I have been an avid record collector for more than 30 years, and few things give me as much pleasure as listening to vinyl. Even better is listening to a record that has been cleaned thoroughly, an important step to preserve LPs and to enjoy optimal fidelity. There’s a lot of music hidden in those […]


The Internet has opened up a new world market for record and CD collectors, where one can search for any LP by U2, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, or import CDs by Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles or Grateful Dead. If you want it, chances are you can find it. Websites such as eBay, Amazon.com and […]


Julian Cope – “Fried”

by TW on April 5, 2009

Under license from Universal Music, Vinyl Lovers Records brings us the infamous second solo record from Julian Cope, Fried.  I use the word “infamous” because Fried marks the point at which Cope began to find himself at odds with major record labels.  In fact, Fried’s lack of attention by the record-buying public caused Mercury Records […]