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Watch George Michael and Morrissey discuss early ’80s popular culture

December 30, 2016 Cathryn Draper 0

Travel back to a more innocent time and enjoy this superb slice of nostalgia as a fresh-faced George Michael and a young Morrissey discuss the merits of Joy Division, Everything But The Girl and the film Breakdance on short-lived BBC 2 arts programme Eight Days A Week. They are joined by ‘veteran’ DJ Tony Blackburn. This programme was hosted by broadcaster and journalist Robin Denselow and produced by Trevor Dann, who in the mid-nineties became Head Of BBC Music Entertainment with overall responsibility for Radio One, Radio Two and Top Of The Pops. This particular programme was broadcast on 25 May 1984 […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Vinyl Collectors and Music Lovers – this week: Autographs, 2016 Promos & Rare CDs

November 24, 2016 Cathryn Draper 0

Our Christmas Store is open 24/7 It doesn’t get easier. It’s a tough call knowing what to buy for a mad keen collector but we’re here to help. Check out the categories in our Christmas Store today. You’ll find hundreds of ideas across all budgets here This week’s top 3 categories:- Rare CDs:– Find rare CD albums and CD singles for the discerning collector here Authentic Autographs: New Albums released in 2016:-   If you need any help finding the right item, pick up the phone and have a chat with Roy, Luke or Jason – call us on 01474 815 […]

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Top five record collector types – which one are you?

November 22, 2016 Tim Card 3

Time Out produced this article where they saw 5 distinct types of record collector…which one are you? 1. The dad Once upon a time Peter would hang out his bedroom window, smoking joints and blasting rare northern soul seven-inches. Now he’s got a beer belly and thinning hair and his beloved records are relegated to the loft. But his Thorens TD 160 Super turntable still takes up shelf space in the lounge, even though it hasn’t worked since the mid-’90s. He steadfastly refuses to get rid of this dusty relic of his youth and gets in a rage when his daughter […]

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On this day in 1982….

November 6, 2016 Tim Card 0

….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 UK and spend 43 weeks in the US Hot 100? Here’s what Marc Almond said about the song on the Official Chart website. Dan Lane/Official Charts Website There are only 123 million selling singles in the 60 years of the Official Singles Chart, and Soft Cell’s Tainted Love is part […]

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Art Vinyl Play & Display Frames – The Original Way To Display Your Favourite Vinyl Records

October 4, 2016 Cathryn Draper 2 is an official distributor for Art Vinyl Play & Display Frames: the original way to display your favourite music and vinyl record art.  The Play & Display Flip Frame was the first ever quick change solution for safely displaying record cover art. These unique Flip Frames, in black or white, can hold 99.99% of all LP’s of or 12″ singles and you can change your display or play your record whenever you wish to. All Play 7 Display Flip Frames now come with added UV Protection (to best protect your own autographed albums!). As enthusiasts and collectors you can […]

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Dick’s Picks: ‘Montana – A Dance Fantasy Inspired By Close Encounters’ Disco Vinyl LP

October 3, 2016 Tim Card 0

Dick’s Picks: With this week’s pick Dick has chosen this Sci-Fi inspired disco long player ‘A Dance Fantasy’ by Montana and thereby single-handedly managed to combine two of his greatest passions; Disco and Sci-Fi! You can find out more about this LP at but for now read on…. Montana / ‘A Dance Fantasy: Inspired By Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ What Is It? Firstly, if you could transport yourself back to 1978 you might well notice that Sci-Fi and Disco were King, with the pop charts awash with disco makeovers (Rod Stewart, Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow et al), Saturday Night Fever, […] News

Dick’s Picks: ‘Sexwitch’ Bat For Lashes & Toy collaborate on rare modern psych/folk/groover vinyl LP

September 19, 2016 Tim Card 0

Dick’s Picks: More witchcraft related shenanigans from our man Dick as he waxes lyrical about this top-slice of modern acid/folk/psych from Sexwitch…. Sexwitch – a bit rude isn’t it, what’s it all about? Firstly, let’s just say that while ‘doing a bit of google research’ into this LP on more than one occasion I came close to a) joining a witches coven b) sacrificing a goat c) casting not one but three spells – blimey, what might have happened if Dick had chosen Cliff’s ‘Devil Woman’….yikes! Released in 2015 the self-titled ‘Sexwitch’ long player is a collaboration between Brighton based […] News

Dick’s Picks: ‘Colossal Youth’ Classic Post-Punk LP By The Young Marble Giants

August 22, 2016 Tim Card 0

Dick’s Picks: This week Dick has decided to spread the word about this classic slice of British 1980s vintage post-punk from the Young Marble Giants….. Young Marble Giants – who, what, where, when? Formed in Wales in 1978 from the ashes of a previous band ‘True Wheel’ the Young Marble Giants were comprised of brothers Philip (bass) and Stuart Moxham (guitars/organ/rhythm box) and the hesitant, unadorned vocals of Alison Statton. An early incarnation of the band included Peter Joyce (a relative of the Moxham brothers), Joyce would prove pivotal in shaping the band’s sound; an electronics whizz-kid who constructed his own […] News

Dick’s Picks: The Firesign Theatre Surreal US Vinyl LP…….

August 8, 2016 Tim Card 3

Dick’s Picks: This week’s choice from our man Dick is this seldom seen slice of late ’60s surrealistic US comedy vinyl from the Firesign Theatre, to skip straight to the website info click here, or else read on… The Firesign Theatre – Who? The Firesign Theatre were/are an American comedy outfit comprising of Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Philip Proctor. After paying their dues as live radio performers in the early ‘60s they soon began performing live together and found their particular brand of wacky, goof-ball surrealistic humour was in tune with the late ’60s West Coast hippie […] News

Dick’s Picks: The Flying Medallions Rare British Punk Vinyl LP…’We Love Everybody & Everything’s Great’

August 2, 2016 Tim Card 0

Dick’s Picks: For this week’s pick our very own vinyl oracle would like to issue a parental advisory warning, so for those easily offended you’d better switch off now, for anyone else read on to get the full S.P. on this little known slice of UK underground skate punk by the wonderfully named ‘The Flying Medallions’ with their equally wonderfully titled sole LP ‘We Love Everybody And Everything’s Great’….. The Flying Medallions – who, what, why, where? Okay, firstly let’s just say that details for the band are a bit thin on the ground, but here’s what we’ve found… The band […]

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