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    The Eclectic Mouse - Everything I've Got. Tail end of the 60s, jazz/rock "suite for voice, wind ensemble, percussion and electric instruments" kind of psychodrama about a dude getting his head together after a failed relationship. Immensely pseud liner notes belie the excellence of the actual music, clip below.
    Tin Huey - Contents Dislodged During Shipment. Akron-based wacky new wavesters, only album from '78, this has wowie zowie weirdo jerky fast riffs with bonkers sounds and nerditude galore. Ace example below.
    Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley - Marscape. The whole of Brand X but this predates their first album. Nice conceptual soundscapes detailing an expedition to explore Mars, atmospheric soundscapes and high energy prog noodles.
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Reactor. Spiky post punk album with an anti-nuke theme. Looks the business!






    Norrie Paramor - The Shadows In Latin. I have been vaguely after this for 20 years or so, seen a couple of copies but never at the right price. If I'd known how storming this was I'd have been after it much harder. This is cracking! Bongos, brass, woodwind, hammond, tubular bells, piano, the odd guitar even... the has the works thrown at it in fab and funny arrangements. Will sit nicely to Norrie's Cliff album.
    Robert Campbell - Living In The Shadow Of A Downtown Movie Show. Bought on the basis that there was a track called "Walls I Scream". And an interesting roster of musicians - Chas Hodges, Maurice Pert, BJ Cole... hasn't really grabbed me, think there's a heavy touch too much Bowie influence here.
    City Boy - Young Men Gone West. Didn't take much time to turn up another City Boy record. I am really enjoying this kind of slickly produced glam art rock music at the moment. Glamart sounds too much like Walmart so that's not going to catch on. An album with a track called "The Man Who Ate His Car" gets brownie points anyhow.
    Family - Rise. Best of comp.



    The Lark In The Clear Air - Irish traditional music played on small instruments i.e. things you can pull out of a pocket in the pub. Seen this recommended on Waxi, and it is wonderful, especially the jaw harp pieces - I've never heard reels played this way, sounds extraordinary!
    Bulgarian National Dances And Ratchenitzi. I am just a sucker for East European trad instrumentals, toe tappers galore here. Still not sure what Ratchenitzi are.
    Cross Country - S/T. Sure I have seen this recommended here... so thankyou whoever that was, this is a corker, gorgeous vocals and strong songs.
    Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Serenade. The approach is a bit clinical / academic, but there are some nice bottleneck sounds on here. Which is why I got it.



    Absolute Elsewhere - In Search Of Ancient Gods. Cheap copy with all the inserts and stuff. Spacey (!) instrumental music.
    Parliament - Chocolate City. Wrong record inside. D'oh.
    Harold Smart - At The Thomas Organ. Mostly sedate, but he's covering the theme from "Don't Look Now" (sold), love theme from Serpico, and of course demonstrates all the nifty features of the Thomas organ systematically.
    Colin Blunstone - Ennismore. Great second album, not quite up there with his first but still worthy.



    Voyager - Halfway Hotel. More artish rock with FM friendly gloss. Two standout tracks for me are the elaborate "Judas" and the bonkers "Total Amnesia", with tin tack piano opening building up to a Queen-esque pomp romp extravaganza. Lipsync clip below.
    Steve Hillage - Open. Spacey guitar. Like many Steve Hillage albums.
    Judy Lynn - Naturally. This seems fairly obscure, but it's a beautifully arranged and produced set of country melancholia. Grab it if you see it cheap.
    The Salsoul Orchestra - Christmas Jollies. Tis not the season, but glad to finally snag a copy.





    Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas. Crusty soundtrack action, but it still sounds great. Much more receptive to this kind of atmospheric stuff that I used to be.
    James Griffin & Co. Too ballardy.
    The Temptations - Wings Of Love. Late Temptations, was surprised by how much I liked this, especially the cheesy funky "Sweet Gypsy Jane" which has layered fonky basses and nice raw vocal.
    Colin Blunstone - Planes. Fourth album, going to follow the third out the door I think.

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    I like that 'Absolute Elsewhere' album, really good synth action and underrated imo.
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    • #3
      ^
      What he said.
      "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
      and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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      • #4
        Some of these from the tail of end of March and some this week:

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        Pete Moore - Exciting Sounds of Tomorrow Already have this car boot classic on Fontana with the different cover but nice to have the rediffusion version. Mint copy for the odd charity shop price of £1.19.

        The Who - Who's Next I'm not really a fan of The Who but this is an early press and it was mint so couldn't leave it.

        The Who - Who are You As above really + Keith Moon in riding gear.

        Joshua - Intense Defense 80's hair metal with a robot owl on the cover, pretty terrible all round

        Pepe Jaramillo - Pepe on the Continent This passed my Jaramillo test which is, must be in Mint condition and a quid or under. The usual plinky plonky shenanigans over minimalist latin percussion backing.

        Stanley Black - Russia Is there any country this man did not do an album about?

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        Sugar - Copper Blue A classic of its genre I think, catchy alt rock.

        Placebo - England's Trance No not the 90's eyeliner wearing act these are the brother and sister new wave act from Northumbria. Apparently they did 2 albums before disappearing and this is the first. Not an expert on stuff like this but there is something here that is peaking my interest, maybe its the synths and Cocteau Twins like vocals.

        Demis Roussos - Fire and Ice His first solo album which I think is pretty solid throughout. I picked this up because somebody posted up the 'O My Friends...' track which is an absolute killer tune.

        Colette Renard - A L'Olympia Vol 8 Chanson on Vogue which is heavy on the accordion.

        Focus - Hamburger Concerto Torn cover but the vinyl was excellent and it was pennies so couldn't leave it behind. Never been a huge fan of Focus and they've never really stood out for me but this is good. 'Harem Scarem' being the highlight despite the yodelling.

        The Paul Winter Sextet - Jazz Premier Washington College jazz band who were plucked from obscurity to play at the White House. Paul Winter went on to explore world fusion in later years but this is where he started. I wasn't expecting much but there are some interesting ideas at work here and quite experimental in its own way. I've been playing this a lot.

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        Paul Robeson - An Evening With Not sure why I bought this to be honest.

        Erwin Halletz - Mr Casanova I know why I bought this because track 1 is named 'Appartment 00 Sex' but that particular track didn't fulfil expectations. There are two or three upbeat moments though and some good funky flute action on one of the tracks all combined with strange male humming and orgasmic female vocals.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sonovox View Post


          Bulgarian National Dances And Ratchenitzi. I am just a sucker for East European trad instrumentals, toe tappers galore here. Still not sure what Ratchenitzi are.
          Not a good translation on the cover of the record - it is "Bulgarian National Dances and SONGS" - Ratchenitza is also a folk dance but mostly by single person or couple (difference of "Horo" (kolo) - in this last one many dancers.) I'm full of this kind of records if someone needs.

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          • #6
            Really happy - found 3 copies of this OST :


            You can hear the music - Aquarium mostly but also "Abyssinian orchestra", religious choir, Leningrad Ensemble for old music, Red Army choir etc here:
            http://aquarium.kroogi.com/ru/downlo...asnaya-ro.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by amidar View Post
              Some of these from the tail of end of March and some this week:



              The Paul Winter Sextet - Jazz Premier Washington College jazz band who were plucked from obscurity to play at the White House. Paul Winter went on to explore world fusion in later years but this is where he started. I wasn't expecting much but there are some interesting ideas at work here and quite experimental in its own way. I've been playing this a lot.
              I put "Papa Zimbi" on my 2008 swap effort, cool track from a good record. Nice finds!
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by amidar View Post
                I like that 'Absolute Elsewhere' album, really good synth action and underrated imo.
                Not underrated on the board, one of the better tracks is also on a handy single.
                "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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                • #9
                  @ Sonovox, nice finds there, result on the The Eclectic Mouse, I'd be well chuffed to pull a copy.
                  "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Medlar, not surprised its made a Swap CD.

                    Originally posted by medlar View Post
                    I put "Papa Zimbi" on my 2008 swap effort, cool track from a good record. Nice finds!
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                    • #11
                      Too synthy for the prog crowd I reckon but a great record that can be had cheap. Glad it gets some VG love.

                      Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                      Not underrated on the board, one of the better tracks is also on a handy single.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gogo View Post
                        Not a good translation on the cover of the record - it is "Bulgarian National Dances and SONGS" - Ratchenitza is also a folk dance but mostly by single person or couple (difference of "Horo" (kolo) - in this last one many dancers.) I'm full of this kind of records if someone needs.
                        Thanks for that gogo - couldn't turn up any information in my folk dance book! And I am certainly interested in this kind of record, especially anything instrumental with virtuoso playing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                          @ Sonovox, nice finds there, result on the The Eclectic Mouse, I'd be well chuffed to pull a copy.
                          Random punt for me, so definitely well chuffed. It lives up to the nuttiness potential of the sleeve.

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                          • #14
                            some nice finds at one of the first big boots of the season, it was bloody cold and damp at 6.30am
                            but seems to have been worth it - there are several on Monday too but will be away so will miss them all, oh woe...



                            a decent compilation of mid 70's themes by the original artists







                            a nice pair of German lasses, sorry I mean nice Sound Effects records








                            also in the same box as the German FX LP's was the best find, an album in a tri-fold sleeve
                            which seems (judging by the enclosed letter) to have been sent to a Mr. Duncan c/o Vauxhall in Luton
                            the record itself tells the story of the Bugatti car.











                            I have seen many Sergio Mendes albums over the years but this is the first time I'd come across this live one




                            another album I had not seen before was this Caravan album released on Kingdom Records in 1980
                            (I actually paid £3 for this, 3 times what I usually pay for records, so it better be good!)





                            I have been collecting unusual 78's for a while now and so couldn't resist this one





                            an odd looking comp with an unreleased Billy Connolly track released on Transatlantic in 1974





                            it was only 50p but some of these old school recordings can have interesting tracks on, grim sleeve though







                            and the only single I have picked up this week was given to me for nothing by a kind old chap
                            I met at the car boot and after chatting to him for a while insisted I have it for free!
                            The Garden Facebook Blog

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                            • #15
                              Superb gloves on the laughing policeman heat you have there. Carve that up your dub plate, new generation.
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