We were away for a couple of days last week and had the excitement of being snowed in in Aberfeldy.
The charity shops of Perthshire and Stirlingshire were duly visited but there were no purchases in Crieff, Callander or Aucherarder. Dunblane was ever worse with no CDs or records at all in the charity shop.
Given the dearth of charity purchases I suppose it is now time to feature some of the goodies that I picked up from Twitter legens @unclewald at a recent record fair in Phillies pub in the Glasgow suburb of Shawlands.
I've been looking to plug the gaps in my Graham Parker & the Rumour vinyl section for a while. I even picked up a copy of their 1976 debut Howlin' Wind only to find out I already had it. My work in progress database should put pay to any such future bloomers.
My database was able to comfirm that their second album Heat Treatment also from 1976 and also on the Vertigo label was missing and it was duly purchased. Only Squeezing Out Sparks to go.
No surprises here -it is the usual blend of pub rock/rhythm and blues that the band were noted for. I was familier with these two tracks from the 1980 Best Of album which is a great introduction to the band.