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  • The ever popular "things written on record sleeves" thread.

    Found a good un' today which I just couldn't leave in the shop:

    Sandy Shaw comp on Hallmark. On the back is written:

    To Carole
    Lots of love
    sorry I'm such
    a wanker
    xxxxx
    John

    Endless Tripe

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    http://www.iueke.com/

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    • #3
      The inner sleeve of my JALN Band album states:

      'won by Wendy Button & I for dancing at a disco in Nottingham'

      The back of the album is signed too - by the DJ I guess. Joel someone.

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      • #4
        Head to Market Records in Southport...a guy has obviously sold off his record collection. All his favourites (Sprinsteen, Rod Stewart, a lot more besides) have collages on the inner sleeve featuring cut-outs from magazines of the relevant artist. Works of art.
        Mixes, compilations and the like

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        • #5
          All I found recently is a couple of soul LPs where a guy (guessing) has written Hamm on every part of the record....several times on the front, next to each member of the band's photo in the gatefold, and several times on the back.

          My favorite item on a record that I own is a white label promo of "Iron Leg". On it stamped in red is the word HEAVY in a rectangle. Marketing? They were right on there.....
          http://three-sixty-five45s.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            I have a 7" white label by Dr Heavy (whoever they were) on which no less a personage than John Peel has written 'This has nothing to do with me!'.

            My favourite is by Lee McFadden of indie also rans Counterfeit. On one of their 12" singles he wrote

            Neil

            I've signed over thirty of these goddam things . This will most definitely be the last. This will be the final time I sign a record with a cack Edward Ball design and two completely snidey arseholes accompnying me on vinyl .

            Cheers here's to the next solution to the oil shortage.


            On the flip next to his band mates names he has written ' A bullshitter' and 'A Snide'

            I wonder if their still going?
            Specialising in Rusty Goffe since 2009

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            • #7
              I got quite a few records that belonged to a DJ who gave them all marks out of 5, presumably so he could keep the dancefloor sizzlin. Sometimes adding things like "medium/up , rock" which would guarantee it was crap.



              I'm also having a giggle with some early 80s raps jams that have the track names scratched out by the DJ, but you can still clearly see the artist, label, even LP name, so it wouldn't have been that hard to steal his set list.
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              • #8
                I've got one of those Big Jim H records on the back of which someone has written (in capital letters and underlined) "NO GOOD".

                Also, a copy of "Aladdin Sane" which came with an insert inviting the owner to join the Dame's fan club along with a questionnaire. Under the first question - "Who's your favourite recording artist?" - the previous owner has written "not David Bowie".
                Drastically reduced to 72p

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pot-bellied fool
                  I have a copy of Lionel Bart's 1959 EP 'Bart For Bart's Sake'.

                  On the back cover, someone has changed the title 'Bart For Bart's Sake' to 'Bart - For Fuck's Sake!'

                  Unsophisticated, I know, but always makes me laugh.

                  Thank you for your time.
                  Bring back that cat wearing a tie!
                  record licker

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                  • #10
                    I once saw a Sinatra album with a personal message to some woman's name signed "Frank". True story.

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                    • #11
                      I've got quite a few bits I've collected together to scan and will put them up over the weekend - but for the time being I'll mention a lovely condition copy of Shelagh McDonald's delightful 'Stargazer' album, which I was lucky enough to find at a car boot a few years ago. It has that lovely ethereal cover with evocative graphics and beautiful font. Unfortunately a (very) childish hand has scrawled 'I DOT LIKE TISH ' in black pen across the top.
                      "Cover condition:Is perfect except on back cover theres an area of dirty smudge dont know what it is and covers a bit wrinkled which im sure could be flattened out"


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Little Jimmy Oddman View Post
                        Head to Market Records in Southport...a guy has obviously sold off his record collection. All his favourites (Sprinsteen, Rod Stewart, a lot more besides) have collages on the inner sleeve featuring cut-outs from magazines of the relevant artist. Works of art.
                        Ha, at the record stall in Hyde they had (I assume they still do) similar things on loads of singles whole Sandie Shaw collection minus one rather obvious emission and many other entire 45 discographies minus the ones people actually want.

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                        • #13


                          My favourite from the Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord from a chazzer in Warrington many years ago
                          Gosh, golly that was a weird one. Have I got time to go and take some more acid?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pot-bellied fool
                            I have a number of comedy singles where someone (I presume a man) has lovingly inscribed 'STOLEN from Mary Sheila Butcher' in jack the ripper scrawl on both sides of the label, and, as if that were not enough, on the ruddy sleeve too. You could devote hours to pondering the psychological motivations.. or not, as the case may be.
                            Part of me hopes it was somebody who stole the records from Ms Butcher but, presumably, it would be more likely to be Ms Butcher herself (ie "if you have these, someone must have stolen them from me").
                            Mixes, compilations and the like

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                            • #15
                              I have the "Bags & Trane" lp on London upon which a previous owner has carefully inscribed "& Cheezy" in the same font, so it reads "Bags & Trane & Cheezy", which upon first glance looks quite convincing...
                              some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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