Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EYE ON EBAY------A mixed-up kid returns.

Responsible for one of the great powerpop singles, The Original-Mixed Up Kid, the Various Artists LP has surfaced after years of hiding. This is most certainly the reissue that appeared a few years ago. Nothing as startling as their solo single lurks within. Not sure this ever got a proper release back in 1981. Final sale price of £56.05 after 27 bids would have left me wincing if I hadn't bought my copy at a record fair a few months ago for £10.


1 Cavalcade : Meet You In The Rain
2 Betty And The Werewolves : David Cassidy
3 Ethnobabes : My Friend Ann
4 Cavalcade : This Silent Town
5 Bassholes : Moody
6 Hardy Boys : Wonderful Lie
7 Tin Openers : Set Me Free
8 Colenso Parade : Fontana Eyes
9 Escorts : Bingo
10 Dubious Brothers : The Dog Ate My Poll Tax Form
11 Collapsible Deckchairs : William Shakespeare
12 Hardy Boys : Let The World Smother You
13 Cradleyard : Alone
14 Blood Red Shoes : It's Getting Boring By The Sea
15 Dubious Brothers : By The Light Of A Cynical Moon
16 Allo, Darlin' : The Polaroid Song
17 Kick Inside : Oh,Vanity
18 Some Average Prophecy : Tie Me To The Railway Line
19 Hardy Boys : Plink Plonk Fizz
20 Cavalcade : Voices

Green numbers indicate new entries.

EYE ON EBAY------Dessert reaches price ceiling

Before Blancmange began wowing eighties popkids with such hits as Living On The Ceiling and Waves they were involved in an experimental adventure they prosaically called Irene And Mavis. What would the old ladies in the laundarette pictured on the sleeve have made of it? "Put it back in the wash, dear", they might have said. It's minimal madness that belongs on Industrial records. I can assure you of this as I snapped up a copy from a generous dealer for £20 about two years ago. It sells on ebay for £88.96.

EYE ON EBAY-----A message to you, Rudi

Pete Newnham's Rudi zooms into three figures and halts at £131. If you're itching to hear the A side I point you towards Bored Teenagers Volume 5 comp on Bin Liner. Plenty of other bruising punk wails to enjoy by the likes of the Negatives, Blitz, Rezizters and the Rats.