Vinyl Cave



Vinyl Cave: “The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie

David Bowie’s death has led to a remarkable outpouring of emotion from both his serious fans and those who maybe haven’t been paying as much attention since his major hit-making days in the 1970s and ’80s. more »

Jan 13, 2016 8:57 AM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: Dollar Bin Diving, Midwest private/independent release edition

There is a surprising amount of independently released music from the first vinyl era out there. Here’s a recently unearthed batch. more »

Jan 4, 2016 11:19 AM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: “Sea Shells” by Peggy Lee

“Sea Shells” has more in common with Joanna Newsom’s sparser moments than the rest of Peggy Lee’s catalog. more »

Dec 27, 2015 8:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: “Anywhere U.S.A.” by Buck Owens’ Buckaroos

Buck Owens cranked out a ton of records in the 1960s, and his backing band even maintained a parallel recording career of their own. more »

Dec 2, 2015 4:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: “Electric Band” by the Glass Family

A longtime psych rock want list item suddenly becomes easier to find, thanks to newcomers Maplewood Records. more »

Nov 29, 2015 1:00 AM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: Digital era Duke Ellington

The extensive discography of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra grew even more confusing in the late 1980s; Vinyl Cave is here to help. more »

Nov 27, 2015 1:00 AM Vinyl Cave


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Vinyl Cave: ‘Turkey’ by Mike Krol

Former Madisonian Mike Krol jumps into the national music scene with his new release “Turkey,” out now on Merge Records. more »

Sep 3, 2015 5:10 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: Dollar-bin diving with "Soundsville," "Monkey Business," The Surfsiders

Back in the day, a segment of the record industry used cover bands to mimic, or just vaguely approximate, current hits. Sometimes the cover art was dressed up to mimic the real album. more »

Feb 20, 2015 8:03 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Bing: A Musical Autobiography" by Bing Crosby

Due to general musical omnivorousness, I've dabbled in listening to Bing Crosby, one of the most commercially successful -- and possibly most influential -- male vocalists of the 20th century. more »

Jan 11, 2015 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Going Up?" by The Bama Lamas

"Going Up?", the new LP by The Bama Lamas, sounds as if it were being beamed direct to your turntable from AM radio circa 1963 ... at least, if one were within range of a radio station that played a lot of frat rock. more »

Jan 4, 2015 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Aerial Ballet" by Nilsson

Along with the resurgence of vinyl reissues overwhelming the market in recent years has come a surprising amount of LPs featuring mono mixes, and not just for albums that don't have a good (or any) stereo mix. more »

Dec 28, 2014 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: Dollar bin diving with Racey, Jeffrey Cain, Dan Sorkin

Believe it or not, I haven't been going too bonkers picking up weird bargain bin LPs lately. It's partly because I still have a pile of past non-keepers that still need to find new homes, and partly due to slim pickings. more »

Dec 14, 2014 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave


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