A Record Collector's Guide

Afghan Whigs Update

Posted on February 6, 2016

In honor of Greg Dulli's new tour, I have updated the Afghan Whigs album pages!  I have added all of the Gentlemen re-presses, the Black Love re-press, and have finally included a long-overdue entry for the fabulous 2014 Do to the Beast album.

Total Tuscadero Update

Posted on September 14, 2013

In honor of Tuscadero reuniting to play the Black Cat 20th Annviersary show in DC, I have updated all of my Tuscadero entries with new information.  I have also added three compilations that I had never covered before.

The Joy Formidable Discography

Posted on April 14, 2013

I am very pleased to announce that I have added a new section to the discography site detailing the albums and singles for the Joy Formidable.  I did not know what to make of this band when I first heard them.  I heard "Whirring" on the radio and immediately raised an eyebrow.  They exhibited the sort of guitar-driven, distorted, big sound that characterized much of the music that I have liked most in my life.  It was a sound that had been sorely missing from the industry since the major label world ate itself in the middle of the '90s.  I proceeded trepidatiously, having been burned by many others over the years, but the more I dug into the band's offerings, well, the more I dug it.  The Joy Formidable does have a certain commercial sensitivity to it, but it's really good anyway.  I swear.  I figured I would swoop in and grab all of their vinyl early on so that it would not cost me huge amounts on the collectors' market later.  Oops.  It turns out the big ticket items for this band are CDs and CD box sets.  Well, I eventually tracked those down as well.  Now that we have a strong second full-length effort (Wolf's Law) shredding speakers, an exclusive single due out for Record Store Day, and another big U.S. tour underway, I thought that it was time.  It is a rare case that has me this hooked on a new band these days.  If you have not given the Joy Formidable some of your attention, you should make that happen.

Pette Discogs on Facebook

Posted on February 13, 2013

Ever wanted to take a more active role in discussing some of the content on this site?  Well, there is now a live Pette Discographies page on Facebook...comment away.


Posted on February 13, 2013

Welcome back!  I have been making little updates to site with some regularity, but I have not been posting about them for some time.  That changes now.  I am currently in the midst of some larger-scale stuff.  When I am done, each entry will have price trending information in addition to the values, which should add a little more useful context to my record valuations.  Next, I am adding "last updated" dates to the bottom of each entry.  This is a work in progress, but I am done updating parts of the site.  The Rocket from the Crypt pages are fully updated.  The content of the Afghan Whigs pages has been fully updated.  Most of the rest of the pages have updates in progress.  Slowly but surely.  I have also been spending some time trying to get my label, Shattered World Music, off the ground.  It turns out this takes time and money.  Who woulda thought?

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