Wednesday brings a double whammy of promotional vinyl. Team KajaFax are always really keen to discover new items, and as vinyl goodies are every collector’s items of preference we think these are a pair of real crackers! Both of today’s pieces are test press items and curious in their own way. First of all, we have this really cool Japanese pressing of Too Shy, housed in a generic die cut sleeve and ink stamped with the usual handling and care instructions. The plain white label and hand written track information really makes the point that this is something that was never intended for the public ownership…. A nice thing to own.
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Finally, we move on to a similar UK test pressing for what was Limahl’s third solo single and international smash hit song ‘The Never Ending Story’.
This disc is not quite as ‘exotic’ – the yellow label holds details of the track held within as written by a previous owner in black biro. What makes this one interesting is the fact that it holds Limahl’s autograph, written in silver metallic pen. Of course, we have no way of knowing when it was signed or indeed if that signature is genuine or not!
Regardless of any of that, this remains a real collector’s piece for any fan of the band.
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Longstanding readers will be more than familiar with our series of articles detailing gigs of the past with our collection of concert ticket stubs. Team KajaFax have lots of them! If you want a quick refresher, search ‘ticket stub’ in the KajaFax search bar – alternatively, click HERE. Today’s item comes from 1983 and features the Kajagoogoo performance at the Southampton Gaumont on May 8th 1983.
It’s interesting to note the information printed on the reverse of the ticket. Unofficial recordings of these shows are absolutely impossible come by, with only two official recordings of the tour actually being in circulation – both nights at the Hammersmith Odeon were recorded and are commercially available. Do you have any of your own recordings, photos, or merchandise from that tour? If so, please get in touch! We would love to hear from you and maybe feature them on site – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. with your details and we will make your memories headline news.
The Rank Organisation sold the Gaumont theatre in 1986. It was redeveloped by the new owners and re-opened as The Mayflower in 1987 – the name it still uses to this day.
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In a recent article we presented a great piece of vintage official memorabilia with the US manufactured Kajagoogoo jigsaw puzzle. Not to be beaten on the merchandising front, (unofficial) team Limahl responded with this really cool Limahl puzzle! At 300 pieces, it’s not a whopper, but nevertheless still a lot of fun to complete. Here it is, completed (albeit with two missing pieces) and photographed.
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Do you have any quirky items of ‘goo merchandise in your collection? If so, we would love to hear from you! Email us on email@example.com. with all the details and a few photos and we will publish them on site.
Finally, and for a little bit of fun, we have something interactive.
Want to complete your very own Kajagoogoo jigsaw online? Click on the below ‘piece’ to begin!
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Great news for lovers of Kajagoogoo’s very own spaceman Nick Beggs, as new album Please Come Home is released and in stores from today.
We have had this on the KajaFax homepage for a while, which hopefully many of you will have noticed.
The album is a project headed by It Bites singer John Mitchell, and features Nik Kershaw, Go West’s Peter Cox, and Steve Hogarth from Marillion amongst others. The ‘Rocket Boy’ himself provides bass guitar on the album which in itself makes it an essential purchase.
The facebook page for the album is HERE.
A few years ago, KajaFax posted an article on unusual band merchandise, which featured such things as patches, pens, fridge magnets, bottle openers and the legendary Gimpy Dak offices giant paperclip! What we have now is something that until a few months ago, none of us here at team KajaFax knew existed.
Published in 1983 by Starmakers in the United States of America, we present this 550+ piece Kajagoogo jigsaw puzzle. Officially licensed by the Concert Publishing Company and in collaboration with Gimpy Dak Ltd, the puzzle features Kajagoogoo in late 1983 – ‘Big Apple’ era. Not ones to avoid a challenge, we have completed the puzzle which is all present and correct after over 30 years of storage.
In fact, the puzzle is in lovely condition and is a brilliant piece of band merchandise.
We think that there must be more of these things around, certainly from the White Feathers era, and needless to say if we find any we will share them with you.
If you yourself have anything like this, please let us know!
Tickets for one of Limahl’s first major gigs of 2015 go on sale tomorrow via online ticket agent AXS.
Our man will be performing at the Ericsson Globe (Stockholm Globe Arena) on the bill of the ‘Celebrate the 80s and 90s with the Hoff’ extravaganza. More information including details of the other acts included in the line-up can be found by visiting our dedicated tour page.
Tickets are available from Wednesday February 11th at 9:00AM CET, and can be purchased online from AXS via THIS LINK.
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Incredible as it seems, the first of Limahl’s Big Weekend live shows is almost upon us.
Our man will be on stage this coming Sunday, February 8th in Skegness, UK. For those of you with tickets – enjoy your weekend! If you don’t have plans to go to the gig, it’s never too late! Tickets can still be purchased by clicking on the below Big Weekends logo.
The only thing left to say is enjoy the show, and if you are lucky enough to be in the audience this Sunday, don’t forget to send us your photos and video clips!