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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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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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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Frank Sinatra-2-Frank Sinatra Enterprises

Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

CD & Digital Commemorative Edition Adds Two Bonus Tracks; Remastered Album Also Available on 180-gram Vinyl LP & Exclusive, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP By Harvey Kubernik Frank Sinatra’s acclaimed 1967 album with Br...
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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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World’s Rarest Beatles Record Discovered

After almost 50 years, a previously unknown “Hey Jude” surfaces by Gary Johnson From the end of 1968 through 1969, Capitol Records test marketed a line of 2-sided, 3.75″ flimsy flexible plastic records (genera...
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Afflicted Man Punk Rock

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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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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Leon Russel Carney

Reissues vs. Vintage Vinyl

A MODERN RECORD COLLECTOR PONDERS THE PROS AND CONS By Maya Eslami I bought my first record in 2004, when I was twenty years old: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, off Merge Records. I remember walking into ...
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