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so, um, nothing great, but didn't break the bank either.
― Jonathan (Jonathan), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:48 (10 years ago) Permalink
― harveyw (harveyw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:24 (10 years ago) Permalink
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 (10 years ago) Permalink
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 (10 years ago) Permalink
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 (10 years ago) Permalink
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― Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:34 (10 years ago) Permalink
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 (10 years ago) Permalink
"No New York" at Jerry's for $3.00. Not a buck, but not too bad, either.
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OMD - Architecture & MoralityReplacements - Pleased To Mee MeMiracle Legion - Me & Mr Ray (Anyone else actually like this?)Laurie Anderson - Big ScienceBeatles - Magical Mystery TourGang 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 (10 years ago) Permalink
― the surface noise (electricsound), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:40 (10 years ago) Permalink
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 (10 years ago) Permalink
Charity shops, ahhhh
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$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.
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Thrift shopping in rural Georgia yesterday, look at this LP score:
Miles Davis "Filles de Kilimanjaro"New York Dolls s/t (heavily water damaged cover, but it was a dollar)Tommy James and the Shondells "I Think We're Alone Now"Various Artists "The Concert for Bangladesh" (3xLP, includes booklet)Gary Lewis "A Session With Gary Lewis and the Playboys"Paul McCartney "McCartney II" (ok, this was actually $2 but Bangladesh was $1 for 3xLP, so it counts)The Rader Family "Ocean Opry: Most Requested Show Songs" (vintage Panama City Beach, FL country)
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 15:44 (7 months ago) Permalink
Also found "Lady Sings the Blues" the autobiography for 50 cents.
Cool, were you near the GA/FL border? I've tried hitting some thrifts around there when I was in the area but didn't find much.
― los blue jeans, Saturday, 4 May 2013 03:34 (7 months ago) Permalink
It was conyers/covington.
FL is thrift dreamland.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 4 May 2013 17:07 (7 months ago) Permalink
So I hear
― los blue jeans, Saturday, 4 May 2013 18:36 (7 months ago) Permalink
crusin around OKC a town I don't know well, I started hitting thrifts: Country Christian Christmas dominates out here but I scored an Al Green on Myrrh, "The Lord Will Make a Way") "Cugat's Favorite Rumbas" which is shit-hot Astrud Gilberto "A Certain Smile A Certain Sadness""Irakere"and a dozen good classical records including quite a bit of American stuff I haven't heard (Ives songs, Babbitt)
― Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Saturday, 1 June 2013 23:04 (6 months ago) Permalink
I found great records in OKC these last few months, and last weekend these two Korean records at a Tulsa flea market and the cashier just gave them to me!
― JacobSanders, Saturday, 1 June 2013 23:24 (6 months ago) Permalink
I've already decided a few of these purchases were mistakes. But some are really good, too (all vinyl til the bottom):
WATERLOO March 9, $1 eachAlpha Band – Spark In The Dark (Arista 1977)Bronz – Taken By Storm (Bronze/Island 1984)
BREAKAWAY & EPOCH COFFEE SHOP RUMMAGE SALE IN THE PARKING LOT OUTSIDE March 23, $1 eachThe Archies – Everything’s Archie (Calendar 1969)The Crusaders – Southern Comfort (ABC 2xLP 1974)Patrice Rushen – Patrice (Elektra 1978)Village People – Renaissance (RCA 1981)
SALVATION ARMY ON I-183, May 9, $1(Various) – Teen Challenge: Addicts Choir (Word c. 1966)
WATERLOO , May 16, $1 eachAmerican Flyer – Spirit Of A Woman (United Artists 1977)Barclay James Harvest – Time Honoured Ghosts (Polydor 1975)Clover –Love On The Wire (Mercury 1977)The Crusaders – Scratch (MCA 1974)Duke Jupiter – Band In Blue (Mercury 1980)Sugar Loaf – Spaceship Earth (Liberty 1970)
FOR CURIOSITY SAKE, MARBLE FALLS, June 1, 2013, $1 eachLPs:Cabaret Voltaire – Code (EMI Manhattan 1987)Champaign – Woman In Flames (Columbia 1984)Faith Band – Rock’n Romance (Village 1978)Japan – Tin Drum (Virgin 1981)Les Variations – Café De Paris (Buddah 1975)Surface – Surface (Columbia 1986)The Tourists – Luminous Basement (Epic 1980)
CDs:Debbie Deb – She’s Back! (Pandisc 1995)Divinyls – Divinyls (Virgin 1990)Evelyn “Champagne” King – Love Come Down: The Best Of (RCA 1993)Barrington Levy – Barrington (MCA 1993)Lords Of Acid – Lust (Caroline 1991)Mary Jane Girls – In My House: The Very Best Of (Motown 1994)Nina Sky – Nina Sky (Universal 2004)Prong – Prove You Wrong (Epic 1991)Rodney O Joe Cooley - Days Of Way Back (Psychotic 1994)Rodney O Joe Cooley – F__k New York (Psychotic 1993)
― xhuxk, Sunday, 2 June 2013 12:55 (6 months ago) Permalink
haha would love your thoughts on Japan and the King comp.
― A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 June 2013 13:02 (6 months ago) Permalink
I'll be way beyond shocked if, of those two, I don't wind up liking the Evelyn "Champagne" King way more. Must be just a glutton for punishment for buying the Japan album -- I've never much liked much what I've heard by them in the past, and stuff I've read makes me assume they got even more boring as they went on. But their fans consider Tin Drum one of their landmarks, right? And I've never heard it, so maybe I should. Anyway, here's what I wrote on a couple years ago, about an earlier album by them:
Rolling Past Expiry Hard Rock 2011
Btw, that Tourists album I got stars a young Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, pre-Eurythmics. The Clover album (which I like a lot so far) stars a young Huey Lewis, pre-News. The Alpha Band album stars a young T-Bone Burnett, obviously. The American Flyer album, which totally bored me the one time I played it, has late-Velvet Undergrounder Doug Yule plus, supposedly, various Blues Magoo/Blues Project/Blood Sweat & Tears/Pure Prairie League dudes. The Village People album is their "New Romantic" move, but though they're dressed up like Spandau Ballet on the cover they sound more like they've been listening more to Devo circa "Whip It." (Also, they do three songs about food.) And the weirdest thing up there is probably Teen Challenge: Addicts Choir, in which a young Andrae Crouch leads (often as soloist) "the most unusual choir you have ever heard! Thirty voices of converted drug addicts and delinquents singing the praises of God." It is definitely the only gospel album I've ever seen with somebody shooting up on the cover.
― xhuxk, Sunday, 2 June 2013 22:01 (6 months ago) Permalink
The chinoiserie of Tin Drum bothers me as much as Sylvian's singing these days. I had more fun playing old "bad" Japan -- the brief period when they thought they were the New York Dolls.
― A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 June 2013 22:36 (6 months ago) Permalink
I picked up American Flyer's debut a couple months ago and that is pretty boring as well
― ZOT (los blue jeans), Sunday, 2 June 2013 23:03 (6 months ago) Permalink
ANTONE’S, June 1, $1 eachBarooga Bandit – s/t (Capitol 1979)Blackfoot – Flyin’ High (Epic 1976)John Fred and his Playboy Band – Agnes English (Paula 1968)Ish – s/t (Clouds/TK 1979)Paul Nicholas – s/t (RSO 1977)Spider – s/t (Dreamland 1980)Stealin Horses – s/t (Arista 1988)Tycoon – s/t (Arista 1978)
END OF AN EAR, June 8, 50 cents eachAmbrosia – s/t (20th Century 1975)American Tears – Branded Bad (Columbia 1974)Cochise – Rauchezeichen (Folk Freak West Germany 1979)Cri-Cri – Homenaje A Cri-Cri (RCA Victory Mexico ???)Moms Mabley/Pigmeat Markham – The Best Of Moms And Pigmeat (Chess ???)1910 Fruitgum Co. – Simon Says (Buddah Mexico 1968)Pontiac Brothers – Doll Hut (Frontier 1985)Rank and File – s/t (Slash/Warner Bros. 1982)Svart Snö – Smock ‘n Roll (Prank 1995)Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together (Glades 1972)Lu Waters’ Yerba Buena Big Band – s/t (Good Time Jazz 10-inch c. 1952)White Witch – A Spiritual Greeting (Capricorn 1974)
BREAKAWAY, June 15, $1 eachMillie Jackson – I Had To Say It (Spring 1980)Rosalie Sorrels – Always A Lady (Philo 1975)Sylvester – Stars (Fantasy 1979)Cris Williamson – The Changer And The Changed (Olivia 1975)
BREAKAWAY, June 22, $1 eachBlues Image – Open (Atco 1970)Freddie Fender – The Fabulous Freddie Fender: His All Time Favorites (SMI 2xLP 1976)
― xhuxk, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:25 (5 months ago) Permalink
i've heard almost all of those records - including tycoon, spider, stealin horses, ish, and barooga bandit - and my faves would have to be the rosalie sorrels, timmy thomas, white witch, ambrosia, and blackfoot. but millie jackson and sylvester are always good too. and i like that blues image album. the Ish album i play quite often.
― scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:31 (5 months ago) Permalink
I hated the Rosalie Sorrels at first. (Only just played it yesterday.) She just seemed way too mannered/quirky/whatever. Weird, but not in a listenable way, I thought. By the second side, though, I was started to like her better, so who knows.
Timmy Thomas, White Witch, and Blackfoot albums are kind of amazing -- like those way more than I expected to. Of the others you named, Tycoon is the biggest surprise so far: Post-Foreigner disco-pomping mustache AOR pop; catchy stuff, what's not to like?
― xhuxk, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:38 (5 months ago) Permalink
i love rosalie! she's one of my fave singers. she talks like that too.
― scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:45 (5 months ago) Permalink
Why Isn't Rosalie Sorrels Hip With Hepcats??? She's Great!
― scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:46 (5 months ago) Permalink
no, i like tycoon okay. but they aren't entirely memorable. good when i'm playing them, but kinda out of sight out of mind.
― scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:48 (5 months ago) Permalink
timmy thomas album just one of the great albums of the 70's.
― scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:50 (5 months ago) Permalink
i like Foxy more than Tycoon. ISH was the lead singer of Foxy.
― scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:55 (5 months ago) Permalink
Oh yeah, sure, course - Foxy were great! And Ish was also the guy behind Company B, and the new wave group OXO ("Whirly Girl.") I've even got a 2-CD career retrospective by him called Ishology, from 2005. Have a feeling this solo LP I just found isn't close to his best work, though -- Haven't played it yet, but I think I used to own it before. Seemed like something I should re-investigate, though.
Tycoon's "Such A Woman" actually rang a bell in my AOR memory banks, though I doubt I'd heard in the past 34 years.
― xhuxk, Saturday, 22 June 2013 22:12 (5 months ago) Permalink
I bought that White Witch years ago because of a recommendation in some heavy metal book. I should pull it out and give it another listen.
I was just researching Spider last night. It's the band of Anton Fig and Holly Knight (songwriter for the stars)
― Zachary Taylor, Saturday, 22 June 2013 23:25 (5 months ago) Permalink
recommendation in some heavy metal book
Coincidence! (#266, to be exact.)
That Timmy Thomas album is a like a mini-There's a Riot Goin' On, by the way. (If that's common knowledge, I never realized it before.)
― xhuxk, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:37 (5 months ago) Permalink
Combined total = £2:
Crown Heights Affair - Dream World (lp)Nick Edwards - Plekzationz (test pressing lp)Basteroid/Konfekt/Metope/Ada - Rabimmel/Ra(Bammel)/Rabum/Bum Bum (12")Julian Jonah - Welcome to the Disco (EP)Alex Gopher - Party People (WORST THING EVER)
― the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Sunday, 23 June 2013 02:21 (5 months ago) Permalink
Nashville dollar finds:
Joe Simon, Greatest Hits (Sound Stage 7)Graham Parker and the Rumor, The Parkerilla and Stick to MeDon Bowman, Our Man in Trouble (recently dead cornpone-country-insider comedian who sent up his association with Chet Atkins)Bernard Herrmann, Conducts Music from Citizen Kane et alThad Jones/Mel Lewis, Suite for Pops 1975 Horizon/A&MCarly Simon, AnticipationAnne Murray, Talk It Over in the Morning and Highly Prized PossessionLarry Hosford, Cross Word (1976 Shelter LP)Jackie DeShannon, New ImageLovin' Spoonful, DaydreamHenson Cargill, Comin' on Strong 1968 MonumentMatthew Fisher, Journey's End sealedChacksfield Plays Simon and Garfunkel and Jimmy WebbXhuxk, I also recently bought Timmy Thomas' 1972 Glades LP, Why Can't We Live Together, which is definitely one of the greatest drum-machine statements of all time. I've heard at least one of his late-'70s albums, and I also liked.
― Edd Hurt, Sunday, 23 June 2013 18:30 (5 months ago) Permalink
From the free bins at Poo Bah:Glen Campbell - Greatest HitsCapitol Disc Jockey Album - September 1967
Both appear to be in decent condition.
― nickn, Saturday, 3 August 2013 23:05 (4 months ago) Permalink
Anything cool on the Capitol album?
Just picked these up for fifty cents each:
Ray Charles Live at NewportBeck Bogert Appice (think this is a required buy for white men my age)Bruce Springsteen - NebraskaBig Jim Sullivan - Plays Gilbert O'Sullivan (WAY better than you'd think, at least if you like cheesy funky instrumental jams)
― all other cassettes are better off crushed (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 4 August 2013 10:09 (4 months ago) Permalink
The Capitol sampler has a couple tracks by Peggy Lee, and a version of "Cry Me A River" by Tina Mason (never heard of her before), which is why I picked it up. From the jacket (emphasis theirs):
"The tracks in this specially prepared album have been ARRANGED IN A SEQUENCE which will enable you to program the selections ONE AFTER THE OTHER in the order produced on this LP. In other words, INSTANT PROGRAMMING from the FIRST THROUGH THE LAST track. Side one designed for middle-of-the-road good-music programming, side two for EASY LISTENING."
I haven't played it yet.
― nickn, Sunday, 4 August 2013 17:14 (4 months ago) Permalink
My most memorable:
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass - vinyl - $1 at a WFMU garage saleSparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life - promo CD - 99 cents at a record shop before it was officially released
― Ex Slacker, Monday, 5 August 2013 00:05 (4 months ago) Permalink
In other words, INSTANT PROGRAMMING from the FIRST THROUGH THE LAST track.
I would listen to this radio show.
― Gorguts, cronuts, big butts 'n' betel nuts (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 5 August 2013 03:54 (4 months ago) Permalink
End Of An Ear, Aug 3, 50 cents each vinyl
Enuff Znuff – Mother’s Eyes (Atco EP 1991)Executive Slacks – Nausea (Fundamental 1985)Executive Slacks – Fire & Ice (Fundamental 1986)Jo Jo Gunne – Jumpin’ The Gunne (Asylum 1973)Lazer / Thrust – Solidarnösc Rock For Poland (Erect split LP 1982)Lucifer’s Friend – Mean Machine (Elektra 1981)Flora Purim – Carry On (Warner Bros. 1979)R.E.O. Speedwagon – R.E.O. (Epic 1976)Snowblind – Snowblind (Mausoleum Belgium 1985)(Various) - Heavy Duty Breaks (Illuminated 1984)
Sig’s Lagoon, Houston, today, 50 cents each vinyl
The Art Museums – Rough Frame (Woodsist 2010)James Booker – New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (Rounder 1981)Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – The Heavy Hitter (Muse 1979)Funkapolitan – s/t (Pavillion 1982)Beaver Harris 360 Degree Music Experience – Beautiful Africa (Soul Note Italy 1979)Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra – 1940 (Alamac)Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – Lunceford Special (Columbia)Mothers Finest – Live (Epic 1979)James Newton – African Flower (Blue Note 1985)Ohio Players – Fire (Mercury 1974)Jerry Reed – The Man With The Golden Thumb (RCA 1982)Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Live (Atlantic 1975)Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood (Columbia 1976)Joe Stampley – Take Me Home To Somewhere (ABC 1974)Wendy & the Rockets – Dazed For Days (A&M 1983)(Various) – Daffy Dances (K-Tel Canada 1975)(Various) – Glasnost (MCA 1988)(Various) – Hits of the Forties Vol. 2 (Capitol Special Markets 1976)
― xhuxk, Monday, 12 August 2013 00:19 (3 months ago) Permalink
Ex Slacks! Yay!
― scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 00:55 (3 months ago) Permalink
I don't think I ever even heard them before. They are also on that Heavy Duty Breaks comp (produced or assembled or whatever by Youth from Killing Joke) -- or at least they're credited on the label.
That Glasnost comp is late '80s Soviet rock bands, fwiw -- presumably mediocre, but figured I'd give them a shot.
― xhuxk, Monday, 12 August 2013 01:33 (3 months ago) Permalink
really, you never even heard their famous gary glitter cover? they were from philly.
― scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 03:24 (3 months ago) Permalink
i used to have all their albums but i don't anymore. they did some cool stuff. definitely one of the better american industrial rock bands. and they were pioneers of sorts here.
― scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 03:32 (3 months ago) Permalink
― scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 03:35 (3 months ago) Permalink
Bought about 1000 records for $400 from a guy with a garage full of 'em last week. Real straight-up dollar-bin stuff, most of which I turned around on the weekend for a small profit, but kept a bunch of stuff I didn't yet have in my collection, among them:Minty copies of All Mod Cons and London 0 Hull 4some J Geils I hadn't yet bought for a dollar (tho somehow I missed "Showtime" & got scooped by my own customer!)The first two Sylvain Sylvain albumsA couple of T-Bone Burnette recordsAbout all the Hall & Oates anyone could ever wantZZ Top - Fandango
Also finally took the opportunity to listen to Carole King's "Tapestry" - not gonna be my cuppa on a regular basis, but was surprised by how "Rumours"-like it was in the way that I seemed to know every damn song on the thing without ever having consciously listened to it. I can see why it sold so many copies.
Some nice hitherto-unknown-to-me discoveries, too:
Eiichi Fujii Trio - Blues for PowellMelodic, acrobatic fast-tempo trad bop. Very enjoyable party jazz.
The Headboys - S/TSkinny-tie pub rock from Scotland. A quite-good power-pop record - better than The Knack by a mile.
Three records by Angel City Australian hard rock band, solid fist-pumping stuff.
A great comp on Arion Records called "Songs and Dances of Morocco". Very little of the ululating that bugs me about so much Arabic music, lots of great intricate hypnotic instrumental stuff.
― Has talent, needs to figure out how to improve (staggerlee), Monday, 14 October 2013 20:08 (1 month ago) Permalink
Same show I've mentioned before. Getting iffier for me every time--my vision's a little time worse every year, so trying to inspect records in (intentionally, I'm sure) less than perfect light becomes less and less reliable. Also couldn't find two of the tables I always go to.
3/$5 -- John Cougar Mellencamp: Scarecrow (good start--already had it at home)John Cougar Mellencamp: The Lonesome Jubilee
(Those are the only two pop records I bought from this guy. His pop stuff looks fine at first, then you get home and look closer. His old jazz, though, tends to be immaculate.)
Merritt Brunies & His Friars Inn Orchestra, 1924-26McKinney's Cotton Pickers: Volume 2 (1928-1929)McKinney's Cotton Pickers: Volume 3 (1929-1930)
(Damn, didn't realize I was without Volume 1--don't think it was in the pile.)
The K.C. Five and the Stompin' SixTabbo Smith: Volume One, 1928-1929Tabbo Smith: Volume Two, 1929-1938New Orleans Rhythm Kings/Original Memphis Melody Boys: Dixieland in Chicago
$5 -- Bee Gees Greatest (the RSO disco-heavy double)
$10 -- James Taylor (debut on Apple--best thing I got all day, great shape, bought it off a guy I used to work with in a downtown record store)
Also a couple of DVDs for $5, American Graffiti and The Brood.
Highlight of the day was an absurd conversation with my old publisher, who got out of the book business a few years ago and now has a table at the show every year.
Geoff: "So how are your parents?"Me: "Dead!"Geoff: (looks a bit puzzled; he met them once a long time ago, he knows this and has obviously forgotten, he's getting a little on himself) "Oh...and your mom? Where is she living now?"Geoff's son: "They're dead, dad--she lives underground now. I don't think this conversation could get any more awkward."
Didn't bother me at all, it was very funny.
― clemenza, Monday, 21 October 2013 22:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
I included that Headboys LP mentioned 2 posts up in this, fwiw:
And there's plenty of Angel City talk on ILM's now defunct Rolling Past Expiry Hard Rock threads.
― xhuxk, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:02 (1 month ago) Permalink
RECYCLED READS, Sep 14, 50 cents eachThomas Dolby -- The Flat Earth (EMI EP 1984)Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (Columbia 1974)Billy Joel – Turnstiles (Columbia 1976) -- assumed these two B.J. LPs were awful, just like everybody always says they are, and sure enough they are -- guess I just had to verify that for myself.Kano – “I’m Ready”/”Holly Dolly” (Emergency 12” 1980) – oops, already had this.Randy Newman – Land Of Dreams (Reprise 1988)Betty Wright – Mother Wit (Ms. B 1987)(Various) – Good to Go (Island 1986) +Ken Emerson – Doo Dah!: Stephen Foster And The Rise Of American Popular Culture (Simon & Schuster hardcover 1987, $2)
ANTONE’S, Oct 6, $1 eachFiresign Theatre – Not Insane (Columbia 1972) -- totally incoherent; the old Rolling Stone Record Guide reviewer who liked all their other albums way more was right. I felt so ripped off that I wound up passing up 3 of their probably better albums for $1 each today.Jackson Southenairs – Lead Me (Malaco 1983)Merilee Rush – s/t (United Artists 1977)Shannon – Let the Music Play (Mirage 1984)
AUSTIN RECORD CONVENTION, today, $1 each + $5 entrance feeADC Band – Long Stroke (Cotillion 1978)T-Bone Burnett – Truth Decay (Takoma 1980)Chilliwack – Lights From The Valley (Mushroom 1978)Bruce Cockburn – The Trouble With Normal (Gold Mountain 1983)Freddie Fender – Are You Ready For Freddy? (ABC 1975)Aryln Gale – Back To The Midwest Night (ABC 1978)Hurricane Jones - s/t (MSI 1981)Les Variations – Moroccan Roll (Buddah 1974)Harvey Mandel – The Snake (Janus 1972)Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Nightingales And Bombers (Warner Bros/Bronze 1975)Microdisney – Crooked Mile (Virgin 1987) - Still slightly curious what British critics used to see in these guys; even more curious about why every dozen years or so I pick up one of their albums for a dollar when I know it's going to make me shrug just like the last one did.Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity (Casablanca 2xLP comp 1985)Ohio Express – Chewy, Chewy (Buddah 1969)Mitch Ryder – How I Spent My Vacation (Seeds & Stems 1978)Bob Seger System – Mongrel (Capitol 1970) -- backup copy, but I was only about 98% sure I already had this.Michael Stanley Band – You Break It…You Bought It! (Epic 1975)Ultravox – Vienna (Chrysalis 1980)Was (Not Was) – What Up Dog? (Chrysalis 1988)
― xhuxk, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:15 (1 month ago) Permalink
so glad you finally picked up the arlyn gale album! best record show albums definitely adc band, chilliwack, arlyn gale, les variations, bob seger, harvey mandel.
― scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:35 (1 month ago) Permalink
all the firesign records BEFORE that one are way better. including the double album of their radio show stuff. so, the first four albums and the double radio show comp. are really good.
― scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:39 (1 month ago) Permalink
i listened to a bad proctor and bergman album last week too. What This Country Needs. live at the Bottom Line. pretty unfunny. their first duo album is much better.
― scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:44 (1 month ago) Permalink
Picked up Sir Army Suit by Klaatu today so I can play "Mister Manson" when I DJ. Fifty cents. Probably overpaid.
― shortbread, offal and heroin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:41 (1 month ago) Permalink
xpost. Microdisney have a few great tracks scattered around (Birthday Girl, Peel version of Everybody is Dead, etc.) and the idea that they were the new Steely Dan might have seemed appealing at the time...that's my guess. At this point I feel as if it was a good concept for a band, but the music needed to be better. And either I don't get the nuances of the lyrics because I'm from the wrong country, or they aren't as good as people thought they were either.
― dlp9001, Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:18 (1 month ago) Permalink
Love Love Love Microdisney. Love Your Enemies/We Hate You South African Bastards! has turned up on spotify recentley.
― this is how a punch sounds, like ditch, like quich (soref), Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:34 (1 month ago) Permalink
Ha -- Only in England could a band with no discernible vocal personality or aptitude for rhythm whatsoever be anointed "the new Steely Dan." (Except, I thought the new Steely Dan was already China Crisis! Who weren't much better, judging from the dollar LP I bought by them a couple years back.)
Scott -- One of the $1 Firesign LPs I passed on yesterday was definitely How Can You Be Two Places At Once.... Oops.
― xhuxk, Sunday, 27 October 2013 16:41 (1 month ago) Permalink
bands i never listened to: stump, microdisney, cactus world news, screaming blue messiahs.
― scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 17:26 (1 month ago) Permalink
I actually like Screaming Blue Messiahs a lot. (First album at least -- second one isn't bad.)
And I just realized there actually is a band with a late '80s LP in yesterday's record convention pile who I wouldn't think it crazy at all to compare to Steely Dan. But they're not Microdisney; they're Was (Not Was).
― xhuxk, Monday, 28 October 2013 00:30 (1 month ago) Permalink
I thought Crack The Sky was the new Steely Dan in the 70s.
― nickn, Monday, 28 October 2013 00:33 (1 month ago) Permalink