Re: Picture sleeves.
Got bored the other day, so I went around charity shops where they often have 7" singles in boxes. Not a collector of albums, though they also had those too.
Here are some of my favorites.
Linking the others, because they're too big. :P
For some reason, I just love the picture on some record sleeves, even if I don't know what the song is. However, I only buy them if they're in mint condition.
There's just so many rare records, one can hardly keep up. My mate knows this guy who collects all these records that he reads up on...
Being a huge Liverpool music fan, I love The Wild Swans, formed by Paul Simpson after he left The Teardrop Explodes. Care also included Ian Broudie of Original Mirrors.
I wasn't too keen on some of the stuff by The Lightning Seeds. Care was a band that did a few records in the early '80s...
Re: The Cars
Well I'm not a chick, but I loved their huge hit, Drive, sung by the late Benjamin Orr. The video suited its lyrics. I also really like that video because you see models of the band with Orr on bass.
Another band from Australia I'm quite into. They had a hit in the UK called "That's When I Think Of You" but had more impact at home. Great, very underrated band. I also love Icehouse / Flowers. They played the same sort of melodic music as 1927 did. :grinthumb
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Universal Radio (1974)
Scented Gardens for the Blind (1975)
Running Free (1977)
O Zambezi (1978)
Power Play (1979)
Body and the Beat (1984)
Dreams of Ordinary Men (1986)
Bondi Road (1989)
Sunshine to Rain (2006)...