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  • I've gone with a 'less is more' approach this month. Not exactly by design, I've not been out and about as much for a start and I did rather annihilate my month's budget by picking off a couple of longer-term wants right at the start of September.

    So, as I'm in the kitchen in the Great Aslockton Bake-Off (emerging victorious from a field of one), thought I'd quickly display my wares.




    I was on eBay, searching for Barbara and Ernie and found a copy on eBay.ca with Barbara mis-spelt, so no other bidders and I had the opportunity to make an offer. Checked whether the seller had owt else, to make the shipping from Canada value for money and he had the Tom Scott & The California Dreamers LP, same arrangement, make an offer. So we to-ed and fro-ed on offers and I got both for incredibly good prices and the Ken Munson was chucked in for a couple of extra quid. Loads of folk on the Board seem to be picking Barbara and Ernie up recently eh? It's great though. But not as great as Tom Scott, which is a far, far more solid LP than I'd realised. Totally merits its sought-after status. I also found a US seller with Nancy Priddy at a decent price. But I made a balls of bidding on it (i.e. fell asleep after forgetting to bid), luckily, it didn't sell and I contacted the fella afterwards and we did a really reasonable deal (both parties were well happy, put it that way). I've thus been having some good times with Christina Applegate's Mum ever since. Which isn't as creepy as it sounds.




    The above three have all come from Rob's recently. Good to add to the Scott collection for a nice price, could do with Scott 2 now. Bit of August Darnell action ('Sunshower' is the one) and nice to find some funky Bo Diddley grooves last Friday afternoon as I was in a right mardy mood and this began the fightback of cheerfulness.




    And three cheeky chazza finds. Which will all end up as freebies I reckon. The French film soundtrack comp is mostly 'Le Dernier de vin d'ete' (think about it) type stuff, but picks up towards the end of side two with a couple of pretty groovy numbers.


    And, seeing as I've been baking and have been asked for cake porn before (and I suspect you all don't think I can bake, as well as be about the best bare knuckle fighter in the East Midlands), here's my lemon drizzle:





    Deal with it.
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

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    • Originally posted by giantchicken View Post
      Bloody hell....well isn't that just typical?...as if I hadn't had enough stress this week after resigning from my job as Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen...that was bad, yes, but look at the positives I thought; a bit of time to yourself for a change, the chance to kick back and relax....hell, I could even post a few more of those records I found in Macclesfield! Talk about ABBA! Use a few figurative phrases to pep the thing up a bit, it's not like anyone's gonna take any notice is it?.......and now this......I'm a broken man....
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0fde8b0d1814e

      Then again, in a few days, when the storm has blown over and you cashed in on your retirement, you'll have enough money to buy all the Abba records you want

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      • Originally posted by Mescal View Post
        Then again, in a few days, when the storm has blown over and you cashed in on your retirement, you'll have enough money to buy all the Abba records you want
        60 million euros.....sounds impressive doesn't it......until you realise that at current exchange rates*, that translates into £27.68 GBP....probably just about enough to buy Ben's Lemon Drizzle Cake pictured above...tempting....

        At last... (they all sighed with relief)...the last of the Macclesfield haul....



        Paul Jones - 'I've Been A Bad Bad Boy' - Have you recently been C.E.O. of a major international company that has been caught out telling bloody great LIES about it's products? This is the song for you...a quite unnecessary purchase as it happens as I've already got the 'Privelege' EP with this on, plus the fact that I don't even like it very much....



        Twinkle - 'Terry' in the absence of any Shangri-Las, let's start brightly with this classic British death disc...'don't do it, don't do it, don't do it...'

        Hoyt Axton - 'Della And The Dealer' - Drugs, gambling and murder, a dog named Jake and a cat called Kalamazoo - did the cat ever sell his story to Hollywood I wonder? Would have been a good movie I reckon. Hoyt's 'Heartbreak Hotel' pedigree ensures this is far superior to also it's late 70s rivals like 'Convoy', 'Good Ol' Boys' and 'The Unknown Stuntman'.



        Billy Fury - 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again'/'In Summer' - British rock'n'rollers has done well out of their recent reappraisal, but it does require a fair bit of selective vision to see them through those rose tinted specs - certainly a double header of tunes that would have been considered too sappy for Elvis movies would have to be ignored...



        Eartha Kitt - 'At Her Very Best' - A 1981 compilation which I haven't fully investigated yet, but Eartha's always worth the price of admission and this only duplicates a couple of songs I already have - I have been cherry picking a fabulous song called 'The Heel' from this, a Jacques Brel-ish number which I've previously heard Marc Almond do - must find out more...Marion Livi's comment below this video wasn't too informative...





        Sex Pistols - Somethin' Else - A decent pop single, nothing more...

        The Dave Clark Five - 'Everybody Knows' - pop pap bought to see if it has one of those legendary 'B' sides - not sure if 'Concentration Baby' is any good or if it excites only because it's so much better than the 'A' side - and check that dark blue Columbia sleeve - don't think I've ever seen one before - love it!

        Billy Fury - 'A King For Tonight' - the super Fury animal gets better on his second attempt this month - still obvious sub-Elvis fodder, but a great proto fuzz guitar lurks under the schmaltz.....



        Prince - 'Lovesexy' - Prince was on fire at the time, but 'The Black Album' would have been preferable to this...doesn't sound as horribly dated as I'd feared and it turns out it's a spare anyhow...



        Wall Of Voodoo - 'Mexican Radio' - A good little single that reminds me of finishing college on a Friday afternoon then rushing home (to Rusholme) via the corner shop to buy Thunderbird wine and settling down in front of 'The Tube', watching until the second commercial break and staggering my way back to the shop to buy more Thunderbird wine, watching some more 'Tube', crawling back to the shop, etc, etc...

        Alan Price - 'The House That Jack Built' - There's no equivalent to records like this these days; like Randy Newman parachuted into North-East England, with a speeded up dixieland jazz section...odd...

        The Searchers - 'What Have They Done To The Rain?' - One from that great formative period where folk-pop had not yet been abandoned, but there was ever such a subtle hint of the emergent psychedelia evident on the horizon...



        Jake Thackray - 'The Last Will and Testament Of...' - Yippee, the vinyl gods answered my prayers for another Jake Thackray and here's a very nice copy of his first album. When I was a kid I always figured Jake as a little weird, I mean he was too old to be a pop star but then his songs seemed to make too much sense for an old person. He was twenty-nine when he recorded this so I now hear him as a young man and realise what a complete one-off he was, and how much he was influenced by French songwriters, chiefly Brassens - some superb stuff on here, including his 'Brit Bossa' entry 'Scallywag' (see that thread) and little gems like 'The Cactus'...



        And finally.....

        'The Warriors' (OST)
        Microdisney - 'The Clock Comes Down The Stairs'


        Two from 'Vinyl Planet' that didn't meet my stringent 'crackle emissions' control and so will have to be returned....hey!...I'm not working today!...let's go to MACCLESFIELD!!!....

        Don't fret - there's still plenty of catching up to do....

        *I'm not much good with money - this figure is from my accountants at Leech Brothers, who've done a great job of keeping me just clear of the poverty line for over 40 years now...
        you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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        • Originally posted by Mescal View Post
          You have an Abba top ten?
          I've gone through all the songs and can only manage seven I like.
          Lots I don't know and never will, but of the ones I do, THIS BE THE ORDER:

          1. Chiquitita
          2. Take A Chance On Me
          3. Voulez-Vous
          4. Waterloo
          5. Money, Money, Money
          6. SOS
          7. You Owe Me One
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          • god, abba...seriously i can hardly take any of their output. even "the visitors" doesn't deliver anything.
            if i had to chose one song though it would be this utterly stupid (and therefore almost brilliant) glam thing:



            gotta love those toms...!
            and the explosion in the end you know, it probably gives the dj a "woah, that was pretty cool" moment.
            Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others

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            • 1. Chiquitita
              2. Take A Chance On Me
              3. Watch Out
              4. Voulez-Vous
              5. Waterloo
              6. Money, Money, Money
              7. SOS
              8. You Owe Me One
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              • Originally posted by eine View Post
                1. Chiquitita
                2. Take A Chance On Me
                3. Watch Out
                4. Voulez-Vous
                5. Waterloo
                6. Money, Money, Money
                7. SOS
                8. You Owe Me One
                Good top 8. It features three of my favourites and I garee that chiquiita is the best Abba song.

                1. Chiquitita
                2. Voulez Vouz
                3. i Have A dream
                4. One of Us
                5. Gimme Gimme Gimme
                6. SOS
                7. Eagle
                8. Dancing Queen
                9. Winner Takes It All (big shout out for the Meryl Streep rinse)
                10. Super Trouper
                Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                • more B-side sleaze.

                  No Fernando in a Abba top ten? You guys are weird.
                  All the Wolpertingers

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                  • MY ABBA TOP NINE:

                    1. SOS
                    2. Lay All Your Love On Me
                    3. Voulez Vous
                    4. Tiger
                    5. Dancing Queen
                    6. On and On and On
                    7. The Day Before You Came
                    8. Honey Honey
                    9. Mamma Mia
                    SPIRIT DUPLICATOR Est 2015.

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                    • I've learnt two new Abba songs and forgotten that I liked Dancing Queen so I have a ten now.

                      1. Chiquitita
                      2. Take A Chance On Me
                      3. Watch Out
                      4. Voulez-Vous
                      5. Waterloo
                      6. Money, Money, Money
                      7. Man In The Middle
                      8. SOS
                      9. You Owe Me One
                      10. Dancing Queen

                      Originally posted by babycart View Post
                      Good top 8. It features three of my favourites and I garee that chiquiita is the best Abba song.
                      There can be no other! I must get this on the work karaoke standards list, which at present is Purple Rain, Too Much Too Young and Cracklin' Rosie.
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                      • Have another listen to Eagle, Eine and it will surely soar majestically into your top 10.

                        It appears to feature funk legend Wah Wah Watson at the start, and I´ve just realised it´s the template for Don´t You Want Me

                        [VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQdcmIlsLJU/VIDEO]
                        Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                        • Yeah, that is pretty good. Also had a bit of a rethink. Glad I'm finally sorting this out.

                          1. Chiquitita
                          2. Take A Chance On Me
                          3. Watch Out
                          4. Voulez-Vous
                          5. Waterloo
                          6. Money, Money, Money
                          7. Eagle
                          8. Man In The Middle
                          9. Dancing Queen
                          Spirit Duplicator—collectable, charming, affordable... and also socially networked on FB / Twitter / Instagram.

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                          • Originally posted by giantchicken View Post


                            Jake Thackray - 'The Last Will and Testament Of...' - Yippee, the vinyl gods answered my prayers for another Jake Thackray and here's a very nice copy of his first album. When I was a kid I always figured Jake as a little weird, I mean he was too old to be a pop star but then his songs seemed to make too much sense for an old person. He was twenty-nine when he recorded this so I now hear him as a young man and realise what a complete one-off he was, and how much he was influenced by French songwriters, chiefly Brassens - some superb stuff on here, including his 'Brit Bossa' entry 'Scallywag' (see that thread) and little gems like 'The Cactus'...
                            I heard Terry Hall playing "Lah Di Dah" last year on one of those 6 Music let's-get-guests-in-to-play-the-more-esoteric-type-stuff-that-we-should-really-play-but-don't-because-we're-too-busy-playing-Hold-On-I'm-Coming-which-was-only-loaded-into-our-playout-system-last-week-and-we-haven't-had-the-full-month's-usage-from-it-yet shows. I was in a heightened emotional state lying in a hospital bed having just had life-saving surgery and not knowing anything about Jake other than seeing his records in charity shops ad infinitum over the last 30 years I was surprised - nay shocked - to find that it made me chuckle and also slightly tear-y. I've now got all the original LPs and his curious Xmas 45 and I love them all.
                            Drastically reduced to 72p

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                            • eagle is great, but they really should have added a bit of fully reverbed panflute here and there to bring it above the average. not just those short bits of native flute.
                              Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others

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                              • Art & Phillis at the Sahara, ungoogleable private press , just couldn't resist as it was only cheap, wish I had



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