One record I had high hopes for was Death Ride 69's Red Sea EP. I had bought it off ebay a while back, and it had come out of a college radio station [an actual FCC sanctioned one even], and it would be curious to know what years it saw real air time there.
I thought the A side's track, that the EP takes its name from, was alright and was not expecting to find [judging by the credits] Ethan's half laughing screams, which set the track apart from what I am used to hearing from this band. B side was nothing to write home about.
I thoroughly enjoyed Babyland's "Tourist Trap" which I had picked up a couple years ago w/ a pile of other St Thomas releases via mail order, which was unexpected because I hadn't really gotten into the small handful of tracks by them that I have heard in the past.
I was intending to digitize my cassette tapes while I was at it, only to find my tape deck dead on arrival after I hauled it out of the bowel's of my parents' basement where I had forgotten about it long before I had left to go to college. Luckily I have another tape deck stashed away in my shop, assuming it wasn't destroyed during a massive water leak earlier this winter.
One of these days I'll get around to finishing my earlier project of restoring & rack mounting my equipment so stuff like this doesn't get in the way, but my heart hasn't been into component level troubleshooting in a while.