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Collecting Edison discs proves to be an addictive hobby

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They’re rare, but they’re not exactly in demand. You rarely see them, and, when you do, you’re more likely to remark upon their size than heir contents. But, if you have the wherewithal to hunt them and the equipment on which to play them, Edison discs provide a great thrill for record collectors.

More Manticores for your Madness

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In an age when a band simply wasn’t a band if it didn’t also have its own record label, there was an awful lot of corporate silliness flung into the marketplace, towering conceits with names like Threshold and Purple, Swan …

TV Smith. He deletes.

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A little over thirty years ago, there was an album released that you might never have heard of.  It didn’t get a US airing, and it barely saw the stores in the UK before its record company went belly-up.  It …

Underworld Dubnoboxsetbasswithmyheadman

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No matter how benighted the nineties sometimes felt, and how dismal the music that we were expected to be grooving to… “hey kids, there’s a new Dave Matthews album coming!”… there were corners and alleyways and dingy little dungeon-like dens …

Quite a bit of Genesis and a lot of More Besides

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Like, love or loathe their output, it’s hard to disagree with Genesis’s success… and even harder to deny that what they pulled off is more or less the unlikeliest smash and grab in rock history. There’s no point belaboring the …

Collectible guitars headline Backstage Auctions’ Rock N’ Pop Auction

1977 Musicman Stingray Bass guitar owned and used by Climax Blues Band bassist Derek Holt

More than 25 collectible guitars including Les Pauls, Stratocasters and a Flying V are up for grabs at Backstage Auctions’ 2014 Rock N’ Pop Auction. The 750-lot auction, which closes for bidding beginning at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 5, also includes concert T-shirts, photos and negatives (with full copyright transfer), posters and passes, autographs and artist-signed items, RIAA awards and vinyl records related to artists ranging from Aerosmith to ZZ Top.

Suzi Quatro – the Girl from Detroit City

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She turned up out of nowhere, she appeared out of a dream.  Oh, somewhere in London, in some grayly lit music paper mausoleum, some grizzled hack with his back warped by years of subservience to the the rock’n’roll dream, knew …

Robert Wyatt – Where Were You in 68?

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Okay, it’s been out for almost exactly one year now, which means if you already own it, it’s probably time you replaced your worn-out copy with a shiny new one; and if you don’t – what’s wrong with you?  ’68 …