The confession continues.
I’ve bought something else from RSD 2022, only this time I had to send off to a participating store in Chelmsford, Essex to get it.
There was no way any of the Scottish stores would still have had a copy of Covers by Associates within about thirty minutes of the doors opening. I actually didn’t fancy my chances of finding one on-line at an affordable price, fully believing they would all be in the hands of those whose only thought was to flip them via Discogs or Ebay.
There are five songs on Covers, so it’s basically a 12″ single, albeit played at 33 and a third RPM. The tracks are Love Hangover, Gloomy Sunday, Boys Keep Swinging, Eloise, and Kites. I’ve the first two already on vinyl, and indeed it could be argued (rightly) that Kites is by 39 Lyon Street and not Associates. But still, the opportunity to finally have a vinyl copy of the debut single was too good to pass on:-
mp3: Associates – Boys Keep Swinging
You can expect to in the region of £400 for a copy of the original 7″ single, released on Double Hip Records back in 1979. I don’t think the 12″ RDS release will reach even 10% of that figure in the years ahead. But an accumulation of value was not what at the front of my brain when I hit the on-line purchase button.