Charity Shop Buys [Aug 18th 2017]

27th Aug 2017
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I came back with a good selection of charity shop purchases a couple of weeks back (plus a couple of new). The haul included disco and indie music, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Strawberry Shortcake, pirates and glitter!


Music

“Bootsy? Player of the Year~ Bootsy’s Rubber Band (1978) – £1.00

The gatefold cover still contains the pair of pop-out star-shaped sunglasses.


Radio Active (Side 1)

  • Bootsy? (What’s the Name Of This Town)
  • May The Force Be With You
  • Very Yes
Monster Rock (Side 2)

  • Bootzilla
  • Hollywood Squares
  • Roto-Rooter
  • As In (I Love You)

Discotrax (1976) – £1.00

“The titles on this album were chosen with the help of club and discotheque DJ’s throughout the United Kingdom. The final selection represents some of the most popular music played in these clubs during 1975.”


Side 1

  1. Mike Post Coalition – Afternoon Of The Rhino
  2. Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light
  3. Rosalind Clark – Night Owl
  4. Bill Harris – Uptown Saturday Night Part 1
  5. Major Lance – Sweeter
  6. Lou Raglan – Since You Said You’d Be Mine
  7. Ashford & Simpson – Main Line
  8. Allen Toussaint – Soul Sister
  9. Loraine Ellison – Stay With Me
  10. Bill Harris – Uptown Saturday Night Part II
Side 2

  1. Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin
  2. Van Morrison – Jackie Wilson Said
  3. Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
  4. Ides Of March – Vehicle
  5. Jay Dee – Strange Funky Games & Things
  6. Graham Central Station – Can You Handle It
  7. Tower Of Power – What Is Hip?
  8. Meters – People Say
  9. Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band – The Joker
  10. Quincy Jones – Money Runner

Hot City Nights (1988) – £1.00


Side 1

  1. Queen – I Want To Break Free
  2. Heart – Alone
  3. INXS – New Sensation
  4. Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
  5. Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
  6. Robert Plant – Big Log
  7. Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
  8. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Side 2

  1. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  2. Billy Idol – Hot In The City (1988 Remix)
  3. Magnum – Start Talking Love
  4. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (U.S. Remix)
  5. Marillion – Lavender
  6. Pat Benatar – We Belong
  7. Big Country – Look Away
  8. Rush – Spirit Of Radio

Shine ~ Four (1996) – £1.00

I had a couple of these indie compilation albums back in the day (on cassette) and collect them up whenever I see them on CD. The first four albums were single CD’s, then they became double albums. There were eleven albums all together, released from 1995-98.


  • Cast – Sandstorm
  • Pulp – Mis-Shapes
  • Supergrass – Mansize Rooster
  • Menswear – Sleeping In
  • Shed Seven – Getting Better
  • Northern Uproar – From A Window
  • Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song
  • Skunk Anansie – Weak
  • Number One Cup – Divebomb
  • Marion – Time
  • Longpigs – Far
  • Blur – The Universal
  • Echobelly – Dark Therapy
  • Gene – For The Dead
  • Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
  • Radiohead – Just
  • Lightning Seeds – Lucky You
  • Cardigans – Carnival
  • Dubstar – Anywhere
  • Smokin’ Mojo Filters – Come Together
  • Oasis & Friends – Fade Away

Books

Favourite Fairy Tales from Grimm (1972) £1.50

The illustrations are by Benvenuti.


Toys

The My Little Pony pencil case and Hello Kitty purse were about 50p each. The teeny tiny jars of glitter and pirate not-Lego figures were from The Factory Shop. I couldn’t resist!


This Strawberry Shortcake doll came with three hat stands, four hats and four scarves, all for £1.50. They were all originally part of a playset called Fresh Fashion Boutique (2009), but that wasn’t in the shop.