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Dread Locks Dread - Big Youth. Ok, so it was obviously reggae and I was going through a red, gold and green phase, but never heard any of his stuff and just loved the cover. Naked rasta masters roaring lion. Spare me the psycho-analysis, please. How about you? CDs don't seem to have quite the same impact, or do they?
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Thrash Harry wrote:Dread Locks Dread - Big Youth. Ok, so it was obviously reggae and I was going through a red, gold and green phase, but never heard any of his stuff and just loved the cover. Naked rasta masters roaring lion. Spare me the psycho-analysis, please. How about you? CDs don't seem to have quite the same impact, or do they?
Reggae CD's for me too! They always seem to live up to the cover, you can never go wrong! :D
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Not a reggae man, then Si. Try Marley's Babylon By Bus. If you don't like that, then forget it.
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Legalise It by Peter Tosh is somewhat appealling. Most of the Scratch Perry atrwork is superb too.
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Thrash Harry wrote:Not a reggae man, then Si. Try Marley's Babylon By Bus. If you don't like that, then forget it.
:eek:

I said I'm a Reggae man!

I always buy Lee Perry off the cover, then with fingers crossed that it's ok I listen to it soon as I get home. And so far I loved every single one! :D

Yep, Steve303! Bought "Legalise it" donkey's ago, bought some other really mad reggae stuff as well, the guys on the record must have been so stoned when they recorded the album, it's shocking! :lol:
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Have you got Secter Laboratory Si?
Very very funny stuff on it. If not go and get it now.
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Sorry Si, my hearing aid's playing up. Time for my nap.
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Steve303 wrote:Have you got Secter Laboratory Si?
Very very funny stuff on it. If not go and get it now.
I'll keep an eye out for it. The one I was talking about was bought in Piccadilly Records, Manchester about 10yrs ago, when they were still outside the Arndale, down the street from HMV (the biggest store on the corner near Picadilly Gardens). Used to spend a fortune in there (Dole Money too! :twisted: ) when I used to visit iccle bruv and Big Sista, when they were at Uni. Remember buying what I now think is a bootleg, said it was a jam session by Sly and the Revolutionaries/Upsetters and a few others at the Black Ark, every tune was an instrumental, but every tune must have been written/recorded while heavily stoned! :eek: :twisted:
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Thrash Harry wrote:Sorry Si, my hearing aid's playing up. Time for my nap.
Nae prablem, pal, it cood be mah deffrunt ahccent? :twisted:
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Bought the second PiL album because it was called Metal Box and er, ...in a metal box. Designed like a movie film canister and containing the album in 3 x 12 vinyl format and a piece of paper about 3"x3" containing the song titles. Badly typed in lurid red on white. All lower case. Nice.
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Johnny Boy wrote:Bought the second PiL album because it was called Metal Box and er, ...in a metal box. Designed like a movie film canister and containing the album in 3 x 12 vinyl format and a piece of paper about 3"x3" containing the song titles. Badly typed in lurid red on white. All lower case. Nice.
And later released on CD, and is now in my collection too! :D
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Big Si wrote:
Steve303 wrote:Have you got Secter Laboratory Si?
Very very funny stuff on it. If not go and get it now.
Si. I think I need a nap as well. That should have read "Secret Laboratory" not "Secter". Sorry. :oops:
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Big Si wrote: And later released on CD, and is now in my collection too! :D
Any house-wifey tips on how to stop the 'metal' box tarnishing? :|
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Johnny Boy wrote:
Big Si wrote: And later released on CD, and is now in my collection too! :D
Any house-wifey tips on how to stop the 'metal' box tarnishing? :|
hmm, yeah I've heard of people breaking the records inside trying to open the metal box.

No advice of cleaning it though, I just got the standard vinyl version.
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jimmy pursey: "alien orphan" album

great artwork, f**king rubbish album. was only 99p though ;)
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Johnny Boy wrote:
Big Si wrote: And later released on CD, and is now in my collection too! :D
Any house-wifey tips on how to stop the 'metal' box tarnishing? :|
Mine too! :(
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Johnny Boy wrote:
Big Si wrote: And later released on CD, and is now in my collection too! :D
Any house-wifey tips on how to stop the 'metal' box tarnishing? :|
hmm, yeah I've heard of people breaking the records inside trying to open the metal box.

No advice of cleaning it though, I just got the standard vinyl version.
There's something like the 'Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb' about it. After two broken nails and numerous abrassions, on the last occassion I did manage to open it, I taped it and it hasn't seen daylight in about 18 years. Probably just a pile of ashes now. Unless the box was lead-lined, and then I'm OK. :wink:
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Big Si wrote:
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Big Si wrote: And later released on CD, and is now in my collection too! :D
Any house-wifey tips on how to stop the 'metal' box tarnishing? :|
Mine too! :(
I'll get in touch with those Cleaning Ladies from C4. Probably a mixture of white vinegar, fresh parsley and eye of newt should do the trick. :eek:

Ever seen one on ebay? Value? :?:
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I've often bought records which have turned out great despite crappy sleeves.
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Johnny Boy wrote:
Big Si wrote:
Johnny Boy wrote: Any house-wifey tips on how to stop the 'metal' box tarnishing? :|
Mine too! :(
I'll get in touch with those Cleaning Ladies from C4. Probably a mixture of white vinegar, fresh parsley and eye of newt should do the trick. :eek:

Ever seen one on ebay? Value? :?:
Got Metal Box too and it's slowly starting to rust....
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have you guys ever thought of moving to a dryer climate? It's probably help those boxes stay nice and shiney.
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hallucienate wrote:have you guys ever thought of moving to a dryer climate? It's probably help those boxes stay nice and shiney.
Leave Glasgow and Scotland! :eek:

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