Monday, 28 December 2009

Descendents 'Enjoy!' LP Pink

I guess I'm old now. I can kinda tell this because as time passes I find myself more interested in the past than the present and future. These days I am far less interested in current bands. For some reason I would rather go back and listen to older stuff. And even though there are lots of bands that I have listened to over the years, there are a lot that I have not. Or some that I tried years ago & didn't like, who I now think that I should try again. The Descendents is one such band. I had the album 'ALL' years ago and only really liked one song, so I got rid of it. But a couple of months ago I was listening to a cover of the song 'Bikeage' and really liked it and decided to give The Descendents another try. And you know what... they're frickin' awesome!

So next, as usually happens, I started looking on eBay for their records. I remember seeing some of their colour vinyl LPs sell for big money on eBay a few months back, and never thought I would later be thinking about trying to pick some up for myself. But that's how it works sometimes I guess. Well, as it turns out, I recently stumbled across one on eBay uk just before xmas which I thought looked likely to go for a bargain price, so I bid and won for a lot less than it usually sells for. So here it is - my first piece of Descendents vinyl (which I highly doubt will be the last):

This seems to be universally acknowledged to be their worst album, and I can understand why. Kinda sounds for most of it like they just can't be bothered and are making songs up as they go along. But there are a few good songs on it. And no doubt it will grow on me in time, as their other albums have done. If only I'd gotten into this band in 1993 when Alan Rancid was listening to them I would probably own their entire catalog on colour vinyl now. Oh well.

6 comments:

Doug W said...

Marcus, I am with you 100%. I am way more interested in old stuff from my 80s and 90s youth. Just look at what I have been posting 5 old, 1 new.

Anyways, more than color represses, collecting Descendents on their original label (New Alliance) is way cooler.

Just my 2 cents worth...

marcus said...

Maybe New Alliance pressings will come later, but I'm just a sucker for colour vinyl. Always have been. Same principle with the Black Flag records - the colour pressings may not be originals, but they're much prettier.

TreTillDeath said...

The universe is stupid. Enjoy is my favorite (non live / greatest hits) Descendents LP. Wendy, Get The Time, Cheer? Sure the fart songs are stupid, but all the records had lame songs. Fuck. Sour Grapes, and 80's Girl are awesome too. Trade me this record plz?

marcus said...

Hang on a minute... if this is your favourite non live / greatest hits LP... but the live songs & greatest hits come mainly from the other records... then surely you have to like the other records more. Which means that you are therefore agreeing that this is their worst LP. Right? Haha...

Anyway, I wouldn't say a trade was out of the question, but on previous occasions when I have tried to trade with you, you always end up saying you're not really bothered and aren't that interested in records anymore. So what's going on? Are you just a sucker for the colour pink?

TreTillDeath said...

Come on now. It's too late at night to get into math here...

Get The Time and Cheer are the 2 best Descendents songs ever.

I would dig trading. Let's do it. I just pulled hundreds of records out of my collection to sell, trimming the fat.

Andy Nystrom and Cat Rose said...

Nice! More Descendents bloggage: http://theressomethinghardinthere.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-dont-want-to-grow-up-descendents.html