Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Chocolate Morning Is The Best Way To Start The Day

A Chocolate Morning released two records, this 12" and a 7", which in my view has the stronger songs. They came from Glasgow, Scotland and had a distinct psychedelic tinge which is more to the fore on the 12" which was released in 1991. Rarely appearing on ebay this generated enough interest to propel it to a final price of £113.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Who On Earth...........

Where On Earth apparently came from the Norfolk area and released this 12" in 1989 comprising of four tracks, Love And War, Penny To Give, Heartbeat Out Of Time and Long Way To Heaven. Seller yekserves, who also sold the single below, made another killing with this which sold for £167. A mysterious combo who until now seemed to have made no ripple in the history of pop.


Three Little Piggies Went To Market And Made A Fortune

I fancied a punt on this but the spiraling cost kept my inner collector caged. I know nothing about Three Little Piggies but it seems some do as this single sold for a staggering £238.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

An extremely rare gooey confection of gorgeousness this outfit released in 1987 and then promptly melted into obscurity. The Meltations consisted of the wonderfully named Helico Van der Ploeg, Andrew Newcombe, Matthew Graham and John Penfold. The single was recorded at Goldsmiths College, London. This rarely appears on ebay and when it does it can sell for over £200. The killer track is the a side and if you wish to hear it visit the Cloudberry records blog where this and other delights await. Like the man in the Milk Tray adverts they deliver their goods under cover of darkness and leave no trace. Who were they?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Eden-out of the garden

After two sales of over £100 I snap up the Eden lp for under £20. I was late coming to the pleasures of this band but once I'd bitten the apple I got a taste for their fruity indiepop. I'd won a three track single a few months ago with stand out track Confusion but failed to secure their other single which cropped up a few weeks later. No matter as all the tracks from that single feature on Celeste. Who were they? Very little info on any of the releases I have. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200764925862?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_1287

Monday, May 7, 2012

And So To Bed-----------Put to sleep early

And So To Bed released one 7" in the mid eighties which has been on my wants list for a few years and turns up on ebay. Happy days until the listing is ended early by the greedy seller. So has anyone got a copy of this elusive single for sale?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cheap travel in Venice assured

Mysterious band from Stafford with a ridiculous name. Previously I wondered whether a bad band name can be an indicator of musical ability. I Know A Gondola Punter are a capable bunch if a little raucous; I'm actually listening to them now having bought the record in Rough Trade about 25 years ago. I think John Peel played them but then he played everything. Credit for them attempting to rhyme acropolis with knees. As you may have surmised there's a streak of humour about their business which leaves you believing you've finally found the missing link between The Fall and I Ludicrous; a link which you never realized you were hunting for. Released on Plop records in 1988 on 10" the Oo Bang Jingly Jang ep contained five songs Mary/Ich Bin/Dance/Shekan/Milk Tray Man. Sold for £90.

Tomato-smelling bloodstains

Can a decent tune hide behind a terrible name? I wasn't prepared to pay £68 to find out which is what the Karpet Ketchup single on Newspaper records sold for. Allegedly C86-sounding it was actually released in 1985. Two smart lads adorn the cover; their look stokes my suspicions that this probably sounds closer to Rick Astley than Friends Again. The songs are When The Penny Drops/Deep Inside.