Profile

I am a contributor to Dig!, Record Collector magazine, uDiscover, Headpress and Palgrave. I previously wrote for The Tip Sheet.

I have had regular shows on four radio stations (most recently Cowbell Radio) and am a resident DJ for The Perfumed Garden tent at the Beat-Herder festival. I have DJ'd on line-ups with Jerry Dammers, Don Letts, Norman Jay, System 7, Richard Norris, Deadly Avenger, DJ Derek, Fat City All Stars, Gideon Conn and the Colman Brothers, among many others.

I previously played in Heffalump Trap, Blowjangles & Poco Loco, contributed music to Astral Social Club releases, was part of The Termite Club committee in Leeds, have occasionally released other people's stuff on a small scale and have spent much of the rest of the last 30+ years doing other bits & pieces to do with music.

Since the death of Simon Morris from the Ceramic Hobs in December 2019, I am spending a lot of time dealing with his 'archive', arranging release and distribution of his work, etc.
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I have been collecting an extremely wide variety of music, especially from the outer edges, since 1989. Myself & my girlf now have c. 14,000 records, CDs, pre-recorded tapes, etc (increasingly including official promo MP3s tbf), collectable & otherwise, nearly 2000 of which I've added here as new entries. I'm not too bothered about format & will happily just have most things on MP3 if they're hard to get, but I found like many people that my sound files got in a tangle & I ended up not listening to new ones consistently, so I've gone back to collecting physical items en masse! I will also confess to a love affair with vinyl though, particularly 7"s & 10"s (3" CDs are pretty smart as well!).

I am mainly here because of my discogs wants list, which is the very tip of the iceberg in terms of records I'm interested in, but which is basically the stuff I am hunting with vigour & which I have generally been after for quite some time now or have recently found on here & never previously knew about. Having said that, despite what people will tell you, most things crop up at a sensible price if you look for them long enough, so I don't believe in paying obscene amounts. Hence, feel free to offer me things from my wants list, but keep the prices sensible if you are going to do that. Also, my collection is deliberately kept private most of the time (unless I've opened it for someone to look at basically), so unless I've listed it for sale, I'm not planning on selling it. Hence, you're welcome to ask questions but you're probably not going to twist my arm (well, if you're offering three figures on an item, maybe we can talk, y'know, but otherwise...).

Rating system...

1 - Pretty terrible. The sort of thing I wouldn't touch with a barge-pole (ie really limp boy bands / girl bands etc). Also, Neo-Nazi music, homophobic ragga, really badly pressed records, etc.
2 - Very unoriginal or fails to do what it by rights should (ie the better end of boy band/girl band stuff, the limper end of RnB, bandwagon-jumping generic stuff, very poor releases by bands I usually like etc).
3 - Nice enough & I'll support anyone getting a 3, but not spectacular (ie standard releases in genres I like).
4 - Great music (all styles).
5 - Amongst my (long list of) favourites (all styles). Plenty of stuff gets a 5, but usually because its very exciting, very beautiful or very original.

I've pretty much decided that...
God Is My Co-Pilot & The Ceramic Hobs are my favourite bands,
Aphex Twin my favourite solo artist,
The Only Ones' "Another Girl Another Planet" is my all-time favourite song,
De La Soul's "3 Feet High & Rising" is my favourite album,
and R&S '90-'94 and Shut Up & Dance '89-'91 are possibly my favourite labels...
but these aren't necessarily representative of my taste...

Genres of particular interest to me include
dancehall reggae/ragga jungle (see my lists on here);
gabba/hardcore techno/hard acid/speedcore/etc;
noise/experimental/noise rock/avantgarde;
the UK Garage-derived scene (all styles from speed garage through grime to nu UK garage) (have recently been working with Karl "Tuff Enuff" Brown to tool up his discography & that of his label on here);
Washington DC go go;
music hall novelties &
music from the Fylde & from the English fens (see my lists on here)...
...but then I've also got more indie, hip hop, drum n bass etc etc etc than you can shake a stick at...

I'm also interested in strange vinyl pressing ideas that affect the audio (as opposed to cosmetics like picture discs or concentric grooves, all of which are nice but which I'm not looking to go out of my way to obtain any more of), ie; locked grooves, multiple centre holes, playable etchings & new records pressed into old records...
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As of April 2022, the items listed below are the ones NOT on Discogs that I'm also very much after & would be very keen to pay/trade for...I have to say at this point that whilst Discogs was always very helpful to me for many years even before I became a member, I am now VERY impressed with how encyclopedic it has become, at the point at which there are less than 10 recordings in the world that I'm this keen to get hold of & aren't listed on here, half of them being releases by a guy who sang at an obscure flea market in the US & probably largely just sold his records there! Well done everyone...I hope it never disappears into the ether...

Buddy Max - Rainbow & Pot Of Gold (Pic. Disc, 2002) LP on Cowboy Junction, &
Gold Record Award Winning and Orange Blossom Special (1990) CDs - country.
America's woefully obscure "Flea Market Cowboy"...I STILL only have a coupla MP3s plus one great CD that came via Theme Park Records in the mid-nineties. UPDATE: I have sadly finally sussed out that Buddy is no longer with us: http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/settlement-spells-end-cowboy-junction-opry-house

Jah Scouse - RAP/Bombay Mix 7" (051)

Space Records SPAC 7 (as yet unidentified item)

Stormed - New Revolution tape (1989) - indie ska.
An old favourite band from Cambridge...onto the bits & bats now I've got one single & a dub of the other.
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And A Coupla Books/Mags I’m Also After…

Martin Barker - Action-The Story of A Violent Comic (Titan, 1990, hbk)

Black Giantess zine issues 1 (1995)-7+ (c.2003)

Albert Goldman – Disco (Hawthorn, 1978)

Shut Up, Little Man! comic

Diz Willis - The Terrible Funeral & After (Wild Pigeon Press, 1968)

Recent Activity

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Ceramic Hobs - Swans Have Long Necks
submitted Ceramic Hobs - Swans Have Long Necks. 5 months ago
Wagstaff - Queek
submitted Wagstaff - Queek. 6 months ago
submitted Filthy Turd - Incoherent, Rabid And Saucy. 6 months ago
Wagstaff - Allow
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submitted Coward Electronics - Male Pattern Baldness. 6 months ago
Skatgobs - Pointless
submitted Skatgobs - Pointless. 6 months ago
The Lovely Honkey* and his Acrid Lactations - Hardy The Wayfarers!
submitted The Lovely Honkey* and his Acrid Lactations - Hardy The Wayfarers!. 6 months ago
Poot* & Posset - Phlegm Cathedral
submitted Poot* & Posset - Phlegm Cathedral. 6 months ago
Suffering Immortal Bastard Joincey Bastard* - Suffering Immortal Bastard Joincey Bastard
submitted Suffering Immortal Bastard Joincey Bastard* - Suffering Immortal Bastard Joincey Bastard. 6 months ago
Acrid Lactations meet The Lovely Honkey Uptown* - Lovely Honkey And The Acrid Lactations Bumrush The Temples Of Mammon
submitted Acrid Lactations meet The Lovely Honkey Uptown* - Lovely Honkey And The Acrid Lactations Bumrush The Temples Of Mammon. 6 months ago
Cabbage Rosette with Phil Minton - Ran Out Of Breath Licking Elegy Nipple, Cough and Fall to Bits, Tight Chest as an Achievement
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Inca Eyeball - King Of All Cigarette Horses
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Inca Eyeball - Thee Ear That Punk Broke
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Wagsta-50* - The Passing Cloud
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Various - Egospastiche Vergissingen
submitted Various - Egospastiche Vergissingen. 6 months ago
The Paraquat Drinkers - £7.99 Blow Job
submitted The Paraquat Drinkers - £7.99 Blow Job. 7 months ago
The Paraquat Drinkers - Going Through The Mill
submitted The Paraquat Drinkers - Going Through The Mill. 7 months ago
Ceramic Hobs - Fuck Shit God Piss On Jesus L.S.D.: Ceramic Hobs Live 1985-1998
submitted Ceramic Hobs - Fuck Shit God Piss On Jesus L.S.D.: Ceramic Hobs Live 1985-1998. 7 months ago
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submitted C.S.O.D - Torture Time. 7 months ago
submitted Litterbug - Surfing The Chaos. 7 months ago
submitted The Senton Bombs - Death Valley Driver. 7 months ago
submitted C.S.O.D - Beginning Of The End. 7 months ago
submitted C.S.O.D - Shove It Up Your Arse EP. 7 months ago
submitted Stormy Weathers And The Lagoon Of Love - Psychodelic Holocaust. 7 months ago
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Griffit Vigo - Art Is Talking
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quest?onmarq* - Contagion
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Lorenzo BITW - Pantea
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Blck Mamba - What U Gonna Do
submitted Blck Mamba - What U Gonna Do. 8 months ago
AARRT - Nightline999
submitted AARRT - Nightline999. 8 months ago
submitted Tyler* & MAndre (3) feat. Telepathe - L.Y.G. 9 months ago
Aidonia* Feat Aisha Davis - Heart Is Hers
submitted Aidonia* Feat Aisha Davis - Heart Is Hers. 9 months ago
Megative - Have Mercy (Equiknoxx Remix)
submitted Megative - Have Mercy (Equiknoxx Remix). 9 months ago
Charly Black - Bike Back
submitted Charly Black - Bike Back. 9 months ago
Tifa - Sick
submitted Tifa - Sick. 9 months ago
Elephant Man - Swaggin It
submitted Elephant Man - Swaggin It. 9 months ago
Christopher Martin (3) - FYI
submitted Christopher Martin (3) - FYI. 9 months ago
Rdx - Movements
submitted Rdx - Movements. 9 months ago
Time Cow & Giark - Glory
submitted Time Cow & Giark - Glory. 9 months ago
Poirier* feat. Fwonte - Pale Mal
submitted Poirier* feat. Fwonte - Pale Mal. 9 months ago
The Kills - Steppin’ Razor (Equiknoxx Music Remix)
submitted The Kills - Steppin’ Razor (Equiknoxx Music Remix). 9 months ago
Murlo - Goodbyes (Gavsborg's Flashback)
submitted Murlo - Goodbyes (Gavsborg's Flashback). 9 months ago
RTKAL & Shokryme - BBS [Sharda Remix]
submitted RTKAL & Shokryme - BBS [Sharda Remix]. 9 months ago
submitted Various - Dirty Harry EP. 9 months ago
Ceramic Hobs - Live In Hell, 1985-1998
submitted Ceramic Hobs - Live In Hell, 1985-1998. 10 months ago
Ceramic Hobs - Merry Christmas Folks!
submitted Ceramic Hobs - Merry Christmas Folks!. 10 months ago
Smell & Quim - Bulls Penis Soup
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