I was actually pretty excited when this album came out. To me it was a fun summer album that I could listen to driving around. From the videos and pics I’ve seen online they also put on a pretty good show. So yes, when this was released I was pretty stoked on getting the first pressings.
I was cool with just having the two copies but Rev decided that there needed to be additional pressings soon after. Again, I caved. I got another copy. This time on black with hand stamped labels.
It’s cool. I could handle getting another copy. I was going to leave it at that. I held off on getting the clear version. I could always wait on it. There were other things that I wanted. Wait….the other shoe dropped.
The announcement came that there was going to be a different version put out by the band with screen printed covers. Of course I had to get it. What the hell? Well on that day the internet broke as everyone tried to get copies of this version which was limited to 100 copies.
Well, I thought I was finally done with this. I never thought about getting a copy of the record release cover since it was so sought after. I mean who would get rid of their copy, right?
Damn it. I found a copy. I didn’t even hesitate. I finally got that copy a couple of days ago.
I guess this is where I just breakdown and buy a copy of the clear one. No self-control.
I believe the first time I heard of Miracle Drug was from some random blog post. It sounded interesting and I thought I should check them out. Being members of Mouthpiece, By the Grace of God, Supertouch and C.R. didn’t hurt either. I gave the demo a few listens and eventually downloaded it. That was sometime last year.
Well this year, the demo finally made it to a much better format and I knew I had to get a copy. So preorders happened, I received it, shelved it and forgot about it until recently. (For some reason I’ve been doing that a lot lately.) I actually saw an Instagram post and figured it was time to give this thing a listen again.
I’ve been listening to this since the beginning of the week and I must say it’s pretty damn good. If the demo is this good I wonder how good the next record is going to be.
Trip Machine Laboratories did one of those all color bundles at a reduced price so I took full advantage of it. I guess I couldn’t help myself.
102 Clear Orange Vinyl – Hand Numbered
147 White Vinyl
252 Clay Vinyl
They still have copies of the white and clay versions. Go get it before they run out. Also, someone get me a test press since I didn’t win the preorder contest.
Whoa! It’s been a while, but I have not forgotten about this blog. I’ve just been concentrating on improving my house so my record spending money has been a little sparse lately. Being an adult sucks sometimes.
Moving on. I finally got my hands on a repress that peaked my interest when I heard about it. It seems that “How It Feels To Be Something On” by Sunny Day Real Estate has finally emerged on not one but two different colored records.
As you can see I have the Sub Pop version on marble yellow. The other version, which is on a marble red, was released by Vinyl Me Please, which is some member only site. I really did not want to go that route since I don’t know if I would actually buy anything else from them.
It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to this record in its entirety but it still holds up to this very day. While I do favor the first two records over this one there are some real stand outs on this record.
Glad this was finally repressed.
When I received my copy of the new Dinosaur Jr album I just couldn’t stop listening to it. In fact, I’ve probably listened to it more that any other recently bought album. It’s just that good. I actually think it’s going to end up on my top ten at the of the year.
If you’ve ever been a fan of this band you find that it was definitely worth the wait for this album. The fuzzy guitar sounds are a welcome sound since I was just listening to a lot of hardcore for a while. Also, I just needed a change of pace which this brought.
This is the “purple” version of the album. As you can see, I had to shine a light through it since it looks much better this way and is definitely more “purple” than when laying on a flat surface.
There is also a more limited clear version that was only sold at Newbury Comics, which I totally slept on. That version was limited to 500 copies which came with a 7″ as well. Damn.
Either way I’m glad this came out since it’s been four years since the last album, which is was way too long for my taste.
Earlier this year a whole ton of bands got together to celebrate the life of Jon Bunch. One of those bands was Outspoken. I used to be a pretty big fan of Outspoken and was kinda disappointed that I couldn’t make it out to LA for this phenomenal show. At the show there was a special “A Light in the Dark” pressing made for this show. I didn’t really think much of it as I thought I probably would never be able to get a copy and I should just spend my money elsewhere.
Well being that I find out everything through Instagram now, I found out that there were some left over from the show that they had put online through Rev. So, I decided to place an order. Well, I lucked out with them as they apparently sold out. Oh well. No loss.
Sometime around May I then find out that it is also available through Outspoken’s Bigcartel site. I just couldn’t help myself this time. Well, three months later my order finally arrived.
Overall, it’s a pretty nice looking copy of the record. The hand written labels are definitely what make it. If it wasn’t for this I probably wouldn’t have bothered.
This is out of 200 and is still available.