Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Police & Thieves 7"s

I originally started this blog out of boredom. Sitting around at home one night, bored, I decided to take a couple of photos of some records I had recently bought and then see if I could start a blog. It's only a bit of fun... although is starting to feel more and more like a chore. But there have definitely been some good things come out of this. I have met (albeit in cyberspace) some cool people, and also this has helped me to pick up some cool records. This latest entry is an example of both of those things.

A while ago I got a comment on one of my posts from Carlos. It also had a link to his website, which turned out to be that of his band - Police & Thieves. Now, I'm a big fan of the entire catalogue of Youngblood Records, and have been buying their output pretty much since the label started. But I didn't know that Carlos also used to front another Youngblood band - Worn Thin - which was one of my favourite bands of the early 2000s, and definitely one of the most under-appreciated bands on the label. Their LP is one of my favourites.

Anyway, Carlos ended up hooking me up with a couple of rare Police & Thieves 7"s. The record release edition of the Youngblood 7":

I love this sleeve. I love the bright colours and the crazy purple octopus character. This sleeve is also hand numbered:

I also got a limited version of the first 7":

I'm stoked to now have 5 Police & Thieves 7"s. You know the saying - great band, great dudes!


Mike said...

Nice. I thought about pick up the first 7 inch when I saw P&T a few weeks ago, but I thought that Carlos might have sold you one, so I didn't buy it. My copy of the first 7 inch is on yellow vinyl, so it looks like I could have gotten black vinyl for myself.

Andy said...

Carlos is seriously one of the nicest dudes on the planet.