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#034: Galaxie 500 - On Fire

So we finally come to the first appearance of Galaxie 500’s masterpiece, this is the UK Rough Trade LP released in late 1989.

Galaxie 500 - On Fire (Rough Trade UK)
Galaxie 500 - On Fire (Rough Trade UK)

On Fire was my first exposure to Galaxie 500 and was my first purchase… but not this version - 1989 was the middle of my transition from vinyl to CD, so the first Galaxie 500 release I bought was On Fire on CD, the second was Today on vinyl. I’m now slightly annoyed at my inconsistency. I bought This Is Our Music on CD, but bought it as a birthday present for a friend on vinyl.

Also slightly annoyed that I so fully jumped on the CD bandwagon… it did get to the point where the consumer had no choice and I’d have had to, but no I was an early and complete adopter, just the sort of sucker the labels loved. I probably still am.

  • Catalogue Number: AHFOW 12/034
  • Artist: Galaxie 500
  • Title: On Fire
  • Notes: Rough Trade UK
  • Format: LP
  • I can’t remember where I got this copy, or how much I paid, but it’s in lovely nick!
  • Buy ‘On Fire’ on Bandcamp