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

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

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

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

gaz (gaz), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 07:31 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Charity shops, ahhhh

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 08:47 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

sucka (sucka), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 21:48 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Josh Timmermann (Josh Timmermann), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 22:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Applepie Baseball, Thursday, 2 October 2003 01:20 (11 years ago) Permalink

Neil Young - "On The Beach" vinyl

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

retort pouch (retort pouch), Thursday, 2 October 2003 02:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

retort pouch (retort pouch), Thursday, 2 October 2003 02:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

keith (keithmcl), Thursday, 2 October 2003 02:39 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 2 October 2003 05:52 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 April 2007 02:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

the table is the table, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Tape Store, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

thanks for that, river wolf.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

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

akm, Thursday, 26 April 2007 06:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

pisces, Thursday, 26 April 2007 11:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Stevie D, Thursday, 26 April 2007 12:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

The Real Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 26 April 2007 12:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Woah. Was waiting for the bus in my college days (late 70s) and it started to rain so I ducked into the Western Auto (Olympia WA).... browsing through the $1.99 bin full of Conway Twitty and Buck Owens albums I scored a Gato Barbieri LP, Sun Ra's Heliocentric Worlds Vol 1 (ESP), and Ornette's "NY Eye and Ear Control".

I have never, ever, ever, ever, had that kind of weird luck again.

factcheckr, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

Purchased for one Canadian dollar, after which it went on to become my alltime favourite. The most lopsided deal since Dutch settlers bought Manhattan Island for $24 worth of beads. (Altho that's probably just a myth.)

Myonga Vön Bontee, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Just recently I bought Flare's "Hung" for 99 cents from half.com. The shipping cost more than twice that.

Jazzbo, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

I know I've posted this in some other thread, but in a chainstore cutout bin full of Firefall/Fotomaker 70s American rock, a Virgin import of Slapp Happy's "Desperate Straights." Three for a buck, so 33 cents!

Dan Peterson, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

Gang of Four "Entertainment"
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos "The Best of Buck Owens" (actually this was free!)

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

The Sheena Easton CD with the Prince song, the Eddie Jobson solo CD "Zinc." Sold both for fairly stupid money on the 'bay.

ellaguru, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

I bought the Complete Shakespeare in hardcover for $1.

It was a little warped and scratchy sounding, and kept skipping partway through Coriolanus, but still!

M.V., Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

Some great records I remember finding for 25/50c in the thrift village are:

David Bowie Low LP
David Bowie Station to Station LP
Nancy & Lee LP
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Planet Rock 12"
Eddie Bo Hook & Sling 45
James Brown Escape-ism 45
Effie Smith Harper Valley PTA 45
Syl Johnson Is It Because I'm Black 45

city worker, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

This thread title reminds me of when I bought a copy of Super Junky Monkey's "Screw Up" for a cent. I kinda felt bad afterwards, I thought it deserved more.

Jack Burton, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

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

2 months pass...

Orpheus Records (formerly in DC, currently in Arlington) going out of business sale--vinyl for a buck

Grupo Sportivo- Mistakes
Ian Dury-Lord Upminster
Mickey Jupp's legend
Skids-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 lp
from reckless records in chicago
plus tons and tons of shit from the dusty groove 35 cent bin

sam york, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 12:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

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

1 month passes...

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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

$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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

mostly keepers?

a lake full of ancient spices (los blue jeans), Wednesday, 1 January 2014 16:45 (11 months ago) Permalink

Almost all! Several of the most recent finds are still sinking in, though. And I'm still on a fence about that Tracy Nelson album that Christgau gave a C- to.

Favorites so far: KC & Sunshine, Mandel, Kaleidoscope, Martinez, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, War, Rheingold, Foxes (esp. the very disco-metal side 3 w/ Angel and Keith Forsey), Material, Rex, Schnazz, Skyy, Stanley Band.

NY R&R Ensemble isn't nearly as heavy as their followup from 1970, so that's definitely kinda disappointing. And I'm regretfully starting to realize I respect Dick Gaughan's Socialist-leaning Celtic folk more than I actually enjoy listening to it. (I've got 2 albums by him, both live -- Not sure I've ever even heard a studio one.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 19:55 (11 months ago) Permalink

Er...SCOTTISH folk, I meant.

Horslips are the Celtic ones. Music if not vocals on the album I just got sounds sufficiently Tull-like so far; seems like it could use more Lizzy, though (compared to the stuff by them I've liked most in the past; e.g., "Sure The Boy Was Green" off Aliens.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 20:11 (11 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

BREAKAWAY, Jan 24, $1 LPs
Dion and the Belmonts – Wish Upon A Star With (Laurie 1961)
Charlie Dore – Where to Now (Island 1979)
Foxy – Foxy (Dash 1976)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts – Wise Guy (Sire/Ze 1982)
Pamala Stanley – This Is Hot (EMI America 1979)

Cutthroats 9 – Cutthroats 9 (Man’s Ruin 2000)
Dysrhythmia – Pretest (Relapse 2003)
Mordred – In This Life (Noise/BMG 1991)
Neurosis – Souls At Zero (Alternative Tentacles 1992)
...plus, at $2, Peter Shapiro – Turn The Beat Around: The Secret History Of Disco (Faber and Faber hardcover 2005)

BREAKAWAY, Feb 15, $1 LPs
Tyrone Brunson – Fresh (Believe In A Dream 1984)
Rocky Burnette – Son Of Rock & Roll (EMI America 1980)
Lou Christie – Lightning Strikes (MGM 1966)
Darling – Put It Down To Experience (Charisma 1979)
Howard Devoto – Jerky Versions Of The Dream (IRS 1983)
(Various) – Everything New Is Old…Everything Old Is New (Ambient Sound 1982)

PIRAHNA’S (Round Rock), Feb 22, $1 LPs
Laurie Anderson/John Giorno/William Burroughs – You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With (Giorno Poetry Systems 2xLP 1981)
A Split Second – Kiss Of Fury (Antler Subway 1990)
Donnie Iris – The High And The Mighty (MCA 1982)
Jermaine Jackson – Feel The Fire (Motown 1977)
Randy Newman – Little Criminals (Warner Bros. 1977)
Pop Maru – Pop Maru (Wasp 1983)
Trammps – The Best Of (Atlantic 1978)

Garage sale in Round Rock, Feb 22, $1 CD
Gary Allan – Used Heart For Sale (Decca 1996)

OFF THE BEATEN PATH, Milwaukee, March 12, $1 LPs
Patty Duke – Don’t Just Stand There (United Artists 1965)
Eddie Kendricks – Eddie Kendricks (Tamla 1973)
Mass Production – Believe (Cotillion 1977)

BULLSEYE RECORDS, Milwaukee, March 12, $1 LPs
El Chicano – El Chicano (MCA 1973)
Georgia Satellites – Open All Night (Elektra 1988)
The Inmates – First Offence (Polydor 1979)
Grace Jones – Fame (Island 1978)
Grace Jones – Muse (Island 1979)
The Scooters – Young Girls (EMI America 1980)
Rhythm Method – Paquet De Cinq (Transcity EP 1982)
S.S. Fools – S.S. Fools (Columbia 1976)
Steppenwolf – Monster (Dunhill 1979)

Some random nameless thrift store, Milwaukee, March 13, $2 (!) LP
The Passions – Thirty Thousand Feet Over China (Polydor UK 1981)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:03 (9 months ago) Permalink

Oops -- Steppenwolf obv. '69, not '79.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:10 (9 months ago) Permalink

The Inmates – First Offence (Polydor 1979)

This is a really cool record! They cover "Dirty Water" by the Standells but change the references to be about the Thames, I think. Good garage/pub rock thing.

Marty Paich - Jazz City Workshop
Ben Webster - The Consummate Artistry of...
Bennie Green - Blows His Horn, Soul Stirrin'
Blues Image - s/t
Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Seeds - A Web of Sound
Soft Cell - Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing
The Gap Band - IV

The jazz LPs look pretty thrashed but sound great (they're "deep groove" pressings).

Drunk Horse - Tanning Salon/Biblical Proportions, s/t
Forte - Stranger Than Fiction
AMSG - Anti-Cosmic Tyranny
Vasaeleth - All Uproarious Darkness
Grave Miasma - Odori Sepulcrorum

brains hangin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 07:17 (9 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

At the Pasadena City College swap meet.

$1 each:
Stephen Stills - first album
Renaissance - Prologue
Julie Drsicoll & Brian Auger - Jools
Melanie - first album

50 cents eah:
Bob Newhart - The Button-Down Mind Of
Bob Newhart - The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!

Also got the REM book, Talk About The Passion, for 50 cents.

nickn, Sunday, 6 April 2014 21:08 (8 months ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Went to 2 thrift stores outside of the city and CLEANED UP, with LPs mostly going for 50 cents apiece. I also found a set of 7 Peanuts comic paperbacks from 1970, each for under a quarter. Plus a first edition of "Pet Semetary" for $1.50! The LPs:

Steppenwolf "At Your Birthday Party"
The Ventures "Hawaii Five-O"
"Midnight Cowboy" OST
Aretha Franklin "Lady Soul"
Henry Mancini "The Pink Panther"
Elvis "In Hal Wallis' Blue Hawaii"
Jefferson Starship "Winds of Change" (actually I found a "Ventures Perform Telstar" LP with no jacket that I snuck in here
Chubby Checker "For Twisters Only"
The Dave Clark Five "Return!"
Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells"
"Snoopy's Christmas"
"24 Original Happening Hits" (w Love "My Little Red Book" & The Seeds "Pushing Too Hard")
Enoch Light "Presenting" (on Tiara)
Eagles s/t

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 May 2014 05:02 (7 months ago) Permalink

I wanna play a video game that looks like this.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 May 2014 05:06 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

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

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

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

xhuxk, Sunday, 18 May 2014 19:47 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

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

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

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

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

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

xhuxk, Saturday, 2 August 2014 19:43 (4 months ago) Permalink

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

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 2 August 2014 20:44 (4 months ago) Permalink

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

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

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

nickn, Sunday, 3 August 2014 06:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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

los blue jeans, Friday, 19 September 2014 03:01 (3 months ago) Permalink

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


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

xhuxk, Sunday, 21 September 2014 02:04 (3 months ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

xhuxk, Sunday, 21 September 2014 02:09 (3 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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

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

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

1 month passes...

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

nickn, Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:14 (Yesterday) Permalink

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