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Vinyl Records Pressed On X-Rays

No it’s not the latest release on Jack White’s Third Man label but the true story of how….”In 50s Soviet Union, western records such as Rock Around the Clock and Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy were banned. But intrepid music lovers found a way to defy the authorities by making bootleg pressings […]

Rare & Vintage Vinyl & CDs

8 Unusual Vinyl Record Novelties

Records made from plain old vinyl are so yesterday. What about records made from chocolate, ice, wood, or even human blood? These unique curiosities range from delightful to absurd, to poetically sombre. Breakbot’s Edible, Playable Chocolate Record Can’t consume a whole LP’s worth of chocolate? Here’s a more reasonably-sized chocolate […]

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How I taught my son to love vinyl records

Watching Almost Famous was the starting point of a renewed passion for Tony Myers, and a road to discovery for his son Recently I watched the film Almost Famous with my two teenage children, Ariella, 15, and Noah, 13. Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film includes one of the best scenes depicting […] News

Vinyl Record Collections

This article, where readers ‘show off’ their record collections, got us thinking at Eil Towers…mmm….we’d love to see some of your records, so if you’re feeling bold please share a snap (or two) by emailing and we’ll add them to our social media posts….here’s a picture of mine to […]

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The Smiths: 10 of the Best

From a landmark debut single to the epics of love and loss, here are 10 classic Smiths songs to warm you up for Morrissey’s forthcoming UK tour….. 1. Hand in Glove The Smiths’ first single was everything one might want a debut to be: an extraordinary statement of musical and […]