My vinyl stash just became unbelievably awesome

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)

6 thoughts on “My vinyl stash just became unbelievably awesome”

  1. Jason,

    It was actually the one near Thunderbird High on 25th Ave., which I visit very infrequently. But this trip was worth my while.

  2. Awesome dude! Those are two killer bits of wax.

    I would love for you to check out my new site: callingplanetearth.blogspot.com . We’ve got a few pieces up. I would love to hear your thoughts/criticisms.

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