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 (11 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
Score! $2 ea:Bill Frisell - RamblerThe Jazz Butcher Conspiracy - Distressed Gentlefolk
― hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:05 (2 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 (2 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 (2 months ago) Permalink
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 CatskillsPortrait of Adlai Stevenson (long interview from '56; the LP came out in '60)Eisenhower
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 (1 month ago) Permalink
Came across this the other day at the same Goodwill mentioned above:http://www.discogs.com/Remains-The-Remains/release/2949219
― kwhitehead, Monday, 20 April 2015 13:34 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago) Permalink
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 (1 month ago) Permalink
What I learned in college is to just go often and look thoroughly.
― nickn, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 06:36 (1 month ago) Permalink
― los blue jeans, Monday, 4 May 2015 06:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
BREAKAWAY, Sep 27 - $1Kleeer – Seeekret (Atlantic 1985)
RECYCLED READS, Oct 12 - 50 centsSeona McDowell – Australian Ballads: The Early Years (Folkways 1981)
WATERLOO, Oct 25 - $1 eachAnita 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 mostThe 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 laterTakashi – 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 eachCountry Gazette – A Traitor In Our Midst! (United Artists 1972) -- totally bored me, though the LP cover was notably offensiveStackridge – s/t (MCA 1971)
SID’S LAGOON (HOUSTON), 28 November - $1 eachHerman 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)
WATERLOO RECORDS, March 7 - $1Phil Harris – That’s What I Like About The South (RCA Camden 1958)
RECYCLED READS, March 14Arthur Blythe – Illusions (Columbia 1980) 50 centsLindsay 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 songPrince – For You (Warner Bros. 1978) -- amazingly, never owned a copy of this beforeUriah Heep – Salisbury (Mercury 1971)Tony Joe White – Black And White (Monument 1969) -- w/ "Polk Salad Annie"
― xhuxk, Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:40 (4 days 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 (4 days 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 (4 days 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 (4 days 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 (4 days 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 (4 days 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 (4 days ago) Permalink