Monday, February 9, 2009

EYE ON EBAY--------Out of Peel's box

I think I'm correct in claiming this was one of the records that John Peel always kept in his record box. The seller, the indefatigable Ipman 13, seems unaware of this but I imagine some of the bidders weren't, driving the price up to a mouthwatering £86.54. The Galactic Symposium was from Nottingham and they tinkered with such classics as Pink Floyd's Money and that homosexual anthem YMCA. Apparently the experience is akin to listening to Brahms and Liszt simultaneously at the wrong speed. Accomplished musicians were involved but they all decided to play instruments that they hadn't mastered hence the cacophonous result. Low Down Kids released a whole LP of their disturbing music in 2005.


45 Revolutions said...

Fantastic single, and the LP doesn't disappoint either. Or does, depending.

(Another example of eBay bidders being Google-blind, by the way: I have a copy of the single for sale for less than that eBay price. Don't no-one know how to Google, or have I missed something and splashing surplus cash is the new black...?)

Rupert Cook said...

I always use Google before I bid on something. I usually get directed to various Japanese sites which I cannot decipher and which may or may not be selling the record in question.