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Ten reasons why record flippers are in league with Satan

Ten reasons why record flippers are in league with Satan

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RSD Record Store Day 2014

Traditions. We have a number of traditions in the UK, and many are wonderful. Afternoon tea. Cricket. Moaning about the weather. And there are those that are less wonderful. Queueing. Apologising to the person who has just bumped into you. X-Factor.

Add to that list the traditional post-Record Store Day look at eBay. There’s that Bowie picture disc and Abba coloured vinyl that the person in…

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The room at #OasisExhibition where you recreate the Definitely Maybe cover

The room at #OasisExhibition where you recreate the Definitely Maybe cover

Don’t Panic! The Secret To Investing On Record Store Day

Don’t Panic! The Secret To Investing On Record Store Day

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Record Store Day Chart to show how £100 invested has performed since 2012

Don’t Panic! Those “hot” new Record Store Day releases may not be as essential as you think….

As Record Store Day looms ominously like a looming, ominous thingy, and the first flurry of tents begin forming queues outside the nation’s record stores in the same way Eastern European Migrants do outside the UK in the imaginations of members of UKIP, it is perhaps a good time to look at the…

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New Oasis Exhibition: Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997

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Oasis Definitely Maybe cover Exhibition

On my way to Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993-1997, a new exhibition in Shoreditch, I attempted to picture what might be in store.

Oasis Chasing The SunMight the visitor enter somehow slowly walking down a hall, faster than a cannonball? Preserved carefully under a glass case, perhaps the visitor might examine the sight of one of the Gallagher brothers’ monobrows. Elsewhere, perhaps that famous Union Jack dress that Liam…

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The Worst Ten Records You Must Avoid This Record Store Day

The Worst Ten Records You Must Avoid This Record Store Day

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You know what it’s like. You’ve been camping overnight on the street outside Rough Trade East. You are sleep deprived. For the last hour you have been listening to a record dealer talk to a hipster as they swap tales of limited edition versions of obscure Nigerian goat flute…

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Walkman hooked up #oasis early demo #nowplaying - yup, I’d have signed them…

Walkman hooked up #oasis early demo #nowplaying - yup, I’d have signed them…

#nowplaying cassette replica of #oasis demo tape: I’m off to hook my Walkman to my stereo…

#nowplaying cassette replica of #oasis demo tape: I’m off to hook my Walkman to my stereo…

Ten Reasons Why People Who Sell Record Store Day Records On eBay May Not Be Evil, Mercenary Scumbags

Ten Reasons Why People Who Sell Record Store Day Records On eBay May Not Be Evil, Mercenary Scumbags

Record Store Day 2013 RSD

Life’s bad guys are pretty well defined. Tax collectors are pretty unpopular, as are traffic wardens and traffic policemen hiding behind hedges holding speed guns. But we all know these are not inherently evil people. It’s the job that is evil. The people who choose to do…

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Apr 7
Help Launch Zoe Howe’s New Book About Lee Brilleaux!

Lee Brilleaux was the charismatic singer of Dr Feelgood. An Alpha Male and hard drinking front man, backed by a tight band, including the bug-eyed mop-topped Wilko Johnson.

Help Launch Zoe Howe’s New Book About Lee Brilleaux!

Lee Brilleaux was the charismatic singer of Dr Feelgood. An Alpha Male and hard drinking front man, backed by a tight band, including the bug-eyed mop-topped Wilko Johnson.

Apr 4

Record Store Day Gets Metal

Record Store Day Gets Metal

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live-at-brixton-Mastodon

The Record Store Day 2014 Announcement has revealed some exciting releases this year for rock and metal fans.

Mastodon lead the pack with a vinyl and DVD release of “Live at Brixton”. Green Day has announced an album of demos and out takes available on LP and cassette.

On the re-release side, there’s Motörhead’s self titled debut album from 1977.

There’s also a terrific tribute to Slayer’s Jeff…

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Apr 1
Chrome Dreams – Rust Edition

Good news: Neil Young has announced a Record Store Day exclusive: a limited vinyl box-set re-release of his “Ditch Trilogy” of albums, plus Zuma.

Chrome Dreams – Rust Edition

Good news: Neil Young has announced a Record Store Day exclusive: a limited vinyl box-set re-release of his “Ditch Trilogy” of albums, plus Zuma.

just bought this #vinyl copy of Aztec Camera’s Knife. Bought it blind. Is it any good? #nowplaying #instavinyl #vinyligclub

just bought this #vinyl copy of Aztec Camera’s Knife. Bought it blind. Is it any good? #nowplaying #instavinyl #vinyligclub

The Best Records of 2014 So Far: Embrace – Refugees EP

A Tale of Two Bands… It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

The Best Records of 2014 So Far: Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado’s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun is a barking mad “dream” concept album - but a great one.

Now *this* was my best Record Fair haul to date. Dexys, Stones, Young, House and Dylan

Now *this* was my best Record Fair haul to date. Dexys, Stones, Young, House and Dylan