The Purple Bottle

Friday, November 28, 2008

Five For Friday

Robyn Hitchcock - Bad Case Of History

The Who - Tommy

Various - Lysergic Diversions (

The Cops'n'Robbers - s/t (

The Floor - 1st Floor (
Have a groovy weekend (if there's anybody reading this - comments welcome!)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Five For Friday

The Soft Boys - Raw Cuts
Robyn Hitchcock - Spooked
Roky Erickson - I Think Of Demons
Los Vidrios Quebrados - Fictions
Various - Dive Into Yesterday:1968

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Seeds

As you may be aware, the title of this blog comes from The Seeds' publishing company, so it's only right that they should feature, if only in a small way. I discovered The Seeds when I was 15 and a local remainder record shop had copies of the debut LP, Future and the blues LP. I bought the debut and was hooked from then on. The Mehm Sahib and I were lucky enough to see Sky and his new Seeds on their UK debut at the Borderline a few years ago and the above poster comes from that tour. I'm posting it here because I think it's a fantastic piece of work, echoing and paying homage to the classic SF poster artists. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the artist but if you do, please let me know via the comments.

The Beach Bullies

The Beach Bullies were the brainchild of James A. Smith, aka The Great One, friend and sometime collaborator of Robyn Hitchcock. Along with vocalist Jill Fricke, he recorded just the one LP under the BB monicker, We Rule The Universe. As far as I know, it was also the last thing he released but it is an absolute lo-fi gem - witty, catchy songs with endearingly shambolic vocal harmonies and minimal instrumentation. For years I thought I had the only copy but it's now surfaced on the Blogosphere and you can judge for yourselves here:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Five For Friday

The Beatles - Please Please Me
Various - WannabeBeatles
The Talismen - The Talismen's Style
The Wheels - Road Blocked!
The Ro-D-Ys - Earnest Vocation
WannabeBeatles is a wonderful collection of early period Fabs covers from around the Globe, and it's available here:
If nothing else, it made me play the real thing straight after!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Five For Friday

The Koobas - Live 1966

Los Macs - Kaleidoscope Men

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Best Of

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes

The Clash - s/t (US version)

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Koobas Complete Singles

Aldo at Dive Into Yesterday has uploaded my collection of The Koobas Complete Singles plus 9 fabulous live cuts from the German TV show Beat Beat Beat, so here's the artwork for the booklet. Here's the link for the music: