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.