Just got back from Europe the other night. Man I must say that I bought an embarassing amount of 7"s there... mostly because they all have picture sleeves, and seeing a record with Boz Scaggs on it that reads "Lowdown" in a 70s font basically screams "buy me." Every store I went to in the UK was filled with all the trendy dance bullshit (that I secretly really like) and double the $$$ of the US. Come ON dollar, are you really that worthless against the pound? The ratio is basically 2:1... plus the food in England is TERRIBLE:
Mmmm... prawn mayonnaise on oatmeal bread(??!). Anyways, I would hit the shops in Austra and Germany and there were always crates and crates of 7"s, this one spot in Amsterdam had several crates that the shop guy (who also had a framed poster of High Fidelity on the wall, and I also asked him if he had any "deleted Smiths singles" but I don't think he got the reference) had bought off a radio DJ from the 70s! Dude! Here's a sampling of the records I got:
COLIN BLUNSTONE - I WANT SOME MORE (mp3)
Apparently Rod Argent and Chris White produced a bunch of his post-Zombies work, which is like WTF? This is how the Zombies would've sounded if they continued into the 70s.
PINO D'ANGIO - MA QUALE IDEA (totp style video)
I was turned onto this by Andy like 4 months ago in one of those "dude how do you NOT know this song?" moments...
ELO - DON'T BRING ME DOWN (12" MIX) (mp3)
Famously sampled by the entire universe... Jeff Lynne writes rock anthems! Also, yes I know this whole entry is about 7"s and this is the 12" mix.
Sunday, July 1, 2007 Posted by Woods 4:32 PM