V/A, New Wave (1977)
I bet this was formative for a lot of people – one of those perfect/imperfect compilations that takes you into a whole new world. Well, it wasn’t for me. But the music on it – most of it – meant a whole lot to me. I just heard it in other places first. So hearing it now, grouped together here, is like a second reading. I look at this LP – its cover, the condition of the record – and I image that a lot of fun was had, a lot of “learning”, some yearning no doubt too. What joints were rolled on this cover? What types of beer can were emptied across it at some point in the early/mid-1980s? Where did it hide out for a few years before being recycled to the second-hander? Are we the records we buy? Or do we buy the records we long to be? These – and other questions – might one day be answered (or at least asked) in this sort of style by Werner Herzog.
Sample Track: Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys)
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