Car Boot Vinyl Diaries

Car Boot Vinyl Diaries

Monday, 11 June 2012

Car Boot Vinyl Catch-Up

I'm getting a bit of a backlog of car boot/charity shop vinyl yet to appear on the blog, so last Sunday's records will all appear here, in a quick run-through in order to catch up a bit. Here goes:

A double album that includes five songs leftover from the "Darkness..." sessions,  Bruce Springsteen's The River  reached no.1 in the US and no.2 in the UK.

Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)

It's listed as number 250 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and I bought it for £1.50.         Spotify:  Bruce Springsteen – The River

Next was Flanders and Swann's At The Drop of Another Hat, bought for £1.

Flanders & Swann - At The Drop of Another Hat (1964)

It features 14 selections from their musical revue of the same name which debuted at London's Haymarket in 1963.  Produced by George Martin it includes such delights as The Gas-Man Cometh and Song Of Patriotic Prejudice .

An Elvis compilation is always a good thing to have around and at £1.50 this collection of 40 songs was a good £s to hits ratio:

Elvis' 40 Greatest (1978)

On double gatefold pink vinyl, it looks good too:

Also for £1.50 was Fire Brigade by The Move:

The Move - Fire Brigade (1972)

It's a compilation of Roy Wood et al's hits including Blackberry Way and  Brontosaurus .

Finally for £1 was Pelican West, from eighties popsters Haircut One Hundred:

Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West (1982)

Nick Heyward and co's debut album of brassed-up new wave includes the singles Fantastic Day and Love Plus One.  It still had the "free booklet and 2 Bandfax cards" tucked inside the sleeve.  I got Graham and Les (Les!).

Spotify:  Haircut 100 – Pelican West Plus

In addition I bought a copy of Bruce's Darkness On The Edge Of Town for £1.50 to send to my brother.

Six great albums including two doubles, all in great condition for a total spend of eight of your English pounds, a sunny couple of hours spent rifling through records with other keen vinyl hunters, plus a jumbo hot dog on the way out - my favourite way to spend a Sunday morning!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like an excellent Sunday morning :)

    Hoping that we might get bootfairing this weekend IF the weather is kind - spare time & kind weather don't seem to happen together at the moment :(