Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Majors still suck big time

Wow, Universal Music wants to re-release old stuff from their catalog on vinyl through crowdfunding. What an idea for a big media corporation:

The Guardian already gave us an awesome selection to choose from. Including a really rare Jackson Five record:

This made me check out the Universal website and they have one in the UK solely dedicated to vinyl. So unfortunately SONIC YOUTH and NIRVANA are not really part of the crowdfunding project:

Peeking around the Universal website I found this:

No wonder the pressing plants are busy with pressing shitty stuff for the majors, not just for Record Store Day (TM) and BEATLES re-issues. While the current trend of stupid re-issues on 2xLP in the punk world plagues us, the majors are smarter and take it one step further. They turned METALLICA's "And Justice For All" from a 2xLP into a 4xLP! For only 64.99 pounds. I bought it when it originally came out. This sounded good to me as a normal double LP, considering the sound is totally clinical anyway. Man, those drums! But hey - they surely love their vinyl over at Universal. 
This one is from 2008 I guess, but I had not seen it before. This picture stolen from the web.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What a bunch of lunatics

What a bunch of lunatics! I currently re-discovered this picture which was taken at Chaos in Tejas in 2011 by Edward Junior. I love it!

How many years of running punk labels do those guys have between them?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Berlin, Du bist so wunderbar!

This time we get another billboard trying to impress folks with the coolness of club culture in general and Berlin in particular. There is another one in this series which basically shows a drunk dude laying in the gutter, next to a bottle of Berliner Pilsner. I did not get a good picture of that one unfortunately. Maybe because I was drunk.

My message about this one is: If you ever put your bottle next to my mixer like this, I will break it over your head.
Another message for the stupid tourist that might fall for such advertising: Make it a rule to avoid local beers at any cost! Berlin might be cool, the local brews are certainly not.