This week with my turntable back from the shop, I decided that after digitizing the new Positive Noise 12″ers I recently got in Atlanta, I wanted to hear some of the Dead Or Alive in my home not on CD. Caveat: I had decided a year or two ago that I didn’t want the handful of DOA 12″ers I had picked up over the years. I took the four that weren’t “Brand New Lover” and have tried to sell them off to no avail. So I finally heard the “My Heart Goes Bang,” “That’s The Way [Uh-Huh, Uh-Huh I Like It],” and “Lover Come Back To Me” 12″ers for the first time outside of a club floor since buying them in the last 20+ years. The latter, I rate almost as high as “Brand New Lover.”
Speaking of which, thoughts turned naturally to that opus, so instead of my discard bins, I went to the main racks… and it was gone! Now, I had decided that I needed less DOA a while back. I have tried unsuccessfully to sell/trade my cheap, nasty generic Us Epic sleeved copies to no avail, but I would have been sick in the head to ever thing of ditching “Brand New Lover” though that’s the only one NOT in my Record Cell right now; suggesting that I was in fact, sick in the head to ever think of getting rid of one of the best mixes ever! Unless this record is hiding, looks like I’ll have to buy the next copy I see.
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