Wednesday 16 March 2011
Disappointed, I Think So.
Well in the end I did succumb and the box set arrived yesterday and I am feeling a bit ambivalent towards it.
On the one hand it is a lovely box, all red and round, a bit like the celebrations tin I got at Christmas but plastic. Everything is in there that should be T-shirt (large) that will stay in the wrapper as the last time I fitted into a large would have been sometime during the last decade, book, prints, cds (x5), DVD, Vinyl and slipmat.
I knew what was going to be in the box so why am I so underwhelmed by the thing?
Because as soon as I look at the vinyl I feel "had", as on the bottom left of the centre label it says Sony Music, and I'm not sure why that pisses me off but it does.
So I am now rather regretting getting this, especially as I can't find anywhere to put the bloody thing, I'm certainly not going to have it nestling up to my still in remarkably good condition original copy of the album.
Oh and another thing, the slipmat is not half as good quality as the Ninja Tunes ones I've had for the best part of fifteen years.
I know, it's my own fault, nobody made me buy it. But I can hear the words of a certain John Lydon at the end of the last Pistols gig at Winterland reverberate in my head.
Here's one of the tracks from the live cd recorded at the Hollywood Palladium
Primal Scream - No Fun