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On this day in 1977….

….Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howlett’s band, Strontium 90 in Paris France. This is what Phil Sutcliffe in Sounds had to say about it…. Strontium 90 At The Gong Reunion… The most inappropriate set of the […]

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New Roger Waters Album Out June 2nd

Ex-pink Floyd main-man Roger Waters releases a brand new studio album ‘Is This The Life We Really Want’, details at this stage are vague but we thought you might like some warning as it’s out in just a couple of weeks. If you can’t wait until then, why not explore […]

Rare & Vintage Vinyl & CDs

What’s Your Favourite B-Side?

Pete Paphides recently penned a great article on the strange qualities of the ‘B-Side’, from throwaway ditty written in the time it took to perform the song to classic material that really should have been the A-Side no? – You can read the full article on the Vinyl Factory website […]

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 1970….

…..Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the protest single Ohio, written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, when unarmed college students were shot by the Ohio National Guard. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four […]