Monday, January 31, 2011

EYE ON EBAY-----Off the beaten cycle path

More musical malarkey from one of the Desperate Bicycles, this time Dan Electro, trading under the name Dayshift. Missed out on this one so I've yet to enjoy this dose of delightful insanity. Sold for £52.87.

EYE ON EBAY----The gentle rain of charity falleth upon my head.

Picked this Hot Rain single up in a charity shop about a year ago for £1. Based, I believe, in Southport, they made pleasant indiepop which has traces of the Prefab Sprout minus the arch lyrics. So a little pallid for some tastes, yet this achieved a reasonable return for seller Modboy of £37.

EYE ON EBAY----No Way I''m spending that much

Expect to pay £332 for the No Way single and you would. Possibly the fact that this tasty morsel was signed by three members of the band helped encourage a high return for the seller. Maybe if the reluctant fourth member signed the sleeve the seller might have made more.


Unknown indie effort from some bunch who call themselves Living With Robert. Three ditties called Close To Me/Won't Be Around/Times They Are A-Changin', the last possibly a cover of the Dylan classic. This was released in 1987 on Big Home Productions. Sold for £30.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

EYE ON EBAY---------Expensive angels

Having not yet located the Holy Grail this will have to suffice as a replacement which, in indiepop circles, it most certainly is. The Wee Cherubs supped from a similar chalice to fellow Scots Orange Juice if a little more anaemic in sound but that might be down to the rather primitive production. The single was released on Bogaten, according to the catalogue number the second release on said label, so what was the first? Apparently, due to lack of sales, several hundred copies of the single were dumped so estimates vary about how many exist but I'd guess around 600. Having won the single a few weeks back for a hefty £381 I was mildly miffed to see this copy undercut my winning bid by £16 (for those lacking a mathematical brain the sale price was £365). Listening to it I almost conjured up my former malnutritioned indie kid self though once it ended I noted that my middle age protuberance still jutted gently outward. If you wish to hear unreleased Wee Cherubs stuff plus Dreaming get yourself off to Youtube.

EYE ON EBAY----Dose of double Duffy?

Mickey Rourke's Fridge was not only a home to the mighty Hey Paulette but also The Dadas from Dublin. Their 12" contained three songs Mercy Mercy/Skyscrapers/Maybe. This may have been long past its best before date, circa 1992, but bidders still had an appetite for it; it sold for £92.