Every now and then a band comes along and you have to sit up and take notice. It doesn’t happen so often these days. Then along came the second album from the boys from Lurgan, Northern Ireland – The Bonnevilles. A two piece band consisting of Andrew McGibbon Jr on guitars and vocals, with Christopher … More Review: The Bonnevilles – Arrow Pierce My Heart
Why the revival in vinyl record sales? Nostalgia perhaps, or something more tangible..? … More Vinyl Revival…Why?
Coming up on 16th April is Record Store Day – that one day of the year when the music buying world is supposed to support its local record shop by attending whatever event they may be holding, and paying a lot of money for limited edition records. The thing is, I think your local record … More Support your local record shop
I enjoy The Led Zeppelin, musically superb and with enough diversification to each album to keep me coming back, well excluding Physical Graffiti… I then like to read and discover more about a band, their influences, the album backgrounds and the band members. In doing so a connection was made. Jimmy Page, was quoted as saying … More Discovering Little Feat…
Pretty much every band or artist at some point embarks and releases that all important, catalogue filling, live album. Yet how many times in more recent times have they just sounded like a rendition of what happened in the studio. Less ad lib, more digital perfection for the headphone, iPhone wielding masses, perhaps? So once again, for me … More More Live…
With an anticipated price tag of around £3,000, the new Technics SL1200 turntable has been getting plenty of press. According to Technics the turntable has had to be completely revamped as the original tooling was either lost or badly damaged. The cost is explained by the fact that everything had to retooled and remodelled, with … More New Technics SL 1200
A record cover, with a half decent piece of art can simply make or break album, catching the eye and drawing the potential listener in. Over the years there has been some great album art around, some of it on a grand scale others employing clever camera work. My first real experience of something that … More Arty-Farty Album Covers
Buying second hand hi-fi can be a lot of fun, a little research and time taken will definitely help.
The search was on… my son want’s my Denon! There’s no way at all that he is getting his hands on the Rega P3 turntable though, no way at all.
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Earlier this year Eric Clapton performed his 200th concert, with a nostalgic performance at the Royal Albert Hall. In his 70th year he performed many of his classics and to celebrate a new album has gone on pre sale for release in the UK this coming November. It’s on order! More recently Mr C was admitted … More Slowhand At 70
Perhaps it is just me and my son, but sitting one night listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘One More From (For) the Road’ we both agreed that there is definitely something about a live recording. So as you do the discussion started as to the reasons and what were the best live recordings we listen too. … More Live Vinyl