Terminal Cheesecake – Unhealingwound 7 inch

I bought this quite some time ago, at least 15 years, but I can’t remember how I got it. It might have been on Yahoo Auction Japan, it could have been eBay. Dunno.

I was quite chuffed to get it as I like Terminal Cheesecake lots, and it is a neato disc to have. There is just the one song and on the reverse side is some artwork which you can kind of see in the image above.

Terminal Cheesecake are still around, and after a 22 year hiatus they released a new album in 2016 called “Dandelion Sauce Of The Ancients”, which is fab stuff. They are still an obscure band, and are deffo not to everyone’s taste, but they have always tickled my cochlea and vestibulocochlea nerves…nuff said.

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing

I finally converted this to MP3 yesterday, so I thought I would add it to the Vinyl Vault as well.

This was purchased at the recycle shop I mentioned in a previous post. It was very cheap, but it is very minty, not a mark on the cover and the record is perfecto.

It includes her hit songs “Walking In The Rain”, “Pull Up To The Bumper”, and “Nightclubbing”. The other songs are all good, no filler here. There are only nine tracks though.

Grace is 70 now, but still going strong. Her last album though was back in 2008. A film was made about her recently, so I would like to see that.

Great cover, it says it all about Grace really.

Stanley Clarke – Stanley Clarke album

I bought this at Nagano’s only dedicated vinyl shop, a place called “Good Times”, run by an older fellow and his younger assistant. I must ask next time if I can take a photo of the shop.

I bought it for 680 yen which is cheap as most other albums in the jazz section were around the 1000 to 1500 mark. No idea why, but I ain’t complaining. Both the cover and record are in pristine condition, almost like new.

Stan was a member of the Church of Scientology for a long time. On the back of the cover, in the “thanks to” section, at the end, he wrote…

“…and to the greatest man on the planet – Ron L. Hubbard”.

He came to his senses in 2013 when he left the church.

Boney M – Sunny / New York 7 inch

This is a Japanese pressing I bought cheaps at a recycle shop that has since gone out of business. Classic disco sounds of course.

It was released in 1976 and was priced at 600 yen back in the day which is about 1000 yen in today’s money, a bit pricey considering. Like most second-hand vinyl here it is in excellent condition. The red star thing on the cover says “Disco hits”!

The name Boney M was chosen by the dude who created the group, a German fellow by the name of Frank Fabian, who also created Milli Vanilli. From Wikipedia…

“I turned on the TV one day and it was the end of a detective series. I just caught the credits and it said Boney. Nice name, I thought – Boney, Boney, Boney… Boney M. Boney, Boney, Boney M. Nice sound. Simple.”

The character name in the Australian TV series was named “Detective Inspector Bonaparte (Boney)”.

Boney M are still around, but not in the original form.

The Vinyl Vault

I have created a new page that will eventually list all of the vinyl I have in my collection, which is only fourteen discs. There will be a few sentences explaining how I got the vinyl, and any other pertinent information. I am doing this just for fun.

First up is Boney M and Stanley Clarke. Click on the image to go to the page, or use the link at the top of the page.

Liberetino Esclavo Cerdo y Vinilo

I have four purchases to speak of today with three of them appearing only just today, so it was a good day.

The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun / Death On The Stairs

This is a Japanese release of two EPs from The Libertines. It is very Libertines.

I bought it last week at Book Off for 280 yen.

Slaves – Are You Satisfied?

I was noodling on the internet, on the NME website to be exact, and I came across a band called Ho99o9 (Horror, but they are also known as Triple 9 Death Kult) which is an American experimental hip hop / hardcore punk band. I had a listen to one of their songs on YouTubes and liked what I heard, so I sought out their album. It proves to be a bit pricey to get here so I skipped that for the moment. I saw on their website that they had supported a band called Slaves while touring in England and I thought that Slaves must be pretty decent, so I looked them up on YouTube. After watching two videos and some of a live gig I was hooked, so I ordered their first album from Amazon which arrived today. Check out that live video, I’ll bet it is the first time you have seen a lead singer/drummer quite like that!

This is quite refreshing stuff. It is described as punk, but it is very much a 21st century style of punk with a bit of garage mixed in. Deffo a band I would like to see live.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed The Rats

Some time ago I bought this band’s first release The Wizard and the Seven Swines which is a one-song download from Bandcamp that lasts 21 minutes. This album (well, it is three songs but is album length) was released last year, but I finally got around to buying it tonight.

I have not listened to it in full yet, but I had a quick listen and I like what I heard. I like the cover; click on it to go to the Bandcamp page.

Stanley Clarke – Stanley Clarke

I was in the central city today so decided to drop by the record shop with the intention of buying something. I had fun flicking through the bins full of delectable vinyl and had a lot to choose from including Paul’s Boutique (it was a bit too much for my budget, otherwise I would have bought it), Black Sabbath Vol.4 (very pricey but I would love to add it to the collection), The Stranglers Raven (with a nice hologram cover), and plenty more. But, I decided to buy something I have not heard before, and something a bit different to the usual fare I buy, so Stan it was.

I have yet to listen to it, but here is the first song which sounds pretty good. This is his second album.

The cover and vinyl are absolutely pristine, and it appears to be an original 1974 pressing. Not bad considering it cost only a little more than a Big Mac combo (super-sized with Diet Coke and fries).

Music count 2018: 58