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What kind of man reads Record Collector News?

Many, many, and even more many thank you’s to Keith Richards as he boosted our exposure by posting the RCN picture on his officialkeef.com website. The timing suggests that this shot was taken on the Rolling Stone bus on the ...
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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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Lou Reed

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FRONTMAN DIES AT AGE 71 by Richie Unterberger ~ Lou Reed’s death from liver disease on October 27 was a shock to those of us who figured he’d be around forever, or at least that if anyone could come o...
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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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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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Good Rockin’ in the Desert

Check out this You Tube trailer for Bob Morritt’s new book about the history of early rock and roll out of Arizona.
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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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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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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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