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    Mayday is appropriate - The chicken is back and his living room looks like a used hi-fi warehouse as I'm in the business of putting together a second system for myself and one for some friends - now that their chicks are leaving the coop they've got some more space so I thought I'd encourage them to get the vinyl out of the loft and get back in the groove - they're worried about it being space consuming and aesthetically unpleasing so I thought I'd combine taking some photos of possible setups with some piccies for the finds thread, so apologies if stereo stuff gets in the way - the pictures are my usual crappy standard I'm afraid - here's some finds I've managed to listen to...all finds from chazzas unless stated otherwise...



    Henry Blair ft. Ray Turner at the Piano - 'Sparky's Magic Piano' - found sans picture sleeve, this rather naff tale of a boy and his talking piano, the latter played by our very own Sonovox - sticks here and there but may improve with TLC...

    Baskin and Copperfield - 'The Long And Winding Road' - from 1970, a pretty straight cover version of the Beatle song with a little more backbeat. Baskin and Copperfield sounded like they might be the source of a late psyche classic but the b-side 'Beautiful Blue Eyes' is only baroque-psyche-lite at best. Baskin & Copperfield were in fact John Richardson and Alan Williams who would later find fame as Rubettes....



    Frank Sinatra - 'The Frank Sinatra Story' - presumably this collection of earlier Sinatra tracks on Fontana was a cash in on his later success, but worthwhile since I found these examples of his work with the Harry James Band quite edgy and sharp in a way we've forgotten he could be. 'The Birth Of The Blues' captures this lean mean Sinatra well - it's no wonder the girlies were swooning. I mentioned recently that Billy May's instrumental 'You Go To My Head' was crying out for Ol' Blue Eyes - here we have it in the version from his very first album - and he does a fine job too...





    Sandy Denny - 'Listen, Listen'
    Roxy Music - 'Virginia Plain'
    - these might seem odd bedfellows now, but were in fact only 2 release numbers apart in 1972 - paid a little over the odds for the Sandy Denny in the hope that it might clean up a little, but it's a bit too far gone - shame, as it's a lovely song and that voice still gets to you...the Roxy Music's not a great example either, sadly... and from one set of chicken islands to another....



    Waikiki Serenaders - 'Hawaii: Instrumentally Yours' - The premise of this seemingly typical exploito-album is that tourists use it to soundtrack the movies of their wonderful holiday in Hawaii - it contains lots of useful advice and facts about Hawaii to help you do this on the reverse but is surprisingly respectful in both this and the music contained herein which does actually use tunes by significant local composers like John Almeida and Charles King. Whether or not the 'Waikiki Serenaders' were local or hired US studio hands remains a mystery, but it's a great album for the beachcomber bar whatever. This is the 'enhanced stereo' edition, not listed on Discogs (Wooo!...ra-er!) on the coral pink Waikiki Records label with a terrific inner sleeve in 'Hawaiian shirt' pattern (which I foolishly forgot to photograph...)



    Coati Mundi - 'Me No Pop I'
    Bootsy's Rubber Band - 'Bootzilla'
    - found my old cassette of Coati Mundi's 'The Former 12 Year Old Genius' (what a superb album title...) recently, played and enjoyed immensely, jumped on this 12 on sight...the Bootsy has proved a good investment for testing bass responses....



    C'mon, you wouldn't turn down a free stereo would you? Especially in the presence of...

    Dusty Springfield - 'Stay Awhile' - at last, a nice minty copy - it's only about 25 years I've been looking....yeah, it's on Wing, but hey...I'm a chicken...

    Noel Coward - 'The Noel Coward Album' - actually a twofer of two Coward albums ('Noel Coward In New York'/ 'Noel Coward At Las Vegas') on US Columbia but mysteriously bedecked with many CBS stickers as if owned by a company type - really loving this, and if you're one of those on here who digs Jake Thackray (and why not?) you really ought to lend an ear to one of the legendary wits who paved the way for him. Erudite, saucy, occasionally very moving and often laugh out loud funny...



    now here was a surprise....

    John Miles - 'Rebel' - Having lost the Stones, by the early 70s Decca were desperate for something that might appeal to 'ver kids' - despite all his James Deanery on the sleeve (continued on the enclosed poster!), John Miles was already no spring chicken and having had a string of worthy and soulful flops on labels like Orange was probably glad to get a chance to throw himself into the big time mincing machine of 70s pop with a bit of decent money behind him. Of course this meant some compromise and the soul bags were reined in as Miles attempted bravely to carve a niche somewhere between glam, 'intelligent' pop of the David Essex school and 'serious' rock like Queen. It wasn't entirely without success either, 'Highfly' and 'Music' ( a kind of British 'MacArthur Park') making considerable dents on the charts.

    This is one of those albums I was always curious about but never got round to buying until now and it's frankly rather good - and the big surprise (for me at least) is that I never realised that the perfect slapback on the drums and sweeping orchestral moments that furnished these hits was the work of (gulp,) Producer/Engineer Alan Parsons and Orchestra Arranger Andrew Powell! You couldn't entirely kill of the soulboy in Miles however and he gets to channel his inner Stevie Wonder on 'Lady Of My Life' - I remember subsequent hits like 'Slow Down' and 'Manhattan Skyline', both decent efforts, suggested that a bid to 'crack America' was the aim - so what went wrong? Whatever happened to John Miles? - guess Decca just wasn't the place to be back then....





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  • #2
    Apparently I didn't actually take a photo of it but I was pleased to find a copy of Pop Explosion Sitar Style in an antiques store after I'd seen it in the April thread. Less pleased upon playing it though; I was expecting some exploitation sounds but it's very much a westernized traditional feel, which doesn't appeal to me much without something to center it a bit. One for trades, I think.

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    • #3
      various 7" early morning car boot finds



      Picture disc single from 1982 featuring various football stars on the front however,
      flipping it over it is signed by them and for no obvious reason Jimmy Savile OBE.





      Footballers featured are (back row): Dave Watson (Manchester City), Gordon McQueen (Manchester United),
      Phil Parkes (West Ham United), Ricky Villa (Tottenham Hotspur). (Middle row): Paul Reaney (Leeds United),
      Peter Withe (Newcastle United), Bob Latchford (everton), Viv Anderson (Nottingham Forest). (Front row)
      Steve Perryman (Tottenham Hotspur), John Hollins (Queens Park Rangers), Ossie Ardiles (Tottenham Hotspur).








      Indian demo disc for promoting the film Yaarana in 1980.








      2 x 10p Folk EP's








      Swedish single in a lovely mottled red wax from 1971








      2 x white flexi discs of Spanish Folk music released in 1962







      I've a similar flexi given away by Your Computer mag, there may have only ever been 2 unless someone knows more?





      Clear vinyl flexi to celebrate the royal engagement in 1981






      I assume this square flexi was given away with a board game in 1984, I have a Snow White one too.
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      • #4
        Its happening I'm turning into 'Agnes Guano' help me... :



        Although I am intrigued he sports a bizarre M & S Leisure Suit when in singer mode.

        I do like his version of 'Spinning Wheel' which sadly isn't here although the theme tune to 'The Generation Game' is Yay!

        Edit, Gah its not 'Spinning Wheel' but the other BS&T classic and one of my favourite songs 'Lucretia McEvil' sadly not here either but saying that there is something strangely hypnotizing about the singing disc of this double LP. I would love to hand it to him and get it signed like some crazed Forsyth fan boy.
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        • #5


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post
            Picture disc single from 1982 featuring various football stars on the front however,
            flipping it over it is signed by them and for no obvious reason Jimmy Savile OBE.
            Quite a find, but is the song any good? - I've secretly always hoped to find a copy of Brian Wade's meisterwerk in the wild but no luck so far...

            you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post

              Picture disc single from 1982 featuring various football stars on the front however,
              flipping it over it is signed by them and for no obvious reason Jimmy Savile OBE.
              .
              that's earlier than 82 going by the strips.
              Also, in 1982 a "Peace" 45 would have been a little rich considering we were sailing off to slaughter Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa's countrymen
              Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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              • #8
                Cheap Reissue on 'Yellow' from 1996 of a Peer Library LP that I'm sure is well known and costs a fortune. There's a couple of UK editions of this on discogs for a fiver if you don't already own a copy. Jazz haters need not apply. :



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                • #9
                  I've had quite a few finds the last couple of weeks, but haven't had time to put pictures and text together. Two mini-hauls in the weekend at the car booter, someone selling off their deceased dad's record collection. In both cases it had obviously been culled as all big names (Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zep, Bowie) were missing but interesting stuff still.

                  This is from a charity shop yesterday. These are maybe not the most exciting finds, but I was really glad to buy the wooden crate from a local brewery. These are getting hard to come by as they are snapped up for interior design purposes. Sticking flowerpots in them, nailing them to the wall to put books in, etc.
                  Hank Williams is a cheapo comp, but fills a gap. Bumpers has some interesting Island '70 tracks, this is the Swedish single LP issue, apart from everywhere else where it was a double. And Nazareth is well known of course, but it's the one I like the best.
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                  • #10
                    Nice one love those old crates its the same in the UK for things like that they either cost a fortune of have been shabby chic'd and cost even more! I love that 'Bumpers' comp it introduced me to a ton of stuff pre-internet to get my ears around. I sold my heavily played version quite a few years back but have always been on the look out for another copy, used to be a staple of car boots but commands anything from £10-£20 on the net these days and I never see one out and about unless in a record shop overpriced once more.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by babycart View Post
                      that's earlier than 82 going by the strips.
                      Also, in 1982 a "Peace" 45 would have been a little rich considering we were sailing off to slaughter Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa's countrymen
                      yes you are right, it's 1979 - I have found more info on 45cat

                      incidently further giantchickens mention of John Miles earlier, here is the original poster that came with initial copies
                      of the album, mine is a Factory Sample Copy and even has the sheet music for the 1st single taken from it!





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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by amidar View Post
                        Nice one love those old crates its the same in the UK for things like that they either cost a fortune of have been shabby chic'd and cost even more! I love that 'Bumpers' comp it introduced me to a ton of stuff pre-internet to get my ears around. I sold my heavily played version quite a few years back but have always been on the look out for another copy, used to be a staple of car boots but commands anything from £10-£20 on the net these days and I never see one out and about unless in a record shop overpriced once more.
                        Came across 2 Schweppes boxes in a pub out in the sticks on Sunday. One was the wood store and the other one was upside down acting as a stand for a TV. Vastly under utilised in my opinion. I would have offered to take them off their hands but I am short on somewhere to put them at the moment.

                        That Bumpers comp is ace. Found a copy in a chazza a couple of years back, very happy.

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                        • #13
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                          I'll try & keep it short.
                          Catching up on KIkagaku Moyo. Brill.
                          Little Richard has some weird sounding stuff on it. Perhaps they tried to make mono recordings sound like stereo or some shit like that. Whatever, it's a bit odd, with a few crackers on it.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKmMu4j_92A

                          Les Baroques is a nice 1966 copy on Whamm! Good Dutch,'60s r'n'b with a touch of harder edged pop.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhgH0el1EyQ

                          81 reish of Peter Hammill Fools Mate..too impatient to wait for a nice cheap og to turn up.

                          The Attack - Complete recordings 67 - 68. Fantastic comp which I didn't pick up 1st time round, and has since become a bit tricky to get a cheap one of. Managed, via Japan! The killer 45 sides are here, but, for me, they are outshone by a couple of mega previously unreleased tracks.


                          Voyage and Variations came from pH. Thank you sir.
                          Outre Tembe on the Voyage 45 sounds like a lost Elias Hulk tune, ie heavy, wailing early '70s post psych guitar wig out. With a touch of flute to level you out a tad.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ZekDkjQ-4

                          The 3rd 45 along is Nothing is easy by Erik on Gambit records. Couldn't find a clip, but it's a great, anglo-styled psych tune.

                          The Trust 45 is a brilliant single from Belgium. Once again, no clip found. And I try is a corker.

                          The Neumans is a long gone 45 worth picking up if (like me)you like full on fuzzy garage with screams a plenty and overloaded guitars.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jav3R50Lxfs

                          Got the Parastat record cleaning kit in a Norwich secondhand emporium. Looks unused. Kind of like a gentlemans phonograph cleaner. Works a treat, and is beautifully made.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Gonna have to check out 'Kikagaku Moyo' see what all the fuss is about. Nice finds as usual Paul, I love Peter Hammill's solo work there's nothing else quite like it, you have to like his voice though I guess tis' a bit marmite.

                            Most of my finds are online or chazza only at the moment, not been able to get to any bootys the wife wouldn't be able to come and I'd feel a right cnut leaving her at home despite me always running off and leaving her to route through boxes of records.

                            Anyway means I'm filling in gaps and finding mad reissues on the cheap.
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                            • #15
                              Its a brill comp introduced me to all the great early stuff on Island. Was probably my first exposure to Nick Drake now I think about it, I'd always avoided him despite being a massive 'John Martyn' fan. I'd certainly never heard any 'If' before I know that for certain.

                              Originally posted by candiman View Post
                              Came across 2 Schweppes boxes in a pub out in the sticks on Sunday. One was the wood store and the other one was upside down acting as a stand for a TV. Vastly under utilised in my opinion. I would have offered to take them off their hands but I am short on somewhere to put them at the moment.

                              That Bumpers comp is ace. Found a copy in a chazza a couple of years back, very happy.
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