#aprilrecordaday Day 17 “Rarest record in your collection” The Mr. T Experience “Gun Crazy” (Lookout, 1992) By no means my rarest record, I have all the Ubasute test presses and other rare records I’ve already posted, but growing up this was one of those 45s you couldn’t find. According to MTX frontman, Dr. Frank, this record was only in stores for a day or two before being pulled because Lookout didn’t have the clearance to use the image on the front cover. Today I got two of ‘em and had Frank personalize one for me. doktorfrank
I’m really glad people are opening up and talking now, because the degree to which people think shit like this is acceptable is ridiculous. Industry professionals need to make huge changes, but so do consumers and fans. We just all need to be better than this. Jesus Christ.
Adding these last tweets too because it illustrates perfectly how this stuff goes even beyond “internet harassment” to creating a culture where women don’t feel safe doing their day to day lives because of the way that men get away with this shit ( and without being challenged or silenced!).
My biggest hope from all these conversations is that they will not just go away, like so many previous ones, and that things will start to change, because. I mean how many other ways are there to say this? Unacceptable and abhorrent in every way.