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

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I found the Russian Futurists debut album at a store for 92 cents. A pristine vinyl copy of Jimi Hendrix's "In the West" for 99 cents. For a shiny quarter, Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly". The blue 10" vinyl version of Eels' "Electro-Shock Blues", 2 copies, a buck apiece.


Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 05:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tweet 'Southern Hummingbird' - I think that it was mislabelled or something, in the sale bin at JB HiFi. Cheaper than downloading/burning it!

Michael Dieter, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 05:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

No, I got my copy of Tweet for $2 from JB too. Vast overstock, it seems, based on nobody buying the album after the single did well. It was worth a couple of times more than that just for the single, and also "Drunk".

edward o (edwardo), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 06:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Original pressing of the first Neu! album in a suburban junk shop 10 years ago. Only cost me a pound!

NickB (NickB), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 07:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I got the first three Slowdive vinyl EPs at a store in Montreal for a dollar each. Yee-ha! I'm sure there's some Slowdive-haters out there who are ready to post some witty remark, bit I don't care - those EPs were fab.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 07:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oooh - I also remember buying a bunch of the early OMD singles in a charity shop for 25p each a couple of months ago...

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 08:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Shangri-Las singles on Redbird Records, 50 cents each! Woo!

kate (kate), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 09:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

stuff just bought for a quid each. new futureshock album, broadcast 'noise made by people' promo copy, and palace of pleasure on Sunday Best ..
the best thing recently is Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band live album from 1960's.
fine copy. no scratches. perfect sound. and superb old school soul music. pumped up. all for a massive 50pence. charity shops ...
god bless em.

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 10:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

First Randy Newman LP (in the original clouds cover!!) and a white label test pressing of the first Kraftwerk LP, 20p each from the late-lamented Goldhawk Road Record & Tape Exchange.

harveyw (harveyw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think probably 95% of what I've ever bought has been really cheap. I try to avoid paying over £6 for a CD and/or vinyl if possible and it usually works, if you're patient and/or diligent. Also buying cheaply is a great way of investigating bands/artists you might never have considered investigating before.

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

... that should read "over six pounds"

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

well chuffed with the sunday best cd, 'palace of pleasure'. mad off the wall orb-like dubbed up ambience mixed with gorgeous melodies and all sorts of extra sonic fun.
well worth the coin. has this actually been released in the uk ?

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the vinyl soundtrack to "Scarface" at the WFMU record thing last october. only a buck.

Kingfish (Kingfish), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I picked up a very cheap copy of Donald Fagen's Nightfly - though mine was a buck, not 25 cents. I also got a somewhat worn copy of Randy Newman's Sail Away for a buck.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That Goldhawk Road R&TE was the business. My best find in there (amongst many good ones) was probably a nice original gatefold copy of the Upsetters "Return of Django" LP for 20p. I think Harvey was there that day.

Tim (Tim), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh God it sounds like the best record store ever

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Raybeats~Guitar Beat
Body Meta~ornette
Best of The Troggs

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Gordian Knot--Tones LP (Awesome Nancy Sinatra-discovered sixties group; AMG calls it a sought-after collectors item, fifty cents)
The Lovin' Spoonful--You're A Big Boy Now OST (fifty cents)
Whipping Boy--We Don't Need Nobody Else CDEP (one dollar)
Gary Numan--The Pleasure Principle 8-track (one dollar)

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Unbelievable Truth's - Building single (limited to 1000) - 50 pence
Mark Gardiner's shifty disco single (limited to 1000) - 50 pence
Animals that Swim - I Was the King, I Really Was the King - 1 pound
Rex - C - $1 Canadian
Mansun - Six - $1 Canadian

so, um, nothing great, but didn't break the bank either.

Jonathan (Jonathan), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How nice to see the Gordian Knot mentioned! That LP really is the business.

harveyw (harveyw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Nearly all of my best Classical albums were each less than a greenback. Lot's of Blue Angel and Columbia Masterworks titles, too -- Estate sales, mostly.

I got a pristine mid-50's Oscar Petterson album on Clef for around a buck.

....Much more - those are the first that come to mind.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Body Meta~ornette

Great deal! I just paid $10 for the Artist House LP of this on E-bay.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ABCADERIANS -'Smiling Monarch' 12" on Factory for 50p in Oxfam

Last weekend a mint copy of Hambi and The Dance LP 'Heartache' for 50p. (Collectors Recds, Kingston)

Dr. C (Dr. C), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I love scrounges like this. My fave result I think remains Roy Montgomery's Songs From the South Island.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Eno&Fripp "No Pussyfooting"
Mr Fingers "Introduction"
First Divine Styler solo record

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, someone else has actually heard that record? Yeah, "If Only I Could Fly" is one of my favourite songs from the era.

I'd put the record up on slsk, but it's only on vinyl...

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Metal Urbain "Panik" 7", Metal Boys 7", and Pil's "Death Disco" 7", all for $1.00 each at Jerry's Records in Pittsburgh, PA. And at a church flea market in Cleveland, OH, a sealed copy of a live double album by Curtis Mayfield, also $1.00.

"No New York" at Jerry's for $3.00. Not a buck, but not too bad, either.

Stephen Boyle (SBoyle), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 16:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Plan 9 here in Richmond has a giant $1 vinyl section, and I can't remember everything I've bought there but here's some:
Lovin' Spoonful - Incense and Peppermints
Tommy Roe and the Shondells - some album with his hits and then being interviewed in between the songs, which is pretty hot
Neil Young - Decade

NA (Nick A.), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 18:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dammit, I mean Tommy Roe (which is the one with the interviews) and Tommy James and the Shondells. I am a dumbnuts.

NA (Nick A.), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 18:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Latest: Voodoo Queens - Supermodel Superficial (on red vinyl) for 99p on ebay.

Ben Dot, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 23:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Charity shops do indeed rule...

OMD - Architecture & Morality
Replacements - Pleased To Mee Me
Miracle Legion - Me & Mr Ray (Anyone else actually like this?)
Laurie Anderson - Big Science
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Gang of Four - Hard (Eeek!)
New Order - Substance

And dozens of classical things: Debussy, Penderecki, Ligeti, Bartok et al

...on vinyl for a round 50c or $1 ea.

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i've bought heaps of 7 inch singles for A$1 and more than the occasional CD, but nothing that especially sticks out in my mind.. a couple of the 45s were on the Sarah label but that's about as exciting as it gets really.

the surface noise (electricsound), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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

thanks for that, river wolf.

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

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

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

one 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

two 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

three 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

one 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

two 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

two 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

CD: Bjork's "Homogenic" and Saint Etienne's "Tiger Bay"

Stacey Q - "Two of Hearts"
Afro-Rican - "Give it All You Got", Sun Town pressing
TLC - "Diggin' on Me"
Whitney Houston - "I'm Every Woman" (gatefold 2x12")
C+C Music Factory: "Things that Make You Go Hmmmm", "Gonna Make You Sweat"
The KLF - 3AM Eternal (Live at the S.S.L.)
Missy Elliot - "Supa Dupa Fly"
Black Box - "Everybody, Everybody"

Jomanda Lepore (Stevie D), Sunday, 1 March 2009 23:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Curious about this Stacey Q, will investigate.

Still More Goth Than Your Cat's Asshole (Bimble), Sunday, 1 March 2009 23:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

captain beefheart 'trout mask replica' gatefold LP in fantastic condition - 50 cents
best of ELO LP, brand new - 50 cents

6335, Monday, 2 March 2009 00:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

$1 each LPs, garage sale, North Austin, last Saturday:

The Move Looking On (Capitol, no year listed)
Weather Report Sweetnighter (Columbia, 1973)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 03:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Move LP was 1970, apparently.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bob Dylan, Planet Waves (original Asylum edition), 99¢ -- Wal Mart, 1979
Pigpen, Daylight, $1.00 -- Uncle Buck's, Oxford, 1997

WmC, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 04:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Citywide Garage Sale," Austin, today:

Joan Armatrading How Cruel (A&M EP, 1979) free
Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley Just Good Old Boys (Columbia LP, 1979) $1
Johnny Bristol Feeling The Magic (MGM LP, 1975) $1
Cold Chisel Cold Chisel (Elektra LP, 1980) $1
Headpins Line Of Fire (SGR LP, 1983) $2
Jackson Highway Jackson Highway (Capitol LP, 1980) (Never heard of them, but they have tons of facial hair and at least one great song title: "Rock and Roll Man [Hung Up On A Disco Girl]".) $1
Kansas Bringing It Back (Design Ltd. Music LP, 1980) (Strange looking apparent comp that "may contain previously recorded material" on a questionable indie label I never heard of) $1
O.B. McClinton If You Loved Her That Way (Stax LP, 1974) $1
Ronnie Milsip Images (RCA LP, 1979) (Nice gatefold, and possible disco-country potential) $1
Aaron Tippin Greatest Hits...And Then Some (RCA/BMG CD, 1997) (Road-tested about half of this already. Sounded better and tougher than I'd remembered him.) $3

Goodwill Store, North Central Austin, today:

(Various Artists) The Beatnuts Collection 2 (Strictly Break double LP, 2004) (Questionably legal compilation of songs with hopefully nutty beats that the Beatnuts have allegedly sampled, from Enoch Light, Serge Gainsbourg, Roy Ayers, Lou Rawls, Tyrone Davis, Zulema, Ann Peebles, Harry Nilsson, Electric Prunes, Lou Donaldson, Five Stairsteps, etc.) $2
(Various Artists) The Original Toga Party (Adam VIII double LP, 1979 ("As seen on TV" comp of clearly awesome '50s and '60s frat-party hits by the Isley Brothers, Sam Cooke, Dovels, Regents, Orlons, Kingsmen, Bobby Lewis, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, Lee Dorsey, Chips, The Essex, Kingsmen, Tommy James and Shondells, etc.) $2

xhuxk, Sunday, 15 March 2009 01:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oliver and Jasper's International Encyclopedia of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal on Jackson Highway: "This band plays a very commercial style of Southern boogie, but not hard enough to stand alongside other outfits of the genre. Most of Blackfoot guest on one track."

xhuxk, Sunday, 15 March 2009 02:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

BFC (Carl Craig) - 'Elements 1989-1990' on cd for 250yen (£1.80)

sam500, Sunday, 15 March 2009 02:31 (ten years ago) Permalink


Truth Hurts feat. Rakim — "Addictive" 12" $1
Felix feat. Jomanda — "Don't You Want Me" 12" $.50

naus, Sunday, 15 March 2009 05:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

$7.58 total (= $1 to $2 each + tax), some indepedent thrift store at Burnet and W. Koenig in Austin:

Dan Hartman Relight My Fire (Blue Sky LP, 1979)
Harlequins Four "Set It Off"/"Set It Off (With All That You Feel -- Instrumental)" (Jus Born 12-inch, 1985) (Competing cover of Strafe song, released pretty much simultaneously with the original version. This may or may not be my second copy of this; I still need to check)
Ohio Players Greatest Hits (Westbound, 1975) (Their earler, pre-huge-"Fire" crossover hits obv.)
Raze "Jack The Groove"/"Oh Song"/"Jump In Your Dance"/"Bonus" (Grove St. EP, no year listed) (Songwriting, production, mixing, recording studio credited to Vaughan Mason of "Rock Skate Roll Bounce" fame, with some help from one Ben E. Epps. Record label based in Orange, NJ. Pretty sure Raze were considered a sort of Jersey equivalent of house music, so this is probably mid '80s -- And yeah, the copies on line all say 1986, though most of those seem to be on British labels, which presumably means they came out at least slightly later than in the U.S.)
Gil Scott-Heron Moving Target (Arista LP, 1982) (West German pressing, which means this might have been owned by an American soldier stationed there the same time I was, who knows.)

So yeah, not much Rock this time. None, really. Though Dan Hartman does include a version of "Free Ride" with G.E Smith on lead guitar.

Passed up a couple c.-1986 Trax label house 12-inches that looked pretty scratched up, including "The House Music Anthem" by Marshall Jefferson. Also a very indie looking early (1979) Ricky Skaggs album on (bluegrass not rap) Sugar Hill. And a 3-LP live set of Christian rock on Myrrh from 1977 by Phil Keaggy, The Band Called David, and the 2nd Chapter of Acts. I would have bought that one but they wanted to charge me $4 for it, and I'm a cheapskate. Plus I probably never would get around to listening to the whole thing. Feel free to tell me if I was a dumbbell to pass any of those up.

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 March 2009 23:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

even though phil keaggy is my lord and saviour (in his role as frontman for Glass Harp) and i do own a 2nd chapter of acts album that isn't half bad, you can live without the myrrh sampler.

i love raze, by the way!

scott seward, Sunday, 29 March 2009 00:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

$45-or-so total (including $5 entrance fee), Austin Record Convention (which apparently happens twice annually), N. Lamar in Austin morning. (Most old LPs there looked way overpriced -- total sucker-bait. The trick was to stick to $1 and $1.50 bins underneath the tables. Still spent way more money than I should have -- getting to the point where I need to break the habit again. But life is short.):

Ambrosia Life Beyond L.A. (Warner Bros., 1978) (w/ "How Much I Feel." Their highest charting album. Never bought an Ambrosia LP before -- I'm not much of a yachtsman -- and passed up a moldy looking copy of their debut, possibly a fatal mistake.)
American Tears Tear Gas (Columbia, 1975) (W/ a sheet of six band stickers inside. Plus they're wearing shag haircuts and gas masks. Drummer named "Tommy Gunn." Called "plod pomp" in Jasper & Oliver book.)
Carla Bley Sextet (Watt, 1987)
Bus Boys American Worker (Arista, 1982) (Said to be their hard-rock/AOR move, I believe)
Glen Campbell Southern Nights (Capitol, 1977)
Chicken Shack 100 Ton Chicken (Blue Horizon, 1969) (Did not expect them to look so Rennaissance-Fairy.)
Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch (Warner Bros., 1974) (5-star album in first Rolling Stone Record Guide book, fwiw; I recognized the cool cover, though I bet the music sounds stodgier)
Daddy Cool Eagle Rock (Wizard EP, 1982) (Weren't they supposed to be Australia's answer to Sha Na Na or something? Feel like they were decently reviewed in Creem once, but maybe not)
Derringer Derringer (Blue Sky, 1976)
Esperanto Dance Macabre (A&M, 1974) (Apparently prog, though looks decadent in an early Eurodisco kind of way. Zero stars for all three albums in first RS guide!)
John Fred and his Playboy Band Love My Soul (Uni, 1970) (Xgau gave this a B-.)
Golden Earring The Hole (21 Records, 1986)
Head East Head East (A&M, 1978) (w/ "Since You Been Gone")
Head East Get Yourself Up (A&M, 1976) (Funny album cover -- a jeep hauling what looks like a giant load of weed, in the shape of of an Afro)
The Inmates Shot In The Dark (Polydor, 1980) (their second album, w/ their cover of the Music Machine's "Talk Talk," which lots of new wave bands covered, I just realized)
The Invisible Man's Band The Invisible Man's Band (Mango, 1980) (Chris Blackwell-produced disco by former Five Stairsteps, apparently)
Ironhorse Ironhorse (Scotti Brothers, 1979) (feat. Randy Bachman on guitar and vocals. Got some AOR play in Detroit at the time, but I don't think I've heard it since. Passed up a later LP by them.)
Chas Jankel Chas Jankel (A&M, 1981) (Ian Dury's lead Blockhead. W/ "Ai No Corrida," later that year a hit for Quincy Jones)
Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society Mandance (Antilles, 1982)
Shannon Jackson When Colors Play (Caravan of Dreams, 1987) (Same guy; not sure why he dropped the Ronald from his name. This actually made my Pazz & Jop Top 10 the year it came out, strangely enough.)
Tonio K Life In the Foodchain (Full Moon, 1978) (w/ his quasi-hit "Funky Western Civilization")
Tonio K Amerika (Arista, 1980)
Tonio K La Bomba (Capitol EP, 1982)(No real explanation for why I went Tonio Krazy, though I did pass on two later albums by him.)
Malcolm X "No Sell Out" (Tommy Boy 12-inch, 1983) (Music by Keith Leblanc. First time I've owned this in decades; first time I've ever owned it with the Macolm X picture sleeve on it. Looks like a later pressing than the one I had before.)
The Motors Tenement Steps (Virgin, 1980) (In that weird Traffic-like trapezoidal die-cut sleeve)
Juice Newton Dirty Looks (Capitol, 1983) (Sealed, though I won't keep it that way. LP cover looks extremely new wave.)
Nutz Hard Nutz (A&M, 1977) (George is a fan of these guys, I believe. "The proverbial support band and always guaranteed to keep the punters happy," say Jasper and Oliver, who claim "Wallbanger" -- included here -- is their best song. Popoff gives the album a 7/6.)
The Olympics The Officical Record Album Of The Olympics (Rhino, 1984) (Reissue from wannabee Coasters, who apparently had a pile of smallish hits)
Ossian Acelsziv (Artisjus, 1988) (Totally guessing about the record label. Very goofy looking Hungarian metal with unpronounceable song titles)
Sharks First Water (MCA, 1973) (Featuring Andy Fraser from Free on bass, plus a very pre-punk Chris Spedding on guitar!)
Spitballs Spitballs (Bersekley, 1978) (Apparently very short covers of 15 then-forgotten '60s oldies, from uncredited musicians partly produced by Kenny Laguna. Used to see this in cutout bins a lot; had no idea what it was.)
Michael Stanley Band Heartland (EMI, 1980) (w/ "He Can't Love You")
Isaac Payton Sweat Cotton Eyed Joe/Schottische, Jole Blon and Other Bandstand Favorites (Bellaire, year unknown) (One dealer had about 40 sealed copies of this -- weird, since I swear I just googled Isaac Payton Sweat for the first time few days ago. Maybe they used to sell this in country dance halls or something, and nobody bought it. Label is based in Texas; looks extremely cut-rate.)
Talas Sink Your Teeth Into That (Relativity, 1982) (Vaguely remember somebody comparing this power trio to Blue Cheer in a Creem Rock-a-rama or somewhere once. Probably bullshit, but I'm still curious. Popoff gives it a "5," but I don't think he liked Blue Cheer much in the first place. Also I just noticed they have Billy Sheehan on bass.)
Teka Ensemble Golya, Golya, Glice: Hungarian Folk Games And Dances (Hungarian Records, 1980) (Looks cute and authentic at the same time, though the label is based in Teaneck, NJ.)
World Saxophone Quartet Plays Duke Ellington (Nonesuch Digital, 1986) (The "digital" trend for pre-CD vinyl didn't last very long, did it?)
Zuider Zee Zuider Zee (Columbia, 1975) ("Wooden and uninteresting 1975 album from a group with an Abbey Road-era Beatles fixation," RS record guide says. Appropriately given their end-of-alphabetness, they do a song called "Zeebra." Also one called "The Last Song Of Its Kind," but it doesn't say what kind it is.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 5 April 2009 19:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

all the musicians are identified in my copy of spitballs. you know, jonathan richman, greg kihn, members of earth quake, etc. in fact i think it even has a group picture of everyone who played on the album.

scott seward, Sunday, 5 April 2009 19:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

i go nuts playing life in the foodchain really REALLY loud about twice a year. one of my fave albums of all time.

scott seward, Sunday, 5 April 2009 19:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yay! As for Spitballs, really? Because I don't see musician names anywhere, though the baseball team on the back does have faces glued on. Inner sleeve is an original Bersekley yellow one too -- weird!

xhuxk, Sunday, 5 April 2009 19:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Keith Cross and Pete Ross - Bored Civilians
British folk-Rock from 1972 (sorta - touches of the Fairports/ Fotheringay but also a little bit jazz and a little bit rock)
1 euro
Great record

and a bunch of other stuff, not so good, mostly.

sonofstan, Sunday, 5 April 2009 21:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh, yeah, like i said on the vinyl thread, me and the kids went to a book sale and we got two bags of books and videos and 5 records for a buck. great videos too. star wars trilogy boxed-set on vhs! all kinds of stuff. just cuz i'm so generous i gave the people two bucks. these were the records i got. (and they will be going in my ebay pile, probably. everything except the laibach sells for real money):

laibach - s/t (with insert)

current 93 - looney runes (with poster)

current 93 - swastikas for noddy

death in june - nada!

death in june/current 93 - split lp

scott seward, Sunday, 5 April 2009 21:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

A couple others I came real close to buying and passed on, fwiw, were the first Yipes! LP from 1979 (Milwaukee hard powerpop new wave band, and judging from the reviews I'm looking at, I should have paid the $2 they wanted for it) and the Brecker Brothers' Heavy Metal Bebop from 1978 (very intriguing title and goofy LP cover, and I think I didn't hate "Some Skunk Funk" once, but I'm a fusion skeptic. Probably should've shelled out $1 for it anyway.)

Judging from the 50-cent EP I bought, Daddy Cool's 50s schtick is as close to the Flamin' Groovies (maybe even Brownsville Station?) as to Sha Na Na. Still not sure I like these particular songs, though.

xhuxk, Monday, 6 April 2009 00:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

So what was the deal with Ambrosia, anyway? First side of the album I bought starts like medium-hard late '70s Styx pomp-rock; second side starts like quasi-Steely Dan (including a song called "Angola" that sounds like Steely Dan doing minstrel reggae with fake accents bordering on the offensive); the huge hit "How Much I Feel" is blue-eyed ballad schlock that I basically confused with Air Supply at the time. What were thinking? Who was their audience? And how typical is this record?

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 April 2009 16:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

...blue-eyed soul ballad schlock, I mean -- As much Hall and Oates as Air Supply, in retrospect.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 8 April 2009 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

all the musicians are identified in my copy of spitballs. you know, jonathan richman, greg kihn, members of earth quake, etc. in fact i think it even has a group picture of everyone who played on the album.

― scott seward, Sunday, 5 April 2009 19:54 (3 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yup, mine too. It's the UK edition.

Mark G, Wednesday, 8 April 2009 16:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe that Superpitcher album in the Zavvi (now called HEAD wtf) sale on lunch - I will know once I've listened to it

National Lampoon's Minimal House (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 8 April 2009 16:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

you made me pull out my Spitballs mine has no info, it is Dutch. I paid 99 cents for it in 1991. I forgot to remove the inner price tag.

I must have known what it was from reading Trouser Press Record Guide or something. Nope, just looked it was in the Rolling Stone blue guide.

james k polk, Thursday, 9 April 2009 22:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Half-Price Books, Lamar at Airport, Austin, today:

Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring (EAV Music Appreciation Series LP, 1968) (The "Study Version" on the first side is "desigined to be played with the filmstrip," and includes "electronic signals superimposed on the music to indicate when filmstrip frames are to be changed." Filmstrip not included, of course, so that means I only have to listen to the "Listening Version." Sounds easy!)
The Farm Spartacus (Sire/Reprise CD, 1991) (Post-Manchester/pre-big beat U.K. rock-techno, or something like that. I believe "Groovy Train" was some sort of hit in England. I'll probably hate this, but thought I'd try it anyway.)
Wilson Pickett The Wicked Pickett (Atlantic LP, 1966) (Scratchy, but it looks like he does a lot of great songs)
Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes The Jukes (Mercury LP, 1979) (Was kinda disappointed by This Time It's For Real which I paid a buck for last year, but by the looks of things this was probably their new wave record, if they had one)
Widow Rockit (CBS Associated, 1985) (Never heard of them, but looks promising -- L.A. corporate mid '80s fake new wave rock with a girl singer. They actually had two different cheesy-looking 1985 LPs at the store; went with that one because it's got two possible Holly Knight songwriting credits plus a cover of Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonight," which Nazareth did an awesome version of once. If I like this one, I'll go back and spend a buck on Gone Too Soon or whatever it's called, which has a tombstone on the cover. If I don't, I won't.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 11 April 2009 23:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Farm Spartacus... I'll probably hate this

Too bleh to bother to hate, actually. "Groovy Train" clearly the most tolerable song, and still not so hot. But then I never got Happy Mondays, either.

Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes ...probably their new wave record, if they had one

They apparently didn't, despite Johnny's skinny tie on the cover and the 1979 copyright. Though "I'm So Anxious" might the closest they ever came. I should have been over it decades ago, but I still never fail to be astonished by how mediocre these guys always seem to sound, in a genre (white bar-band r&b-rock) I basically like. They're never that funky, never that rocking, never that soulful, never that catchy, and their songwriting was nothing special. Seems they just did all that stuff enough to get by. Guess they were really lucky Bruce was their buddy.

More duds:

Glen Campbell Southern Nights (Capitol, 1977)
Gil Scott-Heron Moving Target (Arista LP, 1982)

Probably Daddy Cool, too -- amazed to learn "Eagle Rock," which is really no great shakes, was a gigantic hit in 1971 in Australia, where it somehow topped the charts for ten weeks. Maybe I'll force-feed it to myself a couple more times, but I doubt it'll hit. (Copyright on my 12-inch single says '82, so I guess it's possible this is a re-recording.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 12 April 2009 01:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

on the local weekly market there are one or two bookstands that also have a couple of rugged looking boxes holding slightly less rugged vinyl. checked these out yesterday

JJ Cale - Naturally (Ariola, 1971)
Tom Lehrer - Revisited (Lehrer Records, 1960)
Franz Schubert - String Quartet No. 13 by the Janáček Quartet (Supraphon, 1962)
Walter Carlos - The Well-Tempered Synthesizer (CBS, 1969)

willem, Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Motors Tenement Steps (Virgin, 1980)

Weird record. The band had basically broken up, but the two guys who had once upon a time been in Ducks Deluxe stayed together as a duo, and got Jimmy Iovine to produce, and wound up moving away from the pub hard rock of their earlier records toward an almost showtune-rock kind of archness and ornateness. Everybody seemed to notice back then how much "Love and Loneliness" sounds like Stephen Stills' "Love The One You're With," but I'm not sure if anybody noticed how much "Tenement Steps" sound like "MacArthur Park." Those are the two side openers, both almost five minutes long, and they're the two songs I used to hear on college radio in the '80s. Not til halfway through Side Two -- with "Nightmare Zero" and then "Modern Man" (because every fake new wave band back then had to do a song called "Modern Man" that tried to sound like Devo) -- do they speed up and let the new wave rock in.

Turns out Daddy Cool's "Eagle Rock" does have some kind of archival riff and primal structure to it, best overheard loud from the next room over after a couple beers (which is how it was probably often heard in Australia at the time, I bet.) So not as great a pub-boogie single as say "Teenage Head" or "Smokin' In the Boys Room," but still not bad. (And the lyrics to their B-side "Daddy Rocks Off" basically go something like "boogie woogie woogie woogie woogie woogie woogie woogie woogie boogie.")

Widow Rockit (CBS Associated, 1985)

Sound like Scandal, and do it well -- bright sun-shiney hand-clapping hard pop. Maybe a little Quarterflash thrown in there, too (though no saxophones.) Cover of "This Flight Tonight" does sound based on the Nazareth version, to me ears.

xhuxk, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Esperanto Dance Macabre (A&M, 1974) (Apparently prog, though looks decadent in an early Eurodisco kind of way. Zero stars for all three albums in first RS guide!)"

I bought this when I was in high school and loved it for about two months. Never looked into the later two. More Roxy Music prog than Yes prog, features a violin prominently. Haven't played it in years, in fact I may have gotten rid of it because I can't remember seeing it since I played it last. Still have a soft spot for it, though.

And the first Ambrosia is worth getting. "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" was the hit from that one, which had some kind of Kurt Vonnegut connection, I think.

nickn, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 06:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dollar CDs from the KTRU Outdoor Show:

Volcano Suns-The Bright Orange Years (expanded reissue)
Carbon/Silicon-Last Post
Mark Olson & Gary Louris-Ready For The Flood

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

xp Not hearing any Roxy Music I can identify on that Esperanto LP, unfortunately; not much Yes, either, though. Really wish there was more rock (as in guitars) in their prog, and more singing too. First side ("The Journey"/"The Castle"/"The Duel," woaagh) is mostly instrumental, at least 'til the sub-Focus operatic hocus-pocus in the final track; second side the high male singer stays sparse and gets lost among the Belgian/Italaian/Brit octet shuffle, who don't really crank their changes silly and over-the-top until the two-minute concluding title track. So though I really want to like the record (the cover illo of leotarded lesbians battling with bull-whips in mid-air is pretty sick), I'm actually bored by most of it. (One website on line compares them to Curved Air, who I've barely ever listened to; was under the impression they were jazzier and folkier, though. Also, Esperanto sadly lack a lady singer, not to mention anybody who wound up in The Police.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

One Amazon reviewer's dissenting opinion, fwiw:

Side One (of the LP) is very much an orchestral ELP, with a touch of orchestral Caravan thrown in for the few vocal tracks. Side Two, in retrospect, is much more interesting, because it contains many of the elements that the Alan Parsons Project would use a year later in their debut album, TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION: highly visual orchestrations, rhythmic bass-lines, John Miles-like vocal. I'm not aware that they have credited the influence of Esperanto, but it's hard to believe that Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson had not heard DANSE MACABRE before composing their first album.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

It turns out I have the Last Tango LP (their third) and not Danse Macabre. They do a cover of Eleanor Rigby on it. This one seems to have more vocals than DM, and I kind of remember a female vocalist doing some of the singing (but it may have just been backup).

nickn, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 03:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

So Widow actually turn out to be more Motels/Scandal than Quarterflash/Scandal, and like I said not bad, but the only cut that really sticks with me when the album ends is their "This Flight Tonight" cover (which is absolutely schooled in Nazareth's rumble.) Nothing else gets anywhere near that level of kick, and this kind of pop doesn't mean much without hits. So I think I'll pass on picking up their other album.

xhuxk, Thursday, 16 April 2009 01:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Motels/Scandal than Quarterflash/Scandal

that is an incredibly fine distinction. More moody than you originally thought?

james k polk, Thursday, 16 April 2009 01:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Nah, just thinner. And less jazzy. (Quarterflash totally had that Fleetwood Mac/Steely Dan thing going on, especially on the debut. Check out "Williams Avenue" if you don't believe me. Not to mention "Valerie," where sax-playing Rindy Ross sings about a lesbian fling in art school. One of my favorite albums ever, no shit.)

xhuxk, Thursday, 16 April 2009 02:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Turns out Daddy Cool's "Eagle Rock" does have some kind of archival riff and primal structure to it, best overheard loud from the next room over after a couple beers (which is how it was probably often heard in Australia at the time, I bet.

Has great rhythm thump and guitar turnarounds without being heavy. Song used in the opening sequence of "Wolf Creek", Australia's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," mostly for its bonhommie in the car with three students, one guys/two girls, on their way for a tour after a night of excessive drinking and barfing with friends.

Gorge, Thursday, 16 April 2009 02:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

some recent LP finds for 50 cents

robbie basho - rainbow thunder
robbie basho - art of the acoustic steel string guitar 6 & 12
fleetwood mac - rumours
django reinhardt - djangology

6335, Thursday, 16 April 2009 03:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

That Southside Johnny LP I bought and complained about above turns out to have a pretty decent rock-disco crossover track at the end -- "Vertigo," somehow a paralell to when Phil Lynott and David Johansen made similar moves around that time. And maybe even more than Lynott and Johansen, these guys really come naturally to it, basically being a soul band and all. Also don't mind the E-Streety soul horn arrangements on most of Side Two, and the two semi-new-wave rockers at the album's start ("All I Want Is Everything," "I'm So Anxious") are pretty catchy. So like most of the early LPs I've heard by these guys, this one gets a pass, but just barely.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 April 2009 01:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

$1, Top Drawer Thrift, on Burnett in Austin today:

Afro-Cuban Band Rhythm Of Life (Arista 1978) (Latinish disco from Michael Zager)
Mac McNally Cuttin' Corners (RCA 1980)
UTFO Doin' It! (Select 1989)

Passed up these; any reason I shouldn't have?: Lane Caudell Midnight Hunter (1979 apparent disco from an actor I think); June Millington Running (early '80s lesbian folk from ex Fanny member I think); The Pattons Homesteading (1975 Christian hippie folk duo looks like); Maureen Steele Nature Of The Beast (sleazy looking white woman singer on Motown in 1975).

xhuxk, Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

About a year back, I found a copy of the classic ROIR compilation New York Thrash -- featuring seismic tracks by Bad Brains, Kraut, Adrenalin O.D., Beastie Boys -- on compact disc for a dollar. I hadn't heard it since someone swiped my cassette of it in college. Major score.

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 25 April 2009 23:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

john coltrane - kulu se mama
jackie mclean - it's time
herbie hancock - maiden voyage
melvin van peebles - br'er soul
canned heat - living the blues
al green - gets next to you
al green - is love
thelonious monk - alone in san francisco
nitty gritty dirt band - uncle charlie and his dog teddy
john mayall - blues in laurel canyon
john mayall - crusade
james brown - black caesar

"Together we could rape the universe" (omar little), Friday, 1 May 2009 06:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I picked up the Screaming Trees SST Anthology (21 songs!!!) for $1 the other night.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 1 May 2009 13:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

$1, Top Drawer Thrift, on Burnett in Austin today:

xhuxk, since when are you in Austin?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 1 May 2009 13:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Since the end of March...

Anyway, bought this CD for 50 cents at a garage sale here today:

Emerson Lake & Palmer Lucky Man And Other Hits (Flashback/Rhino, 1997) (Looks really cut-rate, like something that'd get sold in truck stops or at the drug store counter. Songlist goes: Lucky Man, C'Est La Vie, Paper Blood, Still...You Turn Me On, Karn Evil No. 9 -- 1st Impression Parts 1 & 2, Fanfare For The Common Man)

...and these three LPs at a Goodwill at 183 and Burnett, $5 total:

Richard "Dimples" Fields Tellin' It Like It Is (Columbia, 1987) (Actually, though I'll file it with the other two LPs I have under his whole name, he is just called "Dimples" on the cover and on the label; had no idea he would up doing that)
New England New England (Infinity, 1979) (Includes a song called "Punk {Puny Undernourished Kid}," ha ha)
The Sylvers Something Special (Capitol, 1976)

Would have definitely bought a few more if they'd been selling for $1 instead of $2, and may yet go back to get one or two in a moment of weekness: Robbie Dupree LP with "Steal Away" and "Hot Rod Hearts"; Shirley Murdock self-titled Roger Troutman-produced '87 LP with "As We Lay"; Duke Jupiter LP from 1984 on Motown (not sure if they were ever any good); Bob James Touchdown; Don Williams Cafe Carolina; self-released-looking LP by some Canadian jazz guy who covered a Frank Zappa song.

xhuxk, Sunday, 3 May 2009 03:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Canadian jazz-guy LP was from 1976, fwiw (which made it seem more interesting, since self-released LPs weren't as common back then, jazz or otherwise.)

Also, the Maureen Steele Motown album I mentioned that I didn't buy a week ago was from '85, not '75.

And oh yeah, that Goodwill also had something like 20 different Keith Jarrett LPs from the '70s and '80s for $2 each; apparently some former Keith fan had dumped their whole collection.

xhuxk, Sunday, 3 May 2009 03:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

25 cents each, garage sale, North Central Austin today:

Bill Doggett Honky Tonk Organ (Harmony LP, c. late '50s or early '60s I assume)
Fats Domino Fats Domino (United Artists Legendary Masters Series double-LP, 1971 -- this is the cool-looking set that got five stars in early editions of the Rolling Stone Record Guide)
S-Ban Hour Best Hit Parade (Hit Songs) (some Japanese label LP, probably mid '60s, beautiful translucent lime-green vinyl -- Maybe "S-Ban Hour," or "S-Ban Haur" as the label inside says, is the group? Three mod-looking non-Asian gals on the cover; songs include "Diana," "Calendar Girl, "One Way Ticket," "The Three Bells" "Day-O," "Sinno'Me Moro," "Mama Guitar," "The Rose Tattoo," "Uska Dara," etc., many of which I never heard of before.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 16 May 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost to xhuxk re: Lane Caudell.

He was in a kinda interesting glam-pop group called Skyband in the 70's, along with Pete Beckett (later of Player) and Steve Kipner (I think you'll know his history? From Bee Gees to Natasha Bedinfield...) I have no idea if his solo album is any good, but it might be interesting depending on who was involved in the songwriting/production. FWIW, the Skyband album looks like it's disco if you judge by the cover, but doesn't sound disco at all. Granted Lane was probably the least musical of the three, but I'd be at least slightly interested, especially for less than a buck.

dlp9001, Saturday, 16 May 2009 18:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hmmm, it looks like one of Caudell's songs was covered by The Cats (another one of those European groups like Gasolin' who were apparently huge at one time...somewhere?)


dlp9001, Saturday, 16 May 2009 18:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Thanks, dlp -- That does sound kinda promising. Maybe I'll pick it up next time I'm at that store.

And fwiw, S-Ban Hour are apparently not a group. Guess those mod gals are just for decoration. The LP turns out mostly to be a fairly musically pointless compilation of actual hits by the(uncredited) original artists (Anka, Sedaka, Belafonte, etc.) But it sure does look pretty, and weird.

xhuxk, Saturday, 16 May 2009 18:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have a cats album on rare earth that sucks. they were dutch, right?

scott seward, Saturday, 16 May 2009 19:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

"they were key figures of what came to be called the Palingsound (eel-sound), an umbrella for artists residing in Volendam (the country's top seafood city)."


scott seward, Saturday, 16 May 2009 19:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Cats seem easier to find on youtube. Bee Gees alert! Based on this song, I'm suddenly slightly interested:

dlp9001, Sunday, 17 May 2009 01:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Trying that again:

dlp9001, Sunday, 17 May 2009 01:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm finding a lot of crap and a few things I kind of like. Wonder of this is a job for Geir to sort out?

dlp9001, Sunday, 17 May 2009 02:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

And fwiw, S-Ban Hour are apparently not a group. Guess those mod gals are just for decoration.

s-banned you for this fwiw

the sound of mu (sic), Sunday, 17 May 2009 11:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

john coltrane - kulu se mama
jackie mclean - it's time
herbie hancock - maiden voyage
melvin van peebles - br'er soul
canned heat - living the blues
al green - gets next to you
al green - is love
thelonious monk - alone in san francisco
nitty gritty dirt band - uncle charlie and his dog teddy
john mayall - blues in laurel canyon
john mayall - crusade
james brown - black caesar

― "Together we could rape the universe" (omar little), Friday, May 1, 2009 6:31 AM (2 weeks ago)

this is one sweeeeet haul. unbelievable.

m coleman, Sunday, 17 May 2009 11:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

The best second-hand shop in Vienna (moses records) had another one of their, come in and take free records day today - the third such event they've had this year...

Today was 20 free records per visitor from the bargain bin section at the back of the shop.. Me and the gf left with two big piles including...

Peter Gabriel - So
Tracey Ullmann - You Broke My Heart In 17 places
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
ABC - Up
The Cars - Heartbeat City
Chic - Real People
Linda Ronstadt - Living in the USA
It's Immaterial - Song
Kadydids - Katydids
Nils Lofgren - Night Fades Away
The Immortal Billie Holiday
Fuzzbox - Big Bang
Carole Bayer-Sager - ST
Pete Wylie - Sinful
OMD - The Pacific Age
Bruce Wooley and the Camera Club - English Garden
Gerry Rafferty - City to City
Celi Bee - Alternating Currents
The Colour Field - Virgins and Philistines
Amii Stewart - Images
plus a load of other rubbish..

I also bought a copy of Modern Lovers Live from the 2 euro bins there..

I love free records...

Jack Battery-Pack, Sunday, 17 May 2009 12:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sonic Youth, "Murray Street"

99 cent promo at Record and Tape Traders in Reisterstown, MD (RIP) like a week before it came out

Beatrix Kiddo, Sunday, 17 May 2009 12:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

$1 each, Recycled Reads on Burnett in Austin (overrun from Austin Public Library, every LP $1 -- 10 of these, plus a sturdy free complimentary green canvas carrying bag) and Antone's on Guadalupe (4 of these -- $1.99 albums on sale now for $0.99 each):

Bellamy Brothers -- Featuring Let Your Love Flow LP
Champaign - How 'Bout Us LP
Mink Deville - Coup De Grace LP
Dave Edmunds - Tracks On Wax 4 LP
Head East - Live! double LP (their most metal album, according to Martin Popoff)
ZZ Hill - I'm A Blues Man LP
Meredith Monk - Dolmen Music LP
T.S. Monk - House Of Music LP
Rank and File -- Long Gone Dead LP
Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Dee Dee LP
Slave - Just A Touch Of Love LP
The System - Don't Disturb This Groove LP
Tierra - Together Again LP (from 1981; incl covers of "La La Means I Love You" and "Tequila")
Yello - One Second LP

Also, for $3 at a generally way overpriced and totally disorganized but ridiculously overpacked junk store next door to Recylcled Reads

Collin Raye - Extremes CD from 1994

xhuxk, Saturday, 13 June 2009 22:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

T.S. Monk - House Of Music LP

I love you.

We can post $1 CD purchases on here, right?

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink


TS: TS Monk House of Music vs Meredith Monk Dolmen Music

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 June 2009 01:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Overall, Meredith. For the greatest single of all-time, T.S. Monk.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 01:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Planet Replay on Research, Austin. Entire wall of $1 CDs. Tons of boy band. Passed up that Pimpadelic CD. bad move?

Circuit Sessions 7: Barry Harris - Afterhours Harder Deeper Faster (4 Play 2001)
A Night at the Tunnel (mixed by DJ Jason Ojeda) (Nervous, no yea but the CD booklet is a sticker!!!)
Rigo Star: Attention! (Ima 1998)
Sugar: Beaster (Rykodisc 1993)

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Overall, Meredith. For the greatest single of all-time, T.S. Monk.

Sorry, Kevin, but this makes no sense, and carries your delusion about "consistency" to an absurd extreme. Af if Meredith Monk could really make an album as good as THE BEST SONG EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE (not that I'm saying that, but you did) plus filler. Though oddly, Xgau gave Meredith an A- and TS an B-. And neither album seems to be in his '80s book? How weird is that?

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 June 2009 04:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have a delusion about consistency?

Well, what do you want me to say? Ok sure I'd take House of Music to a desert island because it contains THE BEST SONG EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE. But I wouldn't be listening much to the rest of the album. And all that wear and tear on just "Bon Bon Vie" might erase the song from my universe forever. Maybe not such a wise choice.

You're in the ratings game. How would you star or letter grade a crap album that just so happened to contain THE BEST SONG EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE vs. a pretty damn good album, esp. one that DJ Shadow sampled to create the greatest album of the 1990s?

P.S. The House of Music review is in Xgau's 80s book. It's under "T" since T.S. Monk was the name of the band.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 08:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have a delusion about consistency?

See also: Chambers Bros.

a crap album that just so happened to contain THE BEST SONG EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE

Is an oxymoron. If it's got the best song ever on it, it isn't crap. And the T.S Monk LP, which I just listened to, definitely isn't. It's got a few good pop-disco tracks ("Stay Free Of His Love" and the rock-disco "Hot Night In The City" especially) and pretty ballads that surround "Bon Bon Vie" just fine. "Only one great song" does not equal "crap."

Haven't played the Meredith Monk LP yet (at least since the last time I owned it, a couple decades ago), but I'll be really surprised if I like it more. (And while I love "Bon Bon Vie," I pretty clearly don't love it as much as you do.)

under "T" since T.S. Monk was the name of the band

Ha, I had no idea this was the case. I've always just assumed T.S. was Thelonious Jr's pseudonym, but judging from the notes, you're apparently right. Still don't get why Dolmen Music is missing from the '80s book, though. (I checked under "Meredith" too, by the way, just in case.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also; never logged in there here: $2 each, antique/ junk store in Giddings, TX two or three weeks ago:

T Graham Brown - I Tell It Like It Used To Be LP (1986)
Tom T Hall - Homecoming LP (1970)
Tom T Hall - For The People In The Last Hard Town LP (1973)
Billy Joe Royal - The Royal Treatment LP (1987)

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 June 2009 18:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

See also: Chambers Bros.

Oh right. Well, the Chamber Bros. and T.S. Monk's albums, even at a dollar, are why Napster, etc. was invented (but for what it's worth, I have purchased House of Music twice).

Also, I noticed you sidestepped the more difficult question of what to rate these things.

Still don't get why Dolmen Music is missing from the '80s book, though.

A lot of jazz and new music or new classical or modern music or what Meredith Monk is was left out of the book. But that doesn't explain the jazz and new music, etc. that was left in. I seem to recall a page on his site about it but can't find it now.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

what to rate these things

Depends how good they are, just like anything else. Also depends on the rating system. But if we're talking letter grades, a 40-minute LP with one all-time great track of fairly substantial length plus consistently enjoyable if generic filler that elucidates the context the great tracks emerged from would sure seem pretty darn A- to me, in most cases.

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 June 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Stay Free Of His Love" and "Hot Night In The City"

These are actually great hard disco tracks in their own right, btw -- maybe not on a level with "Bon Bon Vie," but still dark and propulsive and substantial, not lightweight filler at all. And "Candidate For Love" and "Can't Keep My Hands To Myself" and "House of Music", if lighter and sweeter, are real good as well. This is a solid album; not one song I don't like. (Unlike the Dee Dee Sharp Gamble LP I bought, which as Xgau points out in his review, starts with two great disco burners then a nice soul ballad, but devotes all of side two to show-tuney ickiness. His B grade still underrates it, though; "Breaking And Entering" and "Let's Get This Party Started" are worth the price of admission in their own right. Especially if the price of admission is just $1.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 June 2009 20:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ugh don't make me listen to this again.

I got that Gamble record for free when a college radio station was getting rid of all their vinyl. Good price.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 14 June 2009 20:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lane Caudell... I'd be at least slightly interested, especially for less than a buck.

Went back to Top Drawer yesterday, but the Caudell LP was gone. Bought this for a buck instead:

Bruce Cockburn - World Of Wonders (MCA, 1986)

xhuxk, Friday, 19 June 2009 17:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Very sad to hear about Caudell, 'cause I can't work up the enthusiasm to go on a quest for it, but will now always be slightly curious. Damn.

dlp9001, Friday, 19 June 2009 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

nearby low-rent record/baseball card/comic book/sundry collectibles shop was trying to get rid of half their floor space so a new renter could take over. they were letting a bunch of vinyl go at 5 lps FOR A DOLLAR. the vast majority was crap (most of the gems had been moved to the front of the shop and priced accordingly), but I managed to score:

Electric Light Orchestra II
On the Third Day
Face the Music
A New World Record
Out of the Blue

...all for 20 cents a piece.

^ persecutes Christians (will), Friday, 19 June 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 each LPs, three different places: an activist-run thrift store on E. 12th in East Austin yesterday (10 of them), a garage sale in North Central Austin today (3), and again today Recycled Reads (10), which supposedly picked up the entire remaining Austin Public Library LP collection his weekend:

Alpha Band - The Statue Makers of Hollywood (Arista 1978)
Be-Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic (Harvest 1978)
Black Rose - Black Rose (Casablanca 1980)
City Boy - Young Men Gone West (Mercury 1977)
Dixie Dregs - Night Of The Living Dregs (Capricorn 1979)
Les Dudek - Say No More (Columbia 1977)
Ellen Foley - Nightout (Epic 1979)
Godley & Creme -- History Mix Vol. 1 (Polydor UK 1985) (weird promo-looking black and white cover thing featuring "Cry" and sundry random 10cc tracks but inexplicably not "Neanderthal Man")
Dobie Gray - From Where I Stand (Capitol 1986)
Pearl Harbour - Don't Follow Me I'm Lost Too (Warner Bros. 1980)
John Hiatt - Warming Up To The Ice Age (Geffen 1985)
ZZ Hill - The Brand New ZZ Hill (Mankind, no year listed but looks early '70s) (First side is a six-part "Blues At The Opera: Communincation In Regard To Circumstances")
Jesse Johnson - Shockadelica (A&M 1986)
D.C. Larue - Star Baby (Casablanca 1980) (conceptual disco singer-songwriter genius, includes his cover of "She's About A Mover" by Doug Sahm)
Charles Lloyd - Wearings (Pacific Arts 1978)
The Records - The Records (Virgin 1979)
Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love (Asylum 1980) (her new wave album obviously; if I really love this, I'm going to regret passing up a Cretones LP from 1981)
Shinehead - Troddin' (Elektra 1994)
Smokey - Smokey (MCA 1975)
Chris Spedding - Hurt (RAK UK 1977) (includes his cover of Garland Jeffreys' "Wild In The Streets," which must have also been covered by 50 or 100 other people between 1977 and 1980 or so)
Gary Stewart & Dean Dillon - Brotherly Love (RCA 1982)
Wild Seeds - Mud Lies + Shame (Passport 1988)
Wishbone Ash - Number The Brave (MCA 1981)

xhuxk, Saturday, 20 June 2009 21:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

That Z.Z. Hill record looks real interesting. Apparently it's a Swamp Dog production concept album. http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/z_z__hill/the_brand_new_z_z__hill/

I only know him from the great single "Cheatin' in the Next Room" from 1982.

james k polk, Saturday, 20 June 2009 21:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

i got two more later city boy records since you were last here.

you gave me a pearl harbour album once!

all of those records you got are such chuck records. i mean, literally now, but you know what i mean.

scott seward, Saturday, 20 June 2009 21:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I noticed Swamp Dogg's alter ego name Jerry Williams in the liner notes to that ZZ Hill record; thought it might be a weird one. Hope it is. So far I way prefer Hill's early '80s Malaco stuff (incl "Cheatin In The Next Room" of course) to the late '70s Columbia stuff and late '60s/early '70s indie label stuff I've heard (I've got a couple CD collections), but maybe this album will change that.

Wasn't sure whether I already owned a copy of that Pearl Harbour LP, and the Records one, too, but thought I'd take a chance. Pretty sure I prefer Pearl with the Explosions, though.

No idea why the hell I picked up that Les Dudek album. Guess I liked the cover, and the song titles, or something.

The garage sale guy who sold me the Alpha Band, Smokey, and Dixie Dregs albums also had a bunch of prog and fusion stuff (Rennnaisance, Passport, etc.) and Christian hippie LPs. Considered picking up the 2nd Chapter Of Acts LP he had, but I have no idea which ones of theirs are supposed to be any good, if any. Probably won't make sense out of that Dregs LP (not even "Punk Sandwhich"), since I never make sense out of Dregs LPs, but I'll probably keep trying as long as $1 albums are available, in hopes that one will eventually click. (I know I like the idea of Dixie Dregs.)

Passed up the Dwight Twilley '84 album with "Girls," a Sylvester LP from 1981 (Too Hot To Sleep), an '80s reissue by Shepherds, a '80 or so Carolyn Mas LP, one by Nova Combo, a Van McCoy best-of, lots of things. Really trying to limit myself to 10, at most, per store per trip. Anyway, if anybody in Austin thinks the ones I passed up sound interesting, they're probably still at Recycled Reads for $1 each.

xhuxk, Saturday, 20 June 2009 22:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

chuck, if you don't already have it, find this for a dollar. you would love it.


scott seward, Saturday, 20 June 2009 22:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wonderful surprises and Bargains at flea markets

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 20 June 2009 22:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

If you want to check out 2nd Chapter of Acts, the ones to go for would be early to mid-seventies where they look like hippie teenagers. In the eighties they were more like ABBA (nothing wrong with that) or something. Well sung and written melodic soft rock all the way through though.

fake edit. I just put on With Footnotes from 1974. It's piano driven soft but big rock with strings. The female vocals are high and sweet and the male vocals are Stevie Wonderish. Closest to Elton John if he was a female harmony act maybe.

The real find is Matthew Ward's (the male singer in 2nd Chapter) first solo album Towards Eternity. Phil Keaggy crunchy hard rock guitars and Ward was a great soulful vocalist. Of course it is Christian as all get out, but in an inspirational way. Along with Keith Green and Daniel Amos, the only Christian music from my childhood that I still have.

james k polk, Saturday, 20 June 2009 23:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

2nd Chapter of Acts... With Footnotes from 1974

This is the one he was selling, actually -- oh well. (Just did a Google image search to make sure.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 20 June 2009 23:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

yer not really missing much with that album. it's pleasant, but that's about it.

this is the dollar xian album that you want. the brits just made better 70's god rekkerds.


scott seward, Saturday, 20 June 2009 23:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

$0.50 a pop at a Goodwill in Hernando, MS this past weekend:

Jerry Jeff Walker - Viva Terlingua lp
Donovan - Barabajagal lp
Japan Revisited (Mamoru Miyagi) lp
Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki lp
Firesign Theater - Dear Friends 2lp
Dick Gregory - In Living Black and White lp
Brewer & Shipley - Tarkio lp
Mood to be Wooed lp (Cadet comp of Illinois Jaquet, James Moody, Budd Johnson, Sandy Mosse)
The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn/Eight Miles High 7"
Prince - I Would Die 4U 7"

city worker, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 01:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good haul!

bamcquern, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 04:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

$11 total for 11 records, at a Value Village in Houston yesterday and Antone's in Austin today:

Kenny Burrell - Stormy Monday (Fantasy LP, 1978)
Doug Clark & His Hot Nuts - Rush Week (Gross LP, 1964)
Jerry Harrison - The Red And The Black (Sire LP, 1981) (solo album by Talking Heads guy, w/ Nona Hendryx, Adrian Belew, Bernie Worrell, etc)
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection (MCA LP, 1973)
Jump 'N The Saddle Band - Jump 'N The Saddle Band (Atlantic LP, 1984) (w/ their stupid novelty hit "Curly Shuffle"; this is probably horrible.)
Klique - It's Winning Time (MCA LP, 1981)
The Pointer Sisters - Their Greatest Recordings (At Ease LP, 1978) ("This album compiled exclusively for military personnel" -- Must've been sold at PX's; appears to be part of a series of comps by mostly soul and jazz artists, plus Barbara Mandrell, who may well have crossed over to black audiences in certain NCO clubs.)
Ray Goodman & Brown - Ray Goodman & Brown (Polydor LP, 1979)
The Royal Court Of China - The Royal Court Of China (A&M LP, 1987)
Randy Travis - Storms Of Life (Warner Bros LP, 1986)
(Various Birds) - Guide to Bird Sounds (National Geographic Society 10-inch flexidisc triple-EP, 1983) ("These recordings include the sound of 179 species".)

xhuxk, Monday, 20 July 2009 04:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Currently available in Poundland:

Outkast - Idlewild.

Haven't played it yet.

Mark G, Monday, 20 July 2009 10:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

^ it's alright, needs pruning even more than Love Below though

resulting paiste (sic), Monday, 20 July 2009 12:11 (nine years ago) Permalink


Mark G, Monday, 20 July 2009 12:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Waterloo Records, Austin, today:

Bruce Cockburn Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws (Gold Mountain LP, 1979) (w/ "Wondering Where The Lions Are")
The Deele Street Beat (Solar LP, 1983)
Peter Gordon Innocent (FM/CBS LP, 1986) (feat. Arthur Russell, David Van Teighem, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Elliot Easton, Tony Levin, etc.)
Ledernacken "Do The Boogalo!"/"Mogadishu Boogie"/"Do The Boogaloo (Moan-Along Mix)" (Strike Back 12-inch, 1987)
Dave Loggins Apprentice (In A Musical Workshop) (Epic LP, 1974) (w/ "Please Come To Boston")
M+M Mystery Walk (Current LP, 1984) (w/ "Black Stations, White Stations"; still don't know why they changed their name from Martha and the Muffins)
Nile Rodgers B-Movie Matinee (Warner Bros. LP, 1985) (reviewed this negatively in the Voice when it came out, but Xgau gave it an A-)
Junior Samples Moonshining (Hilltop LP, no year listed)
Gary Stewart Your Place Or Mine (RCA LP, 1977)
George Strait Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (MCA LP, 1984) (w/ "The Cowboy Rides Away")
Gil Trythall Country Moog: Switched On Nashville (Athena LP, no year listed)
Junior Walker Blow The House Down (Motown LP, 1983) (w/ his own version of Foreigner's "Urgent," after playing sax on the original)
(Various Artists) Body Moves: Electric Boogie (K-Tel LP, 1984) (w/ O'Bryan, Run-DMC, Dazz Band twice, Cameo, SOS Band, Newcleus, Midnight Star, Bryan Loren whoever he is, Deele, and uh Talk Talk)

xhuxk, Saturday, 25 July 2009 22:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Splurged and spent 3 whole dollars on this at Friends of Sound in Austin today:

The Boyzz -- Too Wild To Tame (Epic 1978, w/ cool inner sleeve and promo poster)

And spent $1 on each of these at Friends of Sound, Breakaway, and/or the St. Vincents Thrift Store on South Congress

Bronksi Beat - The Age Of Consent (MCA/London 1984)
Daddy Dewdrop - Daddy Dewdrop (Sunflower 1971) (w/ "Chick-a-Boom [Don't Ya Jes' Love It]")
General Kane - Wide Open (Motown 1987)
Ian Gillan Band - Child In Time (Oyster/Polydor 1976)
Tom T. Hall - Country Is (Mercury 1974)
Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo - Good Clean Fun (Slash 1982)
Garland Jeffreys - Escape Artist (Epic 1981)
Sammy Johns - Sammy Johns (GRC 1973) (w/ "Chevy Van")
Junior - Acquired Taste (London/Metronome West Germany 1985)
Pebbles - Pebbles (MCA 1987)
Smokie - Greatest Hits (RAK West Germany 1977)

xhuxk, Sunday, 2 August 2009 02:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

i take it you are going for a complete smokie collection.

scott seward, Sunday, 2 August 2009 03:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 each (except one for $2) - Half-Price Books, Sound On Sound, and a Goodwill store in Austin:

Automatic Man - The Visitors (Island, 1977)
John Cale - Guts (Antilles, 1977)
Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites (Elektra/Asylum, 1986)
Mac McAnally - No Problem Here (Ariola, 1978)
Richard Thompson - Strict Tempo! (Carthadge, 1983)

xhuxk, Monday, 3 August 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

How is that Peter Gordon album? I keep meaning to fill out my collection of his stuff, but it's never at the top of my to-do list. His "Yellow Box" thing with the guy from Flying Lizards remains a favorite.

dlp9001, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 01:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

As geeky, moderately rhythmic post-new-wave downtown art-pop goes, not bad. The one track that really makes it a keeper, though, is the one written and sung with Arthur Russell, "That Hat" at the end of Side One, which to me sounds not that far from the three or so Dinosaur L tracks by Russell I've heard.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 01:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Microphones - Tests. 1$

Evan, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 01:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

$1 each vinyl, Antone's and Waterloo today:

Big Youth Reggae Phenomenon (Trojan double LP, 1977 -- though actually, one disc turns out to be sides one and two of Big Youth's 1980 Trojan anthology Everyday Skank {The Best Of Big Youth} instead, not that I think I'll mind that much.)
Bobby Bland Try Me, I'm Real (MCA 1981)
Diesel Watts In A Tank* (Atco 1981 - with their new wave disco metal hit "Sausalito Summernight")
D-Train Something's On Your Mind (Prelude 1984)
Steve Forbert Alive On Arrival (Nemperor 1978 -- his debut which briefly led to "new Dylan" claims as I recall; never actually heard it)
John Fred And His Playboys John Fred And His Playboys (Paula, no year listed, but apparently before 1967 by which time they were called the "Playboy Band" instead)
Steve Gibbons Band Any Road Up (MCA 1976 - Birmingham, England's answer to Bob Seger, supposedly)
Steve Gibbons Band Rollin' On (MCA 1977)
Bob James Touchdown (Tappan Zee/Columbia 1978)
Oliver Lake Jump Up (Gramavision 1982)
The Rockets Rocket Roll (Elektra 1982)
Mitch Ryder Never Kick A Sleeping Dog (Riva 1983 -- produced by John Cougar with his band, and featuring cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine" plus a Marianne Faithfull duet)
Michael Stanley Band Stage Pass (Epic double live LP 1977)

15 LPs for $20, Breakaway Records, today:

The Belle Stars The Belle Stars (Stiff 1983)
Jean-Paul Bourelly Jungle Cowboy** (JMT Productions 1987)
The Box Secrets Out (Go! Discs 1983)
Couch Flambeau The Day The Music Died (It's Only A Record 1985)
Great Plains Naked At The Buy Sell And Trade (Homestead 1985)***
Gwen Guthrie Gwen Guthrie (Island 1982) (produced by Sly & Robbie)
Nona Hendryx The Heat (RCA 1985) (production split between Arthur Baker and Bernard Edwards)
Ronald Shannon Jackson Decode Yourself (Island 1985) (produced by Bill Laswell)
Chas Jankel Chas Jankel (A&M 1981)*
Jason & the Scorchers Lost And Found (EMI 1985)
Live Skull Cloud One (Homestead 1986)***
Pink Military Do Animals Believe In God? (Eric's 1980)
Point Blank Point Blank (Arista 1976)**
Rattlesnake Annie Rattlesnake Annie (Columbia 1987)
Nile Rodgers Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove (Atlantic 1983)
Specimen Batastrophe (Sire EP 1983 - with "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang")
Streetwalkers Streetwalkers (Mercury 1975)
Sweat Band Sweat Band (Uncle Jam 1980 -- with Bootsy, Maceo, Fred Wesley, Mike Hampton, etc; honestly don't expect to like this much, but fairly obscure P-Funk LP that it is, I expect I'll find some use for it regardless)
Watermelon Men Past Present And Future (Tracks On Wax 1985)
Yarborough & Peoples The Two Of Us (Mercury 1980)*

* -- It's possible I already own copies of these, but I hope not
** - LPs from my metal book that I got rid of after I wrote it: Point Blank probably stupidly, Bourelly probably smartly, but I wanted to make sure
*** - Homestead LPs I didn't like a quarter century ago, but I wanted to give them a second chance

xhuxk, Sunday, 23 August 2009 05:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oops, actually, the Breakway ones were 20 LPs for $15, not the other way around! (Whew.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 23 August 2009 05:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

A quarter each:

The Housemartins - The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death (2nd copy, but for 25¢ I couldn't pass it up)
Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark
Goose Creek Symphony - Words of Earnest
J. Geils Band - "Live" Full House

plus a bunch of lesser rekkids.

staggerlee, Sunday, 23 August 2009 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

$1 each, Top Drawer Thrift, Austin

Steppenwolf Live (Dunhill 2-LP, 1970)
Tom Johnsston Everything You've Heard Is True (Warner Bros, 1979) (looks like an outlaw country move by Doobie Bros guy, w/ a Joe Tex cover and his Top 40 yacht-rockish-I-think hit "Savannah Nights")

xhuxk, Thursday, 24 September 2009 19:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'll post that first batch of 45s i got last weekend. they were all less than a dollar a piece:

2 versions of a single by Metelica, Train/Time And Time Again. (early 70's rock. Michael Metelica was the guru behind the Spirit & Flesh commune here in Greenfield. B-side is great dreamy stuff.)

Feeling Harty by Papa Tarzan/Nigger by Kojack All Stars (On Nigger Kojack Records. Nigger is the insane dub of Feeling Harty.)

albert king - i'll play the blues for you/angel of mercy (stax)

2 cameo copies of 96 tears/midnight hour by ? & the mysterians

albert king - breaking up somebody's home/that's what the blues is all about (stax)

dean and jean - hey jean, hey dean (let's have a party)/please don't tell me now (on rust records. they were the ween of their day.)

donovan - atlantis/to susan on the west coast waiting

barbarians - moulty/i'll keep on seeing you

bill wendry & the boss tweeds - fire/a wristband watch (on columbia. such a great psych/garage single. not the cleanest copy, unfortunately, but what are you gonna do.)

radiohead - black star/high and dry (for jukeboxes only!)

bobby rio - show a little kindness/what's his name just died (on Love 'n Peace Records.)

vanilla fudge - season of the witch part 1/part 2

swingin' medallions - i found a rainbow/don't cry no more

free fare - purple heart/put myself together

barbara markay - it's all rite to fuck all night/it's all rite to truck all night (censored and uncensored disco single by the female lenny bruce.)

kindergarden song/doughnut song (heelarious dirty party rekkerd. okay, not really.)

bob daveys - dearest daughter/fonzie for president

filthy mcnasty - the garden song (x rated records)

johnnie white - two old maids part 1/part 2

tim adams - satan's hotline part 1/part 2

crow - evil woman don't play your games with me/gonna leave a mark

the emotions - i call this loving you/put a little love away

bobby b. baker - take your oil and shove it/it's just about time

bloodstone - outside woman/dumb dude

dan siegel - bad habit/friday (cool funky jazzy single on inner city from 1980)

scott seward, Thursday, 24 September 2009 19:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

bought these on the street this morning. many of these are xhuxk-ready or xhuxk-approved, i'd bet:

sterling - city kids (1980 and awesome!)

alessi - driftin' (my heroes)

orion the hunter - s/t

jim ed brown - jim ed sings the browns

nat stuckey - all my tomorrows

angel city - face to face (own this, but i am, of course, also buying things for my rekkerd store)

skywalk - the bohemians

1994 - s/t (so, i'm guessing jack douglas got brad whitford to play guitar on this or were 1994 actually pals with aerosmith?)

john kaizan neptune and mu'ryo - shogun

poco - s/t

family - bandstand

tom t. hall - a soldier of fortune

tom t. hall - greatest hits vol.2

mary jane girls - only four you

dexter gordon - manhattan symphonie

earth, wind, & fire - open our eyes

romeo void - never say never ep

hagood hardy - the homecoming

scott seward, Friday, 25 September 2009 15:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I look all over for Alessi!

bamcquern, Friday, 25 September 2009 18:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Scott, 1994 and Angel City and Tom T Hall up my alley especially! Don't own any Hagood Hardy, though; have seen his LPs around -- are they worth buying? (His "Homecoming" is unrelated to Tom T's, right?)

Anyway, here's yesterday's haul:

50 cents each, garage sale, North Central Austin

Gary Clial / On-U Sound System Emotional Hooligan (Perfecto cassette, 1991)
Fugazi Fugazi (Dischord cassette EP, 1988 - same songs on both sides)

$2 total for all 7, garage sale, South Austin

Joan Armatrading Me Myself I (A&M LP, 1980)
Lenny Bruce To Is A Preposition, Come Is A Verb (Douglas LP, no year listed -- late '60s / early '70s I guess?)
The Hondells Go Little Honda (Mercury LP, 1964)
Tommy Roe 12 In A Roe: Greatest Hits (ABC LP, 1969)
Leigh Stevens' All Stars Jazz Themes From The Wild One (Decca LP, no year listed, Brando on the cover)
(Various) Merry Tuba Christmas (Harvey Phillips Foundation, no year listed -- label based in Bloomington, Indiana)
(Various) The Now Sound Reggae (Island, 1974 -- radio station promo; guessing this wasn't commercially relased. Select cuts by Marley, Toots, Dekker, Heptones, Cliff, Third World, Slickers)

$6 Total - Friends Of Sound (the EP was a $3 fetish splurge)

Fastway All Fired Up! (Columbia LP, 1984)
Loose Ends The Real Chuckeeboo (Virgin LP, 1988)
Prisonshake Della Street (Scat 10-inch EP, 1991)
Sherbs The Skill (Atco LP, 1980) (Austalians formerely known as Sherbet, which I didn't know when I bought this even though Scott and I briefly discussed Sherbet on ILM earlier this year; did remember that Sherbs had a quasi-new-wave almost-hit called "I Have The Skill," which hit #61 in the US, though I'm pretty sure I haven't heard it since)

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 September 2009 17:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Breakaway Records, this afternoon, $10 total

Bobby Bland Dreamer (Dunhill LP, 1974) (w/ "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City," later sampled in Jay-Z song of the same name)
Bobby Bland Get On Down With (Dunhill LP, 1974) (w/ covers of Merle Haggard and Charlie Rich songs)
Fanny Rock And Roll Survivors (Casablanca LP, 1974)
Gamma Gamma 1 (Elektra LP, 1979)
Rebbie Jackson Centipede (Columbia LP, 1984)
Deke Leonard Kamikaze (United Artists LP, 1974)
Man Rhinos, Winos + Lunatics (United Artists LP, 1974)
Max Webster Universal Juveniles (Mercury LP, 1980)
Mother's Finest Mother's Finest (Epic LP, 1976)
Shalamar Uptown Festival (Soul Train LP, 1977)
Shock Headed Peters The Kissing Of Gods (El Benelux EP, c. late '80s I guess)
O.C. Smith Hickory Holler Revisited (Columbia LP, 1968)

xhuxk, Sunday, 4 October 2009 00:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 each (+ $5 entrance fee) (= $34 total), Austin Record Convention today

Axe Offering (Atco 1982)
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy (Warner Bros 1976)
Blast Blast (Columbia 1979)
Gary U.S. Bonds Dedication (EMI America 1981)
Herman Brood And His Wild Romance Go Nutz (Ariola 1980)
David + David Boomtown (A&M 1986)
Jack Dejohnette Pictures (ECM 1977)
The Delmore Brothers The Best Of (Starday 1975)
Lee Dorsey Holy Cow: The Best Of (Arista 1985)
Feederz Teachers In Space (Flaming Banker 1986)
Herbert Gronemeyer 4630 Bochum (EMI Electrola Germany 1984)
Gruppo Sportivo 10 Mistakes (Ariola Benelux 1977)
Merle Haggard and the Strangers Branded Man (Captiol 1967)
Merle Haggard and the Strangers I Love Dixie Blues (Capitol 1973)
Ofra Haza Shaday (Sire 1988)
Helix No Rest For The Wicked (Capitol 1983)
Iron City Houserockers Blood On The Bricks (MCA 1981)
Oran "Juice" Jones To Be Immortal (Columbia 1989)
E. Koestyara and Group Gapura Sangkala: Modern Instrumental Music From Indonesia (Icon 1985)
Ian Llloyd 3WC (Scotti Brothers 1980)
Nils Lofgren Nils Lofgren (A&M 1979)
Mandrill Composite Truth (Polydor 1973)
Moxy Ridin' High (Mercury 1977)
Plan 9 Keep Your Cool And Read The Rules (Pink Dust/Enigma 1985)
Red Rockers Good As Gold (Columbia 1983)
Revelacion House Of The Rising Sun (Crocos 1977)*
The Incredible Simon Stokes & The Black Whip Thrill Band The Incredible Simon Stokes & The Black Whip Thrill Band (Spindizzy/Columbia 1973)
Gene Watson The Best Of (Capitol 1978)
(Various) Permanant Wave (Epic 1979)**

* - w/ Cerrone and Don Ray, somehow
** - technically, this was $2 and the Ofra Haza was free, but I didn't want to confuse things

xhuxk, Sunday, 11 October 2009 01:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

gotta love that simon stokes album cover


scott seward, Sunday, 11 October 2009 01:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Incredible Simon Stokes & The Black Whip Thrill Band The Incredible Simon Stokes & The Black Whip Thrill Band (Spindizzy/Columbia 1973)


LIVIN' IN A JAM SPREAD (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 11 October 2009 08:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Went back today because I regretted not buying a $1 Kick Axe Vices and $1 Thin Lizzy Thunder And Lightning I saw yesterday. Couldn't find those anymore, but spent another $4 anyway:

David Allan Coe Longhaired Redneck (Columbia 1976)
Steve Gibbons Band Down In The Bunker (Polydor 1978)
Killer Whales Killer Whales (Moonlight EP 1981)
REO Speedwagon Ridin' The Storm Out (Epic 1973)
Scorpions Blackout (Merucry 1982)
The Speedboys Look What Love's Done To Me Now (I Like Mike 1983)

xhuxk, Sunday, 11 October 2009 21:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Recycled Reads (Austin Library overrun store), $1 each today:

Mink Deville Le Chat Bleu (Capitol 1980)
Jerusalem Warrior (Lamb & Lion 1982) (Christian metal, looks heavy, probably isn't, bought it anyway just in case)
Steve Miller Circle Of Love (Capitol 1981) (w/ side-long "Macho City." I've probably passed this up in dollar bins hundred if not thousands of times in my life, just because its cover looks so boring that I always forget that song's on it.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 18 October 2009 01:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

I got my original Westbound copy of Maggot Brain LP at Goodwill for 99 cents like fifteen years ago. The cover was worn (lady's face ripped off, revealing the skull beneath) but the vinyl is nearly mint. I love spinning it.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 18 October 2009 21:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Trail of Dead's Source Tags on Vinyl for 1.00. Still a fantastic record, no doubt.

exquisiteboredom, Sunday, 18 October 2009 22:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

How'd you find that?!

Evan, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Spent $1 on 1 (double) album at Half-Price Books today:

Bebop Deluxe Live! In The Air Age (Harvest/EMI 1977)

xhuxk, Saturday, 31 October 2009 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not a buck or less, but $7.50 for all four:

Clubroot - s/t
Machinefabriek - Marijn
Machinefabriek - Weleer
Sum of R - s/t

We call them "meat hemorrhoids" (Alex in SF), Sunday, 1 November 2009 03:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1, Village Thrift on S. Congress:

Phil Harris On The Record (RCA Victor 10-inch EP, early '50s probably) (has "Darktown Poker Club," "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," "That's What I Love About The South," "Minnie The Mermaid," a couple other songs, but not his biggest novelty hit "The Thing")

xhuxk, Sunday, 8 November 2009 01:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

^ Actually at St. Vincent De Paul thrift, I meant.

And today at Antone's, $1 each:

Jay Ferguson Real Life Ain't This Way (Elektra 1979 - w/ yacht-rock classic "Shakedown Cruise")
Freedom "Are You Available" (Malaco 1984 - w/ a presumably Southern soul cover of "Do It All Night" by Prince; still can't tell by looking whether Freedom is a band, or one person, or what)
Krystol Talk Of The Town (Epic 1985 - very cool-looking r&b girl group I never heard of before)
Timex Social Club Vicious Rumors...The Album (Danya 1986 -- LP never charted; single, on a different label, went to #8)

Passed up a mid '80s album by Andre Cymone that claimed to be "nu wave" and a mid '80s album on Total Experience (Gap Band's label) by a weird new-wave looking post-Prince funk guy named "E.T." If anybody tells me these are too good to have passed up, I'll go back. Also curious which, if any, Dazz Band LPs might be worth $1. Don't think I've ever had one.

xhuxk, Saturday, 14 November 2009 22:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

i got the self titled by a gun called tension in brooklyn for a dollar

FACK, Sunday, 15 November 2009 00:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

I clearly have no will power or self control. Antone's, $1 each, today:

Andre Cymone Survivin' In The '80s (Columbia 1983)
ET Best Friends (Total Experience 1986)

xhuxk, Sunday, 15 November 2009 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

in new york, where are there good places to get records for like a dollar

FACK, Sunday, 15 November 2009 23:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

They're $2 at The Thing, a thrift store on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but there are tons of them there -- a huge basement entirely packed with vinyl, floor to ceiling. So worth the trip, but picking up a paper dust mask at a drugstore down the street is highly advised. There are plenty of other thrift stores in Queens and Brooklyn that are worth checking out, too -- do a search of this thread for "Sunnyside" up above. And sometimes sidewalk dealers in Manhattan have them cheap, or even free. But mostly, used LPs at actual NYC record stores -- by my experience anyway -- are overpriced for suckers.

xhuxk, Sunday, 15 November 2009 23:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, I didn't have a car in New York, so I never got to check out the thrifts in Staten Island. But I've heard there are lots of good ones.

xhuxk, Sunday, 15 November 2009 23:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also worth the trip for $1 LPs: Princeton Record Exchange (Exit 9 off the NJ Turnpike, I think), if you can get a lift there.

xhuxk, Sunday, 15 November 2009 23:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

o thanks i live in new jersey that's perfect

FACK, Monday, 16 November 2009 01:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

$1 each -- Hog Wild Records in San Antonio; a Goodwill store in downtown San Antonio; Sundance Records in San Marcos, this weekend:

Colonel Abrams You And Me Equals Us (MCA 1987)
J. Blackfoot Physical Attraction (Sound Town 1984)
Camel The Single Factor (Passport 1982)
Marshall Chapman Marshall Chapman (Epic 1978)
Detective Detective (Swan Song 1977)
The Forester Sisters Perfume, Ribbons & Pearls (Warner Bros. 1986)
The J. Geils Band Showtime! (EMI 1982)
Merle Haggard Greatest Hits (MCA 1982) (All 1977-1981 songs, like "My Old Kind Of Hat" and "Red Bandana"; used to own this, remember liking it, shouldn't have gotten rid of it.)
Robin Lane & the Chartbusters Imitation Life (Warner Bros. 1981)
Little Milton Annie Mae's Cafe (Malaco 1986)
Ian Matthews Stealin' Home (Mushroom 1978)
O.B. McClinton Album No. 2 (Hometown Productions 1986)
New Birth Behold The Mighty Army (Warner Bros. 1977)
Charlie Rich Big Boss Man/My Mountain Dew (RCA 1977)
Charlie Rich I Do My Swingin' At Home (Epic 1973)
Skyy Skyway (Salsoul 1980)
The Smothers Brothers Curb Your Tongue, Knave! (Mercury 1963)
Billie Joe Spears Blanket On The Ground (United Artists 1975)
Billy Swan Rock N Roll Moon (Monument 1975)
Keith Sykes I'm Not Strange I'm Just Like You (Backstreet 1980)
Hank Thompson Movin' On (ABC 1974)
(Various) Motels And Memories (Warner Special Products 1981) (100% country cheating songs, from the mid '70s to early '80s)

xhuxk, Monday, 14 December 2009 00:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

xhuxk, let me know how that Keith Sykea record is. I'm a recent convert of his earlier, (much?) different stuff on Vanguard.

ian, Monday, 14 December 2009 01:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like that Robin Lane record. I remember I paid 50 cents for mine in a Woolworth's cutout bin.

Such A Hilbily (Dan Peterson), Monday, 14 December 2009 15:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'll let you know about the Sykes when I get to it, Ian. Never listened to any albums by him before. I only bought this one because the cover makes him looks like a Nashville hack making a 1980 corporate new wave quasi-rockabilly move, hence promising on a wtf level if nothing else.

xhuxk, Monday, 14 December 2009 15:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

robin lane lives up the road from here!

scott seward, Monday, 14 December 2009 16:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Up the lane?

Such A Hilbily (Dan Peterson), Monday, 14 December 2009 19:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

she lives on robin lane! not really.

when i first opened my store here i kept wondering why i was seeing so many robin lane & chartbusters albums. then someone told me she lived up the lane. so, she has a lot of supporters around.

scott seward, Monday, 14 December 2009 19:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

though some don't want to hold on to her album, apparently...

scott seward, Monday, 14 December 2009 19:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just got this at the Goodwill Today.


kwhitehead, Tuesday, 15 December 2009 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

was listening to that yesterday. nobody wants to buy it in my store for some reason. maybe i should give it to the goodwill.

worst poll ever too:

Best Track On The Greater Antilles Sampler

scott seward, Tuesday, 15 December 2009 01:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

i got a nice 12 pack of colored pencils from a bin at k-mart for $.89

The Modern Whig Party, Tuesday, 15 December 2009 19:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

nobody wants to buy it in my store for some reason. maybe i should give it to the goodwill.

It cost me $1.06. Maybe it might move at that price.

kwhitehead, Tuesday, 15 December 2009 19:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

$1 each CDs (!!! - not vinyl!!!), Citywide Garage Sale, Austin. (And actually, since I didn't buy anything else, if you figure in the $5 entrance fee, these were technically $2 each. Last time I went I found a pile of $1 LPs, plus a great 4-foot-square partitioned wood shelf for my compilation CDs, which made the entrance fee totally worth it obviously. But this time all the vinyl LPs were either ridiculously overpriced for stupid suckers or just not very good. Could have bought $1 copies of the Rockets' No Ballads and the Dwight Twilly LP with "Girls on it from one guy, but I decided to pass for some reason):

Miley Cyrus -Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus (Walt Disney/Hollywood, 2008 -- also, this was a ripoff. I bought it because the 10-song listing on the back cover includes "See You Again," "East Northumberland High," and "G.N.O. {Girl's Night Out}," but one disc of the two two discs is a DVD, and there are a different 10 songs listed inside the booklet, and when I put the CD on it starts with "Best Of Both Worlds," which doesn't correspond with either list. Wtf?)
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace (Beggars Banquet, 1985/1988 -- Last Fall album I ever cared about; even gave it a good lead review in the Voice when it came out, then inexplicably got rid of my vinyl copy sometime in the '90s I guess. Good to finally have it again, in some form. Looks like this expanded CD version adds both sides of the "Rollin' Dany"/"Couldn't Get Ahead" 45, which I also don't own anymore, plus seemingly a few other previously non-LP cuts, cool.)
Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl (Pookie/Beyond/BMG, 2000)
Eric Satie Piano Music: Daniel Varsano/Philippe Entremont (Sony Legacy, 2003 -- starts w/ "Trois Gymnopedies," of course)
Mel Torme The Best Of (EMI/Capitol, 1999 - 10 songs.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 2 January 2010 21:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's not that I don't like the extra songs on that Fall CD, but I hate the way they break up the running order that I got used to (I had the US vinyl originally). It flowed really well. Have similar issues on a few of their other albums on CD. Oh well, there are bigger problems in this world...

dlp9001, Saturday, 2 January 2010 22:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Some months ago I got a power of Q and Not U - Power for a dollar. Perfect conition, not a promo or anything, and I'm pretty sure it's not like the store was overflowing with multiple copies of it. I have absolutely no idea what was up with it. Nevertheless a dollar well spent. (Oh, and I've never seen a dollar-CD their that I'd deemed buyable either, so...).

EDB, Sunday, 3 January 2010 02:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

There was a time where I loved Q and not U but when I went back recently (about a year ago) I found that they didn't really hold up. Although it could well be the case that I could go back to them a year from now and mysteriously like them again.

filthy dylan, Sunday, 3 January 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

earlier this evening from atomic records in bubank's 50cent bin:
galt mac dermot's new pulse jazz band - pulse on!! (slightly warped, but plays alright so)
fairport convention - rising for the moon
fine young cannibals - s/t

Mr. Big STFU (ojo), Sunday, 3 January 2010 04:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Soooo much goodness recently for less than 1 pound/euro..

Alexandre Langa - Late 80's afropop album pressing from Mozambique.
Sugar Creek - Please Tell A Friend - dodgy eastern european bootleg
The Souls of Inspyration - another dodgy eastern european bootleg
Steppenwolf - The Second
Chicken Shack - Imagination Lady
Circuit Rider - German bootleg of obscure early 70's LP
Washrag - Bang! - 1973 Instrumental LP by Steve Cropper
The Association - Stop Your Motor
A.B Skhy - A.B. Skhy LP - Yellow label DJ Promo
Wild Thing - Partyin' LP - The only record Jac Holzman regretted releasing on Elektra - after playing it i can see why.
Chick Corea - Return to forever - ECM LP
Squeeze - Sweets from a stranger
Squeeze - East Side Story
JJ Cale - Shades
Talking Heads - Naked
Aztec Camera - Love
Blue Rondo - Bees knees and chickens elbows
Steve Winwood - Arc of a diver
Nils Lofgren - 1st LP
Michelle Shocked - Short Sharp Shocked
Landscape - From the Tea-rooms of Mars....
Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Laughter
Melanie - Gather Me
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Nothing Wrong
Jackson Browne - For Everyman
The Shamen - Drop

Deluxe Merseybeat Wig (Jack Battery-Pack), Sunday, 3 January 2010 09:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

all on vinyl of course...

Deluxe Merseybeat Wig (Jack Battery-Pack), Sunday, 3 January 2010 09:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

I found a bunch of Fabric mix CDs in a local charity shop, all for a pound each. I picked up the Tiefschwarz one.

Neil S, Sunday, 3 January 2010 10:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Circuit Rider - German bootleg of obscure early 70's LP

!!! great price for this. it was just reissued again.

ian, Sunday, 3 January 2010 18:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

LPs averaging a few cents less than a $1 each at various record and thrift stores around Austin today:

J. Blackfoot - City Slicker (Sound Town 1983)
Brian Brain - Unexpected Noises (Secret 1980)
Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns - Party Weekend (MCA 1983)
C.J. & Co. - Devil's Gun (Westbound 1977)
Alec Constandinos - Trocadero Blue Citron (Casablanca 1978, movie soundtrack)
Cruzados - After Dark (Arista 1987)
Joe Ely - Hi-Res (MCA 1984 -- his answer to Trans)
Fashion - Twilight Of Idols (Epic 1984)
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Goin' Home For Love (Sunshine Sound 1979 - w/ "Spank")
Garland Jeffreys - Guts For Love (Epic 1982)
Greg Kihn - Greg Kihn (Bersekley 1985 -- his first, I think)
Kim Mitchell - Akimbo Alogo (Bronze 1980 - w/ "Go For Soda")
Graham Parker and the Rumour - Stick To Me (Mercury 1977)
The Pontiac Brothers - Johnson (Frontier 1988)
The Raes - Dancing Up A Storm (A&M 1979)
R.J.'s Latest Arrival - Hold On (Manhattan 1986 - w/ a remix of "Shackles")
R.J.'s Latest Arrival - Truly Yours (Manhattan 1988)
Pete Shelley - XL-1 (Arista 1983)
Shooting Star - III Wishes (Virgin 1982)
Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way (Capitol 1985 - w/ title track hit)
Michael Stanley - (Tumbleweed Records Inc 1973 - w/ "Rosewood Bitters")
The System - Sweat (Mirage 1983 - w/ "You Are In My System")
Trooper - Thick As Thieves (MCA 1988)
Peter Wolf - Lights Out (EMI America 1984)
World Saxophone Quartet - Dances And Ballads (Nonesuch 1987)
(Various) -- All Ears (Realistic, c. late '70s, probably -- 10 songs with a CB Radio theme; LP sold exclusively through Radio Shack!)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 05:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love XL-1. i even love it more than Homosapien. so underrated/underheard.

good score with that devil's gun. that's a keeper.

scott seward, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

How's the Brian Brain? I only know Fun With Music...

dlp9001, Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, never mind...it's on Rhapsody. How weird. Will check out myself. Also like a thousand live shows/demos, which is probably about 1000 too many?

dlp9001, Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 CD, at Sound Exchange Records in Houston the other day:

(Various) - Made In Britain: Mojo Presents The Sounds Of A New England 1977[1983 (Mojo 2005)

Which might not be such an amazing deal, seeing how Mojo subscribers theoretically didn't have to pay for the CD in the first place -- except that I also got what looks like about ten years worth of Mojo magazines in brand-new condition (didn't count them, but two very big boxes worth, now in the trunk of my car) absolutely free. Somebody had apparently cleared them out of their house, and the store put the boxes by the front door, next to all the local giveaway entertainment papers, beneath the "free" sign. (I've never actually bought a copy of the mag myself before, because they cost too much.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 17 January 2010 00:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

nice! i did very well selling old mojos at the store. sold them for, like, four bucks a mag! they have good resale value.

scott seward, Sunday, 17 January 2010 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

this morning for a buck a piece:

the originals - california sunset (nice 70's motown soul)

incredible string band - the big huge

src - milestones (wahoo! needed this record. cover is a little beat up, but the vinyl is nice. sounds amazing.)

george danzer & band - jetzt oder nie (completely bonkers german record from 1982. included inside is a full page letter from some german dude to an american girl explaining why he was giving her this record for christmas. he went and saw the movie ET for the second time in a week and it still could not make him cry! so german.)

grand funk railroad - on time (2 copies actually. they were both in great shape and i couldn't resist. plus, one of my fave records ever too.)

linda hopkins - s/t (funky early 70's soul record. very aretha.)

the tymes - the sound of the wonderful tymes (parkway doo wop)

don shirley - the gospel according to don shirley (jazz piano don doing gospel tunes)

ellen mcilwaine - everybody needs it (had this years ago and didn't play it much. jack bruce on bass.)

john dankworth & orchestra - the $1,000,000 collection (dankworth has some pricey records out there - mostly cuzza the breaks - this isn't one of them. still cool moody mod jazz stuff on this though.)

santana/mclaughlin - love devotion surrender

savage grace - s/t

murari - s/t (hippie commune album from 1979 and which sells for, like, nothing, but i couldn't remember if i'd heard it or not. probably heard it and forgot all about it.)

the cowsills - s/t (i've been getting into the cowsills lately. god help me. especially the later stuff.)

peter stampfel & the bottlecaps - s/t

eric anderson - a country dream

busoni - doktor faust (dgg boxed set)

pepsi 1970 (boxed set of pepsi jingles featuring bonnie dobson/johnny cash/loadstone/odetta/tammy wynette/bb king/patti austin/mongo santamaria/friends of distinction/three dog night)

pepsi 1971 (double album of pepsi jingles featuring johnny cash/ides of march/ronnie dyson/bb king/bj thomas/delanie and bonnie/roberta flack/tammy wynette.)

steven quarella - book of love (private press xian 70's folk. hey, you never know...)

scott seward, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

The ones that leap to mind:

Jandek - unopened copy of Telegraph Melts: 50 cents at a thrift shop
Silver Apples - original Kapp pressing of first album: 25 cents at a thrift shop
Marvin Gaye - pristine copies of Let's Get It On, the Trouble Man soundtrack, and I Want You: 75 cents each at a garage sale
Perrey & Kingsley - The In Sound From Way Out: free after my friend's cokehead neighbor left it at his apartment

Antoine Doinel, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

murari - s/t (hippie commune album from 1979 and which sells for, like, nothing, but i couldn't remember if i'd heard it or not.

It's pretty forgettable, actually. (I bought a copy for $2 at the thing in greenpoint a couple years ago -- probably even mention it upthread somewhere, come to think of it -- but it's already long gone from here.)

xhuxk, Monday, 25 January 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Scott, every time you say you've bought this or that for a dollar, are they purchases you've made in the wild, or are they walk-ins to your store?

bamcquern, Monday, 25 January 2010 18:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

xxpost I got two of my Jandek albums for $2.50 each, but that was a decade ago, and his profile has risen so much, so it wasn't quite the same sort of achievement/coup/whatever.

bamcquern, Monday, 25 January 2010 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Purchased just now at Goodwill: John Coltrane - Giant Steps, original pressing with the "bullseye" labels. Vinyl is okay, but the cover is in immaculate condition. $1.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 27 January 2010 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 each LPs, Waterloo Records in Austin this afternoon:

The Desert Rose Band The Desert Rose Band (Curb 1987)
Mink Deville Mink Deville (Capitol 1977)
The Fleetwoods The Very Best Of (United Artists 1975)
Rickie Lee Jones Girl At Her Volcano (Warner Bros. 10-inch EP 1983 -- my 10-inch fetish again, obviously. Promise to cut it slack accordingly.)
Karen Lawrence & The Pins Girls' Night Out (RCA 1981 -- produced by Jack Douglas; hard rock band 1994's singer making Go-Gos-era new wave move, looks like)
A'Me Loreain & The Family Affair Starring In...Standing In A Monkey Sea (BMG 1990 -- Pretty sure this made my Pazz & Jop ballot that year, though I don't think I owned it on vinyl even then)
Mac McAnally Finish Lines (Geffen 1988)
Hank Thompson Smoky The Bar (Dot 1969 -- looks like pretty much all songs about drinking except for one about cocaine)
Toyah Warrior Rock: Toyah On Tour (Safari 1982 double LP)
The Whites Old Familiar Feeling (Curb 1983)
Don Williams The Best Of Don Williams Volume II (MCA 1979)
Lesette Wilson Now That I've Got Your Attention (Soul Brother 2002, apparently recorded and maybe first released in 1981; Never heard of her before, and no idea who she is -- a British soul/dance singer, looks like? -- but she covers Chas Jankel's "Ai No Corrida" and has an original song called "Caveman Boogie," so I figured it'd be worth taking a chance.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 7 February 2010 00:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Danny O'Keefe - The O'Keefe File (promo best-of, WB 1979)

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 7 February 2010 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

i bought this "Masters of Gospel" CD full of 1930s classic bangers for like 2.99 once. and then saw on amazon a single used copy was going for 500.00 but of course i fucking lost it...

zoom, Sunday, 7 February 2010 19:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

@ 0.85 USD

Disko Band: Klassiks go Disko
Ariel Ramirez: La Zamba Vol. II
George Duke: I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
Joel Grey: Black Sheep Boy
Boston Pops w/ Arthur Fiedler: Peter and the Wolf (Alec Guiness, narrator) / Carnival of the Animals
Teachers OST
Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon OST
Staying Alive OST
Issac Hayes: ...To Be Continued
Petula Clark: Petula
Cher: Half-Breed
The Beat: Ackee 1-2-3-Nike Mix/ I Confess (United States of America remix)
The Beat: Doors of Your Heart / Drowning
Enoch Light and the Glittering Guitars
Lenny Dee: Take It To The Limit

we like the cars. the cars that go burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb. (los blue jeans), Saturday, 13 February 2010 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

recently got the following for £1 (all on vinyl)

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Dexys Midnight Runners - Too Rye Aye
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
The Wedding Present - Bizarro
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Dwight Yorke, Saturday, 13 February 2010 23:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1, Goodwill Store, 183 & Burnett in Austin:

The Suburbs Credit In Heaven (Twin/Tone double LP, 1981)

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 February 2010 01:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Friday I pick up OMD - Crush for 50 cent at a Goodwill. Saturday I picked up André Cymone - AC, a Beach Boys greatest hits, Rio - Duran Duran, and some others for a buck a piece.

dynamicinterface, Sunday, 14 February 2010 19:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

5 for $1 sale (so, $2.18 TOTAL, including tax), Antone's today:

Steve Arrington The Jammin' National Anthem (Atlantic 1986)
D Train Music (Prelude 1983)
Miquel Brown Symphony Of Love (Polydor 1978)
Dazz Band Rock The Room (SBK/RCA 1988)
New York City Band New York City Band (American International 1979 -- my second copy of this; goes straight into the theoretcial ebay pile. Probably mentioned it before way up thread, the first time I bought it: prominently features a very early, pre-fame "Luther Van Dross.")
Pretenders Extended Play (Sire EP 1981)
Charlie Rich Rollin' With The Flow (Epic 1977)
Sugar Babes Sugar Babes (MCA 1987 -- post-"Push It" teen-girl r&b/hip-hop trio, apparently? Never heard of them before.)
Joe Tex Bumps And Bruises (Epic 1977 - w/ "Ain't Gonna Bump No More" {With No Big Fat Woman or something like that, I believe] and "Be Cool {Willie Is Dancing With A Sissy}"!)
(Various) The Gospel At Colonus (Warner Bros. 1984 -- maybe the only gospel LP ever to chart on the Pazz & Jop list, unless there's another one I'm not thinking of. Couldn't get into at the time, but I was a whole lot younger then.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 February 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

that is two dollars very well spent.

scott seward, Monday, 15 February 2010 01:56 (nine years ago) Permalink


75 cents apiece. I was flipping my shit the whole time because all the records were missing from their sleeves and I missed out on Parliament, early Aretha Franklin, and James Brown.

Adam Bruneau, Monday, 22 February 2010 22:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

nice! i did very well selling old mojos at the store. sold them for, like, four bucks a mag! they have good resale value.

― scott seward, Sunday, 17 January 2010 01:26 (1 month ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

wish same was true for us in UK.
i have a mountain of old mojos
i started @ #45 approx i think - had pet sounds cd single embedded in the cover - before the days of covermounts
cant get rid of them even for free (well apart from collection that is !)
oh and for thread relevance, last week picked up River Deep, Mountain High on cd for 99 pence with an extra bonus of 25% off.
bargain. rather chuffed about that particular find.

mark e, Monday, 22 February 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 Each today, Recylced Reads (the Austin Library overrun store)

Mose Allison Ever Since the World Ended (Blue Note 1987)
Laurie Anderson Big Science (Warner Bros. 1982 -- got rid of my old copy over two decades ago)
The John Carter Octer Dauwhe (Black Saint 1982)
The Cretones Snap! Snap! (Planet 1981)
Jack Dejohnette New Directions (ECM 1978)
The Persuasions No Frills (Rounder 1984)
Stan Ridgway The Big Heat (IRS 1986)
The Searchers Love's Melodies (Sire 1981 -- comeback LP with Moon Martin, John Fogetry, Motors, Records, and Big Star covers)
Trouble Funk Trouble Over Here (Island 1987)
Y&T In Rock We Trust (A&M 1984)

25 cents each, garage sale, Central Austin (all in great shape; a couple still sealed though I expect I'll fix that problem soon)

George Jones All-Time Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Epic 1977)
Barbara Mandrell The Best Of (Columbia 1977)
Roger Miller The Return Of Roger Miller (Smash 1965)
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Capitol 1965)
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos Before You Go/No One But You (Capitol 1965)
Buck Owens The Best Of (Capitol 1964)
Ricky Skaggs Don't Cheat In Our Hometown (Epic 1983)
Ernest Tubb Greatest Hits (MCA 1980)

They had a pile of other old country albums -- including four or five more '60s Buck Owens ones -- but I didn't want to be too greedy.

xhuxk, Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

cheapo in minneapolis seemed to have a lot of pretty good stuff for $1-$3. anyone check in there from time to time?

by another name (amateurist), Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cheapo in Austin is the most mis-named record store in town, as far as I can tell -- have yet to buy a single thing there.

xhuxk, Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah cheapo's in cambridge mass was, similarly, not all that cheap(o).

by another name (amateurist), Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

xhuxk, question for you, since you buy a lot of $1 or less records -- how picky are you about what kind of shape they are in? How beat up is too beat up?

Mark, Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that'd be too beat up. Anyway, I'd say it depends on the record. And the price. Pickier about $1 records than 50 cent ones. I've bought a couple Suburbs and ZZ Hill and J. Blackfoot LPs this year that are pretty scratchy or even warped (in at least two cases I couldn't play the lead cuts on either side), but that's really rare, actually. At any rate, I've never been what you'd call an audiophile. I'll listen through a scratch or two, if it's something I might not get to hear or own otherwise. Can't say my stylus thanks me, but I can get a new one -- and honestly, in my experience, styluses last a good long time anyway.

Btw, that should be John Carter Octet up above.

xhuxk, Sunday, 28 February 2010 02:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

$1 each, End Of An Ear in South Austin and Parlor Pizza (music swap meet) at 43rd and Guadalupe:

Bad Boy Back To Back (United Artists 1978 - w/ inner sleeve, press bio, and publicity photo still inside)
The Buggs The Beetle Beat (Coronet 1964 - I think maybe this is a fake Beatles LP that Metal Mike Saunders and/or Doug Wolk recommend?)
The Cretones Long Thin Line (Planet 1980 -- 2 LPs by them in 2 weeks!)
Dave Edmunds Subtle As A Flying Mallet (RCA 1975)
Z.Z. Hill Down Home (Malaco 1981 - pretty scratchy again; I'm starting to get the idea Southern Soul fans don't take very good care of their vinyl)
Moon Martin Mystery Ticket (Capitol 1982)
Elliott Murphy Aquashow (Polydor 1973 -- supposed to be his great one)
Tom Robinson North By Northwest (IRS 1982)
Screaming Blue Messiahs Bikini Red (Elektra 1987 -- pretty sure I trashed this in Creem when it came out)
Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys A Six Pack to Go (Capitol 1966 -- "a program of their biggest beer-drinkin' hits!")
Richard & Linda Thompson Pour Down Like Silver (Island 1976)
(Various) Professional Baseball: The First 100 Years (Fleetwood 1969 -- I think I wanted this when I was 9 years old; maybe even got it then; originally cost $3, according to the cover; narrated by James Stewart and Curt Gowdy)
(Various) Goofy Gold (HRB Music 1978 double LP -- some overlap with K-Tel and Ronco novelty song TV-mail-order compilations, but this looks extremely cut-rate; maybe a bootleg?)
(Various) A Nonesuch Christmas (Nonesuch 1969 - "from the Baroque, Renaissance, and Middle Ages")

xhuxk, Sunday, 7 March 2010 02:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I also bought a snowman for $2 at a garage sale who raps "Ice Ice Baby" when you squeeze his hand. (His bling says "Ice" on it, too.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 7 March 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

$5 Total (less than $1 each), Breakaway Records, between SXSW sets by Girl In A Coma, Viv Albertine from the Slits, and Rosie Flores feat. Adrian & the Sickness's rhythm section, in the Cafe Mundi parking lot:

Gregory Abbott Shake You Down (Columbia 1986)
Fad Gadget Incontinent (Mute 1981)
J. Walter Negro and The Loose Jointz "Shoot The Pump" (Zoo York 12-inch single, 1981 -- been looking for a copy of this for approx. 29 years)
Swimming Pool Q's Q (A&M 1984 -- or possibly considered self-titled, but there's a big Q on the cover.)
Joe Tex Rub Down (Epic 1978)
(Various) Radio Tokyo Tapes Volume Two (Enigma 1984, L.A. comp w/ Kommunity FK, 17 Pygmies, John Trubee, Fibonaccis, etc. etc.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 20 March 2010 02:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

J. Walter Negro and The Loose Jointz "Shoot The Pump" (Zoo York 12-inch single, 1981 -- been looking for a copy of this for approx. 29 years)

so what's the story behind it? when did you first hear it & fall in lust?

ian, Saturday, 20 March 2010 06:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Swimming Pool Q's Q (A&M 1984 -- or possibly considered self-titled, but there's a big Q on the cover.)

All I remember is that I liked this record, but I can't remember a single song on it.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 20 March 2010 06:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

goddamn, i'm always envious of your finds, xhuxk

DISASTÜR ZÜN RHINE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 20 March 2010 07:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

My Computer - Vulnerabilia, in a Tower Records bargain bin. One of my best purchases ever.

skip, Saturday, 20 March 2010 19:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

J. Walter Negro and The Loose Jointz ...what's the story behind it? when did you first hear it & fall in lust?

Didn't hear it; read about it...Well, I may have heard it once, on WGPR in Detroit or whatever, but mainly I read about in the Additional Consumer News section of Christgau's Consumer Guide in late October 1981: "'Shoot The Pump," like 'Double Dutch Bus,' is a 12-inch that earns the term 'street music' by being about as well as of the streets; it celebrates the joys of liquid under pressure (in hydrants and spray cans) with an irreverent associative glee that altogether obliterates competing tributes to boxes and basketball. Art by Ali, who Rough Trade and Factory should, as we say in New York, check out."

i'm always envious of your finds

Guess I'm just in the right place at the right time a lot? I dunno. It's honestly not like I really dig through crates that much, I don't think! Just make an occasional stop for a half hour or so, at a record or thrift store. That batch yesterday took maybe five minutes -- except for the Abbott, those were all in the "new arrivals" $1 bin, which isn't very big. And how many music fans have probably walked past that store in the past few SXSW days? They could've bought those records as easily as I could have. It's not like I have a magic touch or something; I'm just stumped that more people don't find what I do, to be honest. (By the way, I passed up a late '80s David Van Tieghem LP feat. Blue Gene Tyranny, and this intense black-power- looking African-musicianed jazz LP out of Detroit from 1970 called, uh, Africa Something; would've got the latter but the cover and vinyl looked really moldy, even by my standards. Maybe I should've anyway. But I bet they're both still there, if anybody's in the neighborhood.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 20 March 2010 21:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

$2.00 (!) from Harvey's Records on East Lancaster in Fort Worth. (Mostly way overpriced but still great little blues/soul/gospel store run for the past 38 years by a hilarious curmudgeony 69-year-old guy named Harvey who says he doesn't carry rap because it's not music, and he remembers when songs used to have more than one verse. He told me this while some hip-hop beat kept blasting over and over across the street. There are also 12 rules of the store posted on a chalkboard on the wall, almost all of which translate to "I don't give discounts".):

Imagination Body Talk (MCA 1981 -- wasn't aware until now that "Just An Illusion" was on two different Imagination LPs, both this one and the one that came after it. Now I have copies of both.)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 01:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

got both Wrathchild America cds from a sharing center...they had no idea waht they were selling

Phoenix in Flight (Cattle Grind), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 01:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

$34 total ($1 each except $2 for the two-disc Charlie Rich one) at some guy's house on the 1800 block of Redlands in Austin (which is a few blocks south of Rich Creek and east of Burnett). He was selling 10,000 album for $1 or $2 each; I just saw a sign on the street when he was driving. I only looked through the $1 room. He's there tomorrow, too, and for the next couple weekends; says he may eventually lower prices even more. Apparently he used to own a record store in town a couple decades ago, but the vinyl has all been in storage since the early '90s:

Byran Adams You Want It You Got It
Willie Alexander And The Boom Boom Band
Robert Ashley Automatic Writing
Atomic Rooster Made In England
Kevin Ayers Yes We Have No Mañanas
Babe Ruth Kids Stuff (post Jenny Hahn era; may already have a copy of this but wasn't positive)
B-52s Wild Planet
Bloodrock 2 (w/ "D.O.A.")
The Brains Dancing Under Streetlights EP
Cameo She's Strange
Dire Straits Dire Straits
Dire Straits Communique
Doctors Of Madness Sons Of Survival
Richard Dimples Fields Dimples (his first charting album, with "Earth Angel" and "She's Got Papers On Me")
Godfathers Birth School Work Death
Bill Haley and the Comets Rockin' (9-song cheapo Pickwick best-of from c. 1970)
Haysi Fantayzee Battle Hymns For Children Singing
Rickie Lee Jones debut LP
Klark Kent Music Madness From The Kinetic Kid (I.R.S. 1980 -- covert solo LP from Police's Stewart Copeland)
David Lindley El Rayo-X
Phil Manzanera 801 (Polydor/Listen Now UK 1977)'
Mondo Rock -- self-titled U.S. Columbia LP by Aussie band, 1985
Charlie Rich Fully Realized (Mercury c. 1974 -- 2-LP collection of his earlier Smash sides, looks like)
The Rods Wild Dogs (Arista 1982)
Roxy Music Flesh + Blood (Polydor/El Disco Es Cultura Spain 1980 -- cover looks basically similar to U.S. version except almost all the titles are in Spanish; not sure whether Ferry sings them that way or not)
Sparks Propaganda
Swollen Monkeys On Vacation (Cacholt EP 1982 -- several-member band led by Ralph Carney from Tin Huey etc.)
The Time debut LP
Wide Boy Awake (RCA EP 1982)
Widowmaker self-titled (Jet 1976, feat. Ariel Bender from Mott the Hoople on guitar and backup vocals)
Yesterday And Today (London 1976 -- pre-Y&T metal dudes)
Zinc Street Level (Arista 1982 -- produced/arranged/conducted by Change disco guys Malavasi and Petrus)
(Various) Jive Presents House Volume 1 (Jive/RCA/Zomba 1982 -- w/ Wee Papa Girls, Adonis, the She Rockers, Samantha Fox, etc.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 3 April 2010 23:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

...saw a sign on the street while I was driving...(obv., not he)

xhuxk, Saturday, 3 April 2010 23:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, that Redlands guy is getting to be a legend. Wish I lived in Austin.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 3 April 2010 23:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

sounds awesome!

scott seward, Sunday, 4 April 2010 01:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just got back from Austin dude's place. It's at 1802 Redlands. Records are $3 on Friday, $2 on Saturday, $1 on Sunday. He told me he's putting out 3,000 more records each Friday for the next four weeks!!! He also told me some fun stories:

A record collector dude haggled him to go down on prices, esp. for some blues singer on King. Turned out the record sold for $1000 (didn't ask how much record collector dude paid for it...could've been $3).

Some guy (don't know when) bought an entire record store from a woman (in New Orleans?) for peanuts (few thou if even that). Turns out she had Robert Johnson 78s and autographed Presley Sun 78s. The purchaser gave her $400 extra to be nice.

He's into paper now. He knows some guy (and maybe it was himself..I forget) who has a bunch of press kits with photos of old country blues singers that date back to 1930. Who knew such things even existed?

He stays up until 5am weeding out the stuff he wants.

A dude asked for Hawkwind and Captain Beyond records. There were none (left, supposedly).

Went through about 80% of what he had there although he kept putting out more. After much sweat, hunger, and that godawful live Grand Funk Railroad record he was playing, I ended up with the below, $23 total (caveat - double records are $2):
The Austin Christmas Collection First Edition
The Austin Christmas Collection Third Edition
Bus Boys: Minimum Wage Rock & Roll
Christmas Greetings Vol. 4 (with Vol. 5 wedged in alongside...on Columbia but has the A&P logo on the back)
Country Girls (cheesy comp of Faron Young, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Del Reeves, etc. singing song about women)
Cory Daye: "I've Cried (Too Many Tears)" (Blue Chip 1987)
Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek
Fire Town: The Good Life
Hot Tracks (Special three record set with one record missing. bought it cuz they're hard to find cheap and one record included the nifty "Attack of the Disco Queens: The 80's Hi-NRG Medley" and a Pet Shop Boys medley called "This Is The Pet Shop Boys")
Jamming! Presents A New Optimism For the 80's (featuring unreleased and rare material by R.E.M., The Special A.K.A., Wah!, etc. Liners by Tony Fletcher who wrote for Addicted to Noise when I was there. Nice guy.)
Julie London: Tenderly Yours (and selections from The Ted Comstock Orchestra)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy (This is the only 1970s record of theirs I don't own and not only has purchase alluded me for decades but somehow I have never seen the cover of the damn thing until this very day! Nice bird flip on the back.)
Major Lance: Now Arriving
The Masked Marauders (pretty beat up but I've never heard it)
M People: "Excited" (promo-only double-pak)
My Sin: Beyond Good and Evil - (I was obsessing about this [dude?] on another thread but cannot recall why. One side originals, the other covers of "Moonlight Mile" and Stooges' "I Need Somebody")
The Perfect Disaster: Asylum Road
Mitch Ryder: How I Spent My Vacation (Finally! Couldn't find one to even download illegally)
The Suburbs: In Combo
Trackin' Up The North - KQDS 95FM (Duluth, MN comp from 1982 with The Replacements, The Flamin' Oh's, Crash Street Kids, Sussman Lawrence with a song called "Torture Me" written and performed by Peter Himmelman, etc. Inside there's a ballot to vote for your fave band. But this copy is sealed.)

And to top it all off, the first 12 customers today got a free (and HUGE) oatmeal cookie!!

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 4 April 2010 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

or maybe it was himself

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 4 April 2010 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

some 20p 7"s...

Frijid Pink - End of the Line/Sing a Song for Freedom
Ten Years After - I'm Going Home / Hear Me Calling
Charlie Daniels - Uneasy Rider
Alice Cooper - Hello Hooray
Fashion - Love Shadow

gnarly sceptre, Thursday, 8 April 2010 15:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Went back to the Redlands guy's house to see what 3000 albums he added this weekend; lots of them had probably sold Friday and Saturday, but I still bought $11 worth (everything was $1 today), and didn't even get a second copy of the Skatt Bros LP, though maybe I should have. (Though actually, it doesn't look that expensive on discogs, which is a relief.)

Anyway, $1 each:

Aerosmith Rock In Hard Place (Columbia 1982 -- believe or not, I've never had a copy of this before)
Mark Andrews And The Gents Big Boy (A&M 1980 - ex-Joe Jackson bandmate w/ proto-Misfits haircut)
Ellen Foley Spirit Of St. Louis (CBS 1981 - her Sandinista!, supposedly, with 9 of 12 songs written either by Tymon Dogg or her then-boyfriend Joe Strummer)
Robert Cray Strong Persuader (Mercury 1986)
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers (Mercury 1984 -- very sturdy looking inner picture sleeve!)
Gringos Locos Punch Drunk (Atlantic 1989 - Rock City Angels cowpunk glam-metal-looking thing recorded in Helisinki, never heard of it before but probably Hanoi Rocks cousins in some way or other)
Hitmen Torn Together (Columbia Canada 1981 -- probably not the Hitmen I was thinking of, who I think were Aussies; these guys are apparently Brits but at least look kinda tough-guy fake new wave)
Savoy Brown Looking In (Parrot 1970 -- I own zero Savoy Brown LPs but this one looks extremely metal and badass so what the heck)
The Sinceros The Sound Of Sunbathing (Columbia 1979)
St. Paradise St. Paradise (Warner Bros. 1979 - quasi-super-group power trio fronted by Derek St. Holmes from Nugent's band, some song off this was a hit in Detroit that year)
Wasch! Metal Goes Mountain (Strike Back 1989 -- recorded in Dusseldorf and looks very Teutonic)

Also, at a garage sale yesterday for $1, on CD:

David Lee Murphy Out With A Bang (MCA 1994)

Also got Mary Gaitskill's Veronica and Joel Whitburn's Top Country Albums 1964-1997 (harcdover, original price on back says $49.95) for 50 cents each at a garage sale. But those aren't records.

xhuxk, Sunday, 11 April 2010 22:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

50-cent each cassettes, North Austin garage sales today:

C&C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat (Columbia 1990)
The Jets The Jets (MCA 1985)
Klymaxx Meeting In The Ladies Room (MCA/Casablanca 1984)

xhuxk, Saturday, 24 April 2010 20:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

doesn't look like the garage sales were rocking too hard today in north austin!

(i couldn't find anything at the ones i went to. bought some dvds for the store.)

scott seward, Saturday, 24 April 2010 21:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well actually the guy I bought the C&C Music Factory tape from was also selling a bunch of Ozzy, Judas Priest, Scorpions, and Keel LPs from the mid '80s, but I wasn't really interested in those ones.

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 April 2010 01:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Today's Flohmarkt haul, averaging out to about a euro per disc:

* three Joyce Sims records which, sadly, don't do much for me
* Janet Jackson's "Control," way better than I remembered
* Barry White, Greatest Hits
* Tears for Fears, "Sowing the Seeds of Love" -- includes "Tears Roll Down," a Latin-house track that sounds like something Luciano would play today
* Midge Ure, "If I Was" - pretty dodgy, but I like the synth-pop cover of "Man Who Sold the World"
* The Private Lightning Six, "They Came Down" -- Pulsinger, Potuznik et al doing weirdo electro from '96
* Kurtis Blow, "The Breaks" (ZXY re-press)
* Kyborg, "Swing" -- an early Raster-Noton
* Bryan Ferry, "Kiss and Tell" -- total turkey
* Donna Summer, "Sunset People" / "Our Love"
* Joe Claussell & Chuck Perkins, "Jazz Funeral" (Guidance)
* I.A.O., 93-95 -- weird, not great, lite jazz + ambient record about which I can't find any information
* The Housemartins, "Caravan of Love" -- all acapella, don't ask me why I bought this
* Soul II Soul, "People"
* Heavy D and the Boyz, "We Got Our Own Thang"

One of the flea market dealers must have gotten his stock from a defunct label or distributor, because all the records were new, and there were dozens of doubles. Most of it looked like mid '90s trance, but I couldn't say for sure. Also, terrible water damage and mildew on a huge swath of the collection. I still can't get the smell out of my nose.

pshrbrn, Sunday, 25 April 2010 16:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

@ $1 each, Antone's today

John Anderson Wild And Blue (Warner Bros. 1982)
George Benson Give Me The Night (Warner Bros. 1980)
Cameo Style (Atlanta Artists/Polygram 1983)
Leon Russell Best Of Leon (Shelter 1976)
Styx Crystal Ball (A&M 1976)

xhuxk, Sunday, 2 May 2010 21:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

$2 (!) each LPs, garage sale today:

Elvis Costello Taking Liberties (Columbia 1980)
Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes Survival Of The Fittest Live (Polydor 1971)

xhuxk, Saturday, 8 May 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not exactly $1 on these, but I've been looking for these damn things for so long that it's worth sharing... I found two of the five legendary Disco Inferno EPs (Summer's Last Sound and A Rock to Cling To) for $3.99 each. Two down... three to go.

Of course, all five are being reissued in a few months, per Ned's thread. But I couldn't pass these up in good conscience.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Sunday, 9 May 2010 03:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

50 cents each, $3 total, Austin garage sale yesterday, all in weird (and maybe bootlegged) import versions from Okinawa, wrapped in plastic-protected paper covers with Japanese lettering added to the album art:

Ferrante & Teicher Midnight Cowboy (assume I won't like this much, but vaguely curious after hearing people rave about an R.J. Smith EMP presentation about them which I didn't actually see.)
Gilbert O'Sullivan Himself and I'm A Writer, Not A Fighter (w/ "Alone Again Naturally" and "Get Down" respectively. Skipped the LP with "Clair," which hit I've never liked as much.)
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors, The Silver Fox, and Very Special Love Songs

$2 CD, Texas Thrift in East Austin:

Hal Ketchum Sure Love (Curb 1992)

xhuxk, Sunday, 16 May 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ferrante & Teicher Midnight Cowboy (assume I won't like this much, but vaguely curious after hearing people rave about an R.J. Smith EMP presentation about them which I didn't actually see.)

I mocked F&T once in a Voice review. My parents thought Ferrante & Teicher were great. They went to see the duo in Hershey and Harrisburg. Probably the only reason, too, why they had a stereo.

The worst milchtoast piano versions of popular songs, movie and TV themes.

The right stuff to include with a library consisting of records by the Ray Coniff Singers, pop music for a listenening audience that inspired elevator muzak. Also great if you thought you might enjoy "Sing Along with Mitch Miller" LPs, the Sukiyaki novelty hit on 45 ...

Gorge, Sunday, 16 May 2010 20:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Savoy Brown Looking In (Parrot 1970 -- I own zero Savoy Brown LPs but this one looks extremely metal and badass so what the heck)

This is Foghat with Kim Simmonds on guitar just before the former split off to make straight boogie records for the US audience. Lonesome Dave sings, would redo "Poor Girl" for the Foghat debut, I think.

Gorge, Sunday, 16 May 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not a lot of boogie on it, though. Mostly brooding blues rock.

Gorge, Sunday, 16 May 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Austin garage sale yesterday

You know, xhuxk, I wonder if we haven't crossed paths while record shopping at some point?

We both sure do a lot of it...

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's possible! Next time, say Hello! (I'm the short guy with glasses.)

$2 total, Breakway Records (which has moved to North Loop, excellent location!), today. (A skewed sample, though, since I also sold them a small stack of LPs and mostly indie 45s for $10 that hadn't sold in my yard sale yesterday, and they very likely got a better deal than I did):

The Buzztones En-cy'clo-pe'di-a (Metro-America EP 1984) (Ann Arbor label; Detroit-associated group I hadn't thought about for a quarter century and barely even did back then, though I might briefly have confused them with the Buzzcocks for a day or two. Produced by Don Was, background vocals by Harry Bowens and Sweet Pea Atkinson)
Eddie Kendricks Boogie Down (Motown 1974)
L.A. Boppers L.A. Boppers (Mercury 1980)
Shorty Long Here Comes The Judge (Soul 1968 -- a little bit scratchy but very cool LP cover)
The Masked Marauders (Deity 1969. Real good condition, too. Question for the NY Times magazine Ethicist: What is the proper ethics for when you find an LP in the dollar bin that you have a hunch might be there by mistake, but you'd have no way of knowing for sure? Confession: What I usually do is place it somewhere inconspicuously in the middle of the pile, and say, "These were all in the dollar bin.")
Pat Travers Band Crash And Burn (Polydor 1980 - Hi George.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 23 May 2010 22:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ferrante & Teicher made some great records between 56-59 but anything after that is mostly what Gorge said

all at $1:

Jacqueline Dolan : S/T
Homer & Jethro : The Humorous Side of Country Music
Alisha : S/T
John Cali, The World's Greatest Banjoist: Banjo on My Knee
Willie Nelson : Make Way For Willie Nelson
Neil Young : American Stars & Bars
Julien Clerc : Nº 7
Hans Petersen : "Trust Me" (Like Vaughn Meader except Jimmie Carter)
V/A : The Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984
Onnik Dinkjian : A Unique Rendition of Armenian Songs
Aerosmith : Live Bootleg (not actually a bootleg)
Dimensional Sound : The Big 50 (one of those collections of soundalikes that resulted in k-tell's "original hits by original stars" disclamer)

12" singles:
Simon Harris : Bass (How Low Can You Go)
Cyré : Last Chance
DJ Miko : Hot Stuff

GENE PITNEY'S SWEATER BY KANDAHAR (los blue jeans), Sunday, 23 May 2010 23:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the Ferrante & Teacher LP I bought was indeed awful (beyond the "Midnight Cowboy" theme, at least, which I already own on 45.)

$1 each vinyl, Thrift City and Recycled Reads, today:

Dire Straits Twisting By The Pool (Warner Bros. EP 1983)
Rude Girls Rude Awakening (Flying Fish 1987 - folk not reggae apparently despite the name, but looks potentially interesting in a lesbian Roches sort of way, not that I'd bet on it or anything)
Gino Soccio Closer (Atlantic 1981)

25 cents each cassettes, Thrift City

Nirvana Bleach (Sub Pop 1989)
Redd Kross Neurotica (Big Time 1987)
Lou Reed Coney Island Baby (RCA 1976, 1989 pressing)
Joyce Sims Come Into My Life (Sleeping Bag 1987)

xhuxk, Sunday, 30 May 2010 00:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Neurotica remaster is worth buying...pretty big sonic upgrade.


dlp9001, Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

3/$2.50 at Crunge Records (Corning, NY's Only Rock and Roll Shop)

Omega Sunrise - Feel The Change [christian Earth Wind & Fire, vocals not as good but tight rhythm section & horns]

Cerrone IV - The Golden Touch

V/A - The Naked Carmen

New Edition - Under The Blue Moon

Sam "The Man" Taylor - Mist Of The Orient

Rose Royce - In Full Bloom

John Culliton Mahoney - Love Not Guaranteed

Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's my way!

Ian and Sylvia - Great Speckled Bird

The Andrea True Connection - More, More, More (LP, not the single)

Bobby Gosh - Love Ballet

(they were buy 2 get 1 half off dollar records, would have grabbed another record if I knew about the discount but I had people waiting for me)

Then at the Elmira Salvation Army:

Sealed copy of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn's Honky Tonk Heroes for 29 cents

GENE PITNEY'S SWEATER BY KANDAHAR (los blue jeans), Friday, 4 June 2010 20:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

from the fantastic Siren Records in Doylestown, PA:

Morrissey - "Viva Hate"
Morrissey - "Vauxhall & I"
Sinead O'Connor - "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got"

Tori, I must seem greatly intriguing (Stevie D), Friday, 4 June 2010 22:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Random Fri afternoon yardsale around the corner:

Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66
American Gigolo OST by Giorgio Moroder with "call me" by Blondie

More more more ass we are all addicted to ass (Whitey on the Moon), Friday, 4 June 2010 23:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Today's haul from a Berlin flea market includes Cameo's "Word Up," Big Daddy Kane's "I'll Take You there" and Steve Miller Band's "Abracadabra" (why not?), the Doobie Bros' "Takin' It to the Streets," some underwhelming mid '90s house records on Nite Grooves and Junior Boy's Own; two compilations of German birdsong, "Vogelstimme Unserer Heimat" vols. 1 and 2; and one absolute gem:

Rupie Edwards + various vocalists, "Yamaha Skank" (Success, 1974)

Really nice dub reggae featuring titles like "Doctor Satan Echo Chamber" and "Half Way Tree Pressure." Awesome.

Apparently the first single-riddim album, according to this: http://www.roots-archives.com/release/1863
More info: "Slim Smith and the Uniques cut My Conversation for Bunny Lee in the late 1960s, in 1974 Lee sold the rhythm to producer Rupie Edwards who then made an album titled Yamaha Skank from twelve versions of that rhythm, the album was a first of it's kind. This is the opening track from the album which kicks off with the words 'Welcome to doctor Satan's echo chamber'."

Ich liebe meinen Flohmarkt!

pshrbrn, Sunday, 6 June 2010 12:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Some vintage clothes store, Burnett & North Cross, today, $1:

The Animals Animalism (MGM 1966)

xhuxk, Sunday, 13 June 2010 01:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ivy - Realistic, $1

skip, Sunday, 13 June 2010 02:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

50 cents each, Sundance Records, San Marcos

Baillie & the Boys - self-titled (RCA 1987)
John Conlee - Harmony (Columbia 1986)
John Conlee - American Faces (Columbia 1987)
The Diamonds - Live & Well (2nd Facet Venture 1983 -- autographed, though doesn't look like these are any of the same actual Diamonds who originally hit with "The Stroll," which they revive here anyway)
Narvel Felts - self-titled (ABC 1975)
C.W. McCall - Wolf Creek Pass (MGM 1975)
Mel McDaniel - Just Can't Sit Down Music (Capitol 1986)
Pousette-Dart Band - self-titled (Capitol 1976)
Pousette-Dart Band - Never Enough (Capitol 1979)
Joe Stampley - All These Things (ABC/Dot 1976)

Also, that vintage store I found that Animals LP at last week was at Burnett and Research/183, not North Cross, duh. What was I thinking?

xhuxk, Sunday, 20 June 2010 01:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Same Berlin flea market, all between 50 cents and 1 euro. Today's pick is undoubtedly the Flash & the Pan record:

Bark-Kays, Contagious (1987)
Black Sabbath, Live Evil (Phonogram, 1983)
Ian Dury, New Boots and Panties (Stiff, 1977)
Flash & the Pan, s/t (Mercury, 1979)
- has awesome version (I guess the original) of "Walking in the Rain," which I only knew from Grace Jones
John Foxx, Metamatic (Virgin, 1980)
- how did I miss this as a 14-year-old new wave kid? It would have blown my mind.
Gruppo Sportivo, Pop! Goes the Brain (Ariola, 1981)
Bo Hansson, Magician's Hat (Charisma, 1973?)
- psyche/folk
Omega, Time Robber (Bellaphon, 1976)
- interesting Czech rock act w/ Bowie overtones
Ottawan, Megamix (Bailerle, 1989)
Lou Reed, New Sensations (RCA, 1984)
Rheingold, s/t (EMI, 1980)
- produced by Conny Plank, FWIW
Sade, Diamond Life (CBS, 1984)
- I can never remember which Sade albums I already have on vinyl, so every time I see one cheap, I pick it up. I really should take inventory one of these days.
Klaus Schulze, Elektronik-Impressionen (Amiga, 1982)
Gino Soccio, Closer (Atlantic, 1981)
Sparks, Kimono My House (Island, 1974)
Spinners, Working My Way Back to You (Atlantic, 1979)
Talking Heads, "Road to Nowhere" 12" (1985)
Talking Heads, '77 (Sire, 1977)
10cc, The Original Soundtrack (Mercury, 1975)
- very stoked to discover this, as I was just listening to "I'm Not In Love" after reading Oneohtrix Point Never talking about it in the Wire
XTC, Drums and Wires (Virgin, 1979)

There were more, including a few Russian records whose covers I liked, but I'm too lazy to type the rest. I actually bought so many records today that I had to buy a plastic satchel just to cart them home in. A good day at the market! Also, I have proof that it hasn't yet become overrun by hipsters, because the M.C. Hammer record is still there, three weeks after my previous visit. (I'm kidding... kind of.)

pshrbrn, Sunday, 20 June 2010 16:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I keep meaning to add my various Amoeba hauls here over time. Had a good run there the other day -- and I didn't have to pay for any of it thanks to store credit. Got a few in 'regular' clearance for $3 or less -- Rush, Snakes and Arrows, Cowboy Junkies, Rarities, B-Sides and Slow Sad Waltzes, Sinead O'Connor, Universal Mother, Silver Jews, Starlite Walker, a couple of others -- and the rest of this was $1 or less, some at the suggestion of the similarly scrounging the bins Jeff T:

Pearls and Brass, The Indian Tower
Sunburned Hand of the Man, No Magic Man
Tim Burgess, I Believe
Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Live Aoiheya January 2003
Laethora, March of the Parasite
Bleach, Fast
Plastic Crimewave Sound, Painted Shadows
Jesse Petersen, Unveiling
Thrones, Day Late, Dollar Short
Eden Express, Que Amors Que
Ron Franklin, Ron Franklin
Losing Money & Losing Friends: The March Records Story
The Penelope(s), Priceless Concrete Echoes
A. C. Acoustics, Hand Passes Plenty EP
Primal Scream, Burning Wheel EP
Caroline, Where's My Love EP
Mercury Rev, Everlasting Arm/Deadman EP
Miranda Sex Garden, Gush Forth My Tears EP
Plone, Plock EP
Ministry, Just One Fix EP
Scarecrow Carried Brain, Noise and Straight Hardcore EP
Electrafixion, Lowdown EP
Add N to (X), Revenge of the Black Regent EP
American Music Club, Rise EP
Photon Band, Back Down to Earth
Adventures in Stereo, Alternative Stereo Sounds
Unstable Ensemble, Echoes
Nikki Sudden, The Truth Doesn't Matter
Stardeath and White Dwarfs, The Birth
The Tears, Lovers EP
The Mules, Polly-O EP
Agathe Max, This Silver String
Pandora, Space Amazon
Vanishing Voice, Stone Tablet
Andrew Douglas Rothbard, Abandoned Meander
Silm Moon, Won't You Dance With This Man?
Enon, In This City
Mellow, Another Mellow Spring
All India Radio, All India Radio
Leprous, Tall Poppy Syndrome
Empires/Hellas Mounds, split EP
Mad Moisell, Mad Moisell
Anna Oxygen, This is an Exercise
Talbot Tagora, Lessons in the Woods or a City
Swell, The DeCoster's EP
Spirit Vine, Golden EP
Fu Manchu, Something Beyond EP
Human Ear Music, The Human Ear Volume 1
Ein Heit, The Lightning and the Sun
A Day in the Park: A Compilation of Now Sounds
Fuck the Facts, Disgorge Mexico

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sunburned Hand of the Man, No Magic Man

That's a really good find for $1 -- I think it's limited to ~1,000 or so copies, like a lot of Sunburned stuff. I eBayed my copy for $15 or so at a time I needed the cash.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 03:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Am avoiding record and thrift stores for the time being as I wade through a huge box of discard vinyl Metal Mike sent me a couple weeks back, but I happened to be in Half-Price Books looking for birthday presents yesterday, and this was in the front of the $1 LPs, so:

Steeleye Span Storm Force Ten (Chrysalis 1977)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thrones, Day Late, Dollar Short

There's something poetic about buying this used for $1.
(Also, great find! Love me some Thrones.)

pshrbrn, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 17:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yep, that's a great disc.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 17:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

$1 vinyl each (except where noted*), $19 total, two flea markets just off I-35 between San Marcos and San Antonio today:

Aztec Camera - High Land Hard Rain (Sire 1983)
BB&Q (Brooklyn Bronx and Queens) Band - self-titled (Capitol 1981 -- only one of these that looks in really questionable condition, fwiw)
Big Black - Message To Our Ancestors (Uni 1967 -- not the Steve Albini Big Black, obviously, the ethno-jazz or whatever one, though didn't they have a Chicago connection too? Need to investigate that)
Peabo Bryson - The Peabo Bryson Collection (Capitol 1984 -- nervously dipping a toe into '80s urban contemporary quiet storm waters here; passed up the Jeffrey Osbourne LP with "I Really Don't Need No Light" though; opinions about it welcome)
Celibate Rifles - Quintessentially Yours (Hot/What Goes On 1985 -- made my Pazz & Jop top 10 the year it came out, and later my metal book; can't believe I found a cheap copy of this again)
Con Funk Shun - Fever (Polygram 1983)
Andrae Couch & The Disciples - Soulfully (Light 1972 -- Waco, TX label; don't buy hardly any gospel but this looked cool)
Lefty Frizell - Lefty Frizell's Greatest Hits (Columbia 1966 -- nice LP cover)
J.J. Fad - Supersonic: The Cassette* (Atlantic cassette 1988 - 50 cents)
Gap Band - The Gap Band II (Total Experience 1979)
Merle Haggard - A Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player In The World (Capitol 1970 -- Bob Wills covers; used to own this, got rid of it for some reason)
Z.Z. Hill - Let's Make A Deal (Columbia 1978)
Millie Jackson - Live And Uncensored* (Spring double LP 1979, $2.00)
Mtume - Juicy Fruit (Epic 1983)
Renaissance - Camera Camera (I.R.S. 1981 -- have never connected with them before, but this looks so new wave; had no idea that they made a new wave move before)
Shalamar - Heartbreak* (Solar cassette 1984 -- 50 cents)
Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World (Vertigo West Germany 1977)
Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry (Epic 1976 - w/ "Play That Funky Music")
(Various) - Wild In The Streets soundtrack (Tower 1968 - "Shape Of Things To Come" credited to The 13th Power instead of Max Frost and The Troopers for some reason, weird)

xhuxk, Sunday, 1 August 2010 02:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

A stellar day at the Goodwill today:

Francoise Hardy-Voila lp (German Philips) 1969

v/a Irrepressible Impulses (Impulse 1972) **subtitle-A potpourri of energized tracks designed to satisfy your insatiable need for growth music.***

Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger Open LP (1968, Atco)

$1.00 each.

kwhitehead, Monday, 2 August 2010 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Recycled Reads, today:

$2 Book
Nick Tosches - Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock'n'Roll (Da Capo hardcover edition 1996)

$1 CDs
Bobbie Cryner - Girl Of Your Dreams (MCA 1996)
Collin Raye - Counting Sheep (Sony 2000 - album for kids maybe?)

$1 LP
(Various) - Murray The K's Golden Gassers (Chess 1961) (Cover is all but flawless, vinyl not bad)

25-cent cassettes
Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel (MCA 1988)
Terri Gibbs - Turn Around (Canaan/Word 1987 - Christian/gospel move?)
Amy Grant - The Collection (Word 1986 -- a best-of of her Xtian period, I gather; they also had cassetes of a few of the original pre-secular-sellout albums, but I wasn't sure which one to start with: How good is Lead Me On -- two different LP/cassette covers -- for instance?)
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday (Castle West German reissue from 1986)

xhuxk, Saturday, 7 August 2010 22:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

today, for $1.10 total, i bought:

- Shake - Mood Music for the Moody EP (TWO COPIES. MINT)
- X-Press 2- Muzikizum 12"
- Propaganda- A Secret Wish LP
- La Tour- Cold 12"
- Donna Summer- Live and More 2xLP
- The Paper Tulips- Baker's Dozen
- Clara Hill- Nowhere (I Can Go) 12"
- Cassie- Me & U 12"
- Hooters- Nervous Night
- William Ackerman- Passage

Yeah. It's nice having a boyfriend who works in a gigantic junk warehouse.

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

the X-Press 2 record is particularly rockin tribal shit.

a repulsive person and/or a repulsive sphincter (the table is the table), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

I bought some stuff for $3.99 apiece today. I need to visit more dollar bins. :(

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

A while back I got Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies for a buck! Pretty beat... but it plays ok. And I sold a copy of "Da Capo" for $1 today. Same story.

let's build a spliff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 09:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just picked up:

Orbital - In Sides (original US 2xCD with "Time Flies" and "The Box" EPs)
U2 - Zooropa
The KLF - White Room

Kind of lol that it's 2010 and I'm buying Zooropa.

En Moog (Stevie D), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Two summers ago, when I was working at a summer camp in Wisconsin, I picked up a three-movies-for-three-dollars pack (one dollar per movie) and never got around to watching the presumably terrible films: Texas Justice (w/ Heather Locklear), Sleep Murder (w/ Jason Priestly) and something else...Frank Sinatra, maybe?

Anyhow, just watched Texas Justice with a friend of mine and for a two-part, three-hour TV movie about trophy wives, murder, entrapment and hung juries, it's pretty sublime/hilarious.

Best dollar I've spent in recent memory.

The SBurbs (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, this is on ILM. Lawlz.

So, does not apply.

The SBurbs (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Kind of lol that it's 2010 and I'm buying Zooropa

album is underrated as hell, imo

hobbes, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

and insides is like one of the ten best albums of the 90s, so goddamn i envy anyone who gets to hear it for the first time

hobbes, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Orbital - In Sides (original US 2xCD with "Time Flies" and "The Box" EPs)
U2 - Zooropa
The KLF - White Room

Kudos, these are all fantastic. Better late than never (I've had Zooropa for about 10 years, In Sides for 7-8, and just got the KLF album maybe 6 months ago -- no shame!).

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just listened to it for the first time and it has this amazing balance of reaching forward and reaching backward at the same time in a way that I don't really hear often (or maybe it was just produced on the cusp of a new era). "The Girl w/ the Sun in Her Head" = A+ + + +

En Moog (Stevie D), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Top Drawer Thrift on Burnett, today $1:

The Three Degrees - self-titled (Philadelphia International 1973)

xhuxk, Friday, 20 August 2010 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Breakaway Records, $1 each, today:

Birtha - Birtha (ABC/Dunhill 1972)
Cheetah - Rock & Roll Women (Altantic 1981 - "all songs written by Vanda & Young")
The Blasters - Non Fiction (Slash/Warner Bros 1983)*
Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes - Call Of The Wild (Discreet 1974)*
Dionne Warwick - Dionnne (Warner Bros 1972 - w/ "Hasbrook Heights")*

* - Used to own all of these before, in past lives, but got rid of them

Passed up: Albums by Mom's Apple Pie and Wrabbit, plus the second Flash & the Pan LP (any good? any of them?), among other things.

Also passed up a copy of the first 4 Out Of 5 Doctors LP from 1980 I saw today at a garage sale, because they wanted $5 for it. Really want that thing, too, but I have principles.

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 August 2010 22:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

is the second flash and the pan "lights in the night"? haven't heard that one, but i have "Headlines" and it's pretty great. almost as good as the first. jetsetter's ball is pretty great


jaxon, Saturday, 21 August 2010 22:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

chuck i might have that 4 out of 5 doctors album. if i do i'll send it to you. that cheetah album grew on me over the years.

scott seward, Saturday, 21 August 2010 23:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

That'd be awesome, Scott! And yeah, re: Flash & the Pan, I definitely meant Lights In The Night (which, come to think of it, I'm not positive was their second LP after all.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 22 August 2010 03:28 (eight years ago) Permalink


Got this, four Asleep At The Wheel LPs (including oddities on Edsel and Stony Plain) and Last Roundup "Twister" (Amy Rigby's 80s cowpunk band, she looks so young on this!) $1 each, Animal Ark Thrift & Pet Store.

All 10 songs permeate the organs (Dan Peterson), Monday, 23 August 2010 16:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1, Thrift City

Chris Rea - Whatever Happened To Benny Santini (United Artists 1978)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 03:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

I thought I lost interest in collecting vinyl but recently I have an interest in oldies, if in good condition.

Someone dumped a bunch of them off at a local resale shop.




i just like barbecue rib, whatever (u s steel), Saturday, 28 August 2010 02:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Breakway, $1 each, today

Flash and the Pan - Lights In The Attic (Epic 1980)
Gamma - Gamma 3 (Elektra 1982)
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks (EMI 1980)
Millie Jackson - Free And In Love (Spring 1976)
The Kingbees - The Kingbees (RSO 1980)

xhuxk, Friday, 3 September 2010 22:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Had a really fantastic day in the stacks yesterday. So much gold that (even at $1 each) I had to postpone my purchase of the Oneida triple-decker til next paycheque. Mainly corny/local/regional vanity stuff from the 50s to 80s (I'm building a collection) which I won't list here (many hithertofore unknown to the internet: the final frontier etcetera), but also:

Baker Gurvitz Army S/T (ringwear, sadly)
REM - Document
Caterwaul - Pin & Web
KISS - Hotter than Hell
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death and Welcome to my Nightmare
Dokken - Tooth and Nail and Under Lock & Key
Ratt - Out of the Cellar
Brian Setzer - The Knife Feels Like Justice
BoDeans - Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams
Wah! - A Word to the Wise Guy
Jone Lewie - Heart Skips Beat
J. Geils Band - The Morning After
Paul Simon - Live Rhymin'
Bee Gees - 1st
Joni Mitchell - Wild Things Run Fast
Santana - S/T
David Lee Roth - Skyscraper

and two impossibly thick slabs:
Georgie Auld - Plays for Melancholy Babies (near mint)
Flip Phillips Quintet - S/T (features Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich) (sleeve excellent, LP VG only)

spazzercise (staggerlee), Saturday, 4 September 2010 15:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I never really find much in *true* $1 bins but I did get a few relatively cheap CDs yesterday:

Aphex Twin - Drukqs - $3
Baroness - Blue Record (OOP 2xCD version w/ live EP) - $4
Beastie Boys - Root Down EP - $2
Kate Bush - Aspects of the Sensual World EP - $2
The Durutti Column - A Night in New York - $3
His Name Is Alive - Always Stay Sweet - $2
The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde - $2
Lou Reed - Sally Can't Dance - $3
Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band - Second Attention - $4

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Saturday, 4 September 2010 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

what?? where? great deals there.

baddest boy on the internet (kelpolaris), Saturday, 4 September 2010 18:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

i only found that interesting as i dont buy vinyl, but a cd every now and then (if the album is car-worthy, and has good cover art... me being vain)

baddest boy on the internet (kelpolaris), Saturday, 4 September 2010 18:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each vinyl, Breakaway today (it's close to home, and next to a coffee shop I sometimes get work done at, so I keep going back):

Regina Belle - All By Myself (Columbia 1987)
Flash Cadillac And the Continental Kids -- Sons Of The Beaches (Private Stock 1975)
James Blood Ulmer - Freelancing (Columbia 1981)

And oh yeah, I also bought a Keith Whitley best-of CD for $1 at a garage sale a couple weeks ago, but haven't gotten to it yet.

xhuxk, Friday, 10 September 2010 21:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Caterwaul - Pin & Web

Love this, just dug it out of the stacks for a spin a couple weeks ago.

Overblown 80's Gated Snore (Dan Peterson), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

First Pretty Things LP
Sandie Shaw -Me
Ike and Tina Turner Show Live!

All a euro

sonofstan, Friday, 10 September 2010 23:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dollar Cds from Movie Exchange clearance bin:

James - Laid
The Cars - Candy-O
Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked
Joe Ely - Twistin' In The Wind
Madeline Peyroux - Careless Love
Divine Styler - Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light
Junior Varsity - Bam Bam Bam!
Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band - Rise & Shine
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Tinted Windows - s/t
Percy Mayfield - Specialty Profiles (w/bonus label sampler)

Some of this I wouldn't have paid any more for (hello spin docs). I also got what's Up, Tiger lily? on dvd for 2 bucks and the The Isleys - Live on cd for 3. I think The Gun Club album covers the lot though--an old price tag on it says 15 used, so bless you impatient clerk who reduced it.

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 18 September 2010 15:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just watched Tiger Lily over the weekend for the first time in ages. It seemed way funnier/better when I was a teenager.

Overblown 80's Gated Snore (Dan Peterson), Monday, 20 September 2010 13:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 yard sale joy:
Allman Brothers--Fillmore East, pink Capricorn label
Betty Davis--S/T
Uriah Heep--S/T
Neil Young--On the Beach-old pressing, "wallpaper" inside the sleeve
Jimmy Giuffre 3--7 Pieces
Art Blakey--Live Messengers 2LP Blue Note Jazz Classic Series thing
Roy Buchanan--Second Album
Barry Manilow--Sealed Greatest Hits Double Picture Disc?!

All in fantastic shape

$1 yard sale sorrow:
Ornette Coleman--Town Hall 1962 on ESP--not a mark on the ultra-heavy vinyl platter, but it's warped :(

ellaguru, Monday, 20 September 2010 15:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Pirahna Records, Round Rock TX today

Addrisi Brothers - s/t (Buddah 1977 -- supposedly country-disco, I read someplace)
The Babys - s/t (Chrysalis 1977)
Hurby's Machine - The House That Rap Built (Sound Check/Next Plateau 1987 - w/ a Salt N Pepa "Push It" remix and lots of other productions from them by lesser known acts. Looks a little scratchy, but I took a chance)
The Jags - Evening Standards (Island 1980 - with all-time early-Costello Xerox almost-hit "Back Of My Hand")
Loose Ends - A Little Space (MCA 1983 - w/ "Hangin' On A String")
Mazz - Standing Ovation (It's A Killer) (Cara 1984 - San Antonio indie label border music; pretty sure he/they were a big deal in that world, plus it has a "Disco Medley")
Bobby Naranjo Y Direccion - Put Me In Jail (Hacienda 1984 - Corpus Christi indie label border music; never heard of them before but the album title and cover photo makes me think they might be tough guys)
John Parr - s/t (Atlantic 1984 - w/ Billy Squier Xerox hit "Naughty Naughty")
Rosetta Stone - s/t (Private Stock 1978 - (Bay City Rollers types maybe?? w/ Kinks and Cream covers)
Space - Magic Fly (United Artists 1977 -- already had a copy; figured it might be profitable to get another one)
Rachel Sweet - Blame It On Love (Columbia 1982)
Pat Travers - Putting It Straight (Polydor 1977)

Passed up the second Widowmaker LP from 1977 because their debut didn't kill me; the Jigsaw LP with "Sky High" on it (think I maybe bought it before and didn't like it?), some late-period Little Anthony & the Imperials LP; sundry other things. (Also passed up cassettes by Chris Rea, Snap, Alexander O'Neal, etc., that I would've bought if they'd been selling for 50 cents instead of $1)

Also picked up five 1967-1970 copies of Look magazine in great shape at a garage sale for $1 total (20 cents each), including ones with Diana Ross and Joan Baez on the cover, one where Jim Bouton talks about Ball Four, and ones featuring the cover headlines "The Hippies: A Look writer who joined them reports on their wild, weird ways" and "How Can You Tell If Your Child Is Taking Drugs?"

xhuxk, Sunday, 26 September 2010 01:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

paul stookey solo record
a hot tuna LP (second one i think? forget the name)
and a late richard thompson lp

not everything is a campfire (ian), Sunday, 26 September 2010 03:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

"The Hippies: A Look writer who joined them reports on their wild, weird ways"

Haha, I REMEMBER this issue as a kid!

Taller than the president (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 16:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

I paid 20p for a copy of Human League's "Dare", and 10p for a 7" single of Sheila & B. Devotion (i.e. Chic) doing 'Spacer', both awesome.

The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 28 September 2010 16:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

25 cents each (4 for $1), Antones's tonight

babys - union jack (chrysalis 1980)
the cars - shake it up (elektra 1981)
climax blues band - sense of direction (sire 1974)
climax blues band - fm/live (sire 1973 - double LP)
ry cooder - bop till you drop (warner bros 1980)
fm - city of fear (passport 1980 -- produced by larry fast; synth-rock trio??)
grand funk railroad - on time (capitol 1969)
grand funk railroad - closer to home (capitol 1970)
grand funk railroad - shinin' on (capitol 1974)
grin - grin (spindizzy 1971)
john hiatt - riding with the king (geffen 1983)
jigsaw - jigsaw (chelsea 1974 - w/ 'sky high')
rickie lee jones - pirates (warner bros. 1981)
steve khan - arrows (columbia 1979)
steve khan - the blue man (columbia 1978)
let's active - cypress (i.r.s. 1984)
maze - featuring frankie beverly (capitol 1977)
maze - joy and pain (capitol 1980)
eddie money - life for the taking (columbia 1978 - promo label copy)
eddie money - eddie money (columbia 1977)
jerffrey osbourne - emotional (a&m 1986)
robert palmer - some people can do what they like (island 1976)
robert palmer - double fun (island 1978)
tanita tikaram - ancient heart (reprise 1988)
pat travers band - heat in the street (polydor 1978)
johnny winter - still alive and well (columbia 1973)
wishbone ash - locked in (atlantic 1976)

xhuxk, Sunday, 3 October 2010 03:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

>>babys - union jack (chrysalis 1980)

Union Jack is really pretty good if you understand the Brit class thing and the 'ello, 'ello, 'ello bit. Google it.

climax blues band - sense of direction (sire 1974)
Title cut is good but the rest is muzak.

>>climax blues band - fm/live (sire 1973 - double LP)

hard rock, their best ... I am constant, you make me sick, all the time in the world

>>grand funk railroad - on time (capitol 1969)
>>grand funk railroad - closer to home (capitol 1970)
>>grand funk railroad - shinin' on (capitol 1974)

hmmmm, i'm your captain I can do without ... dig the hard left/right stereo pan of
On Times

>>pat travers band - heat in the street (polydor 1978)

first side almost totally ruling, second side -- nah.

>>johnny winter - still alive and well (columbia 1973)

title cut is great, too much seconal, too

>>wishbone ash - locked in (atlantic 1976)

will bore you shitless

Gorge, Sunday, 3 October 2010 08:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

>>The Babys - s/t (Chrysalis 1977)

Their best album. Bob Ezrin, who hated them and they hated him. Closest to Free they did, which was the early idea. Version of "I Love How You Love Me" either annoying or great, depending on your experience at high school dances.

>>Pat Travers - Putting It Straight (Polydor 1977)

Awesome collisional hard rock. Funky, pointedly skewers punk, which he knew something of since Topper Headon drummed for him. My favorite Pat Travers LP.

Gorge, Sunday, 3 October 2010 08:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

All CDs at either Goodwill or a local bookstore:

The Chills - "Kaleidoscope World"
Cocteau Twins - "Blue Bell Knoll"
Lightning Bolt - "Wonderful Rainbow"
Celebration - "Celebration"
Trans Am - "Surrender to the Night"
Trans Am - "The Surveillance"
Yume Bitsu - "Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels"
Pretty Girls Make Graves - "The New Romance"
Eric Copeland - "Hermaphrodite"

Professor Respect, Monday, 4 October 2010 02:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Average $1 each (i.e., all $1 except for six 3-for-$1 soul LPs that are all really scratchy* and one rap 12" I convinced a dealer to toss in for free**, which combined sort of make up for the $5 entry fee), Austin Record Convention, today:

The Beat Farmers - Tales Of The New West (Rhino 1985)
Cameo - Secret Omen (Chocolate City 1979)
Cameo - Cameosis (Chocolate City 1980 - made Barry Michael Cooper's Pazz & Jop ballot that year)
Andre Cymone - A.C. (Columbia 1985)
The Dingoes - Five Times The Sun (A&M 1977 -- Aussies, I guess; could suck but plenty of '70s Aussies didn't)
Doug & The Slugs - Wrap It! (RCA 1981 -- Never even considered buying anything by them before but I liked the LP cover and funny liner notes)
Family - Bandstand (United Artists 1972 -- supposed to be of their better ones, I think; also, complicated die-cut cover and sleeve!)
Glass Harp - Synergy (MCA 1971 -- Scott could tell me if this is one of their good ones; passed on the 1980 Resurrection Band LP I saw though.)
Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray - Fresh Fish Special (Private Stock 1978 - bought this for Link not Robert, but have nothing against him really)
Grave Digger - Heavy Metal Breakdown (Megaforce 1984 -- Martin Popoff gave it a 9 out of 10; I still might hate it though)
Grin/Nis Lofgren - 1+1 (Spindizzy 1971 -- their best sez Xgau)
Happy The Man - Crafty Hands (Arista 1978 -- made Jon Pareles's Pazz & Jop ballot that year, and he was Super Art-Rock Guy in those days)
Nona Hendryx - The Art Of Defense (RCA 1984 - w/ Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Eddie Martinez, Daniel Ponce, Afrika Bambaataa, etc.)
Millie Jackson - Feelin' Bitchy* (Polydor 1977 - w/ hit Merle Haggard cover "If You're Not Back In Love By Monday")
Willie Hutch - The Mark Of The Beast* (Motown 1974 - cover looks demonic)
King Oliver's Jazz Band 1923 - The Jazz Makers (Swaggie ??? -- Australian compilation, think I have an Armstrong/Hot Five one in the same series)
Lakeside - Rough Riders* (Solar 1979 - badass black cowboy posse gatefold)
Tom Lehrer - Songs By Tom Lehrer (Lehrer 10-inch EP ??? -- an old price sticker on cover says "39.99+TX" and "List $100" but it was in the dollar bin, and it's slightly split at the bottom, and the dealer saw what I was paying for, so who knows)
Little Milton - Playing For Keeps (Malaco 1984)
D.J. Rogers - It's Good To Be Alive* (RCA 1975)
Ron And The D.C. Crew - "Ronnie's Rapp"** (Profile 12-inch single 1986 -- hoping this is a Ronald Reagan parody; there's even a "Kissinger Dub" version!)
Rough Trade - For Those Who Think Young (Boardwalk 1982 - past their prime, I think, but I own nothing else by them; hopefully still good)
SAHB (Without Alex) - Fourplay (Mountain 1977 -- see below; here, Alex is actually bound on gagged in the picture on the back cover)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Vambo Rools: Big Hits And Close Shaves (Vertigo c. 1975??)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Live (Atlantic 1975)
Joe Simon - Today* (Spring 1976)
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Columbia 1973 -- bizarrely, did not own this til now)
Tommy Tucker - Mother Tucker (Red Lightnin' ??? - 16-song U.K.comp, recording dates range from his great and only hit "Hi Heel Sneakers" in 1962 to 1976)
Betty Wright - Live* (TK/Alston 1978)
(Various) - Maiden Australia (A&M 1983 - w/ Skyhooks, Split Enz, Mental As Anything, Hunters & Collectors, Jo Jo Zep, plus seven bands I never heard of)

xhuxk, Monday, 18 October 2010 01:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hey, I was at Toronto's big twice-yearly show today. I'm real picky about shape. These were all $2:

Bryan Ferry -- Let's Stick Together
Poco -- A Good Feelin' to Know
Joe Simon -- Drowning in the Sea of Love
Harry Chapin -- Anthology (almost bought Heads & Tales, which I already have, for the gatefold)
Dave Edmunds -- Tracks on Wax
Grace Jones -- Nightclubbing
Linda Ronstadt -- Greatest Hits Volume Two (and Volume One--oops, already had it)
Randy Newman -- Land of Dreams

3 for $10:

Des O'Connor -- Careless Hands
Des O'Connor -- I Pretend
Brook Benton -- shady looking two-record compilation on Springboard

Best of all was this guy with sealed DVDs for $5:

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (three copies: one for me, two for gifts)
The Dick Cavett Show: John & Yoko Collection
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
This Is Tom Jones, Vols. 1 & 2 (Time-Life collections of clips from his show, 3 discs each)

Throw in $5 admission, a great day.

clemenza, Monday, 18 October 2010 02:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each today, Pirahna's, Round Rock (owner says he rotated all dollar-bin stock after the Austin record fair)

Alcatraz - No Parole From Rock 'N' Roll (Roshire 1983. Promising song titles: "General Hospital," "Bigfoot," "Hiroshima Mon Amour," "Kree Aakoorie," "Jet to Jet," "To Yung To Die, Too Drunk To Live." Popoff 10 out of 10)
Belmonts - Cheek To Cheek (Strawberry 1976 -- sans Dion; some of same songs as Cigars Acapella Candy; wasn't even aware this existed)
Dr. John - Featuring The Night Trippers (Springboard ??? -- looks very Gris-Gris voodoo style; a cheapo semi-legal outtake comp or something?)
Moxy - Under The Lights (Mercury 1978 - Popoff didn't like this one)
Ohio Express - Ohio Express (Buddah 1968 -- with "Yummy Yummy Yummy" & "Down At Lulu's"; my older brother Louie used to have a copy of this)
Status Quo - Just For The Record (PYE 1980, sealed - U.K. and/or Spain comp of early tracks, apparently; no idea whether I should unseal it.)
The Swingin' Medallions - Sun Sand And Sea (4Sale 1981 -- compilation? re-recordings? not sure. has "Double Shot Of My Baby's Love," one of my favorite singles ever. Autographed on cover by keyboardist/songwriter John McElrath. Don't think I've ever even seen an album by them before.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oops, actually, Alcatraz spelled "Young" correctly (unfortunately.)

And pretty sure Rough Trade didn't actually have a "prime" -- was somehow getting them confused with fellow Canadians Teenage Head (who they probably have nothing in common with) when I bought an LP by them last week.

Also, the Robert Gordon/Link Wray LP I bought last week was pretty bad.

xhuxk, Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

re Status Quo, sez these are the tunes:

In My Chair
Something's Going On In My Head
Lakky Lady
Mean Girl
Someone's Learning
Gotta Go Home
Spinning Wheel Blues
Down The Dustpipe


Which tells me unseal it and give listen. Looks like a comp combing tracks Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon and Dog of Two Head, the first two albums where they went to the denim and boogie. "Gerdundula," "Railroad," "Something Going On In My Head," "In My Chair," and "Umlietung." "Down the Dustpipe" was the first big hit from the style.

Gorge, Sunday, 24 October 2010 17:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Family - Bandstand (United Artists 1972 -- supposed to be of their better ones, I think; also, complicated die-cut cover and sleeve!)

You're not going to like this anymore than you 'liked' Streetwalkers.

Gorge, Monday, 25 October 2010 00:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

$1 each, Breakaway today. (Mid '70s pre-Ramones/Fonzie-era leather-jacket-rock concept buy):

Brownsville Station School Punks (Big Tree 1974 -- a couple years ahead of their time obviously)
Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids Rock & Roll Forever (Epic 1975 double-LP; a sort of repackage that apparently includes their Kim Fowley-produced '72 debut LP, which I've never heard but everybody seems to say is a rocker, and "two additional sides of stolid remakes," according to the Rolling Stone Record Guide. The later album I bought by them earlier this year was a bore, but I have higher hopes for at least Disc One of this.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 20 November 2010 20:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

A few weeks ago the local library was selling off ex-catalogue CDs for 50c ea.

The Fall - Totale's Turns
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Juana Molina - Un Dia
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months...

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 21 November 2010 02:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Breakaway today:

DB Cooper Buy American (Warner Bros. 1980)
Eruption Featuring Precious Wilson (Ariola 1978)
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Golden Time Of Day (Capitol 1978)
Plastic Ono Band Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (Apple 1969 -- guess I just missed owning this.)
Private Lines Trouble In School (Passport 1980)

xhuxk, Saturday, 4 December 2010 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just picked up the Sex Pistols DVD, "There's Always Be an England" for a dollar. It's not very good. But for a buck, it's a good deal.

Alex in NYC, Saturday, 4 December 2010 21:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Eruption Featuring Precious Wilson (Ariola 1978)

funny, i just bought this when i was down in Austin at Half-Price Books and had half a notion that you had sold it, Chuck. think when i play it out i'll screw down their "Can't Stand The Rain" cover.

beta blog, Saturday, 4 December 2010 22:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

$1 each

mouthus - follow this house
neon neon - stainless style
phantomsmasher - s/t
spiritualized - the abbey road ep
oval - ovalcommers
polvo - exploded drawing
loretta lynn - van lear rose

$2 each

deftones - s/t
nirvana - hormoaning ep
melvins - houdini (strangely enough, i've bought 20+ melvins albums and am just now getting around to houdini...)
r. kelly - untitled
loren mazzacane connors + david gray - this past spring
godflesh - hymns
black sabbath - we sold our soul for rock 'n' roll
the birthday party - drunk on the pope's blood

$3 each

ellen allien - fabric 34
swans - die tur ist zu
saint vitus - born too late

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

$2 for Godflesh, Melvins and $3 for Saint Vitus?? I want to shop there!

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

almost didnt post it here b/c it's not $1 each but hey, good deal's a good deal

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

also, i hear it's the worst godflesh album? who knows. i like all the others, this is my completist purchase, the last one....

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

50 cents each ($13 total), End Of An Ear, South Austin today. (Thought they were $1 each when I took them up to the counter, so the sale was a good surprise; probably would've also picked up assorted Gentle Giant/Focus/Scorpions/Lizzy Borden/Dire Straits/Cat Mother LPs if I'd known while browsing, but it's probably just as well I didn't):

American Breed American Breed (Acta 1967) -- bi-racial Chicago frat-rockers, before their big hit "Bend Me Shape Me," but apparently "Step Out Of Your Mind" was a smaller one. Plus they cover lots of wild fast r&b and soul dancefloor classics, looks like, and surround themselves with friends dressed racistly as Native Americans on the cover.
Adrian Belew "Big Electric Cat"/"The Lone Rhinoceros" (Island 10-inch single 1982) 10-inch fetish purchase; maybe I'll even like one of the songs a little, who knows.
Bittersweet Alley Some Like It Hot (Track EP 1985, sealed.) Suburban Detroit cheeseball hockey-hair wannabee rock. These guys used to get local AOR play there; no idea if they were any good.
Gary U.S. Bonds The Best Of: From The Original Session Tapes (MCA 1984) 10 songs; bet the Bruce connection caused the reissue.
Book Of Lies Cryptic Memo (Fever EP 1984) Never heard of this before, but it looks cool. Co-ed trio. Pretty sure Fever put out some other good punky/new-wavey local Chicago stuff back then.
Capital City Rockets Capital City Rockets (Elekra 1973) Allegedly proto-punky Midwesterners. Look like smartass tough guys in sports uniforms, a good sign. Pretty sure Rick Johnson liked them and Martin Popoff didn't.
Crabby Appleton Rotten To The Core (Elektra 1971) Lacks their '70s "Go Back" hit.
Fireballet Two, Too... (Passport 1976) Either Scott recommended this on ILX once or he just made fun of the five pirouetting guys wearing tutus on the cover, I'm not sure which.
The Frost Frost Music (Vanguard 1969) Hard-rocking Detroit also-rans w/ Dick Wagner guitaring and yelling.
Hello People Bricks (ABC 1975) Fully expect to hate this, but I never owned an actual mime-rock album before.
Human Sexual Response Fig. 14 (Eat 1980) Boston geek-wavers, w/ "What Does Sex Mean To Me," "Jackie Onassis," other college radio classics you're probably too young to remember.
Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society Barbecue Dog (Antilles 1983) One of his louder ones, iirc, w/ Vernon Reid on guitar.
Original Mirrors Original Mirrors (Arista 1980) Super new wavey instant-cutout cover art; used to see this in stores all the time, and had no idea what it was. Just looked it up - Deaf School spinoff apparently, with one song produced by Bill Nelson.
The Kids Anvil Chorus (Atco 1975) Never heard of, but back cover photos look sufficiently guttersnipe for 1975, plus they do songs called "On The Street," "The Cops Are Coming," and "The Turk (An'Wot'E Smokes)," cool. Not in Popoff or Jasper/Oliver, though.
Pet Hate Bad Publicity (Heavy Metal Records 1984) Cover looks more punk than metal, despite (Wolverhampton UK-based) label, though LPs on their disheveled hotel room floor by Angel, Kiss, and Japan could swing either way. Again, never heard of 'em. Popoff gives it just 4 out of 10, but calls them NWOBHM and compares them to Hanoi Rocks, which makes sense.
Lloyd Price The Rock'n'Roll Magic Of (Candlelight Music double-LP 1978) Just four songs per side, but lots of hits.
The Romantics In Heat (Nemperor 1983) w/ "Talking In Your Sleep," "One In A Million," "Shake A Tail Feather"
Romeo Void Never Say Never (415/Columbia EP 1981) w/ famous title cut
Bob Seger System Mongrel (Capitol 1970) Was just kicking myself on a different thread a few months ago for getting rid of my copy; now I can stop kicking. Condition looks good, too!
Skin Yard Skin Yard (C/Z 1986) Seattle art-grunge, half-decade pre-teen-spirit. On greyish-white vinyl! I actually reviewed this when it came out, too.
Spliff 8555 International Version (CBS Schallplatten 1985) Used to see their records in Mainz/Frankfurt/Bad Kreuznach record stores all the time in the early '80s. Otherwise, I am clueless.
Rick Springfield Comic Book Heroes (Columbia 1973) Lacks his 1972 "Speak To The Sky" hit.
Thunderclaop Newman Hollywood Dream (Track 1970) With "Something In The Air." Somebody said once in Trouser Press that they were the best one-album band ever except maybe X-Ray Spex, but I don't know. Definitely look like beatniks though.
Uzi Sleep Asylum (Homestead 1986 EP) Already have the 1993 CD reissue on Matador, but I'd rather have the original.
Vanderberg Vandenberg (Atco 1982) A Popoff 10-out-of-10 that I will always probably confuse with Vanderhoof.
(Various) W4 Homegrown (W4 c. 1978) Total Holy Grail, and I didn't even know it, because I hadn't thought about it for over three decades. W4 is Detroit AOR station WWWW; this has legendary local wannabees and never-weres Buzztones, Toby Redd, Wolfticket, etc, plus the Rockets doing "Lookin For Love," the Romantics in one of their first on-record appearances doing "Tell It To Carrie" (their first local hit), plus a bunch of other bands I don't recall but might remember their songs, which WWWW probably all played.

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 01:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Uh, Spliff LP is actually 1982 (the year I got to Germany), not 1985 (and not that anybody cares.)

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 02:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love Bricks! It's great.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 02:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

the kids is the heavy metal kids. their second album.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 02:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cool! I had no idea.

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 02:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

hope you like the thunderclap newman album. i've always really liked it a lot.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

i never really liked the 60's hello people stuff. but bricks, i dunno, i just dig it a lot. i don't think a lot of people do. todd rundgren produced it. they brought out his weirdness. in a good way.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 02:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

That Rick Springfield album is amazing, btw, and for the most part far, far better than Speak To The Sky. Last 3 tracks are nearly perfect. Best thing he ever did, as far as I know.

dlp9001, Monday, 27 December 2010 03:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

FWIW, weird Comic Book Heroes related rarity on youtube:


dlp9001, Monday, 27 December 2010 03:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Frost Frost Music (Vanguard 1969) Hard-rocking Detroit also-rans w/ Dick Wagner guitaring and yelling.

Dang, never even seen a copy of this in the flesh. Lucky man.

scary-cat-mascot-costumes-for-kids2.tk (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 27 December 2010 03:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
Global Communications - 76:14
Vladislav Delay - Multila
Ice - Bad Blood

Professor Respect, Monday, 27 December 2010 05:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

guess i should check out global communications, considering how much i love the other stuff you've listed

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Monday, 27 December 2010 16:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Either Scott recommended this on ILX once or he just made fun of the five pirouetting guys wearing tutus on the cover, I'm not sure which."

i like it! i played it a lot this year. i like it a lot more than their more famous night on bald mountain album or whatever.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

there are a couple of cool guitar tracks i like on that rick springfield album, but the whole album doesn't do much for me. i wanted to love it cuzza the cover and the theme and all that.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

i really really like that romeo void EP too. they are too underrated/underplayed as far as i'm concerned. people know the two big songs, but they had lots of great stuff. they should be bigger in neo-post-punk circles.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

and everything by human sexual response is worth owning!

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

and as far as crabby appleton go i actually prefer the two post-crabby albums that singer michael fennelly put out after crabby bit the dust. lane changer and stranger's bed. if you see those for a buck get them. really good hard rock/rock/pop stuff. fennelly worked with curt boettcher and was a part of Millennium. (the fennelly albums are kinda slept on. they are medium-hard to find. they didn't sell at all. ebay probably has cheap copies.)

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

capitol put out latter-day (late-70's and maybe even early 80's) vinyl reissues of mongrel and ramblin' gamblin' after bob hit it big, so you can find really clean copies if you are lucky. i'm sure there were night moves fans who bought them in a seger-loving frenzy and then didn't play them much. even the later pressings ended up going in the cut-out bins.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just played Human Sexual Response -- They strike me as pretty awful, as a hint of pale and emaciated indie nerd-dom that's about one-tenth as clever as it thinks it is to come, but I kind of enjoyed it despite itself. A few songs definitely sounded familiar, 30 years later. Four different singers, apparently. There's one guy whose voice reminds me of...Tom Verlaine? Peter Hammil? Peter Gabriel? Somebody. Liked the Hello People album, which was more rock than I expected, way more than HSR, though. Adrian Belew 10-inch was just an excuse to make guitar noises. He makes better noises in his cat song, but I like that his rhino song is about an endangered species.

And oh yeah, turns out that Kids LP (which I haven't played yet) is in both Popoff's and Jasper/Oliver's books, filed under H instead of K. They both like it a lot, seem to consider it the Heavy Metal Kids' peak. Popoff calls it the most ferocious glam rock record ever, or something like that. So I guess I got a good deal.

Playing the Romeo Void EP next. Christgau said when it came out that nobody would ever remember the other three cuts besides the hit. Betting he was right.

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Catalog # on the copy of Mongrel I got is ST-499, which oddly isn't listed among the five vinyl versions on discogs. But they do list a 1977 reissue as SM-499. So I was thinking that maybe that's a typo. But if you google ST-499, you get a few sites claiming that's the original 1970 pressing; not sure what's right.

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 16:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

i prefer in a roman mood by human sexual response cuz its got land of the glass pinecones on it which i love, but i like fig. 14 as well. they were nerds but i always thought they were charming nerds. as far as boston nerds go scruffy the cat were a more dire harbinger of things to come.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

2 of th original humansexresponserrs live in hudson..a few yrs back they did a full on reunion show in town and i was jizzazzled at th sight of a nontet of 55-60 yr olders makin like coked up teens..they pulled it off w sweat and groin pulls,,but altogether incredible..brought th lesser stuff to a boil and th boily stuff to a volcano...seek out th yutoob videos of th yoredom..so fukkin ahead they were...and they r nice doods tooo...

danbunny, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Guess I just wish (on their debut anyway) they had Romeo Void's rhythm section. (Honestly, that is one embarrassingly stiff-butted "Cool Jerk" cover!) But I haven't given up on the album yet -- and yeah, it's kind of charming, and if I ever see the second LP for a buck, I'll probably pick that up, too. (Btw, was going to also say that I wish Romeo Void had Human Sexual Responses's melodies, but turns out Xgau was wrong. The fourth/last song on their EP, "Not Safe," sounds totally familiar. And it's good, too.)

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

i always thought i should embrace th anti lead singer look iyall had..im a fan of th fashion underdog..she showed me though..abortion pop is cute too

danbunny, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

and...th humans stuff is stiff compared to th live stuff...if u could see where all of it sprang from..early to mid 70s acid gobbling long haired puppeteers in th woods having rave ups w generators outskirting crap boston..ehh,...

danbunny, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

chuck were you a fan of Christmas? speaking of boston nerds.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

always thought that human sexual response were in the same ballpark as stuff like suburban lawns. or maybe the waitresses. art school nerds? people inspired by the B-52s? always wondered what bands like that were listening to at the end of the 70's. what was pylon listening to?

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:28 (eight years ago) Permalink


danbunny, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

the drummer was later in sugar. so maybe you are right about members of the band helping to create future blandness. but i really think you should just blame bob mould for that:

Malcolm Travis (born 15 Feb 1953) is an American drummer from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for his work with Human Sexual Response,[1] The Zulus, Sugar (with Bob Mould and David Barbe),[2] No Man (with Roger Miller), and Kustomized (with Peter Prescott).

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Waitresses and B-52s were a whole lot funkier/dancier than HSR though (at least on this LP, but will definitely check that live clip.)

I never really gave Christmas the time they might've deserved, to be honest. What I heard never did much for me.

Liking this Book Of Lies EP. Same general boy/girl post-punk category as fellow '80s indie Chicago-ans Bohemia and Da! Exclamation Point, more or less (which isn't far from Romeo Void's category.) Plus it's cool they start with a song about writing the book of lies not too long after I just heard Hello People cover "Book Of Love."

the drummer was later in sugar.


xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

don't think i ever heard zulus or no man or kustomized. i'm not a big mission of burma guy. i did buy one volcano suns record in the 80's. and i've actually heard very little sugar. kind of avoided mould all together since candy apple grey.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

I would say HSR strike me as more arch/arty/angular than Sugar, though. Also funnier. (Not that I've listened to Sugar for years, to be fair.)

Mission Of Burma peaked with their first single and first EP. The rest I never cared much about.

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oddly enough, there's an obscure-ish Christmas song called "My Little Book of Lies."

dlp9001, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

i had the first christmas album on tape. i liked it back then okay. don't know about now. they were definitely quirky nerds.

scott seward, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've always really liked their first one, not quite as fond of what followed. Sad to see Comic Book Heroes not getting love. Got way, way into it this year, as my son became a big fan of Rick's Saturday morning cartoon from around the same time, Mission Magic.

It's probably more for Paul McCartney fans, or maybe earlier Bowie. The lyrics are mostly terrible, but really great songwriting and surprisingly great guitar and production. Wouldn't have expected it based on his earlier and later stuff.

dlp9001, Monday, 27 December 2010 17:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

...that ended up as Combustible Edison. (xpost)

still wonder about why the PTV-parody of the 'Ultraprophets of the Psychick Revolution' cover? (which PTV3 itself parodied/sampled in the 'Hell Is Invisible... Heaven Is Her/e' band photos). always struck me as a weird/obscure thing to goof on, maybe Boston was overrun with Psychic Youth or Sleep Chamber pissed them off or somethin

Mangrove Earthshoe (herb albert), Monday, 27 December 2010 18:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

great songwriting and surprisingly great guitar and production. Wouldn't have expected it based on his earlier and later stuff.

Actually, lots of Springfield's later stuff had all these things -- especially the two albums he put out in the '00s, which are probably the two best I've ever heard by him. And I can't think of a single other veteran artist I'd say that about.

xhuxk, Monday, 27 December 2010 18:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

I should have been more clear: I like his earlier and later stuff too, but wouldn't have expected CBH to sound the way it does based on most of his other albums.

dlp9001, Monday, 27 December 2010 18:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maybe it's out there, but there ought to be a book/feature on the longevity of the 60's Aussies: Bee Gees, but also Springfield and Steve Kipner (and probably others I'm not thinking of). They kind of kept on going and adapting much longer than a lot of the UK folk.

dlp9001, Monday, 27 December 2010 18:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

S1 each, Breakaway today (good day for 1984 EPs by wacky ladies)

Black Uhuru Darkness (Island UK 10-inch EP 1982)
Julie Brown Goddess In Progress (Rhino EP 1984)
Andrae Crouch and the Disciples Keep On Singin' (Light Records out of Waco TX, early '70s I guess?)
John Hiatt Two Bit Monsters (MCA 1980)
Slave Stone Jam (Cotillion 1980)
Pat Wilson Bop Girl (Warner Bros. EP 1984)

xhuxk, Saturday, 8 January 2011 20:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

found some good stuff in NYC bargain bins last week -- nurse with wound, madlib, mars, heavy winged, black devil, emeralds euro tour CD

ilxor this could be a standout thread for you imo (ilxor), Saturday, 8 January 2011 20:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Got Kate Bush's "The Dreaming" on vinyl, battered to hell but so psyched

but it was actually $4 :|

heh (kelpolaris), Saturday, 8 January 2011 20:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

head in bristol (virgin > zavvi > head) are having a clearout.

so far its been rather good

99p each :

fluke - six wheels on my wagon
the grid - 4,5,6

sergio mendes & brazil 66 - the very best
ray charles - the great ray charles
the presets - apocalypso
van she - v
nicole atkins - neptune city
cazals - what of our future

& some excellent fania reissues :

louie ramirez - ali baba
the joe cuba sextet - wanted dead of alive
justo betancourt - leguleya no
various - our latin thing (vol. 3)

mark e, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

always wondered what bands like that were listening to at the end of the 70's. what was pylon listening to?

― scott seward, Monday, December 27, 2010 5:28 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark

I've seen Beefheart mentioned by almost every art-school-rock type who ever existed. According to the book Party Out Of Bounds The B-52's liked Martha and the Vandellas, Yma Sumac and Pygmy music. (I can hear all 3!)

Pylon's guitarist and bassist envisioned the music being repetitious and mechanical like Kraftwerk, but then the drummer and Vanessa joined and that took things in a different direction. I think Gang of 4 became a pretty obvious influence after Pylon gigged with them.

I saw Human Sexual Response in a tiny club in the early 80s and they were godhead. I still love both LPs, but they don't really capture the live experience.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each on CD (some of these are going up on eBay after i listen to them once or twice, but hey)

abe vigoda - reviver
davenport - rabbit's foot propeller
michael jackson - thriller
moonshake - the sound your eyes can follow
secret machines - ten silver drops <<< loved this album back in 2006, no idea why
seefeel - quique redux
system of a down - s/t + bonus disc

ilxor, Saturday, 15 January 2011 00:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

NICE on that seefeel.

Gay for Johnny Moped (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 15 January 2011 05:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Moonshake is a bin staple.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Saturday, 15 January 2011 06:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

scarce edinburgh post punk for a quid in morningside oxfam


signed by the bassist ... "To Phil (my mentor) love Bruce Banner"

doubly satisfying as the pricing in this shop is uniformly ridiculous

out comes stanley, Saturday, 15 January 2011 14:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 Each, Waterloo Records and End Of An Ear, today

DNA DNA (Boardwalk 1983 -- not the Arto Lindsay no wavers or Suzanne Vega's dance-music pals; Rick Derringer and Carmine Appice making an apparent new wave move, judging from the cover, with mad-scientist lab coats and plenty of credited synthesizers)
Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes Royal Rappin's (Spring 1979 - same year as "Rapper's Delight," plus they cover a Foreigner song!)
Persuasions Chirpin' (Elektra 1977 -- supposed to be one of their best ones, I think?)
Ramatam Ramatam (Atlantic 1972 -- hard rock with Mitch Mitchell on drums and April Lawton on guitar)
Sniff 'N' The Tears Love Action (MCA 1981 -- I now own three LPs by them!)
Streetheart Drugstore Dancer (Capitol 1980 -- I now own three LPs by them, too!)
Timbuk 3 Greetings From Timbuk 3 (IRS 1986 -- with their hit obviously)
Pat Travers Band Live! Go For What You Know (Polydor 1979 -- with "Boom Boom Out Go The Lights")
Urban Guerillas Darwin's Theory Of Pelvic Revolution (Camouflage 1983 -- post-punky looking Minnesotans I never heard of before)

xhuxk, Monday, 17 January 2011 00:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oops, actually that DNA LP is called Party Tested, and they cover "Rock and Roll Part II" on it.

xhuxk, Monday, 17 January 2011 00:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

love that ramatam so much. but i think you already know that.

scott seward, Monday, 17 January 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

xhuxk, i was at end of an ear on... friday i think? only bought one thing for $1 -- kyuss' album w/ the purple cover -- great record

ilxor, Monday, 17 January 2011 19:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I only bought that Urban Guerillas thing there yesterday, actually -- Though last time, just a few weeks ago, I brought home a big pile. Probably only makes sense to go there every few months, since if you get more than 20 $1 LPs at a time, they reduce them all to 50 cents each!

xhuxk, Monday, 17 January 2011 19:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm more of a cd guy -- i've found that any more frequent than once every 4-6 weeks or so, and used cd inventory's not fresh enough to make it worth my time to dig through all the used bins

ilxor, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

$1/ea. LPs, Breakaway today:

Foxy Hot Numbers (Dash 1979)
Steve Gibbons Band Live -- Caught In The Act (MCA 1977)
Glenn Jones Glenn Jones (Jive 1987)
Sister Sledge Circle Of Love (Atco 1975)

$1/ea. CDs, Episcopal church thrift store on Justin

Fiji Mariners Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton (Capricorn 1996)
Westbam The Roof Is On Fire (Sax/TSR 1991)

25-cents/ea. cassettes, Goodwill bookstore on Far West Blvd.

The Beatles The Beatles Again (Pathe Marconi/EMI 1974 -- weird French compilation I never heard of before, but I'm no expert)
Nina Hagen Unbehagen (CBS Schallplatten Germany 1979 -- oops, just noticed I already have this on vinyl w/ different cover art)
Payola$ Hammer On A Drum (A&M 1983)
2 Unlimited Get Ready (Critique 1992)

xhuxk, Saturday, 5 February 2011 21:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

stuff i bought for a dollar last weekend at an antique/junk store. posted on the vinyl board, but what the heck:

comateens - s/t (needed this. the comateens were nice enough to send me a copy of the reissue on cd when they put it out, but i needed the vinyl. think i have everything they did on vinyl now. or almost everything.)

navarro - straight to the heart (on capitol. 1978. have no idea. like the cover.)

dwight twilley - twilley (needed this too. want all twilley vinyl. have most of it.)

bloodstone - don't stop!

sally oldfield - water bearer

jerry lacroix - the second coming (from 1974. another good cover. johnny winter is all over this album.)

wishbone ash - hot ash (um, probably don't need a live wishbone album from 1981, but it WAS only a dollar.)

wishbone ash - number the brave (what the heck, might as well be a wishbone completist. also from 1981.)

argent - counterpoints

rhythm heritage - last night on earth (think i actually might have this. or i did. whatever.)

the new ventures - rocky road

slade - in flame (i KNOW i had this, but i think i sold it? again, whatever.)

quicksilver - peace by piece (yes, a quicksilver album from 1986.)

ballinjack - special pride (so would you believe me if i told you that i was just thinking YESTERDAY that i didn't own any ballinjack albums? true story.)

martin mull - in the soup with martin mull (sealed even! on vanguard. 1974.)

john entwistle's ox - mad dog (never heard it!)

cerrone - cerrone's paradise

cerrone - V

dwight twilley - wild dogs (i know for a fact that i own this, but i just can't pass up dollar twilley vinyl.)

mark farner - s/t

mark farner band - no frills

scott seward, Saturday, 5 February 2011 21:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh and the quicksilver album should TOTALLY be on one of those fogey gone new wave threads. its really very new wave!

scott seward, Saturday, 5 February 2011 21:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I now have a "complete set" (as baseball card collectors say) of the Steve Gibbons Band, fwiw -- four studio LPs, one live.

And yeah, I'm definitely no Beatles-comp expert. From Wiki:

Hey Jude (original title: The Beatles Again) is a 1970 collection of non-album Beatles singles and B-sides, as well as "I Should Have Known Better" and "Can't Buy Me Love", two singles released by Capitol Records whose only previous American album appearance had been on the A Hard Day's Night soundtrack album which had been released by United Artists Records...Originally, the album was to be named The Beatles Again. Shortly before the record was released, however, the title was changed to Hey Jude, in order to promote the inclusion of the top-selling song that led off side two. Unfortunately, the name-change occurred after the labels were printed, and an untold number of copies of the album were sold with Apple labels on the vinyl containing the title The Beatles Again. This was also true for cassette copies of the album, which retained the original title.

xhuxk, Saturday, 5 February 2011 22:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Two more $1 LPs, Top Drawer Thrift today

Neil Sedaka The Hungry Years (The Rocket Record Company 1975 -- w/ great Elton John duet "Bad Blood")
Ellen Shipley Ellen Shipley (New York International 1979 - w/ Rick Derringer, Hall & Oates, G.E. Smith, etc.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 6 February 2011 01:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each Breakaway today

Andrae Crouch The Best (Arrival/K-Tel 1988 - songs copywritten 1971-1978)
Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me (Motown 1984 -- suspect this'll stink, but want to make sure)
Trapeze The Final Swing (Threshold 1973 - comp of tracks "featuring Glenn Hughes," fine since I own nothing else by them)
Howard Werth and the Moonbeams King Brilliant (The Rocket Record Company 1975 - never even heard of this band until yesterday, when I was skimming Scott's "bands who didn't...quite...fit" thread; can't be worse than the 1975 release on this label I bought two weeks ago {see above} which was mostly unbearable)

xhuxk, Saturday, 19 February 2011 20:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

oops, Crouch LP is called His Best, actually -- "Him" presumably being Crouch and not the guy he's worshipping

xhuxk, Saturday, 19 February 2011 20:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

king brilliant one of my favorite records. don't know what you will think of it. we shall see...

scott seward, Saturday, 19 February 2011 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink


bought this for 25 c but hadnt realized it was the clean version. still a good deal tho

flopson, Saturday, 19 February 2011 20:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

What is it, like three seconds long?

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 19 February 2011 20:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Waterloo

Age Of Chance Crush Collision (Virgin 1987 EP)
Boys Town Gang Disc Charge (Moby Dick 1981 -- had no idea they made a full album; lots of sweaty shirtless male mechanic muscles on the cover)
Fatback Hot Box (Spring 1980)
Deke Leonard Iceberg (United Artists 1974)
Denny McLain At The Organ (Capitol c. 1969 I think? "The Detroit Tigers' Superstar Swings with Today's Hits" -- looks a little scratchy, but it's not like I'm planning to listen to it much anyway)
Spliff Emergency Exit (Epic 1982 -- oops, just realized this has exactly the same songlist as the 1982 German LP of a different name by these Deutsch new wavers that I bought and totally loved two months ago; maybe I'll keep them both?)

xhuxk, Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

aww man i went to waterloo the other day lookin for cheap stuff but ended up spending $8-9 a pop on amon duul ii and funkadelic reissues i was missing :(

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Sunday, 20 February 2011 03:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

who put out that amon duul reissue, was it used or is it just cheap

flopson, Sunday, 20 February 2011 07:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Local branch of the irish retail newsagent chain Eason's keeps selling books for 99c each or even 2 for 99c. So I've bought a load of stuff from there for that price.
Steve Martin autobio, Steve McQueen photobook, Bowie bio, Stan & Olly bio, think I got an expensive Lee Miller photobook for 2 for 99c with John robb's Punk Rock oral history. loads of popular science type stuff too

First thing that went through my head on seeing the thread was Psychosonic the old version of the Sonics compi which I think I got for 99p.

& Parson Sound cd which i got mailorder paid through Paypal which was never cashed.

Stevolende, Sunday, 20 February 2011 19:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

who put out that amon duul reissue, was it used or is it just cheap

these are digipak reissues—the spine says "Revisited Rec." and the catalog # is "SPV xxxx" or whatever. i think they normally retail for about $15 a pop. saw a bunch come in used for about half that.

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Monday, 21 February 2011 16:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

head in bristol (virgin > zavvi > head) are having a clearout.
so far its been rather good
99p each

now they have a buy one/get one free deal going on.

hence this week :

anja schnieder : beyond the valley love
chateau flight : body language 5 love
headman : catch me not heard yet
karen p : broad casting ok .. wait for summer to try again
the last atlant : cloudburst of colours not heard yet
los updates : first if you please hmm .. needs a few listens
Onur Özer : watergate 01 love
pako & frederik : the alert not heard yet
roland klinkenberg : mexico can wait nice. very late 80s tangerine dream
trafik : live eolica not heard
craig richards/lee burridge : tyrant 2 love
shed : shedding the past not heard yet

been great fun.

mark e, Thursday, 3 March 2011 14:06 (eight years ago) Permalink


50p gem

also picked up a nice clean copy of "how to dj properly" broughton/brewster - also just ten bob

out comes stanley, Thursday, 3 March 2011 15:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

Went to a big estate sale today. The guy was a big music/broadway/movie buff and his house was absolutely filled to the brim with his collection. One room was just lps, 45s and stereo equipment, including three working jukeboxes. The records weren't super cheap, but among the bargains I did take home were:

4 late 70s issues of Circus for a buck apiece.
2 issues of Creem (Nov. 75 & Jan. 76) ''.
2 issues of Discotheque ''.
1 sealed copy of ABBA: Thank You For The Music on cd for a tenner.

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 11 March 2011 23:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Never got anything for a buck, but I got Royal Trux's Thank You for $2 and Carl Craig's Onsumothasheeit for $3 from seperate shops

Franklin_The_Turtle, Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think I payed 60p for Irmin Scmidt's Filmusik 3lp set without a cover way way back. There was some great stuff in that shop, sounds Familiar on Wood st Walthamstow. I bought hundreds in there and would normally go through every rack right to the back. some great great stuff found in the Miscellaneous section, especially Greek film music (that I didn't get to replace once lost until finding bits of it on Demonoid last year).
& I think most of that was between 1quid & 3.

Stevolende, Saturday, 12 March 2011 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Waterloo today

Bobby Braddock – Hardpore Cornography (RCA EP 1983) - w/ "Dolly Parton's Hits," "I Lobster But I Never Flounder"; Braddock mugshots on back
Collosseum II – Electric Savage (MCA 1987) - fusion spinoff band w/ Gary Moore on guitar
Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes - -Marriage On The Rocks/Rock Bottom (Polydor 1976 pressing, rec. 1970) - this is horrible, right?
The Rollers – Elevator (Arista 1979) - as in Bay City; allegedly their drug/psych-pop album, with a big red pill on the cover
Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Cotillion 1979) - amazingly, have never owned a copy til now

xhuxk, Monday, 14 March 2011 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Half Price Books on Lamar today

Fatback - Gigolo (Spring 1981)
Sharon Redd - Redd Hott (Jupiter Germany 1982 - w/ "Beat The Street")

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

$2 each (! - I splurged), garage of some guy's house on Redlands today

Brick - Brick (Bang 1977)
Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties (Stiff 1978)
Hawkwind - Quark Strangeness And Charm (Sire 1977)
The Persuasions - Street Corner Symphony (Capitol 1972)
Slave - Slave (Cotillion 1977)
Three Man Army - A Third Of A Lifetime (Kama-Sutra 1971)
David Werner - Whizz Kid (RCA 1974)

Also got a "Styx REO Speedwagon Together In 2000" tour T-shirt in my size for $2 at Texas Thrift yesterday.

xhuxk, Monday, 28 March 2011 02:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

The best under-$1 purchase ever has to be that guy in New York who paid 75 cents at a yard sale for an item he found buried in a box of LPs - a 1966 acetate of an early version of The Velvet Underground and Nico, the only one known to still exist! It included three songs that were entirely different recordings than the official release, and the rest were alternate mixes - all previously believed to be lost. After making an archival recording of it, he auctioned it off on eBay - for over $25,000!

Amazing find!

Lee626, Monday, 28 March 2011 05:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties (Stiff 1978)

A bargain at twice the price (or more).

Johnny Fever, Monday, 28 March 2011 08:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

$2, total, at an Austin garage sale today for 40 78-RPM records -- mostly looks like square dance music on local Texas labels like Blue Star and Longhorn, but one is Red Foley "Milk Bucket Boogie"/"Salty Dog Rag" on Decca; another (sadly slightly chipped -- the only one I've seen that is) is unfortunately named Western Swing guy Adolph Hofner and the San Antonians "Cotton Eyed Joe"/"Put Your Little Foot" on Columbia. There's also a "Cotton Pickin' Polka" by Lester Woytek, and at least one other version of "Cotton Eyed Joe." There seem to be a few each by the Sundowners and by Red Warrick, whoever they are. Also included in the box were file dividers for all the records, and -- weirder -- lots and lots of lyric (square dance call) sheets and/or dance instructions for individual songs, some of which look like they were officially issued by the record companies with the records, but others of which are either typed out or written out longhand. Also, an 80-page pamphlet/mini-book called It's Fun To Square Dance: Six Easy Lessons By Louie Ratliff, one Elks Club card, and two cards apparently allowing dancers free "goofs". All for $2.

Now all I need is to get a 78 needle.

xhuxk, Saturday, 9 April 2011 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

50 cents each, Recycled Reads (Austin Library over-run store), today

Champaign Modern Heart (Columbia 1983)
Club Nouveau Life, Love & Pain (Warner Bros. 1986)
Floaters Floaters (ABC 1977 -- w/ 11:49 version of "Float On")
Irakere Chekere Son (Milestone 1981)
Kleer License To Dream (Atlantic 1981)
Gene Watson Memories To Burn (Epic 1985)

xhuxk, Monday, 11 April 2011 01:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 Breakaway today, braving the Record Store Day hordes

Dá Krash - s/t (Capitol 1988 -- all-black, theoretically hard rock/pop metal band, produced by Jesse Johnson, who also wrote or co-wrote all the songs)

xhuxk, Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Annie Lennox - "Diva"
Electrelane - "The Power Out"
Steely Dan - "Aja"

ToeJam & Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 22 April 2011 15:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Electrelane - "The Power Out"

Damn, that is a fantastic buck find right there!

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 22 April 2011 15:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dude tell me about it!! I am really loving it so far.

ToeJam & Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 22 April 2011 16:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Good! I fell in love with that band really quickly after first seeing them live. I'm glad their hiatus is over, I'm hoping for some U.S. dates at some point.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 22 April 2011 16:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

good couple of weeks in the bins, buckets and dusty shelves of edinburgh's charity shops and car boots

my fave recent chazza shop find has been this little beauty

chas jankel - without you 12" (including the excellent "to wou lady kong" on the b-side)

not rare but excellent for 50p

other little treats for less than £1 include VG+ copies of these ...






out comes stanley, Friday, 22 April 2011 16:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just got this Harry Partch early record for 50-cents at a used bookstore yesterday. Fair condition, but very playable. Weird! http://www.discogs.com/Harry-Partch-And-On-The-Seventh-Day-Petals-Fell-In-Petaluma/release/2336572

Also snagged a new Russian import of Cluster's Zuckerzeit for only $5. Another weird thing for them to have 3 sealed copies of...

dronestreet, Friday, 22 April 2011 17:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

From the cretins at the nearby goodwill:

Charles Lloyd - big sir tapestry
Loverde - "die hard lover" b/w "my world is empty (without you)"
Patrick Cowley - "menergy"/"I wanna take you home"/"Tommy williams' megamedley"
Chopin - les sulphides/Gounod - Faust (nice european pressing on philips)
Wanda landowska doing Bach 2 and 3 part inventions
Wagner - götterdämmerung ffrr monster 6 record thing

And these tapes for my car:

Jackson 5 - dancing machine
Accept - breaker
History of rock instrumentals vol. 2 rhino thing
Chuck Berry live! Vol. 1 on sun
The shirelles
The ventures collection vol. 2 rhino thing
Iron maiden - killers
Beach boys - little deuce coup
Frat rock: the greatest rock'n'roll party tunes of all time
The Jerry Lee Lewis all killer no filler anthology

Also an eazy-e t-shirt with his face and the words "eazy duz it" below. Might feel too self-conscious wearing this. Fits great.

Why is Lloyd spelled with two L's?

bamcquern, Friday, 22 April 2011 23:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Comes from Welsh.

timellison, Friday, 22 April 2011 23:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Backspin (an Austin record store that I'd amazingly never been to before) and Antone's, today

Cold Chisel – Circus Animals (Elektra 1982)
Tom Grant – You Hardly Know Me (WMOT 1981 -- never heard of him, but it looks kind of new-wave-funky, and Philly indie label WMOT also put out "Double Dutch Bus" that year, so seemed worth the gamble)
Tom T. Hall – We All Got Together And… (Mercury 1972 -- features "Turn It On Turn It On Turn It On," the greatest song ever written about capital punishment and World War II draft dodgers, among other excellent songs and promising titles)
Imagination – New Dimension (Elektra 1984)
Jonzun Crew – Down to Earth (Tommy Boy West Germany 1984)
L.T.D. – Devotion (A&M 1979)
Teena Marie – Irons In The Fire (Gordy 1980 - have never owned this one, believe it or not; probably figured it was all mushy ballads?)
Graham Parker – Heat Treatment (Mercury 1976)
Rare Earth – Ecology (Rare Earth 1970 -- see their LPs in dollar bins all the time but never buy them; this is supposed to be a good one, right?)
Skyy – Skyy Line (Salsoul 1981 -- w/ "Call Me")
Candi Station – Music Speaks Louder Than Words (Warner Bros. 1977)
Tyla Gang – Yachtless (Beserkley 1978 -- hoping this is the one that George likes)
Bobby Womack – So Many Rivers (MCA 1985 - w/ "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me so Much")
(Various) – Let’s Be Funky (Rams Horn Holland double-LP 1984 -- very cool looking comp I've never seen before, w/ 12-inch club versions of tracks by acts I know -- Jocelyn Brown, Instant Funk, Skyy, Vaughan Mason with somebody named Butch Dayo, Steve Washington from Slave, Steve Washington's post-Slave band Aurra -- and acts I don't -- Rafael Cameron, Funk Deluxe, the Strangers, the Funkacise Gang, Civil Attack.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

>>Tyla Gang – Yachtless Beserkley 1978

Yeah, that's the one.

Gorge, Saturday, 23 April 2011 17:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

$31 total (incl. $5 entrance fee), Austin Record Convention today

$1 each:

The Blasters - The Blasters (Slash 1981)
Carla Bley - Live (Watt/ECM 1982)
Carla Bley - Social Studies (Warner Bros. 1981)
Arthur Blythe - Blythe Spirit (Columbia 1981)
Boogie Down Productions - Put Your Meat To The Beat (Rock Candy 1981 -- not KRS-One, but club music from Patrick Adams of "Push Push In The Bush" fame, of which he does an apparent house-era update called "Jack in the Bush" here)
The B'zz - Get Up (Epic 1982 -- feat. some former Boyzz)
Cameo - Single Life (Atlanta Artists 1985)
Chic - Real People (Atlantic 1980)
Gail Ann Dorsey - The Corporate World (Sire 1989)
Duke Jupiter - White Knuckle Ride (Morocco 1984)
Fatback - So Delicious (Cotillion 1985)
The Flirts - Questions of the Heart (CBS Associated 1986)
The Kinsey Report - Edge of the City (Alligator 1987)
Kylmaxx - Meeting in the Ladies Room (MCA 1984)
Mazarati - Mazarati (Paisley Park 1986 - Prince-associated mostly black alleged hard rock band)
The Movies - The Movies (Arista 1976 -- Scott recommended these guys I think, unless these are different Movies)
Musical Youth - The Youth Of Today (MCA 1982)
Hazel O'Connor - Breaking Glass (A&M 1980)
Silver Condor - Silver Condor (Columbia 1981 - Earl Slick on gtr)
Vandenberg - Heading For A Storm (Atco 1983)
(Various) - Hitpalast (Teldec West Germany 1982 - 20-song K-Tel-type comp from the year I got to Germany, most excited about finally owning "Words" by F.R. David)

$5 total (50 cents each but guess he gave me one for free -- some of these look kinda scratchy)

Angie B- B Angie B (Capitol 1991 -- former Sequence/future Angie Stone, unless there were two different Angie B's)
Aurra - Send Your Love (Salsoul 1981 - Steve Washington from Slave)
Cameo - Knights of the Sound Table (Chocolate City 1981 - actually two copies of this LP in the sleeve)
Cameo - We All Know Who We Are (Chocolate City 1977)
Dissidenten - Live At The Pyramids (Shanachie 1986)
Carl Carlton - Carl Carlton (20th Century Fox 1981 - w/ "She's a Bad Mama Jama")
Guy - Guy (Uptown/MCA 1988)
Ice-T - "Ya Don't Quit" (Techno Hop 12-inch 1986 - !!)
Millie Jackson - Lovingly Yours (Spring 1976)
(Various) - Breakin' soundtrack (Polydor 1984)
(Various) - Free Rap (K-Tel 1988 - cuts by Eric B & Rakim, UTFO, Spoonie Gee, Kid N Play, BDP, Audio Two, Just Ice, "Epee MD", Stetsasonic, Mr. X & Mr. Z -- "Drink Old Gold," always heard of it but never knew what it was)

xhuxk, Sunday, 1 May 2011 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oops, that Patrick Adams "Boogie Down Productions" LP is 1988 not 1981

xhuxk, Sunday, 1 May 2011 19:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

hi xhuxk. miss u. miss the Austin Record Convnetion. miss Austin. can't wait for you know what!

That Gail Ann Dorsey record does NOT sound like Pet Shop Boys with soul. But it's a must-hear-once curio.

Real People is one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. My copy is warped (I think).

Wanna hear this BDP.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 1 May 2011 19:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

Was actually getting close to text you to find out if you were back in town; didn't you just head up to Chicago for a semester? But maybe I'm wrong about that (or maybe they kept you longer than you'd expected?) Anyway, if the you-know-what is what I think, you're actually mentioned in the intro to the first chapter.

The Adams BDP LP has two naked women on the back, with appropriate body parts hidden behind musical instruments. Totally remember seeing it at the time, but I have no idea whether I ever owned a copy then (presumably as a record company promo), much less listened to it.

xhuxk, Monday, 2 May 2011 01:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

omg! no way! I want to read it TODAY! Still up in the Chi, prolly permanent for better and worse.

Kevin John Bozelka, Monday, 2 May 2011 13:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yes way. Anyway, just figured out via googling that the one album I got isn't by the Sequence Angie B (aka Stone), but by B Angie B who recorded with Hammer's girl-rap group Oaktown 3-5-7. Even more confusing, the name of the first song is "I Am Angie B"! And the actual label on the record says the LP title is Bust It, but those words are nowhere on the cover or spine.

xhuxk, Monday, 2 May 2011 13:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

$1 each, Breakaway Records and a North Austin garage sale, today

Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me (Reprise 1973 -- copy formerly owned by one Cindy Jung, of Birmingham, MI 48010, whose address sticker is on the otherwise VG cover)
Granati Bros. - G Force (A&M 1979 - fake Ramones? I remember they were on one of A&M's new wave comps around then)
Gram Parsons - GP (Reprise 1973 - with a free copy of '74's Grevious Angel, which I'd also lacked, also inside the sleeve)

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 May 2011 18:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Mystery To Me is pretty much my favorite FM album. Were you lucky enough to get a lyric sheet that includes "Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)" (which got bumped for For Your Love)?

dlp9001, Saturday, 21 May 2011 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yep, lyric sheet was included, and that song's on there.

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 May 2011 19:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Granati Bros are on the Propaganda comp (w/ great cover art of Chairman Mao rocking the proletariat)

herbal bert (herb albert), Saturday, 21 May 2011 19:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

xhuxk, how's the used CD selection at Breakaway? (not that i'd expect you to have browsed it.. but do you know if there is one?)

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think they barely have CDs there at all? I dunno; next time I'll check. They definitely have a small used cassette section though (@ $2 each iirc).

xhuxk, Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

hah, nice, i don't even have a working cassette player anymore ;_;

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

here are a bunch of records i found (five years ago) for a buck

geeta, Sunday, 22 May 2011 08:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

$1 each Antone's today, mostly ROCK

Bad To The Bone - s/t (Megadisc 1988 - Dutch bar-band looking dudes with plenty of promising fake-punk rebellious titles: "Slow Suicide," "Car With No Reverse," "Lucifer's Boogie," "Lost Generation," "Tear Down The White House," etc.)
Doc Holliday - Rides Again... (A&M 1981 - judging from back cover, they were fond of Confederate flags and motorbikes)
John Palumbo - Innocent Bystander (Lifesong 1978 -- Crack The Sky guy; had one of his solo LPs before and couldn't get into it, but I'm older now so maybe this time it'll work)
Ruby Starr and Grey Ghost - s/t (Capitol 1975 - she looks even more badass than they do)
Uriah Heep - Live (Bronze 2-LP 1973 - gorgeous inner sleeves, with lots of old Uriah reviews, some negative: "If this group makes it I'll have to commit suicide," Melissa Mills in Rolling Stone for instance.)
David Van Tieghem - Safety In Numbers (Private Music 1987 w/ avant pals Ryuchi Sakamoto, "Blue" Gene Tyrrany, Tony Levin, Ned Sublette etc.)

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 May 2011 18:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

>>Ruby Starr and Grey Ghost - s/t (Capitol 1975 - she looks even more badass than they do)

Back up singer for Black Oak Arkansas in her own band. Not bad at all.

>>Uriah Heep - Live (Bronze 2-LP 1973 - gorgeous inner sleeves, with lots of old Uriah reviews, some >>negative: "If this group makes it I'll have to commit suicide," Melissa Mills in Rolling Stone for >>instance.)

Lots of corny biography written just as they were breaking big. Probably the Uriah Heep album I've played the most ever since it clocked a lot of mileage on the turntable when I was a kid. Good version of "Gypsy" -- long sledgehammering, idiotically funny lyrics about being whipped by girlfriend's gypsy dad and getting strong enough to fight and win, too short version of "Love Machine," hilarious sock-hop rock and roll medley.

Gorge, Saturday, 28 May 2011 20:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

doc holliday were the poor man's molly hatchet. which is saying something. my dad had all their records. which is saying something.

scott seward, Saturday, 28 May 2011 22:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

been trying to curb my dollar bin spending, but today...

Xymox - Obsession 12"
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome 12"
Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame/Love & Understanding 12"
Double Fantasy - Universal Ave. (already have it & love it, giving this one to a friend)
LaSo - S/t (Joe Bataan wrote & prod.)
Environments 8 - Wood-masted Sailboat/A Country Stream
Michael Hoenig - Departure From The Northern Wasteland (Conny Plank-related synth stuff)
David Van Tieghem - These Things Happen (jaxon reccomendation)

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

David Van Tieghem - These Things Happen (jaxon reccomendation)

David Van Tieghem - Safety In Numbers (Private Music 1987 w/ avant pals Ryuchi Sakamoto, "Blue" Gene Tyrrany, Tony Levin, Ned Sublette etc.)

hehe... lots of Van Tieghem action in the last couple of days... I would heartily recommended These Things Happen to anyone... Didn't think much of Safety In Numbers though....

Night Nurse with Wound (Jack Battery-Pack), Sunday, 29 May 2011 05:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

KPFT Yard Sale, all $1 each:


Gang of Four: Hard
Gene Clark: No Other (cut-out)
Joni Mitchell: Court & Spark (sealed, still has vintage $4.99 price tag)
Talking Heads: Live On Tour (episode of "The Warner Bros. Music Show"/radio promo)


The Gougers: A Long Day For The Weathervane
Moe Tucker: I Spent A Week There The Other Night
Excuse 17: Such Friends Are Dangerous
Moon Martin: Lunar Samples
Elvis Costello: Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Bascom Lamar Lunsford: Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs
The Dead Weather: Horehound
Tody Castillo: Windhorse (sealed)
Bobby Charles: Wish You Were Here Right Now
Ray Davies: Working Man's Cafe (sealed)
The Replacements: Hootnanny (sealed Rhino ed.)
'': Let It Be (2 copies; '')
'': Tim (Rhino ed.)
David Lindley & Hani Naser: Official Bootleg
The Grifters: Ain't My Lookout
Patterson Hood: Murdering Oscar (and other love songs)
Drive-By Truckers: The Big To-Do
Guy Clark: Somedays The Song Writes You
Lil' Band O' Gold: s/t
Kelly Hogan: Because It Feel Good
Dwight Yoakum: Population: Me
Walter Becker: Circus Money
The Charles River Boys: Beatle Country (Rounder reissue)
The Judys: The MOO Album (sealed)

Plus for $3:

Leonard Cohen: Live At The Isle of Wight 1970 (sealed cd/dvd combo)

Sooooo worth getting up early this morning.

Mucho! Macho! Honcho! (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 4 June 2011 18:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

awesome jonathan fearing mix of "the break" in great nick ... worth £1.00 no doubt


out comes stanley, Saturday, 4 June 2011 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

down in Maryland last weekend, I found a box of Disco 12"s at some gaming store, and for 10 cents a pop, came away with NM copies of:

Sylvia Striplin: "Gimme Your Love" OG press!
Final Edition: "Betcha Can't Love Just One"
Jimmy "Bo" Horne: "Is It In"
The Clash: "The Magnificent Dance"
Chas Jankel: "Glad to Know You"
D Train: "You're the One for Me"
Kano: "I'm Ready"
K.I.D.: "Don't Stop"
Brainstorm: "Hot For You"
Funkapolitan: "Run Run Run" August Darnell prod.

best buck I've spent in ages.

beta blog, Saturday, 4 June 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

$1 each Waterloo today

Be Bop Deluxe The Best And The Rest Of (Harvest 2xLP 1979)
Louise Goffin Kid Blue (Asylum 1979) - Carole & Gerry's kid. Think I liked "Jimmy and the Tough Kids" back when college radio played it.
Golden Earring Mad Love (MCA 1977)
The Movies Bullets Through The Barrier (GTO 1978) -- OK, I think these are the UK Movies Scott likes. Plus it's on periwinkle-grey vinyl.
Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band With The Rootettes (Warner Bros. 1978) -- Don't remember ever even seeing this before, at any price.
Joe South Games People Play (Pickwick ???)
Skafish Skafish (Illegal 1980) -- speaking of early '80s college radio stars.
The Vapors New Clear Days (United Artists 1980) - w/ "Turning Japanese"

xhuxk, Friday, 10 June 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would have thought that surely you already had that Vapors record, along with a few of the others you bought.

Another Muzak from a Diffident Lichen (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 June 2011 00:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've always had the Vapors single; might have owned the LP once in the past, but if so, it's been gone for years.

Fwiw, today I also passed up (presumably late '60s) $1 "Memphis soul" albums by both Mitch Ryder and Paul Revere & the Raiders that I'd never seen before. For some reason the Raiders one looked more promising, but for some reason I also wound up too skeptical about them both. Curious if anybody's ever heard either of them, and if so, whether I should regret being such a cheapskate.

xhuxk, Friday, 10 June 2011 01:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Skafish Skafish (Illegal 1980) -- speaking of early '80s college radio stars.

"Disgracing the Family Name" and "Joan Fan Club!"

Gorge, Friday, 10 June 2011 01:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Louise Goffin Kid Blue (Asylum 1979)

Thought this sucked majorly back then. Felt it was wan and very undeservedly propped up. Maybe I'd think different now.

But never had any use for BeBop best ofs, mostly. The only anthology I still have is Air Age, which came in the age of cd. Barring that, most of Futurama, all of Sunburst Finish, some of Modern Music, almost all of Live in the Air Age and half of Axe Victim. None of Drastic Plastic.

Gorge, Friday, 10 June 2011 04:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Have actually been liking that Louise Goffin album more than I'd expected to.

$1 each today, End of An Ear and some art gallery store a quarter mile or so up S. 1st St from there, with a sign prominently saying "Turntable Records" in front:

J. Blackfoot - City Slicker (SoundTown 1983) -- already had this, but it's one of my all-time favorite Southern soul LPs and my other copy is in horrible condition
Ian Hunter - All-American Alien Boy (Columbia 1975)
Huey Lewis and the News - Huey Lewis and the News (Chrysalis 1980) - their pre-stardom Boomtown Rats-looking supposed new wave album
The Masked Marauders - The Masked Marauders (Deity 1969) -- already had this, but I'm sure it's worth way more than a buck; good for re-selling or gifting maybe
Ramatam - In April Came The Dawning Of The Red Suns (Atlantic 1973)
Styx - The Serpent Rising (Wooden Nickel 1973) -- I've never even seen this before
Vice Squad - Shot Away (Anagram 1984)

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Masked Marauders has a promo insert, too -- Fake Rolling Stone review by "T.M. Christian" on one side, Ralph J. Gleason San Francisco Chronicle "On The Town" column on the other talking about the review's fallout on the other.

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

$1 each Breakaway today

Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling (EMI 1973)
City Boy - The Day The Earth Caught Fire (Atlantic 1979)
Family - It's Only A Movie (United Artists 1973)
Guess Who - The Best Of The Guess Who (Scepter 1973 -- all or mostly '60s singles, looks like)
Jamaaldeen Tacuma - Show Stopper (Gramavision 1983)
(Various) - Freeze (New York Records, c. mid '80s probably - w/ Freez "I.O.U.," Yazoo "State Farm," Toto Coelo "Milk From The Coconut," Comateens, Galaxxy, Miquel Brown, Nancy Martinez, Raw Silk, the Strangers, Fever)

xhuxk, Saturday, 2 July 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Recycled Reads, 50-cent LPs...

Dire Straits - Making Movies (Warner Bros 1980)
L.T.D. - Love To The World (A&M 1976)
Maze - Inspiration (Capitol 1979)

and $1 CDs (!! -- purchases probably partially sub-consciously motivated by finding an excellent approximately 2.5' x 6.5' wooden CD rack that used to belong to a classical music station for $10 at a yard sale earlier today)

Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (A&M 1992)
Inner City - Praise (Virgin 1992)
Marah - Kids In Philly (E-Squared/Artemis 2000)
Michel'le - Michel'le (Ruthless/Atco 1989)

xhuxk, Sunday, 3 July 2011 01:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The Goodwill on La Brea near Wilshire.

Melanie - Leftover Wine
Dave Alvin - Romeo's Escape
Jerry Jeff Walker - s/t, with L.A. Freeway on it. Was this his first?
Boz Skaggs - Silk Degrees
Two Nice Girls - 2 Nice Girls

99 cents each, all seem to be in good condition.

nickn, Sunday, 17 July 2011 03:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

$1 each Breakaway today

Brothers Johnson - Blast! (A&M 1982 -- apparently half best-of, half new songs)
Cameo - Feel Me (Casablanca 1980)
Spinners - Pick Of The Litter (Atlantic 1975)

xhuxk, Saturday, 23 July 2011 18:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Recent acquisitions in this realm:

Robert Palmer: Clues
Robert Palmer: Pride
Robert Palmer: Double Fun
Power Station: s/t

ALL GREAT. I went too long without Palmer in my life.

Clarke B., Saturday, 23 July 2011 18:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

Friends of Sound today - $1 each

Carlene Carter - Blue Nun (F-Beat UK 1981)
Nils Lofgren - Night After Night (A&M 2xLP 1977)
(Various) - Disco Direction (RCA Limited UK 1978 -- K-Tel type comp w/ Olympic Runners, D.J. Rogers. Rah Band, Inner City Express, Baccara, etc)

same store, 25 cents each

John Anderson - s/t (Warner Bros 1980 -- already have it on CD, but this is in great shape)
Art In America - s/t (Pavillion/CBS 1983 -- hack American late-prog I think?
Carlene Carter - s/t (Warner Bros 1978 -- lots of pub-rocker input even beyond her husband Nick on all three Carter LPs, looks like; this one even has Graham Parker pictured on the inner sleeve)
Carlene Carter - Two Sides To Every Woman (Warner Bros 1979)
Coloured Stone - Black Rock From Red Centre (Rounder 1987 - "Australian Aborigone Rock," made Frank Kogan's Pazz & Jop ballot that year but I've never seen a copy before)
Forester Sisters - s/t (Warner Bros 1985)
Franke & the Knockouts - s/t (Millennium 1981)
Tompall Glaser - The Great Tompal And His Outlaw Band (MGM 1976)
Luxuria - Unanswerable Lust (Beggars Banquet 1988 - w/ Howard Devoto of Magazine)
Michael Murphey - Blue Sky Night Thunder (Epic 1975 - w/ "Wildfire")
Toby Beau - s/t (RCA 1978 - w/ "My Angel Baby")
Dottie West - Special Delivery (United Artists 1979)
Frank Zappa/The Mothers - Over-nite Sensation (Discreet 1973 - w/ "Dirty Love" and "Montana"; gatefold split a bit, but still...25 cents??)
(Various) - XII Inches Of Virgin (Virgin 1988 - pre-rave post-new-wave mostly Brit I think dancefloor tracks by Age Of Chance, Soho, Black Britain, Annabouboula, others I've never heard of)

xhuxk, Sunday, 24 July 2011 01:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

My radio station, which has been dying a slow death the past two years and is just about to vacate the building, had a community sale yesterday to get rid of all its vinyl. Thousands and thousand of albums, the majority of them from a window covering the late '80s. Scraping Foetus off the Wheel, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Microdisney, Dos, Death of Samantha, Greater Than One...it really felt like wandering around some creaky old museum for college radio circa 1987. Nothing was organized, of course, so the whole time I was there they were still bringing down huge bins of albums from upstairs. I'm more particular about shape than such a sale warrants, so I ended up putting back about 20% of what I grabbed.

1) Stuff I'm embarrassed to be buying at my age (and may or may not ever play):

Laughing Hyenas -- Merry Go Round
Divine Horseman -- Middle of the Night
Das Damen -- Triskaidekaphobe
Keith LeBlanc -- Stranger Than Fiction (what we called "Chris Twomey music" at the monthly I used to write for in the mid-'80s)

2) Album I bought even though I know I already hate it: Van Dyke Parks -- Song Cycle (Dutch resissue)

3) Album I bought just because it's a little rare: Kensington Market -- Aardvark

4) I like the '70s:

Kevin Ayers -- Yes We Have No Mananas
Grin -- All Out
Laura Nyro -- Nested
Audience -- Lunch
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel -- The Psychomodo
Sweet -- It's It's...Sweet's Hits

5) Ancient:

Mildred Bailey -- The Paul Whiteman Years
Fletch Henderson's Orchestra
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band -- Hoodoo Man Blues (thank you, first Rolling Stone guide)
Herbie Nichols Trio (one of the guys in A.B. Spellman's Four Lives in the Bebop Business--I already have it, but couldn't resist)

6) Stuff I'm pretty happy about:

Pastels -- Sittin' Pretty
Guadalcanal Diary -- 2 x 4
Colin Newman -- It Seems
Reducers -- Let's Go! (I remember Marcus raving about the title song in an old "Real Life")
Dramarama -- Stuck in Wonderamaland
Joe•Pop•O•Pie -- Joe's Third Record
Rain Parade -- Beyond the Sunset
Van Morrison & the Chieftans -- Irish Heartbeat
Chieftans -- Celtic Wedding
Go-Betweens -- Tallulah
Voice of the Beehive -- Let It Bee
Let's Active -- Afoot
Let's Active -- Every Dog Has His Day (oops--already had this)

Also a bunch of 7-inches from a series called "A Fiftieth Anniversary Project" put out by Capac--20th-century-type stuff, I think. They charged me $55 for everything, and I got a $30 credit for turning in my access card. Typical collector mindset: all I could think of as I left were the three albums other people just beat me to (one of the Bo Diddley Chess reissues, the Neil Young cover album The Bridge, and Nico's The End).

clemenza, Sunday, 28 August 2011 14:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Fletcher Henderson and I were good friends, so I just call him Fletch.

clemenza, Sunday, 28 August 2011 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

opening track on that keith leblanc album = amazing

one of the best leblanc tracks ever.

mark e, Sunday, 28 August 2011 19:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

A story about the sale I mentioned above--I get quoted right at the end.


Of course, they never quote you in full; the next thing I said was something like, "But I wish them all the luck in the world." The way it's rendered, it sounds like I'm really down on the station. And it's Aardvark by Kensington Market--in a bizarre coincidence, I made the exact same mistake in my italicization above (accidentally, as I do know which is which).

clemenza, Monday, 29 August 2011 19:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haven't quite re-caught the bug yet--I just don't have the patience to wade through piles of junk like I used to--but I've found a couple of places I'm periodically browsing.

Barry Lyndon O.S.T.
Roy Clark's Greatest Hits
Faron Young -- Pen & Paper
Tom Jones -- Tom

$1.50 each. The Roy Clark was sealed, the other three in very good shape. I basically bought the Tom Jones for the cover.

On a related note, I was browsing through all the ridiculously overpriced new vinyl at a mall store last week (actually situated right near the entrance now), seeing albums I bought 35 years ago and others I should have bought 35 years ago, and one question seemed obvious to me: who's going to buy this stuff? Maybe I'm way wrong, but my guess is no one--I'm looking forward to five years from now, when the bottom drops out a second time and all those records can be picked up for next to nothing.


clemenza, Saturday, 3 September 2011 17:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Some street festival in mid-Toronto; excellent shape, $1 each, folkie-centric.

Peter (solo Peter Yarrow, '72, with a "register to vote" reminder on the inside gatefold; apparently either sold few copies or was purchased in great quantity by Nixon lovers)
Mud Slide Slim -- James Taylor (never owned a copy)
Circles in the Stream -- Bruce Cockburn (double-live, Massey Hall '77; nothing from Goin' Down the Road, unfortunately)
Ten Man Mop -- Steeleye Span (actual title three times as long)
Summer Solstice -- Maddy Prior & Tim Hart

Also Elvis Costello's Spike, which may or may not be folkie, I don't know.

clemenza, Monday, 19 September 2011 02:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

CDs for 50ç - $1 each, past few weeks...

v/a - The Golden Apples of the Sun
Digable Planets - Reachin (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
Janet Jackson - Janet
Ministry - In Case You Didn't Feel like Showing Up (Live)
Mobb Deep - The Infamous...
Massive Attack - Massive Attack EP
Philosopher's Stone - Preparation
Valet - Blood Is Clean
Wir - The First Letter

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 03:07 (seven years ago) Permalink


joe cuba sextet - bailadores
above the law - time will reveal
pete rock & c.l. smooth - they reminisce over you (cover a little ragged)
malcolm x speaks
art blakey with the original jazz messengers - jazz odyssey
max roach + 4 (trip re-issue)
leaders of the new school - sobb story + international zone coaster
zhigge - toss it up
george benson - good king bad
billy cobham - shabazz
fonda rae - last train to clarksville
the evasions - all wrapped up
raw silk - do it to the music
first choice - love thing (tee scott remix)

san lazaro, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

found this

for a single dollur... came on pink vinyl and features a pretty catchy cover of miaow's (?) "when it all comes down" which actually probably ranks amongst my top favorite unrest songs as of now. it's surprisingly how easily they translate into songs more dynamic than their usual affair

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

zhigge - toss it up

This song still makes me inordinately happy.

Prostetnic Vogon Limbaugh (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

for a single dollur... came on pink vinyl and features a pretty catchy cover of miaow's (?) "when it all comes down" which actually probably ranks amongst my top favorite unrest songs as of now. it's surprisingly how easily they translate into songs more dynamic than their usual affair

― Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:17 PM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark

man i love that cover so much!

69, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's so great and so different - whereas unrest always seemed to thrive in singular melodies done continuously, "when it all comes down" jumps from one to another just totally fluid. it feels crammed - but less like an office elevator, and more so like dorm-room shower.

i wish they did more stuff like it.

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

have you heard "bavarian mods" or "capezio b"?

69, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

no, never - do you have any links?

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

joe cuba sextet - bailadores

re ^^^ would love to know more !
i picked up a fania reissue of the 'dead of alive' album by this lot.
absolutely fantastic stuff.
this never fails to put a smile on my face


mark e, Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

joe cuba sextet - bailadores

re ^^^ would love to know more !
i picked up a fania reissue of the 'dead of alive' album by this lot.
absolutely fantastic stuff.
this never fails to put a smile on my face

really great record. there's apparently a 2010 fania re-issue. can't really go wrong with cuba, or most anything on tico records.

san lazaro, Thursday, 22 September 2011 15:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

its now on my never ending wish list

mark e, Thursday, 22 September 2011 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

charity shop dig for first time in ages the other day, some very satisfying £1 buys ...

picked up another copy of this to sell on or give away http://www.discogs.com/Various-Pure-Classics-Volume-Two/release/6564

lovely unplayed copy of this ... http://www.discogs.com/Yazoo-You-And-Me-Both/release/31607

and most satisfyingly of all took a blind punt on this great little post punk / synthy diy thing which i really like http://www.discogs.com/Mud-Hutters-Factory-Farming/release/2021932

out comes stanley, Thursday, 22 September 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

this excellent comp of frank tovey "hits" ... £1 - cancer research up morningside


out comes stanley, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 19:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

prince's hits + b-sides 3CD set for $1 at a book fair woo

anorange (abanana), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 22:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^^ nice!

difficult to adjust to ilxor being a low frequency poster (ilxor), Friday, 7 October 2011 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just got a sealed 180gram copy of Smash Your Head Against The Wall for $3 @ Half-Price.

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 October 2011 23:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

dollar disco vinyl:

Double Exposure - 'My Love is Free' / Salsoul Orchestra - 'It Don't Have to Be Funky (to be a Groove)'
Grace Jones - 'On Your Knees' / 'Don't Mess with the Messer'
Voyage - s/t

geeta, Friday, 14 October 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

About $25 total including $5 entrance fee (lots of 50-centers, a few $1s, two $2s), Austin Record Convention today

Bobby Bland – Two Steps From The Blues (Duke 1961)
Rory Block – Intoxication (Chrysalis 1977)
Bloodrock – 3 (Capitol 1971)
Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids – There’s No Face Like Chrome (Epic 1974)
Dazz Band – Greatest Hits (Motown 1986)
Rick Dees – The Original Disco Duck (RSO 1977)
Dr. Feelgood – As It Happens (United Artists 1979)
Faith Hope & Charity – s/t (RCA 1975)
4 Out Of 5 Doctors – s/t (Nemperor 1980)
Eddie Jefferson – The Main Man (Inner City 1977)
Bobby Jimmy and the Critters – Ugly Knuckle Butt (Rapsur 1985)
Krokus – One Vice At A Time (Arista 1982)
Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish – Male Stripper (Bolts 12-iinch c. 1987)
Nick Mason – Fictitious Sports (Columbia 1981)
Mel McDaniel – Gentle To Your Senses (Capitol 1977)
Motorhead – Another Perfect Day (Bronze Mexico 1983)
Tracy Nelson – Sweet Soul Music (MCA 1975)
One Way – Shine On Me (MCA 1983)
Paper Lace – Paper Lace (Mercury 1974)
Chris Rea – Chris Rea (Columbia 1982)
The Rings – The Rings (MCA 1981)
Tom Robinson – Sector 27 (IRS 1980)
Phil Seymour – 2 (Boardwalk 1982)
Sweet – Identity Crisis (Polydor Mexico 1982)
Pat Terry – Humanity Gangsters (Myrrh 1982)
2 Live Crew – Is What We Are (Luke Skyywalker 1986)
West Street Mob – Let Your Mind Be Free/Breakdance – Electric Boogie (Sugar Hill 12-inch 1983)
White Wolf – Standing Alone (RCA 1984)
Y&T – Open Fire (A&M 1985)
(Various) – Le Mejor Del Rock En Espanol (WEA Mexico 1985)
(Various) – Sylvester (Curb 1985 – what a weird format: a movie soundtrack *EP*, just six songs, by Cruzados, Los Lobos, Textones, Gail Davies, Rank & File)

xhuxk, Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

That Nick Mason album is pretty great, but you probably know that... Still not on CD, I don't think, which is kinda weird.

dlp9001, Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, no, I was wrong. Just out of print and expensive...

dlp9001, Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

i just heard that album for the first time last month. i had no idea i would like it so much. such a great cast of characters too.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 10:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Was in Krakow the past two weekends, and made a great haul -- some Polish new wave, couple of synth-prog records, and then maybe a hundred sound postcards, which was a popular format for distributing western music in Poland in the '60s and '70s. Woke up this morning with the inconsolable urge to buy more postcards. Then, at my local flea market here in Neukölln, I actually did score one: a German one, with an image of the Berlin Kongreßhalle; the song is "The River Kwai March," whistles and all. Sometimes, the record gods smile upon us.

(I also got some Bummi flexidiscs, starring the adventures of a cartoon bear. Score!)

pshrbrn, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Where's a good place to look for music in Krakow?

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, what is the Polish new wave like. I wonder if YouTube has videos....

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Don Nots (Mount Cleaners), Sunday, 23 October 2011 20:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The New Pornographers - "Mass Romantic"
Spiritualized - "Let It Come Down"
Air - "Talkie Walkie"
Underworld - "Dubnobasswithmyheadman"
Cibo Matto - "Stereo * Type A"
The Juan Maclean - "Less Than Human"
The Juan Maclean - "The Future Will Come"
Leftfield - "Rhythm and Stealth"
Black Box - "Dreamland"
S'Express - "Intercourse"
Inner City - "Paradise"

Total cost: $10.72

Sally Field hysterically shrieking "Gloria fucking SWANSON!!!" (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 November 2011 00:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

If I want I can go back and get New Order's "Get Ready" and "Waitinf Or The Siren's Call" and/or also Massive Attack's "100th Window". Also the first Herc & Love Affair album and Simian Mobile Disco's "Attack Decay Sustain Release" or whatever it's called

Sally Field hysterically shrieking "Gloria fucking SWANSON!!!" (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 November 2011 00:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

END OF AN EAR, JAN 14 - $1 each except one free one
A Split Second – A Split Second (Wax Trax 1988)
Boxer – Absolutely (Epic 1977)
Breaking Circus – The Ice Machine (Homestead 1986)
Dark Heart – Shadows Of The Night (Roadrunner 1984)
Detroit – Detroit (Paramount 1972)
Keith Leblanc – Stranger Than Fiction (Nettwerk 1989)
Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Ninos Del Parque (Mute 12-inch 1990)
Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers – Contents Under Pressure (War Bride/Solid Smoke 1981)
Scorpions – Taken By Force (RCA 1978)
Swa - Your Future If You Have One (SST 1985)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention – One Size Fits All (Discreet 1975)

FRIENDS OF SOUND, Jan 21 - 25 cents each
John Eddie – s/t (Columbia 1986)
Euro-K – s/t (Profile 1990)
Ferron – Testimony (Lucy 1980)
Hunters & Collectors – s/t (A&M 1982)
New Marines – Diving For Pearls (American 1985)
Tommy Shaw – Girls With Guns (A&M 1984)
Gino Vanelli – Black Cars (Dreyfus 1984)

The Deele – Material Thangz (Solar 1985)
Runrig – The Cutter & The Clan (Chrysalis 1987)

HALF PRICE BOOKS PARMER, today, 5 @ $1 each; 3 @ 25 cents each
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 (New World), Hamburg Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra (Funk & Wagnalls Library Of Great Music, 1985)
805 – Stand In Line (RCA 1982)
Digney Fignus – Digney Fignus (Columbia EP 1985)
The Olympics – Golden Greats (Everest ???)
Ricky Van Shelton – Wild Eyed Dream (Columbia 1987)
War – Deliver The Word (United Artists 1973)
Betty Wright – Back At You (Epic 1983)
Yates Brothers & Sisters – Electricity (MCA 1982)

BREAKAWAY, today, $1 each
Daddy Dewdrop – Meet The Beat (Inphasion 1979)
Hues Corporation – Freedom For The Stallion (RCA 1973)
Loose Ends – A Little Spice (MCA 1983)
The Sweet – Level Headed (Capitol 1978, with a no-cover copy of their 1977 Off The Record also inside the sleeve)
Judie Tzukie – Shoot The Moon (Chrysalis 1982)

RECYCLED READS today, 50 cents each
Brick – After 5 (Bang 1982)
Roy Clark / Gatemouth Brown – Makin’ Music (MCA 1979)
Herbie Mann – Memphis Underground (Atlantic 1969, w/ Sonny Sharrock on guitar)
Gunther Schuller – Footlifters: A Century Of American Marches In Authentic Versions (Columbia 1975)

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

I just picked up the Rhino Brit Box for $2 bcz it was missing disc 1

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

very nice vinyl copy of guess who's coming home: black fighting men recorded live in vietnam (motown, '72) for a buck

and a few more for the same price, all in great shape:

sparks - angst in my pants
leo kottke - mudlark
leo kottke - leo kottke: 1971–1976
sly and the family stone - there's a riot going on
elton john - goodbye yellow brick road
count carnette - count carnette plays psychic piano music from the masters (oddball private press thing)

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

PIRAHNA’S in ROUNDROCK, Feb 25, $1 each
Jay Boy Adams – Jay Boy Adams (Atlantic 1977)
T Bone Burnett - Trap Door (Warner Bros EP 1982)
Nils Lofgren - Night Fades Away (Backstreet 1981)
Melanie – Melanie (Buddah Canada 1975)
Pentagle – Basket Of Light (Reprise 1969)
Roches – Another World (Warner Bros 1985)
War – War (United Artists 1971)

WATERLOO, March 10, $1 each
China Crisis – Flaunt The Imperfection (Virgin 1985)
Isaac Hayes Movement – Disco Connection (ABC 1975)
Garland Jeffreys – American Boy & Girl (A&M 1979)
Joy Of Cooking – Joy Of Cooking (Capitol 1971)
Major Lance – Now Arriving (Soul/Motown 1978)
Q- Dancin’ Man (Epic/Sweet City 1977 – sealed)
The Rave-Ups – Town + Country (Fun Stuff 1985)
The Stairsteps – Step By Step By Step (Buddah 1970)
Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring (EMI America 1986)

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

SUNDANCE, SAN MARCOS, today, 50 cents each

Deborah Allen – Cheat The Night (RCA EP 1983)
Bachman Turner Overdrive – Bachman Turner Overdrive (Mercury 1973)
Razzy Bailey – The Midnight Hour (RCA 1984)
Rosanne Cash – (Columbia 1979)
Tommy Cash – Six White Horses (Epic 1970)
John Conlee – Fellow Travelers (16th Avenue 1979)
The Family – The Family (Warner Bros./Paisley Park 1985)
Steve Harley - Hobo With A Grin (Capitol 1978)
Heaven 17 – The Luxury Gap (Virgin 1983)
Woody Herman and his First Herd – Vol. II: The Old Gold Radio Shows 1944 (Hindsight 1979)
Honeymoon Suite – Racing After Midnight (Warner Bros. 1988)
C.W. McCall – Rubber Duck (Polydor 1976)’
Mel McDaniel – Let It Roll (Capitol 1984)
The Pasadenas – The Pasadenas (Columbia 1989)
Skyy – Skyyjammer (Salsoul 1982)
Starland Vocal Band - Rear View Mirror (Windsong 1977)
John Stewart - The Phoenix Concerts Live (RCA 2-LP 1974)
Southern Pacific - Hillybilly Hill (Warner Bros 1986)
Sweethearts Of The Rodeo – One Time One Night (Columbia 1988)
Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band – Little By Little (MCA 1984)

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

oops...Rosanne Cash LP is Right Or Wrong. And the Family one has the original version of "Nothing Compares 2 U."

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Toronto's twice-yearly show today. I always head straight for this guy who sells everything for $2 (cheating the thread title a bit), all of it in very good shape:

Hot Rocks (original pressing, first copy I've owned in almost 40 years--best thing I got today)
Tom Rush (w/"These Days")
Blue Oyster Cult: Spectres
Atlantic Rhythm Section: A Rock and Roll Alternative (one of Marcus's bete noires, I believe)
Three Dog Night: Seven Separate Fools (mostly for the elaborate cover, which I want to show to my students)
Three Dog Night: Harmony (okay, okay--I'm a fan)
Partridge Family: Up to Date
Jazz in the Thirties (double, British EMI)
Jazz in Britain: The '20s
Fletcher Henderson & the Dixie Stompers: 1925-26 (British)
Fletcher Henderson & the Dixie Stompers: 1927-28 (British)
Alix Combelle, 1937-1940 (French)

Also three from something called the "Yale Series of Recorded Poets," all sealed: Allen Tate, Conrad Aiken, Robert Penn Warren. There were others, but they were the only names I recognized.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 April 2012 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Minor correction: I have no idea how Marcus feels about the Atlanta Rhythm Section (or the "Atlantic" Rhythm Section, for that matter). It's Ace's "How Long" he's on record as hating.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 April 2012 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

$1, Estate sale, a few Saturdays ago:

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith with his Crackerjacks - Foolish Questions (MGM 10-inch EP, c. early '50s probably

$1 each, Breakaway Records, today:

Axe - Nemesis (Atco 1983)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile (Mercury 1974)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive (Mercury 1975)
Johnny Bristol - Bristol's Creme (Atlantic 1976)
Fiends - Gynecölögy (PVC 1986)
L.A. Jets - L.A. Jets (RCA 1976)
Olive Lake - Jump Up (Gramavision 1982)
Nazareth - Sound Elixer (MCA 1973)
Peer Günt - Backseat (Euros Finland 1986)
Quincy -Quincy (Columbia 1980)
Streetwalkers - Red Card (Mercury 1976)

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Uh, that'd be Oliver Lake -- not Olive.

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

jesus, that fiends album...so goofy.

scott seward, Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've mentioned this flea market before on this thread, a guy who alternates (arbitrarily, I'd say) between over-charging and giving stuff away. Today he had about 20-25 sealed albums sitting on top of his 5/$10 bins. Almost all of them were MOR from the '60s. I asked him where they came from (an estate sale), and if they were also $2 each (yes). I bought 15:

The Unsinkable Molly Brown O.S.T.
Robert Goulet: My Love Forgive Me
Ann-Margaret: Bachelors' Paradise (serendipity squared: there's a birthday thread that just went up for her on ILX)
Sergio Franchi: Our Man from Italy (never heard of him)
The Jane Morgan Album
Jane Morgan in Gold
Engelbert Humperdinck: Engelbert
Barbara Streisand: My Name Is Barbara, Two...
Marty Robbins: R.E.D.
Jerry Vale: It's Magic
Jerry Vale: Have You Looked Into Your Heart
Roger Williams Plays the Hits
John Gary: Choice
Kate Smith: A Touch of Magic
Vic Dana: Red Roses for a Blue Lady

There's a temptation not to open them, but a) I open everything, and don't resell anything, and b) except for maybe the Streisand, Ann-Margaret, and Marty Robbins, they're worthless anyway. (Nine still have their original price tags--they were all bought at Simpson's for $3.33.) I left a few Goulets and Vales behind, also a Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin; I felt stupid buying so much stuff I really have no interest in. (Translation: I'll be back next week to see if they're still there.)

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clemenza, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those are great--I've got the first, third, and fourth, plus the New York volume. (You actually got them on vinyl?)

clemenza, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

i got in-real-life rickrolled on vinyl for 25cents, but the 25cent frank yankovic record with a sticker saying "rare! $75" crossed out on the front made up for it.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:24 (seven years ago) Permalink


Nah, all CD, but they're well out of print and generally fetch pretty high prices (assuming the people selling them know what they're selling). And understandably. The UK comps in particular are fantastic.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've been working my way through all those sealed MOR albums I listed just above, and, halfway through, I've been surprised that not one of them thus far has had an inner sleeve. Probably 99% of the '60s albums I've ever bought have been used, so by the time they reached me someone had included a sleeve. I'd never really given this any thought: when did the inner sleeve become standard practice? Late '60s?

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do you mean any sleeve, or a custom (band or just label) sleeve? I can't remember ever seeing a new LP without a sleeve unless it was a kid's record, or a very low-budget local label type thing. And my older brother was buying LPs in the mid 60s, though I didn't start until 1972.

nickn, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just a plain white paper sleeve:


I thought for sure the Engelbert album would have one--it came out in '69. I haven't opened the Streisand yet. I'm wondering if they were more liable to be issued with rock LPs.

Sometimes I just have to pause and take notice of where life has brought me: pondering the history of inner record sleeves on a Tuesday night.

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe they were record-club versions?

los blue jeans, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 02:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

they might have been resealed by a dodgy mobbed up distributor. distros would take record store returns and reseal them and sell them back to stores as dollar bin records. you can usually tell if on the back cover there is a seam running the length of the record in the middle. they sometimes didn't bother putting sleeves on them.

scott seward, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

i've seen sealed records from the 60's and 70's that didn't even have covers. just generic 12 inch covers and full-length major label records inside. they might get a big batch of somewhat defective records without sleeves or the covers might have been damaged in shipping and they figured, hell, maybe someone will pay 50 cents for the record anyway.

scott seward, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

but what I wanna know is .. what's up with 'sealed inner sleeves' ?? those perforated circular plastic covers over the actual LP. was that actually a thing at some point??

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 04:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've bought two in the last year ... a Dave Clark Five greatest type thing and Ricky Nelson's 'Million Sellers'. both LOOK great, so i'm inclined to believe its was a thing. and not a scam

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 04:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Scott: I know records get resealed, but as I mentioned earlier, most of these ones have the original price tag still affixed; also, I'd be surprised if anyone was taking the time to reseal Robert Goulet or Jerry Vale albums.

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I bet Vale was pretty mobbed up though

los blue jeans, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:38 (seven years ago) Permalink


wow, lucky catch on those power pop CDs.

skip, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

$1 each, End of An Ear, May 19
Charlie – Fight Dirty LP (Polydor France 1979)
Flash – In the Can LP (Capitol/Sovereign 1972)
Journey – Journey LP (Columbia 1975)
Ritchie Family – African Queens LP (Marlin 1977)

$1 each, Waterloo, today
Big Chief – Platinum Jive CD (Capitol 1994)
The Big F – Is CD (Chrysalis 1993)
Dog Soldier – Dog Soldier LP (United Artists 1975)
Fabian – The Very Best Of LP (United Artists 1975)
Nazareth – The Fool Circle LP (A&M 1980)
Uriah Heep – Sweet Freedom LP (Warner Bros. 1973)

xhuxk, Monday, 28 May 2012 21:56 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

library book sale today. all a dollar a piece. i went late at noon and the sale was over at 12:30, but apparently there weren't a lot of adventurous music fans at the sale! i got some other stuff too for the store. like reggae and jawbox CDs and stuff like that. i might keep a bunch of these. my kinda music! i like schnittke and i never see his CDs or records. it was raining schnittke at the greenfield library!

Henry Threadgill – Very Very Circus – Live at Concepts (Taylor Made Records)

Schnittke – Quasi Una Sonata – Rostropovich (Sony) (super bit mapping, don’t you know)

Gorecki – nr.3 fur sopran und orchester (Koch Schwann)

Felipe Diaz – Latin Jazz Quintet (Palladium) (dolphy appearance I’ve never heard)

Diabolical Masquerade – Nightwork (Avantgarde) (Katatonia side-project. I own this, so maybe I’ll put this in the store. Great record.)

Arthur Kroker/Steve Gibson – Spasm (new world perspectives) (introduced by Bruce Sterling!)

David Diamond – Symphony no. 2 & 4 & Concerto for Small Orchestra (delos)

David Murray Special Quartet (Tyner, Hopkins, Jones) (DIW)

Schnittke – Concerto Grosso no. 1 (DG)

The Ligeti Project 1 – Melodien/Chamber Concerto/Piano Concerto/Mysteries of the Macabre (Teldec)

Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen – Looking at Bird (Steeplechase)

Messiaen – Die Fruhen Orgelwerke (Dabringhaus Und Grimm)

Charles Mingus – A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry (Bethlehem)

Gary Bartz – Libra/Another Earth (Milestone)

Henry Threadgill – Song out of my Trees (Black Saint)

Henry Threadgill & Make a Move – Everybodys Mouth’s a Book (Pi Recordings)

Schnittke – Hymns/Denisov – Chamber Symphony (Melodiya)

Schnittke – Symphony no.3 (Melodiya)

Helen Merrill & Ron Carter – Duets (Emarcy)

Ilona Maros – Swedish Contemporary Vocal Music (Phono Suecia)

Frank Morgan – Love, Lost & Found (Telarc)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid – Up Popped The Two Lips (Pi Recordings)

Chico Buarque – Chicocanta (Philips)

Piano Magic – Low Birth Weight (Rocket Girl)

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt – We’ll Be Together Again (Prestige)

David S. Ware – Surrendered (Columbia)

Schnittke – Cello Concerto 2/Concerto Grosso no.2 (BIS)

Schnittke – Symphony no. 4 (Melodiya)

Elliot Carter – The Minotaur/Piano Sonata/Two Songs (Elektra Nonesuch)

David Diamond – Symphony no. 3/kaddish/romeo and Juliet/psalm (Delos)

Bright Sheng – H’un (Lacerations) and other works (New World )

Stravinsky – Les Noces/Mass (DG)

Schnittke – Concerto Grosso No.2/Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (Melodiya)

John Harle, saxophone – Nyman, Bryars, Westbrook (Argo)

Nico – Desertshore (Warner Archives)

Gavin Bryars – The Sinking of the Titanic (Point)

Thad Jones/Pepper Adams Quintet – Mean What You Say (Milestone)

Jacqueline du Pre – A Lasting Inspiration 2 disc set (EMI)

Corigliano – Symphony no. 1 – Barenboim/Chicago (Erato)

Messiaen – Turangalila-Symphonie (DG)

Ken McIntyre – The Complete United Artists Sessions (Blue Note) (Two disc set signed and inscribed by Makanda Ken McIntyre and his business card inside the case!)

scott seward, Saturday, 16 June 2012 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink


Impetuous hybrid (Matt P), Saturday, 16 June 2012 20:51 (six years ago) Permalink

i would totally be jealous if someone had come in my store and said look what i got at the library book sale! cuz its not usually that exciting. and me being me i can't help but think about what people DID buy before i got there. but maybe there were just no mod classical or jazz fans around cuz i can't believe they would have left some of these sitting there.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 June 2012 20:59 (six years ago) Permalink

$1 for the first 5, $0.75c for each addtl, plus a 30% employee discount = about $0.70 each

Jomanda - "Got A Love For You"
Herbie Hancock - "Autodrive"
Paul Hardcastle - "19"
Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know"
Crush - "Jellyhead"
Crystal Waters "100% Pure Love"
AB Logic - "The Hitman"

Delbert Botts, D.D.S. (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:00 (six years ago) Permalink

got depeche mode's 101 on cd for a buck last week at a thrift store.

akm, Sunday, 17 June 2012 14:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Stevie D probably feeling like the Monkees following Hendrix at their early shows.

And note to self: Check my library's sales.

nickn, Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:43 (six years ago) Permalink

$1 each, Piranha, yesterday
Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band – Garden Party (MCA 1972)
Soft Cell – Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing (Sire EP 1982)
Tony Williams – The Joy Of Flying (Columbia 1979)

40 cents each (5 for $1.99 = $10 total), Waterloo, today
Curtiss A – Damage Is Done (Twin/Tone 1983)
Angel City – The MCA/Angel City 2-Pack (MCA 2xLP radio-station promo 1984) - with interviews, bonus live stuff
Gary U.S. Bonds and the American Men – Standing In The Line Of Fire (Phoenix 1984)
CJ & Co. – Devil’s Gun (Westbound 1977) - probably already have this, but got it just in case
Dyan Diamond – Dyan Diamond (MCA 1978)
Divinyls – What A Life! (Chrysalis 1985)
Foghat – Fool For The City (Bearsville 1975)
Foghat – Live (Bearsville 1977)
Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys – Changed Man (Waiji 1989)
The Gentrys – The Gentrys (Sun 1970)
Guadalcanal Diary – Walking In The Shadow Of A Big Man (Elektra/Asylum 1985)
Joy Of Cooking – Closer To The Ground (Capitol 1971)
Lemon – Lemon (Prelude 1978)
Looking Glass – Looking Glass (Epic 1971) - w/ "Brandy"
McFadden & Whitehead – McFadden & Whitehead (Philadelphia International 1979) - w/ "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
Moby Grape – Grape Jam (Columbia 1968)
The Neon Judgement – Games Of Love (Play It Again Sam EP 1989)
Henry Paul Band – Anytime (Atlantic 1981)
Michael Quatro – Dancers Romancers Dreamers & Schemers (Motown 1976)
Stories – Stories (Kama Sutra 1973) - definitely already had this, but this copy looks cleaner
Sun – Destination: Sun (Capitol 1979)
Nolan Thomas – Yo Little Brother (Emergency 12-inch 1984)
3-D – 3-D (Polydor 1980)
Xavier – Point of Pleasure (Liberty 1981) - w/ "Work That Sucker To Death"
(Various) – Strength Magazine Presents Subtext (Strength/London 2xLP 1999) - w/ Aceyalone, Lootpack, Del The Funky Homosapien, A-Trak, Rob Swift, Divine Styler, etc.

xhuxk, Sunday, 17 June 2012 22:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Stevie D probably feeling like the Monkees following Hendrix at their early shows.

And note to self: Check my library's sales.


Delbert Botts, D.D.S. (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 18 June 2012 01:42 (six years ago) Permalink

that's a great quatro record, chuck. but i like them all. and that is my favorite gentrys album. one of my favorite ROCK albums for that matter.


scott seward, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:43 (six years ago) Permalink

That Gentry's record really Rocks! It's a shame that I see it collecting dust in so many records shop for under 5 dollars.

JacobSanders, Monday, 18 June 2012 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i got a bunch of sealed records for a bunch apiece today. a lot of late waylon, willie, jerry jeff. a cumbia record on tico (two copies), linda cohen 'angel alley' (two copies), some folkways educational records, a couple bluegrass records, some doo-wop comps... it was a good day for the dollar bin.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 June 2012 03:28 (six years ago) Permalink

errr, for a buck apiece. not a bunch.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 June 2012 03:28 (six years ago) Permalink

i got a he-man picture disc for a dollar

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 18 June 2012 03:38 (six years ago) Permalink


Blown out of the water by the opening act. Scott's finds were very impressive, yours, while good, couldn't hold a candle to them.

nickn, Monday, 18 June 2012 08:12 (six years ago) Permalink


Delbert Botts, D.D.S. (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 18 June 2012 22:52 (six years ago) Permalink

fleetwood mac - bare trees
lena lovich - flex

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 June 2012 23:07 (six years ago) Permalink

that's the spirit! and if you ever find yourself in greenfield, ma i've got a basement full of twelve inches you would LOVE!


scott seward, Monday, 18 June 2012 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Made some rather good thrift purchases this past week. Off the top of my head (all were a dollar or less):

Al Green — The Absolute Best (2cd; got this to trade in for store credit, as it was only 29 cents)
John Corigliano — Symphony No. 1
Walter Piston — Symphony No. 6 / The Incredible Flutist / New England Sketches

John Lennon — Double Fantasy
Roger Kellaway — Cello Quartet
Rolling Stones — Between the Buttons
Will Ackerman — Passage
Daniel Hecht — Willow
The Waterboys — A Pagan Place
General Public — All the Rage

I know there's a couple others but they are not at my disposal just now. Still getting through this stuff.

Austin, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 03:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Cecil Taylor - The Garden
Cecil Taylor - Looking Ahead
Cecil Taylor - Jumpin' Punkins
Ornette Coleman - Change of The Century
Ornette Coleman - An Evening With Ornette Coleman
Thenonious Monk - Monk's Dream
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
The Master Musicians of Joujouka - Apocalpyse Across the Sky
Czukay, Wobble, Leibezeit - Full Circle

...and more. 16 CDs, $4.00!

(In Sarnia, Ontario yet!)

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 1 July 2012 02:49 (six years ago) Permalink

I remember liking Jumpin' Punkins - real early stuff ('61).

timellison, Sunday, 1 July 2012 03:12 (six years ago) Permalink

2 AUSTIN GARAGE SALES, JUNE 30, $2.50 total
Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (Warner Bros. 1982)
Annie Haslam – Annie In Wonderland (Sire 1977)
Osibisa – Woyaya (Decca 1971)
Temptations – Sky’s The Limit (Gordy 1971)

VINAL EDGE, Houston, July 6, $1 each
Altered Images – Collected Images (Epic UK 1984)
Dirk Hamilton – Alias I (ABC 1977)
Mothers Finest – Iron Age (Atlantic 1981)
The Osmonds – Phase III (MGM 1971)
Robert Palmer – Secrets (Island 1979)
(Various) – Castle Donnington: Monsters Of Rock (Polydor 1980) (w/ Rainbow, Scorpions, Saxon, April Wine, Touch, Riot)

CACTUS MUSIC, Houston, July 6, 50 cents each
Andy Pratt – Resolution (Nemperor 1976)
Sharon Redd – s/t (Prelude 1980)
Steeleye Span – Parcel Of Rogues (Chrysalis 1973)
(Various) – Razormaid! (Razormaid 3xLP c. 1989 maybe?) (DJ comp w/ Beat Professor, Cetu Javu, Mory Kante, Bigod 20, Ofra Haza, etc. + a 12-inch clear-vinyl 45-RPM “Newbeat Medley”/”Hardbeat Medley”)

xhuxk, Monday, 9 July 2012 03:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Got a sealed copy of this on vinyl for $2 today:


Electro-Shock Rory (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 9 July 2012 03:53 (six years ago) Permalink

40 cents each, End Of An Ear, except in the one case noted. (40-centers were marked down from $1-bin price since I traded in about $135 worth of records, otherwise for cash)

END OF AN EAR, today
Bap – Vun Drinne Noh Drusse (Musikplatten 1982)
Blotto – Hello! My Name Is Blotto What’s Yours (Blotto EP 1979)
Delfonics – Super Hits (Philly Groove 1969)
Jon Hendricks – Tell Me The Truth (Arista 1975)
Grand Funk – Survival (Capitol 1971)
Iron Butterfly – Heavy (Atlantic 1968)
The Kings – RSVP (Dizzy EP 1982) - was sealed, but not anymore
Lucifer’s Friend – Sneak Me In (Elektra 1980)
Missouri – Welcome Two (Polydor 1979)
M:Pat – Misantropen (Råpunk 10" EP c. 2001) -- looks Scandinavian. Also misanthrophic.
Rene & Angela – Wall to Wall (EMI 1981) -- cutest couple-with-keytars picture ever on the back cover
Riot – Riot Live (Elektra EP 1982) - $2; supposedly "limited edition"
Carlos Santana – Havana Moon (Columbia 1983)
Billy Stewart – Remembered (Chess 1970)
Billy Swan – At His Best (Monument 1978)
The Troggs – The Troggs (Pye 1975) - liner notes by Greg Shaw, but I don't have high hopes. Said to include a reggae remake of "Wild Thing."
Edgar Winter’s White Trash – Recycled (Blue Sky 1977)

xhuxk, Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Blotto – Hello! My Name Is Blotto What’s Yours (Blotto EP 1979)

no way, I just bought the LP with the same name/cover art. I don't like it, but maybe the EP is better.

los blue jeans, Monday, 23 July 2012 23:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Curtiss A – Damage Is Done (Twin/Tone 1983)

ha i have that...Minneapolis's cultest cult rocker....xhuckx his masterpiece is on Big Hits of Mid-America Vol 2, Twin Town comp, the song "Land of the Free" billed as Buzz Barker (w/the Suicide Commandos as his backing band)...this live recording is all i could find, not the best quality


wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 July 2012 23:49 (six years ago) Permalink

have you ever written about the suicide commandoes? they seem like they could be up your alley

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 July 2012 23:51 (six years ago) Permalink

No! I own nothing by them. But I'd figure they'd probably be up my alley too.

After two or three listens, though, that Curtiss A album is pretty much a snooze. I'll give it one more try.

Blotto seem like an EP-sized band to me (haven't listened yet), though I guess I should hear their bar-band and metal parodies someday.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:57 (six years ago) Permalink

$1.50 each--all of it British stuff from the '40s. Never heard of any of these people.

Oscar Rabin & His Band: Especially for You
Roy Fox & His Band: Whispering
Joe Loss & His Band: Begin the Beguine
Jack Jackson & His Orchestra at the Dorchester Hotel, London
The Golden Age of Jack Payne with His BBC Dance Orchestra
Harry Roy & His Orchestra: May Fair Nights
Geraldo & His Orchestra

Different Geraldo.


clemenza, Monday, 30 July 2012 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

WATERLOO AUG 2, $1 each
Gibson Brothers – Cuba (Island U.K. 1979) - turns out I already had the U.S. pressing of this {same songs), but wasn't positive at point of purchase.
Good Rats – Birth Comes To Us All (Passport 1978)
D.C. Larue – Forces Of The Night (Casablanca 1979)
D.J. Rogers – Love Brought Me Back (Columbia 1978) -- tied at #2 with Funkadelic and Beefheart on David Jackson's Pazz&Jop ballot that year, behind Ornette.
(Various) – Fatal Beauty soundtrack (Atlantic 1987) – w/ Levert, Shannon, War, System, Debbie Gibson, Madame X (my favorite track so far -- apparently they were a Klymaxx spinoff), etc.

BREAKAWAY AUG 11, $1 each
Bryan Adams – Bryan Adams (A&M 1980) -- his debut; didn't even hit the Billboard 200.
April Wine – Harder…Faster (Capitol 1979) -- had no idea they ever covered "21st Century Schizoid Man."
Carolyne Mas – Carolyne Mas (Mercury 1979)

xhuxk, Sunday, 12 August 2012 03:59 (six years ago) Permalink


^^suicide commando's greatest song

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:39 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

BREAKAWAY today, $1 each
Jody Harris - - It Happened One Night (Press 1982)
Joe South – Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Capitol 1969)
UK – Danger Money (Editions EG 1979)

ANTONES today, $1 each
Blotto - Combo Akimbo (Blotto 1982)
Gutterboy – Gutterboy (DGC 1990)

xhuxk, Sunday, 9 September 2012 00:44 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Soyuz, which was once Moscow's biggest music chain (with a branch in GUM not too long ago) appears to be having an "ah, fuck it, we give up" sale so:

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale
BWO - Halcyon Nights
Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Vitalic - Flashmob
Bonde do Role - With Lazers
Owen Pallett - Heartland

Plus a load of Russian stuff.

Go Narine, Go! (ShariVari), Monday, 8 October 2012 16:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Twice-yearly convention today.

($2) Randy Newman: Live
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Various: Cash Cows
R.E.M.: Green (dumb--didn't realize I already had it)
Paul Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years
Various: The Savoy Bands (British big bands, double)

($4) Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup (excellent shape, poster included--first copy I've owned in 40 years)
The Best of Melanie (Buddah double)
The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie(Vanguard double)

Felt like a wasted day, but just as I was leaving, I found a guy in the front hall who had lots of sealed stuff 5/$20. He used to have some connection to Birchmount, a budget label that went under in the '80s.

The Best of Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah double)
Speedy Keen: Previous Convictions
Various: Top Country! (double)
Lynn Anderson's Greatest Hits
Nashville O.S.T. (made the whole day worthwhile)

clemenza, Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Amazed that you, of all people, didn't already have Nashville! (Unless you got rid of it somewhere along the line, or you now have multiple copies.)

What's on Cash Cows? That sounds familiar.

xhuxk, Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Never owned it--I used to pass up $1 copies in the early '80s (inexplicable, but I just didn't buy soundtracks), and I've often thought about how stupid that was. Cash Cows is Virgin stuff circa '80: XTC, Human League, Captain Beefheart, Flying Lizards, etc. The country compilation is the kind of traditional stuff I like: Ferlin Husky, Webb Pierce, Hank Locklin, Patsy Cline, etc.

clemenza, Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

The Nashville soundtrack is sorta disappointing--missing songs and the Keith comps were studio versions.

Clem's next stop shulld be getting the two Keith Carradine lps for 50 cents.

50 Shades of Greil (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 14 October 2012 23:55 (six years ago) Permalink

all vinyl, all pretty good condition for the price:

go-gos: talk show
ultravox: rage in eden
genesis: duke and three sides live

akm, Monday, 15 October 2012 14:20 (six years ago) Permalink

WATERLOO SEP 22, $1 each: All vinyl except the emo comp

Bruce Cockburn – High Winds White Sky (True North 1971)
Field Mob – From Tha Roota To Tha Toota (MCA 2xLP 2002 - one of my favorite '00s rap albums, very cool to find on vinyl)
Good Rats – Rat City In Blue (Ratcity 1976)
Howard Hawes – The Sermon (Contemporary/Fantasy 1987)
Helix – Long Way To Heaven (Capitol 1985)
Kristi Rose and the Midnight Walkers – Some People (Rounder 1986)
Taxxi – Foreign Tongue (Fantasy 1983)
Yipes! – Yipes! (Millenium 1979)
(Various) – Nowcore!: The Punk Rock Evolution (K-Tel CD 1999 – w/ Promise Ring, Hum, Modest Mouse, Braid, At the Drive In, Burning Airlines, Unwound, Dismemberment Plan, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, etc.)

AUSTIN RECORD CONVENTION, today, $35 total (all @ $1/each except 2 @ 50 cents/each* and 5 @ 5-for-$1**)

Tony Basil – Word Of Mouth (Chrysalis 1982)
Shirley Brown – Woman To Woman (Truth 1974)
Bullfrog – Second Wind (Nash West Germany 1980)*
Cameo – Alligator Woman (Chocolate City 1982)** -- two scratchy copies inside, though actually I think I might own this already
Chic – Chic-ism (Warner Bros. 1992)
Chubb Rock – Featuring Hitman Howie Tee (Select 1988)
Bruce Cockburn – Circles In The Stream (True North 2xLP 1977)
Bruce Cockburn – Further Adventures Of (Island 1978)
Bruce Cockburn – Humans (Millenium 1980)
Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire (Gold Mountain/A&M 1984)
Ornette Coleman – Of Human Feelings (Antilles 1982)
Cool It Reba – Money Fall Out Of The Sky (Hannibal EP 1982)
Bill Cosby – Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings (Warner Bros. 1967)* - w/ "Little Ole Man"
Dr. John – Babylon (Atco 1968) - his name's not even on the cover; weird
Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees (Reprise 1972)
Tom T. Hall – The Storyteller (Mercury 1972)
Millie Jackson – Live and Dangerous (Spring 1982)
Garland Jeffreys – Garland Jeffreys (Atlantic 1972)
Johnny and the Distractions – Let It Rock (A&M 1981)
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Dread Beat An’ Blood (Virgin UK 1978)
Jonzun Crew – Lost In Space (Tommy Boy 1983 -- already had this on CD reissue, but I missed the vinyl
The Judds – The Judds (RCA EP 1984) -- only record by them I ever cared about
Mickey Jupp – Juppanese (Stiff UK 1978)
The Kendalls – The Best Of (Ovation 1980) -- can probably get rid of my 3 spotty LPs by them now
Nils Lofgren – The Best (A&M 1981)
Mama’s Boys – Mama’s Boys (Arista 1984)
Suzi Quatro – Quatro (Bell 1974)
Genya Ravan – Urban Desire (20th Century Fox 1978)
The Reddings – The Awakening (Believe In A Dream 1980)**
Pharoah Sanders – Wisdom Through Music (Impulse 1973)
Skids – Days In Europa (Virgin UK 1979)
Slim – “Good To Go” (T.T.E.D. 12” 1984)**
James Talley – Tryin’ Like The Devil (Capitol 1976)
Ursa Major – Ursa Major (RCA 1972) -
Loudon Wainwright III – T-Shirt (Arista 1976) - Xgau says Attempted Mustache from 1973 is better; they had both but this had more promising titles and I liked the cover more
West Street Mob – “Ooh Baby” (Sugarhill 12” 1982)**
XTC – White Music (Epic 1978)
(Various) – Chicago Rocks Volume One (The Loop 1980) - WLUP local band comp w/ M&R Rush and lots of artists I never heard of
(Various) – Disco Bump (Telefunken West Germany 1975) - w/ Bohannon and lots of artists I never heard of
(Various) – Skool Of Hard Knocks (Renegade Hardware UK 5-12” box set 2003)** - drum'n'bass apparently, with the electronic-not-rock Bad Company and lots of artists I never heard of; who knows if I'll ever listen to this, but hey, 20 cents!

xhuxk, Sunday, 28 October 2012 04:51 (six years ago) Permalink

I looked up the Nils Lofgren LP--too bad there's no "Lost a Number," or anything from Grin. I've got two or three James Talley albums, including that one, thanks to Christgau. Would love to find Bare Trees. but

clemenza, Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:45 (six years ago) Permalink

(No buts about it--stray word.)

clemenza, Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I've already got a couple Grin LPs though (including 1+1, which has that song on it); it was Lofgren's early solo career I wanted to catch up with -- like his 1977 double-live album and 1979 self-titled LP quite a bit. As for Talley, I have a 2006 "30th Anniversary" CD reissue of Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money..., and to be honest it's never done much for me at all -- Never figured out why Christgau descibed it as "Western Swing"; just seemed mostly like drab folkie proto-alt-country or something. Hung onto it, though, figuring maybe I'd grow into it someday. Decided to take a shot on the other one by him Xgau liked, which I don't think I'd ever seen a copy of before yesterday.

xhuxk, Sunday, 28 October 2012 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Found Gabor Szabo's Spellbinder LP in a bin for 50 cents, but it was beat to shit so I left it there.

nickn, Monday, 29 October 2012 00:53 (six years ago) Permalink


Dixie Chicks – Thank Heavens For Dale Evans (Crystal Clear Sound 1990)
EMF – Schubert Dip (EMI 1991)
Abbey Lincoln- The World Is Fallin Down (Verve/Polydor France 1990)
Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott?: Words And Sounds Vol. 1 (Hidden Beach 2000)
Fats Waller – Jazz Collector Edition: Historic Recording (Laser Light Digital West Germany 1989)
Tom Zé – Fabrication Defect: Com Defeito De Fabriaçño (Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. 1998)
(Various) – Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru (Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. 1995)

END OF AN EAR, Nov 10 - 50 cents each vinyl

Hunters And Collectors – The Jaws Of Life (Slash 1984)
Iowa Beef Experience – Coolass Gravytrain (Vinyl Solution UK 1988)
Tippa Irie & Pato Banton – Dance Hall Moves (Bubblers/Greensleeves UK split EP 1986)
Erich Katz – Motets And Hymns Of The 16 Century For Three Recorders (Music Minus One 10-inch EP 1956, w/ sheet music book)
Texas Instruments – s/t (Rabid Cat 1987)
Uncle Wiggly – Across The Room And Into Your Lap (Shimmy-Disc 1991)
Joe Walsh – Barnstorm (Dunhill/ABC 1972)
Wildebeest – Reckless Dreams (Gnu 10-inch EP 1981 -- probably not as Satan-metal as the goat on the cover looks, but still.)
(Various) – Diggin’ It (Diggin Breaks ???, probable bootleg w/ Zulema, David Axelrod, Ann Peebles, Main Ingredient, Gil Scott-Heron, Night Court theme, etc.; cover lists rap songs they’re all sampled in)
(Various) – Gabe’s Dirty Blues (Gabe’s Archive of Sound/Gusto 2xLP 1978, probable bootleg w/ Little Willie John, Wynonie Harris, Bullmoose Jackson, Little Esther Phillips, the Midnighters, Roy Brown, etc.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 11 November 2012 19:07 (six years ago) Permalink


$1 LPs (even 3xLP ATMP was same price)

Randy Newman "Live"
Randy Newman "Sail Away"
Randy Newman "Good Old Boys"
Steely Dan "Aja"
Beach Boys "Love You"
Joe Cocker s/t 1972
Beatles "Yesterday and Today"
Vangelis "China"
Peter Murphy "Should the World Fail to Fall Apart"
Talk Talk "It's My Life"
Quincy Jones "The Dude"
Brian Ferry "These Foolish Things"
George Harrison "All Things Must Pass"

$1 45s

The Tornados "Telstar"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 19 November 2012 17:01 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

just found this for £2 in an oxfam music, perfect quality original pressing


Jamie_ATP, Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:27 (six years ago) Permalink

At thrift stores (each for $1, all CDs):

Branford Marsalis - The First Time
The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter
Philip Glass - Glassworks
Twin Peaks Soundtrack
Luscious Jackson - Electric Honey

Also Topo! which is an "interactive" map of many So Cal counties' National Forests on CD. I haven't tried using it yet.

nickn, Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:02 (six years ago) Permalink


Army of Lovers – Army Of Lovers (Giant 1990 CD) - $1
Jurassic 5 – Jurassic 5 EP (Interscope 1999 CD) - $1
Hal Ketchum – Past the Point of Rescue (Curb 1991 cassette) – 25 cents

CHEAPO, Dec 8 – CDs $2, LPs $1 (going out of business sale, don't think I'd ever bought anything there before)

Banderas – Ripe (London 1991 CD)
Niños Con Bombas – Di Tiempo En El Momento De La Explosión (Grita! 1997 CD)
Rubber Rodeo – Scenic Views (Mercury 1984 LP)
Sherbet – Magazine (MCA 1977 LP)
Dionne Warwick – Soulful (Sceptor 1969 LP – German pressing)*
Walk The West – Walk The West (Capitol 1986 LP)
Wildlife – Wildlife (Swan Song 1983 LP)

WATERLOO, Dec 8, $1 each

Artful Dodger – Rave On (Ariola 1980)
Henry Badowski – Life Is A Grand… (IRS 1981)
Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch – s/t (Apa 1977)
Michael Henderson – Wide Receiver (Buddah 1980)
Mylon – Holy Smoke (Columbia 1971)*
Q – Dancin’ Man (Epic 1977)
Visage – Visage (Polydor 1980)

ESTATE SALE ON BUELL ST., Dec 15, $1.50 or so each (i.e., I paid $5 total for these two LPs plus two books, including a good-as-new hardcover Dictionary Of American Slang from 1960)

Gian Carlo Menotti – The Unicorn Gorgon And The Manticore (Angel 1957 - boxed but only one disc, very goth/prog cover though)
(Various) – Shut Down (Capitol 1963)

BREAKAWAY Dec 29, $1 each

The Bluebells - s/t (Sire EP 1983)
David Geddes – Run Joey Run (Big Tree 1975)
Helmet Boy – s/t (Asylum 1980)
Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling (Casablanca 1978)
Idris Muhammad – Boogie To The Top (Kudu 1978)
Glenn Phillips Band – Live (Shanachie 1985)
Jeannie C. Riley – Things Go Better With Love (Plantation 1969)
J.D. Souther – You’re Only Lonely (Columbia 1979)*
(Various) – Cruisin’ 1967 (Increase 1984)

* -- Probably not worth keeping (which might go for a couple others, too.)

xhuxk, Friday, 4 January 2013 02:47 (six years ago) Permalink

My ex-wife was really into that Glenn Phillips album when we met, I haven't thought about him since. Good lord, David Geddes...

xhuxk, how do you find time to listen to all this stuff? And store it? I love this thread, but it makes me realize how selective I'm becoming about bringing home tons of vinyl.

Rocking Disco Santa (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 January 2013 15:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Army of Lovers! Seem to recall they were a subject of contention in one of the early Radio Ons.

clemenza, Friday, 4 January 2013 18:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Were they? Who wouldn't like Army Of Lovers?? Anyway, I'm not sure why I ever got rid of that CD; wrote them up in both the Voice and Spin back then. ("Crucified," which I assume is their most famous song, isn't on the album, but I still have a CD single of it.)

And Dan, finding listening time is not a problem at all -- Downstairs stereo is reserved for vinyl, so that's pretty much all we play during meals (both cooking and eating), and some turntable use occurs during reading and calisthenics sessions as well. Don't only play new dollar-bin purchases, either -- pull down records off the shelves all the time too, and lots of Christmas records get spun in December. Vinyl used to pile up for years, but I haven't had that problem in a long time -- Just keep a running stack, work my way through it, and don't let it stress me out. LPs get played a few times then filed away (sometimes in a sell pile) fairly quick.

Storage is more of an issue, but not a huge problem yet. Vinyl mid-H's (Headboys to be exact) through Z's plus compilations are on shelves in my home office (as are CDs -- cassettes in plastic pull-out file drawers of just the right depth); A's through H's on a shelf at the top of our walk-in bedroom closet. All the vinyl is admittedly packed pretty tight now (so I've been looking around for more shelves and talking to my wife who's much better at such things about how to reconfigure my office furniture to accommodate them), and I've been starting to think of weeding out more marginal records one of these days. But so far I've been able to get by.

And yes, David Geddes -- Good lord is about right. Album looked too potentially interesting to pass up for a buck, though, plus I guess I have a soft spot for records on Big Tree. (Sounds way less interesting than it looks, though now I'm wondering whether he paved the way for Meat Loaf.)

xhuxk, Friday, 4 January 2013 21:34 (six years ago) Permalink

I always assumed "Blind Man In The Bleachers" was on that Geddes LP too, but I'm researching (why?!) and it's not.

Rocking Disco Santa (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 January 2013 22:00 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

WATERLOO, Jan 12, $1 each
Live Wire – Live Wire (A&M 1979) -- sounds like dire straits crossed with herman brood.
Tex and the Horseheads – Life’s So Good (Enigma 1985) -- wish they had better tunes, playing, and singing, but I'll probably keep this anyway.

BREAKAWAY Jan 26, $1 each
Peabo Bryson – Crosswinds (Capitol 1978)
Andrae Crouch & the Disciples – Keep On Singin’ (Light 1972) -- already had this, but with a different cover; both look really cool.
Tim Curry – Fearless (A&M 1979)
ZZ Hill – Thrill On The Hill (Rare Bullet 1984)

RECYCLED READS Jan 26 (books), $1 each
Bill C. Malone – Country Music USA (2002 – second revised edition)
Dave Marsh et. al. – The Rolling Stone Record Guide (1979 – first/red edition) -- my second copy; am still using other one, though, which is pretty much torn to pieces.

END OF AN EAR March 2, 2013, 50 cents each (LPs unless noted otherwise)
B.T. Express – Do It ‘Til You’re Satisfied (Yegrin South Korea 1974) -- in green Xeroxy bootleggy looking cover.
Central Line - Don’t Tell Me/Walking Into Sunshine/Shake It Up {Larry Levan Mixes} (Mercury 12” 1981)
Chip Chip – Never Say Goodbye (ZYX 12” 1987)
Sparky “D” – Sparky’s Turn {Roxanne You’re Through} (Nia 12” 1985)
Sparky Dee Vs. The Playgirls – The Battle (Nia 12” 1985) -- she sure changed the spelling of her name fast.
El Roacho – The Best Of El Roacho’s Greatest Hits (Columbia 1973) -- "debut recordings...never before released," ha.
The Evasions – Wikka Wrap (Sam 12” 1981) -- had this already; will give this copy away; there was actually one more in the bin, too.
Foundation – Voyage (Fartblossom Enterprizes EP 1986) - produced by Brian Baker
Cynthia Gooding – Queen Of Hearts: Early English Folk Songs (Elektra 1953) -- VERY thick pressing; was that common then?
Head East – A Different Kind Of Crazy (A&M 1979) -- they sure did like pancakes.
Hubert Laws – The Chicago Theme (CTI 1975)
MFSB – MFSB (Philadelphia International 1973) -- w/ presumably instrumental versions of "Freddie's Dead," "Family Affair," "Back Stabbers."
Roger Miller – 1970 (Smash 1970)
T.S. Monk – Human (Mirage 1982)
The Motors – The Motors (Virgin 1977)
Elliott Murphy – Night Lights (RCA 1976)
Plastic Bertrand – L’Album (Attic Canada 1980)
Maryla Rodowicz – Sing-Sing (Pronit Poland 1976) -- w/ provocatively posed gatefold.
Roxanne Shante – (Cold Chillin’ 12” 1989)
Trooper – Two For The Show (MCA/Legend 1976) -- still "sealed for your protection," but I'll probably open it anyway.
Dwight Twilley – Scuba Divers (EMI 1979)
Ben Vereen – Ben Vereen (Buddah 1976)
(Various) – Danae Jacovidis – At Midnight Medley/Tantra – Hills Of Katmandu (Disconet promo 1979) -- first side is DJ mastermix of '70s songs by spinners, lamont dozier, bionic boogie, timmy thomas, george mccrae, love unlimited orchestra, buddy miles, t-connection.
(Various) – New Rock New Bands New Albums (Phonogram West Germany 1980) -- w/ the kids, faith band, original mirrors, duke jupiter, ian mclagan, def leppard off their debut LP, etc.; includes swell-looking german-language promotional zine about all the bands.

xhuxk, Saturday, 2 March 2013 22:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Oops -- The Roxanne Shante 12-inch is "Live On Stage."

xhuxk, Saturday, 2 March 2013 23:05 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Same old record convention. Slowly but noticeably getting more expensive--what was $2 when vinyl was at low ebb a few years ago is now $5, what was $5 in now $10, etc. So I didn't buy much. (Truthfully, I only hit the same three or four tables every year, although I found a good soul/R&B this time.)

$2: Elton John: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (popular guy from the '70s)
Elton John: Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player
Golden Hour of Donovan (no hits--likely all folkie)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Life (the only Neil vinyl I didn't own up until the Budweiser album, so I was happy about this)

$5: Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls
Dionne Warwick: Very Dionne (sealed)
The Supremes (Jimmy Webb produced LP from '72, sealed)

$7: Mister Little Willie John
Little Willie John: Talk to Me
Annisteen Allen: Give It Up (never heard of her--last three all Dutch pressings)

clemenza, Sunday, 14 April 2013 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Been buying cassettes at thrift stores for a a couple reasons:
1) Placeholders until I can find certain stuff on CD (or vinyl preferably) and
2) They are dirt cheap! Most thrift stores around town have them two for a quarter (some places even have them ten for a dollar!).

Been finding lots of good ambient stuff this way (including five Harold Budd albums!) and, every once in a while, you'll run into someone's old Elvis or Roy Orbison collection and there's inevitably the great early stuff in there.

One thing I haven't been able to bring myself to do is buy classical on cassette. Just can't do it.

Austin, Sunday, 14 April 2013 17:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I got a kickass SQUARE DANCE CALLS LP by Carson Robison and His Pleasant Valley Boys.
I got a great 2xLP comp from the 60's called "Them Old Country Songs".
I got Herbie Mann's "Mississippi Gambler" which has a cool cover and it's some weird flute-based 70's fusion so it's the odd man out. It's a little cheesy but I may end up getting into it.

All for $1 apiece at Atlanta's Full Moon Records. I didn't have enough cash so i just told him to charge me $5. The Square Dance record is amazing, I probably played it 6 times yesterday.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 14 April 2013 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Thrift shopping in rural Georgia yesterday, look at this LP score:

Miles Davis "Filles de Kilimanjaro"
New York Dolls s/t (heavily water damaged cover, but it was a dollar)
Tommy James and the Shondells "I Think We're Alone Now"
Various Artists "The Concert for Bangladesh" (3xLP, includes booklet)
Gary Lewis "A Session With Gary Lewis and the Playboys"
Paul McCartney "McCartney II" (ok, this was actually $2 but Bangladesh was $1 for 3xLP, so it counts)
The Rader Family "Ocean Opry: Most Requested Show Songs" (vintage Panama City Beach, FL country)

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Also found "Lady Sings the Blues" the autobiography for 50 cents.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Cool, were you near the GA/FL border? I've tried hitting some thrifts around there when I was in the area but didn't find much.

los blue jeans, Saturday, 4 May 2013 03:34 (six years ago) Permalink

It was conyers/covington.

FL is thrift dreamland.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 4 May 2013 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

So I hear

los blue jeans, Saturday, 4 May 2013 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

crusin around OKC a town I don't know well, I started hitting thrifts: Country Christian Christmas dominates out here but I scored
an Al Green on Myrrh, "The Lord Will Make a Way")
"Cugat's Favorite Rumbas" which is shit-hot
Astrud Gilberto "A Certain Smile A Certain Sadness"
and a dozen good classical records including quite a bit of American stuff I haven't heard (Ives songs, Babbitt)

Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Saturday, 1 June 2013 23:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I found great records in OKC these last few months, and last weekend these two Korean records at a Tulsa flea market and the cashier just gave them to me!

JacobSanders, Saturday, 1 June 2013 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I've already decided a few of these purchases were mistakes. But some are really good, too (all vinyl til the bottom):

WATERLOO March 9, $1 each
Alpha Band – Spark In The Dark (Arista 1977)
Bronz – Taken By Storm (Bronze/Island 1984)

The Archies – Everything’s Archie (Calendar 1969)
The Crusaders – Southern Comfort (ABC 2xLP 1974)
Patrice Rushen – Patrice (Elektra 1978)
Village People – Renaissance (RCA 1981)

SALVATION ARMY ON I-183, May 9, $1
(Various) – Teen Challenge: Addicts Choir (Word c. 1966)

WATERLOO , May 16, $1 each
American Flyer – Spirit Of A Woman (United Artists 1977)
Barclay James Harvest – Time Honoured Ghosts (Polydor 1975)
Clover –Love On The Wire (Mercury 1977)
The Crusaders – Scratch (MCA 1974)
Duke Jupiter – Band In Blue (Mercury 1980)
Sugar Loaf – Spaceship Earth (Liberty 1970)

Cabaret Voltaire – Code (EMI Manhattan 1987)
Champaign – Woman In Flames (Columbia 1984)
Faith Band – Rock’n Romance (Village 1978)
Japan – Tin Drum (Virgin 1981)
Les Variations – Café De Paris (Buddah 1975)
Surface – Surface (Columbia 1986)
The Tourists – Luminous Basement (Epic 1980)

Debbie Deb – She’s Back! (Pandisc 1995)
Divinyls – Divinyls (Virgin 1990)
Evelyn “Champagne” King – Love Come Down: The Best Of (RCA 1993)
Barrington Levy – Barrington (MCA 1993)
Lords Of Acid – Lust (Caroline 1991)
Mary Jane Girls – In My House: The Very Best Of (Motown 1994)
Nina Sky – Nina Sky (Universal 2004)
Prong – Prove You Wrong (Epic 1991)
Rodney O Joe Cooley - Days Of Way Back (Psychotic 1994)
Rodney O Joe Cooley – F__k New York (Psychotic 1993)

xhuxk, Sunday, 2 June 2013 12:55 (five years ago) Permalink

haha would love your thoughts on Japan and the King comp.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 June 2013 13:02 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll be way beyond shocked if, of those two, I don't wind up liking the Evelyn "Champagne" King way more. Must be just a glutton for punishment for buying the Japan album -- I've never much liked much what I've heard by them in the past, and stuff I've read makes me assume they got even more boring as they went on. But their fans consider Tin Drum one of their landmarks, right? And I've never heard it, so maybe I should. Anyway, here's what I wrote on a couple years ago, about an earlier album by them:

Rolling Past Expiry Hard Rock 2011

Btw, that Tourists album I got stars a young Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, pre-Eurythmics. The Clover album (which I like a lot so far) stars a young Huey Lewis, pre-News. The Alpha Band album stars a young T-Bone Burnett, obviously. The American Flyer album, which totally bored me the one time I played it, has late-Velvet Undergrounder Doug Yule plus, supposedly, various Blues Magoo/Blues Project/Blood Sweat & Tears/Pure Prairie League dudes. The Village People album is their "New Romantic" move, but though they're dressed up like Spandau Ballet on the cover they sound more like they've been listening more to Devo circa "Whip It." (Also, they do three songs about food.) And the weirdest thing up there is probably Teen Challenge: Addicts Choir, in which a young Andrae Crouch leads (often as soloist) "the most unusual choir you have ever heard! Thirty voices of converted drug addicts and delinquents singing the praises of God." It is definitely the only gospel album I've ever seen with somebody shooting up on the cover.

xhuxk, Sunday, 2 June 2013 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

The chinoiserie of Tin Drum bothers me as much as Sylvian's singing these days. I had more fun playing old "bad" Japan -- the brief period when they thought they were the New York Dolls.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 June 2013 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I picked up American Flyer's debut a couple months ago and that is pretty boring as well

ZOT (los blue jeans), Sunday, 2 June 2013 23:03 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ANTONE’S, June 1, $1 each
Barooga Bandit – s/t (Capitol 1979)
Blackfoot – Flyin’ High (Epic 1976)
John Fred and his Playboy Band – Agnes English (Paula 1968)
Ish – s/t (Clouds/TK 1979)
Paul Nicholas – s/t (RSO 1977)
Spider – s/t (Dreamland 1980)
Stealin Horses – s/t (Arista 1988)
Tycoon – s/t (Arista 1978)

END OF AN EAR, June 8, 50 cents each
Ambrosia – s/t (20th Century 1975)
American Tears – Branded Bad (Columbia 1974)
Cochise – Rauchezeichen (Folk Freak West Germany 1979)
Cri-Cri – Homenaje A Cri-Cri (RCA Victory Mexico ???)
Moms Mabley/Pigmeat Markham – The Best Of Moms And Pigmeat (Chess ???)
1910 Fruitgum Co. – Simon Says (Buddah Mexico 1968)
Pontiac Brothers – Doll Hut (Frontier 1985)
Rank and File – s/t (Slash/Warner Bros. 1982)
Svart Snö – Smock ‘n Roll (Prank 1995)
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together (Glades 1972)
Lu Waters’ Yerba Buena Big Band – s/t (Good Time Jazz 10-inch c. 1952)
White Witch – A Spiritual Greeting (Capricorn 1974)

BREAKAWAY, June 15, $1 each
Millie Jackson – I Had To Say It (Spring 1980)
Rosalie Sorrels – Always A Lady (Philo 1975)
Sylvester – Stars (Fantasy 1979)
Cris Williamson – The Changer And The Changed (Olivia 1975)

BREAKAWAY, June 22, $1 each
Blues Image – Open (Atco 1970)
Freddie Fender – The Fabulous Freddie Fender: His All Time Favorites (SMI 2xLP 1976)

xhuxk, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i've heard almost all of those records - including tycoon, spider, stealin horses, ish, and barooga bandit - and my faves would have to be the rosalie sorrels, timmy thomas, white witch, ambrosia, and blackfoot. but millie jackson and sylvester are always good too. and i like that blues image album. the Ish album i play quite often.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I hated the Rosalie Sorrels at first. (Only just played it yesterday.) She just seemed way too mannered/quirky/whatever. Weird, but not in a listenable way, I thought. By the second side, though, I was started to like her better, so who knows.

Timmy Thomas, White Witch, and Blackfoot albums are kind of amazing -- like those way more than I expected to. Of the others you named, Tycoon is the biggest surprise so far: Post-Foreigner disco-pomping mustache AOR pop; catchy stuff, what's not to like?

xhuxk, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i love rosalie! she's one of my fave singers. she talks like that too.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

no, i like tycoon okay. but they aren't entirely memorable. good when i'm playing them, but kinda out of sight out of mind.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:48 (five years ago) Permalink

timmy thomas album just one of the great albums of the 70's.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:50 (five years ago) Permalink

i like Foxy more than Tycoon. ISH was the lead singer of Foxy.

scott seward, Saturday, 22 June 2013 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, sure, course - Foxy were great! And Ish was also the guy behind Company B, and the new wave group OXO ("Whirly Girl.") I've even got a 2-CD career retrospective by him called Ishology, from 2005. Have a feeling this solo LP I just found isn't close to his best work, though -- Haven't played it yet, but I think I used to own it before. Seemed like something I should re-investigate, though.

Tycoon's "Such A Woman" actually rang a bell in my AOR memory banks, though I doubt I'd heard in the past 34 years.

xhuxk, Saturday, 22 June 2013 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I bought that White Witch years ago because of a recommendation in some heavy metal book. I should pull it out and give it another listen.

I was just researching Spider last night. It's the band of Anton Fig and Holly Knight (songwriter for the stars)

Zachary Taylor, Saturday, 22 June 2013 23:25 (five years ago) Permalink

recommendation in some heavy metal book

Coincidence! (#266, to be exact.)

That Timmy Thomas album is a like a mini-There's a Riot Goin' On, by the way. (If that's common knowledge, I never realized it before.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 23 June 2013 00:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Combined total = £2:

Crown Heights Affair - Dream World (lp)
Nick Edwards - Plekzationz (test pressing lp)
Basteroid/Konfekt/Metope/Ada - Rabimmel/Ra(Bammel)/Rabum/Bum Bum (12")
Julian Jonah - Welcome to the Disco (EP)
Alex Gopher - Party People (WORST THING EVER)

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Sunday, 23 June 2013 02:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Nashville dollar finds:

Joe Simon, Greatest Hits (Sound Stage 7)
Graham Parker and the Rumor, The Parkerilla and Stick to Me
Don Bowman, Our Man in Trouble (recently dead cornpone-country-insider comedian who sent up his association with Chet Atkins)
Bernard Herrmann, Conducts Music from Citizen Kane et al
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Suite for Pops 1975 Horizon/A&M
Carly Simon, Anticipation
Anne Murray, Talk It Over in the Morning and Highly Prized Possession
Larry Hosford, Cross Word (1976 Shelter LP)
Jackie DeShannon, New Image
Lovin' Spoonful, Daydream
Henson Cargill, Comin' on Strong 1968 Monument
Matthew Fisher, Journey's End sealed
Chacksfield Plays Simon and Garfunkel and Jimmy Webb
Xhuxk, I also recently bought Timmy Thomas' 1972 Glades LP, Why Can't We Live Together, which is definitely one of the greatest drum-machine statements of all time. I've heard at least one of his late-'70s albums, and I also liked.

Edd Hurt, Sunday, 23 June 2013 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

From the free bins at Poo Bah:
Glen Campbell - Greatest Hits
Capitol Disc Jockey Album - September 1967

Both appear to be in decent condition.

nickn, Saturday, 3 August 2013 23:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Anything cool on the Capitol album?

Just picked these up for fifty cents each:

Ray Charles Live at Newport
Beck Bogert Appice (think this is a required buy for white men my age)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
Big Jim Sullivan - Plays Gilbert O'Sullivan (WAY better than you'd think, at least if you like cheesy funky instrumental jams)

all other cassettes are better off crushed (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 4 August 2013 10:09 (five years ago) Permalink

The Capitol sampler has a couple tracks by Peggy Lee, and a version of "Cry Me A River" by Tina Mason (never heard of her before), which is why I picked it up. From the jacket (emphasis theirs):

"The tracks in this specially prepared album have been ARRANGED IN A SEQUENCE which will enable you to program the selections ONE AFTER THE OTHER in the order produced on this LP. In other words, INSTANT PROGRAMMING from the FIRST THROUGH THE LAST track. Side one designed for middle-of-the-road good-music programming, side two for EASY LISTENING."

I haven't played it yet.

nickn, Sunday, 4 August 2013 17:14 (five years ago) Permalink

My most memorable:

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass - vinyl - $1 at a WFMU garage sale
Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life - promo CD - 99 cents at a record shop before it was officially released

Ex Slacker, Monday, 5 August 2013 00:05 (five years ago) Permalink


I would listen to this radio show.

Gorguts, cronuts, big butts 'n' betel nuts (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 5 August 2013 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

End Of An Ear, Aug 3, 50 cents each vinyl

Enuff Znuff – Mother’s Eyes (Atco EP 1991)
Executive Slacks – Nausea (Fundamental 1985)
Executive Slacks – Fire & Ice (Fundamental 1986)
Jo Jo Gunne – Jumpin’ The Gunne (Asylum 1973)
Lazer / Thrust – Solidarnösc Rock For Poland (Erect split LP 1982)
Lucifer’s Friend – Mean Machine (Elektra 1981)
Flora Purim – Carry On (Warner Bros. 1979)
R.E.O. Speedwagon – R.E.O. (Epic 1976)
Snowblind – Snowblind (Mausoleum Belgium 1985)
(Various) - Heavy Duty Breaks (Illuminated 1984)

Sig’s Lagoon, Houston, today, 50 cents each vinyl

The Art Museums – Rough Frame (Woodsist 2010)
James Booker – New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (Rounder 1981)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – The Heavy Hitter (Muse 1979)
Funkapolitan – s/t (Pavillion 1982)
Beaver Harris 360 Degree Music Experience – Beautiful Africa (Soul Note Italy 1979)
Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra – 1940 (Alamac)
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – Lunceford Special (Columbia)
Mothers Finest – Live (Epic 1979)
James Newton – African Flower (Blue Note 1985)
Ohio Players – Fire (Mercury 1974)
Jerry Reed – The Man With The Golden Thumb (RCA 1982)
Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Live (Atlantic 1975)
Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood (Columbia 1976)
Joe Stampley – Take Me Home To Somewhere (ABC 1974)
Wendy & the Rockets – Dazed For Days (A&M 1983)
(Various) – Daffy Dances (K-Tel Canada 1975)
(Various) – Glasnost (MCA 1988)
(Various) – Hits of the Forties Vol. 2 (Capitol Special Markets 1976)

xhuxk, Monday, 12 August 2013 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Ex Slacks! Yay!

scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 00:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think I ever even heard them before. They are also on that Heavy Duty Breaks comp (produced or assembled or whatever by Youth from Killing Joke) -- or at least they're credited on the label.

That Glasnost comp is late '80s Soviet rock bands, fwiw -- presumably mediocre, but figured I'd give them a shot.

xhuxk, Monday, 12 August 2013 01:33 (five years ago) Permalink

really, you never even heard their famous gary glitter cover? they were from philly.


scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 03:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i used to have all their albums but i don't anymore. they did some cool stuff. definitely one of the better american industrial rock bands. and they were pioneers of sorts here.



scott seward, Monday, 12 August 2013 03:32 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Bought about 1000 records for $400 from a guy with a garage full of 'em last week. Real straight-up dollar-bin stuff, most of which I turned around on the weekend for a small profit, but kept a bunch of stuff I didn't yet have in my collection, among them:
Minty copies of All Mod Cons and London 0 Hull 4
some J Geils I hadn't yet bought for a dollar (tho somehow I missed "Showtime" & got scooped by my own customer!)
The first two Sylvain Sylvain albums
A couple of T-Bone Burnette records
About all the Hall & Oates anyone could ever want
ZZ Top - Fandango

Also finally took the opportunity to listen to Carole King's "Tapestry" - not gonna be my cuppa on a regular basis, but was surprised by how "Rumours"-like it was in the way that I seemed to know every damn song on the thing without ever having consciously listened to it. I can see why it sold so many copies.

Some nice hitherto-unknown-to-me discoveries, too:

Eiichi Fujii Trio - Blues for Powell
Melodic, acrobatic fast-tempo trad bop. Very enjoyable party jazz.

The Headboys - S/T
Skinny-tie pub rock from Scotland. A quite-good power-pop record - better than The Knack by a mile.

Three records by Angel City
Australian hard rock band, solid fist-pumping stuff.

A great comp on Arion Records called "Songs and Dances of Morocco". Very little of the ululating that bugs me about so much Arabic music, lots of great intricate hypnotic instrumental stuff.

Has talent, needs to figure out how to improve (staggerlee), Monday, 14 October 2013 20:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Same show I've mentioned before. Getting iffier for me every time--my vision's a little time worse every year, so trying to inspect records in (intentionally, I'm sure) less than perfect light becomes less and less reliable. Also couldn't find two of the tables I always go to.

3/$5 -- John Cougar Mellencamp: Scarecrow (good start--already had it at home)
John Cougar Mellencamp: The Lonesome Jubilee

(Those are the only two pop records I bought from this guy. His pop stuff looks fine at first, then you get home and look closer. His old jazz, though, tends to be immaculate.)

Merritt Brunies & His Friars Inn Orchestra, 1924-26
McKinney's Cotton Pickers: Volume 2 (1928-1929)
McKinney's Cotton Pickers: Volume 3 (1929-1930)

(Damn, didn't realize I was without Volume 1--don't think it was in the pile.)

The K.C. Five and the Stompin' Six
Tabbo Smith: Volume One, 1928-1929
Tabbo Smith: Volume Two, 1929-1938
New Orleans Rhythm Kings/Original Memphis Melody Boys: Dixieland in Chicago

$5 -- Bee Gees Greatest (the RSO disco-heavy double)

$10 -- James Taylor (debut on Apple--best thing I got all day, great shape, bought it off a guy I used to work with in a downtown record store)

Also a couple of DVDs for $5, American Graffiti and The Brood.

Highlight of the day was an absurd conversation with my old publisher, who got out of the book business a few years ago and now has a table at the show every year.

Geoff: "So how are your parents?"
Me: "Dead!"
Geoff: (looks a bit puzzled; he met them once a long time ago, he knows this and has obviously forgotten, he's getting a little on himself) "Oh...and your mom? Where is she living now?"
Geoff's son: "They're dead, dad--she lives underground now. I don't think this conversation could get any more awkward."

Didn't bother me at all, it was very funny.

clemenza, Monday, 21 October 2013 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I included that Headboys LP mentioned 2 posts up in this, fwiw:


And there's plenty of Angel City talk on ILM's now defunct Rolling Past Expiry Hard Rock threads.

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:02 (five years ago) Permalink

RECYCLED READS, Sep 14, 50 cents each
Thomas Dolby -- The Flat Earth (EMI EP 1984)
Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (Columbia 1974)
Billy Joel – Turnstiles (Columbia 1976) -- assumed these two B.J. LPs were awful, just like everybody always says they are, and sure enough they are -- guess I just had to verify that for myself.
Kano – “I’m Ready”/”Holly Dolly” (Emergency 12” 1980) – oops, already had this.
Randy Newman – Land Of Dreams (Reprise 1988)
Betty Wright – Mother Wit (Ms. B 1987)
(Various) – Good to Go (Island 1986)
Ken Emerson – Doo Dah!: Stephen Foster And The Rise Of American Popular Culture (Simon & Schuster hardcover 1987, $2)

ANTONE’S, Oct 6, $1 each
Firesign Theatre – Not Insane (Columbia 1972) -- totally incoherent; the old Rolling Stone Record Guide reviewer who liked all their other albums way more was right. I felt so ripped off that I wound up passing up 3 of their probably better albums for $1 each today.
Jackson Southenairs – Lead Me (Malaco 1983)
Merilee Rush – s/t (United Artists 1977)
Shannon – Let the Music Play (Mirage 1984)

AUSTIN RECORD CONVENTION, today, $1 each + $5 entrance fee
ADC Band – Long Stroke (Cotillion 1978)
T-Bone Burnett – Truth Decay (Takoma 1980)
Chilliwack – Lights From The Valley (Mushroom 1978)
Bruce Cockburn – The Trouble With Normal (Gold Mountain 1983)
Freddie Fender – Are You Ready For Freddy? (ABC 1975)
Aryln Gale – Back To The Midwest Night (ABC 1978)
Hurricane Jones - s/t (MSI 1981)
Les Variations – Moroccan Roll (Buddah 1974)
Harvey Mandel – The Snake (Janus 1972)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Nightingales And Bombers (Warner Bros/Bronze 1975)
Microdisney – Crooked Mile (Virgin 1987) - Still slightly curious what British critics used to see in these guys; even more curious about why every dozen years or so I pick up one of their albums for a dollar when I know it's going to make me shrug just like the last one did.
Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity (Casablanca 2xLP comp 1985)
Ohio Express – Chewy, Chewy (Buddah 1969)
Mitch Ryder – How I Spent My Vacation (Seeds & Stems 1978)
Bob Seger System – Mongrel (Capitol 1970) -- backup copy, but I was only about 98% sure I already had this.
Michael Stanley Band – You Break It…You Bought It! (Epic 1975)
Ultravox – Vienna (Chrysalis 1980)
Was (Not Was) – What Up Dog? (Chrysalis 1988)

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:15 (five years ago) Permalink

so glad you finally picked up the arlyn gale album! best record show albums definitely adc band, chilliwack, arlyn gale, les variations, bob seger, harvey mandel.

scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:35 (five years ago) Permalink

all the firesign records BEFORE that one are way better. including the double album of their radio show stuff. so, the first four albums and the double radio show comp. are really good.

scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:39 (five years ago) Permalink

i listened to a bad proctor and bergman album last week too. What This Country Needs. live at the Bottom Line. pretty unfunny. their first duo album is much better.

scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Picked up Sir Army Suit by Klaatu today so I can play "Mister Manson" when I DJ. Fifty cents. Probably overpaid.

shortbread, offal and heroin (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 27 October 2013 03:41 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost. Microdisney have a few great tracks scattered around (Birthday Girl, Peel version of Everybody is Dead, etc.) and the idea that they were the new Steely Dan might have seemed appealing at the time...that's my guess. At this point I feel as if it was a good concept for a band, but the music needed to be better. And either I don't get the nuances of the lyrics because I'm from the wrong country, or they aren't as good as people thought they were either.

dlp9001, Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Love Love Love Microdisney. Love Your Enemies/We Hate You South African Bastards! has turned up on spotify recentley.

this is how a punch sounds, like ditch, like quich (soref), Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha -- Only in England could a band with no discernible vocal personality or aptitude for rhythm whatsoever be anointed "the new Steely Dan." (Except, I thought the new Steely Dan was already China Crisis! Who weren't much better, judging from the dollar LP I bought by them a couple years back.)

Scott -- One of the $1 Firesign LPs I passed on yesterday was definitely How Can You Be Two Places At Once.... Oops.

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 October 2013 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

bands i never listened to: stump, microdisney, cactus world news, screaming blue messiahs.

scott seward, Sunday, 27 October 2013 17:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I actually like Screaming Blue Messiahs a lot. (First album at least -- second one isn't bad.)

And I just realized there actually is a band with a late '80s LP in yesterday's record convention pile who I wouldn't think it crazy at all to compare to Steely Dan. But they're not Microdisney; they're Was (Not Was).

xhuxk, Monday, 28 October 2013 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I thought Crack The Sky was the new Steely Dan in the 70s.

nickn, Monday, 28 October 2013 00:33 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

BREAKAWAY, Nov 9, $1 each
John Anderson – I Just Came Home To Count The Memories (Warner Bros. 1981)
Ian & Sylvia – The Best Of (Vanguard 1968)
KC and the Sunshine Band – Do It Good (TK 1974 – supposedly that’s its title, but it looks self-titled and I’ve also heard it called *Queen Of Clubs* to match its cover art)
Harvey Mandel – Baby Batter (Janus 1971)

The Beloved – Conscience (Atlantic 1993)
Toby Keith – Boomtown (Mercury 1994)
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (Geffen 1993 pressing, rec. 1988)

RECYCLED READS, Dec 7, 50 cents each
Pauline Black With Sunday’s Best – “Pirates Of The Airwaves” (Chrysalis 12-inch 1984)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Pronto Monto (Warner Bros. 1978)
Tracy Nelson – Tracy Nelson (Atlantic 1974)

WATERLOO, Dec 14, $1 each
Beach Boys – Shut Down Volume 2 (Capitol 1964)
Black & White – Don’t Know Yet (Atlantic 1989)
Joe Gruschecky and the Houserockers – Coming Home (Lightyear CD 1998)
Kaleidoscope – Side Trips (Epic 1967)
Nancy Martinez – Lay It Down (Matra Quebec 1983)
Michael Murphy – Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir (A&M 1973)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Reactor (Official 1980)
Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails (Capitol 1969)
War – All Day Music (United Artists 1971)

SIG’S LAGOON, Houston, Dec 26, 50 cents each
Coleman Hawkins & The Trumpet Kings – Swinging Sounds Of The 40’s (Trip Jazz 1974)
Rheingold – Fan Fan Fanatic (Harvest EP 1982)
Shandi – Shandi (Dreamland 1980)
Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys – The Best Of (Capitol 1963)
(Various) – Foxes (Casablanca 2xLP OST 1980)

END OF AN EAR, today, 50 cents each
Jeff Dahl – Ultra Under (Triple X 1991)
Dick Gaughan – Live In Edinburgh (Celtic Music 1985)
I Mother Earth – I Mother Earth (Capitol 10-inch blue vinyl EP 1993)
Jelly Bishops – Kings Of Barstool Mountain (Last Time Round EP 1988)
Material – Memory Serves (Elektra Musician 1982)
New York Rock & Roll Ensemble – Faithful Friends… (Atco 1969)
Ohio Express – Mercy (Buddah 1969)
Rex – Rex (Columbia 1976)
Shnazz – Shnazz (Shadow 1980)
Toure Kunda – Natalia (Celluloid 1985)
(Various) – KSJO Best Of The Bay 1982 (KSJO 1982)
(Various) – Salt & Tabasco: Dance Music Styles From Cuba, The Caribbean & Brazil (Mango 1990)

ANTONE’S, today, $1 each
Tyrone Brunson – Sticky Situation (Believe In A Dream 1983)
Horslips – The Book Of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (OJM 1976)
Interview – Big Oceans (Virgin 1979)
Skyy – Inner City (Salsoul 1984)
Michael Stanley Band – You Can’t Fight Fashion (EMI America 1983)

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 December 2013 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

mostly keepers?

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

two 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

xhuxk, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:10 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

two 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 (five years ago) Permalink

four 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 (five years ago) Permalink

two 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 (five years ago) Permalink

two 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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 2 August 2014 20:44 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

los blue jeans, Friday, 19 September 2014 03:01 (four 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 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

one 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 (four years ago) Permalink

one 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 (four years ago) Permalink

Found (and purchased) this morning at a Goodwill in Westport, CT (all lp's)

Love-Four Sail
The Tony Williams Lifetime-Ego
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Herbie Mann-London Underground
Herbie Mann-Push Push
The Sufi Choir
Talking Heads-Stop Making Sense
Pharoah Sanders-Jewels of Thought
Terje Rydpal-What Comes After
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
David Holland Quartet-Conference of the Birds
Soft Machine-Soft Machine Six
Pharoah Sanders-Karma
The Tony Williams Lifetime- (turn it over)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
John McLaughlin-Devotion
Sam Rivers-Sizzle
Cecil Taylor-Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come
Miles Davis-Get Up With It

Merry Christmas to me.

kwhitehead, Monday, 22 December 2014 20:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Impressive. Good condition?

nickn, Monday, 22 December 2014 22:46 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh, and regarding Gooodwill record shopping, it's all about the timing.

kwhitehead, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:11 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

i would not hesitate to buy that for a dollar

breakfast josiah (los blue jeans), Sunday, 4 January 2015 02:37 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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 Ship
The Tubes - The Completion Backwards Principle
Big Country - Steeltown
Squeeze - Sweets From a Stranger
Angel City - Darkroom
Dire Straits - EP
Graham Parker & the Shot - Steady Nerves
and best of all: Keith Jarrett - Staircase (jacket and sleeves a little rough but vinyl is 100%)

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 20 February 2015 02:40 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Score! $2 ea:
Bill Frisell - Rambler
The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy - Distressed Gentlefolk

hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:05 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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 Catskills
Portrait of Adlai Stevenson (long interview from '56; the LP came out in '60)


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 (four years ago) Permalink

Came across this the other day at the same Goodwill mentioned above:

kwhitehead, Monday, 20 April 2015 13:34 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

nickn, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 06:36 (four years ago) Permalink


los blue jeans, Monday, 4 May 2015 06:22 (four years ago) Permalink

two 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years 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 (four years ago) Permalink

one 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) Permalink

one 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 (three years 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 (three years 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 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

END OF AN EAR today, $1
Eve Moon – Eve Moon (Capitol 1981)

BREAKAWAY, today, $1 each
Gus – Convicted! (Nemperor 1980)
Mason Profit – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (Ampex 1971)
War – Galaxy (MCA 1977)

Rosanne Cash – Rhythm & Romance (Columbia 1985) - 50 cents
Charlie Daniels – Honey In The Rock (Kama Sutra 1973 – w/ “Uneasy Rider”) - 50 cents
Ronald L. Davis – A History Of Music In American Life: Volume 1–The Formative Years, 1620-1865 (Robert Krieger Publishing book 982) - $1

WATERLOO, November 15, $1
The Godz – Nothing Is Sacred (Casablanca 1979) – oops, forgot which Godz LP I'd kept; already had this one.
Paris – Paris (Capitol 1976)

xhuxk, Monday, 16 November 2015 04:11 (three years ago) Permalink

i remember seeing eve moon play on the street outside bleeker bob's.

Thus Sang Freud, Monday, 16 November 2015 15:19 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ok, $1.99 (cdn) each. but still! thx Value Village + Salvation Army

Lambchop, Nixon
Blonde Redhead, Misery Is a Butterfly
The Delines, Colfax
Will Oldham, Joya
Papa M, Whatever, Mortal
Kathleen Edwards, Failer
Underworld, Second Toughest in the Infants
Isis, Oceanic
Depeche Mode, Playing the Angel
Al Tuck, The New High Road of Song
Suede. s/t (not marked as The London Suede, which surprised me - did that only happen in the US?)
Jets to Brazil, Orange Rhyming Dictionary

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 January 2016 21:19 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Purchased at Tunes in Marlton, NJ this afternoon:


A$AP Rocky - At Long Last A$AP
Carpenters - The Singles 1969 - 1973
D.I. - Ancient Artifacts
DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
God Lives underwater - Life In The So-Called Space Age
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Local H - As Good As Dead
The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
Tripping Daisy - I am an Elastic Firecracker
Young Fresh Fellows - The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest / Topsy Turvy

CDs were priced at $1 each or 5 for $3.
Total Cost: $6 plus tax

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 29 February 2016 03:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Ah man, Tunes in Marlton used to be my shit. Especially when the Philly college stations dropped off their promos and that shit went straight into the 5 for 3 section.

Mongolian Cow Yoghurt Supergirl (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Weird pricing in that place though - I remember once they got some Krautrock stuff in on CD and one Ash Ra CD was like $30, one was $20 and another was in the 5 for 3 bin despite being in perfect shape.

Mongolian Cow Yoghurt Supergirl (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:14 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

at the LC Store the other day i was buying VHS cos they were 60 cents. i brought a stack of like 12 to the counter and she said oh it's 4 for a dollar.

one of the tapes was something called "MOODTAPES" that has a very Miami Vice looking font on the front and the back has white typeface on black looking like a science book from the 80s or something, with shots of sunsets and timelapse cloud footage. the music is incredible. i'll definitely put it on youtube eventually but i think if i slow it down it may become a chillwave classic.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 15 April 2016 01:26 (three years ago) Permalink

the tape has a subtitle "Tranquility"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 15 April 2016 01:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Sounds amazing. PUT THAT SHIT UP!

a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 15 April 2016 09:42 (three years ago) Permalink


AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 15 April 2016 13:08 (three years ago) Permalink


apologies for the really bad quality and there is a bunch of stuff going on in the background cos i did not use audio in and the camera is messing with the lighting and the tv is all distorted because i used it for a noise instrument for a while. but it really just only makes it more psychedelic.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:46 (three years ago) Permalink


lute bro (brimstead), Saturday, 16 April 2016 05:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Ah man, Tunes in Marlton used to be my shit. Especially when the Philly college stations dropped off their promos and that shit went straight into the 5 for 3 section.

― Mongolian Cow Yoghurt Supergirl (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, February 29, 2016 2:13 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Weird pricing in that place though - I remember once they got some Krautrock stuff in on CD and one Ash Ra CD was like $30, one was $20 and another was in the 5 for 3 bin despite being in perfect shape.

― Mongolian Cow Yoghurt Supergirl (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, February 29, 2016 2:14 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I used to manage Tunes in Hoboken. The pricing was/is based entirely on the going rate on amazon per item. That's why used stuff is all sorts of strangely priced. Funny cause they have the software that adjusts the online listing of the item, but they won't reprice the label until they do like a 6 month aged inventory. Therefore sometimes there ends up being large discrepancies between the in-store price and the online listing of the same item.

Evan, Saturday, 16 April 2016 12:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Wow, that's a great haul Scott! I love those Adderley titles; some of my favorite stuff of his.

Austin, Saturday, 16 April 2016 22:26 (three years ago) Permalink

So much great stuff in that buy!

Evan, Sunday, 17 April 2016 05:36 (three years ago) Permalink

wow. my generous Value Village haul today now looks paltry by comparison.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 17 April 2016 05:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I always wonder about the backstory of how certain records made it to second-hand shops. Did someone suddenly decide they hate Roxy Music and Art Blakey?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 17 April 2016 11:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Found an Angus MacLise CD at Goodwill yesterday for $1. Definitely curious how it ended up there.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 17 April 2016 11:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Did someone suddenly decide they hate Roxy Music

possible they upgraded to the new remastered editions and so cleared out the old editions ?

(i have done this myself a few times over the years)

mark e, Sunday, 17 April 2016 12:02 (three years ago) Permalink

They're CDs, so they probably ripped them and sold the physical to de-clutter. People don't generally need CDs for anything beyond being backups with liner notes.

Evan, Sunday, 17 April 2016 14:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Broke people
Dead people
Born again people

lute bro (brimstead), Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:07 (three years ago) Permalink

possible they upgraded to the new remastered editions and so cleared out the old editions ?

Good point, hadn't considered that.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 17 April 2016 18:53 (three years ago) Permalink

I know a lot of folks who are transferring all their CDs to files on their computers & dumping the physical media.

hardcore dilettante, Sunday, 17 April 2016 20:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Do downloads count? I just bought the mp3 of 'Black Unity' by Pharoah Sanders for £0.79 on amazon.co.uk!

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Sunday, 17 April 2016 21:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey, Adam, thanks for posting the Moodtape. The sounds of domesticity in the background don't hurt at all, ha.

Amazing haul, Scott - what's in the bottom row in the second pic besides Roxy Music? Some Tzadik thing and something with sigils all over it?

And thanks for the info, Evan, figured it was something like that...

a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:42 (three years ago) Permalink

No prob!

Speaking of Scott's haul, lets all pretend Sun Kil Moon LPs stopping coming out after 2010.

"Gee Scott, that Sun Kil Moon album is outstanding. Have you heard it? Wonder what ever happened to that guy!"


Evan, Thursday, 21 April 2016 04:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey, Adam, thanks for posting the Moodtape.


lute bro (brimstead), Thursday, 21 April 2016 05:05 (three years ago) Permalink

moodtapes rules. found a better version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC5b0HE8boY

Captain Maximus, Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Makes me wish I had a meditation dome I could project that on

a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:23 (three years ago) Permalink

nice! i wonder what the other videos are like...?

Captain Maximus glad you found a better version, my cats were running around like lunatics when i was filming, actually ended up crashing into the camera and that's why there's an edit halfway through mine =)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Maybe Moodtapes universally drive cats crazy? We should all experiment.

Evan, Thursday, 21 April 2016 13:41 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

ONE DOLLAR each. bookstore around the corner from my house that buys in bulk for their amazon business and then has huge sidewalk sales. great stuff for me and great stuff for the store. i heart dollar CDs.

alasdair roberts – farewell sorrow

the constantines – s/t

electric masada – 50(4)

palace music – viva last blues

four tet – remixes 2xcd

aspera – birds fly

spacemen 3 – playing with fire 2xcd

jose gonzalez – veneer

lenola – the swerving corpse

the chills – stand by

earth – hex

twilight circus dub sound system – in dub vol.1

cosmic invention – help your satori mind

the olivia tremor control – black foliage volume one

laura veirs – year of meteors

the softies – holiday in rhode island

six organs of admittance – school of the flower

howe gelb – hisser

julius hemphill – reflections

miho hatori – ecdysis

the future history of a sunshine fix

the mendoza line – lost in revelry

midnight movies – s/t

cut chemist/dj shadow – brainfreeze

lambchop – awcmon noyoucmon 2xcd

mono – walking cloud etc etc...

the psychic paramount – origins and primitives vol. 1 + 2

mirah – advisory committee

bob james – three

miighty flashlight – s/t

the gerbils – the battle of electricity

milky wimpshake – lovers not fighters

lenola – treat me to some life

japancakes – belmondo

the go-betweens – bright yellow bright orange

mono – you are there

godspeed – slow riot for new zero kanada

kieran hebden and steve reid – the exchange session vol.2

devendra banhart – rejoicing in the hands

suntan – send you home

yo la tengo – the sounds of the sounds of science

the long winters – when I pretend to fall

kronos quartet – pieces of africa

the olivia tremor control – john peel session

sundial – libertine

dave douglas – keystone cd/dvd

pavement – shady lane ep

pure records – a choice collection of funk 45s

quasi – field studies

charalambides – a vintage burden

eero koivistoinen – for children

okkervil river – black sheep boy

the evens – get evens

the microphones – mount eerie

avarus – ruskeatimantti 2xcd

slapp happy – acnalbasac noom

rudresh mahanthappa – kinsmen

spoon – a series of sneaks

black dice – beaches & canyons

the mirrors – 13 patient flowers

black dice – cold hands

danse manatee – s/t

califone – deceleration one

darla 100 – 1994-2000

cass mccombs – prefection

turin brakes – ether song

tanakh – ardent fevers

architecture in helsinki – places like this

entrance – the kingdom of heaven must be taken by storm!

john zorn – the big gundown

stereolab – switched on vol. 2

magnolia electric co. - what comes after the blues

steven r. smith – crown of marches

the anomoanon – s/t

queens of the stone age – s/t

jennifer gentle – ectoplasmic garden party 2xcd

wild billy childish – crimes against music

brave captain – nothing lives long....

kukl – holidays in europe

the day the earth met the rocket from the tombs

thee headcoatees – punk girls

the milkshakes – the milkshakes' revenge

kakashi – mountain love

asbestosdeath – dejection unclean

twilight circus dub sound system – other worlds of dub

bablicon – the orange tapered moon

a northern chorus – spirit flags

climax golden twins – highly bred and sweetly tempered

material issue – destination universe

residual echoes – phoenician flu and ancient ocean

cherrystone's rocks

marble sheep – whirl live 2xcd

ted leo/pharmacists – hearts of oak

chicago underground quartet – s/t

madlib – mind fusion vol.1

cass mccombs – a

the apples in stereo – her wallpaper reverie

soft machine – facelift

naked city – live vol.1

peanut butter wolf – yo! 45 raps vol.1

the ex + guests – instant

merrell fankhauser – maui

pinback – some voices

trembling blue stars – broken by whispers

spiritualized – amazing grace

kin ping meh – s/t

ultramagnetic mc's – critical beatdown

pharaoh overlord – II

elliot smith – from a basement on the hill

paik – satin black

jackie-o motherfucker – liberation

6 organs of admittance – the manifestation

morgen – s/t

dead meadow – s/t

and you will know us... - elena's tomb

photon band – it's a lonely planet

konk – the sound of konk

tanakh – villa claustrophobia

boris – akuma no uta

bardo pond – amanita

the exploding hearts – guitar romantic

neil young – ragged glory

harmonia – musik von harmonia

circle – andexelt

black dice – creature comforts

tarkio – omnibus

nobukazu takemura – hoshi no koe

circle – forest

circle – earthworm

comets on fire – field recordings from the sun

the nels cline singers – draw breath

blues control – s/t

subarachnoid space – also rising

hal blaine - psychedelic percussion/emil richards – stones

the american analog set – know by heart

songs:ohia – hecla & griper

shuji inaba – the rapture of being destroyed is the flipside of the misery of destruction

om – pilgrimage

samara lubelski – parallel suns

liliput – s/t 2xcd

cass mccombs – not the way

kid koala – some of my best friends are djs

japancakes – if I could see dallas

shin jung hyun & the men

unwound – leaves turn inside you

shalabi effect – s/t

acid mothers temple – mantra of love

kinsi/paik/surface of eceyon – crickets and fireflies

set fire to flames – sings reign rebuilder

major stars – syntoptikon

richard davies – barbarians

windsor for the derby – the emotional rescue

the world of arthur russell

six organs of admittance – compathia

brian glaze – let's go to the sea

the war on drugs – wagonwheel blues

destroyer – thief

boy racer – boyfuckingracer

putting the morr back in morrissey – a morr music compilation

dead meadow – howls from the hills

sunny day real estate – the rising tide

the khan jamal creative arts ensemble – drumdance to the motherland

kawabata makoto & the mothers of invasion – hot rattlesnakes

bettie serveert – private suit

bardo pond – dilate

make up – sound verite

cambodian greatest soundtrack #2 – khmer rocks

ikara colt – basic instructions ep

the pastels – illuminati

the notwist – s/t

the books – thought for food

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 19:21 (two years ago) Permalink

really digging this cd by a northern chorus. never heard them before.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 19:23 (two years ago) Permalink

as in: i'm totally gonna keep this northern chorus cd.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 19:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Circle are fun. how come i never listen to Circle?

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Lots of things I love in there. Great find!

Evan, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

my pal from another record store was right next to me the whole time. he got just as much good stuff. enough for everybody though.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:10 (two years ago) Permalink

I really like Lenola a lot but you might not? The Swerving Corpse is super wonky. A Northern Chorus sounds nice. Haven't ever listened to them, or not since 2003 when they would probably come on some early internet radio stations I used to check out. They seem familiar is all.

Evan, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Wow, Morgen on CD! And for a dollar!

brimstead, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Broken by Whispers! And SmAlLer!

Austin, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:36 (two years ago) Permalink

AmAnSet, even!

Austin, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:37 (two years ago) Permalink

i was really enjoying Lenola today! i never really listened to them much.

guys i knew in philly back then who were in the band aspera ad astra loved all that stuff.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:41 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda hoping when i saw this stuff today that there was some stars of the lid lurking in the boxes but nope.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:42 (two years ago) Permalink

The Sunbeam Morgen reissue is official I think. Great lp anyway, they put out Dragonfly around teh same time too.

Stevolende, Saturday, 16 July 2016 21:47 (two years ago) Permalink

morgen i got is a south korean boot. of all things. there are lots of boots. eva. radioactive. etc.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 22:36 (two years ago) Permalink

someone i know wanted to trade me an original for 200 dollars in trade. i decided to stick with my scorpio vinyl.

scott seward, Saturday, 16 July 2016 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

All these LPs for 50 cents from Lost N Found, a thrift store in Atlanta benefiting local LGBTQ homeless causes.

Ricky Nelson - Ricky Sings Again
Lesley Gore - It's My Party
Herman's Hermits - Including Mrs. Brown...
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Blue Album Disc 1
Paul McCartney - McCartney
Ringo Starr - Blast From Your Past
Led Zeppelin - II

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 1 August 2016 17:01 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

yes, but how much fake money can I get for a buck or less?

erudite beach boys fan (sheesh), Monday, 19 September 2016 21:29 (two years ago) Permalink

can i buy the fake money with other fake money?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Is this the original printing of the fake money or a re-issue?

nickn, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:58 (two years ago) Permalink

500 usdeuro......cost..650 usd

this seems a poor investment

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 02:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Can I get a review copy of like $5,000

"raw buttin' these toilet seats" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 06:33 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...


77 cents at the Buckhead Goodwill

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 December 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

feel like this song invented grunge. dude is singing like he's in Alice in Chains.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 4 December 2016 19:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Found in the dollar bin at Somerville Grooves -- a clean copy of this in a beat up cover:

enochroot, Monday, 5 December 2016 17:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Great record right there. Found my copy in a dollar bin, too!

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 5 December 2016 21:38 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

pretty good luck w/ dollar bins, Value Village and Salvation Army over the last lil bit

American Music Club - Mercury
Eels - Blinking Lights and other Revelations
D'Angelo - Black Messiah
Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Herbert - Scale
Rock Plaza Central Are We Not Horses?
Neko Case - Fox Confessor
NIN - Pretty Hate Machine (remastered)
Sebadoh - Harmacy
Explosions in the Sky - Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fugazi - In on the Kill Taker
Jolie Holland - Escondida / Living and the Dead / Wine Dark Sea
Marissa Nadler - Little Hells
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
65daysofstatic - Wild Light
Cursed - I
Colleen - Golden Morning Breaks
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Lali Puna - Faking the Books
John Fullbright - From the Ground Up (signed!)
Fridge - Happiness
Son Volt - Trace
Four Tet - Everything Ecstatic
Oneida - Happy New Year
Susumu Yokota - Sakura
Keren Ann - Not Going Anywhere
Late of the Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
Frankie Rose - Herein Wild

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 21 January 2017 23:22 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Sandy Nelson "In Beat"
Sandy Nelson "Teen Drums"
Sandy Nelson "Be True to Your School"

i'll buy any record that has a cover of the Batman TV theme, but this is some good stuff!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 23:16 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah he usually has at least one banger

“Yeah. Huh, thanks.” (los blue jeans), Thursday, 23 February 2017 01:51 (two years ago) Permalink

sabres of paradise : haunted dancehall
the aloof : cover the crime
the omni trio : the deepest cuts volume one.


best charity shop haul i have had in ages ..

going back tomorrow for the red snapper cd ..

mark e, Friday, 24 February 2017 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Goodwill yesterday vinyl for 77 cents

Richard Harris - The Yard Went On Forever
The Tymes - Trustmaker
Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
Paul Simon - Greatest Hits, Etc.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 12 May 2017 13:21 (two years ago) Permalink

I average one charity shop find a year (discounting Oxfam Books and Music). I had two finds last year so 2017 could be a fallow year, however my local library has closed it's CD lending dept, I got 2 x Josh Rouse, New Pornographers, Mountain Goats, Ryan Adams and Shins - I got the lot for £1.25!

Grantman, Friday, 12 May 2017 18:13 (two years ago) Permalink

recent charity shop cd groove :

evil nine : y4k
dj food : kaleidoscope
chapterhouse : whirlpool (original cd)

£1.50 for the lot.
so so chuffed.
each and every one of these albums i have been wanting for ages.

mark e, Friday, 12 May 2017 18:38 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Goodwill is now selling LPs at $1.01 or less, one place had them for 75c. my last haul:

The Rocking 50s - Atlantic Records compilation
Dire Straights - Making Movies
Mickey Gilley - Gilley's Smokin'
Apollo Saturday Night - ATCO 33-159 live at Apollo Theater NY Coasters Otis Redding etc.
Ray Charles - Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul
Steve Winwood - Roll With It
Lotte Lenya - Sings Berlin Theater Songs by Kurt Weill
Sweet Emma Barrett and Her New Orleans Music - S/T GHB-141

got some random weirdo gospel records as well including a group called The Apocalypse. The Apocalypse Thank You, Lord and The Apocalypse On Tour

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:04 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

If we equate a dollar to a pound a nice selection of records :

Ben Webster Meets Coleman Hawkins

Locked in a trunk of a car - The Tragically Hip (promo 12”)

Leo Kottke - Burnt Lips

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Sorry, we strictly insist on a current exchange rate in this thread.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'd buy that for $1.32!

nickn, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That's a great (and underrated) Kottke record. Surely my favorite of his late 70s / early 80s period.

Also, looked up that Webster / Hawkins record, as I've never heard it before, and I now have a new favorite AllMusic review: https://www.allmusic.com/album/coleman-hawkins-encounters-ben-webster-mw0000191969

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Oh that's good to hear re: Kottke! .. I'm not familiar with it and to be honest was in two minds as the cover had seen better days but the record itself is pristine. Excited to have a listen tonight now.

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Just so you know, the cover art is not indicative of the music in any way whatsoever.

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The cover art is cool

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

(btw - that's not meant as a snarky way of saying the music isn't cool)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I actually meant it in a different way. On the cover, Leo is all smiles, driving in the sunshine with the top down on his convertible. However, the music is some of the most melancholy he ever made.

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah no I get that... I also just happen to think it’s a particularly cool/compelling cover. Makes me wonder where the photo was taken.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Thursday, 21 June 2018 04:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm loving this Kottke album - where do I go next?

Minister of the Pillow (fionnland), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:50 (ten months ago) Permalink


If you're not opposed to his singing, Greenhouse and Mudlark are great. My Feet Are Smiling is great, too. But that's a live album, so not sure how you feel about that.

If you just want Leo doin` some pickin`, his Takoma album (6 and 12 String Guitar) is a classic for a reason.

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 16:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

god bless Value Village

Low - Things We Lost / Trust / Great Destroyer / Drums and Guns
Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
Jeff Buckley - Sketches...
Rye Coalition - The Lipstick Game
The Detroit Cobras - Baby
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
John Cale - Paris 1919
Lhasa - The Living Road
Clinic - Walking With Thee
Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 July 2018 20:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Found this on CD


Ote Maloya comp of music from Reunion Island. Beautiful blend of African, French and Latin music sung in the local creole.

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 23:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

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