Wellll then.... I just returned home from Boston the other day. While I was there I happened upon a little shop called In Your Ear, which sold some nice vinyl. Here's what I got:
First and foremost is the premier Minutemen LP, The Punch Line. This is them in their rawest form possible (other than live of course). Great album through and through, and all the songs are about a minute long making it a great pick-me-up album. Another weird thing about it is that it is a 45 but its pressed onto a full size LP. Kinda annoying if your player is one of those automatic speed sensor ones, but unique nonetheless.
And for the real kicker.... CAN. I bet you've never heard this one. Fucking trippy album, this one. Perfect to smoke out to (or whatever your poison may be). In all my years I've never heard a band that was as far ahead of the times as this one. Some of these tracks, Vitamin C in particular, seem like they could be hip-hop beats, partly due to Jaki being the Emperor of Europe and all things percussive.