My first time in Portland!! What a great reason to check out all of the local record shops! I managed to get at least one record from each store.
Let's start at 2nd Ave Records.
I liked this place a lot. It has a good selection of hardcore and metal and was reasonably priced. One that that I thought was funny is that the It was a bit misleading as the placeholders for the vinyl all had bands that I was looking for, but they were all empty. Names such as Biohazard, Merauder and Cold World, all records I was looking for. I got all excited and they were just empty!
However, I did get a few pieces. I got Only Crime: Virulence on Fat Wreck Chords from 2007. I had seen this around a bunch, but never heard it. It was cheap, so I gave it a shot.... all in all, I like it.
Next, I got Strife: In This Defiance on Victory from 1997. Again, it was cheap and a piece that I am missing.
Also, a live Agnostic Front picture 10"
Last, I picked up Terror: Always the Hard Way. I love this record and have finally added it to the other Terror that I have. Nice gatefold with some amazing art.
Ok, Next record shop is Jackpot!
This is a cool, little store. Reminds me of Easy Street here in Seattle.
The vinyl selection was pretty good overall and I was surprised at the variety of records that I found and chose to pick up. This is definitely a strange set of pieces.
First is the black metal band Nachmystium: Eulogy IV on Kreation Records
Next is Immortal: At the Heart of Winter. #1436 of 1500 on Osmose Productions.
To make this find a bit more bizarre I got a 1988 pressing of Candlemass: Nightfall on Metal Blade! A classic power metalesque record.
Finish off this strange set with The Casualties: Die Hards..
So, some punk, power metal and black metal.... go figure..
Next stop is Crossroads Music
This place was crazy.. there were Metal and Punk records in a bunch of different spots. I dug around for a while and came out with a couple of pieces.
First is Melt-Banana: Cactuses Come in Flocks..
I like these guys a lot and I think they are very unique.. but man.. this record is very hard to listen to..
Next is Leftover Crack: Fuck World Trade on Alternative Tentacles
Ok.. only 2 more stores to go!!
Music Millennium.. this place was rad. I kept finding things that I wanted and they were reasonably priced! I thought my girlfriend was going to kill me I spent so much time there.
Let's start with a couple of NYHC albums.
Sick of it All: Death to Tyrants!
Great record from a fantastic band.
Indecision: To Live and Die in New York City
I love this record and I do have a copy, but I could not let it sit there, cheap and un taken.
Next, is a very strange LP. This is Fall of the Bastards: Where Dead Hang from Trees
Limited tour edition on red vinyl out of only 150
Laibach: Life is Life - promo from the early 80s
Rancid: Self Titled from 2000 on Epitaph
Phobia: Grind your Fucking Head In on Deep Six Records
I also grabbed on random from the $1 bin... Spitboy: True Self Revealed.. hmm
Last stop is Green Noise records.
Now, this was my kind of spot. I actually turned down a few records because I had spent some cash over the couple of days already. But, I did get 4 pretty cool pieces.
First, I got 2 Dropkick Murphys records The Gang's All Here and Do or Die
Next, is Ludichrist:Immaculate Deception. I passed on a copy of this a while back and have thought about it since. These guys were always around when I was growing up and I really enjoy this record.
Last but not least!! Is a new copy of Isis: The Red Sea on tri-color vinyl.. Yet another beautiful release from these guys.. They never cease to amaze me.
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