Thrift Store Records
4-22-09 Thrift Store Records
A woman where I work recently heard that I liked phonograph records. She offered to give me all of “her” old records. The majority of the stuff was what I classify as “Thrift Store Records” – old Christmas LP’s, some easy listening, some beat-up original US Beatles LP’s, Herb Alpert etc. But there must’ve been somebody younger in her household, as there were some unusual records, too.
The keepers were:
BROWN, JAMES – JAMES BROWN MEDLEY, POLYDOR CAN PDSX 2288 12" 985 5 TRKS with pic sleeve, R&B
LP 1969 10 TRKS
DYLAN, BOB - GREATEST HITS,
KCL 2663 LP 1966? 10 TRK Collection,
MORRISSEY – SUEDEHEAD, SIRE
12" 1988 3 TRKS with pic sleeve
O.S.T. – EASY RIDER, DUNHILL
LP 1970 10 TRKS Various Artists
REED, LOU – ROCK AND ROLL HEART, ARISTA
LP 1976 12 TRKS
The most unusual record in the shopping bags of “Thrift Store Records” that I was given: Alien Sex Fiend “Now I’m Feeling Zombified”. I honestly can’t imagine the woman who gave me these records having that played in her home.
I can defend each of the 6 ‘keepers’ – All of the ones I kept were in decent shape. Always been a bit of a fan of James Brown, and a mid-80’s “Medley” could definitely be interesting, as it’s early enough to not be a “techno” remix. I was a fan of CCR at the time, and it’s fairly nostalgic for me to revisit them on vinyl occasionally. Quite unusual to find a mono copy of Bob Dylan “Greatest Hits”, alas – the poster is long gone. If I was only going to own one Morrissey record, it would be “Suedehead”. Always amused to find old soundtracks, and “Easy Rider” is no exception. I recently got a Japanese CD of this title! And finally, dear old Lou Reed…
When I was about 13 or 14, I got the self-titled Lou Reed LP that had the song “
So, this bag of “Thrift Store Records” has really expanded my experience – I now own records by both Morrissey and Lou Reed!