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Why We Remember: Iconic Songs from the Early ’70s That Still Resonate

By Jason | Sep 24, 2023

The early 1970s were a magical time for music, an era that birthed some of the most enduring anthems and artists of all time. While some musicians from this period enjoyed sustained success, others gave us single unforgettable songs that left an indelible impact. This post pays homage to those songs from 1970-1975 that captured…

“Himig Natin” by Juan De La Cruz

By Jason | Sep 7, 2023

The Philippines, though not typically highlighted in mainstream rock history, birthed a number of rock gems during the 1970s. One such gem is “Himig Natin” by Juan De La Cruz, an album that encapsulated the spirit and voice of an era. With an original copy in my possession, let’s dive deep into the lore of…

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Fresh Spins: RECWALL – Pathologic

By Jason | Sep 6, 2023

Today’s post diverges a bit from our typical focus on classic albums, but for a fantastic reason. I want to introduce you to a friend of mine, Recwall, whose new album is out. You won’t find it here on Vinyl Tavern but I do know where you can score a copy. 🙂 Recwall’s new album…

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Remembering Jimmy Buffett: A Tribute to a Parrothead’s Journey

By Jason | Sep 2, 2023

My sister, a devoted Parrothead, has followed Jimmy Buffett’s music like a treasure map, attending countless concerts and embracing his music as a soundtrack to her adventures. Today, as we bid farewell to the legendary musician, we’re reminded of the profound influence he has had on the world of music. Jimmy Buffett’s name became synonymous…

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Quick-Spin With David Bowie

By Jason | Sep 1, 2023

David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was not just a musician but a cultural icon who left an indelible mark on the world of music, fashion, and art. Known for his androgynous style and ever-changing musical landscape, Bowie was a chameleon in the truest sense. Early Life Born on January 8, 1947, in Brixton, London,…


Metallica’s “The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited” — A Rare Find and a Tribute to Influences

By Jason | Aug 31, 2023

In 1987, Metallica released a compact yet impactful extended play record that not only displayed their musical versatility but also became a collector’s item. Aptly priced and titled “The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited,” this album is a rare find these days, and for good reason. For a band known for its blistering original compositions,…

Jazz and Jazz-Funk: A Look Back at the Defining Albums of 1972

By Jason | Aug 30, 2023

The year 1972 was an exciting time in the world of jazz and jazz-funk. From improvisational mastery to groundbreaking rhythms, this year brought us an eclectic mix of albums that are still celebrated today. Let’s explore some of these defining works. The Albums: Miles Davis – “On the Corner”This album shook the jazz world with…

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Flashback: The Unforgettable Sound of 1972 in Pop and Rock Music

By Jason | Aug 29, 2023

1972 was a pivotal year in music, with groundbreaking albums that not only topped the charts but became cultural landmarks. From the glam of Bowie to the gritty blues of The Rolling Stones, let’s take a trip back to this seminal year in pop and rock. A Few Landmark Albums: The albums of 1972 were…

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Weekend Rock Essentials: Classic to Obscure

By Jason | Aug 25, 2023

It’s Friday. You’ve got two days ahead to immerse yourself in some quality rock ‘n’ roll. If you’re looking for an audio journey through the golden eras of the ’70s and ’80s, you’re in the right place. The Essentials: For the Aficionados: If you think those albums are Basic 101, here’s a deeper dive into…

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Making The Grade: Why Grading Vinyl Is Important

By Jason | Aug 24, 2023

Hey friends, If you’ve ever shopped for used vinyl records, you’ve probably come across terms or labels like “Mint”, “Very Good” or “VG+.” These aren’t just random labels; they’re part of a grading system that helps you understand the condition of the vinyl and its sleeve. Here at Vinyl Tavern, we believe in the importance…


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