Just a quickie tonight since I’m about to get evicted from my computer room by a gaggle of shrieking sleepover friends of my daughter. I buy a lot of new LPs and love ’em and I’m still working my way back through all manner of artists’ back catalogues. I own a few good records now, well, 1805 of them to be precise (don’t tell the wife!) but incredibly cool as I undoubtedly am, I still get surprised by all the gaps I have in there.
It was only last week that I bought Clash London Calling and The Band Music From Big Pink for the first time in my life*, and yesterday I bought Thin Lizzy Jailbreak and Rainbow Long Live Rock’n’Roll – too many, too many!
These aren’t rare records, I don’t crave originals as long as reissues haven’t skimped on the sleeves and liners, I’m fine, I’ve always wanted them but just hadn’t got around to them yet.
I’m rapidly coming to realise I won’t get to ever own everything cool on vinyl and that I’m doomed to reenact a harrowing Sisyphusian ordeal, except it’s all about the wax and gate folds, rather than boulders and ancient Greek mythological shit like that.
So my idle question to all you gnarly, obsessive, imbalanced, socially inadequate musical types out there is what classic(s) might we be surprised that you have never quite got around to buying yet?
576 Down (still).
*on lovely fat 180g re-released vinyl.