Club - Mobile DJ, Broadcaster and professional Discographer (book on UK labels is 90% finished now)

Only two types of music: Good OR Bad

The download-ipod culture has destroyed the record industry, any significence of The Charts.

It is now completely destroying professional DJ-ing, where a DJ was rated on his selectivity, exclusiveness and exclusive unavailable up-front DJ only product and mixes, the absolute tools of our trade.

Half the fun was going shopping, sourcing , selecting, contacting Record Companies for new and up-coming 12" singles.
Almost impossible now, the vinyl pressed is so limited.

ALL recordings made past present and future can be obtained for free on the internet somewhere, smug moaning Record Companies putting their wares on
You-Tube etc etc for all to see hear and sadly copy and poach.

Booth bugging is now rife and standard practice by females of the species, who not only expect you to have everything ever recorded, even obscure and remote random crass tracks, all naturally on a plugged-in lap top in vile compressed sonics and for these demanded downloads to be played immediately, a dictated to playlist, and all this whilst they are tapping you on the shoulder as you are trying to live mix two 12s on the decks. Every DJ should be kitted out with a taizar as standard kit.

Or your playing location in an inacessable by Joe (siphene) public! Have a great DJ T shirts says: F*** Off I'm Mixing For My Living!

IMPORTANT NOTE (for those few it may concern)
1. I usually order and buy specifics (not run of the mill which I will most times usually already own) ie stereo mixes, album versions (full length mixes) picture sleeves pressing types, etc etc etc.

2. If I order a specific I expect to get that specific as listed under/as and has been confirmed as being. End of.

3. I do not suffer fools gladly.

4. My selling philosophy is simple.....If you don't know what you are selling.......then don't! (ie list and try to sell it).
Recent Activity
posted a comment on The Beach Boys - Cotton Fields / Time To Get Alone. about 1 month ago
Both tracks are the 2020 album mixes/versions and not the USA/UK Al Jardine created single mixes and used on the UK version of the Sunflower Album
naturally due to Brain's hearing problem the stereo mixes on here are vile
posted a comment on The Beatles - Love Songs. about 1 month ago
Beware that sadly as usual with USA Beatles releases the sonics have been seriously tampered with compared to the original UK mixes.
1. All tracks have had their L & R stereo orientation reversed (no actual or logical reason why perhaps the cutting ... See full review
posted a comment on Hawkwind - Independent Days. about 1 month ago
What a crock of.......
I just wasted money on this, if you are expecting that explosive Liberty version of Hurry On Sundown, forget it This is wishy-washy pap has a vile cow/go-go bell a waste of vinyl great shame great waste
posted a comment on The Beatles - Singles Collection - Australian 20th Anniversary 1962 - 1982. about 1 month ago
What a great set to have only three tracks should be in mono in the collection
Love Me Do no stage tapes to work from
She Love's You stage tapes wiped in error (stereo can be created by using German backing track and the English vocal)
You Know ... See full review
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) / Run Like Hell. about 1 month ago
Note
This 12" promo single was shipped in the standard Columbia Inc/CBS "disco single" die-cut sleeve called Cherry Lips cherry pink background with pouting suggestive lips
most sleeves were also etched stamped in gold text demonstration ... See full review
posted a comment on Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* - Express Yourself. 2 months ago
Again not listed or stated, clearly overlooked, are we just left to guess the actual sonics?
Mono or Stereo?
posted a comment on Various - Disco Boogie. 2 months ago
Would be a great item; had 3 absolute Salsoul gems not been missing and filler tracks used instead:-

1. Chario & The Salsoul Orchestra "Dance A Little Bit Closer" TM's superior mix showing Vince's vibes
2. Instant Funk "Got My Mind Made Up" ... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - 1962-1966. 2 months ago
The First and original UK EMI pressed cash-in pressings
with just the two forever mono tracks Love Me Do (Andy White version) She Love's You.
later UK pressings of this album had all 7 tracks of side one in mono.

Note: Dispite this and it's ... See full review
posted a comment on Barry White - It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me / Oh What A Night For Dancing. 3 months ago
Absolute pointless 7" edit of a BW classic why Polygram did this awful coupling is beyond me
just a curio and looks odd on Casablanca but acceptable as BW's work with Gloria Scott came out on the label..
Nice to add to the Parliament and Donna ... See full review
posted a comment on The Brand New Heavies featuring N'Dea Davenport - Never Stop. 3 months ago
Flawless must have gem (esp USA Delicious Vinyl 12")
sadly this is a vile poor cheapo IEP pressing with let me guess...............yes silver paint
Philips Phonogram (the pressing division) Polygram rubbish its just visually awful. paper labels ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti. 3 months ago
The third UK release of this album and apart from the sad loss of the gatefold sleeve, it's the best and correct sonically!
UK MCA decided to go independent on distribution and in 1979 left UK EMI after 5 successful years, they went to UK CBS for ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti. 3 months ago
The second UK release and the other half of the transition of UK MCA (American Decca) ending it's 40 year association with UK Decca via UK Brunswick and UK Coral and going to UK EMI.
The bulk of UK sales came from this release,m as it tied in with the ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 38 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti. 3 months ago
Quite a sad release this 1st UK pressing as it came right as UK MCA (ie American Decca) left British Decca after a 40 year association via UK Brunswick and UK Coral. and they did a UK licening deal with UK EMI this was right on that transition ... See full review
posted a comment on Bill Haley And His Comets - Golden Hits. 3 months ago
This original first UK EMI-MCA pressing has fake electronic stereo mixes (as all the tracks were originally recorded by USA Decca in mono)
The later repressing when UK MCA went solo was done by CBS and all the tracks are reverted to their ... See full review
posted a comment on Bill Haley And His Comets - Bill Haley And His Comets. 3 months ago
Waste of time stupid UK Decca
This EP came out in Germany in Stereo!
posted a comment on Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock Around The Clock. 3 months ago
not stated
This is a new recording and mixed for stereo
this is not the 1956 USA Decca classic
this version is a little more swingy and the one used regularly in Paramount TV's Happy Days (clearly Universal MCA wanted too much licence fees for ... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin. 3 months ago
Two of my fav Motown's
ABC
Floy Joy
are both sadly mono!
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin. 3 months ago
States stereo on labels and sleeve....
check the sonics first sadly not all EMI-Bovema's were stereo releases
posted a comment on Mary Wells With Vocal Accompaniment By The Love Tones* - You Beat Me To The Punch. 3 months ago
a little bit of lighter fuel and gental lifting would remove that vile MARY OWNS THIS off the wonderful label.
Record not shown at its best!
posted a comment on Mary Wells With Vocal Accompaniment By The Love Tones* - You Beat Me To The Punch. 3 months ago
Aww a flawless recording jazz vibes swing 1,0000000000000000000 times better in its stereo mix it comes alive!
(shame the poster has not tarted up the spindle hole with black felt pen and sleeved the record in its correct and later yellow Oriole ... See full review
posted a comment on Crystals* / Mary Wells - E.P. Pack 5. 3 months ago
Oh what a beautiful IEP pressing with silver paint why? Oh yes cheapness and save on paper label printing, How many thousands of vats did phono-poly gram have of silver metallic paint made its awful
posted a comment on Mary Wells - My Guy. 3 months ago
pontless mono yet again why?
nothing new for the collector (God gave us two ears, not one!)
posted a comment on Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch / Old Love (Let's Try It Again). 3 months ago
If you want this amazing jazzy vibes filled gem to blow you head off totally........
seek out the Stereo mix and release on the Collectibles maroon label pressing via UMG you will never want to hear this in its pointless mono mix ever again. (USA AM ... See full review
posted a comment on Mary Wells - My Guy. 3 months ago
Great shame and really disappointing that by 1978 UK EMI were still cheap skating and putting singles out in needless mono i cite that My Guy had previously been out three times in its mono mix sold millions of copies......this was sadly nothing new ... See full review
posted a comment on Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology). 3 months ago
The sonics of this need to be checked and confirmed as the stereo script on the labels was included with the logos and copyright rim script as "blanks" pre having the release text over printed added to them
sadly some of the tracks Bovema pressed ... See full review
posted a comment on 10 cc* - I'm Not In Love / Life Is A Minestrone. 3 months ago
shame this lovely Greek Phonogram Mercury with paper labels and 4 pin dinked centre is shown in a very wrong 10+ year old EMI Mercury sleeve looks odd but preferable to a white die-cut
posted a comment on Black Box - Ride On Time. 3 months ago
Typical tight fisted BMG no seperate DJ run promo pressings
clearly didn't want to pay CBS Aston Clintion for extra metals atleast they did the labels but with no DJ ref.
It was nice to see that DeConstruction had realy nice card die cut ... See full review
posted a comment on Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary. 3 months ago
IMHO
It's vile as was the original on the album just a load of filler drivvle TEMP OH RAREY ; SECK A TARE REE and to have put this out on a 12" too Not everything McCartney did or does its brilliant world class this is one of them ... See full review
posted a comment on Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough. 3 months ago
Why show an image where the dinked 4pin very attractive centre has been pressed out and removed?
love this version shame it had to be an edit at the time
even greater pointless shame that it's a typical UK EMI mono pressing

looks crass with it's ... See full review
posted a comment on Dean Martin - Mambo Italiano. 3 months ago
Love the way it's the wrong sleeve in the image (a later EMI mint green) The correct one is a Decca - Capitol sleeve in the label matching wine colour!
looks odd as it is
posted a comment on Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign / Oogum Boogum Song. 3 months ago
Beware both tracks are as the UK Aftermidnight release and are stupidly MONO
to get this coupling in their glorious true stereo mixes you need USA ERIC 302
(its quite sad that listers do not play and check these IMPORTANT sonic facts out)
posted a comment on Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign. 3 months ago
Cant possibly be a reissue as BOTH tracks are here on a first time coupling
there is also label typo error both tracks are MONO not stereo
posted a comment on Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign. 3 months ago
Note that the USA ERIC coupling release is in true 180 degree soundstage stereo both tracks
posted a comment on The Beatles - Paperback Writer / Rain. 3 months ago
I wish posters would get their facts right! This in NO WAY can be a reissue of that 1966 release R6813
because it is NOT those mixes!
This pressing is the first time release on vinyl of the 2009 STEREO mixes created at Abbey Road as part of their ... See full review
posted a comment on The Average White Band* - Put It Where You Want It. 3 months ago
Quite a nice effort
IMO dosent match the Crusaders original
posted a comment on Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come / Joy To The World. 3 months ago
Looks so wrong on this label expect both are mono
posted a comment on The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You / I Was Such A Fool. 3 months ago
Such a wrench heartbreaking its a perfect record and looks superb on Top Rank
BUT has those two massive and vital flaws wrong B side and Mono
this track has to be heard in Stereo once heard you can never go mono with this its fatal
it is ... See full review
posted a comment on Paul Hardcastle - You're The One For Me / Daybreak / A.M.. 3 months ago
Label images are wrong and need removing they show the 7 min + 12 labels
posted a comment on Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids. 3 months ago
Rock DJ had paper labels
Spinning Around had paper labels
posted a comment on Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids. 3 months ago
Quite a joke seing this with a paper label (Telstar custom)
as wonderful Chrysalis left EMI for pressing and went to Polygram and we suffered wonderful IEP blue painted7" singles from Phonogram Blondie onwards we even had a Blondie 12" with a ... See full review
posted a comment on Chuck Berry - Rock! Rock! Rock 'N' Roll. 3 months ago
Note these are all later re-recordings for Mercury and not cut from Chess master tapes
what needs to be stated is what tracks are in Stereo
posted a comment on Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - If I Can Dream. 3 months ago
Typical sony lack of thought
lovely 7" labels that never happend ahh the budget RCA-Camden blue ones for 99p albums
most electronic fake stereo
this should have the sliver on black meatball decal and a 4 pin dinked optional centre
but ... See full review
posted a comment on The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me). 5 months ago
Harp, strings, vibes, and flawless vocals all come alive in Stereo
posted a comment on The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me). 5 months ago
Oh why oh why oh why is this UK release mono?
check out Netherlands LOL
posted a comment on Edwin Starr - War / 25 Miles. 5 months ago
whats with the Old Timer crap on the labels
its not the USA wild west miner 49 scooby doo stuff
another example of crazy Euro miss understanding of English Jah eine Super Single oooch nein er ist nicht 30cm!
love the stereo (if it is) text twice ... See full review
posted a review of Bobby Reed - The Time Is Right For Love / If I Don't Love You. 5 months ago
Ding Dong
shame about the awful funeral parlour organ really creeply IMHO
posted a comment on Ringo* - Drowning In The Sea Of Love / Just A Dream. 5 months ago
just really really sad to say when you look at what Polydor had pressed here and what they had pressed in Spain
Picture sleeve AND smart and classy paper labels sorry but UK IEP 7" singles just do not look right or ever cut the mootard, they are ... See full review
posted a comment on Donny & Marie* - On The Shelf. 5 months ago
Label is NOT injection can really get that script through the holes
ITS AN IEP Integral Embossed and Painted

Painted in vile mud brown reddy colour NOT a red label
posted a comment on Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby. 5 months ago
Original 1st release via Polydor pressed naturally by Philips (Phonogram) in wonderful IEP silver blue painted finish UK the new record collector March 2020 wrongly states that a UK promo only 12" came out of this as a FIRST 12" single On ... See full review
posted a comment on The Supremes - Stoned Love. 5 months ago
After getting the EMI-Bovema "Floy Joy" and J 5 "ABC" both of which are sadly very mono
can no longer trust the text on sleeve or labels this needs to be played and its sonics confirmed
Stereo OR Mono