Category: Pop

Pop/Top 40 music

David Bowie – Hunky Dory

Oh you pretty thing Back in 1971 David Bowie wasn’t the super star that he would go on to become.  In fact, as  acclaimed as “Hunky Dory” is today, it was the work of a reasonably unheralded artist when it was recorded and initially released. In fact, it took the sensational success of Bowie’s next […]

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The Rolling Stones – 12×5

12×5 Reasons ..to like early Rolling Stones.  This band requires no introduction. This is their second album (US) but as it turns out, also their second album in Australia. The Release This album, much like their debut, is mostly a collection of covers from contemporary artists.  My two favourite tracks would likely have to be […]

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Bob Dylan ‎– Highway 61 Revisited [Export]

Export Vinyl Back in the 1970s in Australia, parallel importation of vinyl records created arguably a very niche collectable – the redacted or “donut” labels and sleeves of Columbia Records pressings. Some background: This arrangement ended in 1961 when Columbia formed its own international organization, CBS Records, in 1962, which released Columbia recordings outside the […]

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The Beatles – Please Please Me

Classic ‘60s – Please Please Me No matter how old you are, there’s a very decent chance you’ve heard of The Beatles.  At one time, the most popular band in the world, they have chalked up more hits and sold more albums than I can name. Yet, like everyone, they had to start somewhere. The […]

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