Greeting Pop Pickers,

It’s only 47 weeks to RSD25 so our brows are furrowing again. On the plus side it means we can forget football for another 10 weeks and various dubious politicians of all persuasions for the next 5. Now if the sun would only just show it’s face…

RSD24 was, we think, great. It was reportedly the best for years across the country and it was for us too. You guys turned up in numbers and bought plenty. The last minute arrangements all come together seamlessly and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

We don’t do online shopping but we did move all of the leftovers on e**y; so it was worthwhile all round.

Those of you who see us regularly know our digital capabilities are ‘somewhat rudimentary’. With this in mind it is no surprise we are struggling to update our website without spending thousands on it. The stocklist is proving to be the core of the problem. Something called a plugin went obsolete after 10 years and this screwed us royally.

A bit like the Council and their potholes, we are looking in to it.

Unlike most indie stores, web trading is not the core of our business, you are. And someday, somewhere we will sort it.

New Releases

Bon Jovi – Forever
Goat – Girl Below The Waste
Perennial – Art History

David Bowie – Rock ‘N’ Roll Star!
John Grant – The Art Of The Lie
John Cale – POPtical Illusion
Jon Hopkins – RITUAL
Motley Crue – Dogs of War
Paul McCartney & Wings – One Hand Clapping
The Decemberists – As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again
Various Artists – NOW – Millennium 06/07
Various Artists – NOW Yearbook 80-84 Vinyl Extra Vol. 2

Been Stellar – Scream From New York, NY
Lankum – Live In Dublin
Linda Thompson – Proxy Music
O. – WeirdOs
The Mysterines – Afraid of Tomorrows
The Shacks – Big Crown Vaults Vol. 2

Hiatus Kaiyote – Love Heart Cheat Code
Johnny Cash – Songwriter
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night – Sweats South of Here
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Early Daze
Shania Twain – Greatest Hits
The Mountain Goats – The Coroner’s Gambit
Various Artists – NOW – Yearbook 1993
Washed Out – Notes from a Quiet Life

New Re-issues

Alice Coltrane – A Monastic Trio (Verve by Request)
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (40th Anniversary Edition)
Dirty Pretty Things – Waterloo To Anywhere
Metallica – Death Magnetic

Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me
Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic (Deluxe)
Monaco – Music For Pleasure (Expanded Edition)
Seal – Seal (Deluxe)
The Only Ones – The Only Ones
The Only Ones – Even Serpents Shine
The Only Ones – Baby’s Got A Gun
Warsaw – Warsaw
White Lies – BIG TV
White Lies – Ritual

AC/DC – Let There Be Rock
AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It
AC/DC – 74 Jailbreak
AC/DC – Ballbreaker
AC/DC – Stiff Upper Lip
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
Grateful Dead – From The Mars Hotel (50th Anniversary)
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Adios Senor Pussycat
Nightmares On Wax – Late Night Tales
Queens Of The Stone Age – Queens Of The Stone Age
Spiritualized – Songs in A&E
Wolf Alice – Creature Songs EP (10th Anniversary)

Johnny Cash – Greatest Hits
Ludovico Einaudi – Una Mattina (20th Anniversary Edition)
Richard Ashcroft – These People

Connoisseurs Corner
A fairly quiet month for real rarities. We did get a clean 1969 ‘Let It Bleed’. A lovely ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ from The Byrds and ‘The Hunter’ by Paul Kossof. Otis Redding’s ‘The Dock of the Bay’ on Stax is rare and doesn’t hang around long. For Folk lovers, ‘Solomons Seal’ by Pentangle arrived through our doors in the past few weeks. Northern Soul fans will love ‘Major Lance Live At The Torch’. 7 Year Bitch released their last Grunge record in 2016 which happened to be a red/black split vinyl called ‘Live At Moe’. Based in Seattle, home of Grunge, this sought after record will not look out place next to the more established acts of the genre.

Gig Guide

The Crescent 

Sun 9th                 O. / Neo Borgia Trio
Sat 15th                ATKRTV / Take Care Texas / DEADSET / Fat Spatula
Sat 22nd               Mostly Autumn 
Wed 26th             Josh Rouse

Fulford Arms 

Fri 14th                 Pennine Suite / The Palava / The White Roses 
Sun 23rd               CHAOS 8 / Hi-Fi Spitfires / Snapblades 
Thu 27th               Spirit of The Hawk / ATKRTV 
Sat 29th                Tizane / Patiance / Moongate 

The Vaults: 

Sat 8th                  Arctic Mankeys – Arctic Monkeys Tribute
Sat 22nd               True Order – New Order Tribute
Sat 29th                Who’s Next – The Who Tribute 


Wed 12th             Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets 
Thu 27th               Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 

Black Swan:

Thu 6th                 Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

The Micklegate Social 

Sat 1st                   Sophisticated Boom Boom #8

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