I dunno about you, but I’ve never really got the concept of Guilty Pleasures. Not in a musical sense, anyway; I do sometimes feel guilty about the pasties craftily necked on the way home, the solvent sniffing in the shed, and telling the authorities that no, I am not into dog fighting and these savage beasts with teeth I’ve filed to points are lovely pets for the kids to play with. But music… what’s to feel guilty about? Yes, I do own a copy of Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep; I play Petula Clark’s version of Dancing In The Street as often as Martha Reeves’ original; I don’t like Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On; I can no longer hear the difference between ‘credible’ Cameoand commercial; I own records by ZZ Top, The Bruisers and this. It would be nice to concentrate on a particular era, artist, or even style of music, but it’s too difficult when there’s so much good stuff out there – and failing good, just amusing. That’s why I love working for RC; this is where The Kinks, Bunny Lee, XTC and Kiss rub shoulders and get along just fine, where you can read about Jon Lord and that other keyboard legend Mrs Millswithin the space of a few pages in the next issue. We’re not guilty about liking music, and a wide range of it (although frankly, I ain’t so keen on Mrs Mills), and we certainly feel no shame about loving vinyl. All I see is the pleasures…
For those that want to revel in those pleasures at length, this weekend sees the 16thannual Small Faces Convention in London, and there are numerous events coming up from the Beatles Dayspeople; chances are one will be near you sooner or later. We’re also intrigued about how Northern Soul fans automatically know how to dance; we always thought they were born with the ability to spin and backflip, but now we’ve discovered the secret.
The new issue of RC is out on 13 September; UK subscribers get it early, hope you enjoy it however you get it.
Thank you for reading
Have a great week
Ian McCann Record Collector Editor
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