This page is meant to be a general guide to not just what bands/artists I’m interested in, but also what formats I’m interested in buying. It is not exhaustive, simply because there is so much I’m potentially interested in, that I’d be here for the next 30 years cataloging it.
First of all, I’m only interested in buying vinyl, so if you have an 8 track collection (!!), or a CD collection, then it’s not for me.
I will buy the following:
- Vinyl albums in single or gatefold sleeves
- Numbered or limited edition issues (e.g. perhaps with a poster or prints)
- Coloured vinyl releases
- Picture discs
- Shaped picture discs or coloured vinyl
- 12” singles in picture sleeves (numbered, limited edition, coloured, shaped, pic disc)
- 7” singles in picture sleeves (numbered, limited edition, coloured, shaped, pic disc)
- Any first pressing
- Promo, demo or acetates
As I have mentioned in other parts of the site, I am only interested in buying the following types of music:
- Rock and Prog Rock– from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, passing through Queen, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Guns n Roses, Black Sabbath, The Who, Rainbow, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Metallica, Foo Fighters, U2, Rush, Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Muse, Biffy Clyro, Bowie, AC/DC, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Radiohead, faith No More, Kiss, Motorhead, Pink Floyd, ELP, Focus, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Marillion, Genesis, Yes, Hawkwind, Jethro Tull, The Nice…. well, you get the picture!
- Punk – from the Adverts to X-Ray Specs, calling at the Sex Pistols, The Dammed, The Stranglers, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, The Clash, Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers, The Ruts, The Members, Toy Dolls, Cockney Rejects, Wire, The Buzzcocks, UK Subs, Television, Crass, The Exploited, Generation X, The Fall, 999, Joy Division, The Jam, Chelsea, Swell Maps, The Rezillos and oh! So many more.
- Grunge – from Alice in Chains to White Stripes, stopping at Bush, Courtney Love, Dogstar, Everclear, Feeder, Foo Fighters, Gumball, Hole, L7, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, TAD, Green Day, Sonic Youth, Green River, Dinosaur Jnr, Screaming Trees, Melvins, and anything on the Sub Pop singles club.
- Britpop – this is obviously open to interpretation, but let’s include bands such as Oasis, Blur, Pulp, The Verve, Suede, Elastica, Supergrass, Ash, The Stone Roses, Sleeper, Ocean Colour Scene, The Charlatans, Cast, The Bluetones, Shed Seven, Kula Shaker, Stereophonics, Coldplay, Travis, manic Street Preachers, James, Embrace, Super Furry Animals, Lush, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, Primal Scream, Gene, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, The Smiths, Morrissey and many, many others.