USED VINYL ALERT
Down the stairs we go for this week's edition of the Used Vinyl Alert, where the new arrivals bin (LP & 7") is chock full of rare and obscure post-punk and new wave, classic hip-hop, disco and soul, and much more.
In addition to rare and collectible Beatles, Grateful Dead, Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Tim Buckley, and Frank Zappa, we see some crucial LPs from Crazy Horse, John Prine, Alexis Korner, Caravan, and the Nice. Metal is in from a host of obscure one-offs, as well as bigger names like Black Sabbath, Dio, Great White, Guns n Roses, and Suicidal Tendencies.
A deep and beguiling spread of lesser known 80s indie rock and new wave comes through from too many names to list, including The Weeds, Hollywood Autopsy, Bruce Joyner, One Plus Two, Scruffy the Cat, Nothing Painted Blue, and many more. On the synth and industrial end of things, we go even farther, with LPs and EPs from A Certain Ratio, Happy Mondays, OMD, Art of Noise, Play Dead, Portion Control, Flying Lizards, Ministry, Section 25, Cabaret Voltaire, the Membranes, Sex Gang Children, and oodles more.
A hall of fame of early hiphop is here, including EPs from Spoonie Gee, T La Rock, Naughty By Nature, House of Pain, Mantronix, Digital Underground, Sugar Hill Gang, Queen Latifah, Paris, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B and Rakim, and several more.
Jazz rolls in from Chico Hamilton, Moondog, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, the LA Four, Rufus Harley, and Max Roach. Plenty of classical and international cheapies are here, and we've got some more contemporary LPs from Of Montreal, Die Antwoord, Courtney Barnett, the Oh Sees, the Men, Ought, Parquet Courts, Future Islands, Father John Misty, and Cigarettes After Sex.