Philistines: The TVD First Date and Vinyl Giveaway

“When I bought Appetite for Destruction, it wasn’t to hear the cool pops and see that needle slowly slide across a circular piece of plastic. I was in eighth grade. I got that record because it looked cool! The artwork drew me in, hit me over the head, and made me spend all the money I had.”

“Over the years, my love of vinyl started to include more than just the artwork. Yeah, the cracks and pops are nice, but that’s not what makes vinyl the only way to properly listen to a recording.

Side A. Side B. Each has a introduction and conclusion with stories in between. There is no skipping songs to get to your favorite. Nah, sit back and enjoy the whole album.

As a musician, I’ve been exposed to much a wider range of vinyl options than those presented to me in 8th grade. I would hear a band, love their music, walk to the merch table and buy any vinyl they had. You couldn’t get it at any record store.

I loved finding limited edition records or even colored vinyl! I found an early Crain 7″ with purple and white vinyl. Oh, and don’t get me started on picture disks. I have Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends picture disk sung and yelled by Shel himself. So cool.

So, I guess after looking back at my love of vinyl, it kinda does come down to how cool the artwork looks.”
Chris Daly

Chris has a thing for LP cover art, and to be fair he’s not alone – we have it too. Enter to win a vinyl copy of Philistines’ Therewolves by giving us your favorite cover and why (briefly!) in the comments below. The one that strikes a collective chord over here at TVD HQ will find the record on his or her doorstep.

We’ll choose one winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, 11/6! 

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  • WilliamJamesRudd

    Let’s see? My favorite would have to be Kitchens of Distinction’s ‘The Death of Cool’ album cover artwork. Just the idea of the title and the Mayan Calendar is perfect. Just like my sense of humor, Dry and English.

  • Tim1916

    Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain. Something about a group of well heeled British post punkers spelunking in a dinghy has always made me smile.

  • tessiana5

    i would have to say Metric’s Grow Up and Blow Away.  I like the childish charm of the hand-drawn cartoons

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