We knew 2021 was going to be good, but maybe not this good. When The KLF exited the music business in 1992, they deleted their entire back catalogue rendering their entire musical output – save for some remixes, and licenses to labels in North America – unavailable. But at midnight last night, they started to spring back to life. Eight classic videos have been remastered … Continue reading KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know
So, how do you spend almost £30k on just 10 records? Simple, buy the 10 most expensive records sold on Discogs in August. And, if you did, as well as having one of the smallest and most expensive record collections in the world, you’d also have one of the most varied. Discogs’ ten highest hitters this month is a mixed back to say the least. … Continue reading How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?
Substance abuse, acrimonious break-ups, huge royalty cheques, disastrous gigs, dysfunctional relationships, all rock life is here… Having made the decision to get the story of your life into a book, you might as well go all in. Half-measures are no good to anybody when it comes to an autobiography, and it’s that commitment to honesty that persuaded Long Live Vinyl to award its 2019 Book … Continue reading Best Music Books Of 2019!
Despite the city suffering an apparent crisis of cultural confidence, Mark Elliott’s visit to Birmingham in search of vinyl treasure reveals a happy hunting ground… Now, if Oprah Winfrey was writing this piece, she would give this city a good talking to. It isn’t just the one occasion; it seems to happen almost everywhere: “We’ve never been good at producing credible bands”; “the shopping isn’t … Continue reading The Record Store Guide to Birmingham
Long Live Vinyl ventures to the Australian outback retreat of Liars’ Angus Andrew, for a guided tour of the records that inspired the making of TFCF, the group’s album released in 2017 on Mute Records… USA FOR AFRICA – WE ARE THE WORLD “It’s the first record I ever bought! I was a kid with very little cash and it was an obvious choice. For … Continue reading Liars on their Top Ten Vinyl