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  • #31
    Interesting, looks American but was British by the sound of it. I just watched that opening sequence and had to look it up and the premise is indeed that they wear winged costumes and fly around facing off against a Grotbags like foe. Hey if not for the fickle hand of fate this could have caused Phil Collin's career to take a different turn. : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bugaloos
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    • #32
      Just had a weird flashback when I saw that Bugaloos record. I'm sure I had the Él cd version ... but no trace in the house now. Must have sold it.... but when/where? No recollection.
      Impending senility?
      I also had a weird deja vu experience when I saw Nocturnal Sunshine's comment on page 2 of this thread about the Burro Bantan record. I had the feeling I had read that comment before - but in the distant past.
      Maybe VG+ is a portal to other dimensions.
      I like the sound of that Chris Gantry album and will pick it up soon. I looked on Amazon but all sold out on cd. Vinyl a bit pricey. I just want to hear the thing. (I know Amazon is vile but find it easier, quicker and more secure than other sites, with the exception of Juno who are great).
      galaxy of fallon to telepath 1

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      • #33
        I found a decent deal on discogs but it was still pricey no doubt as it's an import. Its up on Bandcamp (well a couple of tracks) which is where I came across it. Well worth it mind, it's bonkers. :

        https://chrisgantrynashville.bandcamp.com/

        Originally posted by bradx View Post
        Just had a weird flashback when I saw that Bugaloos record. I'm sure I had the Él cd version ... but no trace in the house now. Must have sold it.... but when/where? No recollection.
        Impending senility?
        I also had a weird deja vu experience when I saw Nocturnal Sunshine's comment on page 2 of this thread about the Burro Bantan record. I had the feeling I had read that comment before - but in the distant past.
        Maybe VG+ is a portal to other dimensions.
        I like the sound of that Chris Gantry album and will pick it up soon. I looked on Amazon but all sold out on cd. Vinyl a bit pricey. I just want to hear the thing. (I know Amazon is vile but find it easier, quicker and more secure than other sites, with the exception of Juno who are great).
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        • #34
          Sounds just my cup of peyote.

          Did you ever hear this album by the way? https://www.discogs.com/Jim-Ford-Har...elease/3025816
          Some good songs on that ....

          And you might like the two volumes of Country Got Soul on Casual. Lots of good country funk on those comps (just on CD though).
          https://www.discogs.com/Various-Coun...elease/1747107
          https://www.discogs.com/Various-Coun...elease/2165569

          Sheldon Church Yard by Larry Jon Wilson off vol. 1 is my favourite ever country funk tune by quite some margin.
          galaxy of fallon to telepath 1

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          • #35
            I want that Jim Ford album now, that's exactly the sort of rabbit hole I'm down at the moment. Those comps look great also. Looks like it's only gone up in price since LITA reissued it. I notice Edsel did a CD in 1997.

            Originally posted by bradx View Post
            Sounds just my cup of peyote.

            Did you ever hear this album by the way? https://www.discogs.com/Jim-Ford-Har...elease/3025816
            Some good songs on that ....

            And you might like the two volumes of Country Got Soul on Casual. Lots of good country funk on those comps (just on CD though).
            https://www.discogs.com/Various-Coun...elease/1747107
            https://www.discogs.com/Various-Coun...elease/2165569

            Sheldon Church Yard by Larry Jon Wilson off vol. 1 is my favourite ever country funk tune by quite some margin.
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            • #36
              Quick round-up from me. Still sans-turntable, but should be up and running again some time next week. To be fair, I've not missed it that much, but I suspect the distraction of the World Cup helped out there.

              So, usual sources, Rob's, Anarchy, Grantham Market, trudging round charity shops, but still abstaining from car boots (staying in bed on a Sunday morning has started to have more allure than going elbow to elbow with dealers).




              I seem to have hit upon a seam of Boosey and Hawkes lately. I don't know much about B&H and I don't think I've ever had any luck with them, but these have been so cheap that there's little to no risk involved as I'll either trade them off on here, or deposit down the Market and I'd imagine I'll comfortably recoup credit to the value of what I've paid. Fingers crossed for some nifty tunes though.





              Couple more of the Booseys, Ike & Tina comp (so that my mate can play 'Bold Soul Sister') and Undertones comp for myself.






              These three were from a charity shop trawl round Beeston (suburb of Nottingham). Not expecting much from the first two, even though many of the top UK sessioners are on the Al Capone LP, I fear bad ragtime kinda stuff! Ditto the disco LP, seems to be looking back to the swing era or summat. As for Lush, I've picked up a couple of bits by them lately and found that I misguidedly ignored them during their halcyon days. Definitely in a bit of an 'Indie' phase at the moment.





              Three from a charity trawl round Long (Strong) Eaton. Random bit of Xian, which will inevitably be pretty bad. The Absolute Elsewhere is a spare, so will be up for trade soon enough. Funny cos I was thinking about Steinski tunes the other day and this cut'n'paste classic pops up mere days later.






              All from the same charity shop in West Bridgford. Know precisely nothing about Cook The Books, which might be just as well - we shall see. Bit of J. Saul Kane action and a couple of UK folk bits which I'll inevitably just use as ballast down the market.





              Treated myself to Sleep from Fopp - just need to get some drugs to go with it now! Finally found a copy of Voodoo Family in a charity shop, I reckon plenty of you have had numerous copies of this, but this is the first I've seen in the wild, gave me more of a thrill finding that than many of the more 'valuable' items I've turned up this year. Went to Grantham Market last weekend and ended up buying quite a lot of 4AD stuff. I reckon this will be one of the labels / aesthetics that gets a reappraisal soon.





              More of the 4AD haul. Went a bit Cocteau crazy, and then rounded it off with an ACR 12". Looking forward to getting some more next time I visit as Brian seems to have bought a collection that's heavy on the Goth / Indie and I should hopefully have some trades to take down and therefore take the pressure off my wallet.






              Got these from Rob's. The Smiths is a spare for my mate and I think I'll also let him have the West Coast comp as it's right up his Canyon. Bit more Depeche for me and I mistakenly bought the Maryann Farra again as the sleeve is so different to the US version. So I've a spare of that too now. Ho hum.






              More from Rob's. Alan Haven / Tony Crombie looks very VV / VG+ and a bit mod, plus you can't go wrong when the drummer is rocking a cigarette holder! More Depeche and a cheapo copy of Carla Bruni (Sarkozy punching above his weight much?) - she's actually really talented. AC/DC for my cousin and I got the Islam LP out of curiosity, knowing that someone here will almost certainly want it if it's not my kind of thing. Which it probably won't be.






              Final batch (I promise!). Top two were from Rob's. Bit of Xian folkiness and a spare of an obscure ditty by a little known beat combo from LA for my mate. Bottom two came from a place near where I work and were picked up in the knowledge that they're exactly the kind of thing my man down Grantham Market is looking for.



              Christ, when I get my turntable going again, the trades pile is going to be sizeable. It was ever thus.......
              Jet Boy stole my baby.

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              • #37
                The Undertones compilation is great and pretty much everything you need. I spent a long time looking at that sleeve as a younger man. Mmm... bacon! The band hated it, apparently. Nice finds on the Townes Van Zandt too

                North of the River Cole

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                • #38
                  Solitary car boot find this morning, purely as I recognise her name (classical isn't an area I've ventured in to much at all)

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                  • #39
                    A few from a recycling centre (aka tip shop) on Thursday. Heard some very noisy planes go directly overhead whilst in there (Ospreys?), Trump-visit related I presume. Paid 11 quid I think for the following:

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                    Lowlife - Permanent Sleep - bass player from the Cocteau Twins I think. Pretty good, but others on here may appreciate it more, so PM if you want to trade
                    Deborah Henson-Conant - On The Rise - 80s harp jazz - she sings along on one track which I liked, should have done it on the others. Probably won't be filed with Alice and Dorothy, but I've been enjoying some 80s sounds recently
                    Slade - Slayed? - never found a copy before that wasn't totally trashed, so nice to pick up a clean copy and check them out (only heard the hits before)
                    Max Merritt and the Meteors - A Little Easier - mid 70s rock album by NZ band. Not played yet


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                    Jake Thackray - Jake's Progress - must have missed this on a previous visit because it was in exactly the same spot as the spare "Last Will and Testament" I put on the freebies thread. Jake doing his thing with lovely backings by Geoff Love and Ike Isaacs etc
                    Home Service - 80s folk rock, band was formed by members of Ashley Hutchings band. It's alright, but probably will move on.
                    Robin and Julie Hawkins - So Much To Sing - religious, but turns out to be a bit quirky in places. Not the usual "Jesus music" style Christian stuff
                    Mae McKenna - pretty bland really, not a keeper.

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                    bit more folk.
                    Liking Nana Mouskouri's short haircut there. Arrangements are by singer/arranger Bobby Scott (of big mod spin "I Gotta Run" fame). Nice version of "Tiny Sparrow"
                    Eric Bogle - Something Of Value - didn't know anything about him other than he wrote "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda". Not a keeper though

                    The Enchanted Strings of Caravelli - J'aime - Je n'aime pas. Heading back out
                    Sergios Reis - Brazilian country. Not something I see every day, so thought I had to give it a go. Gave it a go. Não, obrigado Sergio

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                    After finding a nice Mikis Theodorakis LP a while back, I've been taking blind punts on greek records hoping for something similar. Had some stinkers, but these seem alright, the blue one at least, not played the other yet.
                    Carlos Gardel - Spanish 60s comp of 30s tango superstar singer/songwriter
                    Klapa Srdela Makarska - Yugoslavian folk. Sounds like the cover looks I guess. A few ok sections, but probably going back out again shortly.


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                    Luchano Sings For You - unintentionally funny, I think I'll stick the version of "Imagine" up on youtube, it's quite a treat.
                    The Interplanetary Sound Workshop and Orchestra - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - some disco-ing up of the theme and there are some good synthy bits on some of the other tracks
                    The Wimbledon Girl Singers with Ronald Binge and his Orchestra - thought it probably would be no good and it wasn't. Great name though - Ronald Binge
                    Cyril Stapleton - The Stapleton Collection - mid 70s, a bit on the funkier side I guess. Has a not particularly recognisable version of "Albatross"


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                    Pacio De Lucia & Ramón De Algeciras - Nice to find a Spanish guitar record round here that isn't Manitas De Plata
                    Bellini In Spain - this is actually the Manhattan Pops Orchestra, retitled for the UK release. Nice sleeve, but just the usual pointless light classical affair (better to buy proper classical music) with no interesting arrangements.
                    Bob Blaine - Hawaiian Honeymoon - bought this years ago, but had the wrong record in. Nice to finally find a copy again. Has a nice vocal version of "Black Is the Colour Of My True Love's Hair", which isn't typical fake-hawaii material. Also found the Duke Kamoku LP but it had a Waikiki Beach Boys album inside, and I couldn't face going back through 2000 records or whatever to find out if it was in one of theirs.
                    Paul Weston - Floating Like a Feather - slightly odd big band/easy listening stuff. Quite a bit of flute from memory.

                    And a few from last month's visit:


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                    John Prine - needs a wash and has a couple of bad looking scratches that will probably might click, but I couldn't leave him for 50p
                    Tony Rice - Cold On The Shoulder - this is good. Hadn't heard of him, but Bela Flack on banjo and versions of "Poor Wayfaring Stranger", a couple of Gordon Lightfoot songs etc sold it. Seems to be well regarded for an 80s bluegrass LP.
                    Ambrosia - Life Beyond LA - late 70s rock thing (Art Rock, according to Discogs). Has an open drum break, also another track sampled a few times
                    Youssou N'Dour - Immigrés - mmm, mbalax. Pretty fancy outfit he's got on there too



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                    The Young Generation - Photograph - seems to be rarer than their others, not a keeper though
                    Provocative Percussion vol 1 - always pick up SABPM stuff when I see it, but usually the track choices are disappointing - it's that pre-Beatles light jazz, showtunes, easy listening era. I think there was at least one nice track on here, maybe "Blues In the Night"
                    Los Machucambos - Pepito - "Subo Subo" stood out for me on this. Had some of their albums years ago but got rid of, not sure I even got round to playing them
                    Auf Wiedersehen Pet - could do without the pop theme tune, but the incidental music has some good early 80s atmospheric ynthy stuff
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                    • #40
                      Xann used the word "benchmark" some time back in the classical thread. Presumably for the Elgar piece rather than for cello performances generally. But I don't want to verbal him.

                      Do, pray, give us your impressions.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by bongolia View Post

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                        I had no idea Marc Bolan played the harp
                        "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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                        • #42
                          ^
                          https://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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                          • #43
                            Not sure I've posted all these but anyway

                            Cant work out how to get the pictures to show. I did leave comments with each pic but not showing unless you click on them. Being a dunce no doubt and will probably figure it out. I'm not great with phones when it comes to things like this.

                            Discovered 'Mickey Newbury' and started on this cash in rehash of his quirky first album and moved on to his fourth which is probably going in a weird order. Joni is a late 70's German reissue but is EX and suits me. 'Arthur' is really sad, melancholy folk which is lovely but nothing like the lovable blundering drunkard Dudley Moore portrayed in the 1980 biopic not to mention 'Arthur II - On the Rocks' the superior sequel.

                            'Jonathan Swift - Songs' is the best of his brief discography imho and despite passing through my hands multiple times I have discovered if you actually play that 'Clifford T Ward' album it's very good.

                            An Irish album on Topic and a private press there too I would love to know more about

                            'Moog at the Movies' is a no-brainer despite the evil hand of Mike Batt. The only good thing about 'Drops' is the superb cover art.
                            Last edited by amidar; 19-07-2018, 03:48 PM.
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                            • #44
                              Some interesting bits from this weekend's carboot.


                              Probably everybody here knows this one. I didn't but glad I got it.



                              The spines are ripped and the record has quite a lot of scratches but for a quid I had to take the punt. Between the usual suspects (If you wanna be happy and Woman smarter than man), they also recorded some of their own songs. This one, specially, surprised me:




                              Don Carlos is too jazzy for me.


                              I just listened to the A-side but this one is a keeper.



                              A reissue that is pretty knackered but, again, for a pound I couldn't leave it behind. Some r'n'b, some ballads, all good stuff.



                              Boleros galore. Not really my cup of tea but still enjoyable. Possibly a keeper (with the passing of the years I am mellowing musically, before I wouldn't even consider listening to it). Here is one the songs:



                              ¡A tope con la vida!

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                              • #45
                                Nice vibe on that King Eric track.

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