When last we left you, the kid with the red bag was sharing his finds from last weekend’s Green Bay Record Convention.
One of them was this record, which I’ve had since the ’70s.
“It’s on red vinyl!” the kid with the red bag said.
Ooooh, I thought, wish I’d found that. But then I let it go. It was more fun for the kid with the red bag to have that red vinyl.
Fast forward to today, a week later.
I walk into Rock N’ Roll Land, one of our fine indie record stores in Green Bay. I am scarcely two steps in the door before my friend Todd reaches behind the counter and pulls out a record.
“Here you go! I knew I had a copy” he said, smiling gleefully.
Not only did Todd have a copy, but it was one of the dollar records. It has a bad skip or scratch. Doesn’t matter because I already have a good copy, albeit on black vinyl.
Thanks, man. It’s a fun thing to have, a wonderful gesture and much appreciated.
Proof again that you should visit your local record store on Saturday afternoon. You might find a nice record like this.
“(Ain’t Nothing But A) House Party,” J. Geils Band, from “Blow Your Face Out,” 1976, one of the greatest of all live records. Also available digitally. It’s the scorching live version of their cover of The Showstoppers’ 1967 hit, first recorded by the J. Geils Band for “Bloodshot.”