Dark Star the Grateful Dead, picked the LP up for 50p, ex library, cover a bit mashed, music amazing. Meddle by Pink Floyd, New York Dolls first LP on repress, Led Zeppelin Song Remains The Same, Close To The Edge by Yes, Phaedra by Tangerine Dream, Ariel Ballet by Harry Nilson, The Sensual World by Kate Bush, a double LP of Yardbirds and Bluesbreakers era Clapton... all picked up last weekend at record fair and charity shops. Reggae on the back burner for now, just discovering and rediscovering rock music in my old age.
Yo Lolabella, my son bought me a creative zen (kind of ipod) for my birthday as I had casually mentioned that I wouldn,t mind one when out walking. I was over in a mates house the other day and he transferred lots of old stuff onto it that I had not listened to in years. This included the first 3 Roxy albums, The first 3 Steely Dan albums, Aqualung, London Calling and Sandinista, Meddle, Kick out the Jams, Live in Europe and Against the Grain by Rory Gallagher and more that I just cannot remember. So its down memory lane for walking and reggae in the car.
I listened to almost nothing but reggae music and a bit of soul for near on 30 years, scorning rock music as the work of the devil. The demise of Sid Vicious was the last straw. Reggae, which I had been buying alongside rock music seemed like a light going on rather than off. Over the last couple of years I've got back into rock music through digging around in charity shops, the odd record fair and car boot sales. The prices are low and the music sounds just fine. A lot of the records I had before, they all went down the Record & Tape Exchange to swap for reggae. It's nice to get 'em back and investigate stuff I never had, cheaply. I don't care too much for condition as long as it plays.
Over the last couple of years I've got back into rock music through digging around in charity shops, the odd record fair and car boot sales. The prices are low and the music sounds just fine. A lot of the records I had before, they all went down the Record & Tape Exchange to swap for reggae. It's nice to get 'em back and investigate stuff I never had, cheaply. I don't care too much for condition as long as it plays
Couldn't agree more! I'm currently ploughing through a pile of Gene Vincent,Carl Perkins,Louis Armstrong,Fats Domino,Eddie Cochran & Jerry Lee Lewis LP's & some Rockabilly compilations I picked up in a charity shop.Not the sort stuff I'd normally look out for but they were 4 for £1!! I'm also starting to get pretty excited about the oncoming Car Boot season,I'm like a kid on Xmas Eve every Saturday night in the summer knowing the next crack of dawn is going to involve some crate digging.My best find to date was a collection of mint Meic Stevens LP's & a USA original Bad Brains 'Pay To Cum' 7" that I would have loved to have kept but the £600 I sold it for was impossible to refuse. A few years ago,in an Alan Partridge Monkey Tennis stylee,I came up with an idea for a game show that I sent to S4C (Welsh Channel 4) entitled 'I've Got 27 Copies Of The Sound Of Music - Is It A Record ?'. The idea was that 2 teams went to a different car boot sale each week & had to buy as many copies of the most often seen bootie fodder,the scoring system went - Sound Of Music - 1 point Kylie's debut - 2 points Paul Young - No Parlez 3 points Terence Trent D'Arby - 1st LP 4 points Souvenir From Benidorm - 5 points On top of this each team was allowed to buy 1 copy each of the Top Of The Pops LP's & Now That's What I Call Music & scored the equivilant points to whatever volume it was, ie Now 4 = 4 points etc etc. I'm still waiting to hear back.
Yes Taffy, I know of what you speak! The big car boot near me starts again in May, I think. It makes me feel like I did when I was younger and spent all my money on records. Those rock n roll LP's you bought were a touch. I got to best of Gene Vincents, Best of Little Richard, the elvis Sun sessions, a two volume rock n roll hits collection, Eddie Cochran etc. Need to locate some Jerry Lee, Bo Diddley, Chuck etc. I pick up loads of singles too. Mick, I know what you mean about Yes. I bought Johnny Rotten's I Hate Pink Floyd T shirt hook, line and sinker back in '76, it was necessary back then, but now, so what maaaan! I'm a bit wary on the eighties up to now, but Talk Talk's Spirit Of Eden is awesome, anything by Prefab Sprout, Coctuea Twins, Nirvana, Pixies has an appeal. Need to find some Birthday Party, especially Junkyard.
Nothing to do with the Punk ethic Lol, I always despised Yes could not get into the pretentious musical ramblings. On the other hand, I likes Genesis when Peter Gabriel was on Vocals. Selling England by the Pound is a classic. Loved Swoon by Prefab Sprout but was mightily disappointed by the Steve McQueen album. Have been listenign to the mighty Cockney Rebel, Bad Company and of course Free with Paul Kossoff. Like you I bought the first New York Dolls album recently , what a gem that is. Kick out the Jams has been rotated quite freuently by the MC5 and of course some Titties and Beer from Frank Zappa.
You're right Lol they were a touch & there's still a load more there,I only had a tenner on me at the time so could only afford 40!! What's torturing me is that there's 2 huge crates of LP's in the back of the shop that they won't let me look through until their 'expert' has been through them as there's some 'rare stuff' in there,I went back yesterday but was told I'd have to come back next week,I told my wife I was going to have to break in at night if they didn't put me out of my misery soon then I remembered I was 42 & probably too fat to get through a skylight. I have a spare copy of the Birthday Party Bad Seed 12" EP that plays but is too ropey to ebay,if you want it pm me your address & you're welcome to it.
That's hilarious Taffy. I was walking past some shops down my road last year and noticed, in a closed down shop, boxes of records, LP's and singles. The only one that I could see, at the front of a pile on the floor, was Free's Fire & Rain. There was a handwritten notice on the door saying there would be a record sale that weekend. I went but nutt'n a gwaan! I stood around in the street, asked the neighbouring shop keepers if they knew anything, then gave up and went home. It was very hard not to think about a smash and grab. I suppose I should have put a note with muy phone number through the door. Torment!
When it came out and i forget which album it's on we used to play "Long distance run around" by Yes at our parties alongside 90% reggae and soul also Steve Millers "Going to Mexico" and of course Layla...
courstesy of jah reel, i'm feeling bo didley hard at the moment. 'who do you love', 'pretty thing', 'the story of bo didley' are blasting in the car and on cleaning duty ...huey smith and the clowns 'don't you just know it' and 'high blood pressure' coming in a close second
Some biscuits to revive mi synapses, all..thank you
Bill Withers World Keeps Going Around & the MIGHTY Who is He? [And What Is He To You] CD – track Larry Wallis – Police Car – track Fleetwood Mac – Drifting & A Fool No More – CD track Peace, more soothe to the grooves