Vinyl love: The Pogues “Rum sodomy & the lash”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: The Pogues
Album Title: Rum sodomy & the lash
Year released: 1985
Year reissued: 2015
Details: Black vinyl, 180 gram, Remastered

The skinny: The second album by highly influential celtic folk punk band The Pogues saw them hit their stride with Elvis Costello at the production helm. It arguably launched a whole subgenre of music: punk with flutes, mandolins, and fiddles.

Standout track: “Dirty old town”

Vinyl love: The Beatles “Abbey road”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)


Artist: The Beatles
Album Title: Abbey road
Year released: 1969
Year reissued: 2012
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, stereo remaster

The skinny: The eleventh and final studio album by The Beatles has some very fine moments, despite what must have been a difficult recording session.

Standout track: “Here comes the sun”

Vinyl love: The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: The Beatles
Album Title: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Year released: 1967
Year reissued: 2012
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, stereo remaster, gatefold sleeve, paper cutouts


The skinny: The fab four’s eighth studio album is a classic, revolutionary for its studio production, songwriting, and artwork, and a must have in any vinyl collection.

Standout track: “A day in the life”