I mentioned a little while ago that I had subscribed to the vinyl service – That Special Record – and yesterday I opened the first package from them. It’s a double vinyl from ‘The Gods […]
Whenever I’ve had cause to think of Roxy Music the tracks that are at the forefront of my mind are things like Avalon, More Than This, Jealous Guy, Angel Eyes or Dance Away. These are […]
I really don’t know much about Manowar, but I do know this cover. It’s, well, I don’t have the words really, it’s, erm, fabulous? I had a go at a re-design for this one, nice […]
Well, The Faith Tones have been a bit of an internet sensation, just because of this album cover, such amazing hair, why did this style ever go out of fashion? There has been rather a […]
This next re-design of terrible album covers is rather famously bad and always turns up. I actually saw a copy in my local record store and I really do wish I’d bought it, but I […]
This chap doesn’t have a second name, in the same way Elvis was known by only one name, so was this fellow, Jeff. Presumably the reason for the terribleness was mostly down to the prosthetic […]
So here we are at number 3 in the album cover re-design of some of the worst album covers ever. Now it’s quite clear that on the original album cover Eduardo is just too damn […]
Number 2 in the terrible album cover re-design is by Heino, although despite it always turning up as terrible, I actually quite like the oddness of the original. Have I made it better? I’m not actually […]
I’ve been unwell for about ten days and as a result have not been able to make my way to work. This has left me almost terminally bored so I set myself up in a […]
You’ll be blown away buy what happens when this guy cleans a record. Well, probably not, but that seems to be how the internet works nowadays, minds are blown, jaws are dropped and so on, […]
On record store day 2016 number 1 on my list of things to pick up was by Mew,titled “And The Glass handed Kites”. The first store I went to didn’t have it, the second did, […]
I was down in London yesterday and decided to visit the record stalls at Spitalfields Market. They have them there every 2nd Saturday of the month and it seemed worth a look. I was in […]
Having looked around for a vinyl subscription service and not had any luck finding one that I thought would suit me, I stumbled across, That Special Record who might well be just what I was looking for. […]
It’s out! I’ve listened to the entire album through once and my first impression is that it is just wonderful. Right now, I can’t fault it at all. In fact I don’t think I’ve had […]
A look at a couple of records with a track from each to listen to as well. One of the albums is sealed and opened for the first time.
A short film whereby I look inside the new Brian Eno release, The Ship, for the first time. http://www.verianthomas.com/Video/theship.mp4 “In his sleeve notes to 1978’s Music for Airports, Brian Eno wrote that ambient music “must […]
I thought I’d do some videos about Vinyl Records, the first of which is below. I had a spare couple of hours so it gave me something to do at least.
Having bought a vinyl cleaning kit for under £10 I thought I’d give it a go on the Future Sound Of London 12″ that I bought at last weeks Record Fair. Here is the kit, […]
I visited Leamington Spa’s Town Hall on Saturday to dig my way through heaps of vinyl at the record fair. There is plenty there if you are prepared to pay for it, but I’m generally […]
And here, for fun, possibly, maybe, are the last 20 vinyl records I picked up, thanks to Discogs.