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
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 (6 months ago) Permalink
BREAKAWAY, Aug 23, $1 each LPsAurra – 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 CDsBabasonicos – Mucho (Universal Music Latino 2008)Bruce Cockburn – Christmas (Columbia 1993)Michelle Shocked – Arkansas Traveler (Mercury 1992)
RECYCLED READS, Sep 20, 50-cent each LPsJohnny 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 CDsToby 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 (6 months ago) Permalink
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 (5 months ago) Permalink
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 (3 months ago) Permalink
Found (and purchased) this morning at a Goodwill in Westport, CT (all lp's)
Love-Four SailThe Tony Williams Lifetime-EgoDuke Ellington & John ColtraneHerbie Mann-London UndergroundHerbie Mann-Push PushThe Sufi ChoirTalking Heads-Stop Making SensePharoah Sanders-Jewels of ThoughtTerje Rydpal-What Comes AfterJohn Lennon/Plastic Ono BandDavid Holland Quartet-Conference of the BirdsSoft Machine-Soft Machine SixPharoah Sanders-KarmaThe Tony Williams Lifetime- (turn it over)Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressJohn McLaughlin-DevotionSam Rivers-SizzleCecil Taylor-Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has ComeMiles Davis-Get Up With It
Merry Christmas to me.
― kwhitehead, Monday, 22 December 2014 20:55 (3 months ago) Permalink
Impressive. Good condition?
― nickn, Monday, 22 December 2014 22:46 (3 months ago) Permalink
Yeah I would've walked out of that place with a giant smile on my face. California thrifts are all terminally picked over so it's rare to find even one good thing.
― GUARD YOUR EARS!!! ...with Gorman's. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 22 December 2014 23:39 (3 months ago) Permalink
good scores kwhitehead. especially in a goodwill!
dave holland's conference of the birds and miles' get up with are two of my all-time jazz records, those are amazing
― marcos, Monday, 22 December 2014 23:45 (3 months ago) Permalink
I've had a quite a year at the area Goodwills. Seems to me there was quite a bit of attic/basement cleanout happening in the New Haven area. The condition of many are quite good and the remainder are dingy but serviceable. I plan on giving them all a good cleaning.
― kwhitehead, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:07 (3 months ago) Permalink
Oh, and regarding Gooodwill record shopping, it's all about the timing.
― kwhitehead, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:11 (3 months ago) Permalink
went to one record fair where I could not find anything to buy. twas so dispiriting! felt like I'd wasted my day, until I flipped through a $1 box and found the Metroplex 12" of Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes - "Goodbye Kiss":
didn't want to take any chances on further luck - snatched it up and I'm outta here...!
― Paul, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:15 (3 months ago) Permalink
that's the one I usually remember first, but I also bought my copy of Metro's 1976 self-titled LP for $1:
I got it thanks to a mention by Ted White in reference to Lou Stathis' wake. also picked up their second album, produced by Mike Thorne. when I hear "Criminal World" I wonder if the insistent pulse inspired the drums & guitar in "I Should Have Known Better".
― Paul, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:30 (3 months ago) Permalink
― ©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 1 January 2015 20:23 (3 months ago) Permalink
i would not hesitate to buy that for a dollar
― breakfast josiah (los blue jeans), Sunday, 4 January 2015 02:37 (3 months ago) Permalink
First dollar-bin dig in a while. The bins round these parts have been very dry of late; everything that used to be a dollar is now $5+ due to the vinyl boom. Was pleasantly surprised today by:
Love Tractor - This Ain't No Outerspace ShipThe Tubes - The Completion Backwards PrincipleBig Country - SteeltownSqueeze - Sweets From a StrangerAngel City - DarkroomDire Straits - EPGraham Parker & the Shot - Steady Nervesand best of all: Keith Jarrett - Staircase (jacket and sleeves a little rough but vinyl is 100%)
― hardcore dilettante, Friday, 20 February 2015 02:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
Score! $2 ea:Bill Frisell - RamblerThe Jazz Butcher Conspiracy - Distressed Gentlefolk
― hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:05 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks ago) Permalink