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 Beatles - 1962-1966. 14 days ago
This also has the whisper intro to I Feel Fine
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko. 24 days ago
Proves my point re the EMI 7X or 7Y matrix indication this single should have been 7YCE as it is Stereo
again EMI Every Mistake Imaginable other territories followed A stereo pressing with a mono matrix
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko. 24 days ago
seems very odd and rather pointless that this would be mixed to mono (no doubt a stereo fold down)
as it was relased in Stereo most places and only due to McCartneys drug crazed "Get Back" paranoia
was first UK Stereo single
nute sure if 7X rather... See full review
posted a comment on The Barry Gray Orchestra - Theme Music From ATV's Thunderbirds. 25 days ago
Thought this dinked centre pressing looked out of place!

It's not a Pye pressing but an EMI contract pressing (obviously the demand for the single went up as the series progressed on ITV and Pye had no capacity for another pressing run, but over... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness. 3 months ago
Im a little concerned as I have agreed to buy one off you if its bad there is no point mine is for both home and club use
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Des O'Connor - Dick-A-Dum-Dum (King's Road). 3 months ago
Great little Brit Pop 60's gem written by Jime Dale
But sadly oh so sadly the idiots in charge at UK EMI put this out in vile mono
Clearly USA -Capitol (don't forget owned bu UK-EMI) put this single out in its glorious <STEREO> mix so this means... See full review
posted a comment on Henry Mancini & His Orchestra* - The Pink Panther Theme. 5 months ago
why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why
did they no have Tiber Twist on here idiots
posted a comment on The Jackson 5 - Greatest Hits. 5 months ago
The quadraphonics of this album is advanced it is NOT compatible with any "matrix" system such as Sony's SQ (very much the basis system of Dolby Surround ) championed by Columbia Inc, EMI and Sansui's QS system championed by Pye Group these... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl. 5 months ago
(apart from the UK Let It Be delux set)
Capitol again showed uk EMI up with this superior edition the UK EMITV4 was a crass catalogue number the UK record labels were crass (the shell stage), the sleeve thin card and no embossing for cheapness... See full review
posted a comment on The Chi-Lites - A Lonely Man. 5 months ago
where was that pic on this USA sleeve sourced?
1. Port Sunlight Merseyside
or
2. Canvey Island refinery Essex

The Decca/MCA UK front pic showing the Chicago canal is vastly superior, now I would have had an image of a matchstick man looking... See full review
posted a comment on The Chi-Lites - Toby. 5 months ago
Great shame no vinyl quad release bet the 8 track hisses and fades and clicks Dolby System B was encoded and introduced on later cartridges and high end recorder/players Akai and Pioneer
posted a comment on The Beatles - Let It Be. 5 months ago
I just received my long awaited replacement for my trashed and ruined original from 1970
the memories came flooding back as to how poor and shabby the box set is material, and finish wise
really was a cheapo job god knows who signed it off at Apple... See full review
posted a comment on Ritchie Valens - La Bamba. 5 months ago
need to update
1. licene came from Del-Fi
2. Decca acquired Del-Fi UK licence from Pye in 1963
3 this single got released as a sister release to Los Lobos version as used in the bio pic (Polygram also released that on London-American)

The big... See full review
posted a comment on Ritchie Valens - La Bamba. 5 months ago
This release ONLY came out in the UK there is no vile 2000 digit polygram number
it is NOT a reissue and its a first time 3 tracker the ORIGINAL came out as first release on the blue and gold text Pye International label.
My one and only issue... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Whiplash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 5 months ago
vinyl album is flawless the pressing is excellent rich clear crisp and with well eq bass
i dare any one to find a better rendering of Caravan
this album kicks who would ever want this on a vile compressed CD not I
The film is pretty... See full review
posted a comment on Natalie Cole - Ask A Woman Who Knows. 6 months ago
where's the damm vinyl?
The album contains her to die for gem "Better Than Anything"
damm UMG too much effort to master and make metals shame CD format is just a crazy convenience
posted a comment on Sam Cooke - Tribute To The Lady. 6 months ago
Amazed this did not have a UK release *Decca London or perhaps EMI-HMV retro when they licenced Keen
You see the name ABKCO and bile wells up nothing good to say about Allan Klein but hey ho
the only possible mix of this album is the... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - Let It Be. 6 months ago
REMEMBER
you have to buy the German or USAICanada Get Back apple 7" for the stupid missing
Don't Let Me Down (in stereo) that that pratt wierdo numpty murder Spector left off
maybe he thought in that warped mind of his hey too close... See full review
posted a comment on The Blossoms - That's When The Tears Start / Good, Good Lovin'. 8 months ago
a great Van Mcoy penned gem
a UK Northern Soul taken over classic
can not believe that UK Pye did not get behind this or release it here
Would be nice tp see this out as a Stereo 45 but hey ho
posted a comment on Various - The Fontana Singles Box Set Volume 1 (Hits And Rarities). 9 months ago
Really am concerned with the very pretentious nature of Phonogram/UMG's marketing and labeling
the big issue is the "standard" label text for every single STEREO (labels pre formatted with logos rim text speed etc and these originally would have... See full review
posted a comment on Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy In Person. 9 months ago
Great sleeve not!
no need for parts 1 and 2 we know it's the full concert as in the sleeve notes!
nice rainbow labels vile non polly lined inners advertisting Sinatra on Capitol remasterd
and oh yes that wonderful must have barcode ... See full review
posted a comment on Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy In Person. 9 months ago
Sadly and foolishly the labels are so wrong and not even a correct version of the wine colour
the labels should be the capitol ranibow ones as per 1961 originals BUT......
atleast the sleeve top banner follows the original USA with Capitol ... See full review
posted a comment on Petula Clark - Down Town / Don't Sleep In The Subway. 9 months ago
Perfect
BOTH tracks in crisp clear 180 degree stereo
shame others from germany are not
(Small Faces, Kinks, Turtles)
posted a comment on Tom Moulton - Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes : Part 3. 11 months ago
IMHO another pointless compilation apart from Jones Girls Nights Over Egypt
just does not make sence
posted a comment on Tom Moulton - Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes : Part 2 . 11 months ago
The linked video is not correct or relevant to the release
posted a comment on Tom Moulton - Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes : Part 2 . 11 months ago
IMHO
really really bad choices of tracks for this volume 2 (apart from People's Choice Jam Jam Jam)
not sure why these were selected
posted a comment on The Beach Boys - Cotton Fields / Time To Get Alone. about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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... See full review
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) / Run Like Hell. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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... 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 38 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin. about 1 year ago
Two of my fav Motown's
ABC
Floy Joy
are both sadly mono!
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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 sleeve) See full review
posted a comment on Crystals* / Mary Wells - E.P. Pack 5. about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
pontless mono yet again why?
nothing new for the collector (God gave us two ears, not one!)