The Rare David Bowie Records That Collectors Desperately Want
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by Adam Leadbeater
2M ago
David Bowie is universally recognised as a cultural icon, who continually pushed boundaries in his art. He is known for his experimentation in both music and fashion, and for his thoughtful reflections on life. As well as his cultural influence, Bowie’s commercial success was huge. During his lifetime, he created a total of eleven chart-topping albums, selling over 140 million records worldwide. As a cult-status artist, and one of the most adored musicians of the twentieth century, a number of his records have naturally become collectors’ items. A selection of his most valuable records are wor ..read more
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22 Weirdest Rap Lyrics Of All Time
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by Michael Sandford
2M ago
It’s not often that rappers venture into the realm of the bizarre. But every now and then, they come out with some truly weird lyrics. From strange flexes and take-downs, to random quips, this list highlights some of the weirdest rap lyrics of all time. These are some of the funniest, strangest bars in the rap game. Let’s dive in and get strange with these weird rap lines. Missy Elliott, ‘Let it Bump’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjXvRpPIUlA&pp=ygUcTWlzc3kgRWxsaW90dCwgJ0xldCBpdCBCdW1wJw%3D%3DVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Let It Bump (https://www.youtube.com/watch ..read more
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10 Of the Best-Engineered Albums Of All Time
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by Archie Pearson
4M ago
Every audiophile knows that great sound engineering is not bound by genre. From new wave, to hip-hop, to folk rock, the true connoisseur of sound can appreciate any expertly crafted record. Great songwriting is, of course, always the essential foundation to the greatest albums. But making those songs sound great in the studio – the art of sound engineering – is almost as important. Covering a wide spectrum of genres and sound engineering styles, this list celebrates a selection of the most sonically rewarding albums of all time. Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985) Engineer: Dave ..read more
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The Rare Led Zeppelin Records That Now Sell for Big Bucks
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by Adam Leadbeater
4M ago
Led Zeppelin have always been regarded as innovators within the realms of rock music, combining hippie mysticism, acoustic folk, and deafening power chords full of distortion. Their album artwork has been similarly notable, with the band responsible for some of the most iconic and striking album cover designs of the 60s and 70s. This was partly guided by guitarist Jimmy Page’s influence – he was a keen painter, and attended art college. The band’s cultural significance certainly contributes to the desirability of their vinyl back-catalogue. But this is bolstered by the fact that the band were ..read more
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10 Rare & Valuable Records From The 60s
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by Adam Leadbeater
5M ago
The 60s is one of the most cherished decades in the history of music. It was a decade that spawned endless musical experimentation, ground-breaking production, and some of the greatest songs ever written. It’s not a surprise, then, that some of the most coveted and most valuable records of all time were produced in the 60s. Whether for their unique cover art, cultural significance, and their scarcity, a number of 60s records are deemed to be of significant value, and are highly coveted by collectors and fans. These records hold not only sentimental value, but also have huge monetary value, wit ..read more
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10 Most Controversial Musicians Of All Time
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by Archie Pearson
5M ago
Some of the greatest musicians and singers are also the most controversial. From pop stars, to gangsta rappers, to metal bands, controversy is not confined to a single genre. And as many of the artists on this list demonstrate, controversy often helps to build and sustain the legacy of an artist. Whether because of their politics or personal dramas, these artists have often been in the limelight. They create a sense of intrigue that keeps their fans, their haters, and the media talking. Let’s find out more about some of the most controversial musicians of all time. Morrissey With a song about ..read more
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10 Rappers You Didn’t Know Are Jewish
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by Adam Leadbeater
5M ago
Every artist is shaped by their upbringing, their life experiences, and in many cases, religious faith. The rap scene is no different. Many high profile rappers address their cultural and religious experience in both their lyrics, and in interviews. In this article, we’ll hear from some of the most famous rappers who have been influenced by their Jewish roots. Let’s jump in and find out more about ten Jewish rappers you didn’t know are Jewish. 10. Nissim Black Israeli rapper, songwriter and record producer Nissim Black began life under the stage name D. Black and released his debut album The ..read more
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Why Does Eminem Call Himself “Slim Shady?”
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by Michael Sandford
5M ago
Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, often goes by the alias “Slim Shady.” Eminem’s 2000 hit ‘The Real Slim Shady’ introduced the world to his “Slim Shady” alias, and since then, anyone who is into rap music has been well aware of both Eminem and his alter ego. So, who is Slim Shady, and why does Eminem use that name? What Does Slim Shady mean? Slim Shady is the alter ego of Eminem, representing the dark side of his personality. The meaning of the name “Slim Shady” is simple. “Slim” refers to Eminem’s physical build, and “Shady” refers to the character’s hidden, dark, and dishonest perso ..read more
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10 Rare & Valuable Rolling Stones Vinyl Records
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by Adam Leadbeater
5M ago
A number of Rolling Stones vinyl records are very valuable today, and have become collectors items. From humble beginnings, amidst the backdrop of Beatlemania, the English quartet forged themselves a path throughout the 60s music scene and beyond. The Stones went on to become one of the greatest rock acts of all-time, adored for generations by music lovers across the world. Today, there are a select number of rare vinyl records to the Rolling Stones’ name – with demos, promos and obscure pressings commanding big prices for collectors. Read on to find out more about the rarest and most valuable ..read more
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10 Most Valuable 78 RPM Records (Extremely Rare)
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by Adam Leadbeater
6M ago
This article examines some of the most valuable 78 RPM records in the world today. In the early days of vinyl, records were played at many speeds, with 78 RPM and 10” having their heydey in the 1920s. Following the Second World War, the use of 10” 78 RPMs began to decline as 7” singles (33 1⁄3 RPM) and 12” LPs (45 RPM) became the industry standard. In particular, rare 1920s and 1930s blues records on labels such as Vocalion and Paramount along with Gennett and Okeh, in original ‘like new’ condition have become highly desirable to collectors. Due to the relatively steep decline of 78 RPM record ..read more
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