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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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Ty Segall

What’s all the Fuzz About?

INDIE LABEL TROUBLE IN MIND CONFOUNDS RECORD NERDS WITH A MYSTERIOUS RELEASE By Maya Eslami Last fall, Chicago’s independent record label, Trouble In Mind received an anonymous email submission from a San Francisco band by th...
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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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The Smiths

Smiths Morrissey Convention

2013 Smiths/Morrissey Convention Sunday April 28th 6pm-2am. The 17th Annual Smiths/Morrissey Convention will take place at The Beautiful AVALON in HOLLYWOOD, Ca. ALL AGES-! Hosted by RICHARD BLADE, and featuring live music trib...
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Ray-Brown

Soular Energy: Better Than Ever!

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT By Michael Fremer The late Carl E. Jefferson’s Concord Records, (now owned by Concord Music Group, which owns Fantasy, Prestige, Riverside, Stax, Specialty,...
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Tenacious D

Tenacious D

This is the band that was blessed with the “greatest and best song in the world”, and lived to write a tribute unto it. So, it’s only fitting, that in celebration of the 12th anniversary of the earth shatterin...
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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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The Oracle ReAnimated

It Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune to Upgrade Your Turntable By David Thomson Getting the best out of my vinyl is my goal. The better my system gets, more information is revealed or, since my recent Oracle Delphi turntable...
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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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