Anyway, we visited both The Groove and Grimey's. Here are the goodies we brought home! Not too many since we're on a tight budget, but good enough stuff.
Left to right: Decoration Day by the Drive-By Truckers, Misery Is A Butterfly by Blonde Redhead and a 7" single of We're Gonna Rise by The Breeders
The Breeders and Blonde Redhead albums were "my" purchases, while Robert picked up Decoration Day. I won't lie though, I wanted to own it too! The Drive-By Truckers are the the most rocking of Southern Rock bands ever to exist. None of these were special Record Store Day releases - we couldn't find any of the ones we were looking for! Either they sold out before we came, or our local stores didn't have them. It was still a nice day.
Our stuff came in this handy bag, which has a pocket inside for 45s. Blogger decided to turn the picture and I'm too lazy to fix it.
Vinyl is such a fun way to listen to music. I'm no audiophile and I can't truly tell if music sounds better on a record player, but it's definitely a more tactile experience: very hands-on. Listening to records is an activity within itself: you put the needle on, then you sit on the floor and look at the nice big album art [a must] and then you have to be around to flip the record over.
Here are some music videos!
The Breeders have probably been my absolute favorite band for the last couple of years. I listen to them nonstop. I see no reason to stop.
Before this musical era of my life, Blonde Redhead was probably my "favorite band" for a little while. Still think they're brilliant, but listening to them does remind me of glummer times in my life! Here's a more upbeat song, though the video is a little too... uncanny valley for me -- meaning, if you don't like creepy humanlike robots, don't watch it.