Nothing like a blast of The Smiths for cheering up a wet & miserable Monday.
We've got such a massive amount of vinyl that we've had to build a garden shed to accommodate it all. Jon and I are the same age with similar musical tastes and a lot of our collection is duplicated but neither of us can bear to get rid of any of it.
The trouble is that with our collection being in the shed is that when it's cold and wet neither of us can be arsed with trudging up the garden to renew the selection we keep in the house so we just keep buying more and more when we see it going cheaply enough.
We bought Basie's In The Bag (1967) and Long John Baldry & the Hoochie Coochie Men (1965) for 20p each from Friday night's jumble sale. Old skool sounds call for an old skool system and I nearly died of excitement when I spotted this Philips portable record player for £2 at a car boot sale last year.
We've got a retro wireless in almost every room. This one was £3 from a car boot sale years ago.
Cassettes might be a much maligned musical format but our daily ride's a 1969 VW Beetle so it's the only option if we want an alternative to Kerrang. Our cassette collection's huge but we regularly change our 1970s revolving (rock the) Cass-bar to keep our road trips interesting.
A car boot seller gave us this for free. I think he thought we were mad for being so enamoured of it.
|1960s red suede suit (£4.20, eBay), 1960s suede & patent knee high boots (Kerrang K-Boot), Strangeways, Here We Come (bought in 1987)|
I don't just listen to retro sounds, I love anything sung with a passion from heavy metal to hip hop. I might wear old clothes but I'm not stuck in a time warp.
I was thrilled to be featured on Jill's blog yesterday, thanks babe.