My Booty: Tsch! You and your dirty minds. I refer, of course, to my swag from the Victoria Station WH Smiths 3 for £10 CD clearout. A mailing list sighs in relief.

Anyway, I’ve got nothing else to blog about.

What I got:
THE FALL – A Past Gone Mad: Bizarre track selection in places for this best-of 1990-2000. I suppose it’s only fair that it’s done by someone who likes the Fall’s meandering acid-housey nineties stuff, but no War? No Idiot Joy Showland? No Numb At The Lodge? No Glam Racket, for goodness’ sakes? And all seven bloody minutes of “The Birmingham School Of Business School”?? Still it was cheap, the defining quality of these six albums frankly. Does include the blistering “Free Range”, and “Behind The Counter”, which I lived for three long years, damn you.
DAVID SYLVIAN – Dead Bees On A Cake: Look, you never know when you’ll have to impress someone who likes David Sylvian. Actually I have a soft and small spot for “Secrets Of The Beehive”, so owning another Sylvian record didn’t seem too much of a stretch. The ‘most beautiful man in the world’ now looks curiously rugged.
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – The Peel Sessions: 16 tracks of fizzing synthesisers and ridiculous lyrics about technological angst. The second I saw it I knew I had to own it. Stupid but still vastly underrated band, and the sleevenotes promise a ‘metal’ version of “Genetic Engineering”. Speaking of metal…
MOTORHEAD – The Best Of: 2CDs of metal power. Politically suspect, but then so’s Eminem, and the rock here is in (many) places awesome. “Ace Of Spades”, “Bomber”, “Killed By Death”…..yes!
LED ZEPPELIN – Early Days: Tom buys a Led Zeppelin CD?? What is this shit? Well, my train was about to go and I had to get something to complete my second trio of CDs, hem hem, that’s my excuse. Actually, I’m 27 years old and it’s about time I stopped being too cool for Led Zep. I’ll surely change my tune when it turns out to be shit.
DAPHNE AND CELESTE – We Didn’t Say That!: Holy shit this is good – I take all my previous D&C doubts back, they’ve come up with a barnstorming party pop album which may well rank among the year’s best (it’s been a duff year, to be honest, but believe me this is cracking stuff anyway). They even get the ballad right!