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  • Funnily enough I put it in my watch list yesterday, not sure I'd be willing to part with a tenner for it but one I'd not seen before:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3614992825...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Vinyl Tap seem to have a big bunch of S2S at the moment.

    The track listing does not inspire confidence: https://www.discogs.com/Paul-Windsor...elease/2956918

    I also saw this, emailed the guy and said the record was wrong but I'd be interested in both if he had them next thing he says he'll have a look and puts the price up, still with the wrong record in it, oh and an extra close up pic of the wrong record:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Esquivel-H...3D191814655563

    Keep posting Turbo doesn't bother me.

    Originally posted by bongolia View Post
    had that back in the 90s, also the MfP "Classics With A Beat", which I wouldn't mind hearing again for a laugh - I think the Beethoven 5th had a big drum fill in the pauses in the famous opening, but otherwise was just orchestra with drummer IIRC

    Seems there a few records with the "Classics With a Beat" title, including one on Studio 2 - anyone know that? Never bought the James Last classical ones, but presume he adds a beat?

    This is good though, because they're proper arrangements:
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    • Originally posted by amidar View Post
      I noticed that, not done much research but I'm guessing from what little I've read its like an Open Arts based project, there is even a Swedish branch who changed their name to ABBA and probably disappeared into obscurity I expect.

      http://www.artisttrove.com/artist/22...obi+Hootenanny
      Heh! I guess they mean The Hootenanny Singers, Björn's group before ABBA. They got signed to Polar, the label run by ABBA manager Stikkan and were active in parallell with Björn & Benny's collaboration that turned into ABBA. Towards the end, Benny got involved as arranger as well, but they folded in 1974 when ABBA hit big time.
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      • Originally posted by Turboellis View Post
        Another one I've been wanting for a long time ... everybody knows Lalo Schifrin is a genius, but this is maybe his best ... quite psychedlic in a quiet, relaxed way ... no fuzz guitars but track titles like Vaccinated Mushrooms and Wheat Germ Landscapes ... thoroughly recommended



        Lalo Schifrin ‎– There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On (1968) Dot Records ‎DLP 25852 LP USA
        Fantastic Lp - some many great tracks but this one probably my favourite:

        "how to open at will the most beautiful window"

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        • My buying of Welsh Language Records has not improved, worth a punt at a quid I suppose, am only a track in it could get better:



          A mint copy of this has pleased me more:



          The rest of my finds from my morning off jaunt:



















          All pretty much Mint except a shabby cover on the Kevin Coyne and probably a VG+ record. 80's Digital Synth Maestro Paul Hardcastle is an un-played promo still in its shrink. Under 20 quid spent. I did see the grey vinyl version of 'Devo - We Are Not Men' but at £8.99 I was gutted to see it quite a big deep scratch. Most were from a chazzas and a second hand record shop who has started cleaning his records with gawd knows what as anything I checked out seemed to have a murky residue on it.
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          • @amidar Lots of love for Kevin Coyne here, even though I never replaced the LPs I sold when I left the UK. Only have the Peel Sessions on CD now I think, as it has my favourite version of Evil Island Home

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            • Yep he's great and under appreciated for a long time in my opinion and on here so it seems. I rarely see his records about so was quite chuffed to find that despite its scruffy cover and its got the insert too.
              Last edited by amidar; 01-03-2016, 05:48 PM. Reason: insert
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              • Don't think I've ever heard any Paul Hardcastle except for N-N-N-N-Nineteen, which was recorded a few streets away from me (no blue plaque though, unlike Kenny Wheeler and Damon Albarn and the guy who did the Star Wars make-up)

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                • I bet you've heard this, great synth miming I especially like the bit where he just runs his hand across a keyboard for no apparent reason not unlike some acts you see these days:



                  It's not on the album I bought though which sounds like a more melodic 'Art of Noise'. It played through fine but it seems to have a residue on it unrelated to the record shop, that was more like shoddy cleaning with flash or some other chemical cleaner. No this was from a charity shop and may be bleed through from the shrink and through the plastic inner despite it being a UK Promo but it sounded really crisp so have no idea.

                  Its what you'd expect really that 'Axel F' , 'Rockit' era type eighties sound, not a keeper but I'll give it another spin it certainly didn't make me want to take it off which is a good sign and it wasn't as cheesy as I thought it was going to be, maybe my ears are softening to this 80's era rich people on digital synths stuff.

                  Originally posted by bongolia View Post
                  Don't think I've ever heard any Paul Hardcastle except for N-N-N-N-Nineteen, which was recorded a few streets away from me (no blue plaque though, unlike Kenny Wheeler and Damon Albarn and the guy who did the Star Wars make-up)
                  'Kenny Wheeler' defo, don't think 'Damon' is deserving of a Plaque yet but I suppose that's up for debate. Star Wars make up guy that's just weird.
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                  • On to this:



                    Expecting something like 'Blood Sweat and Tears' instead I get 'Herb Alpert' but worse. Straight in the outbox minus its inner sleeve and a quid down the drain.
                    It's just pure cheese like James Last doing an album of Country classics which I expect he has done anyway.
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                    • Slim pickin's for grim chickens since my last post, I'm afraid.....thought I'd bury them at the end of a dead month....



                      Franz Ferdinand - 'Do You Wanna'
                      !!! vs. LFO - 'Me & Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard' - A couple of bands from the last decade that I thought I could hack and a couple of remixers (Erol Alkan and LFO) that I've had some respect for at various times. On this occasion however, I just find them all noisy and irritating....



                      Roger Miller - 'Third Time Around' - I admire Roger Miller for his more kooky numbers and his bravery in occasionally leaving the stories in his songs unresolved at a time when that wasn't the done thing. There's little kookiness on this one and while 'The Swiss Maid' exemplifies the second trait quite well, I have to say I prefer Del Shannon's hit version....and Del was a far better yodeller...



                      Steely Dan - 'Countdown To Ecstasy' - S'pose I ought to be pleased at rescuing one of my favourite albums from the charity shop, but it's my third copy and while it'll do for someone, it's not exactly an inspiring find....

                      Didn't do a whole lot better in the 45s dept. either....



                      Easterhouse - 'Get Back To Russia' (promo) - saw Easterhouse a couple of times in the 80s and even had a drink with their main man Andy Perry on one occasion although I found him a bit disappointingly self-centred....Must admit they never really clicked with me - plenty of righteous anger but not really musically innovative enough. This promo annoyingly stretches one song over two sides and thus renders both unplayable...

                      The Ride - 'Dancing Diamonds' - Self pressed effort by mid 80's Stockport band - rather directionless pop with a sax player who's too clever by half...

                      Daffyd Iwan - 'Rwy'n Gweld Y Dydd' EP - Like Amidar above, I'm having a bit of a problem making THE WELSH CONNECTION of late. This EP sans pic sleeve was a borderline basket case but cleaned up enough to reveal behind the incessant crackle some rather uninspiring folk ditties accompanied by the guitar skills of someone who'd bought a 'play in a day' manual about 4 hours previously. And then it got stuck on the last track.

                      Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Welcome To The Pleasuredome' - Ah, at last, the high watermark of the Fairlight CMI brings some classic pop relief....

                      Joyce Grenfell - 'Olde Tyme Dancing' EP - Contains one of her 'schoolmistress' sketches which is a redeeming feature I suppose, but also includes a telephone monologue where she splits up with her boyfriend because she has to spend so much time looking after her ailing father. Odd to think that people used to have to buy a record to hear one half of someone's harrowing personal conversations - they're ten a penny on just about any bus ride these days....

                      Tik & Tok - 'Cool Runnings' - Oft overlooked pioneers of electro-pop. Probably because they weren't very good I suspect...

                      ....ah, thank the lord for the postman....



                      Cavern Of Anti-Matter - 'Void Beats/Invocation Trex' - well I've raved enough about this over on the February new releases thread so just to say it's highly recommended. I managed to bag one of the limited run of 200 with 'hand made sleeve' although the latter is somewhat underwhelming in truth. I got No.36, so I doubt Ringo will be too perturbed, but I think that's the lowest number 'limited edition' I've landed....and what's with that title? Trex?...Really?

                      you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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                      • Originally posted by giantchicken View Post
                        Slim pickin's for grim chickens since my last post, I'm afraid.....thought I'd bury them at the end of a dead month....



                        Franz Ferdinand - 'Do You Wanna'
                        !!! vs. LFO - 'Me & Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard' - A couple of bands from the last decade that I thought I could hack and a couple of remixers (Erol Alkan and LFO) that I've had some respect for at various times. On this occasion however, I just find them all noisy and irritating....



                        Roger Miller - 'Third Time Around' - I admire Roger Miller for his more kooky numbers and his bravery in occasionally leaving the stories in his songs unresolved at a time when that wasn't the done thing. There's little kookiness on this one and while 'The Swiss Maid' exemplifies the second trait quite well, I have to say I prefer Del Shannon's hit version....and Del was a far better yodeller...



                        Steely Dan - 'Countdown To Ecstasy' - S'pose I ought to be pleased at rescuing one of my favourite albums from the charity shop, but it's my third copy and while it'll do for someone, it's not exactly an inspiring find....

                        Didn't do a whole lot better in the 45s dept. either....



                        Easterhouse - 'Get Back To Russia' (promo) - saw Easterhouse a couple of times in the 80s and even had a drink with their main man Andy Perry on one occasion although I found him a bit disappointingly self-centred....Must admit they never really clicked with me - plenty of righteous anger but not really musically innovative enough. This promo annoyingly stretches one song over two sides and thus renders both unplayable...

                        The Ride - 'Dancing Diamonds' - Self pressed effort by mid 80's Stockport band - rather directionless pop with a sax player who's too clever by half...

                        Daffyd Iwan - 'Rwy'n Gweld Y Dydd' EP - Like Amidar above, I'm having a bit of a problem making THE WELSH CONNECTION of late. This EP sans pic sleeve was a borderline basket case but cleaned up enough to reveal behind the incessant crackle some rather uninspiring folk ditties accompanied by the guitar skills of someone who'd bought a 'play in a day' manual about 4 hours previously. And then it got stuck on the last track.

                        Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Welcome To The Pleasuredome' - Ah, at last, the high watermark of the Fairlight CMI brings some classic pop relief....

                        Joyce Grenfell - 'Olde Tyme Dancing' EP - Contains one of her 'schoolmistress' sketches which is a redeeming feature I suppose, but also includes a telephone monologue where she splits up with her boyfriend because she has to spend so much time looking after her ailing father. Odd to think that people used to have to buy a record to hear one half of someone's harrowing personal conversations - they're ten a penny on just about any bus ride these days....

                        Tik & Tok - 'Cool Runnings' - Oft overlooked pioneers of electro-pop. Probably because they weren't very good I suspect...

                        ....ah, thank the lord for the postman....



                        Cavern Of Anti-Matter - 'Void Beats/Invocation Trex' - well I've raved enough about this over on the February new releases thread so just to say it's highly recommended. I managed to bag one of the limited run of 200 with 'hand made sleeve' although the latter is somewhat underwhelming in truth. I got No.36, so I doubt Ringo will be too perturbed, but I think that's the lowest number 'limited edition' I've landed....and what's with that title? Trex?...Really?

                        Bit of a piss take if it's the same sleeve what came on mine from roughtrade.

                        A sleeve to me means something I put the records in. Not a (albeit quite trippy) piece of paper which just half covers the normal sleeve...

                        Is it the photo of the band members with some weird colour filtering going on?

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                        • Originally posted by jay View Post
                          Bit of a piss take if it's the same sleeve what came on mine from roughtrade.

                          A sleeve to me means something I put the records in. Not a (albeit quite trippy) piece of paper which just half covers the normal sleeve...

                          Is it the photo of the band members with some weird colour filtering going on?
                          Yup, this one....



                          ...with a bit of a reddy orange graded tint....a tad disappointing....mind you, I met them down the pub and discovered that they actually look like that....

                          you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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                          • Originally posted by giantchicken View Post
                            Yup, this one....



                            ...with a bit of a reddy orange graded tint....a tad disappointing....mind you, I met them down the pub and discovered that they actually look like that....

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                            • Originally posted by amidar View Post
                              I bet you've heard this, great synth miming I especially like the bit where he just runs his hand across a keyboard for no apparent reason not unlike some acts you see these days:
                              N-N-N-N-N-Nope! but a great vid. the banks of synths without a single cable is also impressive. Used to annoy me watching TOTP, also the drummers miming to what were clearly drum machines.

                              'Kenny Wheeler' defo, don't think 'Damon' is deserving of a Plaque yet but I suppose that's up for debate. Star Wars make up guy that's just weird.
                              these are only Waltham Forest Council's own blue plaques, not the official English Heritage ones (there's also David Bailey and Fanny Cradock, mispelt with two "d"s, round the corner). None for Jonathan and Paul Ross yet

                              The Star Wars make-up guy was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Freeborn - "the grandfather of modern make-up design". Modelled yoda on a combination of himself and Einstein. He also did the chimps from 2001

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                              • Mainly from my trawl through the record shops and charity emporia of Southport.

                                Spike Milligan With The London Symphony Orchestra ‎– Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose:



                                It's a buyer's market at the moment... Rolf Harris - Again!:



                                Pete Atkin - Driving Through Mythical America:



                                The humorous side of mental illness, Steve Wright & The Sisters Of Soul - Get Some Therapy:



                                Been after an affordable copy of this Scouse Irish classic for a while, and there in a seaside chazza were two. I took the one that hadn't been scoured with wire wool and Ajax. Pat Mooney - Alive In Liverpool:



                                My Mike Harding collection, nears completion, Mike Harding - God's Own Drunk:



                                Mike Harding - FooFoo Shufflewick & Her Exotic Banana:



                                Max Miller - The Cheeky Chappie:



                                A splendid Bonzo/Nazi crossover, 'Legs' Larry Smith - Springtime For Hitler:



                                Just feel that smouldering sex appeal, The Grumbleweeds - Mama:



                                Early eco-awareness and environmentalism from everyone's favourite bearded naturalist, David Bellamy - Brontosaurus Will You Wait For Me?:



                                Brendan Grace ‎– Visit To Santa/Then He Kicked Me:



                                The Bonzo Dog Band - Keynsham:



                                Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Alberts, The Temperance Seven:



                                Billy Connolly - Super Gran:



                                Tony Blackburn Meets Matt Monro:



                                Andy Stewart - Donald, Where's Your Troosers?:

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