Category: Cut Outs

These are the gems I found in the Cut Out Bins! This is the reason for starting this blog.

How I Fell In Love With The Cure's "Catch"

I found a copy of Th Cut Out Kid e Cure’s Galore in the cut-out bins, and I was intrigued. It’s a singles collection, and I’ve always been a fan of their hits, including “Just Like Heaven,” “In Between Days,” and “Pictures of You.” Why not make the purchase? A bunch of great songs I... Read more »

Chemical Brothers "Come With Us"

Chemical Brothers "Come With Us"
I’m a fan of the Chemical Brothers. So, when I saw Come With Us in the cut out bins, I had to snag it! Most of their stuff is packed full of big beats and catchy samples, and that’s how this records starts. “Come with Us,” is a typical Chemical’s banger, hip-hop vs dance rock!... Read more »

"The Best Of Rod Stewart," A Sweet Sounding Surprise

"The Best Of Rod Stewart," A Sweet Sounding Surprise
Out of the 7 CD’s I rescued from The Brown Elephant, The Best Of Rod Stewart, was the biggest surprise. “Why,” you ask? Well, not because of his classic bedroom romp with “Maggie,” or the complimentary revelation of “You Wear It Well.” Not even Stewart’s soulful pipes on “Every Picture Tells A Story” surprised me.... Read more »
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The Kooks "See The Sun" Live From Maidstone

“I see the sun rising/And all you see is its fall, fall, fall” “So come on up/Wasn’t it you who said life was like a plastic cup/To be used and then disposed of Yeah but that’s no way to live a life like yours/Don’t you see now how I pay” Woke up this morning with... Read more »

The Dylans-"Spirit Finger" Suffers The Sophomore Slump

The Dylans-"Spirit Finger" Suffers The Sophomore Slump
When folks were stuck in Stone Roses purgatory, waiting for the “Second Coming,” the rest of Britain was piggybacking off of that Madchester success they birthed. Hoping to be the next big thing, we witnessed a slew of new bands who didn’t have the sustainable success or longevity of their predecessors, but did put out... Read more »

Bash & Pop's One & Only Album

Bash & Pop's One & Only Album
Following the breakup of the Replacements in 1991, bass player Tommy Stinson formed a band with a few of the remaining members and called it Bash & Pop. Friday Night Is Killing Me, released in 1993, was the only studio album they recorded.  But, it’s definitely a gem worth hunting down, especially if you like... Read more »
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Finally Purchased A Copy of Peter Murphy's "Deep"

Finally Purchased A Copy of Peter Murphy's "Deep"
Well, I did it. I finally broke down and purchased a copy of Peter Murphy’s Deep.  it was $0.50, and brand spanking new! As a kid, I saw this record cover a lot. I heard the lead single “Cuts You Up” countless times on Chicago’s WXRT and saw the video, over and over, on MTV’s 120... Read more »

The Cut Out Kid Loves Waiting Room Records

The Cut Out Kid Loves Waiting Room Records
“These CD’s are $1 each.” I can’t tell you how happy that sign made me. About once a month I hit up a record store and peruse the cut out bins. This time I headed to Uptown Normal, IL, to the awesome expanse that is Waiting Room Records. Record shopping is a favorite pastime of... Read more »

The Shins-"Oh, Inverted World," For $1?

Artist/Album: The Shins–Oh, Inverted World Reason For Purchase: If you remember the movie Garden State, then you might remember the incredible soundtrack that followed?  This is where I first heard The Shins. I’ll never forget those first chords of  “Caring Is Creepy.” Well, first the eerie whistle, then the chords, and then the cold, high-pitched... Read more »
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Rival Schools-Pedals

Artist/Album: Rival Schools–Pedals Reason For Purchase: First I found Walter Schreifels band Walking Concert in the cut out bins and fell in love with the record Run to Be Born. Then I did some research and found out that he was also the lead singer for Rival Schools. I went out and purchased their debut,... Read more »