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273. Andy Bushrod

September 13th, 2011  |  Published in Backers


I sent some money to fund the project because I love music. I love writing music, singing, playing and listening to it. I cannot walk past a record shop or second hand shop easily without popping in and thumbing through the racks, on the off chance that there might be some hidden gem I have been looking for over the years. Also the chance to pick up some new music that perhaps I haven’t heard before, or a band I’d heard about, but never actually heard their music.
The first record I bought was probably a Slade 7″, I think most likely it was Cum On Feel The Noize. I liked Slade’s no nonsense music, and misspelt titles. The most recent record was a signed Bay City Rollers album called Rollin’, from a local recycling centre, although I have to admit, this was with a view to selling it rather than listening to it !

The most important record shop for me (past) was called Supadisc and was in Banbury, Oxon, but this closed many many years ago, and another called Haydn-Heard where you could listen in booths before you bought.
I bought many records from these 2 shops, but Supadisc were particularly good for punk and new wave 7″s and especially Jamaican reggae 12″s. The best record shop I have been to recently is called Disc-O-Box in Blandford Forum, Dorset The DJ John  Peel was a huge influence on me, and encouraged me to listen to many types of music that I would normally not have heard or considered. I am even interested in the phrases scratched into run off grooves, and also possess some old 78’s and an original Dansette Record Player. I write songs, play guitar and sing in a band called BushFieldSmith.

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