TL;DR: I got a rare CD cheaply and will post some music later
I haven’t posted for a few days because I’m actually in Edinburgh doing an orchestral course. We had a free afternoon yesterday, giving me the opportunity to visit my favourite music shop ever (Hogs Head Music) before it closed for the evening.
Most of my haul is displayed above - Anacrusis’ Manic Impressions, Van Der Graaf Generator’s The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other, Joy Division’s Substance, Echo & The Bunnymen’s Evergreen (kind of rubbish, but hey, only £1.50), the debut EP (35/150) of an Edinburgh-based band whose guitarist I vaguely know, Acatalepsy, and Death’s Scream Bloody Gore, coming to a grand total of £22.50 - £3.75 per CD. I’m especially pleased with Scream Bloody Gore because it seems to be a legit first European pressing on Under One Flag, thereby making it worth at least three times what I paid for it. I’m also quite excited about the Acatalepsy, since I saw them a while ago and was rather impressed - Gorguts-like tech death, just the way I like it. Also, it’s limited. I never have limited edition things!
So far, all I’ve listened to is Evergreen - the title track is good, the rest isn’t really. I never liked Echo & The Bunnymen anyway, so that’s fine. I downloaded Manic Impressions from Anacrusis’ website, so I already know it, and have listened to the Van Der Graaf Generator once on Spotify, but it’s nice to have physical copies of and lyrics to things. The rest of the stuff I haven’t heard at all - looking forward to listening to what many people call the first death metal album and seeing how it compares to Possessed’s Seven Churches! I’m also planning on making a trip to Vinyl Villains on Friday, since I’ve never been before. Exciting stuff!