Merge (2016, Reissue)
You may be noticing a trend here, but this is yet another album I was not able to procure from my local record store on Record Store Day. While the prior three where not carried at all in any capacity, this one is on me. As there were so few items on my list that my store was carrying, I didn't bother lining up during the wee hours of dawn. I went later in the day, so I missed my shot of picking up this Superchunk reissue in person.
I was fine with that honestly. The original pressings of this aren't really that much on Discogs, I've had the CD release of this for ages not to mention the fact that I have all of the 7"s that make up this compilation from when I decided to fill the gaps in me singles collection a few years ago. On the Sunday after RSD, this popped up online in the leftover stock posted by 1-2-3-4-Go records. At $20, it was pretty reasonably priced for a Record Store Day full length, so I decided to grab it.
I'm glad I did, it's been remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, so it does sound about as good as I could imagine these twenty five plus year old songs could sound. This record does have some of my favorite early Superchunk songs like "The Breadman," "Fishing" and the perennial hit "Slack Motherfucker." It's always been a great little compilation of singles and I'm happy to have it in the collection, especially as it was priced fairly and required virtually no effort to pick up.
Superchunk - "Slack Motherfucker":
Superchunk - "The Breadman":