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Vinyl Archives: Week of August 18th

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The Clash – “Clampdown”

The Museum of London is set to host a new exhibition titled “The Clash: London Calling,” which will feature over 100 personal items from the band’s very own archive. Among the items include bassist Paul Simonon’s Fender that he destroyed in 1979 for a photo on the cover of The Clash’s third album, London Calling, Joe Strummer’s notebook and typewriter, Mick Jones’ handwritten album notes, and drummer Topper Headon’s drumsticks.

Social Distortion – “Story Of My Life”

Social Distortion is set to reissue three albums on vinyl. Craft Recordings will be rereleasing the 1983 debut record Mommy’s Little Monster, 2004’s Sex, Love And Rock ‘n Roll, and 1995’s Mainliner (Wreckage From The Past).

Stevie Nicks – “Edge of Seventeen”

To highlight the impressive vocal range of Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, one fan took the band’s hit track “Rhiannon” and isolated her vocals, which you can listen to here. The track was recently surfaced by Far Out Magazine, and it sees Nicks’ impressive vocal finesse truly shining as her powerful melodies stand on their own.

Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Rick Astley recently rickrolled London’s Club by performing “Never Gonna Give You Up.” According to NME, Grohl and Astley crashed the Club NME party, where they played the 1987 hit together. “I’ve been a friend of the people at the NME for a long, long time,” Grohl explained. “When I walked in tonight, everyone said: ‘What are you gonna do?’ I said, ‘I have no fucking clue.’ So tonight we’ll play a couple of songs.”

David Bowie – “Young Americans”

The first photo of Johnny Flynn playing the role of David Bowie in the forthcoming Stardust biopic has been unveiled. Stardust is set to star Johnny Flynn as the iconic David Bowie, who heads to America in 1971. It is reported that this trip to America is what inspired the creation of Ziggy Stardust and the rest is history. Flynn’s portrayal is of Bowie in his early formative years, before all the glitz and glamour. Check out the photo here.

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