Friday, 25 June 2010

The Joy Of Second Hand Music Shops!

I can't manage to walk past a secondhand CD shop or charity shop without going in in the hope of finding a bargain.

Today I past a town market that had a stall selling CDs and DVDs and amongst the usual mix of Simply Red, The Lighthouse Family, Busted and Phil Collins I found some real bargains so here goes;

David Gray Sell Sell Sell Early David Gray full of hidden gems from his lesser know catalogue of songs.

Inxs Listen Like Thieves Before all the hype, the drugs, the celebrity girlfriends and the sad premature death of Michael Hutchence, I sometimes forgot that Inxs were once a great band that bust onto the world scene with energy an a knack for a catchy tune. Although not perfect, this album includes What You Need, Listen Like Thieves, and This Time all great tracks.

U2 Zoopora The only U2 album I don't own and truthfully for all the right reasons, a few good tracks but overall thought it was poor when it came out end still doesn't sound good. Stay (faraway so close) was rerecorded with Craig Armstrong a few years ago and was a much stronger version then.

Amos Lee I already own this album but as all the CDs were 50p each I couldn't not buy it!, I'll find somebody to give this to, as everybody should have a Amos Lee CD in their collection the guy has an amazing voice and writes beautiful songs.

Roachford Permanent Shade Of Blue Great album from mid nineties, Andrew Roachford had a great voice and could sing soul as well as rock (check out his soul album released as Andrew Roachford Matters Of The Heart Vol.1) a great album, My Generation and Only To Be With You are brilliant transported me back to my youth!

The Cardigans Gran Turismo Bought on the of the 2 singles from this CD, My Favourite Game and Erase/Rewind. Lets hope the rest of the album is as good.

Beth Orton Trailer Park, again bought because I loved She Cries Your Name.

Shawn Mullins Soul's Core Although I Have his CD made with Matthew Sweet under band The Thorns only know Lullaby but have always loved that song, since it was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

The next 2 I bought without knowing the music other than reviews, so blind purchases which if no good will be re-cycled to the Charity shops, Vanessa Carlton Be Not Nobody, and Tweet Southern Hummingbird.

So all of these for 50p each brilliant will keep me occupied for the weekend!

OK so what else have I bought this month. Neil Young, Fork In The Road and Dreamin' Man Live '92 I love Neil Young and picked these up on Amazon cheap.

Tom McRae The Alphabet Of Hurricanes I cant get enough of Tom, bought this on Monday and it hasn't been off the car stereo since brilliant, never understand that Tom hasn't had the success that say Damien Rice or David Gray has.

Local Natives Gorilla Minor God I love this album, bit like Grizzly Bear, bit like Low Anthem and a bit special, missed them live in March regret it even more now that I have heard the album. There is a great film of them Youtube singing Simon and Garfunkel's Cecilla playing in a yard and one of the guys is playing a tree!

The Best of The Railway Children bought this for the track Every Beat Of My Heart rest of the album fairly average other than Music Stop which is great.

Band Of Horses Infinite Arms Just stunning third album form BoH can't get enough of this band at minute.

Drive By Truckers The Big To-Do nice album from guys who have been doing it for a number of years.

Care Flaming Sword and What Ever Possessed You I owned these 2 singles in the 80's and love them. Looked them up on Youtube and was watching a performance and realised the guitarist was Iain Broudie who later went on to have great success with The Lightening Seeds
because of his later success a retrospective CD of Care material so I have downloaded these tracks and boy they are still as good now, I love these songs.

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