Monthly Archives: August 2018

Fever-induced Guilty Pleasure of the Week: Bryan Adams: Reckless NEAR MINT 1984 A2/B2 UK LP

Let me tell you a story:  I have had this weird recurring illness over the last 30 months that our finest medical minds are still unable to diagnose.  It has a myriad of symptoms that come and go at will but the one absolute is an extremely high temperature at night that causes weird sub-hallucinatory  waking/sleeping dreams.

I am currently in the throes of this illness and, 48 hours ago, dreamt all night about Bryan Adams – and about ‘Summer of 69’ in particular. I awoke about about a dozen times and each time realised I had dreamt another piece to an imaginary ‘guilty pleasure’ review for this blog. At about 4am I decided to get up and, using my phone and the Google voice typing facility, rambled the whole review into my phone and onto a word document. I then when back to bed and slept soundly, having got the Adams out of me.

Yesterday afternoon I stumbled across the word document. I honestly have no idea where most of the ideas came from, but I love it for its utter madness. I thought I would edit it and post it here but I read it out word for bonkers word to Helen last night and she said that I should post it exactly how it was recorded.

So here goes (lack of punctuation, google misunderstanding certain words included):

 

 

Now this is a weird one I’m not really sure about the guilty pleasure aspects as in the title as I don’t really believe in guilty Pleasures I just believe in music and f*** what you think and f*** being cool I’ve never been cool and now we care about being cool anyway I’m not a Bryan Adams fan never have been never will be but I kind of like this album well I like the singles anyway it kind of reminds me of summer and it reminds me of Good Times and I like the Summer of 69 just like everybody else does 

When we’re in Thailand recently there are always bar bands doing covers to cheer up the white he’s in the audience who want a little bit of Thai culture but with a little bit of music as well and every single band seems to do a version of Summer of 69 and also every single ban does a version of f****** Zombie by The Cranberries and I f****** hate that song more than most songs ever release so I’ll say no more about that one

Anyway back to this album and the singles cos this album is like a warm comfy blanket which kind of envelops you makes you feel ok you can’t really hate it you know it’s comfy and it’s lovely it’s like heroin really help pop heroin for the soul but anyway back to the f****** music Summer of 69 is one of those songs that everyone knows and everyone kind of you know sort of each likes I like it because it just reminds me of you know summer and also because my lovely wife Helen always smiles and nods ahead if you’re on holiday and she hears it and she’s had a few glasses of wine it makes her smile and a thinner makes her smile makes me smile as well

I’ve kind of made this whole album a guilty pleasure of the week when in fact I’ve never actually heard the rest of songs I know this singles and I know kids wanna rock was that a single I can’t remember but I know nothing about the other tracks whatsoever you know. You need to hear anymore because those that kind of sums it all up maybe one of the other album tracks is fantastic but you know maybe there a bit you know s*** so I’ll say no more about that

This particular copy the omitted lovely lovely condition so if you want to copy this is probably the best one to get although you know it’s probably been reissued for record store day at some point in light blue and green vinyl a limited edition of 2000 and cost in like 30 quid and probably sold out on record store day and there are copies in people’s homes sitting there Gathering dust and they thought they make money on eBay for after record store day but sadly everyone realised it’s a f****** Bryan Adams album and then get it for a couple of quid in a record shop anyway.

This is an original copy in lovely condition so cut bit more than a couple of quid but you know you’ll like it if you like that sort of thing. I’ve never actually bought a Bryan Adams record and fact that’s a lie I have bought of Bryan Adams record I bought the f****** horrible single everything I do I do for you for my first wife while before we were married because you know I was in love and all that well unfortunately that marriage didn’t turn out fantastic and I wonder if she still got the record I imagine she probably smashed it a long long time ago you know with good reason it’s a terrible record and a record no one ever needs to hear.

I don’t really know anything else about Bryan Adams part from he seems a nice guy Canadian pock Marked face and you no kind of a sort of cut Price Bruce Springsteen or more like cut Price Rick Springfield really I suppose if you know what I mean but anyway f*** it I don’t know I don’t know basically are the reason I’m writing this is because I dreamt this article tonight I was ill at the moment and I’m having really weird nights where I keep waking up every 20 minutes and everytime I woke up I started thinking of Summer of 69 for no reason whatsoever and everytime I woke up I wrote a bit more of this review in my head so what I’m writing now is sort of like what I came up with in a sort of hallucinogenic temperature control controlled poorly poorly boy kind kind of sleeplessness sleep deprived weirdness you know so if this makes little sense blame it on the illness or blame It on the Boogie

That’s all I’ve got to say about this

I don’t really have much to say and appreciate the haven’t really said much anyway although there’s a lot of words been used but I’ve got my first since I got my first  and anyway I didn’t get my first six string down at the five and dime I got my first guitar which was Pink down in the shop in Reading and I was s*** at playing it I’ve still got it in my attic and a look at it every now and again and think about the rock star I could have been if I could have been arsed to learn to play it properly

Story of my life really

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Update – 04/08/2018

 

 

Just uploaded – a veritable smogasbord of the good, the bad and the downright bloody awful of the 7″ World. There’s some great soul, some brilliant disco, some splendid synth pop and also some right ole shite.

I don’t judge buyers and have been doing this long enough to know that taste is unguessable so feel free to purchase without judgement because I love all my customers – unless, of course, Tommy Robinson wants to buy something…

 

 

Slade:  C’est La Vie    1982  7″
Lou Reed:  Sweet Jane   1974  U.S   7″
Paul Dale Band:   Alright On The Night   1981  Clear vinyl   7″
Living Colour:  Cult of Personality    1988  Near Mint   7″
Living Colour:  Love rears its ugly head    1990  EX+   7″
UB40:  The way you do the things you do   1991  EX   7″
The Perfect Disaster:   Time To Kill   Near Mint  7″
Penny Ford:   Change Your Wicked Ways  EX    7″
Mtume:   Breathless    Promo   1986  EX+     7″
Sandy McLelland & The Backline:   Like A Hurricane   1978  EX   7″
The Mixtures:   The Pushbike Song   1970  Australian   7″
Two Little Boys/Court of King Caractacus: 1970 MFP Childrens  7″
Hank Mizell:   Jungle Rock   1976  Charly   7″
Fleetwood Mac:  Albatross     1972  EX+     7″
Terra Cotta:   To Be Near You   1978  NWOBHM  self released  EX  7″
The Emotions:   Flowers (Remix)  1990  EX    7″
The Force:  Shout    1987  EX+     7″
R.A.F:  Woman Like you   1986  EX+  Aura   7″
Terry Oldfield:  Theme From  John Silver’s Return To Treasure Island   7″
Swimming With Sharks:   Careless Love   EX   7″
Swimming With Sharks:   No Longer Friends    EX+  PROMO    7″
The Wurzels:  Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)   1976  EX+   7″
The Wurzels:  Farmer Bill’s Cowman   1977  EX+   7″
The Wurzels:  The Tractor Song   1978  EX+   7″
Adge Cutler & The Wurzels:  Scrumpy & Western    1967  EX   7″
Dylan Thomas:  Reading Ballad Of The Long-legged Bait   1959  EX+  7″
Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel):  Make me smile  1975  EX  7″
Stoney And Meatloaf:   What You See Is What You Get   1971  U.S   7″
Santos:   Your Wish Is My Command   1989  EX+   7″
Jocelyn Brown:   Freedom   1990  PROMO  Near Mint 7″  + press release
Miquel Brown:  So many men so little time  Promo 7″  + postcard
LaTour:   People Are Still Having Sex     EX+   7″
The Mission:  Like a child again  EX+  7″
Gary Numan:  Music for Chameleons   1982  EX+   7″
Gary Numan:  I die You die  1980  EX+   7″
Thunder:  Gimme some lovin’   1990  Near Mint    7″
Gross Brothers:   Keep On Dance Forever  1979    Portugal  EX+     7″
Stranglers:  Golden Brown   1982    EX   7″
Richard Hartley/Michael Reed Orchestra:  Music Of Torvill & Dean    EX+    7″
Yannis Markopoulos:   Who Pays The Ferryman?   1977  EX   7″
Hooray And The Henrys:   All Stuck Up   1983   Near Mint    7″
Paul McCartney:  Spies Like Us   1985  EX+     7″
Paul McCartney:  Pipes of Peace   1983  EX     7″
Paul McCartney:  Only Love Remains   1986  EX     7″
Paul McCartney:  Take It Away  1982  EX     7″
Paul McCartney:  No More Lonely Nights   1984  EX+     7″
C + C Music Factory:  Things That Make You Go Hmmm…  Near Mint UK   7″
C + C Music Factory:  Just a touch of love  Near Mint UK   7″
The Rubber Ducks:   Pop Club Convoy   1976  Daily Mirror  7″
Cover Up:  Love the one you’re with   1985   7″    Asia
Leon Haywood:   Party  1977  DEMO   EX+   7″
Willie Alexander & Boom Boom Band: You’ve Lost… 1978  DEMO   EX+   7″
Everything but the girl:  Twin Cities  Near Mint  Promo  7″
E-Zee Possee:  Breathing Is E-Zee   EX+    7″
Carl Cox:   I Want You (Forever)  1991  Near Mint    7″
Shooter:   Moneymaker   1978   EX+  DEMO Powerpop    7″
Brothers In Rhythm:   Such A Good Feeling   1991  Near Mint   7″
Kings Of The Sun:   Black Leather     Near Mint    Promo  7″
Frances Nero:   Footsteps Following Me    UK PROMO  7″
Frances Nero:   Making my dreams real    Near Mint   UK PROMO  7″
Go Fundamental:   People On The Top Floor   EX+    7″
Kalin Twins: When    1982  Near Mint Old Gold    7″
Champs Boys:   Tubular Bells   1976   Near Mint  7″

 

Amanda Cooper:   Wasted Chances   1990  EX+   7″  
Slow Bongo Floyd:  More than Jesus   1991  Near Mint   7″