Category: 12″

A 12 inch record

Tom Waits – The Heart Of Saturday Night

Classic 70s Blues-Rock-Jazz There’s a fair chance you haven’t heard of Tom Waits.  Despite the uniqueness of his voice and the length of his glowing career, commercial visibility hasn’t really found Tom organically. In fact I only became exposed to his work last year, when I encountered “Rain Dogs” on a list of 100 Albums […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik [20th Anniversary]

Red Anniversary Vinyl 1991 was a sensational year for music, especially for a youth such as myself.  The year brought us (amongst others): Pearl Jam’s “Ten”, Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, Metallica’s black album, Guns ‘n Roses “Use your illusion I & II”, U2’s “Achtung Baby”, Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”, and.. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”.  […]

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Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

One of the best debut albums of all time? This album needs absolutely no introduction.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two decades (including missing Ozzy Osbourne’s reality TV show) you would have heard of Black Sabbath. It is said that Sabbath introduced the early pioneers of heavy metal, and if […]

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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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INXS – Kick

A Huge  Hit Album In the 1980s, INXS hit the big time.  An Australian band had hit the international music scene like few had previously.  They seemed to go from hit to hit and strength to strength, leaving behind the Land Down Under for Europe and the US. The high point is arguably 1987’s “Kick”, […]

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A “Grail Find”

Last month, I casually browsed an Australian site called Gumtree.  It’s a classifieds site which allows people to place free ads online, and I tend to check for listings relating to vinyl records on an ad-hoc basis. I was just relaxing, browsing on my phone, when I came across a new listing which featured five […]

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