Jan 21, 2015
commented on There Were Two Bands Called New Order!?!
Back when I was just a wee lass in high school (and was, like, New Order's number one fan) I used to come across this LP occasionally in the bins, but I was never fooled. And it's probably a good thing, because the Ron Ashton version, to put it mildly, is not my cup of tea.
Oct 16, 2014
commented on The Fairest of Fairport Convention, Again
Wow, I can't believe I've never seen this before (singing a Tim Buckley song even!) - only a month later Sandy Denny would be with them, recording their first session for John Peel's Top Gear program. That Eclection LP Fnarf mentioned above (vinyl copies are kind of pricey but the CD is cheap) is really good, more orchestrated than Fairport but with a very West Coast sound and nice harmonies.
Aug 1, 2014
commented on The Bluest Skies Are in Seattle
Just barely remember this show, I was maybe a few years too young. It's shown early Sunday mornings (4 am) on Antenna TV (Comcast 340 or broadcast 22.3), for anyone who thinks they can sit through a whole episode.
@17 I think that's the same episode of F Troop with Lowell George & The Factory (later known as Little Feat) playing a band called the Bed Bugs?
Jun 24, 2014
commented on What Is the MOST You've Paid for a Record?
I've paid $50 for a couple of Scott Walker and Gene Clark LPs which is a lot for me - I consider myself lucky that the Northern Soul collecting bug has never bit (happy with just compilation cds for that stuff).
Apr 21, 2014
commented on Seattle "Record Stores Of Days Gone By"
@19 I loved Rebellious Jukebox, Nils wasn't afraid to stock twee pop and Orange Juice records (it was the early 90s, after all). I think he may have saved my life.
@20 Exotique started out as Mt. Olympus Imports, I believe. Lots of obscure English pop records, Depeche Mode, and prog.
But does anyone remember Corporate Records, set up in the corner of Time Travelers? Bought my first Joy Division 7" there, and used to make the trek in from Issaquah just to pick up the latest issue of the New Musical Express. I think it turned into Acme, before being swallowed up by TT.