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    Re-listen instead.

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    The Singers Unltd. 'Snowfall' is Heaven.

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    'Magnificent Octopus' time.

    Currently on hols in the Lake District, took down Scafell Pike yesterday and am walking around like Roddy McDowell in Planet of the Apes today. So, while resting my ageing bones, thought I'd catch up on recent acquisitions, covering the last few weeks. There's a lot to list as I put in a couple of away-days, stomping round charity shops in various Notts / Derbys / Lincs locations, on top of my usual city centre digging.

    Deep breath.......




    A few from a quick pop round the chazzas of Newark on Trent. David Rose is an Axelrod production, bit of a VV classic for 'Wig-Wam'. Marti Caine features a load of the usual suspects session players and I'm quite partial to the tune 'Feelin' Single, Seein' Double' - worth your 50p (or even a quid). Lena Horne is way better than it has any business being - some top Fabs cover done in a sleaze-funk style that works really well. Chanter Sisters..................let's just say that I was flagging and my judgement was failing.




    First three of these came from one eBay seller who I stumbled on via a random and unrelated search. Put in the single low bids on these, with the aim of cashing in on combined postage. Unity is a Xian thing that hasn't really grabbed me. Antonio (and not forgetting his trumpets) was one that Lee flagged up recently, but I'd never seen in the wild, so was amused to trip over this online and there's never any harm in picking up a spare of the funky KPM-esque stuff from the Professionals. The Stan Tracey came from Rob's Records on one of my regular Friday afternoon visits. Wasn't cheap, but wasn't too painful and I couldn't risk leaving it behind. As it goes, I liked it more than I thought I would, but the jury is still deliberating.





    Some random 12"s from a couple of days of hitting charity shops a few weeks back. Still picking up 80s 12"s with bombastic production values. Snowboy was a reminder of my Straight No Chaser-buying days (was never a massive fan of his though). The Blood Sister 12" I picked up in a chazza a few weeks back, then a week or two later I think it was Taze and Bongolia were discussing it on the forum - eerie Indiana. Not heard it, never will - it will be in my Trades this week and Freebies if I can't swop it for summat.





    All these four came from a rummage in an antiques centre as it was in the same town as a load of chazzas. Can't believe I didn't already have that Nancy LP - I can't be far off having all the necessary titles locked down. The others were all picked up to punt on really, though I did initially intend to give Robin Gibb another chance at residing with me, but I just can't get my head round it. Think it's yer common or garden Marmite LP.





    These four all came from the aforementioned chazza slog (and it really was a slog). Some nice wonky disco from St Tropez. A private press type doodah that's kind of acid folk-y, but more choral than my preferred femme vox style, probably not a keeper. A couple of 'with a Beat' productions, right in the wake of them being discussed in the Post 10 LPs You Associate with VG+ thread (Maybe if someone could discuss Julie Covington's 'The Beautiful Changes' LP, you might cause me to stumble across that too? And I'll plait piss.)





    We'll very loosely categorise these under 'soundtracks'. Billy Strange LPs always seem to improve when it gets to the original compositions and this is no exception (this came from Rob's by the way). I got 'Groupie Girl' rather nicely priced off that internet auction site. From Langley Mill Records, I got 'Fanny Hill', which is another VV/VG+ cheapo classic with a lot of bang for the buck (he said, with ill-advised proximity to a porn soundtrack) and the 'Jud' soundtrack came from swopsies with BBOB (pleasure as always Rhys).





    Couple more cheapies from Langley Mill Records, parpmongous stuff from Noel Trevlac (sitting on the fence as regards keeping or culling), picked up a couple of copies of Los Dourados lately as folk on here mentioned wanting to trade for it. Even as I handed over the money for Aardvark, I knew it was an error - so it proved (Out pile, here we come). However, Atomic Butterfly was one of my better spuffs, I don't view it as a library LP (I tend not to hang on to library LPs), it works better as a funky prog LP for me.





    A few more chazza finds and one more from Rhys. The BBC Nursery Rhymes LP is almost acid folk / Wicker Man stuff and I'm definitely going to give it at least another couple of listens, think I'll most likely keep it. The comp came from Rhys and has a nice bit of femme folk action, spare of Honey Tree and a sleeveless copy of Pentangle's 'Cruel Sister', which I probably could have saved myself a quid on as I recently saw an intact copy for only £8, which is pretty much typical.





    A few more from Rob's. Spare of 'Supercharged' (trades list is on the way), spare of Dalley's Dozen (more likely destined for the freebies pile) the Ray Ellington LP is a really pleasant surprise for a quid - nowt at all wrong with the version of 'Mercy, Mercy Me' for a start. Rather nice jazz-for-Jesus set from Betty Lou Mills.





    Some highlights from a trade with Aleksandr Disco - Bottom right (IIRC) is the fabled Gradsky OST, about time I had that one really, I've been a bit slack there. All good stuff. Recommended trader.





    Some more from the yomp round the Notts charity shops. All headed for some future freebies session, but you can't leave them languishing when your curiosity is piqued and the charities need a few quid.





    As above. All from chazzas. However, all keepers as things stand, with the exception of one of the Hansis, which is obviously a spare.





    More chazza action. More freebie action.





    As per. I knew the Nokia promo LP (bottom right) was gonna be naff Trad Jazz when I picked it up, but I had to check out 'All The Whores Like The Way I Ride' - never even realised titles like this existed pre-Biggie Smalls! And the piece of kit on the sleeve still looks like a vision of the future in the same way as Gary Numan's 'Replicas' or 'Blade Runner' do. Crazy.





    The chazza run was coming to an end at this point, I was proper knackered. Not sure that Thomas Dolby is a keeper, the ideas are there, but the execution doesn't do it for me (and it hasn't got 'Hyperactive' on it). BNH was one of my big LPs back in the day, I went a bit mad on Acid Jazz. Don't think the copy I had way back then was this weight of vinyl though - you could knock down a rhino if you frisbeed this at one. Got The Cure for my mate - can't go far wrong for a quid. And, though The Damned was not 50p (those with decent vision can see the £8 sticker), my work colleague was more than happy to pay that for it.





    Top two here came from Rob's. I've been without YMO for far too long, so overpaid for this out of sheer relief. Bought the Chic LP (again) purely for the programme that was inside the sleeve - I love stuff like that. Ashman Reynolds was filed under C&W in Anarchy, but Madeline Bell's name, plus a brass section on the credits told me it was summat different, quite decent prog, but not decent enough to hang on to (will swop it down the market next week I reckon). Bit of a scruffy Dr Feelgood, but it sounds fine if you turn it up loud enough.





    Some more 12"s. Even though I got it for my mate, I make no apologies for Motley Crue as it still sounds ace and that's not me being ironic! Wang Chung is for the same mate as it's one of his favourite 80s tunes. Loving the huge production on 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and I was amazed how quickly my brain craved naughties as soon as I put Lil Louis on. Maybe I should be worried by that, but I'm not.


    Congratulations to anyone who got through that. Now you know how I felt after 3.5hrs walking uphill yesterday!
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    3/4 of ABBA, pre-ABBA that is. Results from early visit to car boot fair. Apparently I came just in the nick of time before the usual suspects arrived. Grabbed a few more, 20th Century Lee (Hazelwood) that he recorded in Sweden with the usual Swedish 70's wrecking crew (Schaffer, Json Lind et al.). I left quite a few Elvis Presley that I maybe should have grabbed at 50p but at least it kept people busy as I walked off.
    I could have made it 4/4 as the next stall had a Frida Ensam, but I decided not to. Bad enough facing my wife with Agnetha in short skirt n boots, Annifrid in nightgown and stockings grabbing her crotch would not have helped me.

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    I went to the record fair on Vincent Square on Saturday. It reminded me why I don't much like record fairs.

    Anyway, here's what I picked up.


    Filled a gap with a cheap US copy of this. Some nice stuff mixed with some self-indulgent wankery.


    Not that great and adds weight to my suspicion that Lee Perry is hugely overrated. Will give it another try but don't think I'm likely to keep this.


    Free with the George Faith.


    A bit patchy but some lovely stuff on this. Recommendations for similar gratefully received.


    Only one disc but only and will allow me to let go of the relevant OG. I'm not too precious to downgrade!


    Hadn't got round to picking this up until now. This is the purple and yellow vinyl jobbie. Still sealed and a tenner made it an easy decision.

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    It would seem that the Stan Tracy is not-so-common Ben. Looks intriguing. Worth persevering?

    I bought the Lena a while back on the basis of Gabor Szabo's presence - but he doesn't feature that much. Great outfit that Lena is sporting there.

    "The Professionals" good for a couple of tracks - one of the few VV LP's that I still have.

    A tidy haul, all up.

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    Chanter Sisters - Ready For Their Dinner, more like.
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    Service leaves something to be desired. The one on the left looks as if she's been waiting for ages and is still hopeful for a good meal. One on the right is finger tapping cross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy-Fogg View Post


    Not that great and adds weight to my suspicion that Lee Perry is hugely overrated. Will give it another try but don't think I'm likely to keep this.
    Give it another go WF - The Upsetter at the height of his powers IMHO - 2 killer tracks on that LP:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy-Fogg View Post
    I went to the record fair on Vincent Square on Saturday. It reminded me why I don't much like record fairs.

    Anyway, here's what I picked up.


    Filled a gap with a cheap US copy of this. Some nice stuff mixed with some self-indulgent wankery.
    I've never heard this record! My prog chops are piss poor really.
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    loving the bike-lights disco on that George Faith youtube!


    I think I found that King Crimson when I first started charity shopping in the mid 90s, but ditched it. Looking at Discogs pricing for UK copies (and seeing a 100 quid copy at the fair) that may have been a mistake.

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    Unlike Ben I'm not finding anything in the charities worth even punting a pound for lately so it's online only at the moment. Picked up a couple of gap fillers while it's quiet.


    This batch from a couple of online auction sellers.
    Herbie Mann - Monday Night at the Village Gate. Picking off any decent Mann albums when they come up cheap.
    The Living End - Pow. Total punt to add to the package. Can't find any info about this other than what's on the cover indicating they recorded these tracks in 1966 in L.A. Familiar to anyone here? Better than I imagined it'd be in a garage/folk rock vein. The instrumental opener is pretty damn good, I'll have to see if I can get it up online at some point. Seems like a few of the tracks are demos but the sound quality's not too shabby. Apologies if I've gone a bought a dodgy bootleg again but I can't keep up with these things!
    Morgana King - I Know How It Feels To Be Lonely. Tomorrow Never Knows is great.
    Cleo Laine - Soliloquy. Have to wait for some quiet time to play side two of this as side one didn't go down that well in the Melter household!
    Johnny Hodges - Blues-A-Plenty.


    Death - For The Whole World To See. Took a while but eventually got around to adding this to the collection. Brilliant stuff and the film about them is worth a watch if there remains anyone out there that doesn't know the story.
    Death - III. Thought I'd get this too while I was at it.
    Chubby Checker - Chequered! Another it's taken an age to bring into the fold and ended up going for the Sunbeam reish but what a record. Surprises everyone I play it to.
    Psychic Mirrors - Nature Of Evil. Never thought I'd be buying a new funk album this year but this has proved to be the most popular thing I've put on the deck for a long time. First album from this Miami band and released back in April. The sleeve's done like some lost 80's thriller soundtrack and the sound is best described as synthy boogie funk. As I'm not known for my scintillating descriptions check out the video below for a better impression.

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    Probably heresy but my favourite King Crimson album is 'Red' then maybe 'Starless and Bible Black' I also like the 90's one 'Thrak' quite a lot too. I've never been massively into their earlier albums and I count myself as a huge fan lol.

    Oh some great finds people. I've never heard 'Chequered'. I promised myself when I found out about it on this site I'd try and track down a copy in the wild or pick up a reissue like Melter.

    I've never seen that Stan Tracey either Funk, anything by him is worth picking up if you see it which I rarely if ever do! Also 2 STS's I've never seen.
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    Took a trip into town to do a bit of shopping and do some bills and discovered some fresh meat in the charity shops. I shied away from the wrecked copy of 'Satanic Majestys' with the wrecked cover, scratched record and wrong inner for £19.99 and picked these up for 99p except the Jonis which were £1.50.

    Vladimir Vysotsky - Sings His Own Songs No idea what to expect.



    Joni Mitchell ‎– Don Juan's Reckless Daughter OG of this in top condition. One I've never heard in fact I'm not much of a Joni expert.



    Joni Mitchell - Clouds This is a reissue but I reckon its mid to late 70's in origin, could well be wrong, certainly doesn't have that cheap eighties feel about it.



    Alex Campbell - No Regrets Don't think I've ever bought anything on 'Look' records before.



    Various ‎– Songs Of The Yom Kippur War An Israeli press on CBS. Cover has red on mine not like the pictured Aussie press:



    And when I returned a couple of doormat finds.

    Dosh - Dosh First album of Martin's instrumental abstract melodic noise.



    SJ Esau - Small Vessel Another release on anticon as above. This is indie folk, electronic, acoustic type stuff.


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    Cant edit post but there is something rather unnerving about that 'SJ Esau' cover I've only just noticed...

    Listening to the Joni double at the moment and its rather good to put it mildly. Great stuff 'Danny Thompson' like bass with a jazzier edge and freestyle vocals, I like a lot.

    EDIT: Just found out why the bass playing struck me on this album so much, its 'Jaco Pastorious' and a whole host of great jazz musicians involved Wayne Shorter, Larry Carlton to name but two. Pretty experimental album to my ears, does it get much love here?
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    Strap in chaps, bit of a deluge of vinyl. Some online, some freebies, some from real record shops, boot sale...the lot!

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    Hair - John McLaren, Sue Kramer & Reddy, The Broadway matadors, The Brooklyn Singers, Hans berka. Having been informed this is the one to get, I got it in one day! Cracking stuff.
    Mike McNaught - Bugs Bunny comes to London
    Zacharias - The sensational sounds of
    Dynastie Crisis - s/t.
    Robert Wyatt - The end of an ear.
    Morton Stevens - Hawaii Five-O. Superb TV soundtrack. Cop a load of this beautiful music.


    101 Strings - Play hits written by The Beatles. And this twangy sitar(?) laden corker.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhl5sFbNxik

    Children of the night - Dinner with Drac. Ghoulish fun from '76, funky moves with flute and moog scattered around.
    Bang on a drum, songs from play school and play away.
    Ananda Shankar - s/t.
    Taste - s/t. 1st lp. Bought it for the 45 sides (always too pricey for me) which open and close side 1.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNfKtHvaPEU
    The First Impression - Beat Club. 20p (worth it for the cover alone) booter job. Top Sgt Pepper cover.
    Mikis Theodorakis - Z ost. Café Rock.....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsTsI7GX88
    Peter Ross & Oliver - More of. Haven't had a proper listen yet
    Mandingo - The primeval rhythm of life. Monster!!! Catching up on my VV classics as you'll notice, mostly thanks to lDJB.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqHnNE6gGwk


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    Alexander _ Working my way. Minted up in Glasgow! spare taken.
    John Philips soul & his stone marching band - That Memphis thing / The soul strut. Excellent funky, Hammond splattered 2 sider.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbdn5AMgCaI
    The Tremeloes - Be mine / Suddenly Winter. Top notch b side. Plenty of backwards effects, '67 style.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnA4lg0FsP8
    The Fredric - Five o'clock traffic / red pier. Red Pier is a drifting, shimmering beauty. 5 o'clock traffic is an excellent tune, poppy with psych touches, very nice indeed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKG6BAVww40
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    The Bare Facts - Georgiana / Bad part of town. Garage royalty on the flip. Georgiana is great too. Both fuzz driven movers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1uybVRd15I
    Thin Lizzy - The Rocker / Here I go again. Great phasing move on The Rocker which lifts this hard rocker a little higher.
    The Seeds - Fallin' off the edge of my mind / Wild blood. 2 non lp tracks, with a little help from Kim Fowley! What a combination. Wild Blood wins it for me. Absolutely filthy guitar riff with Sky sounding a little off kilter, and some big old slabs of fuzz kicking in.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwtFx5IeeYI
    T.C Atlantic - Faces / Love is just. Can't see me ever getting hold of the Stinging fuzzy og version. This later version gets short shrift in garage circles but on reappraisal, I like it. The sentiment remains the same, and I quite like the laid back, floaty style.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SobqmcuRxds
    The Daily Flash - Jack of Diamonds / Queen Jane approximately. Hell yeah! Big picture clip. '66 stormer.




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    Getting fed up now! Lps all visible (and well known) hopefully.
    Bunker Hill - Hide & Seek 1&2. Turned into a frat monster by The Sheep
    The Brass Toad - In the back of my mind/ Easy to be hard. Doubled up, spare. Psych.
    Smiths Crisps, When it comes to the crunch. Brilliant 2 sided flexi. Somebody please tell me who the band is on this fabbo 45.
    The Sonny Boys - A midnight train / you and me. Obscure Belgian killer 45. Fuzzy, fast and fab.
    Everyone tear down your own little wall
    That keeps you from being a part of it all
    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
    You've just got to be close to it all

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    Great stuff Paul. amazingly fast work on that Hair LP!! Quite a few of those 45s are going / have gone on the list!
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    It was already in my Discogs wants. Talk about coincidence, we played it at yours on Sunday afternoon, it popped up in my Discogs Monday morning, as a vg copy . Very cheap, went for it, it arrived today, good as gold.
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    The Chanter Sisters had a collectible album under the name Birds Of A Feather.

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    Nice Haul TB, Some I have, some I don't, some I want... I want 'Dinner with Drac' already! Bang on a Drum is just a great tune, has anyone ever pressed a 45 of it?

    Everyone should have a bit of 'Robert Wyatt' in their lives too!

    Oh and 'Pop Explosion' seems to be cropping up everywhere now even though its as far from a pop explosion as you can possibly get. Great LP mind if you like stoned sitar and tabla jams.
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    In the post, the reissue of what has been called the most peculiar Swedish record, Leif Andersson - Med Andra Ord. Very nice job, with a booklet telling the story of the recording. The record came to light a few years ago, with very few copies emerging. A radio documentary fueled the interest, and earlier this year Leif was found, against all odds.
    1974 he went into a studio specialized at small run private presses to record two songs, Swedish renditions of Sinatra songs Cheek To Cheek and Fly Me To The Moon. The studio had brought in a piano player, but during rehearsals he gave up finding a key to play in, so Leif went ahead and recorded a capella.
    Fifty records were pressed that Leif took home, and after some time he binned them all. But a few must have survived.
    If anyone is curious to own this PM, and I'll put you in contact with the record store that put together the reissue.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cratedigger View Post
    the most peculiar Swedish record, Leif Andersson - Med Andra Ord.
    Registers very highly on the peculiarity scale here, CD - oddly compelling though....there must be more to this tale?....
    you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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    It's sort of inadvertently avant-garde listening from a non Swedish speaking viewpoint but even so it would make a great basis for adding lots of electronic pads and noise. Almost like his namesake 'Leona Anderson'. I think GC is right there must be more to this strange tale!

    He sounds passionate and to me that's all that matters but that's not to say I want to listen to it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantchicken View Post
    Registers very highly on the peculiarity scale here, CD - oddly compelling though....there must be more to this tale?....
    You know, parts of it sound too odd to be true. Someone heard the radio documentary about the record and recognized the voice as his colleague Leif at a small local newspaper, checked out the sleeve picture online and it matched.
    The included booklet is in both English and Swedish, apart from a closing fiction short story by Leif. The record is about 9 UKP if you get it from the source, about 5 UKP in shipping to UK I would imagine.
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    ...I might *have* to buy one. Where do I go to cratedigger?

    PS while I'm at it, what are my chances of picking up an original of Bob Azzam And His Orchestra‎ – New Sounds from a Swedish record shop that *isn't* gonna cost over £100? Would you keep an eye out for me, or is everyone in Sweden already keeping an eye out for their own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eine View Post
    ...I might *have* to buy one. Where do I go to cratedigger?

    PS while I'm at it, what are my chances of picking up an original of Bob Azzam And His Orchestra‎ – New Sounds from a Swedish record shop that *isn't* gonna cost over £100? Would you keep an eye out for me, or is everyone in Sweden already keeping an eye out for their own?
    Don't think I've seen that Bob Azzam, but I will keep an extra eye out. It looks just enough "easy" to slip by most diggers I figure. Most are focused on 60s/psych/metal/MOJO.
    I'm dropping a line to check if there are any left, and will PM as soon as I get a response. It's a numbered edition of 700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cratedigger View Post
    Don't think I've seen that Bob Azzam, but I will keep an extra eye out. It looks just enough "easy" to slip by most diggers I figure. Most are focused on 60s/psych/metal/MOJO.
    it's been a "wall of fame" type record in hip hop circles since the mid 90s...

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    Thanks very much for PM if so! Do keep an eye out for any of the Swedish Bob Azzam LPs and singles, cheers—top trades await!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    it's been a "wall of fame" type record in hip hop circles since the mid 90s...
    That figures. I'm not remotely near hip hop circles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cratedigger View Post
    That figures. I'm not remotely near hip hop circles.
    in this case it was all about the drums:




    There's also a US version of the record with a different cover and track ordering.

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