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Sub-Pop Collection Purchased

Posted on October 5, 2009
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Codeine Frigid Stars LP

Codeine Frigid Stars LP

VOTN has purchased a large Sub-Pop collection.  Unfortunately there's not any of the valuable early releases, but then there's not many of the mid-period releases that are so common, there's a good selection of the mid-90s releases that I rarely see e.g. Codeine Frigid Stars LP and singles, Pigeonhed LP, Sprinkler More Boy LP, Love Battery Far Gone red vinyl LP etc. I'm sure youve got the idea.

There's also many other grunge LPs from that era e.g. God Bullies, Poster Children, Treehouse etc.

Pretty much all of them are mint and all will be on the next newsletter/update.

Studs and Punks web site

Posted on October 1, 2009
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Studs and Punks web site

Studs and Punks web site

It's a year ago since I last wrote about the Studs and Punks web site. Then it had just started and was very basic, really just selling their merchandise. Now, it's a very impressive site with punk news, gigs, live and CD reviews, a forum and even a podcast. It's now a very impressive punk portal and just goes to show what can be done to a site in a short space of time with a lot of dedication.

Eccentric Sleeve Notes Zine/Site

Posted on September 29, 2009
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Eccentric Sleeve Notes

Eccentric Sleeve Notes

In the early 80s in Newcastle-upon-Tyne there were a few zines, but the one that was head and shoulders the best was undoubtedly the wonderfully titled Eccentric Sleeve Notes.

Edited by two lads who between them attended every gig I did, they interviewed both up and coming acts and some of the biggest bands. Such was the reputation of the magazine that Edwyn Collins, Feargal Sharkey etc. would happily grant them interviews.

When meeting people and them discovering I lived in Newcastle they'd often ask about the magazine.

Like all good things it came to an end in late 1984 after 8 issues. Steve Joyce went on to start up the Woosh! fanzine and club before starting the Lust label and Simon moved away.

A friend tipped me off about a site dedicated to the zine and it's excellent, brought back a lot of wonderful memories. Pay it a visit.

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