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Wednesday 3 August 2016

Three For a Pound # 2

A recent foray to the Oxfam music shop on Glasgow's Victoria Road saw me come away with 6 CD singles from the three for a pound box.
So three lead tracks today and three tomorrow reserving the right to re-visit them in due course to share other tracks if need be.
Sadly I'm not as flush as the chap who left 46 quid cheaper but with two Fall vinyl albums under his arm (I Am Kurious Oranj and another whose name I did not get.)

So the first three of my meager pickings.
Sylvie by a band held in high regard by many a blogger Saint Etienne. From 2006 the first single from their fourth album  Good Humour and one which reached number 12 in the UK singles charts
Another hugely popular artist is the late great Kirsty MacColl. with 1995's Caroline from the Galore album which criminally only peaked at number 58
We are off to Wales for the final song in this first trio and the  cuddly Super Furry Animals with Hermann ♥'s Pauline the first single off their second album Radiator which reached number 26 in the UK singles chart in 1997.
Second installment tomorrow.

Saint Etienne - Sylvie

Kirsty MacColl - Caroline

Super Furry Animals - Herman Loves Pauline


  1. Mrs S & I were out and about yesterday and I had the opportunity to check out a few unfamiliar charity shops. Your fine recent purchases were in the back of my mind, inspiring me as I rifled through the many boxes of CD's. Not a bloody sausage.

    1. I'm trying to be more discerning .... sometimes!

  2. I hope the 46 quid wasn't just for two Fall albums.

  3. I will sell you a copy of IAKO for a tenner.

  4. I will not be selling any of my Fall albums. St Etienne: I would really like to be able to like their songs, but every time I hear one it's just not good enough.But what a splendid track by the SuperFurryAnimals.

    1. I kind of agree re Saint Etienbe.I've picked up some of their stuff from charity shops.Pleasant enough but hardly earth shattering

  5. If you ever see Saint Etienne's second album 'So Tough', pick it up and play it all the way through. That just might be the turning point for you.

    Three splendid tunes, three splendid artists and probably the most splendid quid you've ever spent!

  6. I have the Robster's back on this one. All three of these artists take up plenty of space on my shelf. Another fine shopping day, CC.

  7. So I was charity shopping on Monday. The best in got a £2 copy of the greatest hits of Ralph McTell and even that didn't have 'Old Brown Dog' on it.