Category: recordcollector

Picked this up a few weeks ago and it’s old sc…

Picked this up a few weeks ago and it’s old school 1980s guitar pop—sort of Marshall Crenshaw meets XTC—but it was all recorded at home on a four-track so the sound is dense and mushy. Interesting stuff though. #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection #richardxheyman
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When I was a kid, my family spent two weeks dr…

When I was a kid, my family spent two weeks driving all over Europe one summer, and everywhere we went, this song was playing. A month or two after we came home to the States, it got released here and suddenly it became one of the most unlikely one-hit wonders of the Eighties. I recall feeling very cool because I already knew it.
#opus #liveislife #onehitwonder #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection
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Today’s the 38th anniversary of John Lennon’s …

Today’s the 38th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, so I’m posting this cool recent release—except it’s NOT a record. The post office issued Lennon stamps a few months ago and the sheet is designed to look like the back of a 45 sleeve. Clever, attractive design and a nice tribute on their part. RIP.
#johnlennon #thebeatles #beatles #lennon #stamps #usps #7inch #45rpm #design #designer #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection
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Maybe because you moan and groan so much. (Cl…

Maybe because you moan and groan so much.
(Classic album, though)
#thesmiths #morrissey #indie #alternative #newmusic #newwave #eighties #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection
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I post this album every year. With a cover lik…

I post this album every year. With a cover like that, how could I not?
#batman #superman #santa #wonderwoman #superheroes #comicbooks #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection
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So Weezer’s hit viral cover of Toto’s “Africa”…

So Weezer’s hit viral cover of Toto’s “Africa” was released as a shaped picture disc for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday—and it became the big “must-get” for the year. That said, they were all pressed slightly bowl-shaped, which has a lot of people hacked off, but mine plays just fine so I can’t say I care. OTOH, both sides say “Africa” on them when the b-side is Weezer’s cover of Toto’s “Rosanna,” and that’s what kinda irks me. Go figure. Either way, it’s cool to have on vinyl and sounds great.
#weezer #powerpop #alternative #toto #eighties #africa #rosanna #shapedpicturedisc #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection
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This UK single of the unforgettable 1983 one-h…

This UK single of the unforgettable 1983 one-hit wonder “AEIOU” by Ebn-Ozn is a very tasteful edit, dropping certain parts of the story—mainly the S&M and the final “Anything else you do” comment—to turn it into a kind of sweet love story. Any way that you slice it, it’s a great song, instantly of its era and yet somehow still cutting edge to this day.
#ebnozn #aeiou #newwave #alternative #synthwave #dance #mtv #onehitwonder #pop #rock #classicpop #classicrock #vinyl #vinyls #record #records #recordcollector #recordcollection #vinylcollector #vinylcollection
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A UK Christmas single by The Three Wise Men—AK…

A UK Christmas single by The Three Wise Men—AKA XTC in disguise. They should have called themselves Andy Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Mega City Four was a Nineties pop-punk band fr…

Mega City Four was a Nineties pop-punk band from the UK that I know virtually nothing about, and neither does anyone else because apparently they weren’t that popular. They were never released over here in the US, I believe. This song, however—oh, this song—is pure, uncut power-pop BLISS; easily their perfect, shining moment. If it was released a year or two later in the wake of the Green Day/Offspring/The Presidents of the United States/Weezer explosion, these guys would have been huge. The hooks are killer and the harmonies sound like they’re a choir of ruffian schoolboys. This one just MOVES. I have it on CD single, bought for something like a buck at Tower Outlet on 4th St in Greenwich Village in the early 90s (I have no idea why I bought it completely unheard), but I recently found this one-sided UK 12” vinyl version for $3, sporting an etching on the B-side and missing the print promised on the front cover.

Last night, I caught the Brian Setzer Orchestr…

Last night, I caught the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Holiday Tour for something like the fourth year in a row and as always, it was a gas. The ancient Westbury Music Fair—uh, I mean NYCB Theatre Westbury—is a tough room, even with a friendly, nearly sold-out audience like last night. It’s an acoustical nightmare because it’s a circular bowl—which also means performers have to walk through the crowd to get to the tiny stage. And that stage? It spins the entire show, rotating about 340 degrees and then turning back. So to fit 19 musicians on there with no room for backdrops, props, etc. and then spin them all night has got to push the band out of its comfort zone each year. I’ve seen their ‘real’ theater show and it’s fun, but this place is so oppressively intimate, it takes it to a different but even more authentic level. Great show (how good? I paid to go, which for press is the highest compliment possible).