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New Acquisitions – June 2019

Artist Title John Coltrane A  Love Supreme Chubby Checker Twist With Chubby Checker Londonbeat In The Blood Buddy Holly That’ll Be The Day The John Coltrane Quartet Ballads Various Ghostbusters II Spectrum / Indelible Murtceps Terminal  Buzz Geordie Masters Of Rock Beastie Boys Paul’s  Boutique Daddy Cool Sex, Dope, Rock’n’Roll: Teenage  Heaven Ray Charles Modern […]

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An Aussie Records Offsite

Earlier this month the semi-retired Rega RP-1 and two crates of “seconds” (LPs) were relocated to the Aussie Records “offsite” location on the NSW south coast. Once properly set up, the Rega was unwisely attached to a Yamaha home theatre “sound bar” (via a analogue-to-digital converter) and it sounded… horrible. After scouring local classifieds, Facebook […]

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A King Crimson Journey

[Last Update: 29/5/2019] Not too many moons ago, I had not heard a single LP by King Crimson.  It’s true.  I’m technically a child of the 70s (b. 1979) but I’d somehow not been introduced to the pioneers of progressive rock. There’s something about their reputation and the cover art of their debut album that […]

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2018 Retrospective

It’s almost June in 2019, so this is a little late, but if you’ll forgive me a moment – I’d like to indulge in a “better late than never” review of some of my favourite finds from last year in 2018. It should really come as no surprise to anyone at this stage that we’re […]

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Upgrades – Vintage HiFi

Over the weekend I spent some money from record sales on some preloved vintage HiFi equipment from some local audiophiles in my region. I’d previously been running my Rega RP-1 through my home theatre setup, downmixing to stereo (2 channel) output.  This served for a while, but I often felt that I was not getting […]

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2017 Retrospective

Welcome to the new year.  As is the tradition around the Internet, many people are writing about the best albums of 2017.  Today, I’m writing about some of the best records I managed to acquire through the year of 2017. Last year was an amazing year for a number of reasons.  For one thing, I […]

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Chain – History of Chain

An Aussie Blues Band If you haven’t heard of Australian blues band Chain, you’re not alone.  The band was mildly successful charting within Australia in the 1970s and their highest selling album (“Toward the Blues”) took more than a decade to be certified gold. That shouldn’t dissuade you from checking out their work if you […]

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Powderfinger – Vulture Street

World Class Powderfinger hail from sunny Brisbane in Queensland, which explains the title of their fifth album is named for a main road south of the city in their hometown. I covered their first big album (second studio album) previously when it was released for the first time on vinyl last year. The Release This […]

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