How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?

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?

Led Zeppelin

Good Times/Bad Times: The Led Zeppelin Story

Matt Peters looks at some pivotal highs and lows from half a century of one of the most influential bands of all time… Whether they admit it or not, legacy is the Grail most artists are chasing. But it’s one of the great human quandaries; what do we leave behind of ourselves? In the case of Led Zeppelin, it’s one of the greatest catalogues in … Continue reading Good Times/Bad Times: The Led Zeppelin Story

Iron Maiden

The Top 40 Essential Metal Vinyl

Fifty years young, and as loud and obnoxious as ever, the world of metal remains a true musical phenomena. Michael Stephens turns the dial up to 11 and beyond. For the full top 40, get your hands on a copy of Issue 36 of Long Live Vinyl…  10 Rage Against The Machine  – Rage Against The Machine ‘Rap metal’ threw up a lot of garbage, but … Continue reading The Top 40 Essential Metal Vinyl

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne sets release date for new album

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has announced Friday 21 February as the release date for his new album, Ordinary Man…   Marking his first new solo music in almost 10 years, the Ordinary Man has been preceded by the release of two singles, the #1 rock track Under The Graveyard, which was followed by Straight To Hell featuring … Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne sets release date for new album

Robert Plant — “I just love the aesthetic of vinyl!”

An ever-evolving creative who escaped the legacy of expectation to inspire generations, Robert Plant celebrates his Digging Deep podcast with a new limited edition 7″ singles boxset of solo material. Dan Biggane looks back with the former Led Zeppelin frontman… Legend is a label dished liberally when describing any musician or artist of a certain vintage. However, when attributed to someone like Robert Plant, even … Continue reading Robert Plant — “I just love the aesthetic of vinyl!”

Mötley Crüe on Dr. Feelgood’s 30th Anniversary

The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Dr. Feelgood. The 30 year old album features chart-topping singles including Kickstart My Heart, Without You, Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) and Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.), making it the band’s biggest album to date. The record has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone … Continue reading Mötley Crüe on Dr. Feelgood’s 30th Anniversary

The Essential: Samplers

Despite often costing far less than a regular LP, many samplers have become highly collectible. Surely a definitive list of 40 is impossible? Step forward Mark Sampson… The birth of the sampler album is generally attributed to Jac Holzman, the head of Elektra Records. With no budget for advertising, he looked for other ways of promoting his catalogue (then) of folk and world music. Always … Continue reading The Essential: Samplers

The 60 Greatest Debut Albums Of All Time

Some artists develop their sound over the course of a long career, working gradually towards a creative peak, while others hit the ground running and deliver a fully realised masterwork at the first time of asking. And it’s the latter group we pay tribute to here as  Gary Tipp names vinyl’s greatest debut albums… Debut albums have several advantages over what follows in a band’s … Continue reading The 60 Greatest Debut Albums Of All Time