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

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Went to a big estate sale today. The guy was a big music/broadway/movie buff and his house was absolutely filled to the brim with his collection. One room was just lps, 45s and stereo equipment, including three working jukeboxes. The records weren't super cheap, but among the bargains I did take home were:

4 late 70s issues of Circus for a buck apiece.
2 issues of Creem (Nov. 75 & Jan. 76) ''.
2 issues of Discotheque ''.
1 sealed copy of ABBA: Thank You For The Music on cd for a tenner.

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 11 March 2011 23:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Never got anything for a buck, but I got Royal Trux's Thank You for $2 and Carl Craig's Onsumothasheeit for $3 from seperate shops

Franklin_The_Turtle, Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think I payed 60p for Irmin Scmidt's Filmusik 3lp set without a cover way way back. There was some great stuff in that shop, sounds Familiar on Wood st Walthamstow. I bought hundreds in there and would normally go through every rack right to the back. some great great stuff found in the Miscellaneous section, especially Greek film music (that I didn't get to replace once lost until finding bits of it on Demonoid last year).
& I think most of that was between 1quid & 3.

Stevolende, Saturday, 12 March 2011 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Waterloo today

Bobby Braddock – Hardpore Cornography (RCA EP 1983) - w/ "Dolly Parton's Hits," "I Lobster But I Never Flounder"; Braddock mugshots on back
Collosseum II – Electric Savage (MCA 1987) - fusion spinoff band w/ Gary Moore on guitar
Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes - -Marriage On The Rocks/Rock Bottom (Polydor 1976 pressing, rec. 1970) - this is horrible, right?
The Rollers – Elevator (Arista 1979) - as in Bay City; allegedly their drug/psych-pop album, with a big red pill on the cover
Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Cotillion 1979) - amazingly, have never owned a copy til now

xhuxk, Monday, 14 March 2011 20:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Half Price Books on Lamar today

Fatback - Gigolo (Spring 1981)
Sharon Redd - Redd Hott (Jupiter Germany 1982 - w/ "Beat The Street")

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

$2 each (! - I splurged), garage of some guy's house on Redlands today

Brick - Brick (Bang 1977)
Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties (Stiff 1978)
Hawkwind - Quark Strangeness And Charm (Sire 1977)
The Persuasions - Street Corner Symphony (Capitol 1972)
Slave - Slave (Cotillion 1977)
Three Man Army - A Third Of A Lifetime (Kama-Sutra 1971)
David Werner - Whizz Kid (RCA 1974)

Also got a "Styx REO Speedwagon Together In 2000" tour T-shirt in my size for $2 at Texas Thrift yesterday.

xhuxk, Monday, 28 March 2011 02:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

The best under-$1 purchase ever has to be that guy in New York who paid 75 cents at a yard sale for an item he found buried in a box of LPs - a 1966 acetate of an early version of The Velvet Underground and Nico, the only one known to still exist! It included three songs that were entirely different recordings than the official release, and the rest were alternate mixes - all previously believed to be lost. After making an archival recording of it, he auctioned it off on eBay - for over $25,000!

Amazing find!

Lee626, Monday, 28 March 2011 05:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties (Stiff 1978)

A bargain at twice the price (or more).

Johnny Fever, Monday, 28 March 2011 08:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

$2, total, at an Austin garage sale today for 40 78-RPM records -- mostly looks like square dance music on local Texas labels like Blue Star and Longhorn, but one is Red Foley "Milk Bucket Boogie"/"Salty Dog Rag" on Decca; another (sadly slightly chipped -- the only one I've seen that is) is unfortunately named Western Swing guy Adolph Hofner and the San Antonians "Cotton Eyed Joe"/"Put Your Little Foot" on Columbia. There's also a "Cotton Pickin' Polka" by Lester Woytek, and at least one other version of "Cotton Eyed Joe." There seem to be a few each by the Sundowners and by Red Warrick, whoever they are. Also included in the box were file dividers for all the records, and -- weirder -- lots and lots of lyric (square dance call) sheets and/or dance instructions for individual songs, some of which look like they were officially issued by the record companies with the records, but others of which are either typed out or written out longhand. Also, an 80-page pamphlet/mini-book called It's Fun To Square Dance: Six Easy Lessons By Louie Ratliff, one Elks Club card, and two cards apparently allowing dancers free "goofs". All for $2.

Now all I need is to get a 78 needle.

xhuxk, Saturday, 9 April 2011 19:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

50 cents each, Recycled Reads (Austin Library over-run store), today

Champaign Modern Heart (Columbia 1983)
Club Nouveau Life, Love & Pain (Warner Bros. 1986)
Floaters Floaters (ABC 1977 -- w/ 11:49 version of "Float On")
Irakere Chekere Son (Milestone 1981)
Kleer License To Dream (Atlantic 1981)
Gene Watson Memories To Burn (Epic 1985)

xhuxk, Monday, 11 April 2011 01:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

$1 Breakaway today, braving the Record Store Day hordes

Dá Krash - s/t (Capitol 1988 -- all-black, theoretically hard rock/pop metal band, produced by Jesse Johnson, who also wrote or co-wrote all the songs)

xhuxk, Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Annie Lennox - "Diva"
Electrelane - "The Power Out"
Steely Dan - "Aja"

ToeJam & Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 22 April 2011 15:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Electrelane - "The Power Out"

Damn, that is a fantastic buck find right there!

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 22 April 2011 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dude tell me about it!! I am really loving it so far.

ToeJam & Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 22 April 2011 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Good! I fell in love with that band really quickly after first seeing them live. I'm glad their hiatus is over, I'm hoping for some U.S. dates at some point.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 22 April 2011 16:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

good couple of weeks in the bins, buckets and dusty shelves of edinburgh's charity shops and car boots

my fave recent chazza shop find has been this little beauty

chas jankel - without you 12" (including the excellent "to wou lady kong" on the b-side)

not rare but excellent for 50p

other little treats for less than £1 include VG+ copies of these ...

http://www.discogs.com/Steve-Winwood-Arc-Of-A-Diver/release/699476

http://www.discogs.com/Average-White-Band--Ben-E-King-Benny-And-Us/release/924808

http://www.discogs.com/Blue-Nile-Stay/release/1912216

http://www.discogs.com/Womack-Womack-Love-Wars/release/865098

http://www.discogs.com/Gorkys-Zygotic-Mynci-Young-Girls-Happy-Endings-Dark-Night/release/1587887

out comes stanley, Friday, 22 April 2011 16:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just got this Harry Partch early record for 50-cents at a used bookstore yesterday. Fair condition, but very playable. Weird! http://www.discogs.com/Harry-Partch-And-On-The-Seventh-Day-Petals-Fell-In-Petaluma/release/2336572

Also snagged a new Russian import of Cluster's Zuckerzeit for only $5. Another weird thing for them to have 3 sealed copies of...
http://www.discogs.com/Cluster-Zuckerzeit/release/1223645

dronestreet, Friday, 22 April 2011 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

From the cretins at the nearby goodwill:

Charles Lloyd - big sir tapestry
Loverde - "die hard lover" b/w "my world is empty (without you)"
Patrick Cowley - "menergy"/"I wanna take you home"/"Tommy williams' megamedley"
Chopin - les sulphides/Gounod - Faust (nice european pressing on philips)
Wanda landowska doing Bach 2 and 3 part inventions
Wagner - götterdämmerung ffrr monster 6 record thing

And these tapes for my car:

Jackson 5 - dancing machine
Accept - breaker
History of rock instrumentals vol. 2 rhino thing
Chuck Berry live! Vol. 1 on sun
The shirelles
The ventures collection vol. 2 rhino thing
Iron maiden - killers
Beach boys - little deuce coup
Frat rock: the greatest rock'n'roll party tunes of all time
The Jerry Lee Lewis all killer no filler anthology

Also an eazy-e t-shirt with his face and the words "eazy duz it" below. Might feel too self-conscious wearing this. Fits great.

Why is Lloyd spelled with two L's?

bamcquern, Friday, 22 April 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Comes from Welsh.

timellison, Friday, 22 April 2011 23:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Backspin (an Austin record store that I'd amazingly never been to before) and Antone's, today

Cold Chisel – Circus Animals (Elektra 1982)
Tom Grant – You Hardly Know Me (WMOT 1981 -- never heard of him, but it looks kind of new-wave-funky, and Philly indie label WMOT also put out "Double Dutch Bus" that year, so seemed worth the gamble)
Tom T. Hall – We All Got Together And… (Mercury 1972 -- features "Turn It On Turn It On Turn It On," the greatest song ever written about capital punishment and World War II draft dodgers, among other excellent songs and promising titles)
Imagination – New Dimension (Elektra 1984)
Jonzun Crew – Down to Earth (Tommy Boy West Germany 1984)
L.T.D. – Devotion (A&M 1979)
Teena Marie – Irons In The Fire (Gordy 1980 - have never owned this one, believe it or not; probably figured it was all mushy ballads?)
Graham Parker – Heat Treatment (Mercury 1976)
Rare Earth – Ecology (Rare Earth 1970 -- see their LPs in dollar bins all the time but never buy them; this is supposed to be a good one, right?)
Skyy – Skyy Line (Salsoul 1981 -- w/ "Call Me")
Candi Station – Music Speaks Louder Than Words (Warner Bros. 1977)
Tyla Gang – Yachtless (Beserkley 1978 -- hoping this is the one that George likes)
Bobby Womack – So Many Rivers (MCA 1985 - w/ "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me so Much")
(Various) – Let’s Be Funky (Rams Horn Holland double-LP 1984 -- very cool looking comp I've never seen before, w/ 12-inch club versions of tracks by acts I know -- Jocelyn Brown, Instant Funk, Skyy, Vaughan Mason with somebody named Butch Dayo, Steve Washington from Slave, Steve Washington's post-Slave band Aurra -- and acts I don't -- Rafael Cameron, Funk Deluxe, the Strangers, the Funkacise Gang, Civil Attack.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

>>Tyla Gang – Yachtless Beserkley 1978

Yeah, that's the one.

Gorge, Saturday, 23 April 2011 17:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

$31 total (incl. $5 entrance fee), Austin Record Convention today

$1 each:

The Blasters - The Blasters (Slash 1981)
Carla Bley - Live (Watt/ECM 1982)
Carla Bley - Social Studies (Warner Bros. 1981)
Arthur Blythe - Blythe Spirit (Columbia 1981)
Boogie Down Productions - Put Your Meat To The Beat (Rock Candy 1981 -- not KRS-One, but club music from Patrick Adams of "Push Push In The Bush" fame, of which he does an apparent house-era update called "Jack in the Bush" here)
The B'zz - Get Up (Epic 1982 -- feat. some former Boyzz)
Cameo - Single Life (Atlanta Artists 1985)
Chic - Real People (Atlantic 1980)
Gail Ann Dorsey - The Corporate World (Sire 1989)
Duke Jupiter - White Knuckle Ride (Morocco 1984)
Fatback - So Delicious (Cotillion 1985)
The Flirts - Questions of the Heart (CBS Associated 1986)
The Kinsey Report - Edge of the City (Alligator 1987)
Kylmaxx - Meeting in the Ladies Room (MCA 1984)
Mazarati - Mazarati (Paisley Park 1986 - Prince-associated mostly black alleged hard rock band)
The Movies - The Movies (Arista 1976 -- Scott recommended these guys I think, unless these are different Movies)
Musical Youth - The Youth Of Today (MCA 1982)
Hazel O'Connor - Breaking Glass (A&M 1980)
Silver Condor - Silver Condor (Columbia 1981 - Earl Slick on gtr)
Vandenberg - Heading For A Storm (Atco 1983)
(Various) - Hitpalast (Teldec West Germany 1982 - 20-song K-Tel-type comp from the year I got to Germany, most excited about finally owning "Words" by F.R. David)

$5 total (50 cents each but guess he gave me one for free -- some of these look kinda scratchy)

Angie B- B Angie B (Capitol 1991 -- former Sequence/future Angie Stone, unless there were two different Angie B's)
Aurra - Send Your Love (Salsoul 1981 - Steve Washington from Slave)
Cameo - Knights of the Sound Table (Chocolate City 1981 - actually two copies of this LP in the sleeve)
Cameo - We All Know Who We Are (Chocolate City 1977)
Dissidenten - Live At The Pyramids (Shanachie 1986)
Carl Carlton - Carl Carlton (20th Century Fox 1981 - w/ "She's a Bad Mama Jama")
Guy - Guy (Uptown/MCA 1988)
Ice-T - "Ya Don't Quit" (Techno Hop 12-inch 1986 - !!)
Millie Jackson - Lovingly Yours (Spring 1976)
(Various) - Breakin' soundtrack (Polydor 1984)
(Various) - Free Rap (K-Tel 1988 - cuts by Eric B & Rakim, UTFO, Spoonie Gee, Kid N Play, BDP, Audio Two, Just Ice, "Epee MD", Stetsasonic, Mr. X & Mr. Z -- "Drink Old Gold," always heard of it but never knew what it was)

xhuxk, Sunday, 1 May 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oops, that Patrick Adams "Boogie Down Productions" LP is 1988 not 1981

xhuxk, Sunday, 1 May 2011 19:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

hi xhuxk. miss u. miss the Austin Record Convnetion. miss Austin. can't wait for you know what!

That Gail Ann Dorsey record does NOT sound like Pet Shop Boys with soul. But it's a must-hear-once curio.

Real People is one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. My copy is warped (I think).

Wanna hear this BDP.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 1 May 2011 19:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was actually getting close to text you to find out if you were back in town; didn't you just head up to Chicago for a semester? But maybe I'm wrong about that (or maybe they kept you longer than you'd expected?) Anyway, if the you-know-what is what I think, you're actually mentioned in the intro to the first chapter.

The Adams BDP LP has two naked women on the back, with appropriate body parts hidden behind musical instruments. Totally remember seeing it at the time, but I have no idea whether I ever owned a copy then (presumably as a record company promo), much less listened to it.

xhuxk, Monday, 2 May 2011 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

omg! no way! I want to read it TODAY! Still up in the Chi, prolly permanent for better and worse.

Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 2 May 2011 13:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yes way. Anyway, just figured out via googling that the one album I got isn't by the Sequence Angie B (aka Stone), but by B Angie B who recorded with Hammer's girl-rap group Oaktown 3-5-7. Even more confusing, the name of the first song is "I Am Angie B"! And the actual label on the record says the LP title is Bust It, but those words are nowhere on the cover or spine.

xhuxk, Monday, 2 May 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

$1 each, Breakaway Records and a North Austin garage sale, today

Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me (Reprise 1973 -- copy formerly owned by one Cindy Jung, of Birmingham, MI 48010, whose address sticker is on the otherwise VG cover)
Granati Bros. - G Force (A&M 1979 - fake Ramones? I remember they were on one of A&M's new wave comps around then)
Gram Parsons - GP (Reprise 1973 - with a free copy of '74's Grevious Angel, which I'd also lacked, also inside the sleeve)

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 May 2011 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mystery To Me is pretty much my favorite FM album. Were you lucky enough to get a lyric sheet that includes "Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)" (which got bumped for For Your Love)?

dlp9001, Saturday, 21 May 2011 18:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yep, lyric sheet was included, and that song's on there.

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 May 2011 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Granati Bros are on the Propaganda comp (w/ great cover art of Chairman Mao rocking the proletariat)

herbal bert (herb albert), Saturday, 21 May 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

xhuxk, how's the used CD selection at Breakaway? (not that i'd expect you to have browsed it.. but do you know if there is one?)

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think they barely have CDs there at all? I dunno; next time I'll check. They definitely have a small used cassette section though (@ $2 each iirc).

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

hah, nice, i don't even have a working cassette player anymore ;_;

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

here are a bunch of records i found (five years ago) for a buck

geeta, Sunday, 22 May 2011 08:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

$1 each Antone's today, mostly ROCK

Bad To The Bone - s/t (Megadisc 1988 - Dutch bar-band looking dudes with plenty of promising fake-punk rebellious titles: "Slow Suicide," "Car With No Reverse," "Lucifer's Boogie," "Lost Generation," "Tear Down The White House," etc.)
Doc Holliday - Rides Again... (A&M 1981 - judging from back cover, they were fond of Confederate flags and motorbikes)
John Palumbo - Innocent Bystander (Lifesong 1978 -- Crack The Sky guy; had one of his solo LPs before and couldn't get into it, but I'm older now so maybe this time it'll work)
Ruby Starr and Grey Ghost - s/t (Capitol 1975 - she looks even more badass than they do)
Uriah Heep - Live (Bronze 2-LP 1973 - gorgeous inner sleeves, with lots of old Uriah reviews, some negative: "If this group makes it I'll have to commit suicide," Melissa Mills in Rolling Stone for instance.)
David Van Tieghem - Safety In Numbers (Private Music 1987 w/ avant pals Ryuchi Sakamoto, "Blue" Gene Tyrrany, Tony Levin, Ned Sublette etc.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 May 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

>>Ruby Starr and Grey Ghost - s/t (Capitol 1975 - she looks even more badass than they do)

Back up singer for Black Oak Arkansas in her own band. Not bad at all.

>>Uriah Heep - Live (Bronze 2-LP 1973 - gorgeous inner sleeves, with lots of old Uriah reviews, some >>negative: "If this group makes it I'll have to commit suicide," Melissa Mills in Rolling Stone for >>instance.)

Lots of corny biography written just as they were breaking big. Probably the Uriah Heep album I've played the most ever since it clocked a lot of mileage on the turntable when I was a kid. Good version of "Gypsy" -- long sledgehammering, idiotically funny lyrics about being whipped by girlfriend's gypsy dad and getting strong enough to fight and win, too short version of "Love Machine," hilarious sock-hop rock and roll medley.

Gorge, Saturday, 28 May 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

doc holliday were the poor man's molly hatchet. which is saying something. my dad had all their records. which is saying something.

scott seward, Saturday, 28 May 2011 22:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

been trying to curb my dollar bin spending, but today...

Xymox - Obsession 12"
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome 12"
Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame/Love & Understanding 12"
Double Fantasy - Universal Ave. (already have it & love it, giving this one to a friend)
LaSo - S/t (Joe Bataan wrote & prod.)
Environments 8 - Wood-masted Sailboat/A Country Stream
Michael Hoenig - Departure From The Northern Wasteland (Conny Plank-related synth stuff)
David Van Tieghem - These Things Happen (jaxon reccomendation)

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

David Van Tieghem - These Things Happen (jaxon reccomendation)

David Van Tieghem - Safety In Numbers (Private Music 1987 w/ avant pals Ryuchi Sakamoto, "Blue" Gene Tyrrany, Tony Levin, Ned Sublette etc.)

hehe... lots of Van Tieghem action in the last couple of days... I would heartily recommended These Things Happen to anyone... Didn't think much of Safety In Numbers though....

Night Nurse with Wound (Jack Battery-Pack), Sunday, 29 May 2011 05:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

KPFT Yard Sale, all $1 each:

Vinyl

Gang of Four: Hard
Gene Clark: No Other (cut-out)
Joni Mitchell: Court & Spark (sealed, still has vintage $4.99 price tag)
Talking Heads: Live On Tour (episode of "The Warner Bros. Music Show"/radio promo)

CDs

The Gougers: A Long Day For The Weathervane
Moe Tucker: I Spent A Week There The Other Night
Excuse 17: Such Friends Are Dangerous
Moon Martin: Lunar Samples
Elvis Costello: Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Bascom Lamar Lunsford: Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs
The Dead Weather: Horehound
Tody Castillo: Windhorse (sealed)
Bobby Charles: Wish You Were Here Right Now
Ray Davies: Working Man's Cafe (sealed)
The Replacements: Hootnanny (sealed Rhino ed.)
'': Let It Be (2 copies; '')
'': Tim (Rhino ed.)
David Lindley & Hani Naser: Official Bootleg
The Grifters: Ain't My Lookout
Patterson Hood: Murdering Oscar (and other love songs)
Drive-By Truckers: The Big To-Do
Guy Clark: Somedays The Song Writes You
Lil' Band O' Gold: s/t
Kelly Hogan: Because It Feel Good
Dwight Yoakum: Population: Me
Walter Becker: Circus Money
The Charles River Boys: Beatle Country (Rounder reissue)
The Judys: The MOO Album (sealed)

Plus for $3:

Leonard Cohen: Live At The Isle of Wight 1970 (sealed cd/dvd combo)

Sooooo worth getting up early this morning.

Mucho! Macho! Honcho! (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 4 June 2011 18:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

awesome jonathan fearing mix of "the break" in great nick ... worth £1.00 no doubt

out comes stanley, Saturday, 4 June 2011 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

down in Maryland last weekend, I found a box of Disco 12"s at some gaming store, and for 10 cents a pop, came away with NM copies of:

Sylvia Striplin: "Gimme Your Love" OG press!
Final Edition: "Betcha Can't Love Just One"
Jimmy "Bo" Horne: "Is It In"
The Clash: "The Magnificent Dance"
Chas Jankel: "Glad to Know You"
D Train: "You're the One for Me"
Kano: "I'm Ready"
K.I.D.: "Don't Stop"
Brainstorm: "Hot For You"
Funkapolitan: "Run Run Run" August Darnell prod.

best buck I've spent in ages.

beta blog, Saturday, 4 June 2011 20:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

$1 each Waterloo today

Be Bop Deluxe The Best And The Rest Of (Harvest 2xLP 1979)
Louise Goffin Kid Blue (Asylum 1979) - Carole & Gerry's kid. Think I liked "Jimmy and the Tough Kids" back when college radio played it.
Golden Earring Mad Love (MCA 1977)
The Movies Bullets Through The Barrier (GTO 1978) -- OK, I think these are the UK Movies Scott likes. Plus it's on periwinkle-grey vinyl.
Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band With The Rootettes (Warner Bros. 1978) -- Don't remember ever even seeing this before, at any price.
Joe South Games People Play (Pickwick ???)
Skafish Skafish (Illegal 1980) -- speaking of early '80s college radio stars.
The Vapors New Clear Days (United Artists 1980) - w/ "Turning Japanese"

xhuxk, Friday, 10 June 2011 00:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Would have thought that surely you already had that Vapors record, along with a few of the others you bought.

Another Muzak from a Diffident Lichen (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 June 2011 00:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've always had the Vapors single; might have owned the LP once in the past, but if so, it's been gone for years.

Fwiw, today I also passed up (presumably late '60s) $1 "Memphis soul" albums by both Mitch Ryder and Paul Revere & the Raiders that I'd never seen before. For some reason the Raiders one looked more promising, but for some reason I also wound up too skeptical about them both. Curious if anybody's ever heard either of them, and if so, whether I should regret being such a cheapskate.

xhuxk, Friday, 10 June 2011 01:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Skafish Skafish (Illegal 1980) -- speaking of early '80s college radio stars.

"Disgracing the Family Name" and "Joan Fan Club!"

Gorge, Friday, 10 June 2011 01:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Louise Goffin Kid Blue (Asylum 1979)

Thought this sucked majorly back then. Felt it was wan and very undeservedly propped up. Maybe I'd think different now.

But never had any use for BeBop best ofs, mostly. The only anthology I still have is Air Age, which came in the age of cd. Barring that, most of Futurama, all of Sunburst Finish, some of Modern Music, almost all of Live in the Air Age and half of Axe Victim. None of Drastic Plastic.

Gorge, Friday, 10 June 2011 04:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Have actually been liking that Louise Goffin album more than I'd expected to.

$1 each today, End of An Ear and some art gallery store a quarter mile or so up S. 1st St from there, with a sign prominently saying "Turntable Records" in front:

J. Blackfoot - City Slicker (SoundTown 1983) -- already had this, but it's one of my all-time favorite Southern soul LPs and my other copy is in horrible condition
Ian Hunter - All-American Alien Boy (Columbia 1975)
Huey Lewis and the News - Huey Lewis and the News (Chrysalis 1980) - their pre-stardom Boomtown Rats-looking supposed new wave album
The Masked Marauders - The Masked Marauders (Deity 1969) -- already had this, but I'm sure it's worth way more than a buck; good for re-selling or gifting maybe
Ramatam - In April Came The Dawning Of The Red Suns (Atlantic 1973)
Styx - The Serpent Rising (Wooden Nickel 1973) -- I've never even seen this before
Vice Squad - Shot Away (Anagram 1984)

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Masked Marauders has a promo insert, too -- Fake Rolling Stone review by "T.M. Christian" on one side, Ralph J. Gleason San Francisco Chronicle "On The Town" column on the other talking about the review's fallout on the other.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink


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