Saturday, September 20, 2008


Atgreatfm also sold the Bracknell ep by Infra Red Helicopters. It went for a respectable £49.88.
I'd say that was slightly too high a price but winner Tecnostation obviously disagrees. The single attracted my attention at the last November record fair at Olympia but I passed on it. It was half the ebay price so I have instructed my right foot what to do to my left ankle.


Will ebay be flooded with the Clive Culbertson single Time To Kill after it sold for an astonishing £152? This is the Rip Off release, not the later Logo version. Both failed to ensnare that fickle beast fame and poor Clive remained on the fringes of the music scene for many years. The seller was atgreatfm, a formidable Greek collector who I've tussled with in the past; specifically over the Bullseye single and I lost. Warning: in an auction atgreatfm never gives up.


1 Milky Wimpshake : Itchy Feet On A Tuesday Night
2 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
3 Northern Picture Library : Paris
4 Uncool Danceband : Jacqueline
5 Desperate Bicycles : Skill
6 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
7 Clientele : What Goes Up
8 BTP Folders : All Of A Sudden
9 Tiberius' Minnows : Time Flies
10 Pylon : Crazy
11 Fauves : Tortured Soul
12 Tearjerkers : Love Affair
13 Sea Urchins : Summershine
14 Vivian Girls : Tell The World
15 Tagmemics : Chimneys
16 Shapiros : Gone By Fall
17 Summer Cats : Lonely Planet
18 Thieves : Soul Thief
19 Able : Regressing To Sixteen
20 Indelicates : America

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


1 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
2 Northern Picture Library : Paris
3 Uncool Danceband : Jacqueline
4 BTP Folders : All Of A Sudden
5 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
6 Tagmemics : Chimneys
7 Fauves : Tortured Soul
8 Pylon : Crazy
9 Sea Urchins : Summershine
10 Summer Cats : Lonely Planet
11 Desperate Bicycles : Skill
12 Thieves : Soul Thief
13 Astronauts : Back Soon
14 Tearjerkers : Love Affair
15 Ting Tings : Shut Up And Let Me Go
16 Indelicates : America
17 Clientele : What Goes Up
18 Vivian Girls : Tell The World
19 Exhibit A : Distance
20 Gobblinz : Communique

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Monday, September 15, 2008


I have half of this double pack, unfortunately not the half with Joy Division's contribution. If only I'd bought it at the time, I can't think why I didn't. Anyway there seems to be a bootleg (at least it appears to be) floating around which is available on ebay for under £20. Or £165 will get you the original with all the inserts.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


1 BTP Folders : All Of A Sudden
2 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
3 Fauves : Tortured Soul
4 Tagmemics : Chimneys
5 Summer Cats : Lonely Planet
6 Sea Urchins : Summershine
7 Northern Picture Library : Paris
8 Thieves : Soul Thief
9 Uncool Danceband : Jacqueline
10 Astronauts : Back Soon
11 Pylon : Crazy
12 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
13 Ting Tings : Shut Up And Let Me Go
14 Indelicates : America
15 Gobblinz : Communique
16 Pathetix : Love In Decay
17 Exhibit A : Distance
18 Newpolitans : Duck Town
19 Vivian Girls : Wild Eyes
20 Penny Candles : Memory Box

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Turntable Revolution Record Collection 16


My old ebay sparring partner Atichon bites on a Meltations single for a staggering £85. It's one of those rarities championed by Tweenet. I just sat and watched this one go,barely an itch in my trigger finger.


A tidy £52.50 ensured someone snapped up Chloroform by the Bleach Boys. Not as fierce as their later release, Stocking-Clad Nazi Death Squad Bitches.


1 Fauves : Tortured Soul
2 BTP Folders : All Of A Sudden
3 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
4 Sea Urchins : Summershine
5 Tagmemics : Chimneys
6 Astronauts : Back Soon
7 Ting Tings : Shut Up And Let Me Go
8 Summer Cats : Lonely Planet
9 Gobblinz : Communique
10 Indelicates : America
11 Exhibit A : Distance
12 Pylon : Crazy
13 Pathetix : Love In Decay
14 Thieves : Soul Thief
15 Newpolitans : Duck Town
16 Penny Candles : Memory Box
17 Vivian Girls : Wild Eyes
18 Lucky Soul : Add Your Light To Mine Baby
19 Wave Pictures : Strange Fruit For David
20 Tuxedo Moon : Pinheads On The Move

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Street People's Personal Values EP sells for £103.25. They came from Scotland and the single rarely crops up. 45 Revolutions declares it to be an impressive effort. I'll have to take their word for it as I failed to win it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


The Cancer Research, Streatham. What splendid objects of desire lurked within....................

"Howard's Way, it's bloody Howard's Way." Useful for obscuring the ugly things in life.
We find a gem in the Streatham Oxfam. Elliott Smith's XO on vinyl. It gave me the three chin smile.

Who will save us from this giant green bird?

We're back in East Sheen again. This harmless chazzer houses an inferno of a record as you are about to see.......................

This is the kind of insurrectionary filth the middle class kids of East Sheen were listening to back in the eighties.
Come on then if you think you're hard enough. "Who had the no.1 version of the Star Wars theme?" That must be in the US because it only got to no.7 here. 30 pence, the bargain of the day.

After being turfed out of the Cancer Research we wander the streets until we spy this unexpected island of tat outside the cinema. Note the wariness of the woman about to cross the road, she's seen our camera and she fears she's about to become another victim of the surveillance society.

Here we are at the Cats Rescue stall. I was not allowed to buy a miniature model of a Route Master bus despite my plea of "Think of the cats, think of the cats", so I consoled myself by caressing some terrible records.

Streatham's murderous roads will not deter the Scavenger.

Galway and Mancini, flutes and strings. We just didn't have the courage to buy it.
Formed from the ashes of the Room this is a great Benny Profane 12". Discovered snugly cosying up to some Mission 12" 's. Bauhaus, Family Cat and some goth compilation featuring Every New Dead Ghost to be played only after dark were also unearthed in the new arrivals section.

A 12" on Peasant's Revolt Records. Unfortunately it features a Chumbawamba track. That'll get a dousing with a jug of water when I get home. Also discover Dragon's Revenge by Anhrefn. Love the dragon which reminds me, isn't the Welsh flag the best?

We sign a petition to save the Missing Persons' shop in East Sheen. If it shuts who will find the missing? Inside we find nothing but an America LP from the late 70's. We send it packing on a horse with no name.

What glorious baubles await inside................................

Get me the number of that window cleaner.
What a haul. Barnados has a rich selection of LP's I already own. Except the Steeleye Span which I rejected.
Discovered in Barnados, East Sheen, Stomu Yamashta's East Wind. That reflection effect
is down to my camera operative. She's on half pay from now on.