Tuesday, 15 September 2020


When I ordered the Minor Threat 12" on blue vinyl a couple of weeks ago, I also debated ordering the debut full length from Ian Mackaye's new band, Coriky. I have to admit, I am not the biggest Fugazi fan and I didn't like The Evens, so it didn't feel like a necessary record to me. Plus it only comes on black vinyl. So it felt that there was little real appeal. However, at the last second I added it to the order, mainly because I generally feel that I should be investing in more new releases and fewer multiple copies of things that I already have eight copies of.

Even in the age of the internet, with all music being instantly accessible, there are times when I'm happy to just buy a record on a whim without checking the band out online first. I guess it just feels like fun, and makes me feel a little nostalgic to the days when I never heard anything before I bought it, and listening to a new band for the first time was kinda exciting.

I think that in a different time I possibly would not have enjoyed this as much as I have been, but this has proven to be a good one for me to play whilst working at home. I don't know about you, but I prefer listening to mellower stuff whilst I work. Playing the latest Rated X LP is likely to make me want to jump on to my desk and dive off it again, which isn't going to help me crank out the necessary spreadsheets and emails. No, I need something a little slower in the background that maybe makes me tap my fingers a little faster. So this record ticks that box, and as such has been getting a fair bit of play recently, especially the song 'Have A Cup Of Tea' which is quite possibly the most apt song ever for a Brit like me.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I still don't know where I stand with this record. I'll start listening to it and think it is kind of good, but then after a few songs, I just want to listen to something else and I'll get out.