Record Collector - Issue 531 May 2022

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Issue 531 May 2022

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may 2022 


BOWIE/ROXY - Releasing their debut albums on the same day in 1972, these two revolutionary British acts changed the face of British pop on trajectories that often seemed interwined and inextricably linked. We travel back to the year they both strutted imperiously onto the scene  
ELVIS COSTELLO - Riding high on a long-overdue return to the Top 10, and about to go back on tour, Mr MacManus tells us why, after 45 years in the game, he’s still learning
RECORD SHOP BAGS - Far more than merely functional, the humble store-branded bag is an oft-ignored but cherished part of the shopping experience. We delve into its history
PAUL NICHOLAS - Long before sitcom fame, the man who played Vince on Just Good Friends was a star of 60s musicals and, briefly but brightly, a 70s pop heartthrob
JOBOXERS - In 1983, a curious Anglo-American mob clad in docker chic ramraided the charts, then vanished off the radar just as quickly. Now they’re back on the beat
FLAMIN’ GROOVIES The maverick, shapeshifting 60s garage rebels turned punk inspiration tell their turbulent tale ahead of a new UK tour
FROM THE VAULTS - Reissues and comps from Suicide, Marvin Gaye, Goldfrapp and more given a listen
NEW ALBUMS - Kurt Vile, Kevin Morby, Belle & Sebastian, Bloc Party and Warpaint are among new LPs reviewed
BOOKS - New tomes include a magnificent new book from our own Bob Stanley