Category: vinylrecord

Happy July 4th! This is the most patriotic rec…

Happy July 4th! This is the most patriotic record I own—a 1985 U.K. shaped picture disk that was a bonus with The Untouchables’ Wild Child LP—and the song “Free Yourself" is perfect for the day that the U.S. celebrates freeing itself from the U.K. (it’s good for any other day, too). I originally took this photo on my turntable, but had to reshoot it because of where the turntable peg sticks out of Clyde Grimes’ legs (let’s just say it had quite the 3D effect!).
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A sweet find over the weekend: A 1979 test pre…

A sweet find over the weekend: A 1979 test pressing for Blondie’s breakthrough single, “Heart of Glass.”
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Wandered around NYC today and came across this…

Wandered around NYC today and came across this Rolling Stones cover site—124 East 24th Street, just off Park Avenue Sputh. They shot the cover of a forgotten single there, “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?”

Oddball late-70s UK punk compilation on two 10…

Oddball late-70s UK punk compilation on two 10” records, featuring acts like XTC, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Blondie, Greg Kihn, Ultravox and Johnny and the Self Abusers (who soon changed their name to Simple Minds).

Yes, it’s a record—a U.K. shaped picture disc …

Yes, it’s a record—a U.K. shaped picture disc of Wang Chung’s first hit, ”Dance Hall Days.”

Man, I dig New Order but this live album of a …

Man, I dig New Order but this live album of a 1987 festival show is just awful.
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This album falls under the category of “Weird …

This album falls under the category of “Weird AF” stuff. You may recall the 1971 classic rock instrumental opus “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield. Made when he was 19, he single-handedly wrote and recorded the album-length instrumental, playing almost every note. It was used as the theme for The Exorcist. It was the first album released by Virgin Records—and it sold millions upon millions of copies.
But this isn’t that record—this is a supposed cover of the album done by Glands of External Secretion and Decaer Pinga with tape loops, “found” sounds and No Instruments. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t vaguely sound like the original. So this edition, there were only 300 copies pressed, and that paper clip was glued to the cover, a clever homage to the original cover and a straight allusion to the music inside, which replaces the triumphant announcement of “Tubular Bells” with “Paper Clip.”

UK shaped picture disc for Thompson Twins that…

UK shaped picture disc for Thompson Twins that I picked up a few weeks ago.
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Got my Journey “Escape” LP signed by Jonathan …

Got my Journey “Escape” LP signed by Jonathan Cain yesterday at Book Expo America in New York City. He was doing a book signing for his new autobiography and when I asked if he’d mind signing my album, he said, “I got you.” The person with him (Publisher? Editor?) was fascinated by the other signatures on it and asked who the black autograph in the middle was. Before I could open my mouth, Cain laughed and said, “That’s Neal; that’s how he signs.” So Cain signed it with a gold sharpie near the bottom; with all three signatures so far in different colors (black, gold and Steve Smith in silver), it looks pretty sweet. I thanked him for the signature and the book and split; as I passed the line of dozens of booksellers and librarians lined up to get his book autographed, it was like a chorus of “oh wow” and “that’s awesome” as they spotted the LP. Guess it hadn’t occurred to them to bring something from home; I’ve made sure to bring vinyl to Book Expo for years, and have gotten Ice-T, Duff McKagan and Billy Idol, among others. Always worth it to plan ahead!
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One of my favorite pickups from this year’s Re…

One of my favorite pickups from this year’s Record Store Day was this Yes picture disk from the 2017 Record Store Day. Sounds great and looks awesome spinning. I had no idea I knew so many songs on this.