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.
By Chris M. Junior It started innocently enough with KISS trading cards when he was in grade school. Since then, Seether drummer John Humphrey’s collection of KISS memorabilia has grown tremendously in size and value — and it also includes …
Sentenced to prison for the murder of his wife, Alger ‘Texas’ Alexander didn’t just sing the blues, he lived them.
What’s on your want list? We want to know! Whether you’ve got a line on these records or want to share your own list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at Goldmine, Attention: Most Wanted Stories, 700 …
Paolo Campana has had a life-long love affair with vinyl records, so, it’s no surprise that he is director of the new documentary ‘Vinylmania.’
Longtime reader Bob Russell of of New Jersey has been part of Goldmine’s collecting family since the 1980s. He collects everything from guitars and amps to old discs — and he’ll even give you a sneak peek with his video tour.