Goldmine’s secret shopper — known only as Dr. Disc — travels extensively and loves to visit record shops. Up this time: Strictly Discs in Madison, Wis.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Dr. Disc is shopping his way through independent record shops. This time, he visits Fantasyland Records in Atlanta.
It feels as though someone has turned the clock back to the mid-’80s, then flipped reality to “reverse,” as music lovers are dump CDs in favor of vinyl LPs.
Among the wealth of archive releases that have appeared so far this year… or any other year, say a certain segment of the glam rock community… surely the most exciting, and certainly the most unexpected, was the full album’s worth …
Old heroes, new albums. Not, as we know from long and bitter experience, necessarily a good idea. But, from the moment “Stay Human” opens Curved Air’s first new album since… hmm, we’ll get to that later… and Sonja Kristina uncages …
Life is risky; accidents happen. That’s why we buy insurance. But the first thing you should do to protect your property is to create a collection inventory.
Whatever you collect — from rare records to more traditional antiques and collectibles — you should take steps to insure and protect your collection.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Dr. Disc is shopping his way through independent record shops and giving you the scoop on how they rate. In this edition: Rediscover Records in Elgin Ill.
Record Store Day 2014 has faded into history. Which releases are your favorites? Which ones gave you buyer’s remorse? And which do you wish you’d bought?
The contents of the Velvet Underground acetate are nothing new, as a 2012 release was crafted from an identical test pressing. But it is a piece of history.