Friday, June 08, 2018

Cold Touch –Ride to Live, Live to Ride/ Grease Paint Widow – Unreleased US Hard Rock/Punk acetate




Cold Touch –Ride to Live, Live to Ride/ Grease Paint Widow –Gold Star acetate (US 197…?)

What the hell is this???!!! Out of nowhere (well LA actually), comes this totally insane unreleased acetate. The band Cold Touch just hit the nail over Bonehead with this Spazz  hybrid concoction of Biker, Punk and Hard Rock which reaches untold levels of perplexing Madness. 

The vocals are incredible. The singer warbles, in a familiar manner –hang on is it Roger Chapman? No...Jesse Hector –No…in fact, it sounds like bloody Jello Biafra! However it is more than unlikely it's him, however could it be his uncle or something? 

 I have been told it is likely to be early 70s, however I have a feeling it might have been recorded during the LA Punk days. Who knows... Lyrically both tunes live up to their titles, really stupid but all so fun. 

The A side is the Biker tune “ Satan is my father and mother unknown…” it twists and grinds along, steeped in grease and grime. The only issue is that a band member seems to have let the brother-in-law into the studio clutching a sax, which detracts somewhat from the overall perfection the track would have otherwise attained. Still you could try and convince yourself it’s a rare appearance by Steve McKay which can help... 

Based on this the B side is the winner here, with no need to make any excuses. Grease Paint Widow is the hunter and you’ll also be the prey when you groove to this. 
Please please please someone must know who this band were…

Note: I have had to edit both tracks slightly by fading each side a couple of times, I hope this doesn’t detract too much from the experience 


Hear an edit of Ride to Live, Live to Ride



Hear an edit of Grease Paint Widow

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Black Moon Evil Wolf -Good Day Feelin’ –Obscure US Hard Rock (1973)




Black Moon Evil Wolf -Good Day Feelin’/ Searching For Nothing –Rains VPI-7301S (1973 US)

Black Moon Evil Wolf…God, you’ve got to love that name and the record itself nearly lives up to it. This track nails it, the drumming is stellar full on pounding throughout, the tune and the monotone riffing is also up there while the vocals resonate disinterested Punk attitude. It is just a shame that the lead break is organ-based and a bit pointless… now if only we had a blistering screeching Guitar lead instead. Out of Knoxville Tennessee; Black Moon Evil Wolf seems to have only presented this entry to the near Bonehead Pantheon.

Hear a full version of Good Day Feelin’

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Barracudas Playing Live in London 28th July 2018 -New Blog

Hi


We seem to be heading for a reformation culminating in a one-off gig in London on Saturday 28th July in London

All the news will be here
The Barracudas Live in London 2018


Perhaps see some of you there...



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bran Vattën – I Just Want To Rock and Roll You -US Proto Punk 1972






Bran Vattën – I Just Want To Rock and Roll You/ From Now On – Segué SG-113 (1972 US)

Released in 1972, here is a slab of high energy rock n roll by an obscure Pittsburgh area band.  It reminds me a bit of a budding early Kiss but without the histrionics. I Just Want To Rock and Roll You is a short, cutting and succinct Proto Punk Rock n Roller of the highest calibre. Produced by local DJ/Producer/Manager Terry Lee who was also behind The Swamp Rats and The Fantastic Dee-Jays, but I am not sure there is any lineage there. Bran Vattën had another single out in 1972, and that seems to be it. I look forward of hopefully hearing more about this band soon

Hear a full version of I Just Want To Rock and Roll You

Friday, April 27, 2018

Unknown Acetate: He Who Laughs Last – Mystery Glam era UK Chugger



Unreleased Acetate - He Who Laughs Last -  Decca  Acetate UK (1973/74?)

Here’s a cool and unknown Glam era rocker. He Who Laughs Last is a catchy Chugger which sounds like it was recorded in 73/74. 
It’s starts off with a riff similar to Marcus Hook Roll Band’s classic Natural Man, then moves into James Hogg-like territory with added ivory tinkling. The backing vocals are pure Glam and there’s a fun posh announcer voice over around the 2 minute mark. 

So who the hell is this –Any ideas out there?

Hear a full version of He Who Laughs Last

Friday, April 20, 2018

ebay have messed up their music listing categories

Slightly off topic but here is some really important news for serious record collector and sellers   who use ebay as a way to source rare gems as well as selling

ebay.co.uk have  implemented  drastic changes (since last week)  to their music categories which seriously affects  the browsing and listing experience. 

They have basically dumbed down their categories; which means searching for recently listed items in specific genres and formats is now pretty much impossible. 

Here is some background information on how I used to search for records on ebay

I have 2 ebay accounts meaning (on the desktop version) I have up to 400 searches saved based on key words/group names or titles). From these I receive email notifications.  I also use the ebay mobile app on my phone to see new listings “live” although in their wisdom the later versions of the app limit this to 100 saved searches for some reason.

More importantly I have saved categories (for which I don’t receive email notifications) but which I used to check around 10 times a day in order to see the latest items as close to the listing times as possible.

 I was mainly using my phone for this. I was very useful as it didn’t depend on keywords and it allowed me to browse and discover items within genres which perhaps weren’t on my wants list

Here are some examples of searches I had saved (all filtered to show new listings)

Music >Records > 7inch>Rock> 60s Garage/Psych 
Music> Records > 7inch>Pop> 60s Beat
Music >Records > 7inch>Rock> Glam

Now the only option to spot new listed stuff is Music > Records 

Meaning if you look for new listed records it brings up EVERYTHING!!! So it has absolutely no use at all
Here is the link to their category changes
https://pages.ebay.co.uk/categorychanges/UK_Category_Changes.html

I understand that this pretty much mirrors the US site. The main implication (as a buyer) is that I will no longer be able to browse and discover new stuff within categories and be first in line to snatch an item. I am now going to miss out on perhaps 90% of what I might be interested in buying

For sellers, and I have talked to some sellers who appeal to collectors in certain niches, it is a disaster and their listings just get dumped in with everything else. It will mean that specific items will be more likely to be missed, so their listings may have to be changed to Buy It Now (at a high price)

When I sell I am very careful to list in the appropriate categories to reach the right buyer target

I am not sure why ebay have made these changes, but it could be to make ebay a more generic dumping ground for sellers who can’t be bothered to enter relevant information (either high volume dumpers, or newbie sellers who have no clue what they’re  selling/doing) or something to do with a change in Google algorithms 

In any case, it’s just a continuing sign that ebay don’t care about record buyers and just want to dumb everything down to the lowest common denominator

There are of course other online avenues. Discogs (with all its faults) remains a useful source, Musicstack is of dwindling importance, however Facebook selling groups are really starting to come into their own. I am buying more and more on Facebook. As a seller Facebook is also great, there are currently no fees and of course if you use Paypal as gift there are no extra charges for the seller

I have contacted ebay, but of course they won’t care. I am not an ebay basher, however until they notice a drop in revenue, they will not do anything and record sales must a very  small part of their revenue generation stream

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair April 2018 -Day 3




Sunday, a blessed day of rest for some, for me it was a record mopping up operation. I did about half Friday's mileage at a more civilized pace.

Apart from a few titles I had my eyes on, I spotted some I didn't notice the previous day, especially the Swedish fuzz Monster that is the Outsiders single...



A new one for me, what the Belgian double-sider from The Rainbows -Where Are You Gone/Show Me What You want. From 67 or 69



I had my eyes on this Austrian Heavy Psych fuzz fest from Hide & Seek, and managed to negotiate a more comfortable Sunday price for it




A cheapie and worth picking up is the Dutch issue of Sugar Man by The Smoke. It features the hard hitting and frenetic Like A Good Man Should on the B I think only available here and on the French issue


What's next? -well the Victoria fair in a couple of weeks, then perhaps I will slow down a bit to digest all the spoils. Bring on November!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair April 2018 - Day 2



Not a huge batch this second day, but got great deals on 3 top picture sleeves, the Danish Action, the Belgian Rupert's People and the Dutch Zombies.

Sweden's MT Self supposedly has a good B side.

Chancis was a cheap and cheerful demo, a sprightly little number...



Always dug this gritty Flemish cover of Cadillac


Tomorrow is my last day, I have my eye on 2 biggies, let's see what transpires

Friday, April 13, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair April 2018 - Day 1



So here we are at my 22nd  Utrecht...Another 17,432 steps were taken today, equating to 8.5 miles.
.
 Knackered and in pain, but the good stuff keeps getting found

Including:



Some nice UK issues. Roger Young is an absolute monster. The Medium was a new one for me




A lovely bunch of continentals. I couldn't resist a near perfect Cuby. Generally the covers are pretty ropey. The Ronnie Bird is a non Gallic outing, a (State of) Mick and Tommy creation





Some odds and sods.  Alan Steve is an upgrade from the last copy I found here 8 or so years ago. Weird French Fuzz madness







Next up the Glamsters and Hard rockers including Brother Susan, Pheon Bear and Rog and Pip...Shamrock is a thudding Dutch Glam re-working of the Everly Bros' tune



As I am returning Sunday, I have another 2 days of this to come. Spotted more stuff, but I would need to get the prices worked on some of the items

Until tomorrow then

Monday, March 26, 2018

26 Rare and Obscure 70s Glam singles just listed on ebay




Hi

I have just listed 26 Nice and rare Glam singles on ebay

You can find them here:

LINK to Purepop1uk singles on ebay

All have sound clips from the records for sale and all have low starts.

So have fun with this lot

Sting -Thief of Baghdad UK OTT Glam -German Pic sleeve 1974
Ronno -(Mick Ronson/Bowie ) 4th Hour of My Sleep -Heavy - Vertigo 1971
Tag -Off Down The Road -Loud underrated Junkshop Glam Classic -1975
Shado -Evil City Rare UK Hard and fast obscure Proto Punk 1974
Jet -My River/Quandary -John's Children Glam classic/ Non LP B Side -1975
Brett Smiley -Va Va Va Voom - Essential Junkshop Glam Demo-1974
Abacus - Indian Dancer -Pounding Glam Stomper- UK Demo 1974
Spode -Cincinnati Woman- Obscure 70s Joe Meek Sound!!! - UK Demo 1971
Knees- Day Tripper / Slow Down UA– Obscure UK rockers 1975
Jets - YEAH! Tough Crunching Glam Thumper Original UK issue 1973
Sparky -Summertime Woman - Sleazy Glam Troggs Cruncher-1972
Hector -Wired Up –Proto Punk Glam Fuzzfest Classic Original UK DEMO 1973
Oliver Day -Crazy Love -Over the top Junkshop Glam -1975
Whistle -The Party Must Be Over -Heavy Glam Thumper- UK Demo 1973
Washington Flyers -Another Saturday Night Top Glam 2 -sider-1974
Tracey Dean -Moonshiner -Top GLAM Thumping Cruncher-1974 UK Demo
Ransome Head -Sing - Obscure Fuzz Groover - UK Demo 1971
Soho Jets -Hi-Heel Tarzan -Mutoid Glam Cruncher Rare-1974
Slade -Get Down and Get With It - Original Australian 4 track EP 1972
Union Express -Do You Love Me/Alligator Fix Killer Crunchers- UK Demo 1973
Stud Leather -Cut Loose -WILD Proto Punk Madness ORIGINAL UK Demo 1973
Troll Brothers -You Turn Me On - GARAGE/GLAM SHOUTER! SRT-1973 UK
Buster -Motor Machine -Sweet-Like KILLER Glam -1974
Hamlett -Vampire Man Obscure UK Freak Rock/Glam-1972 UK issue
Giorgio -Son of My Father (original version of Chicory Tip) -1971 UK Demo
Primitive-Man-Animal-Love-Heavy-Freak-Glam-Fuzz-German-art-sleeve-1971

Monday, February 12, 2018

Purepop Set Sale February 2018


SALE NOW CLOSED




Hi
I have a set sale of  128 singles now open for one week only


112 Top Glam singles including some big rarities and 16 choice Heavy Psych/Garage/Bonehead/Proto Punk rarities


You can either request the list by emailing me: purepop1ukATyahooDOTcoDOTuk,  by messaging me on Facebook or by leaving a comment.

The lists has several close up photos and sound clips sometimes directly from the records themselves of from YoutTube for reference


I will be updating the  list here as soon and often as possible, those in red mean they are SOLD


Part 1: Junkshop Glam, 70s Pop and oddities



A Raincoat               It Came in The Night/Morocco -EMI Demo (UK)   SOLD
Abacus                      Indian Dancer/Be That Way - York Demo (UK)
Andy Bown             New York Satyricon Zany /Party Games GM Records (UK)  SOLD
Angel                        Good Time Fanny/Who D'ya Think Your Fooling -Cube (UK)  SOLD
Angel                     Little Boy Blue/Tragedy Queen-  Cube (GER) SOLD
Arlan Green        Promo EP-Moonbrite/I Do/ Rock Hotel/The Next Time White label -Bell (UK)
Arrows                  I Love Rock 'n Roll/Broken Down Heart -RAK (UK) SOLD
Ayshea                Farewell//The Best Years of My Life -Harvest (UK)  SOLD
Barry Green          Papa Do/Boomerang - Decca (UK)
Bearded Lady         Rock Star/Country Lady -Young Blood Demo (UK)  SOLD
Big Wheel               Shake-A-Tail Part 1/Part 2 Bell Demo (UK)  SOLD
Bilbo Baggins          Saturday Night/Monday Morning Blues - Polydor  (UK)  SOLD
Boston Boppers        Did You Get What You Wanted /Whirwind Girl -Penny Farthing (SP) (SOLD)
Brett Smiley              Va Va Va Voom/Space Age -Anchor Demo (UK)
Brother Susan         See My Fingers Fly/Full Blooded Natural Man- EMI  (UK) SOLD
Buster                        Motor Machine/Ring Around -Bradleys (UK)
Buster                        Superstar/Rainbows & Colours -Bradleys (UK)
Buzz                            Jubilee Rock/The Digger on Mars Crystal Demo (UK) SOLD
Chris Hodge (The Sunshine Kid)      My Linda/ Same - RCA (US Promo)
Chunky                    Albatross Baby/Road Runner Girl -Orange (UK)
Cobraa                  Ride A Pony / The End Of A Day -EMI German pic sleeve
Crunch                   Let's Do It Again/Not Tonight Josephine- Young Blood SOLD
Daddy Maxfield      Rave N' Rock/Smilin' Again -Pye (UK)  SOLD
Dancer                    Hate Generator /Love Seeds-Dawn (UK)  SOLD
Duck Deluxe     Coast To Coast/Bring Back That Packard Car -RCA (UK)  SOLD
Dust                     Rebound/Pieces -20th Century (UK) SOLD
Equals                Diversion/Here Today, Gone Tomorrow-President (UK) SOLD
Fogg                  Dancin' To The Music/Scrapbook - WB (UK)  SOLD
Giorgio               Son of My Father/I'm Free Now -Parlophone Demo (UK) 
Go Go Thunder          The Race/Mrs Mann -RCA  (UK)  SOLD
Granny                  Lady/Weirdie Deirdre’s Dilema DJM Demo (UK) SOLD
Hamlett                    Where'd The Day Go/ Vampire Man -Pye (UK)
Harpo      My Teenage Queen/I Don't Know Why -EMI (Ger)  SOLD
Hector           Wired Up Ain't Got Time DJM Demo (UK)
Hector         Bye Bye Bad Days/Lady - DJM (Portugal) SOLD
Hello            C'Mon/The Wench -Bell (Belgium pic sleeve)  SOLD
Helter Skelter       I Need You/Goodbye Baby -Sticky (UK) SOLD
Hobnail                   She's Just a Friend of Mine/Boy Scout Jambouree -Bell  SOLD
Hot Rod         I Want You (All Night Long)/Love is all Right (Hey) President (UK) SOLD
James Hogg           Lovely Lady Rock/ Happy Sad - Regal Zonophone Demo (UK)  SOLD
Jet                My River/Quandary -CBS (UK)
Jets                  Yeah!/Rusty Corinthian Pillar -Cube (UK)
Jook              King Capp/Rumble -RCA Demo (UK) SOLD
Jook            OO OO Rudi/Jook's on You/ -RCA  (UK)  SOLD
Jook          Alright With Me/Do What You Can -RCA (UK)  SOLD
Jook            Shame/City and Suburban Blues -RCA (UK)  SOLD
Jook                   Bish Bash Bosh/Crazy Kids-RCA (UK)  SOLD
Matchbox           Don't Shut Me Out/Rod- RAK (UK) SOLD
Mike Berry              Hard Times/Bougaloo Dues-Scramble  (NL)  SOLD
Milk n' Cookies           Little Lost and Innocent/Just Friends Island (NL) VG+ SOLD
Milk n' Cookies            Little Lost and Innocent/Just Friends Island (NL) EX SOLD
Muff                                Sexy Sexy Lady/Burnin' -Bell  Demo (UK)
Mustard                   Good Time Comin/I Saw I heard - EMI Demo (UK) SOLD
Ning                            Machine/ More Ning - Decca (German Pic Sleeve)  SOLD
Oliver Day                Crazy Love/ Let The Music - Bus Stop (UK)      
Panther                         One Man Band/Evelyne - Polydor  (NL) SOLD
Primitive Man                Animal Love/Major Barmy From the Army -Decca (German  sleeve) 
Ransome Head        Sing/Wide Wide River -York Demo (UK)
Rats                Turtle Dove/Oxford Donna- Good Ear Pic sleeve (UK) SOLD
Redhead                           We Ran and We Ran/ Looking For You - UK Demo (UK) SOLD
Renegade        My Revolution/ A Little Rock N Roll - Dawn (UK) SOLD
Rescue Co. No. 1              I Want to Save You/Amanda -Jam (UK)
Ricky Wilde            Teenwave/Round and Round -UK (UK)  SOLD
Rock Rebellion           Let's Go/So Sorry Baby Santa Posa Demo (UK)  SOLD
Ronno           4th Hour of My Sleep/Powers of Darkness -Vertigo (Norway
Screemer      Interplanetary Twist/ Billy - Bell (UK)
Sensation                   Black Eyed Woman/Baby -Sirocco (Fra)  SOLD
Sensation              Black Eyed Woman/Baby -Sticky (UK) SOLD
Shakane                 Love Machine/ Mr Jackson    Negram (NL)   SOLD
Shelby                    Motorbike Girl/Cirrus -Route (UK)  SOLD
Shelby                 (Dance With The) Guitar Man/ Jump into The Fire -Santa  SOLD
Simon Turner       She Was Just A Young Girl/I'll Take Your Hand -UK (UK) SOLD
Simon Turner         The Prettiest Star/Love Around-UK (UK)
Sisters          Kick Your Boots Off/Driving Me Home -Bell Demo  (UK) SOLD
Sisters            There's a Raver Coming Home/Help The Music -WB (German pic sleeve)
Sisters       There's a Raver Coming Home/Help The Music -WB Demo  (UK)
Skid         I Saw Her Standing There/Endless Sleep -Hansa (German Pic sleeve)  SOLD
Slack Alice        Put Me on The Railroad/Gravelstone Cottage- Philips (Spanish pic sleeve)
Slade       Australian EP  Get Down and Get With/Look Wot You Dun/Coz I Luv You/Take Me Bak 'Ome
Slow Dog             Walking Through The Blue Grass  -Parlophone Demo (UK)      SOLD 
Small Wonder                  Ordinary Boy/Ride a Black Sheep-Dawn Demo (UK)  SOLD
Smiffy                See You Later (Little Baby Love)/How Can You Be a Millionaire -Antic  (UK)
Soho Jets      Hi-Heel Tarzan/Night Flight -Polydor (UK)
 Sparky        (Do You Remember That) Summertime Woman -UK (UK)
Spode               Cincinatti Woman/Singalong Song-Decca  Demo (UK)
Starbuck             Do You Like Boys/ You Never Wanna Rock n' Roll -Bradleys (UK)  SOLD
Sting                        Thief of Baghdad/Stay, Goodbye EMI (Ger)
Streak            3 Track Promo EP -Gonna Have a Good Time/Be Your Ryder/ Hard Times (In New York City) A&M AME 602 (UK) Hear a full sound clip of all 3 songs in their entirety (Hard Times is the last song) https://www.dropbox.com/s/3nyv9o70tisa6ew/Streak%20Good%20Time%20-Ryder%20-Hard%20Times.mp3?dl=0 SOLD
Streak          Bang Bang Bullet/Black Jack Man -Deram (German pic sleeve) SOLD
Streak                 Bang Bang Bullet/Black Jack Man -Deram (UK) SOLD
Streakers             Turn Me Down/Wake Up To The Sunshine - Dawn (UK)  SOLD
Stud Leather                Cut Loose/Emma Louise -Dart Demo (UK)
Stumpy            Make Me a Superman/ Keep It Coming- Dawn Demo (UK)  SOLD
Tag                 Off Down The Road/Guitar Love -Philips (UK)
Tiger                  I Am an Animal/ Stop That Machine- UA (UK) SOLD
Tracey Dean           Moonshiner/Boy on The Ball - Decca Demo (UK)
Trevor White                Crazy Kids/Movin' In The Right Direction -Island (UK) SOLD
Troll Brothers               You Turn Me On/Turn Out The Light -SRT (UK)
Union Express             Do You Love Me/Alligator Fix-Decca  Demo (UK)
Villain                   Photograph/ You Should Know Me By Now -Bell (UK) SOLD
Vulcan                  Much Too Young/Action Man -Epic Demo (UK)  SOLD
Warwick              Let's Get The Party Going/How Does it Feel-RAK  Demo (UK)  SOLD
Washington Flyers      Another Saturday Morning/The Comets are Coming -Dawn (UK)
Whistle                  The Party Must Be over/Hideaway - York Demo  (UK)
Winston                 I Won't Let Anna Go/Brother Jim -York Demo (UK)  SOLD
Yellow Bird             Attack Attack/ Right On - Magnet (UK)  SOLD
Zips                 Bye Bye Love/ Evil Hearted Woman-RAK Demo  (UK)

Zoo                     Walking/Love Love -Jupiter (Ger) 

Heavy Psych, Bonehead, Garage and Proto Punk


3's (Threez)         Do You See)/ Transporter - Threez (US)  
Black Rose      Love Handles/ Man is Blind-Michigan Nickel (US)  
Blackstone            Goin' On The Prowl/ One More Time - Blackstone Production(US)  
Brood               The Roach/Virginia Neal -Lemon (US)
Cucumber              Don't Make Me Cry/ Under-Cobblestone (US)               
Dickens                 Sho' Need Love/ Don't Talk About My Music-Scepter (US) SOLD
Don Malena and The Dry Ice              Sexercise/ Land of Summertime- Mal Don (US)  
Jupiter's Children            Check Yourself (Superman's Got Blisters) Triple 000 (US) SOLD
Legends                High Towers/ Fever Games-Railroad House (US Pic sleeve) SOLD
Old Scratch        Devil Take You/Diamond Lady –Colly Records  (Canada) -
Shy Guys             Black Lightening Light/ Goodbye to You M-U (US)  SOLD
Summit                     The Darkness/Thank You Mister Jones -North Room (US)  SOLD
Sweet Tooth         Music's Gotta Stay/ Karen -Dominion (US)  
The Jax          The Jax are Back (Live)/ The Jax Are Back -Baddog (US)
Twitch          Things/ Pick Up is Illegal on 401- Demo (Can)   SOLD
Unsettled Society          17 Diamond Studded Cadillac/ Passion Seeds-Charm (US)  




Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stig –Crazy Clown –Obscure Danish Glam 1974





Stig –Crazy Clown/Living Was For You and Me –Sonet T-7268 (1974 DK)

Stig is one Stig Kreutzfeldt who first came to prominence in Denmark as part of the Stig & Steen duo, but here he is in 1974 fronting a melodic Glam infused ditty, that takes on airs of grandiosity within its simple but effective mid-tempo crunching beat. It’s commercial, yet not irritatingly so, helped in some way by the fine production with some of the habitual Glam tricks and features of the time. Later in life, Stig would end up heading CBS in Denmark


Hear a full version of Crazy Clown

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Cleo – I Don’t Mind/Take It Easy -Obscure US Powerpop 1973



Cleo –I Don’t Mind/Take It Easy –Garlin Records GSP 108 (US 1973)

Apart from a link to a Van Nuys newspaper article from 1973, there is zilch in terms of information on this one. Its total obscurity doesn’t increase its musical merit, but both sides are rare examples of early 70s Beat updates, however its Californian provenance soaks up the prevalent atmosphere of the time while showing similarities with the burgeoning Powerpop ethics of the likes of Blue Ash, or The Raspberries on a national level.

I don’t Mind is the more obvious 60s beat update number, similar to the Poppees, while Take It Easy has a beefier White album grounding with a more contemporary Californian feel in the chorus. Neither tracks re-write history in any way, but are further examples of succinct pop induced ditties of which there are bound to be further examples remaining to be uncovered out there

Hear a full version of I Don't Mind




Hear a full version of Take It Easy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Patrick Kerr –Hands Off –UK Freakbeat Mod Rocker (1966)






Patrick Kerr –Loos of England/Hands Off –CBS 202482 (1966 UK)

Better known as a dancer/choreographer (he tutored how to dance on Ready Steady Go!), Patrick also released an earlier single Magic Potion on Decca in 1965. Read Patrick Kerr obituary

He was also chosen to front the first version of the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich novelty Loos of England, however it is on the B side where the real action resides.
Hands off is a tough and rousing Mod Rocker, built around a driving Eddie Cochran bass riff accentuated by some neat orchestrated horn stabs. The guitar solo is also cool, but would have been improved by Patrick showing a bit more restraint during the break

It seems that this release only got as far as the demo state and didn’t garner a full release

Hear a full version of Hands Off

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Please –We Aim To Please -Peter Dunton acetates UK Popsike 1968/69



Acetate 1: Please -We Aim To Please/ Man With No Name

Acetate 2: Please - We Aim To Please (rougher version) /Paper Anne


Peter Dunton is particularly close to my heart for his brilliant Dave Edmunds produced phased out single Taking Time which was released in 1973 Hear it  Here

Although he is perhaps best known as founder of T2, he was also in the Flies (wrote both sides of their Magic Train / Gently As You Feel single) . On top of that he was in Bulldog Breed and even spent some time with the Gurvitz brothers in Gun (Race With The Devil). As evidenced here, he was also in a band called Please which also featured members from The Flies and Bulldog Breed.
You can find more information here Here
Please never got to release anything in their lifetime, yet many tracks were recorded but  only released later on ACME. I don’t have access to the released output, but I assume that these acetates were used to compile their posthumous releases (Update it has been confirmed that these are different versions). However the acetates feature 2 very different of We Aim To Please. One version is much rougher than the other, but I love them both for different reasons, although lacking a final sprinkle of fairydust, both songs are long lost gems of UK Popsike and should have been released at the time. There are different B sides which I have included for your listening pleasure.

Hear both sides of Acetate 1



Hear both sides of Acetate 2

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Purepop Record Sale November 2017 - 1 week only


SALE IS NOW CLOSED








Hi

I have a set sale of 79 singles now open for one week only

You can either request the list by emailing me: purepop1ukATyahooDOTcoDOTuk,  by messaging me on Facebook or by leaving a comment.
The lists has several close up photos and sound clips (often directly from the record)

I will be updating the master list here as soon and often as possible

Here is the full  list


Part 1: Sixties Freakbeat, Garage, Beat and Psych



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1. Duncan Browne –On The Bombsite/Alfred Bell –Immediate UK SOLD
2. Charles Ryders Corporation –White Flames/Happy Day –Decca (Swiss) SOLD
3. The Cherry Slush –I Cannot Stop You/Don’t Walk Away –Coronet Germany 
4. The Eyes –The Arrival of The Eyes EP Mercury UK SOLD
5. The Fingers –All Kinds of People/Circus with a Female Clown –Columbia Demo UK
6. The Flames –Streamliner/The Several –Follow The Sun –Fan Records  UK
7. Just William - I Don’t Care/ Cherrywood Green –Spark Test Pressing UK
8. Kasnat & Katz Fighter Squadron –When He Comes/ Ah-La- Hansa German sleeve SOLD
9. Koobas –Where Are the Friends/Royston Rose Columbia French issue 
10. The Marmalade –Man in a Shop/Cry (The Shoob Doroorie Song) CBS Demo UK SOLD
11. The Merseys –So Sad About Us/Love Will Continue –Fontana UK 
12. Orbit Five –I Wanna Go To Heaven/Walking Decca UK 
13. One Hit Wonders –Hey Hey Jump Now/Goodbye –CBS French issue sleeve SOLD
14. The Outcasts –Think/Feel It –Superior US SOLD
15. Rusty Harness –Ain’t Gonna Get Married/Goodbye- Discophon –Spanish picture sleeve  SOLD
16. Sorrows –Baby/ Teenage Letter –Piccadilly Demo UK SOLD
17. Sorrows –You’ve Got What I Want/No No No –Piccadilly UK SOLD
18. Them –Walking in The Queens Garden –Tower US Pic sleeve
19. Troggs –My Lady/Girl in Black Page One UK SOLD

Part 2: Acetates


20. Arrows/ Mike Chapman –Touch Too Much - Original demo Emidisc (Acetate 1974) SOLD

21. Bros –Red Headed Woman/Sweet Sweet Lovin’ Unreleased US acetate  SOLD
22. Flamin’ Groovies –Married Woman/ Little Queenie/ Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues Emidisc acetate (1972)
23. Hot Rocks –All Night Long/ Down on 42nd Street –Emidisc - acetate  SOLD
24. Mississippi –Mr Union Railway Man –Acetate (Different version)   Fanfare (1970) SOLD
25. Barry Rolfe?  -Rock N’ Roll Radio/Johnny Bo Jangle ITS Acetate 


Part 3: Junkshop Glam, Proto Punk and Purepop oddities





26. Slow Dog –Walking Through The Blue Grass/Ain’t Never Going Home –Columbia Demo UK 
27. Milk ‘n’ Cookies –Little Lost and Innocent/Just Friends –Island French Pic sleeve SOLD
28. Tracey Dean –Moonshiner/Boy on The Ball –Decca Demo UK SOLD
29. Warwick –Let’s Get The Party Going/How Does It Feel –RAK Dutch issue art cover SOLD
30. Warwick –Let’s Get The Party Going/How Does It Feel –RAK UK SOLD
31. Jeff Britton & The Spitfires –Rub Out/ Breakwood Decca Demo UK SOLD
32. Pantherman –Pantherman/You Are My Friend –Metronome –German picture sleeve  SOLD
33. Dave Dean - Motorbike/Make This World Worth To Live In –Poker Dutch pic sleeve SOLD
34. Home – Green Eyed Fairy/Sister Rosalie –CBS UK SOLD
35. Balls –Fight For My Country/Janie Slow Down –Wizard UK SOLD
36. Trevor Burton –Fight For My Country- Mono/Stereo –Epic US Promo SOLD
37. Good-Time Joe –Slipstream/Ballad –Philips Dutch issue  SOLD
38. Brats –Keep On Doin What You’re Doing/If You Can Rock –Self released US Promo SOLD
39. Jo Jo Ellis –The Fly/Perdona Mia –Fury UK SOLD
40. The Equals –Diversion/Here Today, Gone Tomorrow –President UK SOLD
41. Shakane –Love Machine/Mr. Jackson Bellaphon German pic sleeve SOLD
42. Nicky Bulldog –Chewing Gum Rock/Dog Power Song –Grog Italian pic sleeve  SOLD
43. Mouse –We Can Make It/ It’s Happening to Me and You-Sovereign UK SOLD
44. Granny –Lady/Weirdie Deirdre’s Dilema DJM Demo–UK  SOLD
45. Reform –I’m Gonna Get You/Story of My Life –CBS Ireland SOLD
46. J.C. Livingstone –Hello Johnny/ Oh Oh Angelina Philips Dutch Pic sleeve SOLD
47. David Rochline –La Regle Du Jeu/Danseur Etoile –CBS French pic sleeve (1973) SOLD
48. Mo-I-Rana –So My Daddy Says/Alone –Polydor DK picture Cracking Danish Glam SOLD
49. Jets –Yeah!/Rusty Corinthian Pillar –Cube UK  SOLD
50. Sioux –Prosmoe EP - Prosmoe/Warlove/You're All I Need/Happiness In The Sky SRT 1973 SOLD
51. Smyle –Dream of Me/Have I ever Let You Down –Polydor Dutch pic sleeve SOLD
52. Jobriath –Street Corner Love/Rock of Ages –Asylum UK Pic Sleeve Demo SOLD
53. Sensation –Black Eyed Woman/Baby –Barclay –Dutch Pic sleeve SOLD
54. Neil Christian –She’s Got The Power/Someone’s Following Me Around –Ger Pic sleeve SOLD
55. Danta –Freeway/Mau Mau Epic UK 
56. Mucky Duck –Psycho’s on The Run/Jefferson Deram UK 
57. Streak –Gonna Have a Good Time/ Be Your Ruder A&M German pic sleeve  SOLD
58. Streak –Bang Bang Bullet/Black Jack Man –Deram German pic sleeve  SOLD
59. Denny Ward –When I Get Home/ Show Me –Needles and Pins US Pic sleeve


Part 4: Proto Metal/Punk, Hard Rock, Heavy Psych and Bonehead


60. Front Office –Girl/Wow –Mijji US 
61. Viscount –Groupie/To Grow Old –Music World US SOLD
62. House of Lilly ‎– Turn Around / Situations –Eurodisc French Picture sleeve SOLD
63. Blast –Hope/Damned Flame –Majestic belgium  (1973) SOLD
64. Gorgon Medusa – Situation/Sweet Child/–Apocalypse 
65. Castle Farm –Hot Rod Queen/Mascot –Farm UK pic sleeve SOLD
66. Primevil –Too Dead To Live/Fantasies –US
67. Masalla –Burnin’ Feeling/Simple Words –Climax US SOLD
68. River Styx - Bike Writer/Joey –Lu US SOLD
69. Cybernaut -Mean Lady test pressing Canada
70. Corporation –Wild Time/Let’s Try to Put Him Down –Negram Dutch pic sleeve SOLD
71. Dictators –Heartache/ Search and Destroy –Asylum German Pic sleeve
72. Warhorse –St. Louis/No Change –Vertigo Dutch pic sleeve SOLD
73. Perhaps Next Time –Back to My Lady/Sovereign –Selection –Belgium pic sleeve
74. Five By Five -15 Going on 20/Penthouse Pauper –Paula US
75. Finch –Out of Control/And She Sing –Picture Records Australia SOLD
76. Mammoth –Mammoth/Sensations –United World Records US SOLD
77. Spirit of St. Louis –Something Lazy/See Me Go –Negram –Dutch pic sleeve SOLD
78. Old Scratch –Devil Take You/Diamond Lady –Colly Records Canada
79. Crossfield –Take It/Could it Be Love –Toy SOLD



Monday, November 20, 2017

Dave Dean –Motorbike - Obscure NederGlam (1976)





Dave Dean –Motorbike/Make This World Worth to Live In –Poker S631 (1976 NL)

It’s been a while since I posted about an obscure Dutch Glam single, but here we have a bit of classic in terms of roaring Biker NederGlam that doesn’t hold back on the level and prominence of engine noises. 
Dave Dean was in fact a pseudonym for Dick Joustra who played in Zingara (who released the Glam Cruncher Girl, Girl, Girl. Here he comes under the tutelage of producer Jacques Zwart, who in turn was in the band Amsterdam. Dick (as Dave Dean) also put out another single in 1974 “The Man” that is much less interesting than this one. In the meantime saddle up and go with the roar…


Hear a full a full version of Motorbike

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Utrecht Record Fair November 2017 -Day 3




Today was a less frantic day and a general mopping up operation with no malice aforethought...

So nice finds...The Australian Eric Burdon and The Animals actually features Sky Pilot parts 1 +2 on the same side with a couple of other tracks on the B side...Very practical

The US Fruit Machine features the Willow Tree on the  B side. Panda is great. Finally got a perfect Zipps at a good price.

The last minute discovery was the Maia and Full Limit, lovely Byrdsian harmony pop from Denmark




Next weekend is the last big record fair weekend of the year for me with Olympia and Luton

Till next time...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Utrecht Record Fair November 2017 - Day 2




2nd day, 2nd haul...

As with yesterday, we are not talking great numbers, but just great finds

Finding a bargain doesn't mean spending 2 euros on a record, but can also mean spending €200.

The Eyes EP is just perfect and  looks unplayed. It was not one of the lot found in quantity 10 years ago, but was bought over 30 years ago at the Jive Dive record shop.

A few more were knocked off my wants list including The Gnomes of Zurich and Bluejeans (great late Blue Jeans when they were no longer swinging)





The Austrian EX Slaves madness of Charles Ryder Corporation is another upgrade




  Speaking of Flames, Streamliner is a great catch from this South African band. The pic sleeve was so ghastly, that I chose a copy without! Sounds Like a Beach Boys update with great thudding  bass and which links nicely with the demo of  See The Light I found yesterday



Other nice ones include The Shindigs (Graham Gouldman), Caloogie and Lazy Day from Tinkerbells Fairydust and The Image Germany only single





 Anyhow, I will have a more leisurely stroll around the fair tomorrow,  before heading off to the airport. I don't expect anything special, but who knows...





Friday, November 10, 2017

Utrecht Record fair November 2017 - Day 1




So here we are again. It is now my 21st visit to Utrecht, something that is now firmly implanted in my life and as inevitable death and taxes...

Things have changed, the rich bounties of cheap Glam singles are nor longer part and parcel of the Utrecht experience, but it is also the case that I no longer have the patience to sift through piles and piles of cheap European picture sleeves.

So it's  not now about quantity, and unexpected discoveries but generally a tighter focus on pure gems with the odd unexpected oddity.

There are 2 obvious biggies here, and both those singles were bought in one swoop. That Koobas single only appeared in France and features what must be their best track (although Barricades is another obvious contender. The French Dantalian's picture sleeve is really fetching. Both records came from The French television archives and have O.R.T.F punctured into the labels

It was nice to complete my Idle Race collection with Impostors having proved to be a painful gap to fill up to now

The oddity is that fetching Pa Pa Du Run Da Run single (Sunshine Music/Healthy Lady) from 1972

Silver Lining was a very recent discovery and a lovely purepop concoction by Tony Rivers

 

After a long time searching, finally got a nice spare of the Dutch proto punk sleaze of the Good Time Joe single



Anyhow it's not all about records...Behind one of the stalls, this is where the action was at 1:45 today

First cut up the garlic, then add and heat the wine, add 1.4 kgs of cheese, then stir adding a gracious amount of absinthe as a final touch...and don't forget the important sartorial cheese elegance of an apron...
















Tomorrow we start all over again. Today I took 21,837 steps at the fair walking over 10 miles just for 20 records!