Haynes Boys – ‘Maryhaven Family’ b/w ‘Out of This World’ (WR002) (1994)

SAM_0700Ultra-rare piece of 90s 7″ vinyl Americana. Not thrifted, but part of my collection. In fact, I was responsible for this single’s bass playing and sleeve. I post this, not merely to blow my own trumpet (or, indeed, pluck my own bass), but to announce a short hiatus from Thrifty V while I go over to the States to play a few shows in celebration of (and to shift a few units of) the vinyl re-issue of the Haynes Boys’ debut Lp, previously only available on cd. The physical album is released on 23rd June and will also be there for the taking on iTunes (not that Thrifty Vinyl readers care about that sort of thing).SAM_0701

Any Thrifty readers in Columbus, Ohio next week are encouraged to check us out. International types are encouraged to like ‘n’ share details on the Facebooks: https://www.facebook.com/HaynesBoys?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Liner notes for the Lp are here: http://www.re-vinylrecords.com/haynes-boys.html

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Published in: on June 17, 2015 at 8:16 am  Leave a Comment  

Ornette Coleman – Skies of America (KC31562) (1972)

RIP Ornette.

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Thrifty Vinyl, at least the Prince Asbo branch of the triumverate, will be on vacation to US of Frickin’ A for the next three weeks. In commemoration, I am posting this “difficult” orchestral Ornette Coleman Lp which I bought on the green in Hythe last spring. Suffice to say I much prefer his small group Atlantic material.

I’ll be checking in here, but unlikely to post while abroad. I’m on a seriously tight budget that might even preclude Stateside thrifting! Perhaps others can pick up the slack in my absence.

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Published in: on June 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Etienne De Crecy ‎– ‘Prix Choc (Mixes)’ (SLD 011) (1998)

SAM_0697Etienne De Crecy’s ambient house masterpiece Super Discount was one of those game changers for me. And it still holds up. This white label promo of ‘Prix Choc’, featuring different mixes by La Funk Mob and De Crecy himself, is nowhere near as essential, but still makes for lovely chilled listening. The former (‘Ultrabright Mix’) is almost unrecognisable while the latter (‘Ultradark Mix’) relies even more heavily than the Lp version on a Bob Marley sample for its groove. £2 at Pilgrim’s Hospice in Canterbury today.

Published in: on June 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Eric Salzman – The Nude Paper Sermon (Nonesuch 2590 003)

SAM_0695If this odd Lp, subtitled ‘Tropes for Actor, Renaissance Consort, Chorus and Electronics’, has any precedent, it is John Cage’s Indeterminacy.  As with that earlier album, random bursts of strident, prepared electronic racket pepper the proceedings to exhilarating effect. However, Salzman (along with Nonesuch mainstay Joshua Rifkin) takes things further than Cage (who simply intoned laconic, sometimes whimsical, koans and bits of autobiography) by arranging a surreal narrated provocation (by Stacy Keach) to weave in and out of cod madrigals and other Renaissance-style folderol. It’s the kind of thing I love to hear on Radio 3 late Friday and Saturday nights when things get weird. One pound last week in Hythe. Perfick.

Published in: on June 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm  Leave a Comment