(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)
Artist: Lowest of the Low
Album Title: Do the right now
Year released: 2017
Year reissued: 2018
Details: Black vinyl, part of five album box set, autographed and limited to 300 copies, (box set includes booklet, lyrics sheets, poster, and stickers)
The skinny: The fourth instalment in this series featuring the five pieces in Lowest of the Low’s “Shakespeare my box” vinyl box set is the most recently released album in the set. It also happens to be the one with which I am the least familiar*. Released in 2017 after the band had already broken up and re-formed twice, “Do the right now” features a Lowest of the Low lineup that only includes two of its original members. Still, it is an album that feels very much in touch with what made their debut album, “Shakespeare my butt”, so successful and even includes two songs that had been written around the time of that album’s circulation but had never been recorded. Indeed, there is some excellent material here and even saw the Canadian indie stalwarts garner a tiny bit of exposure south of the border.
Standout track: “Powerlines”
*I say this with the exception of next week’s instalment but I will save this explanation for then.