Sometimes an old Tommy V tape is the perfect thing to listen to. Maybe you just got fired from Jack In the Box again. Or maybe you couldn't sleep last night because your neighbor in the next cardboard box over snores too loud. Whatever the case, when you find yourself a little more run-down or in the dumps than usual, Tommy V is always there to commiserate.
Dust Collector is his first full length tape, and like with all of his old tapes, there's a fair amount of overlap with other releases. Some of the songs here have been recycled at least 3 or 4 times. But don't let that deter you, since there's plenty of unheard hang-dog goodness as well. His Eeyore-like delivery and outlook on life is fully present, as is his incredibly unique and out-there take on music (dollar-bin loops + cinnamon Schnapps + maybe pot crumbs, maybe dried parsley = a Tommy V beat). Add to that some murky 4-track production, and you have the ho-hum masterpiece that is this album.
So pull up a barstool next to Tommy V and get blitzed on whatever's cheapest, along with Nonaim, Awolrus, Hedgehog, Circus, and the rest of his buds. Soon enough, your troubles won't seem so bad. From 1997.