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  • #16
    Out of Darkness in the wild = oooooofffffff! I had to resort to the interweb for my copy Ben. I've only ever seen it physically at Utrecht where it resides on the walls of dealers wearing stoopid prices. I really like it as an LP - hangs together very well but I suspect you'll be skipping the cod reggae track Enjoy mate.
    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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    • #17
      What Lee said...Killer find on the 'Out of the darkness' Ben mate....Only ever encountered it once in the wild up here at the market, got so excited, only to be told by the dealer the record was hammered, gutted!
      "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Benicio Del Toffo View Post




        Sisters 12"s off eBay - I like the journey from scuzzy almost minimalist stuff to the Jim Steinman, coked up productions. Am enjoying my dalliance with the dark side, I must say.

        Out of Darkness came off the market on Saturday. He'd only had it come in on the Friday and started our conversation with "You like some of that proggy Christian stuff don't you? Had one of the rare ones come in. It's on the Key label." Couldn't have been anything else really. Long time want and I was dead chuffed to see one in the field. Half-heartedly and distractedly looked through the rest of the stock, but there was only ever one item going home with me, it was just a question of waiting to be told of the damage. Luckily, I'd taken some trades down, so it softened the financial blow, but I still had to dig relatively deep. Have never seen it before in the wild though and I don't expect to again, so I decided it was worth the splurge. Of course, it will probably turn up at a Church Hall jumble sale next week now. Ho hum. Have actually been too busy to sit down and enjoy it though, so I'll leave it til last, like a blackcurrant Fruit Gum or those Liquorice Allsorts that look like loo rolls. I think the hierarchy of which tuffies to save til last has been the only means of building any willpower in my life.
        The "Alice" and "Temple Of Love" EPs had a seismic effect on the teenage me. Loved the tongue-in-cheek covers of "Gimme Shelter" and "1969". They sounded a bit other-worldly to me. Still think Craig Adam's bass sound was phenomenal. "Body Electric" was the first 45 I spent proper money on too. Slippery slope in retrospect...
        Drastically reduced to 72p

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        • #19
          Finally took a trip to Stockport Record Fair on Sunday. Explained to my bro how I'd been promising myself a 'reccy mission' to see if I might use it to shift some of my own excess vinyl for a long time, so we went along, me with a view to finding out how much a pitch was, how big the tables are, layouts, prices, see who was doing business and who wasn't, etc...even took my camera to record a few things. I wasn't really there to buy stuff.

          £25 and no photos later...

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          Paul McCartney- 'McCartney' - The charity shop is the natural habitat of the chicken, and I don't think I've visited a Record Fair since the 90s. I soon committed a schoolboy error and spent too much time on the first stall which was really the equivalent of charity shop chud at twice the price. He did however have a copy of Macca's first which I was missing, but it wasn't worth anywhere near the £20 he wanted for it. The second stall looked more promising but as I browsed I started to be overcome by the garlicky fumes of the stallholders lunch which were exceedingly strong indeed. I soldiered on defiantly for a while then his partner arrived, pulled the lid off a Tupperware container and immediately doubled the garlic factor. I was forced to beat a retreat, but not without noting that he too had a Macca the First for which he wanted a tenner, but sadly the record looked beyond hope to me.

          I wasn't to get any further than the third stall, which soon showed up a Macca for £6 and inspection revealed it to be in need of nothing more than a good cleaning. Ker-ching. I'd found my stall....went on to find some good cheap 45s too.....

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          Bryn Haworth - 'Grappenhall Rag' & 'Give All You've Got To Give' - My bro bought Mr Haworth's 'Let The Days Go By' when it came out, so I grew up with it and it was good to find the single off it - the flip, 'I Won't Lie (This Time) is a prime example of the soulful Britfunk of the day, Mel Collins and the horn section are ace on it. The second single comes from his (somewhat lesser I feel) second album.



          Judee Sill - 'Jesus Was A Crossmaker'/'The Lamb Ran Away With The Crown' - I didn't own any Judee Sill and stone me if I didn't come across this 45 with my two favourites of hers on it - EX and only £1.50 - bargain of the day! Woo!

          Susan Cadogan - 'Hurt So Good' - Blimey, how long has this been avoiding me? Great tune, Upsetters version and I can finally get rid of that hideous Pete Waterman produced album...still, seems weird to see The Upsetters on the same label as Guys & Dolls and Alvin Stardust...

          Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - 'Shakin' All Over' Nice 70s re-ish by the looks...

          Talking Heads - 'Life During Wartime' - spoiled by early fadeout...

          Jeremy Taylor - 'The Lift Girl's Lament' - a blind punt which turns out to be mildly amusing ditty by South African folkie.....

          The Equals - 'Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys' - the only dud of the day, I've got the MfP album that Amidar found just upstream but it's a poor pressing and sadly this seven is also all snap crackle and pop....


          Anyhow, beginning to feel the euphoria of hitting paydirt and chatting with the stallholders, I let my guard down and so probably paid a bit over the odds for this as you can see....bloody record fairs...



          Dusty Springfield - 'This Is Dusty Vol 2 - The Magic Garden' - not that I'm complaining too much. It doesn't sound quite as good as it looked for sure, but 'The Magic Garden' and 'Land Of Make-Believe' just had to be had....oh and this...



          More soon...
          you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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          • #20
            Nice finds GC. Early Macca tend to go quite cheap here, not uncommon to find at boot fairs/charity shops. Agree about the Cadogan, I got a cheap copy on Perries last summer when a reggae DJ had a purge at a yard sale. If I'd known bugger all about reggae I could probably have done well, now I just picked up some stuff I knew and that looked interesting and not too dancehall.
            Record fairs are less and less interesting here. There's a new organizer around and he does a rotating schedule with neighboring towns, so there's virtually one every month. Problem is, they mostly attract the same old sellers with the same old records, mostly overpriced. The two last fairs I've only bought from the same seller, the very nice 45s guy with the stall at the Ystad Wednesday market in the summer, always an amazing poundbox.

            With the weather it's mostly doormat finds here. The Hazlewood haul from a few weeks ago inspired me to go completist. A House Safe For Tigers have been on my list for a while, but an OG is quite expensive, and the Light In The Attic reissue only seems to turn up at US sellers with expensive shipping. As luck had it a sealed copy popped up cheap from a French seller on Discogs, and to top it off he offered ridiculously low postage. Seemed too good to be true, and before it arrived I dreaded he had mislisted a CD copy, but it got here, packed safely and all, 13£ including postage. Somehow I believe that buying the reissue will make it more likely that I will find an OG in the wild in the near future. Digger's law, innit? Or maybe that would require shelling out on an expensive US copy with 25£ shipping.

            It's a beautiful reissue, and a great record with the amazing Souls Island. I'd like to see the film, but it was only screened in Visby, near the filming location Själsö (Souls Island) at the time, and there's no DVD issue, only a VHS that's also rare.

            The director, Torbjörn Axelman, who also made Cowboy in Sweden owned an old B&B/artist home on Själsö. In 2008, he'd had to sell the place and stay on as tenant, and was finally evicted. During the eviction, he shot the landlord in the back, and subsequently came out shooting at the police who shot him down. He was convicted for three murder attempts and sentenced to psychiatric care. Apparently he became a free man in 2012.


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            • #21
              Wow! I didn't know about Torbjörn Axelman's imprisonment.

              The Light In The Attic Hazlewood project is amazing.

              I've bought loads of them even replacing original copies in some cases as the reissues are done so well.

              I've never seen a copy of 'Safe For Tigers' for sale in Sweden at any price. Was happy to get 'Stockholm Kid' the last time I was in Stockholm thanks to Jens. Not his best LP by any means but a tricky one to find.

              Living in Glasgow in the early 90s there was a serious record collecting cult around Lee Hazlewood but no-one seemed to even know how many records he had released or what they were called, let alone find them.

              I sometimes long for the (pre-internet) days when you sometimes found records by artists you loved which you had no idea even existed rather than ticking things off a discography. I guess that still happens for people who collect Non American/European releases mind you....
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              http://www.45worlds.com/

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              • #22
                Found the test press for this rap fovorite. Nobody cares about rap records, but I love having it all to myself. The seller even gave me 20% off of 7 Euros...

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by cratedigger View Post
                  Nice finds GC. Early Macca tend to go quite cheap here, not uncommon to find at boot fairs/charity shops.
                  "MacCartney" is not too hard to find here (think mine was from a charity), but not sure I've ever seen "Wild Life" in the, err, wild, and "Ram" only a few times on dealers' stalls. Then again, I've been very lazy about picking up his stuff over the past 25 years, and I don't often browse the "rock" stuff, so there are probably overpriced unsold copies being taken to fair after fair. There are usually cheapish copies of Ram around online, but is "Wild Life" worth picking up, anyone?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by bongolia View Post
                    "MacCartney" is not too hard to find here (think mine was from a charity), but not sure I've ever seen "Wild Life" in the, err, wild, and "Ram" only a few times on dealers' stalls. Then again, I've been very lazy about picking up his stuff over the past 25 years, and I don't often browse the "rock" stuff, so there are probably overpriced unsold copies being taken to fair after fair. There are usually cheapish copies of Ram around online, but is "Wild Life" worth picking up, anyone?
                    Wild Life has one pretty funky track but I can't remember what it is called. I always pick up McCartney and McCartney II when i see them in charities. Currently have 2 spares of the letter if anyone needs a copy?
                    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Headless mermaid View Post
                      Found the test press for this rap fovorite. Nobody cares about rap records, but I love having it all to myself. The seller even gave me 20% off of 7 Euros...

                      I care, great record, hard filed over here!
                      "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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                      • #26
                        Some 45 finds

                        Kliche - Aldrig mere / Militskvinder is Danish new wave, very good band that only recorded two albums. Militskvinder is based on a poem by Chairman Mao. Picked up in the 50p surplus box of a Tradera trader.
                        Pillow - Choirs is a B-side find. Swedish vocal duo, produced and backed by Göran Lagerberg from Tages/Blond and virtually every existing progg band. Very nice soft psych that was comped on the Fading Yellow series if that's familiar. Unfortunately no YT clip available. 1£ find on Tradera because it was badly listed with a blurry picture.



                        The Countdown Set - Shaka shaka nana. Nice piece of bubblegum fuzz on the Polar label, most known for ABBA. 10p find on Tradera. Luckily, most sellers can ship cheap 45s for 1£ here.
                        Jan Johansson - Jazz på Svenska. The first in the series of 3 EPs that shadow the known album, same tracks. Now I have a full set of all 3 in decent condition. I have a spare set as well now, but it's not in good nick record wise, sleeves are nice though.



                        Red Squares - Turning around. I guess this is known for the heavy cut of You Can Be My Baby on this Sweden only 45. Been after this for a while. From Tradera, not 1£ but reasonable.
                        PP Arnold - got these from the same seller I bought a Kafunta from, rather new seller. Was prepared they'd go for a bit but noone sniped me at the virgin bid of £5 for both.


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                          I care, great record, hard filed over here!
                          seconded..this is NICE. Is that a Red Fox sample in there?
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                          • #28
                            Good man.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by DRSMITH View Post
                              seconded..this is NICE. Is that a Red Fox sample in there?
                              Sounds like Dolemite to me.

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                              • #30
                                Always heartwarming to see some Macca love on VG+. I now have a full vinyl run of post Fabs Macca albums up to 'Back To The Egg'. Oh, except 'Wings Over America' - I don't really need that do I? I've managed to accumulate two 'Wild Life's (worth it for 'Bip Bop' which I love) and two 'Band On The Run's. A nice copy of 'McCartney' was what was eluding me, and since I had no clear target, seeing it on the first stall of the record fair reminded me to get one! It did need a good cleaning and is still a bit crackly but will improve I hope so a decent score for my poorly octopus. Forgot to mention Cratedigger, that Hazlewood stash is amazing. Highland Cow's tales of a 'cult' sounded familiar, Hazlewood knowledge was scarce back then. Never managed to bag more than the MfP 'Very Special World' and both Nancy & Lee albums on vinyl myself. I guess I need to invest in some reissues...oh and here's another quickie Macca related recentish find....

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                                The Beatles - '67-70' - Obligingly sitting in the front of a box in a charity shop; mint, first pressing (I think); 50p.....and in the unlikely event that there are any younger people reading this post who don't 'get' this Macca thing, check out Ginghamkitchen's fine 'Pukka Macca' mix which resides somewhere in these environs...



                                ...more coming up...
                                you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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