Revisit: The Mekons: Fear and Whiskey
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Revisit: The Mekons: Fear and Whiskey

Punk and country don’t make for such strange bedfellows anymore, for better or worse. We…

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Do Not Sell at Any Price: by Amanda Petrusich
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Do Not Sell at Any Price: by Amanda Petrusich

There are vinyl collectors, and then there are 78 collectors. Anyone can easily fashion himself…

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Holy Hell! American Recordings Turns 20
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Holy Hell! American Recordings Turns 20

American Recordings seemingly came out of nowhere in 1994. It didn’t, of course, but it…

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List Inconsequential: A 1990s Vinyl Wishlist
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List Inconsequential: A 1990s Vinyl Wishlist

Every vinyl collector loves the thrill of the hunt: that burst of adrenaline and that…

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List Inconsequential: Those Cassette Singles from 1989…
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List Inconsequential: Those Cassette Singles from 1989…

Whenever people are asked what the first record they bought was, the answer invariably goes…

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Holy Hell! Dookie Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Dookie Turns 20

List Inconsequential: Five Tips for Enjoying Record Store Day 2014
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List Inconsequential: Five Tips for Enjoying Record Store Day 2014

Ah, Record Store Day…a day when for us collectors the sun always seems to shine…

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List Inconsequential: Tight-Lipped Leer of Judgment: Elvis Costello Insults for Everyday Use
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List Inconsequential: Tight-Lipped Leer of Judgment: Elvis Costello Insults for Everyday Use

Spite and meanness – those are what make the world go ‘round – and few…

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Rediscover: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: …and the horse you rode in on
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Rediscover: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: …and the horse you rode in on

Is there a nastier opening line than “I hope that you catch syphilis and die…

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The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: by R. Kent Newmyer
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The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: by R. Kent Newmyer

By 1807 Aaron Burr had burned countless bridges and had a list of enemies a…

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