Monday, 28 January 2013

I Got The Time Travelling Blues

So how the deuce does this work? I've been on a right old doom rock/stoner rock trip for the last few months so when I saw in November that Rise Above had given Orange Goblins first two albums a vinyl press for the first time, I knew I wanted to grab my favourite of the two Time Travelling Blues, but man did the price put me off. I mean, once you'd factored in postage from the Rise Above store you were looking at a £26 LP and I couldn't shake the fact that I could buy maybe two hardcore records for that price.

This weekend however I ventured to my favourite record shop The Music Exchange in it's new bigger premises in Nottingham (apt as that's where the record was recorded). I picked up some decent stuff and in amongst them was this:

Priced at a very reasonable £16!! A whole £10 cheaper than if I'd have bought the record direct from the label. I dunno, it just doesn't make sense to me. I should have picked Mike one up too actually as I know he's been after this and the bands debut Frequencies From Planet Ten but the price has quite rightly been putting him off.

This is a fairly common pressing of the album on purple vinyl of 300. As always with Rise Above though the packaging looks superb.

Sweet gate fold layout. I haven't heard this record since maybe 99/00 properly and I forgot how good it is, I haven't really dug the bands later stuff but I'm tempted to give them a bit of a revisit now. Fun stuff that's been on constant rotation for the last two days here. 

The inner of the record has the band talking about the recording of this record and the hi-jinx of living with Iron Monkey for two weeks, I can only imagine it was messy.
The record also comes with this 10"  bonus EP.

This is pressed on the same colour as the album

Don't get me wrong I'm yet to see a Rise Above package that's not been put together superbly, and you could of course argue that with the bonus 10" the price isn't that high, maybe even pretty good. I just find it weird that I can go to a shop and buy the record that much cheaper than the label have it for sale for though.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! I have been on an Orange Goblin high for the past month or so. I can't get enough of them, and yes, I do need those first two albums that Rise Above repressed!