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Got a nice little haul for Record Store Day:

Distant Light, which I’ve been looking for on vinyl for ages.  I’ve only seen it once before, completely shot to hell, so it was a total holy-grail-choir-of-angels moment when I spotted this very clean copy in the bin.  The line-up at Sonic Boom’s cashier desk was so long I was hesitant to really buy anything, but once I saw this I knew I’d be willing to wait on that line for any length of time.

Hollies, Hear! Here! reissue on Sundazed in Mono (now playing).  I’m no audiophile and usually couldn’t care less about the subtle nuances of mono vs. stereo, but as with anything involving Tony I made an exception here.

Lords of the New Church, Is Nothing Sacred?  Somehow I never got around to picking this one up in the ’80s.

Brazilian Nuggets: Back from the Jungle Vol. 1.  Very expensive so I’ve been wavering on it for a while, but the glowing reviews in Ugly Things & Shindig were haunting me.

Judas Priest, Sad Wings of Destiny on CD.  Mr. Roots has been reliving his metal past lately and wanted to upgrade from some of his scratchy old Priest LPs.

The Zantees, Out for Kicks.  Got this one at Hits & Misses.  I was listening to the archive of Billy Miller’s guest stint on Dave the Spazz earlier today, so I couldn’t resist.