The post man (and UPS man, I didn’t forget about you Leo) have been busy running boxes from Third Man and Buried by Time and Dust up the stairs this week helping me stock the store with tons of great records for your flipping pleasure.
First off we got an order from the elusive, but truly amazing Heavy Metal preservation society, better known as Buried by Time and Dust. If you like your Metal true and your record packaging deluxe you are going to love these well done reissues. All of them come with liner notes packed full of pictures, a poster, heavy weight vinyl and jackets and are all Rob T. approved Heavy Metal masterpieces – just ask him, he’ll be the first to say that these are going to make you lose your mind!
The newest release from BBTD is the reissue of the 1986 LP from England’s Desolation Angels, which also comes with a bonus 7in of their 1983 “Valhalla” 7in. This is all killer NWOBHM without a dull moment, but hearing is truly believing so check it out for yourself.
Next up is a 2LP offering from San Francisco’s Brocas Helm. This has 3 sides of amazing demos from 1983-1989. The performances on these are out of control and the audio quality is very high. The 4th side is their 1994 Ghost story EP – don’t let the date fool you, this is still killer!
There are also LPs from Witchfynde, Mythra and my new personal favorite, Robespierre, make sure you come pick these up so you can keep thrashin’ through your weekend! Check out Robespierre below and hear how great they got this gem to sound once they dragged it out from under the rock it was hiding under and dusted it off!
Also in this week is a sizable order from Jack White’s Third Man records out of Nashville. There are records from Jack White himself – including his most recent LP and all of his in-print singles – the White Stripes, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, the essential weirdness of John Wayne Texas Funeral, and lots of restocks of the Blue and Green series 7 inches. There are two records of note that have never crossed the threshold of 3138 Dobson St before: Elvira and Public Nuisance. The Elvira record is a picture disc 7in, featuring the Mistress of the Dark herself packaged in a fold out glow in the dark coffin-shaped sleeve. In the grooves themselves are two versions of the new theme song to Elvira’s Movie Macabre performed by the Black Belles. The Public Nuisance LP is a slab of American sixties garage, just the way we like it. Unreleased for over 20 years ‘Gotta Survive’ walks a fine line between poppy psychedelia and harder hitting garage, really you just need to hear it.
There are lots of used records hitting the bins as always, so stop down and say hey and browse these fine wears!