Tuesday, July 22, 2008

AFS v. 186 ~ At Last, My Grail!


It took about 12 years of looking, but by the grace of the internet, I finally have my very own copy of the one and only LP by the Philadelphia band known as Blue (not these weaksucks pictured here! (sorry, there's damn near nothing on the internet about this band!)). I quickly collected all of their 7"es--highlighted by the incredible Moe Ho Speed EP on ERL Records--but years and years of searching "B" sections at every used record store I visited was unlucky everytime. Well, there were the two times I tried to order it offa GEMM.com; one time, the vendor took my money, but a record never materialized. Another time, I thought I found a copy, but the vendor said that the title was no longer in stock. I've never even looked at that site in the eight years since! But thanks to Justin--honcho at the excellent Collectorscum.com site--I finally have it...All because of a little boohooin' about how I never found a copy of the thing!

Was it worth the wait? Well, the LP definitely sounds like a "grunge"-era artifact. Very much a product of the time. It's not nearly as original as their mindbending B-side of Moe Ho Speed or as consistently impactful as their Bovine or Datapanik sides, but it definitely has a few very awesome moments, and I'm very happy to have it. This "Hair Grow Long" song's pretty loosey-goosey before the guitars gnarl up to near-Liquorball proportions.

Shall I test my luck now? Any of you got the Mercury 4°F LP? Been kickin' myself since I passed up my chance to buy it about 10 years ago. Also, how about that full-length CD by Designer?

You can download this week's show AT THIS LINK HERE! @ 192kbps
(archived for ~4 weeks)

Or, also AT THIS LINK (@ 320 kbps!!!)
(archived for ~10 weeks)

DAN GREEN | I Pledge Allegiance | The Dan Green Collection 1968 2x45 | Double Agent 2008 (orig 1968)
DAN GREEN | Moonflower
THE WIGGINS | In the Night | Feed the Ghost 7" | Dull Knife *new
PUMICE | Sick Bay Duvet | Quo | Soft Abuse *new
LOVER! | Foxhole Madness | Man in the Woods 7" | Rob's House *new
VERMILLION SANDS | Wake Me When I Die | Mary 7" | Rijapov *new
SMITH WESTERNS | Spiritus Sanctus | Irukandji 7" | HoZac *new
TY SEGALL | Can't Talk | Horn the Unicorn CS | Wizard Mountain *new
JACK OF HEART | San Francisco | San Francisco 7" | Rob's House *new
BLUE | Hair Grow Long | Solid State | Flipped Out 1992?
AS*US | Tom Don't Give a Fuck About RnR | Executive Suites | Autistic Theater *new
BLACK & WHITE | ???/??? | Suicide CS | no label *new
TALBOT TAGORA | Mouth Rainboy | v/a: I Ate Your Legs | Thankless *new
ABE VIGODA | Cranes | Skeleton | PPM *new
LOVE TAN | Backwoods | self-titled 7" | Sweet Rot *new
JAY REATARD | Fluorescent Grey | split 7" w/ Deerhunter | Matador *new
THE PIZZAS | Bad Ass Youth | Bad-Ass Youth 7" | Daggerman 2008
CHEAP TIME | Wildlife | Handy Man 7" | Douche Master 2008
APACHE | Crystal Clear | Boys Life 7" | Douche Master 2008
ANTEENAGERS M.C. | Let's Get Back Together [The Kick] | (Illusions of the) Teens 7" | Plastic Idol *new
THE PETS | Misdirection | Misdirection | Static Impulse *new
THE NYMPHETS | Feels Like Motherfuckers | Feels Like Motherfuckers 7" | Psychic Handshake *new
BLACK ORPHAN | Singularity | 4-song 7" | UFO Dictator *new
OCTAGON CONTROL | Knowledge Is Par | Fuck You, Ellen! CS | Ick Ick *new
LEADERS | East End Girls | 2nd Demo CDR | no label *new
NICE FACE | Hidden Automatic | Thing in My Head 7" | Sacred Bones *new
NOTHING PEOPLE | Boccioni's Mother | Anonymous | S-S Records *new
THE PINK NOISE | Aircar | Dream Code | Sacred Bones *new
THE SHINING PATH | Chocolate Gasoline | Chocolate Gasoline | Holy Mountain *new
BARN OWL | Voice of the Other | From Our Mouths a Perpetual Light | Not Not Fun *new
MENACE RUINE | Sky as a Reversed Abyss | Cult of Ruins | Alien8 *new
DUCHESSES | The Fox Hunt [Hunted & Licked Mix by Weasel Walter] | Estupet | Apop *new
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS | Grotesque Fleet of Garbage | Dilapidated Head & Torso Aggregations | self-released *new
tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE | Navigating the Obstacle Course of 'Usic | Mechanically Repetitive/ReRecorded Records | Dear Skull *new
THE ANALS | Commando of Love | Commando of Love 7" | Sweet Rot *new

4 comments:

Peter said...

Come on over to my blog for Blue's "Blastpheme" cassette from '86...plus my little Blue story. Blue fucking ruled, but yeah something happened around Solid State...
http:pessimistclub.blogspot.com
--Peter

Peter said...
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DJ Rick said...

Thanks for that, Peter! When I went Googling for Blue, I never found the link to your blog. For the benefit of anyone reading this, here's the direct link to it...
http://pessimistclub.blogspot.com/2008/07/blue-blastpheme-1986.html

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