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  • #16
    At least it's going to a good home
    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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    • #17
      Nice 45s Lee! Jealous of that Beefheart one.

      Originally posted by bongolia View Post
      Also "Frak!" remember that being very hard. Once you got through the levels you had to do them again upside down but I never got that far
      Originally posted by Brainbomb View Post
      Haha, I remember turning the TV upside down. It may have been for this game as a certainly remember playing it a lot. It made the colours wonky for some reason though.
      Ridiculously hard game.

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      • #18
        Weird! 'Frak' on the BBC B, I had a hacked version of that game in the eighties where they had given the main character a pink penis. Funnily enough I only discovered 10 minutes ago that there is an electronica act called 'Frak' from Norway I think. Anyway re: those Bosworth 78's I've seen a ton of them on ebay over the last few months don't know if its related to your finds, there has to be some good music on some of them regardless of the quality.

        Edit: Ah I remember now, he had a yoyo as his weapon but instead of that they had hacked it so a pink 8 bit protrusion unrolled to kill the baddies.
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        • #19
          Over the weekend I bought "Possibilities" by Ova. There is a percussion track on side 2 that is not as good as I remember it being. Also a vocal improv track, that is alright (though no more than that).

          I only mention this as it is also on Stroppy Cow Records.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Funktionnaire View Post
            Over the weekend I bought "Possibilities" by Ova. There is a percussion track on side 2 that is not as good as I remember it being. Also a vocal improv track, that is alright (though no more than that).

            I only mention this as it is also on Stroppy Cow Records.
            It has a discogs rating of 1.0/5 so you're not alone in your dislike of it. It's only been rated by one person, mind.
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            • #21
              I don't remember that, it was difficult though. I was more into 'Chuckie Egg'. I seem to remember because of the sprite sizes in 'Frak' it was easy to die if you touched the baddies you died instantly which was generally followed by screaming abuse at the TV!

              Originally posted by bongolia View Post
              Also "Frak!" remember that being very hard. Once you got through the levels you had to do them again upside down but I never got that far
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              • #22
                Chuckie Egg was a genius game. I loved it when the Big Chicken came out of the cage and also chased you around the screen.

                The Frak hack reminds me of a BBC game called Nutter where you played Adolf Hitler headbutting bombs away from the Fatherland. It was again impossibly hard and rigged so that you would die pretty quickly. I must have been eight years old playing that.

                Originally posted by Funktionnaire View Post
                Over the weekend I bought "Possibilities" by Ova. There is a percussion track on side 2 that is not as good as I remember it being. Also a vocal improv track, that is alright (though no more than that).

                I only mention this as it is also on Stroppy Cow Records.
                Also got this. I think I put the vocal improv on a swap. There is a good thread on here about lesbian feminist records: http://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/showth...t-really-shred
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                • #23
                  Thanks Eine, I was going to check for a thread. And possibly ask if anyone was game to do a chart/mix/etc.


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                  I acquired this over the weekend. Why did I look twice at it in the first place? Perhaps something about the sleeve art or the subject matter reminded me of the Beats at the Beaubourg.

                  I know why I bought it. It says on the back "Music by John Sangster".

                  My guess is that the "John Sangster" is the John Sangster. My guess is derived from the minute or so of vibes(?) that sharp-eared listeners will hear in odd places through the record. His involvement is so slight that even Sangster completists might have pause. That $2 could be put towards a cup of coffee or a croissant!
                  Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 04-10-2016, 11:42 AM. Reason: Coffee or croissant.

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                  • #24
                    It was awesome they really nailed it on the Beeb with that game, very fast moving as I remember. The odd thing was my younger sister was like the Xen master of Chuckie Egg probably because it was the only game she played!

                    Looking at that Frak video shows that it's all about the order in which you do it and timing but the sprites are so big and the game play so clunky it got annoying too soon. I dont think I even made it past level 1!

                    My father used to have a lot of business with Youth Clubs in the area through his line of work and during Thatchers reign they pumped quite a lot of money into some of them. One had a suite of BBC B's upstairs and I was allowed to go up with a few blank Floppy Disks (the actual floppy ones) and copy loads of games and stuff. What are kids gonna do in the eighties if you give them a suite of BBC Model B's put a dick on the Frak guy of course!

                    I don't know the Hitler game but I once got sent to the Headmaster because I loaded a game called 'Escape' based around a german prison camp and hiding from the guards. I think it came free with some old computer magazine. I only put it on cos their shitty spelling game would not load and I wanted to fault find if it was the tape player. I must have been 8 years old, 1st year of Juniors and hated school ever since that day lol. I still remember the teacher having a full blown melt down on me.

                    My favourite BBC game was 'Galaga' clone 'Zalaga' but you've probably got to say 'Elite' was 'the' game programmed on a Beeb as it basically created a genre of game that lives on to this day.

                    To loosely bring it back to music the soundchip on the BEEB was a great thing you could program the envelope filter on it among other things, its no SID chip though but I've always liked it, underappreciated. A great part of my childhood was taken up recording music from games with a tape player. I remember an Atari ST comp going round school like gold dust.


                    Gawd I'm sad, classic BBC shooter with awesome soundtrack, off topic but it illustrates the point I guess. :



                    Originally posted by eine View Post
                    Chuckie Egg was a genius game. I loved it when the Big Chicken came out of the cage and also chased you around the screen.

                    The Frak hack reminds me of a BBC game called Nutter where you played Adolf Hitler headbutting bombs away from the Fatherland. It was again impossibly hard and rigged so that you would die pretty quickly. I must have been eight years old playing that.








                    Also got this. I think I put the vocal improv on a swap. There is a good thread on here about lesbian feminist records: http://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/showth...t-really-shred
                    Last edited by amidar; 04-10-2016, 06:48 PM. Reason: Galaga
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                    • #25
                      This was from the Library sale a while back. It cropped up late in the piece and I was pleased that it did, as I had not seen a copy before. However, on first listen I was not especially taken with it, and so I listened to other stuff instead. I decided to listen again to see if my feelings had changed. Prompted, of course, by the 'Sangster' connection (see above).

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                      Side 1 is a suite of 4 movements ("Improvisation for piano and string orchestra").

                      Side 2 is improvisations on themes from the suite; the improvisations being by Gould and Sangster. Side 2 is accomplished but a bit unvarying. Even the shortest piece ("A kind of hoe-down" - 3.50) could do with more of a range of sounds. The longest ("Perhaps a rain forest" - 11.40) reminds me, perhaps obviously, of Sangster's 'nature' oriented work. And while that is a good thing, the length isn't. But perhaps I am just too tired right now.

                      Side 1 adds 13 string players and 2 bass players. The arrangements are consistently interesting and attractive. Gould (the cover says) did a first-take overdub improvise over the arrangements. He keeps the piano fairly spare, so his bits stand out well. Overall, the playing sounds accomplished (only at one point was there what sounded like a possible miss-step). I suppose that, what with the string involvement, I would have to call it 'third stream', but it is very much towards the 'jazz' 'end' of the third stream. In that it is jazzy, it would be thought of as rather mainstream. That being so, it jars with most of my recent listening, but I doubt that most folks would find any fault there. Certainly, I don't - I find it difficult to imagine anyone not liking it. And I expect that there are many who would enjoy it a great deal.

                      Nm/Ex- (on account of the library markings - otherwise NM).

                      Too late for this year's swap CD. And it would be a complete contrast to the rest of the likely contents. Maybe next year.
                      Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 05-10-2016, 02:15 PM. Reason: Misc. afterthoughts

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                      • #26
                        Note to self - try not to use "perhaps" so much.

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                        • #27
                          Bit of an ongoing stressful time at the moment. I've had some postbox finds delivered but I'll post them up at a later date. So I've not got out much to look at records in dingy places but popped in a few today for a speed browse. Its not like me to buy many 45's but even not being the biggest Jefferson Airplane fan in the world thought I might as well have a copy of White Rabbit' for 25p and a copy of 'Don Fardon - Indian Reservation' because it was in the RCA sleeve. Yep I could have just swapped the sleeves but the records are right next to the counter and it is a charity shop after all which has proved quite fruitful.

                          https://www.discogs.com/Jefferson-Ai...elease/1771944

                          Some other interesting looking 45's but nothing special and a little sandpapered and as usual lots of 'Englebert Humperdink' It was a small pile I kind of lose the will to live browsing through records without pictures on the front and I hardly ever find anything decent.

                          To be fair I actually quite like the Don Fardon 45' bit of a stomper with a nice flip.
                          Last edited by amidar; 06-10-2016, 09:57 PM.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by amidar View Post
                            Its not like me to buy many 45's
                            Bad dog! In your bed. I'm almost choking on my coffee here.
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                            • #29
                              The flip to 'White Rabbit' is pretty much destroyed no idea what in the blazes has got to stuck it but it has a 'residue' with an almost sticky glue like consistency which seems impervious to IPA and anything else I've thrown at it. A side is fine though, worth 25p so the wife can stop asking me 'Who does this song?' every time they use it on an american TV show, which is a lot!
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Funktionnaire View Post
                                Note to self - try not to use "perhaps" so much.

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