Monday, May 31, 2010

EYE ON EBAY------Late on Orientals suffer dejection

Active in the mid to late eighties Playing For Time released their only single on their own Thumbs Up label in 1989 in a pressing of 1000. Rarely seen, if at all, on ebay, this was its second appearance within a few weeks. First time out the seller, a former band member, failed to list it internationally and as that sale drew to a close he was bombarded with frustrated emails from Japan. I happily plucked it from furious Orientals at its starting price. Getting wise to the workings of ebay he listed another copy and this time reaped a bulky reward of £351.50. The C86-loving label Firestation Towers may put out a cd of unreleased material but nothing has yet been finalized.

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