Record Collector - Issue 556 Apr 2024

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Issue 556 Apr 2024


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APRIL 2024


FREAK SCENE - As the late 60s turned into the early 70s, like-minded souls in West London’s bohemian enclaves gravitated together to a place where festivals were free and minds could expand. The likes of Miles, Dave Brock, Paul Rudolph and Edgar Broughton remember it well...
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - An audience with Jim Reid as he and his brother reunite for their first album in seven years
DANNY BAKER - As the much-loved broadcaster prepares to auction off his record collection, Bob Stanley asks: Why?!
THE BLUES COME TO BRITAIN - With help from eye witnesses, we relive the day when legends of American Blues thrilled a generation from a disused UK railway platform
ELBOW - Guy Garvey and friends explain how they rediscovered their upbeat side, and sense of humour, on an ebullient new album
SAY SHE SHE - Meet the Anglo-American trio carving out a reputation as a conscious girl-group for a genre-agnostic generation
EARTH - How slow can you go? Their contemporaries on the Seattle grunge scene had no idea, but Dylan Carlson’s pioneering brand of dronecore would be hugely influential
RED ROCKERS - They hoped to be an American Clash, befriended Jello Biafra but ended up opening for U2. What went wrong?
FROM THE VAULTS - Reissues from Manic Street Preachers, Nico, Robin Trower... and the obligatory Bowie disc
NEW ALBUMS - The arrival of English Teacher and the return of Ride and Dee C Lee are among the notable releases
BOOKS - Focus on Simon Reynolds’ new book plus Pulp and Luke Haines volumes
SINGLES - New or reissued 45s and EPs by The Mirage, Cuban Boys and Suede
LIVES - Shows by Extreme, Sweet and ABC are among those RC gig-goers enjoyed