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The Smiths

The Smiths and Morrissey

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COLLECTING By Raymond Elliot ~  The 1986 Smiths’ album, The Queen Is Dead is the “greatest album of all time,” according to the October 2013 issue of Britain’s NME magazine, in their list of The To...
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F report Card

Record Grading Gets an F

SUBJECTIVE GRADING OF USED LPs IS IN NEED OF A MAJOR REVISION by David Lancon All the records are in very good condition,” says the yard sale seller before telling me the price of the LPs. As I pull my possible purchases from...
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Burger Records

Succulent Sounds

BURGER RECORDS: STORE, LABEL, EVENT PROMOTER AND HOME OF THE COMPACT CASSETTE RESURGENCE By Michael Enzor These days, record stores abound in Southern California. In Orange County alone (according to these pages) there are at l...
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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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Leto Preamp

Zesto Audio

Congratulations to our friends George and Carolyn at Zesto Audio have received the “2013 Editors Choice Awards” in the March issue of The Absolute Sound for both the Leto Preamp and the Andros Phonostage!!!   Zes...
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Cardinal Fuzz

2013: The Year of Fuzz

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT by Lance Barresi ~ While everyone else was talking Miley Cyrus this year, we here at Permanent were talking fuzz! Not the peach stuff on your bratty nephew’...
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Oracle Turntable

Divine Revelation

THE ORACLE TURNTABLE UPGRADE By David Thomson ~ Last night, I heard an album that I’ve been listening to for years, for the very first time. Sure, I thought that I had heard it, but there it was, in all its finery, with all i...
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Johnny-Cash

Johnny Cash: Ten Years After

NEW MUSIC RELEASES, A DOCUMENTARY AND A BOOK BY MUSIC CRITIC ROBERT HILBURN EXAMINE THE MAN IN BLACK By Harvey Kubernik ~ Inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, winner of a Grammy Life...
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Morrissey

Morrissey: Singular Triumph

PORTRAIT OF THE SOLO ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN By Elizabeth Street ~ Upon the departure of guitarist Johnny Marr just weeks before the release of, Strangeways Here We Come, The Smiths called it a day at the height of their populari...
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