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Freddy58

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Nice Enough To Eat - Various

On the Island record label, a bit of an eclectic mix. I guess you would call it a sampler of the signed acts, from King Crimson to Nick Drake. Here's a non representative thingy* by Heavy Jelly. I like it!

*No single track is represetative
 

Freddy58

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Freddy58 said:
Nice Enough To Eat - Various

On the Island record label, a bit of an eclectic mix. I guess you would call it a sampler of the signed acts, from King Crimson to Nick Drake. Here's a non representative thingy* by Heavy Jelly. I like it!

*No single track is represetative

It also includes a rather nice ditty by Dr Strangely Strange - 'Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal' *biggrin*
 

DIB

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Freddy58 said:
Nice Enough To Eat - Various

On the Island record label, a bit of an eclectic mix. I guess you would call it a sampler of the signed acts, from King Crimson to Nick Drake. Here's a non representative thingy* by Heavy Jelly. I like it!

*No single track is represetative
There was a time when all I could afford to buy was sampler LPs like yours Freddy, and I've got quite a few of the scratched blighters lying around. This one was my favourite, and I still play it..



.. 99p in 1971. It introduced me to the wonderful world of Hawkwind for example.

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Jim-W

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Yep, when all we could afford was 14/6! I've got loads of 'em too....in fact, I love samplers, but I have no idea why. Back in the day it was just a chance to buy a record with some of the bands...we called them groups then...that you've heard about or read about. 'Nice Enough To Eat', like 'You Can All Join In', was a brilliantly compiled Island sampler which I hammered to death....Spooky Tooth's 'Better By You Better Than Me' was a favourite; when I eventually bought 'Spooky Two' it was the best track on the album and I was a bit disappointed. Can you remeber 'El Pee', another Island sampler? Love that too.

'All Good Clean Fun' was one of the best: great tracks from Amon Duul II, Gypsy, If and my favourite, 'Street Songs' by Help Yourself. I keep looking for copies of the Help Yourself lps but I never see them.

CBS, Immediate, Island and Harvest all did great samplers; my favourite is the Marmalade sampler '100% Proof' which had Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, Blossom Toes, Gordon Jackson, Chris Barber etc.

Memories? Yeah, but I still play 'em.
 

DIB

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Jim-W said:
Yep, when all we could afford was 14/6! I've got loads of 'em too....in fact, I love samplers, but I have no idea why. Back in the day it was just a chance to buy a record with some of the bands...we called them groups then...that you've heard about or read about. 'Nice Enough To Eat', like 'You Can All Join In', was a brilliantly compiled Island sampler which I hammered to death....Spooky Tooth's 'Better By You Better Than Me' was a favourite; when I eventually bought 'Spooky Two' it was the best track on the album and I was a bit disappointed. Can you remeber 'El Pee', another Island sampler? Love that too.

'All Good Clean Fun' was one of the best: great tracks from Amon Duul II, Gypsy, If and my favourite, 'Street Songs' by Help Yourself. I keep looking for copies of the Help Yourself lps but I never see them.

CBS, Immediate, Island and Harvest all did great samplers; my favourite is the Marmalade sampler '100% Proof' which had Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, Blossom Toes, Gordon Jackson, Chris Barber etc.

Memories? Yeah, but I still play 'em.
Oh Jim, I'm getting all nostalgic now


I still play El Pea too, though how my stylus gets through those scratched grooves is beyond me.

I'm so glad that there is someone else on this planet that has heard of Street Songs by Help Yourself, it's one of my all time favourite songs. I dont have the LP but I do have a CD with their first two albums..



.. not bad, but Street Songs is head and shoulders the best track.

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Jim-W

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Hi DIB,

I must get hold of that 2 CD set; I'm not surprised that 'Street Songs' is the best song on the album because it's stayed in my head for about 40 years! I often hear it quite unexpectedly when I'm doing something or other. 'All Good Clean Fun' also had 'Cherry Red' by The Groundhogs if I'm not mistaken. They don't make 'em like that anymore!
 

thescarletpronster

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Charlie Jefferson said:
Hex Enduction Hour - The Fall
Perverted By Language - The Fall
Funnily enough I was planning to play both those Fall LPs yesterday, but currently haven't got enough dexterity to handle records. Frustrating! Will line them up for asap.
 

Charlie Jefferson

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Dub Feast - The Congos
Any good Charlie?
Hi BBB,

Yes, it's quite stunning. The voices work particularly well amongst the weft and warp of dub-stylings.

I also bought King Tubby's The Roots Of Dub and Rare Dubs By Augustus Pablo/Lee Perry/Wailers.

They are all excellent. All recent-ish re-issues on Jamaican Records.
 

jimbofisher

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thescarletpronster said:
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
I thought The Cramps were Goth.
File under 'extraterrestrial psychobilly'.
Wytches are a bit darker. There is variety. Only issue would be the singer's voice if listening to it a lot but then if you were listening to it that much it's because you like the voice!
 
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I ordered a copy last night, I like his voice.

Now playing Neu - Neu 75
 
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Charlie Jefferson said:
Hi BBB,

Yes, it's quite stunning. The voices work particularly well amongst the weft and warp of dub-stylings.

I also bought King Tubby's The Roots Of Dub and Rare Dubs By Augustus Pablo/Lee Perry/Wailers.

They are all excellent. All recent-ish re-issues on Jamaican Records.
Thanks Charlie, I might have to make a purchase or two.
 

Charlie Jefferson

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Hi BBB,

I'm really enjoying my recent dub buys at the moment, so I've dug out the following:

The Bush Chemists In Dub

A great album for those late night/early morning sessions.

Then:

Slates - The Fall

Which led to the expanded CD version featuring some excellent live takes of Hip Priest and Lie Dream Of Casino Soul.

Home Cookin' - Jimmhy Smith

Where The Spirit Meets The Bone - Lucinda Williams

Black Market Clash - The er, Clash

Is their Pressure Drop the joint best cover of all-time??? (Kate Bush's Rocket Man is my other nomination).

We A Killer/Version- Capt.Barkley 12'

The ultimate system thredding platter in my collection, I think.
 

Jim-W

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Best cover of all time? Well, that should probably be a new thread, Charlie. I'll spend the next few hours, as I clear the junk out of the cupboard under the stairs in prep for the new boiler installation...nightmare job...giving it some thought. I'm tempted to offer Jimi Hendrix's 'All Along The Watchtower' off the top of my head. There's so many more though, especially interpretations of 'trad arr' songs by folk artists and bands. If you haven't heard the sublimely beautiful 'January Man', a Bert Jansch cover of an original Dave Goulder composition, then really you should: it's on youtube of course. One of those performances that makes time stand still. Bert's voice is invariably a thing of dark wonder, never mind his glorious guitar playing.

I'm listening to the first Eric Clapton solo lp, 'Eric Clapton' and thinking how damn good it is. Those that are tempted to diss Eric are bonkers: he's a fluent and graceful guitarist and a damn fine singer in my opinion. Some of his later stuff is a bit dull though and most of his solo records are rather patchy. He was my first hero, along with Jack Bruce, and I won't hear a word said against them!
 
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Jimmy McGriff - The Big Band

Free - The Free Story

John Foxx - Metamatic

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

Francoise Hardy - Sings About Love

**** & The Blazers - So Sharp
 

Charlie Jefferson

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Yes Jim, in the whole sub-genre that is Bob Covers, Jimi Hendrix's Watchtower is surely top of the pile.

I'll check out the Bert Jansch song you mention. Heretically, I'm not all that keen on his voice. And usually I'm a fan of singers with "distinctive" voices. Sure plays a mean guitar though!

Funny you mention Eric Clapton as tomorrow I'm picking up the Crossroads comp on vinyl for £10. I have sleepwalked into the knowing received wisdom about him for many years but I was jolted from that position during the summer when I started playing the "Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Clapton" album.

When I was at Uni in the 80s I won a campus music quiz and the prize was two tickets to see him at the Birmingham NEC. It was very dull. The venue. The album he was touring. The clothes (!). All mitigated against any palpable enjoyment. I seethed in Row ZZ. I returned to Uni that night swaggering like a roadie for Crass and played some Cabaret Voltaire or some such to purge myself of the vile Rock God's viral curse.

We are ever changing in our tastes and appreciations . . .
 

thescarletpronster

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Yes, couldn't resist. It was that, Grotesque or Perverted by Language. Haven't listened to any of them for an age. Yeh, the Peel Sessions are fantastic - up tp 1987, then they really drop off.

May be more vinyl tomorrow. Unfortunately I dropped the needle on Hex Enduction Hr a couple of times, might have slightly scratched my minty copy, that manual dexterity still isn't back to normal.
 

Jim-W

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Hi Charlie

Thank God we disagree about something! In this case, Bert's voice. He's my favourite singer, musician and writer: nothing gets to me like Bert. I picked up a copy of 'It Don't Bother Me' for aquid about 20 years ago and although it's nowhere near his best record I was smitten, as 'they' say. Perhaps the ideal introduction is either 'Rosemary Lane' which is beautiful fom start to finish or, more controversially because it's from a period that doesn't receive the same accolades as his earlier or later stuff, 'Three Chord Trick' which is a Charisma Records compilation: again, not a duff track and wonderful from start to finish. I've only typed this in case you should want to know where to begin. 'Mooonshine' is probably my favourite lp and it's a treat for guitarists, although it depresses me just how damn good he is! I think it's all on youtube.
 
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Jim-W said:
God, I love this record! Love the cover photo too. Such intensity.
No idea why I got rid of it. Bought for less than a pound, cover wasn't great, but record was playable.

I blame my wife, as it was among a hundred or so that went before we moved, just so she didn't have to pack them. Actually, I blame myself for letting her convince me that I didn't want them.
 
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It'll never happen again. I mean both marraige, and record redistributing.

To be fair, she's fed up with hearing "I've got that record. Oh! must've been one of those I sold before we moved"., so it's a lesson learnt by both of us.
 

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