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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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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