For better or worse, the ‘90s will be remembered for a lot of iconic moments, but mostly it will be for the music. There was the rise of Brit Pop and the battle between Oasis and Blur, Nirvana bringing grunge to the mainstream and influencing an entire generation to wear a plaid shirt, the Spice Girls taking over the world, and Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s performance at the Brit Awards.
While music was more popular than virtually any other decade, vinyl was on the decline. CD was the chosen format, rendering cassettes obsolete, and causing vinyl sales to dwindle. Record companies began pressing less and stores rarely stocked anything other than the biggest selling titles. Now, many of the albums of the time are considered collector’s items and sell for premium prices.
We don’t always see that many collections of ‘90s vinyl here, but when we do, you can almost guarantee them to be of a high quality both in condition and content. Below are a few highlights we have in stock, and be sure to keep an eye on our latest arrivals
Black Flag – My War: Rare 1990 US 9-track vinyl LP with picture sleeve, pressed on limited edition translucent blue vinyl. Second album from the iconic Californian hardcore punk band originally released in 1983, which includes Beat My Head Against The Wall, Nothing Left Inside and the incredible title track. The sleeve on this copy does have some wear from storage, largely to the back of the sleeve, but it is in excellent condition and the vinyl itself is superb. This is the first copyof this hard to find ’90s pressing we have seen, and likely to be the only one we will. Essential for any serious punk collector
Massive Attack – Mezzanine: 1998 UK limited edition 11-track double LP pressed on heavyweight vinyl, one of the biggest records of the nineties & deservedly so, including the singles Angel, Risingson & Inertia Creeps, picture sleeve with illustrated inners. Confirming this to be a first press, the matrices in the dead wax read: WBRLPA-1-1-1/B-1-1-1/ C-1-1-D-1-1-1. The sleeve still has its vintage price sticker, shows little of its age & is still in its opened shrinkwrap, whislt bothvinyl discs are Excellent with just light evidence of play
Tricky – Maxinquaye: 1995 UK 12-track vinyl LP – an incredible debut album of skewed beats and twisted samples overlaid with Tricky and Martine’s unique whispered vocals, includesOvercome & Ponderosa, gatefold picture sleeve with picture inner.The sleeve shows just some light corner wear, the vinyl is Excellent with minimal signs of play only
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