The Used Record Store

I popped into the used record store today, just for 20 minutes, and left with 12 albums. It was speed digging and I could have spent longer but I had other things to do and had to get a move on. They had 9 racks of £2 an album and I had 20 at one pint that I was going to buy, whittled it down and ended up with 12 albums for £30. At those sort of prices it allows me to pick up things that I perhaps normally wouldn’t or to try something I don’t know. This is what I got for my £30:

UB40 – Present Arms
I have said for a very long time that they only made one good album, and this isn’t it, but I like ‘One In Ten’ so will give it a go.

The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot

I’ve seen this pop up all over the place but I know nothing about it so it’s a shot in the dark. I just put it on, the opening 60 seconds sound good, I hope the rest is also.

Madness – Absolutely

I like Madness, everybody should.

Prefab Sprout – Swoon

I have Steve McQueen and like that but haven’t listened to this, so worth a go.

ABC – Beauty Stab

‘Lexicon of Love’ is a brilliant album, but I know nothing off this one so it is very much worth a go, an no great issue if it is crap.

Simon & Garfunkel – The Graduate Soundtrack

Because I don’t have it and it ticks lots of boxes, I like soundtracks, I have most of the other Simon & Garfunkel albums so, all good.


Harry Nilsson – A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night & Nilsson Schmilsson

Two Nilsson albums here, I know some of the tracks but have never really listened to much other than the obvious so I thought I’d give these a go.

KD Lang and the Reclines – Absolute Torch & Twang

I picked up a KD Lang album at a record fair for very little last weekend and quite liked it, so this for £2 seemed a reasonable selection.

Sade – Diamond Life

Because it really is very, very good, and I may still, possibly, maybe have a crush on her.

The Tubes – The Tubes

Because I like The Tubes, but have only ever had one 7″ single.

Joni Mitchell – Hejira

Not from the £2 section and the most expensive of all these, but in great condition and one I was missing.

All in all pretty pleased with that very quick trip. Here they are in video form:

 

 

 

 

John Peel Radio Show – 02/11/1981

I was listening to some old John Peel shows over the last few days and thought I’d share a few as I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs a bit of Peel in their life now and again.

The first show is from 02/11/1981 and any more I put up will just be random.

 

Featuring sessions from Twisted Nerve and Twinkle Brothers.
Vice Squad – It’s A Sell-Out (Riot City)
Lora Logic – Wonderful Offer (Rough Trade)
Gregory Isaacs – Special Guest (GG’s)
Twisted Nerve – When I’m Alone (Session)
Religious Overdose – I Said Go (Glass)
ABC – Tears Are Not Enough (Neutron)
Vice Versa – Science Fact (Neutron)
Twinkle Brothers – Rasta Pon Top (Session)
Teardrop Explodes – Colours Fly Away (Mercury)
Twisted Nerve – Five Minutes Of Fame (Session)
Krupps – Wahre Arbeit – Wahrer Lohn (Zickzack)
Einstürzende Neubauten – Tanz Debil (Zickzack)
Mannschreck – Trimm Trab (Schreckschuss Schallplatten)
Neues Deutschland – Wildwux (Iron Curtain)
Catwax Axe Co.- Jumbo Jet [Hey! I Want Your Crazy Wild] (Rondelet Music)
Twinkle Brothers: Never Get Burned (Session)
Angelic Upstarts featuring Roy Young – Different Strokes (EMI)
Scritti Politti – The “Sweetest Girl” (Rough Trade)
Joy Division – Walked In Line (Factory)
Twisted Nerve – Indecision (Session)
Pablo Lubadika “Porthos” – Mbongo Mokonzi (Afro Hit Discafrique)
Electric Guitars – Work (Recreational)
Blue Orchids – Work (Rough Trade)
Misfitsm – We Are 138 (Plan 9)

I think I’ve only heard of 7 or 8 of these bands, or have forgotten them. That happens a lot when listening back to these shows.

MIX TAPE: VOLUME 1 – SIDE 2 – TRACK 8

Side 2, Track 8:

Total Run Time: 32:00

ABC: Poison Arrow: 3 Minutes 24 Seconds: 1982

ABC-PoisonArrow

‘The Lexicon Of Love’ is an incredibly good album, good songwriting, great production, and this single from it is a highlight. I really wasn’t listening to this sort of thing back in 1982, but even then I just couldn’t help but like it.

Audio:

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