Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Don't know if you've seen this, but Galactic Ramble is one hell of a reference book for late 60's/early 70's UK vinyl spotters. Over 3000 albums are reviewed, alongside NME, Melody Maker etc reviews from when the albums came out. It's a classy piece of work, with a wide range of UK albums covered, from the rarest Vertigo swirl to the most out-there freakbeat and acid folk, plus all the big names fully covered as well. Many previously looked over works are re-appraised (second Mighty Baby album anyone?) and some rare-as-hen's-teeth albums are given their true worth (ie heavily overvalued). Great reviews, top tens, colour sections, vintage adverts and the like. Pure joy for the bespoke vinyl lover. More about this excellent work, which is priced at £30, here.