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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

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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

Wilko Johnson Signing for his LP with Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home

Wilko Johnson Signing for his LP with Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home

Wilko Johnson at Fives Records, Leigh on Sea yesterday

Wilko Johnson at Fives Records, Leigh on Sea yesterday

Fourteen months have passed since Wilko Johnson’s public announcement of his diagnosis of terminal cancer of the pancreas. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist and current National Treasure expected the cancer would claim him in October last year, but he’s nothing if not a fighter. Even though it has been over a year since he performed a series…

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#Wilko Johnson signed his new #vinyl LP at Fives Records in Leigh on Sea today #Chess Records #instavinyl #nowplaying #vinyligclub

#Wilko Johnson signed his new #vinyl LP at Fives Records in Leigh on Sea today #Chess Records #instavinyl #nowplaying #vinyligclub

Just met Wilko Johnson at Fives Records, Leigh on Sea today signing copies of new LP with Roger Daltrey Going Back Home

Just met Wilko Johnson at Fives Records, Leigh on Sea today signing copies of new LP with Roger Daltrey Going Back Home