It Came From the Bins – 2

Picked some pretty interesting “new” music today…

My first stop was the Bins, which is typically good spot to find old records. I’ve even found some really great LPs there from time to time. Not this time. There was some guy there indiscriminately grabbing everything, and yelling at everyone around. For fear they might break some of the records. Either way, I got away with:

  • a Hall & Oats album
  • Cat Stevens, the album about the cat.
  • a couple Linda Ronstadt albums
  • Johnny Rivers
  • Ina Gadda Da Vita (however that’s spelled) by Iron Butterfly. I had owned once before, but that was years ago.

Those were the few albums that were missed in the blind record grab. I can only imagine what great things I had missed out on. So, after that failed attempt, I stopped by the Salvation Army. …and they were closing in five minutes. I ran to the back and dug through their short stack with no avail ultimately deciding to stop by the local Goodwill on my way home.

Best decision I made all day. I came out with some pretty good stuff:

  • Buck Owens LP that we didn’t already have.
  • a Willis Brothers album I’d never seen
  • Fool on the Hill, by Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66. I’d had owned this album previously, but lost years ago
  • a Percy Faith album with one of the best album covers I’ve ever seen
  • a sweet 80’s rock compilation of great stuff like Ozzy and Krokus

The cover of the compilation looked like some super 80’s cheese, but the music on it was great. I listened to it multiple times over the weekend, and at this point I’m going to say that it was probably the best album of the overall pick. Compilation LP’s are always good, they’re like a stack of 45’s that you don’t have to flip every 2 minutes.

Fuck you record grabber guy, I just won the day!


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