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  • Record Store Day 2019 at Casbah Records

    Here we go- our list of titles that we expect to have in stock for Record Store Day 2019 on Saturday 13th April. We will be open from 10am, so get down early for those limited releases! There will be a queue, but happily we British love a good queue so there should be no trouble there. No queue-jumping, gouging or kicking, or we will set Florence on you… and nobody wants to see that! 😉 As with all previous years, it is first-come-first-served and only one copy of each title per per…

  • Top Shelf Chic!

    Top Shelf Chic: The wonderful world and style of vintage glamour magazines... Anyone who has ever delved into the vintage glamour scene of the 1960s and 70s will not need telling that they are a million miles away from their modern tacky and mind-numbingly boring counterparts! It may come as a shock and something of a pleasant surprise to some to discover that the 60s reader got a lot more for their 2/6 than the usual array of half-dressed models in soft focus. Playboy, Penthouse and our ver…

  • A Trivia-Fest For All Dylan-Heads!

    Impress your friends in the pub with these fascinating Dylan facts, brought to you by our own unrivalled Dylan fan… Alice was truly in her wonderland with this one! We take a closer look at the cover of Bob Dylan's 'Bringing It All Back Home', which features Daniel Kramer's iconic photograph. Lots of fascinating details to be uncovered here! GNAOUA GNAOUA, the single-issue literary magazine produced by poet Ira Cohen in the spring of 1964, sits on the mantlepiece. Created while…

  • The Ones That Got Away

    Jessie Baylin, 'Strawberry Wind' New West Records, 2018. I'm as guilty as anyone of letting Strawberry Wind slip under the radar! It should have been in my albums of the year, without a doubt. I was playing it through the other day and it's an absolute gem of a record. Full of hooks and great melodies. Tracks like 'In The Summertime' and 'Dream Catcher. invoke a woozy classic Sixties pop mixed with easy/bacharach style. The general vibe is of childlike wonderment at the world and if yo…

  • I Can't Believe We've Still Got These!

    Here we celebrate some cult underground gems and some plain old classics, which for some inexplicable reason are still around... The Sallyangie, 'Children Of The Sun' A must have for any fans of British acid folk from the halycon days of the late Sixties. Recorded by brother and sister Sally and Mike Oldfield, this LP has some stunning melodies and guitar playing. Sally Oldfield's vocals are beautifully sung in a 'she could only be from England' style and the guitar playing from brothe…