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John Lee Hooker

THE COUNTRY BLUES OF JOHN LEE HOOKER

CRAFT RECORDINGS

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Back in August 1994, in the wake of the chaotic, violent
The Long Live Vinyl team’s favourite records from 1994
From the moment Oasis were spotted by Creation Records boss Alan McGee as the support act at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in May 1993, their rise looked unstoppable.Debut album Definitely Maybe is a seven-million-selling classic. But, speaking to key contributors, John Earls discovers how it could have been so very different…
NEWS
Dinked is a powerhouse collective of indie record shops complete with its own series of collectable new releases
Long Live Vinyl’s essential picks for the month ahead
Our new album is…
All Families Are Psychotic. A brilliant novel by Douglas Coupland, and Simon feels no shame pilfering it as a heading for this piece, as Coupland himself borrowed a Smiths song title for his book Girlfriend In A Coma
Back in the day it was popular music’s most magical artefact, nowadays the 45 looks to be on the verge of extinction
With their snipped-off corners and shop stickers, records have the power to trigger memories. Go tell that to the daytime TV decluttering guru
The band’s reissue campaign offers up more vinyl treats
The number of 7-inches in Tim Claydon’s collection
Luaka Bop releases a historic compilation of 70s secular
ORANGE
Our pick of the new vinyl releases
Currently putting together the release of a rare concert recording on vinyl, our faithful columnist has pulled out all his favourite live albums for inspiration
As his collection grows, more shelving is fast becoming Tim’s priority
TALKING HEADS
12 tracks on the Long Live Vinyl turntable this month
Post-rock heroes revisit a pair of early albums
Heavy Rapids have been named winners of the Record
Circular groove-based collaboration that takes you on a journey
The erstwhile Sex Pistols bassist and Rich Kids frontman is currently on tour in support of his solo record, Good To Go. He shares 10 of his favourite albums with Dave Steinfeld
“Both surprised and heartened that he Cranberries chose
Jeff Buckley is pictured here on stage at Lowlands
FEATURES
We catch up with Barry Hyde from The Futureheads to find out more about his love of The Velvet Underground man’s divisive and harrowing third album. By Felix Rowe
With Pixies now more settled than at any time since Bossanova, excellent new album Beneath The Eyrie sees the band conjure up more mythical folk tales and songs about (possibly) werewolves. John Earls meets Black Francis to hear about his quest for authenticity, how it’s possible to care too much and the importance of believing your children…
Infest The Rats’ Nest is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 14th album in nine years. It’s also by a distance their heaviest: a thrash metal assault that’s wildly different from the boogie-heavy Fishing For Fishies, released in April. Daniel Dylan Wray meets the Australian band’s frontman Stu Mackenzie to find out how they keep up their prodigious output and whether there are more releases coming in 2019…
The sudden rise of the enigmatic WH Lung shows no signs of slowing. Jonathan Wright catches up with the band to find out where they’re at, and where they’re going
There are very few doomy, dysfunctional post-punk guitar bands that publicist Mick Houghton hasn’t worked with over the course of his illustrious career. Gary Tipp checks in
The covers of Oasis’ first three albums became as iconic and memorable as the songs Noel Gallagher crafted. Teri Saccone meets the man who created them, photographer Michael Spencer Jones
On their third album, Talking Heads abandoned their minimalist art-punk sound for something much looser, darker and more intense. “The music had this disturbing hue to it”, remarked frontman David Byrne. Forty years on, Neil Crossley assesses the merits of this enduring masterpiece
Where pop meets shoegaze, often with ethereal, ghostly results. Daniel Dylan Wray gets deeply atmospheric
Sub Pop, the greatest grunge-exporter of them all, turns 30 this year. Gareth Murphy meets Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, the men behind the legendary Seattle label
REGULARS
Original mono pressings of The Velvets’ ‘Banana’ album are highly sought after, but they don’t come cheap
Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there’s ever been. It’s also, as Mark O’Shaughnessy explains, a complete minefield to collect
When the owners of a long-standing Dorset shop decided to close the doors, an Angel stepped in. Laura Williams explains
Drawing on a precious archive of field recordings, Beating Heart’s mission is to preserve the music of Africa for future generations. Chris Parkin listens in
REVIEWS
It’s the first time on vinyl for this historic set from 1969 that captures the post-John Cale incarnation of the cult band in spectacular live form. Gary Tipp’s life is saved by rock & roll
EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP/ DOTS AND LOOPS/ COBRA AND PHASES
THE COUNTRY BLUES OF JOHN LEE HOOKER
EVERYTHING HITS AT ONCE
SCIENCE AND NATURE/THE SINGLES
RICEBOY SLEEPS
The Supersonics
JOLLIFICATION
THE MODERN LOVERS
400 MILES FROM L.A. 1955-56
JAMBÚ E OS MÍTICOS SONS DA AMAZÔNIA
VERSION GALORE
HYMN TO THE IMMORTAL WIND
1974-76/CHANCE VERSUS CAUSALITY
BLACKHEART MAN
INSPIRATION INFORMATION
MEMÓRIA DAS ÁGUAS
After the success of 2017’s Weather Diaries, Ride’s spectacular comeback continues with the band emboldened enough to embrace experimentation. John Earls takes it all in
TWELVE NUDES
INFEST THE RATS’ NEST
ANIMA
THE SLP
THE CENTER WON’T HOLD
CALA
HOTEL LAST RESORT
FROM HERE
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF… P.P. ARNOLD
POWERS
404
WALLOP
NOTTINGHAM
ANIMATED VIOLENCE MILD
FOREVHER
NEON BROWN
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
I
TERMS OF SURRENDER
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
ANAK KO
BRAINDROPS
KIRI VARIATIONS
TO BE BEAUTIFUL
FOREVER TURNED AROUND
TOM GREIG
VIVIEN GOLDMAN
IGGY POP
DAVE HASLAM
An all-in-one deck, preamp and amplifier with Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs. Just add speakers
Cambridge Audio’s new amp is a great all-rounder at a nice price, as John Pickford attests
Presented with a fresh approach to turntable design, Paul Rigby reviews the iota Prima
By 1971, Marvin Gaye was sick of love songs and wanted to write about the realities of the world around him, as Gary Tipp discovers