Black Sabbath - Mob Rules.
Mark’s Records #63
Kiss - Destroyer. I know Gene Simmons has been saying some pretty stupid things lately but that doesn’t change the fact that I now own this record.
Mark’s Records #62
Iron Maiden - Running Free 12”, with live versions of “Running Free”, “Sanctuary”, and “Murders In The Rue Morgue”. I think this is the last of Mark’s Iron Maiden records I have to post. It was a bonus because I found it tucked into the Live After Death LP cover.
Mark’s Records #61
The Irving Klaws - 7” EP. Found this at a thrift shop that was having a going-out-of-business sale, marked down from $1.00 to 25¢. It’s pretty damned good! Reminds me of The Cramps.
Janis Joplin postage stamps. Because I was the first person to ask for them at my local post office they gave me the cover sheet. I’m not a stamp collector but I think that’s cool.
The Godz. I like this record but when I looked it up on Spotify I found music from the other, earlier Godz. I like them even more. Gonna have to search for some of their records now.
Mark reminisces: ”That is such a great album. I remember taking it to a party at a friend’s house after I bought it. Not a word was spoken the entire time the record was playing. My friend Eric broke the silence when the record finished commenting, “Wow, what a way to end an album”, after the drum solo at the end of “Candy`s Going Bad”.”
Mark’s Records #59
Yesterday’s yard sale finds. Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn, The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints, The Light Company - Fantasy And Reality, The Light Company - Carry On. $1.00 each. I was most pleased to find the top two records in excellent shape, opened but still in the shrink wrap. I thought the two Light Company records might be some rare and valuable lost psych classics. I was wrong. They are pleasant folkies, kind of like The Smothers Brothers without the jokes.
Every time I venture into a store these days I am hearing a-ha’s “Take On Me” over the sound systems. Every time I do I can’t stop it from running through my head on an endless loop. It has been stuck in my brain for weeks. Is this some plot to keep me from thinking important thoughts? Do you hear it too?