Sunday, May 10, 2015

Wants/Needs: Lilys' Eccsame The Photon Band (LP)

Internets, to me!

Lilys are my absolute favorite band of all time. They have been for the last 20 years, and will very much be until I shuffle my obsessive ass off this mortal coil. I have pretty much every record this wonderful, chameleon-like band has ever released on vinyl, save for one.

Eccsame the Photon Band was the record that introduced me to the band. At the time (1996, or sometime thereabouts), this was the album I was looking for , but didn't know I was looking for. Quite, serene, turbulent, challenging, and beautiful, Eccsame the Photon Band spoke to me in a way only a few records have. It's a meditative record, vastly different from anything the band produced before or after (and for this ever-shifting band, that's saying a lot). I don't trust the listening tastes of anyone who says this is their least favorite Lilys record, since it's pretty much a godamned fuckin' masterpiece. It still, to this day, remains my favorite record by Kurt Heasley and co.

It's also the one record by Lilys I don't have on vinyl. I want it. I need it. I've begged friends who own it to sell it to me at ridiculously inflated prices with nary a taker. I've scoured the darkest corners of the Internet, put in alerts on both eBay and Discogs, and no soap. The fact that I can't and don't have this record makes me want it that much more.

So, if you - or someone you know - has a copy for sale, hit me up in the comments section below. All reasonable prices considered.


Please and thank you.