"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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:03 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

thanks for that, river wolf.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 26 April 2007 03:14 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

The Real Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 26 April 2007 12:09 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (7 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 (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 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 (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

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 (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

i.e. getting there as soon as they open?

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 (5 months ago) Permalink

What I learned in college is to just go often and look thoroughly.

nickn, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 06:36 (5 months ago) Permalink


los blue jeans, Monday, 4 May 2015 06:22 (5 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

BREAKAWAY, Sep 27 - $1
Kleeer – Seeekret (Atlantic 1985)

RECYCLED READS, Oct 12 - 50 cents
Seona McDowell – Australian Ballads: The Early Years (Folkways 1981)

WATERLOO, Oct 25 - $1 each
Anita 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 most
The 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 later
Takashi – 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 each
Country Gazette – A Traitor In Our Midst! (United Artists 1972) -- totally bored me, though the LP cover was notably offensive
Stackridge – s/t (MCA 1971)

SID’S LAGOON (HOUSTON), 28 November - $1 each
Herman 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)

Phil Harris – That’s What I Like About The South (RCA Camden 1958)

Arthur Blythe – Illusions (Columbia 1980) 50 cents
Lindsay 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 song
Prince – For You (Warner Bros. 1978) -- amazingly, never owned a copy of this before
Uriah Heep – Salisbury (Mercury 1971)
Tony Joe White – Black And White (Monument 1969) -- w/ "Polk Salad Annie"

xhuxk, Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:40 (4 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Free bins at PooBah's:

The Threepenny Opera (2 LP set but I just noticed one disk has a serious warp)
Hair - Original Broadway Cast
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Ruth Wallis - Hot Songs for Cool Nights
Firesign Theater - Waiting for the Electrician
The Womenfolk - at the hungry i (1965, never heard of them, but looks promising)

nickn, Saturday, 18 July 2015 20:40 (2 months ago) Permalink

$1 ea:
B-52s - Whammy!
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks S/T
Leon Russell - Life & Love
Style Council - Our Favourite Shop

hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 30 July 2015 17:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

I love Dan Hicks! Don't know of a S/T release though, is it Original Recordings?

(Which contains "Milk Shakin' Mama," and any Hicks fans who haven't seen this, you really should:

Half as cool as Man Sized Action (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:31 (2 months ago) Permalink

Hadn't seen that before and it's awesome. Love Dan Hicks, did take me a while to get over the band name though.

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:40 (2 months ago) Permalink

I thought "Original Recordings" was a 'false' title, like ZOSO. But I don't know much.

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 31 July 2015 14:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

END OF AN EAR, July 4 - 50 cents each
Ambrosia – Ambrosia (Warner Bros 1975 – 1978 pressing)
The Bottle Ups – Boppalina Goes West (Rainbow Sweden EP 1985)
The DeBarges – The DeBarges (Gordy DJ Copy 1981)
Freak Brothers – “Freak The Beat” (Subway Belgium 12-inch 1988)
Isley Jasper Isley – Broadway’s Closer To Sunset Blvd (CBS Associated 1984)
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds – Life (Casablanca 1977)
Jebediah – Rock ‘N’ Soul (Epic 1978)
Meercaz – Space Hate (Tic Tac Totally EP 2010)
National Lampoon – That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick! (Label 21 1977)
Billy Ocean – “European Queen (No More Love On The Run)” (Jive Spain 12-inch 1984)
Phil N The Blanks – Lands And Peoples (Pink 1982)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels – Sock It To Me! (New Voice 1967)
Snopek – First Band On The Moon (Mountain Railroad 1980)
Transvision Vamp – Pop Art (Uni 1988)
Wiseblood – “Motorslug” (Wax Trax! 12-inch 1985)
The Yankees – High N’ Inside (Big Sound 1978)
Yazz – Wanted (Big Life UK 1988)

END OF AN EAR, August 8 - 50 cents each
The Bolshoi – “Sob Story”/”Amsterdam”/”Crosstown Traffic” (Situation Two EP 1985)
Peabo Bryson – Reaching For The Sky (Capitol 1978)
China Crisis – Working With Fire And Steel (Virgin 1983)
Richard “Dimples” Fields – Mmm… (RCA 1984)
Flying Lizards – “Money”/”Summertime Blues” (Virgin 12-inch 1979)
Incredible String Band – U (Elektra 2xLP 1970)
Kansas – Masque (Kirshner 1975)
Kissing The Pink – “Stand Up (Get Down)” (Magnet/WEA UK 12-inch 1988)
New Marines – No Peace (American/Enigma EP 1983)
3rd Bass – “Steppin’ To The A.M.” (Def Jam 12-inch 1989)

WATERLOO, August 8 - $1 each
April Wine – Stand Back (Aquarius/Big Tree 1975)
Meg Christian – Face The Music (Olivia 1977)
Walter Egan – Not Shy (Columbia 1978)
Chico Freeman – Tradition In Transition (Elektra Musician 1982)
Hunters And Collectors – Human Frailty (I.R.S. 1986)
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross – The Way-Out Voices Of (Odyssey c. late ‘60s)
Johnny Lee – Lookin’ For Love (Full Moon/Asylum 1980)

ANTONE’S, August 15 - $1 each
B-52s – Mesopotamia (Warner Bros. EP 1982)
Bonzo Dog Band – The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse (Sunset 1978)
Dȗrocs – Dȗrocs (Capitol 1979)
Foxx – Set Me Free (Malaco 1986)
Rainbow – Rising (Polydor 1976)
Pat Travers – Pat Travers (Polydor 1976)
(Various) – Live Stiffs (Stiff 1978)

BREAKAWAY, August 15 - $1 each
Ambrosia – Somewhere I’ve Never Traveled (Warner Bros. 1976)
City Boy – Dinner At The Ritz (Mercury 1976)
Tom T. Hall – The Rhymer And Other Five And Dimers (Mercury 1973)
Jerry Reed – Texas Bound And Flyin’ (RCA 1980)

HALF-PRICE BOOKS off I-35, South Austin, today - $1 each
George Benson – Bad Benson (CTI 1974)
Budgie – Bandolier (A&M 1975)
Nick Gilder – Frequency (Chrysalis 1979)
Silverfish – With Scrambled Eggs (Creation UK EP 1992)

And yes, I know I typo'd "Lindsay Lohan" up above.

xhuxk, Saturday, 12 September 2015 21:56 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

That Mitch Ryder, Budgie and Silverfish would make me pretty happy if I found them. Actually been looking for that Silverfish for a while, don't know why I can find everything else by them but that.

We Boo... The Cross (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 13 September 2015 02:14 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Jane Edwards, Hunger for Reality (Newborn 197?)
Terry Garthwaite, Hand in Glove (Fantasy 1978)
Tommy Overstreet, Heaven Is My Woman's Love (Dot 1972)
Tommy Overstreet, Live from the Silver Slipper (ABC 1975)
Lester Flatt and Mac Wiseman, Lester 'n' Mac (RCA 1970)
The Osborne Brothers, Ru-beeeee (Decca 1970)
Stoneground, Flat Out (Flat Out 1976)
Lainie Kazan, Right Now! (MGM ?)
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Changing Woman (MCA 1975)
Mimi Farina and Tom Jans, Take Heart (A&M 1972)
Etta James, Stickin' to My Guns (Island 1990)
Herbie Mann, Hold On, I'm Comin' Live 1972 (Atlantic 1973)
Mental as Anything, If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? (A&M 1982)
Lana Cantrell, The Now of Then! (RCA 1969)
Ben E. King, Rough Edges (Maxwell 1970)
Rod Hart, Breakeroo! (Plantation 1976)

Edd Hurt, Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

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