RATHER RARE RECORDS http://www.ratherrarerecords.com for those who never gave up their records or their turntables Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:02:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://i1.wp.com/www.ratherrarerecords.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-1-RRR_header_1200_cropped-copy.jpg?fit=32%2C32 RATHER RARE RECORDS http://www.ratherrarerecords.com 32 32 60112382 the avid collectors’ guide to wild in the streets part 4 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/streets-part-4/ http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/streets-part-4/#comments Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:46:01 +0000 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/?p=32032 RATHER RARE RECORDS
the avid collectors’ guide to wild in the streets part 4

THIS IS PART 4 of the Avid Record Collector’s Price Guide to Wild In The Streets. It addresses in detail the four albums associated with that movie and its music. The first three parts have been published, and with this part I finally get around the a labelography and price guide for the records. So, here are the most detailed listings that I could compile CONTINUE READING

the avid collectors’ guide to wild in the streets part 4
Neal Umphred

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the day I uncovered “the secret of the universe” (and then forgot it) http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/universe/ http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/universe/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:39:27 +0000 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/?p=30715 RATHER RARE RECORDS
the day I uncovered “the secret of the universe” (and then forgot it)

I CAN SAFELY AND TRULY SAY that I knew it all—The Secret of the Universe. Once. Briefly. I can also say that this essay has little to do with record collecting, but it does touch on psychedelic music of the ’60s, so here it is (instead of on my other, eponymous blog). I wanted to provide this memory about doing acid for the first time CONTINUE READING

the day I uncovered “the secret of the universe” (and then forgot it)
Neal Umphred

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why aren’t the moody blues in the bloody rock & roll hall of fame? http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/bloody-rock/ http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/bloody-rock/#comments Sat, 09 Sep 2017 18:20:46 +0000 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/?p=30392 RATHER RARE RECORDS
why aren’t the moody blues in the bloody rock & roll hall of fame?

IN A RECENT EDITION OF QUORA, someone asked why the Moody Blues haven’t been inducted into the bloody Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It would certainly seem that the Moody Blues are far more qualified than many inductees, so I began preparing a lengthy answer, thinking I might provide some insight. But I got sidetracked with another project, and failed to get around CONTINUE READING

why aren’t the moody blues in the bloody rock & roll hall of fame?
Neal Umphred

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a requiem for those timeless good good good vibrations http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/good-good/ http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/good-good/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:27:24 +0000 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/?p=30605 RATHER RARE RECORDS
a requiem for those timeless good good good vibrations

THE MAJOR RECORD COMPANIES usually released new titles on Monday, or at least they did in the ’60s. On April 12, 1965, I rushed home from school and ran upstairs to my room and tossed my books on my bed and pulled my money out of my drawer and ran downstairs to the garage and picked up my bike and zoomed off to Joe CONTINUE READING

a requiem for those timeless good good good vibrations
Neal Umphred

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the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 3 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/streets-part-3/ http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/streets-part-3/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 20:08:50 +0000 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/?p=23569 RATHER RARE RECORDS
the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 3


THE AVID COLLECTOR’S GUIDE to Wild In The Streets Part 3 addresses records made that are associated with this movie—both singles and albums. All were released in the wake of the very successful movie in 1968, but few were hits. Before commencing, I recommend that you first readOn Wild In The Streets As Political And Social
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the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 3
Neal Umphred

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the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 2 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/streets-part-2/ http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/streets-part-2/#comments Thu, 25 May 2017 17:07:22 +0000 http://www.ratherrarerecords.com/?p=22863 RATHER RARE RECORDS
the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 2


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HE AVID COLLECTOR’S GUIDE to Wild In The Streets Part 2 addresses records made that are associated with this movie—both singles and albums. All were released in the wake of the very successful movie in 1968, but few were hits. Before commencing, I recommend that you first readOn Wild In The Streets As Political And Social
CONTINUE READING

the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 2
Neal Umphred

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