Another Sunday! What Happened to the Week??

I’ll tell you what happened – Mrs P was taken ill, not seriously but enough to blow any plans we had out of the water. And then there was work, I was cruising along nicely but choppy seas have appeared and I’m not certain if I’m heading towards a perfect storm or it’s just a slight blip on the radar. Time, as always, will tell.

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams – Run To You / I’m Ready (1984) – Vinyl

I get the lyrics but they don’t exactly go anywhere. Having said that this is a good, reliable rock song – it’s not going to change the way you listen to music but at least it does what it says on the tin.

The only real problem I have is with my single version, whilst the A side is in excellent condition the B side seems to have been pressed poorly – it sounds like I’m listening to it via Radio Luxembourg whilst I’m hiding under the covers on a stormy night with poor reception (if that means anything to anyone anymore….). Managed about 15 seconds before I had to take it off of the turntable.

Rate – 4/5 Condition – 0/5

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Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better / After The Storm (1977) – Vinyl

To prove that the problem with Bryan Adams wasn’t a knackered stylus I turned to Carly Simon and it plays lovely. When this came out I couldn’t stand the song, it wasn’t loud enough and it didn’t rock – but I was only 13, what did I know? Maybe I’m getting old or maybe it just brings back memories of a simpler time because now I quite like it……

Rate – 4/5 Condition – 4/5

Gary Toms Empire – 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)(1975) – Vinyl

Another slab of vinyl that I would have hated when it came out has turned into my personal discovery of the day. You can’t go wrong with a piece of good time funk from the 70s!

Rate – 4/5 Condition – 5/5

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Submarine – Jodie Foster / Tugboat (1993) – Vinyl

Finally a slice of indie rock from the 90s. I know nothing at all about Submarine but like the fact that the A side is a live recording from Sussex University – I used to catch a lot of Uni gigs but life has now moved on (by about 25 years) – does a circuit still exist?

Jodie Foster is very Jesus and Mary Chain, I would love to have seen them play it at Sussex Uni but this live version on record doesn’t really work for me The B side continues in the J&MC vein although this time its mixed 50:50 with an Oasis vibe.

Rate – 2/5 Condition – 4/5

Listening Since Day One

CDs – 4, Vinyl Singles – 8, LPs – 2, Downloads – 5, Total Tracks – 87, Time 5h 55m 25s