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How Buzzcocks Invented Indie (with help from the Sex Pistols, a Renault & the Quo)

January 13, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From the Guardian It’s 40 years since the Manchester band’s first release reshaped pop music. With no industry support, they pressed and sold the E.P. themselves, and kickstarted a revolution. In January 1977 a young punk band called Buzzcocks walked into the Manchester branch of Virgin with a box of singles they wanted to sell. They had set up a label called New Hormones and paid for the records themselves with an early form of crowdfunding – borrowing £500 from a couple of friends and the guitarist’s dad – and their only ambition was to sell enough of the 1,000 […]

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Get to know the eccentric personalities of David Bowie in London

January 12, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From Classic Driver A new exhibition in London is showing a collection of photographs of David Bowie shot by Brian Duffy, the star photographer who was instrumental in creating some of the late pop star’s most memorable alter egos… Starman Taking place at Proud Chelsea until 5 February, ‘Bowie by Duffy’ portrays the pop legend as captured by Brian Duffy, who was among the most popular and influential photographers of the 1960s and ’70s. Signed original prints from five photo shoots are displayed, and mix candid images with posed shots of the Starman, the latter of which were often carefully […]

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Tony Visconti on David Bowie: ‘We are fortunate to have lived in the same time as him’

January 11, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From The Guardian The musician and producer recalls ‘worst next day’ when he learned of David Bowie’s death – while on tour with his tribute band – and his pride in their work together. Music producer Tony Visconti has paid tribute to David Bowie on the first anniversary of the death of the “master of rock and roll reinvention”. In a personal post entitled The Worst Next Day, Bowie’s longtime collaborator described his grief, and recounted the moment at which he found out about the rock star’s death on 10 January 2016. “Looking back a year I realise I was […]

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U2 delay new album release after Trump win: ‘The world is a different place’

January 11, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From The Guardian Post-US election, the band are taking time to reconsider their already completed new LP, which they might alter in light of the result U2 has decided to delay their upcoming album after the surprise victory of Donald Trump, band members said in an interview, as they plan to reconsider certain songs in the wake of a Trump presidency. Speaking with Rolling Stone, guitarist the Edge said that the band was placing the album’s release on hold and taking some “breathing space” to consider what they wanted to say following Trump’s ascension to the White House. “We just […]

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Are You In The West Country With Vinyl, CDs Or Memorabilia To Sell?

January 11, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Our West Country Buying Office is open for business! Have you been told by other record dealers “it’s ‘too far to travel”? Do you want to sell your Vinyl Records but have been told you’ll have to wait until the next visit to the area which might be weeks away? Help is at hand! eil.com has a buyer now based in Devon in the South West which will cover a seriously neglected area of the country. Richard Austin will cover the ‘forgotten’ counties of Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in the same way that the rest of the country is […]

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Gilles Peterson donates part of his record collection to North London charity shops

January 10, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Courtesy of Vinyl Factory The Guardian‘s new Facebook Live series sees Kate Hutchinson interview high profile record collectors in their natural environment. The first one aired yesterday and featured Gilles Peterson at the Brownswood HQ . Next: Listen to Gilles Peterson’s vinyl mix of far-out Cuban records As well as talking through records by Dinosaur L, Terry Callier, The Roots, and Brownswood signee Daymé Arocena, the British DJ said that his new year’s resolution was to re-organise and consolidate his 50,000-title record collection. As part of the cleanse, he went on to reveal that he had recently given away hundreds of […]

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St Etienne Foxbase Alpha Vinyl Reissued

January 10, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

St Etienne release a 3 x Vinyl LP box set for their 1991 album Foxbase Alpha. The box includes an exclusive 1-sided 7″ of demo tracks, a picture book and trading cards. Out on the 17th January 2017.  Can’t wait til then?  Fill the gaps in your St Etienne collection here at eil.com

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Dick’s Picks: Shawn Phillips ‘Rumplestiltskin’s Resolve’ top-notch ’70s singer-songwriter folk/rock/jazz/funk vinyl LP

January 10, 2017 Tim Card 0

Dick’s Picks: An oft-overlooked slice of vintage U.S. singer-songwriterisms that takes a gentle stroll around folk, jazz, funk ‘n’ soul from the little-known Shawn Phillips….. SHAWN PHILLIPS Rumplestiltskin’s Resolve What is this strange beast we see before us? Is it a regular evening in round Rick Wakeman’s circa 1976? A Hawkwind after show meet ‘n’ greet? Or perhaps a still from that unreleased Ealing movie ‘Carry On Racial Stereotype’? Nope, it’s the tenth (yes, tenth!) long player from Shawn Phillips, a U.S. singer-songwriter and session player whose nimble way round a fretboard on both 12-string and sitar made him much […]

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The Best Album Artwork Goes On Display

January 9, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From London Live In a world of streaming – the cover art for albums, may be thought of as a thing of the past. Watch the video clip here But with vinyl sales reaching 25-year high in the last year,  according to the British Phonographic Industry, the image on the sleeve is as vital as ever. To celebrate the 12 inch artworks – a competition has been held to show the best covers of 2016 – and the winner… The Last of the Shadow Puppets with ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’. If you’d like to catch that display, it is […]

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