Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Turntable Revolution Record Collection 29

EYE ON EBAY-----Oooooh yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh

Seller claims to have rescued this Obtainers single from Crawley tip. (I remember buying my copy in a long defunct record shop in Putney on the strength of a favourable review in the NME). Quite what he or she was doing scrambling around in such an environment one can only wonder though perhaps this will encourage legions of record collectors to get down and dirty in their local waste. I'd advise against it as there are enough wee-smelling sorts ambling around record fairs, my stamina for stinky obsessives can only extend so far; what is it with some collectors, are they afraid of soap? Anyway despite last month's Record Collector featuring this single with a price tag of £1000 the Crawley-tip crawler secures under half that, £454.

EYE ON EBAY-----Never had a haircut in his favourite shirt

Mr.Boogaloo sells some interesting private pressings. Despite spending two hours coating my fingers in stubborn dust whilst rooting through his unloved boxes of indie/powerpop singles this single by Nick Haward, Grey Day/Watching Through My Window, evaded capture. Obviously he has a secret chamber where he keeps his more interesting stuff. Nick appears to have originated from the Southwold area of Suffolk; I suspect there's a junk shop in the vicinity that's overflowing with gently crushed copies of Nick's single. Sold for £42.89, possibly because bidders confused Mr Haward with his near namesake Nick Heyward.


1 Plastics : Robot
2 Bluetrain : Land Of Gold
3 Orange : Judy Over The Rainbow
4 Blue Smarties : Sloop Buffy D
5 Velocette : Get Yourself Together
6 Fascinators : Monochrome Moan
7 Ethnobabes : Television Song
8 Fascinators : Blue Movies
9 Jumprope : Sarah Wishes
10 Tender Trap : Do You Want A Boyfriend?
11 Rogers Sisters : Les Fantaisies Sont Bien
12 Bluetrain : Because Of The Dollars
13 Deep Freeze Mice : Neuron Music
14 Vampire Weekend : Giving Up The Gun
15 Walking Floors : No Next Time
16 Gits : Too Many People
17 Escorts : Bingo
18 Playing For Time : With My Heart
19 Cavalcade : Meet You In The Rain
20 Blood Red Shoes : You Bring Me Down

Green numbers indicate new entries.