Mine are from the last three weekends, bearing in mind that last weekend doesn't really count, seeing as it was like something out of 'Platoon' round here.
French popstress Regine with some crazy hair action, stranded between pop, chanson and yeh-yeh, but rescued by a couple of tracks by a Monsieur S. Gainsbourg. Not sure it's a keeper, but curiosity was satisfied. Mick Softley's a bit battered I'm afraid, but isn't all that good anyway to these ears, ignore high book price. Solarplexus is well known round these parts, La Folia and Bouillebaisse still sounding great. The Manor Live album has some real highlights (belting vocals from Elkie Brooks), sounds a top session. Wouldn't pay much for it - I got that and Solarplexus in trades. Back Door - can't make my mind up whether they're great or mental. Or both. Shawn Phillips - lamest LP I've heard by him, all West Coast jazzers, far too polished.
A boot sale a couple of weeks ago saw me wading through a large pile of a nice fella's albums, almost all of which were country. But I got the Humblebums and Super Stereo Sound for 50p each and he said he has a few more boxes to unleash in future. Then got the Carly Simon 12" for a quid from one of the ubiquitous Yummy Mummies. I just love my Chic stuff. Edwards/Rogers are right up there with Jagger/Richards, Lennon/McCartney and Clinton/Collins for me!! Also sharpened up on my New Wave after a recent thread on the main forum. Surprisingly impressed by the Simple Minds stuff and will have to dig further. Reminded me of one of my favourite Shooting Stars moments as well "True or False - Simple Minds' Jim Kerr is actually Spanish and his real name is Juan."
Always great to pick up Tour de France. Doesn't remind me of Breakdance so much as Channel 4's 80s coverage - "Who's this coming through the fog?! Oh my God it's Stephen Roche!!!". Nice charity shop find anyway. Love Machine is a rather tepid disco LP with the overwhelming whiff of 'cash-in'. Fat Larry's Band with the ace 'Act Like You Know'. Steve Miller, bought (of course) for 'Macho City' - this pressing is rubbish though, so quiet. Bugsy Malone OST, just for the giggles ("We could have been anything that we wanted to be, and it's not too late to change..."). And a rather lovely book on modern Japanese art with the man Murakami, a couple of quid in Save The Children. Not my cuppa really, but I've a mate who loves his Jap stuff and he has a birthday approaching!
So, not bad lately. Nothing majorly exciting, but it's that little taste that keeps me coming back!!
If you will suck my soul, I will lick your funky emotions.