Sunday, November 13, 2016

Utrecht Record Fair November 2016: Third and final day


So after 10 hours a day on Friday and Saturday, a more manageable 7 hours of walking and digging was achieved on Sunday. Apart from the sheer size and number of miles walked taking their toll, the hard concrete floor adds to the overall level of pain and tiredness…but, I’m not one to complain, not with the latest purchases...

First, let’s talk about a 42 year old dream that became a reality today for 10 Euros...

Back in 74/75, I had bought a German Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich LP where my favourite tune Frustration literally jumped out at me. It was so obvious to me that this song deserved to be a single, but no go. All my teenage digging brought up nothing, later discographies has no mention of Frustration ever being on a single, only an EP. In the Internet age, I carried on looking and never found any mention. Fast forward to today and a dealer had a green sleeve on his wall with a band photo that looked familiar, he told me it was a rare Dutch DDDBMT single and lo and behold it featured FRUSTRATION!!! Needless to say I had a big green on my face for the rest of the day. Dreams do come true, ok, slightly sad, but very consistent!





Distant Jim, not a Dutch band but only released in Holland with a Smoke, Junior’s Eyes connection.Never in a pic sleeve it seems…

  

A nice bunch of pic sleeve including the great Apple single in fetching German picture sleeve. The Tages is not a great coupling, however the German sleeve is ace. Their only single released in Germany


Next up a cracking pair of US Garage Blitzers. The Burning Bush is well-known, however Wanted Dead or Alive features a young Michael Lloyd. Hey Joe cash in time...






Some nice UK issues...


Some 70s sleeves...





Stampeders –Johnny Lightning in a cool German pic sleeve, featured here in one of the most invigorating live performances known to man. Just dig the Buckskin belting bass player




Now, time to digest then hit Olympia next Saturday, but nothing compares to Utrecht. And Yes my flight and hotel is already booked for next April

1 comment:

Mark Olvera said...

A Canadian Legend!
Thanks for the great music ... Keep it going strong.

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