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21-12-2004, 08:03 AM
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Here's a bit of end-of-year synchronicity the kind which always leads me to expect i must be losing my marbles.

I was going through an old copy of Dazed and Confused at work. Not my copy I can assure you ;) when I came across this little piece they'd done on my local record store. Dazed's office is about a hundred metres from my front door on Old Street. This record store, who they obviously featured as a favour to the owner, is again just round the corner on Whitecross Street.

I read the piece slightly biting my lip because of course this is the very same emporium that I boycotted some 5 years ago when they accepted from a random bloke on the street (without asking for any form of ID) a large pile of CDs that had been stolen from my house. I think that's pretty heinous, tantamount to buying stolen goods. I've also boycotted one store in Glasgow where I worked and discovered the owner had knowingly sold someones stolen collection. Righteous to the core.

Anyway that very same evening I was looking on GEMM for African Headcharge's "Drastic Season", seeing if I could score a cheap copy. Incidentally, I've time on my hands right now cos the Mrs and kids have stolen a march on Christmas and left me alone in London. So I was hunting through GEMM and I came across a single copy, located....................in................Golde n Grooves records.

Blah blah blah called up the owner, got him to drop the record at our local off-license where I picked it up last night after-hours. Lets just hope they've gone straight eh.

21-12-2004, 08:34 AM
Was the owner fined for selling stolen goods? I know here, if you are caught, you are fined or, if it's a first, given a warning. You are always in the clear if you have copied his/her identity card. I always freak out when a shopkeeper asks my id, even if I do it myself (in our jewellery shop).

john eden
21-12-2004, 08:35 AM
Be interested to know what you think of "Drastic", Matt!

12-01-2005, 11:24 AM
Be interested to know what you think of "Drastic", Matt!

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Well its the same old AFC stuff isnt it. Excellent if you like that kind of thing. Not as abstract as Environmental, nor as poppy as Hole. Truth is I bought it cos, looking at the records I found I had the three either side of it, but not Drastic itself, sad collectors business. Dont remind me about their early record though Jon!

Also I thought Kishis sleeves were so immaculately themed, thought maybe I was missing something visually, another moody cover, but weirdly Drastic looks remarkably different. Almost as though it was by a different person. I was kinda disappointed if the truth be told!

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john eden
12-01-2005, 12:46 PM

Thanks for the scans - I will rip them off if I ever get around to doing an AHC piece :p

Drastic and Hole are my favourites I think. Not heard "Off the Beaten Track" though (and I think we can agree to ignore the Acid Jazz stuff, yes?). Yeah the sleeves are excellent - very evocative.

I'll have to dig them out again... as for earlier stuff - you're on your own there! :confused: