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    While waiting in the car to pick up one of my children today, I had my phone plugged into the stereo and the randon selector threw up a tune which I've found no information on at all.

    It got me wondering, how many records did I have that there appears to be no trace on the internet? I reckon I've a handful but then I do like my private presses and stuff which I'll admit has a really limited possible audience (UK country from the 70's)...

    But If I've got a handful then the odds say that most people on here should have one or possibly more, or perhaps some specialise in this sort of thing. I'm forever seeing comps promoting "Unknowns"... so how common are unknown, ungoogleable, "only 1 known copy" records? Not perhaps as uncommon as we might believe?

    This thread could go in a number of ways, but lets assume that these records you may or may not have, have to be what you would term "keepers", that the music is worthwhile of a wider audience than it currently has.

    So how many of you are harbouring any of these type records and would anyone be prepared to contribute to a thread on them or perhaps a comp...? Or is it all a bit keeping your cards close to your chest, and you enjoy owning and enjoying solely something no one else has?
    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

    Eclectic Mud



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    Not perhaps as uncommon as we might believe?

    I reckon so, especially when you venture further afield. My mother in law sang on a spanish folk lp that popped up on an auction site once but is ungoogleable now.

    The only one I´ve got that really puzzles me is a US fratrock/skilodge 45 by the Skibums called You Gave Me a Snowjob (which apparently means "to hide something among a surfeit of information" or "to suck someone off in the snow". I think the Skibums were hinting at the latter interpretation)

    It´s absolutely terrible, but I would have thought someone online would have been on that scene and mentioned it
    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by babycart View Post
      [I]The only one I´ve got that really puzzles me is a US fratrock/skilodge 45 by the Skibums called You Gave Me a Snowjob (which apparently means "to hide something among a surfeit of information" or "to suck someone off in the snow". I think the Skibums were hinting at the latter interpretation)

      It´s absolutely terrible, but I would have thought someone online would have been on that scene and mentioned it
      Snowjob, eh? I'll bet that someone thought of the term, had a giggle and then wrote a song with that term in the title and then formed the band, making sure the word "ski" was in the name. That's the order if how things were and there are plenty of US sixties' bands that did it in that order or similar.

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      • #4
        The live comedy circuit saw many comedians releasing records on long vanished vanity labels and small independent presses, mainly to sell on to punters at gigs in pubs and clubs. In some cases, even all trace of the comedian seems to have vanished off the internet, let alone the record. If I'd been a bit more proactive with Discogs when I first joined I could have filled in quite a few gaps.
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        • #5
          Many years ago I picked up an LP on Dieter Meier's Solid Pleasure label by Lbinhurux Eeee called something like "In The Future I Shall Call Myself John Flash" - I can't put my hand on it right now - and that remained ungoogleable until recently. It's a strange album indeed



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          • #6
            loads of fantastic ungoogleable records out there. mention them here and they'll be googleable!
            new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post
              loads of fantastic ungoogleable records out there. mention them here and they'll be googleable!
              Indeed - that's exactly how I ended up here in the first place - first hit on google when searching for info on a tune - vinyl vulture.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post
                loads of fantastic ungoogleable records out there. mention them here and they'll be googleable!
                So you'd prefer to keep it that way? I'm genuinely interested.

                I would be happy to unveil some, but only if others do likewise...
                In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

                Eclectic Mud


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post
                  loads of fantastic ungoogleable records out there. mention them here and they'll be googleable!
                  not if we use a special code

                  A=B, B=C etc, e.g TOPX KPC by The TLJCVNT
                  Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
                    So you'd prefer to keep it that way? I'm genuinely interested.
                    No, not at all. I would say all contributors to this forum have shared unknowns at one time or another.

                    Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
                    I would be happy to unveil some, but only if others do likewise...
                    Why only if others do likewise? If you're happy in your own mind to do so, do it!
                    new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SirSlim View Post
                      Indeed - that's exactly how I ended up here in the first place - first hit on google when searching for info on a tune - vinyl vulture.

                      yep... google#1 on majority of occasions
                      new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by babycart View Post
                        not if we use a special code

                        A=B, B=C etc, e.g TOPX KPC by The TLJCVNT
                        UPQY LQD by The UMKDWOU.... that's well known already
                        new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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                        • #13
                          That's gotta be a diggers paradox. The mere mention of a record and its hence forth googlable.

                          Yeah had quite a few over the years.
                          Give a man a tree, He'll take a forest!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post
                            UPQY LQD by The UMKDWOU.... that's well known already

                            In Bletchley Park and the NSA, perhaps.
                            A is B in the VG+ code, B= C, etc. So if ABC had recorded a version of ABC on an ungoogleable flexidisc we´d preserve its´secrecy by calling it BCD - BCD.

                            PL?
                            Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post
                              No, not at all. I would say all contributors to this forum have shared unknowns at one time or another.



                              Why only if others do likewise? If you're happy in your own mind to do so, do it!
                              For sure many on here have already revealed some unknowns, myself included.

                              Why only if others do likewise? Well, because I don't really want to start a thread along the lines of here are some records I think no one has heard of, as I'd come off looking a little arrogant.

                              I want to promote discussion and interaction on this board and perhaps find out about some great records I didn't know exist. I'm aware of the whole secrecy thing and am fascinated by it, so I was hoping that people might start to reveal some records or at least talk about why they wouldn't.

                              I love these sorts of things and believe that part of this board's raison d'ete is for this kind of thing. I am aware that by mentioning it it becomes googleable and that many times I've ended up back here when searching for something... That's why this is the place to do it.

                              So would people be happy to contribe to a thread on here or prefer a more exclusive cd swap thing like the best of in the past? Or is the idea a no go?

                              I'm trying to promote discussion, and will return to this thread but have commitments for the rest of the day. I'll return this evening!
                              In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

                              Eclectic Mud


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