And now we’ve ended another letter of the alphabet, the next in a series of rather large collections, letter-wise. There’s a lot of variance letter-to-letter, too, so we may have already crested on number of artists. That’s more numbers and data than I can compare mentally without thinking, and it’s not something I feel the need to put brainpower into.
Still, this time some artists were left a bit to the side when all their releases I own are singles–Brakes, who I mentioned just briefly with Bad Veins, the Black Keys who were present in all but absolute artist name in Blakroc, and Bis, who didn’t really come up at all. A few off-place schedules did choke the flow off at a few inopportune moments, but I’m nearly back on track, as I’m working on my Safe as Milk entry in the background of this very entry. Rather than get my alphabet all garbled, I decided to mark the end of “B” first, though.
Naturally, I intend to figure out–at some point–how to work back through the albums currently omitted by artists that were represented, too, but I also have a few records in the mail. Some should arrive in time for their placement (if not long, long before), but others it’s already too late to put in the right place. If you have any thoughts or preferences regarding how you’d like to see me approach either of those components–when to hit on I Against I, Stage Fright, and so on, or when to hit alphabetically-missed artists I don’t physically possess yet–drop a comment below and let me know.
As a more amusing sort of aside, some omissions due to complete absence of stock (which I would change if I could):
- Bash and Pop – Friday Night Is Killing Me
In the grand scheme of things, there are handfuls of albums I would buy (at a reasonable price) without thinking if I saw them on vinyl. Unfortunately, this is not only rare but non-existent. Because it was released on a major label in 1993, there was never a vinyl issue. There is a semi-rare 7″, but it’s just not the same. Though I’d like to track it down if I could.
- Brazil – A Hostage and the Meaning of Life
- Ryan Bingham (and the Dead Horses) – Junky Star or Roadhouse Sun
- The Black Keys – Chulahoma
- Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy
- Botch – We Are the Romans
- Brakes – Touchdown
- Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician