Your Old Droog – Jewelry (2LP)

“In the early years of my career I sometimes shared the story of my immigration to the US, from the Ukraine, in time for kindergarten. At that age I was already aware that I was not really ‘Ukrainian’ as the natives confidently classified…maybe because in the Ukraine, my family and I were simply identified as Jews, or any of the number of unfriendly terms that Jewish people were, and often still are, called. So as far back as I can remember, I was never taught to hide that I was a Jew, this reflex habit developed so early that it seems like a natural born instinct. An instinct which was still required in considerable magnitude when we moved here to another environment that doesn’t exactly embrace Jews. Well, I’m no longer going to diminish my heritage for your comfort, some people hate simply for the sake of hating, let them crumble under the weight of that burden…we will celebrate light and life…I’m a Jew in America. This is my story. Shalom.” – YOD

Your Old Droog – Jewelry (2LP)

“In the early years of my career I sometimes shared the story of my immigration to the US, from the Ukraine, in time for kindergarten. At that age I was already aware that I was not really ‘Ukrainian’ as the natives confidently classified…maybe because in the Ukraine, my family and I were simply identified as Jews, or any of the number of unfriendly terms that Jewish people were, and often still are, called. So as far back as I can remember, I was never taught to hide that I was a Jew, this reflex habit developed so early that it seems like a natural born instinct. An instinct which was still required in considerable magnitude when we moved here to another environment that doesn’t exactly embrace Jews. Well, I’m no longer going to diminish my heritage for your comfort, some people hate simply for the sake of hating, let them crumble under the weight of that burden…we will celebrate light and life…I’m a Jew in America. This is my story. Shalom.” – YOD

Grading

Mint(M)

Record Grading Guide:

  • Mint (M) – Absolutely perfect in every way. Never been played and usually sealed.
  • Near Mint (NM) – The record has been on a shelf between other records. The vinyl looks glossy and clearly has only been played a few times. There are no marks on the vinyl and the whole package is complete.
  • Excellent (E) – Same but I’d tolerate very light marks where the vinyl has been in and out of the inner sleeve a few times, or tiny signs of use generally.
  • Very Good Plus (VG+) – A few further faults are acceptable, but nothing that really compromises the record visually or audibly. A little rub, light inaudible marks, a little background crackle.
  • Very Good (VG) – It’s seen a bit of life, but is still usable. Light pops and clicks, an edge split, light visible scratches. You can still listen to it and enjoy looking at it, but it is visually and audibly USED.
  • Good (G) – To be honest you’re making trouble for yourself here, as Good means Bad. I’d only be selling something really desirable in this condition, with a bargain price and a full, no holds barred description to match.
  • Poor (P), Fair (F) Attempting to listen will be a disturbing experience. Expect major noise issues, skipping or repeating. The record itself is cracked, badly warped and has deep scratches. The cover is also approaching death.

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