Monday, December 05, 2011

Record shopping in Madrid and Leon Record Fair

Well for once I had a good excuse to be in a foreign land, which allowed me to pick up some singles. Madrid still has a good selection of shops all within walking distance. The institution that is Mellocoton is still up and running. The best finds were down the stairs at Mitrailletta. Bangladesh and Babel are also worth visiting.
Our second gig was in Leon and wouldn't you know it, there was a record fair there on about being blessed.It was a small fair, but I picked up the Armada and Brakaman singles which I was turned onto.  Armada has clumsy lyrics that make up part of its charm, but it's an infectious and rocking little ditty from 72.. Brakaman is a heavy one...

Hear a full version of Armada -People (Summer Song)

More singles...Crecent Street Stompers is in fact Moonquake!

The Key single is a good one. A bit like Wish You Were Here Badfinger, but with some intriguing twists and turns. It appears that their 1978 LP was only released in Germany. The single is the lead off track in any case


Corbatas Estrechas said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for earlier blog from Austin. I was planning with my friend to go there, but were a bit unsure would it be good idea. We decided now to concentrate to utrech and try to go to Paris instead (quite a lot less expensive).
A detail: few years ago in Utrech I bought Barracudas Broken Heart 7" french pressing and the dealer said that band's guitarist just half an hour earlier was in his stall. Must be you?

Cheers from Finland, Hannu

Robin Wills said...

Yep...always me...Utrecht twive a year and today Amsterdam!