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Lazy Day by Tinkerbell's Fairydust, yesterdayVARIOUSLY ANDY KERSHAW/MARK KERMODE-FRONTED genre-driven rifle through the nation’s Record Fairs, usually with some geographically relevant (ie available) pop person in tow; Pete Shelley in Manchester, that sort of thing. Title-busting conceit was that collectors would bring along their already-valued purchases for a quick spin, giving the listener tantalising hearings of rare pre-fame Marc Bolan waxings, Stones producer Glyn Johns doing unspeakable things to his charges’ compositions, and Sammy Davis Jnr singing the theme from Hawaii Five-O. Nowadays, of course, you can find all this stuff through Google in about five seconds.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Arthur Nibble

    August 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    But a previously unplayed ‘mint’ copy would lose value straight away once aired as, in collectors’ / valuers’ eyes, it would get downgraded to an ‘excellent condition’ disc at best.

  2. John

    August 25, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Now I REALLY want hear ‘Lazy Day’ by Tinkerbells (sic) Fairydust’. Oh my God they’re on Wikipedia. The B-side is ‘In My Magic Garden’ which I bet is even more groovy. Let me just find that frilly collared shirt and satin jacket …

  3. Arthur Nibble

    August 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    PS – That record in the picture’s a promo copy (not for sale to the public) as denoted by the ‘zebra crossing’ edging stripes which were used on Decca promo labels. I’ll get my coat!

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