Thanks to Mick O’Dowd for suggesting this thread.
Phil Thornton….Technodelic by YMO !
Steve Thorpe…..Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield – listened to it at various mates houses but never owned a copy.
Gary Kinch…..I bought Fog on the Tyne on cassette in 72 but lost it later that decade: Sittin’ in a sleazy snack-bar, Suckin’, sickly sausage rolls, Slippin’ down slowly, slippin’ down sideways
Think I’ll sign off the dole.
Jim Breeds…..Thin Lizzy – Roisin Dubh (Black Rose). Their live album. Lost or stolen (in my 1980s London flat sharing days), don’t know which. Just know it wasn’t there when I looked for it one day.
Andre Martin….The Apollo Theatre – NYC – 1962 Live Concert – all those great acts from this iconic Harlem Theatre. All I can remember it was on Atlantic Records.
Will Cornell….A 3 LP best of Sam Cooke that was only avail on TV. I had it and lost it when I left my LPs in care of a couple who lived in the town my college was in during summer break. I came back for Fall semester, didn’t notice it gone until they had moved away. They left their copy of Rubber Soul in my collection, netting me 2 . You can always buy Rubber Soul. That Cooke set was limited and gone forever. The decent CD comp I have is close but not the same………
Patrick Lewis……The Rock Machine Turns You On. A CBS sampler from 1968 which contained lots of great tracks from their so called ‘underground’ stable of artists such as Moby Grape, Spirit, The Electric Flag, Roy Harper, The Zombies etc. Bought in it in 1968 but seem to have lost it somewhere along the way. I believe a copy in good condition is very collectable.
Glenn Piper…..My entire LP collection that an ex kept when we parted ways many years ago.
Chris Meachen…..I too lost a whole load of LP’s which ‘disappeared’ from an ex’s.. the only one I remember was the Doobie Brother’s “What were once vices are now habits”, but much of the missing lot was my favourite music at the time..
Mick Mepham…..Waheyyyy Patrick Lewis I have that one somewhere. My lost one would be Elvis for Everybody which the tenant/landlady of my second ever flat nicked, nay, stole from me ….
Chris Pook…..I wish I had bought a copy of Supercharge’s album with the track ‘She Moved The Dishes First’. Mick played it once to us in the 70’s nd I still laugh about it today.
Mick Knights…..’The Year of the great leap sideways’ by the Occasional word, it was on John Peel’s Dandelion label, it consisted of music and monologues, I lent it out about thirty five years ago, I forget to whom, I did make a cassette recording of it, but that has also gone the way of most cassettes! I’d most probably be disappointed if I heard it again, so best to live on memories!!
John Wilde…..She moved the dishes first…..brilliant! Alice Coltrane Love devotion surrender.
Sarah Harvey….”Reflections On A life” by “Blonde On Blonde” …always listening to it at a friend’s house but never owned it.
Ralph Town….The Ltd version of T-Rex “Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow or a Creamed Cage in August” Thats the full title folks 🙂
Mick O’Dowd…..Local Lads Made Good by Supercharge with the classic track “She Moved The Dishes First”. I’ve got a cd copy of The Rock Machine Turns You On album but it’s a compilation with The Rock Machine Loves You which was the second in the series and doesn’t contain some of the best tracks on the first. I think that Atlantic album you talking about Andre was the same one I had and featured Drifters, Ben E King and several other worthies.
Alan Esdaile…..Great thread Mick. A number of records have gone over the years. I remember someone borrowing and not getting back San Francisco Nights by Eric Burdon & The Animals, never to be replaced. A signed album from Kevin Coyne which was a German pressing only, unable to find anywhere since.
Terry Huggins…..Iron Butterfly Live. Girlfriend sat on it.
John Storer.…The first Third World War album. Gave it away to Hastings hospital radio, along with a lot of other albums when I moved to Manchester. Have replaced them all (even “Reflections On A Life” by Blonde on Blonde, Sarah … and it still sounds great) but the Third World War album has never been released on CD in the UK. Can be bought on import, but at silly prices. Eric Cawthraw introduced me to the band and he was right … the very first punk album, five years ahead of its time! Pretty damn sure he still has it.
Alan Pepper…..In 1971 I chose to buy Reggae Chartbusters with my 2 pounds instead of What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye as it was a bit dearer and to this day regretted that ! The de luxe CD box set will have to do but there’s no substitute for the real thing.
Will Cornell…..A possible related thread comes to mind when I read about Alan’s San Francisco Nights by EB and the Animals. Did you ever buy an album that had a defect, try to return it, but the store was out of that particular one and you were never able to exchange–or find another? Happened to me with “The Twain Shall Meet” by Eric and the Animals.The skipping occurs during the elec sitar break in “Monterey”. It was a cutout copy and finally settled on keeping it (for “Sky Pilot”) then years later a little CD boxset solved the problem.
John Wilde….The Mothers of Invention ‘Phase one of lumpy gravy’ Some great humour from Frank Zappa and the Mothers.
Yvonne Cleland…..I always wanted a copy of Catch a Fire, with the zippo lighter cover!