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Articles in the current Issue

Yesterday’s kids, today’s legends

Yesterday’s kids, today’s legends

The Jam’s Setting Sons was released 35 years ago. It marked a turning point in the band’s career where it became clear their impact would last. But they had faced a fight to get the record heard. Tim Peacock talks to key figures in the making of an album that sounds every bit as vital today 1978 was arguably the most turbulent year of The Jam’s decade-long career. The poor reception …




When debut albums become last testaments, the result is often highly sought-after. Ian Shirley describes the 51 top one-off LPs and notes the often-prohibitive prices they fetch Like that other Bible, the Rare Record Price Guide 2016 is full of wonderful stories – even if you have to read between the lines to see them. It not only gives the value of rare and collectable records but behind …

ARTICLE From Issue 434

Vive le skank

Vive le skank

In the UK, we’ve been used to Jamaican music forming part of the musical landscape. In France, it’s a different story; reggae was virtually ignored. But that didn’t stop the record labels from issuing delicious (and sometimes unwittingly hilarious) pic sleeve 7”s. Manuel Rabasse selects some gems Though the story of recorded Jamaican music in France doesn’t go back as far as in the …

ARTICLE From Issue 434

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Box sets from Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, REM, Jesus Jones, Tears For Fears, The Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, The Moody Blues, Ulver, The Go-Betweens. Deluxe Jethro Tull. Q&As with: Devilment's Dani Filth, Rammstein's Richard Kruspe, Live, Kobra & The Lotus.

Reviews from the current issue

Here is a selection from over 200 reviews from this month's Record Collector, the magazine that has the world's largest coverage of reissues

MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK - Bury St Edmunds Apex (22nd September, 2014)

View: rear stalls A lovely, cavernous acoustic setting for a far-reaching set touched on baroque material, and ballads such as The Death Of Queen Jane, John Barleycorn and Young Morgan. Not that there was any evidence of a set-list. Chatting to each other between songs, debating what to play next, this was no rehearsed spontaneity. The pair have folk in their DNA, and their expositions of …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 434

SEPULTURA & LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX - Metal Veins: Alive At Rock In Rio

Collaborative show makes for an electrifying event Unsurprisingly, given that they were one of the most successful genuinely heavy bands in history, the Sepultura brand is an enduring – if increasingly fractured – one. With Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy containing more original members than today’s incarnation of the group, one could be forgiven for writing off the current …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 434

- Hip-Hop Family Tree 1975-1983: Gift Box Set by Ed Piskor

Time to get illustrated From unofficial graphic novels printed by Todd Loren’s Revolutionary Comics, to officially sanctioned endeavours by the like of KISS, and even Prince, classic rock has had a longstanding history with the comic-strip medium. Yet with so many larger-than-life personalities, alter egos and out-there costumes (please welcome… Afrika Bambaataa), hip-hop’s …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 434

THE FLAMING LIPS - With A Little Help From My Fwends

Are fwends eclectic? (Answer: yes) It’s astonishing that so many performers and punters still miss the whole point of The Beatles. They fearlessly forged ahead and readily embraced change, so the best tribute you can pay them is to tear up the blueprints. Fortunately, The Flaming Lips are trusted interpreters when reworking sacred texts, and With A Little Help From My Fwends finds them …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 434


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