Category: Cut Outs

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

Shopping At Reckless Turned Up An Old Everlast Single

Shopping At Reckless Turned Up An Old Everlast Single
Record shopping at Reckless last week I came across something I had never seen, an Everlast single (12″ Maxi) for “I Got The Knack,” released in 1990. Yep, kind of unbelievable, and very old school, if anything ever was. I had owned this as a kid on cassette single, remember those? They were affordable and... Read more »

Night Moves Has Me Singing About "Mexico"

Night Moves Has Me Singing About "Mexico"
I’ve never wanted to sing about “Mexico” more since I heard this Night Moves tune. Don’t you leave me, don’t go/There’s something around here I’m trying to outgrow Alameda, Alameda. Don’t go/The silence around me, it pulls be below “Alameda, Al-a-a-Alemeda-haaaa.” Try to stop, I dare you. You have to have a knack for melody... Read more »

The CD, The Vinyl, Or The Bundle?

The CD, The Vinyl, Or The Bundle?
For the last 6 months, I have been heavy into vinyl. Though I still shop the cut out bins for CD’s, more and more, I find myself perusing the record racks. I’ve written about the resurgence of this fun form of music several times in the past year, citing Polyvinyl as the biggest purveyor. Speaking... Read more »
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Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"

Why I Never Listened To Coldplay's "X & Y"
I bought a mint copy of Coldplay’s X&Y from the cut outs at Waiting Room Records for a dollar. Today, some 13 years later, was the first time I heard it all the way through. When it was released in 2005, I was dealing with severe Coldplay burnout. You see my brother had got wind... Read more »

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

I found a copy of The 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 like, plus a few... 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 »
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"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 »

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 »
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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 »