Archive for the ‘Bargain basement beauties’ Category

Hidden gems in charity shop!

February 5, 2007

Stackorecords
Let’s fact it, charity shop CDs are usually rubbish. You sift through the racks of your local branch of Sue Ryder in the vain hope of finding something vaguely listenable only to be confronted with Vengaboys singles and the Best of Big Fun – albeit with a cracked cover.
So, imagine my surprise when a trawl through one of my neighbourhood thrift shops turned up a whole bunch of indie gems, from Luna, to Mojave 3 and the self-titled debut album from long-forgotten ‘90s glamsters Kinky Machine – fronted by Pop Junkie favourite and former Rialto favourite, Louis Eliot.

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Editor’s Top Ten Picks

September 27, 2006

EditorspicksOk, here’s yet another opportunity to impose my records on you with the latest top ten picks.

1. Candie Payne ‘All I Need To Hear– A cracking little seven that needs to be snapped up quick (try ebay) as a limited run of 500 was pressed. A soulful Memphis pop song that takes in Dusty, Stereolab, Broadcast and The United States of America all in one. Fabulous.

2. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ‘The Letting Go’ – Cracking new long player from Will Oldham. Epic country melts into heart-breaking folk with his strongest album yet.

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Editor’s Top Ten Picks

September 27, 2006

EditorspicksOk, here’s yet another opportunity to impose my records on you with the latest top ten picks.

1. Candie Payne ‘All I Need To Hear– A cracking little seven that needs to be snapped up quick (try ebay) as a limited run of 500 was pressed. A soulful Memphis pop song that takes in Dusty, Stereolab, Broadcast and The United States of America all in one. Fabulous.

2. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy ‘The Letting Go’ – Cracking new long player from Will Oldham. Epic country melts into heart-breaking folk with his strongest album yet.

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Editor’s Top Ten Picks

September 7, 2006

Editor_picks
With summer gone, and the kids about to go back to school (or uni), it’s time to rekindle your passion with music as the house will now have genuine ‘quiet moments’. So to celebrate, here’s my Top 10 picks of the moment.

1. Son of Blunderbuss – Various Artists (LP). Previously reviewed on PopJunkie, and absolutely indispensible to anyone with an interest in garage and sleaze. Includes the dancefloor monster ‘I Gotta Move’ by Rusty Day and the incredible ‘The Hook’ by The Candy Johnson Show. A limited run means act quickly. (available to buy here)

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Editor’s Top Ten Picks

September 7, 2006

Editor_picks
With summer gone, and the kids about to go back to school (or uni), it’s time to rekindle your passion with music as the house will now have genuine ‘quiet moments’. So to celebrate, here’s my Top 10 picks of the moment.

1. Son of Blunderbuss – Various Artists (LP). Previously reviewed on PopJunkie, and absolutely indispensible to anyone with an interest in garage and sleaze. Includes the dancefloor monster ‘I Gotta Move’ by Rusty Day and the incredible ‘The Hook’ by The Candy Johnson Show. A limited run means act quickly. (available to buy here)

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Download ace Live EP from Mojo/Warchild

July 28, 2006

Warchild

At the beginning of last month, MOJO Magazine asked War Child
to be the official charity for their annual MOJO Honours List. Before the awards, MOJO put on an intimate show at
London’s Barfly featuring Nick and Roy Harper. The resultant gig spawned a super intimate recording of the artists that played, and Mojo have decided they’d put
together an EP of live tracks and sell it in aid of War Child.

The MOJO Live EP features Roy and Nick Harper, Vincent Vincent & The Villains, Guillemots, The Young Knives and The Willard Grant Conspiracy and is exclusive to War Child Music and the EP will cost you not a penny more than £3.50, of which £2.70 goes
directly to War Child. A good cause, and some good tunes! Click here to download the EP.

Mof Gimmers

Ice Cream Man by Joe Meek’s Tornadoes

July 25, 2006

Joe_meek
For some inexplicable reason, Joe Meek is not a household name. His life
story has all the ingredients to make someone the stuff of myth and legend.
Number Ones, the murder of his landlady, London’s gangster underworld, madness, fear of being bugged by the secret services and most of all,
genius.

Meek’s homemade contraptions and bonkers recording techniques ensured
that no-one else in the world would ever sound like him. Meek was, essentially,
Aphex Twin three decades before, and years ahead of the game.

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Ice Cream Man by Joe Meek’s Tornadoes

July 25, 2006

Joe_meek
For some inexplicable reason, Joe Meek is not a household name. His life
story has all the ingredients to make someone the stuff of myth and legend.
Number Ones, the murder of his landlady, London’s gangster underworld, madness, fear of being bugged by the secret services and most of all,
genius.

Meek’s homemade contraptions and bonkers recording techniques ensured
that no-one else in the world would ever sound like him. Meek was, essentially,
Aphex Twin three decades before, and years ahead of the game.

(more…)

Ice Cream Man by Joe Meek’s Tornadoes

July 25, 2006

Joe_meek
For some inexplicable reason, Joe Meek is not a household name. His life
story has all the ingredients to make someone the stuff of myth and legend.
Number Ones, the murder of his landlady, London’s gangster underworld, madness, fear of being bugged by the secret services and most of all,
genius.

Meek’s homemade contraptions and bonkers recording techniques ensured
that no-one else in the world would ever sound like him. Meek was, essentially,
Aphex Twin three decades before, and years ahead of the game.

(more…)

Tom Jones creates charity shop floor filler with ‘The Lonely One’

July 20, 2006

Lonely_oneNow again, a charity shop will bring up a corker. A common one is this little gem by Tom Jones. ‘The Lonely One’ is a mod R’n’B dancer which will knock all the boys out and get the girls going. It echoes the jazz of Georgie Fame coupled with smart Northern Soul. All for 50p? You need this.

Mof Gimmers