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Self Starter

Self starter – Henry’s Dress

I was thinking the other night that Henry’s Dress might be my favourite band that i don’t actually own any records by. It’s with wishful thinking to overcome this that i went today to this time of the year’s record fair. No luck! What a surprise. I think i’ve already drawn most of the records that are ever going to float to this part of the world. A low day. What i did buy was:

7″
Unthinkable thought – Blood of Others
It’s a fine line – The Cannanes
Simple question – The Cannanes
William – The Cannanes
Living in fear – Groundwork
Jilted b/w Truly – Hazel
The negatives – Hood
Sorry for laughing – Josef K
Ain’t you b/w Heidi’s head – Kleenex
Tinnitus – Lifetime
Melt – MK-Ultra
White mice – The Mo-Dettes
Crystal crescent – Primal Scream
The Cannanes/Sleepy Township split

8″
Born Against/Man is the Bastard split

12″
What’s a quaver – Ya Ya Choral

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Sendero

Sendero – Born Against

This is not my favourite Born Against song, but it must be one of the greatest songs ever written. It’s like i want something else from Born Against – use them for different reasons. I don’t know. It was record fair day again today, and in what has become something of a tradition, i’m going to tell you what i bought:

7″
Attraction action reaction – The Aislers Set
Stickleback – The Edsel Auctioneer
Troubled times – Thee Headcoats
Sugarloaf/Waterboy – Lincoln
Normal man – Men’s Recovery Project
Blip – Minimum Chips
Makes me high – Small
Standfast 2000 E.P. – What Happens Next?
Sebadoh/Azalia Snail split
Shank/Minute Manifesto split

12″
the first Boys Life LP
Wasted dream – Death Side
Whatever – Doughboys
In passing – The Farewell Bend
Trouble’s a ‘ brewin’ – Floodgate
Purity and control – Giants Chair
Unsolved – Karate
Cypress – Let’s Active
Lazy ways – Marine Girls
Coded messages in slowed down songs – Shank
Funeral at the movies – Shudder To Think
Crush kill destroy – Spazz
the first Possessed To Skate comp.

It was the first record fair i’ve ever been to where i’ve bought more LP’s than 7″‘s, but that’s the state of record collecting nowdays. The resurgence in record popularity is an album-led one, one reaching back to some late 60’s whitewashing definition of the album being king. No one thinks anyone wants 7″ records. It doesn’t fit into the retro picture, so hardly anyone deals in them. It’s sad.

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The Red Door

The red door – The Aislers Set

It was record fair day today so – waking up a 5:30, gone by 6 – that is why i’m writing this so late. This song being in my head was a wishful subconscious coming out and affirming the kind of thing i was hoping i’d find today. Even though i already own this. It’s the only Aislers Set record i do own.

No Aislers Set, but it was quite a haul. Someone was clearly doing the sensible thing by ridding himself of physical media, so who am i not to capitalise on that? I’m not proud of what i spent, but it was there, it was never there before, so i bought:

7″
Biff Bang Pow – Love’s Going Out Of Fashion
Blood Sausage – Touching You In Ways That Don’t Feel Comfortable
Bogshed – Morning Sir!
Boys Life/Giants Chair – split
Bubblegum Splash – Splashdown EP
Built To Spill/Marine Research – split
The Chills – Rolling Moon
The Chills – Doledrums/Hidden Bay
Delta 5 – Try
Depeche Mode – New Life
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
The Edsel Auctioneer – Our New Skin
Erectus Monotone – Glider (i bought two of these by dumb accident. Does anyone want one?)
Erectus Monotone/Polvo – spilt
Even As We Speak – Goes So Slow
The Flatmates – Shimmer
Gentle Despite – the Darkest Blue EP
Heavenly – P.U.N.K. Girl
Heavenly – Space Manatee
Huggy Bear – Rubbing The Impossible To Burst
Iconoclast – their first one
The June Brides – No Place Called Home
The June Brides – Every Conversation
Liliput – Eisiger Wind/When The Cat’s Away Then The Mice Will Play
The Magnetic Fields – Long Vermont Roads
The Magnetic Fields – All The Umbrellas In London
Manda Rin – DNA
Manda Rin – Guilty Pleasure
Marine Girls – You Must Be Mad/Don’t Come Back
McTells – Wind-Up
Mineral/Jimmy Eats World/Sensefield – split
The Mo-Dettes – Dark Park Creeping
Orange Juice – Simply Thrilled Honey/Breakfast TIme
The Orchids – I’ve Got A Habit
The Pastels – Songs For Children (Villa21)
The Pastels – Songs For Children (Overground)
The Pastels – Truck Train Tractor/Breaking Lines
The Pastels – Crawl Babies/Empty House
The Pastels – Different Drum/Empty House
Primal Scream – Crystal Crescent/Velocity Girl
Scattered Order – Escape Via Cessnock
The Sea Urchins – Pristine Christine
The Sea Urchins – Solace/Please Rain Fall
The Sea Urchins – i don’t know what it’s called but it’s Fright032
Seam – Kernel
Slant 6/The Make-Up – split
Stereolab – The Free Design
Teenage Fanclub – God Knows It’s True
The Three Johns – Death of the European
Unrest – Cath Carroll
Velvet Crush – The Soul Crusher EP
The Wedding Present – Once More
The Wedding Present – Pourquoi es tu devenue si raisonnable?
The Wedding Present – Nobody’s Twisting Your Arm

8″
Ex-Ignota

12″
The Coolies – Master
The Hated – the unreleased LP
Razorcuts – Sorry To Embarrass You EP
Scattered Order – Comfort
V/A – The Girls Can’t Help It

Yes…

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Bullet To The Brain

Bullet to the brain – 1.6 Band

Because i still can’t hold my excitement over last Saturday’s record fair and what i found there and i have to tell someone, let me show you how i seized the 1.6 Band discography in one fell swoop. I found:
7″
Pimpin’ ain’t easy – 1.6 Band
Tongue family style – 1.6 Band
All day long – Shop Assistants
Your future lies smoldering at the feet of the robots – In/Humanity
Failure Face/Ulcer split
All pain no gain – Failure Face
Two for flinching – Kerosene 454
Intro/Down in three – Kerosene 454
Trundle and spring – Pinhead Gunpowder
Brassneck – The Wedding Present
You should always keep in touch with your friends – The Wedding Present
Why are you being so reasonable now? – The Wedding Present
Hit Parades numbers 4, 7, 10, 12 – The Wedding Present
the Sludgeworth EP
She says/Escort crash on Marston Street – Heavenly
Great day – Nitwits
Pacata hibernia – Manrae
The Oath 7″
Milhouse/The Fifty Two x split
the Manumission EP
Fred Nihilist EP
Ex-Ignota/Barcode split
No more we cry – The Hated
Like the days – The Hated
Not without – Spoke
Join our club/People get real – St. Etienne
Xmas 93 – St. Etienne
Heavenly 45 – St. Etienne
Soft like me/Gimp crisis – St. Etienne
the first Behead the Prophet NLSL EP
Fuel/Phleg Camp split
Fuel/Angry Son split
the Bull 7″ – Shotmaker
Take it all – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Tonight – The Pooh Sticks
Jough Dawn Baker 7″
Politics/It’s fashion – Girls At Our Best!
Teenie Weenie Boppie – France Gall
Red frame/White light – Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark
I remember Caroline – The Sweetest Ache
Yo hablo Comp
Play at your own risk Comp

8″
Slow children at play – Still Life

10″
the I Spy/Propagandhi split

12″
the 1.6 Band LP
the Navio Forge LP
the Torches to Rome LP
s/t – The Jasmine Minks
s/t – Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark
the Silicon Teens LP
Food for thought – Gray Matter
House burning down – Beefeater
Everysong – The Hated
Can of pork Comp

and No Idea #11.

Averaging $5 and 7″, $10 an 12″. People getting out of hardcore are an excellent source for those of us who won’t wise up and follow them. It was a good day… for buying things.

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