The problem to me is that each year the records get less and less rare. It’s become a day to rebuy records you already have in a new limited edition vinyl format, and I have no interest in that at all. When it’s a chance to get a limited edition Malkmus covers Can record, or some unreleased bootleg of a VU show or something, it’s exciting, just like finding a genuine bootleg in the pre-internet record collecting world, and Im willing to pay a high price, but that seems to be less and less the case.
In my little corner of Beck fans, Debra’s clearly in the top 2 or 3 songs he ever wrote. It’s true that the record version can’t hold with any of its live performances, but it deserves a space here.
the stranger definitely. vienna is my favorite song by far.