GENESIS The Carpet Crawlers. 1974 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including The Waiting Room (Evil Jam). This single was never released in a picture sleeve, so housed within a plain die-cut paper sleeve.
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Came back from L.A a few Gabor Szabo lps deeper. Never a bad thing, need em all. Stories on Sunday.
LISTEN: Gabor Szabo – Mizrab
THE WHO Summer Of ‘79. Rare 1979 UK 32 page 12" x 8" tour programme, featuring plenty of colour and black & white photographs of the group and information text. The cover displays only light signs of wear or age and has no rips or tears, alsoincluding a ticket stub for the 17th November show at New Bingley Hall in Stafford.
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Found this one at a record fair recommended by Andrew Andrew J Rossiter of ORG Music. Delicious Vinyl, Ninja Tune and Brainfeeder were there as well as a few folks with used stacks. This one was spinning out of a silver trailer which housed a small portable record shop named Box Records. I don’t come across much Eek-A-Mouse so I literally bought it off the turntable. That was cool. Delicious Pizza, the actual pizza? Ghetto slice.
LISTEN: Eek-A-Mouse: WA-DO-DEM
Quincy Jones , feat. Little Richard, Roberta Flack, Doug Kershaw, Don Elliott Voices – Dollar$ (Music From The Original Motion Picture Sound Track)
Reprise Records – 2051, Reprise Records – MS 2051
Just a matter of time before I tracked it down, one of those holes in the collection that just hasn’t filled until now. Amoeba gold, again.
LISTEN: Quincy Jones – Money Runner
When I began replacing my FZ cds for wax I’d convinced myself I didn’t need most of his 80s output, only Jazz From Hell and the classical record he did with London Symphony Orchestra. I was wrong, of course. I’ve been buying em whenever I see them priced reasonably, Zappa people have very big eyes. Saw a copy at Amoeba Hollywood, seemed like a perfect place to buy the album with “Valley Girl” on it. Plus, Vai’s impossible guitar parts…
LISTEN: Frank Zappa – Valley Girl
Last dig on the last stop of the L.A. Record Crawl. BOOM! A clean original pressing, courtesy of Permanent Records. The hip hop section of the VJ Archive still has a ways to go before it reaches a level I’m satisfied with; finally getting my hands on some Eric B. & Rakim is a major step forward. Now I gotta find some Pete Rock….
Eric B. & Rakim – Follow The Leader
More loot from last week’s L.A. Record Crawl. I’ve long read about how reviled “Trans” was among Neil Young fans, especially upon its release. Think “Man Metal Machine” or “Lulu” in terms of blowback by the fanbase who want the same record every year. This is a first needledrop for me after finding a clean copy at Amoeba Hollywood. I hear Giorgio Moroder and Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Daft Punk in terms of the sound stew, and I can’t find fault in any of it. It’s not “Harvest” or “Tonight’s The Night”, is that a bad thing? In fact, the 80’s electro reboot of “Mr. Soul” sounds pretty damn sweet. Not sure Neil Young knows how to make a bad record, even if it doesn’t sound like you want it to. Big score and big discovery for me, happy to include in the Neil stacks of the VJ Archive. Now if could find a copy of “Arc/Weld” and “Dead Man”… They also don’t fit the mold and they’re also both awesome. Neil Young doesn’t care what you or I think, he will do what he wants and we will eventually come around. It’s worked so far, hasn’t it?
Neil Young- Mr. Soul