Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Carpenters

Our latest online article looks at the story behind this interesting and very elaborate album cover for The Carpenter’s Now & Then, over which there were arguments from start to finish.

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Record Store Day 1972

To mark this year’s record store day, a look back at another of Sheffield lost indie chains, Bradleys.

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Record Shop Archive

Happily the apathy from local arts organisations about popular culture exhibitions in Sheffield isn’t reflected everywhere (you’ll have to excuse my grump – two years running now I’ve been up for doing a sleeve art display for the Sensoria music … Continue reading

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More Top Poppers!

We’ve finally managed to get another batch of the famous Hallmark Top Of The Pops sleeves up on the site. Chunky jumpers, red satin swimsuits and bobble caps abound! Check out Volumes 51 – 60 and 61 – 70 now … Continue reading

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Last Shop Standing – update

The Last Shop Standing documentary team staged a fundraising concert in Sheffield on April 15. And before anyone grumbles  that I didn’t post about it, the event was sold out in just a couple of days! So fast that even … Continue reading

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Destroying vinyl 2

You know how a lot of record shops have stopped bothering to sell vinyl any more? That’s because they’ve found something else to do with records instead. Making cake stands out of them. I can forgive your scepticism, so I … Continue reading

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edible records?

A sort of Easter themed collection! Chocolate, liquorice, and bubble gum pressings

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