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Flashlite #85

My Mind's EyeThis episode is a special dedicated to the record stores of Cleveland. Last Saturday afternoon I left out to see Bassholes. The gig was canceled so I decided to make a tour around Cleveland’s record stores. Friend of mine Jaime made me company. We first hit My Mind’s Eye which I frequently visit. The store has two rooms, one filled with CDs and other filled with two vinyl sections – one with new stuff and other with used stuff. There is also a section with literature. So I grabbed the newest Manchild by Brian Walshby. Again, it comes with Melvins CD as a bonus. I also got a few LPs. Then Jaime suggested we hit Hodad’s. I never been there before, but I love the place. A bunch of records of all genres and ages and a very cute 7″ section. This is the only store in Cleveland that has reasonable prices for 7″. Quality is good too. Jamie picked two local 7″: Cobra Verde’s split with Leaving Trains and Downsider Special – the old band for the Cobra Verde’s Frank Vazzano. Then we drove over to Collinwood where we hit my favorite store Blue Arrow Records. To my surprise, they had a new bargain bin section filled with 1 and 2 dollar records. It was not your typical bargain bin section – it had a lot of cool stuff. Among other’s phenomenal second LP for the House of Freaks, Tantilla. This was an opportunity for the owner of the Pete Gulyas and I to reminisce about the tragic demise of Bryan Harvey’s family. When we got to This Way Out, a photo shoot with some chick dressed in skimpy outfits took place over there. We took this opportunity to ruin their photo shoot by posing with them, and we spent some time chatting with Dave who reveals to us that he volunteers at the store in the breaks of being a rock star. Then we went to Music Saves the next door. It was closed for the moment, but we gave up waiting and left home with bags full of records. This show is (almost) entirely consisted of music bought that day!

The Washington Squares – Neal Cassidy;
Melvins – You’ve Never Been Right;
Tav Falco – Disappearing Angel;
Reigning Sound – Is It True;
Chain Link Fence – Need No Experience;
XTC – One of the Millions;
Cobra Verde – For My Woman;
Easybeats – For My Woman;
Leaving Trains – I’m Five Years Ahead of my Time;
Third Bardo – I’m Five Years Ahead of my Time;
The Downsider Special – Honey;
Tyla Gang – Cannons of the Boogie Night;
House of Freaks – I Want Answers;
Del Fuegos – It’s Alright;
Iron City Houserockers – Junior’s Bar;
Beach Boys – Good Vibrations;
Jackie DeShannon – Where Did the Sun Go;
Sweet Apple – Crawling Over Bodies.