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Vinyl on Wednesdays
We are currently taking a bit of a break from supplying the sounds systems for the VoW Classic Album events, but we can highly recommend attending them, they are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month and are excellent value, with fascinating insights into classic albums, often with music professionals including journalists, engineers or musicians providing talks, all amongst like minded music fans.
We hope to be involved with some occasional events in the future as time permits, so please do check back here regularly.
Please see the organisers facebook page for more details
April 10th 2019: Motorhead No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
Kris Needs introduced No Sleep ‘Till Hammersmith, with stories about his time following Motorhead on tour (whilst writing a book about them) and many of the antics that gave them their legendary reputation.
The system used featured a Rega PL6, Rega Ania cartridge,Fono MC phono stage, Exposure 3010 amplifier and Heco Elementa 700 loudspeakers.
March 13th 2019: New York Night!
This night was a double header of self titled LPs from bands Suicide and the Ramones, with their producer Craig Leon (pictured above left), discussing the discovery of these groups and their recording process. Rare white label LPs were played, and the excellent mono version of the Ramones LP was used (which was never released at the time). It was a fascinating insight into this period of NYC music history.
The system used was a Rega Planar 3 with Elys 2 cartridge, Elex-
February 2019: The Orb -
The system used included a Michell Gyro SE, Rega RB220 and Audio Note IQ2 front end, Croft 25R and Series 7R pre power amplifier and Avantgarde Zero loudspeakers.
January 2019: Rolling Stones -
Kris Needs recanted various fascinating stories about his time interviewing Keith Richards and the significance of the Beggars Banquet album.
System used included a Pro-
December 2018: Beastie Boys -
NYC studio legend, Jay Burnett gave a great talk about his work on the Beastie Boys seminal first LP, Licensed to Ill, along with anecdotes about toaster shootings and working with Def Jam records. A pod cast was also recorded at the time.
The system used included a Rega Planar 8, Rega Elex amplifier and Russell K R150 loudspeakers.
November 2018: David Bowie -
A packed room saw Kris Needs and Rick Pearce discuss the importance of Ziggy Stardust, both musically and culturally on Aylesbury itself, as the Ziggy persona was revealed for the very first time in the town at the Friars Music Club. Personal anecdotes about David Bowie and even time spent running the fan club provided fascinating insights into this era of his music.
The system used was a Rega Planar 6 turntable, Rega Elex-