Staff Picks: All Time Top Vinyl & What I’m Listening To This Week

To give you, our customers, the chance to get to know the team behind, we like to let show you what we are about and what we have been listening to lately. This week is a member of our stock addtion team, Mike.

What are your top five albums of all time?   

Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
The Beatles – Revolver
White Noise – An Electric Storm
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Osorezan
Pentangle – Basket Of Light

No matter how embarrassing, what was the first piece of music you bought?

Geoff Love Star Wars And Other Space Themes, I think I got it from Woolworths at the end of the seventies and it became a mainstay on the turntable for the next ten years. Worth listening for the funky version of the Dr. Who theme tune. It’s still on my shelf

What have you been listening to this week?

Brian Eno, Soft Machine, Kiyoshi Yamaya, Tapper Zukie, Pedro Santos amongst the sounds of my kids fighting each other and watching their tablets.

What album would you recommend customers check out if they haven’t heard it before?

Bullet -The Hanged Man A slice of the best seventies action funk, charity & boot fair gold!


What are the top five gigs you have attended?

Beastie Boys Chiba Summer Sonic 2004 – I got in for free by blagging a wristband and enjoyed sitting in a baseball stadium in baking heat with some beers.

Madness Madstock 1992 – My first big gig, spoiled by Morrisey not turning up, but improved by Jimmy Cliff making a surprise appearance.

Ozric Tentacles Glastonbury 1993 – A fantastic gig at the height of Crusty, ‘out of my tree, Glastonbury ’93!’

Motorhead Chiba Summer Sonic 2007 – I missed most of the gig trying to get a ticket from somewhere, however I got in just in time to see Ace Of Spades

Totoise London 1998 – A great atmospheric concert in a converted church. I chilled out in the pews so much I fell asleep.

If you could take home one item we have in stock today, what would it be and why?

Beatles Butcher sleeve of Yesterday And Today, because it is so fantastically misjudged (and it’s expensive)

Finally, does music really sound better on vinyl?

Yes, but make sure you’re playing something good to start with, otherwise you’re sunk from the start.… the world’s best online store for rare, collectable and out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987

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