Thursday, April 8, 2010

Calling All Record Collectors: Was This As Good a Find as I Think It Is?

Linus is right. The only thing funner than going record shopping is actually finding an awesome and unexpected record in the bargain bin! I found a soundtrack to a movie I had never heard of from 1978 called That Summer!. From what I can gather, the film is about young people growing up in the 70s in England. The thing that caught my eye, however, is who is on the Soundtrack. Look at this track listing:

Ian Dury And The Blockheads - "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
Mink DeVille - "Spanish Stroll"
Elvis Costello - "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea"
The Boomtown Rats - "She's So Modern"
Zones - "New Life"
The Only Ones - "Another Girl, Another Planet"
Wreckless Eric - "Whole Wide World"
Patti Smith Group - "Because The Night"
The Boomtown Rats - "Kicks"
The Ramones - "Rockaway Beach"
The Undertones - "Teenage Kicks"
Eddie And The Hot Rods - "Do Anything You Wanna Do"
Ian Dury And The Blockheads - "What A Waste"
Nick Lowe - "I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass"
Elvis Costello - "Watching The Detectives"
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - "Blank Generation"

There is nothing second rate about this entire album! From beginning to end, it's fabulous. But then, even better, I opened the gatefold and looked inside and found that it's imported from the UK and printed on transparent yellow vinyl! Not only that, but apparently, as far as my search has shown so far, this album was never printed on CD, and was never released in any format in the United States, which makes me glow with extra excitement. As somebody who's a big fan of new-wave/punk, this was a terrific find. And at only a dollar, I consider this a complete and total steal.

I just wanted to share a totally non-theological aspect of my life with you all. Thanks for listening; now back to business.


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