Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thursday 13 - #6!

The cutie and I have been doing our annual, do I still want to keep this book because real estate for the tomes is at a premium. One entire shelf hold our albums - yes, albums! - and we keep asking ourselves, should we keep them? We have no player that will work in this country, and the one we had for the other has been boxed in the attic for a few years now. So, I went through my singles, see if anything shook loose and there were exactly 13...here they are in no particular order:

1. Joe Jackson (a) Real Men and (b) Chinatown
1982 - still love Joe Jackson, he's on my ipod and I remember all the words - okay, most.

2. The Untouchables (a) The General (b) Tropical Bird
1983 - have to keep this one, every Thursday we used go watch them play. I even remember the shop I found this one in, got some lovely second hand sweaters at the same time.

3. The Untouchables (a) Dance Beat (b) Twist and Shake
1982 - this one, says its a "First Edition" [thought that only related to books], was had at one of their concerts.

4. The Clash (a) Gates of the West (b) Groovy Times
1979 - this one is marked "Demonstration Not For Sale", don't remember where I got it.

5. The Queer Pills [more commonly known as The Angry Samoans] (a) Stupid Jerk, Time to Fuck and The Todd Killings (b) They Saved Hitler's Cock
1981 - my punk phase, and I was a very tidy punker - only my earrings were out there :-)

6. Dead Kennedys (a) Moral Majority (b) Nazi Punks - Fuck Off
No year but I paid $1.49 at Tower Records for it - on sale from $2.49, bargain.

7. NastyFacts (a) Gotta Get To You/Crazy 'Bout You (b) Drive My Car
1981 - hmmm, don't really remember this one either but from the cover I'm think it was slightly punkish.

8. The Fun Boy Three (a) Summer Time (b) Summer of '82
1982 - I was a huge fan of The Specials, and still adore Terry Hall, my only excuse for this one.

9. Madness (a) Guns (b) One Better Day
1984 - am an even bigger fan of Madness, have every single one of the cassettes, albums, CD's, everything and have even bought their more recent offerings played out as Dangermen Sessions.

10. Madness (a) Driving in My Car (b) Animal Farm: Tomorrow's Dream Warp Mix
1982 - they still tour and give a racous concert.

11. Madness (a) Cardiac Arrest (b) In the City
1981 - another Tower Records find, paid $3.99

12. Madness (a) Memories (b) Grey Day
1981 - Graham McPherson, Suggs, has a radio show on Virgin Radio every day at tea time [9:00am est]

13. Madness (a) It Must Be Love (b) Shadow on the House
1981 - It Must Be Love, recently used by Levi for a commercial, was the inspiration for "Extreme Speed, Total Control".

So, should I get rid of them because we can't listen to them, or keep them for the memories?


Anonymous said...

gosh i haven't heard any of this...really...but all sounds like interesting!

Coco said...

haven't heard any of 'em either. I used to keep a lot of things for the sake of memories (still do, actually) and what I end up is not enough space!

Lately I've been learning to let go of the not so important things. Like for example I threw away my 'collection' of lip glosses last week - but I took a picture of all of them first. Hahah :D

Thanks for visiting my TT and for the well wishes for my S'pore trip :)

Wylie Kinson said...

Some I've heard of, some not,... but they sound like keepers. 'Specially The Clash and Dead Kennedys. You should check out Ebay for similar listings just to see if you should hang on to them for potential future income :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmn, I won't steal your iPod, but I like some of those...

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Whoa...now that was an unusual list, Tilly. I don't think I've heard of any of them (because I'm ancient) but those Angry Samoans sure do sound interesting. :-0

Elle Fredrix said...

I moved my albums twice, then said, enough is enough. I no longer have them, I often miss them, but I still have room for my books! Sometimes it's all about choices.

Amelia Elias said...

Wow, it's been a long time since I've even seen a record! It made me feel old a few months ago when my 8 year old saw a record player and asked what it was. D'oh!

samulli said...

I think I haven't actually bought that many albums in my whole life. (I have been downloading everything I need since forever.)
But I am a big fan of throwing unused stuff out. So, for me it would be absolutely no question: if you can't listen to it anyway, you might as well make room for other stuff. Can't you just find somebody who could convert it all to mp3 and then throw out the original albums? Then you would still have the music, but on a computer it wouldn't take up any room.
But since that seems to be all quite unusual stuff (I have never heard of any of this before, but that doesn't actually mean much,LOL), the tip about checking out ebay might be worth considering.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You totally HAVE to keep those -- they are collector's items! Kids have no idea what singles are, or the joy of the analog (and vinyl) pops and crackles.

Come visit me. I know who can hook you up with the ability to play these puppies!

Happy TT, my friend!

Sonja Foust said...

Albums, huh? That's pretty old-skool. :-)

Tempest Knight said...

Oh, I love The Clash!

Jennifer Shirk said...

HA! If ANYTHING... keep The Clash one.
(A favorite group of me and the hubby's) :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a packrat with aspirations of owning a record player some day in the future to listen to my own albums that I can not be parted with.

Ergo, I vote "keep 'em".

Unknown said...

I haven't listened to the Dead Kennedys in years. I'll have to see if I can find any of my records. :) My husband will still randomly sing the Nazi Punks chorus. :)

Anonymous said...

I only thing I have one vinyl single - guns and roses live and let die!

Anonymous said...

Ooo... I used to love the Dead Kennedys. Haven't heard them in forever.

I'm a packrat by nature so I say keep 'em :)

Happy TT!

Dionne Galace said...

"Rock the Casbah" was my favorite Clash song when I was a kid... and I had no idea what it was about.

I also always liked "Should I stay or should I go" 'cause of the bad Spanish translation in the background. Cracked me up.

Michelle Pillow said...

:) I think the only album I still own is Fox and the Hound, the movie on record.

Tink said...

Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane! Madness, o yeahh! :-) I vote for keeping all the singles! But then again, I'm collecting collections... *lol*
Thanks also for visiting my collections TT.

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

I have to admit-and its really hard for me-that I dont know a few of those bands.
I'm all for keeping memories around. :)

Believer said...

They don't sound familiar except for maybe Joe. I say check out eBay and see what they're going for. Some people sell them with a frame as art. Have you thought of that? Look under LP's.

Thanks for visiting!

Darla said...

Speaking as someone who's hauled a few hundred vinyl record albums along on several overseas moves, I say keep them! I can't remember the last time I listened to one of mine, but I do go look at them periodically. :)

Unknown said...

I still have albums. And 45s. And the 12 inch singles that Prince used to put out, LOL.

N.J.Walters said...

Hang on to them and start scouring yard sales and thrift shops. I know my mother still has a turntable. I'm sure lots of grandparents have them in their basements and attics.

N.J.Walters said...

Hang on to them and start scouring yard sales and thrift shops. I know my mother still has a turntable. I'm sure lots of grandparents have them in their basements and attics.

Donica Covey said...

Hey gal!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. The title I'm currently working on is Dragon's Angel. BUT sometimes Betraying Chase will give me a scene shout and I'll have to open that file.


Anonymous said...

keep them! you can always get another turntable and hook it up to your home theater. it's not too hard. i got one that was about 60 dollars i think.

JAM said...

When you say singles, you meant 45rpm records? I'm old enough to remember when they were a dollar each. If I had five dollars, and a little extra for tax, I could buy five of them babies!

Stack them on ye olde turntable, and let 'em play. I had some Joe Jackson, but it was Got The Time.

Had the Clash too, but it was the London Calling album.

Cool list, and thanks for the memories. Turntables can still be had fairly cheap, are there any Radio Shack or equivalent's where you are?

Unknown said...

I lost all my albums in a move years ago, but if I hadn't I wonder if I'd be able to part with them or not.

Beckadoodles said...

I still have a box of old "kids" albums from childhood. You know the ones that came with a huge story book! I used to listen to them all day long. Not to mention the Bobby Vintin I stole from my mom.

Happy tt and thanks for stoppin at mine!

Crystal Jordan said...

I've never really been a fan of The Clash.

Michelle Hasker said...

what a great list!Keep them for the memories!

Sparky Duck said...

Albums? What are those??

seriously, you need to keep them, they are historical and could make some dough on Ebay

Carmen said...

i say keep 'em for the memories. But then, I'm a bit of a pack rat