Yesterday, was a fantstic summer day in this beautiful region of southern Sweden and Denmark. My wife and I went for a day trip to Copenhagen on the hottest day of the summer, BUT how great it was! I want to take the opprtunity to thank my wife for this initiative. It gave me the possibility to visit one of my favorite record stores and one of the few remaining, which sells new releases over the counter. My wife and I split up for a few hours and I went strolling to SEX BEAT RECORDS at Studiostraede 18 soon to find out that it was not there anymore. I was in shock and the massive feeling of sorrow as I felt when my life line i Helsingborg the WELOVEMUSIC store closed some 2 years ago. No-no, it can’t be true! After asking around and being helped by the basement restaurant it was only comforting to hear that the new address is Studiostraede 3, some hundreds metres down the same street. After a high pulse and some running I could find it still being active, although on a smaller, but slightly more efficient area. I was happy to meet with the store owner who happily explained how much better this location is.
I can therefore only promote http://www.sexbeatrecords.dk/ as a great purchase possibility and mine were:
Jack White, Lazaretto (Third Man Records, 2014):
After a few songs a great impression of this non-metal, but really guitar strong hard rock album. It makes me really happy, I must say!!
Queens Of The Stone Age, Lullabies To Paralyze (Interscope Records, 2005):
Personally, a new encounter, but a tip from a good friend who also said that Jack White is a must!!
Mastodon, Once More Round The Sun (Reprise Records, 2014):
Mastodon, an old favourite of mine, and the theme inspired albums the super group produces are always of highest quality. Another victory!
Pantera, Vulgar Display of Power (Rhino Entertainment Co, 2012):
Since my encounter with Philip H. Anselmo, former Pantera singer, I have listened my way through parts of Panteras carreer. More on Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals’ gig at KB, Malmö, some weeks ago will come later.
In conclusion, of this post, there will be more concrete impressions from these albums later. BUT I would here like in particular to thank my wonderful wife for a great day in Copenhagen. You’re the best and I still have hopes to convert you into a metalhead one sunny day!!