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
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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Looking at You, Chaz Jankel
Relight My Fire, Dan Hartman
The Best of B.T.O. (So Far)
― If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Wednesday, 3 September 2008 01:37 (7 years ago) Permalink
Orpheus Records (formerly in DC, currently in Arlington) going out of business sale--vinyl for a buck
Grupo Sportivo- MistakesIan Dury-Lord UpminsterMickey Jupp's legendSkids-Scared to Dance
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 16 November 2008 03:36 (7 years ago) Permalink
Cool! Mistakes was by far Grupo Sportivo's best album (at least of the four or so I've heard), and one of the great lost new wave albums, period, as far as I'm concerned. Pretty sure, though, that it was actually a compilation of the best tracks from a couple import (Dutch, I guess?) LPs I've never actually seen. In the States it originally came with a free 7-inch 6-song EP called More Mistakes tucked inside. Key track on EP: "Disco Really Made It (It's Yucky And I Hate It)." Still have my copy. But the LP's a lot better than the EP.
― xhuxk, Sunday, 16 November 2008 03:56 (7 years ago) Permalink
I got the second God Machine album on CD for £1 once.Had various other good things, but nothing that springs to mind right now.
― MichaelJLambert, Sunday, 16 November 2008 12:40 (7 years ago) Permalink
I found the Cure's Happily Ever After CD in a cutout bin for $1.00 in 1990. Its just a US compilation of 17 Seconds and Faith, which went out of print two months after its release (with, as I recall, 2000 copies outstanding). I sold it in 1997 on Ebay for $125 to some completist fanboy. Probably the best investment I've ever made.
― derelict, Sunday, 16 November 2008 15:44 (7 years ago) Permalink
If the big-swayzak/john tejada-fan-back-in-2001 who sells all his old records to Sonic Boom, who sell them back for 2-3 dollars is reading this, keep 'em coming (although I generally associate Swayzak and John Tejada, much more so than anyone else, with prolific output of particularly mediocre material, you've given me some good stuff!)
― Their time's limited, hard rocks, too (mehlt), Monday, 17 November 2008 05:04 (7 years ago) Permalink
Huh. Someone came up with the exact same thread idea/title five years before I did. Curse you!
― From Russia with Loveless (J3ff T.), Monday, 17 November 2008 06:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
A friend of mine, who's a master digger, chanced upon a copy of The World of Cecil Taylor for pennies in the Salvation Army recently. It's pretty gubbed, but still, that's a rare and valuable record, not least cos it was reissued under a different name.
I've not managed any such finds, but I've picked up some nice stuff in that shop nonetheless, not least some 70s Dylan albums for 25p. Problem is that there are always diggers lurking there, waiting to pounce on any new donations.
My favourite £1 buy was a Rutles picture sleeve ep with Cheese & Onions, I Must Be In Love and A Girl Like You on it. It's not in the Record Collector guide, but it's not something I've ever come across.
― Stew, Monday, 17 November 2008 09:59 (7 years ago) Permalink
quando quango - love tempo 12"space - magic fly lpfrom reckless records in chicagoplus tons and tons of shit from the dusty groove 35 cent bin
― sam york, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 12:40 (7 years ago) Permalink
Crappy record store near the edge of the city that I haven't thought about in years, plays some of the worst music I've ever heard. Got 6 $1 records, including a copy of Giorgio Moroder - From Here to Eternity LP which looks like it hasn't even been touched, and other assorted dance 12's with stuff like Svek, Mike Ink, Remixes by Mad Mike Banks etc.
A pretty who'd have thunk it experience. :)
― This time, or I'll perc you later (mehlt), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 00:44 (7 years ago) Permalink
Vinyl I bought today. (Still like the specificity of this thread more than that catch-all rolling vinyl one.)
$2, thrift store, 46th and Queens Blvd, Sunnyside:
Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame I (Atlantic, 1983)
$4 total (= less than 50 cents each), vintage store, 48th and Skillman, Sunnyside:
Automatic Man Automatic Man (Island, 1976)The Stanky Brown Group If The Lights Don't Get You The Helots Will (Sire, 1977) (if the band is stanky and brown rather than Stanky Brown being somebody's name, this should be filed in the S's rather than B's obviously)Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy (RCA, 1981)Desmond Child And Rouge Desmond Child And Rouge (Capitol, 1979)Ducks Deluxe Don't Mind Rockin' Tonite (RCA, 1978) (already had this, but what the heck, I'm sure I'll find use for another one someday)Gazebo Gazebo (Baby Italy, 1983)Puhdys Das Buch (Pool West Germany, 1984)Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes This Time It's For Real (Epic, 1977)Randy Travis Old 8 x 10 (Warner Bros., 1988)
Probably not the first time I've tried those Desmond Child and Southside Johnny LPs. Maybe this time they'll sink in. Or maybe I am just a glutton for punishment.
Passed up a couple other 50-cent '80s Randy Travis LPs, but Xgau gave them worse grades than the one I bought, so maybe that was smart. Passed on a 50-cent 1987 Guadalcanal Diary LP too (what did they sound like?), and a $2 1989 LP by Joe Hardy-produced New York hard rock band Law and Order, though if George advises otherwise, I'll go back for that one.
― xhuxk, Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:08 (7 years ago) Permalink
Automatic Man Automatic Man (Island, 1976)
Don't know if you'll like this. Requires more than one listen. Extension of Stomu Yamashita's Go, sort of, which was an experiment on jazz and middle of the road hard rock, the latter furnished by Pat Thrall, who made a lot more money with Pat Travers later but quit that, too, after co-writing "Smoking Whiskey, Drinkin' Cocaine." Anyway, Automatic Man is nothing like that. It's very spacey, often almost frictionless, sometimes veering into prog. One of the members -- singer/bassist, I think, is now much more famous as a songwriter/producer under another name. Plus Michael Shrieve's in the band as a kind of poor man's Jan Hammer. I like it but was there at the beginning. Definitely an acquired taste but not so convincing that you'd have stuck around for the second album, which was colored pink instead of blue, like this one.
Don't remember a great amount about Law & Order except that I had it on cassette, my band played with them in Allentown, and they were good guys. Kind of in the Circus of Power style but better although not that much so. They were part of the major label wave of second and third tier signings in the late Eighties of metal rock 'n' roll bands that were supposed to be more gritty and from-the-street than the hitmakers. Published about the same times as The Throbs and Vain and were in the same, uh, vein. About six months later, grunge washed them all away. Toss up whether it's worth 2 bucks. Depends on the whether and how much loose change you have in your pocket.
― Gorge, Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:02 (7 years ago) Permalink
$2, thrift store, 46th and Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, today:
The Geraldine Fibbers Get Thee Gone (Sympathy For The Record Industry 10-inch EP, c. '90s I guess)
An extravagance, since I am a total fetishizing sucker when it comes to 10-inch EPs (even though it is impossible to find inner sleeves). Plus I've never liked anything by these '90s indie art roots nerds before (not that I've listened much), and why would this be any different? But I used to be (very) mildly curious about the Fibbers, and I figure, if I'm ever going to like anything by them, this'd be about the correct amount of songs. Plus they cover Dolly's "Jolene" on it; how bad could that be? (Pretty bad, but I'll probably keep it anyway.)
Of the last batch of cheapos I bought, I wound up liking Automatic Man more than George predicted. Also liked Arrington, Stanky Brown Group (its more pompy rocky Tully first side anyway), Hoagy, Desmond Child (a lot actually -- not sure anybody was ever more disco-metal), Gazebo, Puhdys (though '70s LPs I have by them rock harder), Southside Johnny (well that one's pretty darn marginal but I like when the Coasters show up at least), and Randy Travis. Which means I wound up liking the whole pile, I guess.
― xhuxk, Monday, 9 February 2009 19:19 (7 years ago) Permalink
i've been obsessed of late with all Patrick Adams productions and was thrilled to find an original 12" of Universal Robot Band "Freak With Me" for $1.39 at Other Music, of all the places.
― beta blog, Monday, 9 February 2009 21:48 (7 years ago) Permalink
An extravagance, since I am a total fetishizing sucker when it comes to 10-inch EPs (even though it is impossible to find inner sleeves).
78" sleeves are 10 inch. http://www.bagsunlimited.com/cart/browse.asp?subcat=42 I guess I bought myself a lifetime supply several years ago.
― james k polk, Monday, 9 February 2009 22:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
The Geraldine Fibbers Get Thee Gone (Sympathy For The Record Industry 10-inch EP, c. '90s I guess)An extravagance, since I am a total fetishizing sucker when it comes to 10-inch EPs (even though it is impossible to find inner sleeves). Plus I've never liked anything by these '90s indie art roots nerds before (not that I've listened much), and why would this be any different? But I used to be (very) mildly curious about the Fibbers, and I figure, if I'm ever going to like anything by them, this'd be about the correct amount of songs. Plus they cover Dolly's "Jolene" on it; how bad could that be? (Pretty bad, but I'll probably keep it anyway.)
This record sounds like a frog being choked while someone laboriously puts a guitar out of tune, but I love it; only thing I ever liked by them. Bought it when it came out & would buy a nearly infinite number for $2 each, or half of infinity for $4/ea. It was around the time of Uncle Tupelo's breakup and we were all looking for a new hip alternative country act. Didn't find it; found a choking frog. Still!
― staggerlee, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 01:54 (7 years ago) Permalink
I just have to put in a good word here for the Fibbers' two proper albums, the 1st of which is a favorite of mine.
You think finding inner sleeves for 10" records is hard? Try finding OUTER sleeves!
― sleeve, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 02:14 (7 years ago) Permalink
Outer sleeves, what? (I think I have maybe three of those, out of several thousand albums. Never really understood what purpose they serve, unless the record cover is made out of paper. Though I actually think I own a 10-inch somewhere where that's the case.) Will look into those inner ones, though...
― xhuxk, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 02:57 (7 years ago) Permalink
I always find great records at salvation armies in Queens. Lots of old-school italian outer-borough disco DJs who've moved on.
But tonight during dinner I listened to Joe Jackson's Night and Day, one of THE most ubiquitous dollar-bin records, at least in these parts, and I think it's a pretty wonderful record.
― dan selzer, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 04:02 (7 years ago) Permalink
Jesus, I was just looking at craigslist for used CD's, and it's astonishing to think that people actually think they're going to be able to offload all their regrettable mid-late 90's junk (Backstreet Boys et al), for $5 a disc, but there's dozens of these people. One person was selling the Lion King Soundtrack for $10.
― mehlt, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 04:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
75 cents each, Value Village, Houston, this afternoon, all vinyl:
Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music (ABC Paramount, early '60s) (I used to own a late '80s reissue, but this one's the original pressing. Looks pretty scratched up though.)Gulliver Gulliver (Elekta, early '70s I guess?) (Don't think I ever even heard of this before -- Daryl Hall's pre-Hall & Oates band)Stacey Q "Shy Girl" (On The Spot 12-inch, 1985) (pre-debut LP indie-label single; already own the 7-inch.)(Various) Every Which Way But Loose (Elektra, 1978) (w/ Eddie Rabbit, Charlie Rich, Mel Tillis, Hank Thompson, and lots of instrumentals about orangutans, apparently)
― xhuxk, Sunday, 1 March 2009 22:53 (7 years ago) Permalink
gulliver album is JUST about worth 75 cents. musically, that is. but i only played my copy once years ago. maybe i would like it more now. these things happen.
― scott seward, Sunday, 1 March 2009 23:14 (7 years ago) Permalink
I've got the Gulliver CD. I got real excited about it about two years ago for about 20 seconds then realized it wasn't all that great.
― Still More Goth Than Your Cat's Asshole (Bimble), Sunday, 1 March 2009 23:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
Makes me wish I had a meditation dome I could project that on
― a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:23 (3 months ago) Permalink
nice! i wonder what the other videos are like...?
Captain Maximus glad you found a better version, my cats were running around like lunatics when i was filming, actually ended up crashing into the camera and that's why there's an edit halfway through mine =)
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:59 (3 months ago) Permalink
Maybe Moodtapes universally drive cats crazy? We should all experiment.
― Evan, Thursday, 21 April 2016 13:41 (3 months ago) Permalink
ONE DOLLAR each. bookstore around the corner from my house that buys in bulk for their amazon business and then has huge sidewalk sales. great stuff for me and great stuff for the store. i heart dollar CDs.
alasdair roberts – farewell sorrow
the constantines – s/t
electric masada – 50(4)
palace music – viva last blues
four tet – remixes 2xcd
aspera – birds fly
spacemen 3 – playing with fire 2xcd
jose gonzalez – veneer
lenola – the swerving corpse
the chills – stand by
earth – hex
twilight circus dub sound system – in dub vol.1
cosmic invention – help your satori mind
the olivia tremor control – black foliage volume one
laura veirs – year of meteors
the softies – holiday in rhode island
six organs of admittance – school of the flower
howe gelb – hisser
julius hemphill – reflections
miho hatori – ecdysis
the future history of a sunshine fix
the mendoza line – lost in revelry
midnight movies – s/t
cut chemist/dj shadow – brainfreeze
lambchop – awcmon noyoucmon 2xcd
mono – walking cloud etc etc...
the psychic paramount – origins and primitives vol. 1 + 2
mirah – advisory committee
bob james – three
miighty flashlight – s/t
the gerbils – the battle of electricity
milky wimpshake – lovers not fighters
lenola – treat me to some life
japancakes – belmondo
the go-betweens – bright yellow bright orange
mono – you are there
godspeed – slow riot for new zero kanada
kieran hebden and steve reid – the exchange session vol.2
devendra banhart – rejoicing in the hands
suntan – send you home
yo la tengo – the sounds of the sounds of science
the long winters – when I pretend to fall
kronos quartet – pieces of africa
the olivia tremor control – john peel session
sundial – libertine
dave douglas – keystone cd/dvd
pavement – shady lane ep
pure records – a choice collection of funk 45s
quasi – field studies
charalambides – a vintage burden
eero koivistoinen – for children
okkervil river – black sheep boy
the evens – get evens
the microphones – mount eerie
avarus – ruskeatimantti 2xcd
slapp happy – acnalbasac noom
rudresh mahanthappa – kinsmen
spoon – a series of sneaks
black dice – beaches & canyons
the mirrors – 13 patient flowers
black dice – cold hands
danse manatee – s/t
califone – deceleration one
darla 100 – 1994-2000
cass mccombs – prefection
turin brakes – ether song
tanakh – ardent fevers
architecture in helsinki – places like this
entrance – the kingdom of heaven must be taken by storm!
john zorn – the big gundown
stereolab – switched on vol. 2
magnolia electric co. - what comes after the blues
steven r. smith – crown of marches
the anomoanon – s/t
queens of the stone age – s/t
jennifer gentle – ectoplasmic garden party 2xcd
wild billy childish – crimes against music
brave captain – nothing lives long....
kukl – holidays in europe
the day the earth met the rocket from the tombs
thee headcoatees – punk girls
the milkshakes – the milkshakes' revenge
kakashi – mountain love
asbestosdeath – dejection unclean
twilight circus dub sound system – other worlds of dub
bablicon – the orange tapered moon
a northern chorus – spirit flags
climax golden twins – highly bred and sweetly tempered
material issue – destination universe
residual echoes – phoenician flu and ancient ocean
marble sheep – whirl live 2xcd
ted leo/pharmacists – hearts of oak
chicago underground quartet – s/t
madlib – mind fusion vol.1
cass mccombs – a
the apples in stereo – her wallpaper reverie
soft machine – facelift
naked city – live vol.1
peanut butter wolf – yo! 45 raps vol.1
the ex + guests – instant
merrell fankhauser – maui
pinback – some voices
trembling blue stars – broken by whispers
spiritualized – amazing grace
kin ping meh – s/t
ultramagnetic mc's – critical beatdown
pharaoh overlord – II
elliot smith – from a basement on the hill
paik – satin black
jackie-o motherfucker – liberation
6 organs of admittance – the manifestation
morgen – s/t
dead meadow – s/t
and you will know us... - elena's tomb
photon band – it's a lonely planet
konk – the sound of konk
tanakh – villa claustrophobia
boris – akuma no uta
bardo pond – amanita
the exploding hearts – guitar romantic
neil young – ragged glory
harmonia – musik von harmonia
circle – andexelt
black dice – creature comforts
tarkio – omnibus
nobukazu takemura – hoshi no koe
circle – forest
circle – earthworm
comets on fire – field recordings from the sun
the nels cline singers – draw breath
blues control – s/t
subarachnoid space – also rising
hal blaine - psychedelic percussion/emil richards – stones
the american analog set – know by heart
songs:ohia – hecla & griper
shuji inaba – the rapture of being destroyed is the flipside of the misery of destruction
om – pilgrimage
samara lubelski – parallel suns
liliput – s/t 2xcd
cass mccombs – not the way
kid koala – some of my best friends are djs
japancakes – if I could see dallas
shin jung hyun & the men
unwound – leaves turn inside you
shalabi effect – s/t
acid mothers temple – mantra of love
kinsi/paik/surface of eceyon – crickets and fireflies
set fire to flames – sings reign rebuilder
major stars – syntoptikon
richard davies – barbarians
windsor for the derby – the emotional rescue
the world of arthur russell
six organs of admittance – compathia
brian glaze – let's go to the sea
the war on drugs – wagonwheel blues
destroyer – thief
boy racer – boyfuckingracer
putting the morr back in morrissey – a morr music compilation
dead meadow – howls from the hills
sunny day real estate – the rising tide
the khan jamal creative arts ensemble – drumdance to the motherland
kawabata makoto & the mothers of invasion – hot rattlesnakes
bettie serveert – private suit
bardo pond – dilate
make up – sound verite
cambodian greatest soundtrack #2 – khmer rocks
ikara colt – basic instructions ep
the pastels – illuminati
the notwist – s/t
the books – thought for food
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 19:21 (1 week ago) Permalink
really digging this cd by a northern chorus. never heard them before.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 19:23 (1 week ago) Permalink
as in: i'm totally gonna keep this northern chorus cd.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 19:25 (1 week ago) Permalink
Circle are fun. how come i never listen to Circle?
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:03 (1 week ago) Permalink
Lots of things I love in there. Great find!
― Evan, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:09 (1 week ago) Permalink
my pal from another record store was right next to me the whole time. he got just as much good stuff. enough for everybody though.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:10 (1 week ago) Permalink
I really like Lenola a lot but you might not? The Swerving Corpse is super wonky. A Northern Chorus sounds nice. Haven't ever listened to them, or not since 2003 when they would probably come on some early internet radio stations I used to check out. They seem familiar is all.
― Evan, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:18 (1 week ago) Permalink
Wow, Morgen on CD! And for a dollar!
― brimstead, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:28 (1 week ago) Permalink
Broken by Whispers! And SmAlLer!
― Austin, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:36 (1 week ago) Permalink
― Austin, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:37 (1 week ago) Permalink
i was really enjoying Lenola today! i never really listened to them much.
guys i knew in philly back then who were in the band aspera ad astra loved all that stuff.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:41 (1 week ago) Permalink
kinda hoping when i saw this stuff today that there was some stars of the lid lurking in the boxes but nope.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:42 (1 week ago) Permalink
The Sunbeam Morgen reissue is official I think. Great lp anyway, they put out Dragonfly around teh same time too.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:47 (1 week ago) Permalink
morgen i got is a south korean boot. of all things. there are lots of boots. eva. radioactive. etc.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 22:36 (1 week ago) Permalink
someone i know wanted to trade me an original for 200 dollars in trade. i decided to stick with my scorpio vinyl.
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 22:37 (1 week ago) Permalink