February’s 33rpm

Hello folks! After a slight delay due to shoulder trouble, 33rpm is back on the horse. Another set of interesting albums to get your teeth into including quite a controversial choice in some quarters…

D’Angelo – Black Messiah
ABBA – Arrival
Kirsty MacColl – Kite
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive

See you at the usual place – upstairs in Retro from 7pm on Wednesday February 18th.


33rpm Feb

A bit of a Czars follow up


Hello folks!

Belated thanks to everyone who came in January. I’ve been a little ill, hence the lag in posting up on here. It was another great night of booze and banter.

One thing that fell out of conversation was the sheer length of the Czars album made it hard to wade through. We asked Mick (who nominated the album) if he could whittle down the full 18-track beast to something a little more concise. I’ve made a Spotify playlist of the finished album for anyone who fancied listening. You can find it here:

Pop Czars

January’s 33rpm

Ex Hex – Rips
Laura Marling – Alas, I cannot swim
The Czars – Best of..
Rodriguez – Searching for sugar man

Hopefully far enough into January to make hitting the pub seem like a pleasure again, after the beer smear that tends to be December.

We’ve a fresh list of albums and, as lots of you have asked, we’ve moved it to a Thursday too. Still upstairs at Bar Retro though. It’s Thursday January 15th, as ever at Bar Retro just off The Strand. See you there!

Jan 33rpm

The December shortlist

December’s long list (as some of you were asking):

Ex Hex – Rips (Maria)
Laura Marling – Alas, I cannot swim (Kate B)
The Czars – Best of (Mick)
Rodriguez – Searching for sugar man (Kate R)
Arthur Russell – Calling out of context (Louis)
Babyhead – Heavy weather (Andy)
Nils Frahm – Screws (Laura)
Blakroc – Blackroc (Tom)
The miseducation of Lauren Hill (Eric)
ESG – Come away with ESG (Sinead)
Copeland – Because I’m worth it (Jeanette)

December’s 33rpm

Cunningly, I completely forgot to update this in time to be helpful but, for completeness, here’s the shortlist:

December pic

A Christmas Gift for you from Phil Spector
Ezra Furman – Day of the Dog
K.M.D. – Mr Hood
The Raincoats – Odyshape

Weds, 11th December 2014 at Bar Retro

November 33rpm

Here’s the details for the next 33rpm. Picking four was a nigh-on impossible task, based on the strength of the long list:

Gorillaz –¬†Gorillaz
Spiritualized  РLadies and gentlemen we are floating in space
Caribou – Our love

As usual, we’ll be upstairs at Retro Bar, just off The Strand from 7pm on Wednesday November the 5th.

You can see who you’ll be rubbing shoulders with on the Facebook and Meetup pages.

The four albums are on the Spotify page too. See you then!


October 33rpm – The long list

October’s 33rpm was a bobby dazzler. I could put some waffle up here about how much fun it was, but I’ll let the long list of albums do the legwork. Picking four was torture…

Laura Marling: Alas, I cannot swim

Sia: We are born

Lights Out Asia: Hy-Brasil

Dee-Lite: World Clique

The Duke Spirit: Cuts across the land

The Vaccines: What did you expect from The Vaccines?

Spiritualized: Ladies and gentleman we are floating in space

Gorrilaz: Gorillaz

Midlake: The trials of Van Occupanther

Caribou: Our love