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Every Record Tells A Story

Every Record Tells A Story is the name of an eclectic music blog covering a variety of music including rock, indie, blues, metal and vintage R&B with particular interest in used vinyl and live performances. 

The writer, Steve, has written for Classic Rock Magazine, Team Rock online and Record Collector Magazine. Steve has also appeared on the Radio 4 programme The World Tonight and on TV with BBC4’s Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Pop Charts, which looked at the history of popular music. 

Since 2012 Every Record Tells A Story has looked back at rock and pop’s quirkier stories, myths and legends, re-telling them in a humorous and fun way. 

A unique feature of the blog is Steve’s forays into the world of record collecting, some of which have involved a wager. For example, could you build a collection of original Beatles vinyl for less than the price of the reissues? How much would a complete set of David Bowie’s classic albums cost? Could you make and sell on eBay a deluxe box set of Neil Young albums using the original albums? And if, instead of buying a box set by Oasis, you spent the same money on buying second-hand albums, what records could you end up with?

ERTAS also features live reviews, photography, the occasional interview and general music-related nonsense. 

Here’s an interview that explains more about what Every Record Tells A Story is all about..

If you are here for the first time, here are some articles that you may enjoy:

The Beatles Stereo Box Set Challenge

Can You Use Spotify And Still Be An Ethical Music Buyer?

(An adapted version of this article later appeared in Classic Rock Magazine)


Is Heavy Rock Just a Teeny Weeny Bit Sexist? (This later appeared on Team Rock’s Classic Rock website)

A Cultural Analysis of Judas Priest’s Greatest Music Video

How I Learned To Love Radiohead

For Classic Rock Magazine:

Lee Brilleaux: The Forgotten Man of Dr Feelgood

Michael Katon – Interview

For Record Collector Magazine: 

Mercury Rev: Live Review


You can follow this music blog on Twitter or Facebook

My facebook page is at www.facebook.com/everyrecordtellsastory

Twitter: @EveryRecord

There is also an Every Record Gallery page on Pinterest if you like that sort of thing…

….and instagramTumblr and Clippings.me too. Got to love that Social Media thing.

You can email me at everyrecordtellsastory@gmail.com


Here’s what other people think of Every Record Tells A Story:

Blog is brilliant. I’m reading your blog & having a bit of a man-crush on you” – Pete Paphides

This is why I love your blog. I never know what you will write about next. Another well written article on a great artist that I have never heard of. 

This is hilarious and true. It’s a beautifully sustained joke. The details are perfect.” – Dorian Lynskey

Thanks for dropping  by!


42 replies

  1. Hey thanks for the like. Feel free to repost and/ or mention and link to Proto-Germanic anytime.


  2. Hi, thanks for following my blog, its a project for university which i hope to be carrying on afterwards just to share my love for music, and I’ll be following yours for inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also from Essex too ๐Ÿ˜€ chelmsford though! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Nice blog. I’ll keep an eye on it.


  4. Thanks for the follow. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I read through your list and even though I was already interested, I definitely clicked with the “I keep concert stubs” part – love that! Have a scrapbook which I actually need to update it because I tend to write down a little descriptor of the gig/anything exciting/random that happened. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to following you! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. I’m enjoying your blog very much. Must follow!


  6. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here:


  7. Lessee, identify with # 1, 2, 3, 8 (embarrassed to admit) and 10. Born in 1969, listened to hard rock part of 1980’s then indie thereafter. Play guitar badly. Yep, follow!


  8. Awesome blog, good to know there are still folks out there who like rock.


  9. Only went live with my journal of a rookie guitar player blog this week, and in the midst of my recent exploration into this WordPress community have been desperately searching for decent music / rock blogs …finally! -awesome site!


  10. Hey!
    Thanks for liking my post. I really like your blog. Although I was born at the end of the 80s I love a lot of bands you mention here, e.g. Marillion, Jethro Tull or Bruce Springsteen. And yes, I once thought Bon Jovi were cool and I still like their old stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep rockin’ ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Hey thanks for the like! At first glance your blog looks like rock music heaven, so I will definitely be checking it out. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  12. Hi
    Thanks for checking into the pasta paulie blog and liking the David Bowie posting. Have just been browsing around your site, some great postings – takes me back!


  13. Hello – thanks for liking my blog. I’ve just been browsing yours a bit – and am hooked. May have trouble working today… Simon


  14. thanks so much for visiting my site and deciding to follow. I couldn’t survive without music.


  15. Love the blog. Another music obsessive! In fact it has inspired me to write my own…http://robincartwright.wordpress.com
    grateful any top tips!


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  17. Hello,
    I’m looking to get a few reviews of my bandโ€™s new EP โ€œLost in Translation.โ€ If you would give it a listen and maybe give us a few words Iโ€™d much appreciate it! We are available for interviews.



    Thanks a lot,

    Zack Baer


  18. When my mom passed away in 2014, amongst other things, I was left with a medium sized collection of albums, and a walking ton of cd’s. Ranging from Stevie Nick’s to Bob Dylan. I have been wanting to do some type of blog, to showcase them, so to speak, but other than knowing I love music, lol, I know very little about the artist! But I have found some really good ideas off your blog! As far as, layout how to describe what I have etc… just need to dig deep! Thanks!

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