Ain't it always the way!!! There I was, getting quite hyped about nipping down to the forthcoming Brillo on Monday to hook up with a few of you London VVs, when I get the call from work that malta beckons. 9'o'clock flight outta Stanstead! So it'll have to be NEXT month, folks.
The positive spin on this is that it postpones the trauma of deciding what discs to bring with. For those bothered, here's what I'd been toying with:
1. A weird mid-70s Phase Four Jingle Single opener called "Blast Off!" It does what it says on the tin.
2. DRUPI - Ma Poi.
Picked this LP up in Vienna. 70s post-Beatles wracked and washed-out gospel superpop in a kinda Badfinger via Milan sorta vibe.
3. LOU JOHNSON - 'Frisco Here I am
Infinitely funky soulful dirty blues from the master. Volt 45 from 1970.
4. PRUDY - Zvonte Zvony
The title track from their killer '68 LP. Slovakia's answer to Sgt. Pepper hit sublime baroque psych pop peaks of perfection.
5. SOUNDS OF MODIFICATION - Try and forget me
Like a beat tune filtered throiugh too much whizz and acid, come out all tweaked and slightly deranged.
6. PRISCILLA - Let it shine
The divine Ms. Coolidge - Rita's sis - in full-blown gorgeous country soul gospel mode.
7. THE HONEYCOMBS - Can't get through to you
Forget your preconceptions. This is a true smashed blocked Joe Meek proto-freakbeat classic, full of speeded-up guitars and drum battery!!
8. THE U-DWI PEOPLES PARAPHENALIA - Terrible Train
Is it funk? is it jazz? Is it psych? I dunno, but I LIKE it.
9. WILMER & THE DUKES - Heavy Time
NY State combo, black singer, white band - a stompin' fuzz-fringed up-tempo dancefloor soul / garage stonker.
Next time, eh!!