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Vintage Grooves

Before the birth of Vinyl Junkies there were (and still are) the “Shellaholics” By Kurt Nauck The fact that vinyl junkies and shellacoholics are mutually distinct populations certainly does not qualify as Record Col...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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Don Bolles’ Kooky Collection

BEAT ODDITY by Adam Papagan~ Do you know Don Bolles? He’s in The Germs and Fancy Space People and now he plays with Ariel Pink. He’s a sound artist, too, and contributed heavily to the psychedelic public access show The Thr...
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The Bird Group Era 1950-1962

What A Great Era It Was! by Eddie Estrada t inspired the black vocal groups to no end: groups like the early Robins, Orioles, Larks, Ravens and Flamingos, to mention a few. Almost any bird you can think of had a group named aft...
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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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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 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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Musical Gift Ideas for Collectors

TURN UP THE RADIO Tis the season! We don’t even have to think about which wall calendar to score each year, it’s always John Tefteller’s Blues Images Blues Calendar. As added incentive, the 2015 version includes an amazin...
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My Name Is Dave, I Collect Vinyl Records, and I Have a Problem

My record collection and I got priced out of my apartment. Reprinted with permission from The Stranger in Seattle By Dave Segal I recently had to move to a smaller apartment because of our great city’s rising rents. Maybe you...
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