This blog was written to the sounds of…
What a lovey sunny day to listen to it too.
What we have bought this week;
1) An absolutely huge collection from a lovely chap and his sausage dog in North London. There were a few thousand LPs, 12″s and 7″s here. Lots of titles in immaculate condition as they worked in the music business. Its a collection that spans Classic Rock, Rave, Electro Pop, Indie, Rap, Reggae, House, Experimental..you name it (apart from Jazz, he kept his Jazz records!). Lots of rarities too from artists like The White Stripes, Vincent Gallo, David Bowie, Lemon Jelly, Fugees, Radiohead, The Strokes, Depeche Mode, David Axelrod, Massive Attack, REM, Beastie Boys, The Roots, Kool Keith etc. Lots of rare Noughties Indie Rock, not always expensive, but lots of small run records. There was also a lot of old school classic dance titles; from Chicago to Detroit to Manchester to Paris. Lots of really good Rave business here too; Suburban Base, DJ Hype, The Prodigy, Slipmatt, LTJ Bukem, Meat Beat Manifesto etc. Overall this is a really smashing collection; with so many great tunes. Some of them are quite rare and expensive (although I think we’ve priced those titles fairly – and loads of them have sold already so I think you guys must agree) but on average there are so many brilliant but average priced bangers.
2) Sean was down in South London (we’ve swapped now I have moved back to Kent it seems!) last week to buy part of someones collection. He had been weeding out bits from a huge collection and if the stuff we got is what he doesn’t need I want to see his other stuff! I think it was about 1500 titles in total with about 500 LPs. The LPs I saw were lots of great Classic Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae, Punk, Synth. Some really good titles from Devo, Michael Prophet, Scientist, Pentangle, The Monkees, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Barrington Levy, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Bert Jansch, Muddy Waters, Can, Jethro Tull etc. The CD’s looked excellent too – I had a look in one bag – lots of Garage comps (Pebbles, Rubble etc), Prince Buster, Serge Gainsbourg, Martin Denny etc.
3) Lots more Jazz came in this week; lots of Blue Note reissues, more UK Jazz titles (albeit cheaper ones from John Surman, Stan Tracey), Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Jimmy Smith, Etta James, Horace Silver…
4) One of our regular sellers was back with more Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Prog; Riot, Y&T, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions. I’m sure like us you love the Riot covers. I actually banged a bit of the Riot stuff on and it was wicked.
5) Some modern Rap and Trap LPs came in, some of which were super expensive; Travis Scott, Tyler The Creator etc.
6) Lots of Metal CDs in this week too; Napalm Death, Iced Earth, Deicide, Fear Factory, At The Gates, Emperor, Nile, Isis, Satyricon. You know the score!
7) I bought in huge pile of rather tatty (at times at least) Classic Rock yesterday. Lots and lots of Rod Stewart, Simon & Garfunkel, Black Sabbath, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Uriah Heap. In the pile was a fairly rare Post Punk/Minimal Synth compilation thats on the wall.
8) On the dance side a pretty steady 80’s/90’s collection came in that straddled the points in-between Rave, EBM and New Beat. Lots of European 12″s with garish covers – a lot of obscure stuff as well as a lot of Front 242!
Lots of great stuff has gone out this week too: (most of the above), a lot of Indie Rock 45s (full runs of The Coral, British Sea Power etc), Soul/Funk/Disco, Jazz, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, Grunge, Drum & Bass…
Static Shock was an absolute blast and Tom is off on a well deserved break. Many highlights for me but I really enjoyed DJing with OX and it was great to see such an amazing reception for the always incredible Warthog.
No Top Ten this week! Still waiting on a few!
Till next week!