Rare & Vintage Vinyl & CDs

Dick’s Picks: Howard The Duck OST

Dick’s Picks: Fresh from immersing himself in some fine French Poetry Anthologies (see last week) our resident vinyl guru ‘Mr A’ is now chillaxing the old grey matter and settling down with the OST to legendary cinematic turkey (or should that be duck?) Howard the Duck……. Some background, Howard the Duck […]

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Status Quo ‘The Vinyl Singles 1984-89’ out August 4th

Out August 4th is ‘The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984-1989’ from the mighty Status Quo. This twelve-record collection continues with the eighties single releases, following on from May’s 1980-1984 set. It features five top ten hits including Rollin’ Home, The Wanderer and In The Army Now. If you’re looking for Status Quo vinyl, CDs, memorabilia […]

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Movie Stars to Pop Stars

Film stars as pop stars: 5 fans rated, 5 they slated From the BBC Website, written by Fraser McAlpine. Autobiographical rock and pop films are tricky beasts to get right. It’s hard to find an actor with the same talent and charisma as some of music’s most singular entertainers, and even […]

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On this day in 1986….

…..it was reported that RCA Records had dropped country artist John Denver from its roster after he released the single, ‘(Let Us begin) What Are We Making Weapons For’……why would they do that I hear you ask? Well, the new owner of RCA at that time was General Electric, one […]

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Quo’s Famed NEC show due for re release

From udiscovermusic.com Famed 1982 Status Quo Show For CD, LP Revival The celebrated show by Status Quo at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, which became one of the most talked-about gigs in their history, is to be released in its entirety for the first time. The new version will be out […]

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Ten Strange Excuses For Cancelling A Concert

From the BBC Website, written by Fraser McAlpine. With the kind of money involved in staging large concerts, and the potential disappointment to fans, cancelling a show is a decision no performer takes lightly. This week, Justin Bieber called off the remainder of the dates in his Purpose world tour, citing “unforeseen circumstances” […]

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How we made Ultravox’s Vienna

From the Guardian ‘We were extremely arrogant and a bit too prog rock. We wanted to sound like Elgar and Grieg’ Midge Ure, singer First and foremost, we weren’t trying to create a hit song, just an interesting piece of music. Ultravox had been dropped by their label, our management […]

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Chelsea Wolfe unveils new track, Vex

The incomparable Chelsea Wolfe has unveiled another new track, Vex, over at The Fader. “Every day, at dawn and dusk, a mysterious hum resounds in the deep sea for about an hour,” Wolfe told The Fader. “The source of this hum is unknown, but it may be a kind of […]

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Alice Cooper finds Warhol artwork

From the BBC Alice Cooper’s manager said the singer’s jaw dropped when told of the discovery US rock musician Alice Cooper has found a classic Andy Warhol artwork rolled up in storage after more than 40 years tucked away alongside tour equipment. The singer had forgotten about the work, entitled […]

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Could a new Guns ‘N’ Roses album be on the way?

Following the 30th anniversary of Appetite For Destruction, new music from Guns ‘N’ Roses could arrive in the future, according to guitarist Richard Fortus. “Everyone is excited about (recording a new album),” said Fortus during a recent interview. “There’s a really magical thing now with the band. It feels like […]