Obsession #1: Coloured & Picture Disc Vinyl

This is the first in a possible ongoing series dealing with particular 'obsessions' I have. These obsessions could be music formats, consoles, bands, directors, genres, eras etc.

I am a bit of a collector, not as crazy as some out there - due mostly to a lack of money - but I do collect a fair bit and have a love for owning things - especially with music, having never bought a digital download - so the first obsession I would like to go into is vinyl, but not vinyl as a whole but in particular coloured or picture disc vinyl.

Vinyl is the ultimate musical object, a musical fetish. For those who are old enough vinyl signals memories, nostalgia, childhood. It also suggests a process of listening that for the most part has gone, the placing of the needle, the crackle showing a well loved record, the cleaning of the vinyl etc. Included are pictures of my collection of coloured and picture disc vinyl.

RoboCop remake teaser video

A new RoboCop is currently in the works and as far as I'm aware this is the first teaser to be released, an OmniCorp advertisement... Somehow I doubt the remake could surpass the amazing original 1987 version by Paul Verhoeven but hey, let's just hope it's at least better than all the awful RoboCop sequels that are out there.

According to the imdb page this remake is currently in the pre-production phase and is to feature Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson and Hugh Laurie!? It will be directed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha who is most famous for 2007's Elite Squad and its 2010 sequel Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

See below for Elite Squad and original RoboCop trailers...

'Your move creep'

REVIEW: The Walker Brothers - Everything Under The Sun

Format: 5 CD Boxset
Label: Polydor
Year: 2006 (featuring recordings between 1965-1978)

I first got into The Walker Brothers through listening to Scott Walker's incredible solo work and I have to be honest before getting this box set I didn't think there was much to The Walker Brothers as a group and as a separate entity... I was all about Scott! The Walker Brothers just seemed so sugary and almost kitsch... and I guess they still are but I feel now, having listened to all of their tracks (all are included here... literally Everything Under The Sun!) I can put The Walker Brothers into a context and have a better understanding of their relevance in the music industry, within pop culture and also get an understanding of the birth of Scott Walker as a solo artist.

The Drift to be reissued on vinyl

One of my all time favourite albums is to receive a vinyl reissue on July 10th, Scott Walker's 2006 release The Drift... an amazing album that I will post a review of soon. I imagine this is to coincide with a new album that is (hopefully) to be released within the next 12 months on 4AD.

Posted 8th July 2012

Devo Doc. Kickstarter

The Devo Doc Kickstarter has already passed it's $25,000 goal 32 days before backing will end!
Well done to all involved, cannot wait to see how it turns out.

Duty Now!

Posted 6th July 2012
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