Record Collecting News

100 albums to love… according to The Times

From The Times… Kendrick Lamar, Dusty Springfield, Nick Cave, Blondie: they’re all here, in Culture’s hot list of rock and pop classics… DARK SIDE Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan (1975) Dylan’s lyrical sophistication and music came together in his best album, a complex account of a relationship going wrong, […]

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An ode to the joy and madness of the B-side

Written by Pete Paphides For Vinyl Factory From Joni Mitchell and Fleetwood Mac to Oasis and Air, Pete Paphides enters the upside world of the pop B-side. First record? It’s the most standard of questions – one that any respondent, be they pop star or punter, can answer without hesitation. For almost […]

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On this day in 1982….

….Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100… So how did a cover of an obscure northern soul anthem by a Leeds based synth duo go on to sell over one million copies in the […]

Rare & Vintage Vinyl & CDs

Dick’s Picks: Magazzini Criminali Rare Italian Post Punk ‘Plunderphonics’ Vinyl LP

Dick’s Picks: Dick’s pick this week is the bizarro Italian post-punk curveball that is ‘Crollo Nervoso’ by Magazzini Criminali – their debut longplayer has been described as the ‘first to execute an album length work of explicit plunderphonics’……..plunder-what? Magazzini Criminali Forming in Florence Italy in 1972, this avant-garde theatre group would […]

Music News

On July 10th 1964….

….the Rolling Stones began a four week run at the top of the US singles charts with I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction), I couldn’t find a clip of them performing the song in the US in ’64 but did find this appearance on the Mike Douglas Show – incredibly this […]