Wednesday, October 14, 2009

EYE ON EBAY-------Tiny riot

A minor scuffle and this raucous classic by the Mekons sells for a penny over £27. I remember buying Never Been In A Riot in Rough Trade some thirty years back and being overwhelmed by its potent racket.

EYE ON EBAY-----An early Spring

From damp and dreary Scotland came April Showers and, their name notwithstanding, their single had all the sunny gorgeousness of Aztec Camera or Friends Again at their most uplifting. Even with Chrysalis behind it this single drowned without a trace. Valued in the 2008 RRPG at £100 it collected the seller 20% of that. I found my copy in Marylebone High Street Oxfam for 99p.

EYE ON EBAY------Queue getting smaller

This faux jazzy pop number from Queue Dance would have had feet tapping in a wine bar in 1987 but in 2009 fingers were almost still on keyboards as this sold for a meagre £17.57. Has sold for twice that in the past.


1 Two People : Let's Raise Murder
2 Distant Cousins : Concrete Boxes
3 Dodos : Blind To Fiction
4 Single File : Out In The Traffic
5 What To Wear : We're The Martians Now
6 Beware The Dog : Madam
7 L Kage : My Head's On Fire
8 Lost Boys : Who Are The Meek Ones?
9 Venom : Later On
10 Peppelkade 14 : Hour After Hour
11 Home And Abroad : Alison (Please Don't Fall)
12 Moving Targets : The Boys Own
13 Felt Tips : My Girlfriend Tried To Run Me Over
14 Pete Green : Best Band Supported By "Shockwaves"
15 White Town : A New Surprise
16 Help Stamp Out Loneliness : Record Shop
17 Manhattan Love Suicides : Kessler Syndrome
18 Sister Rain : Window Cowboys
19 English McCoy : Give Me Something To Believe In
20 Absent Friends : Stand Up And Fight

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