HIDDEN tracks

Music was Pete Paphides' first love. And at this rate, it will be his last.

Adam Curtis: The Medium is the Message


Marvellously curated BBC blog of the acclaimed British film maker who specialises in films about "power and how it works in society."

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British Record Shop Archive


Heroic ongoing attempt to create an archive of British Record Shops.

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Croydon Municipal


valued friend and peerless pop writer Bob Stanley.

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Dancecrasher


Excellent virtual gathering place and online store for fans of reggae in all its incarnations, from bluebeat to roots; from ska to dancehall. Maintained by the organisers of North London's regular Tighten Up sessions.

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Discogs


First port of call for anyone with a vinyl wants list.

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Every Hit


Invaluable source of enlightenment for anyone keen to ascertain the chart position of a favourite old record.

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Every Record tells a Story


Funny, enthusiastic and enlightening blog written by Steve about all the surprisingly disparate records that make him happy. Steve is also the guy you might have seen on Pop Charts Britannia who kept all his old taped-off-the-radio chart rundown C90s.

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Flashback Records


Excellent North London record shop specialising in new and second-hand records of all genres. Their grading system is very fair. A Flashback VG is equivalent to most shops' NM.

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Found Things


A fascinating "compendium of curiosity" contributed to by Arthur Mingard, whose enormous brain also happened to build this site.

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Kingbee Records


Excellently stocked Manchester vinyl institution. Always worth looking on their site as they don't seem to share their inventory with other record buying databases.

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Mixcloud


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Music Mags 1970s-1980s


Excellent online archive of less well-remembered music magazines of the 70s and 80s.

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Normal Records


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Piccadilly Records


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Pop Justice


Where the spirit of 1980s Smash Hits lives on.

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Popular


Every British number one subjected to the masterful scrutiny of Tom Ewing, given an overall raiting and then debated by the gang of regular contributors.

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Resident Records


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Rock's Backpages


Ever-expanding inventory of pop and rock writing spanning six decades.

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Rough Trade Records


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Sounds of the Universe


The record shop which is also home to Soul Jazz – the UK's most splendid curators of affordable compilations of hard-to-find reggae, funk, soul, jazz and new wave gems.

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The Guardian


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This is my jam


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Twitter


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