Category: Cut Outs

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

Poster Children "Just Like You" EP, Long Out Of Print

Artist/Album: Poster Children-Just Like You EP Reason For Purchase: Privy from the artwork, I realized that this EP was released around the same time as Junior Citizen. As a big fan of that LP and the band, I couldn’t let this one pass me by. EP Note: According to the band they wanted to “tour... Read more »

FOUND: Chino XL "Poison Pen" at Reckless Records in The Dollar Bin!

Artist/Album: Chino XL-Poison Pen Reason For Purchase: Chino is a really talented rapper. His style is different, but he’s definitely a wordsmith. Quick rapper, with a ton a metaphors, and great writing skills. I had Poison Pen on my iPod for almost 2 years while I was in school at DePaul, and I worked out... Read more »

The Lilac Time-And Love For All

Artist/Album: The Lilac Time–And Love For All Reason For Purchase: LOVED their first 2 records! I have a copy of this, but this is a different, newer version. And for $1? A no-brainier folks! Plus I could give this to a friend, or another music lover, so it’s a win-win. Songs To Hear: “All For... Read more »
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"Reckless" Abandon-Would You Buy These CD's For A Buck?

"Reckless" Abandon-Would You Buy These CD's For A Buck?
Got my butt back into Reckless Records last week and here’s what I’ve been listening to. All CD’s below were under a buck. I’ll expand on why I made each purchase in future posts, stay tuned. Bloc Party-Silent Alarm Remixed (double disc set) Cypress Hill-Stash Joseph Arthur-Nuclear Daydream Lil’ Wayne-Dedicated 2 Lost Angels–Original Motion Picture... Read more »

Kingmaker-"Armchair Anarchist"-3 Track EP [Import Single]

Artist/Album: Kingmaker–Armchair Anarchist (Import Single) Reason For Purchase: I love this band. A simple three piece with beautiful melodies, and bright instrumentation. I’d buy anything they released for $1, how about that. They have long since broken up, and you don’t see a lot of their music in the cut outs’, let alone record stores... Read more »

UB40-"Rat In The Kitchen"

UB40-"Rat In The Kitchen"
Artist/Album Title: UB40–Rat In The Kitchen Reason For Purchase: Simply put, it was a “Dolla, Dolla Ya’ll!” I’ve always loved the song “Rat In Me Kitchen,” and wondered how the whole record was. For a dollar, it was the perfect gamble. Songs To Hear: “Rat In Mi Kitchen,” “Sing Our Own Song,” “WatchDogs.” Why You... Read more »
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Cut Out Kids Play The Double Door: 2-28-14

Cut Out Kids Play The Double Door: 2-28-14
Awhile back I mentioned that the Cut Out Kids became the moniker for my three piece band. We played our first live show in Chicago, on the last Friday night in February at the grand ole’ Double Door. Thanks to Shoeshine Boy Productions, and the rest of the bands, it was a magical night for... Read more »

Chris Whitley "Perfect Day"

Chris Whitley "Perfect Day"
Artist/Album Title: Chris Whitley-Perfect Day Reason For Purchase: I pretty much love all Chris Whitley’s work, so I’d buy anything with his name on it. If it’s floating around in the cut out bins, and I don’t have it, I’m scooping that up. Songs To Hear: “4th Time Around,” “Perfect Day,” “She’s Alright” and “The... Read more »

The Cut Out Kids Are A Band

The Cut Out Kids Are A Band
What began as a blog idea, has now morphed into a band name. The Cut Out Kids are now a three piece rock outfit from Chicago who are playing their first show at the Double Door this Friday, the 28th, @ 8pm. Guitarist Adam Franklin heard someone drumming in the coach house behind his apartment.... Read more »
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Shout Out Louds-Optica

Artist/Album Title: Shout Out Louds–Optica Reason For Purchase: Love the dynamic of the guy/girl vocals, and the songwriting ranks up there with some of the best in the alt-rock world. Look no further than album opener “Sugar” for justification (listen above). Songs To Hear: “Sugar,” “Illusions,” “Blue Ice,” “14th Of July” & “Destroy.” Why You... Read more »