obscurity uncovered (ii)

I’m still ripping my CDs and occasionally finding inadequate cover art for them. After the comments to the last lot of album covers I posted I’ve been going back through all the CDs I’ve already done and re-doing them at 320kbps. Just, you know, because that’s so much fun.

Deconstructed: An Acoustic Album

Deconstructed - an acoustic album

You know how, after the whole family goes to the Warehouse, crap just seems to appear in the car. This is one of those.

Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff: Dizzy

Vic Reeves and the Wonder Stuff: Dizzy

Sadly, it took the addition of Vic Reeves to the line-up for the Wonder Stuff to get their first UK Number 1. This is actually a pretty cool song all the same, a cover of some ancient ditty.

We Know Where You Live: Draped

We Know Where You Live: Draped

Detect a theme here? We Know Where You Live was a post-breakup splinter of the Wonder Stuff, back in the mid ’90s. Before the Super Furry Animals, it was The Wonder Stuff that was the target of my obsessive completism…

3Ds: Fishtales / Swarthy Songs For Swabs

3Ds: Fish Tales / Swarthy Songs For Swabs

Perhaps unsurprisingly there seem to be few decent quality pix of these 3Ds covers.

3Ds: Hellzapoppin

3Ds: Hellzapoppin'

Outer Space!

3Ds: The Venus Trail

3Ds: The Venus Trail

Spooky!

The Phoenix Foundation: Horse Power

Phoenix Foundation: Horse Power

And the covers that are available for this, the first album from these guys, are all of the American reissue… and nowhere near as cool as the original New Zealand version.

Voice Of The Beehive: Monsters And Angels

Voice Of The Beehive: Monsters And Angels

This band used to be one of my little guilty secrets. Maybe not so much the album this single came from (I’ve since sold it) – I think it got the SAW treatment – but their earlier one I still listen to.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: National Bank Series

The National Bank Series

This from 2004, a CD picked up while I was working at the National Bank; on it Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Piano Concerto No. 1. (They were a lot classier in those days.)

New York Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta; Montserrat Caballé & Peter Wimberger: Excerpts from Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Highlights)

Bombastic. But sometimes, oh so good. I first heard this music in Boorman’s Excalibur, and it’s stayed with me ever since.

Therapy: Nowhere (Sabres Of Paradise Remixes)

Therapy?: Nowhere (Sabres of Paradise Remixes)

Punk Metal, as remixed by Weatherall et. al. Another (attempted) completist purchase.

Passion Fish: Soundtrack

Passion Fish: Original Soundtrack

Years and years ago we saw this at the Film Festival. Can’t remember much of the film, but the music made an impression. A compilation of Zydeco / Cajun tracks.

Peaches: So This Is Love

Peaches: So This Is Love

Another of those “Warehouse” purchases – it’s a whole lot of covers performed by NZ female artists flogged as a Valentines Day album a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to it. Though maybe I should.

Suede: So Young

Suede: So Young

Back when Suede were supposed to be the next Smiths (how old am I to still wish for “the next Smiths”?) I started in collecting all their EPs as they came out.

Suede: Stay Together

Suede: Stay Together

And here’s another; but also one of those rare things in modern times: a non-album single. Just like the Smiths, in fact.

Ruia & Ranea: Waiata Of Bob Marley

Ruia & Ranea: Waiata Of Bob Marley

Thanks to my high school buddy Jeff, I’m left with Bob tunes etched in my head. These are versions in Te Reo, and the only Bob in my collection, currently (this is an unfortunate omission).

William Orbit: Water From A Vine Leaf

William Orbit: Water From A Vine Leaf

An early appearance of Beth Orton; and a very lovely track it is too.

Punks Not Dad: We Are The Dads

Punks Not Dad: We Are The Dads

The debut album from my other favourite Welsh band.


That might be the last of these though - I’m nearly done with the ripping. Phewf!

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