Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Return from Utrecht...

So I finally got back from my twice-yearly favourite holiday destination. Again much fun was had, but often at the expense of aches and pains that come with the territory: Walking up and down the aisles from 7am to 7pm over two days does take its toll! Sunday is more of a leisurely stroll...Once again I can state that Utrecht is the finest record fair in the world.
Here are the finds, neatly categorised for your perusal. Quite a few of these are in fact spares, so expect me to list some of them over the next 1-2 weeks.

BTW, my camera has died, so I have had to use the phone of my camera...Yes, I need a new phone as well...

The Dutchies
Antilope –Come On Suzy. Absolute cracker, perhaps the best of the 3 singles from this Shocking Blue/Booby Trap related band: Hear it here: http://crazeekids-music.blogspot.com/2009/09/antilope-come-on-suzy-1973.html
The Hammer –I’d Do It All Again –Ex Smyle power popper
The Hammer –Hitchcock’s Lullaby (YES! -review SOON!)
Catapult –Hit The Big Time
Catapult –Let Your Hair Hang Down (German pic sleeve)
Left Side –Johnny (sounds like 1968 Kinks), B side is more of a bubblegum rocker...
Left Side –Confusion in My Mind –late 60s popsike
Girlie –Andy –great rocker (German pic sleeve)
BZN –Love Me Like A lion –Good rockers
BZN –Bad Bad Woman –sounds like a male Suzy Quatro number from 1971!
Left Side – (Like A) Locomotion –German pic sleeve
Yellow Cat –Angelique –More horridness from the Sissy guys
Teenager –Birthday –fun fake TEEN Bubblegum. Dorky sleeve!
Cherrie Vangleder-Smith –Goodbye Guitar Man (German pic sleeve)
Serpentine –Belinda Tomorrow –Cool BubbleGlam tracks from the Powerful Jim mob
Zoo –Walking –Great stomper in German pic sleeve (review soon)

The Brits
Smiley –I Know What I Want –Nice Dutch pic sleeve of the Creation related cruncher
Bob and Honey Bee –Queenie Rock On -Good Glam Rocker like Arrows
James Boys –Up Until Now
Vanity Fare –Rock And Roll Is Back. Cabaret-like rockers, but the B sides nearly enters Bay City Roller territory
One Hit Wonders –Hey Hey Jump Now (German pic sleeve) of this double sided belter.
Tremeloes –Blue Suede Tie (German pic sleeve)
Equals –Softy Softly (German pic sleeve)
Sisters –There’s A Raver Coming Home (German promo)
Firebird –Two Wheels (Ger Pic Sleeve)
Zipp –Streak Up And Down. This is in fact Zipper of Can Can fame. Appropriate German pic sleeve!
Crush –Today’s A Tomorrow –fine version of the Giorgio number
Zappo –Right On/ Rock N Roll Crazy (A and B side switch for this French release)
Chris Hodge –Goodbye Sweet Lorraine/ Contact Love –great French pic sleeve
Albatross –Tobacco Road –Glam stomping cover with neat German pic sleeve
Red Fox –Walking Through The Blue Grass (Cover of the Stavely Makepeace track)
Erasmus Chorum –Jungle (pretty wild Glam/Soul crossover)
Erasmus Chorum –EP (Chapter One) not in the same league as the above.
Esprit De Corps –You’ve Taken Along All That I Can Give You -3rd single from the orchestrated psych/pop phasing merchant
Disco Kid –Roller Coaster –German pic sleeve
Brother Susan –See My Fingers Fly
Squeek –Make Hay When The Sun Shines (Spanish pic sleeve)
Roll-ups –Blackmail –Group photo on this German release for the Slowbone guys
Mandrake Paddle Steamer - Strange Walking Man (The Bam Caruso gatefold reissue)
Sting –Thief of Baghdad –French colour pic sleeve
Angel –Good Time Fanny (German pic sleeve)
Angel –Little Boy Blue (German pic sleeve)
Dan The Banjo Man –Black Magic (German pic sleeve)

The Yanks
Ohio Express –Hot Dog –German pic sleeve
Derek –Cinnamon –Dutch pic sleeve for this Johnny Cymbal Bubblegummer
Wildfire –Here Comes Summer (German pic sleeve) Cracking Glam/Surf number
Time Masheen –The Big Black Bird –More extreme madness from the Uge guy
Iggy and The Stooges -Tight Pants/Sick of You (Bomp)

The Belgians
Garnets –Indian Uprising (Spare) Makes Redbone sound “authentic”
Fill’ Mon –Move On (incredible Belgian single –just check that Look! Both tracks are killer. Hear it here: http://crazeekids-music.blogspot.com/2009/05/fill-mon-move-on-197.html

The Germans
Funky Family –Part of My Life
Funky Family –Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet
Big Secret –Samson & Delilah. Not a patch on Ride Captain Ride
Teens – Gime Gime Gime .../ROLLERBALL!

The Scandinavians
Glenmarks –Big Fat Oranguman –cover of Jungle Jim’s classic!
Walkers –Little Kitty one of the gaggle of singles they released. Although it’s form 1974, it’s a horrible pastiche Ska-Reggae number!
Mabel –Skateboard Rider –DORKS!!!!
NQB –Long Long Weekend –nice German pic sleeve of this killer Runaways/Glam type track

The others...
Children of The Morning –Ku Klux Man (Italo/US Groover)
Variations –Silver Girl -French Stonesian cracker
Variations –Only You Know –French pic sleeve –Good fuzz B side
The Memories –What ‘Ya Gonna Tell Your Mama. Outrageous German pic sleeve for this Irish show/Glam band.


duck_stab said...

Wow! Great haul, as always. And I'm surprised you don't dig that Erasmus Chorum EP. I think it's good, if not better, than their glitter stuff - very moody and Herd-esque.

And I'll expect a FULL review on 'Big Black Bird' VERY soon!


Low Down Kids said...

My feet still hurt.

Purepop said...

Your feet hurt...I thought I was the one buying Heavy foot stompers

Jeroen Vedder said...

My ears still ring.

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Anonymous said...

Hi There
The Red Fox version of Walking Through the Blue Grass features Kieran White from Steamhammer on vocals and I love the White penned B side Sardine. great violinist on both sides. Does anyone know anything about this version of the S.M. song?