"We’re gonna die in a fucking gulag, but man, it’ll be worth it."
I just wanna take a second to be a snobby nerd; If you own this LP you probably know it sounds like crap (or you don’t cause you’re a hipster with a crosley). I bought it a while back and was pretty fuckin disappointed by the pressing quality, it really just sounds terrible. The pressing I’m talking about is the RCA one (the one they sell at urban outfitters and most record stores.) The music throughout the whole album is at a low ass volume, the surface noise alone from the record is about as loud as the music is, and on top of that the sound quality is just shitty. I know these recordings aren’t all hifi in the first place, but shit, it’s hard to believe a pressing plant could make something so bad (aside from the Mr. Bungle album, which suffers from the same problems.)
Anyways, today I bought the Music On Vinyl press because i was pretty happy with their other Wu releases. As far as I can tell from listening on the stereo at my store, my Dad’s stereo, and my stereo, the MOV press is of higher quality than the RCA press. I was a little upset that the record was kinda quiet, but it is a lot of music on 1 LP, so I wasn’t too surprised, but overall there is hardly any surface noise, and sonically it sounds better. I’m guessing because they used a better source to press the record (same as the Simply Vinyl press). I’m not sure what source RCA used, but it pretty much sounds like they used a fuckin MP3 or something.
I’m pretty much only posting this because I’ve seen other people online complaining about RCA butchering a classic album with their low quality press. Maybe someday we’ll get lucky and they’ll release it as a 2xLP (maybe Mr. Bungle album too), but until then, don’t waste your money on this album unless it’s the MOV press or the CD.
Nice try Bono
who else is excited for fall?
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Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it. The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.
Whenever I see things like this, I wonder how they died. I guess it will always be a mystery.
I’m gonna go with “Stabbed through the head”