Tuesday, January 16, 2018

rare rave

Red Bull Music Academy piece on rare rave records that fetch a LOT nowadays

i have only one of these - can you guess which?








Altern 8 – Full On Mask Hysteria (Picture Disc)










including this 






14 comments:

in ate said...

I think u have, as a huge Foul Play fan, the Four Horsemen

droid said...

The Foul Play?

That Jack Smooth/Fast Floor is getting a proper repress. The reason its so rare is that they only ever did test pressings. Unfortunately, most of it is shit.

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

You got it - "Drowning in Her". There's a faint possibility I've forgotten that I own one of the others (the Adam F?) because there was a period when I was trawling this stuff up by the ton. This is back in the mid-Nineties when it was still reasonably cheap to find in Music and Video Exchange, or you'd see things in street market stall or junk shops or a non-rave conscious record store, where the owner had no idea it had any value to some one. i.e before internet pricing ruined that game forever. Indeed I still have wodges of bargain-bin 12's scooped up that have never been listened to. But yeah pretty certain 4 Horsemen is the only one I have. Now I'm wishing I'd bought other copies I came across in those days.

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

I suppose as quiz's go, that wasn't exactly a very hard one.

droid said...

Perhaps its time you donated that vinyl collection to a good cause? ;)

SIMON REYNOLDS said...

i fear most of it is actually shit! which doesn't mean that somebody wouldn't pay good money it of course

droid said...

I'll give you £2.65 (plus P+P).

droid said...

The fast floor reissue is here. Disappointing IMHO. A couple of good intelligent tracks, but some awful dross - and that price tag! https://www.mpsvinyl.co.uk/products/fast-floor-on-a-quest-for-intelligence-vinyl-lp

Tim 'Space Debris' said...

I'll top droid's offer by a pound.

Tim 'Space Debris' said...

You know what I find interesting is that there aren't hundreds of Nuggets/Pebbles style compilations of early 90s rave/'ardcore/darkside.

I mean I get that it's a 12" game but now that only the absurdly wealthy can play surely there's some kind of market for it. I thought Soul Jazz, Strut and the like would have been on to this 7 or 8 years ago.

droid said...

Having dipped my toes in the water a few years back Id say licensing & the personalities involved present a significant problem for this kind of thing. Thats why most reissues are single artists, small scale, and generally involve the artists themselves - or people who were very close to them

Pearsall said...

The Adam F was recently re-released, although the vinyl already sold out (digital is available, though):

https://deepjungle.bandcamp.com/album/dat-003-adam-f-rushin-pressure-limited-12-vinyl

It's kind of shit, though, tbh.

steevecross said...

@Tim, I don't think there's a market for those kind of compilations any more. Not a market that is worth the hassle of chasing down all the DJs/Producers from back in the day and get the licensing right etc. The diehard collector types want the originals and the young folx who are getting into this sound these days hardly go the physical release way any more.

steeve cross said...

@Tim: I don't think there is a market out there any more for those kind of compilations. Plus, as Droid wrote, the licensing and chasing down producers 25 years after they disappeared would be quite a hassle. The die-hard collectors go for the original pressings and the young peeps getting into this are not very keen on physical releases. There were some great compilations from back in the day which came out on CD (like the Hardleaders ones) which should be reissued.