Category Archives: Vinyl Junkyard

Flashlite #791 – Vinyl Junkyard 19: Džuboks flexies

Džuboks flexies

In our Vinyl Junkyard special series, we feature some old scratchy records, all found somewhere cheap collecting dust in a bargain bin. Today we feature Džuboks flexies. Džuboks was a monthly entertainment magazine focusing on rock and pop music that featured a 6″ flexi record inserted inside in an envelope. There was 16 flexies total between 1967 and 1968. Those were incredibly important in Yugoslavia with circulation cca hundred thousands and each contained contemporary hit from the US and UK rock and pop charts of the moment. They were very well done, fully licensed and they still sound great and most songs are truly some of the greatest written in that period. They were pressed by Jugoton and the publisher used the records to advertise their normal vinyl releases on 7″ and 12″ records. Influence on the local readership and scene in Yugoslavia was immeasurable. To fill up the rest of the hour, I included three greatest Yugo rock originals from that period and I’m closing with two Polish postcard records. My Džuboks flexies are in great condition and my Polish postcards are were heavily damaged. Yet all are extremely charming and I’m playing them directly from the sources.


Grupa 220 – Osmijeh
Indexi – Ruke pružam
Kameleoni – Sjaj izgubljene ljubavi
Rolling Stones – Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow
The Who – Happy Jack
The Royal Guardsmen – Snoopy vs The Red Baron
Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
Nancy and Frank Sinatra – Something Stupid
Easybeats – Friday on my Mind
Eric Burdon and The Animals – When I Was Young
Cliff Richard – I’ll Come Running
The Shadows – Running Out Of World
Alan Price Set – House That Jack Built
Box Tops – The Letter
Paul Jones – Sons And Lovers
Dave Clark Five – Everybody Knows
The Beatles – Hello Goodbye
Beach Boys – Darlin’
Lulu – Me The Peaceful Heart
New Vaudeville Band – Winchester Cathedral
Cliff Richard – We Say Yeah

Flashlite #461 – Vinyl Junkyard 18

Hope and AnchorHere we go! After some time another episode of our wonderful series called Vinyl Junkyard. This is all about me finding a long forgotten but still excellent album sitting in some bargain bin dirt cheap, just waiting to be picked. Those with good memory maybe remember that in our Vinyl Junkyard #14 we had an episode dedicated to the English club called Hope and Anchor. We played the volume of their live sessions. This time, we go back in time a little further, to the volume one! This album promoted live recordings of early punk and late pub rock acts from 1977. So this episode features nearly complete Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival records, with XTC, X-Ray-Spex, The Only Ones, Philip Rambow and others. Like we said back in episode 14, sit back and enjoy! Again.

The Stranglers – Straighten Out
Tyla Gang – Styrofoam
The Pirates – Don’t Munchen It;
XTC – I’m Bugged
Suburban Studs – I Hate School
The Pleasures – Billy
XTC – Science Friction
Dire Straits – Eastbound Train
X Ray Spex – Let’s Submerge
999 – Crazy
The Saints – Demolition Girl
999 – Quite Disappointing
The Only Ones – Creatures of Doom
Roogalator – Zero Hero
Philip Rambow – Underground Romance
The Pleasers – Rock & Roll Radio
Tyla Gang – On The Street
The Strangles – Hanging Around

Flashlite #365: Vinyl Junkyard 17

Midnight RecordsHere we go, second Vinyl Junkyard special of The Little Lighthouse in a row. In these special episodes I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store.

Midnight Records is a label ran in the 80s by their boss J.D. Martignon over in New York City. Even today, there is a records store under the same name, just a few blocks down from where the old headquarters were. Midnight Records released a good number of 45s and LPs in the late 80s and some of the most interesting recordings on their label were compiled on an album called Hanging Out At The Midnight Records. This album is the main topic of today’s edition of Vinyl Junkyard and more, we spiced up the playlist with some of the other releases from the rich catalog of this label.

Midnight Records promoted a return to old basic rock’n’roll especially with releases by the greatest band that was on that label The Fuzztones.

Plan 9 – Gone;
The Mighty Mofos – I Need You;
The Cavemen – Labor Day;
The Woofing Cookies – Girl Next Door;
The Woofing Cookies – In The City;
The Wind – Good News Bad News;
Absolute Grey – No Man’s Land;
The Love Pushers – Radio Girl;
The Tryfles – No;
The Tryfles – Your Lies;
Frosted Flaykes – Waste Your Time;
Plasticland – Flower Scene;
The Vipers – Never Alone;
The Cheepskates – About You;
The Kingsnakes – So Good;
The Backbones – The Rain Won’t Stop;
Howard And Tim’s Paid Vacation – That Won’t Make You Leave Me;
The Mighty Mofos – Stranded;
The Outta Place – We’re Outta Place;
The Fuzztones – The Witch;
The Fuzztones – Bad News Travels Fast.

Flashlite #364: Vinyl Junkyard 16

The Best of Bomp vol 1It’s time for another Vinyl Junkyard special of The Little Lighthouse. In such special episodes I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store.

Bomp! An independent LA record label that operated since 1974. In first several years of their existence, they put out 45s with power pop and garage sounds. It was founded by Greg Shaw, who passed away in 2004. They also had some compilation records with the music from their label and today we will listen to two of those records, one called Waves Vol1 from 1979 and other one called The Best of Bomp Vol 1, from 1978. Neither of those records ever saw volume two. Bomp Records had a mission to bring the true simple values of the sixties rock into the seventies, which they felt were getting lost in the commercial pop market. Their influence on underground rock and how to run the business of underground rock will always be remembered.

Paul Collins – Walking Out On Love;
The Marshalls – You Don’t Care;
JJ 180 – ARL7;
The Invaders – She’s The Boss;
Tommy Rock – Dancing The Night Away;
20 20 – Drive;
The Human Switchboard – You’re Much Madder Than Me;
The Flashcubes – Christi Girl;
20 20 – Giving It All;
The Flamin’ Groovies – Him Or Me;
The Poppees – If She Cries;
The Wackers – Captain Nemo;
The Choir – I’d Rather You Leave Me;
Venus And The Razorbades – Punk-A-Rama;
Iggy And The Stooges – I Got A Right;
Snatch – I R T;
The Weridos – A Life Of Crime;
Will Alexander – Kerouac;
Shoes – Tomorrow Night;
The Zeros – Wimp;
DMZ – Busy Man.

Flashlite #356: Vinyl Junkyard 15

Golden DozenVinyl Junkyard instalment #15 is here! In special episodes like this one I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. Today’s pick are two volumes of Jin Records compilations of Swamp Pop hits Golden Dozen that came out some time in the 70s. Jin Records was a home to some great Swamp Pop hits, Opelousas Sostan by Rufus Jangneaux most notably. Swamp Pop was a special brand of Louisiana rock music that was probably the main genre in that state locally and it rarely got out. The music was a blend of rock’n’roll and cajun melancholy. We will go through twenty two of the 24 tunes on these two albums and we will provide some dry info on most of the bands that found their place on these records.

John Fred And The Playboys – Judy In Disguise;
Bobby Charles – Everyone Knows;
The Boogie Kings – Tell It Like It Is;
Johnnie Allan – Talk To Me;
Clint West – Our Love;
Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You;
Rufus – Opelousas Sostan;
Dale And Grace – Stop And Think It Over;
Tommy McLain – Sweet Dreams;
Rod Bernard – Congratulations To You;
Clint West And The Boogie Kings – Try Me;
Rod Bernard – Loneliness;
Bobby Charles – I Hope;
Cookie And The Cupcakes – Mathilda;
Bobby Charles – One More Glass Of Wine;
Cookie And The Cupcakes – Got You On My Mind;
Dale And Grace – I’m Leaving It Up To You;
The Uniques – You Don’t Miss Your Water;
Shelton Dunaway with Cookie And The Cupcakes – Betty And Dupree;
Jerry Jackson with The Boogie Kings – I Can’t Stop Loving You;
The Uniques – Not Too Long Ago;
Charles Mann – Red Red Wine

Flashlite #355: Vinyl Junkyard 14

Hope and AnchorIt’s time for another Vinyl Junkyard special of The Little Lighthouse. In such special episodes I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. Today’s pick is a live compilation album London R And B Sessions at Hope And Anchor. Hope and Anchor was an important live venue in London that promoted pub rock and punk bands in the late 70s. There was a well known live compilation that promoted punk rock in 1977, but there is also a lesser known album from 1980 that promoted rhythm and blues sound and featured excellent pub rock bands from that era. This lesser known album is the topic of today’s special. Kick back and enjoy cuts from this album, mixed in with some studio recordings and some info that I found about this interesting rock scene.

Hope And Anchor House Band – Just A Little Bit;
Lew Lewis Reformer – Shake And Finger Pop;
Lew Lewis – Lucky Seven;
Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders – The Whammy;
Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders – Blazing Fountains;
The Untouchables – I Can’t Be Satisfied;
The Bogey Boys – You Can’t Catch Me;
The Cannibals – Just For Fun;
The Pirates – Tear It Up;
The Pirates – Drinkin’ Wine Spo Dee O Dee;
Red Beans and Rice – Pucker Up Buttercup;
The Little Roosters – Disease;
The Little Roosters – Roostering With Intent;
The Blues Band – Death Letter;
The Blues Band – Diddy Wah Diddy;
The Bishops – Too Much Too Soon;
The Bishops – Taste And Try;
The Pirates – All In It Together.

Flashlite #340: Vinyl Junkyard 13

GutterballThis is another one of our Vinyl Junkyard editions at the Little Lighthouse. In Vinyl Junkyard specials I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. This time we have two more albums from the nineties. Nineties were a time where LPs were being phased out on the market in favor of CDs. Still, some important record also saw vinyl versions. Today we have the first album for Gutterball and The Fall-Outs compilation album Here I Come and other Hits. Gutterball was a supergroup consisting of Steve Wynn (ex Dream Syndicate), Bryan Harvey and Johnny Hott (from House of Freaks), Stephen McCarthy (Long Ryders) and Bob Rupe (Silos). It was formed at the moment where Wynn’s solo career was not performing so well, House of Freaks were critically acclaimed, but also failed to chart in the post Nirvana era. Long Ryders and Silos broke apart, so the quintet went into the recording studio over in Richmond with a lot of good songs and great new-found energy. The resulting album was astonishing. Fall-Outs had a string of perfect singles in the late 80s and Estrus Records put them all together in ’93 on a great compilation record.

Gutterball – Top of The Bill;
Gutterball – Trial Separation Blues;
Gutterball – Lester Young;
Gutterball – Motorcycle Boy;
Gutterball – One By One;
Gutterball – When You Make Up Your Mind;
Gutterball – Think It Over
Gutterball – Preacher And The Prostitute;
The Fall-Outs – Here I Come;
The Fall-Outs – Brothers;
The Fall-Outs – Like Me;
The Fall-Outs – I’m Going Home;
The Fall-Outs – Greed;
The Fall-Outs – Dug My Grave;
The Fall-Outs – Another Fad;
The Fall-Outs – She’s Out There;
The Fall-Outs – Bury My Body;
The Fall-Outs – Made My Bed Gonna Lie In It;
The Fall-Outs – Brainiac;
The Fall-Outs – Scarecrow;
The Fall-Outs – Our Company;
The Fall-Outs – You Just Can’t Win.

Flashlite #339: Vinyl Junkyard 12

Mouthful of ViolenceThis is one a Vinyl Junkyard edition of our show. In Vinyl Junkyard specials I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. Usually the stuff comes from The Blue Arrow Records in Cleveland. This time we have two albums from the nineties. Nineties were a time where LPs were being phased out on the market in favor of CDs. Still, some important record also saw vinyl versions and today we bring you Mouthful of Violence by Big Trouble House and Moontime by Anastasia Screamed. These are not just some random albums from the era, but also some of my favorite records ever. It’s a real pleasure to introduce them to you, since the bands and the records went fairly unnoticed at the time and are often missed by the critics too. Big Trouble House are from Minneapolis, lead by the guitar player Phil Harder. After the band failed to leave much mark on the scene, he moved on into making music videos. Anastasia Screamed were from Boston. They were lead by Chick Graning. This band also failed to make much fuss on the scene, so he formed Scarce which became almost famous with their single All Sideways, but Graning suffered from an aneurysm and had a bad case of amnesia. Scarce reformed recently.

Big Trouble House – Union Feed Grain Mill
Big Trouble House – Mouthful of Violence
Big Trouble House – Cut Him Down;
Big Trouble House – Gal In Black;
Big Trouble House – President Nixon’s Grandpa;
Big Trouble House – Let’s Go To Hell;
Big Trouble House – Push;
Big Trouble House – Black River;
Big Trouble House – Valley of Rin Tin Tin;
Anastasia Screamed – Out Of The Light;
Anastasia Screamed – Stand By;
Anastasia Screamed – One Deep Breath;
Anastasia Screamed – She Must;
Anastasia Screamed – Dead In The Grass;
Anastasia Screamed – 15 Seconds of 5 Days;
Anastasia Screamed – Tricked Into Feel;
Scarce – All Sideways.

Flashlite #317 and #318: Vinyl Junkyard 11

Stiff RecordsToday’s show is another one of our vinyl junkyard editions. Just to remind you, in vinyl junkyard specials I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. Usually the stuff comes from The Blue Arrow Records in Cleveland. Two records that inspired today’s and next week’s show are A Bunch of Stiff Records and Stiffs Live – two LPs put together by the legendary Stiff Records label back in the late 70s. We will hear almost all tracks from these two LPs. In addition to that, we will hear some 45s that came out on that legendary label. Actually, they were much better known for their 45s, but they early singles are notoriously difficult to come by in original editions and they definitely are not dirt cheap. But the LPs are easier to find and just as exciting. A lot of the stuff from Stiff records has come out on CDs by now, but listening to the original vinyl has its charm. Check out some Stiff music!

Nick Lowe – So It Goes;
Nick Lowe – I Love My Label;
Nick Lowe’s Last Chicken In The Shop – I Knew The Bride;
Nick Lowe’s Last Chicken In The Shop – Let’s Eat;
Wreckless Eric – (I’d Go The) Whole Wide World;
Wreckless Eric and The New Rockets – Semaphore Signals;
Wreckless Eric and The New Rockets – Reconnez Cherie;
Moțrhead РLeaving Here;
Moțrhead РWhite Line Fever;
Elvis Costello – Less Than Zero;
Elvis Costello and the Attactions – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself;
Elvis Costello and the Attactions – Miracle Man;
Elvis Costello – Alison;
Elvis Costello – Welcome To The Working Week;
Elvis Costello – Radio Sweetheart;
Graham Parker – Back To Schooldays;
Graham Parker – Maneuvers;
Graham Parker – Paralyzed;
Stones Masonry – Jump For Joy;
The Pink Fairies – Between The Lines;
The Pink Fairies – Spoiling For A Fight.

Nick Lowe – Heart of the City;
Dave Edmunds – Jo Jo Gunne;
Damned – New Rose;
Damned – Help;
Tyla Gang – Styrofoam;
Tyla Gang – Texas Chainsaw Massacre Boogie;
Tyla Gang – The Young Lords;
Richard Hell And The Voidods – (I Could Live With You In) Another World;
Richard Hell And The Voidods – You Gotta Lose;
The Takeaways – Food;
Larry Wallis’ Psychedelic Rowdies – Police Car;
Larry Wallis – Police Car;
Larry Wallis – On Parole;
Lew Lewis – Boogie on the Street;
Lew Lewis – Caravan Man;
Ian Dury – Razzle In My Pocket;
All Stiffs Live – Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll and Chaos.

Flashlite #282 – Vinyl Junkyard 10

Byrds - Time BetweenToday’s show is a part of our Vinyl Junkyard serial in which we dedicate time to one LP that I’ve found dirt cheap collecting dust in some bargain bin box. The one we grabbed today is a tribute to the Byrds, called Time Between. It came out on Communion records in 1989 and it collected the cream of the crop when it comes to the alternative rock scene of the day, covering Byrds exclusively the songs written by the main original Byrds: McGuinn, Clark, Crosby and Hillman. In my mind, the highlight of the record is Thin White Rope’s version of Everybody Has Been Burned, but nearly every song marks more than a decent attempt at revising the old Byrds sound. This LP, together with the Husker Du single covering Eight Miles High did a great job of turning the younger audience to Byrds. And I was one of them.

Hukser Du – Eight Miles High;
Byrds – Eight Miles High;
The Moffs – Eight Miles High;
The Mock Turtles – Time Between/Why;
Byrds – Time Between;
Byrds – Why;
The Cateran – She Don’t Care About Time;
Byrds – She Don’t Care About Time;
Giant Sand – Change is Now;
Byrds – Change is Now;
Dinosaur Jr – I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better;
Byrds – I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better;
Thin White Rope – Everybody Has Been Burned;
Byrds – Everybody Has Been Burned;
The Barracudas – King Apahty III;
Byrds – King Apathy III;
Nigel and The Crosses – Wild Mountain Thyme;
Byrds – Wild Mountain Thyme.