Picked that up on a 45 a few months back... killer! Also love Slow Death, an absolute monster of a tune, remember buying that first time round at Bizarre Records in Praed Street, Paddington back in 1975, alongside the two Stooges LP's and the MC5's Back In The USA anmany other pre-punk, punk records.
Penny, he might have been, most of the records I bought there were French represses, the Stooges, MC5 Groovies etc. But it's so long ago, I can't recall details of the blokes who worked there. What records did you buy? I think they had loads of Stones EP's and suchlike as well, and a big box full of badges featuring Iggy Pop and his Keef-a-like guitarist James Williamson, I took a handful of them. Can't imagine you were much of a hard rock fan though.
There were two Frenchmen who ran that shop. I used to sell them ancient copies of International Times, which they said were collectable. They would then sell these to Barry Miles, who had started IT in 1966. I bought a few Flamin' Groovies from them, a Seeds single, '96 Tears' by ? And The Mysterians and several other bits. The two Frenchmen thought that 'Nuggets' was the best LP ever made. The guy with green hair used to laugh after me for collecting reggae. "Wise up Penny," he would say, "this Jamaican music is shite."
The last laugh was on me though. In the 1990s I was working for Trojan and the guy with green hair - though with green hair no longer - used to come in to buy up the Steve Barrow compilations. "I though Jamaican music was shite," I used to jeer at him. He looked suitably humbled and embarrassed.
Some things I recently picked up that are getting a regular airing at Lolabella Towers... Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request LP, With The Beatles, particularly Not A Second Time, Sun Rockabilly 3 LP, The Stranglers amazing Doors pastiche Walk On By 7", the best version after Dionne of course, Hank Williams' Moanin' The Blues 7" all from the local car boot. Spanky & Our Gang's sublime slice of West Coast sunshine pop Like To Get To Know You and Colin Blunstone's equally sublime Say You Don't Mind, both on 45. She Moves Through The Fair by Fairport Convention and Dark Haired Lady by Dr Stangely Strange both on Mojo's Island freebie. Rock 'n' roll... phew!
Must come from a TV broadcast or something - the quality is that good. Wouldn't mind if I had the whole set... (It propably is available as a fileshare torrent somewhere, but I'm no fan of torrents or filesharing - call me old-fashioned if you like.)
Tommy James & The Shondell's lush sunshine pop classic Crystal Blue Persuasion on Roulette, 5th Dimension's equally lush version of Laura Nyro's Stoned Soul Picnic on Soul City, both for a couple a quid each off ebay. Two Steve Hillage LP's; Green and Motivation Radio, wicked Lonnie Liston Smith LP, Reflections Of A Golden Dream and Skeeter Davis' End Of The World - as versioned in reggae by Sanchez, all at local car boot. Love it!
Glad to see the boot sales are proving worthwhile lol,I had a bit a barren run until this Sunday when I managed to bag amongst others a nice mono copy of Dylan's Nashville Skyline,U Roy - The Orginator (Carib Gems) & Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance for a quid each & a box of 50+ 70's funk/disco 12"s for £5,some of which seem to be quite rare & will be used as currency on my next record shopping trip to the big city. Also got Half Man Half Biscuit - C.S.I. Ambleside on cd & so my non reggae track of the day is -
Half Man Half Biscuit - National Shite Day ("There's man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets" G-E-N-I-U-S !!)
See you got a Spanky & Our Gang 45 last week lol,I picked up one from a charity shop recently Making Every Minute Count, not for me,let me know if you'd like it & I'll pop it in the post for ya