Friday 31 January 2020

Stop Snivellin'

The 40th anniversary of the beginning of my record shop career slipped quietly by in December. I wrote in some detail about that period of my life way back in 2012 (here) in what is one of my favourite posts, one that became something of a precursor to my 55 From 55 series three years later. A number of records come to mind (for a number of different reasons) when I think back to those days of late 1979/early 1980, amongst them is the debut album by The Pretenders. I don't know exactly how many fully autographed copies of the LP were sent out into the world by the band, but I was lucky enough to be in a position to bag one of them, which I still have. Amazing really, considering some of the great records I've reluctantly let slip out of my hands over the years, when I've been short of cash.

The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys


Rol said...

New specialist Sleeveface category? Autographed Sleeveface? Respect.

The Swede said...

Haha! It'd be a very short series Rol.

John Medd said...

The selfie generation have (has?) almost destroyed the humble autograph: if there's no photo then it didn't happen. A good album btw.

The Swede said...

It is a good album John. I played it a couple of times last week - it's held up really well.

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