Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Dream Record want List
When I first read Robert Crumb's comics, I was drawn straight away to the realistic cynicism of the everyday grind and loved the way he called records "sides". I was also gladdened to see he was another compiler of "Want Lists". I've always done it and currently have 3 lists running simultaneously:
1. Records To Buy - this will largely go unfulfilled as my desire far outstrips economic supply
2. Jazz To Look Out For - newly started this year. Names and albums i've picked up from reading books etc and hearing stuff on the 'Spill that might be worth checking out
3. Dream Record Want List - this one doesn't change much and consists of records that might not mean anything to anyone else but are either rare or i've just never been able to find a copy, they are held in mythic regard in my mind.
Here's the Top 5 from my Dream Record Want List:
1. Crime - "Hotwire My Heart"/ "Baby You're So Repulsive" (7")
2. Crime - "Murder By Guitar"/ "Frustration" (7")
3. Lightning Bolt - "Lightning Bolt" also called "The Yellow Album". (Original LP)
4. Badly Drawn Boy - "EP1" (7")
5. Raccoo-oo-oon/Woods - Split LP (10")
Now, surely i'm not the only 'Spiller that does this, am I?? Am I??! Not necessarily only records of course.