Friday, October 31, 2008

TURNTABLE REVOLUTION TOP 20 oct10

1 Friends Of The Bride : You Can't Take Him Anywhere
2 Friends Of The Bride : So....You Think You Can Dance?
3 School : Let It Slip
4 Milky Wimpshake : Itchy Feet On A Tuesday Night
5 Stricken City : Tak O Tak
6 Vivian Girls : Tell The World
7 Friends Of The Bride : Buckle Up! Sunshine
8 Desperate Bicycles : Skill
9 Discount Chiefs : Trumpets Will Blow
10 Shapiros : Gone By Fall
11 Northern Portrait : The Fallen Aristocracy
12 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
13 Los Campesinos : My Year In Lists
14 Tiberius' Minnows : Time Flies
15 Ladyhawke : Paris Is Burning
16 Clientele : What Goes Up
17 Gobblinz : London
18 Able : Regressing To Sixteen
19 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
20 Cindy And The Barbi Dolls : In Silence

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Monday, October 27, 2008



Just because I'm old it doesn't mean I know all the answers. The Scavenger is confused by a cryptic clue about some obscure jazz artist in the Record Collector crossword. The first day of our fortnight of record scavenging in Brighton, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Here we are in Snooper's Paradise in Brighton. Noticing the odd stray grey hair the girlfriend thinks it's time I took to the golf course, a more suitable middle aged pursuit than rifling through old records. Unfortunately this is not a follow up to Tina Charles' show stopper Dr.Love.
Trying to create a little mystery I hide behind a cool record sleeve. It's cool because it's got the fabulous sixties girl band the Orchids on it and Louise Cordet. Please ignore the Bachelors.

Posing outside Anarchy before the girlfriend departs for tea and muffin at the nearby cafe. I'm still stupidly happy at finding one of the records ( Razorblade Smile ) I released on my label fifteen years ago but I refused to buy it as I still have 20 unsold copies at home. Instead I buy records by Mecca Normal and Eva Luna.

The Scavenger's arthritic knees are testament to his passion for plastic. Here I am thrilled at finding a Milky Wimpshake LP which I already own on vile CD. There is so much vintage dust in Anarchy that old miners visit it for nostalgic purposes.

Hit the north. I had the girlfriend working hard to get this shot. After four failed attempts I slowed down to a reckless 20 miles an hour.


This picture is dedicated to my old scarf which I lost in Oxford a week later. Of minor interest is the Eva Luna record I found in the Broomhill Oxfam, Sheffield.

Our spoils from Nottingham and Sheffield. This will either illustrate our diverse taste or complete lack of it. Disclaimer: the Mrs insisted we purchase Rodney Allen Rippy, nothing to do with me.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

TURNTABLE REVOLUTION TOP 20 oct 3

1 Friends Of The Bride : You Can't Take Him Anywhere
2 Friends Of The Bride : So....You Think You Can Dance?
3 Milky Wimpshake : Itchy Feet On A Tuesday Night
4 Desperate Bicycles : Skill
5 Vivian Girls : Tell The World
6 Discount Chiefs : Trumpets Will Blow
7 Shapiros : Gone By Fall
8 Friends Of The Bride : Buckle Up! Sunshine
9 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
10 Tiberius' Minnows : Time Flies
11 Able : Regressing To Sixteen
12 Clientele : What Goes Up
13 Los Campesinos : My Year In Lists
14 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
15 Stricken City : Tak O Tak
16 Uncool Danceband : Jacqueline
17 Ladyhawke : Paris Is Burning
18 Tearjerkers : Love Affair
19 Northern Picture Library : Paris
20 Sea Urchins : Summershine

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

WHAT I WON ON EBAY

A Welsh nugget that I missed several months back finally came into my possession. Very much in the spirit of the experimental storm that swept through independent releases after the exertions of punk became wearisome for some, One On The Clapometer would have ensured 89 on the clapometer once my hands got busy. This had sold for over £30 in the past so I was pleased to snare it for under half that. What household doesn't need a sociopathic version of As Time Goes By? A dull one.

WHAT I LOST ON EBAY

I was never really in the running for the Beyond The Implode single as its sale price
exceeded £160. I've seen it stumble over the £100 mark which is about its worth.
The seller decided on a crazy shipping price of £16 due to insurance, declaring
to customs and other such rigmarole. I can't decide whether he's a pristine
example of a law abiding citizen or a rip off merchant. This single is not the
Holy Grail for me, that's still the Evening Outs, but it's the equivalent of
one of the legs off of Arthur's round table.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=270279387022

EYE ON EBAY

In the last month those architects of the jejune Joy Division have been exercising their cultdom
all over ebay. A big fuss was caused over this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=110299705537.

A nice little earner for the seller though not the equal to this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=150293332813

34 bids and not one of them was mine. I'm sure it'll break into four figures one day. But until I can perfect my design for a fold up car I'm out of any future bidding frenzy on these essential
JD ephemera.

TURNTABLE REVOLUTION TOP 20 sept 26

1 Milky Wimpshake : Itchy Feet On A Tuesday Night
2 Friends Of The Bride : You Can't Take Him Anywhere
3 Desperate Bicycles : Skill
4 Friends Of The Bride : So.....You Think You Can Dance?
5 Tiberius' Minnows : Time Flies
6 Shapiros : Gone By Fall
7 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
8 Clientele : What Goes Up
9 Discount Chiefs : Trumpets Will Blow
10 Able : Regressing To Sixteen
11 Tearjerkers : Love Affair
12 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
13 Vivian Girls : Tell The World
14 Uncool Danceband : Jacqueline
15 Los Campesinos : My Year In Lists
16 Northern Picture Library : Paris
17 Ladyhawke : Paris Is Burning
18 BTP Folders : All Of A Sudden
19 Sea Urchins : Summershine
20 Friends Of The Bride : Buckle Up! Sunshine

Green numbers indicate new entries.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rupert

Rupert is busy at the moment, but will be back.

The Deirdres - Milk Is Politics

Thursday, October 2, 2008

TURNTABLE REVOLUTION TOP 20 sept19

1 Milky Wimpshake : Itchy Feet On A Tuesday Night
2 Alphabeat : Boyfriend
3 Desperate Bicycles : Skill
4 Tiberius' Minnows : Time Flies
5 Clientele : What Goes Up
6 Northern Picture Library : Paris
7 Shapiros : Gone By Fall
8 Uncool Danceband : Jacqueline
9 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart : Come Saturday
10 Friends Of The Bride : You Can't Take Him Anywhere
11 Able : Regressing To Sixteen
12 Tearjerkers : Love Affair
13 Vivian Girls : Tell The World
14 BTP Folders : All Of A Sudden
15 Friends Of The Bride : So....You Think You Can Dance?
16 Reacta : SUS
17 Sea Urchins : Summershine
18 Fauves : Tortured Soul
19 Pylon : Crazy
20 Discount Chiefs : Trumpets Will Blow

Green numbers indicate new entries.