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The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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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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Cult of Personality

COLLECTING NOVELTY, CELEBRITY AND OUTSIDER MUSIC by Adam Papagan~ ow would you classify an album of dogs barking Beatles songs? Do Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek inspired albums belong in Pop Vocal, or is it more complicated than ...
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Shell Shocked

Howard Kaylan Of The Turtles, Flo and Eddie and The Mothers of Invention, Shares Memories Of A Storied Life In Rock Music In His New Autobiography By Harvey Kubernik n his just published memoir, Shell Shocked: My Life with the ...
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The Afflicted Man

The Steve Hall Story by Lance Baresi  don’t recall how I first learned of Afflicted Man, but I do know that the instant I heard the music, I was infatuated. I immediately tracked down all the Afflicted Man records and procee...
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The Time Machines

The Antique Phonograph Society celebrates the dawn of recording history at their annual show and sale in Buena Park Readers of this publication are well aware that aficionados of recorded sound may seek out LPs, 45-rpm, and/or ...
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Buffalo Bill Speaks!

Recordings of William Cody, Knute Rockne and Miss Hattie Nevada (who?) are just a few examples from the world of vintage Personality records By Kurt Nauck Last month we looked at the world of Classical and Operatic 78rpm record...
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Beatles vs. Beattles

Beatles vs. Beattles Mystery Solved?

This existence of these tapes had not been verified since late 1964. By Mike Vague A recent discovery sheds a new theory about the infamous VJ 498 misspelling! A long-lost Beatles master tape provides strong evidence about how ...
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Bob Dylan

THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE By Harvey Kubernik~ The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 is being released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. It’s a six-disc definitive chronicle of Dylan’s 1967 sessions ...
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