Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 17

Anthrax-I'm The Man 12"

I got this one out of a Half Price grab bag box. Pretty excited when I pulled it out since I'm a huge fan of 80's Anthrax and I did have this on cassette when it originally came out.
Listening to it now, "I'm The Man" is pretty silly, but still fun. Sid 1 has the radio and uncensored versions and then the cover of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" which is damn good.
Side 2 opens with a live version of "I'm The Man" and by this time you are already sick of this song. You can kind of tell they are too. They run through the chorus like they are bored out of their minds.
The other two songs on this side are live versions of "Caught In A Mosh" and "I Am The Law". Interesting side story is that these songs were recorded live at the Arcadia Theater in Dallas, TX in July of 1987. I was 14 at the time, and tried to get into this show, but it was sold out. My buddies got to go so I was stuck by myself until the show was over. Cool thing is was a record store next to the Arcadia at the time and I did get to meet Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna. Nice dudes, but now that I think about it, why the fuck didn't they get me into show? Assholes...
I did get to catch them a couple of years later at the Bronco Bowl with Public Enemy and Primus. Now that was a cool show.

Various Artists- Future Vintage: Covers of The Apples in stereo

This is a 12" promo I got at the record store I work at one day a week. It's a promo "celebrating the release of The Apples in stereo Travellers in Space and Time" lp.
I was always a fan of The Apples in stereo but never owned any of their stuff in any format. Even though this is a 12" of 6 different bands covering their material, it makes me want to get more of their stuff.
Ted Leo and The Generationals both do versions of "Ruby", Bad Veins cover "Benefits of Lying (with a friend), Throw Me The Statue do "The Rainbow, Maps and Atlases handle "Same Old Drag" and Elf Power finish off the record with "Strawberryfire".
Definitely a nice little collectors item for any fan of The Apples in stereo. I may listen to this one again.....right now.

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