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Freak Party

This is an interesting 7”, it sounds nothing like The Smiths, but this band does contain Johnny Marr and Craig Gannon. This record recorded back in 1981, it doesn’t sound anything like the Smiths tho. However the jangly guitar sound is there.

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Smiths vs New Order

Back in the late eighties Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner got together and started a new band with a slightly more electronic sound, hence the name electronic.

First time I heard it, I wasn’t into it but after seeing Johnny Marr play a few tracks live, I gave it another chance and I started to like this more and more. Going forward another year and half, I finally ordered a copy to give it a spin on my updated setup.

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I made a nice jump in my Johnny Marr collection with the addition of these singles. One of them is signed by Johnny.

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I feel you

This 7″ came out for RSD centuries ago and obviously I missed out at the time. It might even been an USA exclusive, why it is super hard to find. Very good track and nice Smiths cover on the flip side.

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Johnny Fricking Marr Live

Another interesting catch in the wild is this Johnny Marr live LP on clear pink vinyl. Nice selection of his solo work and some Smiths covers. Comes with a crazy big poster too.

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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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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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Call The Comet

Yesterday I went to see Johnny Marr and at the merch boot, I picked up his latest solo effort. Obviously I had to get it signed.

I really dig it. He is a master on the guitar with easily the best riffs around and he is a pretty decent singer too.

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Altrincham is around the corner

Somehow I ended up in the outskirts of Manchester, since I heard that shop had some rare Joy Division sitting on the wall. When I arrived there they just sold that LP was after in the morning.

But after a small chat with the owner, he went looking in the pile of new records that came in and he pulled out this copy of Sheila Take A Bow signed by Johnny Marr.

Also I found a copy of Ask that I was missing.

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