Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

International Record Store Day

record-store-dayYesterday’s Herald, click HERE for their article on International Record Store day, featured a piece regarding this written by the owner of Avalanche Records  their shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh have often benifited from my cash.

So let us today celebrate International Record Store Day

The concept is a great idea as so much of the music I still listen to today was stumbled upon whilst browsing in record shops in the 70-90’s, today’s age of P2P and downloading has somehow sterilised this old habit.

Record shops to me were an oasis from the real world and Currie & Hall (Hall Audio), Woolworths and John Menzies, in Dumbarton, all received my cash, though Woolworths were less than pleased about having to play two tracks from The Damned’s debut album before I would part with my hard earned pennies!!!

Currie & Hall has special memories for me as it was there that I first met my future sister in law, Jane, who even then :-

a) refused to sell me the MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” album due to the opening line (see below) and

b) a couple of years later gave me the dilemma when Buying “The Story of The Who” as to whether I wanted the glossy sleeve or the matt sleeve version!!! I still have nightmares about not buying BOTH! (I bought the glossy version)

Jane went on to work in several of the key Glasgow Record Shops though strangely not the one I frequented as a student.

Listen Records was the place to be, long haired guys behind the counter who growled at you if you were buying Dr Feelgood instead of the latest offering from Yes .(I still have a copy of the Doctors “Stupidity” album signed in Listen Records by the late great Lee Brilleux)

So for Jane, sorry I bought it elsewhere, here is the MC’5’s


“Kick Out The Jams” – Mc5

Glossy sleeve………….


From “Stupidity”  here is  “Going Back Home”


Buy Records…………………………………

April 18, 2009 Posted by | New News, Old Music, The Who, Video | , , , | 5 Comments

Saturday Soul – Al Green


Given the footballing  scenario today and the BIG need for an away win today’s Saturday Soul needed to be of the inspirational and belief catagory, so in this respect there is no better than Al Green.

To buy Al Green music click HERE

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Soul, Video | | Leave a comment


%d bloggers like this: