Year: 2017

Cassettes on the Comeback!!!!!!!!!!!!! or Not?

Over the past few years Vinyl sales have increased significantly around the world.  Whilst the production of vinyl albums has been enabled by the careful management and cannibalization of old machines, many of them manufactured in the 1970s, new record

Semaphore Fair – October 2017 – Wrap Up

Weather for the Semaphore Fair on the October long weekend was fantastic.  No rain or wind to hamper the unpacking and setup – always risky – and there is nothing worse than a good album cover with water damage.  Business

1967 – Billboard “Best Record Talent”

Well we have analyzed Rock Pop RnB Soul Blues & Psychedelia from many angles and across three continents in 1967.  But there is always one more view or one more unknown hit to make us laugh or cry.  Billboard published,

Come fly with me to the Semaphore Record Fair

It’s that time of the year again.  The football finals will be done and dusted and it’s time to enjoy a good day out at our favourite springtime Record Fair.  Yes the Semaphore Record Fair will be held on Monday,

1967 – Top Psychedelic Albums!!!!

The Psychedelic Era – Brief, Glorious and Colourful The Psychelic Era in 1967 was brief, glorious and colourful.  The previous eleven Rockblogster Posts have highlighted albums by bands self-described as “psychedelic”, or by their fans, or critics as having some

Music Palooza Alive & Well!

Plant #1 Humming Plant #1 was humming on 22/23 July as punters crowded into the old factory site looking for bargains, good buys, the unusual, hidden gems and the latest on vinyl.  The weather was cool and without rancour.  On

Music Palooza Record Fair 2017 – July 22/23 – Adelaide

Sick of the News.  All Trumped Out.  Need a break from anything at all. The Footy’s getting boring, your side is not doing too well and it’s cold and windy at the game.  You get ripped off eating cold pies

1967 – Best Albums – Summer of Love / Psychedelia / Sgt Pepper’s

1967 – The Year of the Album and Sales are booming United Artists, in a moment of confidence and flamboyance, nominated the next James Bond film theme – You only live twice – as “Album of the the Year”.  Despite

1967 – The Nice – Psychedelic or Prog +

The Nice, Keith Emerson’s first musical vehicle produced the weird pscych / prog album titled The thoughts of Emerlist Davjack, probably one of the worst titles invented.  The album was rated at #69 in the Best Ever Albums charts for

1967 – Strawberry Alarm Clock, Small Faces +

The Strawberry Alarm Clock, a Los Angeles based psychedelic band, released a fantastic album titled Incense and Peppermints in 1967.  The single was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top 100 on 25 November 1967, but the album was full