Why do I enjoy record shopping? Entering a record shop is like walking into a huge exhibition of the best and worst music design and packaging from the last half a century. The difference being that the filtering of the collection is up to each shop, a democratic selection based on local tastes and trends, [...]
Dottores Kranky Disco Band – ‘Street Beat ’79′ (Space Disco Craftworx Inc.) 2006. 12″ picture disc in PVC sleeve, bargain bin find. What I like about this is that most of the picture just looks like a normal record but then you have a woman lying across it and a fly on the reverse.
Aids Wolf – Dustin’ Off The Sphynx – 7″ with fold-out screen-printed cover, insert and tape inlay flyer, Skin Graft Records, 2009. Bargain bin find. *I’ve decided to start a new offshoot of the Artifacts section just for records called Record Roulette. Increasingly I find myself buying records for their sleeves or packaging, regardless of [...]
Alan Titmash – Sexy Fart / Turgid Gabba, 7″ foldout cover, Blunt Force Trauma 2007. R.I.P. HMV
Saville Robots – AM-Trax / Robotic Daddy, 12″ in plastic screen printed sleeve, graphics by Insect (Luke or Paul?) 2002 Illicit Recordings