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Thrift shop scores

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 May 2013, 13:08

Sticking my neck out once again with a little 50 pence thrift shop score, Ace of Base, the 90s singles comp. Cod reggae-dance-eurotrash well worth the coin. The Sign is the biggest thing on there, with an irresistible, mystifying beat. So were they really the ABBA of the 90s? I know they helped make Sweden the world's no. 3 music exporter. Harmless fluff, they paid attention in ABBA class.
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Re: Ace of Base

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 14 May 2013, 13:15

I certainly don't hate 'em. Majorly flimsy, which - perversely - may be a virtue in their case.

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Re: Ace of Base

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 May 2013, 13:16

The Homosexual Lobby wrote:I certainly don't hate 'em. Majorly flimsy, which - perversely - may be a virtue in their case.


Pretty solid choruses and some of those beats are really original. The party stops with this comp, though.
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Re: Ace of Base

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 14 May 2013, 14:50

GoogaMooga wrote:
The Homosexual Lobby wrote:I certainly don't hate 'em. Majorly flimsy, which - perversely - may be a virtue in their case.


Pretty solid choruses and some of those beats are really original. The party stops with this comp, though.


Oh, I would agree that they don't give you a TON to work with over time...

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Re: Ace of Base

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 May 2013, 15:02

amazon is asking 35 bucks for this baby new - I did well!
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Re: Ace of Base

Postby Toby » 14 May 2013, 15:30

Googa, a thread based on your charity shop finds might be better than one for each one you get.

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Re: Ace of Base

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 May 2013, 15:34

Bleep wrote:Googa, a thread based on your charity shop finds might be better than one for each one you get.


Sorry. :oops: I'll change the heading and make it ongoing.
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Thesiger » 14 May 2013, 18:33

I picked up quite a few decent bargains each for £1.00 in Cash Converters on Monday:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl (Deluxe)
I Trawl The Megahertz [Deluxe]- Paddy McAloon
Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever - Cribs
Jacksonville City Nights + Excl Bonus Track(15 Tks - Adams,Ryan & The Cardinals
Only The Names Have Been Changed (Special Deluxe Packaging)- Kelly Jones
Takk - Sigur Ros
Willie And The Wheel - Nelson, Willie and Asleep at the Wheel
Kill The Moonlight - Spoon
From A Basement On The Hill- Elliott Smith
Greatest Hits [Limited Edition] [CD + DVD] Fatboy Slim
THE GREAT DESTROYER Low
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth
Happiness In Magazines Coxon, Graham
Anthology (3cd) Ocean Colour Scene
Oui Oui, Da Da - Madness

They're now on Amazon Marketplace. :)
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 May 2013, 19:00

Thesiger wrote:I picked up quite a few decent bargains each for £1.00 in Cash Converters on Monday:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl (Deluxe)
I Trawl The Megahertz [Deluxe]- Paddy McAloon
Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever - Cribs
Jacksonville City Nights + Excl Bonus Track(15 Tks - Adams,Ryan & The Cardinals
Only The Names Have Been Changed (Special Deluxe Packaging)- Kelly Jones
Takk - Sigur Ros
Willie And The Wheel - Nelson, Willie and Asleep at the Wheel
Kill The Moonlight - Spoon
From A Basement On The Hill- Elliott Smith
Greatest Hits [Limited Edition] [CD + DVD] Fatboy Slim
THE GREAT DESTROYER Low
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth
Happiness In Magazines Coxon, Graham
Anthology (3cd) Ocean Colour Scene
Oui Oui, Da Da - Madness

They're now on Amazon Marketplace. :)



Joe - you know the Paddy McAloon generally goes for around £25-30, don't you?
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 May 2013, 19:05

Thesiger wrote:I picked up quite a few decent bargains each for £1.00 in Cash Converters on Monday:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl (Deluxe)
I Trawl The Megahertz [Deluxe]- Paddy McAloon
Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever - Cribs
Jacksonville City Nights + Excl Bonus Track(15 Tks - Adams,Ryan & The Cardinals
Only The Names Have Been Changed (Special Deluxe Packaging)- Kelly Jones
Takk - Sigur Ros
Willie And The Wheel - Nelson, Willie and Asleep at the Wheel
Kill The Moonlight - Spoon
From A Basement On The Hill- Elliott Smith
Greatest Hits [Limited Edition] [CD + DVD] Fatboy Slim
THE GREAT DESTROYER Low
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth
Happiness In Magazines Coxon, Graham
Anthology (3cd) Ocean Colour Scene
Oui Oui, Da Da - Madness

They're now on Amazon Marketplace. :)


Cash Converters seems like a cool place. Better selection than my thrift shops, where weeks can go by without my finding anything. And £1 is just right for that kind of stuff. BRMC and MacAloon are good picks!
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Thesiger » 14 May 2013, 20:31

Diamond Dog wrote:Joe - you know the Paddy McAloon generally goes for around £25-30, don't you?


I've got it on for £29.99, Pete. :)
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Re: Thrift shop scores

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Thesiger wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Joe - you know the Paddy McAloon generally goes for around £25-30, don't you?


I've got it on for £29.99, Pete. :)



You don't miss a trick! ;)

I only found out a few weeks back that it's worth money - a friend of mine deals in used CD's and let me know. I won't be selling my pristine copy.
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 May 2013, 10:51

Not a risky purchase today, I knew Dario Campeotto was one of the great crooners in Denmark in the 1950s.
His old hit, "Angelique" is here, along with covers as diverse as Barry White and Lou Reed. All in that unmistakeable crooner style, married to modern beats. Yes, it works. I mean, one look at the cover art, and you just know this will be cool as fuck. 50 pence bargain!
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby GoogaMooga » 21 May 2013, 12:40

NOT AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! Definitive 2cd fatboy package, £1. All the hits are here and more still. Roger Whittaker is the squarest, with the most microphone friendly voice that I have ever heard. Not the best singer, but the most microphone friendly. And he is the world's foremost whistler. He is also the ultimate Anglo-Saxon person, the most Anglo of Anglos. He just had to be reissued on the Philips label, didn't he! I don't care if he is a major bell-end, there are hits here to die for, hits that will make your old mother swoon and maybe even weep.
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Nuts » 21 May 2013, 14:33

Jesus Christ - Roger Fucking Whittaker!! They'd have to pay me to take that.
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby GoogaMooga » 21 May 2013, 14:37

Nuts wrote:Jesus Christ - Roger Fucking Whittaker!! They'd have to pay me to take that.


Those were my exact words in my head when I picked it up. I've resisted him all these years, but he reminds me of my childhood, a favorite of mother's.
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Thesiger » 21 May 2013, 14:56

My fave Whittaker boot.
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Nick » 21 May 2013, 15:10

Thesiger wrote:Greatest Hits [Limited Edition] [CD + DVD] Fatboy Slim

They're now on Amazon Marketplace. :)


You might have to take a loss on that one... ;)
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Re: Thrift shop scores

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 23 May 2013, 22:02

Found this in one of the bins at Goodwill today for a buck, opened but still in its shrink wrap:

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The actual vinyl, of course, was nowhere to be found.

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