Caravan

Caravan – In the Land of Grey and Pink

Quintessentially English whimsy the Land of Grey and Pink takes the listener through a series of moods from the jokey ‘Golf girl’ to the lovelorn ‘Winter wine’ and the grooving ‘Land of grey and pink’. Richard Sinclairs vocals shine through on this album!

Elton John

Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection

Never really got into Elton till around 8 years ago when I found my brothers box of vinyl on the mezzanine in the factory. I secretely took this album home and just fell in love with the rawness of these tunes and the great production. So effortless its definately my favourite Elton album with a…

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith – Horses

Patties greatest and very influential album !

Television

Television – Marquee Moon

Spiky angular edgy crashing twin guitars make this album legendary! New York new waves finish band capture the magic of Tom Verlaine’s song writing and guitar playing. One of those albums that I had seen in record shops for years and the cover always intrigued me then one day when I was making strings in…

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Neil Young

Neil Young – Comes a Time

Beautiful acoustic album from Neil’s more sensitive side . Followed in my opinion closely by Harvest.

The Damned

The Damned – Strawberries

Paul Grey’s clanking bass and great tunes make this one of the most tuneful pop punk albums. The original records actually smelt of Strawberries.

ELO

ELO – Out of the Blue

Probably the first album that I really got into after my father brought this home frm work around 1978. At the time (as we had since the beginning) we had supplied strings to Jeff Lynne and ELO. In my books he’s a genius not only as a songwriter but as a producer ! This album…

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The Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks

Best punk rock album ever !

Wreckless Eric

Wreckless Eric – Wreckless Eric

Tell me how many brown 10″ vinyl records do you have? Another record my dad brought home in around 1978 when I was 13! along with this album was ‘Stifflivestiffs’ Got me straight into Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Larry Wallis, Ian Dury and …….. Wreckless Eric (Eric Goulden) was one of the original artists for…

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The Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch

The Buzzcocks – Spiral Scratch

Buzzers self released debut fronted by Howard Devoto (later to form the band Magazine) showed them at their most honest! Pete Shelly wielding his sawn in half ‘Starway’ guitar which he bought from Woolworths . The Sex Pitols may have proved that anyone could be in a punk band but the Buzzcocks proved that now…

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