February/March 2022

The music collector's magazine, Goldmine is the leading resource for the record collector who collects new and vintage vinyl records, music memorabilia, posters and discographies. Goldmine brings together musicians and listeners, dealers and collectors, buyers and sellers – all those dedicated to the faithful creation and reproduction of the greatest music of the modern era. Subscribe today and get plugged in to the world's largest marketplace for records, tapes, CDs and music-related memorabilia.

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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s note

You might have noticed the recent changes to Goldmine. The last three issues of the magazine have showcased a beautiful print product with a higher quality paper stock, full-color pages, a larger trim size and a cleaner, more legible design. In order to expand the Goldmine brand and its quality even further, we have decided to increase the print edition’s content by nearly doubling the page count. Print content will become more in-depth, while including larger photographs, graphics and discographies. Newsworthy content will move online almost exclusively in order for it to be more up-to-the-minute. Due to this evolution, the digital part of Goldmine will grow in its editorial immediacy, while the frequency of the print magazine will change to bi-monthly to support lengthier, high-caliber features. And, keeping true to the collecting spirit,…

7 min
start me up again!

On the face of things, The Rolling Stones’ 1981 album Tattoo You was doomed from the outset. Pressed for a new LP by their label, the Stones sent producer Chris Kimsey down to the basement to hunt out two sides worth of outtakes. Looking for a single, the label picked a track that Keith Richards didn’t even want on the album. And stuck for a cover, somebody agreed to one of the ugliest sleeves the band had ever used. Of course the thing was enormous. Of course “Start Me Up” became the new “Satisfaction.” Of course Tattoo You became one of the year’s favorite designs. And, of course, to mark the monster’s 40th birthday, there’s a 2-LP package that kicks off with the original album (Universal). It still sounds patchy, a fate…

2 min
siren records mchenry

Address: 3902 Main St., McHenry, IL 60050 Hours: Closed Mon-Tues; Wed-Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-4pm Phone: 815-347-8363 Web Site: STOCK 10 Bring your wallet and expect to spend some cash because this store has it all. Records. CDs, 45s, cassettes and 8-tracks are everywhere. They offer a large selection of high-quality stereos and speakers, too. They also have posters, T-shirts, some cool back issues of New Noise and Maximum RockNRoll. And they carry new and used music. STAFF 9 Bill and Jen and their family and friends run this store as a tight group of employees who treat you like a friend. Bill and Jen own the store and they are very passionate about supporting small labels and independent bands. Conversations with Bill can be long but exciting. He is an avid collector and…

2 min
store podcast recon joins on record the road

Partnering with the two hosts of Punk Till I Die podcast (@punktillidie77), Tom and Neil, Dr. Disc had the first ever live Record Store Recon. Tom Trauma and Liverpool Neil brought their popular podcast out to Siren Records McHenry to buy records, interview, and share their philosophy on record stores in general. Goldmine had secured free giveaways from several other record stores, too (Shuga Records and Dr. Strange Records), and invited bands were nice enough to sign albums during interviews. Before the podcast show, Tom and Neil spent some time with Dr. Disc’s money, perusing the bins of Siren Records. They were very happy with the records they found and bought. After that, it was time for the two of them to kick off podcast No. 138 and sit down with…

2 min
10 albums that changed my life

KIM WILDE With the synth-pop of ‘Kids in America,” 21-year-old English popster Kim Wilde debuted with a huge bang. The single peaked No. 2 on the U.K. charts and at No. 25 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It began a run of 17 U.K. Top 40 hits for Wilde during the ensuing decade and culminated in achieving her first and only U.S. No. 1 with a cover of The Supremes’ classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” in 1986, which saw Wilde becoming only the fifth U.K. female solo artist ever to top the U.S. Hot 100. She also holds the record for being the most-charted British female solo act of the 1980s. During the latter part of the 1990s she also moved into a horticultural career which led to television and radio. She hosted…

7 min
gov’t blues

Warren Haynes is known in the music world for a good many things. The first is his tireless commitment to being on the road and performing in front of audiences. He is also regarded as one of the most accomplished performers of music made famous by others. His live tributes to classic records like Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen are heralded for their precision to detail and subtle interpretations. The pandemic halted his ability to stay in front of audiences. But it also afforded him the time he needed to dedicate himself to a project he has been kicking around for years. The result is the brilliant blues album Heavy Load Blues. Recorded with his band Gov’t Mule, the album delivers electrifying takes on blues standards like the Junior Wells…