Bought For A Song: Finding Yet MORE Deals Under Tower Records’ Deathbed

Dec 8th, 2006 // 1 Comment

Tower Records is closing down, and readers are sending in their favorite deals–along with price info and MP3s–to tips@idolator.com. Today’s entry comes from the blogger behind fathom harvill, who last told us about the Danzig surplus in her Mountain View, Calif., hometown:

With a Tower literally around the corner from me I’ve been in there a lot the past week– things are down to 60%-75% off now, with lots of good stuff still to be found. Best so far: I picked up the hard-to-find limited edition 2-disc box version of Bob Mould’s Body of Song for 75% off list– marked down from $28.99 to $7.25.

What’s Good: The 9-track bonus disc contains 6 more original tracks (and 3 unnecessary remixes). The new tracks are generally worthwhile, especially the uber-emo “Nihil” and “Surveyors and Cranes”, which could have been an lost track off Husker’s Candy Apple Grey.

What’s Bad: Occasional vocoder use on the remixes. What’s worse: two arty photos of a shirtless Bob Mould are part of the fancy delux packaging. Bob, Bob, Bob– I’m glad you’re comfortable with your body but no one wants to see that. Overall though definitely a deal. The main album is his best since Workbook, and “Surveyors and Cranes” redeems the bonus disc and vaguely disturbing deluxe artwork completely.

Bob Mould – Surveyors and Cranes [MP3, link expired]
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  1. Jupiter8

    At Tower 66th St. in NYC they had enough copies of this as well as the two-disc version of the newest Pet Shop Boys CD to tile a bathhouse.

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