Monday 17 January 2011
One Hundred Quid For A Slipmat And A T- Shirt !
I've decided that there is some deep psychological flaw that I suffer from, in layman's terms it is possibly called being a completest sadsack of a man but there will be some technical term for the affliction but I'm not sure that there is a cure.
A couple of months ago when I heard that there was going to be a 20th anniversary edition of Screamadelica, straight away before I even knew what the release would consist of I said to myself I'm for some of that. When I did find out the contents I started to drool with anticipation, you didn't just get the lp on heavyweight vinyl but also a cd off all of the remixes, the Dixie Narco ep, an unreleased live concert from 1992, a book, and a dvd. But what sold it to me was the slipmatt emblazoned with the artwork which would also be on the replica tour t-shirt and all for the bargain price of one hundred pounds!
Now, any sane person, who owned the album on both vinyl and cd, all of the 12" singles and therefore all of the mixes and the Dixie Narco ep would not have entertained this as they would have reasoned that it was not necessary to own all of this stuff again and shell out a lot of money when skint just to own a slipmat and a t-shirt but not me I pre ordered the package before I could say rip-off bastards and it has been in and out of my shopping basket on a weekly basis ever since.
At the time of writing it is not in the shopping basket but there is still time. I really think that that slipmat will look lovely on my SL1200. This is my other problem, when I buy these limited edition things, they don't just sit in the cupboard they are opened and played diminishing their value as a collectors item considerably. Take the ltd Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space blister pack, there really was no need to open all 12 of the discs and make sure that it was the correct tracks that were on them, especially as there was absolutely no remastering done. But out of curiosity I had to open them, play them just to make sure and make the package worth hee-haw.
At the moment sanity is prevailing but I'm really not sure for how long.
As an aside, I had the t-shirt. Bought at the Barrowlands in October 1991 but had to be bin it in July ofthe following year. I will not go into the sordid details but it did involve a mate, my cousin, said t-shirt and the use of my parents bed.! The memory still rankles.
I'm off to the arse end of civilisation for a couple of days, Luton. So no activity here until probably Thursday.
Primal Scream - Loaded (Live 2010)