Wednesday, March 08, 2006


The last product sale at work was one of the best in a long time. The product sale happens ever 6 to 8 weeks usually, and is a good way to get rid of all the promo stuff that lies around offices, the lot being sold for charity.

Over recent months, the quality of the stock sold has dipped seriously, and it surely is a reflection of record companies cutting down on promos. Still, this time round, there was some interesting stuff on offer, some of it looking like store overstock that the company hasn’t managed to shift back.

There was, obviously, the usual amount of crap, and the usual fight to get to it, but I managed to put my hands on a few things, some only remotely interesting (The Kings & Queens Of Country for those moments when a bit of cowboy mood makes its presence felt, Thievery Corporation’s Abductions & Reconstructions, with remixes of tracks by Stereolab, David Byrne, Hooverphonic, Gus Gus and so on), some rather more promising (Stereolab: Fab Four Suture, Iggy Pop: Lust For Life, Luc Ferrari: Son Memorise, which will serve as my introduction to his work), and a couple of Fat Cat full copies of albums I only had promo copies for (Him: Many In High Places Are Not Well, Mice Parade: Obrigado Saudade). All in all, I managed to spend £10 (at 50p per CD, that’s not bad).

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