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 on: April 18, 2024, 03:26:13 PM 
Started by Will S - Last post by davidmjs

I too have fond memories of COB mail order and their long stock lists  , no recollections of packaging issues , only item I know I still have is "Adventure" by Television on red vinyl , bought from them in 1979 for £2.29 , a bargain


£10.85 today (Bank of England Inflation Calculator).

 32 
 on: April 18, 2024, 11:32:55 AM 
Started by PaulT - Last post by Peter Allen
Lincoln Drill Hall to see Amy Winehouse's band tonight , Bronte Shande fronting it , hope she's a bit more reliable than the old singer , for the band's sake

 33 
 on: April 18, 2024, 11:31:55 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by Jules Gray

The first thing I bought from there was an Italian picture sleeve single of Pink Floyd's Point Me At The Sky c/w Careful With That Axe, Eugene.


I've got one of those.

Jules

 34 
 on: April 18, 2024, 11:28:01 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by Peter Allen
I too have fond memories of COB mail order and their long stock lists  , no recollections of packaging issues , only item I know I still have is "Adventure" by Television on red vinyl , bought from them in 1979 for £2.29 , a bargain

 35 
 on: April 18, 2024, 09:36:50 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by bassline (Mike)



A long weekend in Wales resulted in the following:

e2k "SHIFT" for 95p (from COB Records in Porthmadog);

Simple Minds "Live in the City of Light" for £1.60, and a CD+DVD by Dolennu (multi-tracked & looped violins, synths & drums) for £1.10, both from charity shops in Bridgnorth on the way home.  The former because it's got the late John Giblin on bass; the latter is reminiscent in parts of pieces by Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Ric Sanders and Don "Sugarcane" Harris, with a smattering of Jerry Goodman and Jean-Luc Ponty.


All Hail Cob Records.
A huge chunk of my collection came from there, after finding it on a school trip in early 1978, for 40 years, give or take.
I'd take a trip, buy a load of stuff, hang out on the beach for a bit, then come home.



I didn't know COB was still around.  Way back in the past I used to buy from them mailorder to save a little and avoid going 'into town'.  Thinking about  it now it wasn't a great service as returns were a hassle and their packaging was poor, by today's standards.


I did mail order with them for a while, I never had any issues with that.
I took great joy in looking through the list whenever it came out.
They opened branches in Bangor, which I visited, and Wrexham, which I didn't, but only the original remains.
The first thing I bought from there was an Italian picture sleeve single of Pink Floyd's Point Me At The Sky c/w Careful With That Axe, Eugene.
I can't remember the last thing, but I've got a few thousand albums now, I only had about a dozen then.

 36 
 on: April 18, 2024, 08:51:58 AM 
Started by PaulT - Last post by mickf

Two Oysterband gigs at The Acapela, Pentyrch (Friday and Saturday) as part of their 'Decades' tour. Friday is their early stuff and Saturday takes us up to the present day. I'm really looking forward to this.

Whoops! Good job I checked, the two Oysterband concerts are are Thursday (tonight) and Friday. No idea why I got the days mixed up, but at least I discovered my error in time!

 37 
 on: April 18, 2024, 08:32:47 AM 
Started by Will S - Last post by Alan2


A long weekend in Wales resulted in the following:

e2k "SHIFT" for 95p (from COB Records in Porthmadog);

Simple Minds "Live in the City of Light" for £1.60, and a CD+DVD by Dolennu (multi-tracked & looped violins, synths & drums) for £1.10, both from charity shops in Bridgnorth on the way home.  The former because it's got the late John Giblin on bass; the latter is reminiscent in parts of pieces by Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Ric Sanders and Don "Sugarcane" Harris, with a smattering of Jerry Goodman and Jean-Luc Ponty.


All Hail Cob Records.
A huge chunk of my collection came from there, after finding it on a school trip in early 1978, for 40 years, give or take.
I'd take a trip, buy a load of stuff, hang out on the beach for a bit, then come home.



I didn't know COB was still around.  Way back in the past I used to buy from them mailorder to save a little and avoid going 'into town'.  Thinking about  it now it wasn't a great service as returns were a hassle and their packaging was poor, by today's standards.

 38 
 on: April 17, 2024, 07:45:17 PM 
Started by Will S - Last post by PaulT


A long weekend in Wales resulted in the following:

e2k "SHIFT" for 95p (from COB Records in Porthmadog);

Simple Minds "Live in the City of Light" for £1.60, and a CD+DVD by Dolennu (multi-tracked & looped violins, synths & drums) for £1.10, both from charity shops in Bridgnorth on the way home.  The former because it's got the late John Giblin on bass; the latter is reminiscent in parts of pieces by Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Ric Sanders and Don "Sugarcane" Harris, with a smattering of Jerry Goodman and Jean-Luc Ponty.


All Hail Cob Records.
A huge chunk of my collection came from there, after finding it on a school trip in early 1978, for 40 years, give or take.
I'd take a trip, buy a load of stuff, hang out on the beach for a bit, then come home.



If I didn't already own the 2CD version of "Liquid Tension Experiment 3", I'd have been tempted by a 2CD + Bluray version...

 39 
 on: April 17, 2024, 06:46:44 PM 
Started by Will S - Last post by bassline (Mike)

A long weekend in Wales resulted in the following:

e2k "SHIFT" for 95p (from COB Records in Porthmadog);

Simple Minds "Live in the City of Light" for £1.60, and a CD+DVD by Dolennu (multi-tracked & looped violins, synths & drums) for £1.10, both from charity shops in Bridgnorth on the way home.  The former because it's got the late John Giblin on bass; the latter is reminiscent in parts of pieces by Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Ric Sanders and Don "Sugarcane" Harris, with a smattering of Jerry Goodman and Jean-Luc Ponty.


All Hail Cob Records.
A huge chunk of my collection came from there, after finding it on a school trip in early 1978, for 40 years, give or take.
I'd take a trip, buy a load of stuff, hang out on the beach for a bit, then come home.

 40 
 on: April 17, 2024, 06:11:55 PM 
Started by Will S - Last post by PaulT
A long weekend in Wales resulted in the following:

e2k "SHIFT" for 95p (from COB Records in Porthmadog);

Simple Minds "Live in the City of Light" for £1.60, and a CD+DVD by Dolennu (multi-tracked & looped violins, synths & drums) for £1.10, both from charity shops in Bridgnorth on the way home.  The former because it's got the late John Giblin on bass; the latter is reminiscent in parts of pieces by Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Ric Sanders and Don "Sugarcane" Harris, with a smattering of Jerry Goodman and Jean-Luc Ponty.

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