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Long Live Vinyl March 2020

Long Live Vinyl is the UK’s only magazine entirely and solely dedicated to all things vinyl. Celebrating all aspects of vinyl culture, every month the magazine is packed with news, reviews of the best new releases and reissues and essential buying advice on the latest turntables and hi-fi gear. We also interview the best established and new bands, bring you in-depth collecting advice and turn the spotlight on the nation’s independent labels and record shops – the lifeblood of the much talked about vinyl revival. On top of all that, every March we bring you the official Record Store Day guide to all 500+ releases. There’s never been a magazine like Long Live Vinyl.

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in this issue

2 min

God bless the cockroaches. This issue, we feature two of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest survivors, keepers of the torch who’ve somehow endured for a combined 143 years, despite the grave punishment exacted on their own bodies, minds and souls. Firstly, Michael Stephens heads back to Birmingham in 1970 to find the famously indestructible Ozzy Osbourne and the nascent Black Sabbath more or less inventing heavy metal. The road they took was pockmarked with mishaps – accidentally recording their debut album, Tony Iommi lopping off the tips of his fingers, and the band rejecting any association with the genre they’d seemingly spawned. Regardless, they inspired thousands of bands to pledge their allegiance to the horned one. Fifty years on, despite a lifetime of the kind of wanton excess that would have…

2 min
the team

GARY WALKER Master Of Puppets GARY TIPP Master Of Reality TILDA HOWARD Toxicity ANDY MCGREGOR Rust In Peace IAN PEEL Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Meet our expert contributors… SIMON RAYMONDE Simon was the bassist and keyboard player in the Cocteau Twins; he’s currently in Lost Horizons. He launched the independent label Bella Union in 1997. His label has been home to bands including Fleet Foxes, The Flaming Lips, Midlake, Father John Misty, John Grant, Explosions In The Sky and Lanterns On The Lake. He’s also produced many great albums. JOHN EARLS In addition to writing about music for Classic Pop, NME and The Daily Star, John Earls was editor of Teletext’s Planet Sound for a decade. He also writes about football, spends too much time on Twitter and is delighted that his new hometown in Bedfordshire has a decent record shop. There’s…

2 min
new bowie live lp kicks off record store day list

The Record Store Day 2020 ball is well and truly rolling with the news that ChangesNowBowie, a nine-track LP of previously unreleased material is to be issued on the big day in April. ChangesNowBowie was a widely bootlegged largely acoustic set recorded for radio during rehearsals for Bowie’s 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast by the BBC on 8 January, 1997. Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals), Reeves Gabrels (guitars) and Mark Plati (keyboards) accompanied Bowie on the recording. Alongside the nine tracks are an interview with Mary Anne Hobbs and birthday messages from well wishers including Scott Walker, Damon Albarn and Bono. Released by Parlophone, the limited edition LP features a cover portrait of Bowie taken by photographer Albert Watson in New York in 1996. While…

1 min
discogs trending chart

10 Coloring Book Chance The Rapper 9 Era Vulgaris Queens Of The Stone Age 8 One Of The Best Yet Gang Starr 7 All My Heroes Are Cornballs JPEGMAFIA 6 The Idler Wheel… Fiona Apple 5 Watchmen Vol 3 Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross 4 Acid Rap Chance The Rapper 3 Bitte Orca Dirty Projectors 2 Lucille BB King 1 Raising Hell Run DMC FEBRUARY 2O20 10 Why Me? Why Not. Liam Gallagher 9 Abbey Road The Beatles 8 Who The Who 7 Greatest Hits Queen 6 Nevermind Nirvana 5 Back To Black Amy Winehouse 4 Fine Line Harry Styles 3 When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? Billie Eilish 2 Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi 1 Rumours Fleetwood Mac…

2 min
the selecter

SORRY YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT £18.99 joyfulnoiserecordings.com Swamp Dogg began his professional singing career as Little Jerry Williams way back in the 50s before fully embracing his psychedelic alter-ego. Now, finally, the legend has recorded the country album he has always threatened to make. He’s ably assisted by Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon and country vet John Prine, who duets with Swamp on the single Memories. THE OX: THE LAST OF THE GREAT ROCK STARS £20 littlebrown.co.uk Not to be confused with the injury-prone Liverpool and England midfielder, The Ox is the definitive no-holds-barred biography of John Entwistle, The Who’s bassist, who died in 2002. It draws upon John’s own notes for an unfinished autobiography, personal archives and interviews with his family and friends. THE CLASH: LONDON CALLING EXHIBITION Free museumoflondon.org.uk This free exhibition draws together artefacts relating to 1979’s London Calling,…

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tjinder singh, cornershop

Our new album is… sealed, gatefold with liner notes, poster insert, double vinyl, double colour, and copper bottomed. The sessions were… sporadic. There were quite a few layers of recording, maybe a few days recording strings, or wind instruments. Then months off until the next session, with lots of editing at home, too. I’m used to writing lyrics then building up the parts to a song. However, as my head was in repair, I had to just continue recording musical ideas as they came, which started songs off. Thus after a few years when an engineer had welded my head back together, I then had to add the lyrics. This difference meant everything was protracted. Weeks became years. We worked with… no well known musicians deliberately. In the past, we have worked…