Here is a weathered copy of Gordon Lightfoot’s greatest hits compilation, The Best Of Gordon Lightfoot. United Artists Records released this in 1970.
It’s kind of hard to fathom that Lightfoot had this many amazing songs by 1970. He’s amazing! Haters can suck it!
This is the double LP pressing of Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s 2000 record Life Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven, issued by Constellation Records.
The grease pencil would indicate that this was purchased at X-Ray Records in Regina. I bought this as a birthday gift for my brother, but he already had it! I ended up keeping him and giving him a copy of a Sunset Rubdown album that I had in my collection.
Here’s a silver vinyl copy of the album Harmonium by Glös, which was released in 2007 by Lovitt Records. There were 400 copies pressed on this colour, according to the internet.
This is a pretty mighty album. I probably mail ordered this from No Idea Records because that’s the kind of guy I am.
This is a special “Fest pressing” of the self-titled 2007 album by Glass and Ashes. It’s one of 200 copies that were made for The Fest music festival, a short run on a purple/grey/red mixed vinyl. The cover is screen printed, the labels are blank, and it is hand-numbered, though I forgot to take a picture of that.
I wasn’t a huge fan of this band’s first record, but I picked this one up via mail-order because there were only a couple of them left. But from the first notes of this album I was transfixed; it is a phenomenal, nearly-perfect record.
This is a purportedly limited edition version of the 1998 record Freak*On*Ica by Girls Against Boys, a double LP on blue vinyl with alternate artwork. This was released by Geffen Records, but I have no idea how many copies were pressed.
Apparently this album was a bit of a joke to fans of this band; the move to a major label probably didn’t help, I guess. One review said it sounded like a commercial band covering Girls Against Boys as opposed to the real band. Having no basis for comparison at the time, I loved it. It’s weird and sultry and creepy. Does it age well? Maybe not so much. But it was still really good at the time.
Here’s a fancy pressing of Ghost Buffalo’s 2008 album The Magician, pressed on red vinyl with gold splatter. There were 300 copies made in this version, released by Suburban Home Records/Vinyl Collective.
I think I got this for free somehow from Vinyl Collective. It’s not a bad record though; I guess I owe them a minor debt of gratitude.
Here’s an LP compilation of singles by British Invasion band Gerry and the Pacemakers. This was a Canadian release that was likely put out in late 1963 by Capitol Records. It’s hard to say for sure.
I bought this at a record swap in Brandon, Manitoba in 2002. My mom really liked them!
Here’s a lovely red vinyl copy of The Get Up Kids’ 2004 album Guit Show, put out by Vagrant Records. I don’t know how many copies were pressed on red, but there was a black vinyl variant as well. I think this was probably a mail order procurement, but I’m not totally sure.
I think this was a pretty underrated album. A lot of people seemed to think it was an admission of defeat; they retreated back to a more familiar pop-punk sound after the relative “flop” of the moodier, more acoustic-based On A Wire LP. But I’d argue some of the songs on here are among their best.
This is George Clinton’s third LP Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends, issued in 1985 by Capitol Records. I plucked this from the hallway of the radio company I worked for some six or seven years ago when they were clearing out their vinyl closets. I cannot imagine a time when Regina radio stations played George Clinton, frankly.
It’s a good record, but it sounds pretty 80s. I’ve never really been a fan of electronic drums.
This is a hefty copy of The Gaslight Anthem’s 2012 Mercury Records release Handwritten. This 180-gram clear blue vinyl copy is part of a run that is reported to include 10,000 copies. I’d believe that; this band got huge.
This is probably my least favourite of their albums, but it still has a couple of certifiable jams on it. This was mail ordered from somewhere, but don’t ask me where. I don’t have time to check my packing slips.