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leedslungs71's Profile

  • Member Since: March 17, 2013
  • Website: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/
  • Bio: Leedslungs71 has been an award-winning music journalist, columnist and critic for 20 of his 30+ years spent as a professional (read: paid ...well, most of the time, anyway, and sometimes barely by technicality) newspaper reporter and magazine writer. He's been an avid listener, devourer, and collector of records (and CDs) for even longer, having spent an unhealthy amount of time obsessing over (and writing about) the likes of the Stones, Who, Dylan, Hendrix, Velvets, Stooges, Beatles, Big Star, Nick Drake, Guided By Voices, Spoon, Wilco's first four records (their best in his esteemed opinion), and ... well, you get the idea. Hearing an eight-track tape cartridge of the Stones' double-LP comp, "Hot Rocks," at 16 changed his life. Two years later, he found his first Stones bootleg: a curious-looking, cruddy-sounding used copy of the band at Hyde Park '69, purchased for six bucks at Backroom Records in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1982. Both the record and band sounded like shit stirred in oatmeal. He fell in love instantly. Backroom records is, sadly, long gone. Happily, he and the Stones are still here (and yes, he still has that first cruddy boot, along with roughly a thousand or two more). And, like the song says, he'll never stop, never stop, nevernevernever stop! You can read much more of his stuff, music and otherwise, at http://rpmlifeinanalog.com where he writes as his cyber cyborg alias, Jonathan Perry.

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Comment on Nick Drake - A Day Gone By .. (Rover Records RRCD 0001) Thank you for a wonderfully thoughtful, comprehensive review of what certainly sounds like an essential title of an essential …
Comment on Bob Dylan – My Black Dog Barks And Sydney Shakes (The Godfatherecords G.R. 951/952) Thanks for catching that dmcanell, and duly noted and fixed. I knew (and wrote) that it was the Hawks he …
Comment on The Rolling Stones -- Hamburg 1973 1st Show (No Label) Thanks and glad you liked the review guys. Just to echo the helpful comments above, yes, there are a few …
Comment on The Rolling Stones -- Secrets Travel Fast (Scorpio/Bad Wizard STF-1970 1) Thanks for the kind words Jerry, and for weighing in guys. I thought Saville Theatre might have been sourced from …
Comment on The Rolling Stones - Live At The Marquee Club (Goldplate GP-1304CD1DVD1) Thank you and nice work, Stu, on an important and rare (1971!) date and of an oft-booted and repeated, but …
Comment on The Rolling Stones - Olympia Live In The Sixties (Goldplate GP-1302CD1/2) Thanks so much for this very nice and thorough review of these seminal shows during a critical turning point in …
Comment on The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Stone (no label) Thanks very much for the kind words, Solly, and glad you enjoyed the review. Good to hear that you were …
Comment on The Faces -- Electric Soup (The Godfatherrecords G.R.850) Thank you for the kind words and shared Rod and Ron-related memories Johnbrownsbody. I too share your desire to have …
Comment on In Memory of Gerard Sparaco 1967 to 2013 I never met Gerard but, like so many others here, welcomed and appreciated his great guidance and service to those …
Comment on Led Zeppelin - London Royal Albert Hall January 9, 1970 (Virgin Vinyl Records) As a record collector (5,000 LPs and counting over 30+ years) whose first and favorite format was, and always has …