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The Countdown 5 - Uncle Kirby (From Brazil)
posted a review of The Countdown 5 - Uncle Kirby (From Brazil). about 1 month ago
Texas garage bands usually cranked out some raw n ruff-edged numbers. But this song is a brilliant facsimile of UK style freakbeat pop with an amazingly catchy melody, great production and suitably strange lyrics, almost veering into toytown territory.
Derek & Clive - Ad Nauseum
posted a review of Derek & Clive - Ad Nauseum. 6 months ago
Appalling stuff, dredging the bottom of a flithy barrel of crudity. The only problem is, it's very funny.
submitted Various - 20 Great Country Recordings Of The 50's And 60's. 6 months ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. 7 months ago
The Byrds - The Byrds
posted a review of The Byrds - The Byrds. 7 months ago
Curious budget artefact with tracks from all eras of the Byrds career. I've got two copies but I couldn't tell you why. Sound quality is a bit crammed but you can't knock the music. Great to have Chestnut Mare on a 7" and nice to see a group shot... See full review
篠崎史子* - ハープの個展 = Music Now for Harp
posted a review of 篠崎史子* - ハープの個展 = Music Now for Harp. 7 months ago
Spectral album of avant harp playing from the outer limits. If you like Derek Bailey you might like this. Intriguing recording.
Seekersinternational* - Dub Displacement Dynamite!
submitted Seekersinternational* - Dub Displacement Dynamite!. 7 months ago
Tony Oxley - Ichnos
posted a review of Tony Oxley - Ichnos. 7 months ago
Be nice to find this one for £1 in the wild. Sigh. Never been reissued apparently either.
Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heures Du Matin / 7 A.M.
posted a review of Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heures Du Matin / 7 A.M.. 7 months ago
No, that's a boot too . . . . .
XTC
posted a review of XTC. 7 months ago
Saw XTC in 1978 at Brighton Top Rank. I got their autographs and sellotaped them to my copy of White Music. Years later I swapped it for a Paul McCartney autograph. I don't know why, I don't even like Paul McCartney.
The Fall - Rehearsal Early '77 (Vol.1)
posted a review of The Fall - Rehearsal Early '77 (Vol.1). 7 months ago
Found one of these recently in Barnsley. Excellent quality audio, bit of drop-out on Psycho Mafia but nothing serious. Both sides really good. States 'Rehearsal Tapes Vol 1' on rear sleeve but did any further volumes appear.
Various - The Psychedelic Journey
posted a review of Various - The Psychedelic Journey. 7 months ago
A few classics among the dead wood. Weird blend of late-era pretend psychedelia, so-so very ordinary mainstream '60s rock/pop and a very few genuine hard-edged underground classics.

Beware of some after-the-fact live recordings and other... See full review
Quench - Dreams
posted a review of Quench - Dreams. 7 months ago
Funnily enough ... it was in an old doctor's house and surgery that had been empty for some time and abandoned. Massive building. We got in and had two sound systems in there, one upstairs, one down. There were no neighbours to bother ... but the... See full review
Various - Broken Dreams - Hopes And Glories Of British Rock 1963 - 1969 Vol. 1
posted a review of Various - Broken Dreams - Hopes And Glories Of British Rock 1963 - 1969 Vol. 1. 7 months ago
Sound quality is very good and non-bootleggy. The German and Dutch guys did good work. I haven't collected the entire series of Broken Dreams but if you like Rubble then you'll like the series. It gets a bit too bluesy for me by vol 6 and 7.
UT - In Gut's House
posted a review of UT - In Gut's House. 7 months ago
I had this album in 1988 but found no particular use for it at the time. There was quite a bit of this sort of thing around, so I sold it. Over the years I found myself thinking about UT fairly often. I realised I needed this album back. I found one... See full review
posted a review of Bruce (40) - Live From Brooklyn (Triple Tape Pack). 7 months ago
Triple tape pack that ranges far and wide with a long build up of ambient mood-setting before embarking on a massive sonic spree encompassing all the genres itemised in the 'styles' above.... and more. There's a particularly fine reggae sequence with... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 7 months ago
The Gladiators - Pocket Money / Evil Doers
posted a review of The Gladiators - Pocket Money / Evil Doers. 7 months ago
I saw The Gladiators on their 1978 UK tour. It was the second reggae gig I ever went to, the first being Dillinger. This was at the Top Rank Suite Brighton who held great reggae nights every thursday through the late 70s and early 80s. Tried not to... See full review
Dinu Lipatti - 100th Anniversary Edition
posted a review of Dinu Lipatti - 100th Anniversary Edition. 7 months ago
Rather unbelievably I found this in a charity shop recently for 33p (in their 3 for £1 section). Unplayed, all CDs still sealed in their paper envelopes. Crazy price.
Kitty Bronx - Looking For A Bat EP
posted a review of Kitty Bronx - Looking For A Bat EP. 7 months ago
Out of place and out of time. This one came out unannounced. JBO didn't know what to do with it. Inventive record that should be heard. A year previous Kitty Bronx had some tracks on this anonymous looking release: Various - The First Offence. It has the amazing Solid... See full review
Iggy And The Stooges* - I'm Sick Of You!
posted a review of Iggy And The Stooges* - I'm Sick Of You!. 7 months ago
Surely one of the best records ever made. I just had the misfortune to hear The Weirdness (got the cd for 30p in a charity shop) and was appalled. Needed to put Sick Of You on after to restore my faith. What a song.
Severed Heads - Greater Reward
posted a review of Severed Heads - Greater Reward. 7 months ago
Yes, I know all about the SH. I'm talking about this particular tune. Its a NO clone. Anyone with working ears and a couple of functioning braincells can tell that.
The Vindaloo Summer Special Starring The Nightingales, Ted Chippington, We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It !!* - Rockin' With Rita (Head To Toe)
posted a review of The Vindaloo Summer Special Starring The Nightingales, Ted Chippington, We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It !!* - Rockin' With Rita (Head To Toe). 8 months ago
Found one of these today for £1 in a charity shop complete with a 'stars' window sticker.
1986 I saw the gang on the Vindaloo tour. All three acts played Coasters on Brighton seafront. I interviewed Ted in his dressing room. I was clearing out a shed... See full review
Iggy Pop - Success
posted a review of Iggy Pop - Success. 8 months ago
Got my copy for 10p in a Woolworths' bargain bin in 1977.
Serge Franklin - Les Grands Vents / Exister
posted a review of Serge Franklin - Les Grands Vents / Exister. 8 months ago
The best ever French psychedelic record? Very possibly. It's got everything going for it. The distorted vocals are a treat. This one is the match of any UK/US psychedelic pop offering from the same era.
posted a review that has since been deleted. 8 months ago
Rollins Band - Do It
posted a review of Rollins Band - Do It. 8 months ago
I've got a copy signed by Henry and all the band, plus he signed a book of his poetry for me too. Friendly guy.
A Guy Called Gerald - Hot Lemonade
posted a review of A Guy Called Gerald - Hot Lemonade. 8 months ago
Negativland from Escape From Noise 'Christianity Is Stupid'. "Shop as usual and avoid panic buying".
Mr. Vegas - Heads High (Trick Or Treat Remixes)
posted a review of Mr. Vegas - Heads High (Trick Or Treat Remixes). 8 months ago
Played this in an indie type club and got a load of bookings just on the strength of playing this one tune. Played it at a wedding, in a marquee at a cricket ground. Beforehand the bride's mother requested rave music for half an hour. Come 9pm she was... See full review
LHF VS The Ragga Twins - From The Edge
posted a review of LHF VS The Ragga Twins - From The Edge. 8 months ago
One of the greatest singles ever made and I'm not even joking.
Barry Issac / Reggae On Top All Stars* - Swell Headed
posted a review of Barry Issac / Reggae On Top All Stars* - Swell Headed. 8 months ago
Barry used to stall out at the Brighton Record Fair for many years (maybe he still does, I no longer live there). I always scored great records and did some good deals too. One time he gave me a copy of this 45 for free. Thanks Barry.
Wolfgang Flür
posted a review of Wolfgang Flür. 8 months ago
I enjoyd his autobiography I Was A Robot. Recommended if you want to hear another side to the Kraftwerk story.
Jimmy Lindsay - Children Of Rastafari
posted a review of Jimmy Lindsay - Children Of Rastafari. 8 months ago
Saw Jimmy Lindsay around the time this album came out. He was supporting Steel Pulse I think. Might have been Burning Spear, saw them both the same month back in 1980. He was really good. My friend went out and bought the album straight away.
Various - ESP Is 3D! Superstereo
posted a review of Various - ESP Is 3D! Superstereo. 8 months ago
My copy has a printed fold-over card tracklisting... but it only has side one.
Johnny Clarke - Creation Rebel
posted a review of Johnny Clarke - Creation Rebel. 8 months ago
Fantastic comp of sublime roots reggae from a master vocalist. These tunes take me back to the late '70s when I heard them on the John Peel show and at reggae gigs I attended way back then.
None Shall Escape The Judgement was used by Jonathan Richman... See full review
Various - R&B Jukebox Hits 1945 Volume 1
posted a review of Various - R&B Jukebox Hits 1945 Volume 1. 8 months ago
There's around 15 volumes in this CD series of jukebox hits and they are all really good. Tuff edged rhythm n bles, early soul, jump blues and associated genrs. I don't know why this is the only one added. I found them cheap at a record fair.

My... See full review
Various - Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection: 1960-2000 (The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz)
posted a review of Various - Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection: 1960-2000 (The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz). 8 months ago
I found one of these cheap at a record fair a fair while ago and you know how it is with box sets... it's hard to wade through 'em sometimes. It's taken me a while to listen properly.

There's a ton of treasures to be found on this 5 CD set. If you... See full review
DJ Fitz - Fitz Mix
posted a review of DJ Fitz - Fitz Mix. 8 months ago
Such an entertaining listen.... even if some of it sounds like the sort of thing you hear on foreign holidays. You buy the record from the hotel or local tourist shop and when you get it home it sounds different to when you were abroad. A bit like... See full review
The Clique (2) - The 64 Rave Up EP
posted a review of The Clique (2) - The 64 Rave Up EP. 8 months ago
Superb four tracker of teen clatter and elastic band guitars. Rough as old boots. These must be demos surely? Fantastic sound, better than the Kinks, Yardbirds, Stones, Pretty Things and Downliners I think.
I've got a promo CD of this but I no longer... See full review
Various - T.V. Tops
posted a review of Various - T.V. Tops. 8 months ago
One of the greatest compilation albums ever made. Endless Highlights.
The Velvet Underground - Sweet Sister Ray
posted a review of The Velvet Underground - Sweet Sister Ray. 8 months ago
It's just been reissued with the original artwork here, Munster have it too.
https://www.opaquedynamo.com/product/the-velvet-underground-sweet-sister-ray-2-x-vinyl-lp/
Omni Trio - The Haunted Science
posted a review of Omni Trio - The Haunted Science. 9 months ago
Drifting through the chazzers just now and sifting through cardboard boxes of dodgy cassette tapes. The usual suspects.... country music, classical, audiobooks and poor quality forgotten pop music from a lost era.... but I did find this Omnio Trio... See full review
Ray D' Ariano - Are You On Something?
posted a review of Ray D' Ariano - Are You On Something?. 9 months ago
I bought this album from Yanks in Manchester around 1982 for 29p (their cheapest section was 29p each or five for £1). It's got some great tracks: Special New Roommates, Groovy, I'm Miserable... are all funny and the Radio Suite is imaginitive and... See full review
Michael J. Blood & Sockethead - Eating Late
posted a review of Michael J. Blood & Sockethead - Eating Late. 9 months ago
Full strength MJB/Sockethead minimalist house / late nite techy vibes. This one has crisp production and some strutting, upfront grooves. Great pressing too.
ESG - Dance To The Best Of ESG
posted a review of ESG - Dance To The Best Of ESG. 9 months ago
Raw and minimalist with lots of swing. Great pressing. Haven't heard one pop, click or crackle throughout the entire six sides.
Ron Carter - Uptown Conversation
posted a review of Ron Carter - Uptown Conversation. 9 months ago
I found this in a charity shop for £1. I like the bass solo tracks, they are fantastic, the band tunes, not so much.
DJ Old Rat - RWDFWDMIX011
posted a review of DJ Old Rat - RWDFWDMIX011. 9 months ago
Vol 2 is out now and available on the RWDFWD site. Warning: it's really good.
Lorn (2) - None An Island
posted a review of Lorn (2) - None An Island. 9 months ago
Until There Is No End is a masterpiece. Incredible melancholy electro ballad. Must be heard.
Flower Travellin' Band - Music Composed Mainly By Humans
posted a review of Flower Travellin' Band - Music Composed Mainly By Humans. 9 months ago
Tracks 4 and 5 are good. The last 2 tracks are corrupted on my copy. That's probably why I found it in a charity shop for 50p.
Joe Gibbs - Dancehall Stylee (Classic Dancehall Sounds 1979-1981)
posted a review of Joe Gibbs - Dancehall Stylee (Classic Dancehall Sounds 1979-1981). 9 months ago
Very few duff tracks on this double CD collection. From the early days of dancehall with great rhythms and top quality DJ toasting. Too many highlights to mention. If you already have the three volume "DJ Classics From Joe Gibbs Library" series then... See full review