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A Record Player In Your Car?

A Record Player In Your Car?

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Turns out having a record player in your car is not only actually possible, but has already been made a reality! Our horseless carriage correspondent Mark Anthony Finch reports on the new Lexus which boasts a glovebox turntable.
Prince Harry & Meghan's Love Of Vinyl Is The Real Reason They Left The Royal Family

Prince Harry & Meghan's Love Of Vinyl Is The Real Reason They Left The Royal Family

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In a shocking turn of events, deleted scenes from THAT interview have revealed the real reason behind the couple's split from their royal heritage. Our royal correspondent Mark Anthony Finch delves through the footage for the juciest morsels in our latest blog!
Vinyl-a-Day 45: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - “If No One Sang” (Fontana/Imperial, 1968)

Vinyl-a-Day 45: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - “If No One Sang” (Fontana/Imperial, 1968)

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Another seminal British rock group who had a string of hits and were one of the most popular groups of the era, but just do not get talked about enough in the US.

Vinyl-a-Day 44: *GUEST POST* Van Dyke Parks - “Discover America” (Warner Bros., 1972)

Vinyl-a-Day 44: *GUEST POST* Van Dyke Parks - “Discover America” (Warner Bros., 1972)

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Van Dyke Parks has been a lot of things in his life: Brian Wilson collaborator, producer, brief member of the Mothers Of Invention, singer-songwriter, composer, and on this record, a calypso singer.
Vinyl-a-Day 43: The Outsiders - “CQ” (Polydor, 1968 [Jackpot Re-Issue]

Vinyl-a-Day 43: The Outsiders - “CQ” (Polydor, 1968 [Jackpot Re-Issue]

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I posted about the US Outsiders earlier this week, but this the Outsiders from the Netherlands. Probably the most popular example of the “Nederbeat Sound” which emerged in the wake of popular British hard rock groups like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Who.
Vinyl-a-Day 42: Colin Blunstone - “One Year” (Epic, 1971)

Vinyl-a-Day 42: Colin Blunstone - “One Year” (Epic, 1971)

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People don’t talk enough about Colin Blunstone. His first solo outing, recorded in the year proceeding the breakup of The Zombies could almost be considered the final Zombies album as it features significant contributions from other ex-Zombies Rod Argent and Chris (who by then had formed Argent). 

Vinyl-a-Day 41: The Deep - “Psychedelic Moods: A Mind Expanding Phenomena” (Cameo-Parkway, 1966)

Vinyl-a-Day 41: The Deep - “Psychedelic Moods: A Mind Expanding Phenomena” (Cameo-Parkway, 1966)

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It’s mostly accepted that this album was the first to use “Psychedelic” in its title. 
Vinyl-a-Day 40: The Appletree Theatre - “Playback” (Verve, 1967)

Vinyl-a-Day 40: The Appletree Theatre - “Playback” (Verve, 1967)

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Be not deceived by appearances. Looking at the cover, The Appletree Theatre looks fairly unremarkable, but it is a surprisingly compelling pop/psych album that is on par with other more celebrated studio group, concept album projects which emerged in the wake of “Pet Sounds” and “Sgt. Peppers,” such as October Country, The Smoke (Not “My Friend Jack,” the other one), The Holy Mackerel, and at times grazes the coattails of the likes of Sagittarius and even early Bee Gees. 
Vinyl-a-Day 39: The Outsiders “Time Won’t Let Me” (Capitol, 1966)

Vinyl-a-Day 39: The Outsiders “Time Won’t Let Me” (Capitol, 1966)

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The full-length album to accompany this Cleveland band’s biggest hit, the seminal garage rocker “Time Won’t Let Me” (it’s all about that 12-string, baby!). Though the other tracks never quite reach the same level as the hit single, which sold over a million copies, it’s an enjoyable garage-rock/pop album. 

Vinyl-a-Day 38: Bob Dylan - Empire Burlesque (Columbia, 1986)

Vinyl-a-Day 38: Bob Dylan - Empire Burlesque (Columbia, 1986)

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Whether you like acoustic Bob, electric Bob, Christian Bob, we can all agree that even when you find him underwhelming, Bob Dylan is still better than most. Check out the three music videos from this album and try to tell me Empire Burlesque is not one of his best albums of the 80s.
Vinyl-a-Day 37: Gilbert O’Sullivan - “Himself” (MAM, 1971)

Vinyl-a-Day 37: Gilbert O’Sullivan - “Himself” (MAM, 1971)

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One of the great under the radar artists of the 70's (who is still around and INTACT) in my view is the Irish singing/songwriting piano playing sensation Gilbert O'Sullivan! Whenever I meet someone who is from Ireland my first question is not about Bono but about Gilbert. His debut album "Himself" is a treat and provides the kind of wit and humor only a cloth cap hat wearing Irishman could give us.
Vinyl-a-Day 36: Tommy Roe - “12 In A Roe A Collection Of Tommy Roe's Greatest Hits” (ABC Records, 1972)

Vinyl-a-Day 36: Tommy Roe - “12 In A Roe A Collection Of Tommy Roe's Greatest Hits” (ABC Records, 1972)

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Tommy Roe’s music is perhaps the quintessence of bubblegum pop. Roe had a steady string of hits, beginning with 1962’s “Sheila” and culminating in the 1969 #1 smash “Dizzy.”