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Re: HMV about to enter adminastration!
Jan 15, 2013, 16:30
Spaceship mark wrote:
Growing up in Blackpool HMV was pretty much the only place to buy records, certainly the only place to buy new records.

Oh fond memories of a holiday in Blackpool in '73 at age 15. Woolies had racks and racks of vinyl, with a huge sale. For a matter of pennies I scored huge quantities of really obscure stuff that they obviously couldn't sell, but sadly almost none of which I still have (because some of them sell for ridiculously huge amounts), including:

Czar S/t
Marsupilami: Arena
The Johnny Almond Music Machine Patent Pending
Gravy Train S/T
William R Strickland Is Only The Name
The American Amboy Dukes:Journey To The Centre of the Mind

Plus many others, long forgotten. Ian Anderson put it nicely:

I'm going up the 'pool from down the smoke below
To taste my mum's jam sarnies and see our aunty Flo
The candy floss salesman watches ladies in the sand
Down for a freaky weekend in the hope that they'll be meeting Mister Universe

The iron tower smiles down upon the silver sea
And along the golden mile they'll be swigging mugs of tea
The politicians there who've come to take the air
While posing for the daily press, will look around And blame the mess on Edward Bear

There'll be bucket, spades and bingo, cockles, mussels Rainy days, seaweed and sand castles, icy waves Deck chairs, rubber dinghies, old vests, braces dangling down Sun tanned stranded starfish in a daze

Oh, Blackpool Oh, Blackpool
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