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Record Collector
Today’s
the day our latest issue hits the newsstands. With a loud, groaning thud,
because the cover features a devilish Black
Sabbath
, the original
thunderous metal quartet. Our story probes their links with Beelzebub… and the
heavy engineering industry of the Midlands. The two things are connected, you
might be surprised to hear. Who’da thought it? Also on offer, those smart young
kingpins of The Mod
Revival
, now back in
favour in the concert halls and causing gentlemen of a certain age to extract
large wads of wonga from their mohair suits when confronted by the right
rarities. As do The Fleur De
Lys
, who speak to
us about their crazy career teetering on the verge of making it in the mod-psych
60s. We have a Canterbury double-header in the shape of Mont
Campbell
and
Caravan, stalwarts who
may not have caressed the charts much but who definitely tickled the ears. We
bring you Emitt
Rhodes
, one of the
Great Lost Songwriters, and have a frank chat to Status
Quo
, who never
managed to find some Great Lost Chords. Plus there’s Bowie, Robin
Trower, James Taylor Quartet, Chris Frantz,
etc… I’m
starting to feel like Jools Holland making a particularly lengthy announcement
here, so I’ll shut up.

I feel
slightly pathetic (no change there, then) even mentioning this, but for some
reason this has had us all chuckling at
RC’s house of
fun:
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/02/25/living-on-a-prayer-goat-edition/.
I guess it goes nicely with our
feature about the Horn’ed One… we need more goats in rock.

Hope
all’s well with you and you’re crossing plenty of titles off that cussed wants
list. I once heard a tale about a
Bing
Crosby
collector who,
when he passed away, left his treasure to a rival hoarder. I like to think
that’s a true story, although perhaps the rival actually wasn’t a fan of Bing…
now that’s nasty.

Have a
great week

Best


IanMcCannSig

Ian McCann, Editor Record Collector

 

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