Happy birthday singer / songwriter Randy Newman (1943); UK singer Wayne Fontana (of Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders fame) (1945)!
As regular readers of this website will know, I went up to Berkeley to meet regular reader and avatar Jim Donato and his wife last weekend. California is vertainly a perverse place to buy music, but that’s what I did. Following list covers Ventura, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, Dublin, Concord and San Francisco – alas, circumstances (rainy AM) did not permit my gracing of Amoeba Berkeley on this visit.
10cc – HOW DARE YOU!, MERCURY JPN CD kami sleeve
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO – IO SONO NATO LIBERO, BMG / SONY JPN Blu-Spec CD, never knew this existed
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO – S/T, BMG / SONY JPN SONY JPN Blu-Spec CD, never knew this existed
BERIO, LUCIANO – LABORINTUS II, IPECAC US CD from Orinda, CA!
BHATT / DOUGLAS / MEYER – BOURBON & ROSEWATER, WATER LILY US SA-CD stereo, with a snappy George Harrison recommendation sticker on the cover!
COOK, PETER / DUDLEY MOORE – COMIC GENIUS OF, REDBUSH UK 2CD humor
CRETU, MICHAEL – INVISIBLE MAN, VIRGIN DE CD English language version
DOLLY DOTS – UNIQUE, ARIOLA NL LP I had no idea this train of thought went this far
DURY, IAN – TALKS TO VINYL COSMO, STIFF UK LP promo-only
FARLEY, MICHAEL – GRAIN, INNOVA US CD
FAUST – S/T, POLYDOR DE CD 2010 master
FIRESIGN THEATRE – WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN, COLUMBIA US LP mono promo, with a glorious Columbia timing strip on the cover!
GENTLE GIANT – FREE HAND, CHRYSALIS UK LP with insert
GILMOUR, DAVID – ARNOLD LAYNE, EMI US 10” W/PS 7”, CD Single and now a 10”!
HAMMILL, PETER – IN CAMERA, CHARISMA UK CD re-mastered, 3 x bonus tracks
JACKSON, JOE – LIVE AT ROCKPALAST, MIG DE 2LP Live ’83
JONES, TOM – HELP YOURSELF, DECCA DE LP with a stapled inside poster!
JOPLIN, JANIS – PEARL SESSIONS, COLUMBIA US 10″x2
LEWIE, JONA – YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN THE KITCHEN AT PARTIES, RAZOR & TIE UK 7” W/PS re-issue
MAD RIVER – S/T, CAPITOL US LP re-issue
MAURIAT, PAUL – CLASSICS IN THE AIR 2, PHILIPS DE EZ
McCARTNEY, PAUL – RAM, APPLE DE LP
NEW TROLLS – U.T., VM IT LP re-issue
NOONAN, SEAN – BRING BREWED BY NOON – LIVE FROM NY, INNOVA US CD + DVD
ORB – ORBLIVION, ISLAND US CD electronica
PROTHEROE, BRIAN – PINBALL, CHRYSALIS US 7” stock copy!
RANDOM HOLD – OVER VIEW, VOICEPRINT UK CD demo tapes
SANTING, MATHILDE – TOO MUCH, WEA NL 12″ W/PS
SQUEEZE – G.H., A&M US CD 20 tracks!
SYSTEM 7 – GOLDEN SECTION, HYPNOTIC US CD Steve Hillage
TIME BANDITS – FICTION, CBS NL LP
TOWNSHEND, PETE – SCOOP 3, EELPIE UK 3LP set, very impressive
TRIO – TRIOLOGIE, MERCURY DE CD 19 tracks!
V.A. – BOB DYLAN RADIO THEME TIME Vol. 5, MM UK 4CD boxed set, over 100 tracks!
V.A. – COLOSSUS GOLD, JERDEN US CD Shannon “Abergavenny” included
V.A. – CONCORD JAZZ SUPER AUDIO CD Vol. 1, CONCORD US SA-CD 5.1
YELLO – DESIRE, VERTIGO DE 12″ W/PS how many Yello 12” singles do I have? Probably 25 or more, but can’t leave one I didn’t recognize in a bin for $2.95!
YOUNG, NEIL – SLEEPS WITH ANGELS, REPRISE US CD latter day N.Y.!
ZAPPA, FRANK – JUST ANOTHER BAND FROM L.A., VIDEOARTS JPN CD kami sleeve
Thanks to the support of Tom & Elisa, during Familee Donato’s visit to Berkeley!