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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

SF, East Bay, Santa Cruz


San Francisco, East Bay, Santa Cruz

Vinyl:


BE-BOP DELUXE – DRASTIC PLASTIC, HARVEST UK LP

BEE GEES – MARLEY PURT DRIVE, POLYDOR UK LP collection

BEE GEES / V.A. – MELODY (O.S.T.), POLYDOR DE LP

BLACK COMBO, BILL – UNTOUCHABLE SOUND, HI UK LP re-issue, collection

BLUES PROJECT – POP HISTORY Vol. 20, POLYDOR DE 2LP collection

BRAND X – MOROCCAN ROLL, CHARISMA UK LP

C.C.S. – WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, RAK US LP

CALIFORNIA, RANDY – KAPT. KOPTER & THE (FABULOUS) TWIRLY BIRDS, EDSEL UK LP re-issue, with 2 x bonus tracks

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – DISCOVERY, JET UK LP poster

FANTASTIC PLASTIC MACHINE – REACHING FOR THE STARS, KITSUNE FR 12” W/PS Masters At Work remixes

FRAZIER CHORUS – NOTHING (Remixes), CHARISMA US 12” no PS

FREBERG, STAN – BEST OF, EMI / MFP UK LP re-issue

FRITH, FRED / FERDINAND RICHARD – DROPERA, REC REC SW LP ’91

GARVEY, NICK – BLUE SKIES, VIRGIN UK LP The Motors

GENESIS – SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, CHARISMA DE LP re-issue

GODLEY & CRÈME – SNACK ATTACK, MIRAGE US LP

GOLDEN EARRING – TWILIGHT ZONE / KING DARK, MERCURY UK 12” W/PS

GRYPHON – RAINDANCE, TRANSATLANTIC UK LP

HACKETT, STEVE – VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE, CHARISMA UK LP

HALEY, BILL / COMETS – ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK, HALLMARK UK LP

HARLEY, STEVE / COCKNEY REBEL – LOVE'S A PRIMA DONNA, EMI UK LP

HENDRIX, JIMI – BAND OF GYPSIES, POLYDOR DE LP

LUX, KAZIMIERZ – MONK?, EMI NL LP Solution

MANN, MANFRED – UP THE JUNCTION (O.S.T.), MERCURY US LP

MERCOURI, MELINA – JE SUIS GRECQUE, POLYDOR DE LP

MOMUS – MURDERERS, HOPE OF WOMEN, CREATION UK 12” W/PS

MOODY BLUES – IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD, DERAM UK LP re-issue, with barcode

MORROW, BUDDY – BIG BAND BEATLEMANIA, EPIC US LP EZ

MOTT THE HOOPLE – POP CHRONIK, ISLAND DE 2LP collection

NICE, THE – ELEGY, CHARISMA UK LP

PROCOL HARUM – IN CONCERT – EDMONTON SYMPH. ORCH., CHRYSALIS DE LP

RILEY, BILLY LEE – FUNK HARMONICA!, GNP US LP EZ

ROLLING STONES – UNDER COVER, ROLLING ST DE LP insert

RUMOUR – FROGS, SPROUTS, CLOGS & KRAUTS, STIFF UK LP

RUSSELL, LEONCARNEY, PHILIPS NL LP insert

SCHULZE, KLAUS – DREAMS, THUNDERBOLT UK LP

SCRITTI POLITTI – HYPNOTIZE, VIRGIN UK 12” no PS, remixes

SCRITTI POLITTI – WORD GIRL / FLESH & BLOOD, VIRGIN UK 7” shaped pic disc

STEELEYE SPAN – INDIVIDUALLY & COLLECTIVELY, CHARISMA UK LP collection

STILLS, STEPHEN – STEPHEN STILLS 2, ATLANTIC DE LP

STRANGLERS – DREAMTIME, EPIC UK LP

SUTHERLAND BROTHERS & QUIVER – SAILING, ISLAND UK LP collection

THEODORAKIS, MIKIS – L'OTAGE, POLYDOR FR LP Live

TOWNSHEND, PETE / V.A. – WITH LOVE, MBO US LP (3rd of 3 x Townshend Meher Baba LP's)

WOOD, ROY / WIZZARD – EDDY & THE FALCONS, WARNER UK LP poster

YELLO – OH YEAH 'OH SIX – REMIXES PART 1, VERTIGO DE 12’ W/PS

CD's:

ASH RA – CORRELATIONS, VIRGIN UK CD

BATTISTI, LUCIO – E GIA, NUMERO UNO IT CD ’82

BEDFORD, DAVID – RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, VIRGIN UK CD

DURY, IAN / BLOCKHEADSLAUGHTER, JVC JPN CD kami sleeve

GLASS, PHILIP – KUNDUN (O.S.T.), NONESUCH US CD

GROUP, THE – self-titled, WB SU CD Pekka Pohjola

INXS – MYSTIFY, MERCURY DE CD5

KNOX, CHRIS – BEAT, THIRSTY EAR US CD Tall Dwarfs

LEVEL 42 – PURSUIT OF ACCIDENTS, POLYDOR UK CD re-master '07

LURIE, JOHN – MARVIN PONTIAC, STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL US CD Lounge Lizards

MacCOLL, KIRSTY – MAMBO DE LA LUNE, V2 UK CD Single; #1 of 2

MAYALL, JOHN – JOHN MAYALL PLAYS JOHN MAYALL, DECCA UK CD re

PROCOL HARUM – SOMETHING MAGIC, JVC JPN CD kami sleeve

TENPOLE TUDOR – EDDIE, OLD BOB, DICK & GARY / LET THE FOUR WINDS BLOW, STIFF UK 2CD ‘80/’81 albums + singles

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR – PRESENT, VIRGIN UK 2CD ’05 album

V.A. – VIOLIN SUMMIT, MPS DE CD jazz; Jean-Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith, Stephane Grappelli etc.

WATTS, CHARLIE – FROM ONE CHARLIE TO ANOTHER, CONTINUUM US CD jazz

WHO, THE – ENDLESS WIRE, UNIVERSAL US CD + DVD

WOBBLE, JAH – BETRAYAL, VIRGIN UK CD with 7 bonus tracks

WYATT, ROBERT – POSTCARDS FROM ITALY, SONIC BOOK CD5 + book

WYATT, ROBERT – SOLAR FLARES BURN FOR YOU, CUNIEFORM US CD

- Ron

5 Comments:

Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: SF haul

Be-Bop Deluxe: Had I known you lacked "Drastic Plastic" I would have gladly sent you my US LP. No home should be without it. Need any other Be-Bop on LP? Or are you strictly gunning for UK pressings?

John Lurie/Marvin Pontiac: A great album! Too this day Sue and I will say "Hello farmer!" for almost no good reason! Sue heard this on the "hip"
Orlando college radio upon release and bade we buy it.

Jah Wobble: I remember hearing this on the same "hip" Orlando college radio station back in 1980-81 and when I saw the CD in '95 I bit. This was a rare instance of my memory of a song being totally off. The "Betrayal" in my mind for 15-16 years was not at all bit like what I heard upon buying the disc. I like JW and enjoyed the album any way. Good naive dub. I went through a Jah Wobble phase recently with a listen to his "William Blake" album as well. I shoud have more.

Tenpole Tudor: Sue brought home The Great Rock & Roll Swindle and Eddie Tudorpole is one of the few moments of that hateful thing I'll fondly remember! I've always wanted Tenpole Tudor's stuff but I never saw it.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Trying for all UK copies - but I do not have "Live In The Air Age" at all.

Never bought Marvin Pontiac because a: not stocked anywhere in L.A. and b: wasn't sure it was John Lurie or not. All bow down to "Fishing With John", the best 3 hours you can spend in front of your TV.

Wobble - this CD is seriously out of print, I was surprised to find it! I wish there would be a CD of "Snake Charmer" and "How Much Are They?".

You can obtain the entire recorded output of Tenpole Tudor for about $10 - $12. Love the 'hits': "Wunderbar", "Three Bells In A Row", "Swords of a Thousand Men", "Throwing My Baby Out With The Bathwater" (sounds like a Rezillos title, eh?)

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Tenpole Tudor

I only have a few trax [inc. Bathwater] on UK comps. I have bought UK Ronco comps from this period [81-82] since they had gems like that!

Re: "Marvin Pontiac"

It was not until Sue bought it that I discerned that it was in fact John Lurie! And it was not stocked anywhere in L.A. yet we easily bought it in podunk Orlando??!

Re: Be-Bop Deluxe

I'd be happy to send you "Live In The Air Age" US [white] vinyl w/EP.

9:50 AM  
Blogger chas_m said...

Doing a little "catch-up" reading ...

oh my stars and garters, what a treasure trove of vinyl you have there Mr Kane!

Be-Bop were kinda hit-n-miss with me, but I mostly enjoyed them (and Bill Nelson later on). Still in my early Bee Gees re-appreciation phase -- how could it have all gone so terribly wrong later??

All of your "F" selections are good ones, and I really must try to find a "before Phil Collins sang lead" Genesis box set somewhere! They often did this in the UK back in the 90s -- package the three "best" (or in many cases, ONLY) albums of an artist/group together (w/bonus tracks!) and slap a cheap sticker on it.

I'm not especially familiar with the Steeleye Span album you got -- any good? I generally like them ...

1:01 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

And I did the majority of it with a credit slip! That's right, I traded stuff in to get new stuff!

I was never much of a Be-Bop D fan, apart from the "Kiss Of Light" 45. Now that everything's real inexpensive, I'll get it all.

Chas-san, did you get the 2CD versions of the first 3 Bee gees albums? Really massive, and great sounding 60's masters.

For Genesis, stick with the re-masters, when possible. The orig issues that got stuck in boxes for cheap were invariably "old" masters and sound...muddy...no live albums or double albums, either!

I now have 3 or 4 UK Steeleye Span LP's - all have been very good thus far. I am always amazed to find very good condition UK original LP's from the 70's - but it seems to happen with a greater frequency when you look at the folk music, per se.

8:31 AM  

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