This week we have had even more wicked records being sold in. Firstly we had the start of a huge old school rap and electro collection. This included loads of imports of proper US electro records including titles from Unknown DJ, The Egyptian Lover, Man Parrish and The World Class Wreckin’ Crew. It also included a lot of Miami Bass titles and some classic 90’s titles from artists like Ice Cube. This is just the tip of the iceberg with this collection, so its worth coming in to check whats going out as often as you can!
Yesterday I went to a small collection up in Essex which had a few titles that almost rivalled some of the rarities we got last week. The rarest title has to be the Will Malone LP. There are said to only be 200 copies of this record out there (and many of them could have been thrown away or damaged by now). It’s a really nice album, with a beautiful sleeve. This has a few marks but plays pretty well and is priced accordingly!
As well as the Will Malone he had some big records by Cressida, Jimmy Campbell, Stack Waddy e.t.c. He also had a Mono first pressing of Please, Please Me!
Just yesterday we also had a decent copy of the ultra rare Orange Juice 7″ “Falling & Laughing” on the Postcard label. This copy comes in the original sleeve and with the flexi, but missing the postcard. This record goes for a lot of money, and if you ask me its totally worth it!
To celebrate all of the most excellent Beatles related items coming in recently our very own Beatles expert, Sean Jackson, has compiled an all Beatles Top Ten!
Aggressive/Avant Beatles related Top 10.
- I’m Talking About You (from The Beatles Live At The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, 1962). Beer and Preludin. Bum notes rule. John repeatedly invites sundry audience members to go away, though in rather more robust language.
- Cambridge 1969 (from Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions). The audience reportedly unamused to find that Yoko had brought one of the Fabs with her. John plays pure feedback. The final few minutes, by which time Danish free-jazzer John Tchicai has joined proceedings, sound like the gates of hell have opened. All good fun.
- Helter Skelter (from the White Album). Nuff said.
- I Found Out (from John Lennon Plastic Ono Band). Wherein John hates you.
- Piggies (from the White Album). Wherein George hates you.
- Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Baby Carriage All Over The City (from Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band). Killer “tune”.
- Long Tall Sally (from the Beatles Live At Candlestick Park, 1966) The last song at what they all knew would be their last public performance. Paul’s vocal shreds, and then the tape runs out after a minute.
- Working Class Hero (from John Lennon Plastic Ono Band). Wherein John continues to hate you.
- Revolution 9 (from the White Album). If you are into 1960s electronic avant business (and fair enough if you aren’t), for my money (Scotch pound notes, as you ask) this is as good as anything by the big boys of the genre. Now leave me alone.
- I Saw Her Standing There (from Please Please Me). Everyone knows the Ramones were named after Paul McCartney’s stage name back in the pre-fame days. And so everyone should know what “1-2-3-4” means in this context.