Mar 30, 2009

Diggin' In The Crates "Double Vision Vinyl Eyecandy" Edition

Short but sweet, and maybe leave you with a bit of a buzz too, throwing in two items to make up for missing last week.

From the ongoing split-single series Under The Influence, released by Suburban Home Records and sold through their vinyl lovers' site 

Artists: Mustard Plug/Bomb The Music Industry!
Title: Waiting Room/Gold Sounds
Label: Suburban Home
Vinyl: Red and green splattered clear vinyl (700 copies)

Several BTMI! records have been featured here in DITC when it was a more irregular and random series, including the half-black, half-transparent green edition of their Goodbye Cool World album that caught Brother Langdon's eye. On this disc, BTMI! cover Pavement's "Gold Sounds" (from their seminal Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain album) while third-wave ska veterans Mustard Plug present a version of Fugazi's "Waiting Room" (from their first 12" EP, later the first half of the 13 Songs CD) that brings out more of the reggae side of the song that was only hinted at by Joe Lally's bass lines and Ian MacKaye's guitar parts on the original recording. 

And then we have...

Artist: Drag The River
Title: Having A Party/Jeff Black Song
Label: Suburban Home
Vinyl: "Whiskey and Coke" colored vinyl (700 copies)

Musically, the band turns their A-side cover of the Sam Cooke classic into a last-call country-esque lament. Physically, this release is probably the only release in the Under The Influence series to date to not only have the same band be on both sides of the 45, but also have a non-rare color that is nicer than the "rare" color (300 yellow and white half-and-half) offered by Suburban Home (although, granted, the almost equally nice Mustard Plug/BTMI! 45 is also the more common color of that 1000-copy pressing).


Anonymous said...

I can definitely see the appeal of collecting these, (obviously there's the music plus) they look sweet.

CJ Marsicano said...

...and in my case, they get played. They don't just sit in boxes. :)