This is not okay because major corporations shouldn't be cashing in on the fame and notoriety of underground icons.
This is okay because a man who fought The Man through suburban hardcore music warfare is cashing in on his own fame and notoriety as an underground icon.
This is okay because an original band member and Dischord worker is selling it. From his personal punk archive. "Good luck finding another copy in such pristine condition." Thanks, Jeff Nelson!
Does the first press Minor Threat EP come with a "Pay no more than" stamp? I'm just wondering if the tragic irony of cashing in on the supposedly not-for-sale is as blatantly obvious as it seems.
Bonus points for the nonchalant doublespeak to remind everyone just who the seller was. Punk profiteering while riding the nostalgia wave produced a nice boost to the ol' self-esteem. Not to mention a significant overage on what that record normally fetches.
Animal Collective | Sung Tongs | Fat Cat | Black 2xLP Bat for Lashes | Fur and Gold | Echo | Black Bat for Lashes | Two Suns | Echo | Black Doomhawk | S/T | Rumbletowne | Black Hurley, Michael | Armchair Boogie | Mississippi | Black King Khan & The Shrines | What Is?! | Vice | Black 2xLP Russell, Arthur | The World of Arthur Russell | Soul Jazz | Black 2xLP St. Vincent | Marry Me | Beggars Banquet | Black Tillis, Bishop Perry | In Times Like These.... | Mississippi | Black V/A | Love is Love | Mississippi | Black
Record Store Day has its uses, I suppose. It's still an industry farce, but I won't argue with discounts. I will be bummed for not picking up that copy of "Dear You," though.
Comet Gain | Hate Soul b/w When You Come Back I'll Feel Like Jesus Coming Off the Cross | Kill Rock Stars | Black Fresh & Onlys | I'll Tell You Everything & I Saw You Seeing Me | Dirty Knobby | Black
Bird, Andrew | The Mysterious Production of Eggs | Grimsey | Black Callahan, Bill | Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle | Drag City | Black Comet Gain | Beautiful Despair | What's Your Rupture? | Black Comet Gain | Broken Record Prayers | What's Your Rupture? | Black 2xLP Comet Gain | Tigertown Pictures | Kill Rock Stars | Black DC Snipers | Missile Sunset | Dead Beat | Black Green Day | Dookie | Reprise | Black Human Mess | Follow You Home | No Way | White Russell, Arthur | Love is Overtaking Me | Rough Trade | Black 2xLP Russell, Arthur | The Sleeping Bag Sessions | Sleeping Bag/Traffic | Black 2xLP Sacred Shock | You're Not With Us | Residue | Translucent Green Sleeper Cell | S/T | Partners in Crime | Black So Cow | S/T | Tic Tac Totally | Black Thomas, Fred | Flood | Leroy St. Records | White | 41/320 V/A | Record Store Day 2009 Edition | Sony Music Entertainment | Black
This is what you call a haul. I'm not quite sure what happened this weekend. And I didn't even get anything at Fest. But on that note: listen to The Body.
Brilliant Colors | Highly Evolved | Captured Tracks | Black Cheap Girls | Art of the Underground Single Series Vol. 39 | Art of the Underground | Black | 64/350 Comet Gain | Herbert Huncke Part I b/w No Spotlite on Sometimes | Germ of Youth | Black Complaints | S/T | Youth Attack! | White Dinosaur Jr. | Yer Son EP | Fat Possum | Black Idle Times | Get Your Feet Off the Ground b/w Driving You Sad | Woodsist | Black Mayfair Set | S/T | Captured Tracks | Black Psyched to Die | Sterile Walls | Grave Mistake | Translucent Red Q and Not U | Hot and Informed | Dischord | Translucent Yellow Sick Mormons | S/T | Gummopunx/Demonomania/Angry Youth | Black Social Circkle | Static Eyes | No Way | Yellow Woods | S/T | Captured Tracks | Black Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Zero | Interscope | Black Ringers/Blotto | Split | Snuffy Smiles | Black
1994! | Thank You Arms and Fingers | Inkblot | Cream Beets | Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to Be Cool | Captured Tracks | Black Bitters | Wooden Glove | Captured Tracks | Black Blessure Grave | Learn to Love the Rope | Captured Tracks | Black Brainworms | Swear to Me | Rorschach | Blue Callahan, Bill | Woke on a Whaleheart | Drag City | Black Cambridge Concept of Timothy Clover | A Harvard Square Affair | Capitol | Black Chain and the Gang | Down With Liberty...Up With Chains! | K | Black Crystal Antlers | Tentacles | Touch and Go | Black Dinosaur Jr. | Beyond | Fat Possum | Black Dinosaur Jr. | You're Living All Over Me | SST | Black Drive Like Jehu | S/T| Cargo/Headhunter | Black Embrace | S/T | Dischord | Translucent Red Jay-Z | The Blueprint | Roc-A-Fella | Black 2xLP Lungfish | Love is Love | Dischord | Black Mirah | C'mon Miracle | K | Black Mirah | Storageland | Yoyo | Black, One-Sided w/Etching Mountain Goats | Nothing for Juice. | Ajax | Black Ochs, Phil | All the News That's Fit to Sing | Elektra | Black Ochs, Phil | Chords of Fame | A&M | Black 2xLP Polvo | Celebrate the New Dark Age | Merge | Black Q and Not U | No Kill No Beep Beep | Dischord | Translucent Yellow Radio Faces | Party at the Bushwick Hotel | Art of the Underground | Black Secret Mommy | Babies That Hunt | Orthlorng Musork | Black Timberlake, Justin | Futuresex/Lovesounds | Zomba | Black 2xLP Vile, Kurt | Constant Hitmaker | Woodsist | Black Yeah Yeah Yeahs | It's Blitz! | Interscope | Black V/A | Last Kind Words | Mississippi | Black
Black Clouds | S/T | Baby Doll | Black Cheeky | Choke on a Cheeseburger | Freedom School | Black Chickita | Karen Learns About Our Nation | 100% Breakfast | Black Middle America | S/T | Home Invasion | Black Nice Face | Mnemonic Device b/w Situation is Facing Utter Annihilation | Sacred Bones | Black No Talk | Confusion b/w Outside World | Going Underground | Black Slices | S/T | Home Invasion | Black
Micachu | Jewellery | Rought Trade | Black Nite Jewel | Good Evening | Gloriette | Black Ringers | Detention Halls | Yo-Yo | Black Vile, Kurt & the Violators | The Hunchback EP | Richie | Black Waits, Tom | Blue Valentine | Asylum | Black Waits, Tom | Small Change | Asylum | Black Wavves | Wavvves | Fat Possum | Black Wipers | Over the Edge | Jackpot | Black Woods | Songs of Shame | Woodsist | Black