Monday, April 5, 2010
I had agreed with a comment that was made yesterday during a lengthy four-way G-mail chat session (which will find its way here, natch) that basically CDs are 'just landfill.'
I mean, they are. Have you been inside a purely CD store lately? Talk about dispiriting, whereas stores specializing in vinyl are thriving—or at the very least are the epicenters of hipness.
But if you're reading this, I'm thinking you agree with this notion already. Preaching/choir - I get it.
Oh, but every now an again comes the compilation CD whose curators know just what the hell they're doing:
'Bustin' Out, The Post Punk Era 1979-1981' the first in the New Wave To New Beat series, is an often-startling picture of the no-holds-barred musical ructions which sprang up after punk's scorched earth revolution. Compiler Mike Maguire has made a rigid stand against being pigeon-holed throughout his 30 year DJing career, spreading the message that no sound or genre should be compartmentalised. This multi-hued set is a fine testimony to this ethos.
So, in a move whose karmic goodness suits us just fine thank you, this week's RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway is uh, a CD. And a damn good one at that:
Tubeway Army - Replicas | Killing Joke - Almost Red | Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire | Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps | Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face | Material feat. Nona Hendryx - Bustin' Out | Josef K - Sorry For Laughing | Chris and Cosey - Heartbeat | MOEV - Cracked Mirror | Front 242 - Body To Body | Tuxedomoon - Desire | Dead Can Dance - Frontier (1981 demo) | No More - Suicide Commando | 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea
The rules can't be any simpler for our RSD2010 Giveaways. All you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment in the comments section to that week's giveaway letting us know why you deserve to win that week's LP.
Be creative, funny, incisive—whatever it takes to grab our attention to deem you the winner. Most important however is to leave us a contact email address! You can be brilliant as hell, but if we can't track ya' down, you're out of the running.
All winners will all be notified on Monday (4/12) upon the launch of the LAST RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway!
Killing Joke - Almost Red (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 10:11 AM