Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cedric –I’m Leavin’/You Say You Love Her – Obscure US Hard Rock/ Proto Punk (1970)

Cedric –I’m Leavin’/You Say You Love Her –Derrick D -1888 (US 1970)

Yes here you have it - Cedric on Derrick…. The Derrick label was perhaps best known for issuing the Marble Phrogg LP. Out of Tulsa Oklahoma Cedric is in fact the beginnings of The Totty Brothers (Dennis and Byron) who later in the 70s released 2 Hard Rock albums as Totty, it’s especially their first self-titled one in 1977 that is really sought after. 

Here we go back to 1970 with drummer Roger Roden for these 2 amazing choppy loud and shambolic numbers at the cusp of late Garage with lashings of Proto Punk and  hints of Funk (yikes). It’s actually the B side You Say You Love Her that leads the way in terms of consistency of mission. The singer exhales the lyrics though the tightest of throats then around the 1 minute mark the drums let loose pushing the guitar into some kind of Hard Rock Little Johnny Jewel-like angular guitar slashes . The A side I’m Leavin’ side follows the same pattern, again just after the minute mark things get really wild and interesting. It seems that just 100 copies were pressed at the time (both documented copies have the label sides reversed) and it’s been a very hard one to track down. So here it is for your enjoyment…

More information on Totty here: http://tottybrothers.com/index.html

Hear a full version of You Say You Love Her

Hear a full version of I’m Leavin’

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018 - Day 3 (Final day)

So here I am at Schiphol Airport with the plane delayed for 30 minutes, so an opportunity to post about the last day. It looks like that on average, it has been a good trip after all. Today I picked up more Glamsters along with other singles of a more singular interest

I don't often buy records by German artists, but 2 great ones showed up. Toxic, as discovered via ugly Things released 2 singles in the late 60s. Horse and Director is an amazing tour-de-force

The Ones single has so many potential things wrong with it. Namely made by Germans, it has a link to Tangerine Dream -Edgar Froeser plus one dude is brandishing a flute on the cover plus the sleeves states that it is music for Hippies!!!!!

However have a listen, it's a great Popsike track

The last record I picked up is a real stunner...and it will be showing up on my next list

And yes I will be back next April, Brexit or no Brexit...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018 - Day 2

So day 2 Saturday... I didn't manage to unearth any new discoveries, although The Juveniles blew my mind...nearly on a par with the Preachers' Who Do You Love

The Australian Yardbirds is nice...and glad to finally have a pristine on Film along with St. David's Road with a small centre

Some Glam spares mostly of the Danish Kind including a Danish version of Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet

Tomorrow is the last day, still I have a feeling that I will come back with a whole bunch of Euros, which will be handy for when I return in April as The Pound will probably not be worth much by then on the foreign exchange market...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018 - Day 1

So the 50th Installment of the Utrecht fair began at 7am pretty much on the dot this time. A big improvement is allowing dealers into the main halls from 6am, meaning that there are no  no queues when the record fair itself opens at 7.

First thing first, Nothing momentous went down in terms of finds this time, OK got plenty of spare titles including the elusive Hammer singles, but the only killer for myself was the Fingers Lee Belgian only pic sleeve. What a monster that one is...

Anyhow early days...Hoping for an upwards gear shift tomorrow

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Utrecht Record Fair November 2018: Utrecht arrival and first buys

OK here we are again for  the 50th edition of the  ever over-whelming Utrecht Record Fair

This is bound to be the last pre Brexit fair, meaning that next time the pound will most likely not be worth more than 80 cents...Anyway my April trip is already booked, what will be will be...

I caught the end of the outdoor fair in its new more pleasant location, just picked up The Gallery single at a good price

At the Plato record shop, there have boxes of 2nd hand singles behind the counter and I picked up some unexpected stuff including the Jimmy Jukebox in its Savage pencil sleeve

My check in to the hotel was then interrupted in the lobby by offers of  Absinthe 
 and beer with a couple of boxes of singles to wade through. Nice to get a pristine copy of the Dynamites single (Switzerland)

Alarm clock is set for 6, so should be inside the cavernous hangar of dreams as close to 7 as I can ....Will report back tomorrow