Sunday 24 February 2013

What's In Yir Box?

Last night I came up with this brilliant idea for a series of posts, you may not think so but let's face it the only other series on this blog were on the Fall and the series that refuses to give up the ghost on a Friday, so anything new should be greeted with a little enthusiasm, no?.

 It is self indulgent and owes more than a little to a couple of other bloggers,  JC with his forty five, forty fives series from a few years ago and also from a posting by Davy H a while ago when he went on about his record box, you know the box that you would grab in case of emergencies. Well, a few of the sadder amongst us got to speculating what special records Mr H's box would contain which was quickly nipped in the bud when the contents were listed. But at the time I thought worthy of another look.

I have a few boxes, a 12" one and five 7" ones that hold varying amounts of singles of which there are two which would have to be picked up in an emergency, one houses the best soul singles and the other hold the best of everything else. If push came to shove and I could only pick up one it would be the red one with the best of everything.

So,  last night while breaking in the new listening chair, sipping some rather lovely Angostura 1919 rum and flicking through the contents of my singles box I came up with the idea of a series of posts detailing what was in the box, however there are about 150 singles in there, so I have decided that I will pick one from each letter, starting from A, as yes the box is in alphabetic order, sad I know.

When looking in the box I was quite surprised as the contents haven't changed much since I first got it and filled it. At that time I tried to only include my favourite single from bands but on inspection I failed drastically to implement that rule and with one band found it incredibly difficult not to include most of their singles and, no it wasn't The Fall. The lack of dance music is well apparent but that is because all of my favourite dance tracks are the 12" versions which are in the 12"/album box.

So without further ado here are the singles from artists or bands beginning with the letter A:-

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Ace Spectrum - Don't Send Nobody Else
Afghan Whigs - Uptown Avondale
Afghan Whigs/Ass Ponys- Mr Superlove/You My Love
Age Of Chance - Higher Than Heaven
Airport Girl - The Foolishness That We Create Through Love Is The Closest We Come To Greatness
the Airborne Toxic Event - ep
Allo Darlin' - The Polaroid Song
Alabama Shakes - Be Mine
Dot Allison - Mo Pop
Ruby Andrews - Just Loving You
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Aztec Camera - Oblivious (dbl pack)
Aztec Camera - Spanish Horses
Aztec Camera and Mick Jones - Good Morning Britain

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long


George said...

a certain other glaswegian blogger and I once sorted a friend of mine's 7 inch record collection I was looking after. His quote was that it was the most fun he's had whilst keeping his clothes on. So this is a belting idea for a series. By the way, if you ever find your way to Antwerp go to Coffee and Vinyl and to Recordcollector. Quite simply the best record shops I have ever been in. Jo was delighted that I'd taken her there....what a wedding present!

George said...

..and can you indicate the age you were when they were bought? Can we look forward to some hideously embarassing items such as Annie's Song by John Denver or something by Peter Skellern? ....or is that my 7" collection..

Simon said...

I have half of those. I love that Ace Spectrum tune. And Roddy. The others I have are the Ruby Andrews, the Arctic Monkeys and...AC/DC. have a quiet soft spot for them...

Swiss Adam said...

I'm a little worried now that I haven't got a box of records to grab in case of emergencies.

Great idea for a series. Looking forward to it unfolding.

Charity Chic said...

Your safe George -I know another Weegie who has Debbie Gibson in there!

Dirk said...

Nor do I, SA ... I think I simply couldn't decide what to put into it. We do have smoke detectors though ...

Brilliant idea, Drew: curious to see what will follow this ...

Anonymous said...

Cool series in prospect. And well done for starting with ac/dc