Do you recall the feeling of waking up on Christmas Day and there are a bunch of gifts under the Christmas tree for you? And every time you open one gift it’s like you’re shaking with excitement because each and every one you open tops the other?
Then you know what I mean when I helped open 11 boxes of records that were delivered to NEC. That’s 1,800 records to be exact that was purchased from places in Eugene and Portland, Oregon.
Now, there’s a heightened sense of excitement and anticipation that is several times’ higher than you’re regular digging for records.
Here’s the difference…. Here at NEC, the task was to pull out records to put on video for record fans to check out and buy and by the time we were done, we have five crates to shoot for video.
Yes, you heard it right… it’s pulling out records for the music fan out there. There’s nothing like sharing records for others to buy so we can all partake in this love for music and vinyl. If we can, in some way, help you find records that will help you fill up your collection or even to try as a first timer… then the feeling is just as good.
As a kid, my first ever record from Canadian prog rock band Rush was Permanent Waves. That was after hearing “Spirit of Radio” that totally blew my mind away. For me, prog rock was Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and to a certain extent – Pink Floyd. Now Permanent Waves turned my world upside down.
Imagine finding albums from Caress of Steel, Moving Pictures, and 2112 among others in the boxes. Records like AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock or Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live! And there are some Bob Marley and the Wailers albums such as Rastaman Vibration and Burnin’. Now these don’t crop up too often so you know they are must haves.
Imagine finding old Beatles records such as the Live At the Hollywood Bowl album in excellent condition.
And if you’re a New Wave fan there are a couple of Modern English albums (Ricochet Days and After the Snow).
There’s even a 12-inch single of a Teri De Sario song. Now that doesn’t come out too often either.
And there are a lot of jazz albums! A lot and I kid you not.
We just posted five – count them…. FIVE – videos of records that we think you will like. And that’s just a sampling to be honest. There’s more. So happy digging this Saturday, May 26 at NEC!
NEC is located at 170 K-1 Street (parallel to Kamuning Road) in Quezon City. The store opens at 9am. BE THERE IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.