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Money

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 Seeds

Pushin’ Too Hard

RAGS TO RICHES IN THE NEW SEEDS DOCUMENTARY By Harvey Kubernik   Pushin’ Too Hard, a long form documentary about seminal garage band The Seeds, directed by Neil Norman and produced by Alec Palao for the Crescendo Production...
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San Diego

SPANISH FOR HEAVY PSYCH? by Lance Barresi~ Ever feel like bands that get tagged with the PSYCH descriptor just aren’t very psychedelic? Or heavy? Or any good at all? Well, have I got news for you! There’s a whole scene of H...
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Cleveland Folklore

Once thought lost, a lone recording of Cleveland, Ohio’s The Schwartz-Fox Blues Crusade, has now been found and released “As I grew to love the blues, I wanted to try to see if we could come up with something worthy...
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Brian Jones

He brought The Rolling Stones together, gave them their sound, gave them their mission, gave them their name and even gave Keith and Mick a place to live. It’s time to take another look at Brian Jones. By Harvey Kubernik Bria...
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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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Ray Peavy

In Rememberance  |  Ray Peavy – 1947-2015 By Mike Vague If you are reading this, or collect records in Southern California, you’re familiar with Ray Peavy, the “record-collecting detective.” He has been a familiar...
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Joe Ramsey

Saying goodbye to the founding member of Dread Zeppelin: a music lover, co-owner of Resistor Records and devoted family man by Sean Sprinkel It is not surprising that in times of loss we so often turn to song, both for comfort ...
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Tales of Vinyl from The Duke of Boyle Heights

MUSIC HISTORIAN GENE AGUILERA HAS BEEN CHAMPIONING THE MUSIC [AND BOXERS] OF EAST L.A. FOR OVER 40 YEARS by Harvey Kubernik Music historian, Gene Aguilera is an East Los Angeles native with a long and varied career working to c...
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