So when I lived in Australia, my girlfriend at the time had fantastic taste in music and we were spoilt by the fantastic Synaesthesia Records in Melbourne, which stocked pretty much everything, or knew how to get it.
She had this album of “O Superman” remixes that I fucking loved, I listened to it all the time. When I came back to the UK, I promptly lost the CDR I’d burned of it and had zero luck finding a copy of it anywhere.
I spent years trawling YouTube, Spotify, disgogs, eBay and just about everywhere else trying to find this record, which, barring the occasional track appearing on YouTube from time to time, seems to have completely disappeared from history.
Anyway, I completely gave up looking for it a couple of years ago, moved on with my life. Then I heard O Superman this morning on the radio and thought I should have a quick Google, see what turns up, and there it is on Bandcamp, the whole thing!
If only a LOT of different information was available in the late 90s and early 2000s, not to mention some distribution channels that we have today.
I spent about ten years looking for a vinyl copy of Clock DVA The Hacker. Then more or less gave up looking for various reasons.
Then last year found two like-new copies on ebay for like $15 each, so I grabbed both of them.
Since that time, I’ve seen them all over the place though.
It’s not my absolute favorite track, but it was something that I knew a certain group of friends was looking for back in the mid 90s or so, and kind of took it as a personal challenge. So it’s kind of cool to have it in my record collection now after all that time.
Now I just need to get a few Skinny Puppy albums that are so far a little more than I’d like to pay.