Tuesday was new release day, and we had a couple of examples of the recent practice by record labels of including Bonuses to incent Joe Recordbuyer into purchasing. Two of the more interesting releases were Interpol‘s Our Love To Admire and Spoon‘s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and both had bonus material available. Interpol had a 7″ single of “The Heinrich Maneuver” with an instrumental version of “Mammoth.” These were available via independent record resellers. Spoon had a version available of their new CD that had a bonus disc of what appears to be demos and outtakes titled Get Nice. It isn’t clear to me which stores/outlets had this version. Target was the only Sunday supplement that mentioned the bonus CD. The other advantage of purchasing this from Target is that this week it is $7.98!
Unfortunately, the bonus CD didn’t include a tracklisting! I could only identify one song, which was a demo-sounding, stomping (literally) version of “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb.” When I ripped the disc with iTunes, it actually came up with a track list for this release. Either the label did this, or a very informed fan. For the folks who are concerned, here is the tracklisting for Get Nice:
1. I Got Mine
2. Be Still My Servant
3. Leave Your Effects Where They’re Easily Seen
4. I Summon You (Cool)
5. Mean Mad Margaret
6. Love Makes You Feel
7. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
8. Tasty Fish
9. Dracula’s Cigarette
11. I Can Feel It Fade Like An AM Single
12. Curfew Tolls
While I was looking for some information on these releases, I stumbled into a really cool blog dedicated to vinyl and bonus releases called SixtyWatt. One to add to the RSS reader.