Rick Parfitt

In terms of *my* vinyl, the first LP I ever bought was Status Quo in 1981. The death of Rick Parfitt makes me very sad. Rick Parfitt doing what he did best – thrashing the hell out of a Fender Telecaster – Status Quo, Hammersmith Odeon March 2014.

Sgt Pepper

We’ve listened to some music too – this may actually be the first time I’ve listened to the whole album. I have no idea why my dad had a 1978 coloured vinyl copy of Sgt Pepper, but it was very much “disque en couleur”


A slightly different bit of listening this evening, but you can’t beat the sound of a Rolls Royce Merlin… I have a complaint – there’s no Avro Lancaster on here, 4 Merlins is an awesome sound. Couldn’t they get the rights for it?

“More of Tom Lehrer” 1959, Decca Records LF1323 (10″)

I absolutely have to start with this. I can’t remember how old I was when my dad first played this to me – maybe 10-11 or so – but you can imagine the impact a song like “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park” had on me, bloody hilarious. I must have been having proper science lessons at school because “The Elements” resonated too – such a clever song. Mind you, I had no idea at the time who Continue Reading

A quick intro

I have inherited about 1000 LPs from my dad and we’re trying to work out what to keep. When we have a quiet evening, we’re going to pick an album and listen to it – it might only be a little bit of it if it’s particularly awful – and then we’re going to write a post about it. For the record, we’re rock fans and my dad wasn’t. The LPs are about a 50:50 Continue Reading