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  • #16
    Originally posted by Plainstone View Post

    One of the guys selling at our fair this Saturday was in Kenya recently and was taken to a shop that had apparently been closed up for years and still had stock in the back. I managed to pry a few 45s from his sale/trade bag before he headed down to Osaka. All super clean.
    Looking toward to an ear full of these... Smoke me a kipper - Osaka here I come which by the calendar isn't far wrong ;-)

    One from the "I AM DRUM" (WOAH DAD!) comp - almost popcorn...

    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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    • #17
      Awesome records as ever chaps. The scale and variety of the buys never ceases to amaze me. When I win the lottery I'll join you in the 45 world.

      I'll start off my Utrecht finds with a moan and the ones that got away. Firstly, I saw a Franz Auffray - Original Popcorn (Egg) for 100 Euro. Checked the condition but was concerned about fogging on the record. It could have just been from smoke, condensation and a wash might have sorted it but I had in my mind my last purchase from Utrecht last year that turned out to play like a dog and cost 150 Euro. So, I walk away and 5 mins later think I should really give it another look and play it on the portable but it had gone. That put a dampener on my Fri (especially when you see other copies priced at 350 Euro). Money (or lack of it) is a constant concern so records you'd be delighted to buy at home have to be ignored. I'll never get used to that so add the first two Brainticket LP's, Electric Banana, Cressida 1st LP, Samurai, Jigsaw 2nd LP and many others I'm trying to blank from my mind that I feel I should have got.

      So with that moan out of the way here are the buys. Overall pretty happy with them (condition is all good so far) and if someone had said I'd be able to get some of these with the limited funds I'd took this year I wouldn't have believed them.



      Spring - S/T (RCA Neon) One of my last buys on Sun. Was delighted to find this for cheap (considering all the others I'd seen throughout the fair had ranged from 700 Euro to 1200 Euro). Yep, bit of a sticker tear on the cover and a little nick that clicks twice but is otherwise perfect. Even better as I recently got this from the collection in Newcastle for twice the price but had to take it back due to a prolonged click. A great UK prog LP with memorable melodic songs.

      Ian Carr - Belladonna (Vertigo) Again, really good price on this and although the vinyl isn't mint it certainly plays clean as you like. Well known jazz rock of course.

      Head Machine - Orgasm (Vogue) One of those records you see on a lot of dealers walls although the French press is pretty common. The UK copy is way beyond my wallet and at least the sleeve design is superior to the UK copy. Good heavy rock with hints of psych. Super clean copy as well and again less half the price I saw elsewhere.

      The Deviants - S/T (Transatlantic) Very happy to pick this up for super cheap and my first Deviants record. Just looking at you Lee for that booklet to make me really happy

      The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (Harvest) You see lots of German copies of this so happy to finally get a UK copy at a decent price. Typical 1970 prog I guess.

      Roundhouse - Down To Earth (Harvest) German only funky jazz prog I've been meaning to get for years.



      Jigsaw - Letherslade Farm (Philips) Must admit this first LP wasn't on my radar as I was only after their 2nd but Craig confirmed it was worthy and I can never resist a mint UK poppy psych with heavier leanings, even when its not on collectors wants list.

      Sundae Times - Us Coloured Kids (Joy) Similar to above really. I knew Eddy Grant was involved with other late 60's things outside of The Equals so did a quick youtube check and grabbed a nice cheap UK pop psych record. The last two sum up Utrecht for me. UK records I've never seen in the UK and if they were would be priced to buggery, at least in my part of the world.

      JD Blackfoot - The Ultimate Prophecy (Mercury) Craig grabbed a US copy of this on Fri and found this UK copy for me the following day (cheers dude). We both agree the UK sleeve looks better than the US version. Great heavy psych and more.

      The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - S/T (Mercury) Always on the lookout for a US psych LP with female vocals so this nicely fit the bill.

      Snow - S/T (Epic) My only purchase that I already own but knew Craig wanted a copy so slight upgrade for me and a cheaper copy for Craig (when his finances recover). Lovely popsike LP.

      The Wind In The Willows - S/T (Capitol) I know this gets bad press and has since its release but I like light popsike so it suits me fine, especially She's Fantastic & She's Yours. Can finally get rid of my reissue. Oh and speaking of UK records only being in Utrecht saw a UK press of this with flipbacks and rainbow label...proper gave me the horn it did (60 Euro though).



      Morning Dew - At Last (Roulette) Only knew this because of its online rep and when I noticed it for what I recalled was way below market value I grabbed it. Yep, its a German OG rather than US and the sleeve/record aren't perfect but still happy with it for the price. Nice mix of psych, country, ballads and just a damn good LP.

      Morning - S/T (Vault) Endless Trip really rate this but I only know the one track via the Delay REM mix. Craig spotted this for me on Boney's stall so thanks again and many thanks Boney for the 2 payment method.

      The Critters - S/T (Project 3) The next three are courtesy of a trade with Lee. Many thanks mate...looking forward to checking them fully but the youtube clips sounded ace.

      Madrigal - S/T (SSS)

      Dave Mackay & Vicky Hamilton (Impulse)

      Little Richard - The Second Coming (Reprise) The only time I hit the cheap bins and this was within the first 5 mins of entering the halls but far from the record hall. Great 5 Euro action mentioned by Paul (great buys mate) and basically if this stall alone was at a local record fair it would be one of the best stalls I'd have ever experienced at a fair! As each year passes I spend less time trawling the cheap bins at Utrecht for the fear of missing a well priced 'rarity' elsewhere but it does pain me to ignore them. If only the fair went on 5 days it might be possible to spend a day or two just doing the cheapies.



      St Pauli Nachrichten - Various (Geton) As I walked away from the Original Popcorn stall gutted and I noticed this a few stalls down (still not in the main hall). I recognised the cover (or rather the hairy beaver gatefold!) on display as featured by Victor Kiswell in Dust & Grooves - NSFW http://www.dustandgrooves.com/victor...-paris-france/
      Oh well, I'll grab that as its a bit 'exotic' and seems like a decent price. Supposedly a record sold in pron shops. Has a bit too much dialogue on for my liking and the highlight is Rita's Sexology but certainly a quirky item. Still wish I'd risked the Original Popcorn record though
      "Don't get involved in the f**kin' chat pages. It's just full of arseholes talkin' sh*te non-stop"

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      • #18
        Lovely stuff as ever Nige. You really should get your ears around a copy of that 1st JD Blackfoot 45. Just my opinion, but I reckon it blows the lp away.
        Day 2, a couple of highlights
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        Everyone tear down your own little wall
        That keeps you from being a part of it all
        Because you've got to be one with the one and all
        You've just got to be close to it all

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        • #19
          Sundays 45s

          Found a seller with some Dutch 45s on my list. Some great tunes here.
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          Everyone tear down your own little wall
          That keeps you from being a part of it all
          Because you've got to be one with the one and all
          You've just got to be close to it all

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
            Awesome records as ever chaps. The scale and variety of the buys never ceases to amaze me. When I win the lottery I'll join you in the 45 world.

            I'll start off my Utrecht finds with a moan and the ones that got away. Firstly, I saw a Franz Auffray - Original Popcorn (Egg) for 100 Euro. Checked the condition but was concerned about fogging on the record. It could have just been from smoke, condensation and a wash might have sorted it but I had in my mind my last purchase from Utrecht last year that turned out to play like a dog and cost 150 Euro. So, I walk away and 5 mins later think I should really give it another look and play it on the portable but it had gone. That put a dampener on my Fri (especially when you see other copies priced at 350 Euro). Money (or lack of it) is a constant concern so records you'd be delighted to buy at home have to be ignored. I'll never get used to that so add the first two Brainticket LP's, Electric Banana, Cressida 1st LP, Samurai, Jigsaw 2nd LP and many others I'm trying to blank from my mind that I feel I should have got.

            So with that moan out of the way here are the buys. Overall pretty happy with them (condition is all good so far) and if someone had said I'd be able to get some of these with the limited funds I'd took this year I wouldn't have believed them.



            Spring - S/T (RCA Neon) One of my last buys on Sun. Was delighted to find this for cheap (considering all the others I'd seen throughout the fair had ranged from 700 Euro to 1200 Euro). Yep, bit of a sticker tear on the cover and a little nick that clicks twice but is otherwise perfect. Even better as I recently got this from the collection in Newcastle for twice the price but had to take it back due to a prolonged click. A great UK prog LP with memorable melodic songs.

            Ian Carr - Belladonna (Vertigo) Again, really good price on this and although the vinyl isn't mint it certainly plays clean as you like. Well known jazz rock of course.

            Head Machine - Orgasm (Vogue) One of those records you see on a lot of dealers walls although the French press is pretty common. The UK copy is way beyond my wallet and at least the sleeve design is superior to the UK copy. Good heavy rock with hints of psych. Super clean copy as well and again less half the price I saw elsewhere.

            The Deviants - S/T (Transatlantic) Very happy to pick this up for super cheap and my first Deviants record. Just looking at you Lee for that booklet to make me really happy

            The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (Harvest) You see lots of German copies of this so happy to finally get a UK copy at a decent price. Typical 1970 prog I guess.

            Roundhouse - Down To Earth (Harvest) German only funky jazz prog I've been meaning to get for years.



            Jigsaw - Letherslade Farm (Philips) Must admit this first LP wasn't on my radar as I was only after their 2nd but Craig confirmed it was worthy and I can never resist a mint UK poppy psych with heavier leanings, even when its not on collectors wants list.

            Sundae Times - Us Coloured Kids (Joy) Similar to above really. I knew Eddy Grant was involved with other late 60's things outside of The Equals so did a quick youtube check and grabbed a nice cheap UK pop psych record. The last two sum up Utrecht for me. UK records I've never seen in the UK and if they were would be priced to buggery, at least in my part of the world.

            JD Blackfoot - The Ultimate Prophecy (Mercury) Craig grabbed a US copy of this on Fri and found this UK copy for me the following day (cheers dude). We both agree the UK sleeve looks better than the US version. Great heavy psych and more.

            The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - S/T (Mercury) Always on the lookout for a US psych LP with female vocals so this nicely fit the bill.

            Snow - S/T (Epic) My only purchase that I already own but knew Craig wanted a copy so slight upgrade for me and a cheaper copy for Craig (when his finances recover). Lovely popsike LP.

            The Wind In The Willows - S/T (Capitol) I know this gets bad press and has since its release but I like light popsike so it suits me fine, especially She's Fantastic & She's Yours. Can finally get rid of my reissue. Oh and speaking of UK records only being in Utrecht saw a UK press of this with flipbacks and rainbow label...proper gave me the horn it did (60 Euro though).



            Morning Dew - At Last (Roulette) Only knew this because of its online rep and when I noticed it for what I recalled was way below market value I grabbed it. Yep, its a German OG rather than US and the sleeve/record aren't perfect but still happy with it for the price. Nice mix of psych, country, ballads and just a damn good LP.

            Morning - S/T (Vault) Endless Trip really rate this but I only know the one track via the Delay REM mix. Craig spotted this for me on Boney's stall so thanks again and many thanks Boney for the 2 payment method.

            The Critters - S/T (Project 3) The next three are courtesy of a trade with Lee. Many thanks mate...looking forward to checking them fully but the youtube clips sounded ace.

            Madrigal - S/T (SSS)

            Dave Mackay & Vicky Hamilton (Impulse)

            Little Richard - The Second Coming (Reprise) The only time I hit the cheap bins and this was within the first 5 mins of entering the halls but far from the record hall. Great 5 Euro action mentioned by Paul (great buys mate) and basically if this stall alone was at a local record fair it would be one of the best stalls I'd have ever experienced at a fair! As each year passes I spend less time trawling the cheap bins at Utrecht for the fear of missing a well priced 'rarity' elsewhere but it does pain me to ignore them. If only the fair went on 5 days it might be possible to spend a day or two just doing the cheapies.



            St Pauli Nachrichten - Various (Geton) As I walked away from the Original Popcorn stall gutted and I noticed this a few stalls down (still not in the main hall). I recognised the cover (or rather the hairy beaver gatefold!) on display as featured by Victor Kiswell in Dust & Grooves - NSFW http://www.dustandgrooves.com/victor...-paris-france/
            Oh well, I'll grab that as its a bit 'exotic' and seems like a decent price. Supposedly a record sold in pron shops. Has a bit too much dialogue on for my liking and the highlight is Rita's Sexology but certainly a quirky item. Still wish I'd risked the Original Popcorn record though
            Those are some great 'finds' my friend!

            I could have bought the records you bought

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Mescal View Post
              Those are some great 'finds' my friend!

              I could have bought the records you bought
              Me too...Roll on Wednesday for our next listening session Nige mate.
              "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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              • #22
                A few sounds to go with my Sunday picture.
                All Dutch.



                Everyone tear down your own little wall
                That keeps you from being a part of it all
                Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                You've just got to be close to it all

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                • #23
                  Here's what I picked up:

                  LPs:

                  Broselmaschine S/T - lovely German folky psychy LP, well-known to many here I'm sure
                  William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb - nice to find in decent condition
                  Karen Dalton In My Own Time - Dutch press, a few duff tracks but mainly excellent. I see Adele is a fan...
                  Nass El Ghiwane S/T - very nice drone-y Moroccan business






                  Hackamore Brick One Kiss... Been holding out for this at a decent price, nice to finally pick one up
                  JR Monterose Is Alive In... Another long-time want
                  Fairport Convention - S/T - UK original press in very good nick, rude not to
                  Trader Horne Morning Way - as above...






                  A couple of recent things...
                  Kamasi Washington The Epic - Hadn't realised this was out - bought from Kamasi's dad on the merch stall
                  I Am Drum - great African comp, as also bought by Mr Flapp. Only 300 of these I believe - well worth picking one up




                  45s:

                  Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou E So Plait Mi A - Deep jazzy sound from Benin, beautiful song
                  Amara Toure Temedy / Fatou - Another lovely West African single, from Senegal
                  Roger Damahouzan Wait For Me - JB style Ghanaian banger
                  Johnny Ventura Bobine - Can't find much about this online, really catchy Colombian dance track






                  Lloyd Parks Keep On Moving - I always pick up Mala 45s, hits far outweigh the misses. Nice drum break on this one.
                  Wendy Alleyne Can't Control My Emotions - Too late to put on my Caribbean swap CD but this is fantastic, down-tempo and soulful stuff
                  Fadaul Sid Redad / Tayeh - Jaw-dropping Moroccan version of Papa's Got a Brand New Bag coupled with a banging garage track. Looks like some quantity of these has turned up recently.





                  Not sure I'll make it back every year but it's worth going at least once, to see what all the fuss is about.

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                  • #24
                    @Tom B - Roger Damahouzan Wait For Me - banger indeed - I'd like one of those - have it on "African Scream" comp

                    Orchestre Poly Rythmo - winner too

                    I Am Drum - highly recommended.

                    @Nige - the record I was taking about whilst wandering similar to the St Pauli Nachrichten disk i by Ruud Bos "Naakt Over De Schutting" - there is a decent comp by him on vinyl as a try out...

                    Been enjoying the clips people have been firing up...
                    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MPFlapp View Post
                      @Tom B - Roger Damahouzan Wait For Me - banger indeed - I'd like one of those - have it on "African Scream" comp

                      Orchestre Poly Rythmo - winner too

                      I Am Drum - highly recommended.

                      @Nige - the record I was taking about whilst wandering similar to the St Pauli Nachrichten disk i by Ruud Bos "Naakt Over De Schutting" - there is a decent comp by him on vinyl as a try out...

                      Been enjoying the clips people have been firing up...
                      What's the story with naakt over de schutting?

                      Nice lp ...

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Tom B View Post
                        Johnny Ventura Bobine - Can't find much about this online, really catchy Colombian dance track

                        .
                        There´s a history of versions of Bobine (written in Spanish) here. Seems it´s originally a French Antillean song that passed through Guadelupe, Haiti, Dominica and Panama. I used to grudgingly play the Banda Blanca version at salsa nights when their Sopa de Caracol was a massive hit.
                        Merengue really went bad in the 1980s
                        Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                        • #27
                          Right, take three. My stacks look quite small compared to everyone else's - guess that's what you get for choosing to grift through the cheap boxes and hunt alone! Although the bargain buckets seemed to yield less treasure this time (seems to be decreasing each year), there were a few pleasant surprises. I've just pictured the collection keepers and left out the trade chud fodder...

                          BIG ONES



                          Belladonna Of Sadness - always nice to catch up with the Finders Keepers crew, would have been rude not to pick this soundtrack up in person.

                          49 Greek Street - compilation of Sandy Roberton tracks, not featured elsewhere. Synanthesia is the highlight - cheers Boney!

                          The Prisoners - Wisermiserdemelza - had this many years ago, but foolishly got rid. Weird thinking that in 1983, these dudes were ripping off tracks from 1968 (15 years previously). This album is now over 30 years old, making it twice as retro now as the source material it was influenced by at the time...

                          Charanjit Singh - Synthesizing: Ten ragas To A Disco Beat - a bizarre Indian electronic album from 1983, now credited as (unknowingly) being the first acid house record. Not quite sure that description quite fits, but a great listen. Was amazed this was still on a wall on the Sunday (especially since it was in really clean shape, amazing for an Indian record), so some heavyweight Glaswegian haggling and the amazingly strong pound ensured this came home for a (relative) bargain price...

                          WEE ONES



                          The Doors - Peace Frog - for the last five years this has been on my Utrecht wants list, but it wasn't until this year that a copy very nicely dropped into my lap...

                          Ofo - The Book - afro-funky gear. Not as good as the earlier Ofo & the Black Company 45, but what is?!

                          The Snap Shots - Hip Hip Hurray - well known phased modpsychdancer.

                          Juliette - L'Agent Secret - NOT the Petula Clark track, but only cost one measly Euro. That's, like, 70p or something - nuts!

                          Strange Brothers Show - Shakey Jakes - funky mod gear, nice UK copy.

                          Jigsaw - One Way Street - my first (and only?) "air-punch" moment of the weekend. The later version - had to go through every single on the stall I found this on, in case there was any other niceness lurking. There wasn't, but managed to pick up all manner of chuff in the process. What happens in Utrecht stays in Utrecht, right lads?! "ooh, I wanna dance with somebody..."



                          Elizabeth - Je Suis Sublime - I like to treat myself to at least one wee treat, and this "swinging madamoiselle" classic was this years.

                          Jigsaw - Tumblin' - another Jigsaw classic, another cheeky wee bargain.

                          The Spoetniks - Flying Monsters - cool Belgian phased gear, seems to be pretty under the radar.

                          Rufus Thomas - Memphis Train - R'n'B banger, nice minty demo upgrade copy.

                          Keith & Ken - I Won't Let You Go - one of the best vocal ska tunes, and already a Divine club classic. Except the version I had was credited to the Blues Busters (also a great version) and nearly led to two punters having a fight over its true identity. Hopefully this EP will avert any future "Glasgow kisses"*.

                          Alton Ellis - Only Sixteen - you never see Studio One 45s up this neck of the woods, so when you see classic rocksteady in nice shape for a nice price, you just grab!


                          Barely had a chance to listen to these in the preparations for the big Divine birthday bash on Saturday... Great to see everyone and time to get saving for next year!
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                          Mixes: https://m.mixcloud.com/andrewdivine54/

                          Photos: www.instagram.com/divine_glasgow/

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by The Divine One View Post



                            Juliette - L'Agent Secret - NOT the Petula Clark track, but only cost one measly Euro. That's, like, 70p or something - nuts!
                            This is by Sheila (of B.Devotion fame) but you'd probably worked that out.
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                            • #29
                              Lovely stuff Andy. Lusting after a number of those finds. A good year for pulling the Jigsaw records, with Nige bagging the lp too. Tumblin' is a long time want of mine, had to laugh when you told me how you got it.
                              Have a great time on Saturday.
                              Everyone tear down your own little wall
                              That keeps you from being a part of it all
                              Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                              You've just got to be close to it all

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                              • #30
                                Testing this as it has been a long while since i posted!!
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