Posted: Apr 2, 2008 9:13 am
Asked Toshio from Record Shop Base about a lead on any of this stuff while we were over there and he started cracking up! Had no idea the FTB stuff was so elusive & expensive. Had a feeling the Speed, Glue & Shinki albs would be few and far between (and didn't see a one). Did score a few nice reissues, though: Blues Creation, first Spiders rec, Friction EP, etc. Record stores in Japan are fucking nuts, 'specially if you like '70s Britpunk or any sorta powerpop. Same with UK psych/beat shit. Seriously the most exhaustive selection of British shit I've ever seen. Fucking two copies of the original Skip Bifferty LP in one store. (They were about $800 a pop.) Multiple copies of the first Neon Hearts 45 in another. And other Euro stuff: Sods LP in mint condition staring me in the face from its perch on the wall, Bastards 45 right next to it, etc. Real pricey, though.