Record Collector - Issue 559 Jul 2024

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Issue 559 Jul 2024


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july 2024



COVER STORY BRITPOP - We explore every aspect of the most miunderstood music genre/era ever. The albums that still stand up 30 years on, the key singles, the  records’ collectability today, what it was like to be in a Britpop band, the new wave of Britpoppers, Britpop’s impact on the period’s rock and dance music, what Britpop stars think of the era today, an Oasis discog... It’s all here!
MARC ALMOND - Forty-three years since Tainted Love topped the charts and 42 since his solo career began, the former Soft Cell man still has creative avenues left to explore, health and the prospect of a fruit garden permitting
BON JOVI - Back with a new album fronting the band that bears his name, Jon Bon Jovi is greying gracefully, while befriending Bruce Springsteen and lambasting Donald Trump
CROWDED HOUSE - At peace with the ever-changing way people consume music, Neil Finn and friends continue to be fuelled by a passion for their new songs as well as a love of revisiting their many past glories
THE O’JAYS - An impassioned case for why this Philly soul institution hit their imperial phase in 1972-73, creating work that deserves to be up there with the greatest R&B ever made
JOE PERNICE - With and without his brother, this Massachusetts songwriter has built up a diverse and often brilliant body of work, which he looks back on album by album
FROM THE VAULTS - Reissues and box sets from David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Margo Guryan and Spiritualized are reviewed
NEW ALBUMS - John Grant, Linda Thompson and Dirty Three have their new waxings dissected among many others
BOOKS - by John Foxx and Tim Booth, and about Billy Childish and Bruce Springsteen
LIVES - Performances by Paloma Faith, The Zutons and Focus witnessed in the flesh