Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Dan Sartain - Crimson Guard LP /200
Though I do have a copy of the original pressing of this album (www.ibuywaytoomanyrecords.com/2011/12/dan.html), as something of a Dan Sartain super fan and completist, I had to pick up this new reissue put out by Cass records. Like the original, this version is limited to 200 copies and the artwork is hand stamped on to the cover. It was a bit pricey at $30 shipped, though the odds of finding an original at all, let alone at that price are pretty much non existent. That being said, for $30, the least they could do is put the track list or something on the otherwise blank back cover of this.
Musically I love these Dan Sartain songs. Early demo quality recordings, full of youth & exuberance. Sartain's trademark rock-a-billy swagger and soulful crooning on top of slick guitar riffs and just the right amount of fuzz and feedback. At the end of the day, I'm pleased with this purchase and can only hope it leads to someone reissuing Dan Sartains other lost album, Romance In Stereo, on vinyl as well.
Dan Sartain - Walk Among The Cobras:
Dan Sartain - Telegram Sam:
Dan Sartain - A Place To Call My Home: