R.B. Russell

Collecting Vinyl records - A Personal History

This is a very personal look at collecting vinyl records, with references to many artists, but with particular mention of:


The Shadows - Apache

The Everly Brothers - All I Have to Do is Dream

The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays

The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant

Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels




Jimi Hendrix - Smash Hits

The Fall

The Dead Kennedy's

The Buzzcocks

The Birthday Party

The Television Personalities,

The Barracudas

The Smiths

10,000 Maniacs

Family Fodder - My Baby Takes Valium

Animals and men - The Terraplane Fixation

The Wasps - Rubber Cars

The Instant Automatons - Peter Paints His Fence

The Mob - Witch Hunt by The Mob

Oxy and the Morons - Nice to be Back

The Cramps - Garbageman

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Television - Marquee Moon

The Gun Club

Bo Diddley

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


The Cocteau Twins.

Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet and Force the Hand of Chance

The Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band - Keynsham

The Doors

The Velvet Undergound

Pulp - Little Girl With Blue Eyes

REM - Fables of the Reconstruction

The Pixies - Come on Pilgrim

Sonic Youth - Sister and Daydream Nation

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement

Stars of the Lid - And their Refinement of the Decline

P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Farewell Poetry - Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite

Sinead O'Connor - How About I Be Me (and you be you)


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