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March 06, 2009



Excellent piece on Paul's Boutique, one of my favorite albums. I have not bought it yet but you now convinced me.


Ok Alex enough is enough, I'm sitting here LAUGHING LOUD into the computer. Can you hear me? Here's what happened:

I was chuckling about being conned into buying remasters that are really just loud and was compelled to read that sentence to my husband, who had just walked in from doing laundry. I hadn't yet read down about where you were going with this, when my husband said, "Ha, that's funny because look what I picked up today at Virgin for 10 bucks." And he handed me, still in the plastic - Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique 20th Anniversary Edition.

While I looked at the CD my husband asked me if the article was about Beastie Boys. I thought to myself, well that would be weird if it was. And then I continued reading... leading to the LAUGHING.

Alex in NYC

Whoa. That *is* weird.


While I'll be skipping this reissue, I for some reason can't wait to purchase The Who Sell Out (Deluxe 2-CD Edition) for the umpteenth time...

jon abbey

some remasters sound decidedly better, the last wave of Bob Marley discs, the recent Can reissues, the Betty Davis records that were done last year. I spend a good part of my life obsessed with how to make CDs sound better, so maybe I'm more attuned to it, dunno.

but Paul's Boutique is a record I know really well (one that you and I fully agree on, Alex), and I don't hear a difference here. I DLd a lossless version, I'm not buying the new one.


Intersection of Ludlow and Rivington on Google maps:,+New+York+City&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=us&ei=Ix60SZStAdSBtgfVnIG7Bw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=image

Alex in NYC

I swear, I could waste an entire day just messing around on Google Maps.


awesome idea with the Google maps. I would not have thought of that. Now, if we can only find the actual Paul of Paul's Boutique. Think they were really in Brooklyn.

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