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  • This exclusive monthly mail-out gives you a glimpse into our wonderful world. Expect to find Casbah Records insights into rare vinyl gems, under-the-radar records and everything music-related that we love!Casbah Records of the Year!Its that time of the year again where we spend many many hours debating the best of the year’s releases! Tough decisions were made to whittle the list down to our top ten, but we love all of these records and hope you do too. Think we’ve missed anything out? Come in…

  • Read on for G's latest fascinating finds from the World Wide Web! CULT CLASSIC:  ‘MAGIC LADY’ MANDY MORTON & SPRIGUNS Every now and again you stumble on an album that’s so good that, once discovered, you have to ask yourself “where has this been all my life and why didn’t I know about it?” In this instance, I’m referring to ‘Magic Lady’ by Mandy Morton & Spriguns. As a teenager growing up in the 70s, I was drawn to the folk rock of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, John Ma…

  • Praise Yourselves

    A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS WHO MADE IT DOWN TO THE SHOP YESTERDAY AND FOR ALL THE GOOD LUCK MESSAGES. ANOTHER WINNER, IN FACT ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE WE’VE EVER DONE. MASSIVE THANKS TO THE FAB CHIARA FOR BRINGING US SOME GREAT ENTERTAINMENT. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE QUIZ WINNER; IN CASE ANYONE WAS WONDERING THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WAS; 'GIVE THE ANARCHIST A CIGARETTE'. WE MANAGED TO RAISE £200 FOR OUR TWO GOOD CAUSES. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A TICKET. LETS HOPE NEXT YEAR WILL…

  • ‘Missed by the Masses’: Susan James, 'Sea Glass'

    Recorded in 2015 then reissued on vinyl in 2019, Susan James’s ‘Sea Glass’ is a Californian peach of a record which hasn’t reached the audience it deserves. James teamed up with High Llama Sean O’Hagan to help with the musical vision and arrangements and together they produced an absolute gem of a record. Susan herself calls the style a “California hybrid of melodic psychedelic folk rock” and that’s spot on! From the opening track ‘Poseidon’s Daughter’ to ‘Hey Julianne’ we’re treated to som…

  • DRACULA AD 1972: “The count is back, with an eye for London’s young blood!”

    …So ran the rather lurid tag line from London’s billboards in 1972! The film was initially inspired by the story of the Highgate vampire—a media sensation of the time involving disturbed tombs and grave robbing in Highgate cemetery. Hammer films decided for Christopher Lee’s sixth and penultimate outing as the count that the franchise needed updating to the present. And so, with the help of some young fresh blood in the shapely form of upcoming starlets Stephanie Beacham, Caroline Munroe, a…

  • Casbah's Top Four 'Unhip' Albums That We Love

    This month sees the publication of an excellent new book entitled 100 Unhip Albums That We Should Learn to Love. Seeking to reappraise formerly ignored or derided albums, it makes the case for the unfashionable with examples from Van der Graaf Generator to David Essex, 10CC, Wings, and beyond. A refreshingly new idea, we thought, so by way of tribute, here are some of our choices ripe for critical makeover! 1. Cat Stevens – Foreigner Upon it’s release in 1973, Foreigner was greeted …

  • 23rd March 2020 - Takeaway Service Compulsory!

    Sad to say that for obvious reasons we now feel compelled to shut the shop as of this evening for an indefinite period (hopefully not for too long!). We will be loading as much stock as we possibly can onto our Discogs page, including new releases and plenty of new additions to our vintage vinyl as well- so please keep checking out our facebook page for our top picks! If you see anything you like then you can buy directly from our Discogs [https://www.discogs.com/user/CasbahRecords], or get i…

  • Black Friday RSD event!

    Hey there pop pickers! We'll be stocking a cool selection of limited releases for the Black Friday mini Record Store Day event. Here's a run down of some of the artists we'll have: ********************* SLIPKNOT, LOU REED, ALICE COOPER, THE DOORS, THE JB'S, THE HOLD STEADY, HERBIE HANCOCK, MILES DAVIS (two different titles), NAS, EDAN (U.S 60's psych/soul), KINGS OF LEON, PEARL JAM, ELVIS, JEFF BUCKLEY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, HENDRIX, JOE SATRIANI, ARCADE FIRE, U2, THE COMET IS COMING, JAME…

  • Ten Films That Inspired Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’

    In honour of the 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood' soundtrack to the Tarantino film, which was released last week, and in celebration of our new window display inspired by the film, here we have collected our pick of the Ten films that inspired 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'... Enjoy! 1. Cactus Flower Frothy Rom-Com featuring Walter Matthau’s straight, middle-aged man romancing and seeing life anew from Goldie Hawn’s fresh, flower child perspective. She also happens to work in a groovy loc…

  • It's All In A Name

    Hard to imagine it these days, but back in the late Sixties and early Seventies many artists had a cushy little sideline performing hits of the day for compilations on budget labels such as Top Of The Pops, Saga, Rediffusion and Hallmark. There was also a craze for making uncredited guest appearances on friend’s records, mainly due to record company rules at the time. Was that not Mick Jagger in the background on Carly Simon’s 'You're So Vain'? Isn't that Rod singing lead on 'In A Broken Drea…