July’s 33rpm

Hello all,

Announcing this month’s foursome of albums. A proper mix (and surprisingly light on spangly pop). I’m really looking forward to this already. Feast your eyes on the list, get over to the Spotify page and hopefully see you upstairs in Retro in July.


Tricky – Maxinquaye
Nina Simone at Town Hall
Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas


The April 33rpm long list

Hello all. April’s list (and everyone who came along) made for a cracking night.┬áHere’s the long list, for your delectation:

Courney Barnet – Sometimes I sit and think, sometimes I just sit

The Go Team – Thunder! Lightning! Strike!

Timber Timbre – Timber timbre

Benjamin Clementine – At least for now

The Bhundu Boys – Muchiyedza (Out of the dark)

Lorde – Pure heroine

Public Image Ltd – Metal box

Ryan Adams – Ashes and fire

Stravinsky – Rite of spring

April’s 33rpm

Hello folks – announcing, in a more timely fashion this month, the runners and riders for next month’s 33rpm.

Madonna – Rebel Heart.
Vaughn Williams – The Lark Ascending/Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet.
Mary Margaret O’Hara – Miss America.

See you, as ever, upstairs in Retro Bar (off the Strand) at 7pm.


(Yes, one of them is a Bon Jovi album)

PS As ever, all this month’s album are on an Spotify playlist here. Another Spotify playlist here has all the albums we’ve ever done, if you’re interested too!


March’s 33rpm

Hello folks! Bit of a (to use the technical term) kick-bollock scramble for the next date, sorry. Retro is a popular place these days…We’ve got a great selection, so come along if you can

Peaches – Fatherf**ker
UNKLE – Psyence fiction
Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter three
Diana Ross – Diana

See you at the usual place – upstairs in Retro from 7pm.


March 33rpm pic

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