How sick and weak am I? Well, when started distributing Nix Comics Quarterly #5 to the local Columbus shops this week, my first stop was Lost Weekend Records. Right as I walked in, I saw the pictured Guitar Wolf records sitting there in the “just in” bin.
Priced at $25 a pop, I just knew that Kyle (Lost Weekend’s owner and operator) would go $60 on all three, because his motto is “The more you buy, the more you save.” That beats what I’d pay on stoopid Ebay, for sure.
And these three records all fall in the category of “Regrets: Things I could’ve bought when they came out, shouldn’t have sold when I was broke and/or should’ve stolen from my jerk roommates.”
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck me… I had to buy ‘em.
After all, the Nix Comics character “The Vicar” is at least in part inspired by Guitar Wolf and his role in the movie Wild Zero. Sure the style and appearance of the Vicar is more about Joey Ramone and Question Mark (of Mysterian fame), but if not for scenes like the one below in Wild zero, I doubt I would have made the leap from “Favorite Rockers” to “Invincible Monster Hunter.”