"I'd buy that for a dollar!" Great purchases for a buck or less

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I found the Russian Futurists debut album at a store for 92 cents. A pristine vinyl copy of Jimi Hendrix's "In the West" for 99 cents. For a shiny quarter, Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly". The blue 10" vinyl version of Eels' "Electro-Shock Blues", 2 copies, a buck apiece.


Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 05:39 (12 years ago) Permalink

Tweet 'Southern Hummingbird' - I think that it was mislabelled or something, in the sale bin at JB HiFi. Cheaper than downloading/burning it!

Michael Dieter, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 05:52 (12 years ago) Permalink

No, I got my copy of Tweet for $2 from JB too. Vast overstock, it seems, based on nobody buying the album after the single did well. It was worth a couple of times more than that just for the single, and also "Drunk".

edward o (edwardo), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 06:15 (12 years ago) Permalink

Original pressing of the first Neu! album in a suburban junk shop 10 years ago. Only cost me a pound!

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 07:39 (12 years ago) Permalink

I got the first three Slowdive vinyl EPs at a store in Montreal for a dollar each. Yee-ha! I'm sure there's some Slowdive-haters out there who are ready to post some witty remark, bit I don't care - those EPs were fab.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 07:50 (12 years ago) Permalink

oooh - I also remember buying a bunch of the early OMD singles in a charity shop for 25p each a couple of months ago...

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 08:02 (12 years ago) Permalink

Shangri-Las singles on Redbird Records, 50 cents each! Woo!

kate (kate), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 09:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

stuff just bought for a quid each. new futureshock album, broadcast 'noise made by people' promo copy, and palace of pleasure on Sunday Best ..
the best thing recently is Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band live album from 1960's.
fine copy. no scratches. perfect sound. and superb old school soul music. pumped up. all for a massive 50pence. charity shops ...
god bless em.

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 10:38 (12 years ago) Permalink

First Randy Newman LP (in the original clouds cover!!) and a white label test pressing of the first Kraftwerk LP, 20p each from the late-lamented Goldhawk Road Record & Tape Exchange.

harveyw (harveyw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:06 (12 years ago) Permalink

I think probably 95% of what I've ever bought has been really cheap. I try to avoid paying over £6 for a CD and/or vinyl if possible and it usually works, if you're patient and/or diligent. Also buying cheaply is a great way of investigating bands/artists you might never have considered investigating before.

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:26 (12 years ago) Permalink

... that should read "over six pounds"

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:30 (12 years ago) Permalink

well chuffed with the sunday best cd, 'palace of pleasure'. mad off the wall orb-like dubbed up ambience mixed with gorgeous melodies and all sorts of extra sonic fun.
well worth the coin. has this actually been released in the uk ?

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:40 (12 years ago) Permalink

the vinyl soundtrack to "Scarface" at the WFMU record thing last october. only a buck.

Kingfish (Kingfish), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:56 (12 years ago) Permalink

I picked up a very cheap copy of Donald Fagen's Nightfly - though mine was a buck, not 25 cents. I also got a somewhat worn copy of Randy Newman's Sail Away for a buck.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

That Goldhawk Road R&TE was the business. My best find in there (amongst many good ones) was probably a nice original gatefold copy of the Upsetters "Return of Django" LP for 20p. I think Harvey was there that day.

Tim (Tim), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:22 (12 years ago) Permalink

Oh God it sounds like the best record store ever

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:28 (12 years ago) Permalink

Raybeats~Guitar Beat
Body Meta~ornette
Best of The Troggs

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:32 (12 years ago) Permalink

The Gordian Knot--Tones LP (Awesome Nancy Sinatra-discovered sixties group; AMG calls it a sought-after collectors item, fifty cents)
The Lovin' Spoonful--You're A Big Boy Now OST (fifty cents)
Whipping Boy--We Don't Need Nobody Else CDEP (one dollar)
Gary Numan--The Pleasure Principle 8-track (one dollar)

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:42 (12 years ago) Permalink

Unbelievable Truth's - Building single (limited to 1000) - 50 pence
Mark Gardiner's shifty disco single (limited to 1000) - 50 pence
Animals that Swim - I Was the King, I Really Was the King - 1 pound
Rex - C - $1 Canadian
Mansun - Six - $1 Canadian

so, um, nothing great, but didn't break the bank either.

Jonathan (Jonathan), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:48 (12 years ago) Permalink

How nice to see the Gordian Knot mentioned! That LP really is the business.

harveyw (harveyw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:24 (12 years ago) Permalink

Nearly all of my best Classical albums were each less than a greenback. Lot's of Blue Angel and Columbia Masterworks titles, too -- Estate sales, mostly.

I got a pristine mid-50's Oscar Petterson album on Clef for around a buck.

....Much more - those are the first that come to mind.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:24 (12 years ago) Permalink

Body Meta~ornette

Great deal! I just paid $10 for the Artist House LP of this on E-bay.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:29 (12 years ago) Permalink

ABCADERIANS -'Smiling Monarch' 12" on Factory for 50p in Oxfam

Last weekend a mint copy of Hambi and The Dance LP 'Heartache' for 50p. (Collectors Recds, Kingston)

Dr. C (Dr. C), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:52 (12 years ago) Permalink

I love scrounges like this. My fave result I think remains Roy Montgomery's Songs From the South Island.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:57 (12 years ago) Permalink

Eno&Fripp "No Pussyfooting"
Mr Fingers "Introduction"
First Divine Styler solo record

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:34 (12 years ago) Permalink

Wow, someone else has actually heard that record? Yeah, "If Only I Could Fly" is one of my favourite songs from the era.

I'd put the record up on slsk, but it's only on vinyl...

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:56 (12 years ago) Permalink

Metal Urbain "Panik" 7", Metal Boys 7", and Pil's "Death Disco" 7", all for $1.00 each at Jerry's Records in Pittsburgh, PA. And at a church flea market in Cleveland, OH, a sealed copy of a live double album by Curtis Mayfield, also $1.00.

"No New York" at Jerry's for $3.00. Not a buck, but not too bad, either.

Stephen Boyle (SBoyle), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 16:34 (12 years ago) Permalink

Plan 9 here in Richmond has a giant $1 vinyl section, and I can't remember everything I've bought there but here's some:
Lovin' Spoonful - Incense and Peppermints
Tommy Roe and the Shondells - some album with his hits and then being interviewed in between the songs, which is pretty hot
Neil Young - Decade

NA (Nick A.), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 18:03 (12 years ago) Permalink

Dammit, I mean Tommy Roe (which is the one with the interviews) and Tommy James and the Shondells. I am a dumbnuts.

NA (Nick A.), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 18:13 (12 years ago) Permalink

Latest: Voodoo Queens - Supermodel Superficial (on red vinyl) for 99p on ebay.

Ben Dot, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 23:33 (12 years ago) Permalink

Charity shops do indeed rule...

OMD - Architecture & Morality
Replacements - Pleased To Mee Me
Miracle Legion - Me & Mr Ray (Anyone else actually like this?)
Laurie Anderson - Big Science
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Gang of Four - Hard (Eeek!)
New Order - Substance

And dozens of classical things: Debussy, Penderecki, Ligeti, Bartok et al

...on vinyl for a round 50c or $1 ea.

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:38 (12 years ago) Permalink

i've bought heaps of 7 inch singles for A$1 and more than the occasional CD, but nothing that especially sticks out in my mind.. a couple of the 45s were on the Sarah label but that's about as exciting as it gets really.

the surface noise (electricsound), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:40 (12 years ago) Permalink

the best thing recently is Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band live album from 1960's.

this is the record my folks would take to every party they ever went to when i was a kid...handclappinsomethingsomrthingfonkybuttlive? the whole first side is like an intro..."geno! geno!"

mine might be the vinyl of parliaments chocolate city 50c aust in ashwoods!

gaz (gaz), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 07:31 (12 years ago) Permalink

Doors - LA Woman lp
Grease Soundtrack 2lp
Hendrix Smash Hits lp
McCartney - Tripping the live fantastic 2lp
ELO- Out of this world 2lp
Tom Tom Club (cassette)
and two books = £1.25

Charity shops, ahhhh

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 08:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

Almost all my hundreds of awesome 80's albums. Flea markets & cutout bins rule. Just yesterday- the first 3 Eurythmics, Ministry, Platinum Blonde, Gen X, Crowded House, Red Rockers & a few more. Favorite scores ever, maybe the first 3 Wire albums! How about favorite albums found in the trash?

sucka (sucka), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 21:48 (12 years ago) Permalink

Found Randy Newman's Good Old Boys and Nico's Drama of Exile, both in the same day, for a buck each.

Josh Timmermann (Josh Timmermann), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 22:57 (12 years ago) Permalink

I once purchased a "Go West" album and a "Head East" album for a buck a piece just to see what the clerk's reaction would be. He didn't even seem to notice. This really pissed me off for some reason so i kind of subtley flipped him off on my way out.

Applepie Baseball, Thursday, 2 October 2003 01:20 (12 years ago) Permalink

Neil Young - "On The Beach" vinyl

$1 in a record store in Key West about 10 years ago. The same store wanted $18 for a Men At Work album. I took the Neil record up to the counter: "You don't want to buy that, it is crap." I begged to differ.

retort pouch (retort pouch), Thursday, 2 October 2003 02:32 (12 years ago) Permalink

(I mean, I actually had to persuade them to sell it to me. It wasn't even out on display, I found it while searching thru some boxes at the back of the store. "You can have it for a dollar." HAH!)

retort pouch (retort pouch), Thursday, 2 October 2003 02:35 (12 years ago) Permalink

i just found the loch ness mouse's "key west" for a couple of bucks, it's nice which is surprising since they are norwegian. it's almost like the how the hang-ups might sound if they weren't dreadful.

keith (keithmcl), Thursday, 2 October 2003 02:39 (12 years ago) Permalink

Rolling Stones "Between The Buttons"
Buzzcocks "Singles Going Steady"
X "Under The Big Black Sun"
all of Simon & Garfunkel's albums
Kerosene454 "Situation At Hand"
AC/DC "Back In Black"
Grateful Dead "American Beauty"
Kinks "The Great Lost Kinks Album"
tons of Joni Mitchell records (good ones, even!)

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 2 October 2003 05:52 (12 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...
I got a slew of dollar winners at various points during the EMP trip:

The Spacious Mind, The Mind of a Brother
The Seers, Psych Out
Converge, No Heroes
The Ladies, They Mean Us
v/a, Enraptured -- Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997
Juned, Juned
The Iditarod, The River Nectar (original Hub City pressing)
v/a, The Long Secret -- A Harriet Records Compilation
Cut Copy, FabricLive 29
v/a, Eyes of the Beholder III (lots of random demi-freak/psych stuff -- Rivulets, Devendra, et al)
The Wildhearts, The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed

...plus some other dollar stuff which I have yet to judge is any good or not, but give me time.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 April 2007 02:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

to attempt to post how many great records i've gotten this way would be way too insane. all y'all should go to eastern europe, the only place where it's sometimes hard to find records for more that 5$ american.

the table is the table, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

You know that Chuck Berry 28-track comp? I got it on vinyl for $4 (when I went up to the counter, the clerk realized that she made a mistake when marking it).

Tape Store, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

thanks for that, river wolf.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

the church: priest = aura and gold afternoon fix
laurie anderson: bright red
electronic: s/t

nothing I didn't own at some point in the past but couldn't pass them up for this price again

akm, Thursday, 26 April 2007 06:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

the original promo 12" of blur's POPSCENE in generic FOOD RECORDS sleeve and on one sided vinyl. on day of purchase (6 months after release) = a quid, 3 years later = priceless!

pisces, Thursday, 26 April 2007 11:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Black Grape - "It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah" (ALWAYS a winner)
Gerling - "Bad Blood!!!"
Tricky - "Nearly God"

Stevie D, Thursday, 26 April 2007 12:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

Human League "Dare" 20p
Sheila B. Devotion 'Spacer' 10p

The Real Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 26 April 2007 12:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

I wanna play a video game that looks like this.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 May 2014 05:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

ANTONE’S, May 10, $1 each
Grinder Switch – Redwing (Atco 1977)
Werewolves – Werewolves (RCA 1978)

WATERLOO, May 10, $1 each
Big Chief – Drive It Off (Repulsion Germany 1991)
Lotti Golden – Lotti Golden (GRT 1971)
Phil Harris – America’s Happy-Go-Lucky Good Time Singer (RCA Special Products 2xLP 1990)
Polyrock – Polyrock (RCA EP 1980)
Process and the Doo Rags – Too Sharp (Columbia 1985)
Garland Jeffreys – Rock & Roll Adult (Epic 1981 w/ bonus 7” EP inside)
Andy Fairweather Low – Spider Jiving (A&M 1974)
Ruth Ruth – Laughing Gallery (Ventrue/American CD 1995)
Wishbone Ash – Live Dates (MCA 2xLP 1973)
Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons – Step Lively (Columbia 1981)

END OF AN EAR, May 17, 50 cents each
Bryan Adams – “Heaven”/”Diana”/”Heaven (Live)”/”Kids Wanna Rock (Live)” (A&M EP 1985)
Archie Campbell – The Cockfight And Other Tall Tales (RCA Victor 1966)
Clout – Six Of The Best (Epic 1980)
Code Blue – Code Blue (Warner Bros. 1980, inside translucent blue ziplock album bag)
Earl Thomas Conley – Blue Pearl (Sunbird 1980)
Earl Thomas Conley – Fire And Smoke (RCA 1981)
Earl Thomas Conley – Somewhere Between Right And Wrong (RCA 1982)
DB Cooper – Dangerous Curves (Warner Bros. 1981)
Dragon – Are You Old Enough (Portrait 1977)
Dirk Hamilton – Thug Of Love (Elektra 1980)
Jesters Of Destiny – In A Nostalgic Mood (Metal Blade EP 1987)
Nils Lofgren – Nils Lofgren (A&M 1975)
Magnum – Kingdom Of Madness (Jet 1978)
Rezillos – Can’t Stand The Rezillos (Sire 1978)
Rockets – Love Transfusion (Tortoise International 1977)
Turkey Bones & the Wild Dogs – No Way Before The Weekend (Big Beat U.K. EP 1985)

xhuxk, Sunday, 18 May 2014 19:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

BREAKAWAY, May 24, $1
Dust – Hard Attack (Kama Sutra 1972)

BREAKAWAY, June 21, $1 each
Razzy Bailey – Makin Friends (RCA 1981)
Dirty Tricks – Night Man (Polydor 1975)

WATERLOO, June 21, $1 each
Labelle – Nightbirds (Epic Quadrophonic 1975)
Tuff Darts - Tuff Darts! (Sire 1978)

FRIENDS OF SOUND, July 15, $1 each except*
Freddie Cannon - Freddie Cannon (Warner Bros. 1964)
Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts – On Campus (Gross 1963) * - $2
Focus – Focus 3 (Sire 1972 2xLP)
David Lasley – Raindance (EMI America 1984)

WATERLOO, today, $1 each
Good Rats – Tasty (Rat City 1978)
Damita Jo – Sing A Country Song (Mercury 1962)
Matthew & the Mandarins – s/t (EMI Singapore 1978) -- C&W band from Singapore!
Moon Mullican – Sings His All-Time Hits (King 1958)
Mort Sahl – Iconoclast: The Future Lies Ahead (Verve 1958)
Rachel Sweet - ..And Then He Kissed Me (Columbia 1981)
Target – Captured (A&M 1977)
Chuck Wagon & the Wheels – Please Pass The Gas (Wagon Tracks 1979)
Buck White & the Down Home Folks -- s/t (County 1972)

xhuxk, Saturday, 2 August 2014 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I noticed a quad album in there — do you have a quad converter?

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 2 August 2014 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

About a week ago, from the Poo-Bahs free bins outside their front door:

Roger Miller - Golden Hits
Grieg - Peer Gynt (Prague Symphony)
The Moog Machine - Christmas Becomes Electric
Judy Henske - High Flying Bird
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops - Greatest Hits of the 60s
Leonard Bernstein - An American In Paris & Billy the Kid (RCA Victor Symphony)

I'm ashamed to say I haven't played any of them yet.

nickn, Sunday, 3 August 2014 06:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Wau, what is the Singaporean C&W like? Ex-pats?

los blue jeans, Friday, 19 September 2014 03:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't say for sure, but judging from the LP cover photo (see link below), I assume they are actual Singaoreans -- Not American Ex-pats. Though they do cover several familiar American C&W songs: "Lucille," "City Of New Orleans," "Margaritaville," "Lovesick Blues," etc.


And no, I don't have a quad converter. Not sure I'd even recognize one if I saw one.

xhuxk, Sunday, 21 September 2014 02:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

BREAKAWAY, Aug 23, $1 each LPs
Aurra – Live And Let Live (Salsoul 1983)
Blackbyrds – City Life (Fantasy 1975)
Rick James Present The Stone City Band – In ‘n’ Out (Gordy 1980)
Rosalie Sorrels – Miscellaneous Abstract Record No. 1 (Green Linnet 1982)
Grady Tate – Movin’ Day (Janus 1974)

RECYCLED READS, Aug 23, $1 each CDs
Babasonicos – Mucho (Universal Music Latino 2008)
Bruce Cockburn – Christmas (Columbia 1993)
Michelle Shocked – Arkansas Traveler (Mercury 1992)

RECYCLED READS, Sep 20, 50-cent each LPs
Johnny Adams – Room With A View Of The Blues (Rounder 1987)
Ray Barretto – Tomorrow Live (Atlantic 2xLP 1976)
Brides Of Funkenstein – Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy (Atlantic 1979)
Crusaders – Ghetto Blaster (MCA 1984)
Bobby Fuller Four – Best Of (Rhino 1981)
Carlene Carter – Musical Shapes (Warner Bros. 1980)
James P. Johnson – The Original (Folkways 1973)
Steve Kuhn- Mostly Ballads (New World 1987)
David Lasley – Missing Twenty Grand (EMI 1982)
Moon Martin – Street Fever (Capitol 1980)
Thelonious Monk – Monk (Pausa Jazz Origin Series c. 1982)
NRBQ – At Yankee Stadium (Mercury 1978)
Osmonds – The Plan (MGM 1973)
Carl Perkins – Rocking Guitarman (Charly U.K. 1975)
Lou Reed – The Blue Mask (RCA 1982)
Rochereau – Tabu Ley (Shanachie 1984)
Roches – Keep On Doing (Warner Bros. 1982)
Will Rogers – The Wit And Wisdom Of Will Rogers In His Own Voice (Caedmon 2xLP 1969)
Artie Shaw – The Best Of (MCA 2xLP 1975)
The Sheppards – The Sheppards (Solid Smoke 1980)
James Blood Ulmer – Freelancing (Columbia 1981)*
Tom Verlaine – Tom Verlaine (Elektra 1979)
(Various) – Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Volume 2 1952-1955 (Atlantic 2xLP 1985)
(Various) – Freedom Songs: Selma, Alabama (Folkways 1965)
(Various) – Jazz Odyssey Volume 1 The Sound Of New Orleans 1917-1947 (Columbia Special Products 3xLP 1964)
(Various) - Less Than Zero (Def Jam 1987)
(Various) – The Real Calypso 1927-1946 (Folkways 1966)
(Various) – Send Your Children To The Orphan Home: Calypso Songs Of Social Commentary And Love Troubles (Folkways 1981)
(Various) – Urgh! A Music War (A&M 2xLP 1981)
(Various) – Where Was Butler: A Calypso Documentary From Trinidad (Folkloric 1987)
(Various) – Winners & Losers: Campaign Songs From The Critical Elections In American History Volume 2 1896-1976 (Folkways 1980)

RECYCLED READS, Sep 20, $1 each CDs
Toby Keith – How Do You Like Me Now?! (Dreamworks 1999)
Madonna – Erotica (Maverick 1992)
(Various) – Play Me A Polka: Tex-Czech Polkas (Rounder 1994)

* -- oops,already had a copy of this one

xhuxk, Sunday, 21 September 2014 02:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Really lucked out at the Value Village tonight. Records are listed as $1.99 but it's half-off day and the clerk messed up anyways so I paid less than a dollar for each of these:

Dio "Holy Diver"
Alice Cooper "Love It To Death"
Alice Cooper "Welcome to My Nightmare"
Ozzy Osbourne "Blizzard of Oz"
Metal Church "Metal Church"
Suzi Quatro "Your Mama Won't Like Me"
Steve Martin "A Wild and Crazy Guy"

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Thrift store buy, "The Early Twentieth Century," a 5-LP set of music by Bartok, Gershwin, Milhaud, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, etc. Looks as if it has never been played. Marked $3 but bought on half-price Thursday.

nickn, Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Found (and purchased) this morning at a Goodwill in Westport, CT (all lp's)

Love-Four Sail
The Tony Williams Lifetime-Ego
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Herbie Mann-London Underground
Herbie Mann-Push Push
The Sufi Choir
Talking Heads-Stop Making Sense
Pharoah Sanders-Jewels of Thought
Terje Rydpal-What Comes After
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
David Holland Quartet-Conference of the Birds
Soft Machine-Soft Machine Six
Pharoah Sanders-Karma
The Tony Williams Lifetime- (turn it over)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
John McLaughlin-Devotion
Sam Rivers-Sizzle
Cecil Taylor-Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come
Miles Davis-Get Up With It

Merry Christmas to me.

kwhitehead, Monday, 22 December 2014 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Impressive. Good condition?

nickn, Monday, 22 December 2014 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I would've walked out of that place with a giant smile on my face. California thrifts are all terminally picked over so it's rare to find even one good thing.

GUARD YOUR EARS!!! ...with Gorman's. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 22 December 2014 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

good scores kwhitehead. especially in a goodwill!

dave holland's conference of the birds and miles' get up with are two of my all-time jazz records, those are amazing

marcos, Monday, 22 December 2014 23:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've had a quite a year at the area Goodwills. Seems to me there was quite a bit of attic/basement cleanout happening in the New Haven area. The condition of many are quite good and the remainder are dingy but serviceable. I plan on giving them all a good cleaning.

kwhitehead, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh, and regarding Gooodwill record shopping, it's all about the timing.

kwhitehead, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

went to one record fair where I could not find anything to buy. twas so dispiriting! felt like I'd wasted my day, until I flipped through a $1 box and found the Metroplex 12" of Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes - "Goodbye Kiss":

didn't want to take any chances on further luck - snatched it up and I'm outta here...!

Paul, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's the one I usually remember first, but I also bought my copy of Metro's 1976 self-titled LP for $1:

I got it thanks to a mention by Ted White in reference to Lou Stathis' wake.
also picked up their second album, produced by Mike Thorne.
when I hear "Criminal World" I wonder if the insistent pulse inspired the drums & guitar in "I Should Have Known Better".

Paul, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 1 January 2015 20:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

i would not hesitate to buy that for a dollar

breakfast josiah (los blue jeans), Sunday, 4 January 2015 02:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

First dollar-bin dig in a while. The bins round these parts have been very dry of late; everything that used to be a dollar is now $5+ due to the vinyl boom. Was pleasantly surprised today by:

Love Tractor - This Ain't No Outerspace Ship
The Tubes - The Completion Backwards Principle
Big Country - Steeltown
Squeeze - Sweets From a Stranger
Angel City - Darkroom
Dire Straits - EP
Graham Parker & the Shot - Steady Nerves
and best of all: Keith Jarrett - Staircase (jacket and sleeves a little rough but vinyl is 100%)

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 20 February 2015 02:40 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Score! $2 ea:
Bill Frisell - Rambler
The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy - Distressed Gentlefolk

hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:05 (10 months ago) Permalink

Distressed Gentlefolk is great! Any Love Tractor for a dollar is a steal! Good finds!

My last good dollar find was the Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station, but that was months back.

austinato (Austin), Friday, 27 March 2015 02:14 (10 months ago) Permalink

Had a blast listening to Distressed Gentlefolk last night for the first time in many moons. Almost every song is a modest gem.

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 27 March 2015 04:03 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Went to the big record show this morning. Got three interesting political LPs, all sealed and all $5 from a guy I worked with 30 years ago (in a record store, where else?):

LBJ in the Catskills
Portrait of Adlai Stevenson (long interview from '56; the LP came out in '60)

Haven't played them yet, so I don't know if the last actually has Nixon on it, or just someone reading his words.

Also: The Best of Ronnie Dove ($5), The Very Best of Del Reeves ($4, sealed), Matthew Sweet's Sunshine Lies ($10, but still sealed and a double), and a few $2 CDs. Among the latter, Final Damnation, which I thought was a best-of from the track listing (pointless in any case, seeing as I already have a two-LP Damned compilation), but turns out to be a live reunion show from '88. Even at $2, I nominate this as the most ill-advised purchase in the entire history of recorded music.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 April 2015 19:40 (9 months ago) Permalink

Came across this the other day at the same Goodwill mentioned above:

kwhitehead, Monday, 20 April 2015 13:34 (9 months ago) Permalink

That's a hell of a find. And a great record.

^^^ NOT METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 20 April 2015 19:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

Oh, and regarding Gooodwill record shopping, it's all about the timing.

― kwhitehead, Monday, December 22, 2014 4:11 PM

i.e. getting there as soon as they open?

sleeve, Monday, 20 April 2015 20:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

I found the Warren Zevon bio I'll Sleep When I'm Dead today at a Goodwill ($3).

nickn, Monday, 20 April 2015 20:44 (9 months ago) Permalink

i.e. getting there as soon as they open?

By timing I mean things beyond your control, like getting there just after they bring a load of records out, or getting to a fresh stack before all the other record nerds get there.

kwhitehead, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 01:14 (9 months ago) Permalink

What I learned in college is to just go often and look thoroughly.

nickn, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 06:36 (9 months ago) Permalink


los blue jeans, Monday, 4 May 2015 06:22 (9 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

BREAKAWAY, Sep 27 - $1
Kleeer – Seeekret (Atlantic 1985)

RECYCLED READS, Oct 12 - 50 cents
Seona McDowell – Australian Ballads: The Early Years (Folkways 1981)

WATERLOO, Oct 25 - $1 each
Anita Baker – Rapture (Elektra 1986)
Bucks Fizz – Are You Ready (RCA UK 1982)
Kathy Dalton – Boogie Bands & One Night Stands (Discreet 1974)
Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys – Cheyenne Frontier Days (Capitol 1962)

END OF AN EAR, Oct 25 - 50 cents each I think, $1 at most
The Boppers – s/t (Fantasy 1978)
Brass Construction – Renegades (Capitol 1984)
The Cucumbers – s/t (Fake Doom EP 1983)
M.V.D / Ebola – Domination Means Death (Thought Crime Germany 1997) -- useless; sold it at a garage sale a few months later
Takashi – Kamikaze Killers (Mongol Horde EP 1983)
(Various) – Boogie Bus: 16 Non-stop Boogie Hits By The Original Artists (Polystar UK 1979)

BREAKAWAY, 8 November - $1 each
Country Gazette – A Traitor In Our Midst! (United Artists 1972) -- totally bored me, though the LP cover was notably offensive
Stackridge – s/t (MCA 1971)

SID’S LAGOON (HOUSTON), 28 November - $1 each
Herman Brood and his Wild Romance – Cha Cha (Ariola 1978)
Ferron – Shadows On A Dime (Lucy 1984)
Flash and the Pan – Early Morning Wake-Up Call (Epic 1984)
Highway Chile – Storybook Heroes (Mirus 1983)
The Hotmud Family – Stone Mountain Wobble (Vetco 1974)
Modern Romance – Adventures In Clubland (Atlantic 1981)
Nazareth – Razamanaz (A&M 1973)
Mort Sahl – 1960 or Look Forward in Anger (Verve 1959)

Phil Harris – That’s What I Like About The South (RCA Camden 1958)

Arthur Blythe – Illusions (Columbia 1980) 50 cents
Lindsay Logan – Speak (Casablanca 2004 CD) $1

AUSTIN RECORD CONVENTION, today - $1 (+ $8 parking but no entrance fee)
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats -- Togetherness [Ka Jo Se] (SALPS Nigeria 1984)
Razzy Bailey – s/t (RCA 1980)
The Blackbyrds – Night Grooves (Fantasy 1978) - w/ "Rock Creek Park"
B.T. Express – Non Stop (Roadshow 1975)
Earl Thomas Conley – Treadin’ Water (RCA 1984)
D-Train – s/t (Prelude 1982)
R.B. Greaves – s/t (Atco 1969) -- w/ "Take A Letter Maria"
Rick James – Bustin’ Out Of L Seven (Motown 1979)
Junior – Inside Lookin’ Out (Mercury 1983)
D.C. LaRue – The Tea Dance (Pyramid 1976) - w/ Lou Christie on one song
Prince – For You (Warner Bros. 1978) -- amazingly, never owned a copy of this before
Uriah Heep – Salisbury (Mercury 1971)
Tony Joe White – Black And White (Monument 1969) -- w/ "Polk Salad Annie"

xhuxk, Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:40 (8 months ago) Permalink

Nice. Do you stick to $1 stuff, xhuxk, or did you get any pricier finds at the record show? Last one I went to the only $1 stuff I saw was 45s, but this is California...

Jim Gillette's unused octave (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 24 May 2015 02:01 (8 months ago) Permalink

I don't even look at more-than-a-dollar stuff. Don't want to be tempted!

xhuxk, Sunday, 24 May 2015 02:46 (8 months ago) Permalink

Kathy Dalton – Boogie Bands & One Night Stands (Discreet 1974)

"Cannibal Forest" is the highlight here, imo. 40 years on it still sounds good.

nickn, Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:11 (8 months ago) Permalink

I've been curious about that album (Kathy Dalton) for a while. Anything at all like Daughters of Albion?

dlp9001, Sunday, 24 May 2015 13:43 (8 months ago) Permalink

Bought a record collection that was mainly comprised of excellent-to-dreary mid-70s boogie rock (T-Rex & ZZ Top to Status Quo and some of the Pretty Things' lesser efforts) plus a few outliers. The big surprise for me was The Only Ones - I'd never heard them before & they're great!

hardcore dilettante, Sunday, 24 May 2015 17:38 (8 months ago) Permalink

I'm not familiar with daughters of albion, but if it's an English folk thing (Albion in the name, gotta be, right?) then no.

And yes, The Only Ones are great!

nickn, Sunday, 24 May 2015 21:21 (8 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Free bins at PooBah's:

The Threepenny Opera (2 LP set but I just noticed one disk has a serious warp)
Hair - Original Broadway Cast
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Ruth Wallis - Hot Songs for Cool Nights
Firesign Theater - Waiting for the Electrician
The Womenfolk - at the hungry i (1965, never heard of them, but looks promising)

nickn, Saturday, 18 July 2015 20:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

$1 ea:
B-52s - Whammy!
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks S/T
Leon Russell - Life & Love
Style Council - Our Favourite Shop

hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 30 July 2015 17:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

I love Dan Hicks! Don't know of a S/T release though, is it Original Recordings?

(Which contains "Milk Shakin' Mama," and any Hicks fans who haven't seen this, you really should:

Half as cool as Man Sized Action (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:31 (6 months ago) Permalink

Hadn't seen that before and it's awesome. Love Dan Hicks, did take me a while to get over the band name though.

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

I thought "Original Recordings" was a 'false' title, like ZOSO. But I don't know much.

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 31 July 2015 14:30 (6 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

END OF AN EAR, July 4 - 50 cents each
Ambrosia – Ambrosia (Warner Bros 1975 – 1978 pressing)
The Bottle Ups – Boppalina Goes West (Rainbow Sweden EP 1985)
The DeBarges – The DeBarges (Gordy DJ Copy 1981)
Freak Brothers – “Freak The Beat” (Subway Belgium 12-inch 1988)
Isley Jasper Isley – Broadway’s Closer To Sunset Blvd (CBS Associated 1984)
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds – Life (Casablanca 1977)
Jebediah – Rock ‘N’ Soul (Epic 1978)
Meercaz – Space Hate (Tic Tac Totally EP 2010)
National Lampoon – That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick! (Label 21 1977)
Billy Ocean – “European Queen (No More Love On The Run)” (Jive Spain 12-inch 1984)
Phil N The Blanks – Lands And Peoples (Pink 1982)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels – Sock It To Me! (New Voice 1967)
Snopek – First Band On The Moon (Mountain Railroad 1980)
Transvision Vamp – Pop Art (Uni 1988)
Wiseblood – “Motorslug” (Wax Trax! 12-inch 1985)
The Yankees – High N’ Inside (Big Sound 1978)
Yazz – Wanted (Big Life UK 1988)

END OF AN EAR, August 8 - 50 cents each
The Bolshoi – “Sob Story”/”Amsterdam”/”Crosstown Traffic” (Situation Two EP 1985)
Peabo Bryson – Reaching For The Sky (Capitol 1978)
China Crisis – Working With Fire And Steel (Virgin 1983)
Richard “Dimples” Fields – Mmm… (RCA 1984)
Flying Lizards – “Money”/”Summertime Blues” (Virgin 12-inch 1979)
Incredible String Band – U (Elektra 2xLP 1970)
Kansas – Masque (Kirshner 1975)
Kissing The Pink – “Stand Up (Get Down)” (Magnet/WEA UK 12-inch 1988)
New Marines – No Peace (American/Enigma EP 1983)
3rd Bass – “Steppin’ To The A.M.” (Def Jam 12-inch 1989)

WATERLOO, August 8 - $1 each
April Wine – Stand Back (Aquarius/Big Tree 1975)
Meg Christian – Face The Music (Olivia 1977)
Walter Egan – Not Shy (Columbia 1978)
Chico Freeman – Tradition In Transition (Elektra Musician 1982)
Hunters And Collectors – Human Frailty (I.R.S. 1986)
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross – The Way-Out Voices Of (Odyssey c. late ‘60s)
Johnny Lee – Lookin’ For Love (Full Moon/Asylum 1980)

ANTONE’S, August 15 - $1 each
B-52s – Mesopotamia (Warner Bros. EP 1982)
Bonzo Dog Band – The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse (Sunset 1978)
Dȗrocs – Dȗrocs (Capitol 1979)
Foxx – Set Me Free (Malaco 1986)
Rainbow – Rising (Polydor 1976)
Pat Travers – Pat Travers (Polydor 1976)
(Various) – Live Stiffs (Stiff 1978)

BREAKAWAY, August 15 - $1 each
Ambrosia – Somewhere I’ve Never Traveled (Warner Bros. 1976)
City Boy – Dinner At The Ritz (Mercury 1976)
Tom T. Hall – The Rhymer And Other Five And Dimers (Mercury 1973)
Jerry Reed – Texas Bound And Flyin’ (RCA 1980)

HALF-PRICE BOOKS off I-35, South Austin, today - $1 each
George Benson – Bad Benson (CTI 1974)
Budgie – Bandolier (A&M 1975)
Nick Gilder – Frequency (Chrysalis 1979)
Silverfish – With Scrambled Eggs (Creation UK EP 1992)

And yes, I know I typo'd "Lindsay Lohan" up above.

xhuxk, Saturday, 12 September 2015 21:56 (4 months ago) Permalink

That Mitch Ryder, Budgie and Silverfish would make me pretty happy if I found them. Actually been looking for that Silverfish for a while, don't know why I can find everything else by them but that.

We Boo... The Cross (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 13 September 2015 02:14 (4 months ago) Permalink

Jane Edwards, Hunger for Reality (Newborn 197?)
Terry Garthwaite, Hand in Glove (Fantasy 1978)
Tommy Overstreet, Heaven Is My Woman's Love (Dot 1972)
Tommy Overstreet, Live from the Silver Slipper (ABC 1975)
Lester Flatt and Mac Wiseman, Lester 'n' Mac (RCA 1970)
The Osborne Brothers, Ru-beeeee (Decca 1970)
Stoneground, Flat Out (Flat Out 1976)
Lainie Kazan, Right Now! (MGM ?)
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Changing Woman (MCA 1975)
Mimi Farina and Tom Jans, Take Heart (A&M 1972)
Etta James, Stickin' to My Guns (Island 1990)
Herbie Mann, Hold On, I'm Comin' Live 1972 (Atlantic 1973)
Mental as Anything, If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? (A&M 1982)
Lana Cantrell, The Now of Then! (RCA 1969)
Ben E. King, Rough Edges (Maxwell 1970)
Rod Hart, Breakeroo! (Plantation 1976)

Edd Hurt, Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:40 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

END OF AN EAR today, $1
Eve Moon – Eve Moon (Capitol 1981)

BREAKAWAY, today, $1 each
Gus – Convicted! (Nemperor 1980)
Mason Profit – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (Ampex 1971)
War – Galaxy (MCA 1977)

Rosanne Cash – Rhythm & Romance (Columbia 1985) - 50 cents
Charlie Daniels – Honey In The Rock (Kama Sutra 1973 – w/ “Uneasy Rider”) - 50 cents
Ronald L. Davis – A History Of Music In American Life: Volume 1–The Formative Years, 1620-1865 (Robert Krieger Publishing book 982) - $1

WATERLOO, November 15, $1
The Godz – Nothing Is Sacred (Casablanca 1979) – oops, forgot which Godz LP I'd kept; already had this one.
Paris – Paris (Capitol 1976)

xhuxk, Monday, 16 November 2015 04:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

i remember seeing eve moon play on the street outside bleeker bob's.

Thus Sang Freud, Monday, 16 November 2015 15:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

ok, $1.99 (cdn) each. but still! thx Value Village + Salvation Army

Lambchop, Nixon
Blonde Redhead, Misery Is a Butterfly
The Delines, Colfax
Will Oldham, Joya
Papa M, Whatever, Mortal
Kathleen Edwards, Failer
Underworld, Second Toughest in the Infants
Isis, Oceanic
Depeche Mode, Playing the Angel
Al Tuck, The New High Road of Song
Suede. s/t (not marked as The London Suede, which surprised me - did that only happen in the US?)
Jets to Brazil, Orange Rhyming Dictionary

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 January 2016 21:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

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