Beginnings and Philosophy
At the very start I had a few boxes of vinyl that I was ripping and wanted to share it with like-minded people. I was inspired by a blog called CastlesInSpace which posted similar obscure content.
Many years ago,well before 2013, I had a blog called 80’svinylgems on blogger and I also did another blog on a long since disappeared blogging platform Posterous, a companion called 90’svinylgems or was it eightiesvinylgems? Anyway, I got shut down a couple of times that both frightened me and made me more determined. A try to throw the net out wide enough as I don’t mind most genres of music so anything goes on here. I’ve spent quite a few quid “feeding the baby” as stuff runs out but have been saved, numerous times, by my contributors which I attempt to curate to broaden my musical palette. I’m proud to have a list of followers, get a kick from comments (or kick out) and can proclaim 2,112,296 views as of (13:00 on 25/02/2021) and 331,371 visitors.
Mr Disco, who I believe runs this blog, used to gave encouraging comments in the early days. Not heard from him for ages but there is always a problem communicating between the blogger and wordpress platforms.
Who could forget the many requests of Krawinkel made and the continued request of matt
Many years ago I was contacted by Jez who was just starting his blog, the wonderful, irrelevant and wordy. He virtually copyrighted “The Chain”
He was also inspired by the maestro of Scottish music JC and the webmaster of (who got kicked off blogger at the same time)
Always in the background and I’ve stalked him for a while is the lovely, dance orientated Acid Ted, who has been going it seems since the Internet was invented.
Recently more people have become interested and contribute to the comments. The musical encyclopedia that is Post Punk Monk
And the sage-like Echorich, who I’ve always admired.
Mike B came along and saved the blog my sending over his contributions and still does. WINX sent some some rare stuff over that I’ve used. Fred from his base in the Netherlands sent over a huge amount of stuff from his vast collection. Malik Dequan Jefferson drops the odd contribution that I sometimes miss, Paulo X and Andreas has chipped in with odd gem as does Lo (very cautiously)
So Thank You One And All!!!
I really think I will not be doing this in a years time but I said that after a 1000 posts and 2000 posts etc…
So I keep my “little”blog going, not writing too much and keeping the music free so you might actually explore the band a bit more.
Once again thanks for your continued support. If I’d have monetarised it I might of happily retired or been a high profile case for copyright piracy, who knows? And leading onto this threat which is always hanging over me.
So here is the music that you probably scrolled down to find anyway!
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Maxi CD)
All probably on here or you have already but now from CD (thanks Mike B) A personal favourite and here with all the interesting mixes. Love the Hibakusha mix! Enjoy!
ZTT – FGTH4CD
|1||Two Tribes (Fluke’s Minimix)||3:50|
|2||Two Tribes (Don’t Want To Die)||4:11|
|3||Two Tribes (Fluke’s Magimix)||5:27|
|4||Two Tribes (Fluke’s Magimix Instrumental)||5:27|
|5||Two Tribes (Hibakusha Mix)||6:35|
|6||Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)||9:09|