Category Archives: Crate Digging

Music Captain, please…

It’s a good while since I went anywhere by plane, I much prefer the fun of the TGV, but even when I have flown I don’t recall being given anything as fab as this souvenir record. It was pressed to … Continue reading

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Hole

I did get to see Hole early doors when they rocked up at a tiny club in Manchester, having picked up their first single which had a bit of bite about it. Arguably the band never really got to grips … Continue reading

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Workers Music Association

This clearly isn’t a great sleeve but it was the political spirit behind the EP which made me pick it out of a pile of charity shop 7″ tat to investigate further (and it sort of follows on from the … Continue reading

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Variations

Returning to Cyndi Lauper (I’ve been scanning some sleeves for a possible cover art book project lately) this 12″ maxi single dates from 1989 and shows the independence afforded various record label territories at the time. Cyndi Lauper always went … Continue reading

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First Impression/s

Exactly who The First Impression were I’m not certain (apart from being a “top London beat group” as the sleeve explains!), and the web doesn’t seem to know much either, but they did three albums of cover versions for the … Continue reading

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Strange To Your Ears?

Another monochrome cover following on from the White Noise sleeve. Frustratingly the designer of this unusual audio album cover is not given, although I suspect they did sign the art off on the front – but poor cropping means this … Continue reading

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All wrapped up

I have shown some home made sleeves on the site before, but did enjoy this 7″ sleeve made from Christmas wrapping paper which I turned up. I would guess at a late 1970s design, using retro style art. All held … Continue reading

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Chest Slap and Yell

In these strange times here’s an album find which I thought might sit well with the current move to get us all to try and relax a bit.  It was sent by Chris Meloche but he warns us that all … Continue reading

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Abbe Lane – Das Stereo Klang Wunder

Das Stereo Klang Wunder, or roughly, The Wonder Of Stereo Sound.  This seems to be an sampler introducing the Mercury Perfect Presence Sound Series to a German audience. Already very popular in America when they launched, the albums made much … Continue reading

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The comfortable depths of your own armchair

  Two more vintage 78 shop sleeves from charity shop finds. It is to me remarkable that 100 years after these were first sold they are still sometimes turning up, and as these two were in almost mint condition I … Continue reading

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