I did an interview today with a team of film students making a documentary on 'vinyls'. I have quite enjoyed the researcher's use of the word 'vinyls' over the past few weeks build up to today, because she doesn't seem to know that they're called 'records'. It speaks volumes that a young 20-something doesn't have the word in her vocabulary. There's a generation gap right there.
I bought a new 'vinyl' today - 'Heavside Layer', the debut album by a Cardiff-based band Fredrick Stanley Star. It's a cracking record, the only flaw being the cheap sleeve it's presented in. I made the same mistake on the second Camera single 'There's No Way', trying to save a few pounds and then regretting it ever since. On Camera's debut 'Hurt' we went overboard in design, print and finish and I still love the record everytime I pick it up. It's always worth pouring all your love into a record, something Fredrick Stanley Star seem to do. Their live shows are earnest, joyous, affairs, where the band seem to squeeze their entire soul into their set. I've only seen them twice, but once was enough to know they're the real deal. This album is a corker.