History looks back on the British Invasion as a primarily 45-RPM revolution. Driven by singles, few LPs released by pond-hopping acts get much notice now.
Use these 10 Commandments to determine the real-world value of the records you buy, sell and collect — no mountain climbing or heavy stone tablets required.
When it comes to thrift-store record shopping, there are finds to be made. You just have to wade through Osmonds, Carpenters and oom-pah band records first.
It’s been 12 years since Jon Anderson made his last studio album with Yes. The album in question, “Magnification,” has a few other claims to fame, too.
I’ve compared many vinyl records with their digital counterparts, and mostly, the digital sound is a clean, but watered-down shadow of its analog original.
Dear record companies, dear musicians, dear design people: We want better protection for our investments. If we pay big bucks for a box set, package the CDs in jewel cases. If we are willing to pay the bucks for the cardboard packaging, we certainly will pay a few dollars more for jewel boxes! Most people who buy CDs do not treat them like trash. It’s a shame you currently do.
Everybody knows what it’s like to love a hobby. Some of us know what it’s like to love a job. But precious few get to experience the joy where vocation and avocation are one in the same.
By David Beard Between 1961 and 1966, leading up to the ‘SMiLE’ recordings, Beach Boy Mike Love was the most frequent collaborator to his cousin and bandmate, Brian Wilson. Here are some of the key collaborations, by album: “Surfin’ Safari” …
Featuring a classic image from an iconic American rock group, “Surfin’ Safari” was the breakout record for The Beach Boys in 1962.
What’s on your want list? This edition’s list: Rare Earth, The Smiths, People, Fats Domino, Annette Funicello, Everly Brothers, and, of course, The Beatles.