Tag Archives: Record Collecting

VINYL HUNTER-GATHERER GOES SURFING

Lovely seaside holiday. Not as many hot days as one might have wished for but on the upside, fewer occasions to squeeze into the wetsuit and do an impression of a beached whale. Or one of those waddling penguins that look way, way cuter than a middle-aged man in neoprene. The Kongwak Sunday Market is […]

ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD — CANADA

The Vinyl Connection Music Catalogue is quite large, but relatively simple in structure. Artist name, Album name, Year, Format, and a general field into which I push anything from colour of the vinyl to a bonus DVD. There are all kinds of useful or interesting things that could be included: date of purchase, original or […]

BACK TO FRONT

Here’s an album cover post a while in the planning. Though perhaps that should read: a while in the acquiring. Years ago, when I first got a copy of Kraftwerk’s Radio-aktivität I was struck by the cover art: a geiger counter showing the operation panel on the front of the LP and the rear of […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE (OF A TURNTABLE)

Today I thought it would be fun to dig a little deeper into the collection and spin some albums that haven’t seen the turntable for ages. Years. In some cases, decades. The only rule was to wait until (at least one side of) the record finished before choosing the next. 8:30 am We had friends […]

OPERATION COVID

Whenever I come home with yet another compilation album, the Conscience Gnome who sits on the amplifier with his little legs dangling over the volume knob shakes his head and waggles an admonishing finger. He never speaks; he doesn’t need to.  Why do you do this? Back in the day, there were reasons. Not necessarily […]

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #11 — THE ANSWERS

And pens… down. Here are the answers to Album Cover Quiz #11 — “Turn Off The News” Edition Comments, questions, complaints… all welcome

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #11 — “TURN OFF THE NEWS” EDITION

Scanning the Vinyl Connection stats, I noticed the quizzes were polling better than almost anything else. How odd, I thought, perhaps it’s an lockdown thing. Like jigsaws making a comeback. Regardless, the response was clear: Time for another quiz. Album Cover Quiz #11 Like a musical jigsaw, to keep people occupied a little longer, we’ve […]

MULTIPLE ALBUM COVERS

A cover-art post   Elvis  Presley — 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong  [RCA 1959]Stars — Stars  [Barclay 1975]Can — Unlimited Edition [Spoon 2014; Originally Limited Edition 1974]Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiples [A&M 1980]Jean-Michel Jarre — Equinoxe [Polydor 1978] Feature image: Eric Gale — Multiplication [CBS 1977]  Some excellent additions from readers in the comments below. […]

ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD #4 — USA

There will be a globe-straddling spread of ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD posts, as promised. But right now, with the USA teetering on the brink of collapse into a terrifying Idiocracy, I’m thinking of my US friends. So Edition 4 of the series inspired by the WordPress Map Statistics (WorMS) is dedicated to anyone, anywhere, […]

MORE FRUIT AND VEG

Vinyl Connection readers stepped up once again. Your suggestions made Part II inevitable. It’s Harvest Festival Time! Fruit   Vegetables   FRUIT Shellac — Excellent Italian Grayhound [2007]Deep Purple — Bananas [2003]Strawbs — Best of Strawbs [1978]Nina Simone — Forbidden Fruit [1961]   VEGIES Baby Grand – Ancient Medicine [1978] Can — Ege Bamyasi [1972]Al […]