antwerp
  3. Weezer @ Amsterdam
  4. Ghost @ Tilburg
  5. Iron Chic @ Groezrock

When it comes to records my year list looks something like this (in random order):

  • Bob Mould – Patch The Sky
  • Burn – From The Ashes
  • New Moon – Space
  • For Pete’s Sake – In Faith and Loyalty
  • Red Hare – Lexicon Mist
  • Dag nasty – Cold Heart/Wanting Nothing
  • Devotion – Headspace Astronaut
  • Tender defender – s/t
  • Muncie Girls – From Caplan to Belsize
  • Descendents – Hyper…
  • Freewill – Sun Return
  • GLOSS – Trans Day Revenge
  • Praise – Leave It All Behind
  • Bloc Party – Hymns
  • Pixies – Head Carrier
  • Krimewatch – demo
  • Cutting Through – demo
  • Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings
  • Fury – Paramount

My favorite picks up of the year are centered around this record. Probably my best pick up ever, but for sure the best pick up of the year. I never imaged I would ever find something like this.

I picked up some The Smiths test presses, I started with Panic. After looking into the The Smiths test presses/promo’s a bit more, I discovered a few more and I picked those up.

I also added a nice Dag Nasty test press to my collection.

I did find some non test presses that I was after too. Some old ones, like these Black Flag, BGK and Artificial Peace records.

Also I was stoked on these two mid nineties records. Both are rare, one is out of 50 and the other one out of 10.000 maybe? But still equal hard to find.

Besides some The Smiths test presses, I got a nice signed record and a in-house promo tape.

Finally I found this anomaly pretty cool to have.

Curious what 2017 will bring me.

 

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More jukebox goodies

Two more jukebox singles, I picked up last weekend. Both are later era Guns N Roses singles from the mid nineties. Very weird to see a pile of them sitting there.

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Spaghetti

Another 90’s record, I got when it came out but I bought it on cd, so I am rebuying it again. A lot of people don’t like this record and seeing it all are cover songs and the band was in shambles when they recorded it, I can understand the negative feelings towards it. For me it has a lot of meaning, since I discovered some great new bands due to this record, such as the Misfits and the Damned.

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