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Final death throws of ZAVVI meant they were flogging boxes and boxes of cut-outs from god knows when. One of the weirdest lots of stock I've ever seen. All sealed for £2, lots of copies of each. Michael McDonald, Special EFX, Richard "Dimples" Smith, Arthur Prysock, Max by the Rumour, Pieces of a Dream, some Stereo demonstration albums and golden oldies comps from 1954 and 1948. But mostly o_O.

I took one of the copies of a neat 1979 Disco comp called RED HOT DISCO EXPRESS (Tee Vee records) with cool cut-out font revealing red vinyl below. Figured it was worth a pop for the Gino Soccio track and 'What You Won't Do For Love' by Bobby Caldwell ('disco'??). Also a dodgy but fun cover (by Witch Queen) of T Rex's Get It On, cept here it's just called Bang a Gong.

And there was one of those weird guys who stand really close and peer over your shoulder in order to pressure you away from a particular rack that they haven't yet scoured. Watching. Breathing. As you browse for them. It usually makes me want to stand and umm and ahhh over each record in order to wind them up.

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 1 January 2009 17:01 (thirteen years ago) link

I've never known, are these threads for any vinyl you get in 2009, or records released in 2009?

Girlfriend, you've been scooped like ice cream (mehlt), Thursday, 1 January 2009 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link

well tbf this would be the first of said threads in which either of those could be the case

"made smashable" (k3vin k.), Thursday, 1 January 2009 17:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Just vinyl stuff you've bought, I guess. New or old. I dunno. It is kind of a weird thread. Could just have easily posted this on one of the other rolling threads, like "I'd buy that for a dollar...", "Recent purchases", etc., but they're all slight variations on 'here's some stuff wot I've bought', basically. Just slightly different. And this one is for records. It serves your aspie needs.

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 1 January 2009 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

yesterday I got 2 lps in the mail. Brethren Of The Free Spirit and UFO Gestapo.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 January 2009 18:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I also chanced an auction on a stack of 11 random 7" oldies on eBay. Some good, some bad. Best are Let It All Hang Out by The Hombres, Lonely Guitar by Annette, Mathilda by Cookie & His Cupcakes and a neat polka by 'The Greatest Band in Polka Land - Stan Wolowic and the Polka Chips'.

And some other stray 7"s:
Swell Maps - Let's Build a Car
Eddy Current Suppresion Ring - Demon's Demands/I'm Guilty
Mika Vainio & Jim O'Rourke discs from the recent Touch Seven series

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 1 January 2009 19:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I took one of the copies of a neat 1979 Disco comp called RED HOT DISCO EXPRESS (Tee Vee records) with cool cut-out font revealing red vinyl below. Figured it was worth a pop for the Gino Soccio track and 'What You Won't Do For Love' by Bobby Caldwell ('disco'??).

This is (probably still) in my nearest Zavvi as well, is it actually worth the three quid they want for it?

da cryypiä (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 1 January 2009 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Pfunkboy, how is that Brethren of the Free Spirit record? I like Blackshaw and Van Wissem apart, so I'm inclined to check it out...

jonathan - stl, Thursday, 1 January 2009 23:28 (thirteen years ago) link

If you like the 1st album then you will like this.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 1 January 2009 23:32 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost
The disco comp has some really cool tracks. Certainly worth three quid.

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 1 January 2009 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Richard "Dimples" Smith

You mean Richard "Dimples" Fields, I think (unless two Richards have similar dimples.)

cover (by Witch Queen) of T Rex's Get It On, cept here it's just called Bang a Gong

Maybe because "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" is what T. Rex's version was always called in the States. (Not sure why. A jazz-rock band called Chase had just had a hit called "Get It On" a few months earlier, so maybe that has something to do with it.) (Witch Queen's LP is good sleazy fun, by the way, if you ever see a copy. Only four songs, another of which is their cover of Free's "All Right Now." Strangely, though, I just checked my "W" shelf and can't find my copy; I must have mis-filed it somewhere.)

xhuxk, Friday, 2 January 2009 00:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Aye... that's the 'Dimples' I meant. Think it was the album 'Mmm...', feat this track, which has won me over (think I'll pop back):

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Friday, 2 January 2009 02:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Mmm... jazzy lady.

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Friday, 2 January 2009 02:18 (thirteen years ago) link

scored another orig music LP the other day!
http://www.akwaabasound.com/Francis_Bebey_Akwaaba.jpg

also recently:
meat puppets II
fugs' first album
big youth - screaming target
culture - harder than the rest
culture - s/t
black uhuru - red
papua new guinea gtr music (on lyrichord)
songs of senegal (lyrichord)
dead c - the white house
guided by voices - propeller
townes van zandt - s/t
don cherry - s/t (brown rice)
steven halpern - zodiac suite
boogie with canned heat
blues control - sub pop singles club 7" (best of series so far, so so so beautiful)
black orphan 7" on ufo dictator
jacuzzi boys - i fought a crocodile 7"
umm and more stuff i forget!

69, Friday, 2 January 2009 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

All I've bought recently was at the Hard Skin/Stupids gig just before Xmas - got Make My Tea 7" & Fucking Skins 10" by Hard Skin and the new Stupids 7" Feel The Suck.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Friday, 2 January 2009 15:55 (thirteen years ago) link

i dunno what i have bought lately.

like, i finally grabbed the US girls LP (love it.)
and i got an Ali Farka Toure LP, the "Sprigs of Time" comp on Honest John's, and the sun city girls "napoleon & josephine" 7"

for my b-day, arturo & keegan got me kool keith - sex style, the best of bar carter (yazoo) and a copy of the Charles Manson LP on awareness.

i got a really nice delmore brothers 78 (the frozen girl/bury me out on the prairie), but i should talk about that on the 78s thread.

keegan traded me three more volumes for my Stash Records catalog, and then i bought another one--comps of early blues & jazz with risque content.
"pot, spoon, pipe and jug"
"jake walk blues"
"tea pad songs vol. 1"
"street walking blues"

ian, Friday, 2 January 2009 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

i won some random crap on ebay too, come to think of it. they just haven't arrived yet.
a blues comp on Herwin--"Sic Em Dogs on Me"-- and from the same seller, a don drumond/skatilites LP on treasure isle.
and a copy of Robert Ashley's "Atalanta" box, even though I think the box has torn corners :\ but it was affordable.

ian, Friday, 2 January 2009 17:15 (thirteen years ago) link

two posts up, that ought to say "best of BO carter."

ian, Friday, 2 January 2009 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that US Girls LP in the Grouper/Inca Ore style? More song-y?

On a Siltbreeze tip, I finally bought the Sic Alps US EZ LP after seeing a copy in an actual real-world non-internet shop. Had already ordered direct from Siltbreeze ages ago, but it'd been over month or so without confirmation, so I guessed it wasn't coming and went ahead and bought it. And then the mail copy arrived. So I now have a spare. But hey..... thaaaaat's life!

hologram of balls (gnarly sceptre), Friday, 2 January 2009 18:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Went nuts in Memphis and bought:
NODZZZ
The Rebel "Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable"
The Rats
A Frames / Climax Golden Twins collab 10"
Tyvek double 7" and another 7"
that newish Times New Viking 7" ep
Amon Duul 2 "Viva La Trance"
Compulsive Gamblers "Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing"
Freddie Hubbard "Best of the Atlantic Years" 2lp comp
Game Theory "Lolita Nation"
an Othar Turner 7" recorded in 1967 (but its not fife! shit)
and The Nerves reissue (my girlfriend actually bought that for me in Seattle)
May be forgetting something.

Trip Maker, Friday, 2 January 2009 18:11 (thirteen years ago) link

yo ian did that US girls get repressed? i got the runaround from siltbreeze on that, and then i really wanted my der TPK so i just jettisoned the US girls record from the order. i still want it!

also, on first listen, the der TPK LP is about 70% as good as the first.

69, Friday, 2 January 2009 18:47 (thirteen years ago) link

New DTPK is only about 30% as good as the first, and I'm only counting the parts where vocalist is not intoning. Intoning parts about 3% as good, give or take 3%.

good luck to you ladies--you need it (contenderizer), Friday, 2 January 2009 18:50 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah the intoning is a bit much on the new one, agreed

69, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:02 (thirteen years ago) link

I also got the new Comet Gain 7" and a couple of Liechtenstein 7"s at the Comet Gain/Liechtenstein/Pains Of Being Pure At Heart gig also just before Xmas. I'd been looking for one of those Liechtenstein singles for months and never seen it anywhere including Ebay, so I was v happy to see it on the merch table for £3.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Friday, 2 January 2009 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

US Girlz, I dunno if it's been re-pressed. I think we still have it in stock, if you want me to mail u a copy pete. I still need to check up on a replacement propeller for you as well. Anyway, the U.S. Girls record is more song-y than Grouper/Inca Ore stuff that I've heard. There's a Bruce Springsteen cover.

ian, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:39 (thirteen years ago) link

disagree on the TPK, I've been liking Games for Slaves a lot better than the first one. but I heard both of em at the same time so it might just be that the higher fidelity on the new one sounds punchier and Harmful Emotions will take longer to "get." track 3 on the new one is killer.

also, back up a second, Ian likes Kool Keith??

dmr, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:46 (thirteen years ago) link

i am a dilettante.

ian, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:48 (thirteen years ago) link

hip hop tourist.

ian, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I have most Kool Keith up to Black Elvis. then I dropped out.

Sex Style is pretty twisted

dmr, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:52 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah ian would you hold that for me? i havent played propeller since the first time, so if you have a flat copy of that, we can exchange mail!

69, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Also a dodgy but fun cover (by Witch Queen) of T Rex's Get It On, cept here it's just called Bang a Gong.

Witch Queen is also Gino Soccio btw

dmr, Friday, 2 January 2009 20:19 (thirteen years ago) link

i was uninspired at the record store today. plus, i was bored. i wanted something great, but...i did finally pick up the mississippi irma thomas thing. i didn't get the der tpk album cuz you guys scared me. and i LOVED the firstsiltbreeze thing. got some miles davis records, python lee jackson album, lonnie liston smith, deodato....um, some classical stuff. some stockhausen. kinda curious about the western mass psych comp with the byron coley linernotes, but didn't know if i really wanted to spend my credit on that. i mean i was thisclose to buying fennesz vinyl, that's how uninspired i was.

scott seward, Saturday, 3 January 2009 00:45 (thirteen years ago) link

i mean i almost bought a CD!!! that's how uninspired i was. kinda want that 7 cd fat possum blues thing with all the old timers on it. i'll bet that's got some cool shit on it. plus, for 7 CDs it's fairly cheap.

scott seward, Saturday, 3 January 2009 00:47 (thirteen years ago) link

man scott, you should go back & the get the Der TPK. I like it a lot.

ian, Saturday, 3 January 2009 01:07 (thirteen years ago) link

joseph spence - living on the hallelujah side (Rounder LP, recordings from 74 & 78. Great. Bahamanian guitar.)

ian, Saturday, 3 January 2009 04:52 (thirteen years ago) link

is it rounder who put out all the weird ravaged versions of lps on cds? like freedom highway by the staples or avalon blues by mississippi john hurt, but without any of the original tracks? i guess i know their name from then and now.

schlump, Saturday, 3 January 2009 05:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I have no clue.. I don't think I've ever owned a Rounder CD. Yazoo's CDs are great, and so are County's--usually more tracks than the LPs plus great notes extra stuff.

ian, Saturday, 3 January 2009 05:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I picked up three obscure records about an hour ago:

T. Rex. - Tanx ($2)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid ($4)
Gary Numan - Telekon ($2)

"80s Baby" (Z S), Saturday, 3 January 2009 17:38 (thirteen years ago) link

got a bunch of dancey 12"s w/ christmas cash

King & Hound edits - Burnin' Up / High Pressure Days
Giorgio Moroder & Harold Faltermeyer - Evolution (reissue) <-- so epic!
Charlie - Spacer Woman (reissue)
Juan Maclean - The Simple Life
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane & Justus Kohncke rmxs)
Soft Rocks - Umut 2000 / Slowdown

dmr, Saturday, 3 January 2009 20:07 (thirteen years ago) link

yesss I scored some Peruvian vinyl (5 LPs) at the crazy flea market here in Cusco. More details later, but one is a "Super Disco Salsa" cash-in thing from the 70's with sides that are one long mix, one is a "Best Of Criollos" type thing, and three are records by groups. No rare psych like El Polen, unfortunately. I'll have more chances to look. Some Peruvian dude carrying another LP asked me if I was selling them! So there are other vinyl hounds out there in these parts.

also, on eBay:
Joke Flowers/Victory Acres LP, inspired by ILM on this thread
The Bevis Frond - Sprawl 2LP, replacement cuz my copy skips on the awesome "Boa Constrictor"
United Bible Studies - The Arboreal Observatory LP. My first lathe cut LP! Don't know how many they made but I love love love this band so I snapped it up.

gonna have some good listening party nights when I get home in March.

sleeve, Saturday, 3 January 2009 20:27 (thirteen years ago) link

also s34n, how do you like that Rebel LP? I like it, but think I like the other new LP on Sacred Bones better--Children's Hospital LP is stellar sci-fi/post-punk/gritty mess.

ian, Saturday, 3 January 2009 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

"Compulsive Gamblers "Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing""
^^ great LP. hard to find on vinyl actually!

ian, Saturday, 3 January 2009 20:37 (thirteen years ago) link

the latest, christmas-money-enabled batch:

Loren Connors - The Moon Last Night 12" single
Steve Moore - Vaalbara LP on Noiseville
Gang Of Four - Entertainment orig. LP (finally)
Fripp + Eno - Evening Star orig. LP
Francoise Hardy - Francoise... LP
Kraftwerk - Computer World LP (finally)
Cole Medina - Medina's Magic b/w Cole Loves Your Insides Out 12" (repress?)
A Mountain Of One - Ride EP repress
Friendly Fires - Paris 12" (w/ Aeroplane + Justus Kohncke remixes)

New Years Eve is a bad day to go record shopping, I ended up with a lot of obvious (yet necessary) choices. I am absolutely loving the new Steve Moore LP, though, it's far dronier and more abstract than anything I've heard from the guy at this point.

psychgawsple, Saturday, 3 January 2009 21:03 (thirteen years ago) link

ian im listening to children's hospital right now! so so so good. veers from USofA to squelchy wave-type stuff. my favorite a-frames-related project. whats the rebel LP like?

as a vinyl thread aside, i found a rare iron and wine 7" stuck in a david bowie sleeve this morning, thought lost since 2002. i wanted to sell it so bad for the past three years, but figured i had lost it at my college radio station. shows how much i listen to my warped copy of aladdin sane (and iron and wine)!

69, Monday, 5 January 2009 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

finally won an ebay copy of michael hurley's armchair boogie, unwittingly outbidding my buddy josh, a scant few months after being unwittingly outbid by ian on hurley's hi-fi snock uptown.

69, Monday, 5 January 2009 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Someone please feel free to bid on this so I don't (I can no way afford this single with the current Euro exchange rate):

Glueams - Mental

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Monday, 5 January 2009 16:59 (thirteen years ago) link

EUR 29.00
(approximately £27.61)

what about dolllllllaz

69, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Switched the co.uk for com and it's $40.37

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:02 (thirteen years ago) link

You can buy it now for a mere $95

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Question from a non-collector: is that really what a "VG+ to VG++" cover looks like? I appreciate it's old but it looks pretty beat up

(I know nothing about the band either, just curious)

Lurker of Challops (DJ Mencap), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:09 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, on the back of this one he says that he's a big sci-fi freak. heinlein, sturgeon, bradbury, lieber.

killdozer named their band after a sturgeon story, didn't they? he is the muse to thousands.

scott seward, Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:16 (twelve years ago) link

ian, are you a rusty wier fan?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ig0OYC5ePtY/Sd7rXfcAdSI/AAAAAAAAAi0/q-QIuTsJo9Q/s320/WierFsmall.jpg

scott seward, Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:24 (twelve years ago) link

check him out NOW

http://www.rustywier.com/images/RustyWier01_19_2008.JPG

scott seward, Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:25 (twelve years ago) link

will keep my eyes peeeeeled.

ian, Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:33 (twelve years ago) link

one of those texas dudes who made a bunch of records in the 70's and then went back to texas.

scott seward, Thursday, 9 July 2009 22:35 (twelve years ago) link

hey Scott, that was me - re-emailing now.

i got these earlier in the week:

lonnie johnson - mr johnson's blues 1929-1932 (Mamlish)
Richard Abrams - Levels & Degrees of Light (nice clean copy.)
baden powell - lame de baden powell
jim mckillop (fiddle) & mary mulholland (piano) - the wind that shakes the barley: a selection of irish dance music in strict tempo (this kills.)

ian, Friday, 10 July 2009 04:40 (twelve years ago) link

scott ... which Mickey Newbury albums are good again? local store has an Elektra w/ die-cut cover, like 6 bucks

Stormy Davis, Friday, 10 July 2009 04:41 (twelve years ago) link

anita o'day - the big band sessions (verve dbl LP from the early '60s)
bob james - BJ4
sandy bull - fantasias ($1!)

enbba champions (omar little), Saturday, 11 July 2009 02:40 (twelve years ago) link

wendy's promotional 12" -- where's the beef
harbinger - second coming
meg baird/helena espvall/sharron krauss - leaves from off the tree

ian, Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:18 (twelve years ago) link

"where's the beef" is by the tenderloinz btw.

ian, Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:18 (twelve years ago) link

"scott ... which Mickey Newbury albums are good again? local store has an Elektra w/ die-cut cover, like 6 bucks"

you need the 60's records. harlequin melodies and looks like rain. basically, i would go for any of the 70's stuff if you see it for 6 and under in good shape. i haven't heard it all, but i wouldn't hesitate to buy any of them. pick up frisco mabel joy if you see it. that's his 70's americana concept album.

scott seward, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

'nother songwriter i've been digging:

http://www.musicobsession.com/Pictures/j/u/judstrunk427245.jpg

(i have an earlier one by him that's cool too. he had a hit in the 70's with "daisy a day".)

scott seward, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

really digging claude king's 1970 album Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife. "Beertops And Teardrops" is my anthem of the week. i guess he's best known for "Wolverton Mountain". does a GREAT "House of the Rising Sun" on this album.

scott seward, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:48 (twelve years ago) link

conway twitty and loretta lynn - louisiana woman mississippi man
poco - a good feelin' to know

there is the theory of the morbius (omar little), Saturday, 11 July 2009 21:43 (twelve years ago) link

ihttp://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:sl0wfO9qnvnysM:http://gormsey.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/zeroboys_historyof_1.jpg
I just bought this at the record store this afternoon. Stoked.

chad, Saturday, 11 July 2009 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

i won two more delmore brothers LPs on ebay--part of the series on Old Homestead. I think it's radio broadcasts, but tbh I'm not sure. in any event i don't think there's much duplication with the LPs on county. also i got a really nice UK press of pharaoh sanders first album on ESP/Fontana. i lost the mountain bus LP though. any chicago hounds find it in a thrift store or dollar bin, buy for me! grateful dead-esque private psych on the Good label.

ian, Monday, 13 July 2009 02:50 (twelve years ago) link

mountain bus one of those records that used to sell for a zillion dollars and now, you know, is more affordable. one of the benefits of ebay, really.

scott seward, Monday, 13 July 2009 02:54 (twelve years ago) link

i just bought the first tempest album on ebay for $1.75. it used to go for a lot more. now apparently it is worth less than two dollars. it's a cool record too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9wb-W4Lspg

scott seward, Monday, 13 July 2009 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

picked up in the last week or two...

sinnamon - thanks to you 12" (awes!)
lime - babe we're gonna love tonight 12" (was going to buy this on discogs for 20 pounds, found it used at amoeba for $5!)
kebekelektrik - magic fly 12"
loverde - die hard lover/my world is empty (without you) 12" (production by patrick cowley on one track but it's nothing special)
mugwump - tellakian circles 12"
'the dance masters' dj sampler 12" with cherchez la femme and gq's "disco nights (rock freak)"
linkwood family, etc - firecracker ep 02
fist of facts ep on claremont 56
visage - s/t
grace jones - warm leatherette
dead can dance - s/t

psychgawsple, Monday, 13 July 2009 06:39 (twelve years ago) link

how does that tempest compare to the second album, scott? first couple of songs on "living in fear" are pretty good, i lose interest after that.

next stop: NOWHERE, i wanna get off (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 13 July 2009 07:57 (twelve years ago) link

in the mail recently:

The Hunches - Home Alone 5 lp
The Intelligence - Boys Annoy ep
Kurt Vile - Fall Demons 7"
Real Estate - Suburban Beverage 7"
Real Estate - Fake Blues 7"
Thee Oh Sees - Tidal Wave 7"
U.S. Girls - Me + Yoko 7"

city worker, Monday, 13 July 2009 13:26 (twelve years ago) link

psychgawsple: you should keep an eye peeled for Sinnamon's "He's Gonna Take You Home" for the epic dub on the flip (with lots of orgasmic femme coos) and "I Need You Now" (tho never for cheap, seeing as it's a classic proto-house track).

beta blog, Monday, 13 July 2009 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

"how does that tempest compare to the second album, scott?"

i like the first album better. i like that mix of lunkheaded hard rock and prog/psych. i like the second album too though. it definitely has its moments. no holdsworth pyrotechnics though.

i should clarify: BOTH albums are pretty pricey if you are talking about U.K. copies. the one i bought is just a u.s. promo. probably most of the u.s. copies for sale are promos or sealed cut-outs. sold like five copies here.

scott seward, Monday, 13 July 2009 16:19 (twelve years ago) link

New Blues Control LP is rocking my world at the moment.

ian, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 20:33 (twelve years ago) link

just got the blues control too, and it ruuuuuules.

also got the oh sees sub pop singles club 7", and it is one of the best singles of the club. blues control still king so far with their christmas single!

69, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

Got a whole bunch of 45s this weekend (plus a metal box to tote 'em in!). I'll try to list the highlights soon. One of the more interesting ones is a 70s (presumably Chilton-less) Box Tops single on Stax.

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:55 (twelve years ago) link

@ beta- if i could find a reasonably-priced copy of either of those i'd buy em in a hearbeat

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

everyone should hit up Scott for records before ebay; dude has plenty of stock and grades his stuff honestly. A+++ would ILX again.

meanwhile last Saturday I went out to Long Beach to investigate some guy's Craigslist ad offering a selection of 80,000+ records for sale (not counting the 45s). didn't get murdered or anything (despite the cross street being "Hidden Lane") and yep, 80k records, all being sold between 75 cents and 3 bucks; my buddy spent $40 on something on like 30 records, including 1st pressing monos of the first three Byrds albums. apparently the guy bought out a record store up in San Francisco and hauled it back; now he's buying 200+ records a week in an effort to make the place run like an actual store despite being operated out of the back of his house.

I took a few pictures which I'll upload later. 80000 records looks exactly what you'd expect them to look like. it was fucking nuts.

Just got the Fall's This Nation's Saving grace reissue in the mail.

van smack, Monday, 20 July 2009 01:28 (twelve years ago) link

How is The Fall reissue?

"If this appears, it has nothing to do with the Beggars remastering and I would question what source the vinyl has been mastered from. The original tapes were in Beggars tape library until the beginning of this year and since then they've been sitting in a stack of tapes in a London mastering studio waiting their turn to be remastered."

http://z1.invisionfree.com/forums/thefall/index.php?showtopic=21640&st=200

Makes it seems sort of sketchy.

svend, Monday, 20 July 2009 01:34 (twelve years ago) link

Have not played it yet. But interesting comments in that thread regarding the tapes..

van smack, Monday, 20 July 2009 01:49 (twelve years ago) link

hey y'all there is also an exciting new ILX Vinyl board!

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/NewAnswersControllerServlet?boardid=290040365

sleeve, Monday, 20 July 2009 02:50 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

where is the recent CD purchase thread?

pr que (k3vin k.), Saturday, 15 August 2009 02:46 (twelve years ago) link

they still make those things??

scott seward, Saturday, 15 August 2009 02:50 (twelve years ago) link

Just picked up the Moritz von Oswald Trio LP and the 4 Men with Beards' Vinyl re-issue of Eno/Moebius/Roedelius' "After the Heat".

4 Men with Beards are doing some great reissues.

Duke, Saturday, 15 August 2009 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

Alright, well heres some CDs anyway. I went for vinyl but couldn't resist the CD sale.

Aaliyah - Aaliyah
Big star - third/sister lover
Public enemy - fear of a black planet
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pr que (k3vin k.), Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

Recent CD purchases

kshighway, Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

eleven months pass...

the beets is one of the only good records on captured tracks imho.

― ian, Thursday, May 21, 2009

an emusic interview with the label's founder got me sampling some of their (digitally-available) stuff. i like it! well, some of it, at least, especially the 80s-homages, e.g., the soft moon's breathe the fire.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 17 July 2010 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

dunno about soft moon, but as far as i can tell, the beets is still one of the only good records on captured tracks imho

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Saturday, 17 July 2010 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

picked up 3LP A-frames 333 comp today, listening now. so awesome to hear "new" shit from these guys. some of the c. 2007 demos (from aborted 4th lp?) up there with their best. really like the rough, spare feel overall.

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Saturday, 17 July 2010 10:02 (eleven years ago) link

i mean rough & spare compared to other a-frames, tho that's a game of inches

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Saturday, 17 July 2010 10:03 (eleven years ago) link

dunno about soft moon, but as far as i can tell, the beets is still one of the only good records on captured tracks imho

really? i'm kinda digging a number of this label's titles (at least the :30 samples), e.g., veronica falls; minks; wild nothings; cosmetics; and beach fossils. basically all stuff that taps into a certain 80s memory bank for me (i am old).

upon further investigation, tho, a lot of the other titles are between unmemorable and crappy.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:33 (eleven years ago) link

The Beets are actually my least favorite Captured Tracks band! I really like the Dignan Porch LP they did...Fresh and Onlys are great too. Bitters 12" from awhile back is totally worth every penny too. They're very hit or miss though...

jonathan - stl, Saturday, 17 July 2010 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, i like what i've heard of that fresh & onlys disc.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 17 July 2010 13:23 (eleven years ago) link

The Beets LP was only just OK. This is what I rate as the best stuff so far:

Tim Cohen - Laugh Tracks LP
Wild Nothing - Gemini LP
Beach Fossils - s/t LP
The Fresh & Onlys - August In My Mind 12"
Thee Oh Sees - Dog Poison 12"

chromecassettes, Saturday, 17 July 2010 13:28 (eleven years ago) link

doesn't seem like this type of music benefits tremendously from being on vinyl rather than, say, a disc.

i think of the good vinyl stuff as being 70s funk or lush disco or other electronic music. i don't know enough about vinyl, actually.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 17 July 2010 17:51 (eleven years ago) link

drunqk posting last night totally forgot about other GREAT captured tracks. fresh & onlys grey-eyed girls LP way up there, better than the beets (much less impressed with their recent 12"). and i like dog poison a lot, though again, it's a small step down from their best recent work. kid romance 7" is cool. haven't liked the bitters, german measles, brilliant colors, mayfair set, gary war, dum dum girls, silk flowers, etc. haven't, at least, liked the stuff i've heard. but there's so fucking much of it! for a label that's only existed for a year, a year and a half, dude's put out an insane amount of shit. and relative to my tastes, quality control is very low. think i just don't quite get sniper's particular 80s fascinations. liked the early blank dogs stuff well enough, but quickly lost interest in keeping up with the onslaught of half-assed material.

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Saturday, 17 July 2010 20:20 (eleven years ago) link

didn't know tim cohen has a new LP out. looking fwd to that, as the two sides of tim cohen was one of my favorites of 2009. still bummed that it was received so harshly in certain circles. deserves to be heard by a lot more people.

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Saturday, 17 July 2010 20:27 (eleven years ago) link


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