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  • My (fairly) Nice Nice haul

    Back from allegedly recordless. . .or recordshopless. . .south of frog. Spent about 80 quid all in all. And this is what I got for me bucks. . .

    7":
    JB - Sex Machine
    JB - Kansas City EP
    Birkin/Gainsbourg "Je T'aime"
    Charles Wright - Express Yourself
    Booker T - Hip Hug Her
    Les Charlottes - Paulette EP
    Slag Solution / Slag Machine "slag means the same in every language. It means go away, come back. . . ." errr. . .great stuff.
    Aleph - Love Memories / Injection - interesting psychey A side
    Trifle - Devil Comin' - read about this on t'board and it's bloody good.
    Francis Lai - La Lecon Particulaire EP - Been after this for a while!!
    Electric Hair - Aquarius / Let the Sunshine in - not bad at all. . .
    Wilson Pickett - Born to Be Wild / Toe Hold - great rocky soul. Souly rock?
    Herb Alpert - Casino Royale EP - great "Wade in the Water"

    LP's:
    Neu 2 - disappointment of the trip. . .looks mint, played the fiendish platter and it has a small heat warp @%^%&^&^!! Oh well. Since I have the UK orig and never listen to it anyway... that's OK. Now on the "Why did I buy this. ." pile. Thankfully found a few other goodies - and a lot of so-so late 70's libraries, most of which I'm up for trading if anyone wants 'em.

    JB - Get on the Good Foot
    Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe (diff. version of the title track to '45 though. .. not as jazzy and strung out. . . bah)
    Pierre Dutour - Top Fiction
    Telemusic - Disco & Co Vol 3
    Hits Made in England - decent 60's comp with nice pop-art cover.
    Masterplus - Dramatic Atmospheres (a few bassy, Goblinesque horror themes onnit)
    Chronicle - Like a Message from the Stars - disappointing late 70's J-rock
    Morricone - Sacco & Vanzetti (why did I bother??!)
    RCA 1984 - Action - library LP - electrotastic.
    Travelling Orchestra - Volume 3 - jazzy library stuff.
    Flash Resonance - Times Incidence - spacey, Tangerine Dream type library
    Francis Lai - Emanuelle 2
    Baden Powell - Tristenza on Guitar
    Les Daylight Vol 2 - really, really nasty moog / jazz library stuff. Very shrill. . .
    Black Sun - USA Visions - kind of interesting library with a nice noodly tabla track titled "San Francisco Moon" (I presumed this was going to be the WORST track on there. . hmmmm)
    Paul Mauriat - Rhythm & Blues - pretty entertaining lounge - "Keep Me Hangin' On" has some amusing sitar. . .
    Studio G - Action Disco - not too bad at all. . .at least the non disco side. . "Damp & Swampy" is quirky funk and "Bullion Breakdown" has an intro with loop potential. . .
    Jane Birkin - Je T'Aime 2LP comp - thought I was going to loathe this (Jane's tone is certainly an acquired taste) but some decent Vannier/Hawkshaw/Greenslade arrangements and Gainsbourg's witty melodies are probably making this a keeper.
    Clara Nunes - Brasilia - Nice cover. . .not keen on the music though! 1974 Latin stuff.
    Aphrodite's Child - 666 - something I was looking for recently and acquired for the princely sum of 9 Euros. Indulgent, wacky and rather entertaining prog album which sprawls across 2 LP's. "Battle of the Locusts" is bloody funky too.
    Bill Conti - Rocky - sold my last copy. . .glad to get another. Playing "Gonna Fly Now" at 11 and running around your living room punching air is very addictive. . .

    A bit flushed with success after my "Dance to the Drummer Beat" find I was guessing that my karma was rather suspect. So hopes were not good. . .
    However after a bit of digging and holding up of fingers to indicate prices there was planety of gear in that town and, by the looks of it, not that many hardcore vinyl junkies looking for it. Will update digging - Nice topic this
    evening.

    Also got lucky at the car boot sale just before I left - turned out to be a ripe one indeed. Came away with:

    Walworth School Music - Sentinel / When I kissed the Teacher - endearingly brave effort by schoolkiddies: B side not bad at all.

    James Last - Best Kept Secret - not quite Voodoo party, but OK.

    Le Orme - Un Uomo Di Pezza - hmm. I thought, looking at the beautiful gatefold cover cover. Could this be interesting early 70's Italian prog ? And so twas. Includes Gianpiero Reverberi and a discordant, rather menacing track titled "L'Alienazione" which sounds very much like a giallo soundtrack. Uneasy listening. Profondo Rosso it ain't. . .but for 50p it's pretty impressive.

    Eddie Russ - See the Light - too late to be great (1976) but not bad. . .

    Herbie Hancock - Magic Windows - mainly vocal shite, partially redeemed by 1 good electro cut. . .

    Tuff Crew - "My Part of Town" - fun and funky oldskool hip hop "joint". . or something.

    Kool & The Gang - 12" EP inc. "Funky Stuff" & "Hollywood Swinging" - nice to have on 12" for when I get that perpetually postponed Djing career of the ground. . . or not.

    Anyway, it's been a good week and a bit. Oh. . .got the "Percussion Explosion" LP in the post today. . decent US original for 12.55 GBP. . including postage

  • #2
    Originally posted by Viva Chiba
    Eddie Russ - See the Light - too late to be great (1976) but not bad. . .
    Includes for me the best thing he ever did - 'Zaius'.

    I'ld take that over the Lope Song any day of the week.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Viva Chiba
      Booker T - Hip Hug Her

      Trifle - Devil Comin' - read about this on t'board and it's bloody good.

      wow, i would say the trifle 7" rules! i just got their 1975 album a couple of weeks ago and it's one of the best i've heard so far! aswell as the hip hug her single . i really don't know why, but these early booker t stuff is just too nice & groovy! i always have to think about "duck dunn" when i listen to that! maybe i should start smoking the tobacco pipe too...
      Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others

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      • #4
        ?!

        Yeh, definitely going after that LP. . . think I'll wait until I see an opportunity to nab one for cheap.

        Going to mental on the vinyl spending anway. . .I think I'll probably get rid of 75% of those LP's. . . the 7" were all good though. Seems rather odd that. . .never really find any good singles over here at the boot fairs/markets, but I managed to bag "La Lecon Particulaire" and "666" at my first French street market. . . almost made us late for the airport too.

        Just kind of stumbled across this great market and frantically jogged around it looking through the piles. . . could have had a French "Hair" and Alber King - "I'll Play The Blues for You" too, but these looked a little "well enjoyed". . .

        Definitely a few decent spots in / around Nice if you're patient though. .. also one guy with a basement stash which is where all the libraries came from. 20 LP's plus 7 free 7" for 42 quid (60 Euros). I'll add all this to the Nice diggin guide thing. . better start now actually. Might take a while!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by effi_deep
          wow, i would say the trifle 7" rules!
          To be honest, I really don't think this is all that much cop. Horses for courses, etc.
          You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rich Hero
            To be honest, I really don't think this is all that much cop. Horses for courses, etc.
            rich, i sometimes just can' understand all these british expressions. i don't know what you mean by that. does it mean that everybody is making this band better than it is??? you know, my school-english is poor...
            Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Viva Chiba

              Trifle - Devil Comin' - read about this on t'board and it's bloody good.
              if you like this - grab the LP as soon as you see one. This is definitely the worst track from the album!
              We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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              • #8
                I just got back from W france and found some good bits too, I had half an hour in one tiny town (Brantome) in the dordogne, with one junk shop in, with two boxes of mouldy records. and in that one junk shop I came away with these, all piccy sleeve FR issues, mostly mint

                Joe Turner 'Two loves have I' Very nice crossover soul thing, lists at £50 for this french issue
                Martha Velez 'Tell mama' nice version
                Wilson Pickett 'Toe hold' top tune
                Sonny Criss 'Blues pour flirter' quality jazz ep, gorgeous cover
                Kai Winding + Gerry Mulligan 'MOdern Jazz spectacular' 10" Really good stuff, esp. top 'eastern sound' number 'Harem Buffet'
                Zen 'aquarius'
                john Kongos 'step on'
                and a rubbish late Exile One LP, redeemed only by a meaty 16 bar break.
                these last three are admittedly pretty shite, but I swapped them for a minty copy of dankworths '$100000 collection' in record+tape, so they did their job.

                total expenditure: £10
                then the bluest steak I ever ate, frites and beer. Top little town.

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                • #9
                  ?!

                  Yeh, really liked "Devil Comin'". It's on the hit-list. . . . I'm feelin' those Schroeder horns (?!). It builds, doesn't it ? Was pleasantly surprised by this. I too dread the hype, but it seemed like a nice choon to me. Unfortunately I'm now about 260 quid overdrawn and got a 70 quid phone bill today. . . &^&**&$#[email protected]!!! Going to have to sell some of the frickin' chaff methinks.

                  Bloody comprehensive Nice digging guide now created courtest of moi (see Diggers Guide Section). . . hopefully many gems over there waiting to be unearthed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by effi_deep
                    rich, i sometimes just can' understand all these british expressions. i don't know what you mean by that.


                    "Not much cop" = I don't rate it, I don't think that it's (very) good.
                    "Horses for courses" = Each to his own, eveyone's entitled to their own opinion.

                    Clear as mud isn't it?

                    does it mean that everybody is making this band better than it is??? you know, my school-english is poor...
                    By all accounts the LP is worth tracking down, so I don't think that people are hyping this band, but the 45 does seem to be a little bit of a red herring... Er, the 45 is not entirely representative of the band at it's best, in other words. Does that make sense?
                    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by francis
                      Martha Velez 'Tell mama' nice version
                      Zen 'aquarius'
                      I much prefer the flipside of the Martha Velez (assuming it's 'Swamp Man'). And the Zen 45 could have been so much better (i.e. it's less than the sum of it's parts). Still, I'd have been happy with that dig (and the steak).
                      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rich Hero


                        "Not much cop" = I don't rate it, I don't think that it's (very) good.
                        "Horses for courses" = Each to his own, eveyone's entitled to their own opinion.

                        Clear as mud isn't it?

                        By all accounts the LP is worth tracking down, so I don't think that people are hyping this band, but the 45 does seem to be a little bit of a red herring... Er, the 45 is not entirely representative of the band at it's best, in other words. Does that make sense?
                        yeah, it's clear as mud! i start to like the bloody british language. but i know some others they don't. horses for courses...
                        RIGHT? wow, i'm soon ready to visit you guys...
                        thanks, and yes, it makes sense. the lp is waaays better and has also very different moments!
                        Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others

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                        • #13
                          yeah its swamp man, on french AZ, picture of her on the sleeve - to be quite honest I haven't listened to it properly, I don't have a cartridge on my turntable right now, so I skimmed through them somewhere else and they're now on the 'listen to' pile, along with everything else from the last month or so...

                          and the zen... yeah, its really not anything much, so i figured it might as well go away. Still, it played its part by producing a little notch of credit for me.

                          the best thing really as far I have been able to tell from cursory listens is the Kai Winding, really top stuff, if you're of the jazz persuasion.
                          Last edited by francis; 19-04-2005, 07:10 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Aleph - Love Memories / Injection - interesting psychey A side

                            If you want to trade/sell this one i´m up for it, check my trades and/or PM me
                            rick wakeman´s keyboard

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                            • #15
                              ?!

                              Err I PM'D you about twice regarding your BBC radiophonic workshop LP's and you apparently ignored me sir!! Gadzooks. Etc.

                              Think I might hang on to the Aleph for now. . .will let you know if it becomes expendable though.

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