On the weekend I attended my first record fair and thoroughly enjoyed it. I went armed with my list of albums that I wanted but I knew that I would just grab whatever took my fancy. My wife and friends joined me and we all came away with some really good vinyl albums.
Great tunes were flying off the turntables and fuelling the excited atmosphere as tons of people (mainly middle aged men) sifted through bins full of vinyl records. You could tell everyone was looking for THAT album (whatever it was for each person) and yet there was no nastiness and people were helping each other out. I will however admit to hoping that that one girl would change her mind and not buy that album she had in her hands as I wanted it. However a few minutes later I bought one that she wanted. I thanked the Vinyl Gods for that tasty bit of karma and carried on.
When we all reconvened outside I realised that I had the biggest stack of records and for a split second wondered if I had bought too many. That thought was short lived however as I was actually wanting to go back in and buy some more.
I don’t have much else to say in this blog except share with you the albums that I bought.
To quench my jazz thirst I purchased Miles Davis with John Coltrane. You can’t go wrong with either of those names… or their music, come to think of it!
My favourite band when I was a kid was INXS, so it seemed natural to add more INXS to my collection with their album X.
As I was picking my way through a box my fingers screeched to a halt when I found the Cars. This is a really good album and I love the front cover.
I grabbed a copy of Fleetwood Mac Rumors and my wife asked if I had only bought it because of the name. The property we live on used to be called Fleetwood. I informed her that it wasn’t the only reason!
The Travelling Wilburys album is a must have and I am glad to finally have it on vinyl as I have been meaning to get it for some time now.
To please my inner clown I couldn’t go past two great comedy albums; Monty Python Live at Drury Lane and Spike Milligan’s Milligan Preserved.
And of course I bought some Doors albums too. I bought a new, sealed copy of Strange Days and an old one (yes I am that insane), Full Circle (complete with zoetrope) and a copy of Robby Krieger’s (guitarist for the Doors) No Habla.
I also bought a 12’ single of People Are Strange by Echo and the Bunnymen from the film The Lost Boys.
The only album my wife came away with is something that I dread to put on here… the soundtrack to Jonathon Livingstone Seagull. In my opinion one of the worst movies ever made. I fell asleep a number of times trying to watch it and I am insomniac! That’s how boring it is. I guess the soundtrack is ok, but of course that might have helped me sleep. Perhaps I have finally found a cure for my insomnia? Nah… I don’t want to listen to it. Love you honey!
Not a bad days shopping really. In fact this is the only shopping I enjoy.
The down side to all of this is that it has once again woken the vinyl beast within and it won’t be satisfied until I offer it more!
Now to find the time to sit back and listen to them all… except for the sealed one of course!