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A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL

One man's meander through his record collection

If you know me, you know that the greater part of my headspace is devoted to thinking about records. For as long as I  can remember records have been the pride and joy of my existence and I simply won't shut up about them. So bear with me, dear reader, because I have a heck of lot I want to talk about.

But the most important part as rev, is that hopefully you pull out some of those forgotten classics nestling in your respective attics.

Get digging, cats.

 
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OWN GOAL

When I worked in the Philippines, only I could have the luck that sent me to the one country in South East Asia that preferred...

WHEN PURPLE REIGNED

If you've ever watched the excellent Steve Coogan series "Saxondale", you'll know it's the slightly surreal tale of a former Rock Roadie...

MASTERFUL

As per usual, I was browsing through a second hand record stall the other day and saw several copies of the final Oasis compilation "Time...

WHAT DID COLDPLAY EVER DO TO YOU?

When I set about writing one of these posts I normally write about a month ahead and then the week before I publish, I go back and look...

MISSING IN ACTION

There cannot be many chart artists who could count collaborators as diverse as LL Cool J, Sandie Shaw, Billy Joel and theme tune wizard,...

SELLER'S MARKET

I seem to have something of a problem listening to Beatles' albums... I simply never do it. I have played the albums so many times from...

NOT GUILTY

There’s a sub-genre (is that what we’d call it?) of music that seems to be still bandied around and yet I remain a little unsure of its...

PRICKLY SITUATION

I was about 13 or 14 when I first saw a documentary that was on TV late one Saturday night called "Heroes Of Rock N Roll" - I know it was...

SLIPSTREAM

While the 60s is normally cited as the era where the screaming teenager became a fully integrated symbol in the pop landscape, my...

OUTSTANDING IN ITS FIELD

Each new Bruce Springsteen album seems to come with the usual plaudits of "best since...." (insert relevant rock or acoustic album here)....

STILL so GOOD

I confess to never having been much of a fan of Peter Gabriel. I had certainly never had much love for Genesis - with or without him for...

THE MOST IMPORTANT BRITISH 45 EVER

I appreciate that "the most important British 45 ever" is a big claim so perhaps it needs tempering with some equally British bathos. It...

THE FORGOTTEN FIRE

U2 are a band it is difficult to be indifferent towards. They take themselves and what they do very very seriously and correspondingly,...

THE BIG BOSS GROOVE

Genres are a funny thing in music... When they are kept at the very broad level, I'm fine - Soul, Rock, Pop, Jazz etc etc. I can even...

OLYMPIC STANDARD

In the course of my travels since leaving the UK, I have been fortunate still to see some of my favourite artists in concert and these...

A LOVE SUPREME

When I went to university, I had already had the best part of a year away from education. I did a little work experience at a newspaper,...

ELOQUENCE

For those of us whose musical maturity emerged in the 80s, it is always something of a body blow when the decade's taste is written off...

COLLABORATION

I realise that even the title of this article sounds like one the Pet Shop Boys would happily give to one of their own new releases....

BEAUTIFULLY BEHAVED

The Pet Shop Boys have been purveyors of fine electronic music for over 35 years. 35 years... They are the best selling musical duo in...

FLEETINGLY ATTRACTIVE

One of those unavoidable cliches you read in the music press is when they talk of the "difficult second album"; the album that is...

 

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