Sunday, November 18, 2007

Return From Utrecht (part 3)

Once again, Phew!

Just back from 2 days of walking up and down the huge hall at the Utrecht Record Fair, picking up singles along the way. I Came back with 57 singles, some real cracking discoveries in this lot...

Above you can see a Swedish copy of Son Of My father. Now, I know we had rely on Israel to beat the Russians for a chance to get to the European finals, but we're not really that bad, or...are we? More probably it was an interesting comment by our Swedish friends on the state of the economy at the time and the three day week.

Here is a rundown of the pick of the bunch. You're all welcome to make requests for the next reviews and sound clips from this lot...

Hard Horse -Let It Ride

Chris Hodge -We're On Our Way

Pete Dunton -Making Time ( late Pop/psych number with a great Dave Edmunds production)

House of Lilly -Turn Around (incredible rocking Swiss!!! single from '73)

Zingara -Mary Lee (pretty horrible first single, nothing like the great Girl Girl Girl)

Trifle -Devil Comin' (7.45!)

Frame -Keep Those Blues On The Run (good Glam/pop 2-sider)

Blue Rock -Bye Bye Johnny (B side is more interesting)

Left Side -Mamma Mia

Shakane -Birmingham

Spunky Spider -You Won't Come -YES, FINALLY!!!!

Pat Boone!!!-Little Honda (Pat goes Surf, Terry Melcher/ Bruce Johnston B side)

HMK -Delirious ([Perhaps Gary Holton's greatest moment)

The Panics -Superwoman

Santa Maria -Elle (French band from '71 -absolutely killer fuzzed up psych/Pop B side)

Black Swan -Da Ga De Li Da

Rocky Underground -Groovy

Lemming -Good Morning

Kincade -Jenny Jenny (John Carter)

Edgar Broughton Band -Apache Drop Out ( forgot just how incredibly bizzare and brilliant this is )

Hot Rod Formula -Heavy Chevy (no car noises and a bit too discotheque for me, great sleeve)

Buzz -Mony Mony (the Buzz who did The Rock roller coaster, Great punked out B side)

BoogaLoo Band -Cadillac (The Vince Taylor number, similar to the Renegades' arrangement)

Teddy Palmer And The Rumble Band -Teddy Bear (exhuberant Glammed Up version)

Bryan Evans -Hold Tight! (late Glam version of the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky Mick And Titch number)

6 different Teens singles,!

plus more spares/ upgrades and a few dodgy singles!


duck_stab said...

Yeah, but did you get the Teens' 'Rollerball' b/w 'Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Your Love' - their undoubted best.

Purepop said...

Nah, that one is missing, gives me an excuse to return in April. I thought Rollerball was the B side...

Anonymous said...

Let's hear what you have to say about the Pete Dunton, and while I'm here have you encountered Johnny Ricco yet? I found a couple of his 45s down Albert Road here in Southsea a couple of weeks ago and another off eBay this week, around 3 quid for the lot. Looks like he had 5 45s out in the mid-to-late 1970s -- stomping covers of the Wanderer, Eric Carmen's That's Rock n Roll, and Brian Wilson's You're So Good To Me are the ones I've heard. The latter is my favorite, poor man's Wizzard which probably defines musical penury. Best, Peter

Purepop said...

Hi Peter.
I saw a Johnny Ricco single on Saturday at the poor poor record fair in Olympia, but didn't pick it up. I'm sure I've also seen That's Rock 'n' Roll. He is now firmly on my radar. The Pete Dunton is lovely, there's a UK copy just popped up on ebay, well worth it. I'll review it in the next couple of days
All the best

froggy said...

i search trifle devil comin do you post it?

a french fan


Purepop said...

No plans to post Triffle as it's 7.45 minutes long! You can sometimes find it on ebay

Twist and shoot ! said...

the santa-maria b side 'donne moi ta fleur' is great, i'm searching it in 7 inches