Ocean Songs

Ahoy there!

Hope you are all well. Sorry about the delay in getting this one out to you – I was moving back down to Kent.

Currently listening to this (which I got from Low Company) and looking out to sea:

I was only in for a few days last week but those two days were very hectic – and I’ve been told its been pretty much the same all week. Monday was a really mad one in particular!

Heres what we bought this week:

1) Absolutely massive Reggae and Soul collection. Thousands of records!! Lots of very good classic LPs from people like Eek-A-Mouse, Barrington Levy, Israel Vibration, Junior Delgado, Bob Marley etc. Then loads and loads of wicked Lovers Rock 12″s. Some really cool obscure ones too. From the super rare and expensive to the cheap and interesting. Some top Dancehall records too – both on 45 and 12″. I finally got a Sensi Addict on a single – I know its not hard to get I just never saw one!! Loads of cheaps in this lot too – so check the Bargain Reggae for a bargain!! There was also an incredibly rare Mariah Carey LP in here.

2) At the same time that all that was coming in I was buying in a seriously wicked CD collection off one of my friends (the same friend that sold in the amazing Metal CD collection several months ago). This time it was the D-Beat, Japanese Hardcore, Swedish Hardcore, Mangel, Burning Spirits stuff. With some War Metal thrown in for good measure! As always everything was in top condition. Lots and lots of very rare Japanese CDs too. Artists like: G.I.S.M., Lip Cream, Outo, Disclose, Kuro, Blasphemy, Archgoat, Anti-Cimex, The Shitlickers, Gai, Confuse, Totalitar, Black Witchery, Death Side etc. Amazing to see these come through a shop – not an everyday occurrence!!

3) Also at the same time the main man Duncan was buying in a really nice (and super clean) Classic Rock collection! Lots of really decent titles – Classic, but more on the Progressive side of things. So Jimi Hendrix, Hawkwind, Genesis, Yes, Traffic, Neil Young, King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd. It really looked like some of these were unplayed they were in that nice condition.

4) Two absolutely amazing Jungle/Hardcore collections came in this week. One was about 40 classic titles on Formation/Reinforced/Metalheadz/Moving Shadow. Some serious smashers here – all well played but play fine. The other collection was seriously one of the best collections in that style we have had in for ages. Check the pictures on our Instagram. Several hundred; including so many banging rare white labels and small pressings. Tom & Jerry, Roni Size, Point Blank, Ratty, Sunshine Productions, Orca, Adam F, Tayla, LTJ Bukem, M Beat, DJ Vibes, Slipmatt, From The Man Like Pennywise, DJ SS, Krome & Time, DJ Spinback, Bizzy B, Naughty Naughty, DJ Gwange, Remarc, DJ SY, PFM, Doc Scott, Ruff With The Smooth, Darkman, DJ Crystl etc. These are absolutely flying out. Check out very own Oxman playing at the Rupture this weekend with Crystl, DJ Lee and our mate Tim Reaper.

5) Sean was out at a collection on Friday. The chap had been in the shop with his grandson months before and was happy with the offer so had us round to look at the rest. Several thousand unplayed (and a lot of promos) Classic Rock, Pop, Soul, Disco records. From the 60s to the early 90s. I put loads of pictures up from the Soul side on the Insta. Loads of sealed titles too. There were also some really rare Iron Maiden bits in here.

6) As I was moving I sold in loads of records myself: Autopsy, MF Doom, Graham Collier, Throbbing Gristle, Kraftwerk, Youth Of Today, Equinox, DJ Seduction, Deathprod, Dr Strangley Strange, Proclamation, Sex Pistols, Ennio Morricone, Bjork, Stars Of The Lid…. sometimes you just gotta let go!!!

7) Loads more wicked Punk came in this week too – mostly 45s.

It was a pleasure to have the almighty Billy Bunter and the Fat Controller in the shop this week!!!

No TOP TEN this week – waiting on about 25 though so keep your eyes peeled.

I’ll leave you with this for now as it seems pretty appropriate!