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Here’s a list of records I’ve bought recently (all second-hand obviously). Some dubious ones!

John Foxx – Europe After The Rain 12″
Sungura Boys – Hapana Chisingapere (Zimbabwean chaps from 1985 – covers looks like 1969)
Ralph Towner – Works
Human League – Fascination 12″
Various – New Electronica – American & European Technological Innovations Vol 1
Prince – For You (got it on CD already)
Various – Sounds Of Soweto (unlike the quality Streetsounds collections, this is all dodgy 80s stuff, but it takes me back and I kinda dig it).
Taste – Live At The Isle Of White
Various (sung by Oscar Brand) – Election Songs Of The United States
Jan Garbarek – Works (keep buying stuff like this when I know I’ll hate it)
Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary 12″
Nik Kershaw – Human Racing 12″ (no excuse!)
Narrated by Robert Marshall – Americans (patriotic spoken word bollocks – still sealed)
Malcolm McLaren – Would Ya Like More Scratchin 12″ (got another version of this somewhere I think)
The Four Horsemen – Nobody Said It Was Easy (Rick Rubin produced metal boogie stuff)
Tricky Disco – Tricky Disco Remix 12″ (scratchy remix version to go with much-loved original 12″)
The Art Of Noise – Beatbox 12″ (yes!) (got several copies of the LP)
Yello – Call It Love 12″
Grace Jones – Nipple To the Bottle 12″
Gen X – Kiss Me Deadly
Japan – Quiet Life
Vanity 6 – Vanity 6
The SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me
Billy Idol – White Wedding 12″ (you can’t have too many copies of this)
Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance 12″ (another copy somewhere)
Scritti Politti – The Sweetest Girl 12″
Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens – Paris – Soweto (used to have a really good LP by this lot – probably better than this late effort).
Billy Idol – Don’t Stop 12″
Mr Men Stories – (Arthur Lowe in the house)
Spinal Tap – Spinal tap OST
Thompson Twins – Set
Parschauer Trio – World Of Life Quartet
Human League – Hard Times/Love Action 12″
Garbarek/Jarrett/Danielsson/Christensen – Belonging
The Human League – Unlimited Orchestra
Peaches – Set It Off 12″
Sheila E – The Glamorous Life
Vincente Bianchi – Misa A La Chilena (dicey Chilean tourist-fodder)
Soft Cell – The Singles
Daniel Ash – Get Out Of Control 12″
Prince – 1999 12″
ABC – Poison Arrow 12″
Junior – Mama Used To Say 12″
Lene Lovich – New Toy 12″
The Cure – The Upstairs Room 12″
Jacques Brel et al – L’Homme De La Mancha
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It Remixes12″
M – Moonlight And Muzak 12″
The Mood – Passion In Dark Rooms (dodgy 80s UK electropop)
RAF – Self Control (punishingly awful Italian pop version of the Laura Branigan outing)
Midnight Star – Engine No 9 (bought it for the haircuts)
Couchois – Couchois (terrible 70s rock – haircuts and laughably bad lyrics)
The Boss – Dancing In The USA 12″(belief-buggering German hamfisted covers medley of Springsteen hits – “Born In The USA” a particular highlight)
Freeez – I.O.U. 12″
Various – Motown Chartbusters Vol 3
Fun Boy Three – The Telephone Always Rings 12″
Propaganda – Machinery 12″
Lene Lovich – Say When 12″
Rich Kids – Ghosts Of Princes In Towers
Stories Of Larry The Lamb In Toytown
Eugene Wilde – Personality 12″
Nico – The End
Timex Social Club – Rumours 12″
X-ray Spex – Identity 7″
10CC – Rubber Bullets 7″
Japan – I Second That Emotion 7″
OMD – Enola Gay 7″
John Lennon – Nobody Told Me 7″
The Jackson 5 – Lookin’ Through The Windows 7″
Flowered Up – Its On 7″
EMF – Unbelievable 7″
Cockney Rebel – Mr. Soft 7″
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart 7″
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Want Fi Goh Rave 7″
John Cooper Clarke – Post War Glamour Girl 7″
David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes 7″ (with the stamps)
Talking Heads – Pulled Up 7″
Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket 7″
John Cooper Clarke – !Gimmix! Play Loud 7″
Hot Butter – Popcorn 7″

Plus 5 Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci CD singles that I can’t be arsed to list.

It’s not so much the quality as the quantity that’s so shameful. I think there’s only about 5 things on the list that I actually genuinely feel chuffed to have.

Posted July 25, 2002 by peteum2013 in Uncategorized

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