I should probably be playing the lottery instead of blogging, but I was too excited not to share.
Made one of my customary Zia Records runs on Monday night only to stumble across Run-DMC’s King of Rock on vinyl for $1.99 and Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back for the steeper $8.99 (but you’d buy it, too). Far as I can tell, It Takes a Nation isn’t a reissue either.
Can’t even describe how happy I am feeling. Yeah, the cover is unglued a little on King of Rock LP. But whatever. Now I will be in search of Tougher Than Leather on vinyl, a holy grail of sorts.
To celebrate the find, here’s a bonus track from the CD reissue of King of Rock: the demo version of Slow and Low, which Run-DMC eventually handed over to the Beastie Boys. (Soul Sides had some words about it a couple years ago.)
Run-DMC | Slow and Low (demo)