Bum / Pingu / Novaks - Magic Teeth Record Number 2 7", a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
A few weeks ago I posted a picture of what I thought was my complete Bum collection ( http://www.ibuywaytoomanyrecords.com/2012/03/collection-bum-7-lps.html ). When I posted it, I ended up getting contacted by one of the singers from Bum, Rob Nesbitt. Rob was kind enough to let me know that I was actually missing a few things. A cover variation here, a color of vinyl there, but the main thing was I was somehow missing an entire 7"! Well, in addition to providing some great information, Rob also went above and beyond the call of duty and sent me 2 of the records I was missing. One of them is the picture above, the 7" that was missing entirely from my collection.
Magic Teeth Record Number 2 came out on the Magic Teeth label and featured 1 song by Bum, 1 song by Pingu and 4 songs by the Novaks. I hate to be unfair to the other 2 bands, but I'm really here for the new Bum song. I'll summarize briefly. The Pingu song is a pretty decenty, slightly lo-fo garagey pop song. It's alright. The Novaks songs aren't terrible, but they kind of remind me of that band that forms in everyone's high school (complete w/ Misfits cover). The Bum song on here is a treat. yet another in their line of awesomely catchy pop classics. That band has always had such a knack for writing incredible hooks.
I can't find a version of this song online anywhere to share, so I'm sorry about that. And I also want to publicly thank Rob again for getting in touch and hooking me up with some amazing records. I'll be posting about the other record her sent me on Monday.