Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ginga Rale Band, Austria


Ginga Rale Band - Wir Bedauern... 1980 Reibo.

moved to UMR

Priority: 1

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds mighty interesting!
Those naughty dadaists: Pipi Furz = Pee Fart :-)

Cheers, Bas

esoterico said...

I had a hunch that this was the album you were going to write about. I read about it a while ago and saw it for sale (it was a swiss dealer, right?), thought about it but decided not to (a quick check on popsike showed a copy that went for $25 or so, back in 2009). Anyway, It's on my want list now.

Purple Peak Records said...

Yep - that's the one Bogdan. Hopefully you can secure one for $25 soon!

Interesting Bas!

Thanks for the comments guys.

Anonymous said...

Better find a copy soon. Now that you've sung its praises I'm sure the price will go through the roof :-)

Bas

esoterico said...

$25...Yeah..Sure!...After your excellent review, the price of this will go through the roof!!..I've sent all my record contacts in Austria on a hunt already!!

Purple Peak Records said...

Yep, 'tis true I'm afraid. An unfortunate consequence of the exposure of great albums!

dripdrip said...

Hey Tom,

Happy to hear you dug this one, and thanks for calling me out from the woods :-) I believe I'm indeed the originator of the hype here, as I remember sending a CDR copy of this album to a lady from Alaska who seems to be a close associate of your friend AC (at least she mentioned that she's in touch with a real big collector of obscure stuff, and it seems highly improbable there are two guys like that in such a remote land!).

Anyway, I echo all your sentiments, and I blame myself for spending all of my money while in Vienna *before* I saw the original LP in a shop. It was priced at about 40 EUR or so, but sadly I didn't even have that left, so I still don't own a copy myself apart from a CDR made by a friend from Moscow (he's more of a beat / psych collector btw, so I'm still hoping of wheedling it out of his possession, but you just made it highly unlikely with your glowing review LOL).

There's also a sad personal story related to their second one, "Information" - inspired by "Wir Bedauern...", I bought the follow-up on eBay for as much as 5 Euros only to have it arrived broken in three or four parts due to a postal mishandling! So, naturally, it's impossible to listen to, but at least I'm now a proud owner of the original cover of "Information".

Purple Peak Records said...

Hi DripDrip,

Yes, nice work on this one! Always glad to push forward your new discoveries if possible.

Oh man - what a bummer about Information! Though it does appear to be out of scope. If you hear it different (obviously not from THAT copy), please let me know!

Thanks again for the help!

- Tom

dripdrip said...

Tom,

I just realized that I didn't give my signature with a comment above, and I'm not sure you know me under this weird, Comus-inspired blogger screenname - so just in case, that's Lev from Gnosis posting :-)

Cheers,
Lev

Purple Peak Records said...

Haha - no, I knew it was you. I picked up on the Moscow reference and writing style :-)

I wasn't sure if you were going undercover or not. LOL.

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