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« Reply #360 on: April 06, 2024, 08:36:21 PM »

My uni roommate was a massive Rush fan, and i was educated/tormented by them for a few years, and saw them live twice. I respect the musicianship but never quite got into them beyond  some of the basics. Occasionally I will dust off the compilation I have by them but I seem to hit the skip button eventually…sorry to the Rush fans!
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« Reply #361 on: April 06, 2024, 09:01:57 PM »

Mike - thanks for the tip!

Today's haul... Iarla O'Lionaird "Foxlight" and Charlie Haden "Rambling Boy", 50p each
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« Reply #362 on: April 08, 2024, 01:01:03 PM »





Couple of jazz samplers for 50p each, and Rush's 3CD "Different Stages - Live" set for a quid.  Never been a fan of Rush, never really listened to them much. so thought I'd give 'em a chance!


And I did. And it's gone into the "donate to charity shop" pile. Not for me. Fine musicians, but I can't get into it.


Can't understand that... but then I would probably say very much the same thing about some of the bands you're into, so chacun à son goût.


I saw them 41 years ago and enjoyed them but when I listen to anything but the most classic of classic material I tend to wonder why they're playing 7 notes when only 3 would suffice.  I think that a lot about music, mind, so it's not to be taken seriously (hides King Crimson and VDGG material under the bed quickly so nobody accuses him of being a hypocrite)...
Can't possibly be as bad as Inner Mounting Flame by John McLaughlin.
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« Reply #363 on: April 08, 2024, 03:02:14 PM »






Couple of jazz samplers for 50p each, and Rush's 3CD "Different Stages - Live" set for a quid.  Never been a fan of Rush, never really listened to them much. so thought I'd give 'em a chance!


And I did. And it's gone into the "donate to charity shop" pile. Not for me. Fine musicians, but I can't get into it.


Can't understand that... but then I would probably say very much the same thing about some of the bands you're into, so chacun à son goût.


I saw them 41 years ago and enjoyed them but when I listen to anything but the most classic of classic material I tend to wonder why they're playing 7 notes when only 3 would suffice.  I think that a lot about music, mind, so it's not to be taken seriously (hides King Crimson and VDGG material under the bed quickly so nobody accuses him of being a hypocrite)...
Can't possibly be as bad as Inner Mounting Flame by John McLaughlin.


Many years ago in a article, one of my musical heroes Dave Gregory of XTC, mentioned "Inner Mounting Flame" as a big influence on him in his formative years, which immediately prompted me to go out and buy a copy...

I still have it and have tried several times to get into it, but have so far failed big time! Grin
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« Reply #364 on: April 15, 2024, 10:57:21 AM »

We have a local band called Greg Murray and The Seven Wonders, who play at Bank holiday festivals , small venues etc , and have played at The Acoustic Festival. Many would consider them a party band but they are a cut above due to Gregs outstanding original songs. I enjoy them immensely. I was therefore chuffed to find a 2005 solo album by Greg in a local charity shop. On getting it home I was intrigued to see a list of "thanks to" including one John Kettle as producer. Of course I had to follow this up. John remembers the album and played quite a bit on it himself , and has asked for a copy. Quite a find. The album is pretty good too , as, by the way, is John's latest excursion with Phil Odgers on The Songs of Phil Ochs. Will have to discuss further when we see Merry Hell twice next month.
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« Reply #365 on: April 16, 2024, 10:05:49 PM »

Greg is great.  I have an album and a triple album download of his.  All superb stuff.
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« Reply #366 on: April 17, 2024, 06:11:55 PM »

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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« Reply #367 on: April 17, 2024, 06:46:44 PM »


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.
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« Reply #368 on: April 17, 2024, 07:45:17 PM »



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...
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« Reply #369 on: April 18, 2024, 08:32:47 AM »



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.
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« Reply #370 on: April 18, 2024, 09:36:50 AM »




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.
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« Reply #371 on: April 18, 2024, 11:28:01 AM »

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
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« Reply #372 on: April 18, 2024, 11:31:55 AM »


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.

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« Reply #373 on: April 18, 2024, 03:26:13 PM »


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).
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« Reply #374 on: April 18, 2024, 05:35:45 PM »

Used to love our annual holiday in Porthmadog.  Was allowed an hour or two in Cob by the missus, never came away empty handed!!!
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« Reply #375 on: April 21, 2024, 05:43:17 PM »

Charity shop bargains in Truro yesterday - £1 each for Neil Young's Decade compliation, and for the 2CD expanded and remastered vesrion of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk
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« Reply #376 on: April 21, 2024, 06:43:29 PM »


Charity shop bargains in Truro yesterday - £1 each for Neil Young's Decade compliation, and for the 2CD expanded and remastered vesrion of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk


I love Decade.  Had it really early on, so I still hear (in my head) some of it in that order...
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Charity shop bargains in Truro yesterday - £1 each for Neil Young's Decade compliation, and for the 2CD expanded and remastered vesrion of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk


I love Decade.  Had it really early on, so I still hear (in my head) some of it in that order...


One of the most satisfying compilations... by anybody.

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« Reply #378 on: April 23, 2024, 08:35:37 AM »

Ashley's Guv'nor 4cd box set for £11.26 inc delivery.  I've got a couple of them already but at that price, it seemed churlish to argue...
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