Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm crazy 'bout you baby....

Another record caught up in the current plague of re-presses. It was first re-pressed in 1963 on the Vivid label, then again more recently as look-alike copies of both the Cobra and Vivid issues.

Yep, many of those cheap copies currently available are re-pressings of a re-press.

In fact, I'm not sure my copy is an original. The vinyl is just a little too clean. Not clean enough to be a current repop, but possibly an older [70s?] re-press that I don't know about? Anyway, as far as I can tell the run-out code is correct, so who knows? Maybe I've just got a relatively nice original.

I should point out that I don't really care whether I have an original in most long as I don't have to pay an original copy premium price. However, I do largely draw the line at new repops just because it makes 'the hunt' too easy.....and muddies the water further on down the line.

As far as I'm concerned, an 'ethical' re-pressing has noticeable differences in the label, or includes a different song on the b-side, or is pressed on colored wax. You shouldn't have to check the run-out code when paying for a record.

Anyway, here's another tough-as-nails tune from Harold Burrage. It can be found, along with the rest of Burrage's output on Cobra, including several alternate takes, on the very nice comp, "Messed Up". Or just pick yourself up a brand new re-press of the 45 for $10.

Need more info on Harold Burrage? Check this out.

Hope ya'll enjoy........