Endless Grey Skies

Endless Grey Skies

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Let’s make it an all Tacocat day.  I know this came out a week or two ago now, but it’s still a cool video for a cool song.  Also, Emily has some pretty rad moves, check out the kick flip at 1:33.

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Mean Jeans’ cover of Nirvana’s “Very Ape” off the album “In Utero: In Tribute: In Entirety”.

Available to pre-order now on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-utero-in-tribute/id825844196

Released April 19th, 2014 digitally and physically, the vinyl as part of Record Store Day 2014.

The same soundcloud page/release also features an awesome version of Francis Farmer by Jay Reatard that has been floating around for a while.  I love the dogs barking in the opening.

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Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love
Although I own a collection of records, I consider myself a music fan, and not a collector.  The distinction is that I only buy records that want to listen to and own, never for speculative purposes.  The value is in the music, not resale.  That being said, I feel like in the post-millennial vinyl resurgence it is understood that even though colored vinyl is sonically identical to its black counterpart, it is somehow inherently better, or at least more desirable.  In a world where the vast majority of music is available through a quick google search, it makes sense that those of us who still fetishize the ability to own obsolete media containers and appreciate the aesthetic of things like full-sized album art in all its 12” glory would seek out the most attractive version of those containers. 
In this pursuit, sometimes an item comes along that presents a quandary, a dilemma of sorts.  The $27 (plus shipping) price for the Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love Special Edition White Box Set is already kinda ridiculous.  I realize that no one is forcing me to buy it and that the Regular Edition is a very reasonable, market priced $13.  However, when I saw that for a mere $3 premium I can get the Blood Edition, which in addition to being even move limited (180 vs 380 copies), somehow features lead singer Meredith Graves’s blood mixed into the clear vinyl, I recognized it was an item too perverse to ignore.  How does one even do that?  Did they just mail a pint of her blood to the pressing plant?  Whose job is it to mix her blood with the vinyl?  Why hasn’t Bauhaus ever employed this particular technique to date? How could I ever be expected to truly enjoy an admittedly perfectly adequate and totally listenable pedestrian black copy of this recording knowing that I could’ve owned one alloyed with the band’s actual blood?  Obviously, I couldn’t.  So I swallowed hard and placed the order. 

That the pre-order went live on Valentine’s Day is just icing on the proverbial blood-laced cake.

Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love

Although I own a collection of records, I consider myself a music fan, and not a collector.  The distinction is that I only buy records that want to listen to and own, never for speculative purposes.  The value is in the music, not resale.  That being said, I feel like in the post-millennial vinyl resurgence it is understood that even though colored vinyl is sonically identical to its black counterpart, it is somehow inherently better, or at least more desirable.  In a world where the vast majority of music is available through a quick google search, it makes sense that those of us who still fetishize the ability to own obsolete media containers and appreciate the aesthetic of things like full-sized album art in all its 12” glory would seek out the most attractive version of those containers. 

In this pursuit, sometimes an item comes along that presents a quandary, a dilemma of sorts.  The $27 (plus shipping) price for the Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love Special Edition White Box Set is already kinda ridiculous.  I realize that no one is forcing me to buy it and that the Regular Edition is a very reasonable, market priced $13.  However, when I saw that for a mere $3 premium I can get the Blood Edition, which in addition to being even move limited (180 vs 380 copies), somehow features lead singer Meredith Graves’s blood mixed into the clear vinyl, I recognized it was an item too perverse to ignore.  How does one even do that?  Did they just mail a pint of her blood to the pressing plant?  Whose job is it to mix her blood with the vinyl?  Why hasn’t Bauhaus ever employed this particular technique to date? How could I ever be expected to truly enjoy an admittedly perfectly adequate and totally listenable pedestrian black copy of this recording knowing that I could’ve owned one alloyed with the band’s actual blood?  Obviously, I couldn’t.  So I swallowed hard and placed the order. 

That the pre-order went live on Valentine’s Day is just icing on the proverbial blood-laced cake.

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