August 2003 Music Purchases

Let It Bleed, Hybrid SA-CD

On 8/31/63, the LP “My Son, The Nut” by Allan Sherman charted at No. 8 in the US.  Also on 8/31/63, The Beatles 45 “She Loves You” charts at No. 1 in England.  On 8/29/70 Chairmen of the Board “Give Me Just A Little More Time” 45 charts at No. 3 in England.  On 9/1/73 the David Essex 45 “Rock On” charted at No. 3 in England.  Michael Jackson born, 1958.

Today, we’re looking at my August 2003 music purchases!  Could the Rolling Stones “Let It Bleed” be my first SA-CD purchase?  I can recognize going to San Luis Obispo and buying a bunch of 45’s!

  • ABC – BEAUTY STAB, MERCURY US LP
  • ABC – HOW TO BE A ZILLIONAIRE, MERCURY US LP
  • ALDRICH, RONNIE – INVITATION TO LOVE, PHASE 4 US LP EZ
  • ALPERT, HERB / TIJUANA BRASS – SOUNDS LIKE…, A&M US LP EZ
  • ANDERSON, LAURIE – BIG SCIENCE, WARNER US LP
  • ANDERSON, LAURIE – MISTER HAERTBREAK, WARNER US LP
  • ANTHONY, RAY – MY SWEET LORD, RANWOOD US LP EZ
  • ASH RA – BLACKOUTS, VIRGIN DE LP
  • ATKINS, CHET – YAKETY AXE / LETTER EDGED IN BLACK, RCA US 7” promo
  • AUSTRALIAN CRAWL – SEMANTICS, GEFFEN US LP
  • AXTON, HOYT – HAVE A NICE DAY / ALICE IN WONDERLAND, CAPITOL US 7” promo
  • AXTON, HOYT – WHERE DID THE MONEY GO, JEREMIAH US 7” promo
  • BACK PORCH MAJORITY – THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GONNA BE, EPIC US LP EZ
  • BEE GEES – RUN TO ME / ROAD TO ALASKA, ATCO US 7”
  • BOOKER T. & THE M.G.’S – HANG ‘EM HIGH / OVER EASY, STAX US 7”
  • BOOKER T. & THE M.G.’S – SOUL LIMBO / HEADS OR TAILS, STAX US 7”
  • BOWIE, DAVID – MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, RCA US LP re-issue
  • BOWIE, DAVID [TIN MACHINE] – s/t, EMI US LP
  • BREAD – MANNA, ELEKTRA US LP
  • BREAD – SOUND OF BREAD, K-TEL US LP Collection
  • BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – s/t, ATCO US LP original issue!
  • CAMPBELL, ARCHIE – COCKFIGHT, RCA US 7” promo
  • CAMPBELL, ARCHIE – LIFEGITS TEE-JUS, DON’T IT?, RCA US 7” promo
  • CAMPBELL, ARCHIE / PEARL, MINNIE – AS SOON AS I HANG UP THE PHONE, RCA US 7” promo
  • CARS, THE – GREATEST HITS, ELEKTRA US LP
  • CASSIDY, SHAUN – UNDER WRAPS, WARNER/CURB US LP
  • CHEAP TRICK – AT BUDOKAN, EPIC/SONY JPN LP
  • CHICAGO – CHICAGO III, COLUMBIA US 2LP w/poster
  • CLAPTON, ERIC – BEHIND THE MASK, WARNERS US 7” promo
  • COLD CHISEL – CIRCUS ANIMALS, ELEKTRA US LP
  • COLDER, BEN – GLOSSY 8 X 10 / MOONTAN, MGM US 7” promo
  • COLDER, BEN – THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING #II / GREAT MEN…, MGM US 7”
  • COWSILLS – WE CAN FLY / A TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE, MGM US 7”
  • CRISS, SONNY – WARM & SONNY, ABC IMPULSE US LP jazz
  • CZUKAY, HOLGER – DER OSTEN IST ROT, VIRGIN UK LP
  • DELANEY & BONNIE – ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES, ELEKTRA US LP
  • DOWNES, GEOFFREY – LIGHT PROGRAM, GEFFEN US 2LP
  • DUKE OF PADUCAH – FAST-TALKIN’ AGENT, RCA US 7” promo
  • DYLAN, BOB – SELF PORTRAIT, COLUMBIA US 2LP
  • ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – I’M ALIVE / DRUM DREAMS, MCA US 7” W/PS
  • FIEDLER, ARTHUR / BOSTON POPS – PLAYS THE BEATLES, RCA RED SEAL US LP EZ
  • FIEDLER, ARTHUR / BOSTON POPS – SATURDAY NIGHT FIEDLER, MIDSONG US LP EZ
  • FIFTH DIMENSION – GREATEST HITS, SOUL CITY US LP
  • FOUNTAIN, PETE – MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC, CORAL US LP EZ
  • GAINSBOURG, SERGE & CHARLOTTE – LEMON INCEST / HMM HMM HMM, PHILIPS FR 7” W/PS
  • GROSVENOR, LUTHER – UNDER OPEN SKIES, ISLAND UK LP
  • HAMMILL, PETER – LOVE SONGS, CHARISMA UK LP
  • HAMMOND, JOHNNY – WORKIN’ ON A GROOVY THING, KUDU US 7”
  • HARVEY BAND, Sensational ALEX – IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, VERTIGO US LP
  • HAYES, ISAAC – ISAAC HAYES MOVEMENT, ENTERPRISE US LP R&B
  • HAYMAN, RICHARD / ORCH. – CINEMAGIC SOUNDS, COMMAND US LP EZ
  • HERMANS HERMITS – WHAT IS WRONG WHAT IS RIGHT / EAST WEST, MGM US 7”
  • HERON, MICHAEL – DIAMOND OF DREAMS, ISLAND/BRONZE UK LP
  • HOPKIN, MARY – KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE, APPLE US 7”
  • IAN & SYLVIA – s/t, VANGUARD US LP folk
  • ICEHOUSE – CRAZY / NO PROMISES (Live), CHRYSALIS US 7” W/PS
  • JACKSON, BOB – “BOOTS” THE SAX, ALSHIRE US LP EZ
  • JAY ALANSKI – LES YEUX CREVES, F COM FR CD
  • JAYE, JERRY – HONKY TONK WOMEN LOVE RED NECK MEN, HI US 7” promo
  • JOPLIN, JANIS – PEARL, COLUMBIA US LP
  • JUICY LUCY – WHO DO YOU LOVE, ATCO US 7” promo
  • JUNG, BOB / ORCH. – BIG BAND SYNDROME, COMMAND US LP EZ
  • KITAJIMA, OSAMU – SOURCE, KING JPN LP
  • KOSTELANETZ, ANDRE – PLAYS THE ‘THEME FROM SUPERMAN’, COLUMBIA US LP EZ
  • KOSTELANETZ, ANDRE – SOUND OF TODAY, COLUMBIA US LP EZ
  • LASWELL, BILL – WORK SONG, MEGADISC NL 12” W/PS
  • LEHRER, TOM – EVENING WASTED WITH TOM LEHRER, DECCA UK LP
  • LENNON, JULIAN – STICK AROUND, CHARISMA UK 12” W/PS
  • LEWIS, JERRY LEE – MIDDLE AGE CRAZY, MERCURY US 7” promo
  • LINDSEY, GEORGE – JESUS JONES, EPIC US 7” promo
  • MacCOLL, KIRSTY – A NEW ENGLAND, STIFF UK 12” W/PS
  • MANN SINGERS, JOHNNY – THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU, LIBERTY US LP EZ
  • MAURIAT, PAUL – LET THE SUN SHINE IN, PHILIPS US LP EZ
  • MAYALL, JOHN / CLAPTON, ERIC – BLUES BREAKERS, LONDON US LP re-issue
  • McKENZIE, SCOTT – STAINED GLASS MORNING, ODE 70 US LP
  • McNEELY, LARRY – GLENN CAMPBELL PRESENTS, CAPITOL US LP
  • MIRZA – ANADROMOUS, DARLA US LP electronica
  • MOOG MACHINE – CHRISTMAS BECOMES ELECTRIC, COLUMBIA US LP
  • MORELL, JOHN – INSTRUMENTAL HIT SOUNDS OF, CAPITOL SP LP EZ
  • NEWTON, WAYNE – LONG AND WINDING ROAD, CAPITOL US LP EZ
  • NILSSON, HARRY – NILSSON SCHMILSSON, RCA US LP
  • O.S.T. – FLAMBARDS, PHILIPS UK LP
  • O.S.T. – SILENT RUNNING, DECCA US LP
  • OLDFIELD, MIKE – BOXED, VIRGIN DE 4LP boxed set
  • OSBOURNE, OZZY – OVER THE MOUNTAIN, JET UK 12” W/PS
  • OSMOND BROTHERS – BE MY LITTLE BABY BUMBLE BEE, MGM US 7”
  • PARLIAMENT – BIG BANG THEORY, CASABLANCA US 7” promo
  • PHILLIPS, ANTHONY – UM & AARGH / SOUVENIR, ARISTA UK 7” W/PS
  • POHJOLA, PEKKA – SPACE WALTZ, BREAKTRHU US LP
  • PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI – WWW.PFMPFM.IT (IL BEST), CANYON JPN 2CD Live
  • PRIMA, LOUIS / SMITH, KEELY – HITS OF, CAPITOL US LP re-issue
  • RANDOLPH, BOOTS – SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, MONUMENT US LP EZ
  • ROGERS, ROY – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY / LOVENWORTH, CAPITOL US 7”
  • ROLLING STONES – LET IT BLEED, ABKCO US SA-CD “1st SA-CD”
  • ROLLING STONES – MORE HOT ROCKS, LONDON US 2LP collection
  • ROTARY CONNECTION – WANT YOU TO KNOW / MEMORY BAND, CADET CONCEPT 7”
  • SADE – DIAMOND LIFE, PORTRAIT US LP
  • SAGITTARIUS – I GUESS THE LORD MUST BE IN NEW YORK CITY, TOGETHER US 7”
  • SAILCAT – MOTORCYCLE MAMA, ELEKTRA US LP
  • SANDPIPERS – MISTY ROSES, A&M US LP EZ
  • SANDPIPERS – SPANISH ALBUM, A&M US LP EZ
  • SHERBS – THE SKILL, RAZZLE AUS LP
  • SIE / HOWIE B. / NO APOLOGY – DEEP BLUE, PUSSYFOOT UK 12” electronica
  • SOULFUL STRINGS – GROOVIN’ WITH THE SOULFUL STRINGS, CADET US LP EZ
  • SPLIT ENZ – I GOT YOU, A&M US 7” promo
  • STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK – GIRL FROM THE CITY / THREE, UNI US 7”
  • STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK – TOMORROW / BIRDS IN MY TREE, UNI US 7”
  • SWEET TRIP – HALICA, DARLA US LP electronica
  • TAYLOR, IRVING – TERRIBLY SOPHISTICATED SONGS…, WARNERS US LP comedy
  • TECHNICOLOR – NORMAL CONTROL RANGE, DARLA US LP electronica
  • TEN YEARS AFTER – ROCK & ROLL MUSIC TO THE WORLD, COLUMBIA US LP
  • THOMPSON, SUE – BAD BOY / TOYS, HICKORY US 7” promo
  • TORTOISE – DJED REMIX, THRILL JOCKEY 12”
  • TORTOISE – MUSIC FOR WORK GROUPS EP, THRILL JOCKEY 12”
  • TUBB, ERNEST – BABY, IT’S SO HARD TO BE GOOD, DECCA US 7” promo
  • TUBB, ERNEST – WHEN OLE GOIN’ GETS A-GOIN’, DECCA US 7” promo
  • V.A. – ALL TIME COUNTRY & WESTERN VOL. 1, DECCA US LP
  • V.A. – BEST OF COUNTRY DUETS, RCA US LP
  • V.A. – ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS – THE 50’S, RHINO US LP
  • V.A. – SOULFUL CHRISTMAS FROM COLLECTABLES, COLLECTABLES CD
  • V.A. – STEAL THIS DISC 1, RYKODISC CD Zappa
  • V.A. – STEAL THIS DISC 2, RYKODISC CD Zappa
  • VILLAGE STOMPERS – GREATEST HITS, EPIC US LP
  • WELK, LAWRENCE – FAVORITES FROM THE GOLDEN 60’S, RANWOOD US LP EZ
  • WILSON, JACKIE – THOSE HEARTACHES, BRUNSWICK US 7”
  • WORKING WEEK – STORM OF LIGHT, VIRGIN UK 12” W/PS
  • Hybrid

MP3’s?

Quails

Happy birthday, Lothar Meid (of Amon Duul II)! (Born 1942).  On 8/28/71 the Curtis Mayfield 45 “Move On Up” charts at No. 12 in England.  Also on 8/28/71 the Carole King 45 “It’s Too Late” charts at No. 6 in England.  On 8/28/65 the Tom Jones 45 “What’s New Pussycat?” charts at No. 11 in England.  Also on 8/28/65 The Rolling Stones 45 “Satisfaction” charts at No. 1 in England.

2013 record guy problem:  My documented collections are almost at 30,000 pieces; goodness knows I keep collections that are undocumented (cassettes, videos of varying formats) – I am literally unable to enjoy my music collection very much because of how it’s stored.

Could I actually get rid of some of my collection?  Do I have non-essential pieces?  Of course I do; I “over-collect”!

What about the CD’s that I keep for 1 or 2 songs?  Or artists that I am only marginally interested in?  Could I go to keeping MP3’s of specific tracks and start getting rid of stuff?  I am no longer afraid of MP3’s; I know how to handle them now (ever since getting the Firesign Theatre book / DVD-R).

Will a loss of titles break down my collector ethic?  Will I become a new person?  Unlikely, but it could mean less stuff in cartons (where I don’t see it).

Aesthetics of paper, pressings – do I need a French one and an Italian copy?  In some instances, obviously yes.  In others…keep kami (paper) sleeve CD’s from Japan (aesthetics), SA-CD’s (great sound), lose the non-essential copies (regular CD’s, some non-package-specific LP titles?)

Got rid of a 27” Sony CRT TV in my living room!  Now just have to tame the stacking of “stuff” in that room and I’ll have a nice place to sit and watch TV / movies or listen to music!

The fall / autumn is dead ahead – in approx. 2 months, the weather will begin to cool off.  I might actually get to this, this year!  And next year, I am actually eyeing “retirement” from my school district job; I am at that age, 55!  I can “go”!  Go and look for another job, that is!  And still get a retirement from the school district!

As I am no longer really attending live music shows (too loud, too crowded) – I’d better get my “man cave” in order for future enjoyment!  I even cut the ivy in the back yard with my new cordless power saw!  I am domestic!

All of this is solidly part of who I am; part of what I am becoming; part of my path.  Some of you reading this been there with me on a large part of my path…does any of this talk seem strange?  Not to me, it doesn’t.  Gotta keep moving!  Still more juice in the ride!

Sir George Martin

George Martin

On 8/27/67 the Keith West 45 “Excerpt From A Teenage Opera” (produced by Mark Wirtz) charts at No. 2 in England.  Brian Epstein OD’s, 1967.

As of this writing, Sir George Martin (born 1926) is still alive.  I recently watched the UK TV documentary “Produced by George Martin”; haven’t got to the ‘bonus material’ as yet.  Good typical, interesting, intelligent British TV documentary – it even shows the BBC “Arena” logo before the show starts!

There is much archival footage of interest for a person of my age: Spike Milligan & Peter Sellers!  Contemporary interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Cilla Black.  Sir George is interviewed (partially) by his Son, Giles Martin (the guy who worked on The Beatles’ “Love” CD / DVD in 2006).

Sir George produced a good many listenable records in his lifetime; you can check him out on Wikipedia if you don’t believe me!  My personal favorite of his non-Beatle work (Milligan and Sellers notwithstanding) is the somewhat obscure LP by Parrish & Gurvitz (Regal Zonophone UK LP SRLZ 8506, 1971).  Sounds a bit like The Beatles, or Crosby Stills & Nash, depending on your orientation.  Decent songs!  Definitely one of the first post-Beatles works produced by Sir George.

Another interesting thing for me to see / hear in this documentary was that Sir George had / has a competitive “jealousy” of producer Norrie Paramour!  I guess Sir George was less than a total fan of Cliff Richard.

Also lots of footage of his gorgeous estate; or perhaps that’s just stock footage of stately English country homes?  No, it’s probably his.

And something I sympathize with / understand:  Sir George is almost deaf; not all that unusual for someone who is 87 years of age.

Blur / Gorillaz

Gorillaz

On 8/26/67 The Monkees 45 “Pleasant Valley Sunday’ charts at No. 11 in England.  Also on 8/26/67 The  Rolling Stones 45 “We Love You” b/w “Dandelion” charts at No. 8 in England.  “Ca Plan Pour Moi” by Plastic Bertrand is released, 1978.

I never particularly did much of the 90’s wave of British bands; I did like Blur, and I confess to owning a “best of” CD and DVD:

  • CDx2      BEST OF               TOSHIBA JPN                  TOCP-65595/6 2000 28 TRK Collection (incl. 10 track live album)
  • DVD       BEST OF               EMI UK        492434.9      2000 22 TRKS

I probably have more material by The Gorillaz, an offshoot group:

  • CD          DEMON DAYS                         VIRGIN US            77304         2005 15 TRKS CD + DVD
  • CD          GORILLAZ (2001)                    VIRGIN US            33748         2001 19 TRKS
  • CD          SINGLES COLLECTION 2001-2011     VIRGIN US   30080 2011 15 TRK Collection

I guess I like the singer, Damon Albarn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_Albarn

The Gorillaz song “Clint Eastwood” is particularly good.  Probably my favorite Blur single is “Boys & Girls”.

Mute Beat

Mute Beat

On 8/24/63 the Heinz 45 (produced by Joe Meek) “Just Like Eddie” charts at No. 5 in England.  On 8/24/68 Canned Heat 45 “On The Road Again” charts at No. 8 in England.  On 8/22/70, the LP “Cosmo’s Factory” by Creedence Clearwater Revival charted at No. 1 in the US.  On 8/23/75 the David Bowie 45 “Fame” charts at No. 17 in England.  Ian Mitchell of The Bay City Rollers born, 1958.

For many years, in the 80’s and 90’s, there was a Japanese dub reggae band called Mute Beat that I listened to and enjoyed.  The group was fronted by Kazufumi Kodama, a trumpet player.  I managed to get nearly all of their releases, but I missed a few singles.  I guess most of the Overheat albums came out as paper sleeve (kami) albums CD’s, but I’ve only seen one.

These wonderful instrumental albums will appeal to fans of dub reggae, but to many other people as well.  They are easy to listen to, easy to “understand”.

Additionally, there are solo albums by Kazufumi Kodama, too!  (Not listed)

CD          14 ECHOES + 1 (20th Annv. Ed.)                     OVERHEAT JPN      PCCA-01742            2002 15 TRK Collection; DSD Mastering (Super Bit Mastering)

 

12″          COFFIA                                     OVERHEAT JPN                  C12Y-0208       1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, insert

 

CDx2      DOCUMENT 1989                  OFF NOTE        ON-10         1996 18 TRKS Live, boxed set

 

CD3        DOWN TRAIN / DUB IN THE FOG                    OVERHEAT JPN      S10Y-1012    1988 2 TRK CD Single CD3

 

CD          DUB WISE                                OVERHEAT JPN                  PCCA-00685   1989 8 TRKS 5th, re-issue

LP           DUB WISE                                OVERHEAT JPN                  OVE-LP-0002  2002 8 TRKS U.S. pressing, insert

 

CD          FLOWER                                  OVERHEAT JPN                  D32Y-0117       1987 9 TRKS 2nd album

 

CD          IN DUB                                      ROIR US            RUSCD 8227            1996 11 TRKS U.S.  Issue, “No. 0” (with a slightly different track listing)

 

CD          LIVE                                           OVERHEAT JPN                  PCCY-00041    1989 12 TRKS Live recordings

 

CD          LOVER’S ROCK                      OVERHEAT JPN                  D32Y-0194       1988 9 TRKS 3rd album

CD          LOVER’S ROCK (Kami)         PONY CANYON JP               PCCA-01755   1988 9 TRKS (’02 issue) kami sleeve, DSD Mastering

 

CD          MARCH                                     OVERHEAT JPN                  D22Y-0320       1989 10 TRKS 4th, CD-only release?

 

CD          No. 0 – VIRGIN DUB                RESPECT JPN                     RES-7   1985 13 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks), basically a CD issue of the TRA cassette-only release

LP           No. 0 – VIRGIN DUB                RESPECT JPN                     RES-9   1985 11 TRKS (’96 release)

 

12″          ORGAN’S MELODY                OVERHEAT JPN                  C12Y-0238       1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD          R. ALPHONSO MEETS MUTE BEAT              OVERHEAT JPN      OVE-0066     1988 13 TRKS Live recording

 

12″          STILL ECHO                            OVERHEAT JPN                  C12Y-0223       1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD          STILL ECHO                            OVERHEAT JPN                  D32Y-0114       1987 7 TRKS 1st album, if you don’t incl. “No. 0”

 

12″          SUNNY SIDE WALK               OVERHEAT JPN                  C12Y-0301       1988 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″          SUNNY SIDE WALK re-issue                            RIDDIM 200   RIDDIM-200   2002? 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue – totally non-CD track, as far as I know.

Smash Hits (Vol. 2 No. 17) August 21 – September 3, 1980

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Smash Hits (Vol. 2 No. 17) August 21 – September 3, 1980

On 8/21/65, the LP “Out Of Our Heads” by The Rolling Stones charted at No. 1 in the US; it’s their first chart-topping LP in the US!  Joe Strummer of The Clash born, 1952.

The Beat on the cover, Bow Wow Wow on the back cover.  Great article on The Beat and some lyrics reproduced, too.  Gary Numan “Telekon” is announced for a September 5th release date – the first 100,000 copies will contain a ‘free 45’.  Joe Strummer produces The Little Roosters for A&M Records.  The Skids “The Absolute Game” announced for late September.   “Miniatures” is announced, noting that Andy Partridge of XTC has contributed a track.  Jah Wobble leaves P.I.L.  Full page ad for The Village People movie, “Alan Carr’s Can’t Stop The Music”.  Roxy Music in the centerfold looking very much like INXS would in a few short years.  Joan Armatrading article.

45’s:

  • Television Personalities “King & Country” (Rough Trade Records)
  • The Jam “Start!” (Polydor Records)
  • Skids “Circus Games” (Virgin Records)
  • The Beat “Best Friend” (Go-Feet Records)
  • The Selecter “Train To Skaville” (Chrysalis Records)
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads “I Want To Be Straight” (Stiff Records)
  • Gary Numan “I Die, You Die” (Beggar’s Banquet Records)

LP’s:

  • Pete Shelley ”Sky Yen” (Groovy Records) recorded 1974, released 1980
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra “X Infinity Multiplies” (A&M Records)
  • Roger Daltrey “McVicar” O.S.T. (Polydor Records)
  • Fringerprintz “Distinguishing Marks” (Virgin Records)
  • Gina X – Performance “X-Traordinaire” (EMI Records)

Gigs:

Athletico Spizz 80, Rory Gallagher, Mo-Dettes, The Ramones, Ultravox, Skids, Simple Minds, Pink Military, Joe Jackson Band, Nine Below Zero, Gerry Rafferty, Gary Numan, Stevie Wonder

1980 presses on – The Selecter leave 2-Tone and land at Chrysalis Records – took me 30 years to find this single!  Probably the best Ian Dury single without Chas Jankel.  I am still astonished that A&M tried Y.M.O. globally – it’s a great album, too.  Actually a very, very good Roger Daltrey album – about as close as The Who actually ever got to the position of ‘punk rock’.

Television Personalities 45’s all looked alike, B&W sleeves etc.  Never particularly a fan of The Jam.  Never.  I remember liking the 1980 Gary Numan singles, but I never got into the “Telekon” LP.  And this Pete Shelley album was not a ‘keeper’, either, I’m afraid.

Firesign Theatre

Firesign Theatre

8/19:

On 8/19/72 the Mott The Hoople 45 “All The Young Dudes” charts at No. 3 in England.  Ginger Baker (Cream, drummer) born, 1938.  Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, singer) born, 1945.  Groucho Marx dies, 1977.

8/20:

On 8/20/66 the Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels) 45 “They’re Coming To Take Me Away (Ha Ha)” charts at No. 4 in England.  Jim Reeves born, 1924.  Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) born, 1951.

Looks like the Palm M125 finally died.  I’ve used it for years, to view my lists of titles – so I don’t re-buy stuff unnecessarily in stores or at swap meets.  Maybe it knew that earlier this year, I got a Samsung Tablet, rendering it…obsolete.

I recently bought a Sony amplifier; it had no tone controls, and I couldn’t figure out how to get “audio out” from it – but it has HDMI inputs.  No help, with hooking my MD up to it.  As amps don’t seem to have phono inputs anymore, I also got a phono pre-amp – so I figured that one out.

All my favorite formats are out of favor:  SA-CD, cassette, Beta, Laser disc…and eventually LP and CD…Blu-ray.

A new one (to me) walked into the collection recently:

The Firesign Theatre “Duke of Madness Motors” (“Not Insane!”) DVD-ROM with over 80 hours of MP3’s.  I guess I can load them onto my Samsung Tablet and listen?  My computer doesn’t have speakers.  I wonder if I can pop this disc into the Blu-ray player and get anything?  How do I get to the “menu” on this thing?

Got it!  This will be responsible for me figuring out how to handle MP3’s!

Strange Days Time Machine – July 1973

Genesis - Live

Strange Days Time Machine – July 1973

Happy birthday Peter “Ginger” Baker of Cream and Airforce (1939, Lewisham, England).  Happy birthday Ian Gillan the singer of Deep Purple (1945, Hounslow, England).

From Strange Days magazine in Japan, here are some releases for July, 1973:

  • Jethro Tull – A Passion Play (Chrysalis UK LP CHR 1040) with booklet
  • Genesis – Live (Charisma UK LP CLASS 1)
  • Queen – Queen (Debut) (EMI UK LP EMC 3006) embossed cover
  • 10cc – 10cc (Debut) (UK Records UK LP UKAL 1005)
  • Mott The Hoople – Mott (CBS UK LP S 69038) die-cut with transparency
  • Grand Funk – We’re An American Band (Capitol US LP SMAS-11207)
  • New York Dolls – New York Dolls (Debut) (Mercury US LP SRM-1-675)
  • Lou Reed – Berlin (RCA US LP APL1-0207)
  • Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin – Love Devotion Surrender (Columbia US LP KC 32034)

Of the 9 titles today, I own 4 of them – Jethro Tull, Genesis, 10cc and Mott The Hoople.

Honestly, I think this is where Jethro Tull sort of “lost the plot”, even with the CD Extra re-issue; I am not a huge fan of live albums from this period, but the Genesis LP is OK – no, I did not ever get any ‘variants’ on this title.  I have several variants on the 10cc, LP’s & CD’s, always trying to get more tracks from the debut album without having to resort to the “UK Records Singles Collection” CD on 7T’s (Cherry Red).  Dear old Mott The Hoople; US LP didn’t look anything like the UK issue, alas.  Sounds great in 2013!

S. F. Bay Area #2 – Vinyl List

Rolling Stones 45

8/16/44: Kevin Ayers is born, in England.  On 8/17/63 the Freddie & The Dreamers 45 “I’m Telling You Now” charts at No. 2 in England.  On 8/17/68 the Bee Gees 45 “I Gotta Get A Message To You” charts at No. 1 in England.  On 8/15/70 the Chicago 45 “25 or 6 to 4” charts at No. 7 in England.  Also on 8/15/70 the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 45 “Tears Of A Clown” charts at No. 1 in England.

The vinyl list from S. F. Bay Area:

10cc – HISTORIA DE LA MUSICA ROCK, MERCURY ES LP collection

ABSOLUTE ELSEWHERE – IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT GODS, WARNER UK LP

BARRETT, SYD – SCARECROW, ARKAIN BE LP pirate

BECK, JEFF / BOGERT / APPICE – s/t, EPIC UK LP ’73 original

CALE, JOHN – SHIFTY ADVENTURES IN NOOKIE WOOD, DOUBLE SIX US 2LP

CAMEL – CHAMELEON – BEST OF, DECCA UK LP ’81

CARAVAN – IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK, KLIMT DE 2LP re-issue, colored vinyl

CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA – MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA, NINJA TUNE UK 12″ W/PS

DALTREY, ROGER – HISTORIA DE LA MUSICA ROCK, POLYDOR ES LP collection

FRAZIER CHORUS – TYPICAL, VIRGIN UK 10″ W/PS live tracks

GOLDEN EARRING – ON THE DOUBLE, MUSIC ON VINYL NL 2LP ’69 re-issue

IT BITES – STILL TOO YOUNG #2, VIRGIN UK 12″ W/PS remix

KIRWAN, DANNY – MIDNIGHT IN SAN JUAN, DJM UK LP ’76

MAURIAT, PAUL – REFLECTION 18, PHILIPS JPN LP collection

McKENZIE, SCOTT – SAN FRANCISCO (aka “The Voice Of”), EPIC NL LP re-issue

MINGUS, CHARLES – BLUES & ROOTS, WAX TIME DE LP re-issue, w/ bonus track

OLDFIELD, MIKE – TRICKS OF THE LIGHT, VIRGIN UK 12″ W/PS

TRAFFIC – LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS, ISLAND DE LP re-issue, “Back To Black”

TWO RONNIES – JEHOSOPHAT AND JONES, PHILIPS UK LP ’73 UK comedy

V.A. – LIVE AT THE 101 – OFF THE CUFF, 101 INT UK LP with Restaurant For Dogs (Barry Andrews in ’81!)

V.A. – THEY ALL LAUGHED!, PRT UK 2LP UK comedy

WHO, THE – WHO BY NUMBERS, POLYDOR NL LP #’d edition

Singles:

BLUES PROJECT – STEVE’S SONG / NO TIME LIKE THE RIGHT TIME, VERVE FORECAST US 7″

COODER, RY – ALIMONY, REPRISE US 7″ promo, mono / stereo

ROLLING STONES – NO SPARE PARTS, A&M EU 7″ W/PS ’11

RUSSELL, LEON / MARC BENNO – TRYIN’ TO STAY ‘LIVE / STRAIGHT BROTHER, SHELTER US 7″ as “Asylum Choir”

SEARCHERS – DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY, PYE UK 7″ ’64

SUTHERLAND BROTHERS BAND – PIE, THE / LONG, LONG DAY, ISLAND US 7″ ‘72

URIAH HEEP – I WANNA BE FREE / WHAT SHOULD BE DONE, MERCURY US 7″ promo

S. F. List #1 (CD’s)

Alvin Cash

On 8/14/65, the original soundtrack LP “Help!” by The Beatles was No. 1 in England.  David Crosby (Byrds etc.) born, 1941.

Just got back from a trip to the San Francisco bay area, here’s the CD list:

AYERS, KEVIN – THAT’S WHAT YOU GET BABE, BGO UK CD

BLODWYN PIG – AHEAD RINGS OUT, EMI UK CD w/bonus tracks

BRAND X – MOROCCAN ROLL, CAROLINE US CD

CAN – TAGO MAGO (40th Annv.), SPOON DE 2CD w/live disc

CASH, ALVIN – WINDY CITY WORKOUT, CHARLY UK 2CD collection

COOK, PETER / DUDLEY MOORE – RUDE & RARE / BEST OF DEREK & CLIVE, EMI UK 2CD collection w/unreleased material

DOHERTY, DENNY – WAITING FOR A SONG, FANTASTIC UK CD ’74

DURY, IAN / BLOCKHEADS – LIVE AT ROCKPALAST 1978, MIG DE CD

GAINSBOUR, SERGE – CLASSE X, PHILIPS FR CD collection

GILMOUR, DAVID – ON AN ISLAND, COLUMBIA US CD

INNES, NEIL – RECOLLECTIONS 1, CPP UK CD collection

KOOPER, AL / MIKE BLOOMFIELD – LIVE ADVENTURES OF, SONY JPN 2CD Kami

MANZAREK, RAY / MICHAEL McCLURE – LOVE LION, SHANACHIE US CD

MOTT THE HOOPLE – RETROSPECTIVE, COLUMBIA US 2CD collection

SAWADA, KENJI – ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH #3, POLYDOR JPN CD collection

SLICK, GRACE – BEST OF, RCA US CD collection

SOFT MACHINE – 5, SONY JPN CD Kami

SOFT MACHINE – BACKWARDS, CUNIEFORM US CD collection

STANSHALL, VIVIAN – MEN OPENING UMBRELLAS AHEAD, POPPY UK CD

TOWNSHEND, PETE – ALL THE BEST COWBOYS HAVE CHINESE EYES, IMPERIAL JPN CD Kami

TOWNSHEND, PETE – ANOTHER SCOOP, IMPERIAL JPN 2CD Kami

TOWNSHEND, PETE – SCOOP, IMPERIAL JPN 2CD Kami

V.A. – POSTPUNK CHRONICLES (Scared To Dance), RHINO US CD compilation

V.A. – SWINGERS UNLIMITED, KING JPN CD compilation

VOLTI / V.A. – TURN THE PAGE, INNOVA US CD

WHITE, TONY JOE – BEST OF, WARNER US CD collection

WHO, THE – FACE DANCES, POLYDOR JPN CD Kami

ZAPPA, FRANK – TENGO LA MINCHIA TANTA, FOO-EEE US CD

LP’s tomorrow!