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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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BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Some times when a single is unsuccessful, you can trace the usual market forces that might affect any product launch - the timing, the...

NO WAY

One of the things I have started to notice is the amount of faith and patience record companies seemed to have back in the days of the...

SOMEWHERE NOWHERE

Since I started to write these articles on "Should've Beens", I have normally managed to find a way to explain the public's lack of...

NOT FOR THIS WORLD

If you - and I imagine this group is still in single figures - have been assiduously following my blog, when you get to hear this...

WINDED

By and large, when I write entries for the "Should've Beens" section of "Disc Discussions", my choices tend to come from artists who had...

SHADOWY PRESENCE

When I write a "Should've Been" for the site, I always try to proffer some explanation for the unjustified lack of success and you might...

TOO HIGH

There's not much of a music press these days - some well-researched and largely erudite magazines appeal to those of us clinging on to...

DUTCH COURAGE

If you were an avid chart watcher in the early 70s, you might have started to believe you were witnessing something of a Dutch invasion...

THE #1 BAND IN HULL

Famously, the Housemartins referred to themselves as the fourth best band in Hull and referenced this on their 1986 album "London 0 Hull...

DREICH & BLUE

I doubt you would expect me to open up a DiscDiscussion post talking about the commoditisation of the High Street and how wherever you...

SEPTEMBER WILL BE MAGIC AGAIN

Motown has produced many iconic artists but there was always a front line... The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops or...

SMOOTH AS...

Sometimes with great records all the stars seem to align and they absolutely find their bullseye - right place right time right sound....

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...

 

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