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    I found this for 0.50 today. Sleeve is barely there, but vinyl looks in pretty good nick. Quids in, eh?

    Except that it probably isn't worth that much more than that. Oversupply + not fashionable would be my guess.

    Possibly some store credit, then.

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    I had a morning out down the market on Saturday. Full of cold, so it wasn't the most sensible option (and I'm paying for it now with what is verging on man flu), but I'd found knob all in town last week, so this was my shot at redemption.

    Anyway, took most of the trades I'd posted up here last week (some of the others have been filtered into the freebies pile in anticipation of listing a load of those later in the week), so I didn't have to part with much actual cash. Which was fortunate as I went a bit mad on the artisan bread stall (olive sourdough - bang!).

    Here's what I returned home with:




    These are the charity shop finds that I picked up on my little tour of chazzas, prior to hitting the market. Couple of gospel LPs which were actually part of a deal that I got along with 2 Uriah Heep LPs which immediately got rehomed with a work colleague (all four were 50p each). The New Zion one is quite 'southern soul' in feel. Not listened to the other as it was only ever to lob into a future 'down the market' selection. The Good News (Sally Army Band) was a quid well spent, couple of decent fuzz groovers, particularly the opening track. Bottom two were just to give away on the forum - the Mike Leander LP always seems to get snapped up.






    So, offloaded my trades etc and had a right good rummage. Again, picking up a lot of post-punk / indie 12"s. Really happy with this selection. Magazine was really only picked up for the immense live version of 'Shot By Both Sides'. I'm finally coming round to New Order after years of resistance (I can't get on with Barney's vocals - what can I tell you?). Peak Cocteaus and finding the Devo 12" cracked me up as I've just re-watched 'Casino' where it's used to good effect.






    Three more off the market. First Choice as I found that I don't have 'Let No Man Put Asunder' (fail!). Madeline Bell LP that I've not seen for ages - three really good tracks. Tuxedo Moon is a band that I've had a run-in with before and came off worst. I thought I'd give them another try now that I've got my post-punk head on. Still not feeling it. Think this one is edging towards the 'Out' pile. Sorry fellas.





    :Last three off the market. Wonder Stuff for my mate (although I've very fond memories of them from my 6th form days) and FNM's proper shredder of a live album for me. Plus a Buckley LP very cheap off eBay. I know this is Tim at his most 'challenging', but I was sole bidder and with postage the whole shebang came in under a tenner. So even if you look at it as you're paying less than a tenner to own 'Nobody's Walkin'' on vinyl, that's a bargain.
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

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    • #3
      I was thinking about that Timbo the other day. "Driftin" was my fave. I suspect that I'd get less from it now, as I would make the 'smack' connection, and that would detract.

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      • #4
        First lot are all ebay purchases pretty generic stuff but things I was actively tracking down at a decent price. Illuminations came with Moonshot so added bonus. Tantamount to Treason' is superb, I'm so into Red Rhodes slide guitar style at the moment. Listened to a recent Nesmith interview where he said 'Red' would mix a big bunch of bud with yogurt and stir it into a green gloop every morning and sit eating it all day, he was 24/7 shitfaced.



        These are some charity shop finds and freebies. I'm really enjoying the Ralph McTell album despite it being badly warped. I've never bothered with him before but the personnel on the album swayed me and the production is lush. I'll probably pick up a better copy and maybe the follow up on Reprise and the preceding album as they seem pretty cheap.


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        • #5
          was going to offer that Ralph McTell as a freebie, didn't do it for me at all, so it's yours if you want. think one side's a bit noisy, but it's not warped, so might be an improvement? it's got the insert (2 copies even I think)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by amidar View Post
            First lot are all ebay purchases pretty generic stuff but things I was actively tracking down at a decent price. Illuminations came with Moonshot so added bonus. Tantamount to Treason' is superb, I'm so into Red Rhodes slide guitar style at the moment. Listened to a recent Nesmith interview where he said 'Red' would mix a big bunch of bud with yogurt and stir it into a green gloop every morning and sit eating it all day, he was 24/7 shitfaced.


            Welcome aboard the EJ appreciation train Two great albums right there and from a time when they really knew how to make album covers. Madman was one of the first 10 albums I owned (still have it).

            Recently I've also been picking up Buffy Sainte-Marie albums when I come across them. I find her vibrato challenging but when she turns that down I am finding quite a few tracks to enjoy.


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            • #7
              That might have been a thing as mine has two copies of the insert! Cheers mate I'll leave it for the mo as a see a few sellers seem to have all the ones of interest so might try and do a deal and bag 3 or 4 at once really appreciate the offer though.


              Originally posted by bongolia View Post
              was going to offer that Ralph McTell as a freebie, didn't do it for me at all, so it's yours if you want. think one side's a bit noisy, but it's not warped, so might be an improvement? it's got the insert (2 copies even I think)
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              • #8
                I meant to give you props for recommending 'Madman' to me in an earlier thread as it spurred an interest. The covers on those early EJ albums pull out all the stops and are truly great but the production and songwriting is on another level. I'm a reformed EJ hater.



                Originally posted by candiman View Post

                Welcome aboard the EJ appreciation train Two great albums right there and from a time when they really knew how to make album covers. Madman was one of the first 10 albums I owned (still have it).

                Recently I've also been picking up Buffy Sainte-Marie albums when I come across them. I find her vibrato challenging but when she turns that down I am finding quite a few tracks to enjoy.

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                • #9
                  I picked up a load of cheap ex-DJ 7"s this week, there were a lot of Rough Trade and early 80's Indie
                  like The Fall, Girls At Our Best, Cabaret Voltaire etc, but these were some of the more unusual ones.


                  stock copies are probably rarer as this never troubled the charts.



                  Poppy Indian tune from 1967 on the suitably hippy Flowers label.



                  After playing through I discovered this is sadly not the JB but a crooner in the style of Frank Sinatra, damn.



                  Demo stamped on the rear



                  Released to celebrate Plymouth Argyle getting promoted to the 2nd division as runners-up at the end of the 1974-75 season.



                  7" freebie from his Ice On The Motorway album



                  Another obscure Indie disc from the early 80's possibly the Birmingham area - they sound a bit like The Police



                  A lot of Charisma Records I hadn't heard of but by picking them all up I turned up some gems including one from 1975 by Bert Jansch.


                  A nice pair of Hawkwinds


                  This was the oddest of the bunch - listen to it
                  "After the tour for The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway ended, and Peter Gabriel had announced his departure from Genesis formally,
                  Gabriel thought he might start a career as a songwriter/record producer. He and his songwriter friend Martin Hall (who also helped out on demos
                  for the first Gabriel solo album "Car," and received a co-write credit on that album's "Excuse Me") Gabriel then assembled a crack, 'who's who'
                  of prog/art-rock stalwarts to record the track with Charlie Drake: the nascent Brand X and Brian Eno rhythm section of Phil Collins and Percy Jones
                  (on drums and fretless bass respectively) Robert Fripp on guitar; Keith Tippett of King Crimson and Sandy Denny for a vocal section.
                  Gabriel and Collins also contributed their familiar Genesis harmonic vocal blend to the session, which was only released in the UK it's actually a nifty
                  little prog-novelty fusion, very reminiscent in its 'madcap/eccentric British humor' feel and groove execution of Gabriel's "Willow Farm" section of "Supper's Ready."




                  4 x Stiff promos



                  Stock copies were on red vinyl but the promo's were black.



                  Debut single from '69 - it probably never came in this sleeve, but who knows?



                  Radio station promo - surely only ever played only once?



                  A pretty rubbish Indie tune to be honest but I like the sleeve.



                  a 7" 45 at LP 33 speed, crackers.



                  A strange rip-off of The Sweet, name checking one of their early hits and even on the same label,
                  however the B side Naughty, Naughty is the best song about spanking I have heard for ages.




                  One sided oddity sold via a bakers shop (probably)
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                  • #10
                    I have to say that for me - hot cha cha cha wins out every time...

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                    • #11
                      The wig wam is a kinks cover off muswell hillbillies
                      Rockwell
                      Banned (DJ Anchovy)

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                      • #12
                        Success at the chazzas last Friday. Been a while since I have been able to say that.

                        A few weeks ago I went to one of my favourites only to find it closed and shuttered. Oh no I thought. But it was ok they were just closed for a refit. Open again when I went last Friday and the refit had the desired effect of making them reappraise their stock it seems. Gone are most of the fixtures on the shelves, Not so many records but all new stock as far as I could tell, and generally in top condition. Some of these may have been freshly cycled downstairs from the cave of more expensive ones upstairs judging by the layered price stickers. I was happy enough with my downstairs purchases to pass on asking to be chaperoned upstairs.

                        A jazz haul:




                        Working through these still. All have merit so far, and all in great condition

                        Shelly Manne's “The Three” & “The Two”. 1984 Contemporary reissue. Not Free but requires full concentration to fully appreciate I would say. Will come back to this one.

                        Jimmy Heath – Peer Pleasures. Timeless mainstream From 1987 but no trace of new influences. Timeless small group mainstream.

                        Lee Konitz – The Nonet. On first listen A side was a bit lacklustre but B side was much better, almost seemed like I was listening to sides of different albums.

                        Karin Krog, Warne Marsh, Red Mitchell – I Remember You... I love her name, I've always wanted an album of hers so I could say her name, as in simply, “I got a Karin Krog album last week”. There, now I've said it. Worth having too. Nice.

                        The Quintet… And Keep On Swinging. 1967 UK issue of 1962 album Hear Ye! In the jazz genre renaming albums for UK release seemed quite common. Confusing too. I have always dipped in and out of jazz but do seem to be on a more of a hot streak lately. I'm no expert though – Discogs tells me to file under Hard Bop.

                        Hiram Bullock – Give it What U Got. Some Jazz-Funk leanings despite a late release date for the genre – 1987.


                        Others:



                        Pure Braziliance 2 LP Faze Action comp of “Brazilian-tinged dance floor killas”. Released in 2001. Some are yawn inducing some are really good e.g in the good category Marcos Valle – Bar Ingles (Roc Hunter remix).

                        Helen Reddy – I Am Woman. 50p was worth it for her version of Hit The Road Jack. Well known here I'm sure.

                        Alex Taylor with friends and neighbors. Tepid Southern Rock, which I sort of knew it would be, but I was drawn in by the beautiful Capricorn label.

                        Wings – Back To The Egg. For some inexplicable reason lately I have to buy any Macca album I see.

                        David Rose and his Orchestra play The Stripper and other fun songs for the family. (!!) Other fun songs include Banned In Boston, Black And Tan Fantasy, and Blue Prelude. Black and white pics of posing strippers (partially clothed) on back cover. Damn! Never had this in our house.

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                        • #13
                          If I've heard anything by Shelly Manne I wasn't conscious of it. I somehow got the impression that he was at the 'old school' end of 'mainstream' (I am here using those terms as if they were pejoratives). 'Free' would never have occurred to me.

                          Mental note made.

                          The 'The Quintet' album looks like it should entertain for a while.

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                          • #14
                            it's West Coast cool jazz, baby. Guess some sounds quite safe now (like the LPs with André Previn)

                            his later stuff gets weirder, like "Mannekind" is fully in that early 70s Miles/Herbie type funky noodling. Also there's the oddity of the Daktari soundtrack, which is quite fun

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                            • #15
                              Thinking about it, I would have heard of him in the context of early-ish Ornette Coleman tracks - the suggestion that he was not the best for the role.

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