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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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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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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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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The Penguins Earth Angel

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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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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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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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 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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