Category Archives: Record Collecting

Thoughts and observations about this lowdown, dirty hobby.

I Miss Singles

I call myself the Post-Punk Monk. Mainly due to my interest in the dramatic explosion of creativity in music during the ’78-’83 period. It’s primarily for this reason that I spend more time gazing in the rear view mirror of … Continue reading

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The Bygone Era of Mail Order Record Sales

So I’ve always been obsessed with buying the round, spinning things that sounded wonderful. The first time I went into a record store specifically to buy a record, I was seven years old. By the time I was in junior … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 4]

With the 7″ action behind us, it was time to find the bins that had turned my head the last time that I was her; four years ago. It’s hard enough to find the sorts of 12″ singles that are … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 3]

After making my way through the CDs, I noticed that the store actually had a segregated section of CD singles! How long has it been since I’ve seen the likes of those? Rooting through the stock brought to mind the … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 2]

As I entered the space, there were two to three other shoppers in the two rooms there. Display cases showcased rare specimens and the like. I immediately hit the CDs at “full price” since the dollar bin had been so … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 1]

When I made my way to Atlanta to see Midge Ure a few weeks ago, I had already discounted the fine stores of Little Five Points that I normally visit on every trip to Atlanta already in my mind. Sure, … Continue reading

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Collecting Simple Minds In The 21st Century [part 3]

[continued from previous post] We persist in listing the many singles in many territories that Simple Minds issued like dandelion seeds in the 21st century. Part 3 Biba-Rom One Step Closer ITALY 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 039 | 2003 One Step Closer … Continue reading

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