Newtown Record Fair March 2020 – Black Tigers playlist

Newtown Record Fair March 2020 - Black Tiger Deejays playlist

Newtown Record Fair March 2020 – Black Tiger Deejays playlist – check out Ands’ rockin’ playlist shared with us last weekend!

There were LOTS of nods to Andy Weatherall, legend deejay responsible for so many of the tracks we danced to in the 90s and more. RIP Andy…


1. Barry Woolnough – Great Spirit Father In The Sky (Mix 1)

2. The Liminanas – Garden Of Love (Mardi Mouille Andrew Weatherall mix)

3. James – JAM J (James vs Sabres Of Paradise – Arena Dub / Amphetamine Pulsate)

4. Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch (Beatless Mix)

5. David Holmes feat Sarah Cracknell – Gone (First Night Without Charge / Two Lone Swordsmen mix)

6. Sabres Of Paradise – Wilmot 1

7. Colourbox – Looks Like We’re Shy One Horse

8. Lee Perry and the Full Experiences – Disco Devil (Extended Version)

9. Missing Scientists – Big City Bright Lights

10. The Asphodells – A Love From Outer Space (Version 2)

11. Primal Scream – Loaded (Terry Farley mix)

12. Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me

13. Padded Cell – Far Beneath London

14. My Bloody Valentine – Soon (Andrew Weatherall mix)

15. JBC – We Love You (The Great Awakening)

16. Jagwar Ma – The Time & Space Machine Uncertainty Dub

17. A Certain Ratio – Flight

18. William Onyeabor – When The Going Is Smooth and Good

19. Jacques Renault – Pianos On The Beach

20. The Clash – Police & Thieves

21. Link Wray and his Ray Men – 5-10-15-20 (Can Your Monkey Do The Dog)

22. The Fall – Totally Wired

23. The Cramps – New Kind Of Kick

24. Gun Club – Sex Beat

25. Charlie Feathers – Jungle Fever

26. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun

27. Ultramarine – Weird Gear

28. L’epee – Une Lune Entrange

29. Shocking Blue – Send Me A Postcard

30. Shadows Of Knight – Shake

31. Baby Huey and the Babysitters – Hard Times

32. Allah Las – Busman’s Holiday

33. The Mar-keys – Last Night

34. The Frantics – Werewolf

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Each month features local vinyl record sellers with over 20,000 new and secondhand vinyl for sale, vinyl only deejays, a full craft beer bar, yummy restaurant and dog/kid friendly surrounds. What’s not to love? Oh and it’s always free entry.
From 11am-4pm in the back beer garden of the Bank Hotel 🏨 – see you there!

Les Baxter – Ports of Pleasure – Retro Exotica LP Love – Review

Les Baxter – Ports of Pleasure – Retro Exotica LP Love – Review

Ever imagined being a pirate in the South China Seas? Or performing the dance of the seven veils on top of an elephant in the dusk? Well Les Baxter has, because he created Ports of Pleasure just for you to practise to! Here is our review of the vinyl record LP

George Michael – His Last Christmas RIP


George Michael – His Last Christmas RIP

Another one bites the dust! George Michael was a flawed diamond but man did he give his all. Born in 1963, allegedly he has died just today, 25 December 2016, he was known for these three things:

  • Wham (80s dance pop outfit)
  • His solo career
  • His sexuality

And we LOVE him for all of them. Before you cast aspersions, just remember that this guy sold more than 80 MILLION albums in his time. That deserves big kudos.

Wham (80s dance pop outfit)

Fantastic, the bands’ first album, was released in 1983 and includes Club Tropicana (below via Vevo), Young Guns and Wham Rap! It went No. 1 and had multiple top ten hits. Imagine this happening to you as a teenager?

Their second album, Make It Big, went No. 1 on the US charts, including No. 1 hits Wake me Up Before You Go Go, Freedom.

In his copious amounts of spare time (not), George also contributed background vocals to David Cassidy’s The Last Kiss (1985) and Elton John’s Nikita and Wrap Her Up (1985).

His solo career

Although Careless Whisper was his first solo hit (1984), this was released during his time with Wham. Post-Wham, his first biggie was a duet with Aretha Franklin I Knew You Were Waiting. His effortless (well, that’s how it appeared to us the punters) collab with other huge global stars was another angle on his ability to not take himself too seriously, when millions were doing the exact opposite.

He won a Grammy for this one with Aretha.

In 1987 Faith was released, with George writing and producing every track on the album. I Want Your Sex was the lead track from this album but I honestly feel that every track from this album is worthy of exploration. I Want Your Sex is not about casual sex (George’s words), but not everyone else thought so. When introducing the song on American Top 40, host Casey Kasem, referred to it as “the new single by George Michael”. Go George! His creative work is really only an expression of his desire – how everyone else took it is up to them.

I Want Your Sex – such a strong, directional song!

His sexuality

Fast Love – such a smooth, sexy song! Watch here.

My Viyl Revolution - George Michael - Fast Love lyrics

George’s sexuality was a matter for himself of course, but his public journey to his own awareness of his sexuality was something that we watched from the media circus. How would you have managed coming out from one of the most successful 80s outfits?

I have no idea how I could have done what he did, and the more he got into trouble with the law (engaging in lewd acts in Cali loos with policemen, 1998, arrested for possession of dope, 2006), the more I liked him.

You see, George is only human. He has foibles like the rest of us and I would only hope that I had the grace and humour to take the piss outta myself if that ever happened to me.

Rest In Peace George, you have done a fantastic job and lived your life on your own terms.

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Vinyl Art by Comus


Written by @myvinylrevolution

Hi Everyone! My Vinyl Revolution here, blogging about vinyl cover art and the artists, designers and sometimes even the musicians who make them an art form.

Electronic musicians and Kraftwerk fans should prick up their ears for this blog article. Organisation were a German Krautrock band with three (future) members of Kraftwerk making experimental bleeps and twaddles. Don’t get me wrong, I like this album but more for the vinyl art than the music

Mingering Mike – the story of a digger who found gold


Mingering Mike – the story of a digger who found gold

How did a soul star, who released over 100 albums, just disappear? The story of Mingering Mike, whose career spanned from 1968-77, highlights the power of vinyl as art.

This story has all the elements of a good vinyl mystery:

  • Cratedigger
  • Jail
  • Drugs, guns, murder
  • Flea markets!

Read this wonderful story here:

…and here’s where you can find details of the exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

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Cats + Vinyl + Internet = Lots of fun!

Who would ever have thought that cats and vinyl are such a good match? And how they are ruling instagram at the moment? Check out these sassy pussycats below, who have legions of fans liking every post!

Why not add photos of your vinyl cat onto our @myvinylrev instagram fee, @myvinylrevolution Facebook page or other social media accounts (Pinterest, G+, Twitter, YouTube) – we would love to see them!

They are even selling merchandise for the page