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:
- Dag Nasty @ Groezrock
- The Cure @ Antwerp
- Weezer @ Amsterdam
- Ghost @ Tilburg
- 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.