Here’s a run down of purchases from the last week or so.
Cocteau Twins Aikea-Guinea UK CD Re-release
Pixies Dig For Fire UK CD
Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal UK CD
Colourbox Colourbox UK CD
Bauhaus Ziggy Stardust Greek with 4AD labels
Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels US CD
Breeders, The Pod German CD
The general stuff like this has to be collected in order to have a complete collection. But it’s hard to get as excited as a release I don’t have any copies at all of as yet, yet alone something rare and unusual. But then I suppose there is some excitement in finding something unexpected. The Colourbox CD listed here was a little unusual. The release on Discogs had an expected matrix the same as the catalogue number. The Matrix on the one I had though, had a completely different matrix, and slightly different to the same release I already had. So on closer inspection, I find out there are at least three matrices for the same release. Although 2 of them have “Made in France” on the disc, but I still believe they may all be UK releases.
I always think too much before buying anything. The same goes for my 4AD collection. There is always a hesitation before buying anything for the collection, and the more general the release, the greater the voice in my head argues over justification.
I will make a sincere effort to mentally beat myself into submission and slap myself around the chops a few times in order to get my daft brain in the correct collectors frame of mind. Come on Mr Halfhead, sort yourself out!!